Tuesday, September 01, 2015

September 2015 Highlights

“It was a SEPTEMBER evening and not yet seven o’clock, but the day had been a dreary one, and a dense drizzly fog lay low upon the great city.” SHERLOCK HOLMES, in The Sign of Four (1890)

Novels
1. The Blue Between Sky and Water (Bloomsbury USA, 2015) / Susan Abulhawa
2. The Real Justine (Pegasus, 2015) / Stephen Amidon
3. The Heart Goes Last (Bloomsbury Publishing/Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2015) / Margaret Atwood
4. Early One Morning (Little, Brown, 2015) / Virginia Baily
5. The Blue Guitar (Viking/Alfred A. Knopf, 2015) / John Banville
6. The Prize (Counterpoint, 2015) / Jill Bialosky
7. Ghost River (University of Queensland Press, 2015) / Tony Birch
8. Sweet Caress (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015) / William Boyd
9. A Petrol Scented Spring (Sandstone Press, 2015) / Ajay Close
10. Undermajordomo Minor (Ecco/Granta Books, 2015) / Patrick deWitt

11. We Never Asked for Wings (Mantle, 2015) / Vanessa Diffenbaugh
12. The Gilded Hour (Berkley, 2015) / Sara Donati
13. This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! (Algonquin Books, 2015) / Jonathan Evison
14. Where My Heart Used to Beat (Hutchinson, 2015) / Sebastian Faulks
15. The Story of the Lost Child (trans. from the Italian by Ann Goldstein) (Europa Editions, 2015) / Elena Ferrante
16. Purity (Fourth Estate/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015) / Jonathan Franzen
17. Hope Farm (Scribe Australia, 2015) / Peggy Frew
18. The Last September (Algonquin Books, 2015) / Nina de Gramont
19. Fates and Furies (Riverhead Books/William Heinemann, 2015) / Lauren Groff
20. The Past (Jonathan Cape, 2015) / Tessa Hadley

21. In Certain Circles (Text Publishing, 2015) / Elizabeth Harrower
22. The Illegal (HarperCollins Canada, 2015) / Lawrence Hill
23. Fear of Dying (St Martin’s Press, 2015) / Erica Jong
24. The Hummingbird (William Morrow, 2015) / Stephen P. Kiernan
25. Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years (Pantheon, 2015) / Thomas Mallon
26. Marvel and a Wonder (Akashic Books, 2015) / Joe Meno
27. The Occupation Trilogy: La Place de l’Étoile, The Night Watch & Ring Roads (trans. from the French by Caroline Hillier, Patricia Wolf & Frank Wynne) (Bloomsbury USA, 2015) / Patrick Modiano
28. So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighbourhood (trans. from the French by Euan Cameron) (MacLehose Press/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015) / Patrick Modiano
29. After the Parade (Scribner, 2015) / Lori Ostlund
30. A Strangeness in My Mind (trans. from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap) (Faber & Faber, 2015) / Orhan Pamuk

31. Arcadia (Faber & Faber, 2015) / Iain Pears
32. Above the Waterfall (Ecco, 2015) / Ron Rash
33. Sleep (Doubleday Canada, 2015) / Nino Ricci
34. The Wolf Wilder (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015) / Katherine Rundell
35. Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights (Jonathan Cape/Random House, 2015) / Salman Rushdie
36. Martin John (Biblioasis, 2015) / Anakana Schofield
37. The Marvels (Scholastic Press, 2015) / Brian Selznick
38. Arcadian Nights (Gerald Duckworth, 2015) / John Spurling
39. The Double Life of Liliane (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2015) / Lily Tuck
40. The Storms of War (Pegasus, 2015) / Kate Williams

41. The Natural Way of Things (Allen & Unwin, 2015) / Charlotte Wood
42. Vanishing (Pegasus, 2015) / Gerard Woodward

First Novels
1. The Secret Son (Allen & Unwin, 2015) / Jenny Ackland
2. The Suicide of Claire Bishop (Dzanc Books, 2015) / Carmiel Banasky
3. Did You Ever Have a Family (Scout Press/Gallery Books/Jonathan Cape, 2015) / Bill Clegg
4. The Road to Rangoon (Heron Books, 2015) / Lucy Cruickshanks
5. The Courtesan (Dutton, 2015) / Alexandra Curry
6. The Book of Memory (Faber & Faber, 2015) / Petina Gappah
7. Tram 83 (trans. from the French by Roland Glasser) (Deep Vellum Publishing, 2015) / Fiston Mwanza Mujila
8. The Black Country (Salt Publishing, 2015) / Kerry Hadley-Pryce
9. Jade Dragon Mountain (Minotaur Books, 2015) / Elsa Hart
10. The Sparrow Sisters (William Morrow, 2015) / Ellen Herrick

