Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Looking Forward to the Fall Publishing Deluge

The fall publishing season is always a busy one, and this year is no exception. Look for these upcoming titles this fall from well-known authors:

  • John Updike: The Widows of Eastwick, a sequel to Updike’s bestselling The Witches of Eastwick
  • Marilynne Robinson: Home, a companion to Robinson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead
  • Toni Morrison: A Mercy, set on a plantation in the 17th century
  • Philip Roth: Indignation, set on a Midwestern college campus in the 1950s
  • Kate Atkinson: When Will There Be Good News?, a new literary crime thriller from the author of Case Histories
  • Wally Lamb: The Hour I First Believed, the first new novel in ten years from the author of best seller and Oprah pick She's Come Undone
  • Annie Proulx: Fine Just the Way It Is, a new short story collection from a Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Roberto Bolano: 2666, a new translation available from the author of The Savage Detectives, which was a critical and commercial success last year

There's some interesting political fiction to look forward to this fall as well:

  • Christopher Buckley: Supreme Courtship, a satire of the judicial branch
  • Curtis Sittenfeld: American Wife, a fictionalization of the life of first lady Laura Bush by the author of best seller Prep

Also expect books from familiar names such as Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Candace Bushnell, Gregory Maguire, Dennis Lehane, Nelson DeMille, David Baldacci, Christopher Paolini, and Vince Flynn. Sister Souljah will be releasing a sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, which helped kick off the “Urban Lit” phenomenon. Anne Rice has a new book, Called Out of Darkness, a memoir that details her Christian faith and its influence on her vampire novels.

Plenty to look forward to!

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