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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

Paperback

The Only Story by Julian Barnes - Fiction

Vintage | 9780525563068 | Published March 5, 2019

One summer in the ’60s, 19-year-old Paul comes home from university and is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. There he is partnered with Susan Macleod, a fine player who is married with two nearly adult daughters. She is a warm companion, her bond with Paul immediate. And soon, inevitably, they are lovers. Basking in the glow of one another, they set up house together in London. Decades later, Paul looks back at how they fell in love and how everything fell apart. As he turns over his only story in his mind, examining it from different vantage points, he finds himself confronted with the contradictions and slips of his own memory --- and the ways in which our narratives and our lives shape one another.

The Point by John Dixon - Adventure, Fiction, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Del Rey | 9781101967553 | Published March 5, 2019

Scarlett Winter, who has been hiding superhuman powers she doesn’t yet understand, has been recruited by a secret West Point unit for cadets with extraordinary abilities. At The Point, Scarlett discovers that she may be the most powerful cadet of all. With the power to control pure energy, she’s a human nuclear bomb --- and she’s not sure she can control her powers much longer. But when a threat that endangers her fellow students arises from the school’s dark past, duty calls and Scarlett must make a choice between being herself and becoming something even greater: a hero.

The Quintland Sisters by Shelley Wood - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062839091 | Published March 5, 2019

Reluctant midwife Emma Trimpany is just 17 when she assists at the harrowing birth of the Dionne quintuplets: five tiny miracles born to French farmers in hardscrabble Northern Ontario in 1934. Emma cares for them through their perilous first days, and when the government decides to remove the babies from their francophone parents, she signs on as their nurse. Over 6,000 daily visitors come to ogle the identical “Quints” playing in their custom-built playground; at the height of the Great Depression, the tourism and advertising dollars pour in. As the fight over custody and revenues turns increasingly explosive, Emma is torn between the fishbowl sanctuary of Quintland and the wider world, now teetering on the brink of war.

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062678423 | Published March 5, 2019

Anna Fox lives alone --- a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother and their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble --- and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, no one --- and nothing --- is what it seems.

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss - History, Nonfiction, Politics

Penguin Books | 9780143128991 | Published March 5, 2019

Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have approved the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote. One last state --- Tennessee --- is needed for women's voting rights to be the law of the land. The suffragists face vicious opposition from politicians, clergy, corporations and racists who don't want black women voting. And then there are the "Antis" --- women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing that suffrage will bring about the nation's moral collapse. And in one hot summer, they all converge for a confrontation, replete with booze and blackmail, betrayal and courage.

Unmasked: A Memoir by Andrew Lloyd Webber - Memoir, Nonfiction

Harper Paperbacks | 9780062424211 | Published March 5, 2019

One of the most successful and distinguished artists of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber has reigned over the musical theatre world for nearly five decades. The winner of numerous awards, including multiple Tonys and an Oscar, Lloyd Webber has enchanted millions worldwide with his music and numerous hit shows, including "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Evita," "Cats," "The Phantom of the Opera" --- Broadway’s longest running show --- and, most recently, "School of Rock." In UNMASKED, the revered, award-winning composer takes stock of his achievements, the twists of fate and circumstance that brought him both success and disappointment, and the passions that inspire and sustain him.

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman - Fiction

Washington Square Press | 9781501160806 | Published March 5, 2019

Beartown is home to tough, hardworking people who don’t expect life to be easy or fair. No matter how difficult times get, they’ve always been able to take pride in their local ice hockey team. So it’s a cruel blow when they hear that Beartown ice hockey might soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team, take in that fact. But then a newcomer arrives who gives Beartown hockey a surprising new coach and a chance at a comeback. As the big game approaches, the not-so-innocent pranks and incidents between the communities pile up and their mutual contempt intensifies. By the time the last goal is scored, a resident of Beartown will be dead.

