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June 4, 2013

June 4, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of June 3rd and June 10th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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
On Sale the Week of June 3rd in Paperback

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

CORRUPT PRACTICES: A Parker Stern Novel by Robert Rotstein

A Los Angeles church, considered by some to be a powerful cult, charges Rich Baxter with embezzling millions. Rich reaches out to Parker Stern to come to his defense. Parker hasn’t entered a courtroom since developing severe stage fright after his mentor, Harmon Cherry, committed suicide. Rich claims that Cherry did not kill himself; he was murdered by someone connected to the church. At first, Parker doesn’t believe it --- until disturbing events force him to question what’s really happening.
Seventh Street Books * 9781616147914

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
On Sale the Week of June 10th in Hardcover

June 11th

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty and quickly grew into fashion icons. The wives would eventually form the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support, and have now been friends for more than 50 years.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455503254

BAD MONKEY by Carl Hiaasen
Andrew Yancy has a human arm in his freezer. There’s a logical explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig. But first, he must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events with a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters.
Knopf * 9780307272591

When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she has no idea that Nick’s family home looks like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets, among others, Nick's formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should --- and should not --- marry.
Doubleday * 9780385536974

THE ENGAGEMENTS by J. Courtney Sullivan
As the lives and marriages of four couples unfold in surprising ways, we meet Frances Gerety, a young advertising copywriter in 1947. Frances is working on the De Beers campaign and needs a signature line, so, one night before bed, she scribbles a phrase on a scrap of paper: “A Diamond Is Forever.” And that line changes everything.
Knopf * 9780307958716

EVIL AND THE MASK by Fuminori Nakamura
In Fumihiro Kuki’s wealthy family, it’s tradition that a patriarch, when reaching the end of his life, will beget one last child to dedicate to causing misery in a world that cannot be controlled or saved. Eleven-year-old Fumihiro will be specially educated to learn to create as much destruction and unhappiness in the world around him as a single person can. But as his education progresses, he begins to question his father's mandate.
Soho Crime * 9781616952129

Noa P. Singleton was found guilty of first-degree murder 10 years ago. Now, just six months away from her execution date, Noa is visited by Marlene Dixon, an attorney who is also the heartbroken mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing. She tells Noa that she has had a change of heart and will do everything in her power to convince the governor to commute the sentence to life in prison -- if Noa will finally reveal what led her to commit her crime.
Crown * 9780385347433

THE HANGING by Lotte Hammer and Soren Hammer
One morning before school, two children find the naked bodies of five men hanging from the gym ceiling. The case leads Detective Konrad Simonsen and his murder squad to the school janitor, who may know more about the killings than he is telling. Soon, Simonsen realizes that each of the five murdered men had a dark and terrible secret in common. And when Simonsen’s own daughter is targeted, he must race to find the culprit before his whole world is destroyed.
Minotaur Books * 9780312656645

KERRIGAN IN COPENHAGEN: A Love Story by Thomas E. Kennedy
Kerrigan is writing a guide book to his adopted city of Copenhagen. Specifically, it’s a guide to the city's drinking establishments, of which there are more than 1,500. Kerrigan, an American expat fleeing a brutal family tragedy, has plenty he wants to numb.The only problem with his project is his research associate, a voluptuous, green-eyed gal who makes him tremble with forgotten desire.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620401095

Cotton Malone and his 15-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. As a favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he has stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown --- an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets.
Ballantine Books * 9780345526540

THE LAST ORIGINAL WIFE by Dorothea Benton Frank
When a series of setbacks shake Leslie Anne Greene Carter’s world and push her to the edge, she decides to take some time for herself --- in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. In her brother’s stately historic home, she’s going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing steamy kisses with her first love on Sullivans Island.
William Morrow * 9780062132468

MY ISL@M: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind --- and Doubt Freed My Soul by Amir Ahmad Nasr
Part memoir, part passionate call for liberty, reason and doing work that matters, MY ISL@M tells the tale of how the Internet opened the eyes and heart of a once fearful young Muslim to a world beyond the dogmatism of his upbringing, and recounts his transformation into a defiant digital activist.
St. Martin’s Press * 9781250016799

RUN, BROTHER, RUN: A Memoir of a Murder in My Family by David Berg
In 1968, David Berg’s brother, Alan, was murdered by Charles Harrelson, a notorious hit man and father of actor Woody Harrelson. Alan was only 31 when he disappeared; six months later, his remains were found in a ditch in Texas. RUN, BROTHER, RUN is Berg’s story of the murder. But it is also his account of the psychic destruction of the Berg family by the author’s father, who allowed a grievous blunder at the age of 23 to define his life.
Scribner * 9781476715636

