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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

Paperback

The Optimistic Decade by Heather Abel - Fiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616209346 | Published April 30, 2019

Framed by the oil shale bust and the real estate boom, by protests against Reagan and against the Gulf War, THE OPTIMISTIC DECADE takes us into the lives of five unforgettable characters and is a sweeping novel about idealism, love, class and a piece of land that changes everyone who lives on it. There is Caleb Silver, the beloved founder of the back-to-the-land camp Llamalo, who is determined to teach others to live simply. There are the ranchers, Don and his son, Donnie, who gave up their land to Caleb and now want it back. There is Rebecca Silver, determined to become an activist like her father and undone by the spell of both Llamalo and new love. And there is David, a teenager who has turned Llamalo into his personal religion.

The Oracle Year by Charles Soule - Adventure, Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Harper Perennial | 9780062686640 | Published April 30, 2019

When an unassuming Manhattan bassist named Will Dando awakens from a dream one morning with 108 predictions about the future in his head, he rapidly finds himself the most powerful man in the world. Protecting his anonymity by calling himself the Oracle, he sets up a heavily guarded website with the help of his friend, Hamza, to selectively announce his revelations. He makes a lot of high-powered enemies, from the President of the United States to a warlord with a nuclear missile and an assassin grandmother. With only a handful of people he can trust, it's all Will can do to simply survive, elude exposure, and protect those he loves long enough to use his knowledge to save the world.

The Wonder of Lost Causes by Nick Trout - Fiction

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062747945 | Published April 30, 2019

Dr. Kate Blunt will do anything for her son, Jasper. Well, almost anything. Since Jasper has the incurable lung disease cystic fibrosis, Kate’s always told him he couldn’t get a dog. It’s a tough call, but she’s a single mom taking care of a kid who fights for every breath he takes. The daily medical routine that keeps Jasper alive is complicated enough. Worse still, Kate’s personal resolve runs contrary to her work as the veterinarian in charge of a Cape Cod animal shelter, where she is on a mission to find forever homes for dogs in desperate need. Whistler, the scarred, mistreated wreck of a dog that turns up, forms an instantaneous bond with Jasper, who would do anything to find him a home. But Whistler has chosen them --- for a reason.

There Are No Grown-ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story by Pamela Druckerman - Humor, Memoir, Nonfiction

Penguin Books | 9780143111054 | Published April 30, 2019

When Pamela Druckerman turns 40, waiters start calling her "Madame," and she detects a disturbing new message in men's gazes: I would sleep with her, but only if doing so required no effort whatsoever. Yet 40 isn't even technically middle-aged anymore. And after a lifetime of being clueless, Druckerman can finally grasp the subtext of conversations, maintain (somewhat) healthy relationships, and spot narcissists before they ruin her life. What are the modern 40s, and what do we know once we reach them? What makes someone a "grown-up" anyway? And why didn't anyone warn us that we'd get cellulite on our arms?

When We Found Home by Susan Mallery - Fiction, Women's Fiction

HQN | 9781335005946 | Published April 30, 2019

Callie Smith doesn’t know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister --- Malcolm, who grew up with affection, wealth and privilege, and Keira, a streetwise 12-year-old. Despite her trepidation, she moves into the grand family home with her siblings and grandfather. Callie and Keira fit in with each other, but not with their posh new lifestyle, leaving Malcolm feeling like the odd man out in his own home. He can’t figure out how to help his new sisters feel secure. Becoming a family will take patience, humor, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of love. But love isn’t Malcolm’s strong suit…until a beautiful barista teaches him that an open heart, like the family table, can always make room for more.

Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes - Christian, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Bethany House Publishers | 9780764232664 | Published April 30, 2019

In the wake of WWII, a grieving fisherman submits a poem to a local newspaper asking readers to send rocks in honor of loved ones to create something life-giving --- but the building halts when tragedy strikes. Decades later, Annie returns to the coastal Maine town where stone ruins spark her curiosity and her search for answers faces a battle against time.

Mass Market Paperback

The Forbidden Door: A Jane Hawk Novel by Dean Koontz - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Bantam | 9780525484257 | Published April 2, 2019

Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. Equipped with superior tactical and survival skills, Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal. But if their best operatives can’t outrun her, they mean to bring her running to them, using her five-year-old son as bait. As she moves resolutely forward, new threats begin to emerge: a growing number of brain-altered victims driven hopelessly, violently insane. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives --- against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door.

Probable Claws: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown - Fiction, Mystery

Bantam | 9780425287170 | Published April 23, 2019

With the New Year just around the corner, winter has transformed the cozy Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia, into a living snow globe. It’s the perfect setting for Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen to build a new work shed designed by her dear friend, local architect Gary Gardner. But the natural serenity is shattered when out of the blue, right in front of Harry and Deputy Cynthia Cooper, Gary is shot to death by a masked motorcyclist. Outraged by the brazen murder, Harry begins to burrow into her friend’s past --- and unearths a pattern of destructive greed reaching far back into Virginia’s post-Revolutionary history. When Harry finds incriminating evidence, the killer strikes again.

