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May 17, 2011

May 17, 2011

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of May 16th and May 23rd that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of May 16th in Hardcover

THE CAPTAIN: The Journey of Derek Jeter, by Ian O'Connor
Ian O'Connor draws on extensive reporting and unique access to Derek Jeter that has spanned some 15 years to reveal how a biracial kid from Michigan became New York's most beloved sports figure and the enduring symbol of the steroid-free athlete.
May 16, 2011 * Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547327938

NOBODY'S PERFECT: Two Men, One Call, and a Game for Baseball History, by Armando Galarraga and Jim Joyce, with Daniel Paisner
Armando Galarraga and Jim Joyce come together to tell the personal story of a remarkable game that will live forever in baseball lore, and to trace their fascinating lives in sports up until this pivotal moment.
May 16, 2011 * Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802113887

In this debut thriller, criminal defense attorney Alex Miller takes on a case that makes him question the people in his life, as well as his own identity.
May 17, 2011 * Gallery Books * 9781439157510

EMBASSYTOWN by China Mieville
From award-winning author China Mieville comes EMBASSYTOWN, a tightly plotted literary science-fiction novel that will draw comparisons to Mieville's THE CITY & THE CITY as well as Mary Doria Russell's THE SPARROW.
May 17, 2011 * Del Rey * 9780345524492

THE FINAL STORM: A Novel of the War in the Pacific, by Jeff Shaara
THE FINAL STORM opens a new front in Jeff Shaara's gripping chronicle of World War II as soldiers, sailors and marines sacrifice all for one final push toward decisive victory in the fierce maelstrom of the Pacific theater.
May 17, 2011 * Ballantine Books * 9780345497949

GRAVEMINDER by Melissa Marr
The New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series delivers her first novel for adult audiences --- a captivating story about the living, the dead, and a curse that binds them.
May 17, 2011 * William Morrow * 9780061826870

HIGH STRUNG: Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Untold Story of Tennis's Fiercest Rivalry, by Stephen Tignor
Using as its primary lens the fabled 1981 U.S. Open match between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, as well as the watershed tournament at large, HIGH STRUNG is a compelling analysis of the four greatest, enigmatic talents whose denouements marked the end of the golden era of tennis.
May 17, 2011 * Harper * 9780062009845

When a bold assassination attempt is made against U.S. president Danny Daniels in the heart of Manhattan, Cotton Malone risks his life to foil the killing --- only to find himself at dangerous odds with the Commonwealth, a secret society of pirates first assembled during the American Revolution.
May 17, 2011 * Ballantine Books * 9780345505514

THE LAST GUNFIGHT: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral --- And How it Changed the American West, by Jeff Guinn
THE LAST GUNFIGHT uncovers the story of what really happened at the O.K. Corral on October 26, 1881 --- and it's quite different from the tale told in TV westerns and Hollywood films.
May 17, 2011 * Simon & Schuster * 9781439154243

SAVED BY BEAUTY: Adventures of an American Romantic in Iran, by Roger Housden
Poet, adventurer and unapologetic romantic Roger Housden travels to Iran to learn about the people, the culture and the art of this misunderstood land.
May 17, 2011 * Broadway * 9780307587732

SOLACE by Belinda McKeon
Set in an Ireland that catapulted into wealth at the end of the 20th century and then suffered a swift economic decline, this is a novel about conflicting values of the old and young generations and the stubborn, heartbreaking habits that mute the language of love.
May 17, 2011 * Simon & Schuster * 9781451610543

While the body of rodeo star Pony Jones lies motionless in the northern Alabama woods, her spirit is on a mission to find her killer. Invisible to the eye but not to the sixth sense, Pony must guide the living to the truth.
May 17, 2011 * Gallery Books * 9781439180990

UNLIKELY BROTHERS: Our Story of Adventure, Loss, and Redemption, by John Prendergast and Michael Mattocks
This unputdownable, beautifully written memoir is THE BLIND SIDE meets THE CONSTANT GARDENER meets PUSH.
May 17, 2011 * Crown * 9780307464842

