With or Without You (Feb., $14.95) by Lauren Sanders. Lillian sits in her jail cell pondering why she murdered soap opera star Brooke Harrison. Author tour.
Why Dogs Chase Cars (Sept., $12.95) by George Singleton contains 11 raucous stories set in the fictional town of Forty-five, S.C. A Shannon Ravenel book. 8-city author tour.
In the Paint (Feb., $13.95) by Philana Marie Boles. Love, art and basketball bestir present-day Detroit.
AVE MARIA/FOREST OF PEACE
Passionate Troubadour: A Medieval Novel About Francis of Assisi (Oct., $19.95) by Edward Hays depicts Francis as a hopeless romantic drawn by grace toward his destiny.
Claire Voyant (Nov., $12.95) by Saralee Rosenberg. A young L.A. actress wonders why success has passed her by. 75,000 first printing.
A Whiff of Scandal (Dec., $12.95) by Carole Matthews is for anyone who has ever fallen for the wrong man. 100,000 first printing.
Every Boy's Got One (Jan., $12.95) by Meg Cabot. A wild wedding-day trip careens from New York City to the Italian Riviera. 100,000 first printing.
Dark Horse Anthology (Feb., $16.95) by Harvey Pekar. Classic works by the author of American Splendor are illustrated by R. Crumb and others.
BALLANTINE READER'S CIRCLE
Serving Crazy with Curry (Nov., $12.95) by Amulya Malladi follows a woman's struggle for acceptance by her traditional Indian family.
The Apostles (Oct., $12.95) by Y. Blak Moore. A mysterious murder starts a bloody gang war in Chicago.
True Love (And Other Lies) (Sept., $12) by Whitney Gaskell. An Amazon-sized woman questions why the sexy man sitting next to her on a plane asks her out. Ad/promo.
Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn (Jan., $TBA) by Kris Radish. After Meg finds her husband in bed with another woman, she decides to create a new life for herself. Ad/promo.
Wild Things (Oct., $12.95) by Karin Kallmaker. Two women, an attorney and a professor, are bound by a dangerous passion.
To Have and to Hold (Nov., $12.95) by Peggy J. Herring. A single mom breaks through the wall around beautiful Dorian's heart.
Sacred Stone (Oct., $15) by Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo is the latest entry in the Oregon Files series.
The Red Shoe Diaries: Strip Poker (Jan., $TBA) by Elise D'Haene and Stacy Donovan is an erotic fictional companion to the popular cable show.
Taking Liberties (Oct., $14) by Diana Norman. In the early days of the American Revolution, two women search for their missing loved ones.
Ordinary Springs (Jan., $TBA) by Lenore Hart. After a long, hard life, Dory returns to Ordinary Springs, Fla.
Reborn (Oct., $15) by Nea Anna Simone picks up five years after the events in Reaching Back.
BLACK CAT PRESS
Fortune's Bastard (Sept., $13) by Robert Chalmers. An orderly life falls apart in humorous ways before it can be made whole. 25,000 first printing.
Just a Hint—Clint (Oct., $14) by Lori Foster. A mercenary is done in by the pretty heiress he rescues from kidnappers.
The Bane Affair (Oct., $14) by Alison Kent. Five spies do excellent work in the field and in bed.
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
Living with Fred (Jan., $12.99) by Brad Whittington is a coming-of-age/coming-to-faith story about a Baptist preacher's kid growing up in Fred, Tex.
Accident of Birth (Nov., $12.95) by Heather Neff. An African-American woman faces a dilemma when her first husband is put on trial for crimes against humanity.
Queen Cocaine (Feb., $12.95) by Nuria Amat. A young Catalan woman embarks on an adventure in the jungles of Colombia. Advertising. Author tour.
Small Change: The Secret Life of Penny Burford (Sept., $12.95) by J. Belinda Yandell. An ordinary housewife leaves an extraordinary legacy.
The Savior (Oct., $15) by Faye Snowden. Having escaped the ghetto, Dr. Hamilton is drawn back after the assumed drug death of her mother.
Betrayal of the Trust (Nov., $15) by Leslie Esdaile. Laura plots to destroy the powerful dynasty responsible for her father's death.
DALKEY ARCHIVE PRESS
America's Magic Mountain (Nov., $13.95) by Curtis White is a contemporary version of the Thomas Mann masterwork, The Magic Mountain.
DEL REY MANGA
Othello, Vol. 1 (Oct., $10.95) by Satomi Ikezawa. Yaya is teased by her classmates until she develops a tough new personality.
The Wallflower: Yamato Nakeshiko, Vol. 1 (Oct., $10.95) by Tomoko Hayakawa. Four boys accept a challenge to give hermit-like Sunako a makeover.
Paging Aphrodite (Nov., $12) by Kim Green. Four women on Corfu's golden beaches attempt to reinvent themselves. 40,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Warehouse of Death (Oct., $7.95) by Harry Gersteneker is set in an ominous nursing home.
FEMINIST PRESS AT CUNY
The Stories of Fannie Hurst (Dec., $16.95), edited by Susan Koppelman, collects tales of working women's lives and politics written between 1910 and 1930.
