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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.

June 2019

Hardcover

Who's Sorry Now?: A Lady Adelaide Mystery by Maggie Robinson - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464211355 | Published June 1, 2019

Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Devenand Hunter finds himself in the middle of a series of upper-class deaths in London. Bright Young People are being extinguished in their favorite night spots, from a sleazy private jazz club to the Savoy ballroom. Dev knows just the person to help him navigate the treacherous society waters: Lady Adelaide Compton, a marquess' daughter and widow of a Great War hero. Unfortunately, he has put her in jeopardy once before, almost leading him to turn in his warrant card. But when her sister Cee is nearly one of the victims, Addie turns to Mr. Hunter, offering her help...and it soon becomes clear that the two of them working together again could lead to much more than merely solving crime.

Unsolved by James Patterson and David Ellis - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316419826 | Published June 3, 2019

FBI agent Emmy Dockery is young and driven, and her unique skill at seeing connections others miss has brought her an impressive string of arrests. But a shocking new case has left her utterly baffled. The victims all appear to have died by accident and seemingly have nothing in common. But this many deaths can't be a coincidence. And the killer is somehow one step ahead of every move Dockery makes. To FBI special agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, everyone in the FBI is a suspect --- particularly Emmy Dockery (the fact that she's his ex-fiancee doesn't make it easier). But someone else is watching Dockery. Studying, learning, waiting. Until it's the perfect time to strike.

1941: The Year Germany Lost the War by Andrew Nagorski - History, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501181115 | Published June 4, 2019

In early 1941, Hitler’s armies ruled most of Europe. Churchill’s Britain was an isolated holdout against the Nazi tide, but German bombers were attacking its cities and German U-boats were attacking its ships. Stalin was observing the terms of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, and Roosevelt was vowing to keep the United States out of the war. But by the end of 1941, Hitler had repeatedly gambled on escalation and lost: by invading the Soviet Union and committing a series of disastrous military blunders; by making mass murder and terror his weapons of choice, and by rushing to declare war on the United States after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Britain emerged with two powerful new allies: Russia and the United States. By then, Germany was doomed to defeat.

All the Lost Things by Michelle Sacks - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316475457 | Published June 4, 2019

It has been a while since seven-year-old Dolly’s dad has spent time with her, just the two of them. So when he scoops her up and promises to take her on the adventure of a lifetime, Dolly is thrilled. The first days on the road are incredibly exciting. Every pit stop promises a new delight for Dolly and her favorite plastic horse, Clemesta, who she's brought along for the adventure. For the first time, she has her father's attention all to herself. But as they travel further south, into a country Dolly no longer recognizes, her dad's behavior grows increasingly erratic. He becomes paranoid and irresponsible, even a little scary. The adventure isn't fun anymore, but home is ever farther away. And Dolly isn't sure if she'll ever get back.

Assassin of Shadows by Lawrence Goldstone - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Pegasus Books | 9781643131306 | Published June 4, 2019

Just after 4pm on September 6, 1901, 28-year-old anarchist Leon Czolgosz pumped two shots into the chest and abdomen of President William McKinley. Both law enforcement and the press insisted that Czolgosz was merely the tip of a vast and murderous conspiracy, likely instigated by the “high priestess of anarchy,” Emma Goldman. To untangle its threads and bring the remaining conspirators to justice, the president’s most senior advisors choose two other Secret Service agents, Walter George and Harry Swayne. What they uncover will not only absolve the anarchists, but also expose a plot that will threaten the foundations of American democracy and likely cost them their lives.

Chasing the Moon: The People, the Politics, and the Promise That Launched America into the Space Age by Robert Stone and Alan Andres - History, Nonfiction

Ballantine Books | 9781524798123 | Published June 4, 2019

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy proposed the nation spend 20 billion dollars to land a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. Based on eyewitness accounts and newly discovered archival material, CHASING THE MOON reveals for the first time the unknown stories of the fascinating individuals whose imaginative work across several decades culminated in America’s momentous achievement. More than a story of engineers and astronauts, the moon landing --- now celebrating its 50th anniversary --- grew out of the dreams of science fiction writers, filmmakers, military geniuses and rule-breaking scientists.

