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July 10, 2012

July 10, 2012

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

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On Sale the Week of July 9th in Hardcover

July 9th

I, MICHAEL BENNETT by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
A South American crime lord has brought New York the worst lawlessness and violence the city has ever seen, with police being shot on the street and judges murdered in the courtroom. Detective Michael Bennett takes his 10 kids and their nanny upstate to try and avoid the chaos, but it just follows them, endangering his entire family.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316097468

July 10th

15 SECONDS by Andrew Gross
Henry Steadman didn't know what was about to hit him when he pulled up to a red light. A successful Florida plastic surgeon, he is in town to deliver a keynote address at a conference when suddenly his life becomes an unrelenting chase to stay alive.
William Morrow * 9780061655975

THE AFTER WIFE by Gigi Levangie Grazer
One night after her husband John’s death, reality show producer Hannah Bernal finds herself communicating with dead people…including her deceased husband. But this “gift” is getting in the way of her life. While Hannah gets answers to some of life question’s from the Great Beyond, she also learns that earthly love and happiness can still be found in sunny Santa Monica.
Ballantine Books * 9780345523990

ALBERT OF ADELAIDE by Howard L. Anderson
Howard Anderson’s debut novel is the story of a duck-billed platypus who escapes from Australia’s Adelaide Zoo and embarks on a journey through the outback in search of “Old Australia,” a land of liberty, promise and peace. Along his voyage, he encounters a motley assortment of characters and discovers a strength and skill for survival he never knew he possessed.
Twelve * 9781455509621

BACKFIRE: An FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter
When Judge Ramsey Hunt is shot in the back while presiding over the trial of two accused killers, things for the judge, the federal prosecutor, and FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich turn from bad to worse. Suddenly, Savich and Sherlock are on a race to San Francisco to find out what went wrong in the case.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157325

DREAM TEAM: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever by Jack McCallum
They were the Beatles of basketball, the Mercury Seven in sneakers. In DREAM TEAM, acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team that captivated the world, kindled the hoop dreams of countless children around the planet, and remade the NBA into a global sensation.

Ballantine Books * 9780345520487

FIREPROOF: A Maggie O'Dell Novel by Alex Kava
Special agent Maggie O'Dell is called in to investigate a building fire with a human casualty. The local team insists the suspect is a rash and young perp, but Maggie thinks this is the work of a calculated and controlled criminal. As the acts of arson become more brazen, Maggie's professional and personal worlds begin to collide dangerously.
Doubleday * 9780385535519

During the 1936 Berlin Olympics, cynical British journalist Richard Denham and American Olympic hopeful Eleanor Emerson are determined to report the brutality behind the carefully staged imagery of the Third Reich. They soon become entangled in a treacherous game involving the Gestapo and the British Secret Intelligence Service. At stake: a mysterious dossier that threatens to destroy the leadership of the Third Reich.
Harper * 9780062091567

FULLY ALIVE: Lighten Up and Live -- A Journey that Will Change Your Life
by Ken Davis

FULLY ALIVE uncovers forgotten signs of life in a culture seemingly filled with the opposite. Through action steps that led to his physical, mental, social and spiritual health, Ken Davis recounts his journey back to the land of the living and the signs of life he found along the way.
Thomas Nelson * 9780849948428

THE GREAT ESCAPE by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
After abandoning her fiancé, Ted “Mr. Irresistible” Beaudine, at the altar, Lucy Jorik --- the daughter of a former president --- is looking for adventure (and perhaps a little romance), and it begins on the back of a rather menacing-looking stranger’s motorcycle. Embarking on a wild and unpredictable road trip, Lucy is able to finally break free of her proper life to discover what she really wants.
William Morrow * 9780062106063

Harry Lipkin is a tough-talking, soft-chewing, rough-around-the-edges, slow-around-the-corners private investigator who specializes in the sort of cases that cops can't be bothered with. His latest client, Mrs. Norma Weinberger, has had someone stealing sentimental trinkets and the occasional priceless jewel from her; someone she employs, trusts, cares for, and treats like family. It is up to Harry to stop the crime.
Doubleday * 9780385536103

Stephen L. Carter’s new novel takes as its starting point an alternate history: President Abraham Lincoln survives the assassination attempt at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Two years later, he is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority, both during and after the Civil War, and faces an impeachment trial.
Knopf * 9780307272638

