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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.

June 2021

Hardcover

Anne of Manhattan by Brina Starler - Fiction, Romance

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780063020740 | Published June 1, 2021

After an idyllic girlhood in Avonlea, Long Island, is set to take on the world and find her voice as a writer in her new home of Manhattan. When her long-time archrival Gilbert Blythe shows up at Redmond College for their final year, Anne gets the shock of her life. Gil has been in California for the five years passed since she ghosted him, and soon they're paired with the same professor for their thesis; the two former competitors come to a grudging peace that turns into something much deeper. But when Gil seemingly betrays her to get ahead, Anne realizes she was right all along --- she should never have trusted Gilbert Blythe. While Gil must prove to Anne that they’re meant to be together, she must come to terms with her old fears if she wants a happily-ever-after with the boy she’s always (secretly) loved.

Double Blind by Edward St. Aubyn - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Farrar, Straus & Giroux | 9780374282196 | Published June 1, 2021

When Olivia meets a new lover just as she is welcoming her best friend, Lucy, back from New York, her dedicated academic life expands precipitously. Her connection to Francis, a committed naturalist living off the grid, is immediate and startling. Eager to involve Lucy in her joy, Olivia introduces the two --- but Lucy has received shocking news of her own that binds the trio unusually close. Over the months that follow, Lucy’s boss, Hunter, Olivia’s psychoanalyst parents, and a young man named Sebastian are pulled into the friends’ orbit, and not one of them will emerge unchanged.

Girl One by Sara Flannery Murphy - Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Thriller

MCD | 9780374601744 | Published June 1, 2021

Josephine Morrow is Girl One, the first of nine “Miracle Babies” conceived without male DNA. When a suspicious fire destroys the commune,  the remaining Girls and their Mothers scatter across the United States and lose touch. Years later, Margaret Morrow goes missing, and Josie sets off on a desperate road trip, tracking down her estranged sisters who seem to hold the keys to her mother’s disappearance. Josie joins forces with the other Girls and faces down those who seek to eradicate their very existence while uncovering secrets about their origins and unlocking devastating abilities they never knew they had.

 

Lizzie & Dante by Mary Bly - Fiction, Romance

The Dial Press | 9780593134825 | Published June 1, 2021

On the heels of a difficult break-up and a devastating diagnosis, Shakespeare scholar Lizzie Delford sneaks off to a public beach on Elba, the sun-kissed island off the Italian coast. There, she meets a sardonic chef named Dante, his battered dog, Lily, and his wry daughter, Etta, a 12-year-old desperate for a mother. While Dante shows Lizzie the island’s secrets, and Etta dazzles with her irreverent humor, Lizzie is confronted with a dilemma. Is it right to fall in love if time is short? Is it better to find a mother briefly, or to have no mother at all? And most pressingly, are the delicacies of life worth tasting, even if you will get to savor them only for a short while? A luscious story of love, courage, and Italian wine, LIZZIE & DANTE demands to know how far we should travel to find a future worth fighting for.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Suspense

Ballantine Books | 9781524798659 | Published June 1, 2021

Malibu: August 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva's --- a talented surfer and supermodel --- annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Attending the party are brothers Jay and Hud. Jay is a championship surfer who is is counting the minutes until nightfall when the girl he can’t stop thinking about promised she’ll be there; Hud, a renowned photographer, longs to confess something to his brother; and the brothers' adored baby sister, Kit, brought an unannounced guest with her. By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family’s generations will all come rising to the surface.

Operation Pedastal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta, 1942 by Max Hastings - History, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062980151 | Published June 1, 2021

OPERATION PEDASTAL chronicles the British mission to save the troops stranded on the island of Malta. In April and May, 1942, the Luftwaffe dropped more bombs on Malta than London received in the blitz. Over twelve days in August, German and Italian forces faced off against British air and naval fleets in one of the fiercest battles of the war, while ships packed with supplies were painstakingly divided and dispersed. In the end only a handful of the Allied ships made it, most important among them the SS Ohio, carrying the much-needed fuel to the men on Malta.As Hastings makes clear, while the Germans claimed victory, it was the British who ultimately prevailed, for Malta remained a crucial asset that helped lead to the Nazis’ eventual defeat.


