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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 2019

Hardcover

All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters by Joe Namath - Biography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Little, Brown & Company | 9780316421102 | Published May 7, 2019

Three days before the 1969 Super Bowl, Joe Namath promised the nation that he would lead the New York Jets to an 18-point underdog victory against the seemingly invincible Baltimore Colts. When the final whistle blew, that promise had been kept: Namath was instantly heralded as a gridiron god, while his rugged good looks, progressive views on race, and boyish charm quickly transformed him --- in an era of raucous rebellion, shifting social norms, and political upheaval --- into both a bona fide celebrity and a symbol of the commercialization of pro sports. By 26, with a championship title under his belt, he was quite simply the most famous athlete alive. Although his legacy has long been cemented in the history books, beneath the eccentric yet charismatic personality was a player plagued by injury and addiction, both sex and substance. Now 74, Namath is ready to open up.

At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Forgiveness by Hana Ali - Biography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Amistad | 9780062917393 | Published May 7, 2019

Athlete. Activist. Champion. Ambassador. Icon. Father. The greatest, Muhammad Ali, is all of these things. In this candid family memoir, Hana Ali illuminates this momentous figure as only a daughter can. As Ali approached the end of his astonishing boxing career, he embraced a new purpose and role, turning his focus to his family and friends. In that role, he took center stage as an ambassador for peace and friendship. Hana gives us a privileged glimpse inside the Ali home, sharing the everyday adventures her family experienced—all so “normal,” with visitors such as Clint Eastwood and John Travolta dropping by. She shares the joy and laughter, the hardship and pain, and, most importantly, the dedication and love that has bonded them.

Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague by David K. Randall - History, Nonfiction

W.W. Norton & Company | 9780393609455 | Published May 7, 2019

On March 6, 1900, a Chinese immigrant died showing signs of bubonic plague. Officials rushed to quarantine Chinatown while doctors examined the man’s tissue for telltale bacteria. If the devastating disease was not contained, San Francisco would become the American epicenter of an outbreak that had already claimed 10 million lives worldwide. While local press, railroad barons and elected officials mounted a cover-up to obscure the threat, it fell to federal health officer Rupert Blue to save a city that refused to be rescued. Randall spins a spellbinding account of Blue’s race to understand the disease and contain its spread --- the only hope of saving San Francisco, and the nation, from a gruesome fate.

Blessing in Disguise by Danielle Steel - Fiction, Friendship, Women's Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780399179327 | Published May 7, 2019

As a young intern at an art gallery in Paris, Isabelle McAvoy meets Putnam Armstrong, wealthy, gentle, older, and secluded from the world. Her relationship is a dream, but it turns real when she becomes pregnant and she knows that marriage is out of the question. When she returns to New York, she enters a new relationship, but she soon realizes she has made a terrible mistake and again finds herself a single mother. With two young daughters and no husband, Isabelle finally and unexpectedly finds happiness and a love that gives her a third child, a baby as happy as her beloved father. And yet, once again, life brings dramatic changes.
Drawing Home by Jamie Brenner - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Little, Brown & Company | 9780316476799 | Published May 7, 2019

 
Summer has started in idyllic Sag Harbor, and for Emma Mapson that means greeting guests at the front desk of The American Hotel. But when one of the town's most famous residents, artist Henry Wyatt, dies suddenly, Emma learns he has mysteriously left his waterfront home --- a self-designed masterpiece filled with his work --- to her teenage daughter, Penny. Back in Manhattan, legendary art patron Bea Winstead's grief at her lifelong friend and former business partner Henry's passing turns to outrage at the news of his shocking bequest. Bea, with her devoted assistant Kyle in tow, descends on Sag Harbor determined to reclaim the house and preserve Henry's legacy.
My Dad, Yogi: A Memoir of Family and Baseball by Dale Berra - Biography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Hachette Books | 9780316525459 | Published May 7, 2019

Everyone knows Yogi Berra, the American icon. He was the backbone of the New York Yankees through ten World Series Championships, managed the National League Champion New York Mets in 1973, and had an ingenious way with words that remains an indelible part of our lexicon. But no one knew him like his family did. MY DAD, YOGI is Dale Berra's chronicle of his unshakeable bond with his father, as well as an intimate portrait of one of the great sports figures of the 20th Century. When Yogi wasn't playing or coaching, or otherwise in the public eye, he was home in the New Jersey suburbs, spending time with his beloved wife, Carmen, and his three boys, Larry, Tim, and Dale. Dale presents --- as only a son could --- his family's history, his parents' enduring relationship, and his dad's storied career.

