April 14, 2015
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On Sale the Week of April 13th in Hardcover
AUNT DIMITY AND THE SUMMER KING by Nancy Atherton (Mystery)
Lori Shepherd has a lot on her plate, but she refuses to stand back and watch while big money destroys her beloved village. Lori suspects that a local real estate agent is illicitly lining her pockets at Finch’s expense, but before she can prove it, she’s sidetracked by a chance encounter with eccentric inventor Arthur Hargreaves. Dubbed the Summer King by his quirky family, he is as warmhearted as the summer sun. In his presence, Lori forgets her troubles --- and Finch’s. However, she snaps out of her happy trance when a series of unsettling discoveries shakes her faith in Arthur.
Viking * 9780670026708
THE BEEKEEPER’S DAUGHTER by Santa Montefiore (Romance)
Internationally bestselling author Santa Montefiore has written her first book set in America. THE BEEKEEPER’S DAUGHTER is the story of a mother and daughter searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them. To find what they are longing for, they must confront the past and unravel the lies told long ago.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476735412
CAPITAL DAMES: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 by Cokie Roberts (History)
With the outbreak of the Civil War, Washington, D.C. found itself caught between warring sides in a four-year battle that would determine the future of the United States. With their husbands, brothers and fathers marching off to war, the women of Washington, D.C. joined the cause as well. Cokie Roberts chronicles their increasing independence, their political empowerment, their indispensable role in keeping the Union unified through the war, and in helping heal it once the fighting was done.
Harper * 9780062002761
A CROWN FOR COLD SILVER by Alex Marshall (Fantasy/Adventure)
Twenty years ago, feared general Cobalt Zosia led her five villainous captains and mercenary army into battle, wrestling monsters and toppling an empire. Now the peace she carved for herself after retiring has been shattered by the unprovoked slaughter of her village. Seeking bloody vengeance, Zosia heads for battle once more, but to find justice she must confront grudge-bearing enemies, once-loyal allies, and an unknown army that marches under a familiar banner.
Orbit * 9780316277983
THE DEAD LANDS by Benjamin Percy (Post-Apocalyptic Thriller)
In Benjamin Percy's new thriller, a post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark saga, a super flu and nuclear fallout have made a husk of the world we know. A few humans carry on, living in outposts such as the Sanctuary --- the remains of St. Louis --- a shielded community that owes its survival to its militant defense and fear-mongering leaders. A small group led by Lewis Meriwether and Mina Clark hopes to expand their infant nation and reunite the States. But the Sanctuary will not allow them to escape without a fight.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455528240
DIAMOND HEAD by Cecily Wong (Historical Fiction)
At the turn of the 19th century, Frank Leong, a fabulously wealthy shipping industrialist, moves his family from China to the island of Oahu. But when Frank is murdered, his family is thrown into a perilous downward spiral. Left to rebuild in their patriarch’s shadow, the surviving members try their hand at a new, ordinary life, vowing to bury their gilded past. Now the Leongs’ survival rests with young Theresa, Frank’s only grandchild, the heir apparent to her ancestors’ punishing knots.
Harper * 9780062345431
THE DREAM LOVER by Elizabeth Berg (Historical Fiction)
Aurore Dupin leaves her estranged husband, a loveless marriage, and her family’s estate in the French countryside to start a new life in Paris. There, she gives herself a new name --- George Sand --- and pursues her dream of becoming a writer, embracing an unconventional and even scandalous lifestyle. Though considered the most gifted genius of her time, she works to reconcile the pain of her childhood, of disturbing relationships with her mother and daughter, and of her intimacies with women and men.
Random House * 9780812993158
EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline (Thriller)
Seventeen-year-old Max has a terminally ill grandmother and is having trouble handling it. That, plus his OCD and violent thoughts about a girl he likes, makes him a high risk patient. He can't turn off the mental rituals he needs to perform every 15 minutes that keep him calm. When the girl is found murdered, Max is nowhere to be found, and Dr. Eric Parrish goes looking for him. Next, a member of Eric’s own staff turns on him in a trumped-up charge of sexual harassment. Is this chaos all random? Or is someone systematically trying to destroy Eric's life?
St. Martin's Press * 9781250010117
THE FAIR FIGHT by Anna Freeman (Historical Fiction)
Born in a brothel, Ruth doesn’t expect much for herself beyond abuse. While her sister’s beauty affords a certain degree of comfort, Ruth’s harsh looks set her on a path of drudgery. That is until she meets pugilist patron George Dryer and discovers her true calling --- fighting bare knuckles in the prize rings of Bristol. Scarred by smallpox, stifled by her social and romantic options, and trapped in twisted power games with her wastrel brother, manor-born Charlotte is desperate for an escape. After a disastrous, life-changing fight sidelines Ruth, the two women meet, and it alters the perspectives of both of them.
