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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.

May 2017


16th Seduction by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316274036 | Published May 1, 2017

Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer's life was perfect --- she had a beautiful child and a doting husband, Joe, who helped her catch a criminal who'd brazenly detonated a bomb in downtown San Francisco. But Joe wasn't everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she's still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious heart attacks claims seemingly unrelated victims across San Francisco. As if that weren't enough, the bomber she and Joe captured is about to go on trial, and his defense raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe's investigation. Lindsay must connect the dots of a deadly conspiracy before a brilliant criminal puts her on trial.

'Round Midnight by Laura McBride - Fiction

Touchstone | 9781501157783 | Published May 2, 2017

Spanning the six decades when Las Vegas grew from a dusty gambling town into the melting pot metropolis it is today, ’ROUND MIDNIGHT is the story of four women --- one who falls in love, one who gets lucky, one whose heart is broken, and one who chooses happiness --- whose lives change at the Midnight Room, a classic casino nightclub.

A Sovereign People: The Crises of the 1790s and the Birth of American Nationalism by Carol Berkin - History, Nonfiction

Basic Books | 9780465060887 | Published May 2, 2017

In the decade following the ratification of the Constitution, the republic's existence was contingent and fragile, challenged by domestic rebellions, foreign interference, and the always-present danger of collapse into mob rule. Carol Berkin reveals that the nation survived almost entirely due to the actions of the Federalist leadership --- George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. Reacting to successive crises, they extended the power of the federal government and fended off foreign attempts to subvert American sovereignty. As Berkin argues, the result was a spike in nationalism, as ordinary citizens began to identify with their nation first, their home states second.

A Stitch of Time: The Year a Brain Injury Changed My Language and Life by Lauren Marks - Memoir, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781451697513 | Published May 2, 2017

Lauren Marks was 27, touring a show in Scotland with her friends, when an aneurysm ruptured in her brain and left her fighting for her life. She woke up in a hospital soon after with serious deficiencies to her reading, speaking and writing abilities, and an unfamiliar diagnosis: aphasia. The way she perceived her environment and herself had profoundly changed, her entire identity seemed crafted around a language she could no longer access. She returned to her childhood home to recover, grappling with a muted inner monologue and fractured sense of self. Soon after, Lauren began a journal, to chronicle her year following the rupture. A STITCH OF TIME is the remarkable result.

Against All Odds by Danielle Steel - Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9781101883914 | Published May 2, 2017

Taking chances is part of life, but when you bet your future against the odds, it’s a high-risk game. Kate Madison’s stylish resale shop has been a big SoHo success, supporting her and her four kids since her husband’s untimely death. Now they are grown and ready to forge lives of their own. And they all choose to play against the odds, to their mother’s dismay. Can the odds be beaten? Not often, as her children have to learn for themselves. For Kate, the hardest lesson will be that she can’t protect the children she loves from the choices they make --- but can only love them as they make them.

And We're Off by Dana Schwartz - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Razorbill | 9780448493817 | Published May 2, 2017

Seventeen-year-old Nora Holmes is an artist, a painter from the moment she could hold a brush. She inherited the skill from her grandfather, Robert, who's always nurtured her talent and encouraged her to follow her passion. Still, Nora is shocked and elated when Robert offers her a gift: an all-expenses-paid summer trip to Europe to immerse herself in the craft and to study history's most famous artists. The only catch? Nora has to create an original piece of artwork at every stop and send it back to her grandfather. Unfortunately, Nora's mother, Alice, is less than thrilled about the trip. But seconds after saying goodbye to Alice at the airport terminal, Nora hears a voice call out: "Wait! Stop! I'm coming with you!"

Between Them: Remembering My Parents by Richard Ford - Memoir, Nonfiction

Ecco | 9780062661883 | Published May 2, 2017

Richard Ford’s parents --- Edna, a feisty, pretty Catholic-school girl with a difficult past; and Parker, a sweet-natured, soft-spoken traveling salesman --- were rural Arkansans born at the turn of the 20th century. Married in 1928, they lived “alone together” on the road, traveling throughout the South. Eventually they had one child, born late, in 1944. For Ford, the questions of what his parents dreamed of, how they loved each other and loved him become a striking portrait of American life in the mid-century. BETWEEN THEM is Ford’s vivid image of where his life began and where his parents’ lives found their greatest satisfaction.

Count All Her Bones by April Henry - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627795913 | Published May 2, 2017

Six months ago, Griffin Sawyer meant to steal a car, but he never meant to steal the girl asleep in the backseat. Panicked, he took her home. His father, Roy, decided to hold Cheyenne --- who is blind --- for ransom. Griffin helped her escape, and now Roy is awaiting trial. As they prepare to testify, Griffin and Cheyenne reconnect and make plans to meet. But the plan goes wrong and Cheyenne gets captured by Roy’s henchmen --- this time for the kill. Can Cheyenne free herself? And is Griffin a pawn or a player in this deadly chase?

