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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.

November 2017

Hardcover

Come Home by Patricia Gussin - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Oceanview Publishing | 9781608092598 | Published November 7, 2017

Nicole Nelson and Ahmed Masud are a power couple: partners in a thriving plastic surgery practice with a young son, Alex. But cracks are beginning to appear in their fairy-tale life: lingering post-9/11 prejudice against Arab men, accumulating malpractice lawsuits for Ahmed, and most recently, pressure from Ahmed’s wealthy family in Cairo for him to return to Egypt permanently, with his son. The Masud family pressure becomes a demand as the Hosni Mubarak regime is seriously threatened by protestors in Egypt. If Mubarak goes down, the Masuds will surely lose their wealth, maybe even their lives. They need Ahmed back in Egypt to implement their plan to move their fortune and family out of Egypt and into South America. Ahmed must make a decision --- stay with Nicole in America or obey his father. And what about their son?
Displaced by Stephan Abarbanell - Fiction

Harper | 9780062484475 | Published November 7, 2017

Displaced by Stephen Abarbanell - Fiction

Harper | 9780062484475 | Published November 7, 2017

British-occupied Palestine, 1946: Elderly writer Elias Lind isn’t convinced by reports that his scientist brother, Raphael, died in a concentration camp. Too frail to search for Raphael himself, Elias persuades a contact in the Jewish resistance to send someone in his place. Lilya joined the resistance movement to help form a new state, not to waste her time on a fruitless chase at the request of an old man. A bitter Lilya must accept her orders and embark on her journey to Europe, traveling as a member of one of the largest aid organizations for Jewish survivors. But Lilya isn’t the only person pursuing the missing man. Someone has been mirroring her every move --- a dangerous adversary who will go to drastic lengths to find Raphael first.

Garden of the Lost and Abandoned: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves by Jessica Yu - Biography, Nonfiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544617063 | Published November 7, 2017

At least 5,000 children live on the streets of Uganda’s capital city of Kampala. Some forget the names of their villages. The youngest may not know the names of their parents. But Gladys Kalibbala --- part journalist, part detective, part Good Samaritan --- does not hesitate to dive into difficult or even dangerous situations to aid a child. Author of a newspaper column called “Lost and Abandoned,” she is a resource that police and others turn to when they stumble across a stranded kid with a hidden history. Jessica Yu delivers an acutely observed story of this hardnosed and warmhearted woman, the children she helps, and the twists of fate they experience together.

Heather, the Totality by Matthew Weiner - Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316435314 | Published November 7, 2017

Mark and Karen Breakstone have constructed the idyllic life of wealth and status they always wanted, made complete by their beautiful and extraordinary daughter Heather. But they are still not quite at the top. When the new owners of the penthouse above them begin construction, an unstable stranger penetrates the security of their comfortable lives and threatens to destroy everything they’ve created. 

Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy by Michael Perry - Autobiography, Biography

Harper | 9780062230560 | Published November 7, 2017

The beloved memoirist and bestselling author of POPULATION: 485 reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his unlikely alter ego, French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne. Reading the philosopher in a manner he equates to chickens pecking at scraps, Perry attempts to learn about himself as compared to a long-dead French nobleman who once had an audience with the Pope. MONTAIGNE IN BARN BOOTS is a down-to-earth look into the ideas of a philosopher "ensconced in a castle tower overlooking his vineyard," channeled by an American writing "in a room above the garage overlooking a pig pen." Perry explores subjects as diverse as faith, aromatherapy and Prince, in a book that emerges as a sincere look at the need to be a better person.

The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism by John U. Bacon - History, Military

William Morrow | 9780062666536 | Published November 7, 2017

On Monday, December 3, 1917, the French freighter SS Mont-Blanc set sail from Brooklyn carrying the largest cache of explosives ever loaded onto a ship. The U.S. had just recently entered World War I and the ordnance was bound for the battlefields of France to help the Allies break the grueling stalemate that had protracted the fighting for nearly four demoralizing years. As the Mont-Blanc waited to dock in Halifax, a small fire on the freighter’s deck ignited the explosives below, resulting in a horrific blast that, in one fifteenth of a second, leveled 325 acres of Halifax --- killing more than 1,000 people and wounding 9,000 more. Bacon explores the long shadow this first "weapon of mass destruction" would cast on the future of nuclear warfare --- crucial insights and understanding relevant to us today.

The Revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316022064 | Published November 7, 2017

St. Petersburg, New Year’s Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers’ rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear before being betrayed in turn.

As her country goes through almost unimaginable upheaval, Marina’s own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion and devastating loss and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times. This is the epic, mesmerizing story of one indomitable woman’s journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century.

The Ruined House by Ruby Namdar - Fiction

Harper | 9780062467492 | Published November 7, 2017

Andrew P. Cohen, a professor of comparative culture at New York University, is at the zenith of his life. A man of elevated taste, education and culture, he is a model of urbanity and success. But the manicured surface of his world begins to crack when he is visited by a series of strange and inexplicable visions involving an ancient religious ritual that will upend his comfortable life, forcing Andrew to question all of his beliefs. Ruby Namdar’s brilliant novel embraces the themes of the American Jewish literary canon as it captures the privilege and pedantry of New York intellectual life in the opening years of the twenty-first century.

Women's Libation!: Cocktails to Celebrate a Woman's Right to Booze by Merrily Grashin - Humor, Nonfiction

Plume | 9780735216921 | Published November 7, 2017

The perfect mix of punny humor, feminist verve and practical instruction, WOMEN'S LIBATION! is a cocktail guide for the lady who likes to shake things up (and not just her martinis). In it, Brooklyn-based illustrator and long-time bartender Merrily Grashin toasts the feminist heroes who've come before us and the social movements that have helped shape us, honoring each with a delicious, imaginative cocktail. Beautifully appointed in a paper-over-board package with two-color interiors, each spread features an original illustration for every boozy beverage and a brief reflection on the historical figure, event or movement in women's history on which the drink is based.

Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda - Fiction

Ecco | 9780062656353 | Published November 7, 2017

From the acclaimed author of VISITATION STREET, a visionary portrait of contemporary Los Angeles in all its facets. During a typically crowded morning commute, a naked runner is dodging between the stalled cars. The strange sight makes the local news and captures the imaginations of a stunning cast of misfits and lost souls. There's Ren, just out of juvie, who travels to LA in search of his mother. There's Tony, a bored and unhappy lawyer who is inspired by the runner. And there's Blake, a drifter hiding in the desert, doing his best to fight off his most violent instincts. Their lives will all intertwine and come crashing together in a way that could only happen in this enchanting, dangerous city. WONDER VALLEY is a swirling mix of angst, violence, heartache and yearning --- a masterpiece by a writer on the rise.

Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren Jeffs by Rachel Jeffs - Autobiography, Biography

Harper | 9780062670526 | Published November 14, 2017

Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. No one in this radical splinter sect of the Mormon Church was more powerful or terrifying than its leader Warren Jeffs --- Rachel’s father. In BREAKING FREE, Rachel offers a harrowing look at her life with Warren Jeffs and the years of physical and emotional abuse she suffered. Rachel eventually found the courage to leave the church in 2015. But BREAKING FREE is not only her story --- Rachel’s experiences illuminate those of her family and the countless others who remain trapped in the strange world she left behind.

Count to Ten: A Private Novel by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi - Fiction, Mystery

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538759639 | Published November 14, 2017

Santosh Wagh quit his job as head of Private India after harrowing events in Mumbai almost got him killed. But Jack Morgan, global head of the world’s finest investigation agency, needs him back. Jack is setting up a new office in Delhi, and Santosh is the only person he can trust.
Still battling his demons, Santosh accepts, and it’s not long before the agency takes on a case that could make or break them. Plastic barrels containing dissolved human remains have been found in the basement of a house in an upmarket area of South Delhi. But this isn’t just any house, this property belongs to the state government. 
With the crime scene in lockdown and information suppressed by the authorities, delving too deep could make Santosh a target to be eliminated. 

