Books seem booming this fall, mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic. The publishing industry awoke, and many new books are scheduled to come out this year.
Are you getting Bored easily with books? The good news is that you can replace a boring book with one of the other worthy novels that are on our list to choose from and make the most of your lockdown time.
His Only Wife
This novel starts with a wedding—a wedding that the groom would have to miss due to a business trip. Sound wary? That's exactly what the bride, Afi, believes, and it turns out she has sufficient reason to distrust his commitment.
Author Wayétu Moore calls this story of family and tradition in modern Ghana a "hilarious, page-turning, abruptly realized portrait of recent womanhood," and I can't argue with that.
This novel is going to get much attention this fall. Yaa Gyasi truly established the fact that she can write relations beautifully from a broad lens with her famous debut "Homegoing."
In her sophomore novel, she skillfully narrows in on one woman—a Ghanaian-American graduate student at Stanford—and her relations with her brother and mother. These characters will reach out and rip the readers' hearts from their chests, and they will stay with them long after they have finished reading.
All the Devils Are Here
You would be thrilled to have a new Inspector Armand Gamache novel from the beloved writer, though this one is based in Paris instead of wintry Quebec. Gamache and his family are in the City of Light dining out with his rich godfather, Stephen Horowitz, and former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, who's in Paris.
After leaving the restaurant, Horowitz is hit and killed by a delivery van — seemingly intentionally — setting Gamache on a mission for answers. What he finds is a multifaceted web of lies. Knowing a little bit about the characters' backgrounds would be helpful for you to follow the trail.
If you are a fan of Backman's famous feel-good 2012 bestseller A Man Called Ove, you'll like this delightful new novel, Anxious People — particularly if you enjoy some fun with your sentimentality. It gives the same warmhearted eccentricity found in Ove, though with more humor, occasionally verging on slapstick.
The action kicks off with someone trying to rob a cashless bank; the failed criminal then bangs a real estate showing and, in a bumbling, unfrightening way, holds hostage the colorful collection of characters in attendance. There's a moving backstory behind the frantic act, and everyone involved turns out to have far more in common than they understood, including all the flaws, sorrow, and muddle that make us human.
Best-selling writer Sue Miller's newest book, following 2014's The Arsonist, is a haunting thought on love, marriage, fidelity, disloyalty, and loss. For 30 years, photographer Annie and her beloved, outgoing bookstore-owning husband, Graham, appears to have an ideal life in the intellectual haven of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
But after his expiry, Annie learns that Graham — a complex character — was disloyal, and her view of their wedding is turned upside down. The emotional story discovers how she settles that reality with her love for him. As always, Miller's work is superb and moving.
We hope that these novels would delight your time this fall. Enjoy reading!