Four fall releases on our reading list.
If You’re ... a City-Dwelling Nature Lover
Read ... High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky by Joshua David and Robert Hammond (Farrar, Straus & Giroux; $29.95)
Because ... This account by the founders of the nonprofit responsible for the groundbreaking reclamation project chronicles the struggles and successes that led to the realization of what was deemed a far-fetched dream—and resulted in a new Manhattan landmark.
If You’re ... a Gastronaut
Read ... The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food by Adam Gopnik (Alfred A. Knopf; $25.95)
Because ... Gopnik takes a philosophical approach to food on his quest to understand our gastronomic obsessions. From tracing the origins of the restaurant as we know it back to mid-19th-century France to describing revolutionary approaches to culinary arts at Spain’s recently shuttered El Bulli, no dish is left unscraped in this witty treatise.
If You’re ... a Treasure Hunter
Read ... The Grand Bazaar Istanbul by Serdar Gülgün (Assouline; $250)
Because ... You’ll lose yourself in the sumptuous pages of this glossy tome, which spotlights can’t-miss boutiques at one of the world’s liveliest markets.
If You’re ... a Fiction Fiend
Read ... Noon by Aatish Taseer (Faber & Faber; $25)
Because ... Given his unique pedigree—raised in Delhi by an Indian mother and estranged from his father, a Pakistani political figure assassinated earlier this year—Taseer’s novel offers an insider’s perspective on the realities of high-society India and Pakistan.