New season, new books! From family drama and romance to literary stars and historical fiction, this list has a little something for every kind of book club this fall.

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For Book Clubs That Love a Good Series:

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone: A Novel by Diana Gabaldon

#1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon returns with the newest novel in the epic Outlander Series.

Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1746, and it took them twenty years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same.

The past may seem the safest place to be . . . but it is the most dangerous time to be alive . . .

Available November 23rd in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

For Book Clubs That Savor Literary Fiction:

Matrix: A Novel by Lauren Groff

One of our best American writers, Lauren Groff returns with her exhilarating first new novel since the groundbreaking Fates and Furies.

“Set in early medieval Europe, this book paints a rousing portrait of an abbess seizing and holding power . . . Groff’s trademarkworthy sentences bring vivid buoyancy to a magisterial story.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Transcendent prose and vividly described settings bring to life historic events, from the Crusades to the papal interdict of 1208. Groff has outdone herself with an accomplishment as radiant as Marie’s visions.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Oh William!: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout

Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout explores the mysteries of marriage and the secrets we keep, as a former couple reckons with where they’ve come from—and what they’ve left behind.

At the heart of this story is the indomitable voice of Lucy Barton, who offers a profound, lasting reflection on the very nature of existence. “This is the way of life,” Lucy says: “the many things we do not know until it is too late.”

“Strout is a brilliant chronicler of the ambiguity and delicacy of the human condition.”—The Guardian

“Elizabeth Strout is one of my very favorite writers, so the fact that Oh William! may well be my favorite of her books is a mathematical equation for joy. The depth, complexity, and love contained in these pages is a miraculous achievement.”—Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House

Available October 19th in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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The Book of Form and Emptiness: A Novel by Ruth Ozeki

A brilliantly inventive novel about loss, growing up, and our relationship with things.

“Heart-breaking and heart-healing—The Book of Form and Emptiness is a triumph.”—Matt Haig, New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library

“A meditative tribute to books, libraries, and Zen wisdom.”—Kirkus Reviews

“A great premise, one that perfectly captures how it feels to be a child falling into a lifelong love of reading. It’s a book for book people, exploring how books can offer meaning and—in this case, literally—speak to us.”—BookPage

Available September 21st in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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The Survivors: A Novel by Alex Schulman

A gripping tour de force in which three estranged brothers return to the Swedish lakeside cottage where, more than two decades before, an unspeakable accident forever altered their family and changed the course of their lives.

“Takes you deep into an emotional labyrinth [where] you’ll cry for these brothers. For the men they became, for the boys they were, for the innocence they lost. Brilliant, haunting and unforgettable.” —Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove

“Already an international bestseller, Schulman’s novel is extraordinary in its structure . . . An entrancing, gripping read.”—Booklist

Available October 5th in Hardcover, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.

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The Morning Star: A Novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard; Translated by Martin Aitken

A major new work from the author of the renowned My Struggle series, The Morning Star is an astonishing, ambitious, and rich novel about what we don’t understand, and our attempts to make sense of our world nonetheless.

“Knausgaard’s first traditional novel since the 2008 translation of A Time for Everything offers a dark and enthralling story of the appearance of a new star . . . Knausgaard wheels wildly and successfully through various forms. His focus on the beauty and terror of the mundane will resonate with fans of My Struggle . . . For the author it’s a marvelous new leap.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Available September 28th in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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Wish You Were Here: A Novel by Jodi Picoult

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a deeply moving novel about the resilience of the human spirit in a moment of crisis.

Diana O’Toole’s life is perfectly on track.

But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of her departure to the Galápagos with her boyfriend, Finn, he breaks the news: It’s all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes.

Almost immediately, Diana’s dream vacation goes awry. Her luggage is lost, the Wi-Fi is nearly nonexistent, and the hotel they’d booked is shut down due to the pandemic. In fact, the whole island is now under quarantine, and she is stranded until the borders reopen.

In the Galápagos Islands, where Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself—and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.

Available November 30th in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

The Every: A Novel by Dave Eggers

From the award-winning, bestselling author of The Circle comes an exciting new follow-up. When the world’s largest search engine/social media company, The Circle, merges with the planet’s dominant e-commerce site, it creates the richest and most dangerous—and, oddly enough, most beloved—monopoly ever known: The Every.

“(A) great-grandchild of Zamyatin’s We, but now the ‘perfect society’ is Silicon Valley. Be careful what you wish for!”—Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale

“Hilarious and horrifying and idealistic. An unusual combination in a novel, or in anything else, really, but here the necessary result of a powerful writer taking on much of what matters most to our future.”—Mohsin Hamid, author of Exit West

Available November 16th in Trade Paperback, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.

 For Book Clubs That Can’t Resist Family Drama:

The Family: A Novel by Naomi Krupitsky

A captivating debut novel about the tangled fates of two best friends and daughters of the Italian mafia, and a coming-of-age story of twentieth-century Brooklyn itself.

“Krupitsky has constructed a work of exquisite tension . . . A tremendous debut.”—Fiona Davis, author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue

“It’s been a long time since I’ve stayed up all night to read a book . . . Krupitsky has created a riveting story powerful in its realism.”—Diane Chamberlain, author of Big Lies in a Small Town

Available November 2nd in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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For Book Clubs That Love to Travel Back in Time:

The Woman at the Front: A Novel by Lecia Cornwall

A daring young woman risks everything to pursue a career as a doctor on the front lines in France during World War I, and learns the true meaning of hope, love, and resilience in the darkest of times.

