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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.

May 2019

Hardcover

The Island by Ragnar Jonasson - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250193377 | Published May 21, 2019

Autumn of 1987 takes a young couple on a romantic trip in the Westfjords holiday --- a trip that gets an unexpected ending and has catastrophic consequences. Ten years later, a small group of friends go for a weekend in an old hunting lodge in Elliðaey --- a place completely cut off from the outside world --- to reconnect. But one of them isn't going to make it out alive. And Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir is determined to find the truth in the darkness.

The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War by Antonio Mendez and Jonna Mendez, with Matt Baglio - History, Nonfiction, True Crime

PublicAffairs | 9781541762190 | Published May 21, 2019

Antonio Mendez and his future wife, Jonna, were CIA operatives working to spy on Moscow in the late 1970s, at one of the most dangerous moments in the Cold War. Soviets kept files on all foreigners, studied their patterns and tapped their phones. Intelligence work was effectively impossible. The Soviet threat loomed larger than ever. THE MOSCOW RULES tells the story of the intelligence breakthroughs that turned the odds in America's favor. As experts in disguise, Antonio and Jonna were instrumental in developing a series of tactics --- Hollywood-inspired identity swaps, ingenious evasion techniques and an armory of James Bond-style gadgets --- that allowed CIA officers to outmaneuver the KGB.

The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister - Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250200136 | Published May 21, 2019

Emmeline lives an enchanted childhood on a remote island with her father, who teaches her about the natural world through her senses. What he won’t explain are the mysterious scents stored in the drawers that line the walls of their cabin, or the origin of the machine that creates them. As Emmeline grows, however, so too does her curiosity, until one day the unforeseen happens, and Emmeline is vaulted out into the real world --- a place of love, betrayal, ambition and revenge. To understand her past, Emmeline must unlock the clues to her identity, a quest that challenges the limits of her heart and imagination.

The Summer of Ellen written by Agnete Friis, translated by Sinéad Quirke Køngerskov - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Soho Crime | 9781616959951 | Published May 21, 2019

Jacob, a middle-aged architect living in Copenhagen, is in the alcohol-soaked throes of a bitter divorce when he receives an unexpected call from his great-uncle Anton. In his 90s and still living with his brother on their rural Jutland farm --- a place Jacob hasn’t visited since the summer of 1978 --- Anton remains haunted by a single question: What happened to Ellen? To find out, Jacob must return to the farm and confront what took place that summer --- one defined by his teenage obsession with Ellen, a beautiful young hippie from the local commune, and the unsolved disappearance of a local girl. In revisiting old friends and rivals, Jacob discovers the tragedies that have haunted him for over 40 years were not what they seemed.

Waisted by Randy Susan Meyers - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Atria Books | 9781501131387 | Published May 21, 2019

Alice and Daphne harbor the same secret: obsession with their weight overshadows concerns about their children, husbands and work. The two women meet at Waisted. Located in a remote Vermont mansion, the program promises fast, dramatic weight loss, and Alice, Daphne and five other women are desperate enough to leave behind their families for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The catch? They must agree to always be on camera; afterward, the world will see “Waisted: The Documentary.” The women soon discover that the filmmakers have trapped them in a cruel experiment. With each pound lost, they edge deeper into obsession and instability...until they decide to take matters into their own hands.

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane - Fiction

Scribner | 9781982106980 | Published May 28, 2019

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope are two NYPD rookies assigned to the same Bronx precinct in 1973. They aren’t close friends on the job, but end up living next door to each other outside the city. What goes on behind closed doors in both houses --- the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne, sets the stage for the stunning events to come. ASK AGAIN, YES is a beautifully moving exploration of the friendship and love that blossoms between Francis’s youngest daughter, Kate, and Brian’s son, Peter, who are born six months apart.

Dark Site: A Sam Dryden Novel by Patrick Lee - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250030795 | Published May 28, 2019

On an otherwise normal morning, former Special Forces operative Sam Dryden is the target of an unsuccessful attempted abduction. Using his attacker's cell phone, he learns that another person, a woman named Danica Ellis, is also being targeted. Dryden arrives just in time to save Danica from the assault team sent after her. But neither of them recognize the other, or have any idea why they are being targeted. The only clue is a heavily redacted, official-looking document given to Danica by her stepfather before he was killed. It refers to witnesses to a secret military site in Ashland, Iowa in 1989. Dryden and Danica lived in Ashland in 1989, when they were both 12 years old, though neither of them has any memory of the other. 

Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World by Shannon Watts - Human Rights, Nonfiction, Social Issues

HarperOne | 9780062892560 | Published May 28, 2019

FIGHT LIKE A MOTHER is the incredible account how one mother’s cry for change became the driving force behind gun safety progress. Along with stories of perseverance, courage, and compassion, Watts shines a light on the unique power of women --- starting with what they have, leading with their maternal strengths, and doubling down instead of backing down. While not everyone can be on the front lines lobbying congress, every mom is already a multi-tasking organizer, and Shannon explains how to go from amateur activist to having a real impact in your community and beyond. 

