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Maandelijks verschijnen er wereldwijd duizenden nieuwe boeken. We maken je daar elke maand al een beetje wegwijs in door onze keuze uit te lichten in 'De negentien van'. Samen met onze partner Van Ditmar Boekenimport zetten we ook onze Engelstalige keuze van de maandelijkse oogst op een rijtje.

The President is Missing

Van Bill Clinton & James Patterson

Een thriller van een oud-president van de Verenigde Staten, why not? Samen met dé koning van de thriller-auteusduo's, James Patterson. Hoe zou die samenwerking zijn verlopen, hebben ze naast elkaar achter een bureautje zitten tikken? Het boek verschijnt op 4 juni wereldwijd en ook meteen in diverse vertalingen. Twee Hebban Crew-leden plannen een Boekenpraat met de Nederlandse editie.

The President is Missing. The world is in shock. But the reason he’s missing is much worse than anyone can imagine. With details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver.

The President is missing is vanaf 4 juni wereldwijd leverbaar, ook in de Nederlandse vertaling.

The Wives

Van Lauren Weisberger

Het derde boek in de Prada-serie, vijftien jaar na het oorspronkelijke The Devil Wears Prada. Hebbanrecensent Inge las het boek al: 'ongecompliceerd kijkje in een andere wereld, vlot vertelde chicklit in korte hoofdstukken, leuk voor een paar uurtjes leesplezier in de zon.'

Whilst Emily pursues a glamorous career as a stylist, her best friend struggles to adjust to life with kids in suburbia. But they’re united in their combined determination to avenge their friend Karolina when her husband dumps her spectacularly. The three women get together to get their own back and rehabilitate Karolina in outrageous style… A return to the world of The Devil Wears Prada.

The Wives is vanaf 5 juni leverbaar (ook bekend onder de titel When Life gives You Lululemons). Over een vertaling is nog geen nieuws.


Van Michael Ondaatje

Van de auteur van The English Patient komt na zeven jaar stilte een nieuwe roman, Warlight. The Washington Post is onder de indruk en noemt het zelfs een meesterwerk: 'all is illuminated, at first dimly then starkly, but always brilliantly.'

In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself - at once both shadowed and luminous - Warlight is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire.

It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women with a shared history, all of whom seem determined now to protect and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be?

A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn't know or understand in that time, and it is this journey - through reality, recollection and imagination - that is told in this magnificent novel.

Warlight is vanaf 7 juni leverbaar. Een vertaling is nog niet aangekondigd.

Social Creature

Van Tara Isabelle Burton

Een verslavende, duistere, decadente debuutthriller voor liefhebbers van Gillian Flynn en Donna Tartt. Ook wel genoemd 'een Ripley-verhaal voor de Instagram-generatie in bruisend New York City' en 'de missing link tussen Brett Easton Ellis en De verborgen geschiedenis'.

They go through both bottles of champagne right there on the High Line, with nothing but the stars over them.... They drink, and Lavinia tells Louise about all the places they will go together when they finish their stories, when they are both great writers - to Paris and to Rome and to Trieste....

Lavinia will never go. She is going to die soon.

Louise has nothing. Lavinia has everything. After a chance encounter, the two spiral into an intimate, intense, and possibly toxic friendship. A Talented Mr. Ripley for the digital age, this seductive story takes a classic tale of obsession and makes it irresistibly new.

Social Creature is begin juni leverbaar. De Nederlandse vertaling volgt op 12 juni onder dezelfde titel. Hou een oogje op Hebban de komende maand, want we starten een leesclub met het Engelstalige boek!

The Mars Room

Van Rachel Kushner

Van de auteur van De vlammenwerpers volgt een roman over het gevangeniswezen. Washington Independent kan niet meer goed loskomen van het boek: 'The Mars Room is a significant structural and conceptual achievement, and its characters stay with you long after you put the book down. You cannot ask much more from a novel than that.'

