The Scrapbook by Carly Holmes (Parthian Books, 215 pages, November 1)
Holmes offers us a tale of three generations of women, where grandmother, mother, and daughter have all kept secrets that the others must try to uncover. And it is a scrapbook of a missing lover from the past that exemplifies how absence and a lack of closure can shape a person's life.
Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014 by Alice Munro (Knopf, 640 pages, November 11)
Yup, you read that right. The Nobel-Prize-winning Canadian author has given us a new selection of some of her most beloved stories. Here we find stories that "illuminate the quotidian yet extraordinary particularity in
the lives of men and women, parents and children, friends and lovers as
they discover sex, fall in love, part, quarrel, suffer defeat, set off
into the unknown, or find a way to be in the world."