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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

Paperback

Zorrie by Laird Hunt - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781635578430 | Published November 1, 2022

After losing both her parents, Zorrie moved in with her aunt, whose own death orphaned Zorrie all over again, casting her off into the perilous realities and sublime landscapes of rural, Depression-era Indiana. Drifting west, Zorrie survived on odd jobs, sleeping in barns and under the stars, before finding a position at a radium processing plant. At the end of each day, the girls at her factory glowed from the radioactive material. But when Indiana calls Zorrie home, she finally finds the love and community that have eluded her in and around the small town of Hillisburg. And yet, even as she tries to build a new life, Zorrie discovers that her trials have only begun.

A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250261960 | Published November 8, 2022

When Frances Howard, the beautiful but unhappy wife of the Earl of Essex, meets the talented Anne Turner, the two strike up an unlikely yet powerful friendship. Frances makes Anne her confidante, sweeping her into a glamorous and extravagant world, riven with bitter rivalry. As the women grow closer, each hopes to change her circumstances. Frances is trapped in a miserable marriage while loving another, and newly widowed Anne struggles to keep herself and her six children alive as she waits for a promised proposal. A desperate plan to change their fortunes is hatched. But navigating the Jacobean court is a dangerous game, and one misstep could cost them everything.

City of Time and Magic by Paula Brackston - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250269843 | Published November 8, 2022

CITY OF TIME AND MAGIC sees Xanthe face her greatest challenges yet. She must choose from three treasures that sing to her: a beautiful writing slope, a mourning brooch of heartbreaking detail, and a gorgeous gem-set hat pin. All call her, but the wrong one could take her on a mission other than that which she must address first, and the stakes could not be higher. While her earlier mission to Regency England had been a success, the journey home resulted in Liam being taken from her, spirited away to another time and place. Xanthe must follow the treasure that will take her to him if he is not to be lost forever.

Death Under the Perseids: A Havana Mystery by Teresa Dovalpage - Fiction, Mystery

Soho Crime | 9781641294058 | Published November 8, 2022

Cuban-born Mercedes Spivey and her American husband, Nolan, win a five-day cruise to Cuba. Although the circumstances surrounding the prize seem a little suspicious to Mercedes, Nolan’s current unemployment and their need to spice up their marriage make the decision a no-brainer. Once aboard, Mercedes is surprised to see two people she met through her ex-boyfriend, Lorenzo: former University of Havana professor Selfa Segarra and down-on-his-luck Spanish writer Javier Jurado. Even stranger: they also received a free cruise. When Selfa disappears on their first day at sea, Mercedes and Javier begin to wonder if their presence on the cruise is more than coincidence.

Just Thieves by Gregory Galloway - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Melville House | 9781612199962 | Published November 8, 2022

Rick and Frank are recovering addicts and accomplished house thieves. They do not steal randomly --- they steal according to order, hired by a mysterious handler. The jobs run routinely until they’re tasked with taking a seemingly worthless trophy: an object that generates interest and obsession out of proportion to its apparent value. Just as the robbery is completed, the two are involved in a freak car accident that sets off a chain of events, and Frank disappears with the trophy. As Rick tries to find Frank, he is forced to confront his past, upending both his livelihood and his sense of reality.

Last Redemption: A Rick Cahill Novel by Matt Coyle - Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Oceanview Publishing | ‎9781608095193 | Published November 8, 2022

Rick Cahill's fiancée, Leah Landingham, is pregnant with their first child, and Rick is doing PI work that pays well and keeps him out of danger. Then a doctor gives him the bad news about the headaches he’s been suffering --- CTE, which leads to senility and early death --- a secret he keeps from Leah and his best friend, Moira MacFarlane. When Moira asks him to monitor her son, Luke --- who’s broken a restraining order to stay away from his girlfriend --- a simple surveillance explodes into greed, deceit and murder. Luke goes missing, and Rick’s dogged determination compels him to follow clues that lead to the exploration of high finance and DNA cancer research. Ultimately, Rick is forced to battle sadistic killers as he tries to find Luke and stay alive long enough to see the birth of his child.

Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes by Travis Baldree - Fantasy, Fiction, Humor

Tor Books | 9781250886088 | Published November 8, 2022

After a lifetime of bounties and bloodshed, Viv is hanging up her sword for the last time. The battle-weary orc aims to start fresh, opening the first ever coffee shop in the city of Thune. But old and new rivals stand in the way of success --- not to mention the fact that no one has the faintest idea what coffee actually is. If Viv wants to put the blade behind her and make her plans a reality, she won't be able to go it alone. But the true rewards of the uncharted path are the travelers you meet along the way. And whether drawn together by ancient magic, flaky pastry or a freshly brewed cup, they may become partners, family and something deeper than she ever could have dreamed.

Mothers, Fathers, and Others: Essays by Siri Hustvedt - Essays, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781982176402 | Published November 8, 2022

Described as “a 21st-century Virginia Woolf” in the Literary Review (UK), Man Booker-longlisted author Siri Hustvedt displays her expansive intellect and interdisciplinary knowledge in this collection that moves effortlessly between stories of her mother, grandmother and daughter to artistic mothers, Jane Austen, Emily Brontë and Lousie Bourgeois, to the broader meanings of maternal in a culture shaped by misogyny and fantasies of paternal authority. MOTHERS, FATHERS, AND OTHERS is a polymath’s journey into urgent questions about familial love and hate, human prejudice and cruelty, and the transformative power of art.

Never Rescue a Rogue by Virginia Heath - Comedy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Humor, Romance

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250787781 | Published November 8, 2022

Diana Merriwell and Giles Sinclair only tolerate one another for the sake of their nearest and dearest. Everyone believes that the two of them are meant to be together, but Diana and Giles know that their constant pithy barbs come from a shared disdain --- not a hidden attraction. But they do have one thing in common --- the secrets they can’t risk escaping. When Giles’ father, the curmudgeonly Duke of Harpenden, unexpectedly turns up his toes, it’s only a matter of time before someone comes crawling out of the woodwork who knows the true circumstances of his only son's birth. As the threat of blackmail becomes real, Giles must uncover the truth of his parentage first, or else he and all those who depend upon him will be ruined.

Targeted: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel by Stephen Hunter - Fiction, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781668009819 | Published November 8, 2022

After his successful takedown of a dangerous terrorist, Bob Lee Swagger learns that no good deed goes unpunished. Summoned to court by the United States Congress, Swagger is accused of reckless endangerment by a hardheaded anti-gun congresswoman. But what begins as political posturing soon turns deadly when the auditorium where the committee is being held is attacked. Swagger, the congresswoman, and numerous bystanders and reporters are taken hostage by a group of violent operatives. Trapped in the auditorium and still struggling with injuries from his last assignment, Swagger must rely on his instincts, his shooting skills and the help of a mysterious rogue sniper on the outside to ensure that everyone makes it out alive.

Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780063028067 | Published November 8, 2022

One man --- visionary billionaire restaurant chain magnate T. R. Schmidt, Ph.D. --- has a Big Idea for reversing global warming, a master plan perhaps best described as “elemental.” But will it work? And just as important, what are the consequences for the planet and all of humanity should it be applied? Ranging from the Texas heartland to the Dutch royal palace in the Hague, from the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas to the sunbaked Chihuahuan Desert, TERMINATION SHOCK brings together a disparate group of characters from different cultures and continents who grapple with the real-life repercussions of global warming. Ultimately, it asks the question: Might the cure be worse than the disease?

The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250810113 | Published November 8, 2022

Thirteen years ago, Delphine abandoned her prestigious soloist spot at the Paris Opera Ballet for a new life in St. Petersburg– --- taking with her a secret that could upend the lives of her best friends, fellow dancers Lindsay and Margaux. Now 36 years old, Delphine has returned to her former home and to the legendary Palais Garnier Opera House to choreograph the ballet that will kickstart the next phase of her career --- and, she hopes, finally make things right with her former friends. But Delphine quickly discovers that things have changed while she's been away...and some secrets can't stay buried forever.

Woodrow on the Bench: Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog by Jenna Blum - Memoir, Nonfiction

Harper Paperbacks | 9780063113190 | Published November 8, 2022

Since she adopted him as a puppy 15 years earlier, Jenna Blum and Woodrow have been inseparable. Known to many as “the George Clooney of dogs” for his good looks and charm, Woodrow and his “Mommoo” are fixtures in their Boston neighborhood. But Woodrow is aging. As he begins to fail, the true nature of his extraordinary relationship with Jenna is revealed. Jenna may be the dog parent, but it is Woodrow, with his amazing personality and trusting nature, who has much to teach her. A divorcée who has experienced her share of sadness and loss, Jenna discovers, over the months she spends caring for her ailing dog, what it is to be present in the moment, and what it truly means to love.

