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Week of May 19, 2014

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Week of May 19, 2014

Releases for the week of May 19th include TRANSATLANTIC by Colum McCann, a profound meditation on identity and history in a wide world that grows somehow smaller and more wondrous with each passing year; HIDDEN ORDER, a new Scot Harvath thriller from Brad Thor and the follow-up to BLACK LIST; and Patti Callahan Henry's ninth novel, AND THEN I FOUND YOU, in which she travels back to a painful time in her own family's history to explore the limits of courage and the price of a selfless act.

And Then I Found You by Patti Callahan Henry - Fiction

May 20, 2014

Katie Vaughan has a secret, something tucked away in her past. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend, Rowan, whom she wants to love with all her heart. But when she discovers a small velvet box hidden in Rowan's drawer, she panics. For the first time in her life, Katie knows that she won't fully love Rowan until she confronts the demons from her past, and it's time for her to act.

Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois - Psychological Suspense

September 24, 2013

When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters. Five weeks later, though, her roommate Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who's asking. As the case takes shape --- revealing deceptions, secrets and suspicious DNA --- Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan - Fiction

May 20, 2014

When Rachel Chu's boyfriend, Nicholas Young, invites her to accompany him to his family home in Singapore to attend the most talked-about wedding of the summer, she makes a number of startling discoveries about him, including the fact that he is among the most eligible bachelors from one of Southeast Asia's richest families.

The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan - Fiction

May 20, 2014

As the lives and marriages of four couples unfold in surprising ways, we meet Frances Gerety, a young advertising copywriter in 1947. Frances is working on the De Beers campaign and she needs a signature line, so, one night before bed, she scribbles a phrase on a scrap of paper: “A Diamond Is Forever.” And that line changes everything.

Hidden Order by Brad Thor - Thriller

May 20, 2014

America’s most secretive organization operates without any accountability to the American people, and its power is without measure. The future is thrust into peril when control of the organization is lost. Scot Harvath, a covert counterterrorism operative, comes to Washington to embark on a dangerous chase when five candidates being considered to head this mysterious industry go missing.

On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman - Fiction

May 20, 2014

On the day the Herath family moves in, Sal Mal Lane is still a quiet street, disturbed only by the cries of the children whose triumphs and tragedies sustain the families that live there. As the neighbors adapt to the newcomers in different ways, the children fill their days with cricket matches, romantic crushes and small rivalries. But the tremors of civil war are mounting, and the conflict threatens to engulf them all.

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann - Fiction

June 4, 2013

Three iconic crossings are connected by a series of remarkable women whose personal stories are caught up in the swells of history. Beginning with Irish housemaid Lily Duggan, who crosses paths with Frederick Douglass, TRANSATLANTIC follows her daughter and granddaughter, and culminates in the present-day story of Hannah Carson, in whom all the hopes and failures of previous generations live on.

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo - Fiction

May 21, 2013

In Zimbabwe, 10-year-old Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo's belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad. But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few.