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Jen Calonita

Jen Calonita is the author of the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series and other books like SLEEPAWAY GIRLS and SUMMER STATE OF MIND, but Fairy Tale Reform School is her first middle grade series. She rules Long Island, New York with husband Mike, princes Tyler and Dylan, and Chihuahua Captain Jack Sparrow, but the only castle she’d ever want to live in is Cinderella’s at Disney World.

Week of March 30, 2015

Releases for the week of March 30th include THE FORTUNE HUNTER, Daisy Goodwin's bestselling historical novel about a beautiful empress, a handsome horseman and a bluestocking heiress who form a passionate love triangle; Debbie Macomber's BLOSSOM STREET BRIDES, in which several knitters endeavor to overcome love snafus while a mysterious do-gooder is planting "Knit Me" baskets of knitting projects around the city of Seattle; and HOTEL FLORIDA by Amanda Vaill, a spellbinding story of love amid the devastation of the Spanish Civil War.

Week of March 23, 2015

Releases for the week of March 23rd include THE ESCAPE, a continuation of David Baldacci's series featuring John Puller, a combat veteran and special agent with the U.S. Army whose newest case will force him to hunt down the most formidable and brilliant prey he has ever tracked: his own brother; THE ONE & ONLY by Emily Giffin, in which the comfortable world of 33-year-old Shea Rigsby is upended when an unexpected tragedy strikes her tight-knit community, and she begins to wonder if the life she has chosen is really enough for her; and A BROKEN HALLELUJAH, Liel Leibovitz's meditation on Leonard Cohen --- the singer, his music, and the ideas and beliefs at its core.

Alan Alda

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.

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Alan Alda

Week of March 16, 2015

Releases for the week of March 16th include THE BURNING ROOM, Michael Connelly's thriller that follows Detective Harry Bosch and his new partner as they investigate a recent murder where the trigger was pulled nine years earlier; GEMINI, in which master of medical drama Carol Cassella presents, in beautiful interwoven storytelling, two women --- lifetimes apart --- who face the inescapable forces shaping their lives; and THE RISE by celebrated art historian, curator and teacher Sarah Lewis, a fascinating examination of how our most iconic creative endeavors --- from innovation to the arts --- are not achievements but conversions, corrections after failed attempts.

Week of March 9, 2015

Releases for the week of March 9th include KEEP QUIET, Lisa Scottoline's emotionally gripping and complex story about one man's split-second decision to protect his son --- and the devastating consequences that follow; FOURTH OF JULY CREEK, in which PEN prize-winning writer Smith Henderson explores the complexities of freedom, community, grace, suspicion and anarchy, brilliantly depicting our nation's disquieting and violent contradictions; and FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE WHO SEE, Rosemary Mahoney's memoir that tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the remarkable blind woman who founded the school.

Week of March 2, 2015

Releases for the week of March 2nd include CHINA DOLLS by Lisa See, in which the lives of three friends are threatened by paranoia and suspicion after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, and a shocking act of betrayal changes everything; BOY, SNOW, BIRD, the widely acclaimed novel from Helen Oyeyemi that recasts the Snow White fairy tale as a story of family secrets, race, beauty and vanity; and THE NOBLE HUSTLE, Pulitzer finalist Colson Whitehead’s memoir of his search for meaning at high stakes poker tables, which he describes as “EAT, PRAY, LOVE for depressed shut-ins.”

March 3, 2015

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of March 2nd and March 9th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.

Jonathan Odell

Jonathan Odell is the author of two novels, THE HEALING (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2012) and THE VIEW FROM DELPHI (MacAdam/Cage, 2004), which has been updated and republished as MISS HAZEL AND THE ROSA PARKS LEAGUE. Odell was born and raised in Mississippi, growing up in the institutional segregation of a small town. In college, he sold EBONY PICTORIAL HISTORY OF BLACK AMERICA door to door in black neighborhoods across the South while the Klan tried to discourage him. He now resides in Minnesota.