July 12, 2011
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of July 11th and July 18th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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On Sale the Week of July 11th in Hardcover
A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book Five by George R. R. Martin
New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series --- as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
Bantam * 9780553801477
DON'T KILL THE BIRTHDAY GIRL: Tales from an Allergic Life, by Sandra Beasley
In this often humorous but always enlightening memoir, Sandra Beasley intertwines her personal experience as "Allergy Girl" with the cultural history of food allergies.
Crown * 9780307588111
DREAMS OF THE DEAD by Perri O'Shaughnessy
Nina Reilly is forced to take on a case from Philip Strong, father of a vicious killer who murdered Nina's husband and nearly took her life.
Gallery Books * 9781416549734
EYES WIDE OPEN by Andrew Gross
A family's long-buried past resurfaces with deadly consequences in this electrifying new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of RECKLESS.
William Morrow * 9780061655968
THE HOMECOMING OF SAMUEL LAKE by Jenny Wingfield
Set in small-town Arkansas in 1956, this is an unforgettable story about love and sacrifice, our responsibility to one another, and the profound meaning of family.
Random House * 9780385344081
HOTWIRE: A Maggie O'Dell Novel, by Alex Kava
Special Agent Maggie O'Dell investigates the death of three teenagers, only to find herself in the middle of a conspiracy involving biological warfare.
Doubleday * 9780385532013
I'M FEELING LUCKY: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59, by Douglas Edwards
One of Google's early employees takes us on a trip inside the hyperenergized company that broke the rules and rocked the world.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547416991
IRON HOUSE by John Hart
Two orphaned brothers are separated when one is accused of a crime and runs. Two decades later, they reunite to solve the mystery of their shared past.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9780312380342
THE LAST WEREWOLF by Glen Duncan
Here is a powerful new version of the werewolf legend, revolving around Jake, a 201-year-old werewolf who is the last of his kind.
Knopf * 9780307595089
ORIGINAL SIN: A Sally Sin Adventure, by Beth McMullen
A former U.S. spy turned stay-at-home mother of a toddler tries to find a most elusive work-life balance when the USAWMD (United States Agency for Weapons of Mass Destruction) decides it desperately requires her services again, and calls her back into the field.
Hyperion * 9781401324216
QUINN by Iris Johansen
This follow-up to EVE delves deep into the life and psyche of Eve Duncan’s lover and soul mate, Joe Quinn. As a ruthless killer closes in, long-held secrets are gradually and shockingly revealed.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312651213
SHUT YOUR EYES TIGHT by John Verdon
Dave Gurney returns to tackle his toughest case yet, a battle of wits with an implacable opponent who is not only brilliant and murderous but eager to target Dave's greatest vulnerability --- his family.
Crown * 9780307717894
STONE ARABIA by Dana Spiotta
National Book Award nominee Dana Spiotta has written a fascinating and intrepid novel about family, obsession, memory, and the urge to create, in isolation, at the margins of our celebrity-based culture.
Scribner * 9781451617962
THEN CAME YOU by Jennifer Weiner
In the latest from No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner, four women bound by obligation and opportunity struggle to find a way to make a family.
Atria * 9781451617726
THE THINGS WE CHERISHED by Pam Jenoff
Charlotte Gold and Jack Harrington, two fiercely independent attorneys, find themselves slowly falling for one another while working to defend the brother of a Holocaust hero against allegations of World War II-era war crimes.
Doubleday * 9780385534208
THE THIRD WAVE: A Volunteer Story, by Alison Thompson
Filmmaker Alison Thompson provides an invaluable inside glimpse into what really happens on the ground after a disaster --- and a road map for what anyone can do to help.
Spiegel & Grau * 9780385529167
WE ALL FALL DOWN by Michael Harvey
Michael Kelly is back and racing to save Chicago from a deadly new foe: a biological weapon unleashed in the city’s subway system.
Knopf * 9780307272515
BLOODLINE by Mark Billingham
The past is coming back to haunt the people of London: a murderer is targeting the children of victims of Raymond Garvey, an infamous serial killer from London's past.
