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Buzz Books Spring/Summer Preview: Commercial Fiction


By Erin Somers

With Winter Institute starting today in Albuquerque, we continue to present extracts from our big Buzz Books 2019 Spring/Summer overview, today highlighting commercial fiction. The new edition of Buzz Books includes work from Liv Constantine, Sarah Blake, and Cecelia Ahern, while the full spring/summer season as previewed below also includes releases from such authors as Jennifer Weiner, Jo Nesbo, Anthony Horowitz, and Kristan Higgins.

Download the “trade edition” from NetGalley or Edelweiss, or find the consumer editions from Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple’s iBooksGoogle Play, and Kobo, among other online retailers. (Also all linked at our main Buzz Books website.) We also remind you that a number of Buzz Books authors will be attending WI, including Sarah Blake, Lori Gottlieb, Karl Marlantes, Meredith May, Kim Michele Richardson, Dominic Smith, Ocean Vuong, Annie Ward, Kosoko Jackson, and Crystal Smith.

Here is our full list of commercial fiction titles for the fall and winter season, alphabetically by author. Titles excerpted in Buzz Books are noted with an asterisk. (Please remember: Because we prepared this preview many months in advance, titles, content, and publication dates are all subject to change.)

Cecelia Ahern, Roar (Grand Central, 4/16)*
Mary Kay Andrews, Sunset Beach (St. Martin’s, 5/7)
V.C. Andrews, Beneath the Attic (Gallery, 8/27)
Daniel Sánchez Arévalo, Alice’s Island (Atria, 4/16)
Chandler Baker, Whisper Network (Flatiron, 7/2)
Jo Baker, The Body Lies (Knopf, 6/18)
David Baldacci, New Memory Man Thriller (Grand Central, 4/16)
Lisa Barr, The Unbreakables (Harper Perennial, 6/4)
Erica Bauermeister, The Scent Keeper (St. Martin’s, 5/21)
Louis Begley, Killer’s Choice (Nan A. Talese, 8/13)
Matthew Betley, Rules of War (Atria/Emily Bestler, 7/2)
Sara Blaedel, Her Father’s Secret (Grand Central, 3/5)
Sarah Blake, The Guest Book (Flatiron, 5/7)*
Barbara Bourland, Fake Like Me (Grand Central, 6/18)
James Brabazon, All Fall Down (Berkley, 8/20)
Jamie Brenner, Drawing Home (Little, Brown, 5/7)
Sandra Brown, Sandra Brown 2019 (Grand Central, 8/13)
Carla Buckley, The Liar’s Child (Ballantine, 3/12)
Alafair Burke, The Better Sister (Harper, 4/16)
Halle Butler, The New Me (Penguin Books, 3/5)*
Jack Carr, True Believer (Atria, 4/2)
Steve Cavanagh, Thirteen (Flatiron, 8/13)
Jill Ciment, The Body in Question (Pantheon, 6/11)
Martin Clark, The Substitution Order (Knopf, 7/9)
Harlan Coben, Run Away (Grand Central, 3/19)
Tish Cohen, The Summer We Lost Her (Gallery/Scout Press, 6/4)
Courtney Cole, Mine (Gallery, 5/28)
Liv Constantine, The Last Time I Saw You (Harper, 5/7)*
Armando Lucas Correa, The Daughter’s Tale (Atria, 5/7)
Robert Crais, A Dangerous Man (G.P. Putnams Sons, 6/18)
Melissa de la Cruz, The Birthday Girl (Dutton, 8/6) – From the author of the Alex & Eliza Trilogy.
Catherine Coulter, Labyrinth (Gallery, 7/23)
Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison, The Last Second (Gallery, 3/26)
Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell, Untitled Fargo Adventure #11 (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 5/28)
