Fall Fiction Preview 2016

We have an amazing fall lineup this year – full of dark, fantastical and contemporary stories – and we can’t wait for you guys to get your hands on these #FallFictionReads! In fact, read to the bottom to find out how you actually can (for free!)!

Leave Me by Gayle Forman

Leave Me

On Sale: September 6, 2016

From the best-selling author of If I Stay, Just One Day and I Was Here! comes a new novel about a woman named Maribeth Klein, who has been so busy taking care of her husband and twins that she doesn’t even notice she’s had a heart attack. Instead of going home and resting, Maribeth packs a bag and leaves. Far from the stress of family and her career, and with the help of new friendships, she can finally own up to her secrets that have been keeping her from happiness. Leave Me shows us that sometimes you have to leave home to find it again.

Stranger by David Bergen


On Sale: September 6, 2016

How far would a mother go to reclaim her stolen child? From David Bergen, the Giller Prize-winning author of The Time in Between and Canada Reads finalist for The Age of Hope comes a stirring tale of Íso, a young Guatemalan woman who works at a fertility clinic in the highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas. Íso is the secret lover of a resident doctor, a married American man. Their whirlwind romance ends as she discovers she’s pregnant. But after the birth of her daughter, the baby is stolen and taken to America, but Íso is determined to go after her. Íso finds herself in danger and in need of figuring out who she can trust.

Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie

Closed Casket

On Sale: September 6, 2016

Agatha Christie’s beloved Hercule Poirot is back! Poirot has found himself a stranger at a party held by Lady Athelinda Playford – one of the world’s most beloved children’s authors – as she springs the news that she’s decided to cut her two children out of her will, leaving her fortune to someone else. Poirot and another stranger, Inspector Edward Catchpool, don’t know why they’d been invited, until Poirot suspects Lady Playford expects (accurately) a murder that night. Addictive, clever and packed with exciting clues, Closed Casket is a treat for Agatha Christie fans.

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

The Wonder

On Sale: September 20, 2016

The next highly anticipated novel from Emma Donoghue, the bestselling author of Room, is about a village in 1850s Ireland that is baffled by a little girl named Anna O’Donnell. Anna appears to be thriving after months of no food. Tourists flock to her, an international journalist is on the case and a nurse is hired to watch over Anna to determine whether or not she is a fraud. It’s a magnetic psychological thriller that pits love against evil in unexpected ways.

The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

the kept woman

On Sale: September 20, 2016

Karin Slaughter, author of Pretty Girls, returns with an electrifying, emotionally complex thriller that plunges its fascinating protagonist into the darkest depths of a mystery that just might destroy him. Will Trent is not the right cop to be assigned to a gruesome murder case on an abandoned construction site, with another missing victim whose time might be running out. Will is connected to the owner of the construction property – a wealthy, powerful and politically connected athlete – from a previous rape investigation, for which the athlete walked away free. But things just get furiously worse for Will. Relentless, suspenseful and twisted, The Kept Woman is a searing, unforgettable novel of love, loss, and redemption.

Mercury by Margot Livesey


On Sale: September 27, 2016

When a thoroughbred horse named Mercury comes into Viv’s stables, neither her nor her husband Donald would have predicted how the horse would change their lives. Viv used to just be content in her life’s patterns of taking care of her family and the stables. But Mercury spurred something in Viv — she dreams of riding competitively like she used to, and becomes obsessed with the horse in a way that could tear her family apart. At once a tense psychological drama and an emotional thriller exploring love, obsession and deceit, Mercury is a riveting tour de force.

The Wangs Vs. the World by Jade Chang

Wangs vs the World

On Sale: October 4, 2016

In this hilarious debut novel, a once-wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family living in the U.S. – The Wangs – must cope with financial ruin after losing their every penny in the financial crisis. Charles Wang pulls his kids out of schools they can no longer afford, and together with their stepmother, they embark on a cross-country road trip. After a series of awkward events, Charles must choose between the old and new worlds, and between his family and chasing his dream back in China. The Wangs Vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America. (P.S. Have you entered to win an advanced copy of this?! Check out #HCCFirstLook here!)

Chaos by Patricia Cornwell


On Sale: November 15, 2016

In the latest novel of the bestselling series by Patricia Cornwell, Dr. Kay Scarpetta visits a fatal scene where a woman was killed while riding her bicycle – appearing that she was struck by lightning. But there was no cloud in sight. Kay’s investigation quickly becomes complicated when she starts to receive a flurry of bizarre poems from an anonymous cyber bully. As she begins to attempt to track down the bully, Kay finds the task nearly impossible, especially while the media has used the story to whip the public into a frenzy, bringing Kay herself into questioning.

Moonglow by Michael Chabon


On Sale: November 22, 2016

Following his bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pullitzer Prize-winning Michael Chabon gives us another literary masterpiece about truth, lies, family legends, existential adventures and the forces that work to destroy us. Inspired by stories Chabon’s grandfather told while ill and on painkillers, Moonglow is a poignantly researched and imagined transcript of the mysterious origins and fate of Chabon Scientific, Co., an authentic mail-order novelty company whose ads for scale models of human skeletons, combustion engines and space rockets were once a fixture in the back pages of Esquire, Popular Mechanics and Boy’s Life. Chabon uncovers a secret history of his own imagination, making Moonglow his most daring and moving piece of work.


The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

fate of the tearling

On Sale: November 29, 2016

The popular Tearling trilogy comes to an end in The Fate of the Tearling! Kelsea Glynn, now a powerful Queen, has made many enemies along the way – including the evil Red Queen, who has set her armies against the Tear. To protect her people from a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable – she gave herself and her magical sapphires to the Red Queen, and named the Mace to be regent in her place. But the Mace has his own agenda. Readers will be thrilled to finally read the fate of Kelsea and the Tearling.


Well that sums up *a few* of the titles we are most excited about this coming season, Savvy Readers! Oh, and did you hear? The best part about this year’s Fall Fiction Preview is that is comes with a giveaway – as in, you could win every single one of the new titles mentioned in this post. Follow this link to the 50 Book Pledge site to enter our #FallFictionReads giveaway!

Which book are you looking forward to the most, Savvy Readers? Tell us @SavvyReader!


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34 thoughts on “Fall Fiction Preview 2016

  1. These all appeal to me! Just finished The Nest so looking forward to The Wang’s. Patricia Cromwell is a great read anytime? Am on a reading jag this summer so would love to read all the latest!

  2. What a line up!! Marvelous reading…..
    LOVE this list. Thank you for the opportunity to sign for the giveaway.

  3. The fate of the tearling ….. OMG….. I’m so excited!!! Can’t wait to get my hands in that one!!

  4. The Wangs versus the World will be the first one I read though about four others are vying for top spot. Never enough books…never enough time to read😊

  5. All the books look interesting. Would love to win some new books. I still have to pick a book to reactor my book club when it is my turn to hold the meeting.

  6. So many favorite authors on the list! I would definitely read Karen Slaughter’s “The Kept Woman” first. It would be wonderful to win the stack of ten books.

  7. I am sooooo looking forward to sitting on my back deck with a cup of tea and reading any of the delightful books!!!

  8. What a great list of books!! It would be like Christmas Morning to win these! Signed up for your 50 book pledge!

  9. The Wangs sounds interesting, and I enjoy reading debut novels! Honestly all the books sound great, my TBR pile has just gotten longer! Thanks for the opportunity to win 😊

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