‘My Heart is an Idiot: Essays’ by Davy Rothbart
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Fall Preview: Books

‘My Heart is an Idiot: Essays’ by Davy Rothbart
The co-founder of Found magazine offers hilarious reflections, in this loosely-connected essay collection, on his various misadventures with love and heartache. (September 4) — Review (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
‘NW’ by Zadie Smith
The growth and change of two friends and their neighborhood in northwest London by the author of “On Beauty” and “White Teeth.” (September 4) — Review (Penguin Group (USA))
‘The Price of Politics’ by Bob Woodward
Another up-close examination of presidential decisions made in the Oval Office, this time during the Obama administration. (September 11) (Simon & Schuster)
‘Between Heaven and Here’ by Susan Straight
Tangled lives and desperate characters surround the burial of a woman found dead in an alley in the dusty town of Rio Seco, Calif. (September 12) — Interview with author (McSweeney’s Publishing)
‘Joseph Anton: A Memoir’ by Salman Rushdie
The author tells the story of his former self after his death sentence for writing the novel “The Satanic Verses.” (September 18) — Interview with author (Random House Publishing Group)
‘The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama’ by Michael R. Gordon and Gen. Bernard E. Trainor
The authors of the bestselling “Cobra II” offer an in-depth examination of the years of U.S. occupation of Iraq. (September 25) (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)
‘Panorama City’ by Antoine Wilson
A slyly funny story of a man who thinks he’s dying recording cassettes for his unborn child. (September 25) (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
‘The Story of My Assassins’ by Tarun J. Tejpal
An epic story of political upheaval in contemporary India, based on true events. (September 25) (Melville House Publishing)
‘Under Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book II’ by Colin Meloy’
The Decemberists frontman and his illustrator spouse continue their epic-fantasy of an enchanted world in need of help from young Prue and her brother. (9 and older, September 25) (HarperCollins Publishers)
‘The Casual Vacancy’ by J.K. Rowling
The death of a council member leads to a wild, volatile election in the seemingly quaint little English town of Pagford. (September 27) — Review (Little, Brown & Company)
‘The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — But Some Don’t’ by Nate Silver
An exploration of the distortions and distractions in our information-saturated culture. (September 27) — Review (Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated)
‘Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story’ by Arnold Schwarzenegger
From humble Austrian beginnings and bodybuilding triumphs to Hollywood and California’s governor’s mansion. (October 1) (Simon & Schuster)
‘Live by Night’ by Dennis Lehane
The “Mystic River” author follows a young man’s rise in the crime world of Prohibition-era Boston. (October 2) (HarperCollins Publishers)
‘Waging Heavy Peace’ by Neil Young
The guitarist-songwriter traces his life and musical career from Buffalo Springfield to the present day in this much-anticipated memoir. (October 4) (Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated)
‘Who I Am: A Memoir’ by Pete Townshend
The Who’s guitarist and songwriter is talkin’ ‘bout his generation and much more. (October 8) (HarperCollins Publishers)
‘There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra’ by Chinua Achebe
The author of “Things Fall Apart” recalls how he and his family were affected by the Biafran war in this memoir. (October 11) (Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated)
‘The Twelve’ by Justin Cronin
The saga of the vampiric plague that devastated the world in “The Passage” continues. (October 16) (Random House Publishing Group)
‘Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun’ by Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen
A parents-and-kids how-to guide for backyard hijinks and all kinds of games. (October 16) (Bloomsbury USA )
‘We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy’ by Yael Kohen
A consideration of how women changed the tone and landscape of American comedy, starting in the 1950s through the present. (October 16) (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
‘Back to Blood’ by Tom Wolfe
The author finds another bonfire of the vanities, this time heating up racial tensions in Miami. (October 23) (Little, Brown & Company)
‘Who Could That Be at This Hour?’ by Lemony Snicket
The first of a four-part series looks at the apprenticeship of young Lemony Snicket in a strange town where one should never ask the wrong questions. (9 and older, October 23) (Little, Brown & Company)
‘Flight Behavior’ by Barbara Kingsolver
An unhappy woman seeks escape in a disastrous affair and instead finds something extraordinary in the Appalachian countryside. (November 6) (HarperCollins Publishers)
‘Hallucinations’ by Oliver Sacks
The author of “Awakenings,” “Musicophilia” and other books examines the varieties of hallucination and what they say about the structure of the human brain. (November 6) (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)
‘In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir’ by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
The renowned Kenyan novelist writes of growing up in the 1950s. (November 6) (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group )
‘Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version’ by Philip Pullman
A retelling of “Cinderella,” “Rapunzel” and 48 other stories by the author of the “His Dark Materials” trilogy. (November 8) (Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated)
‘The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy’ by David Nasaw
Relying on new archival material, the biographer delves into the private traumas and decisions of the founder of an American family dynasty. (November 13) (Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated)
‘Sweet Tooth’ by Ian McEwan
During the Cold War, a young recruit for British intelligence finds herself attracted to a promising writer who happens to be her assignment. (November 13) (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)
‘The Black Box’ by Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch investigates a present-day murder that’s connected to one committed during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. (November 26) (Little, Brown & Company)
‘The Legend of Broken’ by Caleb Carr
A legendary manuscript contains the story of a fortress under siege; from the author of the bestselling “The Alienist.” (November 27) (Random House Publishing Group)
‘Adam in Eden’ by Carlos Fuentes
A comic tale of Mexican political intrigue. (December 11) (Dalkey Archive Press)
‘A Thousand Morons’ by Quim Monzó
Short fiction from one of Spain’s best-known writers. (December 11) (Open Letter)
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