Fall books for book groups

With Labor Day right around the corner, I’m feeling a little wistful that summer will soon be over. But with Labor Day right around the corner, I’m also feeling artistic, musical, and literary anticipation. Because the Fall Arts calendar will soon be in full swing. New theatre, new exhibits, new opera and symphonies, and the new fall books.

In yesterday’s Kansas City Star, the local arts preview offered a smorgasbord of delights for lovers of the humanities, including a book section chock full of great fiction to look forward to in September, October, and November.

Read carefully. There’s going to be some book group favorites here from returning and debut authors. David Guterson bows in October with Ed King, a modern retelling of Oedipus. Alice Hoffman will take a departure from her modern-magical subjects into historical fiction with The Dovekeepers. Kansas City favorite son, Daniel Woodrell will publish his first collation of short stories in October, The Outlaw Album. I see that one becoming a hot ticket in Kansas City, especially after the success of Winter’s Bone.

Get the entire list here. And in the interest of full disclosure, I have to point out this great article, a “special to The Star,” was written by our own Donna Seaman. In whom I have great faith about selecting worthy fiction for discussion.

Start your planning.



About the Author:

Kaite Mediatore Stover refuses to give up her day job as director of readers' services for The Kansas City Public Library to read tarot cards professionally or be the merch girl/roadie for her husband's numerous bands. Follow her on Twitter at @MarianLiberryan.

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