Tuesday, March 01, 2016

March 2016 Highlights

“It was one of those MARCH days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” CHARLES DICKENS, in Great Expectations

NOVELS
1. The Dove’s Necklace (trans. from the Arabic by Katherine Halls & Adam Talib) (The Overlook Press, 2016) / Raja Alem
2. The Throwback Special (W.W. Norton, 2016) / Chris Bachelder
3. Noonday (Doubleday, 2016) / Pat Barker
4. Peacekeeping (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / Misha Berlinski
5. The Infidel Stain (G.P. Putnam’s, 2016) / M.J. Carter
6. Half a Lifelong Romance (trans. from the Chinese by Karen S. Kingsbury) (Anchor, 2016) / Eileen Chang
7. At the Edge of the Orchard (Viking, 2016) / Tracy Chevalier
8. Becoming Linn (Caitlin Press, 2016) / Tricia Dower
9. Jane Steele (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2016) / Lyndsay Faye
10. Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo (Harper, 2016) / Boris Fishman

11. How to Measure a Cow (Chatto & Windus, 2016) / Margaret Forster
12. A Place Called Winter (Grand Central Publishing, 2016) / Patrick Gale
13. Colours Other Than Blue (Ward River Press, 2016) / Anthony Glavin
14. The Vatican Princess (Hodder & Stoughton, 2016) / C.W. Gortner
15. Waking Lions (trans. from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston) (Pushkin Press, 2016) / Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
16. Bottomland (Grove Press, 2016) / Michelle Hoover
17. In Her Wake (Orenda Books, 2016) / Amanda Jennings
18. The Living (Fourth Estate, 2016) / Anjali Joseph
19. A Girl in Exile (trans. from the Albanian by John Hodgson) (Harvill Secker, 2016) / Ismail Kadare
20. Some Rain Must Fall: My Struggle: Book Five (trans. from the Norwegian by Donald Bartlett) (Harvill Secker, 2015) / Karl Ove Knausgaard

21. Hot Milk (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin, 2016) / Deborah Levy
22. The Crooked Heart of Mercy (William Morrow, 2016) / Billie Livingston
23. The Association of Small Bombs (Viking, 2016) / Karan Mahajan
24. The North Water (Scribner UK/Henry Holt, 2016) / Ian McGuire
25. The Heart of Everything (Hachette Books Ireland, 2016) / Henrietta McKervey
26. Burning Down the House (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Jane Mendelsohn
27. JD (University of Wisconsin Press, 2015) / Mark Merlis
28. In the Café of Lost Youth (trans. from the French by Chris Clarke) (NYRB Classics, 2016) / Patrick Modiano
29. Young Once (trans. from the French by Damion Searls) (NYRB Classics, 2016) / Patrick Modiano
30. The Little Red Chairs (Little, Brown, 2016) / Edna O’Brien

31. Graveyard Clay (trans. from the Irish by Liam Mac Con Iomaire & Tim Robinson) (Yale University Press, 2016) / Máirtín Ó Cadhain
32. All Stories Are Love Stories (Harper, 2016) / Elizabeth Percer
33. As Close to Us as Breathing (Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown, 2016) / Elizabeth Poliner
34. Freya (Jonathan Cape, 2016) / Anthony Quinn
35. The Hourglass Factory (Pegasus, 2016) / Lucy Ribchester
36. The Year of the Runaways (Alfred A. Knopf, 2106) / Sunjeev Sahota
37. The Trees (Bloomsbury Circus, 2016) / Ali Shaw
38. The Summer Before the War (Bloomsbury Publishing/Random House, 2016) / Helen Simonson
39. Where the Trees Were (Hachette Australia, 2016) / Inga Simpson
40. Ten Days (Canongate Books, 2016) / Gilian Slovo

41. The Voyage of the Dolphin (Sandstone Press, 2016) / Kevin Smith
42. Innocents and Others (Scribner, 2016) / Dana Spiotta
43. Hold (Fourth Estate/HarperCollins Australia, 2016) / Kirsten Tranter
44. I Met Someone (Blue Rider Press, 2016) / Bruce Wagner
45. Before the War (Head of Zeus, 2016) / Fay Weldon
46. She Died Young (Serpent’s Tail, 2016) / Elizabeth Wilson

FIRST NOVELS
1. Blackass (Graywolf Press, 2016) / A. Igoni Barrett
2. Rush Oh! (Little, Brown, 2016) / Shirley Barrett
3. The Midnight Watch (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Australia, 2016) / David Dyer
4. The Other Mrs Walker (Mantle, 2016) / Mary Paulson-Ellis
5. Dark Debts (Simon & Schuster, 2016) / Karen Hall
6. Shelter (Picador USA, 2016) / Jung Yun
7. The Madwoman Upstairs (Touchstone/Quercus, 2016) / Catherine Lowell
8. Eileen (Jonathan Cape, 2016) / Ottessa Moshfegh
9. Anatomy of a Soldier (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Harry Parker
10. Stork Mountain (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / Miroslav Penkov

11. As Close to Us as Breathing (Lee Boudreaux Books, 2016) / Elizabeth Poliner
12. Work Like Any Other (Scribner, 2016) / Virginia Reeves
13. The Hourglass Factory (Pegasus, 2016) / Lucy Ribchester
14. Hurt People (FSG Originals, 2016) / Cote Smith
15. Hold Still (W.W. Norton, 2016) / Lynn Steger Strong
16. The Nest (Ecco, 2016) / Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

