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Week of May 27, 2013

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Week of May 27, 2013

Drew Silver is 44, divorced, and living alone at the Versailles, an apartment complex off the interstate and home mainly to divorced men. His ex-wife is about to marry a respected surgeon. His 18-year-old daughter, headed to Princeton in the fall, is pregnant. And now, in Jonathan Tropper's ONE LAST THING BEFORE I GO, a heart ailment forces Silver to begin to take life seriously before it prematurely ends.

Before Georgetown physics professor Francis Slakey set out to climb the highest mountain on every continent and surf every ocean, he had shut himself off from other people. But as his journey veered dangerously off course, everything about him began to change. TO THE LAST BREATH depicts the quest that leads Slakey around the globe, almost takes his life, challenges his fiercely held beliefs, and opens his heart.

The Age of Desire by Jennie Fields - Historical Fiction

 

Anna Bahlmann was Edith Wharton’s closest friend --- that is, until Edith falls passionately in love with a dashing younger journalist. As Edith’s marriage crumbles and Anna’s disapproval threatens to shatter their lifelong bond, the women must face the fragility at the heart of all friendships.

As the Crow Flies: A Walt Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson - Western/Mystery

 

Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire's daughter, Cady, is getting married to the brother of his undersheriff, Victoria Moretti. When he sets out to find a new site for the nuptials on the Cheyenne Reservation, the scouting expedition ends in horror as he witnesses a young Crow woman plummeting from Painted Warrior’s majestic cliffs.

Capital by John Lanchester - Fiction

 

In 2008, Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers are going under, and the residents of Pepys Road, London --- including a banker and his shopaholic wife, an old woman dying of a brain tumor and her graffiti-artist grandson, and a shadowy refugee who works as the meter maid --- are receiving anonymous postcards reading “We Want What You Have.” Who is behind it? What do they want?

Hard Country by Michael McGarrity - Western

 

In the wake of the death of his wife as she gives birth to his son, and the killing of his brother, John Kerney is forced to give up his ranch, leave his son behind, and strike out in search of the murderous outlaws and a place where he can start over. He drifts south until he meets a man who offers him work trailing cattle to the New Mexico Territory and forever changes his life.

The Intercept: A Jeremy Fisk Novel by Dick Wolf - Thriller

 

“Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf introduces NYPD intelligence officer Jeremy Fisk, who must unravel a tricky bombing plot cooked up by Osama bin Laden before his death. A few days before a Fourth of July gala at the new Freedom Tower building, five airline passengers and a female flight attendant overcome what appears to be a lone terrorist aiming to crash their plane in New York. Fisk determines that the bomber actually acted as a decoy for a Saudi nationalist on the plane who goes missing.

Island Apart by Steven Raichlen - Fiction

 

Claire Doheney, recovering from a serious illness, agrees to house-sit in an oceanfront mansion on Chappaquiddick island in Martha’s Vineyard. The last thing she expects to find is love --- especially with a hermit.  

Line of Fire by Stephen White - Psychological Thriller

 

In this penultimate installment of Stephen White’s series, Alan Gregory begins to fear that a mesmerizing new patient of his may be the catalyst that can cause everything he treasures --- his marriage, family, friendship and future --- to implode. As the authorities close in, the story hurtles toward a conclusion that will set the stage for the most unexpected of outcomes: the final act of the Alan Gregory saga.

The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace by H.W. Brands - Biography

 

Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover he had a genius for battle, and he propelled the Union to victory in the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the disastrous brief presidency of Andrew Johnson, America turned to Grant again to unite the country, this time as president. In H. W. Brands' page-turning biography, Grant emerges as a heroic figure who was fearlessly on the side of right.

One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper - Fiction

 

Drew Silver is 44, divorced, and living alone at the Versailles, an apartment complex off the interstate and home mainly to divorced men. His ex-wife is about to marry a respected surgeon. His 18-year-old daughter, headed to Princeton in the fall, is pregnant. And now a heart ailment forces Silver to begin to take life seriously before it prematurely ends.

