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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.

March 2019

Cemetery Road (Audiobook) written by Greg Iles, read by Scott Brick - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

HarperAudio | 9780062824653 | Published March 5, 2019

When Marshall McEwan left his Mississippi hometown at 18, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington, D.C. But as the ascendancy of a chaotic administration lifts him from print fame to television stardom, Marshall discovers that his father is terminally ill, and he must return home to face the unfinished business of his past. On arrival, he finds Bienville, Mississippi very much changed. The exclusive Poker Club has taken a town on the brink of extinction and offered it salvation, in the form of a billion-dollar Chinese paper mill. But on the verge of the deal being consummated, two murders rock Bienville to its core, threatening far more than the city’s economic future.

Hardcover

A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Harper | 9780062699763 | Published March 5, 2019

Palestine, 1990. Seventeen-year-old Isra finds herself quickly betrothed and married. She struggles to adapt to the expectations of her oppressive mother-in-law Fareeda and strange new husband Adam, a pressure that intensifies as she begins to have children --- four daughters instead of the sons Fareeda tells Isra she must bear. Brooklyn, 2008. Eighteen-year-old Deya, Isra’s oldest daughter, must meet with potential husbands at her grandmother Fareeda’s insistence. She can’t help but wonder if her options would have been different had her parents survived the car crash that killed them when she was only eight. Soon, however, Deya will find herself on an unexpected path that leads her to shocking truths about her family.

Auntie Poldi and the Vineyards of Etna written by Mario Giordano, translated by John Brownjohn - Fiction, Mystery, Women's Fiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328919021 | Published March 5, 2019

When Prosecco-loving Auntie Poldi retired to Sicily from Germany, she never dreamed her tranquil days would be interrupted by murder. But Sicily had other plans, and Poldi found herself honor-bound to solve the disappearance of her beloved (and cute) handyman. Now she’s finally ready for some peace and quiet --- interrupted by romantic encounters with Chief Inspector Montana, of course --- when the water supply to her neighborhood is cut off and a dear friend’s dog is poisoned, telltale signs that a certain familial organization is flexing its muscles. Poldi soon finds a body in a vineyard, tangles with the Mafia, and yet again makes herself unpopular in the pursuit of justice.

Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Park Row | 9780778369103 | Published March 5, 2019

Maddie and Ian's love story began with a chance encounter at a party overseas; he was serving in the British army, and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend, Jo. Now almost two decades later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in Middle America. But when a camping accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian's PTSD; her concerns for the safety of their young son; and the couple’s tangled and tumultuous past with Jo. Sixteen years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 911 call summons the police to the scene of a shocking crime.

Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062838155 | Published March 5, 2019

Hen and her husband, Lloyd, have settled into a quiet life in a new house outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Hen has found the right meds to control her bipolar disorder, and finally has some stability and peace. But when they meet the neighbors next door, that calm begins to erode as she spots a familiar object displayed on the husband’s office shelf. The sports trophy looks exactly like one that went missing from the home of a young man who was killed two years ago. Could her neighbor, Matthew, be a killer? Or is this the beginning of another psychotic episode like the one she suffered back in college? When she comes face to face with Matthew in a dark parking lot one night, she realizes that this is the beginning of a horrifying nightmare she may not live to escape.

Call Me Evie by J.P. Pomare - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525538141 | Published March 5, 2019

For the past two weeks, 17-year-old Kate Bennet has lived against her will in an isolated cabin in a remote beach town --- brought there by a mysterious man named Bill. Part captor, part benefactor, Bill calls her Evie and tells her he's hiding her to protect her. That she did something terrible one night back home in Melbourne --- something so unspeakable that he had no choice but to take her away. The trouble is, Kate can't remember the night in question. As she tries to reconcile the girl she thought she'd been with the devastating consequences Bill claims she's responsible for, Kate will unearth secrets about herself and those closest to her that could change everything.

Cemetery Road by Greg Iles - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062824615 | Published March 5, 2019

When Marshall McEwan left his Mississippi hometown at 18, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington, D.C. But as the ascendancy of a chaotic administration lifts him from print fame to television stardom, Marshall discovers that his father is terminally ill, and he must return home to face the unfinished business of his past. On arrival, he finds Bienville, Mississippi very much changed. The exclusive Poker Club has taken a town on the brink of extinction and offered it salvation, in the form of a billion-dollar Chinese paper mill. But on the verge of the deal being consummated, two murders rock Bienville to its core, threatening far more than the city’s economic future.

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9781524798628 | Published March 5, 2019

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late '60s, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s 20, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution by Amber Tamblyn - Memoir, Nonfiction, Social Sciences

Crown Archetype | 9781984822987 | Published March 5, 2019

In her late 20s, Amber Tamblyn experienced a crisis of character while trying to break out of the confines of the acting career she'd forged as a child in order to become the writer and director she dreamed of being as an adult. After a particularly low period fueled by rejection and disillusionment, she grabbed hold of her own destiny and entered into what she calls an Era of Ignition --- namely, the time of self-reflection that follows in the wake of personal upheaval and leads to a call to action and positive change. In the process of undergoing this metaphysical metamorphosis, she realized that our country was going through an Era of Ignition of its own.

