The days are getting shorter, the nights a little longer and fall is definitely around the corner and no doubt this month will herald the return of Dan Brown to the number one position on the New York Times Best Sellers list with his new offering The Lost Symbol but what else do we have to look forward to?
Well as it turns out, plenty! There are some old friends and totally new authors appearing on the scene. We think that this Fall has a little something for everyone.
For those of you that like a little romance to your science fiction Diane Gabaldon revisits the story of eighteenth century Jamie Fraser and his time travelling wife Claire Randall in An Echo in the Bone. This is the seventh offering in this enormously popular series.
Speaking of time traveling, Audrey Niffenegger , the author of The Time Traveler’s Wife has a new one coming entitled Her Fearful Symmetry. We got an advance copy and have been passing it around amongst ourselves. We can’t wait to share with you this chilling ghost story about a set of twins, an inherited apartment and the cemetery next door. It is a story we cannot stop thinking about.
Another title that we have been passing around is the new Margaret Atwood The Year of the Flood. Atwood delves deeper into the Gods Gardeners, a religion that was first mentioned in her novel Oryx and Crake. When a disaster occurs on Earth destroying most human life those left are left to piece together anything that will help them survive. Those who have read this really enjoyed the thought provoking premise that Atwood always brings to the table.
Pulitzer nominee E.L. Doctorow once again delves into the American landscape and comes up with a wonderful story. Homer and Langley is based on two of New York City’s most infamous residents, the Collyer Brothers. Doctorow uses the voice of Homer the blind brother to tell the strange and bizarre story of two of the most notorious hoarders in history. If nothing else, after reading this you will feel the need to finally tackle that basement or garage. Think of this as public service fiction!
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tilman is the latest from Jon Krakauer and one we have been waiting a long time for! Tilman’s story is familiar to all of us by now. He walked away from millions playing pro football and lost his life to a cause that he believed deeply in: the defeat of al-Qaeda and the Taliban. But sadly this quest ended up not to be what he envisioned and it ended badly.
See you in September!