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February 19, 2013

February 19, 2013

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

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On Sale the Week of February 18th in Hardcover

February 18th

ALEX CROSS, RUN by James Patterson
Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, as well as for his wild "industry parties." After Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees, three beautiful women are brutally murdered. While Alex is feeling the pressure to solve these cases, someone else is investigating him --- someone so obsessed and so twisted that they'll do anything to get the vengeance they require.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316097512

February 19th

ELSEWHENS by Melanie Rawn
Touchstone, the magical theater troupe, continues to build audiences. But Cayden is increasingly troubled by his “elsewhens,” the uncontrolled moments when he is plunged into visions of the possible futures. He fears that his Fae gift will forever taint his friendships, while his friends fear that his increasing distance will destroy him.
Tor Books * 9780765328779

FUSE by Julianna Baggott
To be a Pure is to be perfect, untouched by Detonations that scarred the earth and sheltered inside the paradise that is the Dome. But Partridge escaped to the outside world, where Wretches struggle to survive. Now, at the command of Partridge's father, the Dome is unleashing nightmare after nightmare upon the Wretches in an effort to get him back. To save millions of innocent lives, Partridge must risk his own by returning to the Dome and facing his most terrifying challenge.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455503087

NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY: Stories by Ron Rash
PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash turns again to Appalachia to capture lives haunted by violence and tenderness, hope and fear, in stories that span from the Civil War to the present day. In the title story, two drug-addicted friends return to the farm where they worked as boys to steal their former boss's gruesomely unusual war trophies.
Ecco * 9780062202710

THE SEARCHERS: The Making of an American Legend by Glenn Frankel
In 1836 in East Texas, nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanches. She was raised by the tribe and eventually became the wife of a warrior. Twenty-four years after her capture, she was reclaimed by the U.S. cavalry and the Texas Rangers and restored to her white family, to die in misery and obscurity. Cynthia Ann's story has been told and retold over generations to become a foundational American tale.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781608191055

A well-respected barrister is found dead at a seedy hotel. Is it an unsavory accident or murder? In either case, he was not alone. Detective Inspector Gemma James and her team must find his companion --- a search that takes them into unexpected corners and forces them to contemplate unsettling truths about the weaknesses and passions that lead to murder.
William Morrow * 9780061990632

February 21st

The MacBrides lead a cozy life of upper class privilege, including tuition-free education at the prestigious private school where Rowan is headmaster, an altruistic righteousness inherited from magistrate Lydia. But when Rowan and his three children gather for the first time since Lydia’s passing at the family’s weekend home, years of secrets surface, and they discover in their midst a stranger who is convinced that Lydia was a murderer.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670026722

Movie critic Violet Epps has learned to channel her literary hero, Dorothy Parker. If only she could summon that kind of courage in her personal life. Determined to defeat her social anxiety, Violet visits the Algonquin Hotel, where Parker and other famous writers of the 1920s traded barbs. But she gets more than she bargained for when Parker's feisty spirit rematerializes from an ancient guestbook and hitches a ride onto her life.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159077

THE OFFICE OF MERCY by Ariel Djanikian
Twenty-four-year-old Natasha Wiley lives in America-Five --- a high-tech, underground, utopian settlement where hunger and money do not exist, everyone has a job, and all basic needs are met. But when her mentor and colleague, Jeffrey, selects her to join a special team to venture Outside for the first time, Natasha’s allegiances to home, society and, above all, to Jeffrey are tested.
Viking Adult * 9780670025862
On Sale the Week of February 18th in Paperback

February 19th

DEVIL IN THE GROVE: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King
Gilbert King shines new light on remarkable civil rights crusader Thurgood Marshall, setting his rich and driving narrative against the heroic backdrop of a case that U.S. Supreme Court justice Robert Jackson decried as “one of the best examples of one of the worst menaces to American justice.”
Harper Perennial * 9780061792267