11. The Waiting Room (Vintage Australia/Random House Books Australia, 2015) / Leah Kaminsky
12. Beauty Is a Wound (trans. from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker) (New Directions, 2015) / Eka Kurniawan
13. The Story of My Teeth (trans. from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney) (Coffee House Press, 2015) / Valeria Luiselli
14. Honey from the Lion (Lookout Books, 2015) / Matthew Neill Null
15. Under the Udala Trees (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015) / Chinelo Okparanta
16. Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Faber & Faber, 2015) / Max Porter
17. The Hundred-Year Flood (Little A, 2015) / Matthew Salesses
18. Belonging (Myriad Editions, 2015) / Umi Sinha
19. Rawblood (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015) / Catriona Ward
20. Gold Fame Citrus (Riverhead Books, 2015) / Claire Vaye Watkins

Stories
1. Arvida (trans. from the French by Donald Winkler) (Biblioasis, 2015) / Samuel Archibald
2. A Manual for Cleaning Women (ed. Stephen Emerson) (Picador, 2015) / Lucia Berlin
3. In Another Country: Selected Stories (Comma Press, 2015) / David Constantine
4. Only the Animals (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015) / Ceridwen Dovey
5. Half An Inch of Water (Graywolf Press, 2015) / Percival Everett
6. The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015 (Anchor, 2014) / Laura Furman (ed.)
7. The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers (New Island Books, 2015) / Sinéad Gleeson (ed.)
8. The Woman in Black and Other Ghost Stories: The Collected Ghost Stories of Susan Hill (Profile Books, 2015) / Susan Hill
9. The Tsar of Love and Techno (Hogarth, 2015) / Anthony Marra
10. A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance (Tramp Press, 2015) / Belinda McKeon (ed.)

11. Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories (Vintage Classics, 2015) / Audrey Niffenegger
12. Cries for Help, Various (Catapult, 2015) / Padgett Powell
13. A Slanting of the Sun (Doubleday Ireland/Steerforth, 2015) / Donal Ryan
14. Stories from Other Places (Harvill Secker, 2015) / Nicholas Shakespeare
15. Fly Away Home (Salt Publishing, 2015) / Marina Warner
16. The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015) / Joy Williams

Poetry
1. The Whole & Rain-domed Universe (Picador, 2015) / Colette Bryce
2. Impossible Bottle (Louisiana State University Press, 2015) / Claudia Emerson
3. Prodigal: New and Selected Poems, 1976-2014 (Mariner Books, 2015) / Linda Gregerson
4. Notes on the Assemblage (City Lights, 2015) / Juan Felipe Herrera
5. Application for Release from the Dream (Graywolf Press, 2015) / Tony Hoagland
6. Syllabus of Errors (Princeton University Press, 2015) / Troy Jollimore
7. Boy With Thorn (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015) / Rickey Laurentiis
8. Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015) / Robin Coste Lewis
9. Bright Dead Things (Milkweed Editions) / Ada Limón
10. Wild Hundreds (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015) / Nate Marshall

11. Diversion (ECW Press, 2015) / George Murray
12. I Must be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems (Ecco, 2015) / Eileen Myles
13. 40 Sonnets (Faber & Faber, 2015) / Don Paterson
14. Reconnaissance (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015) / Carl Phillips
15. Mistaking Each Other for Ghosts (Tupelo Press, 2015) / Lawrence Raab
16. The Ruined Elegance (Princeton University Press, 2015) / Fiona Sze-Lorrain
17. Shirt in Heaven (Copper Canyon Press, 2015) / Jean Valentine
18. Selected Later Poems (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015) / C.K. Williams

Nonfiction
1. The House of Twenty Thousand Books (New York Review Books, 2015) / Sasha Abramsky
2. In the Land of Giants: Journeys Through the Dark Ages (Head of Zeus, 2015) / Max Adams
3. St Paul: The Misunderstood Apostle (published as St. Paul: The Apostle We Love to Hate in the U.S.) (Atlantic Books/New Harvest, 2015) / Karen Armstrong
4. Early Fiction in England: From Geoffrey of Monmouth to Chaucer (Penguin Classics, 2015) / Laura Ashe (ed.)
5. J.M. Coetzee and the  Life of Writing: Face to Face with Time (Viking/Oxford University Press, 2015) / David Attwell
6. Freedom Regained: The Possibility of Free Will (University of Chicago Press, 2015) / Julian Baggini
7. The Crime and the Silence (trans. from the Polish by Alissa Valles) (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/William Heinemann, 2015) / Anna Bikont
8. Frederick the Great: King of Prussia (Allen Lane, 2015) / Tim Blanning
9. August: The Biography (trans. from the German by Anthea Bell) (Allen Lane, 2015) / Jochen Bleicken
10. Empire & Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke (Princeton University Press, 2015) / Richard Bourke

