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March 5, 2013

March 5, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of March 4th and March 11th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of March 4th in Hardcover

March 4th

On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless marriage or follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, obituary writer Vivien Lowe is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. The surprising connection between Claire and Vivien will change the life of one of them in unexpected and extraordinary ways.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393081428

March 5th

THE ACCURSED by Joyce Carol Oates
Princeton, New Jersey, at the turn of the 20th century: a tranquil place to raise a family, a genteel town for genteel souls. But something dark and dangerous lurks at the edges of the town, corrupting and infecting its residents. A young bride on the verge of the altar is seduced and abducted by a shape-shifting, vaguely European prince who might just be the devil. When the bride's brother sets out against all odds to find her, his path will cross those of Princeton's most formidable people.
Ecco * 9780062231703

BANISHED: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church by Lauren Drain with Lisa Pulitzer
The Westboro Baptist Church is infamous for their pickets, protesting at events such as the funerals of soldiers and the nine-year-old victim of the recent Tucson shooting. Since no organized religion will claim affiliation with the WBC, it is perhaps more accurate to think of them as a cult. Lauren Drain was thrust into that cult at the age of 15, and then spat back out again seven years later. BANISHED is the first look inside the organization, as well as a fascinating story of adaptation and perseverance.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455512423

BEAUTIFUL NATE: A Memoir of a Family's Love, a Life Lost, and Heaven's Promises by Dennis Mansfield
A leader in the evangelical public policy arena, Dennis Mansfield was a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2000 when he learned of his oldest son’s drug use. Though Dennis and his wife, Susan, turned their attention to helping drug addicts and their families, they were powerless to stop the death of their own son in 2009 at the age of 27. BEAUTIFUL NATE lucidly recounts these difficult years while painting a picture of what did and did not work in raising a child within the evangelical framework.
Howard Books * 9781451678512

BORN ON A MOUNTAINTOP: On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier by Bob Thompson
In the road-trip tradition of Sarah Vowell and Tony Horwitz, Bob Thompson follows Davy Crockett's footsteps from the Tennessee river valley where he was born, to Washington, where he served three terms in Congress, and on to Texas and the gates of the Alamo, seeking out those who know, love and are still willing to fight over Davy's life and legacy.
Crown * 9780307720894

THE BOYFRIEND by Thomas Perry
Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the case. It turns out the victim is just one of several young female escorts killed in different cities in the exact same way. Till must risk his life to find a seductive and ruthless killer whose murderous spree masks a far deadlier agenda.
Mysterious Press * 9780802126061

THE CHANCE by Karen Kingsbury
The day before a teenage Ellie moved from Georgia to California, she and her best friend Nolan sat beneath the Spanish moss of an ancient oak tree where they wrote letters to each other and buried them in a rusty old metal box. The plan was to return 11 years later, dig the box up, and read the letters. But now, as that date approaches, much has changed.
Howard Books * 9781451647037

Israel has successfully launched a first strike on Iran, taking out all of their nuclear sites and six of their nuclear warheads --- and causing The Twelfth Imam to order a full-scale retaliation. In danger not only from the ongoing missile strikes on Iran but also from the increasingly hostile and suspicious governments of multiple countries, CIA operative David Shirazi and his team are in a race against time to find the remaining nuclear warheads before disaster strikes.
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. * 9781414319704

DAYS LIKE THESE: Even In The Darkest Moments, Light Can Shine Through by Kristian and Rachel Anderson
In DAYS LIKE THESE, Kristian Anderson shares his valiant fight with cancer. In his own words, Kristian leaves a powerful legacy for his wife Rachel, his two little boys, and the rest of the world, with an inspiring and faith-filled story of hope and the ultimate truth that light can shine through even in the darkest moments.
Zondervan * 9780310325833

DEEP DOWN by Deborah Coates
Now that she has solved her sister's murder, Hallie Michaels has left the army and isn't sure what to do next. Her relationship with deputy Boyd Davies is tentative, there's still distance between her and her father, and she needs a job. The good news is, she hasn't seen a ghost in weeks. All that changes when she gets a call asking her to help an elderly neighbor who is being stalked by black dogs, creatures from the underworld that are harbingers of death.
Tor Books * 9780765329004

