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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.

May 2017


Enemy of the Good by Matthew Palmer - Espionage, Fiction, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399175022 | Published May 23, 2017

Katarina “Kate” Hollister is a second-generation Foreign Service officer, recently assigned to Kyrgyzstan. Kate is a Foreign Service brat who attended high school in the region; her uncle is the U.S. ambassador to the country, and he pulled a few strings to get her assigned to his mission. U.S.–Kyrgyz relations are at a critical juncture. The negotiations are controversial in the United States because of the Kyrgyz regime’s abysmal human-rights record.  Kate’s uncle assigns her to infiltrate an underground democracy movement that has been sabotaging Kyrgyz security services and regime supporters. But it soon becomes clear that nothing about Kate’s mission is as it seems...and that she might need to lay her life on the line for what she knows is right.

Isadora by Amelia Gray - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374279981 | Published May 23, 2017

In 1913, the restless world sat on the brink of unimaginable suffering. But for one woman, the darkness of a new era had already made itself at home. Isadora Duncan would come to be known as the mother of modern dance, but in the spring of 1913 she was a grieving mother, after a freak accident in Paris resulted in the drowning death of her two young children. The accident cracked Isadora’s life in two: on one side, the brilliant young talent who captivated audiences the world over; on the other, a heartbroken mother spinning dangerously on the edge of sanity.

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan - Fiction, Humor

Doubleday | 9780385542234 | Published May 23, 2017

When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside --- but he's not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch’s massive fortune. As her relatives fight over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by her ex-husband --- a man hell bent on destroying Astrid’s reputation and relationship. Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to China’s second richest man, billionaire Jack Bing, still feels second best next to her new step-daughter, famous fashionista Colette Bing.

Shadow Man by Alan Drew - Fiction, Police Procedural, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Random House | 9781400067800 | Published May 23, 2017

Detective Ben Wade has returned to his hometown of Rancho Santa Elena in search of a quieter life and to try to save his marriage. Suddenly the community, with its peaceful streets and excellent public schools, finds itself at the mercy of a serial killer who slips through windows and screen doors at night. As Ben and forensic specialist Natasha Betencourt struggle to stay one step ahead of the killer --- and deal with painful episodes in the past --- Ben’s own world is rocked again by violence. He must decide how far he is willing to go, and Natasha how much she is willing to risk, to protect their friendship and themselves to rescue the town from a psychotic murderer and a long-buried secret.

The Frozen Hours: A Novel of the Korean War by Jeff Shaara - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780345549228 | Published May 23, 2017

June 1950. The North Korean army invades South Korea, intent on uniting the country under Communist rule. In response, the United States mobilizes a force to defend the overmatched South Korean troops, and together they drive the North Koreans back to their border with China. But several hundred thousand Chinese troops have entered Korea, laying massive traps for the Allies. In November 1950, the Chinese spring those traps. Allied forces, already battling stunningly cold weather, find themselves caught completely off guard as the Chinese advance around the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. A force that once stood on the precipice of victory now finds itself on the brink of annihilation.

The Heirs by Susan Rieger - Family, Family Life, Fiction

Crown | 9781101904718 | Published May 23, 2017

Six months after Rupert Falkes dies, leaving a grieving widow and five adult sons, an unknown woman sues his estate, claiming she had two sons by him. The Falkes brothers are pitched into turmoil, at once missing their father and feeling betrayed by him. Eleanor and Rupert had made an admirable life together and they were proud of their handsome, talented sons. The brothers see their identity and success as inextricably tied to family loyalty --- a loyalty they always believed their father shared. Struggling to reclaim their identity, the brothers find Eleanor’s sympathy toward the woman and her sons confounding. The brothers begin to question whether they knew either of their parents at all.

The Long Drop by Denise Mina - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316380577 | Published May 23, 2017

In 1950's Glasgow, a household of women were found slaughtered in their beds. The father, William Watt, had a cast iron alibi but police were convinced he was guilty. Determined to clear his name, Watt let it be known that he would pay for information. Step forward career criminal Peter Manuel, with compelling details only the murderer could know. They spent twelve hours together, driving and drinking in Glasgow pubs and clubs. The next time they met was in the High Court where Peter Manuel was defending himself against the murder charges. He called Watt as a witness and quizzed him about their long, shady night together. 

The Only Child by Andrew Pyper - Fiction, Gothic, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Simon & Schuster | 9781476755212 | Published May 23, 2017

As a forensic psychiatrist at New York’s leading institution of its kind, Dr. Lily Dominick has evaluated the mental states of some of the country’s most dangerous psychotics. But the strangely compelling client she interviewed today --- a man with no name, accused of the most twisted crime --- struck her as somehow different from the others, despite the two impossible claims he made. First, that he is more than two hundred years old and personally inspired Mary Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Bram Stoker in creating the three novels of the nineteenth century that define the monstrous in the modern imagination. Second, that he’s Lily’s father. To discover the truth Dr. Dominick must embark on a journey that will threaten her career, her sanity, and ultimately her life.

