Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

I had food in my heart and mind that morning.” Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War (Henry Holt, February 2011) by Deb Olin Unferth. Third book, first memoir. Agent: David McCormick. Editor: Gillian Blake. Publicist: Theresa Giacopasi.

“On the last day of 1985, I went home to live in Bunyah, the farming valley I had left some twenty-nine years earlier.” Killing the Black Dog: A Memoir of Depression (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, March 2011) by Les Murray. Thirteenth book, first memoir. Agent: Margaret Connolly. Editor: Paul Elie. Publicist: Meredith Kessler.

“Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill’s mouth was pursed as if he had a slice of lemon hidden in there.” Mr. Chartwell (Dial Press, February 2011) by Rebecca Hunt. First book, novel. Agent: Kimberly Witherspoon. Editor: Susan Kamil. Publicist: Maria Braeckel.

“a clean-cut man brings a brown blackness / to a dream-carved, unprecedented / place.” the new black (Wesleyan University Press, March 2011) by Evie Shockley. Second book, poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: Suzanna Tamminen. Publicist: Stephanie Elliott.

“In the living room, the conversation was about teacher/student romance.” Other People We Married (FiveChapters Books, February 2011) by Emma Straub. First book, story collection. Agent: Jenni Ferrari-Adler. Editor: David Daley. Publicist: David Daley.

“And Jehovah.” Space, in Chains (Copper Canyon Press, March 2011) by Laura Kasischke. Fourteenth book, eighth poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: Michael Wiegers. Publicist: Lucilena Williams.

“Picture her there in the pinched little galley where you could barely stand up without cracking your head, her right hand raw and stinging still from the scald of the coffee she’d dutifully—and foolishly—tried to make so they could have something to keep them going, a good sport, always a good sport, though she’d woken up vomiting in her berth not half an hour ago.” When the Killing’s Done (Viking, February 2011) by T. C. Boyle. Twenty-second book, thirteenth novel. Agent: Georges Borchardt. Editor: Paul Slovak. Publicist: Holly Watson.

“Many years ago there lived a man called Laurids Madsen, who went up to Heaven and came down again, thanks to his boots.” We, the Drowned (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, February 2011) by Carsten Jensen. Third book, novel. Translators: Charlotte Barslund and Emma Ryder. Agent: Anneli Hoier. Editor: Drenka Willen. Publicist: Summer Smith.

“The problem is I don’t care whether I convince you or not” You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake (Coffee House Press, February 2011) by Anna Moschovakis. Second book, poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: Chris Fischbach. Publicist: Tricia O’Reilly.

“Always thought if I didn’t get tenure I would shoot myself or strap a bomb to my chest and walk into the faculty cafeteria, but when it happened I just got bourbon drunk and cried a lot and rolled into a ball on my office floor.” Pym (Spiegel & Grau, March 2011) by Mat Johnson. Seventh book, third novel. Agent: Gloria Loomis. Editor: Chris Jackson. Publicist: Barbara Fillon.

“It isn’t easy to be the lover of a great artist—particularly if you harbor any ambition of being an artist yourself.” The Correspondence Artist (Two Dollar Radio, February 2011) by Barbara Browning. First book, novel. Agent: None. Editor: Eric Obenauf. Publicist: Eric Obenauf.

“The world is the world.” Voyager (University of California Press, February 2011) by Srikanth Reddy. Second book, poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: Rachel Berchten. Publicist: Heather Vaughan.