Mary's Library

Friday, October 20, 2006

New from Publishers Weekly

Lots of interesting books will be on the shelves in the coming weeks.

I don't reead Alice Hoffman but those who do are devoted. Her new novel, Incantation, set during the Spanish Inquisition, will be published this month.

Vikram Chandra’s Sacred Games is still in galleys but it’s getting a lot of attention from discerning reviewers. Be on the lookout for it in January.

On the 23rd of this month Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story will be released. It got a starred review in PW, so if you’re a Stephen King fan you’re in for a treat.

And those of us who loved Devil in the White City should rush out to our local independent bookstore on the 24th for Erik Larson’s Thunderstruck, which also got a starred review. This book, like his last, weaves the stories of two men, Guglielmo Marconi and the infamous Dr H H Crippen.

On the 25th Robert B Parker’s 34th Spenser mystery, Hundred Dollar Baby will be out.

Roddy Doyle will have a new book on bookstore shelves in January, Paula Spencer. It features the return of the heroine of Doyle’s 1996 novel, The Woman Who Walked into Doors, now sober and worried that her daughter is following in her footsteps.

Whitbread award-winner Rachel Cusk has a new book to be published in January, Arlington Park. It gets a starred review.

There also new books by Colm Toibin, Dana Stabenow, and Jonathan and Faye Kellerman, and Stephanie Barron coming, the first two in January and the last two in November and December.

I’m looking forward to a nonfiction title that got a starred review this week: Chip and Dan Heath’s Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. It’s obviously inspired by Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point and according to PW, it's just as good.


At 2:43 PM PDT , Blogger jenclair said...

I need more titles. Sure, I do. Actually, Thunderstruck is already on my list. Loved The Tipping Point, so Made to Stick goes on the list. Thanks for the recommendations.

At 9:16 AM PDT , Blogger Lisa Guidarini said...

I've never read any Alice Hoffman, but the cover of her new one looks very appealing. Shouldn't judge by the cover, but I have bought books solely based on cover art before.

I snagged Lisey's Story and Thunderstruck via interlibrary loan. I haven't read Stephen King since high school but thought I'd at least give this one a go to see what he's up to lately.

So many great ones coming out this fall...


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