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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.

April 2019

Hardcover

Doc, Donnie, the Kid, and Billy Brawl: How the 1985 Mets and Yankees Fought for New York’s Baseball Soul by Chris Donnelly - Nonfiction, Sports

University of Nebraska Press | 9781496205537 | Published April 1, 2019

DOC, DONNIE, THE KID, AND BILLY BRAWL focuses on the 1985 New York baseball season, a season like no other since the Mets came to town in 1962. Never before had both the Yankees and the Mets been in contention for the playoffs so late in the same season. For months, New York fans dreamed of the first Subway Series in nearly 30 years, and the Mets and the Yankees vied for their hearts. Despite their nearly identical records, the two teams were drastically different in performance and clubhouse atmosphere. The result was the most attention-grabbing and exciting season New York would see in generations.

#IMomSoHard by Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley - Humor, Nonfiction, Parenting

HarperOne | 9780062857699 | Published April 2, 2019

Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, the creators of #IMOMSOHARD, know that you probably didn’t get to shower today and that the last thing you need is more advice on how to be a better parent. Instead, they invite you to join their laugh-out-loud, best friend banter on the 80 bajillion ways moms give their all every day. Come for the laughs, stay for the kinship with two friends who are just getting it right, getting it wrong, and leaning on each other for a laugh at the end of the day. They don’t care if your house is a mess, and they won’t judge you if you pee a little when you sneeze. So kick back, relax and enjoy. You deserve it.

108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game by Ron Darling with Daniel Paisner - Nonfiction, Sports

St. Martin's Press | 9781250184382 | Published April 2, 2019

In 108 STITCHES, Ron Darling offers his own take on the "six degrees of separation" game and knits together a collection of wild, wise and wistful stories reflecting the full arc of a life in and around our national pastime. Darling has played with or reported on just about everybody who has put on a uniform since 1983, and they in turn have played with or reported on just about everybody who put on a uniform in a previous generation. Through relationships with baseball legends on and off the field, like Yale coach Smoky Joe Wood, Willie Mays, Bart Giamatti, Tom Seaver and Mickey Mantle, Darling's reminiscences reach all the way back to Babe Ruth and other turn-of-the-century greats.

Ghost Stories: Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense edited by Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger - Anthology, Fiction, Horror, Short Stories, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Pegasus Books | 9781643130200 | Published April 2, 2019

The ghost story has long been a staple of world literature, but many of the genre's greatest tales have been forgotten, overshadowed in many cases by their authors' bestselling work in other genres. In this spine-tingling anthology, little-known stories from literary titans like Charles Dickens and Edith Wharton are collected alongside overlooked works from masters of horror fiction like Edgar Allan Poe and M. R. James. Acclaimed anthologists Leslie S. Klinger and Lisa Morton set these stories in historical context and trace the literary significance of ghosts in fiction over almost 200 years --- from a traditional English ballad first printed in 1724 through the Christmas-themed ghost stories of the Victorian era and up to the science fiction-tinged tales of the early 20th century.

Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog by Dave Barry - Humor, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501161155 | Published April 2, 2019

Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From “Make New Friends” (an unfortunate fail when he can’t overcome his dislike for mankind) to “Don’t Stop Having Fun” (validating his longtime membership in a marching unit that performs in parades --- and even Obama’s inauguration), Dave navigates his later years with good humor and grace. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in your own skin. The lessons are drawn from Dave’s routine humiliations and stream-of-consciousness accounts of the absurdities of daily life, which will leave you heaving with laughter and recognition.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb - Memoir, Nonfiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328662057 | Published April 2, 2019

One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients' lives, she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell. With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change.

The Editor by Steven Rowley - Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525537960 | Published April 2, 2019

After years of trying to make it as a writer in 1990s New York City, James Smale finally sells his novel to an editor at a major publishing house: none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Jackie has fallen in love with James' candidly autobiographical novel, one that exposes his own dysfunctional family. But when the book's forthcoming publication threatens to unravel already fragile relationships, James finds that he can't bring himself to finish the manuscript. Jackie and James develop an unexpected friendship, and she pushes him to write an authentic ending, encouraging him to head home to confront the truth about his relationship with his mother. Then a long-held family secret is revealed, and he realizes that his editor may have had a larger plan that goes beyond the page.

