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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 2019

Hardcover

The Man with No Borders by Richard C. Morais - Fiction

Little A | 9781542093828 | Published September 1, 2019

Nearing the end of a long and tumultuous life, José María Álvarez --- an aristocratic Spanish banker living in a Swiss village with his American wife --- is overcome by hallucinatory memories of the past. Among his most cherished memories are those of his boyhood in 1950s Franco-era Spain and the bucolic afternoons he spent salmon fishing with his father, uncle and much-loved younger brother. But these fond reveries are soon eclipsed by something greater. José’s regrets and dark family secrets are flooding back, as is the devastating tragedy that drove José into exile and makes him bear the burden of a soul-deep guilt. Now, as his three estranged sons return to their father’s side, José hopes to outpace death long enough to finally put his house in order and exorcise its demons.

After the Flood by Kassandra Montag - Adventure, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062889362 | Published September 3, 2019

A little more than a century from now, our world has been utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, rising floodwaters have obliterated America’s great coastal cities and then its heartland, leaving nothing but an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water. For seven years, Myra has grieved the loss of her oldest daughter, Row, who was stolen by her father after a monstrous deluge overtook their home in Nebraska. Then, in a violent confrontation with a stranger, Myra suddenly discovers that Row was last seen in a far-off encampment near the Arctic Circle. She and her younger daughter, Pearl, embark on a perilous voyage into the icy northern seas, hoping against hope that Row will still be there.

Chasing the Bear: How Bear Bryant and Nick Saban Made Alabama the Greatest College Football Program of All Time by Lars Anderson - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538716489 | Published September 3, 2019

Both Bear Bryant and Nick Saban are undeniable kings of college football, two coaches at Alabama who have each won more national championships --- six apiece --- than anyone else in the history of the game. CHASING THE BEAR examines how they did it, revealing along the way their similarities in style, background, football philosophy and recruiting methods, while providing readers a rare inside look at two of the greatest leaders in the history of sports.

Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire: A Biography by Susan Ronald - Biography, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250180025 | Published September 3, 2019

Condé Nast’s life and career was as high profile and glamorous as his magazines. Moving to New York in the early 20th century with just the shirt on his back, he soon became the highest paid executive in the United States, acquiring Vogue in 1909 and Vanity Fair in 1913. Alongside his editors, he built the first-ever international magazine empire, introducing European modern art, style and fashions to an American audience. Written with the cooperation of his family on both sides of the Atlantic and a dedicated team at Condé Nast Publications, critically acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald reveals the life of an extraordinary American success story.

Elements of Fiction by Walter Mosley - Nonfiction, Reference, Writing

Grove Press | 9780802147639 | Published September 3, 2019

In his essential writing guide, THIS YEAR YOU WRITE YOUR NOVEL, Walter Mosley supplied aspiring writers with the basic tools to write a novel in one year. In this complementary follow-up, he guides the writer through the elements of not just any fiction writing, but the kind of writing that transcends convention and truly stands out. In a series of instructive and conversational chapters, Mosley demonstrates how to master fiction's most essential elements: character and character development, plot and story, voice and narrative, context and description, and more. The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process from the blank page to the first draft to rewriting and rewriting again.

Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic by Ben Westhoff - Current Affairs, Health, Nonfiction, Social Sciences

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802127433 | Published September 3, 2019

A deeply human story, FENTANYL, INC. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. Drugs like fentanyl, K2 and Spice --- and those with arcane acronyms like 25i-NBOMe --- were all originally conceived in legitimate laboratories for proper scientific and medicinal purposes. Their formulas were then hijacked and manufactured by rogue chemists, largely in China, who change their molecular structures to stay ahead of the law, making the drugs’ effects impossible to predict. Westhoff has infiltrated this shadowy world.

