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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.

October 2018

Hardcover

The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Lake Union Publishing | 9781503900905 | Published October 1, 2018

Germany, 1942. Franciscan friar Anton Starzmann is stripped of his place in the world when his school is seized by the Nazis. He relocates to a small German hamlet to wed Elisabeth Herter, a widow who seeks a marriage --- in name only --- to a man who can help raise her three children. Anton seeks something too --- atonement for failing to protect his young students from the wrath of the Nazis. But neither he nor Elisabeth expects their lives to be shaken once again by the inescapable rumble of war.

What Have You Done by Matthew Farrell - Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural, Suspense

Thomas & Mercer | 9781503902404 | Published October 1, 2018

When a mutilated body is found hanging in a seedy motel in Philadelphia, forensics specialist Liam Dwyer assumes the crime scene will be business as usual. Instead, the victim turns out to be a woman he’d had an affair with before breaking it off to save his marriage. But Liam has no memory of where he was or what he did on the night of the murder. Panicked, Liam turns to his brother, Sean, a homicide detective. Sean has his back, but incriminating evidence keeps piling up. Yet as he digs deeper, dark secrets come to light, and Liam begins to suspect the killer might actually be Sean…

You've Been So Lucky Already: A Memoir by Alethea Black - Memoir, Nonfiction

Little A | 9781503900592 | Published October 1, 2018

Just when life seems to be getting back on track for Alethea Black after her father’s death, she’s suddenly racked by crushing fatigue, inexplicable pain and memory loss. With her grasp on reality fading, and specialist after specialist declaring nothing is wrong, Alethea turns to her own research and desperate home remedies. But even as her frantic quest for wellness seems to lead to confusion and despair, she discovers more about her own strength than she ever could have imagined --- and becomes a woman on fire herself.

A Dream Called Home: A Memoir by Reyna Grande - Memoir, Nonfiction

Atria Books | 9781501171420 | Published October 2, 2018

From bestselling author Reyna Grande --- whose remarkable memoir THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US has become required reading in schools across the country --- comes an inspiring account of one woman’s quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time.

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780345544988 | Published October 2, 2018

The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center --- a women’s reproductive health services clinic. Then, in late morning, a gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. But to his horror, he finds out that his 15-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters.

Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780399181283 | Published October 2, 2018

Before beginning her dream job as sous chef in one of Seattle’s hottest new restaurants, Josie Avery takes a summer position cooking at a lakeside lodge in the remote Alaskan town of Ponder, where she expectantly falls for the quiet and intense Palmer Saxon, a famed master swordsmith. Josie and Palmer become close during the long Alaskan summer days, but come fall, Josie will pursue the career she’s worked so hard for. Palmer, on the other hand, would like nothing better than to make Josie his wife and to keep her in Ponder --- but fate has other plans.

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle - Biography, Entertainment, Fiction, Humor

Crown Archetype | 9781984822581 | Published October 2, 2018

We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python --- from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life. Now, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us on an unforgettable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theater and film.

An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris - Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Saga Press | 9781481494922 | Published October 2, 2018

Set in a fractured United States, in the southwestern country now known as Texoma. A world where magic is acknowledged but mistrusted, especially by a young gunslinger named Lizbeth Rose. Lizbeth Rose takes a job offer from a pair of Russian wizards to be their local guide and gunnie. For the wizards, Gunnie Rose has already acquired a fearsome reputation and they’re at a desperate crossroad. They’re searching through the small border towns near Mexico, trying to locate a low-level magic practitioner, Oleg Karkarov. The wizards believe Oleg is a direct descendant of Grigori Rasputin, and that Oleg’s blood can save the young tsar’s life.

Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan Henry, writing as Patti Callahan - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Thomas Nelson | 9780785224501 | Published October 2, 2018

When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis --- known as Jack --- she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn’t holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters. Embarking on the adventure of her life, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, and against all odds, finding a love that even the threat of death couldn’t destroy.

Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice - Fiction, Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction

Knopf | 9781524732646 | Published October 2, 2018

In this spellbinding novel, Lestat, rebel outlaw, addresses the tribe of vampires, directly, intimately, passionately and tells the mesmerizing story of the formation of the Blood Communion and how he became Prince of the vampire world, the true ruler of this vast realm and how his vision for all the Children of the Universe to thrive as one, came to be.

