Skip to main content

Coming Soon

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.

October 2017

Hardcover

Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon by Henry Marsh - Medicine, Memoir, Nonfiction

Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250127266 | Published October 3, 2017

Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. Following the publication of his celebrated New York Times bestseller DO NO HARM, Marsh retired from his full-time job in England to work pro bono in Ukraine and Nepal. In ADMISSIONS, he describes the difficulties of working in these troubled, impoverished countries and the further insights it has given him into the practice of medicine. Marsh also faces up to the burden of responsibility that can come with trying to reduce human suffering.

Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544435247 | Published October 3, 2017

Ali went from being one of the most despised men in the country to one of the most beloved. But until now, he has never been the subject of a complete, unauthorized biography. Jonathan Eig, hailed by Ken Burns as one of America’s master storytellers, breaks new ground and radically reshapes our understanding of the slippery figure who was Muhammad Ali. Eig had access to all the key people in Ali’s life, including his three surviving wives and his managers.

Dunbar by Edward St. Aubyn - Fiction

Hogarth | 9781101904282 | Published October 3, 2017

Henry Dunbar, the once all-powerful head of a global media corporation, is not having a good day. In his dotage he hands over care of the corporation to his two eldest daughters, Abby and Megan, but as relations sour he starts to doubt the wisdom of past decisions. Now imprisoned in Meadowmeade, an upscale sanatorium in rural England, with only a demented alcoholic comedian as company, Dunbar starts planning his escape. As he flees into the hills, his family is hot on his heels. But who will find him first --- his beloved youngest daughter, Florence, or the tigresses Abby and Megan, so keen to divest him of his estate?

Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062678348 | Published October 3, 2017

Randolph Tiefenthaler insists he had a normal childhood, though he grew up with a father who kept 30 loaded guns in the house. A modestly successful architect with a wonderful family and a beautiful home, he soon finds his life compromised when his father, a man Randolph loves yet has always feared, is imprisoned for murder. FEAR is the story of the twisted events leading up to his father’s incarceration.

For the Winner: A Novel of Jason and the Argonauts by Emily Hauser - Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Pegasus Books | 9781681775456 | Published October 3, 2017

When the king of Pagasae left his infant daughter on the slopes of a mountain to die, he believed he would never see her again. But Atalanta, against the will of the gods and the dictates of the Fates, survived --- and went on to bring to life one of the greatest legends of all of ancient Greece...

Fresh Complaint: Stories by Jeffrey Eugenides - Fiction, Short Stories

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374203061 | Published October 3, 2017

Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of “Baster” to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler’s search for enlightenment in “Air Mail,” Jeffrey Eugenides’ first collection of short fiction presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people’s wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art founder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in “Fresh Complaint,” a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her immigrant family lead her to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged British physicist.

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sociology

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393249897 | Published October 3, 2017

Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for the dead. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY is an immersive global journey that introduces compelling, powerful rituals almost entirely unknown in America. With boundless curiosity and gallows humor, Doughty vividly describes decomposed bodies and investigates the world’s funerary history. She contends that the American funeral industry sells a particular --- and, upon close inspection, peculiar --- set of “respectful” rites. She argues that our expensive, impersonal system fosters a corrosive fear of death that hinders our ability to cope and mourn.

Ghost on the Case: A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel by Carolyn Hart - Fiction, Mystery

Berkley | 9780451488565 | Published October 3, 2017

Bailey Ruth finds herself comforting a distraught sister when she’s sent to Adelaide, Oklahoma, on her latest mission. Susan Gilbert receives a $100,000 ransom demand for her younger sibling. When the caller wants Susan to pay a visit to her wealthy boss and take the cash from his safe, Bailey Ruth follows Susan to the home. But she finds herself in a quandary, knowing that robbery is hardly a Heavenly pursuit.

Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast - Graphic Novel, Memoir, Nonfiction

Bloomsbury USA | 9781620403211 | Published October 3, 2017

For native Brooklynite Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs (where people own trees!?) was surreal. But she recognized that for her kids, the reverse was true. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange world of Manhattan: its gum-wad-dotted sidewalks, honey-combed streets, and "those West Side Story-things" (fire escapes). Their wonder inspired GOING INTO TOWN --- part playful guide, part New York stories, and part love letter to the city, told through Chast's laugh-out-loud, touching and true cartoons.

Hidden Scars: A Sam Blackman Mystery by Mark de Castrique - Fiction, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464208942 | Published October 3, 2017

When Asheville, NC, private eyes Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson are asked by an 80-year-old client to investigate the suspicious death of her brother, they warn her there is little chance of success. Paul Weaver died nearly 70 years earlier. The only documentation she has is the sole surviving copy of a coroner's report stating his death was caused by an accidental fall while hiking. There's a red flag: local son Weaver knew every inch of the mountain trails. The returning World War II veteran had enrolled at Black Mountain College, which is currently being portrayed in a film being shot on the site of its former location. The plot is based on a book by a local author. The research behind both may provide a lead in the Weaver case.

I'm Fine...and Other Lies by Whitney Cummings - Essays, Humor, Nonfiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735212602 | Published October 3, 2017

This book contains some delicious schadenfreude in which I recall such humiliating debacles as breaking my shoulder while trying to impress a guy, coming very close to spending my life in a Guatemalan prison, and having my lacerated ear sewn back on by a deaf guy after losing it in a torrid love affair. In addition to hoarding mortifying situations that’ll make you feel way better about your choices, I’ve also accumulated a lot of knowledge from therapists, psychotherapists and psychopaths, which can probably help you avoid making the same mistakes I’ve made. 

Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin - Autobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062391223 | Published October 3, 2017

Born in the mid-20th century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Armistead Maupin lost his virginity to another man “on the very spot where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.” Realizing that the South was too small for him, this son of a traditional lawyer packed his earthly belongings (including a beloved portrait of a Confederate ancestor), and took to the road in search of adventure. Reflecting on the profound impact those closest to him have had on his life, Maupin shares his candid search for his “logical family,” the people he could call his own.

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Scribner | 9781476716732 | Published October 3, 2017

Anna Kerrigan accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life and the reasons he might have vanished.

Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World by Eric Metaxas - Biography, Nonfiction, Religion

Viking | 9781101980019 | Published October 3, 2017

On All Hallow’s Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Five hundred years after Luther’s now famous Ninety-five Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future. MARTIN LUTHER tells the searing tale of a humble man who, by bringing ugly truths to the highest seats of power, caused the explosion whose sound is still ringing in our ears.

Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780399181221 | Published October 3, 2017

Merry Knight is taking care of her family, baking cookies, decorating for the holidays, and hoping to stay out of the crosshairs of her stressed and by-the-book boss at the consulting firm where she temps. Her own social life is the last thing she has in mind, much less a man. Without her knowledge, Merry’s well-meaning mom and brother create an online dating profile for her --- minus her photo --- and the matches start rolling in. Soon Merry finds herself chatting with a charming stranger, a man with similar interests and an unmistakably kind soul. But meeting face-to-face is altogether different, and her special friend is the last person Merry expects --- or desires.

Origin by Dan Brown - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Doubleday | 9780385514231 | Published October 3, 2017

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, who is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao, accompanied by Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.

Real American: A Memoir by Julie Lythcott-Haims - Memoir, Nonfiction

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781250137746 | Published October 3, 2017

Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, Julie Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The only child of a marriage between an African-American father and a white British mother, she shows indelibly how so-called "micro" aggressions in addition to blunt force insults can puncture a person's inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. REAL AMERICAN expresses also, through Lythcott-Haims’ path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered "the other."

Seven Suspects by Renee James - Fiction, Mystery

Oceanview Publishing | 9781608092550 | Published October 3, 2017

Bobbi Logan is a successful businesswoman and a celebrated hairdresser. She is a witty, articulate woman who has survived rape, gender transition, a murder investigation, and countless acts of bullying and bigotry to get to where she is --- and she's made enemies along the way. Now one of them is stalking her. With each passing day, the threats become more brazen, more violent and more personal. Bobbi accumulates a list of six suspects and hunts them down, one by one. But as she confronts those men who may want to do her harm, the number seven keeps haunting her --- there must be a seventh suspect. And when she finds him, Bobbi’s world implodes.

Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh - Cookbooks, Cooking, Food, Nonfiction

Ten Speed Press | 9781607749141 | Published October 3, 2017

Yotam Ottolenghi is widely beloved in the food world for his beautiful, inspirational and award-winning cookbooks, as well as his London delis and fine dining restaurant. And while he’s known for his savory and vegetarian dishes, he actually started out his cooking career as a pastry chef. SWEET is entirely filled with delicious baked goods, desserts and confections starring Ottolenghi’s signature flavor profiles and ingredients, including fig, rose petal, saffron, orange blossom, star anise, pistachio, almond, cardamom and cinnamon.

The Allies Strike Back, 1941-1943: The War in the West, Volume 2 by James Holland - History, Military, Nonfiction

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802125606 | Published October 3, 2017

By June 1941, Germany’s war machine looked to be unstoppable. The Nazi blitzkrieg had taken Poland, France and Holland with shocking speed. The Luftwaffe had bombed London, while German U-boats wrought havoc on Allied shipping on the Atlantic. And yet, as James Holland shows at the start of The Allies Strike Back, 1941-1943 --- the second volume in his magisterial narrative of World War II in the West --- cracks were already appearing in Germany’s apparent invincibility.

Origin (Audiobook) written by Dan Brown, read by Paul Michael - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Random House Audio | 9780739319291 | Published October 3, 2017

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, who is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao, accompanied by Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.

Uncommon Type: Some Stories (Audiobook) written and read by Tom Hanks - Fiction, Short Stories

Random House Audio | 9781101923634 | Published October 17, 2017

A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game --- and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down-and-out motel, romance and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales that Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories.

Manhattan Beach (Audiobook) written by Jennifer Egan; read by Heather Lind, Norbert Leo Butz and Vincent Piazza - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Simon & Schuster Audio | 9781442399983 | Published October 3, 2017

Anna Kerrigan accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life and the reasons he might have vanished.

The Deal of a Lifetime (Audiobook) written by Fredrik Backman, read by Santino Fontana - Fiction, Holiday, Novella

Simon & Schuster Audio | 9781508253426 | Published October 24, 2017

It all begins with a father telling a story to his son on Christmas Eve. But this isn’t your typical Christmas story. The father admits to his son that he’s taken a life, but he won’t say whose --- not yet. One week earlier, in a hospital late at night, the man met a five-year-old girl with cancer. She’s smart enough to know that she won’t beat cancer by drawing with crayons all day, but it seems to make the adults happy, so she keeps doing it. The man is given the unexpected chance to do something selfless that could change the destiny of this little girl. But before he can make the deal of a lifetime, he needs to find out what his own life has actually been worth in the eyes of his son. And so he seeks him out and tells him this story.

The Rooster Bar (Audiobook) written by John Grisham, read by Ari Fliakos - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Doubleday | 9780399564994 | Published October 24, 2017

Mark, Todd and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam. But maybe there's a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process.