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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.

April 2018


A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer - Family Life, Fiction, Loss, Marriage

Ballantine Books | 9781101967102 | Published April 3, 2018

After losing her beloved husband, Alison is doing something she never thought she would do again: getting married. She is anxious to introduce her fiancé, David, to her grown daughters: Felicity, a worried married mother of two, and Jane, also married but career-focused. The sisters have a somewhat distant relationship and Alison hopes that the wedding and the weeks leading up to the ceremony will give the siblings a chance to reconnect, as well as meet and get to know David’s grown children. But the summer is anything but smooth sailing. Felicity stumbles upon a terrible secret that could shatter her carefully cultivated world. Jane finds herself under the spell of her soon-to-be stepbrother, Ethan, who is as charming as he is mysterious. And even Alison is surprised by her new blended family. As the Big Day approaches, will the promise of bliss be a bust?

All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson - Crime, Family, Fiction, Relationships, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062427052 | Published April 3, 2018

Harry Ackerson always considered his stepmother Alice to be kind, attentive and beautiful. Days before his college graduation, she calls with shocking news: his father is dead, a possible suicide. Devastated, Harry returns home, where he and Alice will help each other pick up the pieces and uncover the truth. Shortly after he arrives, Harry meets Grace McGowan; though she claims to be new to the area, Harry begins to suspect that Grace may not be a complete stranger. But she isn’t the only attractive woman taking an interest in Harry. The sensual Alice is also coming on to him in an enticing, clearly sexual way. Mesmerized, Harry finds himself falling deeper under their spell. Yet the closer he gets, the more isolated he feels, disoriented by a growing fear that both women are hiding deadly secrets, and that neither one is telling the truth.

American by Day by Derek B. Miller - Adventure, Fiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328876652 | Published April 3, 2018

She knew it was a weird place. She’d heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid Ødegård has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African-American academic. AMERICA. Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. Working with --- or, if necessary, against --- the police, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the backwoods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further. 
Can't Help Myself: Lessons & Confessions from a Modern Advice Columnist by Meredith Goldstein - Memoir, Nonfiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455543779 | Published April 3, 2018

Every day, Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein takes on the relationship problems of thousands of dedicated readers. They look to her for wisdom on all matters of the heart --- how to cope with dating fatigue and infidelity, work romances, tired marriages, true love, and true loss. In her column, she has it all figured out, but in her real life she is a lot less certain. Whether it's her own reservations about the traditional path of marriage and family, her difficulty finding someone she truly connects with, or the evolution of her friendships as her friends start to have their own families, Meredith finds herself looking for insight, just like her readers. As she searches for responses to their concerns, she's surprised to discover answers to her own. But it's after her mother is diagnosed with cancer that she truly realizes how special her "Love Letters" community is, how this column has enriched her life as much, if not more than, it has for its readers.

Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman - Crime, Culture, Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural

Harper | 9780062391926 | Published April 3, 2018

When Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito arrives to speak at a character-building program for at-risk teens, Annie, a young participant on a solo experience due back hours before, returns traumatized. A beloved instructor went out into the wilds to find her, vanishing somewhere in the volcanic landscape of El Malpais. The disappearance mirrors a long-ago search that may be connected to a case in which the legendary Joe Leaphorn played a crucial role. Before Bernie can find the truth, of course, complications arise. At the same time, her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, discovers that a man he sent to prison for domestic violence is back --- and involved with Bernie’s sister Darleen. Their relationship creates a dilemma that puts Chee in uncomfortable emotional territory that challenges him as family man, a police officer and as a one-time medicine man in training.

Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings - Fiction, International Intrigue, Military, Spy Fiction, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316512527 | Published April 3, 2018

Villanelle is one of the world's most skilled assassins. A catlike psychopath whose love for the creature comforts of her luxurious lifestyle is second only to her love of the game, she specializes in murdering the world's richest and most powerful. But when she murders an influential Russian politician, she draws a relentless foe to her tail. Eve Polastri is a former MI6 operative hired by the national security services for a singular task: to find and capture or kill the assassin responsible, and those who have aided her. Eve, whose quiet and otherwise unextraordinary life belies her quick wit and keen intellect, accepts the mission. The ensuing chase will lead them on a trail around the world, intersecting with corrupt governments and powerful criminal organizations, all leading towards a final confrontation from which neither will emerge unscathed.

