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My Struggle, Book 4 by Karl Ove
Knausgaard, trans. by Don Bartlett (Apr.
28, hardcover, $27, ISBN 978-0-914671-
17-6). In the fourth volume of the hit
series, Karl Ove moves to a tiny fisherman’s
village in the far north near the Arctic
Circle to work as a schoolteacher.
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American Meteor by Norman Lock
(June 9, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-
934137-94-9). A scrappy Brooklyn orphan
turned vengeful assassin narrates a visionary
tale of the American West. PW’s starred
review said the novel is “an old-fashioned
yarn full of rich historical detail about hard-earned lessons and learning to do right.”
The Sunlit Night by Rebecca Diner-stein (June 2, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-
1-63286-112-2). In this debut novel, two
lives intersect 95 miles above the Arctic
Circle in a Norwegian artists’ colony. Jonathan Safran Foer calls it as “lyrical as a
poem, psychologically rich as a thriller.”
The Dig by Cynan Jones (Apr. 14,
paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-56689-393-
0). Cormac McCarthy meets Marilynne
Robinson in this slow-motion collision of
interlocking fates of a badger-baiter and a
farmer struggling through lambing season.
The story unfolds in a stark rural setting
where man, animal, and land are at odds.
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Collected Stories by John Barth (July
21, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62897-
095-1). This collection of John Barth’s short
fiction is brings together all of his previous
collections, together with a few new stories.
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (Mar.
10, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-385-
53925-8). Following The People in the Trees (one
of PW’s top 10 books of 2013) Yanagihara
delivers an epic story about the relationships
of four college friends in New York City and
how they evolve over the decades.
Lucky Alan by Jonathan Lethem (Feb. 24,
hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-385-53981-
4). Lethem’s third collection uncovers a
father’s nervous breakdown at Sea World in
“Pending Vegan”; a foundling child rescued from the woods during a blizzard in
“Traveler Home”; a political prisoner in a
hole in a Brooklyn street in “Procedure in
Plain Air,” and more.
Oh! You Pretty Things by Shanna
Mahin (Apr. 14, hardcover, $26.95, ISBN
978-0-525-95504-7). From a PEN Center
USA Emerging Voices Fellow comes
a charming and disarming tale of Los
Angeles that navigates the fringes of celebrity excess from the other side of Sunset
The Country of Ice Cream Star by
Sandra Newman (Feb. 10, hardcover,
$26.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222709-6). In the
aftermath of a devastating plague, a fearless
young heroine embarks on a dangerous and
surprising journey to save her world in this
brilliantly inventive dystopian thriller.
50,000-copy announced first printing.
The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
(Mar. 31, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-
06-234937-8). The New York Times best-selling author makes his Ecco debut with a
powerful, gripping novel that explores the
roots of violence and antiauthoritarianism
inherent in the American character.
100,000-copy announced first printing.
FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX
The American People, Vol. 1: Search
for My Heart by Larry Kramer (Apr. 7,
hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-0-374-10439-
9). Forty years in the making, Kramer’s
massive novel sets forth his vision of his
; The American People, Vol. I: Search for My Heart
Larry Kramer. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Apr. 7
; The Buried Giant
Kazuo Ishiguro. Knopf, Mar. 3
; Get in Trouble
Kelly Link. Random, Feb. 3
; God Help the Child
Toni Morrison. Knopf, Apr. 21
; A God in Ruins
Kate Atkinson. Little, Brown, May 5
; I Am Radar
Reif Larsen. Penguin Press, Feb. 24
; In the Unlikely Event
Judy Blume. Knopf, June 2
; Making Nice
Matt Sumell. Holt, Feb. 17
; The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah. St. Martin’s, Feb. 3
; Welcome to Braggsville
T. Geronimo Johnson. Morrow, Feb. 17
PW’S TOP 10: LITERARY FICTION