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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.

September 2021

Paperback

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood - Comedy, Fiction, Romance

Berkley | 9780593336823 | Published September 14, 2021

As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn't believe in lasting romantic relationships. But her best friend does. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks: Scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting biologist, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees. That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor --- and well-known ass. Which is why Olive is positively floored when Stanford's reigning lab tyrant agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire, putting Olive's career on the Bunsen burner, Adam surprises her again with his unyielding support and even more unyielding...six-pack abs.

The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year: 2021 edited by Lee Child, series edited by Otto Penzler - Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

Mysterious Press | 9781613162385 | Published September 14, 2021

Under the auspices of New York City's legendary mystery fiction specialty bookstore, The Mysterious Bookshop, and aided by Edgar Award-winning anthologist Otto Penzler, international bestseller Lee Child has selected the 20 most suspenseful, most confounding and most mysterious short stories from the past year, collected now in one entertaining volume.

These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever - Fiction

Harper Perennial | 9780062963642 | Published September 14, 2021

When Paul enters university in early 1970s Pittsburgh, it’s with the hope of moving past the recent death of his father. When he meets the worldly Julian in his freshman ethics class, he is immediately drawn to his classmate’s effortless charm. Paul will stop at nothing to prove himself worthy of their friendship, because with Julian life is more invigorating than he ever could have imagined. But as charismatic as he can choose to be, Julian is also volatile and capriciously cruel. As their friendship spirals into all-consuming intimacy, they each learn the lengths to which the other will go in order to stay together, their obsession ultimately hurtling them toward an act of irrevocable violence.

To Hold Up the Sky by Cixin Liu - Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories

Tor Books | 9781250306067 | Published September 14, 2021

In TO HOLD UP THE SKY, Cixin Liu takes us across time and space --- from a rural mountain community where elementary students must use physics to prevent an alien invasion; to coal mines in northern China where new technology will either save lives of unleash a fire that will burn for centuries; to a time very much like our own, when superstring computers predict our every move; to 10,000 years in the future, when humanity is finally able to begin anew; to the very collapse of the universe itself. Written between 1999 and 2017 and never before published in English, these stories came into being during decades of major change in China.

We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence by Becky Cooper - Memoir, Nonfiction, True Crime

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538746851 | Published September 14, 2021

1969: the height of counterculture and the year universities would seek to curb the unruly spectacle of student protest; the winter that Harvard University would begin the tumultuous process of merging with Radcliffe, its all-female sister school; and the year that Jane Britton, an ambitious 23-year-old graduate student in Harvard's Anthropology Department and daughter of Radcliffe Vice President J. Boyd Britton, would be found bludgeoned to death. Forty years later, a curious undergrad named Becky Cooper will hear the first whispers of the story --- a tale of gender inequality in academia, a “cowboy culture” among empowered male elites, the silencing effect of institutions, and our compulsion to rewrite the stories of female victims.

The Man in Milan by Vito Racanelli - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Polis Books | 9781951709624 | Published September 15, 2021

When NYPD detectives Paul Rossi and Hamilton P. Turner begin investigating the Sutton Place murder of an Italian air force pilot, they find themselves sucked into the potential cover-up of the Ustica massacre, the most horrific aviation crime in Italian history. But as they begin investigating, Rossi and Turner come up against NYPD bureaucratic obstacles and stonewalling by the Italian Consulate in New York City. Lieutenant Laura Muro, the policewoman sister of the victim, comes to New York to aid the investigation, but soon the trio find themselves in the crosshairs of the Gladio, Italy’s powerful, shadowy political cabal whose reach extends to the highest reaches of New York political and ruling class.

A Song of Flight: A Warrior Bards Novel by Juliet Marillier - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery

Ace | 9780451492821 | Published September 21, 2021

Bard and fighter Liobhan is always ready for a challenge. So when news arrives at Swan Island that the prince of Dalriada has gone missing after an assault by both masked men and the sinister Crow Folk, she's eager to act. While Liobhan and her fellow Swan Island warriors seek answers to the prince's disappearance, the bard Brocc, Liobhan's brother, finds himself in dire trouble. His attempts to communicate with the Crow Folk have led him down a perilous path. When Liobhan and her comrades are sent to the rescue, it becomes clear that the two missions are connected --- and a great mystery unfolds. What brought the Crow Folk to Erin? And who seeks to use them in an unscrupulous bid for power?

