June 30, 2015
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On Sale the Week of June 29th in Hardcover
AS NIGHT FALLS by Jenny Milchman (Psychological Thriller)
In her isolated home in the shadowy woods, Sandy Tremont prepares dinner after a fight with her daughter, Ivy. Nearby, two desperate men on the run make their way through the fading light, bloodstained and determined to leave no loose ends or witnesses. After almost 20 years as prison cellmates, they have become a deadly team: Harlan the muscle, Nick the mind and will. Opening the door to the Tremont home, Nick brings not only a legacy of terror but a secret that threatens to drag Sandy with him into the darkness.
Ballantine Books * 9780553394818
THE ASSASSINS by Gayle Lynds (Thriller)
Former military spy Judd Ryder is walking to his D.C. home when he spots a man coming out of his row house who looks like him and is wearing his clothes. As Ryder slows to follow, the imposter is killed in a hit-and-run that's no accident. Was the man the intended victim, or was it Ryder himself? Soon Ryder learns that the key to the mysterious events of the past and to his double's murder is an infamous Cold War assassin, the Carnivore. Two of the last people to see the Carnivore were Ryder and CIA trainee Eva Blake, and someone is using them to lure him out.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312380908
THE ENGLISH SPY by Daniel Silva (Thriller/Adventure)
She is an iconic member of the British Royal Family, beloved for her beauty and charitable works, resented by her former husband and his mother, the Queen of England. But when a bomb explodes aboard her holiday yacht, British intelligence turns to one man to track down her killer: legendary spy and assassin Gabriel Allon. Gabriel's target is Eamon Quinn, a master bomb maker and mercenary of death who sells his services to the highest bidder.
Harper * 9780062320131
THE INSIDER THREAT: A Pike Logan Thriller by Brad Taylor (Thriller/Adventure)
While world powers combat ISIS on the battlefield, a different threat is set in motion by the group --- one that can’t be defeated by an airstrike. Off the radar of every Western intelligence organization, able to penetrate America or any European state, they intend to commit an act of unimaginable barbarity. Only Pike Logan and the Taskforce stand in the way of an attack no one anticipates, a grand deception that will wreak unthinkable chaos and reverberate throughout the Western world.
Dutton * 9780525954903
KILL AGAIN: A Claire Waters Thriller by Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene (Psychological Thriller)
Haunted by a brutal childhood, Dr. Claire Waters finds solace in helping other survivors of abuse. Her favorite patient, Rosa Sanchez, is finally getting her life together after being victimized for years. But when Rosa is abducted, Claire turns to her friend Nick Lawler, a homicide detective in the NYPD. Relegated to desk work because of his failing eyesight, Nick will have to risk his career to find Rosa --- and track down a deranged criminal who reduces his victims to nothing but bones.
Kensington * 9780758266873
LOCAL GIRLS by Caroline Zancan (Fiction)
Maggie, Lindsey and Nina have been friends for most of their lives. The girls grew up together in a dead-end Florida town on the outskirts of Orlando, and the love and loyalty they have for one another have been their only constants. Now 19 and restless, the girls spend empty summer days bouncing between unfulfilling jobs, the beach, and their favorite local bar, The Shamrock. It’s there that a chance encounter with a movie star on the last night of his life changes everything.
Riverhead Books * 9781594633645
THE MAPS OF CHAOS by Felix J. Palma (Historical Fantasy/Mystery)
When the person he loves most dies in tragic circumstances, the mysterious protagonist of THE MAP OF CHAOS does all he can to speak to her one last time. A session with a renowned medium seems to offer the only solution, but the experience unleashes terrible forces that bring the world to the brink of disaster. Salvation can only be found in The Map of Chaos, an obscure book that he is desperate to uncover. In his search, he is given invaluable help by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lewis Carroll, and, of course, H. G. Wells, whose Invisible Man seems to have escaped from the pages of his famous novel to sow terror among mankind.
Atria Books * 9781451688184
THE MASK: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel by Taylor Stevens (Thriller)
Still healing from a Somali hijacking gone wrong and a brutal attack that left her near death, Vanessa Michael Munroe joins her lover, Miles Bradford, in Japan where he’s working as a security consultant protecting high-value technology from industrial espionage. In the domesticity of their routine, she finds long sought-after peace --- until Bradford is arrested for murder, and the same interests who targeted him come after her, too.
Crown * 9780385348966
THE MOUNTAIN STORY by Lori Lansens (Fiction)
Nola has gone up the mountain to commemorate her wedding anniversary, the first since her beloved husband passed. Bridget is training for a triathalon. Vonn is working out her teenage rebellion at 8,000 feet. Still reeling from the tragic accident that robbed him of his best friend, Wolf Truly plans to take his own life. When a series of missteps strands this unusual group together in the wilderness, they soon realize that their only defense against the brutality of nature is one another.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476786506
RUN YOU DOWN by Julia Dahl (Mystery)
Aviva Kagan was a just a teenager when she left her Hasidic Jewish life in Brooklyn for a fling with a college boy from Florida --- and then disappeared. Twenty-three years later, the child she walked away from is a tabloid reporter named Rebekah Roberts. And Rebekah isn't sure she wants her mother back in her life. But when a man from the ultra-Orthodox enclave of Roseville, NY, contacts Rebekah about his young wife's mysterious death, she is drawn back into Aviva's world.
Minotaur Books * 9781250043405
WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER by Carla Norton (Thriller)
Daryl Wayne Flint is safely locked up in Olshaker Psychiatric Hospital. It seems that he is still suffering the effects of the head injury he sustained in the car crash that freed Reeve LeClaire seven years ago. But when Flint makes a clean getaway from the hospital, Reeve is shocked out of her new life by her worst nightmare come true. When Flint evades capture, baffling authorities and leaving a bloody trail, Reeve suddenly realizes that she is the only one who can stop him.
Minotaur Books * 9781250032805
On Sale the Week of June 29th in Paperback
THE ABDUCTION by Jonathan Holt (Mystery/Thriller)
THE ABDUCTION is the heart-pounding, adrenaline-fueled follow-up to Jonathan Holt’s highly acclaimed international thriller, THE ABOMINATION --- a modern tale of mystery, treachery and intrigue that moves between the physical and virtual worlds of Venice, Italy, blurring the boundary between dark fantasy and terrifying reality.
