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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 2021

Hardcover

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir by Ai Weiwei - Autobiography, Biography, Memoir, Nonfiction

Crown | 9780553419467 | Published November 2, 2021

Once an intimate of Mao Zedong and the nation’s most celebrated poet, Ai Weiwei’s father was branded a rightist during the Cultural Revolution, and he and his family were banished to a desolate place known as “Little Siberia." Ai Weiwei recounts his childhood in exile, and his difficult decision to leave his family to study art in America, where he befriended Allen Ginsberg and was inspired by Andy Warhol. With candor and wit, he details his return to China and his rise from artistic unknown to art world superstar and international human rights activist.

A Christmas Legacy by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Ballantine Books | 9780593159392 | Published November 2, 2021

After leaving her position with Charlotte and Thomas Pitt to get married, Gracie thought her days as a maid were behind her. But when her good friend’s daughter, Millie, turns up on her doorstep just before the holidays, frantic because things are going missing from the kitchen in the household she serves, Gracie knows she has to find out what is happening. So Gracie takes on Millie’s job herself, claiming Millie is sick and needs a few days to recuperate. At first, it seems that all is normal in the household, even if the couple’s elderly granny keeps entirely to her bedroom upstairs. But Gracie begins to realize that Granny is suffering from neglect --- and rather than helping her, the husband and wife have decided she isn’t dying fast enough.

A Little Hope by Ethan Joella - Family Life, Fiction, Literary Fiction

Scribner | 9781982171193 | Published November 2, 2021

In the small city of Wharton, Connecticut, lives are beginning to unravel. A husband betrays his wife. A son struggles with addiction. A widow misses her late spouse. At the heart of these interlinking stories is one couple: Freddie and Greg Tyler. Greg has just been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a brutal form of cancer. He intends to handle this the way he has faced everything else: through grit and determination. But can Greg successfully overcome his illness? How will Freddie and their daughter cope if he doesn’t? How do the other residents of Wharton learn to live with loss, and find happiness again?
A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Tordotcom | 9781250788870 | Published November 2, 2021

Robin Blyth struggles to be a good older brother, a responsible employer, and the harried baronet of a seat gutted by his late parents’ excesses. When an administrative mistake sees him named the civil service liaison to a hidden magical society, Robin must contend with the beauty and danger of magic, an excruciating deadly curse, and the alarming visions of the future that come with it --- not to mention Edwin Courcey, his cold and prickly counterpart in the magical bureaucracy, who clearly wishes Robin were anyone and anywhere else. Robin’s predecessor has disappeared, and the mystery of what happened to him reveals unsettling truths about the very oldest stories they’ve been told about the land they live on and what binds it.
American Comics: A History by Jeremy Dauber - History, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393635607 | Published November 2, 2021

Comics have conquered America. In AMERICAN COMICS, Columbia professor Jeremy Dauber takes readers through their incredible but little-known history. Dauber’s story shows not only how comics have changed over the decades but how American politics and culture have changed them. Throughout, he describes the origins of beloved comics, champions neglected masterpieces, and argues that we can understand how America sees itself through whose stories comics tell. 

Blue-Skinned Gods by SJ Sindu - Fiction

Soho Press | 9781641292429 | Published November 2, 2021

In Tamil Nadu, India, a boy is born with blue skin. His father sets up an ashram, and the family makes a living off of the pilgrims who seek the child’s blessings and miracles, believing young Kalki to be the tenth human incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. In Kalki’s tenth year, he is confronted with three trials that will test his power and prove his divine status and, his father tells him, spread his fame worldwide. While he seems to pass them, Kalki begins to question his divinity. 

