Friday, January 01, 2016

January 2016 Highlights

NOVELS
1. The Kindness of Enemies (Grove Press, 2016) / Leila Aboulela
2. The Woman Who Ran (Harper, 2016) / Sam Baker
3. The Noise of Time (Jonathan Cape, 2016) / Julian Barnes
4. The Happy Marriage (trans. from the French by André Naffis-Sahely) (Melville House, 2016) / Tahar Ben Jelloun
5. The Swans of Fifth Avenue (Delacorte Press, 2016) / Melanie Benjamin
6. The Dogs of Littlefield (Simon & Schuster, 2016) / Suzanne Berne
7. Even the Dead: A Quirke Novel (Henry Holt, 2016) / Benjamin Black
8. The Guest Room (Doubleday, 2016) / Chris Bohjalian
9. Good on Paper (Melville House, 2016) / Rachel Cantor
10. On the Edge (trans. from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa) (New Directions, 2016) / Rafael Chirbes

11. Exposure (Hutchinson, 2016) / Helen Dunmore
12. Where My Heart Used to Beat (Henry Holt, 2016) / Sebastian Faulks
13. Lost Words (trans. from the Italian by Michael F. Moore) (New Direction, 2016) / Nicola Gardini
14. The Past (Harper, 2016) / Tessa Hadley
15. Human Acts (trans. from the Korean by Deborah Smith) (Portobello Books, 2016) / Han Kang
16. Dictator (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Robert Harris
17. Mr Splitfoot (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) / Samantha Hunt
18. The Illegal (W.W. Norton, 2016) / Lawrence Hill
19. Avenue of Mysteries (Doubleday, 2016) / John Irving
20. Yuki Chan in Brontë Country (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Mick Jackson

21. A Guide to Berlin (Harvill Secker, 2016) / Gail Jones
22. The World Without Us (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / Mireille Juchau
23. The Long Room (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Francesca Kay
24. The Sleep Garden (Tin House Books, 2016) / Jim Krusoe
25. The Expatriates (Viking, 2016) / Janice Y.K. Lee
26. The Crooked Heart of Mercy (Random House Canada, 2016) / Billie Livingston
27. The Astonishing Return of Norah Wells (Sphere, 2016) / Virginia Macgregor
28. Coffin Road (Quercus, 2016) / Peter May
29. The Portable Veblen (Penguin Press, 2016) / Elizabeth Mckenzie
30. After the Circus (trans. from the French by Mark Polizzotti) (Yale University Press, 2016) / Patrick Modiano

31. In the Café of Lost Youth (trans. from the French by Euan Cameron) (MacLehose Press/Quercus, 2016) / Patrick Modiano
32. The Black Notebook (trans. from the French by Mark Polizzotti) (MacLehose Press/Quercus, 2016) / Patrick Modiano 33. A Cup of Rage (trans. from the Portuguese by Stefan Tobler) (Penguin Classics, 2016) / Raduan Nassar
34. Winter (Europa Editions, 2016) / Christopher Nicholson
35. The Man Without a Shadow (Ecco/Fourth Estate, 2016) / Joyce Carol Oates
36. The Queen’s Choice (Mira, 2016) / Anne O’Brien
37. Hunters in the Dark (Hogarth, 2016) / Lawrence Osborne
38. Gull (Head of Zeus, 2016) / Glenn Patterson
39. What Was Mine (Gallery Books, 2016) / Helen Klein Ross
40. The Other Me (Flatiron Books, 2016) / Saskia Sarginson

41. My Name Is Lucy Barton (Random House, 2016) / Elizabeth Strout
42. Hold (Fourth Estate/HarperCollins Australia, 2016) / Kirsten Tranter
43. Death Is a Welcome Guest (John Murray, 2016) / Louise Welsh

FIRST NOVELS
1. The Widow (Bantam Press, 2016) / Fiona Barton
2. Fallen Land (St Martin’s Press, 2016) / Taylor Brown
3. The Trouble with Goats and Sheep (The Borough Press, 2016) / Joanna Cannon
4. River of Ink (Bloomsbury Circus/Bloomsbury USA, 2016) / Paul M.M. Cooper
5. The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter (Seven Stories Press, 2016) / Kia Corthron
6. This Living and Immortal Thing (Granta Book, 2016) / Austin Duffy
7. The Lightkeepers (Counterpoint, 2016) / Abby Geni
8. What Belongs to You (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / Garth Greenwell
9. Pillars of Light (Doubleday Canada, 2016) / Jane Johnson
10. In a Land of Paper Gods (Tinder Press, 2016) / Rebecca Mackenzie

11. The Natashas (Serpent’s Tail, 2016) / Yelena Moskovich
12. Highbridge (Century, 2016) / Phil Redmond
13. Ancient Tillage (trans. from the Portuguese by Karen Sotelino) (Penguin Classics, 2016) / Raduan Nassar
14. The Good Liar (Viking, 2016) / Nicholas Searle
15. Unspeakable Things (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Kathleen Spivack
16. The Longest Night (Random House, 2016) / Andria Williams
17. Girl Through Glass (Harper, 2016) / Sari Wilson
18. Weathering (Bloomsbury USA, 2016) / Lucy Wood
19. Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist (Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown, 2016) / Sunil Yapa

