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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.

February 2013


Daniel for Lunch: The Tasty Tale of Daniel in the Lions' Den by Kelly Pulley - Bible Studies, Children's, Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction

David C. Cook | 9781434703675 | Published February 1, 2013

What happens to Daniel after he refuses to pray to King Darius, and prays to God instead? He finds himself in a den full of hungry lions! Find out how Daniel is rescued --- and how the king's wicked helpers get a punishment they deserve!

Promises of Hope for Difficult Times by Jane Kirkpatrick - Christian, Christian Living, Nonfiction

Harvest House Publishers | 9780736949941 | Published February 1, 2013

In this insightful devotional, New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick provides comfort and inspiration for those in the midst of life's challenges. PROMISES OF HOPE FOR DIFFICULT TIMES is a personal yet universal journey to find new beginnings in the face of loss or unwelcome change. Jane offers a needed reminder that God longs to show compassion and care, rest and refuge to those who hurt.

Put a Little "Happy" in Your Life by Christina Bynum Breaux - Christian, Christian Living, Nonfiction

Harvest House Publishers | 9780736949606 | Published February 1, 2013

Photographer Christina Bynum Breaux is able to capture a child’s playful heart through the lens of her camera. By pairing her photo collection of adorable children, caught in charming and precocious acts, with an encouraging storyline, readers can’t help but smile with every turn of the page.

The Biggest and Toughest: The Short Story of David's Big Faith by Kelly Pulley - Bible Studies, Children's, Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction

David C. Cook | 9780781406239 | Published February 1, 2013

Teach your children about God's strength and love for His people with this rhyming story about David and Goliath. With fun illustrations and a quirky rhyming text, your kids will discover that despite David's small stature, his courage and belief in God see him through when he stands up to the Philistine army.

The Difference You Make: Changing Your World through the Impact of Your Influence by Pat Williams with Jim Denney - Christian, Christian Living, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help

Revell | 9780800721688 | Published February 1, 2013

We each have an enormous sphere of influence --- and most of us don’t even realize it. This is a book with a mission --- a mission to show you the impact of your life on those around you.

The Way of the Wise: Simple Truths for Living Well by Dr. Kevin Leman - Christian, Christian Living, Nonfiction, Self-Help

Revell | 9780800721572 | Published February 1, 2013

New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman reveals 10 life-changing principles --- all packed in six amazing little verses by the wisest man of all, King Solomon. They have everything to do with who you are, where your heart is, who you think God is, and who you want to become. No matter where you are on your journey in life, you can take the way of the wise.

Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them by Betsy Prioleau - Gender Studies, Nonfiction, Relationships, Social Sciences

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393068375 | Published February 4, 2013

Contrary to popular myth and dogma, the men who consistently beguile women belie the familiar stereotypes. As Betsy Prioleau points out, legendary ladies’ men are a different, complex species altogether, often without looks or money. Prioleau cuts through the cultural lore and reveals who these master lovers really are and the arts they practice to enswoon women.

The City of Devi by Manil Suri - Fiction, Literary Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393088755 | Published February 4, 2013

As Mumbai empties under the threat of imminent nuclear annihilation, Sarita, a thirty-three-year-old statistician, can only think of one thing: being reunited with Karun, her physicist husband. Why has he vanished? Who is he running from? How will they form the family of three he's always wanted? To find him, Sarita must journey across the surreal landscape of a near-abandoned city, braving gangs of competing Hindu and Muslim hoodlums.

Bear is Broken: A Leo Maxwell Mystery by Lachlan Smith - Fiction, Mystery

Mysterious Press | 9780802120793 | Published February 5, 2013

Leo Maxwell’s older brother Teddy, a successful yet reviled criminal defense attorney, has been shot and lies in a coma. Leo quickly realizes that the list of possible suspects is much larger than he could have imagined. The deeper he digs into Teddy’s life, the more questions arise. Somewhere, the person who shot his brother is still on the loose, and there are many who would happily kill Leo in order to keep it that way.

