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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.

July 2018

Hardcover

From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir by Beck Dorey-Stein - Memoir, Nonfiction, Politics

Spiegel & Grau | 9780525509127 | Published July 10, 2018

In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein was just scraping by in DC when a posting on Craigslist landed her, improbably, in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obama's stenographers. The ultimate DC outsider, she joined the elite team who accompanied the president wherever he went, recorder and mic in hand. On whirlwind trips across time zones, Beck forged friendships with a tight group of fellow travelers --- young men and women who, like her, left their real lives behind to hop aboard Air Force One in service of the president. But as she learned the ropes of protocol, Beck became romantically entangled with a consummate DC insider, and suddenly, the political became all too personal.

Half Moon Bay by Alice LaPlante - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Scribner | 9781501190889 | Published July 10, 2018

Jane loses everything when her teenage daughter is killed in a senseless accident. Jane is devastated, but sometime later, she makes one tiny stab at a new life: she moves from San Francisco to the tiny seaside town of Half Moon Bay. She is inconsolable, and yet, as the months go by, she is able to cobble together some version of a job, of friends, of the possibility of peace. And then, children begin to disappear. And soon, Jane sees her own pain reflected in all the parents in the town. She wonders if she will be able to live through the aching loss, the fear all around her. But as the disappearances continue, she begins to see that what her neighbors are wondering is if it is Jane herself who has unleashed the horror of loss.

The Amazing Adventures of Aaron Broom by A. E. Hotchner - Culture, Fiction

Nan A. Talese | 9780385543583 | Published July 10, 2018

Street-savvy, almost-thirteen-year-old Aaron Broom is guarding his father's car when he witnesses a robbery gone wrong in a jewlery store across the street. To Aaron's shock, his father, a travelling watch salesman in the wrong place at the wrong time, is fingered as the prime suspect in the murder. Undaunted, Aaron enlists an unlikely band of friends and helpful adults to clear his father's name. His unusual mission is complicated by the painful realities of the Depression. In his search for justice, Aaron draws upon the resources of a world-weary paperboy, an aspiring teen journalist, a kindly lawyer, and a neighborhood friend with a penchant for baking.
The Lido by Libby Page - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship

Simon & Schuster | 9781501182037 | Published July 10, 2018

Rosemary Peterson has lived in Brixton, London, all her life but everything is changing. The library has closed and the family grocery store has become a trendy bar. And now the lido, an outdoor pool where she's swum daily since its opening, is threatened with closure by a local housing developer. It was at the lido that Rosemary escaped the devastation of World War II; here she fell in love with her husband, George; here she found community during her marriage and since George’s death. Kate Matthews, a once promising writer, now covers forgettable stories for her local paper. That is, until she’s assigned to write about the lido’s closing. Soon Kate’s portrait of the pool focuses on a singular woman: Rosemary.
The Romanov Empress: A Novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna by C.W. Gortner - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780425286166 | Published July 10, 2018

Narrated by the mother of Russia’s last tsar, this vivid, historically authentic novel brings to life the courageous story of Maria Feodorovna, one of Imperial Russia’s most compelling women, who witnessed the splendor and tragic downfall of the Romanovs as she fought to save her dynasty in its final years. From the opulent palaces of St. Petersburg and the intrigue-laced salons of the aristocracy to the World War I battlefields and the bloodied countryside occupied by the Bolsheviks, C. W. Gortner sweeps us into the anarchic fall of an empire and the complex, bold heart of the woman who tried to save it.
The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062660343 | Published July 10, 2018

In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. When her beautiful mother marries Hugh Fisher, Miranda is catapulted into a heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, status and swimming pools. Isobel Fisher, Miranda’s new stepsister, is eager to draw Miranda into the arcane customs of Winthrop society. Uneasy among Isobel’s privileged friends, she finds herself drawn to Joseph Vargas, who has enjoyed an intense, complex friendship with Isobel. As the summer winds to its end, Miranda is caught in a catastrophe that will shatter Winthrop’s hard-won tranquility and banish her from the island for nearly two decades.

When We Found Home by Susan Mallery - Family Life, Fiction, Women's Fiction

HQN | 9780373802500 | Published July 10, 2018

Callie Smith doesn’t know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister --- Malcolm, who grew up with affection, wealth and privilege, and Keira, a streetwise twelve-year-old. Despite her trepidation, she moves into the grand family home with her siblings and grandfather on the shores of Lake Washington, hoping this will be a new start. Callie and Keira get along, but not with Malcolm. Becoming a family will take patience, humor, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of love.
Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber - Family, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780399181252 | Published July 17, 2018

Annie Marlow has been through the worst so she heads to the one place that makes her happy: Oceanside in the Pacific Northwest, the destination of her past. She begins to restore her broken spirit, thanks to one person in particular: a local painter, Keaton, whose large frame is equal to his big heart --- and who helps Annie fix up her rental cottage by the sea. The two grow closer, but when the opportunity of a lifetime lands in her lap, she is torn between the excitement of a new journey toward success and the safe and secure arms of the haven and the man she’s come to call home.

The Family Tabor by Cherise Wolas - Family Life, Fiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250081452 | Published July 17, 2018

Harry Tabor is about to be named Man of the Decade, a distinction that feels like the culmination of a life well lived, a perfect life. His wife, his daughters, his son and more family come together in Palm Springs for a weekend of celebration. But almost immediately, cracks begin to appear in this smooth façade. His son Simon hasn’t been sleeping through the night, his daughter Camille can’t decide what she wants to do with her life, his other daughter Phoebe is a little too cagey about her new boyfriend, his wife Roma knows her children are hiding things from her. And Harry is haunted by the long-buried secret that drove him, decades ago, to relocate his young family from Connecticut to the California desert. As the ceremony nears and the family splinters, the Tabors must each face up to the imperfections they’ve suppressed for so long. 
A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062678256 | Published July 24, 2018

The New York Times bestselling author of NO TIME FOR GOODBYE returns with a haunting psychological thriller that blends the twists and turns of Gillian Flynn with the driving suspense of Harlan Coben, in which a man is troubled by odd sounds for which there is no rational explanation.

Believe Me by JP Delaney - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Ballantine Books | 9781101966310 | Published July 24, 2018

A struggling actor, a Brit in America without a green card, Claire needs work and money to survive. Then she gets both. But nothing like she expected. Claire agrees to become a decoy for a firm of divorce lawyers. Hired to entrap straying husbands, she must catch them on tape with their seductive propositions. The rules? Never hit on the mark directly. Make it clear you’re available, but he has to proposition you, not the other way around. The firm is after evidence, not coercion. The innocent have nothing to hide. Then the game changes. When the wife of one of Claire’s targets is violently murdered, the cops are sure the husband is to blame. Desperate to catch him before he kills again, they enlist Claire to lure him into a confession.

The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Dutton | 9781524741860 | Published July 31, 2018

After years of working hard toward a life more stable than the one she grew up in, Hannah is finally about to have everything she ever wanted. With a high-paying job, a Manhattan apartment, and a boyfriend about to propose, all she and Ethan have to do is make it through the last couple of weeks of grad school. But when, on a romantic weekend trip to Sonoma, Hannah is spontaneously offered a marketing job at a family-run winery they visit and doesn't immediately refuse, their meticulously planned forever threatens to come crashing down. And then Hannah impulsively does the unthinkable --- she takes a leap of faith.

Paperback

Fateful Mornings: A Henry Farrell Novel by Tom Bouman - Fiction, Mystery

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393355901 | Published July 3, 2018

In Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, summer has brought Officer Henry Farrell nothing but trouble. Heroin has arrived with a surge in burglaries and other crime. When local carpenter Kevin O’Keeffe admits that he shot a man and that his girlfriend, Penny, is missing, the search leads the small-town cop to an industrial vice district across state lines that has already ensnared more than one of his neighbors. With the patience of a hunter, Farrell ventures into a world of shadow beyond the fields and forests of home.

Class Mom by Laurie Gelman - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Humor, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250192561 | Published July 24, 2018

Jen Dixon is not your typical Kansas City kindergarten class mom --- or mom in general. She has two college-age daughters by two different (probably) musicians, and it’s her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max --- this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA President sees her as the “wisest” candidate for the job (or oldest), not all of the other parents agree. Throw in an old flame from Jen’s past, a hyper-sensitive “allergy mom,” a surprisingly sexy kindergarten teacher, and an impossible-to-please Real Housewife-wannabe, causing problems at every turn, and the job really becomes much more than she signed up for.