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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.

July 2022


Confidence by Denise Mina - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316242721 | Published July 5, 2022

Anna McDonald has forced her blended family to vacation together. The weather is bad, her daughters are bored, and her ex-husband is still insufferable. So when news of a shocking kidnapping breaks, Anna and Fin Cohen take off to solve the case. Lisa Lee, a young YouTube star, has vanished after answering the door to what she thought was a pizza delivery. Police suspect her dad or the delivery guy, but in Lisa’s last known video she ventured into an abandoned chateau in France, where she uncovered a priceless artifact. Anna knows they must find this young woman before it’s too late. To do so, they need to track down that treasure, a casket that could hold answers to the greatest questions ever asked. But Anna and Fin might have misunderstood the stakes of the game.

France: An Adventure History by Graham Robb - History, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9781324002567 | Published July 5, 2022

Beginning with the Roman army’s first recorded encounter with the Gauls and ending in the era of Emmanuel Macron, FRANCE takes readers on an endlessly entertaining journey through French history. Robb’s own adventures and discoveries while living, working and traveling in France connect this tour through space and time with on-the-ground experience. There are scenes of wars and revolutions from the plains of Provence to the slums and boulevards of Paris. Robb conveys with wit and precision what it felt like to look over the shoulder of a young Louis XIV as he planned the vast garden of Versailles, and the dangerous thrill of having a ringside seat at the French Revolution.

Hawk Mountain by Conner Habib - Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393542172 | Published July 5, 2022

Single father Todd is relaxing at the beach with his son, Anthony, when he catches sight of a man approaching from the water’s edge. As the man draws closer, Todd recognizes him as Jack, who bullied Todd relentlessly in their teenage years but now seems overjoyed to have “run into” his old friend. Jack suggests a meal to catch up. And can he spend the night? As Jack invades Todd’s life, pain and intimidation from the past unearth knife-edge suspense in the present. Set in a small town on the New England coast, Conner Habib’s debut introduces characters trapped in isolation by the expansive woods and the encroaching ocean, their violence an expression of repressed desire and the damage it can inflict.

Holy Chow: An Andy Carpenter Mystery by David Rosenfelt - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250828873 | Published July 5, 2022

About a year ago, Rachel Morehouse came to retired lawyer Andy Carpenter’s Tara Foundation looking for a companion. In her 60s and recently widowed, she wanted a senior dog that also needed someone. Andy took a liking to her, Rachel took a liking to Lion, an older Chow Chow, and the rest is history. That is, until Rachel calls Andy begging for a favor: If Rachel dies, will Andy take care of Lion if her stepson cannot? Andy agrees, no questions asked, and promptly forgets about it...until he receives a call from Rachel’s estate to attend her will reading. Which is where he meets Rachel’s stepson, Tony, who is promptly arrested for his stepmother’s murder. And he wants Andy to prove his innocence.

Honey and Spice by Bolu Babalola - Comedy, Fiction, Humor, Romance, Women's Fiction

William Morrow | 9780063141483 | Published July 5, 2022

As an expert in relationship-evasion and the host of the popular student radio show “Brown Sugar,” Kiki Banjo has made it her mission to make sure the women of the African-Caribbean Society at Whitewell University do not fall into the mess of “situationships,” players and heartbreak. But when the Queen of the Unbothered kisses Malakai Korede, the guy she just publicly denounced as “The Wastemen of Whitewell,” in front of every Blackwellian on campus, she finds her show on the brink. They’re soon embroiled in a fake relationship to try and salvage their reputations and save their futures. But surprisingly entertaining study sessions and intimate late-night talks force Kiki to look beyond her own presumptions. Is she ready to open herself up to something deeper?

Kaleidoscope by Cecily Wong - Fiction

Dutton | 9780593184455 | Published July 5, 2022

The Brightons are the biracial Chinese American family that built Kaleidoscope, a glittering, “global bohemian” shopping empire sourcing luxury goods from around the world. Statuesque, design savant and family pet, eldest daughter Morgan Brighton is most celebrated of all. Yet despite her favored status, nobody loves her more than Riley, whose existence is forever eclipsed by her older sister’s presence. When a catastrophic event dismantles the Brightons’ world, it is Riley who’s left with questions about her family that challenge her memory, identity and loyalty. She sets off across the globe with an unlikely companion to seek truths about the people she thought she knew best --- herself included.

