Fall Reads from Town & Country

9.23.2020

Hello and Good Morning! Yesterday was the first day of Fall and its time again for new books to read during this season. I’ve seared who had the most interesting lists of books to devour and Town & Country looks pretty good. Adam Rathe and Liz Cantrell give us a pretty good list. It’s long so I only posted about half the rest you can click here.


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The Must-Read Books of Fall 2020

Buzzy novels, compulsively readable memoirs, and a few guilty pleasures.

his season, you have no excuse for not having a great book on you at all times. The fall’s offerings include explosive novels, revealing memoirs, brilliant biographies, and everything in between. No matter what you like to read, there’s a title coming out that’s sure to be just what you’re looking for.

 

 

Out September 1

Transcendent Kingdom: A novel

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Knopf Publishing Groupamazon.com

This second novel from Homegoing author Yaa Gyasi follows Gifty, a Ghanian-American scientist whose professional life is ruled by facts, but whose complicated family life relies on faith, hope, and other intangible emotions. When her troubled mother comes to live with her in California, it opens a new chapter in their rocky relationship, highlighting that sometimes the most important things we can learn are beyond a rational explanation.

 

 

Out September 1

The Lying Life of Adults

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Europa Editionsamazon.com

The novelist Elena Ferrante returns to Naples in The Lying Life of Adults, which follows a young girl grappling with her complicated family and the divided city she calls home. Read it fast: A TV adaptation is already in the works.

 

Out September 8

Three Rings: A Tale of Exile, Narrative, and Fate

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amazon.com

Memoirist and critic (and T&C contributor) Daniel Mendelsohn takes an erudite approach to the writer’s dilemma in this new book, which examines the lives and work of three of history’s greatest authors as well as Mendelsohn’s own experience with a life of letters.

 

 

Out September 1

Daddy: Stories

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Random Houseamazon.com

On the heels of her bestselling debut The Girls, Emma Cline is back with a collection of stories that highlight the jagged cracks beneath the veneer of everyday life. These 10 stories take us inside family crises and personal reckonings and skillfully illuminate the small moments that make us all human.

 

 

Out September 1

Red Pill: A novel

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Knopf Publishing Groupamazon.com

The latest novel from the author of White Tears follows a writer on a fellowship in Germany. When he becomes obsessed with a lowbrow TV hit and later gets to know its creator, questions about influence, responsibility, and the state of the world come into play.

 

Out September 1

How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers

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Simon & Schusteramazon.com

Titans of business, culture, and politics speak with David M. Rubinstein—himself a lauded philanthropist and businessman—about their personal roads to success and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. You might never get a private audience with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, or Jeff Bezos, but Rubinstein’s book is the next best thing.

 

 

Out September 4

Look at Me

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Pointed Leaf Pressamazon.com

Veteran photographer Firooz Zahedi has shot iconic photos of almost anyone who’s anyone in Hollywood, from Whitney Houston to Meryl Streep, Regina King, Diane Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, and beyond. He was even Elizabeth Taylor’s personal photographer. His new book, Look At Me, shares some of his most unforgettable photos as well as personal memories of the stars he’s shot and their time together, making for a coffee-table must-have that’s not only beautiful to behold but fascinating to read as well.

 

Out September 8

The Lives of Others: Sublime Interiors of Extraordinary People

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Rizzoli International Publicationsamazon.com

Accomplished interiors writer Simon Watson takes readers inside the rarely seen homes of truly iconoclastic individuals. From the Duchess of Alba’s Palacio Liria in Madrid to Christian Louboutin’s Paris apartment, the venues are stunning reflections of the people who live in them—and a true treat for those of us just browsing.

 

 

Out September 8

Once Upon a Diamond: A Family Tradition of Royal Jewels

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Rizzoli International Publicationsamazon.com

Part family history, part photo album, and part design manifesto, this book from Prince Dmitri of Yugoslavia tells the history of some of Europe’s greatest royal families through their jewelry. It also includes photos of some of the author’s own relations in the grandest of settings (the Russian Imperial Court, anyone?) and shares a spectacular selection of his own designs.

 

Out September 8

What Can I Do?: My Path from Climate Despair to Action

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Penguin Pressamazon.com

$30.00

$22.06 (26% off)

Jane Fonda is no stranger to the political stage and has consistently been one of Hollywood’s most vocal activists on a number of issues. Recently moved by the urgent plight of climate change, she began holding weekly demonstrations on Capitol Hill in 2019. This book takes you insider her journey as an activist and includes conversations with leading climate scientists and community organizers, making the case for action, right now.