THE INVESTIGATION by Philippe Claudel
The Investigator is sent to the Enterprise, a huge, sprawling complex in an unnamed Town where 22 people have committed suicide in the past 18 months. However, this is by no means an easy feat: he is not allowed into the Enterprise, regulations hamstring him, street layouts befuddle him, and all the while he senses someone watching him, recording his every movement.
Nan A. Talese * 9780385535342

NIGHT WATCH by Linda Fairstein
Alexandra Cooper arrives in France to visit her boyfriend and famed restaurateur, Luc Rouget. But she quickly finds herself entangled in the murder of a young woman with only one piece of evidence: a matchbox from Luc’s restaurant. Alex is pulled back to New York for a high-profile case, but finds that the two cases may be connected as another of Luc’s matchboxes appears on the scene.
Dutton Adult * 9780525952633

It’s Christmas of 1957 in Barcelona, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, are celebrating their new beautiful son, Julian, and the engagement of close friend Fermín Romero de Torres. But a mysterious stranger threatens all of it when he visits the Sempere bookshop and tries to expose a terrible secret that has been buried in the city’s past. His appearance plunges Fermín and Daniel into an adventure that takes them back to the 1940s and the early days of Franco’s dictatorship.
Harper * 9780062206282

THE RED CHAMBER by Pauline A. Chen
When orphaned Daiyu leaves her home in the provinces to take shelter with her cousins in the Capital, she is drawn into a world of opulent splendor, presided over by the ruthless, scheming Xifeng and the prim, repressed Baochai. As she learns the secrets behind their glittering façades, she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue and hidden passions.
Knopf * 9780307701572

SHADOW OF NIGHT by Deborah Harkness
This sequel to A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.
Viking Adult * 9780670023486

For 20 years after Tara Martin disappeared from her small English town, her parents and her brother, Peter, have lived in denial of the grim fact that she was gone for good. And then suddenly, on Christmas Day, a disheveled and slightly peculiar-looking Tara stands on her parents’ doorstep. It's a miracle, but Tara's story just doesn't add up. And, incredibly, she barely looks a day older than when she vanished.
Doubleday * 9780385535786

SUZY'S CASE by Andy Siegel
A young African-American girl named Suzy and her fate at a Brooklyn hospital are at the heart of a seemingly unwinnable case, and New York City personal injury attorney Tug Wyler is out to find justice. Using a combination of street smarts and charm, Wyler discovers the truth behind her condition --- and the conniving doctors and administrators who went to great length to cover it up.
Scribner * 9781451658781

TRUE BELIEVERS by Kurt Andersen
Karen Hollander is a celebrated attorney who recently removed herself from consideration for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her reasons have their roots in 1968 --- an episode she’s managed to keep secret for more than 40 years. Now, with the imminent publication of her memoir, she’s about to let the world in on that shocking secret --- as soon as she can track down the answers to a few crucial last questions.
Random House * 9781400067206

On Sale the Week of July 9th in Paperback

July 10th

Tristan Sadler is delivering a package of letters to the sister of Will Bancroft, the man he fought alongside during the Great War. As Tristan recounts the horrific details of what to him became a senseless war, he also speaks of his friendship with Will. The intensity of their bond brought Tristan happiness and self-discovery, as well as confusion and unbearable pain.
Other Press * 9781590515525

In these eight darkly funny linked stories, Elissa Schappell delves into the lives of an eclectic cast of archetypal female characters to explore the commonly shared but rarely spoken-of experiences that build girls into women and women into wives and mothers.
Simon & Schuster * 9780743276719

BURNT MOUNTAIN by Anne Rivers Siddons
Growing up, the only place tomboy Thayer Wentworth felt at home was her summer camp in the North Carolina Mountains. It was there that she met Nick Abrams, her first love…and first heartbreak. Years later, she marries an Irish professor and they settle down only miles from Camp Edgewood. Thayer must confront dark secrets --- about her mother, first love, and, most devastating of all, her husband.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446698306

THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME by Donald Ray Pollock
Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s --- from a tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific whose wife is dying of cancer, to a husband-and-wife team of serial kill­ers, to a spider-handling preacher and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick.
Anchor * 9780307744869

FAIRY TALE INTERRUPTED: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss by RoseMarie Terenzio
Take one savvy, Bronx-raised young Italian woman from a blue-collar family and place her at the center of the high-profile life of the most famous young man in America, John F. Kennedy, Jr. The end result is FAIRY TALE INTERRUPTED, a behind-the-scenes look at the last five years of John's life by his publicist, confidante and close friend, RoseMarie Terenzio.
Gallery Books * 9781439187685

