It's a Busy Fall for Books

Dave Eggers, Philip Roth, Jon Krakauer have new titles out
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2009 1:04 PM CDT
Vladimir Nabokov.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Hoping to salvage a miserable year, publishers are flooding the fall season with more hot tickets than normal. Some samples, from the Wall Street Journal:

  • Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol, Sept. 1: The next in a series from the Da Vinci Code writer.
  • Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist, Sept. 8: A heartbroken poet reflects.
  • Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked, Sept. 29: Pop figures loom large as usual.
  • Dave Eggers, The Wild Things, Oct. 1: The author's novelization of Maurice Sendak's children's book.

  • Philip Roth, The Humbling, Nov. 2: A washed-up actor fears he's lost his abilities.
  • Vladimir Nabokov, The Original of Laura, Nov. 17: A draft of the author's last work.
  • Jon Krakauer, Where Men Win Glory, Sept. 15: The Into the Wild author examines Pat Tillman, the NFL player killed in Afghanistan.
  • Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals, Nov. 2: The novelist tries to go vegetarian, complete with "visits to factory farms in the dead of night."
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