Wednesday, January 01, 2020

January 2020 Highlights

NOVELS
1. A Long Petal of the Sea (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / Isabel Allende
2. Mama Hissa’s Mice (trans. from the Arabic by Sawad Hussain) (Amazon Crossing, 2020) / Saud Alsanousi
3. Untold Night and Day (trans. from the Korean by Deborah Smith) (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Bae Suah
4. The Secret Guests (Henry Holt, 2020) / Benjamin Black
5. Lord of All the Dead (trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean) (Alfred A. Knopf, 2020) / Javier Cercas
6. The Death of Jesus (Harvill Secker, 2020) / J.M. Coetzee
7. American Dirt (Tinder Press, 2020) / Jeanine Cummins
8. Small Days and Nights (W.W. Norton, 2020) / Tishani Doshi
9. Threshold (Bloomsbury Circus, 2020) / Rob Doyle
10. The Lion of Kashmir (Rupa Publications, 2020) / Siddhartha Gigoo

11. Cleanness (Macmillan USA/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Garth Greenwell
12. A Pure Heart (Sceptre, 2020) / Rajia Hassib
13. Miss Austen (Century, 2020) / Gill Hornby
14. The Doll (trans. from the Albanian by John Hodgson) (Harvill Secker, 2020) / Ismail Kadare
15. Isabelle in the Afternoon (Hutchinson, 2020) / Douglas Kennedy
16. Three Hours (Viking, 2020) / Rosamund Lupton
17. The Shadow King (Canongate, 2020) / Maaza Mengiste
18. Long Bright River (Riverhead Books, 2020) / Liz Moore
19. The Little House (trans. from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori) (Darf Publishers, 2020) / Kyoko Nakajima
20. Low (Faber & Faber, 2020) / Jeet Thayil

21. Run Me to Earth (Simon & Schuster, 2020) / Paul Yoon

FIRST NOVELS
1. Saltwater (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Jessica Andrews
2. Braised Pork (Harvill Secker, 2020) / An Yu
3. The Other Bennet Sister (Mantle, 2020) / Janice Hadlow
4. Little Gods (Custom House, 2020) / Meng Jin
5. The Unpassing (Virago, 2020) / Chia-Chia Lin
6. Night Theater (Catapult, 2020) / Vikram Paralkar
7. Such a Fun Age (Bloomsbury Circus, 2020) / Kiley Reid
8. My Dark Vanessa (William Morrow, 2020) / Kate Elizabeth Russell
9. Pine (Doubleday, 2020) / Francine Toon

STORIES
1. The Heartsick Diaspora and Other Stories (Myriad Editions, 2020) / Elaine Chiew
2. Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick (Amistad, 2020) / Zora Neale Hurston
3. Diary of a Murderer and Other Stories (trans. from the Korean by Krys Lee) (Atlantic Books, 2020) / Kim Young-Ha
4. The Boatman and Other Stories (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Billy O’Callaghan

POETRY
1. Loss (Faber & Faber, 2020 / David Harsent
2. Summer Snow (Ecco, 2020) / Robert Hass
3. Beethoven Variations: Poems on a Life (Chatto & Windus, 2020) / Ruth Padel
4. Homie (Graywolf Press, 2020) / Danez Smith

NONFICTION
1. How the Brain Lost Its Mind: Sex, Hysteria, and the Riddle of Mental Illness (Atlantic Books, 2020) / Allan Ropper & B.D. Burrell
2. Children of the Land (harper, 2020) / Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
3. Last Stop Auschwitz: My Story of Survival from Within the Camp (Doubleday, 2020) / Eddy de Wind
4. Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Rivalry That Unravelled the Middle East (Wildfire, 2020) / Kim Ghattas
5. The Shapeless Unease: A Year of Not Sleeping (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Samantha Harvey
6. The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir (Tin House Books, 2020) / E.J. Koh
7. Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Oliver Cromwell’s Protectorate (Head of Zeus, 2020) / Paul Lay
8. In the Dream House: A Memoir (Serpent’s Tail, 2020) / Carmen Maria Machado
9. The Syrian Revolution: Between the Politics of Life and the Geopolitics of Death (Pluto Press, 2020) / Yasser Munif
10. The Self Delusion: The Surprising Science of How We Are Connected and Why That Matters (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020) / Tom Oliver

11. Motherwell: A Girlhood (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020) / Deborah Orr
12. Stories of the Sahara (trans. from the Chinese by Mike Fu) (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / Sanmao
13. Don’t Believe A Word: The Surprising Truth About Language (W.W. Norton, 2020) / David Shariatmadari
14. Spinoza’s Ethics (trans. from the Latin by George Eliot) (ed. Clare Carlisle) (Princeton University Press, 2020) / Benedict de Spinoza
15. A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond (Allen Lane, 2020) / Daniel Susskind
16. The Lost Girls: Love and Literature in Wartime London (Pegasus, 2020) / D.J. Taylor
17. The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century (Atlantic Books, 2020) / Thant Myint-U
18. Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom, and London Between the Wars (Faber & Faber, 2020) / Francesca Wade
19. Serious Noticing: Selected Writing, 1997-2019 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / James Wood