Amazon customers get an early look at fall’s most anticipated reads,
as well as editors’ favorite under-the-radar releases
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 19, 2014--
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced its annual Big Fall Books
Preview to help readers discover the best upcoming releases. The Amazon
Book Editors selected what they expect to be fall’s hottest 20 books,
and also shared their personal favorites in a list of new
under-the-radar books. The Amazon Big Fall Books Preview also features
the season’s most anticipated releases in biographies, comics and
graphic novels, cookbooks, fiction, mysteries, nonfiction, romance and
science fiction—plus upcoming releases for kids and young adults.
“Fall is traditionally the biggest season for books and there are so
many fantastic reads in store for our customers this year,” said Sara
Nelson, Editorial Director of Books and Kindle, Amazon.com. “My team and
I read through hundreds of new titles to narrow down our top
picks. We’ve got books by names you know along with some by authors we
were excited to discover.”
Below are the Big Fall Books, in order of release date:
The Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by
Louise Penny: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache may be retired now,
but that doesn't mean he’s changed much.
Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child: Jack
Reacher is back. But now he’s working for the State Department and the
Edge of Eternity: Book Three of The Century Trilogy
by Ken Follett: The much-anticipated finale to The Century
Bones Never Lie: A Temperance Brennan Novel by Kathy
Reichs: Anthropologist Temperance Brennan battles the most
monstrous adversary she has ever encountered.
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's
"Learned" by Lena Dunham: A collection of
personal essays from the acclaimed creator, producer and star of HBO’s Girls.
The Heroes of Olympus Book Five: The Blood of Olympus by
Rick Riordan: The adventure continues, as the demigods face off
against an army of giants. Kids will rejoice.
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult: A daughter searches
for her mother online and through old journal entries.
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by
Neil Patrick Harris: A choose-your-own-adventure autobiography?
You have our attention.
Gray Mountain by John Grisham: Grisham
takes a young associate attorney out of the big city and into
The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the
Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R.R.
Martin: This is a lavish and comprehensive history of the Seven
Kingdoms, with lots of new material from the best-selling Game of
Blood Magick by Nora Roberts: Book Three of the
Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy, from the #1 best-selling author.
The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Kingkiller Chronicles) by
Patrick Rothfuss: A short book about one of Rothfuss’ most
enigmatic characters. Should tide you over until his next full novel.
Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice:
They’re baaack. Anne Rice’s vampires return in this hypnotic
Yes Please by Amy Poehler: Funny stories and
real-life advice from the well-known comedienne.
Pegasus by Danielle Steel: A historical
war novel of two families and the horse that will link them forever.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney:
The latest installment in the beloved Wimpy Kid series.
Revival by Stephen King: The prolific author
continues to amaze again and again.
Don't Give Up, Don't Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life
by Louis Zamperini and David Rensin: Life lessons from the
inspiring, late hero portrayed in Unbroken.
Hope to Die (The Alex Cross Series) by James Patterson:
The stakes have never been higher for Alex Cross, as he is forced to
bargain with a madman for his own family.
Saint Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz: Is
this really the finale of the Odd Thomas series? Sure looks like it.
And the editors’ personal under-the-radar picks:
Nora Webster by Colm Toibin: From the author of Brooklyn,
a wonderful book about a widow trying to reclaim her life. Like a lot
of great novels, it’s more memorable for what the characters don’t say
than for what they do. – Sara Nelson
I'll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist by
Betty Halbreich and Rebecca Paley: A memoir by the woman who
practically invented personal shopping—at Bergdorf Goodman in New York
over forty years ago. If you think this book is going to be Sex and
the City or just about clothes, think again. It’s also a rich,
deep memoir about growing up and learning to live in style—and sanity.
– Sara Nelson
The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson: From
National Book Award–winner Johnson (Tree of Smoke), this
suspenseful post-9/11 thriller takes us deep into treacherous African
war zones where three reckless soldiers of fortune confront
international spies, violent warlords, and their own secret demons. –
The Remedy for Love by Bill Roorbach: Roorbach (Life
Among Giants) starts with an enticing premise: two wounded souls
are stuck in a cabin, deep in the Maine woods, during a snowstorm.
From there, he weaves a thrilling, funny, romantic story about the
entwined and volatile chemistries of fear, truth, and love. – Neal
Acceptance (The Southern Reach Trilogy) by Jeff
Vandermeer: This is dreamy science fiction-slash-horror, set
around an uninhabited part of the country called “Area X.” Strange
things happen here, and much of the fun is in watching Vandermeer
develop mysteries and slowly solve them. It’s like Lost, but
with a more satisfying ending. – Chris Schluep
One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War by Bing
West: The title refers to the number of steps that a member of the
Third Platoon, fighting in Afghanistan, could expect to take during a
six month tour. West, an author and marine, was embedded with these
men while they endured some of the fiercest and most prolonged
fighting in the war. This is war writing of the highest order. – Chris
All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid
by Matt Bai: In 1987, Democratic presidential frontrunner Gary
Hart was photographed with a model named Donna Rice aboard a yacht
called “Monkey Business,” destroying his campaign and career in an
instant. Bai’s masterful and insightful account investigates the week
when political reporting—and politics itself—changed, and not
necessarily for the better. – Jon Foro
The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs by Greil
Marcus: Marcus rambles the back roads of rock history in this
inventive and entertaining collection of short biographies of 10 songs
spanning the entire breadth of rock-and-roll, from doo-wop to
post-punk, demonstrating how rock’s impulse to combine (and recombine)
its influences made each possible and entirely original. – Jon Foro
Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails by David
Kaplan, Nick Fauchald, Alex Day: Like its namesake bar, this
collection of craft cocktail recipes, essays, and bartending guidance
achieves that elusive blend of sophisticated elegance and edgy cool. –
Skink, No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen: In his first
YA novel, Hiaasen introduces a new generation of readers to his
popular character Skink, a man who doles out his own brand of swamp
justice. Skink, No Surrender is classic Hiaasen—quirky, funny,
thoughtful and compulsively readable. – Seira Wilson
Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire: Maguire, the
best-selling author of Wicked, puts his twist on Baba Yaga, the
infamous witch of Russian folklore, in this rich, multi-layered
adventure story steeped in Russian history. – Seira Wilson
To see the complete Big Fall Books Preview, go to www.amazon.com/fallbookspreview.
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