5 Paperback Debutants

  • The List
  • 5 March 2009

Edward Hogan - Blackmoor A dark tale of a close-knit mining community forced to abandon their homes while, ten years later, a child discovers exactly how his mother died there. Pocket.

Lauren Liebenberg - The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam It’s Rhodesia in the 1970s and two children are protected by the boundary of their land until the war-torn outside world crashes in. Virago.

Elizabeth Gilbert - Stern Men A re-launch of her debut novel after the success of Eat, Pray, Love with this one about a tale of lobster fishing rights in Maine. Bloomsbury.

CS Richardson - The End of the Alphabet A man with a month to live sets out to visit all the places he’s longed to go, from Amsterdam to Zanzibar. It’s quite possible that there are 26 of them. Portobello.

Kaui Hart Hemmings - The Descendants Set in Hawaii, family and friends gather round a woman in a coma while the race is on to locate her lover who is unaware of the unfolding tragedy. Vintage.

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