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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.

July 2016

Hardcover

Falling: A Love Story by Jane Green - Fiction, Romance

Berkley | 9780399583285 | Published July 19, 2016

When Emma Montague left the confines of upper-crust British life for New York, she felt sure it would make her happy. But the cutthroat world of finance began to take its toll. Emma settles in the picturesque waterfront town of Westport, Connecticut. It is here that she begins to confront what it is she really wants. She channels her passion into remaking the dilapidated cottage she rents from Dominic, a local handyman. Unlike any man Emma has ever known, Dominic is confident, grounded and committed to being present for his son whose mother fled shortly after he was born. They become friends, and slowly much more, as Emma finds herself feeling at home in a way she never has. But just as they start to imagine a life together as a family, fate intervenes in the most shocking of ways. 

Good as Gone by Amy Gentry - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544920958 | Published July 26, 2016

Thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, witnessed only by her younger sister. Her family was shattered, but managed to stick together, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night: the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. The family is ecstatic --- but Anna, Julie’s mother, has whispers of doubts. She hates to face them. She cannot avoid them. When she is contacted by a former detective turned private eye, she begins a torturous search for the truth about the woman she desperately hopes is her daughter.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany - Fantasy, Fiction

Arthur A. Levine Books | 9781338099133 | Published July 31, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first to be presented on stage. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Paperback

A Banquet of Consequences: A Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George - Fiction, Mystery

Penguin Books | 9780451467850 | Published July 5, 2016

As Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the London angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful façade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire and deceit. The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind who will have to deal with its unintended consequences. Could there be a link between the young man’s leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge?

A Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay - Fiction, Romance, Short Stories

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250093875 | Published July 5, 2016

What takes place in Paris when husbands and wives tangle with infidelity? In this compulsively readable collection, Tatiana de Rosnay paints a portrait of forbidden loves in many shades --- sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous, sometimes heartfelt, always with a dry wit and unflinching authenticity. A PARIS AFFAIR will take you on a vacation overseas, into the hidden lives of husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, where illicit desire wars with duty, and where a French take on romance will surprise you every time.

A Song of Shadows: A Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781501118302 | Published July 5, 2016

Still recovering from his life-threatening wounds, private detective Charlie Parker has retreated to the small Maine town of Boreas to regain his strength. There he befriends a widow named Ruth Winter and her young daughter, Amanda. But Ruth has her secrets. Old atrocities are about to be unearthed, and old sinners will kill to hide their sins. Now Parker is about to risk his life to defend a woman he barely knows, one who fears him almost as much as she fears those who are coming for her.

A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan - Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501105456 | Published July 5, 2016

Alice Pearse is a mostly happily married mother of three, an attentive daughter, an ambivalent dog-owner, a part-time editor, a loyal neighbor and a Zen commuter. When her husband makes a radical career change, Alice is ready to lean in --- and she knows exactly how lucky she is to land a job at Scroll, a hip young start-up that promises to be the future of reading. She is proud of her new “balancing act” until her dad gets sick, her marriage flounders, her babysitter gets fed up, her kids start to grow up, and her work takes an unexpected turn.

After Alice by Gregory Maguire - Fantasy, Fiction

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780060859749 | Published July 5, 2016

Ada, a friend of Alice’s mentioned briefly in ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, is off to visit her friend, but arrives a moment too late --- and tumbles down the rabbit hole herself. Ada brings to Wonderland her own imperfect apprehension of cause and effect as she embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and see her safely home from this surreal world below the world. If Eurydice can ever be returned to the arms of Orpheus, or Lazarus can be raised from the tomb, perhaps Alice can be returned to life.

Enchanted August by Brenda Bowen - Fiction

Penguin Books | 9780143108078 | Published July 5, 2016

Lottie Wilkinson, Rose Arbuthnot, Caroline Dester and Beverly Fisher each decide to take a break from their current lives to spend time at Hopewell Cottage, an old, pretty cottage on a small island. When they arrive, they are transformed by the salt air, the breathtaking views, and the long, lazy days. Gradually, the ladies begin to open up: to one another and to the possibilities of lives quite different from the ones they’ve been leading. Change can’t be that hard, can it?

Last Words by Michael Koryta - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Back Bay Books | 9780316122689 | Published July 5, 2016

Still mourning the death of his wife, private investigator Mark Novak accepts a case that may be his undoing. On the same day his wife died, the body of a teenage girl was pulled from the extensive and perilous cave system beneath Southern Indiana. Now the man who rescued the girl, who was believed to be her killer, begs Novak to uncover what really happened. Garrison is much like any place in America, proud and fortified against outsiders. For Mark to delve beneath the town's surface, he must match wits with the man who knows the caverns better than anyone. A man who seems to have lost his mind. A man who seems to know Mark Novak all too well.

The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction

Roc | 9780451466815 | Published July 5, 2016

Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship Predator. Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy’s shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels. But when the Predator is severely damaged in combat, Grimm is offered a proposition from the Spirearch of Albion --- to join a team of agents on a vital mission in exchange for fully restoring Predator to its fighting glory.

The Hand That Feeds You by A. J. Rich - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Scribner | 9781476774596 | Published July 5, 2016

Morgan Prager, who is completing her thesis on victim psychology, is newly engaged to Bennett, a seductive but possessive and secretive man. She returns from class one day to find Bennett mauled to death and her dogs covered in blood. When Morgan tries to locate Bennett’s parents to tell them about their son’s hideous death, she discovers he was not the man he said he was. Suddenly Morgan’s research into Bennett takes on the urgency of survival: to stay alive, she must find out who is killing the women to whom Bennett was closest.

