Music on Order

Check out the new music on order for the Springfield City Library. Place your hold now!

If you wish to place a hold on a title, you may do so by placing a request yourself through the online catalog, or by calling your local library branch, or by using our AskaLibrarian service.

February 2019

Artist TitleGenreDate
21 SavageI AM > I WASRap/Hip-Hop12/11/18
American AuthorsSEASONSPop/Rock2/1/19
Ariana GrandeTHANK U, NEXT Pop/Rock2/8/19
Cardi BINVASION OF PRIVACYRap/Hip-Hop2/22/19
Cody JohnsonAIN'T NOTHIN' TO ITCountry1/18/19
DidoSTILL ON MY MINDPop/Rock3/8/19
Dream TheaterDISTANCE OVER TIMEPop/Rock2/22/19
Flight of the ConchordsLIVE IN LONDONPop/Rock3/8/19
Florida Georgia LineCAN'T SAY I AIN'T COUNTRYCountry2/15/19
HozierWASTELAND, BABY!Pop/Rock3/1/19
Juliana HatfieldWEIRDPop/Rock1/8/19
Lil Baby STREET GOSSIPRap/Hip-Hop1/25/19
Meat PuppetsDUSTY NOTESPop/Rock3/8/19
QueensrycheVERDICT, THEPop/Rock3/1/19
Steve Earle & The DukesGUYCountry3/29/19
Steve HackettAT THE EDGE OF LIGHTPop/Rock1/25/19
Tedeschi Trucks BandSIGNSPop/Rock2/15/19
Ty Segall & Freedom BandDEFORMING LOBES LIVEPop/Rock3/29/19
WeezerWEEZER (BLACK ALBUM)Pop/Rock3/1/19

January 2019

Alessia CaraPAINS OF GROWING, THER&B11/30/18
Avril LavigneHEAD ABOVE WATERPop/Rock2/5/19
Backstreet BoysDNAPop/Rock1/25/19
Charles Jenkins & Fellowship ChicagoANY GIVEN SUNDAYReligious1/4/00
Ice Cube CORRUPTRap/Hip-Hop12/7/18
Joe JacksonFOOLPop/Rock1/18/19
Jon BellionGLORY SOUND PREPPop/Rock11/30/18
Jungle FireJAMBULatin2/3/17
Lupe FiascoDROGAS WAVERap/Hip-Hop10/12/18
Meek MillCHAMPIONSHIPSRap/Hip-Hop12/1/18
Nat King Cole CHRISTMAS SONG, THEHoliday9/21/18
Papa RoachWHO DO YOU TRUST?Pop/Rock1/18/19
Rupert Gregson-WilliamsAQUAMAN ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORESoundtrack12/14/18
SellingON REFLECTIONElectronic12/14/18
The DecemberistsTRAVELING ONPop/Rock12/14/18
The LemonheadsVARSHONS 2Pop/Rock2/8/19
Troy SneedTAKING IT BACKReligious10/6/17
Various ArtistsCHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! SOUNDTRACK, ASoundtrack12/14/18
Zayn Malik ICARUS FALLSPop/Rock12/21/18

December 2018

Brett Young TICKET TO L.A.Country12/7/18
Bruce Springsteen SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAYPop/Rock12/14/18
Bryan FerryBITTER-SWEET Jazz11/30/18
Jeff TweedyWARMPop/Rock11/30/18
John MellencampOTHER PEOPLE'S STUFFPop/Rock12/7/18
Lil Baby & GunnaDRIP HARDER Rap/Hip-Hop11/30/18
Metro BoominNOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPESRap/Hip-Hop 12/7/18
Switchfoot NATIVE TONGUEPop/Rock1/18/19
Tory LanezLOVE ME NOWRap/Hip-Hop11/30/18
Van Morrison PROPHET SPEAKS, THEJazz12/7/18
Various ArtistsGREATEST SHOWMAN, THE: REIMAGINEDSoundtracks 11/16/18

November 2018

Barbra StreisandWALLSPop/Rock11/2/18
Black Eyed Peas, TheMASTERS OF THE SUN VOLUME 1Rap/Hip-Hop11/16/18
Casting CrownsONLY JESUSReligious11/16/18
Celtic WomanANCIENT LANDCeltic10/26/18
Chris CornellÿCHRIS CORNELLPop/Rock11/16/18
Coheed and CambriaUNHEAVENLY CREATURES, THEPop/Rock10/5/18
Ella MaiELLA MAIR&B10/12/18
Imagine DragonsORIGINSPop/Rock11/9/18
Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer OrchestraÿCAPITOL STUDIOS SESSIONS, THEJazz11/9/18
John LegendLEGENDARY CHRISTMAS, AHoliday10/26/18
Justin HurwitzFIRST MAN ORIGINAL SCORESoundtracks10/12/18
Kane BrownEXPERIMENTCountry11/9/18
Lil WayneTHA CARTER VRap/Hip-Hop9/28/18
Mariah CareyCAUTIONR&B11/16/18
Mark KnopflerDOWN THE ROAD WHEREVERPop/Rock11/16/18
Michael BubleLOVEPop/Rock11/16/18
Mumford & SonsDELTAPop/Rock11/16/18
Neneh CherryBROKEN POLITICSPop/Rock10/19/18
PentatonixCHRISTMAS IS HERE!Holiday10/26/18
Pistol AnniesINTERSTATE GOSPELCountry11/2/18
QuavoQUAVO HUNCHORap/Hip-Hop11/2/18
Smashing Pumpkins, TheSHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT VOLUME 1/NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN.Pop/Rock11/16/18
T.I.ÿDIME TRAPRap/Hip-Hop10/5/18
TobyMacELEMENTS, THEReligious10/12/18
Ty SegallFUDGE SANDWICHPop/Rock10/26/18
Various ArtistsNIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMASSoundtracks12/24/06

October 2018

Ben Folds Five THE COMPLETE SESSIONS AT WEST 54THPop/Rock7/13/18
Big Red MachineBIG RED MACHINEPop/Rock8/31/18
Bob Seger & The Last Heard HEAVY MUSIC: THE COMPLETE CAMEO RECORDINGS 1966-1967Pop/Rock9/7/18
Calvin Johnson A WONDERFUL BEASTPop/Rock10/12/18
David Crosby HERE IF YOU LISTENPop/Rock10/26/18
David Guetta7Pop/Rock9/28/18
Dead Can Dance DIONYSUSPop/Rock11/2/18
Graham Parker CLOUD SYMBOLSPop/Rock10/12/18
Greta Van Fleet FROM THE FIRESPop/Rock11/10/17
Greta Van Fleet ANTHEM OF THE PEACEFUL ARMYPop/Rock10/19/18
Lady Gaga & Bradley CooperA STAR IS BORNSoundtracks10/5/18
Longbranch/Pennywhistle LONGBRANCH/PENNYWHISTLEPop/Rock9/28/18
Loretta Lynn WOULDN'T IT BE GREATCountry9/28/18
Nile Rodgers & ChicIT'S ABOUT TIMEPop/Rock10/19/18
Richard Thompson 13 RIVERSPop/Rock9/14/18
Tenacious D POST-APOCALYPTOPop/Rock11/2/18
The Prodigy NO TOURISTSPop/Rock11/2/18
Various ArtistsNOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MERRY CHRISTMAS (2018)Holiday10/5/18
Various ArtistsNOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 68Pop/Rock10/26/18

Women@Work: a City-Wide Collaborative

Women@Work: Influence and Impact is a city of Springfield-wide collaborative of programs, exhibitions, and gatherings celebrating the power of women.

Women@Work highlights women’s achievements in visual and performing arts, science and literature,
and community-building and social outreach.

At the hub of this collaborative is a major exhibition at the Springfield Museums
exploring artist Isabel Bishop’s work, which depicts ordinary women in an extraordinary
way. Isabel Bishop’s Working Women: Defying Convention explores how Bishop
not only defined herself as a unique, independent, and unconventional artist, but also
how she changed how artists perceive and portray women.

Bishop’s work and her subject matter prompted Museum Director Kay Simpson and her
team to think about broadening the examination of women and their work and to involve
community partners from the arts and culture, area colleges, the media, social services
and businesses led by women.

Simpson convened a group of stakeholders and the idea blossomed into a year-long
calendar of exhibits and events highlighting the work women have done and do today.
Please join us to celebrate the influence and impact of Women@Work.

Click here to view the Women@Work events calendar.

Special thanks to TSM Design for the Women@Work logo.

Fiction On Order

This is a list of new fiction titles ordered for the Springfield City Library this month.

If you wish to place a hold on a title, you may do so by placing a request yourself through the online catalog, or by calling your local library branch, or by using our AskaLibrarian service.

