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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.

December 2018

Hardcover

All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson by Mark Griffin - Biography, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062408853 | Published December 4, 2018

The definitive biography of the deeply complex and widely misunderstood matinee idol of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Author Mark Griffin provides new details concerning Hudson’s troubled relationships with wife Phyllis Gates and boyfriend Marc Christian. And here, for the first time, is an in-depth exploration of Hudson’s classic films, including Written on the Wind, A Farewell to Arms and the cult favorite Seconds. With unprecedented access to private journals, personal correspondence and production files, Griffin pays homage to the idol whose life and death had a lasting impact on American culture.

Army of Empire: The Untold Story of the Indian Army in World War I by George Morton-Jack - History, Nonfiction

Basic Books | 9780465094042 | Published December 4, 2018

While their story is almost always overlooked, the 1.5 million Indian soldiers who served the British Empire in World War I played a crucial role in the eventual Allied victory. Despite their sacrifices, Indian troops received mixed reactions from their allies and their enemies alike-some were treated as liberating heroes, some as mercenaries and conquerors themselves, and all as racial inferiors and a threat to white supremacy. Drawing on freshly uncovered interviews with members of the Indian Army in Iraq and elsewhere, historian George Morton-Jack paints a deeply human story of courage, colonization and racism, and finally gives these men their rightful place in history.

Hearts of the Missing by Carol Potenza - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250178282 | Published December 4, 2018

When a young woman linked to a list of missing Fire-Sky tribal members commits suicide, Pueblo Police Sergeant Nicky Matthews is assigned to the case. As the investigation unfolds, she uncovers a threat that strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a Fire-Sky Native: victims chosen and murdered because of their genetic makeup. But these deaths are not just about a life taken. In a vengeful twist, the killer ensures the spirits of those targeted will wander forever, lost to their family, their People, and their ancestors. When those closest to Nicky are put in jeopardy, she must be willing to sacrifice everything --- her career, her life, even her soul --- to save the people she is sworn to protect.

Into the Night by Sarah Bailey - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538759950 | Published December 4, 2018

Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock finds herself lost and alone after a recent move to Melbourne, brokenhearted by the decisions she's had to make. Her new workplace is a minefield and Detective Sergeant Nick Fleet, the partner she has been assigned, is uncommunicative and often hostile. When a homeless man is murdered and Gemma is put on the case, she can't help feeling a connection with the victim and his lonely, isolated existence. Then Sterling Wade, an actor filming his breakout performance in a closed-off city street, is murdered in the middle of an action-packed shot. Who could commit such a brazen crime? Gemma can't imagine a pair of victims with less in common --- and yet as Gemma and Fleet soon learn, both men were keeping secrets that may have led to their deaths.

Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food by Ann Hood - Cooking, Essays, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393249507 | Published December 4, 2018

From her Italian-American childhood through raising and feeding a growing family and cooking with her new husband, food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of a good meal. Growing up, she tasted love in her grandmother’s tomato sauce and dreamed of her mother’s special-occasion Fancy Lady Sandwiches. Later, the kitchen became the heart of Hood’s own home. She cooked pork roast to warm her first apartment, used two cups of dried basil for her first attempt at making pesto, taught her children how to make their favorite potatoes, found hope in her daughter’s omelet after a divorce, and fell in love again --- with both her husband and his foolproof chicken stock.
Murder at the Mill by Andrew Grant Shaw - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250189295 | Published December 4, 2018

Iris Grey rents a quaint cottage in a picture-perfect Hampshire village, looking to escape from her crumbling marriage. She is drawn to the neighboring Wetherby family, and is commissioned to paint a portrait of Dominic Wetherby, a celebrated crime writer.

At the Wetherby's Christmas Eve party, the mulled wine is in full flow --- but so are tensions and rivalries among the guests. On Christmas Day, the youngest member of the Wetherby family, Lorcan, finds a body in the water. A tragic accident? Or a deadly crime?

With the snow falling, Iris enters a world of village gossip, romantic intrigue, buried secrets, and murder.

Never Grow Up by Jackie Chan - Memoir, Nonfiction

Gallery Books | 9781982107215 | Published December 4, 2018

In NEVER GROW UP, the global superstar Jackie Chan reflects on his early life, including his childhood years at the China Drama Academy (in which he was enrolled at the age of six), his big breaks (and setbacks) in Hong Kong and Hollywood, his numerous brushes with death (both on and off film sets) and his life as a husband and father (which has been, admittedly and regrettably, imperfect).

Of Blood and Bone: Chronicles of the One, Book 2 by Nora Roberts - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250122995 | Published December 4, 2018

Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before --- the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted --- and the time is coming when her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden. In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin: She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. When the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into her true identity, the world outside will never be whole again.

