July 17, 2012
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of July 16th and July 23rd that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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On Sale the Week of July 16th in Hardcover
THE COLLECTIVE by Don Lee
An aspiring writer, a beautiful fledgling painter, and another would-be novelist become best friends in college. As adults, they reunite as the 3AC --- the Asian American Artists Collective --- until a racially-tinged controversy hits the headlines. Long after the 3AC has disbanded, Eric reflects on these events as he tries to make sense of Joshua’s recent suicide.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393083217
CLOSE YOUR EYES by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
The FBI doesn’t usually consult with music therapists, but Kendra Michael has perfected the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory and tactile cues from the world around her. Former FBI agent Adam Kyle is a notorious master manipulator, skillfully handing criminals and colleagues alike. But now he needs Kendra’s help to find her ex, who may have run directly into the path of a serial killer.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312611613
CREOLE BELLE: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke
Tee Jolie Melton, a young woman with a troubled past, visits Dave Robicheaux in a recovery unit in New Orleans and leaves him an iPod with the country blues song “My Creole Belle” on it. Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the vivid memory of Tee Jolie. When he learns that her sister has turned up dead inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf, he believes that putting the evils of the past to rest is more urgent than ever before.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451648133
EARTH UNAWARE: The First Formic War by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto, when its telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system. El Cadavor has a variety of other problems, so worrying about an alien ship doesn’t seem important. But in fact, it’s the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. The first Formic War is about to begin.
Tor Books * 9780765329042
THE FALLEN ANGEL by Daniel Silva
Called on to investigate the death of a beautiful woman in Rome, Gabriel Allon fights against police who have already ruled her death a suicide and the Vatican’s “don’t ask too many questions” rule to uncover the truth. But along the way, he must also penetrate a criminal smuggling network and encounter an old enemy plotting revenge that puts himself and those he holds dear on the razor’s edge of danger.
Harper * 9780062073129
HAVE MOTHER, WILL TRAVEL: A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World by Claire Fontaine and Mia Fontaine
Claire and Mia, a mother-daughter duo, each face a defining moment in their lives, and are determined to transform themselves and their relationship. Claire wants to shed her identity as her daughter’s savior, and Mia needs to get over her role as recovery’s poster child and learn how to navigate the world. To accomplish these goals, the two embark on a 20-city 12-country tour that will include mishaps, mayhem, laughter and unexpected joys.
William Morrow * 9780061688393
LEADER OF THE PACK: An Andy Carpenter Novel by David Rosenfelt
Andy Carpenter is a lawyer who never forgets his clients. So when he gets a phone call from Joey Desimone, a man convicted of murder nine years ago who he always believed was innocent, Andy figures he owes him one. This is how Andy finds himself visiting Joey’s elderly uncle at his rest home. Is it possible that the old man holds the key to Joey’s freedom?
Minotaur Books * 9780312648046
THE PAINTED BRIDGE by Wendy Wallace
Anna Palmer has just become Lake House’s newest patient upon her husband's recommendation. Lake House is a private asylum for genteel women of a delicate nature, but Anna isn’t crazy and sets out to prove it with the help of some allies. At Lake House, though, no one is quite truly what they appear to be, and Anna finds the line between madness and sanity thinning.
Scribner * 9781451660821
THE SANDCASTLE GIRLS by Chris Bohjalian
THE SANDCASTLE GIRLS, Chris Bohjalian's 15th book, is a spellbinding tale that travels between Aleppo, Syria, in 1915 and Bronxville, New York, in 2012 --- a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author’s Armenian heritage, a subject his legions of fans have been asking him to write about for years.
Doubleday * 9780385534796
SHINE SHINE SHINE by Lydia Netzer
Sunny Mann has masterminded a life for herself and her family in a quiet Virginia town. But when a fender bender on an average day sends her coiffed blonde wig sailing out the window, her secret is exposed. As her facade begins to unravel, we discover the singular world of Sunny, an everywoman searching for the perfect life, and Maxon, an astronaut on his way to colonize the moon.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250007070
STRONG VENGEANCE: A Caitlin Strong Novel by Jon Land
Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong finds herself investigating the murder of the oil-rig crew that had found the wreckage of the Mother Mary, a slave ship that once carried invaluable treasure. The crew uncovered something beneath the surface of the sea that was connected to a terrorist attack about to be launched by a mad American-born cleric who has recruited an army of homegrown terrorists. Caitlin now must find the connection between the secret treasures of the Mother Mary and the terrorists.
