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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 2022

Hardcover

Bibliolepsy by Gina Apostol - Fiction

Soho Press | 9781641292511 | Published January 4, 2022

It is the mid-80s, two decades into the kleptocratic, brutal rule of Ferdinand Marcos. The Philippine economy is in deep recession, and civil unrest is growing by the day. But Primi Peregrino has her own priorities: tracking down books and pursuing romantic connections with their authors. For Primi, the nascent revolution means that writers are gathering more often, and with greater urgency, so that every poetry reading she attends presents a veritable “Justice League” of authors for her to choose among. As the Marcos dictatorship stands poised to topple, Primi remains true to her fantasy: that she, “a vagabond from history, a runaway from time,” can be saved by sex, love and books.

Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Random House | 9780593243428 | Published January 4, 2022

Welcome to Queens, where streets echo with languages from all over the globe, subways rumble above dollar stores, trees bloom and topple over sidewalks, and the funky scent of the Atlantic Ocean wafts in from Rockaway Beach. Within one of New York City’s most vibrant and eclectic boroughs, young women of color like Nadira, Gabby, Naz, Trish, Angelique and countless others, attempt to reconcile their immigrant backgrounds with the American culture in which they come of age. Here, they become friends for life. But as they age, their paths diverge and rifts form between them, as some choose to remain on familiar streets, while others find themselves ascending in the world.

Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho - Fiction

Viking | 9780593296042 | Published January 4, 2022

Best friends since second grade, Fiona Lin and Jane Shen explore the lonely freeways and seedy bars of Los Angeles together through their teenage years, surviving unfulfilling romantic encounters and carrying with them the scars of their families' tumultuous pasts. When Fiona moves to New York and cares for a sick friend through a breakup with an opportunistic boyfriend, Jane remains in California and grieves her estranged father's sudden death, in the process alienating an overzealous girlfriend. Strained by distance and unintended betrayals, the women float in and out of each other's lives, their friendship both a beacon of home and a reminder of all they've lost.

Honor by Thrity Umrigar - Culture, Fiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616209957 | Published January 4, 2022

Indian American journalist Smita has returned to India to cover a story. As she follows the case of Meena, Smita comes face to face with a society where tradition carries more weight than one’s own heart and a story that threatens to unearth the painful secrets of Smita’s own past. While Meena’s fate hangs in the balance, Smita tries in every way she can to right the scales. At the same time Smita finds herself increasingly drawn to Mohan, an Indian man she meets while on assignment. 

No Land to Light On by Yara Zgheib - Family Life, Fiction

Atria Books | 9781982187422 | Published January 4, 2022

Hadi and Sama are a young Syrian couple flying high on a whirlwind love, dreaming up a life in the country that brought them together. Now, they are giddily awaiting the birth of their son, a boy whose native language would be freedom and belonging. When Sama is five months pregnant, Hadi’s father dies suddenly in Jordan, the night before his visa appointment at the embassy. Hadi flies back for the funeral, promising his wife that he’ll only be gone for a few days. On the day his flight is due to arrive in Boston, Sama is waiting for him at the airport, eager to bring him back home. But as the minutes and then hours pass, she continues to wait, unaware that Hadi has been stopped at the border and detained for questioning, trapped in a timeless, nightmarish limbo.

Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez - Fiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250786173 | Published January 4, 2022

It's 2017, and Olga and her brother, Pedro “Prieto” Acevedo, are boldfaced names in their hometown of New York. Prieto is a popular congressman representing their gentrifying Latinx neighborhood in Brooklyn, while Olga is the tony wedding planner for Manhattan’s power brokers. Despite their alluring public lives, behind closed doors things are far less rosy. Sure, Olga can orchestrate the love stories of the one percent, but she can’t seem to find her own...until she meets Matteo, who forces her to confront the effects of long-held family secrets. Olga and Prieto’s mother, Blanca, a Young Lord turned radical, abandoned her children to advance a militant political cause, leaving them to be raised by their grandmother. Now, with the winds of hurricane season, Blanca has come barreling back into their lives.

