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Oh, those lovely fall books!

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We've only just gotten through Memorial Day weekend. But if you're a fashionista, you're already thinking about the fall fashions. And if you're a book editor, like me, you're already excited about your fall reading list.

I spent a lot of today browsing through book catalogs and I feel like a kid in a candy shop. There's plenty of great stuff coming down the line this year and of course no one else's list would look exactly like mine but here are some of the books with which I'm already planning to enjoy on the cooler, shorter days:

September: Stalin's Children by Own Matthews is the true story, by Newsweek's Moscow bureau chief, of his family's entanglement with Stalin, the Soviet Union, and now Russia, throughout the course of three generations. Mrs. Woolf and the Servants by Alison Light tells of life behind the scenes in the most famous of the Bloomsbury homes. Home by Marilynne Robinson is a sequel to her earlier novel "Gilead." (And if you've read the marvelous "Gilead" you don't have to ask why I'm looking forward to "Home.") Dewey by Vicki Myron. (And yes, I know a lot of you will groan at the thought of a feline version of "Marley & Me" but I don't care. The true story of a rescued cat who lived in a small-town Iowa library and went on to become an international celebrity – there's no way I'm going to pass that up. Also, there must be some reason that this one became a seven-figure book deal.)


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