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.
Mulholland Books | 9780316187404 | Published January 1, 2013
After a shootout claims the life of his partner, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an apartment stacked high with guns. When examined, each weapon leads to a different, previously unsolved murder. Confronted with the sudden emergence of hundreds of unsolved homicides, Tallow soon discovers a hunter who may be the most prolific murderer in New York City's history.
Soho Crime | 9781616952044 | Published January 1, 2013
As the Irish people prepare to welcome President John F. Kennedy to the land of his ancestors, a German national is murdered. This is the third foreigner to die within a few days, and Minister for Justice Charles Haughey wants the killing to end lest a shameful secret be exposed: the dead men were all Nazis granted asylum by the Irish government in the years following World War II.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781476703022 | Published January 1, 2013
In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of a plane is discovered. What it conceals is a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the devil. Now a battle is about to commence between those who want the list to remain secret and those for whom it represents a crucial weapon in the struggle against the forces of darkness. The race to secure the prize draws in private detective Charlie Parker, who fears that his own name may be on the list.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316214124 | Published January 1, 2013
Waking up in a military complex, months after zombies attacked school, B has no memory of the last few months. Life in the UK has turned tough since the outbreak, and B is woven into life- and battle- in the new military regime quickly. But as B learns more about the zombies held in the complex and the scientists keeping them captive, unease settles in. Is there anyone left in the world to trust?
Zondervan | 9780310327844 | Published January 2, 2013
In FIXING MY EYES ON JESUS, you will read a Scripture and inspirational devotion for each day of the year that will encourage, uplift, renew and challenge you on your spiritual walk with Jesus. A perfect size for carrying with you on the go, in a beautiful package that also makes this a gorgeous gift for a friend or family member, this book is the spiritual nourishment you crave.
Harper | 9780062209849 | Published January 2, 2013
After their parents die, sisters Marnie and Nelly are on their own. Only they know what happened to their parents, and they aren't telling. When Lennie, the old man next door, realizes his young neighbors are alone and need help, he offers to take them in. But questions from their friends, teachers and the authorities soon threaten to bring dark secrets about the girls' family to the surface.
Gotham | 9781592407903 | Published January 3, 2013
Alisa Valdes was raised in a home where feminism was religion, which spurred her into a prolific career as a feminist writer. However, as a single mom and serial dater at the age of 42, she still hadn't found what she was looking for. Until she met the Cowboy. His conservative beliefs and traditional views on gender roles makes him everything she was raised to reject, but the way he makes her pulse race gives her second thoughts about rejecting him.
W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393073294 | Published January 7, 2013
Archaeologist Donald Gladstone knows there is no solid evidence that King Arthur ever existed. And yet medieval tales of this legendary warrior must have found their inspiration somewhere, and Donald is determined to discover their true source.
Harper | 9780061969713 | Published January 8, 2013
In September of 1356, the English army is about to invade France, and France is ready for them. Thomas of Hookton has special orders to uncover the lost sword of St. Peter, a weapon that is said to grant victory to whatever side wields it. It won't be an easy task because the French are searching too. When Thomas and his men are trapped near Poitiers, he, his men, and his enemies converge in a maelstrom of violence, action and heroism.
Tor Books | 9780765325952 | Published January 8, 2013
When Robert Jordan died in 2007, it was feared that the concluding scenes of his The Wheel of Time series would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. Following THE GATHERING STORM and TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT, Sanderson now recreates the vision that Jordan left behind.
Simon & Schuster | 9781451684865 | Published January 8, 2013
When brother and sister Charlie and Ros discover that they have inherited their aunt’s grand English country house, they must decide if they should sell it. As they survey the effects of time on the estate’s architectural treasures, a narrative spanning two-and-a-half centuries unfolds. We meet those who built the house, lived in it and loved it, worked in it, and those who would subvert it to their own ends.
Harper | 9780062109842 | Published January 8, 2013
When a jury finds Sydney Bennett not guilty of killing her two-year-old daughter, the public is shocked. A mob gathers outside of the jail on the night of Sydney's release, and an innocent young woman resembling Sydney ends up in a coma. The victim's parents ask defense attorney Jack Swyteck for help because they are sure the attack was not an accident. In searching for the truth, Jack makes a frightening discovery.
Gallery Books | 9781451675368 | Published January 8, 2013
Wendy Lawless deftly charts the highs and lows of growing up with her younger sister in the shadow of an unstable, fabulously neglectful mother. Georgann, a real-life Holly Golightly who constantly reinvents herself as she trades up from trailer park to penthouse, suffers multiple nervous breakdowns and suicide attempts, while Wendy tries to hide the cracks in their fractured family from the rest of the world.
Putnam Adult | 9780399159862 | Published January 8, 2013
After a productive trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is back in Manhattan, ready to return to the world of deluxe fine dining and elegant high society that New York does best. But then an unexpected visit from his friend and periodic lover, CIA assistant director Holly Barker, draws Stone into a dangerous game of murder and vengeance, against an enemy with plans bigger than they could ever imagine.
William Morrow | 9780062135445 | Published January 8, 2013
Struggling actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan is spending the dead of winter in warm and sunny Sarasota, Florida, for her beloved cousin's wedding. But a cloud seems to be hovering over the whole affair. A bridesmaid mysteriously disappears, a neighbor's car is run off the road, and a body is found on the beach where the wedding will take place. With the nuptials threatened, it falls on Piper to unmask the killer.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780385742061 | Published January 8, 2013
In this riveting and emotional conclusion to the thriller-romance Janie series, that started with THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON, all will be revealed as readers find out if Janie and Reeve's love has endured, and whether or not the person who brought Janie and her family so much emotional pain and suffering is brought to justice.
Ecco | 9780062198792 | Published January 8, 2013
When Robert John Brown, a churchgoing family man and respected community member, is caught hiding a barnful of migrant workers with no papers, he is arrested and sent to prison. Meanwhile, his 10-year-old grandson tries to help the sole escapee of the raid reunite with his family, and his granddaughter is struggling to raise her daughter alone after her husband, an illegal immigrant himself, has been deported.
A Marian Wood Book/Putnam | 9780399163838 | Published January 8, 2013
In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced us to Kinsey Millhone. Thirty years later, Kinsey is an established international icon and Grafton is a number-one bestselling author. To mark this anniversary year, Grafton has given us stories that reveal Kinsey’s origins and Grafton’s past. KINSEY AND ME has two parts: the nine Kinsey stories (1986-93), and the And Me stories, written in the decade after Grafton's mother died.
Sarah Crichton Books | 9780374192495 | Published January 8, 2013
The author of a classic self-help guide to love and relationships, Peter Herman has won the hearts of romantics and cynics alike. But decades have passed since Marriage Is a Canoe was published, and a recently widowed Peter begins to question his own advice. Much to his chagrin, he receives a call from Stella Petrovic, an ambitious young editor in New York City who forces him to reconsider his life’s work, not to mention the full force of his delusions.
