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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.

August 2019

Hardcover

The Inn by James Patterson and Candice Fox - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Little, Brown & Company | 9780316527583 | Published August 5, 2019

The Inn at Gloucester stands alone. Its seclusion suits former detective Bill Robinson. As long as the dozen residents pay their rent, Robinson doesn't ask any questions.Then Mitchell Cline arrives, with a deadly new way of doing business. His crew of local killers break laws, deal drugs and bring violence to the doors of the Inn. That's when Robinson realizes, with the help of journalist Susan Solie, that leaving the city is no escape from the reality of evil --- or the responsibility for action.

A Particular Kind of Black Man: A Novel by Tope Folarin - African American Interest, Family Life, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Personal Growth

Simon & Schuster | 9781501171819 | Published August 6, 2019

Living in small-town Utah has always been an uneasy fit for Tunde Akinola’s family, especially for his Nigeria-born parents. Tunde’s father, ever the optimist, works tirelessly chasing his American dream while his wife, lonely in Utah without family and friends, sinks deeper into schizophrenia. Then one otherwise-ordinary morning, Tunde’s mother wakes him with a hug, bundles him and his baby brother into the car, and takes them away from the only home they’ve ever known.

The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony by Rick Moody - Autobiography, Family Life, Love & Marriage, Memoir, Nonfiction

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781627798440 | Published August 6, 2019

At this story’s start, Moody, a recovering alcoholic and sexual compulsive with a history of depression, is also the divorced father of a beloved little girl and a man in love; his answer to the question “Would you like to be in a committed relationship?” is, fully and for the first time in his life, “Yes.” And so his second marriage begins as he emerges, humbly and with tender hopes, from the wreckage of his past, only to be battered by a stormy sea of external troubles --- miscarriages, the deaths of friends and robberies just for starters.

The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell - Biography, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Women's History

Atria Books | 9781982109585 | Published August 6, 2019

In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She’s spent her whole life in the copper-mining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risk their lives for meager salaries --- and had barely enough to put food on the table and clothes on their backs. The women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their husbands and sons deep underground each day, dreading the fateful call of the company man telling them their loved ones aren’t coming home. When Annie decides to stand up for herself, and the entire town of Calumet, nearly everyone believes she may have taken on more than she is prepared to handle.



 

All the Water in the World: A Novel by Karen Raney - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Parenting, Personal Growth

Scribner | 9781982108694 | Published August 6, 2019

ALL THE WATER IN THE WORLD is the story of a family doing its best when faced with the worst. Told in the alternating voices of Maddy and her mother Eve the narrative moves between the family’s lake house in Pennsylvania; their home in Washington, DC; and London, where Maddy’s father, Antonio, lives. Hungry for experience, Maddy seeks out her first romantic relationship, finds solace in music and art, and tracks down Antonio. She continually tests the depths and limits of her closeness with her mother, while Eve has to come to terms with the daughter she only partly knows, in a world she can’t control.

Barnum: An American Life by Robert Wilson - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Performing Arts

Simon & Schuster | 9781501118623 | Published August 6, 2019

Robert Wilson, editor of THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR, tells a gripping story in BARNUM, one that’s imbued with the same buoyant spirit as the man himself. Wilson adeptly makes the case for P. T. Barnum’s place among the icons of American history, as a figure who represented, and indeed created, a distinctly American sense of optimism, industriousness humor and relentless energy.

City of Windows by Robert Pobi - Adventure, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250293947 | Published August 6, 2019

During the worst blizzard in memory, an FBI agent in a moving SUV in New York City is killed by a nearly impossible sniper shot. Unable to pinpoint where the shot came from, as the storm rapidly wipes out evidence, the agent-in-charge Brett Kehoe turns to the one man who might be able to help them --- former FBI agent Lucas Page.

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton - Animals , Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538745823 | Published August 6, 2019

S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures. Then Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies fail to cure Big Jim's debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out with Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity's extinction has seemingly arrived and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education.

Hunter's Moon by Philip Caputo - Fiction, Friendship, Literary Fiction, Short Stories

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781627794763 | Published August 6, 2019

HUNTER'S MOON is set in Michigan’s wild, starkly beautiful Upper Peninsula, where a cast of recurring characters move into and out of each other’s lives, building friendships facing loss confronting violence trying to bury the past or seeking to unearth it. Once-a-year lovers, old high-school buddies on a hunting trip, a college professor and his wayward son, a middle-aged man and his grief-stricken father, come together break apart and if they’re fortunate find a way forward.

Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood - Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Parenting

St. Martin's Press | 9781250164223 | Published August 6, 2019

Dover, Massachusetts, 1969. Ginny Richardson's heart was torn open when her baby girl, Lucy, born with Down Syndrome, was taken from her. Under pressure from his powerful family, her husband, Ab, sent Lucy away to Willowridge, a special school for the “feeble-minded." Ab tried to convince Ginny it was for the best. That they should grieve for their daughter as though she were dead. That they should try to move on. But two years later, when Ginny's best friend, Marsha, shows her a series of articles exposing Willowridge as a hell-on-earth --- its squalid hallways filled with neglected children --- she knows she can't leave her daughter there.

Outfox by Sandra Brown - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455572199 | Published August 6, 2019

FBI agent Drex Easton is driven by a goal: to outmaneuver the conman once known as Weston Graham. Over the past 30 years, Weston has assumed many names and countless disguises, enabling him to lure eight wealthy women out of their fortunes before they disappeared without a trace. The only common trait among the victims: a new man in their life who also vanished. Drex is convinced that these women have been murdered, and that the man he knows as Weston Graham is the sociopath responsible. Jasper Ford is married to Talia Shafer. The closer he gets to the couple, the more convinced he becomes that Jasper is the predator.

The Catholic School written by (1), translated by (2) - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Thriller

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374119256 | Published August 6, 2019

Three well-off young men --- former students at Rome’s prestigious all-boys Catholic high school San Leone Magno --- brutally tortured, raped, and murdered two young women in 1975. The event, which came to be known as the Circeo massacre, shocked and captivated the country, exposing the violence and dark underbelly of the upper middle class at a moment when the traditional structures of family and religion were seen as under threat.

The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense

Ballantine Books | 9781524796747 | Published August 6, 2019

Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. He’s a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative start-ups. He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid surfer, a loving mother to their young son, and the perfect wife. He says she had a terrible accident five years ago and that, through a huge technological breakthrough, she has been brought back from the abyss. She is a miracle of science. 
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery/Scout Press | 978-1501188770 | Published August 6, 2019

When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss --- a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten --- by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare --- one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.


 

We Are All Good People Here by Susan Rebecca White - Fiction, Friendship, Literary, Literary Fiction, Politics

Atria Books | 9781451608915 | Published August 6, 2019

Eve Whalen, privileged child of an old-money Atlanta family, meets Daniella Gold in the fall of 1962, on their first day at Belmont College. Paired as roommates, the two become fast friends. Daniella, raised in Georgetown by a Jewish father and a Methodist mother, has always felt caught between two worlds. But at Belmont, her bond with Eve allows her to finally experience a sense of belonging. That is, until the girls’ expanding awareness of the South’s systematic injustice forces them to question everything they thought they knew about the world and their places in it.

The Doll Factory: A Novel by Elizabeth Macneal - Fiction, Gothic, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Atria | 9781982106768 | Published August 13, 2019

When Iris is asked to model for Pre-Raphaelite artist Louis Frost, In 1850s London, she agrees on the condition that he will also teach her to paint. Suddenly, her world begins to expand beyond her wildest dreams --- but she has no idea that evil is waiting in the shadows. Silas has only thought of one thing since that chance meeting, and his obsession is darkening by the day.

A Keeper by Graham Norton - Family, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Motherhood, Women's Fiction

Atria Books | 9781982117764 | Published August 13, 2019

When Elizabeth Keane returns to Ireland after her mother’s death, she’s focused only on saying goodbye to that dark and dismal part of her life. Her childhood home is packed solid with useless junk, her mother’s presence already fading. But within this mess, she discovers a small stash of letters --- and ultimately, the truth.

Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention by Donna Freitas - Fiction, Sociology

Little, Brown and Company | 978-0316450522 | Published August 13, 2019

Donna Freitas has lived two lives. In one life, she is a well-published author and respected scholar. In the other, she is a victim, because she was stalked by her graduate professor for more than two years. She felt at home in the library and safe in the book-lined offices of scholars whom she admired. But during her first year, one particular scholar became obsessed with Freitas' academic enthusiasm. He wouldn't go away. While his attraction was not overtly sexual, it was undeniably inappropriate, and most importantly ---unwanted. 

