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Week of March 24, 2014

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Week of March 24, 2014

Releases for the week of March 24th include FLY AWAY, an emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss and new beginnings from Kristin Hannah, who returns to the beloved characters she first introduced in FIREFLY LANE; KING AND MAXWELL by David Baldacci, which marks the retun of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell --- former Secret Service agents turned private investigators --- in their most surprising, personal and dangerous case ever; and LIFESAVING LESSONS, Linda Greenlaw's heartfelt memoir about the greatest challenge of her life: adopting a teenage daughter.

The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig - Historical Fiction

March 25, 2014

As a lawyer in a large Manhattan firm, just shy of making partner, Clementine Evans has finally achieved almost everything she’s been working towards --- but now she’s not sure it’s enough. Her long hours have led to a broken engagement, and she feels her messy life crumbling around her. But when the family gathers for her grandmother Addie’s 99th birthday, a relative lets slip hints about a long-buried family secret, leading Clemmie on a journey into the past that could change everything.

The Beast: A Decker/Lazarus Novel by Faye Kellerman - Mystery

March 25, 2014

Over the years, Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus have faced a number of tough challenges at home and on the job. Consumed by chasing serial killers and psychopaths, they never forgot their first priority: raising their close-knit family and sustaining the bonds of love, devotion and trust that define their marriage. But two very different cases will challenge their most heartfelt beliefs and lead them to reevaluate everything they hold dear.

A Beauty So Rare: A Belmont Mansion Novel by Tamera Alexander - Historical Romance

April 1, 2014

Plain, practical Eleanor Braddock and Archduke Marcus Gottfried come from different worlds, but they are both driven by the desire to choose their own path in life. When love springs between them, can they find a way to join their two futures into one?

Clara by Kurt Palka - Historical Mystery

March 25, 2014

Clara Herzog is a privileged, intelligent and thoughtful young woman whose world is changed forever when 1930s Vienna is swept up by the dark prelude of the Second World War. The cavalry officer she married is soon called away to the thick of the conflict, and it falls to Clara to stay at home to provide and protect. Through the war, its aftermath, and into the present, Clara must make choices and take risks that are as heroic and life-altering as any that men make in battle.

Extinction by Mark Alpert - Thriller

March 25, 2014

Jim Pierce hasn't heard from his daughter in years, ever since she rejected his military past and started working as a hacker. But when a Chinese assassin shows up at Jim's lab looking for her, he knows that she has cracked some serious military secrets. Now, her life is on the line if he doesn't find her first.

Fly Away by Kristin Hannah - Fiction

March 25, 2014

FLY AWAY is the story of three women who have lost their way and need each other --- plus a miracle --- to transform their lives. An emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss and new beginnings, this long-awaited follow-up to FIREFLY LANE reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness.

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer - Fiction

March 25, 2014

The summer that Richard Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In THE INTERESTINGS, Meg Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes and degrees of satisfaction diverge.

Kicking the Sky by Anthony De Sa - Fiction

March 25, 2014

It was 1977 when a shoeshine boy, Emanuel Jaques, was brutally murdered in Toronto. In the aftermath of the crime, 12-year-old Antonio Rebelo explores his neighborhood’s dark garages and labyrinthine back alleys along with his rapscallion friends. As the media unravels the truth behind the Shoeshine Boy murder, Antonio sees his immigrant family with new eyes, becoming aware of the frightening reality that no one is really taking care of him.

King and Maxwell by David Baldacci - Thriller

March 25, 2014

Teenager Tyler Wingo learns that his father was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target?

Lifesaving Lessons: Notes from an Accidental Mother by Linda Greenlaw - Memoir

March 25, 2014

Through hard work and determination, Linda Greenlaw had created a life of peaceful independence, living on a rugged island off the coast of Maine. Then came Mariah, a troubled 15-year-old who arrives on the island to stay with her uncle. But when it is revealed that Mariah has suffered terrible abuse at his hands, the island comes together to rescue the teenager from further harm. The residents nominate Linda, who is not exactly the picture of maternal warmth, to be Mariah’s guardian.

A Man Without Breath: A Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr - Historical Thriller

March 25, 2014

A month has passed since the stunning defeat at Stalingrad. Though Hitler insists Germany is winning the war, commanders on the ground know better. Now word has reached Berlin of a Red massacre of Polish officers in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk. For once, both the Wehrmacht and Propaganda Minister Goebbels want the same thing: irrefutable evidence of this Russian atrocity. Both parties agree that the ensuing investigation must be overseen by a professional trained in sifting evidence and interrogating witnesses. That man is Bernie Gunther.