Bourbon Street Books * 9780062267054
AGAINST ALL ENEMIES: A Jonathan Grave Thriller by John Gilstrap (Thriller)
Jonathan Grave finds it hard to believe that a fellow combat vet has gone rogue, killing American agents and leaking sensitive intel to hostile foreign interests. With black ops assassins on the trail of his old friend, Grave sets out to get to him first. He finds far more than he bargained for --- not only the wily operative, but evidence of a conspiracy so dangerous and far-reaching that an unthinkable tragedy is in motion. Grave and his elite team of specialists must expose a deadly high-level secret --- and do it in time to avert a catastrophe of historic proportions.
Pinnacle * 9780786035052
ANA OF CALIFORNIA by Andi Teran (Fiction)
Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It’s a group home next --- unless she agrees to leave East Los Angeles for a farm trainee program in Northern California. Despite being a fish out of water in this rural setting, Ana eventually comes to love Garber Farm. But when she inadvertently stirs up trouble in town, Ana is afraid she might have ruined her last chance at finding a place to belong.
Penguin Books * 9780143126492
THE BLOOD OF AN ENGLISHMAN: An Agatha Raisin Mystery by M. C. Beaton (Mystery)
Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, her friend Mrs. Bloxby, the vicar’s wife, has persuaded her to support the local pantomime. Stifling a yawn at the production of "Babes in the Woods," Agatha watches the baker playing an ogre strut and threaten on the stage, until a trapdoor opens...followed by a scream and then silence. When it turns out that the popular baker has been murdered, Agatha puts her team of private detectives on the case.
St. Martin’s Paperbacks * 9781250057891
BLUE LABYRINTH by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Thriller)
A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast's most feared enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse with a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea. But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history: he is soon stalked by a killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression.
Vision * 9781455525911
THE BOOK OF STRANGE NEW THINGS by Michel Faber (Fiction)
Michel Faber’s latest novel is about the search for comfort in the face of life’s tragedies. Peter Leigh is a Christian missionary recruited by an organization known as USIC to be the pastor on a distant planet called Oasis. He leaves behind his wife to work with both the USIC employees stationed on Oasis and the planet’s natives. THE BOOK OF STRANGE NEW THINGS is a meditation on the meaning of faith and the consequences of devotion.
Hogarth * 9780553418866
THE CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF LIES: A Novel of the Great War by Jacqueline Winspear (Historical Fiction)
On the eve of World War I, a rift develops between best friends Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden as Kezia marries Tom, Thea's brother. Thea, scornful of Kezia's future as a farmer's wife, turns to political causes that transform her into a hunted outlaw. When Tom and Thea head off to the battlefields and Kezia takes over the farm, all three are challenged and changed.
Harper Perennial * 9780062220516
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE: A Destination Wedding Novel by Beth K. Vogt (Romance)
Paramedic Vanessa Hollister is planning an elegant destination wedding in Destin, Florida, with her new fiancé. But will the reappearance of her first husband from her teenage elopement disrupt her dream of an idyllic beach wedding? Coming face to face with his ex-wife eight years after their divorce compels professional storm chaser Logan Hollister to confront his greatest regret: losing Vanessa. A fast-moving, powerful hurricane throws Vanessa and Logan together as they evacuate to a storm shelter. Forced to spend time together, the pair battles unexpected renewed feelings for each other.
Howard Books * 9781476789781
DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS by Amanda Kyle Williams (Thriller)
A killer is targeting rural Georgia, and ex–FBI profiler and private investigator Keye Street puts herself in line to be his next prey by going to the country, 90 miles outside of Atlanta where the bodies of young women have been found. When the local police call in Keye to give them a psychological profile, she and her team attempt to catch a master predator who has been hunting human prey for a very long time…and has no intention of stopping now.
Bantam * 9780553593822
THE EXPLORERS: A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, and Impossible Success by Martin Dugard (History)
In 1856, two intrepid adventurers, Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off to unravel mankind’s greatest geographical mystery: finding the source of the Nile River. To better understand their motivations and ultimate success, Martin Dugard guides readers through the seven vital traits that Burton and Speke, as well as many of history’s legendary explorers, called upon to see their impossible journeys through to the end.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451677584
FLAME TREE ROAD by Shona Patel (Historical Fiction)
1870s India. In a tiny village where society is ruled by a caste system and women are defined solely by marriage, young Biren Roy dreams of forging a new destiny. When his mother suffers the fate of widowhood, Biren devotes his life to effecting change. Just when his vision for the future begins to look hopeless, he meets Maya, the independent-minded daughter of a local educator, and his soul is reignited. It is in her love that Biren finally finds his home, and in her heart that he finds the hope for a new world.
Mira * 9780778316657
FLESH AND BLOOD: A Scarpetta Novel by Patricia Cornwell (Mystery)
Dr. Kay Scarpetta finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The victims appear to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to indicate where the killer will strike next. When Scarpetta investigates a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze, she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her techno genius niece, Lucy, her own flesh and blood.
William Morrow * 9780062325358
THE GIRLS AT THE KINGFISHER CLUB by Genevieve Valentine (Historical Fiction)
Jo, the firstborn, "The General" to her 11 sisters, is the only thing the Hamilton girls have in place of a mother. Together, they elude their distant and controlling father, until the day he decides to marry them all off. Meanwhile, the girls continue to dance until one night when they are caught in a raid, separated, and Jo is thrust face-to-face with someone from her past: a bootlegger named Tom whom she hasn’t seen in almost 10 years.
Washington Square Press * 9781476739090
THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD by Brock Clarke (Fiction)
Take the format of a spy thriller, shape it around real-life incidents involving international terrorism, leaven it with dark, dry humor, toss in a love rectangle, give everybody a gun, and let everything play out in the outer reaches of upstate New York. THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD is a darkly funny tale of paranoia and the all-American obsession with security and the conspiracies that threaten it, written in a tone that is simultaneously filled with wonder and anger in almost equal parts.
