July 26, 2011
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of July 25th and August 1st that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
May we ask that you forward this newsletter to friends who you think would enjoy reading it?
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
SERIAL by John Lutz
Frank Quinn is sure he is hunting for a madman: someone who is shooting young women in the heart, defiling their bodies, leaving only the torsos to be found. But this shocking serial murder case is turning into something very different.
Pinnacle/Kensington * 9780786020270
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
On Sale the Week of August 1st in Hardcover
BACK OF BEYOND by C.J. Box
Edgar Award-winning author C.J. Box delivers a thriller about a troubled cop trying to save his son from a killer in Yellowstone.
Minotaur Books * 9780312365745
COLD VENGEANCE by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
A hunting trip for Pendergast and his brother-in-law, Judson Esterhazy, turns into a violent clash, in which Pendergast is left for dead.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446554985
FLOWERING JUDAS: A Gregor Demarkian Novel, by Jane Haddam
When a high-profile missing person case comes to a tragic end, former FBI agent Gregor Demarkian searches for the truth about the disappearance 12 years before.
Minotaur Books * 9780312644338
THE GENTLEMEN'S HOUR by Don Winslow
P.I. Boone Daniels risks the wrath of his fellow boarders after he agrees to defend a young man accused of murdering a beloved surfer and local legend.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439183397
THE GOOD MUSLIM by Tahmima Anam
The prize-winning Bangladeshi author of A GOLDEN AGE has written a deeply moving second novel about the rise of Islamic radicalism in Bangladesh through the intimate lens of a family.
Harper * 9780061478765
I GAVE MY HEART TO KNOW THIS by Ellen Baker
Ellen Baker's new novel is a sweeping multigenerational saga of the searing power of war, memory, friendship and family.
Random House * 9781400066360
JUST ONE CATCH: A Biography of Joseph Heller, by Tracy Daugherty
In time for the 50th anniversary of CATCH-22, Tracy Daugherty illuminates his most vital subject yet in this brilliant biography of Joseph Heller.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312596859
MISSING: A Memoir, by Lindsay Harrison
MISSING is a beautifully written, intensely poignant memoir from a 25-year-old woman that looks at grief, family dynamics, and what happens when your world comes crashing down.
Scribner * 9781451611939
THE SIXES by Kate White
From the New York Times bestselling author of HUSH and Cosmopolitan's editor-in-chief comes a new stand-alone thriller set in a college town where a campus death sends one woman on a quest for truth and into the clutches of a deadly secret society.
Harper * 9780061576621
STEALING MONA LISA by Carson Morton
What happens when you mix a Parisian street orphan, a hot-tempered Spanish forger, a beautiful American pickpocket, an unloved wife, and one priceless painting? You have STEALING MONA LISA, which is based on the actual theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, and published on the 100th anniversary of the crime.
Minotaur Books * 9780312621711
THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE by Helen Schulman
The events of a single night shatter a family's sense of security and identity in this provocative and deeply affecting domestic drama --- a brilliantly observed portrait of modern life and the underlying truths we take for granted.
Harper * 9780062024381
THE WILD ROSE by Jennifer Donnelly
With myriad twists and turns, thrilling cliffhangers, and fabulous period detail and atmosphere, THE WILD ROSE provides a highly satisfying conclusion to Jennifer Donnelly's trilogy.
Hyperion * 9781401301040
DAUGHTER OF PROVIDENCE by Julie Drew
In 1934 Rhode Island, teenager Anne Dodge learns that she has a half-sister and discovers some shocking truths about what really happened between her parents before her mother disappeared.
Overlook Press * 9781590204627
THE ECHO CHAMBER by Luke Williams
This first novel is at once a family saga, a book that reimagines the myth of the empire, and a history of objects.
Viking Adult * 9780670022830
IN MALICE, QUITE CLOSE by Brandi Lynn Ryder
Wealthy French ex-pat Tristan Mourault kidnaps teenager Karen Miller, who he renames Gisele, and is able to hide his crime for years until a child's discovery causes his carefully constructed world to fall apart.
Viking Adult * 9780670022793
REIGN OF MADNESS by Lynn Cullen
Juana of Castile, daughter of Queen Isabella, inherits the throne of Spain but is accused of insanity and locked away in a palace after the death of her husband.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157097
SILENT ENEMY by Thomas W. Young
Four years after the events of THE MULLAH'S STORM, jihadists strike the Afghan National Police training center, but the injured trying to escape are in more danger when the jihadists place bombs on some planes leaving the country.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157790
UNSAID by Neil Abramson
In the tradition of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN comes a debut novel guaranteed to wrap around the heart of any reader who has ever loved an animal.
