October 11, 2011
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of October 10th and October 17th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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On Sale the Week of October 10th in Hardcover
AS THE PIG TURNS: An Agatha Raisin Mystery by M. C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin accompanies her former protegée and current rival in the private detection racket, Toni, to a pig roasting. But as the rotary spit is placed over a bed of fiery charcoals and the pig is carried toward its final resting place, Agatha realizes that things are not as they seem...
Minotaur Books * 9780312387020
THE BEST OF ME by Nicholas Sparks
When two former high school sweethearts are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446547659
A DUBLIN STUDENT DOCTOR: An Irish Country Doctor Novel by Patrick Taylor
Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly is a pugnacious general practitioner in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo. In his new novel, Patrick Taylor turns back the clock to give us a portrait of the young Fingal --- and show us the pivotal events that shaped the man he would become.
Forge Books * 9780765326737
FENWAY 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year by Glenn Stout
In anticipation of its 100th anniversary, here's the untold story of how Fenway Park was born and the remarkable first season ever played there.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547195629
THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Eugenides
With devastating wit and an abiding understanding of and affection for his characters, Jeffrey Eugenides revives the motivating energies of the Novel, while creating a story so contemporary and fresh that it reads like the intimate journal of our own lives.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374203054
MY SONG: A Memoir by Harry Belafonte and Michael Shnayerson
As both an artist and an activist, Harry Belafonte has touched the lives of countless men and women. With MY SONG, he has found yet another way to entertain and inspire us.
Knopf * 9780307272263
SNUFF: A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett
In this 38th entry to the esteemed Discworld canon, the beloved Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is taking a vacation. But this is Discworld, where nothing goes as planned --- and hilarious adventure ensues.
Harper * 9780062011848
A THOUSAND LIVES: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown by Julia Scheeres
A THOUSAND LIVES follows the experiences of five Peoples Temple members who went to Jonestown. Julia Scheeres drew from thousands of recently declassified FBI documents and audiotapes, as well as rare videos and interviews, to piece together a compelling history of the doomed camp.
Free Press * 9781416596394
THE WANDERING FALCON by Jamil Ahmad
Set in the forbidding remote tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan, THE WANDERING FALCON is an unforgettable portrait of a world of custom and compassion, of love and cruelty, of hardship and survival, a place fragile, unknown and unforgiving.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594488276
On Sale the Week of October 10th in Paperback
BOUND by Antonya Nelson
Oliver, an aging entrepreneur, is on his third marriage, and has an even younger mistress. Catherine, his wife, suddenly learns she's been named guardian of a teenage girl she's never met. Meanwhile, a serial killer who haunted Catherine’s adolescence has unexpectedly reemerged.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781608192991
EVERYTHING WE EVER WANTED by Sara Shepard
Sylvie finds her life upended by a late-night phone call from the headmaster of the prestigious private school where her adopted son Scott teaches. Allegations of Scott's involvement in a hazing scandal throw the entire family into chaos.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062080066
SWEET VALLEY CONFIDENTIAL: Ten Years Later by Francine Pascal
Iconic and beloved identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are back and all grown up, dealing with the complicated adult world of love, careers, betrayal and sisterhood.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9780312667580
WISHES AND STITCHES: A Cypress Hollow Yarn by Rachael Herron
When Naomi Fontaine moves to Cypress Hollow to fulfill her dream of practicing small-town medicine, she can’t seem to fit in --- until handsome Rig Keller arrives to take over half of her practice, and instantly charms her.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061841323
BEING POLITE TO HITLER by Robb Forman Dew
After teaching and raising her family in post-World War II America for most of her life, Agnes Scofield is tired of the routine. But how, at 51, can she establish an identity apart from what has so long defined her?
Back Bay Books * 9780316018753
On Sale the Week of October 17th in Hardcover
THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
Gaby Summerhill announces to her four children that she's getting married this Christmas --- and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day. But the wedding isn't Gaby's only surprise --- she has another gift for her children, and it could change all their lives forever.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316097390
BONNIE by Iris Johansen
With the help of her beloved Joe Quinn and CIA agent Catherine Ling, Eve Duncan has come closer than ever to finding out the truth surrounding the disappearance of her daughter. But the deeper she digs, the more she realizes that Bonnie’s father is a key player in solving this monstrous puzzle.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312651220
DAMNED by Chuck Palahniuk
This is the afterlife as only Chuck Palahniuk could imagine it: a twisted inferno where The English Patient plays on endless repeat, roaming demons devour sinners limb by limb, and the damned interrupt your dinner from their sweltering call center to hard-sell you Hell.
