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Your Fall Fiction Preview

Mark your to-read lists with these upcoming novels! From debuts to new stories from beloved authors, these books won’t let you stop reading.

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    Matrix Book Cover Picture
    Matrix Book Cover Picture

    Matrix

    by Lauren Groff

    Equally alive to the sacred and the profane, Matrix gathers currents of violence, sensuality, and religious ecstasy in a mesmerizing portrait of consuming passion, aberrant faith, and a woman that history moves both through and around. Lauren Groff’s new novel, her first since Fates and Furies, is a defiant and timely exploration of the raw power of female creativity in a corrupted world.
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    Matrix Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    The Plague Book Cover Picture

    The Plague

    by Albert Camus

    The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. An immediate triumph when it was published in 1947, The Plague is in part an allegory of France’s suffering under the Nazi occupation, as well as a timeless story of bravery and determination against the precariousness of human existence. In this fresh yet careful translation, the first in over seventy years, Laura Marris breathes new life in Camus’s ever-resonant tale.
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    The Plague Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.00

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    Normal People: The Scripts Book Cover Picture

    Normal People: The Scripts

    by Sally Rooney

    Delve deeper into the Emmy—and Golden Globe—nominated series based on Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel with this must-have collection of the Normal People scripts, featuring behind-the-scenes photos and an introduction by director Lenny Abrahamson.
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    Normal People: The Scripts Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $30.00

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    The Family Book Cover Picture

    The Family

    by Naomi Krupitsky

    A captivating debut novel about the tangled fates of two best friends and daughters of the Italian mafia, and a coming-of-age story of twentieth-century Brooklyn itself.
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    The Family Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    The Survivors Book Cover Picture

    The Survivors

    by Alex Schulman

    In the wake of their mother’s death, three estranged brothers return to the lakeside cottage where, more than two decades before, an unspeakable accident forever altered their family. By brilliantly dissecting a mind unraveling in the wake of tragedy, Alex Schulman reveals the ways in which our deepest loyalties leave us open to the greatest betrayals.
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    The Survivors Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.00

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    The Butler Book Cover Picture

    The Butler

    by Danielle Steel

    Two different worlds and two very different lives collide in Paris in this captivating novel by Danielle Steel.
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    The Butler Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.99

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    Small World Book Cover Picture

    Small World

    by Jonathan Evison

    Jonathan Evison’s Small World is a historical epic novel with a Dickensian flair, a grand entertainment that asks whether our nation has made good on its promises. It dazzles as its characters come to connect with one another through time. And it hits home as it probes at our country’s injustices, big and small, straight through to its deeply satisfying final words.
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    Small World Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Harlem Shuffle Book Cover Picture

    Harlem Shuffle

    by Colson Whitehead

    Harlem Shuffle’s ingenious story plays out in a beautifully recreated New York City of the early 1960s. It’s a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to Harlem. But mostly, it’s a joy to read, another dazzling novel from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Colson Whitehead.
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    Harlem Shuffle Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.95

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    Oh William! Book Cover Picture

    Oh William!

    by Elizabeth Strout

    Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout explores the mysteries of marriage and the secrets we keep, as a former couple reckons with where they’ve come from—and what they’ve left behind.
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    Oh William! Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    The Book of Form and Emptiness Book Cover Picture

    The Book of Form and Emptiness

    by Ruth Ozeki

    With its blend of sympathetic characters, riveting plot, and vibrant engagement with everything from jazz, to climate change, to our attachment to material possessions, The Book of Form and Emptiness is classic Ruth Ozeki—bold, wise, poignant, playful, humane, and heartbreaking.
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    The Book of Form and Emptiness Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $30.00

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    The Best Short Stories 2021 Book Cover Picture

    The Best Short Stories 2021

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Twenty prizewinning stories selected from the thousands published in magazines over the previous year—continuing the O. Henry Prize’s century-long tradition of literary excellence. New guest editor Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has brought her own refreshing perspective to the prize, selecting stories by an engaging mix of celebrated names and young emerging voices.
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    The Best Short Stories 2021 Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.95

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    The Morning Star

    by Karl Ove Knausgaard

    The Morning Star is a novel about what we do not understand, about great drama seen through the limited lens of little lives. But first and foremost, it is a novel about what happens when dark forces in the world are set free.
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    The Morning Star Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $30.00

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