Keya Das's Second Act by Sopan Deb - Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781982185473 | Published July 5, 2022

Shantanu Das is living in the shadows of his past. In his 50s, he finds himself isolated from his traditional Bengali community after a devastating divorce from his wife, Chaitali; he hasn’t spoken to his eldest daughter, Mitali, in months; and, most painfully, he lives each day with the regret that he didn’t accept his teenaged daughter, Keya, after she came out as gay. As the anniversary of Keya’s death approaches, Shantanu wakes up one morning utterly alone and realizes it’s finally time to move on. This is when Shantanu discovers a tucked-away box in the attic that could change everything. He calls Mitali and pleads with her to come home. She does so out of pity, not realizing that her life is about to shift.

Reputation by Sarah Vaughan - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781668000069 | Published July 5, 2022

As a politician, Emma has sacrificed a great deal for her career --- including her marriage and her relationship with her daughter, Flora. A former teacher, the glare of the spotlight is unnerving for Emma, particularly when it leads to countless insults, threats and trolling as she tries to work in the public eye. Fourteen-year-old Flora is encountering heartless bullying. When another teenager takes her own life, Emma lobbies for a new law to protect women and girls from the effects of online abuse. Now, Emma and Flora find their personal lives uncomfortably intersected…but then the unthinkable happens. A man is found dead in Emma’s home. A man she had every reason to be afraid of and to want gone.

The Displacements by Bruce Holsinger - Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9780593189719 | Published July 5, 2022

To all appearances, the Larsen-Hall family has everything. Their deluxe new Miami life has just clicked into place when Luna --- the world’s first category 6 hurricane --- upends everything they have taken for granted. Their home destroyed, two of its members missing and finances abruptly cut off, the family finds everything they assumed about their lives now up for grabs. Swept into a mass rush of evacuees from across the American South, they are transported hundreds of miles to a FEMA megashelter where their new community includes an insurance-agent-turned-drug dealer, a group of vulnerable children, and a dedicated relief worker trying to keep the peace. Will “normal” ever return?

The Murder Book: A Tom Thorne Novel by Mark Billingham - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802159687 | Published July 5, 2022

Tom Thorne finally has it all. In Nicola Tanner and Phil Hendricks, Thorne has good friends by his side. His love life is newly reformed by a promising relationship, and he is happy in the job to which he has devoted his life. As he sets off hunting the woman responsible for a series of grisly murders, Thorne has no way of knowing that he will be plunged into a nightmare from which he may never wake. A nightmare that has a name. Thorne’s past threatens to catch up with him, and a ruinous secret is about to be revealed. If he wants to save himself and his friends, he will have to do the unthinkable. Tom Thorne finally has a lot to lose.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin - Fiction

Knopf | 9780593321201 | Published July 5, 2022

On a bitter cold day, in the December of his junior year at Harvard, Sam Masur exits a subway car and sees, amid the hordes of people waiting on the platform, Sadie Green. He calls her name. For a moment, she pretends she hasn’t heard him, but then she turns, and a game begins: a legendary collaboration that will launch them to stardom. These friends, intimates since childhood, borrow money and beg favors --- and before even graduating college, they have created their first blockbuster, Ichigo. Overnight, the world is theirs. Not even 25 years old, Sam and Sadie are brilliant, successful and rich, but these qualities won’t protect them from their own creative ambitions or the betrayals of their hearts.

A Prayer for the Crown-Shy: A Monk and Robot Book by Becky Chambers - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction

Tordotcom | 9781250236234 | Published July 12, 2022

After touring the rural areas of Panga, Sibling Dex (a Tea Monk of some renown) and Mosscap (a robot sent on a quest to determine what humanity really needs) turn their attention to the villages and cities of the little moon they call home. They hope to find the answers they seek, while making new friends, learning new concepts and experiencing the entropic nature of the universe. Becky Chambers' new series continues to ask: In a world where people have what they want, does having more even matter?

Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy by Damien Lewis - Biography, History, Nonfiction

PublicAffairs | 9781541700666 | Published July 12, 2022

Prior to World War II, Josephine Baker was a music-hall diva renowned for her singing and dancing, her beauty and sexuality. When the Nazis seized her adopted city, Paris, she was banned from the stage, along with all “negroes and Jews.” Yet instead of returning to America, she vowed to stay and to fight the Nazi evil. In AGENT JOSEPHINE, bestselling author Damien Lewis uncovers this little-known history of the famous singer’s life. During the war years, as a member of the French Nurse paratroopers --- a cover for her spying work --- Baker participated in numerous clandestine activities and emerged as a formidable spy. In turn, she was a hero of the three countries in whose name she served --- the US, France and Britain.