A Wish for Winter by Viola Shipman - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Graydon House | 9781525804847 | Published November 15, 2022

Despite losing her parents in a tragic accident just before her 14th Christmas, Susan Norcross has had it better than most, with loving grandparents to raise her and a gang of quirky, devoted friends to support her. Now a successful bookstore owner in a tight-knit Michigan lakeside community, Susan is facing down 40 --- the same age as her mother when she died --- and can’t help but see everything she hasn’t achieved, including finding a love match of her own. To add to the pressure, everyone in her small town believes it’s Susan’s destiny to meet and marry a man dressed as Santa, just like her mother and grandmother before her. So it seems cosmically unfair that the man she makes an instant connection with at an annual Santa Run is lost in the crowd before she can get his name.

Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan - Fiction, Romance

Forever | 9781538706794 | Published November 15, 2022

Their love was supposed to last forever. But when life delivered blow after devastating blow, Yasmen and Josiah Wade found that love alone couldn’t solve or save everything. It couldn’t save their marriage. Yasmen wasn’t prepared for how her life fell apart, but she’s finally starting to find joy again. She and Josiah have found a new rhythm, co-parenting their two kids and running a thriving business together. Yet, like magnets, they’re always drawn back to each other, and now they’re beginning to wonder if they’re truly ready to let go of everything they once had. Soon, one stolen kiss leads to another…and then more. It's all good --- until old wounds reopen. Is it too late for them to find forever? Or could they even be better the second time around?

Brothers in Arms: One Legendary Tank Regiment's Bloody War from D-Day to VE-Day by James Holland - History, Nonfiction

Grove Press | 9780802160386 | Published November 15, 2022

In the annals of World War II, certain groups of soldiers stand out, and among the most notable were the Sherwood Rangers. Originally a cavalry unit in the last days of horses in combat, whose officers were landed gentry leading men who largely worked for them, they were switched to the “mechanized cavalry” of tanks in 1942. Winning acclaim in the North African campaign, the Sherwood Rangers then spearheaded one of the D-Day landings in Normandy on June 6, 1944, led the way across France, were the first British troops to cross into Germany, and contributed mightily to Germany’s surrender in May 1945. Acclaimed WWII historian James Holland memorably profiles an extraordinary group of citizen soldiers constantly in harm’s way.

Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Random House Trade Paperbacks | 978-0593243442 | Published November 15, 2022

Welcome to Queens, where streets echo with languages from all over the globe, subways rumble above dollar stores, and trees bloom and topple over sidewalks. Within one of New York City’s most vibrant and eclectic boroughs, young women of color like Nadira, Gabby, Naz, Trish, Angelique and countless others attempt to reconcile their immigrant backgrounds with the American culture in which they come of age. Here, they become friends for life --- or so they vow. But as they age, their paths diverge and rifts form between them, as some choose to remain on familiar streets, while others find themselves ascending in the world, beckoned by existences foreign and seemingly at odds with their humble roots.

Dark of Night by Barbara Nickless - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781662500817 | Published November 15, 2022

When esteemed historian Elizabeth Lawrence is found in her car, killed by a cobra’s bite, only a brilliant professor of semiotics, Dr. Evan Wilding, can see the signs around her strange death. As he helps homicide detective Addie Bisset decipher the scene, the puzzles left behind offer Evan chilling passage into the mind of a killer. His investigation merges with that of an Israeli agent, who claims Elizabeth was close to acquiring an invaluable artifact. She also was drawing the attention of unsavory treasure hunters, forgers and thieves. Was someone desperate to expose the truth of Elizabeth’s astonishing discovery? The deeper Evan and Addie delve into the case, the darker it gets. In a race where there can be only one winner, the final victim might be Evan.

Even Greater Mistakes: Stories by Charlie Jane Anders - Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories

Tor Books | ‎9781250766526 | Published November 15, 2022

The woman who can see all possible futures is dating the man who can see the one and only foreordained future. A wildly popular slapstick filmmaker is drawn, against his better judgment, into working with a fascist militia, against a background of social collapse. Two friends must embark on an Epic Quest To Capture The Weapon That Threatens The Galaxy, or else they’ll never achieve their dream of opening a restaurant. The stories in this collection, by their very outrageousness, achieve a heightened realism unlike any other.

