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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.

February 2018

Hardcover

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544098268 | Published February 13, 2018

From the award-winning author of FOR TODAY I AM A BOY, a gripping and deeply felt novel about a group of young girls at a remote camp --- and the night that changes everything and will shape their lives for decades to come.

The Philosopher's Flight by Tom Miller - Adventure, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Magic, Philosophy, Romance, Science

Simon & Schuster | 9781476778150 | Published February 13, 2018

Robert Weekes is a practitioner of empirical philosophy --- an arcane, female-dominated branch of science used to do magical things. He dreams of fighting in the Great War as the first male in the elite US Sigilry Corps Rescue and Evacuation Service, yet is resigned to the family business in rural Montana. But Robert soon wins a scholarship to study at Radcliffe College, an all-women’s school, where he falls hard for Danielle Hardin, a disillusioned young war hero turned political radical. Danielle’s activism and Robert’s recklessness attract the attention of the same fanatical anti-philosophical group that Robert’s mother fought years before. And so, Robert and Danielle band together with a team of unlikely heroes to fight for Robert’s place among the next generation of empirical philosophers --- and for philosophy’s very survival against the men who would destroy it.

The Plea by Steve Cavanagh - Crime, Fiction, Law, Thriller

Flatiron Books | 9781250105561 | Published February 13, 2018

David Child swears he didn’t murder his girlfriend, but the evidence overwhelmingly says otherwise. The FBI believes David’s arrest and obvious guilt could help them take down a huge money laundering scheme --- if they can get him to testify. Con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn is given the job: persuade David to plead guilty and give the agents the evidence they need. If Eddie can’t get David to take a plea bargain, the FBI has incriminating files on Eddie’s wife --- and will send her to jail. But David insists that he didn’t murder anyone. As the FBI pressures Eddie to secure the guilty plea, he becomes increasingly convinced that David is telling the truth. With adversaries threatening, Eddie has to find a way to prove David’s innocence and if there’s any way he might have been framed. But the stakes are high: Eddie’s wife is in danger. And not just from the FBI...

The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin - Careers, Fiction, Friendship, Relationships, Women's Fiction

Berkley | 9780399585050 | Published February 13, 2018

Zadie Anson and Emma Colley have been best friends since they first began navigating serious romantic relationships amid the intensity of medical school. Now happily married, with successful medical careers, their lives are chaotic but fulfilling, until the return of Nick Xenokostas, who unearths a secret one of them has been harboring for years. Nick was the center of Zadie's life throughout a tragic chain of events in her third year of medical school that she has long since put behind her, and his unexpected reappearance shocks both women into a deeper look at the difficult choices they made at the beginning of their careers. As it becomes evident that Emma must have known more than she revealed about circumstances that nearly derailed both their lives, Zadie starts to question everything she thought she knew about her closest friend.

White Houses by Amy Bloom - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Random House | 9780812995664 | Published February 13, 2018

Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, “Hick,” as she’s known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the future first lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have.

Agent in Place by Mark Greaney - Espionage, Fiction, International Intrigue, Thriller

Berkley | 9780451488909 | Published February 20, 2018

Fresh off his first mission back with the CIA, Court Gentry secures what seems like a cut-and-dried contract job: A group of expats in Paris hires him to kidnap the mistress of Syrian dictator Ahmed Azzam to get intel that could destabilize Azzam's regime. Court delivers Bianca Medina to the rebels, but his job doesn't end there. She soon reveals that she has given birth to a son, the only heir to Azzam's rule --- and a potent threat to the Syrian president's powerful wife. Now, to get Bianca's cooperation, Court must bring her son out of Syria alive. With the clock ticking on Bianca's life, he goes off the grid in a free-fire zone in the Middle East --- and winds up in the right place at the right time to take a shot at bringing one of the most brutal dictatorships on earth to a close...

Death of an Honest Man by M. C. Beaton - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455558315 | Published February 20, 2018

Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul had moved to a house in Cnothan, a sour village on Hamish's beat, where he doles out brutal honesty to everyone he meets. "I speak as I find," he bragged. Voices saying, "I could kill that man," could be heard from Lochdubh to Cnothan. And soon enough, someone does just that. Now Hamish is faced with a bewildering array of suspects. And he's lost the services of his clumsy policeman, Charlie, who has resigned from the force after Chief Inspector Blair berated Charlie one too many times, and the policeman threw Blair into the loch. Can Hamish find the killer on his own?

Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosley - African American Interest, Crime, Family, Fiction, Justice , Mystery, Politics, Racism, Relationships, Social Issues

Mulholland Books | 9780316509640 | Published February 20, 2018

One of the NYPD's finest investigators, Joe King Oliver is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his daughter, Aja-Denise. When he receives a card from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him, King wants to figure out who on the force wanted him disposed of --- and why. Running in parallel with King's own quest for justice is the case of a journalist accused of killing two on-duty police officers who had been abusing their badges to traffic in drugs and women. Joined by Melquarth Frost, a brilliant sociopath, King must beat dirty cops and dirtier bankers, craven lawyers, and above all keep his daughter far from the underworld in which he works.

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover - Memoir, Nonfiction

Random House | 9780399590504 | Published February 20, 2018

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and isolated from mainstream society, she lacked any formal education. So she began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

In the Enemy's House: The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian Spies by Howard Blum - Espionage, History, International Intrigue, International Relations, Military, Mystery, Nonfiction, Thriller

Harper | 9780062458247 | Published February 20, 2018

In 1946, linguist and codebreaker Meredith Gardner discovered a KGB spy network --- Operation Enormoz --- attempting to infiltrate American intelligence and steal the nation’s military and atomic secrets. He and FBI supervisor Bob Lamphere worked together on Venona, a top-secret mission to uncover the Soviet agents and protect the atomic bomb. Opposites in nearly every way, Lamphere and Gardner identified and took down these Soviet agents one by one. But at the center of this spy ring was the mysterious master spy who pulling the strings. Lamphere and Gardner began to suspect a mole buried deep in the American intelligence community was feeding Moscow information on Venona. They raced to unmask the traitor and prevent the Soviets from fulfilling Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev’s threat: "We shall bury you!"

Kill the Angel by Sandrone Dazieri - Crime, Fiction, Mental Health, Suspense, Thriller

Scribner | 9781501174650 | Published February 20, 2018

In Rome, a high-speed train hurtles into the city’s main station with a carriage full of corpses, the discovery of which falls to Deputy Police Commissioner Colomba Caselli. Subsequently, the police receive a claim of responsibility and the threat of more murders to come. But neither Caselli nor her eccentrically brilliant ally, Dante Torre, are yet ready to buy the terrorist link. Not for the first time, Dante’s bizarre childhood enables him to see what others miss --- in this case, to connect with a kindred spirit of sorts, a woman named Giltine who experienced an equally bizarre childhood that left her damaged, lethal and full of murderous intent. As the victim of a rare mental illness, Giltine believes she’s already dead. She’s unacquainted with fear. And that makes her the most formidable foe Colomba and Dante have faced yet.

Rosie Colored Glasses by Brianna Wolfson - Family, Fatherhood, Fiction, Literary, Motherhood, Parenting, Relationships

Mira | 9780778330691 | Published February 20, 2018

Just as opposites attract, they can also cause friction, and no one feels that friction more than Rex and Rosie’s daughter, Willow. Rex is serious and unsentimental and tapes checklists of chores on Willow’s bedroom door. Rosie is sparkling and enchanting and meets Willow in their treehouse in the middle of the night to feast on candy. After Rex and Rosie’s divorce, Willow finds herself navigating their two different worlds. She is clearly under the spell of her exciting, fun-loving mother. But as Rosie’s behavior becomes more turbulent, the darker underpinnings of her manic love are revealed. Rex had removed his Rosie colored glasses long ago, but will Willow do the same?

Royal Renegades: The Children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars by Linda Porter - English, Family, History, Lifestyles , Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250055422 | Published February 20, 2018

The fact that the English Civil War led to the execution of King Charles I in January 1649 is well known, as is the restoration of his eldest son as Charles II 11 years later. But what happened to the king’s six surviving children is far less familiar. Casting new light on the heirs of the doomed king, acclaimed historian Linda Porter brings to life their personalities, legacies and rivalries for the first time. As their family life was shattered by war, each child experienced trials and tribulations of their own. When their "dark and ugly" brother Charles eventually succeeded his father to the English throne after 14 years of wandering, he promptly enacted a vengeful punishment on those who had spurned his family, with his brother James firmly in his shadow.

Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad by Krystal A. Sital - Autobiography, Biography, Culture, Family, Lifestyles , Memoir, Nonfiction, Racism, Social Issues

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393609264 | Published February 20, 2018

To escape crime and economic stagnation on the island of Trinidad, Krystal A. Sital’s family resettled in New Jersey, where her mother works as a nanny, and the warmth of Trinidad seems a pretty yet distant memory. But when her grandfather lapses into a coma after a fall at home, the women he has terrorized for decades begin to speak, and a brutal past comes to light. In the lyrical patois of her mother and grandmother, Krystal learns the long-held secrets of their family’s past, and what it took for her foremothers to survive and find strength in themselves. The relief of sharing their stories draws the three women closer, the music of their voices and care for one another easing the pain of memory.

Sunburn by Laura Lippman - Crime, Fiction, Love & Romance, Psychological Suspense, Relationships, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062389923 | Published February 20, 2018

They meet at a local tavern in the small town of Belleville, Delaware. Polly is set on heading west. Adam says he’s also passing through. Yet she stays and he stays --- drawn to this mysterious redhead whose quiet stillness both unnerves and excites him. Over the course of a punishing summer, Polly and Adam abandon themselves to a steamy, inexorable affair. Still, each holds something back from the other --- dangerous, even lethal, secrets. Then someone dies. Was it an accident, or part of a plan? By now, Adam and Polly are so ensnared in each other’s lives and lies that neither one knows how to get away --- or even if they want to. Is their love strong enough to withstand the truth, or will it ultimately destroy them? Something --- or someone --- has to give. Which one will it be?

The French Girl by Lexie Elliott - Crime, Fiction, Friendship, Psychological Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780399586934 | Published February 20, 2018

They were six university students from Oxford spending an idyllic week together in a French farmhouse. It was supposed to be the perfect summer getaway...until they met Severine, the girl next door. For Kate Channing, Severine was an unwelcome presence, her inscrutable beauty undermining the close-knit group's loyalties amid the already simmering tensions. And after a huge altercation on the last night of the holiday, Kate knew nothing would ever be the same. There are some things you can't forgive. And there are some people you can't forget...like Severine, who was never seen again. Now, a decade later, the case is reopened when Severine's body is found in the well behind the farmhouse. Questioned along with her friends, Kate stands to lose everything she's worked so hard to achieve as suspicion mounts around her.

The One by John Marrs - Dating, Fiction, Literary, Love & Romance, Relationships, Social Issues

Hanover Square | 9781335005106 | Published February 20, 2018

A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner --- the one you’re genetically made for. That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance and love. Now five very different people have received the notification that they’ve been “Matched.” They’re each about to meet their one true love. But “happily ever after” isn’t guaranteed for everyone. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others...

The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address by Joseph Rodota - History, Lifestyles , Nonfiction, Politics

William Morrow | 9780062476623 | Published February 20, 2018

Since its opening in 1965, the Watergate complex has been one of Washington's chicest addresses, a home to power brokers from both political parties and the epicenter of a scandal that brought down a president. In THE WATERGATE, writer and political consultant Joseph Rodota paints a vivid portrait of this landmark and the movers and shakers who have lived there. Watergate residents --- an intriguing casts of politicians, journalists, socialites and spies --- have been at the center of America's political storms for half a century. The Washington Post once called the Watergate a "glittering Potomac Titanic." Like the famous ocean liner, the Watergate was ahead of its time, filled with boldface names --- and ultimately doomed. THE WATERGATE is a captivating inside look at the passengers and crew of this legendary building.

The Woman in the Water: A Prequel to the Charles Lenox Series by Charles Finch - Crime, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250139467 | Published February 20, 2018

London, 1850: A young Charles Lenox struggles to make a name for himself as a detective...without a single case. Scotland Yard refuses to take him seriously and his friends deride him for attempting a profession at all. But when an anonymous writer sends a letter to the paper claiming to have committed the perfect crime --- and promising to kill again --- Lenox is convinced that this is his chance to prove himself. The writer’s first victim is a young woman whose body is found in a naval trunk, caught up in the rushes of a small islets in the middle of the Thames. With few clues to go on, Lenox endeavors to solve the crime before another innocent life is lost. When the killer’s sights are turned toward those whom Lenox holds most dear, the stakes are raised and Lenox is trapped in a desperate game of cat and mouse.

