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April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of April 4th and April 11th that we think will be of interest to readers, along with Bonus News, where we call out a contest, feature or review that we want to let you know about so you have it on your radar. This week, we are calling attention to our New Release Spotlight of GLORY OVER EVERYTHING, the highly anticipated follow-up to Kathleen Grissom's 2010 bestseller, THE KITCHEN HOUSE.

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This Week's Bonus News: Our New Release Spotlight of GLORY OVER EVERYTHING by Kathleen Grissom
GLORY OVER EVERYTHING: Beyond The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom (Historical Fiction)
The author of the New York Times bestseller and beloved book club favorite THE KITCHEN HOUSE continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad.

Published in 2010, THE KITCHEN HOUSE became a grassroots bestseller. Fans connected so deeply to the book’s characters that the author, Kathleen Grissom, found herself being asked over and over “what happens next?” The wait is finally over.

GLORY OVER EVERYTHING will be a Bets On selection. Read Carol Fitzgerald's commentary about the book in the April 15th Weekly Update newsletter. Our review will appear in the April 8th edition.

-Click here to read more about the book.

Time is running out to enter our "What's Your Book Group Reading This Month?" contest on, where three book groups will be awarded 12 copies of THE KITCHEN HOUSE. Fill out the form on this page by Thursday, April 7th at noon ET for your chance to win!
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On Sale the Week of April 4th in Hardcover

April 5th

THE 14th COLONY by Steve Berry (Thriller)
Ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States. Armed with a weapon left over from the Cold War, Zorin plans to attack. He’s aided by a shocking secret hidden in America’s oldest fraternal organization --- the Society of Cincinnati --- a group that once lent out its military savvy to presidents, including helping to formulate three invasion plans of what was intended to be America’s 14th colony: Canada. In a race against the clock, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront a crippling fear that he’s long denied, but that now jeopardizes everything.
Minotaur Books * 9781250056245

ALICE & OLIVER by Charles Bock (Fiction)
New York, 1993. Alice Culvert is a caring wife, a doting new mother, a loyal friend and a soulful artist --- a fashion designer who wears a baby carrier and haute couture with equal aplomb. In their loft in Manhattan’s gritty Meatpacking District, Alice and her husband, Oliver, are raising their infant daughter, Doe, delighting in the wonders of early parenthood. Their life together feels so vital and full of promise, which makes Alice’s sudden cancer diagnosis especially staggering. In the span of a single day, the couple’s focus narrows to the basic question of her survival.
Random House * 9781400068388

ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES: A Memoir by Rob Spillman
Rob Spillman --- the award-winning, charismatic co-founding editor of the legendary Tin House magazine --- has devoted his life to the rebellious pursuit of artistic authenticity. After an unsettled youth moving between divorced parents in disparate cities, Spillman would eventually find his way into the literary world of New York City, only to abandon it to return to Berlin just months after the Wall came down. Twenty-five and newly married, Spillman and his wife, the writer Elissa Schappell, moved to the anarchic streets of East Berlin in search of the bohemian lifestyle of their idols. But Spillman soon discovered he was chasing the one thing that had always eluded him: a place, or person, to call home.
Grove Press * 9780802124838

THE ARM: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports by Jeff Passan (Sports)
Every year, Major League Baseball spends more than $1.5 billion on pitchers. Their import is exceeded only by their fragility. One tiny band of tissue in the elbow, the ulnar collateral ligament, is snapping at unprecedented rates, leaving current big league players vulnerable and the coming generation of baseball-playing children dreading the three scariest words in the sport: Tommy John surgery. Jeff Passan traveled the world for three years to explore in-depth the past, present and future of the arm, and how its evolution left baseball struggling to wrangle its Tommy John surgery epidemic.
Harper * 9780062400369

AS TIME GOES BY by Mary Higgins Clark (Thriller)
Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. When Delaney’s friends, Alvirah Meehan and her husband, Willy, offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret they do not want to reveal. On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has been an Alzheimer’s victim for eight years. As the trial unfolds, and the damning evidence against Betsy piles up, Delaney is convinced that Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence.
Simon & Schuster * 9781501130441

CHASING THE NORTH STAR by Robert Morgan (Historical Fiction)
On his 18th birthday in 1850, Jonah Williams flees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born a slave. Taking with him only a few stolen coins, a knife and the clothes on his back, he heads north, following a star that he prays will be his guide. Hiding during the day and running through the night, Jonah must elude the men sent to capture him and the bounty hunters out to claim the reward on his head. There is one person, though, who never lets him fully out of sight: Angel, herself a slave, yet with a remarkably free spirit. In Jonah, she sees her own way to freedom, so she sets out to follow him.
Algonquin Books * 9781565126275

COUNTRY OF RED AZALEAS by Domnica Radulescu
From the moment Marija walks into Lara's classroom, freshly moved to Serbia from Sarajevo, Lara is enchanted by her vibrant beauty, confidence and wild energy. Closer than sisters, the girls share everything. But when the Bosnian War pits their homelands against each other in a bloodbath, Lara and Marija are forced to separate for the first time. In America, Lara seeks fulfillment through work and family, but when news from Marija ceases, the uncertainty torments Lara, driving her on a quest to find her friend. As Lara travels through war-torn Serbia and Bosnia, she must also wrestle with truths about her own identity.
Twelve * 9781455590421

DODGERS by Bill Beverly (Thriller)
Bill Beverly’s debut novel is the story of a young LA gang member named East, who is sent by his uncle along with some other teenage boys --- including East's hothead younger brother --- to kill a key witness hiding out in Wisconsin. The journey takes East out of a city he's never left and into an America that’s entirely alien to him, ultimately forcing him to grapple with his place in the world and decide what kind of man he wants to become.
Crown * 9781101903735

DOMINION: The Chronicles of the Invaders, Book 3 by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard (Science Fiction/Adventure)
Syl Hellais and Paul Kerr have traveled through the mysterious wormhole known as Derith, from which no traveler has ever returned. Trapped in a dimension beyond their own, they emerge to discover a universe that has moved on without them. Years have passed, and Civil War rages among the Illyri. Earth is lost to alien parasites known as the Others, and the sinister Archmage Syrene of the Nairene Sisterhood has disappeared into the Sisterhood’s lair --- but not before choosing a new leader with her own plans for the future of her race. Syl and Paul must find a way to change the course of history and save the lives of billions.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476757186

EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire (Fantasy)
In Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, children have always disappeared under the right conditions and emerged somewhere else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she's back. The children under Miss West's care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world. But Nancy's arrival marks a change at the Home. There's a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it's up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of things. No matter the cost. * 9780765385505

EXPOSURE by Helen Dunmore
(Historical Thriller)
It’s London, 1960. The Cold War is at its height, and a spy may be a friend or neighbor, colleague or lover. Two colleagues, Giles Holloway and Simon Callington, face a terrible dilemma over a missing top-secret file. At the end of a suburban garden, in the pouring rain, Simon’s wife, Lily, buries a briefcase containing the file deep in the earth. She believes that in doing so she is protecting her family. What she will learn is that no one is immune from betrayal or the devastating consequences of exposure.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802124937