STORIES
1. This Is the Ritual (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / Rob Doyle
2. American Housewife (Doubleday, 2016) / Helen Ellis
3. Your Father Sends His Love (W.W. Norton, 2016) / Stuart Evers
4. Good People (Bellevue Literary Press, 2016) / Robert Lopez
5. Sea Lovers (Serpent’s Tail, 2016) / Valerie Martin
6. The High Places (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Australia, 2016) / Fiona McFarlane
7. Dinosaurs on Other Planets (John Murray, 2016) / Danielle McLaughlin
8. Ways to Spend the Night (Engine Books, 2016) / Pamela Painter
9. The Unfinished World and Other Stories (Liveright, 2016) / Amber Sparks
10. Hearing Voices, Seeing Things (Doire Press, 2016) / William Wall

11. Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine (McSweeney’s, 2016) / Diane Williams

POETRY
1. Measures of Expatriation (Carcanet Press, 2016) / Vahni Capildeo
2. Vivas to Those Who Have Failed (W.W. Norton, 2016) / Martín Espada
3. Dead Man’s Float (Copper Canyon Press, 2016) / Jim Harrison
4. Sentenced to Life (Liveright, 2016) / Clive James
5. Drowning in Wheat: Selected Poems (Picador, 2016) / John Kinsella
6. The Darkening Trapeze: Last Poems (Graywolf Press, 2016) / Larry Levis
7. War Music: An Account of Homer’s Iliad (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / Christopher Logue
8. The Poet, The Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, A Wedding in St Roch, The Big Box Store, The Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All (Copper Canyon Press, 2016) / C.D. Wright

NONFICTION
1. Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World (Spiegel & Grau, 2016) / Kevin Bales
2. The Naked Shore of the North Sea (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / Tom Blass
3. The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain (Doubleday, 2016) / Bill Bryson
4. Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War (Penguin Press, 2016) / Ian Buruma
5. The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story (Graywolf Press, 2016) / Christopher Castellani
6. Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews 1933-49 (Macmillan, 2016) / David Cesarani
7. The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velázquez (Chatto & Windus, 2016) / Laura Cumming
8. The Wise King: A Christian Prince, Muslim Spain, and the Birth of the Renaissance (Basic Books, 2016) / Simon R. Doubleday
9. The Last Interview and Other Conversations (Melville House, 2016) / Nora Ephron
10. The Bitter Taste of Victory: In the Ruins of the Reich (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / Lara Feigel

11. Being a Beast (profile Books, 2016) / Charles Foster
12. 1956: The Year in Revolt (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Simon Hall
13. The Ministry of Nostalgia (Verso Books, 2016) / Owen Hatherley
14. We Need Silence to Find Out What We Think: Selected Essays (ed. Brigitta Olubas) (Columbia University Press, 2016) / Shirley Hazzard
15. And Yet: Essays (Atlantic Books, 2016) / Christopher Hitchens
16. The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature: Writings from the Mainland in the Long Twentieth Century (W.W. Norton, 2016) / Yunte Huang (ed.)
17. Autobiographies (ed. Philip Horne) (Library of America, 2016) / Henry James
18. God Is Watching You: How the Fear of God Makes Us Human (Oxford University Press USA, 2016) / Dominic Johnson
19. This is London: Life and Death in the World City (Picador, 2016) / Ben Judah
20. When Breath Becomes Air (Random House, 2016) / Paul Kalanithi

21. The Outrun (Canongate Books, 2016) / Amy Liptrot
22. But You Did Not Come Back (trans. from the French by Sandra Smith) (Faber & Faber/Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016) / Marceline Loran-Ivens
23. The Cabaret of Plants: Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination (W.W. Norton, 2016) / Richard Mabey
24. Why We Write About Ourselves: Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others) in the Name of Literature (Plume, 2016) / Meredith Maranv (ed.)
25. Landskipping: Painters, Ploughmen and Places (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / Anna Pavord
26. 1924: The Year That Made Hitler (Little, Brown, 2016) / Peter Ross Range
27. City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp (Picador/Portobello Books, 2016) / Ben Rawlence
28. Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds (Harper, 2016) / Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
29. Junot Díaz and the Decolonial Imagination (Duke University Press, 2016) / Monica Hanna, Jennifer Harford Vargas & José David Saldívar (eds.)
30. Asylum: A Survivor’s Flight from Nazi-Occupied Vienna Through Wartime France (trans. from the German by P.N. Singer) (Profile Books, 2016) / Moriz Scheyer

31. Shame and Wonder (William Heinemann, 2016) / David Searcy
32. The Egyptians: A Radical Story (Allen Lane, 2016) / Jack Shenker
33. Shame and Wonder: Essays (Random House/William Heinemann, 2016) / David Searcy
34. The Romanovs: 1613-1918 (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2016) / Simon Sebag Montefiore
35. The Prose Factory: Literary Life in England Since 1918 (Chatto & Windus, 2016) / D.J. Taylor
36. Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First (Allen Lane, 2016) / Frank Trentmann
37. Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World (Yale University Press, 2016) / Miroslav Volf
38. The Last Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas (Ballantine Books, 2016) / Alison Weir
39. The Holy Roman Empire: A Thousand Years of Europe’s History (Allen Lane, 2016) / Peter H. Wilson
40. Walking the Himalayas (Hodder & Stoughton, 2016) / Levison Wood

41. Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author (Simon & Schuster, 2016) / Herman Wouk

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