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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.

November 2014


Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet - Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393245622 | Published November 3, 2014

On the grounds of a Caribbean island resort, newlyweds Deb and Chip meet a marine biologist who says she has sighted mermaids in a coral reef. As the resort's "parent company" swoops in to corner the market on mythological creatures, the couple joins forces with other adventurous souls to save said mermaids from the "Venture of Marvels," which wants to turn their reef into a theme park.

The Burning Room by Michael Connelly - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316225939 | Published November 3, 2014

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. But when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet 10 years earlier, detectives Harry Bosch and Lucia Soto are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Beginning with the bullet that's been lodged in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveal that this shooting may have been anything but random.

A Map of Betrayal by Ha Jin - Family, Fiction, Spy Fiction

Pantheon | 9780307911605 | Published November 4, 2014

When Lilian Shang, born and raised in America, discovers her father’s diary after the death of her parents, she is shocked by the secrets it contains. She knew that her father, Gary, convicted decades ago of being a mole in the CIA, was the most important Chinese spy ever caught. But his diary, an astonishing chronicle of his journey as a Communist intelligence agent, reveals the pain and longing that his double life entailed --- and point to a hidden second family that he’d left behind in China.

A New York Christmas by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Ballantine Books | 9780345548467 | Published November 4, 2014

Twenty-three-year-old Jemima Pitt, the daughter of Thomas Pitt and head of Britain’s Special Branch, is crossing the Atlantic. She is traveling with an acquaintance, Delphinia Cardew, who is to marry the aristocratic Brent Albright in a high-society New York wedding. When Harley, the groom’s charismatic brother, asks Jemima to help him search for Delphinia’s disgraced mother, Maria, and forestall the scandal that would surely follow if the prodigal parent turned up at the wedding, she agrees to assist him.

All Days Are Night written by Peter Stamm, translated by Michael Hofmann - Fiction

Other Press | 9781590516966 | Published November 4, 2014

Gillian is content with her marriage to Matthias, even if she feels restless at times. One night following an argument, the couple has a terrible car accident: Matthias, who is drunk, dies in the crash. Gillian wakes up in the hospital completely disfigured. Only slowly, after many twists and turns, does she put her life back together and reconnects with a love interest of the past who becomes a possible future --- or so it seems.

Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte by Kate Williams - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Ballantine Books | 9780345522832 | Published November 4, 2014

Their love was legendary, their ambition flagrant and unashamed. Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife, Josephine, came to power during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of France. The story of the Corsican soldier’s incredible rise has been well documented. Now, Kate Williams draws back the curtain on the woman who beguiled him: her humble origins, her exorbitant appetites, and the tragic turn of events that led to her undoing.

American Titan: Searching for John Wayne by Marc Eliot - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Dey Street Books | 9780062269003 | Published November 4, 2014

As he did in his bestselling biographies of Jimmy Stewart and Clint Eastwood, acclaimed Hollywood biographer Marc Eliot digs deep beneath the myth in this revealing look at the most legendary Western film hero of all time; the man with the distinctive voice, walk and demeanor who was an inspiration to many and a symbol of American masculinity, power and patriotism.

An American Cardinal: The Biography of Cardinal Timothy Dolan by Christina Boyle - Biography, Nonfiction, Religion

St. Martin's Press | 9781250032874 | Published November 4, 2014

The most powerful Roman Catholic leader in the United States had humble beginnings before being formally ordained in 1976. He was made Archbishop of New York in 2009 and several months later was elevated to cardinal. His rise is not, however, without its controversies. AN AMERICAN CARDINAL is a book about power and the Roman Catholic Church today framed by the life of a man who might someday become the first American pope.

Bad Country by CB McKenzie - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250053541 | Published November 4, 2014

Retired from the rodeo circuit, Rodeo Grace Garnet doesn't have much choice but to say yes when offered an unusual case. An elderly Indian woman from his own Reservation has hired him to help discover who murdered her grandson, but she seems strangely uninterested in the results. Her attitude appears to be heartless, but as Rodeo pursues interrelated cases, he learns that the old woman's indifference is nothing compared to true hatred.

Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii by James L. Haley - History, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press | 9780312600655 | Published November 4, 2014

James L. Haley's CAPTIVE PARADISE is the story of King Kamehameha I, The Conqueror, who unified the islands through terror and bloodshed, but whose dynasty succumbed to inbreeding; of Gilded Age tycoons like Claus Spreckels who brilliantly outmaneuvered his competitors; of firebrand Lorrin Thurston, who was determined that Hawaii be ruled by whites; of President McKinley, who presided over the eventual annexation of the islands.