Prepub Alert: The Complete List | September 2024 Titles

All the September 2024 Prepub Alerts in one place, plus a downloadable spreadsheet of all titles from every post.

All the September 2024 Prepub Alerts in one place, plus a downloadable spreadsheet of all titles from every post.

Fiction

Pop Fiction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attenberg, Jami. A Reason To See You Again. Ecco: HarperCollins. Sept. 2024. 240p. ISBN 9780063039841. $28. F

Best-selling Attenberg (All This Could Be Yours) pens a story of family, loss, inherited trauma, and love as she follows the fates of the Cohen women, who begin to crumble upon the death of patriarch Rudy. Sisters Shelly and Nancy follow very different paths, and heir mother flees as well, into a boozy life in Florida.

Cardinal, Ann Dávila. We Need No Wings. Sourcebooks Landmark. Sept. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9781728258508. pap. $16.99. F

Following her well-received adult debut, The Storyteller’s Death, Cardinal pens a tale of magical realism. Teresa Sanchez feels lost after her retirement and the death of her husband. Then one day she levitates, inspiring her to travel to Spain to find out more about her 16th-century ancestor St. Teresa of Ávila, who was known to have visions and levitate.

Cronin, Marianne. Eddie Winston Is Looking for Love. Harper Perennial. Sept. 2024. 320p. ISBN 9780063383517. pap. $18.99. F

Alex Award winner Cronin (The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot) returns with the story of 90-year-old Eddie Winston, who has never been kissed. He volunteers in a charity shop where he meets Bella, a 24-year-old who has lost the love of her life and decides to help Eddie finds love.

Hahn, Taylor. A Home for the Holidays. Knopf. Sept. 2024. 256p. ISBN 9780593470701. $28. F

In Hahn’s (The Lifestyle) second novel, Mel Hart is a wedding singer who loves Christmas. Two weeks before the holiday, Mel’s mother dies. Then a stranger shows up and invites Mel to her home for the holiday, offering to share the stories of who Mel’s mom really was.

Haig, Matt. The Life Impossible. Viking. Sept. 2024. 368p. ISBN 9780593489277. $30. F

Best-selling Haig (The Midnight Library) sends retired math teacher Grace Winters to a Mediterranean island, where she has been left a run-down house by a long-lost friend. Game for adventure, she arrives without a plan. Adventure indeed awaits, but so do wonder, hope, mystery, and a new beginning.

Johnston, Anna. The Borrowed Life of Frederick Fife. Morrow. Sept. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9780063397293. $30. F

Johnston’s feel-good debut begins with a case of mistaken identity. Eighty-two-year-old Frederick Fife is on the edge of despair, but everything changes when he takes the place of Bernard Greer, a missing resident of a nursing home. Now Frederick has food, a found family, and a chance to figure out how to return Bernard’s life to him better than he found it.

Layden, Emily. Once More from the Top. Mariner. Sept. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9780063315099. $28. F

The author of All Girls follows her debut with a novel about musician Dylan Read, whose carefully constructed world gets even more attention when the body of her best friend from childhood, who disappeared one year before Dylan broke big, is found at the bottom of a lake.

Mellors, Coco. Blue Sisters. Ballantine. Sept. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9780593723760. $28.99. F

Following the debut Cleopatra and Frankenstein, Mellors offers the story of three very different sisters—a lawyer, a boxer, and a model—each with issues and all mourning the loss of their fourth sister as they meet in NYC to try to stop the sale of their family home.

Parman, Elizabeth Bass. The Empress of Cooke County. Harper Muse. Sept. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9781400342594. pap. $18.99. F

Parman debuts with a 1960s-set mother-daughter story. Posey Jarvis is the self-appointed “empress” of her small Southern town. When she inherits a run-down mansion, she decides to fix it up and host her school reunion, with hopes of seeing her ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, her daughter, Callie Jane, accidentally becomes engaged and dreams of escaping to California.

Sparks, Nicholas. Counting Miracles. Random. Sept. 2024. 368p. ISBN 9780593449592. $28.99. F

Best-selling Sparks sets his newest in Asheboro, NC. Army Ranger Tanner Hughes is in town looking for the father he never knew. He meets Dr. Kaitlyn Cooper and the two connect from the start. Meanwhile, on the edge of the state’s Uwharrie National Forest, 83-year-old Jasper spots a white deer and vows to protect it.

Stapley, Marissa. The Lightning Bottles. S. & S. Sept. 2024. 320p. ISBN 9781668015247. pap. $19.99. F

Stapley, author of Reese’s Book Club pick Lucky, offers a rock and roll story. Jane, along with husband Elijah, was once part of the grunge duo the Lightning Bottles, but at the height of the band’s fame, Elijah disappeared. Jane moves to Germany where she meets a teenage girl who claims that Elijah is alive and leaving notes for Jane.

Literary Fiction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bayard, Louis. The Wildes: A Novel in Five Acts. Algonquin. Sept. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9781643755304. $29. F

The latest from best-selling Bayard (author of Jackie and Me and the Netflix-adapted The Pale Blue Eye) is set against the backdrop of Victorian England and World War I as he considers the lives of Oscar Wilde’s family (his wife, Constance, and their two sons) after Wilde’s affair with Lord Alfred Douglas was exposed and he was imprisoned for homosexuality.

Dellaira, Ava. Exposure. Zibby. Sept. 2024. 368p. ISBN 9781958506677. $27.99. F

Dellaira’s best-selling debut, Love Letters to the Dead, was named a best teen book by NYPL and the Chicago Public Library. In Dellaira’s first adult novel, Noah has made it in Hollywood and started a family. Then an incident from years ago comes up and threatens his current life, as conflicting versions of the truth emerge.

Elkin, Lauren. Scaffolding. Farrar. Sept. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9780374615291. $28. F

A Paris apartment holds memories and houses two different couples—one in 2019 and another in 1972—as they each renovate the kitchen and wrestle with the challenges of marriage, fidelity, and pregnancy. Writer and translator Elkin (whose Flâneuse was an NYT Notable Book) makes her fiction debut.

