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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.

November 2022

Hardcover

A Restless Truth by Freya Marske - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Tordotcom | 9781250788917 | Published November 1, 2022

Maud Blyth has always longed for adventure. She expected plenty of it when she volunteered to serve as an old lady’s companion on an ocean liner, in order to help her beloved older brother unravel a magical conspiracy that began generations ago. What she didn’t expect was for the old lady in question to turn up dead on the first day of the voyage. Now she has to deal with a dead body, a disrespectful parrot, and the lovely, dangerously outrageous Violet Debenham, who’s also returning home to England. Violet is everything that Maud has been trained to distrust yet can’t help but desire: a magician, an actress, and a magnet for scandal.

Blackwater Falls by Ausma Zehanat Khan - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250822383 | Published November 1, 2022

Girls from immigrant communities have been disappearing for months in the Colorado town of Blackwater Falls, but the local sheriff is slow to act and the fates of the missing girls largely ignored. At last, the calls for justice become too loud to ignore when the body of a star student and refugee --- the Syrian teenager Razan Elkader --- is positioned deliberately in a mosque. Detective Inaya Rahman and Lieutenant Waqas Seif of the Denver Police are recruited to solve Razan’s murder, and quickly uncover a link to other missing and murdered girls. But as Inaya gets closer to the truth, Seif finds ways to obstruct the investigation. Inaya may be drawn to him, but she is wary of his motives: he may be covering up the crimes of their boss, whose connections in Blackwater run deep.

Deliberate Cruelty: Truman Capote, the Millionaire's Wife, and the Murder of the Century by Roseanne Montillo - Crime, Nonfiction, True Crime

Atria Books | 9781982153731 | Published November 1, 2022

When Ann Woodward shot her husband, banking heir Billy Woodward, in the middle of the night in 1955, her life changed forever. Though she claimed she thought he was a prowler, few believed the woman who had risen from charismatic showgirl to popular socialite. Everyone had something to say about the scorching scandal, but no one was more obsessed with the tale than bestselling nonfiction author Truman Capote. Capote decided the story of Ann’s turbulent marriage would be the basis of his next masterpiece --- a novel about the dysfunction and sordid secrets revealed to him by his high society “swans” --- never thinking that it would eventually lead to Ann’s suicide and his own scandalous downfall.

Flight Risk by Cherie Priest - Fiction, Mystery

Atria Books | 9781982168926 | Published November 1, 2022

When psychic travel agent Leda Foley is approached by a man searching for his sister, she quickly agrees to help. The missing woman disappeared with a vintage orange car, a fat sack of her employer’s cash and a grudge against her philandering husband. Meanwhile, Seattle PD detective Grady Merritt has temporarily is out searching for his dog when the wayward pooch appears --- with a human leg in his mouth. Thanks to DNA matching, Grady soon learns that Mr. Leg has something to do with Leda’s new client, and soon the two cases are tangled. Theories abound, but law enforcement is low on leads. Lucky for Grady, Leda has a few ideas that might just be crazy enough to work. They’ll need one yellow dog, a fair share of teamwork and perhaps a bit of Klairvoyant Karaoke to piece the clues together.

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir by Matthew Perry - Memoir, Nonfiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250866448 | Published November 1, 2022

“Hi, my name is Matthew, although you may know me by another name. My friends call me Matty. And I should be dead.” So begins the riveting story of acclaimed actor Matthew Perry, taking us along on his journey from childhood ambition to fame to addiction and recovery in the aftermath of a life-threatening health scare. Before the frequent hospital visits and stints in rehab, there was five-year-old Matthew, who traveled from Montreal to Los Angeles, shuffling between his separated parents; 14-year-old Matthew, who was a nationally ranked tennis star in Canada; 24-year-old Matthew, who nabbed a coveted role as a lead cast member on the talked-about pilot then called "Friends Like Us"...and so much more.

Gilded Mountain by Kate Manning - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Scribner | 9781982160944 | Published November 1, 2022

In 1900s Colorado, Sylvie Pelletier recounts leaving her family’s snowbound mountain cabin to work in a manor house for the Padgetts, owners of the marble-mining company that employs her father and dominates the town. Sharp-eyed Sylvie is awed by the luxury around her, but her fairy-tale ideas take a dark turn when she realizes the Padgetts’ lofty philosophical talk is at odds with the unfair labor practices that have enriched them. Outside the manor walls, the town is roiling with discontent for the Padgett Company. Sylvie must navigate vastly different worlds and struggles to find her way amid conflicting loyalties. When the harsh winter brings tragedy, Sylvie must choose between silence and revenge.

Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine by Janet Evanovich - Fiction, Mystery

Atria Books | 9781668003053 | Published November 1, 2022

Stephanie Plum knows that something is amiss when she turns up for work at Vinnie’s Bail Bonds to find that longtime office manager Connie Rosolli hasn’t shown up to work. Stephanie’s worst fears are confirmed when she gets a call from Connie’s abductor. He says he will only release her in exchange for a mysterious coin that a recently murdered man left as collateral for his bail. Unfortunately, this coin is nowhere to be found. The quest to discover the coin, learn its value and save Connie will require the help of Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur, her best pal Lula, her boyfriend Morelli and hunky security expert Ranger. As they get closer to unraveling the reasons behind Connie’s kidnapping, Stephanie has no choice but to throw caution to the wind, follow her instincts and go rogue.

Meredith, Alone by Claire Alexander - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538709948 | Published November 1, 2022

She has a full-time remote job and her rescue cat Fred. Her best friend Sadie visits with her two children. There's her online support group, her jigsaw puzzles and favorite recipes, her beloved Emily Dickinson poems. Also keeping her company are treacherous memories of an unstable childhood and a traumatic event that had sent her reeling. But something's about to change. First, two new friends burst into her life. Then her long-estranged sister gets in touch. Suddenly her carefully curated home is no longer a space to hide. Whether Meredith likes it or not, the world is coming to her door.

Mussolini's Daughter: The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe by Caroline Moorehead - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062967251 | Published November 1, 2022

Edda Mussolini was the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s oldest and favorite child. At 19, she was married to Count Galleazzo Ciano, Il Duce’s Minister for Foreign Affairs during the 1930s, the most turbulent decade in Italy’s fascist history. In the years preceding World War II, Edda ruled over Italy’s aristocratic families and the cultured and middle classes while selling Fascism on the international stage. How could a young woman wield such control? The issues that emerge reveal not only a great deal about the power of fascism, but also the ease with which dictatorship so easily took hold in a country weakened by war and a continent mired in chaos and desperate for peace.

Ocean's Echo by Everina Maxwell - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

Tor Books | 9781250758866 | Published November 1, 2022

Rich socialite, inveterate flirt, and walking disaster Tennalhin Halkana can read minds. Tennal, like all neuromodified “readers,” is a security threat on his own. But when controlled, readers are a rare asset. Not only can they read minds, but they can navigate chaotic space, the maelstroms surrounding the gateway to the wider universe. Conscripted into the military under dubious circumstances, Tennal is placed into the care of Lieutenant Surit Yeni, a duty-bound soldier, principled leader, and the son of a notorious traitor general. Whereas Tennal can read minds, Surit can influence them. Like all other neuromodified “architects,” he can impose his will onto others, and he’s under orders to control Tennal by merging their minds.

Seventeen: Last Man Standing by John Brownlow - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Hanover Square Press | 9781335469595 | Published November 1, 2022

Behind the events you know are the killers you don't. When diplomacy fails, we're the ones who gear up. Officially we don't exist, but every government in the world uses out services. We've been saving the world for hundreds of years. SIxteen people have done this job before me. I am seventeen. I am the most feared assassin, but the be the best, must beat the best. My next target is Sixteen, just as one day Eighteen will hunt me down. It gets lonely at the top, but nobody gets to stay for long. All that matters, is that we win. 

Small Game by Blair Braverman - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

Ecco | 9780063066175 | Published November 1, 2022

Four strangers and six weeks: this is all that separates Mara from one life-changing payday. When TV producers came knocking at the school where she teaches rich clients how to survive a night in the outdoors, she is shocked when they cast her in their new show, Civilization. Now she has to live off the land with fellow survivors to get the prize money. At an undisclosed location, Mara meets her teammates: The grizzled outdoorsman. The Eagle Scout. The white-collar professional. And Ashely, the beautiful but inexperienced one who wants to be famous. Mara's rugged childhood prepared her for what's ahead. But trusting others? Not so much. When something goes horribly wrong one morning, fear ripples the group. Are the producers adding a challenge? Or is there something more dangerous? Mara and the others face terrifying decision when "survival" becomes more than a game. 

Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli - African American Interest, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Graydon House | 9781525899805 | Published November 1, 2022

Here are three things you should know about my husband: He was the love of my life, despite his penchant for going incommunicado. He was, as far as I could tell, perfectly happy. And on New Year's Even, he killed himself. And one thing you should know about me: I found him. Bonus fact: No. I am not okay. 

Taking Berlin: The Bloody Race to Defeat the Third Reich by Martin Dugard - History, Nonfiction

Dutton Caliber | 9780593187425 | Published November 1, 2022

Fall, 1944. Paris has been liberated, saved from destruction, but this diversion on the road to Berlin has given the Germans time to regroup. The American and British armies press westward, all while American general George Patton and British field marshal Bernard Montgomery vie for supremacy as the Allies’ top battlefield commander. Meanwhile, the Soviets begin to squeeze Hitler’s crumbling Reich from the east. Led by generals Zhukov and Konev, the Red Army launches millions of soldiers. As both the Anglo-American alliance and the Soviets set their sights on claiming the capital city of Nazi Germany, Churchill seeks to ensure Britain’s place in a new world divided by Roosevelt’s America and Stalin’s Soviet Union.

The Cloisters by Katy Hays - Fiction, Gothic, Suspense, Thriller

Atria Books | 9781668004401 | Published November 1, 2022

When Ann Stilwell arrives in New York City, she expects to spend her summer working as a curatorial associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Instead, she finds herself assigned to The Cloisters, a gothic museum and garden renowned for its medieval art collection and its group of enigmatic researchers studying the history of divination. Desperate to escape her painful past, Ann is happy to indulge the researchers’ more outlandish theories about the history of fortune telling. But what begins as academic curiosity quickly turns into obsession when Ann discovers a hidden 15th-century deck of tarot cards that might hold the key to predicting the future. When the dangerous game of power, seduction and ambition at The Cloisters turns deadly, Ann becomes locked in a race for answers.

The Couple at the Table by Sophie Hannah - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780063257702 | Published November 1, 2022

Jane and William are enjoying their honeymoon at an exclusive couples-only resort until Jane receives a chilling note warning her to “Beware of the couple at the table nearest to yours.” At dinner that night, five other couples are present, and none of their tables is any nearer or farther away than any of the others. It’s almost as if someone has set the scene in order to make the warning note meaningless --- but why would anyone do that? Jane has no idea, but someone in this dining room will be dead before breakfast, and all the evidence will suggest that no one there that night could have possibly committed the crime.

The Last Campaign: Sherman, Geronimo and the War for America by H. W. Brands - Biography, History, Military, Nonfiction

Doubleday | 9780385547284 | Published November 1, 2022

William Tecumseh Sherman and Geronimo were keen strategists and bold soldiers, ruthless with their enemies. Over the course of the 1870s and 1880s these two war chiefs would confront each other in the final battle for what the American West would be: a sparsely settled, wild home where Indian tribes could thrive or a more densely populated extension of the America to the east of the Mississippi. When Sherman rose to commanding general of the Army, he was tasked with bringing Geronimo and his followers onto a reservation where they would live as farmers and ranchers and roam no more. But Geronimo preferred to fight. THE LAST CAMPAIGN is a powerful retelling of a turning point in the making of our nation and a searing elegy for a way of life that is gone.

The Last Hill: The Epic Story of a Ranger Battalion and the Battle That Defined WWII by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin - Biography, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250247162 | Published November 1, 2022

Bob Drury and Tom Clavin's THE LAST HILL is the incredible untold story of one Ranger battalion's heroism and courage in World War II. They were known as “Rudder’s Rangers,” the most elite and experienced attack unit in the United States Army. In December 1944, Lt. Col. James Rudder's 2nd Battalion would form the spearhead into Germany, taking the war into Hitler’s homeland at last. In the process, Rudder was given two objectives: Take Hill 400...and hold the hill by any means possible. To the last man, if necessary. The battle-hardened battalion had no idea that several Wehrmacht regiments, who greatly outnumbered the Rangers, had been given the exact same orders. The clash of the two determined forces was one of the bloodiest and most costly encounters of World War II.

The Prisoner by B. A. Paris - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250274144 | Published November 1, 2022

Amelie has always been a survivor, from losing her parents as a child in Paris to making it on her own in London. As she builds a life for herself, she is swept up into a glamorous lifestyle where she married the handsome billionaire Ned Hawthorne. But then, Amelie wakes up in a pitch-black room, not knowing where she is. Why has she been taken? Who are her mysterious captors? And why does she soon feel safer here, imprisoned, than she had begun to feel with her husband Ned?

