June 7, 2011
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of June 6th and June 13th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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On Sale the Week of June 6th in Hardcover
BLOODMONEY: A Novel of Espionage, by David Ignatius
In a tragedy of revenge, the CIA falls victim to its own daring operation in the Middle East.
W. W. Norton * 9780393078114
THE KINGDOM: A Fargo Adventure, by Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood
Sam and Remi Fargo are used to hunting for treasure, but they find themselves hunting for people when an investigator friend of theirs goes missing.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157424
BEST STAGED PLANS by Claire Cook
Sandy Sullivan is a professional home stager in the Boston suburbs, so getting rid of her own house, remaking it for the market, and downsizing should be a breeze. But nothing is ever as easy as it seems.
Voice/Hyperion * 9781401341176
CAMOUFLAGE: A Nameless Detective Mystery, by Bill Pronzini
Nameless may not like David Virden, but the case is simple enough: Find his ex-wife, deliver some papers to her, and it's all done. But she refuses the papers, sends a message to Virden to never contact her again, and slams the door.
Forge * 9780765325648
EAST ON SUNSET by Ken Mercer
In this follow-up to the critically acclaimed SLOW FIRE, hero cop Will MacGowen returns to battle the evils of his past when a killer is released from jail at the worst possible moment.
Minotaur Books * 9780312558376
EXILES by Cary Groner
Opening the door to a Nepal few Westerners have encountered, EXILES tells the haunting story of an American doctor and his teenage daughter caught in the midst of a civil war.
Spiegel & Grau * 9781400069781
I WORE THE OCEAN IN THE SHAPE OF A GIRL: A Memoir, by Kelle Groom
Kelle Groom shares her life story of addiction, tragic loss, grief and redemption.
Free Press * 9781451616682
MISERY BAY: An Alex McKnight Novel, by Steve Hamilton
Edgar Award winner Steve Hamilton returns to the series that made him a legend --- with Alex McKnight hunting a bloodthirsty killer across frostbitten Michigan.
Minotaur Books * 9780312380434
MURDER ONE by Robert Dugoni
Attorney David Sloane must defend the woman he loves against a charge of murder when she is accused of killing a Russian drug dealer she holds responsible for her daughter's death.
Touchstone * 9781451606690
MY YEAR WITH ELEANOR: A Memoir, by Noelle Hancock
Fans of THE HAPPINESS PROJECT and THE YEAR OF LIVING BIBLICALLY meet the irresistibly funny, charming and winning Noelle Hancock, who turns to Eleanor Roosevelt to reinvent herself in the year leading up to her 30th birthday.
Ecco * 9780061875038
NO ONE IN THE WORLD by E. Lynn Harris and RM Johnsonstrong>
Two bestselling authors join forces to tell the story of twin brothers --- one straight, one gay --- who in adulthood struggle to uncover many questions about themselves and one another, while becoming entangled in a plot thick with deceit and suspense.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439178096
NOW YOU SEE ME by S.J. Bolton
An enigmatic London police officer finds herself at the heart of a serial-killer investigation with uncanny ties to Jack the Ripper.
Minotaur Books * 9780312600525
OUTRAGE by Robert K. Tanenbaum
District Attorney Butch Karp battles a failure of the system, a police detective desperate to solve a case for his own ends, and a homicidal maniac who will stop at nothing to protect the truth.
Gallery Books * 9781439149256
ROBOPOCALYPSE by Daniel H. Wilson
In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication.
Doubleday * 9780385533850
SISTER by Rosamund Lupton
As one woman risks everything to uncover the truth about her sister's last moments, this debut novel with a knockout twist shows that nothing is as durable --- and as exceptional --- as the bond between sisters.
Crown * 9780307716514
STATE OF WONDER by Ann Patchett
Award-winning, bestselling author Ann Patchett returns with her most provocative and assured novel yet --- a tale of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazonian jungle.
