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New Release Spotlight

Our New Release Spotlight gives us an opportunity to feature a book the same week as its on-sale date with an about the book summary, a review, an excerpt, and author information.

House of Cards by Michael Dobbs

The #1 bestselling novel that inspired the hit Netflix series.

A dark tale of greed, corruption and unquenchable ambition, HOUSE OF CARDS reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power.

State vs. Lassiter by Paul Levine

Life is great for Jake at the start of STATE VS. LASSITER, the newest tale in Paul Levine’s award-winning series.

Jake’s law practice is booming...

He’s crazy about the new woman in his life...

His one-time delinquent nephew Kip is getting A’s in school...

What can go wrong?

Oh...how about a charge of first-degree murder?

King's Mountain: A Ballad Novel by Sharyn McCrumb

John Sevier had not taken much interest in the American Revolution. Homesteading in the Carolina mountains, Sevier was too busy fighting Indians and taming the wilderness to worry much about a far-off war, but when an arrogant British officer sends a message over the mountains, threatening to burn the settlers' farms and kill their families, the war becomes personal.

The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Does a respected adoption agency have a frightening secret? Tipped off by a determined ex-colleague on a desperate quest to find her birth mother, Boston newspaper reporter Jane Ryland begins to suspect that the agency is engaging in the ultimate betrayal --- reuniting birth parents with the wrong children.

Moonrise by Cassandra King

When Helen Honeycutt falls in love with Emmet Justice, a charismatic television journalist who has recently lost his wife in a tragic accident, their sudden marriage creates a rift between her new husband and his oldest friends, who resent Helen’s intrusion into their tightly knit circle. Hoping to mend fences, the newlyweds join the group for a summer at his late wife’s family home in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Helen soon falls under the spell not only of the little mountain town and its inhabitants, but also of Moonrise, her predecessor’s Victorian mansion, named for its unique but now sadly neglected nocturnal gardens. But the harder Helen tries to fit in, the more obvious it is that she will never measure up to the woman she replaced.

Flat Water Tuesday by Ron Irwin

Rob Carrey, the son of a working-class cabinet maker, arrives at the Fenton School with a scholarship to row and a chip on his shoulder. Generations of austere Fenton men have led the rowing team, known as the God Four, to countless victories --- but none are as important or renowned as the annual Tuesday-afternoon race against their rival, Warwick.

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for 13-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder.

Evidence of Life by Barbara Taylor Sissel

As her husband, Nick, and daughter, Lindsey, embark on a weekend camping trip to the Texas Hill Country, Abby looks forward to having some quiet time to herself. She braids Lindsey's hair, reminds Nick to drive safely and kisses them both goodbye. For a brief moment, Abby thinks she has it all --- a perfect marriage, a perfect life --- until a devastating storm rips through the region, and her family vanishes without a trace.

Autobiography of Us by Aria Beth Sloss

Coming of age in the patrician neighborhood of Pasadena, California during the 1960s, Rebecca Madden and her beautiful, reckless friend Alex dream of lives beyond their mothers' narrow expectations. Their struggle to define themselves against the backdrop of an American cultural revolution unites them early on, until one sweltering evening the summer before their last year of college, when a single act of betrayal changes everything. Decades later, Rebecca’s haunting meditation on the past reveals the truth about that night, the years that followed, and the friendship that shaped her.