If you haven't yet given it a read, we highly recommend you check out Huffington Post's recent article "20 Fall 2016 Books You'll Need for Your Bookshelf." It's a fantastic guide for the fairest reading season of them all AND it includes FIVE HarperCollins titles! Check out further details on the titles they chose below, and give the article a read here.
Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? by Kathleen Collins
This never-before-published collection of stories underscores the brilliance of this revered yet little-known African-American artist and filmmaker who passed away in 1988 following her fight with breast cancer. Far-reaching yet deeply personal, this collection provides rich meditations on race, gender, family, and sexuality and is sure to awaken a renewed appreciation for this incredible mind who influenced a long list of writers, including Toni Morrison, Martha Southgate, Bliss Broyard, Katie Roiphe, and Erica Jong. Get more details here.
Moonglow by Michael Chabon
The latest work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and Telegraph Avenue is a semi-autobiographical epic tale that begins with a deathbed confession shared between grandfather and grandson. A novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure, Moonglow has already received starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, who raves "Chabon has created a masterful and resounding novel of the dark and blazing forces that forged our tumultuous, confounding, and precious world." Get the egalley here.
The Terranauts by T.C. Boyle
From the author of The Harder They Come, this literary deep-dive into the human psyche has also received starred reviews from both Booklist and Library Journal, who proclaimed, "This is one of Boyle’s best—and quite possibly one of the best of the year." Following four men and four women voluntarily sealed inside a three-acre biosphere as part of a grand human experiment (or potentially the world's most expensive PR stunt), Boyle's latest continues to display his masterful grasp of human behavior and folly, wrapped up in a timely social commentary. Get the egalley here.
Nicotine by Nell Zink
Zink's follow-up to the critically acclaimed Mislaid is a bitingly funny yet heartfelt exploration of family through the eyes of a recent MBA graduate who returns to her recently deceased father's childhood home only to find it occupied by a charming group of pro-smoking squatters. Nicotine was called by Booklist a "heady, witty novel" that "traverses diverse perspectives and intentions, offering rich explorations of the characters’ varied conflicts and subversive lives." Get the egalley here.
Intimations by Alexandra Kleeman
From the celebrated author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, this new book is a thought-provoking, often unsettling story collection that consists, broadly, of narrative diagrams of the three main stages in a human life: birth, life, and death. From Booklist, "Kleeman thoroughly owns her material, and her inventive collection offers a prodigious exploration into distinctive realms." Get more details here.
The air is brisk, the days are shorter, and fall feels like it's finally arrived. Time for a blanket and a book! We hope you'll pick up some of these titles and let us know what you think. Drop us a line at email@example.com.