This month's editors' picks include richly imagined debut novels, riveting investigative journalism, and spine-tingling thrillers, as well as more new fiction and nonfiction for every kind of reader:
The Age of Miracles: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker
With its distinctive, original voice, this luminous debut novel about coming of age is set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world.
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
A veteran journalist and an award-winning illustrator traveled to the most depressed pockets of our country to report America's Great Recession. This is the harrowing, deeply moving chronicle of what they found.
Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and... by Alex Stone
In his quest to understand how magicians manipulate our minds, journalist Alex Stone taps into New York's vibrant underground magic scene and uncovers a wealth of insight into human perception.
Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo
This lush, dark adventure introduces an unforgettable young woman with the power to save her ravaged nation, if only she can find the strength to face an army of monsters.
The Lost Bank by Kirsten Grind
This compelling work of investigative reporting takes us into suburban homes and Seattle office buildings to decipher the largest bank failure in American history.
Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
From best-selling suspense writer Gillian Flynn comes a brilliantly plotted, nerve-racking portrait of a marriage gone horribly wrong.
The Watch: A Novel by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
Based on the myth of Antigone, this haunting novel takes a timeless tragedy and hurls it into present-day Afghanistan, as the chaos of battle intertwines with one woman's mission to find her brother's body.
Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt
In debut novelist Carol Rifka Brunt's eloquent story of love, grief, and renewal, two lonely people--a teenage girl and a friend of her beloved uncle's--build an unexpected friendship that heals them both.
Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek and Steve Friedman
Scott Jurek has won ultramarathons worldwide, an extraordinary achievement. This book tells his story and challenges stereotypes about what it takes to succeed as an athlete.
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
Catherine Bailey barely survived her last relationship, and now her dangerous ex may be on her trail again. Lock the doors and dive into this terrifying debut thriller.