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March 19, 2013

March 19, 2013

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

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On Sale the Week of March 18th in Hardcover

March 19th

DEADLY VIRTUES by Jo Bannister
Jerome Cardy knew he was going to die and that it would be made to appear like an accident. He might not be able to prevent it, but he was determined to make sure that someone knew what was going to happen. After he is found beaten to death, Ash is unable to forget Jerome’s last awkward words to him: “I had a dog once. Othello. That was its name. Othello.” Certain there is a hidden message in these words, Ash is determined to discover the truth.
Minotaur Books * 9781250023445

In Owen King’s debut novel, a young man comes to terms with his life in the process and aftermath of making his first film. Unraveling the tumultuous, decades-spanning story of the Dolan family’s friends, lovers and adversaries, DOUBLE FEATURE is about letting go of everything --- regret, resentment, ambition, dignity, moving pictures, the dead --- and taking it again from the top.
Scribner * 9781451676891

Two women live on opposite coasts, but their lives are connected in ways they never could have imagined. Both women are wives and mothers to children who are about to leave the nest for school. They are both in their 40s and have husbands who travel more than either of them would like. They are both feeling an emptiness neither had expected. But when a shocking secret is exposed, their lives are blown apart.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312591830

by Orson Scott Card
Here on Earth, Danny North is still in high school, yet he holds in his heart and mind all the stolen outselves of 13 centuries of gatemages. The Families still want to kill him if they can't control him…and they can't control him. He is far too powerful. When Danny comes face-to-face with the mages who call themselves Bel and Ishtoreth, he will come to understand just why Loki closed the gates all those centuries ago.
Tor Books * 9780765326584

THE LEVIATHAN EFFECT by James Lilliefors
Homeland Security Secretary Catherine Blaine receives a frightening communication from a hacker identified only by the pseudonym Janus. The message is the latest in a series correctly predicting natural disasters around the world --- disasters that, Janus claims, were manufactured. And unless the United States does as Janus instructs, another disaster is coming --- a Category 5 hurricane that will hit the Eastern Seaboard and destroy the lives of tens of millions of people.
Soho Crime * 9781616952495

A MATTER OF TRUST: A Mia Quinn Mystery by Lis Wiehl with April Henry
One minute Mia Quinn is in her basement, chatting on the phone with a colleague at the prosecutor’s office. The next minute there’s a gunshot over the line, and Mia listens in horror as her colleague and friend Colleen bleeds to death. Despite much reluctance, Mia teams up with detective Charlie Carlson to investigate this unspeakable tragedy. But the deeper they dig, the more complications unfold --- even the unsettling possibility that someone may be coming after her.
Thomas Nelson * 9781595549037

OLEANDER GIRL by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Orphaned at birth, 17-year-old Korobi Roy has been troubled by the silence that surrounds her parents’ deaths. She dreams of one day finding a love as powerful as her parents’, and it seems her wish has come true when she meets the charming Rajat, the only son of a high-profile family. But shortly after their engagement, a heart attack kills Korobi’s grandfather, revealing serious financial problems and a devastating secret about Korobi's past.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451695656

PUBLIC APOLOGY: In Which a Man Grapples With a Lifetime of Regret, One Incident at a Time by Dave Bry
Dave Bry is sorry for many things in his life. But he’s especially sorry that he didn't hear his cancer-ridden father call out for help one fateful afternoon. Things are different now. Dave himself has become a dad, and has discovered a new compassion for the complicated man who raised him. And maybe if his 17-year-old self could meet his current self, he'd think twice before throwing beer cans on Jon Bon Jovi's lawn.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455509164

SIX YEARS by Harlan Coben
Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. When Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for…but she is not Natalie. Whoever the mourning widow is, she’s been married to Todd for almost two decades, and with that fact everything Jake thought he knew about the best time of his life is turned completely inside out.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953487

March 21st

From the outside, Carter Tomlin’s life looked perfect. In reality, he has lost his job, the bills are mounting, and that perfect life is hanging by a thread. Desperate, he robs a bank. Then another. As the red flags start to go up, FBI Special Agent Carla Windermere homes in on Tomlin from one direction, while Minnesota state investigator Kirk Stevens picks up the trail from another. But Tomlin has guns and a new taste for violence. And he’s not quitting anytime soon.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157905

