A SELECTION OF OUR FORTHCOMING 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.
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.
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 treasure trove of a novel’ Joyce Carol Oates
Above ~ In the bestselling vein of Room, 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.
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
Soil ~ Coen Brothers meet Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone in the debut novel of American independent bookseller Jamie Kornegay.
Welcome to Two Roads!
2013 has been a very exciting year for Two Roads, filled with wonderful books, passionate authors – some already established, some new, all incredibly talented - and thrilling new projects. This website is where you can discover our writers and learn more about their work; but it is also a forum for you to have your voice heard, and help us shape the future of our publishing imprint.
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But, most importantly, we hope that whenever you come across a Two Roads title you’ll immediately recognise our love for stories… voices… places… lives… and discover a page-turning book you love reading and want to recommend to your friends.
stories… Whether it’s the true story of a brave journalist with ALS living her last year with joy, as in Susan Spencer-Wendel’s memoir Until I Say Good-Bye, or the novel of a mother and a son separated by war in Lea Carpenter’s debut Eleven Days, Two Roads publishes exceptional stories from exceptional writers, exploring the many different, and sometimes heart-wrenching, sides of life.
voices… From the long lost voice of Zelda Fitzgerald, brilliantly captured in Therese Anne Fowler’s novel Z, to the useful life lessons of best-selling self-help author Gretchen Rubin, we bring you books that are immediately recognisable by the strength and unique quality of their voice. Be it the voice of a character in a novel or of a writer venturing into new, unexplored territories.
places… Explore our books page to get a glimpse of a woman’s life on a small Hebridean island in Judy Fairbairns’ memoir Island Wife -, an elegant and fascinating European city in the 18th century – Karen Engelmann’s The Stockholm Octavo - or around the world with Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife Fanny in Nancy Horan’s new novel, Under The Wide and Starry Sky.
lives… Behind every great book there’s a great life story and we are constantly looking for books that can give us insight and deal with what matters most. Be it the heart-breaking account of a mother dealing with the inevitable death of her only son to an incurable disease as in Emily Rapp’s The Still Point of the Turning World, or the story of a very special two-member book club as told by Will Schwalbe in The End of Your Life Book Club a book that reminds us why we read at all!
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.
Lisa Highton, Publisher
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