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Week of March 3, 2014

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Week of March 3, 2014

Releases for the week of March 3rd include ORDINARY GRACE, a departure from William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor series and a 2014 Edgar Award nominee for Best Novel; DON'T GO, Lisa Scottoline's story of a soldier who discovers what it means to be a man, a father, and ultimately, a hero; Z, a novel by Therese Anne Fowler that brings Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald's romantic, tumultuous, extraordinary journey to life; and UNTIL I SAY GOODBYE, a moving and inspirational memoir by Susan Spencer-Wendel, who makes the most of her final days after discovering she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Fiction

March 4, 2014


Ifemelu is a young Nigerian woman who has left her country’s military dictatorship to pursue her studies in the United States. There, she starts a popular blog known for its snarky but insightful posts about the experiences of “Non-American Blacks” in America. Now she has decided to return to Nigeria, where Obinze, the boyfriend she left behind, has become a wealthy property magnate. AMERICANAH is a perceptive commentary on race relations in America.

Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand - Fiction

March 4, 2014


The Carmichaels and the Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride's late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter's future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event --- but in reality, things are far from perfect.

Breaking Point: A Joe Pickett Novel by C. J. Box - Thriller

March 4, 2014


Butch Roberson, a hardworking, upright local business owner, is accused of murdering two EPA employees. As the manhunt organized itself, Joe heard about the tract of land Butch and his wife had bought to build their retirement home on, until the EPA declared it a wetland. It was an awful story. But was it the whole story? The more Joe looks into it, the more he finds himself in the middle of a war he never expected and never wanted.

The Broken Places: A Quinn Colson Novel by Ace Atkins - Thriller

March 4, 2014


Convicted murderer Jamey Dixon comes back to Jericho preaching redemption, but for the victim’s family, the only thought is revenge. The men in prison from Dixon’s last job, an armored car robbery, also don’t believe him; they break out and head straight to Jericho. Quinn Colson and his deputy, Lillie, know they have their work cut out for them, but they don’t count on a tornado that causes havoc just as events come to a head.

A Captain for Laura Rose by Stephanie Grace Whitson - Historical Romance

March 4, 2014


Laura Rose White's late father taught her everything he knew about piloting a Missouri River steamboat. When tragedy strikes, Laura must make the two-month journey from St. Louis to Fort Benton and back in order to save her family's legacy, her home, and the only life she's ever known. The only way for her to overcome the nearly insurmountable odds is with the help of her brother's disreputable friend Finn MacKnight, a skilled pilot with a terrible reputation.

The Cooked Seed: A Memoir by Anchee Min - Memoir

March 4, 2014


In 1994, Anchee Min made her literary debut with RED AZALEA, a memoir of growing up in China during the violent trauma of the Cultural Revolution. Twenty years later, Min returns to the story of her own life to give us the next chapter --- an immigrant story that takes her from the shocking deprivations of her homeland to the sudden bounty of the promised land of America, without language, money, or a clear path.

A Dad's Prayers for His Daughter: Praying for Every Part of Her Life by Rob Teigen and Joanna Teigen - Parenting/Prayer

March 4, 2014


From the moment your little girl was born, you knew you were going to be doing a lot of praying. But you may wonder, What exactly should I be praying for? Now the authors of 88 GREAT DADDY-DAUGHTER DATES show you how to pray for every area of your daughter's life. Rob and Joanna Teigen give you a strong foundation to build a lifelong habit of prayer for your daughter with a collection of specific prayers you can use to get started right now.

Death by the Book: A Drew Farthering Mystery by Julianna Deering - Historical Mystery

March 4, 2014


Drew Farthering wanted nothing more than to end the summer of 1932 with the announcement of his engagement. Instead, he finds himself caught up in another mysterious case when the family solicitor is found murdered. Evidence of secret meetings and a young girl's tearful confession point to the victim's double life, but what does the solicitor's murder have to do with the murder of a physician on the local golf course? And why does Drew's investigation seem to be drawing him closer and closer to home?

Don't Go by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction

March 4, 2014


When Dr. Mike Scanlon is called to serve as an army doctor in Afghanistan, he’s acutely aware of the dangers he’ll face and the hardships it will cause his wife Chloe and newborn baby. However, in an ironic turn of events, Chloe dies in an apparent household accident. A devastated Mike returns home to bury his wife, only to learn a shocking secret that sends him into a downward spiral.

