This investigative work reconstructs a planned attack in March 1977, when members of the Hanafi Movement, a Black Muslim group, held 149 people hostage in three buildings across D.C. Drawing on newly declassified F.B.I. files and other archival documents, Mufti tells the story of Hamaas Abdul Khaalis, the leader of the Hanafis, and the 39-hour standoff.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Nov. 22.
This collection of essays by the Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for New York magazine spans two decades of his work. Included are his appraisals of the artists Kara Walker, David Wojnarowicz, Marina Abramovic and Jeff Koons; writing about the Obama portraits; and reflections on his own life and creative formation.
Riverhead, Nov. 1.
Dr. No, by Percival Everett
In this novel, a mathematics professor (and an “expert in nothing”) pairs up with a villain who wants to carry out a symbolic theft at Fort Knox.
Graywolf, Nov. 1.
Foster, by Claire Keegan
Keegan, an Irish author, was a finalist for the Booker Prize this year for her novel “Small Things Like These,” and her writing is part of school curriculums across Ireland. This novella — which was abridged in The New Yorker in 2010 — is now being released as a book in the United States.
Grove, Nov. 1.
Perry, the “Friends” star, offers a frank and unsparing account of his addiction and efforts to stay clean.
Flatiron, Nov. 1.
The author, a historian at Tufts, dives into the history of a Southern family with two sisters who became influential abolitionists. Many explorations of their legacy neglect the Grimkes’ Black relatives, however, and Greenidge gives a particular focus to the Black women in the family.
Liveright, Nov. 8.
Drawing on the American Film Institute’s cache of interviews (with Steven Spielberg, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep and hundreds more), this offers an inside look at Hollywood both on set and off, braiding in the perspectives of the people integral to the industry whom you don’t often see: costume designers, cinematographers, writers, editors, messengers and even publicists.
Harper, Nov. 8.
The former first lady shares her advice for navigating life challenges. In a video announcing the book, she shared some of its guiding questions: “How can we channel our frustration into something positive? And how do we rekindle that flame that’s inside each of us?”
Crown, Nov. 15.
In a new essay collection, the Nobel laureate focuses on the work of other artists, from Elvis Costello to Nina Simone, exploring what makes each song work (or falter).
Simon & Schuster, Nov. 1.
This racist attack — in which white mobs killed hundreds of Black people and displaced many more — has received new attention. Young, a Black sportswriter and Oklahoman, weaves in his own coming-of-age in this history.
Counterpoint, Nov. 1.
This novel, which won the Booker Prize, follows a conflict photographer during Sri Lanka’s civil war who finds himself unexpectedly in the afterlife. He has “seven moons” to solve who killed him — and to recover his photographs. Along his journey, he meets other civilian victims of the war.
Norton, Nov. 1.
Howrey, a former dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, brings an insider’s view of the discipline to this buzzy novel, which is about a young choreographer grappling with painful family memories after receiving the news that her father is dying.
Doubleday, Nov. 15.
Toad, by Katherine Dunn
Loved for her cult favorite “Geek Love,” Dunn never published this novel during her lifetime. This story follows a recluse who mulls over her college years, failed relationships and decision to retreat from life.
MCD x FSG, Nov. 1.
After Edi is told she has run out of treatment options for her ovarian cancer, she decides to enter hospice near the home of her childhood best friend, Ash. “Edi’s memory is like the backup hard drive for mine,” Ash thinks, and as Edi prepares for her last days, they revisit their four-decade friendship.
Harper, Nov. 8.
In this series, which began with Jemisin’s 2020 novel “The City We Became,” the five boroughs of New York are embodied by human avatars, who fight off their enemy: the Woman in White. Now, a populist mayoral candidate spewing hateful rhetoric threatens the city, and the avatars team up with other cities across the world to defeat this new foe.
Orbit, Nov. 1.