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May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of May 20th and May 27th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of May 20th in Hardcover

May 21st

18 IN AMERICA: A Young Golfer's Epic Journey to Find the Essence of the Game by Dylan Dethier
Two months before his freshman year was set to begin, 17-year-old Dylan Dethier deferred admission to Williams College. With the reluctant blessing of his parents, he set out to play a round of golf in each of the lower 48 states. What began as the teenage wanderlust of a sheltered New England kid became a journey into America’s heart and soul, to “figure out where --- and why --- golf fit in” and what it means to be a young man today.
Scribner * 9781451693638

In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Khaled Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594631764

THE BLACK COUNTRY: A Novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad by Alex Grecian
When members of a prominent family disappear from a coal-mining village --- and a human eyeball is discovered in a bird’s nest --- the local constable sends for help from Scotland Yard’s new Murder Squad. Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith respond, but they have no idea what they’re about to get into. The villagers have intense, intertwined histories; everybody bears a secret; and the village itself is slowly sinking into the mines beneath it.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159336

Ranjit Singh, a former Indian Army Captain trying to escape a shameful past, is now a caretaker on the exclusive resort island of Martha’s Vineyard, looking after the vacation homes of the rich and powerful. One harsh winter, he secretly moves his family into the house of one of his clients, an African-American Senator. But when mysterious men break into the house, Ranjit is forced to enter the Senator’s shadowy world, where his only ally is the Senator’s beautiful wife, who has secrets of her own.
Minotaur Books * 9781250016843

A CHAIN OF THUNDER: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg by Jeff Shaara
Continuing the trilogy that began with A BLAZE OF GLORY, Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle another decisive chapter in America’s long and bloody Civil War. In A CHAIN OF THUNDER, the action shifts to the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, in the vaunted “Gibraltar of the Confederacy,” a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union general --- and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause.
Ballantine Books * 9780345527387

THE LAST GIRL by Jane Casey
London defense attorney Philip Kennford’s wife and daughter are brutally murdered in their own home. When Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan arrives at the scene, the two survivors --- Philip and his other daughter, Lydia --- both claim to have seen nothing, but it’s clear right away that this is an unhappy family accustomed to keeping secrets. Maeve soon finds herself entangled in a case with a thousand leads that all seem to point nowhere.
Minotaur Books * 9780312622015

Home alone one morning, widow Sheldon Horowitz witnesses a dispute between the woman who lives upstairs and an aggressive stranger. When events turn dire, Sheldon seizes and shields the neighbor’s young son from the violence, and they flee the scene. But old age and circumstances are altering Sheldon’s experience of time and memory. He is haunted by dreams of his son Saul’s life and by guilt over his death.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547934877

One of the singers in a Salvation Army concert is shot in the head at point-blank range and killed. Investigator Harry Hole has little to work with. As the search closes in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate, and Harry’s chase takes him to the most forbidden corners of the former Yugoslavia. Yet it’s when he returns to Oslo that he encounters true darkness: among the homeless junkies and Salvationists, eagerly awaiting a savior to deliver them from misery.
Knopf * 9780307595850

REQUIEM MASS: A Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Fenwick Mystery by Elizabeth Corley
What looked like a routine missing person's case involving a young wife and mother should’ve been changed to a suspected abduction. But it’s too late. Twenty years ago, a young woman fell tragically to her death. The only people with her were four school friends, one of whom (or maybe all) is responsible. Now there's someone intent on letting them have their just deserts. DCI Andrew Fenwick is soon caught in a desperate race against time to find the murderer before he completes his brutal vendetta.
Minotaur Books * 9781250028068

SIGHT READING by Daphne Kalotay
Hazel and Remy spot each other for the first time in years. Remy, a gifted violinist, is married to the Scottish composer Nicholas Elk --- once the love of Hazel's life, now struggling with a masterwork he cannot realize. In the 20 years since Hazel's world was tipped on its axis, these three artists have faced unexpected joys, mysterious afflictions and other puzzles of life, their fates irrevocably interlaced.
Harper * 9780062246936

WE NEED NEW NAMES by NoViolet Bulawayo
In Zimbabwe, 10-year-old Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo's belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad. But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316230810

