March 27, 2012
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of March 26th and April 2nd that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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On Sale the Week of March 26th in Hardcover
GUILTY WIVES by James Patterson and David Ellis
Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous and sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Little did any of them know that they all would be arrested and accused of the foulest crime imaginable. Now the vacation of a lifetime becomes the fight of a lifetime --- for survival.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316097567
THE SUGAR FROSTED NUTSACK by Mark Leyner
High above the bustling streets of Dubai, in the world's tallest and most luxurious skyscraper, reside the gods and goddesses of the modern world, who have wreaked mischief and havoc on mankind. Ike Karton, an unemployed butcher from New Jersey, is their current obsession.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316608459
BETRAYAL by Danielle Steel
In Danielle Steel’s thrilling new novel, a renowned film director confronts an act of unimaginable treachery --- and the first devastating blow will not be the last.
Delacorte Press * 9780385343190
BLOOD IN THE WATER: A Gregor Demarkian Novel by Jane Haddam
Martha Heydrich is the stay-at-home wife of a very rich husband, and is rumored to be having an affair with a local teenager. One morning she seemingly vanishes from her house, and later that night her husband Arthur returns home to find the pool house ablaze.
Minotaur Books * 9780312644345
DOLLED UP FOR MURDER: A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery by Jane K. Cleland
Josie Prescott shows a doll collection to Alice Michaels of the local investment community. Moments later, Josie watches in horror as Alice is shot and killed. Josie discovers that the dolls hold secrets that will uncover the truth behind Alice’s murder.
Minotaur Books * 9781250001849
EDGE OF DARK WATER by Joe R. Lansdale
May Lynn, once a pretty girl who dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star, is now dead. Sue Ellen, her strong-willed teenage friend, sets out to dig up May Lynn's body, burn it to ash, and take those ashes to Hollywood to spread around. But Sue Ellen has some stolen money that her enemies will do anything to get back.
Mulholland Books * 9780316188432
ELEGY FOR EDDIE: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear
Maisie Dobbs takes on her most personal case yet: a twisting investigation into the brutal killing of a street peddler that will take her from the working-class neighborhoods of her childhood into London’s highest circles of power.
Harper * 9780062049575
THE LAND OF DECORATION by Grace McCleen
Persecuted at school for her beliefs and struggling with her distant, devout father at home, 10-year-old Judith McPherson finds solace and connection in a model in miniature of the Promised Land that she has constructed in her room from collected discarded scraps --- the Land of Decoration.
Henry Holt and Company * 9780805094947
THE MEMORY OF BLOOD: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery by Christopher Fowler
For the crew of the New Strand Theatre, the play The Two Murderers seems less performance than prophecy when a cast party ends in the shocking death of the theater owner’s son. The crime scene is most unusual, even for Bryant and May. In a locked bedroom without any trace of fingerprints or blood, the only sign of disturbance is a gruesome life-size puppet of Mr. Punch laying on the floor.
Bantam * 9780345528636
THE NEW REPUBLIC by Lionel Shriver
Lionel Shriver's new novel teases out the intimate relationship between terrorism and cults of personality, explores what makes certain people so magnetic, and reveals the deep frustrations of feeling overshadowed by a life-of-the-party who may not even be present.
Harper * 9780062103321
NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT by Nadine Gordimer
Steve and Jabulile is an interracial couple living in a newly, tentatively, free South Africa. There is nothing so extraordinary about their lives, and yet, in telling their story and the stories of their friends and families, Nadine Gordimer manages to capture the tortured, fragmented essence of a nation struggling to define itself post-apartheid.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux * 9780374222642
THREE A.M. by Steven John
THREE A.M., a startling debut from Steven John, is a harrowing speculative thriller about what happens when one man asks too many questions about the devastated world around him and finds the horror beneath the haze.
