The Fiction Hotlist is out!
Try X Files’ David Duchovny’s ‘Holy Cow’ – Elsie Bovary is a cow and a pretty happy one at that. Until one night, Elsie sneaks out of the pasture and finds herself drawn to the farmhouse. Through the window, she sees the farmer’s family gathered around a bright Box God – and what the Box God reveals about something called an ‘industrial meat farm’ shakes Elsie’s understanding of her world to its core. The only solution? To escape to a better, safer world. And so a motley crew is formed: Elsie; Shalom, a grumpy pig who’s recently converted to Judaism; and Tom, a suave turkey who can’t fly, but can work an iPhone with his beak
Or if you like thrillers, there’s a new Lisa Gardner ‘Crash and Burn’ Try some Australian fiction with ‘Cairo’ by Chris Womersley.
Or as it’s Valentine’s Day on Saturday, how about ‘The lovers of Amherst’ by William Nicholson – ‘The story of two loves: one past, one present, both intimately entwined with Emily Dickinson’s life’.