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.
Pantheon | 9780307908988 | Published April 1, 2014
Over the course of one school year --- seventh grade --- 12-year-old Kevin Brockmeier sets out in search of himself. Along the way, he happens into his first kiss at a church party, struggles to understand why his old friends tease him at the lunch table, becomes the talk of the entire school thanks to his Halloween costume, and booby-traps his lunch to deter a thief.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544196377 | Published April 1, 2014
Harry Sanders is a young foreign service officer in 1960s Indochina when a dangerous and clandestine meeting with insurgents --- and a brief but passionate encounter with Sieglinde, a young German woman --- alters the course of his life. He marries the captivating May, who is fleeing her own family disappointments. On the surface, they are a handsome, successful couple --- but the memory of Sieglinde persists in Harry’s thoughts, and May has her own secrets.
Pantheon | 9780307377937 | Published April 1, 2014
Kit Noonan has never known the identity of his father --- a mystery that his wife insists he must solve to move forward with his life. Out of desperation, Kit goes to the mountain retreat of his mother’s former husband, Jasper, a take-no-prisoners outdoorsman. There, in the midst of a fierce blizzard, Kit and Jasper confront memories of the bittersweet decade when their families were joined. Reluctantly breaking a long-ago promise, Jasper connects Kit with Lucinda and Zeke Burns, who know the answer he’s looking for.
Simon & Schuster | 9781451641318 | Published April 1, 2014
Lauren Clay has returned from a tour of duty in Iraq just in time to spend the holidays with her family. Joining the army allowed Lauren to continue to provide for her family, but it came at a great cost. When she arrives home unexpectedly, it’s clear to everyone in their rural New York town that something is wrong. But her father is so happy to have her home that he ignores her odd behavior and the repeated phone calls from an army psychologist.
William Morrow | 9780062241399 | Published April 1, 2014
Popular history with a whiskey-soaked edge: BOURBON is Dane Huckelbridge's artful and imaginative biography of our most well-liked, and at times controversial, spirit, that is also a witty and entertaining chronicle of the United States itself.
Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802122643 | Published April 1, 2014
One afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books. After a round of questioning, the case seems clear: the culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an American professor from a Kansas university. The only problem --- the man fled the library earlier that day, and after checking his credentials, the American professor doesn’t exist.
St. Martin's Press | 9781250032355 | Published April 1, 2014
Cavendon Hall is home to two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them. s. For centuries, these two families have lived side-by-side, beneath the backdrop of the imposing Yorkshire manor. With World War I looming, both families will find themselves tested in ways they never thought possible. Loyalties will be challenged and betrayals will be set into motion. In this time of uncertainty, one thing is sure: these two families will never be the same again.
Minotaur Books | 9780312614584 | Published April 1, 2014
Anna Pigeon, a ranger for the U.S. Park Services, sets off on an autumn canoe trip with her friends and their daughters. On their second night out, Anna goes off on her own for a solo evening float on the Fox River. When she comes back, she finds that four thugs have taken her companions captive. With limited resources and no access to the outside world, Anna has only two days to rescue them before her friends are either killed or flown out of the country.
Little, Brown and Company | 9780316324687 | Published April 1, 2014
In the summer of 1876, San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice --- if he doesn't track her down first.
Mysterious Press | 9780802122650 | Published April 1, 2014
Joyce Carol Oates is an unparalleled investigator of human flaws. In these eight stories, she deftly tests the bonds between damaged individuals --- a brother and sister, a teacher and student, two strangers on a subway --- in the fearless prose for which she’s become so celebrated. She confronts, one by one, the demons within us. Sometimes it’s the human who wins, and sometimes it’s the demon.
Simon & Schuster | 9781476749068 | Published April 1, 2014
Producer Laurie Moran’s true crime television show will launch with the unsolved murder of Betsy Powell. Betsy, a socialite, was found suffocated in her bed after a gala celebrating the graduation of her daughter and three friends. Reopening the case with the cooperation of the surviving guests that night, Laurie is sure to have a hit on her hands. But when the estranged friends begin filming, it becomes clear each is hiding secrets.
Kingswell | 9781423180364 | Published April 1, 2014
Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood.
Knopf | 9780385533546 | Published April 1, 2014
In 1945, victorious American soldiers capture a train filled with unspeakable riches. Jack Wiseman is the lieutenant charged with guarding this treasure --- a responsibility that grows more complicated when he meets Ilona, who has lost everything in the ravages of the Holocaust. Seventy years later, Jack gives a necklace to his granddaughter, Natalie Stein, and charges her with searching for an unknown woman --- a woman whose portrait and fate come to haunt Natalie.
Grand Central Publishing | 9781455520732 | Published April 1, 2014
The Cold War --- a terrifying time when nuclear war between the world's two superpowers was an ever-present threat, an all-too-real possibility that could be set off at the touch of a button --- provides a chilling backdrop to this collection of all-new short stories from today's most celebrated mystery writers. Bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson have joined forces to bring us 20 tales of paranoia, espionage and psychological drama.
Random House | 9781400069545 | Published April 1, 2014
In a span of 10 years, Gail Caldwell had lost her best friend, her mother and her dog. Making matters worse, the polio she'd contracted in her infancy had reduced her stride to a painful limp, and it seemed things would only get worse. Then, a routine doctor's visit revealed that a common surgery could restore her gait. She would soon discover how many other things it would restore: her sense of her self was not in decline, but powerful and potent.
Henry Holt and Co. | 9780805099928 | Published April 1, 2014
While it might be a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a title and no money must be in want of a fortune, what does a sexually awakened young woman want? In her wickedly alluring romp through the late-Georgian London, Italian piano making, and tightly-fitted Polonaise gowns, Katharine Grant has written a startling and provocative debut.
Bloomsbury Press | 9781608198245 | Published April 1, 2014
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history. The bill's passage has often been credited to the political leadership of President Lyndon Johnson, or the moral force of Martin Luther King. Yet as Clay Risen shows, the battle for the Civil Rights Act was a story much bigger than those two men. It was a broad, epic struggle, a sweeping tale of unceasing grassroots activism, ringing speeches, backroom deal-making and hand-to-hand legislative combat.
Quercus | 9781623651312 | Published April 1, 2014
Duluth PD Lieutenant Jonathan Stride discovers a young woman, Cat Mateo, hiding in his bedroom. Cat is the daughter of a woman he tried and failed to protect from a violent husband years ago. When Cat asks Stride for protection from a mysterious person she claims is trying to kill her, Stride is driven by guilt and duty to help her. But should he be afraid for --- or of --- this damaged girl?
Knopf | 9780307595157 | Published April 1, 2014
Frederick Brown explores the tumultuous forces unleashed in France by the Dreyfus Affair and its aftermath, and examines how the clashing ideologies --- the swarm of ’isms --- and their blood-soaked political scandals and artistic movements following the horrors of World War I resulted in the country’s era of militant authoritarianism, rioting, violent racism and nationalistic fervor. We see how these forces overtook the country’s sense of reason, sealing the fate of an entire nation, and led to the fall of France and the rise of the Vichy government.
Spiegel & Grau | 9780812993318 | Published April 1, 2014
A beautiful young woman appears fully dressed in an overflowing bathtub at the Frangipani Hotel in Hanoi. A jaded teenage girl in Houston befriends an older Vietnamese gentleman she discovers naked behind a dumpster. A trucker in Saigon is asked to drive a dying young man home to his village. In these evocative and always surprising stories, the supernatural coexists with the mundane lives of characters who struggle against the burdens of the past.
Simon & Schuster | 9781451665413 | Published April 1, 2014
Dr. Peter McGraw, founder of the Humor Research Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, teamed up with journalist Joel Warner on a far-reaching search for the secret behind humor. Their journey spanned the globe, from New York to Japan, from Palestine to the Amazon. Meanwhile, the duo conducted their own humor experiments along the way --- to wince-worthy, hilarious and illuminating results.
Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802122544 | Published April 1, 2014
Daniel Branwell has survived the First World War and returned to the small fishing town where he was born. As he works on the land, struggling to make a living in the aftermath of war, he is drawn deeper and deeper into the traumas of the past and memories of his dearest friend and his first love. Above all, as the drama unfolds, Daniel is haunted by the terrible, unforeseen consequences of a lie.
St. Martin's Press | 9781250025036 | Published April 1, 2014
There are so few established facts about how the son of a glove maker from Warwickshire became one of the greatest writers of all time that some people doubt he could really have written so many astonishing plays. THE SECRET LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE pulls back the curtain to imagine what it might have really been like to be Shakespeare before a seemingly ordinary man became a legend.
Algonquin Books | 9781616203214 | Published April 1, 2014
A.J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Slowly but surely, he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island . Then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore --- an unexpected arrival that gives A.J. the opportunity to make his life over and the ability to see everything anew.
Crown | 9780307885913 | Published April 1, 2014
The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN and EVERY DAY IN TUSCANY, Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. With her signature style and grace, Mayes explores the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family.
William Morrow | 9780062279385 | Published April 1, 2014
When an elderly professor at Cambridge is murdered, a victim of bizarre, ancient Chinese torture, Alex Hawke teams up with his Scotland Yard colleague and friend, Inspector Ambrose Congreve, to find the killer. But the death is only the opening move in a tense and lethal game of geopolitical brinksmanship. Hawke must pull off his most daring mission yet: infiltrate China and neutralize the source of their advantage, or risk witnessing World War III.
Pamela Dorman Books | 9780670015771 | Published April 3, 2014
Ruth Lennox is found dead in a pool of her own blood. Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson can’t piece together a motive and calls in psychotherapist Frieda Klein, hoping her talents will offer a new angle on the case. When it emerges that Ruth was hiding a scandalous secret, her family closes ranks. Then a patient’s chance remark sends Frieda down a dangerous path that seems to lead to a serial killer who has long escaped detection.
W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393060058 | Published April 7, 2014
We meet the Mishra family in Delhi in 1978, where eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother, Birju, are waiting for the day when their plane tickets will arrive and they and their mother can fly across the world and join their father in America. Life is extraordinary until tragedy strikes, leaving one brother severely brain-damaged and the other lost and virtually orphaned in a strange land. Ajay prays to a God he envisions as Superman, longing to find his place amid the ruins of his family’s new life.
Taylor Trade Publishing | 9781589798977 | Published April 7, 2014
THE DUKE, THE LONGHORNS, AND CHAIRMAN MAO is a fly-on-the-wall exploration of a wild weekend and an immersion into the John Wayne mythology: his politics, his inspirations, the plots to assassinate him, his connections to Stalin, Khrushchev and Chairman Mao, and the death of the Western.
