February 24, 2015
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of February 23rd and March 2nd that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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On Sale the Week of February 23rd in Hardcover
THE AMERICAN LOVER by Rose Tremain (Fiction/Short Stories)
Trapped in a London apartment, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster’s cottage, miles from Moscow. A young woman who is about to marry a rich aristocrat instead begins a torrid relationship with a construction worker. A father, finally free of his daughter’s demands, embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. And in the grandest house of all, Danni the Polish housekeeper catches the eye of an enigmatic visitor, Daphne du Maurier.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393246711
THE ALPHABET HOUSE by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Historical/Psychological Thriller)
Due to their deception, British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young end up in the Alphabet House, a mental hospital where German doctors subject their patients to daily rounds of shock treatments and experimental drugs. Their only hope of survival is to fake insanity until World War II ends, but their friendship and courage are put to the ultimate test when James and Bryan realize they aren’t the only ones in the Alphabet House feigning madness.
Dutton Adult * 9780525954897
CANARY by Duane Swierczynski (Crime Fiction)
Honors student Sarie Holland is busted by the local police while doing a favor for her boyfriend. Unwilling to betray him but desperate to avoid destroying her future, she has no choice but to become a "CI" --- a confidential informant. Sarie turns out to be the perfect CI but soon enough is hunted by crooked cops and killers alike with nothing to save her --- except what she's learned during her harrowing weeks as an informant. Which is bad news for the police and the underworld.
Mulholland Books * 9780316403207
DISCONTENT AND ITS CIVILIZATIONS: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London by Mohsin Hamid (Essays)
Mohsin Hamid’s stories are at once timeless and of-the-moment, and his themes are universal: love, language, ambition, power, corruption, religion, family and identity. In DISCONTENT AND ITS CIVILIZATIONS, he explores this terrain from a different angle in essays that deftly counterpoise the personal and the political, and are shot through with the same passion, imagination and breathtaking shifts of perspective that gives his fiction its unmistakable electric charge.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594633652
DOROTHY PARKER DRANK HERE by Ellen Meister (Fiction)
Heavenly peace? No, thank you. Dorothy Parker would rather wander the famous halls of the Algonquin Hotel, searching for someone, anyone, who will keep her company on this side of eternity. After 40 years, she thinks she’s found the perfect candidate in Ted Shriver, a brilliant literary voice of the 1970s, who is slowly dying of cancer, which he refuses to treat. But when she and ambitious TV producer Norah Wolfe manage to uncover startling secrets about Ted’s past, the future changes for all of them.
Putnam Adult * 9780399166877
DOUBLE FUDGE BROWNIE MURDER: A Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes! by Joanne Fluke (Mystery)
Hannah Swensen is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic accident. She's eager to clear her name once and for all, but her troubles only double when she finds the judge bludgeoned to death with his own gavel --- and Hannah is the number one suspect. Now on trial in the court of public opinion, she sets out in search of the culprit and discovers that the judge made more than a few enemies during his career.
Kensington * 9780758280404
EMPIRE: The Chronicles of the Invaders, Book 2 by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard (Science Fiction/Adventure)
In EMPIRE, John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard continue the journey of Syl and Paul as they fight to regain planet Earth from a ruthless alien species. Light years from Earth and millions of miles apart, the two must find a way to reveal the horrifying truth behind the Empire and save all that they hold dear from the hunger of the Others.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476757155
FINDING JAKE by Bryan Reardon (Psychological Thriller)
Simon Connolly’s son, Jake, is the only child missing following a shooting at school. As his worst nightmare unfolds, Simon begins to obsess over the past while searching for answers, for hope, for the memory of the boy he raised, for mistakes he must have made, for the reason everything came to this. Where is Jake? What happened in those final moments? Is it possible he doesn’t really know his son? Or he knows him better than he thought?
William Morrow * 9780062339485
GIRL IN A BAND: A Memoir by Kim Gordon (Memoir)
Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story --- a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll. Here, she tells the story of her family, growing up in California in the '60s and '70s, her life in visual art, her move to New York City, the men in her life, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, her music and her band.
Dey Street Books * 9780062295897
HUSH HUSH: A Tess Monaghan Novel by Laura Lippman (Mystery/Thriller)
Tess Monaghan wants nothing to do with a woman crazy enough to have killed her own child. But when her mentor asks her to keep an eye on Melisandre Harris Dawes, who --- by reason of criminal insanity --- was judged not guilty of her daughter’s death, she has to accept. However, things gets tricky after Melisandre becomes a prime suspect in a recent murder. While Tess scrutinizes her, a judgmental stalker has been watching her every move as well.
William Morrow * 9780062083425
I AM RADAR by Reif Larsen (Fiction)
The moment just before Radar Radmanovic is born, all of the hospital’s electricity mysteriously fails. When the lights come back on, the staff sees a healthy baby boy --- with pitch-black skin --- born to the stunned white parents. No one understands the uncanny electrical event or the unexpected skin color. I AM RADAR begins with Radar’s perplexing birth but rapidly explodes outward, carrying readers to unknown regions where radio waves and subatomic particles dance to their own design.
Penguin Press * 9781594206160
IRRITABLE HEARTS: A PTSD Love Story by Mac McClelland (Memoir)
When human rights journalist Mac McClelland leaves Haiti after reporting on the devastating earthquake of 2010, it becomes clear that she is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She also can’t deny the intensity of her feelings for Nico, a French soldier she met in Port-au-Prince and with whom she connected instantly and deeply. With inspiring fearlessness, McClelland tackles perhaps her most harrowing assignment to date: investigating the damage in her own mind and repairing her broken psyche.
