Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 2, 2016

Books: Notables & Highly Anticipated


The above illustration was created by Diana Ting Delosh. Diana is an illustrator, hand letterer and writer. She creates whimsical and elegant art, independently and by assignment. http://www.dianadelosh

Publishers normally save their most prominent literary titles for the fall, but this season is not lacking in notable names, with new books from Don DeLillo, Louise Erdrich, Nobel Prize winner Herta Muller, Anna Quindlen, and Pulitzer winner Annie Proulx, as well as sophomore efforts from Charles Bock, Jenni Fagan, Boris Fishman, Charlotte Rogan, and more.

Don DeLillo, Zero (Scribner, May)
*Louise Erdrich, LaRose (Harper, May)
– new from the National Book Award winner
Mark Haddon, The Pier Falls and Other Stories (Doubleday, May)
Herta Muller, The Fox Was Ever the Hunter (Metropolitan, May)
Annie Proulx, Barkskins (Scribner, June)
Anna Quindlen, Miller’s Valley (Random House, April)
Edna O’Brien, The Little Red Chairs (Little, Brown, April)
Stewart O’Nan, City of Secrets (Viking, April)
– set in 1945 Jerusalem
Helen Oyeyemi, What is Not Yours is Not Yours (Riverhead, March)
– short stories from the author of Boy, Snow, Bird
Dana Spiotta, Innocents and Others (Scribner, March)
– on female filmmakers, art, and authenticity
Joy Williams, Ninety-Nine Stories of God (Tin House, July)
– short vignettes on the Supreme Being

Highly Anticipated
Charles Bock, Alice & Oliver (Random House, April)
– second novel eight years after highly acclaimed debut
Jennifer Haigh, Heat and Light (Ecco, May)
Adam Haslett, Imagine Me Gone (Little, Brown, May)
– on difficult people and what love really means
Jenni Fagan, The Sunlight Pilgrims (Hogarth, July)
– second novel, after The Panopticon
Boris Fishman, Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo (Harper, March)
– from the author of An Unfinished Life
Manuel Gonzales, The Regional Office is Under Attack! (Riverhead, April)
Elizabeth Kelly, The Miracle on Monhegan Island (Liveright, May)
– from the author of The Last Summer of the Camperdowns
Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs (Viking, March)
*C.E. Morgan, The Sport of Kings (FSG, May)
– highly anticipated second novel
Charlotte Rogan, Now and Again (Little, Brown, April)
– second novel after bestseller The Lifeboat
Sunjeev Sahota, The Year of the Runaways (Knopf, March)
– Booker shortlisted author
Amanda Eyre Ward, The Nearness of You (Ballantine, July)

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thanks for featuring my illustration on your post 🙂


    • Diana,

      My pleasure! I really love all your illustrations.



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