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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.

April 2019

Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting (Audiobook) written by Anna Quindlen, read by Cynthia Farrell - Memoir, Nonfiction, Parenting, Personal Growth, Self-Help

Brilliance Audio | 9781491546406 | Published April 23, 2019

Before blogs even existed, Anna Quindlen became a go-to writer on the joys and challenges of family, motherhood and modern life, in her nationally syndicated column. Now she’s taking the next step and going full nana in the pages of this lively, beautiful and moving book about being a grandmother. Quindlen offers thoughtful and telling observations about her new role, no longer mother and decision-maker but secondary character and support to the parents of her grandson. She writes, “Where I once led, I have to learn to follow.” Eventually a close friend provides words to live by: “Did they ask you?”

Neon Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel (Audiobook) written by John Sandford, read by Richard Ferrone - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Penguin Audio | 9780525634379 | Published April 23, 2019

Clayton Deese looks like a small-time criminal, muscle for hire when his loan shark boss needs to teach someone a lesson. Now, seven months after a job that went south and landed him in jail, Deese has skipped out on bail, and the U.S. Marshals come looking for him. They don't much care about a low-level guy --- it's his boss they want --- but Deese might be their best chance to bring down the whole operation. Then, they step onto a dirt trail behind Deese's rural Louisiana cabin and find a jungle full of graves. Lucas Davenport is now on the trail of a serial killer who has been operating for years without notice. His quarry is ruthless, and --- as Davenport will come to find --- full of surprises.

Hardcover

Soon the Light Will Be Perfect by Dave Patterson - Fiction

Hanover Square Press | 9781335652904 | Published April 9, 2019

A 12-year-old boy lives with his family in a small, poverty-stricken town in Vermont. His father works at a manufacturing plant, his mother is a homemaker, and his 15-year-old brother is about to enter high school. His family has gained enough financial stability to move out of the nearby trailer park, and as conflict rages abroad, his father’s job at a weapons manufacturing plant appears safe. But then his mother is diagnosed with cancer, and everything changes. As the family clings to the traditions of their hard-line Catholicism, he meets Taylor, a perceptive, beguiling girl from the trailer park, who has been forced to grow up too fast. Taylor represents everything his life isn’t, and their fledgling connection develops as his mother’s health deteriorates.

Unwritten: Bat Flips, the Fun Police, and Baseball's New Future by Danny Knobler - Nonfiction, Sports

Triumph Books | 9781629376486 | Published April 9, 2019

Don't bunt in a blowout. Don't pimp your home runs. Act like you've been here before. In UNWRITTEN, national baseball writer Danny Knobler dives deep beyond the brushbacks and brawls to examine shifting attitudes towards Major League Baseball's once-sacred player codes. What emerges in the process is a much larger story, one of a more youthful, more exuberant, more diverse game in the midst of a fascinating culture clash. Featuring countless interviews with some of baseball's biggest names, including current and former major-league players, coaches, scouts and journalists, UNWRITTEN is a revealing, thoroughly of-the-moment portrait of a sport grappling with the loaded question of what it means to play the game the right way.

The Legendary Harry Caray: Baseball's Greatest Salesman by Don Zminda - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers | 9781538112946 | Published April 12, 2019

Harry Caray is one of the most famous and beloved sports broadcasters of all time, with a career that lasted over 50 years. Always a baseball fan, Caray once vowed to become a broadcaster who was the true voice of the fans. His distinctive style soon resonated across St. Louis, then Chicago and eventually across the nation. In THE LEGENDARY HARRY CARAY, Don Zminda delivers the first full-length biography of Caray since his death in 1998. It includes details of Caray's orphaned childhood, his 25 years as the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals, his tempestuous 11 years broadcasting games for the Chicago White Sox, and the 16 years he broadcast for the Chicago Cubs while also becoming a nationally known celebrity.