STORIES
1. For a Little While: New and Selected Stories (Little, Brown, 2016) / Rick Bass
2. Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre (William Morrow, 2016) / Tracy Chevalier (ed.)
3. The Knack of Doing (David R. Godine, 2016) / Jeremy M. Davies
4. Knockout (Soft Skull Press, 2016) / John Jodzio
5. The Ancient Minstrel (Grove Press, 2016) / Jim Harrison
6. Scary Old Sex (Bloomsbury USA, 2016) / Arlene Heyman
7. Prodigals (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / Greg Jackson
8. Specimen (House of Anansi Press, 2016) / Irina Kovalyova
9. Slow Boat to China and Other Stories (trans. from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas) (Columbia University Press, 2016) / Ng Kim Chew
10. Under the Rose (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Julia O’Faolain

11. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (Riverhead Books, 2016) / Helen Oyeyemi
12. An Unrestored Woman and Other Stories (Virago, 2016) / Shobha Rao
13. The Melting Season and Other Stories (Burlesque Press, 2016) / Ira Sukrungruang
14. The Best Place on Earth (Random House, 2016) / Ayelet Tsabari
15. Vertigo (And Other Stories, 2016) / Joanna Walsh
16. Dog Run Moon (Granta Books, 2016) / Callan Wink

POETRY
1. Skies (Carcanet Press, 2016) / Alison Brackenbury
2. 99 Poems: New & Selected (Graywolf Press, 2016) / Dana Gioia
3. Selected Poems (The Gallery Press, 2016) / Vona Groarke
4. Aeneid Book VI (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Seamus Heaney
5. New Selected Poems (The Gallery Press, 2016) / Derek Mahon
6. Poems: New and Selected (Ecco, 2016) / Ron Rash
7. Collected Poems 1950-2012 (W.W. Norton, 2016) / Adrienne Rich
8. A Woman of Property (Penguin Books, 2016) / Robyn Schiff
NONFICTION
1. At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others (Other Press/Chatto & Windus, 2016) / Sarah Bakewell
2. The Boy in the Mask: The Hidden World of Lawrence of Arabia (The Lilliput Press, 2016) / Dick Benson-Gyles
3. Frederick the Great: King of Prussia (Random House, 2016) / Tim Blanning
4. This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World (Allen Lane, 2016) / Jerry Brotton
5. Lust & Wonder: A Memoir (St Martin’s Press, 2016) / Augusten Burroughs
6. The Making of the American Essay (Graywolf Press, 2016) / John D’Agata (ed.)
7. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Crown Publishing, 2016) / Matthew Desmond
8. The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New (Ecco, 2016) / Annie Dillard
9. Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2016) / Philip Eade
10. The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) / Timothy Egan

11. Everywhere I Looked (Text Publishing, 2016) / Helen Garner
12. The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind (Bloomsbury Publishing/Bloomsbury USA, 2016) / A.C. Grayling
13. Almost Home: Finding a Place in the World from Kashmir to New York (Restless Books, 2016) / Githa Hariharan
14. Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Claire Harman
15. Rain: Four Walks in English Weather (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Melissa Harrison
16. Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) / Adam Hochschild
17. Classical Literature: An Epic Journey from Homer to Virgil and Beyond (Basic Books, 2016) / Richard Jenkyns
18. This Thing We Call Literature (Oxford University Press, 2016) / Arthur Krystal
19. The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone (Picador USA/Canongate Books, 2016) / Olivia Laing
20. We Are All Cannibals and Other Essays (trans. from the French by Jane Marie Todd) (Columbia University Press, 2016) / Claude Lévi-Strauss

21. The Paper Trail: An Unexpected History of a Revolutionary Invention (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Alexander Monro
22. Slow Burn City: London in the Twenty-First Century (Picador, 2016) / Rowan Moore
23. The Indignant Muse: Poetry and Songs of the Irish Revolution, 1887-1926 (The Liliput Press, 2016) / Terry Moylan (ed.)
24. Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century (Liverpool University Press, 2016) / Leeann Lane & William Murphy (eds.)
25. A House Full of Daughters (Chatto & Windus, 2016) / Juliet Nicholson
26. India’s War: The Making of Modern South Asia, 1939-1945 (Allen Lane, 2016) / Srinath Raghavan
27. In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies (Yale University Press, 2016) / David Rieff
28. The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End (The Dial Press, 2016) / Katie Roiphe
29. Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds (Harper, 2016) / Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
30. Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty and Truth (Jonathan Cape, 2016) / A.O. Scott

31. Confessions of a Heretic (Notting Hill, 2016) / Roger Scruton
32. Dimestore: A Writer’s Life (Algonquin Books, 2016) / Lee Smith
33. Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities (Haymarket Books, 2016) / Rebecca Solnit
34. The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity (Harvard University Press, 2016) / Charles Taylor
35. The Penny Poet of Portsmouth: A Memoir of Place, Solitude, and Friendship (Counterpoint, 2016) / Katherine Towler
36. John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit (Basic Books, 2016) / James Traub
37. Hitler: A Biography: Volume I: Ascent, 1889-1939 (trans. from the German by Jefferson Chase) (The Bodley Head, 2016) / Volker Ullrich

1 Comments:

Blogger Tricia Dower said...

Thanks for mentioning Becoming Lin, Eric! I appreciate it.

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