If you're one of the lucky people with a three-day weekend, why not spend that extra time picking up a new book?
The Isle of Youth: Stories by Laura van den Berg
Laura van den Berg's book of short stories centers around women and deception. Each story is as engaging as the one before, detailing the lives of everyone from a pair of sisters who start an ill-fated private investigation company to teenagers who help their star mother steal from her own audience. The women in van den Berg's stories are marginalized, forgotten women, and as a reader, it's impossible not to sympathize, even if that sympathy is for a 20something kleptomaniac. Released Nov. 5, 2013.
Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years by Mark Lewisohn
Mark Lewisohn's expansive book is by far not the first biography about the Beatles, but critics are hailing it as one of the most impressive ones. In what will eventually become a 3,000-page trilogy, "Tune In" follows the lives of the legendary band members from their childhoods until 1962 when they stood on the cusp of celebrity. Lewisohn details the lesser-known stories about the band, with true accounts from family members and friends. Released Oct. 29, 2013.
Simon & Schuster
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Don Tillman is a brilliant professor of genetics and is completely and utterly socially awkward. When Tillman decides it's time to find a wife, he designs the "Wife Project," a 16-page survey to filter out any woman who wouldn't be a fitting partner (including smokers, drinks and the chronically late). But soon, Tillman meets Rosie Jarman, a woman who would totally fail his scientifically-proven test. He decides to help her on her own quest to find her father and finds that sometimes love simply can't be predicted. Released Oct. 1, 2013.
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