Algonquin Books * 9781616204792
HER LAST WHISPER by Karen Robards (Paranormal Romantic Suspense)
The last time criminal psychology expert Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone helped capture a serial killer, it was nearly the last thing she ever did. But when dangerous duty calls, she can’t refuse. And there’s no greater danger than the Cinderella Killer, a charming predator who lures beautiful, single women to their deaths. FBI agent Lena Kaminsky fears her missing sister has fallen prey to the seductive psychopath, but it’s Charlie who ends up gambling with her life when the killer decides she’s just his type.
Ballantine Books * 9780804178273
HOW TO TELL TOLEDO FROM THE NIGHT SKY by Lydia Netzer (Romance)
At the Toledo Institute of Astronomy, cosmologist George Dermont and scientist Irene Sparks are on a collision course with love, destiny and fate. The air seems to hum when they’re together, but their attraction was not written in the stars. Their mothers raised them to become soulmates. When that secret plan triggers unintended consequences, George and Irene must discover the truth about their destinies and find what Toledo holds for them --- together or apart.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250047465
NO COUNTRY by Kaylan Ray (Historical Fiction)
In 1843, Padraig Aherne sets off to Dublin to rally for his country’s independence, unaware that his girlfriend is pregnant with his child. But once he reaches the big city, a dangerous mistake forces him on a ship destined for Calcutta. As the potato famine devastates their home, Padraig’s best friend escapes with his young daughter across the ocean, aboard one of the infamous “coffin ships” headed for America. As two family trees expand, Padraig’s descendants struggle to define themselves and find their places in the world.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451636383
OF BONE AND THUNDER by Chris Evans (Fantasy)
Channeling the turbulent period of the Vietnam War and its ruthless pitting of ideologies, cultures, generations and races against each other, military historian and acclaimed fantasy writer Chris Evans takes a daring new approach to the traditional world of sword and sorcery by thrusting it into a maelstrom of racial animus, drug use, rebellion, and a growing war that seems at once unwinnable and with no end in sight. Right and wrong, country and honor, freedom and sacrifice are all put to the ultimate test in the heart of a dark, bloody, otherworldly jungle.
Pocket Books * 9781451679335
A PERFECT LIFE by Danielle Steel (Fiction)
The epitome of intelligence, high-powered energy and grace, Blaise McCarthy is an icon in the world of television news, asking the tough questions and taking on the emotionally charged issues of world affairs and politics with courage and insight. A single mother, she manages her well-ordered career meticulously, always prepared on the air or interviewing world-renowned figures and heads of state. To her audience, Blaise seems to have it all. But privately, and off the set, there is another untold story she has kept hidden for years.
Dell * 9780345530950
POWER PLAY: An FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter (Thriller)
Natalie Black, the U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James, returns to Washington with her job in jeopardy. She is being blamed for her fiancé’s death and has survived two attempts on her life, but only FBI Special Agent Davis Sullivan believes her. Meanwhile, someone is following Lacey Sherlock. She is shot at, and an Atlanta mental hospital warns her that Blessed Backman, a psychopath out for revenge against Sherlock, has escaped.
Jove * 9780515155433
THE REMEDY FOR LOVE by Bill Roorbach (Romantic Thriller)
Danielle doesn’t really have a home. She’s squatting in a cabin deep in the woods, with no electricity or heat --- nothing but the nearby river to sustain her. She’ll need food, water and firewood --- and that’s just to get her through the storm. Eric gets her set up and departs with relief, but his car has been towed with his phone inside. There’s no choice but to return to the cabin. Danielle is terrified, then merely hostile. Who is this guy with this big idea that it’s she who needs rescuing?
Algonquin Books * 9781616204785
SEVERED SOULS by Terry Goodkind (Science Fiction)
Bishop Hannis Arc and the ancient Emperor Sulachan lead a vast horde of Shun-Tuk and other depraved "half-people" into the Empire's heart, raising an army of the dead in order to threaten the world of the living. Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell must defend themselves and their followers from a series of terrifying threats, despite a magical sickness that depletes their strength and, if not cured, will take their lives.
Tor Fantasy * 9780765366214
SISTERS OF TREASON by Elizabeth Fremantle (Historical Fiction)
Early in Mary Tudor’s turbulent reign, Lady Catherine and Lady Mary Grey are reeling after the brutal execution of their elder 17-year-old sister, Lady Jane Grey, and the succession is by no means stable. In SISTERS OF TREASON, Elizabeth Fremantle brings these young women to life in a spellbinding Tudor tale of love and politics.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476703107
THE THREE EMPERORS: An Ethan Gage Adventure by William Dietrich (Historical Thriller/Adventure)
Ethan Gage is rushing to rescue "Egyptian priestess" Astiza and son Harry from imprisonment by a ruthless mystic who seeks revenge for disfigurement, and an evil dwarf alchemist who experiments with the occult on Prague's Golden Lane. Using death as his ruse, along with a pair of unlikely allies --- a Jewish Napoleonic soldier and his sutler father --- Ethan must decipher clues while Astiza uses her own research to concoct an explosive escape and find a lost tomb.
Harper * 9780062194121
US by David Nicholls (Fiction)
Douglas and Connie live more or less happily in the suburbs of London with their moody 17-year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells Douglas she thinks she wants a divorce. Hoping to encourage her son’s artistic interests, Connie had planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world’s greatest works of art as a family. Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in their marriage and might even help him to bond with Albie.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062365590
YOU CAN’T ESCAPE by Nancy Bush (Thriller)
When investigative reporter Jay “Dance” Danziger is nearly killed in a bomb blast, journalist Jordanna Winters senses a career-making story. Together they can find out who’s responsible. But as their investigation uncovers a string of unsolved murders, each body branded in the same way, Jordanna realizes that Dance isn’t the only one in danger. Deep in Jordanna’s troubled past is the key to a killer’s terrifying mission. And her turn is coming, as he prepares to make his mark once more.
Zebra * 9781420134643
BUM RAP by Paul Levine (Legal Thriller)
NFL linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter has had it with shifty clients, dirty prosecutors and a legal system out of whack. It’s enough to make a man want to leave Miami and never look back --- until he gets a call from Victoria Lord, the better half of hot local legal team Solomon & Lord. Her partner in life and law has been arrested for murder. What’s worse: the only person who can clear him has fled the city. Now it’s up to Jake and Victoria to track down the witness before she’s roped in by the feds…or eliminated by the Russian mob.
