September is the month of new beginnings. School is back in session. Rosh Hashanah welcomes the Jewish New Year. Football season starts, going hand in hand with autumn in the air. And . . . publishers start releasing more titles, with the fall book season being followed by the industry's big holiday book releases. This list is full of enticing books I'm looking forward to reading in my cozy chair, as the weather begins to turn.
A charming Japanese novel about how the perfect book recommendation can change a readers' life. This inspirational tale shows how, by listening to our hearts, seizing opportunity and reaching out, we too can fulfill our lifelong dreams. Which book will you recommend?
In Ross Gay’s new collection of small, daily wonders, again written over the course of a year, one of America’s most original voices continues his ongoing investigation of delight.
Consumed with grief and driven by vengeance, a man undertakes an unrelenting odyssey across the lawless post–Civil War frontier, seeking redemption in this fearless novel from the award-winning author of "News of the World."
Holly Gibney, one of Stephen King’s most compelling and ingeniously resourceful characters, returns in this thrilling novel to solve the gruesome truth behind multiple disappearances in a midwestern town.
An unflinching look at the wounds left by the wars we fight abroad and at home. The novel is a moving exploration of the ways in which we seek to heal, and a testament to the enduring power of the stories we tell about the places we call home.
“A moving meditation on motherhood, inter-generational trauma and how surface appearances often obscure a deeper truth. . . . A stunning second novel from a writer who set the bar very high with her first!” — Tara Conklin
Arthur C. Brooks and Oprah Winfrey invite you to begin a journey toward greater happiness, no matter how challenging your circumstances. Drawing on cutting-edge science and their years of helping people translate ideas into action, they show you how to improve your life right now instead of waiting for the outside world to change.
From Peter Wohlleben, tree lover and author of "The Hidden Life of Trees," and his wife, Miriam, comes an inspired, practical memoir of creating a sustainable homestead amongst the trees.
Never-before-seen unpublished works by award-winning American literary icon Ntozake Shange, featuring essays, plays, and poems from the archives of the seminal Black feminist writer who stands alongside giants like Toni Morrison and Alice Walker. Curated by Imani Perr.
"I dare you not to fall wildly in love with Grace...It's a book about love, about grace, about even when we fall from those we love we can always find our way home...You will laugh on the first page and you will keep laughing until you're crying on the last page." ― Jenna Bush Hager, The Today Show's #ReadwithJenna
National Book Award finalist for "The Soul of an Octopus" Sy Montgomery turns her journalistic curiosity to the wonder and wisdom of our long-lived cohabitants—turtles—and through their stories of hope and rescue, reveals to us astonishing new perspectives on time and healing.
Reminiscent of James Joyce’s “The Dead” in its exploration of love and loss, "The Pole," with lean prose and surprising feints, is a haunting work, evoking the “inexhaustible palette of sensations, from blind love to compassion” (Berna González Harbour, El País), typical of Coetzee’s finest novels.
A prize-winning scholar draws on astonishing new research to demonstrate how Black people used the law to their advantage long before the Civil Rights Movement. "Before the Movement" is an account of Black legal lives that looks beyond the Constitution and the criminal justice system to recover a rich, broader vision of Black life — a vision allied with, yet distinct from, “the freedom struggle.”
Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Sean Michaels’s moving, innovative and deeply-felt novel about an aging poet who agrees to collaborate with a Big Tech company’s poetry AI, named Charlotte.
Nothing brings a family together like a murder next door. “The perfect mix of family drama and murder mystery” (Kellye Garrett) in this lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths. Think: Gilmore Girls, but with murder.
An award-winning historian shows how girls who found self-understanding in the natural world became women who changed America. This beautiful, meditative work of history puts girls of all races — and the landscapes they loved — at center stage and reveals the impact of the outdoors on women’s independence, resourcefulness, and vision.
A dramatic and inspiring novel based on the true story of the Jane Collective and the brave women who fought for our right to choose, from author of "The Paris Bookseller."
From acclaimed and bestselling novelist Zadie Smith, a kaleidoscopic work of historical fiction set against the legal trial that divided Victorian England, about who gets to tell their story — and who gets to be believed.
"While You Were Out "begins as the personal story of one family’s struggles then opens outward, as Kissinger details how childhood tragedy catalyzed a journalism career focused on exposing our country’s flawed mental health care. Combining the intimacy of memoir with the rigor of investigative reporting, the book explores the consequences of shame, the havoc of botched public policy, and the hope offered by new treatment strategies.
Naturalist and author Stephen Moss tells the gripping story of this long and intimate relationship through key species from all seven of the world’s continents. From Odin’s faithful raven companions to Darwin’s finches, and from the wild turkey of the Americas to the emperor penguin as potent symbol of the climate crisis, this is a fascinating, eye-opening, and endlessly engaging work of natural history.
A dazzling collection of eleven interconnected stories from the bestselling, award-winning author of "Shrines of Gaiety" and "Life After Life," with everything that readers love about her novels — the inventiveness, the verbal felicity, the sharp observations on human nature, and the deeply satisfying emotional wallop.
A thrilling and tender epic about being Black in America. It’s a book that questions our too-simple narratives about poverty and upward mobility, a book in which the people normally written out of the American Dream are given voice.
"The Wren, the Wren" brings to life three generations of McDaragh women who must contend with inheritances — of poetic wonder and of abandonment by a man who is lauded in public and carelessly selfish at home. Their other, stronger inheritance is a sustaining love that is “more than a strand of DNA, but a rope thrown from the past, a fat twisted rope, full of blood.” In sharp prose studded with crystalline poetry, Anne Enright masterfully braids a family story of longing, betrayal, and hope.
Lauren Groff’s new novel is at once a thrilling adventure story and a penetrating fable about trying to find a new way of living in a world succumbing to the churn of colonialism. "The Vaster Wilds" is a work of raw and prophetic power that tells the story of America in miniature, through one girl at a hinge point in history, to ask how—and if—we can adapt quickly enough to save ourselves.
A spellbinding, romantic novel about family secrets and two young women who discover they're Nordic witches.
In this revelatory book, Levitsky and Ziblatt issue an urgent call to reform our politics. It’s a daunting task, but we have remade our country before — most notably, after the Civil War and during the Progressive Era. And now we are at a crossroads: America will either become a multiracial democracy or cease to be a democracy at all.
Emmy-nominated actress and producer Millie Bobby Brown's "Nineteen Steps" is a captivating novel inspired by the true events of her family's experience during World War II. “Inspired by my Nanny Ruth, this book is very personal and close to my heart. I grew up listening to stories about her time living through the war. I’m honored to keep her story alive.” — Millie Bobby Brown
A sweeping behind-the-scenes look at the last four turbulent decades of “the paper of record,” The New York Times, as it confronted world-changing events, internal scandals, and faced the existential threat of the internet. Immersive, meticulously researched, and filled with powerful stories of the rise and fall of the men and women who ran the most important newspaper in the nation, "The Times" is a definitive account of the most pivotal years in New York Times history.
In the bestselling tradition of "Hidden Figures" and "Code Girls," the remarkable true story of America’s first women astronauts — six extraordinary women, each making history going to orbit aboard NASA’s Space Shuttle.
From the internationally bestselling author Karl Ove Knausgaard, a sprawling and deeply human novel that questions the responsibilities we have toward one another and ourselves — and the limits of what we can understand about life itself.
A sweeping novel about a single house in the woods of New England, told through the lives of those who inhabit it across the centuries — “a time-spanning, genre-blurring work of storytelling magic” (The Washington Post) from the Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of "The Piano Tuner "and "The Winter Soldier."