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May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of May 27th and June 3rd that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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

June 1st

Luka is a war veteran who, along with his sons, sets out to find a missing girl who happens to be his daughter’s best friend. Soon they realize that the man they are tracking is no ordinary criminal, but a skillful hunter with the child as the bait in his twisted game. It will take all of Luka’s strength to battle the harshest of conditions, and all of his wit to stay a step ahead of Soviet authorities.
Pegasus * 9781605984407

Joey Anderson attended his great-grandmother's funeral because he expected to receive a little inheritance money. What he didn't expect was to inherit her bed-and-breakfast, provided he lives there and follows her final instructions. With a little help from his friends, Joey grows up and discovers a world beyond me, my and I.
David C. Cook * 9781434705778
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

June 1st

BLOWING ON DANDELIONS: Love Blossoms in Oregon, Book 1 by Miralee Ferrell
Paperback Original
In 1880 Oregon, widow Katherine Galloway must raise her daughters and run a boardinghouse alone. But when her controlling, outspoken mother comes to live with her, and with her older daughter entering the teen years, the pressure on Katherine becomes close to overwhelming. She must find the faith, wisdom and courage to transform her life and relationships, especially now that new-in-town widower Micah Jacobs begins to capture her heart.
David C. Cook * 9780781408080

FEAR HAS A NAME: The Crittendon Files, Book 1
by Creston Mapes

Paperback Original
With his family's safety on the line, journalist Jack Crittendon fights to reveal a stalker's terrifying schemes, investigates a pastor's mysterious disappearance, and struggles to keep his faith amid unthinkable fear. With danger lurking at every turn, can he muster enough courage to trust a God who allows such inconceivable trials?
David C. Cook * 9780781408165

Paperback Original
Arabella Beckett is in the business of assisting other women, but she’s not in the habit of accepting help herself, no matter what kind of trouble she’s in. But private investigator Theodore Wilder is just as stubborn as she is. Has this feisty suffragette finally met her match?
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764210198

AN OPEN HEART by Harry Kraus
Paperback Original
Dogged by serious allegations, Dr. Jace Rawlings flees to Kenya to start over. But when his near-death surgery patients warn him that people are about to die, he finds himself embroiled in a life-threatening spiritual battle. Can he find the faith to unravel the tangle of witchcraft, politics and deceit --- and restore order to his world?
David C. Cook * 9780781405355

Paperback Original
In her warm, approachable style, Kathi Lipp shares more than 100 specific prayers for our lives, relationships, worries, mistakes, faith and more. The simple strategies Kathi reveals will help each of us create a habit of praying with renewed boldness, consistency and expectation. And Kathi’s warm, approachable style will make praying Scripture accessible to new believers and lifelong Christians alike.
Revell * 9780800720773

THE QUARRYMAN’S BRIDE: Land of Shining Water, Book 2 by Tracie Peterson
Paperback Original
When tragedy strikes her family, Emmalyne Knox gives up the future she had always dreamed of with Tavin MacLachlan. Years later, Emmalyne and Tavin meet again. Although circumstances have changed in both of their lives, they cannot deny the feelings that still exist. Can they dare to dream that God could heal the decade-long wound and change the hearts of those keeping them apart?
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764206207

A SIMPLE SONG by Melody Carlson
Paperback Original
Katrina Yoder loves to sing, but her strict Amish parents view her singing as vain. However, when her family faces a crisis, it seems to Katrina that going on the TV show "American Star" might be the way to get the money needed to cover the emergency expenses. How will Katrina handle herself as an Amish teenager out in the world? Will her parents ever forgive her? And will she be accepted back into her community when it's all over?
Revell * 9780800722258

Paperback Original
As the three wily and beautiful McDougal sisters are hauled off to jail, the wagon carrying them falls under attack, and each sister is picked up by a different man. Abigail is grabbed by a shoe salesman, whose horse she steals and rides off to the nearest town. It turns out that Mr. Digman is no shoe salesman, but a handsome captain who wants the secret papers in his saddlebags back…at any cost.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736930222

