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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.

October 2018

Hardcover

The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Lake Union Publishing | 9781503900905 | Published October 1, 2018

Germany, 1942. Franciscan friar Anton Starzmann is stripped of his place in the world when his school is seized by the Nazis. He relocates to a small German hamlet to wed Elisabeth Herter, a widow who seeks a marriage --- in name only --- to a man who can help raise her three children. Anton seeks something too --- atonement for failing to protect his young students from the wrath of the Nazis. But neither he nor Elisabeth expects their lives to be shaken once again by the inescapable rumble of war.

What Have You Done by Matthew Farrell - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781503902404 | Published October 1, 2018

When a mutilated body is found hanging in a seedy motel, forensics specialist Liam Dwyer assumes the crime scene will be business as usual. Instead, the victim turns out to be a woman he’d had an affair with before breaking it off to save his marriage. But there’s a bigger problem: Liam has no memory of where he was or what he did on the night of the murder. Panicked, Liam turns to his brother, Sean, a homicide detective. From fingerprints to DNA, everything points to Liam, who must race against time and his department to uncover the truth --- even if that truth is his own guilt. Yet as he digs deeper, dark secrets come to light, and Liam begins to suspect the killer might actually be Sean.

A Dream Called Home: A Memoir by Reyna Grande - Memoir, Nonfiction

Atria Books | 9781501171420 | Published October 2, 2018

From bestselling author Reyna Grande --- whose remarkable memoir THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US has become required reading in schools across the country --- comes an inspiring account of one woman’s quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time.

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780345544988 | Published October 2, 2018

The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center --- a women’s reproductive health services clinic --- its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages, he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his 15-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters.

Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780399181283 | Published October 2, 2018

Before beginning her dream job as sous chef in one of Seattle’s hottest new restaurants, Josie Avery takes a summer position cooking at a lakeside lodge in the remote Alaskan town of Ponder, where she expectantly falls for the quiet and intense Palmer Saxon, a famed master swordsmith. Josie and Palmer become close during the long Alaskan summer days, but come fall, Josie will pursue the career she’s worked so hard for. Palmer, on the other hand, would like nothing better than to make Josie his wife and to keep her in Ponder --- but fate has other plans.

All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Nicole Chung - Memoir, Nonfiction

Catapult | 9781936787975 | Published October 2, 2018

Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up --- facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from --- she wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth.

An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris - Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Saga Press | 9781481494922 | Published October 2, 2018

Set in a fractured United States, in the southwestern country now known as Texoma. A world where magic is acknowledged but mistrusted, especially by a young gunslinger named Lizbeth Rose. Lizbeth Rose takes a job offer from a pair of Russian wizards to be their local guide and gunnie. For the wizards, Gunnie Rose has already acquired a fearsome reputation and they’re at a desperate crossroad. They’re searching through the small border towns near Mexico, trying to locate a low-level magic practitioner, Oleg Karkarov. The wizards believe Oleg is a direct descendant of Grigori Rasputin, and that Oleg’s blood can save the young tsar’s life.

Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan Henry, writing as Patti Callahan - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Thomas Nelson | 9780785224501 | Published October 2, 2018

When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis --- known as Jack --- she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn’t holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters. Embarking on the adventure of her life, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, and --- against all odds --- finding a love that even the threat of death couldn’t destroy.

Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Suspense, Thriller

Knopf | 9781524732646 | Published October 2, 2018

Lestat, rebel outlaw, addresses the tribe of vampires, telling the mesmerizing story of the formation of the Blood Communion and how he became Prince of the vampire world, the true ruler of this vast realm, and how his vision for all the Children of the Universe to thrive as one came to be. The tale spills from Lestat's heart, as he speaks first of his new existence as reigning monarch --- and then of his fierce battle of wits and words with the mysterious Rhoshamandes, a demon spirit who refuses to live in harmony at the Court of Prince Lestat and threatens all that Lestat has dreamt of.