A bold and heartbreaking new novel from one of America's most talented young writers. Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences. She sees the future stretch out ahead of her in a long, unwavering line — until news from outside brings a ferocious urgency to her existence, challenging her to escape her own destiny.

The Mars Room is begin juni leverbaar. De Nederlandse vertaling, Club Mars, is inmiddels ook al verkrijgbaar.

A Shot in the Dark

Van Lynne Truss

Vier Hebban teamleden lezen momenteel A Shot in the Dark, een nieuwe mystery van de auteur van onder andere Eats, Shoots & Leaves, een verhandeling over het belang van interpunctie. A Shot in the Dark is het eerste deel in de Inspector Steine-reeks en het is veelbelovend. Genieten kan vanaf de eerste bladzijde, het is sterk verteld en absoluut hilarisch.

The charming first novel in a new comic crime series set in Brighton, from one of Britain’s most-loved writers. After the notorious ‘Middle Street Massacre’ of 1951, when the majority of Brighton’s criminals wiped one another out, Inspector Steine enjoys life in the police. No criminals, no crime, no stress. So it’s annoying when a new Constable shows up to work reporting a series of burglaries.

A Shot in the Dark is eind juni leverbaar. Een Nederlandse vertaling wordt niet verwacht.

The Mermaid

Van Christina Henry

Een vierde boek van auteur Henry in haar duistere en verwrongen hervertellingen van bekende sprookjes. De eerdere twee romans Alice en Red Queen zijn opeenvolgend, maar Lostboy (met een angstaanjagende Peter Pan) en The Mermaid zijn standalones. Het zijn geen boeken voor de luchtige lezer. Henry schuwt de ellende niet en schopt de lezer graag uit haar comfortabele stoel. Wees gewaarschuwd.

Once there was a mermaid called Amelia who could never be content in the sea, a mermaid who longed to know all the world and all its wonders, and so she came to live on land. Once there was a man called P. T. Barnum, a man who longed to make his fortune by selling the wondrous and miraculous, and there is nothing more miraculous than a real mermaid. Amelia agrees to play the mermaid for Barnum and walk among men in their world, believing she can leave anytime she likes. But Barnum has never given up a money-making scheme in his life, and he's determined to hold on to his mermaid.

The Mermaid is vanaf 19 juni leverbaar. Henry's boeken worden (nog) niet vertaald helaas.


Van George R.R. Martin

Nightflyers is een novelle die al in 1981 verscheen. De novelle, aangevuld met vijf bijpassende kortverhalen van Martin, wordt ter ere van de aankomende netflix-serie, die gebaseerd is op de novelle, opnieuw uitgebracht.

On a voyage toward the boundaries of the known universe, nine misfit academics seek out first contact with a shadowy alien race. But another enigma is the Nightflyer itself, a cybernetic wonder with an elusive captain no one has ever seen in the flesh. Soon, however, the crew discovers that their greatest mystery - and most dangerous threat - is an unexpected force wielding a thirst for blood and terror....

Nightflyers is in 1981 verschenen en inmiddels leverbaar in de nieuwe editie. De Nederlandse vertaling volgt op 17 augustus onder dezelfde titel.

How to be Famous

Van Caitlin Moran

Een vervolg op het in 2012 verschenen How to build a girl (vertaald als Bouwpakket van een meisje). We kijken weer mee met Johanna, die ten tijde van het eerste boek nog een tiener met issues was. Johanna is nu een volwassen vrouw met issues. Ze pakt het weer op een heel eigen manier aan ...

Johanna Morrigan (AKA music journo Dolly Wilde) has a problem - her unrequited love, singer-songwriter John Kite, has become an unlikely heartthrob to the Britpop masses. He has become an unlikely number one pinup. And what's more painful than unrequited love? Unrequited love with someone the whole world wants, too!

Johanna decides to use everything she's observed about the perils of fame to write a genius monthly column for Britain's coolest magazine, The Face. After all, she knows a bit about this cooler-than-thou elite - she lives in Camden and has interviewed 3/4 of Blur already, and Liam Gallagher once bummed a fag off her! Plus she's now part of fierce rising indie maverick Suzanne Banks of The Branks' inner circle.