An Impossible Promise: A Providence Falls Novel by Jude Deveraux and Tara Sheets - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Mira | 9780778332084 | Published September 21, 2021

Liam O’Connor unknowingly changed the course of destiny when he fell in love with Cora McLeod over a century ago. Their passion was intense, brief and tragic. And the angels have been trying to restore the balance of fate ever since. Now police officers in Providence Falls, North Carolina, Liam and Cora are partners on a murder investigation. The intensity of the case has drawn them closer together --- exactly what Liam is supposed to avoid. The angels have made it clear that Cora must be with Finley Walsh. But headstrong Cora makes her own decisions, and she’s starting to have feelings for Liam --- the only thing he’s ever really wanted. Liam knows this is the last chance to save his soul. But does he love Cora enough to let her go?

Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land by Toni Jensen - Memoir, Nonfiction

Ballantine Books | 9781984821201 | Published September 21, 2021

Toni Jensen grew up around guns. As a girl, she learned to shoot birds in rural Iowa with her father, a card-carrying member of the NRA. As an adult, she’s had guns waved in her face near Standing Rock, and felt their silent threat on the concealed-carry campus where she teaches. And she has always known that in this she is not alone. As a Métis woman, she is no stranger to the violence enacted on the bodies of indigenous women, on indigenous land, and the ways it is hidden, ignored, forgotten. In CARRY, Jensen maps her personal experience onto the historical, exploring how history is lived in the body and redefining the language we use to speak about violence in America.

Catch Us When We Fall by Juliette Fay - Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780063079960 | Published September 21, 2021

On her own since the age of 18, Cass Macklin dated brilliant, troubled Ben McGreavy. They partied their way through their 20s, slowly descending into a bleak world of binge-drinking and broken promises. Now Ben is dead, and Cass is broke, homeless, scared…and pregnant. Determined to have a healthy pregnancy and raise Ben’s baby, Cass has to find a way to stop drinking and build a stable life for herself and her child. But with no money, skills, or sober friends or family, the task seems insurmountable. At wit’s end, Cass turns to the only person with the means to help her: Ben’s brother Scott, third baseman for the Boston Red Sox, a man with a temper and problems of his own. The two make a deal that neither one of them is sure they can live up to.

Double Agent by Tom Bradby - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grove Press | 9780802157652 | Published September 21, 2021

Kidnapped in Venice by a Russian defector, Kate Henderson knows she's in trouble. But when he offers her conclusive evidence that the British Prime Minister is a live agent working for Moscow, Kate’s holiday quickly becomes the start of her next mission. The defector has proof of the PM involved in a sordid scandal --- a video supposedly used to blackmail him into Russian service decades prior --- and a financial paper trail that undeniably links him to the Russians, but his motives are anything but clear. Riddled with doubt that the evidence she is presented with may not in fact be as bulletproof as it seems, Kate reopens the investigation into the PM. As she works through the case, Kate runs up against key people at the heart of the British Establishment who refuse to acknowledge the reality in front of them.

Earthlings written by Sayaka Murata, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori - Fiction

Grove Press | 9780802157010 | Published September 21, 2021

As a child, Natsuki doesn't fit in with her family. Her parents favor her sister, and her best friend is a plush toy hedgehog named Piyyut, who talks to her. He tells her that he has come from the planet Popinpobopia on a special quest to help her save the Earth. One summer, on vacation with her family and her cousin Yuu in her grandparents' ramshackle wooden house in the mountains of Nagano, Natsuki decides that she must be an alien, which would explain why she can't seem to fit in like everyone else. Later, as a grown woman, living a quiet life with her asexual husband, Natsuki is still pursued by dark shadows from her childhood, and decides to flee the "baby factory" of society for good, searching for answers about the vast and frightening mysteries of the universe.

Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Space Opera

Tordotcom | 9781250313218 | Published September 21, 2021

Harrowhark Nonagesimus, last necromancer of the Ninth House, has been drafted by her Emperor to fight an unwinnable war. Side by side with a detested rival, Harrow must perfect her skills and become an angel of undeath --- but her health is failing, her sword makes her nauseous, and even her mind is threatening to betray her. Sealed in the gothic gloom of the Emperor's Mithraeum with three unfriendly teachers, hunted by the mad ghost of a murdered planet, Harrow must confront two unwelcome questions: Is somebody trying to kill her? And if they succeeded, would the universe be better off?

Next to Last Stand: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson - Fiction, Mystery

Penguin Books | 9780525522553 | Published September 21, 2021

One of the most viewed paintings in American history, Custer's Last Fight, copied and distributed by Anheuser-Busch at a rate of over two million copies a year, was destroyed in a fire at the 7th Cavalry Headquarters in Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1946. Or was it? When Charley Lee Stillwater dies of an apparent heart attack at the Wyoming Home for Soldiers & Sailors, Walt Longmire is called in to try and make sense of a piece of a painting and a Florsheim shoebox containing a million dollars, sending the good sheriff on the trail of a dangerous art heist.

Panic Attack: A Daniel Rinaldi Thriller by Dennis Palumbo - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464213458 | Published September 21, 2021

A survivor of two attempts on his life by a deranged killer, psychologist Daniel Rinaldi counsels trauma patients in his private practice, and contracts with the Pittsburgh Police to help victims of violent crime cope with their experience. When a sports mascot is gunned down by a sniper at a college football game he attends, Rinaldi becomes an accidental yet integral part of the investigation. To begin with, the victim in the costume is not the person who was supposed to be wearing it. When the actual "Teasdale Tiger" hears the news, he suffers a crippling panic attack and calls on Rinaldi to talk him through it. From there, Rinaldi seems to be in all the wrong places at all the wrong times, as the sniper continues his killing spree.

Snowdrift: An Embla Nyström Investigation written by Helene Tursten, translated by Marlaine Delargy - Fiction, Mystery

Soho Crime | 9781641293082 | Published September 21, 2021

It’s been 14 years since Detective Inspector Embla Nyström’s best friend disappeared from a nightclub in Gothenburg. So she is stunned when she recognizes her voice on the phone before the call abruptly disconnects. Then she learns that a man has been found shot dead in one of the guest houses that he and his wife manage in rural Sweden. When Embla arrives on the scene, she receives another shock. The dead man is Milo Stavic, a well-known gang member and one of the last people seen with Lollo. The same night that Milo was shot in the guest house, his brother Luca was also killed. Why, after all these years, is someone targeting the Stavic brothers, and where is the third brother?

The Awkward Black Man: Stories by Walter Mosley - Fiction, Short Stories

Grove Press | 9780802156853 | Published September 21, 2021

Bestselling author Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension, with both his extraordinary fiction and gripping writing for television. THE AWKWARD BLACK MAN collects 17 of his most accomplished short stories to showcase the full range of his remarkable talent. Mosley presents distinct characters as they struggle to move through the world in each of these stories --- heroes who are awkward, nerdy, self-defeating, self-involved and, on the whole, odd. He overturns the stereotypes that corral black male characters and paints a subtle, powerful portrait of each of these unique individuals.

The Forger's Daughter by Bradford Morrow - Fiction, Literary, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802149558 | Published September 21, 2021

When a scream shatters the summer night outside their country house in the Hudson Valley, reformed literary forger Will and his wife Meghan find their daughter Maisie shaken and bloodied, holding a parcel her attacker demanded she present to her father. Inside is a literary rarity the likes of which few have ever handled, and a letter laying out impossible demands regarding its future. After 20 years of living life on the straight and narrow, Will finds himself drawn back to forgery, ensnared in a plot to counterfeit the rarest book in American literature: Edgar Allan Poe’s first, TAMERLANE, of which only a dozen copies are known to have survived. Until now.

