17 Books to Pick Up This Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.
Bleeding Edge

Bleeding Edge

496 pages; Penguin

Readers tend to fall into two camps: those who revere Thomas Pynchon for intricate novels like Gravity’s Rainbow, The Crying of Lot 49 and V., and those who steer clear, intimidated by the author’s rep for impenetrable prose. Both camps will have a ball with Bleeding Edge (Penguin), the ingeniously whimsical, accessible story of a New York City fraud investigator who becomes entangled with some very sketchy characters as she tries to get to the bottom of a case involving a tech billionaire. 

— Leigh Haber