FAMILY JEWELS: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods (Thriller/Adventure)
Stone Barrington’s newest client seems to be a magnet for trouble. A poised lady of considerable wealth, she’s looking for help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman. But no sooner does Stone fend off the party in question than his client becomes involved in two lethal crimes. With suspects aplenty, Stone must probe deep into his client’s life to find the truth, and he discovers that the heart of the mystery may be a famous missing piece of history, a stunningly beautiful vestige of a bygone era. It’s a piece with a long and storied past and untold value…the kind of relic someone might kill to obtain.
Putnam * 9780399174698

THE FATHER: Made in Sweden, Part I written by Anton Svensson, translated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel (Thriller)
THE FATHER is inspired by the extraordinary true story of three brothers who committed 10 audacious bank robberies in Sweden over the course of just two years. None had committed a crime before, and all were under 24 years old. When their incredible spree had come to an end amid the glare of the international media, all of them would be changed forever as individuals and as a family. This intoxicating, heartbreaking thriller tells the story of how three boys are transformed over the course of their lives from innocent children to the most wanted criminals in Sweden. And of the man who made them that way: their father.
Quercus * 9781681445403

GAME 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life by Ron Darling, with Daniel Paisner (Sports/Memoir)
Every little kid who's ever taken the mound in Little League dreams of someday getting the ball for Game Seven of the World Series. Ron Darling got to live that dream --- only it didn't go exactly as planned. In GAME 7, 1986, the award-winning baseball analyst looks back at what might have been a signature moment in his career, and reflects on the ways professional athletes must sometimes shoulder a personal disappointment as their teams find a way to win.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250069191

THE GIRL FROM HOME by Adam Mitzner (Thriller)
Jonathan Caine is a true master of the universe when his world comes crashing down, spiraling him into a relentless fall from grace. Devastated, Jonathan returns to his hometown to care for his ailing father and attend his 25th high school reunion, where he becomes reacquainted with former prom queen Jacqueline Williams. Back in the day, Jackie didn’t even know Jonathan existed. Now she is intrigued by the man he has become. But their budding relationship has problems, not the least of which is Jackie’s jealous and abusive husband.
Gallery Books * 9781476764283

GLORY OVER EVERYTHING: Beyond The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom (Historical Fiction)
The author of the New York Times bestseller and beloved book club favorite THE KITCHEN HOUSE continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad. This new, stand-alone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover Caroline is pregnant.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476748443

IRIS AND RUBY by Rosie Thomas (Fiction)
The unexpected arrival of her willful teenage granddaughter, Ruby, brings life and disorder to 82-year-old Iris Black's old house in Cairo. Driven by her fraught relationship with her own mother to run away from England, Ruby is seeking refuge with the grandmother she hasn't seen for years. An unlikely bond develops between them, as Ruby helps Iris to record her fading memories of the glittering, cosmopolitan Cairo of World War II, and of her one true love --- the enigmatic Captain Xan Molyneux --- whom she lost to the ravages of conflict.
The Overlook Press * 9781468302639

KILL AND BE KILLED by Louis Begley
The man who brutally murdered Uncle Harry is dead. In an effort to recover from the confrontation and collect himself, Jack Dana takes refuge on Torcello, a small island in the Venetian lagoon, to return to his writing career. Even more urgently, he wants to win back Kerry, the beautiful lawyer who rejected him after the bloody episode with Harry's assassin. But events beyond Jack's control intervene: Kerry loses her life in circumstances that contradict everything Jack thinks he knew about her. Soon death begins to stalk Jack himself. It is impossible not to recognize in its drumbeat the machinations of Abner Brown, the man who orchestrated Harry's demise.
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday * 9780385540711

LAB GIRL by Hope Jahren (Memoir)
LAB GIRL is told through acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren’s remarkable stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom’s labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science and learned to perform lab work done “with both the heart and the hands”; and about the inevitable disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, of scientific work. Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant, wounded man named Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend.
Knopf * 9781101874936

LILAC GIRLS by Martha Hall Kelly
(Historical Fiction)
New York socialite Caroline Ferriday's world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939 --- and then sets its sights on France. Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women.
Ballantine Books * 9781101883075

THE MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer by Skip Hollandsworth
(True Crime/History)
Beginning in December 1884, Austin, Texas was terrorized by someone equally as vicious and, in some ways, far more diabolical than London's infamous Jack the Ripper. For almost exactly one year, the Midnight Assassin crisscrossed the entire city, using axes, knives and long steel rods to rip apart women. Before it was all over, at least a dozen men would be arrested in connection with the murders. When Jack the Ripper began his attacks in 1888, London police investigators did wonder if the killer from Austin had crossed the ocean to terrorize their own city.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805097672

by Anna Quindlen
For generations, the Millers have lived in Miller’s Valley. Mimi Miller tells about her life with intimacy and honesty. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship, and the risks of passion, loyalty and love. Home, as Mimi begins to realize, can be “a place where it’s just as easy to feel lost as it is to feel content.”
Random House * 9780812996081

THE MURDER OF MARY RUSSELL: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King
(Historical Mystery)
Mary Russell is used to dark secrets --- her own, and those of her famous partner and husband, Sherlock Holmes. Trust is a thing slowly given, but over the course of a decade together, the two have forged an indissoluble bond. And what of the other person to whom Russell has opened her heart: the couple’s longtime housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson? Russell’s faith and affection are suddenly shattered when a man arrives on the doorstep claiming to be Mrs. Hudson’s son. What Samuel Hudson tells Russell cannot possibly be true, yet she believes him --- as surely as she believes the threat of the gun in his hand. In a devastating instant, everything changes.
Bantam * 9780804177900

NIGHT WORK: A Michael Cassidy Novel by David C. Taylor
(Historical Mystery)
Michael Cassidy, a New York cop plagued by dreams that sometimes come true, escorts a prisoner accused of murder to Havana on the cusp of Fidel Castro's successful revolution against the Batista dictatorship. After delivering the man to La Cabaña prison and rescuing Dylan McCue, a Russian KGB agent and his now-married former lover, from her scheduled execution, Cassidy returns to New York and retreats into the comforts of alcohol and sex. The arrival of Castro in New York three months later complicates the cop's life once more. Cassidy's investigation of a young man's murder in Central Park is interrupted when he is assigned to Castro's protective detail.
Forge Books * 9780765374851

NOW AND AGAIN by Charlotte Rogan
When secretary Maggie Rayburn finds proof of a high-level cover-up on her boss's desk, she impulsively takes it. Propelled by a desire to do good, and also by a newfound taste for excitement, Maggie starts to see injustice everywhere. Soon her bottom drawer is filled with what she calls "evidence," her small town has turned against her, and she must decide how far she will go for the truth. Meanwhile, Army Captain Penn Sinclair, who is home from Iraq, reunites with three survivors to expose the truth about the war. They launch a website that soon has people talking, but the more they expose, the cloudier their mission becomes.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316380935

NOW GO OUT THERE: (and Get Curious) by Mary Karr (Self-Help/Personal Growth)
In 2015, Mary Karr’s commencement speech to the graduating class of Syracuse University caught fire, hailed across the Internet as one of the most memorable in recent years, and lighting up the Twittersphere. In NOW GO OUT THERE, Karr explains why having your heart broken is just as --- if not more --- important than falling in love; why getting what you want often scares you more than not getting it; how those experiences that appear to be the worst cannot be so easily categorized; and how to cope with the setbacks that inevitably befall all of us.
Harper * 9780062442093

THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY by Monica Wood (Fiction)
Quinn Porter has been on the road for years, chasing gig after gig, largely absent from the lives of his twice-ex-wife Belle and their odd, Guinness records-obsessed son. When the boy dies suddenly, Quinn seeks forgiveness for his paternal shortcomings by completing the requirements for his son’s unfinished Boy Scout badge. For seven Saturdays, Quinn does yard work for Ona Vitkus, the wily 104-year-old Lithuanian immigrant the boy had visited weekly. Quinn picks up where his son left off, forging a friendship with Ona that allows him to know the son he never understood, a boy who was always listening and learning.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544617070

PANTHER'S PREY: A Leo Maxwell Mystery by Lachlan Smith (Mystery)
Leo Maxwell has left private practice and is working as a public defender in San Francisco. He and his co-counsel, Jordan Walker, are brilliantly defending Randall Rodriguez, a mentally ill homeless man whom they contend falsely confessed to the rape of a young San Francisco socialite. After their client is acquitted, Leo and Jordan fall into an intense relationship --- until Jordan is found brutally raped and murdered in her apartment. The story takes a shocking turn when Leo and Jordan's freshly acquitted client walks into the police station and offers to confess to Jordan's murder.
Mysterious Press * 9780802125033

THE RAILWAYMAN'S WIFE by Ashley Hay (Historical Fiction)
In 1948, in the strange, silent aftermath of war, Anikka Lachlan has all she ever wanted --- until a random act transforms her into another postwar widow. A local poet, Roy McKinnon, experiences a different type of loss. How could his most powerful work come out of the brutal chaos of war, and why is he now struggling to regain his words and his purpose in peacetime? His childhood friend, Dr. Frank Draper, also seeks to reclaim his pre-war life but is haunted by his failure to help those who needed him most. Then one day, Ani finds a poem. She knows neither where it came from nor who its author is. An unexpected and poignant love triangle emerges, between Ani, the poem and the poet --- whoever he may be.
Atria Books * 9781501112171

THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt (Memoir)
Though Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother, his intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS affords him little time to spend with her. After she suffers a brief but serious illness at the age of 91, they resolve to change their relationship by beginning a year-long conversation unlike any they had ever had before. The result is a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which they discuss their lives, the things that matter to them, and what they still want to learn about each other.
Harper * 9780062454942

RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt (History)
In the 1940s and ’50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS tells the stories of these women --- known as "human computers" --- who broke the boundaries of both gender and science.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316338929

THE STORY OF KULLERVO written by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Verlyn Flieger
Brought up in the homestead of the dark magician Untamo, who killed his father, kidnapped his mother and tried three times to kill him when he was still a boy, Kullervo is alone save for the love of his twin sister, Wanona, and the magical powers of the black dog Musti, who guards him. When Kullervo is sold into slavery, he swears revenge on the magician. But he will learn that even at the point of vengeance, there is no escape from the cruelest of fates. Published here for the first time with J.R.R. Tolkien’s drafts, notes and lecture essays on its source work, the Kalevala, THE STORY OF KULLERVO is a foundation stone in the structure of Tolkien’s invented world.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544706262

Claudio and Mathilde Simone, once romantic bohemians hopelessly enamored with each other, find themselves nestled in domesticity in New York, running a struggling vinyl record store and parenting three daughters as best they can: Natasha, an overachieving prodigy; sensitive Lucy, with her debilitating heart condition; and Carly, adopted from China and quietly fixated on her true origins.
Touchstone * 9781501116872

TRUE CRIMES: A Family Album by Kathryn Harrison
In essays written over the course of more than a decade, Kathryn Harrison has created a beautifully detailed and rigorously honest family album. With tenderness and wisdom, compassion and humor, Harrison writes about the things we don’t always discuss, casting light on what lurks beneath the surface of everyday life, sifting through the artifacts of memory to find what haunts and endures. Both serious and surprising, these essays capture the moments and impulses that shape a family.
Random House * 9781400063482

TUESDAY NIGHTS IN 1980 by Molly Prentiss
Welcome to SoHo at the onset of the ’80s: a gritty, not-yet-gentrified playground for artists and writers looking to make it in the big city. Among them are James Bennett, a synesthetic art critic for the New York Times whose unlikely condition enables him to describe art in profound, magical ways, and Raul Engales, an exiled Argentinian painter running from his past and the Dirty War that has enveloped his country. As the two men ascend in the downtown arts scene, dual tragedies strike, and each is faced with a loss that acutely affects his relationship to life and to art.
Gallery/Scout Press * 9781501121043

WHAT WE FIND by Robyn Carr
Neurosurgeon Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency high-risk procedure results in the death of a teenager, she finds herself in the middle of a lawsuit. Maggie knows she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place to do that is Sullivan's Crossing. But shortly after arriving, Maggie's world is rocked once again, and she must take on more responsibility than she had planned. Though relieved that a quiet and serious-looking hiker, Cal Jones, is willing to lend a hand, Maggie is suspicious of this mysterious man's eagerness to help --- until she finds out the true reason for his deliberate isolation.
Mira Books * 9780778318859

WHERE THE LIGHT GETS IN: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again by Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Many know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as the bride in the popular Steve Martin remakes of the Father of the Bride movies, the calculating Peggy Kenter on “Nashville,” or the wife of country music artist Brad Paisley. But behind the scenes, Kim was dealing with a tragic secret: her mother, Linda, was suffering from a rare form of dementia that slowly crippled her ability to talk, write and eventually recognize people in her own family. WHERE THE LIGHT GETS IN tells the full story of Linda’s illness --- called primary progressive aphasia --- from her early-onset diagnosis at the age of 62 through the present day.
Crown Archetype * 9781101902950

On Sale the Week of April 4th in Paperback

April 4th

BETWEEN YOU & ME: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris (Writing/Reference)
Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in BETWEEN YOU & ME, which features her laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation and usage, and her clear explanations of how to handle them.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393352146

WEREWOLF COP by Andrew Klavan (Supernatural Thriller)
Zach Adams serves on a federal task force that has a single mission: to hunt down Dominic Abend, a European gangster who has taken over the American underworld. In a centuries-old forest under a full moon, a beast assaults Zach, cursing him forever. In the aftermath, he is transformed into something deadly. Now, the good cop has innocent blood on his hands. He has killed --- and will kill again --- in the form of a beast who can’t be controlled or stopped. Before he can free himself, he’s going to have to solve the greatest mystery of all: How can you defeat evil when the evil is inside you?
Pegasus * 9781605989730

April 5th

THE 13th DISCIPLE: A Spiritual Adventure by Deepak Chopra (Mystery/Adventure)
Weaving together masterful storytelling, page-turning intrigue, and biblical and religious scholarship, Deepak Chopra reveals illuminating truths about Jesus, his followers and, ultimately, belief itself. Like his previous New York Times bestselling novels, BUDDHA and JESUS, THE 13th DISCIPLE invites readers to know and experience religion in a new and breathtaking way.
HarperOne * 9780062241429