First Person by Richard Flanagan - Crime, Fiction, Literary, Writing

Knopf | 9780525520023 | Published April 3, 2018

Kif Kehlmann, a young, penniless writer, is rung in the middle of the night by the notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl. About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of $700 million, Heidl offers Kehlmann the job of ghost writing his memoir. He has six weeks to write the book, for which he'll be paid $10,000. But as the writing gets under way, Kehlmann begins to fear that he is being corrupted by Heidl. As the deadline draws closer, he becomes ever more unsure if he is ghost writing a memoir, or if Heidl is rewriting him --- his life, his future. Everything that was certain grows uncertain as he begins to wonder: Who is Siegfried Heidl --- and who is Kif Kehlmann? As time runs out, as Kehlmann's world feels it is hurtling toward a catharsis, one question looms above all others: What is the truth?

How to Be Safe by Tom McAllister - Current Affairs, Fiction, Literary, Tragedy

Liveright | 9781631494130 | Published April 3, 2018

Recently suspended for a so-called outburst, high school English teacher Anna Crawford is stewing over the injustice at home when she is shocked to see herself named on television as a suspect in a shooting at the school where she works. Though she is quickly exonerated, and the actual teenage murderer identified, her life is nevertheless held up for relentless scrutiny and judgment as this quiet town descends into media mania. Gun sales skyrocket, victims are transformed into martyrs, and the rules of public mourning are ruthlessly enforced. Anna decides to wholeheartedly reject the culpability she’s somehow been assigned, and the rampant sexism that comes with it, both in person and online.

Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson - History, Nonfiction, Science

Random House | 9780812988703 | Published April 3, 2018

By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the Moon by President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline, and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the Moon --- in just four months. In a year of historic violence and discord, the Apollo 8 mission would be the boldest, riskiest test of America’s greatness under pressure. In this gripping insider account, Robert Kurson reveals the epic dangers involved, and the singular bravery it took, for mankind to leave Earth for the first time --- and arrive at a new world.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9781594488405 | Published April 3, 2018

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at 63, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer --- madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can't quite place --- feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined.

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery by Barbara K. Lipska, Ph.D and Elaine McArdle - Autobiography, Memoir, Mental Health, Nonfiction, Science

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328787309 | Published April 3, 2018

In January 2015, Barbara Lipska --- a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness --- was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to her brain. Within months, her frontal lobe, the seat of cognition, began shutting down. She descended into madness, exhibiting dementia- and schizophrenia-like symptoms that terrified her family and coworkers. But miraculously, just as her doctors figured out what was happening, the immunotherapy they had prescribed began to work. Just eight weeks after her nightmare began, Lipska returned to normal. With one difference: she remembered her brush with madness with exquisite clarity. Through her memoir, Lipska reveals what parts of us remain, even when so much else is gone.

The Oracle Year by Charles Soule - Adventure, Fiction, Satire, Science Fiction

Harper Perennial | 9780062686633 | Published April 3, 2018

When unassuming Manhattan bassist Will Dando awakens from a dream one morning with 108 predictions about the future, he rapidly finds himself the most powerful man in the world. Protecting his anonymity by calling himself the Oracle, he sets up a heavily guarded site with the help of his friend Hamza to selectively announce his revelations. In no time, global corporations are offering him millions for exclusive access, eager to profit from his prophecies. He's also making a lot of high-powered enemies; legions of cyber spies are unleashed to hack the site, and the best manhunters money can buy are deployed to unmask and eliminate the Oracle. With only a handful of people he can trust, it's all Will can do to simply survive, elude exposure and protect those he loves long enough to use his knowledge to save the world.

