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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.

August 2014


2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

Crown | 9780804140232 | Published August 5, 2014

Madeline Altimari, a smart-mouthed, precocious nine year old, is an aspiring jazz singer mourning the death of her mother, and on the morning of Christmas Eve Eve, she is determined to find Philadelphia's legendary jazz club The Cat's Pajamas, where she will make her debut. On the same day, Madeline's fifth grade teacher Sarina Greene is nervously looking forward to a party that will reunite her with her high school love. And at the Cat's Pajamas, club owner Lorca discovers that his beloved haunt may have to close forever. As these three lost souls search for love, music and hope on the streets of Philadelphia, they discover the possibility that their lives could change in one magical moment.

A Colder War by Charles Cumming - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250020611 | Published August 5, 2014

A top-ranking Iranian military official is killed while trying to defect to the West. An investigative journalist is imprisoned for writing an article critical of the Turkish government. An Iranian nuclear scientist is assassinated on the streets of Tehran. Then Paul Wallinger, MI6’s most senior agent in Turkey, dies in a puzzling plane crash. Fearing the worst, MI6 bypasses the usual protocol and brings disgraced agent Tom Kell in from the cold to investigate. Kell soon discovers what Wallinger had already begun to suspect --- that there’s a mole somewhere in the Western intelligence.

City of Ghosts by Kelli Stanley - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250006745 | Published August 5, 2014

Private investigator Miranda Corbie is asked to track a chemistry professor who is suspected of being a spy for the Nazis. Her journey into fear takes her on the famed City of San Francisco streamliner and to Reno, Nevada, the Biggest Little City in the World…where she finds herself framed for a murder she never anticipated. Forced to go underground, Miranda is determined to find the truth about a murder, a Nazi spy, and her own troubling past.

Driving with the Top Down by Beth Harbison - Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250043801 | Published August 5, 2014

Dara and Colleen embark on a two-week antiquing/thrift shopping road trip to Florida in the hopes of finding some diamonds in the rough to fix up and sell. However, things take an unexpected turn when they meet Jonnie. They offer her a ride with them to Florida, but they soon learn Jonnie has been hiding a few key facts:  Jonnie has poisoned her abusive husband, and now she’s on the run.  And Dara and Colleen are accessories after the fact…

Hiroshima Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath by Paul Ham - American, History, International Intrigue, International Relations, Military, Nonfiction, World History

Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250047113 | Published August 5, 2014

In this harrowing history of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, Paul Ham argues against the use of nuclear weapons, drawing on extensive research and hundreds of interviews to prove that the bombings had little impact on the eventual outcome of the Pacific War. Ham also gives powerful witness to the destruction through the eyes of 80 survivors, from 12-year-olds forced to work in war factories to wives and children who faced the Holocaust alone. HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI presents the grizzly unadorned truth about the bombings, blurred for so long by postwar propaganda, and transforms our understanding of one of the defining events of the twentieth century.

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides - History, Nonfiction

Doubleday | 9780385535373 | Published August 5, 2014

On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds in the grip of "Arctic Fever." The ship sailed into uncharted seas, but soon was trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was breached. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew abandoned the ship. Thus began their long march across the endless ice --- a frozen hell in the most lonesome corner of the world --- as they desperately strove for survival.

Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered by Dianne Hales - Art, Art History, Biography, History, Nonfiction, Popular

Simon & Schuster | 9781451658965 | Published August 5, 2014

Dianne Hales became obsessed with finding the real Mona Lisa on repeated trips to Florence. Here, she takes readers with her to meet Lisa’s descendants; uncover her family’s long and colorful history; and explore the neighborhoods where she lived as a girl, a wife and a mother. In the process, we can participate in Lisa’s daily rituals; understand her personal relationships; and see, hear, smell and taste “her” Florence.

No Safe House by Linwood Barclay - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

NAL Hardcover | 9780451414205 | Published August 5, 2014

Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal that nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that fateful night are still audible. When his daughter, Grace, foolishly follows her delinquent boyfriend into a strange house, the Archers must do more than stay together. They must stay alive. Because now they all have been unwillingly drawn into the shadowy depths of their seemingly idyllic hometown.

Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Grove Press | 9780802121646 | Published August 5, 2014

Catherine Lemay is a young archaeologist on her way to Montana, with a huge task before her --- a canyon “as deep as the devil’s own appetites.” Working ahead of a major dam project, she has one summer to prove that nothing of historical value will be lost in the flood. And then there’s John H, a former mustanger and veteran of the U.S. Army’s last mounted cavalry campaign, living a fugitive life in the canyon. John H inspires Catherine to see beauty in the stark landscape, and her heart opens to more than just the vanished past.

Paw and Order: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn - Fiction, Mystery

Atria Books | 9781476703398 | Published August 5, 2014

In the seventh book of Spencer Quinn’s mystery series, canine narrator Chet and P.I. Bernie journey to Washington, DC, and the dog-eat-dog world of our nation’s capital. Soon Chet and Bernie are sucked into an international conspiracy, battling unfamiliar forces under the blinking red eyes of a strange bird and the menacing Barnum, a guinea pig with the fate of the nation in his tiny paws.