Books February 2019
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Adkins, MaryWhen You Read ThisLiterary
Andrews, MesuOf Fire and LionsChristian
A'zaylerHeart of the HustleUrban
Baldacci, DavidRedemptionThriller
Beattie, AnnA Wonderful Stroke of LuckBeattie's twenty-first novel explores the complicated relationship between a charismatic teacher and his students, and the secrets we keep from those we love.
Berry, SteveThe Malta ExchangeThriller
Blackadder, JesseIn the Blink of an EyeMoving from chilly Tasmania to subtropical Murwillumbah in New South Wales, the Brennan family is placed under suspicion in the wake of a devastating tragedy that shatters their senses of normalcy.
Box, C. J.Wolf PackCrime
Boyle, WilliamA Friend Is a Gift You Give YourselfGoodfellas meets Thelma and Louise when an unlikely trio of women in New York find themselves banding together to escape the clutches of violent figures from their pasts.
Brunstetter, Wanda E.The Forgiving JarAmish
Cameron, MarcOpen CarrySkilled tracker U.S. Marshal Arliss Cutter must leave his comfort zone in the Florida swamplands to investigate the murder of a Tlingit Indian girl in the wilds of southeast Alaska.
Castellani, ChristopherLeading MenA life-changing encounter among Tennessee Williams, his lover Frank Merlo and a taciturn Swedish beauty at a 1953 Truman Capote party culminates in deathbed revelations about Williams's final play a decade later.
Childs, LauraBroken Bone ChinaMystery
Choi, SusanTrust ExerciseIn the early 1980s, two first-year students at a high-powered performing arts high school fall in love and, like their peers, circle around their acting teacher.
Clark, Mary HigginsKiss the Girls and Make Them CryThriller
Coben, HarlanRun AwayThriller
Collins, MeganThe Winter SisterThriller
Cussler, CliveCeltic EmpireAction
Daugherty, ChristiA Beautiful CorpseMystery
Davis, KathrynThe Silk RoadKirkus Reviews: "A book that stuns, almost literally, with its force and its humility. A tender book. A savage book. A once-in-a-lifetime story."
Dickey, Eric JeromeBefore We Were WickedAfrican-American
Dodd, ChristinaWhat Doesn't Kill HerThriller
Durst, Sarah BethThe Deepest BlueFantasy
Eggers, DaveThe ParadeLiterary
Englander, NathanKaddish.comAn atheist son in an Orthodox Jewish family refuses to recite the Kaddish for his father after he dies, horrifying his mother and sisters, but then decides to hire a stranger through the Internet to recite the daily prayer.
Evanovich, StephanieUnder the TableRomance
Fairstein, Linda A.Blood OathMystery
Feehan, ChristineToxic GameRomance
Fielding, JoyAll the Wrong PlacesThriller
Frances, MichelleThe TempBusiness-mogul Carrie is at the top of her game, but as an ambitious woman named Emma fills in for her as she prepares to have her baby, Carrie finds her life quickly falling apart. An international best-seller.
Gates, EvaSomething Read, Something DeadMystery
Giordano, MarioAuntie Poldi and the Vineyards of EtnaProsecco-loving Auntie Poldi defends her community when a dog is poisoned and a respected handyman goes missing amid a rise in local Mafia activities.
Goodman, CarolThe Night VisitorsThriller
Graham, HeatherA Lethal LegacyRomantic Suspense
Gray, AnissaThe Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry GirlsWhen their formidably strong-willed eldest sister is arrested, abruptly transitioning their family from respectability to disgrace, two younger sisters confront complicated dynamics in their family and identities to uncover what really happened.
Grebe, CamillaAfter She's GoneThriller
Griffin, AnneWhen All Is SaidAn 84-year-old loner, sitting at a grand hotel bar in Ireland, toasts the five people who have meant the most to him while recalling unspoken losses and joys, a tragic secret and a fierce love.
Haseldine, JaneYou Fit the PatternMystery
Hines, Jim C.Terminal UprisingScience Fiction
Holmberg, Charlie N.Smoke and SummonsFantasy
Hustvedt, SiriMemories of the FutureAn author rediscovers a decades-old notebook from her first year in New York that reflects how her literary perceptions were shaped by her obsession with a mysterious neighbor.
Ingalls, RachelBinstead's SafariThe fractured fairy tale of the rebirth of a drab, insecure woman as a fiercely alive, fearless beauty.
Jance, Judith A.The A ListThriller
Jhabvala, Ruth PrawerAt the End of the CenturyCollects seventeen stories that deal with the experiences faced by men and women across three cultures.
Jonasson, JonasThe Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old ManWhen a hot air balloon ride ends with a sea landing and an unexpected rescue from a North Korean ship, one hundred-year-old Allan Karlsson and his sidekick Julius find themselves in the middle of a diplomatic crisis of epic proportions.
Kane, AndreaDead in a WeekThriller
Kang, HanThe White BookA lyrical exploration of personal grief, conveyed through the prism of the color white, finds a nameless writer grappling with a haunting family tragedy involving the death of her older sister in infancy. Shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize.
Kent, SerenaDeath in ProvenceMystery
Kerr, PhilipMetropolisThriller
Kim, Un-suThe PlottersIn an alternate-reality Seoul, South Korea, assassination guilds compete for market dominance.
Kingsbury, KarenTwo WeeksChristian
Kochai, Jamil Jan99 Nights in LogarA trepidatious return visit to a family compound in Afghanistan finds a disastrous encounter with a terrifying but beloved guard dog leading to a twelve-year-old boy's mythology-laced search through the landscape of contemporary Logar.
Lalli, SonyaThe Matchmaker's ListRaina Anand navigates a series of disastrous blind dates in her efforts to balance her tight-knit Indian-immigrant community's traditional expectations with her own ideas of what modern romance is.
Lavalle, VictorA People's Future of the United StatesEach of 25 speculative stories imagines the future of America, with the collection featuring tales of both dystopias and utopias.
Lewis, BeverlyThe TinderboxAmish
Liardet, FrancesWe Must Be BraveCaring for a lost child during the chaotic 1940 evacuation of her once-quiet Southampton village, a woman who never believed she wanted children finds herself unexpectedly at a loss when the child is taken away.
Malpas, Jodi EllenGentleman SinnerWomen
Martine, ArkadyA Memory Called EmpireScience Fiction
McCall Smith, AlexanderThe Department of Sensitive CrimesHumorous (a gentle parody of Scandinavian noir)
McDonald, ChristinaThe Night Olivia FellWhen her pregnant daughter is rendered brain dead from a fall and placed on life support to help the baby survive, a grieving mother notices suspicious injuries and resolves to uncover the truth.
McGraw, ErinJoyShort Stories
Meijer, MaryseRagShort Stories
Meissner, SusanThe Last Year of the WarHistorical
Moody, DavidAll Roads End HereDystopian
Moore, Scott AlanYour Favorite Band Cannot Save YouHorror
Moyes, JojoThe Peacock EmporiumWomen
Neggers, CarlaStone BridgesRomance
Och Dag, Niklas NattThe Wolf and the WatchmanA U.S. release of an award-winning first novel finds a disabled ex-soldier and a lawyer with tuberculosis combing the underworld of 18th-century Stockholm to unmask a ruthless murderer before a young workhouse laborer becomes a next victim.
O'Connor, CarleneMurder in an Irish PubMystery
Owuor, Yvonne AdhiamboThe Dragonfly SeaLiterary
Oyeyemi, HelenGingerbreadThe award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird draws on the classic fairy-tale element of gingerbread in the story of a British family whose surprising legacy and secret past are tied to a favorite recipe.
Palmer, Lindsey J.Otherwise EngagedWomen
Patterson, JamesMiracle at St. AndrewsSports
Patterson, JamesThe Cornwalls Are GoneThriller
Perkins, S. C.Murder Once RemovedMystery
Perks, HeidiHer One MistakeThriller
Perry, AnneTriple JeopardyMystery
Pomare, J. P.Call Me EvieIsolated in a remote beach-town cabin by a man who is either a captor or benefactor, a 17-year-old girl struggles with her fragmented memory to uncover why she is accused of committing an unspeakable act.
Pope, M. T.Trouble in RioUrban
Postorino, RosellaAt the Wolf's TableForced to risk her life every day as a taster at Hitler's secret headquarters, Rosa and a growing sisterhood of involuntary women conscripts navigate Nazi fanatics, an SS guard's unwanted attentions, and the escalating war.
Raybourn, DeannaA Dangerous CollaborationAttending a party in remote Cornwall as a favor to a colleague, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell races to uncover her host's true agenda when suspicious accidents plague the guests.
Reich, ChristopherCrown JewelCrime
Reyn, IrinaMother CountryStruggling with demeaning work and racism in her Brooklyn community, Russian immigrant Nadia takes matters into her own hands when the daughter she unwillingly left behind is denied life-saving medicine.
Richman, AlysonThe Secret of CloudsLiterary
Rivero, MelissaThe Affairs of the FalconsA young undocumented Peruvian woman fights to keep her family afloat in New York City.
Rosenberg, Joel C.The Persian GambleThriller
Rosenfelt, DavidBlack and BlueThriller
Rosenstiel, TomThe Good LieThriller
Rum, EtafA Woman Is No ManThree generations of Palestinian-American women in contemporary Brooklyn are torn by individual desire, educational ambitions, a devastating tragedy and the strict mores of traditional Arab culture.
