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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.

July 2017

Hardcover

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Hogarth | 9780451499059 | Published July 11, 2017

Frances is vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. At a local poetry performance one night, she and her best friend, Bobbi, catch the eye of Melissa, a well-known photographer. As the girls are gradually drawn into Melissa's world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman's sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband, Nick. However amusing and ironic Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy, and Frances’ friendship with Bobbi begins to fracture. Desperate to reconcile her inner life to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances' intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new: a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment.

Domina by L. S. Hilton - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399184826 | Published July 11, 2017

Since opening her own art gallery in Venice, Judith Rashleigh --- now Elisabeth Teerlinc --- can finally stop running. She’s got the paycheck, lifestyle and wardrobe she always dreamed of, not to mention the interest of a Russian billionaire. But when a chance encounter in Ibiza leads to a corpse that is, for once, not her own doing, she finds her life is back on the line --- and she’s more alone than ever. It seems Judith’s become involved with more than just one stolen painting, and there is someone else willing to kill for what’s theirs.

Down a Dark Road: A Kate Burkholder Novel by Linda Castillo - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250121288 | Published July 11, 2017

Two years ago, Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a “fallen” Amish man and a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped and is headed for Painters Mill. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder grew up with King. As a 13-year-old Amish girl, she had worshipped the ground he walked on. She never could have imagined the nightmare scenario that becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and takes his five children hostage at their Amish uncle’s farm. Armed and desperate, he has nothing left to lose. Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate makes contact with King only to find herself trapped with a killer. Or is he?

Final Girls by Riley Sager - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9781101985366 | Published July 11, 2017

Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to --- a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Now, Quincy is doing well --- maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. That is, until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy's doorstep. Blowing through Quincy's life like a whirlwind, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past. And when new details about Lisa's death come to light, Quincy's life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel Sam's truths from her lies and remember what really happened at Pine Cottage.

Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza - Fiction, Humor, Romance, Women's Fiction

Doubleday | 9780385541800 | Published July 11, 2017

When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin her best friend and business partner gives her an ultimatum: Lose thirty pounds or lose your job. Sure, Janey has gained some weight since her divorce, so Janey throws herself headlong into the world of the fitness revolution. At a juice shop she meets Jacob, a cute young guy who takes her dumpster-diving outside Whole Foods on their first date. At a shaman's tea ceremony she meets Hugh, a silver fox who holds her hand through an ayahuasca hallucination. As Janey eschews delicious carbs, pays thousands of dollars to charlatans, and is harassed by her very own fitness bracelet, she can't help but wonder: Did she really need to lose weight in the first place?

Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong - Fiction

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781250109163 | Published July 11, 2017

Freshly disengaged from her fiancé and feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, 30-year-old Ruth quits her job, leaves town and arrives at her parents’ home to find that situation more complicated than she'd realized. Her father, a prominent history professor, is losing his memory and is only erratically lucid. Ruth’s mother, meanwhile, is lucidly erratic. But as Ruth's father’s condition intensifies, the comedy in her situation takes hold, gently transforming all her grief.

Grace by Paul Lynch - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316316309 | Published July 11, 2017

Early one October morning, Grace's mother snatches her from sleep and brutally cuts off her hair, declaring, "You are the strong one now." With winter close at hand and Ireland already suffering, Grace is no longer safe at home. And so her mother outfits her in men's clothing and casts her out. When her younger brother Colly follows after her, the two set off on a remarkable odyssey in the looming shadow of their country's darkest hour. The broken land they pass through reveals untold suffering as well as unexpected beauty. To survive, Grace must become a boy, a bandit, a penitent and, finally, a woman --- all the while afflicted by inner voices that arise out of what she has seen and what she has lost.

Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave - Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781476789323 | Published July 11, 2017

Sunshine Mackenzie is living the dream. She’s a culinary star with millions of fans, a line of #1 bestselling cookbooks, and a devoted husband happy to support her every endeavor. And then she gets hacked. When Sunshine’s secrets are revealed, her fall from grace is catastrophic. She loses her husband, her show, her fans and her apartment. She’s forced to return to the childhood home --- and the estranged sister --- she’s tried hard to forget. But what Sunshine does amid the ashes of her own destruction may well save her life.

House of Spies by Daniel Silva - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062354341 | Published July 11, 2017

Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London’s West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread. The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team of operatives to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know that the true source of Martel’s enormous wealth is drugs. And Martel turns a blind eye to the fact that he is doing business with a man whose objective is the very destruction of the West. Together, under Gabriel’s skilled hand, they will become an unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on terror.

Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais - Fiction, Historical Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399575068 | Published July 11, 2017

Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a 10-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred…until the Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, alters the fault lines on which their society is built, and shatters their worlds when Robin’s parents are left dead and Beauty’s daughter goes missing.

