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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.

July 2020

Hardcover

Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir by Natasha Trethewey - Autobiography, Biography, Literary, Nonfiction

Ecco | 9780062248572 | Published July 1, 2020

At age 19, Natasha Trethewey had her world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma and now explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey explores this profound experience of pain, loss, and grief as an entry point into understanding the tragic course of her mother’s life and the way her own life has been shaped by a legacy of fierce love and resilience. Moving through her mother’s history in the deeply segregated South and through her own girlhood as a “child of miscegenation” in Mississippi, Trethewey plumbs her sense of dislocation and displacement in the lead-up to the harrowing crime that took place on Memorial Drive in Atlanta in 1985.
Last One Out Shut Off the Lights by Stephanie Soileau - Literary Fiction, Short Stories

Little, Brown & Company | 9780316423403 | Published July 7, 2020

In a collection whose resonant echoes abound, we meet a reluctant teenage mother who stows her baby in a closet to steal a night out; a spiteful retiree who sabotages his neighbor in the wake of a hurricane; a Pentecostal singer in a children's theater company who confronts the cultish leader of her troupe; a community of elderly Cajuns who conspire with a family of Sudanese immigrants to hide an escaped cow from the authorities; and a desperate young woman who tries to drag her brother to Mexico for surgery, determined to save his life and her own.

Notes on a Silencing : A Memoir by Lacy Crawford - Autobiography, Crime, Current Affairs, Inspirational, True Crime, Women’s Issues

Little, Brown & Company | 9780316491556 | Published July 7, 2020

When the elite St. Paul's School came under state investigation after extensive reports of sexual abuse on campus, Lacy Crawford thought she'd put behind her the assault she'd suffered decades before, when she was fifteen. When her criminal case file reopened, she saw for the first time evidence that corroborated her memories.Now a wife, mother and writer living on the other side of the country, Crawford learned that police had uncovered astonishing proof of an institutional silencing years before. Her journey that follows runs deep into the channels of shame and guilt, witness and silencing, that dictate who can speak and who is heard in American society.
The Cold Vanish: Seeking the Missing in North America's Wildlands by Jon Billman - Crime, Essays, History, Nature, True Crime

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538747575 | Published July 7, 2020

These are the stories that defy conventional logic. The proverbial vanished without a trace incidences, which happen a lot more (and a lot closer to your backyard) than almost anyone thinks.Through Jacob Gray's disappearance in Olympic National Park, and his father Randy Gray who left his life to search for him, we will learn about what happens when someone goes missing. We'll meet eccentric bloodhound-handler Duff and R.C., his flagship purebred, who began trailing with the family dog after his brother vanished in the San Gabriel Mountains. And top researcher of persons missing on public wildlands Ex-San Jose, California detective David Paulides who is also one of the world's foremost Bigfoot researchers.

Artifact by Arlene Heyman - Fiction, Literary

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781635574715 | Published July 7, 2020

Born in Michigan in the early 1940s to a taciturn mother and embittered father, Lottie is independent from the start, fascinated with the mysteries of nature and the human body. By age 16, she and her sweetheart, cheerful high school sports hero Charlie Hart, have been through a devastatingly traumatic pregnancy. When an injury ends Charlie's football career four years later, the two move to Texas hoping for a fresh start. There, torn between the vitality of the antiwar movement and her family's traditional values, Lottie discovers the joys of motherhood, and reconnects with her interest in biology and experimentation, taking a job as a lab technician. While Charlie's depression pervades their home, Lottie's instinct is toward life; though every step is a struggle, she opts for single motherhood, graduate school, a career, and eventually, a marriage that makes space for all that she is.
Bonnie by Christina Schwarz - Fiction, Literary

Atria Books | 9781476745459 | Published July 7, 2020

Born in a small town in the desolate reaches of western Texas and shaped by her girlhood in an industrial wasteland on the outskirts of Dallas, Bonnie Parker was a natural performer and a star student. She dreamed of being a movie star or a singer or a poet. But her dramatic nature, contorted by her limited opportunities and her overwhelming love for Clyde Barrow, pushed her into a course from which there was no escape but death. Infusing the psychological acuity of literary fiction with the relentless pacing of a thriller, BONNIE follows Bonnie from her bright, promising youth to her final month of shoot-outs, kidnappings, and desperate car chases through America’s hinterland in the grip of the Great Depression, as the noose of the law tightened around her.
Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland - Family Life, Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781982132460 | Published July 7, 2020

