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September 4, 2012

September 4, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of September 3rd and September 10th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of September 3rd in Hardcover

September 3rd

ZOO by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316097444

September 4th

THE ACCOMPLICE by Charles Robbins
Smarting over a recent gubernatorial campaign in which he may have cost his boss the race, Henry Hatten is concerned about becoming a political has-been. But he catches a break when he lands a job as communications director for Nebraska Senator Tom Peele’s presidential campaign. As the campaign progresses, however, Henry finds himself involved in dealings so dirty, even a potential spot in the White House might not justify the means.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250010513

BREED by Chase Novak
As a last-ditch attempt to make their dream of parenthood come true, Alex and Leslie travel deep into Slovenia, where they submit to a terrifying procedure that finally gives them what they so fervently desire... but with awful consequences. Ten years later, twins Adam and Alice find themselves locked in their rooms every night. Driven to a desperate search for answers, they set out on a quest to learn the true nature of the people who raised them.
Mulholland Books * 9780316198561

by Margaret Coel
After more than 120 years, the regalia worn by Arapaho Chief Black Heart in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show were supposed to be returned to his people. But the cartons containing the relics were empty when they arrived at the Arapaho museum. Vicki and Father John suspect rancher and Indian artifact collector Trevor Pratt knows more about the theft than he’s telling --- a suspicion that’s confirmed when they witness a car speeding from his home and he’s found murdered inside.
Berkley Hardcover * 9780425252710


Claire Nagy’s love for Forster Baumsarg, the only son of prominent California citrus ranchers, is so strong that not even the tragic death of her son Joshua at kidnappers’ hands, her alienation from her two daughters, or the dissolution of her marriage can pull her from the ranch she’s devoted her life to preserving. But Claire is about to face her greatest struggle: an illness that threatens to take her very life.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250001047

GARMENT OF SHADOWS: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
by Laurie R. King

Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, are separated by a shocking circumstance in a perilous part of the world, each racing against time to prevent an explosive catastrophe that could clothe them both in shrouds.
Bantam * 9780553807998

GONE by Randy Wayne White
Hannah Smith makes her living as a fishing guide, but her friends, neighbors and clients also know her as an uncommonly resourceful woman with a keen sense of justice. Her methods can be unorthodox, though, and those on the receiving end of them often wind up very unhappy --- and sometimes very violent. When a girl goes missing, and Hannah is asked to find her, that is exactly what happens.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158490

IN BETWEEN DAYS by Andrew Porter
The Harding family is teetering on the edge. Elson is recently divorced from his wife of 30 years, Cadence. Their grown son, Richard, still lives at home, resisting the career as a writer that beckons him. But when Chloe returns home after getting kicked out of college for reasons she can't explain to her family, the Hardings' lives begin to unravel.
Knopf * 9780307273512

JOHN SATURNALL’S FEAST by Lawrence Norfolk
John Saturnall, an orphan turned kitchen boy growing up in 17th-century England, quickly rises through the ranks of his manor house to become the greatest cook of his generation. He falls in love with Lucretia, the aristocratic daughter of the lord of the manor, who has sworn a vow of fasting until her father calls off her engagement to her buffoonish fiancé. It falls to John to try to cook her delicious foods that might tempt her to break her fast.
Grove Press * 9780802120519

Elsa Emerson relishes appearing onstage, where she soaks up the approval of her father and the embrace of the audience. But when tragedy strikes her family, her acting becomes more than a child's game of pretend. While still in her teens, Elsa marries and flees to Los Angeles. There she is discovered by Irving Green, one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood, who refashions her as a serious, exotic brunette and renames her Laura Lamont.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594488450

THE MAP OF THE SKY by Felix J. Palma
A love story serves as the backdrop for THE MAP OF THE SKY when New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry millionaire Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the extraterrestrial invasion featured in Orson Wells’ War of the Worlds. What follows are three interconnected plots that create a breathtaking tale of time travel and mystery.
Atria Books * 9781451660319

MORTALITY by Christopher Hitchens
Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Christopher Hitchens refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this riveting account of his affliction, Hitchens poignantly describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us.
Twelve * 9781455502752

NW by Zadie Smith
Zadie Smith’s new novel follows four Londoners as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end.
The Penguin Press * 9781594203978

THE OTHER WOMAN by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Jane Ryland, once a rising star in television news, now finds herself tracking down a candidate’s secret mistress just days before a pivotal Senate election. Meanwhile, Detective Jake Brogan is investigating a possible serial killer. As the body count rises and the election looms closer, it becomes clear to Jane and Jake that their cases are connected…and that they may be facing a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to silence a scandal.
Forge Books * 9780765332578