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9781594634734 | Published June 4, 2019

In 1940, 19-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters. But when she makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Now 89 years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life --- and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it.

Donna Has Left the Building by Susan Jane Gilman - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538762417 | Published June 4, 2019

Forty-five-year-old Donna Koczynski is an ex-punk rocker, a recovering alcoholic, and the mother of two teenagers whose suburban existence detonates when she comes home early from a sales conference in Las Vegas to the surprise of a lifetime. As her world implodes, she sets off on an epic road trip to reclaim everything she believes she's sacrificed since her wild youth: great friendship, passionate love and her art. But as she careens across the U.S. from Detroit to New York to Memphis to Nashville, nothing turns out as she imagines. Ultimately, she finds herself resurrected on the other side of the globe, on a remote island embroiled in a crisis far bigger than her own.

Dual Citizens by Alix Ohlin - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Knopf | 9780525521891 | Published June 4, 2019

Lark and Robin are half-sisters whose similarities end at being named for birds. While Lark is shy and studious, Robin is wild and artistic. Raised in Montreal by their disinterested single mother, they form a fierce team in childhood regardless of their differences. As they grow up, Lark excels at school and Robin becomes an extraordinary pianist. At 17, Lark flees to America to attend college, where she finds her calling in documentary films, and her sister soon joins her. Later, in New York City, they find themselves tested: Lark struggles with self-doubt, and Robin chafes against the demands of Juilliard. Under pressure, their bond grows strained and ultimately is broken, and their paths abruptly diverge. Years later, Lark's life is in tatters and Robin's is wilder than ever.

Fall; or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062458711 | Published June 4, 2019

While undergoing a routine medical procedure, multibillionaire Richard “Dodge” Forthrast is pronounced brain dead and put on life support. Long ago, when a much younger Dodge drew up his will, he directed that his body be given to a cryonics company now owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd. Dodge’s family has his brain scanned and its data structures uploaded and stored in the cloud, until it can eventually be revived. In the coming years, technology allows Dodge’s brain to be turned back on. An eternal afterlife --- the Bitworld --- is created, in which humans continue to exist as digital souls. But this brave new immortal world is not the Utopia it might first seem.

In at the Deep End by Kate Davies - Fiction, Humor

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328629678 | Published June 4, 2019

Julia has had enough. Enough of the sex noises her roommate makes. Enough of her dead-end government job. Enough of the one-night stand who accused her of breaking his penis. The only thing she hasn’t had enough of is orgasms; she hasn’t had proper sex in three years. So when Julia gets invited to a warehouse party in a part of town where trendy people who have lots of sex go on a Friday night, she readily accepts. And that night she meets someone: a conceptual artist, who also happens to be a woman. Soon it becomes clear that her new lover, Sam, needs to call the shots, and Julia’s newfound liberation comes to bear a suspicious resemblance to entrapment.

In West Mills by De'Shawn Charles Winslow - Fiction

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781635573404 | Published June 4, 2019

Azalea "Knot" Centre is determined to live life as she pleases. The neighbors' gossip won't keep her from what she loves best: cheap moonshine, 19th-century literature and the company of men. But Knot is starting to learn that her freedom comes at a high price. Ostracized from her relatives and cut off from her hometown, Knot turns to her neighbor, Otis Lee Loving, in search of some semblance of family and home. A lifelong fixer, Otis Lee is determined to steer his friends and family away from decisions that will cause them heartache and ridicule. But while he is busy trying to fix Knot’s life, Otis Lee finds himself powerless to repair the many troubles within his own family, as the long-buried secrets of his troubled past begin to come to light.