Midnight at Marble Arch: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel by Anne Perry - Historical Mystery

March 25, 2014

The beloved husband-and-wife team of Thomas and Charlotte Pitt take on a traumatic murder case with chilling implications, exposing a nightmare world of fear and intimidation in which women are too often blamed for the violent attacks against them and powerful men take what they want --- leaving others to pay the price.

Mom's Little Book of Powerful Prayers by Fern Nichols - Parenting/Prayer

March 25, 2014

Every mother will feel encouraged to pray diligently for her children, no matter their age, when she opens the pages of MOM'S LITTLE BOOK OF POWERFUL PRAYERS and discovers prayers from Scripture for her child’s every need: protection, challenges, health, friendships, character, anger, sadness, fears and more.

Murder Simply Brewed: An Amish Village Mystery by Vannetta Chapman - Mystery

March 25, 2014

Amber Wright is optimistic about the growing profit from her collection of Amish shops --- until she receives a call that Ethan Gray is dead. Hurrying over to A Simple Blend, she finds the store manager lying next to the espresso machine, dead from an apparent heart attack. All the money is still in his register. When Amber hires a young Amish woman, Hannah Troyer, to take over the shop's duties, the two women become fast friends --- as well as amateur sleuths.

No Way Back by Andrew Gross - Thriller

March 25, 2014

A chance meeting with a stranger in a hotel ends in a shocking murder. Wendy Gould is an average mom --- and the only witness. Nanny Lauritzia Velez knows a shocking secret that could prove to be deadly. With both of their lives in danger, this unlikely pair must work together against a network of dangerous men who want nothing more than to see them dead.

The Other Half by Sarah Rayner - Fiction

March 25, 2014

Chloe is a magazine editor in London who is embarking on an exciting romance with James, her handsome publisher. Maggie is a freelance magazine writer living in a quaint English village…and she is James's wife. Chloe and Maggie's perspectives on this complicated romantic triangle are told in alternating chapters as the affair progresses.

The Returned by Jason Mott - Thriller

March 25, 2014

In their old age, Harold and Lucille have settled comfortably into life without their son, who died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. But then one day, Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep --- still eight years old. All over the world, people's loved ones are returning from beyond. The Hargraves are forced to navigate a mysterious new reality and a conflict that threatens to unravel the very meaning of what it is to be human.

The Road from Gap Creek by Robert Morgan - Fiction

August 27, 2013

When Robert Morgan’s novel GAP CREEK was published in 1999, it became an Oprah Book Club Selection and an instant national bestseller. But what of the years that followed? What did the future hold for these memorable characters? THE ROAD FROM GAP CREEK holds the answers to these questions, as Robert Morgan takes us back into their lives, telling their story and the stories of their children through the eyes of their youngest daughter, Annie.

Shadow People by James Swain - Supernatural Thriller

March 25, 2014

Magician Peter Warlock is a psychic who peers into the future. During a séance, he is confronted by a group of evil spirits called shadow people, beings who have the power to kidnap a person’s soul. The shadow people are connected to a serial killer who Peter must find in real time before he claims his next victim. To save many lives, Peter may have to tap into a legacy that he has always dreaded…and a power that may consume him.

Shadow Spell: Book Two of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts - Romance

March 25, 2014

With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken. A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape --- by a long-awaited kiss.

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham - Fiction

March 25, 2014

It’s January 1995, and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing “important” work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club. Everything is riding on the upcoming showcase for her acting class, where she’ll finally have a chance to perform for people who could actually hire her.

The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini - Historical Fiction

March 25, 2014

Surrounded by rabid Confederate supporters and soldiers in her native Virginia in 1861, abolitionist  Elizabeth Van Lew risks everything she holds dear to help the Union and its troops through covert operations and smuggled messages in this fascinating novel that tells the tale of one of America's bravest women.

Tuesday's Gone: A Frieda Klein Mystery by Nicci French - Psychological Thriller

April 4, 2013

A London social worker makes a routine home visit only to discover her client, Michelle Doyce, serving afternoon tea to a naked, decomposing corpse. With no clues as to the dead man’s identity, Chief Inspector Karlsson again calls upon Frieda Klein for help. Frieda discovers that the body belongs to Robert Poole, con man extraordinaire. But she can’t shake the feeling that the past isn’t done with her yet.

Whirlwind by Rick Mofina - Thriller

March 25, 2014

A kind stranger helps Jenna Cooper protect her baby boy when a killer tornado rips through a Dallas flea market. But in the aftermath, Jenna can't find her son or the woman who'd been holding him. Upon discovering the tragedy, reporter and single mom Kate Page, battling for her career and trying to hold her life together, vows to determine what happened to tiny Caleb Cooper.