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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.

September 2015


A Curious Beginning: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery by Deanna Raybourn - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

NAL | 9780451476012 | Published September 1, 2015

After her home is ransacked in 1887 England, Veronica Speedwell receives a visit from the mysterious Baron von Stauffenbach, warning her of additional danger. Instinctively trusting him, she accepts his offer of sanctuary in London. But when the Baron is found murdered, Veronica is left with her host’s associate, an ill-tempered naturalist named Stoker. Together, they must evade unknown assailants while unraveling the mystery of the threat against Veronica --- a threat tied to her true parentage.
Ann Tenna by Marisa Acocella Marchetto - Graphic Novel

Knopf | 9780307267474 | Published September 1, 2015

Glamorous, superconnected Ann Tenna is the founder of Eyemauler, a New York City-based Web site that’s always the first to dish the most up-to-the-minute dirt on celebrities and ordinary folks alike. Ann has ascended to the zenith of the New York media scene, attended by groups of grovelers all too willing to be trampled on by her six-inch Giuseppe Zanottis if it means better seats at the table. But as high as her success has taken her, Ann has actually fallen far --- very far --- from her true self. It takes a near-fatal freak accident on her birthday --- April Fool’s Day --- and an intervention from her cosmic double in a realm beyond our own to make Ann realize the full cost of the humanity she has lost.

Chasing Justice: A Matt Royal Mystery by H. Terrell Griffin - Fiction, Mystery

Oceanview Publishing | 9781608091416 | Published September 1, 2015

Matt Royal has agreed to defend his good friend and wife of Longboat Key’s police chief, Abby Lester, who has been charged with the murder of the unlikable and shady Nate Bannister. Matt cannot refuse Abby’s pleas for help, despite having retired from the practice of law several years earlier. Police, politicians, academics, real estate moguls and other powerful forces are tied together in a cauldron of issues that Matt must untangle to get at the truth. Can he rekindle his legal skills and outwit the prosecution pitted against him? Matt knows he must, as the life of his friend hangs in the balance.

Daughter of the House by Rosie Thomas - Fiction, Historical Fiction

The Overlook Press | 9781468311747 | Published September 1, 2015

The year is 1910: Eliza's life has been utterly transformed since she dove head-first into the bohemian world of the Palmyra Theatre, becoming first a stage player and, since her marriage to impresario Devil Wix, a canny woman of business. She is now the mother of growing children, and in her family life as well as at the theatre she must face the challenges of a new century. The First World War changes the world forever, and the fortunes of the Wix family change with it.

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart - Fiction, Historical Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544409910 | Published September 1, 2015

Constance Kopp has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding 15 years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family—and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared. 

Is Fat Bob Dead Yet? by Stephen Dobyns - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Blue Rider Press | 9780399171451 | Published September 1, 2015

In the seaport city of New London, Connecticut, and newcomer Connor Raposo has just witnessed a gruesome motorcycle accident on Bank Street. At least he thinks it was an accident. But then he sees a familiar man lurking around the crime scene. Where does Connor know him from? And why does everyone he knows keep showing up dead?

Purity by Jonathan Franzen - Family Life, Fiction, Literary, Politics

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374239213 | Published September 1, 2015

Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity and that her relationship with her mother --- her only family --- is hazardous. But she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mother chose to live as a recluse with an invented name or how she'll ever have a normal life. A glancing encounter with a German peace activist leads Pip to an internship in South America with The Sunlight Project, an organization that traffics in all the secrets of the world --- including, Pip hopes, the secret of her origins.

Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman - Biography, History, Law, Nonfiction, Women's Studies

Harper | 9780062238467 | Published September 1, 2015

The relationship between Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg transcends party, religion, region, and culture. Strengthened by each other’s presence, these groundbreaking judges, the first and second to serve on the highest court in the land, have transformed the Constitution and America itself, making it a more equal place for all women. SiSTERS IN LAW combines legal detail with warm personal anecdotes that bring these very different women into focus as never before.

