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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.

January 2015

Hardcover

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen by Dylan Horrocks - Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Fantagraphics | 9781606997901 | Published January 4, 2015

Cartoonist Sam Zabel hasn’t drawn a comic in years. Stuck in a nightmare of creative block and despair, Sam spends his days writing superhero stories and staring at a blank piece of paper, unable to draw a single line. Then one day he finds a mysterious old comic book set on Mars and is suddenly thrown headlong into a wild, fantastic journey through centuries of comics, stories, and imaginary worlds. Funny, erotic, and thoughtful, SAM ZABEL AND THE MAGICPEN explores the pleasures, dangers, and moral consequences of fantasy.

A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me: A Memoir by Jason Schmidt - Memoir, Nonfiction, Young Adult 14+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374380137 | Published January 6, 2015

A LIST OF THINGS THAT DIDN'T KILL ME is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one?

A Pleasure and a Calling by Phil Hogan - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Picador | 9781250060631 | Published January 6, 2015

Mr. Heming is a real estate agent who has the keys to every home he's ever sold in town. He has kept them all so he can observe his neighbors, not just on the street, but also behind locked doors. His disturbing hobby soon begins to form a clear pattern, and the reasons behind it come into focus. But when the quiet routine of the village is disrupted by strange occurrences, including a dead body found in the backyard of a client's home, Mr. Heming realizes it may be only a matter of time before his secrets are found out.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven - Young Adult 14+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780385755887 | Published January 6, 2015

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Delacorte Press | 9780345539939 | Published January 6, 2015

Shortly after 12-year-old Flavia de Luce arrives at Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy boarding school, a charred and mummified body tumbles out of a bedroom chimney. Now, while attending classes, making friends (and enemies), and assessing the school’s stern headmistress and faculty (one of whom is an acquitted murderess), Flavia is on the hunt for the victim’s identity and time of death, as well as suspects, motives and means.

Descent by Tim Johnston - Fiction, Literary, Suspense, Thriller

Algonquin Books | 9781616203047 | Published January 6, 2015

DESCENT is the story of a family undone by the disappearance of a daughter who went out for a morning run and didn’t come back. The girl’s vanishing is the beginning of the family’s harrowing journey down increasingly divergent and solitary paths, until all that continues to bind them to each other are the questions they can never bring themselves to ask: At what point does a family stop searching? At what point does a girl stop fighting for her life?

Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown - Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Del Rey | 9780345539816 | Published January 6, 2015

Darrow, a leader among the elite and a favorite of the masses, is nothing but a fake. Born into the lowest class of society, physically altered to infiltrate the upper echelon and bring about the fall of society, he’s now having doubts about his mission. It’s the memory of his dead wife that keeps him going, the same memory that might also bring about society’s downfall --- if he can stay alive long enough to see it.

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

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316369879 | Published January 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.

The Martini Shot: A Novella and Stories by George Pelecanos - Crime Fiction, Fiction, Short Stories

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316284370 | Published January 6, 2015

Whether they're cops or conmen, savage killers or creative types, gangsters or God-fearing citizens, George Pelecanos' characters are always engaged in a fight for their lives. They fight to advance or simply to survive; they fight against odds, against enemies, even against themselves. In this, his first collection of stories, the acclaimed novelist introduces readers to a vivid and eclectic cast of combatants.

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton - Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455551927 | Published January 6, 2015

The town of Medgar, Kentucky, is beset by a massive Mountaintop Removal operation that is blowing up the hills and back filling the hollows. Fourteen-year-old Kevin's grandfather and others in town attempt to rally the citizens against the “company” and its powerful owner to stop the plunder of their mountain heritage. When Kevin’s friend, Buzzy, witnesses the brutal murder of the opposition leader, a sequence is set in play that tests Buzzy and Kevin to their absolute limits in an epic struggle for survival in the Kentucky mountains.