Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Fall Book Releases

By The Associated Press Wed Aug 23, 2:26 PM ET

Some notable books coming out this fall:


"After This" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), Alice McDermott sets her latest novel during the Vietnam War as she writes again about the suburban Keane family.

"Against the Day" (Penguin), Thomas Pynchon's epic and long-awaited novel.

"All Aunt Hagar's Children" (Amistad), short stories by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Edward P. Jones.

"The Dissident" (Ecco), a novel about a Chinese artist and activist by the acclaimed young author, Nell Freudenberger.

"The Interpretation of Murder" (Henry Holt), Jed Rubenfeld's thriller finds Sigmund Freud in New York in the early 20th century.

"The Lay of the Land" (Alfred A. Knopf), Richard Ford returns with Frank Bascombe, the protagonist of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Independence Day."

"The Light of Evening" (Houghton Mifflin), Edna O'Brien's novel is centered on the troubled relationship between a mother and daughter.

"The Meaning of Night" (W.W. Norton), Michael Cox's thriller is set in 19th-century London.

"One Good Turn" (Little, Brown), Kate Atkinson, author of "Case Histories," sets her latest thriller around a car accident.

"Restless" (Bloomsbury), a spy story from William Boyd, set partly in Paris, 1939.

"The Return of the Player" (Grove), Hollywood schemer Griffin Mill is back in Michael Tolkin's new novel.

"The Road" (Alfred A. Knopf), a post-apocalypse tale from Cormac McCarthy.

"A Spot of Bother" (Doubleday), Mark Haddon presents the follies of family in his latest novel.

"Thirteen Moons" (Random House), Charles Frazier, author of "Cold Mountain," returns with this story of an orphaned white man living among Cherokees.

"The View from Castle Rock" (Alfred A. Knopf), a new collection from short story master Alice Munro.

"World War Z" (Crown), zombies are on the march in Max Brooks' novel.


"Andrew Carnegie" (Penguin Press), David Nasaw's 800-page biography of the tycoon and philanthropist.

"The Audacity of Hope" (Crown), Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., presents his vision for the future.

"Blind Side" (W.W. Norton), Michael Lewis, the author of "Moneyball," takes on professional football.

"Blood and Thunder" (Doubleday), Hampton Sides, the author of "Ghost Soldiers," looks back to the Wild West.

"The Confession" (ReganBooks), the memoirs of former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, the nation's first openly gay governor.

"Faith and Politics" (Viking), John Danforth, the former Missouri senator calls for moderation among his fellow Republicans.

"Innocent Man" (Doubleday), John Grisham, a nonfiction crime story from the million-selling novelist.

"Inside the Bush White House, the Second Term" (Simon & Schuster), Bob Woodward's latest inside account of the Bush administration.

"I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This" (Hyperion), jokes and anecdotes from Bob Newhart.

"Justice for All" (Riverhead), Jim Newton's biography of former Chief Justice and California governor Earl Warren.

"The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" (Broadway Books), Bill Bryson remembers growing up in the 1950s.

"Palestine" (Simon & Schuster), former President Carter offers thoughts on the Middle East.

"Soldier" (Alfred A. Knopf), Karen DeYoung's biography of Colin Powell, written with the cooperation of the former secretary of state.

"Thunderstruck" (Crown), Erik Larson, author of the best seller, "Devil in the White City," writes of murder and wireless communication at the turn of the 20th century.

"U2 by U2" (Harper Entertainment), the Irish rock band tell its own story.

"Walt Disney" (Alfred A. Knopf), Neal Gabler's 800-page biography of the Hollywood mogul.


salieri said...

""The Confession" (ReganBooks), the memoirs of former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, the nation's first openly gay governor."

1. McGreevey's not gay, he's bi.
2. He wasn't exactly open about it until that whole Israeli spy thing showed up.

Lindsey Lou said...

Charles Frazier wrote another book?! I thought he was kind of a one-hit wonder! But if it's half as good as "Cold Mountain" it'll be worth a shot.

Anonymous said...

I hear Allan Meltzer's History of the Federal Reserve, Vol. 2 is an excellent read.

Lindsey Lou said...

Temporary, is that you posing as Anonymous?

Barbara Blog's said...

If you enjoyed reading The Innocent Man as I did, may I suggest reading the companion book to it. Here is something I wrote about it: Who And Where Is Dennis Fritz, You say after reading John Grisham's Wonderful Book "The Innocent man", Grisham's First non-fiction book. The Other Innocent Man hardly mentioned in "The Innocent Man" has his own compelling and fascinating story to tell in "Journey Toward Justice". John Grisham endorsed Dennis Fritz's Book on the Front Cover. Dennis Fritz wrote his Book Published by Seven Locks Press, to bring awareness about False Convictions, and The Death Penalty. "Journey Toward Justice" is a testimony to the Triumph of the Human Spirit and is a Stunning and Shocking Memoir. Dennis Fritz was wrongfully convicted of murder after a swift trail. The only thing that saved him from the Death Penalty was a lone vote from a juror. "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham is all about Ronnie Williamson, Dennis Fritz's was his co-defendant. Ronnie Williamson was sentenced to the Death Penalty. Both were exonerated after spending 12 years in prison. Both Freed by a simple DNA test, The real killer was one of the Prosecution's Key Witness. John Grisham's "The Innocent Man" tells half the story. Dennis Fritz's Story needs to be heard. Read about how he wrote hundreds of letters and appellate briefs in his own defense and immersed himself in an intense study of law. He was a school teacher and a ordinary man from Ada Oklahoma, whose wife was brutally murdered in 1975. On May 8, 1987 while raising his young daughter alone, he was put under arrest and on his way to jail on charges of rape and murder. Since then, it has been a long hard road filled with twist and turns. Dennis Fritz is now on his "Journey Toward Justice". He never blamed the Lord and soley relied on his faith in God to make it through. He waited for God's time and never gave up.