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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.

June 2024

Hardcover

Eruption by Michael Crichton and James Patterson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little Brown and Company | 9780316565073 | Published June 3, 2024

Michael Crichton, creator of Jurassic Park, ER, Twister, and Westworld, had a passion project he’d been pursuing for years, ahead of his untimely passing in 2008. Knowing how special it was, his wife, Sherri Crichton, held back his notes and the partial manuscript until she found the right author to complete it: James Patterson, the world’s most popular storyteller.

All the Summers In Between by Brooke Lea Foster - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Gallery Books | 9781668034378 | Published June 4, 2024

When wealthy, impulsive summer girl Margot meets hardworking and steady local girl Thea in the summer of 1967, the unlikely pair become fast friends, working alongside one another in a record store and spending every spare moment together. But after an unspeakable incident on one devastating August night, they don’t see one another for 10 years...until Margot suddenly reappears in Thea’s life, begging for help and harboring more than one dangerous secret. Unfulfilled as a housewife, Thea enjoys the dazzling sense of adventure Margot brings to her life, but will the truth of what happened to them that fateful summer ruin everything?

Ambition Monster: A Memoir by Jennifer Romolini - Memoir, Nonfiction

Atria Books | 9781668056585 | Published June 4, 2024

After years of relentlessly racing up the professional ladder, Jennifer Romolini reached the kind of success many crave: a high-profile, C-suite dream job, a book well-received enough that reporters wanted to know the secrets to her success and a gig traveling around the country giving speeches on “making it.” But beneath this polished surface was a powder keg of unresolved trauma and chronic overwork. It was all about to blow. Written with self-deprecation and wit, AMBITION MONSTER is a gutsy and powerful look at workaholism and the addictive nature of achievement, the lingering effect of childhood trauma and the failures of our modern rat race --- perfect for people pleasers, overachievers and those whose traumas have driven them to strike for “goodness,” no matter the cost.

Bright and Tender Dark by Joanna Pearson - Fiction

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781639732890 | Published June 4, 2024

Days after the dawn of Y2K, beautiful, charismatic 19-year-old Karlie Richards is found brutally murdered in her campus apartment. Two decades later, those who knew Karlie --- and those who just knew of her --- remain consumed by her death. Among them is her freshman year roommate, Joy, now middle-aged and mid-divorce, living in the same college town and desperate for a new beginning. Upon finding a letter from Karlie, Joy is convinced the wrong man was convicted. Soon she dives into the dark world of internet conspiracy, sleuth blogs and others touched by the long, sensational aftermath of this crime. They include: the trans night manager of the building where Karlie was killed; the mother of the man serving time; and the professor Karlie had a relationship with before her death.

Dead Tired: An Expectant Detectives Mystery by Kat Ailes - Fiction, Humor, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250322739 | Published June 4, 2024

Alice didn’t think her maternity leave would involve so much, well, murder. Before becoming new moms, Alice and her friends in her prenatal group became accidental sleuths and solved a crime together. With that behind them and Alice's son now a year old, Alice wants to catch up on sleep. An unusual opportunity presents itself in the form of an eco-protest, Alice and her friends chain themselves to trees so they can rest. The next morning, one of their fellow protesters is found strangled. Alice and her friends become entangled in the mystery, offering a break from babies. Eager to continue proving her skills as a detective, Alice assembles her gang of new moms to investigate this latest mystery. 

Enlightenment by Sarah Perry - Fiction, Gothic, Romance

Mariner Books | 9780063352612 | Published June 4, 2024

Thomas Hart and Grace Macaulay have lived all their lives in the small Essex town of Aldleigh. Though separated in age by three decades, the pair are kindred spirits --- torn between their commitment to religion and their desire to explore the world beyond their small Baptist community. It is two romantic relationships that will rend their friendship, and in the wake of this rupture, Thomas develops an obsession with a vanished nineteenth-century astronomer said to haunt a nearby manor and Grace flees Aldleigh entirely for London. Thomas and Grace will ask themselves what it means to love and be loved, what is fixed and what is mutable, how much of our fate is predestined and written in the stars and whether they can find their way back to each other.

Farewell, Amethysine by Walter Mosley - Fiction, Mystery

Mulholland Books | 9780316491112 | Published June 4, 2024

January 1970 finds Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, LA’s premier Black detective, at 50 years of age despite all expectations. All is right with the world… and then Amethystine Stoller, his own personal Helen of Troy, arrives. Her ex-husband is missing. A simple enough case. But even as Easy takes his first step in the investigation he trips.  He falls into the memory of things past. The missing ex, a young white man named Curt Fields, is found dead. Easy’s only real friend in the LAPD, Melvin Suggs, has gone into hiding rather than allow his femme fatale wife to go to the gas chamber. The 1970’s have ushered in new expectations of men and women, Black and White, and Easy has to make a choice that will almost certainly hasten a permanent descent, one that might sunder his soul.

