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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.

September 2017

Hardcover

Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime by Ben Blum - Crime, Nonfiction, Suspense, True Crime

Doubleday | 9780385538435 | Published September 12, 2017

Alex Blum was a good kid, a popular high school hockey star from a tight-knit Colorado family. He had one goal in life: endure a brutally difficult selection program, become a U.S. Army Ranger, and fight terrorists for his country. He poured everything into achieving his dream. In the first hours of his final leave before deployment to Iraq, Alex was supposed to fly home to see his family and beloved girlfriend. Instead, he got into his car with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma, and committed armed robbery...At first, Alex insisted he thought the robbery was just another exercise in the famously daunting Ranger program. His attorney presented a case based on the theory that the Ranger indoctrination mirrored that of a cult.

Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet: A Jesse Stone Novel by Reed Farrel Coleman - Fiction, Mystery

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399171444 | Published September 12, 2017

Jesse Stone, still reeling from the murder of his fiancée by crazed assassin Mr. Peepers, must keep his emotions in check long enough to get through the wedding day of his loyal protégé, Suitcase Simpson. The morning of the wedding, Jesse learns that a gala 75th birthday party is to be held for folk singer Terry Jester. Jester has spent the last 40 years in seclusion after the mysterious disappearance of the master recording tape of his magnum opus, The Hangman's Sonnet. That same morning, an elderly Paradise woman dies while her house is being ransacked. What are the thieves looking for? And what's the connection to Terry Jester and the mysterious missing tape?

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack - Fiction

Soho Press | 9781616958534 | Published September 12, 2017

It is All Souls Day, and the spirit of Marcus Conway sits at his kitchen table and remembers. Conway recalls his life in rural Ireland. His ruminations move from childhood memories of his father’s deftness with machines to his own work as a civil engineer, from transformations in the local economy to the tidal wave of global financial collapse. Conway’s thoughts go still further, outward to the vast systems of time and history that hold us all. He stares down through the “vortex of his being,” surveying all the linked circumstances that combined to bring him into this single moment, and he makes us feel --- if only for an instant --- all the terror and gratitude that existence inspires.

The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life by Lauren Markham - Nonfiction, Social Sciences

Crown | 9781101906187 | Published September 12, 2017

Growing up in rural El Salvador, Ernesto Flores had always had a fascination with the United States, while his identical twin, Raul, never felt that northbound tug. But when Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of the region's brutal gangs he is forced to flee the country, and Raul, because he looks just like his brother, follows close behind. Lauren Markham follows the Flores twins as they make their journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, into the hands of immigration authorities, and to their estranged older brother's custody in Oakland, CA. Soon these unaccompanied minors are navigating a new school in a new language, working to pay down their mounting coyote debt, and facing their day in immigration court, while encountering the triumphs and pitfalls of life as American teenagers. 

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander Novel by David Lagercrantz - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Knopf | 9780451494320 | Published September 12, 2017

Lisbeth Salander has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally, fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking, investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her --- not the Islamists she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the prison gang leader who passes a death sentence on her; not the deadly reach of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment known only as The Registry.

The Romanov Ransom: A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell - Adventure, Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399575549 | Published September 12, 2017

In 1918, a ransom of enormous size was paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, but, as history knows, the Romanovs died anyway. During World War II, the Nazis stole the ransom from the Russians, and after that --- it vanished. Until now. When a modern-day kidnapping captures the attention of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, the couple soon learn that these long-lost riches may be back in play, held in trust by the descendants of a Nazi guerrilla faction called the Werewolves. It is their mission to establish the Fourth Reich. As the Fargos follow the trail across Europe, Northern Africa, and South America, they know only one thing. This quest is their chance to make someone answer for unspeakable crimes, and to prevent them from happening again.

The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Ecco | 9780062422088 | Published September 12, 2017

In a house full of secrets, two babies --- one light-skinned, the other dark --- are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper’s daughter. Accused of her rape, field hand Genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behind a truck down the Twelve-Mile Straight. In the aftermath, the farm’s inhabitants are forced to contend with their complicity in a series of events that left a man dead and a family irrevocably fractured. Elma begins to raise her babies as best as she can, under the roof of her mercurial father, Juke, and with the help of Nan, the young black housekeeper who is as close to Elma as a sister. But soon it becomes clear that the ties that bind all of them together are more intricate than any could have ever imagined.

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb - Fiction, Historical Fiction, History

Atria Books | 9781476772875 | Published September 12, 2017

Lakin, West Virginia, 1930. Following a suicide attempt and consigned to a segregated insane asylum, attorney James P. D. Gardner finds himself under the care of Dr. James Boozer. Fresh out of medical school, Dr. Boozer is eager to try the new talking cure for insanity. Gardner's most memorable case was the one in which he helped to defend a white man on trial for the murder of his young bride. Greenbrier, West Virginia, 1897. Despite her mother’s misgivings, Zona Heaster marries Erasmus Trout Shue. After weeks of silence from the newlyweds, riders come to the Heasters’ place to tell them that Zona has died from a fall. Mary Jane, determined to get justice for her daughte, informs the county prosecutor that Zona’s ghost appeared to her, saying that she had been murdered. An autopsy, confirms her claim.