Fiona Davis, The Chelsea Girls (Dutton, 7/30) –New from the author of The Dollhouse and The Address.
Jeffery Deaver, The Never Game (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 5/14)
Lauren Denton, Glory Road (Thomas Nelson, 3/19)*
Paul Doiron, Almost Midnight (Minotaur, 7/2)
M.T. Edvardsson, A Nearly Normal Family (Celadon, 6/25)*
Stephanie Evanovich, Under the Table (William Morrow, 4/16)
Layne Fargo, Temper (Gallery/Scout Press, 7/2)
Joy Fielding, All the Wrong Places (Ballantine, 3/12)
Rebecca Fleet, The Second Wife (Pamela Dorman, 8/27)
C.A. Fletcher, A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World (Orbit, 4/23)
Karin Fossum, The Whisperer (HMH, 8/6)
Caz Frear, Stone Cold Heart (Harper, 7/2)
Sarah Gailey, Magic for Liars (Tor, 6/4)
Nina George, The Book of Dreams (Crown, 4/9)
Mario Giordano, Auntie Poldi and the Vineyards of Etna (HMH, 3/5)
Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, Double Exposure (Grand Central, 3/26)
Howard Michael Gould, Below the Line: A Charlie Waldo Novel (Dutton, 8/13)
Heather Graham, A Lethal Legacy (Mira, 3/12)
Tracey Garvis Graves, The Girl He Used to Know (St. Martin’s, 4/2)*
Jane Green, The Friends We Keep (Berkley, 6/4)
T. Greenwood, Keeping Lucy (St. Martin’s, 8/13)
Elly Griffiths, The Stone Circle (HMH, 5/7)
Gina Marie Guadagnino, The Parting Glass (Atria, 3/5)
Jasmine Guillory, The Wedding Party (Berkley, 7/16)
Duncan M. Hamilton, Dragonslayer (Tor, 7/2)
Nicola Harrison, Montauk (St. Martin’s, 6/4)
Kristan Higgins, Life and Other Inconveniences (Berkley, 8/6)
Madeleine Henry, Breathe In, Cash Out (Atria, 7/9)
Elin Hilderbrand, Summer of ’69 (Little, Brown, 6/18)
Anthony Horowitz, The Sentence Is Death (Harper, 6/4) – The second in his Daniel Hawthorne series.
Katherine Howe, The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs (Henry Holt, 6/25)
Kameron Hurley, The Light Brigade (Saga Press, 3/19)
Greg Iles, Cemetery Road (William Morrow, 3/5)
Balli Kaur Jaswal, The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters (William Morrow, 4/30)
Aaron Johnston and Orson Scott Card, The Hive (Tor, 6/11)
Ragnar Jonasson, The Island (Minotaur, 5/21)
Daniel Kalla, We All Fall Down (Simon & Schuster, 3/26)
Marjan Kamali, The Stationery Shop (Gallery, 6/18)
Lauren Kate, The Orphan’s Song (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 6/25)
Karen Kelly, Bethlehem (St. Martin’s, 7/9)
Martha Hall Kelly, Lost Roses (Ballantine, 4/9)
Reed King, FKA USA (Flatiron, 6/18)
Bonnie Kistler, House on Fire (Atria, 3/12)
Richard Kirshenbaum, Rouge (St. Martin’s, 6/25)
Dean Koontz, The Night Window: A Jane Hawk Novel (Bantam, 5/14)
Ellen LaCorte, The Perfect Fraud (Harper, 6/18)
Joe R. Lansdale, The Elephant of Surprise (Mullholland, 3/19)
Allie Larkin, Swimming for Sunlight (Atria, 4/23)
Mike Maden, Tom Clancy Enemy Contact (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 6/11)
Josh Malerman, Inspection (Del Rey, 4/23)
Tim Mason, The Darwin Affair (Algonquin, 6/11)
Adrian McKinty, The Chain (Mulholland, 7/9)
Jennifer McMahon, The Invited (Doubleday, 4/30)
Tom Miller, The Philosopher’s War (Simon & Schuster, 7/16)
