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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.

June 2019

Hardcover

Unsolved by James Patterson and David Ellis - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Little Brown and Company | 9780316419826 | Published June 3, 2019

FBI agent Emmy Dockery is absolutely relentless. She's young and driven, and her unique skill at seeing connections others miss has brought her an impressive string of arrests. But a shocking new case --- unfolding across the country --- has left her utterly baffled. The victims all appear to have died by accident, and have seemingly nothing in common. But this many deaths can't be coincidence. And the killer is somehow one step ahead of every move Dockery makes. To FBI special agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, everyone in the FBI is a suspect --- particularly Emmy Dockery (the fact that she's his ex-fiancee doesn't make it easier). 

1941: The Year Germany Lost the War by Andrew Nagorski - History, Military, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501181115 | Published June 4, 2019

In early 1941, Hitler’s armies ruled most of Europe. Churchill’s Britain was an isolated holdout against the Nazi tide, but German bombers were attacking its cities and German U-boats were attacking its ships. Stalin was observing the terms of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, and Roosevelt was vowing to keep the United States out of the war. Hitler was confident that his aim of total victory was within reach. By the end of 1941, all that changed. Hitler had repeatedly gambled on escalation and lost. Britain emerged with two powerful new allies --- Russia and the United States. By then, Germany was doomed to defeat.
 
All the Lost Things by Michelle Sacks - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Little Brown and Company | 9780316475457 | Published June 4, 2019

When we first meet seven-year-old Dolly, she immediately grabs us with a voice that is both precocious and effervescent. It has been a while since her dad has spent time with her, just the two of them, and so when he scoops her up and promises to take her on the adventure of a lifetime, Dolly is thrilled. The first days on the road are incredibly exciting. Every pit stop promises a new delight for Dolly. But as they travel further south, into a country Dolly no longer recognizes, her dad's behavior grows increasingly erratic. He becomes paranoid and irresponsible, even a little scary. The adventure isn't fun anymore, but home is ever farther away. And Dolly isn't sure if she'll ever get back.
Donna Has Left the Building by Susan Jane Gilman - Family Life, Fiction, Humor, Women's Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538762417 | Published June 4, 2019

Forty-five-year-old Donna Koczynski is an ex-punk rocker, a recovering alcoholic, and the mother of two teenagers whose suburban existence detonates when she comes home early from a sales conference in Las Vegas to the surprise of a lifetime. As her world implodes, she sets off on an epic road trip to reclaim everything she believes she's sacrificed since her wild youth: Great friendship, passionate love, and her art. But as she careens across the U.S. from Detroit to New York to Memphis to Nashville, nothing turns out as she imagines. Ultimately, she finds herself resurrected on the other side of the globe, on a remote island embroiled in a crisis far bigger than her own.

Dual Citizens by Alix Ohlin - Coming of Age, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction

Knopf | 9780525521891 | Published June 4, 2019

Lark and Robin are half-sisters whose similarities end at being named for birds. While Lark is shy and studious, Robin is wild and artistic. Raised in Montreal by their disinterested single mother, they form a fierce team in childhood regardless of their differences. At 17, Lark flees to America to attend college and her sister soon joins her. Later, in New York City, they find themselves tested: Lark struggles with self-doubt, and Robin chafes against the demands of Juilliard. Their bond grows strained and ultimately breaks, their paths diverging. Years later, Lark's life is in tatters and Robin's is wilder than ever. As Lark tries to take charge of her destiny, she discovers that despite the difficulties of their relationship, there is only one person she can truly rely on: her sister.

Fall; or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Technology, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062458711 | Published June 4, 2019

Richard “Dodge” Forthrast, multibillionaire of the gaming company Corporation 9592, undergoes a routine medical procedure where something goes irrevocably wrong. Dodge is pronounced brain dead and put on life support, leaving his stunned family and close friends with difficult decisions. In his will, Dodge directed that his body be given to a cryonics company. Legally bound to follow the directive despite their misgivings, Dodge’s family has his brain scanned and its data structures uploaded and stored in the cloud, until it can eventually be revived. In the coming years, technology allows Dodge’s brain to be turned back on. It is an achievement that is nothing less than the disruption of death itself. An eternal afterlife --- the Bitworld --- is created, in which humans continue to exist as digital souls. But this brave new immortal world is not the Utopia it might first seem...