The Fame Thief: A Junior Bender Mystery by Timothy Hallinan - Mystery

March 4, 2014


Few people can say no to 93-year-old Irwin Dressler, Hollywood’s scariest mob boss-turned-movie king. Dressler wants LA burglar Junior Bender to solve a “crime” committed over 60 years ago, when his friend Dolores La Marr’s career was destroyed over some controversial photos of her at a Las Vegas party. What Junior finds as he starts digging is that some vendettas never die --- they only get more dangerous.

Flora by Gail Godwin - Historical Fiction

March 4, 2014


Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II. Helen is desperate to keep her house intact with all its ghosts and stories. Flora, her late mother's 22-year old first cousin, is ardently determined to do her best for Helen. Their relationship and its fallout will haunt Helen for the rest of her life.

The Gift of Love: One Woman's Journey to Save a Life by Amy Clipston - Memoir

March 4, 2014


Bestselling author Amy Clipston shares her journey to becoming a kidney donor in the paired donor program through Johns Hopkins Hospital. The gift of life she was able to give to a woman suffering from kidney disease provided a kidney for Amy's husband, Joe, in return. There were times when Amy hit rock bottom, wondering why Joe had to suffer and why she had to carry the load for the family. However, through faith, they made it through, stronger than they were when they began their journey.

A Heart's Rebellion: A Regency Romance by Ruth Axtell - Regency Romance

March 4, 2014


Dutiful Jessamine Barry is tired of waiting patiently for a man to decide her future. So even though Lancelot Marfleet has taken an interest in her, she refuses to consider him as a suitor. Instead, she's ready to take fashionable society by storm --- and finds a rakish young man all too willing to help her do it. Can Jessamine trust her heart to lead her to a love that proves true through thick and thin? Or will her rash actions close the door on the life she really desires?

Helsinki Blood: An Inspector Vaara Novel by James Thompson - Thriller

March 4, 2014


Kari Vaara is recovering from the physical and emotional toll of solving the Lisbet Söderlund case when he’s approached with a plea: an Estonian woman begs him to find her daughter, Loviise, a young woman with Down syndrome who was promised work and a better life in Finland, and has since disappeared. As Kari works this new case, a past one comes back to haunt him when powerful enemies return to settle unfinished business.

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid - Fiction

March 4, 2014


Mohsin Hamid’s third novel follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along.

I'll See You Again: A Memoir by Jackie Hance with Janice Kaplan - Memoir

March 4, 2014


Until the horrific car accident on New York State’s Taconic Parkway that took the lives of her three beloved young daughters, Jackie Hance was an ordinary Long Island mom, fulfilled by the joyful chaos of a busy household. After the tragedy, she was “The Taconic Mom,” whose unimaginable loss embodied every parent’s worst nightmare. I’LL SEE YOU AGAIN chronicles the day Jackie received the traumatizing phone call that defied all understanding, and the numbed and torturous events that followed.

In the Shadow of Jezebel by Mesu Andrews - Historical Romance

March 4, 2014


Trained as a priestess in the temple of Baal, Princess Jehosheba strives to please the demanding Queen Athaliah, daughter of Jezebel. But when a mysterious letter from the dead prophet Elijah predicts doom for the royal household, Jehosheba realizes that the dark arts she practices reach far beyond the realm of earthly governments. Forced to marry Yahweh's high priest in order to further Athaliah and Jezebel's power plays, Jehosheba enters the unfamiliar world of Yahweh's Temple.

Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp by Ann Kirschner - Biography

March 4, 2014


For nearly 50 years, she lived with the most famous lawman of the Old West. Yet Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp has nearly been erased from Western lore. In this definitive biography, Ann Kirschner brings Josephine out of the shadows of history to tell her full story --- a spirited tale of ambition, adventure, self-invention and romance reflective of America itself, from the post–Civil War years to World War II.

Lost by S. J. Bolton - Thriller

March 4, 2014


Like everyone reading the newspapers these days, 10-year-old Barney Roberts knows the killer will strike again soon. There will be no warning about who will be next. There will be no real reason for Barney’s friend and neighbor, Lacey Flint, to become involved…and no chance that she can stay away. With the clock ticking, the violence escalating, and young lives at stake, Lacey and Barney both know they can’t afford a single wrong step if they hope to make it through alive.

Love Comes Calling by Siri Mitchell - Historical Romance

March 4, 2014


Ellis Eton finds herself working as a telephone operator for a look-alike friend. For Ellis, this job will provide not only acting practice but the funds to get her a start in the movies. Though she can't deny the way he makes her head spin, she knows she's not good enough for Griffin Phillips. It's simple: avoid Griff's attentions, work and get paid. But her simple plan spirals out of control when she overhears a menacing phone call...with her very own Griff as the target.