Book of the Just: Book Three of the Bohemian Trilogy by Dana Chamblee Carpenter - Fantasy, Fiction

Pegasus Books | 9781681778587 | Published October 2, 2018

After centuries of searching, Mouse now has everything she’s ever wanted within her reach --- a normal life, a lover, a brother. What will she risk to keep them? Despite Mouse’s power, her father always wanted a son --- and now, at long last, he has him. And Mouse has a brother, someone else in the world just like her. Though she’s never met him, the hope of what they might mean for each other tugs at her soul, even as it terrifies her lover, Angelo. BOOK OF JUST continues Mouse’s story after THE DEVIL’S BIBLE and completes the journey she started so long ago in BOHEMIAN GOSPEL. Imbued with a rich sense of history, magic and mythology, this explosive final installment in Mouse’s journey will keep you captivated until the very end.

Devil's Day by Andrew Michael Hurley - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Horror

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328489883 | Published October 2, 2018

Every autumn, John Pentecost returns to the farm where he grew up, to help gather the sheep down from the moors for the winter. Very little changes in the Endlands, but this year, his grandfather --- the Gaffer --- has died and John's new wife, Katherine, is accompanying him for the first time.Each year, the Gaffer would redraw the boundary lines of the village, with pen and paper but also through the remembrance of tales and timeless communal rituals, which keep the sheep safe from the Devil. But as the farmers of the Endlands bury the Gaffer and prepare to gather the sheep, they begin to wonder whether they've let the Devil in after all.

Dracul written by Dacre Stoker, translated by J. D. Barker - Fiction, Horror, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735219342 | Published October 2, 2018

It is 1868, and a 21-year-old Bram Stoker is about to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy water and a rifle, he prays to survive a single night. Bram scribbles down the events that led him here… A sickly child, Bram spent his early days bedridden in his parents’ Dublin home, tended to by his caretaker, a young woman named Ellen Crone. When a string of deaths occur in a nearby town, Bram and his sister Matilda detect a pattern of bizarre behavior by Ellen. A riveting novel of gothic suspense, DRACUL reveals not only Dracula’s true origin, but Bram Stoker’s --- and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.

Firefly by Henry Porter - Espionage, Fiction, Spy Fiction, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802128959 | Published October 2, 2018

From the refugee camps of Greece to the mountains of Macedonia, a thirteen-year-old boy is making his way to Germany and to safety. Codenamed “Firefly,” he holds vital intelligence: unparalleled insight into a vicious ISIS terror cell, and details of their plans. But the terrorists are hot on his trail, determined he won’t live to pass on the information.When MI6 become aware of Firefly and what he knows, the race is on to find him. Luc Samson, ex-MI6 agent and now private eye, finds himself recruited to the cause. Fluent in Arabic thanks to his Lebanese heritage and himself the product of an earlier era of violent civil war, Samson’s job is to find Firefly, win his trust and get him to safety.

Footprints in the Dust: Nursing, Survival, Compassion, and Hope with Refugees Around the World by Roberta Gately - Nonfiction, Social Sciences

Pegasus Books | 9781681778648 | Published October 2, 2018

Roberta Gately is a nurse and humanitarian aid worker who has served in war zones ranging from Africa to Afghanistan aiding refugees. Just the word refugee sparks conversation and fuel emotion. There are more than 22 million refugees worldwide and another 65 million who have been forcibly displaced. But who are these people? Images filter into our consciousness via dramatic photographs --- but these photos only offer a glimpse into their stories. FOOTPRINTS IN THE DUST aims to share the real stories of refugees around the world in hopes of revealing the truth about their experience.

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781416590316 | Published October 2, 2018

In this remarkable biography, David Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historian have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Frederick Douglass’s newspapers. Blight tells the fascinating story of Douglass’s two marriages and his complex extended family. Douglass was not only an astonishing man of words, but a thinker steeped in Biblical story and theology. There has not been a major biography of Douglass in a quarter century. David Blight’s FREDERICK DOUGLASS affords this important American the distinguished biography he deserves.

