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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

Paperback

The Lady Brewer of London by Karen Brooks - Fiction, Historical Fiction

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780063008243 | Published November 10, 2020

1405: The daughter of a wealthy merchant, Anneke Sheldrake suddenly finds her family bankrupted when her father’s ship is swept away at sea. Forced to find a way to provide for herself and her siblings, Anneke rejects an offer of marriage from a despised cousin and instead turns to her late mother’s family business: brewing ale. Armed with her mother’s recipes, she then makes a bold deal with her father’s aristocratic employer, putting her home and family at risk. Thanks to her fierce determination, Anneke’s brew wins a following and begins to turn a profit. But her rise threatens some in her community, and those closest to her are left to pay the price. As Anneke slowly pieces her life together again, she finds an unlikely ally in a London brothel owner.

The Transatlantic Book Club by Felicity Hayes-McCoy - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Harper Perennial | 9780062889508 | Published November 10, 2020

Eager to cheer up her recently widowed gran, Cassie Fitzgerald persuades Lissbeg Library to set up a Skype book club, linking readers on Ireland's Finfarran Peninsula with the US town of Resolve, home to generations of Finfarran emigrants. But when the club decides to read a detective novel, old conflicts on both sides of the ocean are exposed and hidden love affairs come to light. As secrets emerge, Cassie fears she may have done more harm than good. Will the truths she uncovers about her granny Pat's marriage affect her own hopes of finding love? Is Pat, who's still struggling with the death of her husband, about to fall out with her oldest friend, Mary? Or could the book club itself hold the key to a triumphant transatlantic happy ending?

Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper - Memoir, Nonfiction

Picador | 9781250758033 | Published November 10, 2020

At the age of five, Megan Phelps-Roper began protesting homosexuality and other alleged vices alongside fellow members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Founded by her grandfather and consisting almost entirely of her extended family, the tiny group would gain worldwide notoriety for its pickets at military funerals and celebrations of death and tragedy. Soon, however, dialogue on Twitter caused her to begin doubting the church’s leaders and message: If humans were sinful and fallible, how could the church itself be so confident about its beliefs? As she digitally jousted with critics, she started to wonder if sometimes they had a point --- and then she began exchanging messages with a man who would help change her life.

Warrior of the Altaii by Robert Jordan - Fantasy, Fiction

Tor Books | 9781250247667 | Published November 10, 2020

Draw near and listen, or else time is at an end. The watering holes of the Plain are drying up, the fearsome fanghorn grow more numerous, and bad omens abound. Wulfgar, a leader of the Altaii people, must contend with twin queens, warlords, prophets and magic in hopes of protecting his people and securing their future. Elspeth, a visitor from another world, holds the answers, but first Wulfgar must learn to ask the right questions. But what if the knowledge that saves the Altaii will also destroy them?

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur - Comedy, Fiction, Romance

Avon | 9780063000803 | Published November 10, 2020

After a disastrous blind date, Darcy Lowell is desperate to stop her well-meaning brother from playing matchmaker ever again. So she fibs and says her latest set up was a success. Elle Jones, an astrologer, dreams of finding her soul mate but knows it is not Darcy, who is way too analytical, punctual and skeptical for someone as free-spirited as herself. When Darcy’s brother --- and Elle's new business partner --- expresses how happy he is that they hit it off, Elle is baffled. Darcy begs Elle to play along, and she agrees to pretend they’re dating. But Darcy must help Elle navigate her own overbearing family during the holidays, and their arrangement expires on New Year’s Eve. The last thing they expect is to develop real feelings during a faux relationship.

The Long Tail of Trauma: A Memoir by Elizabeth Wilcox - Memoir, Nonfiction

Green Writers Press | 9781950584628 | Published November 11, 2020

This multigenerational memoir explores author Elizabeth Wilcox's maternal history of repeated trauma, separation, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their impact on mental health. Set against a 20-year dialogue with her mother Barbara, who suffers from long undiagnosed PTSD, THE LONG TAIL OF TRAUMA opens with the birth of Wilcox's illegitimate grandmother Violet to a German house servant outside London in 1904. With her mother’s encouragement, she goes on to trace the lives of Violet and Barbara, both of whom are deeply impacted by maternal separation and the complex trauma they have endured because of war. Through a dual timeline that is both present day and historic, Wilcox weaves together the documented and imagined voices of the women who precede her.

