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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.

November 2019

Hardcover

Murder Off the Page: A 42nd Street Library Mystery by Con Lehane - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250317926 | Published November 19, 2019

A note from bartender Brian McNulty, Raymond Ambler’s friend, confidant and sometimes adviser, sets the librarian sleuth off on a murder investigation, one that he pursues reluctantly until a second murder upends the world as he knows it. The second victim is a lady friend of McNulty’s --- and the prime suspect is McNulty himself. As Ambler pursues his investigation, he discovers that the murdered woman had a double life. While Ambler looks into the past of Dr. Sandra Dean to understand the murder of Shannon Darling in the present, NYPD homicide detective Mike Cosgrove investigates the men in Darling’s life. Yet, no matter which way he turns, McNulty emerges as a suspect.

Robert B. Parker's Angel Eyes: A Spenser Novel by Ace Atkins - Fiction, Mystery

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525536826 | Published November 19, 2019

Gabby Leggett left her Boston family with dreams of making it big as a model/actress in Hollywood. Two years later, she disappears from her apartment. Her family, former boyfriend, friends --- and the police --- have no idea where she is and no leads. Leggett's mother hires Spenser to find her, with help from his former apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, now an L.A. private eye. Spenser barely has time to unpack before the trail leads to a powerful movie studio boss, the Armenian mob, and a shadowy empowerment group some say might be a dangerous cult. It's soon clear that Spenser and Sixkill may be outgunned this time, and series favorites Chollo and Bobby Horse ride to the rescue to provide backup.

The Captain and the Glory: An Entertainment by Dave Eggers - Fiction, Humor, Satire

Knopf | 9780525659082 | Published November 19, 2019

When the decorated Captain of a great ship descends the gangplank for the final time, a new leader, a man with a yellow feather in his hair, vows to step forward and solemnly swears to shake things up. Together with his band of petty thieves and confidence men known as the Upskirt Boys, the Captain thrills his passengers, writing his dreams and notions on the cafeteria wipe-away board, boasting of his exemplary anatomy, devouring cheeseburgers, and tossing overboard anyone who displeases him. Until one day a famous pirate, long feared by passengers of the Glory but revered by the Captain for how phenomenally masculine he looked without a shirt while riding a horse, appears on the horizon.

The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era by Gareth Russell - History, Nonfiction

Atria Books | 9781501176722 | Published November 19, 2019

In April 1912, six notable people were among those privileged to experience the height of luxury --- first-class passage on “the ship of dreams,” the RMS Titanic. Using previously unpublished sources, deck plans, journal entries and surviving artifacts, Gareth Russell peers through the portholes of these first-class travelers to immerse us in a time of unprecedented change in British and American history. Through their intertwining lives, he examines social, technological, political and economic forces, such as the nuances of the British class system, the explosion of competition in the shipping trade, the birth of the movie industry, the Irish Home Rule Crisis, and the Jewish-American immigrant experience, while also recounting their intimate stories of bravery, tragedy and selflessness.

Tom Clancy Code of Honor: A Jack Ryan Novel by Marc Cameron - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525541721 | Published November 19, 2019

Father Pat West, S.J. was a buddy of the young Jack Ryan when they were both undergraduates at Boston College. Father West left a comfortable job in the philosophy department at Georgetown to work with the poor in Indonesia. Now he's been arrested and accused of blasphemy against Islam. President Ryan is desperate to rescue his old friend, but he can't move officially against the Indonesians. Instead he relies on the Campus team to find out who is framing the priest. There's one other twist to the story. President Ryan discovers a text on his private cell phone from the priest warning about a coming attack against America.

Twenty-one Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks - Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250103482 | Published November 19, 2019

Daniel Mayrock's life is at a crossroads. He knows the following to be true: 1) He loves his wife, Jill, more than anything. 2) He only regrets quitting his job and opening a bookshop a little (maybe more than a little). 3) Jill is ready to have a baby. 4) The bookshop isn’t doing well. Financial crisis is imminent. Dan doesn't know how to fix it. 5) Dan hasn’t told Jill about their financial trouble. 6) Then Jill gets pregnant. This heartfelt story is about the lengths to which one man will go and the risks he will take to save his family. But Dan doesn’t just want to save his failing bookstore and his family’s finances: 1) Dan wants to do something special. 2) He’s a man who is tired of feeling ordinary. 3) He’s sick of feeling like a failure. 4) He doesn't want to live in the shadow of his wife’s deceased first husband.

