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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.

February 2017

Hardcover

The Night Bird by Brian Freeman - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781503943568 | Published February 1, 2017

Homicide detective Frost Easton doesn’t like coincidences. When a series of bizarre deaths rock San Francisco --- as seemingly random women suffer violent psychotic breaks --- Frost looks for a connection that leads him to psychiatrist Francesca Stein. Frankie’s controversial therapy helps people erase their most terrifying memories…and all the victims were her patients. As Frost and Frankie carry out their own investigations, the case becomes increasingly personal --- and dangerous. Long-submerged secrets surface as someone called the Night Bird taunts the pair with cryptic messages pertaining to the deaths. Soon Frankie is forced to confront strange gaps in her own memory, and Frost faces a killer who knows the detective’s worst fears.

Peggy Seeger: A Life of Music, Love, and Politics by Jean R. Freedman - Biography, Nonfiction

University of Illinois Press | 9780252040757 | Published February 3, 2017

Born into folk music's first family, Peggy Seeger has blazed her own trail artistically and personally. Jean Freedman draws on a wealth of research and conversations with Seeger to tell the life story of one of music's most charismatic performers and tireless advocates. Here is the story of Seeger's multifaceted career --- from her youth to her pivotal role in the American and British folk revivals, from her instrumental virtuosity to her tireless work on behalf of environmental and feminist causes, from wry reflections on the U.K. folk scene to decades as a songwriter.

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak - Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501144417 | Published February 7, 2017

Until May 1987, 14-year-old Billy Marvin of Wetbridge, New Jersey, is a nerd, but a decidedly happy nerd. Afternoons are spent with his buddies, watching copious amounts of television, gorging on Pop-Tarts, debating who would win in a brawl (Rocky Balboa or Freddy Krueger? Bruce Springsteen or Billy Joel? Magnum P.I. or T.J. Hooker?), and programming video games on his Commodore 64 late into the night. Then Playboy magazine publishes photos of “Wheel of Fortune” hostess Vanna White, Billy meets expert programmer Mary Zelinsky, and everything changes.

A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction

Ecco | 9780062643049 | Published February 7, 2017

In A BOOK OF AMERICAN MARTYRS, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God’s will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town. Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief.

A Measure of Murder: A Sally Solari Mystery by Leslie Karst - Fiction, Mystery

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683310181 | Published February 7, 2017

Sally Solari is busy juggling work at her family’s Italian restaurant, Solari’s, and helping Javier plan the autumn menu for the restaurant she’s just inherited, Gauguin. Complicating this already hectic schedule, Sally joins her ex-boyfriend Eric’s chorus, which is performing a newly discovered version of her favorite composition: the Mozart Requiem. But then, at the first rehearsal, a tenor falls to his death on the church courtyard --- and his soprano girlfriend is sure it wasn’t an accident. Now Sally is back on another murder case, and while tensions in the chorus heat up, so does the kitchen at Gauguin --- set aflame right as Sally starts getting too close to the truth.

A Separation by Katie Kitamura - Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9780399576102 | Published February 7, 2017

A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: it's time for them to separate. For the moment it's a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, she gets word that Christopher has gone missing in a remote region in the rugged south of Greece; she reluctantly agrees to go look for him, still keeping their split to herself. In her heart, she's not even sure if she wants to find him. As her search comes to a shocking breaking point, she discovers she understands less than she thought she did about her relationship and the man she used to love.

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai - Fiction, Science Fiction

Dutton | 9781101985137 | Published February 7, 2017

In Tom Barren’s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks and moon bases. But he just can’t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland. But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and --- maybe, just maybe --- his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality?

Always by Sarah Jio - Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9781101885024 | Published February 7, 2017

Enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with her fiancé, Ryan, Kailey Crain can’t believe her good fortune: She has a great job as a journalist and is now engaged to a guy who is perfect in nearly every way. As she and Ryan leave the restaurant, Kailey spies a thin, bearded homeless man on the sidewalk. She approaches him to offer up her bag of leftovers, and is stunned when their eyes meet: The man is the love of her life, Cade McAllister. Over the next few weeks, Kailey helps Cade begin to piece his life together, something she initially keeps from Ryan. As she revisits her long-ago relationship, Kailey realizes that she must decide exactly what --- and whom --- she wants.

Autumn by Ali Smith - Fiction

Pantheon | 9781101870730 | Published February 7, 2017

Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. That’s what it felt like for Keats in1819. How about Autumn 2016? Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic, once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand-in-hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever. Ali Smith’s new novel is a meditation on a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, on what harvest means.

Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge by Helen Rappaport - History, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250056641 | Published February 7, 2017

Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin’s Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd (the former St Petersburg) was in turmoil --- felt nowhere more keenly than on the fashionable Nevsky Prospekt. There, the foreign visitors who filled hotels, clubs, offices and embassies were acutely aware of the chaos breaking out on their doorsteps and beneath their windows. Among this disparate group were journalists, diplomats, businessmen, bankers, governesses, volunteer nurses and expatriate socialites. Many kept diaries and wrote letters home. Helen Rappaport draws upon this rich trove of material, much of it previously unpublished, to carry us right up to the action.

Copper Kettle by Frederick Ramsay - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464207822 | Published February 7, 2017

Jesse Sutherlin has returned to Buffalo Mountain a war hero, after having survived the trenches of World War I. His cousin and fellow soldier, Solomon McAdoo, was less fortunate in his war service. He's suffering from shell shock. One day, up on the mountain while tending to a family moonshine still owned by Big Tom McAdoo, he's shot in the back. When Jesse hears this, he knows violence is going to boil up. The west side of the mountain is McAdoo territory, while the east side belongs to the Lebruns. The dispute ignited by Solomon's murder will be like the feud between the West Virginia Hatfields and McCoys, with no winners, only more dead men. Jesse decides to head off the violence by investigating the crime.

Desert Vengeance: A Lena Jones Mystery by Betty Webb - Fiction, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464205934 | Published February 7, 2017

When the man who raped Scottsdale PI Lena Jones as a nine-year-old foster child is released from prison, Lena is waiting for him in the parking lot --- with a big knife. "Papa" Brian Wycoff survives their meeting, but the next day, his wife is found dead in their home. Terrified he will be next, Wycoff takes shelter in an RV on his brother-in-law's small ranch. A couple of days later, he is found tortured to death. When Lena takes up the case, her conscience is torn. Does a serial child rapist really deserve justice? That choice might not be left up to Lena when members of a local group, Parents of Missing Children, start working to prevent her investigation from succeeding. How far will they go to make sure she fails?

Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith - Fiction, Gothic, Suspense, Thriller

Lee Boudreaux Books | 9780316353038 | Published February 7, 2017

Russell Gaines’ 11-year sentence is now up, and he believes his debt has been paid. But when he returns home, he soon discovers that revenge lives and breathes all around him. On the same day that Russell is released from prison, a woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge along the side of the interstate under the punishing summer sun. Desperate and exhausted, the pair spend their last dollar on a room for the night, a night that ends with Maben running through the darkness holding a pistol, and a dead deputy sprawled in the middle of the road. With the dawn, destinies collide, and Russell is forced to decide whose life he will save --- his own or those of the woman and child.

Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast by Megan Marshall - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544617308 | Published February 7, 2017

Since her death in 1979, Elizabeth Bishop, who published only a hundred poems in her lifetime, has become one of America’s best-loved poets. And yet --- painfully shy and living out of public view in Key West and Brazil, among other hideaways— --- she has never been seen so fully as a woman and an artist. Megan Marshall makes incisive and moving use of a newly discovered cache of Bishop’s letters --- to her psychiatrist and to three of her lovers --- to reveal a much darker childhood than has been known, a secret affair, and the last chapter of her passionate romance with the Brazilian modernist designer Lota de Macedo Soares.

Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crombie - Fiction, Mystery

William Morrow | 9780062271631 | Published February 7, 2017

A young woman named Reagan Keating has been murdered in one of Notting Hill’s private gardens, and the lead detective, DI Kerry Boatman, turns to Gemma James for help. Gemma soon discovers that Reagan’s death is the second tragedy in this exclusive London park; a few months before, a young boy died in a tragic accident. But when still another of the garden residents meets a violent end, it becomes clear that there are more sinister forces at play. While his wife is consumed with her new case, Duncan Kincaid finds himself plagued by disturbing questions about several previous --- and seemingly unrelated --- cases involving members of the force. If his suspicions are correct and the crimes are linked, are his family and friends in mortal danger as well?

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman - Fiction, Mythology

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393609097 | Published February 7, 2017

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In NORSE MYTHOLOGY, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki --- son of a giant --- blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs and giants.

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee - Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455563937 | Published February 7, 2017

PACHINKO follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them. Betrayed by her wealthy lover, Sunja finds unexpected salvation when a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and bring her to Japan to start a new life. In Japan, Sunja's family members endure harsh discrimination, catastrophes and poverty, yet they also encounter great joy as they pursue their passions and rise to meet the challenges this new home presents.

Prayer for the Dead: An Inspector McLean Novel by James Oswald - Fiction, Mystery

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683310235 | Published February 7, 2017

Detective Inspector Tony McLean is on the case when the search for a missing journalist uncovers the scene of a carefully staged murder. In a sealed chamber, deep in the heart of Gilmerton Cove, a mysterious network of caves and passages sprawling beneath Edinburgh, the body is discovered in a seemingly macabre ritual of purification. But McLean knew the dead man and can't shake off the suspicion that there is far more to this case than meets the eye. Teamed with the most unlikely and unwelcome of allies, McLean must track down a killer --- driven by the darkest compulsions and who will answer only to a higher power --- until it's his own blood on the altar.

