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April 19, 2011

April 19, 2011

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of April 18th and April 25th that we think will be of interest to readers.

On Sale the Week of April 18th in Hardcover

EVE by Iris Johansen
This brilliant narrative goes back to forensic sculptor Eve Duncan's early life, exploring her history and motivations like no other novel before.
April 19, 2011 * St. Martin's Press * 9780312651206

LEAVING VAN GOGH by Carol Wallace
Vincent Van Gogh is seen through the narrative of his friend and beloved doctor, Dr. Gachet, whose medical practice focuses on the care of the mentally ill.
April 19, 2011 * Spiegel & Grau * 9781400068791

Two abandoned souls are on the hunt for one powerful man. Soon, their paths will cross and lead to one twisted fate.
April 19, 2011 * Center Street * 9781599953342

READING MY FATHER: A Memoir, by Alexandra Styron
READING MY FATHER is the story of a daughter coming to know her father at last --- a giant among 20th-century American novelists, and a man whose devastating depression dominated the family landscape.
April 19, 2011 * Scribner *

THE SIXTH MAN by David Baldacci

After alleged serial killer Edgar Roy is apprehended and locked away in a psychiatric unit, private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's lawyer --- an old friend of Sean King --- to look into the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins: while en route to their first meeting with the lawyer, King and Maxwell discover his dead body.
April 19, 2011
* Grand Central Publishing * 9780446573108

SWEET JIMINY by Kristin Gore

From New York Times bestselling author Kristin Gore comes a suspenseful novel set in the South that deftly explores race, family, and an unsolved murder mystery.
April 19, 2011 * Hyperion * 9781401322892

THE TRAGEDY OF ARTHUR by Arthur Phillips

THE TRAGEDY OF ARTHUR movingly captures romantic and familial love and betrayal, while simultaneously jousting with the tension between storytelling and truthtelling, the anxiety of influence in both personal and artistic lives, and the act of literary mythmaking.
April 19, 2011 * Random House * 9781400066476

When her colleague, Jake, is found dead at a grisly crime scene, Los Angeles D.A. Rachel Knight must take over his toughest case: the assault of a young woman from a prominent family. But she can't stop herself from digging deeper into Jake's death.

April 20, 2011 * Mulholland Books * 9780316129510


On Sale the Week of April 18th in Paperback

Seth Grahame-Smith reveals for the first time the secret, vampire hunting life of Abraham Lincoln --- and the undead forces behind the American Civil War.
April 19, 2011 * Grand Central Publishing * 9780446563079

THE BURNING WIRE: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel, by Jeffery Deaver
Jeffery Deaver brings back fan favorite Lincoln Rhyme and his paramour and partner, Amelia Sachs, who are on the trail of a killer whose weapon of choice cripples New York City with fear.
April 19, 2011 * Pocket Books */strong> 9781439156346

CAPTIVE QUEEN: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine, by Alison Weir

Alison Weir brings to life the story of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the powerful and passionate woman who was queen of both France and England.
April 19, 2011 * Ballantine Books * 9780345511881

CHASING THE NIGHT by Iris Johansen

Eight years ago, CIA Agent Catherine Ling’s two-year-old child was stolen in a brutal act of vengeance. But everything changes when she meets Eve Duncan, a forensic sculptor who shares her nightmare and agrees to help her find her son.
April 19, 2011 * St. Martin’s Paperbacks * 9780312651251


Corrupt Bangkok police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep returns, this time investigating the bizarre murder of Hollywood director Frank Charles.
April 19, 2011 * Vintage * 9781400097074

HUSBAND AND WIFE by Leah Stewart

HUSBAND AND WIFE probes our deepest relationships, the promises we make and break, and the consequences they hold for our lives, revealing that it's never too late to step back and start over.
April 19, 2011 * Harper Paperbacks * 9780061774478


An FBI agent, tormented by a death he wasn't able to prevent, a crime he's never been able to solve and a love he's never forgotten, discovers that his true conflict resides not in his past, but in a…Past Life.
April 19, 2011 * Mira * 9780778329206

MINI SHOPAHOLIC by Sophie Kinsella

In the latest Shopaholic novel, Becky Brandon is struggling with a difficult two-year-old and trying to shop less as the financial crisis hits her family.
April 19, 2011 * Dial Press Trade Paperback * 9780385342056

