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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


The Men by Sandra Newman - Fiction, Science Fiction

Grove Press | 9780802159663 | Published June 14, 2022

Deep in the California woods, Jane Pearson is camping with her husband, Leo, and their five-year-old son, Benjamin. As dusk sets in, she drifts softly to sleep in a hammock strung outside the tent where Leo and Benjamin are preparing for bed. At that moment, every single person with a Y chromosome vanishes around the world. Leo and Benjamin are gone. After the Disappearance, Jane forces herself to enter a world she barely recognizes, one where women must create new ways of living. Meanwhile, strange video footage called “The Men” is being broadcast online showing images of the vanished men marching through barren, otherworldly landscapes. Is this just a hoax, or could it hold the key to the Disappearance?

Vacationland by Meg Mitchell Moore - Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow | 9780063026117 | Published June 14, 2022

Louisa has come to her parents’ house in Maine this summer with all three of her kids, a barely written book and a trunkful of resentment. She is hoping that the vacation will soothe the irritation she is feeling about her life choices and replace it with enthusiasm for both her family and her work. But all isn’t well in Maine. Louisa’s father, a retired judge, is suffering from Alzheimer’s. Louisa’s mother is alternately pretending everything is fine and not pretending at all. And one of Louisa’s children happens upon a very confusing letter referring to something Louisa doesn’t think her father could possibly have done. Louisa is not the only one searching for something in Maine this summer.

Escape: A Billy Harney Thriller by James Patterson and David Ellis - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316499446 | Published June 20, 2022

As Chicago PD’s special-ops leader, Detective Billy Harney knows well that money is not the only valuable currency. The filthy rich man he’s investigating is down to his last 20 million. He’s also being held in jail. For now. Billy’s unit is called in when an escape plan results in officers down and inmates vanished. In an empty lot, Billy spots two Kevlar vests. Two helmets. Two assault rifles. And a handwritten note: Hi, Billy, Are you having fun yet?

Gilt by Jamie Brenner - Fiction, Women's Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593087824 | Published June 21, 2022

The Pavlin family built an empire on love. As the first jewelers to sell diamond rings exclusively for proposals, they started a tradition that has defined engagements ever since. But when an ill-fated publicity stunt pits the three Pavlin sisters against one another for a famous family jewel, their bond is broken. No ordinary diamond ring, the Electric Rose splinters the sisters, leaving one unlucky in love, one escaping to the shores of Cape Cod, and the other, ultimately, dead. Now, over a decade later, Gemma Maybrook is still reconciling the reality of her mother's death. Left orphaned and cast out by her family after the tragic accident, Gemma is ready to reclaim what should have been hers: the Electric Rose.

Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair by June Gervais - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Pamela Dorman Books | 9780593298794 | Published June 21, 2022

Introvert Gina Mulley is determined to become a tattoo artist, and to find somewhere she belongs in her conventional Long Island town. But this is 1985, when tattooing is still a gritty, male-dominated fringe culture, and Gina’s funky flash is not exactly mainstream tattoo fare. The good news is that her older brother Dominic owns a tattoo shop, and he reluctantly agrees to train her. Gina has a year to prove herself, but her world is turned upside down when a mysterious psychic and his striking assistant, Anna, arrive on the scene. With Anna’s help, Gina recognizes that the only way she has a shot at becoming a professional tattoo artist is to embrace her quirkiness both in her art and her life.

Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Penguin Press | 9780593300268 | Published June 21, 2022

Little Marek, the abused and delusional son of the village shepherd, never knew his mother. One of life’s few consolations for Marek is his enduring bond with the blind village midwife, Ina, who suckled him when he was a baby. Ina’s gifts extend beyond childcare: she possesses a unique ability to communicate with the natural world. Her gift often brings her the transmission of sacred knowledge on levels far beyond those available to other villagers, however religious they might be. For some people, Ina’s home in the woods outside of the village is a place to fear and to avoid. By year’s end, the veil between blindness and sight, life and death, the natural world and the spirit world, will prove to be very thin indeed.