Such a Perfect Wife by Kate White - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Harper Paperbacks | 9780062886262 | Published May 7, 2019

On a sunny morning in late September, Shannon Blaine, a thirty-four-year-old wife and mother of two, set off for a jog along the roads near her home in Lake George, New York. It was her usual routine after dropping the kids at school…except on this day she never returned. Is her husband lying when he says he has no idea where she is? Could Shannon have split on her own, overwhelmed by the pressures of life? Or is she the victim of a sexual predator?
Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250126108 | Published May 7, 2019

SUNSET BEACH is a compelling ride, full of Mary Kay Andrews' signature wit, heart and charm.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Sourcebooks Landmark | 9781492691631 | Published May 7, 2019

The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything --- everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome has its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter. Cussy's not only a book woman, however; she’s also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy’s family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she’s going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler.

The Daughter's Tale by Armando Lucas Correa - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501187933 | Published May 7, 2019

Amanda Sternberg's family is torn apart when Nazis descend on Berlin in 1939, burning down their beloved family bookshop and sending her husband Julius to a concentration camp. Amanda flees with their daughters and is forced to make an impossible, haunting choice along the way. When Nazi forces arrives in Haute-Vienne, Amanda finds herself in a labor camp where she must once again make a heroic sacrifice. Decades later in New York, 80-year-old Elise Duval receives a call from a woman bearing messages from a time and country that she forced herself to forget. A French Catholic who arrived in New York after World War II, Elise is shocked to discover that the letters were from her mother, written in German during the war. Despite Elise’s best efforts to stave off her past, seven decades of secrets begin to unravel.

The East End by Jason Allen - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Park Row | 9780778308393 | Published May 7, 2019

Corey Halpern, a local high schooler with a troubled home life, is desperate to leave the Hamptons and start anew somewhere else. His last summer before college, he settles for the escapism he finds in sneaking into neighboring mansions. One night just before Memorial Day weekend, he breaks in to the wrong home at the wrong time: the Sheffield estate, where he and his mother, Gina, work. Under the cover of darkness, Leo Sheffield --- a billionaire CEO, patriarch and the owner of the vast lakeside manor --- arrives unexpectedly with a companion. 
The Farm by Joanne Ramos - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Random House | 9781984853752 | Published May 7, 2019

Nestled in New York’s Hudson Valley is a luxury retreat boasting every amenity --- and all of it for free. In fact, you’re paid big money to stay here. The catch? For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds, your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby. For someone else. Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines, is in desperate search of a better future when she commits to being a “Host” at Golden Oaks --- or the Farm, as residents call it. But now pregnant, fragile and consumed with worry for her family, Jane is determined to reconnect with her life outside. Yet she cannot leave the Farm, or she will lose the life-changing fee she’ll receive on the delivery of her child.

The Guest Book by Sarah Blake - Fiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250110251 | Published May 7, 2019

While Kitty Milton and her husband, Ogden, summer on their island in Maine, anchored as they are to the way things have always been, the winds of change are beginning to stir. In 1959 New York City, two strangers enter the Miltons’ circle. One captures the attention of Kitty’s daughter, while the other makes each of them question what the family stands for. This new generation insists the times are changing. And in one night, everything does. So much so that in the present day, the third generation of Miltons doesn’t have enough money to keep the island in Maine. Evie Milton’s mother has just died, and as Evie digs into her mother’s and grandparents’ history, what she finds is a story as unsettling as it is inescapable, the story that threatens the foundation of the Milton family myth.

The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062868817 | Published May 7, 2019

Dr. Kate English has it all. Not only is she the heiress to a large fortune; she has a gorgeous husband and daughter, a high-flying career, and a beautiful home anyone would envy. But all that changes the night Kate’s mother, Lily, is found dead, brutally murdered in her own home. Heartbroken and distraught, Kate reaches out to her estranged best friend, Blaire Barrington, who rushes to her side for the funeral, where the years of distance between them are forgotten in a moment. That evening, Kate’s grief turns to horror when she receives an anonymous text: You think you’re sad now, just wait. By the time I’m finished with you, you’ll wish you had been buried today.
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough - History, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501168680 | Published May 7, 2019

In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River. They and their families created a town in a primeval wilderness, while coping with such frontier realities as floods, fires, wolves and bears, no roads or bridges, no guarantees of any sort, all the while negotiating a contentious and sometimes hostile relationship with the native people. Drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures, THE PIONEERS is a uniquely American story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments.

 


 

The Road Home by Richard Paul Evans - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

Simon & Schuster | 9781501111822 | Published May 7, 2019

Chicago celebrity and pitchman Charles James is supposed to be dead. Everyone believes he was killed in a fiery plane crash, a flight he narrowly missed. Escaping death with a second chance at life and love has brought Charles some clarity: all the money, fame, and expensive cars never brought him true joy or peace --- but his ex-wife Monica did. Charles continues his pilgrimage across the iconic Route 66. He's intent on finishing his trek from Amarillo to Santa Monica, despite learning that his ex-wife is marrying another man. With the initial reason for his trip in jeopardy, he still has lessons to learn along the way before he discovers --- and arrives at --- his true destination.

