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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 2023

Paperback

The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre by Natasha Lester - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Forever | 9781538706923 | Published October 17, 2023

Alix St. Pierre grew up surrounded by Hollywood glamour but never truly felt part of that world. In 1943, with WWII raging, she lands a publicity job to recruit women into the workforce. Her skills catch the attention of the U.S. government, and she finds herself with an even bigger assignment: sent to Switzerland as a spy. Soon Alix is on the precipice of something very big. But how far can she trust her German informant? After an Allied victory that didn’t come nearly soon enough, Alix moves to Paris, ready to immerse herself in a new position as director of publicity for the yet-to-be-launched House of Dior. But when a figure from the war reappears and threatens to destroy her future, Alix realizes that only she can right the wrongs of the past…and finally find justice.

There Is Only One Ghost in the World by Sophie Klahr and Corey Zeller - Fiction

Fiction Collective 2 | 9781573662031 | Published October 17, 2023

THERE IS ONLY ONE GHOST IN THE WORLD follows the fragmented meditations of a multilayered voice, an intimate witness to our times that delicately and bluntly reveals the best and the worst in all of us. It is a kaleidoscopic investigation into the loneliness of modern American life, as well as family relationships, exploring the truths and lies that families tell one another, and why, with empathy, sorrow and humility. We travel from the oil-slicked beaches of California and the alleys of New Orleans to the steps of the Capitol.

What You Do to Me by Rochelle B. Weinstein - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Lake Union Publishing | 9781662508271 | Published October 17, 2023

Journalist Cecilia James is a sucker for a love song. So when she stumbles across a clue to the identity of the muse for one of rock’s greatest, she devotes herself to uncovering the truth, even as her own relationship is falling apart. While writing an article for Rolling Stone, Cecilia works to reveal the mystery that has intrigued fans and discovers a classic tale of two soulmates separated by fate and circumstance. Rock star Eddie Vee once sang with his soul, dedicating love songs to Sara Friedman, his inspiration and first love. Now, Eddie takes refuge in anonymity, closed off to the past. Sara, too, has distanced herself from their love, moving thousands of miles away to live the life she once railed against. As Eddie and Sara tentatively open up to Cecilia about broken dreams, she struggles to give them a happy ending.

About Face by William Giraldi - Fiction, Humor

Liveright | 9781324094128 | Published October 24, 2023

Val Face is a charismatic self-help guru who captivates multitudes with his uncanny ability to heal adherents using only the power of his words, the mysterious touch of his hands, and the transcendent beauty of his face. Assigned to write a profile of Face during his much-hyped New England tour, 30-year-old impoverished journalist Seger Jovi pens a brutal hatchet job. But Seger, at once curious and incredulous, is soon sucked into the mystic’s vortex of fame, becoming a devotee himself as he contends with the machinations and absurdities of Face’s many protectors. Just as the exalted guru appears to be reaching the apex of his powers, danger threatens from the periphery in the form of an obsessive stalker who wants Face dead.

Alone with You in the Ether: A Love Story by Olivie Blake - Fiction, Romance

Bramble | 9781250888181 | Published October 24, 2023

Two people meet in the Art Institute by chance. Prior to their encounter, he is a doctoral student who manages his destructive thoughts with compulsive calculations about time travel; she is a bipolar counterfeit artist, undergoing court-ordered psychotherapy. By the end of the story, these things will still be true. But this is not a story about endings. For Regan and Aldo, life has been a matter of resigning themselves to the blueprints of inevitability --- until the two meet. Could six conversations with a stranger be the variable that shakes up the entire simulation?

Dangerous Women: A Secret Lives Mystery by Mark de Castrique - Fiction, Mystery, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781728258331 | Published October 24, 2023

In a case deciding the future of clean energy, everything hinges on how the chief justice of the Supreme Court will lean. DANGEROUS WOMEN stirs up the perfect cocktail of ingenious spy-craft and the political intrigue of Thomas Perry's THE OLD MAN brightened with the charming, uncanny energy of KILLERS OF A CERTAIN AGE. This urgent, cleverly plotted high-stakes thriller is set in motion by a botched attack on two law clerks that leaves one dead and the other in a coma. The ensuing cover-up leaves a string of bodies and too many players at cross-purposes. It also leaves Chief Justice Clarissa Baxter with a target on her back.

