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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

Hardcover

Doc, Donnie, the Kid, and Billy Brawl: How the 1985 Mets and Yankees Fought for New York’s Baseball Soul by Chris Donnelly - Nonfiction, Sports

University of Nebraska Press | 9781496205537 | Published April 1, 2019

DOC, DONNIE, THE KID, AND BILLY BRAWL focuses on the 1985 New York baseball season, a season like no other since the Mets came to town in 1962. Never before had both the Yankees and the Mets been in contention for the playoffs so late in the same season. For months, New York fans dreamed of the first Subway Series in nearly 30 years, and the Mets and the Yankees vied for their hearts. Despite their nearly identical records, the two teams were drastically different in performance and clubhouse atmosphere. The result was the most attention-grabbing and exciting season New York would see in generations.

108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game by Ron Darling with Daniel Paisner - Nonfiction, Sports

St. Martin's Press | 9781250184382 | Published April 2, 2019

In 108 STITCHES, Ron Darling offers his own take on the "six degrees of separation" game and knits together a collection of wild, wise and wistful stories reflecting the full arc of a life in and around our national pastime. Darling has played with or reported on just about everybody who has put on a uniform since 1983, and they in turn have played with or reported on just about everybody who put on a uniform in a previous generation. Through relationships with baseball legends on and off the field, like Yale coach Smoky Joe Wood, Willie Mays, Bart Giamatti, Tom Seaver and Mickey Mantle, Darling's reminiscences reach all the way back to Babe Ruth and other turn-of-the-century greats.

Ghost Stories: Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense edited by Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger - Anthology, Fiction, Horror, Short Stories, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Pegasus Books | 9781643130200 | Published April 2, 2019

The ghost story has long been a staple of world literature, but many of the genre's greatest tales have been forgotten, overshadowed in many cases by their authors' bestselling work in other genres. In this spine-tingling anthology, little-known stories from literary titans like Charles Dickens and Edith Wharton are collected alongside overlooked works from masters of horror fiction like Edgar Allan Poe and M. R. James. Acclaimed anthologists Leslie S. Klinger and Lisa Morton set these stories in historical context and trace the literary significance of ghosts in fiction over almost 200 years --- from a traditional English ballad first printed in 1724 through the Christmas-themed ghost stories of the Victorian era and up to the science fiction-tinged tales of the early 20th century.

Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog by Dave Barry - Humor, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501161155 | Published April 2, 2019

Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From “Make New Friends” (an unfortunate fail when he can’t overcome his dislike for mankind) to “Don’t Stop Having Fun” (validating his longtime membership in a marching unit that performs in parades --- and even Obama’s inauguration), Dave navigates his later years with good humor and grace. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in your own skin. The lessons are drawn from Dave’s routine humiliations and stream-of-consciousness accounts of the absurdities of daily life, which will leave you heaving with laughter and recognition.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb - Memoir, Nonfiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328662057 | Published April 2, 2019

One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients' lives, she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell. With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change.

The Poison Bed by Elizabeth Fremantle - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Pegasus Books | 9781643130248 | Published April 2, 2019

In the autumn of 1615, scandal rocks the Jacobean court, when a celebrated couple, Robert and Frances Carr, are imprisoned on suspicion of murder. Frances has been rescued from an abusive marriage by Robert, and is determined to make a new life for herself. Robert has risen from nothing to become one of the country’s most powerful men. But to get to the top, you cannot help making enemies. Some believe she is innocent; others think her wicked or insane. He claims no knowledge of the murder. The king suspects them both, though it is his secret at stake. Now a man is dead. And someone must pay with their life. Who is telling the truth? Who has the most to lose? And who is willing to commit murder?

The Spectators by Jennifer duBois - Fiction

Random House | 9780812995886 | Published April 2, 2019

Talk show host Matthew Miller has made his fame by shining a spotlight on the most unlikely and bizarre secrets of society, exposing them on live television in front of millions of gawking viewers. However, the man behind “The Mattie M Show” remains a mystery --- both to his enormous audience and to those who work alongside him every day. But when the high school students responsible for a mass shooting are found to be devoted fans, Mattie is thrust into the glare of public scrutiny, seen as the wry, detached herald of a culture going downhill and going way too far. Soon, the secrets of Mattie’s past as a brilliant young politician in a crime-ridden New York City begin to push their way to the surface.

