Friday, May 01, 2015

May 2015 Highlights

Novels
1. A God in Ruins (Doubleday/Little, Brown, 2015) / Kate Atkinson
2. Tanglewood (New Island Press, 2015) / Dermot Bolger
3. Orient (Harper, 2015) / Christopher Bollen
4. The Anchoress (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015) / Robyn Cadwallader
5. The Far End of Happy (Sourcebooks, 2015) / Kathryn Craft
6. Paradise City (Bloomsbury Circus, 2015) / Elizabeth Day
7. Girl in the Moonlight (William Morrow, 2015) / Charles Dubow
8. Close to Hugh (Doubleday Canada, 2015) / Marina Endicott
9. The Green Road (Jonathan Cape/W.W. Norton, 2015) / Anne Enright
10. The Day Before the Fire (Chatto & Windus, 2015) / Miranda France

11. The Italian Wife (Little, Brown, 2015) / Kate Furnivall
12. The Ladies of Managua (St Martin’s Press, 2015) / Ellen N. Gage
13. All Involved (Picador, 2015) / Ryan Gattis
14. Flood of Fire (John Murray, 2015) / Amitav Ghosh
15. The Enlightenment of Nina Findlay (Other Press, 2015) / Andrea Gillies
16. The Lie Tree (Macmillan, 2015) / Frances Hardinge
17. Our Souls at Night (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015) / Kent Haruf
18. The Making of Zombie Wars (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015) / Aleksandar Hemon
19. You Are Dead (Macmillan, 2015) / Peter James
20. Loving Day (Spiegel & Grau, 2015) / Mat Johnson

21. The Wonder Lover (Allen & Unwin, 2015) / Malcolm Knox
22. The Mountain Story (Gallery Books, 2015) / Lori Lansens
23. The Black Snow (Little, Brown, 2014) / Paul Lynch
24. Tightrope (Little, Brown, 2015) / Simon Mawer
25. The Rocks (Riverhead, 2015) / Peter Nichols
26. The Life and Death of Sophie Stark (Blue Rider Press, 2015) / Anna North
27. Uprooted (Macmillan, 2015) / Naomi Novik
28. When the Doves Disappeared (trans. from the Finnish by Lola M. Rogers) (Atlantic Books, 2015) / Sofi Oksanen
29. Hunters in the Dark (Hogarth, 2015) / Lawrence Osborne
30. Things You Won’t Say (Washington Square Press, 2015) / Sarah Pekkanen

31. The Daylight Marriage (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2015) / Heidi Pitlor
32. Trompe L’Oeil (Tin House Books, 2015) / Nancy Reisman
33. I Saw a Man (Faber & Faber, 2015) / Owen Sheers
34. The Book of Aron (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015) / Jim Shepard
35. Early Warning (Alfred A. Knopf/Mantle, 2015) / Jane Smiley
36. Out of Place (Penguin U.K.) / Zadie Smith
37. Paris, He Said (Bloomsbury Publishing/Bloomsbury USA, 2015) / Christine Sneed
38. Seveneves (William Morrow/The Borough Press, 2015) / Neal Stephenson
39. Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness (Europa Editions, 2015) / Jennifer Tseng
40. Quicksand (Sceptre, 2015) / Steve Toltz

41. The Followers (Picador, 2015) / Rebecca Wait
42. The Cellar (Hammer, 2015) / Minette Walters
43. Vanishing (Pegasus, 20156) / Gerard Woodward
44. Mislaid (Ecco, 2015) / Nell Zink

First Novels
1. The Wonder Garden (Grove Press, 2015) / Lauren Acampora
2. Trail of Broken Wings (Lake Union Publishing, 2015) / Sejal Badani
3. The Versions of Us (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015) / Laura Barnett
4. The Normal State of Mind (Parthian Books, 2015) / Susmita Bhattacharya
5. The Killing Lessons (Orion, 2015) / Saul Black
6. Burning Down George Orwell’s House (Soho Press, 2015) / Andrew Ervin
7. In My House (Faber & Faber, 2015) / Alex Hourston
8. Mr and Mrs Doctor (Coffee House Press, 2015) / Julie Iromuanya
9. Death and Mr Pickwick (Jonathan Cape, 2015) / Stephen Jarvis
10. Things We Have in Common (Canongate Books, 2015) / Tasha Kavanagh