Forge Books * 9780765330994
TIGERS IN RED WEATHER by Liza Klaussmann
Nick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sun-bleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha's Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House. However, after the Second World War, their lives start to crack. When Helena's children discover the victim of a brutal murder, it causes everyone's lives to unravel.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316211338
THE TRUST by Norb Vonnegut
When Palmer Kincaid is found dead, the apparent victim of an accidental drowning, stockbroker Grove O’Rourke assumes control over his company. The Palmetto Foundation takes money from philanthropists and funnels their funds into the charities of their wishes. But then O’Rourke receives the shocking news that the funding of a new sex superstore is coming from the most unlikely source: the Catholic Fund.
Minotaur Books * 9781250003898
WHEN IN DOUBT, ADD BUTTER by Beth Harbison
Gemma Craig has spent her career as a private chef taking care of other people. Everyone relies on her, even while she goes home alone each night and feasts on cereal and quick meals. But when life takes an unexpected turn on a road Gemma always thought was straight and narrow, she must face her past and learn to move in ways she never imagined.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312599096
KILL DECISION by Daniel Suarez
Linda McKinney, a myrmecologist, and Odin, a secretive Special Ops soldier, team up to slow the advance of drones programmed to seek, identify and execute targets without human intervention. As forces even McKinney and Odin don’t understand begin to gather, and death rains down from above, it may already be too late to save humankind from destruction at the hands of our own technology.
Dutton Adult * 9780525952619
THE RENEGADES by Tom Young
A Taliban splinter group, Black Crescent, is shooting medical workers, downing helicopters, slaughtering anyone who dares to accept aid. It’s up to Lieutenant Colonel Michael Parson and his Afghan aircrews to try to figure out how to strike back. But they’re short of supplies, men, experience and information --- and meanwhile the terrorists seem to be nowhere…and everywhere.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158469
On Sale the Week of July 16th in Paperback
BOND GIRL by Erin Duffy
Alex Garrett has always dreamed of conquering the high-powered world of Wall Street. And though she's prepared to fight her way into an elitist boys' club, she quickly realizes she's in over her head. No matter. She's determined to make it in bond sales at Cromwell Pierce, one of the Street's most esteemed brokerage firms.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062065902
CITY OF SECRETS by Kelli Stanley
In this sequel to the critically-acclaimed CITY OF DRAGONS, Pandora Blake is murdered at San Francisco's 1940 World's 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 * 9781250007483
THE GAP YEAR by Sarah Bird
Cam's daughter, Aubrey, has been the center of her life since her husband left to join a cult when Aubrey was a toddler. Aubrey's senior year brought wrenching changes, though. As Cam suffers the resulting disconnection with her daughter, Aubrey also narrates her perspective of the year that changed everything.
Gallery Books * 9781451678765
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 four-year-old daughter in grave danger. Coburn has come to their house to retrieve it --- at any cost.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455501496
THE LOST ANGEL by Javier Sierra
In approximately 72 hours, an elusive Middle Eastern terrorist group plans to end the world. Convinced they are the descendants of angels, they believe this act will return them to heaven. Central to their plan is the kidnapping of Martin Faber, an undercover American scientist who holds an extraordinary secret. Martin’s only hope for survival is his young wife, Julia Alvarez --- a woman born with a rare psychic gift.
Atria Books * 9781451632804
LOST MEMORY OF SKIN by Russell Banks
The Kid is a former sex offender trying to make a new life for himself living under a Miami causeway with a group of fellow social miscreants. When a local college professor approaches the Kid and members of his shanty town, things get interesting. The Professor may not be who he claims to be, and his intentions will make the Kid question everything he ever believed in.
Ecco * 9780061857645
REUNION by Lauraine Snelling
Keira Johnson discovers a life-jarring fact her late mother kept hidden all her life. Kiera was born out of wedlock, and the man she had always known as her father had adopted her as an infant. Meanwhile, Keira's niece, Kirsten, has just discovered an unwanted pregnancy. As the family comes together for a reunion, Keira and Kirsten struggle with their fractured pasts and jumbled present.
FaithWords * 9780892969098
THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT: A Raleigh Harmon Novel by Sibella Giorello
After the FBI suspends her for bending its rules, Special Agent Raleigh Harmon is looking for a chance to redeem her career and re-start her life. Being sent undercover to a thoroughbred horse track to see who's fixing the races might just be it. With mere days before the season ends, she races to find out the truth, but this might be more trouble than she bargained for.
Thomas Nelson * 9781595545367
THEM OR US by David Moody
The war that has torn the human race apart is nearing its end. Both Hater and Unchanged alike struggle to survive, and hundreds of Hater fighters have settled on the East Coast in the abandoned remains of a town under the command of Hinchcliffe ---- who will stop at nothing to eradicate the last few Unchanged and consolidate his position at the top of this new world order.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250008381
TIDEWATER INN: The Hope Beach Series, Book 1 by Colleen Coble
Inheriting a beautiful old hotel on the Outer Banks could be a dream come true for Libby. However, this dream come true soon becomes a nightmare when she realizes the only way she can afford the upkeep is to sell it to developers. Worse still, her best friend and business partner has been kidnapped before her eyes, and she is under suspicion for the crime. Can Libby prove her innocence and save the inn? Or will she lose it all?
