USA Today’s Fall Preview

If today’s date isn’t enough of a hint, USA Today’s fall books preview makes it clear that publishing’s biggest season is around the corner.

Below are links to the various features in the section (also check our  links on the right side of the page, for fall books previews from other sources):

Fall Books Calendar — jackets of the “season’s notable books,” by pub date (flash cards for readers advisors!)

Buzz BooksUSA Today‘s editors’ picks, by category (but, don’t believe them that Gregory Maguire’s Out of Oz, Morrow, 11/1 one-day laydown, is “Kid’s Stuff”).

Plus stories about specific titles:

Wondrous world of Wonderstruck — It’s a big fall for Brian Selznick, with his new book, Wonderstruck (Scholastic, 9/13) and the release of Martin Scorsese’s first family film, Hugo, based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret. It arrives in theaters on 11/23. VIDEO: 5 questions with Brian Selznick

From orchids to Rin Tin Tin — What a combination; Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief and the world’s most beloved dog. We’ve said it before, Rin Tin Tin (S&S, 9/27) will be THE narrative nonfiction title of the fall. An excerpt appears in the 8/25 issue of The New Yorker.  VIDEO: Susan Orlean chats about her work

Reaching back in new thriller — Oy; that headline is SUCH a terrible pun. Lee Child talks about his next Jack Reacher title, The Affair, (Delacorte/RH, 9/27) which explores the character’s backstory. He again defends the choice of  Tom Cruise as Reacher in the movie of One Shot (we’re guessing that Cruise is hating the new attention this is bringing to his height). We have a while to see how that pans out; the movie is scheduled for 2/8/2013. More on that issue on Child’s web site.

He’s in the zombie Zone — Colson Whitehead does zombies? USA Today says his Zone One (Doubleday, 10/18) is a “a subtle meditation on loss and love in a post-apocalyptic Manhattan.” VIDEO: 5 questions with Colson Whitehead.

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