Shout ‘n Share! Booklisters Call Out Enticing Fall Titles

We were so excited to present this year’s Shout ‘n Share at Book Expo in New York City, an event where we called out forthcoming books we’re excited about, presenting as many brief synopses as possible in a quick hour. And now we’re delighted to share the shout-outs here, with the able help of Booklist editorial assistant Biz Hyzy. As Booklist’s editor for the Adult Books section, Donna Seaman was honored to moderate, and thrilled to be joined by a splendid panel of book-smart and enthusiastic librarians. Below you’ll find out more about each panelist—and their reading picks for the coming months.


ANDRIENNE CRUZ
Andrienne is a librarian at the Azusa City Library, City of Azusa, California. A rising star in the EarlyWord GalleyChat, she is a member of the LibraryReads board.


Fiction
The Absinthe Earl, by Sharon Lynn Fisher (Blackstone, October)
Conclusion, by Peter Robertson (Gibson House, October)
Elevator Pitch, by Linwood Barclay (HarperCollins, September)
A Good Neighborhood, by Therese Ann Fowler (St. Martin’s, February 2020)
The Grace Year, by Kim Liggett (Wednesday, September)
Homesick (Stories), by Nino Cipri (Dzanc, October)
My Dark Vanessa, by Kate Elizabeth Russell (Morrow, January 2020)
Once Upon Time in France, by Fabien Nury and Sylvain Vallée (Dead Reckoning, September)
Saint X, by Alexis Schaitkin (Celadon, February 2020)
Salt Slow, by Julia Armfield (Flatiron, October)
Such a Fun Age, by Kiley Reid (Putnam, January 2020)
The Sweetest Fruits, by Monique Truong (Viking, September)
The Ten Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E. Harrow (Redhook, September)
The Worst Kind of Want, by Liska Jacobs (MCD, November)


Nonfiction
Diamond Doris, by Doris Payne (HarperCollins, September)
Elevate, by Robert Glazer (Simple Truths, October)
Fire, Ice and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones, by Rebecca C. Thompson (MIT, October)
Monster She Wrote, by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson (Quirk, September)
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, by Caitlin Doughty and illustrated by Dianné Ruz (Norton, September)









ELIZABETH JOSEPH
Elizabeth is currently the Coordinator of Information & Adult Services at the Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut. She has served on the Notable Books Council and the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction selection committee.


Fiction
Agent Running in the Field, by John le Carré (Viking, October)
Akin, by Emma Donoghue (Hachette, September)
Chances Are . . . by Richard Russo (Knopf, August)
The Confession Club, by Elizabeth Berg (Random House, November)
Doxology, by Nell Zink (HarperCollins, August)
Everything Inside, by Edwidge Danticat (Knopf, August)
Find Me, by André Aciman (Farrar, October)
Nothing to See Here, by Kevin Wilson (Ecco, November)
Olive, Again, by Elizabeth Strout (Random House, September)



Nonfiction
Edison, by Edmund Morris (Random House, October)
The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture, by Orlando Figes (Metropolitan/Holt, October)
The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century, by Thant Myint-U (Norton, November)
The Lives of Lucian Freud: The Restless Years, 1922-1968, by William Feaver (Knopf, October)
Me, by Elton John (Metropolitan/Holt, October)
More Myself: A Journey, by Alicia Keys (Flatiron, November)
A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir, by Edie Windsor and Joshua Lyon (St. Martin’s, October)




BILL KELLY
The Adult Programming Manager for Cuyahoga County Public Library, Bill has served as Chair of ALA’s Notable Books Council, a member of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence selection committee, and a member of ALA’s Readers’ Advisory Research and Trends Committee. Bill is also a recipient of the Allie Beth Martin Award, given to a librarian who has demonstrated extraordinary range and depth of knowledge about books and distinguished ability to share that knowledge.


Fiction
The Bear, by Andrew Krivak (Bellevue, January 2020)
The Book of Science and Antiquities, by Thomas Keneally (Atria, December)
Deep River, by Karl Marlantes (Atlantic Monthly, July)
Frankissstein, by Jeanette Winterson (Grove, October)
Imaginary Friend, by Stephen Chbosky (Grand Central, October)
Middle England, by Jonathan Coe (Knopf, August)
Nothing to See Here, by Kevin Wilson (Ecco, November)
The Remaking, by Clay McLeod Chapman (Quirk, October)
The Warlow Experiment, by Alix Nathan (Doubleday, August)



Nonfiction
The Body, by Bill Bryson (Doubleday, October)
Edison, by Edmund Morris (Random, October)
The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America, by Karen Abbott (Crown, August)
Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime, by Sean Carroll (Dutton, September)
Toil & Trouble, by Augusten Burroughs (St. Martin’s, October)





STEPHEN SPOSATO
As Manager, Content Curation, Stephen Sposato supervises content selection and readers advisory for Chicago Public Library, where he has worked for over twenty years. He is a current member of the CODES Notable Books Council and serves on the LibraryReads Board.


Fiction
The Envious Siblings: And Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes, by Landis Blair (Norton, October)
The Lesson, by Cadwell Turnbull (Blackstone, June)
Nothing to See Here, by Kevin Wilson (Ecco, November)
The Secrets We Kept, by Lara Prescott (Knopf, September)









Nonfiction
Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America, by James Poniewozik (Liveright/Norton, September)
The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness, by Susannah Cahalan (Grand Central, November)
How to Catch a Mole: Wisdom from a Life Lived in Nature, by Marc Hamer (Greystone, October)
Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America, by Nefertiti Austin (Sourcebooks, September)
Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard, by Douglas W. Tallamy (Timber, February 2020)
Ordinary Girls, by Jaquira Díaz (Algonquin, October)
Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me, by Adrienne Brodeur (Houghton, October)
Wildhood: The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and Other Animals, by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers (Scribner, September)
Wilding: Returning Nature to a Farm, by Isabella Tree (NYRB, September)



DONNA SEAMAN


Fiction
The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett (Harper, September)
Frankissstein, by Jeanette Winterson (Grove, October)
Inland, by Téa Obreht (Random, August)
Quichotte, by Salman Rushdie (Random, September)
Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson (Riverhead, September)
The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World, September)







Nonfiction
A Fool’s Errand: Creating the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture during the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump, by Lonnie G. Bunch III (National Geographic, September)
A Fortune for Your Disaster, by Hanif Abdurraqib (Tin House, September)
How We Fight for Our Lives, by Saeed Jones (Simon & Schuster, October)
I Will Destroy You, by Nick Flynn (Graywolf, September)
Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights, by Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe (Algonquin, November)
The Mind Has Cliffs of Fall: Poetry at the Extremes of Feeling, edited by Robert Pinsky (Norton, October)
The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You, by Dina Nayeri (Catapult, September)
We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, by Jonathan Safran Foer (Farrar, September)
Yale Needs Women, by Anne Gardiner Perkins (Sourcebooks, September)


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Donna Seaman is adult books editor at Booklist. Her radio interviews are collected in Writers on the Air: Conversations about Books (2005). Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Donna.

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