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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 2022

Hardcover

James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life by James Patterson - Memoir, Nonfiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316397537 | Published June 6, 2022

On the morning he was born, he nearly died. He worked at a mental hospital in Massachusetts, where he met the singer James Taylor and the poet Robert Lowell. While he toiled in advertising hell, he wrote the ad jingle line “I’m a Toys ‘R’ Us Kid.” He once watched James Baldwin and Norman Mailer square off to trade punches at a party. Three American presidents have invited him to golf with them. How did a boy from small-town New York become the world’s most successful writer? How does he do it? James Patterson has always wanted to write the kind of novel that would be read and reread so many times that the binding breaks and the book literally falls apart. As he says, “I’m still working on that one.”

A Secret About a Secret by Peter Spiegelman - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literary Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Knopf | 9780307961297 | Published June 7, 2022

Looming high above the cliffside along a remote coastline, Ondstrand House is the headquarters of the shadowy biotech firm Ondstrand Biologic. When the body of the organization’s most gifted young scientist, Allegra Stans, is discovered in a walk-in refrigerator, Agent Myles is called in to investigate. Myles works for Standard Division, the most feared element of a vast state security apparatus, and he’s been dispatched to the brooding manor. As his investigation proceeds, Myles discovers that “gifted scientist” is only one thread in the complicated fabric of Allegra’s life. There are darker strands as well, all woven into a pattern of secrets, each presenting a reasonable motive for murder.

An Extravagant Life: An Autobiography Incorporating Blue Water, Green Skipper by Stuart Woods - Autobiography, Nonfiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593188514 | Published June 7, 2022

Over the last 40 years, Stuart Woods has written more than 90 novels of suspense and intrigue. What many readers don’t know is that his very own life was filled with similar stories of adventure. Born in Georgia, Woods worked in advertising in New York, served in the US Air Force, and had a short stint as an advance man. At the age of 37, he found himself in a transatlantic sailing race and pursued writing as a full-time career shortly thereafter. Along the way, Woods has lived all over the world, from New York to London, Santa Fe to Ireland. Incorporating his iconic sailing memoir BLUE WATER, GREEN SKIPPER, this is the story of a life well-lived and a special inside look into the beloved author’s many exploits.

Aurora by David Koepp - Dystopian, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062916471 | Published June 7, 2022

In Aurora, Illinois, Aubrey Wheeler is just trying to get by after her semi-criminal ex-husband split, leaving behind his unruly teenage son. Then the lights go out --- not just in Aurora but across the globe. A solar storm has knocked out power almost everywhere. Across the country lives Aubrey’s estranged brother, Thom. A fantastically wealthy, neurotically over-prepared Silicon Valley CEO, he plans to ride out the crisis in a gilded desert bunker he built for maximum comfort and security. But the complicated history between the siblings is far from over, and what feels like the end of the world is just the beginning of several long-overdue reckonings --- which not everyone will survive.

Backstory by William L. Myers, Jr. - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Oceanview Publishing | 9781608094905 | Published June 7, 2022

In the aftermath of his wife’s apparent suicide, Jackson Robert Hunter wakes up outside a bar with a badly battered head and no memory. Revelations convince Jackson that his wife’s death wasn’t a suicide, but a murder, and he sets out to find the killer. While hunting the villain and struggling with his amnesia, Jackson discovers that his own backstory is a dark one, littered with broken hearts and dead bodies --- a wife he betrayed, a lover he abandoned, a squad of crooked cops he double-crossed, and a city that lives in fear of his name. Along the way he encounters a sister he didn’t know he had, a niece he failed to save, and a mentor ready to lead Jackson down the darkest of paths.

Corrections in Ink: A Memoir by Keri Blakinger - Memoir, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250272850 | Published June 7, 2022

Growing up, Keri Blakinger threw herself into competitive figure skating with an all-consuming passion that led her to nationals. But when her skating career suddenly fell apart, that meant diving into self-destruction with the intensity she once saved for the ice. For the next nine years, Keri ricocheted from one dark place to the next. Then, on a cold day during her senior year, the police caught her walking down the street with a Tupperware full of heroin. Her arrest made the front page of the local news and landed her behind bars for nearly two years. After she walked out of her cell for the last time, Keri became a reporter dedicated to exposing our flawed prisons as only an insider could.

Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen - Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow | 9780063119543 | Published June 7, 2022

Ava Wong is a strait-laced, rule-abiding Chinese American lawyer with a successful surgeon as a husband, a young son and a beautiful home. But beneath this façade, Ava’s world is crumbling. Enter Winnie Fang, Ava’s enigmatic college roommate from Mainland China, who abruptly dropped out under mysterious circumstances. Now, 20 years later, Winnie is looking to reconnect with her old friend. She has developed an ingenious counterfeit scheme that involves importing near-exact replicas of luxury handbags and now needs someone with a U.S. passport to help manage her business. But when their spectacular success is threatened and Winnie vanishes once again, Ava is left to face the consequences.

Cult Classic by Sloane Crosley - Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction

MCD | 9780374603397 | Published June 7, 2022

One night in New York City's Chinatown, a woman is at a work reunion dinner with former colleagues when she excuses herself to buy a pack of cigarettes. On her way back, she runs into a former boyfriend. And then another. And…another. Soon nothing is quite what it seems as the city becomes awash with ghosts of heartbreaks past. What would normally pass for coincidence becomes something far stranger as our heroine, the recently engaged Lola, must contend not only with the viability of her current relationship but the fact that both her best friend and her former boss, a magazine editor turned mystical guru, might have an unhealthy investment in the outcome. Is it possible to have a happy ending in an age when the past is ever at your fingertips and sanity is for sale?

December '41: A World War II Thriller by William Martin - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Forge Books | 9780765384249 | Published June 7, 2022

On the day after Pearl Harbor, shocked Americans gather around their radios to hear Franklin Roosevelt declare war. In Los Angeles, a German agent named Martin Browning is planning to kill FDR on the night he lights the National Christmas Tree. Who will stop him? Relentless FBI Agent Frank Carter? Kevin Cusack, a Hollywood script reader who also spies on the German Bund of Los Angeles and becomes a suspect himself? Or Vivian Hopewell, the aspiring actress who signs on to play Martin Browning's wife and cannot help but fall in love with him? The clock is ticking. The tracks are laid. The train of narrow escapes, mistaken identities and shocking deaths is right on schedule.

Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Pamela Dorman Books | 9781984878649 | Published June 7, 2022

Every day, Iona, a larger-than-life magazine advice columnist, travels the 10 stops from Hampton Court to Waterloo Station by train, accompanied by her dog, Lulu. She sees the same people, whom she knows only by nickname. Of course, they never speak. Seasoned commuters never do. Then one morning, the man she calls Smart-But-Sexist-Manspreader chokes on a grape right in front of her. He’d have died were it not for the timely intervention of Sanjay, a nurse, who gives him the Heimlich maneuver. This single event starts a chain reaction, and an eclectic group of people with almost nothing in common except their commute discover that a chance encounter can blossom into much more.

It All Comes Down to This by Therese Anne Fowler - Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250278074 | Published June 7, 2022

Meet the Geller sisters: Beck, Claire and Sophie, a trio of strong-minded women whose pragmatic, widowed mother, Marti, will be dying soon and taking her secrets with her. Marti has ensured that her modest estate is easy for her family to deal with once she’s gone --- including a provision that the family’s summer cottage on Mount Desert Island, Maine, must be sold, the proceeds split equally among the three girls. Enter C.J. Reynolds, an enigmatic southerner ex-con with his own hidden past, who complicates the situation. All is not what it seems, and everything is about to change.

Last Call at the Nightingale by Katharine Schellman - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250831828 | Published June 7, 2022

New York, 1924. Vivian Kelly's days are filled with drudgery, from the tenement lodging she shares with her sister to the dress shop where she sews for hours every day. But at night, she escapes to The Nightingale, an underground dance hall where illegal liquor flows and the band plays the Charleston with reckless excitement. With a bartender willing to slip her a free glass of champagne and friends who know the owner, Vivian can lose herself in the music. But then she discovers a body behind the club. With too many people assuming she knows more about the crime than she does, Vivian finds herself caught between the dangers of New York's underground and the world of the city's wealthy and careless.

