Wednesday, August 01, 2012

August 2012 Highlights

Novels
1. The Liars’ Gospel (Viking, 2012) / Naomi Alderman
2. What the Family Needed (Harvill Secker, 2012) / Steven Amsterdam
3. Toby’s Room (Hamish Hamilton, 2012) / Pat Barker
4. Vengeance (Henry Holt/Mantle, 2012) / Benjamin Black
5. The Night Swimmer (Scribner, 2012) / Matt Bondurant
6. The Wrath of Angels (Hodder & Stoughton, 2012) / John Connolly
7. England’s Lane (Quercus, 2012) / Joseph Connolly
8. The Crime of Julian Wells (Mysterious Press, 2012) / Thomas H. Cook
9. The Mirrored World (Harper, 2012) / Debra Dean
10. The Bartender’s Tale (Riverhead, 2012) / Ivan Doig

11. The Zenith (trans. from the Vietnamese by Stephen B. Young
and Hoa Pham Young) (Viking, 2012) / Duong Thu Huong
12. The Lost Prince (Dutton Adult, 2012) / Selden Edwards
13. The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving (Algonquin, 2012) / Jonathan Evison
14. Safe House (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Chris Ewan
15. Goodbye For Now (Doubleday, 2012) / Laurie Frankel
16. Boneland (Fourth Estate, 2012) / Alan Garner
17. The Kingmaker’s Daughter (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Philippa Gregory
18. Alone in the Classroom (MacLehose Press, 2012) / Elizabeth Hay
19. Requiem (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2012) / Frances Itani
20. Zoo Time (Bloomsbury, 2012) / Howard Jacobson

21. The Illicit Happiness of Other People (John Murray, 2012) / Manu Joseph
22. The Fall of the Stone City (trans. from the French by John Hodgson) (Canongate Books, 2012) / Ismail Kadare
23. Mo Said She Was Quirky (Hamish Hamilton, 2012) / James Kelman
24. The Devil I Know (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Claire Kilroy
25. The Dinner (trans. from the Dutch by Sam Garrett) (Atlantic Books, 2012) / Herman Koch
26. The Prophet (Little, Brown, 2012) / Michael Koryta
27. The Lewis Man (Quercus, 2012) / Peter May
28. Sweet Tooth (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Ian McEwan
29. The Heart Broke In (Canongate, 2012) / James Meek
30. Close Your Eyes (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Ewan Morrison

31. Three Strong Women (trans. from the French, Trois femmes puissantes, by John Fletcher) (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Marie NDiaye
32. The Beautiful Mystery (Minotaur Books, 2012) / Louise Penny
33. The Emperor of Paris (Doubleday Canada, 2012) / C.S. Richardson
34. Watching the Dark (Hodder & Stoughton, 2012) / Peter Robinson
35. Umbrella (Bloomsbury, 2012) / Will Self
36. Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Little, Brown, 2012) / Maria Semple
37. Dead Stars (Blue Rider Press, 2012) / Bruce Wagner
38. Hostage (trans. from the French by Catherine Temerson) (Knopf, 2012) / Elie Wiesel
39. The Girl on the Stairs (John Murray, 2012) / Louise Welsh
40. The Daylight Gate (Hammer, 2012) / Jeanette Winterson

First Novels
1. The Guilty One (Piatkus, 2012) / Lisa Ballantyne
2. The Woman Who Dived Into the Heart of the World (published in the US as Me, Who Dove Into the Heart of the World) (trans. from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman) (Henry Holt/Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Sabina Berman
3. The Orchardist (Harper, 2012) / Amanda Coplin
4. City of Women (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 2012) / David R. Gillham
5. Penelope (Vintage, 2012) / Rebecca Harrington
6. The Dog Stars (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Peter Heller
7. The Last Word (Salt Publishing, 2012) / Mark Illis
8. Hold It ’Til It Hurts (Coffee House Press, 2012) / T. Geronimo Johnson
9. A Killing in the Hills (Minotaur Books, 2012) / Julia Keller
10. Gone to the Forest (Free Press, 2012) / Katie Kitamura

11. The Headmaster’s Wager (Hogarth, 2012) / Vincent Lam
12. The Lighthouse (Salt Publishing, 2012) / Alison Moore
13. Cascade (Viking, 2012) / Maryanne O’Hara
14. The Twelve Rooms of the Nile (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Enid Shomer
15. The Black Isle (Grand Central Publishing, 2012) / Sandi Tan
16. The Twenty-Year Death (Hard Case Crime, 2012) / Ariel S. Winter

Stories
1. Four New Messages (Graywolf Press, 2012) / Joshua Cohen
2. Tea at the Midland and Other Stories (Comma Press, 2012) / David Constantine
3. The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (Oxford University Press, 2012) / Joyce Carol Oates
4. Summer Lies (Pantheon, 2012) / Bernhard Schlink
5. We’re Flying (trans. from the German by Michael Hofmann) (Other Press, 2012) / Peter Stamm
6. Battleborn (Riverhead, 2012) / Claire Vaye Watkins
7. Diving Belles (Mariner Books, 2012) / Lucy Wood

Poetry
1. Place (Carcanet Press, 2012) / Jorie Graham
2. Bevel (Carcanet Press, 2012) / William Letford
3. As Far As I Know (Viking, 2012) / Roger McGough
4. 81 Austerities (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Sam Riviere
5. Thrall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) / Natasha Trethewey

Nonfiction
1. On the Shoreline of Knowledge: Irish Wanderings (University of Iowa Press, 2012) / Chris Arthur
2. Winter Journal (Henry Holt, 2012) / Paul Auster
3. The Way the World Works (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Nicholson Baker
4. The Brontës: Wild Genius on the Moors: The Story of Three Sisters (Pegasus, 2012) / Juliet Barker
5. Books to Die For (Hodder, 2012) / John Connolly & Declan Burke (eds.)
6. The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, 1965-2010 (eds. Kevin Young & Michael S. Glaser) (BOA Editions, 2012) / Lucille Clifton
7. Saints, Sacrilege and Sedition: Religion and Conflict in the Tudor Reformations (Continuum, 2012) / Eamon Duffy
8. Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2012) / Michael Gorra
9. The Distance Between Us: A Memoir (Atria Books, 2012) / Reyna Grande
10. What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World (Ecco, 2012) / Robert Haas

11. Robert Duncan: The Ambassador of Venus (University of California Press, 2012) / Lisa Jarnot
12. Bertie: A Life of Edward VII (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Jane Ridley
13. The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People (Henry Holt, 2012) / John Kelly
14. Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace (Viking, 2012) / D.T. Max
15. From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012 / Pankaj Mishra
16. Diaries (ed. Peter Davison) (Liveright, 2012) / George Orwell
17. The Silk Road: A New History (Oxford University Press, 2012) / Valerie Hansen
18. Bertie: A Life of Edward VII (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Jane Ridley

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