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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.

October 2015


The Best American Comics 2015 by Jonathan Lethem and Bill Kartalopoulos - Graphic Novel

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544107700 | Published October 6, 2015

Jonathan Lethem brings both literary and comics credibility to his picks for the best graphic pieces of the year.

Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future by Lauren Redniss - Graphic Novel

Random House | 9780812993172 | Published October 27, 2015

Weather is the very air we breathe --- it shapes our daily lives and alters the course of history. In THUNDER & LIGHTNING, Lauren Redniss tells the story of weather and humankind through the ages.


Burned: A Vanessa Pierson Novel by Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Signet | 9780451416827 | Published October 6, 2015

Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson has dedicated her career to capturing one man: Bhoot, the world’s most notorious nuclear arms dealer. When she narrowly escapes death during a devastating explosion at the Louvre, Vanessa immediately suspects that Bhoot was the architect of the brazen terrorist attack. But when a previously unknown militant group claims responsibility for the bombing and promises even greater carnage, she is forced to rethink her initial assumptions.

Deadline: A Virgil Flowers Novel by John Sandford - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780425275184 | Published October 6, 2015

In Southeast Minnesota, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor. Meanwhile, not far away, Virgil Flowers gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found --- and the victim is a local reporter.

Her by Harriet Lane - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Back Bay Books | 9780316369886 | Published October 6, 2015

Isolated and exhausted by early motherhood, Emma finds that her confidence is fading fast. Nina --- sophisticated, generous, effortlessly in control --- seems to have all the answers. It's easy to see why Emma is drawn to Nina. But what does Nina see in her? A seemingly innocent friendship slowly develops into a dangerous game of cat and mouse as Nina eases her way into Emma's life. It soon becomes clear that Nina wants something from the unwitting Emma --- something that might just destroy her.

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Speak | 9780142425763 | Published October 6, 2015

Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At 13, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives, wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways…until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else --- an even more unpredictable new force in her life.

Lila by Marilynne Robinson - Fiction

Picador | 9781250074843 | Published October 6, 2015

Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church --- the only available shelter from the rain --- and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the days of suffering that preceded her newfound security. In LILA, Marilynne Robinson revisits the beloved characters and setting of her Pulitzer Prize-winning GILEAD, and HOME, a National Book Award finalist.

Shark Skin Suite by Tim Dorsey - Fiction, Humor

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062240026 | Published October 6, 2015

Ruthless at taking down the greedy banksters kicking people out of their homes, young lawyer Brook Campanella --- one of Serge Storms’ old flames --- lands a major class-action lawsuit and wins big. The opposition is determined to shut her down, and they’ll go to extreme lengths to do it. Luckily for her, Serge has been hired to do some investigative legwork on the case. There's nothing he likes better than saving a damsel in distress, especially when it means kicking a bunch of shyster butt.

The Bishop's Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison - Fiction, Mystery

Soho Crime | 9781616956189 | Published October 6, 2015

One cold winter night, a young wife and mother named Carrie Helm disappears, leaving behind everything she owns. Carrie’s husband, Jared, claims his wife has always been unstable and that she has abandoned the family. Linda Wallheim, a devout Mormon and the wife of a bishop, doesn’t trust him. As Linda snoops in the Helm family’s circumstances, she becomes convinced that Jared has murdered his wife and painted himself as a wronged husband.

The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455581511 | Published October 6, 2015

An older woman recognizes the body of an unidentified woman as Lisemette, a child she once cared for in the state mental institution many years ago. Lisemette, like the other children in the institution, was abandoned by her family and branded a "forgotten girl." But Louise Rick, the new commander of the Missing Persons Department, soon discovers something more disturbing: Lisemette had a twin, and both girls were issued death certificates more than 30 years ago.

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson - History, Nonfiction, Technology

Simon & Schuster | 9781476708706 | Published October 6, 2015

What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In THE INNOVATORS, Walter Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Alan Turing, John von Neumann, Doug Engelbart, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs and Larry Page.

The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Women's Fiction

Sourcebooks Landmark | 9781492628996 | Published October 6, 2015

The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, renowned for her notorious trick of sawing a man in half on stage. One night in Waterloo, Iowa, with young policeman Virgil Holt watching from the audience, she swaps her trademark saw for a fire ax. Is it a new version of the illusion, or an all-too-real murder? When Arden's husband is found lifeless beneath the stage later that night, the answer seems clear, and she has only one night to convince a small-town policeman of her innocence.

