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April 10, 2012

April 10, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of April 9th and April 16th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of April 9th in Hardcover

April 10th

CALICO JOE by John Grisham
In the summer of 1973, Joe Castle quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever.
Doubleday * 9780385536073

COME HOME by Lisa Scottoline
Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. But Jill’s life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill’s ex-husband is dead.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312380823

THE COVE by Ron Rash

The New York Times bestselling author of SERENA returns to Appalachia, this time at the height of World War I, with the story of a blazing but doomed love affair caught in the turmoil of a nation at war.
Ecco * 9780061804199

DROP DEAD HEALTHY: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A. J. Jacobs
Hospitalized with a freak case of tropical pneumonia and ashamed of a middle-aged body best described as “a python that swallowed a goat,” A.J. Jacobs felt compelled to change his ways and get healthy. And he didn’t want only to lose weight, or finish a triathlon, or lower his cholesterol. His ambitions were far greater: maximal health from head to toe.
Simon & Schuster * 9781416599074

THE FIDDLER: Home to Hickory Hollow, Book 1 by Beverly Lewis

A wrong turn in a rainstorm leads Englisher Amelia Devries to Michael Hostetler --- and the young Amishman's charming Old Order community of Hickory Hollow. Despite their very different backgrounds, Amelia and Michael both feel hemmed in by the expectations of others. What first seems to be a chance encounter might just change their lives forever.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764209871

GLAMOUR IN GLASS by Mary Robinette Kowal
In the tumultuous months after Napoleon abdicates his throne, Jane and Vincent go to Belgium for their honeymoon. While there, the deposed emperor escapes his exile in Elba, throwing the continent into turmoil. With no easy way back to England, Jane and Vincent’s concerns turn from enjoying their honeymoon…to escaping it.
Tor Books * 9780765325570

In this companion to HEROES FOR MY SON, Brad Meltzer brings together the stories of 55 remarkable individuals, from intellectual explorers such as Marie Curie, Sally Ride and Jane Goodall to cultural champions like Billie Jean King; from implacable public figures such as Rosa Parks and Winston Churchill to artistic icons like Leonardo da Vinci and Stevie Wonder; and beyond.
Harper * 9780061905261


Katherine Howe, author of the bestseller THE PHYSICK BOOK OF DELIVERANCE DANE, returns with an entrancing historical novel set in Boston in 1915, where a young woman stands on the cusp of a new century, torn between loss and love, driven to seek answers in the depths of a crystal ball.
Voice/Hyperion * 9781401340919

THE INQUISITOR by Mark Allen Smith
Geiger is a professional torturer who can extract the truth from even the most reluctant subjects. But when a client demands that he interrogate a 12-year-old boy, Geiger rescues the kid from his captor. If Geiger and his partner can’t quickly discover why the client is so desperate to learn the boy's secret, they themselves will become the victims of an utterly ruthless adversary.
Henry Holt * 9780805094268

KINGS OF MIDNIGHT by Wallace Stroby

Crissa Stone is a career criminal who has pulled a number of impressive heists by knowing how to keep her mouth shut and her temper in check. Still, as good as she is, she wants to get out of the life. All she needs is one last big score, enough to bribe her lover’s way out on parole, set up a safe and stable new life, and get her daughter back.
Minotaur Books * 9781250000378

LAST WILL by Liza Marklund
For the first time in her career, investigative reporter Annika Bengtzon is covering the glamorous Nobel Prize Dinner, traditionally held in Stockholm’s City Hall. But when gunshots suddenly break out, Annika gets caught in the middle of an intricate drama with links to international terrorism, global pharmaceutical corporations, and Alfred Nobel himself.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781451606928

A NATURAL WOMAN: A Memoir by Carole King

A NATURAL WOMAN chronicles Carole King's extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455512614

NINETY DAYS: A Memoir of Recovery by Bill Clegg
The goal is 90. Just 90 clean and sober days to loosen the hold of the addiction that caused Bill Clegg to lose everything. With 73 days in rehab behind him, he returns to New York and attends two or three meetings each day. It is in these refuges that he befriends essential allies. But at first, the support is not enough: Clegg relapses for the first time with only three days left.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316122528