Mulholland Books * 9780316126663
On Sale the Week of July 11th in Paperback
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A BIG LITTLE LIFE: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie, by Dean Koontz
In a profound, funny and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life.
Bantam * 9780345530608
BUDDHA’S ORPHANS by Samrat Upadhyayz
BUDDHA’S ORPHANS uses Nepal’s political upheavals of the past century as a backdrop to the story of an orphan boy, Raja, and the girl he is fated to love, Nilu, a daughter of privilege.
Mariner Books * 9780547469904
THE COOKBOOK COLLECTOR by Allegra Goodman
When Web start-up CEO Emily Bach reveals a company secret to her boyfriend, questions are quickly raised about loyalty, trust, and what is most valuable in life.
The Dial Press * 9780385340861
DEXTER IS DELICIOUS by Jeff Lindsay
Serial killer Dexter Morgan wants to end his murderous ways after the birth of his daughter, but an investigation into a cannibalistic cult may stop him from doing so.
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard * 9780307474926
THE DISTANT HOURS by Kate Morton
Kate Morton’s third novel features an inquisitive, bookish heroine who uncovers a whole graveyard of family secrets.
Washington Square Press * 9781439152799
LUCY by Laurence Gonzales
In this biological thriller, anthropologist Jenny Lowe is shocked to learn that a murdered colleague’s daughter is half human, half bonobo.
Vintage * 9780307473905
PERFECT READER by Maggie Pouncey
Flora returns to her quaint New England hometown to become her late father’s literary executor and makes some surprising discoveries.
Anchor * 9780307474803
THE POSTCARD KILLERS by James Patterson and Liza Marklund
NYPD Detective Jacob Kanon travels through Europe to investigate a series of murders of young couples, including Kanon’s daughter and her boyfriend.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446569941
TUTANKHAMUN: THE BOOK OF SHADOWS by Nick Drake
In this follow-up to NEFERTITI, Nick Drake explores one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of ancient Egypt --- the untimely death of young Tutankhamun.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780060765934
THE WIDOWER’S TALE by Julia Glass
Seventy-year-old Percy Darling is settling happily into retirement. But his routines are disrupted when he is persuaded to let a locally beloved preschool take over his barn. Now he must reexamine the solitary life he has made in the three decades since the sudden death of his wife.
Anchor * 9780307456106
THE FOUR FINGERS OF DEATH by Rick Moody
Montese Crandall is a downtrodden writer whose rare collection of baseball cards won't sustain him, financially or emotionally, through the grave illness of his wife. Luckily, he swindles himself a job churning out a novelization of the 2025 remake of a 1963 horror classic.
Back Bay Books * 9780316118934
RICH BOY by Sharon Pomerantz
Sharon Pomerantz's debut novel tells of one young man's ascendance to the ranks of the fabulously wealthy --- and his lifelong struggle to figure out where he really belongs.
Twelve * 9780446563192
LOVE IN MID AIR by Kim Wright
Meeting a stranger on an airplane leads Elyse into a risky affair that jeopardizes her place in the community and her safe, albeit stale, marriage.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446540438
On Sale the Week of July 18th in Hardcover
ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME by Beth Harbison
Beth Harbison's latest novel is a story that will resonate with any woman who has ever thought of that one first love and wondered, "Where is he?" and "What if…?"
St. Martin's Press * 9780312599102
BURNT MOUNTAIN by Anne Rivers Siddons
As her husband becomes more distant, a well-born Southern woman must confront dark secrets about her mother, her first love, and, most devastating of all, her husband.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446527897
HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel follows a mother-daughter duo --- one a glamorous lifestyle arbiter, the other a shy, gifted chef --- both facing turning points in their dramatically different lives, each about to find love where she least expected it.
Delacorte Press * 9780385340304
JUSTICE by Karen Robards
Hired by a prestigious D.C. law firm after barely surviving witnessing the murder of the First Lady, attorney Jessica Ford is deliberately keeping a low profile as she gets a sensational rape case involving a senator’s son, whom she is defending, is abruptly dismissed because the victim recants on the stand. The problem is, Jess suspects that the victim recanted because she was threatened.
