The Big Books of BEA; Fiction

Ironically, many media outlets complained about the focus on new media at the show and then went on to focus on it themselves, ignoring the books. The following, however, devoted at least part of their coverage to the major titles of the show:

Below are the fiction titles. Up next, we’ll wrap up nonfiction. On Wednesday, we will post a roundup of titles mentioned at the librarians’ “Shout and Share” program.

Below are the titles most libraries already have on order:

  • Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist, (Simon & Schuster, 7/31)
  • Richard Russo, That Old Cape Magic (Knopf 8/4). Many are not showing the audio, however, from Books on Tape
  • Dan Chaon, Await Your Reply, (Ballantine, 8/5)
  • Pat Conroy,  South of Broad (Doubleday/Nan. A. Talese, 8/11),
  • Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol, (Doubleday, 9/15)
  • Margaret Atwood The Year of the Flood, (Doubleday/Nan A.Talese, 9/22)
  • Audrey Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry (Scribner, 9/29)
  • John Grisham, Ford County (Doubleday, 11/3); short stories
  • James Patterson,  I, Alex Cross (Little, Brown, 11/16)
  • Michael Crichton, Pirate Latitudes (Harper, 11/24)
  • Stephen King, Under the Dome, (Scribner, 11/10)
  • Joshua Ferris, The Unnamed (Little, Brown/Reagan Arthur Books, 1/18/10)

Below are the titles that are not showing on most of the library catalogs we checked. The list is in order by pub. date:

This Is Where I Leave You
Jonathan Tropper
Retail Price: $25.95
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Dutton Adult – (2009-08-06)
ISBN / EAN: 052595127X / 9780525951278

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Lorrie Moore, A Gate at the Stairs

  • Hardcover: $26; 336 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf (September 8, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0375409289
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375409288

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See our earlier story on this title, CSI Creator Launches ‘Digi-Novel’

Level 26: Dark Origins
Anthony E. Zuiker
Retail Price: $26.95
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Dutton Adult – (2009-09-08)
ISBN / EAN: 0525951253 / 9780525951254

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Love and Summer
William Trevor
Retail Price: $25.95
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Viking Adult – (2009-09-17)
ISBN / EAN: 0670021237 / 9780670021239

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Spooner
Pete Dexter
Retail Price: $26.99
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing – (2009-09-24)
ISBN / EAN: 0446540722 / 9780446540728

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A.S. Byatt, The Children’s Book

  • Hardcover: $26.96; 688 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf (October 6, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0307272095
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307272096

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Nine Dragons
Michael Connelly
Retail Price: $27.99
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company – (2009-10-13)
ISBN / EAN: 0316166316 / 9780316166317

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A new translation of Gunter Grass’s classic made Publishers Weekly‘s list:

The Tin Drum
Gunter Grass
Retail Price: $26.00
Hardcover: 592 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – (2009-10-08)
ISBN / EAN: 0151014167 / 9780151014163

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Chronic City
Jonathan Lethem
Retail Price: $27.00
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Doubleday – (2009-10-13)
ISBN / EAN: 0385518633 / 9780385518635

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The Scarpetta Factor
Patricia Cornwell
Retail Price: $27.95
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult – (2009-10-20)
ISBN / EAN: 0399156399 / 9780399156397

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Invisible
Paul Auster
Retail Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. – (2009-10-27)
ISBN / EAN: 0805090800 / 9780805090802

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Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

  • Hardcover: $26.99; 464 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (November 3, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0060852577
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060852573

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The Roses by Leila Meacham was the only debut novel to appear on the lists and it got buzz from several sources. The Daily Beast says, it “reads like a high-end Thorn Birds,” a reference that will work only for those who remember the 1977 bestseller by Colleen McCullough (or the tv mini-series based on it). For the rest of you, check Wikipedia.

Roses
Leila Meacham
Retail Price: $24.99
Hardcover: 624 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing – (2010-01-06)
ISBN / EAN: 0446550000 / 9780446550000

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Oddly, the following book wasn’t mentioned in the roundups, but surely there will be interest in this second book after Kostova’s 2005 blockbuster  (the only first novel to debut at #1 on the NYT bestseller list during its first week on sale), The Historian.

The Swan Thieves
Elizabeth Kostova
Retail Price: $26.99
Hardcover: 560 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company – (2010-01-12)
ISBN / EAN: 0316065781 / 9780316065788

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