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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.

January 2018

Hardcover

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield - African American Interest, History, Nonfiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Clarion Books | 9780544785137 | Published January 2, 2018

On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the "white" beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of the explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business and clashes of culture.

A State of Freedom by Neel Mukherjee - Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393292909 | Published January 2, 2018

Five characters, in very different circumstances --- from a domestic cook in Mumbai, to a vagrant and his dancing bear, to a girl who escapes terror in her home village for a new life in the city --- find out the meanings of dislocation and the desire for more. Set in contemporary India and moving between the reality of this world and the shadow of another, this novel of multiple narratives delivers a devastating and haunting exploration of the unquenchable human urge to strive for a different life.

An Aegean April: A Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery by Jeffrey Siger - Fiction, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464209451 | Published January 2, 2018

When a government policy accelerates the surge of refugees onto his island, Mihalis Volandes rises to prominence in relief efforts he sees as growing increasingly ineffectual. One evening, after working to stir up support for his breakthrough plan to strike at the heart of the lucrative refugee trafficking trade, he returns to his mansion and falls victim in his own garden to a swishing sword. A refugee-turned-local-aid-worker named Ali Serra is found at the scene and is swiftly arrested. Volandes was a prominent citizen and the crime particularly gruesome. Could it be terrorism or something else? But whether Ali is guilty or framed, Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis can't ignore a powerful motive for the murder.

In the Shadow of Agatha Christie: Classic Crime Fiction by Forgotten Female Writers: 1850-1917 edited by Leslie S. Klinger - Anthology, Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

Pegasus Books | 9781681776309 | Published January 2, 2018

Agatha Christie burst onto the literary scene in 1920, with THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES; her last novel was published in 1976, a career longer than even Arthur Conan Doyle’s 40-year span. The truth is that it was due to the success of writers like Anna Katherine Green in America; L. T. Meade, C. L. Pirkis, the Baroness Orczy and Elizabeth Corbett in England; and Mary Fortune in Australia that the doors were finally opened for female crime writers. So, while Agatha Christie may still reign supreme, it is important to remember that she did not ascend that throne except on the shoulders of the women who came before her --- and inspired her --- and who are now removed from her shadow once and for all.

Love Parisienne: The French Woman's Guide to Love and Passion written by Florence Besson, Eva Amor and Claire Steinlen, illustrations by Sophie Griotto - Dating, Nonfiction, Relationships, Self-Help, Sex, Sexuality

Chronicle Books | 9781452162782 | Published January 2, 2018

From the world's most romantic city comes this enchanting guide to passion and love. Three chic Parisian women share their secrets for every stage of romance, from fleeting flirtations to the beginning of a relationship to partnerships that last a lifetime. Featuring tips on what to wear on a first date, where to go for a spontaneous romantic getaway, how to keep things hot between the sheets, and so much more, these pages give readers the tools to handle every amorous situation with allure and grace.

Mood Indigo: An Edna Ferber Mystery by Ed Ifkovic - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464209413 | Published January 2, 2018

Dougie Maddox is the financially astute but socially naïve only son of a Fifth Avenue dynasty. His widowed mother, known as Lady Maud, has kept the 35-year-old on a short leash, but Dougie has crossed paths with Belinda Ross, the new Broadway songbird. He's mesmerized by her, but she seems besotted by him. When Belinda is found strangled late one night in a Times Square Automat, jealous, hot-tempered Dougie is the prime suspect. But British wit Noel Coward, along with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and playwright Edna Ferber, team up to clear Dougie's name. Their investigation inevitably takes them deep into Belinda's circle and her past.

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062678416 | Published January 2, 2018

Anna Fox lives alone --- a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble --- and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, no one --- and nothing --- is what it seems.

Unbound: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735217171 | Published January 2, 2018

In the wake of a personal tragedy, former CIA operative Teddy Fay --- now a successful Hollywood film producer known as Billy Barnett --- takes a leave of absence to travel and grieve, and lands in Santa Fe in the company of his friends Stone Barrington and Ed Eagle. There, fate hands him an unexpected opportunity to exact quiet revenge for his recent loss, from a man who helped to cover up the crime. But when his enemy wises up to Teddy’s machinations, a discreet game of sabotage escalates to a potentially lethal battle. It will take all of Stone’s diplomacy and skill to maneuver for Teddy’s advantage while keeping innocents out of the crossfire.

