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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

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?

The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn - Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Harper Perennial | 9780062651259 | Published May 2, 2017

London, 1815: Two travelers --- Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane --- arrive in a field in rural England, disheveled and weighed down with hidden money. They are not what they seem, but rather colleagues who have come back in time from a technologically advanced future. While Rachel and Liam aren’t the first team from the future to “go back,” their mission is by far the most audacious: meet, befriend and steal from Jane Austen herself. But diagnosing Jane’s fatal illness and obtaining an unpublished novel hinted at in her letters pose enough of a challenge without the continuous convolutions of living a lie. Rachel fights to reconcile the woman she is with the proper lady nineteenth-century society expects her to be.

The Marriage Bureau: How Two Matchmakers Arranged Love in Wartime London by Penrose Halson - History, Nonfiction

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062562661 | Published May 2, 2017

In the spring of 1939, with the Second World War looming, two determined 24-year-olds, Heather Jenner and Mary Oliver, decided to open a marriage bureau. They found a tiny office on London’s Bond Street and set about the delicate business of matchmaking. Drawing on the bureau’s extensive archives, Penrose Halson --- who many years later found herself the proprietor of the bureau --- tells their story, and those of their clients. From shop girls to debutantes, widowers to war veterans, clients came in search of security, social acceptance or simply love. And thanks to the meticulous organization and astute intuition of the Bureau’s matchmakers, most found what they were looking for. 

The Nix by Nathan Hill - Fiction

Vintage | 9781101970348 | Published May 2, 2017

Meet Samuel Andresen-Anderson: stalled writer, bored teacher at a local college, obsessive player of an online video game. He hasn’t seen his mother, Faye, since she walked out when he was a child. But then one day there she is, all over the news, throwing rocks at a presidential candidate. The media paints Faye as a militant radical with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother never left her small Iowa town. Which version of his mother is the true one? Determined to solve the puzzle --- and finally have something to deliver to his publisher --- Samuel decides to capitalize on his mother’s new fame by writing a tell-all biography, a book that will savage her intimately and publicly.

The Pier Falls: And Other Stories by Mark Haddon - Fiction, Short Stories

Vintage | 9781101970133 | Published May 2, 2017

The tales in Mark Haddon’s new collection take many forms: Victorian adventure story, science fiction, morality tale, contemporary realism. The characters are often isolated physically or estranged from their families, yet they yearn for connection. In aggregate, the stories become a meditation on the essential aloneness of the human condition but also on the connections, however tenuous and imperfect, that link people to one another. In the title story, an unnamed narrator describes with cool precision a catastrophe that strikes a seaside town, both tearing lives apart and bringing them together.

The Twenty-Three: Book Three of the Promise Falls Trilogy by Linwood Barclay - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780451472731 | Published May 2, 2017

It’s May 23rd, and the small town of Promise Falls, New York, has found itself in the midst of a full-blown catastrophe. Hundreds of people are going to the hospital with similar flu-like symptoms, and dozens have died. Investigators quickly zero in on the water supply. But the question for many, including private investigator Cal Weaver, remains: Who would benefit from a mass poisoning of this town? Meanwhile, a college student has been murdered, and Detective Barry Duckworth has seen the killer’s handiwork before --- in the unsolved homicides of two other women in town. Suddenly, all the strange things that have happened in the last month start to add up.

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews - Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250065964 | Published May 2, 2017

Riley Griggs has a season of good times with friends and family ahead of her on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina, when things take an unexpected turn. While waiting for her husband to arrive on the ferry one Friday afternoon, Riley is confronted by a process server who thrusts papers into her hand. And her husband is nowhere to be found. So she turns to her island friends for help and support, but it turns out that each of them has their own secrets. The clock is ticking as the mystery deepens...in a murderous way. Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything.

The Yoga of Max's Discontent by Karan Bajaj - Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9780735213456 | Published May 2, 2017

The child of Greek immigrants who grew up in a dangerous New York housing project, Max Pzoras triumphed over his upbringing and became a successful Wall Street analyst. Yet on the night he’s involved in a violent street scuffle, Max begins to confront questions about suffering and mortality that have dogged him since his mother’s death. In an ultimate bid for answers, he embarks on a dangerous solitary meditation in a freezing Himalayan cave, where his physical and spiritual endurance is put to its most extreme test.

