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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.

September 2018

Hardcover

The Class: A Life-Changing Teacher, His World-Changing Kids, and the Most Inventive Classroom in America by Heather Won Tesoriero - Education, Science, Teaching

Ballantine Books | 9780399181849 | Published September 4, 2018

Andy Bramante left his successful career as a corporate scientist to teach public high school --- and now helms one of the most remarkable classrooms in America. Bramante’s unconventional class at Connecticut’s prestigious yet diverse Greenwich High School has no curriculum, tests, textbooks or lectures, and is equal parts elite research lab, student counseling office and teenage hangout spot. United by a passion to learn, Mr. B.’s band of whiz kids set out every year to conquer the brutally competitive science fair circuit. They have won the top prize at the Google Science Fair, made discoveries that eluded scientists three times their age, and been invited to the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm.

The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell - Business, Entertainment, Essays, Humor, Letters, Memoir, Nonfiction, Reference, Writing

Melville House | 9781612197241 | Published September 4, 2018

The funny and fascinating memoir of Bythell's experiences at the helm of The Bookshop, Scotland's largest second hand bookstore --- and the delightfully unusual staff members, eccentric customers, odd townsfolk and surreal buying trips that make up his life there.

The Forbidden Place by Susanne Jansson - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538713051 | Published September 4, 2018

In the North Swedish wetlands lies Mossmarken: the village on the edge of the mire where, once upon a time, people came to leave offerings to the gods. Biologist Nathalie came in order to study the peat bogs. But she has a secret: Mossmarken was once her home, a place where terrible things happened. She has returned at last, determined to confront her childhood trauma and find out the truth. Soon after her arrival, she finds an unconscious man out on the marsh, his pockets filled with gold --- just like the ancient human sacrifices. A grave is dug in the mire, which vanishes a day after. And as the police investigate, the bodies start to surface. Is the mire calling out for sacrifices, as the superstitious locals claim? Or is it an all-too-human evil?

The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White - Historical Mystery, Historical Thriller, History, Mystery, Nonfiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062642455 | Published September 4, 2018

Her finances are in dire straits and bestselling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her Alzheimer’s-stricken mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history. Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langford, a recently disgraced Member of Parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe.

The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling - Fiction, Motherhood, Women's Fiction

MCD | 9780374164836 | Published September 4, 2018

In Lydia Kiesling’s razor-sharp debut novel, THE GOLDEN STATE, we accompany Daphne, bucking under the weight of being a single parent, she flees her sensible but strained life in San Francisco for the high desert of Altavista with her toddler. Daphne takes refuge in a mobile home left to her by her grandparents in hopes that the quiet will bring clarity. Among others, she meets Cindy, a neighbor who is active in a secessionist movement, and befriends the elderly Alice, who has traveled to Altavista as she approaches the end of her life. When her relationships with these women culminate in a dangerous standoff, Daphne must reconcile her inner narrative with the reality of a deeply divided world. 

The Lost Queen by Signe Pike - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Touchstone | 9781501191411 | Published September 4, 2018

In a land of mountains and mist, tradition and superstition, Languoreth and her brother Lailoken are raised in the Old Way of their ancestors. But in Scotland, a new religion is rising, one that brings disruption, bloodshed and riot. When conflict brings the hero Emrys Pendragon to her father’s door, Languoreth finds love with one of his warriors. Her deep connection to Maelgwn is forged by enchantment, but she is promised in marriage to Rhydderch, son of a Christian king. As Languoreth is catapulted into a world of violence and political intrigue, she must learn to adapt. Together with her brother Languoreth must assume her duty to fight for the preservation of the Old Way and the survival of her kingdom, or risk the loss of them both forever.