Just One Bite by Jack Heath - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Hanover Square Press | 9781335952844 | Published June 4, 2019

Timothy Blake, ex-consultant for the FBI, now works in body disposal for a local crime lord. One night he stumbles across a body he wasn’t supposed to find and is forced to hide it. When the FBI calls Blake in to investigate a missing university professor, Blake recognizes him as the dead man in his freezer. Then another man goes missing. And another. There’s a serial killer in Houston, Texas, and Blake is running out of time to solve the case. His investigation takes him to a sex doll factory, a sprawling landfill in Louisiana and a secret cabin in the woods. As they hunt the killer together, FBI agent Reese Thistle starts to warm to Blake --- but she also gets closer and closer to discovering his terrible secret.

Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery

Tor Books | 9781250174611 | Published June 4, 2019

When a gruesome murder is discovered at The Osthorne Academy of Young Mages, where her estranged twin sister teaches Theoretical Magic, reluctant detective Ivy Gamble is pulled into the world of untold power and dangerous secrets. She will have to find a murderer and reclaim her sister --- without losing herself.

Montauk by Nicola Harrison - Fiction, Historical Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250200112 | Published June 4, 2019

Montauk, Long Island, 1938. For three months, this humble fishing village will serve as the playground for New York City’s wealthy elite. Beatrice Bordeaux was looking forward to a summer of reigniting the passion between her and her husband, Harry. Instead, tasked with furthering his investment interest in Montauk as a resort destination, she learns she’ll be spending 12 weeks sequestered with the high society wives at The Montauk Manor --- a 200-room seaside hotel --- while Harry pursues other interests in the city. Bea ultimately finds herself drawn to a man who is nothing like her husband. Inspiring a strength and courage she had almost forgotten, his presence forces her to face a haunting tragedy of her past and question her future.

More News Tomorrow by Susan Richards Shreve - Fiction, Women's Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393292947 | Published June 4, 2019

On the morning of her 70th birthday, Georgianna Grove receives an unexpected letter that calls her back to Missing Lake, Wisconsin, where her mother was murdered 66 years earlier. Georgie’s father had confessed to the murder the next morning and was carted off to a state penitentiary. Haunted by the night that took both her parents away and determined to unearth the truth, Georgie takes her reluctant family on what will become a dangerous canoe trip up the swollen Bone River to return to Missing Lake.

Murder in Bel-Air by Cara Black - Fiction, Mystery

Soho Crime | 9781616959296 | Published June 4, 2019

Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc gets an emergency phone call from her daughter’s playgroup: Aimée’s own mother, who was supposed to pick Chloe up, never showed. As Aimée and Chloe leave the playground, Aimée witnesses the body of a homeless woman being wheeled away from the neighboring convent, where nuns run a soup kitchen. The last person anyone saw the dead woman talking to was Aimée’s mother, who has vanished. Trying to figure out what happened to Sydney Leduc, Aimée tracks down the dead woman’s possessions, which include a huge amount of cash. What did Sydney stumble into? Is she in trouble?

My Life as a Rat by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction

Ecco | 9780062899835 | Published June 4, 2019

MY LIFE AS A RAT follows Violet Rue Kerrigan, a young woman who looks back upon her life in exile from her family following her testimony, at age 12, concerning what she knew to be the racist murder of an African-American boy by her older brothers. In a succession of vividly recalled episodes, Violet contemplates the circumstances of her life as the initially beloved youngest child of seven Kerrigan children who inadvertently “informs” on her brothers, setting into motion their arrests and convictions and her own long estrangement.

Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France by James Holland - History, Nonfiction

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802129420 | Published June 4, 2019

Drawing freshly on widespread archives and on the testimonies of eyewitnesses, James Holland relates the extraordinary planning that made Allied victory in France possible during World War II. The brutal landings on the five beaches and subsequent battles across the plains and through the lanes and hedgerows of Normandy come vividly to life in conferences where the strategic decisions of Eisenhower, Rommel, Montgomery and other commanders were made, and through the memories of paratrooper Lieutenant Dick Winters of Easy Company, British corporal and tanker Reg Spittles, Thunderbolt pilot Archie Maltbie, German ordnance officer Hans Heinze, French resistance leader Robert Leblanc, and many others.

