August 16, 2011
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of August 15th and August 22nd that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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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 Books * 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
A jury gathers in Manhattan to select a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack. Their fraught deliberations complete, the jurors open the envelope containing the anonymous winner’s name --- and discover he is an American Muslim.
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 Trade Paperbacks * 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
On Sale the Week of August 22nd in Hardcover
ANATOMY OF A DISAPPEARANCE by Hisham Matar
From the author of IN THE COUNTRY OF MEN comes a portrait of a young man's long struggle to reckon with the wounds left by his father's unsolved vanishing.
The Dial Press * 9780385340441
THE BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC by Julie Otsuka
Julie Otsuka’s long-awaited follow-up to WHEN THE EMPEROR WAS DIVINE is a tour de force of economy and precision, a novel that tells the story of a group of young women brought over from Japan to San Francisco as "picture brides" nearly a century ago.
Knopf * 9780307700001
A DECADE OF HOPE: Stories of Grief and Endurance from 9/11 Families and Friends by Dennis Smith
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. But among the memorials, political speeches and news editorials, the most pressing consideration --- and often the most overlooked --- is the lives and well-being of the 9/11 first responders, their families, and the victims' families over the past decade.
Viking Adult * 9780670022939
FLASH AND BONES by Kathy Reichs
Kathy Reichs --- No. 1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the FOX television hit "Bones" --- returns with a riveting new novel set in Charlotte, North Carolina, featuring forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan.
Scribner * 9781439102411
THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Former homicide detective Carl Morck is put in charge of handling Copenhagen's cold cases and, to his surprise, finds the case of a missing politician that he is determined to solve.
Dutton Adult * 9780525952480
THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Victoria Jones has a gift for flowers that helps changes the lives of others, even as she struggles to overcome her own past.
Ballantine Books * 9780345525543
THE MEASURE OF THE MAGIC: Legends of Shannara by Terry Brooks
In this concluding volume of a two-book series set in the prehistory of Shannara, the survivors of the Great Wars must face unimaginable challenges when their sanctuary is discovered.
Del Rey * 9780345484208
THE MOST DANGEROUS THING by Laura Lippman
Set once again in the well-wrought environs of Lippman’s beloved Baltimore, THE MOST DANGEROUS THING is the shadowy tale of a group of onetime friends forced to confront a dark past they’ve each tried to bury following the death of one of their number.
William Morrow * 9780061706516
RAFA by Rafael Nadal and John Carlin
RAFA, written with award-winning journalist John Carlin, covers tennis superstar Rafael Nadal's childhood, growth as a player, and his remarkable career.
Hyperion * 9781401324513
YOSSARIAN SLEPT HERE: When Joseph Heller Was Dad, the Apthorp Was Home, and Life Was a Catch-22 by Erica Heller
CATCH-22 author Joseph Heller's daughter, Erica, writes a spirited and utterly charming memoir about growing up amidst her father's literary fame, her parents' explosive divorce, and her delightfully eccentric upbringing.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439197684
On Sale the Week of August 22nd in Paperback
DEAD ZERO: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel by Stephen Hunter
This thriller plunges deep into the world of high-tech national security and is the latest mission for veteran sniper Bob Lee Swagger --- who may have finally met the only man who can outshoot him.
Pocket Star * 9781439138663
THE FALSE FRIEND by Myla Goldberg
The bestselling author of BEE SEASON has written a complex psychological drama with a simple setup: two 11-year-old girls, best friends and fierce rivals, go into the woods. Only one comes out…
Anchor * 9780307390707
THE GOOD DAUGHTERS by Joyce Maynard
Ruth and Dana were born on the same day, in the same small New Hampshire hospital. Different in nearly every way, the two share a need to make sense of who they are.
Harper Perennial * 9780061994326
A HIDDEN AFFAIR by Pam Jenoff
Ten years ago, U.S. State Department intelligence officer Jordan Weiss’s life was turned upside down. She draws closer to finding some answers, but will the truth be too devastating to handle, or finally set her free?
Washington Square Press * 9781416590729
THE REVERSAL by Michael Connelly
Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder.
Vision * 9780446556750
WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE by Sally Koslow
As four women wrestle with the challenges of love and motherhood, this high-five to sisterhood will leave you certain that close friends can never be replaced.
Ballantine Books * 9780345506238
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