New books on Fish Hoek Library shelves in August


Yancey, RickRick Yancey               5th Wave  Dystopian-post-apocalyptic fantasy series for young adults. It was to be the next Hunger Games, but has had mixed reviews.

Carl Hiaasen               Bad monkey

Julian Clary               Briefs Encountered

Marli Roode               Call it dog

Anthony Marra          Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Patrick Ness              Crane Wife

Daughters of MarsThomas Kenneally    Daughters of Mars  From the acclaimed author of Schindler’s List, the epic, unforgettable story of two sisters from Australia, both trained nurses, whose lives are transformed by the cataclysm of the first World War.

Devil of NankingMo Hayder                 Devil of Nanking  A solitary Englishwoman comes to Japan looking for a rare piece of footage that is said to document a particularly monstrous episode of the 1937 Nanking Massacre. The novel is a work of spine-chilling suspense, masterful historical detail, and otherworldly beauty.


Janet Evanovich       Explosive eighteen

Jennifer McVeigh      Fever Tree

Ann Cleeves              Glass room

HHhHLaurent Binet                        HhhH  We are in Prague, in 1942. Two men have been enlisted to kill the head of the Gestapo. This is Operation Anthropoid: two Czechoslovakian parachutists sent by London plan to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich—head of the Nazi secret services, ‘the hangman of Prague’, ‘the blond beast’, ‘the most dangerous man in the Third Reich’.

Heydrich works for Hitler’s most powerful henchman…moreTwo men have been enlisted to kill Reinhard Heydrich—head of the Nazi secret services. HHhH is a panorama of the Third Reich told through the life of one outstandingly brutal man, a story of unbearable heroism and loyalty, revenge and betrayal.

Gill Hornby                Hive

MutchBarbara Mutch          Housemaid’s Daughter  1935: Isolated and estranged on the arid plains of South Africa, Irish Cathleen Harrington finds solace in her diary and the friendship of her housemaid’s daughter, Ada.

Dan Brown                Inferno

Julie Kagawa             Iron queen

Stephen King                        Joyland

Sharon Penman        Lionheart

InfernoTerry Pratchett          Long Earth

Terry Pratchett          Long War

Mary Higgins Clark   Lost Years

Terry Brooks             Magic Kingdom of Landover V1-3

Raymond E. Feist     Magician’s End

Manly pursuitsAnn Harries               Manly Pursuits  Cape Town, 1899. Cecil Rhodes, the great imperialist and diamond tycoon, believes that he has only months to live and that the only thing that can save him is the sound of English birdsong in the South African countryside surrounding his Cape residence…

A. M. Homes              May we be forgiven

Robin Cook               Nano

Gareth Crocker         Never Let Go

Janet Evanovich       Notorious nineteen

Lauren Oliver                        Pandemonium

WallflowerS. Chbosky
                Perks of Being a Wallflower  A deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

Lauren Oliver                        Requiem

Kristen Higgins         The best man

Jojo Moyes                The girl you left behind

Neil Gaiman               The ocean at the end of the lane   This is the very personal story of a middle aged man, somewhat lost over the years, returning to his childhood home to find himself again and reminisce about the strange events once encountered by his seven year old self, bu

A. N. Wilson               The potter’s hand  The first novel for five years from one of Britain’s most celebrated men of letters tells the epic story of the Wedgwood family.t more than that, Gaiman infuses the story with his surrealist magic that makes every word almost hauntingly beautiful. (Plus some really creepy and fantastic imagery)

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya Watch

Sophie Kinsella         Wedding night

Janet Evanovich       Wicked appetite

Ron Irwin                   Flat water Tuesday

OrfordMargie Orford                       Water music  This is the fifth novel in Margie Orford’s Clare Hart series, which has been published to international acclaim.


QuarryIain Banks                  The quarry  The theme itself is a well-worn one; a group of friends gather together over a weekend a couple of decades after they all met at university. However, Banks gives it one of his usual dark twists and has the leader of the little group in the last throes of terminal cancer.

Michael David Lukas            The oracle of Stamboul


Non Fiction

Roger Watson                       Capturing the Light  An intimate look at the journeys of two men—a gentleman scientist and a visionary artist—as they struggled to capture the world around them, and in the process invented modern photography.

CatherineRobert K. Massie      Catherine the Great  Pulitzer Prize winner Massie offers the tale of a princess who went to Russia at 14 and became one of the most powerful women in history.

E. Van Heyningen     Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War

Paul Theroux             Last Train to Zona Verde

Frosty Hesson                       Making Mavericks

Okkert-Ernst Grapow           Tug at My Heart  The story behind South Africa’s two Super Tugs – the world’s largest and most powerful tugs in the world from the 1970s to 2000.

Terry Pratchett          Turtle recall

Amanda Knox                       Waiting to Be Heard

BushmanPaul John Mybergh  The Bushman winter has come  This is a true story of exodus, the inevitable journey of the last of the First People, as they leave the Great Sand Face and head for the modern world and cultural oblivion.

Ruby Wax                  Sane new world

Jane-Anne Hobbs     Scrumptious

Duncan Brown          Are trout South African?  Are Trout South African? will be of interest to anyone who is engaged with notions of how people belong or claim to belong, how people Troutinteract, and, of course, what pleasures, complexities and contradictions there are in the activity of flyfishing for trout in South Africa.

Daniel J. Brown        Boys on the Boat  The story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal. The boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.