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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.

April 2018


All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson - Crime, Family, Fiction, Relationships, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062427052 | Published April 3, 2018

Harry Ackerson always considered his stepmother Alice to be kind, attentive and beautiful. Days before his college graduation, she calls with shocking news: his father is dead, a possible suicide. Devastated, Harry returns home, where he and Alice will help each other pick up the pieces and uncover the truth. Shortly after he arrives, Harry meets Grace McGowan; though she claims to be new to the area, Harry begins to suspect that Grace may not be a complete stranger. But she isn’t the only attractive woman taking an interest in Harry. The sensual Alice is also coming on to him in an enticing, clearly sexual way. Mesmerized, Harry finds himself falling deeper under their spell. Yet the closer he gets, the more isolated he feels, disoriented by a growing fear that both women are hiding deadly secrets, and that neither one is telling the truth.

American by Day by Derek B. Miller - Adventure, Fiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328876652 | Published April 3, 2018

She knew it was a weird place. She’d heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid Ødegård has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African-American academic. AMERICA. Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. Working with --- or, if necessary, against --- the police, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the backwoods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further. 
Can't Help Myself: Lessons & Confessions from a Modern Advice Columnist by Meredith Goldstein - Memoir, Nonfiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455543779 | Published April 3, 2018

Every day, Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein takes on the relationship problems of thousands of dedicated readers. They look to her for wisdom on all matters of the heart --- how to cope with dating fatigue and infidelity, work romances, tired marriages, true love, and true loss. In her column, she has it all figured out, but in her real life she is a lot less certain. Whether it's her own reservations about the traditional path of marriage and family, her difficulty finding someone she truly connects with, or the evolution of her friendships as her friends start to have their own families, Meredith finds herself looking for insight, just like her readers. As she searches for responses to their concerns, she's surprised to discover answers to her own. But it's after her mother is diagnosed with cancer that she truly realizes how special her "Love Letters" community is, how this column has enriched her life as much, if not more than, it has for its readers.

Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman - Crime, Culture, Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural

Harper | 9780062391926 | Published April 3, 2018

When Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito arrives to speak at a character-building program for at-risk teens, Annie, a young participant on a solo experience due back hours before, returns traumatized. A beloved instructor went out into the wilds to find her, vanishing somewhere in the volcanic landscape of El Malpais. The disappearance mirrors a long-ago search that may be connected to a case in which the legendary Joe Leaphorn played a crucial role. Before Bernie can find the truth, of course, complications arise. At the same time, her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, discovers that a man he sent to prison for domestic violence is back --- and involved with Bernie’s sister Darleen. Their relationship creates a dilemma that puts Chee in uncomfortable emotional territory that challenges him as family man, a police officer and as a one-time medicine man in training.

Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings - Fiction, International Intrigue, Military, Spy Fiction, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316512527 | Published April 3, 2018

Villanelle is one of the world's most skilled assassins. A catlike psychopath whose love for the creature comforts of her luxurious lifestyle is second only to her love of the game, she specializes in murdering the world's richest and most powerful. But when she murders an influential Russian politician, she draws a relentless foe to her tail. Eve Polastri is a former MI6 operative hired by the national security services for a singular task: to find and capture or kill the assassin responsible, and those who have aided her. Eve, whose quiet and otherwise unextraordinary life belies her quick wit and keen intellect, accepts the mission. The ensuing chase will lead them on a trail around the world, intersecting with corrupt governments and powerful criminal organizations, all leading towards a final confrontation from which neither will emerge unscathed.

How to Be Safe by Tom McAllister - Current Affairs, Fiction, Literary, Tragedy

Liveright | 9781631494130 | Published April 3, 2018

Recently suspended for a so-called outburst, high school English teacher Anna Crawford is stewing over the injustice at home when she is shocked to see herself named on television as a suspect in a shooting at the school where she works. Though she is quickly exonerated, and the actual teenage murderer identified, her life is nevertheless held up for relentless scrutiny and judgment as this quiet town descends into media mania. Gun sales skyrocket, victims are transformed into martyrs, and the rules of public mourning are ruthlessly enforced. Anna decides to wholeheartedly reject the culpability she’s somehow been assigned, and the rampant sexism that comes with it, both in person and online.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9781594488405 | Published April 3, 2018

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at 63, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer --- madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can't quite place --- feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined.

