Friday, April 01, 2016

April 2016 Highlights

APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
T.S. ELIOT

NOVELS
1. The Cauliflower (William Heinemann, 2016) / Nicola Barker
2. Kill and Be Killed (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2016) / Louis Begley
3. The Lonely Sea and Sky (New Island Books, 2016) / Dermot Bolger
4. Alice & Oliver (Random House, 2016) / Charles Bock
5. The Queen of the Night (Michael Joseph, 2016) / Alexander Chee
6. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven (Sceptre, 2016) / Chris Cleave
7. The History of Great Things (Harper Perennial, 2016) / Elizabeth Crane
8. Before We Visit the Goddess (Simon & Schuster, 2016) / Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
9. Exposure (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016) / Helen Dunmore
10. The Mother (Mantle, 2016) / Yvette Edwards

11. The Sunlight Pilgrims (William Heinemann, 2016) / Jenni Fagan
12. Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland (New Island Books, 2016) / Mia Gallagher
13. The Excellent Lombards (Grand Central Publishing, 2016) / Jane Hamilton
14. The Gun Room (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / Georgina Harding
15. Different Class (Doubleday, 2016) / Joanne Harris
16. Emperor of the Eight Islands: The Tale of Shikanoko (FSG Originals, 2016) / Lian Hearn
17. My Struggle: Book Five (trans. from the Norwegian by Donald Bartlett) (Archipelago Books, 2015) / Karl Ove Knausgaard
18. Before the Wind (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Jim Lynch
19. Quiet Neighbors (Midnight Ink, 2016) / Catriona McPherson
20. Hystophia (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / David Means

21. Chasing the North Star (Algonquin Books, 2016) / Robert Morgan
22. Ladivine (trans. from the French by Jordan Stump) (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Marie NDiaye
23. City of Secrets (Viking, 2016) / Stewart O’Nan
24. Miller’s Valley (Random House, 2016) / Anna Quindlen
25. Three-Martini Lunch (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2016) / Suzanne Rindell
26. Now and Again (Little, Brown, 2016) / Charlotte Rogan
27. The Chosen Ones (trans. from the Swedish by Anna Paterson) (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Steve Sem-Sandberg
28. Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice (Random House, 2016) / Curtis Sittenfeld
29. The Last Painting of Sara de Vos (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Allen & Unwin, 2016) / Dominic Smith
30. Mothering Sunday: A Romance (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Graham Swift

31. All That Man Is (Jonathan Cape, 2016) / David Szalay
32. The Ashes of London (HarperCollins, 2016) / Andrew Taylor
33. Father’s Day (Harper, 2016) / Simon Van Booy
34. The Blade Artist (Jonathan Cape, 2016) / Irvine Welsh
35. Our Young Man (Bloomsbury USA, 2016) / Edmund White
36. The Naturalist (Random House Canada, 2016) / Alissa York

FIRST NOVELS
1. Dodgers (Crown Publishing, 2016) / Bill Beverly
2. The Houseguest (Counterpoint, 2016) / Kim Brooks
3. Ghosts of Bergen County (Tin House Books, 2016) / Dana Cann
4. The Midnight Watch (Atlantic Books, 2016) / David Dyer
5. What Belongs to You (Picador, 2016) / Garth Greenwell
6. A Dying Breed (Two Roads, 2016) / Peter Hanington
7. Maestra (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2016) / L.S. Hilton
8. The Adventurist (St Martin’s Press, 2016) / J. Bradford Hipps
9. Born on a Tuesday (Cassava Republic Press, 2016) / Elnathan John
10. The Translation of Love (Doubleday, 2016) / Lynn Katsukake

11. The Minor Outsider (ONE/Pushkin Press, 2016) / Ted McDermott
12. Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain (Doubleday, 2016) / Barney Norris
13. Tuesday Nights in 1980 (Scout Press/Simon & Schuster, 2016) / Molly Prentiss
14. Work Like Any Other (Scrinner UK, 2016) / Virginia Reeves
15. They Are Trying to Break Your Heart (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / David Savill
16. Daredevils (Penguin Press, 2016) / Shawn Vestal

STORIES
1. Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre (The Borough Press, 2016) / Tracy Chevalier (ed.)
2. Foreign Soil (Corsair, 2016) / Maxine Beneba Clarke
3. Tales of Persuasion (Fourth Estate, 2016) / Philip Hensher
4. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (Picador, 2016) / Helen Oyeyemi
5. The Bed Moved (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Rebecca Schiff
6. Hearing Voices Seeing Things (Doire Press, 2016) / William Wall