The Ghost Manuscript by Kris Frieswick - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Post Hill Press | 9781642930245 | Published April 2, 2019

Rare book authenticator Carys Jones wanted nothing more than to be left alone to pursue her obsession with ancient manuscripts. But when her biggest client is committed to an asylum, he gives Carys an offer she cannot refuse. In exchange for his entire library of priceless, Dark Age manuscripts, Carys must track the clues hidden in a previously unknown journal, clues that lead to a tomb that could rewrite the history of Western civilization. But there are people who would do anything to stop Carys from finding what she seeks --- for reasons both noble and evil. The hunt takes Carys to places she never thought she’d go, physically and emotionally.

The Poison Bed by Elizabeth Fremantle - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Pegasus Books | 9781643130248 | Published April 2, 2019

In the autumn of 1615, scandal rocks the Jacobean court, when a celebrated couple, Robert and Frances Carr, are imprisoned on suspicion of murder. Frances has been rescued from an abusive marriage by Robert, and is determined to make a new life for herself. Robert has risen from nothing to become one of the country’s most powerful men. But to get to the top, you cannot help making enemies. Some believe she is innocent; others think her wicked or insane. He claims no knowledge of the murder. The king suspects them both, though it is his secret at stake. Now a man is dead. And someone must pay with their life. Who is telling the truth? Who has the most to lose? And who is willing to commit murder?

The Spectators by Jennifer duBois - Fiction

Random House | 9780812995886 | Published April 2, 2019

Talk show host Matthew Miller has made his fame by shining a spotlight on the most unlikely and bizarre secrets of society, exposing them on live television in front of millions of gawking viewers. However, the man behind “The Mattie M Show” remains a mystery --- both to his enormous audience and to those who work alongside him every day. But when the high school students responsible for a mass shooting are found to be devoted fans, Mattie is thrust into the glare of public scrutiny, seen as the wry, detached herald of a culture going downhill and going way too far. Soon, the secrets of Mattie’s past as a brilliant young politician in a crime-ridden New York City begin to push their way to the surface.

The War Within: The Great God's War by Stephen R. Donaldson - Fantasy, Fiction

Berkley | 9780399586163 | Published April 2, 2019

It has been 20 years since Prince Bifalt of Belleger discovered the Last Repository and the sorcerous knowledge hidden there. At the behest of the repository's magisters, and in return for the restoration of sorcery to both kingdoms, the realms of Belleger and Amika ceased generations of war. Their alliance was sealed with the marriage of Bifalt to Estie, the crown princess of Amika. But the peace --- and their marriage --- has been uneasy. An ancient enemy has discovered the location of the Last Repository, and a mighty horde of dark forces is massing to attack the library and take the magical knowledge it guards. That horde will slaughter every man, woman and child in its path, destroying both Belleger and Amika along the way.

Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother's Suggestions by Patricia Marx and Roz Chast - Nonfiction, Parenting

Celadon Books | 9781250301963 | Published April 2, 2019

Every mother knows best, but New Yorker writer Patty Marx's knows better. Patty has never been able to shake her mother's one-line witticisms from her brain, so she has collected them into a book, accompanied by full-color illustrations by New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast. These snappy maternal cautions include: 1) If you feel guilty about throwing away leftovers, put them in the back of your refrigerator for five days and then throw them out. 2) If you run out of food at your dinner party, the world will end. 3) When traveling, call the hotel from the airport to say there aren't enough towels in your room and, by the way, you'd like a room with a better view. 4) Why don't you write my eulogy now so I can correct it?

Miracle at St. Andrews by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge - Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316519106 | Published April 8, 2019

Though nobody has ever identified a single secret --- no universally accepted truth --- to the sport, every real player searches for one. Travis McKinley is one such seeker. A former professional golfer who feels like he's an amateur at the rest of life, he makes a pilgrimage to the mythical greens at St. Andrews. On the course where golf was born, every link, hole, fairway --- even the gorse --- feels like sacred ground. Ground that can help an ordinary player, an ordinary man, achieve a higher plane.

