These Are the Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down in November
The Feral Detective (Nov. 6)
Award-winning novelist Jonathan Lethem tackles detective fiction for the first time since the release of 2000 best-seller Motherless Brooklyn. Lethem's latest follows the ultimate odd couple: an outgoing woman looking for her friend's missing daughter, and the quirky and reserved detective who might just be able to find her.
My Sister, The Serial Killer (Nov. 20)
A biting mix of wickedness and wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite weaves her narrative with a confidence that you've never read anything quite like it.
Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood (Nov. 13)
Karina Longworth presents a frighteningly relevant history of Hollywood through the lens of one of its early chief abusers: Howard Hughes. Long before Harvey Weinstein, Hughes maintained infamy for his seedy dealings with women in the industry, including actresses Katharine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and Lana Turner. Times have changed, but a lot hasn't.
Little Dancer Aged Fourteen: The True Story Behind Degas's Masterpiece (Nov. 20)
Familiar to millions but understood by few, Camille Laurens takes readers behind the curtain, sharing the story of the dancer who inspired Edgar Degas's famous sculpture.
Nine Perfect Strangers (Nov. 6)
Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty is back with another riveting and intricately wound tale. The eighth installment in the Aussie's remarkable oeuvre follows nine "perfect strangers" gathered at a health retreat — and, as all Moriarty fans will come to expect, the cast of characters and their particular circumstances is much more than meets the eye.
Becoming (Nov. 13)
Michelle Obama's highly anticipated memoir looks beyond the beloved First Lady's years in office, chronicling her childhood and years of early working motherhood.
Come with Me (Nov. 27)
Helen Schulman presents an intriguing look at the roads not taken as seen through the eyes of a middle-aged married couple whose paths have diverged.
Those Who Knew (Nov. 6)
A timely meditation on the power (and price) of speaking up, Idra Novey's latest follows Lena, whose previous dealings with a politician lead her to believe he may have something to do with a young woman's sudden death.
River Bodies (Nov. 1)
The first in the Northampton County series, River Bodies follows Becca, a woman whose return to her hometown ensnares her in a murder case, and forces her to take a second look at the relationships she's formed. Deep, dark, and affecting — Karen Katchur's latest will keep you glued to the page.