5 novels that will arrive next October at your bookstore

Novels to be published on October '22: My Ukraine
La literary rentree This month has provided us with a long list of new titles with which to fatten our shelves. We haven't read all the ones we wanted to read and we probably won't, but the news doesn't stop and we're beginning to discover the ones for next October. At first glance there are 5 titles that among the novels coming next october to your bookstore have caught our attention. Discover them!

My Ukraine

  • Victoria Belim
  • Translation by Gabriel Dols Gallardo and Víctor Vázquez Monedero
  • Publisher Lumen

In 2014, Vika returns to her native Ukraine to investigate a family mystery: how his great-great-uncle Nikodim died in the 1930s and why his story remains taboo nearly a century later. Unraveling old unknowns is complicated, but she would never have foreseen that her strongest resistance would be found in her grandmother Valentina, who forbids her from stirring up her past.

It is not for nothing that Ukraine is a "land of blood", like its neighbors Poland, Belarus, Russia and the Baltic states: in the Poltava area, where the family lived, the KGB has long since disappeared, but its former headquarters still terrifies people. the locals. As the country plunges into a new conflict with Russia following the annexation of Crimea, the reader accompanies Vika among the feared kgb files searching for the truth about the country's past and about Nikodim, even at the risk of direct confrontation with his family.

Black is Beltza: Ainhoa

  • Fermin Muguruza, Harkaitz Cano and Susanna Martin Segarra
  • Publisher Reserve Books

Black is beltza
Ainhoa ​​was born by a miracle in La Paz, Bolivia, after the death of her mother, Amanda, in an alleged vigilante attack. She grows up in Cuba and in 1988, at the age of 21, she starts a initiation journey with the Basque Country as the first destination to discover the land of Manex, his father.

In the middle of the repressive conflict, he meets Josune, a committed journalist, and her gang of friends. When Josune's boyfriend dies of a heroin overdose, she decides to accompany Ainhoa ​​on her trip, which will take them to Beirut, then Kabul and finally Marseille. Are the last years of the cold war and both will enter the dark world of drug trafficking networks and their close ties to political plots.

April 14

  • Paco Cerda
  • Editorial Books of the Asteroid

April 14
Madrid, 1931. An unemployed bookbinder slowly bleeds to death at dawn on April 14. His life goes out after being injured in a demonstration calling for the end of the monarchy. Thus begins this story about the arrival of the Second Republic to all corners of Spain. A human gaze that seeks both the great protagonists of the moment and the anonymous participants in that transcendental day. A single day in which, as in a Shakespearean tragedy, all feelings fit: the illusion of the masses, the fear of the royal family, the anxiety of the prisoners, the ambition for power, the loyalty to certain ideas, the collective hope and the pain of the victims. The tiny lives forgotten by history.

Bastard

  • Dorothy Allison
  • Translation by Regina López Muñoz
  • Editorial Errata Naturae

Novels to be published in October '22: Bastarda
Greenville County, South Carolina, is a wild and lush place, beautiful and terrible. There lives the Boatwright Family, a clan of hard-drinking men who shoot up each other's trucks and unruly women who marry too soon and grow old too quickly. A lineage governed by unemployment, instability, violence and teenage pregnancies.

At the heart of this autobiographical novel about a young woman facing abuse and betrayal is Ruth Anne Boatwright, nicknamed Bone, a bastard girl who observes and narrates the world around her with a ruthless and lucid gaze, with a mixture of naturalness and guts, and also with an irreverent and unscrupulous humor. Her heartbreaking story exudes anger, but also generosity and love.

A Pair of Hands: Maid and Cook in 30s England

  • Monica Dickens
  • Translation by Catalina Martínez Muñoz
  • Editorial Alba

a pair of hands
Monica Dickens, great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, daughter of a barrister, educated at private schools in London and Paris, presented at court, had not been raised to work. However, she believed that "life is more than just going to parties where I don't have fun with people I don't even like"; and, after a failed attempt at being an actress, she decided to take advantage of some cooking courses she had taken and look for employment as a maid and cook.

Her social origin, which she had to hide so as not to arouse the incredulity of those who hired her, forced her to play a role anyway and would give rise to a multitude of misunderstandings. She soon found herself dealing with her inexperience in the kitchens, stairwells, and dining rooms of the people "above." To her battle with fluff, broken dishes, burnt cookies and soufflés that deflate because the guests arrive late, she would have to add the peculiar character of her “ladies” and “gentlemen”.

A Pair of Hands (1939) is the witty account of her tribulations as a domestic worker in the England of the 30s, where "a sense of decorum and an almost medieval class consciousness" coexist with abuse, mischief, blackmail, tremendous exhaustion and also moments of authentic revelry.

Will you reserve any of these novels in your bookstore? Remember you can do it via All your books without leaving home! There will be many more novels to be published in October, do you have any more in mind? What novels have you read recently that you would recommend?


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