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  • The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
    The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
  • Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
    Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
  • Chances Are by Richard Russo
    Chances Are by Richard Russo
  • Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson
    Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson
  • Running With Sherman by Christopher McDougall

Leah and Phil, Queen's Square | September 6, 2019

Fall is the biggest book release period of the year. Often this is the time publishers release the titles that we will be talking about as the year’s best when we look back on 2019.

Salman Rushdie and Richard Russo both have new novels this Fall: Quichotte is Rushdie’s appraisal of current American politics, with allusions to Don Quixote and Moby Dick, while Russo continues to be the best distiller of father-son relationships in Chances Are. Perks of Being A Wallflower author Stephen Chbosky returns with an adult horror novel Imaginary Friend that centers on the bonds between mother and son.

Malcolm Gladwell is also back with Talking to Strangers, in which he explores the central importance of trust to any civilization and, aiming to do for donkeys what W. Bruce Cameron has done for dogs, runner Christopher McDougall returns with Running With Sherman.

If you like psychological suspense, there are plenty of spine-tingling tales being published this Fall. Bestseller Lisa Jewell is back with The Family Upstairs, a bone-chilling whodunit about family secrets, murder, and missing children.

Always told her beloved nanny left her as a child, now-adult Jocelyn begins to question everything when human remains are discovered at her family’s estate. The Nanny by Gilly MacMillan has been described by author Tess Gerritsen as “a dark and twisted version of Downton Abbey gone very, very wrong.”

In Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson, a harmless drinking game devolves into a heart-pounding tale of cat and mouse where an ordinary-seeming wife and mother must fight for her comfortable life.

Get ready to never look at elevators the same way again with Linwood Barclay’s new thriller Elevator Pitch. When freak elevator accidents start plummeting people to their deaths, a NYPD detective and a reporter must work together to uncover the diabolically sinister forces wreaking havoc on Manhattan.

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