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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 2019

Hardcover

The Man with No Borders by Richard C. Morais - Fiction

Little A | 9781542093828 | Published September 1, 2019

Nearing the end of a long and tumultuous life, José María Álvarez --- an aristocratic Spanish banker living in a Swiss village with his American wife --- is overcome by hallucinatory memories of the past. Among his most cherished memories are those of his boyhood in 1950s Franco-era Spain and the bucolic afternoons he spent salmon fishing with his father, uncle and much-loved younger brother. But these fond reveries are soon eclipsed by something greater. José’s regrets and dark family secrets are flooding back, as is the devastating tragedy that drove José into exile and makes him bear the burden of a soul-deep guilt. Now, as his three estranged sons return to their father’s side, José hopes to outpace death long enough to finally put his house in order and exorcise its demons.

A Beginner’s Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations by Pico Iyer - History, Nonfiction, Travel

Knopf | 9780451493958 | Published September 3, 2019

After 32 years in Japan, Pico Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly familiar and the strangest place on earth. He draws on readings, reflections and conversations with Japanese friends to illuminate an unknown place for newcomers, and to give longtime residents a look at their home through fresh eyes. Iyer's adventures and observations as he travels from a meditation-hall to a love-hotel, from West Point to Kyoto Station, make for a constantly surprising series of provocations guaranteed to pique the interest and curiosity of those who don't know Japan, and to remind those who do of the wide range of fascinations the country and culture contain.

After the Flood by Kassandra Montag - Adventure, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062889362 | Published September 3, 2019

A little more than a century from now, our world has been utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, rising floodwaters have obliterated America’s great coastal cities and then its heartland, leaving nothing but an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water. For seven years, Myra has grieved the loss of her oldest daughter, Row, who was stolen by her father after a monstrous deluge overtook their home in Nebraska. Then, in a violent confrontation with a stranger, Myra suddenly discovers that Row was last seen in a far-off encampment near the Arctic Circle. She and her younger daughter, Pearl, embark on a perilous voyage into the icy northern seas, hoping against hope that Row will still be there.

All That's Dead: A Logan McRae Novel by Stuart MacBride - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

HarperCollins | 9780008328467 | Published September 3, 2019

Inspector Logan McRae is looking forward to a nice simple case --- something to ease him back into work after a year off on the sick. But the powers-that-be have other ideas. The high-profile anti-independence campaigner, Professor Wilson, has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. There’s a war brewing between the factions for and against Scottish Nationalism. Infighting in the police ranks. And it’s all playing out in the merciless glare of the media. Logan’s superiors want results, and they want them now. Someone out there is trying to make a point, and they’re making it in blood. If Logan can’t stop them, it won’t just be his career that dies.

Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Knopf | 9780525521693 | Published September 3, 2019

In 1977 Uruguay, a military government has crushed political dissent with ruthless force. In an environment where citizens are kidnapped, raped and tortured, homosexuality is a dangerous transgression. And yet, Romina, Flaca, Anita "La Venus," Paz and Malena --- five cantoras, women who "sing" --- somehow, miraculously, find one another and then discover an isolated, nearly uninhabited cape, Cabo Polonio, which they claim as their secret sanctuary. Over the next 35 years, their lives move back and forth between Cabo Polonio and Montevideo, the city they call home. And throughout, again and again, the women will be tested --- by their families, lovers, society and one another --- as they fight to live authentic lives.

Chasing the Bear: How Bear Bryant and Nick Saban Made Alabama the Greatest College Football Program of All Time by Lars Anderson - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538716489 | Published September 3, 2019

Both Bear Bryant and Nick Saban are undeniable kings of college football, two coaches at Alabama who have each won more national championships --- six apiece --- than anyone else in the history of the game. CHASING THE BEAR examines how they did it, revealing along the way their similarities in style, background, football philosophy and recruiting methods, while providing readers a rare inside look at two of the greatest leaders in the history of sports.

Cold Storage by David Koepp - Adventure, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Ecco | 9780062916433 | Published September 3, 2019

When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. He contained it and buried it in cold storage deep beneath a little-used military repository. Now, after decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. Only Diaz knows how to stop it. He races across the country to help two unwitting security guards --- one an ex-con, the other a single mother. Over one harrowing night, the unlikely trio must figure out how to quarantine this horror again. All they have is luck, fearlessness and a mordant sense of humor. Will that be enough to save all of humanity?

Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire: A Biography by Susan Ronald - Biography, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250180025 | Published September 3, 2019

Condé Nast’s life and career was as high profile and glamorous as his magazines. Moving to New York in the early 20th century with just the shirt on his back, he soon became the highest paid executive in the United States, acquiring Vogue in 1909 and Vanity Fair in 1913. Alongside his editors, he built the first-ever international magazine empire, introducing European modern art, style and fashions to an American audience. Written with the cooperation of his family on both sides of the Atlantic and a dedicated team at Condé Nast Publications, critically acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald reveals the life of an extraordinary American success story.

