September 2018 New Releases

September Adult PicksSeptember is arguably the biggest month in publishing, full of award contenders and books from big-name authors. That means narrowing down this month’s new release picks was difficult. But we managed to do it!
1The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (out 9/4)
Reimagines The Iliad from the perspectives of the captured women living in the Greek camp in the final weeks of the Trojan War, as Briseis, conquered queen of one of Troy’s neighboring kingdoms, becomes caught between the two most powerful Greek leaders.

2How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization by Mary Beard (out 9/4)
A companion to PBS’ Civilisations chronicles the intertwined histories of art and religion to explain the irreconcilable problems that all faiths have navigated while trying to represent the divine. By the award-winning author of Women & Power.

3On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope by Deray Mckesson (out 9/4)
An internationally recognized civil rights activist and popular host of Pod Save the People presents a meditative call to arms on resistance, justice and freedom on the front lines of the Black Lives Matter movement.

4The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (out 9/4)
An international best-seller based on the true story of an Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor traces the experiences of a Jewish Slovakian who uses his position as a concentration-camp tattooist to secure food for his fellow prisoners.

5We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time by Jose Andres (out 9/11)
The founder of World Central Kitchen describes how his culinary network challenged broken government systems while feeding tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who lost their homes and livelihoods to Hurricane Maria

6Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer by Lisa McCubbin (out 9/11)
Drawing on interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, a biography of the groundbreaking, candid, and resilient First Lady discusses her marriage, her determination to speak out on controversial issues, and her founding of the Betty Ford Center. From the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Five Presidents and Mrs. Kennedy and Me.

7Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini (out 9/18)
The #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Kite Runner presents an evocatively illustrated tribute to the tragic human realities of today’s refugee crisis in the form of a father’s letter to his young son on the eve of a dangerous journey.

8Last Night With the Earl by Kelly Bowen (out 9/25)
The second book in the Devils of Dover series. When Eli Dawes, who was presumed dead, returns to his country estate, he finds his home already occupied by artist Rose Hayward who will stop at nothing to get him to leave. Includes a bonus story by Grace Burrowes.

9American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures edited by America Ferrera (out 9/25)
From an award-winning actress and political activist comes a vibrant and varied collection of first person accounts from prominent figures—including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Roxane Gay and many more—about the experience of growing up between cultures.

10How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery, illustrated by Rebecca Green (out 9/25)
A naturalist and adventurer discusses the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals who have profoundly affected her, exploring themes of learning to become empathetic, creating families, coping with loss, and the otherness and sameness of people and animals.