Deadly Stakes by J.A. Jance - Fiction, Mystery

Touchstone | 9781451628685 | Published February 5, 2013

Police academy-trained former reporter Ali Reynolds is contacted to investigate the grisly murder of a gold-digging divorcee on behalf of Lynn Martinson, who is accused of the crime. Ali is simultaneously drawn to the case of A.J. Sanders, a frightened teen with secrets of his own. When the body of an ex-con is discovered near the first crime scene, Ali struggles to determine if A.J. and Lynn’s cases are related.

Frances and Bernard by Carlene Bauer - Fiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780547858241 | Published February 5, 2013


Inspired by Flannery O’Connor and Robert Lowell, this novel in letters immerses us inside a moving literary love story and transports us to mid-twentieth-century New York in all its glamour and zip

In the summer of 1957, Frances and Bernard meet at a writers’ colony. She finds him faintly ridiculous, but talented. He sees her as aloof, but intriguing. Afterward, he sends her a letter. Soon they are engaged in the kind of fast, deep connection that can take over --- and change the course of --- our lives.
Bernard is a poet --- well-born, Harvard-educated, gregarious, passionate. Frances is a fiction writer --- daughter of a middle-class Irish family, wry, fairly (and often unfairly) judgmental. She is deeply Catholic; he is a convert who yearns to sound out matters of the spirit. He is well into his writing career; she is looking for a way into New York literary life. 
So begins an extraordinary novel told in absorbing correspondence that explores faith, creativity, depression, passion, what it means to be a true friend, the nature of acceptable sacrifice. How much should we give up for those we love? In witness to all the wonder of kindred spirits and bittersweet romance, Frances and Bernard is a tribute to the power of friendship.
House of Earth by Woody Guthrie - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper | 9780062248398 | Published February 5, 2013

Finished in 1947 and lost to readers until now, HOUSE OF EARTH is Woody Guthrie's only fully-realized novel --- a powerful portrait of Dust Bowl America, filled with the homespun lyricism and authenticity that have made his songs a part of our national consciousness. It is the story of an ordinary couple's dreams of a better life and their search for love and meaning in a corrupt world.

How Literature Saved My Life by David Shields - Essays, Nonfiction

Knopf | 9780307961525 | Published February 5, 2013

Blending confessional criticism and anthropological autobiography, David Shields explores the power of literature to make life survivable, maybe even endurable. He evokes his deeply divided personality, character flaws, woes, and serious despairs. Books are his life, but when they come to feel unlifelike and archaic, he revels in a new kind of art that is based heavily on quotation and consciousness and self-consciousness.

Indiscretion by Charles Dubow - Fiction, Romance

William Morrow | 9780062201058 | Published February 5, 2013

Harry and Madeleine Winslow share a love that is both envied and admired. One weekend at the start of the summer season, Harry and Maddy meet Claire and cannot help but be enchanted by her winsome youth, quiet intelligence, and disarming naivete. Drawn by the Winslows' inscrutable magnetism, Claire eagerly falls into their welcoming orbit. But over the course of the summer, her reverence transforms into a dangerous desire.

Iscariot: A Novel of Judas by Tosca Lee - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Howard Books | 9781451683769 | Published February 5, 2013

ISCARIOT is the story of Judas, from his tumultuous childhood to his emergence as the man known to the world as the betrayer of Jesus. But even more, it is a singular and surprising view into the life of Jesus that forces us to reexamine everything we thought we knew about the most famous --- and infamous --- religious icons in history.

My Brother's Book by Maurice Sendak - Nonfiction

HarperCollins | 9780062234896 | Published February 5, 2013

Fifty years after Where the Wild Things Are was published comes the last book Maurice Sendak completed before his death in May 2012, My Brother's Book. With influences from Shakespeare and William Blake, Sendak pays homage to his late brother, Jack, whom he credited for his passion for writing and drawing.

