Amazon customers get an early look at fall's most anticipated reads at Amazon.com Books
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 23, 2012-- (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com, Inc. today announced its Big Fall Books Preview (www.amazon.com/fallbookspreview). In anticipation of the publishing season that's known for some of the most exciting debuts, well-regarded nonfiction and blockbuster fiction, the Amazon.com Books Editors have made their selections for fall's ten most intriguing releases. Their Big Fall Books Preview also features the season's most anticipated releases in fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, biographies and mysteries, along with the most exciting upcoming releases for kids and teens.
"Fall tends to bring readers some of the best, most-sure-to-be-talked-about books, and this year's lineup looks especially impressive," said Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Books and Kindle, Amazon.com. "In fact, our Editorial team was so excited about so many upcoming books that, in addition to the Top 10 list, each of us picked three more upcoming books that we already love, or can't wait to get our hands on, and included these suggestions as another feature in our Big Fall Books Preview. Whether customers are looking for a book for their teenager, or the delicious novels they'll soon devour in front of a fire, there's plenty of great reading to go around."
Below are the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the 10 most intriguing books of Fall, listed alphabetically by author:
"Telegraph Avenue" by Michael Chabon: The beloved author of "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" returns with a knowing story of life in politically correct northern California.
"America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't" by Stephen Colbert: According to the author and TV phenomenon, this one might "singlebookedly pull this country back from the brink."
"The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy" by Justin Cronin: In a world ravaged by the vampire apocalypse that spread in "The Passage," survivors band together to eradicate the origins of the virus.
"Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy" by Ken Follett: The follow-up to "Fall of Giants" is a doorstop of a tale of World War II and the nuclear age.
"Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver: Global warming has never been so fascinating—or beautiful—as in this novel by the renowned author of "The Poisonwood Bible."
"The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling" The very definition of "highly anticipated," this blackly comic tale of a town in trouble is the Harry Potter creator's first book expressly for adults.
"Joseph Anton: A Memoir" by Salman Rushdie: From the celebrated novelist, the true-life tale of hiding for his life.
"NW": by Zadie Smith: A characteristically brilliant comic novel about four young people making their way in complicated London.
"The Oath: The Obama White House v. the Supreme Court" by Jeffrey Toobin: A surprising look at how two branches of government do—and don't—get along.
"Back to Blood" by Tom Wolfe: Think "Bonfire of the Vanities" goes to Miami. Class, race, politics. It's all there—in Wolfe's typically audacious style.