THE RAPTURE OF THE NERDS by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross
Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the 21st century, where random humans are charged with assessing dozens of new inventions and ruling on whether or not to let them loose. Young Huw, a technophobic, misanthropic Welshman, has been selected for the latest jury, a task he does his best to perform despite an itchy technovirus, the apathy of the proletariat, and a couple of truly awful moments on bathroom floors.
Tor Books * 9780765329103

THE THREE-DAY AFFAIR by Michael Kardos
When friends Will, Jeffrey and Nolan are out for a drive one night, Jeffrey tells the others to stop at a convenience store, and shocks them when he drags a young woman out from the store and into the car. Obeying Jeffrey's orders to drive, Will and Nolan suddenly find themselves guilty of harboring a kidnapped hostage, and a thrilling three days result before the fate of the car's four occupants is decided.
Mysterious Press * 9780802120267

TIGER’S CLAW by Dale Brown
In the near future, the U.S., weakened by a massive military and economic downfall, finds its position as head of the global order threatened by an ever-more powerful China. Retired Air Force lieutenant-general Patrick McLanahan prepares to confront the inevitable clash between the two superpowers as they push each other towards destruction.
William Morrow * 9780061990014

by Mitch Albom
The inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.
Hyperion * 9781401322786

THE TOMBS: A Fargo Adventure
by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry
Husband-and-wife Sam and Remi Fargo and their friend hunt for Attila the Hun's tomb, which supposedly contained a vast amount of treasure. They follow a trail that leads them across the eastern hemisphere and pits them against others who are hungry for the Attila's treasure.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159268

TRUST YOUR EYES by Linwood Barclay
Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves the self-imposed bastion of his bedroom. But with a computer program called, he travels the world while never so much as stepping out the door. Then he sees something that anyone else might have stumbled upon --- but has not --- in a street view of downtown New York City: an image in a window. An image that looks like a woman being murdered.
NAL Hardcover * 9780451237903

by Lance Weller

Thirty years after the Civil War's Battle of the Wilderness left him maimed, Abel Truman has found his way to the edge of the continent, the rugged, majestic coast of Washington State, where he lives alone in a driftwood shack with his beloved dog. WILDERNESS is the story of Abel, now an old and ailing man, and his heroic final journey over the snowbound Olympic Mountains.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781608199372
On Sale the Week of September 3rd in Paperback

September 4th

Hayat Shah is a young Pakistani American in love for the first time. Mina is Hayat's mother's oldest friend from Pakistan. When Mina begins dating a man, Hayat is confused by his feelings of betrayal. His growing passions force him to question all that he has come to believe is true.
Back Bay Books * 9780316183307

ARGUABLY: Essays by Christopher Hitchens
For nearly four decades, Christopher Hitchens was telling us what we confront when we grapple with first principles --- the principles of reason, tolerance and skepticism that define the foundations of our civilization. Here, he supplies fresh perspectives on such figures as Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, Rebecca West, George Orwell and J.G. Ballard. His intrepid discussions are gathered from a lifetime of traveling and reporting all over the world.
Twelve * 9781455502783

Héctor Tobar takes us beyond the glimmer of Hollywood and deeper than camera-ready crime stories to reveal Southern California life as it really is, across its vast, sunshiny sprawl of classes, languages, dreams and ambitions.
Picador * 9781250013798

Though best known for his fiction, William Gibson is as much in demand for his cutting-edge observations on the world we live in now. Originally printed in publications as varied as Wired, the New York Times and the Observer, these articles and essays cover 30 years of thoughtful, observant life, and are reported in the wry, humane voice that lovers of Gibson have come to crave.
Berkley * 9780425252994

FOBBIT by David Abrams
Baghdad’s Forward Operating Base is like the back-office of the battlefield. Male and female soldiers are trying to find an empty Porta Potty in which to get acquainted, grunts are playing Xbox and watching NASCAR between missions, and a lot of the senior staff are more concerned about getting to the chow hall in time for the Friday night all-you-can-eat seafood special than worrying about little things like military strategy.
Grove Press/Black Cat * 9780802120328

FOUND: The Secrets of Crittenden County, Book Three by Shelley Shepard Gray

As the search for Perry Borntrager's killer continues, Jacob Schrock feels like his world is about to crumble. Right before Perry went missing, he and Jacob got into a fistfight. Jacob never told anyone what happened that terrible night. He's good at keeping secrets --- including his love for Deborah, Perry's sister. But when Deborah takes a job at his family's store and their friendship blossoms, Jacob senses everything is about to be revealed.
Avon Inspire * 9780062089755

