Monday, October 01, 2012

October 2012 Highlights


Novels
1. Seven Terrors (trans. from the Bosnian by Coral Petkovich
) (Istros Books, 2012) / Selvedin Avdić
2. Ancient Light (Knopf, 2012) / John Banville
3. Spilt Milk (trans. from the Portuguese by Alison Entrekin) (Atlantic Books, 2012) / Chico Buarque
4. The Hot Country (Mysterious Press, 2012) / Robert Olen Butler
5. Léon & Louise (trans. from the German by John Brownjohn) (Haus Publishing, 2012) / Alex Capus
6. Street to Street (Giramondo, 2012) / Brian Castro
7. My Last Empress (Crown Publishing, 2012) / Da Chen
8. The Twelve (Orion/Ballantine, 2012) / Justin Cronin
9. The Malice of Fortune (Doubleday, 2012) / Michael Ennis
10. The Round House (Harper, 2012) / Louise Erdrich
10. The Lighthouse Road (Unbridled Books, 2012) / Peter Geye

11. The Racketeer (Doubleday, 2012) / John Grisham
12. Peaches for Father Francis (published as Peaches for Monsieur le Curé in the UK) (Viking, 2012) / Joanne Harris
13. In Sunlight and in Shadow (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) / Mark Helprin
14. A Question of Identity (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Susan Hill
15. Dolly: A Ghost Story (Profile Books, 2012) / Susan Hill
16. The Elephant Keepers’ Children (trans. from the Danish by Martin Aitken) (Other Press, 2012) / Peter Høeg
17. The Daughters of Mars (Sceptre, 2012) / Thomas Keneally
18. Questions of Travel (Allen & Unwin, 2012) / Michelle de Kretser
19. Live by Night (William Morrow/Little, Brown, 2012) / Dennis Lehane
20. Familiar (Graywolf Press, 2012) / J. Robert Lennon

21. Swimming Home (Bloomsbury USA, 2012) / Deborah Levy
22. The Marseille Caper (Quercus, 2012) / Peter Mayle
23. The Secret Keeper (Atria/Mantle, 2012) / Kate Morton
24. American Ghost (Scribner, 2012) / Janis Owens
25. Silent House (trans. from the Turkish by Robert Finn) (Alfred A. Knopf/Faber & Faber, 2012) / Orhan Pamuk
26. It’s Fine By Me (trans. from the Swedish by Don Bartlett) (Graywolf Press, 2012) / Per Petterson
27. The Streets (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Anthony Quinn
28. Say You’re Sorry (Mulholland Books, 2012) / Michael Robotham
29. Dominion (Mantle, 2012) / C.J. Sansom
30. The Art Forger (Algonquin Books, 2012) / B.A. Shapiro

31. Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) / Mary Sharratt
32. The Beautiful Child (Peter Owen, 2012) / Emma Tennant
33. The Bathing Women (trans. from the Chinese by Hongling Zhang & Jason Sommer) (Blue Door, 2013) / Tie Ning
34. Back to Blood (Little, Brown, 2012) / Tom Wolfe
35. The Lawgiver (Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Herman Wouk
36. Lenin’s Kisses (trans. from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas) (Grove Press, 2012) / Yan Lianke

Novellas
1. The Testament of Mary (Viking, 2012) / Colm Tóibín

First Novels
1. The Middlesteins (Grand Central Publishing, 2012) / Jami Attenberg
2. Ghosts of Manhattan (Touchstone, 2012) / Douglas Brunt
3. Mrs. Queen Takes the Train (Harper, 2012) / William Kuhn
4. The Dark Winter (Blue Rider Press, 2012) / David Mark
5. Wild Girls (Scribner, 2012) / Mary Stewart Atwell
6. Sussex Drive (Random House Canada, 2012) / Linda Svendsen

Stories
1. Blasphemy: New & Selected Stories (Grove Press, 2012) / Sherman Alexie
2. Astray (Little Brown/Picador, 2012) / Emma Donoghue
3. The Christmas Kid and Other Brooklyn Stories (Little, Brown, 2012) / Pete Hamill
4. The Beach at Galle Road: Stories from Sri Lanka (Algonquin Books, 2012) / Joanna Luloff
5. How to Get Along with Women (Invisible Publishing, 2012) / Elisabeth de Mariaffi
6. National Treasures (Outpost 19, 2012) / Charles McLeod
7. Where Have You Been? (Harvill Secker, 2012) / Joseph O’Connor
8. Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club (Cinco Puntos Press, 2012) / Benjamin Alire Sáenz
9. The News from Spain: 7 Variations on a Love Story (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Joan Wickersham

