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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.

October 2017

Hardcover

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 - Family, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Psychological Thriller

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. 

Edgedancer: From the Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction

Tor Books | 9781250166548 | Published October 3, 2017

Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older --- a wish she believed was granted. Now, in EDGEDANCER the barely teenage nascent Knight Radiant finds that time stands still for no one. Although the young Azish emperor granted her safe haven from an executioner she knows only as Darkness, court life is suffocating the free-spirited Lift, who can't help heading to Yeddaw when she hears the relentless Darkness is there hunting people like her with budding powers. The downtrodden in Yeddaw have no champion, and Lift knows she must seize this awesome responsibility.

Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit - Fiction

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

The stories in FRESH COMPLAINT explore rich --- and intriguing --- territory. Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of “Baster” to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler’s search for enlightenment in “Air Mail” (selected by Annie Proulx for BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES), this collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. 

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty - Autobiography, Memoir, Social Sciences

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

The best-selling author of SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with “dignity.” 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.

Ghost on the Case 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, Humor, 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.

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. 

In the Footsteps of Dracula: Tales of the Undead by Stephen Jones - Anthology, Horror, Short Stories

Pegasus Books | 9781681775340 | Published October 3, 2017

Since his creation 120 years ago, the name of Dracula has become synonymous with the legend of the vampire and the character is one of the world’s most iconic to appear in fiction and film. Now, this history of the blood-drinking nobleman follows Dracula from his origins in Transylvania, through his travels down the decades, into a dystopian 21st century where vampires rule the world.

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

MANHATTAN BEACH opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly 12 years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard. She is the sole provider for her mother, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Dexter Styles again and she begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, 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. 500 years after Luther’s now famous 95 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. 

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

Ballantine Books | 9780399181221 | Published October 3, 2017

Merry Smith is pretty busy these days. She’s 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. Initially, Merry is incredulous, but she reluctantly decides to give it a whirl.

Origin by Dan Brown - Crime, Mystery, Technology, 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 a major announcement --- the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a 40-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough...one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.

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.

The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse by Rich Cohen - History, Nonfiction, Sports

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374120924 | Published October 3, 2017

A chronicle of the last few miraculous seasons as experienced through the prism of Cubs history, THE CHICAGO CUBS tracks the famous curse, which was placed on the team in 1945 by the infamous owner of the Billy Goat Tavern. He vowed the team would never get back to the championship. And they haven’t --- until now. Cohen follows the Cubs’ early days as the first powerhouse baseball team; their storied players; their old stadiums; their owners; and their time between the two World Wars; all of it leading up to the momentous last World Series appearance and the breaking of the famed curse.

The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey - Fiction, Mystery

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538759905 | Published October 3, 2017

The lead homicide investigator in a rural town, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating in a lake. And not just any classmate, but Rosalind Ryan, whose beauty and inscrutability exerted a magnetic pull on Smithson High School, first during Rosalind's student years and then again when she returned to teach drama. As much as Rosalind's life was a mystery to Gemma when they were students together, her death presents even more of a puzzle. Rosalind's enigmas frustrate and obsess Gemma, who has her own dangerous secrets --- an affair with her colleague and past tragedies that may not stay in the past.

The Encore: A Memoir in Three Acts by Charity Tillemann-Dick - Autobiography, Biography, Nonfiction

Atria Books | 9781501102318 | Published October 3, 2017

 
 
The remarkable true story of acclaimed opera singer Charity Tillemann-Dick, who received not one but two double lung transplants and went from struggling to draw a single breath to singing at the most prestigious venues in the world. In just three years, she endured two double lung transplants. Teetering between life and death, she slowly learned to breathe, walk, talk, eat and sing again. With new lungs and fierce determination, she eventually fell in love, rebuilt her career and reclaimed her life. Over a decade after her diagnosis, she has a chart-topping album, performs around the globe and is a leading voice for organ donation.
The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash - Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062313119 | Published October 3, 2017

Twelve times a week, 28-year-old Ella May Wiggins makes the two-mile trek to and from her job on the night shift at American Mill No. 2 in Bessemer City, North Carolina. While the dirty, hazardous job at the mill earns Ella May a paltry nine dollars for 72 hours of work each week, it’s the only opportunity she has. When the union leaflets first come through the mill, Ella May has a taste of hope, a yearning for the better life the organizers promise. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe. On the night of the county’s biggest rally, Ella May, weighing the costs of her choice, makes up her mind to join the movement --- a decision that will have lasting consequences. 

The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow - Family, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802127150 | Published October 3, 2017

From the critically acclaimed author Bradford Morrow, a literary quest novel that travels from Nazi-occupied Prague to turn-of-the-millennium New York as a young musicologist seeks to solve the mystery behind an 18th century sonata manuscript. Music and war, war and music --- these are the twin motifs around which Bradford Morrow, recipient of the Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, has composed his magnum opus, THE PRAGUE SONATA, a novel more than a dozen years in the making.
The Relive Box and Other Stories by T.C. Boyle - Fiction, Short Stories

Ecco | 9780062673398 | Published October 3, 2017

In THE RELIVE BOX, his first collection following two hugely influential collected volumes, Boyle’s crackling wit and thematic range combine with a penetrating social consciousness to produce his trademark “inventive and often crushingly comic” (NPR) short fiction. From the title story, featuring a so-called relive box that allows users to experience anew almost any moment from their past, to “The Five-Pound Burrito,” the tale of a man aiming to build the biggest burrito in town, the 12 stories in this collection represent a whole new way of looking at the world from one of the best storytellers at work today.

The Vineyard by Maria Duenas - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Atria Books | 9781501124532 | Published October 3, 2017

Mauro Larrea’s fortune comes crashing down on the heels of a calamitous event. Swamped by debt and uncertainty, he gambles the last of his money in a daring play that wins him an abandoned house and a vineyard an ocean away. Mauro travels to Spain with every intention of selling the property and returning to Mexico. That is, until he meets the unsettling Soledad Montalvo, the wife of a London wine merchant, who bursts into his life unannounced, determined to protect her family’s legacy. Before long, Larrea finds himself immersed in the rich culture of the sherry trade. As his feelings for Soledad ripen into a consuming passion, he seeks to restore the vineyard to its former glory.

The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball's Golden Age by Sridhar Pappu - Biography, Sports

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780547719276 | Published October 3, 2017

The Year of the Pitcher is the story of the remarkable 1968 baseball season, which culminated in one of the greatest World Series contests ever, with the Detroit Tigers coming back from a 3–1 deficit to beat the Cardinals in Game Seven of the World Series. In 1968, two remarkable pitchers would dominate the game as well as the broadsheets. One was black, the other white. Bob Gibson, together with the St. Louis Cardinals, embodied an entire generation's hope for integration at a heated moment in American history.