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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.

January 2021

Our Darkest Night: A Novel of Italy and the Second World War by Jennifer Robson - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Jewish Interest

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062674975 | Published January 5, 2021

It is the autumn of 1943, and life is becoming increasingly perilous for Italian Jews like the Mazin family. With Nazi Germany now occupying most of her beloved homeland, Antonina Mazin has but one hope to survive --- to leave Venice and her beloved parents and hide in the countryside with a man she has only just met. Nico Gerardi was studying for the priesthood until circumstances forced him to leave the seminary to run his family’s farm. A moral and just man, he could not stand by when the fascists and Nazis began taking innocent lives. Rather than risk a perilous escape across the mountains, Nina will pose as his new bride. And to keep her safe and protect secrets of his own, Nico and Nina must convince prying eyes they are happily married and in love.

Hardcover

The Last Queen: Elizabeth II's Seventy Year Battle to Save the House of Windsor by Clive Irving - Autobiography, Biography, History

Pegasus Books | 9781643136141 | Published January 5, 2021

Clive Irving's stunning new narrative biography THE LAST QUEEN probes the question of the British monarchy's longevity. THE LAST QUEEN is not a conventional biography --- and the book is therefore not limited by the traditions of that genre. Instead, it follows Elizabeth and her family's struggle to survive in the face of unprecedented changes in our attitudes towards the royal family, with the critical eye of an investigative reporter who is present and involved on a highly personal level.

A Crooked Tree by Una Mannion - Coming of Age, Fiction, Suspense

Harper | 9780063049840 | Published January 5, 2021

It is the early 1980s and 15-year-old Libby is obsessed with The Field Guide to the Trees of North America, a gift her Irish immigrant father gave her before he died. She finds solace in “The Kingdom,” a stand of red oak and thick mountain laurel near her home in suburban Pennsylvania, where she can escape from her large and unruly family. One night, while driving home, Libby’s mother, exhausted and overwhelmed with the fighting in the backseat, pulls over and orders Libby’s little sister Ellen to walk home. What none of this family knows as they drive off leaving a 12-year-old girl on the side of the road five miles from home with darkness closing in, is what will happen next.

A Deadly Fortune by Stacie Murphy - Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Mystery

Pegasus Books | 9781643136301 | Published January 5, 2021

Amelia Matthew has done the all-but-impossible, especially for an orphan in Gilded Age New York City. Along with her foster brother Jonas, she has parleyed her modest psychic talent into a safe and comfortable life. But safety and comfort vanish when a head injury leaves Amelia with a dramatically-expanded gift. After she publicly channels an angry spirit, she finds herself imprisoned in the notorious insane asylum on Blackwell’s Island. As Jonas searches for a way to free her, Amelia struggles to control her disturbing new abilities and survive a place where cruelty and despair threaten her sanity.

A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself by Peter Ho Davies - Family Life, Fiction, Marriage

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544277717 | Published January 5, 2021

A LIE SOMEONE TOLD YOU ABOUT YOURSELF traces the complex consequences of one of the most personal yet public, intimate yet political experiences a family can have: to have a child, and conversely, the decision not to have a child. A first pregnancy is interrupted by test results at once catastrophic and uncertain. A second pregnancy ends in a fraught birth, a beloved child, the purgatory of further tests --- and questions that reverberate down the years.

All The Colors of Night by Jayne Ann Krentz - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9781984806819 | Published January 5, 2021

North Chastain has always had the mysterious ability to channel energy through crystals. He and his father both have the ability, which is what the doctors believe is the cause of his father’s sudden coma. But North knows that isn’t the case. He’s convinced it was brought on by an artifact his father had been looking for --- and found. With his unique talent of channeling energy through crystals, North has the best chance at recovering the artifact, but he also needs someone who knows the shadowy world of crazy collectors, deceptive dealers and dangerous raiders.

