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SEATTLE, Aug 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
(NASDAQ: AMZN)--Amazon.com Inc., today announced their Fall Books Preview
In anticipation of a season of blockbuster authors and dazzling new
voices, the Amazon.com Books Editors have picked the best fall titles
for readers of all tastes across literature, mysteries, science fiction,
nonfiction, children's books and more.
"This is one of the best seasons for literary novels to come along in
several years," said Chris Schluep, a Senior Editor at Amazon.com books.
"We've highlighted Murakami and Eugenides in our Amazon Editors' Top 10,
as well as three of the finest debuts--by Amy Waldman, Erin Morgenstern,
and Chad Harbach--to come across our desks in a long time. We love
connecting readers with books we hope they'll love, whether it's a
masterly literary debut, the perfect holiday cookbook, or the latest
page-turner for those first chilly autumn nights. We hope our customers
are as excited about our Fall Books Preview list as we are."
Below are the Amazon Books Editors' Top 10 Picks, listed alphabetically
- "The Marriage Plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides: An often funny and
always thoughtful novel about a post-college love triangle, by the
celebrated author of "The Virgin Suicides" and "Middlesex."
- "The Magician King" by Lev Grossman: The follow-up to the New
York Times bestselling "The Magicians," by senior writer and book
critic for Time Magazine Lev Grossman. Praised by critics of
mainstream and fantasy literature alike, this is Harry Potter for
- "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach: Already drawing praise
from such disparate sources as James Patterson and Jonathan Franzen,
"The Art of Fielding" is an expansive baseball novel about much, much
more than baseball.
- "11/22/1963" by Stephen King: King has killed a lot of people
in his novels. In this one, he sends a man back in time to prevent the
assassination of John F. Kennedy.
"Boomerang" by Michael Lewis: Michael Lewis is the King Midas
of nonfiction writers--whatever topic he touches turns into bestseller
gold. Now he turns his attention toward the wave of cheap credit that
swept the past decade, illustrating how foreign governments showed
their true (and not so flattering) colors in the face of easy money,
and eventually pointing out that the United States wasn't immune to
- "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern: This enchanting, dark,
mesmerizing debut takes us into the black and white tents of Le Cirque
des Reves--a circus that arrives without warning, simply appearing when
yesterday it was not there--to tell the story of two lovers destined to
share a life of joy, deceit, heartbreak and magic.
- "1Q84" by Haruki Murakami: First published in three volumes in
Japan in 2009-2010, this novel quickly became a sensation, selling out
the day it was released and reaching sales of one million within a
month. In this magnum opus, Murakami has produced a hypnotic,
mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984.
- "Inheritance" by Christopher Paolini: The much-anticipated,
thrilling conclusion of the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle,
starring Eragon and his faithful dragon Saphira.
- "Reamde" by Neal Stephenson: From the bestselling science
fiction novelist comes a high-stakes espionage thriller about a
wealthy tech entrepreneur caught in the very real crossfire of his own
online fantasy war game.
- "The Submission" by Amy Waldman: This debut novel by a
ferocious new talent takes a look at 9/11 through a juried contest to
build a memorial to the victims, turning a mirror on ourselves, our
politicians, our ideals, and how we view each other in the aftermath.
To see the complete Fall Books Preview, go to www.amazon.com/fallbooks
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