June 14, 2011
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of June 13th and June 20th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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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
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
On Sale the Week of June 20th in Hardcover
AMONG THE MISSING by Morag Joss
Award-winning author Morag Joss spins a spellbinding psychological thriller of three lost souls brought together by disaster, haunted by tragedy, connected by their most shattering secrets.
Delacorte Press * 9780385342742
THE BONES OF AVALON by Phil Rickman
A country divided. A newly crowned, desperately vulnerable young queen. Can one man uncover the secret that will save her throne?
Minotaur Books * 9780312672386
BREAKING SILENCE by Linda Castillo
The New York Times bestselling series returns with Police Chief Kate Burkholder called to the scene of a horrific tragedy on a peaceful Amish farm.
Minotaur Books * 9780312374990
BURIED SECRETS: A Nick Heller Novel, by Joseph Finder
Joseph Finder introduced Nick Heller, a "private spy" who finds out things powerful people want to keep hidden, IN VANISHED. Now, in BURIED SECRETS, Heller returns, finding himself in the middle of a life-or-death situation that's both high-profile and intensely personal.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312379148
THE DEVIL COLONY: A Sigma Force Novel, by James Rollins
Sigma Force is back! Combining his trademark elements of science, history and breakneck suspense, THE DEVIL COLONY is the next thrilling adventure novel from bestselling author James Rollins.
William Morrow * 9780061784781
DISTURBANCE: An Irene Kelly Novel, by Jan Burke
The sons of serial killer Nick Parrish, now master criminals in their own right, have formulated a plan to spring their father from prison and murder the person who put him there --- investigative journalist Irene Kelly.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439152843
THE DOG WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD: A Corduroy Mansions Novel, by Alexander McCall Smith
The heartwarming, hilarious second installment in the Corduroy Mansions series presents the further adventures of Alexander McCall Smith's newest, already-beloved characters, including the Pimlico terrier Freddie de la Hay.
Pantheon Books * 9780307379733
FALLEN by Karin Slaughter
Karin Slaughter's most exhilarating novel yet is a thrilling journey through the heart and soul, where the personal and the criminal collide, and conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy reputations and ruin lives.
Delacorte Press * 9780345528209
FORBIDDEN LESSONS IN A KABUL GUESTHOUSE: The True Story of a Woman Who Risked Everything to Bring Hope to Afghanistan, by Suraya Sadeed
FORBIDDEN LESSONS IN A KABUL GUESTHOUSE is the true story of Suraya Sadeed, an unforgettable, incorrigible, unstoppable woman. After twice losing everything and restarting her own life on nothing, she chose to devote herself to the task of rebuilding her homeland torn apart by war.
Voice/Hyperion * 9781401341312
FORT FREAK: A Wild Cards Novel by George R. R. Martin
In the latest Wild Cards mosaic novel, we get to know the hardbitten world of Manhattan's Fifth Precinct --- or "Fort Freak," as cops and malefactors alike call the cop-shop, where every other desk sergeant, detective and patrol officer is more than human.
Tor Books * 9780765325709
FROM BARCELONA, WITH LOVE by Elizabeth Adler
From the Hollywood Hills to the streets of Barcelona, from lush vineyards and wineries to the most exclusive homes in Europe, let Elizabeth Adler take you on a journey with a story that will hold you spellbound.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312668358
HEAT WAVE by Nancy Thayer
Set against a beautiful Nantucket summer, this page-turning new novel dramatically explores the corrosive consequences of secrets, and the undeniable power of love.
Ballantine Books * 9780345518316
THE HYPNOTIST by Lars Kepler
To solve a grisly murder, a detective turns to an unlikely form of investigation with the help of the lone witness in this international bestselling novel from Sweden.
Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374173951
LONG GONE by Alafair Burke
Alafair Burke's first stand-alove novel is a dark and twisting psychological thriller with the intensity and depth of Harlan Coben's TELL NO ONE and Laura Lippman's WHAT THE DEAD KNOW.
Harper * 9780061999185
THE QUEST FOR ANNA KLEIN by Thomas H. Cookbr />On the eve of World War II, an international plot gone wrong leads a wealthy man on a quest that spans decades and continents, to the dawn of a troubled new century.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547364643
SILVER GIRL by Elin Hilderbrand
Set against the backdrop of a Nantucket summer, Elin Hilderbrand delivers a suspenseful story of the power of friendship, the pull of love, and the beauty of forgiveness.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316099660
SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN: A Stephanie Plum Novel, by Janet Evanovich
Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie Plum's name is on the killer's list.
Bantam * 9780345527684
THE STORM AT THE DOOR by Stefan Merrill Block
Inspired by elements of the lives of the author's grandparents, this haunting love story shifts through time and reaches across generations. Along the way, Stefan Merrill Block stunningly illuminates an age-old truth: even if one's daily life appears ordinary, one can still wage a silent, secret, extraordinary war.
Random House * 9781400069453
STRONG AT THE BREAK: A Caitlin Strong Novel, by Jon Land
Fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong returns in an adventure with roots in a gunfight where her father shot down the cult-like leader of a separatist church.
Forge * 9780765323378
TUNNEL VISION by Gary Braver
What if you didn't have to die to know if there's a heaven? And what if the evidence could get you killed? With TUNNEL VISION, Gary Braver creates a chilling exploration of death...and life.
Forge * 9780765309761
WATCH ME DIE by Erica Spindler
Erica Spindler weaves a thrilling psychological drama with the story of a young woman driven by visions and fears.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312363949
WITCHES OF EAST END by Melissa de la Cruz
Melissa de la Cruz, the bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series, brings readers the story of the Beauchamp family --- full of witchcraft, romance and mythology --- in her first adult novel.
Hyperion * 9781401323905
On Sale the Week of June 20th in Paperback
THE DARK ENQUIRY: A Lady Julia Grey Novel, by Deanna Raybourn
THE DARK ENQUIRY finds Lady Julia Grey investigating a strange case with a family connection that leads down a dark path filled with supernatural intrigue and black magic.
Mira * 9780778312376
SIZZLING SIXTEEN: A Stephanie Plum Novel, by Janet Evanovich
Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Unfortunately, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck…
St. Martin’s Paperbacks * 9780312383312
SOURLAND: Stories, by Joyce Carol Oates
In this book of previously uncollected tales, Joyce Carol Oates maps the contours of “ordinary life” with an unflinching eye.
Ecco * 9780061996535
STAR ISLAND by Carl Hiaasen
Drug-addled pop star Cherry Pye’s “undercover stunt double,” Ann DeLusia, must be rescued after being kidnapped by an obsessed paparazzo.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446556125
TOUGH CUSTOMER by Sandra Brown
Private investigator Dodge Hanley’s daughter has become the object of desire of a co-worker who has spent the past year making her life hell and now has vowed to kill her.
Pocket Star * 9781416563112
HELL’S HORIZON by Darren Shan
In the second installment of The City series, gangster Al Jeery follows a dangerous and complex path of investigation after his girlfriend is murdered.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446551748
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