Center Street * 9781599954103
A SMALL HOTEL by Robert Olen Butler
A SMALL HOTEL by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler is a beautiful literary novel set in New Orleans and spanning the 20-year relationship of a couple whose marriage has fallen apart.
Grove Press * 9780802119872
On Sale the Week of August 1st in Paperback
THE CAPITOL GAME by Brian Haig
A successful Wall Street banker believes he has a found a dream come true when he learns of a miraculous polymer that, when coated on any vehicle, becomes the equivalent of 30 inches of steel.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446195621
MIDNIGHT FEAR by Leslie Tentler
The still of the night is once again shattered by Caitlyn Cahill's recurring nightmare --- her brother standing before her with a butcher knife. Two years ago, she risked the ruin of her family by helping the FBI link her troubled brother to a string of horrific murders.
Mira * 9780778312468
CLASS by Cecily Von Ziegesar
When five freshmen arrive at Dexter College, a small liberal arts school in the quiet town of Home, Maine, the drama unfolds as quickly as the first keg is tapped.
Hyperion * 9781401310486
CROSSFIRE by Dick Francis and Felix Francis
Shell-shocked after losing a foot during his tour in Afghanistan, Captain Tom Forsyth returns to the house of his estranged mother, who always put horses first and family last.
Berkley * 9780425242629
CUT, PASTE, KILL: A Lomax & Biggs Mystery, by Marshall Karp
Detectives Lomax and Biggs take on the case of a vigilante murderer who leaves scrapbooks of her victims’ wrongdoings at the crime scenes.
Minotaur Books * 9780312378240
A HEARTBEAT AWAY by Michael Palmer
A terrorist group calling itself “Genesis” has unleashed a highly contagious virus into the Capitol building, and the only one who fully knows its deadly consequences is the president himself.
St. Martin’s Paperbacks * 9780312587512
HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE by Margaret Dilloway
When Shoko decided to marry an American GI and leave Japan, she had her parents' blessing, her brother's scorn, and a gift from her husband --- a book on how to be a proper American housewife.
Berkely Trade * 9780425241295
INSIDE OUT by Barry Eisler
Marooned in a Manila jail after a bar fight fatality, black ops soldier Ben Treven is offered a deal. In exchange for his release, Ben has to find and eliminate a rogue operator who has stolen CIA torture tapes to blackmail the U.S. government.
Ballantine Books * 9780345505118
THE LAST LIE by Stephen White
Clinical psychologist Alan Gregory’s new neighbors host a housewarming party that ends in quiet disaster. It turns out Alan has a most unusual perspective into what truly happened after the housewarming.
Signet * 9780451234285
NOCTURNE by Syrie James
When Nicole Whitcomb’s car runs off a Colorado mountain road during a blinding snowstorm, she is saved from death by a handsome, fascinating and enigmatic stranger. But what secret --- or secrets --- is he hiding?
Vanguard Press * 9781593156749
SAFE HAVEN by Nicholas Sparks
When an intriguing young woman meets a widower with two children, will her dark secret past prevent a love connection?
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446547604
THE WATERS RISING by Sheri S. Tepper
Following an apocalypse called the “Big Kill,” humanity has been blasted back to the Middle Ages. But the mysterious rising of the sea and a looming conspiracy against one kingdom’s traditions prove that we can’t escape our past, even if we forget it.
Harper Voyager * 9780061958854
ZERO HISTORY by William Gibson
A former rock singer turned journalist has reluctantly agreed to work for secretive Belgian finance genius Hubertus Bigend again --- only to find herself entangled in a threatening mesh of postmodern marketing, corrupt American military contractors, and belated romance.
Berkley Trade * 9780425240779
THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF MAF THE DOG, AND OF HIS FRIEND MARILYN MONROE by Andrew O'Hagan
In November 1960, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a dog. His name was Mafia Honey (Maf, for short), and he was with Marilyn for the last two years of her life. Through the eyes of this canine hero, Andrew O’Hagan offers insight into one of Hollywood’s greatest stars.
Mariner Books * 9780547520285
CITY OF VEILS by Zoé Ferraris
When the body of a brutally beaten woman is found on the beach in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, detectives are ready to dismiss the case as another unsolvable murder. Only Katya is convinced that the victim can be identified and her killer found.
Back Bay Books * 9780316074261
Don't forget to forward this newsletter to a friend or to visit the websites in TheBookReportNetwork.com:
Bookreporter.com, ReadingGroupGuides.com, GraphicNovelReporter.com, FaithfulReader.com, Teenreads.com, Kidsreads.com and AuthorsOnTheWeb.com.
The Book Report Network
250 W. 57th Street - Suite 1228
New York, New York 10107