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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.

September 2016


1956: The World in Revolt by Simon Hall - History, Nonfiction

Pegasus Books | 9781681772059 | Published September 6, 2016

1956 was one of the most remarkable years of the 20th century. All across the globe, ordinary people spoke out, filled the streets and city squares, and took up arms in an attempt to win their freedom. Simon Hall takes the long view of the year's events --- putting them in their post-war context and looking toward their influence on the counterculture movements of the 1960s --- to tell the story of the year's epic, global struggles from the point of view of the freedom fighters, dissidents, and countless ordinary people who worked to overturn oppressive and authoritarian systems in order to build a brave new world.

A Gathering in Hope by Philip Gulley - Fiction, Humor

Center Street | 9781455562596 | Published September 6, 2016

In A GATHERING IN HOPE, Pastor Sam Gardner and his congregation are eager to expand their meeting house after an unexpected windfall. Before building can commence, the County Environmental Board and the Department of Natural Resourses put the quietus on the plan. A colony of endangered Indiana bats have made the tree beside the meetinghouse, and the meetinghouse attic, their place of residence. Until the fanged visitors leave for hibernation, Hope Friends Meeting is left without a gathering place. When an over-zealous Leonard Fink takes matters into his own hands, he may land himself --- and Sam --- in jail.

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Viking | 9780670026197 | Published September 6, 2016

When, in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 by Alan Taylor - History, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393082814 | Published September 6, 2016

The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous nation. In AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS, Alan Taylor gives us a different creation story. Rising out of the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, Taylor’s Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain’s mainland colonies. Conflict ignited on the frontier, where settlers clamored to push west into Indian lands against British restrictions, and in the seaboard cities, where commercial elites mobilized riots and boycotts to resist British tax policies.

Apprentice in Death by J. D. Robb - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9781101987971 | Published September 6, 2016

A talented young skater, a doctor and a teacher have been shot dead at Central Park’s ice-skating rink. A review of the security videos reveals that the victims were killed with a tactical laser rifle fired by a sniper, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. Though the list of locations where the shooter could have set up seems endless, the number of people with that particular skill set is finite. Eve Dallas’ husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources --- and genius --- at his disposal. When his computer program leads Eve to the location of the sniper, she learns a shocking fact: Someone is being trained by an expert in the science of killing, and they have an agenda.

Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland by Dave Barry - Essays, Humor, Nonfiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9781101982600 | Published September 6, 2016

We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know, “What the hell is wrong with Florida?” Somehow, the state has acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian, Dave begs to differ. It is a great state, and Dave is going to tell you why. Join him as he celebrates Florida from Key West at the bottom to whatever it is that’s at the top, from the Sunshine State’s earliest history to the fun-fair of weirdness that it is today.

Blood Wedding by Pierre Lemaitre - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

MacLehose Press | 9781681445311 | Published September 6, 2016

Normally happy and well-adjusted Sophie Duguet doesn't understand what's happening to her: she's become forgetful, even detained by the police for shoplifting --- a crime she has no memory whatsoever of having committed. But this is only the beginning. As she slowly sinks deeper into dementia and depression, things go from troubling to alarming when she finds herself connected to the deaths of several people around her. In a desperate attempt to escape this nightmare, a confused Sophie changes her name and relocates, hoping to outrun the demons now plaguing her. But this may not be enough..

Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery by Sophie Hannah - Fiction, Mystery

William Morrow | 9780062458827 | Published September 6, 2016

As guests arrive for a party at her Irish mansion, Lady Athelinda Playford has decided to cut off her two children without a penny and leave her vast fortune to an invalid who has only weeks to live. Among her visitors are the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard. Neither knows why he has been invited --- until Poirot begins to wonder if Lady Playford expects a murder. But why does she seem so determined to provoke a killer? And why --- when the crime is committed despite Poirot's best efforts to stop it --- does the identity of the victim make no sense at all?

