Wednesday, March 31, 2021

April 2021 Highlights

NOVELS
1. Cold Boy’s Wood (Apollo, 2021) / Carol Birch
2. The Passenger (trans. from the German by Philip Boehm) (Metropolitan/Henry Holt, 2021) / Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz
3. Small Pleasures (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021) / Clare Chambers
4. Crazy (Corsair, 2021) / Jane Feaver
5. The Promise (Europa Editions, 2021) / Damon Galgut
6. Libertie (Serpent’s Tail, 2021) / Kaitlyn Greenidge
7. Listening Still (Sceptre, 2021) / Anne Griffin
8. White Shadow (trans. from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett & Don Shaw) (Biblioasis, 2021) / Roy Jacobsen
9. Whereabouts (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Jhumpa Lahiri
10. Bitterhall (Polygon, 2021) / Helen McClory

11. The Performance (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021) / Claire Thomas
12. Lonely Castle in the Mirror (trans. from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel) (Doubleday, 2021) / Mizuki Tsujimura
13. The Night Always Comes (Harper/HarperCollins, 2021) / Willy Vlautin

FIRST NOVELS
1. Winter in Sokcho (trans. from the French by Aneesa Abbas Higgins) (Open Letter, 2021) / Elisa Shua Dusapin
2. Girl in the Walls (4th Estate, 2021) / A.J. Gnuse
3. Caul Baby (Harper, 2021) / Morgan Jerkins
4. Black Dragonfly (Balestier Press, 2021) / Jean Pasley
5. A Lonely Man (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Chris Power
6. Gold Diggers (Penguin Press, 2021) / Sanjena Sathian
7. Boys Don’t Cry (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Fiona Scarlett
8. What Comes After (Riverhead, 2021) / JoAnne Tompkins
9. The Elephant of Belfast (Counterpoint, 2021) / S. Kirk Walsh
10. The Dictionary of Lost Words (Chatto & Windus/Ballantine Books, 2021) / Pip Williams

STORIES
1. Selected Stories (Vintage, 2021) / Elizabeth Bowen
2. The Souvenir Museum (Ecco, 2021) / Elizabeth McCracken
3. First Person Singular (trans. from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel) (Alfred A. Knopf/Harvill Secker, 2021) / Haruki Murakami
4. Male Tears (Bloomsbury Circus, 2021) / Benjamin Myers
5. Farthest South (A Strange Object, 2021) / Ethan Rutherford

POETRY
1. The Wild Fox of Yemen (Graywolf Press, 2021) / Threa Almontaser
2. A Blood Condition (Chatto & Windus, 2021) / Kayo Chingonyi
3. A God at the Door (Bloodaxe Books, 2021) / Tishani Doshi
4. Bird of Winter (Liverpool University Press, 2021) / Alice Hiller
5. Notes on the Sonnets (Penned in the Margins, 2021) / Luke Kennard

NONFICTION
1. The Circling Sky: On Nature and Belonging in an Ancient Forest (Tinder Press, 2021) / Neil Ansell
2. Meditations: The Annotated Edition (trans. from the Greek by Robin Waterfield) (Basic Books, 2021) / Marcus Aurelius
3. Philip Roth: The Biography (W.W. Norton/Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Blake Bailey
4. London: City of Cities (Reaction Books, 2021) / Phil Baker
5. Fifty Sounds (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2021) / Polly Barton
6. Joseph Conrad’s Eastern Voyages: Tales of Singapore and an East Borneo River (Alfred Street Press, 2021) / Ian Burnet
7. The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym (William Collins, 2021) / Paula Byrne
8. This Rare Spirit: A Life of Charlotte Mew (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Julia Copus
9. Why Didn’t You Just Do What You Were Told? (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Jenny Diski
10. Winged Stallions and Wicked Mares: Horses in Indian Myth and History (University of Virginia Press, 2021) / Wendy Doniger

11. Southbound: Essays on Identity, Inheritance, and Social Change (University of Georgia Press, 2021) / Anjali Enjeti
12. Blow Your House Down: A Story of Family, Feminism, and Treason (Counterpoint, 2021) / Gina Frangello
13. Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty (Doubleday, 2021) / Patrick Radden Keefe
14. The Golden Age of the American Essay, 1945-1970 (Anchor, 2021) / Phillip Lopate (ed.)
15. The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Louis Menand
16. Allegorizings (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2021) / Jan Morris
17. The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story (Penguin Press, 2021) / Kate Summerscale
18. Book Wars: The Digital Revolution in Publishing (Polity, 2021) / John B. Thompson
19. West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire (The University of North Carolina Press, 2021) / Kevin Waite
20. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Michelle Zauner