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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.

October 2019


A Bitter Feast by Deborah Crombie - Fiction, Mystery

William Morrow | 9780062271662 | Published October 8, 2019

Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his wife, Detective Inspector Gemma James, have been invited for a relaxing weekend in the Cotswolds, one of Britain’s most enchanting regions. Duncan, Gemma and their children are guests at Beck House, the family estate of Melody Talbot, Gemma’s detective sergeant. The centerpiece of this glorious fall getaway is a posh charity harvest luncheon catered by up-and-coming chef Viv Holland. But a tragic car accident and a series of mysterious deaths rock the estate and pull Duncan and Gemma into the investigation. It soon becomes clear that the killer has a connection with Viv’s pub --- or, perhaps, with Beck House itself.

Barack and Joe: The Making of an Extraordinary Partnership by Steven Levingston - Biography, Nonfiction, Politics

Hachette Books | 9780316487863 | Published October 8, 2019

The extraordinary partnership of Barack Obama and Joe Biden is unique in American history. The two men, their characters and styles sharply contrasting, formed a dynamic working relationship that evolved into a profound friendship. Their affinity was not predestined. Obama and Biden began wary of each other: Obama was an impatient freshman disdainful of the Senate's plodding ways, while Biden was a veteran of the chamber and proud of its traditions. Gradually they came to respect each other's values and strengths, and rode into the White House together in 2008. BARACK AND JOE is the first book to tell the full story of this historic relationship and its substantial impact on the Obama presidency and its legacy.

Before the Devil Fell by Neil Olson - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Hanover Square Press | 9781335217554 | Published October 8, 2019

Will Connor returns to his hometown to care for his injured mother. He’s kept his distance from the town since high school, but once home he finds himself reexamining a horrific incident that took place during one of his mother’s “spirit circles.” She had embraced the hippie generation’s fascination with New Age and the arcane, but the unexpected death of a close friend put an end to the meetings of the modern-day coven. Or did it? As Will looks deeper into his family’s history, he discovers that her practices weren’t so much a passing fad but the latest link in a long tradition of New England witchcraft, which still seems to hold a strange power over the town.

Best Kept Secrets by Tracey S. Phillips - Fiction, Mystery

Crooked Lane Books | 9781643852270 | Published October 8, 2019

Morgan Jewell and Fay Ramsey are enjoying their last summer together before college. But when Fay is found dead, Morgan's entire world crumbles. Years later, Morgan is still haunted by the abrupt end to her best friend's life. She knew Fay held a secret in those final days, but Morgan, now a homicide detective, has failed to make a picture out of the crooked puzzle pieces she left behind. Nothing makes sense, and the leads have run dry. Until she's called to the scene of a murder: a woman whose body is left mangled, too similar to Fay's to ignore. This is the case Morgan has been waiting for to set her back on the killer's trail. But the closer she gets, the harder it forces her to confront the memories of herself and her best friend.

Child's Play by Danielle Steel - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780399179501 | Published October 8, 2019

A senior partner at a prestigious New York law firm, Kate Morgan couldn’t be prouder of her three grown children. A single mother for years after the death of her husband, Kate keeps a tight rein on her family, her career and even her own emotions, never once asking herself if she truly knows her children…or if her hopes for them are the right ones and what they want. She is about to find out. During one hectic summer in Manhattan, Kate’s world turns upside down. One child has been keeping an astonishing secret, while another confesses to an equally shocking truth. A wonderful match and picture-book wedding are traded for a relationship that shakes Kate to her core. A totally inappropriate love affair and an out-of-wedlock baby complete the chaos.

Escape from Paris: A True Story of Love and Resistance in Wartime France by Stephen Harding - History, Nonfiction

Da Capo Press | 9780306922169 | Published October 8, 2019

ESCAPE FROM PARIS is the true story of a small group of U.S. aviators whose four B-17 Flying Fortresses were shot down over German-occupied France on a single, fateful day: July 14, 1943, Bastille Day. They were rescued by French civilians and taken to Paris for eventual escape out of France. In the French capital, where German troops walked on every street and Gestapo agents hid around every corner, the flyers met a brave Parisian resistance family living and working in the Hôtel des Invalides, a complex of buildings and military memorials, where Nazi officials had set up offices. The danger of discovery by the Nazis grew every day, as did an unlikely romance when one of the American airmen begins a star-crossed wartime romance with the 22-year-old daughter of the family sheltering him.

Grand Union: Stories by Zadie Smith - Fiction, Short Stories, Women's Fiction

Penguin Press | 9780525558996 | Published October 8, 2019

In her first short story collection, Zadie Smith combines her power of observation and her inimitable voice to mine the fraught and complex experience of life in the modern world. Interweaving 11 completely new and unpublished stories with some of her best-loved pieces from The New Yorker and elsewhere, Smith presents a dizzyingly rich and varied collection of fiction. Moving exhilaratingly across genres and perspectives, from the historic to the vividly current to the slyly dystopian, GRAND UNION is a sharply alert and prescient collection about time and place, identity and rebirth, the persistent legacies that haunt our present selves, and the uncanny futures that rush up to meet us.

