August 23, 2011
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of August 22nd and August 29th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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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
On Sale the Week of August 29th in Hardcover
THE CUT by George Pelecanos
Veteran Spero Lucas becomes entangled in a world of amorality and violence when he takes a job recovering stolen property for a high-profile crime boss.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316078429
KILL ME IF YOU CAN by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
After discovering a duffel bag filled with diamonds, poor art student Matthew Bannon becomes the target of the Ghost, the world's greatest assassin.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316097543
40 LOVE by Madeleine Wickham
A weekend tennis party becomes a hilarious, wicked study of modern marriage for four very different couples of varying economic, social and interest levels as together they encounter two days of anger, shock, revelations, romance and more.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9780312562755
A BITTER TRUTH: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd
Trying to help a woman in distress, World War I nurse and accidental sleuth Bess Crawford learns that no good deed goes unpunished.
William Morrow * 9780062015709
THE BURNING by Jane Casey
A determined young police constable goes it alone against an enigmatic killer and her bosses in a series debut for fans of Sophie Hannah and Tana French.
Minotaur Books * 9780312614171
HEARTWISHES: An Edilean Novel by Jude Deveraux
Gemma Ranford wants the job cataloging the documents of the Frazier family so much that she is ready to do battle to get it. What she didn't expect to find is references to the Heartwishes Stone --- believed by most to be pure legend --- and said to grant wishes to anyone named Frazier.
Atria * 9781439108000
IN MY TIME: A Personal and Political Memoir by Dick Cheney
Former Vice President Dick Cheney tells the story of his life and the nearly four decades he has spent at the center of American politics and power.
Threshold Editions * 9781439176191
THE LEFTOVERS by Tom Perrotta
Tom Perrotta returns to the familiar suburban territory he’s visited in novels like LITTLE CHILDREN with a thoughtful look at what the world might feel like to ordinary people left behind after a Rapture-like event.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312358341
NORTHWEST ANGLE by William Kent Krueger
With his family in the crosshairs of a brutal killing organization, Detective Cork O'Connor must uncover the murder of a young girl.
Atria * 9781439153956
ONLY TIME WILL TELL by Jeffrey Archer
This introductory novel in The Clifton Chronicles takes us from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War, when Harry Clifton must decide whether to take up a place at Oxford or join the navy and go to war with Hitler's Germany.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312539559
SALVAGE THE BONES by Jesmyn Ward
A family in the rural South braces for a massive storm while contending with the issues of race, class and wealth under their own roof.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781608195220
THE STRANGER YOU SEEK by Amanda Kyle Williams
Ex-FBI profiler Keye Street is given her last shot to help catch a serial killer who has eluded police for years --- one who has now taken a terrifyingly personal interest in Keye.
Bantam * 9780553808070
A TRICK OF THE LIGHT: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny
"Hearts are broken," Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. "Sweet relationships are dead." But now Lillian herself is dead. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Sûreté du Québec, is called to the tiny Quebec village, where nothing is as it seems.
Minotaur Books * 9780312655457
TRAIN DREAMS by Denis Johnson
Robert Grainer is a day laborer in the American West at the start of the 20th century --- an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this strange new world.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374281144
UNMEASURED STRENGTH by Lauren Manning
When a wall of flame at the World Trade Center burned more than 80 percent of her body, Lauren Manning began a 10-year journey of survival and rebirth that tested her almost beyond human endurance.
Henry Holt and Company * 9780805094633
WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GO TO WAR by Karl Marlantes
Karl Marlantes takes a deeply personal and candid look at what it is like to experience the ordeal of combat, critically examining how we might better prepare our soldiers for war. He weaves riveting accounts of his own combat experiences in Vietnam with thoughtful analysis and self-examination.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802119926
WHERE YOU LEFT ME by Jennifer Gardner Trulson
This is an extraordinary account of the events of September 11, 2001, and their aftermath by Jennifer Gardner Trulson, whose husband (the love of her life), a top executive at Cantor Fitzgerald, was killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center, leaving her behind along with two small kids.
Gallery * 9781451621426
On Sale the Week of August 29th in Paperback
ACT OF DECEIT: A Harlan Donnally Novel by Steven Gore
This first book in a series plunges former San Francisco homicide detective Harlan Donnally into a deadly morass of murder, sex trafficking, and church corruption as he seeks the dark truth about the death of a sister of a dying friend.