 

 

Out September 10

Paris Chic

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assouline.com

The word chic is almost synonymous with Paris, but it’s a cliche for a reason: there’s simply no other city quite like the sophisticated European capital. Author Alexandra Senes and photographer Oliver Pilcher team up to look inside some of the most elegant homes in Paris, showing the human (yet still impossibly glamorous) side of the City of Love. This is the perfect book to add to your coffee table this fall.

 

 

Out September 15

Homeland Elegies: A Novel

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Little, Brown and Companyamazon.com

The latest from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced and American Dervish, is a family drama that spans the globe and asks big, unsettling questions about identity, patriotism, and the quest to belong.

 

Out September 29

Jack: A Novel

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Farrar, Straus, and Girouxamazon.com

$27.00

$22.89 (15% off)

This is Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson’s fourth novel to be set in the fictional Iowa town of Gilead, and what a pleasure it is to return there. Robinson tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the white son of Gilead’s Presbyterian minister, and Della Miles, a black high school teacher who is also the child of a preacher. In this post-WWII setting, their interracial relationship is forbidden, and they must navigate the complexities and secrets of their hidden love.

 

 

Out September 29

The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourtamazon.com

$28.00

$20.88 (25% off)

If you like hidden history, this spirited group biography is just your ticket. At the Yalta Conference with Stalin in February 1945, a little known fact is that three daughters accompanied their famous fathers to the now-historic talks. Winston Churchill brought his daughter Sarah, an actress and RAF officer; Franklin Roosevelt brought his only daughter Anna; and Kathleen Harriman— a champion skier and war correspondent— tagged along with her father Averell Harriman, the US ambassador to the Soviet Union. As trusted confidantes to their fathers, who held the fate of the war in their hands, these three women were witness to history.

 

Out October 6

Leave the World Behind: A Novel

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Ecco Pressamazon.com

When a New York City family goes to Long Island for a relaxing vacation, they aren’t expecting anything worse than a sunburn. But when a mysterious event sets the world on edge, the owners of the home they’ve rented unexpectedly appear at the door and the group is forced to face mistrust, prejudice, and a terrifyingly unexplained phenomenon. Read this one now: a film version starring Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts is already in the works.

 

 

Out October 6

The Searcher: A Novel

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Vikingamazon.com

Transport yourself to the Irish countryside with this crime novel about a longtime policeman who wants to lead a simpler, quiet life in a little village—until a kid goes missing, and that simple little town starts to seem a whole lot darker.

 

 

Out October 13

The Queer Advantage: Conversations with LGBTQ+ Leaders on the Power of Identity

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Hachette Goamazon.com

Celebrity stylist Andrew Gelwicks turns his focus from fashion in this powerful book, sharing interviews with the likes of Billie Jean King, Margaret Cho, Troye Sivan, and Adam Rippon that touch on the challenges and triumphs that come with being part of the LGBTQ+ community, the impact that its had on their lives and the role its played in their success.

 

Out October 14

Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient, Chefs and Their Music

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Phaidon Pressamazon.com

$24.95

For a lighter read, dive into this anthology of stories from over 75 world-famous chefs, describing how the creative forces of music and food go hand in hand. Featuring interviews, previously unpublished recipes, and custom playlists from each chef, this book (authored by brothers Darin and Greg Bresnitz, who co-host the podcast Snacky Tunes) gives readers a peek inside the minds of today’s culinary maestros.

 

 

Out October 20

Reclaiming Her Time: The Power of Maxine Waters

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Dey Street Booksamazon.com

“Aunt Maxine,” who has served as the U.S. Representative for California’s 43rd congressional district since 1991, is one of the most powerful women in politics. This is the story of how she got there and how she became a “hero of the resistance” and a beacon of hope to those who are urgently pressing for change.

Again you can click on the rest of the list to get all of the books that are recommended reads. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be safe, be healthy, be blessed.

Here are other sites to check out the latest in what books to anticipate for fall reading.

New Fall Book Releases for 2020 – 19 Best Books to Read

The Best New Fall 2020 Books For Women | POPSUGAR …

2020 Fall Books: 19 Books We’re Excited to Read – Vulture

 

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