Riverhead Books * 9781594633294
FASHION LIVES: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis by Fern Mallis (Fashion)
This revealing volume provides unprecedented access to master designers and industry leaders. No topic is off-limits to Fern Mallis, award-winning creator of Fashion Week in New York, when she hosts "Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis" at New York’s prestigious 92nd Street Y, a series of in-depth interviews with the fashion industry’s most talented, successful and legendary personalities. Featuring 19 inspiring interviews with American fashion luminaries, this engaging book introduces readers to the real artists behind these very public figures.
Rizzoli * 9780847844807
THE FISHERMEN by Chigozie Obioma (Fiction)
Told from the point of view of nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, THE FISHERMEN is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990s Nigeria, in the small town of Akure. When their strict father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing. At the ominous, forbidden nearby river, they meet a dangerous local madman who persuades the oldest of the boys that he is destined to be killed by one of his siblings.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316338370
THE GIVEN WORLD by Marian Palaia (Historical Fiction)
It is 1968. Riley is 13, and her brother Mick has gone missing in Vietnam. She struggles to understand and accept, but the world she has always known has fallen apart. At 16, she meets a boy from the reservation. He becomes her first love and perhaps her deliverance, except that he, too, is sent to fight, unaware that Riley is carrying his child. Riley sets off then, in search of answers, of clues, of a way to be in the world.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476777931
HOUSE OF ECHOES by Brendan Duffy (Thriller)
Ben has hit a dead end with his new novel, his wife Caroline has lost her banking job, and their eight-year-old son, Charlie, is being bullied at his Manhattan school. When Ben inherits land in the village of Swannhaven, the Tierneys believe it’s just the break they need. But as Ben uncovers Swannhaven’s chilling secrets and Charlie ventures deeper into the surrounding forest, strange things begin to happen. The Tierneys realize that their new home isn’t the fresh start they needed…and that the village’s haunting saga is far from over.
Ballantine Books * 9780804178112
HOW I SHED MY SKIN: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood by Jim Grimsley (Memoir)
Jim Grimsley was 11 years old in 1966 when federally mandated integration of schools went into effect in the state and the school in his small eastern North Carolina town was first integrated. What he did not realize until he began to meet these new students was just how deeply ingrained his own prejudices were and how those prejudices had developed in him. Now, more than 40 years later, Grimsley looks back at that school and those times --- remembering his own first real encounters with black children and their culture.
Algonquin Books * 9781616203764
I WAS A CHILD: A Memoir by Bruce Eric Kaplan (Memoir)
Bruce Eric Kaplan, also known as BEK, is one of the most celebrated and admired cartoonists in America. I WAS A CHILD is the story of his childhood in words and drawings, in which he recalls growing up in New Jersey with his parents and two older brothers. It would seem like a conventional childhood, although Kaplan’s anecdotes are accompanied by his signature drawings of family outings and life at home --- road trips, milk crates, hamsters, ashtrays, wigs, a platypus and much more.
Blue Rider Press * 9780399169519
KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann (History)
In a landmark work of history, Nikolaus Wachsmann offers an unprecedented, integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception in 1933 through their demise, 70 years ago, in the spring of 1945. He not only synthesizes a new generation of scholarly work, much of it untranslated and unknown outside of Germany, but also presents startling revelations, based on many years of archival research, about the functioning and scope of the camp system.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374118259
THE LIAR by Nora Roberts (Romantic Suspense)
Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions. The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. She takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780399170867
MISS CARTER’S WAR by Sheila Hancock (Historical Fiction)
It is 1948 and Britain is struggling to recover from the Second World War. Half French, half English, Marguerite Carter has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines. Leaving her partisan lover, she returns to England to be one of the first women to receive a degree from the University of Cambridge. Now she sets out towards her future as an English teacher in a girls' grammar school. For Miss Carter has a mission --- to fight social injustice, to prevent war and to educate her girls.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781408829172
SHOCKING PARIS: Soutine, Chagall and the Outsiders of Montparnasse by Stanley Meisler (History)
For a couple of decades before World War II, a group of immigrant painters and sculptors, including Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine and Jules Pascin, dominated the new art scene of Montparnasse in Paris. Modigliani and Chagall eventually attained enormous worldwide popularity, but in those earlier days, most School of Paris painters looked on Soutine as their most talented contemporary. In constant fear of the French police and the German Gestapo, plagued by poor health and bouts of depression, Soutine was the epitome of the tortured artist.
Palgrave Macmillan Trade * 9781137278807
TRUE AND CONSTANT FRIENDS: Love and Inspiration from Our Grandmothers, Mothers, and Friends by Kelley Paul (Family Relationships)
When Kelley Paul arrived on the Rhodes College campus in 1981, she immediately bonded with six women. Three decades of intimate friendship later, Kelley celebrates these relationships and the women who inspired them all. She tells their stories and those of their grandmothers, mothers and sisters, providing a microcosm of women raising families and building lives in 20th- and 21st-century America. The extraordinary lives of Kelley's and her friends' role models are honored in this lovely book that offers oral history along with classic poetry, art and photography.