All Down Darkness Wide: A Memoir by Seán Hewitt - Memoir, Nonfiction

Penguin Press | 9780593300084 | Published July 12, 2022

When Seán Hewitt meets Elias, the two fall headlong into a love story. But as Elias struggles with severe mental illness, they soon come face-to-face with crisis. ALL DOWN DARKNESS WIDE is a perceptive and unflinching meditation on the burden of living in a world that too often sets happiness and queer life at odds, and a tender and honest portrayal of what it’s like to be caught in the undertow of a loved one’s deep depression. As lives are made and unmade, this memoir asks what love can endure and what it cannot.

American Cartel: Inside the Battle to Bring Down the Opioid Industry by Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz - Nonfiction, True Crime

Twelve | 9781538737200 | Published July 12, 2022

AMERICAN CARTEL is an unflinching and deeply documented dive into the culpability of the drug companies behind the staggering death toll of the opioid epidemic. It follows a small band of DEA agents led by Joseph Rannazzisi, a tough-talking New Yorker who had spent a storied 30 years bringing down bad guys, along with a band of lawyers, including West Virginia native Paul Farrell Jr., who fought to hold the drug industry to account in the face of the worst man-made drug epidemic in American history. It is the story of underdogs prevailing over corporate greed and political cowardice, persevering in the face of predicted failure, and how they found some semblance of justice for the families of the dead during the most complex civil litigation ever seen.

Corinne by Rebecca Morrow - Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250279996 | Published July 12, 2022

You want to walk away from the things that are bad for you and never look back. That's what Corinne Callahan wants. Cast out of the fundamentalist church she was raised in and cut off from her family, Corinne builds a new life for herself. A good one. But she never stops missing the life --- and the love --- she's left behind. It's Enoch Miller who ruins everything for her. It was always Enoch Miller. She'll never get him out from under her skin.

Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir by Erika L. Sánchez - Memoir, Nonfiction

Viking | 9780593296936 | Published July 12, 2022

Growing up as the daughter of Mexican immigrants in Chicago in the ’90s, Erika Sánchez was a self-described pariah, misfit and disappointment --- a foul-mouthed, melancholic rabble-rouser who painted her nails black but also loved comedy, often laughing so hard with her friends that she had to leave her school classroom. Twenty-five years later, she’s now an award-winning novelist, poet and essayist, but she still has an irrepressible laugh, an acerbic wit and singular powers of perception about the world around her. In these essays, Sánchez writes about everything from sex to white feminism to debilitating depression, revealing an interior life rich with ideas, self-awareness and perception.

Dark Objects by Simon Toyne - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062329790 | Published July 12, 2022

A glamorous woman is murdered in her ultra-luxurious London mansion, and her husband goes missing. But according to public records, neither of them exists. The only leads police have are several objects arranged around the woman’s body, including a set of keys and a book called How to Process a Murder by Laughton Rees --- a book that appears to have helped the killer forensically cleanse the crime scene. Laughton Rees is an academic who doesn’t usually work live cases after the brutal murder of her mother as a teen left her traumatized and emotionally scarred. But the presence of her book at this scene draws her unwillingly into the high-profile investigation and media circus that springs up around it.

Groupies by Sarah Priscus - Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow | 9780063218017 | Published July 12, 2022

After her mother’s death, Faun Novak, a naïve college dropout, grabs her Polaroid and hops a Greyhound to Los Angeles. There, she reconnects with her charismatic childhood friend Josie, now an up-and-coming model and muse. To make their reunion even sweeter, Josie is now dating Cal Holiday, the frontman of the superstar rock band Holiday Sun. Among the band's groupies are a doting high school girl at war with her mother; a drug-dealing wife and new mom who longs to be a star herself; and a cynical mover-and-shaker with a soft spot for Holiday Sun’s bassist. But just as everything is going great and her boring, old life is falling away, Faun realizes just how blind she has been to the darkest corners of this glamorous musical dreamland as the summer heats up and everything spirals out of control.

