Ready, Set, Hold!

Here is a list of exciting books to be released in November and December that you can put a hold on RIGHT NOW!

Nine Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriarty (Nov. 6)

Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be. It’s not long before every guest is asking themselves if they should immerse themselves in the resort, or run while they still can.

Becoming, Michelle Obama (Nov 13)

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment,

Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. She helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world. Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

A Ladder to the Sky, John Boyne (Nov 13)

Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for success. Working as a waiter, Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann. He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful older man, teasing out of him a terrible, long-held secret; perfect material for Maurice’s first novel. Moving from the Amalfi Coast to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall…

Fire and Blood, George RR Martin (Nov 20)

Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire and Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryen’s who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart. What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why did it become so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What is the origin of Daenerys’s three dragon eggs? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle.

Once Upon a River, Diane Setterfield (Dec. 4)

On a dark, misty night locals gather at the Swan Inn to cap their day with drinks and lore. A mysterious man bursts in, bloodied and carrying an unconscious four-year-old girl. But before he can explain their story, he collapses. Upriver, two families are searching desperately for their missing daughters. Each wonders if their child has at last been found. But identifying the child may not be easy.

 

Hearts of the Missing,Carol Potenza (Dec 4)

When a young woman from the Fire-Sky tribe commits suicide, Pueblo Police Sergeant Nicky Matthews is assigned to the case. She uncovers a threat that strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a Fire-Sky Native: victims chosen and murdered because of their genetic makeup. In a vengeful twist, the killer ensures the spirits of those targeted will wander forever. When those closest to Nicky are put in jeopardy, she must sacrifice everything to save the people she is sworn to protect.

Watching You,Lisa Jewell (Dec 26)

Tom Fitzwilliam, the new headmaster who saved the local school, is beloved by everyone. But it seems that Tom isn’t without his enemies, for only a year after his arrival in Melville, Tom is found dead. Joey Mullen, recently returned to Melville, cannot get Tom off her mind. Across town, 16-year-old Jenna Tripp lives with her delusional mother, Frankie. Not to mention that something seems to be going on between the headmaster and Jenna’s friend Bess, and his weird son keeps spying on them. Now that Tom’s dead, the entire town is consumed by the questions: What was Tom hiding? And who would want him dead?

The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding,Jennifer Robson (Dec 31)

London, 1947: Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin are embroiderers. Together they forge an unlikely friendship when they are chosen to take part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown. Toronto, 2016: Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of how her beloved Nan came to possess the priceless embroideries that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II?