T.S. Eliot said that April was the cruellest month — but look at the batch of books coming out this month. April can’t be so bad, right?
This month holds some gifts for those of us who have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for the follow-ups to favourite books. After five years, Orange Prize-shortlisted author Aminatta Forna publishes her new novel, Happiness; set in London's heaving metropolis, it tracks the joys, sadnesses and chance encounters of the residents, visitors (and foxes!) of our capital city.
Since April is the month of follow-ups, keep your eyes peeled for Madeline Miller’s Circe; like her 2011 book, Song of Achilles, this is a brilliant reinterpretation of Homeric myth. Diana Evans' third novel, Ordinary People, will appeal to fans of Zadie Smith (hiya!) while The Lido, the debut from Libby Page, is being tipped as this year's Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.