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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

Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie (Audiobook) written by Carly Simon, read by Elizabeth McGovern - Memoir, Nonfiction

Picador | 9781250758064 | Published November 17, 2020

A chance encounter at a summer party on Martha’s Vineyard blossomed into an improbable but enduring friendship. Carly Simon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis made an unlikely pair --- Carly, a free and artistic spirit still reeling from her recent divorce, searching for meaning, new love and an anchor; and Jackie, one of the most celebrated, meticulous, unknowable women in American history. Nonetheless, over the next decade, their lives merged in inextricable and complex ways, and they forged a connection deeper than either could ever have foreseen. The time they spent together brought a welcome lightness and comfort to their days, but their conversations often veered into more profound territory as they helped each other navigate the shifting waters of life lived, publicly, in the wake of great love and great loss.

Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie by Carly Simon - Memoir, Nonfiction

Picador | 9781250758064 | Published November 17, 2020

A chance encounter at a summer party on Martha’s Vineyard blossomed into an improbable but enduring friendship. Carly Simon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis made an unlikely pair --- Carly, a free and artistic spirit still reeling from her recent divorce, searching for meaning, new love and an anchor; and Jackie, one of the most celebrated, meticulous, unknowable women in American history. Nonetheless, over the next decade, their lives merged in inextricable and complex ways, and they forged a connection deeper than either could ever have foreseen. The time they spent together brought a welcome lightness and comfort to their days, but their conversations often veered into more profound territory as they helped each other navigate the shifting waters of life lived, publicly, in the wake of great love and great loss.

36 Righteous Men by Steven Pressfield - Fiction, Futuristic, Noir, Suspense, Thriller

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393358407 | Published November 24, 2020

New York homicide detectives James Manning and Covina “Dewey” Duwai have been called in to investigate a string of brutal and bizarre murders with apocalyptic warnings carved in blood. Their NYPD bosses dismiss this stuff as preposterous. But when Manning and Dewey apprehend a defrocked rabbinical scholar fleeing one of the crime scenes, they are brought face-to-face with the shocking truth: the Jewish legend of the hidden Righteous Men, the 36 who protect the world from destruction, is no legend at all. They are real, and they are being murdered one by one. Manning and Dewey must save the last of the Righteous Men from a killer who may or may not be supernatural and who won’t stop until he has brought about the End Times for the entire human race.

A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen - Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Science Fiction

Mira | 9780778388289 | Published November 24, 2020

Six years after a virus wiped out most of the planet’s population, former pop star Moira is living under a new identity to escape her past --- until her father launches a sweeping public search for her. Desperate for a fresh start herself, jaded event planner Krista navigates the world for those still too traumatized to go outside. Rob has tried to protect his daughter, Sunny, by keeping a heartbreaking secret, but when strict government rules threaten to separate parent and child, Rob needs to prove himself worthy in the city’s eyes by connecting with people again. The lives of Krista, Moira, Rob and Sunny begin to twine together. When reports of another outbreak throw the fragile society into panic, the friends are forced to finally face everything that came before --- and everything they still stand to lose.

Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge by Sheila Weller - Biography, Nonfiction

Picador | 9781250758255 | Published November 24, 2020

Sheila Weller traces Carrie Fisher’s life from her Hollywood royalty roots to her untimely and shattering death after Christmas 2016. Her mother was the spunky and adorable Debbie Reynolds; her father, the heartthrob crooner Eddie Fisher. When Eddie ran off with Elizabeth Taylor, the scandal thrust little Carrie Frances into a bizarre spotlight, gifting her with an irony and an aplomb that would resonate throughout her life. Weller sympathetically reveals the conditions that Fisher lived with: serious bipolar disorder and an inherited drug addiction. Still, despite crises and overdoses, her life’s work --- as an actor, a novelist and memoirist, a script doctor, a hostess and a friend --- was prodigious and unique.

