Reason number 3,067,954 fall is the best time of year for book lovers? For one, we get to enjoy some new releases from our favorite authors—like Alice Hoffman, Stephen King, and William Kent Krueger (just a few beloved authors taking over our shelves this season). We’re also catching up on summer releases and making room for those to come in 2020. Okay, maybe book lovers can have a ball year-round. But this fall, we’re sharing books from our favorite authors with you. Don’t miss this amazing sweepstakes—20 books, OTS swag you can’t find anywhere else, and some covetable bookish merch to complete your November of nonstop reading.
One lucky winner will receive:
- A Paddywax Library Candle
- BagLadies Tea box of Novel Teas
- A pair of Out of Print Socks
- And the 20 books listed below!
THE RULES OF MAGIC tells the story of the two beautiful Owens sisters, who will grow up to be the revered—and sometimes feared—aunts in PRACTICAL MAGIC, a book beloved by all Alice Hoffman enthusiasts.
Alice Hoffman’s newest novel THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW is on shelves now!
When tragedy unexpectedly comes to call on his family, 13-year-old Frank Drum finds himself thrust into a world of secrets, adultery, and betrayal. Set in 1961, ORDINARY GRACE is the story of what a shocking murder does to a boy standing at the door of adulthood and to the fabric of a small Minnesota town.
William Kent Krueger’s instant bestseller THIS TENDER LAND hit bookshelves this September and is perfect for fans of WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING.
When tragedy unexpectedly comes to call on his family, thirteen-year-old Frank Drum finds himself thrust into a world of secrets, adultery, and betrayal. Set in 1961, Ordinary Grace is the story of what a shocking murder does to a boy standing at the door of adulthood and the fabric of a small Minnesota town.
Based on a true story, this ambitious novel sweeps from Berlin on the brink of the Second World War to Cuba on the cusp of revolution to New York in the wake of September 11. If your book club loves World War II historical fiction, they’ll adore this debut about 12-year-old Hannah Rosenthal, who flees Nazi Germany with her family and best friend—only to discover that the asylum they were promised is an illusion.
Armando Lucas Correa’s latest novel THE DAUGHTER’S TALE is a heartrending historical novel of redemption, family, and survival.
THE LIGHT OVER LONDON weaves together the journeys of two women born a century apart. Cara Hargraves, who is more interested in the past than the quotidian present, discovers a woman’s unfinished diary while cleaning out an old estate. The diary tells the story of Louise Keene, a 19-year-old Cornish woman in 1941, who begins an ill-fated romance with an RAF pilot and then joins an antiaircraft gun unit herself. Together, Cara and Louise discover that war is much darker than the triumphs and glories of the past.
Look out for Julia Kelly’s tender World War II novel THE WHISPERS OF WAR in January 2020.
A travel writer assigned to review a luxury cruise vacation witnesses a terrifying murder. But all the passengers remain accounted for—and, as the ship sails on, she must attempt to convince the other passengers that something has gone terribly wrong.
Black Mirror meets Smart House in Ruth Ware’s fifth bestselling novel, THE TURN OF THE KEY.
THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL by Philippa Gregory is a captivating romp in the Tudor court of Henry VIII told through the lives of the influential Boleyn family. Family feuds, conflicting interests, the allure of a prince—this historical fiction imagines the detailed actions and consequences of pitting sister against sister, all in the name of an heir and a throne.
Philippa Gregory kicked off the Fairmile Series with the scandalous and magical novel TIDELANDS.
In this darkly comic tale, Mahony, a charming ne’er-do-well, returns to his haunted Irish hometown and turns the town—and his life—upside down. Abandoned at an orphanage as a baby, Mahony assumed that his mother wanted nothing to do with him. But when he receives an anonymous note implying that she may have been forced to give him up, Mahony embarks on a pilgrimage to the rural village of Mulderrig to uncover the truth about his mother.
We can’t wait for Jess Kidd’s gothic, mystery, romance novel THINGS IN JARS—out in February 2020!
Megan Miranda’s nail-biting follow-up to ALL THE MISSING GIRLS asks the question: How do you uncover the truth when you are busy hiding your own? When Leah’s friend Emmy goes missing, people begin to wonder whether Emmy ever really existed, Leah must uncover the truth about Emmy and, along the way, confront her old demons, find out who she can really trust, and clear her own name.
Megan Miranda’s new novel THE LAST HOUSE GUEST was the Reese Witherspoon X Hello Sunshine August book club pick!
From the author of the New York Times bestseller All the Missing Girls—the gripping story of a journalist who sets out to find her missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all. “Think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl” (TheSkimm).
When Leah Stevens’ career implodes, a chance meeting with her old friend Emmy Grey offers her the perfect opportunity to start over. Emmy, just out of a bad relationship, convinces Leah to come live with her in rural Pennsylvania, where there are teaching positions available and no one knows Leah’s past.
When the town sees a spate of vicious crimes and Emmy Grey disappears, Leah begins to realize how very little she knows about her friend and roommate. Unable to find friends, family, a paper trail or a digital footprint, the police question whether Emmy Grey existed at all. And mark Leah as a prime suspect.
Fighting the doubts of the police and her own sanity, Leah must uncover the truth about Emmy Grey—and along the way, confront her old demons, find out who she can really trust, and clear her own name.
Megan Miranda delivers a deep, dark and twisty novel just as thrilling as her New York Times bestseller All the Missing Girls.
A sequel to THE SHINING, DOCTOR SLEEP is soon, very soon, to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor. Dan Torrance finally settles in a New Hampshire town, joins an AA community, and lands a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”
Are you surprised that Stephen King has graced us with a new novel this fall? THE INSTITUTE is perfect for fans of Stranger Things and, well, IT.
THE ROOM ON RUE AMÉLIE is the story of an American woman, a British RAF pilot, and a Jewish teenager whose lives intersect in Nazi-occupied Paris during World War II. Rich with historical drama and emotional depth, this is an unforgettable story that will stay with you long after you turn the final page. If you liked THE NIGHTINGALE or LILAC GIRLS, this would be a great next read.
In August, Kristin Harmel released a new novel THE WINEMAKER’S WIFE—for which she did extensive wine research—we’re jealous—in Paris.