Center Street * 9781455560752
THE TURNER HOUSE by Angela Flournoy (Fiction)
The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over 50 years. Their house has seen 13 children grown and gone, the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit’s East Side, and the loss of a father. But now, as ailing matriarch Viola finds herself forced to leave her home and move in with her eldest son, the family discovers that the house is worth just a tenth of its mortgage. The Turner children are called home to decide its fate and to reckon with how each of their pasts haunts --- and shapes --- their family’s future.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544303164
VIPER WINE by Hermione Eyre (Fiction)
Venetia Stanley was the great beauty of her day but now fears her powers are waning. Her devoted husband refuses to prepare a beauty tonic for her, insisting on her continued perfection. Growing desperate, Venetia secretly engages an apothecary to sell her “viper wine” --- a strange potion said to bolster the blood and invigorate the skin. But there is a terrible price to be paid, as science clashes with magic, puritans rebel against the decadent monarchy, and England slides into civil war.
Hogarth * 9780553419351
WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND by Samantha Hayes (Thriller)
Two years after a terrifying spate of teenage suicides, the remote village of Radcote has just begun to heal. Then a young man is killed in a freak motorcycle accident, and a suicide note is found among his belongings. When a second boy is found dead shortly thereafter, the nightmare of repeat suicides once again threatens the community. Detective Inspector Lorraine Fisher becomes determined to discover the truth behind these deaths. Are they suicides, or is there something more sinister at work?
Crown * 9780804136921
WHERE THEY FOUND HER by Kimberly McCreight (Psychological Suspense)
No one knows the identity of a newborn whose body has just been discovered in the woods or what ended her very short life. Freelance journalist Molly Sanderson is unexpectedly called upon to cover the news for her local paper. A severe depression followed the loss of her own baby, and this assignment could unearth memories she has tried hard to bury. But the disturbing history Molly uncovers is not her own. Her investigation reveals a decades-old trail of dark secrets hiding behind Ridgedale's white picket fences.
Harper * 9780062225467
WHISPERING SHADOWS by Jan-Philipp Sendker (Mystery)
American expat Paul Leibovitz was once an ambitious advisor, dedicated father and loving husband. But after living for nearly 30 years in Hong Kong, personal tragedy strikes and Paul’s marriage unravels in the fallout. Now Paul is living as a recluse on an outlying island of Hong Kong. When he makes a fleeting connection with Elizabeth, a distressed American woman on the verge of collapse, his life is thrown into turmoil. Less than 24 hours later, Elizabeth’s son is found dead, and Paul sets out to investigate the murder on his own.
Atria/37 INK * 9781476793641
WINDOW WALL by Melanie Rawn (Fantasy)
For nearly two years, Cade has been rejecting his Fae gift, his prescient Elsewhens --- simply refusing to see or experience them. But the strain is driving a wedge between him and his theater troupe, Touchstone, and making him erratic on stage and off. It takes his best friend, Mieka, to bully Cade into accepting the visions again. But when Cade finally looks into the possible futures, he sees a royal castle blowing up, though his vision does not tell him who is responsible.
Tor Books * 9780765377340
THE WINTER FAMILY by Clifford Jackman (Historical Thriller/Adventure)
Spanning the better part of three decades, THE WINTER FAMILY traverses America's harsh, untamed terrain, both serving and opposing the fierce advance of civilization. Among its twisted specimens, the Winter family includes the psychopathic killer Quentin Ross and the dangerous child prodigy Lukas Shakespeare. But at the malevolent center of this ultraviolent storm is their cold, hardened leader, Augustus Winter --- a man with an almost pathological resistance to the rules of society and a preternatural gift for butchery.
Doubleday * 9780385539487
YOU CAN TRUST ME by Sophie McKenzie (Psychological Thriller)
Livy arrives at her best friend Julia's flat for a lunch date only to find her dead. Though all the evidence supports it, Livy cannot accept the official ruling of suicide. The suspicious circumstances cause Livy to dig further, and she is suddenly forced to confront a horrifying possibility: that Julia was murdered, by the same man who killed Livy's sister, Kara, 18 years ago. When Livy finally faces her sister's killer, and he traps her with one horrible, impossible choice, she must finally decide: Is she strong enough to trust herself?