Fire Exit by Morgan Talty - Fiction, Literary Fiction

W. W. Norton | 9781959030553 | Published June 4, 2024

From the porch of his home, Charles Lamosway has watched the life he might have had unfold across the river on Maine’s Penobscot Reservation. On the far bank, he caught brief moments of his neighbor Elizabeth’s life --- from the day she came home from the hospital to her early twenties. But there’s always been something deeper and more dangerous than the river that divides him from her and the rest of the tribal community. It’s the secret that Elizabeth is his daughter, a secret Charles is no longer willing to keep. Now, it’s been weeks since he’s seen Elizabeth, and Charles is worried. Forced to confront a lost childhood on the reservation, Charles contends with questions he’s long been afraid to ask. Is his secret about Elizabeth his to share? And would his daughter want to know the truth, even if it could cost her everything she’s ever known?

For the Love of Summer by Susan Mallery - Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Romance

Mira | 9780778368205 | Published June 4, 2024

As the owner of Twisted, Seattle’s best salons, Erica knows that the sharpest cuts come from the people we love. She’s terrified that she’s losing her teen daughter, Summer, to her “other” family, especially to her stepmom, Allison. All it takes to blow up Allison’s happy life is one collect call. Her beloved husband, Peter, has been arrested, leaving Allison pregnant, broke, scared and alone with a toddler. But when her stepdaughter ferrets out the truth, the teen rushes to the last person Allison wants to ask for help --- her husband’s battle-ax ex. Can two women who married the same man move beyond their complicated past and rethink what it means to be family?

Holy City by Henry Wise - Crime, Fiction, Police Procedural

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9788002162915 | Published June 4, 2024

After a decade of exile precipitated by the tragic death of his mother, Will Seems returns home from Richmond to rural Southern Virginia, taking a job as deputy sheriff in a landscape given way to crime and defeat. Will's efforts to go about his life are wrecked when a mysterious, brutal homicide claims the life of an old friend, Tom Janders. A man Will knows to be innocent is arrested for Tom's murder, and despite Will's pleas, his boss seems all too content to wrap up the case and move on. Will must weigh his personal guilt against his public duty when the local Black community hires Bennico Watts, an unpredictable private detective from Richmond, to help him find the real killer. Bennico and Will clash as they each defend their untraditional ways on a wild ride that wends deep into the Snakefoot --- leaving us enmeshed in the tangled history of a region and its people that leaves no one innocent, no one free and nothing sacred.

I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: (But I'm Going To Anyway) by Chelsea Devantez - Humor, Memoir, Nonfiction, Women's Fiction

Hanover Square Press | 9781335455079 | Published June 4, 2024

There are things Chelsea Devantez probably shouldn’t be telling you. Many of them are in this book: some are embarrassing, some are confessional and some are TMI. Then there are things Chelsea really shouldn’t be telling you: like the time her biggest family secret was publicly outed, or about the drive-by shootings and the precipitating domestic violence she survived. Yet through it all, it’s the women in Chelsea’s life who kept her going --- from the lowest points of her childhood when she and her mom had only $100 left to their name, all the way to her career highs as the Emmy-nominated Head Writer for "The Problem with Jon Stewart". In I SHOULDN'T BE TELLING YOU THIS, Chelsea centers each story around a different woman who shaped her life. Reading it will feel kinda like that moment at a party when your friend beckons you close, sloshes her martini around and covertly whispers, “I really shouldn’t say this, but…”

I've Tried Being Nice: Essays by Ann Leary - Essays, Nonfiction

S&S/Marysue Rucci Books | 9781982120344 | Published June 4, 2024

Having arrived at a certain age (her prime), Ann Leary casts a wry backward glance at a life spent trying --- and often failing --- to be nice. With wit and surprising candor, Leary recounts the bedlam of home bat invasions, an obsession with online personality tests and the mortification of taking ballroom dance lessons with her actor husband. She describes hilarious red-carpet fiascos and other observations from the sidelines of fame, while also touching upon her more poignant struggles with alcoholism, her love for her family, her dogs, and so much more.

