Monday, January 7, 2008

Books of 2008: Coming Soon to Your Library

USA Today online has a really nifty interactive book calendar, click here. Click on a month and then "page" through the book day by day to see what books will be coming out this winter. For example, coming out in January, Zadie Smith's (as editor) the Book of Other People, short stories by Nick Hornby, Jonathon Safran Foer and others. Sue Miller's new book, the Senator's Wife will be out January 11. Sure to be a bestseller, Tom Cruise, the Unauthorized Biography by Andrew Morton will be released January 15. Books I'm looking forward to: another Maisie Dobbs mystery, An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear, February 19; a new Jhumpa Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth, in April. On the light side, Jennifer Weiner, Certain Girls, and Alice Hoffman, The Third Angel, also will have new books out in April. Autobiographies by Helen Mirren and Julie Andrews should also be popular coming in March and April. This should keep readers busy until warm weather arrives and going outdoors competes with curling up with a book, dog on your feet, snow at the window.

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