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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.

May 2019

Hardcover

All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters by Joe Namath - Biography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Little, Brown & Company | 9780316421102 | Published May 7, 2019

Three days before the 1969 Super Bowl, Joe Namath promised the nation that he would lead the New York Jets to an 18-point underdog victory against the seemingly invincible Baltimore Colts. When the final whistle blew, that promise had been kept: Namath was instantly heralded as a gridiron god, while his rugged good looks, progressive views on race, and boyish charm quickly transformed him --- in an era of raucous rebellion, shifting social norms, and political upheaval --- into both a bona fide celebrity and a symbol of the commercialization of pro sports. By 26, with a championship title under his belt, he was quite simply the most famous athlete alive. Although his legacy has long been cemented in the history books, beneath the eccentric yet charismatic personality was a player plagued by injury and addiction, both sex and substance. Now 74, Namath is ready to open up.

At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Forgiveness by Hana Ali - Biography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Amistad | 9780062917393 | Published May 7, 2019

Athlete. Activist. Champion. Ambassador. Icon. Father. The greatest, Muhammad Ali, is all of these things. In this candid family memoir, Hana Ali illuminates this momentous figure as only a daughter can. As Ali approached the end of his astonishing boxing career, he embraced a new purpose and role, turning his focus to his family and friends. In that role, he took center stage as an ambassador for peace and friendship. Hana gives us a privileged glimpse inside the Ali home, sharing the everyday adventures her family experienced—all so “normal,” with visitors such as Clint Eastwood and John Travolta dropping by. She shares the joy and laughter, the hardship and pain, and, most importantly, the dedication and love that has bonded them.

Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination by Brian Jay Jones - Art, Biography, Literary, Nonfiction

Dutton | 9781524742782 | Published May 7, 2019

Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. Whimsical and wonderful, his work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. Theodor Geisel, however, had a second, more radical side. It is there that the allure and fasciation of his Dr. Seuss alter ego begins. He had a successful career as an advertising man and then as a political cartoonist, his personal convictions appearing, not always subtly, throughout his books. Remember the environmentalist of THE LORAX? Geisel was a complicated man on an important mission. He introduced generations to the wonders of reading while teaching young people about empathy and how to treat others well.

Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague by David K. Randall - History, Nonfiction

W.W. Norton & Company | 9780393609455 | Published May 7, 2019

On March 6, 1900, a Chinese immigrant died showing signs of bubonic plague. Officials rushed to quarantine Chinatown while doctors examined the man’s tissue for telltale bacteria. If the devastating disease was not contained, San Francisco would become the American epicenter of an outbreak that had already claimed 10 million lives worldwide. While local press, railroad barons and elected officials mounted a cover-up to obscure the threat, it fell to federal health officer Rupert Blue to save a city that refused to be rescued. Randall spins a spellbinding account of Blue’s race to understand the disease and contain its spread --- the only hope of saving San Francisco, and the nation, from a gruesome fate.

Blessing in Disguise by Danielle Steel - Fiction, Friendship, Women's Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780399179327 | Published May 7, 2019

As a young intern at an art gallery in Paris, Isabelle McAvoy meets Putnam Armstrong, wealthy, gentle, older, and secluded from the world. Her relationship is a dream, but it turns real when she becomes pregnant and she knows that marriage is out of the question. When she returns to New York, she enters a new relationship, but she soon realizes she has made a terrible mistake and again finds herself a single mother. With two young daughters and no husband, Isabelle finally and unexpectedly finds happiness and a love that gives her a third child, a baby as happy as her beloved father. And yet, once again, life brings dramatic changes.
Chumps to Champs: How the Worst Teams in Yankees History Led to the '90s Dynasty by Bill Pennington - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328849854 | Published May 7, 2019

The New York Yankees have won 27 world championships and 40 American League pennants, both world records. They have 26 members in the Hall of Fame. Yet some 25 years ago, from 1989 to 1992, the Yankees were a pitiful team at the bottom of the standings, sitting on a 14-year World Series drought and a 35 percent drop in attendance. To make the statistics worse, their mercurial, bombastic owner was banned from baseball. But out of these ashes emerged a modern Yankees dynasty, a juggernaut built on the sly, a brilliant mix of personalities, talent, and ambition. In CHUMPS TO CHAMPS, Pennington reveals a grand tale of revival.

Drawing Home by Jamie Brenner - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Little, Brown & Company | 9780316476799 | Published May 7, 2019

 
Summer has started in idyllic Sag Harbor, and for Emma Mapson that means greeting guests at the front desk of The American Hotel. But when one of the town's most famous residents, artist Henry Wyatt, dies suddenly, Emma learns he has mysteriously left his waterfront home --- a self-designed masterpiece filled with his work --- to her teenage daughter, Penny. Back in Manhattan, legendary art patron Bea Winstead's grief at her lifelong friend and former business partner Henry's passing turns to outrage at the news of his shocking bequest. Bea, with her devoted assistant Kyle in tow, descends on Sag Harbor determined to reclaim the house and preserve Henry's legacy.
Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories

Knopf | 9781101947883 | Published May 7, 2019

From the acclaimed author of STORIES OF YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS --- the basis for the Academy Award-nominated film Arrival --- comes a groundbreaking new collection of short fiction. These are tales that tackle some of humanity’s oldest questions along with new quandaries only Ted Chiang could imagine. In “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate,” a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and second chances. In “Exhalation,” an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications that are literally universal. In “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom,” the ability to glimpse into alternate universes necessitates a radically new examination of the concepts of choice and free will.

