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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 22, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of February 22nd include THE BONE TREE, the highly anticipated second installment of Greg Iles' epic trilogy of blood and race, family and justice, featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage; ON THE MOVE, a memoir by the late Oliver Sacks, who writes about the passions that drove his life, his love affairs, his guilt over leaving his family to come to America, his bond with his schizophrenic brother, and the writers and scientists who have influenced his work; HOW I SHED MY SKIN, which chronicles award-winning novelist Jim Grimsley’s years of learning --- and then unlearning --- racism; and new installments of series by such authors as Jacqueline Winspear, M. C. Beaton, Rhys Bowen and Philip Kerr.

Week of February 15, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of February 15th include EPITAPH, a historical novel from Mary Doria Russell that continues the story she began in DOC, following Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, and to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral; KNOW YOUR BEHOLDER by Adam Rapp, a hilarious and heartbreaking work of fiction about a musician climbing back from rock bottom; and KILLERS OF THE KING, a unique chronicle of Stuart England written by Charles Spencer, who tells the dramatic stories and fascinating fates of the men who signed Charles I’s death warrant.

Week of February 8, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of February 8th include GET IN TROUBLE, Kelly Link's first short story collection for adult readers in over a decade; AS CHIMNEY SWEEPERS COME TO DUST by Alan Bradley, in which Flavia de Luce takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools; THE INVENTION OF FIRE, which comes courtesy of Bruce Holsinger, the author of the acclaimed historical thriller A BURNABLE BOOK, who once again brings medieval London alive in all its color and detail in a novel that imagines the beginnings of gun violence in the Western world; and 17 CARNATIONS, a meticulously researched historical tour de force about the secret ties among Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor and Adolf Hitler before, during and after World War II.

Week of February 1, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of February 1st include FRICTION by Sandra Brown, a gripping story of family ties and forbidden attraction; Nick Hornby's FUNNY GIRL, a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet; PRETTY BABY, a stunning psychological thriller from Mary Kubica in which a chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies; and PUBLISHING, a personal story of author Gail Godwin's hunger to be published, the pursuit of that goal, and then the long haul.

Week of January 25, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of January 25th include GOD HELP THE CHILD, the first book by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment, a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape --- and misshape --- the life of the adult; SPEAKING IN BONES by Kathy Reichs, in which forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan finds herself drawn into a world of dark secrets and dangerous beliefs, where good and evil blur; DEVOTED IN DEATH, the 41st installment in J. D. Robb's In Death series, in which Lieutenant Eve Dallas tracks a young couple whose heated passion for each other is fueled by cold brutality; and HUCK FINN’S AMERICA, award-winning biographer Andrew Levy's investigation into Mark Twain’s writing of HUCKLEBERRY FINN, which turns on its head everything we thought we knew about America’s favorite icon of childhood.

Week of January 18, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of January 18th include RADIANT ANGEL, a John Corey novel from Nelson DeMille that takes readers into the heart of a new Cold War with a clock-ticking plot that has Manhattan in its crosshairs; James Hannaham's DELICIOUS FOODS, in which a widow, held captive by her employers --- and by her own demons --- on a mysterious farm, struggles to reunite with her young son; and GATEWAY TO FREEDOM by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner, the dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.

Week of January 11, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of January 11th include MISSOULA by Jon Krakauer, a meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana ­--- stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape; A GOD IN RUINS, the follow-up to Kate Atkinson's LIFE AFTER LIFE, which tells the dramatic story of the 20th century through Ursula Todd's beloved younger brother, Teddy, as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world; and DOUBLE DOUBLE, a dual memoir in which award-winning mystery writer Martha Grimes and her son, Ken Grimes, offer two points of view on their struggles with alcoholism.

Week of January 4, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of January 4th include INSIDE THE O'BRIENS, Lisa Genova's novel about a family struggling with the impact of Huntington’s disease; EVERY DAY I FIGHT, the inspiring story behind ESPN anchor Stuart Scott’s unrelenting fight against cancer; Dennis Lehane's WORLD GONE BY, in which Joe Coughlin must confront the cost of his criminal past and present; THE EMPTY THRONE, the eighth installment in Bernard Cornwell’s series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England; and THE SECRET WISDOM OF THE EARTH, Christopher Scotton's debut novel about an act of violence in a small, Southern town and the repercussions that will forever change a young man's view of human cruelty and compassion.

Week of December 28, 2015

Releases for the week of December 28th include THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry, in which an individual has unearthed a secret that calls into question the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, and it's up to Cotton Malone to learn the truth; LAST ONE HOME, an inspiring stand-alone novel from Debbie Macomber about the enduring bond between sisters, the power of forgiveness, and a second chance at love; and Read more »

Weeks of December 14 and 21, 2015

Releases for the weeks of December 14th and 21st include THE PRESIDENT'S SHADOW, the third book in Brad Meltzer's political thriller series, Culper Ring (following THE INNER CIRCLE and THE FIFTH ASSASSIN); THE POCKET WIFE, a psychological thriller from Susan Crawford in which a woman suffering from bipolar disorder cannot remember if she murdered her friend; and I'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER THIS, a memoir by Pat O'Brien, who reveals the highs and lows of the life of a radio and TV broadcaster, spent sharing the mic with the world's rich and famous while battling an infamous public scandal and demons that nearly killed him.