Flatiron Books * 9781250052896
THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND by Colette McBeth (Mystery/Thriller)
Six years ago, Melody Pieterson was attacked and left for dead. Her neighbor and close friend, David Alden, was found guilty of the crime and imprisoned. Soon after David is released from prison, Eve Elliot is murdered in an attack almost identical to Melody’s. But as she learns more about Eve's murder, Melody starts to wonder if perhaps David hadn’t betrayed her after all...if perhaps the killer is someone else entirely, someone who’s still out there, preparing to strike again.
Minotaur Books * 9781250041210
LUCKY ALAN: And Other Stories by Jonathan Lethem (Fiction/Short Stories)
Jonathan Lethem’s third collection of stories uncovers a father’s nervous breakdown at SeaWorld; a foundling child rescued from the woods during a blizzard; a political prisoner in a hole in a Brooklyn street; and a crumbling, haunted “blog” on a seaside cliff. As in his novels, Lethem finds the uncanny lurking in the mundane, the irrational self-defeat seeping through our upstanding pursuits, and the tragic undertow of the absurd world(s) in which we live.
Doubleday * 9780385539814
LUSITANIA: Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age by Greg King and Penny Wilson (History)
A hundred years after her sinking, Lusitania remains an evocative ship of mystery. Was she carrying munitions that exploded? Did Winston Churchill engineer a conspiracy that doomed the liner? Lost amid these tangled skeins is the romantic, vibrant and finally heartrending tale of the passengers who sailed aboard her. Authors Greg King and Penny Wilson resurrect this lost, glittering world to show the golden age of travel and illuminate the most prominent of Lusitania’s passengers.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250052544
MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD by Jeffrey Archer (Historical Fiction)
When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing a book called Uncle Joe, a devastating insight into what it was like to work for Stalin. So determined is Harry to see Babakov released and the book published that he puts his own life in danger.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250034519
A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders (Mystery)
It’s just another day at the office for London book editor Samantha “Sam” Clair. Checking jacket copy for howlers, wondering how to break it to her star novelist that her latest effort is utterly unpublishable, lunch scheduled with gossipy author Kit Lowell, whose new book will dish the juicy dirt on a recent fashion industry scandal. Little does she know the trouble Kit’s book will cause before it even goes to print. Someone doesn't want Kit's manuscript published, and unless Sam can put the pieces together in time, they'll do anything to stop it.
Minotaur Books * 9781250056450
PRODIGAL SON by Danielle Steel (Fiction)
Twin boys grow up in the same family and in the same town. Dramatically different, they become bitter enemies, even as children. One leaves his peaceful hometown, but when all else fails, the prodigal son returns 20 years later. The reunion of brothers, sweet and healing at first, exposes shattering revelations of good and evil. Danielle Steel tells a story of suspicion, betrayal and a life-and-death struggle for survival. Which twin is good and which is evil, as the tables turn again and again?
Delacorte Press * 9780385343152
SHAME AND THE CAPTIVES by Thomas Keneally (Historical Fiction)
Alice is a young woman living on her father-in-law’s farm on the edge of an Australian country town, while her husband is held prisoner in Europe. When Giancarlo, an Italian anarchist at the prisoner-of-war camp down the road, is assigned to work on the farm, she hopes that being kind to him will somehow influence her husband’s treatment. What she doesn’t anticipate is how dramatically Giancarlo will expand her outlook and self-knowledge.
Atria Books * 9781476734644
THE SIEGE WINTER by Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman (Historical Mystery/Adventure)
A powerful historical novel by the late Ariana Franklin and her daughter, Samantha Norman, THE SIEGE WINTER is a tour de force mystery and murder, adventure and intrigue, a battle for a crown, told by two courageous young women whose fates are intertwined in 12th-century England’s devastating civil war.
William Morrow * 9780062282569
On Sale the Week of February 23rd in Paperback
THE ARTISAN SOUL: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art by Erwin Raphael McManus (Christian Life/Personal Growth)
In THE ARTISAN SOUL, Erwin Raphael McManus --- author, thought leader, and founder of MOSAIC in Los Angeles --- pens a manifesto for human creativity and the beginning of a new renaissance. McManus not only calls us to reclaim our creative essence, but reveals how we can craft our lives into a work of art. There are no shortcuts to quality, and McManus celebrates the spiritual process that can help us discover our true selves.
HarperOne * 9780062270290
BILLY MOON by Douglas Lain (Historical Fantasy)
Billy Moon was Christopher Robin Milne, the son of WINNIE THE POOH author A. A. Milne. A veteran of World War II, he is asked by a French college student revolutionary to come to the chaos of Paris in revolt. Against a backdrop of the apocalyptic student protests and general strike that forced France to a standstill that spring, Milne's new French friend is able to experience alternate realities of the past and present. Through him, Milne's life is illuminated and transformed, as are the world-altering events of that year.
Tor Books * 9780765376848
THE BLACK-EYED BLONDE: A Philip Marlowe Novel by Benjamin Black (Mystery)
It is the early 1950s, Philip Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. In walks a beautiful young woman who wants Marlowe to find her former lover, Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson’s disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City’s richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune.
