Amazon Fall Book Reviews ReleasedBy Vickie Chandler
Aug 8 2011
Amazon.com Inc., today announced their Fall Books Preview (www.amazon.com/fallbooks). In anticipation of a season of blockbuster authors and dazzling new voices, the Amazon.com Books Editors have picked the best fall titles for readers of all tastes across literature, mysteries, science fiction, nonfiction, children’s books and more.
“This is one of the best seasons for literary novels to come along in several years,” said Chris Schluep, a Senior Editor at Amazon.com books. “We’ve highlighted Murakami and Eugenides in our Amazon Editors’ Top 10, as well as three of the finest debuts–by Amy Waldman, Erin Morgenstern, and Chad Harbach–to come across our desks in a long time. We love connecting readers with books we hope they’ll love, whether it’s a masterly literary debut, the perfect holiday cookbook, or the latest page-turner for those first chilly autumn nights. We hope our customers are as excited about our Fall Books Preview list as we are.”
Below are the Amazon Books Editors’ Top 10 Picks, listed alphabetically by author:
- “The Marriage Plot” by Jeffrey Eugenides: An often funny and always thoughtful novel about a post-college love triangle, by the celebrated author of “The Virgin Suicides” and “Middlesex.”
- “The Magician King” by Lev Grossman: The follow-up to the New York Times bestselling “The Magicians,” by senior writer and book critic for Time Magazine Lev Grossman. Praised by critics of mainstream and fantasy literature alike, this is Harry Potter for grownups.
- “The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach: Already drawing praise from such disparate sources as James Patterson and Jonathan Franzen, “The Art of Fielding” is an expansive baseball novel about much, much more than baseball.
- “11/22/1963” by Stephen King: King has killed a lot of people in his novels. In this one, he sends a man back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
- “Boomerang” by Michael Lewis: Michael Lewis is the King Midas of nonfiction writers–whatever topic he touches turns into bestseller gold. Now he turns his attention toward the wave of cheap credit that swept the past decade, illustrating how foreign governments showed their true (and not so flattering) colors in the face of easy money, and eventually pointing out that the United States wasn’t immune to such folly.
- “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern: This enchanting, dark, mesmerizing debut takes us into the black and white tents of Le Cirque des Reves–a circus that arrives without warning, simply appearing when yesterday it was not there–to tell the story of two lovers destined to share a life of joy, deceit, heartbreak and magic.
- “1Q84” by Haruki Murakami: First published in three volumes in Japan in 2009-2010, this novel quickly became a sensation, selling out the day it was released and reaching sales of one million within a month. In this magnum opus, Murakami has produced a hypnotic, mind-bending ode to George Orwell’s 1984.
- “Inheritance” by Christopher Paolini: The much-anticipated, thrilling conclusion of the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle, starring Eragon and his faithful dragon Saphira.
- “Reamde” by Neal Stephenson: From the bestselling science fiction novelist comes a high-stakes espionage thriller about a wealthy tech entrepreneur caught in the very real crossfire of his own online fantasy war game.
- “The Submission” by Amy Waldman: This debut novel by a ferocious new talent takes a look at 9/11 through a juried contest to build a memorial to the victims, turning a mirror on ourselves, our politicians, our ideals, and how we view each other in the aftermath.
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