Harsh Times written by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Adrian Nathan West - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Picador | 9781250858955 | Published November 15, 2022

Guatemala, 1954. The military coup perpetrated by Carlos Castillo Armas and supported by the CIA topples the democratic government of Jacobo Árbenz. Behind this violent act is a lie that will have drastic consequences for the entire region: the accusation by the Eisenhower administration, determined to protect American commercial interests in Central America, that Árbenz encouraged the spread of Soviet Communism in the Americas. HARSH TIMES is a story of international conspiracies and conflicting interests in the time of the Cold War, echoes of which still reverberate today.

I Know Where You Live by Gregg Olsen - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781542016476 | Published November 15, 2022

When Violet thinks of her happily married grandfather --- a predator lovingly referred to as Papa --- the feelings of rage and betrayal still swell. Her younger sister, Lily, just discovered the numbing truth about him. Their mother, Rose, can’t believe it. When Papa suffers a sudden, and suspicious, fatal heart attack at Violet’s wedding, she can barely conceal her joy. Maybe the fellow survivor at her support group is right: moving on is possible only when monsters are removed from society permanently. Violet is focusing on the now. Even if doing so calls for extremes. For herself, and for the sake of other victims like her, Violet is reclaiming the power stolen from her as a child. But the secrets she now keeps, and the lies she must tell, come with a price.

Love in the Big City written by Sang Young Park, translated by Anton Hur - Fiction

Grove Press | 9780802160379 | Published November 15, 2022

Young is a cynical yet fun-loving Korean student who pinballs from home to class to the beds of recent Tinder matches. He and Jaehee, his female best friend and roommate, frequent nearby bars where they push away their anxieties about their love lives, families and money with rounds of soju and ice-cold Marlboro Reds that they keep in their freezer. Yet over time, even Jaehee leaves Young to settle down, leaving him alone to care for his ailing mother and to find companionship in his relationships with a series of men, including one whose handsomeness is matched by his coldness, and another who might end up being the great love of his life.

New York, My Village by Uwem Akpan - Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9781324035893 | Published November 15, 2022

From a suspiciously cheap Hell’s Kitchen walk-up, Nigerian editor and winner of a Toni Morrison Publishing Fellowship Ekong Udousoro is about to learn the ins and outs of the publishing industry from its incandescent epicenter. While his sophisticated colleagues meet him with kindness and hospitality, he is soon exposed to a colder, ruthlessly commercial underbelly, not the least of which is a bedrock of white cultural superiority and racist assumptions about Africa, its peoples and, worst of all, its food. Reckoning with the recent history of the devastating and brutal Biafran War, in which his people were a minority of a minority caught up in the mutual slaughter of majority tribes, Ekong’s life in New York becomes a saga of unanticipated strife.

Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade - Comedy, Fiction, Humor, Romance, Women's Fiction

Avon | 9780063215870 | Published November 15, 2022

Maria’s one-night-stand --- the thick-thighed, sexy Viking of a man she left without a word or a note --- just reappeared. Apparently, Peter is her surly “Gods of the Gates” co-star, and they’re about to spend the next six years filming on a desolate Irish island together. She still wants him…but he now wants nothing to do with her. Peter knows this role could finally transform him from a forgettable character actor into a leading man. He also knows a failed relationship with Maria could poison the set. Given time, maybe they can be cooperative colleagues or friends, but not lovers again. No matter how much he aches for her. For years, they don’t touch off-camera. But on their last night of filming, their mutual restraint finally shatters, and all their pent-up desire explodes into renewed passion.

The (Other) You: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction, Short Stories

Ecco | 9780063035225 | Published November 15, 2022

In THE (OTHER) YOU, Joyce Carol Oates ponders alternate destinies: the other lives we might have led if we’d made different choices. An accomplished writer returns to her childhood home of Yewville, but the homecoming stirs troubled thoughts about the person she might have been if she’d never left. A man in prison contemplates the gravity of his irreversible act. A student’s affair with a professor results in a pregnancy that alters the course of her life forever. Even the experience of reading is investigated as one that can create a profound transformation: “You could enter another time, the time of the book.”