The Peripheral by William Gibson - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780425276235 | Published October 6, 2015

Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran’s benefits, and he finds a new job: beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. It seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He’s supposed to get in their way and edge them back. He’s offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn’t what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it could also be murder.

The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain - Fiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250074355 | Published October 6, 2015

Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister, Lisa, committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over 20 years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina, cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now?

Then Came Life: Living With Courage, Spirit and Gratitude After Breast Cancer by Geralyn Lucas - Memoir, Nonfiction

Avery | 9781592409228 | Published October 6, 2015

One mastectomy, two C-sections, three pants sizes and lots of red lipstick later, Geralyn Lucas --- the author of WHY I WORE LIPSTICK TO MY MASTECTOMY --- is dealing with the same issues as other women her age. When she looks in the mirror at her hard-won wrinkles, all she wants is Botox. Celebrating her sweet 16 cancerversary, she’s thankful for her second chance and ready to be daring. But can she survive life’s new ups and downs with the same courage she’s always had?

We Are Pirates by Daniel Handler - Fiction

Bloomsbury USA | 9781608197767 | Published October 6, 2015

WE ARE PIRATES by Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler is a novel about our desperate searches for happiness and freedom, about our wild journeys beyond the boundaries of our ordinary lives. It’s also about a teenage girl who pulls together a ragtag crew to commit mayhem in the San Francisco Bay, while her hapless father tries to get her home.

Beef With Tomato by Dean Haspiel - Graphic Novel, Literary

Alternative Comics | 9781934460818 | Published October 13, 2015

A native New York bruiser is fed up with life in the dregs of a drug-addled Alphabet City where his neighbors are shut-ins and his bicycle is always getting stolen. He escapes from Manhattan to make a fresh start in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, only to face a new strain of street logic — where most everything he encounters is not as it seems.

Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard by John Branch - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393351910 | Published October 13, 2015

The tragic death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at 28 was front-page news across the country in 2011 and helped shatter the silence about violence and concussions in professional sports. Now, acclaimed reporter John Branch tells the shocking story of Boogaard's life and heartbreaking death. BOY ON ICE raises deep and disturbing questions about the systemic brutality of contact sports and the damage that reaches far beyond the game.

Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews - Fiction, Holiday

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250019714 | Published October 13, 2015

Christmas is coming, but Savannah antiques dealer Weezie Foley is doubly distracted: by her upcoming wedding to her longtime love, chef Daniel Stipanek, and also by the fact that her best friend and maid-of-honor, BeBe Loudermilk, is due to give birth any day --- and is still adamantly refusing to marry her live-in-love Harry.

How to Be Both by Ali Smith - Fiction

Anchor | 9780307275257 | Published October 13, 2015

HOW TO BE BOTH is a novel all about art’s versatility. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real --- and all of life’s givens are given a second chance.

Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book by Richard Ford - Fiction

Ecco | 9780061692079 | Published October 13, 2015

Through Frank Bascombe, we’ve witnessed the aspirations, sorrows, longings, achievements and failings of an American life in the twilight of the 20th century. Now, in LET ME BE FRANK WITH YOU, author Richard Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four narratives, Bascombe (and Ford) attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity.

Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet - Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393351729 | Published October 13, 2015

On the grounds of a Caribbean island resort, newlyweds Deb and Chip meet a marine biologist who says she has sighted mermaids in a coral reef. As the resort's "parent company" swoops in to corner the market on mythological creatures, the couple joins forces with other adventurous souls to save said mermaids from the "Venture of Marvels," which wants to turn their reef into a theme park.

Saints of New York by R.J. Ellory - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

The Overlook Press | 9781468312157 | Published October 13, 2015

The death of a young heroin dealer causes no great concern for NYPD Detective Frank Parrish --- Danny Lange is just another casualty of the drug war. But when Danny’s teenage sister winds up dead, questions are raised that have no clear answers. As the homicides continue --- and a disturbing pattern emerges --- Frank tries desperately to make some sense of the deaths, while battling with his own demons.

The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Howard Books | 9781476794747 | Published October 13, 2015

The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich and ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, “Sisi,” Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor. But shortly after her arrival at court, Sisi finds herself in an unexpected dilemma: she has inadvertently fallen for and won the heart of her sister’s groom.

The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue - Fiction, Horror, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Picador | 9781250074881 | Published October 13, 2015

Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, 10-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, he spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. While those around him are haunted by what they think they see, only Jack Peter knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all.