August 9, 2011
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of August 8th and August 15th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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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
On Sale the Week of August 15th in Hardcover
BYE BYE, BABY by Max Allan Collins
PI Nathan Heller returns in his first new novel in a decade, as Max Allan Collins brings to life a vivid star-studded cast, from JFK and RFK to Frank Sinatra and Peter Lawford, from Jimmy Hoffa and Joe DiMaggio to Hugh Hefner and Sam Giancana.
Forge * 9780765321794
COMING UP FOR AIR by Patti Callahan Henry
With her marriage falling apart, Ellie Calvin returns to her coastal Alabama town for her mother's funeral, only to have a decades-old romance rekindled.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312610395
COURAGE BEYOND THE GAME: The Freddie Steinmark Story by Jim Dent
Jim Dent, the award-winning author of THE JUNCTION BOYS, returns with a powerful Texas story that transcends college football, displaying the courage and determination of one of the game's most valiant players.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9780312652852
THE OMEN MACHINE: A Richard and Kahlan Novel by Terry Goodkind
An accident leads to the discovery of a mysterious machine that has rested hidden deep underground for countless millennia. The machine awakens to begin issuing a series of increasingly alarming, if minor, omens. The omens turn out to be astonishingly accurate, and ever more ominous.
Tor Books * 9780765327727
THE SUBMISSION by Amy Waldman
This sweeping novel of breadth and compassion imagines the fraught competition for a 9/11 memorial.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374271565
MICE by Gordon Reece
After a series of traumas, Shelley and her mother retreat to a secluded cottage, but when their lives are disturbed once again, Shelley's reaction shatters all of their certainties.
Viking Adult * 9780670022847
On Sale the Week of August 15th in Paperback
BLOODY CRIMES: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Chase for Jefferson Davis by James L. Swanson
The saga that began with MANHUNT continues as James Swanson masterfully weaves together stories of two fallen leaders as they make their final journeys through the bloody landscape of a wounded nation.
Harper Perennial * 9780061233791
BULLS ISLAND: A Lowcountry Tale by Dorothea Benton Frank
It has been years since Elizabeth “Betts” McGee has returned to her once-adored Bulls Island in the Carolina lowcountry. Will her estranged family welcome her with open arms?
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062073228
HOLLYWOOD: A Third Memoir by Larry McMurtry
HOLLYWOOD is Larry McMurtry’s account of the foibles and eccentricities of the movie industry as seen through the eyes of a man who enjoyed the work and the paychecks but never allowed himself to be overcome by the glitz and glamour of the industry.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439159965
AN IMPARTIAL WITNESS: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd
In 1917, Bess Crawford is charged with escorting a convoy of severely wounded soldiers from the trenches of France to England. She finds herself entangled in a case of secrets and deadly betrayal in which another life hangs in the balance.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780061791796
THE IRRESISTIBLE HENRY HOUSE by Lisa Grunwald
Henry House comes of age after an unusual start to his life as the “practice baby” for the home economics program at an all-women’s college in the 1950s.
Random House * 9780812973228
POWER DOWN by Ben Coes
When terrorists struck the West’s largest off-shore oil field in a massive, coordinated attack, they didn’t count on the survival of crew chief Dewey Andreas. An ex-Army Ranger and Delta, Andreas survives the blast…but his battle has only just begun.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9780312580759
WICKED APPETITE by Janet Evanovich
In the hope of hunting down relics representing the Seven Deadly Sins, Diesel latches on to pastry chef Lizzy Tucker and charms his way through Salem --- only to be thwarted by his criminal mastermind cousin.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9780312383350
YOU DON’T SWEAT MUCH FOR A FAT GIRL: Observations on Life from the Shallow End of the Pool by Celia Rivenbark
From the bestselling author of YOU CAN'T DRINK ALL DAY IF YOU DON'T START IN THE MORNING comes another collection of hilarious observations that will resonate with women, mothers and girlfriends everywhere.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9780312614201
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