Monday, May 01, 2017

May 2017 Highlights

NOVELS
1. Love Me Not (Michael Joseph, 2017) / M.J. Arlidge
2. The Night Visitor (Quercus, 2017) / Lucy Atkins
3. Behind the Moon (City Lights Publishers, 2017) / Madison Smartt Bell
4. The 7th Function of Language (trans. from the French by Sam Taylor) (Harvill Secker, 2017) / Laurent Binet
5. Some Rise by Sin (Henry Holt, 2017) / Philip Caputo
6. New Boy (Hogarth, 2017) / Tracy Chevalier
7. Miss Burma (Grove Press, 2017) / Charmaine Craig
8. The Fortunes (Sceptre, 2017) / Peter Ho Davies
9. The Other Hoffmann Sister (Little, Brown, 2017) / Ben Fergusson
10. There Your Heart Lies (Pantheon, 2017) / Mary Gordon

11. The Early Birds (Quercus, 2017) / Laurie Graham
12. Isadora (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2017) / Amelia Gray
13. Gravel Heart (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017) / Abdulrazak Gurnah
14. Into the Water (Doubleday/Riverhead Books, 2017) / Paula Hawkins
15. The Children of Jocasta (Mantle, 2017) / Natalie Haynes
16. Frost at Midnight (Bantam Press, 2017) / James Henry
17. The Parable of the Blind (trans. from the German by Christopher Middleton) (Verba Mundi Books, 2017 / Gert Hofmann
18. Need You Dead (Macmillan, 2017) / Peter James
19. When I Hit You: Or, a Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife (Atlantic Books, 2017) Meena Kandasamy
20. A Good Country (Bloomsbury USA, 2017) / Laleh Khadivi

21. The Baker’s Secret (William Morrow, 2017) / Stephen P. Kiernan
22. The Nothing (Faber & Faber, 2017) / Hanif Kureishi
23. Rich People Problems (Doubleday, 2017) / Kevin Kwan
24. Broken River (Graywolf Press, 2017) / J. Robert Lennon
25. Before We Sleep (Bloomsbury USA, 2017) / Jeffrey Lent
26. Black Moses (trans. from the French by Helen Stevenson) (The New Press, 2017) / Alain Mabanckou
27. All the Beloved Ghosts (Penguin Canada, 2017) / Alison MacLeod
28. The Wild Air (Hodder & Stoughton, 2017) / Rebecca Mascull
29. ’Round Midnight (Touchstone, 2017) / Laura McBride
30. Inheritance from Mother (trans. from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter) (Other Press, 2017) / Minae Mizumura

31. The Gallows Pole (Bluemoose, 2017) / Benjamin Myers
32. The Ice (4th Estate, 2017) / Laline Paull
33. Music of the Ghosts (Simon & Schuster, 2017) / Vaddey Ratner
34. No One Can Pronounce My Name (Picador USA, 2017) / Rakesh Satyal
35. The Awkward Age (Chatto & Windus/Riverhead, 2017) / Francesca Segal
36. Evensong (W.W. Norton, 2017) / Kate Southwood
37. Saints for All Occasions (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017) / J. Courtney Sullivan
38. Mother Land (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) / Paul Theroux
39. House of Names (Viking/Scribner, 2017) / Colm Tóibín
40. Flights (trans. from the Polish by Jennifer Croft) (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2017) / Olga Tokarczuk

41. A Talent for Murder (Simon & Schuster UK, 2017) / Andrew Wilson

FIRST NOVELS
1. Salt Houses (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) / Hala Alyan
2. How to Be Human (Metropolitan Books, 2017) / Paula Cocozza
3. Playing Possum (Aaaargh! Press, 2017) / Kevin Davey
4. Strange Heart Beating (Granta Books, 2017) / Eli Goldstone
5. A Small Revolution (Little A, 2017) / Jimin Han
6. Peculiar Ground (4th Estate, 2017) / Lucy Hughes-Hallett
7. Standard Deviation  (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017) / Katherine Heiny
8. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (HarperCollins/Viking, 2017) / Gail Honeyman
9. The End We Start From (Picador, 2017) / Megan Hunter
10. All That’s Left to Tell (Picador, 2017) / Daniel Lowe