11. The Paper Man (The Unnamed Press, 2015) / Gallagher Lawson
12. The Letters of Ivor Punch (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015) / Colin MacIntyre
13. I Let You Go (Sphere, 2015) / Clare Mackintosh
14. Family Trees (Kensington, 2015) / Kerstin March
15. Mrs Engels (Scribe Publications, 2015) / Gavin McCrea
16. Minnow (Hub City Press, 2015) / James E. McTeer II
17. Girl at War (Random House, 2015) / Sara Nović
18. This House Is Not For Sale (Granta Books, 2015) / E.C. Osondu
19. The Book of Stone (Fig Tree, 2015) / Jonathan Papernick
20. Church of Marvels (Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers, 2015) / Leslie Parry

21. The Improbability of Love (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015) / Hannah Rothschild
22. The Shore (Hogarth, 2015) / Sara Taylor
23. Look Who’s Back (trans. from the German by Jamie Bulloch) (MacLehose Press, 2015) / Timur Vermes

Stories
1. The Wonder Garden (Grove Press, 2015) / Lauren Acampora
2. Beneath the Bonfire (Thomas Dunne Books, 2015) / Nickolas Butler
3. Twelve Women in a Country Called America (Press 53, 2015) / Kelly Cherry
4. Soon (University of South Carolina Press, 2015) / Pam Durban
5. Your Father Sends His Love (Picador, 2015) / Stuart Evers
6. A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me: Stories and a Novella (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015) / David Gates
7. Counternarratives (New Directions, 2015) / John Keene
8. All Over Ireland: New Irish Short Stories (Faber & Faber, 2015) / Deirdre Madden
9. The Love Object: Selected Stories (Little, Brown, 2015) / Edna O’Brien
10. Thus Were Their Faces (trans. from the Spanish by Daniel Balderston) (NYRB Classics, 2015) / Silvina Ocampo

11. The Girl Missing From the Window (Doire Press, 2015) / Paul O’Reilly
12. Don’t Try This at Home (And Other Stories, 2015) / Angela Readman
13. England and Other Stories (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015) / Graham Swift
14. The All Saints’ Day Lovers (trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean) (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015) / Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Poetry
1. Breezeway (Ecco, 2015) / John Ashbery
2. The News (Copper Canyon Press, 2015) / Jeffrey Brown
3. Selected Poems (ed. Luke Thompson) (Enitharmon Press, 2015) / Jack Clemo
4. Scattered at Sea (Penguin Books, 2015) / Amy Gerstler
5. Loop of Jade (Chatto & Windus, 2015) / Sarah Howe
6. The Healing Station (Smith/Doorstop, 2015) / Michael McCarthy
7. Two-Way Mirror: A Poetry Notebook (City Lights Books, 2015) / David Meltzer
8. Dark Energy (Penguin Books, 2015) / Robert Morgan
9. Parallax: And Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015) / Sinéad Morrissey
10. Geis (Bloodaxe Books, 2015) / Caitríona O’Reilly

11. Alone and Not Alone (Coffee House Press, 2015) / Ron Padgett
12. The Curiosities (Faber & Faber, 2015) / Christopher Reid
13. The Good Dark (Penned in the Margins, 2015) / Ryan Van Winkle