I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella - Essays, Humor, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250059963 | Published July 11, 2017

The bestselling and “perennially hilarious” mother-daughter team is back with a new collection of stories from their real lives, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Join Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella as they regret drunk-shopping online, try smell-dating, and explore the freedom of a hiatus from men --- a Guyatus. They offer a fresh and funny take on the triumphs and facepalm moments of modern life, showing that when it comes to navigating the crazy world we live in, you are always your own best lifeguard.

Jane Austen at Home: A Biography by Lucy Worsley - Biography, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250131607 | Published July 11, 2017

Take a trip back to Jane Austen's world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodations, the houses --- both grand and small --- of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life. In places like Steventon Parsonage, Godmersham Park, Chawton House and a small rented house in Winchester, Worsley discovers a Jane Austen very different from the one who famously lived a "life without incident."

Moskva by Jack Grimwood - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250124777 | Published July 11, 2017

Alex Marston, the headstrong fifteen-year-old daughter of the British Ambassador, disappears. Army Intelligence Officer Tom Fox, posted to Moscow to keep him from telling the truth to a government committee, is asked to help find her. It’s a shot at redemption. But Russia is reluctant to give up the worst of her secrets. As Fox’s investigation sees him dragged deeper towards the dark heart of a Soviet establishment determined to protect its own, his fears for Alex’s safety grow with those of the girl’s father. And if Fox can’t find her soon, she looks likely to become the next victim of a sadistic killer whose story is bound tight to that of his country’s terrible past...

Reckless Years: A Diary of Love and Madness by Heather Chaplin - Love & Romance, Memoir, Nonfiction, Relationships

Simon & Schuster | 9781501134999 | Published July 11, 2017

Trapped in a dissatisfying marriage for nearly a decade, New York journalist Heather Chaplin finally summons the courage to leave. On her own, she finds herself intoxicatingly free, pursuing adventure, and juggling romance on two continents in multiple cities. She contemplates the meaning of life; she falls for a handsome Irishman. But as the adventures progress, Chaplin’s own reckless choices send her spiraling downward --- and toward a reckoning she’s avoided all her life. 

Refuge by Dina Nayeri - Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9781594487057 | Published July 11, 2017

An Iranian girl escapes to America as a child, but her father stays behind. Over 20 years, as she transforms from confused immigrant to overachieving Westerner to sophisticated European transplant, daughter and father know each other only from their visits. The longer they are apart, the more their lives diverge, but also the more each comes to need the other's wisdom and, ultimately, rescue. Meanwhile, refugees of all nationalities are flowing into Europe under troubling conditions. Wanting to help, but also looking for a lost sense of home, our grown-up transplant finds herself quickly entranced by a world that is at once everything she has missed and nothing that she has ever known.

Saving Charlotte: A Mother and the Power of Intuition by Pia de Jong - Memoir, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393609158 | Published July 11, 2017

On a still summer night in a seventeenth-century canal house in Amsterdam’s old quarter, Pia de Jong gives birth to a delicate, bright-eyed baby girl with a riddle on her back --- a pale blue spot that soon multiplies. In a bare, air-conditioned hospital room, a doctor reveals the devastating answer: it is a rare and deadly form of leukemia, often treated with chemotherapy, a cure nearly as dangerous to a newborn as the disease itself. Pia and her husband Robbert make an intuitive decision. They do not subject Charlotte to chemotherapy; they bring her home. They transform their canal house into a sanctuary where Charlotte can live surrounded by love and strength, where Pia can give her a chance to live. In return, Charlotte gives her mother the greatest gift of all: purpose.

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery - Fiction, Women's Fiction

HQN Books | 9780373802760 | Published July 11, 2017

Kelly Murphy's life as a tulip farmer is pretty routine, but everything changes one sun-washed summer with two dramatic homecomings: Griffith Burnett --- Tulpen Crossing's prodigal son, who has set his sights on Kelly --- and Olivia, her beautiful, wayward and unwelcome sister. Tempted by Griffith, annoyed by Olivia, Kelly is overwhelmed by the secrets that were so easy to keep when she was alone. But Olivia's return isn't as triumphant as she pretends, and she feels cut off from her past. She's determined to reclaim her man and her place in the family…whether her sister likes it or not. While Kelly and Olivia butt heads, their secrets tumble out in a big hot mess, revealing some truths that will change everything they thought they knew.

Shallow Grave: A Matt Sinclair Mystery by Brian Thiem - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683311430 | Published July 11, 2017

When the Oakland coroner’s office uncovers a body buried in a shallow grave in the outskirts of the city, homicide sergeant Matt Sinclair expects to find a drug dealer caught in the crosshairs of a turf war. Instead, the victim is identified as Phil Roberts, the commander of the police department’s intelligence unit and Sinclair’s former partner. Police brass want to pin the murder on a dead member of an outlaw motorcycle gang and they want the case closed quickly, but Sinclair and his current partner, Cathy Braddock, aren’t satisfied with that answer. As Sinclair delves into Roberts’s past, secrets from his work and personal life come to the surface. But Sinclair won’t stop until he finds the truth, even if it means sacrificing his former partner’s reputation and possibly his own career.