Pretend I'm Not Here: How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself Out of the Washington Swamp by Barbara Feinman Todd - Memoir, Nonfiction, Politics

William Morrow | 9780062445100 | Published February 7, 2017

Barbara Feinman Todd is an accomplished former ghostwriter and book researcher who worked with Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Ben Bradlee and Hillary Clinton. Her involvement with Mrs. Clinton made headlines when the First Lady neglected to acknowledge her role in the book’s creation, and later, when a disclosure to Woodward about the Clinton White House appeared in one of his books. These events haunted Feinman Todd for the next two decades until she confronted her past and discovered something startling. Revealing what it’s like to get into the heads and hearts of some of Washington’s most compelling and powerful figures, Feinman Todd offers authentic portraits that go beyond the carefully polished public personas that are the standard fare of the Washington publicity factory.

Robert B. Parker's Revelation by Robert Knott - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Western

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399575341 | Published February 7, 2017

Territorial marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch figured things had finally settled down in Appaloosa when Boston Bill Black’s murder charge was dropped. But all that changed when Augustus Noble Driggs was transferred to a stateside penitentiary just across the border from Mexico. In a haunting twist of fate, Driggs and a pack of cold-blooded convicts are suddenly on the loose --- and it’s up to any and all territorial lawmen, including Cole and Hitch, to capture the fugitives and rescue the woman kidnapped during their escape. But nothing is ever quite what it seems with the ever-elusive Driggs. Finally free, he’s quickly on his own furious hunt for a hidden cache of gold and jewels --- and for the men who betrayed him and left him for dead.

Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802125910 | Published February 7, 2017

Three British couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on Easter Sunday, the last day of their vacation, tragedy strikes: the 14-year-old daughter of an American vacationer goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves. When the shocked couples return home to the UK, they remain in contact, and over the course of three increasingly fraught dinner parties, they come to know one another better. But buried beneath these apparently normal exteriors are some unusual kinks and unpleasant vices. Then a second girl goes missing, in Kent --- not far from where any of the couples lives. Could it be that one of these six has a secret far darker than anybody can imagine?

Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Atria Books | 9781501131981 | Published February 7, 2017

In the dazzling glitter of 1900 Vienna, Adele Bloch-Bauer meets painter Gustav Klimt. Though they enjoy a life where sex and art are just beginning to break through the façade of conventional society, the city is also exhibiting a disturbing increase in anti-Semitism, as political hatred foments in the shadows of Adele’s coffee house afternoons and cultural salons. Nearly 40 years later, Adele’s niece Maria Altmann is a newlywed when the Nazis invade Austria. When her husband is arrested and her family is forced out of their home, Maria must summon the courage and resilience that is her aunt’s legacy if she is to survive and keep her family --- and their history --- alive.

The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance written by Anders Rydell, translated by Henning Koch - History, Nonfiction

Viking | 9780735221222 | Published February 7, 2017

Through extensive new research that included records saved by the Monuments Men themselves, Anders Rydell tells the untold story of Nazi book theft, as he himself joins the effort to return the stolen books. When the Nazi soldiers ransacked Europe’s libraries and bookshops, the books they stole were not burned. Instead, the Nazis began to compile a library of their own that they could use to wage an intellectual war on literature and history. But when the war was over, most of the books were never returned. Instead many found their way into the public library system, where they remain to this day. Now, Rydell finds himself entrusted with one of these stolen volumes, setting out to return it to its rightful owner.

A Piece of the World (Audiobook) written by Christina Baker Kline, performed by Polly Stone - Fiction, Historical Fiction

HarperAudio | 9780062466716 | Published February 21, 2017

To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than 20 years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the 20th century.

Bone Box: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Audiobook) written by Faye Kellerman, performed by Richard Ferrone - Fiction, Mystery

HarperAudio | 9780062657268 | Published February 28, 2017

When Rina Decker stumbles upon human remains once buried deep beneath the forest grounds, she calls her husband, Peter, who works for the local Greenbury Police. As Decker and his partner, Tyler McAdams, further investigate, they realize that they’re most likely dealing with a missing student from the nearby Five Colleges of Upstate, which is where Rina works. Short-staffed and with no convenient entry into the colleges, Decker enlists Rina’s help to act as the eyes and ears of campus gossip. Winding their way through a dangerous labyrinth of steely suspects and untouchable academics, Decker, McAdams and Rina race to protect their community from a psychopathic killer still in the area --- and on the hunt for a fresh victim.