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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

Sunburn by Laura Lippman - Crime, Fiction, Love & Romance, Psychological Suspense, Relationships, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062389923 | Published February 20, 2018

They meet at a local tavern in the small town of Belleville, Delaware. Polly is set on heading west. Adam says he’s also passing through. Yet she stays and he stays --- drawn to this mysterious redhead whose quiet stillness both unnerves and excites him. Over the course of a punishing summer, Polly and Adam abandon themselves to a steamy, inexorable affair. Still, each holds something back from the other --- dangerous, even lethal, secrets. Then someone dies. Was it an accident, or part of a plan? By now, Adam and Polly are so ensnared in each other’s lives and lies that neither one knows how to get away --- or even if they want to. Is their love strong enough to withstand the truth, or will it ultimately destroy them? Something --- or someone --- has to give. Which one will it be?

The French Girl by Lexie Elliott - Crime, Fiction, Friendship, Psychological 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. And after a huge altercation on the last night of the holiday, Kate knew nothing would ever be the same. 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 - Dating, Fiction, Literary, Love & Romance, Relationships, Social Issues

Hanover Square | 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. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others...

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

William Morrow | 9780062476623 | Published February 20, 2018

Since its opening in 1965, the Watergate complex has been one of Washington's chicest addresses, a home to power brokers from both political parties and the epicenter of a scandal that brought down a president. In THE WATERGATE, writer and political consultant Joseph Rodota paints a vivid portrait of this landmark and the movers and shakers who have lived there. Watergate residents --- an intriguing casts of politicians, journalists, socialites and spies --- have been at the center of America's political storms for half a century. The Washington Post once called the Watergate a "glittering Potomac Titanic." Like the famous ocean liner, the Watergate was ahead of its time, filled with boldface names --- and ultimately doomed. THE WATERGATE is a captivating inside look at the passengers and crew of this legendary building.

The Woman in the Water: A Prequel to the Charles Lenox Series by Charles Finch - Crime, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250139467 | Published February 20, 2018

London, 1850: A young Charles Lenox struggles to make a name for himself as a detective...without a single case. Scotland Yard refuses to take him seriously and his friends deride him for attempting a profession at all. But when an anonymous writer sends a letter to the paper claiming to have committed the perfect crime --- and promising to kill again --- Lenox is convinced that this is his chance to prove himself. The writer’s first victim is a young woman whose body is found in a naval trunk, caught up in the rushes of a small islets in the middle of the Thames. With few clues to go on, Lenox endeavors to solve the crime before another innocent life is lost. When the killer’s sights are turned toward those whom Lenox holds most dear, the stakes are raised and Lenox is trapped in a desperate game of cat and mouse.

What Are We Doing Here?: Essays by Marilynne Robinson - Collection, Culture, Current Affairs, Essays, Literary, Nonfiction, Politics, Religion, Theology

Farrar, Straus & Giroux | 9780374282219 | Published February 20, 2018

Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including LILA, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and GILEAD, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this new essay collection she trains her incisive mind on our modern political climate and the mysteries of faith. Whether she is investigating how the work of great thinkers about America like Emerson and Tocqueville inform our political consciousness or discussing the way that beauty informs and disciplines daily life, Robinson’s peerless prose and boundless humanity are on full display. WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? is a call for Americans to continue the tradition of those great thinkers and to remake American political and cultural life.

A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey - Adventure, Fiction, Literary, Outdoor, Thriller, World History

Knopf | 9780525520177 | Published February 27, 2018

Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in southeastern Australia. Together they enter the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the ancient continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive. With them is their lanky, fair-haired navigator, Willie Bachhuber, a quiz show champion and failed schoolteacher who calls the turns and creeks crossings on a map that will remove them, without warning, from the white Australia they all know so well. This is a thrilling high-speed story that starts in one way, and then takes you someplace else. It is often funny, more so as the world gets stranger, and always a page-turner even as you learn a history these characters never knew themselves. Set in the 1950s, this is a world every American will recognize: black, white, who we are, how we got here and what we did to each other along the way.

