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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 2016

Hardcover

A Killing in Amish Country: Sex, Betrayal, and a Cold-blooded Murder by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris - Nonfiction, True Crime

St. Martin's Press | 9781250067234 | Published July 5, 2016

At just 30 years old, Barbara Weaver had everything she'd ever wanted. But while she was happy to live as the Amish have for centuries, her husband, Eli, was tempted by technology. Online he called himself "Amish Stud" and found no shortage of "English" women looking for love and sex. Barb Raber was raised Amish, but is now a Conservative Mennonite. When Eli starts asking people to kill his wife for him, Barb offers to help. One night, just after Eli had hitched a ride with a group of men to go fishing in the hours before dawn, Barb Raber entered the Weaver house and shot Barbara Weaver in the chest at close range.

Absalom's Daughters by Suzanne Feldman - Coming of Age, African American Interest, Fiction, Literary

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781627794534 | Published July 5, 2016

Self-educated and brown skinned, Cassie works full time in her grandmother’s laundry in rural Mississippi. Illiterate and white, Judith dreams of life as a big city radio star. These teenaged girls are half-sisters. And when they catch wind of their wayward father’s inheritance coming down in Virginia, they hitch their hopes to a road trip together to claim what’s rightly theirs. In an old junk car, with a frying pan, a ham and a few dollars hidden in a shoe, they set off through the American Deep South of the 1950s, a bewitchingly beautiful landscape as well as one bedeviled by racial striving and violence.

Another One Goes Tonight: A Chief Superintendent Peter Diamond Investigation by Peter Lovesey - Fiction, Mystery

Soho Crime | 9781616957582 | Published July 5, 2016

Two police officers are about to head home when they receive one last call. En route to investigate, the patrol car spins off the road, killing one of the exhausted cops and leaving the other in critical condition. Detective Peter Diamond is assigned to look into the case. His supervisor is desperately hoping Diamond will not discover that the officers were at fault. Instead, Diamond discovers something even worse --- a civilian on a motorized tricycle was involved in the crash and has been lying on the side of the road for hours. Diamond administers CPR, but the man’s fate is unclear. As he lingers on life support, Diamond must wrestle with the fact that he may have saved the life of a serial killer.

Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon by Larry Tye - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Politics

Random House | 9780812993349 | Published July 5, 2016

History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics. But Kennedy’s enshrinement in the liberal pantheon was actually the final stage of a journey that had its beginnings in the conservative 1950s. Larry Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singularly fascinating figure. To capture the full arc of his subject’s life, Tye draws on unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files and 58 boxes of papers that had been under lock and key for the past 40 years.

Bush by Jean Edward Smith - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Politics

Simon & Schuster | 9781476741192 | Published July 5, 2016

Jean Edward Smith offers a comprehensive evaluation of the Bush presidency --- including Guantanamo, Katrina, No Child Left Behind, and other important topics, showing how he ignored his advisors to make key decisions himself --- most disastrously in invading Iraq --- and how these decisions were often driven by the President’s deep religious faith.

Claiming Noah by Amanda Ortlepp - Fiction, Psychological Suspense

Center Street | 9781455565986 | Published July 5, 2016

Catriona Sinclair and her husband, James, have been struggling to have a baby. They succeed at last through in vitro fertilization but decide to make their "spare" frozen embryo available to another family, unwilling to risk the heartbreak of another miscarriage. Diana and Liam Simmons are overjoyed to learn that they are the recipients of the embryo donation. As Diana is finding delight in every aspect of motherhood, Catriona slips into a deep depression. Just as she begins to find her way back to normalcy, one of the babies is kidnapped. Suddenly, all of their lives begin to unravel and intertwine, and none of them will ever be the same.

Danger Woman: A Botswana Mystery by Frederick Ramsay - Fiction, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464205859 | Published July 5, 2016

Following a recent rash of deaths and dismembered body parts appearing in Botswana’s Chobe Game Park, District Superintendent Sanderson is alerted to the discovery of a ravaged human skull, believed to be the work of the Russian Bratva. Led by Oleg Lenka, these mafiosi think it will be a cinch to take over the region’s high-end tourist trade --- in particular, the casino/hotel operation that is the fiercely held, final dream of American billionaire Leo Painter. Sanderson’s friend and lover, Inspector Kgabo Modise of the Botswana Police Service, is tasked to remove them. Modise is quickly swept into a complex set of moves orchestrated to outwit not so much Lenka, but his mistress Irena Davidova, the Bratva’s own Danger Woman.

Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal by Jack Kelly - History, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781137280091 | Published July 5, 2016

The technological marvel of its age, the Erie Canal grew out of a sudden fit of inspiration. Proponents didn't just dream; they built a 360-mile waterway entirely by hand and largely through wilderness. As excitement crackled down its length, the canal became the scene of the most striking outburst of imagination in American history. It made New York the financial capital of America and brought the modern world crashing into the frontier. Men and women saw God face to face, gained and lost fortunes, and reveled in a period of intense spiritual creativity. HEAVEN’S DITCH illuminates the spiritual and political upheavals along this "psychic highway" from its opening in 1825 through 1844.