Algonquin Books | 9781616201104 | Published April 8, 2014
Ellen Gilchrist’s first collection of short stories since 2005 consists of 10 pieces that take place in the American South, mainly in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Her characters are good-hearted Southerners, many of them wealthy, who are forced to confront life’s toughest challenges --- from natural disasters to terrorist threats to multiple sclerosis and untimely death --- and who emerge from each experience with a renewed belief in the goodness of human nature.
Knopf | 9780307962904 | Published April 8, 2014
ASTONISH ME is the irresistible story of Joan, a young American dancer who helps a Soviet ballet star, the great Arslan Rusakov, defect in 1975. A flash of fame and a passionate love affair follow, but Joan knows that, onstage and off, she is destined to remain in the background. After her relationship with Arslan sours, Joan plots to make a new life for herself.
Putnam Adult | 9780399164163 | Published April 8, 2014
When Manhattan’s elite are beset by a series of clever crimes --- and Stone Barrington is a material witness --- he and his former partner, Dino Bacchetti, find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud. As Stone and Dino delve deeper into their investigation, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have some intimate ties to Stone…and that the biggest heist is still to come.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316134071 | Published April 8, 2014
Little, Brown and Company | 9780316254038 | Published April 8, 2014
In 1972, the American gangster Meyer Lansky petitions the Israeli government for citizenship. His request is denied, and he is returned to the U.S. to stand trial. He leaves behind a mistress in Tel Aviv, a Holocaust survivor named Gila Konig. In 2009, American journalist Hannah Groff travels to Israel to investigate the killing of an Israeli writer. As she connects the dots between the murdered writer, Lansky, Gila and her own father, Hannah becomes increasingly obsessed with the dark side of her heritage.
Riverhead Hardcover | 9781594633171 | Published April 8, 2014
In the winter of 1996, more than a hundred individuals gather at the site of a former concentration camp for a weeklong retreat during which they will offer prayer and witness at the crematoria and meditate in all weathers on the selection platform, while eating and sleeping in the quarters of the Nazi officers who sent more than a million Jews to their deaths. Clements Olin, an American academic of Polish descent, is forced to abandon his observer’s role and embrace a history his family has long suppressed.
St. Martin's Press | 9781250010094 | Published April 8, 2014
Jake Buckman picks up his 16-year-old son, Ryan, at their suburban movie theater. On the way home, Ryan asks to drive on a deserted road, and Jake sees it as a chance to make a connection. However, what starts as a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns into a nightmare. Tragedy strikes, and with Ryan’s entire future hanging in the balance, Jake is forced to make a split-second decision that plunges them both into a world of guilt and lies.
Knopf | 9780385353670 | Published April 8, 2014
Expanded and updated exclusively for graduates just entering the workforce, this edition of LEAN IN includes a letter to graduates from Sheryl Sandberg and six additional chapters from experts offering advice on finding and getting the most out of a first job; résumé writing; best interviewing practices; negotiating your salary; listening to your inner voice; owning who you are; and leaning in for millennial men.
HarperOne | 9780062024350 | Published April 8, 2014
Barbara Brown Taylor has become increasingly uncomfortable with our tendency to associate all that is good with lightness and all that is evil and dangerous with darkness. Doesn’t God work in the nighttime as well? In LEARNING TO WALK IN THE DARK, Taylor asks us to put aside our fears and anxieties and to explore all that God has to teach us “in the dark.”
Twelve | 9781455501762 | Published April 8, 2014
In middle age, Barbara Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny --- or, as she later learned to call them, "mystical" --- experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search.
Picador | 9781250041548 | Published April 8, 2014
When an MRI reveals that Mimi Malloy’s brain is filled with black spots --- areas of atrophy, her doctor says --- the prospect living out her days in an “Old Timer’s facility” starts to look like more than just an idea at the top of her eldest daughter’s to-do list. Yet as Mimi prepares to take a stand, she stumbles upon an old pendant, and her memory starts to return --- specifically, recollections of a shockingly painful childhood, her long-lost sister and the wicked stepmother she swore to forget.
William Morrow | 9780062132826 | Published April 8, 2014
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell plunges into the adventurous and deadly world of underwater treasure hunters in a heart-stopping tale that superbly combines atmosphere, action, romance and suspense.
FaithWords | 9781455526192 | Published April 8, 2014
Kathy Sanders's life was changed forever when a bomb exploded, killing her two grandsons. For months, Kathy wondered if the God she'd worshipped all her life even existed. After battling bitterness and contemplating suicide, she turned to the Lord and asked what He'd have her do. The answer was clear: Forgive your enemies. Thus Kathy forged a friendship with Terry Nichols, one of the men convicted in the bombing, via phone conversations, letters, and even face-to-face meetings.
Atria Books | 9781451621532 | Published April 8, 2014
In 1533 an Italian orphan is plucked from poverty to become Catherine de Medici’s perfumer--- and personal poison brewer. Five centuries later a dangerous treasure hunt is on too discover the boys greatest secret, the key to immortality.
Simon & Schuster | 9781451691436 | Published April 8, 2014
For decades, conservative and corporate interests have worked to obscure the greatest achievement of the Greatest Generation: securing Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms for all Americans. These were the democratic aims that helped beat the Great Depression, defeat the Axis Powers in World War II, and turn the United States into the strongest and richest nation in history. In this eye-opening account, Harvey Kaye recalls the full story of this generation’s extraordinary struggles and accomplishments.
Simon & Schuster | 9781476733807 | Published April 8, 2014
John Lago infiltrates top-level companies and assassinates crooked executives while disguised as an intern. He is currently interning at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, hired to assassinate one of the firm’s heavily guarded partners. He is pitted against the toughest --- and sexiest --- adversary he’s ever faced: an FBI agent assigned to take down the same law partner he’s been assigned to kill.
Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250034779 | Published April 8, 2014
Declan O Donnell has sailed out of Oregon and deep into the vast, wild ocean, finally having had enough of other people and their problems. But the galaxy soon presents him with a string of odd, entertaining and dangerous passengers, who become companions of every sort and stripe. THE PLOVER is the story of their adventures and misadventures in the immense blue country one of their company calls Pacifica.
Doubleday | 9780385537520 | Published April 8, 2014
From the author of the beloved Josephine B. Trilogy comes a spellbinding novel inspired by the true story of a young woman who rises from poverty to become confidante to the most powerful, provocative and dangerous woman in the 17th century French court: the mistress of the charismatic Sun King.
Doubleday | 9780385537650 | Published April 8, 2014
Set in New York in a not-so-distant future where the long predicted "death of print" has finally become a reality, THE WORD EXCHANGE revolves around Anana Johnson, whose father Doug is an anti-intellectual hard at work on the final edition of the North American Dictionary of the English Language (NADEL). One evening, Doug disappears from the NADEL offices, leaving a single written clue: ALICE, a code word he and Anna devised to signal if one of them ever fell into harm's way.
Atria Books | 9781451664690 | Published April 8, 2014
In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a bestselling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit. But there was a time when such stellar success seemed like a dream. In this revelatory and deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the 1970s and ’80s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft amid personal and professional tumult.
Harper | 9780061896453 | Published April 8, 2014
In this eye-opening, authoritative biography, Adam Begley offers a captivating portrait of John Updike, the author who saw himself as a literary spy in small-town and suburban America. Drawing on in-depth archival research, as well as interviews with the writer's family, friends and colleagues, Begley explores how Updike's fiction was shaped by his tumultuous personal life.
FaithWords | 9781455517411 | Published April 8, 2014
Throughout the Bible, God delights in turning tragic endings into new beginnings. Every biblical fresh start reveals the amazing, awe-inspiring hope we have for our own new beginnings in God's plan for our lives. In YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN, Joyce Meyer explores the beauty and infinite supply of God's love and grace. Through inspiring stories, Scriptural principles, and her classic practical, life-application approach, Joyce powerfully demonstrates that God isn't done with you yet.
W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393082050 | Published April 14, 2014
Why is it that Leonard Cohen receives the sort of reverence we reserve for a precious few living artists? Why are his songs, three or four decades after their original release, suddenly gracing the charts, blockbuster movie sound tracks, and television singing competitions? These are two of the questions at the heart of A BROKEN HALLELUJAH, a meditation on the singer, his music, and the ideas and beliefs at its core.
W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393240795 | Published April 14, 2014
Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions and shaped their collective character for generations to come. Cultural historian John F. Kasson shows how the most famous, adored, imitated and commodified child in the world astonished movie goers, created a new international culture of celebrity, and revolutionized the role of children as consumers.
Dutton Adult | 9780525954279 | Published April 15, 2014
The Trinidad contract was supposed to be simple: to make a living man become a dead man. When the job goes bad, there is nowhere for agent MX-401, known as Reaper, to hide from the fearsome local warlords, the Laventille Killers. Her employers, the Barbarians, send her to Barbados with the LK’s in hot pursuit of the woman who took many of their own. While she trawls for low-profile assignments to keep her skills sharp and a few dollars in her pocket, Reaper discovers that family ties run deep, on both sides of the fight.
Forge Books | 9780765333544 | Published April 15, 2014
Dominique Monaghan just wanted to get even with her two-timing, married boyfriend, a washed-up boxer stuck in a toxic marriage to a dangerously spoiled socialite. However, an elaborate blackmail scheme soon lands her in the middle of an unexpected kidnapping…and attempted murder. But who is actually out to kill whom?
Knopf | 9780385351416 | Published April 15, 2014
From the acclaimed and award-winning author of ANYWHERE BUT HERE and MY HOLLYWOOD comes a powerful new novel about a young boy’s quest to uncover the mysteries of his unraveling family. What he discovers turns out to be what he least wants to know: the inner workings of his parents’ lives. And even then he can’t stop searching.
Gallery Books | 9781451689341 | Published April 15, 2014
While on leave from her job, police detective Andrea Finch gets an urgent call from her younger brother. Her search for answers takes her to a dusty Texas border town where danger lurks in plain sight. FBI agent Jon North is working undercover in west Texas investigating an unsolved murder that may be linked to a broader plot. But when the evidence points to Andrea’s brother, Jon finds that persuading the stubborn cop to help will be harder than cracking his toughest case.
Grove Press | 9780802123015 | Published April 15, 2014
When Cat Morland is asked to join family friends on a trip to Edinburgh, she can’t wait to escape her home in Dorset. She meets new friends, finds love, experiences heartbreak, and faces a mystery or two that can’t compete with her dark and macabre imagination. It’s that creativity that gets her in trouble and could possibly ruin the life she was finally starting to imagine for herself.
Mulholland Books | 9780316212472 | Published April 15, 2014
Alex Garnett has spent his life in the shadow of his father, a former Chief of Staff and Solicitor General to two presidents who's been responsible for getting Alex every job he ever had, including his latest: attorney for the CIA. However, a seemingly routine litigation leads to a series of unexpected events, including poison, kidnapping, torture and murder. As casualties pile up, it becomes clear Alex is the final target in someone's blood-soaked attempts to cover their tracks.