Nonfiction
1. The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century (Granta Books, 2015) / Hugh Alderney-Williams
2. Station to Station: Searching for Stories on the Great Western Line (Guardian Books, 2015) / James Attlee
3. Keeping An Eye Open: Essays on Art (Jonathan Cape, 2015) / Julian Barnes
4. Ardennes 1944: Hitler’s Last Gamble (Viking 2015) / Antony Beevor
5. The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime (Spiegel & Grau, 2015) / Harold Bloom
6. The Fortunes of Francis Barber: The True Story of the Jamaican Slave Who Became Samuel Johnson’s Heir (Yale University Press, 2015) / Michael Bundock
7. Joan of Arc: A History (Harper/HarperCollins Publishers, 2015) / Helen Castor
8. Common Ground (Hutchinson, 2015) / Rob Cowen
9. It Starts with Trouble: William Goyen and the Life of Writing (University of Texas Press, 2015) / Clark Davis
10. The Golden Age of Murder (HarperCollins, 2015) / Martin Edwards

11. Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It (Bloomsbury Press, 2015) / John Ferling
12. Teaching Plato in Palestine: Philosophy in a Divided World (Princeton University Press, 2015) / Carlos Fraenkel
13. Spain: The Centre of the World 1519-1682 (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015) / Robert Goodwin
14. The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015) / Vivian Gornick
15. Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century (Princeton University Press, 2015) / Konrad H. Jarausch
16. Return: A Palestinian Memoir (Verso Books, 2015) / Ghada Karmi
17. The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe’s Refugee Crisis (Guardian Faber Publishing, 2016) / Patrick Kingsley
18. Bloomsbury’s Outsider: A Life of David Garnett (Bloomsbury Reader, 2015) / Sarah Knights
19. Darjeeling: A History of the World’s Greatest Tea (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015) / Jeff Koehler
20. Lunch with a Bigot: The Writer in the World (Duke University Press, 2015) / Amitava Kumar

21. The Good Story: Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychotherapy (Harvill Secker, 2015) / J.M. Coetzee & Arabella Kurtz
22. Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather (University of Queensland Press, 2015) / Karen Lamb
23. The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune, 1915-1964 (Alfred A. Knopf/Jonathan Cape, 2015) / Zachary Leader
24. Towards the Flame: Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia (Allen Lane, 2015) / Dominic Lieven
25. Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs, Jesuits and Spies in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World (Allen Lane, 2015) / Noel Malcolm
26. Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs (Little, Brown, 2015) / Sally Mann
27. The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy (John Murray, 2015) / Michael McCarthy
28. The Wright Brothers (Simon & Schuster, 2015) / David McCullough
29. The Argonauts (Graywolf Press, 2015) / Maggie Nelson
30. Granada: The Light of Andalucía (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2015) / Steven Nightingale

31. Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey From East to West and Back (W.W. Norton, 2015) / Janice P. Nimura
32. Sicily: A Short History from the Ancient Greeks to Cosa Nostra (John Murray, 2015) / John Julius Norwich
33. Where I’m Reading From: The Changing World of Books (New York Review Books, 2015) / Tim Parks
34. Revolutions Without Borders: The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World (Yale University Press, 2015) / Janet Polasky
35. A Solemn Pleasure: To Imagine, Witness, and Write (Bellevue Literary Press, 2015) / Melissa Pritchard
36. The Shepherd’s Life: Modern Dispatches From an Ancient Landscape (Flatiron Books, 2015) / James Rebanks
37. Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music (Canongate Books, 2015) / James Rhodes
38. The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath (Yale University Press, 2015) / Dan Stone
39. Nobody Grew But the Business: On the Life and Work of William Gaddis (Northwestern University Press, 2015) / Joseph Tabbi
40. Siena: City of Secrets (The University of Chicago Press, 2015) / Jane Tylus

41. The Ocean, the Bird and the Scholar: Essays on Poets & Poetry (Harvard University Press, 2015) / Helen Vendler
42. The Trains Now Departed: Sixteen Excursions into the Lost Delights of Britain’s Railways (Preface Publishing, 2015) / Michael Williams
43. Edward Thomas: From Adlestrop to Arras: A Biography (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015) / Jean Moorcroft Wilson

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