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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 2018

Hardcover

White River Burning: A Dave Gurney Novel by John Verdon - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Counterpoint | 9781640090637 | Published July 3, 2018

Tensions have been running high in White River as it approaches the anniversary of a fatal shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer. In the midst of the turmoil, a White River police officer is shot dead by an unknown sniper, and local authorities approach Dave Gurney to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting. More killings occur in what appears to be an escalating sequence of retaliations. But when Gurney questions the true nature of all this bloodshed, his involvement is suddenly terminated. Despite intense opposition from the police, as well as from dangerous fanatics lurking in the shadows, he begins to uncover an astonishing structure of deception.

A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250121318 | Published July 10, 2018

When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident, but when the body of 18-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside --- burned alive --- Kate suspects murder. Who would want a well-liked, hardworking young Amish man dead? Kate delves into the investigation only to find herself stonewalled by the community to which she once belonged. Is their silence a result of the Amish tenet of separation? Or is this peaceful and deeply religious community conspiring to hide a truth no one wants to talk about?

A Terrible Country by Keith Gessen - Fiction

Viking | 9780735221314 | Published July 10, 2018

Andrei Kaplan leaves New York to care for his ailing grandmother in Moscow. He learns to navigate Putin’s Moscow, still the city of his birth, but with more expensive coffee. Over the course of the year, his grandmother’s health declines, and his feelings of dislocation from both Russia and America deepen. Andrei knows he must reckon with his future and make choices that will determine his life and fate. When he becomes entangled with a group of leftists, Andrei’s politics and his allegiances are tested, and he is forced to come to terms with the Russian society he was born into and the American one he has enjoyed since he was a kid.

All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062796707 | Published July 10, 2018

In the last day of summer, Grace Fairchild, the beautiful wife of real estate mogul Allister Calloway, vanished from the family’s lake house without a trace, leaving behind her seven-year-old daughter, Charlie. Years later, 17-year-old Charlie still struggles with the dark legacy of her family name and the mystery surrounding her mother. Determined to finally let go of the past, she throws herself into life at Knollwood, the prestigious New England school she attends.  Charlie is soon tapped by the A’s --- the school’s elite secret society known for terrorizing the faculty, administration and their enemies. To become a member of the A’s, Charlie must play The Game, a diabolical, high-stakes scavenger hunt that will jeopardize her friendships, her reputation and even her place at Knollwood.

An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim - Fiction

Touchstone | 9781501192555 | Published July 10, 2018

America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. When Frank catches the virus, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him. She agrees to a radical plan --- time travel has been invented in the future to thwart the virus. If she signs up for a one-way-trip into the future to work as a bonded laborer, the company will pay for the life-saving treatment Frank needs. Polly promises to meet Frank again in Galveston, Texas, where she will arrive in 12 years. But when Polly is re-routed an extra five years into the future, Frank is nowhere to be found. Alone in a changed and divided America, Polly must find a way to locate Frank, to discover if he is alive and if their love has endured.

Caged by Ellison Cooper - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250173836 | Published July 10, 2018

FBI neuroscientist Sayer Altair hunts for evil in the deepest recesses of the human mind. When the Washington D.C. police stumble upon a gruesome murder scene involving a girl who’d been slowly starved to death while held captive in a cage, Sayer is called in to lead the investigation. When the victim is identified as the daughter of a high profile senator, Sayer is thrust into the spotlight. Soon after, she discovers that another girl has been taken. Sayer races to save the second victim, until she realizes they are hunting a killer with a dangerous obsession...a killer who is closer than she thought.

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Knopf | 9780525521228 | Published July 10, 2018

Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother but isn't sure she ever will be. Then, one day, Willa receives a startling phone call from a stranger. Without fully understanding why, she flies across the country to Baltimore to look after a young woman she's never met, her nine-year-old daughter, and their dog, Airplane. This impulsive decision will lead Willa into uncharted territory. Surrounded by eccentric neighbors who treat each other like family, she finds solace and fulfillment in unexpected places.

Eden by Andrea Kleine - Fiction, Literary

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328884084 | Published July 10, 2018

Every other weekend, Hope and Eden wait for their father to pick them up at a strip-mall bus stop. Only this weekend, he’s screwed up, forgotten, and their world will irrevocably change when a stranger lures them into his truck with a false story and smile. More than 20 years later, Hope is that classic New York failure: a playwright with only one play produced long ago, newly evicted from an illegal sublet, working a humiliating temp job. Eden has long since distanced herself from her family, and no one seems to know where she is. When the man who abducted them is up for parole, the sisters might be able to offer testimony to keep him jailed. Hope sets out to find her sister on the journey of a lifetime.

