Tuesday, August 01, 2017

August 2017 Highlights

NOVELS
1. Anna (trans. from the Italian by Jonathan Hunt) (Canongate Books, 2017) / Niccolò Ammaniti
2. Wake Me When I’m Gone (Canongate Books, 2017) / Odafe Atogun
3. Such Small Hands (trans. from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman) (Portobello Books, 2017) / Andrés Barba
4. The 7th Function of Language (trans. from the French by Sam Taylor) (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2017) / Laurent Binet
5. The Heart’s Invisible Furies (Hogarth, 2017) / John Boyne
6. Friend of My Youth (Faber & Faber, 2017) / Amit Chaudhuri
7. Kingmaker: Kingdom Come (Century, 2017) / Toby Clements
8. The Locals (Random House, 2017) / Jonathan Dee
9. Birdwalk Cage (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017) / Helen Dunmore
10. The Tragedy of Brady Sims (Vintage, 2017) / Ernest J. Gaines

11. The Last Tudor (Simon & Schuster UK/Touchstone, 2017) / Philippa Gregory
12. Companions (trans. from the Danish by Paul Russell Garrett) (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2017) / Christina Hesselholdt
13. The Word is Murder (Century, 2017) / Anthony Horowitz
14. The Future Won’t Be Long (Viking, 2017) / Jarett Kobek
15. Forest Dark (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017) / Nicole Krauss
16. Sulfur Springs (Atria Books, 2017) / William Kent Krueger
17. Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (trans. from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker) (New Directions, 2017) / Eka Kurniawan
18. The Gurugu Pledge (trans. from the Spanish by Jethro Soutar) (And Other Stories, 2017) / Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel
19. Midwinter Break (Jonathan Cape/W.W. Norton, 2017) / Bernard MacLaverty
20. The Watch House (Tinder Press, 2017) / Bernie McGill

21. Johannesburg (Corsair, 2017) / Fiona Melrose
22. The Burning Girl (W.W. Norton, 2017) / Claire Messud
23. Sundays in August (trans. from the French by Damion Searls) (Yale University Press, 2017) / Patrick Modiano
24. Unraveling Oliver (Scout Press, 2017) / Liz Nugent
25. Beautiful Animals (Hogarth, 2017) / Lawrence Osborne
26. The Red-Haired Woman (trans. from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap) (Faber & Faber/Alfred A. Knopf, 2017) / Orhan Pamuk
27. Glass Houses (Minotaur Books/Sphere, 2017) / Louise Penny
28. Mrs Fletcher (Scribner, 2017) / Tom Perrotta
29. Strangers with the Same Dream (Knopf Canada, 2017) / Alison Pick
30. See What I Have Done (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017) / Sarah Schmidt
31. Home Fire (Bloomsbury Circus/Riverhead Books, 2017) / Kamila Shamsie

32. To the Back of Beyond (trans. from the German by Michael Hofmann) (Granta Books, 2017) / Peter Stamm
33. Other Men’s Daughters (NYRB Classics, 2017) / Richard Stern
34. Saints for All Occasions (Fleet, 2017) / J. Courtney Sullivan
35. The Stolen Bicycle (trans. from the Chinese by Darryl Sterk) (Text Publishing, 2017) / Wu Ming-Yi
FIRST NOVELS
1. The Death of the Fronsac (Apollo/Head of Zeus, 2017) / Neal Ascherson
2. Montpelier Parade (Catapult, 2017) / Karl Geary
3. Motherest (Twelve, 2017) / Kristen Iskandrian
4. The History of Bees (trans. from the Norwegian by Diane Oatley) (Touchstone, 2017) / Maja Lunde
5. Elmet (JM Originals/John Murray, 2017) / Fiona Mozley
6. Unraveling Oliver (Gallery/Scout Press, 2017) / Liz Nugent
7. The Book of Dirt (Text Publishing, 2017) / Bram Presser
8. A Kind of Freedom (Counterpoint, 2017) / Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
9. My Absolute Darling (4th Estate/Riverhead Books, 2017) / Gabriel Tallent
10. We That Are Young (Galley Beggar Press, 2017) / Preti Taneja