Erdrich, Louise. The Mighty Red. Harper. Sept. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9780063277052. $32. F

Best-selling and award-winning Erdrich (The Sentence) writes a sequel to The Beet Queen that considers the lives of residents of Argus, ND, amid larger economic and environmental issues. Two men are vying to marry Kismet Poe, while her mother, Crystal, hauls sugar beets, sees visions of guardian angels, and worries about the future. With a 150K-copy first printing.

Greenwell, Garth. Small Rain. Farrar. Sept. 2024. 320p. ISBN 9780374279547. $28. F

Greenwell (author of the multi-best-booked Cleanness) pens a story about a poet whose life is upended by an unexpected medical crisis. In the hospital, he wrestles with the uncertainty of what’s wrong with his body and the dysfunctional American healthcare system, but the situation also makes him more aware of the valuable things in life: art, poetry, music, care.

Kushner, Rachel. Creation Lake. Scribner. Sept. 2024. 416p. ISBN 9781982116521. $29.99. F

Award-winning Kushner (The Mars Room) writes a literary noir. An American secret agent, “Sadie Smith,” is sent to infiltrate an anarchist collective in France. She first targets member Lucien but soon becomes intrigued by the mysterious Bruno, whose ideas and own tragic story are beginning to seduce her.

Naudé, S.J. Fathers and Fugitives. Europa. Sept. 2024. 224p. ISBN 9798889660392. $27. F

Daniel, who lives in London, returns to South Africa to care for his ailing father. After his father’s death, Daniel learns that he’ll only receive his inheritance if he spends time with his cousin Theon, with whom he soon embarks on a life-changing trip. Award-winning Naudé (The Third Reel) tells a tale of family, loyalty, and redemption.

Powers, Richard. Playground. Norton. Sept. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9781324086031. $29.99. F

Award-winning and best-selling Powers (Bewilderment) considers technology and the environment, as potential sea-steaders meet on Makatea in French Polynesia. The island has been chosen as a candidate to send floating autonomous cities into the open sea, but first the residents must vote on whether to approve the project.

Quatro, Jamie. Two-Step Devil. Grove. Sept. 2024. 288p. ISBN 9780802163134. $27. F

Quatro, whose Fire Sermon was a B&N Discover Great New Writers and Indie Next pick, writes about an unlikely relationship between two strangers—a 70-year-old man convinced that he’s a prophet, and the teenage girl he rescues from being trafficked. The Prophet is sure that the girl is the key to getting his end-times warnings to the White House.

Rooney, Sally. Intermezzo. Farrar. Sept. 2024. 432p. ISBN 9780374602635. $29. F

Best-selling Rooney (Beautiful World, Where Are You), who has had two novels adapted for TV, writes a story about love, family, and grief. Brothers Peter and Ivan have little in common, but both are dealing with the death of their father and managing relationships with the women in their lives. With a 500K-copy first printing.

Tokarczuk, Olga. The Empusium: A Health Resort Horror Story. Riverhead. Sept. 2024. 320p. ISBN 9780593712948. $30. F

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Tokarczuk (The Books of Jacob) returns with a story set in a health resort in 1913. There, the residents drink the hallucinogenic local liqueur and debate politics and other philosophical questions. Meanwhile, someone—or something—sinister is watching and choosing its next target.

Tsabari, Ayelet. Songs for the Brokenhearted. Random. Sept. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9780812989007. $29. F

Tsabari, author of the award-winning story collection The Best Place on Earth, writes her first full-length novel. In 1950, thousands of Yemeni Jews are living in an immigrant camp in Israel, where married Saida falls in love with another man. In 1995, Saida’s daughter Zohara returns to Israel after her mother dies; there she learns shocking truths about her family.

Mystery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chouinard, Michelle. The Serial Killer Guide to San Francisco. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Sept. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9781250359308. $28. M

Capri Sanzio, the granddaughter of a supposed serial killer, hopes to cash in on her family legacy with a podcast and book. When her former mother-in-law is murdered by a killer who was following her grandfather’s methods, Capri and her daughter become prime suspects. Chouinard writes best-selling mysteries under a different, unrevealed name.

Gilbert, Victoria. A Killer Clue. Crooked Lane. (Hunter & Clewe, Bk. 2). Sept. 2024. 310p. ISBN 9781639106431. $30.99. M

In librarian Gilbert’s second “Hunter & Clewe” novel, antiquarian bookseller Eloise Anderson hires retired librarian Jane and collector Cam to prove that her mother, who died after years in prison, did not murder Eloise’s father. The cold case heats up when the detective from the original crime ends up murdered in Eloise’s bookshop.

Hallett, Janice. The Examiner. Atria. Sept. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9781668023426. $28.99. M

International best seller Hallett (The Appeal) uses emails, text messages, and essays to tell the story of six grad students who attempt to navigate school and their own messy lives. Following them is the examiner, who, looking through their work and communications, notices that someone is in danger.

Jónasson, Ragnar. Death at the Sanatorium. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Sept. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9781250770769. $29. M

With multiple works headed to TV, best-selling Jónasson offers a spinoff from his Hulda series. In 1983, Detective Hulda Hermannsdottir goes to a hospital in northern Iceland where a nurse has been murdered. In 2012, police officer Helgi Reykdal, who is writing his thesis on the 1983 case, revisits the ice-cold murder.

Osman, Richard. We Solve Murders. Pamela Dorman: Viking. Sept. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9780593653227. $30. M

Steve Wheeler is happy in retirement, pleased to leave his adrenaline-pumping work to his daughter-in-law Amy. She is working on an isolated island, guarding a famous author. It should be an easy job—but suddenly it is not—and she sends an SOS to Steve. Blockbuster Osman (“Thursday Murder Club”) launches a new series.

Roffey, Monique. Passiontide. Knopf. Sept. 2024. 288p. ISBN 9780593802472. $28. M

Winner of the OCM BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Literature and shortlisted for the Orange Prize, Roffey reconsiders the detective novel. Women are killed all too often on the small island of St. Colibri. The newest murder, occurring at the end of Carnival, prompts four women to join forces and start a revolution.

