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December 11, 2012

December 11, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of December 10th and December 17th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of December 10th in Hardcover

December 11th

Albert Morrison, ex-chief of MI6, is murdered outside his London apartment. It turns out that he was visited by Alec Thorn, deputy head of MI6, on the day of his death and there is a mysterious note found in the dead man’s pocket that may provide a clue to a plot to kill Winston Churchill. Could Thorn be involved in an assassination plot that Morrison tried to stop, and if so, can Detective Trave stop it in time to save Britain’s unshakable leader?
Minotaur Books * 9780312632144

A POSSIBLE LIFE: A Novel in Five Parts by Sebastian Faulks
Throughout the five stories that make up A POSSIBLE LIFE, characters risk their bodies, hearts and minds in pursuit of the manna of human connection. Between soldier and lover, parent and child, servant and master, and artist and muse, important pleasures and pains are born of love, separations and missed opportunities. These interactions --- whether successful or not --- also affect the long trajectories of characters' lives.
Henry Holt and Company * 9780805097306

TWO GRAVES by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Special Agent Pendergast's wife, Helen, is abducted, but before he can catch the kidnappers, things go tragically wrong. Pendergast retreats back to New York, but then the NYPD calls him in for help on a rash of killings. He soon discovers that the murders are a message from his wife's kidnappers, but what does it mean?
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446554992
On Sale the Week of December 10th in Paperback

December 11th

THE CLEANER by Paul Cleave
Joe is in control of everything in his simple life --- both his day job as a janitor for the police department and his “night work.” He isn’t bothered by the daily news reports of the Christchurch Carver, who has murdered seven women. Joe knows, though, that the Carver killed only six. He knows that for a fact, and he’s determined to find the copycat. He’ll punish him for the one, then frame him for the other six.
Atria Books * 9781451677799

INVISIBLE by Carla Buckley
Dana and Julie were bonded by sisterhood and separated by a devastating secret. When Dana returns to Black Bear, Minnesota, some people remember her as a troublemaker while others remember her as the one who got away. Dana comes back for her sister's funeral, but stays to help Peyton, her teenaged niece. What she finds in her old hometown will blow open a Pandora's box of tightly-held secrets, and put everyone she loves in jeopardy.
Bantam * 9780440246053

THE UNDERTOW traces the lives of the Hastings family, from the eve of the First World War to the present day: William, a young factory worker preparing to join the navy; his son Billy, who cycles into the D-Day landings; his grandson Will, an Oxford professor in the 1960s; and his great-granddaughter, Billie, an artist in contemporary London. Here Jo Baker reveals the Hastings’ legacy of choices made, chances lost, and truths long buried.
Vintage * 9780307946942
On Sale the Week of December 17th in Paperback

December 18th

AN AMISH KITCHEN by Beth Wiseman, Kelly Long and Amy Clipston
Fall in Paradise, Pennsylvania, always brings a brisk change in the weather. This season also ushers in unexpected visitors, new love and renewed hope for three women. Three Amish stories --- each celebrating love, family and faith --- all taking place in a tight-knit community where the kitchen truly is the heart of the home.
Thomas Nelson * 9781401685676

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO THIRST: A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel by Anne Holt
It is only the beginning of May, but to Norwegians, the unseasonable heat already feels tropical when criminal investigating officer Hanne Wilhelmsen is sent to a macabre crime scene on the outskirts of Oslo: an abandoned shed that is covered in blood. On one wall is an eight-digit number written in blood, and there is no sign of a victim. Is it just a kid’s prank, or foul play?
Scribner * 9781451634785

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