Grand Central Publishing | 9781455507238 | Published January 8, 2013
This intimate memoir of loss, self-discovery, and growth will resonate deeply with any woman who has ever mourned the passage of time, questioned her own purpose, or wondered, "Do I have what it takes to create something new in my life?" Kenison reflects on the inevitable changes wrought by time and finds solace in the notion that midlife is also a time of unprecedented opportunity for growth as old roles and responsibilities fall away, and unanticipated possibilities appear on the horizon.
Grand Central Publishing | 9781455511808 | Published January 8, 2013
Set during a period of revolution and turmoil, MISTRESS OF MY FATE is the first book in a trilogy about Henrietta Lightfoot, a young woman who was abandoned as a baby and raised alongside her cousins, noble children of a lord and lady. At just 16 years old, circumstance and a passionate
love affair tear Henrietta away from everything she knows, leading to a new life fending for herself on the streets of 18th-century London as a courtesan, gambler, and spirited intellect of the city.
Putnam Adult | 9780399158117 | Published January 8, 2013
Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch have been through some of the roughest places in the Western United States. As newly appointed Territorial Marshalls, their first task is to escort Mexican prisoners to the border. This simple train ride is easy after some of their past adventures, but when the Governor of Texas and his wife and daughters climb aboard, they begin to realize that this job may not be as easy as they expected.
Hyperion Book CH | 9781423164838 | Published January 8, 2013
After surviving an attack from a serial killer, Rory must enter the witness protection with her father and sister, Darcy, leaving their friends and family without so much as a goodbye. As the sisters settle in to Juniper Landing, it seems like their new home may be just the fresh start they need. But just as they’re starting to feel safe again, one of their new friends goes missing.
Scribner | 9781439190586 | Published January 8, 2013
In SHE MATTERS, Susanna Sonnenberg illuminates the friendships that have influenced, nourished, inspired and haunted her --- and sometimes torn her apart. Each has its own lessons that Sonnenberg seeks to understand. Her method is investigative and ruminative; her result, fearlessly observed portraits of friendships that will inspire all readers to consider the complexities of their own relationships.
Howard Books | 9781439138274 | Published January 8, 2013
In our frantically driven, complex lifestyle, we suffer from fatigue, little margin, shallow relationships, and fractured families. As a result of this driven lifestyle, our souls are diseased --- they have a lack of ease. This highly practical, comforting book maintains that it is possible to run the race at a different, more meaningful speed. Not only is it possible; it’s absolutely necessary. The key to simplifying life, Chip Ingram says, is to make sure love is your #1 priority.
Random House | 9780812993806 | Published January 8, 2013
The 10 stories in George Saunders’s latest collection demonstrate why he is considered a modern master of short fiction. From “Victory Lap,” the tale of an attempted abduction, to “The Semplica Girl Diaries,” in which families employ Asian women as live garden ornaments, Saunders’s gift for inventive plots and vivid detail, and his ability to home in on moments that quickly define character, have never been used to more stunning effect. Believe the hype.
Harper | 9780061991059 | Published January 8, 2013
In his first-ever collaboration, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins combines his skill for cutting-edge science and historical mystery with award-winning novelist Rebecca Cantrell's talent for haunting suspense and sensual atmosphere in a gothic tale about an ancient order and the hunt for a miraculous book known only as The Blood Gospel.
Forge Books | 9780765331748 | Published January 8, 2013
In 1890s San Francisco, former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, undertake what initially appear to be two unrelated investigations. The two cases eventually connect in surprising fashion, but not before two murders and other felonies complicate matters even further. And not before the two sleuths are hindered, assisted and exasperated by the bughouse Sherlock Holmes.
Touchstone | 9781451672626 | Published January 8, 2013
Eloise Hempel’s life is turned upside down when she must raise her sister's three children after her sister's untimely death. Nearly two decades after returning to Cincinnati and moving back into her mother's house, she is ready to resume her own life. However, when her mother creates a competition for which of the now-grown kids gets the house, their makeshift family starts to fall apart.
St. Martin's Paperbacks | 9780312651343 | Published January 8, 2013
Caroline Maxwell, a young heiress in search for true love, would like nothing more than to join her brother Eddie and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures seeing the world and buying up businesses. But Caroline's stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. While her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline would much rather be with Jack, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title. Although he would be an unacceptable suitor to her mother, to Caroline he is her perfect match.
Dutton Adult | 9780525952992 | Published January 8, 2013
Honor Bright is a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850. Sick from the journey and forced by family tragedy to immediately rely on help from strangers, Honor realizes that in a country that still allows slavery, principles count for little. When drawn into helping with the Underground Railroad, she finally finds her principles put to use.
Center Street | 9781455508662 | Published January 8, 2013
Jack Tobin, “the lawyer's lawyer” --- the guy the best lawyers say they'd want to represent them in a courtroom battle --- undertakes the representation of a serial killer who he believes to be innocent. The Chief of Police is outraged, the citizens of Oakville where the murders occurred erupt, and the State Attorney is out for blood as Jack challenges the criminal justice system once again.
Minotaur Books | 9781250010766 | Published January 8, 2013
In 1644, Parliament's armies have risen against the King and laid siege to the city of York. Midwife Bridget Hodgson becomes embroiled in a different sort of rebellion when her friend, Esther Cooper, has been convicted of murdering her husband and is sentenced to be burnt alive. Convinced her friend is innocent, and Bridget joins forces with a servant, Martha Hawkins, and together they set out to find the real killer.
Hermes Press | 9781613450130 | Published January 8, 2013
The first, original, and best masked hero to ever grace the pages of comic strips and comic books returns with Hermes Press' new complete reprint of The Phantom Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the "granddaddy of all costumed superheroes," The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore.
Grove Press | 9780802120731 | Published January 8, 2013
Jim Harrison delivers two absorbing studies of men at the opposite ends of adult life, noteworthy both for an absence of illusion and a sympathy that never slips into sentimentality. The stories revisit some of Harrison’s habitual concerns --- the world of nature, Native American myth, the sensual pleasures of food and the persistence of sexual desire --- in his characteristically rugged and entertaining style.
Delacorte Press | 9780385342902 | Published January 8, 2013
Just outside Cambridge, a body is discovered floating. The police have little to go on until they find an identity. At the same time, an odd young woman is trying to deliver an unclaimed letter. If she and the police are looking for the same person, how did she get into the water?
Bloomsbury USA | 9781608199921 | Published January 8, 2013
After a seven-year-old girl fires a nail gun at her grandmother's neck, children across the world start killing their families. But is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry.
FaithWords | 9781455525713 | Published January 8, 2013
What a relief it would be to be set free from all that plagues us --- the inner struggle with anger, or contempt, the habitual sins. Is such an experience possible? John Eldredge believes it is, and in THE UTTER RELIEF OF HOLINESS, he shows readers how they can be that free, through the healing work of Christ in their lives.
William Morrow | 9780062004802 | Published January 8, 2013
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague DI Annie Cabbot become entangled in a complex case involving corruption, a dead cop, and a missing girl that leads them across the Channel and down a dark trail to find the truth.