More Than You'll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literary Mystery, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

William Morrow | 9780063118454 | Published June 7, 2022

In 1985, Lore Rivera marries Andres Russo in Mexico City, even though she is already married to Fabian Rivera in Laredo, Texas, and they share twin sons. Through her career as an international banker, Lore splits her time between two countries and two families --- until the truth is revealed and one husband is arrested for murdering the other. In 2017, struggling true-crime writer Cassie Bowman encounters an article on the internet detailing that tragic final act. Cassie is immediately enticed by what is not explored: Why would a woman --- a mother --- risk everything for a secret double marriage? But the more time she spends with Lore, the more Cassie questions the facts surrounding the murder itself.

Mother Ocean Father Nation by Nishant Batsha - Fiction

Ecco | 9780063211780 | Published June 7, 2022

On a small Pacific island, a brother and sister tune in to a breaking news radio bulletin. It is 1985, and an Indian grocer has just been attacked by nativists aligned with the recent military coup. Bhumi hears this news from her locked-down dorm room in the capital city. But when her friendship with the daughter of a prominent government official becomes a liability, she must flee her unstable home for California. Jaipal is stuck working in the family store, avoiding their father’s wrath, with nothing but his hidden desires to distract him. Desperate for money and connection, he seizes a sudden opportunity to take his life into his own hands for the first time. But his decision may leave him vulnerable to the island’s escalating volatility.

Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley - Fiction

Knopf | 9780593318935 | Published June 7, 2022

Kiara and her brother, Marcus, are scraping by in an East Oakland apartment complex optimistically called the Regal-Hi. Both have dropped out of high school, their family fractured by death and prison. But while Marcus clings to his dream of rap stardom, Kiara hunts for work to pay their rent and to keep the nine-year-old boy next door, abandoned by his mother, safe and fed. One night, what begins as a drunken misunderstanding with a stranger turns into the job Kiara never imagined wanting but now desperately needs: nightcrawling. Her world breaks open even further when her name surfaces in an investigation that exposes her as a key witness in a massive scandal within the Oakland Police Department.

Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593420034 | Published June 7, 2022

Nora Hamilton, a romance channel screenwriter, turns her marriage’s collapse into cash and writes the best script of her life. No one is more surprised than her when it’s picked up for the big screen and set to film on location at her 100-year-old-home. When former Sexiest Man Alive Leo Vance is cast as her ne’er-do-well husband, Nora’s life will never be the same. The morning after shooting wraps, Leo has a proposition. He will pay a thousand dollars a day to stay for a week. The extra seven grand would give Nora breathing room, but it’s the need in his eyes that makes her say yes. Seven days: it’s the blink of an eye or an eternity depending on how you look at it. Enough time to fall in love. Enough time to break your heart.

Ordinary Monsters by J. M. Miro - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250833662 | Published June 7, 2022

In Victorian London, two children with mysterious powers are hunted by a figure of darkness --- a man made of smoke. Sixteen-year-old Charlie Ovid, despite a brutal childhood in Mississippi, doesn't have a scar on him. His body heals itself, whether he wants it to or not. Marlowe, a foundling from a railway freight car, shines with a strange bluish light. He can melt or mend flesh. When Alice Quicke, a jaded detective with her own troubled past, is recruited to escort them to safety, all three begin a journey into the nature of difference and belonging, and the shadowy edges of the monstrous.

Red Warning by Matthew Quirk - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780063051638 | Published June 7, 2022

For years, CIA officer Sam Hudson has been hunting Konstantin, a Russian deep-cover operative responsible for a string of assassinations in the West --- and he believes a well-placed source in Geneva can finally get him close to the killer. But when their meeting is ambushed, Sam’s partner is murdered and he barely makes it out alive himself. Back in the States, the bosses put him on leave and want him to drop his obsession with Konstantin, but Sam can’t let a man who’s taken so many lives slip away again. When he gets a mysterious call at the Lincoln Memorial just before a bomb goes off, he realizes Konstantin has followed him to the U.S. --- and is targeting him and everyone close to him.

Rickey: The Life and Legend of an American Original by Howard Bryant - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Mariner Books | 9780358047315 | Published June 7, 2022

Few names in the history of baseball evoke the excellence and dynamism that Rickey Henderson’s does. He holds the record for the most stolen bases in a single game, and he’s scored more runs than any player ever. But perhaps even more than his prowess on the field, Henderson’s is a story of Oakland, California, the town that gave rise to so many legendary athletes like him. And it’s a story of a sea change in sports, when athletes gained celebrity status and Black players finally earned equitable salaries. Now, in the hands of critically acclaimed sportswriter and culture critic Howard Bryant, one of baseball’s greatest and most original stars finally gets his due.