Peril at the Exposition by Nev March - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250855039 | Published July 12, 2022

1893: Newlyweds Captain Jim Agnihotri and Diana Framji are settling into their new home in Boston, Massachusetts, having fled the strict social rules of British Bombay. Jim, now a detective at the Dupree Agency, is teaching Diana the art of deduction he’s learned from his idol, Sherlock Holmes. Everyone is talking about the preparations for the World's Fair in Chicago. Captain Jim will experience it first-hand: he's being sent to Chicago to investigate the murder of a man named Thomas Grewe. As Jim probes the underbelly of Chicago’s docks, warehouses and taverns, he discovers deep social unrest and some deadly ambitions. When Jim goes missing, young Diana must venture to Chicago's treacherous streets to learn what happened.

The Binding Room: An Inspector Anjelica Henley Thriller by Nadine Matheson - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Hanover Square Press | 9781335426925 | Published July 12, 2022

When Detective Anjelica Henley is called to investigate the murder of a popular preacher in his own church, she discovers a second victim, tortured and tied to a bed in an upstairs room. He is alive, but barely, and his body shows signs of a dark religious ritual. With a revolving list of suspects and the media spotlight firmly on her, Henley is left with more questions than answers as she attempts to untangle both crimes. But when another body appears, the case takes on a new urgency. Unless she can apprehend the killer, the next victim may just be Henley herself.

The Great Man Theory by Teddy Wayne - Fiction, Humor

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781635578720 | Published July 12, 2022

Paul is a recently demoted adjunct instructor of freshman comp, a divorced but doting Brooklyn father, and a self-described “curmudgeonly crank” cataloging his resentment of the priorities of modern life in a book called The Luddite Manifesto. Outraged by the authoritarian creeps ruining the country, he is determined to better the future for his young daughter, one aggrieved lecture at a time. Shockingly, others aren't very receptive to Paul's scoldings. As one indignity follows the next, and Paul's disaffection with his circumstances and society mounts, he concocts a dramatic plan to right the world's wrongs and give himself a more significant place in it.

The Man Who Could Move Clouds: A Memoir by Ingrid Rojas Contreras - Memoir, Nonfiction

Doubleday | 9780385546669 | Published July 12, 2022

Ingrid Rojas Contreras' maternal grandfather, Nono, was a renowned curandero, a community healer gifted with what the family called “the secrets”: the power to talk to the dead, tell the future, treat the sick and move the clouds. And as the first woman to inherit “the secrets,” Rojas Contreras’ mother was just as powerful. Mami delighted in her ability to appear in two places at once, and she could cast out even the most persistent spirits with nothing more than a glass of water. While living in the U.S. in her 20s, Rojas Contreras suffered a head injury that left her with amnesia. As she regained partial memory, her family was excited to tell her that this had happened before. Decades ago, Mami had taken a fall that left her with amnesia, too. And when she recovered, she had gained access to “the secrets.”

The Poet's House by Jean Thompson - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Algonquin Books | 9781643751566 | Published July 12, 2022

Carla is in her 20s and still unsure what direction her life will take. Viridian is a lauded and lovely aging poet whose reputation has been defined by her infamous affair with a famous male poet, Mathias, many years earlier. When Carla is hired to work at Viridian's house, she is perplexed by this community of writers. And still she becomes enamored with Viridian and her whole circle, and especially with the power of words. As Viridian’s standing begins to fade, a number of people angle to gain possession of Mathias’ cycle of poems written about Viridian, a cycle he famously burned as he read them. Yet long after Mathias' death, one copy may still rest with Viridian. If so, why won't she release it?

We Lie Here by Rachel Howzell Hall - Domestic Thriller, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

Thomas & Mercer | 9781662500329 | Published July 12, 2022

TV writer Yara Gibson is back in her hometown of Palmdale, California, to host her parents’ 20th anniversary party. Everything is going according to plan until she receives a disturbing text: I have information that will change your life. The message is from Felicia Campbell, who claims to be a childhood friend of Yara’s mother and insists on talking to Yara “before it’s too late.” But the next day is already too late for Felicia, whose body is found floating in Lake Palmdale. Before she died, Felicia left Yara a key to a remote lakeside cabin. In the basement are files related to a mysterious tragedy, unsolved since 1998. What secrets was Felicia hiding? How much of what Yara knows about her family has been true?