15 Must-Read Books for September 2012

Dig in to new novels from Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon, plus a short story collection by Junot Díaz.

On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson

512 pages; Crown
A biography of the activist whose 1962 exposé of DDT and other pesticides, Silent Spring, changed the course of environmental history.
— Abbe Wright