Friday, April 01, 2016

April 2016 Highlights

APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
T.S. ELIOT

NOVELS
1. The Cauliflower (William Heinemann, 2016) / Nicola Barker
2. Kill and Be Killed (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2016) / Louis Begley
3. The Lonely Sea and Sky (New Island Books, 2016) / Dermot Bolger
4. Alice & Oliver (Random House, 2016) / Charles Bock
5. The Queen of the Night (Michael Joseph, 2016) / Alexander Chee
6. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven (Sceptre, 2016) / Chris Cleave
7. The History of Great Things (Harper Perennial, 2016) / Elizabeth Crane
8. Before We Visit the Goddess (Simon & Schuster, 2016) / Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
9. Exposure (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016) / Helen Dunmore
10. The Mother (Mantle, 2016) / Yvette Edwards

11. The Sunlight Pilgrims (William Heinemann, 2016) / Jenni Fagan
12. Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland (New Island Books, 2016) / Mia Gallagher
13. The Excellent Lombards (Grand Central Publishing, 2016) / Jane Hamilton
14. The Gun Room (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / Georgina Harding
15. Different Class (Doubleday, 2016) / Joanne Harris
16. Emperor of the Eight Islands: The Tale of Shikanoko (FSG Originals, 2016) / Lian Hearn
17. Hitman Anders and the Meaning Of It All (trans. from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles) (4th Estate, 2016) / Jonas Jonasson
18. My Struggle: Book Five (published as Some Rain Must Fall: My Struggle: Book Five in the U.K.) (trans. from the Norwegian by Donald Bartlett) (Archipelago Books, 2015) / Karl Ove Knausgaard
19. Before the Wind (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Jim Lynch
20. Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun (Cassava Rpublic Press, 2016) / Sarah Ladino Manyika

21. Quiet Neighbors (Midnight Ink, 2016) / Catriona McPherson
22. Hystophia (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / David Means
23. Chasing the North Star (Algonquin Books, 2016) / Robert Morgan
24. Paris Spring (Head of Zeus, 2016) / James Naughtie
25. Ladivine (trans. from the French by Jordan Stump) (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Marie NDiaye
26. City of Secrets (Viking, 2016) / Stewart O’Nan
27. Miller’s Valley (Random House, 2016) / Anna Quindlen
28. Three-Martini Lunch (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2016) / Suzanne Rindell
29. Now and Again (Little, Brown, 2016) / Charlotte Rogan
30. The Chosen Ones (trans. from the Swedish by Anna Paterson) (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Steve Sem-Sandberg

31. Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice (Random House, 2016) / Curtis Sittenfeld
32. The Last Painting of Sara de Vos (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Allen & Unwin, 2016) / Dominic Smith
33. Mothering Sunday: A Romance (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Graham Swift
34. The Ashes of London (HarperCollins, 2016) / Andrew Taylor
35. Father’s Day (Harper, 2016) / Simon Van Booy
36. The Blade Artist (Jonathan Cape, 2016) / Irvine Welsh
37. Our Young Man (Bloomsbury USA, 2016) / Edmund White
38. The Naturalist (Random House Canada, 2016) / Alissa York

FIRST NOVELS
1. Dodgers (Crown Publishing, 2016) / Bill Beverly
2. Sitting Ducks (Fair Acre Press, 2016) / Lisa Blower
3. The Houseguest (Counterpoint, 2016) / Kim Brooks
4. Ghosts of Bergen County (Tin House Books, 2016) / Dana Cann
5. The Midnight Watch (Atlantic Books, 2016) / David Dyer
6. What Belongs to You (Picador, 2016) / Garth Greenwell
7. A Dying Breed (Two Roads, 2016) / Peter Hanington
8. The Poet Is a Radio (Linda Leith Publishing, 2016) / Jack Hannan
9. Maestra (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2016) / L.S. Hilton
10. The Adventurist (St Martin’s Press, 2016) / J. Bradford Hipps

11. Born on a Tuesday (Cassava Republic Press, 2016) / Elnathan John
12. The Translation of Love (Doubleday, 2016) / Lynn Katsukake
13. The Minor Outsider (ONE/Pushkin Press, 2016) / Ted McDermott
14. Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain (Doubleday, 2016) / Barney Norris
15. Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings (Viking, 2016) / Stephen O’Connor
16. Tuesday Nights in 1980 (Scout Press/Simon & Schuster, 2016) / Molly Prentiss
17. Work Like Any Other (Scrinner UK, 2016) / Virginia Reeves
18. They Are Trying to Break Your Heart (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / David Savill
19. Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains (Hamish Hamilton, 2016) / Yasuko Thanh
20. Spoils (Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown, 2017) / Brian Van Reet

21. Daredevils (Penguin Press, 2016) / Shawn Vestal

STORIES
1. Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre (The Borough Press, 2016) / Tracy Chevalier (ed.)
2. Foreign Soil (Corsair, 2016) / Maxine Beneba Clarke
3. Tales of Persuasion (Fourth Estate, 2016) / Philip Hensher
4. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (Picador, 2016) / Helen Oyeyemi
5. The Bed Moved (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Rebecca Schiff
6. All That Man Is (Jonathan Cape, 2016) / David Szalay
7. Floating Like the Dead (Emblem Editions, 2016) / Yasuko Thanh
8. Hearing Voices Seeing Things (Doire Press, 2016) / William Wall

