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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 2012


Abelard by Renaud Dillies and Régis Hautière

NBM Publishing | 9781561637010 | Published November 1, 2012

Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz - Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Razorbill | 9781595145789 | Published November 1, 2012

Colin Fischer cannot stand to be touched. He does not like the color blue. He needs index cards to recognize facial expressions. But when a gun is found in the school cafeteria, interrupting a female classmate's birthday celebration, Colin is the only for the investigation. It's up to him to prove that Wayne Connelly, the school bully and Colin's frequent tormenter, didn't bring the gun to school.

The Music of James Bond by Jon Burlingame - History, Movies, Music

Oxford University Press, USA | 9780199863303 | Published November 1, 2012

The story of the music that accompanies the cinematic adventures of Ian Fleming's intrepid Agent 007 is one of surprising real-life drama. In The Music of James Bond, author Jon Burlingame throws open studio and courtroom doors alike to reveal the full and extraordinary history of the sounds of James Bond, spicing the story with a wealth of fascinating and previously undisclosed tales.

Magnificence by Lydia Millet - Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393081701 | Published November 5, 2012

Susan Lindley is a woman adrift after her husband’s death. Suddenly gifted her great uncle’s Pasadena mansion, Susan decides to restore his extensive collection of preserved animals, tending to “the fur and feathers, the beaks, the bones and shimmering tails.” Meanwhile, a menagerie of uniquely damaged humans --- including a cheating husband and a chorus of eccentric elderly women --- joins her in residence.

Black House: A Novel by Stephen King and Peter Straub - Fiction, Thriller

Scribner | 9781451694925 | Published November 6, 2012

Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called the Territories to save his mother and her “Twinner” from an agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the  hamlet of Tamarack, Wisconsin. When a series of gruesome murders occur in western Wisconsin that are reminiscent of those committed several decades earlier, Jack’s buddy, the local chief of police, begs Jack to help find the killer. But are these new killings merely the work of a disturbed individual, or has a mysterious and malignant force been unleashed in this quiet town?

Both Flesh and Not: Essays by David Foster Wallace - Essays, Nonfiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316182379 | Published November 6, 2012

BOTH FLESH AND NOT gathers 15 of David Foster Wallace’s essays never published in book form, including "Federer Both Flesh and Not," considered by many to be his nonfiction masterpiece; "The (As it Were) Seminal Importance of Terminator 2," which deftly dissects James Cameron's blockbuster; and "Fictional Futures and the Conspicuously Young," an examination of television's effect on a new generation of writers.

Collateral by Ellen Hopkins - Fiction

Atria Books | 9781451626377 | Published November 6, 2012

Collateral centers on Ashley, an MFA student at San Diego State University. She grew up reading books and never dreamed she would become a military wife. One night she meets a handsome soldier named Cole. heir relationship evolves into a sexually charged love affair that goes on for five years and survives four deployments. Cole wants Ashley to marry him, but when she meets another man, a professor with similar pursuits and values, she begins to see what life might be like outside the shadow of war.

Custer by Larry McMurtry - History, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781451626209 | Published November 6, 2012

Larry McMurtry has long been fascinated by George Custer and his rightful place in history. In CUSTER, he examines how the “Boy General,” who graduated last in his class at West Point, went on to earn distinction in the Civil War and rose through the ranks. In this lavishly illustrated volume, McMurtry delivers an honest assessment of Custer’s legacy and redefines our understanding of the American West.

Daily Readings From Every Day a Friday: 90 Devotions to Be Happier 7 Days a Week by Joel Osteen - Christian, Christian Living, Nonfiction

FaithWords | 9780892969920 | Published November 6, 2012

This 90-day devotional incorporates excerpts from EVERY DAY A FRIDAY, emphasizing faith-building messages day to day, along with additional supportive and encouraging material in the form of key Bible verses, daily prayers and daily thoughts. Divided into seven key sections, each building on the next, the format helps readers to put events and circumstances in perspective, and to give them a mental, emotional and spiritual lift each and every day.

Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War by Les Standiford - Nonfiction, Political Thriller, Thriller

Harper | 9780061899553 | Published November 6, 2012

More than 200 years ago, a group of British colonists in America decided that the conditions under which they were governed had become intolerable. Angry and frustrated that King George III and the British Parliament ignored their lawful complaints and petitions, they decided it was time to take action.

Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto - Biography

Scribner | 9781451682694 | Published November 6, 2012

A deeply affecting meditation on the lives of women artists, Whitney Otto's vivid novel explores the ambitions, passions, conflicts and desires of eight female photographers throughout the twentieth century.

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver - Fiction

Harper | 9780062124265 | Published November 6, 2012

When Dellarobia Turnbow climbs a mountain near her farmhouse home, she has a mission: she will take a lover and change her boring life. But what she finds on the mountaintop appears to be not only a glowing apparition, but Mother Nature's tragic error. Her discovery will open her eyes, broadening her world and helping her find her place in it.

