Buzz Books 2013: Fall/Winter
Exclusive Excerpts from 40 Top New Titles
by Publishers Lunch
Pub Date 13 May 2013
At the end of most excerpts, you will find a link to the full galley on NetGalley!
The third edition of Buzz Books is a treasure-trove of substantial excerpts from dozens of the most highly-touted books to be published this fall/winter. Our “digital convention” features such major authors as Elizabeth Gilbert, Sue Grafton, Wally Lamb, Chang-rae Lee, Jonathan Lethem, and Amy Tan. We showcase debut novelists you’ve already heard of—James Franco and Valerie Plame—and anticipated new voices such as Hannah Kent (Burial Rites), Graeme Simsion (The Rosie Project) and Hanya Yanagihara (The People in the Trees).
Our nonfiction selections range from the inside story on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from one of Rulon Jeffs’ former wives Rebecca Musser to revelations about Johnny Carson from his long-time confidant; The World Without Us author Alan Weisman’s investigation into the future of humanity; and two books on food culture, from Luke Barr, grand-nephew of M.F.K. Fisher, and New Yorker writer Dana Goodyear.
And for young adult fans we offer early looks at new work from a variety of major authors, including Walter Dean Myers, Tamora Pierce, Brandon Sanderson, Cynthia Voigt, and James Swanson.
We’ve grouped titles into sections for fiction, debut
fiction, nonfiction and young adult titles. If these 40 great samples aren’t
enough to fill your fall reading lists, we start with an extensive report on
the entire fall/winter publishing season, with over 100 notable forthcoming
books in all that you will find covered and promoted in the months ahead.