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep - Art, Biography, History, Nonfiction

Knopf | 9781101947869 | Published May 7, 2019

Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murderer was acquitted. Sitting in the audience during the vigilante's trial was Harper Lee, who spent a year in town reporting and many more years working on her own version of the case. Now Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the same time, she offers a deeply moving portrait of Lee and her struggle with fame, success and the mystery of artistic creativity.

Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America by Bill Geist - Coming of Age, Memoir, Nonfiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538729809 | Published May 7, 2019

Before there was "tourism" and souvenir ashtrays became "kitsch," the Lake of the Ozarks was a Shangri-La for middle-class Midwestern families on vacation, complete with man-made beaches, Hillbilly Mini Golf and feathered rubber tomahawks. It was there that author Bill Geist spent summers in the ’60s during his school and college years working at Arrowhead Lodge --- a small resort owned by his bombastic uncle --- in all areas of the operation, from cesspool attendant to bellhop. In LAKE OF THE OZARKS, the Emmy Award-winning “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent reflects on his coming of age in the American Heartland and traces his evolution as a man and a writer.

My Dad, Yogi: A Memoir of Family and Baseball by Dale Berra - Biography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Hachette Books | 9780316525459 | Published May 7, 2019

Everyone knows Yogi Berra, the American icon. He was the backbone of the New York Yankees through ten World Series Championships, managed the National League Champion New York Mets in 1973, and had an ingenious way with words that remains an indelible part of our lexicon. But no one knew him like his family did. MY DAD, YOGI is Dale Berra's chronicle of his unshakeable bond with his father, as well as an intimate portrait of one of the great sports figures of the 20th Century. When Yogi wasn't playing or coaching, or otherwise in the public eye, he was home in the New Jersey suburbs, spending time with his beloved wife, Carmen, and his three boys, Larry, Tim, and Dale. Dale presents --- as only a son could --- his family's history, his parents' enduring relationship, and his dad's storied career.

Such a Perfect Wife by Kate White - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Harper Paperbacks | 9780062886262 | Published May 7, 2019

On a sunny morning in late September, Shannon Blaine, a thirty-four-year-old wife and mother of two, set off for a jog along the roads near her home in Lake George, New York. It was her usual routine after dropping the kids at school…except on this day she never returned. Is her husband lying when he says he has no idea where she is? Could Shannon have split on her own, overwhelmed by the pressures of life? Or is she the victim of a sexual predator?
Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250126108 | Published May 7, 2019

SUNSET BEACH is a compelling ride, full of Mary Kay Andrews' signature wit, heart and charm.

The Big Kahuna: A Fox and O'Hare Novel by Janet Evanovich and Peter Evanovich - Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Romance, Suspense

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525536642 | Published May 7, 2019

FBI Agent Kate O'Hare been assigned to find a Silicon Valley billionaire, known as the Big Kahuna, who has mysteriously disappeared. But no one seems particularly keen on helping. His 26-year-old adult actress wife-turned Instagram model wife and his shady Czech business partner are more interested in gaining control of his company. The only lead Kate and her partner, Nicholas Fox, have is the Kahuna's drop-out son, who's living the dream in Hawaii. To get close to him, Kate and Nick go undercover as a married couple in the big wave, bohemian, surfer community of Paia, Maui. If they don't catch a break soon, waves aren't the only thing Kate is going to be shredding (or bedding).

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Sourcebooks Landmark | 9781492691631 | Published May 7, 2019

The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything --- everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome has its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter. Cussy's not only a book woman, however; she’s also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy’s family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she’s going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler.

The Daughter's Tale by Armando Lucas Correa - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501187933 | Published May 7, 2019

Amanda Sternberg's family is torn apart when Nazis descend on Berlin in 1939, burning down their beloved family bookshop and sending her husband Julius to a concentration camp. Amanda flees with their daughters and is forced to make an impossible, haunting choice along the way. When Nazi forces arrives in Haute-Vienne, Amanda finds herself in a labor camp where she must once again make a heroic sacrifice. Decades later in New York, 80-year-old Elise Duval receives a call from a woman bearing messages from a time and country that she forced herself to forget. A French Catholic who arrived in New York after World War II, Elise is shocked to discover that the letters were from her mother, written in German during the war. Despite Elise’s best efforts to stave off her past, seven decades of secrets begin to unravel.

