In Friday Night Lights, the book that inspired the movie and enormously popular eponymous television series, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger captures the magical hold the sport had over the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas, home of the Permian High School Panthers, during the Fall 1988 season. Alas, the television adaptation was a delight, but pure fiction — don’t hold your breath for any zingy Tami Taylor one-liners in the book.
Donna Tartt’s latest novel, The Goldfinch, centers around the journey of a young boy who loses his mother and explores themes such as loss and abandonment — which means it’ll probably resonate a lot with fantasy widows and widowers like us.
By late September, you should be familiar with the horrors of watching fully-grown adults scream at the television Thursday through Monday — so the release of Stephen King's Doctor Sleep couldn’t be more perfectly timed.
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