Chasing Cosby: The Downfall of America's Dad by Nicole Weisensee Egan - Nonfiction, True Crime

Seal Press | 9781580058964 | Published April 23, 2019

Bill Cosby's decades-long career as a sweater-wearing, wholesome TV dad came to a swift and stunning end on April 26, 2018, when he was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. The mounting allegations against Cosby --- more than 60 women have come forward to accuse him of similar crimes --- and his ultimate conviction were a shock to Americans, who wanted to cleave to their image of Cosby as a pudding-pop hero. Award-winning journalist and former People magazine senior writer Nicki Weisensee Egan was the first reporter to dig into the story when Constand went to the police in 2005. In CHASING COSBY, Egan shares her firsthand account of Cosby's 13-year run from justice.

Dawn: Stories by Selahattin Demirtaş - Fiction, Short Stories

SJP for Hogarth | 9780525576938 | Published April 23, 2019

Selahattin Demirtaş’ arresting stories capture the voices of ordinary people living through extraordinary times. A cleaning lady is caught up in a violent demonstration on her way to work. A five-year-old girl attempts to escape war-torn Syria with her mother by boat. A suicide bombing shatters a neighborhood in Aleppo. And in the powerful story “Seher,” a young factory worker is robbed of her dreams in an unimaginable act of violence.

Delta-v by Daniel Suarez - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9781524742416 | Published April 23, 2019

When itinerant cave diver James Tighe receives an invitation to billionaire Nathan Joyce's private island, he thinks it must be a mistake. But Tighe's unique skill set makes him a prime candidate for Joyce's high-risk venture to mine a near-earth asteroid --- with the goal of kick-starting an entire off-world economy. The potential rewards and personal risks are staggering, but the competition is fierce and the stakes couldn't be higher. Isolated and pushed beyond their breaking points, Tighe and his fellow 21st-century adventurers --- ex-soldiers, former astronauts, BASE jumpers and mountain climbers --- must rely on each other to survive not only the dangers of a multi-year expedition but also the harsh realities of business in space.

Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting by Anna Quindlen - Memoir, Nonfiction, Parenting, Personal Growth, Self-Help

Random House | 9780812996104 | Published April 23, 2019

Before blogs even existed, Anna Quindlen became a go-to writer on the joys and challenges of family, motherhood and modern life, in her nationally syndicated column. Now she’s taking the next step and going full nana in the pages of this lively, beautiful and moving book about being a grandmother. Quindlen offers thoughtful and telling observations about her new role, no longer mother and decision-maker but secondary character and support to the parents of her grandson. She writes, “Where I once led, I have to learn to follow.” Eventually a close friend provides words to live by: “Did they ask you?”

Paperback

A Voluntary Crucifixion by David J. MacKinnon - Essays, Memoir, Nonfiction

Guernica Editions | 9781771832724 | Published April 1, 2019

A VOLUNTARY CRUCIFIXION traces the story of 20th-century Canada through the MacKinnon clan and David J. MacKinnon's life. Disillusioned with the slow death of the soul promised by life at a major Montreal law firm, MacKinnon ripped himself untimely from the profession, making a personal vow to discover society “from the bottom up.” A VOLUNTARY CRUCIFIXION recounts the tale of MacKinnon's adventures and misadventures from post-Tiananmen Hong Kong to various ports of call in the Indian Ocean, offering his views on everything from censorship to indigenous issues, all of which reflect his life ethos that the key to life is to refuse to adapt, and to fight tooth-and-nail for every square inch of your freedom before others wrench it from you.

Girl Most Likely by Max Allan Collins - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781542040587 | Published April 1, 2019

In a small Midwest town, 28-year-old Krista Larson has made her mark as the youngest female police chief in the country. She’s learned from the best: her father, Keith, a decorated former detective. But as accustomed as they are to the relative quiet of their idyllic tourist town, things quickly turn with Krista’s 10-year high school reunion. With the out-of-towners holed up in a lakefront lodge, it doesn’t take long to stir up old grudges and resentments. Now a successful TV host, Astrid Lund, voted the “Girl Most Likely to Succeed” --- and then some --- is back in town. As the reunion begins, so does a triple murder investigation. Krista and her father never imagined what would be revealed: the secrets and scandals of Krista’s own past.

