August 20, 2013
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of August 19th and August 26th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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On Sale the Week of August 19th in Hardcover
ARCHANGEL: Fiction by Andrea Barrett
Andrea Barrett, winner of the National Book Award for her collection of stories SHIP FEVER, unfolds five pivotal moments in the lives of her characters and in the history of knowledge. She explores the thrill and sense of loss that come with scientific progress, and the personal passions and impersonal politics that shape all human knowledge.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393240009
AFTER HER by Joyce Maynard
Loosely inspired by the Trailside Killer case that terrorized Marin County, California, in the late 1970s, AFTER HER is a poignant, suspenseful and painfully real family saga that traces a young girl's first explorations of sexuality, the loss of innocence, the bond shared by sisters, and the tender but damaged relationship between a girl and her father that endures even beyond the grave.
William Morrow * 9780062257390
THE BONE SEASON by Samantha Shannon
In the year 2059, several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing. But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister than even Scion.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620401392
COMPOUND FRACTURES by Stephen White
In this riveting conclusion to Stephen White’s Alan Gregory series, the Boulder psychologist is forced to acknowledge that the perils that may bring him to his knees are not the dangers he recognizes, nor are they orchestrated by the nemesis he has long feared. Instead, he is confronted by unexpected threats from unanticipated adversaries and by intimate betrayal from those who have been closest to him.
Dutton Adult * 9780525952602
THE DAUGHTERS OF MARS by Thomas Keneally
In 1915, Australian sisters Naomi and Sally Durance join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their father’s farm and carrying a guilty secret with them. They become the friends they never were at home and find themselves courageous in the face of extreme danger. Each meets an exceptional man: the kind of men for whom they might give up some of their newfound independence --- if only they all survive.
Atria Books * 9781476734613
THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND by Jojo Moyes
Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything to see her husband again. Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner is.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670026616
GOOD AS GONE by Douglas Corleone
Former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk works to track down and recover children who were kidnapped by their own estranged parents. However, haunted by the disappearance of his own daughter years ago, he won’t touch stranger abduction cases. Until, that is, six-year-old Lindsay Sorkin disappears, and the French police deliver Simon an ultimatum: he can spend years in a French jail for his actions during a past case, or he can work with them now to find Lindsay.
Minotaur Books * 9781250017208
HOLY ORDERS: A Quirke Novel by Benjamin Black
In 1950s Ireland, the Catholic Church controls the lives of nearly everyone. But when Quirke’s daughter Phoebe loses her close friend Jimmy Minor to murder, Quirke can no longer play by the Church’s rules. Along with Inspector Hackett, his sometime partner, Quirke investigates Jimmy’s death and learns just how far the Church and its supporters will go to protect their own interests.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805094404
THE KIDS GOT IT RIGHT: How the Texas All-Stars Kicked Down Racial Walls by Jim Dent
New York Times bestselling author Jim Dent pens the compelling story of how a black and white player came together to break the color barrier in Texas football in 1965. Jerry LeVias and Bill Bradley bonded as friends at the Big 33 high school all-star game, producing a dramatic finish that fans still talk about.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250007858
THE KILL LIST by Frederick Forsyth
The mission of Technical Operations Support Activity (TOSA) is to track, find, and kill those so dangerous to the United States that they are on a short document known as the Kill List. Added to the list is a terrorist of frightening effectiveness called the Preacher, who radicalizes young Muslims abroad to carry out assassinations. Unfortunately for him, one of the kills is a retired Marine general, whose son is TOSA’s top hunter of men.
Putnam Adult * 9780399165276
LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY by Wilton Barnhardt
Jerene Jarvis Johnston and her husband, Duke, are exemplars of Charlotte, North Carolina’s high society, where old Southern money --- and older Southern secrets --- meet the new wealth of bankers, boom-era speculators, and carpetbagging social climbers. Jerene must prove tireless in preserving the family's legacy, Duke’s fragile honor, and what's left of the dwindling family fortune. But is it too much to ask for one ounce of cooperation from her heedless family?
St. Martin's Press * 9781250020833
NIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl
Ashley Cordova’s death is ruled a suicide, but veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova. For McGrath, another death connected to this seemingly cursed family dynasty seems more than just a coincidence.
