Saturday, October 01, 2016

October 2016 Highlights

NOVELS
1. The Angel of History (Atlantic Monthly Press/Corsair, 2016) / Rabih Alameddine
2. The Power (Viking, 2016) / Naomi Alderman
3. Hag-Seed (Hogarth, 2016) / Margaret Atwood
4. Days Without End (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Sebastian Barry
5. A Thin Bright Line (University of Wisconsin Press, 2016) / Lucy Jane Bledsoe
6. The Terranauts (Bloomsbury Publishing/Ecco, 2016) / T.C. Boyle
7. The Memory Stones (Bloomsbury USA, 2016) / Caroline Brothers
8. The Devil’s Feast (Fig Tree, 2016) / M.J. Carter
9. The Loved Ones (Relegation Books, 2016) / Sonya Chung
10. The Life-Writer (Biblioasis, 2016) / David Constantine

11. The Red Car (Liveright, 2016) / Marcy Dermansky
12. The Motion of Puppets (Picador USA, 2016) / Keith Donohue
13. London Lies Beneath (Virago, 2016) / Stella Duffy
14. The Heavens May Fall (Seventh Street Press, 2016) / Allen Eskens
15. Nightmare in Berlin (trans. from the German by Allan Blunden) (Scribe UK, 2016) / Hans Fallada
16. Crane Pond (Europa Editions, 2016) / Richard Francis
17. The Trespasser (Viking, 2016) / Tana French
18. Victoria (Headline Review, 2016) / Daisy Goodwin
19. The Boat Rocker (Pantheon, 2016) / Ha Jin
20. News of the World (Harper, 2016) / Paulette Jiles

21. The Eastern Shore (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) / Ward Just
22. Napoleon’s Last Stand (Atria Books, 2016) / Thomas Keneally
23. Crimes of the Father (Vintage Australia/Penguin Random House Australia, 2016) / Tom Keneally
24. Serious Sweet (Little A, 2016) / A.L. Kennedy
25. The Good People (Picador Books, 2016) / Hannah Kent
26. The Bone Ritual (Constable, 2016) / Julian Lees
27. No Knives in the Kitchens of this City (trans. from the Arabic by Leri Price) (The American University in Cairo Press, 2016) / Khaled Khalifa
28. The Fall Guy (W.W. Norton, 2016) / James Lasdun
29. Cruel Beautiful World (Algonquin Books, 2016) / Caroline Leavitt
30. A Gambler’s Anatomy (Doubleday, 2016) / Jonathan Lethem

31. Thin Air (Orion, 2016) / Michelle Paver
32. Echoland (trans. from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett) (Harvill Secker, 2016) / Per Petterson
33. Small Great Things (Ballantine Books, 2016) / Jodi Picoult
34. By Gaslight (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / Steven Price
35. Mister Monkey (Harper, 2016) / Francine Prose
36. Miller’s Valley (Simon & Schuster, 2016) / Anna Quindlen
37. Among the Living (Other Press, 2016) / Jonathan Rabb
38. The Tobacconist (trans. from the German by Charlotte Collins) (Picador, 2016) / Robert Seethaler
39. Today Will Be Different (Little, Brown, 2016) / Maria Semple
40. Three Daughters of Eve (Viking, 2016) / Elif Shafak

41. The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived: A True Story of My Family (Blue Rider Press, 2016) / Tom Shroder
42. Autumn (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin, 2016) / Ali Smith
43. The Girl from Venice (Simon & Schuster US, 2016) / Martin Cruz Smith
44. Do Not Say We Have Nothing (W.W. Norton, 2016) / Madeleine Thien
45. The Explosion Chronicles (trans. from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas) (Grove Press, 2016) / Yan Lianke
46. Nicotine (Ecco, 2016) / Nell Zink

FIRST NOVELS
1. The Story of a Brief Marriage (Granta Books, 2016) / Anuk Arudpragasam
2. Echoland (trans. from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett) (Harvill Secker, 2016) / Per Petterson
3. Pillow (Coach House Books, 2016) / Andrew Battershill
4. The Mothers (Riverhead, 2016) / Brit Bennett
5. Himself (Canongate Books, 2016) / Jess Kidd
6. Holding (Hodder & Stoughton, 2016) / Graham Norton
7. The Madonna of Notre Dame (trans. from the French by Katherine Gregor) (New Vessel Press, 2016) / Alexis Ragougneau
8. Agnes (trans. from the German by Michael Hofmann) (Other Press, 2016) / Peter Stamm
9. Goodwood (Allen & Unwin, 2016) / Holly Throsby

STORIES
1. We Show What We have Learned and Other Stories (Lookout Books, 2016) / Clare Beams
2. The Best American Short Stories 2016 (Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) / Heidi Pitlor & Junot Díaz (eds.)
3. The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland (New Island Press, 2016) / Sinèad Gleeson (ed.)
4. Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups (Simon & Schuster, 2016) / Ben Holden(ed.)
5. Of This New World (University of Iowa Press, 2016) / Allegra Hyde
6. Dark Tales (Penguin Classics, 2016) / Shirley Jackson
7. The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories (Faber & Faber/Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / P.D. James
8. The Jungle Around Us (University of Georgia Press, 2016) / Anne Raeff
9. They Were Like Family to Me (Scribner, 2016) / Helen Maryles Shankman
10. All That Man Is (Graywolf Press, 2016) / David Szalay

