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April 23, 2013

April 23, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of April 22nd and April 29th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of April 22nd in Hardcover

April 22nd

HELGA’S DIARY: A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp by Helga Weiss
Of the 15,000 children brought to Terezín and later deported to Auschwitz, only 100 survived. Helga Weiss was one of them. Reconstructed from her original notebooks, Helga’s diary is presented here in its entirety. With an introduction by Francine Prose, a revealing interview between translator Neil Bermel and Helga, and the artwork Helga made during her time at Terezín, HELGA’S DIARY stands as a vivid and utterly unique historical document.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393077971

April 23rd

DECADENCE by Eric Jerome Dickey
Nia’s success as a writer has grown, and now she’s ready to move on to marriage and motherhood. Drawn to an exclusive pleasure palace, where patrons try on roles as they actively shun their respective realities, Nia’s ability to balance truth and fantasy becomes increasingly blurred. When Nia’s past comes back to mingle with her present, her staid public persona clashes with her fantasy life of decadence.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953838

FLY AWAY by Kristin Hannah
FLY AWAY is the story of three women who have lost their way and need each other --- plus a miracle --- to transform their lives. An emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss and new beginnings, this long-awaited follow-up to FIREFLY LANE reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312577216

FROZEN IN TIME: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff
On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But after picking up one man, the Grumman Duck amphibious plane flew into a severe storm and vanished. FROZEN IN TIME tells the story of these crashes and the fate of the survivors.
Harper * 9780062133434

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask, and released in New York City, though still not entirely free. Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection.
Harper * 9780062110831

THE HIT by David Baldacci
A highly skilled assassin, Will Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate the worst enemies of the state. Fellow assassin Jessica Reel is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now she's turning her gun sights on other members of their agency. As Robie pursues Reel, he quickly finds that there is more to her betrayal than meets the eye. Her attacks on the agency conceal a threat that could send shockwaves through the U.S. government and around the world.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455521210

After surviving a shooting at her high school, Linnea is packed off to live with her estranged father. His neighbor, Christie, is a nurse distracted by an eccentric patient, Mrs. Foster, who has given Christie the reins to her Humanity Project, a bizarre and well-endowed charity fund. Meanwhile, Conner, the Fosters’ handyman, has become the one person in which Linnea can confide. As these characters and many more hurtle toward their fates, the Humanity Project is born: Can you indeed pay someone to be good? At what price?
Blue Rider Press * 9780399158711

I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN: A Memoir by Jackie Hance with Janice Kaplan
Until the horrific car accident on New York State’s Taconic Parkway that took the lives of her three beloved young daughters, Jackie Hance was an ordinary Long Island mom, fulfilled by the joyful chaos of a busy household. After the tragedy, she was “The Taconic Mom,” whose unimaginable loss embodied every parent’s worst nightmare. I’LL SEE YOU AGAIN chronicles the day Jackie received the traumatizing phone call that defied all understanding, and the numbed and torturous events that followed.
Gallery Books * 9781451674774

LET'S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS: Essays, Etc. by David Sedaris
From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new book of essays taking his readers on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316154697

MAYA'S NOTEBOOK by Isabel Allende
Neglected by her parents, 19-year-old Maya Nidal has grown up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandparents. When her grandfather dies of cancer, Maya turns to drugs, alcohol and petty crime. Her one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile. Here Maya tries to make sense of the past, unravels mysterious truths about life and about her family, and embarks on her greatest adventure: the journey into her own soul.
Harper * 9780062105622

THE MOTHER HEART OF GOD: Unveiling the Mystery of the Father's Maternal Love by Trudy Beyak
For more than five millennia, scholars focused on the paternal or fatherly qualities of God's loving kindness, but forgot or ignored the maternal aspects. As a committed Christian and an investigative journalist, Trudy Beyak spent five years on a journey researching the Scriptures and interviewing more than 50 leading biblical scholars and celebrities from North America to the Middle East. Beyak invites the reader to join her on a global journey to discover a fresh spiritual view of God that is relevant and encouraging for everyone.
FaithWords * 9781455527762