POETRY
1. The Performance of Becoming Human (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016) / Daniel Borzutzky
2. Complete Poems (ed. Don Share) (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Basil Bunting
3. Life in Suspension (Salmon Publishing, 2016) / Hélène Cardona
4. The Dead Queen of Bohemia: New & Collected Poems (Polygon, 2016) / Jenni Fagan
5. The Magnitude of My Sublime Existence (Bloodaxe Books, 2016) / Selima Hill
6. Gate of Lilacs: A Verse Commentary on Proust (Picador, 2016) / Clive James
7. Collected Poems: 1958-2015 (Picador, 2016) / Clive James
8. Collected Poems: 1950-2012 (W.W. Norton, 2016) / Adrienne Rich
9. Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay: An Annotated Edition (ed. Timothy F. Jackson) (Yale University Press, 2016) / Edna St. Vincent Millay
10. Work and Days (Red Hen Press, 2016) / Tess Taylor

11. Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016) / Ocean Vuong
12. Shallcross (Copper Canyon Press, 2016) / C.D. Wright

NONFICTION
1. Kathmandu (Haus Publishing, 2016) / Thomas Bell
2. Crash Course: Essays From Where Writing and Life Collide (Engine Books, 2016) / Robin Black
3. Disraeli: The Novel Politician (Yale University Press, 2016) / David Cesarani
4. The Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf, Literary Tastemaker Extraordinaire (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / Laura Claridge
5. Brothers of the Quill: Oliver Goldsmith in Grub Street (Harvard University Press, 2016) / Norma Clarke
6. Why the Dutch Are Different: A Journey Into the Heart of the Netherlands (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2016) / Ben Coates
7. The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th-Century Bookseller’s Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece (Scribner, 2016) / Laura Cumming
8. The Hurley Maker’s Son (Doubleday Ireland, 2016) / Patrick Deeley
9. In Gratitude (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / Jenny Diski
10. Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / Mitchell Duneier

11. Frantumaglia: Bits and Pieces of Uncertain Origin (Europa Editions, 2016) / Elena Ferrante
12. Pretentiousness: Why It Matters (Coffee House Press, 2016) / Dan Fox
13. Respectable: The Experience of Class (Allen Lane, 2016) / Lynsey Hanley
14. True Crimes: A Family Album (Random House, 2016) / Kathryn Harrison
15. Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 (Macmillan, 2016) / Adam Hochschild
16. The Habsburg Empire: A New History (The Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 2016) / Pieter M. Judson
17. Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide (Tim Duggan Books, 2016) / Michael Kinsley
18. This Thing We Call Literature (Oxford University Press USA, 2016) / Arthur Krystal
19. Crusade and Jihad: Origins, History, Aftermath (Profile Books, 2016) / Malcolm Lambert
20. The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens (Simon & Schuster, 2016) / Paul Mariani

21. City Squares: Eighteen Writers on the Spirit and Significance of Squares Around the World (Harper, 2016) / Catie Marron (ed.)
22. Kill ’Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul (Spiegel & Grau, 2016) / James McBride
23. Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead (Black Inc., 2016) / Thornton McCamish
24. Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World (University of Chicago Press, 2016) Deirdre Nansen McCloskey
25. Cast Away: Stories of Survival from Europe’s Refugee Crisis (Portobello Books, 2016) / Charlotte McDonald-Gibson
26. How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Politics, Equality, Nature (Verso Books, 2016) / George Monbiot
27. Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (Harvard University Press, 2016) / Viet Thanh Nguyen
28. The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction (Columbia University Press, 2016) / M.A. Orthofer
29. The Last Days of Stalin (Yale University Press, 2016) / Joshua Rubenstein
30. Startle and Illuminate: Carol Shields on Writing (eds. Anne Giardini & Nicholas Giardini) (Random House Canada, 2016) / Carol Shields

31. Six Memos from the Last Millennium: A Novelist Reads the Talmud (University of Texas Press, 2016) / Joseph Skibell
32. Far and Away: Essays from the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years (Scribner, 2016) / Andrew Solomon
33. All Tomorrow’s Parties: A Memoir (Grove Press, 2016) / Rob Spillman
34. The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / Kate Summerscale
35. Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs Adams (Penguin Press, 2016) / Louisa Thomas
36. Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / Frances Wilson
37. Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire (Belknap Press, 2016) / Peter H. Wilson
38. Six Facets of Light (Jonathan Cape, 2016) / Ann Wore

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