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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.

March 2024

Hardcover

3 Shades of Blue: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, and the Lost Empire of Cool by James Kaplan - History, Music, Nonfiction

Penguin Press | 9780525561002 | Published March 5, 2024

In 1959, America’s great indigenous art form, jazz, reached the height of its power and popularity, thanks to a number of Black geniuses so legendary they go by one name --- Monk, Mingus, Rollins, Coltrane, and, above all, Miles. 1959 saw Miles, Coltrane, Bill Evans and more come together to record what is widely considered the greatest jazz album of all time, and certainly the bestselling: Kind of Blue. But above all, 3 SHADES OF BLUE is a book about three very different men --- their struggles, their choices, their tragedies, their greatness. Bill Evans had a gruesome downward spiral; John Coltrane took the mystic’s path into a space far away from mainstream concerns. Miles had three or four sea changes in him before the end. 

A Good Bad Boy: Luke Perry and How a Generation Grew Up by Margaret Wappler - Biography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Popular Culture

Simon & Schuster | 9781668006269 | Published March 5, 2024

Best known for playing loner rebel Dylan McKay in "Beverly Hills 90210," Luke Perry was 52 years old when he died of a stroke in 2019. Gen X was reminded of their own inescapable mortality and robbed of an exciting career resurgence for one of their most cherished icons. Only upon his death did it become clear how little was known about the exceedingly humble actor and how deeply he impacted popular culture. In A GOOD BAD BOY, Margaret Wappler uses an inventive hybrid narrative to understand who Perry was and why he was unique among his Hollywood peers. She speaks with dozens who knew Perry personally and professionally and listens to their insightful anecdotes. Wappler weaves poignant vignettes of memoir to show how Perry shaped a generation’s views on masculinity, privilege and the ideal of “cool.”

American Spirits by Russell Banks - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Knopf | 9780593536773 | Published March 5, 2024

A husband sells property to a mysterious, temperamental stranger, and is hounded on social media when he publicly questions the man’s character. A couple grows concerned when an enigmatic family moves next door, and the children start sneaking over to beg for help. Two dangerous criminals kidnap an elderly couple and begin blackmailing their grandson, demanding that he pay back what he owes. Suspenseful, thrilling and expertly crafted, AMERICAN SPIRITS explores the hostile undercurrents of our communities and American politics at large, as well as the ways local tragedies can be both devastating and, somehow, everyday. 

Anita de Monte Laughs Last by Xochitl Gonzalez - Fiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250786210 | Published March 5, 2024

In 1985, Anita de Monte, a rising star in the art world, is found dead in New York City. But by 1998, Anita’s name has been all but forgotten --- certainly by the time Raquel, a third-year art history student, is preparing her final thesis. On College Hill, surrounded by privileged students whose futures are already paved out for them, Raquel feels like an outsider. Students of color, like her, are the minority there, and the pressure to work twice as hard for the same opportunities is no secret. But when Raquel becomes romantically involved with a well-connected older art student, she finds herself unexpectedly rising up the social ranks. As she attempts to straddle both worlds, she stumbles upon Anita’s story, raising questions about the dynamics of her own relationship, which eerily mirrors that of the forgotten artist.

Baby X by Kira Peikoff - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Crooked Lane Books | 9781639106332 | Published March 5, 2024

In the near-future United States, where advanced technology can create egg or sperm from any person’s cells, celebrities face the alarming potential of meeting biological children they never conceived. Famous singer Trace Thorne is tired of being targeted by the Vault, a black market site devoted to stealing DNA. He hires bio-security guard Ember Ryan to ensure his biological safety. Ember knows all the Vault’s tricks and has prevented countless DNA thefts. Working for Thorne, her focus becomes split when she begins to fall for him, but she knows she hasn’t let anything slip ---love or not, his DNA is safe. But then she and Thorne are confronted by a pregnant woman, Quinn, who claims that Thorne is the father of her baby, and all bets are off.

Big Time by Ben H. Winters - Dystopian, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316305778 | Published March 5, 2024

What if time could be taken from us? What would it mean for the world? And what would it do to the person from whom it’s taken? Grace Berney is a mid-level bureaucrat in the Food and Drug Administration, a woman who once brimmed with purpose but somehow turned into a middle-aged single mom with a dull government job and a melancholy sense that life has passed her by. Until the night a strange photo comes across her desk, of a young woman in a hospital bed who has been subjected to a mysterious procedure. Against orders and against common sense, Grace sets out to bring the girl to safety, and finds herself risking her job, her future and her life on whether she can find the missing girl before an obsessive and violent mercenary who’s also looking.

