Wednesday, January 01, 2014

January 2014 Highlights

Novels
1. The Secret History of Las Vegas (Penguin Books, 2014) / Chris Abani
2. The King (trans. from the Dutch by Nancy Forest-Flier) (Canongate Books, 2014) / Kader Abdolah
3. Lost Lake (St Martin’s Press, 2014) / Sarah Addison Allen
4. The Moon Field (The Borough Press, 2014) / Judith Allnatt
5. A Bit of Difference (Fourth Estate, 2014) / Sefi Atta
6. Mercy Snow (Grand Central Publishing, 2014) / Tiffany Baker
7. Silence Once Begun (Pantheon, 2014) / Jesse Ball
8. Beggar’s Feast (Penguin, 2014) / Randy Boyagoda
9. This Dark Road to Mercy (William Morrow, 2014) / Wiley Cash
10. Andrew’s Brain (Random House, 2014) / E.L. Doctorow

11. The Lie (Hutchinson, 2014) / Helen Dunmore
12. 1914 (trans. from the French by Linda Coverdale) (New Press, 2014) / Jean Echenoz
13. & Sons (Fourth Estate/HarperCollins, 2014) / David Gilbert
14. The Bird Skinner (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014) / Alice Greenway
15. The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells (Faber & Faber, 2014) / Andrew Sean Greer
16. The Way of All Fish (Scribner, 2014) / Martha Grimes
17. Under the Wide and Starry Sky (Ballantine Books, 2014) / Nancy Horan
18. Motherland (Counterpoint, 2014) / Maria Hummel
19. The Dig (Granta, 2014) / Cynan Jones
20. Perfect (Random House, 2014) / Rachel Joyce

21. The Last Word (Faber & Faber, 2014) / Hanif Kureishi
22. On Such a Full Sea (Riverhead/Little, Brown, 2014) / Chang-rae Lee
23. Dissident Gardens (Jonathan Cape, 2014) / Jonathan Lethem
24. Famous Writers I Have Known (W.W. Norton, 2014) / James Magnuson
25. The Days of Anna Madrigal (Harper, 2014) / Armistead Maupin
26. The Ghost of the Mary Celeste (Nan A. Talese, 2014) / Valerie Martin
27. Larkswood (Orion, 2014) / Valerie Mendes
28. The Invention of Wings (Viking/Tinder Press, 2014) / Sue Monk Kidd
29. The Dismal Science (Tin House Books, 2014) / Peter Mountford
30. Winter (Fourth Estate, 2014) / Christopher Nicholson

31. Foreign Gods, Inc. (Soho Press, 2014) / Okey Ndibe
32. Carthage (Ecco, 2014) / Joyce Carol Oates
33. Dept. of Speculation (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014) / Jenny Offill
34. And the Hills Opened Up (Burnt Bridge, 2014) / David Oppegaard
35. The Wind Is Not a River (Ecco, 2014) / Brian Payton
36. Orfeo (W.W. Norton, 2014) / Richard Powers
37. Palmerino (Bellevue Literary Press, 2014) / Melissa Pritchard
38. Still Life with Bread Crumbs (Random House, 2014) / Anna Quindlen
39. Saints of the Shadow Bible (Little, Brown, 2014) / Ian Rankin
40. Jawbone Lake (William Heinemann, 2014) / Ray Robinson

41. The Thing About December (Doubleday Ireland/Lilliput Press, 2014) / Donal Ryan
42. Dominion (Mulholland Books/Little, Brown, 2014) / C.J. Sansom
43. The Light and the Dark (trans. from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield) (Quercus, 2014) / Mikhail Shishkin
44. The Mirror (Faber & Faber, 2014) / Richard Skinner
45. A Star for Mrs. Blake (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014) / April Smith
46. Starting Over (Liveright, 2014) / Elizabeth Spencer
47. The Verdict (Sphere, 2014) / Nick Stone
48. The Scent of Pine (Simon & Schuster, 2014) / Lara Vapnyar
49. Before We Met (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014) / Lucie Whitehouse

First Novels
1. Frances and Bernard (Mariner Books, 2014) / Carlene Bauer
2. Radiance of Tomorrow (Sarah Crichton Books, 2014) / Ismael Beah
3. The Strangler Vine (Fig Tree, 2014) / M.J. Carter
4. Soy Sauce for Beginners (New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014) / Kirstin Chen
5. Byron Easy (Pegasus, 2014) / Jude Cook
6. What I Had Before I Had You (Harper, 2014) / Sarah Cornwell
7. We Used to Be Kings (Jonathan Cape, 2014) / Stewart Foster
8. Sedition (Virago, 2014) / Katharine Grant
9. All Russians Love Birch Trees (trans. from the Russian by Eva Bacon) (Other Press, 2014) / Olga Grjasnowa
10. Wake (Doubleday, 2014) / Anna Hope