A Hiss Before Dying: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown - Animals , Fiction, Mystery

Bantam | 9780553392494 | Published May 30, 2017

Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen cleans her cupboards and the clamorous barking of beagles signals the annual rabbit chase through the central Virginia hills. But the last thing the local beaglers and their hounds expect to flush out is a dead body. Disturbingly, it’s the second corpse to turn up, after that of a missing truck driver too disfigured to identify. The deaths seem unrelated --- until Harry picks up a trail of clues dating back to the state’s post-Revolutionary past. Next time, it may be the killer who gets lucky. But not if Harry’s furry friends Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker can help it. Lending their sharp-nosed talents to the hunt, they’ll help their mistress keep more lives from being lost --- and right an injustice buried since the early days of America’s independence.

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken - Memoir, Nonfiction

Twelve | 9781455540419 | Published May 30, 2017

AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it. It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast.

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250123077 | Published May 30, 2017

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business that is kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine’s aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don’t talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she’s dead. So when Alice suddenly reappears, the Longbows are shocked. The twisted story she has to tell about the past --- and the threat that follows in her wake --- will test the bonds of this strong family, and thrust Bodine into a darkness she never could have imagined.

Edge of Truth by Brynn Kelly - Fiction, Romance

HQN Books | 9780373799480 | Published May 30, 2017

As journalist Tess Newell is being held hostage by the terrorist group she’s investigating, her salvation and temptation arrives in the form of another prisoner, Flynn --- a French foreign legionnaire with a sinful smile and too many secrets to be anything but dangerous. She knows he’s her only hope of surviving. When a mission goes south and Flynn is captured, it’s not the enemy that worries him, but the brazen, alluring reporter whose prying questions threaten to bring down his world --- and the walls he’s built around his heart. After a daring escape, Flynn must risk it all and go on the run with Tess to retrieve the evidence she needs.
Extraordinary Adventures by Daniel Wallace - Fiction, Humor

St. Martin's Press | 9781250118455 | Published May 30, 2017

Edsel Bronfman works as a junior executive shipping clerk for an importer of Korean flatware. He lives in a seedy neighborhood and spends his free time with his spirited mother. Things happen to other people, and Bronfman knows it. Until, that is, he gets a call from operator 61217 telling him that he’s won a free weekend at a beachfront condo in Destin, Florida. But there’s a catch: the offer is intended for a couple, and Bronfman has only seventy-nine days to find someone to take with him. The phone call jolts Bronfman into motion, initiating a series of truly extraordinary adventures as he sets out to find a companion for his weekend getaway. Open at last to the possibilities of life, Bronfman now believes that anything can happen. And it does.

Nighthawk by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399184017 | Published May 30, 2017

When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem. They know what others don’t --- that the X-37 is carrying a dangerous secret, a payload of exotic matter, extracted from the upper reaches of the atmosphere and stored at a temperature near absolute zero. As long as it remains frozen, the cargo is inert, but if it thaws, it will unleash a catastrophe of nearly unthinkable proportions. 

The Reminders by Val Emmich - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316316996 | Published May 30, 2017

Grief-stricken over his partner's death, Gavin Winters sets fire to every physical reminder in the couple's home. Now Gavin is fleeing the hysteria of Los Angeles for New Jersey, hoping to find peace with the family of an old friend. Instead, he finds Joan. Joan, the family's ten-year-old daughter, was born with the rare ability to recall every day of her life in cinematic detail. Joan has never met Gavin until now, but she did know his partner, Sydney, and waiting inside her uncanny mind are a half dozen startlingly vivid memories to prove it. Iin return for sharing all her memories of Sydney, Gavin will help Joan win a local songwriting contest she's convinced could make her unforgettable. The unlikely duo set off on their quest until Joan reveals unexpected details about Sydney's final months.

The White Road by Sarah Lotz - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316396608 | Published May 30, 2017

Desperate to attract subscribers to his fledgling website, ex-adrenalin junkie and slacker Simon Newman hires someone to guide him through the notorious Cwm Pot caves, so that he can film the journey and put it on the internet. After a brutal struggle for survival, Simon barely escapes with his life, but the gruesome footage he managed to collect down in the earth's bowels goes viral. Ignoring the warning signs of mental trauma, and eager to capitalize on his new internet fame, Simon latches onto another escapade --- a trip to Everest. But up above 8000 feet, in the infamous Death Zone, he'll need more than his dubious morals and wits to guide him, especially when he uncovers the truth behind a decade-old tragedy --- a truth that means he might not be coming back alive.

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris - Essays, Humor, Nonfiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316154727 | Published May 30, 2017

It's no coincidence that the world's best writers tend to keep diaries. If you faithfully record your life in a journal, you're writing every day--and if you write every day, you become a better writer. David Sedaris has kept a diary for forty years. This means that if you've kept a diary for a year of your life or less, Sedaris is at least forty times better at writing than you are. Now, for the first time, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world in THEFT BY FINDING: Diaries 1977-2002. This is the first-person account of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet. 