Thomas & Mercer * 9781477829868
On Sale the Week of July 6th in Hardcover
AMONG THE TEN THOUSAND THINGS by Julia Pierpont (Fiction)
Jack Shanley is a well-known New York artist who doesn’t mean to plunge his family into crisis. His wife, Deb, gladly left behind a difficult career as a dancer to raise the two children she adores. In the ensuing years, she has mostly avoided coming face-to-face with the weaknesses of the man she married. But then an anonymously sent package arrives in the mail: a cardboard box containing sheaves of printed emails chronicling Jack’s secret life. The package is addressed to Deb, but it’s delivered into the wrong hands: her children’s.
Random House * 9780812995220
AURORA by Kim Stanley Robinson (Science Fiction)
A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, AURORA tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.
Orbit * 9780316098106
BELL WEATHER by Dennis Mahoney (Historical Fantasy)
When Tom Orange rescues a mysterious young woman from a flooded river, he senses that their fates will deeply intertwine. At first, she claims to remember nothing, and rumor animates Root --- an isolated settlement deep in a strange wilderness. Benjamin Knox, the town doctor, attends to her recovery and learns her name is Molly. As the town inspects its young visitor, she encounters a world teeming with wonders and oddities. As dark forces encircle the town, the truth of Molly's past spills into the present.
Henry Holt * 9781627792677
THE BILLION DOLLAR SPY: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman (History)
While driving out of the American embassy in Moscow one evening in 1978, the chief of the CIA’s Moscow station heard a knock on his car window. A man on the curb handed him an envelope whose contents stunned U.S. intelligence: details of top-secret Soviet research and developments in military technology that were totally unknown to the United States. In the years that followed, the man, Adolf Tolkachev, an engineer in a Soviet military design bureau, used his high-level access to hand over tens of thousands of pages of technical secrets.
Doubleday * 9780385537605
BRADSTREET GATE by Robin Kirman (Fiction)
Georgia, Charlie and Alice each arrive at Harvard with hopeful visions of what the future will hold. But when a classmate is found murdered on campus just before graduation, they find themselves facing a cruel and unanticipated new reality. Moreover, a charismatic professor who has loomed large in their lives is suspected of the crime. Though his guilt or innocence remains uncertain, the unsettling questions raised by the case force the three friends to take a deeper look at their tangled relationship.
Crown * 9780804139311
BULL MOUNTAIN by Brian Panowich (Fiction)
Clayton Burroughs comes from a long line of outlaws. For generations, the Burroughs clan has made its home on Bull Mountain in North Georgia, running shine, pot and meth over six state lines. To distance himself from his family’s criminal empire, Clayton took the job of sheriff in a neighboring community to keep what peace he can. But when a federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms shows up at Clayton’s office with a plan to shut down the mountain, his hidden agenda will pit brother against brother, test loyalties, and could lead Clayton down a path to self-destruction.
Putnam * 9780399173967
CODE OF CONDUCT by Brad Thor (Thriller)
Hidden deep within one of the world’s most powerful organizations is a secret committee with a devastating agenda. Its members are afforded incredible protections --- considered elites, untouchables. But when four seconds of video is captured halfway around the world and anonymously transmitted to D.C., covert wheels are set in motion, and counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is tapped to undertake the deadliest assignment of his career.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476717159
THE DEVIL’S SHARE: A Crissa Stone Novel by Wallace Stroby (Hard-boiled Mystery)
It's been a year since professional thief Crissa Stone last pulled a job, and she's spent that time under the radar, very carefully not drawing attention to herself. When Crissa starts to get antsy and low on funds, she agrees to act as a thief-for-hire, partnering with a wealthy art collector to steal a truckload of plundered Iraqi artifacts before they're repatriated to their native country. But what's supposed to be a "give-up" robbery with few complications quickly turns deadly. Soon Crissa is on the run again, with both an ex-military hit squad and her own partners-in-crime in pursuit.
Minotaur Books * 9781250065759
DEXTER IS DEAD by Jeff Lindsay (Thriller)
Dexter is arrested on charges of murder. He has lost everything --- including his wife, his kids and the loyalty of his sister. Now completely alone, Dexter faces a murder charge (for a crime, ironically, he did not actually commit). His only chance for freedom lies with his brother, Brian, who has a dark plan to prove his innocence. But the stakes are deadly, and the epic showdown that lies in Dexter's path may lead to his demise once and for all.
Doubleday * 9780385536530
DOES THIS BEACH MAKE ME LOOK FAT?: True Stories and Confessions by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella (Humor/Essays)
From identity theft to the hazards of bicycling to college reunions and eating on the beach, Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, tackle the quirks, absurdities and wonders of everyday life with wit and warmth. As Lisa says, "More and more, especially in the summertime when I'm sitting on the beach, I'm learning not to sweat it. To go back to the child that I used to be. To see myself through the loving eyes of my parents. To eat on the beach. And not to worry about whether every little thing makes me look fat. In fact, not to worry at all."
St. Martin's Press * 9781250059949
DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN: A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery by Peter Lovesey (Mystery)
In a Sussex town on the south coast of England, a widely disliked art teacher at a posh private girls’ school disappears without explanation. Meanwhile, a Sussex detective has been suspended for failing to link DNA evidence of a relative to a seven-year-old murder case. When detective Peter Diamond realizes that the suspended officer is an old friend who is not known to make such mistakes, he begins to notice unsettling connections between the cold case and the missing art teacher. Could the two mysteries be connected?
Soho Crime * 9781616956264
FAST SHUFFLE by David Black (Mystery)
Harry Dickinson is a used car salesman who believes he is a private detective. So when he stumbles upon the case of a missing woman, he decides to investigate. However, the situation is far more complex and dangerous than he imagines. Harry witnesses a murder, but no one believes him. With Harry and his girlfriend on the run --- hunted by the police, the killer, and even Harry's friends and relatives --- their chances for survival look grim. But the man everyone believes is crazy may be the only one who can crack the case.
Forge Books * 9780765327703
THE FLYING CIRCUS by Susan Crandall (Historical Fiction)
Three very different people find themselves bound together by need and torn apart by blind obsessions and conflicting goals: Henry “Schuler” Jefferson, son of German immigrants from Midwestern farm country; Cora Rose Haviland, a young woman of privilege whose family has lost their fortune; and Charles “Gil” Gilchrist, an emotionally damaged WWI veteran pilot. Each one holds a secret that, if exposed, would destroy their friendship. But their journey of adventure and self-discovery has a price --- and one of them won’t be able to survive it.