Harper * 9780062025067
AMERICAN ASSASSIN by Vince Flynn
As action-packed, fast-paced and brutally realistic as it gets, this page-turner from Vince Flynn shows readers how it all began. Behind the steely gaze of the nation’s ultimate hero is a young man primed to become an American assassin.
Pocket * 9781416595199
BY NIGHTFALL by Michael Cunningham
At the heart of BY NIGHTFALL is a trio of conflicted characters in modern-day New York City: an art dealer, his wife, and her troubled and drug-addicted younger brother who is staying with them temporarily.
Picador * 9780312610432
CALL ME IRRESISTIBLE by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Lucy Jorik is the daughter of a former president of the United States. Meg Koranda is the offspring of legends. One of them is about to marry Mr. Irresistible.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062076168
CITY OF DRAGONS by Kelli Stanley
All Miranda Corbie wants is justice. From Chinatown tenements, to a tattered tailor's shop in Little Osaka, to a high-class bordello draped in Southern Gothic, she shakes down her city seeking the truth.
Minotaur Books * 9780312668792
THE EMPEROR'S TOMB by Steve Berry
Justice Department operative Cotton Malone has just begun his most harrowing adventure to date --- one that offers up astounding historical revelations, pits him against a ruthless ancient brotherhood, and sends him to one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world.
Steve Berry's first ever eBook original story, THE BALKAN ESCAPE, is now available in print as an Exclusive Bonus Additon to the paperback edition of THE EMPEROR'S TOMB.
Ballantine Books * 9780345505507
FALL OF GIANTS: Book One of the Century Trilogy by Ken Follett
From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, FALL OF GIANTS takes readers into the inextricably entangled fates of five families.
NAL Trade * 9780451232571
THE FINAL RECKONING by Sam Bourne
Based on the true story of a group of Holocaust survivors who sought revenge for Nazi crimes, THE FINAL RECKONING is an atmospheric, emotionally engaging and twisting thriller that moves at light speed from first page to last.
Harper * 9780061875786
THE GIRL WITH THE STURGEON TATTOO: A Parody by Lars Arffssen
Lars Arffssen delivers a hilarious --- and gripping --- parody of the bestselling novels by Stieg Larsson.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9780312610500
HEAVEN'S FURY by Stephen Frey
Paul must race to find a murderer before a massive winter storm leaves his town cut off from the outside world…and at the mercy of a remorseless killer.
Pocket * 9781416549680
IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS: A Father Tim Novel by Jan Karon
In the second novel of Jan Karon’s series, Father Tim and Cynthia travel to Ireland to do genealogical research and discover family secrets.
Penguin * 9780143119913
LOST EMPIRE: A Fargo Adventure Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood
Through Tanzania and Zanzibar, into the rainforests of Madagascar, and across the Indian Ocean to Indonesia, the Fargos and their ruthless opponents pursue the hunt for an artifact’s secret --- but only one can win.
Berkley * 9780425243619
ON THE LINE: A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novel by S. J. Rozan
When a modified voice informs that his occasional partner, Lydia Chin, has been kidnapped, P.I. Bill Smith is sent on a high-stakes chase. In order to keep her alive, he has to play the kidnapper’s elaborate game. But when the first move sends him to a corpse, Bill finds himself running from the police.
Minotaur Books * 9780312609245
THE ORACLE OF STAMBOUL by Michael David Lukas
Raised by her doting father and her stern, resentful stepmother, Eleonora spends her early years daydreaming and doing housework --- until the moment she teaches herself to read, and her father recognizes that she is a prodigy.
Harper Perennial * 9780062012104
THE PERFECT LOVE SONG: A Holiday Story by Patti Callahan Henry
Jimmy Sullivan has been living on the road with his brother, Jack, and his band. Without a place to call home, Jimmy and Jack lead a nomadic life filled with music and anonymous cities.
Vanguard Press * 9781593156732
PORT MORTUARY: A Scarpetta Novel by Patricia Cornwell
The world's bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell presents an extraordinary novel in which Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could ruin her professionally --- and personally.
Berkley * 9780425243602
VELVA JEAN LEARNS TO FLY by Jennifer Niven
Velva Jean hits the road to pursue her dream of singing at the Grand Ole Opry. But after a string of auditions, she begins to lose hope --- until her brother pays her a surprise visit and treats Velva Jean to a flying lesson that ignites a brand-new dream: to become a female pilot.
Plume * 9780452297401
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