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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

Katerina by James Frey - Fiction

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781982101442 | Published September 11, 2018

KATERINA is a sweeping love story alternating between 1992 Paris and Los Angeles in 2018. At its center are a young writer and a young model on the verge of fame --- both reckless, impulsive, addicted and deeply in love. Twenty-five years later, the writer is rich, famous and numb, and he wants to drive his car into a tree, when he receives an anonymous message that draws him back to the life, and possibly the love, he abandoned years prior.

Lies by T. M. Logan - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250182265 | Published September 11, 2018

Six days ago, Joe Lynch was a happily married man, a devoted father, and a respected teacher living in a well-to-do London suburb. But that was before he spotted his wife’s car entering a hotel parking garage. Before he saw her in a heated argument with her best friend’s husband. Before Joe confronted the other man in an altercation where he left him for dead. Now, Joe’s life is unraveling. His wife has lied to him. Her deception has put their entire family in jeopardy. The man she met at the hotel has vanished. And as the police investigate his disappearance, suspicion falls on Joe. All he knows is that her actions have brought someone dangerous into their lives --- someone obsessed with her and determined to tear Joe’s world apart.

Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit: A Kopp Sisters Novel by Amy Stewart - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction, Literature, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328736512 | Published September 11, 2018

After a year on the job, New Jersey’s first female deputy sheriff has collared criminals, demanded justice for wronged women, and gained notoriety nationwide for her exploits. But on one stormy night, everything falls apart. While transporting a woman to an insane asylum, Deputy Kopp discovers something deeply troubling about her story. Before she can investigate, another inmate bound for the asylum breaks free and tries to escape. In both cases, Constance runs instinctively toward justice. But the fall of 1916 is a high-stakes election year, and any move she makes could jeopardize Sheriff Heath’s future --- and her own. Although Constance is not on the ballot, her controversial career makes her the target of political attacks.

Ordinary People by Diana Evans - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction, Literature

Liveright | 9781631494819 | Published September 11, 2018

In a crooked house in South London, Melissa feels increasingly that she’s defined solely by motherhood, while Michael mourns the former thrill of their romance. In the suburbs, Stephanie’s aspirations for bliss on the commuter belt, coupled with her white middle-class upbringing, compound Damian’s itch for a bigger life catalyzed by the death of his activist father. Longtime friends from the years when passion seemed permanent, the couples have stayed in touch, gathering for births and anniversaries, bonding over discussions of politics, race and art. But as bonds fray, the lines once clearly marked by wedding bands aren’t so simply defined.

Shadow Tyrants: A Novel of the Oregon Files by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735219069 | Published September 11, 2018

Nearly 2,000 years ago, an Eastern emperor charged a small group with safeguarding secrets powerful enough to change the history of mankind. They went down in legend as the Nine Unknown Men --- and now two rival factions of their descendants are fighting a mighty battle. Both sides think they are saving the world, but their tactics could very well bring about the end of humankind. Soon, Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives aboard the Oregon find themselves trapped between two power-hungry adversaries, both of whom are willing to use shocking means to accomplish their goals.

She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

Graywolf Press | 9781555978174 | Published September 11, 2018

Wayétu Moore’s debut novel reimagines the dramatic story of Liberia’s early years through three characters who share an uncommon bond. Gbessa, exiled from the West African village of Lai, is starved, bitten by a viper and left for dead, but still she survives. June Dey, raised on a plantation in Virginia, hides his unusual strength until a confrontation with the overseer forces him to flee. Norman Aragon, the child of a white British colonizer and a Maroon slave from Jamaica, can fade from sight when the earth calls him. When the three meet in the settlement of Monrovia, their gifts help them salvage the tense relationship between the African American settlers and the indigenous tribes, as a new nation forms around them.

The Confession by Jo Spain - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683316206 | Published September 11, 2018

Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. And when the man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry, a horror-struck Julie, frozen by fear, watches her husband die. Just one hour later, the attacker, J. P. Carney hands himself into the police and confesses to beating Harry to death. Except he also claims that the assault was not premeditated and that he didn’t know the identity of his victim. With a man as notorious as Harry McNamara, who was just found innocent in a highly sensationalized fraud trial, the detectives cannot help but wonder: Was this really a random act of violence? Was Julie really powerless to stop JP? When Harry’s many sins are unveiled to include corruption, greed and betrayal, nothing is for sure.

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle - Fiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250295187 | Published September 11, 2018

At one point or another, we’ve all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we’d like to have dinner. Why do we choose the people we do? And what if that dinner was to actually happen? These are the questions Rebecca Serle contends with in her novel, THE DINNER LIST. When Sabrina arrives at her 30th birthday dinner, she finds at the table not just her best friend, but also three significant people from her past…and Audrey Hepburn. As the appetizers are served, wine poured and dinner table conversation begins, it becomes clear that there’s a reason these six people have been gathered together.