Great Society: A New History by Amity Shlaes - History, Nonfiction, Politics

Harper Perennial | 9780061706431 | Published November 24, 2020

Many Americans are attracted to socialism and economic redistribution, while opponents of those ideas argue for purer capitalism. In the 1960s, Americans sought the same goals many seek now: an end to poverty, higher standards of living for the middle class, a better environment, and more access to health care and education. Then, too, we debated socialism and capitalism, public sector reform versus private sector advancement. Ironically, Amity Shlaes argues, the costs of entitlement commitments made a half century ago preclude the very reforms that Americans will need in coming decades. In GREAT SOCIETY, Shlaes shows that in fact there was scant difference between two presidents we consider opposites: Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.

Ice Cold Heart: A Monkeewrench Novel by P. J. Tracy - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Crooked Lane Books | 9781643856087 | Published November 24, 2020

Detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called to the gruesome homicide of Kelly Ramage. Found in a friend's vacant house, this was no random attack, and clues reveal that she was living a very dangerous secret life. Magozzi and Gino trace her steps back to an art gallery where she was last seen alive. The gallery seems like a dead end, but the art is disturbing and exploitative. It may very well be inspiring a sadistic killer. Tipped off about a year-old murder that is a mirror-image of Kelly's crime scene, Gino and Magozzi enlist the aid of Grace MacBride and her eccentric, tech genius partners in Monkeewrench Software to help them decipher the digital trail that might connect the cases.

Little Weirds by Jenny Slate - Essays, Fiction, Nonfiction

Back Bay Books | 9780316485364 | Published November 24, 2020

You may "know" Jenny Slate from her Netflix special, "Stage Fright," or as the creator of Marcel the Shell, or as the star of Obvious Child. But you don't really know Jenny Slate until you get bonked on the head by her absolutely singular writing style. To see the world through Jenny's eyes is to see it as though for the first time, shimmering with strangeness and possibility. As she will remind you, we live on an ancient ball that rotates around a bigger ball made up of lights and gasses that are science gasses, not farts (don't be immature). Heartbreak, confusion and misogyny stalk this blue-green sphere, yes, but it is also a place of wild delight and unconstrained vitality, a place where we can start living as soon as we are born, and we can be born at any time.

Shills Can't Cash Chips by Erle Stanley Gardner, writing as A. A. Fair - Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery

Hard Case Crime | 9781785656361 | Published November 24, 2020

From the world-famous creator of Perry Mason, Erle Stanley Gardner --- at his death the best-selling American writer of all time --- comes another baffling case for the Cool & Lam detective agency. Return to the 1960s as a simple insurance investigation into a car accident puts Bertha Cool and Donald Lam on the trail of murder --- and Donald hip-deep in danger when he poses as an ex-con to infiltrate a criminal gang. It's Gardner's twistiest caper ever, and a fitting conclusion to Hard Case Crime's revival of this classic (and long unavailable) detective series.

Sword of Kings by Bernard Cornwell - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper Paperbacks | 9780062563224 | Published November 24, 2020

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 Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New Generation - A Legacy of Triumph and Tragedy by J. Randy Taraborrelli - Biography, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250174079 | Published November 24, 2020

A unique burden was inherited by the children of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his celebrated siblings, Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy. Raised in a world of enormous privilege against the backdrop of American history, this third generation of Kennedys often veered between towering accomplishment and devastating defeat. In his revelatory book, acclaimed Kennedy historian J. Randy Taraborrelli draws back the curtain on the next generation of America’s most famous family.

Mass Market Paperback

Robert Ludlum's The Treadstone Resurrection by Joshua Hood - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525542575 | Published November 10, 2020

Operation Treadstone has nearly ruined Adam Hayes. The top-secret CIA Black Ops program trained him to be an all but invincible assassin, but it also cost him his family and any chance at a normal life. Working as a carpenter in rural Washington state, Adam thinks he has left Treadstone in the past, until he receives a mysterious email from a former colleague, and soon after is attacked by an unknown hit team at his job site. Adam must regain the skills that Treadstone taught him --- lightning reflexes and a cold conscience --- in order to discover who the would-be killers are and why they have come after him now. His search will unearth secrets in the highest levels of government and pull him back into the shadowy world he worked so hard to forget.