Fall 2017 book preview: New releases by Salman Rushdie, Jesmyn Ward, Josh Green and more

As the leaves start to change, backpacks crowd the sidewalks and New York City’s mass of college students returns to campuses, it’s nearly impossible not to get caught up in the back-to-school excitement. 

Enrolled for classes or not, fall is perhaps the best time to pick up a new read, for education or entertainment (or hopefully both).

Tuck away that paperback you brought to Rockaway Beach three times this summer but never quite managed to get through and add these highly anticipated novels, story collections and memoirs to your fall reading list.

Melissa Kravitz