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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.

July 2018


1968: Radical Protest and Its Enemies by Richard Vinen - History, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062458742 | Published July 3, 2018

The year 1968 saw an extraordinary range of protests across much of the western world. Some of these were genuinely revolutionary --- around 10 million French workers went on strike and the whole state teetered on the brink of collapse. Others were more easily contained, but had profound longer-term implications --- terrorist groups, feminist collectives and gay rights activists could all trace important roots to 1968. 1968 is a striking and original attempt half a century later to show how these events, which in some ways still seem so current, stemmed from histories and societies that are in practice now extraordinarily remote from our own time.

City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai by Paul French - History, Nonfiction

Picador | 9781250170583 | Published July 3, 2018

1930s Shanghai was a haven for outlaws from all over the world: a place where pasts could be forgotten, fascism and communism outrun, names invented, and fortunes made --- and lost. “Lucky” Jack Riley was the most notorious of those outlaws. An ex–U.S. Navy boxing champion, he escaped from prison and rose to become the Slots King of Shanghai. “Dapper” Joe Farren --- a Jewish boy who fled Vienna’s ghetto --- ruled the nightclubs. In 1940, Lucky Jack and Dapper Joe bestrode the Shanghai Badlands like kings, while all around the Solitary Island was poverty, starvation and war. They thought they ruled Shanghai, but the city had other ideas. This is the story of their rise to power, their downfall, and the trail of destruction left in their wake.

Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Scribner | 9781501170065 | Published July 3, 2018

London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is Doing Her Bit for the war effort, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy sees an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly seem achievable. But the job turns out to be working as a typist for the fierce and renowned advice columnist, Henrietta Bird. Emmy is disappointed, but gamely bucks up and buckles down. Mrs. Bird is very clear: letters containing any Unpleasantness must go straight in the bin. But when Emmy reads poignant notes from women who may have Gone Too Far with the wrong men, or who can’t bear to let their children be evacuated, she is unable to resist responding.

Eagle & Crane by Suzanne Rindell - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399184291 | Published July 3, 2018

Louis Thorn and Haruto "Harry" Yamada --- Eagle and Crane --- are the star attractions of Earl Shaw's Flying Circus, a daredevil flying act that traverses Depression-era California. When Louis and Harry become aerial stuntmen, they're both drawn to Shaw's smart and appealing stepdaughter, Ava Brooks. When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and one of Shaw's planes mysteriously crashes and two charred bodies are discovered in it, authorities conclude that the victims were Harry and his father, Kenichi, who had escaped from a Japanese internment camp they had been sent to by the federal government. To the local sheriff, the situation is open and shut. But to the lone FBI agent assigned to the case, the details don't add up.

Fear on Four Paws: A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir by Clea Simon - Fiction, Mystery, Noir

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464211072 | Published July 3, 2018

When Pru Marlowe is called to a forest clearing to help with an illegally trapped bear, she finds a colleague passed out drunk, his pet ferret locked in his truck. When one of her old running buddies turns up dead and then the town's pampered pets begin to disappear, Pru can't tell if her colleague is involved. The offer of a job --- and maybe something more --- from a hunky warden only complicates Pru's life as she goes on her rounds between her small Berkshires hometown and the woods that lie beyond. And although her crotchety tabby, Wallis, would have her make some changes in what has become a familiar routine, Pru knows her special skills set her apart as the only one who can shed light on these crimes --- and save the animals at risk.

It All Falls Down by Sheena Kamal - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062565778 | Published July 3, 2018

When Nora Watts’ father killed himself, she denied her grief and carried on with her life. Then a chance encounter with a veteran who knew him raises disturbing questions Nora can’t ignore --- and dark emotions she can’t control. To make her peace with the past, she has to confront it. Meanwhile, former police detective turned private investigator Jon Brazuca is looking into the overdose death of a billionaire’s mistress. His search uncovers a ruthless opiate ring and a startling connection to Nora, the infuriatingly distant woman he’d once tried to befriend. Focused on the mysterious events of her father’s past and the clues they provide to her own fractured identity and that of her estranged daughter, Nora may not be able to see the danger heading her way until it’s too late.

