Fall Books

If you’re looking for a good book to cozy up with, here are Salon.com book critic Laura Miller’s recommendations to get you through the short, cold days: 


Room, by Emma Donoghue

Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen

Let the Sword Encircle Me: Iran—A Journey Behind the Headlines, by Scott Peterson

Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed, by Judy Pasternak

Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian, by Avi Steinberg

At Home: A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson


The winner of this year’s Man Booker prize is The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson and here is the short list for this year’s National Book Award.  You can read Laura’s article about the Man Booker and find all of Laura’s book reviews at Salon.com