Tor Books * 9780765331168
THE UNRULY PASSIONS OF EUGENIE R. by Carole DeSanti
Eugénie R., born in France’s foie gras country, follows the man she loves to Paris, but soon finds herself marooned, pregnant and penniless. She gives birth to a daughter she is forced to abandon and spends the next 10 years fighting to get her back.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547553092
WHEN YOU ARE DOWN TO NOTHING, GOD IS UP TO SOMETHING: Discovering Divine Purpose and Provision When Life Hurts by Robert A. Schuller
Based on personal experience from his own dark periods of life, Robert A. Schuller shares with readers what he learned God was up to --- in his relationships, health, finances and emotional life --- explaining finally how he found that, in even the most difficult moments, there is reason to trust in God.
FaithWords * 9780446580991
A SURREY STATE OF AFFAIRS by Ceri Radford
Constance Harding's comfortable corner of Surrey is her own little piece of heaven. Naturally, things turn disastrous rather quickly. And she's about to learn that her perfect home conceals a scandal that would make the vicar blush.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670023424
WHEREVER I WIND UP: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball by R.A. Dickey
An English Lit major at the University of Tennessee, Major League pitcher R.A. Dickey is as articulate and thoughtful as any professional athlete in any sport --- and proves it page after page, as he provides fresh and honest insight into baseball and a career unlike any other.
Blue Rider Press * 9780399158155
BLESSING YOUR GROWN CHILDREN: Affirming, Helping, and Establishing Boundaries by Debra Evans
Being a parent of an adult child is a delicate balance of loving and accepting the child while maintaining healthy boundaries. Both parents and grown kids have many adjustments to make as the child separates from the parents’ control. With this book, parents will learn to move forward into a new type of relationship with their kids.
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. * 9781589974791
CHOOSE JOY: Because Happiness Isn't Enough by Kay Warren
In CHOOSE JOY, acclaimed author and Christian leader Kay Warren shares the path to experiencing soul-satisfying joy no matter what you're going through. Joy is deeper than happiness, lasts longer than excitement, and is more satisfying than pleasure and thrills.
Revell * 9780800721725
On Sale the Week of March 26th in Paperback
LEAVING SOPHIE DEAN by Alexandra Whitaker
Adam and Sophie Dean's good-enough marriage could easily have lasted forever. But Adam succumbs to pressure from his mistress to leave Sophie, and Sophie has a revelation: unless she leaves him in the family home in the role of primary caregiver, he'll have a severely diminished role in the lives of their two sons.
5 Spot * 9780446583947
THE AMERICAN HEIRESS by Daisy Goodwin
Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the 20th century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash --- whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts' --- suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham and married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9780312658663
ATTACHMENTS by Rainbow Rowell
Written with whip-smart precision and charm, ATTACHMENTS is a strikingly clever and deeply romantic debut about falling in love with the person who makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Even if it's someone you've never met.
Plume * 9780452297548
BAREFOOT SEASON: A Blackberry Island Novel by Susan Mallery
Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside, she’s still the wounded girl who fled home years ago. A young army vet, Michelle returns to the quaint Blackberry Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war. Instead, she finds the owner’s suite occupied by the last person she wants to see.
Mira * 9780778313380
THE BONE YARD: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson Bass
When a Florida forensic analyst asks Bill Brockton, a researcher on human decomposition, to investigate her sister’s death, he gets more than he bargained for. Bones turn up in the panhandle, leading them to ruins of a reformatory, where they find several shallow graves. They soon discover that the ghosts of the past can have a deadly effect on the present.
Harper * 9780061807046
BREAKING SILENCE by Linda Castillo
The Slabaugh family are model Amish farmers, but when the parents and an uncle are found dead in their barn, the autopsy indicates foul play. Having grown up Amish, Kate is determined to bring the killer to justice. She searches for the link between the mounting Amish crimes and uncovers a dark secret at work beneath the placid surface of this idyllic community.
