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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.

September 2018

Hardcover

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062856791 | Published September 4, 2018

Lisa lives a very quiet life. A single mother nearing 40, she devotes herself to raising her 16-year-old daughter, Ava. Lisa’s best friend Marilyn wishes she would open up more and maybe finally go on a date --- but Marilyn has problems of her own. Lisa has spent a long time looking over her daughter Ava’s shoulder, but lately she’s been especially uneasy. Small things from the past have begun to appear in the present, feeding her anxiety. As her life begins to unravel, Lisa knows that the only way she can protect herself and her daughter is to get help from the only person she can trust---Marilyn. But a long time ago, Lisa made a promise too. Then she broke her word. And that betrayal hasn’t been forgotten --- or forgiven. Now, someone is going to make her pay for her sin.

Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird - African American Interest, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250193162 | Published September 4, 2018

Though born into bondage on a “miserable tobacco farm” in Little Dixie, Missouri, Cathy Williams was never allowed to considered herself a slave. According to her mother, she was a captive, bound by her noble warrior blood to escape the enemy. Her means of deliverance is Union general Phillip Henry “Smash ‘em Up” Sheridan, the outcast of West Point who takes the rawboned, prideful young woman into service. At war’s end, having tasted freedom, Cathy refuses to return to servitude and makes the monumental decision to disguise herself as a man and join the Army’s legendary Buffalo Soldiers.

Depth of Winter: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Western

Viking | 9780525522478 | Published September 4, 2018

Welcome to Walt Longmire's worst nightmare. In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, DEPTH OF WINTER, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the 110 degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

Every Day Is Extra by John Kerry - Autobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501178955 | Published September 4, 2018

Kerry served as a prosecutor in Massachusetts, then as lieutenant governor and was elected to the Senate in 1984, eventually serving five terms. In 2004 he was the Democratic presidential nominee and came within one state --- Ohio --- of winning. Kerry returned to the Senate, chaired the important Foreign Relations Committee and succeeded Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in 2013. In that position he tried to find peace in the Middle East; dealt with the Syrian civil war while combatting ISIS; and negotiated the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement. EVERY DAY IS EXTRA is Kerry’s passionate, insightful, sometimes funny, always moving account of his life.

Field of Bones: A Brady Novel of Suspense by J.A. Jance - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062657572 | Published September 4, 2018

Sheriff Joanna Brady’s best intentions to stay on maternity leave take a hit when a serial homicide case rocks Cochise County, dragging her into a far-reaching investigation to bring down a relentless killer. This time Sheriff Joanna Brady may expect to see her maternity leave through to completion, but the world has other plans when a serial homicide case surfaces in her beloved town. Rather than staying home with her newborn and losing herself in the cold cases to be found in her father’s long unread diaries, Joanna instead finds herself overseeing a complex investigation involving multiple jurisdictions.

Foe by Iain Reid - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781501127427 | Published September 4, 2018

In Iain Reid’s second haunting, philosophical puzzle of a novel, set in the near-future, Junior and Henrietta live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with alarming news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm, very far away. The most unusual part? Arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Henrietta won't have a chance to miss him, because she won't be left alone --- not even for a moment. Henrietta will have company. Familiar company.

I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan by Khalida Brohi - Biography, Leadership, Memoir, Nonfiction, Women’s Issues

Random House | 9780399588013 | Published September 4, 2018

From a young age, Khalida Brohi was raised to believe in the sanctity of arranged marriage. Her mother was forced to marry a 13-year-old boy when she was only nine; Khalida herself was promised as a bride before she was even born. But her father refused to let her become a child bride. He was a man who believed in education, not just for himself but for his daughters, and Khalida grew up thinking she would become the first female doctor in her small village. Khalida thought her life was proceeding on an unusual track for a woman of her circumstances, but one whose path was orderly and straightforward.

In His Father's Footsteps by Danielle Steel - Fiction, Friendship, Motherhood, Women's Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780399179266 | Published September 4, 2018

When U.S. troops occupy Germany, friends Jakob and Emmanuelle are saved from the terrible fate of so many in the camps. With the help of sponsors, they make their way to New York. In order not to be separated, they allow their friendship to blossom into love and marriage, and start a new life on the Lower East Side, working at grueling, poorly paid jobs. Decades later, through talent, faith, fortune and relentless hard work, Jakob has achieved success in the diamond business, invested in real estate in New York, and shown his son, Max, that America is truly the land of opportunity.

Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart - Fiction, Humor, Literature, Satire

Random House | 9780812997415 | Published September 4, 2018

Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge-fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his three-year-old son’s diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart. Meanwhile, his super-smart wife, Seema --- a driven first-generation American who craved the picture-perfect life that comes with wealth --- has her own demons to face. How these two flawed characters navigate the Shteyngartian chaos of their own making is at the heart of this piercing exploration of the 0.1 Percent, a poignant tale of familial longing and an unsentimental ode to what really makes America great.

Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781501177361 | Published September 4, 2018

There is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. Ten years ago a man and his son trekked into this wilderness and never returned. Search teams found their campsite ravaged by what looked like a bear. They were presumed dead until a decade later, the son appeared. Discovered while ransacking an outfitter store, he was violent and uncommunicative and sent to a psychiatric facility. Maya Stark, the assistant language therapist, is charged with making a connection with their high-profile patient. No matter how she tries, however, he refuses to answer questions about his father or the last 10 years of his life. But Maya, who was abandoned by her own mother, has secrets, too.

Leverage in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel by J. D. Robb - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250161567 | Published September 4, 2018

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter --- but what was the motive of the masked men? Now, with the help of her billionaire husband Roarke, Eve must untangle the reason for an inexplicable act of terror, look at suspects inside and outside both corporations, and determine whether the root of this crime lies in simple sabotage, or something far more complex and twisted.

Live Long And…: What I Learned Along the Way by William Shatner and David Fisher - Biography, Entertainment, Health, Memoir, Nonfiction

Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250166692 | Published September 4, 2018

After mulling over the lessons he's learned, the places he's been and all the miracles and strange occurrences he's witnessed over the course of an enduring career in Hollywood and on the stage, William Shatner arrived at one simple rule for living a long and good life: don't die. It's the only one-size-fits-all advice, Shatner argues in LIVE LONG AND..:What I Learned Along the Way, because everyone has a unique life --- but, to help us all out, he's more than willing to share stories from his unique life. With a combination of pithy humor and thoughtful vulnerability, Shatner lays out his journey from childhood to peak stardom and all the bumps in the road. 

Not Our Kind by Kitty Zeldis - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper | 9780062844231 | Published September 4, 2018

One rainy morning in June, two years after the end of World War II, a minor traffic accident brings together Eleanor Moskowitz and Patricia Bellamy. Their encounter seems fated: Eleanor, a teacher and recent Vassar graduate, needs a job. Patricia’s difficult 13-year-old daughter Margaux, recovering from polio, needs a private tutor. Though her mother disapproves, Eleanor takes pride in her work and continues to see Patricia. As time goes by, Eleanor meets Patricia’s unreliable, bohemian brother, Tom, who recently returned from Europe. The spark between Eleanor and Tom is instant and intense. Later that summer, a line is crossed, and both Eleanor and Patricia will have to make important decisions --- choices that will reverberate through their lives.

Ponti by Sharlene Teo - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501173110 | Published September 4, 2018

Friendless and fatherless, Szu lives in the shadow of her mother Amisa, once a beautiful actress --- who gained fame for her portrayal of a ghost --- and now a hack medium performing séances with her sister in a rusty house. When Szu meets the privileged, acid-tongued Circe, an unlikely encounter develops into a fraught friendship that will haunt them both for decades to come. With remarkable emotional acuity, dark comedy and in vivid prose, Sharlene Teo’s PONTI traces the suffocating tangle the lives of four misfits, women who need each other as much as they need to find their own way. It is an astounding portrayal of the gaping loneliness of adolescence, the surrealness of the modern city and the strangeness of living with and loving other people.

Promised Land: A Novel of Israel by Martin Fletcher - Fiction, Jewish Interest, Judiasm, Religion

Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250118820 | Published September 4, 2018

PROMISED LAND is the sweeping saga of two brothers and the woman they love, a devastating love triangle set against the tumultuous founding of Israel. The story begins when Fouteen-year-old Peter is sent west to America to escape the growing horror of Nazi Germany. But his younger brother Arie and their entire family are sent east to the death camps. Only Arie survives. The brothers reunite in the nascent Jewish state, where Arie becomes a businessman and one of the richest men in Israel while Peter becomes a top Mossad agent heading some of Israel’s most vital espionage operations. One brother builds Israel, the other protects it. But they also fall in love with the same woman, Tamara, a lonely Jewish refugee from Cairo. 

Sunrise Highway by Peter Blauner - Creative Writing, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250117410 | Published September 4, 2018

In the summer of Star Wars and Son of Sam, a Long Island schoolgirl is found gruesomely murdered. A local prosecutor turns a troubled teenager known as JT from a suspect to a star witness in the case, putting away a high school football star who claimed to be innocent. Forty years later, JT has risen to chief of police, but there's a trail of a dozen dead women that reaches from Brooklyn across Long Island, along the Sunrise Highway, and it's possible that his actions actually enabled a killer. That's when Lourdes Robles, a relentless young Latina detective for the NYPD, steps in to track the serial killer. She discovers a deep and sinister web of connections between the victims and some of the most powerful political figures in the region.

The Blood Road: A Logan McRae Novel by Stuart MacBride - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

HarperCollins | 0008295131 | Published September 4, 2018

Logan McRae’s personal history is hardly squeaky clean, but now that he works for Professional Standards he’s policing his fellow officers. When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the driver’s seat of a crashed car it’s a shock to everyone. Because Bell died two years ago, they buried him. Or they thought they did. As an investigation is launched into Bell’s stabbing, Logan digs into his past. Where has he been all this time? Why did he disappear? And what’s so important that he felt the need to come back from the dead? But the deeper Logan digs, the more bones he uncovers --- and there are people out there who’ll kill to keep those skeletons buried. If Logan can’t stop them, DI Bell won’t be the only one to die.

