My Name Is Lucy Barton are in for a treat as the novelist returns to her heroine once more. We find Lucy reconnecting with her ex-husband William after he makes a life-changing discovery.
They travel through America in the hope of finding answers, reassessing their marriage breakdown on the way. Strout’s simple yet profound voice as she questions the mystery of relationships has never been more eloquent.
Oh, read it! (Viking, £14.99) Read by Marianne Jones, editor-in-chiefSurely the most anticipated novel of the year. The plot follows four 20-somethings with entangled love and emotional lives.
It’s difficult not to draw parallels between one of them, Alice, a novelist, and Rooney herself. The writing is as exquisite and immediate as ever.Read more on telegraph.co.uk