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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.

January 2019

Hardcover

The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After by Julie Yip-Williams - Autobiography, Biography, Memoir, Nonfiction

Random House | 9780525511359 | Published January 8, 2019

The fact that Julie Yip-Williams survived infancy was a miracle. Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to flee with her family the political upheaval of her country in the late 1970s. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. She would go on to become a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, and a life she had once assumed would be impossible. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began. This is the story of a vigorous life refracted through the prism of imminent death. With humor, bracing honesty, and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, Julie Yip-Williams set the stage for her lasting legacy and one final miracle: the story of her life.

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense

St. Martin's Press | 9781250133731 | Published January 8, 2019

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. From the authors of the blockbuster bestseller THE WIFE BETWEEN US comes an electrifying new novel about doubt, passion, and just how much you can trust someone.

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma - Culture, Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316412391 | Published January 8, 2019

Chinonso, a young poultry farmer, sees a woman attempting to jump from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls two of his prized chickens into the water below to express the severity of such a fall. The woman, Ndali, is stopped her in her tracks. Bonded by this night on the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. But Ndali is from a wealthy family and struggles to imagine a future near a chicken coop. When her family objects to the union because he is uneducated, Chinonso sells most of his possessions to attend a college in Cyprus. But when he arrives he discovers there is no place at the school for him, and that he has been utterly duped by the young Nigerian who has made the arrangements.

Daughter of War: A Pike Logan Thriller by Brad Taylor - Fiction, Military, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9781101984840 | Published January 8, 2019

Hot on the trail of a North Korean looking to sell sensitive US intelligence to the Syrian regime, Pike Logan and the Taskforce stumble upon something much graver: the sale of a lethal substance called Red Mercury. Unbeknownst to the Taskforce, the Syrians plan to use the weapon of mass destruction against American and Kurdish forces and blame the attack on terrorists, causing western nations to reassess their participation in the murky cauldron of the Syrian civil war. Meanwhile, North Korea has its own devastating agenda: a double-cross that will dwarf the attack in Syria even as it lays the blame on the Syrian government. As the Taskforce begins to unravel the plot, a young refugee unwittingly holds the key to the conspiracy. Hunted across Europe for reasons she cannot fathom, she is the one person who can stop the attack --- if she can live long enough for Pike and Jennifer to find her.

Freefall by Jessica Barry - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062874832 | Published January 8, 2019

Told from the perspectives of a mother and daughter separated by distance but united by an unbreakable bond, FREEFALL is a riveting debut novel about two tenacious women overcoming unimaginable obstacles to protect themselves and those they love.

Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Psychological Thriller

Farrar, Straus & Giroux | 9780374161927 | Published January 8, 2019

In the north of England, Silvie and her family are living as if they are ancient Britons, surviving by the tools and knowledge of the Iron Age. For two weeks, the length of her father’s vacation, they join an anthropology course set to reenact life in simpler times. The students are fulfilling their coursework; Silvie’s father is fulfilling his lifelong obsession. He has raised her on stories of early man, taken her to witness rare artifacts, recounted time and again their rituals and beliefs --- particularly their sacrifices to the bog. As Silvie begins to see, hear, and imagine another kind of life, one that might include going to university, the reenacters feel a spiritual connection to the past. What is to come next but human sacrifice?

Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery Books | 9781501194221 | Published January 8, 2019

Charlotte was supposed to be looking after the children, and she swears she was. But when her three kids are all safe and sound at the school fair, and Alice, her best friend Harriet’s daughter, is nowhere to be found, Charlotte panics. Harriet, devastated by this unbearable loss, can no longer bring herself to speak to Charlotte again, much less trust her. Now more isolated than ever and struggling to keep her marriage afloat, Harriet believes nothing and no one. But as the police bear down on both women trying to piece together the puzzle of what happened, dark secrets begin to surface --- and Harriet discovers that confiding in Charlotte again may be the only thing that will reunite her with her daughter....

