Welcome to Two Roads
2015 is filled with wonderful books, passionate authors – some already established, some new, all incredibly talented – and great new projects. For the reader, there is armchair travel from the Mississippi Delta to rural Ontario, from the shores of Loch Ness to Coney Island; there is time travel from 19th century New York to WW2 Scotland and the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics or the opportunity to explore some of life’s challenges in a beautifully written memoir - it’s all here in our 2015 list.
This website is where you can discover our writers and learn more about their work and what we do; each book we publish has a dedicated page (click the dropdown menu on the toolbar above) full of extra information. We’re not a large imprint, but I like to think we are mighty. 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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But, most importantly, we hope that whenever you come across a Two Roads title you’ll recognise our love for stories… voices… places… lives… and discover a page-turning book you love reading and want to recommend to your friends. It’s what we believe makes Two Roads truly special; we hope you enjoy what you find here.
BOOKS OF THE MONTH:
Gretchen Rubin, author of New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project and Happier At Home, has helped millions of readers get happier. Now she tackles the critical question: How can we make good habits and break bad ones?
‘one of the most charming and erudite authors of her generation’
Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop talking
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The Coen Brothers meet Crime and Punishment – with a Mississippi twist.
In a darkly comic debut novel by an independent bookseller, an idealistic young farmer moves his family to a Mississippi flood basin, suffers financial ruin – and becomes increasingly paranoid he’s being framed for murder.
‘Unnerving but touching, dark yet hopeful, gritty but oh, so smooth; Soil is the deeply human story of one man’s personal apocalypse.’
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A SELECTION OF OUR 2015 TITLES
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
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
Girl Runner - a debut novel from Canadian author Carrie Snyder. Aggie Smart is 104, a former Olympic athlete she is alone and forgotten by history until two young people take her away to confront her past.
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. We’re also issuing Bret’s marvellous collection of short stories, Corpus Christi
Soil - a debut novel from Mississippi bookseller, Jamie Kornegay. Think Crime and Punishment meets the Coen Brothers, with a particular Mississippi twist.
Better Than Before – mastering the habits of our everyday lives - the new book from Gretchen Rubin author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home
Life, Love & The Archers – Wendy Cope Best known for her poetry, this prose collection includes pieces from a lifetime of published and unpublished work – reflecting on subjects from childhood, daring to write poetry, and television reviewing, to giving up smoking, falling in love and weddings.
At The Water’s Edge - if you loved Water For Elephants, you will love Sara Gruen’s new novel set in Scotland at the end of the Second World War
Church of Marvels – a debut novel of marvel and mystery which starts off on Coney Island in 1895 from Leslie Parry. Described by Emma Donoghue as ‘irresistable’.
Blackout – remembering what I drank to forget – Salon.com editor Sarah Hepola’s amazing memoir of oblivion and recovery.