In at the Deep End by Kate Davies - Erotica, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Humor

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328629678 | Published June 4, 2019

Julia has had enough. Enough of the sex noises her roommate makes. Enough of her dead-end government job. Enough of the one-night stand who accused her of breaking his penis. The only thing she hasn’t had enough of is orgasms; she hasn’t had proper sex in three years. So when Julia gets invited to a warehouse party in a part of town where trendy people who have lots of sex go on a Friday night, she readily accepts. And that night she meets someone: a conceptual artist, who also happens to be a woman.

Just One Bite by Jack Heath - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Hanover Square Press | 9781335952844 | Published June 4, 2019

Timothy Blake, ex-consultant for the FBI, now works in body disposal for a local crime lord. One night he stumbles across a body he wasn’t supposed to find and is forced to hide it. When the FBI calls Blake in to investigate a missing university professor, Blake recognizes him as the dead man in his freezer. Then more men go missing. There’s a serial killer in Houston, Texas, and Blake is running out of time to solve the case. As they hunt the killer together, FBI agent Reese Thistle starts to warm to Blake --- but she also gets closer and closer to discovering his terrible secret. Can Blake uncover the killer without being exposed himself?

Montauk by Nicola Harrison - Fiction, Historical Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250200112 | Published June 4, 2019

An epic and cinematic novel by debut author Nicola Harrison, MONTAUK captures the glamour and extravagance of a summer by the sea with the story of a woman torn between the life she chose and the life she desires.

More News Tomorrow by Susan Richards Shreve - Family Life, Fiction, Women's Fiction

W.W. Norton & Company | 9780393292947 | Published June 4, 2019

On the morning of her 70th birthday, Georgianna Grove receives an unexpected letter that calls her back to Missing Lake, Wisconsin, where her mother was murdered 66 years earlier. Georgie’s father had confessed to the murder the next morning and was carted off to a state penitentiary. Haunted by the night that took both her parents away and determined to unearth the truth, Georgie takes her reluctant family on what will become a dangerous canoe trip up the swollen Bone River to return to Missing Lake.

Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn - Fiction, Literary

Liveright | 9781631495632 | Published June 4, 2019

When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it comes after years of yearning to leave Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished Jamaican town where she was raised. More than anything, Patsy wishes to be reunited with her oldest friend, Cicely, whose letters arrive from New York steeped in the promise of a happier life and the possible rekindling of their young love. But Patsy’s plans don’t include her overzealous, evangelical mother --- or even her five-year-old daughter, Tru. But when Patsy arrives in Brooklyn, America is not as Cicely’s treasured letters described; to survive as an undocumented immigrant, she is forced to work as a bathroom attendant and nanny.

Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok - Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062834300 | Published June 4, 2019

SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE is a poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women --- two sisters and their mother --- in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears and a series of family secrets emerge.

The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century by Clay Risen - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Scribner | 9781501143991 | Published June 4, 2019

 
When America declared war on Spain in 1898, the US Army had just 26,000 men, spread around the country --- hardly an army at all. In desperation, the Rough Riders were born. A unique group of volunteers, ranging from Ivy League athletes to Arizona cowboys and led by Theodore Roosevelt, they helped secure victory in Cuba in a series of gripping, bloody fights across the island. Roosevelt called their charge in the Battle of San Juan Hill his “crowded hour” --- a turning point in his life, one that led directly to the White House. It was a turning point for America as well, uniting the country and ushering in a new era of global power.
The Friends We Keep by Jane Green - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Berkley | 9780399583346 | Published June 4, 2019

Evvie, Maggie and Topher have known one another since college. Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and they never found the lives they wanted. Evvie starved herself to become a supermodel but derailed her career by sleeping with a married man. Maggie married Ben, the boy she fell in love with in college, never imagining the heartbreak his drinking would cause. Topher became a successful actor, but the shame of a childhood secret shut him off from real intimacy. By their 30th reunion, these old friends have lost touch with one another and with the people they dreamed of becoming. Together again, they have a second chance at happiness...until a dark secret is revealed that changes everything.