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) by Philip Pullman - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9781984830579 | Published September 4, 2018

Malcolm Polstead’s parents run an inn called the Trout, on the banks of the river Thames, and all of Oxford passes through its doors. Malcolm and his daemon, Asta, routinely overhear news and gossip, and the occasional scandal, but during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm catches wind of something new: intrigue. He finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust --- and the spy it was intended for finds him. When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he sees suspicious characters everywhere, and all are asking about the same thing: a baby girl named Lyra. Malcolm will brave any danger, and make shocking sacrifices, to bring her safely through the storm.

The Class: A Life-Changing Teacher, His World-Changing Kids, and the Most Inventive Classroom in America by Heather Won Tesoriero - Education, Science, Teaching

Ballantine Books | 9780399181849 | Published September 4, 2018

Andy Bramante left his successful career as a corporate scientist to teach public high school --- and now helms one of the most remarkable classrooms in America. Bramante’s unconventional class at Connecticut’s prestigious yet diverse Greenwich High School has no curriculum, tests, textbooks or lectures, and is equal parts elite research lab, student counseling office and teenage hangout spot. United by a passion to learn, Mr. B.’s band of whiz kids set out every year to conquer the brutally competitive science fair circuit. They have won the top prize at the Google Science Fair, made discoveries that eluded scientists three times their age, and been invited to the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm.

The Forbidden Place by Susanne Jansson - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538713051 | Published September 4, 2018

In the North Swedish wetlands lies Mossmarken: the village on the edge of the mire where, once upon a time, people came to leave offerings to the gods. Biologist Nathalie came in order to study the peat bogs. But she has a secret: Mossmarken was once her home, a place where terrible things happened. She has returned at last, determined to confront her childhood trauma and find out the truth. Soon after her arrival, she finds an unconscious man out on the marsh, his pockets filled with gold --- just like the ancient human sacrifices. A grave is dug in the mire, which vanishes a day after. And as the police investigate, the bodies start to surface. Is the mire calling out for sacrifices, as the superstitious locals claim? Or is it an all-too-human evil?

The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White - Historical Mystery, Historical Thriller, History, Mystery, Nonfiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062642455 | Published September 4, 2018

Her finances are in dire straits and bestselling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her Alzheimer’s-stricken mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history. Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langford, a recently disgraced Member of Parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe.

The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling - Fiction, Motherhood, Women's Fiction

MCD | 9780374164836 | Published September 4, 2018

In Lydia Kiesling’s razor-sharp debut novel, THE GOLDEN STATE, we accompany Daphne, bucking under the weight of being a single parent, she flees her sensible but strained life in San Francisco for the high desert of Altavista with her toddler. Daphne takes refuge in a mobile home left to her by her grandparents in hopes that the quiet will bring clarity. Among others, she meets Cindy, a neighbor who is active in a secessionist movement, and befriends the elderly Alice, who has traveled to Altavista as she approaches the end of her life. When her relationships with these women culminate in a dangerous standoff, Daphne must reconcile her inner narrative with the reality of a deeply divided world. 

The Lost Queen by Signe Pike - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Touchstone | 9781501191411 | Published September 4, 2018

In a land of mountains and mist, tradition and superstition, Languoreth and her brother Lailoken are raised in the Old Way of their ancestors. But in Scotland, a new religion is rising, one that brings disruption, bloodshed and riot. When conflict brings the hero Emrys Pendragon to her father’s door, Languoreth finds love with one of his warriors. Her deep connection to Maelgwn is forged by enchantment, but she is promised in marriage to Rhydderch, son of a Christian king. As Languoreth is catapulted into a world of violence and political intrigue, she must learn to adapt. Together with her brother Languoreth must assume her duty to fight for the preservation of the Old Way and the survival of her kingdom, or risk the loss of them both forever.

The Man Who Came Uptown by George Pelecanos - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316479820 | Published September 4, 2018

Michael Hudson spends the long days in prison devouring books given to him by the prison's librarian, a young woman named Anna who develops a soft spot for her best student. Anna keeps passing Michael books until one day he disappears, suddenly released after a private detective manipulated a witness in Michael's trial. When Michael is released, he realizes the difficulty in balancing the hard choice between the temptation of crime and doing what's right. Trying to balance his new job, his love of reading and the debt he owes to the man who got him released, Michael struggles to figure out his place in this new world before he loses control.

Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall - Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781478948568 | Published September 4, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Ellen falls under the spell of glamorous newcomer, Sasha. As Ellen is welcomed into Sasha's family, she doesn't see the darkness that lies beneath their musical, bohemian lifestyle. At a New Year's Eve party, events come to a dramatic head, resulting in a court case (in which Ellen is a key witness) that means family life at the Corner House will never be the same again. When Sasha disappears, Ellen is faced with the idea of finding out the truth about what really happened on New Year's Eve 12 years ago. This puts Ellen in terrible danger, and forces her to confront not only the past, but how well she really knows her best friend.