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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.

November 2019

Hardcover

Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family by Mitch Albom - Autobiography, Biography, Motherhood, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062952394 | Published November 5, 2019

Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince. With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika’s arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers.

Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving by - Autobiography, Biography, History

Simon & Schuster | 9781501197628 | Published November 5, 2019

Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries --- reading about the remarkable lives of world leaders, captains of industry, innovators and artists. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. With MOBITUARIES --- the book companion to the CBS podcast of the same name --- the journalist, humorist, and history buff is righting that wrong, profiling the people who have long fascinated him --- from the 20th century’s greatest entertainer...to sitcom characters gone all too soon…to a shamefully forgotten Founding Father. Even if you know the names, you’ve never understood why they matter…until now.

On Swift Horses by Shannon Pufahl - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Marriage

Riverhead Books | 9780525538110 | Published November 5, 2019

Muriel is newly married and restless, transplanted from her rural Kansas hometown to life in a dusty bungalow in San Diego. She misses her freethinking mother, dead before Muriel’s nineteenth birthday, and her sly, itinerant brother-in-law, Julius, who made the world feel bigger than she had imagined. Meanwhile, Julius is testing his fate in Las Vegas, and falling in love with Henry, a young card cheat. When Henry is eventually discovered and run out of town, Julius takes off to search for him in the plazas and dives of Tijuana, trading one city of dangerous illusions and indiscretions for another. ON SWIFT HORSES is a debut of astonishing power: a story of love and luck, of two people trying to find their place in a country that is coming apart even as it promises them everything.

The Other Windsor Girl: A Novel of Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel by Georgie Blalock - Family, Family Life, Fiction

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062871497 | Published November 5, 2019

In dreary, post-war Britain, Princess Margaret captivates everyone with her cutting edge fashion sense and biting quips. The royal socialite, cigarette holder in one hand, cocktail in the other, sparkles in the company of her glittering entourage of wealthy young aristocrats known as the Margaret Set, but her outrageous lifestyle conflicts with her place as Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister. Can she be a dutiful princess while still dazzling the world on her own terms?

What Are We For?: The Words and Ideals of Eleanor Roosevelt by Eleanor Roosevelt - Autobiography, Biography, Nonfiction, Women's History

Harper Perennial | 9780062889478 | Published November 5, 2019

At this politically and culturally divided moment in our nation’s history, Eleanor Roosevelt’s quotes have an even deeper resonance --- as moving and insightful as they are timely. WHAT ARE WE FOR? is a celebration of a cultural icon, and a powerful reminder of Eleanor Roosevelt’s extraordinary contributions to our country, and the world.

A Christmas Gathering by Anne Perry - Christian Fiction, Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780525621010 | Published November 5, 2019

As beautiful as it may be, their friends’ country home is not where Lady Vespasia wishes to spend Christmas with her new husband, Victor Narraway. She would rather pass a relaxing holiday at home with him --- especially because Victor, former head of the London Special Branch, seems to be hiding some undercover dealings with the other guests who have gathered at the spacious estate.

A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee by Danny Fingeroth - Biography, Nonfiction, Personal Growth

St. Martin's Press | 9781250133908 | Published November 5, 2019

The definitive biography of the beloved --- often controversial --- co-creator of many legendary superheroes, A MARVELOUS LIFE: THE AMAZING STORY OF STAN LEE presents the origin of “Stan the Man,” who spun a storytelling web of comic book heroic adventures into a pop culture phenomenon: the Marvel Universe.

Acid for the Children by Flea - Memoir

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455530533 | Published November 5, 2019

In ACID FOR THE CHILDREN, Flea takes readers on a deeply personal and revealing tour of his formative years, spanning from Australia to the New York City suburbs to, finally, Los Angeles. Through hilarious anecdotes, poetical meditations and occasional flights of fantasy, Flea deftly chronicles the experiences that forged him as an artist, a musician and a young man. His dreamy, jazz-inflected prose makes the Los Angeles of the 1970s and 80s come to gritty, glorious life, including the potential for fun, danger, mayhem or inspiration that lurked around every corner. It is here that young Flea, looking to escape a turbulent home, found family in a community of musicians, artists and junkies who also lived on the fringe. But it was in music where he found a higher meaning, a place to channel his frustration, loneliness and love.

