FRESH OFF THE PRESS: October 2018

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Not only is it the season for premiering television series, it is similarly the time for noteworthy book releases. This list is off the charts, filled with soon-to-be international bestsellers.

Embrace the sweater-weather, pour yourself a steamy beverage, and pick a book – any book. You simply cannot go wrong with this list.


Spark of Light

A Spark of Light

by Jodi Picoult
October 2, 2018
Ballantine Books
Contemporary Fiction

There is a hostage situation at a women’s reproductive health clinic in Mississippi. Hugh McElroy, the police officer negotiating with the gunman, realizes that his sister and daughter are inside the clinic among other patients and nurses. In the few hours that they all spend together at gunpoint, the hostages bond and reflect upon their lives. How did they get here?

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Bridge of Clay

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by Markus Zusak
October 9, 2018
Doubleday
YA Fiction

From the bestselling author of The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger is a tale about five brothers and their journey to adulthood. Clay Dunbar and his brothers discover a secret about their missing father and with each chapter we find out more… and how far Clay is willing to go to build a bridge for his family, a bridge between the past and the present.

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Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life

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by Gisele Bündchen
October 2, 2018
Avery
Autobiography

From growing up and sharing a bedroom with five sisters in Brazil to the runway of Alexander McQueen, Victoria’s Secret, and Valentino, Bündchen has had quite the interesting journey. Lessons gives readers and fans insight into her private, meaningful life.

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The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

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by Mackenzi Lee
October 2, 2018
Katherine Tegen Books
YA Historical Fiction

If you have read The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, then you know Felicity Montague. She is smart, resourceful, and usually has her nose in a book. After spending a year long, action-packed tour of Europe with her brother, she has returned to England with her own story. Felicity has two goals: avoid the marriage proposal of Callum Doyle and to go to medical school. And that is just the start to the Montague’s next riveting adventure.

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Winter in Paradise

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by Elin Hilderbrand
October 9, 2018
Little, Brown and Company
Women’s Fiction

Let us travel to the white beaches and turquoise waters of the Caribbean island St. John. In this first book of Hilderbrand’s new winter trilogy, Irene Steele lives in idyllic life – until a single phone call destroys it all. Her husband has been found dead on St. John, far away from their quaint suburb. Irene flies to St. John to find out what her husband was doing there and the details behind his mysterious death.

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The Witch Elm

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by Tana French
October 9, 2018
Viking
Crime/Mystery

Tana French is a masterful crime writer. Her mysteries are detailed, thorough, and memorable – according to The New Yorker, French “inspires cultic devotion in readers”. Exploring identity, growth, and what happens when life’s unknowns knock you down, The Witch Elm is the first book after the completion of the best selling Dublin Murder Squad series and does not disappoint.

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Unsheltered

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by Barbara Kingslover
October 16, 2018
Harper
Historical Fiction

Willa Knox is a mother, a wife, and proud of the life she built. But when she takes a look around at the unpaid bills, her dilapidated home, and the crushed careers of her and her husband, she doesn’t feel a sense of purpose like she used to. She could do more, she has to do more. Award-winning and bestselling author of Flight Behavior and The Poisonwood Bible, Kingsolver brings readers a story with themes of resiliency, past and present, and today’s political climate.

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The Clockmaker’s Daughter

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by Kate Morton
October 9, 2018
Atria Books
Historical Fiction

Elodie Winslow is an archivist. She discovers an old satchel containing a sepia photograph with a photo of two women in Victorian clothing as well as a sketch of a house on river. She stops dead in her tracks. Why do these women from over a hundred and fifty years ago look so familiar? And she definitely knows that house from somewhere. Flipping through time and told from multiple voices is a mysterious story about love, loss, murder, and the clockmaker’s daughter – who has connected all of the details.

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The Reluctant Healer

The Reluctant Healer

by Andrew Himmel
October 8, 2018
Greenleaf Book Press
Fiction

Will Alexander is a young attorney living in New York City. His beliefs are based off science, reason, and evidence. Then he meets Erica, a beautiful and intense energy healer who he is inexplicably drawn to. Will is introduced to the metaphysical world and, although enraptured by Erica, is troubled by her unconventional doctrine. Amidst falling in love, he encounters the idea that he may possess spiritual abilities.
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Every Breath

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 by Nicholas Sparks
October 16, 2018
Grand Central Publishing
Romance

Hope Anderson is thirty-six years old. Her father was recently diagnosed with ALS so she travels to her family’s North Carolina cottage to prepare it to be sold. Tru Walls received a letter in the mail from a man claiming to be his father so he travels to North Caroline to meet him. Every Breath is the story about “a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals – transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate” (Goodreads).

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