Dartmouth Park by Rupert Thomson - Fiction

Other Press | 9781635421675 | Published October 24, 2023

It’s February 2019. Philip Notman, an acclaimed historian with a German wife and a troubled 19-year-old son, is on his way back from a conference in Norway when he has an unexpected and disturbing experience that completely alters his view of the life that he has been living and the world that surrounds him. Believing that Inés, an attractive Spanish sociologist whom he met at the conference, can shed light on what he is feeling, he travels to Cádiz to see her. But his journey doesn’t end there. Is he thinking of leaving his wife, whom he still loves, or is he trying to change a reality that he appears to find unbearable? Is he on a quest for a simpler and more authentic existence, or is he utterly self-deluded? And if he is in denial about what he is doing, how far will he go to avoid facing the truth?

Duplicity: A Brick Kavanagh Mystery by Shawn Wilson - Fiction, Mystery

Oceanview Publishing | 9781608095810 | Published October 24, 2023

After the trauma of his last case, and after three months spent recovering in Ireland, life is looking up for newly retired homicide detective Brian (Brick) Kavanagh. Back home in Washington, D.C., a new job shows promise when he’s asked to train criminology students in cold case techniques. Then he’s off to a whirlwind weekend in Chicago with Nora, an Aer Lingus flight attendant he’d met in Ireland. There he receives shocking news that his former partner’s wife and twin infants have been kidnapped. Brick rushes to D.C. to support Ron, the man who’s always had his back. But as days pass, Brick questions how well he really knows this man.

Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family by Rabia Chaudry - Memoir, Nonfiction

Algonquin Books | 9781643755380 | Published October 24, 2023

Rabia Chaudry was raised with a lot of love. And that love looked like food. Delicious Pakistani dishes --- fresh roti, chaat, pakoras and shorba --- and also Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen and an abundance of American processed foods, as her family discovered its adopted country through its (fast) food. In FATTY FATTY BOOM BOOM, Chaudry chronicles the dozens of times she tried and failed to achieve what she was told was her ideal weight. The truth is, she always loved food too much to hold a grudge against it. This memoir is at once an ode to Pakistani cuisine, including Chaudry’s favorite recipes; a love letter to her Muslim family, both here and in Lahore; and a courageously honest portrait of a woman making peace with a body that gets the job done but refuses to meet the expectations of others.

Iris Kelly Doesn't Date by Ashley Herring Blake - Comedy, Fiction, Humor, Romance

Berkley | 9780593550571 | Published October 24, 2023

Everyone wants Iris Kelly to settle down, but she holds firmly to her no dating rule. There’s only one problem: Iris is a romance author facing an imminent deadline for her second book, and she’s completely out of ideas. Perfectly happy to ignore her problems, Iris goes to a bar and meets a sexy stranger, Stefania. A night of dancing and making out turns into the worst one-night stand Iris has ever had. To get her mind off everything, Iris tries out for the lead role in a local play, a queer retelling of “Much Ado About Nothing,” but comes face-to-face with Stefania, whose real name turns out to be Stevie. Desperate to save face in front of her friends, Stevie asks Iris to play along as her girlfriend. As the two women play the part of a happy couple, lines start to blur, and they’re left wondering who will make the real first move.

Ladyparts: A Memoir by Deborah Copaken - Memoir, Nonfiction

Random House Trade Paperbacks | 9781984855497 | Published October 24, 2023

Twenty years after her iconic memoir SHUTTERBABE, Deborah Copaken is at her darkly comedic nadir: battered, broke, divorcing, dissected and dying --- literally --- on sexism’s battlefield as she scoops up what she believes to be her internal organs into a glass container before heading off to the hospital…in an UberPool. LADYPARTS is her irreverent inventory of both the female body and the body politic of womanhood in America, the story of one woman brought to her knees by the 1-2-12 punch of divorce, solo motherhood, healthcare Frogger, unaffordable childcare, shady landlords, her father’s death, college tuitions, sexual harassment, corporate indifference, ageism, sexism and plain old bad luck.

Laws of Annihilation: A Martyr Maker Novel by Eriq La Salle - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781728261065 | Published October 24, 2023

It's another blistering summer in New York City, and a sweltering heat wave stifles the area. Hostility between the Hasidic and Black communities has been steadily increasing since a tragic incident left a Black teenager dead. When two rabbis are killed in a gruesome attack on their synagogue, it has all the signs of retaliation. The entire city is on edge. Through it all, Agent Janet Maclin's dreams of becoming the FBI's first female director come crashing down when she receives some devastating news. In spite of it all, she's determined to help NYPD detectives Quincy Cavanaugh and Phee Freeman find the rabbis' killer as more hate crimes put the city on the brink of all-out war. As the body count climbs with the temperature and the tensions, time is running out for Maclin in more ways than one.

