Island Books’ bookseller/columnist James Crossley posted a fall books preview on the store’s blog, Message in a Bottle today, showing off not just a super fall line-up but some great blurbing. He handsells a bunch of new releases, including Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue, Zadie Smith’s NW and J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy (“I’m eager to find out what kind of literary chops she’s got when her canvas is an ordinary English town instead of an imaginary landscape filled with horcruxes and sorting hats.”) He puts in a plug for a Melville House title, The Story of My Assassins by Tarun Tejpal, calling it a crime novel with “considerable depth,” and a couple of others that might now be on your radar. If you’re looking for ideas about what to read this fall, start here.
Fall Releases You Should Know
— posted by Jamie