Learning to Talk: Stories by Hilary Mantel - Fiction, Short Stories

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781250865366 | Published June 21, 2022

Absorbing and evocative, these drawn-from-life stories by Hilary Mantel begin in the 1950s in an insular northern village “scoured by bitter winds and rough gossip tongues.” For the young narrator, the only way to survive is to get up, get on, get out. In “King Billy Is a Gentleman,” the child must come to terms with the loss of a father and the puzzle of a fading Irish heritage. “Curved Is the Line of Beauty" is a story of friendship, faith and a near-disaster in a scrap-yard. The title story sees our narrator ironing out her northern vowels with the help of an ex-actress with one lung and a Manchester accent. In “Third Floor Rising," she watches, amazed, as her mother carves out a stylish new identity.

Monkey in the Middle: An Amos Walker Mystery by Loren D. Estleman - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Forge Books | 9781250827173 | Published June 21, 2022

It’s summer in Detroit, and private eye Amos Walker has just received word that his ex-wife has passed away. He can use a distraction, which arrives in the form of a young, would-be investigative journalist who has gotten in way over his head. He needs Walker’s protection, but is suspiciously vague about why and from whom. And he’s not the only one playing their cards way too close to their chest. Walker just wants answers, but what he finds is a dead body --- and enough trouble to put him on ice for good, unless he can discover what everyone’s not telling him.

Movieland by Lee Goldberg - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781662500657 | Published June 21, 2022

For decades, Malibu Creek State Park was the spectacular natural setting where Hollywood fantasies were made. But when a female camper is gunned down, it becomes a real-life killing ground. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives Eve Ronin and Duncan Pavone are assigned the case, which Duncan fears is the latest in a series of sniper attacks that began long before Eve came to Lost Hills. Seven victims over 14 months…and top officials still refuse to see a connection. Eve and Duncan are stonewalled, threatened and ordered to keep quiet. Despite finding no evidentiary links between the shootings, they follow their instincts into the shadows of Malibu Creek, where it’s not enough to expose the secrets and break the conspiracy of silence. They also have to make it out alive.

On Rotation by Shirlene Obuobi - Fiction

Avon | 9780063209145 | Published June 21, 2022

Ghanaian-American Angela Appiah has checked off all the boxes for the “Perfect Immigrant Daughter”: Enroll in an elite medical school. Snag a suitable lawyer/doctor/engineer boyfriend. Surround self with a gaggle of successful and/or loyal friends. But then it quickly all falls apart: her boyfriend dumps her, she bombs the most important exam of her medical career, and her best friend pulls away. And her parents, whose approval seems to hinge on how closely she follows the path they chose, are a lot less proud of their daughter. Suddenly, Angie begins to question everything. And just when things couldn’t get more complicated, enter Ricky Gutierrez, who seems to see Angie for who she is instead of what she can represent.

Sisters in Resistance: How a German Spy, a Banker's Wife, and Mussolini's Daughter Outwitted the Nazis by Tilar J. Mazzeo - History, Nonfiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538735268 | Published June 21, 2022

In 1944, news of secret diaries kept by Italy's Foreign Minister, Galeazzo Ciano, had permeated public consciousness. What wasn't reported, however, was how three women --- a Fascist's daughter, a German spy and an American banker’s wife --- risked their lives to ensure the diaries would reach the Allies, who would later use them as evidence against the Nazis at Nuremberg. Drawing from in-depth research and first-person interviews with people who witnessed these events, Tilar J. Mazzeo gives readers a riveting look into this little-known moment in history and shows how, without Edda, Hilde and Frances' involvement, certain convictions at Nuremberg would never have been possible.

The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings - Fantasy, Fiction

Redhook | 9780759557192 | Published June 21, 2022

Nola is a city full of wonders. A place of sky trolleys and dead cabs, where haints dance the night away and Wise Women help keep the order. To those from Away, Nola might seem strange. To Perilous Graves, it’s simply home. In a world of everyday miracles, Perry might not have a talent for magic, but he does know Nola’s rhythm as intimately as his own heartbeat. So when the city’s Great Magician starts appearing in odd places and essential songs are forgotten, Perry realizes trouble is afoot. Nine songs of power have escaped from the piano that maintains the city’s beat, and without them, Nola will fail. Unwilling to watch his home be destroyed, Perry will sacrifice everything to save it.

