Books USA TODAY Editors Are Looking Forward to Reading: The Short List

(No small press, boo. No even Farrar, Straus & Giroux!)

NOTE: This is not the complete list; just the ones self thinks are the most interesting. For the complete list, go to the full article, here.

  • Rawi Hage’s Cockroach (picked by Book Editor Deirdre Donahue): An Arab immigrant is forced to see a therapist after a failed suicide attempt.
  • Amy Sohn’s Prospect Park West (picked by Book Editor Jocelyn McClurg):  A chick-lit novel about four urban mommies in a Brooklyn neighborhood; Sarah Jessica Parker is already eyeing this for an HBO series.
  • Barbara Kingsolver’s Lacuna (also picked by McClurg): Her first novel in nine years
  • Mary Karr’s third memoir, Lit (picked by Book Editor Bob Minzesheimer)

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

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