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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 2020


Bouton: The Life of a Baseball Original by Mitchell Nathanson - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

University of Nebraska Press | 9781496217707 | Published May 1, 2020

Whether it was his frank talk about player salaries and mistreatment by management, his passionate advocacy of progressive politics, or his efforts to convince the United States to boycott the 1968 Olympics, Jim Bouton confronted the conservative sports world and compelled it to catch up with a rapidly changing American society. He defied tremendous odds to make the majors, won two games for the Yankees in the 1964 World Series, and staged an improbable comeback with the Braves as a 39-year-old. But it was his fateful 1969 season with the Seattle Pilots and his resulting insider’s account, BALL FOUR, that did nothing less than reintroduce America to its national pastime in a lasting, profound way. In BOUTON: The Life of a Baseball Original, Mitchell Nathanson gives readers a look at Bouton’s remarkable life.

All Adults Here by Emma Straub - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9781594634697 | Published May 4, 2020

When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days decades earlier. Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she'd been to her three, now-grown children. But to what consequence? Astrid's youngest son is drifting and unfocused, making parenting mistakes of his own. Her daughter is pregnant yet struggling to give up her own adolescence. And her eldest seems to measure his adult life according to standards no one else shares. But who gets to decide, so many years later, which long-ago lapses were the ones that mattered? Who decides which apologies really count?

The 20th Victim by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316420280 | Published May 4, 2020

Three victims, three bullets, three cities. The shooters' aim is as fearsomely precise as their target selection. When Lindsay Boxer realizes that the fallen men and women excel in a lucrative, criminal activity, she leads the charge in the manhunt for the killers. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this suspicious shooting gallery galvanizes the country. The victims were no angels, but are the shooters villains…or heroes?

A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062367686 | Published May 5, 2020

Grueling hours are standard at elite law firms like Young & Crane, but they’d be easier to swallow if Lizzie Kitsakis was there voluntarily. Until recently, she’d been a happily underpaid federal prosecutor. With that job and her brilliant, devoted husband, Sam, she had everything she’d ever wanted. And then it all fell apart. The last thing Lizzie needs right now is a call from an inmate at Rikers asking for help --- even if Zach Grayson is an old friend. His wife, Amanda, has been found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Brooklyn brownstone. And Zach is the primary suspect. As Lizzie is drawn into the dark heart of idyllic Park Slope, she learns that Zach and Amanda weren’t what they seemed --- and that their friends might be protecting troubling secrets of their own.

A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth: Stories by Daniel Mason - Fiction, Short Stories

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316477635 | Published May 5, 2020

On a fateful flight, a balloonist makes a discovery that changes her life forever. A telegraph operator finds an unexpected companion in the middle of the Amazon. A doctor is beset by seizures, in which he is possessed by a second, perhaps better, version of himself. And in Regency London, a bare-knuckle fighter prepares to face his most fearsome opponent, while a young mother seeks a miraculous cure for her ailing son. From the Nile's depths to the highest reaches of the atmosphere, from volcano-racked islands to an asylum on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, these are tales of ecstasy, epiphany, and what the New York Times Magazine called the "struggle for survival…hand to hand, word to word."

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Atria Books | 9781501133510 | Published May 5, 2020

Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn’t spoken one word to Drue in all this time, so when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless. Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky, but it comes with an invitation to spend a weekend in a waterfront Cape Cod mansion. When Drue begs and pleads and dangles the prospect of cute single guys, Daphne finds herself powerless as ever to resist her friend’s siren song.

Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking by Bill Buford - Memoir, Nonfiction

Knopf | 9780307271013 | Published May 5, 2020

Baffled by the language, but convinced that he can master the art of French cooking --- or at least get to the bottom of why it is so revered --- Bill Buford begins what becomes a five-year odyssey by shadowing the esteemed French chef Michel Richard, in Washington, D.C. But when Buford (quickly) realizes that a stage in France is necessary, he goes --- this time with his wife and three-year-old twin sons in tow --- to Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France. Studying at L'Institut Bocuse, cooking at the storied La Mère Brazier, enduring the endless hours and exacting rigeur of the kitchen, Buford becomes a man obsessed --- with proving himself on the line, proving that he is worthy of the gastronomic secrets he's learning, proving that French cooking actually derives from (mon dieu!) the Italian.

Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Random House | 9780525510369 | Published May 5, 2020

Cadence Archer arrives on Harvard’s campus desperate to understand why her brother, Eric, a genius who developed paranoid schizophrenia, took his own life there the year before. Losing Eric has left a black hole in Cady’s life, and while her decision to follow in her brother’s footsteps threatens to break her family apart, she is haunted by questions of what she might have missed. And there’s only one place to find answers. As Cady struggles under the enormous pressure at Harvard, she investigates her brother’s final year, armed only with a blue notebook of Eric’s cryptic scribblings. She knew he had been struggling with paranoia, delusions and illusory enemies --- but what tipped him over the edge?

Golf's Holy War: The Battle for the Soul of a Game in an Age of Science by Brett Cyrgalis - Nonfiction, Sports, Technology

Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster | 9781476707594 | Published May 5, 2020

The world of golf is at a crossroads. As technological innovations displace traditional philosophies, the golfing community has splintered into two deeply combative factions: the old-school teachers and players who believe in feel, artistry and imagination, and the technical-minded who want to remake the game around data. In GOLF’S HOLY WAR, Brett Cyrgalis takes readers inside the heated battle playing out from weekend hackers to PGA Tour pros. But this is more than just a book about golf --- it’s a story about modern life and how we are torn between resisting and embracing the changes brought about by the advancements of science and technology. It’s also an exploration of historical legacies, the enriching bonds of education, and the many interpretations of reality.

Hard Cash Valley by Brian Panowich - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250206923 | Published May 5, 2020

As a life-long resident and ex-arson investigator for McFalls County, Dane Kirby has lived his life in one of the most chaotic and crime-ridden regions of the south. When he gets called in to consult on the brutal murder of Arnie Blackwell in a Jacksonville, Florida, motel room, he and his FBI counterpart, Special Agent Roselita Velasquez, begin an investigation that leads them back to the criminal circles of his own backyard. Someone is hacking a bloody trail throughout the Southeast looking for Arnie’s younger brother, a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome who possesses an unusual skill with numbers that could make a lot of money and that has already gotten a lot of people killed --- and has even more of the deadliest people alive willing to do anything it takes to exploit him.

Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews - Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250256928 | Published May 5, 2020

Conley Hawkins left her family’s small-town newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon, in the rearview mirror years ago. Now a star reporter for a big-city paper, Conley is exactly where she wants to be and is about to take a fancy new position in Washington, D.C. Or so she thinks. When the new job goes up in smoke, Conley finds herself right back where she started, working for her sister, who is trying to keep The Silver Bay Beacon afloat --- and she doesn’t exactly have warm feelings for Conley. Soon she is given the unenviable task of overseeing the local gossip column, “Hello, Summer.” Then Conley witnesses an accident that ends in the death of a local congressman --- a beloved war hero with a shady past. The more she digs into the story, the more dangerous it gets.

In Awe: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning, and Joy by John O'Leary - Motivational, Nonfiction, Personal Growth, Self-Help

Currency | 9780593135440 | Published May 5, 2020

There once was a time when we joyfully raised our hands to answer questions, connected easily with others, believed that anything was possible, and fearlessly jumped into new experiences. Unfortunately, these days we feel disconnected and jaded. Social media reminds us that we don’t measure up, and the mainstream media barrages us with constant negativity. The daily struggle to earn a living has caused us to lose the sense of wonder with which we once greeted every day. Identifying five senses children innately possess and that we’ve lost touch with as we age, bestselling author John O’Leary shares emotional, humorous and inspirational stories intertwined with fascinating new research showing how each of us can reclaim our childlike joy, and why doing so will change how we interact with the world.

James Monroe: A Life by Tim McGrath - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Dutton | 9780451477262 | Published May 5, 2020

James Monroe lived a life defined by revolutions. From the battlefields of the War for Independence, to his ambassadorship in Paris in the days of the guillotine, to his own role in the creation of Congress's partisan divide, he was a man who embodied the restless spirit of the age. He was never one to back down from a fight --- whether it be with Alexander Hamilton, with whom he nearly engaged in a duel (prevented, ironically, by Aaron Burr), or George Washington, his hero turned political opponent. Critically acclaimed author Tim McGrath has consulted an extensive array of primary sources, many rarely seen since Monroe's own time, to conjure up this fascinating portrait of an essential American statesman and president.

