If you are looking for new works from big-name writers, a few are forthcoming:
- Barbara Kingsolver: The Lacuna. This is a book I'm looking forward to reading. Barbara Kingsolver was a must-read author until Poisonwood Bible, which I did not like at all. But I enjoyed her earlier fiction so much that want I want to believe in her, and thus will definitely give this new book a try.
- John Irving: Last Night in Twisted River. Mr. Irving is an author I've left behind. Loved Garp and enjoyed Hotel New Hampshire. However, after those two I drifted away; probably forever.
- Stephen King: Under the Dome. I haven't read a Steven King book since The Shining frightened the heck out of me. This genre isn't for me. Also, recently I've read a number of disappointing books that had a Stephen King blurb on the jacket. I'm now using quotes from Mr. King as a warning to stay away from a publication. Blurbs: They can help or they can hurt.
- Chris O'Dell: Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They LovedMs. O'Dell's memoir of her 20 years managing rock groups could be a bit of fun to read, and sometimes reading fluff is just what the book doctor ordered.