15 new books coming in October

Quammen’s reported book in depth provides the story of Covid-19, including images of experts and health care workers fighting it. The author of Spreading: Animal Infections and the Next Human Epidemic, this time focusing on the science of Covid as well as the future of the disease.

Simon & Schuster, October 4

Haberman, a journalist for The Times, has covered Trump for decades. To understand his political and cultural rise, she looks back to his childhood in Queens, New York; for New York real estate culture in the 1980s; And to a clique of his advisors, including Roy Cohn and Rudy Giuliani.

Penguin Press, October 4

In her new novel, the author of David Copperfield’s “Poison Bible” has borrowed Charles Deakin to tell the story of an Appalachian boy.

Harper, October 18

Newman, who died in 2008, left behind recorded conversations about his life, which turned into an autobiography of sorts after his death. His daughters participated in the project, which presents Newman’s reflections on fatherhood, his career, and his marriage.

Knopf, October 18

He is best known as the author of the “Watchmen” series, Moore retire from comics Several years ago. He is now releasing his first short story collection, a showcase of many of his signature themes.

Bloomsbury, October 11

Saunders built a following for his surreal, funny, and moral stories, returning to form with this collection. The choices jump from the amusement park’s hell section to a reckoning between two women during a hailstorm, with plenty of weirdness in between. Several stories have been published in The New Yorker.

Random House, October 18

Byrd, a Chinese-American teenager, lives a miserable life: The United States struggles with a surge in hate crimes and violence targeting Asians as it enforces strict policies to support “American culture.” And there’s grief at home, too, as his lost mother weeps and his father, a librarian, struggles in a country where books are pulped and turned into toilet paper. As reviewer Stephen King said, the novel’s main preoccupations are “the power of words, the power of stories and the continuity of memory.”

Penguin Press, October 4

McCarthy’s first novel since The Road (2006) tells the story of two brothers grappling with family guilt—their father helped invent the atomic bomb—and an obsessive love for each other. A companion book, “Stella Maris,” will arrive in December.

Knopf, October 25

As a reporter for The Times focusing on pop music, Coscarelli looks at Atlanta’s immense influence on modern rap music – and how racism and economic exploitation shape its culture.

Simon & Schuster October 18

Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst, became known after sharing classified documents about US military operations with WikiLeaks. This biography links those efforts to her struggle for equal rights as a trans woman, going back to her childhood to tell her story.

Farrar, Strauss and Giroud, October 18

Rickman, who died in 2016, was beloved for his roles in Love Actually and Die Hard — and as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, he’s also kept a diary for more than 20 years. Readers will find his thoughts on acting and theater of course, but also on politics and friendship.

Henry Holt, October 18

Scheublen’s earlier book, “small eyesIt was a disturbing domestic movie that imagines user-controlled robotic pets miles away who can monitor their hosts. Now, in linked stories, she returns to the topic, with each selection focusing on a (emotional, paranormal) disorder within the home.

Riverhead, October 18

Mukherjee’s 2011 book, The Emperor of All Diseases, an extensive history of cancer, won a Pulitzer Prize. In this upcoming book, the author – an oncologist and academic – revives the history of cells and their importance in understanding human biology.

Scribner, October 25

A sports journalist for The Atlantic, Hill reflects on her childhood and career — including her 2017 suspension from ESPN after she criticized the politics of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and called President Trump a white supremacist.

Henry Holt, October 25

A years-long investigation of the global consulting firm by Times reporters has revealed some of the company’s secret deals, including its role in the opioid crisis.

Double day, October 4

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