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Where New And Note­wor­thy Books Be­gin

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“The be­gin­ning is al­ways dif­fi­cult.” A Por­trait of the Self as

Na­tion: New and Se­lected Poems (Nor­ton, Oc­to­ber 2018) by Mar­i­lyn Chin. Sixth book, fifth po­etry col­lec­tion. Agent: San­dra Di­jk­stra. Editor: Jill Bialosky. Pub­li­cist: Sam Mitchell. “To­day when I awoke from a nap the face­less man was there be­fore me.” Killing Commendatore (Knopf, Oc­to­ber 2018) by Haruki Mu­rakami. Twenty-se­cond book, four­teenth novel. Agent: Amanda Ur­ban. Editor: Lexy Bloom. Pub­li­cist: Gabrielle Brooks. “Do not hang your head or clench your fists / when even your friend, af­ter hear­ing the story, / says, My mother would never put up with that.” Mon­u­ment: Poems New and Se­lected

(Houghton Mif­flin Har­court, Novem­ber 2018) by Natasha Trethewey. Sixth book, fifth po­etry col­lec­tion. Agent: Rob McQuilkin. Editor: Jenny Xu. Pub­li­cist: Michael Taeck­ens. “One day as a child of eight or nine I went to school, sat down in my plas­tic chair, and pro­ceeded to for­get how to write.” The Twenty-Sev­enth Let­ter of the Al­pha­bet (Uni­ver­sity of Ne­braska Press, Oc­to­ber 2018) by Kim Adrian. Se­cond book, first mem­oir. Agent: None. Editor: Ali­cia Chris­tensen. Pub­li­cist: Anna Weir. “When I saw Suja waiting for me at the air­port, I had rea­son to hope that Dr. Aron­son had been right.” The Wa­ter Diviner and Other Sto­ries (Uni­ver­sity of Iowa Press, Oc­to­ber 2018) by Ru­va­nee Pi­etersz Vil­hauer. First book, story col­lec­tion. Agent: Shannon Has­san. Editor: James McCoy. Pub­li­cist: Al­li­son Means. “I did not want to write to you.” Heavy: An Amer­i­can Mem­oir (Scrib­ner, Oc­to­ber 2018) by Kiese Lay­mon. Third book, first mem­oir. Agent: PJ Mark. Editor: Kathryn Belden. Pub­li­cists: Amanda Pel­letier and Rosie Ma­horter. “I am be­gin­ning to com­pre­hend / the mys­tery / of the gift of suf­fer­ing.” Tak­ing the Ar­row

Out of the Heart (37 INK, Oc­to­ber 2018) by Alice Walker, trans­lated into Span­ish by Manuel Gar­cía Verde­cia. Thir­ti­eth book, tenth po­etry col­lec­tion. Agent: Joy Har­ris. Editor: Dawn Davis. Pub­li­cists: Yona Deshommes and Milena Brown.

“I owe my dis­cov­ery of the Sy­bil Joines Vo­ca­tional School to a book­store and a ghost.”

Rid­dance (Black Bal­loon Pub­lish­ing, Oc­to­ber 2018) by Shel­ley Jack­son. Third book, se­cond novel. Agent: PJ Mark. Editor: Men­sah De­mary. Pub­li­cist: Lena Moses-Sch­mitt. “You move your ca­noe through open wa­ter a fly cast away from a patch of lily pads.” The

Patch (Far­rar, Straus and Giroux, Novem­ber 2018) by John McPhee. Thirty-third book, sev­enth es­say col­lec­tion. Agent: None. Editor: Alex Star. Pub­li­cist: Stephen Weil. “In the same year that the five-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote his Min­uet for

Harp­si­chord, in the pre­cise year when the Bri­tish cap­tured Pondicherry in In­dia from the French, in the ex­act same year in which the melody for ‘Twin­kle, Twin­kle, Lit­tle Star’ was first pub­lished, in that very year, which is to say 1761, whilst in the city of Paris peo­ple at their sa­lons told tales of beasts in cas­tles and men with blue beards and beau­ties that would not wake and cats in boots and slip­pers made of glass and youngest chil­dren with tufts in their hair and daughters wrapped in don­key skin, and whilst in London peo­ple at their clubs dis­cussed the corona­tion of King Ge­orge III and Queen Char­lotte: many miles away from all this ac­tiv­ity, in a small village in Al­sace, in the pres­ence of a ruddy mid­wife, two village maids, and a ter­ri­fied mother, was born a cer­tain un­der­sized baby.” Lit­tle (River­head Books, Oc­to­ber 2018) by Ed­ward Carey. Sixth book, novel. Agent: Iso­bel Dixon. Editor: Calvert Mor­gan. Pub­li­cists: Glory Anne Plata and Michael Taeck­ens. “On the sub­way your eyes roll up once.” Au­to­bi­og­ra­phy of Death (New Di­rec­tions, Novem­ber 2018) by Kim Hye­soon, trans­lated from the Korean by Don Mee Choi. Fif­teenth book, twelfth po­etry col­lec­tion. Agent: None. Editor: Jef­frey Yang. Pub­li­cist: Brit­tany Den­ni­son. “Pre­cisely a week af­ter the death of Maria P. was de­clared an ac­ci­dent, a woman reached into her tote bag and found a sweater in­side that didn’t be­long to her.” Those Who Knew

(Vik­ing, Novem­ber 2018) by Idra Novey. Fourth book, se­cond novel. Agent: PJ Mark. Editor: Laura Tis­del. Pub­li­cists: Olivia Taus­sig and Theresa Gaffney. For au­thor read­ings and ex­cerpts from books fea­tured in Page One: Where New and

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