Harper | 9780062103178 | Published April 15, 2014
Award-winning journalist and host of Black "Enterprise" Business Report Caroline Clarke has penned a moving memoir of her surprise discovery of her birthmother --- Cookie Cole, the daughter of Nat King Cole --- and the relationship that blossomed between them through the heartfelt messages they exchanged on hundreds of postcards.
Simon & Schuster | 9781451687156 | Published April 15, 2014
Nina Sankovitch’s son is heading off to Harvard, and she hopes that he will write to her, as she wrote to her mother. But times have changed. Before Nina can persuade her child of the value of letters, she must first understand for herself exactly what it is about letters that make them so significant --- and just why she wants to receive letters from her son. So she sets off on a quest through the history of letter writing.
Soho Press | 9781616953362 | Published April 15, 2014
Eighteen-year-old Sean Madigan Hoen was struggling to keep his involvement in the city’s hardcore punk scene a secret from his family. Then he learned that his father, too, had a second life --- as a crack addict. SONGS ONLY YOU KNOW begins in the '90s and spans a decade during which the family fights to hold itself together. The closer Sean comes to realizing his musical dream, the further he drifts from his family and himself.
WaterBrook Press | 9780307730930 | Published April 15, 2014
With no arms, no legs and no defense, Nick Vujicic was once a bully’s target and knows what it feels like to be picked on and pushed around: It makes your stomach hurt, gives you nightmares, and feels like there is no hope in sight. But Nick shows how you too can overcome and rise above bullying. You can stand up to the challenge, because you have greater power over your feelings and your life than you may think!
Harper | 9780062287939 | Published April 15, 2014
SUPREME COMMANDER combines political history and military biography to tell for the first time how General Douglas MacArthur achieved a nation-building feat never before attempted nor replicated since. Seymour Morris Jr. reveals this flawed man at his best --- as one who treated a defeated enemy with respect; made informed, thoughtful decisions; yet could also be brash and stubborn when necessary, leading the occupation with intelligence, class and compassion.
Putnam Adult | 9780399164453 | Published April 15, 2014
When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn’t capable of violence, so he recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Their investigation draws them into a rarified circle where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession.
Pegasus | 9781605985497 | Published April 15, 2014
One of the most dramatic periods of British history, the Wars of the Roses didn't end at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Despite the death of Richard III and Henry VII's victory, it continued underground into the following century with plots, pretenders and subterfuge by the ousted white rose faction. In a brand new interpretation of this turning point in history, historian Desmond Seward reviews the story of the Tudors' seizure of the throne and shows that for many years they were far from secure.
St. Martin's Press | 9781250045133 | Published April 15, 2014
The hurricane that is the famous author Nicolas Kolt is down to its last battering winds. While he’s hiding on a Tuscan island from publishers, family, friends, and life in general, a whole host of indiscretions and minor misunderstandings come to light. Once more, Nicolas is forced to deal with his past --- a past full of family secrets that he cannot comprehend.
St. Martin's Press | 9781250043344 | Published April 15, 2014
Alexander Ferguson takes up his new parish, a poor. He hopes to uncover the truth behind the legend of the selkies --- mermaids or seal people who have been sighted off the north of Scotland for centuries. It will be more than a century before the Sea House reluctantly gives up its secrets. Ruth and Michael buy the grand building. Their dreams are marred by a shocking discovery. The tiny bones of a baby are buried beneath the house; the child's fragile legs are fused together --- a mermaid child.
Simon & Schuster | 9781476704586 | Published April 15, 2014
In 1924, the English mountaineer Ashley Walsingham dies attempting to summit Mount Everest, leaving his fortune to his former lover, Imogen Soames-Andersson. But because she can’t be found, the estate remains unclaimed. Nearly 80 years later, it is discovered that a young American named Tristan Campbell could be the estate’s rightful heir. If Tristan can prove he is Imogen’s descendant, the inheritance will be his. But with only weeks before Ashley’s trust expires, Tristan must hurry to find the evidence he needs.
Harper | 9780062276025 | Published April 15, 2014
In the crisp, early hours of an autumn morning, the police are called to investigate two deaths. The first is a suspected murder at a farm on the outskirts of a small village. The second is a reported suicide at a nearby quarry. As Detective Chief Inspector Louisa Smith and her team gather evidence, they discover a shocking link between the two cases and the two deaths --- a bond that sealed their terrible fates one cold night, under a silent moon.
Crown | 9780804136891 | Published April 15, 2014
Claudia seems to have the perfect life. She has her beautiful home and family, but she is also committed to her full-time job as a social worker. She hires Zoe as a nanny. She finds Zoe in her bedroom, going through her clothes and reading her papers, Claudia's initial anxiety turns into fear. Meanwhile, vicious attacks on pregnant women are taking place and Claudia becomes acutely aware of how vulnerable she is. With her husband away, who will protect her? And just what does Zoe want from her?
Henry Holt and Co. | 9780805098037 | Published April 22, 2014
Young Marcia Garcia, a gifted and smart-mouthed 16-year-old seamstress, lives alone, raising two small boys and guarding a family secret. When she meets Farouk Karam, an ambitious young policeman, the risks and rewards in Marcia’s life amplify forever. The novel follows Marcia and Farouk from their amusing and passionate courtship through personal and historical events that threaten Marcia’s secret, entangle the couple and their children in a scandal, and endanger the future for all of them.
Harper | 9780062237477 | Published April 22, 2014
Based on the acclaimed HBO documentary, 50 CHILDREN is the astonishing true story of how one American couple transported 50 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939 --- the single largest group of unaccompanied refugee children allowed into the United States.
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. | 9781414368184 | Published April 22, 2014
To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she’s paid to finally feel like she’s somebody. Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what’s expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes. But fame comes at an awful price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted.
Knopf | 9780385351850 | Published April 22, 2014
Across town from St. Jarlath’s Crescent is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations and sensibilities.
Grand Central Publishing | 9781455578450 | Published April 22, 2014
With grace, heart, and humor, Robin Roberts writes about overcoming breast cancer only to learn five years later that she will need a bone marrow transplant to combat a rare blood disorder, the grief and heartbreak she suffered when her mother passed away, her triumphant return to GMA after her medical leave, and the tremendous support and love of her family and friends that saw her through her difficult times.
William Morrow | 9780061656002 | Published April 22, 2014
When Hilary Blum stops to help a car that slammed into a tree, she discovers the driver dead --- and a satchel stuffed with a half a million dollars. That money could prevent her family's ruin and keep her special needs son in school. In an instant, this honest, achieving woman who has always done the responsible thing makes a decision that puts her in the center of maelstrom of dark consequences and life-threatening recriminations.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374175627 | Published April 22, 2014
One September morning in 2008, an investment banker approaching forty, his career in collapse and his marriage unraveling, receives a surprise visitor at his West London townhouse. In the disheveled figure of a South Asian male carrying a backpack, the banker recognizes a long-lost friend, a mathematics prodigy who disappeared years earlier under mysterious circumstances. The friend has resurfaced to make a confession of unsettling power.
Little, Brown and Company | 9780316243391 | Published April 22, 2014
In 1982, 20-year-old Nina Stibbe moved to London to work as a nanny to two opinionated and lively young boys. In frequent letters home to her sister, Nina described her trials and triumphs. Dinner table discussions cover the gamut, from the greats of English literature, to swearing in German, to sexually transmitted diseases. There's no end to what Nina can learn from these boys (rude words) and their broad-minded mother (the who's who of literary London).
Harper | 9780061713781 | Published April 22, 2014
Paris in the 1920s shimmers with excitement, dissipation and freedom. At the Chameleon Club, the striking Lou Villars, an extraordinary athlete and scandalous cross-dressing lesbian, finds refuge among the club’s loyal denizens, including the rising Hungarian photographer Gabor Tsenyi, the socialite and art patron Baroness Lily de Rossignol, and the caustic American writer Lionel Maine. As the years pass, their fortunes --- and the world itself --- evolve.
Algonquin Books | 9781616200688 | Published April 22, 2014
Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer would not have been able to imagine her life today: married to a Libyan-born Muslim, raising two children with Arabic names in the American South. Nor could she have imagined the prejudice she would encounter or the profound ways her marriage would change her perception of the world. MY ACCIDENTAL JIHAD explores what it means to open our hearts to another culture and to embrace our own.
William Morrow | 9780062205742 | Published April 22, 2014
Six months ago, Abby's longtime boyfriend-turned-fiancé, Ben, dumped her on Facebook while she was trying on dresses for the big day. Her best friend, Grace, devises a plan to get Abby back on her game. But no matter where they go, Abby and Grace discover that in this era of social media --- when seemingly everyone is preserving every last detail of their lives online --- there is no real escape.
Ballantine Books | 9780345549075 | Published April 22, 2014
When Liz Daniels discovers that her husband, Paul, has kidnapped their two children, she throws herself into the search for them. Her investigation uncovers a disturbing incident from Paul's past, and she begins receiving ominous threats, warning her to stay away. Liz digs deeper into his secrets --- only to discover that his plans are far more extreme than she ever could have imagined.
Zondervan | 9780310275961 | Published April 22, 2014
The soul is the key to our lives, binding our heart, our mind, and our spirit together --- yet what is it, really? In SOUL KEEPING, John Ortberg takes a popular, story-filled approach to the subject of what our soul is and how we can care for it in a world that often forgets it exists in each one of us, waiting to be nurtured.
Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250021359 | Published April 22, 2014
For centuries, the Furies have lived among us. They’re human just like us, except for a rare genetic mutation that they’ve hidden from the rest of the world for hundreds of years. Now, a chance encounter with a beautiful woman named Ariel has led John Rogers into the middle of a secret war among the Furies. Ariel needs John’s help in the battle between a rebellious faction of the clan and their elders. The grand prize in this war is a chance to remake the human race.
William Morrow | 9780061779763 | Published April 22, 2014
Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from the Queen of Britain: the rascal-Fool Pocket. This trio of cunning plotters have lured Pocket to a dark dungeon, promising an evening of sprits and debauchery. But this Fool is no fool…and he's got more than a few tricks (and hand gestures) up his sleeve.
Grand Central Publishing | 9781455521203 | Published April 22, 2014
The president has handed them a high risk assignment. Together, Robie and Reel's talents as assassins are unmatched. But there are some in power who don't trust the pair. They doubt their willingness to follow orders. And they will do anything to see that the two assassins succeed, but that they do not survive.
