Saturday, November 01, 2014

November 2014 Highlights

“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and NOVEMBER arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.” J.K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Novels
1. The Emerald Light in the Air (Granta Books, 2014) / Donald Antrim
2. Far As the Eye Can See (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014) / Robert Bausch
3. Harraga (trans. from the French by Frank Wynne) (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014) / Boualem Sansal
4. Amnesia (Faber & Faber, 2014) / Peter Carey
5. Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves (Grove Press, 2014) / Carolyn Chute
6. The Happiest People in the World (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2014) / Brock Clarke
7. Getting Colder (Virago, 2014) / Amanda Coe
8. The Burning Room (Little, Brown/Orion, 2014) / Michael Connelly
9. The Penguin’s Song (trans. from the Arabic by Marilyn Booth) (City Lights Publishers, 2014) / Hassan Daoud
10. Crooked Heart (Doubleday, 2014) / Lissa Evans

11. The Book of Strange New Things (Canongate, 2014) / Michel Faber
12. The Barefoot Queen (Crown, 2014) / Idelfonso Falcones
13. The Italian Wife (Sphere, 2014) / Kate Furnivall
14. The Peripheral (Viking, 2014) / William Gibson
15. Sylvia Garland’s Broken Heart (Halban Publishers, 2014) / Helen Harris
16. The Final Recollections of Charles Dickens (Counterpoint, 2014) / Thomas Hauser
17. Funny Girl (Viking, 2014) / Nick Hornby
18. A Map of Betrayal (Pantheon, 2014) / Ha Jin
19. The Laughing Monsters (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014) / Denis Johnson
20. Euphoria (Picador, 2014) / Lily King

21. Revival (Scribner/Hodder & Stoughton, 2014) / Stephen King
22. Mermaids in Paradise (W.W. Norton, 2014) / Lydia Millet
23. The Forgers (Mysterious Press, 2014) / Bradford Morrow
24. The Fires of Autumn (trans. from the French by Sandra Smith) (Chatto & Windus, 2014) / Irène Némirovsky
25. When the Night Comes (John Murray Publishers, 2014) / Favel Parrett
26. The Siege (trans. from the Spanish by Frank Wynne) (Random House, 2014) / Arturo Pérez-Reverte
27. The Paris Winter (St Martin’s Press, 2014) / Imogen Robertson
28. Peace and Conflict (Corsair, 2014) / Irene Sabatini
29. Shark (Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014) / Will Self
30. The Architect’s Apprentice (Viking, 2014) / Elif Shafak

31. Some Luck (Mantle, 2014) / Jane Smiley
32. All Days Are Night (trans. from the German by Michael Hofmann) (Other Press/Granta Books, 2014) / Peter Stamm
33. All My Puny Sorrows (McSweeney’s, 2014) / Miriam Toews
34. Anna Karenina (trans. from the Russian by Marian Schwartz) (Yale University Press, 2014) / Leo Tolstoy
35. Balancing Act (Black Swan, 2014) / Joanna Trollope

First Novels
1. By Night the Mountain Burns (trans. from the by Jethro Soutar) (And Other Stories, 2014) / Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel
2. Preparation for the Next Life (Tyrant Books, 2014) / Atticus Lish
3. Three Bargains (W.W. Norton, 2014) / Tania Malik
4. Everything I Never Told You (Blackfriars, 2014) / Celeste Ng

Stories
1. Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book (Ecco/Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014) / Richard Ford
2. Infidelities (Faber & Faber, 2014) / Kirsty Gunn
3. Life-Like (Seagull Books, 2014) / Toby Litt
4. Frog (Hamish Hamilton, 2014) / Mo Yan
5. Suspended Sentences: Three Novellas (trans. from the French by Mark Polizzotti) (Yale University Press, 2014) / Patrick Modiano
6. Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014 (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014) / Alice Munro
7. New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 (FSG Originals, 2014) / Shelly Oria
8. Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories (Ecco, 2014) / Ron Rash
9. The American Lover (Random House, 2014) / Rose Tremain

