On the day when one of the most anticipated Young Adult books, since Harry Potter, is being released (Mockingjay), NY Mag releases its list of the 20 most anticipated fiction and nonfiction books for fall.
- Our Tragic Universe, Scarlett Thomas (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Sept. 1.
- Zero History, William Gibson (Putnam). Sept. 7.
- The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women, James Ellroy (Knopf). Sept. 7.
- Ape House, Sara Gruen (Random House). Sept. 7.
- C, Tom McCarthy (Knopf). Sept. 7.
- Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl, Donald Sturrock (Simon & Schuster). Sept. 14.
- Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, Danielle Evans (Riverhead). Sept. 23.
- Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert, trans. Lydia Davis (Viking). Sept. 23.
- Untitled on the Obama Administration, Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster). Sept. 27.
- By Nightfall, Michael Cunningham (FSG). Sept. 28.
- Nemesis, Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Oct. 5.
- Great House, Nicole Krauss (Norton). Oct. 12.
- Mourning Diary, Roland Barthes (Hill and Wang). Oct. 12
- How to Read the Air, Dinaw Mengestu (Riverhead). Oct. 14.
- Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics with Attendant Comments, Etc., Stephen Sondheim (Knopf). Oct. 26.
- The Instructions, Adam Levin (McSweeney’s). Nov. 1. This one came up last week in the Rumpus review, and will most likely be printed in a small run & is already being hailed as the best McSweeney's has ever published. Be sure to grab initial copies because first printings will run out quickly.
- The Petting Zoo, Jim Carroll (Viking). Nov. 4.
I will be receiving an advanced copy of this one, so keep an eye out for a review. (very excited).
- Life Times: Stories 1952–2007, Nadine Gordimer (FSG). Nov. 9.
- The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 (University of California Press). Nov. 15.
- The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner). Nov. 16.
- Richard Yates: A Novel, by Tao Lin (Melville House).
- Big Girls Don’t Cry, by Rebecca Traister (Free Press).
- Making Our Democracy Work, by Stephen Breyer (Knopf).
- Listen to This, by Alex Ross (FSG).
- Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow (Penguin).
- Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, by Steven Johnson (Riverhead).
- Travels in Siberia, by Ian Frazier (FSG).
- The New Yorker Stories, by Ann Beattie (Scribner).
- Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff (Little, Brown).
- Luka and the Fire of Life, by Salman Rushdie (Random House).
- Sunset Park, by Paul Auster (Henry Holt & Co.)
Labels: anticipated books, fall 2010, NY Mag