The Last September by Nina de Gramont - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Algonquin Books | 9781616206093 | Published July 5, 2016

Brett had been in love with Charlie from the day she laid eyes on him in college. When Charlie is found murdered, Brett is devastated. But if she is honest with herself, their marriage had been hanging by a thread for quite some time. Though all clues point to Charlie’s brother Eli, who’s been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years, any number of people might have been driven to slit the throat of Charlie Moss --- a handsome, charismatic man who unwittingly damaged almost every life he touched. Brett is determined to understand how such a tragedy could have happened --- and if she was somehow complicit.

All the Time in the World by Caroline Angell - Family Life, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Holt Paperbacks | 9781627794015 | Published July 12, 2016

Charlotte, a gifted and superbly trained young musician, has been blindsided by a shocking betrayal in her promising career when she takes a babysitting job with the McLeans, a glamorous Upper East Side Manhattan family. When an unthinkable tragedy leaves the McLeans bereft, Charlotte is not the only one who realizes that she's the key to holding little George and Matty's world together. Suddenly, in addition to life's usual puzzles, such as sorting out which suitor is her best match, she finds herself with an impossible choice between her life-long dreams and the torn-apart family she's come to love.
How to Be a Grown-Up by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus - Fiction

Washington Square Press | 9781451643473 | Published July 12, 2016

When Rory McGovern’s husband, Blake, loses his dream job, he announces that he feels like “taking a break” from being a husband and father. Without him, her only hope is to accept a full-time position working for two twenty-somethings. These girls think they know it all and have been given the millions from venture capitalists to back up their delusion: that the future of digital media is a high-end “lifestyle” site --- for kids! Can Rory learn to decipher her bosses’ lingo, texts that read like license plates, and arbitrary mandates? And is there any hope of saving her marriage?

Open Grave by Kjell Eriksson - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250091086 | Published July 12, 2016

Professor Bertram von Ohler has been awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine. This news causes problems in his otherwise quiet upper-class neighborhood in Uppsala, Sweden, as not everybody is happy with the choice of winner. Mysterious incidents start to occur. “Boyish pranks” say the police, but what follows is certainly not innocent amusement. Detective Inspector Ann Lindell becomes involved in the case and immediately is transported back into her own past.

The Ascendant by Drew Chapman - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Simon & Schuster | 9781476725895 | Published July 12, 2016

When bond analyst Garrett Reilly discovers that US Treasury bonds are being sold off at an alarming rate, he sees a chance to become incredibly rich. But when the United States military arrives at his office, Garrett learns that he has stumbled upon the first attack in a covert war of unthinkable proportions.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Riverhead Books | 9781594634024 | Published July 12, 2016

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Their life --- as she sees it --- is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything has changed.

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie - Fiction

Random House Trade Paperbacks | 9780812988208 | Published July 12, 2016

Once upon a time, in a world just like ours, there came “the time of the strangenesses.” A simple gardener began to levitate, and a powerful djinn raised an army composed entirely of her semi-magical great-great-great-grandchildren. A baby was born with the ability to see corruption in the faces of others. The ghosts of two philosophers, long dead, began arguing once more. And a battle for the kingdom of Fairyland was waged throughout our world for 1,001 nights --- or, to be more precise, for two years, eight months and 28 nights.

After You by Jojo Moyes - Fiction, Romance

Penguin Books | 9780143108863 | Published July 19, 2016

After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, Louisa Clark is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started. Thanks to the members of the Moving On support group, Lou meets strong, capable Sam Fielding, a paramedic whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future.

The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories by Anthony Marra - Fiction, Short Stories

Hogarth | 9780770436452 | Published July 19, 2016

Anthony Marra’s collection introduces a cast of remarkable characters whose lives intersect in ways both life-affirming and heartbreaking. A 1930s Soviet censor painstakingly corrects offending photographs, bewitched by the image of a disgraced prima ballerina. A chorus of women recount their stories and those of their grandmothers, former gulag prisoners. Two pairs of brothers share a fierce, protective love. Young men across the former USSR face violence at home and in the military. And great sacrifices are made in the name of an oil landscape that is unremarkable except for the almost incomprehensibly peaceful past it depicts.

After the Parade by Lori Ostlund - Fiction

Scribner | 9781476790114 | Published July 26, 2016

After 20 years under the Pygmalion-like direction of his older partner Walter, Aaron Englund at last decides it is time to stop letting life happen to him and to take control of his own fate. But soon after establishing himself in San Francisco, Aaron sees that real freedom will not come until he has made peace with his memories of Morton, Minnesota: a cramped town whose 400 souls form a constellation of Aaron’s childhood heartbreaks and hopes.

All Together Now by Gill Hornby - Fiction

Back Bay Books | 9780316234726 | Published July 26, 2016

The small town of Bridgeford is in crisis. Downtown is deserted, businesses are closing, and the idea of civic pride seems old-fashioned to residents rushing through the streets to get somewhere else. But there is one thing that just might unite the community --- music. The local choir, a group generally either ignored or mocked by most of Bridgeford's inhabitants, is preparing for an important contest. To win it, they need new members and a whole new sound.

City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Vintage | 9780804172950 | Published July 26, 2016

New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s great fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown’s punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor --- and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park on New Year’s Eve. When the blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever.

Don't Tempt Me by Lori Foster - Fiction, Romance

HQN Books | 9780373789726 | Published July 26, 2016

Love comes along when it's least wanted. Jason Guthrie has no time for entanglements until he starts helping his lovely new neighbor, Honor Brown, remodel her house. Martial arts teacher Sullivan Dean knows real danger when he sees it, but he can't seem to keep his hands off the real woman behind gorgeous blonde, Lexie Perkins.