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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.

July 2017

Hardcover

Devastation Road by Jason Hewitt - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316316354 | Published July 3, 2017

A  man wakes in a field in a country he does not know. Injured and with only flashes of memory coming back to him, he pulls himself to his feet and starts to walk, setting out on an extraordinary journey in search of his home, his past and himself. His name is Owen. A war he has only a vague recollection of joining is in its dying days, and as he tries to get back to England, he becomes caught up in the flood of rootless people pouring through Europe. Among them is a teenage boy, and together they form an unlikely alliance as they cross battle-worn Germany. No one is as he remembers, not even himself. How can he truly return home when he hardly recalls what home is?

South Pole Station by Ashley Shelby - Fiction, Humor

Picador | 9781250112828 | Published July 3, 2017

Cooper’s not sure if this is an achievement, but she knows she has nothing to lose. Unmoored by a recent family tragedy, she’s adrift at thirty and --- despite her early promise as a painter --- on the verge of sinking her career. So she accepts her place in the National Science Foundation’s Artists & Writers Program and flees to Antarctica, where she encounters a group of misfits motivated by desires as ambiguous as her own. The only thing the Polies have in common is the conviction that they don’t belong anywhere else. Then a fringe scientist arrives, claiming climate change is a hoax. His presence will rattle this already-imbalanced community, bringing Cooper and the Polies to the center of a global controversy and threatening the ancient ice chip they call home.

Sting-Ray Afternoons: A Memoir by Steve Rushin - Memoir, Nonfiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316392235 | Published July 3, 2017

It's a story of the 1970s. Of a road trip in a wood-paneled station wagon, with the kids in the way-back, singing along to the Steve Miller Band. Brothers waking up early on Saturday mornings for five consecutive hours of cartoons and advertising jingles that they'll be humming all day. A father --- one of 3M's greatest and last eight-track-salesman fathers --- traveling across the country on the brand-new Boeing 747, providing for his family but wanting nothing more than to get home. 

The Lake by Lotte Hammer and Soren Hammer - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural

Bloomsbury USA | 9781632867490 | Published July 3, 2017

The remains of a young woman are discovered in a lake north of Copenhagen. Her identity is a mystery and no one, it appears, has reported her missing. After months of fruitless investigation by the local police the case is handed over to Konrad Simonsen. It soon becomes clear to Simonsen and his team that this unknown woman is the key to a world of trafficking, prostitution and violence. A world where everything comes with a price, no mistake goes unpunished and everyone knows how to keep a secret.

The Last Laugh by Lynn Freed - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

Sarah Crichton Books | 9780374286651 | Published July 3, 2017

Since their children left home, Ruth, Dania, and Bess have grown used to living wonderfully free lives. Only now they’re beset by children again --- this time, their grandchildren. In order to escape, they decide to run away to Greece together for a year. At first, settled on a glorious island, barefoot and contented, they think they’ve rediscovered the wheel. But then things begin to go awry. Dionysus, a local poet, takes up with Bess, at least until his wife gets wind of things. Dania, a therapist, is being stalked by one of her patients. And Ruth’s ex-lover turns up out of the blue, closely followed by the man who lost Bess her fortune. It doesn’t help when the children and grandchildren also start turning up whenever they feel like it. 

The Lies We Tell by Theresa Schwegel - Crime, Fiction, Police Procedural

Minotaur Books | 9781250001788 | Published July 3, 2017

Chicago police detective Gina Simonetti is keeping a secret from the department: she has multiple sclerosis. But Gina's secret is threatened when a colleague calls her in to help trace a suspect: Johnny Marble has added to his rap sheet with an assault charge --- this time against his mother. When Gina pays a visit to the mom in the hospital and winds up running into --- and after --- Marble, she finds herself in a physical confrontation she can’t possibly win. He gets away, and Gina is faced with an impossible situation. She has to find him, but knows doing so means turning in the one person who knows the true story of what happened. After all, now that he's seen her fight, Johnny Marble can reveal her deepest secret to the police department.

