culture club fall preview
six books to watch for this fall
The Marriage Plot: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; October 11th)
Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life by Lisa Chaney (Viking; November 10th)
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (Knopf; October 25th)
Coming out with his first work in nearly a decade, Eugenides is hoping to reinvent the romantic novel à la Austen for today. If it’s half as good as his last, Middlesex, he might just pull it off.
While there is a rash of books coming out about the icon in the next few months, Chaney’s work aims to be the designer’s definitive biography and is sure to be controversial.
The world-renowned Japanese writer Haruki Murakami tries his hand at the dystopian novel. Murakami’s ode to Orwell has been heralded in Japan as his masterpiece.
Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt (New Directions; October 5th)
The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Vol. One, 1907-1922 (Cambridge University Press; September 20th)
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel by Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Abrams; October 1st)
DeWitt’s debut novel, The Last Samurai, won international acclaim, and her second novel has been a long eleven-year wait. This satire aimed at corporate America promises to be a hit.
This is the first full collection of surviving letters from the American icon. They cover the period of Papa Hemingway’s World War I involvement through the early Parisian years.
This work about the original American trendsetter is packed with over 350 illustrations, original photography, and spreads of Vreeland's best work from her time as fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar. matchbook
Matchbook Magazine, September Issue