Picador * 9781250062123
THE BLACK WIDOW by Wendy Corsi Staub (Thriller)
Newly divorced Gaby Duran isn't really expecting to find her soul mate on a dating site like InTune. She just needs a distraction from pining over her ex-husband, Ben, and the happy marriage they once had. And she's wise enough to know that online, the truth doesn't always match the profile. But Gaby quickly discovers there is much more at stake than her lonely heart. Local singles are going missing after making online connections. And a predator is searching again for the perfect match.
Harper * 9780062222435
THE BOHEMIANS: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature by Ben Tarnoff (History)
The Bohemian moment achieved immortality in the writings of Mark Twain. San Francisco gave him his education as a writer and helped inspire the astonishing innovations that radically reimagined American literature. At once an intimate portrait of an eclectic, unforgettable group of writers and a history of a cultural revolution in America, THE BOHEMIANS reveals how a brief moment on the western frontier changed our country forever.
Penguin Books * 9780143126966
BRAVO: A Jad Bell Novel by Greg Rucka (Thriller)
Still recovering from traumas both physical and emotional, Jad Bell is tasked with bringing in the Uzbek, principal organizer of the terrorist attack that nearly cost Bell his ex-wife and daughter. But the Uzbek is just the beginning: his employer, the Architect, has already set in motion another, even more devastating attack. At the center of it all are two women under deep cover.
Mulholland Books * 9780316182294
THE CITY by Dean Koontz (Thriller)
Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences. Set in a more innocent time not so long ago, THE CITY encompasses a lifetime but unfolds over three extraordinary, heart-racing years of tribulation and triumph, in which Jonah first grasps the electrifying power of music and art, of enduring friendship, of everyday heroes.
Bantam * 9780345545954
CLOSE TO HOME by Lisa Jackson (Thriller)
Vowing to make a fresh start, Sarah McAdams has come home to renovate the old Victorian mansion where she grew up. Ever since the original mistress of the house plunged to her death almost a century ago, there have been rumors that the place is haunted. But there’s a new, more urgent menace in the small town. One by one, teenage girls are disappearing. Somewhere deep in Sarah’s memory is the key to a very real and terrifying danger. And only by confronting her worst fears can she stop the nightmare roaring back to life once more.
Zebra/Kensington * 9781420118551
THE DOOMSDAY EQUATION by Matt Richtel (Technological Thriller)
Computer genius Jeremy Stillwater has designed a machine that can predict global conflicts and ultimately head them off. There’s nowhere for him to turn when his computer beeps with a warning that the outbreak of World War III is imminent. Alone, armed with nothing but his own ingenuity, he embarks on a quest to find the mysterious and powerful nemesis determined to destroy mankind. But before he can save billions of lives, Jeremy has to figure out how to save his own.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062201188
THE ENCHANTED by Rene Denfeld (Fiction)
A death row inmate finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him, weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes and the world he inhabits. Two outsiders venture to this ancient stone prison: a fallen priest and the Lady, an investigator who searches for buried information from prisoners’ pasts that can save those soon-to-be-executed. Digging into the background of a killer named York, she uncovers wrenching truths that challenge familiar notions of victim and criminal.
Harper Perennial * 9780062285515
EVERYTHING TO LOSE by Andrew Gross (Thriller)
When Hilary Blum stops to help a car that slammed into a tree, she discovers the driver dead --- and a satchel stuffed with half a million dollars. That money could prevent her family's ruin and keep her special needs son in school. In an instant, this honest, achieving woman who has always done the responsible thing makes a decision that puts her in the center of a maelstrom of dark consequences and life-threatening recriminations.
Harper * 9780061656057
THE FARM by Tom Rob Smith (Thriller)
Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden. But with a single phone call, everything changes. Caught between his parents, and unsure of who to believe or trust, Daniel becomes his mother's unwilling judge and jury as she tells him an urgent tale of secrets, of lies, of a crime and a conspiracy that implicates his own father.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455551064
FIVE CAME BACK: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris (History/Entertainment)
In PICTURES AT A REVOLUTION, Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark work of cultural history, a book about the transformation of an art form and the larger social shift it signified. Now, in FIVE CAME BACK, he gives us the untold story of how Hollywood changed World War II, and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the prism of five film directors caught up in the war: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens.
Penguin Books * 9780143126836
FROG MUSIC by Emma Donoghue (Historical Mystery)
In the summer of 1876, San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice --- if he doesn't track her down first.
Back Bay Books * 9780316324670
THE GIRLS OF MISCHIEF BAY by Susan Mallery (Fiction)
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery brings vivid color to the story of three friends on the brink of a new life in the first installment of her new series, Mischief Bay. Through romance and heartbreak, laughter and tears, Nicole Lord, Shannon Rigg and Pam Eiland will discover that life is richer with friends at your side.
Mira * 9780778317746
THE GOOD GIRL by Mary Kubica (Psychological Thriller)
Mia Dennett is abducted one night by an enigmatic stranger named Colin Thatcher, whose job was to kidnap Mia as part of a wild extortion plot and deliver her to his employers. But the plan takes an unexpected turn when Colin suddenly decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin. Mia's mother and detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them, but no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family's world to shatter.
Mira * 9780778317760
THE HEADMASTER'S WIFE by Thomas Christopher Greene (Mystery/Suspense)
Like his father before him, Arthur Winthrop is the Headmaster of Vermont’s elite Lancaster School. Found wandering naked in Central Park, he begins to tell his story to the police. But his memories collide into one another, and the true nature of things --- a narrative of love, of marriage, of family, and of a tragedy Arthur does not know how to address --- emerges.