May 23rd

THE FALL OF ARTHUR by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien
THE FALL OF ARTHUR, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur King of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skillful achievement in the use of the Old English alliterative metre. Unhappily, it was one of several long narrative poems that he abandoned. Associated with the text of the poem, however, are many manuscript pages in which the strange evolution of the poem’s structure is revealed, together with narrative synopses and very significant notes.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544115897
On Sale the Week of May 20th in Paperback

May 21st

by B. A. Shapiro

Claire Roth makes her living by painting reproductions of famous works. One day, the owner of a prestigious Boston gallery comes to her studio with a provocative request: He asks her to paint a copy of Degas’s After the Bath, one of the paintings stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990. But when she studies the stolen masterpiece, she begins to suspect that the painting may not be the original after all.
Algonquin Books * 9781616203160

BLACK LIST by Brad Thor
Somewhere, deep inside the United States government, is a deadly list, and only the president has the final say over it. Once your name is on the list, it doesn’t come off…until you’re dead. Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath’s name to the list. Scot races to evade the teams sent to kill him and find out who has framed him for terrorism.
Pocket Books * 9781439193020

A CERTAIN SUMMER by Patricia Beard
Paperback Original

Set in 1948 at an idyllic beach community called Wauregan, this debut novel introduces readers to Helen Wadsworth, whose husband has been declared missing since an OSS operation in France during World War II. She is currently vacationing with her 14-year-old son, Jack, as they always have done. While she waits for news about what happened to her husband and longs for his return, two other men fall for her, which brings much drama to the summer.
Gallery Books * 9781476710266

CRONKITE by Douglas Brinkley
For decades Walter Cronkite was heralded as “the most trusted man in America,” from his first reports on the frontlines of World War II to anchoring the "CBS Evening News" until his retirement in 1981. Yet, for the most part, he was a remarkably private man. Douglas Brinkley, through analysis of Cronkite’s private papers and interviews with family and friends, now brings the American icon into a focus like never before.
Harper Perennial * 9780061374272

THE DOUBLE GAME by Dan Fesperman
A few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster revealed to up-and-coming journalist Bill Cage that he’d once considered spying for the enemy. For Cage, the news story created a brief but embarrassing sensation and heralded the beginning of the end of his career in journalism. More than two decades later, Cage receives an anonymous note hinting that he should have dug deeper into Lemaster’s pronouncement.
Vintage * 9780307744401

Fourteen-year-old Peter and his two siblings live on the fictional island of Finø, where people of all religious faiths coexist peacefully. Yet nothing is as it seems. When their eccentric and profoundly devout mother and father suddenly disappear, they must question whether their parents' relentless quest to boost church attendance has put them in danger.
Other Press * 9781590516355

GOD DISTORTED: How Your Earthly Father Affects Your Perception of God and Why It Matters by John Bishop
Paperback Original

Regardless of the type of father you grew up with --- or without --- it is likely that your view of God is influenced by the relationship you had with your father. Author John Bishop wants to help you discover that God is not just like your dad. Instead, God is the Father revealed in Scripture, where the truth is clear. God is a father who is always there, up close and personal, fully pleased, in complete control, and completely safe.
Multnomah Books * 9781601424853

MUNSTER’S CASE: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery by Hakan Nesser

Waldemar Leverkuhn and three of his friends have just won the lottery and are toasting their good luck with a blowout at their favorite bar. The celebration ends, however, with Waldemar drunk, stumbling, belligerent, and eventually dead in his own bed. Taking charge of the case that ends up having shocking twists and turns is Intendent Münster, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren’s longtime right-hand man, and his beguiling colleague, Ewa Moreno.
Vintage * 9780307946416

THE SECOND EMPRESS: A Novel of Napoleon's Court by Michelle Moran
In THE SECOND EMPRESS, Michelle Moran brings us into the lives of the women who knew Napoleon best: Hortense Beauharnais, his stepdaughter from wife Joséphine's previous marriage; Pauline Bonaparte, his infamous and promiscuous sister with whom he likely had an affair; and Marie-Louise, the Austrian wife who cannot wait to be free of him.
Broadway * 9780307953049