Too Lucky to Live: A Somebody's Bound to Wind Up Dead Mystery by Annie Hogsett - Fiction, Mystery, Romance

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464207884 | Published May 2, 2017

Allie Harper believes all her problems would be solved if she could find a nice, smart, hot guy and enough money to get her car fixed. The hot guy arrives first: he's in a crosswalk clutching a bag of groceries while a blonde in a Hummer is learning hard on her horn, sending the man's groceries and white cane flying. From the curb, an outraged Allie jumps to his rescue, rebagging the groceries as well. Allie takes him home and turns his groceries into dinner for two. Later that night, Tom hears the numbers announced. He's won. PhD Tom had gambled on the odds of losing to prove a point to Rune, a kid from the projects he's befriended. Allie and Tom grasp two things: one, they're hot for each other, and two, the ticket is a hot target, and now so are they.

Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansma - Fiction

Penguin Books | 9780143109648 | Published May 2, 2017

Five years after their college graduation, five devoted friends remain as inseparable as ever. Amid cheerful revelry and free-flowing champagne at a posh holiday party, they toast themselves and the new year ahead --- a year that holds many surprises in store. They must navigate ever-shifting relationships with New York City and with one another, determined to push onward in pursuit of their precarious dreams. And when a devastating blow brings their momentum to a halt, the group is forced to reexamine their aspirations and chart new paths through unexpected losses.

Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon by Larry Tye - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Politics

Random House Trade Paperbacks | 9780812983500 | Published May 9, 2017

History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics. But Kennedy’s enshrinement in the liberal pantheon was actually the final stage of a journey that had its beginnings in the conservative 1950s. Larry Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singularly fascinating figure. To capture the full arc of his subject’s life, Tye draws on unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files and 58 boxes of papers that had been under lock and key for the past 40 years.

Half Wild: Stories by Robin MacArthur - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Stories

Ecco | 9780062444400 | Published May 9, 2017

Spanning nearly forty years, the stories in Robin MacArthur’s formidable debut give voice to the hopes, dreams, hungers and fears of a diverse cast of Vermonters --- adolescent girls, aging hippies, hardscrabble farmers, disconnected women and solitary men. Straddling the border between civilization and the wild, they all struggle to make sense of their loneliness and longings in the stark and often isolating enclaves they call home --- golden fields and white-veiled woods, dilapidated farmhouses and makeshift trailers, icy rivers and still lakes that rouse the imagination, tether the heart and inhabit the soul. In striking prose powerful in its clarity and purity, MacArthur effortlessly renders characters cleaved to the land that has defined them --- men and women, young and old, whose lives are inextricably intertwined with each other and tied to the fierce and beautiful natural world.

Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash - Gay & Lesbian, Graphic Novel, Youth Fiction

Candlewick | 9780763687557 | Published May 9, 2017

Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her  15 year-old life at the 100 year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She’s from Atlanta, she’s never kissed a guy, she’s into Backstreet Boys in a really deep way, and her long summer days are full of a pleasant, peaceful nothing...until one confounding moment. A split-second of innocent physical contact pulls Maggie into a gut-twisting love for an older, wiser and most surprising of all (at least to Maggie), female counselor named Erin. But Camp Bellflower is an impossible place for a girl to fall in love with another girl, and Maggie’s savant-like proficiency at the camp’s rifle range is the only thing keeping her heart from exploding. When it seems as if Erin maybe feels the same way about Maggie, it’s too much for both Maggie and Camp Bellflower to handle, let alone to understand.

Invincible Summer by Alice Adams - Coming of Age, Fiction

Back Bay Books | 9780316391207 | Published May 9, 2017

Eva, Benedict, Sylvie and Lucien graduate in 1998, into a world on the brink of the new millennium. Eva breaks away to work at a big bank and Benedict stays on to do a physics PhD, while siblings Sylvie and Lucien pursue more freewheeling existences --- she as an aspiring artist and he as a club promoter and professional partier. But as their twenties become their thirties, the once close-knit friends, now scattered and struggling to navigate thwarted dreams, lost jobs and broken hearts, find themselves drawn together once again in stunning and unexpected ways.

My Father Before Me: A Memoir by Chris Forhan - Family, Memoir, Nonfiction

Scribner | 9781501131318 | Published May 9, 2017

The fifth of eight children, Chris Forhan was born into a family of silence. He and his siblings learned, without being told, that certain thoughts and feelings were not to be shared. On the evenings his father didn’t come home, the rest of the family would eat dinner without him, his whereabouts unknown. And on a cold night in 1973, just before Christmas, Forhan’s father killed himself in the carport. Forty years later, Forhan digs into his family’s past and finds within each generation the same abandonment, loss and silence in which he was raised. He shows his family members as both a part and a product of their time.

