Recommended by bookseller Jenny Buckland:
25-year-old Sofia's single mother has had a mysterious debilitating illness for as long as she can remember. The two spend their life-earnings on a trip to see a specialist in southern Spain, hoping to find a cure. When Sofia meets the striking and enigmatic Ingrid, the trip starts to bring up more questions than answers; questions about their very identities and the strength of their already strained relationship.
Levy writes with searing insight and a terrific sense of place. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016, 'Hot Milk' is a short novel that is nonetheless witty, high-impact and utterly compelling.