Good Reading in September

"The Maid's Version" by Daniel Woodrell

The busy fall publishing schedule begins this month with a number of new books from celebrated authors.

Jhumpa Lahiri won the Pulitzer Prize for her short story collection "Interpreter of Maladies" in 2000.  Readers also appreciated her novels "The Namesake" and "Unaccustomed Earth." Her latest novel "The Lowland" is set in India and America and tells the story of two brothers raised in a Calcutta neighborhood.

Paul Harding's moody and lyrical novel "Tinkers" won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010. It featured George Washington Crosby, a dying man who continues to wonder about the father who abandoned his family years ago. Harding continues the story of this family in his new novel "Enon," which focuses on a grandson of George Crosby.

Missouri's own Daniel Woodrell releases his first novel since "Winter's Bone" this month.  In "The Maid's Version" a young man pieces together the story of a decades-old dance hall explosion from his grandmother's recollections. The novel is based on actual events that took place in West Plains, Missouri in 1928. Woodrell will be speaking about his novel at Headquarters on September 30.

These are just a few of the many great books coming out soon. Happy reading!

--Jennifer A., Headquarters

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