SLEEPING IN EDEN by Nicole Baart
Paperback Original

The lives of a middle-aged doctor and a love-struck young woman intersect across time in SLEEPING IN EDEN, Nicole Baart’s haunting novel about love, jealousy, and the boundaries between loyalty and truth.
Howard Books * 9781439197363

SPARKY AND ME: My Friendship with Sparky Anderson and the Lessons He Shared About Baseball and Life by Daniel Ewald
Sparky Anderson met author Dan Ewald in 1979, and thus was born a lifelong friendship not likely ever to be seen again in baseball. Along the way, Dan never took for granted the front row seat he had to watch one of history's most memorable managers’ absolute mastery of baseball's nuances and intricacies.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250031273

TRAIL OF THE SPELLMANS: Document #5 by Lisa Lutz
Business is booming for San Francisco private eye Isabel “Izzy” Spellman and her family. When Izzy is not out on surveillance, checking on leaky faucets, babysitting her niece or tossing back shots with her boyfriend Henry’s mother Gertrude, she’s avoiding a serious talk with Henry about the future of their relationship.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451608137

TRUE SISTERS by Sandra Dallas
TRUE SISTERS tells the story of four women, brought together on the harrowing journey of the Martin Handcart Company, and united by the promises of prosperity and salvation in a new land. Through the ties of female friendships and the strength born from suffering, each one tests the boundaries of her faith and learns the real meaning of survival along the way.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250005038

Deirdre Griffin lives her life around her famous guru brother, Tag, to the extent that she essentially has no life. One night, after indulging in a heavy-on-the-vodka milkshake, she comes across an online poll. People can vote for a substitute dancer to appear on “Dancing with the Stars.” Deirdre couldn't use her brother's popularity to win that election and actually dance on the show. Or could she?
Touchstone * 9781451672770

On Sale the Week of May 27th in Hardcover

May 28th

A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH: A Department Q Novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Detective Carl Mørck holds in his hands a bottle that contains an old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Who are these boys, and why weren’t they reported missing? Carl’s investigation will force him to cross paths with a woman stuck in a desperate marriage. He and his colleagues must use all of their resources to uncover the horrifying truth.
Dutton Adult * 9780525954002

CITY OF AMBITION: FDR, LaGuardia, and the Making of Modern New York by Mason B. Williams
CITY OF AMBITION is a brilliant history of the New Deal and its role in the making of modern New York City. The story of a remarkable collaboration between Franklin Roosevelt and Fiorello La Guardia, this is a case study in creative political leadership in the midst of a devastating depression.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393066913

DEEPLY ODD: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz
Odd Thomas has the ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. The potential victims are a mystery, but Odd will do what he must to save them --- confronting a sinister foe and the limits of his very own mortality.
Bantam * 9780553807738

THE FIRST RULE OF SWIMMING by Courtney Angela Brkic
Magdalena does not panic when she learns that her younger sister has disappeared. A free-spirit, Jadranka has always been prone to mysterious absences. But when weeks pass with no word, Magdalena leaves the isolated Croatian island where their family has always lived and sets off to New York to find her sister. Her search begins to unspool the dark history of their family, reaching back three generations to a country torn by war.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316217385

GOOD KINGS BAD KINGS by Susan Nussbaum
Inside the halls of ILLC, an institution for juveniles with disabilities, we discover a place that is deeply different from and yet remarkably the same as the world outside. In this isolated place on Chicago’s South Side, friendships are forged, trust is built, and love affairs begin. It’s in these alliances that the residents of this neglected community ultimately find the strength to bond together, resist their mistreatment, and finally fight back. And in the process, each is transformed.
Algonquin Books * 9781616202637

LOOKING FOR ME by Beth Hoffman
Teddi Overman has learned to turn other people’s castoffs into beautifully restored antiques, and eventually finds a way to open her own shop in Charleston. But nothing can alleviate the haunting uncertainty she’s felt in the years since her brother Josh’s mysterious disappearance. When signs emerge that Josh might still be alive, Teddi is drawn home to Kentucky. It’s a journey that could help her come to terms with her shattered family, but first she must decide what to let go of and what to keep.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670025831

