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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.

April 2019

Hardcover

Miracle at St. Andrews by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge - Fiction, Sports

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316519106 | Published April 2, 2019

Though nobody has ever identified a single secret --- no universally accepted truth --- to the sport, every real player searches for one. Travis McKinley is one such seeker. A former professional golfer who feels like he's an amateur at the rest of life, he makes a pilgrimage to the mythical greens at St. Andrews. On the course where golf was born, every link, hole, fairway --- even the gorse --- feels like sacred ground. Ground that can help an ordinary player, an ordinary man, achieve a higher plane.
There's a Word for That by Sloane Tanen - Family Life, Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316437165 | Published April 2, 2019

Introducing the Kesslers: Marty, a retired LA film producer whose self-worth has been eroded by age and a late-in-life passion for opioids; his daughter Janine, former child star suffering the aftereffects of a life in the public eye; granddaughter Hailey, the "less-than" twin sister, whose inferiority complex takes a most unexpected turn; and Marty's long-forgotten first wife Bunny Small, an author with writer's block, a monstrous drinking habit, and a son who has fled halfway around the world to escape her. A perfect storm of dysfunction brings them all together at Directions, Malibu's most exclusive and absurd rehab center.
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race by Douglas Brinkley - History, Nonfiction, Science

Harper | 9780062655066 | Published April 2, 2019

On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. AMERICAN MOONSHOT brings together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, which shot the United States to victory in the space race against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War.

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton - Coming of Age, Fiction, Literary

Harper | 9780062898104 | Published April 2, 2019

Eli Bell’s life is complicated. His father is lost, his mother is in jail, and his stepdad is a heroin dealer. The most steadfast adult in Eli’s life is Slim --- a notorious felon and national record-holder for successful prison escapes --- who watches over Eli and August, his silent genius of an older brother. Exiled far from the rest of the world in Darra, a seedy suburb populated by Polish and Vietnamese refugees, this 12-year-old boy with an old soul and an adult mind is just trying to follow his heart, learn what it takes to be a good man, and train for a glamorous career in journalism. Life, however, insists on throwing obstacles in Eli’s path.

Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen by Mary Norris - Memoir, Nonfiction, Travel, Writing

W. W. Norton & Company | 9781324001270 | Published April 2, 2019

From convincing her New Yorker bosses to pay for Ancient Greek studies to traveling the sacred way in search of Persephone, GREEK TO ME is an unforgettable account of both Mary Norris' lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, she explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, makes the case for Athena as a feminist icon, and reveals the surprising ways Greek helped form English.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb - Counseling, Nonfiction, Self-Help

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328662057 | Published April 2, 2019

From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world --- where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she). 

Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl - Food, Memoir, Nonfiction

Random House | 9781400069996 | Published April 2, 2019

When Condé Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America’s oldest epicurean magazine, she declined. She was a writer, not a manager, and had no inclination to be anyone’s boss. But Reichl had been reading Gourmet since she was eight; it had inspired her career. How could she say no? This is the story of a former Berkeley hippie entering the corporate world and worrying about losing her soul. It is the story of the moment restaurants became an important part of popular culture, a time when the rise of the farm-to-table movement changed, forever, the way we eat.

The Affairs of the Falcóns by Melissa Rivero - Fiction, Literary, Women's Fiction

Ecco | 9780062872357 | Published April 2, 2019

Ana Falcón, along with her husband Lucho and their two young children, has fled the economic and political strife of Peru for a chance at a new life in New York City in the 1990s. Being undocumented, however, has significantly curtailed the family’s opportunities: Ana is indebted to a loan shark who calls herself Mama, and is stretched thin by unceasing shifts at her factory job. To make matters worse, Ana must also battle both criticism from Lucho’s cousin --- who has made it obvious the family is not welcome to stay in her spare room for much longer --- and escalating and unwanted attention from Mama’s husband.

