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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

A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts (Audiobook) written by Therese Anne Fowler, read by Barrie Kreinik - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Macmillan Audio | 9781427299208 | Published October 16, 2018

Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America’s great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York’s old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built nine mansions, hosted grand balls and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women's suffrage movement.

Hardcover

Shell by Kristina Olsson - Fiction, Literary

Atria Books | 9781501193132 | Published October 9, 2018

1965: In Australia, a national military draft has been announced for the Vietnam War, and Pearl Keogh, a newspaper reporter, has put her job in jeopardy to become involved in the anti-war movement. Newly arrived from Sweden, Axel Lindquist is set to work as a sculptor on the besieged Sydney Opera House. But as the nation hurtles towards yet another war, Jørn Utzon, the Opera House’s controversial architect, is nowhere to be found --- and Axel fears that the past he has tried to outrun may be catching up with him. Pearl and Axel’s lives orbit each other and collide in this sweeping novel of art and culture, love and destiny.

The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Atria Books | 9781451649390 | Published October 9, 2018

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. By the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe's life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel with two seemingly unrelated items in it: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist's sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river. Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets?

The Fallen Architect by Charles Belfoure - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Thriller

Sourcebooks | 1492662712 | Published October 9, 2018

Someone has to take the blame…When the Britannia Theatre's balcony collapses, killing over a dozen people, the fingers point at the architect. He should have known better, should have made it safer, should have done something. Douglas Layton knows the flaw wasn't in his design, but he can't fight a guilty verdict. When he is finally released from prison, he has nothing: no job, no family, nowhere to go. He needs to assume a new identity and rebuild his life. But he soon finds himself digging up the past in a way he never anticipated. If the collapse was not an accident…who caused it? And why? And what if they find out who he used to be?

The Girl from Berlin by Ronald H. Balson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250195241 | Published October 9, 2018

Catherine Lockhart and Liam Taggart must help their friend. His aunt is being evicted from her home in the Tuscan hills by a powerful corporation claiming they own the deeds. Catherine and Liam’s only clue is a bound handwritten manuscript, entirely in German, and hidden in its pages is a forgotten story. Ada Baumgarten, a violin prodigy, was born in Berlin in 1918. It was her extraordinary talent that would carry her, allowing her to move to Bologna --- though Italy was not the haven her Jewish family had hoped for. What became of Ada? How is she connected to the conflicting land deeds of a small Italian villa?

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom - Fiction

Harper | 9780062294449 | 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.

The Witch Elm by Tana French - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Viking | 9780735224629 | Published October 9, 2018

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who has dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life --- he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden --- and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

When You Find Me by P. J. Vernon - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683317494 | Published October 9, 2018

Visiting her family’s South Carolina estate, socialite Gray Godfrey wakes from a night out to an empty bed. Her husband Paul is gone and a thrashing hangover has wiped her memory clean. When a stranger named Annie calls claiming to know Paul’s whereabouts, Gray reluctantly accepts her help. But soon Annie is sending frightening messages and revealing disturbing secrets only Gray could know. As Annie’s threats escalate and Gray’s grip on reality begins to slip, the life she thought she had and the dark truth she’s been living begin to merge, leaving an unsettling question: What does Annie want? And what will she do to get it?

Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316435512 | Published October 9, 2018

Irene Steele's idyllic life is shattered when she is woken up by a late-night phone call. Her beloved husband has been found dead, but before Irene can process this tragic news, she must confront the perplexing details of his death. He was found on St. John island, a tropical paradise far removed from their suburban life. Leaving the cold winter behind, Irene flies down to the beautiful Caribbean beaches of St. John only to make another shocking discovery: her husband had a secret second family. As Irene investigates the mysterious circumstances of her husband's death, she is plunged into a web of intrigue and deceit belied by the pristine white sand beaches of St. John's.

Wrecked: An IQ Novel by Joe Ide - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Little Brown & Co | 9780316509510 | Published October 9, 2018

Isaiah Quintabe --- IQ for short --- has never been more successful, or felt more alone. A series of high-profile wins in his hometown of East Long Beach have made him so notorious that he can hardly go to the corner store without being recognized. So when a young painter approaches IQ for help tracking down her missing mother, it's not just the case Isaiah's looking for, but the human connection. His new confidant turns out to be connected to a dangerous paramilitary operation. Waiting for Isaiah around every corner is Seb, the Oxford-educated African gangster who was responsible for the death of his brother, Marcus. Only, this time, Isaiah's not alone. Joined by a new love interest and his familiar band of accomplices, IQ is back --- and the adventures are better than ever.

