Sunday, August 06, 2006

Books coming this fall

While I'm not sure I'm even finished posting lists of summer/beach books (see here, here, here, and here), the Denver Post has already published a fairly extensive list of books to be released this fall.

On that list, one of my favorite L.A. cops:

Echo Park, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown, 384 pages, $26.99)

Good ol' Harry Bosch comes face to face with a killer after reopening one of his own cold cases. (October)

Click here for a description of the book from Michael Connelly's official site.

The Lay of the Land, by Richard Ford (Knopf, 448 pages, $26.95)

Continuing with the story of Frank Bascombe--featured in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Independence Day--Ford has the real estate agent contending with his health and marital and family issues. (October)

Click here and here to see what I had to say about this book's predecessors.

Lisey's Story, by Stephen King (Scribner, 528 pages, $28)

A writer's widow tries to sort out his life, including his "dark place" where he went for inspiration and her own. (October)

Click here to see King's favorite books of 2005 and here to read about a thriller he and I both loved.

Moral Disorder, by Margaret Atwood (Doubleday, 304 pages, $24.95)

Here are 10 stories of parents, siblings, children, friends and enemies. (September)

Atwood's The Blind Assassin is one of my favorite novels of recent years; it also made this list of books about maverick women. Her The Handmaid's Tale was the first book that came to mind when I was thinking of novels about life in a theocracy.

One Good Turn, by Kate Atkinson (Little, Brown, 432 pages, $24.99)

When former detective Jackson Brodie--of Case Histories fame--sees an apparent case of road rage, a whole new can of worms is opened. (October)

Click here to see why I so eagerly await this novel.

The Road, by Cormac McCarthy (Knopf, 288 pages, $24)

A man and his young son struggle for survival in a landscape left bleak by some unnamed devastation. Their relationship is the only "good" thing in a world of evil and destruction. (September)

Click here and here for a couple of views of McCarthy's Blood Meridian.

There are quite a few more fiction titles on this list as well as coming nonfiction from John Grisham, Jonathan Franzen, Bill Bryson, Joan Didion, and others. Click here to read the article.

--Marshal Zeringue