Sunday, August 26, 2012

6 New Books for September

UK hardcover edition (£18.99) / Published by Hamish Hamilton 
Release date: August 27, 2012

Although Zadie Smith is identified with the kinetic White TeethNW is the novel she's most proud of. Set in the north-west corner of London, her fourth novel tracks the lives of four urban dwellers in their 30s whose predictable domestic bliss is suddenly threatened by the arrival of an unexpected stranger. 

US hardcover edition ($27.99) / Published by Harper 
Release date: September 11, 2012

Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue is about two friends whose modest second-hand vinyl shop is threatened when a former NFL quarterback decides to build a mega store close by.

Director Cameron Crowe expressed an interest in adapting Chabon's seventh book for HBO. That fast? And the book hasn't been released yet.

US hardcover edition ($26.95) / Published by Riverhead 
Release date: September 11, 2012

Dominican-American Junot Diaz dissects love and all its complications in This Is How You Lose Her, his second collection of short stories following Drown. He said that “It took forever to get the fucking stories I needed to do this project." No sweat considering it took 11 years for his Pulitzer-winning novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, to get published.

US hardcover edition ($27.95) / Published by Viking
Release date: September 18, 2012

It only took him one year to write a 384-page book. Prolific author T.C. Boyle follows up When the Killing's Done (2011) with San Miguel, a sprawling domestic drama about two families living on a wind-swept island off the coast of California. There's a twist. One family lived in the island in the 1880s while the other in the 1930s. How Boyle ties up the two is anyone's guess. One thing's for certain: San Miguel is going to be epic. Time to turn on the melodrama meter.

US hardcover edition ($27.95) / Published by Viking    
Release date: September 27, 2012

All his life, Harold lived in the shadow of his successful brother. A singular act of violence changes everything, forcing him to look after his brother's children and their ageing parents.  

A.M. Homes is known for her dark, humorous domestic fiction and May We Be Forgiven is no different. In her seventh novel, she explores sibling rivalry and tests the very limits of familial ties, love and forgiveness. It's a moody, edgy ride, but one, no doubt, worth taking. 

US hardcover edition ($30) / Published by Random House 
Release date: September 18, 2012

Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie on February 1989, a year after The Satanic Verses was published. It was a harrowing time for Rushdie and his family, marked by a nagging fear and a life of hiding. In Joseph Anton, the prize-winning author talks about the grueling time he spent living with tight security. Freedom is none too sweet when it's taken and finally, after nine long years, given back.  

4 comments:

Denoy Eusebio said...

hmmm
no Grisham?
nyahaha

Visual Velocity said...

Denoy Eusebio: Meron siya, kaya lang sa October pa release date. The Racketeer title. Naalala ko tuloy bigla si Madame Bonsai, haha

SunnyToast said...

May we be forgiven seems like a good book:) I should check this out! thank you for sharing!

Visual Velocity said...

SunnyToast: A.M. Homes is a pretty cool writer. Check out her short story, "Do Not Disturb." :)