Chicago by David Mamet - Crime, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary, Love & Romance, Thriller

Custom House | 9780062797193 | Published February 27, 2018

Mike Hodge --- veteran of the Great War, big shot of the Chicago Tribune, medium fry --- probably shouldn’t have fallen in love with Annie Walsh. Then, again, maybe the man who killed Annie Walsh have known better than to trifle with Mike Hodge. David Mamet’s CHICAGO roars through the Windy City’s underground on its way to a thunderclap of a conclusion. Mixing some of his most brilliant fictional creations with actual figures of the era, suffused with trademark "Mamet Speak," richness of voice, pace and brio, and exploring --- as no other writer can --- questions of honor, deceit, revenge and devotion, CHICAGO is that rarest of literary creations: a book that combines spectacular elegance of craft with a kinetic wallop as fierce as the February wind gusting off Lake Michigan.

Eat the Apple by Matt Young - Autobiography, Coming of Age, Culture, Current Affairs, Lifestyles , Memoir, Social Issues

Bloomsbury USA | 9781632869500 | Published February 27, 2018

Matt Young joined the Marine Corps at age 18 after a drunken night culminating in wrapping his car around a fire hydrant. The teenage wasteland he fled followed him to the training bases charged with making him a Marine. Matt survived the training and then three deployments to Iraq, where the testosterone, danger and stakes for him and his fellow grunts were dialed up a dozen decibels. With its kaleidoscopic array of literary forms, Young's narrative powerfully mirrors the multifaceted nature of his experience. Visceral, ironic, self-lacerating and ultimately redemptive, Young's story drops us unarmed into Marine Corps culture and lays bare the absurdism of 21st-century war, the manned-up vulnerability of those on the front lines and the true, if often misguided, motivations that drove a young man to a life at war.

Green Sun by Kent Anderson - Crime, Fiction, Friendship, Justice , Lifestyles , Love & Romance, Mystery, Police Procedural, Racism, Social Issues

Mulholland Books | 9780316466806 | Published February 27, 2018

Officer Hanson, a Vietnam veteran, has abandoned academia for the life-and-death clarity of police work, a way to live with the demons he brought home from the war. But Hanson knows that justice requires more than simply enforcing the penal code. He believes in becoming a part of the community he serves --- which is why, unlike most officers, he chooses to live in the same town where he works. Befriending drug dealers and falling in love, every day --- every shift --- tests Hanson’s boundaries between the man he wants to be and the officer of the law he's required to be. When an off-duty shooting prompts an internal investigation, Hanson must finally face who he is, and which side of the law he really belongs on.

I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Written by Michelle McNamara with an introduction by Gillian Flynn and an afterword by Patton Oswalt - Nonfiction, True Crime

Harper | 9780062319784 | Published February 27, 2018

For more than 10 years, a mysterious and violent predator committed 50 sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated 10 sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK --- the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death --- offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth.

My Name Is Venus Black by Heather Lloyd - Crime, Family Life, Fiction, Love & Romance, Mental Health

The Dial Press | 9780399592188 | Published February 27, 2018

Venus Black is a straitlaced A student --- until the night she commits a shocking crime that tears her family apart and ignites a media firestorm. She refuses to talk about what happened or why, except to blame her mother. Adding to the mystery, Venus’s developmentally challenged younger brother, Leo, goes missing. More than five years later, she is released from prison with a suitcase of used clothes, a fake identity and a determination to escape her painful past. Estranged from her mother, and with her beloved brother still missing, Venus sets out to make a fresh start in Seattle. But as new people enter her orbit --- including a romantic interest and a young girl who seems like a mirror image of her former lost self --- old wounds resurface, and Venus realizes that she can’t find a future while she’s running from her past.

One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together by Amy Bass - Biography, Culture, Inspirational, Racism, Social Issues, Sports

Hachette Books | 9780316396547 | Published February 27, 2018

When thousands of Somali refugees resettled in Lewiston, Maine, a struggling, overwhelmingly white town, longtime residents grew uneasy. Then the mayor wrote a letter asking Somalis to stop coming, which became a national story. While scandal threatened to subsume the town, its high school's soccer coach integrated Somali kids onto his team, and their passion began to heal old wounds. Taking readers behind the tumult of this controversial team --- and onto the pitch where the teammates vied to become state champions and achieved a vital sense of understanding --- ONE GOAL is a timely story about overcoming the prejudices that divide us.

