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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.

September 2018

Hardcover

Husk by Dave Zeltserman - Fiction, Horror

Severn House Publishers | 9780727888020 | Published September 1, 2018

Charlie is a Husker on the prowl in the New Hampshire wilderness when he falls in love with one of them: a girl named Jill. Loving Jill means leaving the Husk clan, with its gruesome cannibalistic rituals, and that will be far more difficult --- and dangerous --- than Charlie could have foreseen. It’s only in New York City that the secret to ending his terrible cravings may reveal itself --- if it doesn’t kill him and everything he has grown to love first.

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062856791 | Published September 4, 2018

Lisa lives for her daughter Ava, her job and her best friend Marilyn. But when a handsome client shows an interest in her, Lisa starts daydreaming about sharing her life with him, too. Maybe she’s ready now. Maybe it's time to let her terrifying secret past go. However, when her daughter rescues a boy from drowning and their pictures are all over the news, Lisa's world explodes. As she finds everything she has built threatened, and not knowing who she can trust, it's up to Lisa to face her past in order to save what she holds dear. But someone has been pulling all their strings and is determined to see Lisa and Ava suffer. Because long ago Lisa broke a promise. And some promises aren't meant to be broken.

Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250193162 | Published September 4, 2018

Born into bondage on a “miserable tobacco farm” in Little Dixie, Missouri, Cathy Williams’ chance at freedom presents itself with the arrival of Union general Phillip Henry “Smash ‘em Up” Sheridan, the outcast of West Point who takes the rawboned, prideful young woman into service. At war’s end, having tasted freedom, Cathy refuses to return to servitude and makes the monumental decision to disguise herself as a man and join the Army’s legendary Buffalo Soldiers. Alone now in the ultimate man’s world, Cathy not only must fight for her survival and freedom, she also vows to never give up on finding her mother, her little sister, and the love of the only man strong enough to win her heart.

Death at Whitewater Church: An Inishowen Mystery by Andrea Carter - Fiction, Mystery

Oceanview Publishing | 9781608093021 | Published September 4, 2018

When a skeleton is discovered in the hidden crypt of a deconsecrated church, everyone is convinced the bones must be those of Conor Devitt, a local man who went missing on his wedding day six years previously. But the postmortem reveals otherwise. Solicitor Benedicta “Ben” O’Keeffe is acting for the owners of the church. Although an unwelcome face from her past makes her reluctant to get involved, when Conor’s brother dies in strange circumstances shortly after coming to see her, she finds herself drawn in to the mystery. Whose is the skeleton in the crypt, and how did it get there? Is Conor Devitt still alive, and if so, is there a link? What happened on the morning of his wedding to make him disappear?

Depth of Winter: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson - Fiction, Mystery

Viking | 9780525522478 | Published September 4, 2018

Welcome to Walt Longmire's worst nightmare. In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, DEPTH OF WINTER, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the 110-degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

Every Day Is Extra by John Kerry - Memoir, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501178955 | Published September 4, 2018

EVERY DAY IS EXTRA is John Kerry’s candid personal story. A Yale graduate, Kerry enlisted in the US Navy in 1966 and served in Vietnam. He returned home highly decorated but disillusioned, and testified powerfully before Congress as a young veteran opposed to the war. A five-term US senator, Kerry was the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and came within one state of winning. He returned to the Senate, chaired the Foreign Relations Committee, and succeeded Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in 2013. In that position he tried to find peace in the Middle East; dealt with the Syrian civil war while combating ISIS; and negotiated the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement.

Field of Bones: A Brady Novel of Suspense by J.A. Jance - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062657572 | Published September 4, 2018

This time Sheriff Joanna Brady may expect to see her maternity leave through to completion, but the world has other plans when a serial homicide case surfaces in her beloved Cochise County. Rather than staying home with her newborn and losing herself in the cold cases to be found in her father’s long-unread diaries, Joanna finds herself overseeing a complex investigation involving multiple jurisdictions.

Foe by Iain Reid - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781501127427 | Published September 4, 2018

Junior and Henrietta live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with alarming news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm...very far away. The most unusual part? Arrangements already have been made so that when he leaves, Henrietta won't have a chance to miss him, because she won't be left alone --- not even for a moment. Henrietta will have company. Familiar company.

