FIVE WRITERS WHO MAKE A READER STOP AND THINK: WHAT’S NEW OR UPCOMING?

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Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird is an unforgettable classic, awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1960. For many years readers have waited for another book from Harper Lee. Publisher Harper Collins is planning release of a new book by Harper Lee titled Go Set A Watchman. The cover has recently been revealed. Controversy swirls around the publication of this book, mostly concerning whether or not the author wanted it published. The book was originally written in the mid 1950’s and is set for July release. It is available on pre-order from Amazon.

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Hilary Mantel

Wolf Hall (2009) stormed into the reading world and was soon followed by a sequel Bring Up The Bodies. More than any other book of the past five years, Wolf Hall stunned this reader with its tale of Thomas Cromwell. A BBC mini-series has been filmed to tell the story and will air on PBS beginning the first week in April. Ms. Mantel is readying a third book titled The Mirror and the Light. It is expected to be available this year and will complete Cromwell’s story.

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Markus Zusak

With the publication in 2007 of The Book Thief, readers have a new classic. Readers of all ages read and love this book. What is he writing now is a question I hear frequently. My internet searches provided no clues. At this point his next book is a mystery, at least to me. You can follow him on Facebook and at zusakbooks.tumbir.com

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Dennis Lehane

The publication of Gone Baby Gone (2010) and Mystic River (2011), both of which became movies, propelled Dennis Lehane to the forefront of mystery writers whose next book readers did not want to miss. He is a prolific writer and has since published two mysteries in his Joe Coughlin Series: World Gone By (2015) and Light By Night (2013), The Drop (2014), a story that returns the reader to the streets of Mystic River, and The Given Day (2012), a family saga. Take your pick.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Infidel made Ali an admired and controversial woman. In the book she described what she had endured and how she moved forward. She is outspoken for freedom and not afraid to say what she thinks. Her new book is Heretic: Why Islam Needs Reformation Now (March 24, 2015). I expect the continued telling of her life’s journey to be spellbinding and thought provoking.

Do share a book that has stopped you in your tracks and what you expect next from that author. Thanks for joining the conversation.

3 thoughts on “FIVE WRITERS WHO MAKE A READER STOP AND THINK: WHAT’S NEW OR UPCOMING?

  1. Reta Dahlen

    I just finished reading The Book Thief, what a gem. The characters were unforgettable. I also appreciated the perspective: finding out how the suffering of WWII may have affected not just the Jews, but ordinary people in a small town in Germany.

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  2. Judith Vitali

    Bridge of Clay originally was scheduled for release in 2011 … alas, we still are waiting!

    ll I know so far …

    Bridge of Clay
    by Markus Zusak

    It’s about a boy.
    His name is Clay.
    He’s building a bridge.
    And he wants that bridge to be something truly great and miraculous.

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