The Man Who Came Uptown by George Pelecanos - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316479820 | Published September 4, 2018

Michael Hudson spends the long days in prison devouring books given to him by the prison's librarian, a young woman named Anna who develops a soft spot for her best student. Anna keeps passing Michael books until one day he disappears, suddenly released after a private detective manipulated a witness in Michael's trial. When Michael is released, he realizes the difficulty in balancing the hard choice between the temptation of crime and doing what's right. Trying to balance his new job, his love of reading and the debt he owes to the man who got him released, Michael struggles to figure out his place in this new world before he loses control.

The Parting Gift by Evan Fallenberg - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Inspirational, Jewish Interest, Judiasm, Literary, Literary Fiction, Literary Mystery, Literature, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Religion, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Suspense, Thriller

Other Press | 9781590519431 | Published September 4, 2018

This erotic tale of jealousy, obsession and revenge is suffused with the rich flavors and intoxicating scents of Israel’s Mediterranean coast. An unnamed narrator writes a letter to an old college friend, Adam, with whom he has been staying since his abrupt return to the States from Israel. Now that the narrator is moving on to a new location, he finally reveals the events that led him to Adam’s door, set in motion by a chance encounter with Uzi, a spice merchant whose wares had developed a cult following. As he becomes increasingly entangled in Uzi’s life --- and by extension the lives of Uzi’s ex-wife and children --- his passion turns sinister, ultimately threatening all around him.

Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall - Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781478948568 | Published September 4, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Ellen falls under the spell of glamorous newcomer, Sasha. As Ellen is welcomed into Sasha's family, she doesn't see the darkness that lies beneath their musical, bohemian lifestyle. At a New Year's Eve party, events come to a dramatic head, resulting in a court case (in which Ellen is a key witness) that means family life at the Corner House will never be the same again. When Sasha disappears, Ellen is faced with the idea of finding out the truth about what really happened on New Year's Eve 12 years ago. This puts Ellen in terrible danger, and forces her to confront not only the past, but how well she really knows her best friend.

When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Park Row | 9780778330783 | Published September 4, 2018

Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that causes her to doubt everything she’s ever known. Finding herself suddenly at the center of a bizarre mystery, Jessie tumbles down a rabbit hole, which is only exacerbated by grief and a relentless lack of sleep. Meanwhile, twenty years earlier and two hundred and fifty miles away, another woman’s split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie’s secret past. Has Jessie’s whole life been a lie or have her delusions gotten the best of her?

Robert B. Parker's Colorblind by Reed Farrel Coleman - Crime, Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399574948 | Published September 11, 2018

Jesse Stone is back on the job after a stint in rehab, and the road to recovery is immediately made bumpy by a series of disturbing and apparently racially motivated crimes, beginning with the murder of an African American woman. Then, Jesse's own deputy Alisha --- the first black woman hired by the Paradise police force--becomes the target of a sophisticated frame-up. As he and his team work tirelessly to unravel the truth, he has to wonder if this is just one part of an even grander plot, one with an end game more destructive than any of them can imagine.

The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of World War II by Antony Beevor - History, Military, Nonfiction

Viking | 9780525429821 | Published September 11, 2018

On September 17, 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the groaning roar of airplane engines. He went out onto his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders, carrying the legendary American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and the British 1st Airborne Division. Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept, but could it have ever worked? The cost of failure was horrendous, above all for the Dutch who risked everything to help. German reprisals were pitiless and cruel, and lasted until the end of the war.

A Borrowing of Bones: A Mystery by Paula Munier - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250153036 | Published September 11, 2018

After their last deployment, when she got shot, her fiancé Martinez got killed and his bomb-sniffing dog Elvis got depressed, soldier Mercy Carr and Elvis were both sent home, her late lover’s last words ringing in her ears: “Take care of my partner.” Together the two former military police --- one 29-year-old two-legged female with wounds deeper than skin and one handsome five-year-old four-legged Malinois with canine PTSD --- march off their grief mile after mile in the beautiful remote Vermont wilderness. Even on the Fourth of July weekend, when all of Northshire celebrates with fun and frolic and fireworks, it’s just another walk in the woods for Mercy and Elvis --- until the dog alerts to explosives and they find a squalling baby abandoned near a shallow grave filled with what appear to be human bones.

Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer by Lisa McCubbin - Biography, Fitness, Health, Health/Fitness, Memoir, Politics, Women's History

Gallery Books | 9781501164682 | Published September 11, 2018

BETTY FORD: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is the inspiring story of an ordinary Midwestern girl thrust onto the world stage and into the White House under extraordinary circumstances. Setting a precedent as First Lady, Betty Ford refused to be silenced by her critics as she publicly championed equal rights for women, and spoke out about issues that had previously been taboo --- breast cancer, depression, abortion and sexuality. Privately, there were signs something was wrong. After a painful intervention by her family, she admitted to an addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs. Lisa McCubbin also brings to light Gerald and Betty Ford’s sweeping love story: from Michigan to the White House.

Burning Ridge: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by Margaret Mizushima - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683317784 | Published September 11, 2018

Colorado’s Redstone Ridge is a place of extraordinary beauty, but this rugged mountain wilderness harbors a horrifying secret. When a charred body is discovered in a shallow grave on the ridge, officer Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are called in to spearhead the investigation. But this is no ordinary crime --- and it soon becomes clear that Mattie has a close personal connection to the dead man. Joined by local veterinarian Cole Walker, the pair scours the mountaintop for evidence and makes another gruesome discovery: the skeletonized remains of two adults and a child. And then, the unthinkable happens. Could Mattie become the next victim in the murderer’s deadly game?

Crudo by Olivia Laing - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Humor, Literary, Literary Fiction, Literature, Satire, Women's Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393652727 | Published September 11, 2018

From a Tuscan hotel for the superrich to a Brexit-paralyzed United Kingdom, Kathy spends the first summer of her 40s adjusting to the idea of a lifelong commitment. But it’s not only Kathy who’s changing. Fascism is on the rise, truth is dead, the planet is heating up, and Trump is tweeting the world ever-closer to nuclear war. How do you make art, let alone a life, when one rogue tweet could end it all?

Frank and Al: FDR, Al Smith, and the Unlikely Alliance That Created the Modern Democratic Party by Terry Golway - Biography, History, Leadership, Memoir, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250089649 | Published September 11, 2018

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Democratic Party was bitterly split between its urban machines --- representing Catholics and Jews, ironworkers and seamstresses, from the tenements of the northeast and Midwest --- and its populists and patricians, rooted in the soil and the Scriptures, enforcers of cultural, political, and religious norms. The chasm between the two factions seemed unbridgeable. But just before the Roaring ‘20s, Al Smith, a proud son of the Tammany Hall political machine, and Franklin Roosevelt, a country squire, formed an unlikely alliance that transformed the Democratic Party. In 1932, Smith and FDR ran against each other for the Democratic presidential nomination, setting off one of the great feuds in American history.

Home After Dark by David Small - Comic Books, Gay & Lesbian, Graphic Novel, Literary, Literature

Liveright | 9780871403155 | Published September 11, 2018

Thirteen-year-old Russell Pruitt, abandoned by his mother, follows his father to sun-splashed California in search of a dream. Suddenly forced to fend for himself, Russell struggles to survive in Marshfield, a dilapidated town haunted by a sadistic animal killer and a ring of malicious boys who bully Russell for being “queer.” Rescued from his booze-swilling father by Wen and Jian Mah, a Chinese immigrant couple who long for a child, Russell betrays their generosity by running away with their restaurant’s proceeds.

Katerina by James Frey - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781982101442 | Published September 11, 2018

At its center are a young writer and a young model on the verge of fame, both reckless, impulsive, addicted and deeply in love. Twenty-five years later, the writer is rich, famous and numb, and he wants to drive his car into a tree, when he receives an anonymous message that draws him back to the life, and possibly the love, he abandoned years prior. Written in the same percussive, propulsive, dazzling, breathtaking style as A MILLION LITTLE PIECES, KATERINA echoes and complements that most controversial of memoirs, and plays with the same issues of fiction and reality that created, nearly destroyed and then recreated James Frey in the American imagination.