The Bad Daughter by Joy Fielding - Crime, Family, Fatherhood, Fiction, Friendship, Suspense, Thriller, Tragedy

Ballantine Books | 9780399181528 | Published February 27, 2018

A voice mail from her estranged sister, Melanie, sends Robin’s heart racing and her mind spiraling in a full-blown panic attack: their father, his second wife and his stepdaughter have been shot --- likely in a home invasion --- and are in critical condition. It’s been more than five years since Robin turned her back on her father when he married her best friend and said goodbye to her hometown of Red Bluff, California, to become a therapist. Yet now she must return to the family she left behind. As she attempts to mend fences while her father clings to life, Robin begins to wonder if there is more to the tragedy than a botched burglary attempt. It seems that everyone --- Melanie, her nephew, her absent brother and even Tara, her father’s wife --- has something to hide. And someone may have put them all in grave danger.

The Hush by John Hart - Fiction, Friendship, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250012302 | Published February 27, 2018

It’s been 10 years since the events that changed Johnny Merrimon’s life and rocked his hometown to the core. Since then, Johnny has fought to maintain his privacy, but books have been written of his exploits; the fascination remains. Living alone on 6,000 acres of once-sacred land, Johnny’s only connection to normal life is his old friend, Jack. They’re not boys anymore, but the bonds remain. What they shared. What they lost. But Jack sees danger in the wild places Johnny calls home; he senses darkness and hunger, an intractable intent. Johnny will discuss none of it, but there are the things he knows, the things he can do. A lesser friend might accept such abilities as a gift, but Jack has felt what moves in the swamp: the cold of it, the unspeakable fear.

The Neighborhood written by Mario Vargas Llosa and translated by Edith Grossman - Crime, Culture, Fiction, Literary, Politics, Relationships, Sex, Thriller

Farrar, Straus & Giroux | 9780374155124 | Published February 27, 2018

In the 1990s, during the turbulent, corrupt years of Alberto Fujimori’s presidency, two wealthy couples of Lima’s high society are sucked into a vortex of erotic adventures and politically driven blackmail. One day Enrique, a high-profile businessman, receives a visit from Rolando Garro, the editor of a notorious magazine that specializes in salacious exposés. Garro presents Enrique with lewd pictures from an old business trip and demands that he invest in the magazine. Enrique refuses, and the next day the pictures are on the front page. Meanwhile, Enrique’s wife is in the midst of a passionate, secret affair with the wife of Enrique’s lawyer and best friend. When Garro shows up murdered, the couples are thrown into a whirlwind of navigating Peru’s unspoken laws and customs, while the staff of the magazine embark on their greatest exposé yet.

Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir by John Banville - Architecture, Autobiography, Culture, Memoir, Nonfiction, Politics

Knopf | 9781524732837 | Published February 27, 2018

Born and bred in a small town a train ride away from Dublin, John Banville saw the city as a place of enchantment when he was a child, a birthday treat, the place where his beloved, eccentric aunt lived. And though, when he came of age and took up residence there, and the city became a frequent backdrop for his dissatisfactions, it remained in some part of his memory as fascinating as it had been to his seven-year-old self. And as he guides us around the city, delighting in its cultural, architectural, political and social history, he interweaves the memories that are attached to particular places and moments. The result is both a wonderfully idiosyncratic tour of Dublin, and a tender yet powerful ode to a formative time and place for the artist as a young man.

Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone - Animals , Fiction, Horror

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781501125102 | Published February 27, 2018

The world is on the brink of apocalypse. Zero Day has come.The only thing more terrifying than millions of spiders is the realization that those spiders work as one. But among the government, there is dissent: do we try to kill all of the spiders, or do we gamble on Professor Guyer’s theory that we need to kill only the queens? For President Stephanie Pilgrim, it’s an easy answer. She’s gone as far as she can --- more than two dozen American cities hit with tactical nukes, the country torn asunder --- and the only answer is to believe in Professor Guyer. Unfortunately, Ben Broussard and the military men who follow him don’t agree, and Pilgrim, Guyer, and the loyal members of the government have to flee, leaving the question: what’s more dangerous, the spiders or ourselves?

Paperback

Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250107619 | Published February 6, 2018

Three years into their marriage, Violet and Finn have a wonderful little boy. Life is good, and Violet can’t believe her luck. So no one is more surprised than she when Finn leaves her at the beach and takes their son with him. Violet is suddenly in her own worst nightmare, and faced with the knowledge that the man she’s shared her life with, she never really knew at all. Caitlin and Finn have been best friends for the longest time. But when Finn shows up on Caitlin’s doorstep with the son he’s wanted for kidnapping, demands that she hide them from the authorities, and threatens to reveal a secret that could destroy her own family if she doesn’t, Caitlin faces an impossible choice.