Soho Teen | 9781616951412 | Published January 8, 2013
Allie Kim suffers from a fatal allergy to sunlight that confines her and her two best friends, Rob and Juliet, to the night. When Juliet takes up Parkour --- the stunt-sport of scaling and leaping off tall buildings --- Allie and Rob have no choice but to join her. On a random summer night, the trio catches a glimpse of what appears to be murder. Allie investigates, and the truth comes at an unthinkable price.
Thomas Nelson | 9781400203857 | Published January 8, 2013
Pastor and bestselling author Mark Driscoll believes false identity is at the heart of many struggles --- and that you can overcome them by having your true identity in Christ. In WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?, Driscoll explores the question, “What does it mean to be ‘in Christ’?” In the process he dissects the false-identity epidemic and, more important, provides the only solution --- Jesus.
Free Press | 9781451674385 | Published January 8, 2013
Marjorie Celona’s debut novel is about a wise-beyond-her-years foster child abandoned as a newborn on the doorstep of the local YMCA. Swaddled in a dirty gray sweatshirt with nothing but a Swiss Army knife tucked between her feet, little Shannon is discovered by a man who catches only a glimpse of her troubled mother as she disappears from view. That morning, all three lives are forever changed.
Pegasus | 9781605984001 | Published January 9, 2013
Bodyguard Sean Meyer has woken from a gunshot-induced coma with his memory in tatters. When an ambitious robbery explodes into a deadly hostage situation, the motive may be far more complex than simple greed. Somebody has a major score to settle, and Sean is part of the reason. Only trouble is, he doesn’t remember why. And when his former lover, Charlie Fox, finds herself facing a nightmare from her own past, she realizes she can’t rely on Sean to watch her back.
John M. Hardy | 9780971766716 | Published January 10, 2013
With simple yet moving prose, Robert James Waller weaves together a touching story that tells readers what happened to Robert Kincaid and Francesca Johnson after their passionate, yet ill-fated affair in The Bridges of Madison County. In A Thousand Country Roads Kincaid initially finds himself with little but memories -- memories of a lonely existence lived mostly on the road and memories of Francesca Johnson, the woman whose passion he stirred so briefly and with such power. So, with his memories pushing him, searching for something undefined, something to give meaning to the rest of his life, Kincaid takes to the road again in what becomes a journey of discovery and surprise. A Thousand Country Roads explores the struggles of love, hope, disappointment, and loneliness – everyday issues, which touch us all. The discussion questions included in this guide will encourage readers to explore both the literary elements and the complex issues in this compelling new book.
Viking Adult | 9780670026128 | Published January 10, 2013
Kilroy Dondi Vance has grown up in the shadow of his absent father, Billy Rage, a legendary graffiti writer who disappeared from New York after a feud with MTA police chief Anastacio Bracken. In 2005, Bracken is running for mayor and Kilroy discovers that his father is back in the city. Rage and other prominent graffiti writers from the ’80s team up to ruin Bracken's campaign with the greatest graffiti stunt New York has ever seen.
Putnam Adult | 9780399158995 | Published January 10, 2013
One of the few legacies left from the Mayan and Aztec civilizations is the legend of the Death Relic --- an artifact with incredible power shrouded in mystery. When archaeologist Maria Pelati's research team goes missing while working in the Yucatan Peninsula, she embarks on a dangerous journey with Jonathon Payne and David Jones to find the missing team. They soon realize Maria's research could be the key to solving the mystery of the Death Relic.
Overlook Hardcover | 9781468302462 | Published January 10, 2013
During World War II, Nerys Watkins accompanies her husband on a missionary posting to India. When he leaves her in the exotic lakeside city of Srinagar to take on a complicated mission, Nerys discovers a new world --- and by the time she is reunited with him, she is a different woman. Years later, when Mair Ellis clears out her dead father's house, she finds an exquisite shawl. Tracing her grandparents' roots back to Kashmir, Mair embarks on a quest that will change her life forever.
Riverhead Hardcover | 9781594486043 | Published January 10, 2013
The 18 stories in this book render the fantastic commonplace and the ordinary extraordinary. From a composer that speaks through his ears to a man at war with his wife who he accidentally shrank, these characters and stories are ones a reader will never forget.
Riverhead Hardcover | 9781594486241 | Published January 10, 2013
After their father's death, the two van Goethem sisters must find a way to support themselves and their alcoholic mother in 1878 Paris. Marie begins to train to enter the ballet and is soon modeling in the studio of Edgar Degas where she meets a wealthy patron of the ballet who offers her assistance that may have strings attached. Meanwhile, Antoinette must choose between hard labor and other more profitable jobs open to a young woman in Paris.
Knopf | 9781400042326 | Published January 15, 2013
The exotic island city of Key West is being terrorized by horrific murders committed by a mysterious voodoo assassin. With each new kill, it becomes clear that the skeleton-clad executioner has an ecological agenda. Everyone dreads being the killer’s next victim as the clock counts down to the end of hurricane season and the final dramatic explosion of fear and rage.
Ballantine Books | 9780345534217 | Published January 15, 2013
Nora Hamilton’s life is forever changed when her rock-solid policeman husband commits suicide. But the pieces don't add up. Relying on the methodical nature that serves her so well as a restorer of old homes, Nora struggles to understand what happened to her husband --- even as her insular, frigid mountain town is determined to keep its deadly secrets buried.
Dutton Adult | 9780525953104 | Published January 15, 2013
A tentative peace between Israel and Palestine has been brokered by the United States. But the Taskforce gets wind of an assassination attempt on the American envoy sent to solidify the treaty and must devote every resource to saving his life. Taskforce operator Pike Logan and his partner, Jennifer Cahill, are charged with following the assassin’s flimsy trail through the Middle East, a trail that becomes more muddled at every turn.
FaithWords | 9781455513116 | Published January 15, 2013
The year is 2042. The feeble old now outnumber the vigorous young, and this untenable situation is intensifying a battle between competing cultural agendas. Reporter Julia Davidson --- a formerly award-winning journalist seeking to revive a flagging career --- is investigating the growing crisis, unaware that her activity makes her a pawn in an ominous conspiracy.
WaterBrook Press | 9780307730725 | Published January 15, 2013
GOD GAVE US EASTER is the latest in the God Gave Us series, which has sold over 1.5 million copies. Easter has come to the Arctic Circle, but Little Cub has some questions. Why do we celebrate Easter? Why did Jesus come? Why did he have to die? Papa lovingly explains the meaning of this very special holiday in clear, simple terms that even the littlest cubs can understand.
St. Martin's Press | 9781250026620 | Published January 15, 2013
As the Earl of Dilberne faces serious financial concerns, the ripple effect spreads to everyone in the household. Lord Robert can see no financial relief to an already mortgaged estate, and his thoughts turn to securing a suitable wife (and dowry) for his son. The arrival on the London scene of Minnie, a beautiful Chicago heiress with a reputation to mend, seems the answer to all their prayers.
Dutton Adult | 9780525953616 | Published January 15, 2013
Jennifer Chiaverini presents a stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city’s elite. Keckley made history by sewing for the First Lady within the White House, a trusted witness to many private moments between the President and his wife.