Inland by Téa Obreht - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Western

Random House | 9780812992861 | Published August 13, 2019

In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life --- her husband and her elder sons. She is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home. Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West.

Miami Midnight by Alex Segura - Crime, Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery

Polis Books | 978-1947993594 | Published August 13, 2019

A year has passed since Pete Fernandez’s latest, closest brush with death. After months of recovery, the newly sober Pete has managed to rebuild his life, contentedly running a small Miami bookstore and steering clear of the dangers of private eye work. So when an aging Cuban mobster asks Pete to find out who killed his drug-addicted, jazz pianist son and to locate his missing daughter-in-law, Pete balks. Until another victim suggests that the murder of the gangster’s son may be connected to the people that nearly ended Pete’s life, while revealing an unexpected, dangerous truth about the death of the Miami PI's own mother. Pulled back into the darkness and chaos he'd desperately tried to avoid, Pete finds his life derailed once more as he's forced to investigate a murder that should have never gone cold while dodging assassins' bullets and his own demons.

Play with Fire by William Shaw - Fiction, Historical Mystery, History, Mystery

Mulholland Books | 9780316563345 | Published August 13, 2019

In the summer of '69, the hard-living rockers of the British Invasion still rule London when former Rolling Stone Brian Jones is found floating in the pool of his palatial home. On a quiet residential block that should be far removed from the swinging party scene, Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen investigates the murder of a young woman. As DS Breen hones in on his prime target, he receives a pointed warning: Watch your back. Fortunately, Breen doesn't have to work alone. His partner Helen Tozer, despite the pregnancy that's interrupted her policing career, can't help being drawn into the case of a girl used and cast aside.

The Bitterroots by C.J. Box - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | Published August 13, 2019

Former sheriff’s investigator Cassie Dewell is trying to start her life over as in private practice. All that certainty changes when an old friend calls in a favor: she wants Cassie to help exonerate a man accused of assaulting a young woman from an influential family. Against her own better judgment, Cassie agrees. The Kleinsassers have ruled this part of Montana for decades and the Iron Cross Ranch is their stronghold. They want to see Blake Kleinsasser, the black sheep of the family, put away forever for the assault. As Cassie attempts to uncover the truth, she must fight against a family whose roots are tangled and deadly.

The Dearly Beloved: A Novel by Cara Wall - Family Life, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781982104528 | Published August 13, 2019

Charles and Lily, James and Nan. They meet in Greenwich Village in 1963 when Charles and James are jointly hired to steward the historic Third Presbyterian Church through turbulent times. Their personal differences however, threaten to tear them apart. Charles is destined to succeed his father as an esteemed professor of history at Harvard, until an unorthodox lecture about faith leads him to ministry. How then, can he fall in love with Lily --- fiercely intellectual, elegantly stern --- after she tells him with certainty that she will never believe in God? And yet, how can he not?

The Peaceful Valley Crime Wave: A Western Mystery by Bill Pronzini - Fiction, History, Western

Forge Books | 9780765394415 | Published August 13, 2019

Nothing much happens in Peaceful Valley, Montana. And that’s just how Sheriff Lucas Monk likes it. Aside from the occasional drunken brawl or minor disturbance out on the reservation, he hasn’t had to resort to his fists or sidearm in years. That is, until mid-October, 1914, when the theft of a wooden cigar store Indian sets off a crime wave like nothing Lucas has ever seen. Teenager Charity Axthelm goes missing, Reba Purvis’s housekeeper is poisoned with cyanide Reba is sure was meant for her and Lucas’s gut tells him that this is only the beginning. It’s not long before the first corpse shows up, bringing the peace in the valley to a thundering end.

The Cold Way Home by Julia Keller - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250191229 | Published August 20, 2019

 

Deep in the woods just outside Acker's Gap, West Virginia, rises a ragged chunk of what was once a high stone wall. This is all that remains of Wellwood, a psychiatric hospital for the poor that burned to the ground decades ago. And it is here that Bell Elkins –-- prosecutor turned private investigator --- makes a grim discovery while searching for a missing teenager: A dead body, marred by a ghastly wound that can only mean murder. To solve the mystery of what happened in these woods where she played as a child, Bell and her partners --- former sheriff Nick Fogelsong and former deputy Jake Oakes --- must confront the tangled history of Wellwood and its dark legacy, while each grapples with a private torment.