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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 2024

Paperback

The House Is on Fire by Rachel Beanland - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781982186159 | Published April 2, 2024

Richmond, Virginia, 1811. It’s the height of the winter social season, the General Assembly is in session, and many of Virginia’s gentleman planters, along with their wives and children, have made the long and arduous journey to the capital. At the city’s only theater, the Charleston-based Placide & Green Company puts on two plays a night to meet the demand of a populace that’s done looking for enlightenment at the front of a church. On the night after Christmas, the theater is packed with more than 600 holiday revelers. When it goes up in flames in the middle of the performance, four theatergoers make a series of split-second decisions that will affect not only their own lives but those of countless others. And in the days following the fire, the paths of these four people will become forever intertwined.

The House on Biscayne Bay by Chanel Cleeton - Fiction, Gothic, Historical Fiction, Mystery

Berkley | 9780593440513 | Published April 2, 2024

With the Great War finally behind them, many Americans flock to South Florida with their sights set on making a fortune. When wealthy industrialist Robert Barnes and his wife, Anna, build Marbrisa, a glamorous estate on Biscayne Bay, they become the toast of the newly burgeoning society. But in a town like Miami, one scandal can change everything. Years later, following the tragic death of her parents in Havana, Carmen Acosta journeys to Marbrisa, the grand home of her estranged older sister, Carolina, and Carolina's husband, Asher Wyatt. On the surface, the gilded estate looks like paradise, but Carmen quickly learns that nothing at Marbrisa is as it seems. The house has a treacherous legacy, and Carmen’s own life is soon in jeopardy...unless she can unravel the secrets buried beneath the mansion’s facade and stop history from repeating itself.

The President's Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Sourcebooks Landmark | 9781728293462 | Published April 2, 2024

When widowed Washington, D.C. socialite Edith Bolling meets President Woodrow Wilson, the attraction is immediate. A whirlwind romance results in a proposal of marriage, which Edith happily accepts --- along with the important role of First Lady. By the end of the Great War, Edith is accompanying her husband to Europe for peace talks, meeting heads of state and dealing with foreign affairs. But something is wrong with Woodrow, and his condition worsens as time goes on. Unwilling to let her husband’s presidency fail, Edith steps in behind the scenes, supporting Woodrow in every way while concealing his true condition to all except the most trusted advisors. But leading a country in turmoil is a thankless job --- especially as a woman --- and serving incognito as President could take everything she has.

The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery by Adam Gopnik - Essays, Nonfiction

Liveright | 9781324094432 | Published April 2, 2024

For decades now, Adam Gopnik has been one of our most beloved writers, a brilliantly perceptive critic of art, food, France and more. But recently, he became obsessed by a more fundamental matter: How do masters learn their miraculous skill, whether it was drawing a museum-ready nude or baking a perfect sourdough loaf? How could anyone become so good at anything? There seemed to be a fundamental mystery to mastery. Was it possible to unravel it? In THE REAL WORK --- the term magicians use for the accumulated craft that makes for a great trick --- Gopnik becomes a dedicated student of several masters of their craft. Rejecting self-help bromides and bullet points, he nevertheless shows that the top people in any field share a set of common qualities and methods.

The Rope Artist written by Fuminori Nakamura, translated by Sam Bett - Fiction, Mystery, Noir

Soho Crime | 9781641295697 | Published April 2, 2024

Two detectives. Two identical women. One dead body --- then two, then three, then four. All knotted up in Japan’s underground BDSM scene and kinbaku, a form of rope bondage that bears a complex cultural history of spirituality, torture, cleansing and sacrifice. As Togashi, a junior member of the police force, investigates the murder of a kinbaku instructor, he finds himself unable to resist his own private transgressive desires. In contrast, Togashi’s Sherlock Holmesian colleague Hayama is morally upright to a fault, with a stalwart commitment to the truth and nearly superhuman powers of deduction. When Hayama notices a dangerous measure of darkness within Togashi, he embarks on a parallel investigation that soon spirals out of control.

The Secret Book of Flora Lea by Patti Callahan Henry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Atria Books | 9781668011843 | Published April 2, 2024

In the war-torn London of 1939, 14-year-old Hazel and five-year-old Flora are evacuated to a rural village to escape the horrors of the Second World War. Hazel distracts her young sister with a fairy tale about a magical land, a secret place they can escape to that is all their own. When Flora suddenly vanishes while playing near the banks of the river, Hazel blames herself, and she carries that guilt into adulthood. Twenty years later, Hazel lives in an elegantly timeworn Bloomsbury flat with her charming boyfriend. But her tidy life is turned upside down when she unwraps a package containing an illustrated book called Whisperwood and the River of Stars. Could this book hold the secrets to Flora’s disappearance? Could it be a sign that her beloved sister is still alive?