Burntcoat by Sarah Hall - Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction

Custom House | 9780062657107 | Published November 2, 2021

In an unnamed British city, the virus is spreading, and like everyone else, the celebrated sculptor Edith Harkness retreats inside. She isolates herself in her immense studio, Burntcoat, with Halit, the lover she barely knows. As life outside changes irreparably, inside Burntcoat, Edith and Halit find themselves changed as well: by the histories and responsibilities each carries and bears, by the fears and dangers of the world outside, and by the progressions of their new relationship. And Burntcoat will be transformed, too, into a new and feverish world, a place in which Edith comes to an understanding of how we survive the impossible --- and what is left after we have.
Carry the Dog by Stephanie Gangi - Fiction, Literary

Algonquin Books | 9781643751276 | Published November 2, 2021

Bea Seger has spent a lifetime running from her childhood. The daughter of a famous photographer, she and her brothers were the subjects of an explosive series of images in the 1960s known as the Marx Nudes. Now, decades later, both the Museum of Modern Art and Hollywood have come calling, eager to cash in on the enduring interest in these infamous photos. Bea faces a choice: Let the world in or leave it all locked away in a storage unit forever. 

Clive Cussler's The Devil's Sea by Dirk Cussler - Adventure, Fiction, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593419649 | Published November 2, 2021

In 1959 Tibet, a Buddhist artifact of immense importance was seemingly lost to history in the turmoil of the Communist takeover. But when National Underwater and Marine Agency Director Dirk Pitt discovers a forgotten plane crash in the Philippine Sea over 60 years later, new clues emerge to its hidden existence. But Pitt and his compatriot Al Giordino have larger worries when they are ordered to recover a failed hypersonic missile from Luzon Strait. Only someone else is after it, too…a rogue Chinese military team that makes their own discovery, hijacking a ship capable of stirring the waters of the deep into a veritable Devil’s Sea.
Cokie: A Life Well Lived by Steven V. Roberts - Biography, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062851475 | Published November 2, 2021

Cokie had many roles in her lifetime: Daughter. Wife. Mother. Journalist. Advocate. Historian. Reflecting on her life, those closest to her remember her impressive mind, impish wit, infectious laugh, and the tenacity that sent her career skyrocketing through glass ceilings at NPR and ABC. They marvel at how she often put others before herself and cared deeply about the world around her. When faced with daily decisions and dilemmas, many still ask themselves the question, ‘What Would Cokie Do?’
Everything We Didn't Say by Nicole Baart - Family Life, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Atria Books | 9781982115081 | Published November 2, 2021

Juniper Baker had just graduated from high school when Cal and Beth Murphy, a childless couple who lived on a neighboring farm, were brutally murdered. When her younger brother became the prime suspect, June’s world collapsed. She left, promising never to return to tiny Jericho, Iowa. Until now. Officially, she’s back in town to help an ill friend manage the local library. But really, she’s returned to repair her relationship with her teenage daughter, who’s been raised by Juniper’s mother and stepfather since birth --- and to solve the infamous Murphy murders once and for all. The race to the truth puts past and present on a dangerous collision course. Will revealing what really happened mean a fresh start? Or will the truth destroy everything Juniper loves for a second time? 
Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight by Janet Evanovich - Fiction, Mystery

Atria Books | 9781982154875 | Published November 2, 2021

When Stephanie Plum is woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of footsteps in her apartment, she wishes she didn’t keep her gun in the cookie jar in her kitchen. And when she finds out the intruder is fellow apprehension agent Diesel, six feet of hard muscle and bad attitude who she hasn’t seen in more than two years, she still thinks the gun might come in handy. Turns out Diesel and Stephanie are on the trail of the same fugitive: Oswald Wednesday, an international computer hacker as brilliant as he is ruthless. Unsure if Diesel is her partner or her competition in this case, she’ll need to watch her back every step of the way as she sets the stage to draw Wednesday out from behind his computer and into the real world.
H. G. Wells: Changing the World by Claire Tomalin - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Science Fiction

