5 Must-Read Books for Fall

Looking for a new book? Explore new worlds this fall with any of these five page-turners, from historical fiction to family sagas.

1. We Are Not Ourselves - Matthew Thomas 

This sprawling multi-generational saga of an Irish-American family is a moving portrait of life and death, love and marriage, secret longings and lots of whiskey. 

2. The Emperor's Children - Claire Messud

This complex social drama captures the mood of a generation, centering around a group of thirty-somethings living in New York City during the years leading up to 9/11.

3. Lives Like Loaded Guns - Lyndall Gordon 

Fans of Emily Dickinson (or juicy family gossip) will love this scandalous historical account of some of the Dickinson family's secrets. It will leave you looking at Ms. Emily, the poet, with totally new eyes.

4. Dreaming For Freud - Sheila Kohler 

One of Freud's most well-known cases is revisited through this fictional account that turns the psychoanalyst's theories on its head.

5. The Paris Wife - Paula McClain 

The romance of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley, is explored in this riveting, fictionalized account. In Hadley, a new generation of readers will discover a welcome protagonist worth rooting for.