Sunday, December 30, 2012

Upcoming Book Releases in 2013

It is never too early to be aware of new books.  Our favorite authors are hopefully plugging away at this very minute, working on their next novel.  2013 looks like it might be a great year for books fans, with several authors putting out intriguing looking titles.  Here is a list of those you won't want to miss.  Most of these have tentative publishing dates, so the release dates might change, and they do not appear in the library's catalog yet.  Keep checking back to place holds on these titles:

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time series finally comes to a close after over twenty years on January 8.  Click on the link to place your holds now!

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
The author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns  is back with another book sure to be a bestseller when it's released on May 21.

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris
On April 23 the latest collection of essays from America's favorite satirical writer comes out.

Gulp: A Trip Down the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
The researcher and author of books like Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers, and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex returns with this book about the science of eating on April 1.

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
A new novel by bestselling Jodi Picoult is set to be released on February 26.

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
Strout won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2009 for her book Olive Kitteridge.  On March 26 her latest book about two brothers will be out. 

Montaro Caine by Sidney Poitier
Actor Sidney Poitier has written two autobiographies, but on May 7 his first novel will be published!

Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende
An American girl on a remote island, surrounded by a colorful cast of characters, writes the story of her life.  This one should be in bookstores on April 23.

Insane City by Dave Barry
This is the first novel for adults Dave Barry has published in more than ten years.  This one is already in the catalog, so place your holds now.

Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones
The Albuquerque author unveils the latest in her vampire series in July.

See Now Then by Jamaica Kincaid
The author of Mr Potter and A Small Place returns with her first novel in a decade on February 5.

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The author of Case Histories and Started Early, Took My Dog returns on April 2 with her latest novel.

Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris
On May 7 another adventure of Sookie Stackhouse will be released.  This book is said to be the last in the series.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The award-winning author of Half a Yellow Sun and Purple Hibiscus is back with a novel of a Nigerian couple who fall in love.  This one should be out on May 14. 

Requiem by Lauren Oliver
The third book in the Delirium series will be released March 5.  In the meantime, check out the ebook supplements, told through the point of view of minor characters. 

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
Released on January 8, Chevalier's latest historical novel is about a Quaker in Ohio during the days of the Underground Railroad.  This one is also in the catalog, so click the link to place a hold.

Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
A new young adult novel from the author of The Replacement is also set for release on January 8.

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Gaiman returns to adult fantasy fiction when this little book is published in June.

Joyland by Stephen King
Stephen King is the author who never sleeps.  In 2013 he is set to release two books.  Joyland comes out in June and Dr. Sleep, the much anticipated sequel to The Shining, will be published in September. 

Also keep an eye out for new books by Malcolm Gladwell (author of several bestselling books including Blink, Outliers, and The Tipping Point), Diane Setterfield (author of The Thirteenth Tale), and Lionel Shriver (author of We Need to Talk About Kevin) who have new books due to come out sometime in 2013. 

Obviously, there are lots more books that will be published in the upcoming year.  This is just a small sample of some major releases that are already generating some excitement in the book world.  To keep up with more of the latest titles stop by the library to pick up a free copy of Bookpage, the magazine of new book releases.

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