- 作 者：廖鴻基
鏢刺漁法，最古老的捕魚技法之一，卻也最考驗漁人的勇氣與耐心。一艘鏢魚船上需要三名「海腳」：後方掌握節奏、追趕魚群的舵手，追蹤魚群並居中傳達的二手，以及前方抓準時機給予旗魚奮力一擊的鏢手。同船獵魚，各司其職，心意相繫，缺一不可。 海湧伯，以海為家的孤居老討海人，在漁獵產業紛紛邁入大型捕撈運作的時代，仍死守著其老鏢船「展福號」，佇立於傳統鏢魚技藝式微的夕陽中，試圖守護海上獵人的存在意義。 粗勇仔，原是水泥粗工的他，因為身強力壯而被海湧伯看中訓練成出色的海上獵人，在一次次海上鏢魚中奪下優異成績。沒想到一次追捕旗魚的過程中發生意外，腳跛了的他，回岸謀生卻仍心繫海上漁獵。 清水，成長於小鎮僻鄉，幼年家庭的匱乏使他汲汲營營於事業和名利。好不容易成家也取得一番成就。然而一個投資判斷的失誤，讓他失去一切。走投無路，面對茫茫無際的海洋，他決定遁逃上船……。 長年以海為家孤居的老漁人海湧伯、因意外而跛腳的壯漢粗勇仔、走投無路逃到邊角漁港的清水，各自處於跌落谷底消沉狀態，沒想到竟合成一股往上盤旋浮起的強勁潮浪。三名生命逕行至轉折的男人，面對曾經的輝煌與眼前的挫敗，再也無路可逃。他們能否在瀕臨昏光的海上鏢魚競逐中，遇到一條改變他們命運、足以喚回生命榮光的旗魚，再度找到人生的另一種可能？
- 作 者：黃宗潔
2020年始，疫情時代降生，人們不得不習慣口罩竄上自己的臉孔，拉遠與親愛之人的距離。世界劇烈地移動著，然而我們生活的方式究竟有何改變？ 關於「日常」的崩解，郝譽翔〈日常生活的恐怖〉寫及疫情期間一位在家的母親無處可躲，日日是重負；張亦絢〈稀奇古怪的故事〉則大膽揣測口罩將改變一世代人們的表情；馬翊航〈間格與旋轉的裝置〉提到居家工作期間，只有UVC消毒燈罩能帶來太陽溫暖的氣味。 關於「異域」的現場，何曼莊〈寂靜中的聲音〉道出紐約封城的焦慮與出口；潘國靈〈役年・疫年——窗外・窗內〉描繪反送中運動到疫情爆發後香港的變動；孫梓評的〈漂流物〉談及前往柏林駐村卻遇疫情折返的窘境。 關於「超現實」的境遇，龔萬輝〈時鐘旅館〉揣想了當欲望不會因疫情停歇，填補內心的匱乏需要什麼樣的代價；川貝母〈鼴鼠雨果〉則描繪出封城後最熱門的行業竟是理髮師，只好列由政府規管，成為最自由也最不自由的職業。 本書邀請了34位華文作家為疫情進行創作，當中有詩、散文以及小說。來自不同世代與地區，多種觀察的面向，讓你一次看完大疫之年的人生百態，也借此書寫作為連結，願在困頓的時刻，沒有人是一座孤島。
- 作 者：派特．巴克
- 作 者：一?岬
這個世界上，真的存在著所謂的「不可思議」。我──日野真織，因為車禍後遺症而罹患了一種怪病，每晚入睡後，我的記憶就會重新歸零，忘記前一天發生的所有事情。好比現在，我正從臥室的書櫃裡，翻出了一本從沒見過的速寫本，上面全是我的筆觸，卻畫滿了一個我不認識的陌生男孩。他……是誰？ 朋友告訴我，那個帶著溫暖笑容的男孩叫神谷透，是我的男朋友，他在學校校舍後方大膽向我告白，我們就這樣成為了情侶。不論是一起在圖書館約會、騎自行車雙載回家，還是觀賞夜空煙火，只要能讓每一天的我都感覺到幸福，所有願望他都會為我達成。然而，我竟失去了那些關於他的全部記憶，就連那一天，他決定離開我的真正原因，我也毫不知情。 藉著過去每一天寫下的日記，我試圖填補記憶中屬於他的空白，只是，不停在「失憶」的我，還能有把他找回來的一天嗎？……
- 作 者：黃山料
長大以後我們懂了，輕易進入一段感情，是成本很高的。並非金錢的成本，而是心裡那個幾次受了傷，再拚命復原的自己，已不像青春時，肯承受跌倒的風險。 我們此生不斷與人相遇，也不斷錯過。 即使曾經熱絡，擦肩後，也只是路過。 直到生命的最終，我們，也不過是路過人間⋯⋯。 歲月將疼痛淡化，留下被淡忘的疤，自癒後，我們才會明白：曖昧的結果，不一定是得到一份愛情；相愛的終點，大多無緣相伴終老，愛過的意義，也可能只是為了「更認識自己」。
- 作 者：何致和
小說以地鐵站為舞台，以跳軌事件揭開序幕，細膩地刻畫現代人如何活著。 盜用公款的中年男子，被霸凌的國中女生，久病纏身的老兵，西裝筆挺的上班族……不同年齡身分的人，同樣選擇在生命中的某一天，走進某個地鐵站，然後在列車進站的瞬間跳下月台，用性命擋下列車。 葉育安是地鐵公司的主任，發生跳軌事件就需趕赴出事地點處理善後。每天工作努力解決別人的問題，對自己的問題卻束手無策：離過婚的中年男子，女兒正值叛逆期，母親患有失智症，……小說關照許多當代的社會問題：工作壓力、長照、人際溝通、憂鬱症、霸凌等等。在生與死的人生軌道之間，地鐵月台上擦肩而過的路人，等候下一班列車的乘客，或者徘徊再三的身影，不也是你我？何致和：「這本書裡有許多死亡，但我思考的事情剛好相反，想的是該如何活下去的問題。」
- 作 者：茹絲寶
- 作 者：克勞帝奧．哥貝提
尚恩是一位很特殊的郵差，他在郵局最神祕的「無法投遞郵件部」工作，負責把那些要寄到「不可能或難以到達的地址」的東西給送達。 一天，他收到一個沉重包裹，署名要寄給「在天堂的爸爸」。尚恩覺得這是一個艱難的任務，但他仍將這個包裹綁在腳踏車上，踩著踏板往天空騎去。他越騎越高，甚至穿越雲層，試著要找到包裹上的地址……。 包裹裡裝的是什麼？郵差尚恩找得到收件人嗎？
