Titles Landing Next Week

Based on holds, of the many heavily-anticipated titles arriving the week of 9/28, library users are most excited about Audrey Niffenegger’s Her Fearful Symmetry (already reviewed in the NYT) and John Sandford’s Rough Country.

In the new issue of Time magazine, Lev Grossman says Her Fearful Symmetry is ultimately unsatisfying because it doesn’t have the “emotional force” of Time Traveler’s Wife, but,

…Niffenegger is an extraordinarily sensitive and accomplished writer, and Her Fearful Symmetry is a work of lovely delicacy. With its gravestones and ghosts and pallid, hollow-eyed waifs, it’s pure goth porn.

Her Fearful Symmetry: A Novel
Audrey Niffenegger
Retail Price: $26.99
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Scribner – (2009-09-29)
ISBN / EAN: 1439165394 / 9781439165393

Audio: S&S Audio; 9780743599306; $39.99
Downloadable eBook from OverDrive


Surprisingly, holds are not nearly as heavy for the title many would expect to be the front runner, Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith. A few libraries have already received their copies.

Have a Little Faith: A True Story
Mitch Albom
Retail Price: $23.99
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Hyperion – (2009-09-29)
ISBN / EAN: 0786868724 / 9780786868728

Downloadable eBook available from OverDrive

Audio: Books On Tape; 9780307704030

Large Type: Thorndike; 9781410420305


Librarians will be looking forward to one of their BEA favorites, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, about a Malawi boy who, using what he learns from borrowed textbooks, builds a windmill from scrap metal to bring power to his impoverished village.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
Retail Price: $25.99
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: William Morrow – (2009-10-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061730327 / 9780061730320


Two anticipated titles that seem to be missing from a few library catalogs are Patrick Swayze’s memoir, The Time of My Life and Kimberla Lawson Roby’s A Deep Dark Secret.

The Time of My Life
Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi
Retail Price: $26.00
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Atria – (2009-09-29)
ISBN / EAN: 1439158584 / 9781439158586

Audio: S&S; 9780743598309


A Deep Dark Secret
Kimberla Lawson Roby
Retail Price: $19.99
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: William Morrow – (2009-10-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061443093 / 9780061443091

eBook Downloadable from OverDrive

Below is the full list of the upcoming week’s anticipated titles (for the rest of the season, check our Big Fall Titles — Spreadsheet ).

9/28 Nonfiction Ackerman, Diane Dawn Light

9/29 Fiction Hornby, Nick Juliet, Naked
9/29 Fiction Niffenegger, Audrey,  Her Fearful Symmetry
9/29 Fiction Macomber, Debbie, The Perfect Christmas
9/29 Fiction Powers, Richard,  Generosity
9/29 Fiction Roby, Kimberla Lawson, A Deep Dark Secret

9/29 Mystery Kanon, Joseph, Stardust
9/29 Mystery Sandford, John,  Rough Country (Virgil Flowers)
9/29 Mystery Penny, Louise, The Brutal Telling

9/29 Nonfiction Albom, Mitch, Have a Little Faith
9/29 Nonfiction (graphic format) Apostolos, Doxiadis, Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
9/29 Nonfiction Patterson, James, The Murder of King Tut
9/29 Nonfiction Prose, Francine,  Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife
9/29 Biography Branch, Taylor,  The Clinton Tapes
9/29 Memoir Swayze, Patrick,  The Time of My Life

10/1 Childrens – Picture Book Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies
10/1 Childrens – Picture Book McDonnell, Patrick, Wag!
10/1 Teen Lennon, Stella, The Amanda Project
10/1 Fiction Eggers, Dave, The Wild Things
10/1 Nonfiction Kamkwamba, William, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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