The Globe’s Book editors reveal their select list of the week’s top titles:
1. And the Mountains Echoed By Khaled Hosseini (Viking Canada, $30)
2. Joyland By Stephen King (Hard Case Crime, $12.95)
Who says everything’s online these days? Stephen King has decreed that his new novel, a house-of-horrors romp set in a 1970s amusement park, is to be available only as a good old-fashioned book made of paper. And the sales numbers suggest it’s a smart strategy.
3. 419 By Will Ferguson (Penguin Canada, $20)
4. The Spark By Kristine Barnett (Random House Canada, $29.95)
5. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls By David Sedaris (Little, Brown, $30)
6. The Rosie Project By Graeme Simison (HarperCollins, $19.99)
7. Wild By Cheryl Strayed (Vintage, $18.95)
She hit rock bottom and then she hit the trail – the Pacific Crest Trail. Cheryl Strayed’s thousand-mile journey in the wake of her destroyed marriage and mother’s death is told with grit and humour. Look, Nick Hornby liked it. What more do you want?
8. The Orphan Master’s Son By Adam Johnson (Random House, $18)
9. The Son By Philipp Meyer (Ecco, $29.99)
Reviewed in this edition of Globe Books, Philipp Meyer’s The Son is a Western that transcends its genre. “While it is an undeniably American book, it reaches far beyond those borders, becoming instead a thoroughly universal story of the darker powers at work in our hearts.”
10. Transatlantic By Colum McCann (HarperCollins, $29.99)