POETRY
1. The Performance of Becoming Human (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016) / Daniel Borzutzky
2. Complete Poems (ed. Don Share) (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Basil Bunting
3. Life in Suspension (Salmon Publishing, 2016) / Hélène Cardona
4. Standing Water (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / Eleanor Chai
5. Painting Red Orchids (Pitt Street Poetry, 2016) / Eileen Chong
6. The Dead Queen of Bohemia: New & Collected Poems (Polygon, 2016) / Jenni Fagan
7. The Magnitude of My Sublime Existence (Bloodaxe Books, 2016) / Selima Hill
8. Gate of Lilacs: A Verse Commentary on Proust (Picador, 2016) / Clive James
9. Collected Poems: 1958-2015 (Picador, 2016) / Clive James
10. Olio (Wave Books, 2016) / Tyehimba Jess

11. Post- (Milkweed Editions, 2016) / Wayne Miller
12. Collected Poems: 1950-2012 (W.W. Norton, 2016) / Adrienne Rich
13. Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay: An Annotated Edition (ed. Timothy F. Jackson) (Yale University Press, 2016) / Edna St. Vincent Millay
14. Work and Days (Red Hen Press, 2016) / Tess Taylor
15. Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016) / Ocean Vuong
16. ShallCross (Copper Canyon Press, 2016) / C.D. Wright

NONFICTION
1. Kathmandu (Haus Publishing, 2016) / Thomas Bell
2. Crash Course: Essays From Where Writing and Life Collide (Engine Books, 2016) / Robin Black
3. Disraeli: The Novel Politician (Yale University Press, 2016) / David Cesarani
4. The Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf, Literary Tastemaker Extraordinaire (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / Laura Claridge
5. Brothers of the Quill: Oliver Goldsmith in Grub Street (Harvard University Press, 2016) / Norma Clarke
6. Why the Dutch Are Different: A Journey Into the Heart of the Netherlands (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2016) / Ben Coates
7. The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th-Century Bookseller’s Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece (Scribner, 2016) / Laura Cumming
8. The Hurley Maker’s Son (Doubleday Ireland, 2016) / Patrick Deeley
9. In Gratitude (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / Jenny Diski
10. Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / Mitchell Duneier

11. Frantumaglia: Bits and Pieces of Uncertain Origin (Europa Editions, 2016) / Elena Ferrante
12. Pretentiousness: Why It Matters (Coffee House Press, 2016) / Dan Fox
13. Respectable: The Experience of Class (Allen Lane, 2016) / Lynsey Hanley
14. The Life of Louis XVI (Yale University Press, 2016) / John Hardman 
15. True Crimes: A Family Album (Random House, 2016) / Kathryn Harrison
16. Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 (Macmillan, 2016) / Adam Hochschild
17. Lab Girl (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Hope Jahren
18. The Habsburg Empire: A New History (The Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 2016) / Pieter M. Judson
19. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Nation Books, 2016) / Ibram X. Kendi
20. Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide (Tim Duggan Books, 2016) / Michael Kinsley

21. This Thing We Call Literature (Oxford University Press USA, 2016) / Arthur Krystal
22. Crusade and Jihad: Origins, History, Aftermath (Profile Books, 2016) / Malcolm Lambert
23. The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens (Simon & Schuster, 2016) / Paul Mariani
24. City Squares: Eighteen Writers on the Spirit and Significance of Squares Around the World (Harper, 2016) / Catie Marron (ed.)
25. Kill ’Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul (Spiegel & Grau, 2016) / James McBride
26. Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead (Black Inc., 2016) / Thornton McCamish
27. Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World (University of Chicago Press, 2016) Deirdre Nansen McCloskey
28. Cast Away: Stories of Survival from Europe’s Refugee Crisis (Portobello Books, 2016) / Charlotte McDonald-Gibson
29. How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Politics, Equality, Nature (Verso Books, 2016) / George Monbiot
30. Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (Harvard University Press, 2016) / Viet Thanh Nguyen

31. The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction (Columbia University Press, 2016) / M.A. Orthofer
32. The Last Days of Stalin (Yale University Press, 2016) / Joshua Rubenstein
33. Startle and Illuminate: Carol Shields on Writing (eds. Anne Giardini & Nicholas Giardini) (Random House Canada, 2016) / Carol Shields
34. Six Memos from the Last Millennium: A Novelist Reads the Talmud (University of Texas Press, 2016) / Joseph Skibell
35. Far and Away: Essays from the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years (Scribner, 2016) / Andrew Solomon
36. All Tomorrow’s Parties: A Memoir (Grove Press, 2016) / Rob Spillman
37. Young Mr Turner: The First Forty Years, 1775-1815 (Yale University Press, 2016) / Eric Shanes
38. The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / Kate Summerscale
39. Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs Adams (Penguin Press, 2016) / Louisa Thomas
40. Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / Frances Wilson

41. Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire (Belknap Press, 2016) / Peter H. Wilson
42. Six Facets of Light (Jonathan Cape, 2016) / Ann Wore

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