St. Martin's Press * 9781250033994
On Sale the Week of April 13th in Paperback
THE LITTLE GIRL WHO FOUGHT THE GREAT DEPRESSION: Shirley Temple and 1930s America by John F. Kasson (Biography/History)
Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions and shaped their collective character for generations to come. Cultural historian John F. Kasson shows how the most famous, adored, imitated and commodified child in the world astonished movie goers, created a new international culture of celebrity, and revolutionized the role of children as consumers.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393350616
AMERICAN ROMANTIC by Ward Just (Historical Fiction)
Harry Sanders is a young foreign service officer in 1960s Indochina when a dangerous and clandestine meeting with insurgents --- and a brief but passionate encounter with Sieglinde, a young German woman --- alters the course of his life. He marries the captivating May, who is fleeing her own family disappointments. On the surface, they are a handsome, successful couple --- but the memory of Sieglinde persists in Harry’s thoughts, and May has her own secrets.
Mariner Books * 9780544538672
AMERICAN SPRING: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution by Walter R. Borneman (History)
AMERICAN SPRING follows a fledgling nation from Paul Revere's little-known ride of December 1774 and the first shots fired on Lexington Green through the catastrophic Battle of Bunker Hill, culminating with George Washington taking command of colonial forces on July 3, 1775. Focusing on well-known heroes and the ordinary Americans caught up in the revolution, Walter Borneman tells the story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed rebellion that forged our nation.
Back Bay Books * 9780316220996
BORDERLINE: An Annika Bengtzon Thriller by Liza Marklund (Thriller)
Annika Bengtzon is back at Kvällspressen’s Stockholm offices after three years as the newspaper’s Washington, DC correspondent. One afternoon, a young woman is found dead behind a nursery school in a Stockholm suburb. In the editorial offices of Kvällspressen they sense a serial killer, but Annika dismisses it as a wild fantasy. As the murder spree in Stockholm continues, Annika is dragged into a violent hostage situation that shakes both Europe and East Africa.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476778297
CLEVER GIRL by Tessa Hadley (Fiction)
CLEVER GIRL is a powerful exploration of family relationships and class in modern life, witnessed through the experiences of an English woman named Stella. Unfolding in a series of snapshots, Tessa Hadley’s novel follows Stella from the shallows of childhood, growing up with a single mother in a Bristol bedsit in the 1960s, into the murky waters of middle age.
Harper Perennial * 9780062282880
ELEPHANT COMPANY: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II by Vicki Constantine Croke (Biography/History)
Billy Williams came to colonial Burma in 1920, fresh from service in World War I, to a job as a “forest man” for a British teak company. Mesmerized by the intelligence, character and even humor of the great animals who hauled logs through the remote jungles, he became increasingly skilled at treating their illnesses and injuries, and championed more humane treatment for them. In ELEPHANT COMPANY, Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams’ growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage, trust and gratitude.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812981650
EUPHORIA by Lily King (Historical Fiction)
English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. He is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with the controversial Nell Stone and her Australian husband, Fen, pulls him back from the brink. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby, the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm among the three of them that burns out of anyone’s control.
Grove Press * 9780802123701
FLYING SHOES by Lisa Howorth (Fiction)
Mary Byrd Thornton could understand how a reporter couldn’t resist the story: a nine-year-old boy sexually molested and killed on Mother's Day, 1966. A suspect to whom nothing would stick. A neighborhood riddled with secrets. No one, especially the bungling or complicit authorities, had been able to solve the crime. Now, 30 years later, the reporter’s call will reel a reluctant Mary Byrd from Mississippi back to Virginia where she must confront her family --- and, once again, the murder’s irremovable stain of tragedy.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620403037
I DON’T CARE IF WE NEVER GET BACK: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever by Ben Blatt and Eric Brewster (Sports)
Ben, a sports analytics wizard, loves baseball. Eric, his best friend, hates it. But when Ben writes an algorithm for the optimal baseball road trip, an impossible dream of seeing every pitch of 30 games in 30 stadiums in 30 days, who will he call on to take shifts behind the wheel, especially when those shifts will include 19 hours straight from Phoenix to Kansas City? Eric, of course.
Grove Press * 9780802123763
I PITY THE POOR IMMIGRANT by Zachary Lazar (Fiction)
In 1972, the American gangster Meyer Lansky petitions the Israeli government for citizenship. His request is denied, and he is returned to the U.S. to stand trial. He leaves behind a mistress in Tel Aviv, a Holocaust survivor named Gila Konig. In 2009, American journalist Hannah Groff travels to Israel to investigate the killing of an Israeli writer. As she connects the dots between the murdered writer, Lansky, Gila and her own father, Hannah becomes increasingly obsessed with the dark side of her heritage.
Back Bay Books * 9780316254052
THE INN AT OCEAN’S EDGE: A Sunset Cove Novel by Colleen Coble (Mystery)
In 1989, Claire Dellamare disappeared from her own fourth birthday party at the Hotel Tourmaline. She showed up a year later at the same hotel, with a note pinned to her dress but no explanation. But when Claire returns to the Hotel Tourmaline for a business meeting, disturbing memories begin to surface. Luke Rocco lost his mother under equally mysterious circumstances --- at the same time Claire disappeared. After a chance encounter reveals the unlikely link between them, Claire and Luke set out together to uncover the truth about what happened that fateful year.
