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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.

January 2018


Points North: Stories by Howard Frank Mosher - Fiction, Short Stories

St. Martin's Press | 9781250161932 | Published January 23, 2018

In POINTS NORTH, completed just weeks before his death, Howard Frank Mosher presents a collection of stories that center around the Kinneson family, ranging over decades of their history in Vermont’s fabled Northeast Kingdom. From a loquacious itinerant preacher who beguiles the reticent farmers and shopkeepers of a small New England town, to a proposed dam that threatens the river that Kinneson men have fished for generations, the scandalous secret of a romance and its violent consequences, and a young man’s seemingly fruitless search for love, POINTS NORTH is a full-hearted and gently comic last gift to those who treasure Howard Frank Mosher.

The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250170781 | Published January 23, 2018

It's 1920, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London. Louisa's salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nursemaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially 16-year-old Nancy, an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories. But then a nurse --- Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake --- is killed on a train in broad daylight, and Louisa and Nancy find themselves entangled in the crimes of a murderer who will do anything to hide their secret.

The Night Trade by Barry Eisler - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781477820049 | Published January 23, 2018

For sex-crimes detective Livia Lone, a position with a government anti-trafficking task force is a chance to return to Thailand to ferret out Rithisak Sorm, the kingpin behind her own childhood ordeal. But after a planned takedown in a nightclub goes violently awry, Livia discovers that she’s not the only one hunting Sorm. Former marine sniper Dox also has a score to settle, and working together is the only way to take Sorm out. Livia and Dox couldn’t be less alike. But they share a single-minded creed: the law has to serve justice. And if it doesn’t, justice has to be served another way. What they don’t know is that in threatening Sorm, they’re also threatening a far-reaching conspiracy --- one involving the highest levels of America’s own intelligence apparatus.

The Wife by Alafair Burke - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062390516 | Published January 23, 2018

When Angela met Jason Powell, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling. To her surprise, they married the following summer. Six years later, thanks to a bestselling book and a growing media career, Jason has become a cultural lightning rod, placing Angela near the spotlight she worked so carefully to avoid. When a college intern makes an accusation against Jason, and another woman, Kerry Lynch, comes forward with an even more troubling allegation, their perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, and Angela believes him. But when Kerry disappears, Angela is forced to take a closer look at the man she married.

Winter by Karl Ove Knausgaard - Memoir, Nonfiction

Penguin Press | 9780399563331 | Published January 23, 2018

In WINTER, we rejoin Karl Ove Knausgaard as he waits for the birth of his daughter. In preparation for her arrival, he takes stock of the world, seeing it as if for the first time. He writes about the moon, water, messiness, owls, birthdays --- to name just a handful of his subjects. He fills these oh-so-familiar objects and ideas with new meaning, taking nothing for granted or as given. New life is on the horizon, but the earth is also in hibernation, waiting for the warmer weather to return, and so a contradictory melancholy inflects his gaze.

1947: Where Now Begins written by Elisabeth Åsbrink, translated by Fiona Graham - Family, History, Holocaust, Jewish Interest, Nonfiction, Social Issues

Other Press | 9781590518960 | Published January 30, 2018

The year 1947 marks a turning point in the 20th century. Peace with Germany becomes a tool to fortify the West against the threats of the Cold War. The CIA is created, Israel is about to be born, Simone de Beauvoir experiences the love of her life, an ill George Orwell is writing his last book, and Christian Dior creates the hyper-feminine New Look as women are forced out of jobs and back into the home. In the midst of it all, a 10-year-old Hungarian-Jewish boy resides in a refugee camp for children of parents murdered by the Nazis. This year he has to make the decision of a lifetime, one that will determine his own fate and that of his daughter yet to be born, Elisabeth.

Blood Sisters by Jane Corry - Crime, Fiction, Thriller

Pamela Dorman Books | 9780525522188 | Published January 30, 2018

Three little girls set off to school one sunny morning. Within an hour, one of them is dead. 15 years later, Kitty can't speak and has no memory of the accident that's to blame. She lives in an institution, unlikely ever to leave. But that doesn't keep her from being frightened when she encounters an eerily familiar face. Art teacher Alison looks fine on the surface. But the surface is a lie. She's struggling to make ends meet and to forget the past. When a teaching job at a prison opens up, she takes it, despite her fears. Maybe this is her chance to set things right. Then she starts to receive alarming notes; next, her classroom erupts in violence. Meanwhile, someone is watching both Kitty and Alison. Someone who never forgot what happened that day. Someone who wants revenge. And only another life will do...