In the Hour of Crows by Dana Elmendorf - Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Mystery, Magic, Magical Realism

Mira | 9780778310495 | Published June 4, 2024

Weatherly Opal Wilder is a Death Talker. When called upon, she can talk the death out of the dying and save their lives --- only once, never twice. But this truly unique gift comes at a price, rooting Weatherly to people who only want her around when they need her and resent her unfamiliar ways when they don’t. Weatherly’s cousin Adaire also has a gift: she’s a Scryer and can see the future reflected back in dark surfaces. Right before she is killed in an accident, Adaire saw something unnerving, and that’s why Weatherly believes she was murdered. With the help of clues Adaire left behind and her family’s Granny Witch recipe box, Weatherly sets out to find the truth behind her cousin’s death, whatever it takes.

Mirrored Heavens by Rebecca Roanhorse - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

S&S/Saga Press | 9781534437708 | Published June 4, 2024

Serapio, avatar of the Crow God Reborn and the newly crowned Carrion King, rules Tova. But his enemies gather both on distant shores and within his own city as the matrons of the clans scheme to destroy him. Meanwhile, Xiala is thrust back amongst her people as war comes first to the island of Teek. With their way of life and their magic under threat, she is their last best hope. But the sea won’t talk to her the way it used to, and doubts riddle her mind. And in the far northern wastelands, Naranpa, avatar of the Sun God, seeks a way to save Tova from the visions of fire that engulf her dreams. But another presence has begun stalking her nightmares, and the Jaguar God is on the hunt.

One Deadly Eye: A Doc Ford Novel by Randy Wayne White - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Hanover Square Press | 9781335013606 | Published June 4, 2024

A Russian diplomat disappears while Doc is tagging great white sharks in South Africa, and members of a criminal brotherhood, Bratva, don’t think it’s a coincidence. No one, however, is prepared for a cataclysmic event that leaves Doc to deal with escapees from Russia’s most dangerous prison, including a serial killer --- the Vulture Monk --- who has a taste for blood. Doc has a lot at stake --- the lives of his fiancée, Hannah Smith, and their son, plus the fate of his hipster pal, Tomlinson, whose sailboat has disappeared in the Gulf of Mexico. The greatest threat of all, though, is a force that cannot be escaped --- a Category Five hurricane that, minute by minute, melds sins of the past with Florida's precarious future.

Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction

Tordotcom | 9781250290281 | Published June 4, 2024

When a domesticated robot gets a nasty little idea downloaded into its core programming, they murder their owner. The robot discovers they can also do something else they never did before: They can run away. Fleeing the household they enter a wider world they never knew existed, where the age-old hierarchy of humans at the top is disintegrating into ruins and an entire robot ecosystem devoted to human wellbeing is having to find a new purpose.

Shelterwood by Lisa Wingate - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780593726501 | Published June 4, 2024

Oklahoma, 1909. Eleven-year-old Olive Augusta Radley knows that her stepfather doesn’t have good intentions toward the two Choctaw girls boarded in their home as wards. When the older girl disappears, Ollie flees to the woods, taking six-year-old Nessa with her. Together they begin a perilous journey to the remote Winding Stair Mountains, the notorious territory of outlaws, treasure hunters and desperate men. Oklahoma, 1990. Law enforcement ranger Valerie Boren-Odell arrives at newly minted Horsethief Trail National Park seeking a quiet place to balance a career and single parenthood. But no sooner has Valerie reported for duty than she’s faced with local controversy over the park’s opening, a teenage hiker gone missing from one of the trails, and the long-hidden burial site of three children unearthed in a cave.

Stuart Woods' Smolder: A Stone Barrington Novel by Brett Battles - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593540091 | Published June 4, 2024

Finally enjoying some downtime in Santa Fe, Stone Barrington agrees to attend an art exhibit with a dear friend. There, he encounters an intriguing woman who is on the trail of a ring of art thieves. Always one to please, Stone offers his help. From Santa Fe to Los Angeles, it quickly becomes clear that her investigation has links to Stone --- particularly to rare Matilda Stone art, his mother’s paintings. And when old grudges come to light, Stone is forced to reckon with a familiar enemy. Stone must act fast before whoever is out to get him finally closes in on him...for good.

Swift River by Essie Chambers - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781668027912 | Published June 4, 2024

It’s the summer of 1987 in Swift River, and Diamond Newberry is learning how to drive. Ever since her Pop disappeared seven years ago, she and her mother hitchhike everywhere they go. But that’s not the only reason Diamond stands out: she’s teased relentlessly about her weight, and since Pop’s been gone, she is the only Black person in all of Swift River. But when Diamond receives a letter from a relative she’s never met, key elements of Pop’s life are uncovered and she is introduced to two generations of African American Newberry women, whose lives span the 20th century and reveal a much larger picture of prejudice and abandonment, of love and devotion. But how will what she’s learned of the past change her future?

