Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.
Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.
NBM Publishing | 9781561637621 | Published December 1, 2013
Stanford White is one of New York’s most famous architects, having designed many mansions and the first Madison Square Garden. He had a taste for budding young showgirls on Broadway, even setting up a private apartment to entertain them in, including a room with…a red velvet swing. When he meets Evelyn Nesbit, an exquisite young nymph, cover girl, showgirl he knows he’s on to something special. However, Evelyn eventually marries a young Pittsburgh decadent heir with a dark side who develops a deep hatred for White and what he may or may not have done to her, setting up the most scandalous murder of the time.
Little, Brown and Company | 9780316069519 | Published December 2, 2013
When Mickey Haller learns that a murder victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption --- or proof of his ultimate guilt.
W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393239546 | Published December 2, 2013
A contemporary of Ann Beattie and Tobias Wolff, Frederick Busch was a master craftsman of the form; his subjects were single-event moments in so-called ordinary life. The stories in this volume, selected by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout, are tales of families trying to heal their wounds, save their marriages, and rescue their children.
NAL Hardcover | 9780451466198 | Published December 3, 2013
ACT OF WAR tells the riveting saga of ex–submarine officer Pete Bucher and his men as they struggled to survive merciless torture and horrendous living conditions in North Korean prisons. It also reveals new details of President Lyndon Johnson’s high-risk gambit to prevent war from erupting on the Korean peninsula while his negotiators desperately tried to save the sailors from possible execution.
Grove Press | 9780802120113 | Published December 3, 2013
Brown Dog, a bawdy, reckless, down-on-his-luck Michigan Indian, has earned cult status with readers of Jim Harrison in the more than two decades since his first appearance. For the first time, BROWN DOG gathers all the Brown Dog novellas, including one never-published one, into one volume --- the ideal introduction (or reintroduction) to Harrison’s irresistible Everyman.
Putnam Adult | 9780399160479 | Published December 3, 2013
There’s a new strong man in Russia, but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source: President Jack Ryan. COMMAND AUTHORITY is the final published book by Tom Clancy, who passed away in October at the age of 66.
Minotaur Books | 9781250005007 | Published December 3, 2013
Flynn Moss, Thorn's newly discovered son, has fallen in with a cell of the eco-radical Earth Liberation Front and they are planning a huge demonstration at a Florida nuclear power plant. But when Flynn starts to have doubts about the "non-violent" of the protest and calls in his father to help him escape, things go from bad to worse in record time. The ELF is going to set off a nuclear disaster to rival Fukushima, and to save his son Thorn will have to help them do it.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780547547848 | Published December 3, 2013
October 1936. Spanish architect Ignacio Abel arrives at Penn Station, the final stop on his journey from war-torn Madrid, where he has left behind his wife and children. Crossing the fragile borders of Europe, he reflects on months of fratricidal conflict in his embattled country, his own transformation from a bricklayer’s son to a respected bourgeois husband and professional, and the all-consuming love affair with an American woman that forever alters his life.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780618726349 | Published December 3, 2013
The Chelsea Hotel, since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, has been an icon of American invention: a cultural dynamo and haven for the counterculture, all in one astonishing building. Sherill Tippins, author of the acclaimed FEBRUARY HOUSE, delivers a masterful and endlessly entertaining history of the Chelsea and of the successive generations of artists who have cohabited and created there.
Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802120366 | Published December 3, 2013
In MY VENICE AND OTHER ESSAYS, Donna Leon writes over fifty funny, charming, passionate, and insightful essays that range from battles over garbage in the canals to the troubles with rehabbing Venetian real estate. She shares episodes from her life in Venice, explores her love of opera, and recounts tales from in and around her country house in the mountains. With pointed observations and humor, she also explores her family history and former life in New Jersey, and the idea of the Italian man.
Grand Central Publishing | 9781455550951 | Published December 3, 2013
Ouyang Jidan, a senior member of China's Politburo, and a major Mexican drug lord may be trafficking in something far more deadly than drugs. Jidan is the man who ordered Rebeka --- one of the only people Jason Bourne has ever truly cared about --- murdered. Bourne is determined to avenge her death, but in the process he becomes enmeshed in a monstrous world-wide scheme involving the Chinese, Mexicans and Russians.
Quercus | 9781623650520 | Published December 3, 2013
SECRETS OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR is the compelling chronicle of the warrior monks and their fight to defend the Catholic faith, and of their participation in the efforts to vie for control of the Holy Land with the Muslim armies of Kurdish military genius Saladin and his successors. Informally organized in 1119 to protect pilgrims on their journeys to visit the Holy Land, and officially sanctioned by the Catholic Church in 1129, the medieval Knights Templar grew into an elite fighting force that played a central role in the battles of the Crusades.
