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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.

March 2013

Hardcover

The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood - Fiction, Historical Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393081428 | Published March 4, 2013

Claire struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless marriage or follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 --- Vivien helps others cope with their grief and begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The connection between Claire and Vivien will change the life of one of them in extraordinary ways.

The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood - Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393081428 | Published March 4, 2013

Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church by Lauren Drain with Lisa Pulitzer - Memoir, Nonfiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455512423 | Published March 5, 2013

For the first 14 years of her life, Lauren Drain's childhood was fairly normal. However, once her atheist father was seduced by the charismatic leaders of the Westboro Baptist Church, her life suddenly became a frightening experience of religious fanaticism and cult-like mind control that lasted for years before she was banished from the group and forced out on her own.

Beautiful Nate: A Memoir of a Family's Love, a Life Lost, and Heaven's Promises by Dennis Mansfield - Christian, Memoir, Nonfiction

Howard Books | 9781451678512 | Published March 5, 2013

A leader in the evangelical public policy arena, Dennis Mansfield was a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2000 when he learned of his oldest son’s drug use. Though Dennis and his wife, Susan, turned their attention to helping drug addicts and their families, they were powerless to stop the death of their own son in 2009 at the age of 27. BEAUTIFUL NATE lucidly recounts these difficult years while painting a picture of what did and did not work in raising a child within the evangelical framework.

Born on a Mountaintop: On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier by Bob Thompson - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Crown | 9780307720894 | Published March 5, 2013

In the road-trip tradition of Sarah Vowell and Tony Horwitz, Bob Thompson follows Davy Crockett's footsteps from the Tennessee river valley where he was born, to Washington, where he served three terms in Congress, and on to Texas and the gates of the Alamo, seeking out those who know, love and are still willing to fight over Davy's life and legacy.

Damascus Countdown by Joel C. Rosenberg - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. | 9781414319704 | Published March 5, 2013

Israel has successfully launched a first strike on Iran, taking out all of their nuclear sites and six of their nuclear warheads --- and causing The Twelfth Imam to order a full-scale retaliation. In danger not only from the ongoing missile strikes on Iran but also from the increasingly hostile and suspicious governments of multiple countries, CIA operative David Shirazi and his team are in a race against time to find the remaining nuclear warheads before disaster strikes.

Days Like These: Even In The Darkest Moments, Light Can Shine Through by Kristian Anderson and Rachel Anderson - Christian, Memoir, Nonfiction

Zondervan | 9780310325833 | Published March 5, 2013

In DAYS LIKE THESE, Kristian Anderson shares his valiant fight with cancer. In his own words, Kristian leaves a powerful legacy for his wife Rachel, his two little boys, and the rest of the world, with an inspiring and faith-filled story of hope and the ultimate truth that light can shine through even in the darkest moments.

Deep Down by Deborah Coates - Fantasy, Fiction

Tor Books | 9780765329004 | Published March 5, 2013

Now that she has solved her sister's murder, Hallie Michaels has left the army and isn't sure what to do next. Her relationship with deputy Boyd Davies is tentative, there's still distance between her and her father, and she needs a job. The good news is, she hasn't seen a ghost in weeks. All that changes when she gets a call asking her to help an elderly neighbor who is being stalked by black dogs, creatures from the underworld that are harbingers of death.

Elders by Ryan McIlvain - Fiction

Hogarth | 9780307955692 | Published March 5, 2013

For nearly two years, American Elder McLeod has spent his days in Brazil studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon. His new partner is Elder Passos, a Brazilian who found salvation and solace in the church after his mother’s early death. When a beautiful woman and her husband offer the missionaries a chance to be heard and put all of their practice to good use, they must confront their own long-held beliefs and doubts, and the simmering tensions at the heart of their friendship.

Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice by Mary Robinson - Nonfiction

Walker & Company | 9780802779649 | Published March 5, 2013

One of the most inspiring women of our age, Mary Robinson has spent her life in pursuit of a fairer world, becoming a powerful and influential voice for human rights around the globe. Displaying a gift for storytelling and remembrance, Robinson reveals, in Everybody Matters, what lies behind the vision, strength, and determination that made her path to prominence as compelling as any of her achievements.

Finding Moosewood, Finding God: What Happened When a TV Newsman Abandoned His Career for Life on an Island by Jack Perkins - Christian, Memoir, Nonfiction

Zondervan | 9780310318255 | Published March 5, 2013

For 25 years, millions of Americans watched Jack Perkins on NBC News as a correspondent, commentator and anchorman. Yet at the age of 52 and at the height of his career, Jack disappeared from the public eye and moved with his wife, Mary Jo, to a bare-necessities cabin on an uninhabited island off the coast of Maine. This isolated home they came to call Moosewood was the setting for Jack and Mary Jo’s spiritual awakening.

Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi - Fiction

Penguin Press HC, The | 9781594204494 | Published March 5, 2013

 

Kweku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of Kweku’s death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before. GHANA MUST GO is their story, and a testament to the transformative power of unconditional love.

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid - Fiction

Riverhead Hardcover | 9781594487293 | Published March 5, 2013

Mohsin Hamid’s third novel follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along.

