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by Shannan Starnes Rosa, MSLS and Dana Juriew, MILS, Collection Development Librarians, Adult Materials

Our HITS (High Interest Title Selections) list for November includes some great new titles for libraries to consider.

November will be a great month for established blockbuster fiction authors. A new novel by Barbara Kingsolver is always a big event, and this time the accomplished author examines the issue of climate change.  In addition, the many fans of Janet Evanovich will be awaiting the 19th installment of the adventures of Stephanie Plum.

Thriller readers will be delighted to delve into a John Puller novel by David Baldacci, an Alex Cross Christmas thriller from James Patterson, and a Harry Bosch thriller from Michael Connelly. Readers will also be looking for the latest Dirk Pitt adventure by Clive Cussler and a top-notch spy novel by Robert Littell.  In the mystery category, Sam Levitt solves a case for Peter Mayle, Margaret Maron reprises her character Deborah Knott, and Marcia Muller presents a new mystery starring Sharon McCone. We’ll also see a new installment in the Charles Lenox series by Charles Finch, and Donna Leon offers a stand-alone mystery.

Readers who enjoy religious themes will be looking for a new novel by Wm. Paul Young, the author of The Shack. In addition, Herman Wouk presents a tale of a film based on the life of Moses, and Greg Kincaid offers a heartwarming doggy Christmas story.

Literary fiction authors have new work to share as well. Ian McEwan tries his hand at the spy novel, and readers won’t want to miss new short story collections by Alice Munro and Sherman Alexie.

In other fiction news, Nora Roberts wraps up the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy, and the numerous fans of Star Wars won’t want to miss the latest in that series.  Historical fiction readers may wish to check out new novels by Newt Gingrich and Caleb Carr.

These are the Books They Gave Me for My Ideal Bookshelf this November:

In between Mastery of one’s universe and the zen of Tony Bennett, we have Dude and the Zen Master.

Show your house some love with Young House Love and your young child some fear with Knit a Monster Nursery.

Go behind the Iron Curtain and discover Stalin’s Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt’s Government.

Newly gathered and posthumously published in book form are nonfiction essays from David Foster Wallace and John Updike.

Pippa Middleton teaches us how to celebrate with family and friends while Anne Lamott reminds us that we should be grateful for Help Thanks Wow.

Visit ipage® to see these and other notable titles on our November HITS lists, separated into Fiction and Nonfiction.