Minotaur Books | 9781250000385 | Published December 3, 2013
A half million dollars in drug proceeds, guarded by three men with automatic weapons. For Wallace Stroby's determined heroine, professional thief Crissa Stone, and her team, stealing it was the easy part. But when the split goes awry in a blaze of gunfire, Crissa finds herself on the run with a duffel bag of stolen cash, bound by a promise to deliver part of the take to the needy family of one of her slain partners.
Tor Books | 9780765334329 | Published December 3, 2013
Somebody has murdered the angel Gabriel. Worse, the Jericho Trumpet has gone missing, putting Heaven on the brink of a truly cosmic crisis. But the twisty plot that unfolds from the murder investigation leads to something much bigger: a con job one billion years in the making. Angels and gunsels, dames with eyes like fire, and a grand maguffin, SOMETHING MORE THAN NIGHT is a murder mystery for the cosmos.
Twelve | 9781455574780 | Published December 3, 2013
One snowy holiday morning in an old European city, an American man leaves his shabby hotel to meet a local woman who has agreed to help him search for an apartment to rent. Greg Baxter's clear-eyed first novel tells the intriguing story of these two people on this single day, across a blurry, frozen, illogical city into a past the man is hoping to forget.
Dark Horse | 9781616552657 | Published December 3, 2013
THE FIFTH BEATLE is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided the Beatles --- from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom.
Random House | 9781400062553 | Published December 3, 2013
THE HEIR APPARENT chronicles the eventful life of Queen Victoria’s firstborn son, the quintessential black sheep of Buckingham Palace, who matured into as wise and effective a monarch as Britain has ever seen. Granted unprecedented access to the royal archives, noted scholar Jane Ridley draws on numerous primary sources to paint a vivid portrait of the man and the age to which he gave his name.
Archaia Entertainment, LLC | 9781936393701 | Published December 3, 2013
In mid-21st century Northern California, prosperous technology executive George Joyner stands on the brink of revolutionizing life in America (again) with his latest high-flying invention. But just as business booms, George’s private life begins to implode, with devastating consequences, for his wife Sonya, their children Rochester and Michelle, and Sonya’s ailing father, David. Brought to life in stunning anaglyph 3-D (two pairs of glasses come enclosed with each book).
Little, Brown and Company | 9780316614351 | Published December 3, 2013
Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. During his 22 years with the Boston Red Sox, he electrified crowds across America --- and shocked them, too. His notorious clashes with the press and fans threatened his reputation and his ferocity came to define his troubled domestic life. While baseball might have been straightforward for Ted Williams, life was not.
Doubleday | 9780385535069 | Published December 3, 2013
Robert "Bobby" Astor is a fearless New York hedge-fund gunslinger on the verge of making his biggest killing ever. But everything changes when his father, the venerable chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange, is murdered along with the head of the Federal Reserve. In the moments before his death, Bobby's father sends him a mystifying text message that offers the only clue to the identity of the killer and the terrifying motivation behind the attack.
Forge Books | 9780765331755 | Published December 3, 2013
While John Quincannon follows a danger-laden trail to unmask the murderous perpetrators of a Wells, Fargo robbery, his partner, Sabina Carpenter, works her wiles on friends and relatives of a vanished debutante until the pieces of her puzzle start falling into place. But it’s an oddly disguised gent appearing out of nowhere who provides the final clue to both cases --- the shrewd “crackbrain” who believes himself to be Sherlock Holmes.
Crown | 9780307452955 | Published December 3, 2013
Cynthia Piantedosi lives a quiet, unassuming life outside of Boston, guided by her Catholic faith. Devoted to her elderly father and not particularly interested in dating and socializing, she develops a deep friendship with her parish priest, who encourages her to explore her faith. When he is killed in a mysterious accident, a message begins to emerge from Cynthia’s prayers: God is calling her to be the first female Catholic priest.
Pegasus | 9781605984902 | Published December 7, 2013
Alfred Lord Tennyson, Queen Victoria's favorite poet, commanded a wider readership than any other of his time. His ascendancy was neither the triumph of pure genius nor an accident of history: he skillfully crafted his own career and his relationships with his audience. This thoughtful new biography by John Batchelor reveals him to be a fascinating paradigm of both the Romantic and Victorian ideals.
Pegasus | 9781605984858 | Published December 7, 2013
The year is 1845 and young researcher Eliot Saxby is paid to go on an expedition to the Arctic in the hope of finding remains of the by-now-extinct Great Auk, a large flightless bird of mythical status. Eliot joins a hunting ship, but the crew and the passengers are not what they seem. Caught in the web of relationships on board, Eliot clings to what he believes in, but is irrevocably drawn back into a past that haunts him—and a present that confronts him with a myriad of dangers.