Picador * 9781250062338
THE HEIST by Daniel Silva (Thriller)
Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is in Venice repairing an altarpiece by Veronese when he receives an urgent summons from the Italian police. The eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood has stumbled upon a chilling murder scene in Lake Como, and is being held as a suspect. To save his friend, Gabriel must track down the real killers and then perform one simple task: find the most famous missing painting in the world.
Harper * 9780062320063
THE HOTEL ON PLACE VENDOME: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris
by Tilar J. Mazzeo (History)
When France fell to the Germans in June 1940, the legendary Hôtel Ritz on the Place Vendôme --- an icon of Paris frequented by film stars and celebrity writers, American heiresses and risqué flappers, playboys and princes --- was the only luxury hotel of its kind allowed in the occupied city by order of Adolf Hitler. Tilar J. Mazzeo traces the history of this cultural landmark from its opening in Fin-de-Siècle Paris.
Harper Perennial * 9780061791048
HOW TO CATCH A PRINCE: The Royal Wedding Series, Book 3 by Rachel Hauck (Romance)
Nothing can relieve American heiress Corina Del Rey of the secret and the love she carries in her soul. Prince Stephen of Brighton can't shake the dark shadow of his days in Afghanistan with the Royal Air Command. But when his brother, King Nathaniel, confronts him with a document the prince thought long buried and forgotten, Stephen is forced to face the pain of his past and the love he left behind. With a little heavenly help, Prince Stephen and Corina embark on a journey of truth.
Zondervan * 9780310315544
THE IMPERFECT MARRIAGE: Help for Those Who Think It's Over by Darryl and Tracy Strawberry, with A. J. Gregory (Love & Marriage)
Darryl Strawberry and his wife, Tracy, have suffered through --- and survived --- adultery, addiction, financial destruction, and many other all-too-familiar struggles. A no-holds-barred account of their personal journey, THE IMPERFECT MARRIAGE provides a step-by-step program that will help you and your partner understand the key issues that could be causing damage in your relationship and recognize turning points on the journey toward marriage restoration.
Howard Books * 9781476738772
THE INNOCENT SLEEP by Karen Perry (Thriller)
Five years after the presumed death of their son, Dillon, Harry and Robin have settled into a new kind of life. Their grief will always be with them, but lately it feels as if they're ready for a fresh start. However, when Harry gets a glimpse of Dillon on the crowded streets of Dublin, the past comes rushing back at both of them. Has Dillon been alive all these years? Or was what Harry saw just a figment of his guilt-ridden imagination?
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250061188
THE INTERN'S HANDBOOK: A John Lago Thriller by Shane Kuhn (Thriller)
John Lago infiltrates top-level companies and assassinates crooked executives while disguised as an intern. He is currently interning at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, hired to assassinate one of the firm’s heavily guarded partners. He is pitted against the toughest --- and sexiest --- adversary he’s ever faced: an FBI agent assigned to take down the same law partner he’s been assigned to kill.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476733845
INVISIBLE by James Patterson and David Ellis (Thriller)
Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes and murders are all connected. That is, until she finds a piece of evidence he can't afford to ignore.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455585038
THE MARCO EFFECT: A Department Q Novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Psychological Thriller/Mystery)
All 15-year-old Marco Jameson wants is to become a Danish citizen and go to school like a normal teenager. But his uncle Zola forces the children of his gypsy clan to beg and steal for his personal gain. When Marco discovers a dead body, he goes on the run. Meanwhile, the last thing Detective Carl Mørck needs is for his assistants to pick up a missing persons case on a whim. But when he learns that a mysterious teen named Marco may have as much insight into the case as he has fear of the police, Carl is determined to solve the mystery and save the boy.
Plume * 9780147516626
MARGARITA WEDNESDAYS: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea by Deborah Rodriguez (Memoir)
After she is forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007, Deborah Rodriguez moves to a seaside town in Mexico. Despite having no plan, no friends and no Spanish, a determined Rodriguez soon finds herself swept up in a world where the music never stops and a new life can begin. Her adventures and misadventures among the expats and locals help lead the way to new love, new family, and a new sense of herself.
Gallery Books * 9781476710679
MOUNT TERMINUS by David Grand (Fiction)
After their mother's probable suicide, sisters Olivia and Jazz take steps to move on with their lives. Jazz, logical and forward-thinking, decides to get a new job, but spirited, strong-willed Olivia --- who can see sounds, taste words and smell sights --- is determined to travel to the remote setting of their mother's unfinished novel to lay her spirit properly to rest.
Picador * 9781250062314
MURDER IN PIGALLE: An Aimée Leduc Investigation Set in Paris by Cara Black (Mystery)
A serial rapist has been terrorizing Paris's Pigalle neighborhood, following teenage girls home and attacking them in their own houses. It is sad and frightening but has nothing to do with Private Investigator Aimée Leduc --- until Zazie, the 13-year-old daughter of the proprietor of Aimée's favorite café, disappears. The police aren't mobilizing quickly enough, and when Zazie's desperate parents approach Aimée for help, she knows she can’t say no even if she wanted to.