Random House * 9781400067886
OMENS: A Cainsville Novel by Kelley Armstrong
Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents are Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the Larsens. Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953043
THE RESIDUE YEARS by Mitchell S. Jackson
Mitchell S. Jackson grew up black in a neglected neighborhood in America’s whitest city, Portland, Oregon. In his commanding autobiographical novel, Mitchell writes what it was to come of age in that time and place. THE RESIDUE YEARS switches between the perspectives of a young man, Champ, and his mother, Grace, who, fresh out of a drug treatment program, is trying to stay clean and get her kids back.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620400289
SWEET THUNDER by Ivan Doig
In the winter of 1920, Morrie Morgan is drawn back to Butte, Montana, from a year-long honeymoon with his bride. But the town itself, with its polyglot army of miners struggling to extricate themselves from the stranglehold of the ruthless Anaconda Copper Mining Company, seems --- like the new couple’s fast-diminishing finances --- on the verge of implosion. These twin dilemmas catapult Morrie into his new career as editorialist for the Thunder, the fledgling union newspaper that dares to play David to Anaconda’s Goliath.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594487347
TAMARACK COUNTY by William Kent Krueger
As a blizzard swells just days before Christmas, the car belonging to the wife of a retired local judge is discovered abandoned on a rural road. When the beloved pet dog of a friend is found decapitated, private investigator Cork O’Connor begins to detect a startling pattern of ominous incidents throughout the area. Then Cork’s son is nearly killed, and he knows this is no trick of his imagination. Someone is spinning a deadly web in Tamarack County.
Atria Books * 9781451645750
TELL NO LIES by Gregg Hurwitz
Daniel Brasher finds an envelope in his department mailbox --- one intended for someone else that was placed in his slot by accident. Inside it is an unsigned piece of paper, a note that says only “admit what you’ve done or you will bleed for it. you have 'til november 15 at midnite.” The deadline has already passed, and the person to whom the envelope was addressed was brutally murdered. But this first warning is only the beginning.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312625528
THE THIRD KINGDOM: A Richard and Kahlan Novel by Terry Goodkind
In this sequel to THE OMEN MACHINE, the bloodthirsty Jit is dead, and Richard and Kahlan have survived. But Richard, infected with the essence of death itself and robbed of his power as a war wizard, must race against time to uncover and stop the infernal conspiracy assembling itself behind the wall far to the north. His friends and allies are already captives of this fell combination, and Kahlan, also touched by death's power, will die completely if Richard fails.
Tor Books * 9780765335999
On Sale the Week of August 19th in Paperback
BONES ARE FOREVER by Kathy Reichs
Temperance Brennan has been asked to examine the corpses of three dead babies in Montreal, while her long-time flame, Detective Ryan, is investigating the infants’ mother. When the woman flees to Edmonton, the investigation is joined by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police sergeant with whom Tempe had an ill-advised fling over a decade earlier. The dissonant team heads to a remote diamond-mining city to pursue an ever more sinister trail.
Pocket Books * 9781439102442
THE BOOKSTORE by Deborah Meyler
When Mitchell van Leuven captures Esme Garland’s heart, life seems truly glorious. Before she has a chance to tell Mitchell about her pregnancy, however, he ends their relationship. He eventually recants his criticism, and his passion and promises are hard to resist. But if Esme gives him a second chance, will she, like the struggling bookstore at which she works, lose more than she can handle?
Gallery Books * 9781476714240
FOR EVERY SEASON: Book Three in the Amish Vines and Orchards Series by Cindy Woodsmall
Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. As Rhoda uses her gift to unpack an old secret with her Englisch neighbors, it is not her beau but an unlikely ally who cheers her on.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307730060
GARMENT OF SHADOWS: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King
Sherlock Holmes and his wife, Mary Russell, are separated by shocking circumstances in a perilous part of the world, each racing against time to prevent an explosive catastrophe that could clothe them both in shrouds. Will Holmes and his friends be able to find the newly amnesiac Russell in time to stop a deadly African/European revolt?
