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July 16, 2013

July 16, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of July 15th and July 22nd that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of July 15th in Hardcover

July 15th

ROSE KENNEDY: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch by Barbara A. Perry
In her compelling and intimate portrait, presidential historian Barbara A. Perry captures Rose Kennedy’s essential contributions to the incomparable Kennedy dynasty. This biography --- the first to draw on an invaluable cache of Rose’s newly released diaries and letters --- unearths the complexities behind the impeccable persona she showed the world.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393068955


July 16th

BLOOD & BEAUTY: The Borgias by Sarah Dunant
By the end of the 15th century, the beauty and creativity of Italy is matched by its brutality and corruption, nowhere more than in Rome and inside the Church. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy as Alexander VI, he is defined by his blood: He is a Spanish Pope in a city run by Italians. If the Borgias are to triumph, this charismatic, consummate politician must use papacy and family --- in particular, his eldest son, Cesare, and his daughter Lucrezia --- in order to succeed.
Random House * 9781400069293

DOWNFALL by Jeff Abbott
The simplest beginnings can unravel a life. For Sam Capra, it is the moment a beautiful young woman walks into his San Francisco bar. An ex-CIA agent, his only desire now is to build a quiet, peaceful home for himself and his infant son. But Diana Keene is no ordinary customer. She's pursued by two gunmen, and when she finds Sam, she whispers an urgent, desperate plea: "Help me." And without any warning, Sam is thrust into a fight for his life.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455528431

THE ENGLISH GIRL by Daniel Silva
When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister's career is threatened with destruction. Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth.
Harper * 9780062073167

FIRST SIGHT by Danielle Steel
When two very different worlds and strong-willed people collide, everything changes in an instant, as they confront the age-old question of whether to lay oneself bare and risk intimacy --- or not. Are they brave enough to face what comes next? And will they do it together or apart? FIRST SIGHT is a tale of daring to take risks, and losing control just enough to have a life, when the opportunity presents itself.
Delacorte Press * 9780385338301

THE HOMECOMING by Carsten Stroud
When two plane crashes set off a spellbinding chain reaction of murder, inadvertent kidnapping, corporate corruption, and financial double-dealing, it’s not enough that Niceville detective Nick Kavanaugh (ex–Special Forces) has to investigate. He and his wife, family lawyer Kate, have also just taken in brutally orphaned Rainey Teague. Something bothers Nick about Rainey --- and it isn’t just that the woman in charge of attendance at Rainey’s prep school has disappeared.
Knopf * 9780307700964

HUNTING EVE: An Eve Duncan Novel by Iris Johansen
The stakes are raised even higher in book two of Iris Johansen’s new Eve Duncan trilogy as Eve battles the man who is holding her prisoner. Secrets about why Eve has been targeted come into the light, bringing Eve even closer to danger. With its cliffhanger ending, HUNTING EVE sets up perfectly for the finale, SILENCING EVE.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250019998


Nate Piven, a rising star in Brooklyn’s literary scene, has his pick of both magazine assignments and women. In this 21st-century literary world, wit and conversation are not at all dead. Is romance? Nate thinks of himself as beyond superficial judgment, yet constantly struggles with his own status anxiety --- he is drawn to women, yet has a habit of letting them down.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805097450

LOVE, DISHONOR, MARRY, DIE, CHERISH, PERISH leaps cities and decades as David Rakoff sings the song of an America whose freedoms can be intoxicating, or brutal. The characters' lives are linked to each other by acts of generosity or cruelty. Rakoff's insistence on beauty and the necessity of kindness in a selfish world raises this novel far above mere satire.
Doubleday * 9780385535212

THE NEVER LIST by Koethi Zan
Best friends Sarah and Jennifer kept what they called the “Never List”: a list of actions to be avoided, for safety’s sake, at all costs. But against their best instincts, they accept a cab ride one night and suffer the consequences --- for the next three years, they are held captive with two other girls in a dungeon-like cellar. Ten years later, when her abductor is up for parole, Sarah goes on a cross-country chase and begins unraveling a mystery more horrifying than even she could have imagined.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670026517

STRANDED: A Maggie O'Dell Novel by Alex Kava
When FBI special agent Maggie O'Dell and her partner, Tully, discover the remains of a young woman in a highway ditch, the one clue left behind is a map that will send Maggie and Tully on a frantic hunt crisscrossing the country to stop a madman before he kills again. As the body count rises, she turns to a former foe for help. As she gets closer to finding the killer, it becomes eerily clear that Maggie is the ultimate target.
Doubleday * 9780385535540

Hope Tantry arrives at the small cottage where her mother, Ally, spent the last years of her life. Ally had used the cottage as a writer’s retreat while she worked on her unpublished biography of Beatrix Potter, yet Hope knows little about her mother’s time there. Traveling with Hope are friends Anna Page and Julie, who are grappling with issues of a different era. They’ve come to help Hope sort through her mother’s personal effects, yet what they find is a tangled family history.
Ballantine Books * 9780345530288

