The Amazon.com Book Editors have announced their list of the fall’s most anticipated releases. Look for reviews of a few of these on LitStack in the coming months!
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides:
An often funny and always thoughtful novel about a post-college love triangle, by the celebrated author of “The Virgin Suicides” and “Middlesex.”
The Magician King by Lev Grossman:
The follow-up to the New York Times bestselling “The Magicians,” by senior writer and book critic for Time Magazine Lev Grossman. Praised by critics of mainstream and fantasy literature alike, this is Harry Potter for grownups.
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach:
Already drawing praise from such disparate sources as James Patterson and Jonathan Franzen, “The Art of Fielding” is an expansive baseball novel about much, much more than baseball.
11/22/1963 by Stephen King:
King has killed a lot of people in his novels. In this one, he sends a man back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis:
Michael Lewis is the King Midas of nonfiction writers–whatever topic he touches turns into bestseller gold. Now he turns his attention toward the wave of cheap credit that swept the past decade, illustrating how foreign governments showed their true (and not so flattering) colors in the face of easy money, and eventually pointing out that the United States wasn’t immune to such folly.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern:
This enchanting, dark, mesmerizing debut takes us into the black and white tents of Le Cirque des Reves–a circus that arrives without warning, simply appearing when yesterday it was not there–to tell the story of two lovers destined to share a life of joy, deceit, heartbreak and magic.
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami:
First published in three volumes in Japan in 2009-2010, this novel quickly became a sensation, selling out the day it was released and reaching sales of one million within a month. In this magnum opus, Murakami has produced a hypnotic, mind-bending ode to George Orwell’s 1984.
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini:
The much-anticipated, thrilling conclusion of the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle, starring Eragon and his faithful dragon Saphira.
Reamde by Neal Stephenson:
From the bestselling science fiction novelist comes a high-stakes espionage thriller about a wealthy tech entrepreneur caught in the very real crossfire of his own online fantasy war game.
The Submission by Amy Waldman:
This debut novel by a ferocious new talent takes a look at 9/11 through a juried contest to build a memorial to the victims, turning a mirror on ourselves, our politicians, our ideals, and how we view each other in the aftermath.