Bantam * 9780553386769
HUMAN REMAINS by Elizabeth Haynes
Annabel, a police analyst, is shocked when she discovers her neighbor’s decomposing body in the house next door. And she’s appalled to think that no one noticed her absence. Back at work, she sets out on her own to investigate and finds that such cases are frighteningly common in her hometown.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062276766
THE LAST MAN by Vince Flynn
Joe Rickman, head of CIA clandestine operations in Afghanistan, has been kidnapped and his four bodyguards executed in cold blood. But Mitch Rapp wonders if something even more sinister is afoot. Irene Kennedy, director of the CIA, has dispatched him to Afghanistan to find Rickman at all costs. Rapp, however, isn’t the only one looking for Rickman. It quickly becomes apparent that the FBI is less concerned with finding Rickman than placing the blame on Rapp.
Pocket Books * 9781416595236
LIFE AMONG GIANTS by Bill Roorbach
At 17, David “Lizard” Hochmeyer is nearly seven feet tall, a star quarterback, and Princeton-bound. His future seems all but assured until his parents are mysteriously murdered, leaving Lizard and his older sister, Kate, adrift and alone. In a mansion across the pond from their Connecticut home lives the world’s greatest ballerina, Sylphide, and her rock star husband, whose own disasters intersect with Lizard’s --- and Kate’s --- in the most intimate and surprising ways.
Algonquin Books * 9781616203245
THREE GRAVES FULL by Jamie Mason
More than a year ago, mild-mannered Jason Getty killed a man he wished he’d never met. Then he planted the problem a little too close to home. But just as he’s learning to live with the undeniable reality of what he’s done, police unearth two bodies on his property --- neither of which is the one Jason buried. Jason races to stay ahead of the consequences of his crime, and while chaos reigns on his lawn, his sanity unravels, snagged on the agendas of a colorful cast of strangers.
Gallery Books * 9781451685046
THE TWELVE ROOMS OF THE NILE by Enid Shomer
Florence Nightingale is 29, and well on her way to spinsterhood. Gustave Flaubert is 28, and known for his womanizing lifestyle. These unlikely soulmates come together to share their darkest torments and most fervent hopes, and begin a passionate friendship marked by intelligence, humor and a ravishing tenderness that will alter both their destinies.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451642971
WAKE THE DAWN by Lauraine Snelling
As U.S. Border Patrol agent Ben James rushes an abandoned baby to the only clinic in the area, a storm strikes with unexpected fury. Esther Hanson, who runs a second-rate clinic, struggles to help her patients during the storm. The event triggers a long-suppressed memory, and Esther must come face to face with the reality of her past and learn to forgive herself. Brought together by the life of a child, Ben and Esther become each other's reason to change.
FaithWords * 9780892969012
On Sale the Week of August 26th in Hardcover
THE AFFAIRS OF OTHERS by Amy Grace Loyd
Celia Cassill, who lost her young husband five years ago, is the owner of a small apartment building. She is determined to live a life at a remove from the chaos and competition of modern life. But everything changes with the arrival of a new tenant, Hope, who is on the run from her husband’s recent betrayal. When Hope begins a torrid and noisy affair, and another tenant mysteriously disappears, the carefully constructed walls of Celia’s world are soon tested and the sanctity of her building is shattered.
Picador * 9781250041296
BILLY MOON by Douglas Lain
Billy Moon was Christopher Robin Milne, the son of WINNIE THE POOH author A. A. Milne. A veteran of World War II, he is asked by a French college student revolutionary to come to the chaos of Paris in revolt. Against a backdrop of the apocalyptic student protests and general strike that forced France to a standstill that spring, Milne's new French friend is able to experience alternate realities of the past and present. Through him, Milne's life is illuminated and transformed, as are the world-altering events of that year.
Tor Books * 9780765321725
BLIND JUSTICE: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry
A charismatic minister has been accused of using the faith and gullibility of his congregation for his own financial gain. When the defense comes up with a witness whose testimony completely undermines the evidence, Judge Oliver Rathbone resorts to a desperate measure to force him to recant his statement. When the guilty verdict is pronounced, the minister and his family are found dead, Rathbone is arrested for blackmail, and William Monk and his wife must enter the fray to unravel the truth and set their friend free.
