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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 2018


The City of Lost Fortunes: A Crescent City Novel by Bryan Camp - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Supernatural

John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328810793 | Published April 17, 2018

The post–Katrina New Orleans of THE CITY OF LOST FORTUNES is a place haunted by its history and by the hurricane’s destruction. Street magician Jude Dubuisson is likewise burdened by his past and by the consequences of the storm, because he has a secret: the magical ability to find lost things, a gift passed down to him by the father he has never known --- a father who just happens to be more than human. Jude has been lying low since the storm; he is hiding from his own power, his divine former employer, and a debt owed to the Fortune god of New Orleans. But his six-year retirement ends abruptly when the Fortune god is murdered, and Jude is drawn back into the world he tried so desperately to leave behind.

The Elizas by Sara Shepard - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Atria Books | 9781501162770 | Published April 17, 2018

When debut novelist Eliza Fontaine is found at the bottom of a hotel pool, her family at first assumes that it’s just another failed suicide attempt. But Eliza swears she was pushed, and her rescuer is the only witness. Desperate to find out who attacked her, Eliza takes it upon herself to investigate. But as the publication date for her novel draws closer, Eliza finds more questions than answers. Why are her editor, agent and family mixing up events from her novel with events from her life? The deeper Eliza goes into her investigation while struggling with memory loss, the closer her life starts to resemble her novel --- until the line between reality and fiction starts to blur and she can no longer tell where her protagonist’s life ends and hers begins.

The Fallen by David Baldacci - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538761397 | Published April 17, 2018

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague, Alex Jamison, are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. Decker has only been there a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene. Then the next killing hits sickeningly close to home. And with the lives of people he cares about suddenly hanging in the balance, Decker begins to realize that the recent string of deaths may be only one small piece of a much larger scheme --- with consequences that will reach far beyond Baronville.

The Family Gathering: A Sullivan's Crossing Novel by Robyn Carr - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Mira | 9780778330769 | Published April 17, 2018

Having left the military, Dakota Jones is at a crossroads in his life. With his elder brother and youngest sister happily settled in Sullivan’s Crossing, he shows up hoping to clear his head before moving on to his next adventure. But he’s drawn to the down-to-earth people and the seemingly simple way of life. Dakota is unprepared for how quickly things get complicated. As a newcomer, he’s on everyone’s radar, but he’s really only attracted to the one woman who isn’t interested. When all the Jones siblings gather for a family wedding, the true nature and strength of their bond is tested as they struggle to accept each other, warts and all.

The First Family by Michael Palmer and Daniel Palmer - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250107428 | Published April 17, 2018

The White House is not an easy place to grow up, so when President Geoffrey Hilliard’s son Cam, a 16-year-old chess champion, experiences extreme fatigue, moodiness and an uncharacteristic violent outburst, doctors are quick to dismiss his troubles as teen angst. But Secret Service agent Karen Ray is convinced that Cam’s issues are serious --- serious enough to summon her physician ex-husband for a second opinion. Dr. Lee Blackwood’s concerns are dismissed by the president's team --- until Cam gets sicker. As Lee and Karen race for a cure to Cam’s mysterious and deadly disease, they begin to uncover betrayals that breach the highest levels of national security.

The Life List of Adrian Mandrick by Chris White - Fiction

Touchstone | 9781501174308 | Published April 17, 2018

Adrian Mandrick seems to have his life in perfect order with an excellent job in a Colorado hospital, a wife and two young children he loves deeply, and a serious passion for birding. His life list comprises 863 species correctly identified and cataloged. But Adrian holds dark secrets about his childhood --- secrets that threaten to consume him after he’s contacted by his estranged mother, and subsequently relapses into an addiction to painkillers. In the midst of his downward spiral, the legendary birder with the region’s second-longest life list dies suddenly, and Adrian receives an anonymous tip that could propel him to the very top.