VACLAV & LENA by Haley Tanner
Young novelist Haley Tanner has created two unforgettable young protagonists who evoke the joy, the confusion and the passion of having a profound, everlasting connection with someone else.
May 17, 2011 * The Dial Press * 9781400069316

Eighteen-year-old Darcy lives on the island of America Pacifica --- one of the last places on earth that is still habitable, after North America has succumbed to a second ice age. It's only when her mother doesn't come home one night that Darcy begins to learn about her past as a former "Mainlander," and her mother's role in the flight from frozen California to America Pacifica.
May 18, 2011 * Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown and Company * 9780316105125


On Sale the Week of May 16th in Paperback
This is the story of two childhood friends whose lives change dramatically after one unforgettable night --- and how the events of that one evening will shape their lives until circumstances plunge them together again.
May 17, 2011 * Harper Perennial * 9780060594671

DON'T BREATHE A WORD by Jennifer McMahon
The New York Times bestselling author of ISLAND OF LOST GIRLS and PROMISE NOT TO TELL returns with a dark and twisty tale in which a couple finds themselves in a seemingly supernatural web that ties them to a young girl's disappearance.
May 17, 2011 * Harper Paperbacks * 9780061689376

FRAGILE by Lisa Unger
Lisa Unger has written a novel of corrosive secrets, tenuous connections, and the all-encompassing strength of a mother's faith.
May 17, 2011 * Broadway Books * 9780307394002

THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin
In post-apocalyptic America, a group of isolated island dwellers must protect themselves from the vampires who have wiped out most of the population.
May 17, 2011 * Ballantine Books * 9780345504975

WAR by Sebastian Junger
Journalist Sebastian Junger discusses the 14 months he spent with the 173rd Airborne brigade in Afghanistan.
May 17, 2011 *Twelve * 9780446556224

MOMENT OF GLORY: The Year Underdogs Ruled Golf, by John Feinstein
After dominating the world of golf from 2000 to 2002, Tiger Woods struggled with his game in 2003, allowing four relative unknowns to win major championships.
May 19, 2011 * Back Bay Books * 9780316025324

On Sale the Week of May 23rd in Hardcover
CHILDREN AND FIRE explores the impact of Nazism on Burgdorf, Germany, as Ursula Hegi funnels pivotal moments in history through the experiences of individual characters.
May 24, 2011 * Simon & Schuster * 9781451608298

THE GREATER JOURNEY: Americans in Paris, by David McCullough
THE GREATER JOURNEY is the enthralling and previously untold story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.
May 24, 2011 * Simon & Schuster * 9781416571766

REMEMBER BEN CLAYTON by Stephen Harrigan
REMEMBER BEN CLAYTON offers a brilliant evocation of the brutal aftermath of World War I, and a deeply moving story about the bonds between fathers and children, and the purpose and power of art.
May 24, 2011 * Knopf * 9780307265814

For fans of Nancy Thayer comes another fabulous Southern tale about a young woman who is caught between two men and stumbles upon an intriguing murder mystery while traveling in the South.
May 24, 2011 * Ballantine Books * 9780345506016

THE ARRIVALS by Meg Mitchell Moore
It's early summer when Ginny and William's peaceful life in Vermont comes to an abrupt halt. Suddenly they find themselves consumed again by the chaos of parenthood --- only this time around, their children are facing adult problems.
May 25, 2011 * Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown and Company * 9780316097710

KISS HER GOODBYE by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
Recovering from an old gunshot wound, Mike Hammer returns to New York to investigate an old friend's death, a fortune in Nazi diamonds, and the disco-era drug trade.
May 25, 2011 * Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780151014606

On Sale the Week of May 23rd in Paperback
BREAKING NIGHT: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard, by Liz Murray
Liz Murray’s compelling memoir is the unforgettable story of a young woman who at age 15 was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard.
May 24, 2011 * Hyperion * 9781401310592

