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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: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery 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. At last he has been confirmed by his monarch as Deputy Warden, and 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?

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 86-year-old Lady Emily Haywood, “Lady Em,” as she is known throughout the world. 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. Celia 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 - 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 90 championships, including four Masters Tournaments, Arnold Palmer was a legend in 20th-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, as the King of the links helped define golf’s golden age along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. 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. But beyond his business acumen, Palmer was always a larger-than-life character, and ARNIE recounts a host of unforgettable anecdotes from a long life in the spotlight.

Baby, Take a Bow: A Grace Street Mystery 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 is surprised to learn he's the father of a baby. So when Bobbi is found murdered in her home and her child stolen, Rufus becomes suspect number one. PI David Randall immediately takes the case, but is almost sidetracked 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 with Carroll Rogers Walton - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Dutton | 9781101984406 | Published April 4, 2017

Before Chipper Jones became an eight-time All-Star who amassed Hall of Fame-worthy statistics during a 19-year career with the Atlanta Braves, he was just a country kid from small town Pierson, Florida. He grew up playing baseball in the backyard with his dad dreaming that one day he’d be a major league ballplayer. With his trademark candor and astonishing recall, Chipper Jones tells the story of his rise to the MLB ranks and what it took to stay with one organization his entire career in an era of booming free agency.

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. Eden Collinsworth sets out to understand how and why.

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

Pegasus Books | 9781681773599 | Published April 4, 2017

Beginning with their introduction in the 11th century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the 17th, 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.

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

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, Commissario Guido Brunetti acts rashly, doing something he will quickly come to regret. In the fallout, he realizes that he needs to get away from the stifling problems of his work. When Brunetti is granted leave from the Questura, his wife, Paola, suggests he stay at the villa of a relative on Sant’Erasmo. 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 and understand what happened to the man who had become his friend.

Gumshoe for Two by Rob Leininger - Fiction, Mystery

Oceanview Publishing | 9781608092321 | Published April 4, 2017

Ex-IRS agent turned gumshoe-in-training Mortimer Angel is approached by a beautiful hooker, Holiday, in a casino bar in Reno. Mort first met Holiday two months ago, but now learns that she’s not really a hooker. She’s a college engineering student, searching for her younger sister, Allie, who disappeared three months ago. While in the bar with Mort, Holiday gets an unexpected phone call from Allie, who says she’s in Gerlach, a small town in Nevada. The phone call is cut off. Holiday hires Mort on the spot, dragging him off to Gerlach. When Mort finds a connection between Allie and US Senator Harry Reinhart, a presidential candidate who vanished without a trace three days ago, things quickly turn deadly --- very deadly.

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." 

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven - Nonfiction, Self-Help

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455570249 | Published April 4, 2017

On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university’s slogan, “What starts here changes the world,” he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy SEAL training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage.
Marlena by Julie Buntin - Fiction

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

Everything about 15-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. 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 - 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 - Comedy, Fiction, Romance

Harper | 9780062460226 | Published April 4, 2017

Tess is 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. He is headed to medical school in London, but longs to escape and discover who he really is. A chance meeting brings these 18-year-olds together for a brief moment --- the first of many times their paths will crisscross as their lives diverge from those they’d envisioned. Over the course of the next 16 years, Tess and Gus will face very different challenges and choices. Separated by distance and circumstance, the possibility of these two connecting once more seems slight. But while fate can separate two people, it can also bring them back together again.

My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith - Fiction

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’s arrival, things don’t go quite 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’ 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 - Memoir, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062409706 | Published April 4, 2017

In NEVERTHELESS, Alec Baldwin transcends his public persona, making public facets of his life he has long kept private. 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 theater; 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 - 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, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he’s startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has. JJ’s return --- and his plans to build a huge mansion overlooking Pinewood and woo Ava --- not only unsettles their family, but stirs up the entire town. The ostentatious wealth that JJ has attained forces everyone to consider the cards they’ve been dealt, what more they want and deserve, and how they might go about getting it.

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

Random House | 9781400067909 | Published April 4, 2017

Sally Bedell Smith returns once again to the British royal family to give us a new look at Prince Charles, the oldest heir to the throne in more than 300 years. This biography --- the product of four years of research and hundreds of interviews with palace officials, former girlfriends, spiritual gurus and more, some speaking on the record for the first time --- is the first authoritative treatment of Charles’ life that sheds light on the death of Diana, his marriage to Camilla, and his preparations to take the throne one day. PRINCE CHARLES brings to life the real man, with all of his ambitions, insecurities and convictions.

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

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

In PRUSSIAN BLUE, Philip Kerr brings our compromised former Berlin bull and unwilling SS officer Bernie Gunther --- now hiding out on the French Riviera --- face to face with an old and dangerous enemy. Cornered and with his cover blown, Gunther finds himself back in a cat-and-mouse game that, even a decade after Germany’s defeat, continues to shadow his life. Forced to make a run for it before the French sûreté arrest him for murder or the GDR’s Stasi succeed in killing him, Gunther heads for Berlin, hoping there are still a few old friends left who can help.

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Ecco | 9780062653956 | Published April 4, 2017

William Fawkes, a controversial detective known as The Wolf, has just been reinstated to his post after he was suspended for assaulting a vindicated suspect. 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 --- a corpse that becomes known as “The Ragdoll.” 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.

Taking My Life Back: My Story of Faith, Determination, and Surviving the Boston Marathon Bombing by Rebekah Gregory with Anthony Flacco - Christian, Christian Living, Memoir, Nonfiction

Revell | 9780800728212 | Published April 4, 2017

On April 15, 2013, Rebekah Gregory and her five-year-old son waited at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to support a friend who was running. When the blast of a homemade bomb packed with nails and screws went off three feet away, Rebekah's legs took the brunt of the explosion, protecting her son from certain death. Seventeen surgeries and 65 procedures later, she finally made the decision to have her left leg amputated. This stirring memoir tells the story of her remarkable recovery and explores the peace we experience when we learn to trust God with every part of our lives: the good, the bad and even the terrifying.

Tell Me How This Ends Well by David Samuel Levinson - Fiction

Hogarth | 9780451496881 | Published April 4, 2017

In 2022, American Jews face an increasingly unsafe and anti-Semitic landscape at home. Against this backdrop, the Jacobson family gathers for Passover in Los Angeles. But their immediate problems are more personal than political, with the three adult children in various states of crisis, the result, each claims, of a lifetime of mistreatment by their father, Julian. The siblings have begun to suspect that Julian is hastening their mother Roz's demise, and years of resentment boil over as they debate whether to go through with the real reason for their reunion: an ill-considered plot to end their father’s iron rule for good. That is, if they can put their bickering, grudges, festering relationships and distrust of one another aside long enough to act.