Ian McKellen: A Biography by Garry O'Connor - Biography, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250223883 | Published November 26, 2019

In 2001, Ian McKellen put on the robe and pointed hat of a wizard named Gandalf and won a place in the hearts of Tolkien fans worldwide. Though his role in the film adaptation of Lord of the Rings introduced him to a new audience, McKellen had a thriving career a lifetime before his visit to Middle Earth. Add to all this his tireless political activism in the cause of gay equality, and you have a veritable phenomenon. Garry O’Connor’s biography probes the heart of the actor, recreating his greatest stage roles and exploring his personal life. IAN McKELLEN will show readers what makes a great actor tick. His life story has been a constantly developing drama, and this biography is the next chapter.

Scarlet Fever by Rita Mae Brown - Fiction, Mystery

Ballantine Books | 9780593130001 | Published November 26, 2019

Frigid February air has settled into the bones of the Blue Ridge Mountains, making for a slow foxhunting season, though “Sister” Jane Arnold’s enthusiasm is not so easily deterred. With the winter chill come tweed coats, blazing fireplaces --- and perhaps another to share the warmth with, as the bold hunting scarlets worn by the men in Sister Jane’s hunting club make the hearts of women flutter. Harry Dunbar, a member of the Jefferson Hunt club, is found with his skull cracked at the bottom of the stairs to a local store. There are no telltale signs of foul play --- save for the priceless (and stolen) Erté fox ring in his pocket. Sister and her hounds set out to uncover the truth: Was this simply an accident --- a case of bad luck --- or something much more sinister?

Spy by Danielle Steel - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780399179440 | Published November 26, 2019

At 18, Alexandra Wickham is presented to King George V and Queen Mary in an exquisite white lace and satin dress her mother has ordered from Paris. With her delicate blond looks, she is a stunning beauty who seems destined for a privileged life. But fate, a world war and her own quietly rebellious personality lead her down a different path. SPY follows Alex’s extraordinary adventures in World War II and afterward in India, Pakistan, Morocco, Hong Kong, Moscow and Washington, D.C., when her husband, Richard, enters the foreign service and both become witnesses to a rapidly changing world from post-war to Cold War. She lives life on the edge, with a secret she must always keep hidden.

Sword of Kings by Bernard Cornwell - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper | 9780062563217 | Published November 26, 2019

It is a time of political turmoil once more as the fading King Edward begins to lose control over his successors and their supporters. Uhtred of Bebbanburg cares solely about his beloved Northumbria and its continuing independence from southern control. But an oath is a strong, almost sacred commitment, and such a promise had been exchanged between Uhtred and Aethelstan, his one-time companion in arms and now a potential king. Uhtred was tempted to ignore the demands of the oath and stay in his northern fastness, leaving the quarrelling Anglo-Saxons to sort out their own issues. But an attack on him by a leading supporter of one of the candidates and an unexpected appeal for help from another drives Uhtred south into the battle for kingship --- and England’s fate.

The Rise of Magicks: Chronicles of The One, Book 3 by Nora Roberts - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250123039 | Published November 26, 2019

After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon by the government or the fanatical Purity Warriors, endlessly hunted or locked up in laboratories, brutalized for years on end. She is determined to save even those who have been complicit with this evil out of fear or weakness --- if, indeed, they can be saved. Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already succeeded in rescuing countless shifters and elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them heal --- and rediscover the light and faith within themselves.