Denise Mina, Conviction (Mulholland, 6/25)
Mary Alice Monroe, The Summer Guests (Gallery, 6/7)
Jaclyn Moriarty, Gravity Is the Thing (Harper, 7/23)
Kate Mosse, The Burning Chambers (Minotaur, 6/18)
Guillaume Musso, The Reunion (Little, Brown, 7/9)
Jo Nesbo, Knife: A New Harry Hole Novel (Knopf, 7/9)
Lisa A. Nichols, Vessel (Atria/ Emily Bestler/Alloy Entertainment, 5/21)
Daniel Nieh, Beijing Payback (Ecco, 7/23)
Julie Orringer, The Flight Portfolio (Knopf, 5/7)
Brian Panowich, Like Lions (Minotaur, 4/30)
Phaedra Patrick, The Library of Lost and Found (Park Row, 3/26)
James Patterson, The 13-Minute Murder (Grand Central, 4/16)
Chris Pavone, The Paris Diversion (Crown, 5/7)
Anne Perry, Triple Jeopardy: A Daniel Pitt Novel (Ballantine, 4/9)
Julia Phillips, Disappearing Earth (Knopf, 5/21)
Robert Pobi, City of Windows (Minotaur, 8/13)
Bryan Reardon, The Perfect Plan (Dutton, 6/18)
Katherine Reay, The Printed Letter Bookshop (Thomas Nelson, 3/19)*
Christopher Reich, Crown Jewel (Mulholland, 3/26)
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six (Ballantine, 3/5)
David Ricciardi, Rogue Strike (Berkley, 6/4)
Kim Michele Richardson, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (Sourcebooks, 5/7)*
Lucinda Riley, The Royal Secret (Atria, May 21, 2019)
Karen Robards, The Fifth Doctrine (Mira, 3/19)
Nora Roberts, Under Currents (St. Martin’s, 7/9)
Michael Robotham, Good Girl, Bad Girl (Scribner, 6/25)
Kaira Rouda, The Favorite Daughter (Graydon House, 5/21)
Michael Rutger, The Possession (Grand Central, 7/2)
Riley Sager, Lock Every Door (Dutton, 7/2)
Jonathan de Shalit, A Spy in Exile (Atria/Emily Bestler, 2/5)
Daniel Silva, Unti Silva Novel 2019, (Harper, 7/16)
Alexander McCall Smith, The Second-Worst Restaurant in France: A Paul Stuart Novel (Pantheon, 7/16)
J. Ryan Stradal, The Lager Queen of Minnesota (Pamela Dorman, 7/23)*
Peter Swanson, Before She Knew Him (William Morrow, 3/5)
Erika Swyler, Light from Other Stars (Bloomsbury USA, 5/7)
A. J. Tata and Nicholas Irving, Reaper: Threat Zero (St. Martin’s, 5/21)
Nancy Thayer, Surfside Sisters (Ballantine, 7/2)
Keith Thomas, Dahlia Black (Atria/Leopoldo & Co., 8/13)
Brad Thor, Untitled #20 (Atria, 6/11) – The next in the Scot Horvath series.
S.K. Vaughn, Across the Void (Atria, 7/2)
Fred Vargas, This Poison Will Remain (Penguin, 8/20)
Caroline Louise Walker, Man of the Year (Gallery, 6/25)
Martin Walker, The Body in the Castle Well: A Bruno, Chief of Police novel (Knopf, 6/4)
Wendy Walker, The Night Before (St. Martin’s, 5/14)
Jo Walton, Lent (Tor, 5/28)
Ruth Ware, The Turn of the Key (Gallery/Scout Press, 8/6)
Jennifer Weiner, Mrs. Everything (Atria, 6/25) – Weiner’s first book in four years.
Alison Weir, Anna of Kleve, The Princess in the Portrait (Ballantine, 5/14)
M. G. Wheaton, Emily Eternal (Grand Central, 4/23)
De’Shawn Charles Winslow, In West Mills (Bloomsbury, 6/4) 9
Jacqueline Winspear, The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Harper, 3/26)
Lolly Winston, Me for You (Atria, 3/12)
Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall, Skin Game (G.P. Putnam’s Son, 6/4)
Juli Zeh, Empty Hearts (Nan A. Talese, 8/20)

Source: Publishers Lunch

Posted in News & Other Writings on Jan 25, 2019