Wednesday, October 01, 2014

October 2014 Highlights

“It was OCTOBER, and the leaves of the oaks around the language school had turned gold and were batting light into its tall windows. A young Irish woman was seated alone in the teacher’s lounge. She had made herself a cup of tea on the range in the corner, and she was opening a tangerine on a paper napkin, with hungry carelessness.” CALEB CRAIN, in Necessary Errors (2013)

Novels
1. The Prince’s Boy (Bloomsbury USA, 2014) / Paul Bailey
2. There Must be Some Mistake (Little, Brown, 2014) / Frederick Barthelme
3. The Empire of Night (Mysterious Press, 2014) / Robert Olen Butler
4. Confessions (trans. from the Catalan by Mara Faye Lethem) (Arcadia Books, 2014) / Jaume Cabré
5. Limonov (trans. from the French by John Lambert) (Allen Lane/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014) / Emmanuel Carrère
6. The Empty Throne (HarperCollins, 2014) / Bernard Cornwell
7. The Boy Who Drew Monsters (Picador USA, 2014) / Keith Donohue
8. The Book of Strange New Things (Hogarth, 2014) / Michel Faber
9. Hiding in Plain Sight (Riverhead Books, 2014) / Nuruddin Farah
10. West (trans. from the German by Anthea Bell) (Harvill Secker, 2014) / Julia Franck

11. The Far Side of the Sun (Berkley, 2014) / Kate Furnivall
12. The Sleeper and the Spindle (illustrated by Chris Riddell) (Bloomsbury Children, 2014) / Neil Gaiman
13. The Hilltop (trans. from the Hebrew by Steven Cohen) (Scribner, 2014) / Assaf Gavron
14. The Peripheral (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2014) / William Gibson
15. The Grand Duchess of Nowhere (Quercus, 2014) / Laurie Graham
16. Gray Mountain (Doubleday/Hodder & Stoughton, 2014) / John Grisham
17. Dear Thief (Atavist Books, 2014) / Samantha Harvey
18. J (Hogarth, 2014) / Howard Jacobson
19. A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead, 2014) / Marlon James
20. The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy (Doubleday, 2014) / Rachel Joyce

21. F (trans. from the German by Carol Brown Janeway) (Quercus, 2014) / Daniel Kehlmann
22. First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen (Viking, 2014) / Charlie Lovett
23. The Figures of Beauty (Harper, 2014) / David Macfarlane
24. Fractured (Lake Union Publishing, 2016) / Catherine McKenzie
25. The New World (Jonathan Cape, 2014) / Andrew Motion
26. The Lives of Others (W.W. Norton, 2014) / Neel Mukherjee
27. Last Winter, We Parted (trans. from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell) (Soho Press, 2014) / Fuminori Nakamura
28. An English Ghost Story (Titan Books, 2014) / Kim Newman
29. Us (Harper, 2014) / David Nicholls
30. The Age of Magic (Head of Zeus, 2014) / Ben Okri

31. I Refuse (trans. from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett) (Harvill Secker, 2014) / Per Petterson
32. Leaving Time (Ballantine Books, 2014) / Jodi Picoult
33. The Girl Next Door (Scribner, 2014) / Ruth Rendell
34. Lila (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Virago/Little, Brown, 2014) / Marilynne Robinson
35. The Remedy for Love (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2014) / Bill Roorbach
36. Electric City (Counterpoint, 2014) / Elizabeth Rosner
37. Lamentation (Mantle, 2014) / C.J. Sansom
38. Some Luck (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014) / Jane Smiley
39. Sister Golden Hair (Tin House Press, 2014) / Darcey Steinke
40. Nora Webster (Viking/Scribner, 2014) / Colm Tóibín

41. The Book of Gold Leaves (Penguin, 2014) / Mirza Waheed
42. Sometimes the Wolf (William Morrow, 2014) / Urban Waite

First Novels
1. Academy Street (Canongate Books, 2014) / Mary Costello
2. Crooked River (William Morrow, 2014) / Valerie Geary
3. The Goddess of Small Victories (trans. from the French by Willard Wood) (Other Press, 2014) / Yannick Grannec
4. The Loney (Tartarus Press, 2014) / Andrew Michael Hurley
5. An Unseemly Wife (New American Library, 2014) / E.B. Moore
6. A Little Dust on the Eyes (Peepal Tree Press, 2014) / Minoli Salgado
7. The Lodger (Thomas Dunne Books/St Martin’s Press, 2014) / Louisa Treger

