5 new books not to miss this week, including Tom Hanks’ stories – USA TODAY
When the weather turns brisk and fall is in the air, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book. We’ve picked 10 new releases that will captivate your imagination while you sip on some hot cocoa.
USA TODAYÃ¢Â€Â™s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.
1. Endurance by Scott Kelly (Knopf, non-fiction, on sale Oct. 17)
What itÃ¢Â€Â™s about: In this memoir, the astronaut tells his life story, beginning with his childhood as a Ã¢Â€Âœterrible student,Ã¢Â€Â through the year he spent aboard the International Space Station.
The buzz: Ã¢Â€ÂœFascinating stuffÃ¢Â€Â¦a worthy read for space buffs,Ã¢Â€Â says Kirkus Reviews.
2. Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks (Knopf, fiction, on sale Oct. 17)
What itÃ¢Â€Â™s about: Seventeen short stories, each featuring a typewriter in some way.
The buzz: The Academy Award-winning actor collects vintage typewriters and apparently isnÃ¢Â€Â™t afraid to use them.
3. Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster, non-fiction, on sale Oct. 17)
What itÃ¢Â€Â™s about: A biography of the great Renaissance painter (The Last Supper, Mona Lisa) who also had a passion for science.
The buzz: Continues IsaacsonÃ¢Â€Â™s series of books about creative geniuses, including Einstein and the No. 1 USA TODAY best seller, Steve Jobs.
4. The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine (Harper, fiction, on sale Oct. 17)
What itÃ¢Â€Â™s about: A scheming young woman determined to be the Ã¢Â€Âœnext Mrs. ParrishÃ¢Â€Â insinuates herself into the lives of golden Connecticut couple Jackson and Daphne Parrish; written under a pen name by sisters Lynne and Valerie Constantine.
The buzz: A Ã¢Â€Âœdevilishly ingenious debut thriller,Ã¢Â€Â says Publishers Weekly in a starred review.
5. Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, non-fiction, on sale Oct. 17)
What itÃ¢Â€Â™s about: Looks at the life of the folk singer/songwriter, now 73, who penned such classics as Both Sides Now, Woodstock and Free Man in Paris.
The buzz:Ã‚Â Yaffe isÃ‚Â the author of Bob Dylan: Like a Complete Unknown.
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