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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

Darling, I'm Going to Charlie by Maryse Wolinski - Nonfiction

Atria/37 INK | 9781501154898 | Published February 7, 2017

“Darling, I’m going to Charlie.” These were the last words that Georges Wolinski said to his wife, Maryse, as he left for work. Two hours later, terrorists barged into the Paris offices of the CHARLIE HEBDO magazine. From her grief comes a demand for answers of the French government. Maryse writes with both clarity and authority, all the while exploring what made her relationship with Georges so singularly strong.

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak - Adventure, Coming of Age, Literary Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501144417 | Published February 7, 2017

For three teenage boys who are desperately uneducated in the ways of women, Playboy is somewhat of a Holy Grail. So, they hatch a plan to steal it. Failed attempt after failed attempt leads them to a genius plan --- they’ll swipe the security code to the convenience store by seducing the owner’s daughter, Mary Zelinsky. A game to win Mary’s affection leaves Billy with a gut-wrenching choice: deceive the girl who may be his first love or break a promise to his best friends.

A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates - Literary Fiction, Psychological Thriller

Ecco | 9780062643049 | Published February 7, 2017

In this striking, enormously affecting novel, 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 while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief. Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely --- but with great empathy --- confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society. 

A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250092175 | Published February 7, 2017

When experienced homicide detective Casey Duncan first moved to the secret town of Rockton, she expected a safe haven for people like her, people running from their past misdeeds and past lives. She knew living in Rockton meant living off-the-grid completely: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, very little electricity, and no way of getting in or out without the town council’s approval. What she didn’t expect is that Rockton comes with its own set of secrets and dangers.  Now, in A DARKNESS ABSOLUTE, Casey and her fellow Rockton sheriff’s deputy Will chase a cabin-fevered resident into the woods, where they are stranded in a blizzard. Taking shelter in a cave, they discover a former resident who’s been held captive for over a year. When the bodies of two other women turn up, Casey and her colleagues must find out if it’s an outsider behind the killings or if the answer is more complicated than that...before another victim goes missing.

A Measure of Murder 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 and helping Javier plan the autumn menu for the restaurant she’s just inherited, Gauguin. Complicating this hectic schedule, Sally joins her ex-boyfriend Eric’s chorus. At the first rehearsal, a tenor falls to his death. Now Sally's back on another murder case mixed in with a dash of revenge, a pinch of peril, and a suspicious stack of sheet music. And while tensions in the chorus heat up, so does the kitchen at Gauguin. Can Sally catch the killer before she’s burnt to a crisp, or will the case grow as cold as yesterday’s leftovers?

A Separation by Katie Kitamura - Family Life, Literary Fiction, Psychological Thriller

Riverhead Books | 9780399576102 | Published February 7, 2017

A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: it's time for them to separate. 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 and search for him, still keeping their split to herself. In her heart, she's not even sure if she wants to find him. Adrift in the wild landscape, she traces the disintegration of their relationship, and discovers she understands less than she thought about the man she used to love.

After the Blue Hour by John Rechy - Literary Fiction

Grove Press | 9780802125897 | Published February 7, 2017

Fleeing a turbulent life in Los Angeles, John Rechy accepts an invitation to a private island from an admirer of his work. There, he joins Paul, his imposing host, his beautiful mistress and his precocious teenage son. John feels surcease, until, with unabashed candor, Paul shares intimate details of his life. Through cunning seductive charm, he married and divorced an ambassador’s daughter and the heiress to a vast fortune. Avoiding identifying his son’s mother, he reveals an affinity for erotic “dangerous games.” As “games” veer toward violence, secrets surface in startling twists and turns.

