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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.

September 2019

Hardcover

The First Stone by Carsten Jensen - Fiction

AmazonCrossing | 9781542044394 | Published September 1, 2019

Dispatched to fight the Taliban as part of the NATO forces, the soldiers of the Third Platoon arrive in a desert hell intent on testing their courage and endurance. Confronted by a betrayal that no military training could prepare them for, the soldiers must embark on a desperate mission to track down an enemy whose methods are as murderous as they are unfathomable. As the hunters become the hunted, the mission turns into a depraved, hallucinatory voyage into an Afghanistan they never knew existed. With the Third Platoon’s most fundamental notions of good and evil called into question, survival becomes their only mission.

The Man with No Borders by Richard C. Morais - Fiction

Little A | 9781542093828 | Published September 1, 2019

It is a time of reckoning for José-Maria Alvarez, an aristocratic Spanish banker living in a Swiss village with his American wife. Nearing the end of a long and tumultuous life, he’s overcome by hallucinatory memories of the past. Among his most cherished memories are those of his boyhood in 1950s Franco-era Spain and the bucolic afternoons he spent salmon fishing with his father, uncle and much-loved younger brother. But these fond reveries are soon eclipsed by something greater. José’s regrets and dark family secrets are flooding back, as is the devastating tragedy that drove José into exile. Now, as his three estranged sons return to their father’s side, José hopes to outpace death long enough to finally put his house in order and exorcise its demons.

Quichotte by Salman Rushdie - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Random House | 9780593132982 | Published September 3, 2019

Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television who falls in impossible love with a TV star. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “Anything-Can-Happen.” Meanwhile, his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own. With the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of Rushdie’s work, the fully realized lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.

A Beginner’s Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations by Pico Iyer - History, Nonfiction, Travel

Knopf | 9780451493958 | Published September 3, 2019

After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly familiar and the strangest place on earth. “Arguably the world’s greatest living travel writer” (Outside). He draws on readings, reflections, and conversations with Japanese friends to illuminate an unknown place for newcomers, and to give longtime residents a look at their home through fresh eyes. Iyer’s adventures and observations as he travels from a meditation-hall to a love-hotel, from West Point to Kyoto Station, make for a constantly surprising series of provocations guaranteed to pique the interest and curiosity of those who don’t know Japan, and to remind those who do of the wide range of fascinations the country and culture contain.

Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Knopf | 9780525521693 | Published September 3, 2019

In 1977 Uruguay, a military government has crushed political dissent with ruthless force. In an environment where citizens are kidnapped, raped and tortured, homosexuality is a dangerous transgression. And yet Romina, Flaca, Anita “La Venus,” Paz, and Malena --- five cantoras, women who “sing” --- sfind on another and then discover an isolated, nearly uninhabited cape, Cabo Polonio, which they claim as their secret sanctuary. Over the next thirty-five years, their lives move back and forth between Cabo Polonio and Montevideo, as they return, sometimes together, sometimes in pairs, with lovers in tow, or alone. And throughout, again and again, the women will be tested–by their families, lovers, society and one another --- as they fight to live authentic lives.

Chasing the Bear: How Bear Bryant and Nick Saban Made Alabama the Greatest College Football Program of All Time by Lars Anderson - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538716489 | Published September 3, 2019

Both Bear Bryant and Nick Saban are undeniable kings of college football, two coaches at Alabama who have each won more national championships-six apiece-than anyone else in the history of the game. Bear Bryant and Nick Saban never met, but they have more in common than either of them realize. Both grew up in small towns --- Bryant in Moro Bottom, Arkansas, a dot on the map, and Saban from Monongah, West Virginia, population five hundred. As a child, Saban pumped gas at his father's service station, washing and waxing cars and doing anything he could to help the business. Bryant's father suffered from multiple physical ailments, which forced Bryant to work to keep the family farm going. But both dreamed of escaping their hometowns, and both used football as the means to do so.

Cold Storage by David Koepp - Adventure, Fiction, Horror, Suspense, Thriller

Ecco | 9780062916433 | Published September 3, 2019

When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. He contained it and buried it in cold storage deep beneath a little-used military repository. Now, after decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. Only Diaz knows how to stop it. He races across the country to help two unwitting security guards --- one an ex-con, the other a single mother. Over one harrowing night, the unlikely trio must figure out how to quarantine this horror again. All they have is luck, fearlessness, and a mordant sense of humor.  Will that be enough to save all of humanity?