The World We Make by N. K. Jemisin - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Orbit | 9780316509893 | Published November 1, 2022

All is not well in the city that never sleeps. Even though the avatars of New York City have temporarily managed to stop the Woman in White from invading --- and destroying the entire universe in the process --- the mysterious capital "E" Enemy has more subtle powers at her disposal. A new candidate for mayor wielding the populist rhetoric of gentrification, xenophobia and "law and order" may have what it takes to change the very nature of New York itself and take it down from the inside. In order to defeat him, and the Enemy who holds his purse strings, the avatars will have to join together with the other Great Cities of the world in order to bring her down for good and protect their world from complete destruction.

Toad by Katherine Dunn - Fiction

MCD | 9780374602321 | Published November 1, 2022

She spends her days alone at home, reading drugstore mysteries, polishing the doorknobs, waxing the floors. Her only companions are a vase of goldfish, a garden toad and the door-to-door salesman who sells her cleaning supplies once a month. She broods over her deepest regrets: her blighted romances with self-important men, her lifelong struggle to feel at home in her own body and her wayward early twenties, when she was a fish out of water among a group of eccentric, privileged young people at a liberal arts college. There was Sam, an unabashed collector of other people’s stories; Carlotta, a troubled free spirit; and Rennel, a self-obsessed philosophy student. Self-deprecating and sardonic, Sally recounts their misadventures, up to the tragedy that tore them apart.

We Are the Light by Matthew Quick - Fiction, Friendship

Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster | 9781668005422 | Published November 1, 2022

Lucas Goodgame lives in Majestic, Pennsylvania, a quaint suburb that has been torn apart by a recent tragedy. Everyone in Majestic sees Lucas as a hero --- everyone, that is, except Lucas himself. Insisting that his deceased wife, Darcy, visits him every night in the form of an angel, Lucas spends his time writing letters to his former Jungian analyst, Karl. It is only when Eli, an eighteen-year-old young man whom the community has ostracized, begins camping out in Lucas’s backyard that an unlikely alliance takes shape and the two embark on a journey to heal their neighbors and, most importantly, themselves.

A Christmas Deliverance by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Mystery, Holiday, Mystery

Ballantine Books | 9780593359105 | Published November 8, 2022

Scuff has come a long way from his time as a penniless orphan scraping together a living on the banks of the Thames. Now he’s studying medicine at a free clinic run by Dr. Crowe, a thoughtful if stoic mentor. But lately Crowe has been distracted, having witnessed an altercation between a wealthy former patient of his named Ellie --- a woman that he not only treated but developed unacknowledged feelings for --- and her controlling fiancé. It seems someone is forcing Ellie to marry the man. When Crowe’s emotions come flooding back, he sets out to uncover the troubling connection between Ellie, her father and her betrothed. With Crowe engrossed in his investigation just weeks before the holidays, Scuff is left to run the clinic on his own, when he offers Mattie, a young girl in need, a warm place to stay as the winter chill sweeps through the city.

A Sliver of Darkness: Stories by C. J. Tudor - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Short Stories, Suspense, Thriller

Ballantine Books | 9780593500163 | Published November 8, 2022

C.J. Tudor’s novels are widely acclaimed for their dark, twisty suspense plots, but with A SLIVER OF DARKNESS, she pulls us even further into her dizzying imagination. In “The Lion at the Gate,” a strange piece of graffiti leads to a terrifying encounter for four school friends. In “Final Course,” the world has descended into darkness, but a group of old friends make time for one last dinner party. In “Runaway Blues,” thwarted love, revenge and something very nasty stowed in a hat box converge. In “Gloria,” a strange girl at a service station endears herself to a coldhearted killer, but can a leopard really change its spots? And in “I’m Not Ted,” a case of mistaken identity has unforeseen fatal consequences.

Blood Moon by Heather Graham and Jon Land - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Tor Books | 9780765389718 | Published November 8, 2022

They may have managed to win a major battle against the powerful enemy determined to destroy civilization as we know it. But the war continues, with Alex and Sam embarking on a desperate journey to save mankind, even as their friendship blossoms into something much more. The roadmap for their journey lies in a mysterious book, the language of which has never been deciphered, until Alex finds himself able to translate the words that may hold the keys to saving the future. Toward that end, Alex’s and Sam’s quest spirits them away to a myriad of locations around the world, each of which holds another piece of the puzzle that can defeat the alien invaders.