The Vengeance of Mothers: The Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill by Jim Fergus - Fiction, Historical Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250093424 | Published September 12, 2017

In 1873, Margaret Kelly participated in the U.S. government's "Brides for Indians" program, the conceit of which was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for One Thousand White Women to be given as brides in exchange for 300 horses. These "brides" were mostly fallen women --- women in prison, prostitutes, the occasional adventurer, or those incarcerated in asylums. No one expected this program to work. And the brides themselves thought of it simply as a chance at freedom. But many of them fell in love with their Cheyenne spouses and had children with them...and became Cheyenne themselves.

Unstoppable: My Life So Far by Maria Sharapova - Autobiography, Nonfiction

Sarah Crichton Books | 9780374279790 | Published September 12, 2017

In the middle of the night, a father and his daughter step off a Greyhound bus in Florida and head straight to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. They ring the bell, though no one is expecting them and they don’t speak English. The two have arrived from Russia with only seven-hundred dollars and the conviction that this six-year-old will be the next tennis star. Amazingly, they are right. Young Maria Sharapova went on to win Wimbledon at just seventeen years old, in an astonishing upset against reigning champion Serena Williams --- the match that kicked off their legendary rivalry and placed Sharapova on the international stage. At eighteen, she reached the number-one WTA ranking for the first time, and has held that ranking many times since. 

We Were Strangers Once by Betsy Carter - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455571437 | Published September 12, 2017

On the eve of World War II, Egon Schneider --- a gallant and successful Jewish doctor, son of two world-famous naturalists --- escapes Germany to an uncertain future across the sea. Settling into the unfamiliar rhythms of upper Manhattan, he finds solace among a tight-knit group of fellow immigrants, tenacious men and women drawn together as much by their differences as by their memories of the world they left behind. They each suffer degradations and triumphs large and small, but their spirits remain unbroken. And when their little community is faced with an existential threat, these strangers rise up together in hopes of creating a permanent home.

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton - Memoir, Nonfiction, Politics

Simon & Schuster | 9781501175565 | Published September 12, 2017

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. In these pages, she describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward.

Haunted: A Detective Michael Bennett Thriller by James Patterson and James O. Born - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316273978 | Published September 18, 2017

Detective Michael Bennett and his family, reeling from a crisis that would destroy lesser families, the Bennetts escape New York for a vacation. An idyllic country town in the Maine woods is haunted by an epidemic. When local cops uncover a grisly crime scene buried deep in the woods, they consult the vacationing Bennett. But no one will talk to the big-city detective, and the bodies keep piling up. A young, hardscrabble, and forgotten girl, homeless and destitute, she represents the closest thing Bennett has to a partner.

Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory by Michael Korda - History, Nonfiction

Liveright | 9781631491320 | Published September 19, 2017

For indeed, May 1940 was a month like no other. The superior German war machine blazed into France, as the Maginot Line, supposedly "as firmly fixed in place as the Pyramids," crumbled in days. With the fall of Holland and Belgium, the imminent fall of Paris, the British Army stranded at Dunkirk, and Neville Chamberlain’s government in political freefall, Winston Churchill became prime minister on May 10, 1941. Britain was suddenly the only nation with the courage and the resolve to defy Hitler. Against this vast historical canvas, Korda relates what happened and why. We first meet him at the age of six, surrounded by his glamorous movie family. No one could have ever imagined that the most unlikely flotilla of destroyers would rescue over 300,000 men off the beach at Dunkirk and home to England.

An Echo of Murder: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Ballantine Books | 9780425285015 | Published September 19, 2017

In the course of his tenure with the Thames River Police, Commander Monk has yet to see a more gruesome crime scene. Monk turns to London’s Hungarian community in search of clues but finds his inquiries stymied by its citizens and a language he doesn’t speak. Only with the help of a local pharmacist acting as translator can Monk hope to penetrate this tightly knit enclave. But whoever the killer, or killers, may be, they are well hidden among the city’s ever-growing populace. With the assistance of his wife, Monk must combat distrust, hostility, and threats from the very people he seeks to protect. Monk must be even more relentless than the mysterious killer, or the echoes of malice and murder will resound through London’s streets like a clarion of doom.

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz - Fiction, Science Fiction

Tor Books | 9780765392077 | Published September 19, 2017

Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can’t otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane. Hot on her trail, an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his robotic partner, Paladin. As they race to stop information about the sinister origins of Jack’s drug from getting out, they begin to form an uncommonly close bond that neither of them fully understand.

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Graydon House | 9781525811401 | Published September 19, 2017

Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he's promised today will be the best day ever. But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?