Thomas Nelson * 9781401690267
LAST NIGHT AT THE BLUE ANGEL by Rebecca Rotert (Historical Fiction)
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s Chicago jazz scene, LAST NIGHT AT THE BLUE ANGEL is Rebecca Rotert's debut novel about a talented but troubled singer, her precocious 10-year-old daughter, and their heartbreaking relationship.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062315298
THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH by Richard Flanagan (Historical Fiction)
August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. His life is a daily struggle to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from pitiless beatings. Until he receives a letter that will change him forever.
Vintage * 9780804171472
NORTHANGER ABBEY by Val McDermid (Fiction)
When Cat Morland is asked to join family friends on a trip to Edinburgh, she can’t wait to escape her home in Dorset. She meets new friends, finds love, experiences heartbreak, and faces a mystery or two that can’t compete with her dark and macabre imagination. It’s that creativity that gets her in trouble and could possibly ruin the life she was finally starting to imagine for herself.
Grove Press * 9780802123800
THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING by Erika Johansen (Historical Fantasy/Adventure)
On her 19th birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon to prevent her from wearing the crown.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062290380
SHOPAHOLIC TO THE STARS by Sophie Kinsella (Fiction)
Becky Bloomwood and her two-year-old daughter, Minnie, have relocated to L.A. to join Becky’s husband, Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky really hopes to become a personal stylist --- Sage’s personal stylist --- if only Luke would set up an introduction. Then, unexpectedly, she is offered the chance to dress Sage’s archrival, and though things become a bit more complicated, it’s a dream come true. Suddenly Becky has everything she’s ever wanted. Or does she?
Dial Press Trade Paperback * 9780812984286
TIBETAN PEACH PIE: A True Account of an Imaginative Life by Tom Robbins (Memoir)
In TIBETAN PEACH PIE, Tom Robbins stitches together stories of his unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his globetrotting adventures. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would become over the course of half a century a poet-interruptus, an air force weatherman, a radio DJ, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist and a counter-culture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters.
Ecco * 9780062267412
VISIBLE CITY by Tova Mirvis (Fiction)
Nina is a harried young mother who spends her evenings spying on the older couple across the street, drawn to their quiet contentment. One night, through that same window, she spies a young couple in the throes of passion. In the coming weeks, Nina encounters the older couple, their daughter and her fiancé, and many others on the streets of her Upper West Side neighborhood, eroding the safe distance of her secret vigils.
Mariner Books * 9780544483880
WOLF: A Jack Caffery Thriller by Mo Hayder (Thriller)
WOLF kicks off when a vagrant --- the Walking Man --- finds a dog wandering alone with a scrap of paper with the words “HELP US” attached to its collar. He calls on Detective Inspector Jack Caffery to investigate. Caffery is reluctant to get involved --- until the Walking Man promises in exchange new information regarding the childhood disappearance of Caffery’s brother. Caffery has no idea who or what he is searching for, but one thing he is sure of: it’s a race against time.
Grove Press * 9780802123862
On Sale the Week of April 20th in Hardcover
PARIS RED by Maureen Gibbon (Historical Fiction)
At 17, Victorine Meurent abandons her old life to become immersed in the Parisian society of dance halls and cafés, meeting writers and artists like Baudelaire and Alfred Stevens. As Édouard Manet’s model, Victorine explores a world of new possibilities and stirs the artist to push the boundaries of painting in his infamous portrait Olympia, which scandalizes even the most cosmopolitan city. Manet becomes himself because of Victorine. But who does she become?
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393244465
THE BONE TREE by Greg Iles (Thriller)
THE BONE TREE is the highly anticipated second installment in Greg Iles’ epic trilogy featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage, a tale that explores the conflicts and casualties that result when the darkest truths of American history come to light. It puts us inside the skin of a noble man who has always fought for justice --- now finally pushed beyond his limits. Just how far will Penn Cage, the hero we thought we knew, go to protect those he loves?
William Morrow * 9780062311115
THE CHINA MIRAGE: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia by James Bradley (History)
Beginning in the 1850s, James Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans who made their fortunes in the China opium trade. From drug dealer Warren Delano to his grandson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, from the port of Hong Kong to the towers of Princeton University, from the era of Appomattox to the age of the A-Bomb, THE CHINA MIRAGE explores a difficult century that defines U.S.-Chinese relations to this day.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316196673
GBH by Ted Lewis (Crime Fiction)
In London, George Fowler heads a lucrative criminal syndicate that specializes in the production and distribution of “blue films” --- nasty illegal pornography. But his entire world is in jeopardy. Someone is undermining his empire from within, and he becomes increasingly ruthless in his pursuit of the unknown traitor. As his paranoia envelops him, Fowler loses trust in just about everyone, including his closest friends and associates, and begins to rely on the opinions of an increasingly smaller set of advisors.