What Are We Doing Here?: Essays by Marilynne Robinson - Collection, Culture, Current Affairs, Essays, Literary, Nonfiction, Politics, Religion, Theology

Farrar, Straus & Giroux | 9780374282219 | Published February 20, 2018

Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including LILA, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and GILEAD, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this new essay collection she trains her incisive mind on our modern political climate and the mysteries of faith. Whether she is investigating how the work of great thinkers about America like Emerson and Tocqueville inform our political consciousness or discussing the way that beauty informs and disciplines daily life, Robinson’s peerless prose and boundless humanity are on full display. WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? is a call for Americans to continue the tradition of those great thinkers and to remake American political and cultural life.

Chicago by David Mamet - Crime, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary, Love & Romance, Thriller

Custom House | 9780062797193 | Published February 27, 2018

Mike Hodge --- veteran of the Great War, big shot of the Chicago Tribune, medium fry --- probably shouldn’t have fallen in love with Annie Walsh. Then, again, maybe the man who killed Annie Walsh have known better than to trifle with Mike Hodge. David Mamet’s CHICAGO roars through the Windy City’s underground on its way to a thunderclap of a conclusion. Mixing some of his most brilliant fictional creations with actual figures of the era, suffused with trademark "Mamet Speak," richness of voice, pace and brio, and exploring --- as no other writer can --- questions of honor, deceit, revenge and devotion, CHICAGO is that rarest of literary creations: a book that combines spectacular elegance of craft with a kinetic wallop as fierce as the February wind gusting off Lake Michigan.

Eat the Apple by Matt Young - Autobiography, Coming of Age, Culture, Current Affairs, Lifestyles , Memoir, Social Issues

Bloomsbury USA | 9781632869500 | Published February 27, 2018

Matt Young joined the Marine Corps at age 18 after a drunken night culminating in wrapping his car around a fire hydrant. The teenage wasteland he fled followed him to the training bases charged with making him a Marine. Matt survived the training and then three deployments to Iraq, where the testosterone, danger and stakes for him and his fellow grunts were dialed up a dozen decibels. With its kaleidoscopic array of literary forms, Young's narrative powerfully mirrors the multifaceted nature of his experience. Visceral, ironic, self-lacerating and ultimately redemptive, Young's story drops us unarmed into Marine Corps culture and lays bare the absurdism of 21st-century war, the manned-up vulnerability of those on the front lines and the true, if often misguided, motivations that drove a young man to a life at war.

Green Sun by Kent Anderson - Crime, Fiction, Friendship, Justice , Lifestyles , Love & Romance, Mystery, Police Procedural, Racism, Social Issues

Mulholland Books | 9780316466806 | Published February 27, 2018

Officer Hanson, a Vietnam veteran, has abandoned academia for the life-and-death clarity of police work, a way to live with the demons he brought home from the war. But Hanson knows that justice requires more than simply enforcing the penal code. He believes in becoming a part of the community he serves --- which is why, unlike most officers, he chooses to live in the same town where he works. Befriending drug dealers and falling in love, every day --- every shift --- tests Hanson’s boundaries between the man he wants to be and the officer of the law he's required to be. When an off-duty shooting prompts an internal investigation, Hanson must finally face who he is, and which side of the law he really belongs on.

I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Written by Michelle McNamara with an introduction by Gillian Flynn and an afterword by Patton Oswalt - Nonfiction, True Crime

Harper | 9780062319784 | Published February 27, 2018

For more than 10 years, a mysterious and violent predator committed 50 sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated 10 sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK --- the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death --- offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth.

One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together by Amy Bass - Biography, Culture, Inspirational, Racism, Social Issues, Sports

Hachette Books | 9780316396547 | Published February 27, 2018

When thousands of Somali refugees resettled in Lewiston, Maine, a struggling, overwhelmingly white town, longtime residents grew uneasy. Then the mayor wrote a letter asking Somalis to stop coming, which became a national story. While scandal threatened to subsume the town, its high school's soccer coach integrated Somali kids onto his team, and their passion began to heal old wounds. Taking readers behind the tumult of this controversial team --- and onto the pitch where the teammates vied to become state champions and achieved a vital sense of understanding --- ONE GOAL is a timely story about overcoming the prejudices that divide us.