Atlantic City, 1934. Every summer, Esther and Joseph Adler rent their house out to vacationers move into the small apartment above their bakery. Despite the cramped quarters, this is the apartment where they raised their two daughters, Fannie and Florence, and it always feels like home. Now Florence has returned from college, determined to spend the summer training to swim the English Channel, and Fannie, pregnant again after recently losing a baby, is on bedrest for the duration of her pregnancy. Esther only wants to keep her daughters close and safe but there’s Fannie’s risky pregnancy and the fact that the handsome heir of a hotel notorious for its anti-Semitic policies, seems to be in love with Florence. When tragedy strikes, Esther makes the shocking decision to hide the truth --- at least until Fannie’s baby is born.
Fraternity: Stories by Benjamin Nugent - Fiction, Literary

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374158606 | Published July 7, 2020

In a Massachusetts college town stands a dilapidated colonial: Delta Zeta Chi. Here, we meet Newton, the beloved chapter president; Oprah, the sensitive reader; Petey, the treasurer, loyal to a fault; Claire, the couch-surfing dropout who hopes to sell them drugs; and a girl known, for unexpected reasons, as God. Though the living room reeks of sweat and spilled beer, the brothers know that to be inside is everything. FRATERNITY celebrates the debauched kinship of boys and girls straddling adolescence and adulthood: the drunken antics, solemn confessions, and romantic encounters that mark their first years away from home. Beneath each episode lies the dread of exclusion. The closeted Oprah’s hero worship gives way to real longing. An alienated young woman searches for a sanctuary. And the shadow of assault hovers over every sexual encounter.
Lake Life by David James Poissant - Fiction, Literary

Simon & Schuster | 9781476729992 | Published July 7, 2020

The Starling family is scattered across the country. Parents Richard and Lisa live in Ithaca, New York. Their son Michael, a salesperson, lives in Dallas with his elementary school teacher wife. Michael’s brother, Thad, an aspiring poet, makes his home in New York City with his famous painter boyfriend. For years they’ve traveled to North Carolina to share a summer vacation at the family lake house. That tradition is coming to an end, as Richard and Lisa have decided to sell the treasured summer home. The family will spend one last weekend at the lake. But the family witnesses a tragedy that triggers a series of dramatic revelations among the Starlings --- alcoholism, infidelity, pregnancy, and a secret the parents have kept from their sons for over 30 years. As the weekend unfolds, relationships fray, bonds are tested, and the Starlings are forced to reckon with who they are and what they want from this life.
Mother Daughter Widow Wife by Robin Wasserman - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Scribner | 9781982139490 | Published July 7, 2020

Who is Wendy Doe? The woman, found on a Peter Pan Bus to Philadelphia, has no money, no ID, and no memory of who she is, where she was going, or what she might have done. She’s assigned a name and diagnosis by the state: Dissociative fugue, a temporary amnesia that could lift at any moment --- or never at all. When Dr. Benjamin Strauss invites her to submit herself for experimental observation at his Meadowlark Institute for Memory Research, she feels like she has no other choice. To Dr. Strauss, Wendy is a female body, subject to his investigation and control. To Strauss’ ambitious student, Lizzie Epstein, she’s an object of fascination, a mirror of Lizzie’s own desires, and an invitation to wonder: Once a woman is untethered from all past and present obligations of womanhood, who is she allowed to become?

Muzzled: An Andy Carpenter Mystery by David Rosenfelt - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250257116 | Published July 7, 2020

Andy Carpenter is a lawyer who would rather not practice law. He'd rather spend his time working with the Tara Foundation, his dog rescue organization, and being with his family and his two dogs, Tara and Sebastian. But when a friend asks him for a favor that involves both dogs and his lawyerly expertise, he can't say no. Andy's friend Beth has found a stray that seems to have belonged to a murder victim --- in fact, the man and two of his colleagues died in an explosion a few weeks ago. But when the murdered man contacts Beth, asking for his dog back, Andy knows there must be more to the story. The man claims his life is in danger, and that's why he disappeared. As much as Andy doesn't want to get involved --- anything to avoid a new case --- he can't help but come to the rescue of a man who'd risk everything, even his life, to reunite with his dog.
Never Ask me by Jeff Abbott - Crime, Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538733158 | Published July 7, 2020

In a quiet neighborhood in the wealthy Austin suburb of Lakehaven, the body of Danielle Roberts is discovered on a park bench. Danielle was a beloved member of the community, an adoption consultant who delivered the joy of parenthood to a number of local families. Her murder shocks Lakehaven. Perhaps no other family is as crushed as the Pollitts, who live two houses down from Danielle and thought of her almost like family. Her death becomes the catalyst for a maelstrom of suspicion and intrigue. The Pollitts thought they'd always be there for eachother. When each begins to suspect the others of the unimaginable, the strength of their bonds will be tested in extraordinary ways.
 