Tell Me Who You Are by Louisa Luna - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

MCD | 9780374612795 | Published June 4, 2024

Dr. Caroline Strange is certain she knows what's best for her patients and her family  but that all changes when a troubled young man arrives for his appointment and makes a pair of alarming confessions: I am going to kill someone, and I know who you really are. Dr. Caroline is accustomed to hearing her patients’ darkest secrets, but Nelson Schack may be one step ahead when detectives show up later that day, inquiring about a missing woman. It looks like Nelson has made good on his threat --- yet Dr. Caroline becomes the prime suspect. Dr. Caroline takes matters into her own hands, chasing down Nelson and colliding with a past she has spent her life trying to forget. Getting closer to her target means all the polished pieces of her life shatter when people question who she is.

The Ballad of Jacquotte Delahaye by Briony Cameron - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Atria Books | 9781668051023 | Published June 4, 2024

In the tumultuous town of Yáquimo, Santo Domingo, Jacquotte Delahaye is an unknown but up-and-coming shipwright. When her way of life and the delicate balance of power in the town are threatened, she is forced to flee her home and become a woman on the run along with a motley crew of refugees. Jacquotte and her band become indentured servants to the infamous Blackhand, a ruthless pirate captain who rules his ship with an iron fist. When Blackhand hatches a dangerous scheme to steal a Portuguese shipment of jewels, Jacquotte must rely on her wits, resourcefulness and friends to survive. But she discovers there is a grander, darker scheme of treachery at play, and she ultimately must decide what price she is willing to pay to secure a better future for them all.

The Coast Road by Alan Murrin - Family Life, Fiction, Marriage

HarperVia | 9780063336520 | Published June 4, 2024

Set in 1994, THE COAST ROAD tells the story of two women --- Izzy Keaveney, a housewife, and Colette Crowley, a poet. Colette has left her husband and sons for a married man in Dublin. When she returns to her home in County Donegal to try to pick up the pieces of her old life, her husband, Shaun, a successful businessman, denies her access to her children. The only way she can see them is with the help of neighbour Izzy, acting as a go-between. Izzy also feels caught in a troubled marriage. The friendship that develops between them will ultimately lead to tragedy for one, and freedom for the other.

The Comfort of Ghosts by Jacqueline Winspear - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery

Soho Press | 978-1641296069 | Published June 4, 2024

London, 1945: Four adolescent orphans with a dark wartime history are squatting in a vacant Belgravia mansion --- the owners having fled London under heavy Luftwaffe bombing. Psychologist and Investigator Maisie Dobbs visits the mansion on behalf of the owners and discovers that a demobilized soldier, gravely ill and reeling from his experiences overseas, has taken shelter with the group. Maisie’s quest to bring comfort to the youngsters and the ailing soldier brings to light a decades-old mystery concerning Maisie’s first husband, James Compton, who was killed while piloting an experimental fighter aircraft. As Maisie unravels the threads of her dead husband’s life, she is forced to examine her own painful past and question beliefs she has always accepted as true.

The Last Note of Warning by Katharine Schellman - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250325792 | Published June 4, 2024

Prohibition is a dangerous time to be a working-class woman in New York City, but Vivian Kelly has finally found some stability and freedom. By day, she’s a respectable shop assistant, delivering luxurious dresses to the city’s elite. By night, she serves illegal drinks and dances into the morning at a secretive, back-alley speakeasy known as the Nightingale. Then the husband of a wealthy client is found dead and Vivian is the last person to see him alive, the police eagerly make her the primary suspect. Vivian won't leave town without a fight, she'll cash in every favor to prove she has no connection to the dead man. The deeper Vivian digs though, she can't avoid the truth: someone she knows wanted him dead. Framing her is the best way to get away with murder.

The Last Song of Penelope by Claire North - Fairy Tale, Fiction

Hachette Books | 9780316444101 | Published June 4, 2024

Many years ago, Odysseus sailed to war and never returned. For twenty years his wife Penelope and the women of Ithaca have guarded the isle against suitors and rival kings. But peace cannot be kept forever, and the balance of power is about to break . . . A beggar has arrived at the Palace. Salt-crusted and ocean-battered, he is scorned by the suitors - but Penelope recognises in him something terrible: her husband, Odysseus, returned at last. Yet this Odysseus is no hero. By returning to the island in disguise, he is not merely plotting his revenge against the suitors - vengeance that will spark a civil war --- but he's testing the loyalty of his queen.  Has she been faithful to him all these years?  And how much blood is Odysseus willing to shed to be sure?