December slaan we over omdat in die maand vrijwel niets verschijnt aan nieuwe boeken.
Van Henry Eliot
Penguin Classics is the best-known classics imprint in the world. From THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH to First World War poetry, and covering the greatest works of fiction, poetry and drama in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors and 4,000 years of world literature. Illustrated with historic covers, this is an exhilarating guide for anyone keen to explore the best books ever written.
Penguin Classics (480 bladzijden) is vanaf 1 november aan te schaffen.
Van Gina Apostol
Two women, a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker, go on a road trip in Duterte’s Philippines, collaborating and clashing in the writing of a film script about a massacre during the Philippine-American War. Chiara is working on a film about an incident in Balangiga, Samar, in 1901, when Filipino revolutionaries attacked an American garrison, and in retaliation American soldiers created “a howling wilderness” of the surrounding countryside. Magsalin reads Chiara’s film script and writes her own version. Insurrecto contains within its dramatic action two rival scripts from the filmmaker and the translator—one about a white photographer, the other about a Filipino schoolteacher.
Within the spiraling voices and narrative layers of Insurrecto are stories of women—artists, lovers, revolutionaries, daughters—finding their way to their own truths and histories. Using interlocking voices and a kaleidoscopic structure, the novel is startlingly innovative, meditative, and playful. Insurrecto masterfully questions and twists narrative in the manner of Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler, Julio Cortázar’s Hopscotch, and Nabokov’s Pale Fire. Apostol pushes up against the limits of fiction in order to recover the atrocity in Balangiga, and in so doing, she shows us the dark heart of an untold and forgotten war that would shape the next century of Philippine and American history.
Insurrecto is vanaf 13 november aan te schaffen. Het is een roman van 336 bladzijden.
Van Oyinkan Braithwaite
Sharp as lacquered nails, a deliciously deadly debut about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends while she’s stuck cleaning up after her. Korede is bitter. Her sister, Ayoola, is the favourite child, the beautiful one. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead, and she’s turned her eye towards a man Korede cares deeply about.
My sister, the serial killer is vanaf 1 november aan te schaffen. De Nederlandse vertaling verschijnt gelijktijdig en daarmee gaan we een leesclub doen. Hou op vrijdag 2 november de actiepagina in de gaten.
Van Jeffrey Archer
Leningrad, Russia, 1968.
Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin . . .
In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander's future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia.
Heads you win is vanaf 1 november leverbaar. Het is een standalone roman van 480 bladzijden.
Van Michelle Obama
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama chronicles the experiences that have shaped her-from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her time spent at the world's most famous address. She describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it-in her own words and on her own terms.
Becoming is vanaf 13 november aan te schaffen. De Nederlandse editie, Mijn verhaal, verschijnt gelijktijdig.
Van M.R. Carey
SHE LOOKS LIKE ME. SHE SOUNDS LIKE ME. AND NOW SHE'S TRYING TO TAKE MY PLACE . . .
Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. She's a gentle woman devoted to bringing up her kids in a loving home, no matter how hard times get. But there's another side to Liz, one that's dark and malicious. A version of her that will do anything to get her way - no matter how extreme or violent.
Someone like me is vanaf 8 november aan te schaffen. Het is een standalone psychologische thriller van 512 bladzijden.
Van Jonathan Lethem
The author’s first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn delivers the same memorable delights: ecstatic wordplay, warm and deeply felt characters, and an offbeat sense of humor. Combined with a vision of California that is at once scruffy and magnificent, this book emerges as a transporting, comic, and unforgettable novel.
The Feral Detective is vanaf 6 november aan te schaffen. Het is een detective van 336 bladzijden.
Van Louisa Hall
A fascinating, complex, and multi-faceted man, Oppenheimer was a devotee of liberal causes, as well as the father of the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He loyally protected his Communist friends only to later betray them; he repeatedly lied about love affairs and struggled to explain his actions; he defended the use of the atomic bomb, then lobbied against nuclear proliferation.