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai - Family Life, Literary, 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, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed. 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 --- 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 - Family Life, Fiction, Romance

Ballantine Books | 9781101885024 | Published February 7, 2017

Enjoying dinner with her fiancé, Ryan, Kailey Crain can’t believe her good fortune. As she and Ryan leave the restaurant, Kailey spies a homeless man. She approaches him to offer her leftovers, and is stunned: The man is the love of her life, Cade McAllister. When Kailey met Cade, their attraction was immediate. But it ended suddenly, leaving Kailey devastated. Now the poor soul is a faded version of her former beloved. Kailey helps Cade begin to piece his life together. As she revisits her long-ago relationship, Kailey realizes that she must decide exactly what she wants.

Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly - Fiction, Thriller

Tor Books | 9780765383815 | Published February 7, 2017

Covert agent Cyril DePaul thinks he’s good at keeping secrets, especially from Aristide Makricosta. They suit each other: Aristide turns a blind eye to Cyril’s clandestine affairs, and Cyril keeps his lover’s moonlighting job as a smuggler under wraps. Cyril participates on a mission that leads to disastrous results, leaving smoke from various political fires smoldering throughout the city. Shielding Aristide from the expected fallout isn’t easy, though, for he refuses to let anything --- not the crooked city police or the mounting rage from radical conservatives --- dictate his life. Enter streetwise Cordelia Lehane, a top dancer at the Bumble Bee Cabaret and Aristide’s runner, who could be the key to Cyril’s plans --- if she can be trusted. As the twinkling lights of nightclub marquees yield to the rising flames of a fascist revolution, these three will struggle to survive using whatever means --- and people --- necessary. Including each other.

Autumn by Ali Smith - Literary Fiction

Pantheon | 9781101870730 | Published February 7, 2017

Readers love Ali Smith’s novels for their peerless innovation and their celebration of language and life. AUTUMN, has all of these qualities in spades, and is the first installment in a quartet. Seasonal, comprised of four stand-alone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical, explores what time is, how we experience it and the recurring markers in the shapes our lives take and in our ways with narrative.

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, bars 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: from an English nurse who had already survived the sinking of the Titanic; to the black valet of the US Ambassador, far from his native Deep South; to suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, who had come to Petrograd to inspect the indomitable Women’s Death Battalion led by Maria Bochkareva. Helen Rappaport draws upon this rich trove of material, much of it previously unpublished, to carry us right up to the action --- to see, feel and hear the Revolution as it happened to an assortment of individuals who suddenly felt themselves trapped in a “red madhouse.”

Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler's Defeat by Giles Milton - Biography, History, Military, Nonfiction

Picador | 9781250119025 | Published February 7, 2017

In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was every bit as extraordinary as the six men who directed it. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now, his talents were put to more devious use: he built the dirty bomb used to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich. Another, William Fairbairn, was a portly pensioner with an unusual passion: he was the world's leading expert in silent killing, hired to train the guerrillas being parachuted behind enemy lines. Led by dapper Scotsman Colin Gubbins, these men --- along with three others --- formed a secret inner circle that, aided by a group of formidable ladies, single-handedly changed the course Second World War: a cohort hand-picked by Winston Churchill, whom he called his Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.

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

Lee Boudreaux Books | 9780316353038 | Published February 7, 2017

For 11 years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sits in Parchman Penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. 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.

Echoes in Death by J. D. Robb - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250123114 | Published February 7, 2017

As NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are driving home, a young woman --- dazed, naked and bloody --- suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke slams on the brakes and Eve springs into action. Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it’s too late for her husband Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him “the devil.” While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling and widely disliked, this is one case where the evidence doesn’t point to the spouse. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions: What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?

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 100 poems in her lifetime, has become one of America’s most revered poets. 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 Brazilian modernist designer Lota de Macedo Soares. 

Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crombie - Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural

William Morrow | 9780062271631 | Published February 7, 2017

The body of a young woman, Reagan Keating, is found in one of Notting Hill’s private gardens and the lead detective, DI Kerry Boatman, turns to Gemma James for help. Reagan was the nanny of a child who attends the same dance studio as Toby, Gemma and Kincaid’s son. When another of the garden residents meets a violent end, it becomes clear that there are more sinister forces at play. Kincaid also finds himself plagued by questions about previous cases involving members of the force. If his suspicions are correct and the crimes are linked, are his family and friends in danger? 