The Dial Press | 9780385335775 | Published April 22, 2014
At the center of Elizabeth McCracken's extraordinary stories is often a jagged space left by loss: a neighborhood is haunted by a child's ghost, a library staff grapples with the mystery of a patron's death, a corner store manager obsesses over a missing woman, a son absconds forever with his parents' savings. But equally present in this new story collection --- McCracken's first in 20 years --- are passion, charm, humor and joy.
The Permanent Press | 9781579623548 | Published April 25, 2014
MY LADY OF THE BOG follows American anthropologist Xander Donne as he seeks to unravel the ultimate "cold case": that of a beautiful young woman found in an English bog. Donne identifies her as an ancient sacrifice, wondrously preserved by the bog's airless waters, and dead for 700 years! His investigation into her identity and frightful death embroils him in an illicit passion with a gorgeous, enigmatic Deshi princess with, just maybe, a penchant for murder.
Basic Books | 9780465028351 | Published April 29, 2014
Drawing on deep archival research, Geoffrey Wawro charts the decline of the Austro-Hungarian Empire before the war and reconstructs the great battles in the east and the Balkans in thrilling and tragic detail. A MAD CATASTROPHE is a riveting account of a neglected face of World War I, revealing how a once-mighty empire collapsed in the trenches of Serbia and the Eastern Front, changing the course of European history.
Basic Books | 9780465030095 | Published April 29, 2014
Duncan Chaplin Lee was a Rhodes Scholar, patriot and descendent of one of America’s most distinguished families --- and possibly the best-placed mole ever to infiltrate U.S. intelligence operations. In A VERY PRINCIPLED BOY, intelligence expert and former CIA officer Mark A. Bradley traces the tangled roots of Lee’s betrayal and reveals his harrowing struggle to stay one step ahead of America’s spy hunters during and after World War II.
Da Capo Press | 9780306822063 | Published April 29, 2014
In the spring of 1864, Virginia remained unbroken, its armies having repelled Northern armies for more than two years. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia had defeated the campaigns of four Union generals, but their adversary in 1864 was a different kind of Union commander --- Ulysses S. Grant. During six weeks in May and June 1864, Grant's army campaigned as no Union army ever had. When it ended, more than 100,000 men had been killed, wounded, or captured on the battlefields. The Confederacy would never mount another major offensive.
Kensington House Pub Ltd | 9780758293435 | Published April 29, 2014
Brimming with suspense and unrelenting twists, acclaimed author Daniel Palmer’s latest thriller delves into the waking nightmare of a well meaning couple whose biggest --- and most ordinary --- dream has gone terrifyingly awry…
St. Martin's Press | 9781250026224 | Published April 29, 2014
A story of tragedy, survival and justice, FALLING THROUGH CLOUDS is about a young father's fight for his family in the wake of a plane crash that killed his wife, badly injured his two daughters, and thrust him into a David-vs-Goliath legal confrontation with a multi-billion dollar insurance company. Toby Pearson made it his mission to change aviation insurance law in his home state and nationally, while nursing his daughters to recovery and recreating his own life.
Harper | 9780062292810 | Published April 29, 2014
Budding playwright Luke Kanowski, aspiring producer Paul Driscoll, and Paul's girlfriend, Leigh Radley, found a small theater company that enjoys unexpected early success. Then Luke meets Nina Jacobs, who drifts into a marriage with a manipulative theater producer. As Luke becomes a highly sought-after playwright, he stumbles in love, caught in two triangles where love, friendship and art will clash with terrible consequences for all involved.
St. Martin's Press | 9781250020048 | Published April 29, 2014
Catherine Ling is one of the CIA’s most prized operatives. Raised on the unforgiving streets of Hong Kong. If life has taught her anything, it is not to get attached, but there are two exceptions to that rule: her son Luke and her mentor Hu Chang. When Luke was kidnapped at the age of two, it nearly broke her. Now, nine years later, her son has astonishingly been returned to her and Catherine vows never to fail him again. But when her job pulls her away from home, she relies on the brilliant and deadly Hu Chang to safeguard Luke in her absence
Sarah Crichton Books | 9780374228828 | Published April 29, 2014
On an oppressively hot Monday in August of 1966, a student and former marine named Charles Whitman hauled a footlocker of guns to the top of the University of Texas tower and began firing on pedestrians below. Before it was over, 16 people had been killed and 32 wounded. It was the first mass shooting of civilians on a campus in American history. MONDAY, MONDAY follows three students caught up in the massacre.
William Morrow | 9780062311078 | Published April 29, 2014
#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles returns with his most eagerly anticipated novel yet and his first in five years, the first installment in an epic trilogy that interweaves crimes, lies and secrets past and present in a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern lawyer and former prosecutor Penn Cage.
Hogarth | 9780804139090 | Published April 29, 2014
Ephram Jennings has never forgotten the beautiful girl with the long braids running through the piney woods. Ruby has suffered beyond imagining, so as soon as she can, she flees Liberty for 1950s New York. Ruby quickly winds her way into the ripe center of the city. With the terrifying realization that she might not be strong enough to fight her way back out again, Ruby struggles to survive her memories of the town’s dark past. Meanwhile, Ephram must choose between loyalty to the sister who raised him and the chance for a life with the woman he has loved since he was a boy.
Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250034380 | Published April 29, 2014
As the nation saluted the 200th birthday of its independence in a spectacle of festivities, Major League Baseball players waged a war for their own liberties, demanding free agency. For both the nation and its national pastime, the year would turn out revolutionary, indeed. STARS AND STRIKES tracks the tumultuous year from the White House to shorts-wearing White Sox, chronicling a time on the eve of the disco era, after which the sport and the nation would never be the same.
Ecco | 9780062329127 | Published April 29, 2014
Nombeko was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township. But Nombeko takes a different path. She finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s, than voluntarily dismantled them. This is a story about the seventh missile.
Little, Brown and Company | 9780316235655 | Published April 29, 2014
On November 22, 1963, the First Lady accompanied her husband to Dallas, Texas, dressed in a pink Chanel-style suit. Much of her wardrobe came from the New York boutique Chez Ninon, where a young seamstress, an Irish immigrant named Kate, worked behind the scenes to meticulously craft the memorable outfits. When the pink suit Kate created becomes iconic for all the wrong reasons, her already fragile world threatens to rip apart.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781476703183 | Published April 29, 2014
The death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draws private investigator Charlie Parker to the small town of Prosperous… a town with long hidden secrets. Soon Charlie has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive.
Bethany House Publishers | 9780764206238 | Published April 1, 2014
Plain, practical Eleanor Braddock and Archduke Marcus Gottfried come from different worlds, but they are both driven by the desire to choose their own path in life. When love springs between them, can they find a way to join their two futures into one?
St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250042828 | Published April 1, 2014
Gerald Seymour takes readers inside a secretive op to assassinate a man in Iran responsible for rigging many of the roadside bombs used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Through the eyes of our hero, a talented surveillance operative suddenly plucked from home country duty, saddled with a partner he can’t stand, and dropped into the steaming marshland outside the bad guy’s house, Seymour shows us what it’s actually like to be a modern spy and soldier.
Berkley Trade | 9780425270035 | Published April 1, 2014
Nick and Budgie Greenwald are an unwelcome specter from New York socialite Lily Dane’s past: her former best friend and her former fiancé, now recently married. Budgie’s arrival to restore her family’s old house puts her once more in the center of the community’s social scene. The ties that bind Lily to Nick are too strong and intricate to ignore, and the two are drawn back into long-buried dreams, despite their uneasy secrets and many emotional obligations.
Harvest House Publishers | 9780736949804 | Published April 1, 2014
When Caleb Beachy decides to return to the Amish lifestyle, he moves back home and goes to work for his father. Soon these two strong-willed men find themselves at odds. Josie Yoder gives Caleb hope for the future. She soothes his frayed temper and is determined to remind him that, while his faith may have wavered, God never left his side. Caleb is tempted to return Josie’s feelings, but the choices he made while away are a heavy burden on his conscience.
Bethany House Publishers | 9780764210587 | Published April 1, 2014
Marty Dandridge Olson answers an advertisement for a "Lone Star bride." She and her husband-to-be, Jake Wythe, agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience. When missing money and a collapsing economy threaten his job, Jake's yearning to return to ranching grows ever stronger, much to Marty's dismay. But a fondness has grown between them, further complicating matters.
Back Bay Books | 9780316243926 | Published April 1, 2014
Charged with the brutal murder of her former master, Agnes is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard.
Bethany House Publishers | 9780764209925 | Published April 1, 2014
The train to Garber, Texas, is supposed to bring life's next victory to Nicholas Lovelace. Instead, it gets held up by robbers who are thwarted by the last person Nick ever expected --- Anne Tillerton from back home in Prairie Lea. Anne has been hiding away as a buffalo hunter. She's only in town to find their runaway cook, but the woman flees --- leaving Anne with her infant son. With Nick the only person Anne knows in town, the two form an unlikely team as they try to figure out what to do with the child.
FaithWords | 9781455513130 | Published April 1, 2014
In FATHERLESS, Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner depicted a time in which present-day trends come to sinister fruition. This eagerly awaited follow-up transports readers to a not-too-distant future when the young and healthy strain under the burden of a rapidly aging population. What happens when the abiding joys of parenthood are exchanged for the gradual deterioration of a CHILDLESS world?
FaithWords | 9781455514281 | Published April 1, 2014
In ETCHED...UPON MY HEART, Jill Kelly shares some of the unforgettable moments in her life --- some sorrowful, others filled with joy --- as a "living epistle" to her daughters. Kelly's raw and honest reflections provide encouragement and inspiration for women and mothers who long to pass on hard-won knowledge of God's steadfast love and healing grace to their children.
Bethany House Publishers | 9780764211607 | Published April 1, 2014
In 1944, Hadassah Benjamin feels abandoned by God when she is saved from a firing squad only to be handed over to a new enemy. She is able to hide behind the false identity of Stella Muller, but in order to survive, she is forced to stand by as her own people are sent to Auschwitz. Stella pours herself into her efforts to keep even some of the camp's prisoners safe, but she risks the revelation of her true identity with every attempt.
Mariner Books | 9780544227873 | Published April 1, 2014
From 2004 to 2011, Terry Francona managed the Boston Red Sox, one of the most talked-about and scrutinized teams in all of sports. In FRANCONA, the legendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they went from cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history.
W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393348743 | Published April 1, 2014
Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In GULP, we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of --- or has the courage to ask.
Penguin Books | 9780143125426 | Published April 1, 2014
At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students are taught to persuade. They harness the hidden power of language to manipulate the mind and learn to break down individuals by psychographic markers in order to take control of their thoughts. The very best will graduate as “poets”: adept wielders of language who belong to a nameless organization that is as influential as it is secretive.
