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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 2018

Hardcover

The Stranger Game by Peter Gadol - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Hanover Square Press | 9781335943910 | Published October 2, 2018

Rebecca’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, Ezra, has gone missing. The police suspect he has been playing the “stranger game,” a viral hit in which players start following others in real life, as they might otherwise do on social media. As the game spreads, however, the rules begin to change, and disappearances are reported across the country. Curious about this popular new obsession, and hoping that she might be able to track down Ezra, Rebecca tries the game for herself. She also meets Carey, who is willing to take the game further than she imagined possible. As her relationship with Carey and involvement in the game deepen, she begins to uncover an unsettling subculture that has infiltrated the world around her.

There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir by Casey Gerald - Memoir, Nonfiction

Riverhead Books | 9780735214200 | Published October 2, 2018

Casey Gerald's story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to see which of them will be carried off. His beautiful, fragile mother disappears frequently and mysteriously; for a brief idyll, he and his sister live like Boxcar Children on her disability checks. When Casey --- following in the footsteps of his father, a gridiron legend --- is recruited to play football at Yale, he enters a world he's never dreamed of. But even as he attains the inner sanctums of power, Casey sees how the world crushes those who live at its margins. He sees how the elite perpetuate the salvation stories that keep others from rising. And he sees, most painfully, how his own ascension is part of the scheme.

Valley Forge by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin - History, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501152719 | Published October 2, 2018

VALLEY FORGE is the riveting true story of an underdog United States toppling an empire. Using new and rarely seen contemporaneous documents --- and drawing on a cast of iconic characters and remarkable moments that capture the innovation and energy that led to the birth of our nation --- the New York Times bestselling authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin provide a breathtaking account of this seminal and previously undervalued moment in the battle for American independence.

Virgil Wander by Leif Enger - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction

Grove Press | 9780802128782 | Published October 2, 2018

Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is “cruising along at medium altitude” when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals --- from Rune, a twinkling, pipe-smoking, kite-flying stranger investigating the mystery of his disappeared son; to Nadine, the reserved, enchanting wife of the vanished man, to Tom, a journalist and Virgil’s oldest friend; and various members of the Pea family who must confront tragedies of their own. Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town.

War of the Wolf by Bernard Cornwell - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper | 9780062563170 | Published October 2, 2018

While Uhtred of Bebbanburg might have regained his family’s fortress, it seems that a peaceful life is not to be --- as he is under threat from both an old enemy and a new foe. The old enemy comes from Wessex, where a dynastic struggle will determine who will be the next king. And the new foe is Sköll, a Norseman, whose ambition is to be King of Northumbria and who leads a frightening army of wolf-warriors, men who fight half-crazed in the belief that they are indeed wolves. Uhtred, believing he is cursed, must fend off one enemy while he tries to destroy the other. In this new chapter of the Saxon Tales series, Uhtred returns to fight once again for the destiny of England.

Zero Sum Game by S. L. Huang - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction

Tor Books | 9781250180254 | Published October 2, 2018

Cas Russell is scary good at math. The vector calculus blazing through her head lets her smash through armed men twice her size and dodge every bullet in a gunfight. As far as she knows, she’s the only person around with a superpower...but then Cas discovers someone who can reach directly into people’s minds and twist their brains into Moebius strips. Someone intent on becoming the world’s puppet master. Cas should run, but for once she's involved. There’s only one problem: She doesn’t know which of her thoughts are her own anymore.

Ambush: A Detective Michael Bennett Thriller by James Patterson and James O. Born - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316273985 | Published October 8, 2018

An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a setup. An officer is taken down --- and, despite the attackers' efforts, it's not Michael Bennett. New York's top cop is not the only one at risk. One of Bennett's children sustains a mysterious injury. And a series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature, alerting Bennett to the presence of a professional killer with a flair for disguise. Bennett taps his best investigators and sources, and they fan out across the five boroughs. But the leads they're chasing turn out to be phantoms. The assassin takes advantage of the chaos, enticing an officer into compromising Bennett, then luring another member of Bennett's family into even graver danger.

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak - Fiction

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9781984830159 | Published October 9, 2018

BRIDGE OF CLAY is the breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge --- for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle. The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome?