Doubleday * 9780385533027
DOUBLE DEXTER by Jeff Lindsay
Dexter Morgan is not pleased to discover that someone is shadowing him, observing him and copying his methods. Dexter is not one to tolerate displeasure; in fact, he has a knack for extricating himself from trouble in his own pleasurable way.
Doubleday * 9780385532372
ED KING by David Guterson
In Seattle, 1962, Walter Cousins, a mild-mannered actuary, makes the biggest error of his life --- he sleeps with Diane, his children's au pair. Diane gets pregnant and leaves their baby on a doorstep, but not before turning the tables on Walter and setting in motion a tragedy of epic proportions.
Knopf * 9780307271068
THE INFERNALS by John Connolly
John Connolly's latest novel centers on a boy and his dog and their journey to escape the wrath of demons.
Atria Books * 9781451643084
THE LADY OF RIVERS by Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory weaves witchcraft, passion and adventure into the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses.
Touchstone * 9781416563709
THE MAID: A Novel of Joan of Arc by Kimberly Cutter
Kimberly Cutter combines fact and fiction to bring the legend of Joan of Arc to life in this riveting historical novel.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547427522
MY LONG TRIP HOME: A Family Memoir by Mark Whitaker
An award-winning journalist sets out to trace the story of what happened to his parents, a fascinating but star-crossed interracial couple, and arrives at a new understanding of the family dramas that shaped their lives --- and his own.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451627541
NANJING REQUIEM by Ha Jin
The award-winning author of WAITING and WAR TRASH returns to his homeland in a searing new novel that unfurls during one of the darkest moments of the 20th century: the Rape of Nanjing.
Pantheon * 9780307379764
TRIANGLES by Ellen Hopkins
In this first adult novel by the bestselling author of the Crank trilogy, three female friends face midlife crises in a no holds-barred exploration of sex, marriage and the fragility of life.
Atria Books * 9781451626339
VAN GOGH: The Life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith
Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith have accessed a wealth of previously untapped materials to produce this heartbreaking portrait of creative genius Vincent van Gogh.
Random House * 9780375507489
ZONE ONE by Colson Whitehead
In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead.
Doubleday * 9780385528078
WEST BY WEST: My Charmed, Tormented Life by Jerry West and Jonathan Coleman
For the first time, the legendary Jerry West tells his story --- from his tough childhood in West Virginia, to his 40-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and his relationships with NBA legends like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316053495
WHY READ MOBY-DICK? by Nathaniel Philbrick
Nathaniel Philbrick skillfully navigates Herman Melville's world and illuminates MOBY-DICK's humor and unforgettable characters --- finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times.
Viking Adult * 9780670022991
On Sale the Week of October 17th in Paperback
THE ATHENA PROJECT by Brad Thor
Part of a top-secret, all-female counterterrorist program codenamed The Athena Project, four of Delta’s best and brightest women are about to undertake one of the nation’s deadliest assignments.
Pocket Star * 9781439192979
DJIBOUTI by Elmore Leonard
In search of bigger challenges, documentary filmmaker Dara Barr arrives in Djibouti with her right-hand man, six-foot-six, 72-year-old African American seafarer Xavier LeBo, to film modern-day pirates hijacking merchant ships. But almost no one here is who he claims to be.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061735219
OOGY: The Dog Only a Family Could Love by Larry Levin
In 2002, the Levin family had to put their beloved cat to sleep. What began as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen --- disfigured from lifelong abuse --- ran up to them and captured their hearts.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446546300
THE PRIEST'S GRAVEYARD by Ted Dekker
Bosnian immigrant and priest Danny Hansen must confront powerful, hypocritical men --- and when he meets Renee Gilmore, the frail victim of one such man, both of their lives are thrown dangerously off-course.
Center Street * 9781455504008
A RED HERRING WITHOUT MUSTARD: A Flavia De Luce Novel by Alan Bradley
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce has her fortune told by a soothsayer, only to discover her later, bludgeoned almost to death. The soothsayer may have abducted a local child years ago. Could the two crimes be connected?
Bantam * 9780385343466
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