Book of the Just: Book Three of the Bohemian Trilogy by Dana Chamblee Carpenter - Fantasy, Fiction

Pegasus Books | 9781681778587 | Published October 2, 2018

After centuries of searching, Mouse now has everything she’s ever wanted within her reach --- a normal life, a lover, a brother. What will she risk to keep them? Despite Mouse’s power, her father always wanted a son --- and now, at long last, he has him. And Mouse has a brother, someone else in the world just like her. Though she’s never met him, the hope of what they might mean for each other tugs at her soul, even as it terrifies her lover, Angelo. BOOK OF JUST continues Mouse’s story after THE DEVIL’S BIBLE and completes the journey she started so long ago in BOHEMIAN GOSPEL. Imbued with a rich sense of history, magic and mythology, this explosive final installment in Mouse’s journey will keep you captivated until the very end.

Consumed by J.R. Ward - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense

Gallery Books | 9781501194900 | Published October 2, 2018

Firefighter Anne Ashburn was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, she must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self. Now an arson investigator, Anne doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again --- until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze. Danny McGuire is the best fireman in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. He is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish, until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.
 

Devil's Day by Andrew Michael Hurley - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Horror

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328489883 | Published October 2, 2018

Every autumn, John Pentecost returns to the farm where he grew up, to help gather the sheep down from the moors for the winter. Very little changes in the Endlands, but this year, his grandfather --- the Gaffer --- has died and John's new wife, Katherine, is accompanying him for the first time.Each year, the Gaffer would redraw the boundary lines of the village, with pen and paper but also through the remembrance of tales and timeless communal rituals, which keep the sheep safe from the Devil. But as the farmers of the Endlands bury the Gaffer and prepare to gather the sheep, they begin to wonder whether they've let the Devil in after all.

Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker - Fiction, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735219342 | Published October 2, 2018

It is 1868, and a 21-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy water and a rifle, he prays to survive a single night. A sickly child, Bram spent his early days bedridden in his parents' Dublin home, tended to by his caretaker, a young woman named Ellen Crone. When a string of strange deaths occur in a nearby town, Bram and his sister Matilda detect a pattern of bizarre behavior by Ellen --- a mystery that deepens chillingly until Ellen vanishes suddenly from their lives. Years later, Matilda returns from studying in Paris to tell Bram the news that she has seen Ellen --- and that the nightmare they've thought long ended is only beginning.

Gone So Long by Andre Dubus III - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393244106 | Published October 2, 2018

Daniel Ahearn lives a quiet, solitary existence in a seaside New England town. Forty years ago, following a shocking act of impulsive violence on his part, his daughter, Susan, was ripped from his arms by police. Now in her 40s, Susan still suffers from the trauma of a night she doesn’t remember, as she struggles to feel settled, to love a man and create something that lasts. Lois, her maternal grandmother who raised her, tries to find peace in her antique shop in a quaint Florida town but cannot escape her own anger, bitterness and fear.

On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle by Hampton Sides - History, Military, Nonfiction

Doubleday | 9780385541152 | Published October 2, 2018

Hampton Sides’ superb account of the greatest battle of the Korean War relies on years of archival research, unpublished letters, declassified documents and interviews with scores of Marines and Koreans who survived the siege. While expertly detailing the follies of the American leaders, ON DESPERATE GROUND is an immediate, grunt’s-eye view of history, enthralling in its narrative pace and powerful in its portrayal of what ordinary men are capable of in the most extreme circumstances.

Reagan: An American Journey by Bob Spitz - Biography, Nonfiction

Penguin Press | 9781594205316 | Published October 2, 2018

More than five years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews and access to previously unavailable documents, and infused with irresistible storytelling charm, Bob Spitz’s REAGAN stands fair to be the first truly post-partisan biography of our 40th President, and thus a balm for our own bitterly divided times.

The Dead Ringer: An Agatha Raisin Mystery by M. C. Beaton - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250157690 | Published October 2, 2018

The church of St. Ethelred in the village of Thirk Magna is renowned for its team of bell-ringers, the troupe led by identical twins Mavis and Millicent Dupin. Mavis and Millicent were lifelong residents of the remote village until their home was broken into one night, and Millicent was murdered. But who’s the killer? Is it one of their co-workers, sick of being bullied to practice for a big performance? Or perhaps Joseph Kennell, a retired lawyer who was heard yelling at the sisters that he felt like strangling them? Kennell swears his innocence, and hires the ever-trusty Agatha Raisin to clear his name. Only she can find the killer --- and hopefully a handsome man to buy her dinner while she’s at it.

