Friday, August 01, 2014

August 2014 Highlights

“July had been blown out like a candle by a biting wind that ushered in a leaden AUGUST sky. A sharp, stinging drizzle fell, billowing into opaque grey sheets when the wind caught it.” GERALD DURRELL, from My Family and Other Animals (1956)

Novels
1. The Zone of Interest (Jonathan Cape, 2014) / Martin Amis
2. Before, During, After (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014) / Richard Bausch
3. The Betrayers (Viking, 2014) / David Bezmozgis
4. Lucky Us (Random House, 2014) / Amy Bloom
5. I Can’t Begin to Tell You (Michael Joseph, 2014) / Elizabeth Buchan
6. The Lotus and the Storm (Viking, 2014) / Lan Cao
7. Outlaws (trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean) (Bloomsbury Publishing) / Javier Cercas
8. Sweetland (Doubleday Canada, 2014) / Michael Crummey
9. Falling for Hugh (Doubleday Canada, 2014) / Marina Endicott
10. The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Chatto & Windus/Alfred A. Knopf, 2014) / Richard Flanagan

11. The Secret Place (Hodder & Stoughton, 2014) / Tana French
12. If Not For This (Red Hen Press, 2014) / Peter Fromm
13. The Far Side of the Sun (Sphere, 2014) / Kate Furnivall
14. The Magician’s Land (Viking Adult, 2014) / Lev Grossman
15. The Girl Who Couldn’t Read (Blue Door, 2014) / John Harding
16. Golden Boys (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Books Australia, 2014) / Sonya Hartnett
17. The Snow Kimono (Text Publishing, 2014) / Mark Henshaw
18. Tell (HarperCollins Canada, 2014) / Frances Itani
19. The Ghost in the Electric-Blue Suit (published in the U.K. as The Year of the Ladybird) (Doubleday, 2014) / Graham Joyce
20. Twilight of the Eastern Gods (trans. from the French by David Bellos) (Canongate Books, 2014) / Ismail Kadare

21. F (trans. from the German by Carol Brown Janeaway) (Pantheon, 2014) / Daniel Kehlmann
22. Windigo Island (Atria Books, 2014) / William Kent Krueger
23. The Eye of the Sheep (Allen & Unwin, 2014) / Sofie Laguna
24. Diary of the Fall (trans. from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa) (Other Press, 2014) / Michel Laub
25. The Golden Age (Vintage Australia/Random House Australia, 2014) / Joan London
26. In Search of Solace (Sceptre, 2014) / Emily Mackie
27. Bittersweet (Simon & Schuster, 2014) / Colleen McCullough
28. He Wants (Salt Publishing, 2014) / Alison Moore
29. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage (trans. from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel) (Alfred A. Knopf/Harvill Secker, 2014) / Haruki Murakami
30. The Long Way Home (Monotaur Books/Sphere, 2014) / Louise Penny

31. The Table of Less Valued Knights (Jonathan Cape, 2014) / Marie Phillips
32. The Sheltering (University of South Carolina Press, 2014) / Mark Powell
33. The Girl Next Door (Hutchinson, 2014) / Ruth Rendell
34. Dear Committee Members (Doubleday, 2014) / Julie Schumacher
35. Nowhere People (trans. from the Brazilian Portuguese by Daniel Hahn) (And Other Stories, 2014) / Paulo Scott
36. A God in Every Stone (Atavist Books, 2014) / Kamila Shamsie
37. Friendswood (Riverhead, 2014) / Rene Steinke
38. Iza’s Ballad (trans. from the Hungarian by George Szirtes) (Harvill Secker, 2014) / Magda Szabó
39. The Silent Boy (HarperCollins, 2014) / Andrew Taylor
40. Mãn (trans. from the French by Sheila Fischman) (Random House Canada, 2014) / Kim Thúy

41. Anna Karenina (a new trans. from the Russian by Rosamund Bartlett) (Oxford University Press, 2014) / Leo Tolstoy
42. The Tongues of Men or Angels (Corsair, 2014) / Jonathan Trigell
43. The Thing About December (Steerforth, 2014) / Donal Ryan
44. The Story Hour (Harper, 2014) / Thrity Umrigar
45. Their Lips Talk of Mischief (Faber & Faber, 2014) / Alan Warner

