Tuesday, May 01, 2018

May 2018 Highlights

NOVELS
1. That Kind of Mother (Ecco Press, 2018) / Rumaan Alam
2. Snap (Bantam Press, 2018) / Belinda Bauer
3. Tomb of the Unknown Racist (Counterpoint Press, 2018) / Blanche McCrary Boyd
4. Milkman (Faber & Faber, 2018) / Anna Burns
5. Some Rise by Sin (Henry Holt, 2018) / Philip Caputo
6. Slave Old Man (trans. from the French and Creole by Linda Coverdale) (The New Press, 2018)  / Patrick Chamoiseau
7. The Kites (trans. from the French by Miranda Richmond Mouillot) (Penguin Classics, 2018) / Romain Gary
8. The Butcher’s Daughter (Gerald Duckworth, 2018) / Victoria Glendinning
9. Nightfall Berlin (Michael Joseph, 2018) / Jack Grimwood
10. Story of a Marriage (trans. from the Norwegian by Deborah Dawkin) (Hogarth Press, 2018) / Geir Gulliksen

11. Our Kind of Cruelty (Century/MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2018) / Araminta Hall
12. Paper Ghosts (Ballantine Books, 2018) / Julia Heaberlin
13. Whistle in the Dark (Viking, 2018) / Emma Healey
14. Motherhood (Henry Holt, 2018) / Sheila Heti
15. The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes (Two Roads, 2018) / Ruth Hogan
16. The Rabbit Hunter (trans. from the Swedish by Neil Smith) (HarperCollins, 2018) / Lars Kepler
17. Mr Flood’s Last Resort (Atria Books, 2018) / Jess Kidd
18. The Mars Room (Scribner, 2018) / Rachel Kushner
19. My Ex-Life (Flatiron Books, 2018) / Stephen McCauley
20. Love and Ruin (Ballantine Books, 2018) / Paula McLain

22. Missing (Salt, 2018) / Alison Moore
23. Warlight (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018) / Michael Ondaatje
24. The Nine-Chambered Heart (The Borough Press, 2018) / Janice Pariat
25. The Dante Chamber (Penguin Press, 2018) / Matthew Pearl
26. A View of the Empire at Sunset (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2018) / Caryl Phillips
27. A Shout in the Ruins (Little, Brown/Sceptre, 2018) / Kevin Powers
28. Shadow Child (Grand Central Publishing, 2018) / Rahna Reiko Rizzuto
29. All the Lives We Never Lived (MacLehose Press, 2018) / Anuradha Roy
30. Mr Peacock’s Possessions (Zaffre, 2018) / Lydia Syson

31. Brixton Beach (Aardvark Bureau/Gallic Books, 2018) / Roma Tearne
32. Kismet (Faber & Faber, 2018) / Luke Tredget
33. The Shape of the Ruins (trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean) (MacLehose Press, 2018) / Juan Gabriel Vásquez
34. The Death of Mrs Westaway (Gallery/Scout Press, 2018) / Ruth Ware
35. Six Tudor Queens: Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen (Headline Review, 2018) / Alison Weir
36. The Mercy Seat (Grove Press, 2018) / Elizabeth H. Winthrop
37. The Paper Lovers (Picador, 2018) / Gerard Woodward

FIRST NOVELS
1. The High Season (Random House, 2018) / Judy Blundell
2. A Lucky Man (Graywolf Press, 2018) / Jamel Brinkley
3. America Is Not the Heart (Atlantic Books, 2018) / Elaine Castillo
4. The Illumination of Ursula Flight (Allen & Unwin, 2018) / Anna-Marie Crowhurst
5. The Ensemble (Riverhead, 2018) / Aja Gabel
6. The Honey Farm (Liveright, 2018) / Harriet Alida Lye
7. The Water Cure (Hamish Hamilton, 2018) / Sophie Mackintosh
8. The Dead House (Arcade Publishing/Skyhorse Publishing, 2018) / Billy O’Callaghan
9. Let Me Be Like Water (Melville House, 2018) / S.K. Perry
10. The House of Half Moon Street (Raven Books, 2018) / Alex Reeve

