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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 2018


Tragedy Plus Time: A Tragi-comic Memoir by Adam Cayton-Holland - Comedy, Memoir, Nonfiction, Tragedy

Touchstone | 9781501170164 | Published August 21, 2018

Adam Cayton-Holland went from a painfully sensitive kid growing up in Denver, Colorado, to a writer and performer with a burgeoning career in comedy. Adam chose to meet life’s tough breaks and cruel realities with stand-up comedy; his older sister chose law; their youngest sister, Lydia, struggled with mental illness and ultimately took her own life. This devastating tragedy strikes the Cayton-Holland household at the same moment Adam’s career is finally getting off the ground. TRAGEDY PLUS TIME is a heartbreaking, honest and darkly funny memoir about trying your hardest to choose life in the wake of a terrible loss.

Vox by Christina Dalcher - Dystopian, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780440000785 | Published August 21, 2018

On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial --- this can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her. Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke 16,000 words a day, but now women only have one hundred to make themselves heard. But this is not the end. For herself, her daughter and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.

Between Eternities: And Other Writings by Javier Marias - Collection, Essays, Nonfiction

Vintage | 9781101972113 | Published August 28, 2018

Javier Marías is a tireless examiner of the world around us: essayist, novelist, translator, voracious reader, enthusiastic debunker of pretension and vigorous polymath. He is able to discover what many of us fail to notice or have never put into words, and he keeps looking long after most of us have turned away. This new collection of essays journeys from the crumbling canals of Venice to the wide horizons of the Wild West, and Marías captures each new vista with razor-sharp acuity and wit. He explores subjects ranging from soccer to classic cinema, from comic books and toy soldiers to mortality and memory, from “The Most Conceited of Cities” to “Why Almost No One Can Be Trusted,” making each brilliantly and inimitably his own.

Blackout: An Ari Thor Thriller by Ragnar Jonasson - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250171054 | Published August 28, 2018

On the shores of a tranquil fjord in Northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer's night. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from a recent volcanic eruption, a young reporter leaves Reykajvik to investigate on her own, unaware that an innocent person's life hangs in the balance. Ari Thor Arason and his colleagues on the tiny police force in Siglufjordur struggle with an increasingly perplexing case, while their own serious personal problems push them to the limit. As silent, unspoken horrors from the past threaten them all, it's a race against time to find the killer before someone else dies...

Fortunate Son by J.D. Rhoades - Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery, Suspense

Polis Books | 9781947993105 | Published August 28, 2018

Years ago, the Jakes brothers were found alone, hungry and freezing, in a trailer where they’d been left by their mother. One found a happy home. The older son never did. Thirteen years later, big brother appears, and he’s determined to reunite the family, even if he has to do it by kidnapping his younger brother. The mother they haven’t seen in years is in New Orleans, and she’s in trouble. Her sons are coming to the rescue, even if one of them is doing it at gunpoint.

French Exit by Patrick deWitt - Fiction, Literary

Ecco | 9780062846921 | Published August 28, 2018

Frances Price is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there’s the Price’s aging cat, Small Frank, who Frances believes houses the spirit of her late husband, an immoral litigator whose tabloid death rendered Frances and Malcolm social outcasts. Putting penury and pariahdom behind them, the family decides to cut their losses and head for the exit. One ocean voyage later, the curious trio land in their beloved Paris, serving as a backdrop for self-destruction and economical ruin --- to riotous effect.

Little Comfort by Edwin Hill - Fiction, Mystery

Kensington | 9781496715906 | Published August 28, 2018

Harvard librarian Hester Thursby runs a side business tracking down the lost. Her new case is finding the handsome and charismatic Sam Blaine, but Sam has no desire to be found. As a teenager, he fled his small New Hampshire town with his friend, Gabe, after a haunting incident. For a dozen years, Sam and Gabe have reinvented themselves as they travel the country. In Wendy Richards, the beautiful, fabulously rich daughter of one of Boston’s most influential families, he’s found the perfect way to infiltrate the milieu in he belongs. As Hester’s investigation closes in on their brutal truth, the bond between Sam and Gabe is tested and Hester unknowingly jeopardizes her own safety.

Murder in the Oval Library by C. M. Gleason - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Kensington | 9781496710215 | Published August 28, 2018

April 13, 1861: The Civil War has begun, and an invasion of Washington, DC, from Secessionist Virginia seems imminent. Lincoln’s trusted aide, Adam Speed Quinn, and Quinn’s old friend from the Bloody Kansas conflict, Senator Jim Lane, hastily assemble a crew of just over 100 men and garrison them in the East Room at the White House. But even as dawn breaks with no Rebel strike, a single act of violence intrudes within the White House. One of the Frontier Guard lies dead in the oval library. There is a murderer among them.

Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History by Catharine Arnold - History, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250139436 | Published August 28, 2018

Before AIDS or Ebola, there was the Spanish Flu. In January 1918, as World War I raged on, a new and terrifying virus began to spread across the globe. In three successive waves, from 1918 to 1919, influenza killed more than 50 million people. Amid the war, some governments suppressed news of the outbreak. Even as entire battalions were decimated, the details of many servicemen’s deaths were hidden to protect public morale. Spanish flu conjured up the specter of the Black Death of 1348 and the great plague of 1665, while the medical profession lacked the resources to contain and defeat this new enemy. Through primary and archival sources, historian Catharine Arnold gives readers the first truly global account of the terrible epidemic.

The Impostor: A True Story by Javier Cercas and Frank Wynne - Biography, Crime, Nonfiction

Knopf | 9781524732813 | Published August 28, 2018

Who is Enric Marco? An elderly man in his 90s, living in Barcelona, a Holocaust survivor who gave hundreds of speeches, granted dozens of interviews, received important national honors and even moved government officials to tears. But in May 2005, Marco was exposed as a fraud: he was never in a Nazi concentration camp. The story was reported around the world, transforming him from hero to villain in the blink of an eye. Now, more than a decade later --- in a hypnotic narrative that combines fiction and nonfiction, detective story and war story, biography and autobiography --- Javier Cercas sets out to unravel Marco’s enigma.

The Other Sister by Sarah Zettel - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538760901 | Published August 28, 2018

Everyone thought Geraldine Monroe was the bad sister --- especially when she fled town after her mother's death 25 years ago. But people don't know the truth. Marie Monroe knows. She was there for their father's cruel punishments, the constant manipulation, the lies. Everyone thinks she's the perfect daughter --- patient, kind and obedient. No one would suspect her of anything. Especially not murder. Now Geraldine's home again, and she and Marie have united in a plan for the ultimate revenge. But when old secrets and new fears clash, the sisters will learn that they can't trust anyone --- not even each other.

Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Forge Books | 9780765393074 | Published August 28, 2018

An accused killer insists she's innocent of a heinous murder. A grieving journalist surfaces from the wreckage of her shattered life. Their unlikely alliance leads to a dangerous cat and mouse game that will leave you breathless. Who can you trust when you can't trust yourself?

Walking Shadows: A Decker/Lazarus Novel by Faye Kellerman - Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural

William Morrow | 9780062424983 | Published August 28, 2018

Detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, risk life and limb to solve a pair of brutal murders that may be tied to a crime from more than 20 years ago. Who would savagely kill two innocent men --- and why? Finding the answers will require all of Decker’s skill and knowledge, the help of his fellow Greenbury detectives, Tyler McAdams and Kevin Butterfield, and information gleaned from his wife Rina’s behind the scenes investigation to put all the pieces of this deadly puzzle together...and see justice done.

We All Love the Beautiful Girls by Joanne Proulx - Fiction, Literary

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538712450 | Published August 28, 2018

One frigid winter night, Mia and Michael Slate's comfortable world dissolves in an instant when they discover that their best friend has cheated them out of their life savings. At the same time, a few doors down, their teenaged son passes out in the snow at a party --- a mistake whose consequences will shatter not just their family, but an entire community.

We That Are Young by Preti Taneja - Fiction

Knopf | 9780525521525 | Published August 28, 2018

Jivan Singh, the bastard scion of the Devraj family, returns to his New Delhi childhood home at the age of 23 after 15 years in the United States. His arrival coincides with the unexpected resignation of the founder and aging patriarch of the Company --- its simple name belying its vast holdings across industry and entertainment, and the family's national renown. On the same day, Sita, Devraj's youngest daughter, disappears --- refusing to marry the man her father wants for her. Now, Radha and Gargi, Sita's older sisters, are given the Company --- and a brutal struggle for power begins.

The Fall of Gondolin written by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien and illustrated by Alan Lee

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328613042 | Published August 30, 2018

In the Tale of THE FALL OF GONDOLIN are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to Manwë, chief of the Valar: he is called the Lord of Waters, of all seas, lakes and rivers under the sky. But he works in secret in Middle-earth to support the Noldor, the kindred of the Elves among whom were numbered Húrin and Túrin Turambar. Following his presentation of Beren and Lúthien Christopher Tolkien has used the same ‘history in sequence’ mode in the writing of this latest edition. In the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, it was ‘the first real story of this imaginary world’ and, together with Beren and Lúthien and The Children of Húrin, he regarded it as one of the three ‘Great Tales’ of the Elder Days.


Death on Bull Path: A Hamptons Murder Mystery by Carrie Doyle - Fiction, Mystery

Dunemere Books | 9781947936027 | Published August 1, 2018

After the craziness of August, the end of summer is supposed to bring peace and tranquility to the posh seaside enclave of East Hampton, New York. Antonia Bingham, chef and proprietor of the town’s prestigious Windmill Inn, has been lining up new recipes to try in the quiet, golden days of September, and looks forward to putting murder and mayhem behind her so she can focus on herself and her business. But when a Labor Day visit by two slick Wall Streeters ends with their gruesome deaths in a summer rental house, Antonia is pulled back to the dark side. With mysterious guests (and possible suspects) popping in and out of the inn, Antonia has no choice but to put back on her sleuthing cap and try to decipher who butchered these men.