The Little Clan by Iris Martin Cohen - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Park Row | 9780778312826 | Published April 17, 2018

Ava Gallanter is the librarian in residence at the Lazarus Club, an ancient, dwindling Manhattan arts club full of eccentric geriatric residents stuck in a long-gone era. Twenty-five-year-old Ava, however, feels right at home. She leads a quiet life, surrounded by her beloved books and sequestered away from her peers. When Ava’s enigmatic friend, Stephanie, returns after an unplanned year abroad, the intoxicating opportunist vows to rescue Ava from a life of obscurity. Stephanie promises to make Ava’s dream of becoming a writer come true, and together they start a Victorian-inspired literary salon at the Lazarus Club. However, Ava’s romanticized idea of the salon quickly erodes as Stephanie’s ambitions take the women in an unexpected --- and precarious --- direction.

The Only Story by Julian Barnes - Fiction

Knopf | 9780525521211 | Published April 17, 2018

One summer in the ’60s, Paul comes home from university and is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. In the mixed-doubles tournament he's partnered with Susan Macleod, a fine player who is married and with whom he forms an immediate bond. Soon they are lovers. Clinging to each other as though their lives depend on it, they then set up house in London to escape his parents and the abusive Mr. Macleod. Decades later, Paul looks back at how they fell in love, how he freed Susan from a sterile marriage, and how --- gradually, relentlessly --- everything fell apart, and he found himself struggling to understand the intricacy and depth of the human heart.

The Saint of Wolves and Butchers by Alex Grecian - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399176111 | Published April 17, 2018

Travis Roan and his dog, Bear, are hunters, traveling the world pursuing evildoers in order to bring them to justice. They have now come to Kansas on the trail of Rudolph Bormann, a Nazi doctor and concentration camp administrator who snuck into the U.S. under the name Rudy Goodman in the 1950s and has at last been identified. Travis quickly learns that Goodman has powerful friends who will go to any length to protect the Nazi. What he doesn't know is that Goodman has furtively continued his diabolical work, amassing a congregation of followers who believe he possesses Godlike powers.

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Atria Books | 9781501154645 | Published April 17, 2018

Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It’s been 10 years since her daughter, Ellie, disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie’s case was unearthed. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a café, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she’s meeting Floyd’s daughters --- and his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel’s breath away. Because looking at Poppy is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions about Ellie's disappearance that she has tried so hard to put to rest begin to haunt Laurel anew.

Warning Light by David Ricciardi - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780399585739 | Published April 17, 2018

When a commercial flight violates restricted airspace to make an emergency landing at a closed airport in Iran, the passengers are just happy to be alive and ready to transfer to a functional plane. All of them except one. Zac Miller is a CIA analyst. And after an agent's cover gets blown, Zac --- though never trained to be a field operative --- volunteers to take his place, to keep a surveillance mission from being scrubbed. Zac thinks it will be easy to photograph the earthquake-ravaged airport that is located near a hidden top-secret nuclear facility. But when everything that can go wrong does, he finds himself on the run from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards and abandoned by his own teammates, who think he has gone rogue.

Pinstripe Nation: The New York Yankees in American Culture by Will Bishop - Nonfiction, Popular Culture, Sports

University of Tennessee Press | 9781621904014 | Published April 20, 2018

Whether loved or reviled, the New York Yankees have had an impact on American culture that extends well beyond baseball. Since the early 20th century, movies, novels, memoirs, pop songs and even TV sitcoms have either dealt directly with the Bronx club and its star players or incorporated key elements of Yankee iconography. In PINSTRIPE NATION, Will Bishop explores the myriad of ways in which the Yankees and their successes (or spectacular failures) became interwoven with the nation’s larger cultural narrative.