Scottoline, LisaSomeone KnowsThriller
See, LisaThe Island of Sea WomenWhile working as divers with the all-female diving collective on a small Korean island, Mi-ja and Young-sook find their friendship challenged by their differences and forces outside their control.
Shawl, NisiNew Suns; Original Speculative Fiction by People of ColorAnthology
Shields, SharmaThe CassandraA woman takes a job at a top-secret research facility during World War II, only to become tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind.
Sinclair, ShaunBlood TiesUrban
Skillingstead, JackThe Chaos FunctionScience Fiction
Steel, DanielleSilent NightWomen
Strawser, JessicaForget You Know MeHoping to end an estrangement with her best friend, Liza panics when their video call is interrupted by a masked invader before her friend calls back later, pretending nothing has happened.
Sundin, SarahThe Sky Above UsChristian
Toews, MiriamWomen TalkingBased on real events, Women Talking is the story of eight women in a remote Mennonite colony who face an agonizing decision in the aftermath of a series of unspeakable sexual crimes.
Tyce, HarrietBlood OrangeThriller
Ullmann, LinnUnquietA genre-bending novel about time, memory, and the author's extraordinary childhood as the daughter of a genius filmmaker and his muse.
Ward, AnnieBeautiful BadThriller
Washington, BryanLotComing of age in his family's Houston restaurant, a mixed-heritage teen navigates bullying, his newly discovered sexual orientation and the ripple effects of a disadvantaged community impacted by an affair, a youth baseball season and displaced hurricane survivors.
Welsh, IrvineDead Men's TrousersSomewhat matured, international jet-setter Mark Renton and psychotic artist Frank Begbie accidentally reunite with Sick Boy and Spud in Scotland for one last scheme involving organ harvesting, in the final installment of the Trainspotting series.
Wilson, G. WillowThe Bird KingA concubine in the royal court of Granada at the height of the Spanish Inquisition and her mapmaker friend risk their lives to escape when the latter is accused of sorcery.
Winspear, JacquelineThe American AgentMystery
Wright, SnowdenAmerican PopLiterary
Yarros, RebeccaThe Last LetterBeckett, a solider in Afghanistan, falls in love with Ryan's sister through her letters to him and, despite feeling guilty over his friend's death, seeks her out to fulfill his promise to watch over her.
Zgheib, YaraThe Girls at 17 Swann StreetA French ballerina with self-perception challenges descends into anorexia when an injury sidelines her career, landing her in a support home for women with life-threatening eating disorders.
Books January 2019
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Aboulela, LeilaElsewhere HomeShort stories
Adam, ClaireGolden ChildWorking exhausting hours in their rural Trinidad home, the family of a petroleum-plant worker is shattered by the disappearance of a troubled twin son whose fate forces his father to make a devastating choice. A first novel.
Anders, Charlie JaneThe City in the Middle of the NightA reluctant revolutionary survives exile by forging an unusual, world-changing bond with a family of ice creatures that live outside the human confines of their dying planet.
Armstrong, KelleyWatcher in the WoodsMystery
Bartz, AndreaThe Lost NightA chance discovery of a 10-year-old video shares disturbing insights into the suicide of a college classmate who may have been murdered on a hazy drunken night, a revelation that compels one woman to determine her own role.
Bear, ElizabethAncestral NightScience fiction
Black, AnnaThe Perfect Love StormUrban
Bowen, RhysThe Victory GardenHistorical
Bowman, DavidBig BangA darkly humorous epic by the late author of Bunny Modern imagines the postwar transformations of celebrities from Jackie Onassis and Lucille Ball to Arthur Miller and Frank Sinatra in the years before the Kennedy assassination.
Brabazon, JamesThe Break LineDispatched to Sierra Leone to help combat rebel forces who are slaughtering innocent villagers, British intelligence operative and hardened assassin Max McLean searches for the monster behind the attacks only to be confronted by a deadly mistake from the past.
Brett, SimonBlotto, Twinks and the Intimate RevueCrime
Bunn, DavisMoondust LakeA disillusioned business executive seeking to escape from his tyrannical father's shadow and a psychotherapist with a tragic past discover unexpected healing, freedom, and love in the solitude of a Miramar Bay retreat.
Camilleri, AndreaThe Overnight KidnapperMystery
Carty-Williams, CandiceQueenieBridget Jones's Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.
Choo, YangszeThe Night TigerA vivacious dance-hall girl in 1930s colonial Malaysia is drawn into unexpected danger by the discovery of a severed finger that is being sought by a young houseboy who would protect his late master's soul.
Clipston, AmySeasons of an Amish GardenAmish
Coble, ColleenSecrets at Cedar CabinChristian
Conley, SusanElsey Come HomeAgreeing to attend a mountain retreat with her estranged husband, an alcoholic artist living in China rediscovers herself through new friendships that help her confront the deep-rooted ghosts of her childhood.
Correia, LarryHouse of AssassinsFantasy
Coulter, CatherineThe Last SecondThriller
Crider, BillThat Old Scoundrel DeathMystery - final case for Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes.
Deveraux, JudeA Justified MurderMystery
Dozois, Gardner R.The Very Best of the BestScience fiction
Eisler, BarryThe Killer CollectiveThriller
Evanovich, JanetThe Big KahunaMystery - Fox and O'Hare series
Feltman, AmyWilla & HesperLGBT
Finch, CharlesThe Vanishing ManMystery
Fluke, JoanneChocolate Cream Pie MurderMystery
Foley, LucyThe Hunting PartyThriller
Freeman, BrianCrooked StreetThriller
Galland, N. D.On the Same PageRomance
Ghaffari, RabeahTo Keep the Sun AliveA cinematic novel about an Iranian family and their fruit orchard, caught up in the Revolution of 1979.
Grant, AndrewInvisibleAn army veteran and intelligence agent goes undercover as a janitor at a federal courthouse to pursue his own brand of justice when the trial of his father's killer becomes subject to jury tampering.
Greaney, MarkMission CriticalThriller
Griffiths, EllyThe Stranger DiariesMystery
Halls, StaceyThe FamiliarsHistorical
Hamilton, VictoriaA Gentlewoman's Guide to MurderMystery
Hampton, BrendaJaylinUrban
Hannah, SophieThe Next to DieThriller
Harper, JaneThe Lost ManWhen their middle brother Cameron, who went missing the week before Christmas, is found dead, Nathan and Bub are forced to confront devastating secrets.
Harper, KarenAmerican DuchessThe best-selling author of Dark Angel reimagines the life of American heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt as the reluctant and bullied bride of the Duke of Marlborough before she finds the inner strength to fight for women's equality.
Heller, PeterThe RiverAction
Hurley, KameronThe Light BrigadeScience fiction
Iggulden, ConnThe Falcon of SpartaHistorical
Iles, GregCemetery RoadThriller
Jenoff, PamThe Lost Girls of ParisHistorical
Johansen, IrisDark TributeThriller
Kendrick, BethIn Dog We TrustWomen
Kenney, JohnTalk to MeLosing his job and reputation in the wake of an ill-timed live tirade, a disgraced television anchor finds himself reconnecting with his family and the man he used to be.
Kepler, LarsStalkerTwo sadistic murders by a killer who would play games with the police prompt Swedish detective Joona Linna and trauma hypnotherapist Erik Maria Bark for a case with disturbing ties to a years-old conviction.
Khalifa, KhaledDeath Is Hard WorkA dogged, absurd quest through the nightmare of the Syrian civil war.
Kinsella, SophieI Owe You OneWomen
Kleypas, LisaDevil's DaughterRomance
Knight, ReneeThe SecretaryThriller
Knox, JosephThe Smiling ManA follow-up to Sirens finds damaged Manchester PD detective Aidan Waits investigating the murder of a man with no identifying marks except an unsettling smile, a case that is complicated by all-too-personal attacks.
Lanchester, JohnThe WallKirkus Reviews: "Dystopian fiction done just right, with a scenario that's all too real. "
Laureano, CarlaBrunch at Bittersweet CafeChristian
Lawson, MikeHouse ArrestA fixer for a congressman is framed for the murder of the House Majority Whip and must rely on his friend, an ex-DIA agent, to find the real killer.
Leckie, AnnThe Raven TowerThe Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ancillary series presents a debut work of fantasy involving gods that speak to mortals, usurped thrones and world-changing stakes.
Leon, DonnaUnto Us a Son Is GivenMystery
Letts, ElizabethFinding DorothyReimagines the story behind the creation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from the perspective of L. Frank Baum's intrepid wife, whose hardscrabble life on the Dakota prairie inspires her husband's masterpiece and her advocacy of an exploited Judy Garland.
Love, Melissa ScrivnerAmerican HeroinThriller
Lovegrove, JamesBig Damn HeroScience fiction - Firefly tie-in
Lundberg, SofiaThe Red Address BookLiving alone in her Stockholm apartment, a ninety-six-year-old woman reminisces through the pages of a long-kept address book before starting to write down stories from her past, unlocking family secrets in unexpectedly beneficial ways.