Minotaur Books * 9781250001580
THE BRIDE'S HOUSE by Sandra Dallas
From the New York Times bestselling author of WHITER THAN SNOW and PRAYERS FOR SALE comes a novel about the secrets and passions of three generations of women who have all lived in the same Victorian home called the Bride's House.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250008275
A DEATH IN SUMMER by Benjamin Black
On a sweltering summer afternoon, newspaper tycoon Richard Jewell --- known to his many enemies as Diamond Dick --- is discovered with his head blown off by a shotgun blast. But is it suicide or murder? For help with the investigation, Detective Inspector Hackett calls in his old friend Quirke, who has unusual access to Dublin's elite.
Picador * 9781250002501
THE DEVIL COLONY: A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins
Could the founding of the United States of America be based on a fundamental lie? The shocking truth lies hidden within the ruins of impossibility --- a lost colony of the Americas vanished in time and cursed into oblivion. Sigma Force must unravel the secret of the Devil Colony and save the world from cataclysm.
Harper * 9780061785658
DRAWING CONCLUSIONS: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon
Late one night, Commissario Guido Brunetti is called away from dinner to investigate the death of a widow in her apartment. Though there are some signs of a struggle, the medical examiner rules that she died of a heart attack. It seems there is nothing for Brunetti to investigate. But he can’t shake the feeling that something, or someone, may have triggered her heart attack.
Penguin * 9780143120643
ELIZABETH I by Margaret George
There seems to be no end to the fascination and continued appeal surrounding Queen Elizabeth I, the elusive monarch whose motives we still wonder about 500 years after she's gone. Margaret George delves deeply into Elizabeth's thoughts and struggles, giving audiences a striking vision of England's commanding queen and the monarchy that birthed the Golden Age of England.
Penguin * 9780143120445
EMILY AND EINSTEIN: A Novel of Second Chances by Linda Francis Lee
Emily Barlow believes that her marriage to Sandy Portman is a happy one. But when Sandy dies in a car accident, she finds out that the fairy tale she let herself believe in was far from the truth. While working through her grief, she learns that the man she loved was not even someone she knew.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9780312382193
FEAST DAY OF FOOLS by James Lee Burke
When alcoholic ex-boxer Danny Boy Lorca witnesses a man tortured to death in the desert and reports it, Sheriff Hackberry Hollan's investigation leads to the home of Anton Ling, a regal, mysterious Chinese woman whom the locals refer to as La Magdalena and who is known for sheltering illegals.
Pocket Books * 9781451675337
GRACE by T. Greenwood
Thirteen-year-old Trevor Kennedy has endured bullying at school for as long as he can remember. But where Trevor once silently tolerated the jabs and name-calling, now anger surges through him in ways he's powerless to control. Only Crystal, a store clerk dealing with her own loss, sees the deep fissures in the Kennedy family --- in the haunting photographs Trevor brings to be developed.
Kensington * 9780758250926
IRON HOUSE by John Hart
At the Iron Mountain Home for Boys, orphaned Julian survives only because his older brother, Michael, is fearless and fiercely protective. Decades later, Michael is an enforcer in New York’s world of organized crime. But when he revisits the place he was born and the brother he lost so long ago, he will encounter a whole new level of danger.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250007018
THE MORNING STAR by Andre Schwarz-Bart
Acclaimed French novelist and Holocaust survivor Andre Schwarz-Bart’s last novel, discovered after his death, begins in the year 3000, in the aftermath of nuclear war. Combining fact, myth, folktale and fantasy, the plot spans several thousand years, weaving the heroic tale of the Jewish people from Abraham, to the Holocaust and its extermination camps, and into the future.
Overlook TP * 9781590207345
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.
Signet * 9780451236357
THE TAKER by Alma Katsu
A woman covered in blood with no obvious injuries is brought into the emergency room of a small hospital in Maine. Believing she may be in shock, the on-call doctor keeps her for observation. When she begins to tell the doctor about her life, it makes him wonder if what he’s hearing is true or an incredible tale woven by a potential murderer.
