The New Season: Books

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Source:   —  September 24, 2017, at 11:31 AM

Hillary Clinton'south "What Happened" (Simon & Schuster) debuted this week at #one on The NY Times bestseller list, with Katy Tur'south campaign memoir, "Unbelievable" (HarperCollins), at #two.

The New Season: Books

NY Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul previews some of the fall'south most anticipated titles:

This fall is shaping up to be an exciting season for books, after latest year'south intense election cycle, a wave of books wrestling with the news, and the election in particular, are presently grabbing readers' attention, giving readers context and helping them realize the historic implications of the two thousand sixteen election.

Hillary Clinton'south "What Happened" (Simon & Schuster) debuted this week at #one on The NY Times bestseller list, with Katy Tur'south campaign memoir, "Unbelievable" (HarperCollins), at #two.

  • "What Happened" by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Simon & Schuster); Also available in eBook, Unabridged Digital Audio Download, and Unabridged Audio CD formats. Also available via Amazon
  • "Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History" by Katy Tur (HarperCollins); Also available in eBook and Digital Audio Download formats. Also available via Amazon

The following huge book in this weigh-in on this will be Joe Biden'south memoir, "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose" (Flatiron), coming out in November. This book is about what he says was the most challenging year of his life, with his son, Beau, battling and ultimately dying of brain cancer while he balanced his work as vice president and weighed whether to running for the presidency himself.

  • "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose" by Joe Biden (Flatiron). Available via Amazon

Another huge book that deals with the presidency is sure to be Ron Chernow'south biography of Ulysses S. Grant, due in October. Chernow is one of the most acclaimed biographers lively today, and the only one, of course, to look a significant biography of his turned into a record-breaking hip hop musical. (That book, we all know, was "Hamilton.")

  • "Grant" by Ron Chernow (Penguin); Also available in eBook, Unabridged Digital Audio Download, Abridged Digital Audio Download, Unabridged Audio CD and Abridged Audio CD formats. Also available via Amazon

Let'south turn to fiction.

Literary award season has begun, and one book that'south already landing on shortlists is Jesmyn Ward'south new novel, "Sing, Unburied Sing" (Simon & Schuster). After two nonfiction books, she returns to her fictional roots and the landscape of Beau Sauvage, Mississippi -- also the setting of her National Book Award-winning novel, "Salvage the Bones."

  • "Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward (Simon & Schuster); Also available in eBook, Unabridged Digital Audio Download, and Unabridged Audio CD formats. Also available via Amazon

Another prize-winning author, Jennifer Egan, has a new novel coming out, "Manhattan Beach" (Scribners). Egan won the Pulitzer for her latest book, "A Visit from the Goon Squad," in two thousand-eleventh. This new novel is a departure for her, in that it's a work of historical fiction, set in the Brooklyn Naval Yards in the one thousand nine hundred thirty.

That book also comes out following month, giving readers this fall much to see forward to.

  • "Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan (Scribners); Also available in eBook, Unabridged Digital Audio Download, and Unabridged Audio CD formats. Also available via Amazon

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