While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt - Fiction, Gothic, Suspense, Thriller

Harper Collins | 9780008248239 | Published March 5, 2019

On a remote Scottish island, the McBride house stands guard over its secrets. A century ago, a young widow and her son died mysteriously there. Just last year, a local boy, visiting for a dare, disappeared without a trace. For Zoe Adams, newly arrived from America, the house offers a refuge from her failing marriage. But her peaceful retreat is disrupted by strange and disturbing events: nighttime intrusions, unknown voices, a constant sense of being watched. The locals want her to believe that these incidents are echoes of the McBrides’ dark past. Zoe is convinced the danger is closer at hand, and all too real. But can she uncover the truth before she is silenced?

Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Broadway Books | 9780451497673 | Published March 5, 2019

Kit Raine, an American writer living in Tuscany, is working on a biography of her close friend, a complex woman who continues to cast a shadow on Kit’s own life. Her work is waylaid by the arrival of three women --- Julia, Camille and Susan --- all of whom have launched a recent and spontaneous friendship that will uproot them completely and redirect their lives. Susan, the most adventurous of the three, has enticed them to subvert expectations of staid retirement by taking a lease on a big, beautiful house in Tuscany. With Kit’s friendship and guidance, the three friends launch themselves into Italian life, pursuing passions long-forgotten --- and with drastic and unforeseeable results.

Alive in Shape and Color: 17 Paintings by Great Artists and the Stories They Inspired edited by Lawrence Block - Anthology, Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

Pegasus Books | 9781643130354 | Published March 12, 2019

Any number of artists have produced evocative work, paintings that could trigger a literary response. But none came to mind who could equal Edward Hopper in turning out canvas after canvas. If no single artist could take Hopper’s place, how about a full palette of them? Suppose each author was invited to select a painting from the whole panoply of visual art. In artists ranging from Art Frahm and Norman Rockwell to René Magritte and Clifford Still, the impressive concept goes on to include Thomas Pluck, Sarah Weinman, David Morrell, Craig Ferguson, Joe R. Lansdale, Jill D. Block, Justin Scott, Jonathan Santlofer, Gail Levin, Nicholas Christopher and Lee Child, with each story accompanied in color by the work of art that inspired it.

All the Wrong Places by Joy Fielding - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Ballantine Books | 9781785767876 | Published March 12, 2019

The man calling himself “Mr. Right Now” in his online profile knows that his perfect hair, winning smile and charming banter put women at ease, silencing any doubts they might have about going back to his apartment. There, he has a special evening all planned out: steaks, wine, candlelight…and, by the end of the night, pain and a slow, agonizing death. Driven to desperation, a young woman, her cousin, her best friend and her mother all decide to try their hand at online dating. They each download an app, hoping to right-swipe their way to love and happiness. But one of them unwittingly makes a date with the killer, starting the clock on a race to save her life.

American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt by Stephanie Marie Thornton - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Berkley | 9780451490902 | Published March 12, 2019

Alice may be the daughter of President Teddy Roosevelt, but she's nobody's darling. As bold as her signature color Alice Blue, the gum-chewing, cigarette-smoking, poker-playing First Daughter discovers that the only way for a woman to stand out in Washington is to make waves --- oceans of them. With the canny sophistication of the savviest politician on the Hill, Alice uses her celebrity to her advantage, testing the limits of her power and the seductive thrill of political entanglements. But Washington, DC is rife with heartaches and betrayals, and when Alice falls hard for a smooth-talking congressman, it will take everything this rebel has to emerge triumphant and claim her place as an American icon.

And Then You Were Gone by R.J. Jacobs - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Harper Collins Publishers | 9781443457736 | Published March 12, 2019

After years of learning how to manage her bipolar disorder, Emily Firestone finally has it under control. Even better, her life is coming together. Emily and her boyfriend, Paolo, go on a weekend sailing trip. But when she wakes the morning after they set sail, the boat is still adrift…and Paolo is gone. A strong swimmer, there’s no way Paolo drowned, but Emily is at a loss for any other explanation. As the hours and days pass by, each moment marking Paolo’s disappearance, Emily’s hard-won stability begins to slip. But when Emily uncovers evidence suggesting Paolo was murdered, the investigation throws her mania into overdrive, even as she becomes a person of interest in her own personal tragedy.

