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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.

August 2022

Hardcover

The Hunt: A Decker/Lazarus Novel by Faye Kellerman - Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062910493 | Published August 23, 2022

Teresa McLaughlin, the biological mother of Peter and his wife Rina’s foster son, Gabe, has fled to Los Angeles with her two children in tow amid a messy divorce. But LA is no escape from her problems --- she is found by ruthless men and beaten mercilessly. When she wakes, Teresa discovers that both of her children are gone and frantically calls Gabe for help. With his mother on the verge of death, Gabe contacts Peter and Rina, as well as his biological father, Christopher Donatti, a former hit man from a known criminal family. By bringing Donatti into the fray, Gabe, Peter and Rina know they have made a deal with the devil --- but they may not be able to recover the kids without him. 

Traitor's Dance by Jeff Abbott - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538708743 | Published August 23, 2022

Sam Capra and his son, Daniel, are living a quiet life in Austin, Texas, where Sam runs bars and nightclubs around the world. He's working for America's most secret espionage agency, known as Section K. When Markus Bolt, the last American traitor, who fled to Moscow after turning over allied names and secrets to the Russians is missing, a fellow spy enlists the help of Sam. The Americans need to find Markus before the Russains do. Sam has to make contact with Bolt's abandoned daughter, Amanda, and determine if she has contacted her father. As Sam tries to find Bolt and protect Amanda, the search grows dangerous. Sam faces secrets and threats that change his and Daniel's lives forever. 

Bully Market: My Story of Money and Misogyny at Goldman Sachs by Jamie Fiore Higgins - Business, Economics, Memoir, Nonfiction, Sociology

Simon & Schuster | 9781668001028 | Published August 30, 2022

Jamie Fiore Higgins became one of the few women at the highest ranks of Goldman Sachs. Spurred on by the obligation she felt to her working-class immigrant family, she rose through the ranks and saw it all: out-of-control, lavish parties flowing with never-ending drinks; affairs flouted in the office; rampant drug use; and, most pervasively, a discriminatory culture that seemed designed to hold back the few women and people of color employed at the company. Despite Goldman Sachs having the right talking points and statistics, Fiore Higgins soon realized that these provided a veneer to cover up what she found to be an abusive culture. Her account is one filled with shocking stories of harassment and jaw-dropping tales of exclusionary behavior.

Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780593158685 | Published August 30, 2022

Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning player named Nicki Chan. At 37 years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if her body doesn’t move as fast as it did. And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to. In spite of it all, Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season. 

Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney - Fiction, Gothic, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Flatiron Books | 9781250843937 | Published August 30, 2022

After years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darker’s entire family is assembling for Nana’s 80th birthday party in Nana’s crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island. Finally back together one last time, when the tide comes in, they will be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours. The family arrives, each of them harboring secrets. Then at the stroke of midnight, as a storm rages, Nana is found dead. And an hour later, the next family member follows... Trapped on an island where someone is killing them one by one, the Darkers must reckon with their present mystery as well as their past secrets, before the tide comes in and all is revealed.

Mercy: An Atlee Pine Thriller by David Baldacci - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538719732 | Published August 30, 2022

For her entire life, FBI agent Atlee Pine has been searching for her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Mercy’s disappearance left behind a damaged family that later shattered beyond repair when Atlee’s parents inexplicably abandoned her. Now, after a perilous investigation that nearly proved fatal, Atlee has finally discovered not only the reason behind her parents’ abandonment and Mercy’s kidnapping, but also the most promising breakthrough yet: proof that Mercy survived her abduction and then escaped her captors many years ago. Though Atlee is tantalizingly close to her family at last, the final leg of her long road to Mercy will be the most treacherous yet.

Murder in Westminster by Vanessa Riley - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Suspense

Kensington | 9781496738660 | Published August 30, 2022

Discovering a body on her property presents Lady Abigail Worthing with more than one pressing problem. The victim is Juliet, the wife of her neighbor, Stapleton Henderson. Although Abigail has little connection with the lady in question, she expects to be under suspicion. Abigail’s skin color and her mother’s notorious past have earned her a certain reputation among the ton and no amount of wealth or status will eclipse it. Abigail can’t divulge that she was attending a secret pro-abolition meeting at the time of the murder. But Henderson offers her an alibi as he feels a certain loyalty to his late wife. Perhaps together, he and Abigail can learn the truth. 

Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen - Fiction, Magical Realism, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250019868 | Published August 30, 2022

Between the real and the imaginary, there are stories that take flight in the most extraordinary ways. Right off the coast of South Carolina, on Mallow Island, The Dellawisp sits --- a stunning cobblestone building shaped like a horeshoe and named after the tiny turquoise birds who, alongside its human tenants, inhabit an air of magical secrecy. When Zoey comes to claim her deceased mother's apartment on Mallow Island, she meets her quirky and secretive neighbors, including a girl on the run, two estranged middle-aged sisters, a lonely chef, a legendary writer and three ghosts. Each with their own story, Each with their own longings. Each whose ending isn't written yet.

The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton - Coming of Age, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781635579741 | Published August 30, 2022

Amsterdam, 1705. It is Thea Brandt's 18th birthday. Thea knows her birthday marks the day her mother, Marin, died in labor. Her family refuses to share the details of this story, just as they seem terrified to speak of “the miniaturist” --- a shadowy figure from their past who is possessed of uncanny abilities to capture that which is hidden. Thea’s Aunt Nella believes the solution to all of Thea's problems is to find her a husband who will guarantee her future. An unexpected invitation to Amsterdam's most exclusive ball seems like a golden opportunity. But when Thea finds on her doorstep a parcel containing a miniature figure of her secret lover, Walter, it becomes clear that someone out there has another fate in mind for the family.

The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316413039 | Published August 30, 2022

When frantic Edie Ledwell appears in the office begging to speak to private detective Robin Ellacott, she doesn't know what to make of the situation. The cocreator of popular cartoon, The Ink Black Heart, Edie is being persecuted by an online figure who goes by Anomie. Robin decides she can't help with this and thinks no more of it. Until, a few days later, when she reads that Edie has been tasered and murdered in Highgate Cemetery, the location of the comic. Robin and her business partner, Comoran Stike, are on a quest to find Anomie's identity. But with online aliases, business interests and family conflicts, Strike and Robin find themselves in a case that stretches their limits --- and threatens them in new ways. 

The Wandering Earth by Cixin Liu - Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories

Tor Books | 9781250796844 | Published August 30, 2022

The 10 stories in THE WANDERING EARTH, including five Chinese Galaxy Award winners, are a blazingly original ode to planet Earth, its pasts and its futures. Cixin Liu's fiction takes the reader to the edge of the universe and the end of time, to meet stranger fates than we ever could have imagined. With a melancholic and keen understanding of human nature, Liu's stories show humanity's attempts to reason, navigate and, above all, survive in a desolate cosmos.

Paperback

A Woman of Intelligence by Karin Tanabe - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250231512 | Published August 2, 2022

A former translator for the United Nations, Katharina Edgeworth --- now the wife of a beloved pediatric surgeon and heir to a shipping fortune --- is desperate to escape the constraints of domesticity. So when she is approached by the FBI and asked to join their ranks as an informant, Katharina seizes the opportunity. A man from her past has become a high-level Soviet spy, but no one has been able to infiltrate his circle. Enter Katharina, the perfect woman for the job. Navigating the demands of the FBI and the secrets of the KGB, she becomes a courier, carrying stolen government documents from D.C. to Manhattan. But as those closest to her lose their covers, and their lives, Katharina’s secret soon threatens to ruin her.

All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle - Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538720172 | Published August 2, 2022

In weekly phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement. But it's a lie. In reality, Hubert's days are all the same, dragging on without him seeing a single soul. Until he learns that his daughter is coming for a visit. Now Hubert faces a seemingly impossible task: to make his real life resemble his fake life before the truth comes out. Along the way, Hubert stumbles across a second chance at love, renews a cherished friendship, and finds himself roped into an audacious community scheme that seeks to end loneliness once and for all. Life is certainly beginning to happen to Hubert Bird. But with the origin of his earlier isolation always lurking in the shadows, will he ever get to live the life he's pretended to have for so long?

