March 26, 2013
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of March 25th and April 1st that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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On Sale the Week of March 25th in Hardcover
THE BURGESS BOYS by Elizabeth Strout
Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their hometown. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister urgently calls them home. And so Jim and Bob return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.
Random House * 9781400067688
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT by Robert Wilson
When Indian tycoon Frank D’Cruz hires Charles Boxer to find his daughter who has been abducted, Boxer knows that Frank’s crooked business empire has made him plenty of enemies. Despite the vast D’Cruz fortune, the kidnappers don’t want cash, instead favoring a cruel and lethal game. To save Alyshia, Boxer must dodge religious fanatics, Indian mobsters, and London’s homegrown crime lords.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547935195
DAMAGE CONTROL: Stories by Amber Dermont
DAMAGE CONTROL displays Amber Dermont's remarkable gift for portraying characters at crossroads. In “Damage Control,” a young man works at an etiquette school while his girlfriend is indicted for embezzlement. A widow rents herself to elderly women and vacations with them as a “professional grandchild” in “Stella at the Winter Palace.” And in “The Language of Martyrs,” a couple houses a mail-order bride on behalf of the husband’s Russian mother.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312642815
DEAD RUN: The Murder of a Lawman and the Greatest Manhunt of the Modern American West by Dan Schultz
In 1998 in Cortez, Colorado, three desperados in a stolen truck opened fire on the town cop, shooting him 20 times. Then they blasted their way past dozens of police cars and disappeared into 10,000 square miles of the harshest wilderness terrain on the North American continent. Self-trained survivalists, the outlaws eluded the most sophisticated law enforcement technology on the planet. DEAD RUN is the first in-depth account of this sensational case.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312681883
DEATH OF YESTERDAY: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery by M.C. Beaton
When a local woman tells Sergeant Hamish Macbeth that she doesn't remember what happened the previous evening, he doesn't begin to worry. She had been out drinking, after all, and he'd prefer not to be bothered with such an arrogant and annoying woman. But when her body is discovered, Hamish is forced to investigate a crime that the only known witness --- now dead --- had forgotten.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455504763
THE DREAM MERCHANT by Fred Waitzkin
Born into abject poverty, Jim goes from door-to-door salesman to international mogul, the father of the pyramid scheme. To escape his past, as well as government investigators, he leaves the country to become the leader of a lawless and predatory gold-mining operation in the Brazilian Amazon. Worn down by age and a lifetime of shady enterprise, his world suddenly changes when he meets a beautiful, young Israeli woman with dark ambitions of her own.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250011367
FROZEN SOLID by James M. Tabor
A brilliant and dangerous group of scientists are determined to save the world from the perils of overpopulation by releasing into the world a brutal virus. Having just arrived at the research station at the earth's southernmost tip, returning hero Hallie Leland has seven days to stop them from putting their plan into action.
Ballantine Books * 9780345530639
THE GOLDEN EGG: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon
Vice Questore Patta asks Brunetti to look into a minor shop-keeping violation committed by the mayor’s future daughter-in-law. Then Brunetti’s wife, Paola, comes to him with a request of her own. The mentally handicapped man who worked at their dry cleaner has just died of a sleeping pill overdose, and Paola loathes the idea that he lived and died without anyone noticing him, or helping him. Brunetti begins to investigate and is surprised when he finds nothing on the man. As far as the Italian government is concerned, he never existed.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802121011
ICE COLD KILL by Dana Haynes
A former Shin-Bet agent now in exile in the U.S. and under the protection of the FBI, Daria Gibron works primarily as an interpreter but still can't resist the occasional freelance job as an operative. En route to an impromptu meeting with an old contact from her days in the Israeli Secret Service, Daria learns that she's about to walk into an ambush. Someone has linked her to a much sought-after terrorist, and now all the resources of the U.S. intelligence community are being marshaled against her.
Minotaur Books * 9781250009630
LEAVING EVERYTHING MOST LOVED: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear
A young Indian woman has been shot, and the redoubtable Maisie Dobbs is on the case. In Jacqueline Winspear’s 10th historical mystery, the victim is an emigrant torn between two worlds, and she echoes the perplexing choice facing Maisie herself: settle down with a good man, or seek her destiny in a quest far from home.
Harper * 9780062049605
LIFE AFTER LIFE by Jill McCorkle
Jill McCorkle’s first novel in 17 years is alive with the daily triumphs and challenges of the residents and staff of Pine Haven Estates, a retirement facility now home to a good many of Fulton, North Carolina’s older citizens. As she connects their lives through their present circumstances, their pasts, and, in some cases, their deaths, McCorkle celebrates the blessings and wisdom of later life and infuses this remarkable novel with hope and laughter.
Algonquin/A Shannon Ravenel Book * 9781565122550
ORDINARY GRACE by William Kent Krueger
For 13-year-old Frank Drum, 1961 was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. When tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family --- which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother --- he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years.
