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Fall...the year’s last, loveliest smile

The year's loveliest smile, according to William Cullen Bryant is fall.  The changing colors of nature; the emergence of pumpkin-spice everything; decorations for fall festivities rolling right into the holiday season; wonderful sweater weather -- this and more makes this my favorite season.  And new fall book releases!  Peak reading and buying season is very much tied to the weather.  When cooler weather prevails, people want to huddle up with a new book.  Tana French's newest, The Searcher, focuses on a retired Chicago cop who buys a bucolic cottage in Ireland only to land himself in a missing person investigation - and, according to some sources, French is "one of the greatest crime novelists writing today." If it's time travel and adventure you want, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab looks to be a huge winner.  As challenging as 2020 has been, escape into a wonderous worlds can be a safe self-care practice.  For more choices, choose our Novel Destinations online form -- these are carefully crafted staff recommendations based on your likes and dislikes.  Keep in mind: reading gives us a place to go when we have to stay where we are! So, until we are freely able to venture out with our favorite people, choose the safe option of a great book!

Recommended Fiction Titles:

The devil and the dark water / Stuart Turton.

The eighth detective : a novel / Alex Pavesi.

The invisible life of Addie LaRue / V.E. Schwab.

Leave the world behind : a novel / Rumaan Alam.

A Lover's Discourse : a novel / Xiaolu Guo.

The searcher / Tana French.

A wild winter swan : a novel / Gregory Maguire.

The wrong kind of woman / Sarah McCraw Crow.

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