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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.

April 2017

Hardcover

A Clash of Spheres by P F Chisholm - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464208287 | Published April 4, 2017

It's late August, 1592. Sir Robert Carey, cousin to Queen Elizabeth, remains at his post on the Borders at Carlisle. He has at last been confirmed by his monarch as Deputy Warden, is still deeply in love with Lady Elizabeth Widdrington while despising her elderly, abusive husband. And he remains estranged from his dour but lethal henchman, Henry Dodd, Land-Sergeant of Gilsland, who is currently serving as one of the sergeants of the Carlisle Castle guard. Sir Robert Cecil, Privy Councillor to the Queen, warns of a new challenge: the King of Spain's "intentions in Scotland." Will Cecil be sending a pursuivant to the Borders to suss out, and possibly interrupt, whatever plots are in progress against England?

A Fever of the Blood by Oscar de Muriel - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Pegasus Books | 9781681773452 | Published April 4, 2017

New Year's Day, 1889. In Edinburgh's lunatic asylum, a patient escapes as a nurse lays dying. Leading the manhunt are legendary local Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray and Londoner-in-exile Inspector Ian Frey. Before the murder, the suspect was heard in whispered conversation with a fellow patient --- a girl who had been mute for years. What made her suddenly break her silence? And why won't she talk again? Could the rumours about black magic be more than superstition? McGray and Frey track a devious psychopath far beyond their jurisdiction, through the worst blizzard in living memory, into the shadow of Pendle Hill --- home of the Lancashire witches --- where unimaginable danger awaits.

All By Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Simon & Schuster | 9781501131110 | Published April 4, 2017

Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship --- the Queen Charlotte. On board she meets eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood. Immensely wealthy, Lady Em is the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to the Smithsonian after the cruise. Three days out to sea Lady Em is found dead --- and the necklace is missing. The list of suspects is large and growing. Celia, with the help of her new friends Willy and Alvirah Meehan sets out to find the killer, not realizing that she has put herself in mortal danger before the ship reaches its final destination.

American War by Omar El Akkad - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction

Knopf | 9780451493583 | Published April 4, 2017

Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike.

Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer by Tom Callahan - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Harper | 9780062439727 | Published April 4, 2017

The winner of more than ninety championships, including four Masters Tournaments, Arnold Palmer was a legend in twentieth century sports: a supremely gifted competitor beloved for his powerful hitting, his nerve on the greens and his great rapport with fans. Perhaps above all others, Palmer was the reason golf’s popularity exploded. In addition to his talent on the golf course, Palmer was a brilliant entrepreneur off it, and one of the first sportsmen to create his own successful marketing brand. Forging an alliance with sports agent Mark McCormick, Palmer parlayed his popularity into lucrative deals, and helped pave the way for the multi-million-dollar contracts that have become standard for stars across all sports.

Baby, Take a Bow by Jane Tesh - Fiction, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464207969 | Published April 4, 2017

Camden's friend Rufus Jackson receives a letter from his ex-wife, Bobbi, and he's surprised to learn he's the father of a baby. When Bobbi is found murdered in her home and her baby stolen, Rufus becomes suspect number one. PI David Randall immediately takes the case. But Randall is almost sidetracked from the case by a series of what appears to be never-ending favors. In addition to the tangle of deals, Randall has to contend with Rufus being hell-bent on revenge, the return of Cam's telekinesis and growing concern that if the baby --- a girl named Mary Rose, as it turns out --- is found, Rufus, might not want to keep her. But where is Mary Rose?

Ballplayer by Chipper Jones and Carroll Rogers Walton - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Dutton | 9781101984406 | Published April 4, 2017

BALLPLAYER takes readers into the clubhouse of the Braves’ extraordinary dynasty, from the climax of the World Series championship in 1995 to the last-gasp division win by the 2005 “Baby Braves”; all the while sharing pitch-by-pitch dissections of clashes at the plate with some of the all-time great starters, such as Clemens and Johnson, as well as closers such as Wagner and Papelbon. He delves into his relationships with Bobby Cox and his famous Braves brothers and opponents from Cal Ripken Jr. to Barry Bonds. The National League MVP also opens up about his overnight rise to superstardom and the personal pitfalls that came with fame; his spirited rivalry with the New York Mets; his reflections on baseball in the modern era and his special last season in 2012. 

Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex, and Business by Eden Collinsworth - Nonfiction, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Sciences

Nan A. Talese | 9780385540933 | Published April 4, 2017

To call these unsettling times is an understatement: our political leaders are less and less respectable; in the realm of business, cheating, lying and stealing are hazily defined; and in daily life, rapidly changing technology offers permission to act in ways inconceivable without it. Yet somehow, this hasn’t quite led to a complete free-for-all --- people still draw lines around what is acceptable and what is not. Collinsworth sets out to understand how and why. In her intrepid quest, she squares off  with a prime minister, the editor of London’s Financial Times, a holocaust survivor, a pop star and a former commander of the U.S. Air Force.

Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge - Adventure, Fiction

Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250098221 | Published April 4, 2017

For Sophie Ducel, her honeymoon in French Polynesia was intended as a celebration of life. For Barry Bleecker, the same trip was meant to mark a new beginning. But when their small plane is downed in the middle of the South Pacific, the sole survivors of the wreck are left with one common goal: to survive. Stranded hundreds of miles from civilization, on an island the size of a large city block, the two castaways must reconcile their differences and learn to draw on one another's strengths if they are to have any hope of making it home.

Castles: Their History and Evolution in Medieval Britain by Marc Morris - Architecture, History, Military, Nonfiction

Pegasus Books | 9781681773599 | Published April 4, 2017

Beginning with their introduction in the eleventh century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the seventeenth, Marc Morris explores many of the country’s most famous castles, as well as some spectacular lesser-known examples. At times this is an epic tale, driven by characters like William the Conqueror, King John and Edward I, full of sieges and conquest on an awesome scale. But it is also by turns an intimate story of less eminent individuals, whose adventures, struggles and ambitions were reflected in the fortified residences they constructed. Be it ever so grand or ever so humble, a castle was first and foremost a home. To understand castles --- who built them, who lived in them and why --- is to understand the forces that shaped medieval Britain.

Earthly Remains: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802126474 | Published April 4, 2017

During an interrogation of an entitled, arrogant man suspected of giving drugs to a young girl who then died, Brunetti acts rashly. In the fallout, he realizes that he needs a break, needs to get away from the stifling problems of his work. When Brunetti is granted leave from the Questura, his wife, Paola, ships him off to a villa owned by a wealthy relative on Sant’Erasmo. There he intends to pass his days rowing, and his nights reading Pliny’s Natural History. The recuperative stay goes according to plan until Davide Casati, the caretaker of the house on Sant’Erasmo, goes missing following a sudden storm. Now, Brunetti feels compelled to investigate, to set aside his leave of absence and understand what happened to the man who had become his friend.

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott - Nonfiction, Self-Help, Spiritual Growth, Spirituality

Riverhead Books | 9780735213586 | Published April 4, 2017

In HALLELUJAH ANYWAY: Rediscovering Mercy Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life. We should begin, she suggests, by "facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves." It's up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhere --- "within us and outside us, all around us" --- and to use it to forge a deeper understanding of ourselves and more honest connections with each other. While that can be difficult to do, Lamott argues that it's crucial, as "kindness towards others, beginning with myself, buys us a shot at a warm and generous heart, the greatest prize of all." 

Living in the Weather of the World: Stories by Richard Bausch - Fiction, Humor, Short Stories

Knopf | 9780451494825 | Published April 4, 2017

From the prize-winning novelist and universally acclaimed short story writer ("Richard Bausch is a master of the short story" --- The New York Times Book Review), thirteen unforgettable tales that showcase his electrifying artistry. Bausch plumbs the depths of familial and marital estrangement, the violence of suicide and despair, the gulfs between friends and lovers, the complexities of divorce and infidelity, the fragility and impermanence of love. Wherever he casts his gaze, he illuminates the darkest corners of human experience with the bright light of wisdom and compassion, finding grace and redemption amidst sorrow and regret. Bausch's stories are simply extraordinary.

