The Tinder Press Edit: July
July 1, 2016
Last month we launched The Tinder Press Edit, offering readers the opportunity to nab three brilliant ebooks for only 99p. In July, our theme is ‘Coming of Age’ and we have three brand new titles that we are sure you will love, for the same bargain price.
THE GOOD CHILDREN by Roopa Farooki
‘Few novels are life-changing; this one just might be’ Daily Mail
Leaving home is one thing. Surviving is another.
In 1940s Lahore, the Punjab, two brothers and two sisters are beaten and browbeaten into ‘good children’.
Each has a destiny to fulfil. Sully and Jakie will be doctors, Mae and Lana dutiful wives. But Sully falls for an unsuitable girl, Jakie an unsuitable man. Mae and Lana disgrace themselves and disobey.
Rebelling is easy when you’re far from home. But the ties that bind them across cultures, continents and time can never be broken. And when, decades later, death draws them back, it will affect them in ways they never imagined.
‘One thing will always stand out when it matters: the author’s voice. And Farooki has one to be proud of’ Independent on Sunday
‘Farooki writes tales of multicultural, contemporary Britain populated by funny, believable characters’ Financial Times
‘Farooki manages the emotional minefield with humour and compassion’ The Times
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AMITY AND SORROW by Peggy Riley
AMITY & SORROW is a story about God, sex, and farming: an unforgettable journey into the horrors a true believer can inflict upon his family, and what it is like to live when the end of the world doesn’t come.
In the wake of a suspicious fire, Amaranth gathers her children and flees from the cult where her children were born and raised. Now she is on the run with no one but her barely-teenage daughters, Amity and Sorrow, neither of whom have ever seen the outside world, to help her. After four days of driving without sleep, Amaranth crashes the car, leaving the family stranded at a gas station, unsure of what to do next. Rescue comes in the unlikely form of a downtrodden farmer, a man who offers sanctuary when the women need it most.
AMITY & SORROW is the story of these remarkable women, their lives before the night they fled, and their heartbreaking, hopeful future. Over the course of a season Amaranth will test the limits of her faith, and her daughters will test the limits of her patience. While Amity blossoms in this new world, free from her father’s forbidding rules and ecstatic worship, Sorrow will move heaven and earth trying to get back home…
‘[A] delicately stitched, finely patterned and poetic novel… packed with shock and hope’ New York Times
‘A stunningly original contemporary classic [with] remarkable characterisation and intense plot. I urge you to read Riley’s novel’ Stylist
‘A taut debut, this will appeal to fans of Emma Donoghue’s Room‘ Grazia
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THE OTHER HALF OF ME by Morgan McCarthy
‘Dark, addictive and a stunning debut’ Cosmopolitan; THE OTHER HALF OF ME is beautifully written, evocative, and shot through with a delicious thread of menace.
Jonathan and Theo’s childhood is one in which money is abundant but nurture is scarce. With a father who died when they were very young and a mother who starts drinking at lunchtime, the brother and sister are largely left to roam around their sprawling estate in rural Wales, looking after only themselves and each other. Until, that is, their grandmother Eve returns to the family home. Eve is a figure who is as enchanting as she is forbidding, and she takes the children under her wing, answering their questions about their family history that have always been ignored. Yet as they grow older, they discover that much of what they’ve been told is a fiction, and that something very sinister lies in their past.
‘Gorgeously written’ Heat
‘An accomplished novel… McCarthy’s exquisite storytelling points to a promising literary career’ Edinburgh Evening News
‘A beautiful, brooding novel… Darkly lush, filled with an irresistibly sad glamour, this is a memorable debut’ Kirkus
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