Poetry
1. Sins of the Leopard (Salt Publishing, 2012) / James Brookes
2. Ice (Carcanet Press, 2012) / Gillian Clarke
3. The Lease (Coach House Books, 2012) / Mathew Henderson
4. The Overhaul (Picador, 2012) / Kathleen Jamie
5. A Lost Expression (Salt Publishing, 2012) / Luke Kennard
6. Out There (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Jamie McKendrick
7. A Discoverie of Witches (Smith/Doorstop Books, 2012) / Blake Morrison
8. The Customs House (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Andrew Motion
9. A Thousand Mornings (Penguin, 2012) / Mary Oliver
10. The China Shop Pictures (Shearsman Books, 2012) / Robert Saxton

11. The Seacunny (Picador, 2012) / Gerard Woodward
12. Bender: New & Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2012) / Dean Young

Nonfiction
1. There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra (Penguin, 2012) / Chinua Achebe
2. Too Good to Be True: A Memoir (New Harvest, 2012) / Benjamin Anastas
3. Iron Curtain: The Crashing of Eastern Europe, 1946-56 (Doubleday/Allen Lane, 2012) / Anne Applebaum
4. The Best American Essays 2012 (Mariner Books, 2012) / Robert Atwan & David Brooks(eds.)
5. Books to Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels (Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 2012) / John Connolly & Declan Burke(eds.)
6. Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure (John Murray, 2012) / Artemis Cooper
7. Cézanne: A Life (Profile Books, 2012) / Alex Danchev
8. Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012) / Sandra Djwa
9. Essays in Biography (Axios Press, 2012) / Joseph Epstein
10. The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens’ London (Atlantic Books, 2012) / Judith Flanders

11. Winter: Five Windows on the Season (Quercus, 2012) / Adam Gopnik
12. The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting, and Why It Still Matters (Macmillan, 2012) / Philip Hensher
13. Medusa’s Gaze and Vampire’s Bite: The Science of Monsters (Scribner, 2012) / Matt Kaplan
14. Leonardo and The Last Supper (Walker, 2013) / Ross King
15. The Old Ways: A Journey On Foot (Viking Adult, 2012) / Robert Macfarlane
16. Venice: A New History (Viking, 2012) / Thomas F. Madden
17. The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down (The Free Press, 2012) / Andrew McCarthy
18. The Book of Kells (Thames & Hudson, 2012) / Bernard Meehan
19. Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture (New York Review Books, 2012 / Daniel Mendelsohn
20. This Living Hand and Other Essays (Random House, 2012) / Edmund Morris

21. Thornton Wilder: A Life (Harper, 2012) / Penelope Niven
22. Country Girl (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Edna O’Brien
23. Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times (University of Chicago Press, 2012) / Andrew Piper
24. One for the Books (Viking, 2012) / Joe Queenan
25. Elsewhere: A Memoir (published in the UK as On Helwig Street: A Memoir) (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Richard Russo
26. Paper: An Elegy (Fourth Estate, 2012) / Ian Sansom
27. The End of Your Life Book Club (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Will Schwalbe
28. A Free Man: A True Life Story of Life and Death in Delhi (Jonathan Cape/W.W. Norton, 2012) / Aman Sethi
29. Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me (T.S. Poetry Press, 2012) / Karen Swallow Prior
30. In Glorious Technicolor: A Century of Film and How It Has Shaped Us (Chatto & Windus/Pimlico, 2012) / Francine Stock

31. The Watchmaker’s Daughter: A Memoir (McWitty Press, 2012) / Sonia Taitz
32. The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies and What They Did to Us (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Allen Lane, 2012) / David Thomson
33. The Fun Stuff and Other Essays (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012) / James Wood

1 Comments:

Anonymous William Kuhn said...

Hey Eric Forbes,

Huge thanks for putting MRS QUEEN on your list of October books. She and I both appreciate it.

Bill Kuhn

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