Eagerly Awaiting: Books to Preorder

The buzziest books of late summer and fall 2020! This list will be updated monthly to feature the most exciting upcoming titles. Books with upcoming August and September publications are on the list now. We'll add October soon!

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

If I Had Two Wings: Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781324005469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 4th, 2020

In the Valley: Stories and a Novella Based on SERENA Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385544290
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - August 4th, 2020

Join us for a virtual event with Ron Rash (in conversation with NC Bookwatch host D.G. Martin) on Thursday, August 20th. Details & Zoom registration available at flyleafbooks.com/inthevalley.


Luster: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374194321
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

Migrations: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250204028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - August 4th, 2020

The Disaster Tourist Cover Image
By Yun Ko-Eun, Lizzie Buehler (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640094161
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 4th, 2020

An unsettling, dystopian journey in a world where tourists' ever-increasing voyeuristic needs to witness "authentic" suffering require capitalistic interventions and the creation of unthinkable new disasters. --Elese


The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525541608
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - August 4th, 2020

Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250313225
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor.com - August 4th, 2020

Muir has crafted an expansive fever dream of science fiction. Exquisitely insane and instantly enthralling, HAROW THE NINTH is like nothing else you have read. Imagine, a gothic horror novel, a metaphysical treatise on death, an epic fantasy, and a space opera walk into a bar, have a bit too much wine, and end up with a love child raised exclusively on R-rated movies. Join the fight against undead interstellar monsters, indulge in queer space necromancy, and have a biscuit or two with God. Yes, it’s that bonkers, and the most fun I’ve had since reading Muir’s last novel. I loved every dad joke and skeleton-filled page. --Zach


The Book of Atlantis Black: The Search for a Sister Gone Missing Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781947793774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - August 4th, 2020

Guillotine: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450307
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - August 4th, 2020

Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062873040
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - August 4th, 2020

The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982103545
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - August 4th, 2020

When These Mountains Burn Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536888
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 18th, 2020

The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982107529
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Gallery/Jeter Publishing - August 18th, 2020

Show Them You're Good: A Portrait of Boys in the City of Angels the Year Before College Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982116330
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scribner - August 18th, 2020

The Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250156822
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Flatiron Books - August 18th, 2020

25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781324004851
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

Vesper Flights Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128812
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Grove Press - August 25th, 2020

Preorder for a signed copy!


His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope Cover Image
By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984855022
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House - August 25th, 2020

Squeeze Me: A novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781524733452
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - August 25th, 2020

Summer: A Novel (Seasonal Quartet) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101870792
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Pantheon - August 25th, 2020

The Last Great Road Bum: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374183424
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: MCD - August 25th, 2020

Tales from the Ant World Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631495564
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Liveright - August 25th, 2020

Aria: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781524749033
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Pantheon - August 25th, 2020

Sisters: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593188958
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - August 25th, 2020

Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658184
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

All the Devils Are Here: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #16) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250145239
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Minotaur Books - September 1st, 2020

The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781609455910
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Europa Editions - September 1st, 2020

Intrigue and contrast dominate Giovanna's existence. Readers are pulled along her journey and it's an entirely delightful and thoughtful experience. Enjoy! -- Jamie


A Girl is A Body of Water Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781951142049
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tin House Books - September 1st, 2020

Daddy: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812998641
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House - September 1st, 2020

Red Pill: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780451493712
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

His Only Wife Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616209155
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Algonquin Books - September 1st, 2020

I loved this book! Afi and her mother have had to rely on the goodwill of family to get by after the untimely death of her father. All of this changes when she accepts a proposal to marry a man she doesn’t know, the extremely wealthy and handsome Elikem, who doesn’t even attend their wedding. Afi soon finds herself in a fancy Accra apartment ready to begin her marriage and fulfill her in-law’s wishes that she turn Elikem’s attention away from the girlfriend they all despise. Before too long, Afi does find herself in love - but is it with the Eli or with Accra, the city where her dreams have begun to blossom? A sparkling debut. --Elese


Having and Being Had Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525537458
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 1st, 2020

Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250155931
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 1st, 2020

The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501177828
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 1st, 2020

The 2084 Report: An Oral History of the Great Warming Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982150211
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria Books - September 1st, 2020

Larry Miller Time: The Story of the Lost Legend Who Sparked the Tar Heel Dynasty Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781098304621
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: BookBaby - September 7th, 2020

What Are You Going Through: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593191415
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2020

Just Us: An American Conversation Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781644450215
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020

Preorder for a signed copy!


Anxious People: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501160837
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria Books - September 8th, 2020

Be Holding: A Poem (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780822966234
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - September 8th, 2020

One by One Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781501188817
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - September 8th, 2020

A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984825780
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Crown - September 8th, 2020

Dear Ann: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062986658
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - September 8th, 2020

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781571313652
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020

Even as We Breathe Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781950564064
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Fireside Industries - September 8th, 2020

Monogamy: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062969651
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - September 8th, 2020

Preorder for a signed copy!


Bestiary: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593132586
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: One World - September 29th, 2020

Piranesi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635575637
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 15th, 2020

Preorder for a signed copy!


If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631496103
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Liveright - September 15th, 2020

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250762849
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tor Books - September 15th, 2020

Homeland Elegies: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316496421
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 15th, 2020

These Violent Delights: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062963635
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - September 15th, 2020

In "These Violent Delights," Paul and Julian walk a constant tightrope of love and obsession, of admiration and addiction, from the moment they first meet. But this is not a story of romance. What follows is a intricately calculated deep dive into the psyches of two teenage boys and the extent to which they are willing to stretch themselves for the pleasure of the other. With a poetic prose that simultaneously brings a tear to the eye and sends a shiver down the spine, Micah Nemerever has crafted a masterful debut novel that will crawl under your skin, inch its way through your bloodstream, and settle, almost too comfortably, in your soul. --Gage


The Evening and the Morning (Kingsbridge #4) Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9780525954989
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking - September 15th, 2020

Agent Sonya: Moscow's Most Daring Wartime Spy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593136300
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Crown - September 15th, 2020

Fragile Democracy: The Struggle Over Race and Voting Rights in North Carolina Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781469661391
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: University of North Carolina Press - September 21st, 2020

Phallacy: Life Lessons from the Animal Penis Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593087176
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Avery - September 22nd, 2020

Solutions and Other Problems Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982156947
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

Dancing with the Octopus: A Memoir of a Crime Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635576122
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 22nd, 2020

Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525543039
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Avery - September 22nd, 2020

How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons): Poetry Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062993083
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - September 22nd, 2020

Whale Day: And Other Poems Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399589751
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House - September 29th, 2020

Jack: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374279301
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 29th, 2020

Preorder for a signed copy!


An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525656012
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - September 29th, 2020

A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance #1) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593128480
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Del Rey - September 29th, 2020

Battle Ground (Dresden Files #17) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593199305
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ace - September 29th, 2020

The Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
By Jo Nesbo, Robert Ferguson (Translated by)
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525655411
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - September 29th, 2020

Just Like You: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593191385
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 29th, 2020