The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard - Careers, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science, Social Issues

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062666710 | Published February 6, 2018

In November 1944, 18-year-old June Walker arrives at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where hundreds of other young girls operate massive machines whose purpose is never explained. They know they are helping to win the war, but must ask no questions and reveal nothing to outsiders. June longs to know more and begins an affair with Sam Cantor, a young Jewish physicist who understands the end goal only too well. Across town, African-American construction worker Joe Brewer knows nothing of the government’s plans, only that his new job pays enough to make it worth leaving his family behind for now. But a breach in security will intertwine his fate with June’s search for answers. When the bombing of Hiroshima brings the truth about Oak Ridge into focus, June must confront her ideals about loyalty, patriotism and war itself.

The Missing Wife by Sheila O'Flanagan - Fiction, Lifestyles , Marriage, Women's Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538760543 | Published February 6, 2018

When Imogen Naughton vanishes, everyone who knows her is shocked. She has a perfect marriage. Her handsome husband treats her like a princess. She's always said how lucky she is. So why has she left? And how will she survive without Vince? What goes on behind closed doors is often a surprise, and Imogen surprises herself by taking the leap she knows she must. But as she begins her journey to find the woman she once was, Imogen's past is right behind her. Will it catch up with her? And will she be ready to face it if it does?

Things to Do When It's Raining by Marissa Stapley - Family, Fiction, Loss, Love & Romance, Mental Health, Women's Fiction

Graydon House | 9781525899010 | Published February 6, 2018

Mae Summers has it all: a loving fiancé, a job at his flourishing company and a beautiful New York City apartment. But Mae’s life shatters when she wakes up one morning to discover him gone and the company in shambles. There’s only one place to go: Alexandria Bay, the upstate New York town where she was raised by her grandparents. Not all is right in Alex Bay: Mae finds her grandmother struggling with dementia, separated from Mae’s grandfather thanks to a terrible secret she never meant to reveal. She also finds Gabe, her childhood best friend who became the love of her young life --- now a handsome if brooding adult, working through a private trauma that still haunts him. A lifetime of secrets stands in the way of Mae and her family’s happiness. Home may be where the heart is, but sometimes it takes equal parts love, forgiveness and will to mend that heart.

Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers by Sara Ackerman - Family, Fiction, Food, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Loss, Love & Romance, Military

Mira | 9780778319214 | Published February 13, 2018

Hawaii, 1944. Violet Iverson and her young daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives together one year after the disappearance of her husband. As rumors and questions rise, Violet believes Ella knows something, yet she is stubbornly silent. Something --- or someone --- has scared her. And with the island overrun by troops training for a secret mission, tension and suspicion between neighbors is rising. Violet bands together with her close friends to open a pie stand near the military base, offering the soldiers a little homemade comfort. Try as she might, Violet can’t ignore her attraction to the brash marine who comes to her aid when the women are accused of spying. Desperate to discover the truth about her husband, while keeping her friends and daughter safe, Violet is torn by guilt, fear and longing as she faces losing everything. Again.

Look for Her by Emily Winslow - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062572585 | Published February 13, 2018

Lilling might seem like an idyllic English village, but it’s home to a dark history. In 1976, a teenage girl named Annalise Wood disappeared; though her body was later discovered, the culprit was not. Decades later, Annalise maintains a perverse kind of celebrity, and is still the focus of grief, speculation, and for one young woman, a disturbing, escalating jealousy. When DNA linked to the Annalise murder unexpectedly surfaces, cold case detective Morris Keene and his former partner, Chloe Frohmann, hope to finally bring closure to this traumatized community. But the new evidence instead undoes the case's only certainty: the buried body that had long ago been confidently identified as Annalise may be someone else entirely, and instead of answers, the investigators face only new puzzles.

Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Sourcebooks Landmark | 9781492656500 | Published February 13, 2018

At 14, Alice Hill was viciously attacked by two of her classmates and left to die. The teens claim she was a sacrifice for a man called Mister Tender, but that could never be true: Mister Tender doesn't exist. His sinister character is pop-culture fiction, nothing more. Over a decade later, Alice has changed her name and is trying to heal. But someone is watching her. They know more about Alice than any stranger: her scars, her fears and the secrets she keeps locked away. She can try to escape her past, but he is never far behind.