Swann, Leonie. Agnes Sharp and the Trip of a Lifetime. Soho Crime. (Miss Sharp Investigates, Bk. 2). Aug. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9781641295802. $27.95. M

Following The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp, Agnes and her octogenarian cohort head off to Cornwall to stay at an exclusive coastal hotel. There Agnes witnesses what she fears might be a murder. When a storm cuts off access to the hotel, she and her friends realize that a murderer has already checked in.

Forthcoming Series Titles

Alexander, Tasha. Death by Misadventure. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Lady Emily, Bk. 18). Sept. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9781250872364. $29. M

Atkinson, Kate. Death at the Sign of the Rook. Doubleday. (Jackson Brodie, Bk. 6). Sept. 2024. 512p. ISBN 9780385547994. $30. M

Benn, James R. The Phantom Patrol. Soho Crime. (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery, Bk. 19). Sept. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9781641295437. $27.95. M

Bradley, Alan. What Time the Sexton’s Spade Doth Rust. Bantam. (Flavia de Luce, Bk. 11). Sept. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9780593724514. $28. M

Cornwell, Patricia. Identity Unknown. Grand Central. (Kay Scarpetta, Bk. 28). Sept. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9781538770382. $32.50. M

Huber, Anna Lee. The Cold Light of Day. Kensington. (Verity Kent Mystery, Bk. 7). Sept. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9781496740076. pap. $17.95. M

Kelly, Sofie. Furever After. Berkley. (Magical Cats Mystery, Bk. 16). Sept. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9780593548738. $28. M

Locke, Attica. Guide Me Home. Mulholland. (Highway 59 Mystery, Bk. 3). Sept. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9780316494618. $29. M

Penrose, Andrea. Murder at King’s Crossing. Kensington. (A Wrexford & Sloane Historical Mystery, Bk. 8). Sept. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9781496739964. $27. M

Riley, Vanessa. Murder in Berkeley Square. Kensington. (Lady Worthington Mysteries, Bk. 3). Sept. 2024. 320p. ISBN 9781496738684. $27. M

Robb, J.D. Passions in Death. St. Martin’s. (In Death, Bk. 59). Sept. 2024. 368p. ISBN 9781250289568. $30. M

Suspense & Thrillers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bieker, Chelsea. Madwoman. Little, Brown. Sept. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9780316573290. $29. SUSPENSE

Award-winning Bieker (Godshot) pens a literary suspense novel that explores domestic violence and motherhood. Clover covers up her past to achieve her dream life, complete with a husband and two children. Then a letter from prison brings her past into the present, threatening everything. With a 100K-copy first printing.

Dahl, Julia. I Dreamed of Falling. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Sept. 2024. 320p. ISBN 9781250865977. $29. SUSPENSE

Former reporter and Edgar finalist Dahl (The Missing Hours) returns with a story about painful secrets in a small Hudson Valley town. As newspaper reporter Roman Grady starts asking questions about the death of Ashley, his girlfriend and the mother of his son, he uncovers dangerous answers. With a 75K-copy first printing.

Patterson, James & Ellis, David. Lies He Told Me. Little, Brown. Sept. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9780316403894. $30. SUSPENSE

Edgar Award–winning Ellis and Patterson team up again, after Escape, with a stand-alone suspense story. When David Bowers saves a drowning stranger and appears on TV as a hero, his sudden fame reveals his secret life in the witness protection program, sending him and his family on the run. With a 300K-copy first printing.

Wrobel, Stephanie. The Hitchcock Hotel. Berkley. Sept. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9780593547113. $29. THRILLER

In best-selling Wrobel’s (This Might Hurt) newest, Hitchcock fan Alfred Smettle, owner of the Hitchcock Hotel, invites his college film club friends, whom he hasn’t seen for 16 years, to a weekend reunion. The plan is to celebrate the anniversary of the memorabilia-filled hotel, but Smettle has a sinister agenda.

Forthcoming Series Titles

Hoag, Tami. Bad Liar. Dutton. (Broussard and Fourcade, Bk. 3). Sept. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9781101985434. $30. THRILLER

Moore, Taylor. Cold Trail. Morrow. (Garrett Kohl, Bk. 4). Sept. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9780063292468. $30. THRILLER

Romance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bromberg, K. Twisted Knight. Bramble. (Tangled Hearts, Bk. 1). Sept. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9781250323408. pap. $17.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Best-selling Bromberg (Sweet Regret) launches a new series. Holden wants revenge on those who wronged him; Rowan is tired of her brother taking credit for running the family business. For Holden, Rowan is only a means to an end—until he falls for her. Featuring a billionaire hero and an enemies-to-lovers trope, this novel has a 100K-copy first printing.

Carter, Ally. The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year. Avon. Sept. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9780063276680. $24.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Popular YA author Carter follows her best-selling adult debut, The Blonde Identity, with another suspenseful romance. Writers Maggie and Ethan go from rivals to lovers when they must work together after being snowed in during a Christmas house party at an English estate—and a famous mystery author goes missing from a locked room.

Halle, Karina. The Royals Upstairs. Berkley. Sept. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9780593334218. pap. $19. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Halle (author of the LibraryReads pick The Royals Next Door) returns with another royals-adjacent romance. Bodyguard James was excited about his new job protecting Prince Magnus of Norway, but it turns out he’s marooned on an estate in the middle of nowhere, chasing after challenging children—and their nanny is the woman whose heart he once broke.

Lim, Dominic. Karaoke Queen. Forever: Grand Central. Sept. 2024. 368p. ISBN 9781538725405. pap. $17.99. LGBTQIA+ ROMANCE

Following his LJ Best Book All the Right Notes, Lim pens a queer second-chance romance. When Rex Araneta finds out that his college ex Aaron needs help rescuing his karaoke bar, Rex brings out his drag queen alter ego, who he hopes can save the day and give him a another chance at love.

Robb, Kate. Prime Time Romance. Dial. Sept. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9780593596555. pap. $18. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Robb’s debut, This Spells Love, earned starred reviews and was a LibraryReads pick. Her latest finds newly divorced, heartbroken Brynn living with roommate Josh. She distracts herself by watching the 2000s-era teenage drama Carson’s Cove. When Brynn wishes for her own happily ever after, the next morning she wakes up in Carson’s Cove—with Josh.

