September 13, 2011
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of September 12th and September 19th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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On Sale the Week of September 12th in Hardcover
ABUSE OF POWER by Michael Savage
Spanning the globe from Europe and Israel to the back alleys of San Francisco’s Chinatown, a reporter must make the choice between protecting his own life and investigating a terrorist cell whose goal is nothing less than total political control.
St. Martin’s Press * 9780312651619
THE BALLAD OF TOM DOOLEY: A Ballad Novel by Sharyn McCrumb
What began as a fictional re-telling of the historical account of one of the most famous mountain ballads of all time became an astonishing revelation of the real culprit responsible for the murder of Laura Foster.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9780312558178
CITY OF SECRETS by Kelli Stanley
When Pandora Blake is murdered at San Francisco's 1940 World Fair and her body marked with an anti-Semitic slur, Miranda Corbie is soon entangled in a web of deceit and betrayal that is only overshadowed by the threat of impending war.
Minotaur Books * 9780312603618
DRIVING HOME: An American Journey by Jonathan Raban
For more than 30 years, Jonathan Raban has written about people and places in transition or on the margins, about journeys undertaken and destinations never quite reached. Spanning two decades, this collection charts a course through the Pacific Northwest, American history, and current events.
Pantheon * 9780307379917
GODDESS OF VENGEANCE by Jackie Collins
Jackie Collins's fierce heroine Lucky Santangelo is back with a vengeance --- in a novel full of power, passion, revenge, and the raging family dynamics of the Santangelo clan.
St. Martin’s Press * 9780312567460
HERE COMES TROUBLE: Stories from My Life by Michael Moore
A sort of anti-memoir, Michael Moore breaks the autobiographical mode while he presents 20 far-ranging, irreverent vignettes from his own life.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446532242
IT’S HARD NOT TO HATE YOU: A Memoir by Valerie Frankel
In the midst of a health and career crisis, Valerie Frankel uncorks years of pent-up rage, and discovers you don't have to be happy to be happy. You don’t have to love everyone else to like yourself. And that your Bitchy Twin might just be your funniest, most valuable and honest ally.
St. Martin’s Press * 9780312609788
LASSITER by Paul Levine
Eighteen years ago, Jake Lassiter crossed paths with a teenage runaway who disappeared into South Florida’s sex trade. Now he retraces her steps and runs head-on into a conspiracy of Miami’s rich and powerful who would do anything to keep the past as dark as night and silent as the grave.
Bantam * 9780553806748
LIFE ITSELF: A Memoir by Roger Ebert
In this candid, personal history, film critic Roger Ebert chronicles it all: his loves, losses and obsessions; his struggle and recovery from alcoholism; his marriage; his politics; and his spiritual beliefs.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446584975
NEW YORK TO DALLAS: An In Death Novel by J.D. Robb
When a monster named Isaac McQueen --- taken down by Eve Dallas back in her uniform days --- escapes from Rikers, he has two things in mind. One is to pick up where he left off, abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. The other is to get revenge on the woman who stopped him all those years ago.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157783
THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices plastered on lampposts and billboards. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Both playful and seductive, THE NIGHT CIRCUS is a mesmerizing love story for the ages.
Doubleday * 9780385534635
ROBERT B. PARKER’S KILLING THE BLUES: A Jesse Stone Novel by Michael Brandman
When a mysterious figure from Jesse Stone's past arrives in town, memories of his last troubled days as a cop in L.A. threaten his ability to keep order in Paradise --- especially when it appears that the stranger is out for revenge.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157844
TENSION CITY: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to McCain-Obama by Jim Lehrer
From the man widely hailed as “the Dean of Moderators” comes a lively and revealing book that pulls back the curtain on more than 40 years of televised political debate in America.