Dear Mr. M written by Herman Koch, translated by Sam Garrett - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Random House | 9781101903322 | Published September 6, 2016

Once a celebrated writer, M had his greatest success with a suspense novel based on a real-life disappearance. It told the story of a history teacher who went missing one winter after having a brief affair with a beautiful student of his. The teacher was never found. Upon publication, M's novel was a runaway bestseller, one that marked his international breakthrough. That was years ago, and now M's career is fading. But not when it comes to his bizarre, seemingly timid neighbor who keeps a close eye on him and his wife. Why?

Downfall: A Brady Novel of Suspense by J.A. Jance - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062297716 | Published September 6, 2016

With a baby on the way, her mother and stepfather recently slain, a re-election campaign looming, and a daughter heading off for college, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady has her hands full when a puzzling new case hits her department, demanding every resource she has at her disposal. Two women have fallen to their deaths from a small nearby peak, referred to by Bisbee locals as Geronimo. What’s the connection between these two women? Is this a case of murder/suicide or is it a double homicide? And if someone else is responsible, is it possible that the perpetrator may, even now, be on the hunt for another victim?

Everfair by Nisi Shawl - Fiction

Tor Books | 9780765338051 | Published September 6, 2016

EVERFAIR is a Neo-Victorian alternate history novel that explores the question of what might have come of Belgium's disastrous colonization of the Congo if the native populations had learned about steam technology a bit earlier. Fabian Socialists from Great Britain join forces with African-American missionaries to purchase land from the Belgian Congo's "owner," King Leopold II. This land, named Everfair, is set aside as a safe haven, an imaginary Utopia for native populations of the Congo as well as escaped slaves returning from America and other places where African natives were being mistreated.

Ghosts of Havana by Todd Moss - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399175930 | Published September 6, 2016

When four American sport fishermen stray into Cuban waters and are arrested by Castro’s navy, State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker finds himself called in to negotiate their release. But with relations between the United States and Cuba supposedly thawing, things just don’t seem to fit. Some see the new initiative as an opportunity for something radical, and Ryker is caught in the middle.

Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer - Fiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374280024 | Published September 6, 2016

Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in 11 years is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home --- and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear.

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly - History, Nonfiction

William Morrow | 9780062363596 | Published September 6, 2016

Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, HIDDEN FIGURES follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.

Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Knopf | 9780385354387 | Published September 6, 2016

For all the literature about Adolf Hitler, there have been just four seminal biographies; this is the fifth, a landmark work that sheds important new light on Hitler himself. Drawing on previously unseen papers and a wealth of recent scholarly research, Volker Ullrich reveals the man behind the public persona --- from Hitler's childhood to his failures as a young man in Vienna to his experiences during the First World War to his rise as a far-right party leader. Ullrich deftly captures Hitler's intelligence, instinctive grasp of politics and gift for oratory, as well as his megalomania, deep insecurity and repulsive worldview.

Karolina's Twins by Ronald H. Balson - Fiction, Historical Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250098375 | Published September 6, 2016

Lena Woodward has lived a comfortable life among Chicago Society since she immigrated to the US and began a new life at the end of World War II. But now something has resurfaced that Lena cannot ignore: an unfulfilled promise she made long ago that can no longer stay buried. Driven to renew the quest that still keeps her awake at night, Lena enlists the help of lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private investigator Liam Taggart. She begins to recount a tale, harkening back to her harrowing past in Nazi-occupied Poland, of the bond she shared with her childhood friend Karolina. But there are questions that must be answered about what is true and what is not, and what Lena is willing to risk to uncover the past.

Lady Cop Makes Trouble: A Kopp Sisters Novel by Amy Stewart - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544409941 | Published September 6, 2016

After besting (and arresting) a ruthless silk factory owner and his gang of thugs, Constance Kopp became one of the nation’s first deputy sheriffs. But when the wiles of a German-speaking con man threaten her position and her hopes for this new life, and endanger the honorable Sheriff Heath, Constance may not be able to make things right. LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE sets Constance loose on the streets of New York City and New Jersey. Cheering her on, and goading her, are her sisters Norma and Fleurette --- that is, when they aren't training pigeons for the war effort or fanning dreams of a life on the stage.