Building the Great Society: Inside Lyndon Johnson's White House by Joshua Zeitz - History, Leadership, Nonfiction, Politics

Viking | 9780525428787 | Published January 30, 2018

LBJ's towering political skills and his ambitious slate of liberal legislation are the stuff of legend: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, and environmental reform. But what happened after the bills passed? One man could not and did not go it alone. Joshua Zeitz reanimates the creative and contentious atmosphere inside Johnson's White House as a talented and energetic group of advisers made LBJ's vision a reality. Bill Moyers, Jack Valenti, Joe Califano, Harry McPherson and the other staff members who comprised LBJ's inner circle were men as pragmatic and ambitious as Johnson, equally skilled in the art of accumulating power or throwing a sharp elbow.

Dark in Death by J. D. Robb - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250161536 | Published January 30, 2018

On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan’s neck. As Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime --- from the pages of her own book. The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderer’s deranged private drama.

Hellbent: An Orphan X Novel by Gregg Hurwitz - Crime, Fiction, Spy Fiction, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250119179 | Published January 30, 2018

Raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin known as Orphan X, Evan Smoak disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate. But this time, the voice on the other end is Jack Johns, the man who raised and trained him, the only father Evan has ever known. Secret government forces are busy trying to scrub the remaining assets and traces of the Orphan Program and they have finally tracked down Jack. With little time remaining, Jack gives Evan his last assignment: find and protect his last protégé and recruit for the program. But Evan isn’t the only one after this last Orphan --- the new head of the Orphan Program, Van Sciver, is mustering all the assets at his disposal to take out both Evan and the target he is trying to protect.

In Every Moment We Are Still Alive written by Tom Malmquist, translated by Henning Koch - Autobiography, Family, Fatherhood, Fiction, Loss, Love & Romance, Tragedy

Melville House | 9781612197111 | Published January 30, 2018

When Tom's heavily pregnant girlfriend Karin is rushed to the hospital, doctors are able to save the baby. But they are helpless to save Karin from what turns out to be acute Leukemia. And in a cruel, fleeting moment Tom gains a daughter but loses his soul-mate. He must now reconcile the fury and pain of loss with the overwhelming responsibility of raising his daughter, Livia, alone. Based on a true story, IN EVERY MOMENT WE ARE STILL ALIVE is by turns tragic and redemptive, meditative and breathless, achingly poignant and darkly funny.

Into the Black Nowhere: An UNSUB Novel by Meg Gardiner - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Women’s Issues

Dutton | 9781101985557 | Published January 30, 2018

On Saturday nights, women are disappearing. Rookie FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix fears that a serial killer is roaming the dark roads outside Austin. Caitlin and the FBI's serial crime unit discover two victims’ bodies in the woods, both surrounded by Polaroid photos of a woman in a white negligee, wrists slashed, suicide-style --- posed like Snow White awaiting her prince's kiss. Working with a legendary FBI profiler, Caitlin leads the FBI to focus on a charismatic, successful professional who easily gains people's trust. But with only circumstantial evidence linking him to the murders, the police allow him to escape. As Saturday night approaches, Caitlin and the FBI enter a desperate game of cat and mouse, racing to capture the cunning predator before he claims more victims.

Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill by J. Randy Taraborrelli - Biography, Family, History, Lifestyles , Motherhood, Nonfiction, Relationships

St. Martin's Press | 9781250128010 | Published January 30, 2018

Jacqueline Bouvier would marry John F. Kennedy and the story of their marriage is legendary, as is the story of her second marriage to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Less well known is the story of her love affair with a world renowned architect and a British peer. Her sister, Lee, had liaisons with one and possibly both of Jackie's husbands, in addition to her own three marriages --- to an illegitimate royal, a Polish prince and a Hollywood director.  But they were only following in their mother’s footsteps after her marriages to a philandering socialite and the fabulously rich Standard Oil heir. If the Bouvier women personified beauty, style and fashion, it was their lust for money and status that drove them to seek out powerful men, no matter what the cost to themselves or to those they stepped on in their ruthless climb to the top.

Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America by Catherine Kerrison - Biography, History, Racism, Women's History, Women’s Issues

Ballantine Books | 9781101886243 | Published January 30, 2018

Thomas Jefferson had three daughters: Martha and Maria by his wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson, and Harriet by his slave Sally Hemings. JEFFERSON'S DAUGHTERS tracks the remarkable journey of these women --- and how their struggle to define themselves reflects both the possibilities and the limitations that resulted from the American Revolution. Although the three women shared a father, the similarities end there. Their eventful lives provide a unique vantage point from which to examine the complicated patrimony of the American Revolution itself.  The richly interwoven story of these three strong women and their fight to shape their own destinies sheds new light on the ongoing movement toward human rights in America --- and on the personal and political legacy of one of our most controversial Founding Fathers.

Killer Choice by Tom Hunt - Fiction, Love & Marriage, Philosophy, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780399586408 | Published January 30, 2018

Gary Foster’s life is finally heading in the right direction. After years of trying, his wife, Beth, is pregnant, and he recently opened a business with his brother. But after collapsing suddenly, Beth has been rushed to the hospital. Tests reveal a devastating diagnosis: an inoperable brain tumor. Their only hope is an expensive experimental treatment available abroad, with a cost that’s out of their reach. And Beth’s time is running out. Then a strange man approaches Gary and offers the money he needs, on one condition: that he kill someone, no questions asked. End one life to save another. As he’s swept up in a nightmare of escalating violence, Gary must question his own morality --- and determine just how far he’s willing to go to save the woman he loves.

Maybe Esther: A Family Story written by Katja Petrowskaja and translated by Shelley Frisch - Autobiography, Biography, Family, History, Lifestyles , Memoir, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062337542 | Published January 30, 2018

Katja Petrowskaja wanted to create a kind of family tree, charting relatives who had scattered across multiple countries and continents. Her idea blossomed into a fascinating narrative nonfiction account of her search for meaning within the stories of her ancestors. In a series of short meditations, Petrowskaja delves into family legends, introducing a remarkable cast of characters --- including her great-grandmother, whose name may have been Esther, who alone remained in Kiev and was killed by the Nazis. Petrowskaja visits the scenes of such events, reflecting on a fragmented and traumatized century and bringing to light family figures who threaten to drift into obscurity.

Mothers of Sparta: A Memoir in Pieces by Dawn Davies - Autobiography, Coming of Age, Humor, Lifestyles , Loss, Love & Marriage, Memoir, Nonfiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250133700 | Published January 30, 2018

This is a book about a young girl who moves to a new town every couple of years; a misfit teenager who finds solace in a local music scene; an adrift 20-something who drops out of college to pursue her dream of making cheesecake on a stick a successful business franchise. Alone in a new city, she summons her inner strength as she holds the hand of a dying stranger. Davies is a woman who finds humor in difficult pregnancies and post-partum depression. She is a divorcee who unexpectedly finds second love. She is a happily married suburban wife who nevertheless makes a mental list of all the men she would have slept with. And she is a parent who finds herself tested in ways she could never imagine. In stories that cut to the quick, Davies explores passion, loss, illness, pain and joy, told from her singular, gimlet-eyed, hilarious perspective.

Now We Are Dead by Stuart MacBride - Crime, Fiction, Law, Mystery, Police Procedural, Social Issues

Harper Collins Publishers | 9780008260279 | Published January 30, 2018

Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel got caught fitting up Jack Wallace --- that’s why they demoted her and quashed his sentence. Now he’s back on the streets and women are being attacked again. Wallace has to be responsible, but if Detective Sergeant Steel goes anywhere near him, his lawyers will get her thrown off the force for good. The Powers That Be won’t listen to her, not after what happened last time. According to them, she’s got more than enough ongoing cases to keep her busy. Perhaps she could try solving a few instead of harassing an innocent man? Steel knows Wallace is guilty. And the longer he gets away with it, the more women will suffer. The question is: how much is she willing to sacrifice to stop him?

Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance by Mark Whitaker - African American Interest, Cultural Studies, History, Lifestyles , Nonfiction, Social Issues

Simon & Schuster | 9781501122392 | Published January 30, 2018

Today black Pittsburgh is known as the setting for August Wilson’s famed plays about noble but doomed working-class strivers. But this community once had an impact on American history that rivaled the far larger black worlds of Harlem and Chicago. Mark Whitaker’s SMOKETOWN is a captivating portrait of this unsung community and a vital addition to the story of black America. It depicts how ambitious Southern migrants were drawn to a steel-making city on a strategic river junction; how they were shaped by its schools and a spirit of commerce with roots in the Gilded Age; and how their world was eventually destroyed by industrial decline and urban renewal. Whitaker takes readers on a rousing, revelatory journey --- and offers a timely reminder that Black History is not all bleak.

Still Me by Jojo Moyes - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Love & Romance, Women's Fiction

Pamela Dorman Books | 9780399562457 | Published January 30, 2018

Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the superrich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world. Before she knows what's happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. As Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets --- not all her own --- that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. Who has she become?

The Bloody Spur: A Caleb York Western by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins - Fiction, Justice , Love & Romance, Western

Kensington | 9781617735981 | Published January 30, 2018

The Santa Fe Railroad wants to build a spur through Trinidad, New Mexico, linking the town to the cattle trade. Only one man stands against it --- rancher George Cullen. At the request of the town council, Sheriff Caleb York rides out to the Bar-O to reason with his old friend. But the stubborn blind rancher won’t budge. Cullen’s former partner, Burt O’Malley, has recently returned from a 20-year stint in the pen for manslaughter. And hired gun Alver Hollis, the much-feared Preacherman, has also shown up with two cronies, claiming they’re in town for the biggest poker game in the territory. With murder in the wind, the whole town is in danger. Who will be the next target?

The Burial Society by Nina Sadowsky - Espionage, Fiction, Psychological Thriller

Ballantine Books | 9780425284377 | Published January 30, 2018

Catherine doesn’t bury the dead. She rescues the living --- from intolerable, abusive, dangerous lives. Her darknet-based witness protection program, the Burial Society, is the last hope for people who desperately need to disappear. Catherine takes care of them and provides new identities. She is effective and efficient --- until she discovers that a slipup may have compromised a client, maybe even killed her. Powerless to help without exposing her shadowy profession, Catherine makes a drastic move. But when a dark part of her past suddenly appears, she refuses to run, instead weaving her way through a dangerous landscape. But the evil of the enemy she’s pursuing runs deeper still --- to the bone. And even Catherine’s most cunning skills may not be enough to save herself.

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances - Family, Fiction, Lifestyles , Psychological Thriller, Relationships, Tragedy

Kensington | 9781496712462 | Published January 30, 2018

Laura has it all. A successful career, a long marriage to a rich husband, and a 23-year-old son, Daniel, who is kind, handsome and talented. Then Daniel meets Cherry. Cherry is young, beautiful and smart but hasn’t led Laura’s golden life. And she wants it. When tragedy strikes, a decision is made and a lie is told. A lie so terrible it changes their lives forever.

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Science

Delacorte Press | 9780345539991 | Published January 30, 2018

In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, 12-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, is ecstatic. Suddenly something grazes her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish, but in Flavia’s grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take Flavia’s mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder --- although one that may lead the young sleuth to an early grave.

The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers - Biography, Coming of Age, Culture, Literary, Social Issues

Knopf | 9781101947319 | Published January 30, 2018

Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings brought up by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age 24, unable to pay for college, he works as a doorman, until a chance encounter awakens his interest in coffee and its rich history in Yemen. Reinventing himself, he sets out to learn about coffee cultivation, roasting and importing. He travels to Yemen and visits farms in every corner of the country, collecting samples, eager to improve cultivation methods and help Yemeni farmers bring their coffee back to its former glory. And he is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs Yemen in 2015. The U.S. embassy closes, Saudi bombs begin to rain down on the country and Mokhtar is trapped in Yemen.