Poetry
1. Ask the Moon: New and Collected Poems, 1948-2014 (Hutchinson, 2014) / Dannie Abse
2. You Must Remember This (Milkweed Editions, 2014) / Michael Bazzett
3. Slant Six (Copper Canyon Press, 2014) / Erin Belieu
4. New Selected Poems, 1988-2013 (Faber & Faber, 2014) / Seamus Heaney
5. Sack (Picador, 2014) / John Kinsella
6. One Thousand Things Worth Knowing (Faber & Faber, 2014) / Paul Muldoon
7. When God Is a Traveller (Bloodaxe Books, 2014) / Arundhathi Subramaniam
8. Going Out (Enitharmon Press, 2014) / Anthony Thwaite
9. The Other Mountain (Carcanet, 2014) / Rowan Williams

Nonfiction
1. 1381: The Year of the Peasants’ Revolt (Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 2014) / Juliet Barker
2. Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love (Bloomsbury Press, 2014) / James Booth
3. Wounding the World: How Military Violence and War-Play Invade Our Lives (Virago, 2014) / Joanna Bourke
4. Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War (New York Review Books, 2014) / Ian Buruma
5. Ultrasonic: Essays (Lavender Ink, 2014) / Steven Church
6. Life, Love and the Archers: Recollections, Reviews and Other Prose (Two Roads, 2014) / Wendy Cope
7. Loitering: New & Collected Essays (Tin House Books, 2014) / Charles D’Ambrosio
8. The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014) / Meghan Daum
9. Dublin: The Making of a Capital City (Belknap Press, 2014) / David Dickson
10. Visitants (Hamish Hamilton, 2014) / Dave Eggers

11. A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War (Harvard University Press, 2014) / Leila Tarazi Fawaz
12. Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923 (W.W. Norton, 2014) / R.F. Foster
13. My Life in Houses (Chatto & Windus, 2014) / Margaret Forster
14. Surrendering Oz: A Life in Essays (Etruscan Press, 2014) / Bonnie Friedman
15. Between Two Worlds: How the English Became Americans (Oxford University Press, 2014) / Malcolm Gaskill
16. Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York and London (Hamish Hamilton, 2014) / Mohsin Hamid
17. Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays (Graywolf Press, 2014) / Tony Hoagland
18. Are the Irish Different? (Manchester University Press, 2014) / Tom Inglis (ed.)
19. Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas (W.W. Norton, 2014) / Adam Kirsch
20. Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 (The Penguin Press, 2014) / Stephen Kotkin

21. Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found (Granta/Liveright, 2014) / Frances Larson
22. Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014) / Hermione Lee
23. Germany: Memories of a Nation (Allen Lane, 2014) / Neil MacGregor
24. “Literchoor Is My Beat”: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014) / Ian S. MacNiven
25. In America: Travels with John Steinbeck (trans. from the Dutch by Liz Waters) (Harvill Secker, 2014) / Geert Mak
26. Why Homer Matters (Henry Holt, 2014) / Adam Nicolson
27. Where I’m Reading From: The Changing World of Books (Harvill Secker, 2014) / Tim Parks
28. The Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made Us Who We Are (Viking, 2014) / Michael Pye
29. Napoleon: A Life (Viking, 2014) / Andrew Roberts
30. A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz (ed. John Cullen) (trans. from the Swedish by Sarah Death) (Granta Books, 2014) / Göran Rosenberg

31. Capitalism: A Ghost Story (Verso Books, 2014) / Arundhati Roy
32. Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East (Simon & Schuster, 2014) / Gerard Russell
33. Men Explain Things to Me and Other Essays (Granta Books, 2014) / Rebecca Solnit
34. Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel (Yale University Press, 2014) / Anita Shapira
35. Chaucer’s Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury (Viking, 2014) / Paul Strohm
36. The English and Their History (Allen Lane, 2014) / Robert Tombs
37. In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793-1815 (Faber & Faber, 2014) / Jenny Uglow

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