PARIS: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd
In this breathtaking saga of love, war, art and intrigue, Edward Rutherfurd has set his sights on the most magnificent city in the world: Paris. Moving back and forth in time across centuries, the story unfolds through intimate and vivid tales of self-discovery, divided loyalties, passion, and long-kept secrets of characters both fictional and real, all set against the backdrop of the glorious city.
Doubleday * 9780385535304

SAUL BELLOW'S HEART: A Son's Memoir by Greg Bellow
In this warm, affectionate, yet strikingly honest look inside the life of one of America's greatest 20th-century writers, the Nobel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow, Greg Bellow offers a view no one else has of a man known to be quick to anger, prone to argument, politically conservative, and palpably vulnerable to criticism. Yet there was a bond of tender emotion between Saul Bellow and Greg, his firstborn.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781608199952

WEDDING NIGHT by Sophie Kinsella
Lottie is 33 and sick of long-term boyfriends who don't want to commit to marriage. When her old boyfriend Ben reappears after 15 years and reminds her of their pact to get married if they were both still single at 30, she jumps at the chance. But not everyone is thrilled with their rushed marriage, and family and friends are determined to intervene. Will Lottie and Ben have a wedding night to remember or one to forget?
The Dial Press * 9780812993844
On Sale the Week of April 22nd in Paperback

April 23rd

DEARIE: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz
Bob Spitz, the author of a well-regarded biography of the Beatles, has now given us a hagiography of another 20th-century icon: Julia Child. His affection for television’s French Chef comes through on every page. This comprehensive book covers Child’s life from her privileged upbringing in Pasadena to her work in the OSS during World War II to her four decades as one of America’s preeminent cooking teachers.
Vintage * 9780307473417

Paperback Original

During World War II, teenager Evelyn Roe is sent to manage the family farm in rural North Carolina, where she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier on their property. She rescues him, and it quickly becomes clear he is not a man…and not one of us. The rescued body recovers at an unnatural speed, and just as fast, Evelyn and Adam fall deeply in love.
Ecco * 9780062099440

FARTHER AWAY: Essays by Jonathan Franzen
Anyone familiar with the dustup surrounding Oprah Winfrey’s selection and rejection of Jonathan Franzen's novel, THE CORRECTIONS, in 2001 will recognize the prickliness of its author in this impressively diverse collection of essays and journalism, written mainly in the first decade of the 21st century. In this generous selection of 22 pieces, there's something to inform or agitate just about everyone.
Picador * 9781250033291

FIFTEEN DIGITS by Nick Santora
Every day, five men come together at their white shoe law firm. They're "Printers": blue-collar guys consigned to the dark basement of the firm charged with copying, collating and delivering the mountains of paperwork that document millions of dollars of sensitive legal secrets. Until the five are approached by an ambitious young attorney who teaches them what they have: insider information.
Mulholland Books * 9780316176330

I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER by Sophie Kinsella
Bride-to-be Poppy Wyatt is beyond relieved when she discovers an abandoned cell phone in a garbage can just moments after hers is stolen. But she has no idea that instead of solving all of her problems, this new phone is going to complicate her life in ways she never would have imagined.
Dial Press Trade Paperback * 9780385342070

LOTS OF CANDLES, PLENTY OF CAKE: A Memoir of a Woman’s Life by Anna Quindlen
In this wise and wonderful collection of essays, bestselling author Anna Quindlen muses on female aging, using her own experiences to express the many challenges and pleasures to be found past the middle of life. The result: comforting, empowering and uplifting reading seemingly relayed by a very close friend who also happens to be a born storyteller.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812981667

PHANTOM by Jo Nesbo
Former police officer Harry Hole must return to Oslo when the son of the woman he loves is arrested for murder. In order to prove the boy's innocence, Harry sets out on a dangerous investigation that takes him into the world of the most virulent drug to ever hit the streets of Oslo (and the careers of some of the city's highest officials).
Vintage * 9780307951151

PORCH LIGHTS by Dorothea Benton Frank
In an attempt to pick up the pieces of her shattered life after the untimely death of her husband, Jackie McMullen returns to her childhood home on Sullivans Island, a place where home cooking fills tables and bellies, iced tea flows freely, and the loving warmth of family abounds.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062211767