The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Romance

Graydon House | 9781525892080 | Published June 4, 2019

Inside the walls of the Dead Letters Depot, letter detectives work to solve mysteries --- missing zip codes, illegible handwriting, rain-smudged ink, all the many twists of fate behind missed birthdays, broken hearts, unanswered prayers. Their mission is to unite lost mail with its intended recipients. When letters arrive addressed to “My Great Love,” longtime letter detective William Woolf faces his greatest mystery to date. Written by a woman to the soulmate she hasn’t met yet, the missives capture William’s heart in ways he didn’t know possible. Soon, he finds himself torn between the realities of his own marriage and his world of letters, and his quest to follow the clues becomes a life-changing journey of love, hope and courage.

The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel by Julie Satow - History, Nonfiction

Twelve | 9781455566679 | Published June 4, 2019

From the moment in 1907 when New York millionaire Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt strode through the Plaza Hotel's revolving doors to become its first guest, to the afternoon in 2007 when a mysterious Russian oligarch paid a record price for the hotel's largest penthouse, the 18-story white marble edifice at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street has radiated wealth and luxury. The true stories captured in THE PLAZA include dark, hidden secrets: the cold-blooded murder perpetrated by the construction workers in charge of building the hotel, how Donald J. Trump came to be the only owner to ever bankrupt the Plaza, and the tale of the disgraced Indian tycoon who ran the hotel from a maximum-security prison cell, 7,000 miles away in Delhi.
The Spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer Ryan - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Crown | 9780525576495 | Published June 4, 2019

Mrs. Braithwaite, self-appointed queen of her English village, finds herself dethroned, despised and dismissed following her husband’s selfish divorce petition. With the threat of a family secret being revealed, she heads to London to find the only person she has left --- her daughter Betty, who took work there at the first rumbles of war. But when she arrives, she learns Betty hasn’t been home in days --- with the chaos of the bombs, there’s no telling what might have befallen her. Aghast, Mrs. Braithwaite sets her bullish determination to the task of finding her only daughter.

The Summer Country by Lauren Willig - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062839022 | Published June 4, 2019

Barbados, 1854: Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous English merchant clan. But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheritance: Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados --- a plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned. She finds Peverills a burnt-out shell, reduced to ruins in 1816, when a rising of enslaved people sent the island up in flames. Rumors swirl around the derelict plantation; people whisper of ghosts. Why would her practical-minded grandfather leave her a property in ruins? The answer lies in the past --- a tangled history of lies, greed, clandestine love, heartbreaking betrayal and a bold bid for freedom.

They Bled Blue: Fernandomania, Strike-Season Mayhem, and the Weirdest Championship Baseball Had Ever Seen: The 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers by Jason Turbow - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Sports

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328715531 | Published June 4, 2019

THEY BLED BLUE is a wildly entertaining narrative of the outrageous 1981 Dodgers. That it culminated in an unlikely World Series win --- during a campaign split by the longest player strike in baseball history --- is not even the most interesting thing about this team. The Dodgers were led by the garrulous Tommy Lasorda --- part manager, part cheerleader --- who unyieldingly proclaimed devotion to the franchise through monologues about bleeding Dodger blue. The season’s real story, however, was one that nobody expected at the outset. The Dodgers had been trying for decades to find a Hispanic star to activate the local Mexican population; Fernando Valenzuela was the first to succeed.

