New eBook Fiction for August

This month has seen some amazing quality fiction added to Overdrive. We have a great mix of genres with modern classics as well as brand new releases. There’s plenty to enjoy for all different reading tastes.

Overdrive cover Naked Empire, by Terry Goodkind (eBook)
“The Sword of Truth series follows Richard Cypher, a young woodsman intent on tracking down his father’s murderer. His quest will take him far from home, embroiling him in an ancient war, three-millennia past, that is about to re-ignite with world-shattering violence. Time is running out. The Imperial Order has D’Hara under siege, Wizard’s Keep is threatened, and Richard Rahl has been poisoned. There is an antidote, but it comes at a high price.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover The Book of Dave, by Will Self (eBook)
“What if a demented London cabbie called Dave Rudman wrote a book to his estranged son to give him some fatherly advice? What if that book was buried in Hampstead and hundreds of years later, when rising sea levels have put London underwater, spawned a religion? What if one man decided to question life according to Dave? And what if Dave had indeed made a mistake?” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Strange Shores, by Arnaldur Indridason (eBook)
“A young woman walks into the frozen fjords of Iceland, never to be seen again. But Matthildur leaves in her wake rumours of lies, betrayal and revenge. Decades later Detective Erlendur is on the hunt. He is looking for Matthildur but also for a long-lost brother, whose disappearance in a snow-storm when they were children has coloured his entire life. He is looking for answers. Slowly, the past begins to surrender its secrets, but Erlendur realises that many people would prefer their crimes to stay buried.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover The Bricks that Built the Houses, by Kate Tempest (eBook) “Kate Tempest’s electrifying debut novel takes us into the beating heart of the capital in this multi-generational tale of drugs, desire and belonging. It gets into your bones. You don’t even realise it, until you’re driving through it, watching all the things you’ve always known and leaving them behind. In The Bricks that Built The Houses Kate Tempest explores contemporary city life with a powerful moral microscope, giving us irresistible stories of hidden lives, and showing us how the best intentions don’t always lead to the right decisions” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston (eBook) “One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover The Road to Winter, by Mark Smith (eBook)
“Since a deadly virus and the violence that followed wiped out his parents and his community, Finn has lived alone on the rugged coast with only his dog for company. He has stayed alive for two winters—hunting and fishing and trading food, and keeping out of sight of the Wilders. But Finn’s isolation is shattered when a girl runs onto the beach. Rose is desperate, sick, and needs Finn’s help. The Road to Winter is an unforgettable novel about survival, honour, friendship and love.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover The Long War, by Stephen Baxter (eBook)
“A generation after the events of The Long Earth, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by Stepping. A new ‘America’, called Valhalla, is emerging more than a million steps from Datum Earth, with core American values restated in the plentiful environment of the Long Earth – and Valhalla is growing restless under the control of the Datum government…
But the trolls are beginning to react to humanity’s thoughtless exploitation.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover The Weeping Woman, by Zoe Valdes (eBook)
“A writer resembling Zoé Valdés—a Cuban exile living in Paris with her husband and young daughter—is preparing a novel on the life of Dora Maar, one of the most promising artists in the Surrealist movement until she met Pablo Picasso. Dora became his lover, muse, and ultimately, his victim. She became The Weeping Woman captured in his famous portrait, the mistress he betrayed with other mistress-muses, and their affair ended with her commitment to an asylum at the hands of Picasso’s friends.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover The Invoice, by Jonas Karlsson (eBook)
“Karlsson’s new novel explores the true nature of happiness through the eyes of hero you won’t soon forget. A passionate film buff, our hero’s life revolves around his part-time job at a video store and a daily routine that more often than not ends with pizza and a movie. When he receives an astronomical invoice from a random national bureaucratic agency, everything will tumble into madness as he calls the hotline night and day to find out why he is the recipient of the largest bill in the entire country.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Juliet Takes a Breath, by Gabby Rivera (eBook)
“Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx for Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of. She’s interning with the author Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women’s bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff. Will Juliet be able to figure out her life over the course of one magical summer? Is that even possible? Or is she running away from all the problems that seem too big to handle?” (Adapted from Overdrive description)