She even had a one-night stand with Jerry Sharp, a famous comedian, although that was mainly because it would make a great anecdote. But with her own star rising fast now, that one looks like it's going to come back to seriously haunt her....

How to be famous is eind juni leverbaar. Een Nederlandse vertaling is nog niet aangekondigd.

Going to the Mountain

Van Ndaba Mandela

Ndaba Mandela is de kleinzoon van Nelson Mandela. In Going to the Mountain neemt hij je mee naar zijn jeugd en deelt hij de levenslessen die hij van zijn opa meekreeg met je. Van de ghetto's in Zuid-Adrika naar het presidentiale huis van zijn grootvader.

As a young boy, Ndaba was constantly shunted from place to place. But at eleven years old he was unexpectedly invited to live with his grandfather, Nelson Mandela, even though he had met him only once before, during a prison visit. And, slowly, they built a relationship that would affect both of them profoundly.

Ndaba's teenage years were complicated, but as he approached his twenty-first birthday, Mandela decided that Ndaba was finally ready to `go to the mountain' - a test of courage during which you become a man. At the end of this gruelling ritual journey, the elders of the Mandelas' tribe gathered and Ndaba's grandfather was there, as ever, to share his greatest life lessons.

From Nelson Mandela, Ndaba learned the spirit of endurance, the triumph of forgiveness, the power of resistance and the beauty of reconciliation. And as Mandela grew older, Ndaba had the chance to repay his grandfather's love and support by demonstrating the ways in which he'd understood all that he had taught him.

Going to the Mountain is eind juni leverbaar. De Nederlandse vertaling is dan ook verkrijgbaar, onder de titel De moed om te vergeven.

He's Mine and I have no other

Van Rebecca O'Connor

Een debuutroman over de obsessieve kracht van een eerste liefde: 'a captivating, eerie and atmospheric novel about the claustrophobia a tight-knit family and community can cause, and about buried secrets and the havoc they wreak.'

In 1990s-small-town Ireland, amid the sweaty school discos and first fumblings of adolescence, fifteen-year-old Lani Devine falls in love with Leon Brady, whose mother is buried in the cemetery next to Lani's house. Lani is haunted by the stories of thirty-five orphaned girls, buried in an unmarked grave near Leon's mother. As the love story unfolds, and then unravels, it becomes clear that Leon too is haunted - by a brutal family tragedy that has left scars much more than skin-deep.

He's mine is vanaf 7 juni leverbaar. Over een Nederlandse vertaling is niets bekend.

All the lives we have never lived

Van Anuradha Roy

Met haar vorige roman (Sleeping on Jupiter, 2015) belandde de Indiase Roy op de shortlist van de Man Booker Prize. The Hindu kan er niet over uit: 'Roy seems to be bettering her own brilliance. Though the narration is effortless, Roy’s research and imagination in recreating a bygone era shines out. This is an excellent, unputdownable book.'

Freedom of a different kind is in the air across India. The fight against British rule is reaching a critical turn. The Nazis have come to power in Germany.Two strangers arrive in Gayatri's town, opening up for her the vision of other possible lives. What took Myshkin's mother from India to Dutch-held Bali in the 1930s, ripping a knife through his comfortingly familiar environment?

All the Lives is midden juni leverbaar. Een Nederlandse vertaling is nog niet aangekondigd.

Never Anyone but you

Van Rupert Thomson

Een Amerikaanse auteur van wie aardig wat titels vertaald zijn in het verleden. 'Brilliantly imagined, profoundly thought-provoking, and ultimately heartbreaking, Never Anyone But You infuses life into a forgotten history as only great literature can.'

A small city in western France, the early 1900s. Suzanne, a shy 17-year-old with a rare talent for drawing, is entranced by brilliant but troubled Lucie, the daughter of a Jewish newspaper magnate, and the two young women embark on a clandestine love affair. In an astonishing twist of fate, Suzanne's mother marries Claude's father, and the lovers become sisters.

