Editors’ Fall Picks 2017

Forty-one timely titles for autumn and beyond

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, August 2017

Into the Water floats to the top; Al Franken joins the nonfiction list

Fiction from Carter, Khan, Ponicsán, Thomas, and Debuter Robins | Xpress Reviews

Khan’s ambitious work is a good choice for popular fiction readers; a countercultural spirit and rollicking humor shine through in this worthy sequel; this debut offers a suspenseful and twisty foray into the world of obsessive love; Thomas advances her marvelous take on the Holmes canon

Short Stories: The Collected Edition | Wyatt’s World

Among the fine, newly released story collections of summer/fall are James McBride’s Five-Carat Soul , Josh Weil’s The Age of Perpetual Light, and Paul Yoon’s The Mountain. With such ripe conditions, it’s an ideal time to consider new anthologies of short fiction. Here are five worth noting and sharing.

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, September 1, 2017

A tension-filled tour de force of suspense and human emotions from debuter Nelson; Snow’s action-packed, erotic series concludes with a scintillating Rule Changer; Remender and Murphy turn in one of the most fully realized graphic works of the last decade; Nobel Laureate Modiano, Latin American sensation Gamboa, best-selling Israeli author Nevo, and more; Massey’s fans and historical fiction lovers will enjoy this original outing

Fiction from Clark, Montana Noir, Witt & Z, plus Debuts | Xpress Reviews

In her debut novel, Burns slowly uncovers an unsettling and grim world; Clark nimbly handles the warp and weft of her interwoven characters; reimagining Little Women; fans of noir and regional fiction will be intrigued; a beautiful, angst-filled, and heart-wrenching debut; Witt and Z pack suspense, action, and family ties into this series installment

Fiction from Denfeld, Hamer, Hannah, Simmons, and Debuter Reed | Xpress Reviews

Strongly recommended for readers who enjoy the work of authors such as Jane Hamilton and M.L. Stedman; reminiscent enough of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter to continue reading; a rare miss from Hannah; its biggest strength is its evocative depiction of the Windy City; the perfect read for a day at the beach

Fiction from Ben-David, Coben, Handler, McBride, and Debuter Swann | Xpress Reviews

Ben-David knows Mossad to its core; longtime readers will be lining up for Coben’s new stand-alone; a surprisingly subtle exploration of sexual ethics; Realism with a touch of magical realism; a moving coming-of-age story with a noir twist; Alderman is not recommended

18th-Century Women | Fiction Reviews

Romance author Boyd’s first historical novel captivates on every level; Orange Prize winner Dunmore’s final novel (the author died in June) is a gripping psychological mystery set in a compellingly portrayed period of exhilaration and unrest

Celebrating Jane Austen | RA Crossroads

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death on July 18, 1817. A proper celebration of the author’s life must begin with her iconic novels.