Harper’s Bazaar and Sam Baker’s Autumn reads

The Rabbit Back Literature Society found its way among the top five reads of Autumn by Sam Baker.

This is what she says about TRBLS:

The Rabbit Back Literature Society, Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen (Pushkin Press) – out now in paperback
Were you hooked on Twin Peaks? A secret fan of Northern Exposure? Obsessed with Fargo (the movie, not the TV series, naturally)? Then The Rabbit Back Literature Society has got your name written all over it. When Ella returns to her Finnish hometown of Rabbit Back to take a job as a literature teacher, she encounters an elite group called the Society. Then an author mysteriously disappears and the words in books start rearranging themselves. But why? The only way to find out is to try to join. I can’t even begin to try to describe this book. Nor could I begin to do justice to its eerie nuttiness. But if, like me, you’re still a little bit obsessed with who killed Laura Palmer, you’ll love it.

Buy The Rabbit Back Literature Society on amazon.co.uk

 

Waterstones Autumn Book Club – and some words of joy

Join our Autumn Book Club

Introducing our selection of the best books to chat about with your book clubs – or just devour on your own – this autumn.

Our twelve new Waterstones Book Club titles are sure to cheer you up as the nights set in.

As ever, each week we’ll be sharing extracts and articles from our Book Club authors about their work – so be sure to check back. For now, here’s why we love these books – and think you will too…

 

I must admit that I’m very happy about my first novel being chosen among these 12 books. If books could talk (do they?), they would say, “C’mon, gimme a chance” – because most of the books never get one.  There are so many books published every day that only small part of them ever get the attention they deserve. Now my first novel really has got the chance. I’m so grateful and so is my book. The rest is up to itself. If it’s worth it, it’ll make it.

It took many years but now Pasi feels he has achieved a major milestone

It took many years but now Pasi feels he has achieved a major milestone: his funny little stories are read in the English-speaking world

 

Rabbit Back in Book Box 2014

The Book Box Literary Prize was established with a purpose to shine a spotlight on the titles we liked the most in the previous season. The intention behind the award was to fill a box with books that inspired and entertained us the most without worrying too much about genres or themes – create something like a mixtape with all our favourite titles of the year.

 

So, The Rabbit Back Literature Society is one of the books chosen in the Book Box 2014, as well as Emmi Itäranta’s renowned novel Memory of Water. Finnish literature rules!