16 Books to Curl Up With This Fall
With the switch of summer to fall comes an exciting and varied new book list—Ring in the new season with these twisted fantasies, profound autobiographies and vivid collections of short stories.
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Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
Salman Rushdie's exuberant new work, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, a retelling of what we know as The Arabian Nights, opens with a romance between a 12th-century Spanish doctor and Dunia, a female jinn (a.k.a. genie)—a union that spawns hordes of children who scatter across continents and into the future. Rushdie's reach is vast: He satirizes the promise and peril of globalism even as he taps a spectrum of literary genres in a tender ode to the wondrous art of spinning tales.
— Hamilton Cain