Cindy Orr talks big books to look forward to this year in her monthly column:

What better way to start a new year than to take a look at some of the books we can anticipate with pleasure in the next few months? While the Fall Announcements are not out quite yet, we have a pretty good list of upcoming titles that should be available in digital form:

Fiction

JANUARY

  • Margot Livesey – The Flight of Gemma Hardy (HarperCollins) Jan 24
  • Robert Harris – Fear Index (Knopf) Jan 31

FEBRUARY

  • Dan Chaon – Stay Awake (short stories) (Ballantine) Feb 7
  • Deborah Crombie – No Mark Upon Her (Morrow) Feb 7
  • Frank Delaney – The Last Storyteller (Random) Feb 7
  • Robin Hobb – City of Dragons (HarperVoyager) Feb 7
  • Lisa Unger – Twice (Broadway) Feb 7
  • Elizabeth Moon – Echoes of Betrayal (Del Rey) Feb 21

MARCH

  • Kathryn Harrison – Enchantments (Random) Mar 6
  • Hari Kunzru – Gods Without Men (Knopf) Mar 6
  • Naomi Novik – Crucible of Gold (Del Rey) Mar 6
  • Thomas Perry – Poison Flower (Jane Whitefield) Mar 6
  • Lauren Groff – Arcadia (Voice/HarperCollins) Mar 13
  • Suzanne Brockmann – Born to Darkness (Ballantine) Mar 20
  • Lionel Shriver – The New Republic (HarperCollins) Mar 27
  • Danielle Steel – Betrayal (Delacorte) Mar 27

APRIL

  • Alexander McCall Smith – The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (Pantheon) Apr 3
  • Phillip Margolin – Capitol Murder – (HarperCollins) Apr 3
  • Christopher Moore – Sacre Bleu: a Comedy of Art (Morrow) Apr 3
  • Sidney Sheldon & Tillie Bagshawe – Angel of the Dark (Morrow) Apr 3
  • Anne Tyler – The Beginner’s Goodbye (Knopf) Apr 3
  • Ron Rash – The Cove (Ecco) Apr 10
  • Roberto Bolano – The Secret of Evil (New Directions) Apr 17
  • William Boyd – Waiting for Sunrise (HarperCollins) Apr 17
  • Anne Perry – Dorchester Terrace (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt) (Ballantine) Apr 17

MAY

  • Alison Bechdel – Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama (Houghton) May 1
  • Nell Freudenberger – The Newlyweds (Knopf) May 1
  • Toni Morrison – Home (Knopf) May 8
  • Peter Carey – The Chemistry of Fear (Knopf) May 15
  • China Mieville – Railsea (Del Rey) May 15
  • Richard Ford – Canada (Ecco) May 22
  • Paul Theroux – The Lower River (Houghton) May 22

JUNE

  • Lincoln Child – The Third Gate  (Doubleday) Jun 12
  • Mark Haddon – The Red House (Doubleday) Jun 12
  • Jess Walter – Beautiful Ruins (HarperCollins) Jun 12
  • Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan – The Night Eternal (HarperCollins) Jun 26

AUGUST

  • Martin Amis – Lionel Asbo: the State of England (Knopf) Aug 21
  • Justin Cronin – The Twelve (sequel to The Passage) (Ballantine) Aug 28

Nonfiction

JANUARY

  • Michel Houellebecq – The Map and the Territory (Knopf) Jan 3
  • William Gass – Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts (Knopf) Jan 17

FEBRUARY

  • Katherine Boo – Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (Random) Feb 7

MARCH

  • Alain de Botton – Religion for Atheists: a Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion (Pantheon) Mar 6

MAY

  • Robert Caro – The Passage of Power: the Years of Lyndon Johnson (Knopf) May 1
  • Anna Quindlen – Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake (Random) May 1

Fall:

  • John Banville – Ancient Light (Knopf)
  • Michael Chabon – Telegraph Avenue (Harper Perennial)
  • Barbara Kingsolver – Flight Behavior (HarperCollins)
  • Philipp Meyer – The Son (Random)


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