SENT: How One Ordinary Family Traded the American Dream for God's Greater Purpose by Hilary Alan
SENT tells the story of ordinary Christians who accepted two words from Jesus at face value and found that doing so changed everything. In Jesus’s call to “follow me,” Hilary Alan and her husband, Curt, discovered answers to the most pressing human needs: meaning, purpose, vocation, significance, and God’s plan for the future.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307731579

SO PRETTY IT HURTS: A Bailey Weggins Mystery by Kate White
True-crime journalist and sassy amateur sleuth Bailey Weggins has scarcely begun her hard-earned weekend getaway when something comes up: a dead body, belonging to one of the world’s most glamorous supermodels. Now Bailey is trapped at an upstate New York home amidst the glitterati --- and any one of them could be a murderer.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062196910

UPSIDE-DOWN PRAYERS FOR PARENTS: Thirty-One Daring Devotions for Entrusting Your Child --- and Yourself --- to God by Lisa T. Bergren
It’s our instinct as parents to shield our children from harm. But our true responsibility is to raise children equipped to live well for God even in the midst of struggle. UPSIDE-DOWN PRAYERS FOR PARENTS encourages us to pray for our children in ways we may never have before. By turning our prayers “upside down,” we not only learn to release our children to the care of God alone, we also uncover how our own desires need to be submitted to God’s will.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307955838
On Sale the Week of February 25th in Hardcover

February 26th

ANGEL'S GATE: A Shortcut Man Novel by p.g. sturges
Dick Henry --- aka the Shortcut Man --- becomes involved in a case featuring aging movie mogul Howard Hogue, who keeps a stable of young starlets available for his highly ritualized attentions. After Hogue’s star director assaults one of these women in a drug-fueled romp, Henry is drawn into a deeper mystery from years past involving a mysterious death on a boat and a missing screenplay written by what appears to be a homeless man.
Scribner * 9781476712970

BAD BLOOD: A Kate Shugak Novel by Dana Stabenow
A Kuskulana man is accused of murdering a young Kushtaka ne'er-do-well. But when the suspect disappears, members of both tribes refuse to speak to Sergeant Jim Chopin. When a second murder that looks suspiciously like payback occurs, Jim has no choice but to call in Kate Shugak for help. This time, though, her Park relationships may not be enough to sort out the truth hidden in the tales of tragedy and revenge.
Minotaur Books * 9780312550653

When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife, Mary, must work together to make his final days as comfortable as possible. Their daughter, Lorraine, hastens back from Denver to help look after him. Her devotion softens the bitter absence of their estranged son, Frank, but this cannot be willed away and remains a palpable presence for all three of them.
Knopf * 9780307959881

On Manhattan's Upper East Side, a woman named Marta lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. When someone steals the files out of Marta's office, Eve must immerse herself in her billionaire husband Roarke's world of big business to figure out who's cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158827

DREAMS AND SHADOWS by C. Robert Cargill
Something is missing from Ewan and Colby’s lives. Residing in the corners of their memories is their time in Limestone Kingdom, a realm filled with magic and mystery, a world where only some may travel amongst the menagerie of mystical souls and sinister demons.
Harper Voyager * 9780062190420

EIGHTY DAYS: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman
On November 14, 1889, reporter Nellie Bly left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day --- and heading in the opposite direction by train --- was journalist Elizabeth Bisland. Each woman was determined to circle the globe in less than 80 days. The dramatic race that ensued would change both competitors’ lives forever.
Ballantine Books * 9780345527264

GODS AND BEASTS by Denise Mina
A lone robber bursts into a busy Glasgow post office carrying an AK-47. An elderly man helps the gunman fill bags with cash, and is then murdered. DS Alex Morrow arrives on the scene. None of the employees can be linked to the gunman, and the grandfather is above reproach. As Morrow searches for the killer, it becomes chillingly clear that her involvement will go deeper than she ever could have imagined.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316188524