Pegasus | 9781605984889 | Published December 7, 2013
When a woman is found bludgeoned to death, Detective Inspector Andrew Hicks suspects a crime of passion, and attention focuses on her possessive ex-husband. But then a second body is found, and more murders arrive in quick succession. As the death toll rises, Hicks must face not only a killer obsessed with randomness and chaos, but also a secret in his own past. If he is to stop the killings, he must confront the truth about himself.
HarperOne | 9780062333773 | Published December 10, 2013
The world was shocked when Jesuit magazines across the globe simultaneously released an exclusive interview with Pope Francis, just six months into his historic papacy. Within minutes of its release, the interview dominated the worldwide media. In a wide-ranging conversation, Pope Francis spoke movingly about such topics as his spiritual life and his hopes for church reform. Now this remarkable, historic and moving interview is available in book form.
Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802122063 | Published December 10, 2013
Beethoven scholar and classical radio host John Suchet has had a lifelong, ardent interest in the man and his music. Here, in his first full-length biography, Suchet illuminates the composer’s difficult childhood, his struggle to maintain friendships and romances, his ungovernable temper, his obsessive efforts to control his nephew’s life, and the excruciating decline of his hearing.
St. Martin's Press | 9781250028501 | Published December 10, 2013
GLORIOUS WAR, the definitive biography of George Armstrong Custer’s Civil War years, is nothing short of a heart-pounding cavalry charge through the battlefield heroics that thrust the gallant young officer into the national spotlight in the midst of the country’s darkest hours. From West Point to the daring actions that propelled him to the rank of general at age 23 to his unlikely romance with Libbie Bacon, Custer’s exploits are the stuff of legend.
Gallery Books | 9781451678710 | Published December 10, 2013
Caroline Wallace is one of New Orleans PD’s top hostage negotiators, and she’s never failed to get every hostage out alive. But this time, it’s different. This time, the hostages include her boss --- the chief of police --- and the mayor. And this time, she’s trying to negotiate with Reed Ware, a former co-worker who left the force disgraced, under investigation by Internal Affairs, and worst of all, considered to be volatile and extremely dangerous.
Bantam | 9780553808032 | Published December 10, 2013
He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.
William Morrow | 9780061991066 | Published December 10, 2013
While exploring a tomb hidden for centuries in the depths of Masada, Israel, brilliant archaeologist Erin Granger began an incredible journey to recover a miraculous ancient artifact tied to Christ himself. In this riveting follow-up to THE BLOOD GOSPEL, an attack outside Stanford University thrusts Erin back into the fold of the Sanguines. As the threat of Armageddon looms, she must unite with an ancient evil to halt the plans of a man determined to see the world end, a man known only as Iscariot.
Archaia Comics | 9781932386967 | Published December 10, 2013
This follow-up to Dan Fogler’s (“Take Me Home Tonight,” “Fanboys”) first volume of MOON LAKE is a new collection of stories that mesh comedy, horror, and science fiction into one insane anthology that’s inspired by Tales From The Crypt and Heavy Metal. A seemingly harmless body of water is actually a mysterious portal into the weird and deranged, affecting all who come into contact with it. From zombie dinosaurs to an interdimensional Sasquatch trying to save its species from extinction to a mass-murdering high school cheerleader, enjoy more twisted tales from Moon Lake!
Gallery Books | 9781476753744 | Published December 10, 2013
In the vein of Dave Cullen's COLUMBINE, the first comprehensive account of the Sandy Hook tragedy --- with exclusive new reporting that chronicles the horrific events of December 14, 2012, including new insight into the dark mind of gunman Adam Lanza.
St. Martin's Press | 9781250016300 | Published December 10, 2013
When Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa, she knows that she does not love the man she is to marry there. Isolated and estranged in a small town, Cathleen’s only real companions are her diary and her housemaid, and later the housemaid's daughter, Ada. When Ada disappears one day, scorned by her own community, Cathleen must make a choice: Should she conform to society, or search for the girl who has become closer to her than her own daughter?
Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374286552 | Published December 10, 2013
In 1943, the Nazis liquidated Warsaw’s Jewish ghetto. A year later, they threatened to complete the city’s destruction by deporting its remaining residents. As Soviet soldiers turned back the Nazi invasion of Russia and began pressing west, the underground Polish Home Army decided to act. Taking advantage of German disarray and seeking to forestall the absorption of their country into the Soviet empire, they chose to liberate the city of Warsaw for themselves. WARSAW 1944 tells the story of this brave --- and errant --- calculation.
