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. To the Edge of Sorrow (trans. from the Hebrew by Stuart Schoffman) (Schocken, 2020) / Aharon Appelfeld
4. The Guest Book (Viking, 2020) / Sarah Blake
5. Untold Night and Day (trans. from the Korean by Deborah Smith) (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Bae Suah
6. The Secret Guests (Henry Holt, 2020) / Benjamin Black
7. A Beautiful Crime (Harper, 2020) / Christopher Bollen
8. Lord of All the Dead (trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean) (Alfred A. Knopf, 2020) / Javier Cercas
9. The Death of Jesus (Harvill Secker, 2020) / J.M. Coetzee
10. Dominicana (John Murray, 2020) / Angie Cruz

11. American Dirt (Tinder Press, 2020) / Jeanine Cummins
12. This Mournable Body (Faber & Faber, 2020) / Tsitsi Dangarembga
13. Small Days and Nights (W.W. Norton, 2020) / Tishani Doshi
14. Threshold (Bloomsbury Circus, 2020) / Rob Doyle
15. The Lion of Kashmir (Rupa Publications, 2020) / Siddhartha Gigoo
16. Cleanness (Macmillan USA/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Garth Greenwell
17. A Pure Heart (Sceptre, 2020) / Rajia Hassib
18. Miss Austen (Century, 2020) / Gill Hornby
19. The Doll (trans. from the Albanian by John Hodgson) (Harvill Secker, 2020) / Ismail Kadare
20. Isabelle in the Afternoon (Hutchinson, 2020) / Douglas Kennedy

21. Three Hours (Viking, 2020) / Rosamund Lupton
22. The Shadow King (Canongate, 2020) / Maaza Mengiste
23. Long Bright River (Riverhead Books/Hutchinson, 2020) / Liz Moore
24. Correspondents (Picador, 2020) / Tim Murphy
25. The Little House (trans. from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori) (Darf Publishers, 2020) / Kyoko Nakajima
26. Dear Edward (The Dial Press, 2020) / Ann Napolitano
27. The Sweet Indifference of the World (trans. from the German by Michael Hofmann) (Other Press, 2020) / Peter Stamm
28. The Hungry and the Fat (trans. from the German by Jamie Bulloch) (MacLehose Press, 2020) / Timur Vermes
29. The Inugami Curse (trans. from the Japanese by Louise Heal Kawai) (Pushkin Vertigo, 2020) / Seishi Yokomizo
30. Run Me to Earth (Simon & Schuster, 2020) / Paul Yoon

31. Interior Chinatown (Pantheon, 2020) / Charles Yu

FIRST NOVELS
1. Saltwater (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Jessica Andrews
2. Braised Pork (Harvill Secker, 2020) / An Yu
3. The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree (trans. from the Farsi by Anonymous) (Europa Editions, 2020) / Shokoofeh Azar
4. The Other Bennet Sister (Mantle, 2020) / Janice Hadlow
5. Little Gods (Custom House, 2020) / Meng Jin
6. The Unpassing (Virago, 2020) / Chia-Chia Lin
7. Night Theater (Catapult, 2020) / Vikram Paralkar
8. Topics of Conversation (Alfred A. Knopf, 2020) / Miranda Popkey
9. Such a Fun Age (Bloomsbury Circus, 2020) / Kiley Reid
10. My Dark Vanessa (William Morrow, 2020) / Kate Elizabeth Russell

11. Pine (Doubleday, 2020) / Francine Toon
12. Little Bandaged Days (Picador, 2020) / Kyra Wilder

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
5. Almost the Same Blue and Other Stories (Doire Press, 2020) / John O’Donnell

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
5. Three Poems (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Hannah Sullivan

NONFICTION
1. Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey Through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea, and Japan (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Michael Booth
2. How the Brain Lost Its Mind: Sex, Hysteria, and the Riddle of Mental Illness (Atlantic Books, 2020) / Allan Ropper & B.D. Burrell
3. Children of the Land (harper, 2020) / Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
4. From Peoples Into Nations: A History of Eastern Europe (Princeton University Press, 2020) / John Connelly
5. The Bilingual Brain: And What It Tells Us about the Science of Language (Allen Lane, 2020) / Albert Costa
6. Last Stop Auschwitz: My Story of Survival from Within the Camp (Doubleday, 2020) / Eddy de Wind
7. The Emperor Who Never Was: Dara Shukoh in Mughal India (The Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 2020) / Supriya Gandhi
8. Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Rivalry That Unravelled the Middle East (Wildfire/Henry Holt, 2020) / Kim Ghattas
9. The Shapeless Unease: A Year of Not Sleeping (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Samantha Harvey
10. The Wolf of Baghdad: Memoir of a Lost Homeland (Myriad Editions, 2020) / Carol Isaacs

11. The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonial Conquest and Resistance, 1917-2017 (Macmillan USA, 2020) / Rashid Khalidi
12. The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir (Tin House Books, 2020) / E.J. Koh
13. Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future (W.W. Norton, 2020) / Paul Krugman
14. Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Oliver Cromwell’s Protectorate (Head of Zeus, 2020) / Paul Lay
15. In the Dream House: A Memoir (Serpent’s Tail, 2020) / Carmen Maria Machado
16. Pravda Ha Ha: True Travels to the End of Europe (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / Rory MacLean
17. The Syrian Revolution: Between the Politics of Life and the Geopolitics of Death (Pluto Press, 2020) / Yasser Munif
18. The Self Delusion: The Surprising Science of How We Are Connected and Why That Matters (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020) / Tom Oliver
19. Motherwell: A Girlhood (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020) / Deborah Orr
20. Stories of the Sahara (trans. from the Chinese by Mike Fu) (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / Sanmao

21. Don’t Believe A Word: The Surprising Truth About Language (W.W. Norton, 2020) / David Shariatmadari
22. Spinoza’s Ethics (trans. from the Latin by George Eliot) (ed. Clare Carlisle) (Princeton University Press, 2020) / Benedict de Spinoza
23. A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond (Allen Lane, 2020) / Daniel Susskind
24. The Photographer at Sixteen (MacLehose Press, 2020) / George Szirtes
25. All Our Relations: Indigenous Trauma in the Shadow of Colonialism (Scribe UK, 2020) / Tanya Talaga
26. The Lost Girls: Love and Literature in Wartime London (Pegasus, 2020) / D.J. Taylor
27. The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century (Atlantic Books, 2020) / Thant Myint-U
28. Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs (Oxford University Press USA, 2020) / Camilla Townsend
29. J.M. Coetzee: Truth, Meaning, Fiction (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020) / Anthony Uhlmann
30. Rootbound: Rewilding a Life (Canongate Books, 2020) / Alice Vincent

31. Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom, and London Between the Wars (Faber & Faber, 2020) / Francesca Wade
32. Serious Noticing: Selected Writing, 1997-2019 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / James Wood
33. Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition and Compromise in Putin’s Russia (Granta Books/Tim Duggan Books, 2020) / Joshua Yaffa