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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.

October 2020

Hardcover

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Sourcebooks Landmark | 9781728206028 | Published October 6, 2020

It's 1634, and Samuel Pipps, the world's greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Traveling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent. But no sooner are they out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. A twice-dead leper stalks the decks. Strange symbols appear on the sails. Livestock is slaughtered. Anyone could be to blame. Even a demon. And then three passengers are marked for death, including Samuel. With Samuel imprisoned, only Arent can solve a mystery that connects every passenger. A mystery that stretches back into their past and now threatens to sink the ship, killing everybody on board.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Tor Books | 9780765387561 | Published October 6, 2020

France, 1714. In a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever --- and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard by John Birdsall - Biography, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393635713 | Published October 6, 2020

In the first portrait of James Beard in 25 years, John Birdsall accomplishes what no prior telling of Beard’s life and work has done: He looks beyond the public image of the "Dean of American Cookery" to give voice to the gourmet’s complex, queer life and, in the process, illuminates the history of American food in the 20th century. At a time when stuffy French restaurants and soulless Continental cuisine prevailed, Beard invented something strange and new: the notion of an American cuisine. THE MAN WHO ATE TOO MUCH is informed by previously overlooked correspondence, years of archival research, and a close reading of everything Beard wrote.

The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson - Fiction, Science Fiction

Orbit | 9780316300131 | Published October 6, 2020

Kim Stanley Robinson’s THE MINISTRY FOR THE FUTURE uses fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of how climate change will affect us all. Its setting is not a desolate, post-apocalyptic world, but a future that is almost upon us --- and in which we might just overcome the extraordinary challenges we face.

The Nightworkers by Brian Selfon - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

MCD | 9780374222017 | Published October 6, 2020

Shecky Keenan’s family is under fire --- or at least it feels that way. Bank accounts have closed unexpectedly, a strange car has been parked near the house at odd hours, and Emil Scott, an enigmatic artist and the family’s new runner, is missing --- along with the $250,000 of dirty money he was carrying. Shecky moves money for an array of unsavory clients, and his nephew Henry is his bagman. His niece Kerasha, the famed former child-thief of Bushwick, is still learning the family trade, but her quick mind and quicker fingers are already being put to use. They love one another, but trust is thin when secrets are the family trade. And someone will be coming for that missing money --- soon.

The Searcher by Tana French - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Viking | 9780735224650 | Published October 6, 2020

Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After 25 years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets.

The Traveller and Other Stories by Stuart Neville - Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories, Suspense, Thriller

Soho Crime | 9781641292030 | Published October 6, 2020

Since his debut novel, the modern classic THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST, was published a decade ago, Stuart Neville has published eight other critically acclaimed novels and achieved international recognition as one of crime fiction’s great living writers. Now, for the first time, Neville offers readers a collection of his short fiction --- 12 chilling stories that traverse and blend the genres of noir, horror and speculative fiction, and bring the history and lore of Neville’s native Northern Ireland to glittering life. The collection concludes with the long-awaited novella “The Traveller,” the companion piece to THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST and COLLUSION.

The Wrong Kind of Woman by Sarah McCraw Crow - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Mira | 9780778310075 | Published October 6, 2020

In late 1970, Oliver Desmarais drops dead in his front yard while hanging Christmas lights. In the year that follows, his widow, Virginia, struggles to find her place on the campus of the elite New Hampshire men’s college where Oliver was a professor. While Virginia had always shared her husband’s prejudices against the four outspoken, never-married women on the faculty, she now finds herself depending on them, even joining their work to bring the women’s movement to Clarendon College. Soon, though, reports of violent protests across the country reach this sleepy New England town, stirring tensions between the fraternal establishment of Clarendon and those calling for change. Virginia must decide if she’s willing to put herself and her family at risk for a cause that had never felt like her own.

The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom by H. W. Brands - History, Nonfiction

Doubleday | 9780385544009 | Published October 6, 2020

John Brown was a charismatic and deeply religious man who heard the God of the Old Testament speaking to him, telling him to destroy slavery by any means. When Congress opened Kansas territory to slavery in 1854, Brown raised a band of followers to wage war. His men tore pro-slavery settlers from their homes and hacked them to death with broadswords. Brown’s violence pointed ambitious Illinois lawyer and former officeholder Abraham Lincoln toward a different solution to slavery: politics. Lincoln spoke cautiously and dreamed big, plotting his path back to Washington and perhaps to the White House. Yet his caution could not protect him from the vortex of violence Brown had set in motion.

Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316435581 | Published October 6, 2020

After uprooting her life in the States, Irene Steele has just settled in at the villa on St. John where her husband, Russ, had been living a double life. But a visit from the FBI shakes her foundations, and Irene once again learns just how little she knew about the man she loved. With help from their friends, Irene and her sons set up their lives while evidence mounts that the helicopter crash that killed Russ may not have been an accident. Meanwhile, the island watches this drama unfold --- including the driver of a Jeep with tinted windows who seems to be shadowing the Steele family. As a storm gathers strength in the Atlantic, surprises are in store for the Steeles: help from a mysterious source, and a new beginning in the paradise that has become their home.

