October 9, 2012
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of October 8th and October 15th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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On Sale the Week of October 8th in Hardcover
NYPD RED by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
A special NYPD task force is charged with monitoring Hollywood on the Hudson, an event that brings more celebrities than usual to New York. A producer fatally collapses at a breakfast, and Detective Zach Jordan and his new partner/ex-girlfriend Kylie MacDonald must solve some of the most brutal crimes they've encountered that are sending New York City into chaos.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316199865
A GRACE REVEALED: How God Redeems the Story of Your Life by Jerry Sittser
The long-awaited companion to A GRACE DISGUISED, this eloquently written reflection on hope, loss and God’s story of redemption will inspire and empower you. As Jerry Sittser writes, the plot line of our individual stories will differ, but the outcome will be the same --- a life rich in meaning and conformity to Jesus Christ.
Zondervan * 9780310243250
HEAVEN CHANGES EVERYTHING: Living Every Day with Eternity in Mind by Todd and Sonja Burpo
A shattered leg, kidney stones, and a lump diagnosed as hyperplasia were just the beginning for Todd and Sonja Burpo, whose four-year-old son faced a life-threatening illness, emergency surgery --- and an unforgettable journey to heaven. In 50 unique inspirational readings based on excerpts from their story, Todd and Sonja share their family’s responses and reactions to the HEAVEN IS FOR REAL experience.
Thomas Nelson * 9780849948411
ILLUMINATIONS: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen by Mary Sharratt
Offered to the Church at the age of eight, Hildegard von Bingen was entombed in a small room where she was expected to live out her days in silent submission. Instead, she found comfort and grace in studying books, growing herbs, and rejoicing in her own secret visions of the divine. Some 30 years later, Hildegard broke out of her prison with the heavenly calling to speak and write about her visions and to liberate her sisters and herself from the soul-destroying anchorage.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547567846
RED RAIN by R. L. Stine
In the aftermath of a storm, travel writer Lea Sutter discovers twin orphaned boys. Filled with a desire to do something to help, she impulsively decides to adopt them. The boys, Samuel and Daniel, seem amiable and immensely grateful. But no one can anticipate their true nature --- or predict that, within a few weeks’ time, Lea’s husband will wind up implicated in two brutal murders.
Touchstone * 9781451636123
SILENT HOUSE by Orhan Pamuk
Fatma, a mostly bedridden widow, awaits the annual summer visit of her grandchildren. Her servant’s nephew, Hasan, is a high school dropout who has lately fallen in with right-wing nationalists. He will draw the visiting family into the growing political cataclysm issuing from Turkey’s tumultuous century-long struggle for modernity.
Knopf * 9780307700285
SOME GIRLS, SOME HATS AND HITLER: A True Love Story Rediscovered by Trudi Kanter
In 1938, Trudi Kanter fell deeply in love with Walter Ehrlich, a charming and romantic businessman. But as Hitler’s tanks rolled into Austria, the world this young Jewish couple knew collapsed, leaving them desperate to escape. This is the true story of Trudi’s astonishing journey from Vienna to Prague to blitzed London seeking safety for her and Walter amid the horror engulfing Europe.
Scribner * 9781451688306
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ISLAND OF BONES by Imogen Robertson
For years, reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther has pursued his forensic studies --- and the occasional murder investigation --- far from his family estate. But an ancient tomb there will reveal a wealth of secrets. When laborers discover an extra body inside, the lure of the mystery brings Crowther home at last.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670026272
On Sale the Week of October 8th in Paperback
WHITE TRUFFLES IN WINTER by N. M. Kelby
WHITE TRUFFLES IN WINTER imagines the world of the remarkable French chef Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935), who changed how we eat through his legendary restaurants at the Savoy and the Ritz. A man of contradictions --- kind yet imperious, food-obsessed yet rarely hungry --- Escoffier was also torn between two dynamic women.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393343588
DRAMA: An Actor's Education by John Lithgow
John Lithgow shares a backstage view of his own struggle, crisis and discovery, revealing the early life and career that took place before he became a national star. Lithgow’s memory is clear and his wit sharp, and much of the humor comes at his own expense. But he also reflects with moving candor on friends made and lost, mistakes large and small, and the powerful love of a father who set him on the road to a life onstage.
Harper Perennial * 9780061734984
GABBY: A Story of Courage, Love and Resilience by Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly
On January 8, 2011, while meeting with her constituents in Tucson, Arizona, Gabrielle Giffords was the victim of an assassination attempt that left six people dead and 13 wounded. GABBY provides an unflinching look at the overwhelming challenges of brain injury, the painstaking process of learning to communicate again, and the responsibilities that fall to a loving spouse who wants the best possible treatment for his wife.
Scribner * 9781451661071
THE INNOCENT by David Baldacci
America has enemies --- ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can't stop. That's when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target. But Robie may have just made the first --- and last --- mistake of his career.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455519002
JOSIAH FOR PRESIDENT by Martha Bolton
After a failed bid for the presidency, former Congressman Mark Stedman meets Josiah Stoltzfus, an Amish farmer from Pennsylvania. Stedman learns more from Josiah in a few hours than in his many years in office, and comes to the conclusion that someone like Josiah should be running the country. Can a plain man of faith turn the tide of politics and become the leader of America, and what will he have to risk to do it?