THE ROOTS OF THE OLIVE TREE by Courtney Miller Santo
Meet the Keller family, five generations of firstborn women --- a line of daughters unbroken --- living together in the same house on a secluded olive grove in the Sacramento Valley of Northern California. Told from varying viewpoints, Courtney Miller Santo’s debut novel captures the joys and sorrows of family --- the love, secrets, disappointments, jealousies and forgiveness that tie generations to one other.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062130525

THOSE WE LOVE MOST by Lee Woodruff
Life is good for Maura Corrigan. Married to her college sweetheart, Pete, raising three young kids with her parents nearby in her peaceful Chicago suburb, her world is secure. Then one day, in a single turn of fate, that entire world comes crashing down and everything that she thought she knew changes.
Voice * 9781401341978

THE TIME OF MY LIFE by Cecelia Ahern
Paperback Original

Lucy Silchester keeps receiving a strange appointment card and sweeping its gold-embossed envelope under the rug. Literally. But she is about to find out that this is one appointment she can't miss, when Life shows up at her door, in the form of a sloppy but determined man. Life follows her, and she learns that some of the choices she has made and the stories she has told aren't what they seem. Now her half-truths are about to be revealed, unless Lucy tells the truth about what really matters to her.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062248602
On Sale the Week of April 29th in Hardcover

April 29th

12th OF NEVER by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
After only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay Boxer is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career. A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, an eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and is convinced it’s real. Lindsay doesn't believe him, but then a shooting is called in --- and it fits the professor's description perfectly.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316210829

April 30th

Tess Delaney makes a living restoring stolen treasures to their rightful owners --- people like Annelise Winther, who refuses to sell her long-gone mother's beloved necklace. To Annelise, the jewel's value is in its memories. But Tess's own history is filled with gaps. So she is shocked when she discovers that the grandfather she never knew is in a coma --- and that she has been named in his will to inherit half of Bella Vista, a hundred-acre apple orchard in the magical Sonoma town called Archangel.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778314936

A BAT IN THE BELFRY: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery by Sarah Graves
When it comes to home repair, Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree is a fervent wielder of power drills and paint brushes. And when catching criminals, she’s been known to really bring down the hammer. But when a shocking murder rocks the small town of Eastport, Maine, Jake may be the next victim for whom the bell tolls.
Bantam * 9780345534996

BEST KEPT SECRET: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 3 by Jeffrey Archer
BEST KEPT SECRET opens a moment after the end of THE SINS OF THE FATHER, with the resolution of the trial and the triumphant marriage of Harry Clifton and Elizabeth Barrington, finally uniting their family. Harry, now a bestselling novelist, Emma, their son Sebastian, and orphaned Jessica make a new life for themselves, but all is not as happy and secure as it could be.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250000989

Gus Hollister owes all his success to his feisty grandmother, Rose, and her two sisters, Iris and Violet. Now, Gus stands to lose everything and has alienated his beloved grandma, who tried to warn him about his wife Elaine’s greedy ways. Heartsick and remorseful, Gus returns to Rose’s Virginia farmhouse. But it won’t be easy to make amends. Yet family and forgiveness go hand in hand, and Gus isn’t giving up.
Kensington * 9780758286710

BUNKER HILL: A City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
Nathaniel Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution. He finds new characters, and new facets to familiar ones. The real work of choreographing rebellion falls to a 33-year-old physician named Joseph Warren, who emerges as the on-the-ground leader of the Patriot cause and is fated to die at Bunker Hill.
Viking Adult * 9780670025442

THE MORELS by Christopher Hacker
The Morels are a happy family of three living in New York City. So why would Arthur choose to publish a book that brutally rips his tightly knit family unit apart at the seams? Arthur's old schoolmate Chris, who narrates the book, is fascinated with this very question as he becomes accidentally reacquainted with Arthur. Chris envies everything Arthur has, but things are not always what they seem.
Soho Press * 9781616952433

With this anthology, bestselling author Brad Meltzer introduces 21 original stories from today's most prominent mystery writers. From the foothills of Mount Fuji to Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp, from a physics laboratory in wartime Leipzig to an unusual fitness club in Boca Raton, these sometimes terrifying, sometimes funny, and always suspenseful tales will keep you riveted to the page.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455512355