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery by Barbara K. Lipska, Ph.D and Elaine McArdle - Autobiography, Memoir, Mental Health, Nonfiction, Science

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328787309 | Published April 3, 2018

In January 2015, Barbara Lipska --- a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness --- was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to her brain. Within months, her frontal lobe, the seat of cognition, began shutting down. She descended into madness, exhibiting dementia- and schizophrenia-like symptoms that terrified her family and coworkers. But miraculously, just as her doctors figured out what was happening, the immunotherapy they had prescribed began to work. Just eight weeks after her nightmare began, Lipska returned to normal. With one difference: she remembered her brush with madness with exquisite clarity. Through her memoir, Lipska reveals what parts of us remain, even when so much else is gone.

The Oracle Year by Charles Soule - Adventure, Fiction, Satire, Science Fiction

Harper Perennial | 9780062686633 | Published April 3, 2018

When unassuming Manhattan bassist Will Dando awakens from a dream one morning with 108 predictions about the future, he rapidly finds himself the most powerful man in the world. Protecting his anonymity by calling himself the Oracle, he sets up a heavily guarded site with the help of his friend Hamza to selectively announce his revelations. In no time, global corporations are offering him millions for exclusive access, eager to profit from his prophecies. He's also making a lot of high-powered enemies; legions of cyber spies are unleashed to hack the site, and the best manhunters money can buy are deployed to unmask and eliminate the Oracle. With only a handful of people he can trust, it's all Will can do to simply survive, elude exposure and protect those he loves long enough to use his knowledge to save the world.

The Overstory by Richard Powers - Environment, Fiction, Literary, Nature

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393635522 | Published April 3, 2018

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These four, and five other strangers --- each summoned in different ways by trees --- are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of virgin forest. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see the vast, interconnected, almost invisible world of trees, and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison - Autobiography, Biography, Culture, Health, History, Literary Criticism, Memoir, Nonfiction, Social Issues

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316259613 | Published April 3, 2018

With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism and reportage, THE RECOVERING turns our understanding of the traditional addiction narrative on its head, demonstrating that the story of recovery can be every bit as electrifying as the train wreck itself. Leslie Jamison deftly excavates the stories we tell about addiction --- both her own and others' --- and examines what we want these stories to do and what happens when they fail us. All the while, she offers a fascinating look at the larger history of the recovery movement, and at the complicated bearing that race and class have on our understanding of who is criminal and who is ill. Her narrative explores the loneliness of the human experience --- the craving for love that both devours us and shapes who we are.

The Way I Die by Derek Haas - Fiction, Loss, Thriller

Pegasus Books | 978-1681776620 | Published April 3, 2018

It is the middle of February on Mackinac Island, a tiny community off the northern Michigan coast. But Columbus isn't here to enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Reeling after the death of his wife and relinquishing his son, he lives in isolation --- in self-imposed punishment and exile. Forgotten and alone. Nameless to his neighbors. But even if he runs and hides, Columbus is never alone for long.  Ten years after Columbus --- one of the most original anti-heroes in contemporary fiction --- first exploded onto the scene in THE SILVER BEAR, Derek Haas delivers another riveting thriller that promises heart-pounding action and shocking twists until the very last page.

Varina by Charles Frazier - Culture, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Marriage, Military, Politics

Ecco | 9780062405982 | Published April 3, 2018

Her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects the secure life of a Mississippi landowner. Davis instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history --- culpable regardless of her intentions. The Confederacy falling, her marriage in tatters, and the country divided, Varina and her children escape Richmond and travel south on their own, now fugitives with “bounties on their heads, an entire nation in pursuit.” A novel of an American war and its aftermath, ultimately, the book is a portrait of a woman who comes to realize that complicity carries consequences.