Marmee: A Novel of Little Women by Sarah Miller - Fiction, Historical Fiction

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780063041882 | Published October 24, 2023

In 1861, war is raging in the South, but in Concord, Massachusetts, Margaret March has her own battles to fight. With her husband serving as an army chaplain, the comfort and security of Margaret’s four daughters --- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy --- now rest on her shoulders alone. Yet even with all that weighs upon her, Margaret longs to do more, so she fills her days with humdrum charity work. All of that is interrupted when she receives a telegram from the War Department, summoning her to her husband’s bedside in Washington, D.C. While she is away, Beth falls dangerously ill, forcing Margaret to confront the possibility that the price of her own generosity toward others may be her daughter’s life.

Organ Meats by K-Ming Chang - Fiction

One World | 9780593447345 | Published October 24, 2023

Best friends Anita and Rainie find refuge by an old sycamore tree with its neighboring lot of stray dogs who have a mysterious ability to communicate with humans. The girls learn that they are preceded by generations of dog-headed women and woman-headed dogs whose bloodlines bind them together. Anita convinces Rainie to become a dog with her, tying a collar of red string around each of their necks to preserve their kinship forever. But when the two girls are separated, Anita sinks into a dreamworld that only Rainie knows how to rescue her from. As Anita’s body begins to rot, it is up to Rainie to rebuild Anita’s body and keep her friend from being lost forever.

People Person by Candice Carty-Williams - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Gallery Books | 9781501196058 | Published October 24, 2023

Dimple Pennington knows of her half-siblings, but she doesn’t really know them. Five people who don’t have anything in common except for faint memories of being driven through Brixton in their dad’s gold jeep, and some pretty complex abandonment issues. Dimple has bigger things to think about. She’s 30, and her life isn’t really going anywhere. An aspiring lifestyle influencer with a terrible and wayward boyfriend, Dimple’s life has shrunk to the size of a phone screen. And despite a small but loyal following, she’s never felt more alone in her life. That is, until a dramatic event brings her half-siblings crashing back into her life. And when they’re all forced to reconnect with Cyril Pennington, the absent father they never really knew, things get even more complicated.

Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro - Fiction

Vintage | 9780593467961 | Published October 24, 2023

An ancient majestic oak stands beneath the stars on Division Street. And under the tree sits Ben Wilf, a retired doctor, and 10-year-old Waldo Shenkman, a brilliant, lonely boy who is pointing out his favorite constellations. Waldo doesn’t realize it, but he and Ben have met before. And they will again, and again. Across time and space, and shared destiny. Division Street is full of secrets. An impulsive lie begets a secret --- one that will forever haunt the Wilf family. And the Shenkmans, who move into the neighborhood many years later, bring secrets of their own. Spanning 50 kaleidoscopic years, on a street --- and in a galaxy --- where stars collapse and stories collide, these two families become bound in ways they never could have imagined.

The Choice: The Dragon Heart Legacy, Book 3 by Nora Roberts - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250771803 | Published October 24, 2023

Breen Siobhan Kelly grew up in the world of Man and was once unaware of her true nature. Now she is in Talamh, trying to heal after a terrible battle and heartbreaking losses. Her grandfather, the dark god Odran, has been defeated in his attempt to rule over Talamh, and over Breen --- for now. With the enemy cast out and the portal sealed, this is a time to rest and to prepare. Breen spreads her wings and realizes a power she’s never experienced before. Keegan, who has trained her as a warrior and whom she has grown to love, is at her side when the enemy’s witches --- traitorous and power-mad --- appear to her in her sleep, practicing black magick, sacrificing the innocent, and plotting a brutal destruction for Breen.

The House in the Orchard by Elizabeth Brooks - Fiction, Gothic, Suspense, Thriller

Tin House Books | 9781959030140 | Published October 24, 2023

When a World War II widow inherits a dilapidated English estate, she uncovers a diary written by an adolescent girl named Maude Gower. Looking for answers, she begins reading, only to unravel more questions about the mysterious past and many secrets hidden deep within the walls of Orchard House. In 1876, orphaned Maude is forced to leave London, and her adored brother, Frank, to live with a stranger. Everyone tells her not to trust Miss Greenaway, the enigmatic owner of Orchard House, but Maude can’t help warming to her new guardian. She finds herself discovering who she is for the first time and learning to love her new home. But when Frank comes for an unexpected visit, the delicate balance of Maude’s life is thrown into disarray.