We Shall Not All Sleep by Estep Nagy - Family, Family Life, Fiction

Bloomsbury USA | 9781632868411 | Published July 3, 2017

1964. The Hillsingers and the Quicks have shared the small Maine island of Seven for generations. But though technically family --- Jim Hillsinger and Billy Quick married Park Avenue sisters Lila and Hannah Blackwell --- they do not mix. Now, on the anniversary of Hannah's death, Lila feels grief pulling her toward Billy. And Jim, a spy recently ousted from the CIA on suspicion of treason, decides to carry out the threat his wife has explicitly forbidden: to banish their youngest son, the twelve-year-old Catta, to the neighboring island of Baffin for twenty-four hours in an attempt to make a man out of him. 

A Game of Ghosts: A Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly - Fiction, Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781501171895 | Published July 4, 2017

It is deep winter and the darkness is unending. A private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished and Charlie Parker is assigned to track him down. Parker’s employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found. Eklund is no ordinary investigator --- he is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker is drawn into Eklund’s world: a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts...

Child of My Winter by Andrew Lanh - Fiction, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464208461 | Published July 4, 2017

Rick van Lam is bui doi, "a child of dust," as the Vietnamese scornfully called a mixed-blood kid whose father was an unknown American GI. Rick’s made a life in Hartford, Connecticut, as a private eye after leaving a career as a cop at the NYPD. Rick is also teaching a part-time course at Farmington College where brainy Vietnamese student Dustin Trang, a scholarship student with no social skills and an oddly hostile family, is scorned and bullied. One night as a blizzard strikes, a professor is shot down in the campus parking lot. Dustin is everyone's hot suspect for the murder, but Rick believes the boy is innocent. As the investigation stalls and the cops close in, Rick realizes he has to break though a web of lies, anger, and betrayals, and force Justin to reveal whatever it is he fears more than arrest for murder.

Don't Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Ballantine Books | 9781101885895 | Published July 4, 2017

In a bustling suburban neighborhood in Manchester, England, sits an unassuming house. Driven by fears and obsessions, racked by anxiety, Robin is haunted by what happened to her family when she was a girl. Robin’s only connection to the outside world is through her rear windows and the lives she spies upon in the apartment house across the way. Sarah Marshall is Robin’s twin, estranged from her sister after their parents’ betrayal and a violation at the hands of a man she should have been able to trust. Sarah has recently lost custody of the child she loves more than anything and has set off on her own, hoping that somewhere in England she can find Robin, the braver twin, the rock star, the survivor, the savior.

In the Days of Rain: A Daughter, a Father, a Cult by Rebecca Stott - Memoir, Nonfiction

Spiegel & Grau | 9780812989083 | Published July 4, 2017

Rebecca Stott both adored and feared her father, Roger Stott, a high-ranking minister in the Brighton, England, branch of the Exclusive Brethren, a separatist fundamentalist Christian sect. Years later, when the Stotts broke with the Brethren after a scandal involving the cult’s leader, Roger became an actor and compulsive gambler who left the family penniless and ended up in jail. Only when she was an adult and her father was dying of cancer did Rebecca begin to understand all that had happened during those 

Made for Love by Alissa Nutting - Fiction, Humor, Satire

Ecco | 9780062280558 | Published July 4, 2017

Hazel has moved into a trailer park of senior citizens after running out on her marriage to Byron Gogol. For over a decade, Hazel put up with being veritably quarantined by Byron in the family compound, her every movement and vital sign tracked. But when he demands to wirelessly connect the two of them via brain chips in a first-ever human “mind-meld,” Hazel decides what was once merely irritating has become unbearable. As she tries to carve out a new life for herself, Byron is using the most sophisticated tools at his disposal to find her and bring her home. Hazel is forced to take drastic measures in order to find a home of her own and free herself from Byron’s virtual clutches once and for all.