Gold Dust: A Red River Mystery by Reavis Z. Wortham - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464209611 | Published September 4, 2018

As the 1960s draw to a close, the rural northeast Texas community of Center Springs is visited by two nondescript government men in dark suits and shades. Their delivery of a mysterious microscopic payload called Gold Dust from a hired crop duster coincides with 14-year-old Pepper Parker's discovery of an ancient gold coin in her dad's possession. Her adolescent trick played on a greedy adult results in the only gold rush in north Texas history. Add in modern-day cattle-rustlers and murderers, and Center Springs is once again the bull's-eye in a deadly target. The biological agent deemed benign by the CIA has unexpected repercussions, putting Pepper's near-twin cousin, Top, at death's door.

In His Father's Footsteps by Danielle Steel - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780399179266 | Published September 4, 2018

When U.S. troops occupy Germany, friends Jakob and Emmanuelle are saved from the terrible fate of so many in the camps. With the help of sponsors, they make their way to New York. In order not to be separated, they allow their friendship to blossom into love and marriage, and start a new life on the Lower East Side. Decades later, Jakob has achieved success in the diamond business, invested in real estate in New York, and shown his son, Max, that America is truly the land of opportunity. Max chooses a perfect bride to start the perfect American family. But after the birth of children, and with a failing marriage, he can no longer deny that his wife is not the woman he thought she was.

John Woman by Walter Mosley - Fiction

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802128416 | Published September 4, 2018

At 12 years old, Cornelius, the son of an Italian-American woman and an older black man from Mississippi named Herman, secretly takes over his father’s job at a silent film theater in New York’s East Village. Five years later, following his father’s death and his mother’s disappearance, Cornelius sets about reinventing himself --- as Professor John Woman, a man who will spread Herman’s teachings into the classrooms of his unorthodox southwestern university and beyond. But there are other individuals who are attempting to influence the narrative of John Woman and who might know something about the facts of his hidden past.

Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart - Fiction, Humor, Satire

Random House | 9780812997415 | Published September 4, 2018

Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded, and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge-fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his three-year-old son’s diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart. Meanwhile, his super-smart wife, Seema --- a driven first-generation American who craved the picture-perfect life that comes with wealth --- has her own demons to face.

Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781501177361 | Published September 4, 2018

There is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. Ten years ago, a man and his son trekked into this wilderness and never returned. They were presumed dead until a decade later when the son appeared. He was violent and uncommunicative and sent to a psychiatric facility. Maya Stark, the assistant language therapist, is charged with making a connection with him, but he refuses to answer questions about his father or the last 10 years of his life. As she’s drawn closer to her high-profile patient, she’ll risk everything to reunite him with his father who has disappeared from the known world.

Leverage in Death by J. D. Robb - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250161567 | Published September 4, 2018

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the 9am meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter --- but what was the motive of the masked men? With the help of her billionaire husband Roarke, Eve must determine whether the root of this crime lies in simple sabotage, or something far more complex and twisted.

Moving Targets: A Cal Claxton Oregon Mystery by Warren C. Easley - Fiction, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464211300 | Published September 4, 2018

Cal Claxton’s new client is the adopted daughter of a Portland power couple famed for their real estate development firm and charitable work. Sculptor Angela Wingate and her recently widowed mother, Margaret, had grown close after years of estrangement. A grieving Angela is hesitant but nonetheless determined to learn if Margaret's recent death was a hit-and-run or something more --- like murder. As the ever-curious Cal begins to poke the principal players at Wingate Properties and to question Margaret's will, links surface between a lucrative riverfront project and a ruthless Russian ring. With a possible deadly foreign assassin in play, the threat level rises and the body count starts to grow.

Not Our Kind by Kitty Zeldis - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper | 9780062844231 | Published September 4, 2018

Two years after the end of World War II, a minor traffic accident brings together Eleanor Moskowitz and Patricia Bellamy. Eleanor, a teacher and recent Vassar graduate, needs a job. Patricia’s difficult 13-year-old daughter Margaux, recovering from polio, needs a private tutor. Though she feels out of place in the Bellamys’ rarefied and elegant Park Avenue milieu, Eleanor forms an instant bond with Margaux. Invited to keep Margaux company at the Bellamys’ country home, Eleanor meets Patricia’s unreliable, bohemian brother, Tom. The spark between them is instant and intense. As the summer wears on, the two women’s friendship grows. Until a line is crossed, and both Eleanor and Patricia will have to make important decisions --- choices that will reverberate through their lives.

Paris in the Dark: A Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller by Robert Olen Butler - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802128379 | Published September 4, 2018

World War I is raging across Europe, but Woodrow Wilson has kept Americans out of the trenches --- though that hasn’t stopped young men and women from crossing the Atlantic to volunteer at the front. Christopher “Kit” Cobb, a Chicago reporter with a second job as undercover agent for the U.S. government, is officially in Paris doing a story on American ambulance drivers, but his intelligence handler, James Polk Trask, soon broadens his mission. City-dwelling civilians are meeting death by dynamite in a new string of bombings, and the German-speaking Kit seems just the man to figure out who is behind them. But there are elements in this pursuit that will test Kit to the very limits of his principles, wits and talents for survival.

