"The Given Day," Dennis Lehane (William Morrow), a Boston-based epic from the author of "Mystic River." "A Lion Among Men," Gregory Maguire (HarperCollins), more "Wicked"-ness from the author of "Wicked." "A Mercy," Toni Morrison (Alfred A. Knopf), a short novel by the Nobel laureate about a 17th-century plantation. "Brisingr," Christopher Paolini (Alfred A. Knopf), more from the million-selling "Inheritance" fantasy series. "The Hour I First Believed," E. Annie Proulx (Scribner), stories from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Shipping News."
"39 Clues: Maze of Bones," Rick Riordan (Scholastic), the first of a multi-volume, multimedia fantasy series. "Home," Marilynne Robinson (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), a companion to Robinson's Pulitzer Prize winning "Gilead." "Indignation," Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), life lessons on a Midwestern campus in the 1950s. "American Wife," Curtis Sittenfeld (Random House), the author of "Prep" fictionalizes the life of Laura Bush. "The Widows of Eastwick," John Updike (Alfred A. Knopf), a sequel to Updike's "The Witches of Eastwick." Nonfiction "A Promise to Ourselves," Alec Baldwin (St. Martin's Press), the actor's thoughts on parenting and divorce. "The World Is What It Is," Patrick French (Alfred A. Knopf), the authorized biography of Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul. "Hot, Flat and Crowded," Thomas Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), a call for environmental action from the million-selling author of "The World Is Flat." "The Outliers," Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown), the author of "Blink" ponders the meaning of success. "The Longest Trip Home," John Grogan (William Morrow), a memoir by the author of "Marley & Me."
"Here's the Story," Maureen McCormick (HarperEntertainment), all the news from the "Brady Bunch" actress. "Tried by War," James M. McPherson (Penguin Press), the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian reviews the military leadership of Abraham Lincoln. "Mike's Election Guide 2008," Michael Moore (Grand Central Publishing), an election handbook, with jokes, from the Academy Award-winning filmmaker.
"John Lennon: The Life," Philip Norman (Ecco), an 800-page biography by the author of "Shout! The Beatles in Their Generation." "Change We Can Believe In," Obama for America (Three Rivers Press), policy statements and speeches from Sen. Barack Obama and his campaign staff.
"Called Out of Darkness," Anne Rice (Alfred A. Knopf), a memoir about faith by the author of "Interview With a Vampire." "The Snowball," Alice Schroeder (Bantam), an authorized biography of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. "Call Me Ted," Ted Turner (Grand Central Publishing), the famed media mogul tell his story.