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong - Fiction

Penguin Press | 9780525562023 | Published June 4, 2019

ON EARTH WE’RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late 20s, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born --- a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam --- and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class and masculinity.

Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn - Fiction

Liveright | 9781631495632 | Published June 4, 2019

When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it comes after years of yearning to leave Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished Jamaican town where she was raised. More than anything, Patsy wishes to be reunited with her oldest friend, Cicely, whose letters arrive from New York steeped in the promise of a happier life and the possible rekindling of their young love. But Patsy’s plans don’t include her overzealous, evangelical mother or even her five-year-old daughter, Tru. Beating with the pulse of a long-withheld confession, PATSY gives voice to a woman who looks to America for the opportunity to choose herself first --- not to give a better life to her family back home.

Play Hungry: The Making of a Baseball Player by Pete Rose - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Penguin Press | 9780525558675 | Published June 4, 2019

Pete Rose was a legend on the field. As baseball’s Hit King, he shattered records that were thought to be unbreakable. And during the 1970s, he was the leader of the Big Red Machine, the Cincinnati Reds team that dominated the game. But he’s also the greatest player who may never enter the Hall of Fame because of his lifetime ban from the sport. Perhaps no other ballplayer’s story is so representative of the triumphs and tragedies of our national pastime. In PLAY HUNGRY, Rose tells us the story of how, through hard work and sheer will, he became one of the unlikeliest stars of the game.

Rag and Bone: A Jay Porter Novel by Joe Clifford - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Oceanview Publishing | 9781608093267 | Published June 4, 2019

Having spent 10 months on the run after he was framed for the murder of an estate-clearing associate, handyman Jay Porter returns to his hometown of Ashton, New Hampshire. During his time as a fugitive, he searched for a hard drive --- evidence that would put his longtime nemeses Adam and Michael Lombardi behind bars. But he came up empty-handed. With his reputation tarnished and employment opportunities nonexistent, Jay takes a charity assignment from old friend/flame Alison Rodgers and learns of a fire at Alison’s former rehab farm. Jay is convinced that the Lombardis started the fire as a scare tactic to pressure Alison to sell. But he soon discovers that evil isn’t so easy to define, and sometimes we need to take the law into our own hands if we want justice.

The Summer Guests (Audiobook) written by Mary Alice Monroe, read by Cassandra Campbell - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Simon & Schuster Audio | 9781508279129 | Published June 11, 2019

When a hurricane threatens the coasts of Florida and South Carolina, an eclectic group of evacuees flees for the farm of their friends Grace and Charles Phillips in North Carolina: the Phillips’ daughter Moira and her rescue dogs, famed equestrian Javier Angel de la Cruz, makeup artist Hannah McLain, horse breeder Gerda Klug and her daughter Elise, and island resident Cara Rutledge. They bring with them only the few treasured possessions they can fit in their vehicles. During the course of one of the most challenging weeks of their lives, relationships are put to the test as the evacuees are forced to confront the unresolved issues they have with themselves and with each other.

Mrs. Everything (Audiobook) written by Jennifer Weiner, read by Ari Graynor and Beth Malone - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Simon & Schuster Audio | 9781508251798 | Published June 11, 2019

Growing up in 1950s Detroit, Jo and Bethie Kaufman live in a perfect “Dick and Jane” house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. But the truth ends up looking different from what the girls imagined. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women’s lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture and is up for anything (except settling down). Meanwhile, Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant. Neither woman inhabits the world she dreams of, nor has a life that feels authentic or brings her joy. Is it too late for them to finally stake a claim on happily ever after?