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April 9, 2013

April 9, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of April 8th and April 15th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of April 8th in Hardcover

April 9th

AND THEN I FOUND YOU by Patti Callahan Henry
Katie Vaughan has a secret, something tucked away in her past. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend, Rowan, whom she wants to love with all her heart. But when she discovers a small velvet box hidden in Rowan's drawer, she panics. For the first time in her life, Katie knows that she won't fully love Rowan until she confronts the demons from her past, and it's time for her to act.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312610760

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.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250014498

BREAD & WINE: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist
BREAD & WINE is a collection of essays about family relationships, friendships, and the meals that bring us together. Written by writer and blogger Shauna Niequist, this is a funny, honest and vulnerable spiritual memoir about our life around the table --- the celebrations, traditions and experiences that we share, and the ways God teaches and nourishes us as we nourish the people around us.
Zondervan * 9780310328179

COUPLES OF THE BIBLE: A One-Year Devotional Study to Draw You Closer to God and Each Other by Robert Wolgemuth and Bobbie Wolgemuth
COUPLES OF THE BIBLE offers a 52-week overview of Scripture as seen through the tragedies and triumphs of biblical couples. Whatever your season of marriage, this book will draw you closer to God and strengthen your relationship with your spouse. You will discover that God can use couples --- like you --- powerfully in His redemptive work.
Zondervan * 9780310332688

DADDY'S GONE A HUNTING by Mary Higgins Clark
Kate and Hannah Connelly are sisters whose family-owned furniture firm, founded by their grandfather and famous for its fine reproductions of antiques, explodes into flames in the middle of the night. All the buildings are leveled to the ground, including the museum where priceless antiques have been on permanent display for years. The ashes reveal a startling and grisly discovery, and provoke a host of suspicions and questions.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451668940

DANGEROUS REFUGE by Elizabeth Lowell
Tanner is a hard-edged big city cop who has come home to the historic Davis family ranch to settle his uncle's estate. Shaye Townsend is working for an environmental conservancy that acquires and protects old ranches --- and she wants to preserve the Davis homestead. When the suspicious death of Tanner's uncle at his ranch throws the two opposites together, tempers flare and sparks fly. While they have trouble seeing eye to eye, Shaye and Tanner agree on one thing: They need to uncover the truth.
William Morrow * 9780062132710

DON'T GO by Lisa Scottoline
When Dr. Mike Scanlon is called to serve as an army doctor in Afghanistan, he’s acutely aware of the dangers he’ll face and the hardships it will cause his wife Chloe and newborn baby. However, in an ironic turn of events, Chloe dies in an apparent household accident. A devastated Mike returns home to bury his wife, only to learn a shocking secret that sends him into a downward spiral.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250010070

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.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594488399

LIFETIME by Liza Marklund
Police Officer Nina Hoffman finds her fellow officer David Lindholm naked on his bed with bullets through his head and stomach. His traumatized wife, Julia, rambles on about a woman entering the house, killing David and running off with her son, but all the evidence seems to point in Julia’s direction. Annika Bengtzon covers the case and is drawn in headfirst when she sees that Julia is about to be falsely charged.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781451606973

THE LITTLE WAY OF RUTHIE LEMING: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life by Rod Dreher
Rod Dreher, a Philadelphia journalist, returns to his hometown in the wake of his younger sister Ruthie's death. He begins to wonder whether the ordinary life Ruthie led was in fact a path of hidden grandeur, even spiritual greatness, concealed within the modest life of a mother and teacher. In order to explore this revelation, Dreher and his wife decide to have their three children grow up amidst the rituals that had defined his family for five generations.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455521913

MIDNIGHT AT MARBLE ARCH: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel by Anne Perry
In Charlotte and Thomas Pitt’s latest adventure, Anne Perry takes us beneath the glittering surface of wealthy Victorian society into a nightmare world of fear and intimidation, where women are too often blamed for the violent attacks against them, and powerful men take what they want, leaving others to pay the price.
Ballantine Books * 9780345536662

MOTHERLAND by William Nicholson
Summer, 1942. Kitty, an army driver stationed in Sussex, meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando, and Larry, a liaison officer with Combined Ops. She falls instantly in love with Ed, who falls in love with her. So does Larry. Both men go off to war, and Ed wins the highest military honor for his bravery. But sometimes heroes don’t make the best husbands. MOTHERLAND follows Kitty, Ed and Larry as they make choices that will determine the challenges and triumphs of their lives.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451687132

THE MYSTERY OF MERCY CLOSE: A Walsh Sister Novel by Marian Keyes
As the youngest of the five Walsh girls, Helen has had a tough time finding her way in the world. Her hunky new boyfriend, Artie, and his three adorable children are a great distraction, but his beautiful ex-wife lives a little too close for comfort. Meanwhile, Helen runs into her ex-boyfriend Jay Parker and reluctantly signs on to help him locate Wayne Diffney, the recently disappeared fourth member of Ireland’s biggest mid-’90s boy band.
Viking Adult * 9780670025244

