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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.

August 2015


Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown - Graphic Novel

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544157774 | Published August 4, 2015

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage --- and also of incompetence, racism, and criminality.

The Murderer's Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Ballantine Books | 9780345545312 | Published August 18, 2015

A brilliant, deeply dedicated psychologist, Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psyches. Only five years old when she witnessed her parents’ deaths in a bloody murder-suicide, Grace took refuge in her fierce intellect and found comfort in the loving couple who adopted her. But even as an adult with an accomplished professional life, Grace still has a dark, secret side. When her two worlds shockingly converge, Grace’s harrowing past returns with a vengeance.

The Lion of Rora by Christos Gage, Ruth Gage, and Jackie Lewis - Graphic Novel

Oni Press | 978-1620102480 | Published August 5, 2015

In the tradition of BRAVEHEART and 300 comes THE LION OF RORA, the true story of Joshua Janavel, farmer-turned-freedom fighter, who will stop at nothing in his quest to save his people from tyranny and religious persecution. This painstakingly researched graphic novel, written by Christos Gage and Ruth Fletcher Gage and featuring evocative art by Jackie Lewis, chronicles the epic war over faith, freedom, and family.

Hip Hop Family Tree, Book 3 by Ed Piskor - Graphic Novel

Fantagraphics | 978-1606998489 | Published August 8, 2015

Ed Piskor’s acclaimed graphic novel series continues! Book 3 highlights Run DMC’s rise to fame and introduces unassailable acts like Whodini, The Fat Boys, Slick Rick, and Doug E Fresh. The Beastie Boys become a rap group. Rick Rubin meets Russell Simmons to form Def Jam. The famous TV pilot to the dance show Graffiti Rock and the documentaries Style Wars and Breakin’ and Enterin’ are all highlighted in this comprehensive volume spanning 1983-1984. Ed Piskor continues to deliver the goods in this comprehensive history of hip hop. Full-color illustrations throughout.

Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson - Graphic Novel

Graphix | 978-0545565417 | Published August 25, 2015

Highly acclaimed graphic novelist Craig Thompson's debut book for young readers about a plucky heroine on a mission to save her dad.

For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can't just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is vast and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad is in big, BIG trouble. With her father's life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together.

Visionary graphic novel creator Craig Thompson brings all of his wit, warmth, and humor to create a brilliantly drawn story for all ages. Set in a distant yet familiar future, SPACE DUMPLINS weaves themes of family, friendship, and loyalty into a grand space adventure filled with quirky aliens, awesome spaceships, and sharp commentary on our environmentally challenged world.


Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - Fiction

Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam | 9780399167065 | Published July 29, 2014

A murder, a tragic accident, or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that somebody is dead. BIG LITTLE LIES follows Madeline, a funny and biting divorcee; Celeste, the beautiful mother of rambunctious twin boys; and Jane, a young single mother with doubts about her son. When Madeline and Celeste take Jane under their wing, no one realizes how she and her little boy will affect them all.

Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Published August 4, 2015

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside with her mother, who is slowly dying in their tiny cabin. But then a train arrives in the village, carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena’s age. When the two girls’ lives collide, an adventure is set in motion, an escapade that includes mistaken identity; a monk locked in a tower; a prince traveling incognito; and Baba Yaga, witch of Russian folklore, in her ambulatory house perched on chicken legs.

Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer - Fiction

Berkley | 9780425277935 | Published August 4, 2015

The lives of two people will forever change in five days. Minutes, hours and days tick by with ominous urgency. Mara Nichols is determined to control her future after a devastating medical diagnosis, but she faces an impossible decision. Meanwhile, her online friend, Scott Coffman, is helplessly suffering the impending loss of a young foster child he loves.

Haunted: A Hannah Smith Novel by Randy Wayne White - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780425275160 | Published August 4, 2015

The house is historic, some say haunted. It is also slated to be razed and replaced by condos, unless Hannah Smith can do something about it. She’s been hired by a wealthy Palm Beach widow to prove that the house’s seller didn’t disclose everything he knew about the place when he unloaded it, including its role in a bloody Civil War skirmish, and the suicides --- or were they murders? --- of two previous owners.

Michael Midas Champion: Book 1 by Jordan B. Gorfinkel and Scott Benefiel - Graphic Novel

InkLit | 9780425280782 | Published August 4, 2015

As Champion, the crimson guardian of his hometown Urbana Falls, Michael Midas battles vengeful samurai, wicked sorcerers and evil creatures, earning the gratitude of the people he saves --- and the heart of Dani, the woman he loves. Then, Michael’s long-time nemesis, Truck returns, revealing that he has evolved into an endlessly adaptable, monstrous supervillain, determined to destroy the world --- and he’s got the power to do it. Torn between fulfilling conflicting responsibilities to his family and to mankind, can Michael Midas Champion find the power to fix the problems of his past and save the world?

Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion by Jon Katz - Memoir, Nonfiction, Pets

Random House Trade Paperbacks | 9780345531209 | Published August 4, 2015

When Jon Katz got a call from an animal control officer about Simon, a neglected donkey who had been found on a failing farm, he wasn't expecting to take him in. But when he made the trek out to meet Simon, he couldn't help falling in love with the skinny, mangy donkey, and ended up taking him into his home. Simon listened in the fields as Jon read and discussed philosophy, forcing Jon to confront the most difficult parts of life and bringing him to a new understanding about mercy and compassion.