Pursued: God's Divine Obsession with You by Jud Wilhite - Christian, Nonfiction

FaithWords | 9781455515462 | Published February 5, 2013

Jud Wilhite has seen it all, and he knows that no matter how far someone has strayed from God, God always remains in passionate pursuit. Using the biblical prophet Hosea's marriage, commanded by God, to an unfaithful prostitute as a metaphor for God's unwavering love, PURSUED compellingly illustrates God's plan for every person --- to be freed to become his or her own unique self through intimate togetherness with the living, loving God.

Schroder by Amity Gaige - Fiction

Twelve | 9781455512133 | Published February 5, 2013

Attending a New England summer camp, young Eric Schroder adopts the last name Kennedy to more easily fit in. SCHRODER relates the story of Eric's urgent escape years later to Lake Champlain, Vermont, with his six-year-old daughter in an attempt to outrun the authorities amid a heated custody battle with his wife, who will soon discover that her husband is not who he says he is.

See Now Then by Jamaica Kincaid - Fiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374180560 | Published February 5, 2013

Jamaica Kincaid’s beautiful, painful new book, her first novel in a decade, chronicles the dissolution of a marriage. Mr. Sweet is a composer of difficult works of modern music. He resents Mrs. Sweet, his Caribbean-born wife, for taking him from his beloved Manhattan and making him move to Vermont with their children, the daughter he adores and the son he detests. Kincaid uses Virginia Woolf-style repetition to create a hypnotic portrait of a dying love.

The Golden Calf: An Inspector Irene Huss Investigation by Helene Tursten - Fiction, Mystery

Soho Crime | 9781616950088 | Published February 5, 2013

Three men have been shot in one of Göteborg's most fashionable neighborhoods, sending Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues on a goose chase through a tony world of expensive cars and fancy homes. All three victims seem to be tied to one person, the glamorous dot-com darling Sanna Kaegler-Ceder. But Sanna is not speaking, even when her own life seems to be at stake.

The Lord Is My Shepherd: Resting in the Peace and Power of Psalm 23 by Robert J. Morgan - Christian, Nonfiction

Howard Books | 9781451664720 | Published February 5, 2013

At a time of great uncertainty for so many people, pastor and celebrated writer Robert J. Morgan offers the timeless solace of one of history’s most famous poems --- six verses that comprise the most memorized passage in the Bible and that, as Morgan shows, provide a microcosm of God’s grace.

The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne - Fiction

Free Press | 9781476705859 | Published February 5, 2013

Eleven-year-old megastar Jonny Valentine knows that the fans don’t love him for who he is. But within the marketing machine, somewhere, this talented singer is still a vulnerable little boy, perplexed by his budding sexuality and his heartthrob status, dependent on his hard-partying manager-mother, and endlessly searching for his absent father in Internet fan sites, lonely emails, and the crowds of faceless fans.

The Pretty One: A Novel about Sisters by Lucinda Rosenfeld - Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316213554 | Published February 5, 2013

For nearly 40 years, the Hellinger sisters have played the roles set down by their loving yet domineering mother. Each woman is unable to believe that anyone could understand what it's like to be her. But when a freak accident lands their mother in the hospital, a chain of events is set in motion that will send each Hellinger sister rocketing out of her comfort zone, leaving her to wonder: was this the role she was truly born to play?

The Trouble with Charlie by Merry Jones - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Oceanview Publishing | 9781608090747 | Published February 5, 2013

Elle's soon-to-be-ex-husband, Charlie, has been stabbed to death with a kitchen knife. Yet she feels his presence and hears him accuse her of killing him. Even though she doesn’t believe in ghosts, she argues with him and asserts her innocence. Oddly, Elle has a gap in her memory; she can’t account for her activity during the time of his murder. As Elle tries to clear herself by finding out how Charlie died, she discovers that she had plenty of reason to kill him.

Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton Adult | 9780525953074 | Published February 5, 2013

Investigator Tessa Leoni arrives at the crime scene in the home of Justin and Libby Denbe, a couple who seemed to have it all but now appears to have been abducted. Tessa knows better than anyone that even the most perfect façades can hide the darkest secrets. Now she must race against the clock to uncover the Denbes’ innermost dealings, a complex tangle of friendships and betrayal, big business and small sacrifices.