Harper * 9780062049803
THE SUMMER OF THE BEAR by Bella Pollen
From the bestselling author of HUNTING UNICORNS and MIDNIGHT CACTUS comes a riveting family drama in which a young boy believes an escaped bear may hold the key to his father's sudden death.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802119742
SUMMER RENTAL by Mary Kay Andrews
Five people questioning everything they ever thought they knew about life. Five people on a journey that will uncover their secrets and point them on the path to forgiveness. Five people who each need a sea change, and one month in a summer rental that might just give it to them.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312642693
TEN THOUSAND SAINTS by Eleanor Henderson
A remarkable new writer makes her debut with a sweeping, multigenerational drama, set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late '80s.
Ecco * 9780062021021
TOLSTOY AND THE PURPLE CHAIR: My Year of Magical Reading, by Nina Sankovitch
Catalyzed by the loss of her sister, a mother of four spends a year savoring great books from Thomas Pynchon to Nora Ephron, ultimately changing her outlook on life.
Harper * 9780061999840
THE UPRIGHT PIANO PLAYER by David Abbott
Henry Cage finds his idyllic life unraveling as his ex-wife's illness turns grave, his relationship with his son is strained, and he becomes the victim of a random act of violence.
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday * 9780385534420
THE RIDGE by Michael Koryta
In an isolated stretch of eastern Kentucky, on a hilltop known as Blade Ridge, stands a lighthouse that illuminates nothing but the surrounding woods. For years the lighthouse has been considered no more than an eccentric local landmark --- until its builder is found dead at the top of the light, and his belongings reveal a troubling local history.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316053662
JOY FOR BEGINNERS by Erica Bauermeister
As six women celebrate their friend's recovery from cancer, they all agree to reflect her new lease on life by trying things they swore they never would.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157127
THE RANGER: A Quinn Colson Novel, by Ace Atkins
Army Ranger Quinn Colson investigates the suspicious death of his uncle, and in the process learns more than he bargained for about his family, his friends, his hometown, and himself.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157486
A SIMPLE ACT OF VIOLENCE by R.J. Ellory
Detective Robert Miller is assigned to investigate a series of murders in Washington, D.C., only to find out that the victims do not officially exist.
Overlook Press * 9781590203187
SOUTH OF SUPERIOR by Ellen Airgood
When Madeline moves away from Chicago to a small town on the coast of Lake Superior, she learns more about life, love and goodwill than she ever expected.
Riverhead * 9781594487934
On Sale the Week of June 6th in Paperback
212 by Alafair Burke
When a college girl who fears for her life is found murdered, detectives discover a link to a months-old homicide and a missing roommate.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780061561320
THE AMATEURS by Marcus Sakey
Four friends take on a risky opportunity to steal a fortune in dirty money. But in this game, any misstep carries lethal consequences --- and these four rank amateurs are playing against the most dangerous professionals imaginable.
NAL Trade * 9780451230959
ANCESTOR by Scott Sigler
Scott Sigler offers a chilling cautionary account of what can happen when hubris, greed and madness drive scientific experimentation past the brink of reason.
Broadway * 9780307591012
BONOBO HANDSHAKE: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo, by Vanessa Woods
A young woman follows her fiancé to war-torn Congo to study extremely endangered bonobo apes --- who teach her a new truth about love.
Gotham * 9781592406340
THE DEVIL AMONGST THE LAWYERS: A Ballad Novel, by Sharyn McCrumb
In 1935 Appalachia, a schoolteacher accused of murdering her father becomes the center of a national news story.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9780312573621
GETTING TO HAPPY by Terry McMillan
The remarkable heroines of WAITING TO EXHALE are back --- and at a crossroads that will define their future.
NAL Trade * 9780451233349
INSATIABLE by Meg Cabot
Writer Meena Harper hates vampires --- that is, until she finds herself falling in love with one.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061735080
THE LIAR’S LULLABY by Meg Gardiner
When a controversial female singer is murdered during a concert, forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett fears the act was political.