SACRILEGE by S. J. Parris
Radical philosopher, ex-monk and spy Giordano Bruno suspects he is being followed by an old enemy. He is shocked to discover that his pursuer is in fact Sophia Underhill, a young woman with whom he was once in love. When Bruno learns that Sophia has been accused of murdering her husband, he agrees to do anything he can to help clear her name.
Doubleday * 9780385535472

A TEENY BIT OF TROUBLE by Michael Lee West
In this follow-up to GONE WITH A HANDSOMER MAN, Charleston pastry chef Teeny Templeton witnesses a murder and discovers that her lawyer-boyfriend, Coop O’Malley, has been keeping secrets: the victim’s 10-year-old daughter may be his child.
Minotaur Books * 9780312571238

Roger Morgan, the mastermind behind the Seattle World’s Fair, is now 70 and running for mayor in hopes of restoring all of the city’s former glory. Reporter Helen Gulanos sees her assignment to investigate the events of 1962 become front-page news with Morgan's candidacy, and resolves to find out who he really is and where his power comes from.
Knopf * 9780307958686

TURNING TWO: My Journey to the Top of the World and Back with the New York Mets by Bud Harrelson and Phil Pepe
Only one man, Bud Harrelson, can say he was in uniform for both New York Mets world championships: as the shortstop who anchored the infield of the 1969 “Miracle Mets” and then as the third-base coach for the 1986 team. In TURNING TWO, Harrelson takes fans through the early seasons, sudden success, lean years, and return to glory.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9780312662400

UNHOLY NIGHT by Seth Grahame-Smith
In Seth Grahame-Smith's telling, the so-called "Three Wise Men" are infamous thieves, led by the dark, murderous Balthazar. After a daring escape from Herod's prison, they stumble upon the famous manger and its newborn king. When Herod's men begin to slaughter the first born in Judea, he has no choice but to help them escape to Egypt.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446563093

VIRAL by James Lilliefors

In remote pockets of the Third World, a deadly virus is quietly sweeping through impoverished farming villages and shanty towns. Meanwhile, in Washington, a three-word message left in a safe-deposit box may be the key to stopping the crisis --- if, that is, Charles Mallory, a private intelligence contractor, can decipher the puzzle before time runs out.
Soho Crime * 9781616950682

April 12th

THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME by Allison Winn Scotch
One of only two survivors of a plane crash, Nell Slattery wakes in the hospital with no memory of the horrific experience --- or who she is, or was. Now she must piece together both body and mind, with the help of family and friends, who have their own agendas.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157585

On Sale the Week of April 9th in Paperback

April 10th

EMPTY PROMISES: The Truth About You, Your Desires, and the Lies You're Believing by Pete Wilson
Join Pastor and bestselling author Pete Wilson in discovering the joy and freedom that comes with seeking after God with your whole life. Learn how to replace, and not just relinquish, life's empty promises by turning your focus and worship toward Him. It is the only thing that will set you absolutely free from the endless pursuit of everything else.
Thomas Nelson * 9780849946516

THE FIDDLER: Home to Hickory Hollow, Book 1 by Beverly Lewis

A wrong turn in a rainstorm leads Englisher Amelia Devries to Michael Hostetler --- and the young Amishman's charming Old Order community of Hickory Hollow. Despite their very different backgrounds, Amelia and Michael both feel hemmed in by the expectations of others. What first seems to be a chance encounter might just change their lives forever.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764209772

THE INFERNALS: A Samuel Johnson Tale by John Connolly
Young Samuel Johnson is in trouble --- an angry demon is seeking revenge for his part in foiling the invasion of Earth by the forces of evil. It wants to get its claws on Samuel, and when Samuel and his faithful dachshund, Boswell, are pulled through a portal into the dark realm --- the home of the Infernals --- it may get its chance.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781451643091

NEED YOU NOW by Beth Wiseman

When big-city life threatens the safety of one of their children, Brad and Darlene Henderson move with their three teenagers from Houston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas. Darlene takes a job outside the home for the first time in their marriage, and when the widowed father of one of Darlene's students starts paying more attention to her than is appropriate, Darlene needs God more than ever.
Thomas Nelson * 9781595548870

