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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 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.

Week of August 18, 2014

Releases for the week of August 18th include SYCAMORE ROW by John Grisham. Nearly 25 years after the publication of A TIME TO KILL, Grisham returns to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial --- a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history. Also in stores will be THREE STORY HOUSE by Courtney Miller Santo, the critically acclaimed author of THE ROOTS OF THE OLIVE TREE. Renovating an historic Memphis house together, three cousins discover that their spectacular failures in love, career and family provide the foundation for their future happiness.

Week of August 11, 2014

Releases for the week of August 11th include AFTER I'M GONE, Laura Lippman's addictive novel that explores how one man’s disappearance echoes through the lives of the wife, mistress and daughters he left behind; AN EVENT IN AUTUMN, Henning Mankell's latest Kury Wallander mystery in which the shocking truth about a long-buried secret is brought to light; and HOTHOUSE by Boris Kachka, which deftly reveals the era and the city that built the publishing house of Farrar, Straus and Giroux through the stories of two men: founder-owner Roger Straus and editor Robert Giroux.

Week of August 4, 2014

Releases for the week of August 4th include W IS FOR WASTED, book 23 in Sue Grafton's series of mysteries starring private investigator Kinsey Millhone; THE OCTOBER LIST by Jeffery Deaver, a race-against-the-clock thriller, told in reverse; COMPOUND FRACTURES, the riveting final chapter in Stephen White's decades-long saga featuring Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory; and THE GOOD LORD BIRD by James McBride, the 2013 National Book Award-winning novel about a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade --- and who must pass as a girl to survive.

Week of July 28, 2014

Releases for the week of July 28th include UNBROKEN, an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body and spirit, brought vividly to life by SEABISCUIT author Laura Hillenbrand; CONCEALED IN DEATH, book 38(!) in J.D. Robb's Eve Dallas series; THE ALL-GIRL FILLING STATION'S LAST REUNION by Fannie Flagg, a comic mystery about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are; THE CHILDHOOD OF JESUS, a haunting novel about childhood and destiny courtesy of Nobel laureate and two-time Booker Prize winner J. M. Coetzee; and THE GOOD NURSE, Charles Graeber's terrifying chronicle of registered nurse Charlie Cullen's deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him.

Week of July 21, 2014

Releases for the week of July 21st include APPROACHING THE SPEED OF LIGHT, a deeply moving tale from Victoria Lustbader about the things we cannot leave behind --- and how, sometimes, we have to go through the black hole to come out the other side; ROSE KENNEDY: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch, in which presidential historian Barbara A. Perry captures Rose Kennedy’s essential contributions to the incomparable Kennedy dynasty; and THE TROOP by Nick Cutter, an edge-of-your-seat thriller that takes you deep into the heart of darkness, where fear feeds on sanity…and terror hungers for more.

Week of July 14, 2014

Releases for the week of July 14th include ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM, Debbie Macomber's return to the charming Rose Harbor Inn, where each guest finds a second chance and every room comes with an inspiring new view; IDENTICAL, in which Scott Turow weaves a complex web of murder, sex and betrayal, as an ex-FBI agent and a private investigator begin a re-investigation into the death of a woman 25 years ago; and HELP FOR THE HAUNTED by John Searles, the story of a most unusual family, their deep secrets, their harrowing tragedy, and ultimately, a daughter’s discovery of a dark and unexpected mystery.

Week of July 7, 2014

Releases for the week of July 7th include PRIVATE L.A. by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan, which finds Private Jack Morgan investigating the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood; Linda Castillo's HER LAST BREATH, a Kate Burkholder novel starring an extraordinarily beautiful Amish woman, a dangerous femme fatale, that reveals a dark side of Painters Mill and its seemingly perfect Amish world; and ARCHANGEL: Fiction, in which Andrea Barrett unfolds five pivotal moments in the lives of her characters and in the history of knowledge.

Week of June 30, 2014

Releases for the week of June 30th include NIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl, the haunting story of a journalist who becomes obsessed with the mysterious death of a troubled prodigy --- the daughter of an iconic, reclusive filmmaker; TAMARACK COUNTY, the 13th installment in William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor mystery series; A TAP ON THE WINDOW, in which Linwood Barclay reveals the dark side of a small town --- and the even darker secrets that hide there; SOMERSET, a prequel to Leila Meacham's multi-generational epic, ROSES; and I WEAR THE BLACK HAT, a collection of essays that finds Chuck Klosterman questioning the modern understanding of villainy.

Week of June 23, 2014

Releases for the week of June 23rd include THE QUEST by Nelson DeMille, a sweeping adventure that takes readers from the war-torn jungles of Ethiopia to the magical city of Rome; James Lee Burke's LIGHT OF THE WORLD, a harrowing novel that examines the nature of evil and pits Dave Robicheaux against the most diabolical villain he has ever faced; THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS, Elizabeth Gilbert's return to fiction, which spans much of the 18th and 19th centuries and follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family; and THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND by Jojo Moyes, a spellbinding story of two women united in their fight for what they love most.