The Strange Case of the Pharaoh’s Heart by Timothy Miller - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Seventh Street Books | 9781645060819 | Published April 2, 2024

In his last years, Sherlock Holmes has abandoned his strict method of logic for the practice of spiritualism. When Lord Carnarvon dies unexpectedly, barely two months after opening the tomb of Tutankhamun, Holmes blames his death and a string of others on an ancient curse. Dr. Watson, never one for the supernatural, decides to finally part ways with the formerly great detective. However, shortly after his departure, Lord Carnarvon’s daughter, Lady Evelyn, approaches Watson with a plea: accompany Holmes to Tutankhamun’s tomb to uncover the truth of her father’s death. But much to his displeasure, there’s a third member of their company --- Mrs. Estelle Roberts, who communicates with the dead. The trio must band together to unravel the extraordinary secret of the boy king and the treasure missing from his tomb that men have killed for.

The Thick and the Lean by Chana Porter - Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Science Fiction

S&S/Saga Press | 9781668000205 | Published April 2, 2024

In the quaint religious town of Seagate, abstaining from food brings one closer to God. But Beatrice Bolano is hungry. As Seagate takes increasingly extreme measures to regulate every calorie its citizens consume, Beatrice must make a choice: give up her secret passion for cooking or leave the only community she has known. Elsewhere, Reiko Rimando has left her modest roots for a college tech scholarship in the big city. She is set up for success...until her school pulls her funding. Reiko is done being at the mercy of the system, so she forges a third path --- outside of the law. With the guidance of a mysterious cookbook written by a kitchen maid centuries ago, Beatrice and Reiko each grasp for a life of freedom --- something more easily imagined than achieved in a world dominated by catastrophic corporate greed.

Things I Wish I Told My Mother by Susan Patterson and Susan DiLallo, with James Patterson - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538710937 | Published April 2, 2024

Laurie is an artist, a collector of experiences. She travels the world with a worn beige duffel bag. “Dr. Liz,” Laurie’s mother, is an elegant perfectionist who travels the world with a matched set of suitcases. When Laurie surprises her mother with a dream vacation, it brings an unexpected sparkle to her eyes. So begins THINGS I WISH I TOLD MY MOTHER. You will wish this novel never ends.

This Familiar Heart: An Improbable Love Story by Babette Fraser Hale - Memoir, Nonfiction

Winedale Publishing | 9780975272756 | Published April 2, 2024

Leon Hale, the author of BONNEY'S PLACE, was 60 years old, a “country boy” who wrote about rural Texans with humor and sensitivity. Babette Fraser at 36 was a child of privilege, a city girl educated abroad, struggling in her career while raising a young son. No one thought it could work. Even Hale himself held serious doubts. But it did endure. The interior congruencies they discovered through a long and turbulent courtship knit them tightly together for the rest of his life. And when he died during the pandemic isolation period, searing levels of grief and doubt threatened Babette’s understanding of the partnership and marriage that had sustained her for 40 years. Had he really been the person she thought he was? Had he kept secrets that would forever change her view of him?

Tress of the Emerald Sea: A Cosmere Novel by Brandon Sanderson - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction

Tor Books | 9781250899668 | Published April 2, 2024

The only life Tress has known on her island home in an emerald-green ocean has been a simple one, with the simple pleasures of collecting cups brought by sailors from faraway lands and listening to stories told by her friend, Charlie. But when his father takes him on a voyage to find a bride and disaster strikes, Tress must stow away on a ship and seek the Sorceress of the deadly Midnight Sea. Amid the spore oceans where pirates abound, can Tress leave her simple life behind and make her own place sailing a sea where a single drop of water can mean instant death?

Wedding Issues by Elle Evans - Comedy, Fiction, Humor, Romance, Women's Fiction

Zibby Books | 9781958506745 | Published April 2, 2024

Olivia “Liv” Fitzgerald’s life is on ambition autopilot. The soon-to-be-lawyer has her life plan set and can talk anyone into anything. Well, almost anything. When her scheming aunt throws her cousin, Kali, into a competition for Southern Charm’s cover alongside Liv’s best friend, Leighton, all hell breaks loose. To save the day, Liv only has to a) Secure the Southern Charm cover for Leighton; b) Keep Aunt Charlotte happy --- and keep Kali’s Atlanta wedding running smoothly; c) Finish her final year of law school in Nashville and nab a coveted NYC big law job; and d) Win over the guy of her dreams. Easy, right? From engagement parties to rehearsal dinners, readers will root for Liv as she balances her schemes, dreams and double maid of honor duties.