Soho Crime * 9781616955502
GOD HELP THE CHILD by Toni Morrison (Fiction)
At the center of Toni Morrison’s first novel to be set in our current moment is a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There’s also Booker, the man Bride loves but loses to anger; Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths; and Bride’s mother, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that “what you do to children matters. And they might never forget.”
Knopf * 9780307594174
THE INVENTION OF FIRE by Bruce Holsinger (Historical Thriller)
London, 1386: A mass murder has taken place within the city walls. Sixteen corpses have been dumped where they are sure to be found, bearing wounds like none seen before. John Gower, middling poet and expert trader in secrets, is summoned to investigate the killings even as the ruthless mayor of London seeks to thwart an open inquiry for reasons unknown. Gower learns that the men have fallen victim to handgonnes, new and terrifying weapons that threaten to change the future of war.
William Morrow * 9780062356451
THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: A Memoir by Elizabeth Alexander (Memoir)
In THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband, who was just 49. Reflecting with gratitude on the exquisite beauty of her married life that was, grappling with the subsequent void, and feeling a re-energized devotion to her two teenage sons, Alexander channels her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid prose that describes a very personal and yet universal quest for meaning, understanding and acceptance.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455599875
MEMORY MAN by David Baldacci (Thriller)
Amos Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare --- his wife, young daughter and brother-in-law had been murdered. His family destroyed, their killer's identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. But over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. Decker must endure the memories he would much rather forget --- and may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455559824
MISSOULA: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer (True Crime)
Jon Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula --- the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them. Krakauer’s dispassionate, carefully documented account of what these ladies endured cuts through the abstract ideological debate about campus rape.
Doubleday * 9780385538732
ONE NIGHT by Eric Jerome Dickey (Romantic Suspense)
For one night, a couple checks in to an upscale hotel. The pair seem unlikely companions, from opposing strata of society, but their attraction is palpable to all who observe them --- or overhear their cries of passion. In the course of 12 hours, con games, erotic interludes, jealousy, violence and murder swirl around them. Will they part ways in bliss, in sorrow, or in death?
Dutton * 9780525954859
PLEASANTVILLE by Attica Locke (Thriller)
When a girl goes missing on Election Night, 1996, in the neighborhood of Pleasantville, Jay Porter is deeply disturbed. She was a volunteer for one of the local mayoral candidates, and her disappearance complicates an already heated campaign. When the nephew of one of the candidates is arrested, Jay reluctantly finds himself serving as a defense attorney. With a man’s life and his own reputation on the line, Jay is about to try his first murder in a case that will also put an electoral process on trial.
Harper * 9780062259400
POSITIVE by David Wellington (Horror)
The tattooed plus sign on Finnegan's hand marks him as a Positive. At any time, the zombie virus could explode in his body, turning him from a rational human into a ravenous monster. If he reaches his 21st birthday without an incident, he'll be cleared. Until then, he must go to a special facility for positives. But when the military caravan transporting him is attacked, Finn becomes separated. To make it to safety, he must embark on a perilous cross-country journey across an America transformed.
Harper Voyager * 9780062315373
REYKJAVIK NIGHTS: An Inspector Erlendur Novel by Arnaldur Indridason (Mystery)
In this prequel to his critically acclaimed Inspector Erlendur series, Arnaldur Indridason gives devoted fans a glimpse of Erlendur as a young, budding detective. The beat on the streets in Reykjavik is busy: traffic accidents, theft, domestic violence, contraband…and an unexplained death. When a tramp he met regularly on the night shift is found drowned in a ditch, no one seems to care. But his fate haunts Erlendur and drags him inexorably into the strange and dark underworld of the city.
Minotaur Books * 9781250048424
SEEING HOME: The Ed Lucas Story: A Blind Broadcaster's Story of Overcoming Life's Greatest Obstacles by Ed Lucas and Christopher Lucas (Memoir)
Soon to be a major motion picture, SEEING HOME is the incredible true tale of beloved Emmy-winning blind broadcaster Ed Lucas, who refused to let his disability prevent him from overcoming many challenging obstacles and achieving his dreams. Over his long and amazing life, Ed has collected hundreds of anecdotes from his personal relationships and encounters with everyone, from kings and presidents to movie stars and sports Hall-of-Famers.
Gallery/Jeter Publishing * 9781476785837
THIEVES FALL OUT by Gore Vidal, writing as Cameron Kay (Crime Fiction)
Lost for more than 60 years and overflowing with political and sexual intrigue, THIEVES FALL OUT provides a delicious glimpse into the mind of Gore Vidal in his formative years. By turns mischievous and deadly serious, Vidal tells the story of a man caught up in events bigger than he is, a down-on-his-luck American hired to smuggle an ancient relic out of Cairo at a time when revolution is brewing and heads are about to roll.