HELSINKI BLOOD: An Inspector Vaara Novel by James Thompson
Kari Vaara is recovering from the physical and emotional toll of solving the Lisbet Söderlund case when he’s approached with a plea: an Estonian woman begs him to find her daughter, Loviise, a young woman with Down syndrome who was promised work and a better life in Finland, and has since disappeared. As Kari works this new case, a past one comes back to haunt him when powerful enemies return to settle unfinished business.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158889

LIFESAVING LESSONS: Notes from an Accidental Mother by Linda Greenlaw
Through hard work and determination, Linda Greenlaw had created a life of peaceful independence, living on a rugged island off the coast of Maine. Then came Mariah, a troubled 15-year-old who arrives on the island to stay with her uncle. But when it is revealed that Mariah has suffered terrible abuse at his hands, the island comes together to rescue the teenager from further harm. The residents nominate Linda, who is not exactly the picture of maternal warmth, to be Mariah’s guardian.
Viking Adult * 9780670025176

From the jazz clubs of Manhattan to the villages of Sri Lanka, Kristopher Jansma’s narrator will be inspired and haunted by the success of his greatest friend and rival in writing, Julian McGann, and endlessly enamored with Julian’s friend, Evelyn, the green-eyed girl who got away. After the trio has a disastrous falling out, desperate to tell the truth in his writing and to figure out who he really is, Jansma’s narrator finds himself caught in a never-ending web of lies.
Viking Adult * 9780670026005
On Sale the Week of March 18th in Paperback

March 19th

THE BLESSED WOMAN: Learning About Grace from the Women of the Bible by Debbie Morris
It’s not easy being a woman. The demands and expectations of us, and those we place on ourselves, can be overwhelming. In THE BLESSED WOMAN, Debbie Morris shares her own stories and the stories of discerning women in the Bible, addressing topics such as overcoming insecurity, finding purpose, establishing priorities, letting go, and waiting. Her book reminds us how God longs for every woman to experience His tenderness --- and to know the true meaning of being blessed.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307731913

DARWIN'S GHOSTS: The Secret History of Evolution by Rebecca Stott
Soon after the publication of ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, Charles Darwin received an unsettling letter that accused him of taking credit for a theory that had already been discovered by others. Realizing his error of omission, Darwin tried to trace all of the natural philosophers who had laid the groundwork for his theory, but he found that history had already forgotten many of them. Rebecca Stott goes in search of these ghosts, telling the epic story of the discovery of evolution and natural selection.
Spiegel & Grau * 9780812981704

DUST TO DUST: A Memoir by Benjamin Busch
Benjamin Busch, a decorated U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer, weaves together a vivid record of a pastoral childhood in rural New York; Marine training in North Carolina, Ukraine and California; and deployment during the worst of the war in Iraq, as seen firsthand.
Ecco * 9780062014856

EQUAL OF THE SUN by Anita Amirrezvani
Iran in 1576 is a place of peace, wealth and dazzling beauty. But when the Shah dies without having named an heir, the court is thrown into tumult. Princess Pari’s maneuvers to instill order after her father’s sudden death incite resentment and dissent. Pari and her trusted servant are in possession of an incredible tapestry of secrets and information that reveals a power struggle of epic proportions.
Scribner * 9781451660470

THE GUILTY ONE by Lisa Ballantyne
Solicitor Daniel Hunter is called to defend 11-year-old Sebastian, who has been charged with the murder of a young boy on a London playground. While examining Sebastian’s life in order to save it, Daniel can’t help but be transported to his own difficult youth spent in foster care --- a time when the one he trusted the most was the one who betrayed him.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062195517

THE LOST YEARS by Mary Higgins Clark
Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from the Vatican library in the 15th century, it was assumed to be lost forever. But on the eve before his own murder, he confides to Father Aiden O’Brien, a family friend, that one of those whom he trusted most is determined to keep it from being returned to the Vatican.
Pocket Books * 9781451668926

SLEEP NO MORE: An Eve Duncan Novel by Iris Johansen
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan knows what it's like to be haunted by the past. For years after her daughter Bonnie was stolen from her, she fought for closure. But now as she's striving to begin anew, she can't shake the feeling that something terrible is about to happen --- or maybe already has. When her mother, Sandra, asks for help in finding a missing friend named Beth Avery, Eve is sure that she's hiding something.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9780312651305

