Sunday, October 31, 2021

November 2021 Highlights

NOVELS
1. The Selfless Act of Breathing (Dialogue Books, 2021) / J.J. Bola
2. The Perishing (Counterpoint, 2021) / Natasha Deón
3. The Sentence (Harper, 2021) / Louise Erdrich
4. Never (Macmillan/Viking, 2021) / Ken Follett
5. O Beautiful (St Martin’s Press, 2021) / Jung Yun
6. Small Things Like These (Grove, 2021) / Claire Keegan
7. Tenderness (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Alison MacLeod
8. The Transentients (trans. from the Spanish by Jessica Powell) (McPherson, 2021) / Sergio Missana
9. The Retreat (Salt Publishing, 2021) / Alison Moore
10. The Fell (Picador, 2021) / Sarah Moss

11. An Unusual Grief (Cassava Republic Press, 2021) / Yewande Otomotoso
12. The Island of Missing Trees (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Elif Shafak
13. Our Country Friends (Random House, 2021) / Gary Shteyngart
14. Blue Skinned Gods (Legend Press, 2021) / S.J. Sindu
15. Where You Come From (trans. from the German by Damion Searls) (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Saša Stanišić
16. Trust (trans. from the Italian by Jhumpa Lahiri) (Europa Editions, 2021) / Domenico Starnone
17. The Books of Jacob (trans. from the Polish by Jennifer Croft) (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2021) / Olga Tokarczuk
18. Lily: A Tale of Revenge (Chatto & Windus, 2021) / Rose Tremain
19. Harsh Times (trans. from the Spanish by Adrian Nathan West) (Faber & Faber/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Mario Vargas Llosa
20. The Gardener (Viking, 2021) / Sally Vickers

21. The Swift and the Harrier (Allen & Unwin, 2021) / Minette Walters
22. A Previous Life (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Edmund White
23. Still Life (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2021) / Sarah Winman

FIRST NOVELS
1. New York, My Village (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Uwem Akpan
2. Somebody Loves You (And Other Stories, 2021) / Mona Arshi
3. A Net for Small Fishes (Flatiron Books, 2021) / Lucy Jago
4. Pity the Beast (And Other Stories, 2021) / Robin McLean
5. The Falling Thread (Bloomsbury Circus, 2021) / Adam O’Riordan
6. Love in the Big City (trans. from the Korean by Anton Hur) (Black Cat, 2021) / Sang Young Park
7. Learwife (Canongate, 2021) / J.R. Thorp
8. Win Me Something (Tin House, 2021) / Kyle Lucia Wu

STORIES
1. Catalogue of a Private Life (trans. from the Arabic by Sawad Hussain) (Dedalus Books, 2021) / Najwa Bin Shatwan
2. Medusa’s Ankles: Selected Stories (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / A.S. Byatt
3. The Annotated Arabian Nights: Tales from 1001 Nights (trans. by Yasmine Seale) (Liveright, 2021) / Paulo Lemos Horta (ed.)
4. People From My Neighborhood (trans. from the Japanese by Ted Goossen) (Soft Skull Press, 2021) / Hiromi Kawakami
5. Five Tuesdays in Winter (Grove, 2021) / Lily King
6. Things We Do Not Tell the People We Love (Sceptre, 2021) / Huma Qureshi
7. Look for Me and I’ll Be Gone (Canongate, 2021) / John Edgar Wideman
8. The City of Mist (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021) / Carlos Ruiz Zafón

POETRY
1. Against Silence (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Frank Bidart
2. Like a Tree, Walking (Carcanet Press, 2021) / Vahni Capildeo
3. New and Selected Poems (Picador, 2021) / Ian Duhig
4. Osebol: Voices from a Swedish Village (trans. from the Swedish by Peter Graves) (Allen Lane, 2021) / Marit Kapla
5. Howdie-Skelp (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Paul Muldoon
6. The All-Seeing Eye: Collected Poems (trans. from the Chinese by John Balcom) (Cambria Press, 2021) / Shang Qin
7. Oak (Picador, 2021) / Katharine Towers
8. Stones (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Kevin Young

NONFICTION
1. The Greeks: A Global History (Faber & Faber/Basic Books, 2021) / Roderick Beaton
2. The Sinner and the Saint: Dostoevsky, a Crime and Its Punishment / Dostoevsky and the Gentleman Murderer Who Inspired a Masterpiece (Allen Lane/Penguin Press, 2021) / Kevin Birmingham
3. Kashmir at the Crossroads: Inside a 21st-Century Conflict (Yale University Press, 2021) / Sumantra Bose
4. Our First Civil War: Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution (Doubleday, 2021) / H.W. Brands
5. A Splendid Intelligence: The Life of Elizabeth Hardwick (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Cathy Curtis
6. Magritte: A Life (Profile Books/Pantheon, 2021) / Alex Danchev
7. Essays Two: On Proust, Translation, Foreign Languages and the City of Arles (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Lydia Davis
8. Why Food Matters (Yale University Press, 2021) / Paul Freedman
9. Oppositions: Selected Essays (Serpent’s Tail, 2021) / Mary Gaitskill
10. The Ruin of All Witches: Life and Death in the New World (Allen Lane, 2021) / Malcolm Gaskill

11. I Live a Life Like Yours: A Memoir (trans. from the Norwegian by B.L. Crook) (Pushkin Press, 2021) / Jan Grue
12. A Hitch In Time: Writings from the London Review of Books (Atlantic Books, 2021) / Christopher Hitchens
13. On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times (Metropolitan Books, 2021) / Michael Ignatieff
14. The Fall of Robespierre: 24 Hours in Revolutionary Paris (Oxford University Press, 2021) / Colin Jones
15. The Greek Revolution: 1821 and the Making of Modern Europe (Allen Lane/Penguin Press, 2021) / Mark Mazower
16. A Venetian at the Mughal Court: The Life and Adventures of Nicolò Manucci (trans. from the Italian by Elisabetta Gnecchi Ruscone) (Penguin Random House India, 2021) / Marco Moneta
17. Allegorizings (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Jan Morris
18. Last Letter to a Reader: Essays (Giramondo, 2021) / Gerald Murnane
19. These Precious Days: Essays (Harper, 2021) / Ann Patchett
20. Indigo: Arm Wrestling, Snake Saving, and Some Things In Between (Catapult, 2021) / Padgett Powell

21. A Life of Picasso: The Minotaur Years 1933-1943 (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / John Richardson
22. The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III (Viking, 2021) / Andrew Roberts
23. Looking for the Good War: American Amnesia and the Violent Pursuit of Happiness (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Elizabeth D. Samet
24. Pride, Prejudice and Punditry: The Essential Shashi Tharoor (Aleph Book Company, 2021) / Shashi Tharoor
25. The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English (Profile Books, 2021) / Hana Videen
26. When the Sahara Was Green: How Our Greatest Desert Came to Be (Princeton University Press, 2021) / Martin Williams

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