OUR APRIL BOOK
LOVE AND TREASURE
by Ayelet Waldman
A fugitive train loaded with the plunder of a doomed people. A dazzling jewelled pendant in the form of a stylized peacock. And three men – an American infantry captain in World War II, an Israeli-born dealer in art stolen by the Nazis, and a pioneering psychiatrist in fin-de-siècle Budapest – who find their carefully-wrought lives turned upside-down by three fierce women, each locked in a struggle against her own history and the history of our times. And at the centre of Love and Treasure, nested like a photograph hidden in a locket, a mystery: where does the worth of a people and its treasures truly lie?
Spanning continents and a hundred years of turbulent history, from 1913 Budapest to post-war Salzburg to present-day New York, encompassing war and revolution, the history of art, feminism and psychoanalysis, depicting the range of human feeling from the darkness of a shattered Europe to the ordinary heartbreaks of a contemporary New York woman, Love and Treasure marks the full maturity of a remarkable writer.
‘An ambitious, perceptive novel.’ Guardian
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Thanks for stopping by, we hope you enjoy some of the books we’ve got coming up this year.
A SELECTION OF OUR 2014 TITLES
Under the Wide and Starry Sky ~ The much anticipated second novel from Nancy Horan, New York Times bestselling author of Loving Frank, which tells the passionate and turbulent story of Robert Louis Stevenson and his tempestuous American wife, Fanny ~ ‘Ambitious and often breathtaking’ Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife
Where Memories Go ~From broadcaster Sally Magnusson comes an inspiring memoir of a family’s love for a mother – and a searing manifesto for change. ~ ‘An extraordinarily moving memoir.‘ Alexander McCall Smith ~ ‘Intensely moving and inspiring.‘ Joanna Lumley SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle ~ Kirsty Wark’s first novel, a captivating and haunting story of the richness beneath seemingly ordinary lives and the threads that hold women together. ~ ‘Completely enchanting. the story of two women’s intertwined lives draws you in and holds you spellbound to the end.‘ Penny Vincenzi
Love and Treasure ~ The remarkable new novel by New York Times bestselling author Ayelet Waldman, spanning continents and a hundred years of turbulent history, encompassing war and revolution, the history of art, feminism and psychoanalysis, depicting the range of human feeling from the darkness of a shattered Europe to the ordinary heartbreaks of a contemporary New York woman ~ ‘A novel to love and treasure’ Philippa Gregory
Above ~ A stunning and harrowing novel about a sixteen-year-old girl who is abducted and locked underground by a survivalist who is convinced the end of the world is going to happen. By award-winning author Isla Morley. ~ ‘An audacious page-turner.’ Publishers Weekly ~ ‘Powerful… very intriguing and provocative.’ Kirkus reviews
Remember Me Like This ~ Written by Bret Anthony Johnston, Director of Creative Writing at Harvard, this is a compelling exploration of human morality, a story about a family coming back together after a missing son comes home. ~ ‘flawless storytelling… I love this book’ John Irving ~ ‘wise, moving, and troubling’ Tom Perrotta
And a sneak peek at 2015 …
Soil ~ the Coen Brothers meet Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone in the debut novel of American independent bookseller Jamie Kornegay and Canadian author Carrie Snyder’s debut, Girl Runner.
Welcome to Two Roads!
It’s year three for Two Roads, filled with wonderful books, passionate authors – some already established, some new, all incredibly talented - and great new projects. This website is where you can discover our writers and learn more about their work. We publish about 10-12 books a year, both fiction and non-fiction – all strong narrative and great stories with heart and intelligence.
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This mantra is the compass that guides us in our incredible journey and it’s what we believe makes Two Roads truly special. We hope you enjoy what you find here.
Two Roads’ 2013
The Sea on Our Skin by Madeleine Tobert (paperback) – January 17th
The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann (paperback) – February 14th
Doodlemum by Angie Stevens aka Doodlemum – February 28th
After Cleo Came Jonah by Helen Brown (paperback) – February 28th
Until I Say Good-Bye by Susan Spencer-Wendell with Bret Witter – March 14th
Island Wife by Judy Fairbairns – March 28th
Z: a Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler – April 11th
The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp – April 11th
Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin (paperback) – April 11th
Dream New Dreams by Jai Pausch (paperback) – May 9th
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe – June 6th
Eleven Days by Lea Carpenter – June 20th
Z: a Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald (paperback) – September 12th