Signet * 9780451233875
THE LION by Nelson DeMille
A Libyan terrorist returns to the U.S. 18 months after 9/11, planning to finish his revenge on the pilots who bombed Tripoli and killed his family in 1986.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446699600
THE MOSES EXPEDITION by Juan Gomez-Jurado
From wartime Vienna to terrorist cells in New York and a lost valley in Jordan, THE MOSES EXPEDITION is a thrilling read about a quest for power and the secrets of an ancient world.
Atria * 9781416590651
THE MULLAH’S STORM by Thomas W. Young
When a transport plane carrying a Taliban detainee is shot down over the Hindu Kush, two people are caught in a battle for survival on some of the most forbidding terrain on earth.
Berkley * 9780425242254
THE MURDER ROOM: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases, by Michael Capuzzo
The world’s greatest legal minds gather once a month to eat lunch and solve murders. Presented here, on the Vidocq Society’s 20th anniversary, are some of the toughest and oddest cases history has ever seen.
Gotham * 9781592406357
MY NAME IS MEMORY by Ann Brashares
Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. But just when Sophia finally awakens to the secret of their shared past, the mysterious force that has always separated them reappears.
Riverhead Trade * 9781594485183
PIE TOWN by Lynne Hinton
Pie Town, New Mexico, was once legendary for its extraordinary pies. Unforeseen by all, its fortunes are about to take a turn with the arrival of two newcomers.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062045089
THE RED QUEEN by Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory’s latest novel about the Tudors views the War of the Roses through the eyes of Margaret Beaufort, mother of the future King Henry VII.
Touchstone * 9781416563730
TEMPTED BY TROUBLE by Eric Jerome Dickey
For Dmytryk and Cora, there's only one way to fight the recession that's crippled their comfortable lifestyle: accept a crime boss's offer to rob a few banks.
NAL Trade * 9780451232663
THE TRANSFORMATION OF BARTHOLOMEW FORTUNO by Ellen Bryson
Ellen Bryson’s first novel tells the fictional story of the unusual relationship between two “human curiosities” from P.T. Barnum’s American Museum.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9780312577124
VERMILION DRIFT by William Kent Krueger
William Kent Krueger’s gripping tale of suspense begins with a recurring nightmare, a gun, and a wound in the earth so deep and horrific that it has a name: Vermilion Drift.
Atria * 9781439153871
THE WEDDING WRITER by Susan Schneider
Four talented women, one glossy wedding magazine. Life should be as perfect as a bridal catwalk. But reality is unveiled as these women search for the path to their own happily-ever-afters.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9780312676605
On Sale the Week of June 13th in Hardcover
THE ASTRAL by Kate Christensen
From the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of THE GREAT MAN comes a scintillating novel of love, loss and literary rivalry set in rapidly changing Brooklyn.
Doubleday * 9780385530910
BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP by S.J. Watson
A promising writer makes his debut with this disturbing psychological thriller, reminiscent of SHUTTER ISLAND and MEMENTO, in which an amnesiac desperately tries to uncover the truth about who she is --- and who she can trust.
Harper * 9780062060556
CARTE BLANCHE by Jeffery Deaver
James Bond is back and better than ever, newly updated in this international thriller that has 007 going up against one of the most compelling and horrific villains in modern thriller fiction.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451620696
FOLLY BEACH: A Lowcountry Tale, by Dorothea Benton Frank
A woman returns to the past to find her future in this exciting and heartwarming new tale of loss, acceptance, family and love from Dorothea Benton Frank.
William Morrow * 9780061961274
THE GOOD AND THE GHASTLY by James Boice
From an author who has been compared to Chuck Palahniuk and Bret Easton Ellis comes an edgy gangster noir epic set 1,000 years into the future.
Scribner * 9781416575443
MAINE by J. Courtney Sullivan
Three generations of women converge on the family beach house in this wickedly funny, emotionally resonant story of love and dysfunction from the author of the bestselling debut novel COMMENCEMENT.
Knopf * 9780307595126
THE MURDER OF THE CENTURY: The Gilded Age Crime that Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars, by Paul Collins
For readers of popular history such as Erik Larson's THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY is a gripping story of a Gilded Age crime of passion that shocked America.
