Now that summer is nearly over, it’s time to put away those beach reads and start planning autumn’s next literary obsession. We’ve selected three upcoming books with a regional flair that should pair perfectly with cozy blankets and a warm cup of cider.
Experience the courageous life of Welles Crowther in Tom Rinaldi’s moving biography, The Red Bandanna. This tribute (on sale September 6) details Crowther’s remarkable life and his many heroic acts. Born and raised in Nyack, Crowther led numerous people out of the World Trade Center on 9/11, his red bandanna being his only identifier. Even though Crowther joined the nearly 3,000 souls that perished on that unforgettable day, Rinaldi succeeds in keeping the memory of “the man in the red bandanna” alive.
With autumn comes the start of football season. From high-school teams to the NFL, players will be strapping on their helmets, pads, and cleats to take to the field once again. Lasting Impact, written by Kostya Kennedy, focuses on New Rochelle High School’s football team, the Huguenots. On sale September 6, Kennedy reveals an in-depth look at the team’s 2014 season, while emphasizing the national concerns of life-changing injuries associated with football. Staggering statistics and compelling narrative combine to form a truly thought-provoking work.
On October 16, readers will be able to get their hands on Something Buried, Something Blue, the newest Lily Dale murder-mystery installment by New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub. When a widowed caretaker agrees to host a fun fall wedding, she instead finds herself surrounded by murder suspects in this novel by the longtime Katonah resident with more than 80 novels to her name.