Epistolary novel

This Is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

On a battlefield, among the ashes of a dying world, an agent finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. So begins an unlikely correspondence between two enemy agents, Red and Blue, each determined to win the war for their faction. What started as a battlefield taunt soon turns into something else, something romantic and epic. But also, something forbidden.
The discovery of their correspondence, let alone their blossoming relationship, could mean death for each of them. There is still a war going on after all, and someone has to win the war. Read More »

An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones

Celestial and Roy are celebrating their first wedding anniversary when the unimaginable happens: Roy is arrested and accused of a crime he did not commit. He is sentenced to 12 years and both of their lives will never be the same. Celestial is left to pick up the pieces of their life, knowing that she will not be reunited with her husband for many many years. Roy struggles with the accusation and verdict which put him behind bars, and how to be a good husband, son and friend from inside. Hard decisions are made, hearts broken and lives put on hold. Read More »

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, by Paul Torday

When Dr Alfred Jones, a well-respected and strait-laced fisheries scientist, is contacted to work on a project to introduce the sport of salmon fishing to the Yemen, he dismisses it as a ridiculous fantasy. There is no way that cold-water-loving salmon could ever even survive in the desert of the Yemen. But Dr Jones finds himself progressively charmed by the project and his colleagues, learning about himself along the way. What follows is a delightful and humorous tale, told in the form of letters, interviews, emails and articles. Read More »