THE GIRL’S STILL GOT IT: Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World by Liz Curtis Higgs
Walk with Ruth as she travels from Moab to Bethlehem, certain of her calling, yet uncertain of her future. Hold Naomi’s hand and watch love put the pieces of her broken life back together. And hang out with Boaz, their kinsman-redeemer, who blesses both women and honors God, big time.
WaterBrook Press * 9781578564484

Every first Sunday in June, members of the Moses clan gather for an annual reunion at a sprawling hundred-acre farm in Arkansas. And every year, young preacher Samuel Lake brings his beloved wife and their three children back for the festivities. But just as the reunion is getting under way, tragedy strikes, jolting the family to their core and setting the stage for a summer of crisis and profound change.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780385344098

Gloriously unrepentant Florida serial killer Serge Storms is back --- and he’s finagled his way into becoming a secret agent in Miami. The incomparable Serge takes up spying for the president of a Banana Republic, and now Homeland Security wants to bring him down.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061876936

SIZE 12 AND READY TO ROCK: A Heather Wells Mystery by Meg Cabot
Fischer Hall is filled with teen girls attending the first ever Tania Trace Teen Rock Camp, hosted by pop sensation Tania Trace herself --- who just happens to be newly married to assistant residence hall director Heather Wells’ ex-boyfriend, heartthrob Jordan Cartwright. But the real headache begins when the producer of a reality TV show starring Tania winds up dead…and it's clear that the star was the intended victim.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061734786

A SMALL HOTEL by Robert Olen Butler
Set in contemporary New Orleans but working its way back in time, A SMALL HOTEL chronicles the relationship between Michael and Kelly Hays, who have decided to separate after 24 years of marriage. Rather than go to court on the day they are to finalize their divorce, Kelly drives to the hotel where they fell in love some 25 years earlier, and where she now finds herself about to make a decision that will forever affect her.
Grove Press * 9780802145833

By her early 20s, Sira Quiroga has learned the ropes of her mother’s seamstress business and is engaged to a government clerk. But everything changes when two charismatic men burst into her neatly mapped-out life: an attractive salesman and the father she never knew. Sira leaves her mother and fiancé, following her handsome lover to Morocco, but soon finds herself abandoned, penniless and heartbroken in an exotic land.
Atria Books * 9781451616897

Former getaway driver Charles “Shake” Bouchon has finally realized his dream of owning a restaurant in Belize. Unfortunately, to do so, he has to go deep in debt to a murderous local drug lord named Baby Jesus. Things go from bad to worse quickly when Shake’s restaurant goes up in flames and suddenly he finds himself on the run from Baby Jesus, two freelance assassins, and a beautiful but ferocious FBI agent.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062115287

THE WHITE DEVIL by Justin Evans
When a schoolmate dies mysteriously of a severe pulmonary illness, 17-year-old Andrew Taylor is blamed. Soon he is an outcast, spurned by nearly all his peers. Then a pale, strange boy begins to visit him at night. Either Andrew is losing his mind, or the house legend about his dormitory being haunted is actually true.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780061728280

ZONE ONE by Colson Whitehead
After a pandemic devastates the planet, humanity is mostly divided between the living and the living dead. As survivors attempt to restore Manhattan, Mark Spitz and his civilian squad must confront “malfunctioning” stragglers --- those caught in between the living and the undead.
Anchor * 9780307455178
On Sale the Week of July 16th in Hardcover

July 16th

An aspiring writer, a beautiful fledgling painter, and another would-be novelist become best friends in college. As adults, they reunite as the 3AC --- the Asian American Artists Collective --- until a racially-tinged controversy hits the headlines. Long after the 3AC has disbanded, Eric reflects on these events as he tries to make sense of Joshua’s recent suicide.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393083217

July 17th

CLOSE YOUR EYES by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
The FBI doesn’t usually consult with music therapists, but Kendra Michael has perfected the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory and tactile cues from the world around her. Former FBI agent Adam Kyle is a notorious master manipulator, skillfully handing criminals and colleagues alike. But now he needs Kendra’s help to find her ex, who may have run directly into the path of a serial killer.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312611613