In this hilarious, sorrowful, intelligent and irresistible page-turner, Willa Jacobs has the best friend of a lifetime in Jane Weston. When Ben, a close friend from high school, returns to Willa's life, the delicate balance of friendship and love is tipped askew.
Vintage * 9780307388254

Malaya, 1951. Yun Ling Teoh, the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle-fringed tea plantations of Cameron Highlands. There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its owner and creator, the enigmatic Aritomo. Who is Aritomo, and how did he come to leave Japan? And is the real story of how Yun Ling managed to survive the war perhaps the darkest secret of all?
Weinstein Books * 9781602861800

THE GOOD WOMAN: A Brennan Sisters Novel by Jane Porter
Years of being “the good woman” have taken a toll on Meg; she feels burned out and empty, and more disconnected than ever from her increasingly distant husband. Lonely and disheartened, she attends the London Wine Fair with her boss, Chad Hallahan. It’s here, alone together in an exotic city, that Chad confesses his long-standing desire for Meg. An overwhelmed Meg returns home, only to suddenly question every choice she’s ever made.
Berkley Trade * 9780425253007

THE GRIEF OF OTHERS by Leah Hager Cohen
Unable to express their grief over the loss of their newborn baby, John and Ricky Ryrie struggle to regain a semblance of normalcy for themselves and for their two older children. They pretend not only that little has changed, but that their marriage and their family have always been intact. Yet long-suppressed uncertainties about their relationship come roiling to the surface, and a dreadful secret emerges with unexpected reverberations.
Riverhead Trade * 9781594486128

HEFT by Liz Moore
In this compelling tale, two characters yearn for family. One is Arthur Opp, an obese recluse living in his family home in Brooklyn. The other is Yonkers teen baseball star Kel Keller, who has a remote connection to Arthur. Can these strangers triumph over loneliness?
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393343885

HEMINGWAY’S GIRL by Erika Robuck
In Depression-era Key West, Mariella Bennet attracts the interest of Ernest Hemingway, as well as Gavin Murray, one of the WWI veterans who are laboring to build the Overseas Highway. When she is hired as a maid by Hemingway’s second wife, the attentions of the larger-than-life writer become a dangerous temptation...even as straightforward Gavin Murray draws her back to what matters most.
NAL Trade * 9780451237880

A KILLER’S ESSENCE by Dave Zeltserman
New York City Homicide Detective Stan Green has seen better days. As his family life threatens to disintegrate and his work partner disappears, he is assigned to the most shocking case of his career --- a strange and remarkably violent murder. He finds just one witness, a neurologically disabled recluse who sees demonic hallucinations through the souls of others.
Overlook TP * 9781468300673

by Roger Ebert
In this candid, personal history, Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert shifts his attention inward to offer an insightful, compassionate, witty and moving self-portrait of a life that’s been filled with both joy and suffering.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446584968

THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Eugenides
In the midst of the deep recession of the early 1980s, English student Madeleine Hanna is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. As Madeleine attempts to align this literary theme with current ideals, she finds herself in a complex love triangle that continues long after graduation.
Picador * 9781250014764

by Alison Weir
The world is familiar with the name of Anne Boleyn, the second of Henry VIII’s six wives, but little is known of her elder sister Mary, who also had intimate relations with the same notoriously colorful monarch, as well as with his overseas contemporary, Francois I. Alison Weir’s exhaustive research brings a fascinating and little-known woman out of the shadows of history.
Ballantine Books * 9780345521347

MATERIAL WITNESS: A Shipshewana Amish Mystery by Vannetta Chapman

On the opening night of the Fall Crafters Fair, a woman is killed in the parking lot of Daisy's Quilt Shop, and the only material witness is one of Melinda Byer's boys. The investigation takes a more bizarre turn when detective Shane Black becomes convinced the killer was actually after Callie. This time it's a madman loose in the largest crowd of the year, and he's looking for something or someone. If they can't figure out what, one of Deborah and Callie's close circle of friends may be next.
Zondervan * 9780310330455

Charlotte Kinder is in need of true escape when she heads from Ohio to Pembrook Park, a Jane Austen-themed retreat in the British countryside. But as it turns out, this vacation is no time to relax. Hearts are racing and stomachs fluttering in a tangle of intrigues --- real and pretend, sinister and romantic --- increasingly tough to sort out. It's midnight in Austenland, and Charlotte is about to prove herself a heroine worthy of Austen herself.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781596912892

THE ORCHARD: A Memoir by Theresa Weir
Theresa Weir’s THE ORCHARD is really two stories in one novelized memoir --- her patchwork existence before marrying into a midwest apple-growing family, and how she found a purposeful life in a heroic effort to reclaim the dying art of traditional orchardists.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446584685