Atria Books * 9781451645828
ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE UTOPIA EXPERIMENT: A Covert One Novel by Kyle Mills
When Dresner Industries unveils the Merge, a device that is destined to revolutionize the world and make the personal computer and smartphone obsolete, Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith is assigned to assess its military potential. Meanwhile, in the mountains of Afghanistan, CIA operative Randi Russell encounters an entire village of murdered Afghans --- all equipped with enhanced Merge technology that even the Agency didn't know existed.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446539890
WOLFHOUND CENTURY by Peter Higgins
Investigator Vissarion Lom has been summoned to the capital in order to catch a terrorist --- and ordered to report directly to the head of the secret police. A totalitarian state, worn down by an endless war, must be seen to crush home-grown insurgents with an iron fist. Lom has been chosen because he is an outsider, not involved in the struggle for power within the party. And because of the sliver of angel stone implanted in his head.
Orbit * 9780316219679
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
Before F. Scott Fitzgerald was a literary darling, he was a young WWI army lieutenant who fell hard for a spirited Southern belle named Zelda Sayre. The life he and Zelda would lead together in New York, Long Island, Paris, Hollywood, and on the French Riviera made them legends even in their own time. Set amidst the glamour of the Jazz Age and The Lost Generation’s vivid world abroad, Zbrings Zelda and Scott’s romantic, tumultuous, extraordinary journey to life.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250028655
On Sale the Week of March 25th in Paperback
BLOODLINE: A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins
James Rollins’s latest Sigma Force thriller finds the group in a race against time to stop a global plot that, at its center, deals with the abduction of the daughter of the President of the United States. Beneath this act lies a deeper storyline involving deadly genetic experimentation and a nefarious organization that may have existed since the days of the Knights Templar.
Harper * 9780061785665
CALICO JOE by John Grisham
In the summer of 1973, Joe Castle quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever.
Bantam * 9780345536648
THE DARK WINTER by David Mark
A series of suspicious deaths has rocked Hull, a port city in England. Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy is sure there is a connection between these crimes, but his fellow officers would rather get a quick arrest than find the true killer. So McAvoy decides to strike out alone --- but in the depths of the dark winter, on the hunt for a murderer, it’s difficult to forget what happened the last time he found himself on the wrong side of a killer’s blade.
Plume * 9780142196977
EVIDENCE OF LIFE by Barbara Taylor Sissel
As her husband, Nick, and daughter Lindsey embark on a weekend camping trip to the Texas Hill Country, Abby looks forward to having some quiet time to herself. But that all changes when a devastating storm rips through the region, and her family vanishes without a trace. Although Nick and Lindsey are presumed dead, Abby refuses to give up hope. As disturbing clues begin to surface, however, she realizes that the truth may be far more sinister than she imagined.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778315162
THE FORGOTTEN by David Baldacci
Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is, and he’s the one the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes. Now he has a new case, but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida. Before she died, she mailed a letter to Puller's father, telling him that Paradise is not all it seems to be. What Puller finds convinces him that his aunt's death was no accident but a cold-blooded murder.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455523153
THE GUARDIAN: Home to Hickory Hollow, Book 3 by Beverly Lewis
A disheveled little girl is left all alone on the side of a road, clad only in her undergarments. Schoolteacher Jodi Winfield takes the preschooler home with her, intending to find out where she belongs. But she is mystified when no one seems to know of a missing child. Then an unexpected opportunity brings Jodi to Hickory Hollow --- and into the cloistered world of the Lancaster Old Order Amish. Might the answers lie there?
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764209796
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 * 9780345523266
LAST CALL FOR THE LIVING by Peter Farris
For bank teller Charlie Colquitt, it was just another Saturday. For Hobe Hicklin, an ex-con with nothing to lose, it was just another score. For Hobe's drug-addled, sex-crazed girlfriend, it was just more lust, violence and drugs. But in this gripping narrative, nothing is as it seems.
Forge Books * 9780765367969
THE MAID AND THE QUEEN: The Secret History of Joan of Arc by Nancy Goldstone
How did an illiterate peasant girl gain access to the future king of France, earn his trust, and ultimately lead his forces into battle? Was it only the hand of God that moved Joan of Arc --- or was it also Yolande of Aragon? On the 600th anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc, THE MAID AND THE QUEEN explores the relationship between these two remarkable women.
Penguin Books * 9780143122821
A MAP OF TULSA by Benjamin Lytal
Jim Praley is home from college, ready to unlock Tulsa's secrets. He drives the highways. He forces himself to get out of his car and walk into a bar. He's invited to a party. And there he meets Adrienne Booker; Adrienne rules Tulsa, in her way. A high-school dropout with a penthouse apartment, she takes a curious interest in Jim. Through her eyes, he will rediscover his hometown.
