Source: USA TODAY
USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.
1. Cross My Heart by James Patterson (Little, Brown, fiction, on sale Nov. 25)
What it’s about: Detective Alex Cross confronts a villain set on proving he’s the greatest mind in the history of crime – by putting Cross’ family in the crosshairs.
The buzz: The best-selling Alex Cross series is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a 20th book; the first, Along Came a Spider, was published in 1993.
2. The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani (Harper, fiction, on sale Nov. 26)
What it’s about: Schoolteacher turned shoemaker Valentine Roncalli must juggle work and family after she marries.
The buzz: This conclusion to the trilogy is “often hilarious … and will keep any reader engrossed and entertained,” says Publishers Weekly.
3. Recipes from an Edwardian Country Houseby Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall (Atria/Marble Arch, non-fiction, on sale now)
What it’s about: Want to know what Mrs. Patmore and Daisy have cooking in the Downton Abbey kitchen? This book will give you a taste.
The buzz: It’s an Indie Next pick of independent booksellers. “You can have an Abbey viewing party and serve your guests an authentic dinner to boot,” says Kathy Ashton of The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City.
4. 1963: The Year of the Revolution: How Youth Changed the World with Music, Art, and Fashionby Robin Morgan and Ariel Leve (It Books, non-fiction, on sale now)
What it’s about: Looks back 50 years ago through interviews with pop-culture figures including rockers Keith Richards and Eric Clapton and the late hair stylist Vidal Sassoon.
The buzz: “This oral history is a cavalcade of celebs marking their coming of age in (a) golden era,” says Publishers Weekly.
5. Report from the Interior by Paul Auster (Henry Holt, non-fiction, on sale now)
What it’s about: This unconventional illustrated autobiography from the novelist/memoirist examines his childhood and youth.
The buzz: Another Indie Next pick: “Auster’s newest memoir is both unusual and beautiful,” says Will Walton of the Avid Bookshop in Athens, Ga.