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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 2020

Hardcover

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez - Fiction

Algonquin Books | 9781643750255 | Published April 7, 2020

Antonia Vega, an immigrant writer, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: her bighearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. Antonia has always sought direction in the literature she loves --- lines from her favorite authors play in her head like a soundtrack --- but now she finds that the world demands more of her than words. She finds herself filled with questions she'd never had before: What do we owe those in crisis in our families, including --- maybe especially --- members of our human family? How do we live in a broken world without losing faith in one another or ourselves? And how do we stay true to those glorious souls we have lost?

Broken by Don Winslow - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062988904 | Published April 7, 2020

six intense short novels connected by the themes of crime, corruption, vengeance, justice, loss, betrayal, guilt and redemption: a world of high-level thieves and low-life crooks, obsessed cops struggling with life on and off the job, private detectives, dope dealers, bounty hunters and fugitives, the lost souls driving without headlights through the dark night on the American criminal highway.

Camp Girls: Fireside Lessons on Friendship, Courage and Loyalty by Iris Krasnow - Memoir, Nonfiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538732267 | Published April 7, 2020

Iris Krasnow was 8 years old when she first attended sleep-away camp, building lasting friendships and essential life skills amid the towering pine trees and open skies of Wisconsin. Decades later, she returned to Camp Agawak as a staff member to help resurrect Agalog, the camp's defunct magazine that she wrote for as a child. There, she revisits the activities she loved as a young girl: singing songs around a campfire, swimming in a pristine lake, sleeping under the stars-experiences that continue to fill her with wisdom and perspective.

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth - Fantasy, Fiction

John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780358164081 | Published April 7, 2020

Fifteen years ago, five ordinary teenagers were singled out by a prophecy to take down an impossibly powerful entity wreaking havoc across North America. He was known as the Dark One. Chosen Ones, as the teens were known, gave everything they had to defeat him. After the Dark One fell, the world went back to normal... for everyone but them. After all, what do you do when you’re the most famous people on Earth, your only education was in magical destruction, and your purpose in life is now fulfilled? Of the five, Sloane has had the hardest time adjusting. Everyone else blames the PTSD but really, she’s hiding secrets from them. On the 10th anniversary of the Dark One’s defeat, something unthinkable happens: one of the Chosen Ones dies. When the others gather for the funeral, they discover the Dark One’s ultimate goal was much bigger than anyone could have foretold. And this time, fighting back might take more than Sloane has to give.

Lincon on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington by Ted Widmer - Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781476739434 | Published April 7, 2020

As a divided nation plunges into the deepest crisis in its history, Abraham Lincoln boards a train for Washington and his inauguration --- an inauguration Southerners have vowed to prevent by any means necessary. Drawing on new research, this account reveals the President-Elect as a work in progress, showing him on the verge of greatness, foiling an assassination attempt and forging an unbreakable bond with the American people.

Revenge by James Patterson and Andrew Holmes - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538700716 | Published April 7, 2020

Former SAS soldier David Shelley was part of the most covert operations team in the special forces. Now settling down to civilian life in London, he has plans for a safer and more stable existence. But the shocking death of a young woman Shelley once helped protect puts those plans on hold. When they discover that Emma had fallen into a dark and seedy world of drugs and online pornography, the father demands retribution. But his desire for revenge will make enemies of people that even Shelley may not be able to protect them from, and take them into a war from which there may be no escape.

Sin Eater by Megan Campisi - Fiction, Historical Mystery

Atria | 9781982124106 | Published April 7, 2020

For the crime of stealing bread, fourteen-year-old May receives a life sentence: she must become a Sin Eater --- a shunned woman, brutally marked, whose fate is to hear the final confessions of the dying, eat ritual foods symbolizing their sins as a funeral rite, and thereby shoulder their transgressions to grant their souls access to heaven. Orphaned and friendless, apprenticed to an older Sin Eater who cannot speak to her, May must make her way in a dangerous and cruel world she barely understands. When a deer heart appears on the coffin of a royal governess who did not confess to the dreadful sin it represents, the older Sin Eater refuses to eat it. She is taken to prison, tortured, and killed. To avenge her death, May must find out who placed the deer heart on the coffin and why.