Seasonal Work: Stories by Laura Lippman - Anthology, Fiction, Mystery

William Morrow | 9780063000032 | Published January 4, 2022

Lippman’s beloved Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan keeps a watchful eye on a criminally resourceful single father in “Seasonal Work,” while her mother, Judith, realizes that the life of “The Everyday Housewife” is an excellent cover for all kinds of secrets. In “Slow Burner,” a husband’s secret cell phone proves to be a dicey temptation for a suspicious wife. A father’s hidden past piques the curiosity of a young snoop in “The Last of Sheila-Locke Holmes.” Plus seven other brilliantly crafted stories of deception, murder, dangerous games and love gone wrong.

The Last Dance of the Debutante by Julia Kelly - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Gallery Books | 9781982171636 | Published January 4, 2022

When it’s announced that 1958 will be the last year debutantes are to be presented at court, aspiring university student Lily Nichols agrees to become a debutante and do the Season, a glittering and grueling string of countless balls and cocktail parties. In doing so, she befriends two very different women: the cool and aloof Leana Hartford whose apparent perfection hides a darker side and the ambitious Katherine Norman who dreams of a career once she helps her parents find their place among the elite. But the glorious effervescence of the Season evaporates once Lily learns a devastating secret that threatens to destroy her entire family. Faced with a dark past, she’s forced to ask herself what really matters: her family legacy or her own happiness.
The Latinist by Mark Prins - Fiction, Psychological Thriller

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393541274 | Published January 4, 2022

Tessa Templeton has thrived at Oxford University under the tutelage and praise of esteemed classics professor Christopher Eccles. And now, his support is the one thing she can rely on. Yet shortly before her thesis defense, Tessa learns that Chris has sabotaged her career --- and realizes their relationship is not at all what she believed.

The Maid by Nita Prose - Fiction, Mystery

Ballantine Books | 9780593356159 | Published January 4, 2022

Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by. Since Gran died a few months ago, 25-year-old Molly has been navigating life's complexities all by herself. No matter --- she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. But her orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black dead in his bed. Before she knows what's happening, Molly's unusual demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect. She quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception, one she has no idea how to untangle.

The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781982156121 | Published January 4, 2022

Frida Liu doesn’t have a career worthy of her Chinese immigrant parents’ sacrifices. She can’t persuade her husband, Gust, to give up his wellness-obsessed younger mistress. Only with Harriet, their cherubic daughter, does Frida finally attain the perfection expected of her. Harriet may be all she has, but she is just enough. Until Frida has a very bad day. The state has its eyes on mothers like Frida. The ones who check their phones, letting their children get injured on the playground; who let their children walk home alone. Because of one moment of poor judgment, a host of government officials will now determine if Frida is a candidate for a Big Brother-like institution that measures the success or failure of a mother’s devotion. Faced with the possibility of losing Harriet, Frida must prove that a bad mother can be redeemed.

When You Are Mine by Michael Robotham - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Scribner | 9781982166458 | Published January 4, 2022

Philomena McCarthy is a young, ambitious police office with the elite Metropolitan Police in London. When she responds to a domestic violence call, she finds the victim, Tempe Brown, trying to protect her abuser, a married man named Darren Goodall, a decorated Scotland Yard detective afraid of no one. As Philomena pursues the case against him, she not only encounters resistance from her police force colleagues but also becomes dangerously entangled with the victim --- who is not at all whom she appears to be --- much to the increasing endangerment of herself and Henry, her fiancée.

The Horsewoman by James Patterson and Mike Lupica - Fiction, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316499774 | Published January 10, 2022

Maggie Atwood and Becky McCabe, mother and daughter, both champion riders, vowed to never, ever, go up against one another. Until the tense, harrowing competitions leading to the Paris Olympics. Mother and daughter share a dream: to be the best horsewoman in the world. Coronado is Maggie’s horse. An absolutely top-tier Belgian warmblood. Sky is Becky’s horse. A small, speedy Dutch warmblood. 