I'm Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagán - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Lake Union Publishing | 9781542042239 | Published April 1, 2019

Penelope Ruiz-Kar is doing it all --- and barely keeping it together. Meanwhile, her best friend, Jenny Sweet, appears to be sailing through life. Jenny’s passionate marriage, pristine house and ultra-polite child stand in stark contrast to Penelope’s underemployed husband, Sanjay, their unruly brood and the daily grind she calls a career. Then a shocking tragedy reveals that Jenny’s life is far from perfect. Reeling, Penelope vows to stop keeping the peace and finally deal with the issues in her relationship. So she and Sanjay agree to a radical proposal: both will write a list of changes they want each other to make --- then commit to complete and total honesty. What seems like a smart idea quickly spirals out of control, revealing new rifts and even deeper secrets.

Alter Ego by Brian Freeman - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Quercus | 9781681441283 | Published April 2, 2019

When a freak auto accident kills a driver on the remote roads outside Duluth, Jonathan Stride is disturbed to discover that the victim appears to be a "ghost," with a false identity and no evidence to suggest who he really was. Alarmingly, a gun is found in the car --- and the gun has recently been fired. The next day, Stride learns that a Duluth college student has also vanished, and he worries that the two incidents are related. His investigation of the girl's disappearance leads him into the midst of a film crew in Duluth, where a movie is being made based on a case in his own past. The actor playing Stride is Hollywood royalty, but Stride soon hears whispers that his cinematic alter ego has a dark side.

America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo - Fiction

Penguin Books | 9780735222427 | Published April 2, 2019

How many lives fit in a lifetime? When Hero De Vera arrives in America --- haunted by the political upheaval in the Philippines and disowned by her parents --- she's already on her third. Her uncle gives her a fresh start in the Bay Area, and he doesn't ask about her past. His younger wife knows enough about the might and secrecy of the De Vera family to keep her head down. But their daughter --- the first American-born daughter in the family --- can't resist asking Hero about her damaged hands.

American by Day by Derek B. Miller - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mariner Books | 9781328585080 | Published April 2, 2019

She knew it was a weird place. She’d heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid Ødegård has to leave her native Norway and actually go there: to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African-American academic. AMERICA. Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise reverberate in every aspect of daily life. Working with --- or, if necessary, against --- the police, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the backwoods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further.

Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson - Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062853745 | Published April 2, 2019

Everyone knows Dani is going places. With athletic talent and a brilliant mind, she navigates West Point’s predominantly male environment with wit and confidence, breaking stereotypes and embracing new friends. Hannah’s grandfather, a legendary Army general, offers a stark warning about the dangers that lie ahead, but she moves forward anyway, letting faith guide her path. When she meets her soul mate at West Point, the future looks perfect. Wild child Avery moves fast and doesn’t mind breaking a few rules (and hearts) along the way. But she can’t outpace her self-doubt, and the harder she tries, the further it leads her down a treacherous path. As Dani, Hannah and Avery are pulled in different directions, will their hard-forged bond prevail or shatter?

Kudos by Rachel Cusk - Fiction

Picador | 9781250207395 | Published April 2, 2019

A woman writer visits a Europe in flux, where questions of personal and political identity are rising to the surface and the trauma of change is opening up new possibilities of loss and renewal. Within the rituals of literary culture, Faye finds the human story in disarray amid differing attitudes toward the public performance of the creative persona. She begins to identify among the people she meets a tension between truth and representation. In this conclusion to her Outline trilogy, Rachel Cusk explores the nature of family and art, justice and love, and the ultimate value of suffering.

Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Sourcebooks Landmark | 9781492672494 | Published April 2, 2019

It is the wrong time to get sick. Speeding down the highway on the way to work, her two little girls sleeping in the back seat, medical resident Claire Rawlings doesn't have time for the nausea overtaking her. But as the world tilts sideways, she pulls into a gas station, runs to the bathroom and passes out. When she wakes up minutes later, her car --- and her daughters --- are gone. The police have no leads, and the weight of guilt presses down on Claire as each hour passes with no trace of her girls. All she has to hold on to are her strained marriage, a potentially unreliable witness who emerges days later, and the desperate but unquenchable belief that her daughters are out there somewhere.

