Thursday, November 01, 2012

November 2012 Highlights

Novels
1. Carry the One (Fig Tree/Penguin, 2012) / Carol Anshaw
2. The Small Hours (Virago, 2012) / Susie Boyt
3. The Black Box (Little, Brown/Orion, 2012) / Michael Connelly
4. Two Pints (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Roddy Doyle
5. Miss Havisham (Faber & Faber, 2012) / Ronald Frame
6. The Racketeer (Hodder & Stoughton, 2012) / John Grisham
7. A Question of Identity (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Susan Hill
8. Flight Behavior (Faber & Faber/Harper, 2012) / Barbara Kingsolver
9. Young Philby (Thomas Dunne Books, 2012) / Robert Littell
10. The Marseille Caper (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Peter Mayle

11. Sweet Tooth (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2012) / Ian McEwan
12. Sandalwood Death (trans. from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt) (University of Oklahoma Press, 2012) / Mo Yan
13. The Hunger Angel (trans. from the German by Philip Boehm) (Portobello Books, 2012) / Herta Müller
14. Magnificence (W.W. Norton, 2012) / Lydia Millet
15. Standing in Another Man’s Grave (Orion, 2012) / Ian Rankin
16. Prosperous Friends (Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press, 2012) / Christine Schutt
17. The Testament of Mary (Scribner, 2012) / Colm Tóibín
18. Orders from Berlin (HarperCollins, 2012) / Simon Tolkien
19. The Cleaner of Chartres (Viking, 2012) / Salley Vickers

First Novels
1. Ru (trans. from the French by Sheila Fischman) (Bloomsbury USA, 2012) / Kim Thúy
2. These Things Happen (Unbridled Books, 2012) / Richard Kramer
3. The Heat of the Sun (Henry Holt, 2012) / David Rain

Stories
1. Every Short Story from 1952 to 2012 by Alasdair Gray (Canongate, 2012) / Alasdair Gray
2. Married Love and Other Stories (Harper Perennial, 2012) / Tessa Hadley
3. She Loves Me Not: New & Selected Stories (Scribner, 2012) / Ron Hansen
4. A Cat, a Hat and a Piece of String (Doubleday, 2012) / Joanne Harris
5. The Last Dance and Other Stories (Headline Review, 2012) / Victoria Hislop
6. Dear Life (Chatto & Windus/Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Alice Munro
7. Republics of the Mind: New & Selected Stories (Black & White Publishing, 2012) / James Robertson
8. Close Is Fine (Ooligan Press, 2012) / Eliot Treichel

Poetry
1. Collected Poems (Carcanet Press, 2012) / Edward Dorn
2. Poems 1962-2012 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012) / Louise Glück
3. First Person Sorrowful (Bloodaxe, 2012) / Ko Un
4. Liquid Nitrogen (Giramondo Publishing, 2012) / Jennifer Maiden
5. Songs and Sonnets (Enitharmon Press, 2012) / Paul Muldoon
6. Collected Poems (Picador, 2012) / Sean O’Brien
7. The Havocs (Picador, 2012) / Jacob Polley
8. Small World (Carcanet Press, 2012) / Richard Price

Nonfiction
1. Through the Window: Seventeen Essays (and One Short Story) (Vintage, 2012) / Julian Barnes
2. Tennyson: To Strive, To Seek, To Find (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / John Batchelor
3. La Folie Baudelaire (trans. from the Italian by Alastair McEwen) (Allen Lane, 2012) / Roberto Calasso
4. A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof (Particular Books, 2012) / Roger Clarke
5. The Pleasure of Thinking: A Journey Through the Sideways Leaps of Ideas (Gibson Square Books, 2012) / Theodore Dalrymple
6. Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific (Atlantic Monthly Press/Grove Press, 2012) / Tim Flannery
7. Empire Antartica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Gavin Francis 8. Raffles and the Golden Opportunity (Profile Books, 2012) / Victoria Glendinning
9. Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers (Lonely Planet, 2012) / Don George (ed.)
10. Growing Up Absurd (first published in 1960) (New York Review Books Classics, 2012) / Paul Goodman

11. J.G. Farrell: The Making of a Writer (Second edition) (Cork University Press, 2012) / Lavinia Greacen
12. Titian: His Life (Harper, 2012) / Sheila Hale
13. On Wheels (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Michael Holroyd
14. The Robber of Memories: A River Journey Through Colombia (Granta Books, 2012) / Michael Jacobs
15. J.M. Coetzee: A Life in Writing (trans. from the Afrikaans by Michiel Heyns) (Scribe Australia, 2013) / J.C. Kannemeyer
16. The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (Doubleday Canada, 2012) / Thomas King
17. Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother (Free Press, 2012) / Eve LaPlante
18. Gossip from the Forest: The Tangled Roots of Our Forests and Fairytales (Granta Books, 2012) / Sara Maitland
19. The Lion Sleeps Tonight and Other Stories of Africa (Grove Press, 2012) / Rian Malan
20. In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir (Pantheon, 2012) / Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

21. Jews and Words (Yale University Press, 2012) / Amos Oz & Fania Oz-Salzberger
22. Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times (University of Chicago Press, 2012) / Andrew Piper
23. On Helwig Street: A Memoir (published in the US as Elsewhere: A Memoir) (Chatto & Windus, 2012) / Richard Russo
24. Hallucinations (Picador/Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) / Oliver Sacks
25. The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to Homeland (Verso Books, 2012) / Shlomo Sand
26. I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen (Jonathan Cape, 2012) / Sylvie Simmons
27. Artful (Hamish Hamilton, 2012) / Ali Smith
28. Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity (Scribner/Simon & Schuster, 2012) / Andrew Solomon
29. With Robert Lowell and His Circle: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz & Others (Northeastern, 2012) / Kathleen Spivack
30. Floating on a Malayan Breeze: Travels in Malaysia and Singapore (Hong Kong University Press/National University of Singapore Press, 2012) / Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh

31. Both Flesh and Not: Essays (Little, Brown, 2012) / David Foster Wallace

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