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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


Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi - Fiction, Magical Realism

Hanover Square Press | 9781335430991 | Published November 17, 2020

In a small back alley of Tokyo, there is a café that has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than a hundred years. Local legend says that this shop offers something else besides coffee --- the chance to travel back in time. Over the course of one summer, four customers visit the café in the hopes of making that journey. But time travel isn’t so simple, and there are rules that must be followed. Most important, the trip can last only as long as it takes for the coffee to get cold.

Daylight: An Atlee Pine Thriller by David Baldacci - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538761694 | Published November 17, 2020

For many long years, Atlee Pine was tormented by uncertainty after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Now, just as Atlee is pressured to end her investigation into Mercy's disappearance, she finally gets her most promising breakthrough yet: the identity of her sister's kidnapper, Ito Vincenzo. With time running out, Atlee and her assistant, Carol Blum, race to Vincenzo's last known location --- and unknowingly stumble straight into John Puller's case, blowing his arrest during a drug ring investigation involving a military installation. Stunningly, Pine and Puller's joint investigation uncovers a connection between Vincenzo's family and a breathtaking scheme that strikes at the very heart of global democracy.

Eartheater written by Dolores Reyes, translated by Julia Sanches - Fiction, Magical Realism, Women's Fiction

HarperVia | 9780062987730 | Published November 17, 2020

Set in an unnamed slum in contemporary Argentina, EARTHEATER is the story of a young woman who finds herself drawn to eating the earth --- a compulsion that gives her visions of broken and lost lives. With her first taste of dirt, she learns the horrifying truth of her mother’s death. Disturbed by what she witnesses, the woman keeps her visions to herself. But when Eartheater begins an unlikely relationship with a withdrawn police officer, word of her ability begins to spread, and soon desperate members of her community beg for her help, anxious to uncover the truth about their own loved ones.

Hot to Trot: An Agatha Raisin Mystery by M. C. Beaton, with R.W. Green - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250157751 | Published November 17, 2020

When Private Detective Agatha Raisin learns that her friend and one-time lover, Charles Fraith, is to be married to a mysterious socialite, Miss Mary Brown-Field, she sees it as her duty to find out what she can about the woman. Coming up empty, Agatha does the only sensible thing she can think of: she crashes their wedding, which ends in a public altercation. Nursing a hangover the next morning, she gets a phone call from Charles with even more disturbing news: Mary has been murdered. Agatha takes on the case and quickly becomes entrenched in the competitive equestrian world, in which Mary had been enmeshed --- as well as the victim’s surprisingly violent past.

HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style by Elizabeth Holmes - Biography, Nonfiction

Celadon Books | 9781250625083 | Published November 17, 2020

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are global style icons, their every fashion choice chronicled and celebrated. With all eyes on them, the duchesses select clothes that send a message about their values, interests and priorities. Their thoughtful sartorial strategies follow in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales, two towering figures known for using their personal style to great acclaim. With one section devoted to each woman, HRH is a celebration of their stories and their style, pairing hundreds of gorgeous photographs with extensive research. A picture emerges of the British monarchy’s evolution and the power of royal fashion, showing that there’s always more than what meets the eye.

Nights When Nothing Happened by Simon Han - Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9780593086056 | Published November 17, 2020

From the outside, the Chengs seem like so-called model immigrants. Once Patty landed a tech job near Dallas, she and Liang grew secure enough to have a second child, and to send for their first from his grandparents back in China. Isn’t this what they sacrificed so much for? But then little Annabel begins to sleepwalk at night, putting into motion a string of misunderstandings that not only threaten to set their community against them but force to the surface the secrets that have made them fear one another. How can a man make peace with the terrors of his past? How can a child regain trust in unconditional love? How can a family stop burying its history and forge a way through it, to a more honest intimacy?

