July 19, 2011
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of July 18th and July 25th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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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
After surviving the suspicious car crash that killed the First Lady, Jessica Ford has recreated her life and her identity. But when it becomes obvious that someone wants to tie up the loose ends connected with the crime, Jessica is on the run again with the one man she's done everything to avoid --- sexy Secret Service agent Mark Ryan.
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
On Sale the Week of July 25th in Hardcover
THE NIGHT TRAIN by Clyde Edgerton
In 1963, a white teenager and his forbidden black friend strive to become successful musicians and stay friends in a world that tells them both are impossible.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316117593
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MRS. TOM THUMB by Melanie Benjamin
ALICE I HAVE BEEN author Melanie Benjamin shines a dazzling spotlight on another fascinating female figure whose story has never fully been told: a woman who became a 19th-century icon and inspiration --- and whose most daunting limitation became her greatest strength.
Delacorte Press * 9780385344159
THE BUTTERFLY CABINET by Bernie McGill
Bernie McGill's debut novel, based on real events in late 19th-century Ireland, centers on two women linked by a tragic, 70-year secret.
Free Press * 9781451611595
CLOSE YOUR EYES by Amanda Eyre Ward
From Amanda Eyre Ward comes a beautifully twisting novel about the ways that our split-second choices in life and in love can dig into our hearts, shaping who we are forever.
Random House * 9780345494481
DICK FRANCIS'S GAMBLE by Felix Francis
Nicholas “Foxy” Foxton, a former jockey who suffered a career-ending injury, is out for a day at the Grand National races when his friend and co-worker, Herb Novak, is murdered execution-style right in front of him --- and 60,000 other potential witnesses. As he struggles to come to terms with Novak's seemingly inexplicable death, Foxton begins to question everything.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157479
FULL BLACK by Brad Thor
After the final phase of an intricately laid plan to destroy America is set in motion, the government is forced to activate a top-secret plan known as "Main Core" --- a list of Americans from every walk of life deemed "too potentially dangerous" to be roaming free during a time of national emergency. At the top of that list is counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath.
Atria * 9781416586616
KILLING KATE by Julie Kramer
Riley Spartz is investigating a mysterious string of murders in which the killer draws the outline of an angel in chalk around each of his victims.
Atria * 9781439178010
THE LEDGE: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier, by Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan
BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE meets INTO THE VOID in this harrowing account of a terrible mountaineering accident, one man's amazing escape from a hellish fall --- a second-by-second retelling of tragedy, survival and renewal.
Ballantine Books * 9780345523198
NEXT TO LOVE by Ellen Feldman
NEXT TO LOVE follows the lives of three young women and their men during the years of WWII, beginning with the men going off to war and ending a generation later, when their children are on the cusp of their own adulthood.
Spiegel & Grau * 9780812992717
NORTHWEST CORNER by John Burnham Schwartz
NORTHWEST CORNER is about a splintered family --- characters from the acclaimed bestseller RESERVATION ROAD --- struggling to put itself back together after tragedy.
Random House * 9781400068456
THICK AS THIEVES by Peter Spiegelman
From the author of RED CAT comes a new thriller that takes us inside a hair-raising heist, where paranoia hangs as heavy as the tropical heat, and the only law is Murphy's.
Knopf * 9780307263179
On Sale the Week of July 25th in Paperback
ADAM & EVE by Sena Jeter Naslund
By decoding light from space, Lucy Bergmann’s astrophysicist husband discovers the existence of extraterrestrial life; their friend, anthropologist Pierre Saad, unearths from the sands of Egypt an ancient alternative version of the Book of Genesis. To religious fanatics, these discoveries have the power to rock the foundations of their faith.
Harper Perennial * 9780061579288
BORN TO DIE by Lisa Jackson
A sad, strange coincidence. That's Dr. Kacey Lambert's initial response to the deaths of two women who bear an uncanny resemblance to herself. But Detective Selena Alvarez suspects a deeper connection.
Zebra/Kensington * 9781420102789
THE BRIGHTEST STAR IN THE SKY by Marian Keyes
A mysterious narrator details the lives of the mixed-up, mismatched tenants of 66 Star Street in Dublin, who don’t realize how much they all need each other.
