Below is a sampling of some of the many authors who will be at this season’s eight regionals. (To see a list of children's authors at the fall regionals, click here.)
The Shotgun Arcana (Tor, Oct.)
Belcher returns to the frontier town of Golgotha, Nev., filled with fallen angels, mad scientists, a pirate queen, and a deputy who is kin to coyotes.
Jerry Lee Lewis (Harper, Oct.)
Bragg tracks down the rock-and-roll great and tells his story, primarily in Lewis’s own words.
Painted Horses (Grove, Aug.)
PW gave this debut novel that captures the spirit of the American West a starred review.
Shotgun Lovesongs (St. Martin’s/Dunne, Mar. 2014)
Four friends, born and raised in the same Wisconsin town, are brought together for a wedding. Winner of the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for Fiction and the Great Lakes Great Reads.
W. Bruce Cameron
The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man (Forge, Oct.)
Full-time repo man and part-time bartender Ruddy McCann starts hearing a voice in his head that wants Ruddy to find his killers.
The Glass Cage: Automation and Us (Norton, Sept.)
Carr delves into the impact of technology on our lives.
The Unspeakable (FSG, Nov.)
This collection of essays explores love, death, and the hypocritical rituals of American life.
The Boston Girl (Scribner, Dec.)
85-year-old Addie tells her story, beginning in 1915, when she met the friends who would shape her life.
The High Divide (Algonquin, Sept.)
A man sets out to find himself in the badlands of Montana. An Indie Next pick for September and a Midwest Connections pick.
If Not for This (Red Hen, Aug.)
From the four-time winner of a PNBA literary award comes this love story about two river runners.
Falling from Horses (HMH, Oct.)
In 1938, a young ranch hand sets out for Hollywood to become a stunt rider.
The Art of War Visualized (Workman, Mar. 2015)
The Webby Award–winning blogger behind Indexed charts
Sun Tzu’s military treatise.
T. Geronimo Johnson
Welcome to Braggsville (Morrow, Feb. 2015)
Four UC Berkeley students stage a dramatic protest during a Civil War reenactment.
Season of Storms (Sourcebooks Landmark, Sept.)
Struggling actress Celia Sands travels to Italy, where she is drawn into a web of passion and mystery.
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Braiding Sweetgrass (Milkweed, 2013)
A botanist looks at the ways our lives and language are interwoven with the natural world. Winner of the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for Nonfiction.
The Drop (Morrow, Sept.)
This novel is based on the screenplay for his forthcoming film of the same name, which features James Gandolfini’s final performance.
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Lepore describes the intellectual and cultural history behind the most famous female superhero.
The Republic of Imagination (Random House, Oct.)
The author of Reading Lolita in Tehran pays tribute to the importance of fiction in a democracy.
NEIBA, PNBA, SIBA
West of Sunset (Viking, Jan. 2015)
The author takes a fictional look at F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last years, which he spent in Hollywood.
T. Jefferson Parker
Full Measure (St. Martin’s, Oct.)
This novel, about a man who comes back from Afghanistan only to find his family facing ruin, marks a departure for the three-time Edgar-winner.
Unbecoming (Viking, Jan. 2015)
This debut thriller concerns a smalltown woman and the world of international art fraud.
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth (Grand Central, Jan. 2015)
As an adult, Kevin looks back at the summer he and his mother spent with his grandfather in a coal town in Appalachia.
MPIBA, NAIBA, SIBA
Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness (Trinity, Nov.)
A collection of essays that combine commentary on history, justice, war, and peace with explorations of place, art, and community.
A Sudden Light (S&S, Sept.)
When a boy tries to save his parents’ marriage, he discovers a legacy of family secrets.
Heartland, MPIBA, NCIBA, PNBA, SCIBA