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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.

April 2014


A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade by Kevin Brockmeier - Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

American Romantic by Ward Just - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

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.

And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass - Fiction

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.

Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman - Fiction

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.

Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit by Dane Huckelbridge - Cocktails, History

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.

By its Cover: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon - Fiction, Mystery

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.

Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction/Romance, Romance

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.

Destroyer Angel: An Anna Pigeon Novel by Nevada Barr - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

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.

High Crime Area: Tales of Darkness and Dread by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction, Short Stories, Suspense

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.

I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism by Ron Suskind - Family, Family Life, Fatherhood, Memoir, Parenting, Parenting & Families, Parenting & Family

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.

Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman - Fiction

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.

Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War edited by Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson - Fiction, Short Stories, Suspense, Thriller

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.

New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir by Gail Caldwell - Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

Sedition by Katharine Grant - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen - History, Nonfiction

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.

The Cold Nowhere: A Jonathan Stride Novel by Brian Freeman - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

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?

The Embrace of Unreason: France, 1914-1940 by Frederick Brown - History, Nonfiction

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.

The Frangipani Hotel: Fiction by Violet Kupersmith - Fiction, Short Stories, Supernatural Fiction

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.

The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny by Peter McGraw and Joel Warner - Humor, Nonfiction, Social Sciences

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.

The Lie by Helen Dunmore - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

The Secret Life of William Shakespeare by Jude Morgan - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin - Fiction

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.

Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir by Frances Mayes - Autobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

Warriors: An Alex Hawke Novel by Ted Bell - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Waiting for Wednesday: A Frieda Klein Mystery by Nicci French - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Family Life by Akhil Sharma - Fiction

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.

The Duke, the Longhorns, and Chairman Mao: John Wayne's Political Odyssey by Steven Travers - Biography, History, Nonfiction

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.

Acts of God: Stories by Ellen Gilchrist - Fiction, Short Stories

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.

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead - Fiction, History

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.

Carnal Curiosity: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

I Pity the Poor Immigrant by Zachary Lazar - Fiction, History, Mystery

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.

In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen - Fiction, Literary

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.

Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Lean In: For Graduates by Sheryl Sandberg - Business, Nonfiction, Self-Help

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.

Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor - Christian, Christian Life, Nonfiction, Personal Growth

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.”

Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything by Barbara Ehrenreich - Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

Mimi Malloy, At Last! by Julia MacDonnell - Family & Relationships, Fiction, Humor

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.

Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Now You See Me: How I Forgave the Unforgivable by Kathy Sanders - Christian, Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

The Collector of Dying Breaths by M. J. Rose - Adventure, Fiction, Gothic , Historical Fiction

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.

The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great by Harvey J. Kaye - History, Nonfiction, Politics

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.

The Intern's Handbook by Shane Kuhn - Fiction, Humor, Thriller

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.

The Plover by Brian Doyle - Adventure, Fiction

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.

The Shadow Queen by Sandra Gulland - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon - Dystopian, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs by Pearl Cleage - Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

Updike by Adam Begley - Biography, Nonfiction

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.

You Can Begin Again: No Matter What, It's Never Too Late by Joyce Meyer - Christian, Christian Life, Nonfiction, Personal Growth

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.

A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen by Liel Leibovitz - Biography, Music, Nonfiction

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.

The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America by John F. Kasson - Biography, History, Popular Culture

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.

A Wanted Woman by Eric Jerome Dickey - Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Thriller

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.

Blood Always Tells by Hilary Davidson - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

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?

Casebook by Mona Simpson - Fiction

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.

Far Gone by Laura Griffin - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid - Fiction

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.

Overwatch by Marc Guggenheim - Fiction, Legal Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Postcards from Cookie: A Memoir of Motherhood, Miracles, and a Whole Lot of Mail by Caroline Clarke - Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing by Nina Sankovitch - Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

Songs Only You Know: A Memoir by Sean Madigan Hoen - Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

Stand Strong: You Can Overcome Bullying (and Other Stuff That Keeps You Down) by Nick Vujicic - Motivational, Christian, Nonfiction, Self-Help

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!