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones - Memoir, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501132735 | Published October 8, 2019

Haunted and haunting, Saeed Jones’ memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence --- into tumultuous relationships with his mother and grandmother, into passing flings with lovers, friends and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another --- and to one another --- as we fight to become ourselves.

Marley by Jon Clinch - Fiction

Atria Books | 9781982129705 | Published October 8, 2019

“Marley was dead, to begin with,” Charles Dickens tells us at the beginning of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. But in Jon Clinch’s novel, Jacob Marley, business partner to Ebenezer Scrooge, is very much alive: a rapacious and cunning boy who grows up to be a forger, a scoundrel, and the man who will be both the making and the undoing of Scrooge. With their business interests inextricably bound together, and instincts for secrecy and greed bred in their very bones, the two men engage in a shadowy war of deception, false identities, forged documents, theft and cold-blooded murder. Marley and Scrooge are destined to clash in an unforgettable reckoning that will echo into the future and set the stage for Marley’s ghostly return.

Metropolitan Stories by Christine Coulson - Fiction

Other Press | 9781590510582 | Published October 8, 2019

Hidden behind the Picassos and Vermeers, the Temple of Dendur and the American Wing, exists another world: the hallways and offices, conservation studios, storerooms and cafeteria that are home to the museum's devoted and peculiar staff of 2,200 people --- along with a few ghosts. A surreal love letter to this private side of the Met, METROPOLITAN STORIES unfolds in a series of amusing and poignant vignettes in which we discover larger-than-life characters, the downside of survival, and the powerful voices of the art itself.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo - Fantasy, Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Flatiron Books | 9781250313072 | Published October 8, 2019

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs and much, much worse. In fact, by age 20, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities on a full ride. She arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. Their eight windowless “tombs” are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, but their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.

On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey by Paul Theroux - Memoir, Nonfiction, Travel

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544866478 | Published October 8, 2019

Paul Theroux has spent his life crisscrossing the globe in search of the histories and peoples that give life to the places they call home. Now, as immigration debates boil around the world, Theroux has set out to explore a country key to understanding our current discourse: Mexico. Just south of the Arizona border, in the desert region of Sonora, he finds a place brimming with vitality, yet visibly marked by both the US Border Patrol looming to the north and mounting discord from within. Theroux stops to talk with residents, visits Zapotec mill workers in the highlands, and attends a Zapatista party meeting, communing with people of all stripes who remain south of the border even as their families brave the journey north.

Passing: A Memoir of Love and Death by Michael Korda - Memoir, Nonfiction

Liveright | 9781631494642 | Published October 8, 2019

It was a warm April in Pleasant Valley when Margaret Korda dropped her horsewhip while she was riding. Such a mild slip was easy to ignore, but when other troubling symptoms accumulated, she confided to her husband, “Michael, I think something serious is wrong with me.” Within a few rapid weeks, the fiercely independent, former fashion model was diagnosed with brain cancer, while Michael became her caregiver, deciphering bewildering medical reports and packing her beloved toiletries for the hospital. An operation performed by a renowned surgeon allowed Margaret to ride her favorite competition horse, Logan go Bragh, a few more times, but Margaret’s tumors quickly returned --- leaving her to grapple with the reality of impending death.

Salt Slow by Julia Armfield - Fiction, Short Stories

Flatiron Books | 9781250224774 | Published October 8, 2019

In her debut, Julia Armfield explores women’s experiences in contemporary society, mapped through their bodies. As urban dwellers’ sleeps become disassociated from them, like Peter Pan’s shadow, a city turns insomniac. A teenager entering puberty finds her body transforming in ways very different than her classmates’. As a popular band gathers momentum, the fangirls following their tour turn into something monstrous. After their parents remarry, two step-sisters --- one a girl and one a wolf --- develop a dangerously close bond. And in an apocalyptic landscape, a pregnant woman begins to realize that the creature in her belly is not what she expected.

Sudden Traveler: Stories by Sarah Hall - Fiction, Magical Realism, Short Stories

Custom House | 9780062959225 | Published October 8, 2019

The characters in SUDDEN TRAVELER walk, drive, dream and fly, trying to reconcile themselves with their journeys through life, death and love. Science fiction meets folktale and philosophy meets mortality. A woman with a new generation of pacemaker chooses to shut it down in the Lakeland, the site of her strongest memories. A man repatriated in the near east hears the name of an old love called and must unpack history’s dark suitcase. From the new world-waves of female anger and resistance, a mythical creature evolves. And in the woods on the border between warring countries, an old well facilitates a dictator’s downfall, before he gains power.