Never Anyone But You is vanaf 5 juni leverbaar. Een vertaling is nog niet gepland.


Van Lauren Groff

Een verhalenbundel van auteur Groff, van wie in de afgelopen jaren twee romans vertaald zijn naar het Nederlands. Verhalenbundels zijn minder in trek, dus het onzeker of ook deze titel een vertaling krijgt. De al gepubliceerde reviews die online zijn te vinden, doen smaken naar meer: 'And Groff gets the humid, pervasive white racism that isn’t her point but curdles through plenty of her characters. A literary tour de force of precariousness set in a blistering place, a state shaped like a gun.' (Kirkus Reviews)

In her vigorous and moving new book, Lauren Groff brings her electric storytelling and intelligence to a world in which storms, snakes, and sinkholes lurk at the edge of everyday life, but the greater threats and mysteries are of a human, emotional, and psychological nature. Among those navigating it all are a resourceful pair of abandoned sisters; a lonely boy, grown up; a restless, childless couple, a searching, homeless woman; and an unforgettable, recurring character - a steely and conflicted wife and mother.

The stories in this collection span characters, towns, decades, even centuries, but Florida--its landscape, climate, history, and state of mind--becomes its gravitational center: an energy, a mood, as much as a place of residence. Groff transports the reader, then jolts us alert with a crackle of wit, a wave of sadness, a flash of cruelty, as she writes about loneliness, rage, family, and the passage of time. With shocking accuracy and effect, she pinpoints the moments and decisions and connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury--the moments that make us alive. Startling, precise, and affecting, Florida is a magnificent achievement.

Florida is vanaf komende week leverbaar. Een Nederlandse vertaling is nog niet aangekondigd.

A place for us

Van Fatima Farheen Mirza

Volgens de aankondiging van dit boek lanceert de roman auteur Mirza als een groot, nieuw, literair talent: 'a deeply moving examination of love, identity and belonging that turns our preconceptions over one by one.' Kirkus Reviews kan het daar wel mee eens zijn: 'The author's passion for her subject shines like the moon in the night sky, a recurrent image in this ardent and powerful novel.'

A Place for Us catches an Indian Muslim family as they prepare for their eldest daughter's wedding. But as Hadia's marriage - one chosen of love, not tradition - gathers the family back together, there is only one thing on their minds: can Amar, the estranged younger brother of the bride, be trusted to behave himself after three years away? A Place for Us tells the story of one family, but all family life is here. Rafiq and Layla must come to terms with the choices their children have made while Hadia, Huda and Amar must reconcile their present culture with their parents' world, treading a path between old and new. And they must all learn how the smallest decisions can lead to the deepest betrayals.

A Place for us is vanaf 12 juni leverbaar. Er is niets bekend over een Nederlandse vertaling.


Van James A. McLaughlin

Collega-auteur C.J. Box is wild enthousiast over deze debuutroman: 'Bearskin is visceral, raw, and compelling - filled with sights, smells, and sounds truly observed. It's a powerful debut and an absolute showcase of exceptional prose. There are very few first novels when I feel compelled to circle brilliant passages, but James McLaughlin's writing had me doing just that.'

Rice Moore is just beginning to think his troubles are behind him. He's found a job protecting a remote forest preserve in Virginian Appalachia where his main responsibilities include tracking wildlife and refurbishing cabins. It's hard work, and totally solitary - perfect to hide away from the Mexican drug cartels he betrayed back in Arizona. But when Rice finds the carcass of a bear killed on the grounds, the quiet solitude he's so desperately sought is suddenly at risk. More bears are killed on the preserve, and Rice's obsession with catching the poachers escalates, leading to hostile altercations with the locals and attention from both the law and Rice's employers. Partnering with his predecessor, a scientist who hopes to continue her research on the preserve, Rice puts into motion a plan that could expose the poachers but risks revealing his own whereabouts to the dangerous people he was running from in the first place.

James McLaughlin expertly brings the beauty and danger of Appalachia to life. The result is an elemental, slow burn of a novel - one that will haunt you long after you hear the final words.

