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Some of autumn's most eagerly awaited new books

Some of autumn’s most eagerly awaited new books — We can’t wait for new tomes by John Grisham, Steve Martin, Sue Grafton, and others

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One Drop
Bliss Broyard
Sept. 27

A memoir by the daughter of noted lit critic Anatole Broyard. Two months before his 1990 death, he revealed he was black and had ”passed” for decades.

Eric Clapton
Oct. 9

The guitar legend deals a slowhand, recounting his colorful life of sex (stealing George Harrison’s wife!), drugs (lots of them!), and rock & roll.

I Am America (And So Can You!)
Stephen Colbert
Oct. 9

Late night’s satirical pundit takes on such national scourges as terrorists, environmentalists, and Kashi breakfast cereal.

T Is for Trespass
Sue Grafton
Dec. 4

In her 20th mystery, PI Kinsey Millhone confronts a sociopath named Solana Rojas who impersonates a nurse while killing off her elderly patients.

Playing for Pizza
John Grisham
Sept. 24

Grisham, a quarterback on his high school football team, writes a non-thriller about an NFL washout hired to QB for the Panthers…in Parma, Italy.

Born Standing Up
Steve Martin
Nov. 20

A memoir by the wild- and-crazy star who got his start in showbiz at age 10, selling guidebooks to the newly opened Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.

Ann Patchett
Sept. 25

In her first novel since ’01’s book-club fave Bel Canto, Patchett follows an ex-Boston mayor’s two adopted black sons over one momentous day.

The Almost Moon
Alice Sebold
Oct. 16

Sebold’s follow-up to The Lovely Bones is similarly dark, with this provocative opening line: ”When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily.”

Adrian Tomine
Oct. 2

The first full-length graphic novel by comics darling Tomine centers on a Japanese-American guy in his late 20s and his very tortured love life.