SLOW MOON RISING: A Cedar Key Novel by Eva Marie Everson
Paperback Original
The beautiful Claybourne home on Cedar Key has long been a place of rest, healing and release. But Cedar Key might also be the birthplace of a lie that is poisoning the family from within. Join the five Claybourne women as they search the past and confront the truth. Their unique paths will lead them through heartbreak, misunderstandings and pain. But their journeys will also bring reconciliation with each other and the precious renewal of love in their own lives.
Revell * 9780800734381

Paperback Original
On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can't believe it when he's forced off the train by an outlaw and presented to the man's daughter as the preacher she requested for her birthday. He's determined to escape --- which would be much easier if he could stop thinking about Joanna Robbins and her unexpected request. Is there any way Joanna can convince Crockett that he ended up right where he was supposed to be?
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764209666

Paperback Original
Karen has carried the burden of responsibility for her aging mother ever since her sister left town years ago. But Val has a secret to keep, and coming home has never been an option...until their mother suffers a stroke. Reunited in their hometown, Karen and Val must grapple with past mistakes as they care for their ailing mother. When two handsome men enter the picture, the summer takes on a surprising new dimension.
Revell * 9780800722494

TOUCHING HEAVEN: Real Stories of Children, Life, and Eternity by Leanne Hadley
Paperback Original
Children's minister and former children's hospital chaplain Leanne Hadley has been ministering to hurting children for years. In TOUCHING HEAVEN, she recounts the poignant stories and simple faith of the remarkable children she has been privileged to serve. With humor and tenderness, she offers their inspiring testimonies of encounters with God, Jesus and angels, showing us that God is present in our lives --- even as earthly life is ending.
Revell * 9780800721718

Paperback Original
Fired from her most recent governess position, Melanie Ross must embrace her last resort: the Arizona mercantile she inherited from her cousin. But Caleb Nelson is positive he inherited the mercantile. Even as they contest ownership, Melanie and Caleb are forced to band together when someone starts sabotaging their business. And when a body shows up on their doorstep, there’s deeper trouble in store…
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764209567

THE WORLD OF JESUS: Making Sense of the People and Places of Jesus' Day by Dr. William H. Marty
Paperback Original
Sometimes it’s hard to find your bearings in the New Testament, as you enter the time and place of Jesus and His disciples. There are confusing practices, new people groups, and even unexplained religious conflicts. How did it all come about? Dr. William Marty walks you through the history leading up to the arrival of Jesus in order to help you better understand His life and teachings.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764210839
On Sale the Week of June 3rd in Hardcover

June 3rd

It’s 1972, and Riddle James Camperdown’s father is running for office from the family compound in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Between Camp’s desire to toughen her up and his wife Greer’s demand for glamour, Riddle has her hands full juggling her eccentric parents. When she accidentally witnesses a crime close to home, her confusion and fear keep her silent. As the summer unfolds, the consequences of her silence multiply.
Liveright * 9780871403407

June 4th

BALANCE: A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line by Nik Wallenda with David Ritz
Balance is the theme of Nik Wallenda's life: between his work and family, his faith in God and artistry, his body and soul. It resonates from him when performing his high-wire acts and when no one is looking. Nik is an entertainer who wants not only to thrill hearts, but to change hearts for Christ. Christ is the balance pole that keeps him from falling.
FaithWords * 9781455545513

BIG BROTHER by Lionel Shriver
For Pandora, cooking is a form of love. But her husband, Fletcher, now spurns her “toxic” dishes and devotes hours each day to manic cycling. Then, when Pandora picks up her brother Edison at the airport, she doesn’t recognize him. In the years since they’ve seen one another, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. After Edison has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: It’s him or me.
Harper * 9780061458576