Three Rivers Press | 9780307716491 | Published April 1, 2014
Culturally, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were light-years apart. Yet they were nearly the same age and almost the same size, and they came to New York at the same time. They were both products of generations of baseball-playing families, for whom the game was the only escape from a lifetime of brutal manual labor. These two men shared a close personal friendship, and each was the only man who could truly understand the other's experience.
Gallery Books | 9781476702926 | Published April 1, 2014
Frances Osgood’s life is already complicated when she meets Edgar Allan Poe. Admiration, quickly followed by deep attraction, sends the two on a strange journey. Knowing they can’t have what their hearts both want, they deny their love and yet find themselves in a very complicated relationship that neither knows how to get out of --- or if they even want out.
Picador | 9781250043641 | Published April 1, 2014
Mitchell Zukor is hired by a mysterious new financial consulting firm to calculate worst-case scenarios in the most intricate detail, and his schemes are sold to corporations to indemnify them against any future disasters. As Mitchell immerses himself in the mathematics of catastrophe, he loses touch with his last connection to reality: Elsa Bruner, a friend with her own apocalyptic secret. Just as Mitchell’s predictions reach a nightmarish crescendo, an actual worst-case scenario overtakes Manhattan. Mitchell is uniquely prepared to profit. But at what cost?
Soho Crime | 9781616953645 | Published April 1, 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa: At first, the case appears to be one of simple misadventure. Sonet Meintjies, a base jumper, falls to her death while attempting to parachute off a newly built 65-story skyscraper. But Sonet’s jumping partner insists that this was no accident, and he hires private investigator Jade de Jong to uncover the truth.
Ballantine Books | 9780345530769 | Published April 1, 2014
In this breathtaking saga of love, war, art and intrigue, Edward Rutherfurd has set his sights on the most magnificent city in the world: Paris. Moving back and forth in time across centuries, the story unfolds through intimate and vivid tales of self-discovery, divided loyalties, passion, and long-kept secrets of characters both fictional and real, all set against the backdrop of the glorious city.
Harvest House Publishers | 9780736953498 | Published April 1, 2014
When the Burgert family moves to Seattle in 1852, Kathryn is convinced her father has destroyed her life. The backwoods settlement offers none of the comforts and culture she loves in San Francisco. She cares nothing for the new sawmill the townsfolk are so excited about. That is, until she meets Jason, a lumberjack with dreams for a bright future. As she comes to know Jason, Kathryn can’t help catching his vision. But the future they hope for is anything but secure.
St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250042002 | Published April 1, 2014
In a world turned upside down, it may be the arriving aliens who offer limitless possibilities. Young engineering student Rip Cantrell and ex-Air Force test pilot Charlotte “Charley” Pine face an incredible decision: Do they dare leave the safety of earth to travel into the great wilderness of the universe?
Revell | 9780800722043 | Published April 1, 2014
In this collection of brand-new historical novellas, four young women find their lives altered after each receives a letter that sets her on a new path toward a changed life --- and perhaps lifelong love. From a Hudson River steamboat to a lush drawing room, from a carousel carver's workshop to a remote and controversial hospital, readers will love being swept into the lives of four young women who are making their way in the world and finding love where they least expect it.
Revell | 9780800722876 | Published April 1, 2014
In March 2010, 13-year-old Taylor Storch's life was tragically cut short by a skiing accident. With only a few minutes to consider their options, her grieving family made the life-changing decision to donate her organs. Over the course of the next two years, Tara and Todd Storch connected with four of the five people who now live because of Taylor's gift. And through these encounters, the Storches have discovered unexpected blessings that are changing countless lives.
Harvest House Publishers | 9780736957342 | Published April 1, 2014
New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, THE AMISH GROOM (Book 1 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives.
Mariner Books | 9780544227736 | Published April 1, 2014
Temple Grandin may be the most famous person with autism, a condition that affects 1 in 88 children. Since her birth in 1947, our understanding of it has undergone a great transformation, leading to more hope than ever before that we may finally learn the causes of and treatments for autism. Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the advances in neuroimaging and genetic research that link brain science to behavior.
Mariner Books | 9780547834382 | Published April 1, 2014
Part biography, part cultural history, THE CREATION OF ANNE BOLEYN is a reconstruction of Anne Boleyn’s life and an illuminating look at her very active afterlife in the popular imagination. With recent novels, movies and television shows, Anne has been having a 21st-century moment, but Susan Bordo shows how many generations of polemicists, biographers, novelists and filmmakers have imagined and reimagined her: whore, martyr, cautionary tale, proto-“mean girl,” feminist icon, and everything in between.
Broadway Books | 9780385347457 | Published April 1, 2014
Noa P. Singleton was found guilty of first-degree murder 10 years ago. Now, just six months away from her execution date, Noa is visited by Marlene Dixon, an attorney who is also the heartbroken mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing. She tells Noa that she has had a change of heart and will do everything in her power to convince the governor to commute the sentence to life in prison --- if Noa will finally reveal what led her to commit her crime.
Random House Trade Paperbacks | 9780812978728 | Published April 1, 2014
In this major new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South, utterly destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended. Told through the words of the people who lived it, THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF DIXIE illuminates the way a war undertaken to preserve the status quo became a second American Revolution whose impact on the country was as strong and lasting as that of our first.
Vintage | 9780307745361 | Published April 1, 2014
When two plane crashes set off a spellbinding chain reaction of murder, inadvertent kidnapping, corporate corruption, and financial double-dealing, it’s not enough that Niceville detective Nick Kavanaugh (ex–Special Forces) has to investigate. He and his wife, family lawyer Kate, have also just taken in brutally orphaned Rainey Teague. Something bothers Nick about Rainey --- and it isn’t just that the woman in charge of attendance at Rainey’s prep school has disappeared.
William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062283108 | Published April 1, 2014
Allie Crawford has the life she always dreamed of. But when she finds her husband locked in their laundry room with a stunning blonde, a scandal ensues that flips her life on its head. And when the woman wants to befriend Allie, an old flame calls, and a new guy gets a little too close for comfort, she starts to think her marriage is more of a facade than something real. Maybe she's fallen in love not with Wade, but with the idea of him.
Bethany House Publishers | 9780764211980 | Published April 1, 2014
Of her Old Order parents' five daughters, Tessie Miller is the last to marry. She has her heart set on Amishman Marcus King, but Tessie's father opposes the match. Impetuously, Tessie and Marcus elope to the English world, then return to Hickory Hollow to live as singles, trusting they'll convince the Millers to give their love a chance over time. But when the unthinkable happens, Tessie faces the almost-certain censure of the People.
William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062132475 | Published April 1, 2014
Unable to endure another moment with her insensitive husband and infuriating adult children, Atlanta wife Leslie Carter heads to the Carolina Lowcountry to reassess her life and ends up reconnecting with her first love, a man who awakens a realization in her that life is too short to settle for anything less than the best.
Berkley Trade | 9780425268421 | Published April 1, 2014
Rose Baker is a typist in a New York City Police Department precinct. It is 1923, and while she may hear every detail about shootings, knifings and murders, as soon as she leaves the interrogation room, she is once again the weaker sex. When glamorous Odalie joins the typing pool, Rose is drawn fully into Odalie’s high-stakes world. And soon her fascination with Odalie turns into an obsession from which she may never recover.
William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062049155 | Published April 1, 2014
Drawing on untapped resources, exclusive interviews, and new archival research, THE POPE’S LAST CRUSADE by Peter Eisner is a thrilling narrative that sheds new light on Pope Pius XI’s valiant effort to condemn Nazism and the policies of the Third Reich --- a crusade that might have changed the course of World War II.
Abingdon Press | 9781426757983 | Published April 1, 2014
Ashlynne Rothschild is sent to Testament, North Carolina, to earn her chops as a reporter and unearths a story that could turn its people against her. Beneath the picturesque setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains, secrets are buried --- one secret in particular. Keeping it hidden would go against Ashlynne’s journalistic integrity, but publishing the story would hurt those she’s learned to love --- even her gruff, unapproachable boss, who harbors mysteries of his own.
Touchstone | 9781451626100 | Published April 1, 2014
Henry Tudor must marry the princess of the enemy house, Elizabeth of York, to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades. But his bride is still in love with his slain enemy, Richard III --- and her mother and half of England dream of a missing heir, sent into the unknown by the White Queen. When a young man who would be king invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother.
Mariner Books | 9780544289734 | Published April 1, 2014
From a debut author already praised by Colum McCann as a "profound and necessary new voice" comes a novel about two women adrift in New York --- an Iraqi Jewish widow and the latchkey daughter of a chef --- who find each other and a new kind of family through their shared love of cooking.
Center Street | 9781455503964 | Published April 1, 2014
Father Steady Capri knows quite a bit about helping others. But he is afraid Katie Quinn's problems may be beyond his abilities. Katie is a world-famous actress with an all-too-familiar story. Fame seems to have driven her to self-destruct. Steady knows that the true cause of her desire to end her life is buried too deeply for him to reach. However, there is one person who still may be able to save her from herself.
Revell | 9780800721206 | Published April 1, 2014
In October 1962, Colt Harrison and his little brother, Timmy, hatched a plan. They would run away from their Florida home, head for their aunt's house in Savannah, Georgia, and refuse to come home until their parents got back together. But things go terribly, terribly wrong. Colt's mother and father must come to grips with years of neglect and mistrust in order to recover their beloved sons, their love for one another, and their broken marriage.
W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393348880 | Published April 7, 2014
Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an application that records everything its users do. When an Egyptian library invites her to visit as a consultant, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to go. But in Egypt’s postrevolutionary chaos, Josie is abducted --- leaving Judith free to take over Josie’s life at home, including her husband and daughter, while Josie’s talent for preserving memories becomes a surprising test of her empathy and her only means of escape.
Liveright | 9780871407450 | Published April 7, 2014
It’s 1972, and Riddle James Camperdown’s father is running for office from the family compound in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Between Camp’s desire to toughen her up and his wife Greer’s demand for glamour, Riddle has her hands full juggling her eccentric parents. When she accidentally witnesses a crime close to home, her confusion and fear keep her silent. As the summer unfolds, the consequences of her silence multiply.
Random House Trade Paperbacks | 9780812979329 | Published April 8, 2014
Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, residents are electric with hope. In BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS, the lives of four ambitious Annawadians intertwine --- but tragedy and terror may destroy their dreams.
Simon & Schuster | 9781439110201 | Published April 8, 2014
Drawing on a wealth of primary documents, Marie Arana vividly captures the early 19th-century South America that made Simon Bolívar the man he became: fearless general, brilliant strategist, consummate diplomat, dedicated abolitionist, gifted writer, and flawed politician. A major work of history, BOLIVAR not only portrays a dramatic life in all its glory, but is also a stirring declaration of what it means to be South American.