SUMMERLAND by Elin Hilderbrand
A graduation night celebration on the beach ends in tragedy after a horrible car crash leaves the driver, Penny, dead, and her twin brother in a coma. The other passengers, Penny's boyfriend Jake and her friend Demeter, are physically unhurt, but the emotional damage is overwhelming. As summer unfolds, startling truths are revealed about the survivors and their parents.
Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books * 9780316099899

A WEDDING IN HAITI by Julia Alvarez
A teenager when Julia Alvarez and her husband first met him in 2001, Piti illegally crossed the border into the Dominican Republic to find work. Julia, impressed by his courage and charmed by his smile, has over the years come to think of him as a son, even promising to be at his wedding someday. When Piti calls in 2009, Julia’s promise is tested.
Algonquin Books * 9781616202804

WHEN JESUS WEPT: The Jerusalem Chronicles, Book 1 by Bodie and Brock Thoene
WHEN JESUS WEPT unfolds the turbulent times in Judea during Jesus' ministry, centering on the friendship between Jesus and Lazarus. With rich insights from vineyard owners and vine dressers, Bodie and Brock Thoene explore the metaphor of Jesus as the True Vine, harvesting the ancient secrets found in the Old Testament.
Zondervan * 9780310335931

WHEN SHE WAS GONE by Gwendolen Gross
When a Cornell-bound teenager disappears, her quiet neighborhood is left to pick apart the threads of their own lives and assumptions. Linsey Hart’s neighbors are just ordinary people --- but even ordinary people can keep terrible secrets hidden close. As the days of Linsey’s absence tick by, dread and hope threaten to tear a community apart.
Gallery Books * 9781451684742

WISHING ON WILLOWS by Katie Ganshert
A three-year-old son, a struggling café and fading memories are all Robin Price has left of her late husband. As the proud owner of Willow Tree Café, she pours her heart into every muffin she bakes and espresso she pulls, thankful for the sense of purpose and community the work provides. So when developer Ian McKay shows up with plans to build condos where her café and a vital town ministry are located, she isn’t about to let go without a fight.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307730404
On Sale the Week of March 25th in Hardcover

March 26th

THE BURGESS BOYS by Elizabeth Strout
Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their hometown. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister urgently calls them home. And so Jim and Bob return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.
Random House * 9781400067688

When Indian tycoon Frank D’Cruz hires Charles Boxer to find his daughter who has been abducted, Boxer knows that Frank’s crooked business empire has made him plenty of enemies. Despite the vast D’Cruz fortune, the kidnappers don’t want cash, instead favoring a cruel and lethal game. To save Alyshia, Boxer must dodge religious fanatics, Indian mobsters, and London’s homegrown crime lords.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547935195

DAMAGE CONTROL: Stories by Amber Dermont
DAMAGE CONTROL displays Amber Dermont's remarkable gift for portraying characters at crossroads. In “Damage Control,” a young man works at an etiquette school while his girlfriend is indicted for embezzlement. A widow rents herself to elderly women and vacations with them as a “professional grandchild” in “Stella at the Winter Palace.” And in “The Language of Martyrs,” a couple houses a mail-order bride on behalf of the husband’s Russian mother.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312642815

DEAD RUN: The Murder of a Lawman and the Greatest Manhunt of the Modern American West by Dan Schultz
In 1998 in Cortez, Colorado, three desperados in a stolen truck opened fire on the town cop, shooting him 20 times. Then they blasted their way past dozens of police cars and disappeared into 10,000 square miles of the harshest wilderness terrain on the North American continent. Self-trained survivalists, the outlaws eluded the most sophisticated law enforcement technology on the planet. DEAD RUN is the first in-depth account of this sensational case.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312681883

DEATH OF YESTERDAY: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery by M.C. Beaton
When a local woman tells Sergeant Hamish Macbeth that she doesn't remember what happened the previous evening, he doesn't begin to worry. She had been out drinking, after all, and he'd prefer not to be bothered with such an arrogant and annoying woman. But when her body is discovered, Hamish is forced to investigate a crime that the only known witness --- now dead --- had forgotten.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455504763

Born into abject poverty, Jim goes from door-to-door salesman to international mogul, the father of the pyramid scheme. To escape his past, as well as government investigators, he leaves the country to become the leader of a lawless and predatory gold-mining operation in the Brazilian Amazon. Worn down by age and a lifetime of shady enterprise, his world suddenly changes when he meets a beautiful, young Israeli woman with dark ambitions of her own.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250011367