Bright Ruin by Vic James - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction

Del Rey | 9780425284186 | Published October 9, 2018

The lower classes must give 10 years in service to Britain’s powerfully gifted rulers. With one uprising crushed by the glittering elite, commoners and aristocrats alike now take sides for a final confrontation. At the center of it all are Abi Hadley and her brother, Luke. Each has reason to hate the ruling Jardine family. Abi, who was once their servant, now seeks revenge for a terrible wrong. Luke was imprisoned on their whim --- but his only hope may be an alliance with the youngest and most powerful of the clan, the cold and inscrutable Silyen Jardine. Risking everything to end a bright and shining tyranny, Abi, Luke and Silyen find themselves bound by a single destiny. Their actions will change their fates --- and the world --- but at a cost almost too terrible to contemplate.

Crisis: A Dick Francis Novel by Felix Francis - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525536765 | Published October 9, 2018

Harrison Foster, a crisis manager for a London firm, is summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick Stables kills six very valuable horses.There is far more to the “simple” fire than initially meets the eye…for a start, human remains are found among the equestrian ones in the burnt-out shell. All the stable staff are accounted for, so who is the mystery victim?

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich, with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 13+

Poppy | 9780316420235 | Published October 9, 2018

Dominion: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria's Diamond Jubilee by Peter Ackroyd - History, Nonfiction

Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250003652 | Published October 9, 2018

DOMINION, the fifth volume of Peter Ackroyd’s History of England, begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to a post-war depression and ends with the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901. Spanning the end of the Regency, Ackroyd takes readers from the accession of the profligate George IV whose government was steered by Lord Liverpool, whose face was set against reform, to the ‘Sailor King’ William IV whose reign saw the modernization of the political system and the abolition of slavery. But it was the accession of Queen Victoria, at only 18 years old, that sparked an era of enormous innovation.

Holy Ghost: A Virgil Flowers Novel by John Sandford - Crime, Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735217324 | Published October 9, 2018

Pinion, Minnesota: a metropolis of all of seven hundred souls, for which the word “moribund” might have been invented. Nothing ever happened there and nothing ever would --- until the mayor of sorts and a buddy come up with a scheme to put Pinion on the map. They’d heard of a place where a floating image of  the Virgin Mary had turned the whole town into a shrine, attracting thousands of pilgrims. And all those pilgrims needed food, shelter, all kinds of crazy things, right? They’d all get rich! What could go wrong? When the dead body shows up, they find out, and that’s only the beginning of their troubles --- and Virgil Flowers’ --- as they are all about to discover all too soon.

Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781250121974 | Published October 9, 2018

Eunice Hunton Carter, Stephen Carter’s grandmother, was raised in a world of stultifying expectations about race and gender, yet by the 1940s, her professional and political successes had made her one of the most famous black women in America. But her triumphs were shadowed by prejudice and tragedy. Greatly complicating her rise was her difficult relationship with her younger brother, Alphaeus, an avowed Communist who --- together with his friend Dashiell Hammett --- would go to prison during the McCarthy era. Yet she remained unbowed. INVISIBLE tells the true story of a woman who often found her path blocked by the social and political expectations of her time. But Eunice Carter never accepted defeat.

Killing Commendatore written by Haruki Murakami, translated by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen - Fiction, Literary

Knopf | 9780525520047 | Published October 9, 2018

The much-anticipated new novel from the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of 1Q84 and COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI and HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE, KILLING COMMENDATORE is an epic tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art --- as well as a loving homage to THE GREAT GATSBY --- and a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.

Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard - History, Holocaust, Jewish Interest, Military, Politics, World History

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781250165541 | Published October 9, 2018

KILLING THE SS is the epic saga of the espionage and daring waged by self-styled "Nazi hunters." This determined and disparate group included a French husband and wife team, an American lawyer who served in the army on D-Day, a German prosecutor who had signed an oath to the Nazi Party, Israeli Mossad agents, and a death camp survivor. Over decades, these men and women scoured the world, tracking down the SS fugitives and bringing them to justice, which often meant death.

Love Is Blind by William Boyd - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

Knopf | 9780525655268 | Published October 9, 2018

Brodie Moncur is a brilliant piano tuner, as brilliant in his own way as John Kilbarron, the pianist Brodie accompanies on all of his tours. It is a luxurious life, and a level of success Brodie could hardly have dreamed of growing up in a remote Scottish village, in a household ruled by a tyrannical father. But Brodie would gladly give it all up for the love of the Russian soprano Lika Blum: beautiful, worldly, seductive --- and consort to Kilbarron. Seemingly doomed from the start, Brodie’s passion for her only grows as their lives become increasingly more intertwined, more secretive and more dangerous.