First Novels
1. Painted Horses (Grove Press, 2014) / Malcolm Brooks
2. The Miniaturist (Ecco, 2014) / Jessie Burton
3. Further Out Than You Thought (William Morrow, 2014) / Michaela Carter
4. Season of the Dragonflies (William Morrow, 2014) / Sarah Creech
5. Someone Else’s Skin (Headline, 2014) / Sarah Hilary
6. Flying Shoes (Bloomsbury Circus, 2014) / Lisa Howorth
7. A Bad Character (Jonathan Cape, 2014) / Deepti Kapoor
8. What Ends (Oneworld Publications, 2014) / Andrew Ladd
9. The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House (Penguin, 2014) / Stephanie Lam
10. California (Little, Brown, 2014) / Edan Lepucki

11. Dear Daughter (Viking Adult/Harvill Secker, 2014) / Elizabeth Little
12. The Feathers (Piscataqua Press, 2014) / Cynthia Lott
13. The Invention of Exile (Penguin Press, 2014) / Vanessa Manko
14. Your Face in Mine (Riverhead, 2014) / Jess Row
15. The Story of Land and Sea (Harper, 2014) / Katy Simpson Smith
16. Man at the Helm (Viking, 2014) / Nina Stibbe
17. The Scatter Here Is Too Great (Jonathan Cape/Harper, 2014) / Bilal Tanweer
18. We Are Not Ourselves (Simon & Schuster/Fourth Estate, 2014) / Matthew Thomas
19. The Girls from Corona del Mar (Hutchinson, 2014) / Rufi Thorpe

Stories
1. Mr. Tall (Little, Brown, 2014) / Tony Earley
2. The Liar’s Wife: Four Novellas (Pantheon, 2014) / Mary Gordon
3. The Dog (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014) / Jack Livings
4. Night: Collected Stories (Faber & Faber, 2014) / Edna O’Brien
5. Spoiled Brats (Serpent’s Tail, 2014) / Simon Rich
6. Flings (Harper, 2014) / Justin Taylor

Poetry
1. Black Country (Chatto & Windus, 2014) / Liz Berry
2. Poems of the American South (Everyman’s Library, 2014) / David Biespiel (ed.)
3. Fire Songs (Faber & Faber, 2014) / David Harsent
4. If the Tabloids Are True What Are You? (Graywolf Press, 2014) / Matthea Harvey
5. The Stairwell (Jonathan Cape, 2014) / Michael Longley
6. Where the Wind Sleeps: New & Selected Poems (Salmon Publishing, 2014) / Neil Monahan
7. New Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014) / Les Murray
8. Moscow in the Plague Year: Poems (trans. from the Russian by Christopher Whyte) (Archipelago, 2014) / Marina Tsvetaeva
9. The Other Mountain (Carcanet Press, 2014) / Rowan Williams

Nonfiction
1. Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014) / James Booth
2. Italian Venice: A History (Yale University Press, 2014) / R.J.B. Bosworth
3. Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin (Faber & Faber, 2014) / Paul Cronin
4. Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (Free Press, 2014) / William Deresiewicz
5. The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014) / David Eimer
6. Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy and Translator (Chatto & Windus, 2014) / Jean Findlay
7. This House of Grief (Text Publishing, 2014) / Helen Garner
8. Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial, 2014) / Roxane Gay
9. The Culinary Imagination: From Myth to Modernity (W.W. Norton, 2014) / Sandra M. Gilbert
10. Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2014) / Adrian Goldsworthy

11. Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered (Simon & Schuster, 2014) / Dianne Hales
12. The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection (Current/Penguin USA, 2014) / Michael Harris
13. Watching Them Be: Star Presence on the Screen from Garbo to Balthazar (Faber & Faber, 2014) / James Harvey
14. The Homing Instinct: The Story and Science of Migration (William Collins, 2014) / Bernd Heinrich
15. The Language of Houses: How Buildings Speak to Us (Delphinium, 2014) / Alison Lurie
16. The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination (Graywolf Press, 2014) / Carl Phillips
17. Iraq: A History (Oneworld Publications, 2015) / John Robertson
18. Berlin Now: The City After the Fall (trans. from the German by Sophie Schlondorff) (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014) / Peter Schneider
19. Susan Sontag: A Biography (trans. from the German by David Dollenmayer) (Northwestern University Press, 2014) / Daniel Schreiber
20. Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014) / Jan Swafford

21. Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918 (Allen Lane, 2014) / Alexander Watson
22. Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage (House of Anansi Press, 2014) / Kathleen Winter
23. Brown Girl Dreaming (Penguin USA, 2014) / Jacqueline Woodson

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