THE BOYS IN THE BOAT: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
THE BOYS IN THE BOAT tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal. The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, a teenager who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by an eccentric boat builder, but it’s their trust in each other that makes them a victorious team.
Viking Adult * 9780670025817

CHOKE POINT: A Risk Agent Novel by Ridley Pearson
When an award-winning foreign journalist reveals the existence of an Amsterdam-based sweatshop that employs and enslaves young girls as laborers, private security firm Rutherford Risk is hired by a philanthropist to find it and shut it down. Joined by Grace Chu, whose more subtle skills for acquiring sensitive tech information help to balance his improvisational style, Knox heads to Amsterdam in an attempt to dismantle the child labor operation and rescue the girls.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158841

The year is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by the ruthless pirate Mad Hannah Mabbot. He will be spared as long as he puts exquisite food in front of her every Sunday without fail. But Mabbot is hunted by a deadly privateer and plagued by a saboteur hidden on her ship. Can Wedgwood rely on the bizarre crew members he once feared to defend their captain?
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374123666

DOC: A Memoir by Dwight Gooden and Ellis Henican
With fresh and sober eyes, legendary pitcher Dwight Gooden shares the most intimate moments of his successes and failures, from endless self-destructive drug binges to three World Series rings. He also offers a unique perspective on Yankees owner and stalwart supporter George Steinbrenner and some of the greatest baseball players of all time.
New Harvest * 9780544027022

DOUBLE DOUBLE: A Dual Memoir of Alcoholism by Martha Grimes and Ken Grimes
People who suffer from alcoholism as well as their families and friends know that while it is possible to get sober, there is no one “right” way to do this. Now, award-winning mystery writer Martha Grimes and her son, Ken Grimes, offer two points of view on their struggles with alcoholism. In alternating chapters, they share their stories --- stories of drinking, recovery, relapse, friendship, travel, work, success and failure.
Scribner * 9781476724089

As a member of Fenton School’s rowing team, Rob Carrey spends months preparing for the Tuesday-afternoon race against their rival, Warwick. But no one can prevent the horrible tragedy that occurs shortly before the all-important event. Fifteen years later, when a phone call compels him to attend a reunion at Fenton, no part of Rob’s past remains sequestered for long and nothing about his future is certain.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250030030

In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America. When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953685

IF YOU WERE HERE by Alafair Burke
Manhattan journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenage boy from the subway tracks. When she locates footage of part of the incident, she is shocked to discover that the woman in the video bears a strong resemblance to a close friend who disappeared a decade earlier. This sends McKenna on a dangerous search for the missing woman --- a search that will force her to unearth long-buried truths much closer to home.
Harper * 9780062208354

THE KILL ROOM: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver
The nation's most renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate the murder of an American citizen who was targeted by the US government and assassinated in the Bahamas. While his partner, Amelia Sachs, traces the victim's steps in Manhattan, Rhyme leaves the city to pursue the sniper himself. As details of the case start to emerge, the pair discovers that not all is what it seems.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455517060

LADIES' NIGHT by Mary Kay Andrews
Grace Stanton’s life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there? Heartache, humor, and a little bit of mystery come together in a story about life’s unpredictable twists and turns.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250019677

LOST by S. J. Bolton
Like everyone reading the newspapers these days, 10-year-old Barney Roberts knows the killer will strike again soon. There will be no warning about who will be next. There will be no real reason for Barney’s friend and neighbor, Lacey Flint, to become involved…and no chance that she can stay away. With the clock ticking, the violence escalating, and young lives at stake, Lacey and Barney both know they can’t afford a single wrong step if they hope to make it through alive.
Minotaur Books * 9781250028563

OUT OF RANGE by Hank Steinberg
Six years ago in Uzbekistan, journalist Charlie Davis was wounded when the government fired on a group of protestors he was covering on assignment. He and his pregnant wife, Julie, barely escaped with their lives. On a trip to Disneyland with their children, Julie vanishes. As Charlie soon discovers, this isn’t a random abduction. The further he goes to find her, the more it becomes clear that Julie isn’t quite the person she seems to be.
William Morrow * 9780062080530

