November 15, 2011
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of November 14th and November 21st that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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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
On Sale the Week of November 21st in Hardcover
THE IMPOSSIBLE DEAD by Ian Rankin
A major inquiry into a neighboring police force sees Malcolm Fox and his colleagues cast adrift, unsure of territory, protocol, or who they can trust.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316039772
BEST FRIENDS, OCCASSIONAL ENEMIES: The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Scottoline Serritella
From the New York Times bestselling writing team comes a hilarious new collection of essays that observe life from a mother/daughter perspective.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312651633
DEAD LAST by James W. Hall
In award-winning author James W. Hall's latest thriller, the reclusive Thorn must confront an assassin whose victims and methods are taken directly from the script of a popular TV show.
Minotaur Books * 9780312607326
DEAD MAN'S GRIP by Peter James
Carly Chase is still traumatized 10 days after being in a fatal traffic accident that kills a student from Brighton University. Then, she learns that the drivers of the two other vehicles involved have been found tortured and murdered --- and she could be next.
Minotaur Books * 9780312642839
EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
On the way back from a trip to Hawaii, her dream vacation-turned-nightmare, Stephanie Plum is roped into a complex case when her seatmate on the flight is found dead in a garbage can after the L.A. layover --- and she alone may hold critical evidence.
Bantam * 9780345527714
LIFE UPON THESE SHORES: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008 by Henry Louis Gates
Informed by the latest, sometimes provocative scholarship and including more than 700 images, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. gives us a sumptuously illustrated landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama.
Knopf * 9780307593429
MICRO by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston
MICRO follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company --- only to find themselves physically transformed and cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.
Harper * 9780060873028
THE THIRD REICH by Roberto Bolano
On vacation in a small town in Spain, German war games champion Udo Berger and his girlfriend meet another couple, Charly and Hanna, who introduce them to a band of locals. But when Charly disappears late one night, Udo’s life is thrown into upheaval --- and a game of Third Reich may have dangerously real consequences.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux * 9780374275624
On Sale the Week of November 21st in Paperback
THE SHERLOCKIAN by Graham Moore
When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, The Baker Street Irregulars, he never imagines he's about to be thrust onto the hunt for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: Arthur Conan Doyle’s missing diary, which may explain why Doyle decided to kill off his hero.
Twelve * 9780446572583
ALTAR OF BONES by Philip Carter
Cryptic dying words from a murdered homeless woman in present-day San Francisco unlock a decades-buried secret. Now a pair of ruthless assassins is sent to cut the few living "loose ends." And a young woman on the run encounters a determined man with his own connected past and vengeful agenda.
Pocket Books * 9781439199299
AUTUMN: DISINTEGRATION by David Moody
It’s been 40 days since the world died, and the dead are roaming the Earth. Two very different small groups of people have survived against all odds, and when a series of horrific events forces them together, all hell breaks loose.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9780312570019
COLD SHOT TO THE HEART by Wallace Stroby
Career-criminal Crissa Stone has always been meticulous about her work. But now her mentor, and lover, is up for parole; an illegal card game and a professional hit man may provide the solution Crissa needs.
Minotaur Books * 9780312552725
THE DOLL: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier
A collection of 13 stories written by Dame Daphne du Maurier before she was 23 years old, THE DOLL is a valuable part of the author's body of work, and explores the evolution of the images, themes and concerns that informed her later work --- particularly romance gone awry.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062080349
THE HOLY THIEF by William Ryan
In 1936, Stalin’s Great Terror is beginning in Moscow. In a deconsecrated church, a young woman is found dead, her mutilated body displayed on the altar for all to see. Captain Alexei Korolev investigates, and finds himself in a dark Soviet underworld.
Minotaur Books * 9780312552695
THE HYPNOTIST by Lars Kepler
In the frigid clime of Tumba, Sweden, a gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate. The killer is still at large, and there’s only one surviving witness --- the boy whose family was killed before his eyes.
Picador * 9781250007582
KHAN: EMPIRE OF SILVER: A Novel of the Khan Empire by Conn Iggulden
The Great Khan is dead --- and his vast empire, forged through raw courage, tactical brilliance and indomitable force, hangs in the balance. Now, with the sons of Genghis Khan maneuvering for supremacy, the very qualities that united the fierce Mongol tribes threaten to tear them apart.
Bantam * 9780385344258
THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES by Jean M. Auel
Jean M. Auel continues the story of Ayla and Jondalar and their little daughter Jonayla. Now, Ayla is pursuing the fascinating knowledge and power of the Zelandoni, led by the charismatic First Among Those Who Served the Mother of the Zelandoni of the Ninth Cave.
Bantam * 9780553289435
THE PRINTMAKER'S DAUGHTER by Katherine Govier
This evocative tale of 19th-century Tokyo tells of one of the world’s great unknown artists: Oei, the mysterious daughter of master printmaker Hokusai, painter of the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.
Harper Perennial * 9780062000361
QUINN by Iris Johansen
As a former Navy SEAL turned cop, Joe Quinn has seen the face of evil. When he first met Eve Duncan, he never expected to fall in love in the midst of her tragedy. As their search takes them deep into a web of murder and madness, Joe and Eve must test their resolve to uncover the bone-chilling truth.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9780312651275
TICK TOCK by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
A rash of horrifying crimes tears through the city, throwing it into chaos. Immediately, it becomes clear that they are not the work of an amateur, but of a calculating, efficient and deadly mastermind. The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, whose involvement in the case turns his entire life upside down.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446584333
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