Friday, November 2, 2012

What's New On the Shelf, 11/2

A few new things turned up on my shelves in the past week. I'll admit there aren't a lot of new releases I'm dying to buy; I'm waiting for November and a paperback by Ludmila Ulitskaya and the new book from Ian McEwan. But "not a lot" isn't the same as "none."

Kingsley Amis's Booker Prize winner The Old Devils is out in a new edition from NYRB Editions. Two great things that go great together- the Booker Prize and one of my favorite small presses!

Hogarth Press, a new imprint from Random House, sent me two awesome galleys this week (and a tote-thanks!). The Dinner by Herman Koch is about a dinner party and the shocking things that get revealed. This looks so amazing and so right up my alley. Gillian Flynn blurbed it, so how could I go wrong? It comes out in February.

The kind folks at Hogarth sent a bonus, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, about the war in Chechnya, by Anthony Marra. It's out in May.  I love Hogarth and if you're any kind of reader of literary fiction, do keep an eye out for their colophon as you browse the shelves.

Bookmooch brought me Happy Ending, by Francesca Duranti. She's an Italian writer whom a friend recommended after we talked about how much we both liked Niccolò Ammaniti. Can't wait for a nice evening to dip into this book!

Finally, I treated myself to The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira, by César Aira, one of my new favorites. I got a New Directions catalog yesterday and saw they have another translation of one of his books coming out in the winter. I'd better get reading the three I have in my TBR!

That's it! What's new on your shelf this week?

4 comments:

Mystica said...

I love to read about books totally unknown to me. So many more to learn about and all of them good reads.

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

I agree with Mystica. Books are something you never finish reading

bermudaonion said...

Those Hogarth books look wonderful!

Zibilee said...

Very nice new additions! They are all new to me.