NOW YOU SEE ME by S. J. Bolton
One night, Lacey Flint, a young detective constable, stumbles onto a woman brutally stabbed in a building’s darkened parking lot. Within 24 hours, a reporter receives an anonymous letter that points out alarming similarities between the murder and Jack the Ripper’s first murder.
Minotaur Books * 9781250001634

ONE WAS A SOLDIER: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Novel by Julia Spencer-Fleming
On a warm September evening in the Millers Kill community center, five veterans sit down in rickety chairs to try to make sense of their experiences in Iraq. What they will find is murder, conspiracy, and the unbreakable ties that bind them to one another and their small Adirondack town.
Minotaur Books * 9781250003874

THE PALE KING by David Foster Wallace
The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to a newly arrived trainee named David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling.
Back Bay Books * 9780316074223

SAY HER NAME by Francisco Goldman
In a novel that possesses the immediacy and power of a memoir, Francisco Goldman recounts the story of his passionate, if improbable, love affair with a woman two decades his junior and of the nearly insurmountable grief that stalked him after its tragic conclusion.
Grove Press * 9780802145802

UNTIL TUESDAY: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalvan with Bret Witter
A veteran returning from Iraq feels such despair that he begins to welcome death --- until he finds a miracle in a Golden Retriever who needs the man as much as the man needs him. In this stunning memoir, retired Army Capt. Luis Montalvan describes an incredible journey of healing and friendship.
Hyperion * 9781401310752

April 12th

ALWAYS THERE: Reflections for Moms on God's Presence by Susan Besze Wallace
Every mom knows there's no such thing as "alone." But that doesn't mean she never feels alone, lonely, or even abandoned. ALWAYS THERE is a devotional for moms, by moms, that assures readers that God's abiding presence remains no matter what the circumstances of life.
Revell * 9780800721169

On Sale the Week of April 16th in Hardcover

April 16th

THE SPANISH HOLOCAUST: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth Century Spain by Paul Preston
As Spain finally reclaims its historical memory, a full picture can now be given of the Spanish Holocaust --- ranging from judicial murders to the abuse of women and children. The dogma of eugenics, terrorization, domination and mind control horrifyingly mirror the fascism of Italy and Germany.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393064766

April 17th

AN ACCIDENTAL AFFAIR by Eric Jerome Dickey
James Thicke has channeled the intensity of his soul into twin passions --- success as a screenwriter, and marriage to movie actress Regina Baptiste. In the midst of filming his latest script, he receives a video of his wife caught in the most compromising of situations. As James tries to protect Regina from Hollywood's underbelly, lust, blackmail and revenge become his constant companions.
Dutton Adult * 9780525952343

CROSSING THE BORDERS OF TIME: A True Story of War, Exile, and a Love Reclaimed by Leslie Maitland
Leslie Maitland’s mother and grandparents fled Germany in 1938 for France, where, as Jews, they spent four years as refugees, the last two under risk of Nazi deportation. This sweeping account of one family’s escape from the turmoil of war-torn Europe hangs upon the intimate and deeply personal story of Maitland’s mother’s passionate romance with a Catholic Frenchman.
Other Press * 9781590514962

THE INNOCENT by David Baldacci
America has enemies --- ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can't stop. That's when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target. But Robie may have just made the first --- and last --- mistake of his career.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446572996

Adventurous and precocious, Jess Hall is enormously protective of his older brother, Christopher, a mute whom everyone calls Stump. Though their mother has warned them not to snoop, Stump can't help sneaking a look at something he's not supposed to --- an act that will have catastrophic repercussions, shattering both his world and Jess's.
William Morrow * 9780062088147

AN UNEXPECTED GUEST by Anne Korkeakivi
Clare Moorhouse's day is complicated by the unexpected arrival of her son and a random encounter with a Turkish man, whom she discovers is a suspected terrorist. More unnerving is a recurring face in the crowd, one she never expected to see again. But it can't be him --- he's been dead for 20 years....
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316196772