ONCE UPON A TIME: Discovering Our Forever After Story by Debbie Macomber
With chapters that cover the importance of literary elements such as characters, setting, backstory and conflict, Debbie Macomber uses the structure of a story to illustrate God’s hand in our lives. Each chapter has a storytelling prompt --- a searching question that will help frame our story --- and a sidebar that pulls an idea out of the chapter and expands it with practical tips.
Howard Books * 9781451607796

THE SON by Philipp Meyer
Philipp Meyer, the acclaimed author of AMERICAN RUST, returns with THE SON. This utterly transporting novel is an epic of the American West and a multigenerational saga of power, blood, land and oil that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family --- from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the oil booms of the 20th century.
Ecco * 9780062120397

ZERO HOUR: A Kurt Austin Adventure by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
Zero point energy is a state of energy contained in all matter everywhere. Nobody has ever found a way to tap into it --- until one scientist thinks he discovers a way. The problem is, his machines also cause great earthquakes, even fissures in tectonic plates. One machine is buried deep underground; the other is submerged in a vast ocean trench. If Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala and the rest of the NUMA team aren’t able to find and destroy them, the world will be on the threshold of a new era of earth tremors and unchecked volcanism.
Putnam Adult * 9780399162503

May 30th

THE BROKEN PLACES: A Quinn Colson Novel by Ace Atkins
Convicted murderer Jamey Dixon comes back to Jericho preaching redemption, but for the victim’s family, the only thought is revenge. The men in prison from Dixon’s last job, an armored car robbery, also don’t believe him; they break out and head straight to Jericho. Quinn Colson and his deputy, Lillie, know they have their work cut out for them, but they don’t count on a tornado that causes havoc just as events come to a head.
Putnam Adult * 9780399161780

A HUNDRED SUMMERS by Beatriz Williams
Nick and Budgie Greenwald are an unwelcome specter from New York socialite Lily Dane’s past: her former best friend and her former fiancé, now recently married. Budgie’s arrival to restore her family’s old house puts her once more in the center of the community’s social scene. The ties that bind Lily to Nick are too strong and intricate to ignore, and the two are drawn back into long-buried dreams, despite their uneasy secrets and many emotional obligations.
Putnam Adult * 9780399162169

Rosemary Cooke was not yet six when her sister, Fern, was removed. Over the years, she has managed to block a lot of memories. With some guile, she guides us through the darkness, penetrating secrets and unearthing memories, leading us deeper into the mystery she has dangled before us from the start. Stripping off the protective masks that have hidden truths too painful to acknowledge, in the end, “Rosemary” truly is for remembrance.
A Marian Wood Book/Putnam * 9780399162091

YOU ARE ONE OF THEM by Elliott Holt
YOU ARE ONE OF THEM is a taut, moving debut about the ways in which we define ourselves against others and the secrets we keep from those who are closest to us. In her insightful forensic of a mourned friendship, Elliott Holt illuminates the long-lasting sting of abandonment and the measures we take to bring back those we have lost.
The Penguin Press * 9781594205286
On Sale the Week of May 27th in Paperback

May 28th

THE AGE OF DESIRE by Jennie Fields
Anna Bahlmann was Edith Wharton’s closest friend --- that is, until Edith falls passionately in love with a dashing younger journalist. As Edith’s marriage crumbles and Anna’s disapproval threatens to shatter their lifelong bond, the women must face the fragility at the heart of all friendships.
Penguin Books * 9780143123286

ARCHIPELAGO by Monique Roffey
Paperback Original

When a flood destroys Gavin Weald’s home, tearing apart his family and his way of life, he doesn’t know how to continue. A year later, he returns to his rebuilt home and tries to start again. But when the new rainy season arrives, so do his daughter’s nightmares about the torrents, and life there becomes unbearable.
Penguin Books * 9780143122562

AS THE CROW FLIES: A Walt Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson
Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire's daughter, Cady, is getting married to the brother of his undersheriff, Victoria Moretti. When he sets out to find a new site for the nuptials on the Cheyenne Reservation, the scouting expedition ends in horror as he witnesses a young Crow woman plummeting from Painted Warrior’s majestic cliffs.
Penguin Books * 9780143123293

