Fall is the busiest time of year for new book releases. It can be overwhelming, even for those of us who follow these sorts of things. Here is a list of what is new and coming soon.
As scientific thinking and exploration took hold of the Victorian imagination, and the public sphere, there was a genuine sense of wonder around those who defied understanding.
An unconventional biography of an unconventional character. Rather than focus on timelines or family trees, Posnanski tries to get at Houdini as a legend, as an historical figure.
So many anticipated titles are released in the fall, which means lots of reading to catch up on for the next few months. Here is what I am working on this week.
One frigid Philadelphia morning, Mr. Poe receives an odd parcel. It’s the third such strange box from an unknown sender. Poe calls upon his friend, and ornithologist Father Keane to help him decipher the meaning of the taxidermied birds, feathers, moss and plants. The clues seem to suggest a sort of warning and very quickly their sender is revealed.