Forthcoming Series Titles

Bradley, Anna. The Duke’s Christmas Bride. Zebra: Kensington. (Drop Dead Dukes, Bk. 3). Sept. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9781420155419. pap. $8.99. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Howard, Amalie. The Worst Duke in London. Forever: Grand Central. (Taming of the Dukes, Bk. 3). Sept. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9781538737781. pap. $17.99. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Romantasy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asher, E.B. This Will Be Fun. Avon. Sept. 2024. 416p. ISBN 9780063371361. pap. $17.99. ROMANTASY

Asher debuts with a cozy about a group of friends who once saved their realm but have not seen each other in a decade. Reuniting for a royal wedding, they once again must join forces to beat back evil, maybe mend fences, and, perhaps, resolve long-simmering romances.

de la Cruz, Melissa. Untitled (Red Tower) (Standard Edition). Entangled: Red Tower. Sept. 2024. 512p. ISBN 9781649377142. $29.99. ROMANTASY

The publisher is thus far keeping a tight grip on the newest from best-selling de la Cruz (Snow & Poison), other than to expect a romantasy and a 850K-copy first printing.

Jordan, Sophie. A Fire in the Sky. Avon. Sept. 2024. 320p. ISBN 9780063399990. $28. ROMANTASY

Prolific romance author Jordan who writes YA romantasy (“Firelight” series) and adult historicals tells the story of a royal servant forced to masquerade as a princess and marry a brutal warrior. Their union puts her on the path to destiny—to awaken the magic of a kingdom where dragons have become extinct, and witches are outcasts.

Legrand, Claire. A Song of Ash and Moonlight. Sourcebooks Casablanca. (The Middlemist Trilogy, Bk. 2). Sept. 2024. 560p. ISBN 9781728232027. $25.99. ROMANTASY

Inspired by the ballet The Firebird, the second in best-selling Legrand’s “Middlemist Trilogy” centers on Farrin, the eldest Ashbourne daughter, and Ryder Bask, a man Farrin was raised to hate. Together they continue the fight to preserve their world, as the gods, creatures, and magic press onward.

Mandanna, Sangu. A Witch’s Guide to Magical Innkeeping. Berkley. Apr. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9780593439371. pap. $18. ROMANTASY

Mandanna (author of LJ Best Book The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches) offers a new cozy about Sera Swan, a witch who has lost her powers. She might be able to get them back if she can find an old spell book and convince the icy historian Luke Larsen to help, with the aid of a talking fox, her resurrected great-aunt, and an inn full of quirky guests.

Maniscalco, Kerri. Throne of Secrets. Little, Brown. (Prince of Sin, Bk. 2). Sept. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9780316557542. $29. ROMANTASY

A twisted fairy tale gets a 375K-copy first printing as best-selling Maniscalco tells the story of wicked prince Gabriel Axton. When something goes wrong, he turns to reporter Adriana Saint Lucent, a woman determined to do him in. Facing questions about ice dragons, secrets in the Underworld, and more, the two join forces.

Owen, Abigail. The Games Gods Play. Entangled: Red Tower. Sept. 2024. 592p. ISBN 9781649376411. $29.99. ROMANTASY

The publisher is keeping the plot of award-winning Owen’s (“Dominions” series) newest tightly held for now. Expect a 500K-copy first printing.

Saft, Allison. A Dark and Drowning Tide. Del Rey: Ballantine. Sept. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9780593722343. pap. $18.99. ROMANTASY

Moving from YA to adult, Saft offers a sapphic rivals-to-lovers closed-circle mystery, set in a world inspired by German folklore. Lorelei Kaskel is part of an expedition traveling to find a magical spring. Her mentor is murdered on the quest, and the suspects are her expedition mates. The only one who could be innocent is Sylvia von Wolff, a rival of long standing.

Smith, Kaylie. Phantasma. Forever: Grand Central. Sept. 2024. 320p. ISBN 9781538769256. pap. $17.99. ROMANTASY

Making her adult debut after writing YA novels, Smith (A Ruinous Fate), who lives with OCD and writes about it in their books, pens a gothic romantasy set in a haunted New Orleans mansion. Expect a 75K-copy first printing.

Soria, D.L. The Cottage Around the Corner. Del Rey: Ballantine. Sept. 2024. 416p. ISBN 9780593358108. pap. $20. ROMANTASY

Author of Thief Liar Lady, Soria writes a contemporary fantasy rom-com about a witch, Charlie, and a mage, Fitz, who must stop being business rivals long enough to save their small town of Owl’s Hollow from supernatural events. Along the way, the couple will find that they have more at stake than their battle for sales.

Woods, Harper L. The Cursed. Bramble. (Coven of Bones, Bk. 2). Sept. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9781250344281. $27.99. ROMANTASY

The plot of the second in Woods’s “Coven of Bones” series, following The Coven, is being tightly held, but expect vampires, married enemies, and moody academia. This highly successful self-published series has been picked up by a big publisher.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashing-Giwa, Kemi. This World Is Not Yours. Tor Nightfire. Sept. 2024. 176p. ISBN 9781250901866. pap. $19.99. SF

Ashing-Giwa (The Splinter in the Sky) writes a queer sci-fi/horror novella. After fleeing her dangerous family, Amara and her fiancée, Vinh, join their friend Jesse for a colonization project on a beautiful but lethal planet where they’ll have to try to survive its “self-cleaning” mechanism that attacks invasive organisms. With a 75K-copy first printing.

Berry, Jedediah. The Naming Song. Tor. Sept. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9781250907981. $28.99. FANTASY

In Berry’s (The Manual of Detection) latest, words have gone away, causing borders to fall and monsters and ghosts to emerge. In response, the committees of the named are created. Then a committee’s new word courier flees, searching for the truth about her past—and possibly finding the key to the future. With a 150K-copy first printing.