SHADOW PEOPLE by James Swain
Magician Peter Warlock is a psychic who peers into the future. During a séance, he is confronted by a group of evil spirits called shadow people, beings who have the power to kidnap a person’s soul. The shadow people are connected to a serial killer who Peter must find in real time before he claims his next victim. To save many lives, Peter may have to tap into a legacy that he has always dreaded…and a power that may consume him.
Tor Books * 9780765329950

THE SILVER STAR by Jeannette Walls
“Bean” Holladay and her sister, Liz, are left to fend for themselves when their mother, Charlotte, takes off to find herself. The girls decide to take the bus to Virginia, where their Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that has been in Charlotte’s family for generations. When school starts in the fall, it’s Bean who easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn. And then something happens to Liz.
Scribner * 9781451661507

THE SPY WHO LOVED: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville by Clare Mulley
In June 1952, Christine Granville was murdered by an obsessed colleague. That she died young was perhaps unsurprising; that she had survived the Second World War was remarkable. The daughter of a feckless Polish aristocrat and his wealthy Jewish wife, Granville would become one of Britain’s most daring and highly decorated special agents. In THE SPY WHO LOVED, Clare Mulley tells the extraordinary history of this charismatic, difficult, fearless, and altogether extraordinary woman.
St. Martin’s Press * 9781250030320

TIME FLIES by Claire Cook
Melanie is old enough to know that high school reunions are often a big disappointment. But when her best friend makes her buy a ticket and an old flame gets in touch to see if she’ll be going, she fantasizes that returning to her past might help her find her future --- until her highway driving phobia resurfaces and threatens to hold her back from the adventure of a lifetime.
Touchstone * 9781451673678

TRAINS AND LOVERS by Alexander McCall Smith
The rocking motion of the train as it speeds along, the sound of its wheels on the rails. There’s something special about this form of travel that makes for easy conversation, which is just what happens to the four strangers who meet in TRAINS AND LOVERS. As they journey by rail from Edinburgh to London, the four travelers pass the time by sharing tales of trains that have changed their lives.
Pantheon * 9780307908544

THE WHY OF THINGS by Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop
Since the tragic loss of her 17-year-old daughter less than a year ago, Joan Jacobs has been working hard to keep her tight-knit family from coming apart. But she and her husband, Anders, are unable to snap back from their isolation into the familiarity and warmth they so desperately need. So they flee to their summer home in search of peace and renewal, but moments after they arrive, the family is confronted with an eerily similar tragedy.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451695755

June 13th

CIRCLE OF SHADOWS : A Westerman/Crowther Mystery by Imogen Robertson
As Germany’s elite are celebrating Shrove Tuesday of 1784 with a masked ball, the beautiful Lady Martesen is murdered. Daniel Clode, brother-in-law to Harriet Westerman, is found near the body. All evidence points to him as the killer. As Daniel awaits execution, Westerman and her reclusive companion, anatomist Gabriel Crowther, arrive and quickly encounter a court full of opulence, intrigue and deadly secrets.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670026289

THE FARAWAY NEARBY by Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own stories --- of her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illness --- Solnit revisits fairy tales and entertains other stories. Woven together, these stories create a map that charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling, reframing who each of us is and how we might tell our story.
Viking Adult * 9780670025961

When Lucy Lovett’s husband loses his job, she is forced to give up her posh life in London and move their family to a tiny apartment in Manhattan, where he has managed to secure a lowly position. Homesick and resentful at first, Lucy soon embarks on the love affair of her life --- not with her husband, but with New York City and the three women who befriend her.
Amy Einhorn Books * 9780399160219

When rare-manuscript expert Joseph Barkeley is hired to authenticate and purchase the original draft and notes for Bram Stoker's Dracula, little does he know that the reclusive buyer is a member of the oldest family in Transylvania. After delivering the manuscript to the legendary Bran Castle, Barkeley realizes that he has become a prisoner to the son of Vlad Dracul. To earn his freedom, Barkeley must decipher cryptic messages hidden in the text of the original Dracula that reveal the burial sites of certain Dracul family members.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158551