Gallery Books * 9781439197066
TERRIFIED by Kevin O'Brien
To save her abducted son, Megan Keeler must put herself at the mercy of a maniac. Is Glenn a cold-blooded killer determined to destroy her world piece by piece, or is the truth even more twisted? Megan thought she knew fear, but her nightmare is only beginning...
Pinnacle * 9780786021383
TURN OF MIND by Alice LaPlante
In Alice LaPlante's masterful, haunting debut novel, a former surgeon suffering from dementia becomes the primary suspect in the murder of her best friend and neighbor.
Grove Press * 9780802145901
WHO SHOT THE WATER BUFFALO? by Ken Babbs
Lieutenants Tom Huckelbee and Mike Cochran make an unlikely pair of officers training to be helicopter pilots in Vietnam. Their only aim is to get through this disorienting war without losing their minds.
Overlook TP * 9781590207338
WINGED OBSESSION: The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler by Jessica Speart
One of the world's most beautiful endangered species, butterflies are as lucrative as gorillas, pandas and rhinos on the black market. In this cutthroat $200 million business, no one was more successful --- or posed a greater ecological danger --- than Yoshi Kojima, the kingpin of butterfly smugglers.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061772443
YOU'RE NEXT by Gregg Hurwitz
Mike Wingate seems to have it all in Gregg Hurwitz's latest nail-biter --- a devoted wife, a beautiful daughter, a growing company --- until shadowy figures from his past begin emerging and force him to protect his family at any cost.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9781250005892
SATORI by Don Winslow
It’s 1951, and the Korean War is raging. Nicholai Hel is a master of hoda korosu --- or "naked kill" --- and he’s acutely attuned to danger. He’s spent the last three years in solitary confinement, but now the CIA needs him. The Americans are willing to offer Hel freedom, money and a neutral passport, but only if he kills the Soviet commissioner to China.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446561914
A PERFECT SQUARE: A Shipshewana Amish Mystery by Vannetta Chapman
When a dead girl is found floating in a local pond, Reuben, the brother of Deborah’s best friend’s fiancé, is thrown in jail as the prime suspect. Though innocent, Reuben refuses to divulge any information, leaving Deborah and Callie to uncover the truth behind the tragedy that has rocked the quiet Amish community.
Zondervan * 9780310330448
THE BUCK STOPS HERE: Million Dollar Mysteries by Mindy Starns Clark
When Callie learns that Tom, the man she loves, is somehow connected to the man who killed her late husband, she confronts him. But Tom doesn’t tell her anything, citing his involvement in the National Security Agency. Deprived of answers, Callie throws herself into the most important mystery she has ever attempted to solve.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736929608
THE DISCOVERY by Dan Walsh
When literary giant Gerard Warner dies, he leaves his Charleston estate to his grandson, Michael. As he settles in to write his own first novel, Michael discovers an unpublished manuscript his grandfather had written --- something he'd kept hidden from everyone but clearly intended Michael to find.
Revell * 9780800719814
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: Place of Refuge Series, Book 1 by Amy Wallace
In a quiet town with a thriving Mennonite community, police officer Ashley Walters finds her way of life challenged by the Plain people, prompting her to find the faith she left behind and realize the simple truth that it’s God who overcomes the world, not her.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736947312
A LEADER AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART: 15 Ways to Lead with Strength by Jim George
Jim George provides a survey of God’s priorities for leaders as exhibited in the life of Nehemiah, an influential and effective example in biblical times.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736937009
PROPHET: Books of the Infinite, Book 1 by R. J. Larson
Ela Roeh of Parne doesn't understand why her beloved Creator, the Infinite, wants her to become His prophet. Yet after experiencing His presence, she can't imagine living without Him. Determined to follow the Infinite's voice, Ela accepts the sacred vinewood branch and is sent to bring the Infinite's word to a nation torn apart by war.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764209710
On Sale the Week of April 2nd in Hardcover
MAKING BABIES: Stumbling into Motherhood by Anne Enright
In MAKING BABIES, Anne Enright offers a new kind of memoir: an unapologetic look at the very personal experience of becoming a mother. With a refreshing no-nonsense attitude, Enright opens up about the birth and first two years of her children’s lives.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393078282
THE BEGINNER'S GOODBYE by Anne Tyler
Anne Tyler gives readers a wise, haunting and deeply moving new novel in which she explores how a middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances --- in their house, on the roadway, in the market.
