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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 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?

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. Doctorowtakes 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.