Penguin Books * 9780142422595
THE MONEY KILL by Katia Lief
The offer of $30,000 for one day's work in London, followed by a family vacation in an exotic locale, seems too good to be true for Brooklyn private investigators Karin Schaeffer and her husband, Mac. Putting Mac’s investigations into the alleged marital infidelities of billionaire Godfrey Millerhausen on hold, the family finds paradise in the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Sardinia. But the holiday turns dark and terrible when the children vanish.
Harper * 9780062096975
THE PARADISE GUEST HOUSE by Ellen Sussman
While on assignment in Bali, an American adventure guide named Jamie gets caught in Bali’s infamous nightclub bombings, which irreparably change her life and leave her with many unanswered questions. One year later, she returns to Bali hoping to find Gabe, the man who saved her from the attacks. Checking into a cozy guest house for her stay, Jamie meets the kindly owner, who is coping with a painful past of his own, and a young boy who improbably becomes crucial to her search.
Ballantine Books * 9780345522818
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 Trade Paperbacks * 9780812981902
PRAGUE FATALE: A Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr
September 1941: Reinhard Heydrich is hosting a gathering to celebrate his appointment as Reichsprotector of Czechoslovakia. He has chosen his guests with care. All are high-ranking Party members, and each is a suspect in a crime as yet to be committed: the murder of Heydrich himself. Indeed, a murder does occur, but the victim is a young adjutant on Heydrich’s staff.
Penguin Books * 9780143122845
A QUIET VENDETTA by R.J. Ellory
When Catherine Ducane disappears, the cops react rapidly --- she is the daughter of the Governor of Louisiana. Her bodyguard turns up horribly mutilated, and when her kidnapper calls he doesn't want money: he wants time alone with a functionary from a Washington-based organized crime task force.
Overlook TP * 9781468302714
THE RISK AGENT by Ridley Pearson
Rutherford Risk is a firm specializing in extraction: the negotiation for and the recovery of hostages. Two unique outsiders are recruited to do their bidding: a forensic accountant hired to follow the money, and a civilian with unparalleled training in both combat and culture. But following the money leads to more complex --- and dangerous --- consequences than either anticipated.
Jove * 9780515153040
SENTINEL: A Spycatcher Novel by Matthew Dunn
The United States and Russia are on the brink of war, and only Will Cochrane --- the master spy introduced in the critically acclaimed SPYCATCHER --- can find and unmask the diabolical double agent responsible for it all in this enthralling espionage thriller, written by a real-life former field officer.
Harper * 9780062037947
SHADOW OF THE TITANIC: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived by Andrew Wilson
Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished letters, memoirs and diaries, as well as interviews with survivors’ family members, award-winning journalist and author Andrew Wilson reveals how some used their experience to propel themselves on to fame, while others were so racked with guilt they spent the rest of their lives under the Titanic’s shadow.
Atria Books * 9781451671575
THE SINS OF THE FATHER by Jeffrey Archer
As war is breaking out in Europe, the Barrington family of Bristol, England, is in turmoil. Young lovers Emma Barrington and Harry Clifton have been dealt a terrible blow. With the possibility that Harry is Emma’s brother, he finds a way to disappear from her life. But he ends up in far worse circumstances.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250039033
STARTING AND CLOSING: Perseverance, Faith, and One More Year by John Smoltz and Don Yaeger
From starting pitcher to closer, and miraculously back to the starting rotation, John Smoltz shares the story of his 22-year career in professional baseball, including his struggles and triumphs over the kind of “career-ending” injuries that have sidelined many other players.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062120564
THE TALE OF RAW HEAD AND BLOODY BONES by Jack Wolf
In 1751, 20-year-old Tristan Hart leaves home to study medicine at the great hospital of St. Thomas in London. He is obsessed with the nature of pain and medically preventing it, but equally strong and much harder to control is his obsession with causing it. Desperate to understand his deviant desires before they are his undoing, he uses the new tools of the age --- reason and science and skepticism --- to plumb the depths of his own dark mind.
Penguin Books * 9780143123828
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 Trade Paperbacks * 9780812983456
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.
Mariner Books * 9780547840215
VENGEANCE by Benjamin Black
Victor Delahaye, one of Ireland's most successful businessmen, kills himself while sailing with his partner's son. Detective Inspector Hackett calls upon the services of his sometime partner Quirke, consultant pathologist at the Hospital of the Holy Family. But when a second death occurs, this one even more shocking than the first, it quickly becomes apparent that a terrible secret threatens to destroy the lives and reputations of several members of Dublin's elite.
Picador * 9781250024183
VIRUS THIRTEEN by Joshua Alan Parry
When a deadly superflu quickly becomes a global pandemic, the world’s leading biotech company, GeneFirm, goes into lockdown. Linda’s research team is sent to high-security underground labs to develop a vaccine. Above ground, her husband James learns that GeneFirm security has been breached and she is in danger. To save Linda, James must confront a desperate terrorist, armed government agents, and an invisible killer: Virus Thirteen.