11. The Value of the Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2015) / Peter Boxall
12. The Fate of Ideas: Seductions, Betrayals, Appraisals (Columbia University Press, 2015) / Robert Boyers
13. Archipelago: A Journey Across Indonesia (Rosenberg Publishing, 2015) / Ian Burnet
14. Why the Dutch are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2015) / Ben Coates
15. Conquerors: How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire (Faber & Faber, 2015) / Roger Crowley
16. Making a Point: The Pernickety Story of English Punctuation (Profile Books, 2015) / David Crystal
17. Hope Without Optimism (University of Virginia Press, 2015) / Terry Eagleton
18. Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals (Harvard University Press, 2015) / Mark Edmundson
19. South Toward Home: Travels in Southern Literature (W.W. Norton, 2015) / Margaret Eby
20. The Story of Egypt (Hodder & Stoughton, 2015) / Joann Fletcher

21. Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today’s New York (Penguin Books, 2015) / John Freeman (ed.)
22. The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George (Travelers’ Tales, 2015) / Don George
23. Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance (Faber & Faber, 2015) / Robert Gildea
24. The House by the Lake: A Story of Germany (William Heinemann, 2015) / Thomas Harding
25. Weatherland: Writers & Artists Under English Skies (Thames & Hudson, 2015) / Alexandra Harris
26. How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People (Basic Books, 2015) / Sudhir Hazareesingh
27. One Wild Song: A Voyage in a Lost Son’s Wake (Adlard Coles, 2015) / Paul Heiney
28. Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar (Little, Brown, 2015) / Tom Holland
29. Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2015) / Alistair Horne
30. Negroland: A Memoir (Pantheon, 2015) / Margo Jefferson

31. The Art of Memoir (Harper, 2015) / Mary Karr
32. Lost Japan: Last Glimpse of Beautiful Japan (Penguin Books, 2015) / Alex Kerr
33. To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949 (Allen Lane, 2015) / Ian Kershaw
34. Kipling and War: From ‘Tommy’ to ‘Boy Jack’ (ed. Andrew Lycett) (I.B. Tauris, 2015) / Rudyard Kipling
35. The Good Story: Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychotherapy (Viking, 2015) / J.M. Coetzee & Arabella Kurtz
36. Must We Divide History into Periods (trans. from the French by M.B. DeBevoise) (Columbia University Press, 2015) / Jacques Le Goff
37. Stalin’s Englishmen: The Lives of Guy Burgess (Hodder & Stoughton, 2015) / Andrew Lownie
38. Germany: Memories of a Nation (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015) / Neil MacGregor
39. Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story (Simon & Schuster, 2015) / David Maraniss
40. Scotland: A History from Earliest Times (Berlin, 2015) / Alistair Moffat

41. Ezra Pound: Poet: A Portrait of the Man & His Work: Volume III: The Tragic Years, 1939-1972 (Oxford University Press, 2015) / A. David Moody
42. Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawai‘i (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015) / Susanna Moore
43. Herring Tales: How the Silver Darlings Shaped Human Taste and History (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015) / Donald S. Murray
44. The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Age (Ecco/Fourth Estate, 2015) / Joyce Carol Oates
45. Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern (Yale University Press, 2015) / Francine Prose
46. Iraq: A History (Oneworld Publications, 2015) / John Robertson
47. The Hotel Years: Wanderings in Europe Between the Wars (trans. from the German by Michael Hofmann) (Granta Books, 2015) / Joseph Roth
48. The Face of Britain: The Nation through Its Portraits (Viking, 2015) / Simon Schama
49. Peter O’Toole: The Definitive Biography (Sidgwick & Jackson, 2015) / Robert Sellers
50. John le Carré: The Biography (Harper, 2015) / Adam Sisman

51. Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning (Tim Duggan Books/Bodley Head, 2015) / Timothy Snyder
52. The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45 (Bodley Head, 2015) / Nicholas Stargardt
53. Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads (with photographs by Steve McCurry) (Hamish Hamilton/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015) / Paul Theroux
54. The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett (Bloomsbury USA, 2015) / Nathan Ward
55. Island Home: A Landscape Memoir (Hamish Hamilton/ Penguin Books Australia, 2015) / Tim Winton
56. The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015) / Andrea Wulf

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