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Fall Book List

Posted October 10, 2012 in Community Blogs, Clear Lake

Fall books are rolling off the presses like a flurry of autumn leaves!  Readers can look forward to an intriguing variety of fiction from favorite authors and also some new discoveries.


Rowling, J. K.  The Casual Vacancy.  The “Harry Potter” author’s first novel for adults is a dark and satirical look at a small English town at war with itself over a local election.  “Casual vacancy” is a British term for an unexpected vacancy in a public office.

LeHane, Dennis.  Live by Night.  The author of Mystic River tells the stories of a white family in Boston and a black family in Tulsa during the roaring ‘20s and Prohibition.  Historical fiction at its finest.

Joyce, Rachel.  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.  A retired salesman walks 600 miles to his friend’s hospice, convinced that only he can save her. A unique and memorable tale.

Fountain, Ben.  Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.  Having survived an intense firefight in the Iraqi war, Billy Lynn is a national hero.  Waiting to be part of the halftime show at an NFL game, Billy reflects on how the war changed him and American society.

Carter, Stephen.  The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln.  In this alternate history, Lincoln survives Booth’s assassination attempt, but two years later the nation is shattered and angry.  Hostile forces from both North and South attempt to impeach him while a young law clerk discovers a startling conspiracy.

French, Tana.  Broken Harbor.  Plot twists will keep even veteran mystery readers guessing as the Dublin murder squad investigates multiple murders in a failed luxury housing development.

Cronin, Justin.  The Twelve.  A U. S. government experiment goes very wrong and the result is a manmade apocalypse.  Survivors struggle to recreate society.

Garlock, Dorothy.  By Starlight.  Clear Lake’s favorite author offers a tale of an innocent young woman forced by circumstance to run a Speakeasy.  Will the undercover agent investigating her fall in love or send her to jail?

Other noted authors with new release this fall include David Baldacci, Jim Butcher, Lee Child, Vince Flynn, Ken Follett, John Grisham, Karen Kingsbury, Barbara Kingsolver, Margaret Maron, Marcia Muller, Alice Munro and Tom Wolfe.

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