Conde Nast: The Man and His Empire by Susan Ronald - Autobiography, Biography, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250180025 | Published September 3, 2019

Condé Nast’s life and career was as high profile and glamourous as his magazines. Moving to New York in the early twentieth century with just the shirt on his back, he soon became the highest paid executive in the United States, acquiring Vogue in 1909 and Vanity Fair in 1913. Alongside his editors, Edna Woolman Chase at Vogue and Frank Crowninshield at Vanity Fair, he built the first-ever international magazine empire, introducing European modern art, style and fashions to an American audience.

Dominicana by Angie Cruz - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Personal Growth

Flatiron Books | 9781250205933 | Published September 3, 2019

Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she has to say yes. It doesn’t matter that he is twice her age, that there is no love between them. Their marriage is an opportunity for her entire close-knit family to eventually immigrate. So on New Year’s Day, 1965, Ana leaves behind everything she knows and becomes Ana Ruiz, a wife confined to a cold six-floor walk-up in Washington Heights. Lonely and miserable, Ana hatches a reckless plan to escape. But at the bus terminal, she is stopped by Cesar, Juan’s free-spirited younger brother, who convinces her to stay.

Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum by Dr. Seuss - Art, Children's 7-11, Children's 8-12, Children's 9-13, Children's 10-14

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780399559129 | Published September 3, 2019

Taking inspiration from Dr. Seuss’s original sketches, acclaimed illustrator Andrew Joyner has created a look that is both subtly Seussian and wholly his own. His whimsical illustrations are combined throughout with “real-life” art. Cameo appearances by classic Dr. Seuss characters (among them the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch and Horton the Elephant) make Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum a playful picture book that is totally unique. Ideal for home or classroom use, it encourages critical thinking and makes a great gift for Seuss fans, artists and horse lovers of all ages.

Elements of Fiction by Walter Mosley - Nonfiction, Reference, Writing

Grove Press | 9780802147639 | Published September 3, 2019

In a series of instructive and conversational chapters, Walter Mosley demonstrates how to master fiction's most essential elements: character and character development, plot and story, voice and narrative, context and description and more. The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process from the blank page to the first draft to rewriting and rewriting again. Throughout, ELEMENTS OF FICTION is enriched by brilliant demonstrative examples that Mosley himself has written here for the first time.

Elements of Fiction by Walter Mosley - Nonfiction, Reference, Writing

Grove Press | 9780802147639 | Published September 3, 2019

Fentanyl, Inc,: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic by Ben Westhoff - Current Affairs, Health, Social Issues, Social Sciences

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802127433 | Published September 3, 2019

A deeply human story, FENTANYL, INC. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. “A whole new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational drug landscape,” writes Ben Westhoff. “These are known as Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and they include replacements for known drugs like heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana. They are synthetic, made in a laboratory, and are much more potent than traditional drugs” --- and all-too-often tragically lethal.

Fly Already: Stories by Etgar Keret - Creative Writing, Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Short Stories

Riverhead Books | 9781594633270 | Published September 3, 2019

In ARTIC LIZARD, a young boy narrates a post-apocalyptic version of the world where a youth army wages an unending war, rewarded by collecting prizes. A father tries to shield his son from the inevitable in FLY ALREADY. In ONE GRAM SHORT, a guy just wants to get a joint to impress a girl and ends up down a rabbit hole of chaos and heartache. And in the masterpiece PINEAPPLE CRUSH, two unlikely people connect through an evening smoke down by the beach, only to have one of them imagine a much deeper relationship.

Missing Person by Sarah Lotz - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316396646 | Published September 3, 2019

Reclusive bookseller Shaun Ryan has always believed that his uncle Teddy died in a car accident twenty years ago. Then he learns the truth: Teddy fled his home in Catholic, deeply conservative County Wicklow, Ireland, for New York and hasn’t been heard from since. None of Shaun’s relatives will reveal why they lied about his uncle’s death or why they want Shaun to leave the whole affair alone. But Shaun has a burning need to find out the truth. His search is unsuccessful until he’s contacted by Chris Guzman, a woman who runs a website dedicated to matching missing-persons cases with unidentified bodies. Chris and her team of cold-case obsessives suspect that Shaun is looking for the “Boy in the Dress,” one victim in a series of gay men murdered by the same killer. Soon armchair sleuths and professional investigators are on a collision course with a sadistic serial killer who’s gotten away with his crimes for far too long --- and now they’re in his sights.

Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Mystery

St. Martin's Press | 9781250200761 | Published September 3, 2019

William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective, and decides, much to his father’s dismay, that rather than become a lawyer like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace, he will join London’s Metropolitan Police Force. After graduating from university, William begins a career that will define his life: from his early months on the beat under the watchful eye of his first mentor, Constable Fred Yates, to his first high-stakes case as a fledgling detective in Scotland Yard’s arts and antiquities squad. Investigating the theft of a priceless Rembrandt painting from the Fitzmolean Museum, he meets Beth Rainsford, a research assistant at the gallery who he falls hopelessly in love with, even as Beth guards a secret of her own that she’s terrified will come to light.

