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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


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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Crooked Lane Books | 9781643850405 | Published September 10, 2019

Claire Abrams' dreams became a nightmare when she passed on a genetic mutation that killed her little boy. Now she wants a second chance to be a mother, and finds it in Robert Nash, a maverick fertility doctor who works under the radar with Jillian Hendricks, a cunning young scientist bent on making her mark. Claire, Robert and Jillian work together to create the world's first baby with three genetic parents --- an unprecedented feat that could eliminate inherited disease. But when word of their illegal experiment leaks to the wrong person, Robert escapes into hiding with the now-pregnant Claire, leaving Jillian to serve out a prison sentence that destroys her future. Ten years later, Jillian will stop at nothing to reunite with the man and daughter who should have been hers.

Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Scribner | 9781982110338 | Published September 10, 2019

“This is how we carried out of Africa the poor broken body of Bwana Daudi, the Doctor, David Livingstone, so that he could be borne across the sea and buried in his own land.” So begins Petina Gappah's novel of exploration and adventure in 19th-century Africa --- the captivating story of the loyal men and women who carried explorer and missionary Dr. Livingstone's body, his papers and maps, 1,500 miles across the continent of Africa, so his remains could be returned home to England and his work preserved there. Narrated by Halima, the doctor's sharp-tongued cook, and Jacob Wainwright, a rigidly pious freed slave, this is a story that encompasses all of the hypocrisy of slavery and colonization, while celebrating resilience, loyalty and love.

Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control by Stephen Kinzer - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Science

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781250140432 | Published September 10, 2019

The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA’s master magician and gentlehearted torturer --- the agency’s “poisoner in chief.” As head of the MK-ULTRA mind control project, he directed brutal experiments at secret prisons on three continents. He made pills, powders and potions that could kill or maim without a trace --- including some intended for Fidel Castro and other foreign leaders. He paid prostitutes to lure clients to CIA-run bordellos, where they were secretly dosed with mind-altering drugs. His experiments spread LSD across the United States, making him a hidden godfather of the 1960s counterculture. Stephen Kinzer draws on new documentary research and original interviews to bring to life one of the most powerful unknown Americans of the 20th century.

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell - Nonfiction, Psychology, Social Sciences

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316478526 | Published September 10, 2019

TALKING TO STRANGERS is a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology and scandals taken straight from the news. Here, Malcolm Gladwell revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland --- throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world.

The Divers' Game by Jesse Ball - Dystopian, Fiction

Ecco | 9780062676108 | Published September 10, 2019

The old-fashioned struggle for fairness has finally been abandoned. It was a misguided endeavor. The world is divided into two groups: pats and quads. The pats may kill the quads as they like, and do. The quads have no recourse but to continue with their lives. THE DIVERS’ GAME is a thinly veiled description of our society, an extreme case that demonstrates a truth: we must change or our world will collapse. What is the effect of constant fear on a life, or on a culture? Jesse Ball’s novel explores the consequences of violence through two festivals, and through the dramatic and excruciating examination of a woman’s final moments.

The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg by Eleanor Randolph - Biography, Business, Nonfiction, Politics

Simon & Schuster | 9781476772202 | Published September 10, 2019

With unprecedented access, veteran New York Times reporter and editorial writer Eleanor Randolph offers a revealing portrait of one of the richest and famously private/public figures in the country. Michael Bloomberg’s life sounds like an exaggerated version of The American Story, except his adventures are real. From modest Jewish middle class (and Eagle Scout) to Harvard MBA to Salomon Brothers hot shot (where he gets “sent upstairs” and later fired) to creator of the machine that would change Wall Street and the rest of the world and make him a billionaire (a description by the author makes the invention clear to non-engineers), Randolph’s account of Bloomberg’s life and times reads almost like a novel, a quintessentially American story.

Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant by Anne Gardiner Perkins - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Women's Studies

Sourcebooks | 9781492687740 | Published September 10, 2019

In the winter of 1969, young women across the country sent in applications to Yale University for the first time. The Ivy League institution dedicated to graduating "one thousand male leaders" each year had finally decided to open its doors to the nation's top female students. Isolated from one another, singled out as oddities and sexual objects, and barred from many of the privileges an elite education was supposed to offer, many of the first girls found themselves immersed in an overwhelmingly male culture they were unprepared to face. YALE NEEDS WOMEN is the story of how these young women fought against the backward-leaning traditions of a centuries-old institution and created the opportunities that would carry them into the future.

A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Viking | 9780525558248 | Published September 17, 2019

After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé, Violet Speedwell has become a "surplus woman," one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men. Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered mother. So she saves enough to move out of her mother's place and into the town of Winchester, home to one of England's grandest cathedrals. There, Violet is drawn into a society of broderers --- women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral. But when forces threaten her new independence and another war appears on the horizon, Violet must fight to put down roots in a place where women aren't expected to grow.

A Trick of Light: Stan Lee’s Alliances by Stan Lee and Kat Rosenfield - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780358117605 | Published September 17, 2019

Nia, a gifted but desperately lonely hacker, is living in isolation with her strict single dad. As a social-media maven, she is wildly popular and has more than a million friends. But they are all strangers. Cameron is on a quest for YouTube fame as a vlogger focusing on exploring the mysteries of Lake Erie. While recording his latest video, he is knocked out by lightning in a freak storm that appears to defy the laws of physics. When Cameron awakens, he discovers an astonishing cyberkinetic talent: the ability to manipulate computers and electronics with his mind. After a chance meeting online, the two teenagers join together to right wrongs in the world --- but they draw the attention of dangerous forces, putting the future of the planet at risk.

Downton Abbey: The Official Film Companion by Emma Marriott - Entertainment, Movies, Nonfiction, Performing Arts

St. Martin's Press | 9781250256621 | Published September 17, 2019

DOWNTON ABBEY: THE OFFICIAL FILM COMPANION is a stunning memento, bringing the world and the characters of our favorite fictional country house to life. Featuring spectacular photographs from the production, interviews with the cast and crew, and a look into the historical and geographical backdrop of the film, this official guide to the Downton Abbey film is made to be treasured and loved by fans across the globe.

The Institute (Audiobook) written by Stephen King, read by Santino Fontana - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Simon & Schuster Audio | 9781508279068 | Published September 10, 2019

In the middle of the night, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’ parents and load him into a black SUV. Luke wakes up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents --- telekinesis and telepathy --- who got to this place the same way Luke did. They are all in Front Half, while others graduated to Back Half. In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

The World That We Knew (Audiobook) written by Alice Hoffman, read by Judith Light - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Simon & Schuster Audio | 9781508279228 | Published September 24, 2019

In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her 12-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it’s his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked. Lea and Ava travel from Paris, where Lea meets her soulmate, to a convent in western France known for its silver roses; from a school in a mountaintop village where 3,000 Jews were saved. Meanwhile, Ettie is in hiding, waiting to become the fighter she’s destined to be.