People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins - Fiction, Poetry

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781481442930 | Published September 4, 2018

A gun is sold in the classifieds after killing a spouse, bought by a teenager for needed protection. But which was it? Each has the incentive to pick up a gun, to fire it. Was it Rand or Cami, married teenagers with a young son? Was it Silas or Ashlyn, members of a white supremacist youth organization? Daniel, who fears retaliation because of his race, who possessively clings to Grace, the love of his life? Or Noelle, who lost everything after a devastating accident, and has sunk quietly into depression? One tense week brings all six people into close contact in a town wrought with political and personal tensions. Someone will fire. And someone will die. But who?

Ponti by Sharlene Teo - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501173110 | Published September 4, 2018

“I am Miss Frankenstein, I am the bottom of the bell curve.” So declares Szu, a teenager living in a dark, dank house on a Singapore cul-de-sac, at the beginning of PONTI. Friendless and fatherless, Szu lives in the shadow of her mother Amisa, once a beautiful actress --- who gained fame for her portrayal of a ghost --- and now a hack medium performing séances with her sister in a rusty house. When Szu meets the privileged, acid-tongued Circe, an unlikely encounter develops into a fraught friendship that will haunt them both for decades to come.

Promised Land: A Novel of Israel by Martin Fletcher - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250118820 | Published September 4, 2018

Fourteen-year-old Peter is sent west to America to escape the growing horror of Nazi Germany. But his younger brother, Arie, and their entire family are sent east to the death camps. Only Arie survives. The brothers reunite in the nascent Jewish state, where Arie becomes a businessman and one of the richest men in Israel, while Peter becomes a top Mossad agent heading some of Israel’s most vital espionage operations. But they also fall in love with the same woman, Tamara, a lonely Jewish refugee from Cairo. And over the next two decades, as their new homeland faces extraordinary obstacles that could destroy it, the brothers’ intrigues and jealousies threaten to tear their new lives apart.

Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father by Stephen Fried - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Crown | 9780804140065 | Published September 4, 2018

In the summer of 1776, 56 men put their quills to a dangerous document they called the Declaration of Independence. Among them was a 30-year-old doctor named Benjamin Rush. One of the youngest signatories, he was also, among stiff competition, one of the most visionary. A brilliant physician and writer, Rush was known as the “American Hippocrates” for pioneering national healthcare and revolutionizing treatment of mental illness and addiction. Yet medicine is only part of his legacy. Dr. Rush was both a progressive thorn in the side of the American political establishment --- a vocal opponent of slavery, capital punishment, and prejudice by race, religion or gender --- and close friends with its most prominent leaders.

Secret Undertaking: A Buryin' Barry Mystery by Mark de Castrique - Fiction, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464210358 | Published September 4, 2018

When funeral director and part-time deputy sheriff Barry Clayton and his childhood nemesis, Archie Donovan, Jr., unite to create a fundraising float in Gainesboro's annual Apple Festival Parade, everything goes wrong. First, the Grand Marshal, NC Secretary of Agriculture Graham James, is attacked by a gunman and Barry's Uncle Wayne is critically wounded in the melee. The assailant is killed. Then, when the body of a convenience store owner is discovered less than an hour later with the gunman's food stamp card in his wallet, the case escalates. Two men are dead. What is the connection? Barry and Sheriff Tommy Lee Wadkins swiftly learn that their small town offers no protection against big-time crime.

Small Fry: A Memoir by Lisa Brennan-Jobs - Memoir, Nonfiction

Grove Press | 9780802128232 | Published September 4, 2018

Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents --- artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs --- Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be. SMALL FRY is Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ poignant story of childhood and growing up.

Lake Success (Audiobook) written by Gary Shteyngart, read by Arthur Morey and Soneela Nankani - Fiction, Humor, Satire

Random House Audio | 9781101923122 | Published September 4, 2018

Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded, and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge-fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his three-year-old son’s diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart. Meanwhile, his super-smart wife, Seema --- a driven first-generation American who craved the picture-perfect life that comes with wealth --- has her own demons to face.

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth (Audiobook) written and read by Sarah Smarsh - Memoir, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster Audio | 9781508267409 | Published September 18, 2018

During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and ’90s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country and examine the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less. Her personal history affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, families and communities, and she explores this idea as lived experience, metaphor and level of consciousness.