The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young - Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399174001 | Published September 1, 2015

When New York journalist and recently bereaved mother Charlotte “Charlie” Cates begins to experience vivid dreams about children --- visions of injured children, dead children --- she’s sure that she’s lost her mind. Yet these are not the nightmares of a grieving parent, she soon realizes. They are messages and warnings that will help Charlie and the children she sees, if only she can make sense of them.
The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel by David Lagercrantz - Fiction, International Intrigue, Suspense, Thriller

Knopf | 9780385354288 | Published September 1, 2015

Late one night, journalist Mikael Blomkvist receives a phone call from a trusted source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female super hacker–a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to genius-hacker Lisbeth for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda.

The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee - History, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781476739403 | Published September 1, 2015

In the past 50 years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. THE MAKING OF ASIAN AMERICA tells the little-known history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, from the arrival of the first Asians in the Americas to the present-day.

The Man Who Fell from the Sky: A Wind River Mystery by Margaret Coel - Fiction, Literary, Mystery

Berkley | 9780425280300 | Published September 1, 2015

Robert Walking Bear died while hunting for Butch Cassidy’s buried loot in the Wind River mountains with a map believed to have been drawn by the Hole in the Wall Gang leader himself. Rumors circulate that Robert was murdered by his own cousins to get the map and find the treasure themselves. But when one of Robert’s cousins falls prey to another deadly accident, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley engage in a hunt for the killer before more die in search of Cassidy’s cache.

The Solomon Curse: A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure by Clive Cussler and Russell Blake - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Putnam | 9780399174322 | Published September 1, 2015

There are many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants, and those who venture there do not return. It is cursed.

Which is exactly what attracts the attention of husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo. How could they resist? Clues and whispers lead them on a hunt from the Solomons to Australia to Japan, and what they find at the end of the trail is both wonderful and monstrous---and like nothing they have ever seen before.

Undercover by Danielle Steel - Family, Fiction, Romantic Suspense

Delacorte | 9780345531049 | Published September 1, 2015

As an undercover DEA agent, Marshall Everett penetrated a powerful cartel and became the trusted right-hand man of a ruthless drug lord. The price he paid was devastating, costing him everything—and everyone—he loved. Back in the U.S., on temporary assignment to the presidential detail, Marshall performs an act of heroism that changes his course forever.Ariana Gregory has an exciting life in Manhattan and a coveted job at an online fashion magazine. But when her father, recently widowed, is appointed U.S. ambassador to Argentina, she reluctantly agrees to accompany him. Then an unthinkable act of violence shatters her world. Nearly a year later, Ariana arrives in Paris. There, as she strives to bury painful memories forever, she crosses paths with Marshall Everett. But dangerous forces watch her every move, and Ariana and Marshall will once more have to fight for their survival.

Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash - Fiction, Gothic , Literary

Ecco | 9780062349316 | Published September 8, 2015

Les, a long-time sheriff just three-weeks from retirement, contends with the ravages of crystal meth and his own duplicity in his small Appalachian town. Becky, a park ranger with a harrowing past, finds solace amid the lyrical beauty of this patch of North Carolina. Enduring the mistakes and tragedies that have indelibly marked them, they are drawn together by a reverence for the natural world. When an irascible elderly local is accused of poisoning a trout stream, Les and Becky are plunged into deep and dangerous waters, forced to navigate currents of disillusionment and betrayal that will force them to question themselves and test their tentative bond---and threaten to carry them over the edge.

Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy, M.D. - Memoir, Nonfiction

Picador | 9781250044631 | Published September 8, 2015

In riveting, honest prose, BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Damon Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural and economic factors at the root of most health problems in the black community.

Bream Gives Me Hiccups by Jesse Eisenberg - Fiction, Friendship , Humor

Grove Press | 9780802124043 | Published September 8, 2015

Taking its title from a group of stories that begin the book, BREAM GIVES ME HICCUPS moves from contemporary L.A. to the dormrooms of an American college to ancient Pompeii, throwing the reader into a universe of social misfits, reimagined scenes from history, and ridiculous overreactions. United by Eisenberg’s gift for humor and character, the witty pieces collected in BREAM GIVES ME HICCUPS explore the various insanities of the modern world, and mark the arrival of a fantastically funny, self-ironic, and original voice.

Captain in Calico by George MacDonald Fraser - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Mysterious Press | 9780802124388 | Published September 8, 2015

George MacDonald Fraser introduces another real-life anti-hero: Captain John Rackham, called “Calico Jack,” an illustrious eighteenth-century pirate who marauded the Caribbean seas. On a tranquil evening in the Bahamas, Calico Jack, long wanted on counts of piracy, makes a surprise appearance at the Governor’s residence and asks for a pardon. A deal is brokered after Jack reveals the motive for turning himself in: love.