Lincoln on Leadership for Today: Abraham Lincoln’s Approach to Twenty-First-Century Issues by Donald T. Phillips - Business, Economics, Leadership

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544814646 | Published February 7, 2017

Based on a lifelong study of Lincoln’s life, writings, and speeches, best-selling author Donald T. Phillips offers compelling ideas on how Lincoln would employ his exemplary leadership and executive style. How would he have handled the Great Recession? Would Lincoln have a mobile phone and embrace the whirl of social media? Phillips hews very closely to Lincoln’s extensive writings and records to offer a fascinating look at how we might solve some of our most challenging problems, Lincoln-style.

Long Time Lost by Chris Ewan - Fiction, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250117397 | Published February 7, 2017

Nick Miller and his team provide a unique and highly illegal service, relocating at-risk individuals across Europe with new identities and new lives. Nick excels at what he does for a reason: he’s spent years living in the shadows under an assumed name. But when Nick steps in to prevent the attempted murder of witness-in-hiding Kate Sutherland on the Isle of Man, he triggers a chain of events with devastating consequences for everyone he protects --- because Nick and Kate share a common enemy in Connor Lane, a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if it means tearing Nick’s entire network apart.

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella - Fiction, Humor, Satire

The Dial Press | 9780812998269 | Published February 7, 2017

Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie’s life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle. Then, just as she’s finding her feet, Demeter fires Katie. Shattered but determined to stay positive, Katie retreats to her family’s farm in to help them set up a vacation business. London has never seemed so far away --- until Demeter unexpectedly turns up as a guest. Secrets are spilled and relationships rejiggered, and Katie must question her own assumptions about what makes for a truly meaningful life.

Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar - African American Interest, Biography, History, Nonfiction

Atria / 37 Ink | 9781501126390 | Published February 7, 2017

When George Washington was president, he took nine slaves, including Ona Judge, to Pennsylvania. However, the law required enslaved people be set free after six months of residency in the state. Rather than comply, he sent the slaves back down south as the clock was about to expire. Though Judge lived in relative comfort, the few pleasantries were nothing compared to freedom. When the opportunity presented itself, Judge escaped and became the subject of a manhunt.

NK3 by Michael Tolkin - Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Satire, Science Fiction

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802125439 | Published February 7, 2017

In post-NK3 Los Angeles, a 60-foot-tall fence surrounds the hills where the rich used to live, but the mansions have been taken over by those with the only power that matters: the power of memory. Life for the community inside the Fence is a perpetual party. Outside the Fence the Verified use an invented mythology to control the mindless and nameless who serve the gift economy until no longer needed. The ruler takes his guidance from gigantic effigies of a man and a woman in the heart of the Fence. They warn him of trouble to come. Many threaten to upset the delicate power balance in this fragile world.

No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon by Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy - Nonfiction

Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250088789 | Published February 7, 2017

Erik Weihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. When the mountain was finally behind him, Erik knew he was going to live. His expedition leader slapped him on the back and said something that would affect the course of Erik’s life: “Don’t make Everest the greatest thing you ever do.” NO BARRIERS is Erik’s response to that challenge. It is the moving story of his journey since descending Mount Everest: from leading expeditions around the world with blind Tibetan teenagers to helping injured soldiers climb their way home from war, from adopting a son from Nepal to facing the most terrifying reach of his life: to solo kayak the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon. Along the course of Erik’s journey, he meets other trailblazers --- adventurers, scientists, artists and activists --- who, despite trauma, hardship and loss, have broken through barriers of their own. These pioneers show Erik surprising ways forward that surpass logic and defy traditional thinking.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman - Fairy Tale, Fiction, Literary, Mythology

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

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. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.

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 all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family and identity.