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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.

September 2018

Paperback

Tell Me You're Mine by Elisabeth Norebäck - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

G. P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735218543 | Published September 4, 2018

Stella Widstrand is a psychotherapist and a happily married mother to a 13-year-old son. But when a young woman named Isabelle steps into her clinic to begin therapy, Stella's placid life begins to crumble. She is convinced that Isabelle is her daughter, Alice --- the baby who tragically disappeared more than 20 years ago on a beach during a family vacation. Stella has always believed that Alice is alive, somewhere, but everyone around her worries she's delusional. Could this be Alice? Stella will risk everything to answer that question, but in doing so she will set in motion a sequence of events beyond her control, endangering herself and everyone she loves.

The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall - Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780399182273 | Published September 4, 2018

George Woodbury, a beloved science teacher at a prep school, has been charged with sexual misconduct with students from his daughter’s school. As he sits in prison awaiting trial and claiming innocence, his wife Joan vaults between denial and rage as friends and neighbors turn cold. Their daughter, 17-year-old Sadie, is a popular high school senior who becomes a social outcast --- and finds refuge in an unexpected place. Her brother Andrew, a lawyer in New York, returns home to support the family, only to confront unhappy memories from his past. A writer tries to exploit their story, while an unlikely men’s rights activist group attempts to recruit Sadie for their cause.

The Bishop's Wife: A Linda Wallheim Mystery by Mette Ivie Harrison - Fiction, Mystery

Soho Crime | 9781616959548 | Published September 4, 2018

One cold winter night, a young wife and mother named Carrie Helm disappears, leaving behind everything she owns. Carrie’s husband, Jared, claims his wife has always been unstable and that she has abandoned the family. Linda Wallheim, a devout Mormon and the wife of a bishop, doesn’t trust him. As Linda snoops in the Helm family’s circumstances, she becomes convinced that Jared has murdered his wife and painted himself as a wronged husband.

The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse by Rich Cohen - History, Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Picador | 9781250192783 | Published September 4, 2018

When Rich Cohen was eight years old, his father took him to see a Cubs game. On the way out of the park, his father asked him to make a promise. "Promise me you will never be a Cubs fan. The Cubs do not win,” he explained, “and because of that, a Cubs fan will have a diminished life determined by low expectations. That team will screw up your life.” As a result, Cohen became not just a Cubs fan but one of the biggest Cubs fans in the world. In this book, he captures the story of the team, its players and crazy days.

The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Park Row | 9780778369769 | Published September 4, 2018

In May 1943, Marijke de Graaf and her husband are arrested and deported to different concentration camps in Germany. Marijke is given a terrible choice: to suffer a slow death in the labor camp or join the camp brothel. SS officer Karl Müller arrives at the camp hoping to live up to his father’s expectations of wartime glory. When he encounters the newly arrived Marijke, this meeting changes their lives forever. Woven into the narrative is Luciano Wagner’s ordeal in 1977 Buenos Aires, during the heat of the Argentine Dirty War. In his struggle to endure military captivity, he searches for ways to resist from a prison cell he may never leave.

The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup by John Feinstein - History, Nonfiction, Sports

Anchor | 9781101971093 | Published September 4, 2018

The rivalry between the U.S. and European teams was at an all-time high even before the first swing of the 2016 Ryder Cup. The Americans had lost an astounding six out of the last seven matches. With the U.S. team out for revenge and the Europeans determined to keep the Cup out of American hands, the showdown took place in Hazeltine, Minnesota --- just days after the death of golf legend Arnold Palmer. It became one of the most raucous and heated face-offs in the Cup’s history. Award-winning author John Feinstein takes readers behind the scenes, providing an inside view of the dramatic stories as they unfolded.

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott - Fiction

Picador | 9781250192745 | Published September 4, 2018

On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove --- to the subway bosses who have recently fired him and to his badgering, pregnant wife --- that “the hours of his life belonged to himself alone.” In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Saviour appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child. In Catholic Brooklyn in the early part of the 20th century, decorum, superstition and shame collude to erase the man’s brief existence, and yet his suicide, though never spoken of, reverberates through many lives --- testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, even through multiple generations.

The Prometheus Man by Scott Reardon - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316310901 | Published September 4, 2018

When a pile of bodies is found in Paris, CIA Agent Tom Blake hustles his way onto a major case: tracking a man with enhanced abilities, the test subject of a secret government program. There's just one problem: the man using Agent Blake's identity is not Agent Blake. He's Tom Reese, a man without a family or a home. Reese is searching for his brother's killer. He stole Agent Blake's identity two months ago and has bluffed his way onto the team investigating his only lead. But soon the CIA will find out that Agent Blake is in two places at once. Soon the augmented man will come looking for him. And soon both will discover that Tom Reese carries a secret even he doesn't know about. He is the last test subject of Project Prometheus.