Ballantine Books * 9780345536709
BONES OF THE LOST by Kathy Reichs
While investigating a mysterious hit-and-run that claimed the life of a teenage girl, Temperance Brennan must also examine a bundle of Peruvian dog mummies confiscated by U.S. Customs. A Desert Storm veteran named Dominick Rockett stands accused of smuggling the objects into the country. Could there be some connection between the trafficking of antiquities and the trafficking of humans?
Scribner * 9781439102459
THE BOY ON THE WOODEN BOX by Leon Leyson, with Marilyn J. Harran and Elisabeth B. Leyson
Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only 10 years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man named Oskar Schindler who saved Leon’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list --- a list that became world-renowned: Schindler’s List.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers * 9781442497818
CLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT by Edwidge Danticat
Nozias is a widower who contemplates giving away his young daughter, Claire, to a local shopkeeper, who lost a child of her own, so that Claire can have a better life. But on the night of Claire’s seventh birthday, when at last he makes the wrenching decision to do so, she disappears. Painful secrets, haunting memories and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women whose individual stories connect to Claire, to her parents, and to the town itself.
Knopf * 9780307271792
EARLY DECISION: Based on a True Frenzy by Lacy Crawford
EARLY DECISION is a novel that follows five students over one autumn as Anne, “the application whisperer,” helps them craft their college essays, cram for the SATs, and perfect the Common Application. It seems their entire future is on the line --- and it is. It’s because the process, warped as it is by money, connections, competition and parental mania, threatens to crush their independence just as adulthood begins.
William Morrow * 9780062240613
THE FIRST AFFAIR by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
In Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus’s latest novel, Jamie McAllister looks back at her summer internship at the White House when she was seduced by the President of the United States, the handsome and charismatic Gregory Rutland, and drawn into a complex affair destined to destroy both her and the presidency.
Atria Books * 9781451643428
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny
When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Mystified by Myrna's reluctance to reveal her friend's name, Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.
Minotaur Books * 9780312655471
I, SAUL by Jerry B. Jenkins and James MacDonald
A young seminary professor, Augustine Knox, is drawn into a deadly race to save priceless parchments from antiquities thieves and discovers a 2,000-year-old connection with another who faced death for the sake of the truth. I, SAUL consists of two riveting adventures in one, transporting you between the stories of Augustine Knox and Saul of Tarsus.
Worthy Publishing * 9781617950063
A QUESTION OF HONOR: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd
In Charles Todd’s latest historical mystery, World War I nurse and amateur sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an old murder that occurred during her childhood in India, a search for the truth that will transform her and leave her pondering a troubling question: How can facts lie?
William Morrow * 9780062237156
THE REASON I JUMP: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida, translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell
Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart and self-aware 13-year-old boy with autism, THE REASON I JUMP demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know. He shares his unique point of view on not only autism but life itself.
Random House * 9780812994865
THE RETURNED by Jason Mott
In their old age, Harold and Lucille have settled comfortably into life without their son, who died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. But then one day, Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep --- still eight years old. All over the world, people's loved ones are returning from beyond. The Hargraves are forced to navigate a mysterious new reality and a conflict that threatens to unravel the very meaning of what it is to be human.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778315339
THE ROAD FROM GAP CREEK by Robert Morgan
Set in the Appalachian South, GAP CREEK followed Julie and Hank Richards as they struggled through the first year and a half of their union. Now, Robert Morgan takes us back into their lives, telling their story and the stories of their children through the eyes of their youngest daughter, Annie. Through Annie, we watch as the four Richards children create their own histories, lives that include both triumphs and hardship in the face of the Great Depression and then World War II.
A Shannon Ravenel Book/Algonquin * 9781616201616
THE WHOLE ENCHILADA by Diane Mott Davidson
Goldy Schulz knows her food is to die for, but she never expects one of her best friends to actually keel over when she's leaving a birthday party Goldy has catered. What looks like a coronary turns out to be a generous serving of cold-blooded murder. When a colleague --- a woman who resembles Goldy --- is stabbed, and Goldy is attacked outside her house, it becomes clear that the popular caterer is the main course on a killer menu.