The Furies by Katie Lowe - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250297891 | Published October 8, 2019

A new student, Violet, steps on the campus of Elm Hollow Academy, an all-girl’s boarding school on the outskirts of a sleepy coastal town. This is her fresh start, her chance to begin again in the wake of tragedy. She is soon invited to an advanced study group, led by her alluring and mysterious art teacher, Annabel. There, with three other girls, the five of them delve into the school’s long-buried grim history. Violet quickly finds herself wrapped up in this heady new world of lawless power --- except she is needled by the disappearance of a former member of the group, one with whom she shares an uncanny resemblance. As her friends’ actions take a turn for the darker and spiral out of control, she begins to wonder who she can trust, all the while becoming more deeply entangled.

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Pamela Dorman Books | 9780399562488 | Published October 8, 2019

Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them --- and to the men they love --- becomes a classic drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion.

The Last Stand of Payne Stewart: The Year Golf Changed Forever by Kevin Robbins - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Hachette Books | 9780316485302 | Published October 8, 2019

Written off as a pompous showman past the prime of his career, Payne Stewart emerged from a long slump in the unforgettable season of 1999 to capture the U.S. Open and play on the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team. He appeared to be a new man that summer: wiser, deeper and on the verge of a new level of greatness. Then his journey to redemption ended in October, when his chartered Learjet flew aimlessly for more than a thousand miles, ran out of fuel, and fell to earth in a prairie in South Dakota. With exclusive access to Stewart's friends, family and onetime colleagues, Kevin Robbins provides a long-overdue portrait of one of golf's greats in one of golf's greatest seasons.

Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia - Fiction, Humor, Mystery

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780358023937 | Published October 8, 2019

Tuesday Mooney is a loner who keeps to herself and begrudgingly socializes. But when Vincent Pryce, Boston’s most eccentric billionaire, dies --- leaving behind an epic treasure hunt through the city, with clues inspired by his hero, Edgar Allan Poe --- Tuesday’s adventure finally begins. Puzzle-loving Tuesday searches for clue after clue, joined by a ragtag crew. The hunt tests their mettle, and with other teams from around the city also vying for the promised prize --- a share of Pryce’s immense wealth --- they must move quickly. Pryce’s clues can't be cracked with sharp wit alone; the searchers must summon the courage to face painful ghosts from their pasts (some more vivid than others) and discover their most guarded desires and dreams.

Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper - Memoir, Nonfiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374275839 | Published October 8, 2019

At the age of five, Megan Phelps-Roper began protesting homosexuality and other alleged vices alongside fellow members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Founded by her grandfather and consisting almost entirely of her extended family, the tiny group would gain worldwide notoriety for its pickets at military funerals and celebrations of death and tragedy. Soon, however, dialogue on Twitter caused her to begin doubting the church’s leaders and message: If humans were sinful and fallible, how could the church itself be so confident about its beliefs? As she digitally jousted with critics, she started to wonder if sometimes they had a point --- and then she began exchanging messages with a man who would help change her life.

Warrior of the Altaii by Robert Jordan - Fantasy, Fiction

Tor Books | 9781250247650 | Published October 8, 2019

Draw near and listen, or else time is at an end. The watering holes of the Plain are drying up, the fearsome fanghorn grow more numerous, and bad omens abound. Wulfgar, a leader of the Altaii people, must contend with twin queens, warlords, prophets and magic in hopes of protecting his people and securing their future. Elspeth, a visitor from another world, holds the answers, but first Wulfgar must learn to ask the right questions. But what if the knowledge that saves the Altaii will also destroy them?

What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316435574 | Published October 8, 2019

A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a helicopter crash. But that wasn't Irene's only shattering news: he also had been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too. Now Irene and her sons are back on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life --- and death --- of a man they thought they knew. Along the way, they're about to learn some surprising truths about their own lives, and their futures.

What I Lick Before Your Face: And Other Haikus by Dogs by Jamie Coleman - Humor, Nonfiction, Poetry

Atria Books | 9781982127442 | Published October 8, 2019

From the perks of face licking to considering what constitutes a good boy, these charming and laugh-out-loud funny haikus take us into the minds of our beloved pets. Capturing the quirky personalities of our dogs and their unique bond with us, and illustrated throughout with adorable color photographs of dogs of all shapes and sizes, WHAT I LICK BEFORE YOUR FACE is a fun and loving celebration of the canine spirit.

A Book of Bones by John Connolly - Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781982127510 | Published October 15, 2019

On a lonely moor in northern England, the body of a young woman is discovered. In the south, a girl lies buried beneath a Saxon mound. To the southeast, the ruins of a priory hide a human skull. Each is a sacrifice, a summons. And something in the darkness has heard the call. Charlie Parker has also heard it, and from the forests of Maine to the deserts of the Mexican border, from the canals of Amsterdam to the streets of London, he will track those who would cast the world into darkness. Parker fears no evil --- but evil fears him.

A Year Without a Name: A Memoir by Cyrus Grace Dunham - Memoir, Nonfiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316444965 | Published October 15, 2019

For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body. Their life was a series of imitations --- lovable little girl, daughter, sister, young gay woman --- until their profound sense of alienation became intolerable. Moving between Grace and Cyrus, Dunham brings us inside the chrysalis of gender transition, asking us to bear witness to an uncertain and exhilarating process that troubles our most basic assumptions about who we are and how we are constituted.