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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.

June 2019

Paperback

Life in the Garden by Penelope Lively - Memoir, Nonfiction

Penguin Books | 9780525558392 | Published June 11, 2019

Penelope Lively takes up her key themes of time and memory, and her lifelong passions for art, literature and gardening in this philosophical and poetic memoir. From the courtyards of her childhood home in Cairo to a family cottage in Somerset, to her own gardens in Oxford and London, Lively conducts an expert tour, taking us from Eden to Sissinghurst and into her own backyard, traversing the lives of writers like Virginia Woolf and Philip Larkin while imparting her own sly and spare wisdom.

No Right Way: A Valentin Vermeulen Thriller by Michael Niemann - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Coffeetown Press | 9781941890592 | Published June 11, 2019

It’s been four years since the civil war in Syria started and over a year since ISIS took over major parts of the country. The refugee stream into Turkey has swelled to unprecedented numbers. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is scrambling to offer services and shelter to the multitudes. Numerous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are using UN funds to do the on-the-ground work to house and feed refugees. Valentin Vermeulen's job is to make sure that all those funds are spent for their intended purposes. As he digs into his task, he learns that some refugees have not received any aid at all. Figuring out why that is quickly lands him in trouble with organized crime.

Providence by Caroline Kepnes - Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Random House Trade Paperbacks | 9780399591457 | Published June 11, 2019

Best friends Jon and Chloe share an intense, near-mystical bond. But before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped, and his plans for a normal life are permanently dashed. Four years later, Jon reappears and wants to pick up where he and Chloe left off --- until the horrifying instant he realizes he possesses strange powers that pose a grave threat to everyone he cares for. Afraid of hurting Chloe, Jon runs away, embarking on a journey for answers. Meanwhile, in Providence, Rhode Island, healthy college students and townies with no connection to one another are inexplicably dropping dead. Detective Charles “Eggs” DeBenedictus suspects there’s a serial killer at work and is plunged into a shocking whodunit he never could have predicted.

Rosie Colored Glasses by Brianna Wolfson - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Mira | 9780778308508 | Published June 11, 2019

Practical Rex is a rule keeper. Sparkling and unconventional Rosie lives to break the rules. When Rex and Rosie divorce, their daughter, Willow, must navigate their opposing worldviews as she shuffles between them. But Willow just wants to be with fun-loving Rosie, to bask in her mother’s enchanting glow, the parent who lets her stay up late, miss school and eat candy for breakfast. Rosie’s seemingly outsized love fills a void within Willow. But as her mother’s behavior becomes erratic, her father must step in to shield Willow. Blinded by Rosie’s brilliance, Willow resents Rex’s interference, unable to recognize his kind of love. Rex has removed his Rosie colored glasses. Now Willow struggles to do the same without diminishing her deep love for her mother.

She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell - Fiction, Mystery

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250081841 | Published June 11, 2019

For Rose Enright, enrolling in a prestigious New England boarding school is the opportunity of a lifetime. But for Rose’s vulnerable twin sister Bel, Odell Academy is a place of temptation and danger. When Bel falls in with a crowd of wild rich kids who pressure her into hazing Rose, the sisters’ relationship is shattered. Rose turns to her dorm mother, Sarah Donovan, for advice. But Bel turns to Sarah’s husband Heath, a charismatic and ambitious teacher. Is Heath trying to help Bel or take advantage of her? In a world of privilege, seduction and manipulation, only one sister will live to tell the truth.

Shoot the Bastards: A Crystal Nguyen Thriller by Michael Stanley - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464211676 | Published June 11, 2019

Investigative journalist Crystal Nguyen realizes that her close friend, Michael Davidson, has disappeared while researching a story on rhino poaching and rhino-horn smuggling in Africa. Fearing the worst, she wrangles her own assignment on the continent. Within a week in Africa, she's been hunting poachers, hunted by their bosses and questioned in connection with a murder --- and there's still no sign of Michael. Crystal is committed to preventing a major plot to secure a huge number of horns, but exposing the financial underworld supporting the rhino-horn market is only half the battle. Equally important is convincing South African authorities to take action before it's too late --- for the rhinos, and for Crystal.

