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Source Suggests: Fall Preview

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Before you stroll the streets of First Friday, check out these great reading suggestions courtesy of Dudley's Bookshop Café. Then stop into the shop for a discount on the books!

With summer winding down (yes, it's true, sadly), let's take a look ahead at some of the best books coming our way this fall:

Autumn
by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Different from his epic, "My Struggle," "Autumn" begins a new quartet of books written as a series of hundreds of short texts explaining the world to his unborn child. (Aug)

The Talented Ribkins
by Ladee Hubbard

A family of disillusioned black Americans with odd superpowers who once influenced the civil rights movement turn to a life of crime. Huge praise from Toni Morrison and one of the buzz books of the season. (Aug)

The Golden House
by Salman Rushdie

A return to realism in a Manhattan that echoes the current events of today. (Sep)

The Origin of Others
by Toni Morrison

A collection of Harvard University lectures from this Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author that includes discussion of her own classic novels. Introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Sep)

Manhattan Beach
by Jennifer Egan

Pulitzer-winning author Egan is back with a noir-ish story about the first female diver who repairs ships in WWII Brooklyn. (Oct)

Fresh Complaint
by Jeffrey Eugenides

From the author of "Middlesex" and "The Virgin Suicides" comes his first collection of short stories spanning a 25-year career. (Oct)

Future Home of the Living God

by Louise Erdrich

Fast on the heels of "LaRose," Erdrich writes her first dystopian novel with strains of the great movie, "Children of Men," and the recently revived classic, "The Handmaid's Tale." (Nov)

Check back next month for our review of the best book you'll read all year, "My Absolute Darling."


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