Our Buzz Books 2018 Fall/Winter sampler alone is full of excerpts from great forthcoming literary fiction by Barbara Kingsolver, Elizabeth McCracken, Sarah Perry and more, plus sixteen promising debuts including titles from Kathy Wang, Wil Medearis, and Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. As usual, our free ebook starts with a broad view of the forthcoming publishing season that highlights hundreds of new books of note on the way.
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With Book Expo starting next week, we’re presenting extracts from that seasonal preview over our next few issues. (Please remember: Because we prepared this preview many months in advance, titles, content, and publication dates are all subject to change.)
Here is our full list of literary and debut titles for the fall and winter season, alphabetically by author. Titles excerpted in Buzz Books are noted with an asterisk:
Kate Atkinson, Transcription (Little, Brown, 9/25)
*Sarah Bird, Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen (St. Martin’s, 9/4)
William Boyd, Love Is Blind (Knopf, 10/9)
Leonard Cohen, The Flame: Poems and Notebooks – The final, posthumous writings of the legendary singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist.
Pat Barker, The Silence of the Girls (Doubleday, 9/11)
Deborah Eisenberg, Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories (Ecco, 9/25)
*Leif Enger, Virgil Wander (Atlantic Monthly, 10/2)
Nuruddin Farah, North of Dawn (Riverhead, 12/4)
Sebastian Faulks, Paris Echo (Henry Holt, 11/6)
Khaled Hosseini, Sea Prayer (Riverhead, 9/18)
Yu Hua, The Incident: Stories (Pantheon, 11/13)
Thom Jones, Night Train: New and Selected Stories (Little, Brown, 10/16) – A posthumous collection from the author of The Pugilist At Rest.
*Barbara Kingsolver, Unsheltered (Harper, 10/16)
Elinor Lipman, Good Riddance (HMH, 2/5)
*Elizabeth McCracken, Bowlaway (Ecco, 2/5)
Haruki Murakami, Killing Commendatore (Knopf, 10/9)
George Saunders, Fox 8: A Story (Random House, 11/13)
Helen Schulman, Come With Me (Harper, 11/27)
Gary Shteyngart, Lake Success (Random House, 9/4)
Sjon, CoDex 1962: A Trilogy (MCD/FSG, 9/11)
Jean Thompson, A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl (S&S, 10/9)
Eliot Ackerman, Waiting For Eden (Knopf, 9/25)
Karen Bender, The New Order: Stories (Counterpoint, 11/13)
Edward Carey, Little (Riverhead, 10/23)
Tom Barbarsh, The Dakota Winters (Ecco, 12/4)
Lucia Berlin, Evening in Paradise: More Stories (FSG, 11/6)
Esi Edugyan, Washington Black (Knopf, 9/18) – New from the Giller-Prize winner.
Diana Evans, Ordinary People (Liveright, 9/11)
*Lisa Gabriele, The Winters (Viking, 10/16) – A reimagining of Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.
Louisa Hall, Trinity (Ecco, 10/16)
Laird Hunt, In the House in the Dark of the Woods (Little, Brown, 10/16)
Daniel Mason, The Winter Soldier (Little, Brown, 9/11)
Suzanne Matson, Ultraviolet (Catapult, 9/4)
Amelie Nothomb, Strike Your Heart (Europa Editions, 9/11)
Samuel Park, The Caregiver (S&S, 9/25)
*Sarah Perry, Melmoth (Custom House, 10/16) – The follow up to the bestselling The Essex Serpent.
Sam Savage, An Orphanage of Dreams (Coffee House, 1/8) – The final novel from the award-winning author of Firmin.
Roberto Saviano, The Piranhas (FSG, 9/4)
Daniel Torday, Boomer1 (St. Martin’s, 9/18)
Juan Gabriel Vasquez, The Shape of the Ruins (Riverhead, 9/25)
John Wray, Godsend (FSG, 10/9)
Dror Burstein, Muck (FSG, 11/13)
Lea Carpenter, Red, White, Blue (Knopf, 8/21)
Claudia Dey, Heartbreaker (Random House, 8/21)
Abby Geni, The Wildlands (Counterpoint, 9/4)
Alison Hagy, Scribe (Graywolf, 10/2)
Eugenia Kim, The Kinship of Secrets (HMH, 11/6) – The sophomore novel from the author of The Calligrapher’s Daughter.
Idra Novey, Those Who Knew (Viking, 11/6)
Chigozie Obioma, An Orchestra of Minorities (Little, Brown, 1/8)
*John Jay Osborn, Listen To the Marriage (FSG, 10/2)
*Frances de Ponte Peebles, The Air You Breathe (Riverhead, 8/21)
Sarah Selecky, Radiant Shimmering Light (Bloomsbury, 12/4)
May-Lan Tan, Things To Make and Break (Emily Books/Coffee House, 10/2)
Fall and winter are generally designated for major literary titles, but there’s still plenty of room for new authors. We expect great things from debuts by Chaya Buvaneswar, Stuart Turton, Helen Cullen, and Katrina Carraso, and expect to hear similar plaudits about new works by Hank Green, Katrina Carrasco, Oliva Laing, Lydia Kiesling, and many more listed below:
*Nana Kwame Adje-Brenyah, Friday Black Nana (Mariner, 10/23)
Oyinkan Brathwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer (Doubleday, 11/13)
*Chaya Bhuvaneswar, White Dancing Elephants (Dzanc, 10/9)
*Carrie Callaghan, A Light of Her Own (Amberjack, 11/13)
Katrina Carrasco, The Best Bad Things (MCD/FSG, 11/6)
Helen Cullen, The Lost Letter of William Woolf (Graydon House, 9/4)
Imogen Hermes Gowar, The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock (Harper, 9/11)
Hank Green, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (Dutton, 9/25)
JM Holmes, How Are You Going To Save Yourself: Stories (Little, Brown, 8/21)
Caroline Hulse, The Adults (Random House, 11/27)
*Jan Kochai Jamil, 99 Nights in Logar (Viking, 1/8)
Lydia Kiesling, The Golden State (MCD/FSG, 9/4)
Olivia Laing, Crudo (Norton, 9/11) – A debut novel from the acclaimed essayist.
John Larison, Whiskey When We’re Dry (Viking, 8/21)
*Sofia Lundberg, The Red Address Book (HMH, 1/15)
Marjorie Herrera Lewis, When All the Men Were Gone (William Morrow, 10/2)
Stephen Markley, Ohio (Simon & Schuster, 8/21)
*Wil Medearis, Restoration Heights (Hanover Square, 1/22)
*Alex Michaelides, The Silent Patient (Celadon, 1/15)
Xander Miller, Zo (Knopf, 2/5)
Wayetu Moore, She Would Be King (Graywolf, 9/11)
Heather Morris, The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Harper, 9/4)
Sarah Meuleman, Find Me Gone (Harper, 10/23)
Josie Silver, One Day in December (Crown, 10/16)
*Deb Spera, Alligator (Park Row, 9/4)
Preti Taneja, We Are That Young (Knopf, 8/21) – A modern-day King Lear set in contemporary India.
Sharlene Teo, Ponti (S&S, 9/4)
*Stuart Turton, The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (Sourcebooks, 9/18)
*Kathy Wang, Family Trust (William Morrow, 10/30)