Tor Books * 9780765369543
THE WEIGHT OF SMALL THINGS by Sherri Wood Emmons
Although Corrie Philips has an enviable life, she is desperate for a child --- and haunted by the choices in her past. A decade ago, just after college, Corrie’s boyfriend Daniel left town, intent on saving the world even if it meant breaking Corrie’s heart. Now he has returned, and despite her misgivings, Corrie feels drawn to him again. But the emotions that overwhelm her may put her marriage and her secure, stable life at risk.
Kensington * 9780758280435
WHAT TEARS US APART by Deborah Cloyed
When Leda desperately flees her life of privilege to travel to Kenya, she unexpectedly falls for Ita at a boys' orphanage in the slums of Nairobi. Their love should be enough to withstand outside forces, but as political unrest plagues the country, Leda and Ita are left to face the reality that sometimes the most treacherous threat is not the world outside, but the demons within.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778313793
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.
Plume * 9780452299016
WILD: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State --- and she would do it alone.
Vintage * 9780307476074
On Sale the Week of April 1st in Hardcover
In March 2010, 13-year-old Taylor Storch's life was tragically cut short by a skiing accident. With only a few minutes to consider their options, her grieving family made the life-changing decision to donate her organs. Over the course of the next two years, Tara and Todd Storch connected with four of the five people who now live because of Taylor's gift. And through these encounters, the Storches have discovered unexpected blessings that are changing countless lives.
TAYLOR’S GIFT: A Courageous Story of Giving Life and Renewing Hope by Todd Storch and Tara Storch with Jennifer Schuchmann
Revell * 9780800721886
ALL THAT IS by James Salter
From his experiences as a young naval officer in battles off Okinawa, Philip Bowman returns to America and finds a position as a book editor. But despite his success, what eludes him is love. His first marriage goes bad, another fails to happen, and finally he meets a woman who enthralls him --- before setting him on a course he never could have imagined for himself.
Knopf * 9781400043132
ALL YOU COULD ASK FOR by Mike Greenberg
Brooke has been happily married to her college sweetheart for 15 years. For her husband’s 40th birthday, she is giving him naked pictures of herself. Newlywed Samantha learns of her husband’s cheating heart when she finds the goods on his computer. High-powered career woman Katherine works with heartbreaker Phillip, the man who hurt her early on in her career. Brooke, Samantha and Katherine don’t know each other, but their stories are about to intertwine in ways no one could have imagined.
William Morrow * 9780062220752
THE EDGE OF THE EARTH by Christina Schwarz
Trudy has been raised to marry her childhood friend and assume a life of bourgeois comfort in Milwaukee. She knows she should be pleased, but is restless instead, yearning for something she lacks even the vocabulary to articulate. When she falls in love with enigmatic and ambitious Oskar, she believes she has found her escape from the banality of her preordained life. But escape turns out to be more fraught than Trudy had imagined.
Atria Books * 9781451683677
THE FLAMETHROWERS by Rachel Kushner
The year is 1975, and Reno has come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. There, she begins an affair with an artist named Sandro Valera, the semi-estranged scion of an Italian tire and motorcycle empire. When they visit Sandro’s family home in Italy, Reno falls in with members of the radical movement that overtook Italy in the ’70s. Betrayal sends her reeling into a clandestine undertow.
Scribner * 9781439142004
HEART OF PALM by Laura Lee Smith
Utina, Florida is a small, down-at-heels southern town about to meet the tide of an economic growth that it hasn't seen in decades. The Bravos, a local family held together in equal measure by love, unspoken blame, and tenuously brokered truces, have been complacent with the stagnant ways of the sleepy town. So when opportunity knocks, tempers ignite, secrets are unearthed, and each of the Bravos is forced to confront the tragedies of their shared past.
Grove Press * 9780802121028
JONI & KEN: An Untold Love Story by Ken Tada and Joni Eareckson Tada with Larry Libby
The love story of Joni and her husband of 30 years, Ken Tada, shows what it truly means for a man and a woman to live in love...in sickness and in health. As their marriage years moved on, Ken became increasingly overwhelmed by the never-ceasing demands of caring for his quadriplegic wife. He eventually sinks into depression, and the couple finds themselves living under the same roof yet drifting apart emotionally.
Zondervan * 9780310314691
JUGGERNAUT by Adam Baker
Iraq 2005. Seven mercenaries hear an enticing rumor: somewhere in the swirling desert sands lies an abandoned Republican Guard convoy containing millions of pounds of Saddam's gold. Although all seems eerily quiet and deserted when they arrive, they soon find themselves caught in a desperate battle for their lives, confronted by greed, betrayal, and an army that won't stay dead.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250017673
LIFE AFTER LIFE by Kate Atkinson
On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife but dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born and embarks upon a life that will be unusual. As she grows, she also dies --- repeatedly, in a variety of ways --- while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny?
