Sunday, May 01, 2016

May 2016 Highlights

NOVELS
1. Madonna in a Fur Coat (trans. from the Turkish by Maureen Freely & Alexander Dawe) (Penguin Classics, 2016) / Sabahattin Ali
2. Enchanted Islands (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2016) / Allison Amend
3. The Bones of Grace (Canongate Books, 2016) / Tahmima Anam
4. The Summer Guest (Harper, 2016) / Alison Anderson
5. Britt-Marie Was Here (trans. from the Swedish by Henning Koch) (Atria Books, 2016) / Fredrik Backman
6. A Country Road, A Tree (Doubleday/Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Jo Baker
7. The House at the Edge of Night (Hutchinson, 2016) / Catherine Banner
8. The Noise of Time (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Julian Barnes
9. The Beautiful Dead (Bantam Press, 2016) / Belinda Bauer
10. And After the Fire (Harper, 2016) / Lauren Belfer

11. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven (Simon & Schuster, 2016) / Chris Cleave
12. The City of Mirrors (Ballantine Books, 2016) / Justin Cronin
13. Zero K (Scribner/Picador, 2016) / Don DeLillo
14. The After Party (Riverhead Books, 2016) / Anton DiSclafani
15. The Veins of the Ocean (Grove Press, 2016) / Patricia Engel
16. LaRose (Harper, 2016) / Louise Erdrich
17. Eleven Hours (Tin House Books, 2016) / Pamela Erens
18. Long Time Lost (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Chris Ewan
19. The Theoretical Foot (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / M.F.K. Fisher
20. Heat & Light (Ecco, 2016) / Jennifer Haigh

21. Weekend (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2016) / Jane Eaton Hamilton
22. The Lie Tree (Amulet Books, 2016) / Frances Hardinge
23. Redemption Road (Thomas Dunne Books/St Martin’s Press, 2016) / John Hart
24. Imagine Me Gone (Little, Brown, 2016) / Adam Haslett
25. Before the Fall (Grand Central Publishing, 2016) / Noah Hawley
26. Serious Sweet (Jonthan Cape, 2016) / A.L. Kennedy
27. The Children (St Martin’s Press, 2016) / Ann Leary
28. Unknown Remains (Counterpoint, 2016) / Peter Leonard
29. The Lubetkin Legacy (Fig Tree, 2016) / Marina Lewycka
30. Wilde Lake (HarperCollins Publishers, 2016) / Laura Lippman

31. Late One Night (Dzanc Books, 2016) / Lee Martin
32. Solar Bones (Tramp Press, 2016) / Mike McCormack
33. The Book of Harlan (Akashic Books, 2016) / Bernice L. McFadden
34. Sweet Lamb of Heaven (W.W. Norton, 2016) / Lydia Millet
35. Villa Triste (trans. from the French by John Cullen) (Other Press, 2016) / Patrick Modiano
36. The Sport of Kings (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Fourth Estate, 2016) / C.E. Morgan
37. The Fox Was Ever the Hunter (trans. from the German by Philip Boehm) (Metropolitan Books/Portobello Books, 2016) / Herta Müller
38. The Last Days of Ava Langdon (University of Queenland Press, 2010) / Mark O’Flynn
39. This Must Be the Place (Tinder Press, 2016) / Maggie O’Farrell
40. Gods & Angels (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / David Park

41. Conspiracy (HarperCollins, 2016) / S.J. Parris
42. The Essex Serpent (Serpent’s Tail, 2016) / Sarah Perry
43. Above the Waterfall (Canongate Books, 2016) / Ron Rash
44. Three-Martini Lunch (Allison & Busby, 2016) / Suzanne Rindell
45. Now and Again (Fleet, 2016) / Charlotte Rogan
46. Everybody’s Fool (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Richard Russo
47. The Birdwatcher (Riverrun, 2016) / William Shaw
48. The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 (The Borough Press, 2016) / Lionel Shriver
49. Where the Trees Were (Blackfriars/Little, Brown, 2016) / Inga Simpson
50. Modern Lovers (Riverhead Books, 2016) / Emma Straub

51. Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Knopf Canada, 2016) / Madeleine Thien
52. Dear Fang, With Love (Grove Press, 2016) / Rufi Thorpe
53. The Gustav Sonata (Chatto & Windus, 2016) / Rose Tremain
54. Father’s Day (Oneworld Publications, 2016) / Simon Van Booy
55. Reputations (trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean) (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / Juan Gabriel Vásquez
56. Smoke (Doubleday, 2016) / Dan Vyleta
57. June (Crown Publishing, 2016) / Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
58. Last Ride to Graceland (Gallery Books, 2016) / Kim Wright

FIRST NOVELS
1. The House at the Edge of Night (Hutchinson, 2016) / Catherine Banner
2. The Atomic Weight of Love (Algonquin Books, 2016) / Elizabeth J. Church
3. The Sacred Combe (Scribe, 2016) / Thomas Maloney
4. Sweetbitter (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Stephanie Danler
5. Native Believer (Akashic Books, 2016) / Ali Eteraz
6. Over the Plain Houses (Hub City Press, 2016) / Julia Franks
7. The Dry (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2016) / Jane Harper
8. The Vanishing Futurist (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Charlotte Hobson
9. The Loney (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 29016) / Andrew Michael Hurley
10. Nitro Mountain (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Lee Clay Johnson

11. The Outside Lands (Picador, 2016) / Hannah Kohler
12. Masha Regina (trans. from the Russian by Lisa C. Hayden) (Oneworld Publications, 2016) / Vadim Levental
13. I Let You Go (Berkley, 2016) / Clare Mackintosh
14. Hystopia (Faber & Faber, 2016) / David Means
15. A Rising Man (Harvill Secker, 2016) / Abir Mukherjee
16. Nothing on Earth (Doubleday Ireland, 2016) / Conor O’Callaghan
17. The Assistants (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2016) / Camille Perri
18. Alice and the Fly (Quercus, 2016) / James Rice
19. The Last Days of Summer (Penguin Ireland, 2016) / Vanessa Ronan
20. The Mirror Thief (Melville House Publishing, 2016) / Martin Seay

21. Tokio Whip (Stone Bridge Press, 2016) / Arturo Silva
22. Her Father’s Daughter (trans. from the French by Adriana Hunter) (Peirene Press, 2016) / Marie Sizun
23. Golden Hill (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Francis Spufford

STORIES
1. The Springs of Affection (Stinging Fry Press, 2016) / Maeve Brennan
2. Multitudes (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Lucy Caldwell
3. Man and Wife (A Strange Object, 2016) / Rufi Thorpe
4. The Pier Falls and Other Stories (Jonathan Cape/Doubleday, 2016) / Mark Haddon
5. The High Places (Sceptre/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) / Fiona McFarlane
6. Blind Water Pass & Other Stories (JM Originals/John Murray, 2016) / Anna Metcalfe
7. Allegheny Front (Sarabande Books, 2016) / Matthew Neill Null
8. The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror (The Mysterious Press/Head of Zeus, 2016) / Joyce Carol Oates
9. Wild Quiet (New Island Books, 2016) / Roisín O’Donnell
10. Gods and Angels (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / David Park

11. Some Possible Solutions (Henry Holt, 2016) / Helen Phillips
12. You May See a Stranger (Triquarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2016) / Paula Whyman

POETRY
1. Pearl (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Simon Armitage
2. Beyond Elsewhere (trans. from the French by Hélène Cardona) (White Pine Press, 2016) / Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac
3. Carrying the World (Hachette Australia, 2016) / Maxine Beneba Clarke
4. Collected Poems, 1974-2004 (W.W. Norton, 2016) / Rita Dove
5. Dianoia (Nightboat, 2016) / Michael Heller
6. Fugitive Colours (Polygon, 2016) / Liz Lochead
7. Selected Poems (Faber & Faber, 2016) / Jamie McKendrick
8. May Day (Graywolf Press, 2016) / Gretchen Marquette
9. Extracting the Stones of Madness (trans. from the Spanish by Yvette Siegert) (New Directions, 2016) / Alejandra Pizarnik
10. Say Something Back (Picador, 2016) / Denise Riley