Of Blood and Bone: Chronicles of the One, Book 2 by Nora Roberts - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250122995 | Published December 4, 2018

The Dakota Winters by Tom Barbash - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Ecco | 9780062258199 | Published December 4, 2018

It’s the fall of 1979 in New York City when 23-year-old Anton Winter, back from the Peace Corps and on the mend from a nasty bout of malaria, returns to his childhood home in the Dakota. Anton’s father, the famous late-night host Buddy Winter, is there to greet him, himself recovering from a breakdown. Before long, Anton is swept up in an effort to reignite Buddy’s stalled career, a mission that takes him from the gritty streets of New York, to the slopes of the Lake Placid Olympics, to the Hollywood Hills, to the blue waters of the Bermuda Triangle and brings him into close quarters with the likes of Johnny Carson, Ted and Joan Kennedy and a seagoing John Lennon. But the more Anton finds himself enmeshed in his father’s professional and spiritual reinvention, the more he questions his own path and fissures in the Winter family begin to threaten their close bond.

The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone - Fiction, Horror, Suspense

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781501165504 | Published December 4, 2018

Young programmers Shawn Eagle and Billy Stafford have created something that could make them rich: a revolutionary computer they name Eagle Logic. But the hard work and escalating tension have not been kind to their once solid friendship --- Shawn’s girlfriend Emily has left him for Billy, and a third partner has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. While Billy walks away with Emily, Shawn takes Eagle Logic, which he uses to build a multi-billion-dollar company. Years later, Billy is a failure, beset by poverty and addiction, and Shawn is the most famous man in the world. Unable to let the past be forgotten, Shawn decides to resurrect his and Billy’s biggest failure: a next-generation computer program named Nellie that can control a house’s every function. But something about Nellie isn’t right. . Shawn is forced to bring Billy back to discover and destroy the evil that lurks in the source code.

The Songbird by Marcia Willett - Family, Fiction, Love & Romance, Romance, Romantic Suspense

Thomas Dunne Books | 978-1250177414 | Published December 4, 2018

When Tim confides in Mattie that he needs a sabbatical from work and a fresh place to live, she suggests he move into one of the cottages at her family's home in the beautiful English countryside. She senses there's something he's not telling her, but she has faith that he'll fit right in with the eccentric but affectionate crowd at Brockscombe. As he gets to know the family, Tim discovers that everyone there has their own secrets. There is Kat, a retired ballet dancer who longs for the stage again; Charlotte, a young navy wife struggling to bring up her son while her husband is at sea; William, who guards a dark past he cannot share with the others; and Mattie . . . who has loved Tim in silence for years. Can Tim open up to her? Would it matter, he wonders, if he did?

The Three Secret Cities by Matthew Reilly - Adventure, Fiction

Gallery Books | 9781501167195 | Published December 4, 2018

When Jack West, Jr. won the Great Games, he threw the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil. Now these dark forces are coming after Jack in ruthless fashion. With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the Three Secret Cities, three incredible lost cities of legend. It’s an impossible task by any reckoning, but Jack must do it while he is being hunted --- by the greatest hunters in history.

Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers during World War II by John Strausbaugh - History, Nonfiction

Twelve | 9781455567485 | Published December 4, 2018

In VICTORY CITY, John Strausbaugh returns to tell the story of New York City's World War II years with the same richness, depth and nuance he brought to his previous books, CITY SEDITION and THE VILLAGE, providing readers with a groundbreaking new look into the greatest city on earth during the most transformative --- and costliest --- war in human history.

Broken Ground by Val McDermid - Crime, Fiction, Suspense

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802129123 | Published December 5, 2018

Six feet under in a Highland peat bog lies Alice Somerville’s inheritance, buried by her grandfather at the end of World War II. But when Alice finally uncovers it, she finds an unwanted surprise --- a body with a bullet hole between the eyes. Meanwhile, DCI Pirie is called in to unravel a case where nothing is quite as it seems. And as she gets closer to the truth, it becomes clear that not everyone shares her desire for justice. Or even the idea of what justice is.

The Day the Sun Died written by Yan Lianke, translated by Carlos Rojas - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Grove Press | 9780802128539 | Published December 11, 2018

In a little village nestled in the Balou mountains, 14-year-old Li Niannian and his parents run a funeral parlor. One evening, he notices a strange occurrence. Instead of preparing for bed, more and more neighbors appear in the streets and fields, carrying on with their daily business as if the sun hadn’t already set. Li Niannian watches, mystified. As hundreds of residents are found dreamwalking, they act out the desires they’ve suppressed during waking hours. Before long, the community devolves into chaos, and it’s up to Li Niannian and his parents to save the town before sunrise.

This Is Cuba: An American Journalist Under Castro's Shadow by David Ariosto - Nonfiction, Political Science, Political Thriller, Politics

St. Martin's Press | 9781250176974 | Published December 11, 2018

THIS IS CUBA is a true story that begins in the summer of 2009 when young American photo-journalist David Ariosto is offered the chance of a lifetime --- a two-year assignment in Havana. He looks at Cuba from the inside-out over the course of nine years, attempting to discover the future of the island as it undergoes its biggest change in more than half a century.

