November 8, 2011
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of November 7th and November 14th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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On Sale the Week of November 7th in Hardcover
LOVE AND SHAME AND LOVE by Peter Orner
Covering four generations of the Popper family of Chicago, Peter Orner illuminates the countless ways that love both makes us whole and completely unravels us.
Little, Brown & Company * 9780316129398
WHITE TRUFFLES IN WINTER by N. M. Kelby
WHITE TRUFFLES IN WINTER imagines the world of the remarkable French chef Auguste Escoffier, who changed how we eat through his legendary restaurants at the Savoy and the Ritz.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393079999
11/22/63 by Stephen King
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas. President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this tour de force, Stephen King takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.
Scribner * 9781451627282
THE ALLOY OF LAW: A Mistborn Novel by Brandon Sanderson
Fresh from the success of THE WAY OF KINGS, Brandon Sanderson, best known for completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time®, takes a break to return to the world of the bestselling Mistborn series.
Tor Books * 9780765330420
AND SO IT GOES: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life by Charles J. Shields
AND SO IT GOES is the culmination of five years of research and writing --- the first-ever biography of the life of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., a writer who changed the conversation of American literature.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805086935
THE BEAUTY AND THE SORROW: An Intimate History of the First World War by Peter Englund
To create this intimate picture of what World War I was really like, Peter Englund draws from the diaries, journals and letters of 20 individuals, each of whom were in some way shaped by the war.
Knopf * 9780307593863
THE BOY IN THE SUITCASE by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis
When her estranged friend Karin leaves her with a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Red Cross nurse Nina Borg makes a shocking discovery. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the locker is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive.
Soho Crime * 9781569479810
BREAKING POINT by Dana Haynes
Three NTSB experts --- people brought in to help investigate whenever a plane goes down --- find themselves victims and witnesses rather than investigators when the plane they are in crashes.
Minotaur Books * 9780312599898
A BURIAL AT SEA by Charles Finch
Charles Lenox, Member of Parliament, sets sail on a clandestine mission for the government. When an officer is savagely murdered, however, Lenox is drawn toward his old profession, determined to capture another killer.
Minotaur Books * 9780312625085
CATHERINE THE GREAT: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert K. Massie brings us the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at 14 and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful and captivating women in history.
Random House * 9780679456728
A DARK AND LONELY PLACE by Edna Buchanan
For the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Buchanan takes on a novel of romance and suspense in this gripping saga of star-crossed lovers in the Florida of past and present.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439159170
HOT WATER by Erin Brockovich and CJ Lyons
No stranger to balancing an intensely demanding work schedule with the stresses of keeping her family together, AJ Palladino now faces another challenge: she is leaving her young son home with her ailing parents so that she can travel to the site of a new case involving a nuclear power plant in peril.
Vanguard Press * 9781593156848
THE PRAGUE CEMETERY by Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco tells the story of a secret agent who weaves plots, conspiracies, intrigues and attacks, and helps determine the historical and political fate of the Continent.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547577531
THE SISTERS by Nancy Jensen
Growing up in hardscrabble Kentucky in the 1920s, Bertie Fisher and her older sister Mabel have no one but each other --- with perhaps a sweetheart for Bertie waiting in the wings. But on the day that Bertie receives her eighth-grade diploma, good intentions go terribly wrong.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312542702
THE TEMPLE MOUNT CODE by Charles Brokaw
Thomas Lourds, the world's foremost scholar of ancient languages, is contacted by an old friend, Dr. Lev Strauss. A long-lost ancient scripture has been discovered that holds the key to one of the world's greatest treasures, hidden under the legendary Temple Mount. The fate of humankind rests in Lourds's hands. But time is not on his side...
Forge Books * 9780765328717
THE TIME IN BETWEEN by Maria Duenas
At 12, Sira Quiroga sweeps the atelier floors where her single mother works as a seamstress. By her early 20s she has learned the ropes of the business and is engaged to a modest government clerk. But everything changes when two charismatic men burst unexpectedly into her neatly mapped-out life: an attractive salesman and the father she never knew.
Atria * 9781451616880
UNSTUCK IN TIME: A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Novels by Gregory D. Sumner
Gregory Sumner guides us through a biography of 15 of Kurt Vonnegut's best known works to illustrate the quintessential American writer's profound engagement with the "American Dream" in its various forms.
Seven Stories Press * 9781609803490
On Sale the Week of November 7th in Paperback
THE DEVIL: A Jack Taylor Novel by Ken Bruen
After Jack Taylor is denied entry to the U.S., he has what he thinks is a meaningless encounter with an odd stranger on his way back to Galway. But the strange man continues to reappear, and he may be connected to a recent string of murders.
Minotaur Books * 9780312604585
THE IDENTITY MAN by Andrew Klavan
After petty thief John Shannon is wrongly accused of murder, a foreigner who calls himself the Identity Man offers him a new identity and a new life. Shannon can’t resist, but what he thinks is the solution to his fatal problem soon goes disastrously wrong.
Mariner Books * 9780547597195
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT: A Personal Biography by Susan Cheever
Based on extensive research, journals and correspondence, Susan Cheever, a lifelong fan of LITTLE WOMEN and a distinguished author in her own right, recounts the turbulent life of Louisa May Alcott.
Simon & Schuster * 9781416569923
THE METROPOLIS CASE by Matthew Gallaway
An unlikely quartet of troubled strangers is bound together across centuries and continents by the strange and spectacular history of Richard Wagner’s masterpiece opera, Tristan and Isolde.