Abrams ComicArts | 9781419712555 | Published April 8, 2014
In a tour de force of both artistic and informational presentation, Philippe Squarzoni weaves together scientific research, interviews with leading experts, personal reflections, and a call for action starting at a grassroots level. Weighing the potential of certain solutions and the false promises of others, this book provides hope and ideas for what the ordinary person can do, but with a realistic view of the magnitude of the changes to be made.
William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062059826 | Published April 8, 2014
From the author of BALANCING ACTS and SAVING RUTH comes the funny, heartwarming and utterly relatable story of three women, each facing her own transitional moment, and all grappling with the idea of motherhood.
Grove Press | 9780802121035 | Published April 8, 2014
Utina, Florida is a small, down-at-heels southern town about to meet the tide of an economic growth that it hasn't seen in decades. The Bravos, a local family held together in equal measure by love, unspoken blame, and tenuously brokered truces, have been complacent with the stagnant ways of the sleepy town. So when opportunity knocks, tempers ignite, secrets are unearthed, and each of the Bravos is forced to confront the tragedies of their shared past.
Mariner Books | 9780544227903 | Published April 8, 2014
In her two decades of writing, Elinor Lipman has populated her fictional universe with characters so utterly real that we feel like they’re old friends. Now she shares an even more intimate world with us --- her own --- in essays that offer a candid, charming take on modern life. Looking back and forging ahead, she considers the subjects that matter most: childhood and condiments, long marriage and solo living, career and politics.
Harper Perennial | 9780062049612 | Published April 8, 2014
A young Indian woman has been shot, and the redoubtable Maisie Dobbs is on the case. In Jacqueline Winspear’s 10th historical mystery, the victim is an emigrant torn between two worlds, and she echoes the perplexing choice facing Maisie herself: settle down with a good man, or seek her destiny in a quest far from home.
Zondervan | 9780310340843 | Published April 8, 2014
Are you exhausted from the pressure to be a perfect parent raising perfect children in this imperfect world? Do you ever wonder, "How did these precious children get stuck with a parent like me?" If so, let these grace-drenched pages saturate your heart with God's unfailing love while also equipping you to be a vessel of God's unconditional love to your children.
Grove Press | 9780802121080 | Published April 8, 2014
Everything goes according to procedure when a patient, Isaac, is released into the community from a high-security mental health ward. But when the staff realizes that he was connected to a series of unexplained episodes of self-harm amongst the ward's patients, and furthermore that he was released in error, they call on Detective Jack Caffery to investigate. Will the terrifying little effigies Isaac made explain the incidents around the ward, or provide the clue Caffery needs to predict what he has planned?
Ballantine Books | 9780345533791 | Published April 8, 2014
Cecilia Ross is looking for a change. She has decided to take time off from her job as a successful motivational speaker and sell her home. She moves in to a beautiful old house in St. Paul, Minnesota, complete with a big front porch, a wild garden, a chef's kitchen --- and three roommates. The four women are different ages, but all are feeling restless, and want to take a road trip to find again the people and things they miss.
Bourbon Street Books | 9780062267016 | Published April 8, 2014
By the stunning white dome of one of Venice’s grandest landmarks, a body with two slugs in the back of the head has been pulled from the icy waters. The victim is a woman, dressed in the sacred robes of a Catholic priest --- a desecration that becomes known as the Abomination. Working her first murder case, Captain Kat Tapo embarks on a trail that proves as elusive and complicated as the city’s labyrinthine backstreets.
Ecco | 9780062207951 | Published April 8, 2014
Alexandra Aldrich, a direct descendant of John Jacob Astor, tells the story of her eccentric, fractured family; her 1980s childhood of bohemian neglect in the squalid attic of Rokeby, the family’s Hudson Valley Mansion; and her brave escape from the clan. Aldrich reaches back to the Gilded Age when the Astor legacy began to come undone, leaving the Aldrich branch of the family penniless and squabbling over what was left.
Random House Trade Paperbacks | 9780812979510 | Published April 8, 2014
Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their hometown. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister urgently calls them home. And so Jim and Bob return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.
Other Press | 9781590516676 | Published April 8, 2014
When Milla is hired as a nanny to allow Siri to work her long hours at the restaurant she owns and her husband, Jon, to supposedly meet the deadline on his book, life in their idyllic summer community takes a dire turn. One rainy July night, Milla disappears without a trace. After her remains are discovered and a suspect is identified, everyone who had any connection with her feels implicated in the tragedy and haunted by what they could have done to prevent it.
Harper Perennial | 9780061563201 | Published April 8, 2014
THE DEADLY SISTERHOOD is an epic tale of eight women whose lives --- marked by fortune and poverty, power and powerlessness --- encompass the spectacle, opportunity and depravity of Italy’s Renaissance. Lucrezia Turnabuoni, Clarice Orsini, Beatrice d’Este, Isabella d’Este, Caterina Sforza, Giulia Farnese, Isabella d’Aragona and Lucrezia Borgia shared the riches of their birthright: wealth, political influence and friendship, but none were not exempt from personal tragedies, exile and poverty.
Vintage | 9780345802552 | Published April 8, 2014
The first day of class for graduate students Ian Joyce and Sarah Gold starts like any other --- until a fellow student, Jake Havens, pulls a wrinkled envelope from his backpack. Inside is a bloodstained scrap of shirt from a boy murdered 14 years ago and an anonymous note taking credit for the killing. The only problem is that the alleged murderer is already dead. Suddenly, the class has a new assignment: find the real killer.
Jericho Books | 9781455523924 | Published April 8, 2014
After nearly dying of cancer in her 20s, Sarah Thebarge fled her successful career, her Ivy League education and a failed relationship, and started over on the West Coast, hoping to quietly pick up the pieces of her broken life. Then she met Hadhi and her five daughters, Somali refugees utterly lost in their new, unfamiliar world. In helping this destitute family, Sarah herself found healing and meaning.
Grand Central Publishing | 9781455517084 | Published April 8, 2014
The nation's most renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate the murder of an American citizen who was targeted by the US government and assassinated in the Bahamas. While his partner, Amelia Sachs, traces the victim's steps in Manhattan, Rhyme leaves the city to pursue the sniper himself. As details of the case start to emerge, the pair discovers that not all is what it seems.
Back Bay Books | 9780316205894 | Published April 8, 2014
In the spring of 1946, with World War II finally over, hundreds of baseball's stars were coming home. It proved to be one of the most memorable seasons in history, capped with a thrilling seven-game World Series. And a new era began, with Jackie Robinson making his professional debut. Robert Weintraub brings to life little-known tales from the war years, including the "world series" service members played in an abandoned Hitler Youth stadium in the fall of 1945.
Mariner Books | 9780544228078 | Published April 8, 2014
Unexpectedly widowed Gwen-Laura Schmidt is still mourning her husband when her older sister Margot invites her to join forces as roommates in Margot’s luxurious Village apartment. Gwen also brings on a third boarder, the handsome, cupcake-baking Anthony. As the three swap money-making schemes and timid Gwen ventures back out into the dating world, the arrival of Margot’s paroled ex in the efficiency apartment downstairs creates not just complications but the chance for all sorts of unexpected forgiveness.
Anchor | 9780307951120 | Published April 8, 2014
Don Snyder and his young son, Jack, made a pact: if one day Jack became good enough to play on the pro golf tour, Don would be his caddie. Years later, Jack was a standout college golfer, and Don moved to St. Andrews, Scotland, to learn from the best caddies in the world. Finally, Don and Jack reunited --- and confronted the challenges of a father-son relationship that had inevitably changed since the days when their journey began.
W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393344073 | Published April 11, 2014
Here is a remarkable true story of forgiveness --- a tremendous testament to the courage that propels one toward remembrance, and finally, peace with the past. A classic war autobiography, THE RAILWAY MAN is a powerful tale of survival and of the human capacity to understand even those who have done us unthinkable harm.
W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393348897 | Published April 14, 2014
When is it wise to be a fool for something? What makes people want to be better than they are? The characters in Joan Silber’s new story collection tackle this question head-on. Vera, the shy, anarchist daughter of missionary parents, leaves her family for love and activism in New York. A generation later, her own doubting daughter insists on the truth of being of two minds, even in marriage. The adulterous son of a Florida hotel owner steals money from his family and departs for Paris, where he takes up with a young woman and finds himself outsmarted in turn.
WaterBrook Press | 9781601425904 | Published April 15, 2014
Ivy Clark is a model who moves to the quaint island town of Greenbrier, South Carolina, to be the new face of her stepmother’s bridal wear line. If only her tenuous future didn’t rest in the hands of Davis Knight, her mysterious new photographer. Not only did he walk away from the kind of success Ivy longs for to work maintenance at a local church, he treats her differently than any man ever has. Somehow, Davis sees through the façade she works so hard to maintain.
Simon & Schuster | 9781451628302 | Published April 15, 2014
After the death of his beloved wife and the loss of his advertising business and home, Alan Christoffersen is a broken man. Leaving everything he knows, he sets out on an extraordinary cross-country journey --- from Seattle to Key West. Along the way, Alan meets people who teach him lessons about love, sacrifice and forgiveness. But in St. Louis, Alan faces another life-changing crisis, putting the journey in jeopardy.
Harper Perennial | 9780062221407 | Published April 15, 2014
A preeminent writer on Paris, John Baxter brilliantly brings to life one of the most dramatic and fascinating periods in the city's history. During World War I, the terrifying sounds of the nearby front could be heard from inside the French capital; Germany's "Paris Gun" and enemy aviators routinely bombarded the city. And yet in its darkest hour, the City of Light blazed more brightly than ever.
Convergent Books | 9781601425324 | Published April 15, 2014
After 20 years of unbelief, estranged from her childhood faith and ultimately from God, Michelle DeRusha unexpectedly found herself wrestling hard with questions of spirituality --- and deeply frustrated by the lack of clear answers. Until she realized that the questions themselves paved a way for faith. SPIRITUAL MISFIT chronicles Michelle's journey toward an understanding that belief and doubt can coexist.
Multnomah Books | 9781601425973 | Published April 15, 2014
In SPOKEN FOR, Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke speak to your heart about what it means for you to belong to Christ, who you are because of His love, and how that affects the way you live. Drawing on biblical promises and their personal experiences, these two friends share what it’s like to live out God’s unfolding love story.
Ecco | 9780062213792 | Published April 15, 2014
After the death of her beloved twin brother and the abandonment of her long-time lover, Greta Wells undergoes electroshock therapy. Over the course of the treatment, Greta finds herself repeatedly sent to 1918, 1941, and back to the present. In these other worlds, Greta finds her brother alive and well --- though fearfully masking his true personality. And her former lover is now her devoted husband. But will he be unfaithful to her in this life as well?
