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'The Walking Dead': Robert Kirkman's 'The Fall of the Governor' cover

The third installment in Robert Kirkman and Joy Bonansinga’s <i>Walking Dead</i> trilogy of novels will be released in October by Thomas Dunne Books/St. …

'Broken': Tim Roth on film inspired by 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

What if Atticus and Scout Finch were transported to present-day North London? Based on Daniel Clay’s novel, the film adaptation of <i>Broken</i> takes the …

The Dinner

• <b>Author:</b> Herman Koch<p><b>"A European Gone Girl." --The Wall Street Journal</b><br>An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives -- all over the course of one meal.<p>It's a summer's evening in …

Life After Life

• <b>Author:</b> Kate Atkinson<p><i>What if you could live again and again, until you got it right?</i><p>On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, …

The Burgess Boys

• <b>Author:</b> Elizabeth Strout<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b> • <b>Includes Elizabeth Strout’s never-before-published essay about the origins of The Burgess Boys</b><b><br>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b> <b><br>The Washington Post • NPR • Good Housekeeping</b><p>Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” …

The Interestings

• <b>Author:</b> Meg Wolitzer<p>“Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.”—The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human …

The Casual Vacancy

• <b>Author:</b> J.K. Rowling<p>When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.<p>Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.<p>Rich at war with poor, …

Bad Monkey

• <b>Author:</b> Carl Hiaasen<p>Andrew Yancy—late of the Miami Police and soon-to-be-late of the Monroe County sheriff’s office—has a human arm in his freezer. There’s a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its shadowy owner. Yancy thinks the …

And Sons

• <b>Author:</b> David Gilbert<p><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY<br>The Washington Post • The New Yorker • Esquire • The Austin Chronicle • Kansas City Star • The Guardian (UK) • BookPage • Flavorwire • Bookish</b><b><br>“[A] big, brilliant novel.”—The New York Times Book Review</b><p>Who is A. N. Dyer? <i>& Sons</i> is a …