The Overstory by Richard Powers - Environment, Fiction, Literary, Nature

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393635522 | Published April 3, 2018

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These four, and five other strangers --- each summoned in different ways by trees --- are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of virgin forest. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see the vast, interconnected, almost invisible world of trees, and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison - Autobiography, Biography, Culture, Health, History, Literary Criticism, Memoir, Nonfiction, Social Issues

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316259613 | Published April 3, 2018

With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism and reportage, THE RECOVERING turns our understanding of the traditional addiction narrative on its head, demonstrating that the story of recovery can be every bit as electrifying as the train wreck itself. Leslie Jamison deftly excavates the stories we tell about addiction --- both her own and others' --- and examines what we want these stories to do and what happens when they fail us. All the while, she offers a fascinating look at the larger history of the recovery movement, and at the complicated bearing that race and class have on our understanding of who is criminal and who is ill. Her narrative explores the loneliness of the human experience --- the craving for love that both devours us and shapes who we are.

Varina by Charles Frazier - Culture, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Marriage, Military, Politics

Ecco | 9780062405982 | Published April 3, 2018

Her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects the secure life of a Mississippi landowner. Davis instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history --- culpable regardless of her intentions. The Confederacy falling, her marriage in tatters, and the country divided, Varina and her children escape Richmond and travel south on their own, now fugitives with “bounties on their heads, an entire nation in pursuit.” A novel of an American war and its aftermath, ultimately, the book is a portrait of a woman who comes to realize that complicity carries consequences.

We Own the Sky by Luke Allnutt - Fiction

Park Row | 9780778314738 | Published April 3, 2018

Rob Coates feels like he’s won the lottery of life. There is Anna, his incredible wife, their London town house and, most precious of all, Jack, their son, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure. But when a devastating illness befalls his family, Rob’s world begins to unravel. Suddenly finding himself alone, Rob seeks solace in photographing the skyscrapers and clifftops he and Jack used to visit. And just when it seems that all hope is lost, Rob embarks on the most unforgettable of journeys to find his way back to life, and forgiveness.

Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes - Culture, Fiction, Friendship

Crown | 9780451497666 | Published April 3, 2018

Kit Raine, an American writer living in Tuscany, is working on a biography of her close friend, a complex woman who continues to cast a shadow on Kit’s own life. Her work is waylaid by the arrival of three women --- Julia, Camille and Susan --- all of whom have launched a recent and spontaneous friendship that will uproot them completely and redirect their lives. Susan, the most adventurous of the three, has enticed them to subvert expectations of staid retirement by taking a lease on a big, beautiful house in Tuscany. Though novices in a foreign culture, their renewed sense of adventure imbues each of them with a bright sense of bravery, a gusto for life, and a fierce determination to thrive. But how? With Kit’s friendship and guidance, the three friends launch themselves into Italian life, pursuing passions long-forgotten --- and with drastic and unforeseeable results.

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction, Suspense

St. Martin's Press | 9781250099655 | Published April 10, 2018

Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie Ippolitti. Despite her longing for the daughter she hasn’t seen since she was a baby, Maggie is happy too, and she’s even more overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to be a mother to the child she thought she'd lost forever, her only daughter Anna. Maggie and Noah know that having Anna around will change their lives, but they would never have guessed that everything would go wrong, and so quickly. Events take a heartbreaking turn when Anna is murdered and Noah is accused and tried for the heinous crime. Maggie must face not only the devastation of losing her daughter, but the realization that Anna's murder may have been at the hands of a husband she loves.
Circe by Madeline Miller - Family, Fiction, Loss, Love & Romance, Magic, Mythology, Women’s Issues

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316556347 | Published April 10, 2018

Born of the gods, Circe is a strange child --- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she possesses witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with famous mythological figures. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose between the gods she is born from and the mortals she has come to love.

Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots by Nancy Goldstone - Biography, English, Family, History, Nonfiction, Women's History

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316387910 | Published April 10, 2018

DAUGHTERS OF THE WINTER QUEEN: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots recounts the captivating story of four unforgettable sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots. Forced into exile thanks to a broken promise by her father, King James I, Elizabeth --- who became known as “the Winter Queen” --- and her growing family found refuge in Holland, where the glorious art and culture of the Dutch Golden Age formed the backdrop to her daughters' education. Brilliantly researched and captivatingly written, Nancy Goldstone shows how these spirited, passionate women faced danger, tragic loss and betrayal, and by refusing to surrender to adversity, changed the course of history.

