After a long and lingering winter, we’re looking forward to June. Now is the time to start thinking about which book you’ll take along to the park, patio or cottage this summer – or which title you’ll gift to dad this Father’s Day. Find inspiration in the launch of these currently trending books at Indigo. From brand new novels and compelling non-fiction to essential teen titles and everything in-between, our buzz-worthy books are sure to get you and your audience talking.
By Yaa Gyasi
Historical literary fiction
The latest Heather’s Pick, Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing is riveting kaleidoscopic debut novel about race, history, ancestry, love and time, charting the course of two sisters torn apart in 18th century Africa through to the present day. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa’s modern masterpiece moves through histories and geographies and – with outstanding economy and force – captures the intricacies of the troubled yet hopeful human spirit.
END OF WATCH: A NOVEL
By Stephen King
This is the spectacular finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Mr. Mercedes (winner of the Edgar Award) and Finders Keepers. In End of Watch,the diabolical “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and chilling suspense. After all these years, no one does it better than King.
BAY OF SIGHS
By Nora Roberts
Sci-fi; fantasy; paranormal
Get excited for the second Guardians Trilogy novel from Nora Roberts, a New York Times bestselling author who also happens to be one of the most prolific romance novelists of all time. To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces.
TRIBE: ON HOMECOMING AND BELONGING
By Sebastian Junger
Non-fiction; war and psychology
Based on a Vanity Fair article from June 2015, Tribe is a look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the challenges veterans face returning to society. Using his background in anthropology, Sebastian Junger argues that the problem lies not with vets or with the trauma they’ve suffered, but with the society to which they are trying to return. This in-depth non-fiction book will be at the top of dad’s wishlist this Father’s Day.
I LET YOU GO
By Clare Mackintosh
Our Staff Pick of the Month for June follows the story of a mother, Jenna Gray, whose life is shattered when her son slips from her grip on a rainy afternoon and runs into the street. As Jenna tries to find peace, a pair of Bristol police investigators struggle to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run. Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner, says, “I read I Let You Go in two sittings; it made me cry (at least twice), made me gasp out loud (once), and above all made me wish I’d written it . . . a stellar achievement.”