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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.

June 2017

Paperback

As Good as Gone by Larry Watson - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616206956 | Published June 13, 2017

It’s 1963, and Calvin Sidey, one of the last of the old cowboys, has long ago left his family to live a life of self-reliance out on the prairie. He’s been a mostly absentee father and grandfather until his estranged son asks him to stay with his grandchildren, Ann and Will, for a week while he and his wife are away. Calvin agrees to return, but trouble soon comes to the door when a boy’s attentions to 17-year-old Ann become increasingly aggressive and a group of reckless kids portend danger for 11-year-old Will. Calvin knows only one way to solve problems: the Old West way, in which scores are settled and ultimatums are issued, and your gun is always loaded.

Based on a True Story: Not a Memoir by Norm Macdonald - Humor, Memoir, Nonfiction

Spiegel & Grau | 9780812983869 | Published June 13, 2017

When Norm Macdonald, one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, was approached to write a celebrity memoir, he flatly refused, calling the genre “one step below instruction manuals.” Norm then promptly took a two-year hiatus from stand-up comedy to live on a farm in northern Canada. When he emerged, he had under his arm a manuscript, a genre-smashing book about comedy, tragedy, love, loss, war and redemption. When asked if this was the celebrity memoir, Norm replied, “Call it anything you damn like.”

Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London by Andrea Warren - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544932609 | Published June 13, 2017

Provoked by the horrors he saw every day, Charles Dickens wrote novels that were originally intended as instruments for social change --- to save his country’s children.

Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250130068 | Published June 13, 2017

He’s a serial killer. A murderer of young women, all killed in brutal attacks. Despite serial killer Hamish Wolfe’s conviction, he’s always stuck to his story --- he is innocent of the murders of young women and has been wrongly imprisoned. Now he wants someone to investigate and, more importantly, to write his story. Maggie Rose is a notorious defense attorney and writer whose specialty is getting convictions overturned. At first, Maggie is reluctant to even acknowledge Hamish’s requests to meet, ignoring his letters. But this is a very charismatic and persuasive man, good-looking and intelligent. Eventually even she can’t resist his lure…

Die of Shame by Mark Billingham - Fiction, Mystery

Grove Press | 9780802126771 | Published June 13, 2017

Every Monday evening, six people gather in a smart North London house to talk about shame. But when one of the group is murdered, it quickly becomes apparent that someone else in that circle is responsible. The investigation is hampered by the strict confidentiality that binds these individuals and their therapist together, which makes things difficult for Detective Inspector Nicola Tanner. What could be shameful enough to cost someone their life? And how do you find the truth when secrets, lies and denial are second nature to all of your suspects?

Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship by Isabel Vincent - Memoir, Nonfiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616206949 | Published June 13, 2017

When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. As they gather each week for the glorious dinners that Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette or the perfect martini, or even his tips for deboning poultry. Edward is teaching Isabel the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think through everything she does, to deconstruct her own life, cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be.

Falling: A Daughter, a Father, and a Journey Back by Elisha Cooper - Memoir, Nonfiction

Anchor | 9781101971840 | Published June 13, 2017

Elisha Cooper spends his mornings writing and illustrating children's books, his afternoons playing with his two daughters. But when he discovers a lump in five-year-old Zoë's midsection as she sits on his lap at a Chicago Cubs game, everything changes. In FALLING, Elisha writes about what it took for him and his wife to preserve a sense of normalcy and joy in their daughters' lives; how the family emerged from this experience profoundly changed; and how we are all transformed by the fear and hope we feel for those we love.

Forward: A Memoir by Abby Wambach - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Dey Street Books | 9780062467003 | Published June 13, 2017

Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. At age seven she was put on the boys’ soccer team. At age 35 she would become the highest goal scorer in the history of soccer, capturing the nation’s heart with her team’s 2015 World Cup Championship. She has become a fierce advocate for women’s rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world. As she reveals in this searching memoir, Abby’s professional success often masked her inner struggle to reconcile the various parts of herself: ferocious competitor, daughter, leader, wife. Here she shares her inspiring and often brutal journey from girl in Rochester, New York, to world-class athlete.

Goodnight, Beautiful Women by Anna Noyes - Fiction, Short Stories

Grove Press | 9780802126795 | Published June 13, 2017

Moving along the Maine Coast and beyond, the interconnected stories in GOODNIGHT, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN bring us into the sultry, mysterious inner lives of New England women and girls as they navigate the dangers and struggles of their outer worlds. Debut novelist Anna Noyes explores the ruptures and vicissitudes of growing up and growing old, and shines a light on our most uncomfortable impulses while charting the depths of our murky desires.

Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst - Fiction

Penguin Books | 9780399562617 | Published June 13, 2017

How far will a mother go to save her family? The Hammond family is living in DC, where everything seems to be going just fine, until it becomes clear that the oldest daughter, Tilly, is developing abnormally --- a mix of off-the-charts genius and social incompetence. Once Tilly --- whose condition is deemed undiagnosable --- is kicked out of the last school in the area, her mother is out of ideas. The family turns to Camp Harmony and the wisdom of child behavior guru Scott Bean for a solution. But what they discover in the woods of New Hampshire will push them to the very limit.

How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Simon Pulse | 9781481443944 | Published June 13, 2017

Nicolette Holland is the girl everyone likes. And she’s pretty sure she can get away with anything...until a young woman is brutally murdered in the woods near her house. Which is why she has to disappear. Jack Manx has always been the stand-up guy with the killer last name. But straight A’s and athletic trophies can’t make people forget that his father was a hit man and his brother is doing time for armed assault. Just when Jack is about to head to college, his brother pulls him into the family business with inescapable instructions: find Nicolette and get rid of her. Or else Jack and everyone he loves will pay the price. As Nicolette and Jack race to outsmart each other, tensions --- and attractions --- run high.

How to Set a Fire and Why by Jesse Ball - Fiction

Vintage | 9781101911754 | Published June 13, 2017

Lucia Stanton’s father is dead, her mother is in a mental hospital, and she’s recently been kicked out of school --- again. Living with her aunt in a garage-turned-bedroom, and armed with only a book, a Zippo lighter and a pocketful of stolen licorice, she spends her days riding the bus to visit her mom and following the only rule that makes any sense: Don’t do things you aren’t proud of. When Lucia discovers that her school has a secret Arson Club, her life is suddenly lit up; she’ll do anything to join.

I've Got Sand In All the Wrong Places by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella - Essays, Humor, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250059987 | Published June 13, 2017

The New York Times bestselling mother-daughter team returns with a new collection of funny and relatable true stories in the everyday lives of modern women. Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella give their multigenerational take on a variety of topics, from the terrors of Tinder to the indignities of the gym, and from fleece as formalwear to playing the lotto as financial planning, sounding like two girlfriends you’ve known your whole life. As with all mothers and daughters, Lisa and Francesca sometimes joke, sometimes fight, but always love their way through life’s best and worst moments.

One Less Problem Without You by Beth Harbison - Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250043863 | Published June 13, 2017

Three women --- Prinny, a shop owner who is in love with a married lawyer; Chelsea, whose dream of becoming a successful actress starts to seem more remote; and Diana, who needs to figure out whether she’d rather be lonely alone than lonely in love --- suddenly find themselves together at their own very different crossroads. It will take hope, love, strength and a little bit of magic for them to find their way together.

Our Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolutions by Caitlin Fitz - History, Nonfiction

Liveright | 9781631493171 | Published June 13, 2017

In the early 19th century, the United States turned its idealistic gaze southward, imagining a legacy of revolution and republicanism it hoped would dominate the American hemisphere. Even as Latin Americans were gradually ending slavery, U.S. observers remained energized by the belief that their founding ideals were triumphing over European tyranny among their “sister republics.” But as slavery became a violently divisive issue at home, goodwill toward antislavery revolutionaries waned. By the nation’s 50th anniversary, republican efforts abroad had become a scaffold upon which many in the United States erected an ideology of white U.S. exceptionalism that would haunt the geopolitical landscape for generations.

Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9781594634895 | Published June 13, 2017

Labor Day, 1976, Martha's Vineyard. Summering at the family beach house along this moneyed coast of New England, Fern and Edgar are happily preparing for a family birthday celebration when they learn that the unimaginable has occurred: There's no more money in the estate of Fern's recently deceased parents, which, as the sole source of Fern and Edgar's income, had allowed them to live this beautiful, comfortable life. Quickly, the once-charmed family unravels. In distress and confusion, Fern and Edgar are each tempted away on separate adventures: she on a road trip with a stranger, he on an ill-advised sailing voyage with another woman.

Swimming in the Sink: A Memoir by Lynne Cox - Memoir, Nonfiction

Vintage | 9781101971833 | Published June 13, 2017

A celebrated athlete who set swimming records around the world, Lynne Cox achieved astonishing feats of strength and endurance. But in a short period of time, she loses her father, followed by her mother, and then Cody, her beloved Labrador retriever. Soon after, Lynne herself is diagnosed with a life-threatening heart condition that leaves her unable to swim and barely able to walk. But against all odds, and with the support of her friends and family, Lynne begins the slow pull toward recovery. What follows is a beautifully poignant meditation on loss and an exhilarating celebration of life.

