18 Riveting Reads to Pick Up This November

Bond, James Bond, is back, in a novel by William Boyd; Erica Jong's revolutionary Fear of Flying turns 40; Dave Eggers imagines a scary feature that feels all too real; and more riveting literature to read this month.

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

464 pages; Knopf
Harvard professor Lepore's quest to uncover all she can about the life of the quiet, lesser known Franklin–Benjamin's sister–makes for a thoughtful and illuminating biography.