Love these recommendations and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. 7 September Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Amanda Flower (historical mystery) First in a new series featuring Emily Dickinson and her house maid Willa Noble, whose brother has died in a stable accident that may not be what it seems. Fairy Tale by Stephen King (supernatural thriller) After befriending a reclusive man and his dog, Charlie discovers a portal to another world. Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen (magical realism) Found family, loss, and love are the themes of Allen’s (Garden Spells) first novel in seven years. Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn (thriller) A group of four female assassins on a retirement trip faces a threat from their own organization. Lessons by Ian McEwan (literary fiction) An epic sweep through modern history centered on one man’s life, losses, and loves. November Winterland by Rae Meadows (psychological/historical) Young Anya rises through the Soviet gymnastics world in the 1970s and comes to understand the sacrifices required of both her family and herself. Meredith, Alone by Claire Alexander (fiction) Meredith hasn’t left her home in over 1,200 days, but the world is calling her to come out, whether she’s ready or not. A Restless Truth by Freya Marske (fantasy/historical) On board the H.M.S. Lyric, Maud finds a dead body, a beautiful stranger, and magical secrets. Blackwater Falls by Ausma Zehanat Khan (police procedural) First in a new series featuring Detective Inaya Rahman, investigating the deaths of immigrant girls in Denver. Scattered Showers by Rainbow Rowell (short stories) A short story collection of nine romantic tales in the author’s inimitable style. October Little Eve by Catriona Ward (gothic horror) A dark, chilling novel set within a cult family on a remote Scottish isle. Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng (fiction) Aided by underground librarians, Bird searches for his mother, a Chinese American poet whose works have been banned. The Winners by Fredrik Backman (fiction) The third novel in the Beartown series finds the residents willing to sacrifice nearly everything for their community. Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese (historical fiction) Hester Prynne of The Scarlet Letter reimagined as the muse who inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne. It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover (romance) A companion to It Ends with Us which tells Atlas’s side of the story. Book Buzz: Fiction