A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L'Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Sarah Arthur - Biography, Christianity, Memoir, Nonfiction, Spirituality

Zondervan | 9780310353409 | Published August 7, 2018

Bestselling and beloved author Madeleine L'Engle, the Newbery winner for A WRINKLE IN TIME, was known the world round for her imaginative spirit and stories. She was also known to spark controversy --- too Christian for some, too unorthodox for others. Somewhere in the middle was a complex woman whose embrace of paradox has much to say to a new generation of readers today. A LIGHT SO LOVELY paints a vivid portrait of this enigmatic icon's spiritual legacy, starting with her inner world and expanding into fresh reflections of her writing for readers today.

After Nightfall by A. J. Banner - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Lake Union Publishing | 9781503949249 | Published August 7, 2018

Imagine your closest friend utterly betraying you. Years later, when she seeks forgiveness, you invite her to your engagement party as a gesture of reconciliation. But seething hostilities rise to the surface, ruining everyone’s evening. After an awful night, your friend’s battered, lifeless body is found at the bottom of a rocky cliff. Newly engaged Marissa Parlette is living this nightmare. Desperate for answers, Marissa digs deep into the events of the party. But what she remembers happening after nightfall now carries sinister implications. The more she investigates, the more she questions everything she thought she knew about her friends, the man she once trusted, and even herself.

Agent in Place: A Gray Man Novel by Mark Greaney - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780451488930 | Published August 7, 2018

Fresh off his first mission back with the CIA, Court Gentry secures what seems like a cut-and-dried contract job: A group of expats in Paris hires him to kidnap the mistress of Syrian dictator Ahmed Azzam to get intel that could destabilize Azzam's regime. Court delivers Bianca Medina to the rebels, but his job doesn't end there. She soon reveals that she has given birth to a son, the only heir to Azzam's rule --- and a potent threat to the Syrian president's powerful wife. Now, to get Bianca's cooperation, Court must bring her son out of Syria alive.

An Accidental Corpse by Helen A. Harrison - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Dunemere Books | 9781947936058 | Published August 7, 2018

On the night of August 11, 1956, in the East Hampton hamlet of Springs, NY, Jackson Pollock crashed his car into a tree, killing himself. Pollock, the world-renowned abstract painter and notorious alcoholic, also killed his 24-year-old passenger, Edith Metzger, in the crash. Or did he? Metzger’s autopsy reveals that she was already dead before the crash. Murdered? Perhaps. This shocking disclosure draws vacationing Detective Juanita Diaz and her husband, Captain Brian Fitzgerald of the NYPD, into a homicide investigation that implicates famous members of East Hampton’s art community, including Pollock himself.

Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley - Fiction, Magical Realism, Romance

Sourcebooks Landmark | 9781492637134 | Published August 7, 2018

It's late summer, war is raging, and families are torn apart by divided loyalties and deadly secrets. In this complex and dangerous time, a young French Canadian lieutenant is captured and billeted with a Long Island family, an unwilling and unwelcome guest. As he begins to pitch in with the never-ending household tasks and farm chores, Jean-Philippe de Sabran finds himself drawn to the daughter of the house. Slowly, Lydia Wilde comes to lean on Jean-Philippe, true soldier and gentleman, until their lives become inextricably intertwined. Legend has it that the forbidden love between Jean-Philippe and Lydia ended tragically, but centuries later, the clues they left behind slowly unveil the true story.

Blood Highway by Gina Wohlsdorf - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Algonquin Books | 9781616205638 | Published August 7, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Rainy Cain’s life is upended by the sudden appearance of her father, Sam, who she thought was long dead, but instead had been in prison for his part in an armored truck robbery gone murderously wrong. Now escaped and on the run, he kidnaps Rainy, who he is convinced knows where the money from the robbery is hidden. Accompanied by a henchman with secret motives of his own, they set off on a cross-country dash to Big Sur, where Sam suspects his late wife stashed the cash. On their heels is a Minneapolis cop intent on bringing Rainy safely home. What does Rainy really know --- and what is she willing to sacrifice in order to live?

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Hogarth | 9780451499066 | Published August 7, 2018

Frances is vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. At a local poetry performance one night, she and her best friend, Bobbi, catch the eye of Melissa, a well-known photographer. As the girls are gradually drawn into Melissa's world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman's sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband, Nick. However amusing and ironic Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy, and Frances’ friendship with Bobbi begins to fracture. Desperate to reconcile her inner life to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances' intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new: a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment.

Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery Books | 9781501162411 | Published August 7, 2018

When a vicious murderer resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipe out those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clear: defense attorney Brynn Holloran, who helped prosecute him, needs to run for her life. When the police come up empty-handed, Brynn turns to a private security firm for protection. But when she defies advice and gets involved in the investigation, even the former Secret Service agent assigned to protect her may not be able to keep her safe. With every new clue she discovers, Brynn is pulled back into the vortex of a disturbing case from her past. As the clock ticks down on a manhunt, Brynn’s desperate search for the truth unearths long-buried secrets and reignites a killer’s fury.