Campbell, Cebo. Sky Full of Elephants. S. & S. Sept. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9781668034927. $27.99. SF

Award-winning author and creative director Campbell makes his full-length novel debut with a speculative postapocalyptic story. One day all the white people in the U.S. drowned themselves. Charles, a Black man who served time for a wrongful conviction and is now a professor, reunites with his estranged 19-year-old daughter, and they embark on a journey to search for answers.

Gong, Chloe. Vilest Things. S. & S./Saga (Flesh & False Gods, Bk. 2). Sept. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9781668000267. $27.99. FANTASY

Best-selling Gong’s sequel to Immortal Longings finds Calla serving as royal advisor to August, who has risen to the throne—except that he’s not really August. During the gladiatorial games that Calla managed to win, Anton, alternately her enemy and her lover, took over August’s body to survive, and now the two must work together to save the kingdom.

Henderson, Alexis. An Academy for Liars. Ace: Berkley. Sept. 2024. 368p. ISBN 9780593638309. $29. FANTASY

In Henderson’s (House of Hunger) latest, Lennon Carter is invited to take the entrance exam for Drayton College, a hidden school of magic. After passing the test, she trains to control her power of persuasion. She’s captivated by her classmates and studies—and her advisor, Dante—but worried about failing the school’s final test.

Hiiragi, Sanaka. The Lantern of Lost Memories. Grand Central. Sept. 2024. 224p. ISBN 9781538757437. $28. FANTASY

A buzzy book bought in a preempt after originally being published in Japan, Hiigari’s whimsical tale features a magical photo studio that is a door to the afterlife. At the studio, those who have died have one more opportunity to view moments from their lives and a chance to revisit one special moment and take a photo of it.

Klune, TJ. Somewhere Beyond the Sea. Tor. (Cerulean Chronicles, Bk. 2). Sept. 2024. 416p. ISBN 9781250881205. $28.99. FANTASY

Best-selling and Lambda Literary Award–winning Klune returns with the sequel to The House in the Cerulean Sea. On a peculiar island in a unique orphanage, Arthur has found happiness with the love of his life, Linus, and hopes to adopt the magical children under his care, but his grim past and a new magical child challenge his future family. With a 750K-copy first printing.

Leow, Amy. The Scarlet Throne. Orbit. (False Goddess Trilogy, Bk. 1). Sept. 2024. 432p. ISBN 9780316562485. pap. $19.99. FANTASY

Leow debuts with the first in an epic fantasy trilogy. Binsa serves as a “living goddess,” but rather than channeling the wisdom of a deity, she has a demon. When the priests decide it’s time to replace Binsa, she makes a deal with her demon to retain power, but a deal with a demon is never that simple.

Madison, Shawntelle. The Fallen Fruit. Amistad: HarperCollins. Sept. 2024. 448p. ISBN 9780063290594. $32. SF

Madison turns from paranormal romance to a story about a family cursed to travel through time. While searching for land she inherited, history professor Cecily discovers that in every generation one member from her family vanishes back in time, setting her on a quest for answers about how this curse began—and how to end it.

Miro, J.M. Bringer of Dust. Flatiron. (The Talents, Bk. 2). Sept. 2024. 432p. ISBN 9781250833839. $29.99. FANTASY

In Miro’s second book in this historical fantasy trilogy (after Ordinary Monsters), Charlie and the Talents realize that even more is at stake after a new drughr has arisen, leaving a body covered in its corrupted dust. The Talents will have to work together to fight off the world of the dead and find their missing friend. With a 250K-copy first printing.

Novik, Naomi. Buried Deep and Other Stories. Del Rey: Ballantine. Sept. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9780593600351. $30. FANTASY

Best-selling Novik (The Golden Enclaves) offers an anthology of 13 short stories set across the worlds of her previous series, from the dragon-filled Temeraire to the magical halls of the Scholomance. There’s also a glimpse at the world of Abandon, where Novik’s next fantasy series will be set.

Okosun, Ehigbor. Exiled by Iron. Harper Voyager. (The Tainted Blood Duology, Bk. 2). Sept. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9780063112681. $28. FANTASY

Following the best seller Forged by Blood, Okosun concludes her duology inspired by Nigerian mythology. Dèmi, from the magical Oluso people, struggles to control her new iron blood magic, while former enemy Jonas and Colin, her best friend, vie for her heart. Meanwhile, a rebel Oluso army threatens the kingdom with war.

Pinsker, Sarah. Haunt Sweet Home. Tor.com. Sept. 2024. 192p. ISBN 9781250330260. $20.99. FANTASY

Twentysomething Mara starts a new job as the night-shift production assistant on a reality TV show that’s part ghost hunt and part home makeover. She manufactures harmless scares for the show, but unnervingly real incidents begin to occur. The latest from Hugo and Nebula Award–winning Pinsker (Lost Places) receives a 100K-copy first printing.

Forthcoming Series Titles

El-Arifi, Saara. The Ending Fire. Del Rey: Ballantine. (The Ending Fire Trilogy, Bk. 3). Sept. 2024. 608p. ISBN 9780593357002. $30. FANTASY

Lawless, Shauna. The Land of the Living and the Dead. Head of Zeus. (Gael Song, Bk. 3). Sept. 2024. 560p. ISBN 9781803282725. $29.99. FANTASY

Mammay, Michael. Darkside. Harper Voyager. (Planetside, Bk. 4). Sept. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9780063320130. pap. $18.99. SF

McEwan, Stacey. Valley. Angry Robot. (The Glacian Trilogy, Bk. 3). Sept. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9781915202413. $27.99. FANTASY

Rambo, Cat. Rumor Has It. Tor. (The Disco Space Opera, Bk. 3). Sept. 2024. 256p. ISBN 9781250269393. $28.99. SF

Horror

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brom. Evil in Me. Tor Nightfire. Sept. 2024. 320p. ISBN 9781250622013. $31.99. HORROR

Ruby’s punk band has broken up, and she’s accidentally become possessed by the spirit of a demon. The only way to exorcize it is to have hundreds of people chant a spell, so she’s trying to get her band back together, hoping that a song will save her. Best-selling author and artist Brom’s (Slewfoot) latest receives a 150K-copy first printing.