Trinity (336 bladzijden) is vanaf 1 november aan te schaffen.
Van Preston & Child
Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer--is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down seemingly overnight. Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew is contacted by one of his former coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who has a bead on one final treasure hinted at in EES's final case, the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: The Phaistos Disc. What lies at the end of the trail will either save Gideon's life--or bring it to a sudden, shocking close. Crew once again faces incredible odds--but as Gideon has proved again and again, there's no such thing as too great a risk when you're living on borrowed time
The Pharaoh Key is vanaf 1 november in paperback aan te schaffen. Twee weken later volgt de Nederlandse editie, De Egyptische sleutel. Het is het vijfde deel in de Gideon Crew-serie.
Van Lee Child
From number one bestseller Lee Child, the thrilling new blockbuster featuring hero Jack Reacher. Reacher, the eternal drifter, happens by chance on the small New Hampshire town he remembers his father was supposed to have come from. But when he starts looking for his dad's old home, he finds there's no record of anyone named Reacher ever having lived there.
Past Tense (416 bladzijden) is vanaf 5 november in hardcover aan te schaffen. Het is het 23e Jack Reacher-boek.
Van Clive Cussler
After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects Team are tapped by the President of the United States to find out what's gone wrong. The trail leads them to a brilliant billionaire in the alternative energy field. Her goal is the end of the oil age; her company has spent billions developing the worlds' most advanced fuel-cell systems. But is she an environmental hero...or a rogue genetic engineer? The NUMA crew discovers that the oil fields are infected with a bacteria that is consuming the oil before it can be pumped out of the earth-a bacteria originally lost decades ago when two submarines vanished in the Mediterranean. With hired killers on his trail, can Kurt Austin locate a submarine that's remained hidden for more than fifty years? And even if he can, can the biological terror that's been unleashed be stopped?
Sea of Greed (416 bladzijden) is vanaf 15 november aan te schaffen. Het is het 16e deel in de NUMA-Files.
Van G.R.R. Martin
Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen – the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria – took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire and Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart. What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why did it become so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What is the origin of Daenerys’s three dragon eggs? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley. Readers have glimpsed small parts of this narrative in such volumes as The World of Ice & Fire, but now, for the first time, the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed. With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Fire and Blood is the ultimate game of thrones, giving readers a whole new appreciation for the dynamic, often bloody, and always fascinating history of Westeros.
Fire & Blood (736 bladzijden) is vanaf 20 november aan te schaffen. Een ruime week later is ook de Nederlandse editie, Vuur & Bloed, beschikbaar.
Van J.K. Rowling
At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
The Crimes of Grindelwald is vanaf 16 november aan te schaffen. Het bevat 304 bladzijden. De Nederlandse editie volgt in februari.
Van Joyce Carol Oates
When an idealistic girl in a dystopian future dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled world, she is punished by being sent back in time to a region of America – ‘Wainscotia, Wisconsin’ – that existed eighty years before. Cast adrift in time in this Midwestern town, she is set upon a course of ‘rehabilitation’ – but she falls in love with a fellow exile and starts to question the constraints of her existence, with results that are both devastating and liberating.
Hazards of time travel is vanaf 27 november aan te schaffen. Het is een roman van 336 bladzijden.
Van David Baldacci
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again. Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon-and its rider missing-Pine is called in to investigate. It soon seems clear the lost tourist had something more clandestine than sightseeing in mind. But just as Pine begins to put together clues pointing to a terrifying plot, she's abruptly called off the case. If she disobeys direct orders by continuing to search for the missing man, it will mean the end of her career. But unless Pine keeps working the case and discovers the truth, it could spell the very end of democracy in America as we know it...
Long road to mercy (416 bladzijden) is vanaf 15 november aan te schaffen. De vertaling, De lange weg naar genade, verschijnt gelijktijdig. Het is het eerste deel in de serie rond FBI-agente Atlee Pine.
Van David Szalay
Twelve people on the move around planet Earth, twelve individual lives, each in turmoil, and each in some way touching the next.
