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New Book Releases - October 2011

New Book Releases Calendar


Days are getting shorter and your reading list is getting longer. Use this October 2011 book release calendar to make wise choices about the best books for your time.

'The Night Strangers' by Chris Bohjalian - October 4, 2011

Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian gives readers a ghost story just in time for Halloween. In The Night Strangers, a family moves to an old New Hampshire house to try and rebuild their lives after the husband, a pilot, had to crash a plane with double engine failure into a lake, killing 39 passengers. Unfortunately, the house, like the family, is haunted.

'The Dovekeepers' by Alice Hoffman - October 4, 2011

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman is historical fiction. It tells the story of four women in the year 70 CE in ancient Israel who are holding out during the storming of the fortress of Masada, where 900 Jews took a stand against Roman soldiers (and only a few survived).

'The Marriage Plot' by Jeffrey Eugenides - October 11, 2011

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Jeffrey Eugenides hasn't published a book in almost a decade, since the release of the extremely popular and well regarded Middlesex. The Marriage Plot is a much different story than Middlesex -- focusing in on limited characters, limited time and limited plot rather than having an epic scope. Eugenides' writing, however, is still spot on.

'The Best of Me' by Nicholas Sparks - October 11, 2011

Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
Grand Central Publishing

Get out your tissues, it's time for another heart rending Nicholas Sparks novel. The Best of Me is about two high school sweethearts who return home for a funeral and reexamine the paths their lives have taken.

'The Litigators' by John Grisham - October 25, 2011

The Litigators by John Grisham

Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are the two partners and only two lawyers at Finley & Figg -- a law firm that mainly handles DUIs and divorces. When a young new attorney joins the firm, the partners see a chance at a big case, and big bucks, without much work. The Litigators is another fast paced legal thriller from the master of the genre, John Grisham.

'The Night Eternal' by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan - October 25, 2011

The Night Eternal by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
William Morrow

The Night Eternal is third and final book in Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's Strain Trilogy -- a vampire saga that is a far cry from Twilight.

  • Read a complete review of The Strain, the first book in the Strain Trilogy
  • Read a complete review of The Fall, the second book in the Strain Trilogy
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