Gallery Books * 9781476772141
THE FRAUD: A Carter Ross Mystery by Brad Parks (Mystery)
A rash of carjackings terrorizing Newark become newsworthy when one such theft ends in the murder of a wealthy banking executive. When a Nigerian immigrant is also killed during a recent carjacking, and it is discovered that the two victims knew each other, investigative reporter Carter Ross is plunged onto the trail of a deadly band of car thieves that includes a sociopathic ex-convict. When his unborn child is put in harm's way, it becomes more than just a story for Carter. He'll stop at nothing to rescue the baby, even if it costs him his own life.
Minotaur Books * 9781250064400
GREEN HELL: A Jack Taylor Novel by Ken Bruen (Mystery/Thriller)
Ex-cop Jack Taylor has hit rock bottom again. One of his best friends is dead, the other has stopped speaking to him; he has given up battling his addiction to alcohol and pills; and his firing from the Irish national police, the Guards, is ancient history. But Jack isn’t about to embark on a self-improvement plan. Instead, he has taken up a vigilante case against a respected professor of literature at the University of Galway who has a violent habit his friends in high places are only too happy to ignore.
Mysterious Press * 9780802123565
THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU by A. J. Rich (Psychological Suspense)
Morgan Prager, who is completing her thesis on victim psychology, is newly engaged to Bennett, a seductive but possessive and secretive man. She returns from class one day to find Bennett mauled to death and her dogs covered in blood. When Morgan tries to locate Bennett’s parents to tell them about their son’s hideous death, she discovers he was not the man he said he was. Suddenly Morgan’s research into Bennett takes on the urgency of survival: to stay alive, she must find out who is killing the women to whom Bennett was closest.
Scribner * 9781476774589
IDEAL by Ayn Rand (Fiction)
Originally conceived as a novel, but then transformed into a play by Ayn Rand, IDEAL is the story of beautiful but tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused of murder, she is on the run and turns for help to six fans who have written letters to her, each telling her that she represents their ideal. Each reacts to her plight in his own way, their reactions a glimpse into their secret selves and their true values. In the end, their responses to her pleas give Kay the answers she has been seeking.
NAL * 9780451475558
THE INSECT FARM by Stuart Prebble (Psychological Thriller)
The Maguire brothers each have their own driving, single-minded obsession. For Jonathan, it is his magnificent, talented and desirable wife, Harriet. For Roger, it is the elaborate universe he has constructed in a shed in their parents' garden, populated by millions of tiny insects. Following a series of strange and disturbing incidents, Jonathan begins to question every story he has ever been told about his brother --- and if he has so completely misjudged Roger's mind, what else might he have overlooked about his family and himself?
Mulholland Books * 9780316337366
THE JEWISH OLYMPICS: The History of the Maccabiah Games by Ron Kaplan (Sports/History)
Having grown from 390 athletes from 14 countries to 9,000 athletes from 78 countries, the Maccabiah Games (or the “Jewish Olympics,” as it has come to be known) continue to gain popularity. THE JEWISH OLYMPICS by Ron Kaplan details the history of the Maccabiah Games, including how they began, how they have impacted the Jewish community worldwide, and much more. In addition, it highlights the countless special achievements of the athletes over the course of the 19 games.
Skyhorse Publishing * 9781632204943
THE LAST PILOT by Benjamin Johncock (Historical Fiction)
While America becomes swept up in the fervor of the Space Race, Jim Harrison, a test pilot in the United States Air Force, passes up the chance to become an astronaut to welcome his daughter into the world. Together, he and his wife confront the thrills and challenges of raising a child head-on. But when his family is faced with a sudden and inexplicable tragedy, Harrison's instincts as a father and a pilot are put to the test. The aftermath will haunt the Harrisons and strain their marriage as Jim struggles under the weight of his decisions.
Picador * 9781250066640
LOOKING THROUGH DARKNESS by Aimée and David Thurlo (Romantic Suspense)
Josephine Buck runs a trading post just off the Navajo Reservation. Widow Leigh Ann Vance is Jo's right-hand woman, filling the emptiness in her own life. Shortly after her husband, Kurt, was killed, Leigh Ann discovered he had been having a string of affairs. Leigh Ann's trust issues affect her feelings for blind sculptor Melvin Littlewater. Kurt's business partners accuse Leigh Ann of helping Kurt embezzle, and the police wonder if Leigh Ann killed him. When she turns to Melvin for help, she finds him fighting his own demons, haunted by memories of a young girl he saw moments before the car crash that cost him his sight.
Forge Books * 9780765334046
A NECESSARY END by Holly Brown (Psychological Thriller)
Thirty-nine-year-old Adrienne is desperate to be a mother. And this time, nothing is going to get in her way. At 19, Leah bears a remarkable resemblance to the young woman Adrienne once was. Which is why Adrienne knows the baby Leah is carrying is meant to be hers. But Leah has ideas of her own. All she wants is to live in Adrienne’s house for a year after the baby is born and get a fresh start. It seems like a small price for Adrienne to pay to get their baby. And with Adrienne’s husband, Gabe, suddenly on board, what could possibly go wrong?
William Morrow * 9780062356376
NEMESIS: An FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter (Thriller)
When Special Agent Lacey Sherlock foils a terrorist attack at JFK airport, she thinks her job is done and turns the reins over to the New York FBI. But stopping the grenade-carrying crazy was only the beginning. Another plot unfolds nearly simultaneously with a bomb at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Meanwhile, Savich --- with the help of Agent Griffin Hammersmith --- has his hands full trying to track an elusive murderer who looks like a Hollywood Dracula. When Dracula’s attempts to kill Savich collide with Sherlock’s terrorist case, very strange things happen.
Putnam * 9780399171277
ONE WAY OR ANOTHER by Elizabeth Adler (Mystery/Thriller)
One moment Angie Morse is standing on the deck of a large luxury yacht, and the next she feels a stinging blow to her head. And then a push. She is in the water. She can see people on the yacht, but they don't seem to notice that she is gone. These are her friends and one is her love. Each one had a reason for getting rid of her, though she never would have thought it would come to this. Revenge burns so deeply inside her that she knows she will survive somehow. She will get them all. One way or another.