Coile, Mason. William. Putnam. Sept. 2024. 224p. ISBN 9780593719602. $27. HORROR

Coile, pseudonym of the best-selling and award-winning Andrew Pyper (The Residence), writes a cyber-horror novel, with film rights already sold. Henry and his wife, Lily, live in a new smart-home, where Henry spends most of his time working on his AI robot, but they soon find that the house’s security upgrades seem to be locking the danger in rather than keeping it out.

Compton, Johnny. Devils Kill Devils. Tor Nightfire. Sept. 2024. 288p. ISBN 9781250841681. $28.99. HORROR

Compton’s (The Spite House) latest features angels, devils, and vampires. Sarita believes that she has had a guardian angel, Angelo, her entire life, but then Angelo murders someone she loves. As Sarita begins to realize what’s been lurking in the shadows, she’ll have to face off against the hordes of hell. With a 125K-copy first printing.

Enriquez, Mariana. A Sunny Place for Shady People: Stories. Hogarth. Sept. 2024. 256p. tr. from Spanish by Megan McDowell. ISBN 9780593733257. $28. HORROR

Enriquez, whose story collection The Dangers of Smoking in Bed was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize, offers a new 12-story collection of literary horror. The tales feature ordinary people who encounter the surreal and supernatural, from ghosts to birds that used to be women.

Gilmore, Olesya Salnikova. The Haunting of Moscow House. Berkley. Sept. 2024. 432p. ISBN 9780593547007. $29. HORROR

Following her LJ Best Booked fantasy The Witch and the Tsar, Gilmore writes a gothic horror set in the early 20th century in post-revolutionary Russia. Bolshevik officials have taken over Irina and Lili’s family home, a decaying mansion in Moscow—and the spirits of their deceased family members have awakened, wanting to share what really happened to them.

Harrison, Rachel. So Thirsty. Berkley. Sept. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9780593642542. $29. HORROR

Best-selling Harrison (Black Sheep) is back with a vampire tale. Sloane is dreading her birthday and feeling indifferent about her life but goes on a surprise birthday weekend getaway with her best friend, Naomi, expecting wine tastings and relaxation. Instead, Naomi plans a wild night out with some mysterious strangers, which takes a horrifying turn with eternal consequences.

Knutsdottir, Hildur. The Night Guest. Tor Nightfire. Sept. 2024. 208p. tr. from Icelandic by Mary Robinette Kowal. ISBN 9781250322043. $19.99. HORROR

In Reykjavík, Iðunn is suffering from constant fatigue, but doctors can’t find anything wrong with her. One night she falls asleep with her step-counting watch on, and in the morning sees that she somehow walked 40,000 steps. What is happening when she is asleep? Icelandic author Knútsdóttir’s English-language debut receives a 100K-copy first printing.

McGill-Vargas, Michelle. American Ghoul. Blackstone. Sept. 2024. 350p. ISBN 9798212224567. $26.99. HORROR

McGill-Vargas debuts with a historical vampire story. In post–Civil War Georgia, Lavinia, recently freed from enslavement, meets Simone, a vampire. The two become friends and decide to head north, but people in the small Indiana town where they’ve settled become suspicious when dead bodies start to appear.

Rivera, Lilliam. Tiny Threads. Del Rey: Ballantine. Sept. 2024. 256p. ISBN 9780593600474. $28. HORROR

Award-winning MG and YA author Rivera (Barely Floating) makes her adult debut. Samara has moved to California to take her dream job working for famous fashion designer Antonio Mota. Then she starts hearing voices and seeing strange things and discovers that the town and Mota’s house might be hiding some horrific secrets beneath the glamour.

Rosson, Keith. The Devil by Name. Random. (Fever House Duology, Bk. 2). Sept. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9780593595787. $30. HORROR

Rosson returns with the sequel to Fever House. Five years later, humans who have become the “fevered” (violent zombielike creatures) overrun the world. Meanwhile, the lives of Detective Bonner, a mourning woman, and a teenage girl with a powerful gift intertwine as they search for a way to save humanity.

Tirado, Vincent. We Came To Welcome You: A Novel of Suburban Horror. Morrow. Sept. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9780063383180. $30. HORROR

YA author Tirado, Pura Belpré winner for Burn Down, Rise Up, makes their adult debut. Sol and her wife Alice have just bought a house in a gated community. Alice embraces their new home, while Sol is unnerved by the neighbors and the sudden strange occurrences. Assimilating into the neighborhood may be a matter of life or death.

Walters, Jacquie. Dearest. Mulholland. Sept. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9780316580298. $29. HORROR

Emmy-nominated writer Walters, who is currently adapting Melissa de la Cruz’s “Blue Bloods” series for TV, makes her fiction debut. New mom Flora is navigating motherhood on her own while her husband is deployed. Her sleepless nights in their lonely home begin to blur her reality. Then her estranged mother arrives to help, and stranger and scarier events occur.

White, Kiersten. Lucy Undying: A Dracula Novel. Del Rey: Ballantine. Sept. 2024. 480p. ISBN 9780593724408. $28.99. HORROR

In best-selling and Stoker Award–winning White’s (Mister Magic) latest, vampire Lucy was one of Dracula’s first victims, and she’s spent her immortal life trying to escape him. In 21st-century London, Lucy meets Iris and falls in love, but they both have pasts from which they need to break free.

Nonfiction

History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carr, Jack & Scott, James. Targeted: Beirut: The 1983 Marine Barracks Bombing and the Untold Origin Story of the War on Terror. Atria/Emily Bestler. Sept. 2024. 432p. ISBN 9781668024355. $29.99. HIST

Best-selling thriller author and former Navy SEAL Carr (The Terminal List) starts a nonfiction series about terrorist attacks, beginning with the 1983 U.S. Marine barracks bombing in Beirut, in which 241 American servicemen were killed. He joins forces with historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist James M. Scott (Black Snow) to detail what happened.

Dalrymple, William. The Golden Road: How Ancient India Transformed the World. Bloomsbury. Sept. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9781639734146. $32.99. HIST

Award-winning Delhi-based Scottish historian Dalrymple (The Anarchy) returns with a cultural, religious, and intellectual history of India. In what amounts to a travelogue as well, he takes readers to the monasteries where Buddhism took hold, traces trade routes, and explores the innovations in math, art, science, and more that shaped civilization. With a 175K-copy first printing.