Penguin Press | 9781984879028 | Published November 2, 2021

Claire Tomalin brings to life the early years of H. G. Wells, and traces his formation as a writer of extraordinary originality and ambition. But it wasn't until the publication of his first novel, THE TIME MACHINE, in 1895, that Wells attained the great success he had so longed for. His book, which transformed the way readers saw the world, was hailed as an extraordinary accomplishment. Until the period leading up to the first world war, Wells wrote books at an almost unprecedented speed --- about science, mysteries, and prophecies; aliens, planets, and space travel; mermaids, the bottom of the sea, and distant islands. His most famous works have never been out of print, and his influence is still felt today.
Heard It in a Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250235688 | Published November 2, 2021

Layla Hilding is 35 and recently divorced. Struggling to break free from the past --- her glory days as the lead singer in a band and a 10-year marriage to a man who never put her first --- Layla’s newly found independence feels a lot like loneliness. Then there's Josh, the single dad whose daughter attends the elementary school where Layla teaches music. Recently separated, he's still processing the end of his 20 year marriage to his high school sweetheart. Equally cautious and confused about dating in a world that favors apps over meeting organically, Layla and Josh decide to be friends with the potential for something more. Sounds sensible and way too simple --- but when two people are on the rebound, is it heartbreak or happiness that’s a love song away?
Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival by Tom Clavin - History, Holocaust, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250151261 | Published November 2, 2021

On August 13, 1944, Joe Moser set off on his 44th combat mission over occupied France. Soon, he would join almost 170 other Allied airmen as prisoners in Buchenwald, one of the most notorious and deadly of Nazi concentration camps. Moser was just 22 years old, a farm boy from Washington State who fell in love with flying. During the War he realized his dream of piloting a P-38 Lightning, one of the most effective weapons the Army Air Corps had against the powerful German Luftwaffe. But on that hot August morning he had to bail out of his damaged, burning plane. Captured immediately, Moser’s journey into hell began.
Murder, She Wrote: Debonair in Death by Jessica Fletcher and Terrie Farley Moran - Fiction, Mystery

Berkley | 9780593333624 | Published November 2, 2021

When Nelson Penzell, co-owner of a local art and treasure store in Cabot Cove, is murdered, the nail tech from Jessica Fletcher's favorite beauty parlor is the main suspect. After all, she's the one who ran out of the store screaming, covered in blood, and holding the murder weapon. Jessica is positive that despite the circumstances, Coreen can't possibly be guilty, and is determined to prove it. When Michael Haggerty, handsome MI-6 agent and Jessica's old friend, is caught snooping around the victim’s home, it's quickly apparent to her that she was right. If she wants to clear Coreen's name, Jessica will have to work alongside Michael to find out who killed Nelson --- and maybe help bust a crime ring in the process.
New York, My Village by Uwem Akpan - Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393881424 | Published November 2, 2021

From a suspiciously cheap Hell’s Kitchen walk-up, Nigerian editor and winner of a Toni Morrison Publishing Fellowship Ekong Udousoro is about to begin the opportunity of a lifetime: to learn the ins and outs of the publishing industry from its incandescent epicenter. While his sophisticated colleagues meet him with kindness and hospitality, he is soon exposed to a colder, ruthlessly commercial underbelly. The lights of Times Square slide off the hardened veneer of New Yorkers plowing past the tourists. A collective antagonism toward the “other” consumes Ekong’s daily life. Yet in overcoming misunderstandings with his neighbors, and in bonding with his true allies at work and advocating for healing back home, Ekong proves that there is still hope in sharing our stories.

Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart - Fiction, Literary

Random House | 9781984855121 | Published November 2, 2021

It’s March 2020 and a calamity is unfolding. A group of friends and friends-of-friends gathers in a country house to wait out the pandemic. Over the next six months, new friendships and romances will take hold, while old betrayals will emerge, forcing each character to reevaluate whom they love and what matters most. 