BURN: An Anna Pigeon Novel, by Nevada Barr
While visiting her old colleague Geneva, National Park Service ranger Anna Pigeon crosses paths with her neighbor, Jordan, who gives her the creeps. Then Anna discovers a gruesomely killed pigeon marked with runic symbols. Is this a dark coincidence --- or has she been cursed?
May 24, 2011 * Minotaur Books * 9780312381806

The infamous Catherine de Medici uses her supernatural gifts to protect the French throne in this portrait of a ruthless queen.
May 24, 2011 * Ballantine Books * 9780345501875

DAMAGED: A Maggie O’Dell Novel, by Alex Kava
FBI special agent Maggie O’Dell returns in this grisly mystery that involves monstrous bacteria, a body-parts broker, and venturing into the eye of a hurricane.
May 24, 2011 * Anchor * 9780307474599

FIRST THRILLS: High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors, edited by Lee Child
Showcasing many of the International Thriller Writers’ bestselling authors as well as rising stars in the genre, here are 25 brand-new, never-before published stories packed with murder, mystery and mayhem.
May 24, 2011 * Forge Books * 9780765365354

Navy SEAL turned covert Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath is called to action once again in Brad Thor’s latest pulse-pounding political thriller.
May 24, 2011 * Pocket Books * 9781416586609

The thrilling new story cycle in Dean Koontz's blockbuster Frankenstein saga concludes in this eagerly anticipated volume that brings Victor's war against humanity to a climax.
May 24, 2011 * Bantam * 9780553593686

FULL DARK, NO STARS by Stephen King
A riveting confession. A plot for revenge. A deal with the devil. Hidden strangers and horrifying discoveries. FULL DARK, NO STARS proves Stephen King a master of the long story form.
May 24, 2011 * Gallery Books * 9781451650600

IN THE NAME OF HONOR by Richard North Patterson
Home from Iraq, an Army Lieutenant kills his commanding officer. Was this an act of self-defense, or a case of premeditated murder?
May 24, 2011 * St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9780312946401

Irritated with her once-again postponed marriage, Sunny Alvarez travels to Monte Carlo, where she crosses paths with a sociopathic prostitute and a suspicious jewelry designer.
May 24, 2011 * St. Martin’s Griffin * 9780312385163

MIDNIGHT ANGELS by Lorenzo Carceterra
In Florence, Kate Westcott and her fellow student Marco discover Michelangelo’s Midnight Angels, three small, exquisite sculptures long rumored to exist but never before seen. It is the find of a lifetime --- and the beginning of a nightmare.
May 24, 2011 * Ballantine Books * 9780345483911

SOMEWHERE INSIDE: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home, by Laura Ling and Lisa Ling
When television journalist Laura Ling was arrested in 2009 a few steps inside the territory of North Korea, it set off an international incident that reached up to the highest levels of the North Korean and American governments.
May 24, 2011 * Harper Paperbacks * 9780062000682

STILL MISSING by Chevy Stevens
Realtor Annie O’Sullivan spends a year as the captive of a psychopath, then must rebuild her life after escaping.
May 24, 2011 * St. Martin’s Griffin * 9780312573577

STRONG JUSTICE: A Caitlin Strong Novel, by Jon Land
Fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is back, pursuing justice the Ranger way, as she takes on the case of a Mexican girl on the run from white slavers. For Caitlin, the case evokes memories of her legendary grandfather’s run with the Rangers, even as it brings her face-to-face with a serial killer who’s left a trail of bodies along the Mexico border.
May 24, 2011 * Forge Books * 9780765363176

THE WAY OF KINGS: Book One of The Stormlight Archive, by Brandon Sanderson
Brandon Sanderson, widely acclaimed for his work completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time saga, begins a grand cycle of his own, with THE WAY OF KINGS, Book One of The Stormlight Archive.
May 24, 2011 * Tor Books * 9780765365279


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