Bye, Baby by Carola Lovering - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250289360 | Published March 5, 2024

On a brisk fall night in a New York apartment, 35-year-old Billie West hears terrified screams. It's her lifelong best friend Cassie Barnwell, one floor above, and she's just realized her infant daughter has gone missing. Billie is shaken as she looks down into her own arms to see the baby, remembering --- with a jolt of fear --- that she is responsible for the kidnapping that has instantly shattered Cassie’s world.

Every Single Secret by Christina Dodd - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Canary Street Press | 9781335008503 | Published March 5, 2024

In an isolated lighthouse on the California coast, Rowan Winterbourne lives a solitary life with only her secrets for company. For she has a mission that drives her --- to avenge herself against Gregory Torval, the powerful drug and arms dealer who murdered her mother and vowed to eliminate everyone in her family. Then Joe Grantham arrives at her door and, for the first time, Rowan lets her guard down --- a dangerous mistake when he blackmails her to go with him to Torval's private island. There Torval’s decadent birthday celebration rages, and while Joe pursues his own agenda, she’ll provide the perfect distraction. As dark truths are uncovered, one by one, Rowan recognizes her last chance for the revenge has come. But is it worth everything she must sacrifice to get out alive?

Finlay Donovan Rolls the Dice by Elle Cosimano - Fiction, Humor, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250846006 | Published March 5, 2024

Finlay Donovan and her nanny/partner-in-crime, Vero, plan a trip to Atlantic City. But odds are it won’t be all fun and games --- seeing as it’s actually a cover story to negotiate a deal with a dangerous loan shark; save Vero’s childhood crush, Javi, from a kidnapper, Marco; and hunt down a stolen car. When they sneak into the loan shark’s suite to search for clues, they find more than they bargained for: Marco is already dead. They don’t know who murdered him, only that they themselves have a very convincing motive. Will Finlay fold under the pressure and come clean about the things she’s done, or be forced to double down?

Fruit of the Dead by Rachel Lyon - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction

Scribner | 9781668020852 | Published March 5, 2024

Camp counselor Cory Ansel, 18 and aimless, afraid to face her high-strung single mother in New York, is no longer sure where home is when the father of one of her campers offers an alternative. The CEO of a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, Rolo Picazo is middle-aged, divorced, magnetic and intoxicated by Cory. When Rolo proffers a childcare job (and an NDA), Cory quiets an internal warning and allows herself to be ferried to his private island. Plied with luxury and opiates, she continues to tell herself she’s in charge. Her mother, Emer, head of a teetering agricultural NGO, senses otherwise. Emer crosses land and sea to heed a cry for help she alone is convinced she hears. FRUIT OF THE DEAD reinvents Persephone and Demeter’s story with a light touch and devastating precision.

Galway Confidential: A Jack Taylor Mystery by Ken Bruen - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9781613164792 | Published March 5, 2024

Jack Taylor wakes up from a coma to discover that with the pandemic, much of the world has changed since he last walked the streets of Galway. Now, as Jack recovers from the attack that put him in the hospital and absorbs the changes in the world around him, a woman approaches him with a distressing case: two local nuns have been bludgeoned by a mysterious man wielding a hammer, and more are sure to follow. As the police fail to act while the violence against the Sisters escalates, Jack seems like their only hope. Initially wary of becoming involved in the investigation, Jack finds he cannot stay away from the mystery surrounding these vicious attacks. He also cannot shake a feeling of darkness that has haunted him since he awoke from his coma --- a darkness that is far too close for comfort.

Ghost Dogs: On Killers and Kin by Andre Dubus III - Essays, Memoir, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9781324000440 | Published March 5, 2024

During childhood summers in Louisiana, Andre Dubus III’s grandfather taught him that men’s work is hard. As an adult, whether tracking down a drug lord in Mexico as a bounty hunter or grappling with privilege while living with a rich girlfriend in New York City, Dubus worked --- at being a better worker and a better human being. In GHOST DOGS, Dubus’s nonfiction prowess is on full display in his retelling of his own successes, failures, triumphs and pain. He writes of a violent youth and of settled domesticity and fatherhood, about the omnipresent expectations and contradictions of masculinity, about the things writers remember and those they forget. GHOST DOGS renders moments of personal revelation with emotional generosity and stylistic grace, standing as testimony to the art of the essay.

Help Wanted by Adelle Waldman - Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9781324020448 | Published March 5, 2024

Every day at 3:55 in the morning, members of Team Movement clock in for their shift at big-box store Town Square in a small upstate New York town. Under the eyes of a self-absorbed and barely competent boss, they do stock work and scatter before the store opens and customers arrive. Their lives follow a familiar if grueling routine, but their real problem is that Town Square doesn’t schedule them for enough hours --- most of them are barely getting by, even while working second or third jobs. When store manager Big Will announces he is leaving, the members of Movement spot an opportunity. If they play their cards right, one of them just might land a management job with stability and the possibility for advancement. The members of Team Movement band together to set a just-so-crazy-it-might-work plot in motion.