 

 
 

One Year of Ugly by Caroline Mackenzie - Fiction, Humor

37 Ink | 9781982128913 | Published July 7, 2020

After fleeing crumbling, volatile Venezuela, Yola Palacio wants nothing more than to settle into a peaceful new life in Trinidad with her family. But when Yola’s Aunt Celia dies, the family once again find their lives turned upside down. Celia had been keeping a very big secret --- she owed a LOT of money to a local criminal called Ugly. And without the funds to pay him off, Ugly has the entire family do his bidding until Celia’s debt is settled. To say that the year that follows is tumultuous for the Palacios is an understatement. But in the midst of the turmoil appears Roman, Ugly’s distractingly gorgeous right-hand man. And although she knows it’s terrible and quite possibly dangerous, Yola just can’t help but give in to the attraction. Where, though, do Roman’s loyalties lie? And could this wildly inappropriate romance just be the antidote to a terrible year of Ugly?

Or What You Will by Jo Walton - Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction

Tor Books | 9781250308993 | Published July 7, 2020

He has been too many things to count. He has been a dragon with a boy on his back. He has been a scholar, a warrior, a lover, and a thief. He has been a god. But “he” is in fact nothing more than a character in the mind of Sylvia Harrison, 73, award-winning author. He has played a part in most of her 30 novels, and in the recesses of her mind, Sylvia has conversed with him for years. But Sylvia won't live forever. And when she dies, so will he. Now Sylvia is starting a new novel, a fantasy for adult readers, set in Thalia, the Florence-resembling imaginary city that was the setting for a successful YA trilogy she published decades before. Of course he's got a part in it. But he also has a notion. He thinks he knows how he and Sylvia can step off the wheel of mortality altogether. All he has to do is convince her.
Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062679161 | Published July 7, 2020

In a matter of weeks, Massachusetts has been overrun by an insidious rabies-like virus that is spread by saliva. But unlike rabies, the disease has a terrifyingly short incubation period of an hour or less. Those infected quickly lose their minds and are driven to bite and infect as many others as they can before they inevitably succumb. Dr. Ramola "Rams" Sherman, a soft-spoken pediatrician in her mid-30s, receives a frantic phone call from Natalie, a friend who is eight months pregnant. Natalie's husband has been killed and in a failed attempt to save him, Natalie, too, was bitten. Natalie's only chance of survival is to get to a hospital as quickly as possible to receive a rabies vaccine. Her fight for life becomes a desperate odyssey as she and Rams make their way through a hostile landscape filled with dangers beyond their worst nightmares.
The Bright Lands by John Fram - Fiction, Supernatural, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Hanover Square Press | 9781335836625 | Published July 7, 2020

The town of Bentley holds two things dear: its football, and its secrets. But when star quarterback Dylan Whitley goes missing, an unremitting fear grips this remote corner of Texas. Joel Whitley was shamed out of conservative Bentley ten years ago, and while he’s finally made a life for himself as a gay man in New York, his younger brother’s disappearance soon brings him back to a place he thought he’d escaped for good. Meanwhile, Sheriff’s Deputy Starsha Clark stayed in Bentley; Joel’s return brings back painful memories --- not to mention questions --- about her own missing brother. And in the high school hallways, Dylan’s friends begin to suspect that their classmates know far more than they’re telling the police. Together, these unlikely allies will stir up secrets their town has long tried to ignore, drawing the attention of dangerous men who will stop at nothing to see that their crimes stay buried.
The Color of Air by Gail Tsukiyama - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

HarperVia | 9780062976192 | Published July 7, 2020

Daniel Abe, a young doctor in Chicago, is finally coming back to Hawaii. He has his own reason for returning to his childhood home, but it is not to revisit the past, unlike his Uncle Koji. Koji lives with the memories of Daniel’s mother, Mariko, the love of his life, and the scars of a life hard-lived. He can’t wait to see Daniel, who he’s always thought of as a son, but he knows the time has come to tell him the truth about his mother, and his father. But Daniel’s arrival coincides with the awakening of the Mauna Loa volcano, and its dangerous path toward their village stirs both new and long ago passions in their community. Alternating between past and present THE COLOR OF AIR interweaves the stories of Daniel, Koji, and Mariko to create a bittersweet chorus that celebrates their lifelong bond to one other and to their immigrant community.
The Golden Thread: The Cold War and the Mysterious Death of Dag Hammarskj¿ld by Ravi Somaiya - Crime, Espionage, History, International Intrigue, Politics, True Crime

Twelve | 9781455536542 | Published July 7, 2020

On Sept 17, 1961, Dag Hammarskjöld boarded a Douglas DC6 propeller plane on the sweltering tarmac of the airport in Leopoldville, the capital of the Congo. Hours later, he would be found dead in an African jungle with an ace of spades playing card placed on his body. Previously, Hammarskjöld had been head of the United Nations for 9 years. He was legendary for his dedication to peace on earth, regardless of the dark forces that circled him. Ultimately, THE GOLDEN THREAD reveals the truth behind one of the great murder mysteries of the Cold War.
The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan - Drama, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Love & Romance, Romance, Women's Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538715918 | Published July 7, 2020

