If hearing about the fall when summer isn't even over makes you melancholy (like watching back-to-school commercials in early July), forgive us. This fall is going to be a great publishing season, so we're already giddy over here.
  1. 'Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights' by Salman Rushdie. "Beguiling and astonishing, wonderful and wondrous. Rushdie at his best," our reviewer writes. Available Sep. 8.
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  2. 'Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3.' "Twain lived a whirlwind life, interested in almost everything, particularly when it was cool, modern, and gadgety." Available Oct. 15.
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  3. 'Dear Mr. You' by Mary Louise Parker. "A unique, poised, and polished first book from a respected actress." Available Nov. 10.
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  4. 'Purity' by Jonathan Franzen. "A twisty but controlled epic that merges large and small concerns: loose nukes and absent parents, government surveillance and bad sex, gory murder and fine art." Available Sep. 1.
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  5. 'Slade House' by David Mitchell. "Ingenious, scary, and downright weird." Available Oct. 27.
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  6. 'Why Not Me?' by @mindy. Our review isn't in yet but expect more funny essays, as in her earlier book, 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?: And Other Concerns'. Available Sep. 15.
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  7. 'The Marvels' by Brian Selznick. From the kid's writer and illustrator of 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret,' our reviewer says that in 'The Marvels,' "Time, grief, forgiveness, and love intersect in epic theater celebrating mysteries of the heart and spirit." Available Sep. 15, for ages 10 & up.
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  8. 'Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir' by Carrie Brownstein. "Unlike many rock star memoirs, there's no sense that this book is a chore or marketing effort. It's revealing and riveting." Available Oct. 27.
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  9. 'The Story of the Lost Child,' by Elena Ferrante, volume 4 of her Neapolitan Novels series. "The enigmatic Ferrante, whose identity remains the subject of international literary gossip, has created a mythic portrait of a female friendship in the chothonian world of postwar Naples." Available Sep. 1.
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  10. 'One Today,' by Richard Blanco, who was Obama's inaugural poet in 2013. Illustrated by Dav Pilkey, the creator of the Captain Underpants series (we're not kidding). "When it was read, the poem was instantly acclaimed; Pilkey's visual interpretation fully-and joyfully-honors it." Ages 4-8.
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  11. 'Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink' by Elvis Costello. Our review isn't in yet but expect a not-typical, even idiosyncratic memoir. Available Oct. 13.
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  12. 'The Clasp' by Sloane Crosley. "This debut novel from a bestselling essayist follows an interlinked circle of friends on a quest to find a priceless necklace and regain an even rarer treasure: a genuine connection." Available Oct, 6.
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