Crime Song by David Swinson - Fiction, Mystery

Mulholland Books | 9780316264211 | Published May 2, 2017

Frank Marr’s home is burglarized, leaving a body on the kitchen floor: his cousin Jeffrey, who had been involved with a small-time drugs operation. Frank’s .38 revolver --- the murder weapon --- is stolen, along with his cherished music collection, his only possessions of sentimental value. Clearly, Jeffrey was deeper in the underworld than anyone realized. With the weight of his family, his reputation and his own life on the line, Frank will have to find the culprit by following the stolen goods through a tangled network of petty thieves, desperate addicts, deceiving fences, good cops, bad cops, and one morally compromised taxi driver.

Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle - Memoir, Nonfiction

HarperOne | 9780062664327 | Published May 2, 2017

At the age of 90, in the same hospital where her husband of 67 years had passed away just days earlier, Miss Norma received the news that she had uterine cancer. Making the decision to decline traditional cancer treatment, Miss Norma opted instead to live the remainder of her life to the fullest, traveling the country in an RV with her son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their poodle, Ringo. Come along for the ride of this unforgettable cross country journey, as Miss Norma blossoms before our eyes from shy and timid to daring and vivacious, embracing with zest many “firsts” in her life: hot air ballooning, Mount Rushmore, an NBA game, zip lining and more. 

Firstborn: A Progeny Novel by Tosca Lee - Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Howard Books | 9781476798677 | Published May 2, 2017

Face-to-face with her past, Audra Ellison now knows the secret she gave up everything --- including her memory --- to protect. A secret made vulnerable by her rediscovery, and so powerful neither the Historian nor the traitor Prince Nikola will ever let her live to keep it. With Luka in the Historian’s custody and the clock ticking down on his life, Audra only has one impossible chance: find and kill the Historian and end the centuries-old war between the Progeny and Scions at last --- all while running from the law and struggling to control her growing powers. With the help of a heretic monk and her Progeny friends, Audra will risk all she holds dear in a final bid to save them all and put her powers to the ultimate test.

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig - Fiction

Park Row Books | 9780778330165 | Published May 2, 2017

Ginny Moon, an autistic teenager, has been in foster care for years, and for the first time in her life, she has found her "forever home" --- a place where she'll be safe and protected, with a family who will love and nurture her. Though this is exactly the kind of home that all foster kids are hoping for, Ginny has other plans. She'll steal and lie and reach across her past to exploit the good intentions of those who love her --- anything it takes to get back what's missing in her life. She'll even try to get herself kidnapped.

Inheritance from Mother by Minae Mizumura - Fiction

Other Press | 9781590517826 | Published May 2, 2017

Mitsuki Katsura, a Japanese woman in her mid-50s, is a French language instructor at a private university in Tokyo. Her husband, whom she met in Paris, is a professor at a different private university. He is having an affair with a much younger woman. In addition to her husband’s infidelity, Mitsuki must deal with her ailing 80-something mother, a demanding, self-absorbed woman who is nothing like the idealized image of the patient, self-sacrificing Japanese matriarch. Mitsuki finds herself guiltily dreaming of the day when her mother will finally pass on. Though doing everything she can to ensure her mother’s happiness, she grows weary of the responsibility of being a doting daughter and worries she is sacrificing her chance to find fulfillment in her middle age.

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Riverhead Books | 9780735211209 | Published May 2, 2017

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely 15-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from --- a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II by Peter Eisner - History, Nonfiction

Viking | 9780525429654 | Published May 2, 2017

On January 2, 1942, Japanese troops marched into Manila unopposed by U.S. forces. Manila was a strategic port, a romantic American outpost and a jewel of a city. Tokyo saw its conquest of the Philippines as the key in its plan to control all of Asia, including Australia. Thousands of soldiers surrendered and were sent on the notorious 80-mile Bataan Death March. But thousands of other Filipinos and Americans refused to surrender and hid in the Luzon hills above Bataan and Manila. MacARTHUR’S SPIES is the story of three of them, and how they successfully foiled the Japanese for more than two years, sabotaging Japanese efforts and preparing the way for MacArthur’s return.

Marathon by Brian Freeman - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Quercus | 9781681442419 | Published May 2, 2017

Tens of thousands of people crowd into Duluth for the city's biggest annual event: the Duluth Marathon. But in a terrifying echo of the Boston bombing, there is an explosion along the race course, leaving many people dead and injured. Within minutes, Jonathan Stride, Serena Dial and Maggie Bei are at work with the FBI to find the terrorists behind the tragedy. One spectator remembers being jostled by a young man with a backpack not far from the bomb site. He spots a Muslim man in a tourist's photo of the event and is convinced that this was the individual who bumped into him in the crowd. But are the answers behind the bombing more complex than anyone realizes?

