Sunday, September 01, 2019

September 2019 Highlights

NOVELS
1. Right After the Weather (Atria Books, 2019) / Carol Anshaw
2. Nothing Ventured (Macmillan, 2019) / Jeffrey Archer
3. The Testaments (Chatto & Windus/Nan A. Talese, 2019) / Margaret Atwood
4. We, The Survivors (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2019) / Tash Aw
5. The Divers’ Game (Ecco, 2019) / Jesse Ball
6. Night Boat to Tangier (Doubleday, 2019) / Kevin Barry
7. Lie With Me (trans. from the French by Molly Ringwald) (Penguin, 2019) / Philippe Besson
8. The Museum of Broken Promises (Corvus, 2019) / Elizabeth Buchan
9. The Confession (Picador, 2019) / Jessie Burton
10. A Single Thread (The Borough Press/Viking, 2019) / Tracy Chevalier

11. The Last Train to London (Harper, 2019) / Meg Waite Clayton
12. A Moth to a Flame (trans. from the Swedish by Benjamin Mier-Cruz) (Penguin, 2019) / Stig Dagerman
13. The Butterfly Girl (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2019) / Rene Denfeld
14. Cantoras (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019) / Carolina De Robertis
15. Akin (Little, Brown, 2019) / Emma Donoghue
16. Ducks, Newburyport (Biblioasis, 2019) / Lucy Ellmann
17. The Difference (Penguin Random House Canada, 2019) / Marina Endicott
18. Out of Darkness, Shining Light (Scribner, 2019) / Petina Gappah
19. On Division (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2019) / Goldie Goldbloom
20. In the City of Love’s Sleep (Faber & Faber, 2019) / Lavinia Greenlaw

21. The Second Sleep (Hutchinson, 2019) / Robert Harris
22. Serotonin (trans. from the French by Shaun Whiteside) (William Heinemann, 2019) / Michel Houellebecq
23. Will and Testament (trans. from Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund) (Verso, 2019) / Vigdis Hjorth
24. The World That We Knew (Simon & Schuster, 2019) / Alice Hoffman
25. Savage Gods (Two Dollar Radio, 2019) / Paul Kingsnorth
26. Welcome to America (trans. from the Norwegian by Martin Aitken) (World Editions, 2019) / Linda Boström Knausgård
27. Darkness at Noon (trans. from the German by Philip Boehm) (Vintage Classics, 2019) / Arthur Koestler
28. Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming (trans. from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet) (New Directions, 2019) / László Krasznahorkai
29. This Tender Land (Atria Books, 2019) / William Kent Krueger
30. Three Flames (Counterpoint, 2019) / Alan Lightman

31. Heaven, My Home (Mulholland Books, 2019) / Attica Locke
32. Deep River (Atlantic Books, 2019) / Karl Marlantes
33. The Cockroach (Vintage, 2019) / Ian McEwan
34. The Rich Man’s House (Allen & Unwin, 2019) / Andrew McGahan
35. The Shadow King (W.W. Norton, 2019) / Maaza Mengiste
36. The Ungrateful Refugee (Catapult, 2019) / Dina Nayeri
37. Girl (Faber & Faber, 2019) / Edna O’Brien
38. Will (trans. from the Dutch by David Colmer) (Pushkin Press, 2019) / Jeroen Olyslaegers
39. There Was Still Love (Hatchette Australia, 2019) / Favel Parrett
40. The Dutch House (Bloomsbury Publishing/Harper, 2019) / Ann Patchett

41. The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing (Mantle, 2019) / Mary Paulson-Ellis
42. The Private Life of Lord Byron (Unbound, 2019) / Antony Peattie
43. Lampedusa (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Picador, 2019) / Steven Price
44. Bone China (Raven Books, 2019) / Laura Purcell
45. Many Rivers to Cross (Hodder & Stoughton, 2019) / Peter Robinson
46. Glitch (Dead Ink, 2019 / Lee Rourke
47. Quichotte (Random House, 2019) / Salman Rushdie
48. The Grammarians (Sarah Crichton Books, 2019) / Cathleen Schine
49. The Dead Wander in the Desert (trans. from the Kazakh by John Farndon & Olga Nakston) (Amazon Crossing, 2019) / Rollan Seisenbayev
50. 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World (Bloomsbury USA, 2019) / Elif Shafak