Article 353 written by Tanguy Viel, translated by William Rodarmor - Fiction, Noir, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Other Press | 9781590519332 | Published March 12, 2019

In a depressed town on France's northern coast, a man named Martial Kermeur has been arrested for the murder of real estate developer Antoine Lazenec after throwing him overboard. Called before a judge, Kermeur goes back to the beginning to explain what brought him to this desperate point: his divorce, his son's acting out, layoffs at his job, and, above all, Lazenec's dazzling project for a seaside resort. The temptation to invest all of your severance pay in a beautiful apartment with a view of the sea is great. But still, it has to be built.

Beautiful Days: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction, Short Stories

Ecco | 9780062795793 | Published March 12, 2019

In BEAUTIFUL DAYS, Joyce Carol Oates explores the most secret, intimate and unacknowledged interior lives of characters not unlike ourselves, who assert their independence in acts of bold and often irrevocable defiance. In “Big Burnt,” a cunningly manipulative university professor exploits a too-trusting woman in a way she never could have anticipated. “The Nice Girl” depicts a young woman who has been infuriatingly “nice,” until she is forced to come to terms with the raw desperation of her deepest self. And the tragic “Undocumented Alien” depicts a young African student enrolled in an American university who is suddenly stripped of his student visa and forced to undergo a terrifying test of courage.

Blood of the Four by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction

Harper Voyager | 9780062641403 | Published March 12, 2019

In the great kingdom of Quandis, everyone is a slave. A young woman of stunning ambition, Princess Phela refuses to allow a few obstacles to stand in the way of claiming ultimate power and glory for herself. Far below the royals are the Bajuman. Poor and oppressed, members of this wretched caste have but two paths out of servitude: the priesthood or death. Because magic has been kept at bay in Quandis, royals and Bajuman have lived together in an uneasy peace for centuries. But Princess Phela’s desire for power will disrupt the realm’s order, setting into motion a series of events that will end with her becoming a goddess in her own right…or ultimately destroying Quandis and all its inhabitants.

Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris - Fiction

Anchor | 9780525434993 | Published March 12, 2019

In 1492, the Jewish and Muslim populations of Spain were expelled, and Columbus set sail for America. Luis de Torres, a Spanish Jew, accompanies Columbus as his interpreter. His journey is only the beginning of a long migration, across many generations. Over the centuries, de Torres’ descendants travel from Spain and Portugal to Mexico, finally settling in the hills of New Mexico. Five hundred years later, it is in these same hills that Miguel Torres, a young amateur astronomer, finds himself trying to understand the mystery that surrounds him and the town in which he grew up. Entrada de la Luna is a place that holds a profound secret --- one that its residents cannot even imagine.

Graffiti Palace by A. G. Lombardo - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Picador | 9781250310309 | Published March 12, 2019

Americo Monk, a street-haunting aficionado of graffiti, is frantically trying to return home to the makeshift harbor community where he lives with his girlfriend, Karmann. But this is during the Watts Riots, and although his status as a chronicler of all things underground garners him free passage through the territories fiercely controlled by gangs, his trek is nevertheless diverted. Embarking on an exhilarating, dangerous and at times paranormal journey, Monk crosses paths with a dizzying array of representatives from Los Angeles subcultures, including Chinese gangsters, graffiti bombers, witches, the Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad, and others.

Greeks Bearing Gifts: A Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399185212 | Published March 12, 2019

Bernie Gunther has a new name, a chip on his shoulder and a dead-end career when an old friend arrives to repay a debt and encourages "Christoph Ganz" to take a job as a claims adjuster in a major German insurance company with a client in Athens, Greece. Bernie begins to investigate a claim by Siegfried Witzel, a brutish former Wehrmacht soldier who served in Greece during the war. Witzel's claimed losses are large and may be the stolen spoils of Greek Jews deported to Auschwitz. But when Bernie tries to confront Witzel, he finds that someone else has gotten to him first, leaving a corpse in his place. Enter Lieutenant Leventis, who recognizes in this case the highly grotesque style of a killer he investigated during the height of the war.