MR. PEANUT by Adam Ross

David Pepin is still in love with his wife, Alice, after 13 years of marriage, yet he obsessively contemplates her demise. But when he comes home and finds her actually dead, he is both deeply distraught and the prime suspect.
April 19, 2011 * Vintage * 9780307454904


Young Rose Edelstein can literally taste the emotions of whoever prepares her food, which leads to some surprising and unwelcome insights.
April 19, 2011 * Anchor * 9780385720960


In this family drama, Marcella struggles with separation, death and unanswered questions, as well as a new romance with her late lover’s son.
April 19, 2011 * Anchor * 9780307474445


On Sale the Week of April 25th in Hardcover

The friendship of two girls is tested by their families' claims on them, by a clique of popular girls who stumble upon them as if they were found objects, and by the first, startling, subversive intimations of womanhood.
April 25, 2011 *
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316084475

BEL-AIR DEAD: A Stone Barrington Novel, by Stuart Woods

In the newest addition to Stuart Woods's bestselling series, Stone Barrington comes face-to-face with a beautiful woman from his past.
April 26, 2011 * Putnam Adult *

THE BRIDE'S HOUSE by Sandra Dallas

From the New York Times bestselling author of WHITER THAN SNOW and PRAYERS FOR SALE comes a novel about the secrets and passions of three generations of women who have all lived in the same Victorian home called the Bride’s House.
April 26, 2011
* St. Martin's Press * 9780312600167

BULLPEN DIARIES: Mariano Rivera, Bronx Dreams, Pinstripe Legends, and the Future of the New York Yankees, by Charley Rosen
Bestselling sportswriter Charley Rosen takes readers on the wild journey through the evolution of relief pitchers over the years --- and the eccentric characters who have shouldered the pressure of closing out games...or not.
April 26, 2011 * Harper * 9780062005984

THE FALLEN ANGEL by David Hewson
Nic Costa and the detectives of the Questura must delve into the past of their beloved city of Rome to solve a baffling crime, and prevent a great injustice from happening again.
April 26, 2011 * Delacorte Press * 9780385341523

THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN: A True Tale of the American West and the Yukon Gold Rush, by Howard Blum
In a true-life tale set in the 1890s, Howard Blum uses the intertwined lives of three men to show how the opening of the "last frontier" in Alaska shaped America's national character.
April 26, 2011 * Crown * 9780307461728

Forget about Bernie Madoff or Gordon Gekko --- there's a new villain on Wall Street, and his name is Cyrus Leeser.
April 26, 2011 * Minotaur Books *

IN STITCHES: A Memoir, by Anthony Youn, M.D. with Alan Eisenstock

IN STITCHES is a heartfelt, candid and laugh-out-loud memoir of one man's bumpy road to becoming a doctor and learning to be comfortable in his own skin.
April 26, 2011
* Gallery Books * 9781451608441

KNOCKDOWN: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery, by Sarah Graves
Every mystery lover knows Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree is the go-to gal for solving both leaky pipes and murders. But in Sarah Graves's newest mystery, it's Jake's past that comes knocking at her door, and it seeks a deadly vengeance.
April 26, 2011 * Bantam * 9780553807899

LOST IN SHANGRI-LA: The True Story of a Plane Crash into a Hidden World, by Mitchell Zuckoff
A riveting work of narrative nonfiction that vividly brings to life an odyssey at times terrifying, enlightening and comic, LOST IN SHANGRI-LA is a thrill ride from beginning to end.
April 26, 2011 * Harper *

MY NEW AMERICAN LIFE by Francine Prose

Set in the aftermath of 9/11, MY NEW AMERICAN LIFE offers a vivid, darkly humorous, bitingly real portrait of a particular moment in history, when a nation’s dreams and ideals gave way to a culture of cynicism, lies and fear.
April 26, 2011
* Harper * 9780061713767


ON BLACK SISTERS STREET is a moving story of the illusion of the West as seen through African eyes, and its annihilation. It is also a story of courage, of unity, and of hope.
April 26, 2011 * Random House * 9781400068333