Knopf * 9780307957276
THE BIG CAT NAP: The 20th Anniversary Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beloved Mrs. Murphy mystery series, Rita Mae Brown and her intrepid feline co-author, Sneaky Pie Brown, return with a charming claw-biting tale starring Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen. This time, Harry and her menagerie throw a wrench into the gears of a killer of grease monkeys.
Bantam * 9780345530448
BLOOM: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected: A Memoir by Kelle Hampton
When Kelle Hampton learned she was pregnant with her second child, she and her husband were ecstatic. But when her new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, Kelle knew instantly that something was wrong. She was certain that Nella had Down syndrome --- a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed.
William Morrow * 9780062045034
THE BOOK OF MADNESS AND CURES by Regina O'Melveny
Gabriella Mondini is a rarity in 16th-century Venice: a woman who practices medicine. Then her father disappears and Gabriella faces a crisis: she is no longer permitted to treat her patients, women who need her desperately, without her father's patronage. So she sets out across Europe to find where --- and why --- he has gone.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316195836
BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT: The Inspirational Story of a Blind Prodigy, a Life-Threatening Illness, and an Unexpected Gift by Scott MacIntyre with Jennifer Schuchmann
In BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT, the first-ever disabled finalist on "American Idol," Scott MacIntyre, shares his inspiring story of being a musical and academic prodigy who prevails over life-threatening obstacles to become a pop sensation.
Thomas Nelson * 9780849947216
CAPITOL MURDER by Phillip Margolin
Private investigator Dana Cutler and lawyer Brad Miller are forced by a terrorist attack on a football stadium --- and by the escape of EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE’s convicted serial killer Clarence Little --- to follow a sinister trail of lies, treachery and betrayal into an unexpected new arena: the U.S. Congress.
Harper * 9780062069887
DAMN YANKEES: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team edited by Rob Fleder
With their rich history and colorful cast of characters, the Yankees never fail to inspire or provoke. In this exciting compendium, some of today's most acclaimed writers --- including Pete Dexter, Colum McCann, Roy Blount Jr., Dan Barry, Jane Leavy, Charles P. Pierce, J. R. Moehringer, Daniel Okrent, Frank DeFord, Bill James, and many more --- step up to the plate to take their cuts.
Ecco * 9780062059628
DEAR DAUGHTER: The Best of the Dear Leta Letters by Heather Armstrong
Heather Armstrong first wrote to her daughter when Leta was just eight weeks old. For the next five years, Heather wrote a letter every month, capturing the ups and downs of motherhood and chronicling the milestones and surprises of their lives together.
Gallery Books * 9781451661415
DEATH COMES SILENTLY: A Death on Demand Mystery by Carolyn Hart
Annie Darling enlists the help of her husband, Max, to piece together a puzzle involving an overturned kayak, a stolen motorboat, a troubled love affair, and a reckless teenager. And she must tread carefully in her investigation, because a killer is on the loose, and that killer works well in the foggy days of winter.
Berkley Hardcover * 9780425245705
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR...FORGIVE: Learn How To Take Control of Your Life Through Forgiveness by Joyce Meyer
Anger is responsible for broken relationships, sleepless nights, high blood pressure and ulcers, and it destroys friendships, marriages and families. In her latest book, Joyce Meyer delves into the important process of forgiving, explaining its positive impact on the roots, the forms and the results of anger.
FaithWords * 9780446547277
DRIVING MR. YOGI: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift by Harvey Araton
This is the story of how a unique friendship between a pitcher and catcher is renewed every year. It started in 1999, when Yogi Berra was reunited with the Yankees after a long self-exile, the result of being unceremoniously fired by George Steinbrenner 14 years before. A reconciliation meant Berra would attend spring training again, and Ron Guidry befriended “Mr. Yogi” instantly.
