Monday, September 01, 2008

September 2008 Highlights

“Stay for just a while
Stay, and let me look at you
It’s been so long, I hardly knew you
Standing in the door
Stay with me a while
I only want to talk to you
We’ve traveled halfway round the world
To find ourselves again

September morn
We danced until the night became a brand new day
Two lovers playing scenes from some romantic play
September morning still can make me feel this way”

From “September Morn,” Neil Diamond

Novels
1. The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein (Chatto & Windus, 2008) / Peter Ackroyd
2. Chicago (trans. from the Arabic by Farouk Abdel Wahab) (Fourth Estate, 2008) / Alaa Al Aswany
3. The Wasted Vigil (Faber & Faber/Alfred A. Knopf, 2008) / Nadeem Aslam
4. Man in the Dark (Faber & Faber, 2008) / Paul Auster
5. The Elegance of the Hedgehog (trans. from the French by Alison Anderson) (Gallic Books/Europa Editions, 2008) / Muriel Barbery
6. A Country Called Home (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008) / Kim Barnes
7. The Retreat (McClelland & Stewart, 2008) / David Bergen
8. From A to X (Verso Press, 2008) / John Berger
9. The Soul of All Great Designs (Cormorant, 2008) / Neil Bissoondath
10. Through Black Spruce (Viking Canada, 2008) / Joseph Boyden
11. The Gate of Air (Quercus/MacLehose, 2008) / James Buchan
12. The China Lover (Penguin, 2008) / Ian Buruma
13. Ms. Hempel Chronicles (Harcourt, 2008) / Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
14. More (Thomas Allen, 2008) / Austin Clarke
15. The Glass of Time (John Murray, 2008) / Michael Cox
16. Good to a Fault (Freehand Books/Broadview Press, 2008) / Marina Endicott
17. Good to be God (Alma, 2008) / Tibor Fischer
18. The Graveyard Book (HarperCollins, 2008) / Neil Gaiman
19. The Other Side of the Island (Razorbill, 2008) / Allegra Goodman
20. The Lieutenant (Text Publishing, 2008) / Kate Grenville

21. The Believers (Bloomsbury, 2008) / Zoë Heller
22. The Act of Love (Jonathan Cape, 2008) / Howard Jacobson
23. Liberty (Viking, 2008) / Garrison Keillor
24. The Right Hand of the Sun (John Murray, 2008) / Anita Mason
25. The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet (HarperCollins, 2008) / Colleen McCullough
26. A Darker Domain (HarperCollins, 2008) / Val McDermid
27. One Morning Like a Bird (Sceptre, 2008) / Andrew Miller
28. A Cure for Night (Doubleday, 2008) / Justin Peacock
29. Goldengrove (HarperCollins, 2008) / Francine Prose
30. Driftless (Milkweed Editions, 2008) / David Rhodes

31. The Origin of Species (Doubleday Canada, 2008) / Nino Ricci
32. Home (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008) / Marilynne Robinson
33. Indignation (Houghton Mifflin, 2008) / Philip Roth
34. American Wife (Random House, 2008) / Curtis Sittenfeld
35. The Stepmother’s Diary (Quercus, 2008) / Fay Weldon

Novellas/Stories
1. Yesterday’s Weather (Grove Press, 2008) / Anne Enright
2. Happy Families (trans. from the Spanish by Edith Grossman) (Random House, 2008) / Carlos Fuentes
3. The Unusual Death of Julie Christie and Other Stories (Lime Tress Press, 2008) / Andrew Michael Hurley
4. Stories (Everyman’s Library, 2008) / Doris Lessing
5. Two Marriages (Other Press, 2008) / Phillip Lopate
6. Liar, Liar (Wordonthestreet, 2008) / Alan McMonagle
7. Fine Just the Way It Is (Simon & Schuster/Fourth Estate, 2008) / Annie Proulx
8. The Other Garden and Collected Stories (Picador, 2008) / Francis Wyndham

Poetry
1. The Glass Swarm (Flambard Press, 2008) / Peter Bennet
2. Ballistics (Random House, 2008) / Billy Collins
3. Life Under Water (Bloodaxe Books, 2008) / Maura Dooley
4. All of It Singing: New and Selected Poems (Graywolf Press, 2008) / Linda Gregg
5. Sources (Turtle Point Press, 2008) / Devin Johnston
6. Strange Flesh (Penguin, 2008) / William Logan
7. One Secret Thing (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008) / Sharon Olds
8. My Vocabulary Did This To Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (eds. Peter Gizzi and Kevin Killian) (Wesleyan University Press, 2008) / Jack Spicer

Nonfiction
1. AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India (Vintage, 2008) / Negar Akhavi (ed.)
2. Nothing to Be Frightened Of (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008) / Julian Barnes
3. American Audacity: Literary Essays North and South (University of Michigan Press, 2008) / Christopher Benfey
4. The Life of a Long-Distance Writer: A Biography of Alan Sillitoe (Peter Owen, 2008) / Richard Bradford
5. Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles (Portobello Books, 2008) / Richard Dowden
6. Loneliness as a Way of Life (Harvard University Press, 2008) / Thomas Dumm
7. Travelling Heroes: Greeks and Their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer (Allen Lane, 2008) / Robin Lane Fox
8. This Is Not About Me (Granta, 2008) / Janice Galloway
9. Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography (Bloomsbury, 2008) / Rodge Glass
10. The Men In My Life (MIT Press, 2008) / Vivian Gornick
11. Writing In the Dark: Essays on Literature and Politics (trans. from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen) (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008) / David Grossman

12. Unpacking the Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry (Houghton Mifflin, 2008) / Donald Hall
13. Benjamin Disraeli (Schocken, 2008) / Adam Kirsch
14. Samuel Johnson: A Biography (Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 2008) / Peter Martin
15. Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History (HarperPress, 2008) / Adam Nicolson
16. Connemara: The Last Pool of Darkness (Penguin Ireland, 2008) / Tim Robinson
17. Footpaths in the Painted City (Atlantic, 2008) / Sadia Shepard
18. Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1964 (ed. David Reiff) (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008) / Susan Sontag
19. Curiosities of Literature: A Book-lover’s Anthology of Literary Erudition (with illustrations by Martin Rowson) (Random House, 2008) / John Sutherland
20. The House of Wittgenstein: A Family at War (Bloomsbury, 2008) / Alexander Waugh
21. State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (HarperCollins, 2008) / Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey (eds.)

1 Comments:

Blogger Kizzie said...

I read Chicago and I really liked it. The Book appeals to all sides

Americans (liberals/minorities/students etcc)
Arabs( Christians and Muslims) and non-Arab Muslim)
It transcends culture, ethnicity and religion. Also, I found the description of religious relations and oppression in Egypt very true.

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