Still Life by Sarah Winman - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593330753 | Published November 2, 2021

Tuscany, 1944: As Allied troops advance and bombs fall around deserted villages, a young English soldier, Ulysses Temper, has a chance encounter with Evelyn Skinner, a middle-aged art historian who has come to Italy to salvage paintings from the ruins and recall long-forgotten memories of her own youth. In each other, Ulysses and Evelyn find a kindred spirit amongst the rubble of war-torn Italy, and set off on a course of events that will shape Ulysses's life for the next four decades. As Ulysses returns home to London he carries his time in Italy with him. And when an unexpected inheritance brings him back to where it all began, Ulysses knows better than to tempt fate, and returns to the Tuscan hills.
The Attic on Queen Street by Karen White - Fiction, Supernatural, Women's Fiction

Berkley | 9780451475251 | Published November 2, 2021

When her husband, Jack, has asks for a separation, Melanie doesn’t have much time to wonder where it all went wrong --- but that doesn’t stop her from trying to win her husband back. Their relationship issues are pushed aside, however, when longtime nemesis, Marc Longo, comes to them with a proposition:  allow their Tradd Street house to be used as the filming location for the movie adaptation of Marc’s bestselling book, and he will help Jack re-establish his stalled writing career. Melanie’s doubts soon prove to be well founded when she uncovers ulterior reasons for Marc wanting to be back in their house --- reasons that include a hidden gem so brilliant that legend links it to the most infamous jewel of all, the Hope Diamond. But Melanie has an unexpected ally in protecting the house and its inhabitants --- the ghost of a Civil War era girl warns her of increasing threats to her family. 
The Christmas Promise by Richard Paul Evans - Christian Fiction, Fiction, Holiday

Gallery Books | 9781982177423 | Published November 2, 2021

In this novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE NOEL COLLECTION, love and faith help restore light and warmth long thought dimmed, proving that the true magic of Christmas lies in the people we care for most.

The Collective by Alison Gaylin - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780063083158 | Published November 2, 2021

Camille Gardner is a grieving --- and angry --- mother who, five years after her daughter’s death, is still obsessed with the privileged young man she believes to be responsible. When her rash actions attract the attention of a secret group of women --- the collective --- Camille is drawn into a dark web where these mothers share their wildly different stories of loss. Fueled by mutual rage, these women orchestrate their own brand of justice through precise, anonymous, complexly plotted and perfectly executed revenge killings. Becoming more deeply enmeshed in the group, Camille learns truths about the collective --- and about herself --- that she may not be able to survive.
The Correspondents: Six Women Writers on the Front Lines of World War II by Judith Mackrell - Autobiography, Biography, Nonfiction, Women's History

Doubleday | 9780385547666 | Published November 2, 2021

On the front lines of the Second World War, a contingent of female journalists were bravely waging their own battle. Barred from combat zones and faced with entrenched prejudice and bureaucratic restrictions, these women were forced to fight for the right to work on equal terms with men. From chasing down sources and narrowly dodging gunfire to conducting tumultuous love affairs and socializing with luminaries like Eleanor Roosevelt, Picasso and Man Ray, these six women are captured in all their complexity. With her gripping, intimate and nuanced portrait, Judith Mackrell celebrates these courageous reporters who risked their lives for the scoop.

The Family by Naomi Krupitsky - Family Life, Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525541998 | Published November 2, 2021

Sofia Colicchio is a free spirit, loud and untamed. Antonia Russo is thoughtful, ever observing the world around her. Best friends since birth, they live in the shadow of their fathers’ unspoken community: the Family. But the disappearance of Antonia’s father drives a whisper-thin wedge between the girls as they grow into women, wives, mothers, and leaders. Their hearts expand in tandem with Red Hook and Brooklyn around them, as they push against the boundaries of society’s expectations and fight to preserve their complex but life-sustaining friendship. One fateful night their loyalty to each other and the Family will be tested. Only one of them can pull the trigger before it’s too late.

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak - Family Life, Fiction, Literary, Women's Fiction

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781635578591 | Published November 2, 2021

Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. Kostas and Defne grow in their forbidden love for each other. A fig tree stretches through a cavity in the roof, and this tree bears witness to their hushed, happy meetings and eventually, to their silent, surreptitious departures. The tree is there when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, and when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas returns. He is a botanist looking for native species, but really, he’s searching for lost love.