Shifty's Boys: A Mick Hardin Novel by Chris Offutt - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grove Press | 9780802159984 | Published June 7, 2022

Army-CID-officer-cum-unofficial-PI Mick Hardin is home on leave, recovering from an IED attack, when a body is found in the center of town. It’s Barney Kissick, the local heroin dealer, and the city police see it as an occupational hazard. But when Barney’s mother, Shifty, asks Mick to take a look, it appears there’s more to the killing than meets the eye. Mick should be rehabbing his leg, signing his divorce papers and getting out of town --- and, most of all, staying out of the way of his sister Linda’s reelection as Sheriff. But he keeps on looking, and suddenly he’s getting shot at himself.

Snowstorm in August by Marshall Karp - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Blackstone Publishing | 9798200714018 | Published June 7, 2022

Imagine Central Park buried under tons of snow. Only it's not snow. It's cocaine. Four thousand pounds of it. Cutting a swath of death through the thousands of unsuspecting joggers, cyclists and picnickers enjoying a summer afternoon. So begins the war between Joaquin Alboroto, the most powerful drug lord on the planet, and his most hated enemy: the city of New York. But the only NYPD unit trained to go up against this level of terrorism has been disbanded, and the new police commissioner is a bureaucrat, not a wartime commander. The task falls on the shoulders of former NYPD captain Danny Corcoran. A trusted friend recruits Corcoran to a team of top cops --- all retired. Funded by four anonymous billionaires, their mission is to stop Alboroto before his next "gift" to the city leaves a million New Yorkers blind.

So Happy for You by Celia Laskey - Fiction

Hanover Square Press | 9781335426901 | Published June 7, 2022

Robin and Ellie have been best friends since childhood. When Robin came out, Ellie was there for her. When Ellie's father died, Robin had her back. But when Ellie asks Robin to be her maid of honor, she is reluctant. A queer academic, Robin is dubious of the elaborate wedding rituals now sweeping the nation, which go far beyond champagne toasts and a bouquet toss. But loyalty wins out, and Robin accepts. Yet, as the wedding weekend approaches, a series of ominous occurrences lead Robin to second-guess her decision. It seems that everyone in the bridal party is out to get her. Perhaps even Ellie herself.

The City Inside by Samit Basu - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction

Tordotcom | 9781250827487 | Published June 7, 2022

Joey is a Reality Controller in near-future Delhi. Her job is to supervise the multimedia multi-reality livestreams of Indi, one of South Asia’s fastest rising online celebrities --- who also happens to be her college ex. Rudra is a recluse estranged from his wealthy and powerful family. When his father’s death pulls him back into his family’s orbit, an impulsive job offer from Joey becomes his only escape from the life he never wanted. But as Joey and Rudra become enmeshed in multiple conspiracies, their lives start to spin out of control. When a bigger picture begins to unfold, they each must decide how to do the right thing in a world where simply maintaining the status quo feels like an accomplishment.

The Franchise: New York Yankees: A Curated History of the Bronx Bombers by Mark Feinsand - Essays, History, Nonfiction, Sports

Triumph Books | 9781629379944 | Published June 7, 2022

This thoughtful and engaging collection of essays captures the astute fans’ history of the New York Yankees franchise, going beyond well-worn narratives of yesteryear to uncover the less-discussed moments, decisions, people and settings that fostered their iconic identity. Through wheeling and dealing, mythmaking and community building, explore where the organization has been, how it got to prominence in the modern major league landscape, and how it will continue to evolve and stay in contention for generations to come.

The Lifestyle by Taylor Hahn - Fiction, Humor, Women's Fiction

Anchor | 9780593316351 | Published June 7, 2022

Georgina Wagman has it all --- a great marriage, a great job at a prestigious law firm, and great friends. Until, that is, she walks in on her husband Nathan in a compromising position with a junior associate. Divorce is not a part of the five-year plan, so she comes up with an idea to save her marriage and recapture the spark. She and Nathan are going to become swingers. Georgina won't embark on this adventure alone, though. Her friends, Felix and Norah, and their respective partners decide to tag along for the ride. Her plan is foolproof, until she runs into a college ex at her first swingers’ party. When they reconnect, Georgina will find herself torn between her head and her heart, with her very happiness hanging in the balance.