The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250200358 | Published April 2, 2019

Annika Rose is an English major at the University of Illinois. Anxious in social situations, she'd rather be surrounded by the order and discipline of books or the quiet solitude of playing chess. Jonathan Hoffman joined the chess club and lost his first game --- and his heart --- to the shy and awkward, yet brilliant and beautiful Annika. What follows is a tumultuous yet tender love affair that withstands everything except the unforeseen tragedy that forces them apart. Now, a decade later, fate reunites Annika and Jonathan in Chicago. The attraction and strong feelings they once shared are instantly rekindled, but until they confront the fears and anxieties that drove them apart, their second chance will end before it truly begins.

The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty by Susan Page - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Twelve | 9781538713648 | Published April 2, 2019

THE MATRIARCH tells the riveting tale of Barbara Pierce Bush, a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political era. Told through more than 100 interviews with Bush friends and family members, and hours of conversation with Mrs. Bush herself. Barbara Bush's accomplishments, struggles, and contributions are all explored in this groundbreaking book, certain to cement Barbara Bush as one of the most unique and influential women in American history.

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9781524796372 | Published April 9, 2019

It is 1914, and Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. But when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia's imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortuneteller's daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their household. On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya's letters suddenly stop coming, she fears the worst for her best friend.

Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525539643 | Published April 9, 2019

Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Scottoline reaches new heights with this riveting novel about how a single decision can undo a family, how our past can derail our present, and how not guilty doesn't always mean innocent.

Redemption (Memory Man series) by David Baldacci - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538761410 | Published April 16, 2019

Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by an unfamiliar man. But he instantly recognizes the man's name: Meryl Hawkins. He's the first person Decker ever arrested for murder back when he was a young detective. Though a dozen years in prison have left Hawkins unrecognizably aged and terminally ill, one thing hasn't changed: He maintains he never committed the murders. Could it be possible that Decker made a mistake all those years ago? As he starts digging into the old case, Decker finds a startling connection to a new crime that he may be able to prevent, if only he can put the pieces together quickly enough.

Roar by Cecelia Ahern - Fiction, Motherhood, Short Stories

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538730966 | Published April 16, 2019

In this singular and imaginative story collection, Cecelia Ahern explores the endless ways in which women blaze through adversity with wit, resourcefulness, and compassion. Ahern takes the familiar aspects of women's lives --- the routines, the embarrassments, the desires --- and elevates these moments to the outlandish and hilarious with her astute blend of magical realism and social insight.

The 13-Minute Murder by James Patterson and Shan Serafin - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538733035 | Published April 16, 2019

Ryan can kill anybody in just minutes --- from the first approach to the clean escape. His skills have served him well, and he has a grand plan: to get out alive and spend his earnings with his beloved wife, Maria. An anonymous client offers Ryan a rich payout to assassinate a target in Harvard Yard. It's exactly the last big job he needs to complete his plan. The precision strike starts perfectly, then somehow explodes into a horrifying spectacle. Ryan has to run and Maria goes missing. Now the world's fastest hit man sets out for one last score: Revenge. And every minute counts.

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

Orbit | 9780316449458 | Published April 23, 2019

My name's Griz. My childhood wasn't like yours. I've never had friends, and in my whole life I've not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs. Then the thief came.
There may be no law left except what you make of it. But if you steal my dog, you can at least expect me to come after you.
Chasing Cosby: The Downfall of America's Dad by Nicole Weisensee Egan - Biography, Memoir, Nonfiction

Seal Press | 9781580058964 | Published April 23, 2019

Bill Cosby's decades-long career as a sweater-wearing, wholesome TV dad came to a swift and stunning end on April 26, 2018, when he was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. The mounting allegations against Bill and his ultimate conviction were a shock to Americans, who wanted to cleave to their image of Cosby as a pudding-pop hero. In her debut book, CHASING COSBY, Egan shares her firsthand account of Cosby's 13-year run from justice. She tells us how Cosby planned and executed his crimes, and how Hollywood alliances and law enforcement knew what Cosby was doing but did nothing to stop him.
Emily Eternal by M.G. Wheaton - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538730393 | Published April 23, 2019

Emily is an artificial consciousness, designed in a lab to help humans process trauma, which is particularly helpful when the sun begins to die 5 billion years before scientists agreed it was supposed to. Her beloved human race is screwed, and so is Emily. That is, until she finds a potential answer buried deep in the human genome that may save them all. But not everyone is convinced Emily has the best solution --- or the best intentions. Before her theory can be tested, the lab is brutally attacked, and Emily's servers are taken hostage. As the sun's death draws near, Emily and her friends must race against time to save humanity.