One afternoon, Professor David Ullman is visited by a strikingly thin woman who offers him an invitation: travel to Venice, Italy, witness a “phenomenon,” and offer his professional opinion, in return for an extravagant sum of money. What happens in Venice will send David on an unimaginable journey from skeptic to true believer, as he opens himself up to the possibility that demons really do exist.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451697414

ELDERS by Ryan McIlvain
For nearly two years, American Elder McLeod has spent his days in Brazil studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon. His new partner is Elder Passos, a Brazilian who found salvation and solace in the church after his mother’s early death. When a beautiful woman and her husband offer the missionaries a chance to be heard and put all of their practice to good use, they must confront their own long-held beliefs and doubts, and the simmering tensions at the heart of their friendship.
Hogarth * 9780307955692

THE END OF THE POINT by Elizabeth Graver
Ashaunt Point has provided sanctuary and anchored life for generations of the Porter family. But in 1942, the U.S. Army arrives on the Point, bringing havoc and change. As the decades pass, Helen and then her son Charlie return to the Point, seeking refuge from the chaos of rapidly changing times. But Ashaunt is not entirely removed from events unfolding beyond its borders, and neither Charlie nor his mother can escape the long shadow of history.
Harper * 9780062184849

THE FAMILY WAY: A Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen
When a trip to the post office brings a letter addressed to her old detective agency asking her to locate a missing Irish serving maid, Molly Murphy (now Molly Sullivan) figures it couldn’t hurt to at least ask around. On the same day, Molly learns that five babies have been kidnapped in the past month. What she uncovers will lead her on a terrifying journey through all levels of society, putting her life --- and that of her baby --- in danger.
Minotaur Books * 9781250011633

FINDING MOOSEWOOD, FINDING GOD: What Happened When a TV Newsman Abandoned His Career for Life on an Island by Jack Perkins
For 25 years, millions of Americans watched Jack Perkins on NBC News as a correspondent, commentator and anchorman. Yet at the age of 52 and at the height of his career, Jack disappeared from the public eye and moved with his wife, Mary Jo, to a bare-necessities cabin on an uninhabited island off the coast of Maine. This isolated home they came to call Moosewood was the setting for Jack and Mary Jo’s spiritual awakening.
Zondervan * 9780310318255

THE FUN PARTS: Stories by Sam Lipsyte
A boy eats his way to self-discovery while another must battle the reality-brandishing monster preying on his fantasy realm. Meanwhile, an aerobics instructor, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, makes the most shocking leap imaginable to save her soul. These are just a few of the stories that unfold in Sam Lipsyte’s richly imagined world.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374298906

GHANA MUST GO by Taiye Selasi
Kweku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of Kweku’s death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before. GHANA MUST GO is their story, and a testament to the transformative power of unconditional love.
The Penguin Press * 9781594204494

THE GOOD COP by Brad Parks
Reporter Carter Ross heads off to interview the widow of a cop who allegedly committed suicide. But Carter can’t understand why a man with a job he loved, a beautiful wife and adorable children would suddenly kill himself. And when his widow makes a public statement to the same effect and Carter’s calls to the police and the morgue are repeatedly blocked, it's clear someone knows more than he's saying about the cop's death.
Minotaur Books * 9781250005526

HER: A Memoir by Christa Parravani
Christa Parravani and her identical twin, Cara, were linked by a bond that went beyond sisterhood or friendship. But haunted by childhood experiences with father figures and further damaged by being raped as a young adult, Cara descended into depression, drugs and a shocking early death. A few years later, Christa read that when an identical twin dies, 50 percent of the time the surviving twin dies within two years. First, Christa fought to stop her sister's downward spiral; suddenly, she was struggling to keep herself alive.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805096538

Mohsin Hamid’s third novel follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594487293

JACOB'S FOLLY by Rebecca Miller
In 18th-century Paris, Jacob Cerf is a Jew, a peddler of knives, saltcellars and snuffboxes. Despite a disastrous teenage marriage, he is determined to raise himself up in life. More than 200 years later, Jacob is amazed to find himself reincarnated as a fly in the Long Island suburbs of 21st-century America. Thanks to his arrival, the lives of a reliable volunteer fireman and a young Orthodox Jewish woman nursing a secret ambition will never be the same.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374178543

LADY AT THE O.K. CORRAL: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp by Ann Kirschner
For nearly 50 years, she lived with the most famous lawman of the Old West. Yet Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp has nearly been erased from Western lore. In this definitive biography, Ann Kirschner brings Josephine out of the shadows of history to tell her full story --- a spirited tale of ambition, adventure, self-invention and romance reflective of America itself, from the post–Civil War years to World War II.
Harper * 9780061864506

Kate has just graduated from Yale and is eager to pursue her dreams as a fledgling painter. When she receives a job offer to work as the assistant to Lydia Schell, a famous American photographer in Paris, she immediately accepts. As Kate rediscovers Paris and her roots there, while trying to fit into Lydia’s glamorous and complicated family, she begins to question the kindness of the people to whom she is so drawn as well as her own motives for wanting them to love her.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451655032

THE MAPMAKER'S WAR: A Legend by Ronlyn Domingue
In an ancient time, in a faraway land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdom’s mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. Traveling beyond its borders, she finds a secretive people who live in peace, among great wealth. They claim to protect a mythic treasure, one connected to the creation of the world. When Aoife reports their existence to her kingdom, the community is targeted as a threat.
Atria Books * 9781451688887

MURDER BELOW MONTPARNASSE: An Aimee Leduc Investigation by Cara Black
Yuri Volodya, a mysterious old Russian man, hires Aimée Leduc to protect a painting. By the time she gets to his Montparnasse atelier, the precious painting has already been stolen. The next day, Yuri is found tortured to death. Some very dangerous people are threatening Aimée and her co-workers, and witnesses are dropping like flies. Now Aimée has to find the painting, stop her attackers, and figure out what her long-missing mother has to do with all this.
Soho Crime * 9781616952150

NIGHT MOVES: A Doc Ford Novel by Randy Wayne White
While trying to solve one of Florida’s most profound secrets, Doc Ford is the target of a murder attempt by someone who wants to make it look like an accident. Or is the target actually his friend, Tomlinson? What their small family of friends don’t know is that their secret pasts make it impossible for the two of them to go to the law for help. There is an assassin on the loose, and it is up to them to find the killer --- before he (or she) finishes the job.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158124

OUT OF ORDER: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court by Sandra Day O'Connor
The road to today's modern court, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor writes, was one fraught with change, upheaval and contingency for most of our nation's history. So much of what we take for granted was once steeped in uncertainty. Here, Justice O'Connor sheds light on the people and transformations that took us from John Jay to John Roberts, from an erratic young court to the incredible institution that endures today.
Random House * 9780812993929

THE ROMANOV CROSS by Robert Masello
Nearly 100 years ago, a desperate young woman crawled ashore on a desolate arctic island, carrying a terrible secret and a mysterious, emerald-encrusted cross. A century later, acts of man, nature and history converge on that same forbidding shore with a power sufficient to shatter civilization as we know it.
Bantam * 9780553807806

SECOND CHANCES: More Stories of Grace by Max Lucado
We humans are prone to failure. We’re experts at muddying, mixing and messing up our lives. Who among us hasn’t looked up from the bottom of a pit and realized he dug it himself? Who hasn’t fallen so far, messed up so badly that she thought there was no hope? And it’s at these low points that we crave reminders that there’s hope for the broken. No reminder is quite as poignant as a story of second chances.
Thomas Nelson * 9780849948558