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Charles Talent Manx likes to take children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing --- and terrifying --- playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.” Victoria McQueen, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up now and desperate to forget. But Manx never stopped thinking about Vic. He is on the road again and has picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.
William Morrow * 9780062200570

It’s January 1995, and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing “important” work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club. Everything is riding on the upcoming showcase for her acting class, where she’ll finally have a chance to perform for people who could actually hire her.
Ballantine Books * 9780345532749

WAITING TO BE HEARD: A Memoir by Amanda Knox
In the fall of 2007, 20-year-old college coed Amanda Knox left Seattle to study abroad in Italy, but her life was shattered when her roommate was murdered in their apartment. After a controversial trial, Amanda was convicted and imprisoned. But in 2011, an appeals court overturned the decision and vacated the murder charge. Free at last, she returned home to the U.S., where she has remained silent. Until now.
Harper * 9780062217202

Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher, long ago compromised her dream to be a successful artist, mother and lover. She instead has become the “woman upstairs,” a reliable friend and neighbor always on the fringe of others’ achievements. Then into her life arrives the glamorous and cosmopolitan Shahids. When her new student, Reza, is attacked by schoolyard bullies, Nora is drawn deep into the complex world of the Shahid family.
Knopf * 9780307596901

May 1st

JENNIFER: An O'Malley Love Story by Dee Henderson

Jennifer O'Malley has a pediatrics practice in Dallas, Texas, and meeting and falling in love with surgeon Tom Peterson is adding a rich layer to her life. She's sorting out how to introduce Tom to her family and thinking about marriage. She is falling in love with Jesus too, and knows God is good. But that faith is about to be tested, and in a way she didn't expect. The results will soon transform her entire family.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764211126

THE STRANGER by Camilla Lackberg

A local woman is killed in a tragic car crash, but it isn’t a clear-cut drunk driving case. The victim’s blood contains high alcohol levels, but she rarely drank a drop. Meanwhile, a reality TV show begins shooting in the town, and tempers start to flare. When a drunken party ends with an unpopular contestant’s murder, all eyes turn to the cast and crew. Under the unforgiving media spotlight, Detective Patrik Hedstrom tackles his toughest investigation yet.
Pegasus * 9781605984254

May 2nd

SCREWED by Eoin Colfer

In this riveting sequel to PLUGGED, Eoin Colfer adds an entirely new chapter to the adventures and misadventures of Daniel McEvoy, the down-on-his-luck Irish bouncer at a seedy New Jersey bar who, with the help of a motley crew of unlikely characters, solved a bizarre string of murders --- including the one of the girl he loved. But people around him continue to die mysteriously, and Daniel is called into action once again.
Overlook Hardcover * 9781468301700

THE WORLD’S STRONGEST LIBRARIAN: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Josh Hanagarne

Although he wouldn’t officially be diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome until his freshman year of high school, Josh Hanagarne was six years old when he first began exhibiting symptoms. By the time he was 20, the young Mormon had reached his towering adult height of 6’7” when his Tourette’s tics escalated to nightmarish levels. Despite undergoing treatments that failed miserably, Josh persevered to marry and earn a degree in Library Science.
Gotham * 9781592407873
On Sale the Week of April 29th in Paperback

April 30th

ADVENT by James Treadwell
The first in James Treadwell’s fantasy trilogy, ADVENT describes how magic was lost to humanity, and how a 15-year-old boy discovers that its return is his inheritance. It begins in a world recognizably our own, and ends an extraordinarily long way from where it started --- somewhere much bigger, stranger and richer.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781451661651

ANOTHER WOMAN by Penny Vincenzi
The night before her lavish wedding, Cressida Forrest went to bed serene and happy. By morning she had vanished --- without apparent cause and without a trace. Shocked, anxious and uncomprehending, the two families face a long day of revelations, as a complex, fragile web of sexual, marital and financial secrets is ripped apart by Cressida's disappearance.
Overlook TP * 9781468306330