Final Resting Place: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery by Jonathan F. Putnam - Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Suspense

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683315988 | Published July 10, 2018

It is the summer of 1838, and Springfield is embroiled in a tumultuous, violent political season. All of Springfield’s elite have gathered at a grand party to celebrate the Fourth of July. Spirits are high --- until a prominent local politician is assassinated in the midst of fireworks. When his political rival is arrested, young lawyer Lincoln and his best friend Joshua Speed are back on the case to investigate.

From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir by Beck Dorey-Stein - Memoir, Nonfiction, Politics

Spiegel & Grau | 9780525509127 | Published July 10, 2018

In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein was just scraping by in DC when a posting on Craigslist landed her, improbably, in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obama's stenographers. The ultimate DC outsider, she joined the elite team who accompanied the president wherever he went, recorder and mic in hand. On whirlwind trips across time zones, Beck forged friendships with a tight group of fellow travelers --- young men and women who, like her, left their real lives behind to hop aboard Air Force One in service of the president. But as she learned the ropes of protocol, Beck became romantically entangled with a consummate DC insider, and suddenly, the political became all too personal.

Half Moon Bay by Alice LaPlante - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Scribner | 9781501190889 | Published July 10, 2018

Jane loses everything when her teenage daughter is killed in a senseless accident. Sometime later, she makes one tiny stab at a new life: she moves from San Francisco to the seaside town of Half Moon Bay. She is inconsolable, yet is able to cobble together some version of a job, of friends, of the possibility of peace. And then, children begin to disappear. And soon, Jane sees her own pain reflected in all the parents in the town. She wonders if she will be able to live through the aching loss, the fear all around her. But as the disappearances continue, she begins to see that what her neighbors are wondering is if it is Jane herself who has unleashed the horror of loss.

Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781501174247 | Published July 10, 2018

Frances Metcalfe is struggling to stay afloat. A stay-at-home mom whose troubled son is her full-time job, she thought that the day he got accepted into the elite Forrester Academy would be the day she started living her life. But after a disturbing incident at the school leads the other children and their families to ostracize the Metcalfes, she feels more alone than ever before --- until she meets Kate Randolph. Kate is everything Frances is not: beautiful, wealthy, powerful and confident. And for some reason, she’s only interested in being friends with Frances. As their bond grows, a startling secret threatens to tear them apart, because one of these women is not who she seems. Her real name is Amber Kunik. And she’s a murderer.

I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses: True Stories and Confessions by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella - Essays, Humor, Nonfiction

St. Martin’s Press | 9781250163059 | Published July 10, 2018

The New York Times bestselling mother-daughter duo are back with more hilarious, witty and true tales from their lives. Whether they are attempting to hike the Grand Canyon, setting up phone calls with their dogs, or learning what “adulting” means, Lisa and Francesca are guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and appreciate the funniest moments in life. Like the perfect glass of rosé, they’re always here to help you escape from your own busy, modern life and instead get lost in theirs.

If You See Me, Don't Say Hi: Stories by Neel Patel - Fiction, Social Issues

Flatiron Books | 9781250183194 | Published July 10, 2018

In these 11 stories, Neel Patel voices our most deeply held stereotypes and then slowly undermines them. His characters, almost all of who are first-generation Indian Americans, subvert our expectations that they will sit quietly by. We meet two brothers caught in a web of envy and loathing; a young gay man who becomes involved with an older man whose secret he could never guess; three women who throw off the pleasant agreeability society asks of them; and a young couple struggling against the devastating force of community gossip.

In the Valley of the Devil by Hank Early - Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery, Suspense

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683315926 | Published July 10, 2018

Earl Marcus found new hope after confronting the unspeakable evil unleashed by his father’s fundamentalist Church of the Holy Flame. Now plying his trade as a private investigator in the North Georgia mountains, he’s drawn once again into a dark abyss of depravity, and murder. Tasked with what seems like a routine job, Earl stumbles into a mysterious cornfield where an old mountain legend appears to have awakened. Just as he begins to hear rumors of a place in the woods behind a dark cornfield where a killer collects human skulls, his partner Mary Hawkins vanishes.

Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic - History, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501135941 | Published July 10, 2018

Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, days after delivering the components of the atomic bomb from California to the Pacific Islands, USS Indianapolisis struck by two Japanese torpedoes. The ship is instantly transformed into a fiery cauldron and sinks within minutes. Some 300 men go down with the ship. Nearly 900 make it into the water alive. For the next five nights and four days, the men battle injuries, sharks, dehydration, insanity and eventually each other. Only 316 will survive. Now, for the first time, thanks to a decade of original research and interviews with 107 survivors and eyewitnesses, Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic tell the complete story of the ship, her crew, and their final mission to save one of their own.

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction

Penguin | 9780525522119 | Published July 10, 2018

A young woman attempts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes. Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't she? She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, and it isn't just the loss of her parents, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, Reva. It's the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong?

