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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 2018


Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb - Fiction, Gothic

Lake Union Publishing | 9781503900820 | Published November 1, 2018

After the end of her marriage, Kate Granger has retreated to her parents’ home on Lake Superior to pull herself together --- only to discover the body of a murdered woman washed into the shallows. Tucked in the folds of the woman’s curiously vintage gown is an infant, as cold and at peace as its mother. No one can identify the woman. Except for Kate. She’s seen her before. In her dreams...One hundred years ago, a love story ended in tragedy, its mysteries left unsolved. It’s time for the lake to give up its secrets. As each mystery unravels, it pulls Kate deeper into the eddy of a haunting folktale that has been handed down in whispers over generations. Now, it’s Kate’s turn to listen.

River Bodies by Karen Katchur - Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural

Thomas & Mercer | 9781503902398 | Published November 1, 2018

A body just turned up in the small town of Portland, Pennsylvania. The crime is eerily similar to a 22-year-old cold case: another victim, brutally murdered, found in the Delaware River. Lead detective Parker Reed is intent on connecting the two murders, but the locals are on lockdown, revealing nothing. The past meets the present when Becca Kingsley, who returns to Portland to be with her estranged but dying father, runs into Parker, her childhood love. Becca’s quickly drawn into the case, and she starts questioning all her past relationships, including one with a man who’s watched over her for years. For the first time, she wonders if he’s more predator than protector.

Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Penguin | 9780399593512 | Published November 5, 2018

Jack Reacher is on a country road deep in the New England woods when he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What’s one extra day? and takes the detour.The next morning, in the city clerk’s office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He’s told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He’s always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders --- Was he ever there in the first place? As Reacher explores his father’s life, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense…and deadly.

The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War by Andrew Delbanco - History, Nonfiction

Penguin Press | 9781594204050 | Published November 6, 2018

By 1850, with America on the verge of collapse, Congress reached what it hoped was a solution --- the Compromise of 1850, which required that fugitive slaves be returned to their masters. It was a deal by which white Americans tried to advance their interests at the expense of black Americans. Yet the Fugitive Slave Act, intended to preserve the Union, set the nation on the path to civil war. It divided not only the American nation, but also the hearts and minds of Americans who struggled with the timeless problem of when to submit to an unjust law and when to resist. The fugitive slave story illuminates what brought us to war with ourselves and the terrible legacies of slavery that are with us still.

A Christmas Revelation by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Penguin | 9780399179945 | Published November 6, 2018

Nine-year-old Worm has never experienced a family Christmas. But thanks to a job at Hester Monk’s clinic, he’s found a makeshift family in kindly Miss Claudine Burroughs and curmudgeonly old bookkeeper Squeaky Robinson.When Worm witnesses the abduction of a beautiful woman by a pair of ruffians, he turns to Squeaky for help. Squeaky knows the perils of interfering in nasty business, but he can’t bear to disappoint Worm --- or leave the boy to attempt a rescue on his own. However, the damsel in distress already has her dilemma well in hand --- taking steps to bring her captors to justice for crimes far worse than kidnapping. But the cunning and deadly rogues are not to be underestimated. The aid of cynical old Squeaky and hopeful young Worm just might make the difference between a merry triumph over evil and a terrible yuletide tragedy.

A Forever Family: Fostering Change One Child at a Time written by Rob Scheer, contributed by Jon Sternfeld - Memoir, Nonfiction

Gallery/Jeter Publishing | 9781501196638 | Published November 6, 2018

Growing up in an abusive household before his placement in foster care, Rob Scheer had all the odds stacked against him. Kicked out of his foster family’s home within weeks after turning 18 --- with a year left of high school to go --- he had to resort to sleeping in his car and in public bathrooms. He suffered from drug addiction and battled with depression, never knowing when his next meal would be or where he would sleep at night. But by true perseverance, he was able to find his own path and achieve his wildest dreams.

An Almost Perfect Christmas by Nina Stibbe - Family, Humor, Marriage

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316415811 | Published November 6, 2018

“My mother is not a foodie. But for as long as I can remember, once a year, she becomes possessed of a profound and desperate need to serve up a perfect roast turkey. Faced with a walk into the village though, she might think 'oh, f*** it' and decide to get a frozen one from Bejams on the 23rd and leave it to defrost in the downstairs toilet for not quite 48 hours." From dry turkeys to Christmas pudding fires, from the round robin code of conduct to the risks and rewards of re-gifting, AN ALMOST PERFECT CHRISTMAS is an ode to the joy and insanity of the most wonderful time of the year.

