Recently, I had the good fortune to attend Book Expo America, an annual event where publishers and authors promote their upcoming titles to booksellers and librarians. Here is a preview of some of the fall’s most anticipated books.
Watch out for new titles by popular authors Adriana Trigiani, Gregory Maguire, Lee Child, Geraldine Brooks, and Jane Smiley. Coming in September, Jonathan Franzen’s “Purity” is being touted as his best to date and a literary feat. For fans of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, a new author continues Lisbeth Salander’s exploits in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.”
By all accounts, the fall fiction debut to watch out for is “City on Fire” by Garth Risk Hallberg. At a whopping 944 pages, this novel set in 1970s New York City is purportedly impossible to put down and triggered a bidding war among publishers. The most talked about upcoming non-fiction includes “The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui’s Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory” by Julie Checkoway and Dan Marshall’s comic memoir “Home Is Burning.”
One thing is certain. With hundreds of new titles on the horizon, readers have a lot to look forward to this fall.
Contributed by Dorothy Pawlowski, Head of Adult Services