Minotaur Books | 9781250019257 | Published December 17, 2013
A young, recently separated waitress at H & P’s Diner in sleepy southwestern Virginia, Daisy hears more than her fair share of neighborhood gossip while serving plates of hash and peach cobbler. But when a reclusive old man shows up at the diner one day, only to drop dead a few minutes later, Daisy quickly learns that some secrets are more dangerous to keep than others --- especially when there are money and moonshine involved.
Minotaur Books | 9781250011046 | Published December 17, 2013
Piper Prescott’s grand opening of her own spice shop goes awry when the local chef who’s agreed to do a cooking demo is found stabbed. Not only did Piper find the body, she handled the murder weapon and doesn’t have a witness to her alibi. Desperate to uncover the truth --- and prove her innocence --- Piper enlists the help of her outspoken BFF Reba Mae Johnson to help track down the real culprit.
Bantam | 9780345528650 | Published December 17, 2013
When a series of impossible deaths and hysteric outbreaks begin to plague London, the Peculiar Crimes Unit is called to solve the case. As they are drawn into a world of encrypted codes and symbols, concealed rooms and high-society clubs, they must work quickly to catch a killer who lurks even closer than they think.
St. Martin's Press | 9781250028020 | Published December 17, 2013
England, 1903. Lord Robert and Lady Isobel Dilberne and the entire grand estate, with its hundred rooms, are busy planning for a visit from Edward VII and Queen Alexandra just a few months a way. Preparations are elaborate and exhaustive: the menus and fashions must be just so, and so must James, the new heir and son of Arthur Dilberne and Chicago heiress, Minnie O'Brien. But there are problems. Little James is being reared to Lady Isobel's tastes, not Minnie's, Mrs. O'Brien is visiting from America and causing trouble, and the Dilbernes' niece, Adela, is stirring up hysteria in the servants' hall by claiming the house is cursed. His Lordship is under tremendous stress, and the pecking order will soon be upset as everything at Dilberne Court changes.
Putnam Adult | 9780399160677 | Published December 31, 2013
Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President is fed up and has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea --- to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and put them on the case. But everybody knows that the President hates Castillo’s guts, has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo’s men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding.
Dutton Adult | 9780525954019 | Published December 31, 2013
Detective Carl Mørck already has plenty on his mind when he is presented with the case of a brothel owner who went missing in the eighties. But when he learns that numerous other people disappeared around the same weekend, he begins to take notice. He is soon drawn to charasmatic surgeon Curt Wad, who is determined to see the dark dreams of his youth take hold.
Picador | 9781250039569 | Published December 31, 2013
In THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING, Olivia Laing examines the link between creativity and alcohol through the work and lives of six extraordinary men: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever and Raymond Carver. All six of these writers were alcoholics, and the subject of drinking surfaces in some of their finest work.
Vertigo | Published December 24, 2013
In these stories from Fables #124-129, Castle Dark is back in the hands of the Fables as Bigby sets off from Fabletown in Brian Rose’s blood-fueled sports car to track down two abducted cubs. Unfortunately for Snow White, besides suffering the trauma of her missing cubs, a long-forgotten secret threatens to sabotage her marriage to Bigby.
Thomas Nelson | 9781401688707 | Published December 3, 2013
AN AMISH MIRACLE is composed of three Amish novellas written by three bestselling authors. Beth Wiseman writes "Always Beautiful," about a depressed 18-year-old suffering from obesity; Ruth Reid contributes "Always His Providence," in which a widow is in danger of losing her farm due to delinquent taxes; and from Mary Ellis comes "Always in My Heart," about a mother who believes God is punishing her for giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager.
Berkley Trade | 9780425269053 | Published December 3, 2013
Haunted by his former employers and International groups, legendary ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry, now known as the Gray Man, has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before. A killer who is just like him.
Berkley Trade | 9780425264713 | Published December 3, 2013
Movie critic Violet Epps has learned to channel her literary hero, Dorothy Parker. If only she could summon that kind of courage in her personal life. Determined to defeat her social anxiety, Violet visits the Algonquin Hotel, where Parker and other famous writers of the 1920s traded barbs. But she gets more than she bargained for when Parker's feisty spirit rematerializes from an ancient guestbook and hitches a ride onto her life.
Back Bay Books | 9780316120999 | Published December 3, 2013
One night, an aging writer named Nick meets a tantalizing young woman at a bar, and the night that follows is the most extraordinary of his life. Propelled by uncontrollable, primordial desires, he tastes human blood for the first time and is filled with a sexual and spiritual ecstasy. His revival quickly fades, and soon Nick is yearning for another taste of the elusive rapture. There follows a descent into madness and unimaginable hell, and a pursuit of otherworldly revelation.