Houghton Mifflin * 9780547746722
GYPPED: A Regan Reilly Mystery by Carol Higgins Clark
PI Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, are in Los Angeles where Jack is attending a business conference. After the meeting, they plan to vacation in California. But then Regan gets in touch with a friend, Zelda, who suspects she is being gypped by her business manager who had her invest in a new line of vitamins.
Scribner * 9781439170311
HARBOR NOCTURNE by Joseph Wambaugh
When Dinko Babich, a young longshoreman, delivers Lita Medina, a young Mexican dancer, from the harbor to a Hollywood nightclub, their lives are forever changed, as their love develops among the myriad cops and criminals who occupy the harbor.
Mysterious Press * 9780802126108
HOUSE OF THE HUNTED by Mark Mills
Mark Mills follows AMAGANSETT, THE SAVAGE GARDEN and THE INFORMATION OFFICER with HOUSE OF THE HUNTED, a story of betrayal, love, and the inescapable pull of the past as an ex-spy finds himself drawn back into his treacherous former life.
Random House * 9781400068197
IMPERFECT: An Improbable Life by Jim Abbott and Tim Brown
On an overcast September day in 1993, Jim Abbott took the mound at Yankee Stadium and threw one of the most dramatic no-hitters in Major League history. The game was the crowning achievement in an unlikely success story, unseen in the annals of professional sports. In IMPERFECT, the one-time big league ace retraces his remarkable journey.
Ballantine Books * 9780345523259
THE LIFEBOAT by Charlotte Rogan
In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying Grace Winter and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316185905
THE LIMPOPO ACADEMY OF PRIVATE DETECTION: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (13) by Alexander McCall Smith
Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a repeated dream: a vision of a tall, strange man who waits for her beneath an acacia tree. But she’s far too busy to worry about it. Mma Potokwane has been dismissed from her post as matron at the orphan farm. Can the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency help restore the beloved matron to her rightful position?
Pantheon * 9780307378408
THE LOST YEARS by Mary Higgins Clark
Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from the Vatican library in the 15th century, it was assumed to be lost forever. But on the eve before his own murder, he confides to Father Aiden O’Brien, a family friend, that one of those whom he trusted most is determined to keep it from being returned to the Vatican.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451668865
MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA PRESENTS VENGEANCE edited by Lee Child
When a different kind of justice is needed --- swift, effective and personal --- a new type of avenger must take action. VENGEANCE features new stories by bestselling crime writers including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane and Karin Slaughter, as well as some of today's brightest rising talents.
Mulholland Books * 9780316176347
NOCTURNAL by Scott Sigler
Homicide detective Bryan Clauser keeps having dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco. As he and his longtime partner, Lawrence “Pookie” Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that the victims are all enemies of a seemingly ordinary young boy --- a boy who is gripped by the same dreams that haunt Bryan.
Crown * 9780307406347
PARIS IN LOVE: A Memoir by Eloisa James
In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. PARIS IN LOVE chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Random House * 9781400069569
A PERFECT GENTLEMAN: A Muslim Boy Meets the West by Imran Ahmad
At the age of one, Imran Ahmad moved from Pakistan to London, growing up torn between his Islamic identity and his desire to embrace the West. Join Imran in his lifelong struggle against corruption and injustice, and as he grapples with some of Life's most profound questions.
Center Street * 9781455508495
THE RED BOOK by Deborah Copaken Kogan
Clover, Addison, Mia and Jane were roommates at Harvard until their graduation in 1989. Twenty years later, their lives are in free fall. Like all Harvard grads, they’ve kept abreast of one another via the red book, which contains brief autobiographical essays by fellow alumni. But there’s the story we tell the world, and then there’s the real story, as these former classmates will learn during their 20th reunion weekend.
Voice * 9781401340827
SACRE BLEU: A Comedy d'Art by Christopher Moore
In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Two skeptical friends of his vow to discover the truth about his untimely death. Their quest will lead them on a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late 19th-century Paris.