Crown * 9780307592200
ONE SUMMER by David Baldacci
From No. 1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci comes a moving family drama about learning to love again after heartbreak and loss.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446583145
THE PRESIDENT AND THE ASSASSIN: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century, by Scott Miller
For fans of THE WAR LOVERS and THE IMPERIAL CURSE comes a new book on the assassination of President William McKinley and a pivotal, dramatic period of upheaval in American history.
Random House * 9781400067527
THE PROFESSION by Steven Pressfield
Steven Pressfield returns with a stunning, chillingly plausible near-future thriller about the rise of a privately financed and global military industrial complex.
Crown * 9780385528733
SISTERHOOD EVERLASTING by Ann Brashares
SISTERHOOD EVERLASTING marks the welcome return of the characters whose friendship became a touchstone for a generation. Now Tibby, Lena, Carmen and Bridget have grown up, starting their lives on their own. And though the jeans they shared are long gone, the sisterhood is everlasting.
Random House * 9780385521222
TIGERLILY'S ORCHIDS by Ruth Rendell
When Stuart Font hosts a party at his new flat, the night becomes memorable for all the wrong reasons when a reclusive young Asian woman emerges to exert a terrible spell on all who live at Lichfield House.
Scribner * 9781439150344
THE GIRL IN THE GARDEN by Kamala Nair
Kamala Nair's debut is the redemptive journey of a young woman unsure of her engagement, who revisits in memory the events of one scorching childhood summer when her beautiful yet troubled mother spirits her away from her home to an Indian village untouched by time.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446572682
On Sale the Week of June 13th in Paperback
ALL THAT FOLLOWS by Jim Crace
Critically acclaimed author Jim Crace explores the improvisational power of jazz and the complexities of love and violence.
Vintage * 9780307278968
AMERICAN MUSIC by Jane Mendelsohn
A relationship between a wounded Iraq veteran and his physical therapist releases a torrent of memories, dreams and alternate lives.
Vintage * 9780307473974/span>
ANTHROPOLOGY OF AN AMERICAN GIRL by Hilary Thayer Hamann
Eveline Auerbach comes of age in the late 1970s and struggles to find her place in a world than can be cold and confusing for young women.
Spiegel & Grau * 9780385527156
THE FROZEN RABBI by Steve Stern
Award-winning novelist Steve Stern’s exhilarating epic recounts the story of how a 19th-century rabbi from a small Polish town ends up in a basement freezer in a suburban Memphis home at the end of the 20th century.
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill * 9781616200527
HEALER by Carol Cassella
From national bestselling author Carol Cassella comes the story of one doctor’s struggle to hold her family together through a storm of broken trust and questioned ethics.
Simon & Schuster * 9781416556145
HELLO GOODBYE by Emily Chenoweth
In a single week, a family leaves behind its past and a daughter awakens to the future.
Harper Perennial * 9780062034601
LAST NIGHT AT CHATEAU MARMONT by Lauren Weisberger
Global stardom is no longer a fantasy for aspiring songwriter Julian Alter and his wife, Brooke. Chateau Marmont is synonymous with fame, and Julian and Brooke are on their way.
Washington Square Press * 9781451611755
THE NOBODIES ALBUM by Carolyn Parkhurst
Octavia is reunited with her estranged son Milo after he is accused of murdering his girlfriend and sets out to learn who the real killer is.
Anchor * 9780767930581
THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN: Sportswriting from The New Yorker, edited by David Remnick
For more than 80 years, The New Yorker has been home to some of the toughest, wisest, funniest and most moving sportswriting around. THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN is a classic collection from a magazine with a deep bench.
Modern Library * 9780812979985
PRIVATE LIFE by Jane Smiley
In this portrait of life in the Midwest and West from 1883-1942, Margaret marries an eccentric scientist only to realize eventually that she is spending her life with a madman.
Anchor * 9781400033195
SPIES OF THE BALKANS by Alan Furst
In 1940, a Greek police official becomes an undercover agent and works to help Jews escape from the Gestapo.
Random House * 9780812977387
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