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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.

October 2022


The Twelve Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy Days of Christmas by James Patterson and Tad Safran - Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316405904 | Published October 3, 2022

Listening to the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is a beloved holiday tradition. Now comes a new one: Reading James Patterson’s instant classic, THE TWELVE TOPSY-TURVY, VERY MESSY DAYS OF CHRISTMAS. At Christmastime, a family of three are missing someone dear to them. Until unexpected guests begin to arrive at their empty house, filling it with Christmas memories in the making.

All That Is Wicked: A Gilded-Age Story of Murder and the Race to Decode the Criminal Mind by Kate Winkler Dawson - History, Nonfiction, True Crime

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593420065 | Published October 4, 2022

Edward Rulloff was a brilliant yet utterly amoral murderer whose crimes spanned decades and whose victims were chosen out of revenge, out of envy and sometimes out of necessity. From his humble beginnings in upstate New York to the dazzling salons and social life he established in New York City, at every turn Rulloff used his intelligence and regal bearing to evade detection and avoid punishment. He could talk his way out of any crime...until one day, his luck ran out. Kate Winkler Dawson draws on hundreds of source materials and never-before-shared historical documents to present one of the first glimpses into the mind of a serial killer through the scientists whose work would come to influence criminal justice for decades to come.

Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder by William Shatner with Joshua Brandon - Essays, Memoir, Nonfiction

Atria Books | 9781668007327 | Published October 4, 2022

Long before Gene Roddenberry put him on a starship to explore the galaxy, long before he actually did venture to space, William Shatner was gripped by his own quest for knowledge and meaning. Though his eventful life has been nothing short of extraordinary, Shatner is still never so thrilled as when he experiences something that inspires him to simply say, “Wow.” Within these affecting, entertaining and informative essays, he demonstrates that astonishing possibilities and true wonder are all around us. By revealing stories of his life --- some delightful, others tragic --- Shatner reflects on what he has learned along the way to his ninth decade and how important it is to apply the joy of exploration to our own lives.

Feral City: On Finding Liberation in Lockdown New York by Jeremiah Moss - Memoir, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393868470 | Published October 4, 2022

The pandemic lockdown of 2020 launched an unprecedented urban experiment. Traffic disappeared from the streets. Times Square fell silent. And half a million residents fled the most crowded city in America. In FERAL CITY, author and social critic Jeremiah Moss explores a city emptied of the dominant class --- and their controlling influence. In public spaces made vibrant by New Yorkers left behind, Moss experienced an uncanny time warp. Biking through deserted Manhattan, he encountered the hustlers, eccentrics and renegades who had been pressed into silence and invisibility by an oppressive, normative gentrification, now reemerging to reclaim the city.

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9781984818386 | Published October 4, 2022

Olivia McAfee’s picture-perfect life was upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She never imagined that she would end up back in her sleepy New Hampshire hometown with her son, Asher. Meanwhile, Lily Campanello and her mom relocate to Adams, New Hampshire, for her final year of high school for what they hope will be a fresh start. For just a short while, these new beginnings are exactly what Olivia and Lily need. Their paths cross when Asher falls for the new girl in school, and Lily can’t help but fall for him, too. Then one day, Olivia receives a phone call: Lily is dead, and Asher is being questioned by the police. Olivia is adamant that her son is innocent. But as the case against him unfolds, she realizes he’s hidden more than he’s shared with her.

Making a Scene by Constance Wu - Essays, Memoir, Nonfiction

Scribner | 9781982188542 | Published October 4, 2022

Growing up in the friendly suburbs of Richmond, Virginia, Constance Wu was often scolded for having big feelings or strong reactions. “Good girls don’t make scenes,” people warned her. And while she spent most of her childhood suppressing her bold, emotional nature, she found an early outlet in local community theater. At 18 she moved to New York, where she’d spend the next 10 years of her life auditioning, waiting tables and struggling to make rent before her two big breaks: the TV sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” and the hit film Crazy Rich Asians. Through raw and relatable essays, Constance shares private memories of childhood, young love and heartbreak, sexual assault and harassment, and how she “made it” in Hollywood.

