New Titles For Fall 2007

David Halberstam, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who chronicled the Washington press corps, the Vietnam War generation and baseball, was killed in a car crash early Monday, April 23, 2007, in Menlo Park, south of San Francisco a coroner said. He was 73. (Photo: AP)
Mystery lovers can look forward to another of Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta adventures in "Book of the Dead," and detective Kinsey Milhone will get to "T" ("T is For Treasure") in author Sue Grafton's relentless rundown of the alphabet.

Here are some other notable books out this fall:


  • "The Air We Breathe," Andrea Barrett (W.W. Norton); a novel set in a sanitarium during World War I.

  • "Book of the Dead," Patricia Cornwell (Putnam); a new Kay Scarpetta mystery.
  • "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," Junot Diaz (Riverhead); a novel about a Dominican-American family.
  • "T Is for Trespass," Sue Grafton (Putnam); Grafton's latest lettered mystery.
  • "Playing for Pizza," John Grisham (Doubleday); football and food in Parma, Italy.
  • "Loving Frank," Nancy Horan (Ballantine); a fictional tale of one of Frank Lloyd Wright's lovers.
  • "Tree of Smoke," Denis Johnson (Farrar, Straus & Giroux); a novel about a Vietnam War veteran and his nephew, by the author of "Jesus' Son."
  • "A Free Life," Ha Jin (Pantheon); the author of "Waiting" returns with a story of Chinese immigrants in the United States.
  • "Pontoon," Garrison Keillor (Viking); more adventures from Lake Wobegon.
  • "Fire in the Blood," Irene Nemirovsky (Alfred A. Knopf); a newly translated work from the late author of "Suite Francaise."
  • "Songs Without Words," Ann Packer (Alfred A. Knopf); a story of two women who have been friends since childhood.
  • "Run," Ann Patchett (HarperCollins); a Boston family and the one night that changes everything.
  • "Exit Ghost," Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin); a somber farewell to fictional novelist Nathan Zuckerman.
  • "Bridge of Sighs," Richard Russo (Alfred A. Knopf); a tale set in New York and Italy by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Empire Falls."
  • "Cheating at Canasta," William Trevor (Viking); a new collection from the short story master.

    • "The Zookeeper's Wife," Diane Ackerman (W.W. Norton); the story of a Warsaw zoo under Nazi rule.
    • "The Day of Battle," Rick Atkinson (Henry Holt); the second of a planned trilogy about key World War II battles.
    • "Boom!" Tom Brokaw (Random House); the former NBC anchor reflects on the 1960s.
    • "The War," Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward (Alfred A. Knopf); the companion to Burns' PBS documentary about World War II.
    • "Eric Clapton" (Doubleday); memoirs of the famous guitarist.
    • "Giving," Bill Clinton (Alfred A. Knopf); stories of world and community service as related by the former president.
    • "I Am America (And So Can You!);" Stephen Colbert (Grand Central Publishing); the state of our union, from the host of "The Colbert Report."
    • "American Creation," Joseph J. Ellis (Alfred A. Knopf); essays on the founding fathers by the author of "Founding Brothers" and "His Excellency."
    • "The Terror Dream," Susan Faludi (Henry Holt); thoughts on the post-9/11 culture by the author of "Backlash."
    • "The Age of Turbulence," Alan Greenspan (Penguin); memoirs by the former chair of the Federal Reserve.
    • "The Coldest Winter," David Halberstam (Hyperion); a Korean War history from the author of "The Best and the Brightest."
    • "The Tenth Muse," Judith Jones (Alfred A. Knopf); a memoir by the editor of John Updike, Julia Child and many others.
    • "Born Standing Up," Steve Martin (Simon & Schuster); the actor-comedian remembers his stand-up days.
    • "Touch and Go," Studs Terkel (New Press); a memoir by the activist, oral historian and radio host.
    • "The Nine," Jeffrey Toobin (Doubleday); an inside look at the current Supreme Court.
    • "Ron Wood," by Ron Wood (St. Martin's); memories of a Rolling Stone.