Now You See Me by Chris McGeorge - Crime, Fiction, Mystery

Hanover Square Press | 9781335080875 | Published September 3, 2019

Introducing Standedge Tunnel: the longest canal tunnel in England. Last year six students went in, and two and a half hours later, the boat reappeared on the other side with only one of the students, unconscious, and the dog. The case of the Standedge Six was largely kept from the national media. The police investigation concluded that the only remaining student, Matthew, killed his friends, hid the bodies on the boat and returned later to move them to an undisclosed location. Matthew is in prison...but maintains he is innocent. Robert Ferringham is grieving for his missing wife, Sam. So when Matthew contacts him for help with his case, promising information on Sam, Robert has no choice but to help. But can he trust Matthew? And how will he solve the insolvable case?

Pretty Guilty Women by Gina LaManna - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

Sourcebooks Landmark | 9781492694069 | Published September 3, 2019

Something has gone terribly wrong at the Banks wedding. A man is dead. Four different women rush to offer confessions, each insisting that they committed the crime --- alone. Ginger is holding her family together by a thread, and this wedding weekend is not the fabulous getaway she anticipated.  Kate has enough money to buy her way out of anything. Well, almost anything. Emily can’t shake her reputation or her memories, and she’s planning to drown this whole vacation in a bottle. Lulu has ex-husbands to spare, and another on the way --- as soon as she figures out what the devil the current husband is up to behind her back. Why would they confess to the same murder? Only they know --- and they’re not telling.

The Devil's Slave by Tracy Borman - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literature

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802129451 | Published September 3, 2019

At the end of THE KING'S WITCH, the first book in Tracy Borman’s Stuart-era trilogy, Frances Gorges was pregnant with the child of her dead lover, Thomas Wintour, executed for his role as a conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Now, in THE DEVIL'S SLAVE, Frances is compelled to return to the dissolute and dangerous court where she has been suspected of witchcraft.

The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine - Comedy, Contemporary Fiction, Family Life, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Sarah Crichton Books | 9780374280116 | Published September 3, 2019

THE GRAMMARIANS are Laurel and Daphne Wolfe, identical, inseparable redheaded twins who share an obsession with words. They speak a secret “twin” tongue of their own as toddlers; as adults making their way in 1980s Manhattan, their verbal infatuation continues, but this love, which has always bound them together, begins instead to push them apart. Daphne, copy editor and grammar columnist, devotes herself to preserving the dignity and elegance of Standard English. Laurel, who gives up teaching kindergarten to write poetry, is drawn instead, to the polymorphous chameleon nature of the written and spoken word. Their fraying twinship finally shreds completely when the sisters go to war, absurdly but passionately, over custody of their most prized family heirloom: Merriam Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition.

The Nobody People by Bob Proehl - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction

Del Rey | 9781524798956 | Published September 3, 2019

Avi Hirsch has always known his daughter was different. But when others with incredible, otherworldly gifts reveal themselves to the world,  he has a terrifying revelation: Emmeline is now entering a society where her unique abilities unfairly mark her as a potential threat. Emmeline soon meets others just like her. They are the nobody people --- ordinary individuals with extraordinary gifts who want one only thing: to live as equals in an America that is gripped by fear and hatred. But the government is passing discriminatory laws. Violent mobs are taking to the streets. And one of their own --- an angry young man seething with self-loathing --- has used his power in an act of mass violence that has put a new target on the community.

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Atria Books | 9781476749297 | Published September 3, 2019

1932, Minnesota. The Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O’Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds.

Three Hours by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Quercus | 9781681443386 | Published September 3, 2019

Stockholm, Sweden: Seventy-three refugees have been found dead, suffocated in a container at Varta harbor. Niamey, Niger: Ewert Grens arrives in a city he's never heard of, in search of a man he never thought he would see again.Piet Hoffmann has again got himself in too deep, infiltrating a West African trafficking ring. He thinks he has two weeks to extricate himself, but will learn that his life, and that of countless defenseless people, now hangs on his actions during three desperate hours.

To The Lions by Holly Watt - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

Dutton | 9781524745455 | Published September 3, 2019

Casey Benedict, star reporter at the Post, has infiltrated the lives and exposed the lies of countless politicians and power players. Using her network of contacts, and her ability to slip into whatever identity suits the situation, Casey is always on the search for the next big story, no matter how much danger this might place her in, or what the cost might be, emotionally. Tipped off by an overheard conversation at an exclusive London nightclub, she begins to investigate the apparent suicide of a wealthy young British man whose death has left his fiancée and family devastated.