William Morrow * 9780061348174
CONSTANCE by Rosie Thomas
When Connie hears the news that her sister, Jeanette, is dying, the last thing she wants is to leave her home and return to London. As a child, she was aware only of the differences between herself and her sister. One of them was dark, the other sunny. Yet they both fell in love with the same man. But with the bitterness of betrayal still between them, Connie and Jeanette have to learn to forgive each other.
Overlook Hardcover * 9781468302646
MIDDLE MAN: A Lieutenant Rollie Waters Novel by David Rich
Recruited into SHADE, the elite, covert group formed by the U.S. military, Rollie Waters must locate and retrieve the countless millions taken from Saddam’s cache during the Iraq War and shipped home in the coffins of dead soldiers. But when a sniper attacks the team, Rollie is forced to go undercover to solve the riddle of the graves and to apprehend the puppet master behind the whole plot.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953234
On Sale the Week of August 26th in Paperback
1356 by Bernard Cornwell
In September of 1356, the English army is about to invade France, and France is ready for them. Thomas of Hookton has special orders to uncover the lost sword of St. Peter, a weapon that is said to grant victory to whatever side wields it. It won't be an easy task because the French are searching too. When Thomas and his men are trapped near Poitiers, he, his men, and his enemies converge in a maelstrom of violence, action and heroism.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780061969713
THE AFTER WIFE by Gigi Levangie Grazer
One night after her husband John’s death, reality show producer Hannah Bernal finds herself communicating with dead people…including her deceased husband. But this “gift” is getting in the way of her life. While Hannah gets answers to some of life question’s from the Great Beyond, she also learns that earthly love and happiness can still be found in sunny Santa Monica.
Ballantine Books * 9780345524003
BAD BLOOD: A Kate Shugak Novel by Dana Stabenow
A Kuskulana man is accused of murdering a young Kushtaka ne'er-do-well. But when the suspect disappears, members of both tribes refuse to speak to Sergeant Jim Chopin. When a second murder that looks suspiciously like payback occurs, Jim has no choice but to call in Kate Shugak for help. This time, though, her Park relationships may not be enough to sort out the truth hidden in the tales of tragedy and revenge.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9781250036964
THE BLOOD GOSPEL: The Order of the Sanguines Series by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell
In his first-ever collaboration, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins combines his skill for cutting-edge science and historical mystery with award-winning novelist Rebecca Cantrell's talent for haunting suspense and sensual atmosphere in a gothic tale about an ancient order and the hunt for a miraculous book known only as The Blood Gospel.
Harper * 9780061991059
CREOLE BELLE: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke
Tee Jolie Melton, a young woman with a troubled past, visits Dave Robicheaux in a recovery unit in New Orleans and leaves him an iPod with the country blues song “My Creole Belle” on it. Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the vivid memory of Tee Jolie. When he learns that her sister has turned up dead inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf, he believes that putting the evils of the past to rest is more urgent than ever before.
Pocket Books * 9781451648140
DARE ME by Megan Abbott
Addy Hanlon and Beth Cassidy are the cheerleaders all the other girls fear and admire, but everything changes when the new coach arrives. Coach Colette French instantly overturns the girls’ pecking order and gains their fierce alliance --- until a shocking event shakes their fragile peace.
Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books * 9780316097789
FALL FROM GRACE by Richard North Patterson
Using his training as a CIA operative, Ben Blaine skillfully seeks to find the truth surrounding his father’s violent death --- even if it means exposing one of his own family members as the killer and unearthing hidden skeletons that were never meant to be found.
Pocket Books * 9781451617078
FATHER NIGHT: A McClure/Carson Novel by Eric Van Lustbader
A tidal wave of reform is sweeping across the Middle East. Up for grabs are major seats of political power, and at the center of it all are two men, giants of the vast criminal underworld. One is known as Dadya Gourdiev, the other is an underworld mystery, known only as the Syrian. But hiding in the shadows is a man history might have forsaken, but whose evil is still very much alive: Father Night.
Forge Books * 9780765369482
FEAR ITSELF by Andrew Rosenheim
Jimmy Nessheim, a young Special Agent in the fledgling FBI, is assigned to infiltrate a new German–American organization known as the Bund. Ardently pro-Nazi, the Bund is conspiring to sabotage American efforts against Adolf Hitler. But as Nessheim’s investigation takes him into the very heart of the Bund, it becomes increasingly clear that something far more sinister is at work, something that seems to lead directly to the White House.