ACADEMY STREET by Mary Costello (Fiction)
Tess Lohan is the kind of woman that we meet and fail to notice every day. A single mother. A nurse. A quiet woman, who nonetheless feels things acutely --- a woman with tumultuous emotions and few people to share them with. ACADEMY STREET follows Tess from her girlhood in western Ireland through her relocation to America and her life there, concluding with a moving reencounter with her Irish family after 40 years of exile.
Picador * 9781250081674

A.D. 33 by Ted Dekker (Historical Fiction)
Maviah, the Queen of the Outcasts, is a woman whose fate was sealed on her birth by this world. But then she met a man named Yeshua who opened her eyes. Because of what he taught her, she has gathered her own traveling kingdom of outcasts deep in the desert. But when her growing power threatens the rulers around her, they set out to crush all she loves. She must find Yeshua to save her people, but when she does, she will be horrified to discover that he faces his own death.
Center Street * 9781455535149

AMERICAN WIFE: Love, War, Faith, and Renewal written by Taya Kyle, with Jim DeFelice (Memoir)
Chris and Taya Kyle’s remarkable story has captivated millions through the Academy Award-winning film American Sniper, and because of Chris’ bestselling memoir, in which Taya contributed passages that formed the book’s emotional core. Now, with trusted collaborator Jim DeFelice, Taya writes in never-before-told detail about the hours, days and months after his shocking death when grief threatened to overwhelm her. Then there were wearying battles to protect her husband’s legacy and reputation.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062398093

Internationally bestselling author Santa Montefiore has written her first book set in America. THE BEEKEEPER’S DAUGHTER is the story of a mother and daughter searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them. To find what they are longing for, they must confront the past and unravel the lies told long ago.

Simon & Schuster * 9781476735436

THE BEST TEAM MONEY CAN BUY: The Los Angeles Dodgers' Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse by Molly Knight (Sports)
In 2012, the Los Angeles Dodgers were bought out of bankruptcy in the most expensive sale in sports history. Los Angeles icon Magic Johnson and his partners hoped to put together a team worthy of Hollywood: consistently entertaining. By most accounts they have succeeded, if not always in the way they might have imagined. Now Molly Knight tells the story of the Dodgers’ 2013 and 2014 seasons with detailed, previously unreported revelations.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476776309

THE BOOK OF JOAN: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation by Melissa Rivers (Memoir)
Joan and Melissa Rivers had one of the most celebrated mother-daughter relationships of all time. If you think Joan said some outrageous things to her audiences as a comedian, you won’t believe what she said and did in private. In THE BOOK OF JOAN, Melissa shares stories, bon mots and life lessons from growing up in the Rosenberg-Rivers household. She relates funny, poignant and irreverent observations, thoughts and tales about the woman who raised her and is the reason she considers valium one of the four basic food groups.
Three Rivers Press * 9781101903841

BRADSTREET GATE by Robin Kirman (Fiction)
Georgia, Charlie and Alice each arrive at Harvard with hopeful visions of what the future will hold. But when a classmate is found murdered on campus just before graduation, they find themselves facing a cruel and unanticipated new reality. Moreover, a charismatic professor who has loomed large in their lives is suspected of the crime. Though his guilt or innocence remains uncertain, the unsettling questions raised by the case force the three friends to take a deeper look at their tangled relationship.
Broadway Books * 9780804139335

THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE by Ann Packer (Fiction)
Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco, and buys the property on a whim. In Penny Greenway he finds a suitable wife, and they marry and have four kids. Thirty years later, the three oldest Blair children, now adults and still living near the family home, are disrupted by the return of the youngest, whose sudden presence and all-too-familiar troubles force a reckoning with who they are, separately and together, and set off a struggle over the family’s future.
Scribner * 9781476710464

EMMA: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith (Fiction)
The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury to prepare for the launch of her interior design business. Soon she befriends Harriet Smith, the naïve but charming young teacher’s assistant at an English-language school run by the hippie-ish Mrs. Goddard. Harriet is Emma’s inspiration to do the two things she does best: offer guidance to those less wise in the ways of the world and put her matchmaking skills to good use.
Anchor * 9780804172417

THE FATAL FLAME by Lyndsay Faye (Historical Mystery)
No one in 1840s New York likes fires, but Copper Star Timothy Wilde least of all. So when an arsonist with an agenda begins threatening Alderman Robert Symmes, a corrupt and powerful leader high in the Tammany Hall ranks, Wilde isn’t thrilled to be involved. His reservations escalate further when his brother Valentine announces that he’ll be running against Symmes in the upcoming election, making both himself and Timothy a host of powerful enemies.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780425276266

A FINE ROMANCE by Candice Bergen (Memoir)
A FINE ROMANCE begins with Candice Bergen’s charming first husband, French director Louis Malle, whose huge appetite for life broadened her horizons and whose occasional darkness never diminished their love for each other. But her real romance begins when she discovers overpowering love for her daughter after years of ambivalence about motherhood. As Chloe grows up, Bergen finds her comic genius in the biggest TV role of the '80s, "Murphy Brown," and makes unwanted headlines when Dan Quayle pulls her into the 1992 presidential campaign.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476746098

FOX IS FRAMED: A Leo Maxwell Mystery by Lachlan Smith (Mystery)
Faced with evidence of stunning prosecutorial misconduct, a San Francisco judge has ordered a new trial for the Maxwell brothers' father, Lawrence, who was convicted of killing their mother 21 years before. A prison snitch soon turns up dead, with Lawrence the only suspect, and Leo teams up with hotshot attorney Nina Schuyler to defend Lawrence against murder charges both old and new. Leo is forced to confront the darkness at the center of his life as he follows a trail of corruption and danger that leads to the very steps of City Hall.
Mysterious Press * 9780802125040

GATHERING PREY: A Lucas Davenport Novel by John Sandford (Thriller)
They call them Travelers. They drift from city to city, always staying on the move. Now somebody is murdering them, one by one. When Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, gets a phone call from a female Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco, Letty urges her father to investigate. The woman’s male companion is missing. And the woman is very afraid. Though he suspects Letty is getting played, Lucas volunteers to help. Little does he know that he’ll embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he’s ever seen --- and that just may change the course of his life.
Berkley * 9780425278857

THE HARVEST MAN: A Novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad by Alex Grecian (Historical Thriller)
When London discovered that Jack the Ripper was back, it sent Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad into chaos. But now it is even worse. There are two of them. When the Harvest Man begins killing, carving people’s faces off their skulls, the men of the Yard know they need Inspector Walter Day to find him before more families are murdered. Meanwhile, Saucy Jack is playing his own games --- and when the two killers come together, the men of the Yard may never be the same.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780425282816

THE INHERITANCE: Secrets of the Shetlands, Book 1 by Michael Phillips
(Historical Fiction)
Paperback Original
The death of clan patriarch MacGregor Tulloch has thrown the tiny Shetland Islands community of Whales Reef into turmoil. Everyone assumed Tulloch's heir to be his much-loved grandnephew, David. But when no will is discovered, David's calculating cousin, Hardy, submits his own claim to the inheritance, an estate that controls most of the island's land. And Hardy knows a North Sea oil investor who will pay dearly for that control. The future of the island --- and its traditional way of life --- hangs in the balance.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764217487

LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE by Jessica Knoll (Fiction)
As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve. But Ani has a secret. There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476789644