- 作 者：陳麗雅
- 作 者：彼得．霍拉賽克
- 作 者：Troll
咦，這集怎麼從副書名、封面背景到屁屁偵探的模樣都散發著前所未見的「粉紅泡泡」氛圍？！ 引發這一切現象的關鍵人物，正是「幸運貓」咖啡店的新進員工─非常漂亮可愛的蓓莉小姐。 每回，當她靠近屁屁偵探時，屁屁偵探就會不由自主的臉紅心跳；而且，大家都注意到他「可疑的反應」這當中隱藏著什麼祕密呢？……。 還有，小鈴小姐疑似收到了一封很不尋常的「恐嚇信」？！屁屁偵探要如何靠著信紙上的蛛絲馬跡，解開這個「差之毫釐，謬以千里」的謎團呢？
- 作 者：蓋瑞．伯森
二戰末，五歲的男孩獨自搭乘長途火車，離開母親和芝加哥城，來到北方的阿姨家農場。在農場裡，來自都市的男孩第一次撿雞蛋、釣魚、騎馬、划獨木舟、跟鵝群打架，種種大自然初體驗讓他大開眼界，每天都過得刺激又好玩，更在這裡找到了家的溫暖。 某天，母親突然現身農場帶走男孩，搭船前往菲律賓美軍基地與男孩父親團聚。沒想到這竟是一切噩夢的開始──面對成天酒醉的父母，他從此變成了沒有家的孩子。白天，他在廢墟與暗巷間潛行，到森林中自己打獵覓食，在酒吧賺取微薄薪資。夜晚，他窩在地下室裡過夜，與老鼠為伴。 男孩逃學也逃家，一心只想趕快長大。在一個寒冷的冬夜，他遇上一位善良的圖書管理員，她不但帶領男孩打開閱讀的大門，還送給他一份珍貴的禮物，讓他漸漸找到自己真正的天賦……。
- 作 者：Sarah Gilbert & Dr. Catherine Green
- 出版社：Hodder & Stoughton
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK *Chosen as a Book of the Year by the Financial Times, Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Prospect, Guardian and The Times* This is the story of a race - not against other vaccines or other scientists, but against a deadly and devastating virus. On 1 January 2020, Sarah Gilbert, Professor of Vaccinology at Oxford University, read an article about four people in China with a strange pneumonia. Within two weeks, she and her team had designed a vaccine against a pathogen that no one had ever seen before. Less than 12 months later, vaccination was rolled out across the world to save millions of lives from Covid-19. In Vaxxers, we hear directly from Professor Gilbert and her colleague Dr Catherine Green as they reveal the inside story of making the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine and the cutting-edge science and sheer hard work behind it. This is their story of fighting a pandemic as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Sarah and Cath share the heart-stopping moments in the eye of the storm; they separate fact from fiction; they explain how they made a highly effective vaccine in record time with the eyes of the world watching; and they give us hope for the future. Vaxxers invites us into the lab to find out how science will save us from this pandemic, and how we can prepare for the inevitable next one.