American Traitor by Brad Taylor - Fiction, Paranormal, Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction, Supernatural Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062886064 | Published January 5, 2021

Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are enjoying a sunny vacation down under when they get disturbing news: their friend and colleague, Clifford Delmonty, is in serious trouble. While working as a contractor at an Australian F 35 facility, the former Taskforce member saw something he shouldn’t have, and now he’s on the run from Chinese agents. Pike and Jennifer soon discover that Dunkin’s attackers are a dangerous part of a much larger scheme that could launch a full-on war between China and Taiwan. In their quest for dominance, China is determined to reclaim Taiwan --- an ally the United States has sworn to protect. Pike learns that the Chinese have a devious plan to bait the small island nation into all-out war by destabilizing the government while manipulating an artificial intelligence defense system.

Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson - Fiction, Friendship

Custom House | 9780062916365 | Published January 5, 2021

It’s 1938, and women seeking a quick, no-questions split from their husbands head to the “divorce capital of the world”, Reno, Nevada. There’s one catch: They have to wait six-weeks to become “residents”. Many of these wealthy, soon-to-be divorcees flock to the Flying Leap, a dude ranch that caters to their every need. Twenty-four-year-old Ward spent one year at Yale before his family lost everything in the Great Depression; now he’s earning an honest living as a ranch hand at the Flying Leap. Admired for his dashing good looks, Ward thinks he’s got the Flying Leap’s clients all figured out. But two new guests are about to upend everything he thinks he knows.

Bone Canyon by Lee Goldberg - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781542042710 | Published January 5, 2021

A catastrophic wildfire scorches the Santa Monica Mountains, exposing the charred remains of a woman who disappeared years ago. The investigation is assigned to Eve Ronin, the youngest homicide detective in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a position that forces her to prove herself again and again. Bones don’t lie, and these have a horrific story to tell. Eve tirelessly digs into the past, unearthing dark secrets that reveal nothing about the case is as it seems. With almost no one she can trust, her relentless pursuit of justice for the forgotten dead could put Eve’s own life in peril.
Featherhood: A Memoir of Two Fathers and a Magpie by Charlie Gilmour - Autobiography, Biography, Memoir

Scribner | 9781501198502 | Published January 5, 2021

One spring day, a baby magpie falls out of its nest and into Charlie Gilmour’s hands. By the time the creature develops shiny black feathers that inspire the name Benzene, Charlie and the bird have forged an unbreakable bond. While caring for Benzene, Charlie comes across a poem written by his biological father, an eccentric British poet named Heathcote Williams who vanished when Charlie was six months old. Over time, Benzene helps Charlie unravel his fears about repeating the past --- and embrace the role of father himself.

Himalaya: A Human History by Ed Douglas - History, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393541991 | Published January 5, 2021

For centuries, the unique and astonishing geography of the Himalaya has attracted those in search of spiritual and literal elevation. But far from being wild and barren, the Himalaya has been home to a diversity of indigenous and local cultures, a crucible of world religions, a crossroads for trade, and a meeting point and conflict zone for empires past and present. Spanning millennia HIMALAYA explores history, culture, climate, geography, and politics. Douglas profiles the great kings of Kathmandu and Nepal; he describes the architects who built the towering white Stupas that distinguish Himalayan architecture; and he traces the flourishing evolution of Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism that brought Himalayan spirituality to the world. He also depicts with great drama the story of how the East India Company grappled for dominance with China’s emperors and how India fought Mao’s Communists.
Neighbors by Danielle Steel - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9781984821379 | Published January 5, 2021

Meredith White was one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. But a personal tragedy cut her acting career short and alienated her from her family. For the last 15 years, Meredith has been living alone in San Francisco with two trusted caretakers. Then a massive earthquake strikes Northern California, plunging the Bay Area into chaos. Without a moment’s hesitation, Meredith invites her stunned and shaken neighbors into her mostly undamaged home as the recovery begins. These people did not even realize that movie star Meredith White was living on their street. Now, they are sharing her mansion, as well as their most closely kept secrets. Without the walls and privacy of their own homes, one by one, new relationships are forged. For every neighbor there is a story.

Nick by Michael Farris Smith - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316529761 | Published January 5, 2021

Before Nick Carraway moved to West Egg and into Gatsby's periphery, he was at the center of a very different story --- one taking place along the trenches and deep within the tunnels of World War I. Floundering in the wake of the destruction he witnessed firsthand, Nick delays his return home, hoping to escape the questions he cannot answer about the horrors of war. Instead, he embarks on a transcontinental redemptive journey that takes him from a whirlwind Paris romance --- doomed from the very beginning --- to the dizzying frenzy of New Orleans, rife with its own flavor of debauchery and violence.