MADAM PRESIDENT by Nicolle Wallace (Fiction)
Charlotte Kramer is the 45th President of the United States. During her term, five major attacks are leveled on US soil. Her secretary of defense and press secretary must reassure the country that the safety they treasure is in capable hands. But secrets have always thrived in President Kramer’s White House. All three of these women are hiding personal and professional secrets that could rock the West Wing to its very foundations…and change the lives of the people they love most.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476756905

MEN IN GREEN by Michael Bamberger
Michael Bamberger, who has covered golf for 20 years at Sports Illustrated, shows us the big names as we’ve never seen them before: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Curtis Strange, Fred Couples --- and the late Ken Venturi. But he also chronicles the legendary figures known only to insiders, who nevertheless have left an indelible mark on the sport. All these figures, from the marquee names to the unknowns, have changed the game. What they all share is a game that courses through their collective veins like a drug.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476743837

THE MILLIONAIRE AND THE BARD: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio by Andrea Mays
Today it is the most valuable book in the world. Recently one sold for over five million dollars. It is the book that rescued the name of William Shakespeare and half of his plays from oblivion. THE MILLIONAIRE AND THE BARD tells the miraculous and romantic story of the making of the First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439118252

THE MURDER HOUSE by James Patterson and David Ellis (Thriller)
No. 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multi-million-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons. But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past: it was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty and rumored to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance. When a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead there, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Detective Jenna Murphy experienced as a New York City cop.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455589906

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy. She is also Elsa’s best (and only) friend. When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother’s letters lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs and totally ordinary old crones, but also to the truth about fairy tales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.
Washington Square Press * 9781501115073

MY PARIS DREAM: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine by Kate Betts (Memoir)
As a young woman, Kate Betts nursed a dream of striking out on her own in a faraway place and becoming a glamorous foreign correspondent. After college --- and not without trepidation --- she took off for Paris, renting a room in the apartment of a young BCBG (bon chic, bon genre) family and throwing herself into the local culture. She was determined to master French slang, style and savoir faire, and to find a job that would give her a reason to stay.
Spiegel & Grau * 9780812983036

MY SUNSHINE AWAY by M.O. Walsh (Fiction)
MY SUNSHINE AWAY unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when 15-year-old Lindy Simpson --- free spirit, track star and belle of the block --- experiences a horrible crime late one evening near her home, it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia has a dark side, too.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780425278109

NAKED GREED: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods (Thriller)
Stone Barrington isn’t one to turn away in the face of danger, so when he witnesses a tricky situation underway, he jumps in to lend a hand. He never expected, though, that this favor would lead to a mutually beneficial business deal with a prominent gentleman who requires the ever-discreet services of Woodman & Weld. But in the ruthless corporate world, no good deed goes unpunished, and Stone soon finds himself the target of a ragtag group of criminal toughs who don’t appreciate his interference in their dealings.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780451477217

ONE NIGHT by Eric Jerome Dickey
(Romantic Suspense)
On a cold and rainy night during the Christmas season, a woman who has suffered great personal loss and a successful businessman from Orange County meet by chance at a gas station in Los Angeles County. They have nothing in common, but as they engage in conversation and move from con games to assault to robberies, within hours they end up sequestered in an upscale hotel room. During intimacy, they continue to confide in each other and try to come to grips with their problems and their seasonal loneliness.
Dutton * 9780451471710

QUICKSAND by Steve Toltz
Liam is a struggling writer and a failing cop. Aldo, his best friend and muse, is a haplessly criminal entrepreneur with an uncanny knack for disaster. As Aldo’s luck worsens, Liam is inspired to base his next book on his best friend’s exponential misfortunes and hopeless quest to win back his one great love: his ex-wife, Stella. What begins as an attempt to make sense of Aldo’s mishaps spirals into a profound story of faith and friendship.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476797830

RECKONING AND RUIN: A Tai Randolph Mystery by Tina Whittle (Mystery)
Paperback Original
Tai Rudolph has gladly rebooted her life in Atlanta. It’s been a year since she got together with her sexy, ex-SWAT-team lover Trey and a year since confronting a checkered list of ruffians and villains, mostly now put behind bars. One of these criminals is Jasper, Tai’s cousin and the leader of a white militia splinter group. When witnesses against Jasper start turning up dead, Tai decides that she has to take him down once and for all, even if it means confronting her past.
Poisoned Pen Press * 9781464205514

RED FLAGS: A Kate Reilly Mystery by Tammy Kaehler (Mystery)
Paperback Original
Kate Reilly is thrown into a new social scene and a murder investigation when she arrives in Long Beach, CA, a week before the Grand Prix. Her cousin Billy is found dead, with her card in his pocket. At the same time Kate is called to investigate, she’s coaching a gorgeous actress for a celebrity race and meets Hollywood’s hottest bachelor. Her professional dreams are also coming true: she’s racing in the upcoming Grand Prix. Kate must juggle her social life as she juggles her suspects, all while staying out of a killer’s grasp.
Poisoned Pen Press * 9781464205316

SECRETS OF STATE by Matthew Palmer
Sam Trainor, an analyst for the consulting firm Argus Systems, stumbles across an intelligence anomaly --- the transcript of a phone conversation about the fastest ways to upend the delicate political balance keeping India and Pakistan from all-out war. Yet Sam knows that conversation couldn't have occurred --- because he's having an affair with one of the alleged participants. As he digs into the source of this misinformation, he realizes that someone is deliberately twisting the intelligence to stoke the simmering conflict between India and Pakistan.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780425281017

SIGNAL: A Sam Dryden Novel by Patrick Lee (Thriller)
FBI agent Marnie Calvert is called to a horrifying crime in the Mojave Desert. When the investigation leads her to ex-Special Forces Sam Dryden, the two find themselves caught up in a generations-long conspiracy that’s finally coming to fruition. Now they must face down a phantom network whose technology can affect events before they even happen…and is bound to result in the death of millions. To defeat it, Dryden will need to do more than think fast: He must find a way to outsmart a ruthless enemy that can seize on his mistakes before he even makes them.
Minotaur Books * 9781250030764

SIGNATURE KILL by David Levien (Thriller)
A young woman's body is found on a side street in Indianapolis, horrifyingly arranged. Meanwhile, Frank Behr takes on a no-win case to locate a single mother's wayward daughter who's been missing for months. Suddenly Behr feels that the two cases may be connected, but he is years removed from his life as a legitimate police officer and has few friends left on the force. His pursuit of a potential serial killer ultimately will lead him to a devastating decision from which he will not be able to turn back.
Anchor * 9780307475909

TOM CLANCY UNDER FIRE: A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel by Grant Blackwood (Thriller/Adventure)
On a mission in Tehran, Jack Ryan, Jr., meets his oldest friend, Seth Gregory. As they part, Seth slips Jack a key, along with a perplexing message. The next day, Jack is summoned to an apartment where two men claim Seth has disappeared with funds for a vital intelligence operation. They say he’s turned and leave Jack with a warning: If you hear from Seth, call us. Do not get involved. Jack soon finds himself lost in a maze of intrigue, lies and betrayal where no one is who they seem to be --- not even Seth, who’s harboring a secret that harkens back to the Cold War.
Berkley * 9780425283189