William Morrow & Company * 9780061779749
THE SHOEMAKER'S WIFE by Adriana Trigiani
At the turn of the last century, when Ciro catches the local priest in a scandal, he is banished from his village and sent to hide in America as an apprentice to a shoemaker in Little Italy. Without explanation, he leaves a bereft Enza behind. Soon, Enza's family faces disaster and she, too, is forced to go to America with her father to secure their future.
Harper * 9780061257094
SIDNEY SHELDON'S ANGEL OF THE DARK by Tilly Bagshawe
It was LAPD detective Danny McGuire's first big murder case. Andrew Jakes, an elderly multimillionaire art dealer, was brutally murdered in his Hollywood home, his lifeless body tied to his naked young wife, who had been raped and beaten. Now, 10 years later, Danny is in France and happier than he's ever been. Until he meets Andrew Jakes's estranged son, Matt Daley.
William Morrow * 9780062073419
THUNDER AND RAIN by Charles Martin
Despite his strong moral compass, third generation Texas Ranger Tyler Steele has trouble seeing his greatest weakness. But when Samantha and her daughter Hope, on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation, enter his life, Ty realizes he must confront his true weaknesses if he wants to become the man he needs to be.
Center Street * 9781455503988
THE WOMAN WHO WASN'T THERE: The True Story of an Incredible Deception by Robin Gaby Fisher and Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr.
Tania Head’s astonishing account of her experience on September 11, 2001 transformed her into one of the great victims and heroes of that tragic day. But there was something very wrong with Tania’s story --- a terrible secret that would break the hearts and challenge the faith of all those she claimed to champion.
Touchstone * 9781451652086
On Sale the Week of April 2nd in Paperback
THE FORGOTTEN WALTZ by Anne Enright
Gina Moynihan remembers her affair with "the love of her life," Seán Vallely, while awaiting the arrival of Seán's fragile, 12-year-old daughter, Evie --- the complication, and gravity, of this second life.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393342581
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Seth Grahame-Smith
Seth Grahame-Smith follows up his bestselling PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES with another piece of speculative fiction that blends horror with literary classics. In this case, we are presented with an alternate history of President Abraham Lincoln and the secret life he led as a hunter of vampires.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455510177
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MRS. TOM THUMB by Melanie Benjamin
Melanie Benjamin, author of ALICE I HAVE BEEN, shines a dazzling spotlight on another fascinating female figure whose story has never fully been told: a woman who became a 19th-century icon and inspiration --- and whose most daunting limitation became her greatest strength.
Bantam * 9780385344166
BAD DOG (A LOVE STORY) by Martin Kihn
The fur flies in this charming memoir, as author Martin Kihn discovers that his dog’s behavior isn’t the only thing troubling his marriage. In order to save both his pet and his wife, he must first save himself.
Vintage * 9780307477460
BEST STAGED PLANS by Claire Cook
Sandy Sullivan is a professional home stager in the Boston suburbs, so getting rid of her own house, remaking it for the market, and downsizing should be a breeze. But nothing is ever as easy as it seems.
Voice * 9781401341855
THE CAPTAIN: The Journey of Derek Jeter by Ian O'Connor
Ian O'Connor draws on extensive reporting and unique access to Derek Jeter that has spanned some 15 years to reveal how a biracial kid from Michigan became New York's most beloved sports figure and the enduring symbol of the steroid-free athlete.
Mariner Books * 9780547747606
CHASING FIRE by Nora Roberts
Rowan Tripp has smoke jumping in her blood. Her father is a Missoula, Montana legend, and she's been fighting fires since her 18th birthday. This year's rookie crop of jumpers is one of the strongest ever --- and hotshot Gulliver Curry is one of the best. But when a dark presence lashes out at Rowan, she knows she shouldn’t complicate things with Gull.
