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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 2016


American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Random House | 9781400069026 | Published October 4, 2016

In his time, Ulysses S. Grant was routinely grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the “Trinity of Great American Leaders.” But the battlefield commander–turned–commander-in-chief fell out of favor in the 20th century. In AMERICAN ULYSSES, Ronald C. White argues that we need to once more revise our estimates of him in the 21st. He shows Grant to be a generous, curious, introspective man and leader --- a willing delegator with a natural gift for managing the rampaging egos of his fellow officers. His wife, Julia Dent Grant, long marginalized in the historic record, emerges in her own right as a spirited and influential partner.

Among the Living by Jonathan Rabb - Historical Fiction, Jewish Interest

Other Press | 9781590518038 | Published October 4, 2016

In late summer 1947, Yitzhak Goldah, a camp survivor, arrives in Savannah to live with his only remaining relatives. They are Abe and Pearl Jesler, an integral part of the thriving Jewish community that has been in Georgia since the founding of the colony. There, Yitzhak discovers a fractured world, where Reform and Conservative Jews live separate lives. He further complicates things when, much to the Jeslers’ dismay, he falls in love with Eva, a young widow within the Reform community. When a woman from Yitzhak’s past suddenly appears --- one who is even more shattered by the war than he is --- Yitzhak must choose between a dark and tortured familiarity and the promise of a bright new life.

Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives by Gary Younge - Current Affairs, Nonfiction

Nation Books | 9781568589756 | Published October 4, 2016

On an average day in America, seven young people aged 19 or under will be shot dead. In ANOTHER DAY IN THE DEATH OF AMERICA, award-winning Guardian journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during the course of a single day in the United States. It could have been any day, but Younge has chosen November 23, 2013. From Jaiden Dixon (9), shot point-blank by his mother’s ex-boyfriend on his doorstep in Ohio, to Pedro Dado Cortez (16), shot by an enemy gang on a street corner in California, the narrative crisscrosses the country over a period of 24 hours to reveal the powerful human stories behind the statistics.

Belichick & Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football by Michael Holley - Nonfiction, Sports

Hachette Books | 9780316266918 | Published October 4, 2016

Through interviews from Patriots players and coaches, Michael Holley presents a fascinating portrait of the partnership between Tom Brady, the Patriots' star quarterback, and Bill Belichick, the team's prolific coach. Chockful of behind-the-scenes anecdotes and information exploring how they have strategized and weathered controversies, all culminating into four Superbowl rings, this is required reading for any Patriots fan and students of the game of football. By examining how the relationship between this dynamic quarterback and coach duo, Holley explores exactly how these two men have formed the core of the greatest dynasty in the modern-day NFL.

Broken Trust: A Badge of Honor Novel by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399171208 | Published October 4, 2016

Having investigated his share of gruesome murders, Philadelphia Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne is beginning to think nothing can shock him --- until the case of a young socialite’s death lands on his desk. The Camilla Rose Morgan he’d known as a teenager was beautiful and brilliant. How was it possible she’d jumped to her death from her own balcony? Her brother tells Payne she’d tragically been battling a lifetime of mental demons, and there is plenty of evidence of it, but still…something just doesn’t sit right. The more Payne digs, the more complications he discovers. Reputations are on the line here, and lives --- and if Payne doesn’t tread carefully, one of them may be his own.

Crossing the Horizon by Laurie Notaro - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Gallery Books | 9781451659405 | Published October 4, 2016

Before Amelia Earhart was even on the radar, aviatrixes in London, Florida, Paris, Germany and New York were gearing up to follow in the footsteps of Charles Lindbergh and his record-breaking flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Several were pilots to begin with, and had already broken barriers for women in the field. Inspired by true events and real people, this novel follows three women all bitten by the flying bug in 1927. After years of thorough research, author Laurie Notaro shares their stories through striking photos and stunning prose as they collide, struggle and literally crash to chase the fame and place in history each one desperately desires to win.

Crosstalk by Connie Willis - Fiction, Humor, Romance, Science Fiction

Del Rey | 9780345540676 | Published October 4, 2016

In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. And Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend, Trent, suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal --- to enjoy better emotional connection and a perfect relationship with complete communication and understanding. But things don’t quite work out as planned, and Briddey finds herself connected to someone else entirely --- in a way far beyond what she signed up for. As things go from bad to worse, she begins to see the dark side of too much information, and to realize that love --- and communication --- are far more complicated than she ever imagined.

Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616203634 | Published October 4, 2016

It’s 1969, and 16-year-old Lucy is about to run away to live off the grid in rural Pennsylvania, a rash act that will have vicious repercussions for both her and her older sister, Charlotte. As Lucy’s default caretaker for most of their lives, Charlotte’s youth has been marked by the burden of responsibility, but never more so than when Lucy’s dream of a rural paradise turns into a nightmare. CRUEL BEAUTIFUL WORLD examines the intricate, infinitesimal distance between seduction and love, loyalty and duty, and explores what happens when you’re responsible for things you cannot fix.