The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood: The Spy Who Stole the Crown Jewels and Became the King's Secret Agent by Robert Hutchinson - History, Nonfiction

Pegasus Books | 9781681774220 | Published June 13, 2017

One morning in May 1671, a man disguised as a parson daringly attempted to seize the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. Astonishingly, he managed to escape with the regalia and crown before being apprehended. And yet he was not executed for treason. Instead, the king granted him a generous income, and he became a familiar strutting figure in the royal court's glittering state apartments. This man was Colonel Thomas Blood, a notorious turncoat and fugitive from justice. Historian Robert Hutchinson paints a vivid portrait of a double agent bent on ambiguous political and personal motivation.

The Dead Don't Bleed by David Krugler - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Pegasus Books | 9781681774251 | Published June 13, 2017

Victory in World War II looms, but a new fear transfixes Washington, DC: fear of communist spies and the atomic secrets they covet. When the corpse of a Navy Intelligence officer is found on a cobblestone back alley, Lt. Voigt is called in to investigate. It’s his first murder, but in the plot that he quickly begins unraveling, it won’t be his last. Pursuing crosses and double-crosses, Voigt goes undercover, and the fragments he discovers suggest something far larger than the usual spy v. spy shenanigans. Soon enough he’s in a race to identify the killer, keep the bomb away from the Russians --- and keep ahead of his own secrets.

The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction, Horror, Short Stories

Mysterious Press | 9780802126719 | Published June 13, 2017

In the title story of Joyce Carol Oates’ haunting collection of six “tales of terror,” a young boy becomes obsessed with his cousin’s doll after she tragically passes away from leukemia. As he grows older, he begins to collect “found dolls” from the surrounding neighborhoods and stores his treasures in the abandoned carriage house on his family's estate. But just what kind of dolls are they? Joyce Carol Oates evokes the “fascination of the abomination” that is at the core of the most profound, the most unsettling and the most memorable of dark mystery fiction.

The Good Lieutenant by Whitney Terrell - Fiction

Picador | 9781250132161 | Published June 13, 2017

On the outskirts of Baghdad, Lieutenant Emma Fowler’s platoon unwittingly rolls into a buried maze of IEDs --- and their Humvee is blasted into a shrapnel-torn wreck. From this catastrophic moment, THE GOOD LIEUTENANT unspools backward in time as Fowler and her platoon are guided into disaster by suspicious informants and questionable intelligence, their mission the result of a previous snafu in which a soldier was kidnapped by insurgents. The novel unfolds from points of view that are not customarily included in war coverage --- a tenacious female officer, jaded career soldiers, and Iraqis both innocent and not so innocent.

The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific: 1945 by Will Iredale - History, Nonfiction

Pegasus Books | 9781681774305 | Published June 13, 2017

In May 1945, with victory in Europe established, the war was all but over. But on the other side of the world, the Allies were still engaged in a bitter struggle to control the Pacific. And it was then that the Japanese unleashed a terrible new form of warfare: the suicide pilots, or Kamikaze. Will Iredale follows a group of young men from the moment they signed up through their initial training to the terrifying reality of fighting against pilots who, in the cruel last summer of the war, chose death rather than risk their country's dishonourable defeat --- and deliberately flew their planes into Allied aircraft carriers.

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Vintage | 9781101971185 | Published June 13, 2017

In 1936, Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich fears for his livelihood and his life. Joseph Stalin has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. Now, certain he will be exiled to Siberia (or, more likely, executed on the spot), Shostakovich reflects on his predicament. Though a stroke of luck prevents him from becoming yet another casualty of the Great Terror, for decades to come he will be held fast under the thumb of despotism: made to represent Soviet values at a cultural conference in New York City, forced into joining the Party, and compelled to weigh appeasing those in power against the integrity of his music.

The Salt House by Lisa Duffy - Fiction

Touchstone | 9781501156557 | Published June 13, 2017

In the coastal town of Alden, Maine, Hope and Jack Kelly have settled down to a life of wedded bliss. They have a beautiful family, a growing lobster business, and the Salt House --- the dilapidated oceanfront cottage they’re renovating into their dream home. But tragedy strikes when their young daughter doesn’t wake up from her afternoon nap, taking her last breath without making a sound. A year later, each member of the Kelly family navigates the world on their own private island of grief. When Jack’s old rival, Ryland Finn, threatens his fishing territory, he ignites emotions that propel the Kelly family toward circumstances that will either tear them apart --- or be the path to their family’s future.

The Swallow's Nest by Emilie Richards - Fiction

Mira | 9780778320005 | Published June 13, 2017

When Lilia Swallow's husband, Graham, goes into remission after a challenging year of treatment for lymphoma, the home and lifestyle blogger throws a party. But just as the party is in full swing, a new guest arrives. She presents Lilia with a beautiful baby boy, and vanishes. Toby is Graham's darkest secret --- his son, conceived in a moment of despair. This unasked-for precious gift becomes a life changer for three women: Lilia, who takes him into her home and heart; Marina, who bore and abandoned him until circumstance and grief changed her mind; and Ellen, who sees in him a chance to correct the mistakes she made with her own son, Toby's father.