Orchid and the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes - Fiction, Literary

Hogarth | 9781524761103 | Published July 10, 2018

Gael Foess’s parents are both more focused on their work than their children, and her younger brother, Guthrie, vulnerable and unwell, has no one else to protect him. After her financier father leaves the family, iron-willed Gael travels to London and New York in search of a golden ticket with which to secure her family’s future. As her travels take her far from home, she loses touch with Guthrie and begins to fear that her efforts may not be enough to save him.

Some Die Nameless by Wallace Stroby - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316440202 | Published July 10, 2018

Ray Devlin is retired, living a simple life off the grid in Florida, when a visit from an old colleague stirs some bad memories --- and ends with a gunshot. Soon Devlin is forced to again face a past he'd hoped to leave behind, as a member of a mercenary force that helped put a brutal South American dictator into power. Tracy Quinn is an investigative reporter at a struggling Philadelphia newspaper. Then one day, what appears to be a straightforward homicide draws her and Devlin together, and ultimately enmeshes both in a conspiracy that stretches over 20 years and reaches to the highest levels of the U.S. government.


 

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik - Fantasy, Fiction

Del Rey | 9780399180989 | Published July 10, 2018

Miryem’s father’s inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty. Hardening her heart, Miryem sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk --- grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh --- Miryem’s fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. Set an impossible challenge by the nameless king, Miryem unwittingly spins a web that draws in a peasant girl, Wanda, and the unhappy daughter of a local lord who plots to wed his child to the dashing young tsar. But Tsar Mirnatius is not what he seems. And the secret he hides threatens to consume the lands of humans and Staryk alike.

Suicide Club: A Novel About Living by Rachel Heng - Dystopian Fiction, Fiction

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781250185341 | Published July 10, 2018

Lea Kirino is a “Lifer,” which means that a roll of the genetic dice has given her the potential to live forever --- if she does everything right. But her perfect life is turned upside down when she spots her estranged father on a crowded sidewalk. His return marks the beginning of her downfall as she is drawn into his mysterious world of the Suicide Club, a network of powerful individuals and rebels who reject society’s pursuit of immortality, and instead choose to live --- and die --- on their own terms. In this future world, death is not only taboo; it’s also highly illegal. Soon Lea is forced to choose between a sanitized immortal existence and a short, bittersweet time with a man she has never really known, but who is the only family she has left in the world.

The Amazing Adventures of Aaron Broom by A. E. Hotchner - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Nan A. Talese | 9780385543583 | Published July 10, 2018

Street-savvy, almost-13-year-old Aaron Broom witnesses a robbery gone wrong in a jewelry store. To Aaron's shock, his father, a traveling watch salesman in the wrong place at the wrong time, is fingered as the prime suspect in the murder. Despite seeing the real killer flee the scene, Aaron can't do much to help in the moment. Undaunted, he enlists an unlikely band of friends and helpful adults to clear his father's name, including a world-weary paperboy, an aspiring teen journalist, a kindly lawyer, and a neighborhood friend with a penchant for baking. And as they dig into the details of the case, these unconventional detectives reveal a cover-up that goes much deeper than a jewelry-store heist gone sour.

The Fifth to Die by J. D. Barker - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544973978 | Published July 10, 2018

Detective Porter and the team have been pulled from the hunt for Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer, by the feds. When the body of a young girl is found beneath the frozen waters of Jackson Park Lagoon, she is identified as Ella Reynolds, missing three weeks. But how did she get there? The lagoon froze months earlier. More baffling? She’s found wearing the clothes of another girl, missing less than two days. While the detectives of Chicago Metro try to make sense of the quickly developing case, Porter secretly continues his pursuit of 4MK, knowing the best way to find Bishop is to track down his mother. When the captain finds out about Porter’s activities, he’s suspended, leaving his partners Clair and Nash to continue the search for the new killer alone.

The Garden Party by Grace Dane Mazur - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction

Random House | 9780399179723 | Published July 10, 2018

The Cohens are wildly impractical intellectuals --- academics, activists and artists. The Barlows are Wall Street Journal–reading lawyers steeped in trusts and copyrights, golf and tennis. The two families are reserved with and wary of each other. But tonight, the evening before the wedding that is supposed to unite them in marriage, they will attempt to set aside their differences over dinner in the garden.

The Girl from Blind River by Gale Massey - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683316404 | Published July 10, 2018

The Elders family are nothing but cheats, thieves and convicts --- a fact 19-year old Jamie Elders has been trying desperately to escape. Her dreams of going pro and getting the hell out of the tiny town of Blind River, New York are going nowhere fast. Especially once she lands in a huge pile of debt to her uncle Loyal. At Loyal’s beck and call until her debt is repaid, Jamie can’t easily walk away --- not with her younger brother Toby left at his mercy. So when Loyal demands Jamie’s help cleaning up a mess, she has no choice but to agree. But disposing of a dead man and covering up his connection to the town’s most powerful judge goes beyond family duty. When it comes out that the victim was a beloved athlete and Loyal pins the murder on Toby, only Jamie can save him.