The Exes' Revenge by Jo Jakeman - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

Berkley | 9780440000341 | Published September 11, 2018

Divorces are often messy, and Imogen's is no exception. Phillip Rochester is controlling, abusive and determined to make things as difficult as possible. When he shows up without warning demanding that Imogen move out of their house by the end of the month or he'll sue for sole custody of their young son, Imogen is ready to snap.  In a moment of madness, Imogen does something unthinkable --- something that puts her in control for the first time in years. She's desperate to protect her son and to claim authority over her own life. But she wasn't expecting both Phillip's ex-wife and new girlfriend to get tangled up in her plans. These three very different women --- and unlikely allies --- reluctantly team up to take revenge against a man who has wronged them all.

The Forbidden Door: A Jane Hawk Novel by Dean Koontz - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Bantam | 9780525483700 | Published September 11, 2018

Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. Equipped with superior tactical and survival skills, Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal. But if their best operatives can’t outrun her, they mean to bring her running to them, using her five-year-old son as bait. As she moves resolutely forward, new threats begin to emerge: a growing number of brain-altered victims driven hopelessly, violently insane. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives --- against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door.

The Guilty Dead: A Monkeewrench Novel by P. J. Tracy - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683318583 | Published September 11, 2018

Gregory Norwood is Minnesota’s most beloved philanthropist, and the story of his son’s overdose was splashed across the front page of all the papers. When a photojournalist sets out to get a candid shot of the highly successful businessman on the one-year anniversary of his son’s death, he’s shocked to find Norwood dead with a smoking gun in his hand. Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called in to handle the delicate case. With no suspects and an increasing tangle of digital evidence, Magozzi calls on Grace MacBride, Monkeewrench Software’s founder and chief computer genius. She and her motley crew of partners begin to unravel connections between Norwood’s death and an even larger plot.

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper | 9780062859952 | Published September 11, 2018

One September evening in 1785, Jonah Hancock hears an urgent knocking on his front door where the captain of one of Jonah’s trading vessels is waiting eagerly on the front step, bearing shocking news. On a voyage to the Far East, he sold the Jonah’s ship for something rare and far more precious: a mermaid. As a result of this, Jonah finds himself moving from the city’s seedy underbelly to the finest drawing rooms of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of the coquettish Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on --- and a shrewd courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting sparks a perilous liaison that steers both their lives onto a dangerous new course as they come to realize that priceless things often come at the greatest cost.

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman - Nonfiction, True Crime

Ecco | 9780062661920 | Published September 11, 2018

Vladimir Nabokov’s LOLITA is one of the most beloved and notorious novels of all time. And yet, very few of its readers know that the subject of the book was inspired by a real-life case: the 1948 abduction of 11-year-old Sally Horner. Weaving together suspenseful crime narrative, cultural and social history, and literary investigation, THE REAL LOLITA tells Sally Horner’s full story for the very first time. Drawing upon extensive investigations, legal documents, public records and interviews with remaining relatives, Sarah Weinman uncovers how much Nabokov knew of the Sally Horner case and the efforts he took to disguise that knowledge during the process of writing and publishing LOLITA.

The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316477604 | Published September 11, 2018

Lucius is a 22-year-old medical student when World War I explodes across Europe. He enlists, expecting a position at a well-organized field hospital. However, upon his arrival, he discovers a freezing outpost ravaged by typhus. The other doctors have fled, and only a mysterious nurse named Sister Margarete remains. But Lucius has never lifted a surgeon's scalpel. And as the war rages across the winter landscape, he finds himself falling in love with the woman from whom he must learn a brutal makeshift medicine. Then one day, an unconscious soldier is brought in from the snow. He seems beyond rescue, until Lucius makes a fateful decision that will change the lives of doctor, patient and nurse forever.

A Forgotten Place: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

William Morrow | 9780062678829 | Published September 18, 2018

The Great War has ended, and battlefield nurse Bess Crawford has been assigned to a clinic for amputees. She does her best to help them, but it’s clear that they have nothing to go home to. Their officer, Captain Williams, writes to describe their despair, and his own at trying to save his men. Bess feels compelled to look into their situation, so she travels to Wales but is told Williams has left the valley. Fearing that he intends to kill himself, Bess follows Williams to an isolated, storm-battered peninsula. Deserted by her frightened driver, Bess is stranded among strangers suspicious of outsiders. She quickly discovers these villagers are hiding something, and she’s learned too much to be allowed to leave.

A Willing Murder by Jude Deveraux - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mira | 9780778369295 | Published September 18, 2018

Sara Medlar is a household name in romance, with millions of books sold. But lately, retirement has been boring her and she’s found herself back in her hometown of Lachlan, Florida. Sara’s niece Kate is offered a job in Lachlan --- a start in what could be a very successful career in real estate. She accepts immediately, but with so little saved up, she’ll have to approach her estranged yet incredibly famous aunt for a place to stay while she gets herself settled. But when she arrives at Sara’s home, she finds Jackson Wyatt who already has his own room. However, when two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, this unlikely trio is suddenly thrust together by a common goal: to solve a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps.