Sisters of Summer's End by Lori Foster - Fiction, Women's Fiction

HQN | 9781335468321 | Published June 11, 2019

When single mom Joy Lee abandoned her old life to take a job at a lakeside resort, she found something that her family’s wealth and influence could never buy: peace of mind. But when her new friend, Maris, dares her to take a chance with the drive-in’s charismatic new owner, everything changes for Joy and her young son. A difficult childhood has left Maris Kennedy with definite priorities. Her job running Summer’s End, the camp store and café, comes first. But the more she encourages Joy to open herself up to new experiences, the more Maris begins to wonder what she, too, might be missing. Soon they form a friendship that leaves them as close as sisters --- and open to love where they least expect it.

The Amazing Adventures of Aaron Broom by A. E. Hotchner - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Anchor | 9780525436539 | Published June 11, 2019

Twelve-year-old Aaron Broom is protecting his father’s car from repossession when he witnesses a jewelry store robbery gone wrong. To Aaron’s shock, his father, a struggling salesman in the wrong place at the wrong time, is fingered as the prime suspect in the murder. Aaron --- precocious, plucky, not a little naïve --- must seek out gangsters, diamond dealers, bootleggers and street kids in order to prove his father’s innocence. In his search for justice, Aaron draws upon the resources of a world-weary paperboy, an aspiring teen journalist and a kindly lawyer. As they dig into the details of the case, these unconventional detectives reveal a cover-up that goes much deeper than a jewelry-store heist gone sour.

The Collector's Apprentice by B. A. Shapiro - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Algonquin Books | 9781616209803 | Published June 11, 2019

Accused of helping her fiancé steal her family’s fortune and her father’s art collection, Paulien Mertens has fled to France. To protect herself from the law and the wrath of those who lost everything, she has created a new identity. Paulien, aka Vivienne, takes a position working for an American art collector modeled after real-life eccentric museum founder Albert Barnes and quickly becomes caught up in the 1920s Paris of artists and expats, including post-Impressionist painter Henri Matisse and writer Gertrude Stein. From there, she sets out to recover her father’s art collection, prove her innocence and exact revenge on her ex-fiancé.

The Dependents by Katharine Dion - Fiction

Back Bay Books | 978-0316473897 | Published June 11, 2019

After the sudden death of his wife, Maida, Gene is haunted by the fear that their marriage was not all it appeared to be. Alongside Ed and Gayle Donnelly, friends since college days, he tries to resurrect happy memories of the times the two couples shared, raising their children in a small New Hampshire town and vacationing together at a lake house every summer. Meanwhile, his daughter, Dary, challenges not only his happy version of the past but also his view of Maida. As a long-standing rift between them deepens, Gene starts to understand how unknown his daughter is to him --- and how enigmatic his wife was as well. And a lingering suspicion seizes his mind that could upend everything he thought he knew.

The Good Sister by Gillian McAllister - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525539391 | Published June 11, 2019

When Martha finds herself struggling to balance early motherhood and her growing business, her sister Becky steps in to babysit her niece, Layla, without a second thought, bringing the two women closer than ever. But then the unthinkable happens, and Becky is charged with murder. Nine months later, Becky is on trial and maintains her innocence --- and so does Martha. Unable to shake the feeling that her sister couldn't possibly be guilty, Martha sets out to uncover exactly what happened that night, and how things could have gone so wrong. As the trial progresses, fault lines between the sisters begin to show --- revealing cracks deep in their relationship and threatening the family each has worked so hard to build.

The King's City: A History of London During The Restoration: The City that Transformed a Nation by Don Jordan - History, Nonfiction

Pegasus Books | 9781643131436 | Published June 11, 2019

During the reign of Charles II, London was a city in flux. After years of civil war and political turmoil, England's capital became the center for major advances in the sciences, the theatre, architecture, trade and ship-building that paved the way for the creation of the British Empire. Throughout the quarter-century Charles was on the throne, London also suffered several serious reverses: the plague in 1665 and the Great Fire in 1666, and severe defeat in the Second Anglo-Dutch War, which brought about notable economic decline. But thanks to the genius and resilience of the people of London, and the occasionally wavering stewardship of the King, the city rose from the ashes to become the economic capital of Europe.