51. The Siberian Dilemma (Simon & Schuster, 2019) / Martin Cruz Smith
52. Call Upon the Water (Atria Books, 2019) / Stella Tillyard
53. A Map of the Damage (Simon & Schuster UK, 2019) / Sophia Tobin
54. The Sweetest Fruits (Viking, 2019) / Monique Truong
55. This Is Happiness (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019) / Niall Williams
56. Red at the Bone (Riverhead Books, 2019) / Jacqueline Woodson
57. Doxology (4th Estate, 2019) / Nell Zink

FIRST NOVELS
1. Paris Syndrome (Banshee Press, 2019) / Lucy Sweeney Byrne
2. The Water Dancer (One World, 2019) / Ta-Nehisi Coates
3. Bloomland (Dzanc Books, 2019) / John Englehardt
4. Hard Mouth (Counterpoint, 2019) / Amanda Goldblatt
5. Nightingale Point (HQ, 2019) / Luan Goldie
6. The Ten Thousand Doors of January (Orbit, 2019) / Alix E. Harrow
7. The Glass Woman (Harper, 2019) / Caroline Lea
8. A Matter of Interpretation (Fairlight Books, 2019) / Elizabeth Mac Donald
9. The Wayward Girls (Zaffre, 2019) / Amanda Mason
10. The Secrets We Kept (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019) / Lara Prescott

11. A People’s History of Heaven (Oneworld, 2019) / Mathangi Subramanian
12. Frankly In Love (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2019) / David Yoon

STORIES
1. Extinction Events (University of Nebraska Press, 2019) / Liz Breazeale
2. The Dressing-Up Box (Comma Press, 2019) / David Constantine
3. Japanese Ghost Stories (ed. Paul Murray) (Penguin Classics, 2019) / Lafcadio Hearn
4. Fly Already (Granta Books, 2019) / Etgar Keret

POETRY
1. After the Formalities (Penned in the Margins, 2019) / Anthony Anaxagorou
2. Empires (Copper Canyon Press, 2019) / John Balaban
3. When the Tree Falls (Bloodaxe Books, 2109) / Jane Clarke
4. I May Be Stupid But I’m Not That Stupid (Bloodaxe Books, 2019) / Selima Hill
5. Frolic and Detour (Faber & Faber, 2019) / Paul Muldoon
6. Nobody (Jonathan Cape, 2019) / Alice Oswald
7. Father’s Day (Copper Canyon Press, 2019) / Matthew Zapruder

NONFICTION
1. The Penguin Book of Migration Literature: Departures, Arrivals, Generations, Returns (Penguin Classics, 2019) / Dohra Ahmad (ed.)
2. A Biography of Loneliness (Oxford University Press, 2019) / Fay Bound Alberti
3. Walking with Ghosts in Papua New Guinea: Crossing the Kokoda Trail in the Last Wild Place on Earth (Skyhorse, 2019) / Rick Antonson
4. The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society (Little, Brown, 2019) / Binyamin Applebaum
5. Tales of the Troubled Dead: Ghost Stories in Cultural History (Edinburgh University Press, 2019) / Catherine Belsey
6. The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Car (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2019) / Anne Boyer
7. Great State: China and the World (Profile Books, 2019) / Timothy Brook
8. Walking to Jerusalem: Endurance and Hope on a Pilgrimage from London to the Holy Land (Pegasus Books, 2019) / Justin Butcher
9. Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands (Verso, 2019) / Hazel V. Carby
10. The First Great Powers: Babylon and Assyria (C. Hurst, 2019) / Arthur Cotterell