Touch by Courtney Maum - Fiction, Satire

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735212121 | Published May 30, 2017

Sloane Jacobsen is one of the world's most powerful trend forecasters, and companies pay to hear her opinions about the future. Her recent forecasts on the family are unwavering: having children is an extravagant indulgence. So it’s no surprise when the tech giant Mammoth hires Sloane to lead their groundbreaking annual conference, celebrating the voluntarily childless. But Sloane begins to sense the undeniable signs of a movement against electronics that will see people embracing compassion, empathy, and “in-personism” again. Despite the risks to her professional reputation, Sloane is nevertheless convinced that her instincts are the right ones, and goes on a quest to defend real life human interaction.

Trophy Son by Douglas Brunt - Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250114808 | Published May 30, 2017

TROPHY SON tells the story of tennis prodigy Anton Stratis, from an isolated childhood of grueling practice under the eye of his obsessed father, to his dramatic rise through the intensely competitive world of professional tennis. Written with an insider knowledge of the tennis circuit, the novel explores a young man striving to find balance in his life, navigating moral compromises, performance-enhancing drugs, and the elusive lure of wealth and celebrity. From Wimbledon and the U.S. Open to the off-court life of elite players, Anton finds exhilarating highs and desolate lows as he searches for an identity apart from his achievements.

White Fur by Jardine Libaire - Fiction

Hogarth | 9780451497925 | Published May 30, 2017

When Elise Perez meets Jamey Hyde on a desolate winter afternoon, fate implodes, and neither of their lives will ever be the same. Although they are next-door neighbors in New Haven, they come from different worlds. Elise grew up in a housing project without a father and didn’t graduate from high school; Jamey is a junior at Yale, heir to a private investment bank fortune and beholden to high family expectations. The unlikely couple moves to Manhattan in hopes of forging an adult life together, but Jamey’s family intervenes in desperation, and the consequences of staying together are suddenly severe. And when a night out with old friends takes a shocking turn, Jamey and Elise find themselves fighting not just for their love, but also for their lives.

You Will Pay by Lisa Jackson - Crime, Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Kensington | 9781617734663 | Published May 30, 2017

It starts as a prank --- a way to blow off steam after a long summer at Camp Horseshoe. Jo-Beth Chancellor suggests they scare Monica O’Neal a little…or a lot. Monica has it coming, and no one will really get hurt. Twenty years later, Lucas Dalton, a senior detective with the sheriff’s department, is investigating the discovery of human remains in a cavern at what used to be Camp Horseshoe. His father, a preacher, ran the camp, and Lucas worked there that infamous summer when two girls went missing. Seven former female counselors are coming back to the small Oregon town. Each one knows something about that terrible night. Each promised not to tell. First come texts containing a personal memento and a simple, terrifying message: YOU WILL PAY. Then, the murders begin.


Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Lake Union Publishing | 9781503943377 | Published May 1, 2017

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. But when his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier --- a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of 18 to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers. Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.

Resurrection Mall: A Penns River Crime Novel by Dana King - Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural

Down & Out Books | 9781943402656 | Published May 1, 2017

As if things aren’t bad enough in Penns River, development and funding of a new religious-themed mall grinds to a halt when heavily armed assassins cut down five leaders of the town’s fledgling drug trade while eating lunch in the food court. The television minister behind the mall has associates not normally associated with a ministry, outside drug gangs may be muscling into town, and the local mob boss could have an angle of his own. The cops have this and all the usual local activity to contend with in a story that extends beyond the borders of Penns River.

18 Holes with Bing: Golf, Life, and Lessons from Dad by Nathaniel Crosby and John Strege - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Dey Street Books | 9780062414298 | Published May 2, 2017

Former professional golfer Nathaniel Crosby introduces us to the Bing Crosby he and his family knew --- not the beloved singer who played golf, but a golfer who sang to pay his country club dues. Nathaniel shares exclusive stories about this American icon golfing, working and playing with some of the most famous people in history. At the book’s heart is an intimate account of a father and a son --- how a mutual love of golf formed an exceptional emotional bond.

A Filthy Business by William Lashner - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781477817858 | Published May 2, 2017

A lifetime ago, brutally efficient fixer Phil Kubiak coldly cleaned up the messes of shady clients from Miami to Las Vegas by any means necessary --- short of murder. Now he’s one eye and one working leg short of the man he used to be, scarred beyond recognition, and with the feds and criminal organizations in hot pursuit. Throwing back sour beer in a dingy bar, Phil recounts the long story of his bitter life to the only person left to listen….Across the splintery table, a journalist in pursuit of a career-making interview has driven into the bowels of the desert, seeking not only an award-winning profile but also something more…something darker. Will what she sees in Phil’s empty gaze spur her toward forgiveness --- or vengeance?