Elm Howells has a loving family and a distinguished career at an elite Manhattan auction house. But after a tragic loss throws her into an emotional crisis, she pursues a reckless course of action that jeopardizes her personal and professional success. Meanwhile, talented artist Gabriel Connois wearies of remaining at the margins of the capricious Parisian art scene. Desperate for recognition, he embarks on a scheme that threatens his burgeoning reputation.
Nan A. Talese * 9780385536691

PALISADES PARK by Alan Brennert
Growing up in the 1930s, there is no more magical place than Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey --- especially for seven-year-old Antoinette (nicknamed “Toni”) and her brother, Jack. However, both their father and Jack face the dangers of war, while their mother has ambitions of her own --- and Toni is determined to take on a very different kind of danger in impossible feats as a high diver. Yet they are all drawn back to each other --- and to Palisades Park --- until the park closes forever in 1971.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312643720

Em Moore is the writing half of a celebrity biography team. Her charismatic partner, Teddy, does the interviewing and the public schmoozing. When Teddy dies in a car accident, Em is devastated, alone in a world she doesn't understand. She decides to finish the interviews for their current book --- an "autobiography" of renowned and reclusive film director Garrett Malcolm. But when the police begin looking into the accident that killed Teddy, Em's tenuous control on her life is threatened.
Minotaur Books * 9781250023636

SECRETS FROM THE PAST by Barbara Taylor Bradford
At 30, American photojournalist Serena Stone has already made a name for herself with her unique and dramatic coverage of wars in the Middle East, following in her famous father's footsteps. But after his unexpected death in France, she ends her job at the renowned photo news agency. When Serena discovers that her former lover Zachary North is in trouble overseas, she is forced to head back to a place she was trying to escape... and her life will never be the same again.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312631666

The members of the formidable and captivating De Vere family of London live enviable lives in the world's most powerful and desirable places, from London's poshest neighborhoods to influential boardrooms. But when old secrets begin to unravel and threaten everything the De Veres have worked for, the ramifications are deadly.
William Morrow * 9780062073426

SLEIGHT OF HAND by Phillip Margolin
Charles Benedict --- criminal defense lawyer, amateur magician and professional hit man --- and Private Investigator Dana Cutler are on a collision course set in motion by Benedict's greatest slight-of-hand trick yet: framing a millionaire for the murder of his much younger wife.
Harper * 9780062069917

THE STUD BOOK by Monica Drake
Sarah is well versed in the mating habits of captive animals, and is desperate to create offspring of her own. Georgie is busy with a newborn, while her husband finds solace in bourbon and televised violence. Dulcet makes a living stripping down in high school gyms to sell the beauty of sex-ed. Nyla is out to save the world while having trouble saving her own teen daughter from drugs and the occult. These friends and others realize that the families they forge through shared experience are as important as those inherited through birth.
Hogarth * 9780307955524

Cecilia Ross is looking for a change. She has decided to take time off from her job as a successful motivational speaker and sell her home. She moves in to a beautiful old house in St. Paul, Minnesota, complete with a big front porch, a wild garden, a chef's kitchen --- and three roommates. The four women are different ages, but all are feeling restless, and want to take a road trip to find again the people and things they miss.
Random House * 9780812993141

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods
Two unexpected invitations may be the first clues in an intricate puzzle that Stone Barrington must unravel to learn the truth...a puzzle that will lead him deep into the rarefied world of European ultrawealth and privilege, where billionaires rub elbows with spooks, insider knowledge is traded at a high premium, and murder is never too high a price to pay for a desired end. It soon becomes clear that beneath the bright lights of Europe lurks a shadowy underworld...and its only rule is deadly ambition.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159879
On Sale the Week of April 8th in Paperback

April 9th

A BLAZE OF GLORY: A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh by Jeff Shaara
In the spring of 1862, the Confederate Army in the West teeters on the brink of collapse following the catastrophic loss of Fort Donelson. Albert Sidney Johnston is pulling out of Nashville and must defend the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. And if Generals Ulysses Grant and Don Carlos Buell capture the railroad, the war in the West likely will be over. However, Johnson is onto them and is poised to attack Grant's encampment near the Shiloh church.
Ballantine Books * 9780345527363

In this sophisticated and complex page-turner, the lives of three women intersect on an isolated island in an Adirondacks lake to face secrets, memories and their futures. Mysterious sightings of ghostly apparitions plus evil in human form add to the dark, foreboding suspense.
Broadway * 9780307465214

Stephen L. Carter’s bestselling novel takes as its starting point an alternate history: President Abraham Lincoln survives the assassination attempt at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Two years later, he is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority, both during and after the Civil War, and faces an impeachment trial.
Vintage * 9780307474483

THE KINGMAKER'S DAUGHTER is the gripping story of the daughters of the man known as the “Kingmaker,” Richard, Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in 15th-century England. Without a son and heir, he uses his two daughters as pawns in the political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right.
Touchstone * 9781451626087

THE LAST KIND WORDS by Tom Piccirilli
Terry Rand is a man with a devil on both of his shoulders. Raised in a family of grifters and thieves, he must now come to terms with dark family secrets in the weeks prior to his older brother’s execution for a senseless killing spree. The prodigal son returns to find that the things that have changed may turn his visit into one deadly family reunion.
Bantam * 9780345542366

by John Verdon
Ingenious puzzle solver Dave Gurney puts under the magnifying glass a notorious serial murder case --- one whose motives have been enshrined as law-enforcement dogma --- and discovers that everyone has it wrong.
Broadway * 9780307717931

When a different kind of justice is needed --- swift, effective and personal --- a new type of avenger must take action. VENGEANCE features new stories by bestselling crime writers including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane and Karin Slaughter, as well as some of today's brightest rising talents.
Mulholland Books * 9780316176354

NINETY DAYS: A Memoir of Recovery by Bill Clegg
The goal is 90. Just 90 clean and sober days to loosen the hold of the addiction that caused Bill Clegg to lose everything. With 73 days in rehab behind him, he returns to New York and attends two or three meetings each day. It is in these refuges that he befriends essential allies. But at first, the support is not enough: Clegg relapses for the first time with only three days left.
Back Bay Books * 9780316122542

WHEN SHE CAME HOME by Drusilla Campbell
Paperback Original

After bravely serving her country in Iraq, Frankie Byrne Tennyson finally comes home. Home to a husband whose lingering feelings of abandonment make her wonder if their lives can ever be the same. Home to a daughter whose painful encounters with bullies can only be healed by a mother's love. And home to a father who still can't accept his daughter's decision to serve. But the most difficult part about coming home lies within Frankie herself. To save everything she holds dear, she must face the toughest battle of her life.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455510351

On July 4, 2005, the Frankel family descends upon their summer home in the Berkshires for a memorial to Leo, the youngest Frankel sibling, who was killed while on assignment in Iraq a year before. Over the course of three days, the Frankels will contend with sibling rivalries and marital feuds, volatile women and silent men, and, ultimately, the true meaning of family.
Vintage * 9780307277183
On Sale the Week of April 15th in Hardcover

April 15th

THE GOOD NURSE: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder by Charles Graeber
After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.
Twelve * 9780446505291

April 16th

AMITY & SORROW by Peggy Riley
A mother and her daughters drive for days without sleep until they crash their car in rural Oklahoma. The mother, Amaranth, is desperate to get away from her husband; the girls, Amity and Sorrow, can't imagine what the world holds outside their father's polygamous compound. Rescue comes in the unlikely form of Bradley, a farmer grieving the loss of his wife. At first unwelcoming to these strange, prayerful women, Bradley's abiding tolerance gets the best of him, and they become a new kind of family.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316220880

THE ASTOR ORPHAN: A Memoir by Alexandra Aldrich
Alexandra Aldrich, a direct descendant of John Jacob Astor, tells the story of her eccentric, fractured family; her 1980s childhood of bohemian neglect in the squalid attic of Rokeby, the family’s Hudson Valley Mansion; and her brave escape from the clan. Aldrich reaches back to the Gilded Age when the Astor legacy began to come undone, leaving the Aldrich branch of the family penniless and squabbling over what was left.
Ecco * 9780062207937

Hired gun Ray Lamar is ready to put his past behind him. He wants to see his 12-year-old son and start a new life --- away from the violence of the last 10 years. One last heist will take him there. All he has to do is steal a rival’s stash. But when things start to go very wrong, Ray realizes that the path to redemption isn’t always easy.
William Morrow * 9780062216885

I CAN'T COMPLAIN: (All Too) Personal Essays by Elinor Lipman
In her two decades of writing, Elinor Lipman has populated her fictional universe with characters so utterly real that we feel like they’re old friends. Now she shares an even more intimate world with us --- her own --- in essays that offer a candid, charming take on modern life. Looking back and forging ahead, she considers the subjects that matter most: childhood and condiments, long marriage and solo living, career and politics.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547576206

A MAN WITHOUT BREATH: A Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr
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.
A Marian Wood Book/Putnam * 9780399160790

