A couple of weeks ago I did a fall books post about some of the books I'm excited about this season, but of course as soon as I hit "post" I thought of a whole bunch more that I'm anticipating. Here's (most of) the rest. Some are reprints or reissues, some are mainstream and some are small press.
NYRB Classics is reissuing Kingsley Amis' Booker-Prize winner The Old Devils and it's coming out pretty soon (October 2). This is one of the very last Booker Prize books I have to collect and I can't wait to get it. (NYRB Classics)
Veronique Olmi's Beside the Sea is coming out from Tin House Books, a wonderful small press. Previously it was published by Pereiene Press, a small European house, and was hard to find on this side of the Atlantic. It's a story about a troubled mother who takes her children on a seaside holiday. Look for it October 31. (Tin House Books)
Ludmilla Ulitskaya's latest Daniel Stein, Interpreter, comes out in paperback in early October. If you like first-class literary fiction from the former Soviet Union, you really need to be reading her. I haven't read this yet (I'm waiting for the paperback) but I've loved everything I've read of hers in the past. (Overlook)
I'm also very excited about Ian McEwan's latest, Sweet Tooth, about a young woman, an avid reader, recruited to MI5 in 1972 as part of a Cold-War initiative to spy on a writer of interest to the agency. But someone blows her cover- to find out who and why, you'll have to read the book. (Random House)
That's it- I think! Who knows, maybe there will be a Part Three in another couple of weeks.
Have you read any of these yet? Interested in them? What else are you looking forward to?