A PLACE AT THE TABLE by Susan Rebecca White
A PLACE AT THE TABLE tells the story of three unforgettable characters whose paths converge in a storied Manhattan café: Bobby, a young gay man from Georgia who has been ostracized by his family; Amelia, a wealthy Connecticut woman whose life is upended when a family secret comes to light; and Alice, an African-American chef from North Carolina whose heritage is the basis of a renowned cookbook but whose past is a mystery to those who know her.
Touchstone * 9781451608878

RED SPARROW by Jason Matthews
In present-day Russia, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the post-Soviet intelligence jungle. Ordered against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a young CIA officer who handles the Agency’s most important Russian mole. Soon, one of them begins a dangerous double existence in a life-and-death operation that consumes intelligence agencies from Moscow to Washington, DC.
Scribner * 9781476706122

REVENGE WEARS PRADA: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger
Almost a decade has passed since Andy Sachs quit working for Miranda Priestly at Runway magazine. Andy and Emily, her former nemesis and co-assistant, have since joined forces to start a high-end bridal magazine. When she discovers a secret letter with crushing implications, Andy’s wedding-day jitters turn to cold dread. She realizes that nothing --- not her husband, nor her beloved career --- is as it seems.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439136638

REVOLUTIONARY SUMMER: The Birth of American Independence by Joseph J. Ellis
While the 13 colonies came together in 1776 and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic to crush the rebellion in the cradle. The Continental Congress and the Continental Army were forced to make decisions on the run, improvising as history congealed around them. In REVOLUTIONARY SUMMER, Joseph J. Ellis meticulously examines the most influential figures in this propitious moment.
Knopf * 9780307701220

SANDSTORM by Alan L. Lee
CIA operative Nora Mossa is trained to kill when the situation calls for it. She’s also capable of disappearing into thin air. Being efficient, deadly and beautiful, however, won’t be enough to protect her after her mentor, Erica Janway, is assassinated. With everyone in the Agency suspect, Nora turns to the only person capable of keeping her alive while she uncovers the truth behind Janway’s demise --- her former lover and ex–CIA agent Alex Koves. That is, if he will even speak to her.
Forge Books * 9780765334947

A SERPENT'S TOOTH: A Walt Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson
A Mormon “lost boy,” Cord Lynear is searching for his missing mother, but clues are scarce. Walt Longmire and his companions, feisty deputy Victoria Moretti and longtime friend Henry Standing Bear, embark on a high plains scavenger hunt in hopes of reuniting mother and son. The trail leads them to an interstate polygamy group that’s presiding over a stockpile of weapons and harboring a vicious vendetta.
Viking Adult * 9780670026456

THE SHINING GIRLS by Lauren Beukes
Kirby Mazrachi is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women whose lives Harper Curtis is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times. At the urging of the House, Harper inserts himself into the lives of the shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. He's the ultimate hunter, vanishing into another time after each murder, untraceable --- until one of his victims survives.
Mulholland Books * 9780316216852

SUMMER DEATH by Mons Kallentoft
A teenage girl is found naked and bleeding in a city park, without any recollection of what has happened to her. Another grisly discovery is made on a lakeside beach, and the whole town is on edge. A serial killer walks among them, and while families withdraw to protect their young, Detective Malin Fors must uncover the secrets behind these crimes, potentially putting herself and her own family at risk in the process.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781451642544

Three iconic crossings are connected by a series of remarkable women whose personal stories are caught up in the swells of history. Beginning with Irish housemaid Lily Duggan, who crosses paths with Frederick Douglass, TRANSATLANTIC follows her daughter and granddaughter, and culminates in the present-day story of Hannah Carson, in whom all the hopes and failures of previous generations live on.
Random House * 9781400069590

