Here at the Shop: Fall Fictions!
The most anticipated books of the year often come out in autumn, in the run-up to the holiday season.Two early hits have already landed: the fourth volume of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels, The Story of the Lost Child, and Jonathan Franzen's Purity. In just the next few weeks, we’ll be seeing the release of a number of superb new works of fiction. Here are a few that we’re most excited about:
City on Fire, a debut from Garth Hallberg. An epic and moving tale of artists and musicians, landed gentry and wayward youth of 1970s New York City, the hefty tome (900 pages) is destined to be on the shortlist for the year’s most distinguished and talked-about novel. (Look for it here October 13).
The Golden Age, Jane Smiley’s final installment of her Hundred Years Trilogy, releases October 20, and she'll be reading here the very next day, Wednesday, October 21. Pre-order your book to assure a good seat.
Big releases are also imminent in the world of children’s fiction. Beginning Tuesday, September 15 we’ll be selling The Marvels, the latest from Brian Selznick (Hugo Cabret), and in just a few weeks, on October 6, we’ll be selling Sword of Summer, the first volume of Rick Riordan’s new series, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.
The bottom line: get excited, people. Good things are coming here at the shop.