Echoes of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger - Anthology, Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

Pegasus Books | 9781681772257 | Published October 4, 2016

In this follow-up to the acclaimed IN THE COMPANY OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, expert Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger put forth the question: What happens when great writers/creators who are not known as Sherlock Holmes devotees admit to being inspired by Conan Doyle stories? While some are highly regarded mystery writers, others are best known for their work in the fields of fantasy or science fiction. All of these talented authors, however, share a great admiration for Arthur Conan Doyle and his greatest creations, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

El Paso by Winston Groom - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Liveright | 9781631492242 | Published October 4, 2016

An episodic novel set in six parts, EL PASO pits the legendary Pancho Villa, a much-feared outlaw and revolutionary, against a thrill-seeking railroad tycoon known as the Colonel, whose fading fortune is tied up in a colossal ranch in Chihuahua, Mexico. But when Villa kidnaps the Colonel’s grandchildren in the midst of a cattle drive, and absconds into the Sierra Madre, the aging New England patriarch and his adopted son dead to El Paso, hoping to find a group of cowboys brave enough to hunt the Generalissimo down.

Every Man a Menace by Patrick Hoffman - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802125446 | Published October 4, 2016

San Francisco is about to receive the biggest delivery of MDMA to hit the West Coast in years. Raymond Gaspar, just out of prison, is sent to the city to check in on the increasingly erratic dealer expected to take care of distribution. In Miami, the man responsible for getting the drugs across the Pacific has just met the girl of his dreams --- a woman who can't seem to keep her story straight. And thousands of miles away in Bangkok, someone farther up the supply chain is about to make a phone call that will put all their lives at risk.

Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall by Nina Willner - Memoir, Nonfiction

William Morrow | 9780062410313 | Published October 4, 2016

FORTY AUTUMNS makes visceral the pain and longing of one family forced to live apart in a world divided by two. Here, Nina Willner recounts her family’s story --- five ordinary lives buffeted by circumstances beyond their control. She takes us deep into the tumultuous and terrifying world of East Germany under Communist rule, revealing both the cruel reality her relatives endured and her own experiences as an intelligence officer, running secret operations behind the Berlin Wall that put her life at risk.

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams - Law, Nonfiction, Political Science, Politics

Simon & Schuster | 9781501145247 | Published October 4, 2016

MY OWN WORDS offers Ruth Bader Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life, Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book’s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers, Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Justice Ginsburg has written an introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter, giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted.

Napoleon's Last Island by Thomas Keneally - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Atria Books | 9781501128424 | Published October 4, 2016

In October 1815, after losing the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was banished to the island of Saint Helena. There, the Balcombe family played host to the infamous exile while his own accommodations were being built, leading him to find an unexpected ally in the spirited Betsy Balcombe. In NAPOLEON’S LAST ISLAND, Keneally recreates Betsy’s powerful and complex friendship with the man dubbed The Great Ogre, her enmities and alliances with his remaining courtiers, and her dramatic coming-of age.

News of the World by Paulette Jiles - Fiction, Historical Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062409201 | Published October 4, 2016

It is 1870, and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower who travels through northern Texas giving live readings to audiences hungry for news of the world, is offered money to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Johanna, raised by a band of Kiowa raiders who killed her parents and sister, has forgotten the English language and refuses to act “civilized.” But on their 400-mile journey, Captain Kidd and Johanna forge a deep bond, making it difficult for Kidd to give her up to her reluctant aunt and uncle when it’s time. But can he risk becoming --- in the eyes of the law --- a kidnapper himself?

Nicotine by Nell Zink - Fiction

Ecco | 9780062441706 | Published October 4, 2016

Recent business school graduate Penny Baker has rebelled against her family her whole life --- by being the conventional one. But all that changes when her father dies, and she inherits his childhood home in New Jersey. She goes to investigate the property and finds it occupied by a group of friendly anarchist squatters who have renamed the property "Nicotine." The Nicotine residents (united in defense of smokers’ rights) possess the type of passion and fervor Penny feels she’s desperately lacking. As the Baker family’s lives begin to converge around the fate of the house, Penny grows ever bolder and more desperate to protect it until a fateful night when a reckless confrontation between her old family and her new one changes everything.

Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down by Anne Valente - Coming of Age, Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062429117 | Published October 4, 2016

As members of the yearbook committee, Nick, Zola, Matt, and Christina are eager to capture all the memorable moments of their junior year at Lewis and Clark High School, but how do you document a deadly school shooting by a classmate? Struggling to comprehend this cataclysmic event, these four “lucky” survivors vow to honor the memories of those lost. But then, a series of mysterious house fires have hit the families of the victims one by one, and Nick, the son of the lead detective investigating the events, plunges into the case on his own.