It is 1930 in the midst of the Great Depression. After her mysterious role in a family tragedy, Thea Atwell has been cast out of her Florida home, exiled to an equestrienne boarding school for Southern debutantes. As Thea grapples with her responsibility for the events of the past year that led her to the Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, she finds herself enmeshed in a new order --- one that will change her sense of what is possible for herself, her family and her country.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594486401
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June 3rd

THE VANISHING ACT by Mette Jakobsen
On a small snow-covered island lives 12-year-old Minou, her philosopher Papa, Boxman the magician, and a clever dog called No-Name. A year earlier, Minou's mother left the house wearing her best shoes and carrying a large black umbrella. She never returned. One morning, Minou finds a dead boy washed up on the beach. Her father decides to lay him in the room that once belonged to her mother. Can her mother’s disappearance be explained by the boy?
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393345933

June 4th

AND WHEN SHE WAS GOOD by Laura Lippman
Heloise is a suburban madam who lives the life of “every mom” with soccer games and homework in between the hours where she runs her business and has her own customers, who spend time with her for a price. Life seems safe for her until another suburban madam is found dead, and suddenly the life she has built starts to feel a lot less secure.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062197733

BETWEEN YOU AND ME by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Logan Wade has built a life for herself in New York City, far from her unhappy childhood in Oklahoma. But when she gets the call that her famous cousin needs a new assistant, it’s an offer she can’t refuse. However, their reunion is quickly overshadowed by the toxic dynamic between Kelsey and her parents, causing Logan to question if their childhood has left them both too broken to succeed.
Washington Square Press * 9781439188200

THE CHAPERONE by Laura Moriarty
Only a few years before becoming a famous actress and an icon for her generation, a 15-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita to make it big in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a 36-year-old chaperone who is neither mother nor friend. Young Louise is known for her arrogance and her lack of respect for convention. Ultimately, the five weeks they spend together will change their lives forever.
Riverhead Trade * 9781594631436

This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading.
Vintage * 9780307739780

FLIGHT BEHAVIOR by Barbara Kingsolver
Set in the present day in the rural community of Feathertown, Tennessee, FLIGHT BEHAVIOR tells the story of Dellarobia Turnbow, a petite, razor-sharp 29-year-old who nurtured worldly ambitions before becoming pregnant and marrying at 17. Now, after more than a decade of tending to small children on a failing farm, oppressed by poverty, isolation and her husband's antagonistic family, she has mitigated her boredom by surrendering to an obsessive flirtation with a handsome younger man.
Harper Perennial * 9780062124272

THE FORGIVEN by Lawrence Osborne
Set in the Moroccan desert and reminiscent of Paul Bowles and Andre Dubus III, THE FORGIVEN is a haunting tale of a deadly accident and the reverberations it has on the lives of a group of Moroccan Muslims and expat "infidels" who converge on a luxurious desert villa during a decadent weekend-long party.
Hogarth * 9780307889041

GOLDBERG VARIATIONS: A Story of Three Cousins and a Fortune by Susan Isaacs
Elegant, amusing and profoundly nasty tycoon Gloria Garrison is shocked that none of her three grandchildren are interested in inheriting her brilliant, booming beauty business. What’s so grand about their lives that they would reject such a kingdom? Memories have a way of intruding at the most inopportune times. Is Gloria’s tough hide as impenetrable as she has always believed?
Scribner * 9781451605921

Hypnotherapist Ellen O'Farrell has finally found a man with relationship potential. However, Patrick comes with baggage. Some of his complications are delightful (such as his young son), and some are only to be expected in a young widower. However, one is particularly disturbing and/or intriguing: it seems that Patrick has a stalker.
Berkley Trade * 9780425260937

IN BETWEEN DAYS by Andrew Porter
The Harding family is teetering on the edge. Elson is recently divorced from his wife of 30 years, Cadence. Their grown son, Richard, still lives at home, resisting the career as a writer that beckons him. But when Chloe returns home after getting kicked out of college for reasons she can't explain to her family, the Hardings' lives begin to unravel.
Vintage * 9780307475183