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good written by Helene Tursten, translated by Marlaine Delargy - Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories, Suspense

Soho Crime | 9781641290111 | Published November 6, 2018

Ever since her darling father’s untimely death when she was only 18, Maud has lived in the family’s spacious apartment in downtown Gothenburg rent-free, thanks to a minor clause in a hastily negotiated contract. That was how Maud learned that good things can come from tragedy. Now in her late 80s, Maud contents herself with traveling the world and surfing the net from the comfort of her father’s ancient armchair. But when the local authorities are called to investigate a murder in her apartment complex, will Maud be able to avoid suspicion, or will Detective Inspector Irene Huss see through her charade?

Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II by James Holland - History, Nonfiction

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802128393 | Published November 6, 2018

Acclaimed World War II historian James Holland chronicles the massive air battle through the experiences of those who lived and died during it. Prior to Big Week, the air forces on both sides were in crisis. Allied raids into Germany were being decimated, but German resources were strained to the breaking point. Ultimately new Allied aircraft and superior tactics won out during Big Week. Through interviews, oral histories, diaries and official records, Holland follows the fortunes of pilots, crew and civilians on both sides, taking readers from command headquarters to fighter cockpits to anti-aircraft positions and civilian chaos on the ground. In the end, the six days of intense air battles largely cleared the skies of enemy aircraft when the invasion took place on June 6, 1944 --- D-Day.

Evening in Paradise: More Stories by Lucia Berlin - Fiction, Short Stories

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374279486 | Published November 6, 2018

In 2015, FSG published A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN, a posthumous story collection by a relatively unknown writer, to wild, widespread acclaim. It was a New York Times bestseller; the paper’s Book Review named it one of the Ten Best Books of 2015; and NPR, Time, Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and other outlets gave the book rave reviews. EVENING IN PARADISE is a careful selection from the remaining Berlin stories --- a jewel box follow-up for Lucia Berlin’s hungry fans.

First the Thunder by Randall Silvis - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781503905481 | Published November 6, 2018

Products of their run-down Pennsylvania mining town, three brothers grapple with their lives in decline. Harvey drives a delivery truck; Stevie works odd jobs; and Will is a struggling bar owner whose wife, Laci, is edging toward desperation when her boss offers her more money…for a price. Then, in this tight circle where prosperity is rare comes a breaking point in a simple but indefensible slight. When Harvey gets shafted by his brother-in-law in a deal over a vintage Indian motorcycle, he enlists the help of Stevie and Will to set things right. But the revenge plan goes awry, and the three men stumble upon a shocking secret that, if revealed, would upend their lives.

Forever and a Day: A James Bond Novel by Anthony Horowitz - Espionage, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062872807 | Published November 6, 2018

A spy is dead. A legend is born. The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time. One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseilles, killed by an unknown hand. It’s time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organized crime. It’s time for James Bond to earn his license to kill. This is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera.

Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction, Historical Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250172501 | Published November 6, 2018

Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin...

In the Galway Silence by Ken Bruen - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802128829 | Published November 6, 2018

After much tragedy and violence, Jack Taylor has at long last landed at contentment. He has a new woman in his life, a freshly bought apartment and little sign of trouble on the horizon. Once again, trouble comes to him, this time in the form of a wealthy Frenchman who wants Jack to investigate the double-murder of his twin sons. Jack is meanwhile roped into looking after his girlfriend’s nine-year-old son, and is in for a shock with the appearance of a character out of his past. The plot is one big chess game and all of the pieces seem to be moving at the behest of one dangerously mysterious player: a vigilante called “Silence,” because he’s the last thing his victims will ever hear.

Inhuman Resources by Pierre Lemaitre - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

MacLehose Press | 9781635060812 | Published November 6, 2018

Alain Delambre is a 57-year-old former HR executive, drained by four years of hopeless unemployment. So when a major company finally invites him in for an interview, Alain is ready to do anything --- even participate in the ultimate recruitment test: a role-playing game that involves taking hostages. But if he had realized that the odds were stacked against him from the beginning, he never would have tried to land the position. Now, his fury is limitless. And what began as a role-playing game could quickly become a bloodbath.