Book of Judas by Linda Stasi - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Forge Books | 9780765378750 | Published September 19, 2017

When her infant son is placed in mortal danger, New York City reporter Alessandra Russo is forced to save him by tracking down the missing pages of the Gospel of Judas, a heretical manuscript that was unearthed in Al-Minya, Egypt, in the 1970s. The manuscript declares that Judas was the beloved, not the betrayer, of Jesus. The Gospel disappeared for decades before being rediscovered, rotted beyond repair, in a safety deposit box. Rumors insist that the most important pages had been stolen --- pages that Alessandra now must find, if they even exist. Alessandra plunges into a dark world of murder, conspiracy and sexual depravity...and most importantly, a race against the clock to save her own child.

Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller - Fiction, Historical Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062685346 | Published September 19, 2017

In the frigid days of February, 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the Big Woods of Wisconsin, for a new life in Kansas Indian Territory. Packing what they can in their wagon, Caroline, her husband Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, head west to settle in a land of promise and peril. The pioneer life is a hard one, especially for a pregnant woman with no friends or kin. The burden of work must be shouldered alone. But Caroline’s new world is also full of joys. In adapting to this new place, Caroline must draw on wells of strength she does not know she possesses.

Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062388322 | Published September 19, 2017

Pushed to the breaking point, Cara Burrows flees her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied --- by a man and a teenage girl. A simple mistake at the front desk...but soon Cara realizes that the girl she saw in the hotel room is the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving natural life sentences for her murder. Cara doesn't know what to trust --- everything she's read and heard about the case, or her own eyes.

Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard - History, Nonfiction

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781627790642 | Published September 19, 2017

Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain’s King George III, KILLING ENGLAND chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. What started as protest and unrest in the colonies soon escalated to a world war with devastating casualties. O’Reilly and Dugard recreate the war’s landmark battles, including Bunker Hill, Long Island, Saratoga, and Yorktown, revealing the savagery of hand-to-hand combat and the often brutal conditions under which these brave American soldiers lived and fought. Also here is the reckless treachery of Benedict Arnold and the daring guerilla tactics of the “Swamp Fox” Frances Marion.

One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps by Andrea Pitzer - History, Nonfiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316303590 | Published September 19, 2017

For over 100 years, at least one concentration camp has existed somewhere on Earth. First used as battlefield strategy, camps have evolved with each passing decade, in the scope of their effects and the savage practicality with which governments have employed them. Even in the 21st century, as we continue to reckon with the magnitude and horror of the Holocaust, history tells us we have broken our own solemn promise of "never again." In this harrowing work based on archival records and interviews during travel to four continents, Andrea Pitzer reveals for the first time the chronological and geopolitical history of concentration camps.

The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall - Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780399182211 | Published September 19, 2017

The Woodburys cherish life in the affluent, bucolic suburb of Avalon Hills, Connecticut. George is a beloved science teacher at the local prep school, a hero who once thwarted a gunman, and his wife, Joan, is a hardworking ER nurse. Then one night George is charged with sexual misconduct with students from his daughter’s school. As he sits in prison awaiting trial and claiming innocence, Joan vaults between denial and rage as friends and neighbors turn cold. Their daughter, seventeen-year-old Sadie, is a popular high school senior who becomes a social outcast. Her brother, Andrew, a lawyer in New York, returns home to support the family, only to confront unhappy memories from his past. A writer tries to exploit their story, while an unlikely men’s rights activist group attempts to recruit Sadie for their cause.

The Book of Separation: A Memoir by Tova Mirvis - Memoir, Nonfiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544520523 | Published September 19, 2017

Born and raised in a tight-knit Orthodox Jewish family, Tova Mirvis committed herself to observing the rules and rituals prescribed by this way of life. She married a man from within the fold and quickly began a family. But over the years, her doubts became noisier than her faith, and at age forty she could no longer breathe in what had become a suffocating existence. Tova decides to leave her husband and her faith. After years of trying to silence the voice inside her that said she did not agree, did not fit in, did not believe, she strikes out on her own to discover what she does believe and who she really is. This will mean forging a new way of life not just for herself, but for her children, who are struggling with what the divorce and her new status as “not Orthodox” mean for them.   

The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Simon & Schuster | 9781501101724 | Published September 19, 2017

Daniel Graham MacCormick is living in Key West, the proud owner of a 42-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. But truth be told, his finances are more than a little shaky. Carlos, a hotshot Miami lawyer heavily involved with anti-Castro groups, wants to hire Mac and The Maine for a 10-day fishing tournament to Cuba. After meeting Carlos’ clients --- a beautiful Cuban-American woman named Sara Ortega, and a mysterious older Cuban exile, Eduardo Valazquez --- Mac learns there is 60 million American dollars hidden in Cuba by Sara’s grandfather when he fled Castro’s revolution. With the “Cuban Thaw” underway between Havana and Washington, Carlos, Eduardo and Sara know it’s only a matter of time before someone finds the stash --- by accident or on purpose.