SIDEWAYS ON A SCOOTER: Life and Love in India, by Miranda Kennedy
What happens when a twenty-something NPR reporter abandons her fast-track New York City life and her boyfriend to move alone to Delhi? Miranda Kennedy's intimate look at the interconnected lives of six Indian women teachers her --- and her readers --- as much about our own Western attitudes and assumptions as it does about the developing society she's living in.
April 26, 2011 * Random House *


What happens when a twenty-something NPR reporter abandons her fast-track New York City life and her boyfriend to move alone to Delhi? Miranda Kennedy's intimate look at the interconnected lives of six Indian women teachers her --- and her readers --- as much about our own Western attitudes and assumptions as it does about the developing society she's living in.
April 26, 2011
* Ecco * 9780062041265

THOU SHALT KILL by Daniel Blake
Hardened Pittsburgh homicide detective Franco Patrese is a man who has lost his belief in humanity, and the latest serial killer stalking his town on a mission to kill according to the Ten Commandments isn't quite restoring his faith.
April 26, 2011 * Gallery Books * 9781439197486

22 BRITANNIA ROAD by Amanda Hodgkinson
An unforgettable novel that cries out for discussion, 22 BRITANNIA ROAD is a powerful story of primal maternal love, overcoming hardship, and, ultimately, acceptance --- one that will pierce your heart.

April 28, 2011 * Pamela Dorman Books/Viking * 9780670022632

BULLFIGHTING: Stories, by Roddy Doyle
BULLFIGHTING, Roddy Doyle's second collection of stories, offers a series of bittersweet takes on men and middle age, revealing a panorama of Ireland today.
April 28, 2011 * Viking Adult *

THE CAMELOT CONSPIRACY: A Novel of the Kennedys, Castro and the CIA, by E. Duke Vincent
THE CAMELOT CONSPIRACY is a novel of the men who tried to assassinate Fidel Castro and failed --- then went after JFK...and succeeded
April 28, 2011 * Overlook Hardcover *

A JANE AUSTEN EDUCATION: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter, by William Deresiewicz

Jane Austen scholar William Deresiewicz turns to the author's novels to reveal the remarkable life lessons hidden within.
April 28, 2011 * The Penguin Press * 9781594202889

PLANTING DANDELIONS: Field Notes From a Semi-Domesticated Life, by Kyran Pittman

From a fresh new talent, celebrating the joys and trials of a new generation of parents, PLANTING DANDELIONS is an entertaining tribute to choosing the white picket fence over all the other options available.
April 28, 2011 * Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594488009


On Sale the Week of April 25th in Paperback

DEAD BY MORNING by Beverly Barton
Two security officials race to uncover the clues that could lead them to the serial killer terrorizing their offices.
April 26, 2011 * Zebra/Kensington * 9781420110357

DEVILS IN EXILE by Chuck Hogan
A recent Iraq War veteran joins a band of renegade ex-military men to create their own war against drugs in their hometown. Unfortunately, their leader may not be all he appears to be.
April 26, 2011 * Pocket Star * 9781451633399

DISTURBED by Kevin O’Brien
A newlywed tries to adjust to her new, affluent neighborhood only to learn that a brutal killer is lurking around, stalking his victims.
April 26, 2011 * Pinnacle/Kensington * 9780786021376

FLY AWAY HOME by Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner has penned an unforgettable story of a mother and two daughters who after a lifetime of distance finally learn to find refuge in one another.
April 26, 2011 * Washington Square Press * 9780743294287

HANGMAN: A Decker/Lazarus Novel, by Faye Kellerman
Murder, a missing woman, and a sociopath from the past sweep Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus into a labyrinth of mystery and danger.
April 26, 2011 * Harper * 9780061702617

HANNAH'S LIST by Debbie Macomber

HANNAH’S LIST is the story of a widower who is given an unexpected letter from his wife on the first anniversary of her death.
April 26, 2011 * Mira * 9780778329299

ICE COLD: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel, by Tess Gerritsen

A spur-of-the-moment ski trip becomes a bone-chilling nightmare when a wrong turn leaves Boston medical examiner Maura Isles marooned --- far from home and help --- in the snowbound Wyoming mountains.
April 26, 2011 * Ballantine Books * 9780345515490


Internationally acclaimed author Isabel Allende spins the unforgettable saga of an extraordinary woman determined to find love amid loss and forge her own identity under the cruelest of circumstances.

