April 5, 2011
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of April 4th and April 11th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
On Sale the Week of April 4th in Hardcover
THE HOUSE THAT RUTH BUILT: A New Stadium, the First Yankees Championship, and the Redemption of 1923, by Robert Weintraub
This is the untold tale of the Yankees' break-out season in 1923, filled with stories of New York and baseball in arguably their greatest eras. Robert Weintraub's fresh reporting vividly illuminates the singular year that made the Yankees the storied franchise they are today.
April 4, 2011 * Little, Brown and Company * 9780316086073
44 CHARLES STREET by Danielle Steel
A magical transformation takes place in Danielle Steel’s luminous new novel: Strangers become roommates, roommates become friends, and friends become a family in a turn-of-the-century house in Manhattan’s West Village.
April 5, 2011 * Delacorte Press * 9780385343145
ALL THAT IS BITTER AND SWEET: A Memoir, by Ashley Judd with Maryanne Vollers
Actor and activist Ashley Judd has written a highly personal and powerful memoir about change, hope and human transformation.
April 5, 2011 * Ballantine Books * 9780345523617
BOSSYPANTS by Tina Fey
The comedy superstar recounts her rise through the improv circuit to becoming the first female lead writer of “Saturday Night Live” and creator/executive producer of the Emmy-winning sitcom “30 Rock.”
April 5, 2011 * Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316056861
A COVERT AFFAIR: The Adventures of Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS, by Jennet Conant
Here is a stunning account of Julia Child’s early life as a member of the OSS in the Far East during World War II, and the tumultuous years when she and Paul Child were caught up in the McCarthy witch hunt and behaved with bravery and honor.
April 5, 2011 * Simon & Schuster * 9781439163528
CRUNCH TIME by Diane Mott Davidson
Goldy Schulz returns to cook up big trouble when she tries to help her longtime friend and fellow chef, Yolanda Garcia.
April 5, 2011 * William Morrow * 9780061348150
ELIZABETH I by Margaret George
Margaret George captures history's most enthralling queen as she confronts rivals to her throne and her heart.
April 5, 2011 * Viking Adult * 9780670022533
THE FIFTH WITNESS by Michael Connelly
Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.
April 5, 2011 * Little, Brown and Company * 9780316069359
HEADS YOU LOSE by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward
Lisa Lutz conspires with --- or should we say against? --- co-author David Hayward to write an original and hilarious tag-team crime novel.
April 5, 2011 * Putnam Adult * 9780399157400
I’LL WALK ALONE by Mary Higgins Clark
Thirty-year-old Alexandra Moreland is about to be indicted for identity theft and is considered a “person of interest” in the murder of a woman she barely knew. What she cannot surmise is that she has become the target of a vicious plot to destroy both her sanity and her life.
April 5, 2011 * Simon & Schuster * 9781439180969
THE LOVE OF MY YOUTH by Mary Gordon
Teenage sweethearts reunite as adults and find that their relationship is far from over despite the years that have passed.
April 5, 2011 * Pantheon * 9780307377425
MILES TO GO by Richard Paul Evans
Alan Christoffersen lost everything he loves. Searching for hope, he embarks on a walk across America, from Seattle to Key West. MILES TO GO continues his journey from Spokane, Washington, where we left him in THE WALK, as he encounters new people and learns new lessons about love, life and loss.
April 5, 2011 * Simon & Schuster * 9781439191378
MISS JULIA ROCKS THE CRADLE by Ann B. Ross
In this latest installment of the bestselling series, Miss Julia vows to mind her own business. But can she succeed?
April 5, 2011 * Viking Adult * 9780670022557
MOBBED: A Regan Reilly Mystery, by Carol Higgins Clark
Private Investigator Regan Reilly and her husband Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, find themselves involved in a case that takes them from the beautifully preserved Victorian resort town of Cape May at the southern tip of the Garden State, to the casinos, shops, and boardwalks of Atlantic City, to the music halls and restaurants of Asbury Park.
April 5, 2011 * Scribner/span> * 9781439170281
NOWHERE NEAR NORMAL: A Memoir of OCD, by Traci Foust
In this compassionate, witty, and sometimes dark-humored memoir, author Traci Foust chronicles her life growing up with obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, and clinical depression.