All's Well by Mona Awad - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Scribner/Marysue Rucci Books | 9781982169671 | Published August 2, 2022

The accident that ended Miranda Fitch’s burgeoning acting career left her with excruciating, chronic back pain, a failed marriage, and a deepening dependence on painkillers. And now she’s on the verge of losing her job as a college theater director. Determined to put on Shakespeare’s “All’s Well That Ends Well,” she faces a mutinous cast hellbent on staging “Macbeth” instead. Miranda sees her chance at redemption slip through her fingers. That’s when she meets three strange benefactors who have an eerie knowledge of her past and a tantalizing promise for her future: one where the show goes on, her rebellious students get what’s coming to them, and the invisible, doubted pain that’s kept her from the spotlight is made known.

Another Kind of Eden by James Lee Burke - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Simon & Schuster | 9781982151720 | Published August 2, 2022

The American West in the early 1960s appears to be a pastoral paradise: golden wheat fields, mist-filled canyons, frolicking animals. Aspiring novelist Aaron Holland Broussard finds work on a farm in Denver and meets Joanne McDuffy, a fierce college student and gifted painter. Their soul connection is immediate, but their romance is complicated by Joanne’s involvement with a shady professor who is mixed up with a drug-addled cult. When a sinister businessman and his son who wield their influence through vicious cruelty set their sights on Aaron, drawing him into an investigation of grotesque murders, it is clear that this idyllic landscape harbors tremendous power --- and evil.

As the Wicked Watch: The First Jordan Manning Novel by Tamron Hall - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780063037045 | Published August 2, 2022

When crime reporter Jordan Manning leaves her hometown in Texas to take a job at a television station in Chicago, she’s one step closer to her dream: a coveted anchor chair on a national network. She is smart and aggressive, with unabashed star-power, and often the only woman of color in the newsroom. Again and again, she is called to cover the murders of Black women --- many of them sexually assaulted, most brutalized and all of them quickly forgotten. All until Masey James, a 15-year-old girl whose body was found in an abandoned lot. Putting the rest of her work and her (fraying) personal life aside, Jordan does everything she can to give the story the coverage it desperately requires, and that Black children rarely receive.

Billy Summers by Stephen King - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery Books | 9781982173623 | Published August 2, 2022

Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong? How about everything.

Chouette by Claire Oshetsky - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ecco | 9780063066687 | Published August 2, 2022

Tiny is pregnant. Her husband is delighted. “You think this baby is going to be like you, but it’s not like you at all,” she warns him. “This baby is an owl-baby.” When Chouette is born small and broken-winged, Tiny works around the clock to meet her daughter’s needs. Left on her own to care for a child who seems more predatory bird than baby, Tiny vows to raise Chouette to be her authentic self. Even in those times when Chouette’s behaviors grow violent and strange, Tiny’s loving commitment to her daughter is unwavering. When she discovers that her husband is on an obsessive and increasingly dangerous quest to find a “cure” for their daughter, Tiny must decide if Chouette should be raised to fit in or to be herself --- and learn what it truly means to be a mother.

Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780358697411 | Published August 2, 2022

Elle Castillo hosts a popular true crime podcast that focuses on cold cases of missing and abducted children. After four seasons of successfully solving these cases in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, Elle decides to tackle her white whale: The Countdown Killer. Twenty years ago, TCK was terrorizing the community, kidnapping and ritualistically murdering three girls over seven days, each a year younger than the last. Then, after he took his 11-year-old victim, the pattern --- and the murders --- abruptly stopped. When Elle follows up on a listener tip only to discover the man’s dead body, she feels at fault. Then, within days, a child is abducted --- a young girl who seems to fit suspiciously into the TCK sequence halted decades before.