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain - Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250087300 | Published October 2, 2018

When Carly Sears, a young woman widowed by the Vietnam War, receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970, and she is told that nothing can be done to help her child. But her brother-in-law, a physicist with a mysterious past, tells her that perhaps there is a way to save her baby. What he suggests is something that will shatter every preconceived notion that Carly has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she never knew existed. Something that will mean an unimaginable leap of faith on Carly's part. And all for the love of her unborn child.

The Giver by Lois Lowry - Dystopian, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328471222 | Published October 2, 2018

THE GIVER, Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal–winning novel, has become one of the most influential books of our time. Placed on countless reading lists and curricula, translated into more than 40 languages, and made into a feature film, THE GIVER is a modern classic. Celebrate this beloved contribution to children's literature with the 25th Anniversary Edition. The haunting story of 12-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity, is as resonant today as when it was first published. Lois Lowry will include a new afterword as well as her Newbery acceptance speech in this beautifully rejacketed edition.

The Stranger Game by Peter Gadol - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Hanover Square Press | 9781335943910 | Published October 2, 2018

Rebecca’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, Ezra, has gone missing. The police suspect he has been playing the “stranger game,” a viral hit in which players start following others in real life, as they might otherwise do on social media. As the game spreads, however, the rules begin to change, and disappearances are reported across the country. Curious about this popular new obsession, and hoping that she might be able to track down Ezra, Rebecca tries the game for herself. She also meets Carey, who is willing to take the game further than she imagined possible. As her relationship with Carey and involvement in the game deepen, she begins to uncover an unsettling subculture that has infiltrated the world around her.

There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir by Casey Gerald - Memoir, Nonfiction

Riverhead Books | 9780735214200 | Published October 2, 2018

Casey Gerald's story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to see which of them will be carried off. His beautiful, fragile mother disappears frequently and mysteriously; for a brief idyll, he and his sister live like Boxcar Children on her disability checks. When Casey --- following in the footsteps of his father, a gridiron legend --- is recruited to play football at Yale, he enters a world he's never dreamed of. But even as he attains the inner sanctums of power, Casey sees how the world crushes those who live at its margins. He sees how the elite perpetuate the salvation stories that keep others from rising. And he sees, most painfully, how his own ascension is part of the scheme.

Valley Forge by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin - History, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501152719 | Published October 2, 2018

VALLEY FORGE is the riveting true story of an underdog United States toppling an empire. Using new and rarely seen contemporaneous documents --- and drawing on a cast of iconic characters and remarkable moments that capture the innovation and energy that led to the birth of our nation --- the New York Times bestselling authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin provide a breathtaking account of this seminal and previously undervalued moment in the battle for American independence.

War of the Wolf by Bernard Cornwell - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper | 9780062563170 | Published October 2, 2018

Bernard Cornwell’s epic story of the making of England continues in this 11th installment in the bestselling Saxon Tales series — the basis of the hit Netflix television series “The Last Kingdom.” In this new chapter, a rousing adventure of courage, treachery, duty, devotion, majesty, love and battle, as seen through the eyes of a warrior straddling two worlds --- Uhtred returns to fight once again for the destiny of England.

Zero Sum Game by S. L. Huang - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction

Tor Books | 9781250180254 | Published October 2, 2018

Cas Russell is scary good at math. The vector calculus blazing through her head lets her smash through armed men twice her size and dodge every bullet in a gunfight. As far as she knows, she’s the only person around with a superpower...but then Cas discovers someone who can reach directly into people’s minds and twist their brains into Moebius strips. Someone intent on becoming the world’s puppet master. Cas should run, but for once she's involved. There’s only one problem: She doesn’t know which of her thoughts are her own anymore.

Dry (Audiobook) written by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman; read by Jenni Barber, Michael Crouch, Kivlighan De Montebello, Noah Galvin, Candace Thaxton and the authors - Adventure, Fiction

Simon & Schuster Audio | 9781508263081 | Published October 2, 2018

The drought --- or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it --- has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers. Until the taps run dry. Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turn against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life --- and the life of her brother --- is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.