Jeeves and the King of Clubs: A Novel in Homage to P.G. Wodehouse by Ben Schott - Fiction, Humor

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316524605 | Published November 6, 2018

The misadventures of P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster and his incomparable valet, Jeeves, have delighted audiences for nearly a century. Now, bestselling author Ben Schott brings this odd couple back to life in a madcap new adventure. In this escapade, the Junior Ganymede Club (Jeeves's association of butlers and valets) is revealed to be an arm of the British intelligence service. Jeeves must ferret out a Fascist spy, and only his hapless employer can help. Unfolding in the background are school-chum capers, affairs of the heart, drawing-room escapades, antics with aunts and sartorial set-tos.

John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court by Richard Brookhiser - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Basic Books | 9780465096220 | Published November 6, 2018

In 1801, a brilliant Revolutionary War veteran and politician became the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. He would hold the post for 34 years (still a record). Before he joined the Court, it was the weakling of the federal government. After he died, it could never be ignored again. Through three decades of dramatic cases, Marshall defended the federal government against unruly states, established the Supreme Court's right to rebuke Congress or the president and unleashed the power of American commerce. For better and for worse, he made the Supreme Court a pillar of American life. In IN JOHN MARSHALL, award-winning biographer Richard Brookhiser vividly chronicles America's greatest judge and the world he made.

Murder, She Wrote: Manuscript for Murder by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land - Fiction, Mystery

Berkley | 9780451489302 | Published November 6, 2018

Jessica Fletcher Is a bestselling novelist and amateur sleuth, and she has never had any reason to worry about her longtime publisher, Lane Barfield. When mounting evidence of financial malfeasance leads to an FBI investigation of Lane, Jessica can’t believe what she’s reading. So when Barfield turns up dead, Jessica takes on the task of proving Barfield’s innocence. Sure enough, Jessica’s lone wolf investigation turns up several oddities and inconsistencies in Barfield’s murder. Jessica knows something is being covered up, but what exactly? The trail she takes to answer that question reveals something far more nefarious afoot, involving shadowy characters from the heights of power in Washington.

Nighttown by Timothy Hallinan - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Soho Crime | 9781616957483 | Published November 6, 2018

The parameters of the job do nothing to calm his nerves. A nameless woman in an orange wig has offered Junior, a Los Angeles-based burglar, 50 grand to break into the abandoned house of a recently deceased 97-year-old recluse, Daisy Horton, and steal a doll from her collection. Junior knows no doll is worth 50K, so he figures there must be something hidden inside the doll that can get him in a heap of trouble. It doesn’t take long for Junior to realize he’s not the only one looking for the doll. When an old friend ends up murdered, Junior decides he will stop at nothing to figure out who the woman in the orange wig is, and why she wants the doll badly enough to leave a trail of bodies in her wake.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250069825 | Published November 6, 2018

Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these 10 days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks - Fiction, Literary

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781250305657 | Published November 6, 2018

American historian Hannah intends to immerse herself in World War II research in Paris, wary of paying much attention to the city where a youthful misadventure once left her dejected. But a chance encounter with Tariq, a Moroccan teenager whose visions of the City of Lights as a world of opportunity and rebirth starkly contrast with her own, disrupts her plan.

Sea of Greed by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown - Adventure, Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735219021 | Published November 6, 2018

After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects Team are tapped by the President of the United States to find out what’s gone wrong. The trail leads them to a brilliant billionaire in the alternative energy field. Her goal is the end of the oil age; her company has spent billions developing the worlds’ most advanced fuel-cell systems. But is she an environmental hero…or a rogue genetic engineer?

Solace Island by Meg Tilly - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance

Berkley | 9780440000525 | Published November 6, 2018

Maggie Harris joins her sister on Solace Island, where she hopes to recover from a broken heart. What she definitely doesn’t need on her road to recovery are Eve’s efforts to fix her up with their mysterious and alluring neighbor, Luke Benson --- even if he is incredibly handsome and desirable. Just as Maggie starts to get comfortable in her new surroundings, a car tries to run her down in the middle of the street. If it weren’t for Luke’s extremely quick reflexes, Maggie could have been killed, leading her to wonder just who exactly Luke Benson really is…

Someone Like Me by M. R. Carey - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Orbit | 9780316477420 | Published November 6, 2018

Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her two kids in a loving home. But there's another side to Liz --- one that's dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way, no matter how extreme. And when this other side of her takes control, the consequences are devastating. Love her or hate her: there are two sides to every story....

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 9780525516927 | Published November 6, 2018

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and Cassie meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother --- or even saving herself.