All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy by Phil Keith and Tom Clavin - Biography, Fiction, Music

Hanover Square Press | 9781335005564 | Published November 5, 2019

Eugene Bullard lived one of the most fascinating lives of the twentieth century. The son of a former slave and an indigenous Creek woman, Bullard fled home at the age of eleven to escape the racial hostility of his Georgia community. His five-year journey led him to a tramp steamer bound for Europe. There he discovered boxing, climbed the ranks and garnered worldwide fame as the “Black Sparrow.” At eighteen he settled in Paris as a beloved celebrity and bon vivant. A year later World War I broke out.

Anything for You by Saul Black - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literary Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250199911 | Published November 5, 2019

On a hot summer night, a watchful neighbor locks eyes with an intruder and unwittingly alerts the police to a vicious crime scene next door: a lavish master bedroom where a man lies dead. Next to him, his wife is bleeding out onto the hardwood floor, clinging to life.

Blind Search: A Mercy Carr Mystery by Paula Munier - Animals , Disaster Fiction, Fiction, Literary Mystery, Mystery, Women's Fiction

Minotaur Books | 9781250153050 | Published November 5, 2019

It’s October, hunting season in the Green Mountains --- and the Vermont wilderness has never been more beautiful or more dangerous. Especially for nine-year-old Henry, who’s lost in the woods. Again. Only this time he sees something terrible. When a young woman is found shot through the heart with a fatal arrow, Mercy thinks that something is murder. But Henry, a math genius whose autism often silences him when he should speak up most, is not talking.

Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law by Jeffrey Rosen - Biography, Careers, Nonfiction, Politics, Social Issues

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781250235169 | Published November 5, 2019

CONVERSATIONS WITH RBG is a remarkable and unique book, an informal portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on a series of her conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center, shares with us the justice’s observations on a variety of topics, and her intellect, compassion, sense of humor, and humanity shine through. The affection they have for each other as friends is apparent in their banter and in their shared love for the Constitution and for opera.

Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America by Sherrod Brown - Autobiography, Biography, Careers, History, Nonfiction, Politics, Social Issues

Farrar, Straus & Giroux | 9780374138219 | Published November 5, 2019

Since his election to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Ohio’s Sherrod Brown has sat on the Senate floor at a mahogany desk with a proud history. In DESK 88, he tells the story of eight of the Senators who were there before him. Despite their flaws and frequent setbacks, each made a decisive contribution to the creation of a more just America. They range from Hugo Black, who helped to lift millions of American workers out of poverty, to Robert F. Kennedy, whose eyes were opened by an undernourished Mississippi child and who then spent the rest of his life afflicting the comfortable.

Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade - Espionage, Fantasy, Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Tor Books | 9781250293794 | Published November 5, 2019

Everyone loves Mathias. Naturally, when he discovers it’s his destiny to save the world, he dives in head first, pulling his best friend Aaslo along for the ride. The going gets rough and folks start to believe their best chance for survival is to surrender to the forces of evil, which isn’t how the prophecy goes. At all. As the list of allies grows thin, and the friends find themselves staring death in the face they must decide how to become the heroes they were destined to be or, failing that, how to survive.

Final Option by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison - Adventure, Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525541813 | Published November 5, 2019

Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives return in this latest entry in Clive Cussler’s Oregon Files series. Aboard the Oregon, one of the most advanced spy ships ever built, they face new challenges and nemeses as they undertake another dangerous mission.

Give Me Liberty: A History of America's Exceptional Idea by Richard Brookhiser - History, Nonfiction

Basic Books | 9781541699137 | Published November 5, 2019

Nationalism is inevitable: It supplies feelings of belonging, identity and recognition. It binds us to our neighbors and tells us who we are. But increasingly --- from the United States to India, from Russia to Burma --- nationalism is being invoked for unworthy ends: to disdain minorities or to support despots. As a result, nationalism has become to many a dirty word.In GIVE ME LIBERTY, award-winning historian and biographer Richard Brookhiser offers up a truer and more inspiring story of American nationalism as it has evolved over four hundred years. He examines America's history through 12 documents that made the United States a new country in a new world: a free country.

