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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

February 2018

Hardcover

The Driest Season by Meghan Kenny - Fiction, Historical Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393634594 | Published February 13, 2018

As her Wisconsin community endures a long season of drought and feels the shockwaves of World War II, 15-year-old Cielle endures a more personal calamity: the unexpected death of her father. On a balmy summer afternoon, she finds him hanging in the barn --- the start of a dark secret that threatens her family’s livelihood. A war rages elsewhere, while in the deceptive calm of the American heartland, Cielle’s family contends with a new reality and fights not to be undone.

The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers edited by Brian Turner - Essays, Fiction, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393635263 | Published February 13, 2018

From Sioux Falls to Khartoum, from Kyoto to Reykjavik; from the panchayat forests of India to the Giant’s Causeway on the coast of Northern Ireland; in taxis and at bus stops, in kitchens and sleigh beds, haystacks and airports around the globe --- people are kissing one another. The sublime kiss. The ambiguous kiss. The devastating kiss. The kiss we can’t take back. The kiss we can never give. The kiss that changes a life. In this anthology, writers and thinkers share their thoughts on a specific kiss --- the unexpected and unforgettable --- in an attempt to bridge the gulf, to connect us to one another on a deeply human level, and to explore the messy and complicated intimacies that exist in our actual lives, as well as in the complicated landscape of the imagination.

The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250136268 | Published February 13, 2018

The only person who might have the answers to a baffling murder case is the victim’s seven-year-old daughter, found hiding in the room where her mother died. And she’s not talking. Newly promoted, out of his depth, detective Huldar turns to Freyja, a psychologist, for her expertise with traumatized young people. Freyja, who distrusts the police in general and Huldar in particular, isn’t best pleased. But she’s determined to keep little Margret safe. It may prove tricky. The killer is leaving them strange clues, but can they crack the code? And if they do, will they be next?

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544098268 | Published February 13, 2018

A group of young girls descend on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, where their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets, and camp songs by the fire. Filled with excitement and nervous energy, they set off on an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island. But before the night is over, they find themselves stranded, with no adults to help them survive or guide them home. THE LOST GIRLS OF CAMP FOREVERMORE traces these five girls --- Nita, Andee, Isabel, Dina and Siobhan --- through and beyond this fateful trip.

The Philosopher's Flight by Tom Miller - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781476778150 | Published February 13, 2018

Robert Weekes is a practitioner of empirical philosophy --- an arcane, female-dominated branch of science used to summon the wind, shape clouds of smoke, heal the injured, and even fly. When a deadly accident puts his philosophical abilities to the test, Robert wins a scholarship to study at Radcliffe College, an all-women’s school. He falls hard for Danielle Hardin, a disillusioned young war hero turned political radical. However, Danielle’s activism and Robert’s recklessness attract the attention of the same fanatical anti-philosophical group that Robert’s mother fought years before. Robert and Danielle band together to fight for Robert’s place among the next generation of empirical philosophers --- and for philosophy’s very survival against the men who would destroy it.

The Plea by Steve Cavanagh - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Flatiron Books | 9781250105561 | Published February 13, 2018

Billionaire David Child swears he didn’t murder his girlfriend, Clara. But the evidence overwhelmingly shows that David killed her. The FBI believes that David’s arrest and obvious guilt could help them take down a huge money laundering scheme --- if they can get him to testify. Con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn is given the job: persuade David to plead guilty and give the agents the evidence they need. If Eddie can’t get David to take a plea bargain, the FBI has incriminating files on Eddie’s wife --- and will send her to jail. But David insists that he didn’t murder anyone. As the FBI pressures Eddie to secure the guilty plea, Eddie becomes increasingly convinced that David is telling the truth.

The Radicals by Ryan McIlvain - Fiction

Hogarth | 9780553417883 | Published February 13, 2018

When Eli first meets Sam Westergard, he is dazzled by his new friend's charisma, energy and determined passion. Both graduate students in New York City, the two young men bond over their idealism, their love of poetry, and their commitment to socialism, both in theory and in practice --- this last taking the form of an organized protest against Soline, a giant energy company that has speculated away the jobs and savings of thousands. As an Occupy-like group begins to coalesce around him, Eli realizes that some of his fellow intellectuals are more deeply --- and dangerously --- devoted to the cause than others.

Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot by Winifred Conkling - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Women's History, Women's Studies, Women’s Issues, Young Adult 12+

Algonquin Young Readers | 9781616207342 | Published February 13, 2018

On August 18, 1920, American women finally won the right to vote. Ratification of the 19th Amendment was the culmination of an almost 80-year fight in which some of the fiercest, most passionate women in history marched, protested and sometimes broke the law to achieve this huge leap toward equal rights. In this expansive yet personal volume, author Winifred Conkling covers not only the suffragists’ achievements and politics but also the private journeys that fueled their passion and led them to become women’s champions.

Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy by Andrew Morton - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455566976 | Published February 13, 2018

Everyone has heard of Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom Edward VIII so infamously abdicated his throne and birthright. But although her life has constantly been the subject of much fascination, gossip and speculation, her whole story has yet to be told. Now historical biographer Andrew Morton uses diary entries, letters and other never-before-seen records to offer a fresh portrait of Wallis Simpson in all her vibrancy and brazenness as she climbed the social ladder, transforming from a hard-nosed gold digger to charming chatelaine.

White Houses by Amy Bloom - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Random House | 9780812995664 | Published February 13, 2018

Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, “Hick,” as she’s known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the future First Lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have.

Death of an Honest Man: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery by M. C. Beaton - Fiction, Mystery

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455558315 | Published February 20, 2018

Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul had moved to a house in Cnothan, a sour village on Hamish's beat. He attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr. Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair. He told Jessie Currie --- who repeated all the last words of her twin sister --- that she needed psychiatric help. "I speak as I find," he bragged. Voices saying "I could kill that man" could be heard from Lochdubh to Cnothan. And someone did. Now Hamish is faced with a bewildering array of suspects.

Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley - Fiction, Mystery

Mulholland Books | 9780316509640 | Published February 20, 2018

Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge that lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice but to take his own case: figuring out who on the force wanted him disposed of --- and why.

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover - Memoir, Nonfiction

Random House | 9780399590504 | Published February 20, 2018

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and isolated from mainstream society, she lacked any formal education. So she began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

In the Enemy's House: The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian Spies by Howard Blum - History, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062458247 | Published February 20, 2018

In 1946, genius linguist and codebreaker Meredith Gardner discovered that the KGB was running an extensive network of strategically placed spies inside the United States, whose goal was to infiltrate American intelligence and steal the nation’s military and atomic secrets. Over the course of the next decade, he and young FBI supervisor Bob Lamphere worked together on Venona, a top-secret mission to uncover the Soviet agents and protect the Holy Grail of Cold War espionage --- the atomic bomb. But they began to suspect that a mole buried deep in the American intelligence community was feeding Moscow Center information on Venona. They raced to unmask the traitor and prevent the Soviets from fulfilling Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev’s threat: "We shall bury you!"

Kill the Angel by Sandrone Dazieri - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Scribner | 9781501174650 | Published February 20, 2018

In Rome, a high-speed train hurtles into the city’s main station with a carriage full of dead bodies, the macabre discovery of which falls to Deputy Police Commissioner Colomba Caselli. Subsequently, the police receive a claim of responsibility and the threat of more murders to come. But neither Caselli nor her eccentrically brilliant ally, Dante Torre, are yet ready to buy the terrorist link. Not for the first time, Dante’s bizarre childhood, during which he was kept confined for years in a concrete silo, enables him to see what others miss --- in this case, to connect with a kindred spirit of sorts, a woman named Giltine who experienced an equally bizarre childhood from which she emerged damaged, lethal and full of murderous intent.

My Name Is Nathan Lucius by Mark Winkler - Fiction, Noir, Suspense, Thriller

Soho Crime | 9781616958824 | Published February 20, 2018

Thirty-one-year-old Nathan Lucius is an ad salesman at a Cape Town newspaper. Disaffected, hard-drinking and plagued by blackouts, Nathan lives alone and has only one true friend, a woman named Madge. But Madge is dying slowly of cancer, and when she asks Nathan to end her pain, she sets off a shocking string of events.

Rosie Colored Glasses by Brianna Wolfson - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Mira | 9780778330691 | Published February 20, 2018

Just as opposites attract, they can also cause friction, and no one feels that friction more than Rex and Rosie’s daughter, Willow. Rex is serious and unsentimental, and tapes checklists of chores on Willow’s bedroom door. Rosie is sparkling and enchanting, and meets Willow in their treehouse in the middle of the night to feast on candy. After Rex and Rosie’s divorce, Willow finds herself navigating their two different worlds. She is clearly under the spell of her exciting, fun-loving mother. But as Rosie’s behavior becomes more turbulent, the darker underpinnings of her manic love are revealed. Rex had removed his Rosie colored glasses long ago, but will Willow do the same?

Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad by Krystal A. Sital - Memoir, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393609264 | Published February 20, 2018

Krystal A. Sital grew up idolizing her grandfather, a wealthy Hindu landowner. Years later, to escape crime and economic stagnation, the family resettles in New Jersey, where Krystal’s mother works as a nanny, and the warmth of Trinidad seems a pretty yet distant memory. But when her grandfather lapses into a coma after a fall at home, the women he has terrorized for decades begin to speak, and a brutal past comes to light. Krystal learns the long-held secrets of their family’s past, and what it took for her foremothers to survive and find strength in themselves. The relief of sharing their stories draws the three women closer, the music of their voices and care for one another easing the pain of memory.

Sirens by Joseph Knox - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Crown | 9781524762872 | Published February 20, 2018

Infiltrating the inner circle of enigmatic criminal Zain Carver is dangerous enough. Pulling it off while also rescuing Isabelle Rossiter, a runaway politician’s daughter, from Zain’s influence? Impossible. That’s why Aidan Waits is the perfect man for the job. Disgraced, emotionally damaged, and despised by his superiors. In other words, completely expendable. But Aidan is a born survivor. And as he works his way deep into Zain’s shadowy world, he finds that nothing is as it seems. Zain is a mesmerizing, Gatsby-esque figure who lures young women into his orbit --- women who have a bad habit of turning up dead. But is Zain really responsible? And will Isabelle be next?

The Detonator by Vincent Zandri - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Polis Books | 9781943818884 | Published February 20, 2018

Ike Singer is a demolitions expert. Despite being at the very top of his profession, a personal mistake that led to catastrophe nearly brought Ike's life to ruin. He has spent every day since trying to atone for it and piece his family back together. And he believes he is succeeding. Until today. Suddenly Ike finds himself the target of a brilliant psychopath bent on systematically destroying his life. And this grudge runs as deep as they come. Ike must use every resource in his arsenal to prevent this killer's vengeance, and give everything in his power to save his family and his life before the timer hits zero.

The French Girl by Lexie Elliott - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780399586934 | Published February 20, 2018

They were six university students from Oxford spending an idyllic week together in a French farmhouse. It was supposed to be the perfect summer getaway...until they met Severine, the girl next door. For Kate Channing, Severine was an unwelcome presence, her inscrutable beauty undermining the close-knit group's loyalties amid the already simmering tensions. There are some things you can't forgive. And there are some people you can't forget...like Severine, who was never seen again. Now, a decade later, the case is reopened when Severine's body is found in the well behind the farmhouse. Questioned along with her friends, Kate stands to lose everything she's worked so hard to achieve as suspicion mounts around her.

The One by John Marrs - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Hanover Square Press | 9781335005106 | Published February 20, 2018

A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner --- the one you’re genetically made for. That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance and love. Now five very different people have received the notification that they’ve been “Matched.” They’re each about to meet their one true love. But “happily ever after” isn’t guaranteed for everyone.

The Rending and the Nest by Kaethe Schwehn - Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Bloomsbury USA | 9781632869722 | Published February 20, 2018

When 95 percent of the earth's population disappears for no apparent reason, Mira does what she can to create some semblance of a life: She cobbles together a haphazard community named Zion, scavenges the Piles for supplies they might need, and avoids loving anyone she can't afford to lose. Four years after the Rending, Mira's best friend, Lana, announces her pregnancy. But when Lana gives birth to an inanimate object --- and other women of Zion follow suit --- the thin veil of normalcy Mira has thrown over her new life begins to fray. Then a confident outsider named Michael lures Lana away, and Mira must decide how much she's willing to let go in order to save her friend, her home, and her own fraught pregnancy.

The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Lake Union Publishing | 9781503951822 | Published February 20, 2018

In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal. Nearly 30 years later, Hugo’s estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father’s funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation. As a result, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to Tuscany to understand her father’s history --- and maybe come to understand herself as well.

The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address by Joseph Rodota - History, Nonfiction

William Morrow | 9780062476623 | Published February 20, 2018

Watergate residents --- an intriguing cast of politicians, journalists, socialites and spies --- have been at the center of America's political storms for half a century. Writer and political consultant Joseph Rodota unlocks the mysteries of the Watergate, including why Elizabeth Taylor refused to move into a Watergate apartment with her sixth husband; reveals a surprising connection between the Watergate and Ronald Reagan; and unravels how the Nixon break-in transformed the Watergate's reputation and spawned generations of "-gate" scandals, from Koreagate to Deflategate.