I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Flatiron Books | 9781250147349 | Published April 23, 2019

Aimee Sinclair is the actress everyone thinks they know but can’t remember where from. Except one person. Someone knows Aimee very well. They know who she is and they know what she did. When Aimee comes home and discovers her husband is missing, she doesn’t seem to know what to do or how to act. The police think she’s hiding something and they’re right, she is --- but perhaps not what they thought. Aimee has a secret she’s never shared, and yet, she suspects that someone knows.

Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting by Anna Quindlen - Motivational, Nonfiction, Parenting, Self-Help

Random House | 9780812996104 | Published April 23, 2019

Before blogs even existed, Anna Quindlen became a go-to writer on the joys and challenges of family, motherhood, and modern life, in her nationally syndicated column. Now she’s taking the next step and going full nana in the pages of this lively, beautiful, and moving book about being a grandmother. Quindlen offers thoughtful and telling observations about her new role, no longer mother and decision-maker but secondary character and support to the parents of her grandson. She writes, “Where I once led, I have to learn to follow.” Eventually a close friend provides words to live by: “Did they ask you?”

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250120922 | Published April 23, 2019

Lucy knew she wasn't the wife her mother-in-law, Diana, and envisioned for her perfect son. Diana kept Lucy at arm’s length despite her desperate attempts to win her over. No one had a bad word to say about Diana except Lucy. That was five years ago. Now, Diana is dead, a suicide note found near her body claiming that she longer wanted to live battling cancer. But the autopsy finds no cancer and instead finds traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed at the eleventh hour to disinherit both of her children, and their spouses? And what does it mean that Lucy isn’t exactly sad she’s gone?

The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman - Family Life, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Graydon House | 9781525831522 | Published April 23, 2019

Adie Lou Kruger’s ex never understood her affection for what her parents called their Cozy Cottage, which she’s inherited on Lake Michigan. But despite the fact she's facing a broken marriage and empty nest, and middle age is looming in the distance, memories of happy childhoods on the beach give her reason for hope. She's determined not to let her husband’s affair with a grad student reduce her to a cliché, or to waste one more minute in a career she doesn’t love, so it becomes clear what Adie Lou must do: rebuild her life and restore her cottage shingle by shingle, on her terms.
The 18th Abduction by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316420266 | Published April 29, 2019

For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue --- until a body turns up. With the safety of San Francisco's entire school system at stake, Lindsay has never been under more pressure. As the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest in the "school night" case, Lindsay turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas. While Lindsay is engrossed in her investigation, her husband, Joe Molinari, meets an Eastern European woman who claims to have seen a notorious war criminal --- long presumed dead --- from her home country. Before Lindsay can verify the woman's statement, Joe's mystery informant joins the ranks of the missing women.

All That You Leave Behind: A Memoir by Erin Lee Carr - Memoir, Nonfiction

Ballantine Books | 9780399179716 | Published April 30, 2019

A celebrated journalist, bestselling author and recovering addict, David Carr was in the prime of his career when he collapsed in the newsroom of The New York Times in 2015. Shattered by his death, his daughter Erin Lee Carr, an up-and-coming documentary filmmaker at age 27, began combing through the entirety of their shared correspondence. What started as an exercise in grief quickly grew into an active investigation: Did her father's writings contain the answers to the questions of how to move forward in life and work without your biggest champion by your side? How could she fill the space left behind by a man who had come to embody journalistic integrity, rigor and hard reporting, whose mentorship meant everything not just to her, but to the many who served alongside him?

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World (Audiobook) written and read by Melinda Gates - Autobiography, Nonfiction, Social Sciences, Women's Studies

Macmillan Audio | 9781250317056 | Published April 23, 2019