THE TRUTH AND OTHER LIES by Sascha Arango (Literary Thriller)
On the surface, Henry Hayden seems like someone you could like or even admire. But his past is a secret, his methods more so. No one besides him and his wife know that she is the actual writer of the novels that made him famous. For most of Henry’s life, it hasn’t been a problem. But when his hidden-in-plain-sight mistress becomes pregnant and his carefully constructed facade is about to crumble, he tries to find a permanent solution, only to make a terrible mistake.
Washington Square Press * 9781476795560

UNPLAYABLE LIES: (The Only Golf Book You'll Ever Need) by Dan Jenkins
In UNPLAYABLE LIES, Dan Jenkins takes us on a tour of the links as only he can do it. Here, Dan delves into the greatest rounds of golf he's ever seen, the funniest things said on a golf course, the rivalries on tour and in the press box, the game's most magical moments --- and its most absurd. Filled with well-known characters like Tiger Woods, to others like Titanic Thompson --- gambler, golf hustler, accused murderer, legendary storyteller --- UNPLAYABLE LIES is an ode to the game of golf and the people who play it.
Anchor * 9781101873076

THE WATER KNIFE by Paolo Bacigalupi (Science Fiction/Thriller)
The American Southwest has been decimated by drought. Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches, deciding if it should just take the whole river all for itself. Into the fray steps Las Vegas water knife Angel Velasquez. Detective, assassin and spy, Angel “cuts” water for the Southern Nevada Water Authority and its boss, Catherine Case, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert and that anyone who challenges her is left in the gutted-suburban dust. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, Angel is sent to investigate.
Vintage * 9780804171533

WE NEVER ASKED FOR WINGS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (Fiction)
For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. She comes up with a plan to help the family escape the dangerous neighborhood and heartbreaking injustice that have marked their lives. But one wrong move could jeopardize everything she’s worked for and her family’s fragile hopes for the future.
Ballantine Books * 9780553392333

WEARING GOD: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God by Lauren F. Winner (Religion & Spirituality)
There are hundreds of metaphors for God, but the church only uses a few familiar images: creator, judge, savior, father. In WEARING GOD, Lauren Winner gathers a number of lesser-known tropes, reflecting on how they work biblically and culturally, and reveals how they can deepen our spiritual lives. Exploring the notion of God as clothing, Winner reflects on how we are “clothed with Christ” or how “God fits us like a garment.” She then analyzes how clothing functions culturally to shape our ideals and identify our community.
HarperOne * 9780061768132

WENT THE DAY WELL?: Witnessing Waterloo by David Crane (History)
Midnight, Sunday, June 18, 1815. Britain holds its breath. Since Napoleon’s escape from Elba in February, Europe has been jolted from 11 months of peace back into the frenzied panic of a war it believed had ended. The nation is awash in reports and rumors. The Battle of Waterloo is close at hand. WENT THE DAY WELL? is an astonishing hour-by-hour chronicle that starts the day before the battle that reset the course of world history and continues to its aftermath.
Vintage * 9780307741899

WHO DO YOU LOVE by Jennifer Weiner (Fiction)
Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are just eight years old when they meet one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she’s intrigued by the boy who shows up alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy is taken back to a doctor and Rachel is sent back to her bed, they think they’ll never see each other again. Yet, over the next three decades, they will meet again and again --- linked by chance, history, and the memory of the first time they met, a night that changed the course of both of their lives.
Washington Square Press * 9781451617825

WICKED CHARMS: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton (Mystery)
Murdered and mummified nearly a century ago, notorious bootlegger Collier “Peg Leg” Dazzle discovered and re-hid a famous pirate’s treasure somewhere along the coast of New England. A vast collection of gold and silver coins and precious gems, the bounty also contains the Stone of Avarice --- the very item reluctant treasure seeker Lizzy Tucker and her partner, Diesel, have been enlisted to find. But greed is eternal and insatiable, and Lizzy and Diesel aren’t the only ones searching for the lost pirate’s chest.
Bantam * 9780553392739

On Sale the Week of April 11th in Hardcover

April 12th

THE BED MOVED: Stories by Rebecca Schiff (Fiction/Short Stories)
A New Yorker, trying not to be jaded, accompanies a cash-strapped pot grower to a “clothing optional resort” in California. A nerdy high-schooler has her first sexual experience at Geology Camp. A college student, on the night of her father’s funeral, watches a video of her bat mitzvah, hypnotized by the image of the girl she used to be. Frank and irreverent, Rebecca Schiff’s stories offer a singular view of growing up (or not) and finding love (or not) in today’s ever-uncertain landscape.
Knopf * 9781101875414

CLOSE YOUR EYES by Michael Robotham (Mystery/Thriller)
A mother and her teenage daughter are found murdered in a remote coastal home. Joe O'Loughlin is drawn into the investigation when a former student, trading on Joe's reputation by calling himself "the Mindhunter," jeopardizes the police inquiry by leaking details to the media and stirring up public anger. Joe discovers a link between the farmhouse murders and a series of vicious attacks in which the victims are choked unconscious and brutally scarred. Now, he must stop a ruthless and brash criminal who has apparently graduated to murder.
Mulholland Books * 9780316267946

DAREDEVILS by Shawn Vestal (Fiction)
Fifteen-year-old Loretta slips out of her bedroom every evening to meet her so-called gentile boyfriend. Her strict Mormon parents catch her returning one night, and promptly marry her off to Dean Harder, a devout yet materialistic fundamentalist who already has a wife and a brood of kids. The Harders relocate to his native Idaho, where Dean’s teenage nephew Jason falls hard for Loretta. A Zeppelin and Tolkien fan, Jason worships Evel Knievel and longs to leave his close-minded community. When he and Loretta finally make a break for it, someone Loretta left behind is on their trail.
Penguin Press * 9781101979891

DOWN THE DARKEST STREET: A Pete Fernandez Mystery by Alex Segura
(Hard-boiled Mystery)
Pete Fernandez should be dead. His life --- professional and personal --- is in ruins. His best friend is dead. His newspaper career is past tense. His ex is staying with him as her own marriage crumbles. On top of that, the former journalist finds himself in the eye of a dangerous storm. He's investigating a missing girl with an unexpected partner and inching closer and closer to a vicious, calculating killer cutting a swath of blood across Miami --- while at the same time battling his own personal demons that refuse to be silenced.