Stories
1. Baboon (trans. from the Danish by Denise Newman) (Two Lines Press, 2014) / Naja Marie Aidt
2. Man V. Nature (Harper, 2014) / Diane Cook
3. The Redemption of Galen Pike (Salt Publishing, 2014) / Carys Davies
4. The Best American Short Stories 2014 (Mariner Books, 2014) / Heidi Pilor & Jennifer Egan (ends.)
5. The Wilds (Tin House Press, 2014) / Julia Elliott
6. The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories (Press 53, 2014) / Wendy J. Fox
7. The Dunning Man (Lavender Ink, 2014) / Kevin Fortuna
8. White Tiger on Snow Mountain (New Harvest, 2014) / David Gordon
9. The Woman Who Borrowed Memories: Selected Stories (trans. from the Swedish by Thomas Teal & Silvester Mazzarella) (NYRB Classics, 2014) / Tove Jansson
10. Six Stories and An Essay (Tinder Press, 2014) / Andrea Levy

11. Egg Heaven (Shade Mountain Press, 2014) / Robin Parks
12. There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In: Three Novellas About Family (trans. from the Russian by Anna Summers) (Penguin Books, 2014) / Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
13. Spoiled Brats (Little, Brown, 2014) / Simon Rich

Poetry
1. The Heart Is Strange: New Selected Poems (ed. Daniel Swift) (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014) / John Berryman
2. 77 Dream Songs (ed. Daniel Swift) (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014) / John Berryman
3. From Elsewhere (The Gallery Press, 2014) / Ciaran Carson
4. Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street Press, 2014) / Meg Day
5. Nine Bright Shiners (Dedalus Press, 2014) / Theo Dorgan
6. Blood Lyrics (Graywolf Press, 2014) / Katie Ford
7. Habitation: Collected Poems (Lost Horse Press/University of Washington Press, 2014) / Sam Hamill
8. Miss Lost Nation (Anhinga Press, 2014) / Bethany Schultz Hurst
9. Splitting an Order (Copper Canyon Press, 2014) / Ted Kooser
10. The Collected Poems of James Laughlin (ed. Peter Glassgold) (New Directions, 2014) / James Laughlin

11. The Stairwell (Wake Forest University Press, 2014) / Michael Longley
12. To Keep Time (Omnidawn, 2014) / Joseph Massey
13. An Aviary of Small Birds (Carcanet Press, 2014) / Karen McCarthy Woolf
14. Collected Poems: 1969-2014 (Penguin Books India, 2014) / Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
15. The Open Secret (Flood Editions, 2014) / Jennifer Moxley
16. Blue Horses (Penguin Press, 2014) / Mary Oliver
17. Digest (Four Way, 2014) / Gregory Pardlo
18. Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press, 2014) / Claudia Rankine
19. Playing House (Seren, 2014) / Katherine Stansfield
20. The Hundred Lives (Quattro Books, 2014) / Russell Thornton

21. Bedouin of the London Evening: Collected Poems (ed. Neil Astley) (Bloodaxe, 2014) / Rosemary Tonks

Nonfiction
1. The History Manifesto (Cambridge University Press, 2014) / David Armitrage
2. Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence (Alfred A. Knopf/The Bodley Head, 2014) / Karen Armstrong
3. The Bookshop Book (Constable, 2014) / Jen Campbell
4. Joan of Arc: A History (Faber & Faber, 2014) / Helen Castor
5. Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet (Jonathan Cape, 2014) / Mark Cocker
6. The Bhagavad Gita: A Biography (Princeton University Press, 2014) / Richard H. Davis
7. Alex Miller: The Ruin of Time (Sydney University Press, 2014) / Robert Dixon
8. Eugene O’Neill: A Life in Four Acts (Yale University Press, 2014) / Robert M. Dowling
9. Isabella: The Warrior Queen (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2014) / Kirstin Downey
10. Engel’s England: Thirty-nine Counties, One Capital and One Man (Profile Books, 2014) / Matthew Engel

11. Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923 (Allen Lane, 2014) / R.F. Foster
12. Tales of Two Cities: The Best abnd Worst of Times in Today’s New York (OR Books, 2014) / John Freeman (ed.)
13. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (Metropolitan Books, 2014) / Atul Gawande
14. Coming Ashore: A Memoir (ECW Press, 2014) / Catherine Gildiner
15. Family Politics: Domestic Life, Devastation and Survival, 1900-1950 (Yale University Press, 2014) / Paul Ginsborg
16. How to be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life (Liveright, 2014) / Ruth Goodman
17. Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey Into the Heart of Russia (W.W. Norton, 2014) / David Greene
18. Palace of Books (trans. from the French by Alice Kaplan) (The University of Chicago Press, 2014) / Roger Grenier
19. Discontent and Its Civilizations (Hamish Hamilton, 2014) / Mohsin Hamid
20. Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured (Doubleday, 2014) / Kathryn Harrison

21. A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe (ed. Nina Howe) (Yale University Press, 2014) / Irving Howe
22. Poetry Notebook: 2006-2014 (Picador, 2014) / Clive James
23. Arabs and the Art of Storytelling: A Strange Familiarity (trans. from the Arabic by Eric Sellin and Mbarek Sryfi) / Abdelfattah Kilito
24. Life After Faith: The Case for Secular Humanism (Yale University Press, 2014) / Philip Kitcher
25. Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans (Crown Publishing, 2014) / Gary Krist
26. The Collected Poems of James Laughlin (ed. Peter Glassgold) (New Directions, 2014) / James Laughlin
27. The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014) / Jill Lepore
28. Common People: The History of an English Family (Fig Tree, 2014) / Alison Light
29. Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place (Granta Books, 2014) / Philip Marsden
30. Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime (Profile Books, 2014) / Val McDermid

31. Berlin: Portrait of a City Through the Centuries (St Martin’s Press, 2014) / Rory McLean
32. Private Island (Verso, 2014) / James Meek
33. The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka’s Civil War (Verso Books, 2014) / Rohini Mohan
34. The Devils’ Alliance: Hitler’s Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941 (Basic Books, 2014) / Roger Moorhouse
35. Ciao, Carpaccio! (Pallas Athene, 2014) / Jan Morris
36. The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books (Viking, 2014) / Azar Nafisi
37. Shirley Hazzard: New Critical Essays (Sydney University Press, 2014) / Brigitta Olubas
38. American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street (Princeton University Press, 2014) / Paula Rabinowitz
39. Napoleon the Great (Allen Lane, 2014) / Andrew Roberts
40. Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East (Basic Books, 2014) / Gerard Russell

41. Mecca: The Sacred City (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014) / Ziauddin Sardar
42. Young Lawrence: A Portrait of the Legend as a Young Man (published in the U.S. as The Young T.E. Lawrence in 2015) (John Murray, 2014) / Anthony Sattin
43. Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism (Belknap Press, 2014) / Larry Siedentop
44. Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness (Trinity University Press, 2014) / Rebecca Solnit
45. The Best American Essays 2014 (Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014) / John Jeremiah Sullivan (ed.)
46. The Best American Travel Writing 2014 (Mariner Books, 2014) / Paul Theroux (ed.)
47. Red Nile: A Biography of the World’s Greatest River (Thomas Dunne Books, 2014) / Robert Twigger
48. And Home Was Kariakoo: A Memoir of East Africa (Doubleday Canada, 2014) / M.G. Vassanji
49. A Delicate Wildness: The Life and Loves of David Thomson, 1914-1988 (The Lilliput Press, 2014) / Julian Vignoles
50. Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale (Oxford University Press, 2014) / Marina Warner

51. Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind (Riverhead, 2014) / Sarah Wildman
52. The Meaning of Human Existence (Liveright, 2014) / Edward O. Wilson
53. The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock (Pegasus, 2014) / Lucy Worsley

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I follow you from canada Eric, and I just want to tell you how much I love your monthly feature of upcoming books. Thanks....Heather

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