This Tender Land

New fiction for September

Vendetta in death – J. D. Robb – Homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates the sordid past of a wealthy businessman for clues to track down a vigilante killer who disguises herself to seduce her targets.

Nothing ventured – Jeffrey Archer – A series debut introduces London Metropolitan Police Force detective William Warwick, who on his first investigation reflects on his complicated childhood while uncovering the schemes of a ruthless art collector.

This tender land – William Kent Krueger – Fleeing the Depression-era school for Native American children who have been taken from their parents, four orphans share a summer marked by struggling farmers, faith healers and lost souls.

Quichotte – Salman Rushdie – The award-winning author of Midnight’s Children presents a modern adaptation of Don Quixote that finds a courtly, addled salesman embarking on a cross-country journey with his imaginary son after falling impossibly in love with a television star.

The secrets we kept – Lara Prescott – A tale of spycraft, love and sacrifice inspired by the true story of Doctor Zhivago follows the efforts of two CIA agents to help publish Boris Pasternak’s censored masterpiece against a backdrop of Cold War politics in Moscow.

The institute – Stephen King – Published to coincide with the release of It: Chapter Two, a supernatural thriller finds an abducted youth imprisoned in an inescapable institute, where teens with psychic abilities are subjected to torturous manipulation.

The testaments – Margaret Atwood – A long-anticipated sequel to the best-selling The Handmaid’s Tale is set 15 years after Offred stepped into an unknown fate and interweaves the experiences of three female narrators from Gilead.

The Titanic secret – Clive Cussler – Investigating a mine tragedy in 1911 Colorado that killed nine people, Isaac Bell discovers a larger puzzle involving an international power scheme aimed at seizing control of a rare element.

Akin – Emma Donoghue – A retired New York professor’s life is thrown into chaos when he takes a young great-nephew to the French Riviera in hopes of uncovering his own mother’s wartime secrets.

The fifth column – Andrew Gross – Losing everything after a catastrophic bar fight, a man in 1941 New York uncovers a secret Nazi spy ring planning an attack on the city, in a work of suspense inspired by the true story of the Duquense Spy Ring.

What Rose forgot – Nevada Barr – Waking up in a nursing-home Alzheimer’s Unit with no memory of how she got there, Rose Dennis orchestrates an escape but does not know who to trust.

A single thread – Tracy Chevalier – Facing limited prospects after the loss of her loved ones, a woman joins a circle of embroiderers continuing a centuries-long tradition at the Winchester Cathedral.

Land of the wolves – Craig Johnson – Investigating the suspicious suicide of a Wyoming shepherd, sheriff Walt Longmire uncovers disturbing connections to a violent family before the case is further complicated by the appearance of a giant wolf.

Red at the bone – Jacqueline Woodson – As Melody celebrates a coming of age ceremony at her grandparents’ house in 2001 Brooklyn, her family remembers 1985, when Melody’s own mother prepared for a similar party that never took place in this novel about different social classes.

We are the weather – Jonathan Safran Foer – An urgent call to action on climate change by the author of Eating Animals shares insight into the climate denial mindset while identifying meat farms as a primary source of environmental pollutants.

Lethal agent – Vince Flynn – A divisive presidential election is complicated by terrorist videos of a kidnapped scientist who is being forced to produce anthrax, catapulting Mitch Rapp into an undercover mission to prevent the weapon from being smuggled into America.

The Dutch house – Ann Patchett – A tale set over the course of five decades traces a young man’s rise from poverty to wealth and back again as his prospects center around his family’s lavish Philadelphia estate. By the award-winning author of Commonwealth.

Water dancer – Ta-Nehisi Coates – A Virginia slave narrowly escapes a drowning death through the intervention of a mysterious force that compels his escape and personal underground war against slavery. By the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me.

The world that we knew – Alice Hoffman – Sent away to 1941 Paris when Berlin becomes too dangerous for Jewish families, a young girl bonds with her protective mystical golem; while her friend, a rabbi’s daughter, rises to become a defender of their people.

The bomber’s moon – Archer Mayor – An investigative reporter and a private investigator reluctantly team up to connect a double homicide under investigation by Joe Gunther to the crimes of a small-town drug dealer.