Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

From the November/December 2014 issue of
Poets & Writers Magazine

“I wasn’t going to begin again, having stopped, apparently, and started up again, foolishly, too many times already, attempting to write about my family and Spring Hope and myself there with them and later there without them.” It Will End With Us (Coffee House Press, November 2014) by Sam Savage. Fifth book, novel. Agent: None. Editor: Chris Fischbach. Publicist: Amelia Foster.
“My fancies fluttered round the same images / like martinis round a bell tower at dawn.” The Poem She Didn’t Write and Other Poems (Copper Canyon Press, October 2014) by Olena Kalytiak Davis. Fourth book, poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: Michael Wiegers. Publicist: Kelly Forsythe.

“People who weren’t there like to say that my mother died at home surrounded by loving family.” The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, November 2014) by Meghan Daum. Fourth book, second essay collection. Agent: Tina Bennett. Editor: Alexander Star. Publicist: Kimberly Burns.
“Even as Penny was attacked, the judge merely stared.” Beautiful You (Doubleday, October 2014) by Chuck Palahniuk. Sixteenth book, fourteenth novel. Agent: Edward Hibbert. Editor: Gerald Howard. Publicist: Todd Doughty.

“Our house was taken away on the back of a truck one afternoon late in the summer of 1979.” All My Puny Sorrows (McSweeney’s Books, November 2014) by Miriam Toews. Seventh book, sixth novel. Agent: Sarah Chalfant. Editor: Louise Dennys. Publicist: Gabrielle Gantz.

“It will be strange / Knowing at last it couldn’t go on forever, / The certain voice telling us over and over / That nothing would change” Collected Poems (Knopf, October 2014) by Mark Strand. Twenty-fifth book, fourteenth poetry collection. Agent: Andrew Wylie. Editor: Deborah Garrison. Publicist: Josefine Kals.

“The moose head was fixed to the wall, the microphone in its mouth was broken, but the camera in its left eye was working just fine, and as far as the moose head could see, this was just another Friday night in the Lumber Lodge!” The Happiest People in the World (Algonquin Books, November 2014) by Brock Clarke. Sixth book, fourth novel. Agent: Elizabeth Sheinkman. Editor: Chuck Adams. Publicist: Kelly Bowen.

“What I know for certain about this time: My pupils were expanding.” Women (Short Flight/Long Drive Books, October 2014) by Chloe Caldwell. Second book, first novella. Agent: Chelsea Lindman. Editor: Elizabeth Ellen. Publicist: Elizabeth Ellen.

“When you are alone and too tired even to turn on any of your devices, you let yourself linger in a past stacked among your pillows.” Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press, October 2014) by Claudia Rankine. Fifth book, poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: Jeff Shotts. Publicist: Erin Kottke.

“From a future time, Claire St. Onge remembers the way it all went.” Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves (Grove Press, November 2014) by Carolyn Chute. Sixth book, novel. Agent: Jane Gelfman. Editor: Elisabeth Schmitz. Publicists: Deb Seager and John Mark Boling.

“It’s safe to say you killed them . . . isn’t that right?” Last Winter, We Parted (Soho Press, October 2014) by Fuminori Nakamura, translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell. Third book, novel. Agent: Kazuto Yamaguchi. Editor: Juliet Grames. Publicist: Paul Oliver.
“Listen.” A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books, October 2014) by Marlon James. Third book, novel. Agent: Ellen Levine. Editor: Jake Morrissey. Publicist: Jynne Dilling Martin.
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