How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper - Fiction, Humor, Romance, Women's Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525539889 | Published May 28, 2019

Andrew's been feeling stuck. For years he's worked a thankless public health job, searching for the next of kin of those who die alone. Luckily, he goes home to a loving family every night. At least, that's what his coworkers believe. Then he meets Peggy. A misunderstanding has left Andrew trapped in his own white lie and his lonely apartment. When new employee Peggy breezes into the office like a breath of fresh air, she makes Andrew feel truly alive for the first time in decades. But telling Peggy the truth could mean losing everything. For 20 years, Andrew has worked to keep his heart safe, forgetting one important thing: how to live. Maybe it's time for him to start.

Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781501168925 | Published May 28, 2019

Lily Bushwold takes a teaching job in Cochabamba, Bolivia to escape her life. The gig falls through and Lily stays in Bolivia. Tired of hustling and already world-weary, crazy love finds her in the form she least expected: Omar, a savvy, handsome local man. When Omar learns that a jaguar has killed his four-year-old nephew in Ayachero, he gives Lily a choice: Stay alone in the unforgiving city, or travel to the last in a string of ever-more-isolated river towns in the jungles of Bolivia. Love-struck Lily follows Omar to this ruthless new world of lawless poachers, bullheaded missionaries and desperate indigenous tribes driven to the brink of extinction. To survive, Lily must navigate the jungle using only her wits and resilience.

Keep You Close by Karen Cleveland - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Ballantine Books | 9781524797058 | Published May 28, 2019

Stephanie Maddox works her dream job policing power and exposing corruption within the FBI. A single parent, Steph has missed a lot of school events, birthdays and vacations with Zachary, who is now a teenager. But the truth is, she would move heaven and earth for him, including protecting him from an explosive secret in her past. It just never occurred to her that Zachary would keep secrets of his own. One day, while straightening her son’s room, Steph is shaken to discover a gun hidden in his closet. A loaded gun. Then comes a knock at her front door --- a colleague on the domestic terrorism squad, who utters three devastating words: “It’s about Zachary.”

Last Stage to Hell Junction: A Caleb York Western by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Western

Kensington | 9781496716774 | Published May 28, 2019

Sheriff Caleb York learns about the mysterious disappearance of a stage coach. Bound for Denver, it carried three important passengers --- beautiful ranch owner Willa Cullen, lovely temptress Rita Filley, and wealthy banker Raymond L. Parker. The two women are rivals for the lawman’s love, while Parker is a key investor in Trinidad’s future. But all are gone, with only the corpses of fellow passengers as bullet-ridden clues. York follows a trail of blood to a ghost town known as Hell Junction. To rescue his lady friends and the banker, he must infiltrate an outlaw den…and pray no one among the thieves, killers and kidnappers will recognize him.

Murder, She Wrote: Murder in Red by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780451489333 | Published May 28, 2019

Jessica Fletcher's favorite gin rummy partner, Mimi Van Dorn, checks into the brand-new Clifton Care Partners, a private hospital that's just opened up shop in town, for a simple procedure --- one that leads tragically, and inexplicably, to her death. Seeking justice in her inimitable fashion, Jessica decides to pursue her own investigation on the hospital and its shadowy business dealings. On the trail of what initially appears to be medical malpractice, Jessica digs deeper and learns her friend was actually a victim of something far more sinister. Death is bad for business, but murder is even worse, and Jessica will find plenty of both as she races to bring down Clifton Care Partners before someone else flatlines.

Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law, and Ideas by Stephen Budiansky - Biography, Law, Nonfiction

W.W. Norton & Company | 9780393634723 | Published May 28, 2019

Oliver Wendell Holmes twice escaped death as a young Union officer in the Civil War. He lived ever after with unwavering moral courage and unremitting scorn for dogma. Named to the Supreme Court by Theodore Roosevelt at age 61, he served for nearly three decades protecting the rights of criminal defendants and ending the Court’s reactionary resistance to social and economic reforms. As a pioneering legal scholar, Holmes revolutionized the understanding of common law. Drawing on many previously unpublished letters and records, Stephen Budiansky’s definitive biography offers the fullest portrait yet of this pivotal American figure, whose zest for life, wit and intellect left a profound legacy in law and Constitutional rights.

Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank - Family Life, Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062861214 | Published May 28, 2019

Beekeeper Holly McNee Kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivan’s Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she’s a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she’s quite ill, but that doesn’t stop her from tormenting Holly. To escape the drama, Holly’s sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Holly’s escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie. Her world is upended when the more flamboyant Leslie returns, and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what’s happening in their neighbor’s home. 

Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark - Biography, Humor, Memoir, Nonfiction

Forge Books | 9781250178954 | Published May 28, 2019

Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders and addiction, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark --- the voices behind the #1 hit podcast “My Favorite Murder” --- irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation. In STAY SEXY & DON’T GET MURDERED, Karen and Georgia focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safety over being “nice” or “helpful.” They delve into their own pasts, true-crime stories and beyond to discuss meaningful cultural and societal issues with fierce empathy and unapologetic frankness.

The Caretaker's Wife by Vincent Zandri - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Polis Books | 9781947993440 | Published May 28, 2019

When ex-con and novelist JA Kingsley loses everything he ever cared about, he abandons his home in order to start anew, write a new book and, most of all, restart his fractured life. Traveling to the Adirondack Mountains, he checks himself into The Loon Lake Inn, a peaceful, lake-side resort. For a brief moment, he feels at peace with himself and a world that has seemingly turned its back on him. But what he doesn’t expect is the lurid attraction that ignites between him and the wife of the inn’s owner, who has connections to some of most dangerous people imaginable. And what begins as a torrid affair turns into something much more sinister when they decide that nothing will stand in the way of their love --- including murder.

The Fall of Shannara: The Stiehl Assassin by Terry Brooks - Audiobook, Fantasy, Fiction

Del Rey | 9780553391541 | Published May 28, 2019

The Skaar have arrived in the Four Lands, determined to stop at nothing less than all-out conquest. But perhaps the Skaar victory is not quite the foregone conclusion everyone assumes. The Druid Drisker Arc has freed both himself and Paranor from their involuntary exile. Drisker’s student, Tarsha Kaynin, has been reunited with Dar, chief defender of what is left of the Druid order, and is learning to control her powerful wishsong magic. If they can only survive Tarsha’s brother, Tavo, and the Druid who betrayed Drisker Arc, they might stand a chance of defeating the Skaar. But that is a very big if. Tavo now carries the Stiehl --- one of the most powerful weapons in all the Four Lands --- and is hellbent on taking his revenge on everyone he feels has wronged him.

The Sentence Is Death by Anthony Horowitz - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Thriller

Harper | 9780062676832 | Published May 28, 2019

“You shouldn’t be here. It’s too late…” These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of successful celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of wine --- a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth £3,000, to be precise. Why this bottle? And why those words? And why was a three-digit number painted on the wall by the killer? And, most importantly, which of the man’s many, many enemies did the deed? Baffled, the police are forced to bring in Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, the author Anthony. But as Hawthorne takes on the case with characteristic relish, it becomes clear that he, too, has secrets to hide.

Paperback

The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Park Row | 9780778369080 | Published May 7, 2019

Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric uncle Billy’s bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda’s 12th birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda’s life. She doesn’t hear about him again until 16 years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy, and one final scavenger hunt. Miranda soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billy’s past, people whose stories reveal a history that Miranda’s mother has kept hidden --- and the terrible secret that tore her family apart.

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey - Memoir, Nonfiction, Politics

Flatiron Books | 9781250192479 | Published May 7, 2019

In A HIGHER LOYALTY, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

A Shout in the Ruins by Kevin Powers - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Back Bay Books | 9780316556491 | Published May 7, 2019

Spanning over 100 years, from the antebellum era to the 1980s, A SHOUT IN THE RUINS examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation outside of Richmond, Virginia. When war arrives, the master of Beauvais, Anthony Levallios, foresees that dominion in a new America will be measured not in acres of tobacco under cultivation by his slaves, but in industry and capital. A grievously wounded Confederate veteran loses his grip on a world he no longer understands, and his daughter finds herself married to Levallois, an arrangement that feels little better than imprisonment. And two people enslaved at Beauvais plantation, Nurse and Rawls, overcome impossible odds to be together, only to find that the promise of coming freedom may not be something they will live to see.

Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk - Fiction, Satire

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393357073 | Published May 7, 2019

ADJUSTMENT DAY is an ingenious, darkly comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war to control the burgeoning population of young males, while working-class men dream of burying the elites. When Adjustment Day arrives, it fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.

Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine: Stories by Kevin Wilson - Fiction, Short Stories

Ecco | 9780062450678 | Published May 7, 2019

BABY, YOU’RE GONNA BE MINE is Kevin Wilson’s first story collection in nearly a decade. “Wildfire Johnny” is the story of a man who discovers a magic razor that allows him to travel back in time. “Scroll Through the Weapons” is about a couple taking care of their underfed and almost feral nieces and nephews. “Signal to the Faithful” follows a boy as he takes a tense road trip with his priest. And “Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine,” the title story, is about a narcissistic rock star who moves back home during a rough patch. These stories all build on each other in strange and remarkable ways.

Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience by Allison Pataki - Memoir, Nonfiction

Random House Trade Paperbacks | 9780399591679 | Published May 7, 2019

When Allison Pataki's husband suffers a stroke, he wakes up with a complete loss of memory. At five months pregnant, Allison has lost the Dave she knew and loved. Within a few months, she found herself caring for both a newborn and a sick husband, struggling with the fear of what was to come. As a way to make sense of the pain and chaos of their new reality, Allison started to write daily letters to Dave. Not only would she work to make sense of the unfathomable experiences unfolding around her, but her letters would provide Dave with the memories he could not make on his own. She was writing to preserve their past, protect their present and fight for their future. Those letters became the foundation for this beautiful, intimate memoir.