Valdosta Daily Times


August 26, 2013

Leafing through Fall Books


VALDOSTA — THE HOUSE OF HADES: HEROES OF OLYMPUS, BOOK 4, Rick Riordan. Oct. 8. A new book about Percy Jackson, the young man who is the son of Greek god Poseidon and a human mother. Here, Percy has fallen into the underworld realm of Hades. Can he escape? Can the other demi-gods save him? A young readers series that adults will find enjoyable, too.

IDENTICAL, Scott Turow. Oct. 15. The best-selling suspense author attempts an interesting trick. He centers a modern crime drama loosely on the Roman myth of Castor and Pollux. Twins Paul and Cass deal with family issues, a feud with another family, intrigue, murder and revenge. Could be intriguing for history buffs looking for connections and regular Turow fans.

SYCAMORE ROW, John Grisham. Oct. 22. John Grisham returns to the setting and characters that brought him fame more than 20 years ago. This new novel features character Jake Brigance returning to the Ford County Courthouse featured in Grisham’s novel, “A Time to Kill.” Here, the drama revolves around a wealthy man found hanging from a sycamore tree and his will. While it’s been a couple of decades since “A Time to Kill’s” publication, only three years have passed between the setting of this new story and the last one.  

THE BULLY PULPIT, Doris Kearns Goodwin. Nov. 5. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed Lincoln biography “Team of Rivals,” returns this fall with this volume subtitled, “Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism.” At the end of his presidency, Roosevelt tapped his friend and ally, Taft, as his successor: the American public agreed and elected Taft president. But Roosevelt soon regretted his decision to not seek reelection, and as Taft’s policies disagreed with his, Roosevelt rued his choice of heirs. Goodwin’s book looks at the Progressive era, the larger-than-life Roosevelt, the physically largest president Taft and the muckraking journalists who defined the early years of the 20th century.

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