Graham, Elyse. Book and Dagger: How Scholars and Librarians Became the Unlikely Spies of World War II. Ecco: HarperCollins. Sept. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9780063280847. $35. HIST

Written like a spy thriller, this work by historian Graham (SUNY Stony Brook; You Talkin’ to Me?) details how the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, a precursor to the CIA, recruited academics as spies at the start of WWII. Librarians, humanities professors, and more were trained in tradecraft and undertook missions that helped defeat the Nazis. With a 150K-copy first printing.

Harari, Yuval Noah. Nexus: A Brief History of Information Networks from the Stone Age to AI. Random. Sept. 2024. 496p. ISBN 9780593734223. $35. HIST

Best-selling historian Harari (Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem; Sapiens) considers how information has shaped the world. He considers witch hunts, Stalinism, Nazism, and populism as he looks at how the powerful have wielded information to get what they want. But he also offers hope for better uses of data.

Macintyre, Ben. The Siege: A Six-Day Hostage Crisis and the Daring Special-Forces Operation That Shocked the World. Crown. Sept. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9780593728093. $30. HIST

Macintyre (Operation Mincemeat), who often hits the best-seller lists with his true-life espionage thrillers, considers the 1980 siege on the Iranian Embassy in London, where 26 hostages were taken and, over the course of six days, negotiators navigated demands and politics and British special forces planned a rescue.

Milton, Giles. The Stalin Affair: The Impossible Alliance That Won the War. Holt. Sept. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9781250247582. $29.99. HIST

With his past hit Nathaniel’s Nutmeg headed to the screen, Milton offers a history of the Harriman Mission, the WWII effort to manage Stalin into a deal with the Allies to stand against Hitler. Based on new research and material, Milton details how Averell Harriman, Winston Churchill, and others navigated the mercurial bargain.

Nagle, Rebecca. By the Fire We Carry: The Generations-Long Fight for Justice on Native Land. Harper. Sept. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9780063112049. $32. HIST

Nagle, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and creator of the podcast This Land, blends history and modern reporting to investigate the forced removal of Indigenous people onto treaty lands in the United States. She also recounts the 2020 Supreme Court ruling that returned the largest acreage of tribal land in U.S. history. With a 100K-copy first printing.

O’Reilly, Bill & Dugard, Martin. Confronting the Presidents: No Spin Assessments from Washington to Biden. St. Martin’s. Sept. 2024. 464p. ISBN 9781250346414. $35. HIST

Discussing a range of presidents, O’Reilly and Dugard present portraits of the men, detailing what they think are the highs and lows, legacies, and backstories that matter. With a 750K-copy first printing.

Rubenstein, David M. The Highest Calling: Conversations on the American Presidency. S. & S. Sept. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9781668067628. $30. HIST

Rubenstein, best-selling author and host of PBS’s History with David Rubenstein, considers the U.S. presidency through interviews with officeholders and historians. By talking with most of the living presidents, and scholars such as Jon Meacham and Annette Gordon-Reed, he considers how these men have defined the nation.

Yaron, Lee. 10/7: 100 Human Stories. St. Martin’s. Sept. 2024. 288p. ISBN 9781250366283. $30. HIST

A journalist with the newspaper Haaretz writes about the October 2023 Hamas terrorist attack on Israel through the stories of 100 individuals. Based on interviews with survivors, first responders, and others from Israel and beyond, she offers a full account of the tragedy while also highlighting the consequences of the Netanyahu era.

Biography & Memoir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aduba, Uzo. The Road Is Good: How A Mother’s Strength Became A Daughter’s Purpose. Viking. Sept. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9780593299128. $29. MEMOIR

Nigerian American Aduba, who won two Emmy Awards for her role on Orange Is the New Black, writes about her life growing up in one of the few Black families in a Massachusetts suburb and shares family stories and guiding lessons. With a 100K-copy first printing.

Bishop, Kelly. The Third Gilmore Girl. Gallery. Sept. 2024. 288p. ISBN 9781668023778. $28.99. MEMOIR

Tony and Emmy Award-winning Bishop, who has spent six decades on Broadway and in Hollywood, starring in AChorus Line, Dirty Dancing, and Gilmore Girls, writes a memoir about her career, sharing stories about her coming-of-age, losses and heartbreaks, key roles, and triumphs.

Boss, Allison Holker. This Far: My Story of Love, Loss, and Embracing the Light. Harper Select. Sept. 2024. 256p. ISBN 9781400248940. $29.99. MEMOIR

Boss, a reality TV host and dancer, writes about the suicide of her husband, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, the former cohost of Ellen. She writes about his life and the way she focused on hope and family during the sharpest period of her grief. NOTE: The publication date has been updated to Feb. 4, 2025.

Chung, Connie. Connie: A Memoir. Grand Central. Sept. 2024. 416p. ISBN 9781538766989. $32.50. MEMOIR

Chung, a groundbreaking broadcast journalist, offers a behind-the-scenes account of her life in news—she was the first woman to co-anchor CBS Evening News and the first Asian journalist to anchor a U.S. news program. She details her professional and private life, writing about moving up through the newsroom, reporting big stories, and facing sexism.

Coe, Tyler Mahan. Cocaine and Rhinestones: A History of George Jones and Tammy Wynette. S. & S. Sept. 2024. 528p. ISBN 9781668015186. $35. BIOG

Coe (host, writer, and producer of the buzzy podcast Cocaine & Rhinestones) writes about the careers, music, and marriage of George Jones and Tammy Wynette. The book is illustrated by Emmy-winning artist and producer Wayne White.

Hoppe, Jessica. First in the Family: A Story of Survival, Recovery, and the American Dream. Flatiron. Sept. 2024. 272p. ISBN 9781250865229. $29.99. MEMOIR

Hoppe centers her debut on the first year of the COVID pandemic, when drug overdoses spiked, leading to many deaths, including that of the author’s cousin. A Honduran Ecuadorian writer and creator of @NuevaYorka, Hoppe takes readers into her investigation of recovery programs and how they center whiteness, her own family’s history, addiction, stigma, and more. With a 250K-copy first printing.