Dominicana by Angie Cruz - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250205933 | Published September 3, 2019

Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she has to say yes. Their marriage is an opportunity for her entire close-knit family to eventually immigrate. So on New Year’s Day, 1965, Ana leaves behind everything she knows and becomes Ana Ruiz. Lonely and miserable, Ana hatches a reckless plan to escape. But at the bus terminal, she is stopped by Cesar, Juan’s free-spirited younger brother, who convinces her to stay. As the Dominican Republic slides into political turmoil, Juan comes back to protect his family’s assets, leaving Cesar to take care of Ana. When Juan returns, Ana must decide once again between her heart and her duty to her family.

Elements of Fiction by Walter Mosley - Nonfiction, Reference, Writing

Grove Press | 9780802147639 | Published September 3, 2019

In his essential writing guide, THIS YEAR YOU WRITE YOUR NOVEL, Walter Mosley supplied aspiring writers with the basic tools to write a novel in one year. In this complementary follow-up, he guides the writer through the elements of not just any fiction writing, but the kind of writing that transcends convention and truly stands out. In a series of instructive and conversational chapters, Mosley demonstrates how to master fiction's most essential elements: character and character development, plot and story, voice and narrative, context and description, and more. The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process from the blank page to the first draft to rewriting and rewriting again.

Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic by Ben Westhoff - Current Affairs, Health, Nonfiction, Social Sciences

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802127433 | Published September 3, 2019

A deeply human story, FENTANYL, INC. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. Drugs like fentanyl, K2 and Spice --- and those with arcane acronyms like 25i-NBOMe --- were all originally conceived in legitimate laboratories for proper scientific and medicinal purposes. Their formulas were then hijacked and manufactured by rogue chemists, largely in China, who change their molecular structures to stay ahead of the law, making the drugs’ effects impossible to predict. Westhoff has infiltrated this shadowy world.

Fly Already: Stories by Etgar Keret - Fiction, Humor, Short Stories

Riverhead Books | 9781594633270 | Published September 3, 2019

In "Arctic Lizard," a young boy narrates a post-apocalyptic version of the world where a youth army wages an unending war, rewarded by collecting prizes. A father tries to shield his son from the inevitable in "Fly Already." In "One Gram Short," a guy just wants to get a joint to impress a girl and ends up down a rabbit hole of chaos and heartache. And in the masterpiece "Pineapple Crush," two unlikely people connect through an evening smoke down by the beach, only to have one of them imagine a much deeper relationship. The thread that weaves these pieces together is our inability to communicate, to see so little of the world around us and to understand each other even less.

Missing Person by Sarah Lotz - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316396646 | Published September 3, 2019

Reclusive bookseller Shaun Ryan has always believed that his uncle Teddy died in a car accident 20 years ago. Then he learns the truth: Teddy fled his home in Catholic, deeply conservative County Wicklow, Ireland, for New York and hasn't been heard from since. Shaun’s search for his uncle is unsuccessful until he's contacted by Chris Guzman, a woman who runs a website dedicated to matching missing-persons cases with unidentified bodies. Chris and her team of cold-case obsessives suspect that Shaun is looking for the "Boy in the Dress," one victim in a series of gay men murdered by the same killer. But who are these internet fanatics really, and how do they know so much about a case that has stumped police for decades?

Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250200761 | Published September 3, 2019

William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective and decides to join London’s Metropolitan Police Force. Investigating the theft of a priceless Rembrandt painting from the Fitzmolean Museum, William meets Beth Rainsford, a research assistant at the gallery who he falls hopelessly in love with, even as Beth guards a secret of her own that she’s terrified will come to light. While following the trail of the missing masterpiece, he comes up against suave art collector Miles Faulkner and his brilliant lawyer, Booth Watson QC, who are willing to bend the law to the breaking point to stay one step ahead of William. Meanwhile, Miles Faulkner’s wife, Christina, befriends William. But whose side is she really on?

Now You See Me by Chris McGeorge - Fiction, Mystery

Hanover Square Press | 9781335080875 | Published September 3, 2019

Six students went into the Standedge Tunnel, the longest canal tunnel in England, on a private boat. Two and a half hours later, the boat reappeared carrying only one of the students, Matthew. He had been knocked unconscious and has no memory of what took place. The police suspect he killed his friends, hid the bodies and later moved them to an undisclosed location. When a jailed Matthew contacts a famous author asking him for help in return for information he claims to possess about the author’s long-lost wife, it’s an offer that can’t be refused. But before the author can prove Matthew’s innocence, he must first answer a far more unusual question: How did five bodies disappear into thin air?

Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossroads of College Football by John U. Bacon - Nonfiction, Sports

William Morrow | 9780062886941 | Published September 3, 2019

For the past year, John U. Bacon has received unprecedented access to Jim Harbaugh’s University of Michigan football team: coaches, players and staffers, in closed-door meetings, locker rooms, meals and classes. OVERTIME captures this storied program at the crossroads, as the sport’s winningest team battles to reclaim its former glory. But what if the price of success today comes at the cost of your soul? Do you pay it, or compete without compromising?