THE WIDOW’S STRIKE: A Pike Logan Thriller by Brad Taylor
In the fourth installment of Brad Taylor’s bestselling thriller series, the Taskforce --- led by Pike Logan and his partner, Jennifer Cahill --- must stop a suicide bomber intent on triggering a global epidemic. THE WIDOW'S STRIKE ties together government-sanctioned terrorist activities, nefarious multinational conglomerates, and frighteningly plausible science.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953111

WITCH WRAITH: The Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks
For centuries, the Four Lands enjoyed freedom from its demon-haunted past, protected by magic-enhanced borders from the dark dimension known as the Forbidding and the profound evil imprisoned there. But now the unthinkable is happening: The ancient wards securing the barrier between order and mayhem have begun to erode --- and generations of bloodthirsty, monstrous creatures, fueled by a rage thousands of years in the making, are poised to spill forth, seeking revenge for what was done to them.
Del Rey * 9780345523532
On Sale the Week of July 15th in Paperback

July 16th

BRILLIANCE by Marcus Sakey
Paperback Original

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in --- and betray his own kind.
Thomas & Mercer * 9781611099690

THE JOY BRIGADE by Martin Limon
In this pulse-racing ninth adventure in Martin Limon’s series, Sergeant George Sueño heads north of Korea's DMZ on a mission to prevent war between the Communist North and the American-allied South.
Soho Crime * 9781616953973

Born to a Russian family of lower nobility, Xenia is a passionate dreamer who cares little for social conventions. She unexpectedly falls in love with Andrei, a handsome solider with the Imperial choir. Their perfect happiness is constantly overshadowed by the petty demands of life at the royal court and her obsession to have a child. However, she is certain that tragedy will strike; when it finally does, Xenia begins giving away her possessions and mysteriously vanishes.
Harper Perennial * 9780061231469

A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY by Elizabeth Adler
Fifteen-year-old Issy and her newly single mother, Caroline, are struggling to find their way alone, as well as together. Issy still adores her father and secretly blames her mother for their change in life. When Caroline’s dream of restoring an old barn into a restaurant finally begins to come true, her chance at happiness hangs in the balance as whispers of murder and vengeance find their way to her.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250005632

THE POISONED PILGRIM: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch
Paperback Original

Two monks from the monastery at Andechs experiment with cutting-edge technology, including a method of deflecting the lighting that has previously set the monastery ablaze. When one of the monks disappears and his lab is destroyed, foul play is suspected. But as famed hangman Jakob Kuisl and his family attempt to solve the mystery of the missing monk, they must deal with both the eccentric denizens of the monastery and villagers who view the monks’ inventions as witchcraft that must be destroyed at all costs.
Mariner Books * 9780544114609

Sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnessed a shocking crime that challenged everything she knew about her family, especially her mother, Dorothy. Now, 50 years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress. A family gathering for Dorothy’s 90th birthday leads Laurel to search for answers to the questions that still haunt her from that long-ago day --- answers that can only be found in Dorothy’s past.
Washington Square Press * 9781439152812

TRIBURBIA by Karl Taro Greenfeld
Thrown together by circumstance, a group of fathers meet each morning at a local coffee shop after walking their children to their exclusive school. Over the course of a single year, we learn about their dreams deferred, their secrets and mishaps, their passions and hopes, as they confront terrible truths about ambition, wealth and sex.
Harper Perennial * 9780062132406

TRUE BELIEVERS by Kurt Andersen
Karen Hollander is a celebrated attorney who recently removed herself from consideration for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her reasons have their roots in 1968 --- an episode she’s managed to keep secret for more than 40 years. Now, with the imminent publication of her memoir, she’s about to let the world in on that shocking secret --- as soon as she can track down the answers to a few crucial last questions.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812978896

Paperback Original

Hunted by a shadowy foe in Bloody Mary’s court, Brendan Prescott plunges into London’s treacherous underworld to unravel a dark conspiracy that could make Elizabeth queen --- or send her to her death --- in THE TUDOR CONSPIRACY, the second installment of the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles, following 2011’s THE TUDOR SECRET.

