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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 2020

Hardcover

Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781501189685 | Published November 10, 2020

William, Brian and Luke: three boys, born a year apart, trained from birth by their wily mother to compete for her attention. They play games, as brothers do…yet even after the Drumms escape into the world beyond their windows, those games --- those little cruelties --- grow more sinister, more merciless and more dangerous. And with their lives entwined like the strands of a noose, only two of the brothers will survive.

Loved and Wanted: A Memoir of Choice, Children, and Womanhood by Christa Parravani - Memoir, Nonfiction

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781250756848 | Published November 10, 2020

Christa Parravani was 40 years old, in a troubled marriage and in bad financial straits when she learned she was pregnant with her third child. Six weeks into the pregnancy, she requested an abortion. And in the weeks and months that followed, nurses and doctors became unavailable to provide Christa with reproductive choice. By the time she understood that she would need to leave West Virginia to obtain a safe, legal abortion, Christa had run out of time. So she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Keats. And another frightening education began: available healthcare was dangerously inadequate to her newborn son’s needs. Indeed, environmental degradations and poor health care endangered Christa’s older children as well.

Marauder: A Novel of the Oregon Files by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593087916 | Published November 10, 2020

While interrupting an attack on a Kuwaiti oil tanker, Juan Cabrillo and his team discover something even more dangerous: a ruthless billionaire's dying wish has allowed a paralyzing chemical to end up in the hands of a terrorist group. When an Oregon crew member falls victim to the poison, Juan Cabrillo will stop at nothing to find an antidote before it is too late. He and his team must connect an ancient mystery with a cunning modern enemy in order to save millions of innocent lives, including their own.

Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062955456 | Published November 10, 2020

Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is running a small hotel on a Greek island. The Trehernes come to stay and tell a story about a murder that took place on the same day and in the same hotel in which their daughter was married, which fascinates Susan and piques her editor’s instincts. One of her former writers, the late Alan Conway, author of the fictional Magpie Murders, knew the murder victim --- an advertising executive named Frank Parris --- and based the third book in his detective series on that very crime. The Trehernes’ daughter, Cecily, believes that the book proves the man convicted of Parris’ murder is innocent. When the Trehernes reveal that Cecily is now missing, Susan knows that she must find out what really happened.

Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250269546 | Published November 10, 2020

In 1892, Bombay is the center of British India. Nearby, Captain Jim Agnihotri lies in Poona military hospital recovering from a skirmish on the wild northern frontier, with little to do but re-read the tales of his idol, Sherlock Holmes, and browse the daily papers. The case that catches Captain Jim's attention is being called the crime of the century: Two women fell from the busy university’s clock tower in broad daylight. Moved by Adi, the widower of one of the victims --- and his certainty that his wife and sister did not commit suicide --- Captain Jim approaches the Parsee family and is hired to investigate what happened that terrible afternoon. But in a land of divided loyalties, asking questions is dangerous.

One Life by Megan Rapinoe with Emma Brockes - Memoir, Nonfiction

Penguin Press | 9781984881168 | Published November 10, 2020

Raised in a conservative small town in Northern California, the youngest of six, Megan Rapinoe was four years old when she kicked her first soccer ball. Her parents encouraged her love for the game, but taught her that winning was much less important than how she lived her life. From childhood on, Rapinoe always did what she could to stand up for what was right --- even if it meant going up against people who disagreed. In ONE LIFE, Rapinoe reflects on the choices she has made, her victories and her failures, and embarks on a thoughtful and candid discussion of her personal journey into social justice.

Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis by Jeffrey H. Jackson - History, Nonfiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616209162 | Published November 10, 2020

PAPER BULLETS is the first book to tell the history of an audacious anti-Nazi campaign undertaken by an unlikely pair: two French women, Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe, who drew on their skills as Parisian avant-garde artists to write and distribute “paper bullets” --- wicked insults against Hitler, calls to rebel, and subversive fictional dialogues designed to demoralize Nazi troops occupying their adopted home on the British Channel Island of Jersey. Hunted by the secret field police, Lucy and Suzanne were finally betrayed in 1944, when the Germans imprisoned them. But even in jail, they continued to fight the Nazis by reaching out to other prisoners and spreading a message of hope.