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates by Eric Jay Dolin - History, Textbook, World History

Liveright | 9781631492105 | Published September 18, 2018

Best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them towering Blackbeard, ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Also brilliantly detailed are the pirates’ manifold enemies, including colonial governor John Winthrop, evangelist Cotton Mather and young Benjamin Franklin.

Boomer1 by Daniel Torday - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250191793 | Published September 18, 2018

Bluegrass musician, former journalist and editor, and now PhD in English, Mark Brumfeld has arrived at his 30s with significant debt and no steady prospects. His girlfriend Cassie --- a punk bassist in an all-female band --- finds work at a “new media” company. When Cassie refuses his marriage proposal, Mark leaves New York and returns to the basement of his childhood home. Desperate and humiliated, Mark begins to post a series of online video monologues that critique Baby Boomers and their powerful hold on the job market. But as his videos go viral, and while Cassie starts to build her career, Mark loses control of what he began --- with consequences that ensnare them in a matter of national security.

Button Man by Andrew Gross - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250179982 | Published September 18, 2018

Morris, Sol and Harry Rabishevsky grew up poor in a tiny flat on the Lower East Side. The death of their father thrust them into having to fend for themselves and support their large family. Morris dropped out of school at 12 years old and apprenticed himself to a garment cutter in a clothing factory, while Sol headed to accounting school. But Harry fell in with a gang of thugs as a teenager and can't be lured away from the glamour, power and money that come from his association with Louis Buchalter, with whom Morris has battled since his youth and who has risen to become the most ruthless mobster in New York. And when Buchalter sets his sights on the unions that staff the garment makers' factories, a fatal showdown is inevitable, pitting brother against brother.

Can Democracy Work?: A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World by James Miller - History, Nonfiction, Political Science

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374137649 | Published September 18, 2018

From the upheavals of the Arab Spring to recent court cases over voting rights in America, democracy is a cherished ideal fraught with challenges --- and it’s always been that way. In CAN DEMOCRACY WORK?, James Miller, the author of the classic history of 1960s protest DEMOCRACY IS IN THE STREETS, traces the lively, surprising saga of democratic aspirations, beginning with self-rule in ancient Athens (where elections were considered inherently corrupt and therefore undemocratic) and proceeding through bloody uprisings and mob rule in Europe and the evolution of Jeffersonian democracy. Culminating in the election of Donald Trump in 2016, the fascinating events covered in each chapter raise timely questions about the best way to ensure liberty and justice for all. 

Charlesgate Confidential by Scott Von Doviak - Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Titan Books | 9781785657177 | Published September 18, 2018

A group of criminals in 1946 pull off the heist of the century, stealing a dozen priceless works of art from a Boston museum. But while the thieves get caught, the art is never found. Forty years later, the last surviving thief gets out of jail and goes hunting for the loot, involving some innocent college students in his dangerous plan --- and 30 years after that, in the present day, the former college kids, now all grown up, are drawn back into danger as the still-missing art tempts a deadly new generation of treasure hunters.

Dark Tide Rising: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry - Criticism, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Mystery, Literature, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Ballantine Books | 9780399179914 | Published September 18, 2018

Jacob’s Island is a broken-down waterside slum, a place of perpetual gloom where Monk is just as likely to lose a man to the mud and tides as to the criminals who hide in the shadows. Kidnappers have chosen this warren of tunnels and alleys as the site of a ransom exchange for Kate Exeter, the wife of wealthy real estate developer Harry Exeter. Harry asks the Thames River Police to secretly accompany him to the spot and ensure that no harm comes to him or his captive wife. But on arrival, Monk and five of his best men are attacked from all sides, and Monk is left wondering who could have given away their plans.

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas - Memoir, Nonfiction

Dey Street Books | 9780062851352 | Published September 18, 2018

“This is not a book about the politics of immigration. This book --- at its core --- is not about immigration at all. This book is about homelessness, not in a traditional sense, but in the unsettled, unmoored psychological state that undocumented immigrants like myself find ourselves in. This book is about lying and being forced to lie to get by; about passing as an American and as a contributing citizen; about families, keeping them together, and having to make new ones when you can’t. This book is about constantly hiding from the government and, in the process, hiding from ourselves. This book is about what it means to not have a home. After 25 years of living illegally in a country that does not consider me one of its own, this book is the closest thing I have to freedom.”

Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton by Tilar J. Mazzeo - Biography, Nonfiction

Gallery Books | 9781501166303 | Published September 18, 2018

A strong pioneer woman, a loving sister, a caring mother and, in her later years, a generous philanthropist, Eliza Hamilton had many sides. Tilar J. Mazzeo’s biography follows Eliza through her early years in New York, into the ups and downs of her married life with foundong father Alexander Hamilton, beyond the aftermath of his tragic murder, and finally to her involvement in many projects that cemented her legacy as one of the unsung heroes of our nation’s early days.

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.