The War Within: The Great God's War by Stephen R. Donaldson - Fantasy, Fiction

Berkley | 9780399586163 | Published April 2, 2019

It has been 20 years since Prince Bifalt of Belleger discovered the Last Repository and the sorcerous knowledge hidden there. At the behest of the repository's magisters, and in return for the restoration of sorcery to both kingdoms, the realms of Belleger and Amika ceased generations of war. Their alliance was sealed with the marriage of Bifalt to Estie, the crown princess of Amika. But the peace --- and their marriage --- has been uneasy. An ancient enemy has discovered the location of the Last Repository, and a mighty horde of dark forces is massing to attack the library and take the magical knowledge it guards. That horde will slaughter every man, woman and child in its path, destroying both Belleger and Amika along the way.

Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother's Suggestions by Patricia Marx and Roz Chast - Nonfiction, Parenting

Celadon Books | 9781250301963 | Published April 2, 2019

Every mother knows best, but New Yorker writer Patty Marx's knows better. Patty has never been able to shake her mother's one-line witticisms from her brain, so she has collected them into a book, accompanied by full-color illustrations by New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast. These snappy maternal cautions include: 1) If you feel guilty about throwing away leftovers, put them in the back of your refrigerator for five days and then throw them out. 2) If you run out of food at your dinner party, the world will end. 3) When traveling, call the hotel from the airport to say there aren't enough towels in your room and, by the way, you'd like a room with a better view. 4) Why don't you write my eulogy now so I can correct it?

Miracle at St. Andrews by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge - Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316519106 | Published April 8, 2019

Though nobody has ever identified a single secret --- no universally accepted truth --- to the sport, every real player searches for one. Travis McKinley is one such seeker. A former professional golfer who feels like he's an amateur at the rest of life, he makes a pilgrimage to the mythical greens at St. Andrews. On the course where golf was born, every link, hole, fairway --- even the gorse --- feels like sacred ground. Ground that can help an ordinary player, an ordinary man, achieve a higher plane.

Everything Is Just Fine by Brett Paesel - Fiction, Humor, Women's Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538745649 | Published April 9, 2019

Coach Randy is working mightily to keep it together, as this season's soccer parents are a demanding bunch. Diane's wine-fueled group emails are almost unintelligible; team mom Jacqui's enthusiasm for the league verges on manic; a divorced couple can barely conceal their murderous rage at each other; and another mom is laser-focused on schooling everyone on what constitutes a healthy snack option. All the secrets and lies bubbling below the surface of their membrane-thin civility threaten to combust when Alejandro, a young, foreign assistant coach, refuses to play by the Beverly Hills code, which is to mind your own business and don't look too deeply into anyone's soul. Especially your own.

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman - Fiction, Historical Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525535928 | Published April 9, 2019

It is 1968 in rural Australia, and lonely Tom Hope can't make heads or tails of Hannah Babel. Newly arrived from Hungary, Hannah is unlike anyone he's ever met --- she's passionate, brilliant and fiercely determined to open sleepy Hometown's first bookshop. Despite the fact that Tom has read only one book in his life, when Hannah hires him to install shelving for the shop, the two discover an astonishing spark. Recently abandoned by an unfaithful wife --- and still missing her sweet son, Peter --- Tom dares to believe that he might make Hannah happy. But Hannah is a haunted woman. Twenty-four years earlier, she had been marched to the gates of Auschwitz.

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.

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?”

Odd Partners: An Anthology edited by Anne Perry - Anthology, Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

Ballantine Books | 9781524799359 | Published April 23, 2019

Throughout the annals of fiction, there have been many celebrated detective teams: Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Nick and Nora Charles. Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings. Thomas and Charlotte Pitt. That last pair is the creation of beloved mystery writer Anne Perry, who, as the editor of ODD PARTNERS and in conjunction with Mystery Writers of America, has enlisted some of today’s best mystery writers to craft all-new stories about unlikely duos who join forces --- sometimes unwillingly --- to solve beguiling whodunits.

