Fall has seen a number of big releases in literary fiction. Amor Towles’s The Lincoln Highway took first place in October, with glowing reviews from the New York Times and NPR. Patrons were also eager to read Anthony Doerr’s newly-released Cloud Cuckoo Land, which ranges from the 15c siege of Constantinople, to modern-day Idaho and future interstellar space. As often happens with hot releases, many were also checking out older books by the author–in this case Doerr’s 2014’s All the Light We Cannot See.
In political thrillers, interest was high for State of Terror by senator and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and Canadian author Louise Penny. State of Terror is the senator and presidential candidate’s first foray in fiction. Penny, however, is on a roll, with her mystery The Madness of Crowds also on October’s Top-Twenty list.
Patrons were also looking for Frank Herber’s 1965 science fiction novel Dune, no doubt wanting to read the book before the movie came out on October 28.
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