FROZEN SOLID by James M. Tabor
A brilliant and dangerous group of scientists are determined to save the world from the perils of overpopulation by releasing into the world a brutal virus. Having just arrived at the research station at the earth's southernmost tip, returning hero Hallie Leland has seven days to stop them from putting their plan into action.
Ballantine Books * 9780345530639

ICE COLD KILL by Dana Haynes
A former Shin-Bet agent now in exile in the U.S. and under the protection of the FBI, Daria Gibron works primarily as an interpreter but still can't resist the occasional freelance job as an operative. En route to an impromptu meeting with an old contact from her days in the Israeli Secret Service, Daria learns that she's about to walk into an ambush. Someone has linked her to a much sought-after terrorist, and now all the resources of the U.S. intelligence community are being marshaled against her.
Minotaur Books * 9781250009630

LEAVING EVERYTHING MOST LOVED: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear

A young Indian woman has been shot, and the redoubtable Maisie Dobbs is on the case. In Jacqueline Winspear’s 10th historical mystery, the victim is an emigrant torn between two worlds, and she echoes the perplexing choice facing Maisie herself: settle down with a good man, or seek her destiny in a quest far from home.
Harper * 9780062049605

LIFE AFTER LIFE by Jill McCorkle
Jill McCorkle’s first novel in 17 years is alive with the daily triumphs and challenges of the residents and staff of Pine Haven Estates, a retirement facility now home to a good many of Fulton, North Carolina’s older citizens. As she connects their lives through their present circumstances, their pasts, and, in some cases, their deaths, McCorkle celebrates the blessings and wisdom of later life and infuses this remarkable novel with hope and laughter.
Algonquin/A Shannon Ravenel Book * 9781565122550

ORDINARY GRACE by William Kent Krueger
For 13-year-old Frank Drum, 1961 was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. When tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family --- which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother --- he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years.
Atria Books * 9781451645828

When Dresner Industries unveils the Merge, a device that is destined to revolutionize the world and make the personal computer and smartphone obsolete, Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith is assigned to assess its military potential. Meanwhile, in the mountains of Afghanistan, CIA operative Randi Russell encounters an entire village of murdered Afghans --- all equipped with enhanced Merge technology that even the Agency didn't know existed.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446539890

Investigator Vissarion Lom has been summoned to the capital in order to catch a terrorist --- and ordered to report directly to the head of the secret police. A totalitarian state, worn down by an endless war, must be seen to crush home-grown insurgents with an iron fist. Lom has been chosen because he is an outsider, not involved in the struggle for power within the party. And because of the sliver of angel stone implanted in his head.
Orbit * 9780316219679

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
Before F. Scott Fitzgerald was a literary darling, he was a young WWI army lieutenant who fell hard for a spirited Southern belle named Zelda Sayre. The life he and Zelda would lead together in New York, Long Island, Paris, Hollywood, and on the French Riviera made them legends even in their own time. Set amidst the glamour of the Jazz Age and The Lost Generation’s vivid world abroad, Zbrings Zelda and Scott’s romantic, tumultuous, extraordinary journey to life.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250028655
On Sale the Week of March 25th in Paperback

March 26th

BLOODLINE: A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins
James Rollins’s latest Sigma Force thriller finds the group in a race against time to stop a global plot that, at its center, deals with the abduction of the daughter of the President of the United States. Beneath this act lies a deeper storyline involving deadly genetic experimentation and a nefarious organization that may have existed since the days of the Knights Templar.
Harper * 9780061785665

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.
Bantam * 9780345536648

A series of suspicious deaths has rocked Hull, a port city in England. Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy is sure there is a connection between these crimes, but his fellow officers would rather get a quick arrest than find the true killer. So McAvoy decides to strike out alone --- but in the depths of the dark winter, on the hunt for a murderer, it’s difficult to forget what happened the last time he found himself on the wrong side of a killer’s blade.
Plume * 9780142196977

THE FORGOTTEN by David Baldacci
Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is, and he’s the one the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes. Now he has a new case, but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida. Before she died, she mailed a letter to Puller's father, telling him that Paradise is not all it seems to be. What Puller finds convinces him that his aunt's death was no accident but a cold-blooded murder.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455523153