The Land by Thomas Maltman - Fiction

Soho Press | 9781641293143 | Published September 21, 2021

Recovering from a terrible auto accident just before the turn of the millennium, college dropout and hobbyist computer-game programmer Lucien Swenson becomes the caretaker of a house in northern Minnesota. Shortly after moving in, Lucien sets out to find a woman with whom he had an affair, who vanished along with money stolen from the bank where they had worked together. His search will take him to Rose of Sharon, a white supremacist church deep in the wilderness, where a cabal of outcasts await the end of the world at a place they call The Land. Lucien is visited at the house by a mysterious guest, who may not be who she claims, as well as a vast flock of violent ravens out of an apocalyptic vision.

The Last Days of John Lennon by James Patterson, with Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge - Nonfiction, True Crime

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538753033 | Published September 21, 2021

With the Beatles, John Lennon surpasses his youthful dreams, achieving a level of superstardom that defies classification. Mark David Chapman once worshipped his idols from afar but now harbors grudges against those, like Lennon, whom he feels betrayed him. He is convinced that Lennon has misled fans with his message of hope and peace --- and he is not staying away any longer. Enriched by exclusive interviews with Lennon’s friends and associates, including Paul McCartney, THE LAST DAYS OF JOHN LENNON is the thrilling true story of two men who changed history: one whose indelible songs enliven our world to this day, and the other who ended the beautiful music with five pulls of a trigger.

The Lying Life of Adults written by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Europa Editions | 9781609457150 | Published September 21, 2021

Giovanna’s pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into her Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father clearly despise? Surely there is a mirror somewhere in which she can see herself as she truly is. Giovanna is searching for her reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves from one to the other in search of the truth, but neither city seems to offer answers or escape.

The Moon, the Stars, and Madame Burova by Ruth Hogan - Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780063075436 | Published September 21, 2021

Madame Burova --- beloved Tarot reader, palmist and clairvoyant --- is retiring and leaving her booth on the Brighton seafront. After a lifetime of keeping other people’s secrets, she is ready to have a little piece of life for herself. But she still has one last thing to do --- to fulfill a promise made in the 1970s, when she and her girlfriends were carefree, with their whole lives still before them. In London, it is time for another woman to make a fresh start. Billie has lost her university job, her marriage and her place in the world when a sudden and unlikely discovery leaves her very identity in question. Determined to find answers, she must follow a trail…which leads to Brighton, the pier and directly to Madame Burova’s door.

The Spires by Kate Moretti - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781542021715 | Published September 21, 2021

Penelope Cox barely has her life together when the past comes knocking at her door. Willa Blaine, her old roommate, needs her help: refuge from an abusive husband. Twenty years earlier, Penelope, Willa and three friends lived together in a converted church and formed their own dysfunctional family; they called themselves “the Spires.” But nights of wild parties gave way to a darker undercurrent: jealousy, resentment, unrequited love and obsession. Tensions boiled over during a night of debauchery that ended in a deadly fire, leaving the Spires scattered and forever changed. Willa is the perfect houseguest, but Penelope can’t help but feel the cracks in her life widen as she begins to question Willa’s motives.

The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation by Lynne Cheney - History, Nonfiction

Penguin Books | 9781101980057 | Published September 21, 2021

From a small expanse of land on the North American continent came four of the nation's first five presidents --- a geographic dynasty whose members led a revolution, created a nation and ultimately changed the world. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe were born, grew to manhood, and made their homes within a 60-mile circle east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Friends and rivals, they led in securing independence, hammering out the United States Constitution and building a working republic. Acting together, they doubled the territory of the United States. From their disputes came American political parties and the weaponizing of newspapers, the media of the day.

The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West - Nonfiction, Social Sciences

Hachette Books | 9780316449861 | Published September 21, 2021

From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In THE WITCHES ARE COMING, Lindy West turns that refrain on its head. You think this is a witch hunt? Fine. You've got one. Here, she extolls the world-changing magic of truth, urging readers to reckon with dark lies in the heart of the American mythos, and unpacking the complicated, and sometimes tragic, politics of not being a white man in the 21st century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden (or not so hidden) in the media that she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions and prejudice that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics.