October 8, 2013
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of October 7th and October 14th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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On Sale the Week of October 7th in Hardcover
DIRTY LOVE by Andre Dubus III
In these linked novellas in which characters walk out the back door of one story and into the next, love is "dirty" --- tangled up with need, power, boredom, ego, fear and fantasy. These narratives express extraordinary tenderness toward human beings, our vulnerable hearts and bodies, our fulfilling and unfulfilling lives alone and with others.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393064650
MY STORY by Elizabeth Smart, with Chris Stewart
For the first time, 10 years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime. She explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and how she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was served.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250040152
THE STAR OF ISTANBUL: A Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller by Robert Olen Butler
War correspondent and American spy Christopher Marlowe Cobb is charged with following German intellectual and possible covert SS agent Brauer onto the decks of the Lusitania. On board is gorgeous actress Selene Bourgani, who might be working with German intelligence. But as Cobb tracks Brauer and Bourgani from London to Istanbul (after the scurrilous U-Boat attack on the ship), he realizes that Bourgani’s intentions are more complicated than imagined.
Mysterious Press * 9780802121554
THE ALLIGATOR MAN by James Sheehan
Kevin Wylie's crooked boss wants to run him out of town, and Kevin's long-time girlfriend is ready to take a hike. He decides that now is the time to leave Miami, visit his father, who he hasn't seen in 28 years, and get some answers. Heading back to his hometown, he doesn't realize that he and his dad will become embroiled in a murder case involving one of the richest and most hated corporate criminals in America.
Center Street * 9781455508648
BECOMING MR. OCTOBER by Reggie Jackson, with Kevin Baker
BECOMING MR. OCTOBER is a revelatory self-portrait of baseball icon Reggie Jackson at the height of his public fame and private anguish. Filled with anecdotes about the notorious “Bronx Zoo” Yankees of the late 1970s and bluntly honest portrayals of his teammates and competitors, this is baseball history as can be told only by the man who lived it.
Doubleday * 9780385533119
CAMELOT'S COURT: Inside the Kennedy White House by Robert Dallek
Fifty years after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, presidential historian Robert Dallek delivers a new portrait of the president and his inner circle of advisors --- their rivalries, personality clashes and political battles. Here, Dallek analyzes the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy’s administration --- including the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam --- were indelible.
Harper * 9780062065841
THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful Internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime --- even as life beyond work grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
Knopf * 9780385351393
DALLAS 1963 by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis
Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis explore the swirling forces that led many people to warn President Kennedy to avoid Dallas on his fateful trip to Texas. They lead us through intimate glimpses of the Kennedy family and the machinations of the Kennedy White House, to the obsessed men in Dallas who concocted the climate of hatred that led many to blame the city for the president's death.
Twelve * 9781455522095
DOING HARD TIME: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods
When Stone Barrington embarks on a trip to Bel-Air, he expects a relaxing break from the fast pace and mean streets of New York. But a case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force --- with lethal results. And this deadly situation makes for strange bedfellows when Stone finds himself teamed with the least likely ally: a gentleman of unique abilities who can fly below the radar and above the law.
Putnam Adult * 9780399164149
DOOMED by Chuck Palahniuk
Chuck Palahniuk's 2011 novel, DAMNED, chronicled Madison Spencer’s journey across the unspeakable (and really gross) landscape of the afterlife to confront the Devil himself. But her story isn’t over yet. In a series of electronic dispatches from the Great Beyond, DOOMED describes the ultimate showdown between Good and Evil.
Doubleday * 9780385533034
THE DOUBLE by George Pelecanos
The job seems simple enough: retrieve the valuable painting "The Double" Grace Kinkaid's ex-boyfriend stole from her. But Grace wants Spero Lucas to find the man who humiliated her --- a violent career criminal with a small gang of brutal thugs at his beck and call. In the midst of a steamy, passionate love affair that he knows can't last, Lucas is forced to decide what kind of man he is --- and how far he'll go to get what he wants.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316078399
HITLER'S FURIES: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields by Wendy Lower
Wendy Lower’s stunning account of the role of German women on the World War II Nazi eastern front powerfully revises history, proving that we have ignored the reality of women’s participation in the Holocaust, including as brutal killers. HITLER'S FURIES builds a fascinating picture of a morally “lost generation” of young women, born into a defeated, tumultuous post --- a twisted political awakening that turned to genocide.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547863382
INHERIT THE DEAD by Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Charlaine Harris, John Connolly and C. J. Box
Pericles “Perry” Christo has been struggling since he lost his badge, and his marriage, in a notorious corruption scandal. So he jumps at the chance to work what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case. Socialite Julia Drusilla is looking for her daughter, Angelina, who is about to become a very wealthy young woman. But as Christo digs deeper, he discovers there’s much more to the lovely “Angel” than meets the eye.
Touchstone * 9781451684759
LIGHTHOUSE ISLAND by Paulette Jiles
In the coming centuries, the world's population has exploded and covered the earth with cities, animals are nearly all gone, and drought has taken over so that cloudy water is issued by the quart. It is an unwelcoming world for an orphan like Nadia Stepan, who grows up dreaming of the vacation spot called Lighthouse Island, in a place called the Pacific Northwest. She becomes obsessed with it and is determined to somehow find her way there.
William Morrow * 9780062232502
LONGBOURN by Jo Baker
Sarah, an orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. When a mysterious new footman arrives, the orderly realm of the servants’ hall threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended.
Knopf * 9780385351232
MR. LYNCH'S HOLIDAY by Catherine O'Flynn
When Dermot Lynch arrives to visit his son in Spain, he learns that Eamonn, only one of a handful of settlers in the half-finished ghost town of Lomaverde, is upside down in a dream that is slipping away. But Dermot finds something beautiful in Lomaverde’s decline --- something that is reminiscent of his childhood in Ireland. As the happenings in Lomaverde take a strange turn, father and son slowly begin to peel back their pasts and uncover a shocking secret at the heart of this ad hoc community.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805091816
ONCE WE WERE BROTHERS by Ronald H. Balson
Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser, Solomon, encourages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice, revealing that the true Piatek was abandoned as a child and raised by Solomon's own family, only to betray them during the Nazi occupation. But has Solomon accused the right man?
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250048127
PRACTICE TO DECEIVE by Ann Rule
Ann Rule unravels a shattering case of Christmastime murder off the coast of Washington State. It’s a case with enough drama, greed, sex and scandal to be called “The Real Housewives of Whidbey Island,” but this was not reality television. This was murder: pure, cruel, ugly and senseless. And someone had to pay the price.
Gallery Books * 9781416544623
RASPUTIN'S SHADOW by Raymond Khoury
FBI Agent Sean Reilly finds himself teamed with Russian Federal Security Service agent Larisa Tchoumitcheva to discover why a Russian embassy attaché has apparently committed suicide and a retired Russian physics professor living in Queens has vanished, all of which leads to a small device that could change the world in a deadly way.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953135
SOLO: A James Bond Novel by William Boyd
It's 1969 and, having just celebrated his 45th birthday, James Bond --- British special agent 007 --- is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to quash the rebels threatening the established regime.
Harper * 9780062223128
STARRY NIGHT: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber
STARRY NIGHT stars disgruntled gossip columnist Carrie Slayton, who wants to be a serious journalist. When she discovers the whereabouts of the famously reclusive Finnegan Dalton, whose book about living in the Alaskan wilds has hit the bestseller lists, she sees an opportunity to jumpstart her career. But meeting Finn in the snowy wilderness during the holidays makes her rethink her decision.
Ballantine Books * 9780345528896
STORM FRONT: A Virgil Flowers Novel by John Sandford
In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You’re about to get a visitor. It’s an Israeli cop, and she’s tailing a man who’s smuggled out an extraordinary relic --- a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. As it turns out, there are very bad men chasing the relic, and they don’t care who’s in the way or what they have to do to get it.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159305
TOP DOWN: A Novel of the Kennedy Assassination by Jim Lehrer
As Air Force One touches down in Dallas, ambitious young newspaper reporter Jack Gilmore races to get the scoop on preparations for President Kennedy’s motorcade. Will the bubble top on the presidential limousine be up or down? Down, according to veteran Secret Service agent Van Walters. The decision to leave the top down and expose JFK to fire from above will weigh on Van’s conscience for decades. But will it also change the course of history?
Random House * 9781400069163
TUDORS: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth by Peter Ackroyd
TUDORS is the story of England's most famous monarchs, the plots between and against them, and a nation on its way from chaos to stability. Above all, it is the story of the English Reformation and the making of the Anglican Church. Peter Ackroyd’s book shows a country where good governance was the duty of the state, not the church, and where men and women began to look to themselves for answers rather than to those who ruled them.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250003621
THE PRESERVATIONIST by Justin Kramon
To Sam Blount, meeting Julia is the best thing that has ever happened to him. Working at the local college, he’d been feeling troubled about his approaching 40th birthday, but being with Julia makes him feel young and hopeful. Their relationship is tested by a shy young man with a secret, Marcus Broley, who is also infatuated with Julia.
Pegasus * 9781605984803
On Sale the Week of October 7th in Paperback
THE OBITUARY WRITER by Ann Hood
On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless marriage or follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, obituary writer Vivien Lowe is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. The surprising connection between Claire and Vivien will change the life of one of them in unexpected and extraordinary ways.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393346770
BERTIE PLAYS THE BLUES: A 44 Scotland Street Novel by Alexander McCall Smith
The residents of Scotland Street are all dealing with domestic woes. New parents Matthew and Elspeth muddle through the difficulties of multiple parenthood. Angus and Domenica are newly engaged and must negotiate the complex merger of two households. And in the Pollock family, there's a shift in power as husband Stuart starts to stand up to his overbearing wife, Irene --- and poor Bertie puts himself up for adoption on eBay.
Anchor * 9780307948496
BLASPHEMY: New and Selected Stories by Sherman Alexie
Included in this collection of new and classic stories by Sherman Alexie are some of his most esteemed tales, including “What You Pawn I Will Redeem," “This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” “The Toughest Indian in the World” and “War Dances.” His new stories are about donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, the reservation, marriage, and all species of contemporary American warriors.
Grove Press * 9780802121752
THE CHILD'S CHILD by Ruth Rendell, writing as Barbara Vine
When their grandmother dies, Grace and Andrew Easton inherit her sprawling, book-filled London home. Rather than sell it, the adult siblings move in together. The arrangement is unusual yet ideal for the affectionate pair --- until the day Andrew brings home a new boyfriend. When he and Andrew witness their friend’s murder outside a London nightclub, James begins to unravel. What happens next will change the lives of everyone in the house.
Scribner * 9781476704272
GOD: A Story of Revelation by Deepak Chopra
In Deepak Chopra's powerful, groundbreaking and imaginative work --- a unique blend of storytelling and teaching --- the New York Times bestselling author explores the evolution of God. By capturing the lives of 10 historical prophets, saints, mystics and martyrs who are touched by a divine power, Chopra reveals a riveting portrait of a constantly changing God.
HarperOne * 9780062020697
HIT ME by Lawrence Block
Sometimes it's hard to remember that Nicholas Edwards used to kill people for a living. But when the nation's economy tanks, all it takes is one phone call to drag him back into the game, back to being the man he always was: Keller. A call puts him on a West Indies cruise, with several interesting fellow passengers. But the high drama comes in Cheyenne, where a recent widow is looking to sell her husband's stamp collection.
Mulholland Books * 9780316127349
HUSH LITTLE BABY by Suzanne Redfearn
Jillian Kane appears to have it all --- a successful career, a gorgeous home, a loving husband, and two wonderful children. The reality behind closed doors is something else entirely. When, in an act of desperation, Jillian flees her abusive marriage, her worst nightmare is realized, and she finds herself on the run with her two young children, no money, and no plan.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455573202
THE JEWELS OF PARADISE by Donna Leon
After nearly three centuries, two locked trunks, believed to contain the papers of a baroque composer, have been discovered. The composer died childless, and now two Venetians each claim inheritance. Caterina Pellegrini’s job is to examine any enclosed papers to discover the “testamentary disposition” of the composer. But when her research takes her in unexpected directions, she begins to wonder just what secrets these trunks may hold.
Grove Press * 9780802120656
NOT DEAD YET by Peter James
Days before Gaia Lafayette, one of Hollywood's hottest stars, leaves home for a movie role in Brighton, England, there is a bungled attempt on her life. Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is charged with protecting Gaia on location in Brighton from her dangerously obsessive Number One fan, a clever maniac who will stop at nothing to kill her.
Minotaur Books * 9781250029669
RETURN OF THE THIN MAN by Dashiell Hammett
This pair of never-before published Thin Man novellas --- AFTER THE THIN MAN and ANOTHER THIN MAN --- features the classic Hammett characters Nick Charles, a retired private investigator, and his former debutante wife, Nora. In these two stories, Nick and Nora become involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when they find Nora's family gardener murdered.
Mysterious Press * 9780802121561
SCHRODER by Amity Gaige
Attending a New England summer camp, young Eric Schroder adopts the last name Kennedy to more easily fit in. SCHRODER relates the story of Eric's urgent escape years later to Lake Champlain, Vermont, with his six-year-old daughter in an attempt to outrun the authorities amid a heated custody battle with his wife, who will soon discover that her husband is not who he says he is.
Twelve * 9781455512126
THIS HOUSE IS HAUNTED by John Boyne
Set in Norfolk in 1867, Eliza Caine responds to an ad for a governess position at Gaudlin Hall. When she arrives there, shaken by an unsettling disturbance that occurred during her travels, she is greeted by the two children now in her care, Isabella and Eustace. Eliza realizes that if she and the children are to survive the hall's violent attentions, she must first uncover its long-buried secrets and confront the demons of its past.
Other Press * 9781590516799
THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE by Ayana Mathis
In 1923, 15-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave.
Vintage * 9780307949707
On Sale the Week of October 14th in Hardcover
ACTORS ANONYMOUS by James Franco
Told in a dizzying array of styles --- from lyric essays and disarming testimonials to hilariously rambling text messages and ghostly footnotes --- and loosely modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous's Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, James Franco’s debut novel is an intense, wild ride into the dark heart of celebrity.
Little A/New Harvest * 9780544114531
BEHIND THE SHATTERED GLASS: A Lady Emily Mystery by Tasha Alexander
Anglemore Park is the ancestral home of Lady Emily Hargreave's husband, Colin. But the stately calm of country life is destroyed when their neighbor, the Marquess of Montagu, bursts through the French doors from the garden and falls down dead in front of the shocked gathering. Who has a motive for murdering the young aristocrat?
Minotaur Books * 9781250024701
BRIDGET JONES: MAD ABOUT THE BOY by Helen Fielding
Pondering endless modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of loss, single motherhood, tweeting, texting, technology, and rediscovering her sexuality in --- Warning! Bad, outdated phrase approaching! --- middle age.
Knopf * 9780385350860
CHRISTMAS BLISS by Mary Kay Andrews
Christmas is coming, but Savannah antiques dealer Weezie Foley is doubly distracted: by her upcoming wedding to her longtime love, chef Daniel Stipanek, and also by the fact that her best friend and maid-of-honor, BeBe Loudermilk, is due to give birth any day --- and is still adamantly refusing to marry her live-in-love Harry.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250019721
THE DAWN OF CHRISTMAS: A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country by Cindy Woodsmall
Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it’s time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan --- but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307732132
DEAD MAN'S TIME by Peter James
During the investigation of a savage burglary in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace realizes he has kicked over a hornets nest of new and ancient hatreds. At its heart is one man, Gavin Daly, who has a score to settle and a promise to keep --- both of which lead to a murderous trail linking the antiques world of Brighton, the crime fraternity of Spain’s Marbella, and New York.
Minotaur Books * 9781250030184
THE FAMILY: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century by David Laskin
A century and a half ago, a Torah scribe and his wife raised six children in a yeshiva town at the western fringe of the Russian empire. Bound by their customs and ancient faith, the pious couple expected their sons and daughter to carry family traditions into future generations. But the social and political crises of our time decreed otherwise. The torrent of history took the scribe’s family down three very different roads.
