CHP Summer Reads

CHP Summer Reads

Lizzie Davis, Editorial Assistant: Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong (Copper Canyon Press)

A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa, translated by Daniel Hahn (Archipelago Books)

Distancia de rescate by Samanta Schweblin (Random House Mondadori)

Chris Fischbach, Publisher: The Body Where I Was Born by Guadalupe Nettel, translated by J.T. Lichtenstein (Seven Stories Press)

  • “Both Valeria Luiselli and Christina MacSweeney have told me how much I would like Guadalupe’s books, and I completely trust their taste.”

Amelia Foster, Publicist: A Woman of Property by Robyn Schiff (Penguin Books)

Erika Stevens, Poetry Editor: play dead by francine j. harris (Alice James Books)

  • “Her poems are electric and just perfect for hot weather.”

Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón (Milkweed Editions)

Rob Keefe, Bookkeeper: Proust among the Nations by Jacqueline Rose (University of Chicago Press)

The Bourgeois: Between History and Literature by Franco Moretti (Verso)

Mitt första liv by Bodil Malmsten (Finistère)

Timothy Otte, Publishing Assistant: Palace of Subatomic Bliss by Darcie Dennigan (Canarium Books)

  • “I loved Dennigan’s last book, Madame X, which reminded me a little of Beckett: voices misheard from the other side of an apocalypse. I’m looking forward to seeing what this new collection brings.”

Like That by Matthew Yeager (Forklift, Ohio)

Look by Solmaz Sharif (Graywolf Press)

Carla Valadez, Production Editor: The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein (Europa Editions)

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay (Harper Perennial)

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (HarperCollins)

  • “Inevitably, I’ll be reading [this] to my two-year-old about two hundred times because it has been her favorite book of late; I’m mostly looking forward to it. Her favorite part: ‘Let the wild rumpus start!’”

Caroline Casey, Managing Director: Gesell Dome by Guillermo Saccomanno, translated Andrea G. Labinger (Open Letter)

  • Psaid it was ‘like Twin Peaks reimagined by Roberto Bolaño.’ SOLD.”

Jay Peterson, CHP In the Stacks Program Coordinator: Sudden Death by Álvaro Enrigue, translated by Natasha Wimmer (Riverhead Books)

Roald Dahl: Collected Stories by Roald Dahl (Everyman’s Library)

Nica Carrillo, Publicity and Marketing Assistant: Allegheny Front by Matthew Neill Null (Sarabande Books)

  • When I attended the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City this March, the staff at the Sarabande Books table hand-sold this to me in about two seconds. I’m excited to see how this short story collection uses the landscape of West Virginia as the spine of every tale.”

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (Grand Central Publishing)

My Documents by Alejandro Zambra, translated by Megan McDowell

And welcome to our new Development Manager, Sheila Bayle: La Rose by Louise Erdrich (Harper)

The Hour of Land by Terry Tempest Williams (Sarah Crichton Books)

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