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Fall reading list will feature lofty releases for all genres

The time has come for bookworms to complete their summer reading, put away the sunscreen and prepare themselves for this fall’s killer literary lineup.

All of your favorite authors are back with exciting characters and fresh, catchy storylines. Fans of every genre will be delighted to fall into this autumn’s releases.

On Sept. 8, Anita Diamant, author of the bestseller The Red Tent, is releasing her latest fiction, Day After Night. Diamant is known for her ability to capture historical accuracy and meld it into a fictional story, so Day After Night should not disappoint.

The story follows four female victims of Nazi Europe who discover spiritual and physical recovery in a post-war British camp in Palestine. Diamant stays true to her style, exploring the female soul in the midst of terror and tragedy.

Those who are still suffering withdrawals from Harry Potter’s final adventure may find Kate DiCamillo’s The Magician’s Elephant to be the perfect antidote for those Hogwarts blues.

DiCamillo takes readers on a journey to the town of Baltese, where she introduces a young orphan named Peter Augustus Duchene. Left in the care of a retired soldier, Peter searches for life’s answers through a local fortuneteller. Soon after, Peter begins a quest and discovers a world filled with adult problems, in the midst of childlike whimsy.

The Magician’s Elephant is scheduled to hit stories Sept. 8.

This fall, Dan Brown thrills fans again with The Lost Symbol.

Robert Langdon, star of The Da Vinci Code, returns with this page-turner, which picks up where The Da Vinci Code left off.

The Lost Symbol should sell fast, so readers should reserve a copy before its Sept. 15 release.

On Sept. 22, science fiction extraordinaire Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood will be available. Atwood’s novel depicts the lives of God’s Gardeners, a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion.

Atwood entertains readers with an alternate universe, complete with gene-splicing, corrupt policing forces and sexual phenomena.

If this is the semester to make a fresh start toward self-improvement, gobble up Three Feet from Gold: Turn Your Obstacles Into Opportunities! on Oct. 6.

Sharon Lechter, Greg Reid and Mark Hansen (foreword) team to deliver an electric collection of interviews that demonstrate the power of perseverance.

Closely linked to bestseller Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Three Feet from Gold tells inspirational stories from great successes such as the Nobel-nominated founders of, Yvonne Fedderson and Sarah O’Meara.

On Nov. 10, the king of horror delivers again with his latest release, Under the Dome. Stephen King introduces readers to Chester’s Mill, Maine, a rural town knocked into frenzy when a large indestructible dome surrounds the area.

Families visiting in nearby towns are removed from their loved ones, a gardener’s hand is cut off when the dome slices through the town and angry villagers become restless for power. Only a few can stand up to the madness that ensues, but readers must crack open the book to see if they prevail.

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