Dance of the Bones: A J. P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker Novel by J. A. Jance - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062297662 | Published September 8, 2015

Years ago, Amos Warren, a prospector, was gunned down out in the desert and Sheriff Brandon Walker made the arrest in the case. Now, the retired Walker is called in when the alleged killer, John Lassiter, refuses to accept a plea deal that would release him from prison. Lassiter wants Brandon and The Last Chance to find Amos's "real" killer and clear his name. Sixteen hundred miles to the north in Seattle, J.P. Beaumont is at loose ends after the Special Homicide Investigation Team has been unexpectedly disbanded. When Brandon discovers that there are links between Lassiter’s case and an unsolved case in Seattle, he comes to Beau for help. Those two cases suddenly become hot when two young boys from the reservation, one of them with close ties to the Walker family, go missing. Can two seasoned cops, working together, decipher the missing pieces in time to keep them alive?

Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg - Fiction

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781476798172 | Published September 8, 2015

On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter’s fiancé, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke --- her entire family, all gone in a moment. And June is the only survivor. Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak.

Make Me: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Delacorte Press | 9780804178778 | Published September 8, 2015

Reacher finds himself in the old town of Mother's Rest and decides to team up with Michelle Chang, figuring that he has nothing else to do. But before long he’s plunged into a desperate race through LA, Chicago, Phoenix, and San Francisco, and through the hidden parts of the internet, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way --- right back to where he started, in Mother’s Rest, where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine. Walking away would have been easier. But as always, Reacher’s rule is: If you want me to stop, you’re going to have to make me.

Fear of Dying by Erica Jong - Family Life, Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250065919 | Published September 8, 2015

As the afternoon of life looms over Vanessa Wonderman, she watches her parents age, attends doctor appointments with her pregnant daughter, and sits by the hospital bed of her husband, Asher, 15 years her senior. With her best years as an actress behind her, she's discovering that beginnings are easy, but endings can be hard. Could her fountain of youth fantasies be fulfilled on A site inspired by the writings of her best friend, Isadora Wing, it promises "no strings attached" encounters --- and Vanessa is so restless that she's willing to try anything.

Girl in the Woods: A Memoir by Aspen Matis - Adventure, Memoir, Nonfiction

William Morrow | 9780062291066 | Published September 8, 2015

On her second night of college, Aspen Matis was raped by a fellow student. Dealing with a problem that has sadly become all too common on college campuses around the country, she stumbled through her first semester --- a challenging time made even harder by the coldness of her college's "conflict mediation" process. Her desperation growing, she made a bold decision: She would seek healing in the freedom of the wild, on the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail leading from Mexico to Canada.

Quixote: The Novel and the World by Ilan Stavans - Cultural Studies, Culture, History, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393083026 | Published September 8, 2015

The year 2015 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the complete DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA. The novel has spawned ballets and operas, poems and plays, movies and video games, and even shapes the identities of entire nations. In QUIXOTE, Ilan Stavans explores these many manifestations. Training his eye on the tumultuous struggle between logic and dreams, he reveals the ways in which a work of literature is a living thing that influences and is influenced by the world around it.

Democracy by Alecos Papadatos, Abraham Kawa, and Annie Di Donna - Graphic Novel

Bloomsbury USA | 978-1608197194 | Published September 15, 2015

DEMOCRACY opens in 490 B.C., with Athens at war. The hero of the story, Leander, is trying to rouse his comrades for the morrow's battle against a far mightier enemy, and begins to recount his own life, having borne direct witness to the evils of the old tyrannical regimes and to the emergence of a new political system. The tale that emerges is one of daring, danger, and big ideas, of the death of the gods and the tortuous birth of democracy. We see that democracy originated through a combination of chance and historical contingency--but also through the cunning, courage, and willful action of a group of remarkably talented and driven individuals. Alecos Papadatos and Annie DiDonna, artists behind the international phenomenon LOGICOMIX, together with writer Abraham Kawa, deliver a graphic novel bursting with extraordinary characters and vibrant color, one that also offers fresh insight into how this greatest of civic inventions came to be.