Best New Books 2012 Fiction
- "Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories" by Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Grove Press, $27.00 Date: October 2, 2012 Fiction Summary: The famous chronicler of Native American life, best known for his placement among banned books lists, publishes new and old stories.
Publisher: Riverhead, $26.95 Date: September 4, 2012 Fiction Summary: Straub's second book focuses on an old Hollywood's star's attempt to balance family and her successful career.
Publisher: Penguin, $26.95 Date: September 4, 2012 Fiction Summary: Four Londoners struggle to thrive in the world outside of their childhood town.
Publisher: MIT Press, $19.95 Date: September 2012 Memoir Summary: An Iranian Western-trained psychoanalyst returns to her home country in an attempt to employ her practices on Iranian people, whose lives, she says, revolve around stories.
Publisher: McSweeney's, $30.00 Date: September 12, 2012 Non-fiction Summary: Talking Heads' frontman delves into the philosophies behind his life's work.
Publisher: Kaya Press, $16.95 Date: October 31, 2012 Fiction Summary: These two early noir novellas about Japanese culture in the underbelly of Los Angeles in the 1920s were recently found, have been translated into English for the first time, and are a gripping read.
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover, $26.95 Date: September 18, 2012 Non-fiction Summary: Johnson applies the success of the hyper-connected Internet to organizational structures such as classrooms and systems of government.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin, $17.99 Date: November 27, 2012 YA Fiction Summary: A young girl, Harper, attempts to rescue her sister Gemma from a dangerous clique of girls in this second book of publishing phenomenon Hocking's "Watersong" series.
Publisher: Riverhead, $26.99 Date: September 11, 2012 Fiction Summary: Díaz's iconic Yunior discusses his family history and laments the lovers he has lost due to infidelity.
Publisher: Riverhead, $27.99 Date: September 11, 2012 Non-fiction Summary: Rosin reveals the ways in which women have pulled ahead of men, and pays close attention to the "matriarchy" of the professional world.
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