For: Red Rock News
Date: August 26, 2016
Books for Your Fall Reading List
Perhaps you enjoyed a few of this summer’s
bestselling titles such as The Girls,Barkskins, or The
Other must-read books that were published recently include Belgravia by Downton
Abbey creator Julian Fellowes; The Underground Railroad, Oprah’s
latest book club pick; and the memoir Hillbilly Elegy.
The fall publishing season is fast approaching, and some of the most highly
anticipated titles are already available for you to put on hold.
Log in to your library account, give us a call at 928-282-7714, or drop
by the reference desk to reserve your copies.
Here is a small sampling of books you’re sure to hear about in the
- Commonwealth, by
Ann Patchett — The new novel by the author of Bel Canto and State
of Wonder tells the story of how a chance romantic encounter
forever changes two families’ lives. Critics are calling
the book “funny, sad, and heart-wrenching,” and “a
satisfying novel from one of our finest writers.”
- Trainwreck: The
Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear, and Why, by Sady Doyle — This
work examines the misogynistic underpinnings of our centuries-old
fascination with successful women in the public eye who do
not “behave.” The author discusses treatment of
figures such as Mary Wollstonecraft , Sylvia Plath, and Britney
Spears, and offers ways for modern women to cope with the scrutiny
and judgment they encounter on social media.
- A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles — Written
by the author of the well-received debut novel Rules
of Civility, this
historical saga portrays the life of a Russian Count who
is sentenced by the Communists to permanent house arrest
most luxurious hotel. During the decades the elegant Count
is confined, he befriends the guests and staff, leading to
discoveries and transformations.
- Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly — This
nonfiction book chronicles the careers of a group of black female
mathematicians who worked in the aeronautics industry during
the segregation era. Using slide rules and adding machines, they
made calculations that assisted NASA in launching rockets and
astronauts into space. The book is being made into a movie starring
Octavia Spencer that will be released early next year.
This autumn, you’ll also see new books from Tana French, Zadie Smith,
Jonathan Safran Foer, Ian McEwan, and T.C. Boyle. Happy reading!
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Elizabeth Cate is Collection Development Librarian of Sedona Public Library.