Tuesday, August 31, 2021

September 2021 Highlights

NOVELS

1. A Calling for Charlie Barnes (Viking/Little, Brown, 2021) / Joshua Ferris
2. Civilisations (trans. from the French by Sam Taylor) (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Laurent Binet
3. Talk to Me (Ecco, 2021) / T.C. Boyle
4. Late City (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2021) / Robert Olen Butler
5. When Ghosts Come Home (William Morrow, 2021) / Wiley Cash
6. Insignificance (Coach House Books, 2021) / James Clammer
7. Magpie (4th Estate, 2021) / Elizabeth Day
8. The Inseparables (trans. from the French by Lauren Elkin) (Vintage Classics, 2021) / Simone de Beauvoir
9. Inseparable (trans. from the French by Sandra Smith) (Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers, 2021) / Simone de Beauvoir
10. Cloud Cuckoo Land (Scribner/4th Estate, 2021) / Anthony Doerr
11. Snow Country (Hutchinson, 2021) / Sebastian Faulks

12. A Calling for Charlie Barnes (Viking, 2021) / Joshua Ferris
13. Freight Dogs (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021) / Giles Foden
14. Matrix (William Heinemann, 2021) / Lauren Groff
15. Palmares (Beacon Press/Virago, 2021) / Gayl Jones
16. The Morning Star (trans. from the Norwegian by Martin Aitken) (Penguin Press/Harvill Secker, 2021) / Karl One Knausgaard
17. The War for Gloria (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Atticus Lish
18. Tenderness (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Alison MacLeod
19. The Sisters Mao (Scribe UK, 2021) / Gavin McCrea
20. Apples Never Fall (Henry Holt/Michael Joseph, 2021) / Liane Moriarty

21. The Man Who Died Twice (Viking, 2021) / Richard Osman
22. The Book of Form and Emptiness (Viking/Canongate, 2021) / Ruth Ozeki
23. Bewilderment (W.W. Norton/William Heinemann, 2021) / Richard Powers
24. Beautiful World, Where Are You (Faber & Faber/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Sally Rooney
25. The Earthspinner (Mountain Leopard Press, 2021) / Anuradha Roy
26. Oh, William! (Viking, 2021) / Elizabeth Strout
27. The Magician (Viking/Scribner, 2021) / Colm Tóibín
28. Harlem Shuffle (Fleet, 2021) / Colson Whitehead
29. Harrow (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Joy Williams
30. Planet of Clay (trans. from the Arabic by Leri Price) (World Editions, 2021) / Samar Yazbek

FIRST NOVELS
1. Keeping the House (And Other Stories, 2021) / Tice Cin
2. Snowflake (Harper, 2021) / Louise Nealon
3. The Whistleblower (Zaffre, 2021) / Robert Peston
4. House of Glass Hearts (Yali, 2021) / Leila Siddiqui

STORIES
1. English Magic (Galley Beggar Press, 2021) / Uschi Gatward
2. The Dog of Tithwal (trans. from the Urdu by Khalid Hasan & Muhammad Umar Memon) (Archipelago, 2021) / Sadaat Hasan Manto
3. When Our Fathers Return to Us as Birds (Wayne State University Press, 2021) / Peter Markus
4. Hao (Catapult, 2021) / Ye Chun

POETRY
1. All The Names Given (Picador, 2021) / Raymond Antrobus
2. Men Who Feed Pigeons (Bloodaxe, 2021) / Selima Hill

NONFICTION
1. The Conquistadores: The Untold History of Spanish Discovery and Empire (Viking, 2021) / Fernando Cervantes
2. The Turning Point: A Year That Changed Dickens and the World (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
3. Index, A History of the: A Bookish Adventure (Allen Lane, 2021) / Dennis Duncan
4. Cuba: An American History (Scribner, 2021) / Ada Ferrer
5. Wonderworks: Literary Invention and the Science of Stories (Swift Press, 2021) / Angus Fletcher
6. Poet Warrior: A Memoir (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Joy Harjo
7. Greek Myths: A New Retelling (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Charlotte Higgins
8. Say It Loud!: On Race, Law, History, and Culture (Pantheon, 2021) / Randall Kennedy
9. On the Cusp: Days of ’62 (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / David Kynaston
10. On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint (Graywolf Press/Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Maggie Nelson

11. Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy (Viking, 2021) / Nathaniel Philbrick
12. Europe’s Babylon: The Rise and Fall of Antwerp’s Golden Age (Pegasus, 2021) / Michael Pye
13. Graceland, At Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache From the American South (Milkweed, 2021) / Margaret Renkl
14. Jungle: How Tropical Forests Shaped the World – and Us (Basic Books, 2021) / Patrick Roberts
15. The Amur River: Between Russia and China (Chatto & Windus, 2021) / Colin Thubron
16. Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy (Allen Lane, 2021) / Adam Tooze
17. Beautiful Country: A Memoir (Doubleday, 2021) / Qian Julie Wang

Sunday, August 01, 2021

August 2021 Highlights

NOVELS
1. The Wrong End of the Telescope (Grove Press, 2021) / Rabih Alameddine
2. All’s Well (Simon & Schuster, 2021) / Mona Awad
3. The Women of Troy (Hamish Hamilton/Doubleday, 2021) / Pat Barker
4. The Echo Chamber (Doubleday, 2021) / John Boyne
5. Loved and Missed (Virago, 2021) / Susie Boyt
6. What Happens at Night (Europa Editions, 2021) / Peter Cameron
7. Waiting for the Waters to Rise (trans. from the French by Richard Philcox) (World Editions, 2021) / Maryse Condé
8. Moon and the Mars (Seven Stories, 2021) / Kia Corthron
9. More Than I Love My Life (trans. from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen) (Jonathan Cape/Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / David Grossman
10. A Narrow Door (Orion, 2021) / Joanne Harris

