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February 21, 2012

February 21, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of February 20th and February 27th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of February 20th in Hardcover

February 20th

INDIVISIBLE: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It's Too Late by James Robison and Jay W. Richards

Tackling such controversial issues as stem cell research, abortion, health care and the environment, INDIVISIBLE explores the conservative political perspective with a Christian eye, connecting biblical principles with practical politics.
FaithWords * 9781455503124

February 21st

BEFORE THE POISON by Peter Robinson

Chris always promised his wife they’d return to the Yorkshire Dales one day. Now a grieving widower, he keeps his promise to his wife and rents an isolated house in the Dales. But then he finds out that the house was the scene of a legendary murder in the 1950s.
William Morrow * 9780062004796


Lieutenant Eve Dallas is enjoying the party celebrating a film based on one of her cases. But a twist in the movie suddenly lands her at the center of a crime scene --- and she is more than ready to step into the role she was born to play: cop.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158308


Aspiring seamstress Tess, hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic, becomes involved in a public scandal when the tragic disaster reveals Lady Duff Gordon’s questionable actions.
Doubleday * 9780385535588


Drawing on a wealth of untapped primary sources, Jean Edward Smith provides new insight into Dwight Eisenhower’s maddening apprenticeship under Douglas MacArthur in Washington and the Philippines, his World War II generalship, and his presidency.
Random House * 9781400066933

THE HEALING by Jonathan Odell

As a newborn slave child, Granada was taken in by the unstable wife of a plantation owner. Seventy-five years later, she is still living on the plantation and must revive the buried memories of her past in order to heal a young girl abandoned to her care.
Nan A. Talese * 9780385534673


Annie Martin loves the Plain ways of her Old Order Mennonite people. Retreating from a contentious relationship with her mother, Annie goes to live with her Daadi Moses in Apple Ridge. But as Annie spends time with the handsome Aden Zook, she wishes she could forget how deeply the lines between the Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite are drawn.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307446558

THE SHADOW PATROL by Alex Berenson

In 2009, the CIA's Kabul Station fell for a source who promised to lead it to Bin Laden, but instead blew himself up. More than two years later, the station is still floundering, and the CIA's chiefs wonder if it somehow has been infiltrated by the Taliban.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158292

SONOMA ROSE by Jennifer Chiaverini

As the nation grapples with Prohibition, an act of violence shatters Rosa Barclay's resolve to maintain her family’s increasingly dangerous existence in Southern California. She flees with the children to the mesa where she last saw her beloved mother alive.
Dutton Adult * 9780525952640


At the close of the Civil War, students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology form a secret society that is determined to find the truth behind a recent string of commercial disasters.
Random House * 9781400066575

WATERGATE by Thomas Mallon

Through the urgent perspectives of seven characters we only thought we knew before now, Thomas Mallon retells the story of the Watergate scandal, suggesting answers to some of the incident’s greatest unsolved mysteries.
Pantheon * 9780307378729

February 22nd

DEATH OF A KINGFISHER: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery by M. C. Beaton

Attempting to lure tourists to a sleepy Scottish town, a tourist director renames the local woods “The Fairy Glen.” But when heartbreaking acts of vandalism begin plaguing the forest, Hamish Macbeth investigates --- and the case turns from animal cruelty to murder.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446547369

On Sale the Week of February 20th in Paperback

February 21st

FLASH AND BONES by Kathy Reichs
Just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race Week, a body is found near the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The next day, a NASCAR crew member comes to Temperance Brennan’s office at the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner to share a devastating story.
Pocket Books * 9781451675290

FLATSCREEN by Adam Wilson
Eli Schwartz is a loser struggling to become a new person in a world where nothing is new. Seymour J. Kahn, a twisted former TV star, has purchased Eli’s old family home. The two begin a dangerous friendship that leads to their ultimately disastrous YouTube stardom.
Harper Perennial * 9780062090331

In the concluding volume of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition in a Swedish hospital, a bullet in her head. But she's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll stand trial for three murders.
Vintage * 9780307742537

THE ILLUMINATION by Kevin Brockmeier
At 8:17 on a Friday night, the Illumination begins. Every wound begins to shine, every bruise to glow and shimmer. And in the aftermath of a fatal car accident, a journal of love notes, written by a husband to his wife, passes into the keeping of Carol Ann Page.
Vintage * 9780307387776

PORTRAIT OF A SPY by Daniel Silva
A deadly pair of bombings in Paris and Copenhagen ruins the first day of master art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon’s vacation with his wife. Then, before a third attack, Gabriel is knocked to the pavement --- and he can only watch helplessly as the nightmare unfolds.
Harper * 9780062073143

Can we ever atone for the sins of the past? Or does each generation of women invent itself anew? Pamela Redmond intertwines the heartrending stories of three female characters, and explores the ways in which one woman’s choices can affect her loved ones forever.
Gallery Books * 9781451616422

QUESTION OF TRUST by Laura Caldwell
When criminal lawyer Izzy McNeil’s boyfriend needs a place to stay, Izzy doesn’t hesitate to let him move in with her until he finds a place. But when Theo is arrested on charges of fraud after a strange string of events, Izzy is torn between loyalty and truth.
Mira * 9780778313212

