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Week of March 31, 2014

Releases for the week of March 31st include STARTING NOW by Debbie Macomber, a return to Seattle’s beloved Blossom Street in a heartfelt tale of friendship, renewal, and discovering what’s truly important in life; THE WHITE PRINCESS, a Cousins’ War novel from Philippa Gregory that tells the remarkable story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen; Elizabeth Silver's THE EXECUTION OF NOA P. SINGLETON, an unpredictable debut novel of guilt, punishment, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive; and TAYLOR'S GIFT by Todd and Tara Storch, whose decision to donate their 13-year-old daughter's organs following a tragic skiing accident would help save the lives of five desperate people who were anxiously awaiting a miracle.

Elizabeth L. Silver , author of The Execution of Noa P. Singleton

Noa P. Singleton never spoke a word in her own defense throughout a brief trial that ended with a jury finding her guilty of first-degree murder. Ten years later, having accepted her fate, she sits on death row in a maximum-security penitentiary, just six months away from her execution date.

Meanwhile, Marlene Dixon is a high-powered Philadelphia attorney who is also the mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing. She claims to have changed her mind about the death penalty and will do everything in her considerable power to convince the governor to commute Noa's sentence to life in prison, in return for the one thing Noa can trade: her story.