Under Occupation by Alan Furst - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Random House | 9780399592300 | Published November 26, 2019

Occupied Paris, 1942. Just before he dies, a man being chased by the Gestapo hands off a strange-looking document to the unsuspecting novelist Paul Ricard. It looks like a blueprint of a part for a military weapon, one that might have important information for the Allied forces. As Ricard finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into anti-Nazi efforts, and into increasingly dangerous espionage assignments, he travels to Germany and along the escape routes of underground resistance safe houses to spy on Nazi maneuvers. When he meets Leila, a professional spy, they begin to work together to get crucial information out of France and into the hands of the Allied forces in London.

Paperback

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250133755 | Published November 5, 2019

Looking to earn some easy cash, Jessica Farris agrees to be a test subject in a psychological study about ethics and morality. But as the study moves from the exam room to the real world, the line between what is real and what is one of Dr. Shields’ experiments blurs. Dr. Shields seems to know what Jess is thinking…and what she’s hiding. Jessica’s behavior will not only be monitored, but manipulated. Caught in a web of attraction, deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.

Autumn by Karl Ove Knausgaard - Memoir, Nonfiction

Penguin Books | 9780399563324 | Published November 5, 2019

AUTUMN begins with a letter Karl Ove Knausgaard writes to his unborn daughter, showing her what to expect of the world. He writes one short piece per day, describing the material and natural world with the precision and mesmerizing intensity that have become his trademark. He describes with acute sensitivity daily life with his wife and children in rural Sweden, drawing upon memories of his own childhood to give an inimitably tender perspective on the precious and unique bond between parent and child. The sun, wasps, jellyfish, eyes, lice --- the stuff of everyday life is the fodder for his art. Nothing is too small or too vast to escape his attention. Through close observation of the objects and phenomena around him, Knausgaard shows us how vast, unknowable and wondrous the world is.

Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Ecco | 9780062862860 | Published November 5, 2019

From the day she is discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery at the turn of the 20th century, Bertha Truitt is an enigma to everyone in Salford, Massachusetts. She has no past to speak of, or at least none she is willing to reveal, and her mysterious origin scandalizes and intrigues the townspeople, as does her choice to marry and start a family with Leviticus Sprague, the doctor who revived her. But Bertha is plucky, tenacious and entrepreneurial, and the bowling alley she opens quickly becomes Salford’s most defining landmark. When Bertha dies in a freak accident, her past resurfaces in the form of a heretofore-unheard-of son, who arrives in Salford claiming he is the heir apparent to Truitt Alleys.

Elsey Come Home by Susan Conley - Fiction

Vintage | 9780525562559 | Published November 5, 2019

When Elsey's husband, Lukas, hands her a brochure for a weeklong mountain retreat, she knows he is really giving her an ultimatum: Go, or we’re done. Once a successful painter, Elsey set down roots in China after falling in love with Lukas. Now, with two young daughters and unable to find a balance between her identities as artist, mother and wife, Elsey fills her days worrying, drinking and descending into boredom and unhappiness. So she agrees to go. There, she meets a group of men and women who will forever alter the way she understands herself, and help her to finally embark on a journey to address her own pain and find her way back to her marriage.

Evening in Paradise: More Stories by Lucia Berlin - Fiction, Short Stories

Picador | 9781250234865 | Published November 5, 2019

In 2015, Farrar, Straus and Giroux published A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN, a posthumous story collection by a relatively unknown writer, to widespread acclaim. The book’s author, Lucia Berlin, earned comparisons to Raymond Carver, Grace Paley, Alice Munro and Anton Chekhov. EVENING IN PARADISE is a careful selection from Berlin’s remaining stories --- 22 gems that showcase the gritty glamour that made readers fall in love with her. From Texas to Chile, Mexico to New York City, Berlin finds beauty in the darkest places and darkness in the seemingly pristine.

Forever and a Day: A James Bond Novel by Anthony Horowitz - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper Paperbacks | 9780062873620 | Published November 5, 2019

FOREVER AND A DAY is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera, taking readers into the very beginning of James Bond’s illustrious career and the formation of his identity. The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time. One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand. It’s time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organized crime. It’s time for James Bond to earn his license to kill.