Here After: A Memoir by Amy Lin - Memoir, Nonfiction

Zibby Books | 9781958506325 | Published March 5, 2024

Amy Lin never expected to find a love like the one she shares with her husband, Kurtis, a gifted young architect who pulls her toward joy, adventure and greater self-acceptance. On a sweltering August morning, only a few months shy of the newlyweds’ move to Vancouver, 32-year-old Kurtis heads out to run a half-marathon. It’s the last time she sees her husband alive. What follows is a rich and unflinchingly honest portrayal of her life with Kurtis, the vortex created by his death and the ongoing struggle Amy faces as she attempts to understand her own experience in the context of commonly held “truths” about what the grieving process looks like. HERE AFTER is an intimate story of deep love followed by dizzying loss.

Island Rule: Stories by Katie M. Flynn - Fiction, Short Stories

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781982122201 | Published March 5, 2024

An angry mother turns into a literal monster. A company in San Francisco can scrub your entire reputation and create a new one...for a price. A failed actor on a reality show turns into an unlikely world savior. And much more. Through each of these 12 interconnected stories, Katie Flynn masterfully blends people, places and even realities. From a powerful and “radiant” (Kassandra Montag, author of AFTER THE FLOOD) new literary voice to be reckoned with, this collection will stay with you after you turn the final page.

Listen for the Lie by Amy Tintera - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Celadon Books | 9781250880314 | Published March 5, 2024

After Lucy is found wandering the streets, covered in her best friend Savvy’s blood, everyone thinks she is a murderer. Lucy and Savvy were the golden girls of their small Texas town: pretty, smart and enviable. Lucy married a dream guy with a big ring and an even bigger new home. Savvy was the social butterfly loved by all, and if you believe the rumors, especially popular with the men in town. It’s been years since that horrible night, a night Lucy can’t remember anything about and she has since moved to LA and started a new life.

Murder at la Villette: An Aimée Leduc Investigation by Cara Black - Fiction, Mystery

Soho Crime | 9781641294478 | Published March 5, 2024

Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc doesn’t know that her life is about to be upended. Her ex, Melac, has been hounding her to move their daughter to Brittany. Aimée is fed up with his threats to take her to court and has stopped answering his calls. Which is why she doesn’t know he’s waiting for her by the Bassin de la Villette. When she finds him there, bleeding in the canal, he has just been stabbed by an assailant, who knocks Aimée unconscious and plants the bloody knife in her hands. Now Aimée is in police custody with overwhelming evidence pointing to her as Melac’s killer. She must figure out who murdered Melac. Cut off from her typical network and forced to operate under multiple layers of cover, Aimée must go deep into the underbelly of Paris’s 19th arrondissement on her hunt for justice.

Murder Road by Simone St. James - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780593200384 | Published March 5, 2024

April and Eddie have taken a wrong turn. When they spot what appears to a lone hitchhiker along the deserted road, they stop to help. But not long after the hitchiker gets into their car, they see the blood seeping from her jacket and a truck barreling down Atticus Line after them. When the hitchhiker dies at the local hospital, April and Eddie find themselves in the crosshairs of the Coldlake Falls police. Unexplained murders have been happening along Atticus Line for years and the cops finally have two witnesses who easily become their only suspects. As April and Eddie start to dig into the history of the town and that horrible stretch of road to clear their names, they soon learn that there is something supernatural at work, something that could not only tear the town and its dark secrets apart, but take April and Eddie down with it all.

Never Too Late by Danielle Steel - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780593498408 | Published March 5, 2024

Recently widowed Kezia Cooper Hobson moves into a beautiful midtown penthouse in New York, determined to make a fresh start in the city that she has always loved. It is also where her two adult daughters now live. Kezia settles and meets her movie-star next-door neighbor, Sam Stewart, whose terrace borders hers. When a devastating crisis strikes New York City, Kezia and Sam find themselves connecting over their strong impulse to help those in need. As they share a life-changing experience of volunteering, a bond is sparked and a friendship is formed. Kezia’s daughters, Kate and Felicity, are taken aback by their mother’s new friendship, both more focused on their own love lives than hers. But Kezia is learning that the changes she’s making are just what she needs to open new horizons.

