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Here are 20 books we’re excited to read this fall

Maria Grejc for The Boston Globe

Even for diehard summer fans, the season must change, and a good book is one of the best consolations of fall. Here are 20 books we’re looking forward to digging into as the lazy days draw down.



Rhoda Feng is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement, frieze, The New Republic, Vogue, and more.

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Francie Lin is the acting Books editor at the Boston Globe.