TOUGH WITHOUT A GUN: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart by Stefan Kanfer
In this comprehensive biography of one of the great movie icons of our time, Stefan Kanfer illuminates the life and career of Humphrey Bogart. Along the way, Kanfer gives us a wide-reaching cultural appraisal of the movies many of us know and love.
Vintage * 9780307455819

THE TRAGEDY OF ARTHUR by Arthur Phillips
Imprisoned for decades and nearing the end of his life, the con artist father of young novelist Arthur Phillips reveals a treasure he’s kept secret for half a century: The Tragedy of Arthur, a previously unknown play by William Shakespeare.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812977929

On Sale the Week of February 27th in Hardcover

February 27th

BLEED FOR ME by Michael Robotham

When Sienna Hegarty turns up at his family home one night, covered in blood and frozen in shock, psychologist Joe O'Loughlin finds himself drawn deep into her world, trying to unearth the dark family secrets her mind has buried.
Mulholland Books * 9780316126380

February 28th

BURN DOWN THE GROUND: A Memoir by Kambri Crews

In this powerful memoir, a daughter looks back on her unconventional childhood with deaf parents in rural Texas while trying to reconcile it to her present life --- one in which her father is serving a 20-year sentence in a maximum-security prison.
Villard * 9780345516022

CHILDREN OF WRATH by Paul Grossman

Willi Kraus, the celebrated WWI veteran and detective, returns in this prequel story about how he became the most famous Jewish Detective in Germany in the days of the Weimar Republic.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312601911


The Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band is playing in Minnesota. But when their tour bus overturns, it emerges that the keyboard player is not who anyone thought he was. Hannah Swensen is determined to unravel the elusive case.
Kensington * 9780758234933

THE EMERALD DIAMOND: How the Irish Transformed America's Greatest Pastime by Charley Rosen

From "Casey at the Bat" to Connie Mack to the Irish Sports Hall of Fame, here is the first-ever full history of the Irish people's impact on baseball, from its earliest years to its most significant milestones today.
Harper * 9780062089885

HOUSE OF STONE: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid

In spring 2011, Anthony Shadid was one of four New York Times reporters captured in Libya, which was seized by revolution. When he was freed, Shadid returned to his great-grandfather’s estate, a house he had begun to rebuild over three years earlier.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547134666

LIVING PROOF by Kira Peikoff

A fearless doctor must protect a vital secret from the world --- even when she falls in love with the man who's determined to break her.
Tor Books * 9780765329301

LONE WOLF by Jodi Picoult

Edward Warren has been living in Thailand for five years, a prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father. But then he gets a frantic phone call: his dad lies comatose, gravely injured in the same accident that has also injured his younger sister, Cara.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781439102749

NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN by M. William Phelps

An affluent community of high-achievers, the Houston suburb of Clear Lake, Texas, is home to oil company execs and NASA employees. But in the summer of 2003, a life of good fortune came to a violent end for some of its most promising residents.
Kensington * 9780758273383

THE STARBOARD SEA by Amber Dermont
Set against the backdrop of the 1987 stock market collapse, THE STARBOARD SEA is an examination of the abuses of class privilege, the mutability of sexual desire, the thrill and risk of competitive sailing, and the adult cost of teenage recklessness.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312642808

TRAIL OF THE SPELLMANS: Document #5 by Lisa Lutz

Chaos abounds in the Spellman family, and things aren't any simpler for Spellman Investigations, the family business. But Isabel won't stop hunting for the answers --- even when they threaten to shatter everything she holds dear.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451608120

VICTIMS: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman

Unraveling the madness behind L.A.'s most brutal homicides is what psychologist Alex Delaware does best. But even he is stymied by a string of seemingly random slayings with only one clue left behind --- a blank page bearing a question mark.
Ballantine Books * 9780345505712

March 1st

AFTER ANNIE by Michael Tucker

Herbie Aaron is one half of a celebrity marriage. He and Annie have been together a lifetime, but when Annie dies of cancer, Herbie doesn't know what to do without her, his conscience and his muse.
Overlook Hardcover * 9781590207352

BLUE MONDAY by Nicci French

The abduction of a five-year-old provokes a national outcry and a desperate police hunt. When his face is splashed over the newspapers, psychotherapist Frieda Klein can’t ignore the coincidence: one of her patients has been having dreams in which he has a hunger for a child.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670023363

FORGOTTEN COUNTRY by Catherine Chung

On the night Janie waits for her sister, Hannah, to be born, her grandmother tells her a story. Since the Japanese occupation of Korea, their family has lost a daughter in every generation, so Janie is charged with keeping Hannah safe. Years later, when Hannah inexplicably cuts all ties and disappears, Janie embarks on a mission to finally uncover her family's silence.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594488085

