New releases for week of Nov. 11
November 11, 2008 - 5:00 am
There are several big authors with new books hitting shelves this week.
First off, horror master Stephen King has a new collection of stories coming out, "Just After Sunset," his first since 2002’s “Everything’s Eventual.” The collection includes crime thrillers, supernatural disaster stories along with his traditional tales of terror.
Another highly anticipated book comes from Oprah favorite Wally Lamb. “The Hour I First Believed,” from the author of “She’s Come Undone” and "I Know This Much is True,” centers around a couple who get jobs at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. Caelum Quirk, a teacher, goes home to Connecticut to be with his ailing aunt while his wife, Maureen, works in the school’s library, narrowly escaping death when two students go on a shooting rampage. In the aftermath, the couple return to Connecticut, and while Maureen attempts to heal from the trauma, Caelum uncovers surprising secrets that span five generations of his family. (I’ll be reading this as soon as I can and get a review up. Lamb is one of my favorites!)
Readers also can pick up the latest from award-winning author Toni Morrison. “A Mercy” is a tale of slavery in early America and the unforeseen consequences of a mother’s actions after she abandons her daughter in an effort to save her.
Also coming out this week: “Bodies Left Behind” by Jeffery Deaver; “The World According to Bertie (44 Scotland Street Series)” by Alexander McCall Smith; “Lyrics 1964-2008” by Paul Simon; “Call Me Ted” by Ted Turner; “2666” by Roberto Bolaño; “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House” by Jon Meacham; “Chibi Vampire, Volume 11” by Yuna Kagesaki; “The Christmas Sweater” by Glenn Beck; “Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life” by John C. Bogle; “Fruits Basket, Volume 21” by Natsuki Takaya; and “You: Being Beautiful: The Owner’s Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty” by Michael F. Roizen.