RED VELVET CUPCAKE MURDER: A Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes! by Joanne Fluke
Doctor Bev is trying to stir things up with her old flame Norman, who has reunited with Hannah Swensen. Just as Hannah's patience with Bev runs thin, her rival is found dead at the bottom of Miller's Pond. To everyone's shock, Hannah is now the target of a murder investigation --- and she's feeling the heat in a way she never has before.
Kensington * 9780758280343

Sage Singer becomes friends with an old man who’s particularly beloved in her community after they strike up a conversation at the bakery where she works. Josef Weber is everyone’s favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. When a shocked Sage refuses, he then tells her he deserves to die. Once he reveals his secret, Sage wonders if he’s right.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781439102763

WITH OR WITHOUT YOU: A Memoir by Domenica Ruta
Domenica Ruta grew up with her mother, a drug dealer and user who raised Domenica on a steady diet of Oxycontin. She knew she was far smarter and worse dressed than everyone else she knew, but found solace in writing and reading. As her mother's behavior grew increasingly outrageous and her home life increasingly untenable, Domenica fled her hometown only to become ensnared by the demons of addiction.
Spiegel & Grau * 9780812993240
On Sale the Week of February 25th in Paperback

February 26th

11th HOUR by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Lindsay Boxer is pregnant at last, but her work doesn't slow for a second. When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, she discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals, and it was taken from her own department's evidence locker.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446571821

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.
Harper * 9780061656033

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 Griffin * 9781250023292

DEFENDING JACOB by William Landay
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son Jacob. But when a crime shatters their New England town, Andy is shocked to learn that Jacob is charged with the murder of a fellow student.
Dell * 9780440246138

ENCHANTMENTS by Kathryn Harrison
Masha, the daughter of the Mad Monk Rasputin, and her sister come under the protection of the tsar to keep them safe during the Bolshevik Revolution. While at the palace, Masha and the young tsarevich, Aloysha, begin a relationship that will take them far away from their tedious days at the palace under the watchful eye of their guards.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812973778

GARDEN OF STONES by Sophie Littlefield
Lucy Takeda is just 14 years old when the bombs rain down on Pearl Harbor. Within weeks, she and her mother, Miyako, are taken to the Manzanar prison camp, where they must endure its harsh living conditions. Corruption and abuse creep into every corner of Manzanar, eventually ensnaring Miyako. Ruined and unwilling to surrender her daughter to the same fate, Miyako soon breaks. Her final act of desperation will stay with Lucy forever...and spur her to sins of her own.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778313526

A GIFT FOR MY SISTER by Ann Pearlman
Tara and Sky share a mother, but aside from that, they seem to differ in almost every way. When a series of tragedies strikes, they must somehow come together in the face of heartbreak, dashed hopes, and demons of the past. The journey they embark on forces each woman to take a walk in the other’s shoes and examine what sisterhood really means to them.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781439159507

HEART OF ICE: A Louis Kincaid Novel by P. J. Parrish
Louis Kincaid’s vacation with his 10-year-old daughter is cut short when Lily takes a fall onto a pile of old bones in an abandoned hunting lodge. His reluctance to take on the case grows when he discovers that the state investigator is Norm Rafsky, who had worked with Louis’s girlfriend Joe Frye 15 years ago. When Joe returns to the island to help, she and Louis must confront the simmering tension between her and Rafsky, and yet stay focused on finding a dangerous killer who still may be in the area.
Pocket Books * 9781439189375

THE LAST STORYTELLER: A Novel of Ireland by Frank Delaney
In the 1950s, amid the violent unrest in Ireland, men with the gift of storytelling walked the land, knocking on doors of strangers to bless their homes with legends and lore. Ben MacCarthy has gathered stories for decades, as he has searched for his missing wife, Venetia Kelly. Now it’s time for him to give back those stories, among them his life’s own.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812979756