End Game by David Baldacci - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455586608 | Published November 14, 2017

Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They’re the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man.


But now, Blue Man is missing. Last seen in rural Colorado, Blue Man had taken a rare vacation to go fly fishing in his hometown when he disappeared off the grid. Sent to investigate, Robie and Reel arrive in the small town of Grand to discover that it has its own share of problems. But lying in wait in Grand is an even more insidious and sweeping threat, one that may shake the very foundations of America. 

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Harper | 978-0062694058 | Published November 14, 2017

The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker is as disturbed and uncertain as the rest of America around her. But for Cedar, this change is profound and deeply personal. She is four months pregnant. As Cedar goes back to her own biological beginnings, society around her begins to disintegrate, fueled by a swelling panic about the end of humanity. A chilling dystopian novel both provocative and prescient, FUTURE HOME OF THE LIVING GOD is a startlingly original work from one of our most acclaimed writers: a moving meditation on female agency, self-determination, biology and natural rights that speaks to the troubling changes of our time.

The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson - Crime, Fiction, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316273909 | Published November 20, 2017

Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis in cold blood, Alex Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they’re above the law. Cross knows it was self-defense. But will a jury see it that way? As Cross fights for his professional life and his freedom, his former partner John Sampson brings him a gruesome video tied to the disappearances of several young girls. Despite his suspension from the department, Cross can’t say no to Sampson. The illicit investigation leads them to the darkest corners of the Internet, where murder is just another form of entertainment. As the prosecution presents its case, even those closest to Cross begin to doubt his innocence. Cross will do whatever it takes to stop a dangerous criminal…even if he can’t save himself. 

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg - Fiction

Random House | 9781400069903 | Published November 21, 2017

For the past six months, Arthur Moses’ days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. Eighteen-year-old Maddy Harris is an introspective girl who often comes to the cemetery to escape the other kids at school and a life of loss. She’s seen Arthur sitting there alone, and one afternoon she joins him --- a gesture that begins a surprising friendship between two lonely souls. Moved by Arthur’s kindness and devotion, Maddy gives him the nickname “Truluv.” As Arthur’s neighbor Lucille moves into their orbit, the unlikely trio bands together, helping one another, through heartache and hardships, to rediscover their own potential to start anew.

Paperback

Someone You Love Is Gone by Gurjinder Basran - Family Life, Fiction

Harper Perennial | 9780062674609 | Published November 7, 2017

Simran’s mother has died but is not gone. Haunted by her mother’s spirit and memories of the past, she struggles to make sense of her world. Faced with disillusion in her marriage, growing distance from her daughter and sister, and the return of her long-estranged brother, she is troubled by questions to which she has no answers. As the life Simran has carefully constructed unravels, she must confront the truth of why her brother was separated from the family at a young age. Gurjinder Basran’s mesmerizingly beautiful novel, SOMEONE YOU LOVE IS GONE, is a powerful exploration of family ties and family secrets and the thin veil between this life and the next.

The Missing by C.L. Taylor - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062673534 | Published November 7, 2017

When fifteen-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night, his mother, Claire Wilkinson, blames herself. She’s not the only one. There isn’t a single member of Billy’s family that doesn’t feel guilty. But the Wilkinsons are so used to keeping secrets from one another that it isn’t until six months later, after an appeal for information goes horribly wrong, that the truth begins to surface. Claire is sure of two things --- that Billy is still alive and that her friends and family had nothing to do with his disappearance. A mother’s instinct is never wrong. Or is it…? Combining an unreliable narrator and fast-paced storytelling, THE MISSING is a chilling novel of psychological suspense that will thoroughly captivate and obsess readers.

The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Harper Perennial | 9780062663726 | Published November 14, 2017

As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland’s West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she’s back in Lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother’s retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip. When the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula’s fragmented community. THE LIBRARY AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD is a joyous story about the meaning of home and the importance of finding a place where you truly belong.