September is Read a New Book Month–the perfect time to try a new author or check out a recently released title. One possibility for your September reading list is Tom Perrotta’s new novel The Leftovers, which depicts life among the survivors of a Rapture-like event. Set in a suburban town, three years after millions were plucked from Earth, the book reveals a normal world that has been shaken by disaster. People cope with their new lives in different ways, from joining cults to denial, from indifference to depression. Perrotta is famous for his satires, such as Election, and is able to seamlessly thread laugh-out-loud comedy into dark situations. His compelling exploration of a surprising topic in The Leftovers is sure to win him many new fans.
So which new author or book are you going to try this month?