SILENCED by Kristina Ohlsson
A teenage girl was assaulted and raped on a midsummer’s eve 15 years ago. Cut to present: a man is killed in a hit and run. He has no identification on him and is not reported missing. The same day, a priest and his wife are found dead in an apparent suicide. Fredrika Bergman and her colleagues are assigned to all three of the seemingly unrelated cases. What is the thread of evil that connects them all?
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781439198902

THE STRIKER: An Isaac Bell Adventure by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think that something else is going on. Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known.
Putnam Adult * 9780399161773

When Veronica Reed wakes up one frigid January morning, two things are “off” --- she has had a good night’s sleep, which hasn’t happened in months, and both her husband and her baby are gone. Grateful for the much-needed rest, Veronica doesn’t seriously question her husband’s trip out to breakfast with baby Clara. Little does she know, her spouse has fled lower Manhattan, with Clara, for some R&R in the Caribbean.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805096620

March 7th

ASTONISHED: A Story of Evil, Blessings, Grace, and Solace by Beverly Donofrio
Beverly Donofrio had already lived two lives --- first as a scrappy young mother on the streets of the East Village and later as a bestselling author. Now, even though she was living in a vibrant, picturesque Mexican town, where she practiced yoga, drank margaritas in her backyard, and took salsa lessons, she felt lost and was searching for monasteries to visit. Then one night she woke to find a rapist holding a knife to her throat.
Viking Adult * 9780670025756

HONOR by Elif Shafak
Internationally bestselling Turkish author Elif Shafak's new novel is a dramatic tale of families, love and misunderstandings that follows the destinies of twin sisters born in a Kurdish village. While Jamila stays to become a midwife, Pembe follows her Turkish husband, Adem, to London, where they hope to make new lives for themselves and their children. In London, they face a choice: stay loyal to the old traditions or try their best to fit in.
Viking Adult * 9780670784837

MARY COIN by Marisa Silver
In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of a road in Central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting the migrant laborers who have taken to America’s farms in search of work. Little personal information is exchanged, and neither woman has any way of knowing that they have produced what will become the most iconic image of the Great Depression.
Blue Rider Press * 9780399160707

Like all mothers, Emily Rapp had ambitious plans for her first and only child, Ronan. But that all changed when Ronan was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs disease, a rare and always-fatal degenerative disorder. Rapp and her husband were forced to re-evaluate everything they thought they knew about parenting. THE STILL POINT OF THE TURNING WORLD is the story of a mother’s journey through grief and beyond it.
The Penguin Press * 9781594205125

TELLING THE BEES by Peggy Hesketh
Albert Honig’s most constant companions have always been his bees. Deeply acquainted with the workings of the hives, Albert is less versed in the ways of people, especially his friend Claire, whose presence and absence in his life have never been reconciled. When Claire is killed in a seemingly senseless accident during a burglary gone wrong, Albert is haunted by the loss, and by the secrets and silence that hovered between them for so long.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159053
On Sale the Week of March 4th in Paperback

March 5th

BILL VEECK: Baseball's Greatest Maverick by Paul Dickson
Relying on primary sources, including more than a hundred interviews, Paul Dickson has crafted a richly detailed portrait of an American original: baseball impresario and innovator, independent spirit and unflinching advocate of racial equality, Bill Veeck.
Walker & Company * 9780802778307

BLUE MONDAY by Nicci French
The abduction of a five-year-old boy 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.
Penguin Books * 9780143122722

DEAD SCARED by S. J. Bolton
When a rash of suicides tears through Cambridge University, DI Mark Joesbury recruits DC Lacey Flint to go undercover as a student to investigate. Although each student’s death appears to be a suicide, the psychological histories, social networks and online activities of the students involved share remarkable similarities, and the London police are not convinced that the victims acted alone.
Minotaur Books * 9781250022561

DRIVING MR. YOGI: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift by Harvey Araton
DRIVING MR. YOGI is the story of how a unique friendship between a pitcher and catcher is renewed every year. It started in 1999, when Berra was reunited with the Yankees after a long self-exile, the result of being unceremoniously fired by George Steinbrenner 14 years before. A reconciliation meant Berra would attend spring training again, and Guidry befriended “Mr. Yogi” instantly.
Mariner Books * 9780544002272