PALE HORSES by Jassy Mackenzie
At first, the case appears to be one of simple misadventure. Sonet Meintjies, a base jumper, falls to her death while attempting to parachute off a newly built 65-story Sandton skyscraper. But Sonet's jumping partner, Victor Theron, insists that this was no accident, and he hires private investigator Jade de Jong to uncover the truth.
Soho Crime * 9781616952211

TAKING EVE: An Eve Duncan Novel by Iris Johansen
Jim Doane's 25-year-old son may or may not be dead, and he has only burned skull fragments as possible evidence. But he cannot go to the police for answers without risking his own secrets and dark past, so instead he chooses a bold step to find the truth --- a truth that takes forensic sculptor Eve Duncan down a twisted path of madness and evil and into the darkest heart of her own history.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250019981

Unexpectedly widowed Gwen-Laura Schmidt is still mourning her husband when her older sister Margot invites her to join forces as roommates in Margot’s luxurious Village apartment. Gwen also brings on a third boarder, the handsome, cupcake-baking Anthony. As the three swap money-making schemes and timid Gwen ventures back out into the dating world, the arrival of Margot’s paroled ex in the efficiency apartment downstairs creates not just complications but the chance for all sorts of unexpected forgiveness.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547576213

WHISKEY BEACH by Nora Roberts
Lawyer Eli Landon has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of the murder of his soon-to-be ex-wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, where Abra Walsh --- Whiskey Beach’s resident housekeeper, yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist --- is helping him take control of his life and clear his name. But as they become entangled in each other, they find themselves caught in a net that stretches back for centuries.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159893

April 18th

THE FAMOUS AND THE DEAD: A Charlie Hood Novel by T. Jefferson Parker
Three men --- an earnest law-enforcer, an inveterate lawbreaker, and the man who pits them against each other --- hurtle toward one another in the jaw-dropping conclusion to T. Jefferson Parker’s mesmerizing vision of the border. Their climactic showdown brings to a spectacular close a crime series that obliterated the boundaries of the genre.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953173

Hannah Gardner Price has lived according to the principles of the Nantucket Quaker community, where a woman’s path is expected to lead to marriage and motherhood. But Hannah is determined to discover a comet that will win her a gold medal, which is unheard of for a woman. Unfortunately, her friendship with a young whaler causes her standing in the community to unravel, challenging her most fundamental beliefs about work and love, and ultimately changing the course of her life forever.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594487446
On Sale the Week of April 15th in Paperback

April 15th

LOVE AT ANY COST: The Heart of San Francisco, Book 1
by Julie Lessman
Paperback Original

Cowgirl Cassidy McClare is a spunky Texas oil heiress who was jilted by a fortune hunter. Hoping a summer visit with her wealthy cousins in San Francisco will help her forget her heartache, Cassidy travels west. But no sooner is she settled in beautiful California than Jamie McKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well, captures her heart. When Jamie discovers the woman he loves is poorer than he is, Cassidy finds herself bucked by love a second time.
Revell * 9780800721671

April 16th

THE BLACK BOX: A Harry Bosch Novel by Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to the unsolved killing of a young female photographer during the 1992 L.A. riots. His ballistics match now indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box," the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455526956

Newly divorced and penniless, Sally is desperate to support herself and her teenage daughter. Forced into a criminal world of pornography and drugs, she and her sister --- who has a crippling secret that dates back 20 years --- struggle to keep a grip on reality.
Grove Press * 9780802120854

American businessman Leon Bauer has been drawn into the shadowy country of Istanbul, doing undercover odd jobs and courier runs for the Allied war effort. Now as the espionage community begins to pack up and an apprehensive city prepares for the grim realities of post-war life, he is given one more assignment, a routine job that goes fatally wrong, plunging him into a tangle of intrigue and moral confusion.
Washington Square Press * 9781439156438

THE SANDCASTLE GIRLS, Chris Bohjalian's 15th book, is a spellbinding tale that travels between Aleppo, Syria, in 1915 and Bronxville, New York, in 2012 --- a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author’s Armenian heritage, a subject his legions of fans have been asking him to write about for years.
Vintage * 9780307743916

WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED by Christopher Brookmyre
Small-time heroin dealer Jai McDiarmid turns up dead, and because he had countless enemies, Detective Superintendent Catherine McLeod doesn't know where to start investigating. Out-of-work actress Jasmine Sharp is doing her best to be a private investigator, but her mentor has disappeared and it looks like his disappearance could be connected to Jai's death. Now, Catherine and Jasmine must team up to solve the mystery.
Grove Press * 9780802121240

WHERE WE BELONG by Emily Giffin
Marian Caldwell, a 36-year-old television producer, is living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and a satisfying relationship, Marian has everyone convinced that her life is going just the way she wants it to be. But when Kirby Rose, an 18-year-old with a key to Marian’s past, shows up on her doorstep, everything Marian has worked so hard to keep secret pours out.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9780312554187

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