The Catch by Alison Fairbrother - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Random House | 9780593134290 | Published June 21, 2022

Two years out of college, Ellie Adler has a job in journalism, an older lover and a circle of smart friends. Her beloved father, James, who has children from three marriages, unites the family with his gentle humor and charisma, but Ellie has always believed she is her father's favorite. When he suddenly dies, she finds herself devastated by the unexpected loss. Then, at the reading of his will, she learns that instead of leaving her his prized possession --- a baseball that holds emotional resonance for them both --- he has left her a seemingly ridiculous, even insulting gift. Worse, he’s given the baseball to someone no one in the family has ever heard of. Setting out to track this person down, Ellie learns startling information about who her father really was and who she herself is becoming.

The Drowning Sea: A Maggie D'arcy Mystery by Sarah Stewart Taylor - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250826657 | Published June 21, 2022

For the first time in her adult life, former Long Island homicide detective Maggie D’arcy is unemployed. But her summer vacation on a remote West Cork peninsula takes a dangerous turn when human remains wash up below the steep cliffs of Ross Head. When construction worker Lukas Adamik disappeared months ago, everyone assumed he had gone home to Poland. Now that his body has been found, the guards seem to think he threw himself from the cliffs. But as Maggie gets to know the residents of the nearby village and learns about the history of the peninsula and its abandoned Anglo Irish manor house, once home to a famous Irish painter who died under mysterious circumstances, she starts to think there's something else going on. Something deadly.

The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9780593183199 | Published June 21, 2022

Casey Fletcher, a recently widowed actress, has retreated to her family’s lake house in Vermont. She passes the time watching Tom and Katherine Royce, the glamorous couple living in the house across the lake. One day on the lake, Casey saves Katherine from drowning, and the two strike up a budding friendship. But the more they get to know each other --- and the longer Casey watches --- it becomes clear that Katherine and Tom’s marriage isn’t as perfect as it appears. When Katherine suddenly vanishes, Casey immediately suspects Tom of foul play. What she doesn’t realize is that there’s more to the story than meets the eye --- and that shocking secrets can lurk beneath the most placid of surfaces.

The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark - Domestic Thriller, Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Sourcebooks Landmark | 9781728247595 | Published June 21, 2022

Meg Williams. Maggie Littleton. Melody Wilde. Different names for the same person, depending on the town, depending on the job. She's a con artist who erases herself to become whoever you need her to be. A college student. A life coach. A real estate agent. Nothing about her is real. She slides alongside you and tells you exactly what you need to hear, and by the time she's done, you've likely lost everything. Kat Roberts has been waiting 10 years for the woman who upended her life to return. And now that she has, Kat is determined to be the one to expose her. But as the two women grow closer, Kat's long-held assumptions begin to crumble, leaving Kat to wonder who Meg's true target is.

Barred Justice: A Memoir of Innocence and Deceit by John Oliver Green - Memoir, Nonfiction

Seacoast Press | 9781958729052 | Published June 23, 2022

In 1982, young tax attorney John Green receives word that a client's plane has just crashed. The client's wife asks John to fly to Mississippi, find her husband's plane and see if he is still alive. Arriving at the crash site, he discovers that his client has died while smuggling drugs from Columbia. Soon John finds himself caught between a vengeful IRS agent with a personal grudge and a drug cartel that wants him dead. With his life in danger, he flees from Oklahoma to Texas where he is indicted and arrested. Without bail, he is shuffled from jail to jail and denied medical treatment while agents try to coerce a confession. John declines a misdemeanor plea, believing that justice will prevail if he goes to trial.

A Life in Light: Meditations on Impermanence by Mary Pipher - Essays, Memoir, Nonfiction

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781635577587 | Published June 28, 2022

In her luminous new memoir in essays, Mary Pipher --- as she did in her New York Times bestseller WOMEN ROWING NORTH --- taps into a cultural moment, to offer wisdom, hope and insight into loss and change. Drawing from her own experiences and expertise as a psychologist specializing in women, trauma and the effect of our culture on our mental health, she looks inward in A LIFE IN LIGHT to what shaped her as a woman, one who has experienced darkness throughout her life but was always drawn to the light. Her plainspoken depictions of her hard childhood and life's difficulties are dappled with moments of joy and revelation, tragedies and ordinary miseries, glimmers and shadow.

