Sunday, September 02, 2007

September 2007 Highlights

Novels
1. Turtle Valley (Knopf Canada, 2007) / Gail Anderson-Dargatz
2. The Headmaster’s Dilemma (Houghton Mifflin, 2007) / Louis Auchincloss
3. Zugzwang (Bloomsbury, 2007) / Ronan Bennett
4. The Rain Before It Falls (Viking, 2007) / Jonathan Coe
5. Diary of a Bad Year (Harvill Secker, 2007) / J.M. Coetzee
6. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Riverhead, 2007) / Junot Díaz
7. The Book of Beasts (Coteau, 2007) / Bernice Friesen
8. Late Nights on Air (McClelland & Stewart, 2007) / Elizabeth Hay
9. Tree of Smoke (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007) / Denis Johnson
10. Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon (Viking, 2007) / Garrison Keillor
11. The Used World (Free Press, 2007) / Haven Kimmel
12. The Indian Clerk (Bloomsbury, 2007) / David Leavitt
13. Where White Horses Gallop (Key Porter, 2007) / Beatrice MacNeil
14. Trespass (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2007) / Valerie Martin
15. Caspian Rain (MacAdam/Cage, 2007) / Gina B. Nahai
16. Songs Without Words (Knopf, 2007) / Ann Packer
17. Foreigners: Three English Lives (Harvill Secker, 2007) / Caryl Phillips
18. Bridge of Sighs (Knopf, 2007) Richard Russo
19. The Street of a Thousand Blossoms (St. Martin’s Press, 2007) / Gail Tsukiyama
20. Sundown, Yellow Moon (Random House, 2007) / Larry Watson
21. The Spa Decameron (Quercus, 2007) / Fay Weldon
22. The Stone Gods (Hamish Hamilton, 2007) / Jeanette Winterson

First Novels/Novella
1. Song for Night (Akashic, 2007) / Chris Abani
2. Sons and Other Flammable Objects (Grove Press, 2007) / Porochista Khakpour
3. Lust, Caution (trans. from the Chinese by Julia Lovell) (Anchor, 2007) / Eileen Chang
4. Fire in the Blood (trans. from the French, Chaleur du Sand, by Sandra Smith) (Knopf/Chatto & Windus, 2007) / Irène Némirovsky

Stories
1. The Deportees and Other Stories (Jonathan Cape, 2007) / Roddy Doyle
2. Vanilla Bright Like Eminem (Harcourt, 2007) / Michel Faber
3. Is This What You Want?: The Asham Award Short-Story Collection (Bloomsbury, 2007) / Kate Pullinger (ed.)
3. The Family Diamond (Algonquin, 2007) / Edward Schwarzschild
4. We Are Not in Pakistan (Goose Lane, 2007) / Shauna Singh Baldwin

Poetry
1. Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005 (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2007) / Robert Haas
2. Still to Mow (W.W. Norton, 2007) / Maxine Kumin
3. Reality Check (Anvil Press, 2007) / Dennis O’Driscoll
4. The Drowned Book (Picador, 2007) / Sean O’Brien
5. How to Be Perfect (Coffeehouse Press, 2007) / Ron Padgett
6. Old Heart (W.W. Norton, 2007) / Stanley Plumly
7. Stone Milk (Bloodaxe, 2007) / Anne Stevenson
8. New Selected Poems (Alfred A. Knopf, 2007) / Mark Strand

Nonfiction
1. Thames: Sacred River (Chatto & Windus, 2007) / Peter Ackroyd
2. (Not That You Asked): Rants, Exploits, and Obsessions (Random House, 2007) / Steve Almond
3. The World in a City: Traveling the Globe Through the Neighborhoods of the New New York (Ballantine Books, 2007) / Joseph Berger
4. Shakespeare (Harper, 2007) / Bill Bryson
5. Brother, I’m Dying (Knopf, 2007) / Edwidge Danticat
6. Bernard Malamud: A Writer’s Life (Oxford University Press, 2007) / Philip Davis
7. Turning Back the Clock: Hot Wars and Media Populism (Harvill Secker, 2007) / Umberto Eco (trans. from the Italian by Alastair McEwen)
8. Silver River (Fourth Estate, 2007) / Daisy Goodwin
9. Rudolph Nureyev (Fig Tree, 2007) / Julie Kavanagh
10. The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (Knopf, 2007) / Mark Lilla
11. The Wild Places (Granta, 2007) / Robert Macfarlane
12. A Writer’s People: Ways of Looking and Feeling (Picador, 2007) / V.S. Naipaul
13. Other Colors: Essays and a Story (Knopf, 2007) / Orhan Pamuk (trans. from the Turkish by Maureen Freely)
14. The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature (Allen Lane, 2007) / Steven Pinker
15. The Discovery of France (Picador, 2007) / Graham Robb
16. The Braindead Megaphone: Essays (Riverhead, 2007) / George Saunders
17. A Secular Age (The Belknap Press, 2007) / Charles Taylor
18. The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: Reflections on India: The Emerging 21st-Century Power (Arcade, 2007) / Shashi Tharoor
19. Harold Robbins: The Man Who Invented Sex (Bloomsbury, 2007) / Andrew Wilson
20. Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain (Harper, 2007) / Maryanne Wolf

2 Comments:

Blogger Vikram Johri said...

Eric, I love your highlights. They give a bird's eye view of the best that publishing has to offer. Thanks very much!

Friday, August 31, 2007 2:46:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Thanks, Vikram. Glad to know that you find the list useful.

Friday, August 31, 2007 8:57:00 PM  

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