Monday, June 01, 2009

June 2009 Highlights

Novels
1. The Very Thought of You (Alma Books, 2009) / Rosie Alison
2. Good Things I Wish You (Harper, 2009) / A. Manette Ansay
3. Strangers (Random House, 2009) / Anita Brookner
4. Trouble (Alfred A. Knopf, 2009) / Kate Christensen
5. Heroic Measures (Knopf Doubleday, 2009) / Jill Ciment
6. Sacred Hearts (Virago, 2009) / Sarah Dunant
7. The Girl from Junchow (Berkley, 2009) / Kate Furnivall
8. Life According to Lubka (Quercus, 2009) / Laurie Graham
9. How to Paint a Dead Man (Faber & Faber, 2009) / Sarah Hall
10. Last Train from Liguria (Atlantic Books, 2009) / Christine Dwyer Hickey

11. The Story Sisters (Crown Publishing/Shaye Areheart, 2009) / Alice Hoffman
12. The Rapture (Bloomsbury, 2009) / Liz Jensen
13. Border Songs (Alfred A. Knopf, 2009) / Jim Lynch
14. Let the Great World Spin (Random House, 2009) / Colum McCann
15. Dancing Backwards (Fourth Estate, 2009) / Sally Vickers
16. A Short History of Women (Simon & Schuster, 2009) / Kate Walbert

First Novels
1. Ghosts and Lightning (Canongate, 2009) / Trevor Byrne
2. April & Oliver (Grand Central, 2009) / Tess Callahan
3. Black Water Rising (HarperCollins, 2009) / Attica Locke
4. Talk of the Blue Bird (Jonathan Cape, 2009) / Nii Ayikwei Parkes
5. Talk of the Town (Picador, 2009) / Jacob Polley
6. The Wish Maker (Riverhead, 2009) / Ali Sethi
7. The Favorites (Simon & Schuster, 2009) / Mary Yukari Waters

Stories/Novellas
1. Between the Assassinations (Free Press/Simon & Schuster, 2009) / Aravind Adiga
2. The Bath Fugues (Giramondo, 2009) / Brian Castro
3. The Shieling (Comma Press, 2009) / David Constantine
4. The Queen’s Margarine (Robert Hale, 2009) / Wendy Perriam
5. Do Not Deny Me (Simon & Schuster, 2009) / Jean Thompson
6. My Father’s Tears and Other Stories (Alfred A. Knopf, 2009) / John Updike
7. The New Valley (Grove Press, 2009) / Josh Weil

Poetry
1. That Awkward Age (Viking, 2009) / Roger McGough

Nonfiction
1. The Locust and the Bird: My Mother’s Story (Bloomsbury, 2009) / Hanan Al-Shaykh
2. When China Rules The World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World (Allen Lane/Penguin, 2009)/ Martin Jacques
3. The Revolt of the Pendulum: Essays 2005-2008 (Picador, 2009) / Clive James
4. Understanding Lorrie Moore (University of South Carolina Press, 2009) / Alison Kelly
5. The Essays of Leonard Michaels (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009) / Leonard Michaels
6. Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity (Jonathan Cape, 2009) / Sam Miller
7. A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century (HarperCollins, 2009) / Cristina Nehring
8. Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-up Idealists (first published in the US in 2008 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) (The Bodley Head, 2009) / Susan Neiman
9. Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009) / Michael Norman & Elizabeth M. Norman
10. The Empire Stops Here: A Journey Along the Frontiers of the Roman World (Jonathan Cape, 2009) / Philip Parker
11. Closing Time: A Memoir (Picador, 2009) / Joe Queenan
12. The Art of Time in Fiction: As Long As It Takes (Graywolf Press, 2009) / Joan Silber
13. What Price Liberty?: How Freedom Was Won and is Being Lost (Faber & Faber, 2009) / Ben Wilson
14. The Evolution of God (Little, Brown, 2009) / Robert Wright

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just bought a copy of Aravind Adiga's Between the Assassinations at Kinokuniya KLCC. The orangey yellow cover's smashing! They've lots of copies of it! I also bought Kamila Shamsie's Burnt Shadows (the American edition), Michael Thomas's Man Gone Down (the half-title page was torn, though!), Colm Tóibín's Brooklyn and Paul Theroux's Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of The Great Railway Bazaar. I was a tad disappointed they did not have the latest copy of The New York Review of Books! (In fact, they did not have any copies at all.) I hope they bring in Marilynne Robinson's paperback edition of Home (and Francesca Kay's paperback edition of An Equal Stillness) soon.

Sunday, June 14, 2009 2:45:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Glad to know you found the books you wanted. I am planning to get Colm Tóibín's Brooklyn and Anne Michael's The Winter Vault. And a collection of essays by Gore Vidal.

Sunday, June 14, 2009 7:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought Ellen Feldman's Scottsboro and Philip Hensher's The Northern Clemency (both paperbacks) at MPH Mid Valley.

Monday, June 15, 2009 12:21:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

I recently bought John McGahern's first novel, The Barrack, part of the Faber First promotion.

Monday, June 15, 2009 4:28:00 AM  

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