November Road by Lou Berney - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062663849 | Published October 9, 2018

A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans’ mob boss, Carlos Marcello, Frank Guidry knows too much about the crime of the century: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Within hours of JFK’s murder, everyone with ties to Marcello is turning up dead, and Guidry suspects he’s next. With few good options, Guidry hits the road to Las Vegas, to see an old associate --- a dangerous man who hates Marcello enough to help Guidry vanish. When Guidry sees a beautiful housewife on the side of the road with a broken-down car, two little daughters and a dog in the back seat, he sees the perfect disguise to cover his tracks from the hit men on his tail.

Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times by Michael Beschloss - History, Military, Nonfiction

Crown | 9780307409607 | Published October 9, 2018

Michael Beschloss is a lauded historian and one of the keenest observers of the White House. In PRESIDENTS OF WAR, he offers an authoritative portrait of our major wartime presidents in action, from the War of 1812 to the Vietnam War. Whether examining Lincoln’s controversial military leadership, Wilson’s idealistic and authoritarian approach to World War I, or LBJ sinking into the quagmire of Vietnam, Beschloss employs deep research and unsurpassed storytelling to bring these presidents to life in moments of public oratory and private doubt. He also charts their relationships with the public, which has consigned them to fame or infamy, and with Congress, which has continually struggled to define and redefine the president’s wartime powers.

Penned: A Kate Turner DVM Mystery by Eileen Brady - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464211096 | Published October 9, 2018

Dr. Kate Turner, DVM, is seven months into her one-year contract to cover for a Hudson Valley vet taking a year-long world cruise. Eighty-something-year-old Gloria LaGuardia has been installed at an assisted living center by her niece. They bump into Kate at the Oak Falls annual Halloween street bash when Gloria claims that someone evil is amongst them. Saw who? Will this chance meeting draw Kate into the path of Carl Wolf, a notorious fugitive 21 years on the FBI's Most Wanted List? Is Wolf hiding in plain sight in or around Oak Falls?

Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller

Grove Press | 9780802128454 | Published October 9, 2018

Jane Campbell avoids confrontation at any costs. Given the choice, she’ll always let her husband, Leon --- a bestselling crime writer --- take the lead, while she focuses on her two children and her job as a creative writing teacher. After she receives another rejection for her novel, Leon urges Jane to put her hobby to rest. And why shouldn’t she, when they appear to have the perfect house and the perfect life? But then Leon is brutally attacked in their driveway, and suddenly their perfect life becomes the stuff of nightmares. Who would commit such a hateful offense? With her husband in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, as well as the secrets that have been kept from her.

Dry (Audiobook) written by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman; read by Jenni Barber, Michael Crouch, Kivlighan De Montebello, Noah Galvin, Candace Thaxton and the authors - Adventure, Fiction

Simon & Schuster Audio | 9781508263081 | Published October 2, 2018

The drought --- or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it --- has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers. Until the taps run dry. Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turn against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life --- and the life of her brother --- is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven (Audiobook) written and read by Mitch Albom - Fiction

HarperAudio | 9780062866677 | Published October 9, 2018

The accident that killed Eddie in THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN left an indelible mark on Annie, the young girl whose life he saved. Injured, scarred and unable to remember why, Annie’s life is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away from the world she knew. When, as a young woman, she reconnects with Paulo, her childhood love, she believes she has finally found happiness. As the novel opens, Annie is marrying Paulo. But when her wedding night ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey --- and an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have fathomed.

Bridge of Clay (Audiobook) written and read by Markus Zusak - Fiction

Listening Library | 9780307711076 | Published October 16, 2018

BRIDGE OF CLAY is the breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge --- for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle. The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome?

Unsheltered (Audiobook) written and read by Barbara Kingsolver - Fiction

HarperAudio | 9780062865663 | Published October 16, 2018

How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited brick house that is falling apart. When the family’s one success story, an Ivy-educated son, is uprooted by tragedy, he seems likely to join them. In another time, a troubled husband and public servant asks, How can a man tell the truth, and be reviled for it? Science teacher Thatcher Greenwood’s employer forbids him to speak of the exciting work just published by Charles Darwin. His friendships with a female scientist and a renegade newspaper editor threaten to draw him into a vendetta with the town’s powerful men.