Soho Crime * 9781616954888
THE POSSIBILITIES by Kaui Hart Hemmings (Fiction)
Sarah St. John is still reeling from the death of her 22-year-old son, Cully, in an avalanche. Though she is surrounded by family and friends who try to distract her from her grief, she cannot help but feel alone. Barely ready to deal with the fact that she will never see her son again, Sarah is surprised when a strange girl arrives on her doorstep bearing a secret from Cully that could change all of their lives forever.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476725802
THE QUICK by Lauren Owen (Gothic Mystery/Historical Romance)
In 1892, would-be poet James Norbury finds lodging with a charming young aristocrat. Through this new friendship, he is introduced to the drawing-rooms of high society and finds love in an unexpected quarter. Then, suddenly, he vanishes without a trace. The answer to his disappearance ultimately lies within the doors of the exclusive, secretive Aegolius Club, whose predatory members include the most ambitious and bloodthirsty men in England.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812983432
REDEPLOYMENT by Phil Klay (Fiction/Short Stories)
Phil Klay's REDEPLOYMENT, winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction, takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.
Penguin Books * 9780143126829
SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE by Ian Rankin (Mystery)
Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. He is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case from 30 years ago is being reopened. Rebus' team from those days is suspected of helping a murderer escape justice to further their own ends. Malcolm Fox, in what will be his last case as an internal affairs cop, is tasked with finding out the truth.
Back Bay Books * 9780316224574
UNDER A SILENT MOON by Elizabeth Haynes (Mystery/Thriller)
In the crisp, early hours of an autumn morning, the police are called to investigate two deaths. The first is a suspected murder at a farm on the outskirts of a small village. The second is a reported suicide at a nearby quarry. As Detective Chief Inspector Louisa Smith and her team gather evidence, they discover a shocking link between the two cases and the two deaths --- a bond that sealed their terrible fates one cold night, under a silent moon.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062276049
On Sale the Week of March 2nd in Hardcover
AQUARIUM by David Vann (Fiction)
Caitlin lives alone with her mother in subsidized housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while waiting to be picked up after school, she visits the local aquarium to study the fish. Gazing at the creatures within the watery depths, she accesses a shimmering universe beyond her own. When she befriends an old man at the tanks one day, who seems as enamored of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dark family secret and propels her once-blissful relationship with her mother toward a precipice of terrifying consequence.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802123527
THE ASSASSIN: An Isaac Bell Adventure by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott (Thriller/Adventure)
As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin kills Bell’s best witness. Then the shooter detonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim’s independent refinery ablaze. Bell summons his best detectives to scour the site of the crime for evidence. Who is the assassin and for whom did he kill?
Putnam Adult * 9780399171758
THE BOOKSELLER by Cynthia Swanson (Historical Fiction)
Kitty Miller loves the bookshop she runs with her best friend, Frieda, and enjoys complete control over her day-to-day existence. But then the dreams begin. Katharyn Andersson is married to Lars, the love of her life, and they have beautiful children. It’s everything Kitty once believed she wanted. Convinced that these dreams are simply due to her overactive imagination, Kitty enjoys her nighttime forays into this alternate world. But with each visit, the more irresistibly real Katharyn’s life becomes.
Harper * 9780062333001
THE BURIED GIANT by Kazuo Ishiguro (Historical Fantasy/Adventure)
The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years. They know they will face many hazards, but they cannot foresee how their journey will reveal to them the dark and forgotten corners of their love for each other.
Knopf * 9780307271037
CROW FAIR: Stories by Thomas McGuane (Fiction/Short Stories)
The ties of family make for uncomfortable binds in Thomas McGuane’s first short story collection in nine years. A devoted son is horrified to discover his mother’s antics before she slipped into dementia. A father’s outdoor skills are no match for an ominous change in the weather. But complications arise equally in the absence of blood, as when lifelong friends on a fishing trip finally confront their deep dislike for each other. Or when a gifted traveling cattle breeder succumbs to the lure of a stranger’s offer of easy money.
Knopf * 9780385350198
DARK ROOMS by Lili Anolik (Mystery)
Death sets the plot of DARK ROOMS in motion: the murder of 16-year-old Nica Baker. The crime is quickly solved --- a lonely classmate, unrequited love, a suicide note confession --- but memory and instinct won’t allow Nica’s older sister, Grace, to accept the case as closed. Dropping out of college and living at home, working at the moneyed and progressive private high school from which she recently graduated, Grace becomes increasingly obsessed with identifying and punishing the real killer.
William Morrow * 9780062345868
THE DEATH OF CAESAR: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination by Barry Strauss (History)
Thanks to William Shakespeare, the death of Julius Caesar is the most famous assassination in history. But what actually happened on March 15, 44 BC is even more gripping than Shakespeare’s play. In THE DEATH OF CAESAR, Barry Strauss tells the real story. Shakespeare shows Caesar’s assassination to be an amateur and idealistic affair. The real killing, however, was a carefully planned paramilitary operation, put together by Caesar’s disaffected officers and designed with precision.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451668797
THE EDGE OF DREAMS: A Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen (Historical Mystery)
Molly Murphy Sullivan’s husband, Daniel, a captain in the New York City police force, is chasing a murderer whose victims have nothing in common --- except for the taunting notes that are delivered to him after each murder. And when Daniel receives a note immediately after Molly and her young son, Liam, are in a terrible train crash, Daniel and Molly both begin to fear that maybe Molly herself was the target.
Minotaur Books * 9781250052025
EPITAPH: A Novel of the O.K. Corral by Mary Doria Russell (Historical Fiction)
On October 26, 1881, Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest. Thirty seconds and 30 bullets later, three officers were wounded and three citizens lay dead in the dirt. Wyatt Earp was the last man standing, the only one unscathed. The lies began before the smoke cleared, but the gunfight at the O.K. Corral would soon become central to American beliefs about the Old West.