11. The Valley at the Centre of the World (Canongate Books, 2018) / Malachy Tallack

STORIES
1. Perfect Conditions (Curbside Splendor, 2018) / Vanessa Blakeslee
2. Some Trick: Thirteen Stories (New Directions, 2018) / Helen DeWitt
3. Life Over Two Beers and Other Stories (Penguin Books India, 2018) / Sanjeev Sanyal
4. You Think It, I’ll Say It (Doubleday, 2018) / Curtis Sittenfeld
5. Last Stories (Viking, 2018) / William Trevor
6. American Histories (Canongate, 2018) / John Edgar Wideman

POETRY
1. The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry (selected and introduced by Paul Kingsnorth) (Counterpoint, 2018) / Wendell Berry
2. Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods (Bloodaxe Books, 2018) / Tishani Doshi
3. Now We Can Talk Openly About Men (Carcanet Press, 2018) / Martina Evans
4. Enter, Fleeing (Faber & Faber, 2018) / Mark Ford
5. Scenes from a Childhood (trans. from the Norwegian by Damion Searls) (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2018) / Jon Fosse
6. After Morning Rain (Tiger Bark Press, 2018) / Sam Hamill

NONFICTION
1. Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier (Dutton, 2018) / Mark Adams
2. Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire (Two Roads, 2018) / Akala
3. Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944 (Viking, 2018) / Antony Beevor
4. This Great Stage of Fools: An Anthology of Uncollected Writings (ed. Timothy Harris) (Bright Wave Media, 2018) / Alan Booth
5. Stealing with the Eyes: Imaginings and Incantations in Indonesia (The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus, 2018) / Will Buckingham
6. The Ink Trade: Selected Journalism, 1961-1993 (ed. Will Carr) (Carcanet Press, 2018) / Anthony Burgess
7. The Blind Spot: An Essay on the Novel (trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean) (MacLehose Press, 2018) / Javier Cercas
8. Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces (Harper/4th Estate, 2018) / Michael Chabon
9. Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018) / Sarah Churchwell
10. Atticus Finch: The Biography: Harper Lee, Her Father, and the Making of an American Icon (Basic Books, 2018) / Joseph Crespino

11. The Archipelago: Italy Since 1945 (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018) / John Foot
12. The King and the Catholics: The Fight for Rights 1829 (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2018) / Antonia Fraser
13. Tyrant: Shakespeare on Power (W.W. Norton/Bodley Head, 2018) / Stephen Greenblatt
14. Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life (Bodley Head, 2018) / Edith Hall
15. The Siege of Acre, 1189-1191: Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and the Battle That Decided the Third Crusade (Yale University Press, 2018) / John D. Hosler
16. Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo (ed. Deborah G. Plant) (HQ, 2018) / Zora Neale Hurston
17. Robin (Henry Holt, 2018) / Dave Itzkoff
18. Spring (trans. from the Norwegian by Ingvild Burkey) (illustrated by Anna Bjerger) (Penguin Press, 2018) / Karl Ove Knausgaard
19. Lives of the Eminent Philosophers (ed. James Miller) (trans. from the Greek by Pamela Mensch) (Oxford University Press, 2018) / Diogenes Laertius
20. An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery (Pegasus, 2018) / Rachel May

21. Making Oscar Wilde (Oxford University Press, 2018) / Michèle Mendelssohn
22. Stacking the Coffins: Influenza, War and Revolution in Ireland, 1918-19 (Manchester University Press, 2018) / Ida Milne
23. Unfabling the East: The Enlightenment’s Encounter with Asia (trans. from the German by Robert Savage) (Princeton University Press, 2018) / Jürgen Osterhammel
24. Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China’s Last Golden Age (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018) 20218) / Stephen A. Platt
25. Sympathy for the Traitor: A Translation Manifesto (The MIT Press, 2018) / Mark Polizzotti
26. Energy: A Human History (Simon & Schuster, 2018) / Richard Rhodes
27. Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2018) / Jacqueline Rose
28. Know Thyself: Western Identity from Classical Greece to the Renaissance (Doubleday, 2018) / Ingrid Rossellini
29. The Order of Time (Riverhead Books, 2018) / Carlo Rovelli
30. How Democracy Ends (Profile Books, 2018) / David Runciman

31. The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018) / Richard Russo
32. Calypso (Little, Brown, 2018) / David Sedaris
33. Figures in a Landscape: People & Places (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Hamish Hamilton, 2018) / Paul Theroux
34. Notes from the Cévennes: Half a Lifetime in Provincial France (Bloomsbury Continuum, 2018) / Adam Thorpe
35. Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm (Picador, 2018) / Isabella Tree

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