A Mind Unraveled: A Memoir by Kurt Eichenwald - Autobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction

Ballantine Books | 9780399593628 | Published October 16, 2018

Kurt Eichenwald was diagnosed with epilepsy as a teenager. In his memoir, A MIND UNRAVELED, he details the abuses he faced while incapacitated post-seizure, the discrimination he fought and the darkest moments when he contemplated suicide as the only solution to ending his physical and emotional pain. He recounts how medical incompetence would have killed him but for the heroic actions of a brilliant neurologist and the friendship of two young men who assumed part of the burden of his struggle. Ultimately, Eichenwald’s is an inspirational tale, showing how a young man facing his own mortality on a daily basis could rise from the depths of despair to the heights of unimagined success.

A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250095473 | Published October 16, 2018

Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America’s great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York’s old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built nine mansions, hosted grand balls and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women's suffrage movement.

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott - Inspirational, Nonfiction, Personal Growth

Riverhead Books | 9780525537441 | Published October 16, 2018

In this profound and funny book, Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. Divided into short chapters that explore life’s essential truths, ALMOST EVERYTHING pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward.

American Dialogue: The Founders and Us by Joseph J. Ellis - History, Nonfiction

Knopf | 9780385353427 | Published October 16, 2018

In AMERICAN DIALOGUE, Joseph J. Ellis focuses the conversation on the often-asked question “What would the Founding Fathers think?” He examines four of our most seminal historical figures through the prism of particular topics, using the perspective of the present to shed light on their views and, in turn, to make clear how their now centuries-old ideas illuminate the disturbing impasse of today’s political conflicts. He discusses Jefferson and the issue of racism, Adams and the specter of economic inequality, Washington and American imperialism, Madison and the doctrine of original intent. Through these juxtapositions Ellis illuminates the obstacles and pitfalls paralyzing contemporary discussions of these fundamentally important issues.

Deck the Hounds: An Andy Carpenter Mystery by David Rosenfelt - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250198488 | Published October 16, 2018

Andy Carpenter doesn’t usually stop to help others, but seeing a dog next to a homeless man inspires him to give the pair some money. Soon after, man and dog are attacked on the street. The dog defends its new owner, and the erstwhile attacker is bitten but escapes. The dog is quarantined, and the man, Don Carrigan, is heartbroken. In a matter of days, Don and his dog Zoey are living above Andy’s garage. It turns out that Don is wanted for a murder that happened two years ago. Don not only claims he’s innocent, but that he had no idea he was wanted for a crime he has no knowledge of in the first place. It’s up to Andy to exonerate his new friend, if he doesn’t get pulled into the quagmire first.

Desperate Measures: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods - Adventure, Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735219229 | Published October 16, 2018

Upon returning to the states from a European jaunt, Stone Barrington makes the acquaintance of a stunning woman who seems like she could be an ideal candidate to meet some of his professional --- and personal --- needs. Before long, though, Stone is put to the task of protecting his new hire when New York City is rocked by a series of disturbing crimes, and it looks as if she might be the next target.
In the city that never sleeps there’s always a plot being hatched, and the only recourse is constant vigilance and a bit of luck. But if those defensive systems fail, Stone will have to go head-to-head against some of the most dastardly scum he’s ever faced…

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance

Hachette Books | 9781538728529 | Published October 16, 2018

Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future.Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable…but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon - Memoir, Nonfiction

Scribner | 9781501125652 | Published October 16, 2018

In HEAVY, Kiese Laymon writes about growing up a hard-headed black son to a complicated and brilliant black mother in Jackson, Mississippi. From his early experiences of sexual violence, to his suspension from college, to his trek to New York as a young college professor, Laymon charts his complex relationship with his mother, grandmother, anorexia, obesity, sex, writing and ultimately gambling. By attempting to name secrets and lies he and his mother spent a lifetime avoiding, Laymon asks himself, his mother, his nation and us to confront the terrifying possibility that few in this country actually know how to responsibly love, and even fewer want to live under the weight of actually becoming free.