Random House * 9781400069170
THERE BUT FOR THE by Ali Smith
At a dinner party in the posh London suburb of Greenwich, Miles Garth suddenly leaves the table midway through the meal, locks himself in an upstairs room, and refuses to leave. An eclectic group of neighbors and friends slowly gathers around the house, and the story of Miles is told from the points of view of four of them.
Pantheon * 9780375424090
THE VAULT: An Inspector Wexford Novel by Ruth Rendell
A retired Wexford misses being the law. But a chance meeting in a London street, with someone he had known briefly as a very young police constable, changes everything. Tom Ede is now a Detective Superintendent, and is very keen to recruit Wexford as an adviser on a difficult case.
Scribner * 9781451624083
WIFE-IN-LAW by Haywood Smith
From the bestselling author of THE RED HAT CLUB comes a story about two unlikely friends who never would have imagined they would end up married to the same man.
St. Martin’s Press * 9780312609771
THE WINTERS IN BLOOM by Lisa Tucker
Together for over a decade, Kyra and David Winter are happier than they ever thought they could be. Yet because of their complicated histories, they have always feared that the life they created was destined to be disrupted. And on one perfectly average summer day, it is.
Atria Books * 9781416575405
THE WOMEN OF THE COUSINS’ WAR: The Duchess, The Queen, and the King’s Mother by Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin and Michael Jones
Philippa Gregory and her fellow historians describe the extraordinary lives of the heroines of her Cousins’ Warbooks: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV; and Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII.
Touchstone * 9781451629545
LOVE AND CAPITAL: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution by Mary Gabriel
Drawing upon years of research, acclaimed biographer Mary Gabriel brings to light the story of Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage. We follow them as they roam Europe, on the run from governments amidst an age of revolution and a secret network of would-be revolutionaries.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316066112
CABIN: Two Brothers, a Dream, and Five Acres in Maine by Lou Ureneck
Confronted with the disappointments and knockdowns that can come in middle age, Lou Ureneck decided he needed to build a simple post-and-beam cabin in the woods. Helping him was his younger brother, Paul, which Lou saw as a way to reconnect with their shared history and to rediscover his truest self.
Viking Adult * 9780670022946
THE GRIEF OF OTHERS by Leah Hager Cohen
THE GRIEF OF OTHERS asks how we balance personal autonomy with the intimacy of relationships, how we balance private decisions with the obligations of belonging to a family, and how we take measure of our own sorrows in a world rife with suffering.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594488054
A MAN OF PARTS by David Lodge
H. G. Wells had sexual relations with innumerable women in his lifetime. But in 1944, as he finds himself dying, he returns to the memories of a select group of wives and mistresses.
Random House * 9780670022984
On Sale the Week of September 12th in Paperback
ALL MY LIFE: A Memoir by Susan Lucci
ALL MY LIFE shines a spotlight on “All My Children” star Susan Lucci and reminds us of the power of dreams and how we can find the courage and tenacity to make them come true.
It Books * 9780062061850
BRYANT & MAY OFF THE RAILS: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery by Christopher Fowler
Arthur Bryant and John May --- and their team of proud eccentrics in the Peculiar Crimes Unit --- have been given only one week to hunt down a murderer they’ve already caught once.
Bantam * 9780345528285
CHASING THE SUN: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life by Richard Cohen
In the grand tradition of the scholar-adventurer, acclaimed author Richard Cohen takes us around the world to illuminate our relationship with the star that gives us life.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812980929
THE INNER CIRCLE by Brad Meltzer
Beecher White, a young archivist, spends his days working with the most important documents of the U.S. government. He has always been the keeper of other people's stories, never a part of the story himself. Until now.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446616157
ROSE IN A STORM by Jon Katz
From New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz comes a moving and powerful novel, the first one inspired by life on his celebrated Bedlam Farm --- and perceptively told from the point of view of Rose, a dedicated working dog.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780345502667
A SECRET KEPT by Tatiana de Rosnay
By turns thrilling and seductive, with a lingering effect that is bittersweet and redeeming, A SECRET KEPT is the story of a modern family and the invisible ties that hold it together.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9780312553494
SNAKEWOMAN OF LITTLE EGYPT by Robert Hellenga
Sunny is eager to put her snake handling past behind her, but her new lover Jackson takes a professional interest in the religious ecstasy exhibited by the snakehandlers.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781608193226
THE TASTE OF SALT by Martha Southgate
Award-winning novelist Martha Southgate tells the story of a family pushed to its limits by addiction over the course of two generations.
