Friday, May 01, 2020

May 2020 Highlights

NOVELS

1. Untold Night and Day (trans. from the Korean by Deborah Smith) (The Overlook Press, 2020) / Bae Suah
2. The Tenth Muse (Abacus, 2020) / Catherine Chung
3. The Wondrous and Tragic Life of Ivan and Ivana (trans. from the French by Richard Philcox) (World Editions, 2020) / Maryse Condé
4. All Our Broken Idols (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / Paul M.M. Cooper
5. Telephone (Graywolf Press, 2020) / Percival Everett
6. A Job You Mostly Won’t Know How to Do (Counterpoint, 2020) / Peter Fromm
7. Writers & Lovers (Picador, 2020) / Lily King
8. Pew (Granta Books, 2020) / Catherine Lacey
9. Glorious Boy (Red Hen Press, 2020) / Aimee Liu
10. The Disoriented (trans. from the French by Frank Wynne) (World Editions, 2020) / Amin Maalouf

11. A Children’s Bible (W.W. Norton, 2020) / Lydia Millet
12. The Story of a Goat (trans. from the Tamil by N. Kalyan Raman) (Pushkin Press, 2020) / Perumal Murugan
13. Only the River (Counterpoint, 2020) / Anne Raeff
14. Little Eyes (trans. from the Spanish by Megan McDowell) (Riverhead Books/Oneworld Publications, 2020) / Samanta Schweblin
15. The Prettiest Star (Hub City Press, 2020) / Carter Sickels

FIRST NOVELS
1. Shiner (Riverhead Books, 2020) / Amy Jo Burns
2. Latitudes of Longing (One World/riverrun, 2020) / Shubhangi Swarup

STORIES

1. Alligator & Other Stories (Picador, 2020) / Dilma Alzayat
2. I Live in the Slums (trans. from the Chinese by Karen Gernant & Chen Zeping) (Yale University Press, 2020) / Can Xue
3. Sorry For Your Trouble (Ecco/Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / Richard Ford
4. A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth (Little, Brown/Mantle, 2020) / Daniel Mason
5. Good Citizens Need Not Fear (Virago, 2020) / Maria Reva
6. Bird Talk and Other Stories: Modern Tales of a Chinese Romantic (trans. from the Chinese by Frederik H. Green) (Stone Bridge Press, 2020) / Xu Xu
7. Sansei and Sensibilities (Coffee House Press, 2020) / Karen Tei Yamashita

POETRY
1. Touched (HappenStance, 2020) / Alan Buckley
2. The Park (Copper Canyon Press, 2020) / John Freeman

NONFICTION
1. Wild Child: Coming Home to Nature (Granta books, 2020) / Patrick Barkham
2. Humankind: A Hopeful History (trans. from the Dutch by Elizabeth Manton and Erica Moore) (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / Rutger Bregman
3. The Yellow House: A Memoir (Corsair, 2020) / Sarah M. Broom
4. Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking (Alfred A. Knopf, 2020) / Bill Buford
5. The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes (Random House, 2020) / Zachary D. Carter
6. The Cubans: Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Times (Penguin Random House USA, 2020) / Anthony DePalma
7. Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration―and Why It’s Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives (Yale University Press, 2020) / Danny Dorling
8. Braver Than You Think: Around the World on the Trip of My (Mother’s) Lifetime (Counterpoint, 2020) / Maggie Downs
9. Island Dreams: Mapping an Obsession (Canongate Books, 2020) / Gavin Francis
10. Mussolini’s War: Fascist Italy from Triumph to Collapse, 1935-1943 (Allen Lane, 2020) / John Gooch

11. Away from Chaos: The Middle East and the Challenge to the West (trans. from the French by Henry Randolph) (Columbia University Press, 2020) / Gilles Kepel
12. Brown Album: Essays on Exile and Identity (Viking/Penguin Random House USA, 2020) / Porochista Khakpour
13. Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America (Pantheon, 2020) / Laila Lalami
14. Diary of a Young Naturalist (Little Toller, 2020) / Dara McAnulty
15. Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II (Basic Books, 2020) / Roger Moorhouse
16. Smells: A Cultural History of Odours in Early Modern Times (trans. from the French by Susan Pickford) (Polity Press, 2020) / Robert Muchembled
17. Italian Life: A Modern Fable of Loyalty and Betrayal (Harvill Secker, 2020) / Tim Parks
18. The Habsburgs: The Rise and Fall of a World Power (Allen Lane, 2020) / Martyn Rady
19. Wagner’s Parsifal: The Music of Redemption (Allen Lane, 2020) / Roger Scruton
20. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures (Random House, 2020) / Merlin Sheldrake

21. Here We Are: My Friendship with Philip Roth (Penguin Books, 2020) / Benjamin Taylor
22. One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924-1965 (W.W. Norton, 2020) / Jia Lynn Yang
23. Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire (Harvard University Press, 2020) / Tom Zoellner