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What New Book Should You Read This Fall?

Fall in love with a new book this fall.

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What New Book Should You Read This Fall?

You got: "The Dog" by Joseph O'Neill

Joseph O'Neill, author of the best-selling and award-winning "Netherland" returns with a comic novel set in Dubai. "The Dog" details the post-breakup life of a man who leaves New York for a fresh start in Dubai, but struggles with constant feelings of guilt. Though humorous, "The Dog" is also a profound commentary on ethics and the human condition that will make you reflect as the leaves begin to change color. Publication date: September 9, 2014

"The Dog" by Joseph O'Neill
Pantheon
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You got: "Lila" by Marilynne Robinson

National Book Award finalist Marilynne Robinson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Gilead" and "Housekeeping," revisits the town of Gilead in her new novel. "Lila" follows the tumultuous childhood and life of a girl who grew up on the fringes of society and now must reconcile her new life as wife of a minister with her nomadic past. A moving story of spiritual redemption, "Lila" will warm readers' hearts as winter approaches. Publication date: October 7, 2014

"Lila" by Marilynne Robinson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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You got: "The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters

Three-time Man Booker Prize finalist Sarah Waters' enthralling new historical novel "The Paying Guests" opens in 1922 South London. When widowed Mrs. Wray and her daughter Frances are forced to take in lodgers, little do they know the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber will irreversibly change Frances' life. Part love story, part thriller, "The Paying Guests" will leave you feverish even as the days grow cooler. Publication date: September 16, 2014

"The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters
Riverhead Books
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You got: "Us" by David Nicholls

David Nicholls, the New York Times best-selling author of "One Day," tackles the complexities of marriage and family in "Us." A moving exploration of the meaning of parenthood, aging, and marriage, "Us" follows Douglas Peterson as he attempts to repair his relationships with his wife and son on a month-long trip to Europe. Heartfelt and tender, "Us" is the perfect read to settle into the fall season with. Publication date: October 28, 2014

"Us" by David Nicholls
Harper
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You got: "Hold the Dark" by William Giraldi

William Giraldi's literary thriller "Hold the Dark" is a mythical exploration of evil on the Alaskan tundra. At the opening of "Hold the Dark," it is winter and wolves have taken children from the isolated Alaskan village of Keelut. An investigation of the killings soon brings to light unspeakable secrets. A violent and terrifying journey into the heart of darkness, "Hold the Dark" will leave you feeling especially appreciative of autumn's warmth. Publication date: September 8, 2014

"Hold the Dark" by William Giraldi
Liveright
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You got: "J" by Howard Jacobson

Man Booker Prize-winner Howard Jacobson's dystopian novel "J" has drawn comparisons to both Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" and George Orwell's "1984." Frightening and evocative, "J" is set in a world where the past has been carefully obscured and one couple's hope-inspiring love affair could prove devastating to the human race. A literary triumph, Jacobson's novel will leave you breathless as fall's chill begins to creep through the air. Publication date: October 14, 2014

"J" by Howard Jacobson
Hogarth
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You got: "Ugly Girls" by Lindsay Hunter

Lindsay Hunter's gritty debut novel "Ugly Girls" tells the story of two girls whose complex friendship, then world as they know it, falls apart at a breakneck pace. When Perry and Baby Girl finally meet Jamey, who has been posing as a high school boy online, they realize there is much more than just their turbulent friendship at stake. A raw, dark exploration of human ugliness, "Ugly Girls" will breathe life into the quietest of autumn nights. Publication date: November 4, 2014

"Ugly Girls" by Lindsay Hunter
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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You got: "A Brief History of Seven Killings" by Marlon James

Marlon James, author of the critically acclaimed "The Book of Night Women," returns with an epic novel woven around the attempted assassination of Bob Marley. Spanning several decades, "A Brief History of Seven Killings" is a complex portrait of one of the most unstable periods in Jamaican history. Part historical fiction, part thriller, James' vibrant, sweeping novel is the perfect companion for the windiest days of fall. Publication date: October 2, 2014

"A Brief History of Seven Killings" by Marlon James
Penguin
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You got: "10:04" by Ben Lerner

Ben Lerner's "10:04" takes place in an increasingly chaotic New York as seen through the eyes of a narrator grappling with his own mortality and the implications of fatherhood. Throughout the novel, Lerner skillfully captures the essence of what it means to be alive. Complex and provocative, "10:04" is the perfect read for feeling revitalized this season. Publication date: September 2, 2014

"10:04" by Ben Lerner
Faber & Faber
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