Supreme Commander: MacArthur's Triumph in Japan by Seymour Morris, Jr. - History, Nonfiction

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.

The Collector by Nora Roberts - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

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.

The Last White Rose: The Secret Wars of the Tudors by Desmond Seward - History, Nonfiction

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.        

The Other Story by Tatiana de Rosnay - Fiction

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.

The Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

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.

The Steady Running of the Hour by Justin Go - Adventure, Fiction

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.

Under a Silent Moon by Elizabeth Haynes - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Until You're Mine by Samantha Hayes - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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?

'Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Henry Holt and Co. | 9780805098037 | Published April 22, 2014

'TIL THE WELL RUNS DRY tells the twinned stories of a spirited woman’s love for one man and her bottomless devotion to her children. For readers who cherish the previously untold stories of women’s lives, here is a story of grit and imperfection and love that has not been told before.

50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany by Steven Pressman - History, Holocaust, Nonfiction

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.

Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

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. 

Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy - Ficton , Literary Fiction

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.

Everybody's Got Something: A Memoir by Robin Roberts with Veronica Chambers - Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

Everything to Lose by Andrew Gross - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

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.

In the Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman - Fiction

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.

Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home by Nina Stibbe - Humor, Memoir, Nonfiction

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).

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by Francine Prose - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

My Accidental Jihad: A Love Story by Krista Bremer - Love and Marriage, Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

On the Rocks by Erin Duffy - Culture, Fiction, Romance

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.

Ruin Falls by Jenny Milchman - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You by John Ortberg - Christian, Christian Life, Nonfiction, Spiritual Growth

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.

The Furies by Mark Alpert - Fiction, Paranormal, Thriller

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.

The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore - Fiction, Humor, Mystery

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.

The Target by David Baldacci - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll by Lisa Robinson - Music, Nonfiction

Riverhead Hardcover | 9781594487149 | Published April 22, 2014

From a legendary music journalist with four decades of unprecedented access, an insider's behind-the-scenes look at the major personalities of rock and roll.

Thunderstruck & Other Stories by Elizabeth McCracken - Fiction, Short Stories

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.

A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire by Geoffrey Wawro - History, Nonfiction

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.

A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior by Mark A. Bradley - Biography, History, Nonfiction

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.

Bloody Spring: Forty Days that Sealed the Confederacy's Fate by Joseph Wheelan - History, Nonfiction

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.

Desperate by Daniel Palmer - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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…

Falling Through Clouds: A Story of Survival, Love, and Liability by Damian Fowler - Biography, Family, Nonfiction

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.

Fallout by Sadie Jones - Fiction, Literature, Romance

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.

Live to See Tomorrow by Iris Johansen - Fiction, Mystery, Spy Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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

Monday, Monday by Elizabeth Crook - Culture, Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

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.

Ruby by Cynthia Bond - Fiction, Romance, Suspense

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.

Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ‘76 by Dan Epstein - American, Baseball, Nonfiction, Sports

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.

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson - Ficton , Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Suspense

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.

The Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

The Wolf in Winter: A Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

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.

Thornlost by Melanie Rawn - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction

Tor Books | 9780765328786 | Published April 29, 2014

Melanie Rawn returns to her rich high fantasy world in THORNLOST, the sequel to TOUCHSTONE and ELSEWHENS.


A Beauty So Rare: A Belmont Mansion Novel by Tamera Alexander - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

Bethany House Publishers | 9780764206238 | Published April 1, 2014

From USA Today bestselling author Tamera Alexander comes a moving historical novel about a bold young woman drawn to a group of people forgotten by Nashville society --- and to the one man with whom she has no business falling in love.

A Deniable Death by Gerald Seymour - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

A Plain Man by Mary Ellis - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

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.

A Sensible Arrangement: Lone Star Brides, Book One by Tracie Peterson - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

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.

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Caught in the Middle by Regina Jennings - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

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.