Minotaur Books * 9781250058188
A PARIS AFFAIR by Tatiana de Rosnay (Fiction/Short Stories)
In this passionate and perceptive collection, Tatiana de Rosnay paints a portrait of the most forbidden of loves, in many different shades --- sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous, sometimes heartfelt, always with a dry wit and an unflinching authenticity. A PARIS AFFAIR is an enjoyable "undressing" of intimate delights, where laughter mingles with compassion and the heartbeats of illicit desire.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250068804
PRETTY IS by Maggie Mitchell (Fiction)
The summer Lois and Carly May were 12 years old, they were kidnapped, driven across the country, and held in a cabin in the woods for two months by a charismatic stranger. Nearly 20 years later, Lois has become a professor, while Carly May is an actress, drinking too much and struggling to revive her career. When a movie with a shockingly familiar plot draws the two women together once more, they must face the public exposure of their secret history and confront the dark longings and unspeakable truths that haunt them still.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9781627791489
THE SMALL BACKS OF CHILDREN by Lidia Yuknavitch (Fiction)
In a war-torn village in Eastern Europe, an American photographer captures a young girl flying toward the lens, fleeing a fiery explosion that has engulfed her home and family. The image becomes the subject of obsession for one writer, the photographer’s best friend, who has suffered a devastating tragedy of her own. As the writer plunges into a suicidal depression, her filmmaker husband enlists several friends to save her by rescuing the unknown girl and bringing her to the US. Yet, as their plot unfolds, everything we know about the story comes into question.
Harper * 9780062383242
SPEAK by Louisa Hall (Fiction)
Each of the characters in SPEAK is attempting to communicate across gaps --- to estranged spouses, lost friends, future readers, or a computer program that may or may not understand them. Louisa Hall explores how the chasm between computer and human --- shrinking rapidly with today’s technological advances --- echoes the gaps that exist between ordinary people. Though each speaks from a distinct place and moment in time, all five characters share the need to express themselves while simultaneously wondering if they will ever be heard or understood.
Ecco * 9780062391193
SWERVE by Vicki Pettersson (Psychological Thriller)
It’s high summer in the Mojave Desert, and Kristine Rush and her fiancé, Daniel, are en route from Las Vegas to Lake Arrowhead, California, for the July Fourth holiday weekend. But when Daniel is abducted from a desolate rest stop, Kristine is forced to choose: return home unharmed, but never to see her fiancé again, or plunge forward into the searing desert to find him…where a killer lies in wait.
Gallery Books * 9781476798578
THOSE GIRLS by Chevy Stevens (Psychological Thriller)
Jess, Courtney and Dani Campbell live on a remote ranch in Western Canada where they work hard and try to stay out of the way of their father's temper. One night, a fight gets out of hand, and the sisters are forced to go on the run. As events spiral out of control, they find themselves in a horrifying situation and are left with no choice but to change their names and create new lives. Eighteen years later, they are still trying to forget what happened that summer. But when one of the sisters goes missing, followed closely by her niece, they are pulled back into the past.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250034588
VANISHING GAMES by Roger Hobbs (Thriller)
It’s just before dawn on the South China Sea when three experienced pirates open fire on a small smuggling yacht. Their target: a bag of uncut sapphires worth millions. But when one of them stumbles across an enormous treasure that wasn’t on the manifest, everything goes sideways. Within minutes two of them are dead, leaving the third, a coldblooded psychopath, to claim both the sapphires and the mysterious windfall for himself. If he disappears, not only will he be wealthy, he’ll have the power to change the course of history.
Knopf * 9780385352642
VENDETTA: Bobby Kennedy Versus Jimmy Hoffa by James Neff (History)
From 1957 to 1964, Robert Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa channeled nearly all of their considerable powers into destroying each other. Kennedy's battle with Hoffa burst into the public consciousness with the 1957 Senate Rackets Committee hearings and intensified when his brother named him attorney general in 1961. RFK put together a "Get Hoffa" squad within the Justice Department, devoted to destroying one man. But Hoffa, with nearly unlimited Teamster funds, was not about to roll over.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316738347
THE WILD GIRL by Kate Forsyth (Historical Romance)
Dortchen Wild, who lives in the small German kingdom of Hesse-Cassel in the early 19th century, finds herself irresistibly drawn to the boy next door. Forced to live under oppressive French rule, Wilhelm Grimm and his brothers preserve old half-forgotten tales. As Dortchen tells Wilhelm some of the most powerful and compelling stories in what one day will become his and Jacob's famous fairy tale collection, their love blossoms. But Dortchen's father will not give his consent for them to marry, and war, death and poverty also conspire to keep the lovers apart. Yet Dortchen is determined to find a way.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250047540
THE WOMAN WHO STOLE MY LIFE by Marian Keyes (Fiction)
After recovering from a serious illness, Stella Sweeny finds out that her neurologist, Dr. Mannix Taylor, has compiled and self-published a memoir about her illness. Her discovery comes when she spots a photo of the finished copy in an American tabloid --- and it’s in the hands of the vice president’s wife! As her relationship with Dr. Taylor gets more complicated, Stella struggles to figure out who she was before her illness, who she is now, and who she wants to be while relocating to New York City to pursue a career as a newly minted self-help memoirist.
Viking * 9780525429258
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ABROAD by Katie Crouch (Fiction)
Taz, a British student who has just arrived for her year abroad, thinks that she will spend her time in Italy sipping wine and taking in the rolling Umbrian hills. But she soon falls in with a cabal of posh, reckless girls --- the B4 --- who turn her quaint fantasies into an erotic and dangerous rush through the darkest realms of friendship and love.
Picador * 9781250069658
BREAKING CREED: A Ryder Creed Novel by Alex Kava (Thriller)
Ryder Creed and his dogs have intercepted several major drug stashes being smuggled through Atlanta’s airport. But their newfound celebrity has also garnered some unwanted attention. Meanwhile, FBI agent Maggie O’Dell is investigating a series of murders and suspects it’s the work of a cunning and brutal assassin. Unfortunately, by the time she uncovers a hit list with Creed’s name on it, it might be too late.