FORCE OF NATURE: A Joe Pickett Novel by C. J. Box
In 1995, Nate Romanowski was in a secret Special Forces unit abroad when a colleague did something terrible. Now high up in the government, the man is determined to eliminate anyone who knows about it, and Nate knows exactly how he'll do it --- by striking at Nate's friends to draw him out.
Berkley * 9780425250655

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 Trade * 9781594486524

Although the community half-suspects the Gilly sisters might be witches, it doesn't stop Whit Turner, the town's wealthiest bachelor, from forcing his way into their lives and marrying Claire. Years later, estranged from her family, Claire finds herself thrust back onto the farm with the last person she would have chosen: her husband's pregnant mistress.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446557290

THE GODS OF GOTHAM by Lyndsay Faye
In 1845, three events converge at a pivotal time for New York City. A deadly fire destroys much of downtown; thousands of Irish Catholics arrive in New York to escape the potato famine; and after years of resistance, a New York City Police Department is formed, creating an army of copper stars.
Berkley Trade * 9780425261255

GOSSIP by Beth Gutcheon
Beth Gutcheon’s latest novel is a tale of intimacy and betrayal, trust and fidelity, friendship, competition and motherhood that explores the myriad ways we use and abuse "information" about others --- be it true, false, or imagined --- to sustain, and occasionally destroy, one another.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061931437

THE GREAT NORTHERN EXPRESS: A Writer's Journey Home by Howard Frank Mosher
Faced with a diagnosis of prostate cancer at age 64, novelist Howard Frank Mosher embarked on a 20,000-mile book promotion tour that took him to some 150 independent bookstores. In this memoir he recounts that journey, as well as one back to the roots of his writing career.
Broadway * 9780307450708

If a bullied, naive, obsessively religious little girl had the power to produce miracles, what might happen? In THE LAND OF DECORATION, Grace McCleen’s debut novel, a 10-year-old believes there is a certain power and magic --- akin to that of The Creator --- in her self-built replica of mankind.
Picador * 9781250024077

THE LIMPOPO ACADEMY OF PRIVATE DETECTION: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (13) by Alexander McCall Smith
Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a repeated dream: a vision of a tall, strange man who waits for her beneath an acacia tree. But she’s far too busy to worry about it. Mma Potokwane has been dismissed from her post as matron at the orphan farm. Can the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency help restore the beloved matron to her rightful position?
Anchor * 9780307472991

NORUMBEGA PARK by Anthony Giardina
Richie Palumbo, the most ordinary of men, gets lost one night in 1969 while driving with his family. He finds himself in Norumbega --- a gorgeous, hidden town on the far edges of Boston’s western suburbs. He sees a venerable old house and, without quite knowing why, decides that he must have it. Richie’s wild dream sets his family on a 40-year odyssey in which they confront class and parental dreams, sex and spirituality, and the way that hopes conflict with reality.
Picador * 9781250024091

Jill Smolinski, author of THE NEXT THING ON MY LIST, has written a humorous and heartfelt novel about a personal organizer who must somehow convince a reclusive artist to give up her hoarding ways and let go of the stuff she’s hung on to for decades.
Touchstone * 9781451660777

THE ORCHARDIST by Amanda Coplin
At the turn of the 20th century, reclusive orchardist William Talmadge tends to apples and apricots as if they were loved ones. One day, two teenage girls appear and steal his fruit from the market; they later return to see the man who gave them no chase and end up indulging in his deep reservoir of compassion. But just as they begin to trust him, men arrive in the orchard with guns, leading to a shattering tragedy.
Harper Perennial * 9780062188519

THE ROAD TO GRACE by Richard Paul Evans
Alan Christoffersen, a loving husband and successful advertising executive, has lost his wife, business, home and car. To escape his heartbreaking situation, he decides to walk from Seattle to Key West. As he travels from South Dakota to St. Louis, he crosses unfamiliar landscape on his quest for healing.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451628289