Little Eyes written by Samanta Schweblin, translated by Megan McDowell - Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9780525541363 | Published May 5, 2020

They've infiltrated homes in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, the streets of Sierra Leone, town squares in Oaxaca, schools in Tel Aviv, bedrooms in Indiana. They're everywhere. They're here. They're us. They're not pets, or ghosts, or robots. They're real people, but how can a person living in Berlin walk freely through the living room of someone in Sydney? How can someone in Bangkok have breakfast with your children in Buenos Aires, without your knowing? Especially when these people are completely anonymous, unknown, unfindable. The characters in LITTLE EYES reveal the beauty of connection between far-flung souls --- but they also expose the ugly side of our increasingly linked world.

More Than Love: An Intimate Portrait of My Mother, Natalie Wood by Natasha Gregson Wagner - Memoir, Nonfiction

Scribner | 9781982111182 | Published May 5, 2020

Natasha Gregson Wagner’s mother, Natalie Wood, was a child actress who became a legendary movie star. She and Natasha’s stepfather, the actor Robert Wagner, were a Hollywood it-couple twice over --- first in the 1950s, and then again when they remarried in the '70s. But Natalie’s sudden death by drowning off Catalina Island at the age of 43 devastated her family, made her stepfather a person of interest, and turned a vibrant wife, mother and actress into a tragic figure. The events of that weekend have long been a mystery, and despite the rumors, scandalous media coverage and accusations of wrongdoing, there has never been an account of how the tragedy was experienced by her daughter. For the first time, Natasha addresses the questions surrounding that night to clear her beloved stepfather’s name.

Network Effect: A Murderbot Novel by Martha Wells - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction | 9781250229861 | Published May 5, 2020

You know that feeling when you’re at work, and you’ve had enough of people, and then the boss walks in with yet another job that needs to be done right this second or the world will end, but all you want to do is go home and binge your favorite shows? And you're a sentient murder machine programmed for destruction? Congratulations, you're Murderbot. Come for the pew-pew space battles, stay for the most relatable A.I. you’ll read this century. When Murderbot's human associates (not friends, never friends) are captured and another not-friend from its past requires urgent assistance, Murderbot must choose between inertia and drastic action. Drastic action it is, then.

Old Lovegood Girls by Gail Godwin - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781632868220 | Published May 5, 2020

In 1958, Feron Hood and Merry Jellicoe are roommates at Lovegood Junior College for Girls. Feron, who has narrowly escaped from a dark past, instantly takes to Merry and her composed personality. Surrounded by the traditions and four-story Doric columns of Lovegood, the girls --- and their friendship --- begin to thrive. But underneath their fierce friendship is a stronger, stranger bond, one comprised of secrets, rivalry and influence --- with neither of them able to predict that Merry is about to lose everything she grew up taking for granted, and that their time together will be cut short. Ten years later, Feron and Merry haven't spoken since college. Life has led them into vastly different worlds. But, as Feron says, once someone is inside your “reference aura,” she stays there forever.

Robert B. Parker's Grudge Match: A Sunny Randall Novel by Mike Lupica - Fiction, Mystery

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525539322 | Published May 5, 2020

When PI Sunny Randall's long-time gangster associate Tony Marcus comes to her for help, Sunny is surprised. After all, she double-crossed him on a recent deal, and their relationship is on shakier ground than ever. Tony's trusted girlfriend and business partner has vanished, appearing to have left in a hurry, and he has no idea why. He just wants to talk to her, but first he needs Sunny to track her down. But when a witness is murdered hours after speaking to Sunny, it's clear there's more at stake than just Tony's love life. Someone --- maybe even Tony himself --- doesn't want this woman on the loose...and will go to any lengths to make sure she stays silent.

Shiner by Amy Jo Burns - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9780525533641 | Published May 5, 2020

Fifteen-year-old Wren Bird lives in a cloistered mountain cabin with her parents. They have no car, no mailbox and no visitors --- except for her mother's lifelong best friend. Every Sunday, Wren's father delivers winding sermons in an abandoned gas station, where he takes up serpents and praises the Lord for his blighted white eye, proof of his divinity and key to the hold he has over the community, over Wren and her mother. But over the course of one summer, a miracle performed by Wren's father quickly turns to tragedy. As the order of her world begins to shatter, Wren must uncover the truth of her father's mysterious legend and her mother's harrowing history and complex bond with her best friend.

