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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 2014


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

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393239393 | Published October 1, 2014

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.

Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sociology

Putnam Adult | 9780399171987 | Published October 2, 2014

We in America have certain ideas of what it means to be poor. Linda Tirado takes all of these preconceived notions and smashes them to bits, articulating not only what it is to be working poor in America, but what poverty is truly like --- on all levels. She discusses how she went from lower-middle class, to sometimes middle class, to poor and everything in between, and in doing so reveals why “poor people don’t always behave the way middle-class America thinks they should.”

The Human Body written by Paolo Giordano, translated by Anne Milano Appel - Fiction

Pamela Dorman Books | 9780670015641 | Published October 2, 2014

A platoon of young men and one female soldier leaves Italy for one of the most dangerous places on earth: Forward Operating Base (FOB) in the Gulistan district of Afghanistan. Each member in the platoon manages the toxic mix of boredom and fear that is life at the FOB in his own way. But when a much-debated mission goes devastatingly awry, the soldiers find their lives changed in an instant.

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

Gotham | 9781592408955 | Published October 2, 2014

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?

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

Putnam Adult | 9780399162374 | Published October 7, 2014

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.

Lila by Marilynne Robinson - Fiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374187613 | Published October 7, 2014

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.

Malice by Keigo Higashino - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250035608 | Published October 7, 2014

Bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he’s planning to relocate to Vancouver. His body is discovered by his wife and his best friend, both of whom seem to have rock solid alibis. But the question before Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga isn't necessarily who or how, but why. In MALICE, the detective and the killer battle over the truth of the past and how events that led to the murder really unfolded.

Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber - Fiction, Romance

Ballantine Books | 9780553391152 | Published October 7, 2014

Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help 24-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track and help her find love. Posing as a teacher at a local college, Harry is up to the task, but not even he can predict the surprises that lay in store when Addie and her polar-opposite next-door neighbor, Erich, are forced to spend Christmas together. However, Addie and Erich soon find they have more in common than they thought --- and that two people who seem so wrong for each other may actually be just right.

Night Sky by Suzanne and Melanie Brockmann - Paranormal, Suspense/Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492601449 | Published October 7, 2014

Skylar Reid’s world is turned upside down when Sasha, the little girl she babysits, is kidnapped and believed to be murdered. Then Dana, a girl with extreme abilities, roars into town on a motorcycle and claims that Sasha has a hormone in her blood that gives her special powers --- a hormone that the makers of a new drug called Destiny will murder to get their hands on. To top it all off, Dana says Skylar has the hormone too. When they discover Sasha might still be alive, Skylar must learn to embrace her newfound abilities…and fight Destiny.

Not My Father's Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming - Memoir, Nonfiction

It Books | 9780062225061 | Published October 7, 2014

Acclaimed stage, television and film actor Alan Cumming shares the story of his complicated relationship with his emotionally and physically abusive father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career. He integrates stories from his childhood with those detailing his experiences as a successful actor today in a memoir that is suspenseful, deeply moving and wickedly funny.