No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality by Michael J. Fox - Memoir, Nonfiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250265616 | Published November 17, 2020

The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in “Family Ties”; as Mike Flaherty in “Spin City”; and through numerous other movie roles and guest appearances on shows such as “The Good Wife” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Diagnosed at age 29, Fox is equally engaged in Parkinson’s advocacy work, raising global awareness of the disease and helping find a cure through The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. In NO TIME LIKE THE FUTURE, Michael shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality.

One of Our Own: A Gregor Demarkian Novel by Jane Haddam - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250770493 | Published November 17, 2020

A mysterious black van is spotted by several people at various times in the area around Cavanaugh Street, Philadelphia's Armenian-American enclave. Presumed by some to be related to the increasing ICE raids around the area, the mystery deepens one night when a body falls out of the back of the van. Marta Warkowski, a reclusive older woman, is found bound up in a garbage bag. In a coma, she is unable to tell police how she ended up as she did. When they go to search her apartment, the police find the dead body of her building's super, a man with whom she has a history of conflict. Gregor Demarkian is pulled in once again, for a final case, to uncover the truth about the murder --- and attempted murder --- on Cavanaugh Street.

Piece of My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Simon & Schuster | 9781982132545 | Published November 17, 2020

Television producer Laurie Moran and her fiancée, Alex Buckley, the former host of her investigative television show, are just days away from their mid-summer wedding when things take a dark turn. Alex’s seven-year-old nephew, Johnny, vanishes from the beach. A search party begins, and witnesses recall Johnny playing in the water and collecting shells behind the beach shack, but no one remembers seeing him after the morning. As the sun sets, Johnny’s skim board washes up to shore, and everyone realizes that he could be anywhere, even under water.

Rhythm of War: Book Four of The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson - Fantasy, Fiction

Tor Books | 9780765326386 | Published November 17, 2020

After forming a coalition of human resistance against the enemy invasion, Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant have spent a year fighting a protracted, brutal war. Neither side has gained an advantage, and the threat of a betrayal by Dalinar’s crafty ally Taravangian looms over every strategic move. Now, as new technological discoveries by Navani Kholin’s scholars begin to change the face of the war, the enemy prepares a bold and dangerous operation. The arms race that follows will challenge the very core of the Radiant ideals, and potentially reveal the secrets of the ancient tower that was once the heart of their strength.

The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest by Ed Casear - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster | 9781501143373 | Published November 17, 2020

In the 1930s, as official government expeditions set their sights on conquering Mount Everest, a little-known World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson conceives his own crazy, beautiful plan: he will fly a plane from England to Everest, crash-land on its lower slopes, then become the first person to reach its summit --- all utterly alone. Wilson doesn’t know how to climb and barely knows how to fly, but he has the right plane, the right equipment and a deep yearning to achieve his goal. In 1933, he takes off from London in a Gipsy Moth biplane with his course set for the highest mountain on earth. Wilson’s 11-month journey to Everest is full of twists, turns and daring. Eventually, in disguise, he sneaks into Tibet. His icy ordeal is just beginning.

The Night of the Fire by Kjell Eriksson - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250766144 | Published November 17, 2020

Police inspector Ann Lindell has left the Uppsala police and is living a quiet life, producing local cheese in a small town in Uppland. But life in the country is not as idyllic as it seems. On New Year’s Eve, someone sets fire to the former village school that is now a home for asylum seekers, and three people are killed. Ann Lindell’s investigative instincts come back to life, and soon she takes on the case. She is contacted by a person who has been involved in a previous investigation and wants to warn her. His message is short and clear: Many will die. A few weeks later, a bomb explodes in a suburb of Stockholm.

The Orchard by David Hopen - Fiction

Ecco | 9780062974747 | Published November 17, 2020

Ari Eden’s life has always been governed by strict rules. In ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn, his days are dedicated to intense study and religious rituals. So when his family announces that they are moving to a glitzy Miami suburb, Ari seizes his unexpected chance for reinvention. Enrolling in an opulent Jewish academy, he is stunned by his peers’ dizzying wealth, ambition and shameless pursuit of life’s pleasures. When the academy’s golden boy, Noah, takes Ari under his wing, Ari finds himself entangled in the school’s most exclusive and wayward group. Soon he and his friends are pushing moral boundaries and careening toward a perilous future --- one in which the traditions of their faith are repurposed to mysterious, tragic ends.

