Attainment: New Titles Out Next Week

Selected new titles appearing next Tuesday, October 18:

The Obsidian Chamber by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central, $28, 9781455536917) continues the Agent Pendergast thriller series.

The Eastern Shore by Ward Just (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25, 9780544836587) follows a newspaper editor haunted by his decision to expose a small-town fugitive.

The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense by Daniel Menaker, illustrated by Roz Chast (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $20, 9780544800632) is a New Yorker editor's illustrated look at funny spelling errors.

The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem by Marcus Samuelsson (Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $37.50, 9780544639775) features recipes from an iconic Harlem restaurant and chef.

Kill or Be Killed: Thrillers by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (BookShots, $25, 9780316320047) is a collection of four BookShots thrillers. (October 17.)

Einstein's Greatest Mistake: A Biography by David Bodanis (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27, 9780544808560) explores Einstein's personal traits, which served him well in his early career and poorly in his later years.

City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York by Tyler Anbinder (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $35, 9780544104655) is a history of America's most famous immigration destination.

The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill by Greg Mitchell (Crown, $28, 9781101903858) explores an escape effort from East Germany thwarted in part by the U.S. government.

Nobody's Son: A Memoir by Mark Slouka (Norton, $26.95, 9780393292305) is the memoir of a novelist whose parents escaped communist Czechoslovakia.

Smoke and Mirrors by Elly Griffiths (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25, 9780544527959) is book two in the Magic Men Mysteries series.

The Next by Stephanie Gangi (St. Martin's Press, $26.99, 9781250110565) follows a ghost obsessed with getting revenge on her living ex.

The Magnolia Story by Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines and Mark Dagostino (Thomas Nelson, $26.99, 9780718079185) is a memoir from the stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, Book 2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Knopf, $19.99, 9780553499155) is the second YA novel in the science-fiction saga the Illuminae Files.

Hotel Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins (Disney-Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484743621) is the companion to Mother Bruce, a picture book about a bear who wants to eat goslings but ends up taking care of them.

100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Surviving in the Wild and Being Prepared for Any Disaster by Clint Emerson (Touchstone, $19.99, 9781501143908(.

Suck Less: Where There's a Willam, There's a Way by Willam Belli (Grand Central, $19.99, 9781455566198).

American Pastoral, based on the novel by Philip Roth, opens October 21. Ewan McGregor directs and stars in the story of a 1960s family shattered by a daughter's radical political views.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, starring Tom Cruise and based on the thriller by Lee Child, opens October 21. A movie tie-in edition (Dell, $9.99, 9780399594977) is available.

The Handmaiden, based on the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, has a limited release on October 21. This South Korean adaptation follows a handmaiden plotting to defraud a Japanese heiress.

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