Prepub Alert, March 14, 2011

This September, Neal Stephenson returns with more cyber-inspired fantasy (Reamde), Mary McGarry Morris puts a young protagonist in danger (Light from ascally1 Prepub Alert, March 14, 2011 Distant Star), and literary editor Chad Harbach offers a debut novel that’s probably not about baseball (The Art of Fielding). Meanwhile, Paul Bowles takes us to Morocco and beyond (Travels: Collected Writings 1950-1993), Lucette Lagnado travels from Egypt to the New World (The Arrogant Years: One Girl’s Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn), and Tom Ryan takes us hiking (Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship). Lots of good titles in Prepub this issue; also look for National Book Critics Circle awards commentary, now and in the future.

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Barbara Hoffert About Barbara Hoffert

Barbara Hoffert (bhoffert@mediasourceinc.com, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president of the National Book Critics Circle, to which she has just been reelected.

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