The Power of Adrienne Rich: A Biography by Hilary Holladay - Biography, Nonfiction

Nan A. Talese | 9780385541503 | Published November 17, 2020

Adrienne Rich was the female face of American poetry for decades. Her forceful, uncompromising writing has more than stood the test of time, and the life of the woman behind the words is equally impressive. Motivated by personal revelations, Rich transformed herself from a traditional, Radcliffe-educated lyric poet and married mother of three sons into a path-breaking lesbian-feminist author of prose as well as poetry. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished materials, including Rich's correspondence and in-depth interviews with numerous people who knew her, Hilary Holladay digs deep into never-before-accessed sources to portray Rich in full dimension and vivid, human detail.

The Sun Collective by Charles Baxter - Fiction

Pantheon | 9781524748852 | Published November 17, 2020

Once a promising actor, Tim Brettigan has gone missing. His father thinks he may have seen him among some homeless people. And though she knows he left on purpose, his mother has been searching for him all over the city. She checks the usual places --- churches, storefronts, benches --- and stum­bles upon a local community group with lofty goals and an enigmatic leader who will alter all of their lives. Christina, a young woman rapidly becoming addicted to a boutique drug that gives her a feeling of blessedness, is inexplicably drawn to the same collective by a man who’s convinced he may start a revolution. As the lives of these four characters intertwine, a story of guilt, anxiety and feverish hope unfolds in the city of Minneapolis.

Tom Clancy Shadow of the Dragon: A Jack Ryan Novel by Marc Cameron - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593188095 | Published November 17, 2020

Aboard an icebreaker in the Arctic Ocean, a sonar operator hears an unusual noise coming from the ocean floor. She can't isolate it and chalks the event up to an anomaly in a newly installed system. Meanwhile, operatives with the Chinese Ministry of State Security are dealing with their own mystery --- the disappearance of a brilliant but eccentric scientist, Liu Wangshu. They're desperate to keep his crucial knowledge of aerospace and naval technology out of their rivals' hands. But a high-level Chinese mole, codenamed Surveyor, has managed to infiltrate American Intelligence. President Jack Ryan has only one choice: send John Clark and his Campus team deep into China to find an old graduate student of the professor's who may hold the key to his whereabouts.

V2: A Novel of World War II by Robert Harris - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Knopf | 9780525656715 | Published November 17, 2020

It's November 1944. Willi Graf, a German rocket engineer, is launching Nazi Germany's V2 rockets at London from Occupied Holland. Kay Connolly, once an actress, now a young English Intelligence officer, ships out for Belgium to locate the launch sites and neutralize the threat. But when rumors of a defector circulate through the German ranks, Graf becomes a suspect. Unknown to each other, Graf and Connolly find themselves on opposite sides in the hunt for the saboteur. Their twin stories play out against the background of the German missile campaign, one of the most epic and modern but least explored episodes of the Second World War. Their destinies are on a collision course.

Young Bucks: Killing the Business from Backyards to the Big Leagues by Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Dey Street Books | 9780062937834 | Published November 17, 2020

Famous for their high-flying moves, Superkicks and viral videos, Matt and Nick Jackson are two of the hottest and most talented competitors in professional wrestling today. Known as the Young Bucks, this pair of ambitious brothers are an inspiration to both fans and aspiring wrestlers worldwide due to their message of resilience and determination. That they are also faithful family men devoted to their loved ones gives them additional appeal. In THE YOUNG BUCKS, Matt and Nick talk endearingly about their sport, their faith and their families, sharing personal reflections and behind-the-scenes anecdotes while paying tribute to the wrestling acts and inspirations that came before them. They also elaborate on this historical time in the evolution of wrestling, as the sport and its culture dramatically change day by day.