Conspiracies rule history. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots and massacres. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies both real and imagined, lay one lone man?
Mariner Books * 9780547844206

PURE by Julianna Baggott
There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. When a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455503056

THE RACE: An Isaac Bell Adventure by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
In 1910, a contest is awarding $50,000 to the first aviator to cross America in less than 50 days. One of the top candidates is Josephine Frost --- whose husband just killed her lover, tried to kill her, and is bound to try again. Investigator Isaac Bell has tangled with Harry Frost before, and if he takes the case, Frost will be after him, too.
Berkley * 9780425250440

THE REASON by William Sirls
THE REASON is a milestone debut novel, opening with a thunderbolt and never letting up as it introduces us to everyday characters who are wrestling with the questions: Where is God when bad things happen? And does God ignore the prayers of the faithful? The answer each character receives will astound readers while offering an unforgettable call to hope, to change, to...only believe.
Thomas Nelson * 9781401687366

RED MIST: A Scarpetta Novel by Patricia Cornwell
Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings. But what Kay thought ended with Fielding's death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning of something far more destructive.
Berkley * 9780425250433

THE RIDGE by Michael Koryta
In an isolated stretch of eastern Kentucky stands a lighthouse that illuminates nothing but woods. For years the lighthouse has been considered no more than a local landmark --- until its builder is found dead at the top of the light. For deputy sheriff Kevin Kimble, the death is disturbing and personal. Somehow it suggests a connection between the lighthouse and the most terrifying moment of his life.
Back Bay Books * 9780316053679
On Sale the Week of September 10th in Hardcover

September 11th

BLACK DAHLIA & WHITE ROSE: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates takes readers deep into dangerous territory, from a maximum-security prison to the inner landscapes of two beautiful and mysteriously doomed young women in 1940s Los Angeles: Elizabeth Short, otherwise known as the Black Dahlia, victim of a long-unsolved and particularly brutal murder, and her roommate Norma Jeane Baker, soon to become Marilyn Monroe.
Ecco * 9780062195692

CHANGE YOUR WORDS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE: Understanding the Power of Every Word You Speak by Joyce Meyer

Building on the premises of POWER THOUGHTS and LIVING BEYOND YOUR EMOTIONS, Joyce Meyer examines the tremendous power of words --- which are the vehicles that convey our thoughts and emotions --- and provides a series of guidelines for making sure that our talk is constructive, healthy, healing, and used to good results.
FaithWords * 9780446538572

An airborne virus is unleashed on the patrons of a bar, killing 80 people. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things, and they describe sudden, overwhelming feelings of fear, rage and paranoia. It appears the bar patrons were exposed to a cocktail of chemicals and illegal drugs that could drive anyone to temporary insanity, if not kill them outright. But that doesn’t explain who would unleash such horror --- or why.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158810

A FISTFUL OF COLLARS: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn
Hoping to bring some Hollywood money to the Valley, the mayor lures a movie studio to town to shoot their next major production starring Thad Perry. Known for his bad behavior, Thad needs a babysitter, and the mayor hires Chet and Bernie for the job. When they dig into the details of an old crime, they discover that Thad has links to the Valley that go way back. To complicate matters, Thad’s cat seems hellbent on making trouble for Chet.
Atria Books * 9781451665161

GRACE HAPPENS HERE: You Are Standing Where Grace is Happening by Max Lucado

Max Lucado looks at grace from all directions and reveals that no matter which way you look at it, God’s grace is always there, ready to do wonders in your life. This beautiful gift book is filled with powerful quotes, Scripture, and stories that will transform your heart and mind with a deeper understanding of God’s healing grace.
Thomas Nelson * 9781400320387

GRACE: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine by Max Lucado

Grace. We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and pre-meal prayers. But do we really understand its meaning? Max Lucado asks a deeper question: Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace?
Thomas Nelson * 9780849920707

Against a teeming canvas of Borgia politics, Niccolò Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci come together to unmask an enigmatic serial killer, as we learn the secret history behind one of the most controversial works in the western canon: The Prince.
Doubleday * 9780385536318

Yael, Avishag and Lea grow up together in a tiny, dusty Israeli village, attending a high school made up of caravan classrooms, passing notes to each other to alleviate the universal boredom of teenage life. When they are conscripted into the army, their lives change in unpredictable ways, influencing the women they become and the friendship that they struggle to sustain.
Hogarth * 9780307955951

Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith is attending a conference in The Hague on infectious diseases. Without warning, the conference hotel is consumed in a bloodbath. Smith is caught in the crossfire and barely escapes. But the hotel is not the only location under attack in The Hague. In the midst of further chaos, Pakistani warlord Oman Dattar puts in motion a plot to bring down the West once and for all.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446539845