Thomas Nelson * 9781595547811
On Sale the Week of July 23rd in Hardcover
BLACK LIST by Brad Thor
Somewhere, deep inside the United States government, is a deadly list, and only the president has the final say over it. Once your name is on the list, it doesn’t come off…until you’re dead. Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath’s name to the list. Scot races to evade the teams sent to kill him and find out who has framed him for terrorism.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781439192986
BROKEN HARBOR by Tana French
Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy plays by the book and plays hard, which is what puts the biggest case of the year into his hands. On one of the half-built, half-abandoned “luxury” developments that litter Ireland, Patrick Spain and his two young children are dead. But Broken Harbor holds memories for Scorcher, and working this case could resurrect something he thought he had tightly under control.
Viking Adult * 9780670023653
BURIED ON AVENUE B by Peter de Jonge
In hopes of finding the body of a lowlife who fell off the grid 17 years ago, the NYPD instead finds the skeleton of a 10-year-old boy, buried ceremoniously with a comic book, a CD, some pot and booze. NYPD Detective Darlene O’Hara is tasked with a case that takes her from New York’s Lower East Side to the more sordid corners of Sarasota, Florida, where she must solve the murder of this child.
Harper * 9780061373558
FRIENDS FOREVER by Danielle Steel
Five children meet on the first day of kindergarten. In the years that follow, they become friends and more than friends. Together, they will find strength, meet challenges, face life’s adventures, endure loss, face stark realities, and open their hearts. In her latest novel, Danielle Steel traces their unforgettable journey as three boys and two girls discover the vital bonds that will last a lifetime.
Delacorte Press * 9780385343213
JUDGMENT CALL: A Brady Novel of Suspense by J. A. Jance
When her daughter, Jenny, stumbles across the body of her murdered high school principal, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady is caught in the difficult middle between being an officer of the law and a mother. The search for justice will lead to her own door and will reveal secrets no parent wants to hear. Joanna will be forced to face the possibility that her perfect daughter may shockingly be more --- and less --- than she seems.
William Morrow * 9780061731167
THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by Rachel Joyce
Harold Fry lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. But one day, a letter comes for him from a women who he hasn't seen in 20 years. Queenie is dying and writing to say goodbye. Harold decides to walk 600 miles to see her, believing that if he walks, Queenie will live. Thus Harold begins an incredible emotional and physical journey.
Random House * 9780812993295
WHERE WE BELONG by Emily Giffin
Marian Caldwell, a 36-year-old television producer, is living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and a satisfying relationship, Marian has everyone convinced that her life is going just the way she wants it to be. But when Kirby Rose, an 18-year-old with a key to Marian’s past, shows up on her doorstep, everything Marian has worked so hard to keep secret pours out.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312554194
On Sale the Week of July 23rd in Paperback
THE BOOK OF TOMORROW by Cecelia Ahern
In a modern gothic dusted with a liberal amount of magic, a diary that can prophesy 16-year-old Tamara Goodwin's future shakes up her present after she and her mother must leave their luxurious life to rough it in a gatehouse in the remote Irish countryside.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061706318
CHARLOTTE MARKHAM AND THE HOUSE OF DARKLING by Michael Boccacino
During an outing in the forest, Charlotte Markham, a recently hired governess, and the young Darrow boys whom she’s looking after find themselves crossing over into The Ending, the place for the Things That Cannot Die, where Lily Darrow, the boy’s mother, has been waiting. She invites them into the House of Darkling, a dangerous place filled with enchantment and mystery. When they all become trapped in the house, Charlotte learns the price you pay to save those you love.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062122612
HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Danielle Steel
It's anything but a Happy Birthday for Valerie Wyatt, queen of gracious entertaining; April Wyatt, Valerie's daughter and top-notch restaurateur; and Jack Adams, retired NFL star. But after their lives intersect in a shocking way, happiness may be just around the corner....
Dell * 9780440243342
A SIMPLE THING by Kathleen McCleary
When Susannah Delaney decides her over-scheduled East Coast kids have had enough, she takes them to remote and rustic Sounder Island to live for a year. She hopes to save her children from the risks they’ve encountered at home, and to come to terms with her own haunted past. When she meets Betty Pavalak, who is harboring her own secrets, the two embark on an unlikely friendship that ignites a journey of self-discovery and that brings them both home to what they love most.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062106230
SLEEPWALKER by Karen Robards
At 27, Detroit cop Micayla Lange has it all together. But a chance event on New Year's Eve changes her life forever when she stumbles across incriminating evidence regarding a close family friend and goes on the lam with the sexiest thief she has ever encountered.
Pocket Books * 9781439183731
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