The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Back Bay Books | 9780316441094 | Published October 24, 2023

Thomas Jefferson asserted that if there was any leader of the Revolution, “Samuel Adams was the man.” John Adams thought his cousin was “the most sagacious politician” of all. With high-minded ideals and bare-knuckle tactics, Adams led what could be called the greatest campaign of civil resistance in American history. Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer Stacy Schiff returns Adams to his seat of glory, introducing us to the shrewd, eloquent and intensely disciplined man who supplied the moral backbone of the American Revolution.

The Shards by Bret Easton Ellis - Fiction, Literary, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Vintage | 9780593469163 | Published October 24, 2023

Seventeen-year-old Bret is a senior at the exclusive Buckley prep school when a new student arrives with a mysterious past. Robert Mallory is shielding a secret from Bret and his friends even as he becomes a part of their tightly knit circle. Bret’s obsession with Mallory is equaled only by his increasingly unsettling preoccupation with the Trawler, a serial killer on the loose who seems to be drawing ever closer to Bret and his friends. The coincidences are uncanny, but they are also filtered through the imagination of a teenager whose gifts for constructing narrative from the filaments of his own life are about to make him one of the most explosive literary sensations of his generation. Can he trust his friends --- or his own mind --- to make sense of the danger they appear to be in?

The Widowmaker: A Black Harbor Novel by Hannah Morrissey - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250905505 | Published October 24, 2023

Ever since business mogul Clive Reynolds disappeared 20 years ago, the name "Reynolds" has become synonymous with "murder" and "mystery." And now, lured by a cryptic note, down-on-her-luck photographer Morgan Mori returns home to Black Harbor and into the web of their family secrets and double lives. The same night she photographs the Reynolds holiday get-together, Morgan becomes witness to a homicide of a cop that triggers the discovery of a long-buried clue. This finally could be the thing to crack open the chilling cold case, and Investigator Ryan Hudson has a chance to prove himself as lead detective. But as Morgan exposes her own dark demons, could her sordid history be the key to unlocking more than one mystery?

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

Orbit | 9780316509909 | Published October 24, 2023

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.

The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror: Volume 4 edited by Paula Guran - Anthology, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Short Stories

Pyr | 9781645060673 | Published October 24, 2023

From paranormal plots to stories of the supernatural, tales of the unfamiliar have always fascinated us humans. To keep the tradition alive, fantasy aficionado Paula Guran has gathered the most delightfully disturbing work from some of today’s finest writers of the fantastique. No two mysterious shadows are alike, and the same can be said for the books in this series. Volume 4 contains more than 300 pages of mystical fiction. Reader beware and indulge if you dare, because these chilling tales are sure to spook and surprise!

White Cat, Black Dog: Stories by Kelly Link - Fiction, Short Stories

Random House Trade Paperbacks | 9780593449974 | Published October 24, 2023

Finding seeds of inspiration in the Brothers Grimm, 17th-century French lore and Scottish ballads, Kelly Link spins classic fairy tales into utterly original stories of seekers --- characters on the hunt for love, connection, revenge or their own sense of purpose. In “The White Cat’s Divorce,” an aging billionaire sends his three sons on a series of absurd goose chases to decide which child will become his heir. In “Skinder’s Veil,” a young man agrees to take over a remote house-sitting gig for a friend. But what should be a chance to focus on his long-avoided dissertation instead becomes a wildly unexpected journey, as the house seems to be a portal for otherworldly travelers --- or perhaps a door into his own mysterious psyche.

A Heart That Works by Rob Delaney - Memoir, Nonfiction

Spiegel & Grau | 9781954118560 | Published October 31, 2023

In 2018, Rob Delaney’s two-year-old son, Henry, died of a brain tumor. A HEART THAT WORKS is Delaney’s intimate, unflinching and at times fiercely funny exploration of Henry’s beautiful, bright life and the devastation of his loss --- from the harrowing illness to the vivid, bodily impact of grief and the blind, furious rage that followed through to the forceful, unstoppable love that remains. In the madness of his grief, Delaney grapples with the fragile miracle of life, the mysteries of death, and the question of purpose for those left behind. Profound, painful, full of emotion and bracingly honest, Delaney’s memoir offers solace to those who have faced devastation and shows us how grace may appear even in the darkest times.