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There is much of note among this week's dozen new and notable books starting with a collection of stories celebrating the day in October 1915 when tens of thousands of women took to the streets of New York to demand the right to vote (the 19th Amendment was ratified five years later in 1920.) Thirteen authors contributed to Stories from Suffragette City including Lisa Wingate, M.J. Rose, Paula McLain, Christina Baker Kline, Fiona Davis and Chris Bohjalian. Our members are currently reviewing it for our First Impressions program, click "reader reviews" to see what they think.

The week also brings novels from Martin Amis, Fannie Flagg, Jess Walter, Nicci French and a much lauded debut from Bryan Washington titled Memorial.

Meanwhile, in our weekly Culture Corner we look at early photography from the camera obscura to the Kodak Company.

Enjoy!

Davina Morgan-Witts, Editor


This Week's New and Notable Books
There are too many books published each week for you to read about them all, let alone read them all. So we do the legwork for you, scouring the publishers' catalogs and the pre-publication reviews to pick out what we believe to be among the best and most interesting. For more about our process, click the two right hand links below.
Stories from Suffragette City
by M.J. Rose & Fiona Davis (editors)

On sale Oct 27 from Henry Holt and Company
Genre: Short Stories. 272 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
Members' Rating: 4.7/5
 
Stories from Suffragette City is a collection of short stories that all take place on a single day: October 23, 1915.

Inside Story
by Martin Amis

On sale Oct 27 from Knopf
Genre: Novels. 560 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
 
From one of the most highly acclaimed writers at work today: his most intimate and epic work yet--an autobiographical novel of sex and love, family and friendship.

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Memorial
by Bryan Washington

Debut Author
On sale Oct 27 from Riverhead Books
Genre: Novels. 320 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
 
What happens when a love story collides with the limits of love--and everyone has an opinion?

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The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop
by Fannie Flagg

On sale Oct 27 from Random House
Genre: Novels. 304 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
 
A heartwarming novel about secrets of youth rediscovered, hometown memories, and the magical moments in ordinary lives, from the beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

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The Cold Millions
by Jess Walter

On sale Oct 27 from Harper
Genre: Historical Fiction. 352 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
 
The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Beautiful Ruins delivers another "literary miracle" (NPR) - a propulsive, richly entertaining novel about two adventure-seeking brothers, the enemies who threaten them, and the women who reveal to them an unjust world on the brink of upheaval.

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Fortune Favors the Dead: Pentecost and Parker #1
by Stephen Spotswood

Debut Author
On sale Oct 27 from Doubleday
Genre: Mysteries. 336 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
 
A wildly charming and fast-paced mystery written with all the panache of the hardboiled classics, Fortune Favors the Dead introduces Pentecost and Parker, an audacious new detective duo for the ages.

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House of Correction
by Nicci French

On sale Oct 27 from William Morrow
Genre: Thrillers. 528 pages
Critics' Opinion: 4/5
 
In this heart-pounding standalone from the internationally bestselling author that People calls "razor sharp," a woman accused of murder attempts to solve her own case from the confines of prison - but as she unravels the truth, everything is called into question, including her own certainty that she is innocent.

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The Witch Hunter
by Max Seeck

Debut Author
On sale Oct 27 from Berkley Books
Genre: Thrillers. 400 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
 
A shocking murder in an affluent Helsinki suburb has ties to witchcraft and the occult in this thrilling U.S. debut from Finnish author Max Seeck.

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The Tower of Fools: The Hussite Trilogy #1
by Andrzej Sapkowski

On sale Oct 27 from Orbit
Genre: Fantasy. 560 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
 
Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher series has become a fantasy phenomenon, finding millions of fans worldwide and inspiring the hit Netflix show and video games. Now the bestselling author introduces readers to a beloved new hero on an epic journey in The Tower of Fools, the first book of the Hussite Trilogy.

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Bad Island
by Stanley Donwood

On sale Oct 27 from W.W. Norton & Company
Genre: Graphic Novels. 176 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
 
A starkly beautiful, wordless graphic novel about the end of the world by the cult artist and longtime Radiohead collaborator.

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Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour, 1932-1975
by Neal Gabler

On sale Oct 27 from Crown
Genre: Biography. 928 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
 
The epic, definitive biography of Ted Kennedy - an immersive journey through the life of a complicated man and a sweeping history of the fall of liberalism and the collapse of political morality.

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Trial by Fire: A Devastating Tragedy, 100 Lives Lost, and a 15-Year Search for Truth by Scott James

On sale Oct 27 from Thomas Dunne Books
Genre: History. 384 pages
Critics' Opinion: 4/5
 
In only 90 seconds, a fire in the Station nightclub killed 100 people and injured hundreds more. It would take nearly 20 years to find out why - and who was really at fault.

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