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So many books, too little time – what to chose this autumn

There’s an avalanche of books coming our way this autumn as publishers catch up with delayed publications. So what to chose in this flurry? Here are some we’re hopeful about.

More Than A Woman, Caitlin Moran’s middle-age update on her hilarious, best-selling How To Be A Woman. Good for laughs!

Mary Gaitskill’s (This is Pleasure) Lost Cat, about her experiences as a foster parent.

Vespers Flight, essays on nature, is Helen MacDonald’s follow-up to her multiple prize winning H is for Hawk.

And while we’re on nature books, the nerdy part of me quite like the sound of Merlin Sheldrake’s Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures. Yes, a book about mushrooms!

Elena Ferrante fans, like me, will want to read her latest The Lying Life of Adults, just out in bookstores. Already in pole position on my bedside table. (The Days of Abandonment, The Story of a New Name, My Brilliant Friend).

Debutant and Booker Prize short-listed author Gabriel Krauze’s Who They Was, an autobiographical novel about gang culture in London. Sounds interesting.

Marilynne Robinson’s Jack tells the story of interracial love in middle America after WW2. Robinson rarely disappoints (see our review of Housekeeping).

Hari Kunzru is taking a look at far right, online culture in Red Pill. Scarily relevant.

I loved Sayaka Murata’s dead-pan Convenience Store Woman. Now she’s out with a new book, Earthling, featuring another woman refusing to give in to Japanese domestic life and a childhood pact with a cousin.

Crime junkies will want to try Stuart Turton’s (The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle) new gloomy sounding novel The Devil and the Dark Water.

Well, these were the books that grabbed my attention on the list of new publications, there are loads more. I’m sure we will come across others worth reading so watch this space.

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