Titles Arriving Next Week

What a week — first Dan Brown, then the Oprah Book Club Pick.

More big-name releases hit in the upcoming week. In fiction, libraries are showing the greatest number of holds (as well as copies on order) for Diana Gabaldon’s An Echo in the Bone.

An Echo in the Bone: A Novel (Outlander)
Diana Gabaldon
Retail Price: $30.00
Hardcover: 832 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press – (2009-09-22)
ISBN / EAN: 0385342454 / 9780385342452

Downloadable eBook available from OverDrive.

It is followed closely by Ted Kennedy’s autobiography, True Compass, which also shows the greatest number of holds per copy (as high as 18 to 1) for the week’s titles. We’re including it here, even though it came out on 9/14, because many libraries are still showing it on order.

Jonathan Karp, the book’s editor, spoke to Terry Gross about it on NPR’s Fresh Air on Monday.

The NYT‘s embargo-breaking review by the notoriously hard-to-please Michiko Kakutani was strong. It is a “People‘s Pick,” this week (a distinction they bestow rarely), with four of a possible four stars.

True Compass: A Memoir
Edward M. Kennedy
Retail Price: $35.00
Hardcover: 532 pages
Publisher: Twelve – (2009-09-14)
ISBN / EAN: 0446539252 / 9780446539258

In nonfiction, Richard Dawkins’ The Greatest Show on Earth, lays out the evidence for evolution arrives just as the discovery of the “Tiny T. Rex” gives scientists new insight.

The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
Richard Dawkins
Retail Price: $30.00
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Free Press – (2009-09-22)
ISBN / EAN: 1416594787 / 9781416594789
9/21 Fiction Smith, Alexander McCall The Lost Art of Gratitude (Isabel Dalhousie)
9/22 Short Stories McCorkle, Jill Going Away Shoes
9/22 Short Stories Ishiguro, Kazuo Nocturnes
9/22 Fiction Keillor, Garrison Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance
9/22 Fiction Atwood, Margaret Year of the Flood
9/22 Fiction Gabaldon, Diana An Echo in the Bone
9/22 Fiction Shreve, Anita A Change in Altitude
9/22 Mystery Paretsky, Sara Hardball (V.I. Warshowski)
9/22 Mystery Woods, Stuart Hothouse Orchid (Holly Barker)
9/22 Biography Andersen, Christopher Barack and Michelle
9/22 Nonfiction Dawkins, Richard The Greatest Show on Earth
9/22 Religion Armstorng, Karen The Case for God
9/23 Fiction Hicks, Robert A Separate Country
9/24 Fiction Dexter, Pete Spooner

Below is the full list of titles coming this week (for all the big titles through January, check our Big Fall Fiction, Adult — Spreadsheet).

9/14 Nonfiction Kennedy, Ted  True Compass — most libraries show it still on order

9/21 Fiction Smith, Alexander McCall  The Lost Art of Gratitude (Isabel Dalhousie)

9/22 Short Stories McCorkle, Jill Going Away Shoes

9/22 Short Stories Ishiguro, Kazuo Nocturnes

9/22 Fiction Keillor, Garrison Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance

9/22 Fiction Atwood, Margaret Year of the Flood — has been getting strong reviews, including 3 of 4 stars in this week’s People. It’s featured title of the NYT Book Review.

9/22 Fiction Gabaldon, Diana An Echo in the Bone

9/22 Fiction Shreve, Anita A Change in Altitude

9/22 Mystery Paretsky, Sara Hardball (V.I. Warshowski)

9/22 Mystery Woods, Stuart  Hothouse Orchid (Holly Barker)

9/22 Biography Andersen  Christopher Barack and Michelle

9/22 Nonfiction Dawkins, Richard The Greatest Show on Earth

9/22  Nonfiction  Feruson, Craig   American on Purpose

9/22  Nonfiction  Beck, Glenn   Arguing with Idiots — Several libraries have not ordered.

9/22 Religion  Armstrong, Karen  The Case for God

9/23 Fiction Hicks, Robert A Separate Country

9/23   Nonfiction  Philips, Mackenzie   High on Arrival — Several libraries have not ordered

9/24 Fiction Dexter, Pete Spooner

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