THE ROCK STAR IN SEAT 3A by Jill Kargman
The night before her flight, Hazel’s boyfriend gave her a free pass if she ever met rock star Finn Schiller, her idol. She never would have thought the very next day the rock god would be sitting next to her on the plane. Now, when fantasy becomes real attraction, Hazel must decide what she wants.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062007223

STILL: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren F. Winner
In STILL, Lauren Winner describes how experiences of loss and failure unexpectedly slam her into a wall of doubt and spiritual despair. She explores why --- in the midst of the overwhelming anxiety, loneliness and boredom of her deepest questioning about where (or if) God is --- the Christian story still explains who she is better than any other story she’s ever known.
HarperOne * 9780061768286

After Prudence’s desperate marriage and move to Devonshire, sisters Rowena and Victoria fear they have lost their beloved friend forever. Guilt-ridden and remorseful, Rowena seeks comfort from a daring flyboy and embraces the most dangerous activity the world has ever seen, and Victoria defies her family and her illness to make her own dream occupation as a botanist come true.
Gallery Books * 9781451699050

THE THIEF: An Isaac Bell Adventure by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency's intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the second time. What are they holding that is so precious? Only something that will revolutionize business and popular culture --- and perhaps something more.
Berkley * 9780425259290

These eight new stories from the celebrated novelist and short-story writer Nathan Englander address such topics as marriage, parenting, sexual intimacy and suffering, all set against various backdrops such as the Holocaust and Israel’s settlements from the eve of the Yom Kippur War through the present.
Vintage * 9780307949608
On Sale the Week of March 11th in Hardcover

March 11th

Fifteen-year-old Yoshi Kobayashi, daughter of an ardent expansionist and a mother with a haunting past, is on her way home on a March night when American bombers shower her city with napalm --- an attack that leaves 100,000 dead within hours and half the city in ashen ruins. In the days that follow, Yoshi’s old life will blur beyond recognition, leading her to a new world marked by destruction and shaped by those considered the enemy.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393071573

LEAN IN: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. In LEAN IN, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.
Knopf * 9780385349949

March 12th

THE ANDALUCIAN FRIEND by Alexander Söderberg
When Sophie Brinkmann --- nurse, widow, single mother --- meets Hector Guzman, her life is uneventful. She likes his quiet charm and easy smile, not to mention the way he welcomes her into his family. She quickly learns, though, that his smooth façade masks something much more sinister. Now she must summon everything within her to navigate an intricate web of moral ambiguity, deadly obsession, and craven gamesmanship.
Crown * 9780770436056

BLOODFIRE QUEST: The Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks
Long ago, many dangerous creatures were locked behind a magical barrier, bringing peace and prosperity to the land. But now those barriers are eroding, and generations of embittered prisoners are about to escape. War seems inevitable...unless a few brave souls can stem the tide. While some venture into the forbidden lands, others must undertake a perilous quest, the success of which will mean the death of a young girl, but whose failure will have unimaginable consequences.
Del Rey * 9780345523501

BREAKING POINT: A Joe Pickett Novel by C. J. Box
Butch Roberson, a hardworking, upright local business owner, is accused of murdering two EPA employees. As the manhunt organized itself, Joe heard about the tract of land Butch and his wife had bought to build their retirement home on, until the EPA declared it a wetland. It was an awful story. But was it the whole story? The more Joe looks into it, the more he finds himself in the middle of a war he never expected and never wanted.
Putnam Adult * 9780399160752

A LITTLE FOLLY by Jude Morgan
When their domineering father dies, Valentine throws open their Devonshire estate of Pennacombe to their fashionable cousins from London. Soon, the temptations of Regency London beckon, including the beautiful, scandalous and very married Lady Harriet Eversholt, with whom Valentine becomes dangerously involved. Meanwhile, Louisa finds that freedom of choice is as daunting as it is exciting. Will the opportunity to indulge in a little folly lead to fulfillment --- or disaster?
St. Martin's Press * 9781250022271