The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Knopf | 9780593321706 | Published October 4, 2022

One blustery night in 1928, a whale washes up on the shores of the English Channel. By law, it belongs to the King, but 12-year-old orphan Cristabel Seagrave has other plans. She and the rest of the household --- her sister, Flossie; her brother, Digby, long-awaited heir to Chilcombe manor; Maudie Kitcat, the kitchen maid; and Taras, a visiting artist --- build a theatre from the beast’s skeletal rib cage. Within the Whalebone Theatre, Cristabel can escape her feckless stepparents and brisk governesses. As Cristabel grows into a headstrong young woman, World War II rears its head. She and Digby become British secret agents on separate missions in Nazi-occupied France --- a more dangerous kind of playacting that threatens to tear the family apart.

Comfort Baking: Feel-Good Food to Savor and Share by Stephanie Wise - Cookbooks, Cooking, Food, Nonfiction

Herald Press | 9781513810294 | Published October 18, 2022

Baking has become more than a hobby or a means to a delicious end. Now more than ever, it also has become a source of solace, relief and relaxation. COMFORT BAKING focuses on easy-to-follow recipes that make people feel good from the inside out. For anyone who is looking for a moment in the kitchen as a time to create, worship, relax or prepare a recipe for a friend in need, this is your guidebook. In addition to over 100 recipes that exude comfort from beginning to end, baker Stephanie Wise includes plenty of helpful tips along the way to make the process as simple and enjoyable as possible. Whether you're preparing a quiche or whipping up a late-night batch of cookies, the recipes in this book are guaranteed to bring you and the people you share your creations with comfort.

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver - Fiction

Harper | 9780063251922 | Published October 18, 2022

DEMON COPPERHEAD is set in the mountains of southern Appalachia. It’s the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father’s good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit and a fierce talent for survival. In a plot that never pauses for breath, relayed in his own unsparing voice, he braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities.

When We Had Wings by Ariel Lawhon, Kristina McMorris, and Susan Meissner - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Harper Muse | 9780785253341 | Published October 18, 2022

The Philippines, 1941. When U.S. Navy nurse Eleanor Lindstrom, U.S. Army nurse Penny Franklin and Filipina nurse Lita Capel forge a friendship at the Army Navy Club in Manila, they believe they’re living a paradise assignment. All three are seeking a way to escape their pasts, but soon the beauty and promise of their surroundings give way to the heavy mantle of war. Caught in the crosshairs of a fight between the U.S. military and the Imperial Japanese Army for control of the Philippine Islands, the nurses are forced to serve under combat conditions and, ultimately, endure captivity as the first female prisoners of the Second World War. As their resiliency is tested, they strive to keep their hope --- and their fellow inmates --- alive, though not without great cost.

Black is the Night: Stories Inspired by Cornell Woolrich edited by Maxim Jakubowski - Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

Titan Books | 9781789099997 | Published October 25, 2022

BLACK IS THE NIGHT is an anthology of exclusive new short stories in tribute to the master of pulp-era crime writing, Cornell Woolrich. Woolrich, also published as William Irish and George Hopley, stands with Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and Dashiell Hammett as a legend in the genre. He is a hugely influential figure for crime writers, and is also remembered through the 50+ films made from his novels and stories, including Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, The Bride Wore Black, I Married a Dead Man, Phantom Lady, Truffaut's La Sirène du Mississippi and Black Alibi.

Inciting Joy: Essays by Ross Gay - Essays, Nonfiction

Algonquin Books | 9781643753041 | Published October 25, 2022

In these gorgeously written and timely pieces, prize-winning poet and author Ross Gay considers the joy we incite when we care for each other, especially during life’s inevitable hardships. Throughout INCITING JOY, he explores how we can practice recognizing that connection and how we expand it. In “We Kin,” he thinks about the garden (especially around August, when the zucchini and tomatoes come on) as a laboratory of mutual aid; in “Share Your Bucket” he explores skateboarding’s reclamation of public space; he considers the costs of masculinity in “Grief Suite”; and in “Through My Tears I Saw,” he recognizes what was healed in caring for his father as he was dying.

Into the Windwracked Wilds by A. Deborah Baker - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction

Tordotcom | 9781250848444 | Published October 25, 2022

When the improbable road leaves Avery and Zib in the land of Air and at the mercy of the Queen of Swords, escape without becoming monsters may be impossible. But with the aid of the Queen's son, the unpredictable Jack Daw, they may emerge with enough of their humanity to someday make it home. Their journey is not over yet; the dangers are no less great.