 

Our Woman in Moscow by Beatriz Williams - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780063020788 | Published June 1, 2021

In the autumn of 1948, Iris Digby vanishes from her London home with her American diplomat husband and their two children. The world is shocked by the family’s sensational disappearance. Were they eliminated by the Soviet intelligence service? Or have the Digbys defected to Moscow with a trove of the West’s most vital secrets? Four years later, Ruth Macallister receives a postcard from the twin sister she hasn’t seen since their catastrophic parting in Rome in the summer of 1940, as war engulfed the continent and Iris fell desperately in love with an enigmatic United States Embassy official named Sasha Digby. Within days, Ruth is on her way to Moscow, posing as the wife of counterintelligence agent Sumner Fox in a precarious plot to extract the Digbys from behind the Iron Curtain.

Painting the Light by Sally Cabot Gunning - Fiction, Historical Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062916242 | Published June 1, 2021

Ida Pease, resident of a seaside farm on Vineyard Haven, and wife to Ezra, a once-charming man who has become an inattentive and altogether unreliable husband. It comes as no surprise to Ida when Ezra is hours late for a Thanksgiving dinner, only to leave abruptly for another supposedly urgent business trip to Boston. But then something truly unthinkable happens: a storm strikes, the ship carrying Ezra and Mose sinks, and they are presumed dead. In the wake of this shocking tragedy, Ida must settle the affairs of Ezra’s estate, a task that brings her to a familiar face from her past --- Henry Barstow, Mose’s brother and executor. As she joins Henry in sifting through the remnants of her husband’s life and work, Ida must learn to separate truth from lies and what matters from what doesn’t.

Palace of the Drowned by Christine Mangan - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Flatiron Books | 9781250788429 | Published June 1, 2021

It’s 1966 and Frankie Croy retreats to her friend’s vacant palazzo in Venice. After a particularly scathing review of her most recent work, alongside a very public breakdown, she needs to recharge and get re-inspired. Then Gilly appears. She seems determined to insinuate herself into Frankie’s solitary life. But there’s something about the young woman that gives Frankie pause. As a series of lies and revelations emerge, the lives of these two women will be tragically altered as the catastrophic 1966 flooding of Venice ravages the city.

 

Ridgeline by Michael Punke - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Western

Henry Holt & Company | 9781250310460 | Published June 1, 2021

It's 1866, and the country has barely recovered from the Civil War. Colonel Henry Carrington arrives in Wyoming’s Powder River Valley to lead the US Army in defending the opening of a new road for gold miners and settlers. Carrington intends to build a fort in the middle of critical hunting grounds, the home of the Lakota. Red Cloud, one of the Lakota’s most respected chiefs, and Crazy Horse, a young but visionary warrior, understand full well the implications of this invasion. As war breaks out between them, alliances are formed among the tribes. The rank-and-file soldiers of Carrington's army, meanwhile, are still divided by the residue of civil war, and tempted to desertion by the nearby goldfields. Michael Punke brings the same immersive, vivid storytelling and historical insight that made his breakthrough debut so memorable.

The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo - Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Tor Books | 9781250784780 | Published June 1, 2021

Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society. She’s also queer and Asian, a Vietnamese adoptee treated as an exotic attraction by her peers, while the most important doors remain closed to her. But the world is full of wonders: infernal pacts and dazzling illusions, lost ghosts and elemental mysteries. In all paper is fire, and Jordan can burn the cut paper heart out of a man. She just has to learn how.

The Eagle's Claw: A Novel of the Battle of Midway by Jeff Shaara - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780525619444 | Published June 1, 2021

Spring 1942. The United States is reeling from the blow the Japanese inflicted at Pearl Harbor. Commander Joe Rochefort cracks the Japanese military encryption, allowing Admiral Chester Nimitz to know precisely what the Japanese are planning. The shocking conflict is seen through these men, as well as fighter pilot Lieutenant Percy “Perk” Baker and Marine Gunnery Sergeant Doug Ackroyd. On the Japanese side, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is the mastermind, along with Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, aging and infirm, and Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi, a firebrand who has no patience for Nagumo’s hesitation. Together, these two men must play out the chess game designed by Yamamoto, without any idea that the Americans are anticipating their every move on the sea and in the air.