THE GUARDIAN: Home to Hickory Hollow, Book 3 by Beverly Lewis
A disheveled little girl is left all alone on the side of a road, clad only in her undergarments. Schoolteacher Jodi Winfield takes the preschooler home with her, intending to find out where she belongs. But she is mystified when no one seems to know of a missing child. Then an unexpected opportunity brings Jodi to Hickory Hollow --- and into the cloistered world of the Lancaster Old Order Amish. Might the answers lie there?
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764209796

IMPERFECT: An Improbable Life
by Jim Abbott and Tim Brown
On an overcast September day in 1993, Jim Abbott took the mound at Yankee Stadium and threw one of the most dramatic no-hitters in Major League history. The game was the crowning achievement in an unlikely success story, unseen in the annals of professional sports. In IMPERFECT, the one-time big league ace retraces his remarkable journey.
Ballantine Books * 9780345523266

For bank teller Charlie Colquitt, it was just another Saturday. For Hobe Hicklin, an ex-con with nothing to lose, it was just another score. For Hobe's drug-addled, sex-crazed girlfriend, it was just more lust, violence and drugs. But in this gripping narrative, nothing is as it seems.
Forge Books * 9780765367969

THE MAID AND THE QUEEN: The Secret History of Joan of Arc by Nancy Goldstone
How did an illiterate peasant girl gain access to the future king of France, earn his trust, and ultimately lead his forces into battle? Was it only the hand of God that moved Joan of Arc --- or was it also Yolande of Aragon? On the 600th anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc, THE MAID AND THE QUEEN explores the relationship between these two remarkable women.
Penguin Books * 9780143122821

A MAP OF TULSA by Benjamin Lytal
Jim Praley is home from college, ready to unlock Tulsa's secrets. He drives the highways. He forces himself to get out of his car and walk into a bar. He's invited to a party. And there he meets Adrienne Booker; Adrienne rules Tulsa, in her way. A high-school dropout with a penthouse apartment, she takes a curious interest in Jim. Through her eyes, he will rediscover his hometown.
Penguin Books * 9780142422595

THE MONEY KILL by Katia Lief
The offer of $30,000 for one day's work in London, followed by a family vacation in an exotic locale, seems too good to be true for Brooklyn private investigators Karin Schaeffer and her husband, Mac. Putting Mac’s investigations into the alleged marital infidelities of billionaire Godfrey Millerhausen on hold, the family finds paradise in the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Sardinia. But the holiday turns dark and terrible when the children vanish.
Harper * 9780062096975

While on assignment in Bali, an American adventure guide named Jamie gets caught in Bali’s infamous nightclub bombings, which irreparably change her life and leave her with many unanswered questions. One year later, she returns to Bali hoping to find Gabe, the man who saved her from the attacks. Checking into a cozy guest house for her stay, Jamie meets the kindly owner, who is coping with a painful past of his own, and a young boy who improbably becomes crucial to her search.
Ballantine Books * 9780345522818

PARIS IN LOVE: A Memoir by Eloisa James
In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. PARIS IN LOVE chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812981902

PRAGUE FATALE: A Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr
September 1941: Reinhard Heydrich is hosting a gathering to celebrate his appointment as Reichsprotector of Czechoslovakia. He has chosen his guests with care. All are high-ranking Party members, and each is a suspect in a crime as yet to be committed: the murder of Heydrich himself. Indeed, a murder does occur, but the victim is a young adjutant on Heydrich’s staff.
Penguin Books * 9780143122845

When Catherine Ducane disappears, the cops react rapidly --- she is the daughter of the Governor of Louisiana. Her bodyguard turns up horribly mutilated, and when her kidnapper calls he doesn't want money: he wants time alone with a functionary from a Washington-based organized crime task force.
Overlook TP * 9781468302714

THE RISK AGENT by Ridley Pearson
Rutherford Risk is a firm specializing in extraction: the negotiation for and the recovery of hostages. Two unique outsiders are recruited to do their bidding: a forensic accountant hired to follow the money, and a civilian with unparalleled training in both combat and culture. But following the money leads to more complex --- and dangerous --- consequences than either anticipated.
Jove * 9780515153040

