The October Pennie’s Pick at Costco is Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak.
Target announced Book Club selections for both October and November, choosing Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land and The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel, respectively.
The October title for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club Now Read This is American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee.
Barnes & Noble‘s top fiction picks for the month include Buzz Books 2018 Fall/Winter title Virgil Wander by Leif Enger, as well as:
The Clockmaker’s Daughter, by Kate Morton
Every Breath, by Nicholas Sparks
The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom
A Spark of Light, by Jodi Picoult
Elevation, by Stephen King
Killing Commendatore, by Haruki Murakami
Blood Communion, by Anne Rice
Bathed in Prayer, by Jan Karon
The Kennedy Debutante, by Kerri Maher
The Giller Prize shortlist was announced, (including two spring/summer Publishers Lunch Buzz Books*) with the winner to be named on November 19.
French Exit, by Patrick deWitt*
Songs for the Cold of Heart, by Eric Dupont, translated by Peter McCambridge
Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan
Motherhood, by Sheila Heti*
An Ocean of Minutes, by Thea Lim
In the UK, the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction announced its shortlist, with the winner to be named on November 14:
Hello World, Hannah Fry
The Spy and the Traitor, Ben Macintyre
Amateur, Thomas Page McBee
Imperial Twilight, Stephen R Platt
Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy
She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, Carl Zimmer