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi - Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9781594634659 | Published March 5, 2019

Perdita Lee and her mother, Harriet, might not be as normal as you think. For one thing, they share a gold-painted, seventh-floor walk-up apartment with some surprisingly verbal vegetation. And then there's the gingerbread they make. Londoners may find themselves able to take or leave it, but it's very popular in Druhástrana, the far-away (or, according to many sources, non-existent) land of Harriet Lee's early youth. The world's truest lover of the Lee family gingerbread, however, is Harriet's charismatic childhood friend, Gretel Kercheval --- a figure who seems to have had a hand in everything (good or bad) that has happened to Harriet since they met. Decades later, when teenage Perdita sets out to find her mother's long-lost friend, it prompts a new telling of Harriet's story.

Her Father's Secret by Sara Blaedel - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538763254 | Published March 5, 2019

After suddenly inheriting a funeral home from her father --- who she hadn't heard from in decades --- Ilka Jensen has impulsively abandoned her quiet life in Denmark to visit the small town in rural Wisconsin where her father lived. There, she's devastated to discover her father's second family: a stepmother and two half-sisters she never knew existed and who aren't the least bit welcoming, despite Ilka's efforts to reach out. Then a local woman is killed, seemingly the unfortunate victim of a home invasion turned violent. But when Ilka learns that the woman knew her father, it becomes increasingly clear that she may not have been a completely random victim after all.

Little Faith by Nickolas Butler - Fiction

Ecco | 9780062469717 | Published March 5, 2019

Lyle Hovde is living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, Peg; daughter, Shiloh; and six-year old grandson, Isaac. After a troubled adolescence and subsequent estrangement from her parents, Shiloh has finally come home. But in Shiloh’s absence, she has become deeply involved with an extremist church, and the devout pastor courting her is convinced that Isaac has the spiritual ability to heal the sick. While reckoning with his own faith --- or lack thereof --- Lyle soon finds himself torn between his unease about the church and his desire to keep his daughter and grandson in his life. But when the church’s radical belief system threatens Isaac’s safety, Lyle is forced to make a decision from which the family may not recover.

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir by T Kira Madden - Memoir, Nonfiction

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781635571851 | Published March 5, 2019

Acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's debut memoir is about coming of age and reckoning with desire as a queer, biracial teenager amidst the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where she found cult-like privilege, shocking racial disparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hiding in plain sight. As a child, Madden lived a life of extravagance, but under the surface was a wild instability. The only child of parents continually battling drug and alcohol addictions, Madden confronted her environment alone. Facing a culture of assault and objectification, she found lifelines in the desperately loving friendships of fatherless girls.

Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler by Lynne Olson - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Random House | 9780812994766 | Published March 5, 2019

In 1941, a 31-year-old Frenchwoman became the leader of a vast intelligence organization --- the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war. Strong-willed, independent and a lifelong rebel against her country’s conservative, patriarchal society, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade was temperamentally made for the job. Although Fourcade, the mother of two young children, moved her headquarters every few weeks, constantly changing her hair color, clothing and identity, she was captured twice by the Nazis. Both times she managed to escape and continued to hold her network together, even as it repeatedly threatened to crumble around her.

Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness by Gretchen Rubin - Nonfiction, Personal Growth, Self-Help

Harmony | 9781984822802 | Published March 5, 2019

For most of us, outer order contributes to inner calm. And for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work. The fact is, when we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we're then able to create the order that will make our lives happier, healthier, more productive and more creative. Gretchen Rubin has found that getting control of our stuff makes us feel more in control of our lives. By getting rid of things we don't use, don't need or don't love, we free our minds (and our shelves) for what we truly value.

Silent Night by Danielle Steel - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780399179389 | Published March 5, 2019

Paige Watts is the ultimate stage mother. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Paige channels her acting dreams into making her own daughter, Emma, a star. By the age of nine, Emma is playing a central role in a hit TV show. Then everything is shattered by unforeseeable tragedy. Now Emma is living with her aunt Whitney, who had chosen a very different path from her sister’s. Whitney was always the studious older sister, hating the cult of celebrity that enveloped their childhood. Instead, she is a psychiatrist who lives for her work and enjoys a no-strings-attached love affair with a wealthy venture capitalist. But at a moment’s notice, Whitney drops everything to help her niece.

Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family by Mitchell S. Jackson - Memoir, Nonfiction

Scribner | 9781501131707 | Published March 5, 2019

Mitchell S. Jackson candidly explores his tumultuous youth in the other America. SURVIVAL MATH takes its name from the calculations Mitchell and his family made to keep safe --- to stay alive --- in their community, a small black neighborhood in Portland, Oregon blighted by drugs, violence, poverty and governmental neglect. Mitchell explores the Portland of his childhood, tracing the ways in which his family managed their lives in and around drugs, prostitution, gangs and imprisonment as members of a tiny black population in one of the country’s whitest cities. He discusses sex work and serial killers, gangs and guns, near-death experiences, composite fathers, the concept of “hustle,” and the destructive power of drugs and addiction on family.