CREOLE BELLE: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke
Tee Jolie Melton, a young woman with a troubled past, visits Dave Robicheaux in a recovery unit in New Orleans and leaves him an iPod with the country blues song “My Creole Belle” on it. Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the vivid memory of Tee Jolie. When he learns that her sister has turned up dead inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf, he believes that putting the evils of the past to rest is more urgent than ever before.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451648133

EARTH UNAWARE: The First Formic War by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto, when its telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system. El Cadavor has a variety of other problems, so worrying about an alien ship doesn’t seem important. But in fact, it’s the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. The first Formic War is about to begin.
Tor Books * 9780765329042

THE FALLEN ANGEL by Daniel Silva
Called on to investigate the death of a beautiful woman in Rome, Gabriel Allon fights against police who have already ruled her death a suicide and the Vatican’s “don’t ask too many questions” rule to uncover the truth. But along the way, he must also penetrate a criminal smuggling network and encounter an old enemy plotting revenge that puts himself and those he holds dear on the razor’s edge of danger.
Harper * 9780062073129

HAVE MOTHER, WILL TRAVEL: A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World by Claire Fontaine and Mia Fontaine
Claire and Mia, a mother-daughter duo, each face a defining moment in their lives, and are determined to transform themselves and their relationship. Claire wants to shed her identity as her daughter’s savior, and Mia needs to get over her role as recovery’s poster child and learn how to navigate the world. To accomplish these goals, the two embark on a 20-city 12-country tour that will include mishaps, mayhem, laughter and unexpected joys.
William Morrow * 9780061688393

LEADER OF THE PACK: An Andy Carpenter Novel by David Rosenfelt
Andy Carpenter is a lawyer who never forgets his clients. So when he gets a phone call from Joey Desimone, a man convicted of murder nine years ago who he always believed was innocent, Andy figures he owes him one. This is how Andy finds himself visiting Joey’s elderly uncle at his rest home. Is it possible that the old man holds the key to Joey’s freedom?
Minotaur Books * 9780312648046

Anna Palmer has just become Lake House’s newest patient upon her husband's recommendation. Lake House is a private asylum for genteel women of a delicate nature, but Anna isn’t crazy and sets out to prove it with the help of some allies. At Lake House, though, no one is quite truly what they appear to be, and Anna finds the line between madness and sanity thinning.
Scribner * 9781451660821

THE SANDCASTLE GIRLS, Chris Bohjalian's 15th book, is a spellbinding tale that travels between Aleppo, Syria, in 1915 and Bronxville, New York, in 2012 --- a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author’s Armenian heritage, a subject his legions of fans have been asking him to write about for years.
Doubleday * 9780385534796

Sunny Mann has masterminded a life for herself and her family in a quiet Virginia town. But when a fender bender on an average day sends her coiffed blonde wig sailing out the window, her secret is exposed. As her facade begins to unravel, we discover the singular world of Sunny, an everywoman searching for the perfect life, and Maxon, an astronaut on his way to colonize the moon.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250007070

STRONG VENGEANCE: A Caitlin Strong Novel by Jon Land
Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong finds herself investigating the murder of the oil-rig crew that had found the wreckage of the Mother Mary, a slave ship that once carried invaluable treasure. The crew uncovered something beneath the surface of the sea that was connected to a terrorist attack about to be launched by a mad American-born cleric who has recruited an army of homegrown terrorists. Caitlin now must find the connection between the secret treasures of the Mother Mary and the terrorists.
Forge Books * 9780765330994

TIGERS IN RED WEATHER by Liza Klaussmann
Nick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sun-bleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha's Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House. However, after the Second World War, their lives start to crack. When Helena's children discover the victim of a brutal murder, it causes everyone's lives to unravel.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316211338

THE TRUST by Norb Vonnegut
When Palmer Kincaid is found dead, the apparent victim of an accidental drowning, stockbroker Grove O’Rourke assumes control over his company. The Palmetto Foundation takes money from philanthropists and funnels their funds into the charities of their wishes. But then O’Rourke receives the shocking news that the funding of a new sex superstore is coming from the most unlikely source: the Catholic Fund.
Minotaur Books * 9781250003898

Gemma Craig has spent her career as a private chef taking care of other people. Everyone relies on her, even while she goes home alone each night and feasts on cereal and quick meals. But when life takes an unexpected turn on a road Gemma always thought was straight and narrow, she must face her past and learn to move in ways she never imagined.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312599096

