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Fall Preview 2021

Fall is known as the biggest season of the year for books. The titles that release during this latter part of the year often become holiday gifts, and many are blockbusters. While our series of 24-hour Fall Preview contests have ended, we encourage you to take a look at our featured titles. These are just some of the outstanding books that we know people will be talking about over the next few months.

Week of October 17, 2022

Paperback releases for the week of October 17th include EMPIRE OF PAIN, Patrick Radden Keefe's grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin; THE ANSWER IS..., longtime "Jeopardy!" host and television icon Alex Trebek's reflection on his life and career through illuminating personal anecdotes and his thoughts on a range of topics, including marriage, parenthood, education, success, spirituality and philanthropy; Alice Hoffman's conclusion to her Practical Magic series, THE BOOK OF MAGIC, a spellbinding and enchanting final Owens novel brimming with lyric beauty and vivid characters; A LINE TO KILL, Anthony Horowitz's third literary whodunit featuring former Detective Inspector Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, author Anthony Horowitz; and HONOR by Thrity Umrigar, a riveting and immersive novel that tells the story of two couples and the sometimes dangerous and heartbreaking challenges of love across a cultural divide.

Alice Hoffman, author of The Book of Magic

The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for over 300 years, but all of that is about to change. The novel begins in a library, the best place for a story to be conjured, when beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle and knows she has only seven days to live. Jet is not the only one in danger --- the curse is already at work. A frantic attempt to save a young man’s life spurs three generations of the Owens women, and one long-lost brother, to use their unusual gifts to break the curse as they travel from Paris to London to the English countryside where their ancestor Maria Owens first practiced the Unnamed Art. The younger generation discovers secrets that have been hidden from them in matters of both magic and love by Sally, their fiercely protective mother.