Out in the Open by Jesús Carrasco - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9781594634369 | Published July 4, 2017

A young boy has fled his home. He’s pursued by dangerous forces. What lies before him is an infinite, arid plain, one he must cross in order to escape those from whom he’s fleeing. One night on the road, he meets an old goatherd, a man who lives simply but righteously, and from that moment on, their paths intertwine. OUT IN THE OPEN tells the story of this journey through a drought-stricken country ruled by violence. A world where names and dates don’t matter, where morals have drained away with the water. In this landscape, the boy --- not yet a lost cause --- has the chance to choose hope and bravery, or to live forever mired in the cycle of violence in which he was raised.

Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner - Crime, Fiction, Mystery

Random House | 9780812998344 | Published July 4, 2017

As dusk falls, a young man staggers through a park, far from home, bleeding from a stab wound. Detective Manon Bradshaw handles only cold cases. Five months pregnant, in pursuit of a work-life balance rather than romantic love, she’s focused on being a good mother to her two children: her adopted twelve-year-old son, Fly Dent, and the new baby. But the man died just yards from the police station where she works, so Manon can’t help taking an interest. And as she sidles in on the briefing she learns that the victim, a banker from London worth millions, is more closely linked to her than she could have imagined. When the case begins to circle in on Manon’s home and her family, she finds herself pitted against the colleagues she once held dear: Davy Walker and Harriet Harper.

The Boy Who Saw: A Solomon Creed Novel by Simon Toyne - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062329752 | Published July 4, 2017

Solomon Creed has no recollection of who he is. The only solid clue to his identity is a label stitched in his jacket. The jacket fits perfectly, but there is a second name on the label, the name of the tailor who made the suit and an address in southern France. Solomon heads to France in search of this man. But instead of answers he finds a bloody corpse, the Star of David carved into his chest. When the police discover Solomon at the crime scene they suspect he is the murderer and lock him up. Solomon must escape to clear his name and solve the mystery of why the last remaining survivors of a notorious Nazi death camp are being hunted down and murdered. Only by saving these survivors from evil can Solomon hope to piece together the truth about a decades-old conspiracy.

The Graybar Hotel: Stories by Curtis Dawkins - Crime, Fiction, Short Stories

Scribner | 9781501162299 | Published July 4, 2017

In Curtis Dawkins’s first short story collection, he offers a window into prison life through the eyes of his narrators and their cellmates. Dawkins reveals the idiosyncrasies, tedium and desperation of long-term incarceration --- he describes men who struggle to keep their souls alive despite the challenges they face.

The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History by Elizabeth Norton - History, Nonfiction

Pegasus Books | 9781681774404 | Published July 4, 2017

Historian Elizabeth Norton explores the life cycle of the Tudor woman, from childhood to old age, through the diverging examples of women such as Elizabeth Tudor, Henry VIII’s sister; Cecily Burbage, Elizabeth's wet nurse; Mary Howard, widowed but influential at court; Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of a controversial queen; and Elizabeth Barton, a peasant girl who would be lauded as a prophetess. Their stories are interwoven with studies of topics ranging from Tudor toys to contraception to witchcraft, painting a portrait of the lives of queens and serving maids, nuns and harlots, widows and chaperones. Norton brings this vibrant period to colorful life in an evocative and insightful social history.

The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo by Ian Stansel - Fiction, Western

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544963399 | Published July 4, 2017

When Silas Van Loy flees home on horseback to avoid capture for his brother’s murder, he is soon followed by both the police and his brother’s wife, Lena, who is intent on exacting revenge. She reluctantly lets her trusted stable assistant join her in a journey across the wilds of Northern California in the hopes of catching Silas for one final showdown. Author Ian Stansel follows the chase and shares the story of the brothers’ rise from hardscrabble childhood to their reign as the region’s preeminent horse trainers, tracking the tense sibling rivalry that ultimately leads to the elder’s death.

The Last Hack: A Jack Parlabane Thriller by Christopher Brookmyre - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802126948 | Published July 4, 2017

Sam Morpeth has had to grow up way too fast. Left to fend for a younger sister with learning difficulties when their mother goes to prison, she is forced to watch her dreams of university evaporate. But Sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her online. Meanwhile, reporter Jack Parlabane seems to have finally gotten his career back on track with a job at a flashy online news start-up, but his success has left him indebted to a volatile source on the wrong side of the law. Now that debt is being called in, and it could cost him everything. Thrown together by a common enemy, Sam and Jack are about to discover they have more in common than they realize --- and might be each other's only hope.