Lyons, JennThe Ruin of KingsRaised on storybook tales of royal adventure, Kihrin discovers his identity as the illegitimate son of a treasonous prince and is rendered a pawn in the royal family's power schemes before embracing his anti-hero destiny.
Mallery, SusanCalifornia GirlsWomen
Maren, MeshaSugar RunReleased after serving 18 years for manslaughter, Jodi McCarty finds her efforts to track down a friend and move on with the woman she loves challenged by the insular values of their rural West Virginia community.
Margolin, PhillipThe Perfect AlibiMystery
McGuire, SeananIn an Absent DreamFantasy
Medearis, WilRestoration HeightsA young white artist living in a historically black Brooklyn neighborhood besieged by gentrification, Reddick investigates the disappearance of his friend, Hannah, which draws him into a many-layered mystery that lays bare the complicated machinations of money and power.
Michaelides, AlexThe Silent PatientThriller
Michaels, FernDeep HarborWomen
Miller, EmmaThe Amish Sweet ShopAmish
Modesitt, L. E.EndgamesFantasy
Moss, SarahGhost WallSpending time with her family at an Iron Age reenactment field site in northern England that requires participants to use prehistoric tools and knowledge to survive, Silvie begins to envision her own future before a spiritual ritual involving human sacrifice raises disturbing questions.
Noblin, Annie EnglandThe Sisters HemingwayWomen
Palmer, DianaAny Man of MineRomance
Parks, BradThe Last ActThriller
Patterson, JamesThe ChefMystery
Patterson, JamesThe First LadyThriller
Quinn, KateThe HuntressStranded behind enemy lines, brave bomber pilot Nina Markova becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress and joins forces with a Nazi hunter and British war correspondent to find her before she finds them.
Reid, Taylor JenkinsDaisy Jones & the SixWomen
Reynolds, AlastairShadow CaptainScience fiction
Rice, ChristopherBlood EchoThriller
Riley, LucindaThe Moon SisterWomen
Robards, KarenThe Fifth DoctrineThriller
Robinson, PeterCareless LoveMystery
Rose, KarenSay You're SorryThriller
Rous, EmmaThe Au PairBorn years earlier amid her mother's suicide, the flight of an au pair and village whispers about changelings, Seraphine, a twin, uncovers a photograph from the day of her birth that suggests her parents only had one baby.
Salvatore, R. A.Reckoning of Fallen GodsFantasy
Scott, E. G.The Woman InsideThriller
Shannon, SamanthaThe Priory of the Orange TreeA queen who would survive assassination attempts to continue her ruling line is protected with forbidden magic by a court outsider, while a secret society works to prevent a dragon war.
Simon, CleaA Spell of MurderMystery
Sims, LauraLookerA woman's obsession with the beautiful actress on her block drives her to the edge. A first novel.
Sthers, AmandaHoly LandsLeaving a thriving medical practice in Paris to raise pigs in Israel, a Jewish cardiologist disconnects himself from modern technology, forcing his gay playwright son, heartbroken daughter, and cancer-stricken wife to correspond strictly through written letters.
Sudbanthad, PitchayaBangkok Wakes to RainA house in flooded Bangkok reflects a confluence of lives shaped by upheaval, from a homesick missionary doctor to a haunted jazz pianist in the age of rock, to a woman who would escape her political past.
Todd, CharlesThe Black AscotMystery
Tshuma, Novuyo RosaHouse of StoneAfter their son, Bukhosi, disappears in the chronic turmoil of modern Zimbabwe, Abednego and Agnes Mlambo receive help from their enigmatic lodger, Zamani.
Tsushima, YukoTerritory of LightFollows a year in the life of a recently divorced woman in Tokyo who struggles to care for her young daughter while confronting growing inner darkness, painful losses and the changes she is forced to make to survive.
Tudor, C. J.The Hiding PlaceThriller
Tursten, HeleneHunting GameMystery
Weber, DavidThrough Fiery TrialsScience fiction
Weisgarber, AnnThe GlovemakerHistorical
White, ChristianThe Nowhere ChildA young woman's life is turned upside down when she discovers that she may have been abducted in early childhood by her recently deceased mother.
Wilkinson, LaurenAmerican SpyA Cold War FBI intelligence officer joins an undercover task force to seduce a revolutionary African Communist president she secretly admires and comes to love, in a debut novel inspired by true events. A first novel.
Wilson, F. PaulThe Void ProtocolThriller
Winslow, DonThe BorderThriller
Winters, BenGolden StateA veteran of the Speculative Service in an alternate-world California where the law and truth are valued above all else uses his rare authority to question the facts when truth enforcement is manipulated for corrupt purposes.
Woods, StuartWild CardAction
Books December 2018
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Adams, TaylorNo ExitThriller
Akers, ZackLimetownMystery
Andrews, V. C.The Silhouette GirlThriller
Avon, JoyIn Peppermint PerilMystery
Barron, StephanieThat Churchill WomanA tale inspired by the life of Winston Churchill's scandal-marked American mother follows the experiences of a wealthy and fiercely independent New Yorker whose whirlwind romance with a duke's son sweeps her disruptively into British royalty and politics.
Barry, JessicaFreefallThriller
Barton, FionaThe SuspectThriller
Benedict, MarieThe Only Woman in the RoomHistorical
Block, LawrenceA Time to Scatter StonesMystery
Bolender, MirahCity of Broken MagicDefending humans from a centuries-old magical weapon that consumes enemies and allies alike, a member of an elite team of magic diffusers becomes her city's only surviving protector in the wake of a massive attack.
Bradley, AlanThe Golden Tresses of the DeadMystery
Brennert, AlanDaughter of Moloka'iHistorical
Cander, ChrisThe Weight of a PianoAn immigrant from the Soviet Union and an orphaned mechanic find their lives fatefully linked across half a century of history by a German Blüthner piano.
Chakraborty, S. A.The Kingdom of CopperA follow-up to the USA Today best-selling The City of Brass finds a trapped Nahri reluctantly embracing her power to safeguard her tribe, while an exiled Ali accepts help from water spirits who unearth a family secret. 
Chaney, JoannAs Long As We Both Shall LiveThriller
Chen, MikeHere and Now and ThenStranded for 18 years since the 1990s, time-traveling agent Kin Stewart, suffering from memory loss, has started a new life, but when rescuers from the year 2142 finally arrive, he must choose between his current family and the one he left behind in the future.
Clarke, NeilNot One of UsTold from the alien viewpoint, a short-fiction anthology, filled with stories that transcend location and time, tackle such controversial issues as race, religion, political ideology and nationalism.
Cole, BrianaThe Wives We PlayRomance
Conklin, TaraThe Last RomanticsLiterary
Connolly, SheilaThe Lost TravellerMystery
Corry, JaneThe Dead ExThriller
Daheim, MaryA Case of BierMystery
Dailey, JanetLetters from Peaceful LaneRomance
Delinsky, BarbaraFulfillmentRomance
Dodd, ChristinaWhat Doesn't Kill HerThriller
Dorsey, TimNo Sunscreen for the DeadMystery
Farah, NuruddinNorth of DawnA Somalian couple's tranquil life abroad in Oslo is irrevocably transformed by the arrival of their jihadist son's widow and children, who respectively retreat into strict religion and hunger for freedoms in a new homeland.
Faye, LyndsayThe Paragon HotelFleeing to 1921 Oregon, Alice takes refuge in the city's only black hotel and helps new friends search for a missing child, hide from KKK violence and navigate painful secrets.
Fforde, JasperEarly RiserFantasy
Finder, JosephJudgmentThriller
Forstchen, William R.48 HoursThriller
Fuller, KathleenThe Teacher's BrideAmish
Gardner, LisaNever TellThriller
Gillham, David R.AnneliesReimagines the life of Anne Frank as a Holocaust survivor trying to put her life back together and work through her trauma.
Goldberg, LeeKiller ThrillerThriller
Graves, SarahDeath by Chocolate Malted MilkshakeMystery
Grippando, JamesThe Girl in the Glass BoxThriller
Hadley, TessaLate in the DayWhen their close friend, Lydia, who is inconsolable after the death of her husband, Zach, moves in with them, Christine and Alex find love and sorrow giving way to anger and bitterness, warping their relationships as old entanglements and grievances risefrom the past.
Hammer, ChrisScrublandsThriller
Hardt, HelenUnhingedRomance
Harrison, CoraMurder at the Queen's Old CastleMystery
Harwood, ClarissaBear No MaliceHistorical
Hatcher, Robin LeeWho I Am With YouChristian
Heard, WendyHunting AnnabelleThriller
Hernandez, TreasureHoustonUrban
Hurwitz, GreggOut of the DarkThriller
Hyde, Catherine RyanJust After MidnightWomen
James, MarlonBlack Leopard, Red WolfThe first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, an African Game of Thrones, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings Myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.
Jemisin, N. K.The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018Science Fiction
Johnston, TimThe CurrentSurviving the accident that killed her friend, a young woman delves into the case of another victim from a decade earlier to identify a killer among her neighbors.
Jonasson, RagnarRuptureMystery
Jones, DaryndaSummoned to Thirteenth GraveParanormal Romance
Jones, Stephen MackLives Laid AwayMystery
Kamal, SoniahUnmarriageableA retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan finds a practical-minded teacher from a family of sisters evaluating her resolve never to marry after encountering a brusque but compelling man during a series of lavish wedding parties.