Parasol Against the Axe by Helen Oyeyemi - Fiction, Magical Realism

Riverhead Books | 9780593192368 | Published March 5, 2024

For reasons of her own, Hero Tojosoa accepts an invitation she was half expected to decline and finds herself in Prague on a bachelorette weekend hosted by her estranged friend, Sofie. Little does she know she has arrived in a city with a penchant for playing tricks on the unsuspecting. A book Hero has brought with her seems to be warping her mind: the text changes depending on when it’s being read and who’s doing the reading, revealing startling new stories of fictional Praguers past and present. Uninvited companions appear at bachelorette activities and at city landmarks, offering opinions, humor and even a taste of treachery. When a third woman from Hero and Sofie’s past appears unexpectedly, the tensions between the friends’ different accounts of the past reach a new level.

Say Hello to My Little Friend by Jennine Capo Crucet - Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781668023327 | Published March 5, 2024

Failed Pitbull impersonator Ismael Reyes --- you can call him Izzy --- might not be the Scarface type, but why should that keep him from trying? Growing up in Miami has shaped him into someone who dreams of being the King of the 305. After receiving a cease-and-desist letter from Pitbull’s legal team, Izzy embarks on a quest to turn himself into a modern-day Tony Montana. When Izzy’s efforts lead him to the tank that houses Lolita, a captive orca at the Miami Seaquarium, she proves just how powerful she and the water surrounding her really are --- permeating everything from Miami’s sinking streets to Izzy’s memories to the very heart of the novel itself. As the truth surrounding Izzy’s boyhood escape from Cuba surfaces, the novel reckons with the forces of nature, with the limits and absence of love and with the dangers of pursuing a tragic inheritance.

Starry Field: A Memoir of Lost History by Margaret Juhae Lee - Memoir, Nonfiction

Melville House | 9781685890933 | Published March 5, 2024

Margaret Juhae Lee never heard about her grandfather, Lee Chul Ha, whose history was lost in early 20th-century Korea and guarded by Margaret’s grandmother, who Chul Ha left widowed in 1936 with two young sons. To his surviving family, Lee Chul Ha was a criminal, and his granddaughter was determined to figure out why. Combining investigative journalism, oral history and archival research, Margaret reveals the truth: Lee Chul Ha was not a source of shame; he was a student hero. Through interviews with her grandmother, Margaret finally finds a sense of recognition she’s been missing her entire life. A story of healing old wounds and reputations, STARRY FIELD bridges the tales of two women, generations and oceans apart, who share the desire to build family in someplace called home.

The Extinction of Irena Rey by Jennifer Croft - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781639731701 | Published March 5, 2024

Eight translators arrive at a house in a primeval Polish forest on the border of Belarus. It belongs to the world-renowned author Irena Rey, and they are there to translate her magnum opus, Gray Eminence. But within days of their arrival, Irena disappears without a trace. The translators, who hail from eight different countries but share the same reverence for their beloved author, begin to investigate where she may have gone while proceeding with work on her masterpiece. They explore this ancient wooded refuge with its intoxicating slime molds and lichens and study her exotic belongings and layered texts for clues. But doing so reveals secrets-and deceptions-of Irena Rey's that they are utterly unprepared for. Forced to face their differences as they grow increasingly paranoid in this fever dream of isolation and obsession, soon the translators are tangled up in a web of rivalries and desire, threatening not only their work but the fate of their beloved author herself.

The Great Divide by Cristina Henríquez - Fiction

Ecco | 9780063291324 | Published March 5, 2024

For Francisco, a local fisherman who resents the foreign powers clamoring for a slice of his country, nothing is more upsetting than the decision of his son, Omar, to work as a digger in the excavation zone. Ada Bunting is a bold sixteen-year-old from Barbados who arrives in Panama as a stowaway alongside thousands of other West Indians seeking work. When she sees a young man --- Omar --- who has collapsed after a grueling shift, she is the only one who rushes to his aid. John Oswald has dedicated his life to scientific research and has journeyed to Panama in single-minded pursuit of one goal: eliminating malaria. But now, his wife, Marian, has fallen ill herself, and when he witnesses Ada’s bravery and compassion, he hires her on the spot as a caregiver. 

The Hearing Test by Eliza Barry Callahan - Fiction

Catapult | 9781646222131 | Published March 5, 2024

When the narrator of THE HEARING TEST, an artist in her late 20s, awakens one morning to a deep drone in her right ear, she is diagnosed with Sudden Deafness but is offered no explanation for its cause. As the specter of total deafness looms, she keeps a record of her year --- a score of estrangement and enchantment, of luck and loneliness, of the chance occurrences to which she becomes attuned --- while living alone in a New York City studio apartment with her dog. Through a series of fleeting and often humorous encounters --- with neighbors, an ex-lover, doctors, strangers, family members, faraway friends and with the lives and works of artists, filmmakers, musicians and philosophers --- making meaning becomes a form of consolation and curiosity, a form of survival.