The Lightkeeper's Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol - Fiction

Harper | 9780062572028 | Published July 4, 2017

Though her mind is still sharp, Elizabeth's eyes have failed. With the help of Morgan, a delinquent teenager performing community service, Elizabeth goes through her late father's journals, which have been found amid the ruins of an old shipwreck. Entry by entry, these unlikely friends are drawn deep into a world far removed from their own --- to Porphyry Island on Lake Superior, where Elizabeth’s father manned the lighthouse 70 years before. As the words on these musty pages come alive, Elizabeth and Morgan begin to realize that their fates are connected to the isolated island in ways they never dreamed.

The Necklace by Claire McMillan - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Touchstone | 9781501165047 | Published July 4, 2017

Always the black sheep of the tight-knit Quincy clan, Nell is cautious when she’s summoned to the elegantly shabby family manor after her great aunt Loulou’s death. A cold reception from the family grows chillier when they learn Loulou has left Nell a fantastically valuable heirloom: a stunningly ornate necklace from India. Ambrose Quincy brought the necklace home from India in the 1920s as a dramatic gift for May, the woman he intended to marry. Upon his return he discovers May has married his brother Ethan, the “good” Quincy, devoted to their father. As a gesture of friendship, Ambrose gives May the necklace anyway --- reigniting their passion and beginning a tense love triangle.

The Reason You're Alive by Matthew Quick - Fiction

Harper | 9780062424303 | Published July 4, 2017

After 68-year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumor that he readily attributes to his wartime Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating a name no one in his civilian life has ever heard --- that of a Native American soldier whom he was once ordered to discipline. David decides to return something precious he long ago stole from the man he now calls Clayton Fire Bear. It may be the only way to find closure in a world increasingly at odds with the one he served to protect. It may also help him to finally recover from his wife’s untimely demise.

The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record by John Eisenberg - History, Nonfiction, Sports

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544107670 | Published July 4, 2017

When Cal Ripken Jr. began his career with the Baltimore Orioles at age twenty-one, he had no idea he’d beat the historic record of playing 2,130 games in a row set by Lou Gehrig, the fabled “Iron Horse” of the New York Yankees. When Ripken beat that record by 502 games, the baseball world was floored. Few feats in sports history have generated more acclaim. But the record spawns an array of questions. Was his streak or Gehrig’s the more difficult achievement? Who owned the record before Gehrig? When did someone first think it was a good idea to play in so many games without taking a day off?  

To the New Owners: A Martha's Vineyard Memoir by Madeleine Blais - Memoir, Nonfiction

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802126573 | Published July 4, 2017

In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais’s in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha’s Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. A little more than two miles down a poorly marked one-lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack --- it had no electricity or modern plumbing, the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect. Sitting on Tisbury Great Pond --- well-stocked with oysters and crab for foraged dinners --- the house faced the ocean and the sky, and though it was eventually replaced by a sturdier structure, the ethos remained the same: no heat, no TV, and no telephone. Instead, there were countless hours at the beach, meals cooked and savored with friends, nights talking under the stars, until in 2014, the house was sold.

Who Is Rich? by Matthew Klam - Fiction, Humor, Satire

Random House | 9780812997989 | Published July 4, 2017

Every summer, a once-sort-of-famous cartoonist named Rich Fischer leaves his wife and two kids behind to teach a class at a weeklong arts conference in a charming New England beachside town. It’s a place where, every year, students show up to study with an esteemed faculty. One of the attendees this year is a forty-one-year-old painting student named Amy O’Donnell. Rich and Amy met at the conference a year ago, shared a moment of passion, then spent the winter exchanging inappropriate texts and emails and counting the days until they could see each other again. Once more, Rich finds himself worrying about his family’s nights without him and trying not to think about his future as an illustrator at a glossy magazine about to go under. He can’t decide whether Amy is going to rescue or destroy him.