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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 2015

Hardcover

Alert: A Michael Bennett Novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - Disaster Fiction, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316407038 | Published August 3, 2015

After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, New York City is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI's Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility. In the wake of a shocking assassination, Bennett begins to suspect that these mysterious events are just the prelude to the biggest threat of all. Soon he's racing against the clock to save his beloved city before everyone's worst nightmare becomes a reality.

Dragonfish by Vu Tran - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393077803 | Published August 3, 2015

Robert, an Oakland cop, still can't let go of Suzy, the enigmatic Vietnamese wife who left him two years ago. Now she's disappeared from her new husband, Sonny, a violent Vietnamese smuggler and gambler who's blackmailing Robert into finding her for him. As he pursues her through the sleek and seamy gambling dens of Las Vegas, shadowed by Sonny's sadistic son, "Junior," and assisted by unexpected and reluctant allies, Robert learns more about his ex-wife than he ever did during their marriage

All That Followed by Gabriel Urza - Fiction, Literary, Suspense

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781627792431 | Published August 4, 2015

It's 2004 in Muriga, a quiet town in Spain's northern Basque Country, a place with more secrets than inhabitants. Five years have passed since the kidnapping and murder of a young local politician --- a family man and father --- and the town's rhythms have almost returned to normal. But in the aftermath of the Atocha train bombings in Madrid, an act of terrorism that rocked a nation and a world, the townspeople want a reckoning of Muriga's own troubled past: Everyone knows who pulled the trigger five years ago, but is the young man now behind bars the only one to blame?

Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris by Alex Kershaw - History, Nonfiction

Crown | 9780804140034 | Published August 4, 2015

American physician Sumner Jackson lived with his wife and young son Phillip on Avenue de Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France. When found himself drawn into the Liberation network of the French resistance, he knew the stakes were impossibly high. After witnessing the brutal round-up of his Jewish friends, Jackson invited the Liberation to officially operate out of his home at Number 11 --- but when his secret life was discovered by his Nazi neighbors, he and his family were forced to undertake a journey into the dark heart of the war-torn continent from which there was little chance of return.

Barbara the Slut and Other People by Laura Holmes - Family Life, Fiction, Humor, Short Stories

Riverhead Books | 9781594633782 | Published August 4, 2015

Fearless, candid and incredibly funny, Lauren Holmes is a newcomer who writes like a master. She tackles eros and intimacy with a deceptively light touch, a keen awareness of how their nervous systems tangle and sometimes short-circuit, and a genius for revealing our most vulnerable, spirited selves. With heart, sass and pitch-perfect characters, BARBARA THE SLUT is a head-turning debut from a writer with a limitless career before her.

Barefoot to Avalon: A Brother's Story by David Payne - Biography, Memoir, Nonfiction

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802123541 | Published August 4, 2015

In 2000, while moving his household from Vermont to North Carolina, author David Payne watched from his rearview mirror as his younger brother, George A., driving behind him in a two-man convoy of rental trucks, lost control of his vehicle. David’s life hit a downward spiral. He found himself haunted not only by George A.’s death, but also by his brother’s manic depression, an inherited past that now threatened David’s and his children’s futures. The only way out, he found, was to write about his brother.

Coming of Age at the End of Days by Alice LaPlante - Fiction, Literary

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802121653 | Published August 4, 2015

Never one to conform, Anna always had trouble fitting in. When a sudden melancholia takes hold of her life at the age of 16, she loses her sense of self and purpose. Then the Goldschmidts move in next door. They're active members of a religious cult, and Anna is awestruck by both their son, Lars, and their fervent violent prophecies for the Tribulation at the End of Days. Within months, Anna's life will undergo profound changes. But when her newfound beliefs threaten to push her over the edge, she must find her way back to center with the help of unlikely friends.

Days of Awe by Lauren Fox - Family Life, Fiction

Knopf | 9780307268129 | Published August 4, 2015

Only a year ago Isabel Moore was married, was the object of adoration for her 10-year-old daughter, and thought she knew everything about her wild, extravagant, beloved best friend, Josie. But in that one short year, her husband moved out and rented his own apartment; her daughter grew into a moody insomniac; and Josie was killed in a single-car accident. As the relationships that long defined Isabel change before her eyes, she must try to understand who she really is.