Ten Dead Comedians: A Murder Mystery by Fred Van Lente - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Quirk Books | 9781594749742 | Published July 11, 2017

Nine comedians of various acclaim are summoned to the island retreat of legendary Hollywood funnyman Dustin Walker. The group includes a former late-night TV host, a washed-up improv instructor, a ridiculously wealthy “blue collar” comic, and a past-her-prime Vegas icon. All nine arrive via boat to find that every building on the island is completely deserted. Marooned without cell phone service or wifi signals, they soon find themselves being murdered one by one. But who is doing the killing, and why?

The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson - Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062105714 | Published July 11, 2017

A one-night stand produces a baby boy for 38-year-old Leia Birch Briggs. But before she can break the news of her impending single-motherhood (including the fact that her baby is biracial) to her conventional, Southern family, her stepsister Rachel’s marriage implodes. Worse, she learns her beloved 90-year-old grandmother, Birchie, is losing her mind and has been hiding her dementia. Tucked in the attic of the family’s big Victorian is a dangerous secret with roots that reach all the way back to the Civil War. Its exposure threatens the family’s freedom and future, and it will change everything about how Leia sees herself and her sister, her son and his missing father, and the world she thinks she knows.

The Atlas of Forgotten Places by Jenny D. Williams - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250122933 | Published July 11, 2017

After a long career as an aid worker, Sabine Hardt has retreated to her native Germany for a quieter life. But when her American niece Lily disappears while volunteering in Uganda, Sabine must return to places and memories she once thought buried in order to find her. In Uganda, Rose Akulu --- haunted by a troubled past with the Lord’s Resistance Army and a family torn apart by war --- is distressed when her lover Ocen vanishes without a trace. Side by side, Sabine and Rose must unravel the tangled threads that tie Lily and Ocen’s lives together --- ultimately discovering that the truth of their loved ones’ disappearance is inescapably entwined to the secrets the two women carry.

The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives by Jesse Eisinger - Law, Nonfiction, True Crime

Simon & Schuster | 9781501121364 | Published July 11, 2017

Why were no bankers put in prison after the financial crisis of 2008? Why do CEOs seem to commit wrongdoing with impunity? The problem goes beyond banks deemed “Too Big to Fail” to almost every large corporation in America --- to pharmaceutical companies and auto manufacturers and beyond. THE CHICKENSHIT CLUB --- an inside reference to prosecutors too scared of failure and too daunted by legal impediments to do their jobs --- explains why. A character-driven narrative, the book tells the story from inside the Department of Justice. It spans the last decade and a half of prosecutorial fiascos, corporate lobbying, trial losses and culture shifts that have stripped the government of the will and ability to prosecute top corporate executives.

The Fifth Reflection: A Dot Meyerhoff Mystery by Ellen Kirschman - Fiction, Mystery

Oceanview Publishing | 9781608092505 | Published July 11, 2017

Police psychologist Dr. Dot Meyerhoff is pulled into the vortex of a terrible crime involving an eccentric photographer whose images of nude children make her a prime suspect in the disappearance of her own daughter. However, she is trapped between her allegiance to the principal investigator, a young officer whose dedication to work and obsession with finding the missing child is tearing his own family apart, her complicated connections to the photographer, and her unstable relationship with the police chief. As Dot's psychological expertise and determination contribute to solving the mystery, her involvement with the missing child's extended, dysfunctional family brings her face-to-face with painful psychological issues of her own.

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen by Hendrik Groen - Fiction, Humor

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455542178 | Published July 11, 2017

Hendrik Groen may be old, but he is far from dead and isn't planning to be buried any time soon. Granted, his daily strolls are getting shorter because his legs are no longer willing and he has to visit his doctor more than he'd like. But surely there is more to life at his age than weak tea and potted geraniums. Hendrik sets out to write an exposé: a year in the life of his care home in Amsterdam, revealing all its ups and downs. And when Eefje moves in --- the woman Hendrik has always longed for --- he polishes his shoes (and his teeth), grooms what's left of his hair, and attempts to make something of the life he has left.

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Scribner | 9781501170317 | Published July 11, 2017

Agatha is pregnant and works part-time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. When Agatha learns from Meghan’s popular parenting blog that Meghan is pregnant again, and that their due dates fall within the same month, she finally musters up the courage to speak to her. Little does Meghan know that the mundane exchange she has with a grocery store employee during a hurried afternoon shopping trip is about to change the course of her not-so-perfect life forever.