5 new books you won’t want to miss this week, including John Grisham – USA TODAY

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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.
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USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.

1. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham (Doubleday, fiction, on sale Oct. 24)

What it’s about: Three law school students, drowning in debt, decide to expose the hedge-fund operator behind a chain of shady, third-tier law schools —including their own.

The buzz: Grisham is having a busy year; he already had a No. 1 USA TODAY best seller this summer with Camino Island, the tale of crooks who steal F. Scott Fitzgerald’s manuscripts from Princeton.

2. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! by Ree Drummond (William Morrow, non-fiction, on sale Oct. 24)

What it’s about: The popular Food Network personality’s latest cookbook offers “Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives.”

The buzz: Drummond’s Dinnertime hit No. 3 on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list in 2015.

3. Sisters First: Stories From Our Wild and Wonderful Life by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush (Grand Central, non-fiction, on sale Oct. 24)

What it’s about: Joint memoir by the Bush twins, daughters of former president George W. Bush.

The buzz: Jenna and Barbara will do a #BookmarkThis Facebook Live chat with USA TODAY on Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.

 

4. Fifty Years of 60 Minutes by Jeff Fager (Simon & Schuster, non-fiction, on sale Oct. 24)

What it’s about: It’s subtitled The Inside Story of Television’s Most Influential News Broadcast.

The buzz: Fager, executive producer of 60 Minutes, looks back at the newsmagazine’s storied history on its 50th anniversary.

5. An American Family by Khizr Khan (Random House, non-fiction, on sale Oct. 24)

What it’s about: A memoir by Gold Star parent Khan, the Pakistani immigrant who spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and made headlines for criticizing Donald Trump.

The buzz: “A politically pointed immigrant success story mingled with equally pointed tragedy,” says Kirkus Reviews.

 

 

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