Ecco * 9780062198761
THE FIFTH GOSPEL by Ian Caldwell (Thriller)
In 2004, as Pope John Paul II’s reign enters its twilight, a mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. A week before it is scheduled to open, its curator is murdered at a clandestine meeting on the outskirts of Rome. That same night, a violent break-in rocks the home of the curator’s research partner, Father Alex Andreou, a Greek Catholic priest who lives inside the Vatican with his five-year-old son. When the papal police fail to identify a suspect in either crime, Father Alex undertakes his own investigation.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451694147
GIRL IN THE DARK: A Memoir by Anna Lyndsey (Memoir)
Anna had been living a normal life until she started developing worrying symptoms: her face felt like it was burning whenever she was in front of the computer. Soon this progressed to an intolerance of fluorescent light, then of sunlight itself. The reaction soon spread to her entire body. Now, when her symptoms are at their worst, she must spend months on end in a blacked-out room. In GIRL IN THE DARK, Anna brings us into the dark with her, a place from which we emerge to see love, and the world, anew.
Doubleday * 9780385539609
H IS FOR HAWK by Helen Macdonald (Memoir)
When Helen Macdonald’s father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer --- Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood --- she’d never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk’s fierce and feral anger mirrored her own. Her resulting purchase and training of the bird quickly becomes a story of obsession, madness, memory and myth that is at once heartbreaking and hilarious.
Grove Press * 9780802123411
THE HOUSE OF WOLFE: A Border Noir by James Carlos Blake (Noir Thriller)
A 10-member wedding party is kidnapped in front of the groom’s family mansion in Mexico City. The perpetrator is a small-time gangster who wants nothing more than to make his crew part of a major cartel and hopes that this crime will be his big break. Jessica Juliet Wolfe is a bridesmaid and close friend of the bride who hails from a family of notorious outlaws that has branches on both sides of the border. When the Wolfes learn of Jessie’s abduction, they fear that the kidnappers will kill the captives after receiving the ransom --- unless they rescue Jessie first.
Mysterious Press * 9780802122469
IN WILDERNESS by Diane Thomas (Psychological Suspense)
In the winter of 1966, Katherine Reid moves to an isolated cabin deep in Georgia’s Appalachian Mountains, where she plans to spend her time in peaceful solitude. Twenty-year-old Vietnam veteran Danny lives not far from Katherine’s cabin. Haunted by war and enclosed by walls of moldering books, he becomes fixated on Katherine. What starts as cautious observation grows to obsession. When these two souls collide, the passion that ignites between them is all-consuming --- and increasingly dangerous.
Bantam * 9780804176958
KNOW YOUR BEHOLDER by Adam Rapp (Fiction/Humor)
As winter deepens in snowbound Pollard, Illinois, thirty-something Francis Falbo is holed up in his attic apartment, recovering from a series of traumas. Other than the agoraphobia that continues to hold him hostage, all he has left is his childhood home, the remaining rooms of which he rents to a cast of eccentric tenants. The tight-knit community has already survived a blizzard, but there is more danger in store for the citizens of Pollard before summer arrives.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316368919
LEAVING BERLIN by Joseph Kanon (Historical Thriller)
Almost four years after the end of World War II, the city of Berlin is still in ruins, a physical wasteland and a political symbol about to rupture. Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer, fled the Nazis for America before the war. But the politics of his youth have now put him in the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch-hunts. Faced with deportation and the loss of his family, he makes a desperate bargain with the fledgling CIA: he will earn his way back to America by acting as their agent in his native Berlin. However, almost from the start, things go fatally wrong.
Atria Books * 9781476704647
THE LOVE SONG OF MISS QUEENIE HENNESSY by Rachel Joyce (Fiction)
THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY followed its unassuming hero on an incredible journey as he traveled the length of England on foot --- a journey spurred by a simple letter from his old friend, Queenie Hennessy, writing from a hospice to say goodbye. Setting pen to paper, Queenie makes a journey of her own, a journey that is even bigger than Harold’s. One word after another, she promises to confess long-buried truths, including the devastating secret she has kept from Harold for all these years.
Random House * 9780812996678
MRS. GRANT AND MADAME JULE by Jennifer Chiaverini (Historical Fiction)
In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met dazzling horseman Lieutenant Ulysses S Grant. Four years passed before their parents permitted them to wed, and the groom’s abolitionist family refused to attend the ceremony. Since childhood, Julia owned as a slave another Julia, known as Jule. Jule guarded her mistress’s closely held twin secrets: She had perilously poor vision but was gifted with prophetic sight. So it was that Jule became Julia’s eyes to the world.
Dutton Adult * 9780525954293
MURDER ON THE CHAMP DE MARS: An Aimée Leduc Investigation Set in Paris by Cara Black (Mystery)
Aimée Leduc has her work cut out for her --- running her detective agency and fighting off sleep deprivation as she tries to be a good single mother to her new bébé. The last thing she has time for now is to take on a personal investigation for a poor manouche (Gypsy) boy. But he insists his dying mother has an important secret she needs to tell Aimée concerning Aimée’s father’s unsolved murder a decade ago. How can she say no? The dying woman’s secret is even more dangerous than her son realized.
Soho Crime * 9781616952860
OLD VENUS edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (Science Fiction/Short Stories)
This new anthology of 16 original stories by some of science fiction’s best writers --- edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois --- turns back the clock to a more innocent time, before the hard-won knowledge of science vanquished the infinite possibilities of the imagination. Travel back in time to a planet that never was but should have been: a young, rain-drenched world of fabulous monsters and seductive mysteries.