Her Honor: My Life on the Bench...What Works, What's Broken, and How to Change It by LaDoris Hazzard Cordell - Memoir, Nonfiction

Celadon Books | 9781250269591 | Published August 2, 2022

Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell, the first African American woman to sit on the Superior Court of Northern California, knows firsthand how prejudice has permeated our legal system. And yet, she believes in the system. From ending school segregation to legalizing same-sex marriage, its progress relies on legal professionals and jurors who strive to make the imperfect system as fair as possible. HER HONOR is an entertaining and provocative look into the hearts and minds of judges. Cordell takes you into her chambers where she haggles with prosecutors and defense attorneys, and into the courtroom during jury selection and sentencing hearings. She uses real cases to highlight how judges make difficult decisions, all the while facing outside pressures.

Holdout by Jeffrey Kluger - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9780593184714 | Published August 2, 2022

Walli Beckwith is a model astronaut. She graduated at the top of her class from the Naval Academy, had a successful career flying fighter jets, and has spent more than 300 days in space. So when she refuses to leave her post aboard the International Space Station following an accident that forces her fellow astronauts to evacuate, her American and Russian colleagues are mystified. For Walli, the matter at hand feels all too clear and terrifying for her to be worried about ruining her career. She is stuck in a race against time to save a part of the world that seems to have been forgotten, and also the life of the person she loves the most. She will go to any length necessary, using the only tool she has, to accomplish what she knows is right.

How to Find Your Way in the Dark by Derek B. Miller - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Mariner Books | 9780358697466 | Published August 2, 2022

Twelve-year old Sheldon Horowitz is still recovering from the tragic loss of his mother only a year ago when a suspicious traffic accident steals the life of his father near their home in rural Massachusetts. It is 1938, and Sheldon, who was in the truck, emerges from the crash an orphan hell-bent on revenge. He takes that fire with him to Hartford, where he embarks on a new life under the roof of his buttoned-up Uncle Nate. Sheldon, along with his teenage cousins and his best friend, will contend with tradition and orthodoxy, appeasement and patriotism, mafia hitmen and angry accordion players, all while World War II takes center stage alongside a hurricane in New England and comedians in the Catskills.

Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor by Anna Qu - Memoir, Nonfiction

Catapult | 9781646221523 | Published August 2, 2022

As a teen, Anna Qu is sent by her mother to work in her family's garment factory in Queens. At home, she is treated as a maid and suffers punishment for doing her homework at night. Her mother wants to teach her a lesson: she is Chinese, not American. But instead of acquiescing, Qu alerts the Office of Children and Family Services, an act with consequences that impact the rest of her life. Nearly 20 years later, estranged from her mother and working at a Manhattan start-up, Qu requests her OCFS report. When it arrives, key details are wrong. Faced with this false narrative, Qu looks once more at her life's truths, from abandonment to an abusive family to seeking dignity and meaning in work.

Malefactor by Robert Repino - Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Soho Press | 9781641293747 | Published August 2, 2022

Over a decade has passed since the ant queen began her apocalyptic war with the humans. In the aftermath, she leaves behind a strange legacy: a race of uplifted animals now trying to make their way in the world they destroyed. While the conflict has left deep scars, it also has allowed both sides to demonstrate feats of courage and compassion that were never possible before. And now the survivors have a fleeting chance to build a lasting peace. But the holy city of Hosanna --- where animals and humans form a joint government --- finds itself surrounded by wolves who are determined to retake the land. A powerful matriarch has united the rival wolf packs, and the looming violence soon pulls in those who sought to escape.

Radiant Fugitives by Nawaaz Ahmed - Fiction

Counterpoint | 9781640095533 | Published August 2, 2022

Working as a consultant for Kamala Harris’ attorney general campaign in Obama-era San Francisco, Seema has constructed a successful life for herself in the West, despite still struggling with her father’s long-ago decision to exile her from the family after she came out as lesbian. Now, nine months pregnant and estranged from the Black father of her unborn son, Seema seeks solace in the company of those she once thought lost to her: her ailing mother, Nafeesa, and her devoutly religious sister, Tahera. But instead of a joyful reconciliation anticipating the birth of a child, the events of this fateful week unearth years of betrayal, misunderstanding and complicated layers of love.