Knopf | 9780307594884 | Published January 15, 2013
The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.
St. Martin's Press | 9781250029294 | Published January 15, 2013
Maragaret Powell tells the true story of Rose, the under-parlormaid to the Wardham family who took a shocking step: she eloped with the family's only son, Mr. Gerald. Going from rags to riches, Rose finds herself caught up in a maelstrom of gossip, incredulity and envy among her fellow servants. The reaction from upstairs was no better: Mr. Wardham, the master of the house, disdained the match so completely that he refused ever to have contact with the young couple again. Gerald and Rose marry, leave Redlands and Powell looks on with envy, even as the marriage hits on bumpy times.
Minotaur Books | 9780312604257 | Published January 15, 2013
When a woman falls from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath, detectives Pia Kirchoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to the scene. The investigation leads them to the home of the victim, Rita Cramer. Eleven years earlier, two girls vanished from the village without a trace. Rita's son was sentenced to 10 years in prison but is now back in his hometown. Pia and Oliver wonder if the attack on his mother had to do with his return.
Reagan Arthur Books | 9780316224581 | Published January 15, 2013
For the last decade, Nina Hazlitt has been ready to hear the worst about her daughter's disappearance. But the police investigation grounded to a halt long ago, and Nina's pleas to the cold case department have led her nowhere. Until she meets the newest member of the team: former Detective John Rebus. When two more women go missing from the same road where Sally Hazlitt was last seen, Rebus senses a connection.
Delacorte Press | 9780345528674 | Published January 15, 2013
Melanie Benjamin pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America’s most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Drawing on the rich history of the 20th century and featuring cameos from such notable characters as Joseph Kennedy and Amelia Earhart, THE AVIATOR'S WIFE is a vividly imagined novel of a complicated marriage --- revealing both its dizzying highs and its devastating lows.
Little, Brown and Company | 9780316206235 | Published January 15, 2013
Anna is a forty-something single mother trying to hold her life together during a bitter divorce and wishing to return to her younger free spirited days. When she meets her twenty-year-old neighbor she finds herself transported back to her youth by his easy grace and freedom. Is he the kind of person she sould associate with?
Grand Central Publishing | 9781455519293 | Published January 15, 2013
There have been more than two-dozen assassination attempts on US Presidents, but only four have been successful...for now. Beecher White discovers a killer in Washington, D.C. who is meticulously recreating the crimes of these four men. During his investigation, he learns that over the course of 100 years, all four assassins were secretly working together. And Beecher is about to come face-to-face with the fifth one.
St. Martin's Press | 9781250015549 | Published January 15, 2013
Ann Leary tells the story of a friendship between two women who give their small New England town plenty to talk about. Hildy Good is a recovering alcoholic, while newcomer Rebecca McAllister is on the brink of a scandal. When Hildy intervenes to protect Rebecca’s reputation, the two women find their secrets entwined and the power of small town gossip becomes all too real.
Simon & Schuster | 9781451640205 | Published January 15, 2013
Why did the third bullet aimed at John F. Kennedy explode? Bob Lee Swagger knows. Fifty years after the shots that brought America to its knees, the tough-as-nails sniper turns his forensic skills toward the most baffling rifle crime of all time. With the help of a new clue, Swagger follows a tantalizing path through old records, intelligence archives and buildings back to the sniper’s nest.
Little, Brown and Company | 9780316018586 | Published January 18, 2013
It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local boy, home from college. Burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues, the women --- two sisters and one friend --- make their way to the sisters' tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt.
Little, Brown and Company | 9780316211178 | Published January 21, 2013
Chris Schneider is a superstar agent at Private Berlin, Germany's headquarters for the world's most powerful investigation firm. When Chris suddenly disappears, Mattie Engel, another one of Private Berlin's top agents and Chris's ex, throws herself into finding him. She follows three potential suspects, any one of whom would surely want Chris gone --- and one of them is evil enough to want him dead.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374387693 | Published January 22, 2013
When Sherlock visits his brother, what he finds shocks him to the core: a locked room, a dead body and Mycroft holding a knife. The police are convinced Mycroft is a murderer, but Sherlock is just as convinced he is innocent. Threatened with the gallows, Mycroft needs Sherlock to save him. The search for the truth necessitates an incredible journey where Sherlock is afoot in a world of secrets and danger.
FaithWords | 9781455514274 | Published January 22, 2013
Every Christian parent today wrestles with the challenge of how to raise kids in a God-honoring, morally sound way. In ETCHED . . . UPON MY HEART, Jill Kelly offers up the unforgettable episodes of her life --- some sorrowful, others filled with joy. For the many other Christian mothers who also long to pass on their hard-won knowledge of God's steadfast love and healing grace to their children, Kelly's down-to-earth reflections provide an inspiring example.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780547928173 | Published January 22, 2013
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.
Grand Central Publishing | 9781455525966 | Published January 22, 2013
In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan landmarks. In this celebration of the 100-year-old terminal, Sam Roberts of The New York Times looks back at Grand Central's conception, amazing history, and the far-reaching cultural effects of the station that continues to amaze tourists and shuttle busy commuters.
Bloomsbury USA | 9781608197712 | Published January 22, 2013
Jeanne Nerin and Marie-Angèle Baudry grow up side by side in the Catholic village of Ste. Madeleine, but their worlds could not be more different. Marie-Angèle is the grocer's daughter, inflated with ideas of her own piety and rightful place in society. Jeanne's mother washes clothes for a living, and used to be a Jew until it became too dangerous. When war falls out of the sky, the forces that divide the two girls threaten to overwhelm those that bind them together. In this dizzying new order, the truth can be buried under a pyramid of recriminations.
Other Press | 9781590514115 | Published January 22, 2013
Histories of modern art are typically centered in Paris and New York. Los Angeles is relegated to its role as the center of popular culture --- a city of movie stars, tan lines, and surfers --- but lacking the highbrow credentials of the chosen places. Until 1965, there was no art museum, few notable collectors, and --- especially in terms of modern and contemporary work --- even fewer galleries. Yet in the 1950s and 1960s, L.A. witnessed a burst of artistic energy and invention rivaling New York’s burgeoning art scene a half-century earlier. As New York Times art critic Roberta Smith has noted, it was “a euphoric moment,” at a “time when East and West coasts seemed evenly matched.”
OUT OF SIGHT chronicles the rapid-fire rise, fall, and rebirth of the L.A. art scene --- from the emergence of a small bohemian community in the 1950s to the founding of the Museum of Contemporary Art in 1980 --- and explains how artists such as Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin, and Ken Price reshaped contemporary art. William Hackman also explores the ways in which the L.A. art scene reflected the hopes and fears of postwar America --- both the self-confidence of an increasingly affluent middle class, and the anxiety produced by violent upheavals at home and abroad. Perhaps most of all, he pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a fascinating and until now overlooked moment in modern art.
Crown | 9780307590435 | Published January 22, 2013
Losing one's spouse is a life-altering event that Becky Aikman understands all too well. Although she did remarry, Becky remained perplexed by society's current attitudes and beliefs about grief. So she did what any other journalist might do --- she thoroughly researched the subject. Then she organized a support group with five other widows, all of whom were strangers. The end result: six women who found friendship, healing and adventure.