Inspired You: Letting God Breathe New Life Into Your Heart and Home by Marian Parsons - Christian, Christian Fiction, Christian Living, Crafts & Hobbies

Thomas Nelson | 9781400320882 | Published November 6, 2012

Marian Parsons shares dozens of new projects, ideas, and DIY adventures, reminding us that homes don't have to be magazine material to be special, comfortable, and inviting. The goal you're working toward is home: one whose walls and rooms tell the story of the family who lives there. So uncover your God-given creativity ---- be encouraged, be willing, and be inspired.

Jack Reacher's Rules introduction by Lee Child - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Delacorte Press | 9780345544292 | Published November 6, 2012

Jack Reacher takes on all comers, using a potent mixture of brutal strength and pure cunning. Now, his wisdom, his training, and even his wit has been compiled into a definitive guide to Jack Reacher. With quotes from Lee Child's bestselling novels, tips and tricks based on their plots, JACK REACHER’S RULES is the perfect companion for both rookie readers and seasoned Reacher veterans.

Looking for Yesterday: A Sharon McCone Mystery by Marcia Muller - Fiction, Mystery

Grand Central Publishing | 9780446573351 | Published November 6, 2012

Three years ago, Caro Warrick was acquitted for the murder of her best friend Amelia Bettencourt, but the lingering doubts of everyone around Caro is affecting her life. Sharon McCone is confident that she can succeed where other detectives have failed, but when Caro is brutally beaten right at Sharon's doorstep, the investigation takes on a whole new course.

Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother by Eve LaPlante - Biography, Nonfiction

Free Press | 9781451620665 | Published November 6, 2012

Since its release nearly 150 years ago, Louisa May Alcott’s classic LITTLE WOMEN has been a mainstay in American literature, while passionate Jo March and her calm, beloved “Marmee” have shaped generations of young women. In this riveting dual biography, Eve LaPlante draws on unknown and unexplored letters and journals to show that Louisa’s “Marmee,” Abigail May Alcott, was the intellectual and emotional center of her daughter’s world.

More Than a Bucket List: Making Your Dreams, Passions, and Faith a Reality by Thomas Nelson Publishers - Christian, Christian Living, Inspirational

Thomas Nelson | 9781400320790 | Published November 6, 2012

Everyone dreams about places to see, people to meet, and things to do in their lifetime. But too often we lose sight of those dreams and get buried in everyday busyness and demands. MORE THAN A BUCKET LIST will inspire you to seize and act on a range of dreams and includes ideas to make lasting memories. The compilation is divided thematically and blended with Scripture and personal stories to help you create your own bucket list.

Perry's Killer Playlist by Joe Schreiber - Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 14+

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children | 9780547601175 | Published November 6, 2012

When Perry ends up in Venice on a European tour with his band Inchworm, he can’t resist a visit to Harry’s Bar, where Gobi told him she’d meet him someday. The last time he saw Gobi, five people were assassinated one crazy night in New York City. Well...Gobi shows up, and once again Perry is roped into a wild, nonstop thrill ride with a body count.

Poseidon's Arrow: A Dirk Pitt Novel by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Putnam Adult | 9780399162923 | Published November 6, 2012

It’s the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades --- an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. However, a key element of the prototype is missing, and the man who developed it is dead. At the same time, ships have started vanishing mid-ocean, usually never to be found again, but when they are, sometimes burned bodies are found aboard. It is up to NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his team to go on a desperate international chase to find the truth.

Prosperous Friends by Christine Schutt - Fiction, Love & Marriage, Sexuality

Grove Press | 9780802120380 | Published November 6, 2012

Prosperous Friends follows the evolution of a young couple’s marriage as it is challenged by the quandaries of longing and sexual self-discovery.

Return of the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett - Fiction, Mystery

Mysterious Press | 9780802120502 | Published November 6, 2012

This pair of never-before published Thin Man novellas --- AFTER THE THIN MAN and ANOTHER THIN MAN --- features the classic Hammett characters Nick Charles, a retired private investigator, and his former debutante wife, Nora. In these two stories, Nick and Nora become involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when they find Nora's family gardener murdered.

Superman: Earth One Vol. 2 by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis

DC Comics | 9781401231965 | Published November 6, 2012

The Labyrinth of Osiris by Paul Sussman - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802120410 | Published November 6, 2012

While researching the murder of a well-known Israeli journalist, Detective Arieh Ben-Roi of the Jerusalem police discovers a puzzling connection to an uncovered labyrinth-like gold mine in Egypt. Ben-Roi's investigation takes him from Israel to Egypt, Vancouver and Romania as he attempts to unravel the mystery of the journalist's death.

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 by William Manchester and Paul Reid - Biography, Nonfiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316547703 | Published November 6, 2012

Churchill's biography picking up shortly after he became Prime Minister through WWII and the shifting of global power from the British Empire to the US.

The Marseille Caper by Peter Mayle - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Knopf | 9780307594198 | Published November 6, 2012

Lovable rogue and sleuth extraordinaire Sam Levitt is back in another beguiling romp through the South of France. Will Sam survive this latest caper unscathed? Will he live to enjoy another bowl of bouillabaisse? All will be revealed --- with luck, savvy, and a lot of help from Sam’s friends --- in the novel’s climax.