Cool Hand in a Hot Fire (Sept., $14.95) by Dave Diamond is filled with a compassionate awareness of the humanity on Southern California city streets.
Going Coastal (Jan., $13.95) by Wendy French takes a look at jobs, relationships, family and all the other things that drive us crazy. Advertising.
DAVID R. GODINE
Missing Person (Nov., $16.95) by Patrick Modiano. A man seeks the identity he lost in the murky days of the Paris occupation. A Verba Mundi book.
Greatest Rock Stories Ever Told: The Best of Rock Fiction (Nov., $16.95), June Sawyer, series editor; Eric Alterman, guest editor. This first title in a new series features tales of musical adventures.
The Curse of the Appropriate Man (Sept., $13) by Lynn Freed. Fourteen previously uncollected stories probe sexual and filial love. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Günter Grass Reader (Oct., $15) by Günter Grass. Selections of the noted author's work trace his development as a writer. Advertising.
The Whitney Chronicles (Oct., $12.95) by Judy Baer launches the Steeple Hill Café line of hip fiction for modern women of faith.
That Christmas Feeling (Nov., $14.95) by Catherine Palmer and Gail Gaymer Martin contains two seasonal love stories.
HESPERUS PRESS (dist. by Trafalgar Square)
No Man's Land (Oct., $12) by Graham Greene is a previously unpublished novel and one of 19 other little known works in the Hesperus series by leading classic authors including Dickens, Twain, Conrad and Lawrence .
HOLY COW! PRESS
Foot of the Mountain and Other Stories (Sept., $16.95) by Joseph Bruchac gathers Native American stories, myths and short essays.
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004 (Oct; $14, cloth $27.50), edited by Dave Eggers, assembles an eclectic collection of fiction, nonfiction, humor and alternative comics. 75,000 first printing.
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (Oct.; $14, cloth $27.50), edited by Lorrie Moore, celebrates both established and upcoming writers. 150,000 first printing.
CSI: Demon House (Oct., $19.99) by Max Allan Collins. Gabriel Rodriguez and Ashley Wood supply the art for a graphic novel based on the TV series.
The Eternal Highlander (Sept., $12) by Hannah Howell and Lynsay Sands. Two men bound by ancient hungers can be saved only by marriage to outsiders.
Midnight Thirsts (Sept., $14) by Greg Herren, Michael Thomas Ford, Timothy Ridge and Sean Wolfe presents four tales of relentless vampires.
Waiting for Elvis (Feb., $14.95) by Toni Graham. Nearing 50, Jane is a San Francisco psychotherapist—turned—dog walker. Ad/promo.
LITTLE, BROWN/BACK BAY
As Hot as It Was You Ought to Thank Me (Feb., $12.95) by Nanci Kincaid. Berry, a 13-year-old Floridian, discovers that you don't have to run away to find yourself. Ad/promo.
The Anomalies (Oct., $12) by Joey Goebel. A quintet of nonconformists make rock music in a small Kentucky town.
The Ambidextrist (Nov., $13) by Peter Rock. A lonely drifter and four adolescent boys meet along Philadelphia's Schuykill River.
The Only Life that Mattered: The Short and Merry Lives of Ann Bonny, Mary Read and Calico Jack (Oct., $16.95) by James L. Nelson is based on the true story of two women pirates and the man who accepted them as equals.
MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESS/BOREALIS BOOKS
The St. Paul Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald (Sept., $19.95), edited by Patricia Hampl and Dave Page, includes some unknown tales. Advertising.
Sweet Dreams at the Goodnight Motel (Oct., $12.95) by Curtiss Ann Matlock. After divorcing her childhood sweetheart, Claire returns to her father's hometown, where her ex shows up.
Walking Home (Jan., $12.95) by Gloria Goldreich. A Manhattan PR executive is stunned to learn that her parents are dying.
NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
Philippa (Oct., $14) by Bertrice Small revisits the intrigue of King Henry VIII's 16th-century court.
Dress Rehearsal (Jan., $12.95) by Jennifer O'Connell. A boutique cake baker figures out how to get the life she has always dreamed of.
'Til Morning Light (Feb., $TBA) by Ann Moore concludes the Gracelin O'Malley trilogy about Irish hardship in America.
Distant Star (Dec., $14.95) by Roberto Bolaño recounts the horrors of a corrupt and brutal dictatorship.
NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS/FROG LTD.
Oaktown Devil (Sept., $14.95) by Renay Jackson is a thriller about murder and passion on the streets of Oakland.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Paris Tales (Oct., $15.95), trans. by Helen Constantine, anthologizes 22 stories by such writers as Maupassant and Colette.
Dearest Dorothy, Help! I've Lost Myself (Sept., $10.95) by Charlene Ann Baumbich. The 87-year-old Dorothy Wetstra gets involved with a historical Partonville celebration. 10-city author tour.
Unlubricated (Oct., $12.95) by Arthur Nersesian is a tale of down-and-dirty off-Broadway theater, sex and acting in the wake of 9/11. 25,000 first printing.
The Reading Group (Jan., $14.95) by Elizabeth Noble intertwines the lives of women who meet regularly to discuss books. 50,000 first printing.
