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Best Fiction Fall 2012 Sampler by Random House download in pdf, ePub, iPad

This year's fallThe innovative setting

This year's fall roster is the perfect mix of reader favorites like Dennis Lehane and Richard Russo, and some notable debuts from authors you'll be hearing a lot more about. The innovative setting, fast-moving plot, vivid descriptions, and thrilling action scenes make this a refreshing addition to the steampunk canon.

Hip and quirky, this is a great book for the home chef who insists on doing everything from scratch. After his father dies, a guileless year-old recluse named Oppen moves in with his aunt in the city. Full of Snicket's trademark droll humor and maddeningly open-ended, this will have readers clamoring for volume two. Devouring these pieces back to back feels like having a long conversation about books with your most erudite, articulate, and excitable friend. Kingsolver The Lacuna delivers literary fiction that conveys an urgent social message.

Mao, the Real Story by Alexander V. Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks Knopf.

The book also contains a number of interesting revelations about Mao's relationship with Stalin. We'll be adding more books soon, so be sure to check back.

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff St. The Bernamoffs have you covered. Think of it as the definitive resource for the grillmaster in your home. Live by Night by Dennis Lehane Morrow. The Fobbits of the title are U.

Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin Touchstone. Rich in historical detail, this suspenseful coming-of-age fantasy grabs the reader with the facts of life in medieval England and the magic spells woven into its landscape. We've combed through hundreds of books to find our favorites of what's on tap for the season.