Perfect Chaos: A Daughter's Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother's Struggle to Save Her by Linea Johnson and Cinda Johnson - Memoir

 

PERFECT CHAOS is the story of a mother's and daughter’s journey through mental illness towards hope. From initial worrying symptoms to long sleepless nights to cross-country flights and the slow understanding and rebuilding of trust, this memoir tells Linea's and Cinda’s harrowing and inspiring story, of an illness that they conquer together every day.

Robert Ludlum's The Janus Reprisal by Jamie Freveletti - Thriller/Adventure

 

Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith is attending a conference in The Hague on infectious diseases. Without warning, the conference hotel is consumed in a bloodbath. Smith is caught in the crossfire and barely escapes. But the hotel is not the only location under attack in The Hague. In the midst of further chaos, Pakistani warlord Oman Dattar puts in motion a plot to bring down the West once and for all.

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness - Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

 

This sequel to A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.

Slouching Toward Adulthood: How to Let Go So Your Kids Can Grow Up by Sally Koslow - Memoir

 

Millions of American parents sit down to dinner every night, wondering why fully grown children are joining them --- or, more likely, grunting good-bye as they head out for another night of who knows what. Sally Koslow, a journalist, novelist and mother of two “adultescents,” digs deep to reveal what lies behind the current generation's unwillingness --- or inability --- to take flight.

Something Wicked by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush - Romantic Suspense

 

Eight months into a surrogate pregnancy for her sister, Kristina, Detective Savannah Dunbar just wants to wrap up paperwork before taking medical leave. But her department’s investigation into a brutal double homicide has suddenly become much more complex --- and personal. And now there are disturbing rumors about the Colony, its matriarch, and a long history of bitter secrets.

The Storm: A Kurt Austin Adventure by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown - Action/Thriller

 

In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples at sunset, when a swarm of black particles suddenly attacks the ship, killing everyone aboard. A few hours later, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are on their way to the Indian Ocean. What they will find there on the smoldering hulk of the ship will eventually lead them to the discovery of the most audacious scheme they have ever known.

Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood - Romantic Suspense

 

Olivia MacKenzie is a beautiful and tough young attorney working for the IRS. As she tracks down bad guys related to a Ponzi scheme, she asks questions about some of the wrong people and finds her life in immediate danger. Realizing she's in over her head, she calls in handsome FBI agent Grayson Kincaid. Olivia can fight thugs and corruption, but can she battle her attraction to Kincaid?

To the Last Breath: A Memoir of Going to Extremes by Francis Slakey - Memoir

Before Georgetown physics professor Francis Slakey set out to climb the highest mountain on every continent and surf every ocean, he had shut himself off from other people. But as his journey veered dangerously off course, everything about him began to change. TO THE LAST BREATH depicts the quest that leads Slakey around the globe, almost takes his life, challenges his fiercely held beliefs, and opens his heart.

Unspeakable by Kevin O'Brien - Thriller

 

A family of four murdered in their hotel room. A single mother and her boyfriend both stabbed to death. A sordid history of violent crimes, repeated over and over --- but decades apart. Olivia Barker is a therapist with no connection to the murders. But she has heard things. Stories that keep her up at night. Details that only a killer would know. A killer who could be one of her patients…

A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child - Thriller

 

All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat --- to both sides at once. Nothing is what it seems in Lee Child’s latest thriller, and nobody is telling the truth. As the tension rises, the twists come fast and furious, keeping readers guessing and gasping until the explosive finale.

The Wonder Bread Summer by Jessica Anya Blau - Fiction/Humor

 

Twenty-year-old Allie Dodgson has adventures that rival those Alice had down the rabbit hole. Or those of Nancy Botwin from “Weeds.” To help pay for college, Allison is working at a dress shop that turns out to be a front for drug dealers. She ends up on the run --- with a Wonder Bread bag full of cocaine. With a hit man after her, Allison wants the help of her parents but has no way of contacting them.