- 作 者：Monica Hesse
- 出版社：Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
The New York Times bestselling, Sydney Taylor Honor winning, critically acclaimed tour de force historical mystery from Monica Hesse, author of Girl in the Blue Coat Germany, 1945. The soldiers who liberated the Gross-Rosen concentration camp said the war was over, but nothing feels over to eighteen-year-old Zofia Lederman. Her body has barely begun to heal, her mind feels broken. And her life is completely shattered: Three years ago, she and her younger brother, Abek, were the only members of their family to be sent to the right, away from the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Everyone else—her parents, her grandmother, radiant Aunt Maja—they went left. Zofia's last words to her brother were a promise: Abek to Zofia, A to Z. When I find you again, we will fill our alphabet. Now her journey to fulfill that vow takes her through Poland and Germany, and into a displaced persons camp where everyone she meets is trying to piece together a future from a painful past: Miriam, desperately searching for the twin she was separated from after they survived medical experimentation. Breine, a former heiress, who now longs only for a simple wedding with her new fiancé. And Josef, who guards his past behind a wall of secrets, and is beautiful and strange and magnetic all at once. But the deeper Zofia digs, the more impossible her search seems. How can she find one boy in a sea of the missing? In the rubble of a broken continent, Zofia must delve into a mystery whose answers could break her—or help her rebuild her world.
- 作 者：Lori Rader-Day
- 出版社：William Morrow Paperbacks
Most people who go missing are never found. But Alice was the lucky one... As a child, Alice was stolen from her backyard in a tiny Indiana community, but against the odds, her policeman father tracked her down within twenty-four hours and rescued her from harm. In the aftermath of the crime, her family decided to move to Chicago and close the door on that horrible day. Yet Alice hasn’t forgotten. She devotes her spare time volunteering for a website called The Doe Pages scrolling through pages upon pages of unidentified people, searching for clues that could help reunite families with their missing loved ones. When a face appears on Alice’s screen that she recognizes, she’s stunned to realize it’s the same man who kidnapped her decades ago. The post is deleted as quickly as it appeared, leaving Alice with more questions than answers. Embarking on a search for the truth, she enlists the help of friends from The Doe Pages to connect the dots and find her kidnapper before he hurts someone else. Then Alice crosses paths with Merrily Cruz, another woman who’s been hunting for answers of her own. Together, they begin to unravel a dark, painful web of lies that will change what they thought they knew—and could cost them everything. Twisting and compulsively readable, The Lucky One explores the lies we tell ourselves to feel safe.
- 作 者：Axton Betz-Hamilton
- 出版社：Grand Central Publishing
AN EDGAR AWARDS 2020 WINNER In this powerful true crime memoir, an award-winning identity theft expert tells the shocking story of the duplicity and betrayal that inspired her career and nearly destroyed her family. Axton Betz-Hamilton grew up in small-town Indiana in the early '90s. When she was 11 years old, her parents both had their identities stolen. Their credit ratings were ruined, and they were constantly fighting over money. This was before the age of the Internet, when identity theft became more commonplace, so authorities and banks were clueless and reluctant to help Axton's parents. Axton's family changed all of their personal information and moved to different addresses, but the identity thief followed them wherever they went. Convinced that the thief had to be someone they knew, Axton and her parents completely cut off the outside world, isolating themselves from friends and family. Axton learned not to let anyone into the house without explicit permission, and once went as far as chasing a plumber off their property with a knife. As a result, Axton spent her formative years crippled by anxiety, quarantined behind the closed curtains in her childhood home. She began starving herself at a young age in an effort to blend in--her appearance could be nothing short of perfect or she would be scolded by her mother, who had become paranoid and consumed by how others perceived the family. Years later, her parents' marriage still shaken from the theft, Axton discovered that she, too, had fallen prey to the identity thief, but by the time she realized, she was already thousands of dollars in debt and her credit was ruined. The Less People Know About Us is Axton's attempt to untangle an intricate web of lies, and to understand why and how a loved one could have inflicted such pain. Axton will present a candid, shocking, and redemptive story and reveal her courageous effort to grapple with someone close that broke the unwritten rules of love, protection, and family.