Vintage | 9780804168786 | Published December 3, 2013
William H. Gass’s new novel moves from World War II Europe to a small town in postwar Ohio. In a series of variations, Gass gives us a mosaic of a life --- futile, comic, anarchic --- arranged in an array of vocabularies, altered rhythms, forms and tones, and broken pieces with music as both theme and structure, set in the key of middle C.
Thomas Nelson | 9781400205158 | Published December 3, 2013
As children, we dream of throwing on a cape and changing the world. Then we grow up, we learn to see the flaws in our movie stars and athletes, and we accept that true heroism is not possible in the real world. You continue to dream, though. Isn’t that why you still love watching heroes on the big screen? In these pages, Kristen Parrish looks at the qualities of 52 heroes, and then shows how you can acquire every one of those qualities.
Grove Press, Black Cat | 9780802122018 | Published December 3, 2013
Sepp Gregory, a reality-TV hunk and one of People magazine's "sexiest men alive," is on tour to promote his debut novel. The book has hit the bestseller list and is even getting rave reviews from serious critics. Aside from Harriet Post, that is. Determined to pen an expose on the publishing industry, Harriet hijacks the book tour and uncovers the ghostwriter. Reality and "reality" collide, and a tragic accident sends Sepp and Harriet off on a sex-fueled roadtrip through the southwest.
Harper Perennial | 9780062225443 | Published December 3, 2013
Kate learns that her daughter, Amelia, has been suspended from school. Upon her arrival, she finds the school surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that’s the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: She didn’t jump.
InkLit | 9780425266311 | Published December 3, 2013
For Amy Sturgess, life in the big city comes with even bigger problems. When Xanax and therapy fail to relieve her stress, Amy does what any young woman in her position would do: She uses her superstrength, speed, flight, and ability to generate 750 volts from her hands to fight crime as the mysterious masked vigilante Starling. But while Starling is hailed as a superhero, will Amy remain a super-zero?
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316126106 | Published December 3, 2013
Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City --- and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets.
Soho Crime | 9781616952983 | Published December 3, 2013
Three men have been shot in one of Göteborg's most fashionable neighborhoods, sending Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues on a goose chase through a tony world of expensive cars and fancy homes. All three victims seem to be tied to one person, the glamorous dot-com darling Sanna Kaegler-Ceder. But Sanna is not speaking, even when her own life seems to be at stake.
Thomas Nelson | 9781401689704 | Published December 3, 2013
By the time Saffee inherits the table, the object of her mother’s obsession, the surface is thick with haphazard layers of paint, and heavy with unsettling memories. After a childhood spent watching her mother slide steadily into insanity, painting and re-painting the ancient table, Saffee has come to fear that seeds of psychosis may lie dormant within her. But as an adult with a family of her own, Saffee must confront her mother's torment if she wants to defend herself against it.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316127264 | Published December 3, 2013
Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.
Pegasus | 9781605985084 | Published December 7, 2013
Bodyguard Sean Meyer has woken from a gunshot-induced coma with his memory in tatters. When an ambitious robbery explodes into a deadly hostage situation, the motive may be far more complex than simple greed. Somebody has a major score to settle, and Sean is part of the reason. Only trouble is, he doesn’t remember why. And when his former lover, Charlie Fox, finds herself facing a nightmare from her own past, she realizes she can’t rely on Sean to watch her back.
Thomas Nelson | 9781401687618 | Published December 10, 2013
Inspired by the life of a 19th-century female rice farmer, CAROLINA GOLD pays tribute to the hauntingly beautiful Lowcountry and weaves together mystery, romance and historical detail, bringing to life the story of one young woman’s struggle to restore her ruined world.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781439198926 | Published December 10, 2013
A teenage girl was assaulted and raped on a midsummer’s eve 15 years ago. Cut to present: a man is killed in a hit and run. He has no identification on him and is not reported missing. The same day, a priest and his wife are found dead in an apparent suicide. Fredrika Bergman and her colleagues are assigned to all three of the seemingly unrelated cases. What is the thread of evil that connects them all?
William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062117618 | Published December 10, 2013
When Evie Ferrante learns that her mother has been hospitalized, she finds her mother's house in chaos. Sorting through her mother's belongings, Evie discovers objects that don't quite belong there, and begins to raise questions. Evie renews a friendship with Mina, an elderly neighbor who might know more about her mother's recent activities. As Evie investigates her mother's actions, a darker story of deception and madness involving Mina emerges.
Multnomah Books | 9781601424716 | Published December 17, 2013
In PRAYING FOR YOUR HUSBAND FROM HEAD TO TOE, Sharon Jaynes maps out 16 landmarks to help you consistently and effectively cover your husband in prayer. From his mind and the thoughts he thinks, to his eyes and the images he sees, all the way down to his feet and the path he takes, Sharon teaches you how to pray for your husband in ways that are powerful, practical and life-changing.
