Top Book Picks for Great Fall Reads from 'Good Morning America'

"The Confession," by John Grisham

Grisham's latest legal thriller is filled with his trademark twists and turns. An innocent man is about to be executed and only a guilty man can save him. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donte Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row. Nine years later, Boyette, who's suffering from an inoperable brain tumor, decides to come clean. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they're about to execute an innocent man? It hits bookstore shelves Oct. 26.


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"Great House," by Nicole Krauss

"Great House" is the story of several characters of different generations who live on different continents. Their lives and fates are connected through their possession of a vast and mysterious desk. The desk is both an eerie presence and an organizing force in the novel, whose themes include the power of objects, the inevitability of loss, and the importance of memory. The book will be released Oct. 5.


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"Mini-Shopaholic," by Sophie Kinsella

Nothing comes between Becky Brandon and her bargains. Every milestone in her well-shopped life (travel, long-lost sister, marriage, pregnancy) inspires new vistas to explore in the name of retail therapy. While motherhood has been everything Becky dreamed it would be -- Baby Dior, Little Marc Jacobs, and Dolce & Gabbana for toddlers -- adorable Minnie is wreaking havoc everywhere she goes. Her penchant for Becky's vintage bags, designer sunglasses, and online purchases has no rival under age five. Needing a break from her parental woes, Becky decides the perfect antidote is a party. Will Becky manage to keep the party of the year a surprise? Can she hire jugglers, fire-eaters, and acrobats at a discount as she's promised her husband?


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"Patti Lupone: A Memoir," by Patti LuPone with Digby Diehl

The legendary Patti LuPone is one of the theater's most beloved leading ladies. Now she lays it all bare, sharing the intimate story of her life both onstage and off -- through the dizzying highs and darkest lows -- with the humor and outspokenness that have become her trademarks.


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"Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion," by Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel

This is a sweeping and revealing insider look at Supreme Court history and the life of William Brennan, widely considered the most influential Supreme Court justice of the 20th century. Before his death in 1997, Brennan granted co-author Stephen Wermiel access to material that will not be available to the public until 2017. Wermiel also conducted more than sixty hours of interviews with Brennan.


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