Outlawed by Anna North - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Western, Women's Fiction

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781635575422 | Published January 5, 2021

The day of her wedding, 17-year-old Ada’s life looks good; she loves her husband, and she loves working as an apprentice to her mother, a respected midwife. But after a year of marriage and no pregnancy, in a town where barren women are routinely hanged as witches, her survival depends on leaving behind everything she knows. She joins up with the notorious Hole in the Wall Gang, a band of outlaws led by a preacher-turned-robber known to all as the Kid. Charismatic, grandiose and mercurial, the Kid is determined to create a safe haven for outcast women. But to make this dream a reality, the Gang hatches a treacherous plan that may get them all killed. And Ada must decide whether she’s willing to risk her life for the possibility of a new kind of future for them all.

Pickard County Atlas by Chris Harding Thornton - Crime, Fiction, Noir, Thriller

MCD | 9780374231255 | Published January 5, 2021

In a dusty town in Nebraska’s rugged sandhills, weary sheriff’s deputy Harley Jensen patrols the streets at night, on the lookout for something --- anything --- out of the ordinary. It’s July 1978, and the heat is making people ornery, restless. That and the Reddick family patriarch has decided, decades after authorities ended the search for his murdered boy’s body, to lay a headstone. Instead of bringing closure, this decision is the spark that threatens to set Pickard County ablaze. On a fateful night after the memorial service, Harley tails the youngest Reddick and town miscreant, Paul. The pursuit puts Harley in the path of Pam, a restless young woman looking for escape.

Savage Road by Chris Hauty - Fiction, Political Science, Political Thriller, Politics, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781982126612 | Published January 5, 2021

When a series of devastating cyber attacks rock the United States, Hayley Chill is tasked by the “deeper state” to track down their source. NSA analysts insist that Moscow is the culprit, but that accusation brings plenty of complications with Hayley directing the president as a double agent against the Russians. With increasing pressure on the president to steer him towards a devastating war, it’s up to Hayley to stop the mysterious computer hacker and prevent World War III --- while also uncovering some shocking truths about her own life.

The Butterfly House by Katrine Engberg - Crime, Fiction

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781982127602 | Published January 5, 2021

Hospitals are supposed to be places of healing. But in the coronary care unit at one of Copenhagen’s leading medical centers, a nurse fills a syringe with an overdose of heart medication and stealthily enters the room of an older male patient. Six days earlier, a paperboy on his route in central Copenhagen stumbles upon a macabre find: the naked body of a dead woman, lying in a fountain with arms marked with small incisions. As the investigation ventures into dark corners, it uncovers the ambition and greed that festers beneath the surface of caregiving institutions --- all the more shocking for their depravity --- and what Jeppe and Anette discover will turn their blood as cold as ice ... 

The Fortunate Ones by Ed Tarkington - Coming of Age, Family Life, Fiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616206802 | Published January 5, 2021

When Charlie Boykin was young, he thought his life with his single mother on the working-class side of Nashville was perfectly fine. But when his mother arranges for him to be admitted as a scholarship student to an elite private school, he is suddenly introduced to what the world can feel like to someone cushioned by money. That world, he discovers, is an almost irresistible place where one can bend --- and break --- rules and still end up untarnished. As he gets drawn into a friendship with a charismatic upperclassman and an affluent family that treats him like an adopted son, Charlie quickly adapts to life in the upper echelons of Nashville society. At what point will the attraction of wealth and prestige wear off enough for Charlie to take a stand --- and will he?

The Gates of Athens by Conn Iggulden - Fiction, Historical Fiction, History

Pegasus Books | 9781643136660 | Published January 5, 2021

Under Darius the Great, King of Kings, the mighty Persian army --- swollen by 10,000 warriors known as The Immortals --- have come to subjugate the Greeks. In their path, vastly outnumbered, stands an army of freeborn Athenians. Among them is a clever, fearsome and cunning soldier-statesman, Xanthippus. Against all odds, the Athenians emerge victorious. Yet people soon forget that freedom is bought with blood. Ten years later, Xanthippus watches helplessly as Athens succumbs to the bitter politics of factionalism. Traitors and exiles abound. Trust is at a low ebb when the Persians cross the Hellespont in ever greater numbers in their second attempt to raze Athens to the ground.