Polis Books * 9781940610757

DYING FOR A TASTE: A Sally Solari Mystery by Leslie Karst (Mystery)
After losing her mother to cancer, Sally Solari quits her job as an attorney to help her dad run his old-style Italian eatery in Santa Cruz, California. But managing the front of the house is far from her dream job. Then in a sudden twist, her Aunt Letta is found murdered in her own restaurant, and Sally is the only one who can keep the place running. But when her sous chef is accused of the crime, and she finds herself suddenly short-staffed, Sally must delve into the world of sustainable farming --- not to mention a few family secrets --- to help him clear his name and catch the true culprit before her timer runs out.
Crooked Lane Books * 9781629535975

FEVER AT DAWN by Péter Gárdos (Historical Fiction)
In July 1945, Miklos --- a 25-year-old Hungarian who survived the camps --- is brought to Sweden. His doctor has given him a death sentence; his lungs are filled with fluid, and he will be gone in six months. But Miklos has other plans. He acquires the names of 117 Hungarian women also recovering in Sweden and writes a letter to each of them. One of these women, Lili, reads his letter and decides to respond. The two engage in a funny, absurd, hopeful epistolary dance for the next two months…eventually finding a way to meet.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544769793

FIRST WOMEN: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower (Social History)
One of the most underestimated --- and challenging --- positions in the world, the First Lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a wife and mother operating under constant scrutiny; and an able CEO responsible for the smooth operation of countless services and special events at the White House. Former White House correspondent Kate Andersen Brower draws on a wide array of untapped, candid sources to tell the stories of the 10 remarkable women who have defined that role since 1960.
Harper * 9780062439659

AN HONORABLE MAN by Paul Vidich (Historical Thriller)
In 1953, the CIA is reeling from a double agent within their midst. Someone is selling secrets to the Soviets, compromising missions around the globe. Undercover agents have been assassinated, and anti-Communist plots are being cut short in ruthlessly efficient fashion. George Mueller seems to be the perfect man to help find the mole: Yale-educated, extensive experience running missions in Eastern Europe, an operative so dedicated to his job that it left his marriage in tatters. Mueller, though, has secrets of his own, and as he digs deeper into the case, suspicion begins to fall on him as well.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781501110382

KICK KENNEDY: The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter by Barbara Leaming (Biography)
Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy was the incandescent life-force of the fabled Kennedy family, her father’s acknowledged “favorite of all the children” and her brother Jack’s “psychological twin.” She was the Kennedy of Kennedys, sure of her privilege, magnetically charming and somehow not quite like anyone else on whatever stage she happened to grace. To Kick, everything about this life was fun and amusing --- until suddenly it was not. For this is also a story of how a girl like Kick confronted crushing sadness. Willing to pay the price for choosing the love she wanted, she would have to face the consequences of forsaking much that was dear to her.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250071316

KING MAYBE: A Junior Bender Mystery by Timothy Hallinan (Mystery/Thriller)
Los Angeles’s most talented burglar, Junior Bender, is in the middle of stealing one of the world’s rarest stamps from a professional killer when his luck suddenly turns sour. It takes an unexpected assist to get him out alive, but his escape sets off a chain reaction of blackmail, strong-arming and escalating crime. By the time Junior is forced to commit his third burglary of the week --- in the impregnable fortress that’s home to the ruthless studio mogul called King Maybe --- he’s beginning to wish he’d just let the killer take a crack at him.
Soho Crime * 9781616954321

THE LADY WITH THE BORZOI: Blanche Knopf, Literary Tastemaker Extraordinaire by Laura Claridge (Biography)
Left off her company's fifth anniversary tribute but described by Thomas Mann as "the soul of the firm," Blanche Knopf began her career when she founded Alfred A. Knopf with her husband in 1915. With her finger on the pulse of a rapidly changing culture, Blanche quickly became a driving force behind the firm. As Knopf celebrates its centennial, Laura Claridge looks back at the firm's beginnings and the dynamic woman who helped to define American letters for the 20th century. Drawing on a vast cache of papers, Claridge also captures Blanche's "witty, loyal, and amusing" personality, and her charged yet oddly loving relationship with her husband.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374114251

THE LAST GOODNIGHT: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal by Howard Blum (Biography)
Betty Pack was charming, beautiful and intelligent. As an agent for Britain’s MI-6 and then America’s OSS during World War II, these qualities proved crucial to her success. THE LAST GOODNIGHT is the remarkable story of this “Mata Hari from Minnesota” and the passions that ruled her tempestuous life --- a life filled with dangerous liaisons and death-defying missions vital to the Allied victory. For decades, much of Betty’s career working for MI-6 and the OSS remained classified. Through access to recently unclassified files, Howard Blum discovers the truth about the attractive blond, codenamed “Cynthia.”
Harper * 9780062307675

MOST WANTED by Lisa Scottoline (Thriller)
When a woman and her husband, desperate for a baby, find themselves unable to conceive, they decide to take further steps. Since it is the husband who is infertile, the heroine decides to use a donor. And all seems to be well. Three months pass, and she is happily pregnant. But a shocking revelation occurs when she discovers that a man arrested for a series of brutal murders is her donor --- the biological father of the child she is carrying. Delving deeper to uncover the truth, the heroine must face her worst fears and confront a terrifying reality.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250010131

THE NATURALIST: Theodore Roosevelt, a Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History by Darrin Lunde (History)
No U.S. president is more popularly associated with nature and wildlife than Theodore Roosevelt --- prodigious hunter, tireless adventurer and ardent conservationist. We think of him as a larger-than-life original, yet Darrin Lunde has firmly situated Roosevelt’s indomitable curiosity about the natural world in the tradition of museum naturalism. Drawing on his diaries and travel journals, as well as Lunde’s own role as a leading figure in museum naturalism today, THE NATURALIST reads Roosevelt through the lens of his love for nature.
Crown * 9780307464309

THE OBSESSION by Nora Roberts (Romantic Suspense)
Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.
Berkley * 9780399175169

POISONOUS by Allison Brennan (Thriller)
Teenaged Internet bully Ivy Lake fell off a cliff, and few people cared. After a year, the police still have no answers. With too many suspects and not enough evidence, the investigation has grown cold. At the request of Ivy's mentally challenged 18-year-old stepbrother, Tommy, Maxine Revere takes the case. But the more Max learns about Tommy and his dysfunctional family, the more she thinks she’s taken on an impossible task: this may be the one case she can’t solve.
Minotaur Books * 9781250066848

In a world beset by amassing forces of darkness, one organization --- the Regional Office --- and its coterie of super-powered female assassins protects the globe from annihilation. But a prophecy suggests that someone from inside might bring about its downfall. And now, the Regional Office is under attack. Recruited by a defector from within, Rose is a young assassin leading the attack. Defending the Regional Office is Sarah, who is fiercely devoted to the organization that took her in as a young woman in the wake of her mother’s sudden disappearance. On the day that the Regional Office is attacked, Rose’s and Sarah’s stories will overlap, their lives will collide, and the world as they know it just might end.
Riverhead Books * 9781594632419

SUNSET CITY by Melissa Ginsburg (Literary Noir Mystery)
Before the drugs, Danielle Reeves was Charlotte Ford’s most loyal and vibrant friend. Sadly, though, Danielle’s addiction got the best of her, and she went to prison for four years. When she gets out, she and Charlotte reconnect. Charlotte hopes this is a new start for their friendship. But then a detective shows up at Charlotte’s apartment. Danielle has been murdered, bludgeoned to death. Overwhelmed by grief, Charlotte is determined to understand how the most alive person she has ever known could end up dead. The deeper Charlotte descends into Danielle’s dark world, however, the less she understands.
Ecco * 9780062429704

TITANS by Leila Meacham (Historical Fiction)
Texas in the early 1900s was on the cusp of an oil boom that, unbeknownst to its residents, would spark a period of dramatic changes and economic growth. In the midst of this transformative time in Southern history, two unforgettable characters emerge and find their fates irrevocably intertwined: Samantha Gordon, the privileged heiress to the sprawling Las Tres Lomas cattle ranch, and Nathan Holloway, a sweet-natured and charming farm boy. As changes sweep the rustic countryside, Samantha and Nathan's connection drives this narrative compulsively forward as they love, lose and betray.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455533831