The Scarred Woman: A Department Q Novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9781101984239 | Published September 4, 2018

In a Copenhagen park, the body of an elderly woman is discovered. The case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide investigation from over a decade ago, but the connection between the two victims confounds the police. Across town, a group of young women are being hunted. The attacks seem random, but could these brutal acts of violence be related? Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q is charged with solving the mystery. Meanwhile, after an earlier breakdown, their colleague Rose is still struggling to deal with the reemergence of her past --- a past in which a terrible crime may have been committed. It is up to Carl, Assad and Gordon to uncover the dark and violent truth at the heart of Rose’s childhood before it is too late.

The Stylist by Rosie Nixon - Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062856449 | Published September 4, 2018

Amber Green loves working at Smith’s, London’s ultra-exclusive boutique frequented by everyone who’s anyone, including Mona Armstrong, the stylist to the stars. When Mona’s latest assistant walks out, Amber finds herself agreeing to work for one of the most infamous --- and volatile --- women in Hollywood. As she begins to enjoy life in the dressing rooms of the hottest stars, Amber discovers she’s the one in the spotlight when she catches the attention of two very different men. But Mona’s behavior is growing increasingly erratic, and unless Amber can out-style everyone in Hollywood, she’s in danger of being Mona’s latest fashion victim.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper Paperbacks | 9780062797155 | Published September 4, 2018

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive. One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.

The Vengeance of Mothers: The Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill by Jim Fergus - Fiction, Historical Fiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250093431 | Published September 4, 2018

In 1873, Margaret Kelly participated in the U.S. government's "Brides for Indians" program, the conceit of which was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for One Thousand White Women to be given as brides in exchange for 300 horses. These "brides" were mostly fallen women --- women in prison, prostitutes, the occasional adventurer, or those incarcerated in asylums. No one expected this program to work. And the brides themselves thought of it simply as a chance at freedom. But many of them fell in love with their Cheyenne spouses and had children with them...and became Cheyenne themselves.

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff - Nonfiction

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781534436572 | Published September 4, 2018

Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks - Fiction, Short Stories

Vintage | 9781101911945 | Published September 4, 2018

A small-town newspaper columnist with old-fashioned views of the modern world. A World War II veteran grappling with his emotional and physical scars. A second-rate actor plunged into sudden stardom and a whirlwind press junket. Four friends traveling to the moon in a rocketship built in the backyard. These are just some of the stories that Tom Hanks captures in his first work of fiction: a collection of shorts that explore the human condition in all its foibles. The stories are linked by one thing: in each of them, a typewriter plays a part --- sometimes minor, sometimes central.

Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Quercus | 9781681441160 | Published September 4, 2018

A whaler's daughter, Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of 12. Years later, in 1892, determination and chance lead her back to northern Greenland as a scientist at the head of a British expedition. Geologist Jakob de Beyn was raised in Manhattan. Yearning for wider horizons, he joins a rival expedition. Jakob and Flora's paths cross. It is a fateful meeting, where passion and ambition collide and an irresistible attraction is born. The violent extremes of the north obsess them both: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows, and the strange, maddening pull it exerts on the people trying to make their mark on its vast expanses --- a pursuit of glory whose outcome will reverberate for years to come.

Unstoppable: My Life So Far by Maria Sharapova - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Sarah Crichton Books | 9780374538026 | Published September 4, 2018

Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon at just 17 years old, in an astonishing upset against the reigning champion Serena Williams --- the match that kicked off their legendary rivalry and placed Sharapova on the international stage. At 18, she reached the number one WTA ranking for the first time, and has held that ranking many times since. In UNSTOPPABLE, the five-time Grand Slam winner recounts the story of her phenomenal rise to success, narrated with the same no-holds-barred, fiercely provocative attitude that characterizes her tennis game.

Broken Windows: A Duke Rogers PI Thriller by Paul D. Marks - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Down & Out Books | 9781948235075 | Published September 10, 2018

While the storm rages over California’s notorious anti-illegal alien Proposition 187, a young woman climbs to the top of the famous Hollywood Sign --- and jumps to her death. An undocumented day laborer is murdered. And a disbarred and desperate lawyer in Venice Beach places an ad in a local paper that says: “Will Do Anything For Money.” Private investigator Duke Rogers takes on the case of Carlos, the murdered day laborer, as a favor to his sister Marisol, the housekeeper down the street from Duke’s house. Duke must figure out what ties together Carlos’ murder, the ex-lawyer’s desperate ad and the woman jumping from the sign. And who is the mysterious “coyote”?

Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory by Michael Korda - History, Nonfiction

Liveright | 9781631494918 | Published September 11, 2018

May 1940 was a month like no other. The superior German war machine blazed into France, as the Maginot Line, supposedly "as firmly fixed in place as the Pyramids," crumbled in days. With the fall of Holland and Belgium, the imminent fall of Paris, the British Army stranded at Dunkirk, and Neville Chamberlain’s government in political freefall, Winston Churchill became prime minister on this historical nadir of May 10, 1941. Britain, diplomatically isolated, was suddenly the only nation with the courage and the resolve to defy Hitler. Against this vast historical canvas, Michael Korda relates what happened and why.

