Labor Day may have marked the unofficial end of summer, but last week’s long weekend also marked the beginning of the publishing world’s fall book rush. With dozens of new titles hitting shelves in the months leading up to December’s holiday shopping spree, this is the season to celebrate books across all categories. Our highlights for fall’s upcoming releases are spread out across a variety of genres, assuring ample reading options for every literary preference.
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris
David Sedaris turns his dry wit to the animal kingdom with a collection of tales that feature his characteristic brand of situational humor and observational absurdism. Species be damned.
Release Date: September 28
Selected Stories by William Trevor
In his half-century-long writing career, William Trevor has amassed three Whitbread and four O. Henry Prize wins, along with five Booker nominations and numerous other accolades. This selection combines his best short stories into one perfectly edited volume.
Release Date: November 4
Life Times: Stories, 1952-2007 by Nadine Gordimer
From epic stories such as “Something’s Out There” to later, more experimental works, Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer’s prolific career is beautifully condensed into this seminal collection of her best short fiction.
Release Date: November 9