Summer Darlings by Brooke Lea Foster - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Gallery Books | 9781982115029 | Published May 5, 2020

In 1962, coed Heddy Winsome leaves her hardscrabble Irish Brooklyn neighborhood behind and ferries to glamorous Martha’s Vineyard to nanny for one of the wealthiest families on the island. But as she grows enamored with the alluring and seemingly perfect young couple and chases after their two mischievous children, Heddy discovers that her academic scholarship at Wellesley has been revoked, putting her entire future at risk. Determined to find her place in the couple's wealthy social circles, Heddy nurtures a romance with the hip surfer down the beach while wondering if the better man for her might be a quiet, studious college boy instead. But no one she meets on the summer island is as picture-perfect as they seem.

Summer Longing by Jamie Brenner - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316476850 | Published May 5, 2020

Ruth Cooperman arrives in beautiful beachside Provincetown for her retirement. After years of hard work and making peace with life's compromises, she is looking forward to a carefree summer of solitude. But when she finds a baby girl abandoned on her doorstep, Ruth turns to her new neighbors for help and is drawn into the drama of the close-knit community. She even reaches out to her own estranged daughter, Olivia, hoping for a reconciliation. As summer unfolds and friends and family care for the infant, alliances are made, relationships are tested and secrets are uncovered. But the unconditional love for a child in need just might bring Ruth and the women of Provincetown exactly what they have been longing for themselves.

The Book of V. by Anna Solomon - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781250257017 | Published May 5, 2020

Lily is grappling with her sexual and intellectual desires, while also trying to manage her roles as a mother and a wife in 2016. Vivian Barr is dedicated to helping her husband find success in Watergate-era Washington, D.C. But one night he demands a humiliating favor, and her refusal to obey changes the course of her life --- along with the lives of others. Esther and her uncle’s tribe live a tenuous existence outside the palace walls in ancient Persia. When an innocent mistake results in devastating consequences for her people, she is offered up as a sacrifice to please the King, in the hopes that she will save them all. In THE BOOK OF V., these characters' stories overlap and ultimately collide, illuminating how women’s lives have and have not changed over thousands of years.

The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and the Battle to Transform American Capitalism by Susan Berfield - History, Nonfiction

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781635572490 | Published May 5, 2020

In the summer of 1901, J.P. Morgan was assembling his next mega-deal: Northern Securities, an enterprise that would affirm his dominance in America's most important industry --- the railroads. Then a bullet from an anarchist's gun put an end to the business-friendly presidency of William McKinley. A new chief executive bounded into office: Theodore Roosevelt. By March 1902, battle lines were drawn: the government sued Northern Securities for antitrust violations. But as the case ramped up, the coal miners' union went on strike, and the anthracite pits that fueled Morgan's trains and heated the homes of Roosevelt's citizens went silent. With millions of dollars on the line and revolution in the air, it was a crisis that neither man alone could solve.

The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson - Fiction

Park Row | 9780778305071 | Published May 5, 2020

Estranged siblings Beck, Ashley and Jake find themselves under one roof for the first time in years, forced to confront old resentments and betrayals, when their mysterious, eccentric matriarch, Helen, passes away. But their lives are about to change when they find a secret inheritance hidden among her possessions --- the Florentine Diamond, a 137-carat yellow gemstone that went missing from the Austrian Empire a century ago. Desperate to learn how one of the world’s most elusive diamonds ended up in Helen’s bedroom, they begin investigating her past only to realize how little they know about their brave, resilient grandmother.

The Index of Self-Destructive Acts by Christopher Beha - Fiction

Tin House Books | 9781947793828 | Published May 5, 2020

On the day Sam Waxworth arrives in New York to write for the Interviewer, a street-corner preacher declares that the world is coming to an end. A data journalist and recent media celebrity --- he correctly forecast every outcome of the 2008 election --- Sam knows a few things about predicting the future. His first assignment for the Interviewer is a profile of disgraced political columnist Frank Doyle, known to Sam for the sentimental works of baseball lore that first sparked his love of the game. When Sam meets Frank at Citi Field for the Mets’ home opener, he finds himself unexpectedly ushered into Doyle’s crumbling family empire. While their lives seem inextricable, none of them know how close they are to losing everything, including each other.