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As the weather gets cooler, reading just gets cozier! Here are some fantastic reads to ease you out of summer and into fall.
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Fiction and Nonfiction Books Perfect for Fall Reading
The Kelloggs: the Battling Brothers of Battle Creek by Howard Markel
The author of An Anatomy of Addiction traces the story of brothers Harvey and Will Kellogg, one of whom became a revered doctor and founder of the famous Battle Creek Sanitarium, the other of whom founded the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, which eventually became General Mills.
Look Behind You by Iris Johansen
Cooperating with the FBI when a serial killer begins leaving mysterious relics at his crime scenes, Kendra Michaels discovers that the objects are souvenirs from other unsolved murders and that the new killings have been orchestrated to taunt her personally.
Hook’s Tale: Being the Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written by Himself by John Pielmeier
A first novel by a Golden Globe-nominated screenwriter reimagines the childhood of a much-maligned Captain Hook, who recounts his quest for buried treasure, his friendship with Peter Pan and the story behind the swashbuckling world of Neverland.
The Epiphany Machine by David Burr Gerrard
Reimagines an alternative-history New York from the 1960s to the near future marked by a salon host's innovation of an "epiphany machine" that places text tattoos on its users' forearms that make revelatory statements of fortune and consequence.
Sweet Spot: an Ice Cream Binge Across America by Amy Ettinger
A journalist channels her ice-cream obsession, scouring the United States for the best artisanal brands and delving into the surprising history of ice cream and frozen treats in America.