Rip the Angels from Heaven by David Krugler - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Pegasus Books | 9781681777788 | Published July 3, 2018

Washington, DC, 1945. Lieutenant Ellis Voigt of the Office of Naval Intelligence is desperate to keep the secrets that threaten his life. The war overseas is going well for America, but Voigt can’t escape a web of double-agents and undercover spies who follow his every move. The FBI suspects that he is the communist who murdered a Naval officer in a Washington back alley. The Soviets believe he’s holding back information from their contacts, and they’re willing to use any means necessary to extract it. When Voigt is sent to New Mexico on a secret mission to identify a Soviet spy, he is tailed by both the FBI and the Russians, and is running out of people he can trust.

Safe Houses by Dan Fesperman - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Knopf | 9780525520191 | Published July 3, 2018

West Berlin, 1979. Helen Abell oversees the CIA's network of safe houses. Her world is upended when, during her routine inspection of an agency property, she overhears a meeting between two people unfamiliar to her speaking a coded language that hints at shadowy realities far beyond her comprehension. Before the day is out, she witnesses a second unauthorized encounter, one that will place her in the sight lines of the most ruthless and powerful man at the agency. Her attempts to expose the dark truths about what she has witnessed will bring about repercussions that reach across decades and continents into the present day when a young man is arrested for the double murder of his parents, and his sister takes it upon herself to find out why he did it.

Spymaster by Brad Thor - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781476789415 | Published July 3, 2018

Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. In the balance hang the ingredients for all-out war. With his mentor out of the game, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must take on the role he has spent his career avoiding. But, as with everything else he does, he intends to rewrite the rules --- all of them.

The Banker's Wife by Cristina Alger - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735218451 | Published July 3, 2018

On an early morning in November, a couple boards a private plane bound for Geneva, flying into a storm. Soon after, it simply drops off the radar, and its wreckage is later uncovered in the Alps. Among the disappeared is Matthew Werner, a banking insider at Swiss United, a powerful offshore bank. His young widow, Annabel, is left grappling with the secrets he left behind. As she begins a desperate search for answers, she determines that Matthew's death was no accident. Ambitious society journalist Marina Tourneau uncovers information that implicates some of the most powerful men in the financial world. The story could also be the answer to Annabel's heartbreaking search --- if Marina chooses to publish it.

The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness: A Memoir by Graham Caveney - Memoir, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501165962 | Published July 3, 2018

Raised in a small town in the north of England known primarily for its cotton mills, football team and deep roots in the “Respectable Working Class,” Graham Caveney armed himself against the confusing nature of adolescence with a thick accent, a copy of Kafka, and a record collection including the likes of the Buzzcocks and Joy Division. All three provided him the opportunity to escape, even if just in mind, beyond his small-town borders. But, when those passions are noticed and preyed upon by a mentor, everything changes. Now, as an adult, Caveney attempts to reconcile his past and present, coming to grips with both the challenges and wonder of adolescence, music and literature.

The Chairman's Toys by Graham Reed - Fiction, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464211089 | Published July 3, 2018

After Jake Constable quits the drug business, his realtor/ex-wife, Nina, gets him a job as a housesitter for her wealthy clients. Jake celebrates by throwing a party in the mansion he was hired to look after. Unfortunately, the guest list gets out of hand, leaving Jake to contend with a hallucinogenic vitamin-dispensing yogi, a dead guy in the bathroom, and The Norwegian --- a criminal force of nature with a grudge against Jake. The situation threatens to become an international incident when Nina's powerbroker uncle and two secret agents from China show up to turn the screws on Jake. Soon after that, his friends start disappearing.