Telling Tales (Dec., $14), edited by Nadine Gordimer. All proceeds from this collection of work by Woody Allen, Arthur Miller and others will go to Treatment Action Campaign, an organization supporting people with HIV and AIDS.
Naughty Fairy Tales from A to Z (Sept., $14), edited by Alison Tyler, begins with "All McQueen's Men" and ends with "Zoe White and the Seven Whores."
Dark Thirst (Oct., $13), edited by Angela C. Allen, features six vampire yarns by Omar Tyree, Donna Hill and others.
Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down (Feb., $13) by Sherrilyn Kenyon is the second installment in a series about the sexy agents of BAD, the Bureau of American Defense.
The Hazards of Sleeping Alone (Sept., $13) by Elise Juska has a hip plot about the perils of dating and the worries of parenting.
American Girls About Town (Oct., $13) by Jennifer Weiner, Adriana Trigiana, Lauren Weisberger et al. is a collection by American women writers with proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Barnardo's, U.K.'s largest children's charity.
Labor Days: An Anthology of Fiction About Work (Sept., $13.95), selected by David Gates. Contributors include Ralph Ellison, Joseph Heller and John Updike.
RED DRESS INK
Girls Night In (Sept., $13.95) collects 21 female authors, including Jennifer Weiner, Sophie Kinsella and Meg Cabot.
Mean Season (Sept., $12.95) by Heather Cochran. A rising young actor is forced to serve out house arrest in the home of his fan club's president.
Katie's Dream (Sept., $12.99) by Leisha Kelly continues the story of Sam and Julia Wortham coping with the challenges of the Depression.
Someone I Loved (Jan., $TBA) by Anna Gavalda is based on the true story of a woman's ongoing relationship with her husband's family after he leaves.
Saucer: The Conquest (Sept., $14.95) by Stephen Coonts is a sequel to Saucer. Advertising.
Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta (Oct., $15.95) by Robert Ludlum and Keith Ferrell adds to the Covert-One series. Advertising.
Skin I'm In: The Eminem Graphic (Dec., $19.95) by Barnaby Legg and James McCarthy is a graphic novel.
The Best American Erotica 2005 (Feb., $14), edited by Susie Bright, mixes stories by Jane Smiley and Mary Gaitskill with those who are lesser known.
SIMON SPOTLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Count on Me (Sept.) by Adam Beechen and
Star Maps (Nov., $5.99 each) by Liz Tigelaar are two novels based on TV's American Dreams. 75,000 first printing each.
Child of My Right Hand (Oct., $14) by Eric Goodman. A 17-year-old in a tiny Ohio town tells his family that he is gay. 15,000 first printing.
Retail Therapy (Sept., $12.95) by Roz Bailey. Three young women who love shopping hit New York's dressing rooms, green rooms and VIP rooms.
White Bikini Panties (Nov., $12.95) by Kelly James-Enger. With her boyfriend seeing another woman, Trina thinks it's time to stop being a good girl.
Tequila, Lemon and Salt: From Baja... Tales of Love, Faith and—Magic (Oct., $14.95) by Daniel Reveles. The Chicano writer sets his stories in Tecate, Baja California. Author publicity.
The Last Day in Paradise (Oct., $18.95) by Robert K. Swisher Jr. A Mexican bandit and a luckless white cowboy try to hold on to their identities.
The Arrivals (Sept., $15.95) by Naomi Gladish Smith. Airline passengers who learn they are each bound for a different destination serve as a metaphor for traveling through life toward the hereafter.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
The Big D (Jan., $13.95) by Poppy Z. Brite treks through restaurant kitchens in New Orleans and Dallas.
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
The Outlaw Bible of American Literature (Dec., $27.50), edited by Alan Kaufman et al., is a primer of visionary work by such writers as Hunter S. Thompson, Patti Smith and Lenny Bruce.
UNIV. OF ARKANSAS PRESS
Dinarzad's Children: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Fiction (Nov., $24.95), edited by Pauline Kaldas and Khaled Mattawa.
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
Coyote Morning (Sept., $15.95) by Lisa Lenard-Cook. As she waits for the school bus, Rachel is joined by a coyote that sits down beside her.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
The Tree of Life: A Trilogy of Life in the Lodz Ghetto: Book 1: On the Brink of the Precipice, 1939 (Dec., $16.95) by Chava Rosenfarb portrays 10 people in the ghetto before the outbreak of WWII. A Terrace book.
Innocent World (Sept., $11.95) by Ami Sakurai visits the sordid world of Tokyo's teenage prostitutes. Author tour.
What We Do Is Secret (Feb., $13.95) by Thorn Kief Hillsbery. A throwaway kid tries to survive on the L.A. streets in May 1981.
WALK WORTHY PRESS
A Man Inspired (Jan., $12.95) by Derek Jackson. A motivational speaker who doesn't practice what he preaches finds his ultimate salvation. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Tagged (Oct., $13.99) by Robert L. Wise is book number two in the Tribulation Survival series. Advertising.
Gardenias for Breakfast (Jan., $13.99) by Robin Jones Gunn looks at grandmothers, mothers and daughters in the South.