In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316411059 | Published October 16, 2018

In this horror story set in colonial New England, a law-abiding Puritan woman goes missing. Or perhaps she has fled or abandoned her family. Or perhaps she has been kidnapped, and set loose to wander in the dense woods of the north. Alone and possibly lost, she meets another woman in the forest. Then everything changes. On a journey that will take her through dark woods full of almost-human wolves, through a deep well wet with the screams of men, and on a living ship made of human bones, our heroine may find that the evil she flees has been inside her all along.

In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown by Nathaniel Philbrick - History, Nonfiction

Viking | 9780525426769 | Published October 16, 2018

In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But as he had learned after two years of trying, coordinating his army’s movements with those of a fleet of warships based thousands of miles away was next to impossible. And then, on September 5, 1781, the impossible happened. Recognized today as one of the most important naval engagements in the history of the world, the Battle of the Chesapeake --- fought without a single American ship --- made the subsequent victory of the Americans at Yorktown a virtual inevitability.

Melmoth by Sarah Perry - Fiction, Gothic, Suspense, Thriller

Custom House | 9780062856395 | Published October 16, 2018

Donna Weaver has put everything she has into restoring The Breakers, an old bed and breakfast on a remote stretch of beach in Galloway. Donna's guests, a contentious group of estranged cousins, soon realize that they’ve been here before, years ago. Decades have passed, but that night still haunts them: a 16th birthday party that started with peach schnapps and ended with a girl walking into the sea. Each of them had made a vow of silence: “lock it in a box, stitch my lips, and go to my grave.” But now someone has broken the pact. Amid the home-baked scones and lavish rooms, someone is playing games, locking boxes, stitching lips. And before the weekend is over, at least one of them will go to their grave.
 

My Love Story by Tina Turner - Memoir, Nonfiction

Atria Books | 9781501198243 | Published October 16, 2018

From her early years in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner to her phenomenal success in the 1980s and beyond, Tina Turner candidly examines her personal history, from her darkest hours to her happiest moments and everything in between. MY LOVE STORY is an explosive and inspiring story of a woman who dared to break any barriers put in her way. Emphatically showcasing Tina’s signature blend of strength, energy, heart and soul, this is a gorgeously wrought memoir as enthralling and moving as any of her greatest hits.

Nantucket Counterfeit: A Henry Kennis Mystery by Steven Axelrod - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural, Suspense, Thriller

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464210396 | Published October 16, 2018

Horst Refn, the widely disliked and resented Artistic Director of the Nantucket Theater Lab, has been found stuffed into the meat freezer in his basement. Most of the actors, all the technical crew, and quite a few of the Theater Lab Board members, whom Refn was scamming and blackmailing, are suspects in his murder. The island's Police Chief Henry Kennis has to pick his way through a social minefield as he searches for the killer.

Napoleon: A Life by Adam Zamoyski - History, Military, Nonfiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780465055937 | Published October 16, 2018

The definitive biography of Napoleon, revealing the true man behind the legend.The story of Napoleon has been written many times. In some versions, he is a military genius, in others a war-obsessed tyrant. Here, historian Adam Zamoyski cuts through the mythology and explains Napoleon against the background of the European Enlightenment, and what he was himself seeking to achieve. This most famous of men is also the most hidden of men, and Zamoyski dives deeper than any previous biographer to find him. Beautifully written, NAPOLEON brilliantly sets the man in his European context.

Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi - Cookbooks, Cooking, Food, Nonfiction

Ten Speed Press | 9781607749165 | Published October 16, 2018

In OTTOLENGHI SIMPLE, powerhouse author and chef Yotam Ottolenghi presents 130 streamlined recipes packed with his signature Middle Eastern-inspired flavors, all simple in at least (and often more than) one way: made in 30 minutes or less, with 10 or fewer ingredients, in a single pot, using pantry staples, or prepared ahead of time for brilliantly, deliciously simple meals. Brunch gets a make-over with Braised Eggs with Leeks and Za’atar; Cauliflower, Pomegranate and Pistachio Salad refreshes the side-dish rotation; Lamb and Feta Meatballs bring ease to the weeknight table; and every sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied by the spectacular Fig and Thyme Clafoutis.