LEFTY: An American Odyssey by Vernona Gomez and Lawrence Goldstone
Born to a small-town California ranching family, Vernon “Lefty” Gomez rode his powerful arm and jocular personality right across America to the dugout of the New York Yankees. Lefty baffled hitters with his blazing fastball, establishing himself as the team’s ace. Now his daughter and co-author Lawrence Goldstone vividly re-create the life and adventures of the irreverent southpaw.
Ballantine Books * 9780345526496

LOVE IS MURDER edited by Sandra Brown
Prepare for heart-racing suspense in this original collection by 30 of the hottest bestselling authors and new voices writing romantic suspense today. Bodyguards, vigilantes, stalkers, serial killers, women (and men!) in jeopardy, cops, thieves, P.I.s, killers --- these all-new stories will keep you thrilled and chilled late into the night.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778314370

MY CROSS TO BEAR by Gregg Allman
As one of the greatest rock icons of all time, Gregg Allman has lived it all and then some. Now he tells the unflinching story of his life, offering the definitive account of the legendary Allman Brothers Band. From run-ins with the law to meeting girls on the road to experimenting with drugs, Gregg holds nothing back, while also speaking, for the first time, about the painful deaths of his brother, Duane, and bassist Berry Oakley.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062112057

POTBOILER by Jesse Kellerman
Arthur Pfefferkorn is a middle-aged college professor with long-dead literary aspirations. When his oldest friend, bestselling thriller writer William de Vallèe, is lost at sea, Pfefferkorn is torn between envy and grief, for de Vallèe not only outshone him professionally, but married the woman he also loved. Pfefferkorn's decision to reconnect with de Vallèe’s widow plunges him into a shadowy realm of double crosses and intrigue.
Jove * 9780515153026

Conceived in love and possibility, Bonaventure Arrow didn't make a peep when he was born, and the doctor nearly took him for dead. No one knows that Bonaventure's silence is filled with resonance --- a miraculous gift of rarified hearing that encompasses the Universe of Every Single Sound. With the help of a Creole housekeeper endowed with her own special gifts, Bonaventure will find the key to long-buried mysteries and soothe a chorus of family secrets clamoring to be healed.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062113764

THE TAKER by Alma Katsu
A woman covered in blood with no obvious injuries is brought into the emergency room of a small hospital in Maine. Believing she may be in shock, the on-call doctor keeps her for observation. When she begins to tell the doctor about her life, it makes him wonder if what he’s hearing is true or an incredible tale woven by a potential murderer.
Pocket Books * 9781451676457

THE THIRD GATE by Lincoln Child
An archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh in the Sudd, a nearly impassable swamp in northern Sudan. They find what is believed to be the god-king Narmer's tomb and hope to find within it his legendary crown, which supposedly possessed awesome powers. A series of inexplicable occurrences are causing people to fear a curse, and it is up to Professor Jeremy Logan to answer the questions being raised with the alarm.
Anchor * 9780307473745

AN UNQUENCHABLE THIRST: A Memoir by Mary Johnson
During her 20 years with the Missionaries of Charity, Sister Donata (as Mary Johnson was known) grappled with her faith, her sexuality, the politics of the order, and her complicated relationship with Mother Teresa. Eventually, she left the church to find her own path --- one that led to love and herself.
Spiegel & Grau * 9780385527484

WARDS OF FAERIE: The Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks
The Four Lands hang in the balance between science and magic as subversive elements take up arms against the Druid Council. Humans and their allies have developed dangerous weapons using the forbidden secrets of science that long ago destroyed the world. Then a clue to four sets of precious Elfstones is discovered. Their magic has been missing for thousands of years. If it can be regained, the balance of power may shift once again....
Del Rey * 9780345523488

WILD THING by Josh Bazell
WILD THING finds Dr. Pietro Brnwa as a cruise ship doctor under an assumed name. So when a reclusive billionaire offers him a job accompanying a sexy but self-destructive paleontologist on the world's worst field assignment, Pietro reluctantly agrees. And that means an army of murderers, mobsters and international drug dealers --- not to mention the occasional lake monster --- are about to have a serious Pietro Brnwa problem.
Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books * 9780316032209

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