Katchur, KarenRiver BodiesMystery
Kellerman, JonathanThe Wedding GuestThriller
Kelly, JuliaThe Light over LondonHistorical
Klassen, JulieThe Bride of Ivy GreenChristian Historical
Knopf, ChrisYou're DeadThriller
Krentz, Jayne AnnUntouchableRomantic Suspense
Lee, ToscaThe Line BetweenThriller
Lescroart, John T.The Rule of LawThriller
Lipman, ElinorGood RiddanceOne woman's trash becomes another woman's treasure, with deliriously entertaining results.
Lodge, GythaShe Lies in WaitMystery
Loigman, Lynda CohenThe Wartime SistersHistorical
Luiselli, ValeriaLost Children ArchiveA family's summer road trip across America that probes the nature of justice and equality in America today.
Mackintosh, SophieThe Water CurePsychological
Martin, KatThe ConspiracyRomance
Masello, RobertThe Night CrossingFantasy
Maxwell, AlyssaA Murderous MarriageMystery
McCracken, ElizabethBowlawayThree generations of an unconventional New England family own and operate a candlepin bowling alley.
McCrosky, JudyMiss Bingley RequestsRomance
Molin, Meghan ScottThe Frame-UpMystery
Montgomery, JessThe WidowsVowing revenge against her sheriff husband's killers in 1924 Ohio, Lily offers help to a fellow widow and uncovers dangerous evidence revealing her husband's corrupt secret life and the complexities that triggered his death. A first novel.
Nemett, AdamWe Can Save Us AllAn epic, ribald novel about a group of alienated Princeton students who respond to escalating climate change by forming an endtimes cult inspired by superheroes
Newman, SandraThe HeavensLiterary
Patterson, JamesLiar LiarThriller
Peterson, TracieUnder the Midnight SunChristian
Petrie, NickTear It DownThriller
Pronzini, BillThe Flimflam AffairMystery
Quirk, MatthewThe Night AgentThriller
Rax, CydneyA Sister's SurvivalWomen
Robb, J. D.Connections in DeathMystery
Rose, HeatherThe Museum of Modern LoveA restless film score composer is mesmerized by a piece of performance art that he revisits over 75 days also shaped by new bonds and a growing awareness of what has been missing from his life.
Rowland, Laura JohThe Hangman's SecretMystery
Ruffin, Maurice CarlosWe Cast a Shadow In a near-future South where an increasing number of people with dark skin endure cosmetic procedures to pass as white, a father embarks on an obsessive quest to protect his son, who bears a dark, spreading birthmark.
Santopolo, JillMore Than WordsWomen
Schaffhausen, JoannaNo MercyMystery
Scharer, WhitneyThe Age of LightThe fictionalized life story of photographer Lee Miller, a successful Vogue model in New York who decided she would rather “take a picture than be one,” and moved to Paris in 1929 to learn what life looked like from behind the lens,
Schweblin, SamantaMouthful of Birds A first English-language collection of stories by the Man Booker International Prize-finalist author of Fever Dream incorporates themes of high suspense, psychological tension, unearthly restlessness and distortions in reality.
Selecky, SarahRadiant Shimmering LightSatire
Sigurdardottir, YrsaThe ReckoningMystery
Simpson, RosemaryLet the Dead Keep Their SecretsMystery
Slimani, LeilaAdeleLiterary
Stabenow, DanaDeath of an EyeMystery
Stoner, Tammy LynneSugar LandThe southern story of Nana Dara, a prison cook at the Imperial State Prison Farm for men in 1923, who—with the help of the blues singer Lead Belly—discovers how to break out of her own physical and emotional prison to become the feisty, lesbian matriarch to a family of Texas misfits.
Tawada, YokoThe EmissaryLiterary
Taylor, BradDaughter of WarThriller
Veaux, FranklinBlack IronFantasy
Vijay, MadhuriThe Far FieldIn Pushcart Prize winner Vijay's debut novel, Shalini heads to a distant Kashmiri village, seeking a traveling salesman who no longer visits, a factor she links to her mother's recent death. When she arrives, she must instead confront village tension and Kashmir's political turmoil.
Vogel, MarciDeath and Other HolidaysWinner of the inaugural Miami Book Fair/ de Groot Prize, the only American literary award honoring the novella, explores overcoming sorrow.
Walker, Karen ThompsonThe DreamersA student in an isolated Southern California college town witnesses a strange sleeping illness that subjects patients to life-altering, heightened dreams.
Weber, TracyMurder Likes It HotMystery
Wright, ColleenThe White Christmas InnJeanne and Tim, the owners of a romantic but failing Vermont inn, children's book author Molly, widower Marcus and his two daughters, disappointed bride Hannah, and her friend Luke, must cope when a Christmas blizzard leaves them snowbound.
Books November 2018
AuthorTitleLibrarian's Picks
Acker, CamilleTraining School for Negro GirlsWomen
Ahnhem, StefanEighteen BelowWhen a police chase in Helsingborg ends in the death of a tech entrepreneur, Fabian Risk and his team make a bizarre discovery about the victim's demise before the case is further complicated by other strange murders.
Allen, AmandaA Moment in CrimeMystery
Arden, KatherineThe Winter of the WitchFantasy
Bailey, SarahInto the NightThriller
Barbash, TomThe Dakota WintersReturning to his childhood home in 1979 New York's famed Dakota apartments, a former Peace Corps volunteer is swept up in a raucous celebrity effort to reignite his late-night host father's stalled career.ÿ
Bernhard, EmiliaDeath in ParisMystery
Bradford, Barbara TaylorMaster of His FateHistorical
Brown, Rita MaeHomeward HoundMystery
Brunet, RaymondThe Accident on the A35 In the small French town of Saint-Louis, Inspector Gorski investigates a suspicious car crash that left a respected solicitor dead.
Burke, James LeeThe New Iberia BluesThriller
Burns, AnnaMilkmanWinner of 2018 Man Booker Prize
Cameron, MarcTom Clancy: Oath of OfficeThriller
Carey, M. R.Someone Like MeThriller
Carr, RobynThe Best of UsRomance
Carrasco, KatrinaThe Best Bad ThingsMystery
Childs, LauraEggs on IceMystery
Cogman, GenevieveThe Mortal WordWhen a dragon is murdered at a peace conference, time-traveling librarian spy Irene must solve the case to keep the balance between order, chaos ? and the Library.
Cook, RobinPandemicMedical Thriller
Ellis, ShellyIn These StreetsAfter being released from the youth institute, three best friends try to maintain their relationship through diverging life choices, even though one becomes a deputy mayor and the other two run criminal enterprises.
Estleman, Loren D.Wild JusticeWestern
Fletcher, JessicaManuscript for MurderMystery
Fowler, ChristopherHall of MirrorsMystery
Fox, HesterThe Witch of Willow HallHistorical
George, MargaretThe Splendor Before the DarkWhen a fire engulfs ancient Rome, Nero Augustus is targeted with suspicion about his complicity, forcing him to navigate a web of false friends and spies to save the empire, in a follow-up toÿThe Confessions of a Young Nero.
Goodkind, TerrySiege of StoneFantasy
Griffin, W. E. B.The Enemy of My EnemyAction
Hagy, AlysonScribeA tale inspired by Appalachian folk culture follows the timely story of a generous farmsteader who supports herself with her letter-writing skills to survive in a barter-and-trade migrant world torn by civil war and pandemic illness.
Hallinan, TimothyNighttownMystery
Harper, BradleyA Knife in the FogAngry about the paltry sum earned by his first novel, Arthur Conan Doyle is summoned to London and hired as a consultant to help the police hunt for Jack the Ripper in the first novel of a new series.
Harper, KarenSilent ScreamRomantic Suspense
Harris, Joanne M.A Pocketful of CrowsFairy Tales
Harrison, Mette IvieNot of This FoldMystery
Hendricks, GreerAn Anonymous GirlThriller
Hoag, TamiThe BoyThriller
Hulse, CarolineThe AdultsAfter splitting up, a couple each bring their new significant other to Happy Forest Holiday Park in an attempt to give their daughter a "normal" family Christmas which turns into a powder keg fueled by drinking too much and oversharing.
Hunter, DeniseOn Magnolia LaneChristian Romance
Jemisin, N. K.How Long 'til Black Future Month?Three-time Hugo Award winner N. K. Jemisin's first collection of short fiction features stories of destruction, rebirth, and redemption.
Jenkins, Jerry B.Dead Sea RisingChristian Suspense
Jewell, LisaWatching YouThriller
Johnson, DaisyEverything UnderShortlisted for 2018 Man Booker Prize
Jones, SherryJosephine Baker's Last DanceHistorical
Kennedy, A. L.The Little SnakeA poignant fable about life's journeys depicts a disadvantaged girl in a city of beautiful rose gardens whose devoted snake friend watches the impact of war, love and his own destiny on her life and their friendship.
Kim, EugeniaThe Kinship of SecretsHistorical
Lamb, CathyThe Man She MarriedWomen
L'Amour, LouisNo Traveller ReturnsA faithful completion of L'Amour's long-lost first novel finds the crew of the SS Lichenfield navigating mysterious personal agendas during a perilous voyage across the Pacific at the dawn of World War II.
Lauren, ChristinaMy Favorite Half-night StandRomance
Lindsey, ErinMurder on Millionaires' RowA housemaid from Five Points who works in a ritzy Fifth Avenue brownstone during the Gilded Age of Manhattan takes it upon herself to investigate after her employer, who she is certain is in trouble, suddenly and mysteriously disappears.
Littlejohn, EmilyLost LakeMystery