July 19th

KILL DECISION by Daniel Suarez
Linda McKinney, a myrmecologist, and Odin, a secretive Special Ops soldier, team up to slow the advance of drones programmed to seek, identify and execute targets without human intervention. As forces even McKinney and Odin don’t understand begin to gather, and death rains down from above, it may already be too late to save humankind from destruction at the hands of our own technology.
Dutton Adult * 9780525952619

A Taliban splinter group, Black Crescent, is shooting medical workers, downing helicopters, slaughtering anyone who dares to accept aid. It’s up to Lieutenant Colonel Michael Parson and his Afghan aircrews to try to figure out how to strike back. But they’re short of supplies, men, experience and information --- and meanwhile the terrorists seem to be nowhere…and everywhere.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158469

On Sale the Week of July 16th in Paperback

July 17th

BOND GIRL by Erin Duffy
Alex Garrett has always dreamed of conquering the high-powered world of Wall Street. And though she's prepared to fight her way into an elitist boys' club, she quickly realizes she's in over her head. No matter. She's determined to make it in bond sales at Cromwell Pierce, one of the Street's most esteemed brokerage firms.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062065902

CITY OF SECRETS by Kelli Stanley
In this sequel to the critically-acclaimed CITY OF DRAGONS, Pandora Blake is murdered at San Francisco's 1940 World's Fair and her body marked with an anti-Semitic slur. Miranda Corbie is soon entangled in a web of deceit and betrayal that is only overshadowed by the threat of impending war.
Minotaur Books * 9781250007483

THE GAP YEAR by Sarah Bird
Cam's daughter, Aubrey, has been the center of her life since her husband left to join a cult when Aubrey was a toddler. Aubrey's senior year brought wrenching changes, though. As Cam suffers the resulting disconnection with her daughter, Aubrey also narrates her perspective of the year that changed everything.
Gallery Books * 9781451678765

LETHAL by Sandra Brown
Accused murderer Lee Coburn claims that Honor Gillette's beloved late husband possessed something extremely valuable that places Honor and her four-year-old daughter in grave danger. Coburn has come to their house to retrieve it --- at any cost.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455501496

THE LOST ANGEL by Javier Sierra
In approximately 72 hours, an elusive Middle Eastern terrorist group plans to end the world. Convinced they are the descendants of angels, they believe this act will return them to heaven. Central to their plan is the kidnapping of Martin Faber, an undercover American scientist who holds an extraordinary secret. Martin’s only hope for survival is his young wife, Julia Alvarez --- a woman born with a rare psychic gift.
Atria Books * 9781451632804

LOST MEMORY OF SKIN by Russell Banks
The Kid is a former sex offender trying to make a new life for himself living under a Miami causeway with a group of fellow social miscreants. When a local college professor approaches the Kid and members of his shanty town, things get interesting. The Professor may not be who he claims to be, and his intentions will make the Kid question everything he ever believed in.
Ecco * 9780061857645

REUNION by Lauraine Snelling

Keira Johnson discovers a life-jarring fact her late mother kept hidden all her life. Kiera was born out of wedlock, and the man she had always known as her father had adopted her as an infant. Meanwhile, Keira's niece, Kirsten, has just discovered an unwanted pregnancy. As the family comes together for a reunion, Keira and Kirsten struggle with their fractured pasts and jumbled present.
FaithWords * 9780892969098

THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT: A Raleigh Harmon Novel by Sibella Giorello

After the FBI suspends her for bending its rules, Special Agent Raleigh Harmon is looking for a chance to redeem her career and re-start her life. Being sent undercover to a thoroughbred horse track to see who's fixing the races might just be it. With mere days before the season ends, she races to find out the truth, but this might be more trouble than she bargained for.
Thomas Nelson * 9781595545367

THEM OR US by David Moody
The war that has torn the human race apart is nearing its end. Both Hater and Unchanged alike struggle to survive, and hundreds of Hater fighters have settled on the East Coast in the abandoned remains of a town under the command of Hinchcliffe ---- who will stop at nothing to eradicate the last few Unchanged and consolidate his position at the top of this new world order.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250008381

TIDEWATER INN: The Hope Beach Series, Book 1 by Colleen Coble

Inheriting a beautiful old hotel on the Outer Banks could be a dream come true for Libby. However, this dream come true soon becomes a nightmare when she realizes the only way she can afford the upkeep is to sell it to developers. Worse still, her best friend and business partner has been kidnapped before her eyes, and she is under suspicion for the crime. Can Libby prove her innocence and save the inn? Or will she lose it all?
Thomas Nelson * 9781595547811

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