Acts of Vanishing by Fredrik T. Olsson - Adventure, Family, Fiction, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316335027 | Published April 24, 2018

One winter evening, Stockholm is plunged into a sudden, citywide blackout. On the pitch-black streets, a young woman carries a message for her estranged father. It may be the key to reversing the blackout and preventing further attacks. But someone powerful is determined to stop her from delivering it. In an eerily quiet newsroom, journalist Christina Sandberg tries to piece together what's happening. She has a terrible feeling that her ex-husband William is involved. Code breaker and cyber-security expert William Sandberg received an anonymous email, before the blackout, with very specific directions to be followed. His colleagues in the state military police are very aware of this correspondence. Sandberg is taken into custody --- just when he most needs to be in action to clear his name, find his daughter, and save the country from disaster.

Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found by Gilbert King - History, Justice , Nonfiction, Racism

Riverhead Books | 9780399183386 | Published April 24, 2018

In December 1957, the wife of a Florida citrus baron is raped in her home while her husband is away. She claims a "husky Negro" did it, and the sheriff, the infamous racist Willis McCall, does not hesitate to round up a herd of suspects. But within days, McCall turns his sights on Jesse Daniels, a gentle, mentally impaired white 19-year-old. Soon Jesse is railroaded up to the state hospital for the insane, and locked away without trial. But crusading journalist Mabel Norris Reese cannot stop fretting over the case and its baffling outcome. She pursues the story for years, chasing down leads, hitting dead ends, winning unlikely allies. Bit by bit, the unspeakable truths behind a conspiracy that shocked a community into silence begin to surface.

Necessity by D.W. Buffa - Crime, Criminal Law, Thriller

Polis Books | 9781947993082 | Published April 24, 2018

When renowned lawyer Joseph Antonelli --- the defense attorney who has never lost a case --- takes on the most shocking and controversial case of his storied career, he has no idea of the depths of trouble he’s about to get into. A man has murdered the President of the United States, but has invoked the “Law of Necessity,” which states that a crime is justified if it serves the greater good and thus prevents a greater harm from occurring. As the nation watches the trial of the century, Antonelli must try a case with all eyes on him...and his own life on the line.

Property: Stories Between Two Novellas by Lionel Shriver - Collection, Fiction, Literary, Novella, Short Stories

Harper | 9780062697936 | Published April 24, 2018

Intermingling settings in America and Britain, Lionel Shriver’s first collection explores property in both senses of the word: real estate and stuff. These pieces illustrate how our possessions act as proxies for ourselves, and how tussles over ownership articulate the power dynamics of our relationships. In Lionel Shriver’s world, we may possess people and objects and places, but in turn they possess us. Exhibiting a satisfying thematic unity unusual for a collection, this masterful work showcases the biting insight that has made Shriver one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.

Shattered Mirror: An Eve Duncan Novel by Iris Johansen - Fiction, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250075864 | Published April 24, 2018

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is once again thrown into a deadly game of intrigue when she receives a cryptic package containing a skull and a two-sided mirror. Eve is determined to reconstruct the skull and uncover the mystery of the person’s identity, and when she does, the face of a beautiful woman begins to emerge. But who is she? As Eve gets closer and closer to finding the answer, she becomes swept up in a lethal chase that spans continents and threatens to destroy the family that she has worked so hard to bring together. Eve and her team must work quickly to discover who is behind the murder --- and maybe even prevent more loss of life.

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table by Rick Bragg - Cookbooks, Culture, Family, Food, History, Memoir, Motherhood, Nonfiction, Recipes

Knopf | 9781400040414 | Published April 24, 2018

Margaret Bragg does not own a single cookbook. She measures in "dabs" and "smidgens" and "tads" and "you know, hon, just some." She cannot be pinned down on how long to bake corn bread ("about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the mysteries of your oven"). Her notion of farm-to-table is a flatbed truck. But she can tell you the secrets to perfect mashed potatoes, corn pudding, redeye gravy, pinto beans and hambone, stewed cabbage, short ribs, chicken and dressing, biscuits and butter rolls. Many of her recipes, recorded here for the first time, pre-date the Civil War, handed down skillet by skillet, from one generation of Braggs to the next. In THE BEST COOK IN THE WORLD, Rick Bragg finally preserves his heritage by telling the stories that framed his mother's cooking and education, from childhood into old age.