Grand Central Publishing | 9781455521890 | Published April 15, 2014
Rod Dreher, a Philadelphia journalist, returns to his hometown in the wake of his younger sister Ruthie's death. He begins to wonder whether the ordinary life Ruthie led was in fact a path of hidden grandeur, even spiritual greatness, concealed within the modest life of a mother and teacher. In order to explore this revelation, Dreher and his wife decide to have their three children grow up amidst the rituals that had defined his family for five generations.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781451607031 | Published April 15, 2014
An intruder brutally murders an entire family, and newspaper reporter Annika Bengtzon must fly there to report on the case. Upon arrival, she discovers that a fifth family member is unaccounted for. Soon, the killers are found, but they too have met their demise. Amid a culture weighed down by drug smuggling and money laundering, Annika must try to find the missing girl before it’s too late.
Revell | 9780800721978 | Published April 15, 2014
It is 1704 when Frenchwoman Geneviève Gaillain and her sister board the frigate Pélican bound for the distant Louisiana colony. Both have promised to marry one of the rough men toiling in this strange new world in order to escape suffering in the old. When Geneviève falls in love with Tristan Lanier, an expatriate cartographer-turned-farmer whose checkered past is shrouded in mystery, Geneviève realizes that even in this land of liberty one is not guaranteed peace.
WaterBrook Press | 9780307731494 | Published April 15, 2014
In an act of brave defiance, Tamsen Littlejohn escapes the life her harsh stepfather has forced upon her. Forsaking security and an arranged marriage, she enlists frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina. But shedding her old life doesn’t come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance.
Dennis Lehane Books/Ecco | 9780062249906 | Published April 15, 2014
It’s summertime in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue-collar dockside neighborhood. June and Val, two 15-year-olds, take a raft out onto the bay at night to see what they can see. And then they disappear. Only Val will survive, washed ashore and semi-conscious in the weeds. This shocking event will echo through the lives of a diverse cast of Red Hook residents. Val contends with the shadow of her missing friend and a truth she buries deep inside.
Scribner | 9781451693645 | Published April 22, 2014
Two months before his freshman year was set to begin, 17-year-old Dylan Dethier deferred admission to Williams College. With the reluctant blessing of his parents, he set out to play a round of golf in each of the lower 48 states. What began as the teenage wanderlust of a sheltered New England kid became a journey into America’s heart and soul, to “figure out where --- and why --- golf fit in” and what it means to be a young man today.
William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062257406 | Published April 22, 2014
Loosely inspired by the Trailside Killer case that terrorized Marin County, California, in the late 1970s, AFTER HER is a poignant, suspenseful and painfully real family saga that traces a young girl's first explorations of sexuality, the loss of innocence, the bond shared by sisters, and the tender but damaged relationship between a girl and her father that endures even beyond the grave.
Ballantine Books | 9780345534538 | Published April 22, 2014
When Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly 60 years, he stumbled through a surprising portal into American history. EMPTY MANSIONS is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the 19th century with a 21st-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart is a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark, a woman so secretive that, at the time of her death at age 104, no new photograph of her had been seen in decades.
Broadway Books | 9780307588371 | Published April 22, 2014
On a summer morning in Missouri, Nick and Amy Dunne are celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary. Or they would be, if Amy hadn't disappeared from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. As the cops close in and the stream of lies, deceits and inappropriate behavior leaks out, everyone in town is wondering how well they know the one that they love. Did Nick kill his clever and beautiful wife? If not, who did?
Grand Central Publishing | 9781455515844 | Published April 22, 2014
Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put charismatic and ruthless leader Manuel Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him. He begins to embark on an escalating series of assassinations across the country, killings whose brazenness and audacity bring into question the possibility of safety and law in the US.
Harper Perennial | 9780062105639 | Published April 22, 2014
Neglected by her parents, 19-year-old Maya Nidal has grown up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandparents. When her grandfather dies of cancer, Maya turns to drugs, alcohol and petty crime. Her one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile. Here Maya tries to make sense of the past, unravels mysterious truths about life and about her family, and embarks on her greatest adventure: the journey into her own soul.
Mulholland Books | 9780316133708 | Published April 22, 2014
Skinner was the CIA's best choice for "asset protection," or at least he was until his handlers started to fear him just as much as his enemies did and banished him to the hinterlands of the intelligence community. Now, an ornate cyber-terrorist attack draws Skinner back into the fray. His asset is a roboticist named Jae, an expert in the new era of global guerrilla warfare. If Skinner fails now, the balance of power around the world could tip in a perilous new direction.
Vintage | 9780345807298 | Published April 22, 2014
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful Internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime --- even as life beyond work grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
Anchor | 9780307744197 | Published April 22, 2014
This latest volume of tales by the bestselling author of THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE features characters who pursue connections through love, sex and family, including a golden-haired girl who appears in an orchard to apple-eating attendants, a woman who cannot resume normal life after sharing a fantasy with her husband, and an unattractive woman who stays with her ogre husband after he accidentally eats their children.
Washington Square Press | 9781451683707 | Published April 22, 2014
Trudy has been raised to marry her childhood friend and assume a life of bourgeois comfort in Milwaukee. She knows she should be pleased, but is restless instead, yearning for something she lacks even the vocabulary to articulate. When she falls in love with enigmatic and ambitious Oskar, she believes she has found her escape from the banality of her preordained life. But escape turns out to be more fraught than Trudy had imagined.
Harper Perennial | 9780062184856 | Published April 22, 2014
Ashaunt Point has provided sanctuary and anchored life for generations of the Porter family. But in 1942, the U.S. Army arrives on the Point, bringing havoc and change. As the decades pass, Helen and then her son Charlie return to the Point, seeking refuge from the chaos of rapidly changing times. But Ashaunt is not entirely removed from events unfolding beyond its borders, and neither Charlie nor his mother can escape the long shadow of history.
Zondervan | 9780310331797 | Published April 22, 2014
Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, is an expert in fatherhood --- in part because his own "fathers" failed him so badly. His biological dad was an alcoholic, his stepfather deserted him, and his foster father accused Jim of trying to kill him. Using his own expertise, humor and inexhaustible wealth of stories, Jim will show you that God can make you a good dad, a great dad, in spite of the way you've grown up and in spite of the mistakes you've made.
Vintage | 9780307950734 | Published April 22, 2014
María Dolz eats breakfast every morning in the same café as an elegant husband and wife with whom she has never spoken. She knows nothing about them, not even their names. When they fail to show up one morning, she reads in the newspaper later that day that the man has been murdered, the victim of an apparently random attack. THE INFATUATIONS is a brilliant meditation on fate and the vagaries of desire.
Quercus | 9781623651336 | Published April 22, 2014
When Olivia Berrington gets the call to tell her that her best friend from college has been killed in a car crash in New York, her life is turned upside down. Her relationship with Sally was an exhilarating roller coaster, until a shocking betrayal drove them apart. As questions mount about the fatal accident, Olivia is forced to go back and unravel their tangled history. But as Sally’s secrets start to spill out, Olivia is left asking herself if the past is best kept buried.
Soho Crime | 9781616953621 | Published April 22, 2014
THE LEVIATHAN EFFECT is a thriller that poses the frighteningly real question: In this age of weather technology and global warming, what if a Category 5 hurricane was a weapon of international warfare? Only the Homeland Security secretary and an ex-CIA agent stand in the way of a terrorist attack on American soil that could have devastating impact.
Vintage | 9780307743923 | Published April 22, 2014
It's 1943 and the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. Twelve years later, Serafina Bettini, an investigator with the Florence police department, is assigned to a gruesome case --- a serial killer targeting the Rosatis, murdering the remnants of the family one-by-one in cold blood. She finds herself digging into a past that involves both the victims and her own tragic history.
Penguin Books | 9780143125310 | Published April 29, 2014
In 2008, a counter-terrorist operation was mounted by an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, so secret even the Minister’s personal secretary, Toby Bell, was not cleared for it. In 2011, a disgraced Special Forces Soldier delivers a message from the dead. Was Operation Wildlife the success it was cracked up to be --- or a ruthlessly covered-up human tragedy? Toby might have the answer, and he must choose between his conscience and his duty.
Penguin Books | 9780143125464 | Published April 29, 2014
A Mormon “lost boy,” Cord Lynear is searching for his missing mother, but clues are scarce. Walt Longmire and his companions, feisty deputy Victoria Moretti and longtime friend Henry Standing Bear, embark on a high plains scavenger hunt in hopes of reuniting mother and son. The trail leads them to an interstate polygamy group that’s presiding over a stockpile of weapons and harboring a vicious vendetta.
Kensington | 9780758269300 | Published April 29, 2014
New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick welcomes readers back to picturesque New Bern, Connecticut --- a perfect place for a woman whose marriage is in turmoil to discover a new pattern for living.
Citadel | 9780806536736 | Published April 29, 2014
To Anne Serling, the imposing figure the public saw hosting "The Twilight Zone" each week was not the father she knew. Her fun-loving dad was her best friend, her playmate, and her confidant. She coped with his unexpected death by talking to his friends, poring over old correspondence, and recording her childhood memories. Now she shares personal photos, revealing letters, and beautifully rendered scenes of his childhood, war years, and their family’s time together.
Ecco | 9780062195708 | Published April 29, 2014
Joyce Carol Oates takes readers deep into dangerous territory, from a maximum-security prison to the inner landscapes of two beautiful and mysteriously doomed young women in 1940s Los Angeles: Elizabeth Short, otherwise known as the Black Dahlia, victim of a long-unsolved and particularly brutal murder, and her roommate Norma Jeane Baker, soon to become Marilyn Monroe.
Penguin Books | 9780143125327 | Published April 29, 2014
Nathaniel Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution. He finds new characters, and new facets to familiar ones. The real work of choreographing rebellion falls to a 33-year-old physician named Joseph Warren, who emerges as the on-the-ground leader of the Patriot cause and is fated to die at Bunker Hill.
Overlook TP | 9781468308761 | Published April 29, 2014
Accused of killing his best friend Nathan, Daniel Ford has exhausted all appeals and now faces the electric chair in 30 days. Father John Rousseau is the man to whom the last month of Daniel's life has been entrusted. With time running out, Ford begins to tell his story --- beginning with his first meeting with Nathan, through first loves, Vietnam, the death of JFK, and finally their flight from the draft that ended in Nathan's brutal murder.
Overlook TP | 9781468308785 | Published April 29, 2014
When Connie hears the news that her sister, Jeanette, is dying, the last thing she wants is to leave her home and return to London. As a child, she was aware only of the differences between herself and her sister. One of them was dark, the other sunny. Yet they both fell in love with the same man. But with the bitterness of betrayal still between them, Connie and Jeanette have to learn to forgive each other.