The Dying of the Light by Robert Goolrick - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper | 9780062678225 | Published July 3, 2018

The daughter of Virginia gentry, Diana Cooke knew early that her parents had only one asset: their stately house, Saratoga, the largest in the commonwealth. Though they are land-rich, the Cookes do not have the means to sustain the estate. Without a wealthy husband, Diana will lose the mansion that has been the heart and soul of her family for five generations. The mysterious Captain Copperton is an outsider with no bloodline but plenty of cash, yet he is cruel as well as vulgar. Diana’s union with Copperton is brief and gives her a son she adores. But when her handsome, charming Ashton, now grown, returns to Saratoga with his college roommate, the real scandal and tragedy begins.

The Intermission by Elyssa Friedland - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Berkley | 9780399586866 | Published July 3, 2018

After five long years, the unshakable confidence Cass Coyne felt as a bride is gone. But her husband, Jonathan, is still smitten. So it comes as a complete shock to Jonathan when Cass suddenly requests a marital "intermission": a six-month separation during which they'll decide if the comfortable life they've built is still the one they both want. Aside from a monthly custodial exchange of their beloved dog, contact will be limited. But as the months pass, they begin to see that calculated silences just like these have helped to drive them apart --- and that it may finally be time to confront the blistering secrets they've been avoiding.

The King's Witch by Tracy Borman - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802127884 | Published July 3, 2018

In March of 1603, as she helps to nurse the dying Queen Elizabeth of England, Frances Gorges dreams of her parents’ country estate. She is happy to stay at home when King James of Scotland succeeds to the throne. But when her ambitious uncle forcibly brings Frances to the royal palace, she is a ready target for the twisted scheming of the Privy Seal, Lord Cecil. As a dark campaign to destroy both King and Parliament gathers pace, culminating in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, Frances is surrounded by danger, finding happiness only with the King’s precocious young daughter --- and, with Tom Wintour, the one courtier she feels she can trust. But is he all that he seems?

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9781524743079 | Published July 3, 2018

Two Truths and a Lie. Vivian, Natalie, Allison and first-time camper Emma Davis played it all the time in their cabin at Camp Nightingale. But the games ended the night Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin into the darkness. Now a rising star in the New York art scene, Emma is asked to return to the newly reopened camp as a painting instructor. Seeing an opportunity to find out what really happened to her friends all those years ago, she agrees. Emma is assigned to the same cabin she slept in as a teenager, and cryptic clues that Vivian left behind about the camp's twisted origins begin surfacing. As she digs deeper, Emma finds herself sorting through lies from the past while facing mysterious threats in the present.

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

HarperTeen | 9780062660251 | Published July 3, 2018

Romy Silvers never knew how isolating the universe could be until her parents' tragic deaths left her alone on The Infinity, a spaceship speeding away from Earth. Romy tries to make the best of her lonely situation, but with only brief messages from her therapist on Earth to keep her company, she can't help but feel like something is missing. It seems like a dream come true when NASA alerts her that another ship, The Eternity, will be joining The Infinity. Romy begins exchanging messages with J, the commander of The Eternity, and their friendship breathes new life into her world. But as The Eternity gets closer, Romy learns there's more to J's mission than she could have imagined.

The Night Ferry: A Konrad Simonsen Thriller by Lotte Hammer and Soren Hammer - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781635571622 | Published July 3, 2018

Sixteen children and four adults are killed in a devastating boat crash in Copenhagen. Detective Chief Superintendent Konrad Simonsen is called in, only to discover that this was no accident and that one of the passengers has a very personal connection to the homicide team. Reeling from this revelation and not knowing who to trust, Simonsen follows a trail that eventually leads him to Bosnia and a network of criminal misconduct. All evidence points towards one shady figure: a high-ranking army specialist with a suspicious past. But the more Simonsen digs, the further the truth slips from his grasp.