Thomas Nelson | 9781401687380 | Published December 17, 2013
Disfigured by an abusive father, teenager Andy Kemp hides behind his books and an impenetrable wall of cynicism and anger. As Andy’s mother struggles to reconnect with him, his Uncle Rip returns transformed from a stint in prison and wants to be a mentor to the reclusive boy. When Andy begins hearing strange music through his iPod and making near-prophetic announcements, Rip is convinced that what Andy is hearing is the voice of God.
Open Road Media E-riginal | 9781480414792 | Published December 17, 2013
Blaine McCracken pulled off the impossible on a mission in Iran, but his work has just begun. Returning to the US, he faces another terrible threat in the form of Reverend Jeremiah Rule, whose hateful rhetoric has inflamed half the world, resulting in a series of devastating terrorist attacks. But Rule isn’t acting alone. A shadowy cabal is pulling his strings, unaware that they are creating a monster who will soon spin free of their control.
Picador | 9781250009098 | Published December 17, 2013
Facing his 63rd winter, Paul Auster sits down to write a history of his body and its sensations --- both pleasurable and painful. Thirty years after the publication of THE INVENTION OF SOLITUDE, in which he wrote so movingly about fatherhood, Auster gives us a second unconventional memoir in which he writes about his mother's life and death.
Fantagraphics | 9781606997178 | Published December 20, 2013
BLACK IS THE COLOR begins with a 17th-century sailor abandoned at sea by his shipmates, and as it progresses he endures, and eventually succumbs to, both his lingering death sentence and the advances of a cruel and amorous mermaid. The narrative also explores the experiences of the loved ones he leaves behind, on his ship and at home on land, as well as of the mermaids who jadedly witness his destruction.
Grand Central Publishing | 9781455515790 | Published December 24, 2013
After only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay Boxer is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career. A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, an eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and is convinced it’s real. Lindsay doesn't believe him, but then a shooting is called in --- and it fits the professor's description perfectly.
Minotaur Books | 9781250039774 | Published December 24, 2013
When a woman falls from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath, detectives Pia Kirchoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to the scene. The investigation leads them to the home of the victim, Rita Cramer. Eleven years earlier, two girls vanished from the village without a trace. Rita's son was sentenced to 10 years in prison but is now back in his hometown. Pia and Oliver wonder if the attack on his mother had to do with his return.
St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250042705 | Published December 24, 2013
Morgana is a sharp-minded girl who possesses a strange magic that allows household objects to move at her command and brings bad luck to those who do her ill. Cai Jenkins, the widowed drover from the far hills, takes Morgana as his wife, and she soon falls in love with him and his farm. But Morgana's strangeness is soon noticed by the people of her new village, and one person will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against her.
Plume | 9780142180815 | Published December 31, 2013
Detective Carl Mørck holds in his hands a bottle that contains an old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Who are these boys, and why weren’t they reported missing? Carl’s investigation will force him to cross paths with a woman stuck in a desperate marriage. He and his colleagues must use all of their resources to uncover the horrifying truth.
Penguin Books | 9780143124870 | Published December 31, 2013
In Ruth Ozeki’s new novel, a writer named Ruth discovers on a British Columbia beach a bag that contains the diary of Nao, a 16-year-old Japanese girl. The diary begins as Nao’s attempt to tell the story of her 104-year-old great-grandmother but becomes instead a chronicle of Nao’s feelings of ostracism among family and schoolmates. This challenging book combines Japanese mythology, quantum physics and the 2011 tsunami into a meditation on the vagaries of fate.
Harlequin MIRA | 9780778315865 | Published December 31, 2013
Ten years ago, someone ruined Alice Croft's life. Now, she has a chance to right that wrong. She thinks she has found the perfect man to carry out her plan --- Jack Calabrese. However, it isn't long before she finds herself drawn into a labyrinth of terrifying surrender to a man who is more dangerous than she ever could have imagined.
Penguin Books | 9780143124863 | Published December 31, 2013
ANGELOLOGY unfurled a brilliant tapestry of myth and biblical lore on our present-day world and plunged two star-crossed heroes into an ancient battle against mankind’s greatest enemy: the fatally attractive angel-human hybrids known as the Nephilim. With ANGELOPOLIS, the conflict deepens into an inferno of danger and passion unbound.
Ballantine Books | 9780345534224 | Published December 31, 2013
Nora Hamilton’s life is forever changed when her rock-solid policeman husband commits suicide. But the pieces don't add up. Relying on the methodical nature that serves her so well as a restorer of old homes, Nora struggles to understand what happened to her husband --- even as her insular, frigid mountain town is determined to keep its deadly secrets buried.