April 5, 2011 * Gallery Books * 9781439192504
ONCE UPON A TIME, THERE WAS YOU by Elizabeth Berg
From the beloved bestselling author of THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU and HOME SAFE comes a wonderful novel about a couple who meet again after divorce.
April 5, 2011 * Random House * 9781400068654
RED ON RED by Edward Conlon
Edward Conlon's first novel is about two NYPD detectives with radically different approaches to life and work, yet their partnership ultimately alters their view of each other and the world as they know it.
April 5, 2011 * Spiegel & Grau * 9780385519175
THE SANDALWOOD TREED by Elle Newmark
THE SANDALWOOD TREE is a tale of love and betrayal during the height of political unrest in India. In 1947 an American historian wins a Fulbright Fellowship to study there. He travels to a British hill station with his wife and son, determined to start a new chapter in their lives.
April 5, 2011 * Atria * 9781416590590
SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY: A Woman's Journey Through Poems, by Caroline Kennedy
SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY is Caroline Kennedy’s selection of poetry that tells the story of a woman’s life: including first love and lasting love; marriage, motherhood, and work; times of silence and solitude, and times of awe.
April 5, 2011 * Voice/Hyperion * 9781401341459
THE SILVER BOAT by Luanne Rice
This is a heart-warming yet heart-wrenching portrait of three far-flung sisters who come home to Martha's Vineyard one last time.
April 5, 2011 * Pamela Dorman Books/Viking * 9780670022502
SWIM BACK TO ME: Stories, by Ann Packer
From the bestselling author of SONGS WITHOUT WORDS and THE DIVE FROM CLAUSEN'S PIER comes a collection of burnished, impossible-to-put down narratives framed by two stunning, linked novellas.
April 5, 2011 * Knopf/span> * 9781400044047
THIS BOY’S FAITH: A Memoir, by Hamilton Cain
THIS BOY'S FAITH is a memoir about growing up Southern and religious, and confronting a childhood pervaded by religion, violence and a mother who minces words better than a food processor.
April 5, 2011 * Crown * 9780307463944
TREASON AT LISSON GROVE: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel, by Anne Perry
The first Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mystery in three years, since the bestselling BUCKINGHAM PALACE GARDENS, sees the two embarking on solving a mystery of great nuance and betrayal that penetrates even the walls of their own government's inner circle.
April 5, 2011 * Ballantine Books * 9780345510587
THE UNCOUPLING by Meg Wolitzer
When the elliptical new drama teacher at Stellar Plains High School chooses for the school play Lysistrata --- the comedy by Aristophanes in which women stop having sex with men in order to end a war --- a strange spell seems to be cast over the school. Or, at least, over the women.
April 5, 2011 * Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594487880
KNUCKLER: My Life with Baseball's Most Confounding Pitch, by Tim Wakefield with Tony Massarotti
KNUCKLER is the story of how a struggling position player bet his future on a fickle pitch that would define his career.
April 6, 2011 * Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547517698
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APE HOUSE by Sara Gruen
Scientist Isabel Duncan must save the bonobos she has worked with for years from being exploited on a reality show after a bombing at the Great Ape Language Lab.
April 5, 2011 * Spiegel & Grau * 9780385523226
AS HUSBANDS GO by Susan Isaacs
AS HUSBANDS GO is an unconventional detective story about a woman who must solve her husband's murder, and prove that his loyalty to her was alive and well.
April 5, 2011 * Scribner * 9781416573081
THE COLOR OF NIGHT by Madison Smartt Bell
Mae, a former member of the infamous Manson family, finds her past coming back to haunt her after seeing a long-lost lover in the TV coverage of the 9/11 attacks.
April 5, 2011 * Vintage * 9780307741882
CRAWLSPACE: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery, by Sarah Graves
Carolyn Rathbone, a famous writer of true crime stories, arrives in Eastport, Maine, chasing down an intriguing lead to a supposedly dead murderer. But Carolyn soon finds herself in a deadly quandary, and she's not alone: Jake Tiptree is desperately seeking her own missing person.
April 5, 2011 * Bantam * 9780553591132
HEART OF DECEPTION by M.L. Malcolm
This sequel to HEART OF LIES spans the years from World War II to the 1960s, as spy Leo Hoffman takes on dangerous missions in hopes of eventually seeing his beloved daughter again.
