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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.

October 2015


Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories by Bonnie Jo Campbell - Family Life, Fiction, Short Stories

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393248456 | Published October 5, 2015

In "My Dog Roscoe," a new bride becomes obsessed with the notion that her dead ex-boyfriend has returned to her in the form of a mongrel. In "Blood Work, 1999," a phlebotomist's desire to give away everything to the needy awakens her own sensuality. In "Home to Die," an abused woman takes revenge on her bedridden husband. In these fearless and darkly funny tales about women and those they love, Campbell’s spirited American voice is at its most powerful.

A House of My Own: Stories from My Life by Sandra Cisneros - Autobiography, Nonfiction

Knopf | 9780385351331 | Published October 6, 2015

From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET to her abode in Mexico in a region where “my ancestors lived for centuries,” the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, where she could truly take root, has eluded her. With this collection --- spanning three decades and including never-before-published work --- Cisneros has come home at last.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin - Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Mystery

Bantam | 9780345533487 | Published October 6, 2015

Taking place nearly a century before the events of A GAME OF THRONES, A KNIGHT OF SEVEN KINGDOMS compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals --- in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg --- whose true name is Aegon Targaryen. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.

A.D. 33 by Ted Dekker - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Center Street | 9781599954172 | Published October 6, 2015

Maviah, the Queen of the Outcasts, is a woman whose fate was sealed on her birth by this world. But then she met a man named Yeshua who opened her eyes. She found strength in his words and peace from the brutal word around her. Because of what he taught her, she has gathered her own traveling kingdom of outcasts deep in the desert. But when her growing power threatens the rulers around her, they set out to crush all she loves. She must find Yeshua to save her people, but when she does, she will be horrified to discover that he faces his own death.

After Hitler: The Last Ten Days of World War II in Europe by Michael Jones - History, Nonfiction, World History

NAL | 9780451477019 | Published October 6, 2015

On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in a bunker in Berlin. But victory over the Nazi regime was not celebrated in western Europe until May 8th, and in Russia a day later. Why did a peace agreement take so much time? How did this brutal, protracted conflict coalesce into its unlikely endgame? AFTER HITLER shines a light on 10 fascinating days after that infamous suicide that changed the course of the 20th century.

Buffalo Trail: A Novel of the American West by Jeff Guinn - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Relationships

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399165429 | Published October 6, 2015

Fleeing to Dodge City, Cash McLendon falls in with an intrepid band of buffalo hunters determined to head south to forbidden Indian Territory in the Texas Panhandle. But no good can come of entering the prohibited lands they’ve crossed into. Little do Cash and his fellows know that their camp is targeted by a new coalition of the finest warriors among the Comanche, Cheyenne, and Kiowa. Led by fierce Comanche war chief Quanah and eerie tribal mystic Isatai, an enormous force of two thousand is about to descend on the camp and will mark one of the fiercest, bloodiest battles in frontier history.

Cleopatra's Shadows by Emily Holleman - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316382984 | Published October 6, 2015

Abandoned by her beloved Cleopatra and an indifferent father, young Arsinoe must fight for her survival in the bloodthirsty royal court when her half-sister Berenice seizes Egypt's throne. Even as the quick-witted girl wins Berenice's favor, a new specter haunts her days --- dark dreams that have a habit of coming true. To survive, she escapes the palace for the war-torn streets of Alexandria. Meanwhile, Berenice confronts her own demons as she fights to maintain power.

Dashing Through the Snow: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber - Fiction, Romance

Ballantine Books | 9780553391695 | Published October 6, 2015

Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead. Though Ashley and Dash may never reach Seattle in time for Christmas, the season is still full of surprises --- and their greatest wishes may yet come true.

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong - Fiction, Futuristic

Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250040190 | Published October 6, 2015

Nightmarish villains with superhuman enhancements. An all-seeing social network that tracks your every move. Mysterious, smooth-talking power players who lurk behind the scenes. A young woman from the trailer park. And her very smelly cat. Together, they will decide the future of mankind. This is the world in which Zoey Ashe finds herself, navigating a futuristic city in which one can find elements of the fantastic, nightmarish and ridiculous on any street corner. Will Zoey figure it all out in time? Or maybe the better question is, will you? After all, the future is coming sooner than you think.

Ghost to the Rescue: A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel by Carolyn Hart - Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal Mystery, Supernatural

Berkley | 9780425276563 | Published October 6, 2015

Deidre Davenport is just about broke, trying to support her two children, and has her hopes pinned on getting a faculty job with the Goddard College English department. Jay Knox, who is in charge of the writer’s conference in which she’s participating, will decide who gets the job, but he’s more interested in her body than her body of work. Not long after his advances are rejected, Knox turns up dead --- and Deirdre’s fingerprints are found on the murder weapon. Bailey Ruth knows Deirdre is innocent and must find out who really knocked off Knox...if Deirdre and her family are ever going to have a happy ending.

Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories introduced and illustrated by Audrey Niffenegger - Fiction, Horror, Short Stories

Scribner | 9781501111198 | Published October 6, 2015

From Edgar Allan Poe to Kelly Link, M.R. James to Neil Gaiman, H. H. Munro to Audrey Niffenegger herself, GHOSTLY reveals the evolution of the ghost story genre with tales going back to the 18th century and into the modern era, ranging across styles from Gothic Horror to Victorian, with a particular bent toward stories about haunting. Every story is introduced by Niffenegger with some words on its background and why she chose to include it.

God's Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher - Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250069481 | Published October 6, 2015

Set in the world of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, Mosher chronicles the intertwining family histories of the natives, wanderers, outcasts, and fugitives-white, Native American, escaped slaves fleeing north, French Canadians, and others who settled in this remote and beautiful place.

Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters by John C. Maxwell - Business, Economics, Nonfiction, Self-Help

Center Street | 9781455548170 | Published October 6, 2015

We all have a longing to be significant, but many people wrongly believe significance is unattainable. They worry that they have to have an amazing idea, be a certain age, have a lot of money, or be powerful or famous to make a real difference. The good news is that none of those things is necessary for you to achieve significance and create a lasting legacy. The only thing you need to achieve significance is to be intentional. In INTENTIONAL LIVING, John Maxwell will help you take that first step, and the ones that follow, on your personal path through a life that matters.

M Train by Patti Smith - Autobiography, Family, Fiction, Personal Growth

Knopf | 9781101875100 | Published October 6, 2015

M TRAIN begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Patti Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M TRAIN is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, and coffee.

Pitch by Pitch: My View of One Unforgettable Game by Bob Gibson and Lonnie Wheeler - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Flatiron Books | 9781250061041 | Published October 6, 2015

PITCH BY PITCH gets inside Bob Gibson's head on the evening of October 2, 1968, when he took the mound in game one of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers and struck out a record 17 batters. Gibson, known as one of the most intimidating pitchers in baseball history, relives each inning and every pitch. Facing down batter after batter, Gibson shares his insights into every player that stepped into the batter's box against him that day --- recounting the pitches he threw, his control over the ball, and moments of frustration and synchronicity with his teammates.

Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain - Family, Fiction, Relationships

St. Martin's Press | 9781250010742 | Published October 6, 2015

Molly Arnette is very good at keeping secrets. She and her husband live in San Diego, where they hope to soon adopt a baby. But the process terrifies her. As the questions and background checks come one after another, Molly worries that the truth she's kept hidden about her North Carolina childhood will rise to the surface and destroy not only her chance at adoption, but her marriage as well.

PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy by William Doyle - Cultural Studies, History, Nonfiction

William Morrow | 9780062346582 | Published October 6, 2015

A thrilling, moment-by-moment account of one of the most famous events of World War II --- the sinking of PT-109 and John F. Kennedy’s heroic actions that saved his crew --- and a fascinating examination of how that extraordinary episode shaped the future president’s life. Drawing on new information from the American rescuers and recently released archives in both Japan and the U.S., PT-109 recounts this event in breathtaking detail and explores the incident’s remarkable aftermath on JFK’s life and legend.

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson - Biography, Nonfiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780547250250 | Published October 6, 2015

Joe and Rose Kennedy’s strikingly beautiful daughter, Rosemary, attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the Queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually disabled --- a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family. Kate Larson reveals both the sensitive care Rose and Joe gave to Rosemary and then the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly intractable in her early 20s.

Saturn Run by John Sandford and Ctein - Espionage, Fiction, Futuristic , Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399176951 | Published October 6, 2015

The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope --- something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate. Spaceships do.
A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: Whatever built that ship is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete.

Shadows of Self: A Mistborn Novel by Brandon Sanderson - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

Tor Books | 9780765378552 | Published October 6, 2015

SHADOWS OF SELF shows Mistborn's society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts. This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict. Wax and Wayne, assisted by the lovely, brilliant Marasi, must unravel the conspiracy before civil strife stops Scadrial's progress in its tracks.

The Best American Comics 2015 by Jonathan Lethem and Bill Kartalopoulos - Graphic Novel

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544107700 | Published October 6, 2015

Jonathan Lethem brings both literary and comics credibility to his picks for the best graphic pieces of the year.

The Clasp by Sloane Crosley - Family, Fiction, Friendship , Humor, Travel

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374124410 | Published October 6, 2015

Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor are reunited for the extravagant wedding of a college friend. Now at the tail end of their twenties, they arrive completely absorbed in their own lives but they soon slip back into old roles: Victor loves Kezia. Kezia loves Nathaniel. Nathaniel loves Nathaniel. But when the mother of the groom tells Victor a story about a valuable necklace that disappeared during the Nazi occupation of France, a madcap adventure is set into motion.

The Dead Student by John Katzenbach - Crime, Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802123374 | Published October 6, 2015

THE DEAD STUDENT follows a young man set on avenging his uncle, no matter the consequences. Timothy Warner, a PhD student who goes by the nickname “Moth,” wakes up on his ninety-ninth day of sobriety with an intense craving for drink. He asks his uncle Ed, a former alcoholic and now successful psychiatrist, to meet him at an AA meeting later that day. When Ed doesn't show up, Moth bikes to his office and discovers a grisly scene—his uncle lying in a pool of blood, shot through the temple.

The Diamond Caper by Peter Mayle - Fiction, Mystery

Knopf | 9780385353908 | Published October 6, 2015

When a Riviera socialite’s diamonds are stolen --- the latest in a string of seemingly unconnected but ever-more-audacious jewelry heists across France --- Elena flies in to investigate the insurance claim. Once reunited, Sam isn’t entirely distracted by domestic matters. In the pattern of these “perfect crimes” he's beginning to see a master at work, and he’s quickly determined to connect and solve the cases. But as he and Elena dig deeper, they begin to realize just how much is connected and how dangerous it may be to pursue the whole truth.

The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson - Fiction

Hogarth | 9780804141352 | Published October 6, 2015

In THE GAP OF TIME, Jeanette Winterson’s cover version of THE WINTER’S TALE (one of Shakespeare’s “late plays”), we move from London, a city reeling after the 2008 financial crisis, to a storm-ravaged American city called New Bohemia. Her story is one of childhood friendship, money, status, technology and the elliptical nature of time; of the consuming power of jealousy on the one hand, and redemption and the enduring love of a lost child on the other.