In 1958 Detroit, Grace eagerly awaits her first born, while best friend Julia prepares to welcome twin nieces. However, life erupts when childlike Elizabeth disappears while in the care of Grace and Julia. All the ladies fear that the recent murder of a black woman at the factory where their husbands work may warn of what has become of Elizabeth, and they worry what is yet to become of Julia --- the last to see Elizabeth alive.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953968

THE WIDOW WALTZ by Sally Koslow
Ben Silver had it all --- a successful law practice, a New York apartment overlooking Central Park, a beach house, fine art, club memberships. Yet when a massive coronary fells him while training for the New York City Marathon, it’s revealed that his life was a lie. He’s left his wife, Georgia Waltz, and their two daughters almost penniless. Georgia must now rally to support her family while mourning a husband whose private enigmas keep surfacing.
Viking Adult * 9780670025640
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DIE A STRANGER: An Alex McKnight Novel by Steve Hamilton
A plane lands in a deserted Upper Peninsula with five dead bodies. Alex McKnight must investigate, but there is a huge possibility that Alex’s best friend, Vinnie LeBlanc, Ojibwa tribal member and blackjack dealer, is involved. Alex will soon find out that the stakes are higher than he ever could have imagined.
Minotaur Books * 9781250000101

INVISIBLE MURDER by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis
In this follow-up to THE BOY IN THE SUITCASE, Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg doesn’t realize she is putting life and family on the line when she tries to treat a group of sick Hungarian gypsies who are living illegally in a Copenhagen garage. Nina has unwittingly thrown herself into a deadly nest of the unscrupulous and the desperate, and what is at stake is much more terrifying than anyone had realized.
Soho Crime * 9781616953287

Three elderly men are gunned down at a local diner. One of the witnesses to the brutal incident was Carla Elkins, the prosecuting attorney’s daughter, who believes she might be uniquely placed to help her mother do her job. But could Carla also end up doing more harm than good --- in fact, putting her own life in danger?
Minotaur Books * 9781250028754

THE MAP OF THE SKY by Felix J. Palma
A love story serves as the backdrop for THE MAP OF THE SKY when New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry millionaire Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the extraterrestrial invasion featured in H. G. Wells’s popular novel THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. What follows are three interconnected plots that create a breathtaking tale of time travel and mystery.
Atria Books * 9781451660326

MONKEY MIND: A Memoir of Anxiety by Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith pulls no punches as he recalls how pernicious and perpetual anxiety kept him frazzled and frightened for many years. With humor, candor and spot-on insight from years of experience, he escorts readers through the twin minefields of anxiety and panic attacks that used to run and ruin his life.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439177310

THE RECEPTIONIST: An Education at The New Yorker by Janet Groth
Janet Groth recalls the two decades she spent as a receptionist for The New Yorker in this memoir that details the comings and goings, marriages and divorces, scandalous affairs, failures, triumphs and tragedies of the eccentric inhabitants of the 18th floor. During those single-in-the-city years, Groth tried on many identities, but eventually she would have to leave The New Yorker to find her true self.
Algonquin Books * 9781616203061

Dr. Laura Pavlov, an American forensic archaeologist, is about to unravel a mystery that promises to shed light on one of the 20th century’s greatest enigmas. Pavlov’s discovery sets her on an unlikely journey to Ireland, where a carefully hidden account of a years-old covert mission is about to change the accepted course of world history and hurl her back into the past --- into a maelstrom of deceit, secrets and lies.
Howard Books * 9781451669459

SOME REMARKS: Essays and Other Writing by Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson’s remarkable collection brings together previously published short writings, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as a new essay (and an extremely short story) created specifically for this volume. Stephenson ponders a wealth of subjects, from movies and politics to David Foster Wallace and the Midwestern American College Town; the future of publishing; and the origins of his novels.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062024442

THIS BRIGHT RIVER by Patrick Somerville
Lauren and Ben are dealing with very different problems in their lives. Lauren came back home after a chain of violent events in the medical field left her jobless, while Ben bottomed out after a series of bad decisions. Their paths intertwine, and it isn't too long before they are questioning if each is what the other needs, or the last thing in the world either one can handle.
Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books * 9780316129305


After a seven-year-old girl fires a nail gun at her grandmother's neck, children across the world start killing their families. But is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620401170

WHAT COMES NEXT by John Katzenbach
When a retired academician witnesses a lovely young woman snatched off the street, he is unsatisfied by the police response and vows to find her on his own. She has been kidnapped and held prisoner by a married couple who have started an exclusive website, “What Comes Next,” on which viewers can watch, in real time, what befalls their victims.
Mysterious Press * 9780802121257

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