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316176484
LIMITLESS: Devotions for a Ridiculously Good Life by Nick Vujicic
Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic has overcome his circumstances and physical limitations by clinging to his faith and understanding the limitless love and power God has for every person. Now he wants you to experience that same reassurance of hope and the power of God, everyday. In these 50 inspirational devotions, Nick shares his most compelling, hard-earned wisdom to help you face obstacles with confidence and courage and point you toward God.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307730916
LOVE WATER MEMORY by Jennie Shortridge
Lucie Walker, an amnesiac, grows unsettled by the clues she finds to the selfish, carefully guarded person she used to be. Will she ever fall in love with her fiancé, Grady? When Lucie learns that Grady has been hiding some very painful secrets that could change the course of their relationship, she musters the courage to search for the shocking, long-repressed childhood memories that will finally set her free.
Gallery Books * 9781451684834
MAKING GOOD HABITS, BREAKING BAD HABITS: 14 New Behaviors That Will Energize Your Life by Joyce Meyer
From nail biting to cell phone addiction, procrastination to overspending, bad habits seem to outnumber the good ones. Unfortunately, we pay a price for bad habits that outweighs the immediate gratification that they bring. In this book, Joyce Meyer starts by examining the nature of habits. She then explores how to break bad habits by examining the destructive negative behavior patterns, and moves on to discuss 14 good habits.
FaithWords * 9781455517381
MOM & ME & MOM by Maya Angelou
For the first time, Maya Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit who was absent during much of Angelou’s early life. Their eventual reunion began a story that has never before been told. In MOM & ME & MOM, Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call “Lady,” revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them.
Random House * 9781400066117
NO WAY BACK by Andrew Gross
A chance meeting with a stranger in a hotel ends in a shocking murder. Wendy Gould is an average mom --- and the only witness. Nanny Lauritzia Velez knows a shocking secret that could prove to be deadly. With both of their lives in danger, this unlikely pair must work together against a network of dangerous men who want nothing more than to see them dead.
William Morrow * 9780061655982
ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW by Nathaniel Rich
Mitchell Zukor is hired by a mysterious new financial consulting firm to calculate worst-case scenarios in the most intricate detail, and his schemes are sold to corporations to indemnify them against any future disasters. As Mitchell immerses himself in the mathematics of catastrophe, he loses touch with his last connection to reality: Elsa Bruner, a friend with her own apocalyptic secret. Just as Mitchell’s predictions reach a nightmarish crescendo, an actual worst-case scenario overtakes Manhattan. Mitchell is uniquely prepared to profit. But at what cost?
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374224240
PROPHET OF BONES by Ted Kosmatka
Paul Carlson, a brilliant young scientist, is summoned from his laboratory job to the remote Indonesian island of Flores to collect DNA samples from the ancient bones of a strange, new species of tool user unearthed by an archaeological dig. The questions the find raises seem to cast doubt on the very foundations of modern science. But before Paul can fully grapple with the implications of his find, the dig is violently shut down by para militaries.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805096170
RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA by Kimberly McCreight
Kate learns that her daughter, Amelia, has been suspended from school. Upon her arrival, she finds the school surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that’s the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: She didn’t jump.
Harper * 9780062225436
SINNERS AND THE SEA: The Untold Story of Noah's Wife by Rebecca Kanner
Cursed with a birthmark that many think is the brand of a demon, the young heroine in SINNERS AND THE SEA is deprived even of a name for fear that it would make it easier for people to spread lies about her. But this virtuous woman has the perfect voice to make one of the Old Testament’s stories live anew. Through the eyes of Noah’s wife, we see a complex world where the lines between righteousness and wickedness blur.
Howard Books * 9781451695236
STARTING NOW: A Blossom Street Novel by Debbie Macomber
Libby Morgan, who gave up everything for her legal career, has been laid off. With no prospects of a new job, she volunteers at a hospital, where she meets a handsome doctor who is a bit of a workaholic himself. At the yarn store on Blossom Street, Libby rediscovers the art of knitting. But just when everything is coming together, Libby is offered her old job back, forcing her to choose between what she thought she always wanted and what she knows matters most.
Ballantine Books * 9780345528810
THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN by Hallie Ephron
When Evie Ferrante learns that her mother has been hospitalized, she finds her mother's house in chaos. Sorting through her mother's belongings, Evie discovers objects that don't quite belong there, and begins to raise questions. Evie renews a friendship with Mina, an elderly neighbor who might know more about her mother's recent activities. As Evie investigates her mother's actions, a darker story of deception and madness involving Mina emerges.