Childless by Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner - Christian, Christian Fiction, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction

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?

Etched...Upon My Heart: What We Learn and Why We Never Forget by Jill Kelly - Christian, Christian Living, Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

For Such a Time by Kate Breslin - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

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.

Francona: The Red Sox Years by Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

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.

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach - Humor, Nonfiction, Science

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. 

Lexicon by Max Barry - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age by Allen Barra - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

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.

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich - Fiction, Literary, Suspense, Thriller

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?

Pale Horses by Jassy Mackenzie - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Paris: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

Rainy Day Dreams: Seattle Brides, Book 2 by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

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.

Saucer: Savage Planet by Stephen Coonts - Fiction, Science Fiction

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?

Sincerely Yours: A Novella Collection by Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes, and Ann Shorey - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

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.

Taylor's Gift: A Courageous Story of Giving Life and Renewing Hope by Todd and Tara Storch, with Jennifer Schuchmann - Christian, Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

The Amish Groom: The Men of Lancaster County, Book 1 by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

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.

The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek - Nonfiction, Social Sciences

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.

The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen by Susan Bordo - Biography, History, Nonfiction

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.

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth L. Silver - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Suspense

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.

The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South by Bruce Levine - History, Nonfiction

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.

The Homecoming by Carsten Stroud - Fiction, Mystery, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

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.

The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson - Fiction

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.

The Last Bride: Home to Hickory Hollow, Book 5 by Beverly Lewis - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

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.

The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank - Fiction

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.

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

The Pope's Last Crusade: How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI's Campaign to Stop Hitler by Peter Eisner - History, Nonfiction

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.

The Road to Testament by Eva Marie Everson - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction

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.

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots by Jessica Soffer - Fiction, Jewish Interest, Literary Fiction

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.

Unwritten by Charles Martin - Fiction

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.

What Follows After by Dan Walsh - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

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.

A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn - Fiction

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.

The Last Summer of the Camperdowns by Elizabeth Kelly - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo - Current Events, Nonfiction, Social Sciences

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.

Bolivar: American Liberator by Marie Arana - Biography, History, Nonfiction

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.

Climate Changed: A Personal Journey Through the Science by Philippe Squarzoni

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.

Driving Lessons by Zoe Fishman - Fiction, Women's Fiction

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.

Fearless Hope by Serena B. Miller - Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

Howard Books | 9781451660371 | Published April 8, 2014

When an Amish woman falls for the New York crime writer who buys her family farm, she must decide whether to follow the longings of her heart or the rules of her faith.

Heart of Palm by Laura Lee Smith - Fiction, Women's Fiction

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.

I Can't Complain: (All Too) Personal Essays by Elinor Lipman - Essays, Nonfiction

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.

Leaving Everything Most Loved: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

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.

Parenting the Wholehearted Child: Captivating Your Child's Heart with God's Extravagant Grace by Jeannie Cunnion - Christian, Nonfiction, Parenting

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.

Poppet: A Jack Caffery Thriller by Mo Hayder - Fiction, Thriller

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?

Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg - Fiction, Women's Fiction

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.

The Abomination: Book One of the Carnivia Trilogy by Jonathan Holt - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

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.

The Astor Orphan: A Memoir by Alexandra Aldrich - Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout - Fiction

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.

The Cold Song by Linn Ullmann - Fiction, Mystery

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.

The Deadly Sisterhood: A Story of Women, Power, and Intrigue in the Italian Renaissance, 1427-1527 by Leonie Frieda - Biography, History, Nonfiction

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. 

The Innocence Game by Michael Harvey - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

The Invisible Girls: A Memoir by Sarah Thebarge - Christian, Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

The Kill Room: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball's Golden Age by Robert Weintraub - History, Nonfiction, Sports

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.

The View from Penthouse B by Elinor Lipman - Fiction

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.

Walking with Jack: A Father's Journey to Become His Son's Caddie by Don J. Snyder - Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

The Railway Man: A POW’s Searing Account of War, Brutality and Forgiveness by Eric Lomax - Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

Fools: Stories by Joan Silber - Fiction, Short Stories

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.