This Storm by James Ellroy - Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Knopf | 9780307957009 | Published June 4, 2019

It is January 1942. Torrential rainstorms hit L.A. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. The cops rate it a routine dead-man job. They're grievously wrong. It's a summons to misalliance and all the spoils of a brand-new war. Elmer Jackson is a corrupt Vice cop. He's a flesh peddler and a bagman for the L.A. Chief of Police. Hideo Ashida is a crime-lab whiz, caught up in the maelstrom of the Japanese internment. Dudley Smith is an LAPD hardnose working Army Intelligence. He's gone rogue and gone all-the-way Fascist. Joan Conville was born rogue. She's a defrocked Navy lieutenant and a war profiteer to her core. They've signed on for the dead-man job. They've got a hot date with History. They will fight their inner wars within The War with unstoppable fury.

Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane - Ecology, Nonfiction, Science

W.W. Norton & Company | 9780393242140 | Published June 4, 2019

In this highly anticipated sequel to his international bestseller THE OLD WAYS, Macfarlane takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind. Traveling through “deep time” --- the dizzying expanses of geologic time that stretch away from the present --- he moves from the birth of the universe to a post-human future, from the prehistoric art of Norwegian sea caves to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, from Bronze Age funeral chambers to the catacomb labyrinth below Paris, and from the underground fungal networks through which trees communicate to a deep-sunk “hiding place” where nuclear waste will be stored for 100,000 years to come.

Whiskers in the Dark by Rita Mae Brown - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Bantam | 9780425287187 | Published June 4, 2019

Mary Minor “Harry” Harristeen joins groundskeeping efforts at the National Beagle Club in preparation for their Hounds for Heroes veterans’ benefit event. But things take a sinister turn when, after a routine tree cleanup along the Club’s hunting trails, retired foreign services officer Jason Holzknect is found dead, throat slit from ear to ear. Soon enough, another murder in their midst jolts the preparations, convincing Harry that the killer is familiar with the Club --- and must be close by, masked in plain sight. Harry begins to question how well she really knows those around her. Harry’s crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker the Corgi share her determination to sniff out the foes among friends. Harry will need her four-legged companions’ help more than ever: a ghostly beagle only they can see may hold the key to the culprit.

Your Life Is Mine by Nathan Ripley - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Atria Books | 9781501178238 | Published June 4, 2019

Blanche, an up-and-coming filmmaker, has distanced herself in every way she can from her father, the notorious killer and cult leader, Chuck Varner. In 1996, when she was a small child, he went on a shooting spree before turning the gun on himself.
Now, Blanche learns that her mother has been murdered. She returns to her childhood home, where she soon discovers there’s more to the death than police are willing to reveal. The officer who’s handling the case is holding information back, and a journalist who’s nosing around the investigation is taking an unusual interest in Blanche’s family.
Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera - African American Interest, Family Life, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction

Park Row | 9780778307747 | Published June 11, 2019

It’s 1924 South Carolina and the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters from starvation or die at the hands of an abusive husband. Retta is navigating a harsh world as a first-generation freed slave, still employed by the Coles, influential plantation proprietors who once owned her family. Annie is the matriarch of the Coles family and must come to terms with the terrible truth that has ripped her family apart. These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to the terrible injustices that have long plagued the small town, they find strength in the bond that ties women together.

Man of the Year by Caroline Louise Walker - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery Books | 9781982100452 | Published June 11, 2019

Dr. Robert Hart, Sag Harbor’s just-named Man of the Year, is the envy of his friends and neighbors. His medical practice is thriving. He has a beautiful old house and a beautiful new wife and a beautiful boat docked in the village marina. Even his wayward son, Jonah, is back on track, doing well at school, finally worthy of his father’s attentions. So when Jonah’s troubled college roommate, Nick, needs a place to stay for the summer, Hart and his wife generously offer him their guest house. A win-win: Jonah will have someone to hang with, and his father can bask in the warm glow of his own generosity. But when he begins to notice his new houseguest getting a little too close to his wife, the good doctor’s veneer begins to crack.