Penguin * 9780143118497
COMPOSED: A Memoir, by Rosanne Cash
Rosanne Cash, daughter of music legend Johnny Cash, recalls her childhood and her development as a musician in her own right.
Penguin * 9780143119395
CURE by Robin Cook
With her son's illness in complete remission, New York City medical examiner Laurie Montgomery returns to work --- and finds her first case back to be a dangerous puzzle of the highest order, involving organized crime and two start-up biotech companies caught in a zero-sum game.
Berkley * 9780425242605
EDGE by Jeffery Deaver
A senior federal protection officer tries to protect a Washington, D.C. police detective and his family from a ruthless “lifter” --- and find out why he has been ordered to extract information from them in the first place.
Pocket Books * 9781439156360
THE GLASS RAINBOW: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, by James Lee Burke
Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to Louisiana and becomes entangled in a mystery that connects a series of grisly murders with an ex-convict turned bestselling author, a notorious local pimp, and the man who's currently dating Robicheaux's daughter.
Pocket Star * 9781439128312
IN HARM’S WAY by Ridley Pearson
Sun Valley sheriff Walt Fleming's budding relationship with photographer Fiona Kenshaw hits a rough patch after Fiona is involved in a heroic river rescue. Then Walt gets a phone call that changes everything: Lou Boldt, a police sergeant from Seattle, calls to report that a recent murder may have a Sun Valley connection. Walt knows there's a link, but can he pull the pieces together in time?
Jove * 9780515149715
IT LOOKED DIFFERENT ON THE MODEL: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy, by Laurie Notaro
Laurie Notaro is just trying to find the right fit --- at every turn, her pluck and irresistible candor reveals a journey that’s laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable.
Villard * 9780345510990
JULIET by Anne Fortier
Julie Jacobs travels to Siena and learns that she is descended from a 14th-century woman who inspired William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Ballantine Books * 9780345516114
LEFT NEGLECTED by Lisa Genova
One morning while racing to work and distracted by her cell phone, Sarah looks away from the road for one second too long. In that blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her over-scheduled life come to a screeching halt.
Gallery Books * 9781439164655
MOONLIGHT MILE: A Kenzie and Gennaro Novel, by Dennis Lehane
The disappearance of four-year-old Amanda was the case that troubled Kenzie and Gennaro more than any other. Still haunted by their consciences, they must now revisit the nightmare that once tore them apart --- following the trail of a lost teenager into a world of identity thieves, methamphetamine dealers, and Russian gangsters.
Harper * 9780061836954
PIRATES OF THE LEVANT by Arturo Perez-Reverte
Accompanied by his faithful foster son, Íñigo, Captain Alatriste accepts a job as a mercenary aboard a Spanish galleon. The ship sets sail from Naples on a journey that will take them to some of the most remote and wretched outposts of the empire: Morocco, Algeria, and finally to Malta for a stunning and bloody battle on the high seas.
Plume * 9780452297302
PORTOBELLO by Ruth Rendell
Walking to the shops one day, 50-year-old Eugene Wren discovers an envelope on the street bulging with cash. A man plagued by a shameful addiction --- and his own good intentions --- Wren hatches a plan to find the money’s rightful owner.
Scribner * 9781439150405
STAY by Allie Larkin
Savannah "Van" Leone has been in love with Peter Clarke ever since she literally fell head over heels in front of him on the first day of college. Now, six years later, Van is standing behind her best friend Janie as maid of honor, trying to mask her heartache and guilt as Janie marries the only man Van has ever loved.
Plume * 9780452297128
THE TEMPLAR SALVATION by Raymond Khoury
When Tess Chaykin is taken hostage, FBI Agent Sean Reilly is forced to infiltrate the Vatican Secret Archives of the Inquisition and steal a legendary document known as the Fondo Templari --- the secret history of the infamous Templars.
Signet * 9780451234278
TREACHERY IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
In this installment of the New York Times bestselling series, Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law --- including the ones sworn to uphold it.
Berkley * 9780425242612
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