Harper Collins 8/14/12
This book is the fruit of a blog entry from last year. Carrie Goldman's daughter was being bullied for taking a Star Wars lunchbox to school because apparently Star Wars is a 'boys' thing. The internet exploded in love for the 1st grader and her mom got a book deal. All in all, good things from bad.
The Age of Desire
A historical novel about Edith Wharton and her life-long friendship with her governess Anna Bahlmann. This book centers on what happened when Wharton fell in love with Morton Fullerton and it drove a wedge between her and Anna.
Looking further ahead, Penguin releases the new Zadie Smith, NW on September 4th. I'm not a huge fan of her work, but the interest is still there to see what she's up to.
More excitingly the new Michael Chabon, Telegraph Avenue , arrives on September 11th from Harper Collins which is the same day that Riverhead publishes Junot Diaz' This is How You Lose Her. I have loved every book I have encountered from these guys and cannot recommend them enough.