Bantam * 9780345537287
ONGOINGNESS: The End of a Diary by Sarah Manguso (Memoir)
Sarah Manguso confronts a meticulous diary that she has kept for 25 years. “I wanted to end each day with a record of everything that had ever happened,” she explains. Maintaining this diary, now 800,000 words, had become, until recently, a kind of spiritual practice. Then Manguso became pregnant and had a child, and these two Copernican events generated an amnesia that put her into a different relationship with the need to document herself amid ongoing time.
Graywolf Press * 9781555977030
PAST CRIMES: A Van Shaw Novel by Glen Erik Hamilton (Thriller)
Van Shaw was raised to be a thief, but at 18 he suddenly broke all ties to that life and joined the military --- abandoning his illicit past and the career-criminal grandfather who taught him the trade. Now, after 10 years of silence, his grandfather has asked him to come home to Seattle. But when Van arrives, he discovers his grandfather bleeding out on the floor from a gunshot to the head. Van knows he’s sure to be the main suspect, and the only way he can clear his name is to go back to the world he’d sworn to leave behind.
William Morrow * 9780062344557
REBEL QUEEN by Michelle Moran (Historical Fiction)
When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the mid-19th century, it expects a quick and easy conquest. India is fractured and divided into kingdoms, each independent and wary of one another, seemingly no match for the might of the English. But when they arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, the British army is met with a surprising challenge. Instead of surrendering, Queen Lakshmi raises two armies and rides into battle, determined to protect her country and her people.
Touchstone * 9781476716350
ROOSEVELT AND STALIN: Portrait of a Partnership by Susan Butler (History)
Making use of previously classified materials from the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History, and the Archive of the Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation, as well as the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and 300 hot war messages between Roosevelt and Stalin, Susan Butler tells the story of how the leader of the capitalist world and the leader of the Communist world became more than allies of convenience during World War II.
Knopf * 9780307594853
SEASON OF FEAR: A Cab Bolton Thriller by Brian Freeman (Thriller)
Attractive and popular politician Diane Fairmont is running for the Florida governorship, but a chill is cast over the campaign when she receives an anonymous note announcing the return of the assassin who killed her husband 10 years earlier. Because of complicated ties between Fairmont and his mother, Detective Cab Bolton is assigned to the case. As Bolton struggles to penetrate the veil of secrecy surrounding the Fairmont campaign, he begins to realize that the death threat is not the only danger faced by the campaign staff.
Quercus * 9781623654078
THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty (Fiction)
Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, the narrator of THE SELLOUT spent his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. He is led to believe that his father’s pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family’s financial woes. But when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, he realizes there never was a memoir. The narrator also sets out to right another wrong: Dickens has literally been removed from the map to save California from further embarrassment.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374260507
TOO BAD TO DIE by Francine Mathews (Historical Thriller)
Weary of his deskbound status in the Royal Navy, intelligence officer Ian Fleming spends his spare time spinning stories in his head that are much more exciting than his own life…until the critical Tehran Conference, when Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Josef Stalin meet to finalize the D-Day invasion. With the Big Three in one place, Fleming is tipped off that Hitler’s top assassin has infiltrated the conference. Seizing his chance to play a part in a real-life action story, Fleming goes undercover to stop the Nazi killer.
Riverhead Books * 9781594631795
WHERE ALL LIGHT TENDS TO GO by David Joy (Thriller)
Jacob McNeely’s father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school and cut himself off from his peers, Jacob has been working for his father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually. But when a fatal mistake changes everything, he’s faced with a choice: stay and appease his father, or leave the mountains with the girl he loves.
Putnam Adult * 9780399172779
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THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS by Cristina Henríquez (Fiction)
Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their 15-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury. The Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better. When Mayor Toro, whose family is from Panama, sees Maribel in a Dollar Tree store, it is love at first sight --- and the beginning of a friendship between the Rivera and Toro families.
Vintage * 9780345806406
THE BOOTLEGGER: An Isaac Bell Adventure by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott (Historical Thriller/Adventure)
When Detective Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong friend, Joseph Van Dorn, is shot and near-fatally wounded while chasing bootleggers, Bell promises Van Dorn that he will try to save the detective agency from the corrupting effects of Prohibition. But when the first witness to Van Dorn’s shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner, Bell finds himself combating men far more deadly than ordinary criminals. And he’s about to fight a one-man war…
Berkley * 9780425272817
BOY, SNOW, BIRD by Helen Oyeyemi (Historical Fiction)
In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman. Elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out when the birth of Boy’s dark-skinned daughter, Bird, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white.
Riverhead Trade * 9781594633409
CHINA DOLLS by Lisa See (Historical Fiction)
Grace, Helen and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub in 1938 San Francisco. They become fast friends, relying on one another through unexpected challenges and shifting fortunes. But after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy their lives, and a shocking act of betrayal changes everything.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812982824
CLOSE MY EYES by Sophie McKenzie (Psychological Thriller)
When Geniver Loxley lost her daughter at birth, her world stopped turning. But then a stranger shows up on their doorstep, telling Gen that Beth is still out there somewhere, alive and waiting to be found. As Gen delves into the darkest parts of her past, she starts to realize that finding the answers might open the door to something even worse.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9781250058553
THE COLLECTOR by Nora Roberts (Romantic Suspense)
When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn’t capable of violence, so he recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Their investigation draws them into a rarified circle where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession.