MARGARET FULLER: A New American Life by Megan Marshall
From an early age, Margaret Fuller provoked and dazzled New England’s intellectual elite. Her famous Conversations changed women’s sense of how they could think and live; her editorship of the Transcendentalist literary journal The Dial shaped American Romanticism. Megan Marshall tells the story of how Fuller, who was tired of Boston, accepted Horace Greeley’s offer to be the New-York Tribune’s front-page columnist.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547195605

MIDDLE C by William H. Gass
William H. Gass’s new novel moves from World War II Europe to a small town in postwar Ohio. In a series of variations, Gass gives us a mosaic of a life --- futile, comic, anarchic --- arranged in an array of vocabularies, altered rhythms, forms and tones, and broken pieces with music as both theme and structure, set in the key of middle C.
Knopf * 9780307701633

NOSE by James Conaway
During a routine tasting in advance of his eponymous publication’s new issue, wine critic Clyde Craven-Jones blindly samples a selection of Cabernets. To his confounded delight, he discovers one bottle worthy of his highest score, an accolade he’s never before awarded. But no one seems to know how it appeared on his doorstep, which is a problem for a critic who’s supposed to know everything. Thus an investigation into the mystery Cabernet commences.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250006844

When Brigid Quinn retired early from the FBI, she thought she could put all her horrible memories of hunting sexual predators behind her. Wanting nothing more than a quiet life with her new husband and their dogs, she moves to Tucson and begins to settle in. However, when Floyd Lynch confesses to the worst of her unsolved crimes and the new FBI agent on the case thinks the confession is fake, Brigid is pulled back into the world she thought she left behind.
Minotaur Books * 9780312622947

SISTER MINE by Nalo Hopkinson
As the only one in the family without magic, Makeda has decided to move out on her own and make a life for herself among the claypicken humans. But when her father goes missing, Makeda will have to find her own power --- and reconcile with her twin sister, Abby --- if she's to have a hope of saving him.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446576925

SON OF A GAMBLING MAN: My Journey from a Casino Family to the Governor's Mansion by Bob Miller
SON OF A GAMBLING MAN is a memoir of growing up in mob-run Sin City from a casino heir-turned-governor who’s seen two sides of every coin. When Bob Miller arrived in Las Vegas as a boy, it was a small, dusty city. His father was a tough guy --- though a good family man --- who had operated on both sides of the law on some of the meaner streets of industrial Chicago. As Bob grew up, so did Vegas, now a “town” of some two million.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9780312591816


Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat is a home away from home for Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean. Dubbed “the Supremes” by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they weather life’s storms together for the next four decades. Through marriage, children, happiness and the blues, these strong, funny women gather each Sunday at the same table at Earl’s diner for delicious food, juicy gossip, occasional tears, and uproarious banter.
Knopf * 9780307959928

Katie’s world is shattered by the news that her headstrong and bohemian younger sister, Mia, has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff in Bali. Although they’d hardly spoken to each other since Mia suddenly left on an around-the-world trip six months earlier, Katie refuses to accept that her sister would have taken her own life. Distraught that they never made peace, Katie leaves her orderly, sheltered life in London behind and embarks on a journey to find out the truth.
Touchstone * 9781451683394

In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who has lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace --- and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine.
Viking Adult * 9780670026630

Once a privileged and loving couple, the Armsteads have now reached a breaking point --- and everything they have built together unravels, swiftly and spectacularly. As she is confronted with the biggest case of her career, the fallout from her marriage, and her daughter’s increasingly distant behavior, Helen must face the limits of accountability and her own capacity for forgiveness.
Random House * 9780812993219

UNTIL I SAY GOOD-BYE: My Year of Living with Joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel with Bret Witter
Susan Spencer-Wendel’s UNTIL I SAY GOOD-BYE is a moving and inspirational memoir by a woman who makes the most of her final days after discovering she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Co-written with Bret Witter, the book is Spencer-Wendel’s account of living a full life with humor, courage and love, but also accepting death with grace and dignity.
Harper * 9780062241450