Putnam Adult | 9780399161483 | Published January 22, 2013
After a shocking assault killed his partner and nearly killed him, LAPD cop Scott James is an angry emotional wreck. Maggie is a German shepherd who survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives, but when she lost her handler to an IED, she developed PTSD similar to Scott's. They are each other's last chance, and their case takes them through the darkest moments of their personal hells. Can the two survive together?
William Morrow | 9780062092786 | Published January 22, 2013
When newly unemployed Midwestern couple Patrick and Barbara McDougal decide that a vacation in Florida is just what they need, awful accommodations, a robbery, and a not-so-helpful police department make them rethink their decision to drown their troubles in paradise. Luckily, charismatic (and crazy!) tour guide Serge Storms and his sidekick, Coleman, are up for another action-packed adventure.
Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250011220 | Published January 22, 2013
Touchstone | 9781451675542 | Published January 22, 2013
Finbar Dolan has carved out a mildly successful career at a Madison Avenue ad agency. But when he has to cancel a wedding and a long-awaited vacation --- and finds out his father is terminally ill and none of his siblings are willing to visit --- Fin has to examine his life and reevaluate his choices.
Riverhead Hardcover | 9781594487118 | Published January 24, 2013
Rosie Schaap has always loved bars, and is on an unending quest for the perfect local haunt. This memoir is a love letter to bars, pubs, and taverns all over the world that celebrates bar culture and community.
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam | 9780399158773 | Published January 24, 2013
For Rebecca Dana, Truman Capote and Nora Ephron were her gods and New York City was her Jerusalem. After graduating from college, she moves to New York and all of her dreams come true. However, when they come crashing down around her, she finds herself living in Brooklyn's Lubavitch community with Cosmo, a 30-year-old Russian rabbi who practices jujitsu on the side. Both disenchanted with their religions, they go searching for meaning.
Dutton Adult | 9780525953845 | Published January 24, 2013
Cyndi Lee, the founder of New York's OM yoga Center, was in a lifelong cycle of harsh judgment about her body. Despite her success in many physically demanding professions, she still could not be happy with her physique. This memoir tells the story of Cyndi's journey to self acceptance.
Putnam Adult | 9780399162114 | Published January 24, 2013
Lillian and her restaurant have a way of drawing people together. Among the cast of characters are Al, the accountant who finds meaning in numbers and ritual; Chloe, a budding chef who hasn’t learned to trust after heartbreak; Louise, Al’s wife, whose anger simmers just below the boiling point; and Isabelle, whose memories are slowly slipping from her grasp. And there’s Lillian herself, whose life has taken a turn she didn’t expect.
W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393081855 | Published January 28, 2013
Henry Lang is a smart but unassuming young man with a degree from Harvard and limited social skills. After his parents are killed in a freak sailing accident, leaving him a substantial inheritance, he moves to Brooklyn to see if he can make it in publishing, perhaps fall in love, and attend the sorts of parties and events that he imagines 20-somethings in Brooklyn most likely frequent.
Putnam Adult | 9780399158681 | Published January 29, 2013
Seth Weinstein knew Tina was way out of his league, so it’s astonishing that he was on the plane now for their destination wedding in Florida. In the next several hours, he and his friends will become embroiled with rioters, Russian gangsters, angry strippers, a pimp as big as the Death Star, a very desperate Haitian refugee on the run with her two children from some very bad men, and an 11-foot albino Burmese python named Blossom.
Soho Crime | 9781616952778 | Published January 29, 2013
LA burglar Junior Bender is being bullied into proving that aging music industry mogul Vinnie DiGaudio is innocent of the murder of a nasty tabloid journalist he had threatened to kill. It doesn’t help that the dead journalist’s pretty widow is trying to get Junior to mix pleasure with business. Just as the investigation is spiraling out of control, Junior's hard-drinking landlady begs him to solve the disappearance of her daughter, who got involved with a very questionable character.
Harper | 9780060889647 | Published January 29, 2013
Jennifer Haigh returns to the vividly imagined world of Bakerton, Pennsylvania, a coal-mining town that has been rocked by decades of painful transition. With a revolving cast of characters, these stories explore how our roots --- the families and places in which we are raised --- shape the people we eventually become.
William Morrow | 9780062015686 | Published January 29, 2013
In the summer of 1920, an unidentified body appears to have been run down by a motorcar. When signs point to murder, one small clue leads Inspector Ian Rutledge to a firm built by two families famous for producing and selling the world's best Madeira wine. Lewis French, the head of the English enterprise, is missing, but is he the dead man? And is Matthew Traynor, French's cousin who heads the Madeira office, somehow involved?
Delacorte Press | 9780385344036 | Published January 29, 2013
When the tomb of St. Tancred is opened at a village church in Bishop's Lacey, its shocking contents lead to another case for Flavia de Luce. Greed, pride and murder result in old secrets coming to light --- along with a forgotten flower that hasn't been seen for half a thousand years.
Minotaur Books | 9780312600228 | Published January 29, 2013
In February 1861, just days before he assumed the presidency, Abraham Lincoln faced a “clear and fully-matured” threat of assassination as he traveled by train from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration. Over a period of 13 days, the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton worked feverishly to detect and thwart the plot, assisted by a captivating young widow named Kate Warne, America’s first female private eye.
St. Martin's Press | 9781250010063 | Published January 29, 2013
Lily Azerov arrives in post-WWII Montreal as a mail-order bride for Sol Kramer. But upon seeing her at the train station, Sol turns her down. Out of pity, his brother Nathan decides to marry her instead, and pity turns into a deep but doomed love. When it becomes clear that Lily is not who she claims to be, she disappears, leaving her new husband and baby daughter behind with only a diary, a large uncut diamond, and a need to find the truth.
St. Martin's Press | 9781250017178 | Published January 29, 2013
On May 30, 1593, a celebrated young playwright was killed in a tavern brawl in London. That, at least, was the official version. Now Christopher Marlowe reveals the truth: that his "death" was an elaborate ruse to avoid a conviction of heresy; that he was spirited across the English Channel to live on in lonely exile; that he continued to write plays and poetry, hiding behind the name of a colorless man from Stratford --- one William Shakespeare.
Harper | 9780061999093 | Published January 29, 2013
In this well-researched and highly entertaining biography, Paula Byrne gives us a Jane Austen many readers may not recognize: a woman who enjoyed black humor and was well aware of the political scene of her time. Byrne uses artifacts from Austen’s life as a starting point for her engaging chapters on the events that shaped Austen’s worldview and inspired some of the most beloved scenes and characters in all of English literature.
Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250001313 | Published January 29, 2013
Morgana is a sharp-minded girl who possesses a strange magic that allows household objects to move at her command and brings bad luck to those who do her ill. Cai Jenkins, the widowed drover from the far hills, takes Morgana as his wife, and she soon falls in love with him and his farm. But Morgana's strangeness is soon noticed by the people of her new village, and one person will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against her.