Fly Already: Stories by Etgar Keret - Fiction, Humor, Short Stories

Riverhead Books | 9781594633270 | Published September 3, 2019

In "Arctic Lizard," a young boy narrates a post-apocalyptic version of the world where a youth army wages an unending war, rewarded by collecting prizes. A father tries to shield his son from the inevitable in "Fly Already." In "One Gram Short," a guy just wants to get a joint to impress a girl and ends up down a rabbit hole of chaos and heartache. And in the masterpiece "Pineapple Crush," two unlikely people connect through an evening smoke down by the beach, only to have one of them imagine a much deeper relationship. The thread that weaves these pieces together is our inability to communicate, to see so little of the world around us and to understand each other even less.

Missing Person by Sarah Lotz - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316396646 | Published September 3, 2019

Reclusive bookseller Shaun Ryan has always believed that his uncle Teddy died in a car accident 20 years ago. Then he learns the truth: Teddy fled his home in Catholic, deeply conservative County Wicklow, Ireland, for New York and hasn't been heard from since. Shaun’s search for his uncle is unsuccessful until he's contacted by Chris Guzman, a woman who runs a website dedicated to matching missing-persons cases with unidentified bodies. Chris and her team of cold-case obsessives suspect that Shaun is looking for the "Boy in the Dress," one victim in a series of gay men murdered by the same killer. But who are these internet fanatics really, and how do they know so much about a case that has stumped police for decades?

Now You See Me by Chris McGeorge - Fiction, Mystery

Hanover Square Press | 9781335080875 | Published September 3, 2019

Six students went into the Standedge Tunnel, the longest canal tunnel in England, on a private boat. Two and a half hours later, the boat reappeared carrying only one of the students, Matthew. He had been knocked unconscious and has no memory of what took place. The police suspect he killed his friends, hid the bodies and later moved them to an undisclosed location. When a jailed Matthew contacts a famous author asking him for help in return for information he claims to possess about the author’s long-lost wife, it’s an offer that can’t be refused. But before the author can prove Matthew’s innocence, he must first answer a far more unusual question: How did five bodies disappear into thin air?

Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossroads of College Football by John U. Bacon - Nonfiction, Sports

William Morrow | 9780062886941 | Published September 3, 2019

For the past year, John U. Bacon has received unprecedented access to Jim Harbaugh’s University of Michigan football team: coaches, players and staffers, in closed-door meetings, locker rooms, meals and classes. OVERTIME captures this storied program at the crossroads, as the sport’s winningest team battles to reclaim its former glory. But what if the price of success today comes at the cost of your soul? Do you pay it, or compete without compromising?

The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062895363 | Published September 3, 2019

A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a “chestnut man” --- a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts --- which he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery --- a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister’s daughter who had been kidnapped and murdered a year ago. A tragic coincidence, or something more twisted? To save innocent lives, a pair of detectives must put aside their differences to piece together the Chestnut Man’s gruesome clues. Because it’s clear that the madman is on a mission that is far from over. And no one is safe.

The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea - Fiction, Gothic, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062935106 | Published September 3, 2019

Rósa has always dreamed of living a simple life alongside her Mamma in their remote village in Iceland. But after her father dies abruptly and her Mamma becomes ill, Rósa marries herself off to a visiting trader in exchange for a dowry. Rósa follows her new husband, Jón, across the treacherous countryside to his remote home near the sea. He forbids her to interact with the locals in the nearby settlement and tells her to stay away from his attic. When Rósa begins to hear strange noises from upstairs, she turns to the local woman in an attempt to find solace. But the villager’s words are even more troubling --- confirming many of the rumors about Jón’s first wife, Anna, including that he buried her body alone in the middle of the night.

The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Sarah Crichton Books | 9780374280116 | Published September 3, 2019

Laurel and Daphne Wolfe are identical, inseparable redheaded twins who share an obsession with words. As adults making their way in 1980s Manhattan, their verbal infatuation continues, but this love, which has always bound them together, begins instead to push them apart. Daphne, copy editor and grammar columnist, devotes herself to preserving the dignity and elegance of Standard English. Laurel, who gives up teaching kindergarten to write poetry, is drawn to the polymorphous, chameleon nature of the written and spoken word. Their fraying twinship finally shreds completely when the sisters go to war over custody of their most prized family heirloom: Merriam Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition.