BAD FAITH by Robert K. Tanenbaum
New York District Attorney Butch Karp battles to convict the parents of a deceased boy for failing to seek medical attention for their son, who believed, wrongly, that prayer was the answer for healing his rare but treatable brain disease. At the same time, Marlene investigates the charismatic demagogue Reverend McCord, who has an undeniable grasp on the parents.
Pocket Books * 9781451635539

BEASTLY THINGS: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon
When the body of man is found in a canal, damaged by the tides, carrying no wallet, and wearing only one shoe, Commissario Guido Brunetti has little to work with. Perhaps with the help of Signorina Elettra, Brunetti and Inspector Vianello can identify the man and understand why someone wanted him dead.
Penguin Books * 9780143123248

THE BIG CAT NAP: The 20th Anniversary Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beloved Mrs. Murphy mystery series, Rita Mae Brown and her intrepid feline co-author, Sneaky Pie Brown, return with a charming claw-biting tale starring Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen. This time, Harry and her menagerie throw a wrench into the gears of a killer of grease monkeys.
Bantam * 9780345530455

BROKEN HARBOR by Tana French
Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy plays by the book and plays hard, which is what puts the biggest case of the year into his hands. On one of the half-built, half-abandoned “luxury” developments that litter Ireland, Patrick Spain and his two young children are dead. But Broken Harbor holds memories for Scorcher, and working this case could resurrect something he thought he had tightly under control.
Penguin Books * 9780143123309

DARK MAGIC by James Swain
A magician by day, Peter Warlock is a member of an underground group of psychics who gaze into the future to help prevent crimes. No one, not even his live-in girlfriend, knows the truth about Peter --- until the séance when he foresees an unspeakable act of violence that will devastate the city.
Tor Books * 9780765367914

FATHER’S DAY: Across America with an Unusual Dad and His Extraordinary Son by Buzz Bissinger
The author of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS journeys across the country and into the psyche of his son and traveling companion, where he finds not only the remarkable skills and debilities known as savantism, but a host of admirable qualities as well.
Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books * 9780544002289

FIREPROOF: A Maggie O'Dell Novel by Alex Kava
Special agent Maggie O'Dell is called in to investigate a building fire with a human casualty. The local team insists the suspect is a rash and young perp, but Maggie thinks this is the work of a calculated and controlled criminal. As the acts of arson become more brazen, Maggie's professional and personal worlds begin to collide dangerously.
Anchor * 9780307947703

A FOREIGN COUNTRY by Charles Cumming
On the vacation of a lifetime in Egypt, an elderly French couple are brutally murdered. Days later, a meticulously planned kidnapping takes place on the streets of Paris. Amelia Levene, the first female Chief of MI6, has disappeared without a trace, six weeks before she is due to take over as the most influential spy in Europe. Desperate not only to find her, but to keep her disappearance a secret, Britain’s top intelligence agents turn to one of their own: disgraced MI6 officer Thomas Kell.
St. Martin’s Paperbacks * 9781250029980

GOLD by Chris Cleave
Kate and Zoe met at 19 when they both made the cut for the national training program in track cycling. They are built to exploit the barest physical and psychological edge over equally skilled rivals. Now at 32, the women are facing their last and biggest race: the 2012 Olympics. Each wants desperately to win gold, and each has more than a medal to lose.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451672732

A GOOD MAN: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver by Mark Shriver
When Sargent "Sarge" Shriver died in 2011 after a valiant fight with Alzheimer's, thousands of tributes poured in from friends and strangers worldwide. After a lifetime searching for the path to his father's success in the public arena, Mark instead turns to a search for the secret of his father's joy, his devotion to others, and his sense of purpose.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250031440

GYPPED: A Regan Reilly Mystery by Carol Higgins Clark
PI Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, are in Los Angeles where Jack is attending a business conference. After the meeting, they plan to vacation in California. But then Regan gets in touch with a friend, Zelda, who suspects she is being gypped by her business manager, who had her invest in a new line of vitamins.
Pocket Books * 9781439170328

HAVEN: A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel by Kay Hooper
FBI Agent Nathan Navarro is a member of the Special Crimes Unit, which investigates paranormal/extraordinary cases. He is tasked with investigating the disappearance of Jessie Rayburn --- an operative of Haven, a civilian offshoot of SCU --- and suspects something deadly has happened to her.
Jove * 9780515153712