11. Once and For All: The Best of Delmore Schwartz (ed. Craig Morgan Teicher & with an introduction  by John Ashbery) (New Directions, 2016) / Delmore Schwartz  
12. Meanwhile, Trees (Bloodaxe Books, 2016) / Mark Waldron

NONFICTION
1. Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets (trans. from the Russian by Bela Shayevich) (Random House/Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2016) / Svetlana Alexievich
2. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (Bloomsbury USA, 2016) / Carol Anderson
3. Voyager: Travel Writings (Ecco, 2016) / Russell Banks
4. Plots (Columbia University Press, 2016) / Robert L. Belknap
5. Joseph Brodsky and the Creation of Exile (Princeton University Press, 2016) / David M. Bethea
6. The Irish Enlightenment (Harvard University Press, 2016) / Michael Brown
7. Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild (Crown, 2016) / James Campbell
8. Boy Erased: A Memoir (Riverhead Books, 2016) / Garrard Conley
9. The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria (Liveright, 2016) / Janine di Giovanni
10. The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History, 1962-1976 (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) / Frank Dikötter

11. White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World (Pantheon, 2016) / Geoff Dyer
12. Culture (Yale University Press, 2016) / Terry Eagleton
13. The Wood for the Trees: A Long View of Nature from a Small Wood (William Collins, 2016) / Richard Fortey
14. The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction (Headline/William Morrow, 2016) / Neil Gaiman
15. Little Labors (New Direction, 2016) / Rivka Galchen
16. The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation (The University of Chicago Press, 2016) / Bryan A. Garner
17. Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World (Yale University Press/Atlantic Press, 2016) / Timothy Garton Ash
18. Mother Tongue: My Family’s Globe-Trotting Quest to Dream in Mandarin, Laugh in Arabic, and Sing in Spanish: A Memoir (Avery/Penguin Random House, 2016) / Christine Gilbert
19. Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years (Viking, 2016) / John Guy
20. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging (Twelve, 2016) / Sebastian Junger

21. The Discovery of Chance: The Life and Thought of Alexander Herzen (Harvard University Press, 2016) / Aileen M. Kelly
22. Cast Away: Stories of Survival from Europe’s Refugee Crisis (Portobello Books, 2016) / Charlotte McDonald-Gibson
23. Liberty or Death: The French Revolution (Yale University Press, 2016) / Peter McPhee
24. Strangers in Our Midst: The Political Philosophy of Immigration (Harvard University Press, 2016) / David Miller
25. English Voices: Lives, Landscapes, Laments (Simon & Schuster, 2016) / Ferdinand Mount
26. On Friendship (Basic Books, 2016) / Alexander Nehemas
27. Fingers in the Sparkle Jar (Ebury Press, 2016) Chris Packham
28. When True Love Came to China (Hong Kong University Press, 2016) / Lynn Pan
29. Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire (The University of Chicago Press, 2016) / Marjorie Perloff
30. India’s War: World War II and the Making of Modern South India (Basic Books, 2016) / Srinath Raghavan

31. My Grandmother’s Glass Eye: A Look at Poetry (Atlantic Books, 2016) / Craig Raine
32. The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End (Virago, 2016) / Katie Roiphe
33. The Found Voice: Writers’ Beginnings (Oxford University Press, 2016) / Denis Sampson
34. East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (Weidenfeld & Nicolson/Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Philippe Sands
35. The Romanovs: 1613-1918 (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) / Simon Sebag Montefiores
36. The Great Clod: Notes and Memoirs on Nature and History in East Asia (Counterpoint, 2016) / Gary Snyder
37. First Light: A Celebration of Alan Garner (Unbound, 2016) / Erica Wagner (ed.)
38. Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen (Headline Review, 2016) / Alison Weir
39. The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father (Metropolitan Books, 2016) / Kao Kalian Yang