Big Books Due in September

Hundreds of books will hit bookshelves and ereaders this September, but some of the most anticipated are from big authors Ken Follett, J.K. Rowling, Michael Chabon and Lee Child.

Winter of the World by Ken FollettKen Follett,  never at a loss for words, follows his 2010 Fall of Giants with the second in his Century Trilogy, Winter of the World.  Thankfully this newest is only 960 pages instead of the 985 pages of the previous book.  The story continues the history of five families, but now through the rise of the Third Reich and World War II.  Street date September 18.


The Casual VacancyNot quite so big in length is J.K. Rowling’s first novel written for an adult audience  The Casual Vacancy.  Rowling sets her story in the small community of Pagford, a seemingly quiet community that is actually not at all peaceful and the death of Barry Fairbrother sets off further divisiveness.  Many adults enjoyed the Harry Potter series so expect her to please them again.  Street date is September 27.

Telegraph AvenuePulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon’s newest, Telegraph Avenue will be available on September 11.  As in some of his other novels we start with two guys who are partners, Nat Jaffe and Archy Stalling.  Not only do they work together but their wives do as well. The two men own a vinyl record store called Brokeland Records on Telegraph Avenue and the women work together in a midwifery partnership.  African American and Jewish friends mix with jazz, airships, and long lost family. Very high expectations on this one.

For all you Reacher creatures out there, Jack Reacher returns in Lee Child’s 17th in the series. Hitching a ride to Virginia puts Jack in another impossible situation. A Wanted Man will be available on September 11.

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