The Altruists by Andrew Ridker - Fiction

Viking | 9780525522713 | Published March 5, 2019

A middling professor at a Midwestern college, Arthur Alter can't afford his mortgage, he's exasperated his much-younger girlfriend, and his kids won't speak to him. And then there's the money --- the small fortune his late wife Francine kept secret, which she bequeathed directly to his children. Those children are Ethan, an anxious recluse living off his mother's money on a choice plot of Brooklyn real estate; and Maggie, a would-be do-gooder trying to fashion herself a noble life of self-imposed poverty. On the verge of losing the family home, Arthur invites his children back to St. Louis under the guise of a reconciliation. But in doing so, he unwittingly unleashes a Pandora's box of age-old resentments and long-buried memories.

The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings - Fiction, Magical Realism

Thomas Nelson | 9780785224938 | Published March 5, 2019

A hothead businessman coming to the city for a showdown meeting to save his job. A mother of three hoping to survive the days at her sister's house before her niece’s wedding. And a young artist pursuing his father’s dream so he can keep his own alive. When David, Gillian and Michael each take the wrong suitcase from baggage claim, the airline directs them to retrieve their bags at a mysterious facility in a deserted part of the city. There they meet the enigmatic Baggage Handler, who shows them there is more in their baggage than what they have packed, and carrying it with them is slowing them down in ways they can’t imagine. And they must deal with it before they can leave.

The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Doubleday | 9780385544368 | Published March 5, 2019

Prague, 1935: Psychiatrist Viktor Kosárek arrives at the infamous Hrad Orlu Asylum for the Criminally Insane, which houses the country's six most treacherous killers --- known to the staff as The Woodcutter, The Clown, The Glass Collector, The Vegetarian, The Sciomancer and The Demon. Viktor hopes to use a new medical technique to prove that these patients share a common archetype of evil, a phenomenon known as The Devil Aspect. Meanwhile, fear grips the city as a phantom serial killer (dubbed Leather Apron in the newspapers) emerges in the dark alleys. Police investigator Lukas Smolak turns to the doctors at Hrad Orlu for their expertise with the psychotic criminal mind, though he worries that Leather Apron might have some connection to the six inmates in the asylum.

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Scribner | 9781501154850 | Published March 5, 2019

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends who come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger. Little do they know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point.

The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780399587047 | Published March 5, 2019

Marian Engström has found her true calling: working with rescue dogs to help protect endangered wildlife. Her first assignment takes her to northern Alberta, where she falls in love with her mentor, the daring and brilliant Tate. After they’re separated from each other on another assignment, Marian is shattered to learn of Tate’s tragic death. Worse still is the aftermath in which Marian discovers disturbing inconsistencies about Tate’s life, and begins to wonder if the man she loved could have been responsible for the unsolved murders of at least four women. As Marian relives her relationship with Tate and circles ever closer to the truth, evil stalks her every move.

The Malta Exchange by Steve Berry - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250140265 | Published March 5, 2019

Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone is at Lake Como, Italy, on the trail of legendary letters between Winston Churchill and Benito Mussolini that disappeared in 1945 and could rewrite history. But someone else seems to be after the same letters, and when Malone obtains then loses them, he’s plunged into a hunt that draws the attention of the legendary Knights of Malta. They are now a global humanitarian organization, but within their ranks lurks trouble --- the Secreti --- an ancient sect intent on affecting the coming papal conclave. With the help of Magellan Billet agent Luke Daniels, Malone races the rogue cardinal, the knights, the Secreti and the clock to find what has been lost for centuries.

The Parting Glass by Gina Marie Guadagnino - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Atria Books | 9781501198410 | Published March 5, 2019

By day, Mary Ballard is lady’s maid to Charlotte Walden, wealthy and accomplished belle of New York City high society. But on her nights off, Mary sheds this persona to reveal her true self: Irish exile Maire O’Farren. She finds release from her frustration in New York’s gritty underworld --- in the arms of a prostitute and as drinking companion to a decidedly motley crew consisting of a barkeeper and members of a dangerous secret society. Meanwhile, Charlotte has a secret of her own --- she’s having an affair with a stable groom, unaware that her lover is actually Mary’s own brother. When the truth of both women’s double lives begins to unravel, Mary is left to face the consequences.

The Perfect Alibi by Phillip Margolin - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250117526 | Published March 5, 2019

A young woman accuses a prominent local college athlete of rape, which leads to a conviction with the help of indisputable DNA evidence. Not long after, there's another rape and the DNA test shows that the same person committed both rapes. Now, the convicted athlete is granted a new trial and bail. Shortly thereafter, his original lawyer disappears and his law partner is murdered. Robin Lockwood is representing the victim of the first rape for her civil lawsuit against her rapist, who is now convinced that the rapist is stalking her and trying to intimidate her. At the same time, another client is up on a murder charge --- one that should be dismissed as self-defense --- but the D.A. trying the case is determined to bring it to trial.