Jove * 9780515150636
THE DELTA SOLUTION by Patrick Robinson
THE DELTA SOLUTION, the third thriller in Patrick Robinson’s Mack Bedford series, is an action-packed novel dealing with the Somali pirates operating off the southerly reaches of the lawless East African republic on the Indian Ocean.
Vanguard Press * 9781593157111
THE DOVEKEEPERS by Alice Hoffman
In 70 CE, 900 Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on a mountain in the Judean desert, Masada. Two women and five children are believed to have survived. Based on this, Alice Hoffman weaves a tale of four extraordinary women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path.
Scribner * 9781451617481
THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
A mesmerizing, moving and elegantly written debut novel, THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past.
Ballantine Books * 9780345525550
THE LONG GOODBYE: A Memoir by Meghan O'Rourke
What does it mean to mourn today, in a culture that has largely set aside rituals that acknowledge grief? After her mother died of cancer at the age of 55, Meghan O’Rourke found that nothing had prepared her for the intensity of her sorrow.
Riverhead Trade * 9781594485664
THE LOVE OF MY YOUTH by Mary Gordon
As teenagers, Miranda and Adam began a love affair that endured through college only to end in a painful betrayal. When a mutual friend brings them together in present-day Rome, they haven't seen each other in more than three decades. The two embark on daily walks, reconnecting in the heart of this beautiful city, which still holds passionate memories.
Anchor * 9780307390325
NOW YOU SEE HER by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
A successful lawyer and loving mother, Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the life she's built in New York --- including lying to everyone, even her daughter, about her past. But when an innocent man is framed for murder, she knows that she can't let him pay for the real killer's crimes.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446574709
SIXKILL: A Spenser Novel by Robert B. Parker
As always, Spenser will stick with an investigation and do the right thing even after he's been fired and warned off the case, no matter what the legal consequences or danger to himself. Acting on behalf of a dead girl found in the suite of nasty Hollywood actor Jumbo Nelson, Spenser finds himself on the wrong side of some very powerful and unpleasant players.
Berkley * 9780425246900
SLIP & FALL by Nick Santora
Faced with a struggling practice, a pregnant wife, and a sister in trouble, Robert Principe realizes the white-collar world isn't as easy as he thought. He needs money. Fast. Desperate, he approaches his wiseguy cousin Jackie with an insurance scheme. The scheme works well --- too well.
Mulholland Books * 9780316176446
SWIM BACK TO ME: Stories by Ann Packer
In this emotional collection, characters are shattered and remade by loss. A wife struggles to make sense of her husband’s disappearance; a mother mourns her teenage son through his favorite music; and a woman reflects on the year her family collapsed.
Vintage * 9781400079735
AN UNCOMMON GRACE by Serena Miller
Military nurse Grace Connor and pacifist Levi Troyer are thrown together when she comes to his family’s rescue and saves his mother’s life. A deep attraction develops --- even though a relationship between them is strictly forbidden.
Howard Books * 9781451660302
THE WEDDING DRESS by Rachel Hauck
Charlotte Malone is getting married, and she can dress any bride to perfection --- except herself. When she discovers a vintage mint-condition wedding gown in a battered old trunk, Charlotte embarks on a passionate journey to discover the women who wore the gown before her.
Thomas Nelson * 9781595549631
THE WELCOME COMMITTEE OF BUTTERNUT CREEK by Jane Myers Perrine
Upon his arrival, Butternut Creek Christian Church's newly-minted minister is met by a welcome committee led by Miss Birdie and her friend Mercedes, a.k.a. "the Widows." Their first order of business, to educate him on how things should be done, quickly gives way to a campaign to find him a wife.
FaithWords * 9780892969210
THE WILDER LIFE: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure
Wendy McClure is determined to immerse herself in the world of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE author Laura Ingalls Wilder. She retraces the pioneer journey of the Ingalls family --- and whether she's churning butter or sitting in a replica log cabin, McClure comes to understand how Wilder's life and work have shaped our ideas about girlhood and the American West.
Riverhead Trade * 9781594485688
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