Leave Me by Gayle Forman - Fiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616206178 | Published September 6, 2016

Maribeth Klein is a harried working mother who’s so busy taking care of her husband and twins that she doesn’t even realize she’s had a heart attack. Surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, Maribeth does the unthinkable: she packs a bag and leaves. But, as is often the case, once we get where we’re going, we see our lives from a different perspective. Far from the demands of family and career, and with the help of liberating new friendships, Maribeth is able to own up to secrets she has been keeping from herself and those she loves.

Love Warrior: A Memoir by Glennon Doyle Melton - Memoir, Love & Marriage, Nonfiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250075727 | Published September 6, 2016

Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out --- three happy children, a doting spouse and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list --- her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed. This astonishing memoir reveals how our ideals of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for a man and a woman to truly know one another - and it captures the beauty that unfolds when one couple commits to unlearning everything they’ve been taught so that they can finally, after 13 years of marriage, fall in love.

Manitou Canyon by William Kent Krueger - Fiction, Mystery

Atria Books | 9781476749266 | Published September 6, 2016

Not long before his daughter's November wedding, Cork O'Connor takes a case to find a man who has gone missing in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. As days pass with no word from Cork, his family anxiously awaits his return. They fly by floatplane to the lake where the missing man was last seen. Locating Cork's campsite, there is no sign of their father --- just blood, and a lot of it. With an early winter storm on the horizon, it's a race against time as Cork's family struggles to uncover the mystery behind these disappearances.

Mischling by Affinity Konar - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Lee Boudreaux Books | 9780316308106 | Published September 6, 2016

In 1944, twin sisters Pearl and Stasha Zagorski arrive in Auschwitz and become part of the experimental population of twins known as Mengele's Zoo. That winter, at a concert orchestrated by Mengele, Pearl disappears and Stasha is left in the Zoo alone, clinging to hope that her twin remains alive. After the Red Army liberates the camp, Stasha and her companion, Feliks --- who has also lost his twin to Mengele's Zoo --- travel through a devastated Poland, undeterred by injury, starvation or the chaos around them. As the young survivors discover what has become of the world, they must try to imagine a future within it.

Monticello: A Daughter and Her Father by Sally Cabot Gunning - Fiction, Historical Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062320438 | Published September 6, 2016

After the death of her beloved mother, Martha Jefferson spent five years abroad with her father, Thomas Jefferson, on his first diplomatic mission to France. Now, at 17, Jefferson’s eldest daughter is returning to the lush hills of the family’s beloved Virginia plantation, Monticello. While the large, beautiful estate is the same as she remembers, Martha has changed. The young girl who sailed to Europe is now a woman with a heart made heavy by a first love gone wrong. As her life becomes constrained by the demands of marriage, motherhood, politics, scandal and her family’s increasing impoverishment, Martha yearns to find her way back to the gentle beauty and quiet happiness of the world she once knew at the top of her father’s “little mountain.”

Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler - Fiction

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802125750 | Published September 6, 2016

Robert Quinlan is a 70-year-old historian, teaching at Florida State University, where his wife Darla is also tenured. Their marriage, forged in the fervor of anti-Vietnam-war protests, now bears the fractures of time, both personal and historical. For Robert and Darla, the cracks remain under the surface, whereas the divisions in Robert’s own family are more apparent. He has almost no relationship with his brother, Jimmy. Their father, a veteran of WWII, is coming to the end of his life. And an unstable homeless man whom Robert at first takes to be a fellow Vietnam veteran turns out to have a deep impact not just on Robert, but on his entire family.

Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen - Fiction, Humor, Mystery

Knopf | 9780385349741 | Published September 6, 2016

When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but. Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield --- the eponymous Razor Girl --- and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control. Andrew Yancy believes that if he can singlehandedly solve a high-profile murder, he'll get his detective badge back. That the Razor Girl may be the key to Yancy's future will be as surprising as anything else he encounters along the way.

Revenge in a Cold River: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry - Fiction, Mystery

Ballantine Books | 9781101886359 | Published September 6, 2016

Commander William Monk has learned to live with the fact that he cannot remember the events of his life prior to a horrific carriage accident years ago. But when a ghost from his past, a man he has no recollection of, attempts to frame him for a series of murders, he must rely on the help of his wife Hester and his close friend Oliver Rathbone in order to free himself --- from both the charges, and the demons that have haunted him since the accident.