Martin, George R. R.Fire & BloodThe first volume of a definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros is set centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones and answers key questions about the dynasty's origins, conflicts and relationships with dragons.
McCall Smith, AlexanderThe Colors of All the CattleMystery
McDermid, ValBroken GroundMystery
Novak, BrendaBefore We Were StrangersWomen
Novey, IdraThose Who KnewWomen
Obioma, ChigozieAn Orchestra of MinoritiesA heart-breaking story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves, by Man Booker Finalist and author ofÿThe Fishermen.
Patterson, JamesThe House Next DoorThriller
Perry, AnneA Christmas RevelationMystery
Perry, ThomasThe BurglarThriller
Potenza, CarolHearts of the MissingMystery
Poyer, DavidDeep WarIn the wake of a catastrophic nuclear attack on America, Admiral Dan Lenson leads an allied force in the Pacific only to be challenged by a powerful Chinese artificial intelligence system that seems to anticipate and counter every move.
Preston, DouglasVerses for the DeadMystery
Queen, ElleryThe Chinese Orange MysteryMystery
Quinn, JuliaThe Other Miss BridgertonHistorical Romance
Rankin, IanIn a House of LiesMystery
Reilly, MatthewThe Three Secret CitiesAction
Robb, Candace M.A Murdered PeaceMystery
Robertson, RobinThe Long TakeShortlisted for 2018 Man Booker Prize
Robson, JenniferThe GownHistorical
Rollins, JamesCrucibleThriller
Roy, AnuradhaAll the Lives We Never LivedA novel set from World War II India through the present day follows a son's quest to uncover the story of his freedom-craving, rebellious artist mother.
Saunders, GeorgeFox 8Literary
Schaler, KarenChristmas CampRomance
Schott, BenJeeves and the King of ClubsWhen his butlers and valets club is revealed to be an arm of the British intelligence service, Jeeves begins tracking a Fascist spy while navigating school-chum capers and affairs of the heart.
Schulman, HelenCome With MeA part-time employee of a tech company owned by her friend's 19-year-old son acts as his guinea pig to test an algorithm that allows people to access their "multiverses" and see their alternative life choices and paths.
Schwab, V. E.VengefulFantasy
Shaw, Andrew GrantMurder at the MillRenting a cottage in a picturesque Hampshire village to escape her crumbling marriage, Iris Grey is commissioned to paint the portrait of a celebrated crime writer before a tension-filled Christmas Eve party is thrown into turmoil by an untimely death.
Sinclair, ShaunStreet RapUrban
Snelling, LauraineA Season of GraceChristian Historical
Steel, DanielleTurning PointWomen
Suri, TashaEmpire of SandThe illegitimate daughter of an imperial governor and exiled Amrithi, a race of outcast nomads descended from desert spirits, must fight against the Emperor and his terrifying mystics to resist their cruel plans.
Swinson, KikiThe Black MarketMystery
Thayne, RaeAnneSeason of WonderRomance
Thomson, E. S.The BloodMystery
Tidhar, LavieUnholy LandScience Fiction
Tilly, MegSolace IslandRomance
Truss, LynneA Shot in the DarkOn the verge of revealing the criminal mastermind behind a 1945 unsolved mystery, a famed theater critic is shot dead, leaving Sergeant Jim Brunswick and Constable Twitten to solve both the decades-old crime and the more recent murder.
Tursten, HeleneAn Elderly Lady Is Up to No GoodMystery
Vernon, P. J.When You Find MeThriller
Wagers, K. B.There Before the ChaosScience Fiction
White, Elle KatharineDragonshadowFantasy
Williams, RacquelCarl Weber's KingpinsUrban
Wilson, TeriThe Accidental Beauty QueenWomen
Wojtas, OlgaMiss Blaine's Prefect and the Golden SamovarShona McMonagle is the perfect recruit for a new and interesting project: Time-travel to Tzarist Russia, prevent a gross miscarriage of romance, and ? in any spare time ? see to it that only the right people get murdered.
Woods, StuartA Delicate TouchAction
Wright, JulieLies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany'sRomance
Yolen, JaneHow to Fracture a Fairy TaleFantasy
Yu, OvidiaThe Frangipani Tree MysteryMystery
Books October 2018
AuthorTitleLibrarian's Picks
Abdul-Jabbar, KareemMycroft and SherlockMystery
Albert, Susan WittigThe Darling Dahlias and the Poinsettia Mystery
Alexander, TashaUneasy Lies the CrownMystery
Andrews, DonnaLark! The Herald Angels SingMystery
Archer, JeffreyHeads You WinA stand-alone epic by the best-selling author of Kane and Abel follows a 1968 Russian teen who escapes an oppressive life in Leningrad and is forced to choose between parallel lives in London and New York.
Arikawa, HiroThe Travelling Cat ChroniclesAn ode to kindness, sacrifice, and the power of small things traces the experiences of adventurous Nana the cat and his owner, Satoru, as they embark on a road trip across Japan to visit three old friends.
Austin, LynnLegacy of MercyChristian
Baldacci, DavidLong Road to MercyThriller
Berg, ElizabethNight of MiraclesWomen
Berlin, LuciaEvening in ParadiseA follow up to the award-winning A Manual for Cleaning Women features previously uncompiled selections from the late author's remaining story collection.
Blackstock, TerriCatching ChristmasChristian
Bohnhoff, Maya KaathrynThe Antiquities HunterTo flush out the person stalking her best friend Rose, an undercover agent about to testify in an upcoming case, PI Gina “Tinkerbell” Miyoko takes her place and is plunged into a world of murder and illegal antiquities trafficking and must fight to make it out alive.
Bonde, Golnaz HashemzadehWhat We OweA compressed, visceral novel about exile, dislocation, and the emotional minefields between mothers and daughters.
Bowen, LilaTreason of HawksFantasy
Boyd, WilliamLove Is BlindAccompanying a famed pianist on a tour from Paris to Saint Petersburg, a brilliant but haunted piano tuner risks everything to pursue a Russian soprano with ties to his employer.
Boyne, JohnA Ladder to the SkyAn aspiring writer meets a celebrated novelist in a hotel in 1988 and uses the man's long-held secret.
Brackston, PaulaThe Little Shop of Found ThingsFantasy
Braithwaite, OyinkanMy Sister, the Serial KillerRealizing that her beautiful, beloved younger sister has murdered yet another boyfriend, an embittered Nigerian woman works to direct suspicion away from the family, until a handsome doctor she fancies asks for her sister's number.
Brennan, AllisonToo Far GoneMystery
Brown, RosellenThe Lake on FireHistorical
Bruen, KenIn the Galway SilenceMystery
Canadeo, AnnePurls and PoisonMystery
Carey, EdwardLittleFollows the story of a Swiss orphan who is apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor in the seamy streets of Paris, learns her craft, and hones her art to become the famous Madame Tussaud.
Cato, BethRoar of SkyFantasy
Chance, MaiaNaughty on IceMystery
Chidgey, CatherineThe Wish ChildThis international bestselling historical novel follows two children and a mysterious narrator as they navigate the falsehoods and wreckage of WW II Germany.
Child, LeePast TenseThriller
Clare, AlysThe Angel in the GlassMystery
Clark, Mary HigginsYou Don't Own MeThriller
Colgan, JennyChristmas on the IslandWomen
Crosby, EllenHarvest of SecretsMystery
Cussler, CliveSea of GreedAction
Daly, PaulaOpen Your EyesA best-selling crime novelist navigates her tragic turn from fictional perpetrator to real-life victim in a tale of domestic suspense.
Datlow, EllenThe Best of the Best Horror of the YearHorror
Delany, VickiA Scandal in ScarletMystery
Donkor, MichaelHousegirlThree adolescentstwo Ghanaian "housegirls" and the daughter of wealthy immigrantsmust come to terms with themselves and the secrets they have kept from each other.
Duncan, DaveTrial by TreasonFantasy
Dunnett, KaitlynOverkiltMystery
Dyachenko, SergiyVita NostraA young girl falls under the spell of a strange, sinister man who asks her to perform odd tasks before convincing her to enroll in a strange and magical school called The Institute of Special Technologies.
Eisenberg, DeborahYour Duck Is My DuckA collection of stories features characters that are either swimming or drowning in a disintegrating environment, including some Hollywood actors and an entitled young man who falls in love with a human rights worker on a mysterious quest.
Ellicott, JessicaMurder Flies the CoopMystery
Eskens, AllenThe Shadows We HideMystery
Estep, JenniferKill the QueenWhen her mother the queen is assassinated by a usurping cousin, Evie, a magically resistant noblewoman in a realm where everyone is gauged by their magic, trains as a gladiator in a plot to exact justice.
Evanovich, JanetLook Alive Twenty-FiveMystery
Evans, Richard PaulThe Noel StrangerHolidays
Faulks, SebastianParis EchoAn American historical researcher in Paris and a Moroccan teen who risked his life to enter France find the realities of the city's past Nazi occupation transforming their ideas about sacrifice and happiness.
Fellowes, JessicaBright Young DeadMystery
Fink, JosephAlice Isn't DeadHorror
Fletcher, MartinPromised LandFollows two brothers as they, after the horrors of Nazi Germany are over, reunite in Israel where they lead very different lives as one builds the budding nation-state and the other protects it.
Flower, AmandaDeath and DaisiesMystery
Francis, FelixCrisisThriller
Frost, Jacqueline'twas the Knife Before ChristmasMystery
Golden, ChristopherHark! the Herald Angels ScreamAnthologies
Hardt, HelenUnchainedRomance
Harman, PatriciaOnce a MidwifeHistorical
Harris, Robert J.The Thirty-One KingsThriller
