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ADULT AUTHORS TO MEET
A selection of some of the authors who
will be at this season’s shows
COMPILED BY CLAIRE KIRCH
House of Thieves
In 1886 New York, architect
John Cross gets entangled
with a gang of thieves in
order to pay back his son’s gambling debts.
My Southern Journey: True Stories from the
Heart of the South (Oxmoor, Sept.)
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author explores
life in the South in this essay collection.
Lust and Wonder: A Memoir
(St. Martin’s, Mar. 2016)
The author of Running with Scissors
chronicles the the development and demise of
A Doubter’s Almanac
(Random, Feb. 2016)
Pat Conroy calls this story
of a family that falls to
pieces under the pressure
of living with a gifted tyrant
“his best by far.”
Lori Carlson-Hijuelos (widow of author
Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise
(Grand Central, Nov.)
Hijuelos was making final revisions to the
story of Mark Twain and Henry Morton
Stanley when he died in 2013.
Pretending to Dance (St. Martin’s, Oct.)
A woman’s past in a dysfunctional family
catches up with her when she and her husband try to adopt a baby.
Drinking in America:
Our Secret History
(Hachette/ Twelve, Oct.)
Cheever chronicles how
booze has shaped American
character and events.
Twain’s End (S&S/Gallery, Oct.)
The author of Mrs. Poe offers a fictionalized reimagining of the personal life of
The New and Improved Romie Futch
(Tin House, Oct.)
To pay off his mortgage, a South Carolina
taxidermist becomes the subject of a