2014 Fall A&E Guide: Books

Chuck Twardy
    • The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories By Hilary Mantel

      Best known for her historical fiction about Henry VIII courtier Thomas Cromwell, the Booker Prize-winner shifts ahead in time to ponder contemporary Britain in the wake of the late (but never-assassinated) Thatcher. (September 30)

    • A Brief History of Seven Killings By Marlon James

      The 1976 attempted assassination of Bob Marley is the launching point for this broadly engulfing novel, set in Jamaica and populated with characters as varied as Kingston gangsters and a Rolling Stone writer. (October 2)

    • The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia By James Bradley

      The son of an Iwo Jima flag-raiser and author of Flags of Our Fathers, Bradley last parsed U.S. Asian policy in The Imperial Cruise. Here he looks at our profit-seeking meddling from the Opium Wars to the rise of Mao. (October 21)

    • Let Me Be Frank with You By Richard Ford

      The Pulitzer and PEN/Faulkner Prize-winning Ford again revives his character Frank Bascombe from The Sportswriter, this time examining contemporary American life through a generational lens in four post-Superstorm Sandy narratives. (November 4)

    • The David Foster Wallace Reader By David Foster Wallace

      Can’t get enough of the prodigiously talented but self-silenced Wallace? This volume collects his best shorter work and excerpts from Infinite Jest and The Pale King, along with guidelines and other tools he used as a writing instructor. (November 11)

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