The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Harper Perennial | 9780062668707 | Published June 11, 2019

Carlos Ruiz Zafón returns to the magnificent universe he constructed in THE SHADOW OF THE WIND, THE ANGEL’S GAME and THE PRISONER OF HEAVEN in this riveting series finale that introduces a sexy, seductive new heroine whose investigation shines a light on the dark history of Franco’s Spain. In THE LABYRINTH OF THE SPIRITS, set in the universe of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, beautiful and enigmatic Alicia Gris, with the help of the Sempere family, uncovers one of the most shocking conspiracies in all Spanish history.

The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson - Fiction, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538713839 | Published June 11, 2019

THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING confronts a threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view. Set over the course of three days, Bill Clinton and James Patterson's political thriller sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation.

This is Home by Lisa Duffy - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Atria Books | 9781501189258 | Published June 11, 2019

After the death of her mother, 16-year-old Libby Winters lives with her father, Bent, in the middle apartment of their triple decker home --- Bent’s two sisters, Lucy and Desiree, live on the top floor. Quinn Ellis is at a crossroads. When her husband John, who has served two tours in Iraq, goes missing back at home, suffering from PTSD he refuses to address, Quinn finds herself living in the first-floor apartment of the Winters house. For Libby, the new tenant downstairs is an unwelcome guest, another body filling up her already crowded house. But soon enough, an unlikely friendship begins to blossom, when Libby and Quinn stretch and redefine their definition of family and home.

We All Love the Beautiful Girls by Joanne Proulx - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538712436 | Published June 11, 2019

One frigid winter night, Mia and Michael Slate's comfortable world dissolves in an instant when they discover that their best friend has cheated them out of their life savings. At the same time, a few doors down, their teenage son passes out in the snow at a party --- a mistake the consequences of which will shatter not just their family, but an entire community.

The Emancipation of Evan Walls by Jeffrey Blount - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Koehler Books | 9781633938106 | Published June 15, 2019

Evan Walls is terrified by the birth of his first child because he doesn't want her to suffer the isolation he had as a child. Seeing his torment, his wife, Izzy, prods him to explain. He tells of being a black child growing up in the racially charged 1960s. Inspired to overcome the racism and class status imposed on blacks, he dreams of a life bigger than that lived by most everyone he knows in the small Virginia town of Canaan. Among the smartest in his class, Evan becomes a target of white kids threatened by the forced integration of their schools. Caught in a crossfire of hate from whites and his own people, who question whether he is black enough, Evan is often alone and bewildered. Only the love of his great-grandmother, Mama Jennie, and his mentor, Bojack, keeps him on track.

Mary B by Katherine J. Chen - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Random House Trade Paperbacks | 9780399592225 | Published June 18, 2019

Mary Bennet possesses neither the beauty of her eldest sister, Jane, nor the high-spirited wit of second-born Lizzy. Even compared to her frivolous younger siblings, Kitty and Lydia, Mary knows she is lacking in the ways that matter for single, not-so-well-to-do women in 19th-century England who must secure their futures through the finding of a husband. As her sisters wed, one by one, Mary pictures herself growing old, a spinster with no estate to run or children to mind, dependent on the charity of others. At least she has the silent rebellion and secret pleasures of reading and writing to keep her company. But even her fictional creations are no match for the scandal, tragedy and romance that eventually visit Mary’s own life.

Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062657183 | Published June 18, 2019

Overwhelmed at the office and reeling from betrayals involving the people she loves, Poppy feels as if her world has tipped sideways. With her colleague, Annalise, she creates an invitation-only Facebook group that quickly takes off. Suddenly, Poppy feels like she’s back in control --- until someone begins leaking the group’s private posts and stirring up a nasty backlash. Feeling judged by disapproving female colleagues and her own disappointed children, Frankie, too, is careening towards the breaking point. She also knows something shocking about her boss. As things begin to slide disastrously and dangerously out of control, carefully concealed secrets and lies are exposed with devastating consequences.