11. Dog Years (University of Pittsburg Press, 2016) / Melissa Yancy

POETRY
1. Float (Alfred A. Knopf/Jonathan Cape, 2016) / Anne Carson
2. The Rain in Portugal (Random House, 2016) / Billy Collins
3. At the Foundling Hospital (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / Robert Pinsky
4. Scriptorium (Beacon Press, 2016) / Melissa Range
5. Collected Early Poems (ed. Daniel Tobin) (Little Island Press, 2016) / Lola Ridge
6. My Private Property (Wave Books, 2016) / Mary Ruefle
7. Mapping the Delta (Bloodaxe Books, 2016) / George Szirtes

NONFICTION
1. Alfred Hitchcock (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2016) / Peter Ackroyd
2. Everyday Life: How the Ordinary Became Extraordinary (Reaktion Books/The University of Chicago Press, 2016) / Joseph A. Amato
3. Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir (photographs by Paul Joyce) (Hatchette Books Ireland, 2016) / John Banville
4. Keeping On keeping On (Profile/Faber & Faber, 2016) / Alan Bennett
5. The Best American Travel Writings 2016 (Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) / Jason Wilson & Bill Bryson (eds.)
6. Love of Country: A Hebridean Journey (Granta Books, 2016) / Madeleine Bunting
7. The Clancys of Queens: A Memoir (Crown Publishing, 2016) / Tara Clancy
8. A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life (Nan A. Tales/Doubleday, 2016) / Pat Conroy
9. ‘Over the Hills and Far Away’: The Life of Beatrix Potter (Head of Zeus, 2016) / Matthew Dennison
10. Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places (Viking, 2016) / Colin Dickey

11. Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner (The Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 2016) / Mark Ford
12. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Liveright, 2016) / Ruth Franklin
13. The Best American Essays 2016 (Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) / Robert Atwan & Jonathan Franzen (eds.)
14. Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn (Ecco Press, 2016) / Daniel Gordis
15. The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography (Chatto & Windus, 2016) / Edmund Gordon
16. Four Sides Full: A Personal History (Gallery Books, 2016) / Vona Groarke
17. A Brief History of Bali: Piracy, Slavery, Opium and Guns: The Story of an Island Paradise (Tuttle Publishing, 2016) / Willard A. Hanna
18. Browse: The World in Bookshops (Pushkin Press, 2016) / Henry Hitchings
19. Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy 1905-1953 (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Simon Ings
20. Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / Joe Jackson

21. Travels with Henry James (Nation Books, 2016) / Henry James
22. Ariel: A Literary Life of Jan Morris (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Derek Johns
23. American Philosophy: A Love Story (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / John Kaag
24. The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature (W.W. Norton, 2016) / Adam Kirsch
25. Dashing for the Post: The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor (ed. Adam Sisman) (John Murray, 2016) / Patrick Leigh Fermor
26. The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy (New York Review Books, 2016) / Michael McCarthy
27. Turner: The Extraordinary Life & Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner (Penguin Press, 2016) / Franny Moyle
28. Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer’s Awakening (The New Press, 2016) / Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
29. Schoolhouse: Lessons on Love & Landscape (Ice Cube Press, 2016) / Marc Nieson
30. Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe (John Murray, 2016) / John Julius Norwich

31. Upstream: Selected Essays (Penguin Press, 2016) / Mary Oliver
32. Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live (Catapult, 2016) / Peter Orner
33. Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction (Graywolf Press, 2016) / Benjamin Percy
34. How to See: Looking, Talking and Thinking About Art (W.W. Norton, 2016) / David Salle
35. The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary (Basic Books, 2016) / John Simpson
36. Nobody’s Son: A Memoir (W.W. Norton, 2016) / Mark Slouka
37. Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion (The Belnap Press/Harvard University Press, 2016) / Gareth Stedman Jones
38. The New Book of Snobs (Constable, 2016) / D.J. Taylor
39. Caravaggio and the Creation of Modernity (Reaktion Books, 2016) / Troy Thomas
40. White Mountain: Real and Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2016) / Robert Twigger

41. Vanishing Streets: Journeys in London (Redwood Press, 2016) / J.M. Tyree
42. Genghis Khan and the Quest for God: How the World’s Greatest Conqueror Gave Us Religious Freedom (Viking, 2016) / Jack Weatherford
43. The Ghosts of Birds: Essays (New Directions, 2016) / Eliot Weinberger
44. Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, 2016) / Jennifer Weiner
45. Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / Frances Wilson
46. Flaubert (trans. from the French by Nicholas Elliott) (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016) / Michel Winock
47. The Boy Behind the Curtain (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Books Australia, 2016) / Tim Winton
48. Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives (Nation Books, 2016) / Gary Younge

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