We Own the Sky by Luke Allnutt - Fiction

Park Row | 9780778314738 | Published April 3, 2018

Rob Coates feels like he’s won the lottery of life. There is Anna, his incredible wife, their London town house and, most precious of all, Jack, their son, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure. But when a devastating illness befalls his family, Rob’s world begins to unravel. Suddenly finding himself alone, Rob seeks solace in photographing the skyscrapers and clifftops he and Jack used to visit. And just when it seems that all hope is lost, Rob embarks on the most unforgettable of journeys to find his way back to life, and forgiveness.

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction, Suspense

St. Martin's Press | 9781250099655 | Published April 10, 2018

Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie Ippolitti. Despite her longing for the daughter she hasn’t seen since she was a baby, Maggie is happy too, and she’s even more overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to be a mother to the child she thought she'd lost forever, her only daughter Anna. Maggie and Noah know that having Anna around will change their lives, but they would never have guessed that everything would go wrong, and so quickly. Events take a heartbreaking turn when Anna is murdered and Noah is accused and tried for the heinous crime. Maggie must face not only the devastation of losing her daughter, but the realization that Anna's murder may have been at the hands of a husband she loves.
Circe by Madeline Miller - Family, Fiction, Loss, Love & Romance, Magic, Mythology, Women’s Issues

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316556347 | Published April 10, 2018

Born of the gods, Circe is a strange child --- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she possesses witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with famous mythological figures. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose between the gods she is born from and the mortals she has come to love.

Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots by Nancy Goldstone - Biography, English, Family, History, Nonfiction, Women's History

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316387910 | Published April 10, 2018

DAUGHTERS OF THE WINTER QUEEN: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots recounts the captivating story of four unforgettable sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots. Forced into exile thanks to a broken promise by her father, King James I, Elizabeth --- who became known as “the Winter Queen” --- and her growing family found refuge in Holland, where the glorious art and culture of the Dutch Golden Age formed the backdrop to her daughters' education. Brilliantly researched and captivatingly written, Nancy Goldstone shows how these spirited, passionate women faced danger, tragic loss and betrayal, and by refusing to surrender to adversity, changed the course of history.

Ecstasy by Mary Sharratt - Coming of Age, Culture, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Love & Marriage, Music, Women's History, Women’s Issues

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544800892 | Published April 10, 2018

Gustav Klimt gave Alma her first kiss. Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius abandoned all reason to pursue her. Poet and novelist Franz Werfel described her as “one of the very few magical women that exist.” But who was this woman who brought these most eminent of men to their knees? Coming of age in the midst of a creative and cultural whirlwind, young, beautiful Alma Schindler yearns to make her mark as a composer. A brand-new era of possibility for women is dawning and she is determined to make the most of it. But Alma loses her heart to the great composer Gustav Mahler, nearly 20 years her senior. He demands that she give up her music as a condition for their marriage. Torn by her love and in awe of his genius, how will she remain true to herself and her artistic passion?

Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties by James F. Simon - History, Human Rights, Nonfiction, Politics, Racism, Social Issues

Liveright | 9780871407559 | Published April 10, 2018

The bitter feud between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Chief Justice Earl Warren framed the tumultuous future of the modern civil rights movement. Eisenhower was a gradualist who wanted to coax white Americans in the South into eventually accepting integration, while Warren, author of the Supreme Court’s historic unanimous opinion in Brown v. Board of Education, demanded immediate action to dismantle the segregation of the public school system. EISENHOWER VS. WARREN examines the years of strife between them that led Eisenhower to say that his biggest mistake as president was appointing that “dumb son of a bitch Earl Warren.” This momentous, poisonous relationship --- which continues to reverberate in political and constitutional debates today --- is presented here at last in one volume.

Follow Me: A Freddie Venton and Nasreen Cudmore Mystery by Angela Clarke - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683315506 | Published April 10, 2018

Aspiring journalist Freddie Venton hasn’t seen her old friend Nasreen Cudmore in years. But when she learns Nasreen is a police officer after a chance encounter, Freddie makes a snap decision to follow her when Nasreen gets an urgent callout. Incognito, Freddie visits Nasreen's crime scene where a man’s body lies slumped over his computer, and realizes the victim was a troll. She finds @Apollyon: a Twitter account whose profile picture shows the dead body and the missing murder weapon. The “Hashtag Murderer” posts cryptic clues online, pointing to the next target --- taunting the police, enthralling the press and the public. When @Apollyon follows her, Freddie’s afraid she might be next. Time is running out as she and Nasreen face a desperate struggle to catch this cunning, fame-crazed killer --- and to escape their past demons.