Hard Case Crime * 9781781167922
WHEN THE NIGHT COMES by Favel Parrett (Fiction)
Isla is a lonely girl who moves to Hobart with her mother and brother to try and better their lives. It’s not really working until they meet Bo, a crewman on an Antarctic supply ship, who shares stories about his adventures with them. Isla is struggling to learn what truly matters and who to trust, and this modern Viking is searching to understand his past and find a place in this world for himself. Though their time together is short, it’s enough to change the course of both their lives.
Atria Books * 9781476754895
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ALL I LOVE AND KNOW by Judith Frank (Fiction)
For years, Matthew Greene and Daniel Rosen have enjoyed a quiet domestic life together. But when they learn that Daniel’s twin brother and sister-in-law have been killed in a bombing in Jerusalem, their lives are suddenly transformed. In dealing with their families and the need to make a decision about who will raise the deceased couple’s two children, both Matthew and Daniel are confronted with challenges that strike at the very heart of their relationship.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062302892
THE ART OF LOSING YOURSELF by Katie Ganshert (Romance)
Carmen Hart, a woman who seems to have it all together, struggles with doubt. She wonders if she made a mistake when she married her husband. She wonders if God is as powerful as she once believed. Sometimes she wonders if He exists at all. After years of secret losses and empty arms, she’s not so sure anymore. Until Carmen’s sister --- 17-year-old runaway Gracie Fisher --- steps in and changes everything. Is it possible for God to use a broken teenager and an abandoned motel to bring a woman’s faith and marriage back to life?
WaterBrook Press * 9781601425928
BE SAFE I LOVE YOU by Cara Hoffman (Fiction)
Lauren Clay has returned from a tour of duty in Iraq just in time to spend the holidays with her family. Joining the army allowed Lauren to continue to provide for her family, but it came at a great cost. When she arrives home unexpectedly, it’s clear to everyone in their rural New York town that something is wrong. But her father is so happy to have her home that he ignores her odd behavior and the repeated phone calls from an army psychologist.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451641325
THE BILL OF THE CENTURY: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen (History)
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history. The bill's passage often has been credited to the political leadership of President Lyndon Johnson, or the moral force of Martin Luther King. Yet, as Clay Risen shows, the battle for the Civil Rights Act was a story much bigger than those two men. It was a broad, epic struggle, a sweeping tale of unceasing grassroots activism, ringing speeches, backroom deal-making and hand-to-hand legislative combat.
Bloomsbury Press * 9781608198269
BIRDMEN: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies by Lawrence Goldstone (History)
Wilbur and Orville Wright are two of the greatest innovators in history, and together they solved the centuries-old riddle of powered, heavier-than-air flight. Glenn Hammond Curtiss was the most talented machinist of his day --- tackling first the motorcycle and later turning his eyes toward the skies to become the fastest man aloft. But between the Wrights and Curtiss bloomed a poisonous rivalry and patent war so powerful that it shaped aviation in its early years and drove one of the three men to his grave.
Ballantine Books * 9780345538055
BOURBON: A History of the American Spirit by Dane Huckelbridge (History)
Few commodities figure as prominently or as intimately in the story of the nation as bourbon whiskey. First brewed by pioneers in the backwoods of Appalachia, bourbon whiskey has become a modern multi-billion-dollar international industry today. As Dane Huckelbridge reveals, the Kentucky spirit --- the only liquor produced from corn --- is the American experience, distilled, aged and sealed in a bottle. In telling the story of bourbon, Huckelbridge takes us on a lively tour across 300 years.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062241405
CONTRITION by Maura Weiler (Fiction)
When Dorie learns that her biological father was a famous artist, she also discovers she has a twin sister who inherited his talent. Dorie is eager to introduce her sister's genius to the public, but Catherine is a cloistered nun with a vow of silence who adamantly refuses to show or sell the paintings she dedicates to God. Hoping to get to know her sister and research the potential story, Dorie poses as an aspiring nun at the convent where Catherine lives. Soon their shared biological past and uncertain futures collide as they clash over the meaning and purpose of art.
Infinite Words * 9781593096489
EVERY BRIDE NEEDS A GROOM: A Brides with Style Novel by Janice Thompson (Romance)
Small-town girl Katie Fisher is planning her wedding. Sure, her boyfriend hasn't managed to pop the question just yet, but that doesn't mean she shouldn't enter a contest in Texas Bride magazine to win the dress of her dreams, right? But when her boyfriend breaks up with her and takes a job in another town --- the very same day Katie wins her dream dress --- her world is turned upside down. Should she claim her prize? And will the hunky former pro-basketball player who runs the swanky Dallas bridal shop catch on to her humiliation if she does?