While he's there, Ariosto uncovers the island’s subtle absurdities: its Cold War mystique, and the hopes of a people in the throes of transition. Free speech is restricted, privacy is curtailed, and sanctions wreak havoc. The old sentries on both sides of the Florida Straits remain at their posts, fists clenched and guarding against the specter of a Cold War that never quite ended, despite the death of Fidel and the hand-over of the presidency to a man whose last name isn’t Castro.

And now, a crisis is brewing.

On the Same Page by N. D. Galland - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062672858 | Published December 12, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard has two distinct “personalities” --- one characterized by its tanned and polished summer people; the other represented by the small-town, salt-of-the-earth year-round residents. The island even has two newspapers. Over the years, an intense rivalry has grown between the two papers. Johanna Howes is a Vineyard girl who left the island at the age of 18 and never looked back. She went to college on the mainland and moved to the Big City to start a career as a journalist. Now she’s returned to take care of her aging Uncle Hank. As neither paper can pay her enough to live on, she creates a false identity so that she can write for both papers at once. Before long, Johanna finds herself caught up in a messy Island political situation. Scrambling to keep her various identities straight and separate from each other, SHE desperately tries to find a way out of the mess she’s created. But doing so will likely get her into trouble or cause her to lose her writing gigs…not to mention jeopardize her chance at a budding romance with a man she’s doing her best not to fall for.

Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History by Jeremy Brown - Health, Nonfiction

Touchstone | 9781501181245 | Published December 18, 2018

On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot and how close are we to finding a cure?

In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin - Crime, Fiction, Suspense

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316479202 | Published December 31, 2018

Rebus' retirement is disrupted once again when skeletal remains are identified as a private investigator who went missing over a decade earlier. The remains, found in a rusted car in the East Lothian woods, not far from Edinburgh, quickly turn into a cold case murder investigation. Rebus' old friend, Siobhan Clarke is assigned to the case, but neither of them could have predicted what buried secrets the investigation will uncover.

Paperback

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren - Comedy, Fiction, Romance

Gallery Books | 9781501197406 | Published December 4, 2018

Millie Morris has always been one of the guys. A UC Santa Barbara professor, she’s a female-serial-killer expert who’s quick with a deflection joke and terrible at getting personal. And she, just like her four best guy friends and fellow professors, is perma-single. So when a routine university function turns into a black tie gala, Mille and her circle make a pact that they’ll join an online dating service to find plus-ones for the event. There’s only one hitch: after making the pact, Millie and one of the guys, Reid Campbell, secretly spend the sexiest half-night of their lives together, but mutually decide the friendship would be better off strictly platonic.

The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Gallery Books | 9781501197604 | Published December 4, 2018

Charlotte Gorman loves her job as an elementary school librarian, and is content to experience life through the pages of her books. Which couldn’t be more opposite from her identical twin sister. Ginny, an Instagram-famous beauty pageant contestant running for the title of Miss American Treasure. And Ginny’s refusing to do it alone this time. She drags Charlotte to the pageant as a good luck charm, but the winning plan quickly goes awry when Ginny has a terrible, face-altering allergic reaction the night before the pageant, and Charlotte suddenly finds herself in a switcheroo the twins haven’t successfully pulled off in decades.

The Surrogate by Louise Jensen - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538730447 | Published December 4, 2018

Kat and her husband Nick have tried everything to become parents, and are on the point of giving up. Then a chance encounter with Kat's childhood friend Lisa gives Kat and Nick one last chance to achieve their dream. But Kat and Lisa's history hides dark secrets. And there is more to Lisa than meets the eye. As dangerous cracks start to appear in Kat's perfect picture of happily-ever-after, she realizes that she must face her fear of the past to save her family...

Milkman by Anna Burns - Fiction

Graywolf Press | 9781644450000 | Published December 11, 2018

In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes “interesting,” the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister’s attempts to avoid him --- and to keep her mother from finding out about her maybe-boyfriend --- rumors spread and the threat of violence lingers.

Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Mira | 9780778369349 | Published December 18, 2018

After serving three years in a psychiatric prison for murder, Sean Suh is determined to keep his head down and stay away from anyone he might hurt. But he can’t resist Annabelle, who alone can see past the monster to the man inside. Then Annabelle is kidnapped, and Sean finds himself in the crosshairs of the Austin detectives who would love to blame the awkward, suspicious Korean guy with a criminal record. Though haunted by the fear that it might actually be better for Annabelle if he never finds her, Sean can’t bring himself to let go of her without a fight. He soon finds himself deep into an investigation that leads him through her troubled past in rural Texas and ultimately brings him face-to-face with a killer even more ruthless than he. To save her, he’ll have to do more than confront his own demons…He'll have to let them loose.