CAPITAL by John Lanchester
In 2008, Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers are going under, and the residents of Pepys Road, London --- including a banker and his shopaholic wife, an old woman dying of a brain tumor and her graffiti-artist grandson, and a shadowy refugee who works as the meter maid --- are receiving anonymous postcards reading “We Want What You Have.” Who is behind it? What do they want?
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393345094

HARD COUNTRY by Michael McGarrity
In the wake of the death of his wife as she gives birth to his son, and the killing of his brother, John Kerney is forced to give up his ranch, leave his son behind, and strike out in search of the murderous outlaws and a place where he can start over. He drifts south until he meets a man who offers him work trailing cattle to the New Mexico Territory and forever changes his life.
NAL Trade * 9780451417145

I'LL BE SEEING YOU by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan
Paperback Original

It is January 1943, and Glory Whitehall and Rita Vincenzo have nothing in common except one powerful bond: the men they love are fighting in a war a world away from home. Brought together by an unlikely twist of fate, Glory and Rita begin a remarkable correspondence as their letters allows them to survive the loneliness and uncertainty of waiting on the home front.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778314950

THE INTERCEPT: A Jeremy Fisk Novel by Dick Wolf
“Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf introduces NYPD intelligence officer Jeremy Fisk, who must unravel a tricky bombing plot cooked up by Osama bin Laden before his death. A few days before a Fourth of July gala at the new Freedom Tower building, five airline passengers and a female flight attendant overcome what appears to be a lone terrorist aiming to crash their plane in New York. Fisk determines that the bomber actually acted as a decoy for a Saudi nationalist on the plane who goes missing.
Harper * 9780062068491

ISLAND APART by Steven Raichlen
Claire Doheney, recovering from a serious illness, agrees to house-sit in an oceanfront mansion on Chappaquiddick island in Martha’s Vineyard. There, she meets a mysterious man the locals call the Hermit, and they discover that they share a passion for cooking that soon sparks something more. But Claire’s new friend has a terrible secret that threatens to drive them apart forever.
Forge Books * 9780765336910

LINE OF FIRE by Stephen White
In this penultimate installment of Stephen White’s series, Alan Gregory begins to fear that a mesmerizing new patient of his may be the catalyst that can cause everything he treasures --- his marriage, family, friendship and future --- to implode. As the authorities close in, the story hurtles toward a conclusion that will set the stage for the most unexpected of outcomes: the final act of the Alan Gregory saga.
Signet * 9780451418364

THE MAN WHO SAVED THE UNION: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace by H.W. Brands
Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover he had a genius for battle, and he propelled the Union to victory in the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the disastrous brief presidency of Andrew Johnson, America turned to Grant again to unite the country, this time as president. In H. W. Brands' page-turning biography, Grant emerges as a heroic figure who was fearlessly on the side of right.
Anchor * 9780307475152

ONCE UPON A TOWER by Eloisa James
Paperback Original

As an extremely wealthy laird, Gowan Stoughton, Duke of Kinross, can have any of the maidens at the ball he attends. The only problem is that they are all English, and Gowan is not so certain they are suitable. But then he makes the acquaintance of Lady Edith Gilchrist. Utterly bewitched by the emerald-eyed beauty with lush golden locks, he knows he must have her.
Avon * 9780062223876

ONE LAST THING BEFORE I GO by Jonathan Tropper
Drew Silver is 44, divorced, and living alone at the Versailles, an apartment complex off the interstate and home mainly to divorced men. His ex-wife is about to marry a respected surgeon. His 18-year-old daughter, headed to Princeton in the fall, is pregnant. And now a heart ailment forces Silver to begin to take life seriously before it prematurely ends.
Plume * 9780142196816

PERFECT CHAOS: A Daughter's Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother's Struggle to Save Her by Linea Johnson and Cinda Johnson
PERFECT CHAOS is the story of a mother's and daughter’s journey through mental illness towards hope. From initial worrying symptoms to long sleepless nights to cross-country flights and the slow understanding and rebuilding of trust, this memoir tells Linea's and Cinda’s harrowing and inspiring story, of an illness that they conquer together every day.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250023254


Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith is attending a conference in The Hague on infectious diseases. Without warning, the conference hotel is consumed in a bloodbath. Smith is caught in the crossfire and barely escapes. But the hotel is not the only location under attack in The Hague. In the midst of further chaos, Pakistani warlord Oman Dattar puts in motion a plot to bring down the West once and for all.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446539852

SHADOW OF NIGHT by Deborah Harkness
This sequel to A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.
Penguin Books * 9780143123620

SLOUCHING TOWARD ADULTHOOD: How to Let Go So Your Kids Can Grow Up by Sally Koslow
Millions of American parents sit down to dinner every night, wondering why fully grown children are joining them --- or, more likely, grunting good-bye as they head out for another night of who knows what. Sally Koslow, a journalist, novelist and mother of two “adultescents,” digs deep to reveal what lies behind the current generation's unwillingness --- or inability --- to take flight.
Plume * 9780142196823

SOMETHING WICKED by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush
Paperback Original

Eight months into a surrogate pregnancy for her sister, Kristina, Detective Savannah Dunbar just wants to wrap up paperwork before taking medical leave. But her department’s investigation into a brutal double homicide has suddenly become much more complex --- and personal. And now there are disturbing rumors about the Colony, its matriarch, and a long history of bitter secrets.
Zebra * 9781420118483

THE STORM: A Kurt Austin Adventure by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples at sunset, when a swarm of black particles suddenly attacks the ship, killing everyone aboard. A few hours later, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are on their way to the Indian Ocean. What they will find there on the smoldering hulk of the ship will eventually lead them to the discovery of the most audacious scheme they have ever known.
Berkley * 9780425259658

SWEET TALK by Julie Garwood
Olivia MacKenzie is a beautiful and tough young attorney working for the IRS. As she tracks down bad guys related to a Ponzi scheme, she asks questions about some of the wrong people and finds her life in immediate danger. Realizing she's in over her head, she calls in handsome FBI agent Grayson Kincaid. Olivia can fight thugs and corruption, but can she battle her attraction to Kincaid?
Signet * 9780451415233

TO THE LAST BREATH: A Memoir of Going to Extremes by Francis Slakey
Before Georgetown physics professor Francis Slakey set out to climb the highest mountain on every continent and surf every ocean, he had shut himself off from other people. But as his journey veered dangerously off course, everything about him began to change. TO THE LAST BREATH depicts the quest that leads Slakey around the globe, almost takes his life, challenges his fiercely held beliefs, and opens his heart.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439198964

UNSPEAKABLE by Kevin O'Brien
Paperback Original

A family of four murdered in their hotel room. A single mother and her boyfriend both stabbed to death. A sordid history of violent crimes, repeated over and over --- but decades apart. Olivia Barker is a therapist with no connection to the murders. But she has heard things. Stories that keep her up at night. Details that only a killer would know. A killer who could be one of her patients…
Pinnacle * 9780786031580

A WANTED MAN: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat --- to both sides at once. Nothing is what it seems in Lee Child’s latest thriller, and nobody is telling the truth. As the tension rises, the twists come fast and furious, keeping readers guessing and gasping until the explosive finale.
Dell * 9780440246312

Paperback Original

The death of Bev’s estranged sister, Diana, leaves her in a maelstrom of remorse. She longs to provide a stable home for Diana’s 14-year-old daughter, Alabama. All Alabama knows about Aunt Bev is what her mother told her --- and none of it was good. In desperation, Alabama sets out to find her late father’s family. Instead she learns of the complicated history between her mother and aunt, and how guilt can shut down a life.
Kensington * 9780758281425

Paperback Original

Twenty-year-old Allie Dodgson has adventures that rival those Alice had down the rabbit hole. Or those of Nancy Botwin from “Weeds.” To help pay for college, Allison is working at a dress shop that turns out to be a front for drug dealers. She ends up on the run --- with a Wonder Bread bag full of cocaine. With a hit man after her, Allison wants the help of her parents but has no way of contacting them.
Harper Perennial * 9780062199553

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