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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 2018


Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience by Allison Pataki - Memoir, Nonfiction

Random House | 9780399591655 | Published May 1, 2018

When Allison Pataki's husband suffers a stroke, he wakes up with a complete loss of memory. At five months pregnant, Allison has lost the Dave she knew and loved. Within a few months, she found herself caring for both a newborn and a sick husband, struggling with the fear of what was to come. As a way to make sense of the pain and chaos of their new reality, Allison started to write daily letters to Dave. Not only would she work to make sense of the unfathomable experiences unfolding around her, but her letters would provide Dave with the memories he could not make on his own. She was writing to preserve their past, protect their present, and fight for their future. Those letters became the foundation for this beautiful, intimate memoir.

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9781101967386 | Published May 1, 2018

In 1937, 28-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict. It’s the adventure she’s been looking for and her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men. But she also finds herself unexpectedly falling in love with Hemingway, a man on his way to becoming a legend. When Ernest publishes the biggest literary success of his career, FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS, they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice: surrender to the confining demands of being a famous man’s wife or risk losing Ernest by forging a path as her own woman and writer.

The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar - Fiction

Touchstone | 9781501169038 | Published May 1, 2018

This rich, moving and lyrical debut novel is to Syria what THE KITE RUNNER was to Afghanistan; the story of two girls living 800 years apart --- a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker --- places today’s headlines in the sweep of history, where the pain of exile and the triumph of courage echo again and again.

Paul Simon: The Life by Robert Hilburn - Biography, Music, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501112126 | Published May 8, 2018

Through such hits as “The Sound of Silence,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Still Crazy After All These Years” and “Graceland,” Paul Simon has spoken to us in songs for a half-century about alienation, doubt, resilience and empathy in ways that have established him as one of the most honored and beloved songwriters in American pop music history. Deeply private, Simon has said he will not write an autobiography and has refused to talk to previous biographers. But he not only opened up to acclaimed biographer Robert Hilburn for what has amounted to more than 100 hours, he also urged those around him to speak.

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews - Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250126061 | Published May 8, 2018

When 99-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons attorney Brooke Trappnell to her 20,000-acre barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never actually met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter, but why enlist Brooke and not the prestigious Atlanta law firm she has used for years? Brooke travels to Shellhaven and meets the cagey Josephine, whose home is a crumbling pink mansion at the edge of the turquoise sea. Over the course of a few meetings, Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, dark secrets, betrayal, and a long-unsolved murder.

The High Season by Judy Blundell - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Random House | 9780525508717 | Published May 22, 2018

In a beach town overrun with vacationers and newly colonized by socialites, Ruthie Beamish will go to extreme lengths when the life she loves is upended. Ruthie's house is her nest egg, recently renovated and located by the sea in a quiet village two ferry rides from the glitzier Hamptons. But to afford the house, she must rent it during the summer --- and this year to Adeline Clay, who is elegant, connected and accompanied by a “gorgeous satellite” stepson. Adeline forces herself into Ruthie's life, and when she's on the verge of losing everything, Ruthie discovers a new talent for pushing back. Nothing will be the same.

Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Franchesca Ramsey - Memoir, Nonfiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538761038 | Published May 22, 2018

In this sharp, funny, and timely collection of personal essays, veteran video blogger and star of MTV's "Decoded" Franchesca Ramsey explores race, identity, online activism, and the downfall of real communication in the age of social media rants, trolls, and call-out wars. 


The Devil's Reward written by Emmanuelle de Villepin, translated by C. Jon Delogu - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Other Press | 9781590518687 | Published May 1, 2018

Christiane, 86 years old with a vibrant sense of humor, lives alone in a large apartment in the heart of Paris. Her daughter, Catherine, is her total opposite: sullen and uptight, filled with resentment toward her unfaithful Milanese husband. After discovering yet another affair, Catherine takes refuge in Paris at her mother’s home, accompanied by her own daughter, Luna. Christiane --- who, in spite of occasional dalliances on both sides, lived a beautiful love story with her late husband --- uses all of her freethinking charm in an effort to change Catherine’s rigid, self-pitying attitude.