11. A Slow Fire Burning (Doubleday/Riverhead, 2021) / Paula Hawkins
12. The Guide (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Peter Heller
13. The Wingmaker (Text Publishing, 2021) / Mette Jakobsen
14. Monument Maker (White Rabbit, 2021) / David Keenan
15. Billy Summers (Scribner, 2021) / Stephen King
16. Something New Under the Sun (Hogarth/4th Estate, 2021) / Alexandra Kleeman
17. The Plot (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Jean Hanff Korelitz
18. Lightning Strike (Atria, 2021) / William Kent Kruger
19. Once There Were Wolves (Flatiron, 2021) / Charlotte McConaghy
20. 1979 (Little, Brown, 2021) / Val McDermid

21. The Human Zoo (Grove Press/Black Cat, 2021) / Sabina Murray
22. Breathe (Ecco/4th Estate, 2021) / Joyce Carol Oates
23. Men in My Situation (trans. from the Norwegian by Ingvild Burkey) (Harvill Secker, 2021) / Per Petterson
24. The Perfume Thief (Doubleday, 2021) / Timothy Schaffert
25. The Island of Missing Trees (Viking, 2021) / Elif Shafak
26. The Country of Others/In the Country of Others (trans. from the French by Sam Taylor) (Faber & Faber/Penguin Books, 2021) / Leïla Slimani
27. Savage Tongues (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021) /Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
28. The Angels of L19 (Weatherglass, 2021) / Jonathan Walker

FIRST NOVELS
1. Radiant Fugitives (Counterpoint, 2021) / Nawaaz Ahmed
2. Checkout 19 (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Claire-Louise Bennett
3. Edge Case (Ecco, 2021) / YZ Chin
4. Damnation Spring (Scribner, 2021) / Ash Davidson
5. Mrs March (Liveright, 2021) / Virginia Feito
6. Three Rooms (Mariner Books, 2021) / Jo Hamya
7. Paris Is a Party, Paris Is a Ghost (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / David Hoon Kim
8. Paul (Granta, 2021) / Daisy Lafarge
9. Gold Diggers (Penguin Press/Simon & Schuster, 2021) / Sanjena Sathian
10. The Infernal Riddle of Thomas Peach (Hodder & Stoughton, 2021) / Jas Treadwell

STORIES
1. Dark as Last Night (University of Queensland Press, 2021) / Tony Birch
2. Shoko’s Smile (trans. from the Korean by Sung Ryu) (John Murray, 2021) / Choi Eunyoung
3. Skinship (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Yoon Choi
4. People From My Neighbourhood (trans. from the Japanese by Ted Goossen) (Granta, 2021) / Hiromi Kawakami
4. Blank Pages and Other Stories (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Bernard MacLaverty
5. American Estrangement (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
6. Afterparties (Ecco, 2021) / Anthony Veasna So
7. Songs for the Flames (trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean) (Riverhead, 2021) / Juan Gabriel Vásquez
8. We Two Alone (HarperVia, 2021) / Jack Wang
9. Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) Hilma Wolitzer

POETRY
1. Learning to Sleep (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / John Burnside
2. Playlist for the Apocalypse (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Rita Dove
3. Poems 1962-2020 (Penguin Classics, 2021) / Louise Glück
4. Cheryl’s Destinies (Penguin, 2021) / Stephen Sexton
5. A Year in the New Life (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Jack Underwood
6. Grass Chapels: New & Selected Poems (Mercer University Press, 2021) / William Wright

NONFICTION
1. Speak, Silence: In Search of W. G. Sebald (Bloomsbury Circus, 2021) / Carole Angier
2. Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It/Time Management for Mortals (Bodley Head/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Oliver Burkeman
3. Prisoners of Time: Prussians, Germans and Other Humans (Allen Lane, 2021) / Christopher Clark
4. All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler (Little, Brown, 2021) / Rebecca Donner
5. The Gallery of Miracles and Madness: Insanity, Art and Hitler’s First Mass-Murder Programme (William Collins, 2021) / Charlie English
6. Being a Human: Adventures in 40,000 Years of Consciousness (Profile Books, 2021) / Charles Foster
7. Family Business: An Intimate History of John Lewis and the Partnership (William Collins, 2021) / Victoria Glendinning
8. Farming in Modern Irish Literature (Oxford University Press, 2021) / Nicholas Grene
9. Dwelling in the World: Family, House, and Home in Tianjin, China, 1860–1960 (Columbia University Press, 2021) / Elizabeth LaCouture
10. Real Estate: A Living Autobiography (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Deborah Levy

11. The Contemporary American Essay (Anchor, 2021) / Phillip Lopate (ed.)
12. What About the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Alice McDermott
13. The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Mae Ngai
14. Borges and Me: An Encounter (Canongate, 2021) / Jay Parini
15. Secret Selves: A History of Our Inner Space (Bloomsbury Academic, 2021) / Stephen Prickett
16. Antwerp: The Glory Years (Allen Lane, 2021) / Michael Pye
17. Two-Way Mirror: The Life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Fiona Sampson
18. The Truth About Lies: A Taxonomy of Deceit, Hoaxes and Cons (Atlantic Books, 2021) / Aja Raden
19. Karachi Vice: Life and Death in a Contested City (Melville House, 2021) / Samira Shackle
20. Burning Man: The Trials of D.H. Lawrence (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Frances Wilson

21. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir (Picador, 2021) / Michelle Zauner