Everything Is Just Fine by Brett Paesel - Fiction, Humor, Women's Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538745649 | Published April 9, 2019

Coach Randy is working mightily to keep it together, as this season's soccer parents are a demanding bunch. Diane's wine-fueled group emails are almost unintelligible; team mom Jacqui's enthusiasm for the league verges on manic; a divorced couple can barely conceal their murderous rage at each other; and another mom is laser-focused on schooling everyone on what constitutes a healthy snack option. All the secrets and lies bubbling below the surface of their membrane-thin civility threaten to combust when Alejandro, a young, foreign assistant coach, refuses to play by the Beverly Hills code, which is to mind your own business and don't look too deeply into anyone's soul. Especially your own.

Phantoms by Christian Kiefer - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Liveright | 9780871404817 | Published April 9, 2019

A Vietnam vet still reeling from war, John Frazier finds himself an unwitting witness to a confrontation, decades in the making, between two steely matriarchs: his aunt, Evelyn Wilson, and her former neighbor, Kimiko Takahashi. John comes to learn that in the onslaught of World War II, the Takahashis had been displaced as once-beloved tenants of the Wilson orchard and sent to an internment camp. One question has always plagued both families: What happened to the Takahashi son, Ray, when he returned from service and found that Placer County was no longer home --- that nowhere was home for a Japanese American? As layers of family secrets unravel, the harrowing truth forces John to examine his own guilt.

Soon the Light Will Be Perfect by Dave Patterson - Fiction

Hanover Square Press | 9781335652904 | Published April 9, 2019

A 12-year-old boy lives with his family in a small, poverty-stricken town in Vermont. His father works at a manufacturing plant, his mother is a homemaker, and his 15-year-old brother is about to enter high school. His family has gained enough financial stability to move out of the nearby trailer park, and as conflict rages abroad, his father’s job at a weapons manufacturing plant appears safe. But then his mother is diagnosed with cancer, and everything changes. As the family clings to the traditions of their hard-line Catholicism, he meets Taylor, a perceptive, beguiling girl from the trailer park, who has been forced to grow up too fast. Taylor represents everything his life isn’t, and their fledgling connection develops as his mother’s health deteriorates.

The Book of Dreams by Nina George - Fiction

Crown | 9780525572534 | Published April 9, 2019

Henri Skinner is a hardened ex-war reporter on the run from his past. On his way to see his son, Sam, for the first time in years, Henri collides with oncoming traffic. He is rushed to a nearby hospital where he floats, comatose, between dreams. After the accident, Sam --- a 13-year-old synesthete with an IQ of 144 and an appetite for science fiction --- waits by his father’s bedside every day. There he meets Eddie Tomlin, a woman forced to confront her love for Henri after all these years, and 12-year-old Madelyn Zeidler, a coma patient like Henri and the sole survivor of a traffic accident that killed her family. As these four very different individuals fight --- for hope, for patience, for life --- they are bound together inextricably, facing the ravages of loss and first love side by side.

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman - Fiction, Historical Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525535928 | Published April 9, 2019

It is 1968 in rural Australia, and lonely Tom Hope can't make heads or tails of Hannah Babel. Newly arrived from Hungary, Hannah is unlike anyone he's ever met --- she's passionate, brilliant and fiercely determined to open sleepy Hometown's first bookshop. Despite the fact that Tom has read only one book in his life, when Hannah hires him to install shelving for the shop, the two discover an astonishing spark. Recently abandoned by an unfaithful wife --- and still missing her sweet son, Peter --- Tom dares to believe that he might make Hannah happy. But Hannah is a haunted woman. Twenty-four years earlier, she had been marched to the gates of Auschwitz.

They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Forge Books | 9780765398147 | Published April 9, 2019

Delighted by a surprise invitation, Miriam Macy sails off to a luxurious private island off the coast of Mexico with six other strangers. Surrounded by miles of open water in the gloriously green Sea of Cortez, Miriam is soon shocked to discover that she and the rest of her companions have been brought to the remote island under false pretenses --- and all seven strangers harbor a secret. Danger lurks in the lush forest and in the halls and bedrooms of the lonely mansion. Sporadic cell-phone coverage and miles of ocean keep the group trapped in paradise. And strange accidents stir suspicions, as one by one, they all fall down.

