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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.

December 2012

Hardcover

The Valley of Unknowing by Philip Sington - Ficton , Suspense

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393239331 | Published December 3, 2012

In the twilight years of Communist East Germany, Bruno Krug, author of a single world-famous novel written twenty years earlier, falls for Theresa Aden, a music student from the West. But Theresa has also caught the eye of a cocky young scriptwriter who delights in satirizing Krug’s work. Asked to appraise a mysterious manuscript, Bruno is disturbed to find that the author is none other than his rival. Disconcertingly, the book is good—very good. But there is hope for the older man: the unwelcome masterpiece is dangerously political.

38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End by Scott W. Berg - History, Nonfiction

Pantheon | 9780307377241 | Published December 4, 2012

Scott W. Berg has written an account of the little-known Dakota War of 1862, when Dakota Indian warriors attacked white soldiers and settlers on the Minnesota Frontier. Federal forces quashed the uprising and found 300 Indians guilty of murder, resulting in the largest government-sanctioned execution in US history.

An Extraordinary Theory of Objects by Stephanie LaCava - Anthology, Autobiography, Essays, Memoir

Harper | 9780061963896 | Published December 4, 2012

An awkward, curious girl growing up in a foreign country, Stephanie LaCava finds solace and security in strange and beautiful objects. When her father's mysterious job transports her and her family to the Parisian suburb of Le Vesinet, the young American embarks on a life of discovery. Tasting the enchantments of Paris, she makes friends with her peers at a wildly unconventional international school and faces terrorism. But Stephanie's wonder gives way to anxiety and a deep depression brought on by a series of circumstances.

Crime Does Not Pay Archives Volume 3 by Philip Simon

Dark Horse | 9781595829979 | Published December 4, 2012

Godwink Stories: A Devotional by SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuArt - Christian, Christian Living, Devotional, Nonfiction

Howard Books | 9781451678567 | Published December 4, 2012

The stories in this book reaffirm that godwinks happen to everyone. We just need to learn how to see them, allow them to unfold, and accept them as direct, person-to-person communications from God to each of us. Whether you’re looking for encouragement in a time of need or a story that speaks of joy, there’s a godwink story just for you.

Manara Erotica Volume 2: Kama Sutra and Other Stories by Milo Manara

Dark Horse | 9781595827807 | Published December 4, 2012

Marked Man by Howard Chaykin and Patrick Thorpe

Dark Horse | 9781616550042 | Published December 4, 2012

Me and the Devil by Nick Tosches - Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316120975 | Published December 4, 2012

One night, an aging writer named Nick meets a tantalizing young woman at a bar, and the night that follows is the most extraordinary of his life. Propelled by uncontrollable, primordial desires, he tastes human blood for the first time and is filled with a sexual and spiritual ecstasy. His revival quickly fades, and soon Nick is yearning for another taste of the elusive rapture. There follows a descent into madness and unimaginable hell, and a pursuit of otherworldly revelation.

Nano by Robin Cook - Fiction, Thriller

Putnam Adult | 9780399160820 | Published December 4, 2012

After a tumultuous year in which her mentor is murdered and her estranged father comes back into her life, Pia Grazdani decides to take a year off from her medical studies and escape New York City. Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medical technology and the chance to clear her head, Pia takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology insititute in the picturesque foothills of the Rockies.

Open Heart by Elie Wiesel - Memoir, Nonfiction

Knopf | 9780307961846 | Published December 4, 2012

Eighty-two years old, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life. Emotions, images, faces and questions flash through his mind. His family before and during the unspeakable Event. The gifts of marriage and children and grandchildren that followed. In his writing, in his teaching, in his public life, has he done enough for memory and the survivors? Where has his ongoing questioning of God led? Is there hope for mankind?