SENTINEL: A Spycatcher Novel by Matthew Dunn

The United States and Russia are on the brink of war, and only Will Cochrane --- the master spy introduced in the critically acclaimed SPYCATCHER --- can find and unmask the diabolical double agent responsible for it all in this enthralling espionage thriller, written by a real-life former field officer.
Harper * 9780062037947

SHADOW OF THE TITANIC: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived by Andrew Wilson
Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished letters, memoirs and diaries, as well as interviews with survivors’ family members, award-winning journalist and author Andrew Wilson reveals how some used their experience to propel themselves on to fame, while others were so racked with guilt they spent the rest of their lives under the Titanic’s shadow.
Atria Books * 9781451671575

THE SINS OF THE FATHER by Jeffrey Archer
As war is breaking out in Europe, the Barrington family of Bristol, England, is in turmoil. Young lovers Emma Barrington and Harry Clifton have been dealt a terrible blow. With the possibility that Harry is Emma’s brother, he finds a way to disappear from her life. But he ends up in far worse circumstances.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250039033

STARTING AND CLOSING: Perseverance, Faith, and One More Year by John Smoltz and Don Yaeger
From starting pitcher to closer, and miraculously back to the starting rotation, John Smoltz shares the story of his 22-year career in professional baseball, including his struggles and triumphs over the kind of “career-ending” injuries that have sidelined many other players.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062120564

by Jack Wolf
In 1751, 20-year-old Tristan Hart leaves home to study medicine at the great hospital of St. Thomas in London. He is obsessed with the nature of pain and medically preventing it, but equally strong and much harder to control is his obsession with causing it. Desperate to understand his deviant desires before they are his undoing, he uses the new tools of the age --- reason and science and skepticism --- to plumb the depths of his own dark mind.
Penguin Books * 9780143123828

Harold Fry lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. But one day, a letter comes for him from a women who he hasn't seen in 20 years. Queenie is dying and writing to say goodbye. Harold decides to walk 600 miles to see her, believing that if he walks, Queenie will live. Thus Harold begins an incredible emotional and physical journey.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812983456

Eugénie R., born in France’s foie gras country, follows the man she loves to Paris, but soon finds herself marooned, pregnant and penniless. She gives birth to a daughter she is forced to abandon and spends the next 10 years fighting to get her back.
Mariner Books * 9780547840215

VENGEANCE by Benjamin Black
Victor Delahaye, one of Ireland's most successful businessmen, kills himself while sailing with his partner's son. Detective Inspector Hackett calls upon the services of his sometime partner Quirke, consultant pathologist at the Hospital of the Holy Family. But when a second death occurs, this one even more shocking than the first, it quickly becomes apparent that a terrible secret threatens to destroy the lives and reputations of several members of Dublin's elite.
Picador * 9781250024183

VIRUS THIRTEEN by Joshua Alan Parry
When a deadly superflu quickly becomes a global pandemic, the world’s leading biotech company, GeneFirm, goes into lockdown. Linda’s research team is sent to high-security underground labs to develop a vaccine. Above ground, her husband James learns that GeneFirm security has been breached and she is in danger. To save Linda, James must confront a desperate terrorist, armed government agents, and an invisible killer: Virus Thirteen.
Tor Books * 9780765369543

Although Corrie Philips has an enviable life, she is desperate for a child --- and haunted by the choices in her past. A decade ago, just after college, Corrie’s boyfriend Daniel left town, intent on saving the world even if it meant breaking Corrie’s heart. Now he has returned, and despite her misgivings, Corrie feels drawn to him again. But the emotions that overwhelm her may put her marriage and her secure, stable life at risk.
Kensington * 9780758280435

by Deborah Cloyed
When Leda desperately flees her life of privilege to travel to Kenya, she unexpectedly falls for Ita at a boys' orphanage in the slums of Nairobi. Their love should be enough to withstand outside forces, but as political unrest plagues the country, Leda and Ita are left to face the reality that sometimes the most treacherous threat is not the world outside, but the demons within.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778313793

WHEREVER I WIND UP: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball by R.A. Dickey
An English Lit major at the University of Tennessee, Major League pitcher R.A. Dickey is as articulate and thoughtful as any professional athlete in any sport --- and proves it page after page, as he provides fresh and honest insight into baseball and a career unlike any other.
Plume * 9780452299016

WILD: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State --- and she would do it alone.
Vintage * 9780307476074

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