Sherlock Holmes and the Beast of the Stapletons by James Lovegrove - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Titan Books | 9781789094695 | Published November 10, 2020

1894. The monstrous Hound of the Baskervilles has been dead for five years, along with its no less monstrous owner, the naturalist Jack Stapleton. Sir Henry Baskerville is living contentedly at Baskerville Hall with his new wife, Audrey, and their three-year-old son, Harry. Until, that is, Audrey's lifeless body is found on the moors, drained of blood. It would appear that some fiendish creature is once more at large on Dartmoor and has, like its predecessor, targeted the unfortunate Baskerville family. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are summoned to Sir Henry's aid, and our heroes must face a marauding beast that is the very stuff of nightmares. It seems that Stapleton may not have perished in the Great Grimpen Mire after all, as Holmes believed, and is hell-bent on revenge.

Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway by Michael Riedel - Nonfiction, Performing Arts

Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster | 9781501166631 | Published November 10, 2020

The 1990s was a decade of profound change on Broadway. At the dawn of the ’90s, the British invasion of Broadway was in full swing, as musical spectacles like "Les Miserables," "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera" dominated the box office. But Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Sunset Boulevard" soon spelled the end of this era and ushered in a new wave of American musicals, beginning with the ascendance of an unlikely show by a struggling writer who reimagined Puccini’s opera La Bohème as the smash Broadway show "Rent." Michael Riedel presents the drama behind every mega-hit or shocking flop, bringing readers into high-stakes premieres, fraught rehearsals, tough contract negotiations, intense Tony Award battles and more.

The Archer by Paulo Coelho - Fiction

Knopf | 9780593318270 | Published November 10, 2020

In THE ARCHER, we meet Tetsuya, a man once famous for his prodigious gift with a bow and arrow but who has since retired from public life, and the boy who comes searching for him. The boy has many questions, and in answering them Tetsuya illustrates the way of the bow and the tenets of a meaningful life. Paulo Coelho's story suggests that living without a connection between action and soul cannot fulfill, that a life constricted by fear of rejection or failure is not a life worth living. Instead one must take risks, build courage and embrace the unexpected journey fate has to offer.

The Arrest by Jonathan Lethem - Fiction, Science Fiction

Ecco | 9780062938787 | Published November 10, 2020

Before the Arrest, Sandy Duplessis had a reasonably good life as a screenwriter in L.A. Peter Todbaum, an old college friend and writing partner, had become one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. Now, post-Arrest, nothing is what it was. Sandy, who calls himself Journeyman, has landed in rural Maine. There he assists the butcher and delivers the food grown by his sister, Maddy, at her organic farm. But then Todbaum shows up in an extraordinary vehicle: a retrofitted tunnel-digger powered by a nuclear reactor. Todbaum has spent the Arrest smashing his way across a fragmented and phantasmagorical United States, trailing enmities all the way. Plopping back into the siblings’ life with his usual odious panache, his motives are entirely unclear.

The Butchers' Blessing by Ruth Gilligan - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Tin House Books | 9781947793781 | Published November 10, 2020

Every year, Úna prepares for her father to leave her. He will wave goodbye early one morning, then disappear with seven other men to traverse the Irish countryside. Together, these men form the Butchers, a group that roams from farm to farm, enacting ancient methods of cattle slaughter. THE BUTCHERS' BLESSING moves between the events of 1996 and the present, offering a simmering glimpse into the modern tensions that surround these eight fabled men.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, and War by John "Chick" Donohue and J.T. Molloy - Memoir, Nonfiction

William Morrow | 9780062995469 | Published November 10, 2020

One night in 1967, 26-year-old John Donohue --- known as Chick --- was out with friends, drinking in a New York City bar. The friends gathered there had lost loved ones in Vietnam. Now, they watched as anti-war protesters turned on the troops themselves. One neighborhood patriot came up with an inspired idea. Someone should sneak into Vietnam, track down their buddies there, give them messages of support from back home, and share a few laughs over a can of beer. It would be the Greatest Beer Run Ever. But who’d be crazy enough to do it? One man was up for the challenge --- a U.S. Marine Corps veteran turned merchant mariner who wasn’t about to desert his buddies on the front lines when they needed him. Chick volunteered.

