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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.

November 2012


Abelard by Renaud Dillies and Régis Hautière

NBM Publishing | 9781561637010 | Published November 1, 2012

The Music of James Bond by Jon Burlingame - History, Movies, Music

Oxford University Press, USA | 9780199863303 | Published November 1, 2012

The story of the music that accompanies the cinematic adventures of Ian Fleming's intrepid Agent 007 is one of surprising real-life drama. In The Music of James Bond, author Jon Burlingame throws open studio and courtroom doors alike to reveal the full and extraordinary history of the sounds of James Bond, spicing the story with a wealth of fascinating and previously undisclosed tales.

Both Flesh and Not: Essays by David Foster Wallace - Essays, Nonfiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316182379 | Published November 6, 2012

BOTH FLESH AND NOT gathers 15 of David Foster Wallace’s essays never published in book form, including "Federer Both Flesh and Not," considered by many to be his nonfiction masterpiece; "The (As it Were) Seminal Importance of Terminator 2," which deftly dissects James Cameron's blockbuster; and "Fictional Futures and the Conspicuously Young," an examination of television's effect on a new generation of writers.

Days of Blood & Starlight: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book Two by Laini Taylor - Fantasy, Fiction

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316133975 | Published November 6, 2012

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, DAYS OF BLOOD & STARLIGHT finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver - Fiction

Harper | 9780062124265 | Published November 6, 2012

When Dellarobia Turnbow climbs a mountain near her farmhouse home, she has a mission: she will take a lover and change her boring life. But what she finds on the mountaintop appears to be not only a glowing apparition, but Mother Nature's tragic error. Her discovery will open her eyes, broadening her world and helping her find her place in it.

Jack Reacher's Rules introduction by Lee Child - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Delacorte Press | 9780345544292 | Published November 6, 2012

Jack Reacher takes on all comers, using a potent mixture of brutal strength and pure cunning. Now, his wisdom, his training, and even his wit has been compiled into a definitive guide to Jack Reacher. With quotes from Lee Child's bestselling novels, tips and tricks based on their plots, JACK REACHER’S RULES is the perfect companion for both rookie readers and seasoned Reacher veterans.

Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother by Eve LaPlante - Biography, Nonfiction

Free Press | 9781451620665 | Published November 6, 2012

Since its release nearly 150 years ago, Louisa May Alcott’s classic LITTLE WOMEN has been a mainstay in American literature, while passionate Jo March and her calm, beloved “Marmee” have shaped generations of young women. In this riveting dual biography, Eve LaPlante draws on unknown and unexplored letters and journals to show that Louisa’s “Marmee,” Abigail May Alcott, was the intellectual and emotional center of her daughter’s world.

Perry's Killer Playlist by Joe Schreiber - Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 14+

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children | 9780547601175 | Published November 6, 2012

When Perry ends up in Venice on a European tour with his band Inchworm, he can’t resist a visit to Harry’s Bar, where Gobi told him she’d meet him someday. The last time he saw Gobi, five people were assassinated one crazy night in New York City. Well...Gobi shows up, and once again Perry is roped into a wild, nonstop thrill ride with a body count.

Superman: Earth One Vol. 2 by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis

DC Comics | 9781401231965 | Published November 6, 2012

A Question of Identity: A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery by Susan Hill - Fiction, Mystery

Overlook Hardcover | 9781468300505 | Published November 8, 2012

The murder of a very old woman in a housing project rocks the town of Lafferton. A couple of weeks later, a similar murder occurs, and a month or so later, so does another. Initial investigations discover that the mysterious "sign" left on the body was the calling card of a suspect who was charged with several murders in the northwest of the country but was ultimately acquitted. All indications suggest that this person has simply vanished. Or is he right under their noses?

The Boy in the Snow: An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery by M. J. McGrath - Fiction, Mystery

Viking Adult | 9780670023691 | Published November 8, 2012

Half-Inuit Edie Kiglatuk finds herself in Alaska with Sergeant Derek Palliser, helping her ex-husband Sammy in his bid to win the famous Iditarod dog sled race. The race takes a grim turn when Edie stumbles upon the body of a baby left out in the forest. The state troopers are keen to pin the death on the Dark Believers --- a sinister offshoot of a Russian Orthodox sect --- but Edie’s instincts tell her otherwise.

The Trial of Fallen Angels by James Kimmel, Jr. - Fiction, Mystery

Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam | 9780399159695 | Published November 8, 2012

Everything that Brek Cuttler has ever known disappears when she finds herself standing on a deserted train platform, covered in blood. A man from her past explains that she has been chosen to join the elite team of lawyers charged with prosecuting and defending souls at the Final Judgment. As Brek struggles to find her way back to her husband and daughter, she will discover that her first client holds the shocking secret of her fate.

Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? by Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig - Nonfiction

Hudson Street Press | 9781594630965 | Published November 8, 2012

A Death in the Small Hours by Charles Finch - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250011602 | Published November 13, 2012

Charles Lenox is at the pinnacle of his political career and is a delighted new father. He plans a trip to his uncle's estate, Somerset, in the expectation of a few calm weeks to write an important speech. However, the quiet village of Plumley greets him with a series of strange vandalisms upon the local shops. Only when a far more serious crime is committed does he begin to understand the great stakes of those events, and the complex and sinister mind that is wreaking fear and suspicion in Plumley.

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan - Memoir, Nonfiction

Free Press | 9781451621372 | Published November 13, 2012

BRAIN ON FIRE is the powerful account of Susannah Cahalan’s struggle to recapture her identity and to rediscover herself among the fragments left behind. Using all her considerable journalistic skills --- and building from hospital records and surveillance video, interviews with family and friends, and excerpts from the deeply moving journal her father kept during her illness --- she pieces together the story of a “lost month” of her life.

City in the Desert Vol. 1: The Monster Problem by Moro Rogers

Archaia Entertainment, LLC | 9781936393558 | Published November 13, 2012

Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro - Fiction, Short Stories

Knopf | 9780307596888 | Published November 13, 2012

Alice Munro’s peerless ability to give us the essence of a life in often brief but always spacious and timeless stories is once again apparent everywhere in her new collection. In story after story, she illumines the moment a life is forever altered by a chance encounter or an action not taken, or by a simple twist of fate that turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into a new way of being or thinking.

Edwardian Cooking: 80 Recipes Inspired by Downton Abbey's Elegant Meals by Larry Edwards - Cookbooks, Cooking

Arcade Publishing | 9781611457780 | Published November 13, 2012

The PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey has taken the world by storm. With 80 delicious recipes, this cookbook celebrates the phenomenal success of the series and the culinary wonders enjoyed by the aristocracy in Edwardian England.

Ernest & Rebecca #3: "Grandpa Bug" by Guillaume Bianco and Antonello Dalena

Papercutz | 9781597073530 | Published November 13, 2012

Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook by F.L. Fowler - Cookbooks, Cooking, Humor, Nonfiction

Clarkson Potter | 9780385345224 | Published November 13, 2012

Follow the adventures of Miss Chicken, a young free-range, from raw innocence to golden brown ecstasy, in this spoof-in-a-cookbook that simmers in the afterglow of E.L. James’s sensational Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Like Anastasia Steele, Miss Chicken finds herself at the mercy of a dominating man --- in this case, a wealthy, sexy and very hungry chef.  And before long, from unbearably slow drizzling to trussing, Miss Chicken discovers the sheer thrill of becoming the main course.

Hopeless, Maine Vol. 1: Personal Demons by Tom Brown and Nimue Brown

Archaia Entertainment, LLC | 9781936393572 | Published November 13, 2012

Jemma Kidd Make-Up Secrets: Solutions to Every Woman's Beauty Issues and Make-Up Dilemmas by Jemma Kidd

St. Martin's Press | 9781250010865 | Published November 13, 2012

This must-have follow-up to the bestselling Jemma Kidd Make-up Masterclass will show you how to create the perfect look.

Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L'Engle in Many Voices by Leonard S. Marcus - Biography, Nonfiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374298975 | Published November 13, 2012

Madeleine L’Engle is best known to the world as the author of A WRINKLE IN TIME. But to those who knew her well, L’Engle was much more: a larger-than-life persona, an inspiring mentor, a strong-willed matriarch, a spiritual guide, and a rare friend. Renowned literary historian and biographer Leonard S. Marcus reveals L’Engle in all her complexity through a series of incisive interviews with the people who knew her most intimately.

Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella - Essays, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press | 9780312640088 | Published November 13, 2012

Love and tomato sauce are thick in the Scottoline/Serritella household, and Lisa and Francesca’s mother-daughter turned best-friends bond will strike a familiar note to many. But now that Lisa is a suburban empty-nester and Francesca is an independent twenty-something in the big city, they have to learn how to stay close while living apart. How does a mother’s love translate across state lines and over any semblance of personal boundaries?

My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop edited by Ronald Rice - Essays, Nonfiction

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers | 9781579129101 | Published November 13, 2012

In MY BOOKSTORE, 81 authors write about the pleasure, guidance and support that their favorite bookstores and booksellers have given them over the years. It's a joyful, industry-wide celebration of our bricks-and-mortar stores and a clarion call to readers everywhere at a time when the value and importance of these stores should be shouted from the rooftops.