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni - Coming of Age, Fiction

Lake Union Publishing | 9781503949003 | Published April 24, 2018

Sam Hill was born with red pupils, and was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates. He believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design --- especially not the tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown and the life he’d always known. Running from the pain served little purpose. Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey that will take him halfway around the world.

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil - African American Interest, Memoir, Nonfiction, Social Issues

Crown | 9780451495327 | Published April 24, 2018

In 1994, Clemantine Wamariya and her 15-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, searching for safety. They did not know whether their parents were dead or alive. When Clemantine was 12, she and her sister were granted refugee status in the United States; there, in Chicago, their lives diverged. Claire, who had for so long protected and provided for Clemantine, was a single mother struggling to make ends meet, while Clemantine was taken in by a family who raised her as their own. She seemed to live the American dream. Yet the years of being treated as less than human, of going hungry and seeing death, could not be erased.

The Hellfire Club by Jake Tapper - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Political Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316472319 | Published April 24, 2018

Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career...but for his life.

The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner - Family, Fiction, Loss, Military, Women's Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316394901 | Published April 24, 2018

Lauren Adelman and her high school sweetheart, Rory Kincaid, marry just out of college. A star hockey player, he earns a spot in the NHL. Their future could not look brighter when Rory shocks everyone --- Lauren most of all --- by enlisting in the U.S. Army. When he dies in combat, Lauren is left devastated, alone and under unbearable public scrutiny. Seeking peace and solitude, Lauren retreats to her family's old beach house. But she's forced to share the house with her overbearing mother and competitive sister. Worse, filmmaker Matt Brio --- making a documentary about Rory --- tracks her down and persuades her to give him just an hour of her time. An hour turns into a summer of revelations, surprises and upheaval. As the days grow shorter and her grief changes shape, Lauren begins to understand the past --- and to welcome the future.

The Neighbor by Joseph Souza - Fiction, Psychological Thriller

Kensington | 9781496716200 | Published April 24, 2018

When Leah and her husband, Clay, move from Seattle to Maine, she envisions a vibrant new neighborhood packed with families. But while Clay works long hours, Leah is left alone each day in a nearly deserted housing development. Bored and adrift, Leah finds herself watching Clarissa and Russell Gaines next door, envying their stylishly decorated home and their university careers. But Leah’s obsession with the intriguing, elegant Clarissa grows until she’s not just spying from afar but sneaking into their house, taking small objects and reading Clarissa’s diary. It contains clues to a hidden turmoil Leah never guessed at --- and a connection to a local college girl who’s disappeared.

Twisted Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel by John Sandford - Fiction, Mental Health, Mystery, Thriller

Putnam | 9780735217355 | Published April 24, 2018

A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the U.S. Senate, where Lucas Davenport had predicted she'd fit right in. He was also convinced that she'd been responsible for three murders, though he'd never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her again. He was right. A federal marshal now, with a very wide scope of investigation, he's heard rumors that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee, and the contacts she's made from it, to be very...useful. Pinning those rumors down was likely to be just as difficult as before, and considerably more dangerous.

West by Carys Davies - Animals , Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Western

Scribner | 9781501179341 | Published April 24, 2018

Addled by grief and dissatisfaction, 35-year-old mule breeder John Cyrus Bellman takes one step and then another. With a small compass and meager provisions, he sets off into the wild frontier beyond his small farm in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, on a doomed quest prompted by reports of colossal animal bones found in Kentucky. Promising to return in two years, Bellman leaves behind his only daughter Bess to the tender mercies of his taciturn sister Julie. With only a battered wall clock, her dead mother’s gold ring, and a barnyard full of miserable animals to call her own, Bess is forced to make her way in a deceptively hostile world, tracing her father’s path with arcane maps at the local subscription library.