11. Ginny Moon (Park Row Books, 2017) / Benjamin Ludwig
12. You Don’t Know Me (Michael Joseph, 2017) / Imran Mahmood
13. The Dead House (Brandon Books/O’Brien Press, 2017) / Billy O’Callaghan
14. See What I Have Done (Tinder Press, 2017) / Sarah Schmidt
15. Mr. Rochester (Grand Central Publishing, 2017) / Sarah Shoemaker
16. Mothers and Other Strangers (Prospect Park Books, 2017) / Gina Sorell
17. State of Emergency (Epigram Books, 2017) / Jeremy Tiang
18. The Color of Our Sky (William Morrow, 2017) / Amita Trasi
19. Spoils (Jonathan Cape, 2017) / Brian Van Reet
20. Chemistry (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017) / Weike Wang

STORIES
1. The Dinner Party (Little, Brown, 2017) / Joshua Ferris
2. Bad Dreams and Other Stories (Harper, 2017) / Tessa Hadley
3. Peculiar Ground (Fourth Estate, 2017) / Lucy Hughes-Hallett
4. Fen (Graywolf Press, 2017) / Daisy Johnson
5. Jane Austen: The Secret Radical (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017) / Helena Kelly
6. We Could’ve Been Happy Here (MG Press, 2017) / Keith Lesmeister
7. All the Beloved Ghosts (Bloomsbury USA, 2016) / Alison MacLeod
8. Men Without Women (trans. from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel & Ted Goossen) (Alfred A. Knopf/Harvill Secker, 2017) / Haruki Murakami
9. Trajectory (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017) / Richard Russo
10. Tender (Small Beer Press, 2017) / Sofia Samatar

POETRY
1. Fast (Ecco, 2017) / Jorie Graham
2. Injury Time (Picador, 2017) / Clive James
3. Said Not Said (Graywolf Press, 2017) / Fred Marchant
4. On Balance (Carcanet Press, 2017) / Sinéad Morrissey
5. Silage (Indigo Dreams, 2017) / Bethany W. Pope
6. Will You Walk a Little Faster? (Bloodaxe Books, 2017) / Penelope Shuttle

NONFICTION
1. Paradise Lost: A Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald (Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 2017) / David S. Brown
2. I Must Belong Somewhere (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2017) / Jonathan Dean
3. Ernest Hemingway: A Biography (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017) / Mary V. Dearborn
4. Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017) / Claire Dederer
5. Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop from Elvis to Jay Z (Library of America, 2017) / Jonathan Lethem & Kevin Dettmar (eds.)
6. Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters (Little, Brown, 2017) / Harold Evans
7. Between Them: Remembering My Parents (Ecco/Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017) / Richard Ford
8. The Inky Digit of Defiance: Tony Harrison: Selected Prose 1966-2016 (Faber & Faber, 2017) / Tony Harrison
9. The Catholics: The Church and Its People in Britain and Ireland, from the Reformation to the Present Day (Chatto & Windus, 2017) / Roy Hattersley
10. Sallies, Romps, Portraits, and Send-Offs: Selected Prose, 2000-2016 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2017) / August Kleinzahler

11. One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter: Essays (Picador, 2017) / Scaachi Koul
12. Turning: A Swimming Memoir (Virago, 2017) / Jessica J. Lee
13. Passchendaele: A New History (Viking, 2017) / Nick Lloyd
14. Priestdaddy: A Memoir (Allen Lane, 2017) / Patricia Lockwood
15. The Retreat of Western Liberalism (Little, Brown, 2017) / Edward Luce
16. The History of the Future (Coffee House Press, 2017) / Edward McPherson
17. October: The Story of the Russian Revolution (Verso, 2017) / China Míeville
18. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed (HarperCollins, 2017) / Mike Ripley
19. Goethe: Life as a Work of Art (trans. from the Russian by David Dollenmayer) (Liveright, 2017) / Rüdiger Safranski
20. The New Book of Snobs: A Definitive Guide to Modern Snobbery (Constable, 2017) / D.J. Taylor

21. Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation (Harper Perennial, 2017) / Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman (eds.)
22. Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn: A King’s Ransom (Headline Review, 2017) / Alison Weir
23. The Boy Behind the Curtain: Notes from an Australian Life (Picador, 2017) / Tim Winton

1 Comments:

Blogger Unknown said...

Eric - What a fantastic list. Thank you for including 'Round Midnight. Laura McBride

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