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Fall Preview 2012

Fall Preview

Fall Preview 2012

Fall is almost upon us, which is known as the biggest season of the year for books! The titles that come out in fall often become holiday gifts, and many are blockbusters. Here are some publisher picks that we know people will be talking about. On select days in August, we will spotlight a different title and offer a contest to win one of five copies of the book. You will need to check the site each day to see the featured book and enter to win. We also will be sending a special daily newsletter to announce each day's title, which you can sign up for here.

Our final prize book is THE ART FORGER by B.A. Shapiro. To enter, please fill out this form by Thursday, August 23rd at 11:59AM ET.

- Click here to see the winners of our contests.

The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro - Literary Thriller


On March 18, 1990, 13 works of art worth over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there’s more to this crime than meets the eye.

Beautiful Lies by Clare Clark - Historical Fiction


London 1887. For Maribel Campbell Lowe, the beautiful bohemian wife of a maverick politician, it is the year to make something of herself. A self-proclaimed Chilean heiress educated in Paris, she is torn between poetry and the new art of photography. But it is soon plain that Maribel’s choices are not so simple. As her husband’s career hangs by a thread, her real past, and the family she abandoned, come back to haunt them both.

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie - Biography

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert K. Massie brings us the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at 14 and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful and captivating women in history.

Hemingway's Girl by Erika Robuck - Historical Fiction


In Depression-era Key West, Mariella Bennet attracts the interest of Ernest Hemingway, as well as Gavin Murray, one of the WWI veterans who are laboring to build the Overseas Highway. When she is hired as a maid by Hemingway’s second wife, the attentions of the larger-than-life writer become a dangerous temptation...even as straightforward Gavin Murray draws her back to what matters most.

In Sunlight and In Shadow by Mark Helprin - Historical Fiction


Harry Copeland, an elite paratrooper who fought behind enemy lines in Europe, returns home to run the family business. In a single, magical encounter on the Staten Island ferry, the young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale falls for him in an instant, too late to prevent her engagement to a much older man. Harry and Catherine pursue one another in a romance played out in postwar America's Broadway theaters, Long Island mansions, the offices of financiers, and the haunts of gangsters.

Kept in the Dark by Penny Hancock - Thriller

When her neighbor’s fifteen-year-old nephew goes missing, Sonia is the last person that anyone would suspect. At forty-three, she is a strikingly attractive wife and mother. And like the River House, her lovely home overlooking the Thames, Sonia’s life is a picture of perfection and normalcy --- until she meets Jez. From the moment he shows up on Sonia’s doorstep, the gorgeous teenage boy awakens a torrent of memories that threaten to reveal a terrifying truth.

Love Anthony by Lisa Genova - Fiction


The subject of LOVE ANTHONY is autism, but that implacable disorder is only part of the story. Blending neuroscience and emotional insight, Lisa Geonva --- best known for 2008’s STILL ALICE --- delivers a heartfelt tale of two women who emerge from tragedy and betrayal to make a fresh start.

The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis - Historical Fiction/Mystery

Set against a background of Borgia politics, the secret history behind one of the western canon's most controversial works,The Prince, is revealed. Pope Alexander dispatches a Vatican courtesan, Damiata, to uncover the murderer of his illegitimate son. Damiata enlists the help of Niccolo Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci to uncover the killer's taunting riddles.

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante - Fiction


Growing up on the tough streets of Naples in the 1950s, friends Elena and Lila learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, and as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change.

Panorama City by Antoine Wilson - Fiction

28-year-old Oppen Porter --- an open-hearted, bicycle-riding, binocular-toting, self-described "slow absorber" --- unspools into a cassette recorder a tale of self-determination, from "village idiot" to "man of the world," for the benefit of his unborn son. 

Rearview Mirror: A Memoir by Alana Stewart - Memoir

Alana Stewart has lived what many people would consider a charmed life, as an international model, an actress and talk-show host, filmmaker, and bestselling author. But despite her many accomplishments and successes,  her life has been rife with abandonment, abject poverty, tragedy, and even violence. In Rearview Mirror, she takes the reader through her journey from her beginnings in poor rural Texas, her escape to New York to become a Ford model, and finally, her seemingly fairytale, but often heartbreaking life in the glittering world of Hollywood.