11. The Gospel of Winter (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2014) / Brendan Kiely
12. What Ends (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2014) / Andrew Ladd
13. Belle Cora (Doubleday, 2014) / Phillip Margulies
14. The Visitors (Hodder & Stoughton, 2014) / Rebecca Mascull
15. I Shall Be Near to You (Crown, 2014) / Erin Lindsay McCabe
16. The Night Guest (Sceptre, 2014) / Fiona McFarlane
17. The Last Days of California (Liveright, 2014) / Mary Miller
18. Revolutionary (Simon & Schuster, 2014) / Alex Myers
19. Dust (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014) / Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
20. Eat My Heart Out (Serpent’s Tail, 2014) / Zoe Pilger

21. The Kept (Harper, 2014) / James Scott
22. The Visionist (Little, Brown, 2014) / Rachel Urquhart
23. Completion (William Heinemann, 2014) / Tim Walker
24. Boxer Handsome (Chatto & Windus, 2014) / Anna Whitwham
25. The Ballad of Barnabas Pierkiel (Henry Holt, 2014) / Magdalena Zyzak

Stories
1. Fullblood Arabian (trans. from the Arabic by C.J. Collins) (New Directions, 2014) / Osama Alomar
2. No Man’s Land: Writings from a World at War (Serpent’s Tail, 2014) / Pete Ayrton (ed.)
3. Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014) / Jay Cantor
4. Leaving the Sea (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014) / Ben Marcus
5. Belated and Other Stories (Kimblewood Press, 2014) / Elisabeth Russell Taylor
6. Starting Over (Liveright, 2014) / Elizabeth Spencer
7. Boy in the Twilight: Stories of the Hidden China (trans. from the Chinese by Allan H. Barr) (Pantheon, 2014) / Yu Hua

Poetry
1. The Invention of Influence (New Directions, 2014) / Peter Cole
2. Tombo (McSweeney’s, 2014) / W.S. Di Piero
3. Dangerous Goods (Milkweed Editions, 2014) / Sean Hill
4. The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014) / Glyn Maxwell (ed.)
5. Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (W.W. Norton, 2014) / Carolyn Forché & Duncan Wu (eds.)

Nonfiction
1. Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West (Atria Books, 2014) / Bryce Andrews
2. The Virtues of the Table: How to Eat and Think (Granta, 2014) / Julian Baggini
3. The Barbarians: An Essay on the Mutation of Culture (trans. from the Italian by Stephen Sartarelli) (Rizzoli, 2014) / Alessandro Baricco
4. Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of the Great Gatsby (Penguin Press, 2014) / Sarah Churchwell
5. Down to the Sea in Ships: Of Ageless Oceans and Modern Men (Chatto & Windus, 2014) / Horatio Clare
6. How to be a Heroine: Or, what I’ve learned from reading too much (Chatto & Windus, 2014) / Samantha Ellis
7. Ham: Slices of a Life: Essays and Stories (Gallery Books, 2014) / Sam Harris
8. Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life (Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 2014) / Howard Eiland & Michael W. Jennings
9. Flyover Lives: A Memoir (Viking Adult, 2014) / Diane Johnson
10. Midnight’s Descendants: South Asia from Partition to the Present Day (William Collins, 2014) / John Keay

11. Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014) / Wendy Lesser
12. The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew (Pantheon, 2014) / Alan Lightman
13. My Life in Middlemarch (published in the U.K. as The Road to Middlemarch: My Life with George Eliot) (Crown, 2014) / Rebecca Mead
14. The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World (Metropolitan Books, 2014) / Greg Grandin
15. Call Me Burroughs: A Life (Grand Central Publishing, 2014) / Barry Miles
16. Stranger in My Own Country: A Jewish Family in Modern Germany (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014) / Yascha Mounk
17. Little Failure: A Memoir (Random House, 2014) / Gary Shteyngart
18. Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed (Pantheon, 2014) / Ahdaf Soueif
19. Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words: The Authorised Biography (Sort Of Books, 2014) / Boel Westin
20. Essays and Reviews, 1959-2002 (Princeton University Press, 2014) / Bernard Williams

21. Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014) / Simon Winder

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