Gone So Long by Andre Dubus III - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393244106 | Published October 2, 2018

Daniel Ahearn lives a quiet, solitary existence in a seaside New England town. Forty years ago, following a shocking act of impulsive violence on his part, his daughter, Susan, was ripped from his arms by police. Now in her 40s, Susan still suffers from the trauma of a night she doesn’t remember, as she struggles to feel settled, to love a man and create something that lasts. Lois, her maternal grandmother who raised her, tries to find peace in her antique shop in a quaint Florida town but cannot escape her own anger, bitterness and fear.

Listen to the Marriage by John Jay Osborn - Fiction, Literary

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374192020 | Published October 2, 2018

Gretchen and Steve have been married for a long time. Living in San Francisco, recently separated, with two children and demanding jobs, they’ve started going to a marriage counselor. Unfolding over the course of 10 months and taking place entirely in the marriage counselor’s office, John Jay Osborn’s LISTEN TO THE MARRIAGE is the story of a fractured couple in a moment of crisis, and of the person who tries to get them to see each other again.

My Darling Winston: The Letters Between Winston Churchill and His Mother written by David Lough, foreword by Randolph Churchill - Biography, Nonfiction

Pegasus Books | 9781681778822 | Published October 2, 2018

A significant addition to the Churchill canon, MY DARLING WINSTON traces Churchill’s emotional, intellectual and political development as confided to his primary mentor, his mother. As well as providing a basic narrative of Jenny’s and Winston Churchill’s lives over a forty-year period, MY DARLING WINSTON tells the story of a changing mother-son relationship, characterized at the outset by Churchill’s emotional and practical dependence on his mother, but which is dramatically reversed as her life begins to disintegrate tragically towards its end.

On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle by Hampton Sides - History, Military, Nonfiction

Doubleday | 9780385541152 | Published October 2, 2018

Hampton Sides’ superb account of the greatest battle of the Korean War relies on years of archival research, unpublished letters, declassified documents and interviews with scores of Marines and Koreans who survived the siege. While expertly detailing the follies of the American leaders, ON DESPERATE GROUND is an immediate, grunt’s-eye view of history, enthralling in its narrative pace and powerful in its portrayal of what ordinary men are capable of in the most extreme circumstances.

On Sunset: A Memoir by Kathryn Harrison - Autobiography, Memoir

Doubleday | 9780385542678 | Published October 2, 2018

Kathryn Harrison always understood that her family was beyond eccentric. She was largely raised by her grandparents in an outsized Tudor house on the periphery of Bel Air, which she thought of as “Sunset,” her kingdom of the imagination. True wandering Jews, her grandparents had arrived in Los Angeles in the ‘40s after dramatic, globetrotting lives. Kathryn Harrison grew up in an almost mythical realm of their letters and artifacts and stories --- until declining finances forced to sell the house on Sunset in 1971, and night fell fast. ON SUNSET seeks to recover that childhood, that place, those lives --- and does so with piercing poignancy.

Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila by James M. Scott - History, Military, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393246940 | Published October 2, 2018

Based on extensive research in the United States and the Philippines, including war-crimes testimony, after-action reports and survivor interviews, RAMPAGE recounts one of the most heartbreaking chapters of Pacific war history.

Reagan: An American Journey by Bob Spitz - Biography, Nonfiction

Penguin Press | 9781594205316 | Published October 2, 2018

More than five years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews and access to previously unavailable documents, and infused with irresistible storytelling charm, Bob Spitz’s REAGAN stands fair to be the first truly post-partisan biography of our 40th President, and thus a balm for our own bitterly divided times.

Rise of the Mystics by Ted Dekker - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction

Revell | 9780800729790 | Published October 2, 2018

Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams. They are all wrong. Rachelle Matthews, who grew up in the small town of Eden, Utah, discovered just how wrong when she dreamed and awoke in another world. There she learned that she was the 49th Mystic, the prophesied one, tasked with finding five ancient seals before powerful enemies destroy her. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, the world will forever be locked in darkness.

A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts (Audiobook) written by Therese Anne Fowler, read by Barrie Kreinik - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Macmillan Audio | 9781427299208 | Published October 16, 2018

Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America’s great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York’s old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built nine mansions, hosted grand balls and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women's suffrage movement.