Antoinette's Sister by Diana Giovinazzo - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538720127 | Published January 11, 2022

Maria Carolina Charlotte knows her position as a Habsburg archduchess will inevitably force her to leave her home, her family and her cherished sister, Antoinette. But not yet. The Habsburg family is celebrating a great triumph: Charlotte’s older sister, Josepha, has been promised to King Ferdinand IV of Naples. After visiting the family crypt, Josepha contracts smallpox and dies. Shocked, Charlotte is forced to face an unthinkable new reality: she must now marry Ferdinand. Bereft and alone, Charlotte finds that her life in Naples is more complicated than she could ever have imagined. In a time of political uprisings and royal executions and with the increasingly desperate crisis her favorite sister, Queen Marie Antoinette, is facing in France, how is a young monarch to keep hold of everything she loves? 

BOX 88 by Charles Cumming - Espionage, Fiction, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9781613162736 | Published January 11, 2022

Lachlan Kite is a member of BOX 88, an elite transatlantic black ops outfit so covert that not even MI6 and the CIA are certain of its existence. At the funeral of his childhood best friend, Lachlan falls into a trap that drops him into the hands of a potentially deadly interrogation, with his pregnant wife being held as collateral for the information he’s sworn on his own life to protect. Thirty years earlier Lachlan, then just out of the upper class boarding school where he was reared, was BOX 88’s newest recruit. In the haze of a gap year summer, he cut his teeth on a special assignment on the coast of France. Today, Lachlan’s nostalgia for the trip is corrupted by recollection of the deceit that accompanied it but, in order to save his family, he’ll be forced to revisit those painful memories one last time.

End of Days: A Pike Logan Novel by Brad Taylor - Fiction, Military, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062886101 | Published January 11, 2022

When a paragliding trip over the picturesque mountains of Switzerland results in the brutal murder of the former head of Israeli intelligence, Mossad brings in terrorist hunters Aaron and Shoshana to investigate. Taskforce operators Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill have been trapped in Charleston, South Carolina during COVID-19, so when Aaron and Shoshana show up on their doorstep with Israeli passports and a new mission, they jump at the chance to assist their friends. As they stumble upon the trail of a serial killer loose on the streets of Rome connected to the deaths and follow evidence leading to the exalted Knights of Malta, they must wade deep into the contentious religious and political fractures of Israel and the greater Middle East. 

Find Me by Alafair Burke - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062853363 | Published January 11, 2022

She calls herself Hope Miller, but she has no idea who she actually is. Fifteen years ago, she was found in a small New Jersey town thrown from an overturned vehicle, with no clue to her identity. Now, she’s leaving New Jersey to start over once again. Manhattan defense lawyer Lindsay Kelly, Hope’s best friend and the one who found her after the accident, understands why Hope wants a new beginning. But she worries how her friend will fare in her new East Hampton home. Lindsay’s worst fears are confirmed when she discovers Hope has vanished without a trace --- the only lead a drop of blood found where she was last seen. Even more ominously, the blood matches a DNA sample with a connection to a notorious Kansas murderer.

I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home by Jami Attenberg - Autobiography, Biography, Memoir, Nonfiction

Ecco | 9780063039797 | Published January 11, 2022

As the daughter of a traveling salesman in the Midwest, Attenberg was drawn to a life on the road. Frustrated by quotidian jobs and hungry for inspiration and fresh experiences, her wanderlust led her across the country and eventually on travels around the globe. Through it all she grapples with questions of mortality, otherworldliness and what we leave behind. It is during these adventures that she begins to reflect on the experiences of her youth. Driving across America on self-funded book tours, sometimes crashing on couches when she was broke, she keeps writing: in researching articles for magazines, jotting down ideas for novels, and refining her craft, she grows as an artist and increasingly learns to trust her gut and, ultimately, herself.