Cullen McNamara travels to the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair with his most recent invention. But the noise in the fair’s Machinery Hall makes it impossible to communicate with potential buyers. So he hires Della Wentworth, a teacher of the deaf, to tutor him in the art of lip-reading. Like the newly invented Ferris wheel, he is caught in a whirl between his girl back home, his dreams as an inventor, and his unexpected attraction to his new tutor.
Howard Books * 9781451692372

Suzanne Joinson’s debut novel explores the fault lines that appear when traditions from different parts of an increasingly globalized world crash into one other. It interweaves the stories of Frieda and Eva, gradually revealing the links between them and the ways in which they each challenge and negotiate the restrictions of their societies as they make their hard-won way toward home.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781608198337

THE LAST REFUGE: A Dewey Andreas Novel by Ben Coes
Dewey Andreas, a former Army Ranger and Delta, owes his life to Kohl Meir and his team of Israeli commandos. So when a nuclear device with the words “Goodbye Tel Aviv” is spotted in the possession of Iran, Dewey must face off against an opponent with equal cunning, skill and determination.
St. Martin’s Paperbacks * 9781250028228

THE LAST VICTIM by Karen Robards
When two vacationing families are brutally slain, FBI agents Ryan Sinclair and Buzz Crane discern that it could be the work of the notorious Boardwalk Killer. They turn to one of the country's preeminent experts on serial killers, Dr. Charlotte Stone, who was the only survivor of his last killing spree 15 years ago. When another family is murdered and a third girl is abducted, she knows she must do everything possible to stop the crazed madman who has long haunted her nightmares.
Ballantine Books * 9780345535818

MIDNIGHT IN PEKING: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French
Chronicling an incredible unsolved murder, MIDNIGHT IN PEKING captures the aftermath of the brutal killing of a British schoolgirl in January 1937. The mutilated body of Pamela Werner was found at the base of the Fox Tower, which, according to local superstition, is home to the maliciously seductive fox spirits. As British detective Dennis and Chinese detective Han investigate, the mystery only deepens and, in a city on the verge of invasion, rumor and superstition run rampant.
Penguin Books * 9780143123361

THE NEXT BEST THING by Jennifer Weiner
Ruth Saunders headed west with her 70-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to be hired as a television writer. Four years later, she finally hits the jackpot when the sitcom she wrote, “The Next Best Thing,” gets the green light. But her dreams are threatened by demanding actors, number-crunching executives, a crush on her boss, and her grandmother’s impending nuptials.
Washington Square Press * 9781451617764

ODD APOCALYPSE: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz
The magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, at least for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion. But Roseland holds many mysteries, and only Odd is brave --- or mad --- enough to confront the evil that resides there.
Bantam * 9780553593099

ONE SHOT AT FOREVER: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season by Chris Ballard
In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois playing with hand-me-down uniforms and peace signs on their hats defied convention and the odds. Led by an English teacher with no coaching experience, the Macon Ironmen became the smallest school in Illinois history to make the state final, a distinction that still stands.
Hyperion * 9781401312664

THE ORPHANMASTER by Jean Zimmerman
Orphan children are going missing in 1663 New Amsterdam, and among those looking into the mysterious state of affairs are a quick-witted 22-year-old trader and a dashing British spy. But both the search for the killer and their newfound romance are endangered when Blandine is accused of being a witch and Edward is sentenced to hang for espionage.
Penguin Books * 9780143123538

PLUGGED by Eoin Colfer
Daniel McEvoy, an Irish bouncer at a seedy New Jersey club, has a problem --- the girl he loves was just murdered. Then more people around him start dying. Suddenly Daniel has the mob, cops and an unstable lovesick neighbor after him, and the only clue points towards the crooked doctor who gave him hair implants before vanishing into thin air. Luckily --- or perhaps unluckily --- he has the help of a volatile detective, a permanently hungover army psychologist, and a mischievous ghost.
Overlook TP * 9781468300611