Delacorte Press | 9780345530882 | Published January 29, 2013
Jenny and Bill’s happy life together is suddenly cut short when tragedy strikes. Thirty-eight years later, Bob, a hardened New York City publisher, will meet his match in Lillibet, a shy Amish girl who is a talented writer. Though these two couldn't be less alike, they immediately sense a deep connection that spans their differences. And there's the unshakable sense that they've known each other for a long time...possibly in another life.
Riverhead Hardcover | 9781594487040 | Published January 31, 2013
Growing up in a small rice-farming village in 1980s Iran, 11-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister, Mahtab, are captivated by America. When her mother and sister disappear, Saba is certain that they have moved there without her. As she grows up, falls in and out of love, and struggles with the limited possibilities in post-revolutionary Iran, Saba envisions that there is another way for her story to unfold.
B0099Y2MYK | Published January 29, 2013
The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. As other great houses are crippled psychologically and financially in the wake of World War I, Robert, Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever. But in this changing landscape nothing is assured, and could it be that even the war-weary Crawleys must fight a new battle to safeguard their beloved Downton?
StoneThread Publishing | 9781301975594 | Published January 4, 2013
Jordan Gulok is an Inuit, an Eskimo in common parlance, and a former Navy SEAL. In his freelance capacity he can do things --- like tracking and on occasion killing malefactors --- that are beyond the authority of the uniformed services. In THE ESKIMO HUNTS IN NEW YORK, Jordan’s assignment involves stopping a lethal international group who’s manufacturing illegal and sometimes toxic pharmaceuticals and selling them to victims in Africa, Asia, Europe and America.
dpdotcom | 9781300605430 | Published January 5, 2013
A group of privileged car fanatics takes an overnight trip to the Oregon coast. One of them doesn't come back. The missing man was a high-profile Portland attorney with well-publicized shady tactics. Did his new wife get tired of him? Did he have a girlfriend? Or which of his many dissatisfied clients offed him? It falls to Carlton's wise-cracking PI Cade Blackstone to find out, but the stakes are higher than anyone imagined.
Harvest House Publishers | 9780736951203 | Published January 1, 2013
Jim and Elizabeth George come together to share from 40-plus years of marital wisdom and experiences to help couples grow closer to each other and to God. Husbands and wives will discover how they can enrich their marriages by looking at the lives of key couples in the Bible, including Abraham and Sarah, Boaz and Ruth, and Joseph and Mary.
Harvest House Publishers | 9780736952859 | Published January 1, 2013
Among the green hills and trees of Lancashire, only a few miles from the sea, lies the beautiful and ancient estate of Ashton Park. The year is 1916. The First World War has engulfed Europe and Sir William’s and Lady Elizabeth’s three sons are all in uniform --- and their four daughters are involved in various pursuits of the heart and soul.
Revell | 9780800719869 | Published January 1, 2013
Esther Cherrett comes from a proud line of midwives and was trained by her mother to take over the family calling. When a terrible scandal threatens all she holds dear, Esther flees, taking a position as a teacher in the wild western mountains of Virginia. But instead of the refuge she was seeking, Esther finds herself in the midst of a deadly family feud --- and courted by two men on opposite sides of the conflict.
Arthur A. Levine Books | 9780545221313 | Published January 1, 2013
Selene has grown up in a palace on the Nile with her parents, Cleopatra and Mark Antony --- the most brilliant, powerful rulers on earth. But the jealous Roman Emperor Octavianus wants Egypt for himself, and when war finally comes, Selene faces the loss of all she's ever loved. Forced to build a new life in Octavianus's household in Rome, she finds herself torn between two young men and two possible destinies --- until she reaches out to claim her own.
SelfMadeHero | 9781906838362 | Published January 1, 2013
Revell | 9780800720391 | Published January 1, 2013
While the rest of Chicago focuses on the enormous spectacle of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, Charlotte Farrow’s attentions are entirely on one small boy --- her boy --- whom she has kept a secret from her wealthy employers for nearly a year. When the woman who has been caring for her son abruptly returns him to the opulent Banning home, Charlotte must decide whether to come clean and face dismissal or keep her secret while the Bannings decide the child’s fate.
Revell | 9780800719890 | Published January 1, 2013
Nineteen-year-old Mary Kate Lapp's dreams of travel have taken a backseat to her assignment to teach school this year. But when a sudden and unexplained death conveniently coincides with the arrival of a mysterious young man, M.K. is frustrated that no one takes it seriously. She’s determined to take matters into her own hands and get to the bottom of it. Will she find more than she bargained for?
Bethany House Publishers | 9780764210693 | Published January 1, 2013
Determined to help her father when his boarding school fails, Emma Smallwood accompanies him to the cliff-top manor of a baronet and his four sons. But soon after they arrive, mysterious things begin to happen. The baronet's older sons both remember Miss Smallwood from their days at her father's academy, but now one of them becomes unexpectedly drawn to her. When suspicious acts escalate, can Emma figure out which brother to blame and which to trust with her heart?
Bethany House Publishers | 9780764208881 | Published January 1, 2013
Callie Deboyer is spending the winter at Bridal Veil Island working as a governess for the Bridgeport family. She wonders, though, if God is calling her to join her parents in their missionary work. When she enrolls young Thomas Bridgeport in golf lessons, Callie meets instructor Wesley Townsend, who urges Callie to take lessons as well. During their time together, Callie comes to care for Wes --- until she discovers that he's been hiding something very important from her.
Harvest House Publishers | 9780736930208 | Published January 1, 2013
When a man named Jones spots a lady who is about to become the victim of a marauding band of thugs, he quickly follows his instincts. A handy barrel and a nearby river seem the perfect getaway solution. How was he to know she couldn’t swim? Thus begins an adventure beyond what either could have anticipated. After Jones again rescues Trinity --- this time from the river --- they find their destination is the same: a small town in North Dakota.
Revell | 9780800721237 | Published January 1, 2013
VANISHED opens with a shadowy figure caught in the beam of reporter Moira Harrison’s headlights --- followed by a solid thump before she loses control and crashes into a tree. But when Moira regains consciousness, the victim is nowhere to be seen. The police say the disappearance never happened, but Moira can’t forget the look of sheer terror she saw on the person’s face in the instant it was caught in the glare of her headlights. Now her only hope of discovering the truth is a former police detective turned private eye --- and her own investigate skills.
Revell | 9780800734602 | Published January 1, 2013
After the loss of her husband and the birth of her baby, Charlotte flees to Cheyenne to put the pieces of her life back together. Wealthy cattle baron and political hopeful Barrett Landry must make a sensible match if he is to be elected senator of the soon-to-be state of Wyoming. Yet he can’t shake the feeling that Charlotte holds the key to his heart and his future. Will Charlotte and Barrett find the courage to look love in the face? Or will their fears blot out any chance for happiness?