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames - Family Life, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Ecco | 9780062862822 | Published May 7, 2019

For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella’s childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents—moments where ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns. Even Stella’s own mother is convinced that her daughter is cursed or haunted. When the Fortunas emigrate to America on the cusp of World War II, Stella and her sister Tina must come of age side-by-side in a hostile new world with strict expectations for each of them. Soon Stella learns that her survival is worthless without the one thing her family will deny her at any cost: her independence.

The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Mira | 9780778316411 | Published May 7, 2019

This is the story of Caroline, the young wife and childhood sweetheart of Jacob, who together live on a farm raising their daughter, Rachel, just outside of Gettysburg. When Jacob joins the Northern army to do his duty and help save the Union, no one anticipates he will not return. Caroline gets news that he is wounded and has been taken to Washington, DC, with his regiment, and so she must find her way there and navigate the thousands of other wounded soldiers to find him.

Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself by Jill Biden - Memoir, Nonfiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250182326 | Published May 7, 2019

This is the story of how Jill Biden built a family and a life of her own. From the pranks she played to keep everyone laughing to the traditions she formed that would carry them through tragedy, hers is the spirited journey of a woman embracing many roles. WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS is a candid, heartwarming glimpse into the creation of a beloved American family, and the life of a woman at its center.

A Bend in the Stars by Rachel Barenbaum - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538746264 | Published May 14, 2019

In Russia, in the summer of 1914, as war with Germany looms and the Czar's army tightens its grip on the local Jewish community, Miri Abramov and her brilliant physicist brother, Vanya, are facing an impossible decision. Since their parents drowned fleeing to America, Miri and Vanya have been raised by their babushka, a famous matchmaker who has taught them to protect themselves at all costs: to fight, to kill if necessary, and always to have an escape plan. But now, with fierce, headstrong Miri on the verge of becoming one of Russia's only female surgeons, and Vanya hoping to solve the final puzzles of Einstein's elusive theory of relativity, can they bear to leave the homeland that has given them so much? 

A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father by David Maraniss - History, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501178375 | Published May 14, 2019

Elliott Maraniss, David’s father, a WWII veteran who had commanded an all-black company in the Pacific, was spied on by the FBI, named as a communist by an informant, called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, fired from his newspaper job and blacklisted for five years. Yet he never lost faith in America and emerged on the other side with his family and optimism intact. A GOOD AMERICAN FAMILY powerfully evokes the political dysfunctions of the 1950s while underscoring what it really means to be an American.

America Was Hard to Find by Kathleen Alcott - Family Life, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Ecco | 9780062662521 | Published May 14, 2019

Ecuador, 1969: An American expatriate, Fay Fern, sits in the corner of a restaurant, she and her young son Wright turned away from the television where Vincent Kahn becomes the first man to walk on the moon. Years earlier, Fay and Vincent meet at a pilots’ bar in the Mojave Desert. Both seemed poised for reinvention --- the married test pilot, Vincent, as an astronaut; the spurned child of privilege, Fay, as an activist. Their casual affair ends quickly, but its consequences linger. Though their lives split, their senses of purpose deepen in tandem, each becoming heroes to different sides of the political spectrum of the 1960s and 70s.
Brothers Down: Pearl Harbor and the Fate of the Many Brothers Aboard the USS Arizona by Walter R. Borneman - History, Military, Nonfiction

Little, Brown & Company | 9780316438889 | Published May 14, 2019

The surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 remains one of the most traumatic events in American history. America's battleship fleet was crippled, thousands of lives were lost, and the United States was propelled into a world war. Few realize that aboard the iconic, ill-fated USS Arizona were an incredible 79 blood relatives. Tragically, in an era when family members serving together was an accepted, even encouraged, practice, 63 of the Arizona's 1,177 dead turned out to be brothers. Acclaimed historian Walter R. Borneman returns to that critical week of December, masterfully guiding us on an unforgettable journey of sacrifice and heroism, all told through the lives of these brothers and their fateful experience on the Arizona. 

Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher by David Cone - Autobiography, Biography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538748848 | Published May 14, 2019

To any baseball fan, David Cone was a bold and brilliant pitcher. During his 17-year career, he became a master of the mechanics and mental toughness a pitcher needs to succeed in the major leagues. A five-time All-Star and five-time World Champion now gives his full count --- balls and strikes, errors and outs --- of his colorful life in baseball. From the pitchers he studied to the hitters who infuriated him, FULL COUNT takes readers inside the mind of a thoughtful pitcher, detailing Cone's passion, composure and strategies. The book is also filled with never-before-told stories from the memorable teams Cone played on --- ranging from the infamous late '80s Mets to the Yankee dynasty of the '90s.
How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Hanover Square Press | 9781335953759 | Published May 7, 2019

Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only two survivors and one tiny child. In a neighboring village, 17-year-old Wang Di is strapped into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military brothel where she is forced into sexual slavery as a “comfort woman.” After 60 years of silence, what she saw and experienced still haunts her. In the year 2000, 12-year-old Kevin is sitting beside his ailing grandmother when he overhears a mumbled confession. He sets out to discover the truth.