In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado - Autobiography, Biography, Gay & Lesbian, Nonfiction, Relationships, Sexuality, Women’s Issues

Graywolf Press | 9781644450031 | Published November 5, 2019

IN THE DREAM HOUSE is Carmen Maria Machado’s engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Simon & Schuster | 9781501171703 | Published November 5, 2019

When talented journalist Penelope “Casey" Harrison starts to research a piece about the #MeToo movement that includes an incident in her own life which she has been trying to put out of her mind for years, she does not realize that the young man who drugged and assaulted her at a fraternity house party in college is now a wealthy, powerful industrialist on the eve of a merger which will make him a billionaire --- and who will do anything, even murder, to cover his tracks.

Life Is Magic: My Inspiring Journey from Tragedy to Self-Discovery by Jon Dorenbos and Larry Platt - Autobiography, Coming of Age, Magic, Motivational, Nonfiction, Performing Arts, Personal Growth

Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster | 9781982101244 | Published November 5, 2019

One morning in August 1992, when Jon was twelve years old and living a seemingly idyllic childhood in suburban Seattle, he woke up for baseball camp. His dad waved good-bye. Later that day, Jon heard the news: His father had murdered his mother in the family’s three-car garage. In an instant, his life had shattered. He’d been essentially orphaned. Thrust into foster care while his father stood trial for murder, Jon struggled. Left to himself, he discovered an unlikely escape performing magic tricks

Little Weirds by Jenny Slate - Essays

Little, Brown & Company | 9780316485340 | Published November 5, 2019

Hello! I looked into my brain and found a book. Here it is. Inside you will find:

·         The smell of honeysuckle

·         Heartbreak

·         A French-kissing rabbit

·         A haunted house

·         Death

·         A vagina singing sad old songs

·         Young geraniums in an ancient castle

·         Birth

·         A dog who appears in dreams as a spiritual guide

·         Divorce

·         Electromagnetic energy fields

·         Emotional horniness

·         The ghost of a sea captain

·         And more

Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop by Thomas Travisano - Autobiography, Biography, Literary, Nonfiction

Viking | 9780525428817 | Published November 5, 2019

Elizabeth Bishop’s friend James Merrill once observed that “Elizabeth had more talent for life --- and for poetry --- than anyone else I’ve known.” This new biography reveals just how she learned to marry her talent for life with her talent for writing in order to create a brilliant array of poems, prose and letters --- a remarkable body of work that would make her one of America’s most beloved and celebrated poets. In Love Unknown, Thomas Travisano, founding president of the Elizabeth Bishop Society, tells the story of the famous poet and traveler’s life.

Nash: The Official Biography by Nash Grier - Autobiography, Biography

Gallery Books | 9781501137211 | Published November 5, 2019

When he was still in high school, Nash Grier had no idea his life was about to change --- forever. With the launch of the popular Vine app came the beginning of Nash’s career as a viral social media sensation. From growing up as a regular kid in North Carolina, to finding his calling as a top social media tastemaker, to landing leading roles in major feature films, to being a millennial ambassador for top brands, to using his platform to promote change, to leaning on the love and support from his fan base when the going gets tough, this is the story of a how Nash found his voice --- and how readers can find their own.

Noel Street by Richard Paul Evans - Christian Fiction, Family Life, Fiction, Religion & Spirituality

Gallery Books | 9781982129583 | Published November 5, 2019

Elle Savas, a waitress at the Noel Street Diner, isn’t sure what to make of Emerson Stone when his sudden appearance creates a small stir in the town of Garland, Utah. As their lives unexpectedly entwine, Elle learns that Emerson, a decorated Vietnam POW, is not only fighting demons, but may also have the answer to her own past pain, leading to a remarkable act of forgiveness.

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson - Fiction, Humor, Lifestyles

Ecco | 9780062913463 | Published November 5, 2019

Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help. Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth.