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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 October 27, 2014

Releases for the week of October 27th include STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS by Anna Quindlen, a wry and knowing portrait of a photographer who discovers that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life; AN OFFICER AND A SPY, the story of the infamous Dreyfus affair told by Robert Harris as a chillingly dark, hard-edged novel of conspiracy and espionage; RAISING STEAM, the 40th installment in Terry Pratchett's Discworld fantasy series; and MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH EATING by Ann Mah, the memoir of a young diplomat’s wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris --- one dish at a time.

Week of October 20, 2014

Releases for the week of October 20th include THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN by Mitch Albom, which tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife; ANDREW'S BRAIN, in which E.L. Doctorow takes readers on a radical trip into the mind of a man who, more than once, has been the inadvertent agent of disaster; and NEWTOWN: An American Tragedy, Matthew Lysiak's examination of the facts surrounding Newtown --- not only of that horrific day, but the perfect storm of mental instability and obsession that preceded it and, in the aftermath of unspeakable heartbreak, the controversy that continues to play out on the national stage.

Week of October 13, 2014

Releases for the week of October 13th include STARRY NIGHT by Debbie Macomber, in which a reporter may have to choose between a significant career move and a relationship with the love of her life; BURN, the stunning conclusion to Julianna Baggott's trilogy that began with PURE and continued in FUSE; and THE KENNEDY HALF-CENTURY, which reexamines JFK's assassination using heretofore unseen information to which celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato has had unique access, then documents the extraordinary effect the assassination has had on Americans of every modern generation.

Week of October 6, 2014

Releases for the week of October 6th include COMMAND AUTHORITY, the final published book by Tom Clancy, who passed away in October 2013 at the age of 66; THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE, a memoir by Ann Patchett that examines her deepest commitments --- to writing, family, friends, dogs, books and her husband; THE LUMINARIES, Eleanor Catton's Man Booker Prize-winning novel that evokes a mid-19th-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust; and LITTLE FAILURE, the all-too true story of an immigrant family betting its future on America, as told by a lifelong misfit (Gary Shteyngart) who finally finds a place for himself in the world through books and words.

Week of September 29, 2014

Releases for the week of September 29th include MRS. LINCOLN'S RIVAL, in which Jennifer Chiaverini reveals, through fascinating historical fiction, the famous First Lady’s very public social and political contest with Kate Chase Sprague; THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS by Alice Hoffman, the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the 20th century; and two books that dig deeper into the JFK assassination: FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin and HISTORY WILL PROVE US RIGHT by Howard P. Willens.

Week of September 22, 2014

Releases for the week of September 22nd include UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY, in which Nancy Horan tells the improbable love story of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and his tempestuous American wife, Fanny; and BECOMING MR. OCTOBER, a soul-baring and brutally candid memoir of the two years --- 1977 and 1978 --- when Reggie Jackson went from being an outcast to a Yankee legend.

Week of September 15, 2014

Releases for the week of September 15th include THE TARGET, the third installment in David Baldacci's thriller series featuring assassins Will Robie and Jessica Reel; THE PRESERVATIONIST by Justin Kramon, a riveting psychological thriller about three people whose dark pasts are beginning to catch up with them; and THE MEN WHO UNITED THE STATES, Simon Winchester's fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings.

Week of September 8, 2014

Releases for the week of September 8th include THE REDEEMER by Jo Nesbø, an Inspector Harry Hole thriller in which Oslo's best investigator must determine who's responsible for shots ringing out at a Salvation Army Christmas concert that left one of the singers dead in the street; THE BULLY PULPIT, Doris Kearns Goodwin's dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air; and THE PERFECT SCORE PROJECT by Debbie Stier, an indispensable guide to acing the SAT --- as well as the affecting story of a single mom’s quest to light a fire under her teenage son.

Week of September 1, 2014

Releases for the week of September 1st include FALLEN WOMEN, a historical mystery by Sandra Dallas in which a wealthy New York socialite is determined to find the individual responsible for the death of her sister, who was brutally murdered in the brothel where she had been living; WILSON, Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg's penetrating biography of our 28th President, Woodrow Wilson; THE LAST DARK, the conclusion of Stephen R. Donaldson's epic fantasy series, The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant; and J.L. Witterick's MY MOTHER'S SECRET, a novel inspired by a true story that intertwines the lives of two Jewish families in hiding from the Nazis, a fleeing German soldier, and the mother and daughter who team up to save them all.

Week of August 25, 2014

Releases for the week of August 25th include BLEEDING EDGE by Thomas Pynchon, a historical romance of New York in the early days of the Internet, not that distant in calendar time but galactically remote from where we’ve journeyed to since; EARLY DECISION, Lacy Crawford's debut novel that follows five students over one autumn as a college admissions consultant named Anne helps them craft their college essays, cram for the SATs and perfect the Common Application; and THE KIDS GOT IT RIGHT by Jim Dent, the compelling story of how a black and white player came together to break the color barrier in Texas football in 1965.