Overlook TP * 9781468307030
THE FIFTH ASSASSIN by Brad Meltzer
There have been more than two-dozen assassination attempts on US Presidents, but only four have been successful...for now. Beecher White discovers a killer in Washington, D.C. who is meticulously recreating the crimes of these four men. During his investigation, he learns that over the course of 100 years, all four assassins were secretly working together. And Beecher is about to come face-to-face with the fifth one.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455519293
THE FORGETTING TREE by Tatjana Soli
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 Griffin * 9781250020420
THE GALLERY OF VANISHED HUSBANDS by Natasha Solomons
Ever since her husband disappeared seven years ago, Juliet Montague has been a hardworking single mother of two and unnaturally practical. But on her 30th birthday, that's all about to change. A wealthy young artist asks to paint her portrait, and Juliet, moved by the powerful desire to be seen, enters into the burgeoning art world of 1960s London, which will bring her fame, fortune --- and a life-long love affair.
Plume * 9780142180549
A HUNDRED FLOWERS by Gail Tsukiyama
At the beginning of the Chinese Cultural Revolution of 1957, Kai Ying struggles to hold her family together after her husband is sent to a labor camp as punishment for writing a letter criticizing the Communist Party. When her young son breaks his leg, she must come to terms with the shattering reminder of her husband's absence. Meanwhile, other members of the household must face their own guilty secrets and strive to find peace in a world where the old sense of order is failing.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250022547
THE HUSBAND LIST by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly
Caroline Maxwell, a young heiress in search of true love, would like nothing more than to join her brother Eddie and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures seeing the world and buying up businesses. But she is stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. While her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline would much rather be with Jack, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9780312651343
NOWHERE SAFE by Nancy Bush
Who’s more frightening: a sexual predator or a vigilante hell bent on making them atone --- in blood? Detective September Rafferty finds herself drawn into a harrowing and deeply personal case, and this time there are no innocents --- only the one who kills, and those condemned to die.
Zebra * 9781420125030
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.
Penguin Books * 9780143123934
OUTRAGE: An Inspector Erlendur Novel by Arnaldur Indridason
Haunted by personal demons, Detective Erlendur decides to take a short leave of absence, putting his female assistant, Elinborg, in charge while he is gone. When a disturbing case lands on her desk, Elinborg is quickly thrust into a world of violent crime. A serial rapist is on the loose, and the clock is ticking as the police race to catch him before he strikes again.
Picador * 9781250037749
THE RACKETEER by John Grisham
Given the importance of what they do, the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five. Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge’s untimely demise?
Bantam * 9780345545336
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.
Pocket Books * 9781451636130
ROGUE by Mark Sullivan
Two years ago, Robin Monarch was a top level CIA operative --- until he abruptly walked away, leaving his old life and friends behind without a word of explanation. Now this ex-soldier, ex-operative, and orphan with a murky past is stealing from the super-rich. When a high-profile jewel heist goes wrong, Monarch is led into a carefully woven trap designed to force him to complete the very same mission he walked away from years ago.
Minotaur Books * 9781250036940
A SUNLESS SEA: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry
As commander of the River Police, William Monk is accustomed to violent death, but the mutilated body of a female moves him with horror and pity. The victim’s name is Zenia Gadney. Her waterfront neighbors can tell him little --- only that the same unknown gentleman had visited her once a month for many years. What sinister secrets could have made poor Zenia worth killing? And why does the government keep interfering in Monk’s investigation?
Ballantine Books * 9780345510655
WINTER OF THE WORLD: Book Two of the Century Trilogy by Ken Follett
WINTER OF THE WORLD picks up right where FALL OF GIANTS left off, as its five interrelated families --- American, German, Russian, English and Welsh --- enter a time of enormous social, political and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs.
NAL Trade * 9780451419248
A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE by Scott Hutchins
Settled back into the San Francisco singles scene following the implosion of his young marriage just months after the honeymoon, Neill Bassett is going through the motions. His carefully modulated routine, however, is soon disrupted in ways he can’t dismiss with his usual nonchalance.
Penguin Books * 9780143124191
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