The Long Call by Ann Cleeves - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250204448 | Published September 3, 2019

In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his estranged father’s funeral takes place. On the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too. Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a call from one of his team. A body has been found on the beach nearby: a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death. The case calls Matthew back to the people and places of his past, as deadly secrets hidden at their hearts are revealed, and his new life is forced into a collision course with the world he thought he’d left behind.

Three Hours by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Quercus | 9781681443386 | Published September 3, 2019

Stockholm, Sweden: Seventy-three refugees have been found dead, suffocated in a container at Varta harbor. Niamey, Niger: Ewert Grens arrives in a city he's never heard of, in search of a man he never thought he would see again. Piet Hoffmann has again got himself in too deep, infiltrating a West African trafficking ring. He thinks he has two weeks to extricate himself, but will learn that his life --- and that of countless defenseless people --- now hangs on his actions during three desperate hours.

To the Lions by Holly Watt - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9781524745455 | Published September 3, 2019

Tipped off by an overheard conversation at an exclusive London nightclub, Casey Benedict --- star reporter at the Post --- begins to investigate the apparent suicide of a wealthy young British man whose death has left his fiancée and family devastated. The young man's death, however, is only the tipping point of a much more sinister and dangerous scandal involving the world's most powerful leaders and magnates --- men who are gathering in northern Africa for an extreme and secret hunt. With fellow reporter Miranda and combat veteran Ed by her side, Casey's determined hunt for the truth will take her from the glitz of St. Tropez to the deserts of Libya and on to the very darkest corners of the human mind.

Treacherous Strand: An Inishowen Mystery by Andrea Carter - Fiction, Mystery

Oceanview Publishing | 9781608093045 | Published September 3, 2019

A woman’s body washes up on a remote beach on the Inishowen Peninsula. She is identified as Marguerite Etienne, a French woman who has been living in the area. When local sergeant Tom Molloy dismisses Marguerite’s death as the suicide of a disturbed and lonely woman, solicitor Ben (Benedicta) O’Keeffe cannot let it lie. Disturbed by what appears to be chilling local indifference to Marguerite’s death, Ben pieces together the last few weeks of the French woman’s life in Inishowen. What she discovers causes her to question the fragile nature of her own position in the area, and she finds herself crossing boundaries --- both personal and professional --- to unearth local secrets long buried.

We, the Survivors by Tash Aw - Fiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374287245 | Published September 3, 2019

Born and raised in a Malaysian fishing village, Ah Hock favors stability above all, a preference at odds with his rapidly modernizing surroundings. So what brings him to kill a man? This question leads a young, privileged journalist to Ah Hock’s door. While the victim has been mourned and the killer has served time for the crime, Ah Hock's motive remains unclear, even to himself. His vivid confession unfurls over extensive interviews with the journalist, herself a local whose life has taken a very different course. The process forces both the speaker and his listener to reckon with systems of power, race and class in a place where success is promised to all yet delivered only to its lucky heirs.

Killer Instinct by James Patterson and Howard Roughan - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316420297 | Published September 9, 2019

The murder of an Ivy League professor reunites Dr. Dylan Reinhart with his old partner, Detective Elizabeth Needham. As the worst act of terror since 9/11 strikes New York City, a name on the casualty list rocks Dylan's world. Is his secret past about to be brought to light? As the terrorist attack unfolds, Elizabeth does something courageous that thrusts her into the media spotlight. Thanks to the attention, she becomes a prime target for the ruthless murderer behind the attack. Dylan literally wrote the book on the psychology of murder, and he and Elizabeth have solved cases that have baffled conventional detectives. But the sociopath they're facing this time is the opposite of a textbook case.