Marlena by Julie Buntin - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781627797641 | Published April 4, 2017

Everything about fifteen-year-old Cat’s new town in rural Michigan is lonely and off-kilter, until she meets her neighbor, the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena. Cat, inexperienced and desperate for connection, is quickly lured into Marlena’s orbit by little more than an arched eyebrow and a shake of white-blond hair. As the two girls turn the untamed landscape of their desolate small town into a kind of playground, Cat catalogues a litany of firsts --- first drink, first cigarette, first kiss --- while Marlena’s habits harden and calcify. Within the year, Marlena is dead, drowned in six inches of icy water in the woods nearby. Now, decades later, when a ghost from that pivotal year surfaces unexpectedly, Cat must try to forgive herself and move on, even as the memory of Marlena keeps her tangled in the past.

Marshall's Law by Ben Sanders - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250058805 | Published April 4, 2017

Ex-undercover cop Marshall Grade is hiding out in California when he learns that federal agent Lucas Cohen has survived a kidnapping. Cohen was Marshall’s ticket into witness protection, and his captors have a simple question: Where’s Marshall now? Marshall’s undercover work gave him a long list of enemies, and the enemy in this case is a corrupt businessman named Dexter Vine. Vine is almost broke, in debt to people even worse than himself, and he wants to settle old scores while he has time. He’s hired Ludo Coltrane --- a nonchalant psychopath and part-time bar manager --- to find Marshall at any cost. Ludo is no stranger to killing, but his associate, the cash-strapped ex-con Perry Rhodes, may prove more of a liability than an asset.

Miss You by Kate Eberlen - Fiction, Romance

Harper | 9780062460226 | Published April 4, 2017

Tess can’t get the motto from her mother’s kitchen knickknack out of her head, even though she’s in Florence on an idyllic vacation before starting university in London. Gus is also visiting Florence, on a holiday with his parents seven months after tragedy shattered their lives. Headed to medical school in London, he’s trying to be a dutiful son but longs to escape and discover who he really is. A chance meeting brings these eighteen-year-olds together for a brief moment --- the first of many times their paths will crisscross as time passes and their lives diverge from those they’d envisioned. Over the course of the next sixteen years, Tess and Gus will face very different challenges and choices.

My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith - Fiction, Humor

Pantheon | 9781101871393 | Published April 4, 2017

Paul Stuart, a renowned food writer, finds himself at loose ends after his longtime girlfriend leaves him for her personal trainer. To cheer him up, Paul’s editor, Gloria, encourages him to finish his latest cookbook on-site in Tuscany, hoping that a change of scenery will offer a cure for both heartache and writer’s block. But upon Paul’sarrival, things don’t quite go as planned. A mishap with his rental-car reservation leaves him stranded, until a newfound friend leads him to an intriguing alternative: a bulldozer.  With little choice in the matter, Paul accepts the offer, and as he journeys into the idyllic hillside town of Montalcino, he discovers that the bulldozer may be the least of the surprises that await him.

My Last Lament by James William Brown - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Berkley | 9780399583407 | Published April 4, 2017

Aliki is one of the last of her kind, a lamenter who mourns and celebrates the passing of life. She is part of an evolving Greece, one moving steadily away from its rural traditions. To capture the fading folk art of lamenting, an American researcher asks Aliki to record her laments, but in response, Aliki sings her own story. It begins in a village in northeast Greece, where Aliki witnesses the occupying Nazi soldiers execute her father for stealing squash. Taken in by her friend Takis’s mother, Aliki is joined by a Jewish refugee and her son, Stelios. When the village is torched and its people massacred, Aliki, Takis and Stelios are able to escape just as the war is ending. They’re bound by friendship and grief, but torn apart by betrayal, madness and heartbreak.