Viking Adult * 9780670025473
GOOD GOD, LOUSY WORLD, AND ME: The Improbable Journey of a Human Rights Activist from Unbelief to Faith by Holly Burkhalter
For over 30 years, Holly Burkhalter has worked as an international rights advocate for victims of genocide, rape and injustice. Throughout most of her career, the heartbreak she encountered around the world --- and in her own life --- had convinced her that there was no such thing as a loving God. Then, Holly discovered a new truth: God was there --- in the grief, in the violence, in the questions. And God was good.
Convergent Books * 9781601425089
THE HEAVENS RISE by Christopher Rice
Deep in the swamps outside of New Orleans, Niquette Delongpre and her family uncover a well on their property that brings ancient things to the surface --- things that should have stayed buried. When Niquette is exposed to a small parasite, it triggers in her mysterious and dangerous powers. As she tries to come to grips with these new abilities and what they might mean for her future, she realizes that she is not alone.
Gallery Books * 9781476716084
HE WALKS AMONG US: Encounters with Christ in a Broken World by Richard and Renee Stearns
We often separate ourselves from people who are different from us, sometimes even intentionally. HE WALKS AMONG US is a great reminder of all the things we share in common --- hopes, dreams, heartaches --- and most important of all, it reminds us that He walks among us. All of us. This book offers great perspective from our brothers and sisters around the world.
Thomas Nelson * 9781400321865
HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE by Emma Chapman
Good wife Marta has been married for so long that she can hardly remember a past without Hector. But now strange visions flit at the corner of her eye, including that of a blonde girl no one else can see. Is she losing her mind, or is she starting to remember something important?
St. Martin's Press * 9781250018199
IDENTICAL by Scott Turow
State Senator Paul Giannis is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County. His identical twin brother Cass is newly released from prison, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Dita Kronon. When Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family business, and private investigator Tim Brodie begin a re-investigation of Dita's death, a complex web of murder, sex and betrayal dramatically unfolds.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455527205
JFK IN THE SENATE: Pathway to the Presidency by John T. Shaw
Before John F. Kennedy became a legendary young president, he was the junior senator from Massachusetts. The Senate was where JFK's presidential ambitions were born and first realized. In the first book to deal exclusively with JFK's Senate years, author John T. Shaw looks at how the young Senator was able to catapult himself on the national stage.
Palgrave Macmillan * 9780230341838
JOHNNY CARSON by Henry Bushkin
In the '70s and '80s, “The Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson was the country's highest-paid entertainer and its most enigmatic. He was notoriously inscrutable, as mercurial (and sometimes cruel) off-camera as he was charming and hilarious onstage. During the apex of his reign, Carson's longtime lawyer and best friend was Henry Bushkin, who now shows us Johnny Carson with a breathtaking clarity and depth that nobody else could.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544217621
JUST ONE EVIL ACT: A Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George
Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, discover that the case they've taken on is far more complex than a typical kidnapping, revealing secrets that could have far-reaching effects outside of the investigation. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most, and how far she’s willing to go to protect it.
Dutton Adult * 9780525952961
THE LAST DARK: The Climax of the Entire Thomas Covenant Chronicles by Stephen R. Donaldson
Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery have fought for what they love in the magical reality known only as "the Land." Now they face their final crisis. Reunited after their separate struggles, they discover in each other their true power --- and yet they cannot imagine how to stop the Worm of the World’s End from unmaking Time. Nevertheless, they must resist the ruin of all things, giving their last strength in the service of the world's continuance.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159206
THE MEN WHO UNITED THE STATES: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible by Simon Winchester
How did America become “one nation, indivisible”? What unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognize today? To answer these questions, Simon Winchester follows in the footsteps of America’s most essential explorers, thinkers and innovators. Throughout, he ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree.
