Hot Titles for Fall
Fall sees the publication of some of the year's hottest titles. Here are some upcoming books we are most excited for!
Ariana's favorite book she's read so far this year is Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, which Kirkus said was "High adventure fraught with cliffhanger twists marks this runaway-slave narrative, which leaps, sails, and soars from Caribbean cane fields to the fringes of the frozen Arctic and across a whole ocean . . . Edugyan displays as much ingenuity and resourcefulness as her main characters in spinning this yarn, and the reader's expectations are upended almost as often as her hero's. A thoughtful, boldly imagined ripsnorter that broadens inventive possibilities for the antebellum novel."
Anna is eager for Transcription by Kate Atkinson which Booklist praises "As in her sublime Life after Life (2013), Atkinson again jumps between different periods in the mid-twentieth century to tell the story of a singular Englishwoman trapped in the vice of history... Atkinson is an exquisite writer of prose, using language with startling precision whether she is plumbing an inner life, describing events of appalling violence, or displaying her characters' wonderfully acerbic wit. This is a wonderful novel about making choices, failing to make them, and living, with some degree of grace, the lives our choices determine for us."
And for younger readers Jessica is enthusiastic about Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram. She says, Darius does not fit in at home in Portland, and fears the worst when his parents announce a trip to Iran to visit his mother's family. Luckily a new friend, Sohrab, is able to crack Darius' shell and help him find a home within himself, and within the greater orbit of his sprawling Persian family.
Keep reading on our blog for more great titles coming this fall!