My Mother's Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and the Meaning of Life by Peter Gethers - Memoir, Nonfiction

Henry Holt and Co. | 9780805093308 | Published April 4, 2017

The daughter of a restaurateur, Judy Gethers discovered a passion for cooking in her 50s. In time, she became a mentor and friend to several of the most famous chefs in America, including Wolfgang Puck, Nancy Silverton and Jonathan Waxman; she also wrote many cookbooks and taught cooking alongside Julia Child. In her 80s, she was robbed of her ability to cook by a debilitating stroke. But illness has brought her closer than ever to her son: Peter regularly visits her so they can share meals, and he can ask questions about her colorful past, while learning her kitchen secrets. Ultimately, he decides to learn how to cook his mother the meal of her dreams and thereby tell the story of her life to all those who have loved her.

Nevertheless: A Memoir by Alec Baldwin - Entertainment, Memoir, Movies, Nonfiction, Television

Harper | 9780062409706 | Published April 4, 2017

In NEVERTHELESS, Baldwin transcends his public persona, making public facets of his life he has long kept private. In this honest, affecting memoir, he introduces us to the Long Island child who felt burdened by his family’s financial strains and his parents’ unhappy marriage; the Washington, DC, college student gearing up for a career in politics; the self-named "Love Taxi" who helped friends solve their romantic problems while neglecting his own; the young soap actor learning from giants of the theatre; the addict drawn to drugs and alcohol who struggles with sobriety; the husband and father who acknowledges his failings and battles to overcome them; and the consummate professional for whom the work is everything.

No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts - Family, Family Life, Fiction

Ecco | 9780062472984 | Published April 4, 2017

JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world he’s startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has. Ava is now married and desperate for a baby. Her husband, Henry, has grown distant, frustrated by the demise of the furniture industry. JJ’s return not only unsettles their family, but stirs up the entire town. The ostentatious wealth that JJ has attained forces everyone to consider what more they want and deserve, and how they might go about getting it. Can they reorient their lives to align with their wishes rather than their current realities? Or are they all already resigned to the rhythms of the particular lives they lead?

Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life by Sally Bedell Smith - Biography, Nonfiction

Random House | 9781400067909 | Published April 4, 2017

PRINCE CHARLES brings to life the real man, with all of his ambitions, insecurities, and convictions. It begins with his lonely childhood, in which he struggled to live up to his father’s expectations and sought companionship from the Queen Mother and his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten. It follows him through difficult years at school, his early love affairs, his intellectual quests, his entrepreneurial pursuits, and his intense search for spiritual meaning. It tells of the tragedy of his marriage to Diana; his eventual reunion with his true love, Camilla; and his relationships with William, Kate, Harry, and his grandchildren.

Prussian Blue: A Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Marian Wood Books/Putnam | 9780399177057 | Published April 4, 2017

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Ecco | 9780062653956 | Published April 4, 2017

William Fawkes, a controversial detective known as The Wolf. Still under psychological evaluation, Fawkes returns to the force eager for a big case. When his former partner and friend, Detective Emily Baxter, calls him to a crime scene, he’s sure this is it: the body is made of the dismembered parts of six victims, sewn together like a puppet. Fawkes is tasked with identifying the six victims, but that gets dicey when his reporter ex-wife anonymously receives photographs from the crime scene, along with a list of six names, and the dates on which the Ragdoll Killer plans to murder them. The final name on the list is Fawkes. Baxter and her trainee partner, Alex Edmunds, hone in on figuring out what links the victims together before the killer strikes again.

Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution by Peter Andreas - Memoir, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501124396 | Published April 4, 2017

Carol Andreas was a traditional 1950s housewife from a small Mennonite town in central Kansas who became a radical feminist and Marxist revolutionary. From the late sixties to the early eighties, she went through multiple husbands and countless lovers while living in three states and five countries. She took her youngest son, Peter, with her wherever she went, even kidnapping him and running off to South America after his straitlaced father won a long and bitter custody fight. They were chasing the revolution together, though the more they chased it the more distant it became. They were constantly running, moving, hiding. When they secretly returned to America they settled down clandestinely in Denver, where his mother changed her name to hide from his father.