“A uniquely female perspective of World War I . . . a beautiful, touching, romantic women’s fiction novel that is sure to delight fans of Outlander and Downton Abbey.”—Lori Nelson Spielman, New York Times bestselling author

“A riveting tale of medicine, courage, and grace under fire during the Great War . . . Compulsively readable!”—Stephanie Marie ThorntonUSA Todaybestselling author

Available September 28th in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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The Sisters Sweet: A Novel by Elizabeth Weiss

A young woman in a vaudeville sister act must learn to forge her own path after her twin runs away to Hollywood in this richly immersive debut about love, family, and friendship.

“A beautifully told coming-of-age story that embraces life with a galloping energy and irresistible curiosity.”—Maggie Shipstead, New York Times bestselling author of Great Circle

“At once intimate and epic, The Sisters Sweet is an ambitious, intricately constructed, and immensely satisfying story about a family of performers—both onstage and off. This is a deeply immersive novel about the lives—and aspirations—of women. I loved it.”—Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Dreamers

Available November 30th in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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A Bright Young Thing: A Novel by Brianne Moore

In early 1930s England, a young firebrand finds herself on a fraught and dangerous road to independence.

“Fans of Downton Abbey will enjoy the depictions of grand houses and estates—with maids, butlers, and high society traditions—as well as the changes that women were making for themselves during that time.”—Booklist

“Charming and clever, A Bright Young Thing is historical fiction you won’t want to put down. A thoroughly enjoyable read that will resonate with readers today.”—Judithe Little, USA Today bestselling author of The Chanel Sisters

Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

The Pilot’s Daughter: A Novel by Meredith Jaeger

The glitzy days of 1920s New York meet the devastation of those left behind in World War II in a new, delectable historical novel from USA Today bestselling author Meredith Jaeger.

“Jaeger’s latest is a beautifully rendered ode to New York City, as well as an engrossing family drama. In Ellie and Iris, she’s created two compassionate, conflicted heroines whose search for the truth resonates in all the best ways. Stirring and powerful.”—Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue

Available November 2nd in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Editions.

For Books Clubs Looking for Romance:

Jacket Weather: A Novel by Mike DeCapite

Nick Hornby meets Patti Smith, Mean Streets meets A Visit From the Goon Squad in this quintessential New York City story about two people who knew each other in the downtown music scene in the 1980s, meet again in the present day, and fall in love.

“Spare and lyrical . . . DeCapite has a poet’s eye for the city’s majestic details, and illustrates how his characters come to see the same things differently over the years . . . A worthwhile meditation.”—Publishers Weekly

“So very real . . . A sad but sweet song about the uncertainty of middle age and how funny it is when time slips away.”—Kirkus Reviews

Available October 12th in Trade Paperback and eBook Editions.

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The Shaadi Set-Up: A Novel by Lillie Vale

In this witty and heartfelt rom-com debut for fans of Jasmine Guillory, Emily Henry, and Tessa Bailey, an Indian American woman signs herself and her boyfriend up for a matchmaking site to prove they’re a perfect match, only to be paired with her ex instead.

“[A] pitch-perfect contemporary love story . . . Entertaining throughout, Vale’s delightful storytelling will charm readers.”—Shelf Awareness

“If you loved the beach house aspect of Beach Read and the renovation of it, The Shaadi Set-Up might be the thing you’re looking for. Reunited exes have to work together to flip a house! Rita and Milan will find out that their feelings for each other are not easily forgotten.”—BookRiot

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For Book Clubs Interested in Nonfiction:

Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City by Andrea Elliot

The riveting, unforgettable story of a girl whose indomitable spirit is tested by homelessness, poverty, and racism in an unequal America—from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrea Elliott of The New York Times.

“Destined to become one of the classics of the genre.”—Newsweek

“Elliott spins out a deeply moving story about Dasani and her family, whose struggles underscore the stresses of growing up poor and Black in an American city, and the utter failure of institutions to extend a helping hand. Invisible Child is a triumph.”—Alex Kotlowitz, bestselling author of There Are No Children Here

Available October 5th in Hardcover, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.

The Correspondents: Six Women Writers on the Front Lines of World War II by Judith Mackrell

The riveting, untold history of a group of heroic women reporters who revolutionized the narrative of World War II—from Martha Gellhorn, who out-scooped her husband, Ernest Hemingway, to Lee Miller, a Vogue cover model turned war correspondent.

“Thrilling from the first page to the last.”—Mary Gabriel, author of Ninth Street Women

“A vivid portrait of the women whose clear-eyed reporting brought home the tragedy and heroism of one of history’s most pivotal conflicts. We owe these journalists a great debt.”—Liza Mundy, New York Times bestselling author of Code Girls

Available November 2nd in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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For Book Clubs That Love to Listen:

No One Goes Alone by Eric Larson; Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt with a Note Read by the Author

From New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson comes his first venture into fiction, an otherworldly tale of intrigue and the impossible that marshals his trademark approach to nonfiction to create something new: a ghost story thoroughly grounded in history.

Erik Larson has written a terrifying tale of suspense, underpinned with actual people and events. Created specifically to entertain audio listeners, this eerie blend of the ghostly and the real will keep listeners captivated till the blood-chilling end.

Available September 28th on Audio.

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