Saturday, August 01, 2020

August 2020 Highlights

NOVELS
1. Against the Loveless World (Atria Books, 2020) / Susan Abulhawa
2. A Luminous Republic (trans. from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman) (Granta Books, 2020) / Andrés Barba
3. A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom (Hogarth, 2020) / John Boyne
4. Jacob’s Advice (Unbound, 2020) / Jude Cook
5. The Mission House (Granta Books, 2020) / Carys Davies
6. The Death of Vivek Oji (Faber & Faber/Riverhead, 2020) / Akwaeke Emezi
7. Sachiko (trans. from the Japanese by Van C. Gessel) (Columbia University Press, 2020) / Endō Shūsaku
8. The Bird in the Bamboo Cage (HarperCollins, 2020) / Hazel Gaynor
9. Northernmost (Alfred A. Knopf, 2020) / Peter Geye
10. A Room Made of Leaves (Canongate, 2020) / Kate Grenville

11. A Lover’s Discourse (Chatto & Windus, 2020) / Xiaolu Guo
12. We Are All the Same in the Dark (Ballantine Books/Michael Joseph, 2020) / Julia Heaberlin
13. Moonflower Murders (Century, 2020) / Anthony Horowitz
14. The Sound Mirror (Bluemoose Books, 2020) / Heidi James
15. Sisters (Jonathan Cape/Riverhead, 2020) / Daisy Johnson
16. When These Mountains Burn (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2020) / David Joy
17. Breasts and Eggs (trans. from the Japanese by Sam Bett & David Boyd) (Picador, 2020) / Mieko Kawakami
18. The Exiles (Custom House/Morrow, 2020) / Christina Baker Kline
19. With or Without You (Algonquin Books, 2020) / Caroline Leavitt
20. The Beggar’s Pawn (Penguin Books, 2020) / John L’Heureux

21. Must I Go (Hamish Hamilton, 2020) / Yiyun Li
22. The Boy in the Field (Harper/Sceptre, 2020) / Margot Livesey
23. The Labyrinth (Text Publishing, 2020) / Amanda Lohrey
24. Blue Ticket (Hamish Hamilton, 2020) / Sophie Mackintosh
25. The New American (Simon & Schuster, 2020) / Micheline Aharonian Marcom
26. I Give It to You (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday/Serpent’s Tail, 2020) / Valerie Martin
27. Still Life (Little, Brown, 2020) / Val McDermid
28. Summerwater (Picador, 2020) / Sarah Moss
29. The Glass Kingdom (Hogarth/Crown, 2020) / Lawrence Osborne
30. Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey (Penguin Books, 2020) / Kathleen Rooney

31. The Housing Lark (Penguin Classics, 2020) / Sam Selvon
32. Summer (Hamish Hamilton, 2020) / Ali Smith
33. The Glass Hotel (Picador, 2020) / Emily St John Mandel
34. Strange Flowers (Doubleday, 2020) / Donal Ryan
35. The Queen of Tuesday: A Lucille Ball Story (Random House, 2020) / Darin Strauss
36. The Last Great Road Bum (MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Héctor Tobar
37. The Frightened Ones (trans. from the Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette) (Alfred A. Knopf, 2020) / Dima Wannous
38. A Saint from Texas (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / Edmund White

FIRST NOVELS
1. Black Sunday (Canongate, 2020) / Tola Rotimi Abraham
2. The New Wilderness (Harper/Oneworld, 2020) / Diane Cook
3. Here is the Beehive (Bloomsbury Circus, 2020)P / Sarah Crossan
4. As You Were (Harvill Secker, 2020) / Elaine Feeney
5. Aria (Pantheon, 2020) / Nazanine Hozar
6. The Residue Years (Dialogue Books, 2020) / Mitchell S. Jackson
7. Luster (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Raven Leilani
8. Migrations (Flatiron Books, 2020) / Charlotte McConaghy
9. A Ghost in the Throat (Tramp Press, 2020) / Doireann Ní Ghríofa
10. The Beauty of Your Face (Legend Press, 2020) / Sahar Mustafah

11. True Story (Viking, 2020) / Kate Reed Perry
12. Love After Love (Oneworld, 2020) / Ingrid Persaud
13. Shuggie Bain (Picador, 2020) / Douglas Stuart

STORIES
1. If I Had Two Wings (W.W. Norton, 2020) / Randall Kenan
2. In the Valley (Doubleday, 2020) / Ron Rash
3. A House Is a Body (Algonquin, 2020) / Shruti Swamy

POETRY
1. Here is the Sweet Hand (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Francine J. Harris
2. Growlery (Carcanet Press, 2020) / Katherine Horrex
3. How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) (Faber & Faber, 2020) / Barbara Kingsolver
4. My Darling from the Lions (Picador, 2020) / Rachel Long
5. The Candlelight Master (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Michael Longley
6. Land’s End: New and Selected Poems (University of Chicago Press, 2020) / Gail Mazur
7. Fury (Carcanet Press, 2020) / David Morley
8. Middle Distance (W.W. Norton, 2020) / Stanley Plumly

NONFICTION

1. Tales from the Life of Bruce Wannell: Adventurer, Linguist, Orientalist (Sickle Moon for Eland Publishing, 2020) / Barnaby Rogerson & Rose Baring (eds.)
2. The Yellow House (Corsair, 2020) / Sarah M. Broom
3. Survivors: Children’s Lives After the Holocaust (Yale University Press, 2020) / Rebecca Clifford
4. Himalaya: A Human History (The Bodley Head, 2020) / Ed Douglas
5. Magdalena: River of Dreams (The Bodley Head, 2020) / Wade Davis
6. Time of the Magicians: Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade That Reinvented Philosophy (trans. from the German by Shaun Whiteside) (Penguin Press, 2020) / Wolfram Eilenberger
7. Time of the Magicians: The Invention of Modern Thought, 1919-1929 (trans. from the German by Shaun Whiteside) (Allen Lane, 2020) / Wolfram Eilenberger
8. The Saddest Words: William Faulkner’s Civil War (Liveright, 2020) / Michael Gorra
9. Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Alex Halberstadt
10. Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe (Allen Lane, 2020) / Judith Herrin

11. Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots (Harper, 2020) / Morgan Jerkins
12. God’s Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World (Liveright, 2020) / Alan Mikhail
13. God’s Shadow: The Ottoman Sultan Who Shaped the Modern World (Faber & Faber, 2020) / Alan Mikhail
14. Vesper Flights (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Helen Macdonald
15. Spirit of Place: Artists, Writers and the British Landscape (Thames & Hudson, 2020) / Susan Owens
16. The Lost Pianos of Siberia (Grove Press, 2020) / Sophy Roberts
17. The Nature of Nature: Why We Need the Wild (National Geographic, 2020) / Enric Sala
18. How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division (Wellcome Collection, 2020) / Elif Shafak
19. Spoon-Fed: Why Almost Everything We’ve Been Told About Food is Wrong (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Tim Spector
20. The Unfathomable Ascent: How Hitler Came to Power (Little, Brown, 2020) / Peter Ross Range

21. A Dominant Character: The Radical Science and Restless Politics of J.B.S. Haldane (Atlantic Books, 2020) / Samanth Subramanian
22. Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art (Bloomsbury Sigma, 2020) / Rebecca Wragg Sykes
23. Caste: The Lies That Divide Us (Allen Lane, 2020) / Isabel Wilkerson
24. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent (Random House, 2020) / Isabel Wilkerson
25. The Mystery of Charles Dickens (Harper, 2020) / A.N. Wilson