by Anne Roiphe, Harper
The essayist memoirizes her widowhood, and the process of moving on—with the help of a daughter and Match.com.
The Heretic’s Daughter….9/3
by Kathleen Kent, Little, Brown
A debut novel from the descendant of a Salem woman hanged as a witch.
The Sacred Book of the Werewolf….9/4
by Victor Pelevin, Viking
A sinister Slavic romance—werewolf, meet werefox—from the Russian neo-absurdist.
The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006–2008….9/8
by Bob Woodward, Simon & Schuster
Right on the heels of the GOP convention.
Fine Just the Way It Is….9/9
by Annie Proulx, Scribner
Nine more stories from Brokeback Mountain territory.
Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America….9/10
by Paul Tough, Houghton Mifflin
The story of an educational maverick (whose work to end poverty goes well beyond education).
by Will Self, Bloomsbury
Another postapocalyptic tale from Self, set in a brave new world where smoking is among the greatest sins.
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America….9/16
edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey, Ecco
William T. Vollmann on California, Dave Eggers on Illinois, etc.
Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency….9/16
by Barton Gellman, Penguin Press
Title almost says it all.
by Francine Prose, Harper
Prose’s fifteenth novel, a coming-of-age story, is quieter and more tender than her usual satire.
The Forever War….9/16
by Dexter Filkins, Knopf
The New York Times reporter’s dispatches from Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Flying Troutmans….10/1
by Miriam Toews, Counterpoint
How many screwball family-travel novels feature a child obsessed with New York Times Magazine interrogator Deborah Solomon?
Death With Interruptions….10/6
by José Saramago, Harcourt
The latest from the Portuguese Nobelist.
Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession….10/7
by Anne Rice, Knopf
The recovered atheist who forsook vampires for Jesus stories explains herself.
by Alaa Al Aswany, Harper
The Egyptian novelist’s sprawling testament to post-9/11 immigrants’ lives.
Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief….10/7
by James M. McPherson, Penguin Press
Examines Lincoln’s talents as a military strategist during one of the nation’s true 3 a.m. moments.
by John Barth, Houghton Mifflin
The merry trickster turns out nine (relatively accessible) stories, all set in or around an older gated community near Chesapeake Bay.
I See You Everywhere….10/14
by Julia Glass, Pantheon
A novel about two sisters from the National Book Award–winning author of Three Junes.
The Shadow Factory….10/14
by James Bamford, Doubleday
That factory would be the wiretapping NSA.
Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer….10/28
by Fred Kaplan, Harper
Not just Lincoln’s speeches but his love letters, legal briefs, and free-verse poetry on agriculture.
The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul….11/4
by Patrick French, Knopf
Already highly touted in the U.K.
Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt ….11/4
by H.W. Brands, Doubleday
The season’s doorstop presidential bio.
The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For….11/4
by Alison Bechdel, Houghton Mifflin
From the cartoonist who wrote the graphic memoir Fun Home.
by A.B. Yehoshua, Harcourt
An alienated Jewish expat digs up old hominid bones in Africa.
Le Corbusier: A Life….11/11
by Nicholas Fox Weber, Knopf
The first full-scale biography of the late, great beloved and maligned architect.
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World….11/13
by Niall Ferguson, Penguin
Moolah, from Renaissance Italy to post-Katrina New Orleans.
Outliers: The Story of Success….11/18
by Malcolm Gladwell, Little, Brown
Another surefire hit with the business-guru set: A catalogue of the environmental factors that created the world’s outstanding people.