In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology

Tor.com | 9780765399298 | Published January 8, 2019

This fourth entry and prequel tells the story of Lundy, a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should. When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she's found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well.

Invisible by Andrew Grant - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Ballantine Books | 9780525619598 | Published January 8, 2019

As a young man, Paul McGrath rebelled against his pacifist father by becoming a standout Army recruit and the star of his military intelligence unit. Regrets about their relationship make him return home, only to find his father dead, seemingly murdered. When the case ends in a mistrial --- after a key piece of evidence disappears --- something doesn’t smell right to McGrath. So he puts his arsenal of skills to work to find out just how corrupt the legal system is. And to keep digging, he gets a job at the courthouse as a janitor. No one notices him, but he notices everyone. He notices when witnesses suddenly change their stories. When jury members reverse their votes. When armies of corporate attorneys grind down their small-time adversaries with endless tactical shenanigans. While McGrath knows that nothing he discovers can undo his past wrongs or save his father, he finds his new calling brings him something else: the chance to right current wrongs and save others. And by doing so --- just maybe --- to redeem himself….if the powerful and corrupt don’t kill him first.

Looker by Laura Sims - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Scribner | 9781501199110 | Published January 8, 2019

An unraveling woman, unhappily childless and recently separated, becomes fixated on her neighbor --- the beautiful, famous actress. The unnamed narrator can’t help noticing with wry irony that, though she and the actress live just a few doors apart, they are separated by a chasm of professional success and personal fulfillment. When an interaction with the actress at the annual block party takes a disastrous turn, what began as an innocent preoccupation spirals quickly, and lethally, into a frightening and irretrievable madness.

Mouthful of Birds: Stories by Samanta Schweblin - Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9780399184628 | Published January 8, 2019

Unearthly and unexpected, the stories in  MOUTHFUL OF BIRDS burrow their way into your psyche and don’t let go. Samanta Schweblin haunts and mesmerizes in this extraordinary, masterful collection. Schweblin’s stories have the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the dark take on huge implications, leaving your pulse racing and the line between the real and the strange blur.

Scrublands by Chris Hammer - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Touchstone | 9781501196744 | Published January 8, 2019

In Riversend, an isolated rural community afflicted by an endless drought, a young priest does the unthinkable, killing five parishioners before being taken down himself. A year later, journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend. His assignment is simple: describe how the townspeople are coping as the anniversary of their tragedy approaches. But as Martin meets the locals, he begins to realize that the accepted wisdom --- that the priest was a pedophile whose imminent exposure was the catalyst for the shooting --- may be wrong. Just as Martin believes he’s making headway, a new development rocks the town. The bodies of two German backpackers are discovered in a dam in the scrublands, deserted backwoods marked by forest fires. As the media flocks to the scene, Martin finds himself thrown into a whole new mystery.

She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Random House | 9781984817358 | Published January 8, 2019

On a scorching July night in 1983, a group of teenagers goes camping in the forest. Bright and brilliant, they are destined for great things, and the youngest of the group --- Aurora Jackson --- is delighted to be allowed to tag along. But by morning, Aurora has disappeared. Her friends claim that she was safe the last time they saw her, right before she went to sleep. An exhaustive investigation is launched, but no trace of the teenager is ever found. Thirty years later, Aurora’s body is unearthed in a hideaway that only the six friends knew about, and Jonah Sheens is put in charge of solving the long-cold case. Sheens’ investigation brings the members of the camping party back to the forest, where they will be confronted once again with the events that left one of them dead.

Sugar Run by Mesha Maren - Fiction, Literary

Algonquin Books | 9781616206215 | Published January 8, 2019

In 1989, Jodi McCarty is 17 years old when she’s sentenced to life in prison for manslaughter. She’s released 18 years later and finds herself at a Greyhound bus stop, reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom. Not yet able to return to her lost home in the Appalachian mountains, she goes searching for someone she left behind, but on the way, she meets and falls in love with Miranda, a troubled young mother. Together, they try to make a fresh start, but is that even possible in a town that refuses to change? Set within the charged insularity of rural West Virginia, SUGAR RUN is a searing and gritty debut about making a run for another life.

