Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

“I wanted to project a state of indifference to Ann’s return.” Animals in Peril (Curbside Splendor, August 2014) by Ryan 
Kenealy. First book, story collection. Agent: None. Editor: Jacob S. Knabb. Publicist: Ben Tanzer.
“My father / mows tight squares / around her, she // rains pink on him / a rock // cracks inside the blades” Trespass (Harper Perennial, September 2014) by Thomas Dooley. First book, poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: David Watson. Publicist: Martin Wilson.

“The same year my father got sick I published a novel in which I killed him.” Father and Son: A Lifetime (Sarah Crichton Books, September 2014) by Marcos Giralt Torrente, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer. Sixth book, first memoir. Agent: Mònica Martín. Editor: Sarah Crichton. Publicist: Katie Kurtzman.
“When conducting the triage of a multi-casualty incident, start by taking charge.” In Case of Emergency (McSweeney’s Books, September 2014) by Courtney Moreno. First book, novel. Agent: None. Editor: Andi Winnette. Publicist: Gabrielle Gantz.

“A girl always remembers the first corpse she shaves.” Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory (Norton, September 2014) by Caitlin Doughty. First book, memoir. Agent: Anna Sproul-Latimer. Editor: Tom Mayer. Publicist: Erin Lovett.

“I had a thing for mange.” Congotronic (University of Iowa Press, September 2014) by Shane Book. Second book, poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: Mark Levine. Publicist: Allison T. Means.

“It doesn’t seem possible, even now, that it could begin the way it begins, in the blank light of a Sunday afternoon in February, crossing the parking lot at the Mondawmin Mall on the way to Lee’s Asian Grocery, my jacket in my hand, because it’s warm, the sudden, bleary, half-withheld breath of spring one gets in late winter in Baltimore, and a black man comes from the opposite direction, alone, my age or younger, still bundled in a black lambswool coat with the hood up, and as he draws nearer I feel an unmistakable shock of recognition.” Your Face in Mine (Riverhead Books, August 2014) by Jess Row. Third book, first novel. Agent: Denise Shannon. Editor: Megan Lynch. Publicist: Katie Freeman.
“The Ohio is rising.” Study in Perfect (University of Georgia Press, September 2014) by Sarah Gorham. Fifth book, first essay collection. Agent: None. Editor: Jon Davies. Publicist: Amanda E. Sharp.

“It is dark, dark seven A.M. on Christmas Eve Eve.” 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas (Crown, August 2014) by Marie-Helene Bertino. Second book, first novel. Agent: Claudia Ballard. Editor: Alexis Washam. Publicist: Rachel Rokicki.

“Tumalth begat Mary who begat Abbie who begat Kathleen who begat Leslie who begat Elissa.” My Body Is a Book of Rules (Red Hen Press, August 2014) by Elissa Washuta. First book, memoir. Agent: None. Editor: Kate Gale. Publicist: William Chen.

“Let’s go out / and fart in the sunlight.” A Momentary Glory: Last Poems (Wesleyan University Press, September 2014) by the late Harvey Shapiro. Twelfth book, poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: Norman Finkelstein. Publicist: Stephanie Elliott.

“The first story I ever heard about immunity was told to me by my father, a doctor, when I was very young.” On Immunity: An Inoculation (Graywolf Press, September 2014) by Eula Biss. Third book, first memoir. Agent: Matt McGowen. Editor: Jeff Shotts. Publicist: Erin Kottke.
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