ROBERT B. PARKER'S FOOL ME TWICE: A Jesse Stone Novel by Michael Brandman
A Hollywood movie company has come to Paradise, Massachusetts, and brought with it a huge cast, crew, and a troubled star. Marisol Hinton is scared out of her wits that her estranged husband's jealousy might take a dangerous turn. When she becomes the subject of a death threat, Jesse and the rest of the Paradise police department go on high alert.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159497

TELEGRAPH AVENUE by Michael Chabon
Michael Chabon’s latest novel explores the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland, California families, one black and one white. In TELEGRAPH AVENUE, he lovingly creates a world grounded in pop culture --- Kung Fu, ’70s Blaxploitation films, vinyl LPs, jazz and soul music --- and delivers a bravura epic of friendship, race and secret histories.
Harper * 9780061493348

On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness --- and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594487361

THOSE WE LOVE MOST by Lee Woodruff
Life is good for Maura Corrigan. Married to her college sweetheart, Pete, raising three young kids with her parents nearby in her peaceful Chicago suburb, her world is secure. Then one day, in a single turn of fate, that entire world comes crashing down and everything that she thought she knew changes.
Voice * 9781401341787

A WANTED MAN: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat --- to both sides at once. Nothing is what it seems in Lee Child’s latest thriller, and nobody is telling the truth. As the tension rises, the twists come fast and furious, keeping readers guessing and gasping until the explosive finale.
Delacorte Press * 9780385344333

by Kevin Powers
In Al Tafar, Iraq, 21-year-old Private Bartle and 18-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes impossible actions.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316219365

September 13th

THE VOICE IS ALL: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac by Joyce Johnson
Joyce Johnson peels away layers of the Kerouac legend to show how, caught between two cultures and two languages, he forged a voice to contain his dualities. Looking into how Kerouac’s French Canadian background enriched his prose and gave him a unique outsider’s vision of America, she tracks his development from boyhood through the phenomenal breakthroughs of 1951 that resulted in the composition of ON THE ROAD.
Viking Adult * 9780670025107
On Sale the Week of September 10th in Paperback

September 11th

THE BRIDESMAID: Home to Hickory Hollow, Book 2 by Beverly Lewis

Twenty-four-year-old Joanna Kurtz is so far proving the adage “always the bridesmaid, never the bride.” Yet despite appearances, she has a beau who is secretly courting her from afar. Will her hidden passion for writing and his responsibilities to his family keep them forever apart?
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764209789

by Kathleen Alcott

Ida, yearning to fill a void in her life from growing up in a single-parent household, forms a familial-like bond with her neighbors, two brothers named Jackson and James. Fissures form in the trio when Ida and Jackson start to fall for one another, discovering the dangers of love in the process.
Other Press * 9781590515297

HEADSTONE: A Jack Taylor Novel of Terror by Ken Bruen
An elderly priest is nearly beaten to death, and a special-needs boy is brutally attacked. Evil has many guises, and Jack Taylor has encountered most of them. But nothing before has ever truly terrified him until he confronts an evil coterie named Headstone, who have committed a series of random, insane, violent crimes in Galway, Ireland.
Mysterious Press * 9780802155139

by Lily Tuck

During one long night, as Nina sits by the body of her newly deceased husband Philip, she pieces their marriage together from scraps of memory. The resulting mosaic is a moving, honest and deeply satisfying depiction of a complicated relationship.
Grove Press * 9780802145918

THE RETRIBUTION: A Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Novel
by Val McDermid
Tony Hill and Carol Jordan have put away scores of criminals. But there is one serial killer who has defined their careers: Jacko Vance, ex-celebrity and sociopath whose brilliance and utter lack of remorse have not left Tony’s mind in the 10 years since his imprisonment. Now Jacko has escaped from prison. Even more twisted than before, he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony and Carol.
Grove Press * 9780802120441

WE THE ANIMALS by Justin Torres
Justin Torres’ brief first novel tells the brutal, tender story of three brothers growing up on the edge of poverty. WE THE ANIMALS is a stomach-grinding portrait of a family in turmoil and the toll it exacts on those boys.
Mariner Books * 9780547844190

by Karl Marlantes
Karl Marlantes takes a deeply personal and candid look at what it is like to experience the ordeal of combat, critically examining how we might better prepare our soldiers for war. He weaves riveting accounts of his combat experiences with thoughtful analysis, self-examination, and his readings --- from Homer to The Mahabharata to Jung.
Grove Press * 9780802145925

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