My Travels with Mrs. Kennedy by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin Hill - Memoir, Nonfiction

Gallery Books | 9781982181116 | Published October 25, 2022

While preparing to sell his home in Alexandria, Virginia, retired Secret Service agent Clint Hill uncovers an old steamer trunk in the garage, triggering a floodgate of memories. As he and Lisa McCubbin, his coauthor on three previous books, pry it open for the first time in 50 years, they find forgotten photos, handwritten notes, personal gifts and treasured mementos from the trips on which Hill accompanied First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy as her Secret Service agent. During these journeys, Jacqueline Kennedy became one of her husband’s --- and America’s --- greatest assets; in Hill’s words and the opinion of many others, she was “one of the best ambassadors the United States has ever had.”

The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake - Fantasy, Fiction

Tor Books | 9781250855091 | Published October 25, 2022

THE ATLAS PARADOX is the long-awaited sequel to Olivie Blake's New York Times bestselling dark academic sensation, THE ATLAS SIX --- guaranteed to have even more yearning, backstabbing, betrayal and chaos. Six magicians were presented with the opportunity of a lifetime. Five are now members of the Society. Two paths lay before them. All must pick a side. Alliances will be tested, hearts will be broken, and The Society of Alexandrians will be revealed for what it is: a secret society with raw, world-changing power, headed by a man whose plans to change life as we know it are already under way.

The Rise of the Dragon: An Illustrated History of the Targaryen Dynasty, Volume One by George R. R. Martin, Elio M. Garcia, Jr., and Linda Antonsson - Fantasy, Fiction

Ten Speed Press | 9781984859259 | Published October 25, 2022

For hundreds of years, the Targaryens sat the Iron Throne of Westeros while their dragons ruled the skies. The story of the only family of dragonlords to survive Valyria’s Doom is a tale of twisty politics, alliances and betrayals, and acts both noble and craven. THE RISE OF THE DRAGON chronicles the creation and rise of Targaryen power in Westeros, covering the history first told in George R. R. Martin’s epic FIRE & BLOOD, from Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros through to the infamous Dance of the Dragons --- the bloody civil war that nearly undid Targaryen rule for good. Packed with all-new artwork, the Targaryens --- and their dragons --- come vividly to life in this deluxe reference book.


Never Meant to Meet You by Alli Frank and Asha Youmans - Comedy, Fiction, Humor, Romance, Women's Fiction

Montlake | 9781542034104 | Published October 1, 2022

Self-appointed fixer of other people’s woes, Marjette Lewis is uncharacteristically determined to keep to her side of the driveway when it comes to her flawless neighbor, Noa Abrams. Professionally, Marjette has her hands full as she prepares for a new class of kindergarteners and her first year of teaching without her best friend, Judy, as campus “Black-up.” And at home, her son’s budding manhood challenges her expectations, and her vexing ex-husband continues to be a thorn in her side. But when tragedy strikes Marjette’s street, and an unexpected child shows up on the first day of school with an uncle who has all the class moms aflutter, Marjette is forced to contend with both her neighbor and her own heartache over losing the life she once thought was guaranteed.

Never Meant to Meet You by Alli Frank and Asha Youmans - Comedy, Fiction, Humor, Romance, Women's Fiction

Montlake | 9781542034104 | Published October 1, 2022

Self-appointed fixer of other people’s woes, Marjette Lewis is uncharacteristically determined to keep to her side of the driveway when it comes to her flawless neighbor, Noa Abrams. Professionally, Marjette has her hands full as she prepares for a new class of kindergarteners and her first year of teaching without her best friend, Judy, as campus “Black-up.” And at home, her son’s budding manhood challenges her expectations, and her vexing ex-husband continues to be a thorn in her side. But when tragedy strikes Marjette’s street, and an unexpected child shows up on the first day of school with an uncle who has all the class moms aflutter, Marjette is forced to contend with both her neighbor and her own heartache over losing the life she once thought was guaranteed.

The Flock by J. Todd Scott - Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781662500398 | Published October 1, 2022

Ten years after a fiery raid kills her family, former cult member Sybilla “Billie” Laure has a completely new identity. She’s settled in rural Colorado with her daughter, hoping for a quieter life. But the world has other plans. With wildfires raging and birds dropping from the sky, Billie wonders if her cult leader father’s apocalyptic predictions are finally coming true. When an intruder murders her husband and kidnaps her daughter, Billie has no choice but to confront the secrets of her past. But Billie’s journey has other perils, too --- namely, a police chief determined to expose the dangers of the defunct doomsday cult. To save her daughter, Billie will have to go back to where it all began --- to the ruined compound in New Mexico where the real threat is the truth.