Clear My Name by Paula Daly - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802147837 | Published September 10, 2019

When Carrie was accused of brutally murdering her husband’s lover, she denied it. Now she’s three years into her 15-year sentence, gradually losing hope and separated from her pregnant daughter, but she is still maintaining her innocence. Tess is the only paid employee of Innocence UK, a charity that helps clear people wrongfully convicted of crimes, and accepts Carrie’s case. Meanwhile, Tess is also paired with Avril, a naïve young investigator-in-training, but unexpectedly bolts when she’s tipped off to a witness that could possibly prove Carrie didn’t commit the crime. While Tess and Avril work the case, re-interviewing witnesses and testing assumptions made at the time of the arrest, the tension ratchets up in both the case and Tess’ personal life.

Eyes to the Wind: A Memoir of Love and Death, Hope and Resistance by Ady Barkan - Memoir, Nonfiction

Atria Books | 9781982111540 | Published September 10, 2019

Ady Barkan loved taking afternoon runs on the California coast and holding his newborn son, Carl. But one day, he noticed a troubling weakness in his hand. At first, he brushed it off as carpal tunnel syndrome, but after a week of neurological exams and two MRIs, he learned the cause of the problem: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. At age 32, Ady was given just three to four years to live. Yet despite the devastating diagnosis, he refused to let his remaining days go to waste. EYES TO THE WIND is a rousing memoir featuring intertwining storylines about determination, perseverance, and how to live a life filled with purpose and intention.

Graveyard Bay: A Geneva Chase Mystery by Thomas Kies - Fiction, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464211430 | Published September 10, 2019

The nude bodies of a corrupt judge and a Jane Doe are found under the icy, black waters at Groward Bay Marina, chained to the prongs of a mammoth fork lift. A videotape points to Merlin Finn, a ruthless gang leader with a proclivity for bondage and S&M who recently had broken out of prison. Journalist Geneva Chase investigates pill mills, crooked doctors and a massive money laundering scheme in an attempt to identify the murdered woman and find the killer. She is clearly hot on the killer's trail, but when she is kidnapped and held at the mercy of the criminals she hoped to stop, it looks like her chance to uncover the darkness that has seeped through her hometown may be lost forever.

Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh - Fiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374167394 | Published September 10, 2019

A dealer of rare books, Deen Datta is used to a quiet life spent indoors. But as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he is forced to set out on an extraordinary journey via a tangled route through the memories and experiences of those he meets along the way. There is Piya, a fellow Bengali-American who sets his journey in motion; Tipu, an entrepreneurial young man who opens Deen’s eyes to the realities of growing up in today’s world; Rafi, with his desperate attempt to help someone in need; and Cinta, an old friend who provides the missing link in the story they are all a part of. It is a journey that will upend everything he thought he knew about himself, about the Bengali legends of his childhood, and about the world around him.

Ice Cold Heart: A Monkeewrench Novel by P. J. Tracy - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Crooked Lane Books | 9781643851327 | Published September 10, 2019

Detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called to the gruesome homicide of Kelly Ramage. Found in a friend's vacant house, this was no random attack, and clues reveal that she was living a very dangerous secret life. Magozzi and Gino trace her steps back to an art gallery where she was last seen alive. The gallery seems like a dead end, but the art is disturbing and exploitative. It may very well be inspiring a sadistic killer. Tipped off about a year-old murder that is a mirror-image of Kelly's crime scene, Gino and Magozzi enlist the aid of Grace MacBride and her eccentric, tech genius partners in Monkeewrench Software to help them decipher the digital trail that might connect the cases.

Live a Little by Howard Jacobson - Fiction

Hogarth | 9781984824219 | Published September 10, 2019

At the age of ninety-something, Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything --- including her own children. She spends her days stitching morbid samplers and tormenting her two long-suffering carers with tangled stories of her husbands and love affairs. Shimi Carmelli can do up his own buttons, walks without the aid of a frame and speaks without spitting. Among the widows of North London, he’s whispered about as the last of the eligible bachelors. Unlike Beryl, he forgets nothing --- especially not the shame of a childhood incident that has hung over him ever since. There’s very little life remaining for either of them, but perhaps just enough to heal some of the hurt inflicted along the way, and find new meaning in what’s left.