April 5, 2011 * Harper * 9780061962196
THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett
Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless.
April 5, 2011 * Berkley Trade * 9780425232200
THE HUNCHBACK OF NEIMAN MARCUS: A Novel About Marriage, Motherhood, and Mayhem, by Sonya Sones
A writer desperately struggles with the demands of being a wife, mother and professional while under a strict deadline from her publisher.
April 5, 2011 * Harper Paperbacks * 9780062024671
IMPERFECT BIRDS by Anne Lamott
Seventeen-year-old Rosie Ferguson is smart, athletic and beautiful. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the well-adjusted teenage life that Rosie claims to be leading is a sham.
April 5, 2011 * Riverhead Trade * 9781594485046
INFAMOUS by Ace Atkins
In July 1933, the gangster known as George “Machine Gun” Kelly staged the kidnapping-for-ransom of an Oklahoma oilman. He would live to regret it.
April 5, 2011 * Berkley Trade * 9780425239018
MAKING ROUNDS WITH OSCAR: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat, by David Dosa
This is the story of a doctor who, at first, doesn't always listen; of the patients he serves; of their caregivers; and, most importantly, of a cat who teaches by example, embracing moments of life that so many of us shy away from.
April 5, 2011 * Hyperion * 9781401310431
NOWHERE TO RUN: A Joe Pickett Novel, by C. J. Box
It's Joe Pickett's last week as temporary game warden in the mountain town of Baggs, Wyoming, but his conscience won't let him leave without checking out strange reports coming from the wilderness. What awaits him is like something out of an old campfire tale, except this story is all too real --- and all too deadly.
April 5, 2011 * Berkley * 9780425240557
A QUESTION OF BELIEF by Donna Leon
In Donna Leon’s latest installment of her bestselling series, Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti must contend with ingenious corruption, bureaucratic intransigence, and the stifling heat of a Venetian summer.
April 5, 2011 * Penguin * 9780143118954
THE QUILTER’S LEGACY: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel, by Jennifer Chiaverini
When precious heirloom quilts hand-stitched by her mother turn up missing from the attic of Elm Creek Manor, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson resolves to find them. Her quest leads her to unexpected places, where offers of assistance are not always what they seem.
April 5, 2011 * Simon & Schuster * 9781451606102
RUSSIAN WINTER by Daphne Kalotay
A mysterious jewel holds the key to a life-changing secret, in Daphne Kalotay’s tale of love and art, betrayal and redemption.
April 5, 2011 * Harper Perennial * 9780061962172
SHATTERED by Karen Robards
While investigating the cold-case disappearance of a baby girl 28 years earlier, attorney Lisa Grant begins to believe that she herself was the missing toddler. That makes Lisa's life a lie, and whoever erased the truth isn't through with her.
April 5, 2011 * Signet * 9780451233547
SOMETHING IS OUT THERE: Stories by Richard Bausch
In these 11 stories, Richard Bausch plumbs the depths of familial and marital estrangement, the gulfs between friends and lovers, the fragility and impermanence of love --- and manages to find something quite surprising: human hope.
April 5, 2011 * Vintage * 9780307279149
MEN AND DOGS by Katie Crouch
When Hannah, drunk and spurned, falls from a three-story balcony in an attempt to visit her recently departed husband, she impales a nail in her skull. She must return home to Charleston --- the place that has haunted her since childhood when her father vanished.
font face="verdana,helvetica,sans-serif" size="2">April 7, 2011 * Back Bay Books * 9780316002141
On Sale the Week of April 11th in Hardcover
THE BIG SCRUM: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football, by John J. Miller
Here is the never-before-told story of how Theodore Roosevelt helped to save the game that would become America's most popular sport.
April 12, 2011 * Harper * 9780061744501
THE BIRD SISTERS by Rebecca Rasmussen
Rebecca Rasmussen tells the story of two adult sisters who have spent their lives nursing people and birds back to health.
April 12, 2011 * Crown * 9780307717962
CHASING FIRE by Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts delves into the world of elite firefighters who thrive on danger and adrenaline --- men and women who wouldn’t know how to live life if it wasn’t on the edge.