11. The Hidden Light of Northern Fires (Thomas Dunne Books, 2017) / Daren Wang
12. If the Creek Don’t Rise (Sourcebooks Landmark, 2017) / Leah Weiss
13. The Resurrection of Joan Ashby (Flatiron Books, 2017) / Cherise Wolas
14. Yesterday (Mulholland Books/Wildfire, 2017) / Felicia Yap

STORIES
1.  What It Means When a Man Falls from from the Sky (Tinder Press, 2017) / Lesley Nneka Arimah
2. That Was a Shiver and Other Stories (Canongate Books, 2017) / James Kelman
3. Some Possible Solutions (Pushkin  Press, 2017) / Helen Phillips
4. A Life of Adventure and Delight (Faber & Faber, 2017) / Akhil Sharma
5. Visitations (LSU Press, 2017) / Lee Upton
6. The Mountain (Simon & Schuster, 2017) / Paul Yoon
7. Sour Heart (Lenny/Bloomsbury Circus, 2017) / Jenny Zhang

POETRY
1. A Doll for Throwing (Graywolf Press, 2017) / Mary Jo Bang
2. Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2017) / Frank Bidart
3. So Where Are We? (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2017) / Lawrence Joseph
4. The Essential W.S. Merwin (ed. Michael Wiegers) (Copper Canyon Press, 2017) / W.S. Merwin
5. Mancunia (Jonathan Cape, 2017) / Michael Symmons Roberts
6. The Surveyors (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017) / Mary Jo Salter

NONFICTION
1. The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer’s Tale (Pantheon, 2017) / James Atlas
2. Proxies: A Memoir in Twenty-Four Attempts (Picador, 2017) / Brian Blanchfield
3. Literary Activism: Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2017) / Amit Chaudhuri (ed.)
4. You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Trainwrecks, & Other Mixed Messages (Mariner Books, 2017) / Carina Chocano
5. The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta (Bloomsbury Circus, 2017) / Kushanava Choudhury
6. A Brief History of Japan: Samurai, Shogun and Zen: The Extraordinary Story of the Land of the Rising Sun (Tuttle Publishing, 2017) / Jonathan Clements
7. The Hungry Empire: How Britain’s Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World (Bodley Head, 2017) / Lizzie Collingham
8. Freud: The Making of An Illusion (Profile Books/Metropolitan Books, 2017) / Frederick Crews
9. A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War (Yale University Press, 2017) / Tim Grady
10. Gainsborough: A Portrait (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2017) / James Hamilton

11. Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2017) / Suzy Hansen
12. Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason (Profile Books, 2017) / David Harvey
13. Autumn (trans. from the Norwegian by Ingvild Burkey) (illustrated by Vanessa Baird) (Harvill Secker, 2017) / Karl Ove Knausgaard
14. The Power and the Story: The Global Battle for News and Information (Atlantic Books, 2017) / John Lloyd
15. Every Third Thought: On Life, Death and the Endgame (Picador, 2017) / Robert McCrum
16. I Am, I Am, I Am: A Memoir (Tinder Press, 2017) / Maggie O’Farrell
17. Ghosts of the Tsunami (Jonathan Cape, 2018) / Richard Lloyd Parry
18. The Book of Emma Reyes (trans. from the Spanish by Daniel Alarcón) (Penguin Classics, 2017) / Emma Reyes
19. Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race (Coach House Books, 2017) / Naben Ruthnum
20. Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States (Yale University Press, 2017) / James C. Scott

21. Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence (Princeton University Press, 2017) / Rachel Sherman
22. The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms (Granta Books, 2017) / Rebecca Solnit
23. The Wrong Way to Save Your Life: Essays (Harper Perennial, 2017) / Megan Stielstra
24. Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain (Allen Lane, 2017) / Clair Wills
25. The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn (Yale University Press, 2017) / Margaret Willes
26. The Last Wolf: The Hidden Springs of Englishness (Little, Brown, 2017) / Robert Winder