New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America by Wendy Warren - History, Nonfiction

Liveright | 9781631493249 | Published May 9, 2017

NEW ENGLAND BOUND reclaims the lives of so many long-forgotten enslaved Africans and Native Americans in the 17th century. Based on new evidence, Wendy Warren links the growth of the northern colonies to the Atlantic slave trade, demonstrating how New England’s economy derived its vitality from the profusion of slave-trading ships coursing through its ports. She documents how Indians were systematically sold into slavery in the West Indies and reveals how colonial families like the Winthrops were motivated not only by religious freedom but also by their slave-trading investments.

Night School: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dell | 9780804178822 | Published May 9, 2017

It’s 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he’s off the grid. Two other men are in the classroom: an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor --- a Saudi courier, seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown. A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message: “The American wants a hundred million dollars.” For what? And who from? Reacher and his two new friends are told to find the American.

Paul McCartney: The Life by Philip Norman - Biography, Nonfiction

Back Bay Books | 9780316327978 | Published May 9, 2017

Since the age of 21, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock-n-roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now, McCartney’s story is told by rock music's foremost biographer, with his consent and access to family members and close friends who have never spoken on the record before. PAUL McCARTNEY reveals the complex character behind the façade and sheds new light on his childhood --- blighted by his mother's death but redeemed by the father who introduced him to music.

The Argus Deceit by Chuck Grossart - Fiction, Science Fiction

47North | 9781477819647 | Published May 9, 2017

Brody Quail is a man without dreams. He exists in four simultaneous identities: happy young boy, lovelorn teenager, damaged young man and a pitiable middle-aged loner. He lives blissfully unaware of his divided nature until a series of increasingly surreal experiences shakes this already fragile equilibrium. Intimations of a recurring event haunt his thoughts, and a silent, shadowy presence watches and stalks him. As the barriers between his realities begin to flicker and blur, Brody’s confusion and fear find sympathetic understanding in Constance Drake, whose own sense of reality seems to be fraying into terrifying incoherence. Brody and Constance embark on a desperate search for answers. The truth may set them free --- or utterly destroy them.

The Girls by Emma Cline - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Random House Trade Paperbacks | 9780812988024 | Published May 9, 2017

At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park and is immediately caught by their freedom and dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, she is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic and thrilling --- a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.

The High Places: Stories by Fiona McFarlane - Fiction, Short Stories

Picador | 9781250131850 | Published May 9, 2017

Fiona McFarlane's stories skip across continents, eras and genres to chart the borderlands of emotional life. In "Mycenae," she describes a middle-aged couple's disastrous vacation with old friends. In "Good News for Modern Man," a scientist lives on a small island with only a colossal squid and the ghost of Charles Darwin for company. And in the title story, an Australian farmer turns to Old Testament methods to relieve a fatal drought. McFarlane’s first story collection dissects the feelings --- longing, contempt, love, fear --- that animate our existence and hints at a reality beyond the smallness of our lives.

The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data by Michael Patrick Lynch - Nonfiction, Philosophy

Liveright | 9781631492778 | Published May 9, 2017

The Internet has revolutionized the way we learn and know, as well as how we interact with each other. And yet this explosion of technological innovation has also produced a curious paradox: even as we know more, we seem to understand less. Demonstrating that knowledge based on reason plays an essential role in society and that there is much more to “knowing” than just acquiring information, leading philosopher Michael Patrick Lynch shows how our digital way of life makes us overvalue some ways of processing information over others, and thus risks distorting what it means to be human.

The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers by Michael Leahy - History, Nonfiction, Sports

Harper Paperbacks | 9780062360571 | Published May 9, 2017

Legendary Dodgers Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jeff Torborg, Dick Tracewski, Lou Johnson and Tommy Davis encapsulated 1960s America: white and black, Jewish and Christian, wealthy and working class, pro-Vietnam and anti-war, golden boy and seasoned veteran. THE LAST INNOCENTS is a thoughtful, technicolor portrait of these six players and their storied team. Bringing into focus the high drama of their World Series appearances and pivotal games, Michael Leahy explores these men’s interpersonal relationships and illuminates the triumphs, agonies and challenges each faced individually.