Attainment: New Titles Out Next Week

Selected new titles appearing next Tuesday, August 30:

The Kingdom of Speech by Tom Wolfe (Little, Brown, $26, 9780316404624) looks at the role of speech in the development of human civilization.

The Jealous Kind: A Novel by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 9781501107207) is a coming-of-age story set in 1952 Texas.

Rushing Waters by Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $28.99, 9780345531094) follows six characters during a hurricane in New York City.

A Great Reckoning: A Novel by Louise Penny (Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250022134) is the 12th mystery with Chief Inspector Gamache.

The Nix: A Novel by Nathan Hill (Knopf, $27.95, 9781101946619) focuses on an adult son confronted with the return of his long-absent mother.

Ashes of Fiery Weather by Kathleen Donohoe (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780544464056) follows six generations of women in a family of Irish-American firefighters.

Hell Fire by Karin Fossum (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24, 9780544633377) is the 12th mystery with Inspector Sejer.

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey (Graphix/Scholastic, $9.99, 9780545581608) is the first in the Dog Man series by the creator of Captain Underpants.

Dinosaur Dance! by Sandra Boynton (Little Simon, $5.99, 9781481480994) is a board book about dancing dinosaurs.

The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy by Anthony Gottlieb (Liveright, $27.95, 9780871404435) explores the Enlightenment.

Head Ball Coach: My Life in Football, Doing It Differently--and Winning by Steve Spurrier and Buddy Martin (Blue Rider, $28, 9780399574665) is the memoir of a college football coach.

The Darkest Secret: A Novel by Alex Marwood (Penguin Books, $16, 9780143110514).

The English Teacher: A Novel by Yiftach Reicher Atir, translated by Philip Simpson (Penguin Books, $16, 9780143129189).

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax, based on the novel by Liz Jensen, opens September 2. Jamie Dornan stars as a psychologist trying to communicate with a boy trapped in a coma. A movie tie-in (Bloomsbury, $16, 9781632866219) is available August 30.
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