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Season’s readings: 12 books for your fall list
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Season’s readings: 12 books for your fall list

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Readers rejoice: It’s the most wonderful time of the year for book lovers — pandemic notwithstanding.

In fact, this year promises an even deeper bounty than usual, given publishers’ shuffling of release dates due to the novel coronavirus.

“Beautiful Ruins” author Jess Walter will release what appears to be another page-turner with “The Cold Millions.” Marilynne Robinson is back with “Jack,” a new installment in her “Gilead” novels. And Phil Klay, who won the 2014 National Book Award for his story collection “Redeployment,” is publishing his debut novel, “Missionaries.”

Read on for more best bets, presented in order of publication date. We can’t possibly get to them all, but given the strange way time bends these days, we hope you will.



And here are six more paperbacks worth checking out.



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