St. Martin's Griffin * 9780312658496
On Sale the Week of July 22nd in Hardcover

July 23rd

by J. M. Sidorova

THE AGE OF ICE is an enchanting and inventive debut novel from J. M. Sidorova about a lovelorn 18th-century Russian noble, cursed with longevity and an immunity to cold, whose quest for the truth behind his condition spans two thrilling centuries and a stunning array of historical events.
Scribner * 9781451692716

& SONS by David Gilbert
The funeral of Charles Henry Topping would have been a minor affair but for the presence of one particular mourner: author A. N. Dyer, whose novel Ampersand stands as a classic of American teenage angst. But as Andrew Newbold Dyer delivers the eulogy for his oldest friend, he suffers a breakdown over the life he’s led and the people he’s hurt and the novel that will endure as his legacy. He must gather his three sons for the first time in many years --- before it’s too late.
Random House * 9780812993967

LIGHT OF THE WORLD: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke
Louisiana Sherriff’s Detective Dave Robicheaux and his longtime friend and partner, Clete Purcel, are vacationing in Montana when a series of suspicious events leads them to believe that their lives --- and the lives of their families --- are in danger. Robicheaux's daughter, Alafair, thinks she sees a familiar face following her around town. But how could convicted sadist and serial killer Asa Surette be loose on the streets of Montana?
Simon & Schuster * 9781476710761

ON THE COME UP: A Novel, Based on a True Story by Hannah Weyer
Thirteen-year-old AnnMarie Walker dreams of a world beyond Far Rockaway, where the sway of the neighborhood keeps her tied to old ideas about success. While attending a school for pregnant teens, AnnMarie comes across a flyer advertising movie auditions in Manhattan. Four months before she’s due to give birth, she lands a lead role. But when the film fades from view and the realities of her life set in, AnnMarie’s grit and determination are the only tools left to keep her moving forward.
Nan A. Talese * 9780385537322

SHORECLIFF by Ursula DeYoung
Spending the summer of 1928 in a big house on the Maine coast with his 10 older cousins and a gaggle of aunts and uncles seems like a dream come true to lonely 13-year-old Richard. But as he wanders through the bustling house, Richard witnesses scenes and conversations not meant for him and watches as the family he adores disintegrates into a tangle of lust, jealousy and betrayal. He soon finds himself drawn into the confusion and forced to cover for his relatives' romantic intrigues.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316213394

UNLEASHED: An Andy Carpenter Mystery by David Rosenfelt
Andy Carpenter’s accountant, Sam Willis, receives a phone call from Barry Price, a high school friend he hasn’t spoken to in years, pleading for help with something too frightening to discuss on the phone. Barry needs Sam’s financial acumen and Andy's legal expertise, but by the time Sam makes it to Barry's house, Barry has already taken off on a private airplane headed somewhere. They soon learn that Barry’s plane has crashed and come to the terrifying realization that Sam was also supposed to have been killed on that plane.
Minotaur Books * 9781250024725

THE WHITE PRINCESS by Philippa Gregory
Henry Tudor must marry the princess of the enemy house, Elizabeth of York, to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades. But his bride is still in love with his slain enemy, Richard III --- and her mother and half of England dream of a missing heir, sent into the unknown by the White Queen. When a young man who would be king invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother.
Touchstone * 9781451626094

July 25th

When a would-be client turns stalker, literary agent Jo Donovan is more angry than shaken. Meanwhile, a biography of her husband, Hugo, is in the works, and the author’s digging threatens to destroy the foundations of Jo’s carefully constructed life. As the web of suspicion grows wider and her stalker ups the ante, she’s persuaded to go to the police. There Jo finds herself face-to-face with an old flame: the handsome Tommy Cullen, who is now an NYPD detective.
Viking Adult * 9780670026500

On Sale the Week of July 22nd in Paperback

July 23rd

When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. What lies behind Pagford’s pretty façade is a town at war. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town’s council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
Back Bay Books * 9780316228589

COLLATERAL by Ellen Hopkins
A graduate student named Ashley meets Cole, a handsome Marine, and their relationship evolves into a deeply felt, sexually charged love affair that goes on for five years and survives four deployments. Cole desperately wants Ashley to marry him, but when she meets another man, a college professor, with similar professional pursuits and values, she begins to see what life might be like outside the shadow of war.
Atria Books * 9781451626384

HHhH by Laurent Binet
The most lethal man in Hitler’s cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich seemed indestructible --- until two exiled operatives, a Slovak and a Czech, killed him and changed the course of history. In Laurent Binet’s debut, we follow Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš from their dramatic escape from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to their fatal attack on Heydrich and their own brutal deaths in the basement of a Prague church.
Picador * 9781250033345

THE SUMMER HOUSE by Marcia Willett
Matt has always felt that there was something missing in his life and has been puzzled by his childhood photos. Why doesn’t he remember those clothes? The toys? And where in those pictures is his sister, Imogen? Meanwhile, Imogen is living with her husband and their baby in a rented cottage. Ever since she was a child, she has loved the charming cottage known as the Summer House, and now she has a chance to buy it. But when her husband refuses to move, Imogen begins to question the seemingly picturesque life she has built for herself.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250030450

WE SINNERS by Hanna Pylväinen
The Rovaniemis and their nine children belong to a deeply traditional church in modern-day Michigan. A normal family in many ways, the Rovaniemis struggle with sibling rivalry, parental expectations, and forming their own unique identities in such a large family. But when two of the children venture from the faith, the family fragments and a haunting question emerges: Do we believe for ourselves, or for each other?
Picador * 9781250032188

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