Lies by T.M. Logan - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250182265 | Published September 11, 2018

It’s the evening drive home from work, a route Joe Lynch has taken a 100 times with his young son. But when he unexpectedly sees his wife’s car ahead of them, he decides to follow her --- and ends up witnessing her secret rendezvous with another man. The encounter will tear two families apart and leave an innocent man set up to take the fall for a murder. Joe finds himself in the sights of a ruthless killer determined to destroy everything he treasures. He will do whatever it takes to protect his family, but as the net tightens around him, his life begins to fall apart. Soon, Joe is in a life or death struggle with a cunning opponent who is always one step ahead.

Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit by Amy Stewart - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction, Literature, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328736512 | Published September 11, 2018

After a year on the job, New Jersey’s first female deputy sheriff has collared criminals, demanded justice for wronged women, and gained notoriety nationwide for her exploits. But on one stormy night, everything falls apart. While transporting a woman to an insane asylum, Deputy Kopp discovers something deeply troubling about her story. Before she can investigate, another inmate bound for the asylum breaks free and tries to escape. In both cases, Constance runs instinctively toward justice. But the fall of 1916 is a high-stakes election year, and any move she makes could jeopardize Sheriff Heath’s future --- and her own. Although Constance is not on the ballot, her controversial career makes her the target of political attacks.

Nomad by James Swallow - Espionage, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Forge Books | 9780765395115 | Published September 11, 2018

Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Dane the only survivor --- and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 --- he's forced into the front line. Matters spiral out of control when the evidence points toward Dane as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name. With nowhere to turn to for help and no one left to trust, Marc is forced to rely on the elusive Rubicon group and their operative Lucy Keyes. Ex US Army, Lucy also knows what it's like to be an outsider, and she's got the skills that Dane needs.

Ordinary People by Diana Evans - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction, Literature

Liveright | 9781631494819 | Published September 11, 2018

In a crooked house in South London, Melissa feels increasingly that she’s defined solely by motherhood, while Michael mourns the former thrill of their romance. In the suburbs, Stephanie’s aspirations for bliss on the commuter belt, coupled with her white middle-class upbringing, compound Damian’s itch for a bigger life catalyzed by the death of his activist father. Longtime friends from the years when passion seemed permanent, the couples have stayed in touch, gathering for births and anniversaries, bonding over discussions of politics, race and art. But as bonds fray, the lines once clearly marked by wedding bands aren’t so simply defined.

Shadow Tyrants: A Novel of the Oregon Files by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison - Adventure, Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735219069 | Published September 11, 2018

Nearly 2,000 years ago, an Eastern emperor charged a small group with safeguarding secrets powerful enough to change the history of mankind. They went down in legend as the Nine Unknown Men --- and now two rival factions of their descendants are fighting a mighty battle. Both sides think they are saving the world, but their tactics could very well bring about the end of humankind. Soon, Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives aboard the Oregon find themselves trapped between two power-hungry adversaries, both of whom are willing to use shocking means to accomplish their goals.

She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

Graywolf Press | 9781555978174 | Published September 11, 2018

Wayétu Moore’s debut novel reimagines the dramatic story of Liberia’s early years through three characters who share an uncommon bond. Gbessa, exiled from the West African village of Lai, is starved, bitten by a viper and left for dead, but still she survives. June Dey, raised on a plantation in Virginia, hides his unusual strength until a confrontation with the overseer forces him to flee. Norman Aragon, the child of a white British colonizer and a Maroon slave from Jamaica, can fade from sight when the earth calls him. When the three meet in the settlement of Monrovia, their gifts help them salvage the tense relationship between the African American settlers and the indigenous tribes, as a new nation forms around them.