William Morrow * 9780062117601
THE VICTORY SEASON: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball's Golden Age by Robert Weintraub
In the spring of 1946, with World War II finally over, hundreds of baseball's stars were coming home. It proved to be one of the most memorable seasons in history, capped with a thrilling seven-game World Series. And a new era began, with Jackie Robinson making his professional debut. Robert Weintraub brings to life little-known tales from the war years, including the "world series" service members played in an abandoned Hitler Youth stadium in the fall of 1945.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316205917
CANDLEMOTH by R.J. Ellory
Accused of killing his best friend Nathan, Daniel Ford has exhausted all appeals and now faces the electric chair in 30 days. Father John Rousseau is the man to whom the last month of Daniel's life has been entrusted. With time running out, Ford begins to tell his story --- beginning with his first meeting with Nathan, through first loves, Vietnam, the death of JFK, and finally their flight from the draft that ended in Nathan's brutal murder.
Overlook Hardcover * 9781590205167
THE FEVER TREE by Jennifer McVeigh
Frances Irvine, left destitute in the wake of her father’s sudden death, has been forced to abandon her life of wealth and privilege in London and emigrate to the Southern Cape of Africa. 1880 South Africa is a country torn apart by greed. In this remote and inhospitable land, she becomes entangled with two very different men --- one driven by ambition, the other by his ideals.
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam * 9780399158247
TUESDAY’S GONE: A Frieda Klein Novel by Nicci French
A London social worker makes a routine home visit only to discover her client, Michelle Doyce, serving afternoon tea to a naked, decomposing corpse. With no clues as to the dead man’s identity, Chief Inspector Karlsson again calls upon Frieda Klein for help. Frieda discovers that the body belongs to Robert Poole, con man extraordinaire. But she can’t shake the feeling that the past isn’t done with her yet. Did someone kill Poole to embroil her in the investigation? And if so, is Frieda herself the next victim?
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670025671
On Sale the Week of April 1st in Paperback
A COWBOY AT HEART: The Amish of Apple Grove, Book 3 by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith
Jesse Montgomery, a reformed rowdy cowboy, desperately wants to build a life of his own outside Apple Grove. When an unscrupulous cattle baron tries to steal Amish land, Jesse intervenes and is wounded. Katie Miller is the young healer in the district who attends to him. This sweet Amish widow can't risk falling in love with an Englisch cowboy, yet she believes God has a life for her too that is more than what she can presently see.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736953412
THE DANCE: The Restoration Series, Book 1 by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley
Jim Anderson is a successful businessman, and his wife, Marilyn, is the perfect wife. But after 27 years of marriage, Marilyn has had enough of feeling unloved and neglected. She wants to experience some measure of happiness before she's too old to enjoy it, even signing up for dance lessons, something Jim would never do. What will it take for Jim to finally become the man Marilyn needs him to be?
Revell * 9780800721480
THE GATE by Dann A. Stouten
When an ad for a vacation cottage catches the eye of a man on the edge of burnout, he impulsively sets off to visit the property while his wife and daughters are away. When he arrives and is ushered through the gate, he realizes he may have found the back door to heaven. The proprietor and people from his past welcome him with food, rest and conversation, until what started out as a little escape from everyday life turns into an experience he will never forget.
Revell * 9780800721091
KATIE'S JOURNEY TO LOVE: Emma Raber's Daughter, Book 2 by Jerry S. Eicher
In book two of Amish fiction author Jerry S. Eicher's new Emma Raber's Daughter series, Katie Raber's journey of discovery continues after her mamm's marriage to Jesse Mast. Drawn back from the Mennonite world briefly by the miracle of Mamm's changed heart, Katie finds she can't totally abandon her new Mennonite friends.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736952538
A NOBLE GROOM by Jody Hedlund
Recently widowed Annalisa Werner has the feeling her husband was murdered but can't prove it. She has six months left to finish raising the money needed to pay back the land contract her husband purchased. Nobleman Carl von Reichart, who has been convicted of a crime he didn't commit, flees to Annalisa's farm but bumbles through learning about farming and manual labor. Annalisa senses that Carl is harboring a secret about his past, yet she finds herself drawn to him anyway.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764210471
SWEET SANCTUARY by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Lydia Eldredge longs to provide a sanctuary for her son, Nicky. But a constant threat comes from Nicky's drug-addicted father, who wants the boy and seems willing to do whatever it takes to get him. Dr. Micah Hatcher serves the immigrant population in Queens, but under cover of darkness he provides another service that must not be discovered lest his and his brother's lives be in danger. When Lydia and Micah's paths cross, they are suddenly wrapped up in each other's callings.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764207891
AN ACCIDENTAL AFFAIR by Eric Jerome Dickey
James Thicke has channeled the intensity of his soul into twin passions --- success as a screenwriter, and marriage to movie actress Regina Baptiste. In the midst of filming his latest script, he receives a video of his wife caught in the most compromising of situations. As James tries to protect Regina from Hollywood's underbelly, lust, blackmail and revenge become his constant companions.