Dele Weds Destiny by Tomi Obaro - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Knopf | 9780593320297 | Published June 28, 2022

Funmi, Enitan and Zainab first meet at university in Nigeria and become friends for life despite their differences. Their friendship is complicated but enduring, and over the course of the book, the reader learns about their loves and losses. Now, some 30 years later, the three women are reunited for the first time, in Lagos. The occasion: Funmi’s daughter, Destiny, is getting married. But as the big day approaches, it becomes clear that something is not right. As the novel builds powerfully, the complexities of the mothers’ friendship --- and the private wisdom each has earned --- come to bear on a riveting, heartrending moment of decision.

Elsewhere by Alexis Schaitkin - Dystopian, Fiction

Celadon Books | 9781250219633 | Published June 28, 2022

Vera grows up in a small town, removed and isolated, pressed up against the mountains, cloud-covered and damp year-round. This town faces a singular affliction: some mothers vanish, disappearing into the clouds. It is the exquisite pain and intrinsic beauty of their lives; it sets them apart from people elsewhere and gives them meaning. Vera, a young girl when her own mother went, is on the cusp of adulthood herself. As her peers begin to marry and become mothers, they speculate about who might be the first to go, each wondering about her own fate. When motherhood comes for Vera, she is faced with the question: will she be able to stay and mother her beloved child, or will she disappear?

First Victim by Debbie Babitt - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Scarlet | 9781613163023 | Published June 28, 2022

From the bench at Manhattan Supreme, the Honorable Alice D. McKerrity has seen the most hardened killers pass through her courtroom. But there’s something about this trial --- a defendant charged with the murder of a pregnant woman --- that affects her as no other case ever has. She’s also harboring a secret that if exposed could have far-reaching ramifications both personally and professionally. And now, unbeknownst to Alice, her daughter has begun a search for her biological father. As the trial progresses, Alice’s life starts to unravel. Almost at the breaking point, she begins to doubt her own sanity. Then she makes a shocking discovery that sends her on a collision course with her past and a terror-filled night in the woods in Upstate New York.

I Used to Live Here Once: The Haunted Life of Jean Rhys by Miranda Seymour - Biography, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9781324006121 | Published June 28, 2022

Jean Rhys is one of the most compelling writers of the 20th century. Memories of her Caribbean girlhood haunt the four short and piercingly brilliant novels that Rhys wrote during her extraordinary years as an exile in 1920s Paris and later in England, a body of fiction --- above all, the extraordinary Wide Sargasso Sea --- that has a passionate following today. And yet her own colorful life, including her early years on the Caribbean island of Dominica, remains too little explored, until now. In I USED TO LIVE HERE ONCE, Miranda Seymour sheds new light on the artist whose proud and fiercely solitary life profoundly informed her writing.

One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593422649 | Published June 28, 2022

It was supposed to be the perfect weekend away. Six very different women travel to a sun-soaked Greek island for a bachelorette trip to celebrate Lexi’s upcoming wedding. From the glorious ocean views to the quaint tavernas and whitewashed streets, the vacation seems too good to be true. But dangerous undercurrents run beneath the sunset swims and midnight cocktails --- because each of the women is hiding a secret. Someone is determined to make sure that Lexi’s marriage never happens --- and that one of them doesn’t leave the island alive.

Outside by Ragnar Jónasson - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250833457 | Published June 28, 2022

When a deadly snowstorm strikes the Icelandic highlands, four friends seek shelter in a small, abandoned hunting lodge. It is in the middle of nowhere, and there's no way of communicating with the outside world. As the night darkens and fears intensify, an old tragedy gradually surfaces --- one that forever changed the course of their friendship. Those dark memories could hold the key to the mystery the friends now find themselves in. And whether they will survive until morning.

Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks by Patrick Radden Keefe - Nonfiction, True Crime

Doubleday | 9780385548519 | Published June 28, 2022

ROGUES brings together a dozen of Patrick Radden Keefe’s most celebrated articles from The New Yorker. Here, he brilliantly explores the intricacies of forging $150,000 vintage wines, examines if a whistleblower who dared to expose money laundering at a Swiss bank is a hero or a fabulist, spends time in Vietnam with Anthony Bourdain, chronicles the quest to bring down a cheerful international black market arms merchant, and profiles a passionate death penalty attorney who represents the “worst of the worst,” among other bravura works of literary journalism.