11. Coventry: Essays (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2019) / Rachel Cusk
12. The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019) / William Dalrymple
13. Excellent Essex: In Praise of England’s Most Misunderstood County (Old Street Publishing, 2019) / Gillian Darley
14. How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019) / Frank Dikötter
15. A Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019) / David Eimer
16. Crucible: The Long End of the Great War and the Birth of a New World, 1917-1924 (Bodley Head, 2019) / Charles Emmerson
17. The Lives of Lucian Freud: Youth (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019) / William Feaver
18. Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers (Oneworld, 2019) / Peter Fiennes
19. The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture (Allen Lane, 2019) / Orlando Figes
20. Dark Skies: A Journey into the Wild Night (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019) / Tiffany Francis

21. The Red Thread: Twenty Years of NYRB Classics: A Selection (NYRB Classics, 2019) / Edwin Frank (ed.)
22. The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment (Guardian Faber, 2019) / Amelia Gentleman
23. The Irrational Ape: Why Flawed Logic Puts us all at Risk and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World (Simon & Schuster UK, 2019) / David Robert Grimes
24. Passionate Spirit: The Life of Alma Mahler (Basic Books, 2019) / Cate Haste
25. Staring at God: Britain in the Great War (Random House, 2019) / Simon Heffer
26. Winds of Change: Britain in the Early Sixties (Allen Lane, 2019) / Peter Hennessy
27. Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind (Little, Brown, 2019) / Tom Holland
28. A Beginner’s Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations (Bloomsbury Publishing/Alfred A. Knopf, 2019) / Pico Iyer
29. Surfacing (Sort Of Books/Penguin Books, 2019) / Kathleen Jamie
30. Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays (Little, Brown, 2019) / Leslie Jamison

31. Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Land (Head of Zeus, 2019) / Dan Jones
32. On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal (Allen Lane, 2019) / Naomi Klein
33. We Need New Stories: Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind Our Age of Discontent (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2019) / Nesrine Malik
34. Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America (Oxford University Press, 2019) / W. Caleb McDaniel
35. Bland Fanatics: Liberals, the West and the Afterlives of Empire (Verso, 2019) / Pankaj Mishra
36. Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS (Random House, 2019) / Azadeh Moaveni
37. First to Fight: The Polish War 1939 (Bodley Head, 2019) / Roger Moorhouse
38. Sontag: Her Life (Ecco/Allen Lane, 2019) / Benjamin Moser
39. James Baldwin: Living in Fire (Pluto Press, 2019) / Bill V. Mullen
40. The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity (Bloomsbury Continuum, 2019) / Douglas Murray

41. King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne (University of California Press, 2019) / Janet L. Nelson
42. The Naked Irish: Portrait of a Nation Beyond the Clichés (Mentor Books, 2019) / Clare O’Dea
43. Wild Stories from the Irish Uplands (Currach Books, 2019) / John G. O’Dwyer
44. Experiments on Reality (Penguin Ireland, 2019) / Tim Robinson
45. Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem (Princeton University Press, 2019) / Michael Schmidt
46. Lessons in Stoicism: What Ancient Philosophers Teach Us about How to Live (Allen Lane, 2019) / John Sellars
47. Hitler: Only The World Was Enough (Allen Lane, 2019) / Brendan Simms
48. Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities (The MIT Press, 2019) / Vaclav Smil
49. Year of the Monkey (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019) / Patti Smith
50. Lost Girls: Love, War and Literature, 1939-1951 (Constable & Robinson, 2019) / D.J. Taylor

51. The Outlaw Ocean: Crime and Survival in the Last Untamed Frontier (Bodley Head, 2019) / Ian Urbina
52. A Wild Tumultory Library (Tartarus Press, 2019) / Mark Valentine
53. Sunset Survivors: Meet the People Keeping Hong Kong’s Traditional Industries Alive (Blacksmith Books, 2019) / Lindsay Varty
54. Freedom: The Overthrow of the Slave Empires (Pegasus Books, 2019) / James Walvin
55. How to Fight Anti-Semitism (Penguin Random House USA, 2019) / Bari Weiss
56. Samurai: A Concise History (Oxford University Press USA, 2019) / Michael Wert
57. How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century (Verso, 2019) / Erik Olin Wright
58. What It Means to Be Moral: Why Religion Is Not Necessary for Living an Ethical Life (Counterpoint, 2019) / Phil Zuckerman