William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062122551 | Published January 2, 2013
A serial killer called Neptune begins kidnapping women during the summer of 1985. He leaves their severed hands on the police department steps and displays their bodies around town. Just when 13-year-old Reggie needs her mother, Vera, the most, Vera’s hand is found, yet there’s no body. Twenty-five years later, Reggie learns that her mother has been found alive. She must confront the ghosts of her past and find Neptune before he kills again.
W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393343939 | Published January 7, 2013
Leela has been in self-imposed exile from India and her family for decades. 22 years earlier, her sister was seduced by the egotistical Vyasa, and the fallout from their relationship drove Leela away. Vyasa is preparing for his son's marriage, but when Leela arrives for the wedding, she disrupts the careful choreography of the weekend, with its myriad attendees and their conflicting desires.
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas | 9781938499296 | Published January 7, 2013
In ONE SIZE FITS ALL, you will discover that much of life and health is about making good choices. What we say yes to, as well as what we say no to, matters in our everyday decisions. Information, no matter how valuable, remains worthless unless we grab hold of its principles and put them to use in our lives. Each one of us determines the quality of life as it pertains to our health.
Udon Entertainment | 9781926778419 | Published January 8, 2013
Square Fish | 9781250007209 | Published January 8, 2013
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.
Vintage | 9780307950659 | Published January 8, 2013
Inspired by a lifelong passion for Jane Austen, mystery writer P. D. James draws the characters of Austen’s beloved novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem.
Thomas Nelson | 9781400204663 | Published January 8, 2013
DESPERATE is for those who love their children to the depths of their souls but who have also curled up under their covers, fighting back tears, and begging God for help. Here, you will find the story of one young mother's honest account of the desperate feelings experienced in motherhood and one experienced mentor's realistic and gentle exhortations that were forged in the trenches of raising her own four children.
St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250023278 | Published January 8, 2013
Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life --- children, careers, bills, chores --- even as their 12-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm’s way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls.
Ecco | 9780061189364 | Published January 8, 2013
Thomas Nelson | 9781401687137 | Published January 8, 2013
There’s a secret in Grandma Rose’s attic --- a forgotten set of dog tags belonging to her first love. But David Hutchins was killed in action and never returned to Smitten. How did the dog tags end up in the attic? The mystery intrigues Rose’s three granddaughters, and they decide to investigate. As the seasons turn and the mystery unravels, the three young women and their mother encounter some intriguing mystery men of their own.
Mariner Books | 9780547992198 | Published January 8, 2013
In 1662, Jakob Kuisl, the hangman in a small village, got a letter from his sister asking him to come to the imperial city of Regensburg. When he arrives, he finds her throat has been slit and he is the prime suspect. Can his daughter, Magdalena, and her friends uncover the plot behind the false accusation?
Back Bay Books | 9780316218504 | Published January 8, 2013
In Stephenie Meyer's first book for adults, alien "souls" have taken over the minds and bodies of humans. Melanie Stryder, a captured rebel, resists the takeover of her mind by Wanderer, the soul implanted in her body. Under the influence of Melanie's emotions, Wanderer is compelled to search for Melanie's love Jared and brother Jamie, who are still in hiding.
Harper Perennial | 9780062184023 | Published January 8, 2013
Mira and Owen's marriage is less stable than they know when Wilton Deere, an aging, no longer famous TV star moves in next door. Wilton inserts himself into the couple's life in a quest for distraction and a connection with Anya, the daughter he abandoned years ago. When Mira begins accompanying Wilton to the casinos, she becomes addicted to gambling, and Owen turns to Anya, who is testing her own ability to trust her father after many years apart.
Amy B. Scher | 9780988498808 | Published January 8, 2013
A fiery young woman with a debilitating and misdiagnosed disease travels to a tiny clinic in India for a controversial embryonic stem cell treatment. On the journey to save her miserably failing body, she finds a world of cultural mayhem, radical medical treatment, and most importantly, a piece of her life that she never even knew she was searching for.
Baker Books | 9780801015144 | Published January 15, 2013
Have you ever wondered why it’s important that Jesus didn’t just die on the cross but also rose again? RISEN answers your questions and offers faith-filled meditations on the resurrection, taking these ancient truths and applying them to contemporary life. Steven Mathewson shows not only why Jesus had to die but why his resurrection was necessary and how our lives change when we understand and embrace this essential truth of the Christian faith.
Thomas Nelson | 9781400204601 | Published January 15, 2013
STUMBLING ON OPEN GROUND is a story of private trial and faith like those found in the books of Esther and Job. Punctuated with stories from Ken Mansfield’s years in the music business --- working with George Harrison and Waylon Jennings, among others --- the book is a private dialogue between a charismatic man, his loving wife, and the extraordinary God who transformed them both in the middle of a heartbreaking disease.
Gallery Books | 9781451698985 | Published January 15, 2013
Rowena and Victoria, daughters to the second son of the Earl of Summerset, have always treated their governess’s daughter, Prudence, like a sister. But when their father dies and they move in with their uncle’s family in a much more traditional household, Prudence is relegated to the maids’ quarters, much to the girls’ shock and dismay. The ever-present specter of class expectations makes it difficult for Prudence to maintain a foot in both worlds.
Moody Publishers | 9780802406378 | Published January 16, 2013
With refreshing honesty, author Jill Savage exposes some of her own parental shortcomings with the goal of helping mothers everywhere shelve their desires for perfection along with their insecurities of not measuring up to other moms. Jill delivers some much-needed realism as she explains why we need to stop comparing our insides to other people's outsides. She challenges every mom to exchange her vision of being a "perfect mother" for God's beautiful grace in order to learn to love her real, but imperfect, life.
W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393343595 | Published January 21, 2013
Writer and social critic Margaret Fuller (1810–1850) was perhaps the most famous American woman of her generation. But she was also plagued by self-doubt. John Matteson captures Fuller’s longing to become ever better, reflected by the changing lives she led.
Grand Central Publishing | 9780446583084 | Published January 22, 2013
Leo Demidov is no longer a member of Moscow's secret police. But when his wife and daughters are invited on a "Peace Tour" to New York, he is immediately suspicious. Forbidden to travel, Leo watches helplessly as his family is pulled into a web of conspiracy and betrayal that will end in tragedy.
Story Plant, The | 9781611880632 | Published January 22, 2013
Ernst Hess, missing and presumed dead, regains consciousness to find himself stuck in a hospital bed on a strange ward in a foreign country. He must do what he needs to do to get his life back and to finish the job he has been doing for decades. Harry believes he has already stopped Hess. When he finds out that the war criminal has somehow survived, Harry must kill Hess again --- even if it means putting his life and the lives of those that matter to him on the line.
Focal Press | 9780240818450 | Published January 22, 2013
This comprehensive manual covers the methods, technologies, thought processes and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film. The core of the book is the human, psychological and technical knowledge that every director needs, the enduring elements of the craft that remain vital.
William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062238313 | Published January 22, 2013
The most successful British television drama of our time, the multi-award-winning Downton Abbey has become a national phenomenon in the U.S. as well. Now the scripts for the entire first season have been collected in one volume, along with never before seen material, incisive commentary, and color photos that will completely immerse fans in the world of Downton Abbey.