Zondervan * 9780310318729
LAST WILL by Liza Marklund
For the first time in her career, investigative reporter Annika Bengtzon is covering the glamorous Nobel Prize Dinner, traditionally held in Stockholm’s City Hall. But when gunshots suddenly break out, Annika gets caught in the middle of an intricate drama with links to international terrorism, global pharmaceutical corporations, and Alfred Nobel himself.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781451606942
RIN TIN TIN: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean
Millions of us watched the famous canine star, but few of us knew about his roots. Who owned him? How did he become a movie star? Where did he come from? Susan Orlean answers these questions and many more in her beautifully researched biography of Rin Tin Tin.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439190142
SACRE BLEU: A Comedy d'Art by Christopher Moore
Everyone knows that Vincent van Gogh committed suicide. Or did he? Christopher Moore mixes genres as he poses that question, bringing us a study of the color blue while taking us on a riotous roller-coaster ride through 1890s Paris...and other pursuits.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061779756
On Sale the Week of October 15th in Hardcover
THE BONE BED: A Scarpetta Novel by Patricia Cornwell
A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta in Boston. As events unfold, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologist’s disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157561
DEATH IN THE FLOATING CITY: A Lady Emily Mystery by Tasha Alexander
Emily's childhood nemesis, Emma Callum, turns to Emily when her father-in-law is murdered and her husband vanishes. Emily soon realizes that to solve the present-day crime, she must first unravel a centuries-old puzzle. But the past does not give up its secrets easily, especially when these revelations might threaten the interests of some very powerful people.
Minotaur Books * 9780312661762
THE ELEMENTALS by Francesca Lia Block
Ariel Silverman is haunted by the disappearance of her best friend, Jeni, who vanished without a trace a few years before, closing Ariel's heart and changing her forever. Ariel wonders if she will ever be fully alive, until she meets three mysterious, beautiful and seductive young people living in a strange old house in the Berkeley hills. Through them, Ariel will unravel the mystery of her best friend's disappearance and face a chilling choice.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250005496
THE FIFTY YEAR SWORD by Mark Z. Danielewski
In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller’s tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the children as well as Chintana come face to face with the consequences of a malice retold and now foretold.
Pantheon * 9780307907721
THE PANTHER by Nelson DeMille
Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted in one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East to track down a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative called The Panther. John and Kate don't know the entirety of their mission, but they know there is more to it than meets the eye.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446580847
THE SECRET KEEPER by Kate Morton
Sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnessed a shocking crime that challenged everything she knew about her family, especially her mother, Dorothy. Now, 50 years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress. A family gathering for Dorothy’s 90th birthday leads Laurel to search for answers to the questions that still haunt her from that long-ago day --- answers that can only be found in Dorothy’s past.
Atria Books * 9781439152805
SLEEP NO MORE: An Eve Duncan Novel by Iris Johansen
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan knows what it's like to be haunted by the past. For years after her daughter Bonnie was stolen from her, she fought for closure. But now as she's striving to begin anew, she can't shake the feeling that something terrible is about to happen --- or maybe already has. When her mother, Sandra, asks for help in finding a missing friend named Beth Avery, Eve is sure that she's hiding something.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312651244
THE TWELVE by Justin Cronin
In the present day: As three strangers attempt to navigate the chaos cast upon civilization by a U.S. government experiment gone wrong, their destinies intertwine. A hundred years in the future: Amy, Peter, Alicia and the others introduced in THE PASSAGE hunt the original 12 virals, unaware that the rules of the game have changed and that one of them will have to sacrifice everything to bring the Twelve down.
Ballantine Books * 9780345504982
On Sale the Week of October 15th in Paperback
AMERICAN EMPEROR: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America by David O. Stewart
In AMERICAN EMPEROR, David O. Stewart portrays Aaron Burr, the third vice president, as a daring and perhaps deluded figure who shook the nation’s foundations in its earliest, most vulnerable decade. Stewart’s vivid account of Burr’s tumultuous life offers a rare and eye-opening description of the brand-new nation struggling to define itself.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439157206
AN AMERICAN SPY by Olen Steinhauer
When Alan Drummond, Milo Weaver's former boss in the CIA, uses one of Milo’s compromised aliases to travel to London and then disappears, calling all kinds of attention to his actions, Milo can’t help but go in search of him.
Minotaur Books * 9780312622909
AND SO IT GOES: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life by Charles J. Shields
While millions know Kurt Vonnegut as a counterculture guru, antiwar activist, and satirist of American culture, few outside his closest friends and family knew the full arc of his extraordinary life. AND SO IT GOES changes that, painting the portrait of a man who made friends easily but always felt lonely, sold millions of books but never felt appreciated, and described himself as a humanist but fought with humanity at large.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250012180
FEAR AND LOATHING AT ROLLING STONE: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson by Hunter S. Thompson, edited by Jann Wenner
As a journalist, Hunter Thompson was an American original. In this volume that collects the bulk of his writing for Rolling Stone, his talents and his obsessions --- most notably with our political process --- are vividly displayed.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439165966
JANE FONDA: The Private Life of a Public Woman by Patricia Bosworth
In her compelling book, renowned biographer Patricia Bosworth profiles one of America's most controversial celebrities. She brings readers into Jane Fonda's life: her family drama, her film career, her activism during the Vietnam War, the exercise videos that began a fitness craze, and much more.
Mariner Books * 9780547577654
THE MAID: A Novel of Joan of Arc by Kimberly Cutter
THE MAID is the story of Jehanne (Saint Joan of Arc), a peasant girl who is terrified and confused after a voice calls out, “Jehanne, my virgin, Maid of France.” Later, when the voices of saints follow, Jehanne believes she has been chosen by God to defeat the English who have invaded France.
Mariner Books * 9780547844930
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