That’s Right, We’re Bringing Joe Biden! But That’s Not All…

On Monday, July 17, Miami Herald reporter Connie Ogle published a sneak peek of a few of the authors making their way to Miami this November.

One name made a big boom when it dropped in the Herald: Former Vice President Joe Biden. Biden will present this November 18, at Miami Book Fair as part of his American Promise Tour to support his forthcoming memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (Flatiron), written after the loss of his son Beau. He will share how he is finding new purpose in a time of uncertainty.

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In her latest novel, In the Midst of Winter (Atria Books), Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping story about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn, to Guatemala, and to 1970s Chile and Brazil.

His latest collection, Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) encompasses all of Frank Bidart’s previous books, and also includes a new collection, Thirst, in which the poet austerely surveys his life, laying it plain for us before venturing into something new and unknown.

In Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma, poet and memoirist Richard Blanco joins some of the country’s most admired authors to describe their treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments and attest to the healing power of putting words to experience. 

Victor Hernández Cruz His latest collection, Beneath the Spanish (Coffee House Press), tracks the way that languages intersect and inform each other, and how language and music shapes experience.

Short, emotional, literary, powerful, Michael Eric Dyson’s Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.

In Fast (Ecco) her first new collection of poetry in five years, Jorie Graham explores the limits of the human and the uneasy seductions of the post-human.

In A Little Book on Form: An Exploration into the Formal Imagination of Poetry (Ecco) former poet laureate Robert Hass breaks the idea of a poem down to its barest building blocks, taking a wide-ranging look at the most intense experience of human thought and feeling in language.

In Min Jin Lee‘s bestselling novel, Pachinko, four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew.

In Armistead Maupin’s long-awaited memoir, Logical Family, the beloved author of the bestselling Tales of the City series chronicles his odyssey and evolution from curious youth to ground-breaking writer and gay rights pioneer.

In Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance (Blue Rider Press), author and environmentalist Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that’s become more popular than ever—seceding from the United States.

Paul Muldoon’s Selected Poems 1968–2014 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) offers forty-six years of his work drawn from twelve individual collections.

From MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics is an important new account of the 1968 presidential election that changed everything, and re-created American politics as we know it today.

In a collection of wholly original essays, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism (Algonquin Books), the venerated television journalist, Dan Rather celebrates our shared values and shows us what patriotism looks like.

In her ground-breaking new book, Devotion (Why I Write) (Yale University Press) one of our culture’s beloved artists, National Book Award winner and punk era icon, Patti Smith, offers a detailed account of her own creative process, inspirations, and unexpected connections

Former White House photographer Pete Souza’s Obama: An Intimate Portrait (Little, Brown and Company) reproduces Souza’s most iconic photographs in exquisite detail, more than three hundred in all, resulting in a portrait of exceptional intimacy and a stunning record of a landmark era in American history.

Secret Coders: Secrets & Sequences (First, Second) is the third book in the graphic children’s novel Secret Coders series from MacArthur Fellow and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang; in this installment, Principal Dean demands the secret coders turn over their most powerful robot.

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