NAL Trade * 9780451239280
AFTERWARDS by Rosamund Lupton
In the aftermath of the devastating fire that tears her family apart, Grace embarks on a mission to find the person responsible and protect her children from further harm. This fire was not an accident, and her daughter Jenny may still be in grave danger. Grace is the only one who can discover the culprit, and she will do whatever it takes to save her family.
Broadway * 9780307716552
ARE YOU MY MOTHER?: A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel
In her highly anticipated follow-up to FUN HOME, bestselling author Alison Bechdel searches for the meaning of motherhood in her own life, not only from her actual mother but also from therapists, lovers, writers, and more. ARE YOU MY MOTHER? is a poignant, compelling and utterly fascinating journey from one of the most profound graphic creators of our era.
Mariner Books * 9780544002234
BEAUTIFUL RUINS by Jess Walter
In 1962, a young innkeeper in Italy spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman approaching him on a boat. He soon learns that she’s an American actress --- and she’s dying. And the story begins again today, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot, searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.
Harper Perennial * 9780061928178
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 the moment her new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, Kelle knew that something was wrong. She was certain that Nella had Down syndrome --- a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062045041
THE COLOR OF HOPE by Kim Cash Tate
Despite its small-town charm, Hope Springs is at a crossroads. After a failed reconciliation attempt by two well-meaning pastors, the town is split along racial and cultural lines, with little hope for redemption. When a terrible tragedy puts Hope Springs on the national radar, the entire town is tested, while the novel’s two female protagonists --- Stephanie London and Charlotte Willoughby --- feel their lives unraveling.
Thomas Nelson * 9781595549983
DELUSION IN DEATH by J. D. Robb
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 customers 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 spread such horror --- or why.
Berkley * 9780425250662
THE GIVING QUILT: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini
At Elm Creek Manor, the week after Thanksgiving is “Quiltsgiving,” a time to commence a season of generosity. From near and far, quilters and aspiring quilters gather for a special winter session of quilt camp. Each quilter, ever mindful that many of her neighbors, friends and family members are struggling through difficult times, uses her creative gifts to alleviate their collective burden.
Plume * 9780142180242
THE HOUSE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE by John Boyne
Eighty-year-old Georgy Jachmenev is haunted by his past. Living in England with his beloved wife, Georgy prepares to make one final journey back to the Russia he once knew and loved. As he remembers days gone by, we are transported to St. Petersburg, to the Winter Palace of the czar, in the early 20th century --- a time of change, threat and bloody revolution. As Georgy overturns the most painful stone of all, we uncover the story of the house of special purpose.
Other Press * 9781590515983
THE HOUSE THAT LOVE BUILT by Beth Wiseman
In the charming town of Smithville, Texas, Brooke Holloway is raising two young children on her own, supporting them by running the family hardware store. The last thing on her mind is falling in love. But she’s intrigued when a stranger moves to town and buys the old Hadley mansion. She’s always heard that house holds a secret --- maybe even a treasure --- and she can’t wait to see inside. When she meets the new owner and they spend time together, she can’t deny the attraction.
Thomas Nelson * 9781595548894
THE HOUSE THAT RUTH BUILT: A New Stadium, the First Yankees Championship, and the Redemption of 1923 by Robert Weintraub
From that first home run of 1923 to the storybook World Series matchup that pitted the Yankees against their nemesis from across the Harlem River, Robert Weintraub vividly illuminates the singular year that built a classic stadium, catalyzed a franchise, cemented Babe Ruth's legend, and forever changed the sport of baseball.
Back Bay Books * 9780316086080
I HATE EVERYONE...STARTING WITH ME by Joan Rivers
An uncensored and totally uninhibited Joan Rivers gives the best of her worst to First Ladies, closet cases, hypocrites, Hollywood, feminists, and overrated historical figures. And even when letting herself have it, she doesn’t hold back in this honest, unabashedly hilarious love letter to the hater in all of us.
Berkley Trade * 9780425255896
I, MICHAEL BENNETT by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
A South American crime lord has brought New York the worst lawlessness and violence the city has ever seen, with police being shot on the street and judges murdered in the courtroom. Detective Michael Bennett takes his 10 kids and their nanny upstate to try and avoid the chaos, but it just follows them, endangering his entire family.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446571807
THE JAGUAR: A Charlie Hood Novel by T. Jefferson Parker
Erin McKenna, a beautiful songwriter married to an L.A. sheriff 's deputy, is kidnapped by the ruthless leader of the powerful Gulf Cartel. But his demands turn out to be as unusual as the crumbling castle in which Erin is kept. Under threat of death, Armenta orders Erin to compose a unique narcocoriddo --- a modern-day folk ballad --- to tell his life story in music.
NAL Trade * 9780451239112
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Stedman
Tom Sherbourne takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on a remote and isolated island when a boat carrying a dead man and a living baby hit his shore. His wife, Isabel, has already suffered several miscarriages, and even though Tom’s conscience is telling him otherwise, they keep the little girl. Two years later, they return to the mainland and are reminded that there is someone out there desperate to find her lost baby.