After a scandalous secret turns their fairy-tale wedding into a nightmare, Rebecca "Bex" Porter and her husband Prince Nicholas are in self-imposed exile. Cutting themselves off from friends and family feels like the best way to protect their all-consuming romance. But when a crisis forces the new Duke and Duchess back to London, the Band-Aid they'd placed over their problems starts to peel at the edges. Now, as old family secrets and new ones threaten to derail her new royal life, Bex has to face the emotional wreckage she and Nick left behind.
The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs - Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062914095 | Published July 7, 2020

In the wake of a shocking tragedy, Natalie Harper inherits her mother’s charming but financially strapped bookshop in San Francisco. She also becomes caretaker for her ailing grandfather Andrew, who has begun displaying signs of decline. Natalie thinks it’s best to move him to an assisted living facility to ensure the care he needs. To pay for it, she plans to close the bookstore and sell the derelict but valuable building on historic Perdita Street, which is in need of constant fixing. There’s only one problem --- Grandpa Andrew owns the building and refuses to sell. To Natalie’s surprise, her sorrow begins to dissipate as her life becomes an unexpected journey of new connections, discoveries and revelations, from unearthing artifacts hidden in the bookshop’s walls, to discovering the truth about her family, her future and her own heart.

The Son of Good Fortune by Lysley Tenorio - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

Ecco | 9780062059574 | Published July 7, 2020

Excel spends his days trying to seem like an unremarkable American teenager. He carefully avoids the spotlight. But Excel knows that his family is far from normal. His mother, Maxima, was once a Filipina B-movie action star who now makes her living scamming men online. The old man they live with is Maxima’s lifelong martial arts trainer. And years ago, on Excel’s tenth birthday, Maxima revealed a secret that he must keep forever. Excel is undocumented and one accidental slip could uproot his entire life. Casting aside the paranoia of his childhood, Excel takes a leap, joining his girfriend Sab on a journey south to a desert town called Hello City. Populated by drifters, old hippies, and washed-up techies, Hello City offers Excel a chance to forge his own path for the first time. But is it possible to put down roots in a country that has always considered you an outsider?
True Love by Sarah Gerard - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

Harper | 9780062937438 | Published July 7, 2020

Nina is a struggling writer, a college drop-out, a liar, and a cheater. More than anything she wants love. She deserves it. From the burned-out suburbs of Florida to the anonymous squalor of New York City, she eats through an incestuous cast of characters in search of it: her mother, a narcissistic lesbian living in a nudist polycule; Odessa, a single mom with even worse taste in men than Nina; Seth, an artist whose latest show is comprised of three Tupperware containers full of trash; Brian, whose roller-coaster affair with Nina is the most stable “relationship” in his life; and Aaron, an aspiring filmmaker living at home with his parents, with whom Nina begins to write her magnum opus. Nina’s quest for fulfillment is at once darkly comedic, acerbically acute, and painfully human.
Wonderland by Zoje Stage - Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Supernatural, Supernatural Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316458498 | Published July 7, 2020

After years of city life, Orla and Shaw Bennett are ready for the quiet of New York's Adirondack mountains. Settling into the perfect farmhouse with their 2 children, they are both charmed and unsettled by their new home. But none of the Bennetts could expect what lies waiting in the woods, where secrets run dark and deep. When something begins to call to the family from under the earth, beneath the trees and within their minds --- Orla realizes she might be the only one who can save them ... if she can find out what this force wants before it's too late.
 

You Again by Debra Jo Immergut - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

Ecco | 9780062747587 | Published July 7, 2020

Abigail Willard first spots her from the back of a New York cab: the spitting image of Abby herself at age 22 when she was an artist. But the real Abby is now 46 and married, with a corporate job and two kids. As the girl vanishes into a rainy night, Abby is left shaken. Was this merely a hallucinatory side effect of working-mom stress? A message of sorts, sent to remind her of passions and dreams tossed aside? Or something more explosive and life-altering? As weeks go by, Abby continues to spot her double around her old New York haunts --- and soon, despite her better instincts, Abby finds herself tailing her look-alike. All the while, Abby’s life starts to slip from her control. When her elusive double presents her with a dangerous proposition, Abby must decide how much she values the life she’s built, and how deeply she knows herself.
Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II by Roger Moorhouse - History, Holocaust, International Intrigue, International Relations

Basic Books | 9780465095384 | Published July 14, 2020

For Americans, World War II began in December of 1941, with the bombing of Pearl Harbor; but for Poland, the war began on September 1, 1939, when Hitler's soldiers invaded, followed later that month by Stalin's Red Army. The conflict that followed saw the debut of many of the features that would come to define the later war-blitzkrieg, the targeting of civilians, ethnic cleansing and indiscriminate aerial bombing --- yet it is routinely overlooked by historians.