Broadway | 9780770435721 | Published January 22, 2013
Kate Moore is a working mother struggling to make ends meet and maintain an increasingly unbearable life-defining secret. So when her husband is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to leave behind her double-life and to start anew. But then another American couple arrives, and Kate becomes terrified that her own past is catching up to her.
IVP Books | 9780830843015 | Published January 25, 2013
By rhythm we sing, clap, walk, breathe and live. But the Giver of rhythm sometimes calls us past our predictable patterns. Then we have to decide where to place our trust: in God or in our precious rhythms. Read this book and be reminded, and encouraged, that while God has rhythm, God is love, and God's love carries us beyond our rhythms into a fuller, more fulfilling life.
Star Of Hope Inc | 9780615740065 | Published January 25, 2013
This is the untold true story of one citizen's pointless torture and month-long captivity. The story, formerly miss-told if not utterly overlooked, has been made into a feature film. Even as a dark comedy, there is little amusement to be found in human suffering. The sick and twisted minds of Mr. Schiller's captors would be fodder for the Darwin Awards if the results were not so alarmingly inhumane. Physical, mental and emotional torture, as well as sensory deprivation and starvation, the prisoner of war-like conditions differed only in the fact that Mr. Schiller was completely alone.
W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393343489 | Published January 28, 2013
Stuck in a dead-end relationship, this fearless narrator leaves her metaphorical baggage behind and finds a comfort zone in the air. She flies around the world, finding reasons to love life in dozens of far-flung places from Alaska to Bhutan.
Broadway | 9780307352156 | Published January 29, 2013
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. In QUIET, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so.
Other Press | 9781590515457 | Published January 29, 2013
One day Simon's predictable and peaceful life is disrupted by the arrival of an anonymous postcard, the first in a series of increasingly menacing messages. He tries to ignore them, but the implied danger becomes more real, threatening to engulf his wife and son as well. The Howe family becomes engaged in a full-scale psychological battle with their unidentified stalker --- without even knowing it. Secrets from Simon's past are uncovered, escalating toward a tense and unexpected climax.
More than a conventional mystery or thriller, REUNION AT RED PAINT BAY is an exploration of the consequences of guilt, denial, and moral absolutism. Harrar weaves a dramatic and suspenseful tale sure to spur readers into examining the limits of responsibility for one's actions.
Plume | 9780452298996 | Published January 29, 2013
As the nation grapples with Prohibition, an act of violence shatters Rosa Barclay's resolve to maintain her family’s increasingly dangerous existence in Southern California. She flees with the children to the mesa where she last saw her beloved mother alive.
Kensington | 9780758281005 | Published January 29, 2013
After 18 years of marriage, Kathy Walker has settled into a pattern of comfortable routines. Then one day, she discovers a suspicious number on her husband’s phone. Now Kathy must decide whether to follow her suspicions at the risk of losing everything, or trust the man with whom she’s entwined her past, present and future.
Harlequin MIRA | 9780778315094 | Published January 29, 2013
In 1919, Margot Rosenthal is brought to Paris by her father, a German diplomat. Resenting a city where she is viewed as the enemy, Margot realizes that life back in Berlin with her wounded fiance to whom she can hardly relate anymore may not be so much better. Torn between duty and a desire to be free, Margot must make alliances and decide where her loyalties truly lie.
St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250023438 | Published January 29, 2013
Set against the backdrop of the 1987 stock market collapse, THE STARBOARD SEA is an examination of the abuses of class privilege, the mutability of sexual desire, the thrill and risk of competitive sailing, and the adult cost of teenage recklessness.
Chalice Press | 9780827216624 | Published January 30, 2013
Paying for sex is everywhere, even in your church. The factors leading individuals into sex work vary, yet sex workers are viewed as powerless individuals who must be rescued. I HEART SEX WORKERS offers another perspective, one where the characters defy stereotypes and solutions are hard to find. Author Lia Scholl firmly believes the Christian response to sex work should be one of building agency for women, through education, fighting injustice, and listening to the voices of sex workers.
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Harper | 9780062238863 | Published January 29, 2013
AMERICAN SNIPER is the astonishing autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, who is the record-holding sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle’s riveting first-person account of how he went from Texas rodeo cowboy to expert marksman and feared assassin offers a fascinating view of modern-day warfare and one of the most in-depth and illuminating looks into the secret world of Special Ops ever written.
St. Martin's Paperbacks | 9781250010414 | Published January 29, 2013
The FBI doesn’t usually consult with music therapists, but Kendra Michael has perfected the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory and tactile cues from the world around her. Former FBI agent Adam Kyle is a notorious master manipulator, skillfully handing criminals and colleagues alike. But now he needs Kendra’s help to find her ex, who may have run directly into the path of a serial killer.
Harper | 9780061878251 | Published January 29, 2013
When Brenna Spector first sees footage of missing webcam performer Lula Belle, Lula's deepest, darkest secrets are stories that to Brenna are chillingly familiar --- stories only Brenna and her sister, Clea, would know. Clea went missing when they were children, and Brenna is convinced the missing Internet performer has ties to her sister. Brenna takes the case --- and in her quest for Lula Belle unravels a web of obsession, sex, guilt and murder.
Harper | 9780062070326 | Published January 29, 2013
Nestled in the warm, domestic cocoon of a loving husband and family, Allison finally feels safe --- unaware that a stranger's brutal murder on a Caribbean island is the first step in an intricate plan to destroy everything in her life. For seasoned NYPD Detective Rocky Manzillo, the signs are clear that something terrible has emerged from the shadows: a murder victim left without a face and a faded photograph that yields a startling connection.
Harlequin MIRA | 9780778314202 | Published January 29, 2013
Librarian Phoebe O’Dunn deals in stories, but her passion for history has taught her that happy endings are rare. Her life in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, is safe and uneventful…until she discovers the hidden room.
Harper | 9780061999703 | Published January 29, 2013
Disoriented and bloodied after a near-deadly fall onto the subway tracks, freelance journalist Nat Idle is positive that the man who had barreled into him did not do so accidentally. On a quest to find out why this was done to him, Nat uncovers a slew of mysterious deaths and a bizarre neurological disorder that is affecting the minds of Bay Area children. Can Nat solve the mystery without being able to trust his own mind?
Tor Books | 9780765368096 | Published January 29, 2013
After being fired from her job as a paralegal, Samantha Novak is asked to write an expose on the reality television dating show "The Love Dog" for a Hollywood tabloid. She finds that digging up dirt on set is harder then she thought. If she doesn’t reveal to the world that the reality show isn’t exactly “real,” her new career will be over before it starts. But when she falls in love with the show's star and leading man, will she still have the heart to expose its dirty secrets?
Zebra | 9781420125054 | Published January 29, 2013
It's been seven years since the Seattle Strangler terrorized the city. His victims were all young and pretty, but there was one who miraculously escaped death. Lara Church has only hazy memories of her long-ago attack. What she does have is a home in Austin, a job, and a chance at a normal life at last. Then Texas Ranger James Beck arrives on her doorstep with shattering news: The Strangler is back. And this time, he's in Austin.