Pastor Rob Bell explains why both culture and the church resist talking about God, and shows how we can reconnect with the God who is pulling us forward into a better future. WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT GOD tackles the misconceptions about God and reveals how God is with us, for us, ahead of us, and how understanding this could change the entire course of our lives.
HarperOne * 9780062049667
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Broken from growing up in one of North Korea’s forced-labor camps, Gi has learned to cope with pain by retreating into a realm of numbers and calculations. She becomes enamored of the brash and radiant Il-sun. But Il-sun’s pursuit of a better life imperils both girls when her suitor spirits them across the Demilitarized Zone and sells them as sex workers.
Algonquin Books * 9781616202767

DARK TIDE by Elizabeth Haynes
Genevieve has finally escaped the stressful demands of her sales job and begun a new life aboard a houseboat in Kent. Not many people know that she financed her fresh start by working weekends as a dancer at a less-than-reputable gentlemen's club, and she's determined to keep it that way. But on the night of her housewarming party, the past intrudes when a body washes up beside the boat, and Genevieve recognizes the victim as a fellow dancer.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062197337

DORCHESTER TERRACE: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel by Anne Perry
The 27th novel starring the husband-and-wife team of Charlotte and Thomas Pitt features their elevation into a world of wealth and power that they are not used to. Their new-found success and change of social status comes along with a price and a moral dilemma that will push them to the brink and threaten their future.
Ballantine Books * 9780345510631

GONE MISSING by Linda Castillo
When the search for a young Amish teen turns up a dead body, the case quickly becomes a murder investigation. Kate Burkholder knows that in order to solve this case, she will have to call upon everything she has to give. But will she piece together all the parts of this sinister puzzle in time to save the missing teen and the Amish community from a devastating fate?
Minotaur Books * 9781250022226

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 Perennial * 9780062206299

THE RED HOUSE by Mark Haddon
Six weeks after their mother’s death, Richard, a wealthy radiologist, invites his sister Angela, her husband and their children to a vacation rental near Wales to spend the week with him, his second wife, and his teenage stepdaughter. Through rapidly shifting points of view, Mark Haddon creates a rich portrait of characters dealing with animosities and personal crises, from job anxiety to confusion over one’s sexuality.
Vintage * 9780307949257

SPRING FEVER by Mary Kay Andrews
Annajane thinks she's over her ex-husband, Mason. But when she attends his wedding, everything changes, and she realizes she might want him back. Even if there are people determined to keep Annajane from getting what she wants, happiness might be hers for the taking, and the life she once had with Mason in this sleepy lake town might be in her future.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9780312642723

High above the bustling streets of Dubai, in the world's tallest and most luxurious skyscraper, reside the gods and goddesses of the modern world, who have wreaked mischief and havoc on mankind. Ike Karton, an unemployed butcher from New Jersey, is their current obsession.
Back Bay Books * 9780316018975

Talulla Demetriou is grieving for her werewolf lover, Jake. Pursued by the hunters of the World Organisation for the Control of Occult Phenomena, she must find a place to give birth to Jake’s child in secret. The eventual birth leaves Talulla ravaged, but with her infant son in her arms, she believes the worst is over --- until the windows crash in, and she discovers that the worst has only just begun.
Vintage * 9780307742186

Summer vacation on Great Rock Island was supposed to be a restorative time for Kate, who had lost her close friend Elizabeth in a sudden accident. But when she inherits a trunk of Elizabeth's journals, they reveal a woman far different from the cheerful wife and mother Kate thought she knew. The complicated portrait of Elizabeth makes Kate question not just their friendship, but her own deepest beliefs about loyalty and honesty at a period of uncertainty in her own marriage.
Broadway * 9780307887825

WHY BE HAPPY WHEN YOU COULD BE NORMAL? is a memoir about a life’s work to find happiness. It's a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about growing up in a north England industrial town now changed beyond recognition; about the universe as a cosmic dustbin. It is the story of how a painful past rose to haunt the author later in life, sending her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother.
Grove Press * 9780802120878

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