On Sale the Week of February 27th in Paperback

February 28th

BENT ROAD by Lori Roy

For 20 years, Celia Scott has watched her husband, Arthur, hide from the secrets around his sister Eve's death. But when the 1967 riots frighten him even more than his past, he convinces Celia to pack up their family and return to his hometown, where Eve mysteriously died.
Plume * 9780452297593

BRANCH RICKEY by Jimmy Breslin

In 1947, as president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branch Rickey defied racism on and off the field to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues. Rickey's is the classic American tale of a poor boy from Ohio whose faith and dogged work ethic took him to the pinnacle of success.
Penguin * 9780143120476

BRINGING ADAM HOME: The Abduction That Changed America by Les Standiford, with Det. Sgt. Joe Matthews

Before Adam Walsh there were no faces on milk cartons, no National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, no federal databases of crimes against children. His 1981 abduction and murder --- unsolved for over a quarter of a century --- forever changed America.
Ecco * 9780061983917

THE CHILD WHO by Simon Lelic

A chance phone call throws the biggest murder case in southern England into the hands of provincial attorney Leo Curtice. Twelve-year-old Daniel Blake stands accused of murdering an 11-year-old girl. But who is truly responsible when one child kills another?
Penguin * 9780143120919

COME AND FIND ME by Hallie Ephron

Computer security expert and reformed hacker Diana Highsmith has not left her home since a climbing vacation in Switzerland took her husband's life. But when her sister goes missing, she is forced to brave both the outside world and her own personal demons to find her sister.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062103727


Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenage daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor.
Minotaur Books * 9781250002693

Lucky runs a high-profile casino and hotel complex in Vegas. Her movie star husband is highly successful, and her children are gorgeous and thriving. Lucky has everything. And everything is exactly what billionaire businessman Armand Jordan is determined to take from her, one way or the other.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250006172

THE JUNGLE: A Novel of the Oregon Files by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul

Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands. There are the lies and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination. To pull off their latest mission, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must survive them all.
Berkley * 9780425246542

KILLER MOVE by Michael Marshall

Bill Moore has a lucrative job selling condos in the Florida Keys, a successful wife, a good marriage and a beautiful house. Then one morning Bill arrives at work to find a card waiting for him, with no indication who it's from or why it was sent. Its message is just one word: modified. From that moment on, Bill's life begins to change.
Harper * 9780061434433

A KINGDOM BESIEGED: Book One of the Chaoswar Saga by Raymond E. Feist

Years ago, the Empire of Great Kesh failed in its attempt to conquer Krondor after the Serpentwar. Since then, peace has benefited both nations, and the Kingdom has been free from the threat of another Keshian invasion. Yet now, the dark clouds of war gather again....
Harper Voyager * 9780061468407

LIVE WIRE by Harlan Coben

When Myron Bolitar gets involved in the family drama of his former tennis star client and her rock star husband, he discovers secrets about his own family, specifically his brother, who abandoned the Bolitars long ago.
Signet * 9780451233936


SAUL BELLOW: Letters edited by Benjamin Taylor
Saul Bellow was a dedicated correspondent until a couple of years before his death, and his letters, spanning eight decades, show us a 20th-century life in all its richness and complexity. Friends, lovers, wives, colleagues and fans all cross these pages.
Penguin * 9780143120469


Thomas Harriot is a member of a group of five brilliant scholars who meet under the cloak of darkness to discuss God, politics and the black arts. When Harriot’s friend’s estate provides him with a housekeeper, he has little idea how important she will become --- in his studies and in his heart.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250002303

THE SIXTH MAN by David Baldacci
Edgar Roy, an alleged serial killer held in a fortress-like Federal Supermax facility, is awaiting trial. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend Bergin, to help work the case. But en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered.
Vision * 9780446573092

THESE DAYS ARE OURS by Michelle Haimoff

Six months after September 11th, New Yorkers are instructed to get on with their lives despite the terror advisories, streets filled with 9/11 merchandise, and mail that may contain Anthrax. But for Hailey, getting on with life means getting closer to Michael Brenner, the Princeton graduate and future human rights lawyer who seems to have it all.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455500291

TOURQUAI by Tim Davys

In the neighborhood of Tourquai, Superintendent Larry Bloodhound is the keeper of the peace and ruler of the streets. But there are others more powerful than him --- a cadre of wealthy stuffed animals who live above the law's reach.
Harper Perennial * 9780061797460

THE VAULT by Boyd Morrison

Boyd Morrison brings back Tyler Locke, who must stop a terrorist cell that has stolen an ancient text that they believe will lead them to King Midas’ fabled hoard of gold.
Pocket Books * 9781439181843


Alma Boyd Takesue is a National Park Service biologist spearheading the efforts to save the islands' native creatures from invasive species. Dave LaJoy is a local businessman who is fiercely opposed to the killing of any animals whatsoever and will go to any lengths to subvert her plans.
Penguin * 9780143120391

February 29th


Adored and nurtured by his adoptive parents in California, Asher Stone has moved effortlessly through a nearly perfect life. He is on the verge of a professional soccer career --- when a car accident throws his future into doubt. Suddenly, Asher begins to wonder about his past, and about the girl who gave him up for adoption.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446519380

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