Strike Me Down by Mindy Mejia - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781982133238 | Published April 7, 2020

Nora Trier catches thieves. As a forensic accountant and partner in her downtown Minneapolis firm, she’s unearthed millions in every corner of the world. She prides herself on her independence, the most essential currency of accounting, until her firm is hired by Strike, an anti-corporate, feminist athletic empire.Days before hosting a major kickboxing tournament with twenty million dollars in prize money.
However it’s discovered that the money is missing. Strike hires Nora’s firm to find both the thief and the money but Nora has a secret connection to Strike that threatens her independence.

The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni - Fiction, Literary

William Morrow | 9780062912756 | Published April 7, 2020

It feels like a fairy tale when Alberta "Bert” Monte receives a letter addressed to “Countess Alberta Montebianco” at her Hudson Valley, New York, home that claims she’s inherited a noble title, money and a castle in Italy. While Bert is more than a little skeptical, the mystery of her aristocratic family’s past and the chance to escape her stressful life for a luxury holiday in Italy, is too good to pass up. But her ancestry has a dark side, and as Bert begins to unravel the Montebianco secrets, she begins to realize her true inheritance lies not in a legacy of ancestral treasures, but in her very genes.

The Astonishing Life of August March by Aaron Jackson - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Harper | 9780062939388 | Published April 7, 2020

Abandoned as an infant by his actress mother in her theater dressing room, August March was raised by an ancient laundress. Highly intelligent, a tad feral, August is a true child of the theater --- able to recite Shakespeare before he knew the alphabet. But like all productions, August’s wondrous time inside the theater comes to a close, and he finds himself in the wilds of postwar New York City, where he quickly rises from pickpocket street urchin to star student at the stuffiest boarding school in the nation. As he grows up, his heart begins to yearn for love --- which he may or may not finally find in Penny, a clever and gifted con artist.

The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah - Fiction

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781324003380 | Published April 7, 2020

A uniquely American story told in powerful, evocative prose, THE BEAUTY OF YOUR FACE navigates a country growing ever more divided. Afaf Rahman, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, is the principal of Nurrideen School for Girls, a Muslim school in the Chicago suburbs. One morning, a shooter --- radicalized by the online alt-right --- attacks the school. As Afaf listens to his terrifying progress, we are swept back through her memories: the bigotry she faced as a child, her mother’s dreams of returning to Palestine, and the devastating disappearance of her older sister that tore her family apart. Still, there is the sweetness of the music from her father’s oud, and the hope and community Afaf finally finds in Islam.

The Children's Block: Based on a True Story from an Auschwitz Survivor by Otto Kraus - Fiction, History, Holocaust

Pegasus Books | 9781643133287 | Published April 7, 2020

Alex Ehren is poet, a prisoner, and a teacher in block 31 in Auschwitz-Birkenau, also known as the Children’s Block. He spends his days trying to survive and illegally giving lessons to his young charges, all while shielding them as best he can from the impossible horrors of the camp. But trying to teach the children is not the only illicit activity that Alex is involved in. Alex is keeping a diary...

The German Heiress by Anika Scott - Fiction, Historical Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062937728 | Published April 7, 2020

Clara Falkenberg earned the nickname “the Iron Fräulein” during World War II for her role operating her family’s ironworks empire. With nowhere else to run to, she decides to return home and take refuge with her dear friend, Elisa. she arrives home to discover the city in ruins, and Elisa missing. As Clara begins tracking down Elisa, she encounters Jakob, a charismatic young man working on the black market, who, for his own reasons, is also searching for Elisa. Clara and Jakob soon discover how they might help each other --- if only they can stay ahead of the officer determined to make Clara answer for her actions during the war.

The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry - Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781982121433 | Published April 7, 2020

Meet Roxy. She’s a sometimes vegan, always broke artist with a heart the size of Texas and an ex living in her spare bedroom. Her life is messy, but with the help of a few good friends and by the grace of the goddess Venus she’ll discover that good sex, true love and her life’s purpose are all closer than she realizes. Roxy writes letters, to her hapless, rent-avoidant ex-boyfriend --- Everett. As her letters become less about overdue rent and more about the state of her life, Roxy realizes she’s ready to be the heroine of her own story.