The Kingdom written by Jo Nesbø, translated by Robert Ferguson - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Knopf | 9780525655411 | Published November 10, 2020

Roy has never left the quiet mountain town he grew up in, unlike his little brother Carl, who couldn't wait to get out and escape his troubled past. But Carl has big plans for his hometown. And when he returns with a mysterious new wife and a business opportunity that seems too good to be true, simmering tensions begin to surface and unexplained deaths in the town's past come under new scrutiny. Soon powerful players set their sights on taking the brothers down by exposing their role in the town's sordid history. As the body count rises, Roy's loyalty to family is tested. And then he finds himself inextricably drawn to Carl's wife, Shannon, an attraction that will have devastating consequences.

The Law of Innocence: A Lincoln Lawyer Novel by Michael Connelly - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316485623 | Published November 10, 2020

On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. He is immediately charged with murder but can’t post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge. Haller elects to represent himself and is forced to mount his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles. He knows he’s been framed, whether by a new enemy or an old one. As his trusted team, including his half-brother, Harry Bosch, investigates, Haller must use all his skills in the courtroom to counter the damning evidence against him.

The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories by Danielle Evans - Fiction, Short Stories

Riverhead Books | 9781594487330 | Published November 10, 2020

With THE OFFICE OF HISTORICAL CORRECTIONS, Danielle Evans zooms in on particular moments and relationships in her characters’ lives in a way that allows them to speak to larger issues of race, culture and history. She introduces us to Black and multiracial characters who are experiencing the universal confusions of lust and love, and getting walloped by grief --- all while exploring how history haunts us, personally and collectively. Ultimately, she provokes us to think about the truths of American history --- about who gets to tell them, and the cost of setting the record straight.

The Well of Ice: An Inishowen Mystery by Andrea Carter - Fiction, Mystery

Oceanview Publishing | 9781608093663 | Published November 10, 2020

While on a trip to Dublin to visit her parents, solicitor Benedicta “Ben” O'Keeffe runs into Luke Kirby --- the man who killed her sister --- freshly released from jail. On the surface he appears remorseful, conciliatory even, but his comment as she walks away makes her realize he is as evil as ever. Back in Glendara, she finds chaos. The Oak pub has burned down, and Carole Kearney, the Oak's barmaid, has gone missing. And then, while walking the dog up Sliabh Sneacht, Ben and her partner, Sergeant Tom Molloy, make a gruesome discovery: a body lying face down in the snow. Who could be behind this vicious attack on Glendara and its residents? And why disturb such a charming town at Christmas?

This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing: A Memoir by Jacqueline Winspear - Memoir, Nonfiction

Soho Press | 9781641292696 | Published November 10, 2020

After 16 novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her story tackles the difficult, poignant and fascinating family accounts of her paternal grandfather’s shellshock; her mother’s evacuation from London during the Blitz; her soft-spoken animal-loving father’s torturous assignment to an explosives team during WWII; her parents’ years living with Romany Gypsies; and Winspear’s own childhood picking hops and fruit on farms in rural Kent, capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being a writer at its very inception.

Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten - Fiction, Historical Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250214430 | Published November 10, 2020

St. Petersburg, 1725. Peter the Great lies dying in his magnificent Winter Palace. The weakness and treachery of his only son has driven his father to an appalling act of cruelty and left the empire without an heir. Russia risks falling into chaos. Into the void steps the woman who has been by his side for decades: his second wife, Catherine Alexeyevna. Born into devastating poverty, Catherine used her extraordinary beauty and shrewd intelligence to ingratiate herself with Peter’s powerful generals, finally seducing the Tsar himself. But even amongst the splendor and opulence of her new life, she knows the peril of her position. Can she keep the Tsar’s death a secret as she plays a lethal game to destroy her enemies and take the Crown for herself?

We Gather Together: A Nation Divided, a President in Turmoil, and a Historic Campaign to Embrace Gratitude and Grace by Denise Kiernan - History, Nonfiction

Dutton | 9780593183250 | Published November 10, 2020

From Ancient Rome through 21st-century America, Denise Kiernan brings us a biography of an idea: gratitude, as a compelling human instinct and a global concept, more than just a mere holiday. Spanning centuries, WE GATHER TOGETHER is anchored amid the strife of the Civil War, and driven by the fascinating story of Sarah Josepha Hale, a widowed mother with no formal schooling who became one of the 19th century’s most influential tastemakers and who campaigned for decades to make real an annual day of thanks.

We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence by Becky Cooper - Memoir, Nonfiction, True Crime

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538746837 | Published November 10, 2020

1969: the height of counterculture and the year universities would seek to curb the unruly spectacle of student protest; the winter that Harvard University would begin the tumultuous process of merging with Radcliffe, its all-female sister school; and the year that Jane Britton, an ambitious 23-year-old graduate student in Harvard's Anthropology Department and daughter of Radcliffe Vice President J. Boyd Britton, would be found bludgeoned to death. Forty years later, a curious undergrad named Becky Cooper will hear the first whispers of the story --- a tale of gender inequality in academia, a “cowboy culture” among empowered male elites, the silencing effect of institutions, and our compulsion to rewrite the stories of female victims.

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May - Memoir, Nonfiction, Personal Growth

Riverhead Books | 9780593189481 | Published November 10, 2020

Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a breakup or a job loss can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected. For May, her husband fell ill, her son stopped attending school, and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding job. WINTERING explores how she not only endured this painful time, but embraced the singular opportunities it offered. A moving personal narrative shot through with lessons from literature, mythology and the natural world, May's story offers instruction on the transformative power of rest and retreat. Illumination emerges from many sources: solstice celebrations and dormice hibernation, C.S. Lewis and Sylvia Plath, swimming in icy waters and sailing arctic seas.

A Promised Land by Barack Obama - Memoir, Nonfiction, Politics

Crown | 9781524763169 | Published November 17, 2020

In this highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency --- a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.

A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection by Harry Bliss and Steve Martin - Humor, Nonfiction

Celadon Books | 9781250262899 | Published November 17, 2020

“I've always looked upon cartooning as comedy’s last frontier. I have done stand-up, sketches, movies, monologues, awards show introductions, sound bites, blurbs, talk show appearances, and tweets, but the idea of a one-panel image with or without a caption mystified me.” So writes the multitalented comedian Steve Martin in his introduction to A WEALTH OF PIGEONS. In order to venture into this lauded territory of cartooning, he partnered with the heralded New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss. Steve shared caption and cartoon ideas, Harry provided impeccable artwork, and together they created this collection of humorous cartoons and comic strips, with amusing commentary about their collaboration throughout.

All That Glitters by Danielle Steel - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780399179686 | Published November 17, 2020

Nicole “Coco” Martin has been given every opportunity in life. Having inherited her mother’s stunning beauty and creativity, along with her father’s work ethic and diligence, she has the world at her feet. Her graduation from Columbia is fast approaching, and with it the summer job of her dreams working at a magazine. Between work, leisurely weekends at her family’s home in Southampton, and spending as much time as possible with her best friend, Sam, life couldn’t be better --- until tragedy strikes. Coco’s beloved parents are killed in a terrorist attack while on vacation in France. Now devastated and alone, Coco must find a way to move forward and make her way in the world without the family she loved.