Scribner * 9781451681758
LOVE ANTHONY by Lisa Genova
From the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of STILL ALICE and LEFT NEGLECTED comes a heartfelt novel about an accidental friendship that gives a grieving mother a priceless gift: the ability to understand the thoughts of her eight-year-old autistic son and make sense of his brief life.
Gallery Books * 9781439164693
THE NEW REPUBLIC by Lionel Shriver
A disgruntled New York corporate lawyer is more than ready to leave his lucrative career for the excitement and uncertainty of journalism. But when he's offered the post of foreign correspondent in a Portuguese backwater that has sprouted a homegrown terrorist movement, he's plunged into a complex case where nothing is as it seems.
Harper Perennial * 9780062103338
NIGHT WATCH by Linda Fairstein
Alexandra Cooper arrives in France to visit her boyfriend and famed restaurateur, Luc Rouget. But she quickly finds herself entangled in the murder of a young woman with only one piece of evidence: a matchbox from Luc’s restaurant. Alex is pulled back to New York for a high-profile case, but finds that the two cases may be connected as another of Luc’s matchboxes appears on the scene.
Signet Select * 9780451416148
ONE GLORIOUS AMBITION: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix by Jane Kirkpatrick
An unexpected visit to a prison housing the mentally ill ignites an unending fire in Dorothea Dix’s heart --- a journey that will take her across the nation as she fights to relieve the suffering of what Scripture deems the least of these. In bringing the 19th-century historical reformer to life, Jane Kirkpatrick combines historical accuracy with the gripping narrative of a woman who recognized suffering when others turned away, and the call she heeded to change the world.
WaterBrook Press * 9781400074310
ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline
A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly Ayer out of juvie and worse. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that they aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children. Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life --- answers that will ultimately free them both.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061950728
OVERSEAS by Beatriz Williams
A young Wall Street analyst, Kate Wilson learned to rely on logic and cynicism. So why does she fall so desperately in love with Julian Laurence, a billionaire with a mysterious past? What she doesn't know is that he has been waiting for her...the enchanting woman who emerged from the shadows of the Great War to save his life.
Berkley Trade * 9780425261262
ROBERT B. PARKER’S LULLABY: A Spenser Novel by Ace Atkins
When 14-year-old Mattie Sullivan asks Spenser to look into her mother's death, he's not completely convinced by her claim that the original investigation was botched. But her need for closure and her determination to make things right hit Spenser where he lives: they're the very characteristics he abides by.
Berkley * 9780425260982
SEVERE CLEAR: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods
When the Presidents of Mexico and the United States decide to meet in Los Angeles to sign an important new treaty, terrorists take advantage of the event to plan the deadliest strike ever to take place on American soil. It's up to Stone Barrington and Holly Barker to avert this tragedy.
Signet * 9780451414373
SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: A Journal of My Son's First Son by Anne Lamott with Sam Lamott
Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at 19, Anne Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax's life. Lamott and Sam struggle to balance their changing roles with the demands of college and work, as they both forge new relationships with Jax's mother.
Riverhead Trade * 9781594486678
THUNDER AND RAIN by Charles Martin
Texas Ranger Tyler Steele is the kind of hero everybody loves, a chivalrous cowboy who never backs down and knows what the world needs him to be. This lawman’s life changes when he rescues a young woman and her child from an abusive ex-boyfriend. In the process of saving lives, he falls in love and is forced to choose between two amazing women.
Center Street * 9781455503971
WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple
Bernadette Fox has disappeared. It began when her daughter, Bee, aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle --- and people in general --- has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents and secret correspondence.
Back Bay Books * 9780316204262
WHILE WE WERE WATCHING DOWNTON ABBEY by Wendy Wax
When the concierge of The Alexander, a historic Atlanta apartment building, invites his fellow residents to join him for weekly screenings of “Downton Abbey,” four very different people find themselves connecting with the addictive drama --- and, even more unexpectedly, with each other.
Berkley Trade * 9780425263310
THE WINNOWING SEASON: Book Two in the Amish Vines and Orchards Series by Cindy Woodsmall
The tornado that devastated Kings’ Orchard pushed Rhoda, Samuel and Jacob to make a new start in Maine. Are they strong enough to withstand the challenges of establishing an Amish community --- and brave enough to face the secrets that move with them? Those questions and more will be answered in book two of Cindy Woodsmall's Amish Vines and Orchards series.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307730046
THE YARD by Alex Grecian
Victorian London is a cesspool of crime, and Scotland Yard has only 12 detectives --- known as “The Murder Squad” --- to investigate countless murders every month. But no one can anticipate the brutal murder of one of their own...one of the 12.
Berkley Trade * 9780425261279
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