Harvey, SamanthaWestern WindIn 1491, when the wealthiest resident of the small village of Oakham is swept away by the river in the early hours of Shrove Saturday, the local priest, John Reve, attempts to discover the cause of the suspicious death, revealing some of the villager's darkest secrets.
Hayes-McCoy, FelicitySummer at the Garden CafeWomen
Higashino, KeigoNewcomerMystery
Hill, SusanThe Comforts of HomeMystery
Horowitz, AnthonyForever and a DayAn explosive prequel to Casino Royale follows the mysterious demise of Agent 007 in the French Riviera underworld and the emergence of new agent, James Bond.
Huang, S. L.Zero Sum GameCas Russell wields her math skills like a superpower, using vector calculus to dodge bullets and beat up armed men but is very surprised to find someone with a power more dangerous than her own, the ability to control minds.
Hunt, LairdIn the House in the Dark of the WoodsA Puritan woman goes missing deep in the woods of colonial New England, and soon must face the supernatural horrors that her people had only imagined up until then.
James WendyThe Golden ChildWomen
Johnson, LizA Sparkle of SilverChristian
Jonasson, RagnarThe DarknessFacing an unwanted early retirement, Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir of the Reykjavik Police is given two weeks to solve a cold case of her choosing and reopens the investigation into the murder of a Russian asylum seeker.
Lackey, MercedesThe Bartered BridesFantasy
Lethem, JonathanThe Feral DetectiveConvincing an enigmatic loner to help her search for a friend's missing daughter, Phoebe traverses the outskirts of California's stunning Inland Empire, where she discovers her companion's complicated relationship with warring tribes of outcasts.
Lin, Ed99 Ways to DieMystery
Lostetter, Marina J.Noumenon InfinityScience Fiction
Lupica, MikeRobert B. Parker's Blood FeudMystery
Maberry, JonathanDeep SilenceThriller
Maher, KerriThe Kennedy DebutanteHistorical
Mallery, SusanNot Quite over YouRomance
McCarthy, KevinWolves of EdenWhile a post-Civil War military lieutenant and his long-suffering orderly navigate violence in their search for a band of killers, two war-weary Irish immigrants are swept into a coalition of Native American tribes fighting American expansion.
McCoy, SarahMarilla of Green GablesComing of Age
McKevett, G. A.Murder in Her StockingMystery
Mclean, PeterPriest of BonesFantasy
McNaught, JudithThe Sweetest ThingRomance
Meier, LeslieYule Log MurderMystery
Morgan, SarahThe Christmas SistersRomance
Moriarty, LianeNine Perfect StrangersWomen
Munier, PaulaA Borrowing of BonesIntroduces a retired MP and her bomb-sniffing dog, who become embroiled in an investigation involving an abandoned baby, a missing mother and a cold-case murder.
Nixon, RosieThe StylistAmber Green is thrown into the fast-paced world of fashion, where the treacherous undercurrents of Hollywood shape her prospects for a fairy-tale romance.
Noble, ShelleyAsk Me No QuestionsMystery
Oates, Joyce CarolHazards of Time TravelThe National Book Award-winning author of We Were the Mulvaneys presents the story of a recklessly idealistic girl who tests the limits of her oppressively controlled, dystopian world only to fall fatefully in love. 
Olshan, JosephBlack Diamond FallMystery
Osborn, John JayListen to the MarriageLiterary
Palmer, DianaWyoming LegendRomance
Parry, AmbroseThe Way of All FleshAn apprentice to a mid-19th-century anesthesia pioneer unexpectedly partners with a quick-witted housemaid in order to survive an investigation in the Edenburgh underworld to solve a string of grisly deaths.
Patterson, JamesTargetThriller
Penny, LouiseKingdom of the BlindMystery
Reid, IainFoeIn a novel set in the near future, farm dwellers Junior and Henrietta have their lives disrupted when Junior is called for a distant mission and Henrietta receives an unconventional replacement so he won't be missed.
Roberts, NoraOf Blood and BoneFantasy
Robotham, MichaelThe Other WifeThriller
Rossner, RenaThe Sisters of the Winter WoodA tale inspired by Jewish mythology is set in a woodland village on the border of Moldova and Ukraine and follows the experiences of two sheltered sisters who uncover a secret magical heritage.
Scalzi, JohnThe Consuming FireScience Fiction
Setterfield, DianeOnce Upon a RiverSuspenseful, richly atmospheric tapestry of a book that combines folklore and science, magic and myth.
Silver, JosieOne Day in DecemberWomen
Solomons, NatashaHouse of GoldThe outbreak of World War I forces headstrong Austrian heiress Greta Goldbaum to choose between the family she built in her new life in England and the family she left behind in Vienna.
St. Vincent, SarahWays to Hide in WinterA young widow living in the Pennsylvania mountains and flipping burgers for hunters and hikers befriends a stranger visiting from Uzbekistan and becomes embroiled in a manhunt after he confesses to committing a terrible crime in his home country.
Steel, DanielleBeauchamp HallWomen
Stone, JeanA Vineyard ChristmasHolidays
Taylor, PatrickAn Irish Country CottageMedical
Thompson, VictoriaCity of SecretsMystery
Trigiani, AdrianaTony's WifeHistorical
VanLiere, DonnaThe Christmas StarHolidays
Wang, KathyFamily TrustStruggling to fulfill a terminally ill father's final bequest, a privileged Chinese-American family in Silicon Valley is forced to contend with the realities of their ambitions and actual desires.
Warren, Tiffany L.The Outside ChildAfter her newborn son succumbs to a terrible heart ailment, Chenille Abrams is forced to pick up the pieces of her life and marriage.
Williams, KateInto the DarknessHistorical
Wilson, JosephineExtinctionsFunny, poignant, and galvanizing by turns, Josephine Wilson’s award-winning novel explores many kinds of extinction—natural, racial, national, and personal—and what we might do to prevent them.
Young, SamanthaFight or FlightRomance
Zeldis, KittyNot Our KindForced to hide her Jewish identity from her employer's post-World War II Park Avenue community, Vassar-educated tutor Eleanor Moskowitz forges unexpected bonds before a crossed line leads to life-changing decisions.
Books September 2018
AuthorTitleLibrarian's Picks
Abbott, JeffThe Three Beths
Ackerman, ElliotWaiting for EdenA veteran enduring life trapped in his own mind begins to find a way to communicate before troubling realities about his marriage come to the surface.
Adjei-Brenyah, Nana KwameFriday BlackA piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it’s like to be young and black in America.
Albom, MitchThe Next Person You Meet in Heaven
Aleman, GabrielaPoso WellsCelebrated Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán's first work to appear in English: a noir, feminist eco-thriller in which venally corrupt politicians and greedy land speculators finally get their just comeuppance.
Alexander, EllieThe Pint of No Return
Anthony, GretchenEvergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners
Axelrod, StevenNantucket Counterfeit
Balson, Ronald H.The Girl from Berlin
Barker, PatThe Silence of the GirlsReimagines "The Iliad" from the perspectives of the captured women living in the Greek camp in the final weeks of the Trojan War, as Briseis, conquered queen of one of Troy's neighboring kingdoms, becomes caught between the two most powerful Greek leaders.
Beaton, M. C.The Dead Ringer
Berney, LouNovember RoadFrank Guidry, a street lieutenant for a New Orleans mob boss, flees when his knowledge about JFK's assassination makes him a target, a situation that is dangerously complicated by his relationship with a fugitive housewife.
Bolton, SharonThe CraftsmanWhen eerily familiar child abductions and murders start recurring in a small Lancashire village, a local cop struggles to figure out if she sent the wrong person to jail decades earlier or if a copycat killer is responsible.
Brooks, TerryStreet Freaks
Callahan, PattiBecoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis
Carlson, MelodyA Christmas by the Sea
Chamberlain, DianeThe Dream Daughter
Childs, LauraGlitter Bomb
Coelho, PauloHippieA Brazilian man and a Dutch woman embark on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery as they travel by bus from Amsterdam to Kathmandu against a backdrop of the protests and sexual-liberation experiments of the Civil Rights era.
Connelly, MichaelDark Sacred Night
Copperman, E. J.Bird, Bath, and Beyond
Cornwell, BernardWar of the Wolf
Crawford, IsisA Catered Cat Wedding
Cussler, CliveShadow Tyrants
Dangarembga, TsitsiThis Mournable BodyThe protagonist of Nervous Conditions struggles to make a life for herself in Harare, Zimbabwe, eventually taking an ecotourism job that forces her to return to her parents' impoverished homestead, leading to an unforgivable betrayal.
Dekker, TedRise of the Mystics
Deveraux, JudeA Willing Murder
Dubus, Andre, IIIGone So LongA man living a solitary existence in seaside New England travels to a quaint Florida community in search of his traumatized, estranged daughter.
Early, BarbaraDeath of a Russian Doll
Edugyan, EsiWashington BlackUnexpectedly chosen to be a family manservant, an 11-year-old Barbados sugar-plantation slave is initiated into a world of technology and dignity before a devastating betrayal propels him throughout the world in search of his true self.
Enger, LeifVirgil WanderEmerging from an accident with damaged memories and compromised language skills, Virgil Wander, a movie-house owner from a small Midwestern town, pieces together his story and the story of his community with help from affable locals.
