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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 Clasp by Sloane Crosley

Acclaimed essayist Sloane Crosley's debut novel The Clasp centers around three friends in their late 20s who went their separate ways after college, but are reunited when they attend a mutual friend's wedding. When they hear a story about a necklace that mysteriously vanished in France, they set off on a grand adventure across America and France to find it and the connection they once had with each other. At turns funny and tender, The Clasp will warm your heart during the coldest parts of autumn. Publication date: Oct. 6, 2015

The Clasp by Sloane Crosley
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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You got: The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli's The Story of My Teeth follows an auctioneer known as Highway as he makes his way through Mexico City. Highway prides himself on being a storyteller, which means that he is not always so honest about the items he sells – including several peculiar sets of teeth. A quirky and charming meditation on art, value, and truth, The Story of My Teeth will delight you as the leaves change color. Publication date: Sept. 15, 2015

The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli
Coffee House Press
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You got: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood's The Heart Goes Last is the newest novel by the acclaimed author of The Handmaid's Tale and many other award-winning works. The fourth installment in the Positron series, The Heart Goes Last is the story of a married couple who must find a way to survive in extremely dire economic times. In desperation, they join The Positron Project in the town of Consilience, where residents alternate every month between living in comfortable homes and working as inmates in the prison. Dark and chilling as the autumn evening, The Heart Goes Last will make you reflect on our society. Publication date: Sept. 29, 2015

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
Nan A. Talese
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You got: The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

Anthony Marra, author of the award-winning A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, returns with The Tsar of Love and Techno, a short story collection set in past and present Russia. The characters in these interlinked stories are everyone from former gulag prisoners to actresses to Communist censors – and are often connected in surprising ways, making the collection feel more like a multifaceted novel than a set of stories. A portrait of a country touched by loss, The Tsar of Love and Techno is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit that will inspire you this season. Publication date: Oct. 6, 2015

The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
Hogarth
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You got: Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

Chinelo Okparanta's debut novel Under the Udala Trees is inspired by traditional Nigerian folklore and set against the backdrop of Nigeria's civil war. An eleven-year-old girl is sent away for her safety as war and violence begin to tear the country apart, but falls in love with someone taboo – a girl from a different community – and is forced to hide what she feels. Deeply moving and powerful, Under the Udala Trees is a commentary on identity, prejudice, and forbidden love that will break your heart this fall. Publication date: Sept. 22, 2015

Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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You got: Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

In Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, acclaimed novelist Salman Rushdie spins classic mythology to fit modern times, showing off his talents as a master storyteller. After New York City is struck by an unusual storm, its inhabitants begin to experience magic and mischief, unknowingly playing a part in an epic battle between good and evil that will last 1001 nights. Imaginative and often humorous, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights will transport you to another realm this autumn. Publication date: Sept. 8, 2015

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
Random House
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You got: Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins

Claire Vaye Watkins, author of the award-winning short story collection Battleborn, returns with a debut novel set in the future in a California made unlivable by severe drought. A young couple has learned to survive in an abandoned mansion on rations and scavenged sustenance, but a run-in with a mysterious child leads them on a dangerous search for a better life to the east. Watkins' brilliant writing in Gold Fame Citrus will scorch you just when you thought summer was over. Publication date: Sept. 29, 2015

Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins
Riverhead Books
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You got: Purity by Jonathan Franzen

Acclaimed novelist Jonathan Franzen returns with Purity, a sweeping, epic novel about a young girl named Purity "Pip" Tyler who is searching for her father and her identity. A run-in with an activist from Germany lands Pip with an internship at a collective in Bolivia called The Sunlight Project that exposes secrets those in power would rather keep hidden, but those at TSP seem to have secrets of their own as well. Complex, globe-trotting, and provocative, Purity is one of the most anticipated books this fall. Publication date: Sept. 1, 2015

Purity by Jonathan Franzen
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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You got: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff, author of the best-sellers Arcadia and The Monsters of Templeton, is back with Fates and Furies, a multi-layered portrait of a seemingly perfect marriage that unravels over the course of two decades. Told from both sides, Fates and Furies is wholly complex, dramatic, and riveting – an exploration of love, betrayal, perception, and the destructive power of secrets. Groff's novel's crackling energy makes it the perfect read for fall. Publication date: Sept. 15, 2015

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Riverhead Books
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