Must Read Books of Fall

August 31, 2011

Newsweek recently ran an interesting article on the must read books for Fall 2011. There are some great choices on this diverse list that include fiction, non-fiction and a biography. There is something for everyone. All are currently on order at EPL and available for you to place a hold!

In 11/22/63 by Stephen King a man travels back in time to prevent the assassination of JFK.

Originally published in three volumes in Japan in 2009, 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami has been reviewed as essential reading for anyone trying to come to grips with contemporary Japanese culture.

Man-Booker prize winning author Aravind Adiga writes of money and power set in the booming city of Mumbai in Last Man in Tower.

The subtitle of Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President by Ron Suskind says it all.  

In her follow up to A Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion chronicles the death of her daughter in Blue Nights.

Newsweek calls Then Again by Diane Keaton a tribute to her mother and a glimpse into the choices in her life.

Author Jeffrey Eugenides returns with an old fashioned love story set in the 1980s in The Marriage Plot .

The pulitzer winning author returns with another biographical masterpiece in Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie

Author Umberto Eco imagines what it would be like if all conspiracies, both real and imagined, were the work of one man in The Prague Cemetery.

Newsweek calls The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt a richly entertaining read about an ancient Roman text that inspired shockingly modern ideas.

Rika G.


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