Berkley * 9780425277942
CALIFORNIA by Edan Lepucki (Post-Apocalyptic Fiction)
It’s the 2050s, and Cal and Frida, married refugees from a California devastated by earthquakes, live in a shack in the northwest US. When their neighbors are poisoned and the couple learns that Frida is pregnant, Cal and Frida venture toward a nearby settlement run by “Spike People,” a collective that has secured its borders with tall metal spikes, in the hope that the group will protect them from pirates that ravage the countryside.
Back Bay Books * 9780316250832
DICK FRANCIS’S DAMAGE by Felix Francis (Thriller)
When undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place --- the administration of illegal drugs to his horses? In order to limit the damage to the sport, it’s critical that Jeff find the perpetrator. But he’ll soon learn he’s up against someone who will stop at nothing to prevail.
Berkley * 9780425276242
DOUBLE AGENT: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring by Peter Duffy (History)
Before the United States joined World War II, the FBI uncovered a ring of Nazi spies in New York City, and President Franklin Roosevelt declared J. Edgar Hoover as America’s spymaster. As war began, a naturalized German-American was recruited by Nazis to convey messages to Germany. This man, William G. Sebold, approached the FBI and became the first double agent in the Bureau’s history, and the investigation led to the arrest of 33 enemy agents.
Scribner * 9781451667967
EDEN IN WINTER by Richard North Patterson (Psychological Thriller)
As the court inquest into Benjamin Blaine's death casts suspicions on those closest to him, his son Adam struggles to protect them from those who still suspect that his father was murdered by one of his kin. But the sternest test of all is Adam's proximity to Carla Pacelli, his late father's mistress and a woman who, despite being pivotal to his family's plight, Adam finds himself increasingly drawn to.
Quercus * 9781623654535
FAST TRACK by Julie Garwood (Romantic Suspense)
Cordelia Kane can’t suppress her curiosity about the woman who gave birth to her. Hotel magnate Aiden Madison, Cordelia’s best friend’s older brother, is oblivious to the fact that she’s had a crush on him for years. When he gets railroaded into taking her along to Sydney on his company jet, he’s unwittingly drawn into a volatile family drama. After multiple attempts are made on Cordelia’s life, Aiden realizes he must put a stop to the madness before he loses the thing he values most.
Signet * 9780451469472
THE FORSAKEN: A Quinn Colson Novel by Ace Atkins (Thriller)
Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi. In less than two days, he was accused of rape and murder and lynched. When evidence surfaces of his innocence, county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out to charge those responsible for the lynching. But as he uncovers old lies and secrets, he runs into fierce opposition from people willing to play dirty. He finds himself accused of terrible crimes, and it is anyone’s guess who will prevail --- or even come out of it alive.
Berkley * 9780425274828
FORTY ACRES by Dwayne Alexander Smith (Thriller)
Martin Grey is a smart, talented black lawyer working in Queens. When he becomes friendly with a group of the most powerful and wealthy black men in America, they seem to think he has the potential to be as successful as they are. But when they invite him for a weekend away from wives, cell phones and business, he discovers a secret society where slavery is preserved, but black men are called “Master.” Martin must find a way out that will allow him to stay alive without becoming the very thing he hates.
Atria Books * 9781476730547
FRIENDSHIP by Emily Gould (Fiction)
Bev Tunney and Amy Schein have been best friends for years; now, at 30, they’re at a crossroads. Bev is stuck in circumstances that would have barely passed for bohemian in her mid-20s: temping, living with roommates, drowning in student-loan debt. Amy is still riding the tailwinds of her early success, but her habit of burning bridges is finally catching up to her. And now Bev is pregnant. As Bev and Amy are dragged into real adulthood, they have to face the possibility that growing up might mean growing apart.
Picador * 9781250070487
GLORIOUS MISADVENTURES: Nikolai Rezanov and the Dream of a Russian America by Owen Matthews (History)
The Russian Empire once extended deep into America: in 1818, Russia’s furthest outposts were in California and Hawaii. The dreamer behind this great Imperial vision was Nikolai Rezanov, whose quest to plant Russian colonies from Siberia to California led him to San Francisco, where he was captivated by Conchita, the 15-year-old daughter of the Spanish Governor. Owen Matthews conjures a brilliantly original portrait of one of Russia’s most eccentric Empire-builders.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781408833995
GOLDEN SON: Book II of The Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown (Science Fiction/Dystopian Thriller)
Darrow, a leader among the elite and a favorite of the masses, is nothing but a fake. Born into the lowest class of society, physically altered to infiltrate the upper echelon and bring about the fall of society, he’s now having doubts about his mission. It’s the memory of his dead wife that keeps him going, the same memory that might also bring about society’s downfall --- if he can stay alive long enough to see it.
Del Rey * 9780345539830
THE ICE CREAM QUEEN OF ORCHARD STREET by Susan Jane Gilman (Historical Fiction)
In 1913, little Malka Treynovsky flees Russia with her family. Bedazzled by tales of gold and movie stardom, she tricks them into buying tickets for America. Yet no sooner do they land on the squalid Lower East Side of Manhattan, than Malka is crippled and abandoned in the street. Taken in by a tough-loving Italian ices peddler, she manages to survive through cunning and inventiveness. As she learns the secrets of his trade, she begins to shape her own destiny.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446696944
LADY MAYBE by Julie Klassen (Historical Romance)
One final cry (“God almighty, help us!”) and suddenly her world shifted violently, until a blinding collision scattered her mind and shook her bones. As all sensation drifted away, a hand reached for hers before all faded into darkness. Now she has awakened as though from some strange, suffocating dream in a warm and welcoming room. She recalls fragments of the accident. She remembers a baby. And a ring on her finger reminds her of a lie. But most of all, there is a secret. And in this house of strangers, she can trust no one but herself to keep it.
Berkley * 9780425282076
LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell (Fiction)
Two days before they’re supposed to visit his family in Omaha for Christmas, TV writer Georgie McCool tells her husband, Neal, that she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows Neal will be upset, but she doesn’t expect him to pack up the kids and go without her. That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. Is this an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts…or should it never have happened?