Green Sun by Kent Anderson - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316466790 | Published March 12, 2019

Oakland in 1983 is a city churning with violent crime and racial conflict. Officer Hanson, a Vietnam veteran, has abandoned academia for the life-and-death clarity of police work, a way to live with the demons he brought home from the war. His sense of fairness and honor leads to a precarious friendship with Felix Maxwell, the drug king of East Oakland. He is befriended by Weegee, a streetwise 11-year-old who is primed to become a dope dealer. He falls in love with Libya the moment he sees her, a confident and outspoken black woman. When an off-duty shooting prompts an internal investigation, Hanson must finally face who he is, and which side of the law he really belongs on.

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780451490544 | Published March 12, 2019

Last year, Tom and Caroline Johnson chose to end their lives, one seemingly unable to live without the other. Their daughter, Anna, is struggling to come to terms with her parents' deaths, unwilling to accept the verdict of suicide. Now with a baby herself, Anna feels her mother's absence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened to her parents. But as she digs up the past, someone is trying to stop her. Sometimes it's safer to let things lie.

Mr. Flood's Last Resort by Jess Kidd - Fiction, Humor, Mystery

Washington Square Press | 9781501180644 | Published March 12, 2019

Maud Drennan is a dedicated caregiver whose sunny disposition masks a deep sadness, as a tragic childhood event left her haunted. She keeps to herself, finding solace in her work and in her humble existence --- until she meets Mr. Flood. The lone occupant of a Gothic mansion, Cathal Flood has been waging war against his son’s attempts to put him into an old-age home. Maud is this impossible man’s last chance: if she can help him get the house in order, he just might be able to stay. So the unlikely pair begins to cooperate. Still, shadows are growing in the cluttered corners of the mansion, hinting at buried family secrets, and reminding Maud that she doesn’t really know this man at all.

Self-Portrait with Boy by Rachel Lyon - Fiction

Scribner | 9781501169595 | Published March 12, 2019

Lu Rile is a relentlessly focused young photographer struggling to make ends meet. Working three jobs, responsible for her aging father, and worrying that the crumbling warehouse she lives in is being sold to developers, she is at a point of desperation. One day, in the background of a self-portrait, Lu accidentally captures on film a boy falling past her window to his death. The photograph turns out to be startlingly gorgeous, the best work of art she’s ever made. But the decision to show it is not easy, especially as she forges an intense bond with the boy’s mother. Lu becomes torn between equally fierce desires: to use the photograph to advance her career, and to protect a woman she has come to love.

The Dark Clouds Shining: A Jack McColl Novel by David Downing - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Soho Crime | 9781641290203 | Published March 12, 2019

Ex–Secret Service spy Jack McColl is in prison serving time for assaulting a cop. McColl has been embittered by the Great War; he feels betrayed by the country that had sent so many young men to die needlessly. He’s also heartbroken. The love of his life, radical journalist Caitlin Hanley, parted ways with him three years earlier so she could offer her services to the Communist revolution in Moscow. Then his former Secret Service boss offers McColl the chance to escape his jail sentence if he takes a dangerous and unofficial assignment in Russia, where McColl is already a wanted man. Little does he know that his mission will throw him back into Caitlin’s life --- or that her husband will be one of the men he is trying to hunt down.

The First Lady by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois - Fiction, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538714911 | Published March 12, 2019

Sally Grissom is a top secret service agent in charge of the Presidential Protection team. She knows that something is amiss when she is summoned to a private meeting with the President and his Chief of Staff without any witnesses. But she couldn't have predicted that she'd be forced to take on an investigation surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the First Lady --- with strict orders to keep it a secret. The First Lady's absence comes in the wake of the scandalous, public revelation of the president's affair, so at first it seems as though she is simply cutting off all contact. What begins as an innocent respite quickly reveals itself as a twisted case when the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady's finger.