The Rosie Project author Graeme Simsion has teamed up with his wife, Anne Buist, for this charming novel about two very different people who keep bumping into each other on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail.
Dear Mrs Bird follows Emmeline 'Emmy' Lake who dreams of being a 'Lady War Correspondent' but stumbles into a job answering problem page letters for an eccentric boss at a women's magazine in Blitz-besieged London.
This is Shukla's third novel, but he is probably best known for his social commentary. He writes a column for The Guardian and edited The Good Immigrant - a 2016 collection of essays by people of colour about life in Britain.
Although so much of Kit de Waal's second novel is different from her acclaimed debut My Name Is Leon, her focus on the lives of working class people and her ability to paint characters in minute detail through the eyes of her main character, remains.
The eponymous teenage heroine of Mick Kitson's debut novel, who is on the run from the drab, chaotic lives of her alcoholic mother and her 'Maw's' drug-dealing partner, steps into another world in Scotland's last wilderness.
On an Idaho mountain a man broods - he is the author's father, and, out of a poisonous brew of Aryan nation propaganda, fundamentalism, inadequate schooling and mental illness, he concocts a belief system that leads him to isolate his family from the fallen world of fake prophets and socialised medicine.