In this nuanced and deeply moving sequence, David Szalay's diverse protagonists circumnavigate the world in twelve plane journeys, from London to Madrid, from Dakar to Sao Paulo, to Toronto, to Delhi, to Doha, en route to see lovers and parents, children and siblings, or nobody at all.
Along the way, Szalay deftly depicts the ripple effect that, knowingly or otherwise, a person's actions have on those around them, and invites us to consider our own place in the vast and delicately balanced network of human relationships that is the world we live in today.
Turbulence is vanaf eind november aan te schaffen. Het is een verhalenbundel van 144 bladzijden.
Van A.L. Kennedy
This is the story of Mary. When she is still small, Mary meets Lanmo, a golden snake, who becomes her best friend. The snake visits Mary many times, he sees her city change, her family leave their home, he sees her grow up and he sees her fall in love. But Lanmo knows that the day will come when he can no longer visit Mary, when his destiny will break them apart, and he wonders whether having a friend can possibly be worth the pain of knowing you will lose them.
The Little Snake is vanaf 8 november aan te schaffen. Het is een novelle van 144 bladzijden.
Van Brandon Sanderson
Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race is trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters.
Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible - assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her.
Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.
Skyward is vanaf 15 november aan te schaffen. Het is het eerste deel (528 bladzijden) in een nieuwe, gelijknamige fantasyserie van de auteur van Elantris en Mistborn.
van Stephen Fry
The dazzling companion volume to the bestselling Mythos. There are heroes- and then there are Greek heroes. Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices. Few mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-sitting adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests fort he Golden Fleece. See Atalanta- who raised by bears- outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the minster Chimera. Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of- at our worst and our very best.
Heroes is vanaf 1 november aan te schaffen. Het bevat bijna 500 bladzijden.
Meer Engels op Hebban
Hebban Leesclub - Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen is een Broadway-stuk dat in oktober 2018 aan een nationale tour is begonnen. Schrijver Val Emmich had de eer er een young adult-roman van te maken. Hoofdrolspeler van theaterstuk en boek is Evan, een verlegen, eenzame jongen die gepest wordt. Als er een tragedie gebeurt, is hij ineens niet meer onzichtbaar, maar zijn nieuwe status is gebaseerd op een leugen. Hebban heeft 15 Engelstalige exemplaren beschikbaar voor een Hebban Leesclub. Doe je mee?
Giveaway - Vox
Wat zou jij ervan vinden om als vrouw nog maar honderd woorden per dag te mogen uiten? Met het soms bizarre nieuws dat we zien in het journaal momenteel, is het helemaal niet zó vergezocht. Christina Dalcher nam het als uitgangspunt voor haar debuutroman Vox. We geven drie Engelstalige hardcovers weg.
Giveaway - Miss Peregrine's Children
In 2011 begon het grote avontuur van de 'peculiar children' van auteur Ransom Riggs. Vorige maand verscheen A Map of Days, het vierde deel in de serie. Op Hebban kun je nu de volledige serie in het Engels winnen. Succes!
Epic Reads #11 - What if it's us?
In de Epic Reads Challenge 2018 zoeken we niet alleen dé Epic Reader van het jaar, maar genieten we ook van twaalf fantastische Young Adult-titels. We hebben per titel vijftien exemplaren voor gemotiveerde en enthousiaste YA-lezers. Je kunt je nu inschrijven voor de Epic Reads-leesclub van november, met het boek What if it's us van Becky Albertalli en Adam Silvera.
Hebban Leesclub - The Way of all Flesh
We gaan een Hebban Leesclub organiseren rond het Engelstalige The Way of all Flesh, de debuutroman van Ambrose Parry (een pseudoniem voor auteursduo Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman). We hebben hiervoor 15 Engelstalige exemplaren beschikbaar. Klinkt de omschrijving leuk en word je nóg enthousiaster van het fragment, schrijf je dan snel in voor een van de gratis exemplaren van deze historische mystery-roman.
Genoeg titels voor op je 'wil ik lezen'-plankje. Meer ontdekken?