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  • Cormac McCarthy publishes two books for the first time in 16 years
  • Several author events scheduled at BookPeople and Black Pearl Books
  • We have recommendations for both adult and child readers ahead of the Texas Book Festival

Autumn is the biggest season for books. Everything is bigger in Texas, isn’t it? Lone Star-themed literary previews for the next few months range from handpicked new books by Texas authors to Austin tour stops by notable national authors.

New adult books by Austin and other Texas authors

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy After a 16-year hiatus, I’m back with not one, but two new books. The linked story will be released on October 25 in “The Passenger” (Knopf, $30) set in the Gulf Coast. The action begins with a diver assigned to retrieve jet wreckage. The diver discovers that the black box, the pilot’s flight his bag, and the passenger’s body are all gone. “Stella Maris” (Knopf, $26), described as the coda of “The Passenger,” arrives on his December 6th. Constructed as a transcript of dialogue, “Stella Maris” shares the story of the genius mathematician Alicia, sister of the “Passenger” diver. Bobby—has vivid hallucinations. McCarthy, who is famous for his personal life, has lived in El Paso for nearly 20 years and has an archive of his papers in the Wittliff His Collections at Texas State University.

Ling Ma will be speaking about her new book on Sept. 15 at a virtual event involving BookPeople.

Lin Ma He won the 2018 Kirkus Award for his debut novel Severance. Her latest is Bliss Montage (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, $26), a powerful collection of short stories underpinned by a highly imaginative premise. A woman living at home with dozens of ex-boyfriends, an invisible yeti in another place. human suit. BookPeople will host Ma Virtually on September 15th At a joint event with four other independent bookstores across the country.

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