You Can Trust Me by Wendy Heard - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Bantam | 9780593599334 | Published April 2, 2024

Summer and Leo travel around sunny California in Summer’s tricked-out Land Cruiser. It’s not a glamorous life, but it gives them the freedom they crave from the painful pasts they’ve left behind. Summer is a skilled pickpocket, a small-time thief and a con artist --- and Leo has learned a trick or two. Eager for a big score, Leo catches in her crosshairs Michael Forrester, a self-made billionaire and philanthropist. When her charm wins him over, Leo is rewarded with an invitation to his private island off the California coastline for a night of fabulous excess. But when Leo disappears, Summer infiltrates Michael’s island to find out what really happened. Trapped in a scheme she helped initiate, could Summer have met her match?

A Killing on the Hill by Robert Dugoni - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781662500251 | Published April 9, 2024

Seattle, 1933. The city is in the grips of the Great Depression, Prohibition and vice. Cutting his teeth on a small-time beat, hungry and ambitious young reporter William “Shoe” Shumacher gets a tip that could change his career. There’s been a murder at a social club on Profanity Hill --- an underworld magnet for vice crimes only a privileged few can afford. The story is going to be front-page news, and Shoe is the first reporter on the scene. The victim, Frankie Ray, is a former prizefighter. His accused killer? Club owner and mobster George Miller, who claims he pulled the trigger in self-defense. Soon the whole town is talking, and Shoe’s first homicide is fast becoming the Trial of the Century. The more Shoe digs, the more he’s convinced that nothing is as it seems.

Calling Ukraine by Johannes Lichtman - Fiction

S&S/Marysue Rucci Books | 9781982156831 | Published April 9, 2024

John Turner receives a call from an old college friend who makes him an odd job offer: move to Ukraine to teach customer service agents at a startup how to sound American. In Ukraine, John understands very little --- the language and social customs are impenetrable to him. At work, his employees are fluent in English but have difficulty grasping the concept of “small talk.” And although he told himself not to get romantically involved while abroad, he can’t help but be increasingly drawn to one of his colleagues. Most distressing, however, is the fact that John can hear his neighbor beating his wife. Desperate to help, John decides to offer the neighbor 100,000 hryvnias to stop. It’s a plan born out of the best intentions, but one that has disastrous repercussions that no amount of money or altruism can resolve.

For You and Only You: A Joe Goldberg Novel by Caroline Kepnes - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Random House Trade Paperbacks | 9780593133828 | Published April 9, 2024

Joe Goldberg is ready for a change. Instead of selling books, he’s writing them. And he’s off to a good start. Glenn Shoddy, an acclaimed literary author, recognizes Joe’s genius and invites him to join a tight-knit writing fellowship at Harvard. Unfortunately, his already-published, already-distinguished peers all seem to be cut from the same elitist cloth. Thankfully, Wonder Parish enters the picture. They have so much in common. No college degrees, no pretensions, no stories from prep school or grad school. Just a love for literature. If only Wonder could commit herself to the writing life, they could be those rare literary soulmates who never fall prey to their demons. Wonder has a tendency to love, to covet, but Joe is a believer in the rule of fiction: If you want to write a book, you have to kill your darlings.

Going Zero by Anthony McCarten - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper Paperbacks | 9780063227064 | Published April 9, 2024

Ten Americans have been carefully selected to Beta test a groundbreaking piece of spyware. FUSION can track anyone on earth. But does it work? For one contestant, an unassuming Boston librarian named Kaitlyn Day, the stakes are far higher than money, and her reasons for entering the test more personal than anyone imagines. When the timer hits zero, there will be only one winner.

How to End a Love Story by Yulin Kuang - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Avon | 9780063310681 | Published April 9, 2024

Helen Zhang hasn’t seen Grant Shepard once in the 13 years since the tragic accident that bound their lives together forever. Now a bestselling author, Helen pours everything into her career. She’s even scored a coveted spot in the writers’ room of the TV adaptation of her popular young adult novels. Grant has done everything in his power to move on from the past. And while the panic attacks have never quite gone away, he’s well-liked around town as a screenwriter. He knows he shouldn’t have taken the job on Helen’s show, but it will open doors to developing his own projects. But when secrets come to light, they must reckon with the fact that theirs was never meant to be any kind of love story. Yet the key to making peace with their past --- and themselves --- just might lie in holding on to each other in the present.