POINT & SHOOT by Duane Swierczynski
Paperback Original

Charlie Hardie finds himself in a steel box, tubes and wires attached to his body, trapped inside a satellite parked in orbit 500 miles above the Earth. When someone all-too-familiar docks on the satellite, informs Hardie he's sitting in a veritable zero-G vault containing the world's most dangerous secrets, and forces a crash-landing in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hardie must decide whether he's come face-to-face with the partner he needs to save his family --- or with his nemesis.
Mulholland Books * 9780316133302

RAILSEA by China Mieville
On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one’s death and the other’s glory. But no matter how spectacular it is, Sham can’t shake the sense that there is more to life than traveling the endless rails of the railsea.
Del Rey * 9780345524539

A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS by Deanna Raybourn
Paperback Original

As the fallout to her latest scandal, Delilah Drummond has been exiled to Kenya and her favorite stepfather's savanna manor house. There, she meets Ryder White, who becomes her guide to the complex beauty of this unknown world. Only when this sacred place is profaned by bloodshed does Delilah discover what is truly worth fighting for --- and what she can no longer live without.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778314394

Paperback Original

Air Force OSI agent Jericho Quinn and his crack team of specialists must track down the black-market arms dealer who is masterminding a nuclear attack and dismantle them both. When the trail leads to South America, Quinn has to join the famous Dakar Rally, a 6,000-mile motorcycle run that's about to become the most dangerous race in history. It's not the finish line they're racing for. It's the fate of the world...
Pinnacle * 9780786031801

STOLEN PREY: A Lucas Davenport Novel by John Sandford
In the small Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed. To Lucas Davenport, the scene looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he has seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president at a big bank. It just doesn’t seem to fit. Until it does.
Berkley * 9780425260999

THE YELLOW BIRDS by Kevin Powers
In Al Tafar, Iraq, 21-year-old Private Bartle and 18-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes impossible actions.
Back Bay Books * 9780316219341

May 1st

ADORING ADDIE: The Courtships of Lancaster County, Book 2 by Leslie Gould
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The rivalry between the Cramers and Mosiers heats up again when Addie Cramer and Jonathan Mosier fell head over heels for each other. Now old tensions are renewed, and Addie's parents insist she marry stolid and uninspiring Phillip Eicher. Distraught at a future apart, the two decide their best hope is to reconcile the two families. Will their love be enough to keep them together, or will long-held secrets ruin their chance at happiness?
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764210327

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Landon Reed is an ex-quarterback convicted of organizing a points-shaving scheme. During his time in prison, he found forgiveness and faith and earned his law degree. Now he longs for an opportunity to prove his loyalty and worth. He gets that chance at McNaughton & Clay, but when three lawyers are killed, authorities suspect someone has a vendetta against the law firm, leaving Landon and the remaining partner as the final targets.
Tyndale House Publishers * 9781414375588

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When He came to earth, Jesus Christ was rejected in every quarter in which He stepped. There was one exception, however. A little village just outside of Jerusalem named Bethany. Bethany was the only place on earth where Jesus was completely received. GOD’S FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH is a retelling of Jesus’ many visits to Bethany and a relaying of the message it holds for us today.
David C. Cook * 9780781405904

SWEET MERCY by Ann Tatlock
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When Eve Marryat's father is laid off from the Ford Motor Company in 1931, he is forced to support his family by moving back to his Ohio roots. Eve's uncle Cyrus has invited the family to live and work at his Marryat Island Ballroom and Lodge. Eve can't wait to leave St. Paul, Minnesota, a notorious haven for gangsters. She soon forms an unlikely friendship with a strange young man named Link, blissfully unaware that her uncle's lodge is anything but what it seems.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764210464

WHEN A SECRET KILLS: Deadly Reunions, Book 3 by Lynette Eason
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Investigative reporter Jillian Carter knows it's time to put the past to rest. She's tired of looking over her shoulder, letting a killer go free. She's no longer the scared kid who changed her name and disappeared. Now, no matter what the cost, Jillian must do what she is trained to do --- find the truth and expose it. And the truth is that Senator Frank Hoffman committed murder 10 years ago --- and Jillian watched it happen. Didn't she?
Revell * 9780800720094

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