Vindication: A Matt Royal Mystery by H. Terrell Griffin - Fiction, Mystery

Oceanview Publishing | 9781608092765 | Published January 2, 2018

Matt Royal, the retired lawyer-turned-beach-bum, is called back into the courtroom to defend his girlfriend J.D. Duncan's Aunt Esther. A bestselling author has been murdered after a book signing, and Aunt Esther has been arrested. Matt reluctantly suits up for the courtroom, and J.D. takes a leave from the police department to go undercover. A bizarre specter from the past haunts their investigation every step of the way. As they delve further into the case, the pieces of the puzzle refuse to fall into any kind of coherent pattern. Jock Algren arrives with his special skill set to expose the real murderer and free Aunt Esther, but to no avail. Not until the case goes to trial and the evidence is revealed does the truth emerge --- and a strange kind of justice prevails.

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire - Fantasy, Fiction

Tor.com | 9780765393586 | Published January 9, 2018

When Rini lands with a literal splash in the pond behind Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, the last thing she expects to find is that her mother, Sumi, died years before Rini was even conceived. But Rini can’t let Reality get in the way of her quest --- not when she has an entire world to save! If she can't find a way to restore her mother, Rini will have more than a world to save: she never will have been born in the first place. And in a world without magic, she doesn’t have long before Reality notices her existence and washes her away.

Say My Name by Allegra Huston - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Mira | 9780778330714 | Published January 9, 2018

Years ago, frightened by passion, Eve settled for less: marrying safely, building a solid, ordinary life. Now she longs for more. One day, while treasure hunting for a friend’s antiques shop, she finds a mysterious instrument, carved with twining vines. It sends her on a quest --- and into a compelling connection with a young man, the son of an old flame. He is 20 years younger than she is, a musician, a seeker, a bohemian --- and, to her amazement, he’s pursuing her. Can this euphoric connection last? Eve finds herself defenseless against the force of her fantasies. But she cannot retreat back to safety; she is no longer the woman she was. And even now, she can hardly imagine the woman she will become.

Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say by Kelly Corrigan - Essays, Nonfiction, Personal Growth

Random House | 9780399588372 | Published January 9, 2018

It’s a crazy idea: trying to name the phrases that make love and connection possible. But that’s just what Kelly Corrigan has set out to do here. In her bestselling memoirs, Corrigan distilled our core relationships to their essences. Now, in TELL ME MORE, she’s back with a deeply personal and often hilarious examination of the essential phrases that turn the wheel of life. With refreshing candor, a deep well of empathy, and her signature desire to understand “the thing behind the thing,” Corrigan swings between meditations on life with a preoccupied husband and two mercurial teenage daughters to profound observations on love and loss.

The Devil's Claw by Lara Dearman - Fiction, Mystery

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683314561 | Published January 9, 2018

Following a traumatic incident in London, journalist Jennifer Dorey has returned home to Guernsey, taking a job as a local newspaper reporter. When she finds a drowned woman on a beach, Jennifer uncovers something much bigger and more sinister than she first thought. Jennifer enlists the help of DCI Michael Gilbert, an officer on the verge of retirement, to investigate a pattern of similar deaths over the last 50 years. They follow a dark trail of island myths and folklore to the illegitimate son of a Nazi soldier, whose painstakingly executed work has gone undetected so far. But as Jennifer gets closer to the truth of the killer’s identity, she finds herself stepping deeper into his grasp.

The English Wife by Lauren Willig - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

St. Martin's Press | 9781250056276 | Published January 9, 2018

Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life in New York. Yes, there are rumors that she's having an affair with the architect, but rumors are rumors and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball, and Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned. Bay's sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to uncover the truth, convinced that Bay would never have killed his wife, but the more she learns about her brother and his wife, the more everything she thought she knew about them starts to unravel. Who were her brother and his wife, really? And why did her brother die with the name George on his lips?

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin - Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735213180 | Published January 9, 2018

It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children --- four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness --- sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11, hoping to control fate; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis - History, Nonfiction

Twelve | 9781455563586 | Published January 9, 2018

On September 12, 1970, an ex-Harvard professor with a genius I.Q. studies a 12-foot high fence topped with barbed wire. A few months earlier, Dr. Timothy Leary, the High Priest of LSD, had been running a gleeful campaign for California governor against Ronald Reagan. Now, Leary is six months into a 10-year prison sentence for the crime of possessing two marijuana cigarettes. Aided by the radical Weather Underground, Leary's escape from prison is the counterculture's union of "dope and dynamite," aimed at sparking a revolution and overthrowing the government. Inside the Oval Office, President Richard Nixon drinks his way through sleepless nights as he expands the war in Vietnam and plots to unleash the United States government against his ever-expanding list of domestic enemies.