April 26, 2011 * Harper Perennial * 9780061988257

THE LAST RUN: A Queen & Country Novel, by Greg Rucka

Tara Chace has been Britain’s top covert agent for almost a decade, but now she’s past her expiration date. Before she’s replaced, there’s one last job for Queen and country…and it may be the last thing she does.
April 26, 2011 * Bantam * 9780553589016

THE LAST STAND: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn, by Nathaniel Philbrick
THE LAST STAND is historian Nathaniel Philbrick's monumental reappraisal of the epochal clash at the Little Bighorn in 1876 that gave birth to the legend of Custer's Last Stand.
April 26, 2011 * Penguin * 9780143119609

From the author of the critically acclaimed THE BALLAD OF TRENCHMOUTH TAGGART comes this sweeping novel of love and war, power and oppression, faith and deception, over the course of three defining American decades.

April 26, 2011 * Ecco * 9780061923944

MAYBE THIS TIME by Jennifer Crusie
When Andie’s ex-husband asks one last favor of her, she finds herself dealing with delinquent children, paranormal forces, and doubts about her future with her fiancé.
April 26, 2011 * St. Martin’s Griffin * 9780312584160

OUR KIND OF TRAITOR by John le Carre
In the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and with Britain on the brink of economic ruin, a young English couple become helpless pawns in a game of nations that reveals the unholy alliances between the Russian mafia, the city of London, the government, and the competing factions of the British Secret Service.
April 26, 2011 * Penguin * 9780143119722

PRAY FOR SILENCE by Linda Castillo
Police Chief Kate Burkholder investigates the murder of an Amish family in Ohio, uncovering some shocking secrets about the family and putting her own life on the line to solve the case.
April 26, 2011 * Minotaur Books * 9780312540036

REUNION by Therese Fowler
Blue Reynolds, a popular talk show host, searches for the son she gave up for adoption at 19, while facing romantic entanglements with an old flame and his son.
April 26, 2011 * Ballantine Books * 9780345499714

THE RULE OF NINE: A Paul Madriani Novel, by Steve Martini
Still reeling from the trauma of a near nuclear explosion at the naval base in Coronado, San Diego defense attorney Paul Madriani now finds he's been linked to the murder of a Washington, D.C., political staffer.
April 26, 2011 * Harper * 9780061930225

RULES OF BETRAYAL by Christopher Reich
Dr. Jonathan Ransom is once again involved in a mission for a secret government agency, and this time he must save his mysterious wife, Emma, after she comes into conflict with a prominent Taliban warrior.
April 26, 2011 * Anchor * 9780307473813

STORM PREY: A Lucas Davenport Novel, by John Sandford
When a simple robbery turns deadly, the thieves close in on the only witness: Lucas Davenport's wife.
April 26, 2011 * Berkley * 9780425241448

From the internationally bestselling author of WHAT I LOVED comes a provocative, witty and revelatory novel about women and girls, love and marriage, and the age-old question of sameness and difference between the sexes.
April 26, 2011 * Picador * 9780312570606

THEY’RE WATCHING by Gregg Hurwitz
All Patrick Davis ever wanted to do was make movies. But after he gets his big break and sells his first screenplay, his life collapses.
April 26, 2011 * St. Martin’s Paperbacks * 9780312544171


After Pia’s grandmother dies in a freak accident, the neighbors in her little German hometown of Bad Münstereifel glance at Pia with wary eyes. But then something else captures the community’s attention: the vanishing of Katharina Linden.
April 26, 2011 * Bantam * 9780385344180

WHERE THE RIVER ENDS by Charles Martin
How far would you go for love? An ordinary man is about to give the love of his life the most precious gift anyone can give: the chance to live --- and die --- on her own terms.
April 26, 2011 * Broadway * 9780307888297

WORTH DYING FOR: A Reacher Novel, by Lee Child
This follow-up to 61 HOURS finds Lee Child's hero, Jack Reacher, unable to let go of the unsolved, decades-old case of a missing child.
April 26, 2011 * Dell * 9780440246299


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