Lost & Found: A Memoir by Kathryn Schulz - Autobiography, Biography, Memoir, Nonfiction

Random House | 9780525512462 | Published January 11, 2022

Eighteen months before Kathryn Schulz’s beloved father died, she met the woman she would marry. In LOST & FOUND, she weaves the stories of those relationships into a brilliant exploration of how all our lives are shaped by loss and discovery --- from the maddening disappearance of everyday objects to the sweeping devastations of war, pandemic and natural disaster; from finding new planets to falling in love.

My Annihilation by Fuminori Nakamura - Fiction, Noir

Soho Crime | 9781641292726 | Published January 11, 2022

Delving relentlessly into the darkest corners of human consciousness, MY ANNIHILATION interrogates the unspeakable thoughts all humans share that can be monstrous when brought to life, revealing with disturbing honesty the psychological motives of a killer.

Rise: My Story by Lindsey Vonn - Autobiography, Biography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Dey Street Books | 9780062889447 | Published January 11, 2022

A fixture in the American sports landscape for almost 20 years, Lindsey Vonn is a legend. In RISE, Vonn shares her incredible journey for the first time, going behind the scenes of a badass life built around resilience and risk-taking. One of the most aggressive skiers ever, Vonn offers a fascinating glimpse into the relentless pursuit of her limits. While this iconic grit and perseverance helped her battle a catalog of injuries, these injuries came with a cost --- physical, of course, but also mental. Vonn opens up about her decades-long depression and struggles with self-confidence, discussing candidly how her mental health challenges influenced her career without defining her. 

Robert B. Parker's Bye Bye Baby by Ace Atkins - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593328514 | Published January 11, 2022

Carolina Garcia-Ramirez is a rising star in national politics. The young congresswoman has ignited a new conversation in Boston about race, poverty, health care and the environment. Facing her second campaign, she finds herself not only fighting a tight primary but also contending with numerous death threats. When her chief of staff reaches out to Spenser for security and help finding the culprits of the most credible threats. It doesn’t take long for Spenser to cross paths with an extremist group called The Minutemen, led by a wealthy Harvard grad named Bishop Graves. Although Graves is a social media sensation, pushing an agenda of white supremacy and toxic masculinity, he denies he’s behind the attacks. It’s up to Spenser, Hawk and a surprise trusted ally to ensure the congresswoman is safe. 

Small World by Jonathan Evison - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Dutton | 9780593184127 | Published January 11, 2022

Set against such iconic backdrops as the California gold rush, the development of the transcontinental railroad and a speeding train of modern-day strangers forced together by fate, SMALL WORLD is a grand entertainment. The characters connect in the most intriguing and meaningful ways, winning, breaking and winning our hearts again. In exploring the passengers’ lives and those of their ancestors more than a century before, SMALL WORLD chronicles 170 years of American nation-building. Asking on the most human, intimate scale whether it is truly possible to meet, and survive, the choices posed --- and forced --- by the age. The result is a historical epic with a Dickensian flair that asks whether our nation has made good on its promises. And it hits home as it probes at our country’s injustices.

Something to Hide: A Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George - Crime, Fiction, Mystery

Viking | 9780593296844 | Published January 11, 2022

When a police detective is taken off life support after falling into a coma, only an autopsy reveals the murderous act that precipitated her death. She'd been working on a special task force within North London's Nigerian community, and Acting Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley is assigned to the case, which has far-reaching cultural associations that have nothing to do with life as he knows it. In his pursuit of a killer determined to remain hidden, he's assisted by Detective Sergeants Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata. They must sort through the lies and the secret lives of people whose superficial cooperation masks the damage they do to one another.

The Final Case by David Guterson - Family Life, Fiction

Knopf | 9780525521327 | Published January 11, 2022

A girl dies one late, rainy night a few feet from the back door of her home. The girl, Abeba, was born in Ethiopia. Her adoptive parents, Delvin and Betsy Harvey --- conservative, white fundamentalist Christians --- are charged with her murder. Royal, a Seattle criminal attorney in the last days of his long career, takes Betsy Harvey’s case. An octogenarian without a driver’s license, he leans on his son --- the novel’s narrator --- as he prepares for trial.