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New in Paperback

Whether it's a hardcover reprinted in paperback, or a new book that just released in paperback, we're rounding up fiction and nonfiction titles worthy of your attention in our New in Paperback feature. Feel free to dog-ear the pages and fold back the covers!

Week of November 21, 2011

In THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES, Jean M. Auel continues the story of Ayla and Jondalar and their little daughter Jonayla. Now, Ayla is pursuing the fascinating knowledge and power of the Zelandoni, led by the charismatic First Among Those Who Served the Mother of the Zelandoni of the Ninth Cave.

Iris Johansen's QUINN centers on former Navy SEAL turned cop Joe Quinn. When he first met Eve Duncan, Joe never expected to fall in love in the midst of her tragedy. As their search takes them deep into a web of murder and madness, Joe and Eve must test their resolve to uncover the bone-chilling truth. 

Week of November 14, 2011

In SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN by Janet Evanovich, dead bodies are showing up on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but Stephanie Plum’s name is on the killer’s list. Meanwhile, Stephanie must deal with her high-maintenance family and decide between two different, very charming men.

Jim Fusilli's NARROWS GATE tells of the dangerous immigrant neighborhood of Narrows Gate, overlooking the Hudson River. A young neighborhood boy named Sal Benno is pulled into the Mafia, and a complex web of secrets and crime gradually unfolds. 

Week of November 7, 2011

THE BRAVE by Nicholas Evans tells the story of Tom Bedford, who moves to Hollywood with his sister when she falls in love with a suave TV cowboy. But after a shocking act of violence, Tom’s life is destroyed. And when his estranged son is charged with murder many years later, he is forced to confront his painful past.

In Elin Hilderbrand's SILVER GIRL, Meredith Delinn loses everything after her husband is caught in an elaborate scam. She goes to Nantucket with her childhood friend to escape, but when someone from her past reemerges, Meredith must come face to face with the life she could have had.

Week of October 31, 2011

Tea Obreht's THE TIGER'S WIFE tells the story of Natalia, a young doctor in a Balkan country. Natalia is attempting to piece together the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death through the extraordinary stories and legends from his past.

In I REMEMBER NOTHING, Nora Ephron takes a hilarious look at the past, the present and the future, bemoaning the vicissitudes of modern life, and recalling with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn’t (yet) forgotten.

Week of October 24, 2011

Ever since his late mother begged him to avenge his father’s murder, Gideon Crew has been on a mission. Now, in GIDEON'S SWORD by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, he is being closely observed --- and he may have an opportunity to use his skills for more than just this murder.

A blend of captivating personal stories, Paul Auster's SUNSET PARK follows the hopes and fears of a cast of unforgettable characters brought together by the mysterious Miles Heller during the dark months of the 2008 economic collapse.

Week of October 17, 2011

A new breed of counterterrorism operator has emerged in Brad Thor's THE ATHENA PROJECT. Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The Athena Project, four of Delta’s best and brightest women are about to undertake one of the nation’s deadliest assignments.

In DJIBOUTI by Elmore Leonard, documentary filmmaker Dara Barr arrives in Djibouti with her right-hand man, six-foot-six, 72-year-old African American seafarer Xavier LeBo, to film modern-day pirates hijacking merchant ships. But almost no one here is who he claims to be.

Week of October 10, 2011

In SWEET VALLEY CONFIDENTIAL: TEN YEARS LATER, Francine Pascal brings back the iconic and beloved identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield. Now, the twins are all grown up, dealing with the complicated adult world of love, careers, betrayal and sisterhood.

EVERYTHING WE EVER WANTED by Sara Shepard is the story of Sylvie, a recently widowed mother of two, who finds her life upended by a late-night phone call from the headmaster of the prestigious private school where her adopted son Scott teaches. Allegations of Scott's involvement in a hazing scandal throw the entire family into chaos.

Week of October 3, 2011

In DON’T SING AT THE TABLE, Adriana Trigiani reveals how her grandmothers’ simple values have shaped her own life, sharing the experiences, humor and wisdom of her beloved mentors to delight readers of all ages.

Shane Scully responds to a call at a once-immaculate mansion in Stephen J. Cannell's THE PROSTITUTES' BALL. The place is deserted --- except for three dead bodies, all shot with the same gun. But when he starts investigating what looks like an open-and-shut case, things take a turn for the worse.

Week of September 26, 2011

In Marcia Muller's LOCKED IN, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone was shot in the head and suffered from locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but with an alert, conscious mind. Now, in COMING BACK, Sharon's friend from physical therapy goes missing, causing Sharon to call upon those closest to her to find out the truth behind the disappearance.

Jonathan Frazen's first novel in nine years, FREEDOM is an epic novel of contemporary love and marriage. Comically and tragically, Frazen captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, and the heavy weight of empire.

Week of September 19, 2011

DON'T BLINK by James Patterson and Howard Roughan introduces New York's Lombardo's Steak House, famous for three reasons --- the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police's fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations.

EVE is the first book in a trilogy by Iris Johansen, introducing forensic sculptor Eve Duncan, whose mission is to bring closure to families who have experienced the agony of a missing child. Her work is driven by the fact that her own daughter was kidnapped years ago. But now a name from the past has resurfaced. Could he be the missing piece to the puzzle?