 

The Good Doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford - Fiction, Historical Fiction, History

Pegasus Books | 9781643136363 | Published January 5, 2021

Deeply in love and about to marry, students Misha and Sophia flee a Warsaw under Nazi occupation for a chance at freedom. Forced to return to the Warsaw ghetto, they help Misha's mentor, Dr. Janusz Korczak, care for the 200 children in his orphanage. As Korczak struggles to uphold the rights of even the smallest child in the face of unimaginable conditions, he becomes a beacon of hope for the thousands who live behind the walls. As the noose tightens around the ghetto, Misha and Sophia are torn from one another, forcing them to face their worst fears alone. They can only hope to find each other again one day ...

The Heiress: The Revelations of Anne de Bourgh by Molly Greeley - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow | 9780063032002 | Published January 5, 2021

As a fussy baby, Anne de Bourgh’s doctor prescribed laudanum to quiet her, and now the young woman must take the opium-heavy tincture every day. After her father dies unexpectedly, leaving her his vast fortune, Anne has a moment of clarity: what if her life of fragility and illness isn’t truly real? Might there be a better life without the medicine she has been told she cannot live without?
In a frenzy of desperation, Anne discards her laudanum and flees to the London home of her cousin, Colonel John Fitzwilliam, who helps her through her painful recovery. Yet once she returns to health, new challenges await. Shy and utterly inexperienced, the wealthy heiress must forge a new identity for herself, learning to navigate society and the complexities of love and passion. The once wan, passive Anne gives way to a braver woman with a keen edge.
The Liar's Dictionary by Eley Williams - Fiction

Doubleday | 9780385546775 | Published January 5, 2021

Peter Winceworth, Victorian lexicographer, is toiling away at the letter S for Swansby's multivolume Encyclopaedic Dictionary. His disaffection compels him to insert unauthorized fictitious entries into the dictionary in an attempt to assert some sense of individual purpose and artistic freedom. In the present day, Mallory, a young intern employed by the publisher, is tasked with uncovering these mountweazels before the work is digitized. She also has to contend with threatening phone calls from an anonymous caller. Is the change in the definition of marriage really that upsetting? And does the caller really intend for the Swansby's staff to 'burn in hell'? As these two narratives combine, both Winceworth and Mallory discover how they might negotiate the complexities of the often nonsensical, relentless, untrustworthy, hoax-strewn, and undefinable path we call life.
The Portrait by Ilaria Bernadini - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

Pegasus Books | 9781643136189 | Published January 5, 2021

An internationally renowned writer, Valeria Costas has dedicated her life to her work and to her secret lover, Martìn Acla, a prominent businessman. When his sudden stroke makes headlines, her world implodes; the idea of losing him is terrifying. Desperate to find a way to be present during her lover's final days, Valeria commissions his artist wife, Isla, to paint her portrait. In the grand, chaotic London mansion where the man they share --- husband, father, lover --- lies in a coma, Valeria and Isla remain poised on the brink, transfixed by one another. Amidst their own private turmoil, the stories of their lives are exchanged, and as the portrait takes shape, we watch these complex and extraordinary women struggle while the love of their lives departs,

The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. - Fiction, Literary Fiction

G. P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593085684 | Published January 5, 2021

The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593085684 | Published January 5, 2021

Isaiah was Samuel’s and Samuel was Isaiah’s. That was the way it was since the beginning, and the way it was to be until the end. In the barn they tended to the animals, but also to each other, transforming the hollowed-out shed into a place of human refuge, a source of intimacy and hope in a world ruled by vicious masters. But when an older man --- a fellow slave --- seeks to gain favor by preaching the master’s gospel on the plantation, the enslaved begin to turn on their own. Isaiah and Samuel’s love, which was once so simple, is seen as sinful and a clear danger to the plantation’s harmony.