Thursday, September 01, 2011

September 2011 Highlights

Novels
1. Birds of Paradise (W.W. Norton, 2011) / Diana Abu-Jaber
2. Last Man in Tower (Alfred A. Knopf, 2011) / Aravind Adiga
3. The Picture Book (Portobello Books, 2011) / Jo Baker
4. Lost Memory of Skin (Ecco, 2011) / Russell Banks
5. On Canaan’s Side (Penguin USA, 2011) / Sebastian Barry
6. Everything Happens Today (Europa, 2011) / Jesse Browner
7. Feast Day of Fools (Simon & Schuster, 2011) / James Lee Burke
8. Ragnorok: The End of the Gods (Canongate, 2011) / A.S. Byatt
9. The Affair (Bantam Press, 2011) / Lee Child
10. The Grief of Others (Riverhead, 2011) / Leah Hager Cohen

11. The Kingdom of Childhood (Mira, 2011) / Rebecca Coleman
12. Death of Kings (HarperCollins, 2011) / Bernard Cornwell
13. Spirit House (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2011) / Mark Dapin
14. I’ll See You in My Dreams (McClelland & Stewart, 2011) / William Deverell
15. A Greyhound of a Girl (Marion Lloyd, 2011) / Roddy Doyle
16. The Cold Eye of Heaven (Atlantic Books, 2011) / Christine Dwyer Hickey
17. The Little Shadows (Doubleday Canada, 2011) / Marina Endicott
18. Nightwoods (Random House/Sceptre, 2011) / Charles Frazier
19. River of Smoke (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011) / Amitav Ghosh
20. The Lady of the Rivers (Simon & Schuster, 2011) / Philippa Gregory

21. King of the Badgers (Faber & Faber, 2011) / Philip Hensher
22. The Map and the Territory (trans. from the French, La Carte et le Territoire, by Gavin Bowd) (William Heinemann, 2011) / Michel Houellebecq
23. Requiem (HarperCollins Canada, 2011) / Frances Itani
24. Child Wonder (trans. from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw) (Graywolf Press, 2011) / Roy Jacobsen
25. Hand Me Down World (Bloomsbury USA, 2011) / Lloyd Jones
26. Chango’s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes (Viking Adult, 2011) / William Kennedy
27. A Man of Parts (Penguin USA, 2011) / David Lodge
28. The Retribution (Little, Brown, 2011) / Val McDermid
29. Light From a Distant Star (Crown, 2011) / Mary McGarry Morris
30. A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked In (Bloomsbury, 2011) / Magnus Mills

31. 1Q84 (trans. from the Japanese by Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel) (Harvill Secker, 2011) / Haruki Murakami
32. Headhunters (trans. from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett) (Harvill Secker, 2011) / Jo Nesbø
33. The Golden Hour (Quercus, 2011) / William Nicholson
34. The Cat’s Table (Jonathan Cape, 2011) / Michael Ondaatje
35. Tell It to the Trees (Knopf Canada, 2011) / Anita Rau Badami
36. The Secret of Pain (Corvus, 2011) / Phil Rickman
37. Glass (Coffee House Press, 2011) / Sam Savage
38. Cross Currents (Penguin USA, 2011) / John Shors
39. There But For The (Knopf Doubleday, 2011) / Ali Smith
40. The Taste of Salt (Algonquin Books, 2011) / Martha Southgate

41. Noon (Faber & Faber, 2011) / Aatish Taseer
42. The Barbarian Nurseries (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011) / Héctor Tobar
43. I Married You for Happiness (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2011) / Lily Tuck
44. The Winters in Bloom (Atria Books, 2011) / Lisa Tucker
45. The Quality of Mercy (Hutchinson, 2011) / Barry Unsworth
46. A Good Man (McClelland & Stewart, 2011) / Guy Vanderhaeghe
47. American Boy (Milkweed Editions, 2011) / Larry Watson

Novellas
1. Train Dreams (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011) / Denis Johnson

First Novels
1. The Art of Fielding (Little, Brown, 2011) / Chad Harbach
2. You Deserve Nothing (John Murray, 2011) / Alexander Maksik
3. The Song of Achilles (Bloomsbury, 2011) / Madeline Miller
4. The Night Circus (Doubleday/Harvill Secker, 2011) / Erin Morgenstern
5. The Town That Drowned (Goose Lane, 2011) / Riel Nason
6. Dancing Lessons (Cormorant Books, 2011) / Olive Senior

Stories
1. The Necessity of Certain Behaviors (University of Pittsburg Press, 2011) / Shannon Cain
2. Rome Tales (trans. from the Italian by Hugh Shankland) (Oxford University Press USA, 2011) / Helen Constantine (ed.)
3. Mennonites Don’t Dance (Thistledown Press, 2011) / Darcie Friessen Hossack
4. The Granta Book of the African Short Story (Granta Books, 2011) / Helon Habila (ed.)
5. The Journey Prize: The Best of Canada’s New Writers (McClelland & Stewart, 2011) / Alexander MacLeod, Alison Pick and Sarah Selecky (selected by)
6. New Selected Stories (Chatto & Windus, 2011) / Alice Munro
7. The Book of Life (Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books, 2011) / Stuart Nadler
8. Blueprints for Building Better Girls (Simon & Schuster, 2011) / Elissa Schappell
9. This Will Be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories (Hamish Hamilton Canada/Penguin Canada, 2011) / Johanna Skibsrud

Poetry
1. Loudness (Seren, 2011) / Judy Brown
2. Touch (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012) / Henri Cole
3. The Twelve-Foot Neon Woman (Peepal Tree Press, 2011) / Loretta Collins Klobah
4. Interferon Psalms (Allen & Unwin, 2011) / Luke Davies
5. Profit and Loss (Jonathan Cape, 2011) / Leontia Flynn
6. Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems (Graywolf Press, 2011) / Tess Gallagher
7. The Casual Perfect (Faber & Faber, 2011) / Lavinia Greenlaw
8. The Back Chamber (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011) / Donald Hall
9. Selected Poems (ed. Martin Amis) / Philip Larkin
10. Handwriting (Jonathan Cape, 2011) / Michael Ondaatje

11. Heavenly Questions (Bloodaxe Books, 2011) / Gjertrud Schnackenberg
12. Confer (Bloodaxe Books, 2011) / Ahren Warner
13. Kindertotenwald (Knopf, 2011) / Franz Wright

Nonfiction
1. Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011) / André Aciman
2. The History of England: Volume I: Foundation (Macmillan, 2011) / Peter Ackroyd
3. The Inner Man: The Life o J.G. Ballard (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2011) / John Baxter
4. Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything (Particular Books UK, 2011) / David Bellos
5. Fiction Ruined My Family: A Memoir (Riverhead/Penguin USA, 2011) / Jeanne Darst
6. Just One Catch: The Passionate Life of Joseph Heller (Biteback, 2011) / Tracy Daugherty
7. The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food (Quercus, 2011) / Adam Gopnik
8. Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane (W.W. Norton, 2011) / Andrew Graham-Dixon
9. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (Simon & Schuster, 2011) / Alexandra Fuller
10. Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution (Little, Brown, 2011) / Mary Gabriel

11. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (W.W. Norton/Bodley Head, 2011) / Stephen Greenblatt
12. Virginia Woolf (Thames & Hudson, 2011) / Alexandra Harris
13. All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939-1945 (HarperPress, 2011) / Max Hastings
14. Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961 (Alfred A. Knopf, 2011) / Paul Hendrickson
15. Arguably: Essays (Twelve, 2011) / Christopher Hitchens
16. Whatever It Is, I Don’t Like It (Bloomsbury, 2011) / Howard Jacobson
17. A Short History of England (Profile Books, 2011) / Simon Jenkins
18. The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1944-1945 (The Penguin Press, 2011) / Ian Kershaw
19. The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China (Picador, 2011) / Julia Lovell
20. Disordered World: Setting a New Course for the Twenty-first Century (Bloomsbury, 2011) / Amin Maalouf

21. The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination (Faber & Faber, 2011) / Fiona MacCarthy
22. Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England (Allen Lane, 2011) / Thomas Penn
23. Her Father’s Daughter (Black Inc., 2011) / Alice Pung
24. Driving Home: An American Journey (Pantheon, 2011) / Jonathan Raban
25. Leningrad: Tragedy of a City Under Siege 1941-44 (Bloomsbury, 2011) / Anna Reid
26. Connemara: A Little Gaelic Kingdom (Penguin Ireland, 2011) / Tim Robinson
27. The Unexamined Orwell (University of Texas Press, 2011) / John Rodden
28. Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary’s Life (Yale University Press, 2011) / Joshua Rubenstein
29. The Elizabethans (Hutchinson, 2011) / A.N. Wilson

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