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Week of May 5, 2014

Releases for the week of May 5th include THE LONGEST RIDE by Nicholas Sparks, the remarkable story of two couples whose lives intersect in profound and surprising ways; DEATH ANGEL, an Alexandra Cooper mystery from Linda Fairstein, who explores the rich --- and little-known --- history of New York’s City’s Central Park; THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY, Adriana Trigiani's novel that explores the tricky dynamics between Old World craftsmanship and New World ambition; and THE WORLD’S STRONGEST LIBRARIAN by Josh Hanagarne, a funny and uplifting story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette’s found salvation in books and weight lifting.

Adelle Waldman, author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

Nate Piven, a rising star in Brooklyn’s literary scene, has his pick of both magazine assignments and women. In this 21st-century literary world, wit and conversation are not at all dead. Is romance? Nate thinks of himself as beyond superficial judgment, yet constantly struggles with his own status anxiety --- he is drawn to women, yet has a habit of letting them down.