August 2, 2011
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of August 1st and August 8th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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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
On Sale the Week of August 8th in Hardcover
ACCEPTABLE LOSS: A William Monk Novel, by Anne Perry
When a dead man surfaces in the river Thames, William Monk is returned to a heinous case that he thought he'd left behind.
Ballantine Books * 9780345510600
THE ACCIDENT by Linwood Barclay
After Glen Carver's wife dies in a drunk driving accident she caused, a conspiracy forming around him makes him wonder how well he knew his wife and what really happened to her.
Bantam * 9780553807189
DARKNESS, MY OLD FRIEND by Lisa Unger
From the author of BEAUTIFUL LIES and FRAGILE comes a thriller about broken trust that explores our faith in those we rely on --- and how that faith can sustain or shatter us.
Crown * 9780307464996
THE FAMILY FANG by Kevin Wilson
In the tradition of Wes Anderson's THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS comes a novel about the art of surviving the ultimate dysfunctional family, a collection of demanding, brilliant oddballs.
Ecco * 9780061579035
THE IDEAL MAN by Julie Garwood
When FBI agent Max Daniels promises to protect shooting witness Ellie Sullivan through a dangerous trial, it isn't long before the sparks start flying.
Dutton Adult * 9780525952251
THE LANTERN by Deborah Lawrenson
THE LANTERN is a gripping story of past and present, love and jealousy, secrets and lies, appearances and disappearances that captures our age-old terror of the dark.
Harper * 9780062049698
THE MAGICIAN KING by Lev Grossman
In this sequel to THE MAGICIANS, Quentin and his friends are now kings and queens of Fillory, but a life of royal luxury goes wrong when a magical ship brings Quentin back to his parents' house in New England.
Viking Adult * 9780670022311
SPYCATCHER by Matthew Dunn
Intelligence agent Will Cochrane, working on a joint mission for the CIA and MI6, is out to capture a brilliant and ruthless Iranian spy in this extraordinary international espionage debut by a real-life former field agent.
William Morrow * 9780062037671
THIRTEEN MILLION DOLLAR POP: A Frank Behr Novel, by David Levien
The bestselling author of CITY OF THE SUN returns with a relentlessly taut new novel featuring enigmatic private investigator Frank Behr and the American heartland setting that has won David Levien critical acclaim.
Doubleday * 9780385532532
VICTORY AND HONOR: An Honor Bound Novel, by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV
Weeks after Hitler's suicide, Cletus Fraude and his fellow OSS agents are fighting for the agency's survival with other U.S. government departments and facing the growing threat of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157554
TRIPLE CROSSING by Sebastian Rotella
A volatile rookie Border Patrol agent is recruited to be an informant on a Mexican crime family and soon finds himself in the lawless "triple border" region of South America.
Mulholland Books * 9780316105309
TONY AND SUSAN by Austin McGiffert Wright
Susan Morrow gets drawn into the world of her ex-husband's first novel and realizes that she must confront her past.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446582902
On Sale the Week of August 8th in Paperback
PORTRAIT OF AN ADDICT AS A YOUNG MAN: A Memoir, by Bill Clegg
Bill Clegg had a thriving business as a literary agent when he walked away from his world and embarked on a two-month crack binge. He had been released from rehab nine months earlier, and his relapse would very nearly cost him his life.
Back Bay Books * 9780316054669
BECOMING MARIE ANTOINETTE by Juliet Grey
Raised alongside her numerous brothers and sisters by the formidable empress of Austria, 10-year-old Maria Antonia knew that her idyllic existence would one day be sacrificed to her mother’s political ambitions. What she never anticipated was that the day would come so soon.
Ballantine Books * 9780345523860
THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES: A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion.
Scribner * 9781439170915
THE GLITTER SCENE by Monika Fagerholm
Teenager Johanna --- who lives in a remote coastal town in Finland --- sets out to unravel her family history, the identity of her mother, and the dark secrets long buried with her father.
Other Press * 9781590513057
THE GOD OF THE HIVE: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, by Laurie R. King
Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell encounter a violent religious fanatic who seriously wounds Holmes’s son and may be after his granddaughter next.
Bantam * 9780553590418
LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME: A Memoir of Friendship, by Gail Caldwell
Gail Caldwell mines the deepest levels of devotion and courage in this gorgeous memoir about treasuring a best friend, and coming of age in midlife.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812979114
MY HOLLYWOOD by Mona Simpson
Lola, a Filipino mother of five, takes a job as a nanny in America to pay for her daughter’s education, bringing some stability to a rocky Hollywood household.
Vintage * 9780307475022
THE TYPIST by Michael Knight
This rich and powerful work of historical fiction expertly chronicles both the politics of the Pacific theater of World War II, and the personal relationships borne from the tragedies of warfare.
Grove Press * 9780802145369
LOVE, HONOR, AND BETRAY by Kimberla Lawson Roby
When her husband, Reverend Black, takes in the daughter he fathered through an affair, Charlotte embarks on an affair or two of her own.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446572446
A MOSQUE IN MUNICH: Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West, by Ian Johnson
Culled from an array of sources, A MOSQUE IN MUNICH interweaves tales of a Nazi scholar turned postwar spymaster; key Muslim leaders across the globe, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood; and naive CIA men eager to fight communism with a new weapon: Islam.
Mariner Books * 9780547423173
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