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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

Paperback

Burning Bright: A Peter Ash Novel by Nick Petrie - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735215375 | Published May 2, 2017

While on a trip to the towering redwoods of northern California, war veteran Peter Ash meets investigative journalist June Cassidy, who just days ago escaped a kidnapping by the men who are still on her trail. She suspects they’re after something belonging to her mother, a prominent software designer who recently died in an accident. June needs time to figure out what’s going on, and help from someone with Peter’s particular set of skills. Only one step ahead of their pursuers, Peter and June must race to unravel this peculiar mystery. What they find leads them to an eccentric recluse, a shadowy pseudo-military organization, and an extraordinary tool that may change the modern world forever.

Charcoal Joe: An Easy Rawlins Mystery by Walter Mosley - Fiction, Mystery

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard | 9780804172103 | Published May 2, 2017

Easy Rawlins has started a new detective agency with two trusted partners and has a diamond ring in his pocket for his longtime girlfriend, Bonnie Shay. His life finally seems to be heading towards something that looks like normalcy, but, inevitably, a case gets in the way. Easy's friend Mouse calls in a favor --- he wants Easy to meet with Rufus Tyler, an aging convict whom everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe's friend's son, Seymour, has been charged with the murder of two white men. Joe is convinced the young man is innocent and wants Easy to prove it no matter what the cost. But seeing as how Seymour was found standing over the dead bodies, and considering the racially charged nature of the crime, that will surely prove to be a tall order.

Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Berkley | 9780451472977 | Published May 2, 2017

In CHILDREN OF EARTH AND SKY, Guy Gavriel Kay evokes a world inspired by the conflicts and dramas of Renaissance Europe. Against this tumultuous backdrop, the lives of men and women unfold on the borderlands --- where empires and faiths collide. A woman with dreams of vengeance, a wealthy merchant’s son, a young artist, a spy posing as a doctor’s wife, and a boy seeking to rise in the ranks of the army. As their lives entwine, their fates --- and those of many others --- will hang in the balance, when a khalif from the east sends out his massive army to take the great fortress that is the gateway to the western world.

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett - Fiction

Harper Perennial | 9780062491831 | Published May 2, 2017

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly --- thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, COMMONWEALTH explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Broadway Books | 9781101904244 | Published May 2, 2017

“Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. He awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined --- one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

Falling by Jane Green - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Berkley | 9780399583308 | Published May 2, 2017

When Emma Montague left the strict confines of upper-crust British life for New York, she felt sure it would make her happy. But the cutthroat world of finance and relentless pursuit of more began to take its toll. On the move again, Emma settles in the picturesque waterfront town of Westport, Connecticut, where she decides to remake the dilapidated cottage she rents from Dominic, a local handyman who lives next door with his six-year-old son. They become friends, and slowly much more, as Emma finds herself feeling at home in a way she never has before. But just as they start to imagine a life together as a family, fate intervenes in the most shocking of ways.

Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin - History, Nonfiction

Gallery Books | 9781476794143 | Published May 2, 2017

After an extraordinary career as a Special Agent on the White House Detail, Clint Hill retired in 1975. His career spanned the administrations of Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford. A witness to some of the most pivotal moments in the 20th century, Hill lets you walk in his shoes alongside the most powerful men in the world during tumultuous times in America’s history --- the Cold War; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy; the Vietnam War; Watergate; and the resignations of Vice President Spiro Agnew and President Nixon.

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead - Young Adult 10+, Youth Fiction

Yearling | 9780307980861 | Published May 2, 2017

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Vintage | 9781101971062 | Published May 2, 2017

Ghana, 18th century: Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the notorious Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and shipped off to America to be sold into slavery. HOMEGOING follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the slave traders of the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the Asantes’ struggle against British colonialism to the first stirrings of the American Civil War, from the jazz of 20th-century Harlem to the sparkling shores of modern Ghana.