Harlequin MIRA | 9780778315841 | Published December 31, 2013
FBI rising star and criminal profiler Evelyn Baine knows how to think like a serial killer. But she's never chased anyone like the Bakersville Burier, who hunts young women and displays them, half-buried, deep in the woods. As the body count climbs, Evelyn's relentless pursuit of the killer puts her career --- and her life --- at risk. And the evil lurking in the Burier's mind may be more than even she can unravel.
Overlook TP | 9781468308211 | Published December 31, 2013
In 19th-century Germany, one young man counts down the days until he can marry his beloved...until she is found brutally murdered, and the young man is accused of the crime. Broken on the wheel and left for dead, he awakens on a lab table, transformed into an abomination. Friedrich must go far to take his revenge --- only to find his tormentor, Victor Frankenstein, in league with the Marquis de Sade, creating something much more sinister deep in the mountains.
Bantam | 9780385344043 | Published December 31, 2013
When the tomb of St. Tancred is opened at a village church in Bishop's Lacey, its shocking contents lead to another case for Flavia de Luce. Greed, pride and murder result in old secrets coming to light --- along with a forgotten flower that hasn't been seen for half a thousand years.
William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062283054 | Published December 31, 2013
Shortly after Lacey and her husband move in to what they think is their dream home, the warm and welcoming house becomes cold and dark. There is something malevolent within these walls that wants to hurt Lacey’s unborn child --- a terrifying presence that only she can sense. To save her family, Lacey must discover the truth about the house and confront an evil that has lingered in wait for years.
Harper Perennial | 9780062110848 | Published December 31, 2013
A lonely man’s desire for a wife is the catalyst for the creation of a golem like no other. When she’s left master-less on the streets of New York City, she fights her ingrained impulse to help and protect those around her. A jinni, captured and enslaved hundreds of years ago, is free of his flask but not truly free as the iron cuff that keeps him in human form remains on his wrist. The golem and the jinni are drawn to each other, kindred spirits of long-forgotten fairy tales.
Harlequin MIRA | 9780778314752 | Published December 31, 2013
Bestselling author Will Shepard loses his young son in a car accident. But when his father's aging mind erases the memory, Will rewrites the truth. Holistic veterinarian Hannah Linden is a healer who can only watch as her grown son struggles with inner demons. When she rents her guest cottage to Will and his dad, she finds solace in trying to mend their broken world, even while her own shatters.
Overlook TP | 9781468307061 | Published December 31, 2013
A brutal killer is on the loose, and ex-priest Tom Shaman finds himself in the midst of a series of ritualistic killings unlike anything Venice has ever seen. Enlisted by the Italian police, Tom teams up with young investigator Valentina Morassi to dig deep into the city's darkest history. As Valentina and Tom trace the killings through the centuries, they uncover a deadly secret that generations have killed to protect: a priceless mosaic known as the Gates of Hell.
Penguin Books | 9780143121558 | Published December 31, 2013
When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Joséphine Cortès is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two---confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoé---is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Joséphine’s charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all---a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a très chic Paris address---but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life.
Anchor | 9780345805812 | Published December 31, 2013
The rocking motion of the train as it speeds along, the sound of its wheels on the rails. There’s something special about this form of travel that makes for easy conversation, which is just what happens to the four strangers who meet in TRAINS AND LOVERS. As they journey by rail from Edinburgh to London, the four travelers pass the time by sharing tales of trains that have changed their lives.
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Berkley | 9780425264706 | Published December 3, 2013
From the outside, Carter Tomlin’s life looked perfect. In reality, he has lost his job, the bills are mounting, and that perfect life is hanging by a thread. Desperate, he robs a bank. Then another. As the red flags start to go up, FBI Special Agent Carla Windermere homes in on Tomlin from one direction, while Minnesota state investigator Kirk Stevens picks up the trail from another. But Tomlin has guns and a new taste for violence. And he’s not quitting anytime soon.
Berkley | 9780425267790 | Published December 3, 2013
In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced us to Kinsey Millhone. Thirty years later, Kinsey is an established international icon and Grafton is a number-one bestselling author. To mark this anniversary year, Grafton has given us stories that reveal Kinsey’s origins and Grafton’s past. KINSEY AND ME has two parts: the nine Kinsey stories (1986-93), and the And Me stories, written in the decade after Grafton's mother died.
Berkley | 9780425267707 | Published December 3, 2013
Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch have been through some of the roughest places in the Western United States. As newly appointed Territorial Marshalls, their first task is to escort Mexican prisoners to the border. This simple train ride is easy after some of their past adventures, but when the Governor of Texas and his wife and daughters climb aboard, they begin to realize that this job may not be as easy as they expected.
Berkley | 9780425262306 | Published December 3, 2013
An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Qiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. Jack Ryan’s administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missile endangers the US Navy's plans to protect the island.