The East End by Jason Allen - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Park Row | 9780778308393 | Published May 7, 2019

Corey Halpern, a local high schooler with a troubled home life, is desperate to leave the Hamptons and start anew somewhere else. His last summer before college, he settles for the escapism he finds in sneaking into neighboring mansions. One night just before Memorial Day weekend, he breaks in to the wrong home at the wrong time: the Sheffield estate, where he and his mother, Gina, work. Under the cover of darkness, Leo Sheffield --- a billionaire CEO, patriarch and the owner of the vast lakeside manor --- arrives unexpectedly with a companion. 
The Farm by Joanne Ramos - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Random House | 9781984853752 | Published May 7, 2019

Nestled in New York’s Hudson Valley is a luxury retreat boasting every amenity --- and all of it for free. In fact, you’re paid big money to stay here. The catch? For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds, your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby. For someone else. Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines, is in desperate search of a better future when she commits to being a “Host” at Golden Oaks --- or the Farm, as residents call it. But now pregnant, fragile and consumed with worry for her family, Jane is determined to reconnect with her life outside. Yet she cannot leave the Farm, or she will lose the life-changing fee she’ll receive on the delivery of her child.

The Farmer's Son: Calving Season on a Family Farm by John Connell - Biography, Family, Memoir, Nonfiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328577993 | Published May 7, 2019

Farming has been in John Connell's family for generations, but he never intended to follow in his father's footsteps. Until, one winter, after more than a decade away, he finds himself back on the farm. Connell records the hypnotic rhythm of the farming day --- cleaning the barns, caring for the herd, tending to sickly lambs, helping the cows give birth. Alongside the routine events, there are the unforeseen moments when things go wrong: when a calf fails to thrive, when a sheep goes missing, when illness breaks out, when an argument between father and son erupts and things are said that cannot be unsaid.

The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Knopf | 9780307959409 | Published May 7, 2019

In 1940, Varian Fry --- a Harvard-educated American journalist --- traveled to Marseille carrying $3,000 and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Instead, he ended up staying in France for 13 months, working under the veil of a legitimate relief organization to procure false documents, amass emergency funds and set up an underground railroad. Among his many clients were Hannah Arendt, Franz Werfel, André Breton, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp and Marc Chagall. THE FLIGHT PORTFOLIO opens at the Chagalls' ancient stone house in Gordes, France, as the novel's hero desperately tries to persuade them of the barbarism and tragedy descending on Europe.

The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America by Daniel Okrent - History, Jewish Interest, Nonfiction

Scribner | 9781476798035 | Published May 7, 2019

A forgotten, dark chapter of American history with implications for the current day, THE GUARDED GATE tells the story of the scientists who argued that certain nationalities were inherently inferior, providing the intellectual justification for the harshest immigration law in American history. Brandished by the upper class Bostonians and New Yorkers --- many of them progressives --- who led the anti-immigration movement, the eugenic arguments helped keep hundreds of thousands of Jews, Italians and other unwanted groups out of the US for more than 40 years.

The Guest Book by Sarah Blake - Fiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250110251 | Published May 7, 2019

While Kitty Milton and her husband, Ogden, summer on their island in Maine, anchored as they are to the way things have always been, the winds of change are beginning to stir. In 1959 New York City, two strangers enter the Miltons’ circle. One captures the attention of Kitty’s daughter, while the other makes each of them question what the family stands for. This new generation insists the times are changing. And in one night, everything does. So much so that in the present day, the third generation of Miltons doesn’t have enough money to keep the island in Maine. Evie Milton’s mother has just died, and as Evie digs into her mother’s and grandparents’ history, what she finds is a story as unsettling as it is inescapable, the story that threatens the foundation of the Milton family myth.

The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062868817 | Published May 7, 2019

Dr. Kate English has it all. Not only is she the heiress to a large fortune; she has a gorgeous husband and daughter, a high-flying career, and a beautiful home anyone would envy. But all that changes the night Kate’s mother, Lily, is found dead, brutally murdered in her own home. Heartbroken and distraught, Kate reaches out to her estranged best friend, Blaire Barrington, who rushes to her side for the funeral, where the years of distance between them are forgotten in a moment. That evening, Kate’s grief turns to horror when she receives an anonymous text: You think you’re sad now, just wait. By the time I’m finished with you, you’ll wish you had been buried today.
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough - History, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501168680 | Published May 7, 2019

In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River. They and their families created a town in a primeval wilderness, while coping with such frontier realities as floods, fires, wolves and bears, no roads or bridges, no guarantees of any sort, all the while negotiating a contentious and sometimes hostile relationship with the native people. Drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures, THE PIONEERS is a uniquely American story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments.

 


 

How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Hanover Square Press | 9781335953759 | Published May 7, 2019

Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only two survivors and one tiny child. In a neighboring village, 17-year-old Wang Di is strapped into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military brothel where she is forced into sexual slavery as a “comfort woman.” After 60 years of silence, what she saw and experienced still haunts her. In the year 2000, 12-year-old Kevin is sitting beside his ailing grandmother when he overhears a mumbled confession. He sets out to discover the truth.