April 12, 2011 * Putnam Adult * 9780399157448
DEADLY THREADS: A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery, by Jane K. Cleland
Fashions fade, but death is eternal in Agatha finalist Jane K. Cleland’s irresistible new blend of vintage and vengeance.
April 12, 2011 * Minotaur Books * 9780312586560
HYBRIDS by Whitley Strieber
This unique thriller explores what might happen if hybrid aliens invaded the earth in the form of humans.
April 12, 2011 * Tor Books * 9780765323767
MINDING BEN by Victoria Brown
MINDING BEN invites readers into the private world of one of the anonymous West Indian babysitters who have peopled the lives of so many young urban families for decades.
April 12, 2011 * Voice/Hyperion * 9781401341510
PARENTS BEHAVING BADLY by Scott Gummer
Scott Gummer’s first novel provides a smart, funny, and long overdue look at the over-the-top behavior of parents involved in youth sports.
April 12, 2011 * Touchstone * 9781451609172
SAVE ME by Lisa Scottoline
Lisa Scottoline has penned an emotionally powerful novel about a split-second choice, agonizing consequences and the need for justice.
April 12, 2011 * St. Martin's Press * 9780312380786
SIGNS OF LIFE: A Memoir, by Natalie Taylor
A raw and utterly absorbing story, SIGNS OF LIFE is a powerful coming-of-age tale about grieving and growing up.
April 12, 2011 * Broadway * 9780307717498
THE WAY THINGS LOOK TO ME by Roopa Farooki
Roopa Farooki deftly explores the relationships and rivalries among siblings in a beautifully written novel, longlisted for the Orange Prize.
April 12, 2011 * St. Martin's Press * 9780312577896
THE FORGOTTEN FOUNDING FATHER: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture, by Joshua Kendallspan>
Noah Webster's name is now synonymous with the dictionary he created, but his story is not nearly so ubiquitous.
April 14, 2011 * Putnam Adult * 9780399156991
THE LONG GOODBYE by Meghan O'Rourke
What does it mean to mourn today, in a culture that has largely set aside rituals that acknowledge grief? After her mother died of cancer at the age of 55, Meghan O’Rourke found that nothing had prepared her for the intensity of her sorrow.
April 14, 2011 * Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594487989
TWO KISSES FOR MADDY: A Memoir of Loss & Love, by Matthew Logelin
A heartwarming and heartbreaking story punctuated by beautifully recollected --- and often humorous --- memories and anecdotes, TWO KISSES FOR MADDY has something to offer any reader who has experienced grief, and has sought the courage to live again.
April 14, 2011 * Grand Central Publishing * 9780446564304
THE WILDER LIFE: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie, by Wendy McClure
For anyone who has ever wanted to step into the world of a favorite book, here is a pioneer pilgrimage, a tribute to Laura Ingalls Wilder, and a hilarious account of butter-churning obsession.
April 14, 2011 * Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594487804
THE PALE KING by David Foster Wallace
The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling.
April 15, 2011 * Little, Brown and Company * 9780316074230
On Sale the Week of April 11th in Paperback
ANTHILL by E. O. Wilson
Winner of the 2010 Heartland Prize, ANTHILL follows the thrilling adventures of a modern-day Huck Finn, enthralled with the "strange, beautiful, and elegant" world of his native Nokobee County.
April 11, 2011 * W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393339703
SWEET MISFORTUNE by Kevin Alan Milne
Cynical chocolate shop owner Sophie Jones finds success in selling Misfortune Cookies and contends with an ex-fiancé who wants her back.
April 11, 2011 * Center Street * 9781599952963
THE 9th JUDGMENT by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The Women’s Murder Club series continues as Detective Lindsay Boxer must solve the murder of a mother and child, as well as the killing of a movie star’s wife.
April 12, 2011 * Grand Central Publishing * 9780446565509
THE SEARCH by Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts presents a riveting novel of a canine search and rescue volunteer who fights danger and finds love in the Pacific Northwest wilderness.
April 12, 2011 * Jove * 9780515149487
TRUE COMPASS: A Memoir, by Edward M. Kennedy
Edward M. Kennedy, one of the longest serving senators in U.S. history, tells his story of politics, personal turmoil, and life in one of America’s most prominent families.
April 13, 2011 * Twelve * 9780446539265
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