10 Books We Can't Wait to Read in September

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What do Mr. Rogers, Nabokov and the Coen brothers have in common? Not a ton, but they are all featured in some of September’s most exciting book releases.

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Cover: Riverhead Books; Background: Twenty20


Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

Aimed at readers of all ages, Hosseini’s (The Kite Runner) latest is a short, illustrated book written as a letter from a father to his son as a response to the current refugee crisis. Buy the book

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Cover: Abrams; Background: Twenty20


The Coen Brothers by Adam Nayman

Love The Big Lebowski? How about Fargo? Featuring interviews, movie analyses, photos and more, film critic Nayman’s new tome is a deep dive into the Coen cinematic universe. Buy the book

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Cover: Grand Central Publishing; Background: Twenty20


Feminasty by Erin Gibson

A debut essay collection from “Throwing Shade” podcast creator and host Gibson, Feminasty tackles modern womanhood, from period-shaming to the dearth of women in STEM fields. Buy the book

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Cover: Abrams Press; Background: Twenty20


The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King

We’re living in a golden age of Mr. Rogers, continuing with the first full-length biography of the beloved TV personality. Buy the book

quiet girls can run the world rebecca holman
Cover: TarcherPerigree; Background: Twenty20


Quiet Girls Can Run the World by Rebecca Holman

Touted as Lean In for introverts, Holman’s book is about getting ahead in work and in life if you’re not naturally vocal and assertive. Buy the book

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Cover: Little, Brown and Company; Background: Twenty20


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In 1940, 18-year-old Juliet is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Ten years later she’s working at the BBC when she’s unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. Buy the book

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Cover: William Morrow; Background: Twenty20


I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan

After two 11-year-olds are murdered, a man is convicted of the crime. Two decades later, another body is found in the same location, forcing the original investigator to reopen the old case to determine if they’re linked. Buy the book

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Cover: Ecco; Background: Twenty20


The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman

Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita was inspired by the 1948 abduction of 11-year-old Sally Horner. Weaving together crime narrative, cultural and social history and literary investigation, Weinman tells Horner’s full story for the first time. Buy the book

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Cover: Wednesday Books; Background: Twenty20


Sadie by Courtney Summers

Sadie has been raising her sister Mattie in a small town when Mattie is found dead. Determined to bring the killer to justice, she sets out to find him. Simultaneously, a radio personality starts a podcast to track Sadie's investigation. Buy the book

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Cover: Random House; Background: Twenty20


Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart

A hedge-fund manager is reeling from an SEC investigation and his three-year-old son’s diagnosis of autism, so he flees NYC with an old college sweetheart. But his smart and driven wife has her own demons to face at home. Buy the book

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