Unwritten: Bat Flips, the Fun Police, and Baseball's New Future by Danny Knobler - Nonfiction, Sports

Triumph Books | 9781629376486 | Published April 9, 2019

Don't bunt in a blowout. Don't pimp your home runs. Act like you've been here before. In UNWRITTEN, national baseball writer Danny Knobler dives deep beyond the brushbacks and brawls to examine shifting attitudes towards Major League Baseball's once-sacred player codes. What emerges in the process is a much larger story, one of a more youthful, more exuberant, more diverse game in the midst of a fascinating culture clash. Featuring countless interviews with some of baseball's biggest names, including current and former major-league players, coaches, scouts and journalists, UNWRITTEN is a revealing, thoroughly of-the-moment portrait of a sport grappling with the loaded question of what it means to play the game the right way.

Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting (Audiobook) written by Anna Quindlen, read by Cynthia Farrell - Memoir, Nonfiction, Parenting, Personal Growth, Self-Help

Brilliance Audio | 9781491546406 | Published April 23, 2019

Before blogs even existed, Anna Quindlen became a go-to writer on the joys and challenges of family, motherhood and modern life, in her nationally syndicated column. Now she’s taking the next step and going full nana in the pages of this lively, beautiful and moving book about being a grandmother. Quindlen offers thoughtful and telling observations about her new role, no longer mother and decision-maker but secondary character and support to the parents of her grandson. She writes, “Where I once led, I have to learn to follow.” Eventually a close friend provides words to live by: “Did they ask you?”

Neon Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel (Audiobook) written by John Sandford, read by Richard Ferrone - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Penguin Audio | 9780525634379 | Published April 23, 2019

Clayton Deese looks like a small-time criminal, muscle for hire when his loan shark boss needs to teach someone a lesson. Now, seven months after a job that went south and landed him in jail, Deese has skipped out on bail, and the U.S. Marshals come looking for him. They don't much care about a low-level guy --- it's his boss they want --- but Deese might be their best chance to bring down the whole operation. Then, they step onto a dirt trail behind Deese's rural Louisiana cabin and find a jungle full of graves. Lucas Davenport is now on the trail of a serial killer who has been operating for years without notice. His quarry is ruthless, and --- as Davenport will come to find --- full of surprises.

Saving Meghan (Audiobook) written by D.J. Palmer, read by Mary Stuart Masterson and Rebecca Soler - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Macmillan Audio | 9781250314239 | Published April 9, 2019

Fifteen-year-old Meghan has been in and out of hospitals with a plague of unexplained illnesses. But when the ailments take a sharp turn, clashing medical opinions begin to raise questions about the puzzling nature of her illness. Doctors suspect Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare behavioral disorder where the primary caretaker seeks medical help for made-up symptoms of a child. Is this what's going on? Or is there something even more sinister at hand? Meghan's mother, Becky, must race against time to prove that her daughter has a deadly disease. But she first must confront her darkest fears and family secrets that threaten not only to upend her once-ordered life, but to destroy it.

The Mother-in-Law (Audiobook) written by Sally Hepworth, read by Barrie Kreinik - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

Macmillan Audio | 9781250314444 | Published April 23, 2019

From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, she knew she wasn’t the wife Diana had envisioned for her perfect son. Exquisitely polite, friendly and always generous, Diana nonetheless kept Lucy at arm’s length despite her desperate attempts to win her over. That was five years ago. Now, Diana is dead, a suicide note found near her body claiming that she longer wanted to live because of the cancer wreaking havoc inside her body. But the autopsy finds no cancer. It does find traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed at the 11th hour to disinherit both of her children and their spouses? And what does it mean that Lucy isn’t exactly sad she’s gone?

Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir (Audiobook) written and read by Ruth Reichl - Food, Memoir, Nonfiction

Random House Audio | 9780385393485 | Published April 2, 2019

When Condé Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America’s oldest epicurean magazine, she declined. She was a writer, not a manager, and had no inclination to be anyone’s boss. But Reichl had been reading Gourmet since she was eight; it had inspired her career. How could she say no? This is the story of a former Berkeley hippie entering the corporate world and worrying about losing her soul. It is the story of the moment restaurants became an important part of popular culture, a time when the rise of the farm-to-table movement changed, forever, the way we eat.