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250049544
LANDSLIDE: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America by Jonathan Darman (History/Politics)
From Lyndon Johnson’s election in 1964, the greatest popular-vote landslide in American history, to the pivotal 1966 midterms, when Ronald Reagan burst forth onto the national stage, LANDSLIDE brings alive a country transformed --- by riots, protests, the rise of television, the shattering of consensus --- and the two towering personalities whose choices in those moments would reverberate through the country for decades to come.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812978797
LUCKY US by Amy Bloom (Historical Fiction)
When Eva's mother abandons her on her half-sister Iris' front porch, the girls don't seem to have much in common. Thrown together with no mothers to care for them and a father who could not be considered a parent, Eva and Iris become family. Iris wants to be a movie star, while Eva is her sidekick. The sisters look out for each other through good and bad, until unexpected events send Iris to London, leaving Eva with a responsibility she never could have imagined.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812978940
MAMBO IN CHINATOWN by Jean Kwok (Fiction)
Twenty-two-year-old Charlie Wong grew up in New York’s Chinatown, the older daughter of a Beijing ballerina and a noodle maker. Now grown, she lives in the same tiny apartment with her widower father and 11-year-old sister. But when she lands a job as a receptionist at a ballroom dance studio, Charlie gains access to a world she hardly knew existed, and everything she once took to be certain turns upside down.
Riverhead Books * 9781594633805
MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Fiction)
Hannah Martin has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles. She goes out to a bar one night with her best friend, Gabby, and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan. Just after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. A moment later, Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. What happens if she leaves with Gabby? What happens if she leaves with Ethan? In concurrent storylines, Hannah lives out the effects of each decision.
Washington Square Press * 9781476776880
THE OTHER STORY by Tatiana de Rosnay (Fiction)
The hurricane that is the famous author Nicolas Kolt is down to its last battering winds. While he’s hiding on a Tuscan island from publishers, family, friends, and life in general, a whole host of indiscretions and minor misunderstandings come to light. Once more, Nicolas is forced to deal with his past --- a past full of family secrets that he cannot comprehend.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250045140
PRINCE LESTAT: The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice (Paranormal Mystery/Thriller)
The vampire world is in crisis. Vampires have been proliferating out of control, and old vampires are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto and San Francisco. The worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles come together to ultimately rise up and seek out who or what the Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why.
Anchor * 9780345803658
SEASON OF THE DRAGONFLIES by Sarah Creech (Fiction)
For generations, the Lenore women have manufactured a perfume unlike any other, and guarded the unique and mysterious ingredients. Their perfumery, hidden in the quiet rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, creates one special elixir that secretly sells for millions of dollars to the world’s most powerful. However, Willow, the coolly elegant Lenore family matriarch, is experiencing strange spells of forgetfulness. Her daughter, Mya, is plotting a coup. A client is threatening blackmail. And most ominously, the unique flowers used in their perfume are dying.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062307538
THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS by Deb Caletti
When Callie McBride finds a woman’s phone number written on a scrap of paper her husband has thrown away, she thinks that her marriage is over. Callie flees to Nevada and her Aunt Nash’s Tamarosa Ranch, where she is shocked to see that the place of so many happy childhood memories is in disrepair. Once Callie pulls back the curtain on Tamarosa’s heyday --- the 1940s and ’50s, when high-society and Hollywood women ventured to the ranch for quickie divorces and found a unique sisterhood --- she uncovers a secret promise Nash made to her true love.
Bantam * 9780345548108
SHIRLEY by Susan Scarf Merrell (Psychological Thriller)
When a young graduate student and his pregnant wife --- Fred and Rose Nemser --- move into the home of author Shirley Jackson and her husband, literary critic and professor Stanley Edgar Hyman, they are quickly cast under the magnetic spell of their brilliant and proudly unconventional hosts. Rose, however, senses something amiss --- something to do with nightly unanswered phone calls and inscrutable accounts of a long-missing female student.
Plume * 9780147516190
VAMPIRES OF MANHATTAN: The New Blue Bloods Coven by Melissa de la Cruz (Fantasy/Horror)
Melissa de la Cruz’s Blue Bloods immortals have matured and are now exposed to new challenges, new loves, new threats, and a haute, hot hipster lifestyle. It is 10 years after the great War with Lucifer, and the Coven has rebuilt. Leader of the Fallen, Oliver Hazard-Perry, plans to celebrate this prosperity by throwing a 400 Year Ball --- and all Blue Blood society will be there.
Hachette Books * 9780316257183
THE VISITORS by Sally Beauman (Historical Fiction)
In 1922, when 11-year-old Lucy is sent to Egypt to recuperate from typhoid, she meets Frances, the daughter of an American archaeologist. The friendship draws the impressionable young girl into the thrilling world of Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, who are searching for the tomb of boy pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings. Lucy discovers the lengths to which people will go to fulfill their deepest desires --- and the lies that become the foundation of their lives.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062302700
WATCH ME: A Memoir by Anjelica Huston (Memoir)
In A STORY LATELY TOLD, Anjelica Huston described her enchanted childhood in Ireland and her glamorous but troubled late teens in London. That memoir of her early years ended when she stepped into Hollywood. In WATCH ME, Huston tells the story of falling in love with Jack Nicholson and her adventurous, turbulent, high-profile, spirited 17-year relationship with him and his intoxicating circle of friends.
Scribner * 9781476760360
WEAVERS by Aric Davis (Mystery)
Nine-year-old Cynthia Robinson’s life was perfectly normal until the day she knew, without being told, of her parents’ impending divorce. Things got stranger from there, and now not only does she have premonitions, she can also read and influence the minds of those around her. Cynthia is not the only one with the ability to “weave” --- all over the country, people with similar abilities struggle to balance their lives with their powers. Some with this gift are weavers with dark motives and grisly appetites who want to use people like Cynthia for their own purposes.
Thomas & Mercer * 9781477849347
YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN: No Matter What, It's Never Too Late by Joyce Meyer (Christian Life/Spiritual Growth)
Throughout the Bible, God delights in turning tragic endings into new beginnings. Every biblical fresh start reveals the amazing, awe-inspiring hope we have for our own new beginnings in God's plan for our lives. In YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN, Joyce Meyer explores the beauty and infinite supply of God's love and grace. Through inspiring stories, Scriptural principles, and her classic practical, life-application approach, Joyce powerfully demonstrates that God isn't done with you yet.
FaithWords * 9781455517404
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