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer - History, Military, Nonfiction, Politics

Flatiron Books | 9781250130334 | Published January 8, 2019

In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York, William Tryon, and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself. Drawing on extensive research, Meltzer and Mensch capture in riveting detail how George Washington not only defeated the most powerful military force in the world, but also uncovered the secret plot against him in the tumultuous days leading up to July 4, 1776.

The Light Over London by Julia Kelly - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Gallery Books | 9781501196416 | Published January 8, 2019

Cara Hargraves workS with a gruff but brilliant antiques dealer is perfect. While clearing out an estate, she pries open an old tin that holds the relics of a lost relationship: a World War II-era diary and a photograph of a young woman in uniform. Eager to find the author of the hauntingly beautiful, unfinished diary, Cara digs into this soldier’s life. In 1941, 19-year-old Louise Keene joins the women’s branch of the British Army in the anti-aircraft gun unit as a Gunner Girl. As bombs fall on London, she and the other Gunner Girls relish in their duties to be exact in their calculations. Illuminating the story of these two women separated by generations and experience, Julia Kelly transports us to World War II London in this heartbreakingly beautiful novel.

The Martin Chronicles by John Fried - Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538729830 | Published January 8, 2019

Martin Kelso's comfortable world starts to change at the age of 11. Girls get under his skin in ways he never noticed before. His cousin Evie, who used to be Marty's closest confidante --- the one who taught him the right way to eat a pizza and how to catch tadpoles --- has grown up into a stranger, mysterious and unpredictable. Marty and his best friends once inhabited fantasy worlds of their own making, full of cowboys and cops and robbers, where the heroes always won the day. But now, as neighborhood kids are attacked on their walk to school, they find themselves wanting to play a new game that better prepares them for real life.

The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Thriller

G P Putnam's Sons | 9780735210752 | Published January 8, 2019

The year is 1921, and "Nobody" Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong. Desperate to get as far away as possible from New York City and those who want her dead, she has her sights set on Oregon: a distant frontier that seems the end of the line. She befriends Max, a black Pullman porter who reminds her achingly of Harlem, who leads Alice to the Paragon Hotel upon arrival in Portland. Her unlikely sanctuary turns out to be the only all-black hotel in the city, and its lodgers seem unduly terrified of a white woman on the premises. The Ku Klux Klan has arrived in Portland in fearful numbers --- burning crosses, inciting violence, electing officials and brutalizing blacks. And only Alice, along with her new "family" of Paragon residents, are willing to search for a missing mulatto child who has mysteriously vanished into the Oregon woods.

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh - Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction

Doubleday | 9780385543873 | Published January 8, 2019

King has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three daughters, Grace, Lia, and Sky. He has lain the barbed wire; he has anchored the buoys in the water; he has marked out a clear message: Do not enter. Or viewed from another angle: Not safe to leave. Here women are protected from the chaos and violence of men on the mainland. But when their father, the only man they've ever seen, disappears, they retreat further inward until the day two men and a boy wash ashore. Over the span of one blistering hot week, a psychological cat-and-mouse game plays out. Sexual tensions and sibling rivalries flare as the sisters confront the amorphous threat the strangers represent. Can they survive the men?

The Widows by Jess Montgomery - Crime, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Women’s Issues

Minotaur Books | 9781250184528 | Published January 8, 2019

Kinship, Ohio, 1924: When Lily Ross learns that her husband, Daniel Ross, the town’s widely respected sheriff, is killed while transporting a prisoner, she is devastated and vows to avenge his death. Hours after his funeral, Marvena Whitcomb, a coal miner’s widow, appears at Lily's door. Unaware that Daniel has died, she begs to speak with him about her missing daughter. From miles away but worlds apart, Lily and Marvena’s lives collide as they realize that Daniel was not the man that either of them believed him to be --- and that his murder is far more complex than either of them could have imagined. Inspired by the true story of Ohio’s first female sheriff, this is a powerful debut about two women’s search for justice as they take on the corruption at the heart of their community.