Material Girl, Mystical World: The Now Age Guide to a High-Vibe Life by Ruby Warrington - New Age, Nonfiction, Self-Help, Spiritual Growth, Spirituality

HarperElixir | 9780062437112 | Published May 2, 2017

Set against the backdrop of author Ruby Warrington’s own transformative path from her dream job as an influential fashion journalist to creating The Numinous, the high-style, high-vibe online magazine about spirituality for modern women, MATERIAL GIRL, MYSTICAL WORLD invites readers on a colorful journey to discover their own path to personal enlightenment in every area of life --- from love, sex and relationships to fashion, beauty, health and wellness.

Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee by Wayne Flynt - Memoir, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062660084 | Published May 2, 2017

The violent racism of the American South drove Wayne Flynt away from his home state of Alabama, but the publication of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Harper Lee’s classic novel about courage, community and equality, inspired him to return in the early 1960s and craft a career documenting and teaching Alabama history. His writing resonated with many Alabamians, in particular three sisters: Louise, Alice and Nelle Harper Lee. Beginning with their first meeting in 1983, a mutual respect and affection for the state’s history and literature matured into a deep friendship between two families who can trace their roots there back more than five generations.

My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul - Essays, Memoir, Nonfiction

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781627796316 | Published May 2, 2017

Pamela Paul has kept a single book by her side for 28 years --- carried throughout high school and college, hauled from Paris to London to Thailand, from job to job, safely packed away and then carefully removed from apartment to house to its current perch on a shelf over her desk --- reliable if frayed, anonymous-looking yet deeply personal. This book has a name: Bob. Bob is Paul’s Book of Books, a journal that records every book she’s ever read, a journey in reading that reflects her inner life --- her fantasies and hopes, her mistakes and missteps, her dreams and her ideas, both half-baked and wholehearted. Her life, in turn, influences the books she chooses, whether for solace or escape, information or sheer entertainment.

No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal - Fiction

Picador | 9781250112118 | Published May 2, 2017

Harit, a lonely Indian immigrant in his mid-40s, lives with his mother, who can no longer function after the death of Harit’s sister, Swati. In a misguided attempt to keep both himself and his mother sane, Harit has taken to dressing up in a sari every night to pass himself off as his sister. Meanwhile, Ranjana, also an Indian immigrant in her mid-40s, has just seen her only child, Prashant, off to college. Worried that her husband has begun an affair, she seeks solace by writing paranormal romances in secret. When Harit and Ranjana’s paths cross, they begin a strange yet necessary friendship that brings to light their own passions and fears.

Novel Destinations: A Travel Guide to Literary Landmarks from Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West by Shannon McKenna Schmidt and Joni Rendon - Nonfiction, Travel

National Geographic | 9781426217807 | Published May 2, 2017

Follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, including Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Jane Austen and many more. For vacationers who crave meaningful trips and unusual locales, cue National Geographic's NOVEL DESTINATIONS --- a guide for bibliophiles to more than 500 literary sites across the United States and Europe.

Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood - Memoir, Nonfiction

Riverhead Books | 9781594633737 | Published May 2, 2017

Father Greg Lockwood is unlike any Catholic priest you have ever met --- a man who lounges in boxer shorts, loves action movies, and constantly jams on the guitar. His daughter is an irreverent poet who long ago left the Church’s country. When an unexpected crisis leads her and her husband to move back into her parents’ rectory, their two worlds collide. In PRIESTDADDY, Patricia Lockwood interweaves emblematic moments from her childhood and adolescence with scenes that chronicle the eight-month adventure she and her husband had in her parents’ household after a decade of living on their own.

Proving Ground by Peter Blauner - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250117441 | Published May 2, 2017

Nathaniel Dresden never really got along with his father, an infamous civil rights lawyer who defended criminals and spearheaded protest movements. As an act of rebellion, Natty joined the U.S. Army and served in Iraq, coming back with a chest full of commendations and a head full of disturbing memories. But when his father is found murdered near the peaceful confines of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, Natty is forced to deal with the troubled legacy of their unresolved relationship. He also has to fend off the growing suspicions of NYPD Detective Lourdes Robles, a brash Latina cop with something to prove, who thinks Natty might bear some responsibility for his father’s death.

Since We Fell (Audiobook) written by Dennis Lehane, performed by Julia Whelan - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

HarperAudio | 9780062129475 | Published May 9, 2017

SINCE WE FELL follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.

Same Beach, Next Year (Audiobook) written by Dorothea Benton Frank, performed by Bernadette Dunne - Fiction, Women's Fiction

HarperAudio | 9780062671820 | Published May 16, 2017

A chance meeting on the Isle of Palms brings former sweethearts Adam Stanley and Eve Landers together again. Their respective spouses, Eliza and Carl, fight sparks of jealousy flaring from their imagined rekindling of old flames. As Adam and Eve get caught up on their lives, their partners strike up a deep friendship of their own. Year after year, Adam, Eliza, Eve and Carl eagerly await their reunion at Wild Dunes, a condominium complex at the island’s tip end, where they grow closer with each passing day. The devotion and love they share will help them weather the vagaries of time and enrich their lives as circumstances change, their children grow up and leave home, and their twilight years approach.