Pretty Guilty Women by Gina LaManna - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

Sourcebooks Landmark | 9781492694069 | Published September 3, 2019

Something has gone terribly wrong at the Banks wedding. A man is dead. Four different women rush to offer confessions, each insisting that they committed the crime --- alone. Ginger is holding her family together by a thread, and this wedding weekend is not the fabulous getaway she anticipated.  Kate has enough money to buy her way out of anything. Well, almost anything. Emily can’t shake her reputation or her memories, and she’s planning to drown this whole vacation in a bottle. Lulu has ex-husbands to spare, and another on the way --- as soon as she figures out what the devil the current husband is up to behind her back. Why would they confess to the same murder? Only they know --- and they’re not telling.

Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy by A. N. Wilson - Biography, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062749550 | Published September 3, 2019

For more than six decades, Queen Victoria ruled a great Empire at the height of its power. Beside her for more than 20 of those years was the love of her life, her trusted husband and father of their nine children, Prince Albert. But while Victoria is seen as the embodiment of her time, its values and its paradoxes, it was Prince Albert, A. N. Wilson expertly argues, who was at the vanguard of Victorian Britain’s transformation as a vibrant and extraordinary center of political, technological, scientific and intellectual advancement. Far more than just the product of his age, Albert was one of its influencers and architects. It is impossible to understand 19th-century England without knowing the story of this gifted visionary leader, Wilson contends.

Quichotte by Salman Rushdie - Fiction

Random House | 9780593132982 | Published September 3, 2019

Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television who falls in impossible love with a TV star. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “Anything-Can-Happen.” Meanwhile, his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own. Just as Cervantes wrote DON QUIXOTE to satirize the culture of his time, Salman Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse.

The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062895363 | Published September 3, 2019

A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a “chestnut man” --- a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts --- which he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery --- a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister’s daughter who had been kidnapped and murdered a year ago. A tragic coincidence, or something more twisted? To save innocent lives, a pair of detectives must put aside their differences to piece together the Chestnut Man’s gruesome clues. Because it’s clear that the madman is on a mission that is far from over. And no one is safe.

The Devil's Slave by Tracy Borman - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802129451 | Published September 3, 2019

Catholics have gone underground in the new Puritan regime of King James I, and yet whispers of conspiracies continue to echo behind closed doors and down the halls of the royal palaces. Against this perilous backdrop, accompanied by her son George and her husband Sir Thomas Tyringham --- whom she married conveniently to mask the true identity of her son’s father --- Frances Gorges reunites with her former mistress, the Princess Elizabeth, now of marriageable age, as well as other less friendly members of the court. With more lives than merely her own on the line, Frances soon finds herself caught in a spider’s web of secrets, promises and plots.

The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea - Fiction, Gothic, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062935106 | Published September 3, 2019

Rósa has always dreamed of living a simple life alongside her Mamma in their remote village in Iceland. But after her father dies abruptly and her Mamma becomes ill, Rósa marries herself off to a visiting trader in exchange for a dowry. Rósa follows her new husband, Jón, across the treacherous countryside to his remote home near the sea. He forbids her to interact with the locals in the nearby settlement and tells her to stay away from his attic. When Rósa begins to hear strange noises from upstairs, she turns to the local woman in an attempt to find solace. But the villager’s words are even more troubling --- confirming many of the rumors about Jón’s first wife, Anna, including that he buried her body alone in the middle of the night.

The Good Cop by Peter Steiner - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Severn House Publishers | 9780727889430 | Published September 3, 2019

Munich, 1920. Detective Willi Geismeier has a problem: How do you uphold the law when the law goes bad? The First World War has been lost, and Germany is in turmoil. The new government in Berlin is weak. The police and courts are corrupt. Fascists and Communists are fighting in the streets. People want a savior, someone who can make Germany great again. To many, Adolf Hitler seems perfect for the job. When the offices of a Munich newspaper are bombed, Willi Geismeier investigates, but as it gets political, he is taken off the case. Willi continues to ask questions, but when his pursuit of the truth itself becomes a crime, his career --- and his life --- are in grave danger.

The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Sarah Crichton Books | 9780374280116 | Published September 3, 2019

Laurel and Daphne Wolfe are identical, inseparable redheaded twins who share an obsession with words. As adults making their way in 1980s Manhattan, their verbal infatuation continues, but this love, which has always bound them together, begins instead to push them apart. Daphne, copy editor and grammar columnist, devotes herself to preserving the dignity and elegance of Standard English. Laurel, who gives up teaching kindergarten to write poetry, is drawn to the polymorphous, chameleon nature of the written and spoken word. Their fraying twinship finally shreds completely when the sisters go to war over custody of their most prized family heirloom: Merriam Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition.

The Long Call by Ann Cleeves - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250204448 | Published September 3, 2019

In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his estranged father’s funeral takes place. On the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too. Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a call from one of his team. A body has been found on the beach nearby: a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death. The case calls Matthew back to the people and places of his past, as deadly secrets hidden at their hearts are revealed, and his new life is forced into a collision course with the world he thought he’d left behind.