TRUE REAGAN: What Made Ronald Reagan Great and Why It Matters by James Rosebush (Biography)
What made Ronald Reagan tick? What was the secret to his greatness, the source of his influence, the key to his character, the strength behind his leadership? And why does it matter to the nation today? Just the mention of his name still evokes deep admiration and affection among Americans of every stripe, on both sides of the aisle. Many have previously sought to capture the essence of this very public figure often called "mysterious and unknowable." But now, as James Rosebush tells Reagan's story from first-hand experience, we come closer to understanding the heart of this great American.
Center Street * 9781455593828
On Sale the Week of April 11th in Paperback

April 11th

CHASING GOLD: The Incredible Story of How the Nazis Stole Europe's Bullion by George M. Taber (History)
For the entire history of human civilization, gold has enraptured people around the globe. The Nazis were no less enthralled by it and felt that gold was the solution to funding Hitler's war machine. Gold was also on the mind of FDR across the Atlantic, as he worked with Europe's other leaders to bring the United States and the rest of the world out of a severe depression. CHASING GOLD is the story of how the Nazis attempted to grab Europe’s gold to finance history’s bloodiest war.
Pegasus * 9781605989754

April 12th

ADELINE: A Novel of Virginia Woolf by Norah Vincent (Historical Fiction)
On April 18, 1941, 22 days after Virginia Woolf went for a walk near her weekend house in Sussex and never returned, her body was reclaimed from the River Ouse. Norah Vincent’s ADELINE reimagines the events that brought Woolf to the riverbank. She channels Virginia and Leonard Woolf, T. S. and Vivienne Eliot, Lytton Strachey and Dora Carrington, laying bare their genius and their blind spots, their achievements and their failings, from the inside out.
Mariner Books * 9780544704855

ARMADA by Ernest Cline (Science Fiction/Adventure)
Zack Lightman dreams that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Then he sees the flying saucer. Even stranger, the alien ship he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada --- in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. His skills --- as well as those of millions of gamers across the world --- are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.
Broadway Books * 9780804137270

Ray Welter, who until recently was a high-flying advertising executive in Chicago, has left the world of newspeak behind. He decamps to the isolated Scottish Isle of Jura in order to spend a few months in the cottage where George Orwell wrote most of his seminal novel, NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR. A few of the local islanders take a decidedly shallow view of a foreigner coming to visit in order to sort himself out, and Ray quickly finds himself having to deal with not only his own issues but also a community whose eccentricities are at times amusing and at others downright dangerous.
Soho Press * 9781616956523

GET YOUR HOPES UP!: Expect Something Good to Happen to You Every Day by Joyce Meyer (Christian Life/Inspirational)
One of the most powerful forces in the universe is hope --- the happy and confident anticipation that something good is going to happen. Regardless of where one is in life, it is impossible to live successfully and to the fullest without hope. With GET YOUR HOPES UP! Joyce Meyer will help readers achieve a lasting sense of hope, built on their faith in God. Hope is only as strong as its source. This book will help readers avoid misplacing their trust in unreliable things, and help them ground their hope steadfastly in God for limitless joy and possibilities for their lives.
FaithWords * 9781455517329

I WAS A CHILD: A Memoir by Bruce Eric Kaplan (Memoir)
Bruce Eric Kaplan, also known as BEK, is one of the most celebrated and admired cartoonists in America. I WAS A CHILD is the story of his childhood in words and drawings, in which he recalls growing up in New Jersey with his parents and two older brothers. It would seem like a conventional childhood, although Kaplan’s anecdotes are accompanied by his signature drawings of family outings and life at home --- road trips, milk crates, hamsters, ashtrays, wigs, a platypus and much more.
Blue Rider Press * 9780399183416

LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sharon Bolton (Mystery)
In such a small community as the Falkland Islands, a missing child is unheard of. In such a dangerous landscape, it surely can only be a terrible tragedy. When another child goes missing, and then a third, it's no longer possible to believe that their deaths were accidental, and the villagers must admit that there is a murderer among them. Even Catrin Quinn, a damaged woman living a reclusive life after the accidental deaths of her own two sons a few years ago, gets involved in the searches and the speculation.
Minotaur Books * 9781250080677

MARTIN MARTEN by Brian Doyle (Fiction)
Dave is 14 years old and living with his family in a cabin on Oregon’s Mount Hood. He will soon enter high school, with adulthood and a future not far off --- a future away from his mother, father, his precocious younger sister, and the wilderness where he’s lived all his life. Meanwhile, Martin, a pine marten (of the mustelid family), is leaving his own mother and siblings and setting off on his own as well. As Dave and Martin embark on their own adventures, their lives, paths and trails will cross, weave and blend.
Picador * 9781250081056

MY JOURNEY WITH MAYA by Tavis Smiley, with David Ritz (Memoir)
For nearly 30 years, Maya Angelou and Tavis Smiley shared an unlikely, special bond. Angelou was a teacher and a maternal figure to Smiley, and they talked often of art, politics, history, race, religion, music, love, purpose and --- more than anything --- courage. In MY JOURNEY WITH MAYA, Smiley recalls a joyful friendship filled to the brim with sparkling conversation. In Angelou's gardens surrounded by her caged birds, before lectures, sharing meals, and on breaks from it all, they sought each other out for comfort, advice and, above all else, friendship.
Back Bay Books * 9780316341776

A PATTERN OF LIES: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd (Historical Mystery)
An explosion and fire at the Ashton Gunpowder Mill in Kent has killed over a hundred men, and suspicion and rumor raise the specter of murder. While visiting the Ashton family, Bess Crawford finds herself caught up in a venomous show of hostility that doesn’t stop with Philip Ashton’s arrest. The only known witness to the tragedy is now at the Front in France, and he refuses to tell Bess anything that will help the Ashtons. Bess has no choice but to risk her own life to protect this man from a clever killer intent on preventing either of them from ever reaching England.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062386250

PLEASANTVILLE by Attica Locke (Thriller)
When a girl goes missing on Election Night, 1996, in the neighborhood of Pleasantville, Jay Porter is deeply disturbed. She was a volunteer for one of the local mayoral candidates, and her disappearance complicates an already heated campaign. When the nephew of one of the candidates is arrested, Jay reluctantly finds himself serving as a defense attorney. With a man’s life and his own reputation on the line, Jay is about to try his first murder in a case that will also put an electoral process on trial.
Harper Perennial * 9780062259349

THE SYMPATHIZER by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Historical Fiction)
It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among their number, the captain, is secretly observing and reporting on the group to a higher-up in the Viet Cong.
Grove Press * 9780802124944

WOMAN WITH A SECRET by Sophie Hannah (Psychological Thriller)
A controversial newspaper columnist named Damon Blundy has been murdered, and the detectives begin peppering Nicki Clements with questions. Why was she seen fleeing the scene? What is her connection to the victim? Why was the knife that killed him used in such a peculiar way? Why were the words “HE IS NO LESS DEAD” painted on the wall of Blundy’s study, and what do they signify? One simple answer could clear her. But she can’t explain why she fled that day without revealing the secret that could ruin her.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062388278

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