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall - Biography

March 4, 2014


From an early age, Margaret Fuller provoked and dazzled New England’s intellectual elite. Her famous Conversations changed women’s sense of how they could think and live; her editorship of the Transcendentalist literary journal The Dial shaped American Romanticism. Megan Marshall tells the story of how Fuller, who was tired of Boston, accepted Horace Greeley’s offer to be the New-York Tribune’s front-page columnist.

Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni - Fiction

March 4, 2014


Orphaned at birth, 17-year-old Korobi Roy has been troubled by the silence that surrounds her parents’ deaths. She dreams of one day finding a love as powerful as her parents’, and it seems her wish has come true when she meets the charming Rajat, the only son of a high-profile family. But shortly after their engagement, a heart attack kills Korobi’s grandfather, revealing serious financial problems and a devastating secret about Korobi's past.

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger - Historical Mystery

March 4, 2014


In 1961 New Bremen, Minnesota, all is quiet and serene. The Minnesota River flows through the countryside, the town barber knows everyone’s name, and folks dutifully attend church every Sunday. But that serenity is thrown into turmoil as a series of tragic deaths lead 13-year-old Frank Drum and his family on a hunt for terrible truths. But at what cost comes wisdom?

Red Cell by Mark Henshaw - Thriller/Adventure

March 4, 2014


The CIA Red Cell is a real “devil’s advocate” analysis unit created on September 13, 2001 by then CIA Director George Tenet to “tell me what no one else is telling me.” Mark Henshaw is a CIA analyst and based his debut novel on Tenet’s red cell premise. RED CELL follows two CIA outcasts brought together to stop a secret Chinese weapon that threatens to provoke a world war.

Robert B. Parker's Wonderland: A Spenser Novel by Ace Atkins - Mystery

March 4, 2014


A heavy-handed developer is trying to buy up Henry Cimoli's condo on Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice find a trail leading to a mysterious and beautiful woman, and plans to turn to a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. Bitter rivals emerge, alliances turn, and the uglier pieces of the Boston political machine look to put an end to Spenser's investigation.

The Striker: An Isaac Bell Adventure by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott - Historical Thriller/Adventure

March 4, 2014


It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think that something else is going on. Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known.

Telling the Bees by Peggy Hesketh - Fiction

March 4, 2014


Albert Honig’s most constant companions have always been his bees. Deeply acquainted with the workings of the hives, Albert is less versed in the ways of people, especially his friend Claire, whose presence and absence in his life have never been reconciled. When Claire is killed in a seemingly senseless accident during a burglary gone wrong, Albert is haunted by the loss, and by the secrets and silence that hovered between them for so long.

Thankless in Death by J. D. Robb - Thriller

March 4, 2014


The Reinholds lie in their home stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned by the evidence that they were murdered by their own son, Jerry. With the money he’s stolen from his parents and a long list of grievances, he intends to finally make his mark on the world. Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her team already know the who, how and why of this murder. What they need to pinpoint is where Jerry is going to strike next.

Two Sisters by Mary Hogan - Fiction

March 4, 2014


With her fourth-floor walk-up apartment and entry-level New York City job, Muriel Sullivant knows she never will measure up to beautiful sister, Pia, and her wealthy husband, their daughter, and their suburban Connecticut dream home. But then one day, Pia shows up to visit and shares devastating news that Muriel knows she cannot tell --- a secret that will force her to come to terms with the past and help her see her life and her family in unexpected new ways.

Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel with Bret Witter - Memoir

March 4, 2014


Susan Spencer-Wendel’s UNTIL I SAY GOOD-BYE is a moving and inspirational memoir by a woman who makes the most of her final days after discovering she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Co-written with Bret Witter, the book is Spencer-Wendel’s account of living a full life with humor, courage and love, but also accepting death with grace and dignity.

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler - Historical Fiction

March 4, 2014


Before F. Scott Fitzgerald was a literary darling, he was a young WWI army lieutenant who fell hard for a spirited Southern belle named Zelda Sayre. The life he and Zelda would lead together in New York, Long Island, Paris, Hollywood, and on the French Riviera made them legends even in their own time. Set amidst the glamour of the Jazz Age and The Lost Generation’s vivid world abroad, Z brings Zelda and Scott’s romantic, tumultuous, extraordinary journey to life.