Jacob's Folly by Rebecca Miller - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374178543 | Published March 5, 2013

In 18th-century Paris, Jacob Cerf is a Jew, a peddler of knives, saltcellars and snuffboxes. Despite a disastrous teenage marriage, he is determined to raise himself up in life. More than 200 years later, Jacob is amazed to find himself reincarnated as a fly in the Long Island suburbs of 21st-century America. Thanks to his arrival, the lives of a reliable volunteer fireman and a young Orthodox Jewish woman nursing a secret ambition will never be the same.

Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp by Ann Kirschner - Biography, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780061864506 | Published March 5, 2013

For nearly 50 years, she lived with the most famous lawman of the Old West. Yet Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp has nearly been erased from Western lore. In this definitive biography, Ann Kirschner brings Josephine out of the shadows of history to tell her full story --- a spirited tale of ambition, adventure, self-invention and romance reflective of America itself, from the post–Civil War years to World War II.

Lessons in French by Hilary Reyl - Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781451655032 | Published March 5, 2013

Kate has just graduated from Yale and is eager to pursue her dreams as a fledgling painter. When she receives a job offer to work as the assistant to Lydia Schell, a famous American photographer in Paris, she immediately accepts. As Kate rediscovers Paris and her roots there, while trying to fit into Lydia’s glamorous and complicated family, she begins to question the kindness of the people to whom she is so drawn as well as her own motives for wanting them to love her. 

Murder Below Montparnasse: An Aimee Leduc Investigation by Cara Black - Fiction, Mystery

Soho Crime | 9781616952150 | Published March 5, 2013

Yuri Volodya, a mysterious old Russian man, hires Aimée Leduc to protect a painting. By the time she gets to his Montparnasse atelier, the precious painting has already been stolen. The next day, Yuri is found tortured to death. Some very dangerous people are threatening Aimée and her co-workers, and witnesses are dropping like flies. Now Aimée has to find the painting, stop her attackers, and figure out what her long-missing mother has to do with all this.

Night Moves: A Doc Ford Novel by Randy Wayne White - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Putnam Adult | 9780399158124 | Published March 5, 2013

While trying to solve one of Florida’s most profound secrets, Doc Ford is the target of a murder attempt by someone who wants to make it look like an accident. Or is the target actually his friend, Tomlinson? What their small family of friends don’t know is that their secret pasts make it impossible for the two of them to go to the law for help. There is an assassin on the loose, and it is up to them to find the killer --- before he (or she) finishes the job.

Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court by Sandra Day O'Connor - History, Law, Nonfiction

Random House | 9780812993929 | Published March 5, 2013

The road to today's modern court, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor writes, was one fraught with change, upheaval and contingency for most of our nation's history. So much of what we take for granted was once steeped in uncertainty. Here, Justice O'Connor sheds light on the people and transformations that took us from John Jay to John Roberts, from an erratic young court to the incredible institution that endures today.

Rita Moreno: A Memoir by Rita Moreno - Memoir, Nonfiction

Celebra Hardcover | 9780451416377 | Published March 5, 2013

In this luminous memoir, Rita Moreno shares her remarkable journey from a young girl with simple beginnings in Puerto Rico  to Hollywood legend --- and one of the few performers, and the only Hispanic, to win an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and two Emmys. Here, for the first time, Rita reflects on her struggles to break through Hollywood’s racial and sexual barriers.

Room No. 10: A Chief Inspector Erik Winter Novel by Åke Edwardson - Fiction, Mystery

Simon & Schuster | 9781451608526 | Published March 5, 2013

A woman is discovered hanged in a hotel room in Gothenburg, Sweden. Chief Inspector Erik Winter wonders whether her family is holding back some secret that might help identify the murderer. At the same time, Winter becomes convinced that there may be a connection between this crime and one of his first cases as a young detective that concerned a young woman who disappeared --- from the same room in the same hotel.

Second Chances: More Stories of Grace by Max Lucado - Christian, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality

Thomas Nelson | 9780849948558 | Published March 5, 2013

We humans are prone to failure. We’re experts at muddying, mixing and messing up our lives. Who among us hasn’t looked up from the bottom of a pit and realized he dug it himself? Who hasn’t fallen so far, messed up so badly that she thought there was no hope? And it’s at these low points that we crave reminders that there’s hope for the broken. No reminder is quite as poignant as a story of second chances. Who couldn’t use more stories of grace like this?

Silenced by Kristina Ohlsson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781439198902 | Published March 5, 2013

A teenage girl was assaulted and raped on a midsummer’s eve 15 years ago. Cut to present: a man is killed in a hit and run. He has no identification on him and is not reported missing. The same day, a priest and his wife are found dead in an apparent suicide. Fredrika Bergman and her colleagues are assigned to all three of the seemingly unrelated cases. What is the thread of evil that connects them all?

The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction, Gothic , Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

Ecco | 9780062231703 | Published March 5, 2013

Princeton, New Jersey, at the turn of the 20th century: a tranquil place to raise a family, a genteel town for genteel souls. But something dark and dangerous lurks at the edges of the town, corrupting and infecting its residents. A young bride on the verge of the altar is seduced and abducted by a shape-shifting, vaguely European prince who might just be the devil. When the bride's brother sets out against all odds to find her, his path will cross those of Princeton's most formidable people.

The Boyfriend by Thomas Perry - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802126061 | Published March 5, 2013

Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the case. It turns out the victim is just one of several young female escorts killed in different cities in the exact same way. Till must risk his life to find a seductive and ruthless killer whose murderous spree masks a far deadlier agenda.