Deadly Cross by James Patterson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316420259 | Published November 23, 2020

Kay Willingham led a life as glamorous as it was public --- she was a gorgeous Georgetown socialite, philanthropist and the ex-wife of the vice president. So why was she parked in a Bentley convertible idling behind a DC private school, in the middle of the night, with the man who was the head of that school? Who shot them both, point blank, and why? The shocking double homicide is blazed across the internet, TV, newspapers --- and across Alex Cross' mind. Kay had been his patient once. And maybe more. She had many enemies, but all of them seemed to need her alive. The harder the investigators push, the more resistance they find when they leave behind the polite law offices and doctors' quarters of the state capital.

Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Atria Books | 9781501187186 | Published November 24, 2020

Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted 21 years before. James Avery has everything to offer, including the favour of the newly restored King Charles II, and he believes that the warehouse's poor owner Alinor has the one thing his money cannot buy --- his son and heir. The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and has come to tell Alinor that her son, Rob, has drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon. Alinor is convinced --- without doubt --- that her son is alive and the widow is an imposter.

How Did I Get Here?: A Memoir by Bruce McCall - Memoir, Nonfiction

Blue Rider Press | 9780399172281 | Published November 24, 2020

Beloved for his strikingly original and wickedly perceptive New Yorker covers, as well as his many Shouts and Murmurs, Bruce McCall is a rare double threat as an artist and writer. Self-taught in both disciplines, his artistic world has captured the imagination of a loyal fan base that includes no less than David Letterman (with whom he coauthored a book) and other satire aficionados. Pulling no punches, HOW DID I GET HERE? chronicles the evolution of his artistic genius, as well as his journey from gifted childhood scribbler to passionate automobile enthusiast, a hobby that took him to the heights of the Detroit and Manhattan advertising worlds.

How to Raise an Elephant: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (21) by Alexander McCall Smith - Fiction, Mystery

Pantheon | 9781524749361 | Published November 24, 2020

Precious Ramotswe loves her dependable old van. Yes, sometimes it takes a bit longer to get going now, and it has developed some quirks over the years, but it has always gotten the job done. This time, though, the world --- and Charlie --- may be asking too much of it, for when he borrows the beloved vehicle he returns it damaged. And, to make matters worse, the interior seems to have acquired an earthy smell that even Precious can't identify. But the olfactory issue is not the only mystery that needs solving. Mma Ramotswe is confronted by a distant relative, Blessing, who asks for help with an ailing cousin. The help requested is of a distinctly pecuniary nature, which makes both Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni and Mma Makutsi suspicious.

Murder, She Wrote: Murder in Season by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land - Fiction, Mystery

Berkley | 9781984804365 | Published November 24, 2020

With work on the reconstruction of her beloved home almost complete, Jessica Fletcher is in high holiday spirits. The only thing dampening the holiday cheer is the discovery of two sets of bones on Jessica’s property: one set ancient, the other only about a year old. It’s concluded that they were both placed there during the reconstruction, and Jessica suspects that, despite the centuries between them, the remains might be connected. Soon tabloid reporter Tad Hollenbeck arrives in Cabot Cove to write a story about what he calls “the murder capital of the country.” But when Tad himself is murdered, Jessica speculates that his arrival, his death and the discovery of the bones are all somehow linked.

Night in Tehran by Philip Kaplan - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Melville House | 9781612198507 | Published November 24, 2020

Based on real events, NIGHT IN TEHRAN places an idealistic American diplomat in a turbulent, US-hating Tehran in the days leading up to the Iranian Revolution. Backed by the CIA, and trailed by a beautiful and engaging French journalist he suspects is a spy, David Weiseman's mission is to ease the Shah of Iran out of power and find the best alternative between the military, religious extremists and the political ruling class --- many of whom are simultaneously trying to kill him.

Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9781524761332 | Published November 24, 2020

Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday’s vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous --- and addictive --- than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest --- a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize. And an unexpected, impossibly powerful and dangerous new rival awaits, one who will kill millions to get what he wants. Wade’s life and the future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance.