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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.

August 2019

Hardcover

The Inn by James Patterson and Candice Fox - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Little, Brown & Company | 9780316527583 | Published August 5, 2019

The Inn at Gloucester stands alone. Its seclusion suits former detective Bill Robinson. As long as the dozen residents pay their rent, Robinson doesn't ask any questions.Then Mitchell Cline arrives, with a deadly new way of doing business. His crew of local killers break laws, deal drugs and bring violence to the doors of the Inn. That's when Robinson realizes, with the help of journalist Susan Solie, that leaving the city is no escape from the reality of evil --- or the responsibility for action.
A Particular Kind of Black Man: A Novel by Tope Folarin - African American Interest, Family Life, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Personal Growth

Simon & Schuster | 9781501171819 | Published August 6, 2019

Living in small-town Utah has always been an uneasy fit for Tunde Akinola’s family, especially for his Nigeria-born parents. Tunde’s father, ever the optimist, works tirelessly chasing his American dream while his wife, lonely in Utah without family and friends, sinks deeper into schizophrenia. Then one otherwise-ordinary morning, Tunde’s mother wakes him with a hug, bundles him and his baby brother into the car, and takes them away from the only home they’ve ever known.

The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell - Biography, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Women's History

Atria Books | 9781982109585 | Published August 6, 2019

In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She’s spent her whole life in the copper-mining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risk their lives for meager salaries --- and had barely enough to put food on the table and clothes on their backs. The women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their husbands and sons deep underground each day, dreading the fateful call of the company man telling them their loved ones aren’t coming home. When Annie decides to stand up for herself, and the entire town of Calumet, nearly everyone believes she may have taken on more than she is prepared to handle.

All the Water in the World: A Novel by Karen Raney - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Parenting, Personal Growth

Scribner | 9781982108694 | Published August 6, 2019

ALL THE WATER IN THE WORLD is the story of a family doing its best when faced with the worst. Told in the alternating voices of Maddy and her mother Eve the narrative moves between the family’s lake house in Pennsylvania; their home in Washington, DC; and London, where Maddy’s father, Antonio, lives. Hungry for experience, Maddy seeks out her first romantic relationship, finds solace in music and art, and tracks down Antonio. She continually tests the depths and limits of her closeness with her mother, while Eve has to come to terms with the daughter she only partly knows, in a world she can’t control.

Barnum: An American Life by Robert Wilson - Biography, History, Performing Arts

Simon & Schuster | 9781501118623 | Published August 6, 2019

Robert Wilson, editor of THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR, tells a gripping story in BARNUM, one that’s imbued with the same buoyant spirit as the man himself. Wilson adeptly makes the case for P. T. Barnum’s place among the icons of American history, as a figure who represented, and indeed created, a distinctly American sense of optimism, industriousness humor and relentless energy.

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton - Animals , Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538745823 | Published August 6, 2019

S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures. Then Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies fail to cure Big Jim's debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out with Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity's extinction has seemingly arrived and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education.

Outfox by Sandra Brown - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455572199 | Published August 6, 2019

FBI agent Drex Easton is driven by a goal: to outmaneuver the conman once known as Weston Graham. Over the past 30 years, Weston has assumed many names and countless disguises, enabling him to lure eight wealthy women out of their fortunes before they disappeared without a trace. The only common trait among the victims: a new man in their life who also vanished. Drex is convinced that these women have been murdered, and that the man he knows as Weston Graham is the sociopath responsible. 
Jasper Ford is married to Talia Shafer. The closer he gets to the couple, the more convinced he becomes that Jasper is the predator.
The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense

Ballantine Books | 9781524796747 | Published August 6, 2019

Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. He’s a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative start-ups. He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid surfer, a loving mother to their young son, and the perfect wife. He says she had a terrible accident five years ago and that, through a huge technological breakthrough, she has been brought back from the abyss. She is a miracle of science. 
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery/Scout Press | 978-1501188770 | Published August 6, 2019

When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss --- a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten --- by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare --- one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

We Are All Good People Here by Susan Rebecca White - Fiction, Friendship, Literary, Literary Fiction, Politics

Atria Books | 9781451608915 | Published August 6, 2019

Eve Whalen, privileged child of an old-money Atlanta family, meets Daniella Gold in the fall of 1962, on their first day at Belmont College. Paired as roommates, the two become fast friends. Daniella, raised in Georgetown by a Jewish father and a Methodist mother, has always felt caught between two worlds. But at Belmont, her bond with Eve allows her to finally experience a sense of belonging. That is, until the girls’ expanding awareness of the South’s systematic injustice forces them to question everything they thought they knew about the world and their places in it.

The Doll Factory: A Novel by Elizabeth Macneal - Fiction, Gothic, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Atria | 9781982106768 | Published August 13, 2019

When Iris is asked to model for Pre-Raphaelite artist Louis Frost, In 1850s London, she agrees on the condition that he will also teach her to paint. Suddenly, her world begins to expand beyond her wildest dreams --- but she has no idea that evil is waiting in the shadows. Silas has only thought of one thing since that chance meeting, and his obsession is darkening by the day.

A Keeper by Graham Norton - Family, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Motherhood, Women's Fiction

Atria Books | 9781982117764 | Published August 13, 2019

When Elizabeth Keane returns to Ireland after her mother’s death, she’s focused only on saying goodbye to that dark and dismal part of her life. Her childhood home is packed solid with useless junk, her mother’s presence already fading. But within this mess, she discovers a small stash of letters --- and ultimately, the truth.
 

Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention by Donna Freitas - Fiction, Sociology

Little, Brown and Company | 978-0316450522 | Published August 13, 2019

Donna Freitas has lived two lives. In one life, she is a well-published author and respected scholar. In the other, she is a victim, because she was stalked by her graduate professor for more than two years. She felt at home in the library and safe in the book-lined offices of scholars whom she admired. But during her first year, one particular scholar became obsessed with Freitas' academic enthusiasm. He wouldn't go away. While his attraction was not overtly sexual, it was undeniably inappropriate, and most importantly ---unwanted. 

Inland by Téa Obreht - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Western

Random House | 9780812992861 | Published August 13, 2019

In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life --- her husband and her elder sons. She is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home. Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West.
Miami Midnight by Alex Segura - Crime, Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery

Polis Books | 978-1947993594 | Published August 13, 2019

A year has passed since Pete Fernandez’s latest, closest brush with death. After months of recovery, the newly sober Pete has managed to rebuild his life, contentedly running a small Miami bookstore and steering clear of the dangers of private eye work. So when an aging Cuban mobster asks Pete to find out who killed his drug-addicted, jazz pianist son and to locate his missing daughter-in-law, Pete balks. Until another victim suggests that the murder of the gangster’s son may be connected to the people that nearly ended Pete’s life, while revealing an unexpected, dangerous truth about the death of the Miami PI's own mother. Pulled back into the darkness and chaos he'd desperately tried to avoid, Pete finds his life derailed once more as he's forced to investigate a murder that should have never gone cold while dodging assassins' bullets and his own demons.

Play with Fire by William Shaw - Fiction, Historical Mystery, History, Mystery

Mulholland Books | 9780316563345 | Published August 13, 2019

In the summer of '69, the hard-living rockers of the British Invasion still rule London when former Rolling Stone Brian Jones is found floating in the pool of his palatial home. On a quiet residential block that should be far removed from the swinging party scene, Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen investigates the murder of a young woman. As DS Breen hones in on his prime target, he receives a pointed warning: Watch your back.
Fortunately, Breen doesn't have to work alone. His partner Helen Tozer, despite the pregnancy that's interrupted her policing career, can't help being drawn into the case of a girl used and cast aside.
The Dearly Beloved: A Novel by Cara Wall - Family Life, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781982104528 | Published August 13, 2019

Charles and Lily, James and Nan. They meet in Greenwich Village in 1963 when Charles and James are jointly hired to steward the historic Third Presbyterian Church through turbulent times. Their personal differences however, threaten to tear them apart. Charles is destined to succeed his father as an esteemed professor of history at Harvard, until an unorthodox lecture about faith leads him to ministry. How then, can he fall in love with Lily --- fiercely intellectual, elegantly stern --- after she tells him with certainty that she will never believe in God? And yet, how can he not?

The Warning by James Patterson and Robison Wells - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538714966 | Published August 13, 2019

A small southern town was evacuated after a freak power-plant accident. Mount Hope natives Maggie and Jordan quickly discover that their hometown is not as it was before. 
As friends and family morph into terrifying strangers, the Maggie and Jordan increasingly turn to each other. Their determination to discover who --- or what --- has taken control of Mount Hope soon has them in the cross-hairs of a presence more sinister than any they could have imagined. 
The Winemaker's Wife by Kristin Harmel - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Holocaust, Love & Romance, Women's Fiction

Gallery Books | 9781982112295 | Published August 13, 2019

Champagne, 1940: Inès has just married Michel, the owner of storied champagne house Maison Chauveau, when the Germans invade. As the danger mounts, Michel turns his back on his marriage to begin hiding munitions for the Résistance. Inès fears they’ll be exposed, but for Céline, half-Jewish wife of Chauveau’s chef de cave, the risk is even greater --- rumors abound of Jews being shipped east to an unspeakable fate.

The Winemaker's Wife by Kristin Harmel - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Gallery Books | 9781982112295 | Published August 13, 2019

Champagne, 1940: Inès has just married Michel, the owner of storied champagne house Maison Chauveau, when the Germans invade. As the danger mounts, Michel turns his back on his marriage to begin hiding munitions for the Résistance. Inès fears they’ll be exposed, but for Céline, half-Jewish wife of Chauveau’s chef de cave, the risk is even greater --- rumors abound of Jews being shipped east to an unspeakable fate.

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center - Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250047328 | Published August 13, 2019

Cassie Hanwell is one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse and she's a total pro at other people's tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to give up her whole life and move to Boston, Cassie suddenly has an emergency of her own. The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie's old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren't exactly thrilled to have a "lady" on the crew. Except for the infatuation-inspiring rookie, who doesn't seem to mind having Cassie around.
Going Dutch by James Gregor - Family, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Personal Growth, Sexuality

Simon & Schuster | 9781982103194 | Published August 20, 2019

Exhausted by dead-end forays in the gay dating scene, surrounded constantly by friends but deeply lonely in New York City, and drifting into academic abyss, twenty-something graduate student Richard has plenty of sources of anxiety. But at the forefront is his crippling writer’s block, which threatens daily to derail his graduate funding and leave Richard poor, directionless, and desperately single. Enter Anne: his brilliant classmate who offers to “help” Richard write his papers in exchange for his company, despite Richard’s fairly obvious sexual orientation.

Nights in White Castle by Steve Rushin - Fiction, Sports

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316419437 | Published August 20, 2019

It begins in Bloomington, Minnesota, with a 13-year-old kid staging his own author photo that he hopes will someday grace the cover of a book jacket. And it ends at a desk in the legendary Time & Life building, with that same boy-now in his early 20s and writing professionally-reflecting on how the hell he got there from what seems like a distant universe. In between, Steve Rushin whisks us along on an extraordinarily funny, tender and altogether unforgettable journey.
 
Old Bones by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538747223 | Published August 20, 2019

Nora Kelly is approached by historian Clive Benton to lead a team in search of the so-called "Lost Camp" of the tragic Donner Party. This was a group of pioneers who earned a terrible place in American history when they became snow-bound in the California mountains. Benton tells Kelly he has stumbled upon an amazing find: the long-sought diary of one of the victims. Once in the mountains, however, they learn that discovering the camp is only they first step in a mounting journey of fear. Corrie Swanson is assigned the case...only to find that her first investigation may be her last.

The Warehouse by Rob Hart - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Crown | 9781984823793 | Published August 20, 2019

Paxton never thought he’d be working for Cloud, the giant tech company that’s eaten much of the American economy. Much less that he’d be moving into one of the company’s sprawling live-work facilities. But compared to what’s left outside, Cloud’s bland chainstore life of gleaming entertainment halls, open-plan offices and vast warehouses…well, it doesn’t seem so bad. It’s more than anyone else is offering. Zinnia never thought she’d be infiltrating Cloud. But now she’s undercover, inside the walls, risking it all to ferret out the company’s darkest secrets. And Paxton, with his ordinary little hopes and fears? He just might make the perfect pawn. If she can bear to sacrifice him.