Monday, June 01, 2020

June 2020 Highlights

NOVELS
1. The Rain Heron (Text Publishing, 2020) / Robbie Arnott
2. The Vanishing Half (Dialogue Books, 2020) / Brit Bennett
3. Parakeet (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Marie-Helene Bertino
4. The Seduction (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / Joanna Briscoe
5. The Golden Rule (Little, Brown, 2020) / Amanda Craig
6. Love (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Roddy Doyle
7. The Voyage of the Morning Light (W.W. Norton, 2020) / Marina Endicott
8. The Blind Light (Picador, 2020) / Stuart Evers
9. The Lying Life of Adults (trans. from the Italian by Ann Goldstein) (Europa Editions, 2020) / Elena Ferrante
10. Holiday Heart (trans. from the Spanish by Charlotte Coombe) (Charco Press, 2020) / Margarita García Robayo

11. The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again (Gollancz, 2020) / M. John Harrison
12. The Patron Saint of Pregnant Women (Flatiron Books, 2020) / Ursula Hegi
13. The Convert (trans. from the Dutch by David McKay) (Harvill Secker, 2020) / Stefan Hertmans
14. The Wild Laughter (Oneworld, 2020) / Caoilinn Hughes
15. Sisters (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Daisy Johnson
16. Miss Benson’s Beetle (Doubleday, 2020) / Rachel Joyce
17. Pilgrims (Atlantic Books, 2020) / Matthew Kneale
18. Blue Ticket (Doubleday, 2020) / Sophie Mackintosh
19. How Beautiful We Were (Random House, 2020) / Imbolo Mbue
20. Utopia Avenue (Sceptre, 20120) / David Mitchell

21. Mexican Gothic (Del Rey/Quercus, 2020) / Silvia Moreno-Garcia
22. Death in Her Hands (Jonathan Cape/Penguin Press, 2020) / Ottessa Moshfegh
23. Fracture (trans. from the Spanish by Nick Caistor & Lorenza Garcia) (Granta, 2020) / Andrés Neuman
24. Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars (4th Estate/Ecco, 2020) / Joyce Carol Oates
25. Shadowplay (Europa Editions, 2020) / Joseph O’Connor
26. Miss Iceland (trans. from the Icelandic by Brian Fitzgibbon) (Black Cat/Grove Press, 2020) / Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
27. Echo on the Bay (trans. from the Japanese by Angus Turvill) (Two Lines Press, 2020) / Masatsugu Ono
28. Minor Detail (trans. from the Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette) (W.W. Norton, 2020) / Adania Shibli
29. Rodham (Random House, 2020) / Curtis Sittenfeld
30. An Ocean Without a Shore (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2020) / Scott Spencer

31. Wretchedness (trans. from the Swedish by Nichola Smalley) (And Other Stories, 2020) / Andrzej Tichý
32. The Taste of Sugar (Liveright, 2020) / Marisel Vera
33. The Weekend (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020) / Charlotte Wood

FIRST NOVELS
1. This Happy (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020) / Niamh Campbell
2. A Burning (Alfred A. Knopf, 2020) / Megha Majumdar
3. What’s Left of Me is Yours (Doubleday, 2020) / Stephanie Scott
4. The Lightness (William Morrow, 2020) / Emily Temple
5. Valentine (4th Estate, 2020) / Elizabeth Wetmore

STORIES
1. Intimacies (Faber & Faber, 2020) / Lucy Caldwell
2. I Hold a Wolf by the Ears (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Laura van den Berg

POETRY
1. Moving House (Carcanet Press, 2020) / Theophilus Kwek

NONFICTION
1. Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Alfred A. Knopf, 2020) / Nicholas A. Basbanes
2. Humankind: A Hopeful History (trans. from the Dutch by Elizabeth Manton and Erica Moore) (Little, Brown, 2020) / Rutger Bregman
3. Feeding the People: The Politics of the Potato (Cambridge University Press, 2020) / Rebecca Earle
4. Strangers on the Praia: A Tale of Refugees and Resistance in Wartime Macao (Blacksmith Books, 2020) / Paul French
5. November 1918: The German Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2020) / Robert Gerwarth
6. Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem, and Russia’s Remaking of the West (Harper, 2020) / Luke Harding
7. The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China (Viking, 2020) / Jonathan Kaufman
8. The Dragons, the Giant, the Women (Graywolf Press, 2020) / Wayétu Moore
9. All the Way to the Tigers: A Memoir (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2020) / Mary Morris
10. Atlantic Wars: From the Fifteenth Century to the Age of Revolution (Oxford University Press USA, 2020) / Geoffrey Plank

11. A People Betrayed: A History of Corruption, Political Incompetence and Social Division in Modern Spain, 1874-2018 (Liveright, 2020) / Paul Preston
12. Superpower Interrupted: The Chinese History of the World (PublicAffairs, 2020) / Michael Schuman
13. The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move (Bloomsbury USA, 2020) / Sonia Shah
14. Maoism and Grassroots Religion: The Communist Revolution and the Reinvention of Religious Life in China (Oxford University Press USA, 2020) / Xiaoxuan Wang
15. The Mystery of Charles Dickens (Atlantic Books, 2020) / A.N. Wilson