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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.

December 2014


The Italian Americans: A History by Maria Laurino - History, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393241297 | Published December 1, 2014

Looking beyond the familiar Little Italys and stereotypes fostered by The Godfather and “The Sopranos,” Maria Laurino reveals surprising, fascinating lives: Italian-Americans working on sugar-cane plantations in Louisiana to those who were lynched in New Orleans; the banker who helped rebuild San Francisco after the great earthquake; and families interned as “enemy aliens” in World War II. This book is both an exploration and celebration of the rich legacy of Italian-American life.

Genocide of One by Kazuaki Takano - Fiction, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316226226 | Published December 2, 2014

Three-year-old Akili represents the next step in human evolution. He can perceive patterns and predict future events better than most supercomputers, and is capable of manipulating grand-scale events like pieces on a chess board. And yet, for all that power, Akili has the emotional maturity of a child --- which might make him the most dangerous threat humanity has ever faced. American soldier, Jonathan Yeager, leads an international team of elite operatives deep into the heart of the Congolese jungle under Presidential orders to destroy this threat to humanity. Yeager finds himself caught between following his orders and saving a creature with a hidden agenda, who plans to either save humanity as we know it --- or destroy it.
Selected Letters of Norman Mailer written by Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon - Letters, Literary Criticism, Nonfiction

Random House | 9781400066230 | Published December 2, 2014

Compiled by Norman Mailer’s authorized biographer, J. Michael Lennon, and organized by decade, SELECTED LETTERS OF NORMAN MAILER features the most fascinating of Mailer’s missives from 1940 to 2007 --- letters to his family and friends, to fans and fellow writers (including Truman Capote, James Baldwin and Philip Roth), to political figures from Henry Kissinger to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and to such cultural icons as John Lennon, Marlon Brando and even Monica Lewinsky.

Blood Rubies: A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery by Jane K. Cleland - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250054135 | Published December 2, 2014

Ana Yartsin is on the verge of becoming a celebrity chef.  As she prepares to be filmed for a reality TV show about the launch of her bakery in Rocky Point, New Hampshire, Ana hires antiques expert Josie Prescott to appraise the precious egg and snow globe. The show's pilot will show Ana planning the desserts for the upcoming wedding of her friend Heather to investment guru, Jason. When Josie arrives at Ana's home, however, she finds Jason murdered and the priceless snow globe smashed beyond repair.

Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery by Christopher Fowler - Fiction, Mystery

Bantam | 9780345547651 | Published December 2, 2014

A teenager sees a dead man rise from his grave --- and moments later is killed in a sudden hit-and-run accident. Seven ravens housed in the impenetrable fortress that is the Tower of London vanish without a trace --- and legend has it that when the ravens leave, the city will fall. Arthur Bryant and John May must figure out how these two inexplicable, seemingly unrelated mysteries fit together as they begin an investigation that finds them confronting a group of latter-day body snatchers and exploring the corridors of an eerie funeral parlour, all to unearth the truth behind the gruesome legend of Bleeding Heart Yard.

Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven Beckert - Economics, History, Nonfiction

Knopf | 9780375414145 | Published December 2, 2014

Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding the origins of modern capitalism. Sven Beckert’s rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world’s most significant manufacturing industry, combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world.

Enter Pale Death: A Joe Sandilands Investigation by Barbara Cleverly - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Soho Crime | 9781616954086 | Published December 2, 2014

Scotland Yard Detective Joe Sandilands suspects foul play in the violent death of Lady Truelove. He enlists old friend and former constable Lily Wentworth to trail the now-widower Sir James Truelove, and finds an ally in a fellow police officer familiar with the Truelove estate. But as the investigation yields surprising secrets about one of England’s most powerful families, Joe discovers how little he knows about the gilded lives of the moneyed.

Good Health, Good Life: 12 Keys to Enjoying Physical and Spiritual Wellness by Joyce Meyer - Christian, Christian Life, Nonfiction, Personal Growth

FaithWords | 9781455547142 | Published December 2, 2014

Meeting the demands of your busy life may leave little time for you to focus on maintaining your personal well-being. But it is important to remember that each part of you --- mind, body and emotions --- serves a purpose in God's exciting plan for your future. Embracing a healthier lifestyle will help you fully experience all the good things He has in store for you. Joyce Meyer understands that modern life is hectic and has created a practical plan for achieving good health, one day at a time.

Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties by Rachel Cooke - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062333865 | Published December 2, 2014

Rachel Cooke goes back in time to offer an entertaining and iconoclastic look at 10 women in the 1950s --- pioneers whose professional careers and complicated private lives helped to create the opportunities available to today's women. These plucky and ambitious individuals --- among them a film director, a cook, an architect, an editor, an archaeologist and a race car driver --- left the house, discovered the bliss of work, and ushered in the era of the working woman.

How to Be Both by Ali Smith - Fiction

Pantheon | 9780375424106 | Published December 2, 2014

HOW TO BE BOTH is a novel all about art’s versatility. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real --- and all of life’s givens are given a second chance.