I'm Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies: Inside the Game We All Love by Tim Kurkjian - Nonfiction, Sports

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250129895 | Published May 2, 2017

In the aftermath of the Steroid Era that stained the game of baseball, at a time when so many players are so rich and therefore have a sense of entitlement that they haven't earned, ESPN baseball commentator Tim Kurkjian shows readers how to love the game more than ever, with incredible insight and stories that are hilarious, heartbreaking and revealing. From what Pete Rose was doing in the batting cage a few minutes after getting out of prison, to why everyone strikes out these days and why no one seems to care, I’M FASCINATED BY SACRIFICE FLIES will surprise even longtime baseball fans.

In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi - Memoir, Nonfiction

Picador | 9781250132697 | Published May 2, 2017

When feminist writer Susan Faludi learned that her 76-year-old father --- long estranged and living in Hungary --- had undergone sex reassignment surgery, the revelation would launch her on an extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga. How was this new parent who identified as “a complete woman now” connected to the silent, explosive and ultimately violent father she had known, the photographer who had built his career on the alteration of images? Faludi chases that mystery into the recesses of her suburban childhood and her father’s many previous incarnations.

Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen by Alison Weir - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9781101966501 | Published May 2, 2017

The youngest daughter of the powerful monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, Catalina is a coveted prize for a royal marriage. Arthur, Prince of Wales and heir to the English throne, has won her hand. But tragedy strikes, and Catalina, now Princess Katherine, is betrothed to the future Henry VIII. She must wait for his coming-of-age, an ordeal that tests her resolve, casts doubt on her trusted confidantes, and turns her into a virtual prisoner. Katherine’s patience is rewarded when she becomes Queen of England. The affection between Katherine and Henry is genuine, but forces beyond her control threaten to rend her marriage, and indeed the nation, apart.

Kick: The True Story of JFK's Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth by Paula Byrne - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Harper Perennial | 9780062296283 | Published May 2, 2017

Encouraged to be “winners” from a young age, Rose and Joe Kennedy’s children were the embodiment of ambitious, wholesome Americanism. Yet even within this ebullient group of overachievers, the fourth Kennedy child, the irrepressible Kathleen, stood out. Lively, charismatic, extremely clever, and blessed with graceful athleticism and a sunny disposition, the alluring socialite fondly known as Kick was a firecracker who effortlessly made friends and stole hearts. Paula Byrne recounts this remarkable young woman’s life in detail as never before.

Lady Cop Makes Trouble: A Kopp Sisters Novel by Amy Stewart - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Mariner Books | 9780544947139 | Published May 2, 2017

After besting (and arresting) a ruthless silk factory owner and his gang of thugs in GIRL WAITS WITH GUN, Constance Kopp became one of the nation’s first deputy sheriffs. But when the wiles of a German-speaking con man threaten her position and her hopes for this new life, and endanger the honorable Sheriff Heath, Constance may not be able to make things right. LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE sets Constance loose on the streets of New York City and New Jersey --- tracking down victims, trailing leads, and making friends with female reporters and lawyers at a hotel for women. Cheering her on, and goading her, are her sisters Norma and Fleurette.

Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields - Biography, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250097712 | Published May 2, 2017

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD --- the 20th century's most widely read American novel --- has sold over 40 million copies and still sells a million yearly. In this in-depth biography, first published in 2006, Charles J. Shields brings to life the woman who gave us two of American literature's most unforgettable characters: Atticus Finch and his daughter, Scout. Now, years after its initial publication --- with updates throughout the book and a new Afterword --- Shields finishes the story of Harper Lee's life, up to its end.

Mothers and Other Strangers by Gina Sorell - Fiction

Prospect Park Books | 9781938849893 | Published May 2, 2017

"My father proposed to my mother at gunpoint when she was nineteen, and knowing that she was already pregnant with a dead man’s child, she accepted." Thus begins this riveting story of a woman's quest to understand her recently deceased mother, a glamorous, cruel narcissist who left her only child, Elsie, an inheritance of debts and mysteries. While coping with threats that she suspects are coming from the cult-like spiritual program her mother belonged to, Elsie works to unravel the message her dying mother left for her, a quest that ultimately takes her to the South African family homestead she never knew existed.