People Knitting: A Century of Photographs by Barbara Levine - History, Nonfiction, Photography

Princeton Architectural Press | 9781616893927 | Published October 4, 2016

PEOPLE KNITTING is a charming tribute in vintage photographs and printed ephemera to the ever-popular, often all-consuming, craft of knitting. When women posed with their knitting in the earliest 19th-century photographs, it demonstrated their virtue and skill as homemakers. Later, knitting became fashionable among the wealthy as a sign of culture and artistic ability. During the two world wars, images of nurses, soldiers, prisoners and even knitting clubs composed of very serious small boys --- all with heads bent down, intent on knitting items (especially socks) for the troops --- abounded. In the 1950s and 1960s, as snapshots became ubiquitous, knitters took on a jauntier air, posing with handiwork held proudly aloft.

Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War by Ben MacIntyre - History, Nonfiction

Crown | 9781101904169 | Published October 4, 2016

Britain’s Special Air Service was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat whose aimlessness in early life belied a remarkable strategic mind. Where most of his colleagues looked at a battlefield map of World War II’s African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel’s desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind enemy lines and sabotage their airplanes and war material. Paired with his constitutional opposite, the disciplined martinet Jock Lewes, Stirling assembled a revolutionary fighting force that would upend not just the balance of the war, but the nature of combat itself.

Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula by David J. Skal - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Liveright | 9781631490101 | Published October 4, 2016

First published in 1897, DRACULA has had a long and multifaceted afterlife --- one rivaling even its immortal creation --- yet Bram Stoker has remained a hovering specter in this pervasive mythology. In SOMETHING IN THE BLOOD, David J. Skal exhumes the inner world and strange genius of the writer who birthed an undying cultural icon, painting an astonishing portrait of the age in which Stoker was born --- a time when death was no metaphor but a constant threat easily imagined as a character existing in flesh and blood.

Strong Cold Dead: A Caitlin Strong Novel by Jon Land - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Forge Books | 9780765335135 | Published October 4, 2016

The terrorist organization ISIS is after a deadly toxin that could be the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. The same toxin holds the potential to eradicate cancer. There is a frantic race to see who can get to it first, even as Caitlin Strong begins to assemble the disparate pieces of a deadly puzzle. At the center of that puzzle is an Indian reservation where a vengeful tycoon is mining the toxin, disguising his effort as an oil-drilling operation. This is the same reservation where Caitlin’s great-great-grandfather, also a Texas Ranger, once waged a similar battle against the forces of John D. Rockefeller.

The Guineveres by Sarah Domet - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250086617 | Published October 4, 2016

Vere, Gwen, Ginny and Win come to The Sisters of the Supreme Adoration by different paths, but each has their own complicated, heartbreaking story that they safeguard. Together they are the all powerful and confident THE GUINEVERES, plotting when they can leave the convent and finally find a true home. But when four comatose soldiers, casualties of the War looming outside, arrive at the convent, The Guineveres’ friendship is tested in ways they never could have foreseen. 

The Heart of Henry Quantum by Pepper Harding - Fiction

Gallery Books | 9781501126802 | Published October 4, 2016

Henry Quantum has several thoughts going through his head at any given time, so it’s no surprise when he forgets something very important --- specifically, a Christmas gift for his wife, which he realizes on the morning of December 23rd. Henry sets off that day in search of the perfect present for her: a bottle of Chanel No. 5 perfume. But much like Henry’s ever-wandering mind, his quest takes him in different and unexpected directions, including running into the former love of his life, Daisy. His wife, meanwhile, is hiding a secret of her own. And Daisy, who has made the unsettling choice of leaving her husband to strike out on her own, finds herself questioning whether she and Henry belong together after all.

The Kid by Ron Hansen - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Western

Scribner | 9781501129759 | Published October 4, 2016

Born Henry McCarty, Billy the Kid was a diminutive, charming, blond-haired young man who, growing up in New York, Kansas and later New Mexico, demonstrated a precocious dexterity at firing six-shooters with either hand --- a skill that both got him into and out of trouble and that turned him into an American legend of the old West. He was smart, well-spoken, attractive to both white and Mexican women, a good dancer, and a man with a nose for money, horses and trouble. His spree of crimes and murders has been immortalized in dime westerns, novels and movies. But the whole story of his short, epically violent life has never been told as it has been here.

The Lost Boy by Camilla Lackberg - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Pegasus Books | 9781681772042 | Published October 4, 2016

Detective Patrik Hedstrom is no stranger to tragedy. A murder case concerning Fjällbacka’s dead financial director, Mats Sverin, is a grim but useful distraction from his recent family misfortunes. It seems Sverin was a man who everybody liked yet nobody really knew. His high school sweetheart, Nathalie, has just returned to Fjällbacka with her five-year-old son. Perhaps she can shed some light on who Sverin really was. However, Nathalie has her own secret. If it’s discovered, she will lose her only child. As the investigation stalls, the police have many questions. But there is only one that matters: Is there anything a mother would not do to protect her child?