Here's more news on what's trending this Fall.. Some of my
favorite and not so favorite authors are making the scene.  You'll recognize the names.

I'm reserving judgement on the new Valerie Plame's (former CIA seductress) book, also Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Love, Pray fame. I can't wait for the debut of Wally Lamb's new one, Alice Hoffman's release and my all time fave, Julien Barnes.

So here's what you can look forward to...or not....

Stella Bain by Anita Shreve - Fiction, Historical Fiction
Published November 12, 2013

When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in an exclusive garden in London, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in. This gesture of goodwill turns into something more as Bridge quickly develops a clinical interest in his houseguest. Stella had been working as a nurse's aide near the front, but she can't remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on a French battlefield.

The Explanation for Everything by Lauren Grodstein - Fiction
Published September 3, 2013

At Exton Reed college, biologist Andy Waite is nearing the moment when his life might settle down a bit: tenure is in sight, his daughters are starting to grow up, and he’s slowly but surely healing from the loss of his wife. His life is starting to make sense again. That is, until the entrance of a young student who wants him to direct her independent study. She is the catalyst for the collapsing house of cards surrounding Andy as he gradually loses sight of his personal and professional boundaries as well as his moral grounding.

Evil Eye: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction
Published September 3, 2013

In EVIL EYE, Oates offers four chilling tales of love gone horribly wrong. In “Evil Eye”, we meet Mariana, the young fourth wife of a prominent intellectual. In "So Near, Anytime, Always," shy teenager Lizbeth meets Desmond, a charming boy who offers this introverted girl the first sparks of young romance. In "The Execution," spoiled college student Bart Hansen has planned the perfect, brutal crime to get back at his parents for their years of condescension. And in "The Flat-Bed," childhood trauma has prevented Cecelia from enjoying the pleasures of physical intimacy with a man, but when she finally meets the love of her life, Cecelia realizes that finding intimacy will mean coming face-to-face with the despicable man from her past who robbed her of her innocence years ago.

The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin - American, Biography, History, Memoir
 Published October 1, 2013

After Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin wields her magic on another larger-than-life president, and another momentous and raucous American time period as she brings Theodore Roosevelt, the muckraking journalists, and the Progressive Era to life.

Thankyou to www.bookreporter.com

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