Murder on the Quai: An Aimée Leduc Investigation by Cara Black - Fiction, Mystery

Soho Crime | 9781616958084 | Published May 2, 2017

November 1989: Aimée Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris’s preeminent medical school. She lives in a 17th-century apartment that overlooks the Seine with her father, who runs the family detective agency. But the week the Berlin Wall crumbles, so does Aimée’s life as she knows it. First, someone has sabotaged her lab work, putting her at risk of failing out of the program. Her father takes off to Berlin on a mysterious errand and asks Aimée to help out at the detective agency while he’s gone. But the case Aimée finds herself investigating --- a murder linked to a transport truck of Nazi gold that disappeared in the French countryside during the height of World War II --- has gotten under her skin.

Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen - Fiction, Humor, Mystery

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard | 9780345804907 | Published May 2, 2017

When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but. Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield --- the eponymous Razor Girl --- and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control. Andrew Yancy believes that if he can singlehandedly solve a high-profile murder, he'll get his detective badge back. That the Razor Girl may be the key to Yancy's future will be as surprising as anything else he encounters along the way.

Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn: A Spenser Novel by Ace Atkins - Fiction, Mystery

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780425283196 | Published May 2, 2017

The fire at a boarded-up Catholic church killed three firefighters who were trapped in the inferno. A year later, there are still no answers about how the deadly fire started. Boston firefighter Jack McGee, who lost his best friend in the blaze, suspects arson. McGee is convinced that department investigators aren’t sufficiently connected to the city’s lowlifes to get a handle on who's behind the blaze, so he takes the case to Spenser. Spenser quickly learns that the fire might be linked to a rash of new arsons spreading through the city, burning faster and hotter every night.

Smooth Operator: A Teddy Fay Novel Featuring Stone Barrington by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399185274 | Published May 2, 2017

When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington on an urgent matter, it’s soon clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide…and he knows just the right man for the job. Teddy Fay: ex-CIA, master of disguise, and a gentleman not known for abiding by legal niceties in the pursuit of his own brand of justice.

Still Here by Lara Vapnyar - Fiction

Hogarth | 9781101905548 | Published May 2, 2017

Lara Vapnyar follows the intertwined lives of four immigrants in New York City as they grapple with love and tumult, the challenges of a new home, and the absurdities of the digital age. One of these immigrants is Sergey, who cycles through jobs as an analyst, hoping his idea for an app will finally bring him success. As he develops "Virtual Grave," a program to preserve a person's online presence after death, a formidable debate begins among his friends, spurring questions about the changing perception of death in the modern world and the future of our virtual selves. How do our online personas define us in our daily lives, and what will they say about us when we're gone?

Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393354188 | Published May 2, 2017

SWEET LAMB OF HEAVEN is the first-person account of a young mother, Anna, escaping her cold and unfaithful husband, a businessman who has just launched his first campaign for political office. When Ned chases Anna and their six-year-old daughter from Alaska to Maine, the two go into hiding in a run-down motel on the coast. But the longer they stay, the less the guests in the dingy motel look like typical tourists --- and the less Ned resembles a typical candidate. As his pursuit of Anna and their child moves from threatening to criminal, Ned begins to alter his wife’s world in ways she never could have imagined.

The Assistants by Camille Perri - Fiction, Humor, Satire

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399185175 | Published May 2, 2017

Tina Fontana is a 30-year-old executive assistant to Robert Barlow, the CEO of Titan Corp. But after six years, the glamour of working for a media company in New York has completely faded, though her student loan debt has not. When a technical error with Robert’s expense report presents Tina with the opportunity to pay off the entire balance of her loans with what essentially would be pocket change for her boss, she hesitates. As she begins to fall down the rabbit hole of her morally questionable plan, other assistants with crushing debt and fewer scruples approach her to say that they want in. Before she knows it, Tina is at the forefront of a movement that has implications far beyond what anyone anticipated.

The Emperor's Revenge: A Novel of the Oregon Files by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735215368 | Published May 2, 2017

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation’s accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world’s economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia.

The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Square Fish | 9781250115232 | Published May 2, 2017

When Olivia's mother was killed, everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery. Fast forward 14 years. New evidence now proves Olivia's father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there's a killer still at large. It's up to Olivia to uncover who that may be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first?