The Burial Place: A Rob Soliz and Frank Pierce Mystery by Larry Enmon - Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Police Procedural

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683315537 | Published April 10, 2018

When the 19-year-old daughter of the mayor of Dallas goes missing at the height of election season, senior detectives Rob Soliz and Frank Pierce are assigned to investigate quickly and quietly. The girl’s family thinks she’s out on an irresponsible lark, but evidence Rob and Frank find says otherwise: a mysterious Bible in her car with the word Wormwood highlighted beneath Revelation. A DPD computer search turns up only one hit: a transient arrested years earlier had a full back tattoo with the word inked in bold letters at the bottom. As the detectives follow a trail leading deep into the woods of rural East Texas, they discover other girls have been kidnapped, and find evidence that suggests some of them may still be alive. With political pressure mounting, the clock is ticking and Rob and Frank must crack the case and save Katrina before it’s too late.

The Cutting Edge: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455536429 | Published April 10, 2018

In the early hours of a quiet, weekend morning in Manhattan's Diamond District, a brutal triple murder at a jewelry store shocks the city. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs quickly take the case. Curiously, the killer has left behind a half-million dollars' worth of gems at the murder scene, but it becomes clear that the killer's target is not gems. It's engaged couples. Soon the killer, the Promiser, makes a dangerous mistake: leaving behind an innocent witness. Will Rhyme and Sachs catch the killer before he corrects his fatal error?

The Magnificent Esme Wells by Adrienne Sharp - Coming of Age, Crime, Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Lifestyles , Loss, Love & Romance, Movies, Noir

Harper | 9780062684837 | Published April 10, 2018

Esme Silver has always taken care of her charming ne’er-do-well father, Ike Silver, a small-time crook with dreams of making it big with Bugsy Siegel. Devoted to her daddy, Esme is often his "date" at the racetrack, where she amiably fetches the hot dogs while keeping an eye to the ground for any cast-off tickets that may be winners. In awe of her mother, Dina Wells, Esme is more than happy to be the foil who gets the beautiful Dina into meetings and screen tests with some of Hollywood’s greats. When Ike gets an opportunity to move to Vegas --- and, in what could at last be his big break, to help the man she knows as "Benny" open the Flamingo Hotel --- life takes an unexpected turn for Esme. A stunner like her mother, the young girl catches the attention of Nate Stein, one of the Strip’s most powerful men.

Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles by Fran Leadon - History, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393240108 | Published April 17, 2018

From Bowling Green all the way up to Marble Hill, BROADWAY takes us on a mile-by-mile journey up America’s most vibrant and complex thoroughfare, through the history at the heart of Manhattan. In a journey through four hundred years of history, we learn about the people who and places that, at one time or another, affected the famous New York City street, and what turned Broadway into the commercial and cultural spine it is today. BROADWAY traces the physical and social transformation of an avenue that has been both the "Path of Progress" and a "street of broken dreams," home to both parades and riots, startling wealth and appalling destitution. Glamorous, complex and sometimes troubling, the evolution of an oft-flooded dead end to a canyon of steel and glass is the story of American progress.

Every Other Weekend by Zulema Renee Summerfield - Coming of Age, Family Life, Fiction, Mental Health

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316434775 | Published April 17, 2018

1988: the sun-scorched suburbs of southern California. Amid Bret Michaels mania and Cold War hysteria, Nenny, a wildly precocious, nervous nelly of an eight-year-old, is our guide to the newly rearranged life she finds herself leading after her parents split. Nenny, her mother and two brothers have just moved in with her new stepfather and his two kids. Her old life replaced by this new configuration, Nenny's natural anxieties intensify, and both real and imagined dangers entwine. Knock-kneed and a little stormy-eyed, she is far too small for the thoughts that haunt her, yet her fears are not entirely unfounded. Indeed, tragedy does come, but it comes at her sideways, in a way she never had imagined.