The Kobalt Dossier by Eric Van Lustbader - Espionage, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Forge Books | 9781250751218 | Published June 1, 2021

After thwarting the nternationa syndicate known as Nemesis, Evan Ryder returns to Washington, D.C., to find her secret division of the DOD shut down and her deceased sister’s children missing. She's now the target. Evan and her former boss, Ben Butler, must learn to work together as partners as their search will take them from Istanbul to Odessa to deep within the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. And all along the way, an unimaginable enemy stalks in the shadows, an adversary whose secretive past will upend Evan’s entire world and everything she holds dear.

The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery

Tor Books | 9781250767769 | Published June 1, 2021

Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker. Now she speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to those they left behind. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone’s bewitching children --- leaving them husks, empty of joy and strength. It’s on Ropa’s patch, so she feels honor-bound to investigate. Ropa will dice with death as she calls on Zimbabwean magic and Scottish pragmatism to hunt down clues. Yet as shadows lengthen, will the hunter become the hunted?

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

Atria Books | 9781982160135 | Published June 1, 2021

Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she’s thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They’ve only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust. Then the notes begin to appear on Nella’s desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW. It’s hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realizes that there’s a lot more at stake than just her career.

The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America by Elizabeth Letts - Nonfiction, Travel

Ballantine Books | 9780525619321 | Published June 1, 2021

In 1954, sixty-three-year-old Maine farmer Annie Wilkins ignored her doctor’s advice to move into the county charity home and bought a cast-off brown gelding named Tarzan, donned men’s dungarees, and headed south in mid-November. Her goal --- the Pacific Ocean. Annie had little idea what to expect beyond her rural crossroads; she didn’t even have a map. But she did have her ex-racehorse Tarzan, her faithful mutt, and her own unfailing belief that Americans would treat a stranger with kindness. Between 1954 and 1956, Annie rode more than 4,000 miles through America’s big cities and small towns pushing through blizzards, fording rivers, climbing mountains, and clinging to the narrow shoulder as cars whipped by them at terrifying speeds.

The Warsaw Orphan: A WWII Novel by Kelly Rimmer - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Thriller

Graydon House | 9781525811531 | Published June 1, 2021

In the spring of 1942, young Elzbieta Rabinek is well-aware of the Germans who patrol her streets and impose their curfews, but has never given much thought to what goes on behind the walls that contain her Jewish neighbors. But in befriending Sara, a nurse who shares her apartment floor, Elzbieta makes a discovery that propels her into a dangerous world of deception and heroism. Using Sara's credentials to smuggle children out of the ghetto brings Elzbieta face-to-face with the reality of the war behind its walls, and to the plight of the Gorka family, Jewish refugees.

With Teeth by Kristen Arnett - Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9780593191507 | Published June 1, 2021

If she’s being honest, Sammie Lucas is scared of her son. Working from home in the close quarters of their Florida house, she lives with one wary eye peeled on Samson, a sullen, unknowable boy who resists her every attempt to bond with him. Uncertain in her own feelings about motherhood, she tries her best while growing increasingly resentful of Monika, her confident but absent wife. As Samson grows from feral toddler to surly teenager, Sammie’s life begins to deteriorate into a mess of unruly behavior, and her struggle to create a picture-perfect queer family unravels. When her son’s hostility finally spills over into physical aggression, Sammie must confront her role in the mess --- and the possibility that it will never be clean again.

A Rogue's Company: A Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery by Allison Montclair - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250750327 | Published June 8, 2021

In London, 1946, the Right Sort Marriage Bureau is getting on its feet and expanding. Miss Iris Sparks and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge are making a go of it. That is until Lord Bainbridge returns from a business trip to Africa and threatens to undo everything important to her. But there's more going on than that. A new client shows up at the agency, one whom Sparks and Bainbridge begin to suspect really has a secret agenda, somehow involving the Bainbridge family. A murder and a subsequent kidnapping sends Sparks to seek help from a dangerous quarter --- and now their very survival is at stake.

