The Class of 14

The best way to actually "buzz" about books at BEA is by sampling the work itself, and that's the original reason we created our successful, now year-round Publishers Lunch Buzz Books program two years ago. While we can't tell you for certain which of the latest group of titles are this year's The Yellow Birds, The Light Between Oceans, The Orchardist, The Rosie Project, Burial Rites, or The Woman Who Lost Her Soul our track record is clear: Many of the titles excerpted exclusively in Buzz Books 2014: Fall/Winter are going to populate lists of the best books of the month and the year.

Available for the first time in two editions -- one collection of over 30 adult titles, and new collection focused on Young Adult titles -- the new Buzz Books are already off to a great start. Download the trade editions as EPUB files here for the adult version and here for the YA, or go to NetGalley where they are featured titles. (Both the NetGalley and Edelweiss versions let you click through from within the book to request full digital galleys of titles you want to read completely.) Or just get the consumer editions on any major ebook platform, including the iBookstoreKindleNookKobo and Google Play. And make sure to share these editions with your readers, who love enjoying the same pre-publication access to highly-touted forthcoming books as trade influencers -- and tell us in their online reviews that they look forward to Buzz Books to help drive their pre-orders and to-be-read lists.

Here is the full list of titles in the adult edition. For debut fiction, we are featuring:

Matthew Thomas, We Are Not Ourselves (Simon & Schuster)
Jessie Burton, The Miniaturist (Ecco)
Katy Simpson Smith, The Story of Land and Sea (HarperCollins)
Nayomi Munaweera, Island of a Thousand Mirrors (St. Martin's)
Audrey Magee, The Undertaking (Grove Press)
Kimberly Belle, The Last Breath (Harlequin)
Kim Zupan, The Ploughmen (Henry Holt)
Judy Chicurel, If I Knew You Were Going to be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go (Amy Einhorn Books)
Colleen Oakley, Before I Go (Gallery)

[In another fun experiment, you can read 7 of these debut excerpts right in your browser with the Aerbook sampler shown here.]

Also in fiction, we have:
Deborah Harkness, The Book of Life (Viking)
Lev Grossman, The Magician's Land (Viking)
Daniel Kehlmann, F (Pantheon)
John Scalzi, Lock In (Tor)
Anne Girard, Madame Picasso (Mira)
Philip Gulley, A Place Called Hope (Center Street)
Tana French, The Secret Place (Viking)
Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead)
Greer Macallister, The Magician's Lie (Sourcebooks Landmark)
W. Bruce Cameron, The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man (Forge)
Michel Faber, The Book of Strange New Things (Hogarth Press)
Jessica Treadway, Lacy Eye (Grand Central)
Sara Blaedel, The Forgotten Girls (Grand Central)

Plus one of our biggest selections of nonfiction features:
Morten Storm, Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Peter Thiel, Zero to One (Crown Business)
Charles Blow, Fire Shut Up in My Bones (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Matt Richtel, A Deadly Wandering (William Morrow)
Margo Howard, Eat, Drink and Remarry (Harlequin)
Alan Cumming, Not My Father's Son (Dey Street Books)
Billy Idol, Dancing With Myself (Touchstone)
Rebecca Frankel, War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love (Palgrave)
Neil Patrick Harris, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography (Crown Archetype)
Alexandra Jamieson, Women, Food, and Desire: Embrace Your Cravings, Make Peace with Food, Love Your Body (Gallery)