Bearskin is per 12 juni verkrijgbaar. Een Nederlandse vertaling is niet aangekondigd.

Days of Awe

Van A.M. Homes

Met haar laatste roman, May we be forgiven (2012), won ze de Bailey's Women Prize for Fiction. En nu, zes jaar later, is er eindelijk weer een teken van leven. Een verhalenbundel die volgens de aankondiging een geweldige toevoeging is aan: 'her body of visionary, fearless, outrageously funny work.'

With her signature humor and compassion, A.M. Homes exposes the heart of an uneasy America in her new collection - exploring our attachments to each other through characters who aren't quite who they hoped to become, though there is no one else they can be. In "A Prize for Every Player," a man is nominated to run for president by the customers of a big box store, while he and his family do their weekly shopping. At a conference on genocide(s) in the title story, old friends rediscover themselves and one another - finding spiritual and physical comfort in ancient traditions. And in "Hello Everybody" and "She Got Away," Homes revisits a Los Angeles family obsessed with the surfaces and frightened of what lives below.

Days of Awe is vanaf komende week leverbaar. Op 21 juni verschijnt ook de vertaling, Dagen van inkeer.

There there

Van Tommy Orange

Een debuutroman, waar collega-auteurs maar niet over kunnen zwijgen: 'There, There is an urgent, invigorating, absolutely vital book by a novelist with more raw virtuosic talent than any young writer I've come across in a long, long time. Maybe ever. Tommy Orange is a stylist with substance, a showboater with a deeply moral compass. I want to call him heir to Gertrude Stein by way of George Saunders, but he is even more original than that. This book will make your heart swell.' - Claire Vaye Watkins en 'A beautiful, dangerous, sad, poetic, and hilarious revelation....this book is so revolutionary - evolutionary - that Native American literature will never be the same.' - Sherman Alexie. Dat klinkt wel heel goed!

This fierce novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. A multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about violence and recovery, identity and power, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. A powerful and urgent Native American voice exploding onto the landscape of contemporary fiction.

There There is eind juni leverbaar. Een Nederlandse vertaling is niet aangekondigd.

Orchid and the Wasp

Van Caoilinn Hughes

En nog een debuutroman, waar collega-auteurs zeer over te spreken zijn. Anthony Doerr (Als je het licht niet kunt zien) over Orchid and the Wasp: 'A gorgeous novel told in an onrush of wit and ferocity. Art-forging, smack-talking, long-distance-running Gael Foess, three times smarter than everyone around her, proves to be an unforgettable heroine, and her journey will rattle your most basic assumptions about money, ambition, and the nature of love. Caoilinn Hughes is a massive talent.'

Dazzling and daringly original, this debut novel brings to life the voice of Gael Foess as she struggles to become her own person in the face of her dysfunctional family. Written in vivid prose, this examines how we inevitably fail our families; what we are owed and what we must earn; and how we become people we would never have imagined. A coming of age across Dublin, London, and New York.

Orchid and the Wasp is vanaf 7 juni leverbaar. Een vertaling is nog niet aangekondigd.

Pockets - betaalbaar en handzaam

Soms is het fijn en handig om te wachten op de kleinere uitgave van een titel, in plaats van de duurdere en omvangrijke hardcover of vol formaat paperback. Dit zijn een aantal tips die in juni in een pocket-editie verschijnen:

  • Prague Nights van Benjamin Black - een avonturenroman die ook leverbaar is als Praagse nachten
  • The Weight of this World van David Joy - een krachtige roman over het niet te ontsnappen gewicht van het verleden
  • The Penelopiad van Margaret Atwood - Penelope's eigen verhaal van lust, hebzucht en moord
  • Smile van Roddy Doyle - een gekwelde roman over de onzekerheid van het geheugen en hoe we met het verleden strijden
  • The Last Hours van Minette Walters - een historische roman van de koningin van de crime

Genoeg titels voor op je 'wil ik lezen'-plankje. Meer ontdekken?

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