A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

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.

A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans - Fiction

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.

Paris at the End of the World: The City of Light During the Great War, 1914-1918 by John Baxter - History, Nonfiction

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.

Spiritual Misfit: A Memoir of Uneasy Faith by Michelle DeRusha - Christian, Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

Spoken For: Embracing Who You Are and Whose You Are by Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke - Christian, Christian Life, Nonfiction, Spiritual Growth

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.

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer - Fiction

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?

The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life by Rod Dreher - Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

The Long Shadow by Liza Marklund - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

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.

The Pelican Bride: Gulf Coast Chronicles, Book 1 by Beth White - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

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.

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance

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.

Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda - Fiction, Mystery

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.

18 in America: A Young Golfer's Epic Journey to Find the Essence of the Game by Dylan Dethier - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

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.

After Her by Joyce Maynard - Fiction

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.

Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. - History, Nonfiction

Ballantine Books | 9780345534538 | Published April 22, 2014

When Pulitzer Prizewinning 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.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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?

Gone: A Michael Bennett Novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende - Fiction

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.

Skinner by Charlie Huston - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

The Circle by Dave Eggers - Dystopian, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender - Fiction, Short Stories

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.

The Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver - Fiction

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.

The Good Dad: Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be by Jim Daly - Christian, Christian Life, Nonfiction, Parenting

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.

The Infatuations by Javier Marias - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literary Mystery, Mystery

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.

The Last Time I Saw You by Eleanor Moran - Fiction

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.

The Leviathan Effect by James Lilliefors - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

A Delicate Truth by John le Carré - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

A Serpent's Tooth: A Walt Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson - Fiction, Mystery, Western

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.

Apart at the Seams: A Cobbled Court Quilts Novel by Marie Bostwick - Fiction, Women's Fiction

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.

As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling by Anne Serling - Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

Black Dahlia & White Rose: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction, Short Stories

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.

Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick - History, Nonfiction

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.

Candlemoth by R.J. Ellory - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Constance by Rosie Thomas - Fiction

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.

Fin & Lady by Cathleen Schine - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

Flying by Megan Hart - Erotica, Fiction

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….

Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff - History, Nonfiction

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.

Ladies' Night by Mary Kay Andrews - Fiction, Women's Fiction

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.

Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman - Fiction

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.

Summer Days by Lisa Jackson, Elizabeth Bass, Mary Carter, and Holly Chamberlin - Fiction, Romance

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.

The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

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.

The Babylon Rite by Tom Knox - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

The Borgias: The Hidden History by G.J. Meyer - History, Nonfiction

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.

The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit - Literary Criticism, Memoir, Nonfiction

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.

The Rental Sister by Jeff Backhaus - Fiction

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.

Where Earth Meets Water by Pia Padukone - Fiction

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?

You Are One of Them by Elliott Holt - Fiction

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

A Bat in the Belfry: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery by Sarah Graves - Fiction, Mystery

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.

Doing Hard Time: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Starting Now: A Blossom Street Novel by Debbie Macomber - Fiction, Romance

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.

Stranded: A Maggie O'Dell Novel by Alex Kava - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Hunted by Karen Robards - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Choke Point: A Risk Agent Novel by Ridley Pearson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Complex 90 by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins - Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

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?

Eye for an Eye: A Dewey Andreas Novel by Ben Coes - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

First Sight by Danielle Steel - Fiction, Romance

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.

Let Me Go: An Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell Novel by Chelsea Cain - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Please Don't Tell by Elizabeth Adler - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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?

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Second Watch: A J. P. Beaumont Novel by J. A. Jance - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Beth Harbison - Fiction

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.

Tell Me You're Sorry by Kevin O'Brien - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.

The Barbed Crown: An Ethan Gage Adventure by William Dietrich - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

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.

Crucify!: Why the Crowd Killed Jesus by Timothy J. Stoner - Christian, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality

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?