on the road in her early years, during
which she met and listened to famous and
not-so-famous people who influenced her
life and work as an activist, writer, and
Reckless by Chrissie Hynde, read by
Rosanna Arquette (Sept., CD, $40, ISBN
978-0-14-752166-8). The no-holds-barred memoir from the front woman of
rock band the Pretenders.
Slade House by David Mitchell (Oct.,
CD, $32, ISBN 978-1-101-92367-2).
Five different people—each separated by
nine years—walk down Slade Alley, and
pass through a strange black metal door,
never to return.
Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum
McCann, read by the author (Oct., CD,
$35, ISBN 978-0-14-752158-3), is a
collection of short fiction from National
Book Award winner McCann.
Two Years Eight Months and
Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman
Rushdie (Sept., CD, $40, ISBN 978-1-
101-92668-0). This tale, inspired by
“wonder tales” of the East, blends history,
mythology, and a love story and unfolds
in a near-future New York City.
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing
Ink by Elvis Costello (Oct., CD, $45,
ISBN 978-1-61176-470-3). The
Grammy winner chronicles his life and
career, from early years playing a cardboard guitar in his family’s front room to
becoming a famous musician.
The Wind in the Reeds by Wendell
Pierce and Rod Dreher, read by Pierce
(Sept., CD, $40, ISBN 978-1-61176-
454-3). Actor and producer Pierce shares
stories of his family and his city—New
Orleans—and the transformative power
of art in the revitalization after Hurricane
The Blue Guitar by John Banville
(Sept., download, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-
4906-9923-3). Ollie, an artist and also a
petty thief, narrates this tale about his
retreat to his childhood home on a quest
to understand how his life has turned into
such a tangled drama.
The Conquering Tide by Ian W. Toll
(Sept., download, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-
4906-9920-2) offers a look at the Allied
forces efforts’ in the bloodiest, most complicated, and most technically innovative
amphibious war in history.
Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
(Sept., download, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-
4906-7390-5). Inspired by a true story,
Stewart crafts an adventure starring one
of the country’s first female deputy
If You Only Knew by Kristan
Higgins, read by Xe Sands and Amy
Rubinate (Aug., download, $29.99,
ISBN 978-1-4906-8106-1). The close
relationship between sisters Jenny and
Rachel sustains them through crumbling
marriages, good and bad times, and a
family secret from the past.
Kissinger’s Shadow by Greg Grandin
(Aug., download, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-
4906-9183-1) provides a new interpretation of the controversial diplomat and his
influence on how the U.S. sees its role in
Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig
(Aug., download, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-
4906-7383-7). The late Doig’s final
novel introduces 11-year-old Charlie,
who is sent to live with his bossy, tyrannical aunt and finds an ally in her henpecked husband.
A Natural History of Wine by Ian
Tattersall and Rob DeSalle (Nov., download, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4906-9372-9)
explores the many intersections between
science and wine.
The Race for Paris by Meg Waite
Clayton (Aug., download, $29.99, ISBN
978-1-4906-9270-8). Two female
American journalists and an Englishman
race to be the first correspondents to
reach Paris with the Allies in 1944.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving
(Nov., CD, $49.99, ISBN 978-1-4423-
8449-1). When Juan Diego travels to the
Philippines as an older man, the experiences he had in his childhood in Mexico
color his trip.
Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker,
read by the author (Nov., CD, $29.99,
Each of the five supernaturally flavored
stories in the collection has its own
The Shadow over Innsmouth and
the Whisperer in Darkness by H.P.
Lovecraft, read by William Roberts
(Sept., CD, $34.98, ISBN 978-1-84379-
877-4), collects the horror writer’s most
RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, read
by the author (Sept., CD, $32, ISBN
978-1-61176-468-0), offers a road map
for living as boldly and creatively as
Find a Way by Diana Nyad, read by
the author (Oct., CD, $40, ISBN 978-1-
101-88901-5), is an inspirational first-hand account of Nyad’s record-breaking
swim from Cuba to Florida at the age of
The Girl in the Spider’s Web by
David Lagercrantz (Sept., CD, $50, ISBN
978-0-553-55069-6) continues the late
author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series
starring journalist Mikael Blomkvist and
hacker Lisbeth Salander.
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret
Atwood (Sept., CD, $40, ISBN 978-1-
101-92476-1) imagines an America
where citizens take turns as inmates and
M Train by Patti Smith, read by the
author (Oct., CD, $35, ISBN 978-1-101-
92300-9). This memoir reflects on 18
places that have affected the life and work
of this writer, artist, and performer.
My Life on the Road by Gloria
Steinem, read by Debra Winger, with an
introduction read by the author (Oct.,
CD, $40, ISBN 978-0-14-752240-5).
Steinem shares her experiences of living