Algonquin Books * 9781565129252
STILL MIDNIGHT by Denise Mina
On a still night in a quiet suburb of Glasgow, Scotland, three armed men have slipped from a van into a house, demanding a man who is not, and has never been, inside the front door.
Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books * 9780316015646
On Sale the Week of September 19th in Hardcover
COLUMBUS: The Four Voyages by Laurence Bergreen
Along with his 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, Christopher Columbus made three more voyages within the span of only a decade, each designed to demonstrate that he could sail to China within a matter of weeks and convert those he found there to Christianity.
Viking Adult * 9780670023011
DEATH IN THE CITY OF LIGHT: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris by David King
DEATH IN THE CITY OF LIGHT is the gripping, true story of a brutal serial killer who unleashed his own reign of terror in Nazi-Occupied Paris.
Crown * 9780307452894
HABIBI by Craig Thompson
A graphic novel of epic scale, HABIBI tells the story of two slaves whose lives are bound together by circumstance, love, honor and religion.
Pantheon * 9780375424144
LEARNING TO BREATHE: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life by Priscilla Warner Priscilla Warner undertakes a year of committed serious meditation, as well as half-serious samplings of other spiritual and alternative health practices, in order to change her brain and rid her of her extreme anxiety and panic attacks.
Free Press * 9781439181072
LETHAL by Sandra Brown
Accused murderer Lee Coburn claims that Honor Gillette's beloved late husband possessed something extremely valuable that places Honor and her daughter in grave danger. Coburn has come to their house to retrieve it --- at any cost.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455501472
REAMDE by Neal Stephenson
In this high-stakes thriller, a wealthy tech entrepreneur gets caught in the very real crossfire of his own online fantasy war game.
William Morrow * 9780061977961
SON OF STONE: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington is back in New York, and he's looking to stay closer to home and cash in on his partnership at Woodman & Weld. But his former love, Arrington Calder, has other plans for Stone...including introducing him to the child he fathered many years ago.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157653
THE ORCHARD: A Memoir by Theresa Weir
A street-smart city girl must adapt to a new life on an apple farm after she falls in love with Adrian Curtis, the golden boy of a prominent local family whose lives and orchards seem to be cursed.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446584692
On Sale the Week of September 19th in Paperback
DON’T BLINK by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
New York's Lombardo's Steak House is famous for three reasons --- the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police's fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446568845
EVE by Iris Johansen
As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan is driven by the fact that her own daughter was kidnapped years ago. But now, a name from the past resurfaces. Could he be the missing piece to the puzzle that has haunted Eve for years?
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9780312651268
THE RADLEYS by Matt Haig
THE RADLEYS is a moving, thrilling and radiant domestic novel that explores with daring the lengths a parent will go to protect a child, what it costs you to deny your identity, the undeniable appeal of sin, and the everlasting, iridescent bonds of family love.
Free Press * 9781451610338
RED WOLF by Liza Marklund
A journalist is murdered in the frozen white landscape of a northern Swedish town. Annika Bengtzon, a reporter at a Stockholm-based tabloid, was planning to interview him about a long-ago attack against an isolated air base nearby, and now she suspects that his death is linked to that attack.
Washington Square Press * 9781451602074
WHERE ALL THE DEAD LIE by J.T. Ellison
The shot to the head didn't kill Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson. But it will crack her psyche and take her to the very edge. Someone or something is coming after Taylor. But is it dead...or living?
Mira * 9780778312680
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