Gallery Books * 9781439183700
THE MEMORY OF ALL THAT: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities, by Katharine Weber
THE MEMORY OF ALL THAT is an enthralling look at a tremendously influential --- and highly eccentric --- family, as well as a consideration of how their stories, with their myriad layers of truth and fiction, have both provoked and influenced one of our most prodigiously gifted writers.
Crown * 9780307395887
PIGEON ENGLISH by Stephen Kelman
Told in 11-year-old Harri's infectious voice and multicultural slang, PIGEON ENGLISH follows in the tradition of our great novels of friendship and adventure, as Harri finds wonder, mystery and danger in his new, ever-expanding world.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547500607
PORTRAIT OF A SPY by Daniel Silva
Daniel Silva's latest novel to feature master art restorer and assassin Gabriel Allon moves swiftly from the corridors of power in Washington, to the glamorous auction houses of New York and London, to the glittering streets of Paris and the unforgiving landscape of the Saudi desert.
Harper * 9780062072184
ROBERT LUDLUM'S ™ THE BOURNE DOMINION by Eric Van Lustbader
Jason Bourne is searching for an elusive cadre of terrorists planning to destroy America's most strategic natural resources --- and needs the help of his longtime friend, General Boris Karpov, the newly appointed head of Russia's most feared spy agency, FSB-2.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446564441
SPLIT SECOND: An FBI Thriller, by Catherine Coulter
FBI agents must bring down a serial killer with ties to Ted Bundy, while one of the agents also discovers some shocking, violent secrets about her own family.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157431
THIEVES GET RICH, SAINTS GET SHOT by Jodi Compton
At the heart of this sequel to HAILEY'S WAR is a complex case of stolen identity, ruthless motives and violent crime that puts Hailey back on the road, with her old friend Warchild by her side, to reclaim her name and chase down the murderer who has taken it.
Crown * 9780307588081
THE TAINT OF MIDAS by Anne Zouroudi
Gabrilli, a beekeeper on the Greek island of Arcadia, is murdered, and his detective friend Hermes Diaktoros is determined to find the killer among the many who stood to gain from Gabrilli's death.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316076296
THE NIGHTMARE THIEF by Meg Gardiner
Autumn Reiniger's wealthy father signs her and five friends up for an "ultimate urban reality" game in San Francisco, which proves convenient for the kidnappers targeting Autumn and her father's huge hedge fund profits.
Dutton Adult * 9780525952213
THE PARADISE PROPHECY by Robert Browne
With the apocalypse closer than ever, Agent Bernadette Callahan and a religious historian race across the globe and stumble upon a conspiracy beyond the scope of mankind's darkest imagination.
Dutton Adult * 9780525952237
On Sale the Week of July 18th in Paperback
THE CONFESSION by John Grisham
A football star is days away from execution for a crime he didn’t commit. How can the real murderer convince lawyers, judges and politicians that they have the wrong guy?
Dell * 9780440245117
ELEGIES FOR THE BROKENHEARTED by Christie Hodgen
Mary Murphy tells the story of her own life through her experiences and encounters with the people who shaped her path.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393340235
THE HERETIC’S WIFE by Brenda Rickman Vantrease
Kate Gough and her brother, John, who sell forbidden translations of the Bible, are caught between warring religious factions in 16th-century England.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9780312573515
NEVER LOOK AWAY by Linwood Barclay
What begins as a pleasant family outing at an amusement park with a man, his wife and four-year-old son turns into a nightmare after an inexplicable disappearance.
Dell * 9780553591743
SPIDER BONES by Kathy Reichs
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan travels between Canada, North Carolina and Hawaii in an effort to uncover the intriguing mystery linking three different corpses found at each respective location.
Pocket Books * 9781439102404
A STRANGER IN MAYFAIR by Charles Finch
Returning from a continental honeymoon with his new wife, Detective Charles Lenox is asked by a colleague in Parliament to consult in the murder of a footman, bludgeoned to death with a brick.
Minotaur Books * 9780312616953
HOW CLARISSA BURDEN LEARNED TO FLY by Connie May Fowler
Unhappy writer Clarissa Burden experiences a life-changing day filled with ghosts, near-death experiences, and newfound courage.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446540698
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