Deadly Assets: A Badge of Honor Novel by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399171178 | Published August 4, 2015

Tension between the Philadelphia Police Department and its Citizens Oversight Committee has long been reaching a boiling point. That turmoil turns from bad to worse shortly after the committee begins targeting police shootings --- especially those of Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne --- then the committee’s combative leader is found shot dead point-blank on the front porch of his run-down Philly row house. As chanting protesters fill the streets, the city threatens to erupt.

Destiny: Step into Your Purpose by T.D. Jakes - Christian, Christian Living, Inspirational, Personal Growth, Religion, Spirituality

FaithWords | 9781455553976 | Published August 4, 2015

Whether you are just starting out, starting over or wondering if there is greater success than what you've already accomplished, now is the time to reset your inner compass. Clear your path of distractions and disruptions. Correct places where you have veered off course. Get unstuck. Embrace your divine purpose and, with this revelatory guide from T.D. Jakes, dare to pursue the unseen order in your life circumstances that is your DESTINY.

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown - Graphic Novel

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544157774 | Published August 4, 2015

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage --- and also of incompetence, racism, and criminality.

Fishbowl by Bradley Somer - Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250057808 | Published August 4, 2015

A goldfish named Ian is falling from the 27th-floor balcony on which his fishbowl sits. He's longed for adventure, so when the opportunity arises, he escapes from his bowl, clears the balcony railing and finds himself airborne. Plummeting toward the street below, Ian witnesses the lives of the Seville on Roxy residents.

Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh - Fiction, Historical Fiction, World History

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374174248 | Published August 4, 2015

It is 1839 and China has embargoed the trade of opium, yet too much is at stake and the British Foreign Secretary has ordered the colonial government in India to assemble an expeditionary force for an attack to reinstate the trade. Among those consigned is Kesri Singh, a soldier in the army of the East India Company. He makes his way eastward on the Hind, a transport ship that will carry him from Bengal to Hong Kong. The Hind docks in Hong Kong just as war breaks out and opium "pours into the market like monsoon flood." From Bombay to Calcutta, from naval engagements to the decks of a hospital ship, among embezzlement, profiteering and espionage, Amitav Ghosh charts a breathless course through the culminating moment of the British opium trade and vexed colonial history.

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781501112317 | Published August 4, 2015

Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her “nest” of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn’t seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora (Lee?) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead.

Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott - Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9781594633638 | Published August 4, 2015

Edith is a widowed landlady who rents apartments in her Brooklyn brownstone to an unlikely collection of humans, all deeply in need of shelter. Crippled in various ways --- in spirit, in mind, in body, in heart --- the renters struggle to navigate daily existence. They come to realize that Edith’s deteriorating mind, and the menacing presence of her estranged, unscrupulous son, Owen, is the greatest challenge they must confront together.

Into the Valley by Ruth Galm - Culture, Fiction

Soho Press | 9781616955090 | Published August 4, 2015

INTO THE VALLEY opens on the day in July 1967 when B. decides to pass her first counterfeit check and flee San Francisco for the Central Valley. Caught between generations and unmarried at 30, B. doesn’t understand the new counterculture youths. She likes the dresses and kid gloves of her mother’s generation, but doesn’t fit into that world either. B. is beset by a disintegrative anxiety she calls “the carsickness,” and the only relief comes in handling illicit checks and driving endlessly through the valley.

Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C.S. Lewis by Abigail Santamaria - Biography

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780151013715 | Published August 4, 2015

Joy Davidman is known, if she is known at all, as the wife of C. S. Lewis. Their marriage was immortalized in the film Shadowlands and Lewis’s memoir, A GRIEF OBSERVED. Now, through extraordinary new documents as well as years of research and interviews, Abigail Santamaria brings Joy Davidman Gresham Lewis to the page in the fullness and depth she deserves.

Landfalls by Naomi J. Williams - Adventure, Fiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374183158 | Published August 4, 2015

Naomi J. Williams reimagines the historical Lapérouse expedition, a voyage of exploration that left Brest in 1785 with two frigates, more than 200 men, and overblown Enlightenment ideals and expectations, in a brave attempt to circumnavigate the globe for science and the glory of France. LANDFALLS follows the exploits and heartbreaks not only of the men on the ships but also of the people affected by the voyage --- indigenous people and other Europeans the explorers encountered, loved ones left waiting at home, and those who survived and remembered the expedition later.

Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capo Crucet - Education, Family, Fiction, Relationships

St. Martin's Press | 9781250059666 | Published August 4, 2015

When Lizet --- the daughter of Cuban immigrants and the first in her family to graduate from high school --- secretly applies and is accepted to an ultra-elite college, her parents are furious at her decision to leave Miami. Just weeks before she's set to start school, her parents divorce and her father sells her childhood home, leaving Lizet, her mother, and her older sister Leidy --- a brand-new single mom --- without a steady income and scrambling for a place to live. Pulled between life at college and the needs of those she loves, Lizet is faced with difficult decisions that will change her life forever.

Malice at the Palace: A Royal Spyness Mystery by Rhys Bowen - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Berkley Prime Crime | 9780425260388 | Published August 4, 2015

Lady Georgiana Rannoch won’t deny that being thirty-fifth in line for the British throne has its advantages. Unfortunately, money isn’t one of them. And sometimes making ends meet requires her to investigate a little royal wrongdoing. The King’s youngest son, George, is to wed Princess Marina of Greece, and Lady Georgiana shall be her companion at the supposedly haunted Kensington Palace. George is known for his many affairs with women as well as men. But things truly get complicated when Lady Georgiana searches the Palace for a supposed ghost only to encounter an actual dead person: a society beauty said to have been one of Prince George’s mistresses.

Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase by Louise Walters - Family, Fiction, Relationships

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399169502 | Published August 4, 2015

When Roberta finds a letter inside her centenarian grandmother’s battered old suitcase that hints at a dark secret, her understanding of her family’s history is completely upturned. Running alongside Roberta’s narrative is that of her grandmother, Dorothy, as a 40-year-old childless woman desperate for motherhood during the early years of World War II. After a chance encounter with a Polish war pilot, Dorothy believes she’s finally found happiness, but must instead make an unthinkable decision whose consequences forever change the framework of her family.

My Final Word: Holding Tight to the Issues that Matter Most by Charles Colson and Anne Morse - Christian, Christian Living, Nonfiction, Religion, Spirituality

Zondervan | 9780310520641 | Published August 4, 2015

One of the most respected and influential Christian leaders of the last several decades, Chuck Colson engaged millions through his books, public speaking and radio broadcasts. In MY FINAL WORD, longtime Colson coauthor Anne Morse has selected and arranged pieces Colson wrote mostly during the last decade of his life, spotlighting what he saw as key topics of ongoing importance for Christian cultural engagement. Some of these issues include: crime and punishment, natural law, Islam, same-sex marriage, the persecution of Christians and more.

No. 4 Imperial Lane by Jonathan Weisman - Coming of Age, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary

Twelve | 9781455530458 | Published August 4, 2015

David Heller has taken a job as a live-in aide to current quadriplegic and former playboy Hans Bromwell --- in part to extend his stay studying abroad, but in truth, he's looking to escape his own family still paralyzed by the death of his younger sister a decade ago. When David moves into the Bromwell house, his life becomes quickly entwined with those of Hans, his alcoholic sister, and her beautiful fatherless daughter. As David befriends the Bromwells, the details behind the family's staggering fall from grace are slowly revealed.

Hip Hop Family Tree, Book 3 by Ed Piskor - Graphic Novel

Fantagraphics | 978-1606998489 | Published August 8, 2015

Ed Piskor’s acclaimed graphic novel series continues! Book 3 highlights Run DMC’s rise to fame and introduces unassailable acts like Whodini, The Fat Boys, Slick Rick, and Doug E Fresh. The Beastie Boys become a rap group. Rick Rubin meets Russell Simmons to form Def Jam. The famous TV pilot to the dance show Graffiti Rock and the documentaries Style Wars and Breakin’ and Enterin’ are all highlighted in this comprehensive volume spanning 1983-1984. Ed Piskor continues to deliver the goods in this comprehensive history of hip hop. Full-color illustrations throughout.

Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson - Graphic Novel

Graphix | 978-0545565417 | Published August 25, 2015

Highly acclaimed graphic novelist Craig Thompson's debut book for young readers about a plucky heroine on a mission to save her dad.

For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can't just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is vast and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad is in big, BIG trouble. With her father's life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together.

Visionary graphic novel creator Craig Thompson brings all of his wit, warmth, and humor to create a brilliantly drawn story for all ages. Set in a distant yet familiar future, SPACE DUMPLINS weaves themes of family, friendship, and loyalty into a grand space adventure filled with quirky aliens, awesome spaceships, and sharp commentary on our environmentally challenged world.