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books | 9781481438261 | Published April 2, 2019

An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’ fiercely stunning novel that takes place in 60 potent seconds --- the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. Told in short, fierce staccato narrative verse, LONG WAY DOWN is a fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant look at teenage gun violence, as could only be told by Jason Reynolds.

Look Alive Out There: Essays by Sloane Crosley - Essays, Humor, Nonfiction

Picador | 9781250310415 | Published April 2, 2019

Fans of I WAS TOLD THERE’D BE CAKE and HOW DID YOU GET THIS NUMBER know Sloane Crosley's life as a series of relatable but madcap misadventures. In LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE, whether it's scaling active volcanoes, crashing shivas, playing herself on “Gossip Girl,” befriending swingers, or squinting down the barrel of the fertility gun, Crosley continues to rise to the occasion with unmatchable nerve and electric one-liners. And as her subjects become more serious, her essays deliver not just laughs but lasting emotional heft and insight.

Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802129666 | Published April 2, 2019

Joyce Carol Oates’ latest fiction collection opens with a woman, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot afford on her own. In this exquisitely tense narrative reimagining of Edward Hopper’s Eleven A.M., 1926, the reader enters the minds of both the woman and her married lover, each consumed by alternating thoughts of disgust and arousal, as he rushes --- amorously, murderously --- to her door. NIGHT-GAUNTS AND OTHER TALES OF SUSPENSE stands at the crossroads of sex, violence and longing --- and asks us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves.

Noir by Christopher Moore - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Satire

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062433992 | Published April 2, 2019

It’s not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. It’s love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. When one of Sammy’s schemes goes south and the Cheese mysteriously vanishes, Sammy is forced to contend with his own dark secrets --- and more than a few strange goings-on --- if he wants to find his girl.

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Southern Table by Rick Bragg - Cookbooks, Cooking, Memoir, Nonfiction

Vintage | 9781400032693 | Published April 2, 2019

Part cookbook, part memoir, THE BEST COOK IN THE WORLD is Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg’s loving tribute to the South, his family and, especially, to his extraordinary mother. Here are irresistible stories and recipes from across generations. They come, skillet by skillet, from Bragg’s ancestors, from feasts and near famine, from funerals and celebrations, and from a thousand tales of family lore as rich and as sumptuous as the dishes they inspired.

The Buried Girl by Richard Montanari - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Witness Impulse | 9780062467478 | Published April 2, 2019

New York psychologist Will Hardy had it all --- a loving family, a flourishing career, a bestselling book. Until the night it all ended in a tempest of fire and ash, leaving only Will and his 15-year-old daughter, Bernadette, to stand in the ruins. Haunted and grief-stricken, Will accepts an enigmatic invitation from his family’s past to begin their lives anew in the small town of Abbeville, Ohio. Meanwhile, Abbeville Chief of Police Ivy Holgrave is investigating the death of a local girl, convinced this may be only the latest in a long line of murders dating back decades --- including her own long-missing sister. But what place does Will's new home have in the story of the missing girls? And what links the killings to the diary of a young woman written over a century earlier?

The City of Lost Fortunes: A Crescent City Novel by Bryan Camp - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Supernatural

John Joseph Adams/Mariner Books | 9781328589828 | Published April 2, 2019

Jude Dubuisson has the supernatural ability to find lost things, a gift passed down to him by the father he has never known --- a father who was more than human. But so much was lost during Hurricane Katrina that it played havoc with Jude’s magic, leaving him overwhelmed and cursed. Jude has been lying low since the waters receded, hiding from his own power, his divine former employer, and a debt owed to the fortune god of New Orleans. When the fortune god is murdered, Jude is drawn back into a world full of magic, monsters and miracles --- and a deep conspiracy that threatens the city’s soul.