Harper * 9780062079602
NORMAN MAILER: A DOUBLE LIFE by J. Michael Lennon
J. Michael Lennon knew Norman Mailer for 35 years, and in writing this biography, he has had the cooperation of Mailer’s late widow, Norris Church, his ex-wives, and all of his children, as well as his sister, Barbara. He also had access to Mailer’s vast, unpublished correspondence and papers, and he interviewed dozens of people who knew him.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439150191
ORR: My Story by Bobby Orr
Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey. But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. Orr is speaking out now because “I am a parent and a grandparent and I believe that I have lessons worth passing on.” ORR: MY STORY is more than a book about hockey --- it is about the making of a man.
Putnam Adult * 9780399161759
POLICE: A Harry Hole Novel by Jo Nesbø
For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry is not in a position to protect anyone. Least of all himself...
Knopf * 9780307960498
QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips
Weeks after meeting a chivalrous, elegant man named Harry Powers, Asta Eicher and her three children are dead. Journalist Emily Thornhill becomes deeply invested in understanding what happened, and allies herself with a banker who is wracked by guilt for not saving Asta. She goes to West Virginia to cover the murder trial and to investigate the story herself, accompanied by a charming and unconventional photographer who is equally drawn to the case.
Scribner * 9781439172537
THE REASON FOR MY HOPE: Salvation by Billy Graham
The saving message of the Gospel is the heartbeat of preacher and evangelist Billy Graham. Millions around the world have heard Graham proclaim this unchanging truth. He has never forgotten the transformation of his own life, when he first said yes to God’s gift of salvation, and he has witnessed multitudes turn their hearts to the God of Hope. THE REASON FOR MY HOPE presents the essence of that transformative message.
Thomas Nelson * 9780849947612
THE WOLVES OF MIDWINTER: The Wolf Gift Chronicles by Anne Rice
In THE WOLF GIFT, the first of her strange and mythic imaginings of the world of wolfen powers, Anne Rice conjured up a daring new world set against the wild and beckoning California coast. Now in her new novel, Rice takes us once again to the rugged coastline of Northern California, to the grand mansion at Nideck Point, and further explores the unearthly education of her transformed Man Wolf.
Knopf * 9780385349963
DUKE: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the 20th century --- and an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no one, not even his closest friends, claimed to understand. DUKE peels away countless layers of Ellington’s evasion and public deception to tell the unvarnished truth about the creative genius.
Gotham * 9781592407491
SEVEN DEADLIES: A Cautionary Tale by Gigi Levangie Grazer
A ninth grader on a full scholarship at a fancy private school in Beverly Hills, Mexican American Perry Gonzalez is an aspiring writer who has penned seven deadly stories --- all drawn from her observations of the privileged teens around her. Greed, for instance, is evoked by an ambitious youngster with a Ponzi scheme that could wreck his own grandmother, while lust surfaces dangerously at a private concert involving the Judas Brothers.
Blue Rider Press * 9780399166730
SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT: A Walt Longmire Story by Craig Johnson
Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A CHRISTMAS CAROL in his office on December 24th when he’s interrupted by a mysterious young woman with more than a few questions about his predecessor, Lucian Connally. Lucian swears he’s never laid eyes on the woman before. Disappointed, she whispers “Steamboat” and begins a story that takes them all back to Christmas Eve 1988, when three people died in a terrible crash and a young girl had the slimmest chance of survival.
Viking Adult * 9780670015788
On Sale the Week of October 14th in Paperback
THE GOVERNESS OF HIGHLAND HALL: Edwardian Brides, Book One by Carrie Turansky
Worlds lie between the marketplaces of India and the halls of a magnificent country estate like Highland Hall. Will Julia be able to find her place when a governess is neither upstairs family nor downstairs help?
Multnomah Books * 9781601424969
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.
Mariner Books * 9780544106536
THE LITTLE BOOKSTORE OF BIG STONE GAP: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book by Wendy Welch
Wendy Welch and her husband had always dreamed of owning a bookstore, so when they left their high-octane jobs for a simpler life in an Appalachian coal town, they seized an unexpected opportunity to pursue their dream. Against all odds, but with optimism, the help of their Virginian mountain community, and an abiding love for books, they succeeded in establishing more than a thriving business --- they built a community.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250031617
MAN IN THE EMPTY SUIT by Sean Ferrell
Every year, a time traveler throws a party with all the other versions of who he has been and who he will be. However, the year he turns 39, the party takes a turn for the worse. He encounters the body of his 40-year-old self, dead of a gunshot wound to the head. He has one year to save himself, and all the other guests. But can he trust his past and future selves?