The Silent Treatment by Abbie Greaves - Family Life, Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062933843 | Published April 7, 2020

By all appearances, Frank and Maggie share a happy, loving marriage. But for the past six months, they have not spoken. Maggie isn’t sure what, exactly, provoked Frank’s silence, though she has a few ideas. Then Frank finds Maggie collapsed in the kitchen, unconscious, an empty package of sleeping pills on the table. Rushed to the hospital, she is placed in a medically induced coma while the doctors assess the damage. Though he is overwhelmed at the thought of losing his wife, will Frank be able to find his voice once again --- and explain his withdrawal --- or is it too late?

The Third Sister by Sara Blaedel - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538763292 | Published April 7, 2020

Ilka Jensen's life is in chaos. The funeral home she inherited after her estranged father's death is bankrupt. Her new business partner, Artie, lies unconscious in the hospital after a savage attack by mysterious assailants and her father's second wife is in prison. Just as Ilka learns a shocking revelation about her father, two menacing strangers turn up at the funeral home --- dangerous men who mean to draw her further into a world of secrets, betrayal and murder. Ilka sets off on a twisting journey to confront the truth about the man who abandoned her as a child. But the long-buried secrets of her father's past are more tangled and perilous than Ilka could ever imagine...

Three Hours in Paris by Cara Black - Espionage, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Soho Crime | 9781641290418 | Published April 7, 2020

Kate Rees, a young American markswoman, has been recruited by British intelligence to drop into Paris with a dangerous assignment: assassinate the Führer. Wrecked by grief after a Luftwaffe bombing killed her husband and infant daughter, she is armed with a rifle, a vendetta, and a fierce resolve. But other than rushed and rudimentary instruction, she has no formal spy training. Thrust into the red-hot center of the war, a country girl from rural Oregon finds herself holding the fate of the world in her hands. When Kate misses her mark and the plan unravels, Kate is on the run for her life --- all the time wrestling with the suspicion that the whole operation was a set-up. In this gripping story one young woman must find within herself the temerity --- and drive --- to take on Hitler himself.

You and Me and Us by Alison Hammer - Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062993861 | Published April 7, 2020

Alexis Gold knows how to put the “work” in working mom. It’s the “mom” part that she’s been struggling with lately. Since opening her own advertising agency three years ago, Alexis has all but given up on finding a good work/life balance. Instead, she’s handed over the household reins to her supportive, loving partner, Tommy. Their world changes in an instant when Tommy receives a terminal cancer diagnosis, and Alexis realizes everything she’s worked relentlessly for doesn’t matter without him.

The House of Kennedy by James Patterson - Biography, Nonfiction

Little Brown and Company | 9780316454483 | Published April 13, 2020

The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel, living by the dual family mottos: "To whom much is given, much is expected" and "Win at all costs." And they do --- but at a price. Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have occupied a unique place in the American imagination: charmed, cursed, at once familiar and unknowable. THE HOUSE OF KENNEDY is a revealing, fascinating account of America's most storied family, as told by America's most trusted storyteller.

A Shadow Intelligence (An Elliot Kane Thriller) by Oliver Harris - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780358206651 | Published April 14, 2020

There is a dark side to MI6 that needs men like Elliot Kane --- volatile, inquisitive, free-floating --- in the field. Kane has spent 15 years managing events overseas that never make the papers. But when the woman he loves, another operative named Joanna Lake, vanishes without a trace in Kazakhstan, he is forced center stage in his own life. Drawn ever deeper into a realm of deception and conflicting agendas, Kane moves from merely infiltrating events to steering them. While he's well-versed in modern psychological warfare, snowbound Kazakhstan presents unique challenges --- poised between China, Russia, and the West, dictatorship and democracy, state intelligence and an increasingly powerful world of private agencies, it’s impossible to work out who is manipulating whom. And Kane’s not the only one trying to figure out where Joanna Lake has gone or what she learned before disappearing.

Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir by Madeleine Albright - Autobiography, Biography, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062802255 | Published April 14, 2020

In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America’s first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. “I don’t want to be remembered,” she answered. “I am still here and have much more I intend to do. As difficult as it might seem, I want every stage of my life to be more exciting than the last.” In that time of transition, the former Secretary considered the possibilities: she could write, teach, travel, give speeches, start a business, fight for democracy, help to empower women, campaign for favored political candidates, spend more time with her grandchildren. Instead of choosing one or two, she decided to do it all. Since leaving the State Department, she has blazed her own trail --- and given voice to millions who yearn for respect.

No Going Back by Sheena Kamal - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062869760 | Published April 14, 2020

 

Nora Watts has a talent for seeing what lies beneath strangers’ surfaces. Somehow, it’s the people closest to her she has trouble truly connecting with. In the case of Bonnie, the teenage daughter Nora gave up for adoption, she has to keep trying. For Bonnie has a target on her back --- and it’s all because of Nora. Two years ago, Bonnie was kidnapped by the wealthy Zhang family. Though Nora rescued her, she made a powerful enemy in Dao, a mysterious triad enforcer and former head of the Zhangs’ private security. Now Dao is out for revenge, and she needs to track him down in order to keep herself --- and Bonnie --- safe. On Dao’s trail, Nora forms an unlikely partnership with Bernard Lam, an eccentric playboy billionaire with his own mysterious grudge to bear, and reunites with Jon Brazuca, ex-cop turned private investigator. From Canada to southeast Asia they pursue Dao, uncovering a shadowy criminal cabal.

Passage West by Rishi Reddi - Fiction

Harper | 9780062563293 | Published April 14, 2020

1914: Ram Singh arrives in the Imperial Valley on the Mexican border, reluctantly accepting his friend Karak's offer of work and partnership in a small cantaloupe farm. Fleeing violence in Oregon, Ram desperately longs to return to his wife and newborn son in Punjab but he is duty bound to make his fortune first. In the Valley, American settlement is still new and the rules are ever shifting. Alongside Karak, Jivan and his wife, Kishen, and Amarjeet, a U.S. soldier, Ram struggles to farm in the unforgiving desert. When he meets an alluring woman who fought in Mexico's revolution, he strives to stay true to his wife. The stakes are high and times are desperat, just one bad harvest or stolen crop could destabilize a family. And as anti-immigrant sentiment rises among white residents.

Perfect Tunes by Emily Gould - Fiction

Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster | 9781501197499 | Published April 14, 2020

It’s the early days of the new millennium, and Laura has arrived in New York City’s East Village in the hopes of recording her first album. A songwriter with a one-of-a-kind talent, she’s just beginning to book gigs with her beautiful best friend when she falls hard for a troubled but magnetic musician whose star is on the rise. Their time together is stormy and short-lived Fifteen years later, Laura’s teenage daughter, Marie, is asking questions about her father, questions that Laura does not want to answer. Laura has built a stable life in Brooklyn that bears little resemblance to the one she envisioned when she left Ohio all those years ago, and she’s taken pains to close the door on what was and what might have been. But neither her best friend, now a famous musician who relies on Laura’s songwriting skills, nor her depressed and searching daughter will let her give up on her dreams.

Have You Seen Me? by Kate White - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper Paperbacks | 9780062747471 | Published April 28, 2020

On a cold, rainy morning, finance journalist Ally Linden arrives soaked to the bone at her Manhattan office, only to find that she’s forgotten her keycard. When her boss shows, he’s shocked to see her --- because she hasn’t worked there in five years.Ally knows her name, but is having trouble coming up with much beyond that. After a trip to the psychiatric ER, she begins to piece together important facts: she lives on the Upper West Side; she’s now a freelance journalist; she’s married to a terrific man named Hugh. Diagnosed as having experienced a dissociative state, she starts to wonder if it may have been triggered by something she saw or if a trauma from her childhood has risen to the surface. Desperate for answers, Ally tries to track where she spent the missing days.