Terminal City by Linda Fairstein - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Signet | 9780451417299 | Published August 4, 2015

When the body of a young woman is found in the tower suite of the Waldorf Astoria --- one of the most prestigious hotels in Manhattan --- Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace find themselves hunting for an elusive killer whose only signature is carving a carefully drawn symbol into his victims’ bodies, a symbol that bears a striking resemblance to train tracks.

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Scribner | 9781439199367 | Published August 4, 2015

Eighty-five-year-old Addie Baum tells the story of her life to her 22-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her “How did you get to be the woman you are today?” She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naïve girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.

The Raven's Child by Thomas E. Sniegoski and Tom Brown - Graphic Novel

InkLit | 9780425279076 | Published August 4, 2015

When the Throng came, the human race never stood a chance. The monsters were simply too strong, too numerous. But even the monsters fear something: the dark goddess known as the Raven’s Child. Whoever wields her name and image could become the bane of the Throng and an inspiration to humankind --- even if she were only a young woman, like Carissa Devin, who has vowed to reclaim the world for the human race, no matter what the cost…

Oh My Goddess! Omnibus, Volume 1 by Kosuke Fujishima - Graphic Novel

Dark Horse Manga | 9781616557409 | Published August 11, 2015

College student Keiichi Morisato thought it was a prank when a strange, beautiful young woman appeared in his dorm room one night. But his unexpected visitor is literally a goddess from Heaven, Belldandy, come to grant him any single wish of his choosing.

Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories by Ron Rash - Fiction, Short Stories

Ecco | 9780062349354 | Published August 11, 2015

SOMETHING RICH AND STRANGE showcases Ron Rash’s artistry and craftsmanship in 30 stories culled from his previously published collections NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY, BURNING BRIGHT, CHEMISTRY and THE NIGHT NEW JESUS FELL TO EARTH. Each work of short fiction demonstrates Rash’s dazzling ability to evoke the heart and soul of this land and its people --- men and women inexorably tethered to the geography that defines and shapes them.

The Final Silence by Stuart Neville - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Soho Crime | 9781616956158 | Published August 11, 2015

Rea Carlisle has inherited a house from an uncle she never knew. It doesn’t take her long to clear out the remaining possessions, but to her horror she discovers a leather-bound book, its pages filled with locks of hair and fingernails: a catalog of victims. Rea turns to the only person she can think of: an old boyfriend, police inspector Jack Lennon. He has more than enough problems already, but a gruesome murder brings the dead man’s terrifying journal to the top of the Belfast police’s priority list.

Gray Mountain by John Grisham - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dell | 9780345543257 | Published August 18, 2015

Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track --- until the recession hits and she gets downsized. However, she is offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic in Virginia for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she’d get her old job back. Samantha’s new job takes her into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, and within weeks she finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly.

Operation Ajax by Daniel Burwen and Mike de Seve - Graphic Novel

Verso | 9781781689233 | Published August 18, 2015

The year is 1953. As the value of oil skyrockets, global power brokers begin to take interest in the political regimes of the Middle East. British agents have controlled Iranian oil exports for a generation, but the Shah’s hold on peace is shaky as a charismatic leader enters the scene. OPERATION AJAX is the story of the CIA coup that removed the democratically elected Mossadegh and reinstated the monarchy.

Flings: Stories by Justin Taylor - Fiction, Short Stories

Harper Perennial | 9780062310163 | Published August 25, 2015

In this piercing collection of short fiction, Justin Taylor captures the lives of men and women unmoored from their pasts and uncertain of their futures. A man writes his girlfriend a Dear John letter, gets in his car and just drives. A widowed insomniac is roused from malaise when an alligator appears in her backyard. A group of college friends try to stay close after graduation, but are drawn away from --- and back toward --- each other by the choices they make.

Woman with a Gun by Phillip Margolin - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Harper Paperbacks | 9780062399588 | Published August 25, 2015

Aspiring novelist Stacey Kim can't erase an iconic photo from her mind and soon becomes embroiled in a plot of great intrigue. Why did the "Woman with a Gun" kill her husband on their wedding night? Did she actually do it? And why does the one person with answers, photographer Kathy Moran, remain silent? Stacey must reconcile conflicting accounts and find a way to reach the reclusive Moran, or the truth may never see the light of day.

Mass Market Paperback

Lock In by John Scalzi - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Tor Science Fiction | 9780765381323 | Published August 4, 2015

A new and highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. For most, the virus is nothing worse than the flu, but for the unlucky 1% of the population, it results in locked-in syndrome: the victim is fully awake and aware but unable to respond. Fifteen years later, integrators are able to let the locked-in borrow their bodies, when a single murder rocks this new world and everything they thought was true.

Strong Darkness: A Caitlin Strong Novel by Jon Land - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Forge Books | 9780765370273 | Published August 4, 2015

The son of Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong’s boyfriend is nearly beaten to death at Brown University. The investigation leads back to Texas and to the Chinese high-tech company awarded the contract to build the US’s 5G network. Li Zhen, the company’s founder, counts that as the greatest achievement of his career, but it hides his true motivations --- nothing less than China’s total domination of the United States.