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New in Paperback

Whether it's a hardcover reprinted in paperback, or a new book that just released in paperback, we're rounding up fiction and nonfiction titles worthy of your attention in our New in Paperback feature. Feel free to dog-ear the pages and fold back the covers!

Week of February 23, 2015

Releases for the week of February 23rd include the 2014 National Book Award winner REDEPLOYMENT, Phil Klay’s debut short story collection that takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned; THE CITY, the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences; and MARGARITA WEDNESDAYS, in which Deborah Rodriguez takes us along on her inspiring journey of self-discovery and renewal after she is forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007.

Week of February 16, 2015

Releases for the week of February 16th include BONES NEVER LIE, the 17th installment in Kathy Reichs' series starring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan; THE SERPENT OF VENICE by Christopher Moore, a satiric Venetian gothic that brings back the Pocket of Dog Snogging, the eponymous hero of FOOL, along with his sidekick, Drool, and pet monkey, Jeff; and GLITTER AND GLUE, a memoir by Kelly Corrigan that examines the bond --- sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine --- between mothers and daughters.

Week of February 9, 2015

Releases for the week of February 9th include MEAN STREAK by Sandra Brown, a heart-pounding story of survival that takes the age-old question "Does the end justify the means?" and turns it on its head; A KING'S RANSOM, Sharon Kay Penman's long-anticipated sequel to LIONHEART that tells the vivid and heart-wrenching story of the last event-filled years in the life of Richard I of England, Coeur de Lion; and DARK INVASION, Howard Blum’s gritty, true-life tale of German espionage and terror on American soil during World War I, and the NYPD Inspector who helped uncover the plot --- the basis for the film to be produced by and starring Bradley Cooper.

Week of February 2, 2015

Releases for the week of February 2nd include DESTROYER ANGEL, book 19 in Nevada Barr's series of mysteries starring Nation Park Ranger Anna Pigeon; NEW LIFE, NO INSTRUCTIONS, Gail Caldwell's memoir about a dramatic turning point in her life that unexpectedly opened up a world of understanding, possibility and connection; and SHOTGUN LOVESONGS, Nickolas Butler's debut novel in which four boyhood friends --- and a woman who has meant something special in each of their lives --- are all brought together for a wedding in the small Wisconsin town of Little Wing.

Week of January 26, 2015

Releases for the week of January 26th include Karin Slaughter's first stand-alone novel, COP TOWN, an epic story of a city in the midst of seismic upheaval, a serial killer targeting cops, and a divided police force tasked with bringing a madman to justice; Isabel Allende's RIPPER, a fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco; and CALL ME BURROUGHS by Beat historian Barry Miles, the first full-length biography of Augusten Burroughs to be published in a quarter century --- and the first one to chronicle the last decade of Burroughs' life and examine his long-term cultural legacy.

Week of January 19, 2015

Releases for the week of January 19th include THE DAYS OF ANNA MADRIGAL, the final novel in Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City series that follows Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane, as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past; ROOSEVELT’S BEAST, Louis Bayard's reimagining of Teddy and Kermit Roosevelt’s ill-fated 1914 Amazon expedition; and ALL JOY AND NO FUN: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, in which award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior analyzes the many ways children reshape their parents' lives --- whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self.

Week of January 12, 2015

Releases for the week of January 12th include UNLUCKY 13 by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, in which the Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose; THE EXILES RETURN, a novel by Elisabeth de Waal set in the ashes of post-World War II Vienna that follows five people as they return home, 15 years after being exiled by Hitler's deadly reign; and UNREMARRIED WIDOW, a memoir by Artis Henderson, who lost her husband 20 years after her own mother was widowed, and overcame two generations of tragedy to discover that both hope and love endure.

Week of January 5, 2015

Releases for the week of January 5th include MR. MERCEDES, Stephen King's bestseller that finds three unlikely heroes trying to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands; THE ACCIDENT by Chris Pavone, in which the lives of a veteran CIA operative, a literary agent and an author collide as the latter's book begins its dangerous march toward publication; THE PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL, Nadia Hashimi's debut novel that interweaves the tales of two women separated by a century who share similar destinies; and JFK IN THE SENATE: Pathway to the Presidency, the first book to deal exclusively with John F. Kennedy's Senate years, as author John T. Shaw looks at how the young Senator was able to catapult himself on the national stage.

Week of December 29, 2014

Releases for the week of December 29th include THE FOREVER GIRL by Alexander McCall Smith, a novel about love and following one’s heart, and the unexpected places to which this can lead us; Charles Todd's HUNTING SHADOWS, in which a dangerous case with ties leading back to the battlefields of World War I dredges up dark memories for Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge; and LINCOLN'S BOYS, Joshua Zeitz's intimate look into Abraham Lincoln’s White House and the aftermath of his death, via the lives of his two closest aides.

Weeks of December 8, 15 and 22, 2014

Releases for the weeks of December 8th, 15th and 22nd include ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE BOURNE ASCENDANCY by Eric Van Lustbader, which finds Jason Bourne faced with an impossible mission: he has been hired to impersonate a high-level government minister at a political summit meeting in Qatar, shielding the minister from any assassination attempts; NYPD RED 2, a thriller from James Patterson and Marshall Karp that careens through New York City and deep into the psyche of a depraved killer you've never seen before; and THE YEAR OF READING DANGEROUSLY, author and editor Andy Miller's chronicle of his year-long adventure with 50 great books (and two not-so-great ones).