The November Notables fiction list includes an evocative and unexpected tale of cultural differences in Daniel (New Press), by Swedish master Henning Mankell; a virtuosic retelling of Henry James’ The Ambassadors in Foreign Bodies (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), by National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Cynthia Ozick; and a mammoth, singular work, The Instructions (McSweeney’s), by debut author Adam Levin that elicits comparisons to the works of both Philip Roth and David Foster Wallace.
In nonfiction, renowned author and illustrator Maira Kalman shares her meditation on democracy and humanity in And the Pursuit of Happiness (The Penguin Press); Antonia Fraser recalls the powerful and poignant story of her marriage in Must You Go?: My Life With Harold Pinter (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday); and intrepid traveler Ian Frazier explores the history, the land, and the people of Asiatic Russia in Travels in Siberia (FSG).
Mystery lovers will welcome the return of some of their favorite sleuths: Archer Mayor presents the latest murder to challenge Vermont Bureau of Investigation Detective Joe Gunther in Red Herring (Minotaur); Patrick F. McManus offers another folksy case for Blight County, Idaho, Sheriff Bo Tully in The Huckleberry Murders (Simon & Schuster); and P.L. Gaus continues his acclaimed Amish-Country mystery series featuring Professor Michael Branden in Broken English (Plume).