- 作 者：Jessica Moor
- 出版社：Penguin Books
He's been looking in the windows again. Messing with cameras. Leaving notes. Supposed to be a refuge. But death got inside. When Katie Straw's body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police decide it's an open-and-shut case. A standard-issue female suicide. But the residents of Widringham domestic violence shelter where Katie worked don't agree. They say it's murder. Will you listen to them? An addictive literary page-turner about a crime as shocking as it is commonplace, KEEPER will leave you reeling long after the final page is turned.
- 作 者：Karen M. McManus
- 出版社：Delacorte Press
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they've never even met their grandmother. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they're surprised . . . and curious. Their parents are all clear on one point--not going is not an option. This could be the opportunity to get back into Grandmother's good graces. But when the cousins arrive on the island, it's immediately clear that she has different plans for them. And the longer they stay, the more they realize how mysterious--and dark--their family's past is. The entire Story family has secrets. Whatever pulled them apart years ago isn't over--and this summer, the cousins will learn everything. Fans of the hit thriller that started it all can watch the secrets of the Bayview Four be revealed in the One of Us is Lying TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock!
- 作 者：Puffin Canada
- 出版社：Tanya Lloyd Kyi
A Banksy-style protest against cameras in classrooms brings a group of middle-grade students together. For fans of Rebecca Stead, Susin Nielsen and Gordon Korman. Dominica's private school is covered in cameras, and someone is hacking into them and posting embarrassing moments for the whole school to see. Like Ana picking her nose. When Dominica quickly changes her shirt from inside out in what she thinks is the privacy of a quiet corner in the library, she's shocked -- and embarrassed -- to discover a video has captured this and is currently circulating amongst her schoolmates. So mortifying, especially since over the past three years, they've had a half-dozen school talks about social media safety. Who has access to the school security cameras and why are they doing this? Dominica and her best friends, Holden and Saanvi, are determined to find out, and in the process start an art-based student campaign against cameras in the classroom.
- 作 者：Deepa Anappara
- 出版社：Random House
In a sprawling Indian city, a boy ventures into its most dangerous corners to find his missing classmate. . . . Through market lanes crammed with too many people, dogs, and rickshaws, past stalls that smell of cardamom and sizzling oil, below a smoggy sky that doesn’t let through a single blade of sunlight, and all the way at the end of the Purple metro line lies a jumble of tin-roofed homes where nine-year-old Jai lives with his family. From his doorway, he can spot the glittering lights of the city’s fancy high-rises, and though his mother works as a maid in one, to him they seem a thousand miles away. Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line plunges readers deep into this neighborhood to trace the unfolding of a tragedy through the eyes of a child as he has his first perilous collisions with an unjust and complicated wider world. Jai drools outside sweet shops, watches too many reality police shows, and considers himself to be smarter than his friends Pari (though she gets the best grades) and Faiz (though Faiz has an actual job). When a classmate goes missing, Jai decides to use the crime-solving skills he has picked up from TV to find him. He asks Pari and Faiz to be his assistants, and together they draw up lists of people to interview and places to visit. But what begins as a game turns sinister as other children start disappearing from their neighborhood. Jai, Pari, and Faiz have to confront terrified parents, an indifferent police force, and rumors of soul-snatching djinns. As the disappearances edge ever closer to home, the lives of Jai and his friends will never be the same again. Drawing on real incidents and a spate of disappearances in metropolitan India, Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line is extraordinarily moving, flawlessly imagined, and a triumph of suspense. It captures the fierce warmth, resilience, and bravery that can emerge in times of trouble and carries the reader headlong into a community that, once encountered, is impossible to forget.