A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062906120 | Published April 30, 2019

College professor Paul Davis is a normal guy with a normal life. Until, driving along a deserted road late one night, he surprises a murderer disposing of a couple of bodies. That’s when Paul’s "normal" existence is turned upside down. After nearly losing his own life in that encounter, he finds himself battling PTSD, depression and severe problems at work. His wife, Charlotte, brings home a vintage typewriter to encourage him to get started on that novel he’s always intended to write. However, Paul swears that it is possessed and types by itself at night. But only Paul can hear the noise coming from downstairs; Charlotte doesn’t hear a thing. And she worries he’s going off the rails. Paul believes the typewriter is somehow connected to the murderer he discovered nearly a year ago.

Bloody Sunday by Ben Coes - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin’s Paperbacks | 9781250140777 | Published April 30, 2019

North Korea’s dictator is a madman. Long a danger to the rest of the world, he is about to implement his long-held, terrible dreams of revenge. To get the missiles he needs to launch a nuclear attack against the United States, he is trading nuclear triggers with Iran and sending his top military man to negotiate the trade. Dewey Andreas is sent to Macau to carry out a bold operation against the North Korean general. But one small slip changes everything. Now Dewey has to do the impossible: in only 24 hours, with no room for error, he must find a way to infiltrate North Korea and stop a nuclear attack that will kill millions and devastate two countries.

Broken Ice by Matt Goldman - Fiction, Mystery

Forge Books | 9780765391346 | Published April 30, 2019

Nils Shapiro has been hired to find missing Linnea Engstrom, a teenager from the small northern hockey town of Warroad, MN. Most of Warroad is in Minneapolis for the state high school hockey tournament, and Linnea never returned from last night’s game. Linnea’s friend, Haley Housch, is also missing --- and soon found dead. Shot through the arm with an arrow at the Haley Housch crime scene, only the quick work of medical examiner Char Northagen saves Nil’s life. Nils should be in the hospital recovering from his near-fatal injury, but he knows that the clock is ticking. Linnea could be anywhere, and someone doesn’t want her found. Is Linnea a victim, or is she playing a dangerous game?

Field of Bones: A Brady Novel of Suspense by J.A. Jance - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062657589 | Published April 30, 2019

This time, Sheriff Joanna Brady may expect to see her maternity leave through to completion, but the world has other plans when a serial homicide case surfaces in her beloved Cochise County. Rather than staying home with her newborn and losing herself in the cold cases to be found in her father’s long-unread diaries, Joanna finds herself overseeing a complex investigation involving multiple jurisdictions.

Murder, She Wrote: Manuscript for Murder by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land - Fiction, Mystery

Berkley | 9780451489326 | Published April 30, 2019

Jessica Fletcher has had plenty to worry about over her storied career, as both a bestselling novelist and an amateur sleuth. But she never had any reason to worry about her longtime publisher, Lane Barfield, who also happens to be a trusted friend. When mounting evidence of financial malfeasance leads to an FBI investigation of Lane, Jessica can't believe what she's reading. So when Barfield turns up dead, Jessica takes on the task of proving Barfield's innocence --- she can't fathom someone she's known and trusted for so long cheating her. Sure enough, Jessica's lone wolf investigation turns up several oddities and inconsistencies in Barfield's murder. Jessica knows something is being covered up, but what exactly?

Spymaster by Brad Thor - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Pocket Books | 9781476789422 | Published April 30, 2019

Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. In the balance hang the ingredients for all-out war. With his mentor out of the game, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must take on the role he has spent his career avoiding. But, as with everything else he does, he intends to rewrite the rules --- all of them.

The Money Shot: A Teddy Fay Novel Featuring Stone Barrington by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735219151 | Published April 30, 2019

Ever a man of mystery and intrigue, Teddy Fay has donned a new disguise --- that of Mark Weldon, a stuntman and actor starring in Centurion Studios' newest film. When the picture's leading lady begins receiving blackmail threats, Teddy is in the perfect position to investigate, and it soon becomes clear that the villains have more in their sights than just money. Money they have. What they need is prestige, the cache of a respected studio to lend authority and legitimacy to their artistic endeavors…and a little bit of vengeance in the bargain.

Warning Light by David Ricciardi - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780399585753 | Published April 30, 2019

When a commercial flight violates restricted airspace to make an emergency landing at a closed airport in Iran, the passengers are just happy to be alive and ready to transfer to a functional plane. All of them except one. Zac Miller is a CIA analyst. And after an agent's cover gets blown, Zac --- though never trained to be a field operative --- volunteers to take his place, to keep a surveillance mission from being scrubbed. Zac thinks it will be easy to photograph the earthquake-ravaged airport that is located near a hidden top-secret nuclear facility. But when everything that can go wrong does, he finds himself on the run from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards and abandoned by his own teammates, who think he has gone rogue.