What to Read and Why by Francine Prose - Essays, Literary Criticism, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062397867 | Published July 3, 2018

In an age defined by hyper-connectivity and constant stimulation, Francine Prose makes a compelling case for the solitary act of reading and the great enjoyment it brings. WHAT TO READ AND WHY includes selections culled from Prose’s previous essays, reviews and introductions, combined with new, never-before-published pieces that focus on her favorite works of fiction and nonfiction, on works by masters of the short story, and even on books by photographers like Diane Arbus.

White Hot Grief Parade: A Memoir by Alexandra Silber - Memoir, Nonfiction

Pegasus Books | 9781681777641 | Published July 3, 2018

Alexandra “Al” Silber seems to have everything. But when her beloved father dies after a decade-long battle with cancer when she is just a teenager, it feels like the end of everything. Lost in grief, Al and her mother hardly know where to begin with the rest of their lives. Into this grieving house burst Al’s three friends from theatre camp, determined to help out as only drama students know how --- and they’re moving in for the duration. Over the course of that winter, the now five-strong household will do battle with everything Death can throw at them. They will learn (almost) everything about love and will eventually return to the world, altered in different ways by their time in a home by a river.

White River Burning: A Dave Gurney Novel by John Verdon - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Counterpoint | 9781640090637 | Published July 3, 2018

Tensions have been running high in White River as it approaches the anniversary of a fatal shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer. In the midst of the turmoil, a White River police officer is shot dead by an unknown sniper, and local authorities approach Dave Gurney to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting. More killings occur in what appears to be an escalating sequence of retaliations. But when Gurney questions the true nature of all this bloodshed, his involvement is suddenly terminated. Despite intense opposition from the police, as well as from dangerous fanatics lurking in the shadows, he begins to uncover an astonishing structure of deception.

A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250121318 | Published July 10, 2018

When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident, but when the body of 18-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside --- burned alive --- Kate suspects murder. Who would want a well-liked, hardworking young Amish man dead? Kate delves into the investigation only to find herself stonewalled by the community to which she once belonged. Is their silence a result of the Amish tenet of separation? Or is this peaceful and deeply religious community conspiring to hide a truth no one wants to talk about?

A Terrible Country by Keith Gessen - Fiction

Viking | 9780735221314 | Published July 10, 2018

Andrei Kaplan leaves New York to care for his ailing grandmother in Moscow. He learns to navigate Putin’s Moscow, still the city of his birth, but with more expensive coffee. Over the course of the year, his grandmother’s health declines, and his feelings of dislocation from both Russia and America deepen. Andrei knows he must reckon with his future and make choices that will determine his life and fate. When he becomes entangled with a group of leftists, Andrei’s politics and his allegiances are tested, and he is forced to come to terms with the Russian society he was born into and the American one he has enjoyed since he was a kid.

All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062796707 | Published July 10, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Charlie still struggles with the dark legacy of her family name and the mystery surrounding her mother’s disappearance 10 years earlier. Determined to finally let go of the past, she throws herself into life at Knollwood, the prestigious New England school she attends. Charlie has been tapped by the A’s, the school’s elite secret society well known for terrorizing the faculty, administration and their enemies. To become a member of the A’s, Charlie must play The Game, a semester-long, diabolical high-stakes scavenger hunt. As the dark events of past and present converge, Charlie begins to fear that she may not survive the terrible truth about her family, her school and her own life.

An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim - Fiction

Touchstone | 9781501192555 | Published July 10, 2018

America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. When Frank catches the virus, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him, even if it means risking everything. She agrees to a radical plan. If she signs up for a one-way trip into the future to work as a bonded laborer, the company will pay for the life-saving treatment Frank needs. Polly promises to meet Frank again in Galveston, Texas, where she will arrive in 12 years. But when Polly is re-routed an extra five years into the future, Frank is nowhere to be found. Alone in a changed and divided America, Polly must navigate a new life and find a way to locate Frank, to discover if he is alive, and if their love has endured.