Ecstasy by Mary Sharratt - Coming of Age, Culture, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Love & Marriage, Music, Women's History, Women’s Issues

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544800892 | Published April 10, 2018

Gustav Klimt gave Alma her first kiss. Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius abandoned all reason to pursue her. Poet and novelist Franz Werfel described her as “one of the very few magical women that exist.” But who was this woman who brought these most eminent of men to their knees? Coming of age in the midst of a creative and cultural whirlwind, young, beautiful Alma Schindler yearns to make her mark as a composer. A brand-new era of possibility for women is dawning and she is determined to make the most of it. But Alma loses her heart to the great composer Gustav Mahler, nearly 20 years her senior. He demands that she give up her music as a condition for their marriage. Torn by her love and in awe of his genius, how will she remain true to herself and her artistic passion?

Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties by James F. Simon - History, Human Rights, Nonfiction, Politics, Racism, Social Issues

Liveright | 9780871407559 | Published April 10, 2018

The bitter feud between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Chief Justice Earl Warren framed the tumultuous future of the modern civil rights movement. Eisenhower was a gradualist who wanted to coax white Americans in the South into eventually accepting integration, while Warren, author of the Supreme Court’s historic unanimous opinion in Brown v. Board of Education, demanded immediate action to dismantle the segregation of the public school system. EISENHOWER VS. WARREN examines the years of strife between them that led Eisenhower to say that his biggest mistake as president was appointing that “dumb son of a bitch Earl Warren.” This momentous, poisonous relationship --- which continues to reverberate in political and constitutional debates today --- is presented here at last in one volume.

Follow Me: A Freddie Venton and Nasreen Cudmore Mystery by Angela Clarke - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683315506 | Published April 10, 2018

Aspiring journalist Freddie Venton hasn’t seen her old friend Nasreen Cudmore in years. But when she learns Nasreen is a police officer after a chance encounter, Freddie makes a snap decision to follow her when Nasreen gets an urgent callout. Incognito, Freddie visits Nasreen's crime scene where a man’s body lies slumped over his computer, and realizes the victim was a troll. She finds @Apollyon: a Twitter account whose profile picture shows the dead body and the missing murder weapon. The “Hashtag Murderer” posts cryptic clues online, pointing to the next target --- taunting the police, enthralling the press and the public. When @Apollyon follows her, Freddie’s afraid she might be next. Time is running out as she and Nasreen face a desperate struggle to catch this cunning, fame-crazed killer --- and to escape their past demons.

Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris - Culture, Fiction, History, Jewish Interest

Nan A. Talese | 9780385542906 | Published April 10, 2018

Miguel Torres, a young amateur astronomer and descendant of Luis de Torres, a Spanish Jew and Columbus’s interpreter, is trying to understand the mystery that surrounds him and the town he grew up in: Entrada de la Luna. It holds a profound secret that its residents cannot even imagine. It is also a place that ambitious children, such as Miguel, try to leave, a place where luck is unusual. When Miguel sees a flyer for a babysitting job, he begins work for a Jewish family new to the area. Rachel Rothstein is not the sort of parent Miguel expected. A frustrated artist, Rachel moved her family from New York in search of a fresh start, but so far New Mexico has not delivered. Miguel loves the work, yet he is surprised to find many of the Rothstein family’s customs similar to ones he’s grown up with and never understood.

Macbeth by Jo Nesbø - Crime, Fiction, Noir, Retelling, Thriller

Hogarth | 9780553419054 | Published April 10, 2018

In a run-down, rainy industrial town in the 1970s, a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom --- a master of manipulation named Hecate --- has connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way. Hecate’s plot hinges on steadily, insidiously manipulating Inspector Macbeth: the head of SWAT and a man already susceptible to violent and paranoid tendencies. What follows is a story exploring the darkest corners of human nature, and the aspirations of the criminal mind.