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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 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).

Week of December 1, 2014

Releases for the week of December 1st include THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY, Gabrielle Zevin's love letter to the world of books --- an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love; THE DEATH OF SANTINI, a powerful and intimate memoir in which Pat Conroy and his father, the inspiration for THE GREAT SANTINI, find some common ground at long last; ON SUCH A FULL SEA by Chang-rae Lee, a highly provocative, deeply affecting story of one woman’s legendary quest in a shocking, future America; and TROUBLE IN MIND, a dazzling collection of 12 short stories from Jeffery Deaver, who proves once again his genius for the unexpected --- in his world, appearances are always deceiving.

Week of November 24, 2014

Releases for the week of November 24th include Steve Berry's THE LINCOLN MYTH, a Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the United States Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln, and a political issue that’s as explosive as it is timely; INNOCENCE by Dean Koontz, a fantasy/thriller in which a man and a woman have been brought together mysteriously in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching; and MOZART, a biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from acclaimed historian Paul Johnson, who charts Mozart's life from age three through to his later years --- when he penned The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni.

Weeks of November 10 and 17, 2014

Releases for the weeks of November 10th and 17th include Martin Cruz Smith's TATIANA, in which Arkady Renko must connect the dots among a Russian journalist’s mysterious death, corrupt politicians, murderous gangsters and brazen bureaucrats; PURGATORY by Ken Bruen, which finds former cop Jack Taylor being goaded into joining a vigilante killer's murderous spree; and MY VENICE AND OTHER ESSAYS, Donna Leon's collection of 50 funny, charming, passionate and insightful essays that range from battles over garbage in the canals to the troubles with rehabbing Venetian real estate.

Week of November 3, 2014

Releases for the week of November 3rd include TEMPTING FATE by Jane Green, an enthralling and emotional story about how much we really understand the temptations that can threaten even the most idyllic of relationships; THE SPOOK LIGHTS AFFAIR, the second installment in the Carpenter and Quincannon historical mystery series from MWA Grandmasters Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini; HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE, a haunting literary debut from Emma Chapman about a woman who begins having visions that make her question everything she knows; and IF KENNEDY LIVED by Jeff Greenfield, an intriguing alternate history that poses, among other questions: What if Kennedy was not killed that fateful day? What would the 1964 campaign have looked like? How would Kennedy, in his second term, have approached Vietnam, civil rights and the Cold War?