The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam by Max Boot - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Liveright | 9780871409416 | Published January 9, 2018

Historian Max Boot demonstrates how Edward Lansdale pioneered a “hearts and mind” diplomacy --- first in the Philippines, then in Vietnam. It was a visionary policy that, as Boot reveals, was ultimately crushed by America’s giant military bureaucracy, steered by elitist generals and blueblood diplomats who favored troop build-ups and napalm bombs over winning the trust of the people. Through dozens of interviews and access to never-before-seen documents --- including long-hidden love letters --- Boot recasts this cautionary American story, tracing the bold rise and the crashing fall of the roguish “T. E. Lawrence of Asia” from the battle of Dien Bien Phu to the humiliating American evacuation in 1975.

A Treacherous Curse: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery by Deanna Raybourn - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Berkley | 9780451476173 | Published January 16, 2018

Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery --- particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself stalks the streets of London. But the perils of an ancient curse are not the only challenges Veronica must face as sordid details and malevolent enemies emerge from Stoker’s past.

Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Sourcebooks Landmark | 9781492646617 | Published January 16, 2018

Clara Kelley is not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home. Serving as a lady's maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills he doesn't have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a strong resolve coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can't let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer.

I Know My Name by C. J. Cooke - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538744444 | Published January 16, 2018

On a small Greek island, a woman comes ashore with no memory of who she is, where she's from, or how she came to be shipwrecked there. As she's nursed back to health by the island's only inhabitants, four friends on an annual retreat, she detects tensions between the group that suggest not all is quite as it seems. Her new acquaintances each appear to be hiding something --- something that may relate to the mystery of her identity. Meanwhile, in a pretty suburb on the outskirts of London, Eloise vanishes into thin air. Her husband, Lochlan, is desperate to find her --- but as the police look into the disappearance, it becomes clear that Lochlan and Eloise's marriage was not the perfect union it appeared.

Nino and Me: My Unusual Friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia by Bryan A. Garner - Memoir, Nonfiction

Threshold Editions | 9781501181498 | Published January 16, 2018

For almost 30 years, Antonin Scalia was arguably the most influential and controversial Justice on the United States Supreme Court. Based on his reputation for using scathing language to criticize liberal court decisions, many people presumed Scalia to be gruff and irascible. But to those who knew him as “Nino,” he was characterized by his warmth, charm, devotion, fierce intelligence and loyalty. Bryan Garner’s friendship with Justice Scalia was instigated by celebrated writer David Foster Wallace and strengthened over their shared love of language. In NINO AND ME, Garner gives a firsthand insight into the mind, habits and faith of one of the most famous and misunderstood judges in the world.

The Silent Room by Mari Hannah - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250115669 | Published January 16, 2018

Detective Sergeant Matthew Ryan wants to clear the name of his former boss, who stands accused of official corruption. But before he can do so, his boss disappears. Did he escape from police custody, or was he kidnapped? Or did something even worse happen to him?

The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica by Laurie Gwen Shapiro - History, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781476753867 | Published January 16, 2018

It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of freewheeling fun. The Great War was over, and American optimism was higher than the stock market. What better moment to launch an expedition to Antarctica, the planet’s final frontier? This was the moon landing before the 1960s. Everyone wanted to join the adventure. Rockefellers and Vanderbilts begged to be taken along as mess boys, and newspapers across the globe covered the planning’s every stage. The night before the expedition’s flagship launched, first generation New York City high schooler Billy Gawronski jumped into the Hudson River and snuck aboard. Could he get away with it?

The Wife Between Us (Audiobook) written by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, read by Julia Whelan - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Macmillan Audio | 9781427293039 | Published January 9, 2018

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement --- a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. THE WIFE BETWEEN US exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage --- and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

The English Wife (Audiobook) written by Lauren Willig, read by Nicola Barber - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Macmillan Audio | 9781427293435 | Published January 9, 2018

Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life in New York. Yes, there are rumors that she's having an affair with the architect, but rumors are rumors and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball, and Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned. Bay's sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to uncover the truth, convinced that Bay would never have killed his wife, but the more she learns about her brother and his wife, the more everything she thought she knew about them starts to unravel. Who were her brother and his wife, really? And why did her brother die with the name George on his lips?