LeBron by Jeff Benedict - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster | 9781982110901 | Published April 9, 2024

LeBron James is the greatest basketball player of the 21st century, and he’s in the conversation with Michael Jordan as the greatest of all time. The reigning king of the game and the first active NBA player to become a billionaire, LeBron wears the crown like he was born with it. Yet his ascent has been anything but effortless and predetermined. What makes LeBron’s story so compelling is how he won his destiny despite overwhelmingly long odds, in a drama worthy of a Dickens novel. LeBRON tells the full, riveting saga of how a child adrift found the will to become a titan. Jeff Benedict paints a vivid picture of LeBron’s epic origin story, showing the gradual rise of a star who, surrounded by a tight-knit group of teenage friends and adult mentors, accelerated into a speeding comet during high school.

Low Country: A Southern Memoir by J. Nicole Jones - Memoir, Nonfiction

Catapult | 9781646221233 | Published April 9, 2024

J. Nicole Jones is the only daughter of a prominent South Carolina family, a family that grew rich building the hotels and seafood restaurants that draw tourists to Myrtle Beach. But at home, she is surrounded by violence and capriciousness: a grandfather who beats his wife, a barman father who dreams of being a country music star. At one time, Jones' parents can barely afford groceries; at another, her volatile grandfather presents her with a fur coat. After a girlhood of extreme wealth and deep debt, of ghosts and folklore, of cruel men and unwanted spectacle, Jones finds herself face to face with an explosive possibility concerning her long-abused grandmother that she can neither speak nor shake.

Old Flame by Molly Prentiss - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781501121593 | Published April 9, 2024

Emily writes for women’s catalogs for a living, but she’d rather be writing books. She has a handsome photographer boyfriend, but she actively wonders how and when they will eventually hurt each other. Her best work friend Megan is her lifeline, until Megan is abruptly laid off. When her world is further upended by an unplanned pregnancy, Emily is forced to make tough decisions that will change her life forever. What will she sacrifice from her old life to make room for a new one? What fires will she be forced to extinguish, and which will keep burning?

The Clock Struck Murder: A Lost in Paris Mystery by Betty Webb - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781728269931 | Published April 9, 2024

Expat Zoe Barlow has settled well into her artist's life among the Lost Generation in 1920s Paris. When a too-tipsy guest at her weekly poker game breaks her favorite clock, she's off to a Montparnasse flea market to bargain with the vendor Laurette for a replacement. What Zoe didn't bargain for was the lost Chagall painting that's been used like a rag to wrap her purchases! Eager to learn if Laurette has more Chagalls lying about like trash, Zoe sets off to track her down at her storage shed. With no Laurette in sight, Zoe snoops around and indeed finds several additional Chagalls --- and then she finds Laurette herself, dead beneath a scrap heap. After returning the paintings to a grateful Marc Chagall, Zoe begins her own investigation. Did the stolen paintings play any part in the brutal killing? Or was it a crime of passion?

The East Indian by Brinda Charry - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Scribner | 9781668004531 | Published April 9, 2024

Meet Tony: insatiably curious and deeply compassionate with a unique perspective on every scene he encounters. Kidnapped and transported to the New World after traveling from the British East India Company’s outpost on the Coromandel Coast to the teeming streets of London, young Tony finds himself in Jamestown, Virginia, where he and his fellow indentured servants must work the tobacco plantations. Orphaned and afraid, Tony initially longs for home. But as he adjusts to his new environment, finding companionship and even love, he can envision a life for himself after servitude. His dream: to become a medicine man, or a physician’s assistant, an expert on roots and herbs, a dispenser of healing compounds.

The First Lady of World War II: Eleanor Roosevelt's Daring Journey to the Frontlines and Back by Shannon McKenna Schmidt - History, Nonfiction

Sourcebooks | 9781728297224 | Published April 9, 2024

On August 27, 1943, news broke in the United States that First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was on the other side of the world. A closely guarded secret, she had left San Francisco aboard a military transport plane headed for the South Pacific to support the troops on the frontlines of World War II. Americans had believed she was secluded at home. As Allied forces battled the Japanese for control of the region, Eleanor was there on the frontlines, spending five weeks traveling, on a mission as First Lady of the United States to experience what our servicemen were experiencing...and report back home.

The Lie Maker by Linwood Barclay - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780063276277 | Published April 9, 2024

Your dad’s not a good person. Your dad killed people, son. These are some of the last words that Jack Givins’ father spoke to him before he was whisked away by witness protection, leaving Jack and his mother to pick up the shattered pieces of their lives as best they could. Years later, Jack is a talented but struggling author. So when the U.S. Marshals approach him with a lucrative opportunity, he’s in no position to turn them down. They’re recruiting writers like Jack to create false histories for people in witness protection. Jack soon realizes this may be a chance to find his dad. But Jack’s father hasn’t made contact with his handlers recently, and they have no idea where he is. He could be in serious danger, and Jack may be the only one who can find him.