For seven-year-old Raami, the shattering end of childhood begins the night her father comes home bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. Over the next four years, as she endures the deaths of family members, starvation and brutal forced labor, Raami clings to the remaining vestige of childhood --- the mythical legends and poems her father told her.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451657715

ISLAND OF BONES by Imogen Robertson
When an extra skeleton is found in a supposedly undisturbed crypt in the Lake District, Mrs. Westerman and Gabriel Crowther are asked to investigate. Mrs. Westerman, a woman looking to escape the sadness of her husband’s death, convinces Crowther they should examine the evidence. The mystery only deepens when family legacies come into play as well as an ancient relic thought to be lost.
Penguin Books * 9780143123316

JOYLAND by Stephen King

Paperback Original
Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, JOYLAND tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.
Hard Case Crime * 9781781162644

A secret grave is unearthed in the desert revealing the bodies of 19 women and the shocking truth that a serial killer has been operating undetected in Jeddah for more than a decade. But lead inspector Ibrahim Zahrani is more concerned about the disappearance of his mistress. Katya, one of the few women in the police department, is drawn into both investigations and must be increasingly careful to hide a secret of her own.
Back Bay Books * 9780316074254

A LITTLE SALTY TO CUT THE SWEET: Southern Stories of Faith, Family, and Fifteen Pounds of Bacon by Sophie Hudson

Paperback Original
Whether it’s a marathon bacon-frying session, a road trip gone hysterically wrong, or a mother-in-law who makes every trip to the grocery store an adventure, author Sophie Hudson reminds us how important it is to slow down and treasure the day-to-day encounters with the people we love the most. A LITTLE SALTY TO CUT THE SWEET is a cheerful, funny and tender account of Sophie’s very Southern family.
Tyndale House Publishers * 9781414375663

THE MIDDLESTEINS by Jami Attenberg
For more than 30 years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago. But now things are splintering apart, seemingly for one reason: Edie's enormous girth. When Richard abandons her, it is up to the next generation of Middlesteins to take control. Do Edie's devastating choices rest on her shoulders alone, or are others at fault, too?
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455507207

RANSOM RIVER by Meg Gardiner
Rory Mackenzie is back in her hometown of Ransom River, California, a place she vowed she would never visit again. While most of the town is focused on the tense and shocking circumstances of a high-profile murder trial, Rory’s return dredges up troubling memories that she can no longer ignore. But she soon realizes that exposing these dark skeletons has connected her to an old case that was never solved, and bringing the truth to light just might destroy her.
Signet * 9780451417893

TELL THE WOLVES I'M HOME by Carol Rifka Brunt
When renowned painter Finn Weiss dies of a mysterious illness, his 14-year-old niece, June, is devastated. He was the only person who ever truly understood her. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life --- someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.
Dial Press Trade Paperback * 9780812982855

Paperback Original

Young Leah attributes her ability to foretell the future to an invisible friend she calls the Rainbow Man. Her father, the town psychologist, is falling apart over his inability to heal his daughter or fix his marriage. When a dramatic and tragic turn of events leaves the town reeling and places everyone’s lives in danger, the townsfolk face a single choice: Will they cling to what they know, or embrace the things Leah believes in that cannot be seen?
Thomas Nelson * 9781401688219

THE WISHING TREE by Marybeth Whalen
Paperback Original

Ivy Marshall discovers that her husband has cheated on her on the very same day her sister’s boyfriend proposes on national television. When Ivy’s mother asks her to come back to her family’s beach home to plan her sister’s upcoming wedding, she decides to use the excuse to escape from the pain of her broken heart. When her return brings Ivy face to face with her former fiancé, old feelings are rekindled and she wonders if there is a future for them.
Zondervan * 9780310334880

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