Castle Shade: A Novel of Suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Bantam | 9780525620860 | Published June 8, 2021

The queen is Marie of Roumania: the doubly royal granddaughter of Victoria, Empress of the British Empire, and Alexander II, Tsar of Russia. The castle is Bran: a tall, quirky, ancient structure perched on high rocks overlooking the border between Roumania and its newly regained territory of Transylvania. The threat is . . . well, that is less clear. Shadowy figures, vague whispers, the fears of girls, dangers that may be only accidents. When Queen Marie calls, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are as dubious as they are reluctant. But a young girl is involved, and a beautiful queen. Surely it won’t take long to shine light on this unlikely case of what would seem to be strigoi? Or, as they are known in the West . . . vampires.

Cheated: The Inside Story of the Astros Scandal and a Colorful History of Sign Stealing by Andy Martino - Nonfiction, Sports

Doubleday | 9780385546799 | Published June 8, 2021

The definitive insider story of the cheating scandal that rocked Major League Baseball in 2019, bringing down high-profile coaches and players, and exposing a long-rumored "sign-stealing" dark side of baseball. By the fall of 2019, most teams around Major League Baseball suspected that the Houston Astros had been stealing signs for several years. The Astros had won the 2017 World Series and made the playoffs the next two seasons. All the while, opponents felt that Houston's hitters knew what pitches were coming. The ensuing scandal rivaled that of the 1919 "Black Sox" and the more recent steroid era, and became one of the most significant that the game had ever seen.

Dust Off the Bones by Paul Howarth - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Thriller

Harper | 9780063076006 | Published June 8, 2021

In 1890, estranged brothers Tommy and Billy McBride are living far apart in Queensland, each dealing with the trauma that destroyed their family in different ways. But even in the outback, the past cannot stay buried forever. When a judicial inquest is ordered into the McBride family murders and the subsequent reprisal slaughter of the Kurrong people, both Billy and Police Inspector Edmund Noone --- the man who led the massacre --- are called to testify. The inquest forces Billy to relive events he has long refused to face. He desperately needs to find his brother, Tommy, who for years has been surviving in the wilderness, attempting to move on with his life. But Billy is not the only one looking for Tommy. Now the ruthless Noone is determined to find the young man as well to silence both brothers for good.

Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy by Anne Sebba - Biography, Jewish Interest, True Crime

St. Martin's Press | 9781250198631 | Published June 8, 2021

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg had been convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union in 1953, despite the fact that the US government was aware that the evidence against Ethel was shaky at best and based on the perjury of her own brother. Seventy years after her trial, this is the first time Ethel’s story has been told with the full use of the dramatic and tragic prison letters she exchanged with her husband, her lawyer and her psychotherapist over a three-year period, two of them in solitary confinement. Hers is the resonant story of what happens when a government motivated by fear tramples on the rights of its citizens.

Haven Point by Virginia Hume - Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250266521 | Published June 8, 2021

In 1944, Maren Larsen’s swept off her feet by Dr. Oliver Demarest, a handsome Boston Brahmin whose family spends summers in an insular community on the rocky coast of Maine. In 1970, as the nation grapples with the ongoing conflict in Vietnam, Oliver and Maren are grappling with their fiercely independent 17-year-old daughter Annie. Before the summer is over a terrible tragedy will strike the Demarests --- and in the aftermath, Annie vows never to return to Haven Point. In 2008, Annie’s daughter, Skye, has arrived in Maine to help scatter her mother’s ashes. Maren knows that her granddaughter inherited Annie’s view of Haven Point. But Maren also knows that Annie never told Skye the whole truth about what happened during that fateful summer.

Kin: A Memoir by Shawna Kay Rodenberg - Memoir

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781635574555 | Published June 8, 2021

When Shawna Kay Rodenberg was four, her father, fresh from a ruinous tour in Vietnam, spirited her family from their home in the hills of Eastern Kentucky to Minnesota, renouncing all of their earthly possessions to live in the Body, an off-the-grid End Times religious community.  Soon after the leader of the Body died and revelations of the sexual abuse came to light, her family returned to the same Kentucky mountains that their ancestors have called home for three hundred years. It is a community ravaged by the coal industry, but for all that, rich in humanity, beauty and the complex knots of family love. Curious, resourceful, rebellious, Shawna ultimately leaves her mountain home but only as she masters a perilous balancing act between who she has been and who she will become.