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn - Fiction

Liveright | 9781631491764 | Published July 5, 2016

At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman. As they face the impending destruction of their community, each woman --- fighting to balance the burdens she shoulders with the freedom she craves --- must confront long-hidden scars.

How to Set a Fire and Why by Jesse Ball - Fiction

Pantheon | 9781101870570 | Published July 5, 2016

Lucia’s father is dead, her mother is in a mental hospital, and she’s living in a garage-turned-bedroom with her aunt. And now she’s been kicked out of school --- again. Lucia spends her days riding the bus to visit her mother and following the only rule that makes any sense to her: Don’t do things you aren’t proud of. But when she discovers that her new school has a secret Arson Club, she’s willing to do anything to be a part of it, and her life is suddenly lit up. As Lucia’s fascination with the Arson Club grows, her story becomes one of misguided friendship and, ultimately, destruction.

I Am No One by Patrick Flanery - Fiction, Political Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Tim Duggan Books | 9781101905852 | Published July 5, 2016

After a decade living in England, Jeremy O'Keefe returns to New York, where he has been hired as a professor of German history at New York University. But soon, Jeremy's life begins taking strange turns: boxes containing records of his online activity are delivered to his apartment, a young man seems to be following him, and his elderly mother receives anonymous phone calls slandering her son. As Jeremy takes stock of the entanglements that marked his years abroad, he wonders if he has unwittingly committed a crime so serious that he might soon be faced with his own denaturalization.

Ithaca: A Novel of Homer's Odyssey by Patrick Dillon - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Pegasus | 9781681771557 | Published July 5, 2016

Telemachus’s father, Odysseus, went off to war before he was born. Aged sixteen, Telemachus finds himself abandoned, his father’s house overrun with men pursuing his mother Penelope and devouring the family’s wealth. He determines to leave Ithaca and find the truth. What really happened to his father? Might he, one day, return to take his revenge? Telemachus's journey takes him across the landscape of bronze-age Greece in the aftermath of the great Trojan War. ITHACA re-tells Homer’s famous poem from the point of view of Odysseus’ resourceful and troubled son, describing Odysseus’s extraordinary voyage from Troy to the gates of hell, and Telemachus’s own journey from boyhood to the desperate struggle that wins back his home…and his father.

Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff - Comedy, Fiction, Romance

Viking | 9781101980903 | Published July 5, 2016

Jonathan Trefoil’s boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling, and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him --- only richer and with a different sense of humor. He doesn’t remember life being this confusing, back before everyone expected him to act like a grown-up. When his brother asks him to look after his dogs, Jonathan's world view begins to shift. Could a border collie and a cocker spaniel hold the key to life, the universe and everything? Their sly maneuvering on daily walks and visits to the alluring vet suggest that human emotional intelligence may not be top dog after all.

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia by Julian Fellowes - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455541164 | Published July 5, 2016

JULIAN FELLOWES’S BELGRAVIA is the story of a secret --- a secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, BELGRAVIA is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's now-legendary ball, one family's life will change forever.

Kick: The True Story of JFK's Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth by Paula Byrne - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062296276 | Published July 5, 2016

Encouraged to be “winners” from a young age, Rose and Joe Kennedy’s children were the embodiment of ambitious, wholesome Americanism. Yet even within this ebullient group of overachievers, the fourth Kennedy child, the irrepressible Kathleen, stood out. Lively, charismatic, extremely clever, and blessed with graceful athleticism and a sunny disposition, the alluring socialite fondly known as Kick was a firecracker who effortlessly made friends and stole hearts. Paula Byrne recounts this remarkable young woman’s life in detail as never before.

Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544714441 | Published July 5, 2016

Mark and Maggie’s annual road trip to visit family goes wrong when they stop for the night at a remote in, completely without power. Maggie --- recently mugged at gunpoint --- is lately not herself, and her paranoia reaches an all-time and terrifying high. But when Mark finds himself threatened in the parking lot, it’s Maggie who takes control.

Magic by Danielle Steel - Family Life, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780345531100 | Published July 5, 2016

Jean-Philippe and Valerie Dumas are devoted to each other and their young children. But a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in China may lead to separation --- and temptation. Benedetta and Gregorio Mariani run a venerable Italian clothing empire. Gregorio projects strength, but has a weakness that will ignite a crisis in their company and their marriage. Chantal Giverny, an award-winning screenwriter, and Dharam Singh, one of India’s most successful tech entrepreneurs, are singles paired for the evening. Spanning the globe, this breathtaking novel follows these indelible characters through a transformative year of successes and heartbreaks.

Night of the Animals by Bill Broun - Fiction, Futuristic

Ecco | 9780062400796 | Published July 5, 2016

Over the course of a single night in 2052, a homeless man named Cuthbert Handley sets out on an astonishing quest: to release the animals of the London Zoo. When he was a young boy, Cuthbert’s grandmother had told him he inherited a magical ability to communicate with the animal world --- a gift she called the Wonderments. Ever since his older brother’s death in childhood, Cuthbert has heard voices. These maddening whispers must be the Wonderments, he believes, and recently they have promised to reunite him with his lost brother and bring about the coming of a Lord of Animals…if he fulfills this curious request.