Picador | 9781250050052 | Published April 29, 2014
It's 1964, and 11-year old Fin has just been orphaned. That means his glamorous, free-spirited older half-sister Lady is now his legal guardian, and Fin has to move from a dairy farm in rural Connecticut to Greenwich Village in the middle of the 1960s. Fin and Lady embark on this new life against a background of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. Together they form their own unconventional family in increasingly unconventional times.
Harlequin MIRA | 9780778316220 | Published April 29, 2014
When Stella meets the enigmatic Matthew in Chicago one weekend, she hits some serious turbulence. Something about him tells her she’s not the only one running from the past. The connection between them is explosive, and for the first time, one taste is not enough for Stella. But returning to find a gorgeous man waiting for her is the easy part --- facing the reason she’s there is a whole other matter….
Harper Perennial | 9780062133403 | Published April 29, 2014
On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But after picking up one man, the Grumman Duck amphibious plane flew into a severe storm and vanished. FROZEN IN TIME tells the story of these crashes and the fate of the survivors.
St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250019660 | Published April 29, 2014
Grace Stanton’s life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there? Heartache, humor, and a little bit of mystery come together in a story about life’s unpredictable twists and turns.
Penguin Books | 9780143125433 | Published April 29, 2014
Teddi Overman has learned to turn other people’s castoffs into beautifully restored antiques, and eventually finds a way to open her own shop in Charleston. But nothing can alleviate the haunting uncertainty she has felt in the years since her brother Josh’s mysterious disappearance. When signs emerge that Josh might still be alive, Teddi is drawn home to Kentucky. It’s a journey that could help her come to terms with her shattered family, but first she must decide what to let go of and what to keep.
Kensington | 9780758292247 | Published April 29, 2014
Join Lisa Jackson, Elizabeth Bass, Mary Carter and Holly Chamberlin for stories that will get you in the mood for summer --- and romance. It's all about sun-filled days, warm nights, and the sweet expectation that comes with finding --- or rediscovering --- love.
Harlequin MIRA | 9780778314967 | Published April 29, 2014
A story of family ties --- both old and new --- and of the moments that connect our hearts, Susan Wiggs brings readers to the lush abundance of Sonoma County in a novel of sisters, friendship and how memories are woven like a spell around us.
Plume | 9780142180891 | Published April 29, 2014
From Templar Knights to Mexican drug cartels and everywhere in between, young journalist Adam Blackwood digs into the mysterious death of the world’s foremost Templar historian and unearths an ancient evil that threatens to consume both him and all those around him.
Bantam | 9780345526922 | Published April 29, 2014
The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of THE TUDORS and A WORLD UNDONE. Sweeping aside the gossip, slander and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for centuries, G. J. Meyer offers an unprecedented portrait of the infamous Renaissance family and their storied milieu.
Penguin Books | 9780143125495 | Published April 29, 2014
Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own stories --- of her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illness --- Solnit revisits fairy tales and entertains other stories. Woven together, these stories create a map that charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling, reframing who each of us is and how we might tell our story.
Algonquin Books | 9781616203269 | Published April 29, 2014
Megumi, a young Japanese woman living in New York and hiding from her past, is hired to help rescue Thomas, an enigmatic, scarred man who has isolated himself in his bedroom for three years. With the tacit acceptance of Thomas’s wife, a passionate relationship develops between Megumi and Thomas. Its emotional impact and surprising conclusion will leave all three characters forever changed and stronger.
Bethany House Publishers | 9780764212437 | Published April 29, 2014
Commander Mark Bishop commands the ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada, keeps her crew trained and alert during 90-day submerged patrols, and carries a burden of command like few other jobs in the military. But he wants someone to come home to after sea patrols. Gina Gray would love to be married. A breakup she didn't see coming, though, has her focusing all her attention on what she does best --- ocean science research. She's on the cusp of a major breakthrough, and she needs Mark Bishop's perspective and help.
Harlequin MIRA | 9780778315971 | Published April 29, 2014
Karom Seth should have been in the Twin Towers on the morning of 9/11, and on the Indian shores in 2004, when the tsunami swept his entire family into the ocean. Karom can’t be sure if it’s a curse or a blessing, but his absence from these disasters has left him with crushing guilt --- and a belief that fate has singled him out for invincibility. Will he ever be able achieve the clarity he’s been looking for all these years?
Penguin Books | 9780143125440 | Published April 29, 2014
YOU ARE ONE OF THEM is a taut, moving debut about the ways in which we define ourselves against others and the secrets we keep from those who are closest to us. In her insightful forensic of a mourned friendship, Elliott Holt illuminates the long-lasting sting of abandonment and the measures we take to bring back those we have lost.
Mass Market Paperback
Bantam | 9780345535009 | Published April 1, 2014
A horrific storm bears down on Eastport, but one local teen will not live long enough to experience it. When Karen Hansen is found murdered in a local church bell tower, Sam Tiptree's good friend is implicated…which means that his mom, Jake, is on the hunt to discover the truth, even as the wind howls and rain buckets down.
Signet | 9780451466860 | Published April 1, 2014
When Stone Barrington embarks on a trip to Bel-Air, he expects a relaxing break from the fast pace and mean streets of New York. But a case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force --- with lethal results. And this deadly situation makes for strange bedfellows when Stone finds himself teamed with the least likely ally: a gentleman of unique abilities who can fly below the radar and above the law.
Ballantine Books | 9780345528834 | Published April 1, 2014
Libby Morgan, who gave up everything for her legal career, has been laid off. With no prospects of a new job, she volunteers at a hospital, where she meets a handsome doctor who is a bit of a workaholic himself. At the yarn store on Blossom Street, Libby rediscovers the art of knitting. But just when everything is coming together, Libby is offered her old job back, forcing her to choose between what she thought she always wanted and what she knows matters most.
Anchor | 9780307947710 | Published April 1, 2014
When FBI special agent Maggie O'Dell and her partner, Tully, discover the remains of a young woman in a highway ditch, the one clue left behind is a map that will send Maggie and Tully on a frantic hunt crisscrossing the country to stop a madman before he kills again. As the body count rises, she turns to a former foe for help. As she gets closer to finding the killer, it becomes eerily clear that Maggie is the ultimate target.
Pocket Books | 9781451678734 | Published April 22, 2014
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.
Jove | 9780515154641 | Published April 29, 2014
When an award-winning foreign journalist reveals the existence of an Amsterdam-based sweatshop that employs and enslaves young girls as laborers, private security firm Rutherford Risk is hired by a philanthropist to find it and shut it down. Joined by Grace Chu, whose more subtle skills for acquiring sensitive tech information help to balance his improvisational style, Knox heads to Amsterdam in an attempt to dismantle the child labor operation and rescue the girls.
Titan Books | 9780857689771 | Published April 29, 2014
Mike Hammer accompanies a conservative politician to Moscow on a fact-finding mission. Arrested and imprisoned by the KGB on a bogus charge, he quickly escapes, creating an international incident by getting into a fire fight with Russian agents. On his stateside return, the government is none too happy with Hammer. Russia is insisting upon his return to stand charges, and various government agencies are following him. A question dogs our hero: why him?
St. Martin's Paperbacks | 9781250046451 | Published April 29, 2014
When Dewey Andreas uncovers the identity of a mole embedded at a high level in Israel’s Mossad, it triggers a larger, more dangerous plot. The mole was the most important asset of Chinese Intelligence, and Fao Bhang, head of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), responds to the discovery and brutal elimination of the mole, by immediately placing a kill order on the man responsible --- Dewey Andreas.
Dell | 9780440242055 | Published April 29, 2014
When two very different worlds and strong-willed people collide, everything changes in an instant, as they confront the age-old question of whether to lay oneself bare and risk intimacy --- or not. Are they brave enough to face what comes next? And will they do it together or apart? FIRST SIGHT is a tale of daring to take risks, and losing control just enough to have a life, when the opportunity presents itself.
Minotaur Books | 9780312619824 | Published April 29, 2014
Escaped serial killer Gretchen Lowell is back, and detective Archie Sheridan’s nemesis and sometimes lover has something special in mind for him, something she’s been planning for a very long time. With time running out, and the life of someone close to Archie on the line, Archie knows his only chance is to give Gretchen exactly what she wants. But Gretchen will prove more horrifying and unpredictable than Archie could ever imagine.
St. Martin's Paperbacks | 9781250051097 | Published April 29, 2014
Fen Dexter’s quiet life on the idyllic California coast is interrupted one stormy night when a blood-covered man shows up on her doorstep, claiming to have had a car accident. He tells her that he is on his way to San Francisco to help the police solve the murder of his fiancé. Who is this mysterious stranger? What does he want with Fen and her family? And will they live long enough to uncover the truth?
Pocket Books | 9781476764177 | Published April 29, 2014
In present-day Russia, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the post-Soviet intelligence jungle. Ordered against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a young CIA officer who handles the Agency’s most important Russian mole. Soon, one of them begins a dangerous double existence in a life-and-death operation that consumes intelligence agencies from Moscow to Washington, DC.
Harper | 9780062134684 | Published April 29, 2014
SECOND WATCH shows Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont taking some time off to get knee replacement surgery. But instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing mysteries he's ever faced. His past collides with his present in a story that explores loss and heartbreak, duty and honor, and, most importantly, the staggering cost of war and the debts we owe those who served in the Vietnam War, and those in uniform today.
St. Martin's Paperbacks | 9780312348243 | Published April 29, 2014
Four different women. One common shoe size. And a shared lust for fabulous footwear. On Tuesday nights, these women meet to trade shoes and, in the process, form friendships that will help them each triumph over their problems --- from secret pasts to blackmail, bankruptcy and dating.
Pinnacle | 9780786031603 | Published April 29, 2014
Stephanie Coburn has barely recovered from her sister's mysterious suicide before her brother-in-law and his new wife are murdered, her face disfigured beyond recognition. Stephanie never met the bride, but she knew her sister and knows something is desperately wrong. Her only ally is another victim's son. Step by step, they're uncovering a trail of brutal vengeance and a killer who will never relent --- and whose forgiveness can only be earned in death.
Harper | 9780062194091 | Published April 29, 2014
In William Dietrich’s THE BARBED CROWN, the sixth tale of rogue and adventurer Ethan Gage, our hero returns to Paris and London. Against a background of imperial pomp and the gathering clouds of war, Gage plots revenge on Napoleon Bonaparte for the kidnapping of his son.
David C. Cook | 9780781411745 | Published April 10, 2014
We know all the elements of the most famous murder of all time except one: the motive. One Sunday morning in Jerusalem, Jesus' admirers choke the streets celebrating His arrival, and five days later they are in a frenzy crying out for His blood. This book addresses this inexplicable reversal and faces the question: if the current image of Jesus is accurate, if he was a model of tolerance and inclusivity, how do we explain this mass defection?