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates - Nonfiction, Social Sciences, Women's Studies

Flatiron Books | 9781250313577 | Published April 23, 2019

For the last 20 years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down. In THE MOMENT OF LIFT, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book --- to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.”

#IMomSoHard by Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley - Humor, Nonfiction, Parenting

HarperOne | 9780062857699 | Published April 2, 2019

Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, the creators of #IMOMSOHARD, know that you probably didn’t get to shower today and that the last thing you need is more advice on how to be a better parent. Instead, they invite you to join their laugh-out-loud, best friend banter on the 80 bajillion ways moms give their all every day. Come for the laughs, stay for the kinship with two friends who are just getting it right, getting it wrong, and leaning on each other for a laugh at the end of the day. They don’t care if your house is a mess, and they won’t judge you if you pee a little when you sneeze. So kick back, relax and enjoy. You deserve it.

Phantoms by Christian Kiefer - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Liveright | 9780871404817 | Published April 9, 2019

A Vietnam vet still reeling from war, John Frazier finds himself an unwitting witness to a confrontation, decades in the making, between two steely matriarchs: his aunt, Evelyn Wilson, and her former neighbor, Kimiko Takahashi. John comes to learn that in the onslaught of World War II, the Takahashis had been displaced as once-beloved tenants of the Wilson orchard and sent to an internment camp. One question has always plagued both families: What happened to the Takahashi son, Ray, when he returned from service and found that Placer County was no longer home --- that nowhere was home for a Japanese American? As layers of family secrets unravel, the harrowing truth forces John to examine his own guilt.

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.

A Bloody Business: The Rise of Organized Crime in America written by Dylan Struzan, illustrated by Drew Struzan - History, Nonfiction, True Crime

Hard Case Crime | 9781785657702 | Published April 16, 2019

Called "one of the most significant organized crime figures in the United States" by the U.S. District Attorney, Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo was just 15 years old when Prohibition became law. Over the next decade, Alo would work side by side with Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky as they navigated the brutal underworld of bootlegging, thievery and murder. Introduced to the 91-year-old Alo living in retirement in Florida, Dylan Struzan based A BLOODY BUSINESS on more than 50 hours of recorded testimony --- stories Alo had never shared, and that he forbid her to publish until "after I'm gone." Alo died, peacefully, two months short of his 97th birthday. And now his stories --- bracing and violent, full of intrigue and betrayal, hunger and hubris --- can finally be told.

Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir (Audiobook) written and read by Ruth Reichl - Food, Memoir, Nonfiction

Random House Audio | 9780385393485 | Published April 2, 2019

When Condé Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America’s oldest epicurean magazine, she declined. She was a writer, not a manager, and had no inclination to be anyone’s boss. But Reichl had been reading Gourmet since she was eight; it had inspired her career. How could she say no? This is the story of a former Berkeley hippie entering the corporate world and worrying about losing her soul. It is the story of the moment restaurants became an important part of popular culture, a time when the rise of the farm-to-table movement changed, forever, the way we eat.

Saving Meghan (Audiobook) written by D.J. Palmer, read by Mary Stuart Masterson and Rebecca Soler - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Macmillan Audio | 9781250314239 | Published April 9, 2019

Fifteen-year-old Meghan has been in and out of hospitals with a plague of unexplained illnesses. But when the ailments take a sharp turn, clashing medical opinions begin to raise questions about the puzzling nature of her illness. Doctors suspect Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare behavioral disorder where the primary caretaker seeks medical help for made-up symptoms of a child. Is this what's going on? Or is there something even more sinister at hand? Meghan's mother, Becky, must race against time to prove that her daughter has a deadly disease. But she first must confront her darkest fears and family secrets that threaten not only to upend her once-ordered life, but to destroy it.

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?”