Evans, DianaOrdinary PeopleIn South London and the surrounding suburbs, two couples struggle through a year of marital crisis.
Fluke, JoanneChristmas Cake Murder
Flynn, VinceRed War
Forsyth, FrederickThe Fox
Fowler, Therese AnneA Well Behaved WomanMarrying into the newly rich but socially scorned Vanderbilt clan, Alva navigates society snubs and dark undercurrents in the lives of her in-laws and friends while testing the limits of her ambitious rule-breaking.
French, TanaThe Witch Elm
Frey, JamesKaterinaTwenty-five years after a passionate affair with a model, a successful writer is on the brink of suicide, until he receives an anonymous message that draws him back to the life, and possibly the love, he abandoned years prior.
Fuller, ClaireBitter Orange
Galbraith, RobertLethal White
Gowar, Imogen HermesThe Mermaid and Mrs. HancockWhen one of his trading vessels returns to 18th-century London with the remarkable body of a mermaid, Jonah gains entry into high society and falls in love with a highly accomplished courtesan, with unexpected consequences.
Green, HankAn Absolutely Remarkable ThingThe first to document the appearance of the Carls, giant robot-like statues popping up around the world, April May finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight that puts her relationships, identity and safety at risk.
Griffiths, EllyThe Vanishing Box
Grisham, JohnThe Reckoning
Guillory, JasmineThe Proposal
Haines, CarolynA Gift of Bones
Harkness, DeborahTime's ConvertA Revolutionary War-era doctor seizes a chance to become a vampire, only to find the ancient traditions governing his new life clashing with the deeply held beliefs of his former one.
Harris, CharlaineAn Easy DeathGuiding two wizards through the magic-wary country of Texoma, a gunslinger navigating the Great Depression in the wake of FDR's assassination searches for a low-level magician who may be able to save the tsar.
Harvey, MichaelPulse
Heley, VeronicaMurder by Suggestion
Hendrix, GradyWe Sold Our SoulsA has-been heavy metal artist discovers that her failed band's lead singer sold their souls in a Faustian exchange for his solo-career fame and fortune.
Hilderbrand, ElinWinter in Paradise
Hosseini, KhaledSea Prayer
Hunting, HelenaThe Good Luck Charm
Ide, JoeWrecked
James, VicBright Ruin
Johansen, IrisVendetta
Johnson, CraigDepth of WinterWhen Walt Longmire's daughter, Cady, is kidnapped by an international hit man and the head of a vicious drug cartel, Walt heads into the Northern Mexican desert to find her before they can auction her off to his enemies.
Jonasson, RagnarBlackout
Karrington, BlakeScheming for Love
King, StephenElevation
Kingsbury, KarenWhen We Were Young
Kingsolver, BarbaraUnshelteredThe award-winning author of The Poisonwood Bible traces the experiences of a woman whose efforts to protect her family from sudden unemployment are shaped by the story of an ostracized 19th-century science teacher.
Kirkpatrick, JaneEverything She Didn't SayTen years after writing a memoir about her life travelling throughout the American West with her railroad promoter and writer husband, Carrie Strahorn reflects on the truths of her pioneering life that she didn't tell.
Kowal, Mary RobinetteThe Fated Sky
Larison, JohnWhiskey When We're DryFacing starvation and worse when she is orphaned on her family's 1885 homestead, a 17-year-old sharpshooter cuts off her hair and disguises herself as a boy to journey across the mountains in search of her outlaw brother.
Lauren, ChristinaJosh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating
Lester, NatashaThe Paris Seamstress
Levine, LauraDeath of a Neighborhood Scrooge
Lewis, Marjorie HerreraWhen the Men Were Gone
Macmillan, GillyI Know You Know
Macomber, DebbieAlaskan Holiday
Mallery, SusanWhy Not Tonight
Markley, StephenOhioFour former classmates converge on their recession- and opioid-ravaged hometown on a fateful summer night that finds them pursuing respective goals based on haunting memories from their shared past.
Mason, DanielThe Winter SoldierA young doctor and nurse fall in love while navigating the brutal realities of World War I at an underequipped and understaffed field hospital in the Carpathian Mountains.
Mason, J. D.The Woman Trapped in the Dark
Mayor, ArcherBury the Lead
Mccaffrey, GigiDragon's Code
McGuire, SeananNight and Silence
McKinlay, JennHitting the BooksDragged into a hit-and-run investigation after a stack of library materials is found at the scene, library director Lindsey Norris must piece together the clues to crack the case--especially once someone is murdered.
McPherson, CatrionaGo to My Grave
Meier, LeslieSilver Anniversary Murder
Mejia, MindyLeave No TraceMaya Stark, a language therapist at a psychiatric facility, is challenged when a boy missing for 10 years refuses to speak about his father, the ransacked campsite they both disappeared from, or what has transpired over the last decade.
Mizushima, MargaretBurning Ridge
Monique, AijaLife of the Rich and Most Wanted
Monroe, MaryRemembrance
Moore, WayetuShe Would Be KingReimagines the dramatic story of Liberia’s early years through three unforgettable characters who share an uncommon bond.
Moretti, KateIn Her Bones
Morris, HeatherThe Tattooist of AuschwitzAn international best-seller based on the true story of an Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor traces the experiences of a Jewish Slovakian who uses his position as a concentration-camp tattooist to secure food for his fellow prisoners.
Morton, KateThe Clockmaker's Daughter
Murakami, HarukiKilling CommendatoreA portrait painter deals with the upcoming divorce from his wife by moving into an old house in rural Japan that used to belong to a famous artist.
Paretsky, SaraShell Game
Parker, MiriamThe Shortest Way Home
Parnell, SeanMan of WarEric Steele, an elite clandestine intelligence operative, draws on the skills he learned as a Special Forces soldier when an adversary from his past attacks a military convoy and steals a nuclear weapon.
Patterson, JamesAmbush
Perry, SarahMelmothHelen, an English translator working in Prague, disregards an obscure local monster legend before a friend's disappearance reveals that Helen is being watched.
Peterson, TracieIn Times Gone By
Picoult, JodiA Spark of Light
Pike, SigneThe Lost QueenA first novel of a debut trilogy reveals the untold story of Languoreth—a forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland—twin sister of the man who inspired the legend of Merlin.
Rice, AnneBlood Communion
Robinson, Kim StanleyRed MoonTwenty-five years after China established the first colony on the moon--an American who witnesses a murder, a celebrity travel reporter, and the daughter of China's Minister of Finance--all find that it is a very deadly place.
Rosenfelt, DavidDeck the Hounds
Rosnay, Tatiana deThe Rain WatcherAs the Malegarde family gathers in Paris for their patriarch's seventieth birthday, a natural disaster causes the Seine to flood the city, revealing to young Linden Malegarde hidden fears and secrets that test the limits of family bonds.
Salvatore, R. A.Timeless
Sandford, JohnHoly Ghost
Sawyer, Kim VogelOurs for a Season
Serle, RebeccaThe Dinner ListIn a novel imbued with magical realism, Sabrina Nielsen arrives at her thirtieth birthday dinner in New York City to find at the table not just her best friend, but also her favorite professor from college; her father; her ex-fiance, Tobias; and Audrey Hepburn.
Shapiro, B. A.The Collector's Apprentice
Smith, Wilbur A.Courtney's War
Sparks, NicholasEvery Breath
Stoker, DacreDraculA prequel to Dracula, based on original author notes and co-written by a family descendant, reveals the iconic vampire's origin story, the early years of Bram Stoker and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connected them.
Swinson, KikiWifey's Next Sticky Situation
Taneja, PretiWe That Are YoungA modern-day "King Lear," set in contemporary India, traces the power struggles of a turbulent family that becomes painfully subject to the anti-corruption riots of 2011 and 2012, a father's advancing dementia, and an unwanted arranged marriage.
Thomas, SherryThe Hollow of Fear
Thompson, TadeRosewater
Todd, CharlesA Forgotten Place
Tokarczuk, OlgaFlightsA meditative collection explores themes of travel, movement, and existentialism in stories that feature protagonists who question their shifting perspectives in time and space as they tackle extreme agendas.
Tracy, P. J.The Guilty Dead
Turton, StuartThe 7 and a Half Deaths of Evelyn HardcastleDoomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden Bishop must solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle in order to escape the curse, in a world filled with enemies where nothing and no one are quite what they seem.
Unger, LisaUnder My Skin
Ward, J. R.Consumed
Weber, DavidUncompromising Honor
Williams, BeatrizThe Glass Ocean
Williams, DrewThe Stars Now UnclaimedRecruiting supernaturally gifted kids to help stop a cataclysmic force from decimating countless worlds, agent Jane Kamali teams up with a telekinetic teen to navigate the madcap schemes of a power-hungry fascist cult.
Wilson, KevinBaby, You're Gonna Be MineDraws on the author's signature quirky language to explore the emotional complexities between parents and children.
Woods, StuartDesperate Measures