A Bitter Feast by Deborah Crombie - Fiction, Mystery

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062271679 | Published November 17, 2020

Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his wife, Detective Inspector Gemma James, have been invited for a relaxing weekend in the Cotswolds, one of Britain’s most enchanting regions. Duncan, Gemma and their children are guests at Beck House, the family estate of Melody Talbot, Gemma’s detective sergeant. The centerpiece of this glorious fall getaway is a posh charity harvest luncheon catered by up-and-coming chef Viv Holland. But a tragic car accident and a series of mysterious deaths rock the estate and pull Duncan and Gemma into the investigation. It soon becomes clear that the killer has a connection with Viv’s pub --- or, perhaps, with Beck House itself.

Galway Girl: A Jack Taylor Novel by Ken Bruen - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802157331 | Published November 17, 2020

Jack Taylor has never quite been able to get his life together, but now he has truly hit rock bottom. Still reeling from a violent family tragedy, Taylor is busy drowning his grief in Jameson and uppers, as usual, when a high-profile officer in the local Garda is murdered. After another Guard is found dead, and then another, Taylor’s old colleagues from the force implore him to take on the case. The plot is one big game, and all of the pieces seem to be moving at the behest of one dangerously mysterious team: a trio of young killers with very different styles, but who are united by their common desire to take down Jack Taylor. Their ring leader is Jericho, a psychotic girl from Galway who is grieving the loss of her lover, and who will force Jack to confront some personal trauma from his past.

Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh - Fiction

Picador | 9781250757937 | Published November 17, 2020

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.

Ink by Jonathan Maberry - Fiction, Horror, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250765888 | Published November 17, 2020

Tattoo-artist Patty Cakes has her dead daughter’s face tattooed on the back of her hand. Day by day it begins to fade, taking with it all of Patty’s memories of her daughter. All she’s left with is the certain knowledge that she has forgotten her lost child. The awareness of that loss is tearing her apart. Monk Addison is a private investigator whose skin is covered with the tattooed faces of murder victims. He is a predator who hunts for killers, and the ghosts of all of those dead people haunt his life. Some of those faces have begun to fade, too, destroying the very souls of the dead. All through the town of Pine Deep, people are having their most precious memories stolen.

Inside Out: A Memoir by Demi Moore - Memoir, Nonfiction

Harper Perennial | 9780062049544 | Published November 17, 2020

For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity. From iconic film roles to high-profile relationships, Moore has never been far from the spotlight --- or the headlines. Even as Demi was becoming the highest paid actress in Hollywood, however, she was always outrunning her past, just one step ahead of the doubts and insecurities that defined her childhood. In this deeply candid and reflective memoir, Demi pulls back the curtain and opens up about her career and personal life --- laying bare her tumultuous relationship with her mother, her marriages, her struggles balancing stardom with raising a family, and her journey toward open-heartedness.

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu - Fiction

Vintage | 9780307948472 | Published November 17, 2020

Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as the protagonist in his own life: he’s merely Generic Asian Man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making a Weird Face or even Disgraced Son, but always he is relegated to a prop. Yet every day, he leaves his tiny room in a Chinatown SRO and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where "Black and White," a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. He’s a bit player here, too, but he dreams of being Kung Fu Guy --- the most respected role that anyone who looks like him can attain. Or is it? After stumbling into the spotlight, Willis finds himself launched into a wider world than he’s ever known, discovering not only the secret history of Chinatown, but the buried legacy of his own family.

Killer Coin: A Vancouver Island Mystery by Elka Ray - Fiction, Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

Seventh Street Books | 9781645060154 | Published November 17, 2020

All that divorce lawyer Toby Wong wanted was to settle into island life and start working on her own love story --- torn between the wealthy and charismatic Josh Barton, and the adorable and dependable detective Colin Destin. But Toby’s romantic prospects take the back burner when her mom’s best friend, Daphne Dane, disappears. Toby soon discovers that Daphne’s latest boyfriend is both an alleged conman and the cheating husband of her newest client. Could he be behind Daphne’s disappearance? What about Daphne’s children, vying for their aging mother’s money? When a dead body is uncovered that entwines both Colin and Josh with the Dane family drama, Toby begins to realize her own life may be in danger.

Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, and the Rise of America's Xanadu by Les Standiford - History, Nonfiction

Grove Press | 9780802157386 | Published November 17, 2020

Looking at the island of Palm Beach today, with its unmatched mansions, tony shops and pristine beaches, one is hard pressed to visualize the dense tangle of Palmetto brush and mangroves that it was when visionary entrepreneur and railroad tycoon Henry Flagler first arrived there in April 1893. Within less than a year, he had built the Royal Poinciana Hotel, and two years later what was to become the legendary Breakers. Over the next 125 years, Palm Beach has become synonymous with exclusivity --- especially its most famous residence, “Mar-a-Lago.” PALM BEACH, MAR-A-LAGO, AND THE RISE OF AMERICA’S XANADU tells the history of this fabled landscape intertwined with the colorful lives of its famous protagonists.

Pretending by Holly Bourne - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Mira | 9780778331506 | Published November 17, 2020

April is kind, pretty and relatively normal --- yet she can’t seem to get past date five. Every time she thinks she’s found someone to trust, they reveal themselves to be awful, leaving her heartbroken. And angry. Until she realizes that men aren’t looking for real women --- they’re looking for Gretel. Gretel is perfect --- beautiful but low-maintenance, sweet but never clingy, sexy but not too easy. When April starts pretending to be Gretel, dating becomes much more fun --- especially once she reels in the unsuspecting Joshua. Finally, April is the one in control. But as she and Joshua grow closer, and the pressure of keeping her painful past a secret begins to build, how long will she be able to keep on pretending?

Secret Service by Tom Bradby - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grove Press | 9780802148247 | Published November 17, 2020

To those who don’t really know her, Kate Henderson’s life must seem perfectly ordinary. But she is in fact a senior MI6 officer, who right now is nursing the political equivalent of a nuclear bomb. While heading up the Russia Desk of the Secret Intelligence Service, one of Kate’s undercover operations has revealed some alarming evidence. Evidence that a senior UK politician is a high-level Russian informer. Determined to find out who it is, Kate must risk everything to get to the truth. Until a young woman is brutally murdered as a consequence, which puts Kate and her team under the spotlight. With blood on her hands, her reputation to uphold, her family hanging by a thread and a leadership election looming, Kate is quickly running out of options and out of time.

The Attempted Murder of Teddy Roosevelt by Burt Solomon - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Forge Books | 9780765392688 | Published November 17, 2020

September 3, 1902. Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Theodore Roosevelt has been president for less than a year when his horse-drawn carriage is broadsided by an electric trolley. Roosevelt is thrown clear, but his Secret Service bodyguard is killed instantly. Accident? Or assassination gone awry? Roosevelt has earned enemies galore and is convinced of foul play. He sets John Hay, the secretary of state, to investigate. Hay will cross paths with Emma Goldman and J.P. Morgan to discover the truth…and along the way he will pick up a sidekick, the crusading journalist Nellie Bly. Blending real events and novelistic logic, Hay uncovers a shocking solution that may protect the man who wants to transform the nation, but at the cost of upending the compass of his own life.

The Big Lie: A Jack Swyteck Novel by James Grippando - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper Paperbacks | 9780063035553 | Published November 17, 2020

For the sixth time in American history, the winner of the popular vote will not occupy the Oval Office. President Malcolm MacLeod appears to have secured a second term, thanks to a narrow victory in the Electoral College. His opponent, Florida Senator Evan Stahl, saw his campaign rocked by allegations of an extramarital affair --- with another man. But Stahl is refusing to concede. Gun lobbyist Charlotte Holmes is one of Florida’s 29 electors who is bound by law and by oath to cast her vote for MacLeod. When she announces that she intends to vote her conscience and throw the Electoral College to Stahl, the president and his Florida machine haul her into court on felony charges. Miami attorney Jack Swyteck is going to use every legal maneuver he can to keep his new client free --- and alive.

The Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh - Comedy, Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Berkley | 9780593198629 | Published November 17, 2020

For almost a decade, successful 37-year-old Samira Broderick has used her bustling LA practice as an excuse to avoid a trip home to Australia. She still resents her meddling Indian mother for arranging her marriage to a man who didn't stick around when the going got tough, but now with a new job Down Under, she's finally ready to reconnect with her. Aussie stuntman Rory Radcliffe has been hiding his stutter for years by avoiding speaking roles. When a job he can't refuse comes up as a reality show host, he knows he'll need some help for the audition: a dialect coach. But he finds himself at a loss for words when he discovers it's the same sexy woman with whom he just had a mind-blowing one-night stand.

The Devil's Slave by Tracy Borman - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Grove Press | 9780802157294 | Published November 17, 2020

Catholics have gone underground in the new Puritan regime of King James I, and yet whispers of conspiracies continue to echo behind closed doors and down the halls of the royal palaces. Against this perilous backdrop, accompanied by her son George and her husband Sir Thomas Tyringham --- whom she married conveniently to mask the true identity of her son’s father --- Frances Gorges reunites with her former mistress, the Princess Elizabeth, now of marriageable age, as well as other less friendly members of the court. With more lives than merely her own on the line, Frances soon finds herself caught in a spider’s web of secrets, promises and plots.

The Last Sailor by Sarah Anne Johnson - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Sourcebooks Landmark | 9781402298530 | Published November 17, 2020

Nathaniel Boyd’s hopes of marriage died years ago, not long after the storms and the seas and the sails took away his youngest brother. He'd rather be in the marshes of Cape Cod, with their predictable rhythms and no emotion. The other Boyd brother, Finn, dives headlong into his fish trading company, trying to prove something to himself. When their father asks the brothers to sail a schooner down from Boston to their harbor village, he didn't expect them to bring back a young girl fleeing her home, much less a girl who slips off the boat and nearly drowns. The Boyd men take Rachel to the nearest home to the harbor --- that of Nathaniel's first love, Meredith. As Rachel's recovery brings Nathaniel back into Meredith's world, nothing will be the same.

The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Berkley | 9781984803160 | Published November 17, 2020

Since the day Filomena Fontana cast a curse upon her sister more than 200 years ago, not one second-born Fontana daughter has found lasting love. Some, like second-born Emilia, the happily single baker at her grandfather’s Brooklyn deli, claim it’s an odd coincidence. Others, like her sexy, desperate-for-love cousin Lucy, insist it’s a true hex. But both are bewildered when their great-aunt calls with an astounding proposition: If they accompany her to her homeland of Italy, Aunt Poppy vows she’ll meet the love of her life on the steps of the Ravello Cathedral on her 80th birthday and break the Fontana Second-Daughter Curse once and for all.

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

One World | 9780399590610 | Published November 17, 2020

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her --- but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known. So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures.

To Steal a Heart: The Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency, Book 1 by Jen Turano - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

Bethany House Publishers | 9780764235313 | Published November 17, 2020

After a childhood as a street thief, Gabriella Goodhue thought she'd put her past behind her until a fellow resident at her boardinghouse is unjustly accused of theft. In the middle of breaking into a safe that holds proof of her friend's innocence, Gabriella is interrupted by Nicholas Quinn, the man she once considered her best friend --- until he abandoned her. After being taken under the wing of a professor who introduced him into society and named him as heir, Nicholas is living far removed from his childhood life of crime. As a favor to a friend, he agreed to help clear the name of an innocent woman, never imagining he'd be reunited with the girl he thought lost to him forever. However, Gabriella and Nicholas' newfound feelings are tested when truths about their past are revealed and danger follows their every step.

Toil & Trouble: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs - Memoir, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250752000 | Published November 17, 2020

For as long as Augusten Burroughs could remember, he knew things he shouldn't have known. He manifested things that shouldn't have come to pass. And he told exactly no one about this, save one person: his mother. His mother reassured him that it was all perfectly normal, that he was descended from a long line of witches, going back to the days of the early American colonies. And that this family tree was filled with witches. It was a bond that he and his mother shared --- until the day she left him in the care of her psychiatrist to be raised in his family (but that's a whole other story). After that, Augusten was on his own. On his own to navigate the world of this tricky power; on his own to either use or misuse this gift.