Jackson, Ketanji Brown. Lovely One: A Memoir. Random. Sept. 2024. 416p. ISBN 9780593729908. $35. MEMOIR

Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson writes about her life, following her family’s experience with segregation through her history-making appointment to the court. Along the way, she details her hopes and dreams as a child, her upbringing, her education, and her experiences in the legal profession.

John, Elton. Farewell Yellow Brick Road: Memories of My Life on Tour. Hyperion Avenue. Sept. 2024. 256p. ISBN 9781368099165. $55. MEMOIR

A celebration and record of John’s farewell tour, this richly illustrated work details a vast array of concerts and performances that span the globe. It includes lavish behind-the-scenes details of sold-out stadiums, set designs, costumes, and more, plus reflections by Elton on his music and life.

Maxwell, Abi. One Day I’ll Grow Up and Be a Beautiful Woman: A Mother’s Story. Knopf. Sept. 2024. 320p. ISBN 9780593535844. $28. MEMOIR

Novelist and high school librarian Maxwell (Lake People) writes a memoir about her family’s life in rural New Hampshire after her child changes her name and announces she is a girl. Maxwell weaves her own childhood and that of her daughter’s with the national push by right-wing politicians to punish trans kids.

Radclyffe, Oliver. Frighten the Horses: A Memoir. Roxane Gay: Grove Atlantic. Sept. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9780802163158. $28. MEMOIR

Radclyffe’s memoir is a trans man’s coming-of-age story that details his childhood, the expectations his family had of him, the moments he realized he did not want the path laid out for him, and his journey toward a truer life.

Roberts, Eric. Runaway Train: or, The Story of My Life So Far. St. Martin’s. Sept. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9781250275325. $30. MEMOIR

Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Roberts (brother of Julia, father of Emma) writes about his Hollywood career, his upbringing in Georgia, his grifter of a father, and his big break. He also writes about addiction and his relationships with his family. Written with Sam Kashner; expect a 100K-copy first printing.

Schembari, Marian. A Little Less Broken: How an Autism Diagnosis Finally Made Me Whole. Flatiron. Sept. 2024. 272p. ISBN 9781250895752. $28.99. MEMOIR

Schembari writes about her life-changing autism diagnosis at 34 years of age. She recounts all the other diagnoses she had been given through her life—including Tourette’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder—and the years she spent shutting down and wondering what was going on. With a 100K-copy first printing.

Stallworth, Ron. The Gangs of Zion: A Black Cop’s Crusade in Mormon Country. Legacy Lit. Sept. 2024. 208p. ISBN 9781538765944. $30. MEMOIR

Stallworth, the first Black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department and the author of Black Klansman (which was adapted into a movie by Spike Lee and Jordan Peele), writes about his service in Salt Lake City, UT as an undercover police officer. There he finds the white police force unwilling to admit that Bloods and Crips gang members are moving in. With a 75K-copy first printing.

Wiley, Maya. Remember, You Are a Wiley: A Memoir. Grand Central. Sept. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9781538739938. $32. MEMOIR

Wiley, the Joseph L. Rash Jr. Chair of Civil & Human Rights at the University of the District of Columbia School of Law, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and a former legal analyst on MSNBC, writes a politically charged memoir about civil rights, her childhood, and her parents.

Wullschläger, Jackie. Monet: The Restless Vision. Knopf. Sept. 2024. 576p. ISBN 9781101875377. $45. BIOG

Wullschläger, chief art critic at the Financial Times and prize-winning author of Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller and Chagall: Life and Exile, returns to art biographies with this in-depth consideration of Monet, one of the most influential painters of the 19th century and founder of the impressionist movement.

Nature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boyd, Diane K. A Woman Among Wolves: My Journey Through Forty Years of Wolf Recovery. Greystone. Sept. 2024. 264p. ISBN 9781778401138. $27.95. NATURE

Known as the “Jane Goodall of wolves,” wildlife biologist Boyd debuts with a memoir about her 40 years studying wolves in the wild. When she began in the 1970s, she was the only woman biologist in the U.S. observing wolves in their habitat and living in an isolated cabin without electricity.

Giaimo, Cara & Joshua Foer. Atlas Obscura: Wild Life; An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Living Wonders. Workman. Sept. 2024. 464p. ISBN 9781523514410. $40. TRAV

Following Atlas Obscura and Gastro Obscura comes this photo-filled work focused on natural wonders. Designed as a field guide and browsing inspiration, this mix of biology, zoology, and travel guide offers entries on over 500 animals, plants, and natural phenomena. From pink dolphins to glacier mice to singing sand dunes. With a 200K-copy first printing.

Godfrey-Smith, Peter. Living on Earth: Forests, Corals, Consciousness, and the Making of the World. Farrar. Sept. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9780374189938. $29. SCI

The best-selling author of Other Minds considers life on this planet, including human life and how biology, history, communication, consciousness, emotion, philosophy, and more come together to offer both a portrait of life and hope for the future.

Grange, Kevin. Grizzly Confidential: An Astounding Journey into the Secret Life of North America’s Most Fearsome Predator. Harper Horizon. Sept. 2024. 272p. ISBN 9781400338252. $29.99. NATURE

Grange, a firefighter/paramedic in Jackson Hole, WY, and the award-winning author of Wild Rescues, returns with this tour of brown bears—a mix of science, travel, conservation, and natural history. Along the way, Grange travels from the Bear Center in Washington, to illegal markets selling bear bile, to a place in Alaska where humans and bears coexist peacefully.

Henion, Leigh Ann. Night Magic: Adventures Among Glowworms, Moon Gardens, and Other Marvels of the Dark. Algonquin. Sept. 2024. 288p. ISBN 9781643753362. $30. NATURE

Best-selling Henion (Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer’s Search for Wonder in the Natural World) focuses on the marvels of nature at night—huge moths, flowers that only bloom as light fades away, and animals and plants with bioluminescence—as she takes readers into the dark, interviewing biologists, naturalists, and more.

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