Ernest Hemingway: A Biography by Mary V. Dearborn - Biography, Nonfiction

Vintage | 9780525563617 | Published September 11, 2018

The first full biography of Ernest Hemingway in more than 15 years is the first to draw on a wide array of never-before-used material, resulting in the most nuanced portrait to date of this complex, enigmatic artist. Considered in his time the greatest living American writer, Hemingway was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize whose personal demons undid him in the end, and whose novels and stories have influenced the writing of fiction for generations after his death. Mary V. Dearborn’s revelatory investigation of his life and work substantially deepens our understanding of the artist and the man.

Gorbachev: His Life and Times by William Taubman - Biography, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393356205 | Published September 11, 2018

In the first comprehensive biography of Mikhail Gorbachev, William Taubman shows how a peasant boy clambered to the top of a system designed to keep people like him down, found common ground with America’s arch-conservative president Ronald Reagan, and permitted the USSR and its East European empire to break apart without using force to preserve them. Drawing on interviews with Gorbachev himself, transcripts and documents from the Russian archives, and interviews with Kremlin aides and adversaries, Taubman’s intensely personal portrait extends to Gorbachev’s remarkable marriage to a woman he deeply loved.

Miss D and Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis by Kathryn Sermak with Danelle Morton - Memoir, Nonfiction

Hachette Books | 9780316507868 | Published September 11, 2018

As Bette Davis aged, she was looking for an assistant, but she found something more than that in Kathryn Sermak: a loyal and loving confidante, a co-conspirator in her jokes and schemes, and a competent worker whom she trained to never miss a detail. For 10 years, Kathryn was at Miss D's side --- first as an employee and then as her closest friend. Throughout their time together, Kathryn had a front-row seat to Davis' late-career renaissance, as well as to the humiliating public betrayal that nearly killed her beloved boss and benefactor. MISS D & ME is an intimate account of the last years of the unique and formidable Bette Davis --- a tale of extreme kindness, unfailing loyalty, breathtaking style, and the beautiful friendship that endured through it all.

Poison: A Dismas Hardy Novel by John Lescroart - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Atria Books | 9781501115714 | Published September 11, 2018

Finally recovered from two gunshot wounds, Dismas Hardy is looking forward to easing into retirement and reconnecting with his family. But he is pulled back into the courtroom when Grant Wagner, the steely owner of a successful family business, is murdered. The prime suspect is Wagner’s bookkeeper, Abby Jarvis, a former client of Hardy’s who had been receiving large sums of cash under-the-table from the company --- but she insists that she’s innocent. Preparing for trial, Dismas investigates the Wagner clan, discovering dark, twisted secrets, jealous siblings, gold-digging girlfriends, betrayals and blackmail. The closer he gets to the Wagners, the clearer it becomes that Dismas has a target painted on his back.

Righteous: An IQ Novel by Joe Ide - Fiction, Mystery

Mulholland Books | 9780316267748 | Published September 11, 2018

Ten years ago, when Isaiah Quintabe was just a boy, his brother was killed by an unknown assailant. The search for the killer sent Isaiah plunging into despair and nearly destroyed his life. Even with a flourishing career and near-iconic status as a PI in his hometown, he has to begin the hunt again --- or lose his mind. A case takes him and his volatile, dubious sidekick, Dodson, to Vegas, where Chinese gangsters and a terrifying seven-foot loan shark are stalking a DJ and her screwball boyfriend. If Isaiah doesn't find the two first, they'll be murdered. Awaiting the outcome is the love of IQ's life: fail, and he'll lose her. Isaiah's quest will lead him to the mastermind behind his brother's death, Isaiah's own sinister Moriarty.

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion - Fiction, Humor, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250130419 | Published September 11, 2018

Two decades ago, Adam Sharp’s piano playing led him into a passionate relationship with Angelina Brown, an intelligent and strong-willed actress. They had a chance at something more --- but Adam didn’t take it. Now, on the cusp of turning 50, Adam likes his life. He’s happy with his partner Claire, he excels in music trivia at quiz night at the local pub, he looks after his mother, and he does the occasional consulting job in IT. But he can never quite shake off his nostalgia for what might have been. And then, out of nowhere, from the other side of the world, Angelina gets in touch. What does she want? Does Adam dare to live dangerously?

The Best of Us: A Memoir by Joyce Maynard - Memoir, Nonfiction

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781635570359 | Published September 11, 2018

In 2011, when she was in her late 50s, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim was not the husband Joyce imagined, but he quickly became the partner she had always dreamed of. Before they met, both had believed they were done with marriage, and even after they married, Joyce resolved that no one could alter her course of determined independence. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During the 19 months that followed, as they battled his illness together, Joyce discovered for the first time what it really meant to be a couple --- to be a true partner and to have one.