Lysander Rief, a young English actor, becomes caught up in a feverish affair with a beautiful, enigmatic woman. When she goes to the police to press charges of rape, however, he is stunned. Only a carefully plotted escape saves him from trial. But the frenzied getaway sets off a chain of events that steadily dismantles Lysander's life as he knows it.
Harper * 9780061876769

WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU by Iris Johansen
When Catherine Ling's old friend, Hu Chang, creates something so deadly, and completely untraceable, the chase is on to be the first to get it. With rogue operative John Gallo also on the hunt, Catherine finds herself pitted against a group so villainous and a man so evil that she may not survive the quest to protect those she cares about.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312651237

WISH YOU WERE HERE by Graham Swift
On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton receives the news that his brother, not seen for years, has been killed in combat in Iraq. For Jack and his wife, Ellie, this will have unexpected, far-reaching effects. For Jack in particular, it means a crucial journey: to receive his brother’s remains and to confront his most secret, troubling memories.
Knopf * 9780307700124

THE WITNESS by Nora Roberts
Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159121

On Sale the Week of April 16th in Paperback

April 17th

THE BIG SCRUM: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football by John J. Miller
In THE BIG SCRUM, John J. Miller discusses how Teddy Roosevelt became a vocal advocate of American football. A longtime fan, Roosevelt fought to preserve the game, even as he understood the need for reform.
Harper Perennial * 9780061744525

The day the Tennessee floods took her husband and children, the light vanished from medical examiner Samantha Owens’s life. She has been pulled into a suffocating grief no amount of workaholic ardor can penetrate --- until she receives a peculiar call from Washington, D.C.
Mira * 9780778313205

THE FAMILY FANG by Kevin Wilson
When a bad economy and a few poor personal decisions converge, siblings Annie and Buster Fang return to their family home. Reunited under one roof for the first time in more than a decade, they are forced to confront not only their creatively ambitious parents, but also the chaos and confusion of their childhood.
Ecco * 9780061579059

Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.
Vintage * 9780345803498

Ana and Christian have it all. But she knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.
Vintage * 9780345803504

HEAVEN IN HER ARMS: Why God Chose Mary to Raise His Son and What It Means for You by Catherine Hickem

HEAVEN IN HER ARMS will touch your heart if you are facing fear and uncertainty, wondering about leaving your plans behind, feeling a need for community and the support of other women, or wanting to deepen your life of faith.
Thomas Nelson * 9781400200368

Jake Marlowe is the last werewolf. Although physically healthy, he has slipped into a deep existential crisis, considering taking his own life and ending a legend that has lived for thousands of years. But there are two dangerous groups with reasons of their own for wanting Jake very much alive.
Vintage * 9780307742179

PIRATE KING by Laurie R. King
In this latest adventure featuring the intrepid Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, Laurie R. King takes readers into the frenetic world of silent films --- where the pirates are real and the shooting isn’t all done with cameras.
Bantam * 9780553386752

ROBOPOCALYPSE by Daniel H. Wilson
Not far into our future, the global network of machines on which our world has grown dependent suddenly becomes an implacable, deadly foe. At the moment the robots attack, the human race is almost annihilated. But as its scattered remnants regroup, humanity for the first time unites in a determined effort to fight back.
Vintage * 9780307740809

Tommy Ogden declines to give his wife the money to commission a bust of herself from the French master Auguste Rodin, and instead announces his intention to endow a boys’ school. His decision reverberates years later in the life of Lee Goodell, whose coming of age is at the heart of Ward Just’s novel.
Mariner Books * 9780547752655

It is Oslo in November, and the first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Antihero police investigator Harry Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother --- and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall.
Vintage * 9780307742995

TREASON AT LISSON GROVE: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel by Anne Perry
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt are called out of London, to Ireland and France respectively, each chasing the person or group behind a sinister plot aimed directly at taking down the British government and Queen Victoria herself.
Ballantine Books * 9780345510594

What begins as a hobby to create an easy-peeling apple for her pies becomes German immigrant Hulda Klager's driving purpose: a time-consuming interest in plant hybridization that puts her at odds with family and community, as she challenges the early 20th-century expectations for a simple housewife.
WaterBrook Press * 9781400074303

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