Soho Press * 9781616953010
MENNONITE MEETS MR. RIGHT: A Memoir of Faith, Hope, and Love by Rhoda Janzen
At the end of her bestselling memoir, MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS, Rhoda Janzen had reconnected with her family roots, though her future felt uncertain. When this overeducated professor starts dating the most unlikely of men --- a weight-liftin', church-goin', truck-drivin' rocker named Mitch --- she begins a surprising journey to faith and love.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455502875
MICK JAGGER by Philip Norman
From exclusive interviews with those closest to Mick Jagger, such as ex-girlfriends Chrissie Shrimpton and Cleo Sylvestre, which shed light on little seen aspects of Jagger's personality, to record-straightening revelations about Jagger's infamous 1967 drugs bust and the notorious Altamont concert, Philip Norman's groundbreaking biography crafts a vivid portrait of the real man behind the swagger, little glimpsed and much misunderstood.
Ecco * 9780061944864
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Charles Talent Manx likes to take children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing --- and terrifying --- playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.” Victoria McQueen, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up now and desperate to forget. But Manx is on the road again and has picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062200587
A RELUCTANT COURTSHIP: The Daughters of Bainbridge House, Book 3 by Laurie Alice Eakes
Honore Bainbridge has been courted by two men, one of whom turned out to be a traitor, the other a murderer. Banished to her family's country estate, she finally meets the man she is sure is exactly right for her: Lord Ashmoor. But he too is under suspicion because of his American upbringing and accusations that he has helped French prisoners escape from Dartmoor Prison. Though they find themselves drawn to each other, family obligations may conspire to keep them apart forever.
Revell * 9780800734688
UNDER A BLACKBERRY MOON by Serena B. Miller
Just a few days after she gives birth alone in the Northwoods, a recently widowed young Chippewa woman stumbles into a nearby lumber camp in search of refuge and sustenance. Come summer, the camp owner sends Skypilot, his most trusted friend, to accompany Moon Song and her baby on the long and treacherous journey back to her people. But when tragedy strikes off the shore of Michigan's Upper Peninsula wilderness, Moon Song and Skypilot must depend on each other for survival.
Revell * 9780800721183
THE WALL AROUND YOUR HEART: How Jesus Heals You When Others Hurt You by Mary DeMuth
In THE WALL AROUND YOUR HEART, Mary DeMuth shows you that you can reach wholeness and healing in the aftermath of painful relationships by following the road map of the Lord’s Prayer. You’ll walk through story after story of hurt people who are led through biblical truth into amazing, life-sustaining, joyful growth.
Thomas Nelson * 9781400205219
THE WALNUT TREE: A Holiday Tale by Charles Todd
While visiting France in the summer of 1914, Lady Elspeth Douglas is stranded at the port city of Calais with a sea of travelers, soldiers and refugees trying to leave the continent after the Germans invade Belgium at the start of World War I. She begins heroically carrying water to weary soldiers near the front, where she is rescued from a German shelling by Captain Peter Gilchrist. Once she is safely home in England, she cannot forget the gallant captain.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062236876
WHEN WE WERE ON FIRE: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love, and Starting Over by Addie Zierman
In the strange, us-versus-them Christian subculture of the 1990s, a person’s faith was measured by how many WWJD bracelets she wore and whether he had kissed dating goodbye. Evangelical poster child Addie Zierman wore three bracelets asking what Jesus would do. She also led two Bible studies and listened exclusively to Christian music. She was on fire for God and unaware that the flame was dwindling --- until it burned out.
Convergent Books * 9781601425454
YOUNG PHILBY by Robert Littell
When Kim Philby fled to Moscow in 1963, he became the most notorious double agent in the history of espionage. Recruited into His Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service at the beginning of World War II, he rose rapidly in the ranks to become the chief liaison officer with the CIA in Washington after the war. Robert Littell recounts the little-known story of the spy's early years.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250037565
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