Berkley * 9780425278314
A DARK AND TWISTED TIDE by Sharon Bolton (Mystery)
At dawn one hot summer morning, while swimming down the river, Lacey Flint finds the body of a shrouded young woman in the water. She assumes it was chance, but further investigation leads her policing team to suspect the woman’s body was deliberately left for Lacey to find. Lacey is no longer a homicide detective, but as she begins to notice someone keeping a strangely close eye on her, she’s inexorably drawn into the investigation.
Minotaur Books * 9781250060495
THE DAUGHTER by Jane Shemilt (Psychological Thriller)
Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers and married to a celebrated neurosurgeon. But when her youngest child, 15-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play, Jenny’s seemingly ideal life begins to crumble. More than a year after her daughter’s disappearance, Jenny is still digging for answers --- and what she finds disturbs her. Everyone she has trusted, everyone she thought she knew, has been keeping secrets, especially Naomi.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062320476
FESTIVE IN DEATH by J. D. Robb (Mystery)
Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn’t count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who’d been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list --- plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.
Berkley * 9780515154153
MISSION AT NUREMBERG: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis by Tim Townsend (History)
As an Army chaplain during World War II, Lutheran minister Henry Gerecke tended to the battered bodies and souls of wounded and dying GIs outside London. At the war’s end, Gerecke was recruited for the most difficult engagement of his life: ministering to the 21 Nazi leaders awaiting trial at Nuremburg. MISSION AT NUREMBERG takes us inside the Nuremburg Palace of Justice, into the cells of the accused, and the courtroom where they faced their crimes.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061997204
THE NILE: Travelling Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present by Toby Wilkinson (History)
Renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson leads us through space as much as time: from the Nile's mystical sources to Thebes, the fertile Delta, Giza, and finally, to the pulsating capital city of Cairo, where the Arab Spring erupted on the bridges over the Nile. Along the way, he introduces us to mysterious and fabled characters. With matchless erudition and storytelling skill, through a lens equal to both panoramas and close-ups, Wilkinson brings millennia of history into view.
Vintage * 9780804168908
THE NOBLE HUSTLE: Poker, Beef Jerky and Death by Colson Whitehead (Memoir/Humor)
In 2011, Grantland magazine sent Colson Whitehead to brave the harrowing, seven-day gauntlet of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. There was just one hitch: he had never played in a casino tournament before. With just six weeks to train, Whitehead plunged into the gritty subculture of Texas Hold'em, writing what began as a series of articles and has been expanded into THE NOBLE HUSTLE.
Anchor * 9780345804334
THE PAINTER by Peter Heller (Fiction)
In the wake of tragedy, Jim Stegner, a well-known expressionist painter, abandoned the art scene of Santa Fe to start fresh in the valleys of rural Colorado. Now he spends his days painting and fly-fishing, trying to find a way to live with the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him. But one afternoon, Jim comes across a man beating a small horse, and a brutal encounter rips his quiet life wide open.
Vintage * 9780804170154
PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE: Stories by David Guterson (Fiction/Short Stories)
Ranging from youth to old age, the voices that inhabit PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE offer tender, unexpected and always tightly focused accounts of our quest to understand each other, individually, and as part of a political and historical moment. These stories are shot through with tragedy, poignant reflections upon cultural and personal circumstances, and paradigmatic questions about our sense of reality and belonging.
Vintage * 9780345807427
THE SCARLET SISTERS: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age by Myra MacPherson (Biography/History)
Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Clafli were two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics and business threatened the white male power structure of the 19th century and shocked the world. Here, award-winning author Myra MacPherson deconstructs and lays bare the manners and mores of Victorian America, remarkably illuminating the struggle for equality that women are still fighting today.
Twelve * 9780446570244
SIGHT UNSEEN by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen (Thriller)
Before the experimental surgery that gave her sight, Kendra Michaels developed her other senses to an amazing capacity. Law enforcement agencies clamor for her powers of perception and observation. When Kendra realizes that an apparent traffic accident on San Diego's historic Cabrillo Bridge is in fact a murder scene, she rushes to alert the police. As the body count rises, a gruesome pattern emerges. Someone is killing people in ways that mirror Kendra's most notorious cases…and he is not working alone.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9781250061287
STONE COLD: A Joe Pickett Novel by C. J. Box (Mystery/Thriller)
Everything about the man is a mystery: the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits, the women who live with him, and especially the persistent rumors that his wealth comes from killing people. Joe Pickett, still officially a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out what the truth is, but he discovers a lot more than he’d bargained for.
Berkley * 9780425272824
WORDS OF RADIANCE: Book Two of The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy/Adventure)
Six years ago, the Assassin in White killed the Alethi king, and now he's murdering rulers all over Roshar; among his prime targets is Highprince Dalinar. Kaladin is in command of the royal bodyguards, a controversial post for his low status, and must protect the king and Dalinar, while secretly mastering remarkable new powers linked to his honorspren, Syl. Shallan bears the burden of preventing the return of the Voidbringers and the civilization-ending Desolation that follows.
Tor Fantasy * 9780765365286
THE YANKEE WAY: Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball by Willie Randolph (Sports/Memoir)
Legendary New York Yankee Willie Randolph tells the story of his life playing and coaching for the most storied professional sports franchise in the world, detailing his career on and off the field with some of baseball’s biggest stars. But though Randolph is a Yankee, he is first and foremost a quintessential New Yorker. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he shares memories of his rise from the projects to the house that Ruth built.
Dey Street Books * 9780061450785
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