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert - Comedy, Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Avon | 9780062941206 | Published November 5, 2019

After almost --- but not quite --- dying, Chloe Brown has come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life” and already has completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion. The next items? Enjoy a drunken night out. Ride a motorcycle. Go camping. Have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex. Travel the world with nothing but hand luggage. And...do something bad. But it’s not easy being bad, even when you’ve written step-by-step guidelines on how to do it correctly. What Chloe needs is a teacher. Redford “Red” Morgan is a handyman and an artist who Chloe spies on occasionally. But when she enlists Red in her mission to rebel, she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her.

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Black Cat | 9780802156983 | Published November 5, 2019

Bernardine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language. GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity, and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and looks back to the legacy of Britain’s colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class.

Last Night: A Searchers Novel by Karen Ellis - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316505703 | Published November 5, 2019

One of the few black kids on his Brighton Beach block, Titus "Crisp" Crespo was raised by his white mother and his Russian grandparents. Crisp has always been the odd kid out, but a fundamentally good kid, with a bright future. But one impulsive decision triggers a horrible domino effect --- an arrest, no reason not to accompany his richer, whiter friend Glynnie on a visit to her weed dealer, and a trip onto his father's old home turf where he'll face certain choices he's always strived to avoid. As Detective Lex Cole tries to unravel the clues from Crisp's night out, they both find that what you don't know about your past can still come back to haunt you.

Master of His Fate by Barbara Taylor Bradford - Fiction, Historical Fiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250187406 | Published November 5, 2019

Victorian England is a country of sharp divides between rich and poor, but James Lionel Falconer, who spends his days working at his father’s market stall, is determined to become a merchant prince. Even as a child, he is everything a self-made man should be: handsome, ambitious, charming and brimming with self-confidence. James quickly rises through the ranks, proving himself both hardworking and trustworthy, and catching the eye of Henry Malvern, head of the most prestigious shipping company in London. But when threats against his reputation --- and his life --- begin to emerge, James will have to prove that he truly is the master of his fate.

Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights by Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe - Memoir, Nonfiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616209551 | Published November 5, 2019

In MIGHTY JUSTICE, trailblazing African American civil rights attorney Dovey Johnson Roundtree recounts her inspiring life story that speaks movingly and urgently to our racially troubled times. From the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, to the segregated courtrooms of the nation’s capital; from the male stronghold of the army where she broke gender and color barriers to the pulpits of churches where women had waited for years for the right to minister --- in all these places, Roundtree sought justice. Dovey Roundtree passed away in 2018 at the age of 104. Though her achievements were significant and influential, she remains largely unknown to the American public. This book corrects the historical record.

Novice Dragoneer: A Dragoneer Academy Novel by E. E. Knight - Fantasy, Fiction

Ace | 9781984804068 | Published November 5, 2019

Fourteen-year-old Ileth grew up in an orphanage, and thanks to her stutter was never thought to be destined for much beyond kitchen work and cleaning. But she has dreamed of serving with the dragons ever since a childhood meeting with a glittering silver dragon and its female dragoneer. For years she waits, and as soon as she is old enough to join, Ileth runs away to become a novice dragoneer at the ancient human-dragon fortress of the Serpentine. While most of her fellow apprentices are from rich and influential families, Ileth must fight for her place in the world. She is then sent off to the dragon-dancers after a foolish kiss with a famously named boy and given charge of a sickly old dragon with a mysterious past. But she finds that those trials were nothing when she has to take the place of a dead dragoneer and care for his imprisoned dragon in enemy lands.

Pain written by Zeruya Shalev, translated by Sondra Silverston - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Other Press | 9781590510926 | Published November 5, 2019

Ten years after she was seriously injured in a terrorist attack, the pain comes back to torment Iris. But that is not all: Eitan, the love of her youth, also comes back into her life. Though their relationship ended many years ago, she was more deeply wounded when he left her than by the suicide bomber who blew himself up next to her. Iris' marriage is stagnant. Her two children have grown up and are almost independent; she herself has become a dedicated, successful school principal. Now, after years without passion and joy, Eitan brings them back into her life. But she must concoct all sorts of lies to conceal her affair from her family, and the lies become more and more complicated.