Broadway * 9780307463432
PATTI LUPONE: A Memoir by Patti LuPone
The legendary Patti LuPone is one of the theater’s most beloved leading ladies. Now she lays it all bare, sharing the intimate story of her life with the humor and outspokenness that have become her trademarks.
Three Rivers Press * 9780307460745
SILVER GIRL by Elin Hilderbrand
When Meredith Delinn loses everything after her husband is caught in an elaborate scam, she goes to Nantucket with her childhood friend to escape. But when someone from her past reemerges, Meredith must come face to face with the life she could have had.
Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books * 9780316099677
THE BRAVE by Nicholas Evans
As a child, Tom Bedford moves to Hollywood with his sister when she falls in love with a suave TV cowboy. But after a shocking act of violence, Tom’s life is destroyed. And when his estranged son is charged with murder years later, he is forced to confront his painful past.
Back Bay Books * 9780316033770
On Sale the Week of November 14th in Hardcover
DEVIL’S GATE: A Kurt Austin Adventure by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
When two ships burst into flames in the same location, Kurt Austin and the rest of the NUMA Special Assignments Team rush to the eastern Atlantic region to investigate --- and find themselves drawn into an African dictator’s complex plot to extort the world’s major nations.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157820
KILL ALEX CROSS by James Patterson
The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316198738
V IS FOR VENGEANCE by Sue Grafton
A spiderweb of dangerous relationships lies at the heart of Sue Grafton's daring new Kinsey Millhone novel.
A Marian Wood Book/Putnam * 9780399157868
THE ANGEL ESMERALDA: Nine Stories by Don DeLillo
Set in Greece, the Caribbean, Manhattan, a white collar prison, and outer space, this is a mesmerizing introduction to Don DeLillo’s iconic voice, from the rich, startling, jazz-infused sentences of his early work to the spare, distilled, monastic language of his later stories.
Scribner * 9781451655841
GABBY: A Story of Courage and Hope by Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly
From one of the most admired and beloved couples in recent American history, GABBY is an extraordinarily moving story of public service, risk-taking, romance --- and the journey toward recovery.
Scribner * 9781451661064
HOW I GOT THIS WAY by Regis Philbin
After five decades in show business --- and nearly 17,000 unforgettable hours on television --- Regis Philbin has a lifetime of stories. In this memoir, he shares stories of his greatest mentors and colleagues, his friends and family, and the defining moments of his life and career.
It Books * 9780062109750
IMPERFECT JUSTICE: Prosecuting Casey Anthony by Jeff Ashton and Lisa Pulitzer
Filled with explosive new information, this is the definitive inside story of the infamous Casey Anthony trial. Prosecutor Jeff Ashton sheds light on the details of the investigation, sharing the real reasons why Anthony was proclaimed innocent --- and why he remains completely convinced of her guilt.
William Morrow * 9780062125323
KBL: KILL BIN LADEN: A Novel Based on True Events by John Weisman
In this pulse-pounding fictional account, John Weisman goes beyond the headlines and worldwide speculation and provides a vivid story --- based on actual events and real-life heroes --- of the breathtaking hunt for the world’s most wanted terrorist, Usama Bin Laden.
William Morrow * 9780062119513
MRS. NIXON: A Novelist Imagines a Life by Ann Beattie
Drawing on a wealth of sources from Life magazine to accounts by Nixon’s daughter, and his doctor, to THE HALDEMAN DIARIES and Jonathan Schell’s THE TIME OF ILLUSION, Ann Beattie reconstructs dozens of scenes in an attempt to see the world from Mrs. Nixon’s point of view.
Scribner * 9781439168714
OUR MAN IN THE DARK by Rashad Harrison
A worker in the civil rights movement becomes an informant for the FBI during the months leading up to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Atria Books * 9781451625752
SHAQ UNCUT: My Story by Shaquille O'Neal with Jackie MacMullan
From growing up in difficult circumstances and getting cut from his high school basketball team to his larger-than-life basketball career, Shaquille O'Neal lays it all out in SHAQ UNCUT.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455504411
On Sale the Week of November 14th in Paperback
FOREIGN BODIES by Cynthia Ozick
FOREIGN BODIES retells the story of Henry James’s classic THE AMBASSADORS but as a photographic negative --- that is, the plot is the same, but the meaning entirely reversed.
Mariner Books * 9780547577494
KAY THOMPSON: From Funny Face to Eloise by Sam Irvin
A multi-threat entertainer, Kay Thompson was a friend, mentor and/or inspiration to Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Tennessee Williams, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Eleanor Roosevelt and countless others. Sam Irvin tells the Eloise author’s fabulous, whirlwind story.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439176542
NARROWS GATE by Jim Fusilli
Jim Fusilli's new novel takes place in the dangerous immigrant neighborhood of Narrows Gate, overlooking the Hudson River. A young neighborhood boy named Sal Benno is pulled into the Mafia, and a complex web of secrets and crime gradually unfolds.
AmazonEncore * 9781612181370
AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY by Steve Martin
Lacey Yeager is prepared to take the NYC art world by storm. Hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders, she charms everyone who crosses her path. Her social ascension parallels the alluring evolution of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446573658
SMOKIN’ SEVENTEEN: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
Dead bodies are showing up on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but Stephanie’s name is on the killer’s list.
Bantam * 9780345527707
THE GOOD DAUGHTER: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life by Jasmin Darznik
Jasmin Darznik tells the shocking story of how her mother’s secret, traumatizing past in Iran was suddenly revealed to her in her early 20s.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446534987
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