A Forgotten Place: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062678836 | Published June 18, 2019

The Great War has ended, and battlefield nurse Bess Crawford has been assigned to a clinic for amputees. She does her best to help them, but it’s clear that they have nothing to go home to. Their officer, Captain Williams, writes to describe their despair, and his own at trying to save his men. Bess feels compelled to look into their situation, so she travels to Wales but is told Williams has left the valley. Fearing that he intends to kill himself, Bess follows Williams to an isolated, storm-battered peninsula. Deserted by her frightened driver, Bess is stranded among strangers suspicious of outsiders. She quickly discovers these villagers are hiding something, and she’s learned too much to be allowed to leave.

Blood Relations by Jonathan Moore - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Mariner Books | 9781328987815 | Published June 18, 2019

Who is Claire Gravesend? So wonders PI Lee Crowe when he finds her dead on top of a Rolls Royce in the most dangerous neighborhood in San Francisco. Claire’s mother, Olivia, doesn’t believe the coroner’s ruling that she killed herself and hires Crowe to investigate. But the questions about the Gravesend family pile up fast. First, the autopsy reveals round scars running down Claire’s spine, old marks Olivia won’t explain. Then, Crowe visits Claire’s Boston townhouse and has to fend off an armed intruder. He leaves Boston afraid, but finds his way to Claire’s secret San Francisco pied-à-terre. It’s there that his questions come to a head. Sleeping in an upstairs bedroom, he finds Claire, and as far as he can tell, she’s alive.

Days of Awe: Stories by A.M. Homes - Fiction, Short Stories

Penguin Books | 9780143133261 | Published June 18, 2019

A.M. Homes exposes the heart of an uneasy America in her new collection --- exploring our attachments to each other through characters who aren't quite who they hoped to become, though there is no one else they can be. In "A Prize for Every Player," a man is nominated to run for president by the customers of a big box store, while he and his family do their weekly shopping. At a conference on genocide(s) in the title story, old friends rediscover themselves and one another --- finding spiritual and physical comfort in ancient traditions. And in "Hello Everybody" and "She Got Away," Homes revisits a Los Angeles family obsessed with the surfaces and frightened of what lives below.

Fight No More: Stories by Lydia Millet - Fiction, Short Stories

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393357042 | Published June 18, 2019

In FIGHT NO MORE, Nina, a lonely real-estate broker estranged from her only relative, is at the center of a web of stories connecting a community through the houses they inhabit. With crackling satire and surprising tenderness, Lydia Millet introduces an indelible cast of untidy teens, beastly men and strong-minded women whose stories begin to outline the fate of one particular family being torn apart by forces they recognize but cannot control. Millet’s intellect and beautiful prose deliver profound insight into human behavior, from the ordinary to the bizarre, and draws startling contrasts between house and home.

In Dust and Ashes: A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel by Anne Holt - Fiction, Mystery

Scribner | 9781501174797 | Published June 18, 2019

In 2001, a two-year-old girl was killed by a speeding car. The marriage of her grief-stricken parents dissolved in the wake of the accident, and not long thereafter, her mother died under mysterious circumstances. The girl’s father, Jonas, was convicted of his ex-wife’s murder and sentenced to 12 years in prison. But police investigator Kjell Bonsaksen knew he was innocent. Now it’s 2016, and an uncomfortable chance encounter with Jonas prompts Kjell to dig out Jonas’ case files for Detective Henrik Holme. Henrik doesn’t take long to convince his beloved mentor, Hanne Wilhelmsen, that Jonas was wrongly convicted. As their investigation evolves, Hanne and Henrik uncover eerie connections to the recent suicide of a right-wing extremist blogger whose fanatic ideologies seem incompatible with a desire to die.

Open Me by Lisa Locascio - Fiction

Grove Press | 978080219642 | Published June 18, 2019

Roxana Olsen has always dreamed of going to Paris, and after high school graduation finally plans to travel there on a study abroad program. But a logistical mix-up brings Roxana to Copenhagen instead, where she is picked up at the airport by Søren, a 28-year-old guide who is meant to be her steward. Instantly drawn to one another, Roxana and Søren’s relationship turns romantic, and when he asks Roxana to accompany him to a small coastal town for the rest of the summer, she doesn’t hesitate to accept. But as their relationship deepens, Søren’s temperament darkens, and Roxana finds herself increasingly drawn to a local outsider, Zlatan, whom she learns is a Muslim refugee from the Bosnian War.