Revell * 9780800723996
HERBIE’S GAME: A Junior Bender Mystery by Timothy Hallinan (Hard-boiled Mystery)
Junior Bender, the clown prince of crime fiction, returns in his most hard-boiled adventure yet --- a tale that will take him deep into a murderous conspiracy in present-day Los Angeles and uncover an increasingly confusing legacy of his burglar-mentor, Herbie Mott, who, until very recently, was always one step ahead of just about everybody.
Soho Crime * 9781616955403
INDEFENSIBLE by Lee Goodman (Legal Thriller)
When birdwatcher Cassandra Randall stumbles upon two men digging what appears to be a grave in a state park, she immediately reports it to the authorities. Federal prosecutor Nick Davis is initially incredulous about her claims but agrees to investigate. To his surprise, the far-fetched account turns up a body, and Nick is drawn into a case that will shake both his morals and his personal life to their very core.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476728018
A LIFE INTERCEPTED by Charles Martin (Romance)
Twelve years ago, Matthew "the Rocket" Rising was the number one NFL draft pick. But on the night of the draft, he was falsely accused of a heinous crime. Having served his sentence, Matthew leaves prison determined to find his wife. He soon learns that she has discovered a young man with the talent to achieve the football career Matthew should have had. Although helping the boy means violating his parole, he'll take the chance with hope of winning back Audrey's love.
Center Street * 9781455554645
LIVING WITH A WILD GOD: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth About Everything by Barbara Ehrenreich (Memoir)
In middle age, Barbara Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny --- or, as she later learned to call them, "mystical" --- experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search.
Twelve * 9781455501748
RESERVATIONS FOR TWO: A Novel of Fresh Flavors and New Horizons by Hillary Manton Lodge (Romance)
Food writer-turned-restaurateur Juliette D’Alisa has more than enough on her plate. While her trip to Provence might have unlocked new answers to her grandmother’s past, it’s also provided new complications in the form of Neil McLaren, the man she can’t give up. Juliette and Neil find romance simple as they travel through Provence and Tuscany together, but life back home presents a different set of challenges. Juliette has a restaurant to open, a mother combating serious illness, and a family legacy of secrets to untangle. How does Neil, living so far away in Memphis, fit into her life?
WaterBrook Press * 9780307731777
THE SKIN COLLECTOR: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffrey Deaver (Thriller)
Lincoln Rhyme must untangle a twisted web of clues before a killer targets more victims --- or Rhyme himself. When a connection is made to the Bone Collector --- the serial killer who terrorized New York more than a decade ago --- Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are immediately drawn into the case. Rhyme, Sachs and the NYPD must race against time to answer the many questions the investigation uncovers.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455517121
THE STEADY RUNNING OF THE HOUR by Justin Go (Fiction/Adventure)
In 1924, the English mountaineer Ashley Walsingham dies attempting to summit Mount Everest, leaving his fortune to his former lover, Imogen Soames-Andersson. But because she can’t be found, the estate remains unclaimed. Nearly 80 years later, it is discovered that a young American named Tristan Campbell could be the estate’s rightful heir. If Tristan can prove he is Imogen’s descendant, the inheritance will be his. But with only weeks before Ashley’s trust expires, Tristan must hurry to find the evidence he needs.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476704593
UNAFRAID: Trusting God in an Unsafe World by Susie Davis (Christian Life)
In 1978, Susie Davis watched as a 13-year-old classmate entered her classroom and killed her teacher. As a witness to one of the earliest school shootings in our nation, Susie faced years of paralyzing fear and an intense distrust of God. But God relentlessly pursued her and, over time, broke Susie’s fear addiction. In UNAFRAID, Susie offers her hard-won insights about how we can trust God in the midst of our fears about violence, disease and personal tragedy.
WaterBrook Press * 9781601426390
VERTIGO 42: A Richard Jury Mystery by Martha Grimes (Mystery)
Richard Jury is meeting Tom Williamson at Vertigo 42, a bar on the 42nd floor of an office building in London’s financial district. Despite inconclusive evidence, Tom is convinced that his wife, Tess, was murdered 17 years ago. The inspector in charge of the case was sure Tess’ death was accidental --- a direct result of vertigo --- but the official police inquiry is still an open verdict, and Jury agrees to re-examine the case.
Pocket Books * 9781476724058
THE WOOD’S EDGE: The Pathfinders, Book One by Lori Benton (Historical Romance)
The 1757 New York frontier is home to the Oneida tribe and to British colonists, yet their feet rarely walk the same paths. On the day Fort William Henry falls, Major Reginald Aubrey is beside himself with grief. His son, born that day, has died in the arms of his sleeping wife. When Reginald comes across an Oneida mother with newborn twins --- one white, one brown --- he makes a choice that will haunt the lives of all involved. As a long-buried truth comes to light, can an unlikely friendship forged at the wood’s edge provide a way forward?
WaterBrook Press * 9781601427328
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