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Del Rey | 9781101885994 | Published January 8, 2019

Vasilisa Petrovna is a girl determined to forge her own path in a world that would rather lock her away. Her gifts and her courage have drawn the attention of Morozko, the winter-king, but it is too soon to know if this connection will prove a blessing or a curse. Now Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers --- and for someone to blame. Vasya finds herself alone, beset on all sides. The Grand Prince is in a rage, choosing allies that will lead him on a path to war and ruin. A wicked demon returns, stronger than ever and determined to spread chaos. Caught at the center of the conflict is Vasya, who finds the fate of two worlds resting on her shoulders. Her destiny uncertain, Vasya will uncover surprising truths about herself and her history as she desperately tries to save Russia, Morozko, and the magical world she treasures. But she may not be able to save them all.

Turning Point by Danielle Steel - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780399179358 | Published January 8, 2019

Bill Browning heads the trauma unit at San Francisco’s busiest emergency room, SF General. He immerses himself in his work and lives for rare visits with his children. A rising star at her teaching hospital, UCSF at Mission Bay, Stephanie Lawrence has two young sons, a frustrated stay-at-home husband, and not enough time for any of them. Wendy Jones is a dedicated trauma doctor at Stanford, trapped in a dead-end relationship with a married cardiac surgeon. And Tom Wylie’s popularity with women rivals the superb medical skills he employs at his Oakland medical center, but he refuses to let anyone get too close. These exceptional doctors are chosen to work with their counterparts in Paris in a mass-casualty training program. When an unspeakable act of mass violence galvanizes them into action, their temporary life in Paris becomes a stark turning point: a time to face harder choices than they have ever made before --- with consequences that will last a lifetime.

Untouchable by Jayne Ann Krentz - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense

Berkley | 9780399585296 | Published January 8, 2019

Quinton Zane is back. Jack Lancaster, consultant to the FBI, has always been drawn to the coldest of cold cases, the kind that law enforcement either considers unsolvable or else has chalked up to accidents or suicides. As a survivor of a fire, he finds himself uniquely compelled by arson cases. His almost preternatural ability to get inside the killer's head has garnered him a reputation in some circles --- and complicated his personal life. The more cases Jack solves, the closer he slips into the darkness. His only solace is Winter Meadows, a meditation therapist. After particularly grisly cases, Winter can lead Jack back to peace. But as long as Quinton Zane is alive, Jack will not be at peace for long. Having solidified his position as the power behind the throne of his biological family's hedge fund, Zane sets out to get rid of Anson Salinas's foster sons, starting with Jack.

Liar Liar by James Patterson and Candice Fox - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316418249 | Published January 14, 2019

Detective Harriet Blue is a very good cop...gone very bad. In the space of a week, she has committed theft and fraud, resisted arrest, assaulted a police officer and is considered a dangerous fugitive from the law. It's all because of one man, Regan Banks. He viciously killed the only person in the world who matters to Harriet-and he plans to kill her next. As she recklessly speeds toward the dark side --- and finally crosses it --- Harriet won't stop until Regan pays for the many lives he has taken.

The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan Cox Gurdon - Family Life, Fantasy, Motherhood, Nonfiction, Parenting

Harper | 9780062562814 | Published January 15, 2019

Grounded in the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, and drawing widely from literature, THE ENCHANTED HOUR explains the dazzling cognitive and social-emotional benefits that await children, whatever their class, nationality or family background. But it’s not just about bedtime stories for little kids: Reading aloud consoles, uplifts and invigorates at every age, deepening the intellectual lives and emotional well-being of teenagers and adults, too. Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that this ancient practice is a fast-working antidote to the fractured attention spans, atomized families and unfulfilling ephemera of the tech era, helping to replenish what our devices are leaching away. For everyone, reading aloud engages the mind in complex narratives; for children, it’s an irreplaceable gift that builds vocabulary, fosters imagination and kindles a lifelong appreciation of language, stories and pictures.