A Lover's Discourse by Xiaolu Guo - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Grove Press | 9780802149527 | Published October 13, 2020

A Chinese woman moves from Beijing to London for a doctoral program --- and to begin a new life --- just as the Brexit campaign reaches a fever pitch. Isolated and lonely in a Britain increasingly hostile to foreigners, she meets a landscape architect and the two begin to build a life together. A LOVER’S DISCOURSE is an exploration of romantic love told through fragments of conversations between the two lovers. Playing with language and the cultural differences that her narrator encounters as she settles into life in post-Brexit vote Britain, the lovers must navigate their differences and their romance, whether on their unmoored houseboat or in a cramped and stifling apartment in east London.

A Song for the Dark Times: An Inspector Rebus Novel by Ian Rankin - Fiction, Mystery

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316479257 | Published October 13, 2020

When his daughter, Samantha, calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it’s not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days. Rebus fears the worst --- and knows from his lifetime in the police that his daughter will be the prime suspect. He wasn’t the best father --- the job always came first --- but now his daughter needs him more than ever.  But is he going as a father or a detective? As he leaves at dawn to drive to the windswept coast --- and a small town with big secrets --- he wonders if this might be the first time in his life where the truth is the one thing he doesn’t want to find.

A Time for Mercy by John Grisham - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Doubleday | 9780385545969 | Published October 13, 2020

Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid 16-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. His fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security and the safety of his family on the line.

Attack Surface by Cory Doctorow - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Tor Books | 9781250757531 | Published October 13, 2020

In her day job as a counterterrorism wizard for a transnational cybersecurity firm, Masha Maximow made the hacks that allowed repressive regimes to spy on dissidents and manipulate their every move. The perks were fantastic, and the pay was obscene. Just for fun, and to piss off her masters, Masha sometimes used her mad skills to help those same troublemakers evade detection, if their cause was just. When her targets were strangers in faraway police states, it was easy to compartmentalize, to ignore the collateral damage of murder, rape and torture. But when it hits close to home, and the hacks and exploits she’s devised are directed at her friends and family, Masha realizes she has to choose. And whatever choice she makes, someone is going to get hurt.

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Gallery/Saga Press | 9781534437678 | Published October 13, 2020

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.

Blood Runs Coal: The Yablonski Murders and the Battle for the United Mine Workers of America by Mark A. Bradley - History, Nonfiction, True Crime

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393652536 | Published October 13, 2020

In the early hours of New Year’s Eve 1969, in the small soft coal mining borough of Clarksville, Pennsylvania, longtime trade union insider Joseph “Jock” Yablonski and his wife and daughter were brutally murdered in their old stone farmhouse. Seven months earlier, Yablonski had announced his campaign to oust the corrupt president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), Tony Boyle, who had long embezzled UMWA funds, silenced intra-union dissent, and served the interests of Big Coal companies. The Yablonski murders triggered one of the most intensive and successful manhunts in FBI history --- and also led to the first successful rank-and-file takeover of a major labor union in modern U.S. history, one that inspired workers in other labor unions to rise up and challenge their own entrenched, out-of-touch leaders.

Cook With Me by Alex Guarnaschelli - Cookbooks, Cooking, Nonfiction

Clarkson Potter | 9780593135082 | Published October 13, 2020

For Alex Guarnaschelli, cooking has never been just about getting dinner on the table. With a legendary cookbook-editor mother (Maria Guarnaschelli) and a food-obsessed father, the Food Network icon and Iron Chef has always been immersed in the culinary world. Now with a daughter of her own, food and cooking mean even more to her. In COOK WITH ME, Alex charms readers with 150 honed, smart recipes complimented by insightful and heartfelt reflections. She shares dishes she grew up with, the Baked Ziti that she wishes she grew up with, her dad's steamed pork and rice dumplings, as well as the recipe for broccoli that encouraged her daughter to embrace and devour this divisive vegetable. Alex's passion for food and heritage sparkles in this deliciously poignant tribute to the food that defines a family.

Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Molloy - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062881922 | Published October 13, 2020

Newlyweds Sam Statler and Annie Potter are excited to say goodbye to New York City and start a life together in Sam's sleepy hometown upstate. Or, it turns out, a life where Annie spends most of her time alone while Sam, her therapist husband, works long hours in his downstairs office, tending to the egos of his (mostly female) clientele. Little does Sam know that through a vent in his ceiling, every word of his sessions can be heard from the room upstairs. Who could resist listening? Everything is fine until the French girl in the green mini Cooper shows up, and Sam decides to go to work and not come home, throwing a wrench into Sam and Annie's happily ever after.

Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Atria Books | 9781982137335 | Published October 13, 2020

Owen Pick has just been suspended from his job as a teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct. Searching for professional advice online, he is inadvertently sucked into the dark world of incel forums, where he meets a charismatic and mysterious figure. Across the street from Owen lives the Fours family, headed by mom Cate, a physiotherapist, and dad Roan, a child psychologist. They think Owen is a bit creepy, and their teenaged daughter swears he followed her home from the train station one night. Meanwhile, young Saffyre Maddox spent three years as a patient of Roan Fours. Feeling abandoned when their therapy ends, she searches for other ways to maintain her connection with him. Then, on Valentine’s night, Saffyre disappears --- and the last person to see her alive is Owen Pick.

Jeeves and the Leap of Faith: A Novel in Homage to P. G. Wodehouse by Ben Schott - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Humor

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316541046 | Published October 13, 2020

In his eagerly anticipated sequel to JEEVES AND THE KING OF CLUBS, Ben Schott leads Jeeves and Wooster on another uproarious escapade. From the mean streets of Mayfair to the scheming spires of Cambridge, we encounter a joyous cast of characters: chiseling painters and criminal bookies, eccentric philosophers and dodgy clairvoyants, appalling poets and pocket dictators, vexatious aunts and their vicious hounds. But that’s not all: Who is ICEBERG, and why is he covered in chalk? Why is Jeeves reading WINNIE-THE-POOH? What is seven across and 85 down? How do you play Russian Roulette at The Savoy?

Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9781984818751 | Published October 13, 2020

A top real-estate executive, Everly Lancaster finds that her work is her life, leaving no space for anything (or anyone) else. Sensing her stress, Everly’s boss insists she take December off. But after her vengeful assistant books a guided cruise in the Amazon instead of the luxury beach vacation she expected, Everly is horrified to realize that she’s about to spend the next two weeks trapped in the rain forest. Not even Asher Adams, the ship’s charming naturalist, can convince Everly that the trip will be unforgettable. Slowly but surely, she realizes he is right: the sights are spectacular. And with each passing day, Everly’s relationship with Asher deepens, forcing her to take a long, hard look at her priorities.

Kant's Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write: An Autobiography in Essays by Claire Messud - Autobiography, Essays, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9781324006756 | Published October 13, 2020

In 26 intimate, brilliant and funny essays, Claire Messud reflects on a childhood move from her Connecticut home to Australia; the complex relationship between her modern Canadian mother and a fiercely single French Catholic aunt; and a trip to Beirut, where her pied-noir father had once lived, while he was dying. She meditates on contemporary classics from Kazuo Ishiguro, Teju Cole, Rachel Cusk and Valeria Luiselli; examines three facets of Albert Camus and THE STRANGER; and tours her favorite paintings at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. In the luminous title essay, she explores her drive to write, born of the magic of sharing language and the transformative powers of “a single successful sentence.”

Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck by William Souder - Biography, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393292268 | Published October 13, 2020

The first full-length biography of the Nobel laureate to appear in a quarter century, MAD AT THE WORLD illuminates what has made the work of John Steinbeck an enduring part of the literary canon: his capacity for empathy. Pulitzer Prize finalist William Souder explores Steinbeck’s long apprenticeship as a writer struggling through the depths of the Great Depression, and his rise to greatness with masterpieces such as THE RED PONY, OF MICE AND MEN and THE GRAPES OF WRATH.

Ottolenghi Flavor by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage - Cookbooks, Cooking

Ten Speed Press | 9780399581755 | Published October 13, 2020

Yotam Ottolenghi --- the beloved chef and influencer who has captured the hearts of home cooks looking for inspiration and great-tasting vegetable cooking --- is back. Yotam collaborates with longtime colleague Ixta Belfrage to identify the principles behind his stylish, innovative brand of cooking with a new collection of revolutionary plant-based recipes. Yotam and Ixta build on the vegetarian cooking that made PLENTY and PLENTY MORE phenomenal bestsellers, this time adding Italian and Mexican influences and revealing how to understand, build and amplify flavor through more than 100 vegetarian recipes (half are also vegan). In essence, Yotam and Ixta show how to evolve creatively, be intuitive in the kitchen and become ever-better cooks.

Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Tor.com | 9781250767028 | Published October 13, 2020

In 1915, The Birth of a Nation cast a spell across America, swelling the Klan's ranks and drinking deep from the darkest thoughts of white folk. All across the nation they ride, spreading fear and violence among the vulnerable. They plan to bring Hell to Earth. But even Ku Kluxes can die. Standing in their way is Maryse Boudreaux and her fellow resistance fighters, a foul-mouthed sharpshooter and a Harlem Hellfighter. Armed with blade, bullet and bomb, they hunt their hunters and send the Klan's demons straight to Hell. But something awful is brewing in Macon, and the war on Hell is about to heat up. Can Maryse stop the Klan before it ends the world?