No Good to Cry: A Rick Van Lam Mystery by Andrew Lanh - Fiction, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464206399 | Published July 5, 2016

PI Rick Van Lam’s Vietnam-vet mentor and partner, Jimmy, and Jimmy’s old army pal, Ralph, are attacked as they walk down a city sidewalk. Ralph is killed, and Jimmy is struck by a car. While the battered Jimmy is under the care of Rick’s landlord and friend, Gracie, Rick finds himself in a quandary: He’s asked to clear the name of the two attackers named by the police. One is a boy named Simon Tran, known as Saigon; the other is Simon’s buddy, Frankie Croix. Working with Hank Nguyen, a young colleague who is now a state-cop-in-training, Rick tracks Simon to a Vietnamese gang in Little Saigon. How can he not strive to save Simon and Frankie, who refuse to be saved?

Our Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolution by Caitlin Fitz - History, Nonfiction

Liveright | 9780871407351 | Published July 5, 2016

In the early 19th century, the United States turned its idealistic gaze southward, imagining a legacy of revolution and republicanism it hoped would dominate the American hemisphere. Even as Latin Americans were gradually ending slavery, U.S. observers remained energized by the belief that their founding ideals were triumphing over European tyranny among their “sister republics.” But as slavery became a violently divisive issue at home, goodwill toward antislavery revolutionaries waned. By the nation’s 50th anniversary, republican efforts abroad had become a scaffold upon which many in the United States erected an ideology of white U.S. exceptionalism that would haunt the geopolitical landscape for generations.

Someone Always Knows: A Sharon McCone Mystery by Marcia Muller - Fiction, Mystery

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455527953 | Published July 5, 2016

Finally settled into their new home and fully established in their new shared offices, private investigator Sharon McCone and her business partner husband Hy are starting to feel comfortable. That calm is shattered thanks to the reappearance of Hy's former colleague, Gage Renshaw, a shady troublemaker who they had presumed dead. Meanwhile, Sharon has a new client with a desire to rid a derelict house he has just bought from intruders, drug users and thugs. However, the abandoned house holds its share of secrets, and soon Sharon is searching for the individual who is obsessed with destroying her life.

Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy by John Prados - History, Nonfiction

NAL | 9780451473615 | Published July 5, 2016

As Allied ships prepared for the invasion of the Philippine island of Leyte, every available warship, submarine and airplane was placed on alert while Japanese admiral Kurita Takeo stalked Admiral William F. Halsey’s unwitting American armada. It was the beginning of the epic Battle of Leyte Gulf, the greatest naval battle in history. In STORM OVER LEYTE, acclaimed historian John Prados gives readers an unprecedented look at both sides of this titanic naval clash, demonstrating that, despite the Americans’ overwhelming superiority in firepower and supplies, the Japanese achieved their goal, inflicting grave damage on U.S. forces.

Tag, You're Dead by J. C. Lane - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464206313 | Published July 5, 2016

Six young people play a dangerous Game of Tag in public that offers a macabre twist to the childhood version: if you get Tagged, you get Dead. Three "Its" have their reasons for buying a place in the Game. Surgically enhanced Brandy is obsessed with destroying a naturally beautiful girl. Untalented Robert covets his target's position as superstar of the basketball team. Brainiac Charles craves a battle against an intellectual equal. Hand-picked innocents play as “Runners,” under threat to their loved ones should they refuse to participate: lovely, small-town Laura; celebrated athlete Tyrese; and Amanda, gamer extraordinaire. Alone and hunted by their adversary, each feels a single hope: to survive. 

The Boy in the Shadows by Carl-Johan Vallgren - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Quercus | 9781681444406 | Published July 5, 2016

Joel, whose older brother was kidnapped years earlier, goes missing under suspicious circumstances. His frantic wife turns to Danny Katz --- an old friend with a troubled past --- for help. A brilliant computer programmer and recovering heroin addict, Katz is also the divorced father of two young girls. Before long, he discovers he isn't the only one trying to find Joel. The deeper Katz digs, the more upsetting the secrets he uncovers about the wealthy and powerful family at the heart of the investigation. Chillingly, the case takes a violent turn that reveals a disorienting connection to Katz's own troubled childhood.

The Dream Life of Astronauts: Stories by Patrick Ryan - Fiction, Short Stories

The Dial Press | 9780385341387 | Published July 5, 2016

A would-be Miss America auditions for a shady local talent scout over vodka and Sunny D; a NASA engineer begins to wonder if the woman he’s having an affair with is slowly poisoning her husband; a Boy Scout troop leader, recovering from a stroke, tries to protect one of his scouts from being bullied by his own sons; a grandmother, sentenced to driver’s ed after a traffic accident, surprises herself by falling for her instructor. THE DREAM LIFE OF ASTRONAUTS balances heartbreak with wry humor as its characters try to make sense of the paths they find themselves on.