A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020) by David Sedaris - Essays, Humor, Nonfiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316270182 | Published October 4, 2022

There’s no right way to keep a diary, but if there’s an entertaining way, David Sedaris seems to have mas­tered it. If it’s navel-gazing you’re after, you’ve come to the wrong place; ditto treacly self-examination. Rather, his observations turn outward: a fight between two men on a bus, a fight between two men on the street, pedestrians being whacked over the head or gathering to watch as a man considers leaping to his death. There’s a dirty joke shared at a book signing, then a dirtier one told at a dinner party. Lots of jokes here. Plenty of laughs.

A Minor Chorus by Billy-Ray Belcourt - Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9781324021421 | Published October 4, 2022

In the stark expanse of Northern Alberta, a queer Indigenous doctoral student steps away from his dissertation to write a novel, informed by a series of poignant encounters: a heart-to-heart with fellow doctoral student River over the mounting pressure placed on marginalized scholars; a meeting with Michael, a closeted man from his hometown whose vulnerability and loneliness punctuate the realities of queer life on the fringe. Woven throughout these conversations are memories of Jack, a cousin caught in the cycle of police violence, drugs and survival. Jack’s life parallels the narrator’s own; the possibilities of escape and imprisonment are left to chance with colonialism stacking the odds.

All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox - Comedy, Fiction, Humor, Romance, Women's Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593328668 | Published October 4, 2022

When Sadie and Max are selected as contestants on the famed reality singing show "Starmaker," each thinks they’ve finally gotten their big Nashville break. But then they are paired up for duet week and stun the world with their romantic onstage chemistry. With fans going wild for #Saxie, the network demands that they remain a duo on and offstage, or exit the competition. Faking a relationship until their final performance in the "Starmaker" holiday special shouldn't be too hard, except for one small problem: Sadie and Max can’t stand each other. But with their dreams just within reach, they agree to the ruse. Will their fake relationship be exposed before they can win? Or might their phony connection turn real by the Christmas finale?

Book of Knives by Lise Haines - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781728257310 | Published October 4, 2022

When Nora agrees to help her new husband, Paul, and his family fix up Hidden Lake Camp, she didn't expect it to be in such a state of ruin. Only a few months, he said. They'd drive north to get Paul's elderly parents settled while he and his brother make enough repairs to sell the property. But the summer camp and its deep lake have other plans. On the first night, Nora stumbles through a first meal with his difficult family. Her sister-in-law shows off a prized collection of handmade knives, 13 in all. Long summer days stretch before them, and one by one the knives begin to disappear. There's talk of ghosts, secret rooms, and someone at the summer camp found dead in the tall grass.

Both/And: A Memoir by Huma Abedin - Memoir, Nonfiction

Scribner | 9781501194818 | Published October 4, 2022

The daughter of Indian and Pakistani intellectuals and advocates, Huma Abedin grew up in the United States and Saudi Arabia and traveled widely. BOTH/AND grapples with family, legacy, identity, faith, marriage, motherhood and work. Abedin launched full steam into a college internship in the office of the First Lady in 1996, never imagining that her work at the White House would blossom into a career in public service, nor that her career would become an all-consuming way of life. Her relationship with Hillary Clinton has seen both women through extraordinary personal and professional highs, as well as unimaginable lows. Here, for the first time, is a deeply personal account of Clinton as mentor, confidante and role model.

Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography by Laurie Woolever - Biography, Nonfiction

Ecco | 9780062909114 | Published October 4, 2022

When Anthony Bourdain died in June 2018, fans around the globe came together to celebrate the life of an inimitable man who had dedicated his life to traveling nearly everywhere (and eating nearly everything), shedding light on the lives and stories of others. Now, for the first time, we have been granted a look into Bourdain’s life through the stories and recollections of his closest friends and colleagues. Laurie Woolever, Bourdain’s longtime assistant and confidante, interviewed nearly a hundred of the people who shared his orbit --- from members of his kitchen crews to his daughter and his closest friends --- in order to piece together a remarkably full, vivid and nuanced vision of his life and work.