Published by Liveright Publishing Corporation Fifteen-year-old Jess heads west with her family to witness the "rapture". Her father assures them that on their arrival in California they will be received into the kingdom of Heaven, but hundreds of miles and several home truths later, Jess isn't sure if she wants to be saved.
Published by Particular Books The large font of Turner Prize-winning, cross-dressing artist Grayson Perry's Playing To The Gallery performs a dual function; not only does it beef up the rather slight volume but it also screams accessibility.
Published by Harper Collins From her own admission Sophie Hannah would say she has not tried to mimic or replicate Agatha Christie's style in this new Hercule Poirot offering and even if she had, I would not be the person to tell you how it compares.
Published by Ebury With typical humorous aplomb, the deadpan comedian, writer and improvisation ace takes us back to his working-class Fulham childhood through to his first steps in stand-up comedy and wider career in improvisation and TV stardom in Have I Got News For You, Room 101 and Just A Minute.
Published by Hodder & Stoughton As the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt approaches, adventurer and endurance athlete Sir Ranulph Fiennes recounts his ancestors' heavy involvement on both the English and French sides of the Hundred Years' War.
Published by Michael Joseph He's already published two autobiographies; Moab Is My Washpot in 1997 and The Fry Chronicles in 2010, but it seems Stephen Fry has more to tell of his mishaps, high-haps and showbiz adventures - a fact countless readers will no doubt want to thank him for, because he does it so well.
Published by Mitchell Beazley If, like me, you’re one of these people who love pressing their nose up against the windows of shops specialising in everything from memorabilia to antiques, then this book will prove a fascinating read.
Published by Bodley Head World-renowned religious scholar and bestselling author of A History Of God, Karen Armstrong's latest work attempts to debunk the idea that religion has been the prime cause of major wars throughout history.
Paperback by Quartet Books, £12.99 As the owner of two very successful businesses in Inverness, music venue Hootananny and The Joy of Talk restaurant, there’s not many in the Highlands who haven’t heard of Kit Fraser.
Published by Allen Lane Klein's previous bestsellers - No Logo, a diatribe against global brands, and The Shock Doctrine, a similarly hard-hitting demolition of neo-liberalism - are both essentials on the modern liberal's bookshelf.
Published by Hamish Hamilton Ali Smith, author of acclaimed novels The Accidental and Hotel World, loves to use unconventional forms. The Booker Prize short-listed How To Be Both begins as a poem, changes to standard paragraphs, then goes back again to a poem; it is anything but an ordinary read.
Published by Birlinn The casual visitor to the Cairngorms may be forgiven for thinking that it is a region of high rolling hills and featureless plateaux with little wildlife and even less human life.
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson The third installment of Michael Palin’s excellent diaries start with him starting out on his first travel series for the BBC – Around the World in Eighty Days, and from the outset it shows that even he had a few doubts about the project.
Book review: The Dark Pool: Black Gold, High Finance, and Love in the Scottish Highlands by Liz Cochrane
Published by Strategic Book Publishing Born and raised in Scotland, author Liz Cochrane became head teacher of a remote Highland school, and after retiring moved to southern Spain to study Spanish language, art, history, and culture. She lectures on art history in two languages, but still found time to write a suspense novel set in a remote part of the Highlands.