Signet | 9780451414397 | Published December 3, 2013
Two unexpected invitations may be the first clues in an intricate puzzle that Stone Barrington must unravel to learn the truth...a puzzle that will lead him deep into the rarefied world of European ultrawealth and privilege, where billionaires rub elbows with spooks, insider knowledge is traded at a high premium, and murder is never too high a price to pay for a desired end. It soon becomes clear that beneath the bright lights of Europe lurks a shadowy underworld...and its only rule is deadly ambition.
Pocket Books | 9781476751320 | Published December 24, 2013
This is a novel about the unbreakable bond between parent and child, the temptation to play God, and its dangerous repercussions. Using her sensitive, wise touch, Jodi Picoult once again probes deeply into the love and anguish of a young girl and her family. This time, she has added the innovative element of embedding a graphic novel within her text.
Pocket Books | 9781451674804 | Published December 31, 2013
Dan Sorenson was once a high-powered New York defense attorney...but that was before a horrifying accident killed the two most important people in his life. As he approaches rock bottom, Dan is unexpectedly offered the opportunity of a lifetime: defend an up-and-coming rapper who swears he’s innocent of the brutal slaying of his pop star girlfriend. Dan realizes that this may be his only hope to put his own life back on track, but he soon learns that atonement comes at a very steep price.
Tor Fantasy | 9780765364883 | Published December 31, 2013
When Robert Jordan died in 2007, it was feared that the concluding scenes of his The Wheel of Time series would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. Following THE GATHERING STORM and TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT, Sanderson now recreates the vision that Jordan left behind.
Avon | 9780062132734 | Published December 31, 2013
Tanner is a hard-edged big city cop who has come home to the historic Davis family ranch to settle his uncle's estate. Shaye Townsend is working for an environmental conservancy that acquires and protects old ranches --- and she wants to preserve the Davis homestead. When the suspicious death of Tanner's uncle at his ranch throws the two opposites together, tempers flare and sparks fly. While they have trouble seeing eye to eye, Shaye and Tanner agree on one thing: They need to uncover the truth.
Jove | 9780515153231 | Published December 31, 2013
In the closing months of World War II, the United States made a secret deal with the head of German intelligence’s Soviet section. In exchange for a treasure trove of intelligence, his people would be spirited to safety. If word got out, the U.S. would lose some of its best sources, not to mention its most valuable secrets. It’s up to Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS to keep them all safe. But some people have other ideas.
Ballantine Books | 9780345505743 | Published December 31, 2013
A backyard renovation unearths an infant’s body, buried 60 years ago. Soon thereafter in a nearby park, another disturbingly bizarre discovery is made not far from the body of a young woman shot in the head. Helping LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to link these eerie incidents is brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware. But even the good doctor’s vast experience with matters both clinical and criminal might not be enough to cut down to the bone of this chilling case --- and draw out the disturbing truth.
Pocket Books | 9781451664645 | Published December 31, 2013
When investigative reporter Riley Spartz hears that a young boy is trapped at the bottom of a sinkhole, she smells ratings. Little does she know just how big the story will be --- it involves not only a tragic murder, but the local Amish community as well. Once Riley is on the case, though, she sees that solving it will be anything but easy.
Harper | 9780062069931 | Published December 31, 2013
Charles Benedict --- criminal defense lawyer, amateur magician and professional hit man --- leads a seemingly charmed life, winning all of his important cases, and prosecutor Carrie Blair thinks she knows why. But before she has a chance to prove that he’s stacking the cards, she disappears. And all the evidence points to her ultra-rich husband. Open and shut? Hardly.
Pinnacle | 9780786032174 | Published December 31, 2013
Thanks to an incredible discovery in the Arctic, our global enemies now have a nuke, capable of unleashing unthinkable terror. To hunt down the devastating package before it can be used, Ryan Kealey forms an unlikely partnership with the young Farsi-speaking nuclear physicist Rayhan Jafari. But once on the ground, they're on their own --- trusting only their guts and each other --- to conduct the dirty business of combating horrific destruction.
Ballantine Books | 9780345526557 | Published December 31, 2013
Cotton Malone and his 15-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. As a favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he’s stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown --- an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets.
Del Rey | 9780345523549 | Published December 31, 2013
For centuries, the Four Lands enjoyed freedom from its demon-haunted past, protected by magic-enhanced borders from the dark dimension known as the Forbidding and the profound evil imprisoned there. But now the unthinkable is happening: The ancient wards securing the barrier between order and mayhem have begun to erode --- and generations of bloodthirsty, monstrous creatures, fueled by a rage thousands of years in the making, are poised to spill forth, seeking revenge for what was done to them.