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July 23, 2013

July 23, 2013

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

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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

On Sale the Week of July 29th in Hardcover


July 30th

DEATH ANGEL by Linda Fairstein
DEATH ANGEL takes readers into the storied history of New York’s Central Park with Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman as they race to track down a serial killer before yet another young woman is found dead. Is the body discovered in the Ramble the first victim of a deranged psychopath, or are other missing women in years past whose remains have never been found connected to this savage attack?
Dutton Adult * 9780525953876

by C. J. Box

Two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road, and it is the last time anyone hears from them again. Cody Hoyt, who has just lost his job as police investigator, begins the drive south to the girls’ last known location. Meanwhile, his former rookie partner, Cassie Dewell, discovers that Gracie and Danielle Sullivan aren’t the first girls who have disappeared in this area. This majestic landscape is the hunting ground for a killer whose viciousness is outmatched only by his intelligence.
Minotaur Books * 9780312583200

THE HUSBAND’S SECRET by Liane Moriarty
Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret --- something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive…
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam * 9780399159343

SEA CREATURES by Susanna Daniel
As Georgia returns to her hometown of Miami with her toddler son and husband, she is hoping for a fresh start. They have left Illinois trailing scandal and disappointment in their wake. When Georgia takes a job as an errand runner for an artist, she's surprised to find that her life changes dramatically and for the better. But the family's challenges return worse than before, and Georgia must face the fact that her choices have put her son in grave danger.
Harper * 9780062219602

August 1st

THE LAST ALIBI by David Ellis
Two women have recently been murdered, seemingly by the same killer, and James Drinker thinks he will be the police’s main suspect. He is the only link between the victims and has no alibi for the night of either murder, so he hires Jason Kolarich for his defense. As Kolarich begins to probe his client’s life and story more closely, it quickly becomes clear that nothing about James Drinker is what it seems…and that the target of the frame-up isn’t Drinker, but Kolarich.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158803

LOOKING FOR PALESTINE: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family by Najla Said
Najla Said grew up in New York City, confused and conflicted about her cultural background and identity. She may have been born a Palestinian Lebanese American, but in Said’s mind she grew up first as a WASP, then as a teenage Jew, essentially denying her true roots. As she grew older, it became impossible for Said to continue to pick and choose her identity, forcing her to see herself and her passions more clearly.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594487088

An article transports Antonio Yammara back to when the war between Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar’s Medellín cartel and government forces played out violently in Colombia’s streets and in the skies above. Troubled by disturbing memories of a friend's murder, Antonio begins to discover the many ways in which his own life and his friend’s family have been shaped by his country’s recent violent past.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594487484

Nora Fischer’s dissertation is stalled, and her boyfriend is about to marry another woman. During a miserable weekend at a friend’s wedding, Nora wanders off and walks through a portal into a different world where she is transformed from a drab grad student into a stunning beauty. But her new fantasy world eventually turns darker, and when a passage home finally opens, Nora must weigh her “real life” against the dangerous power of love and magic.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670023660

On Sale the Week of July 29th in Paperback


July 30th

ALEX CROSS, RUN by James Patterson
Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, as well as for his wild "industry parties." After Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees, three beautiful women are brutally murdered. While Alex is feeling the pressure to solve these cases, someone else is investigating him --- someone so obsessed and so twisted that they'll do anything to get the vengeance they require.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455521500

On Manhattan's Upper East Side, a woman named Marta lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. When someone steals the files out of Marta's office, Eve must immerse herself in her billionaire husband Roarke's world of big business to figure out who's cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman.
Berkley * 9780425250730

A CRIMINAL DEFENSE: A Harlan Donnally Novel by Steven Gore
Paperback Original

Is criminal defense attorney Mark Hamlin the victim of murder --- or of a dangerous sexual encounter gone wrong? Former detective Harlan Donnally had no desire to immerse himself in the deceit that was Hamlin's career...nor entangle himself in the corrupted loyalties that turned the dead lawyer's associates into both co-conspirators and suspects. But the presiding judge demanded otherwise --- and that might cost Donnally his life.
Harper * 9780062025074

DEAR LIFE: Stories by Alice Munro
Alice Munro’s peerless ability to give us the essence of a life in often brief but always spacious and timeless stories is once again apparent everywhere in her new collection. In story after story, she illumines the moment a life is forever altered by a chance encounter or an action not taken, or by a simple twist of fate that turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into a new way of being or thinking.
Vintage * 9780307743725

DEATH IN THE FLOATING CITY: A Lady Emily Mystery by Tasha Alexander
Emily's childhood nemesis, Emma Callum, turns to Emily when her father-in-law is murdered and her husband vanishes. Emily soon realizes that to solve the present-day crime, she must first unravel a centuries-old puzzle. But the past does not give up its secrets easily, especially when these revelations might threaten the interests of some very powerful people.
Minotaur Books * 9781250029768

by Richard Russo
After eight commanding works of fiction, Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they all struggled variously to escape.
Vintage * 9780307949769

GHOSTMAN by Roger Hobbs
When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from someone who’s occasionally called Jack. While it’s doubtful that anyone knows his true identity, he does entirely as he pleases and is almost impossible to get in touch with. But within hours, a private jet is flying him to New Jersey and right into a spectacular mess. He has only 48 hours until the twice-stolen cash literally explodes.
Vintage * 9780307950499

by Donna VanLiere
Ever since Ivorie Walker’s parents passed away, she has hidden her loneliness behind a fierce independence and good humor. When a feral, dirty-faced boy steals from her vegetable garden, Ivorie steps out of her comfort zone to uncover answers about him and unleashes a firestorm in the town --- a place where secrets stay secret.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250031877

THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR by Debbie Macomber
Jo Marie Rose arrives in the Pacific Northwest town of Cedar Cove seeking peace and a fresh start after the death of her husband. She purchases a local bed-and-breakfast, yet the inn holds more surprises than Jo Marie can imagine. Joshua Weaver, who has come to care for his ailing stepfather, and Abby Kincaid, who is back in town for her brother's wedding, are among the cast of characters who find love, forgiveness and renewal behind the doors of the Rose Harbor Inn.
Ballantine Books * 9780345535252

ME BEFORE YOU by Jojo Moyes
Louisa Clark takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life and is pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Louisa refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
Penguin Books * 9780143124542

READY TO DIE: A Selena Alvarez/Regan Pescoli Novel by Lisa Jackson
Paperback Original

Nothing can prepare you to face a killer. Six faces, all guilty --- and detectives Regan Pescoli and Selena Alvarez are at the top of his list. One by one, he'll stalk them, then he'll squeeze the trigger, savoring the way each lifeless body crumples to the reddening snow. One down already. And then there were five. When hunter meets prey, both must be willing to kill --- and ready to die.
Zebra * 9781420118513

by Gregg Hurwitz
Nate Overbay --- a divorced former solider suffering from PTSD and slowly dying from ALS --- is about to commit suicide when a crew of robbers bursts into a bank. With nothing to lose, Nate confronts the robbers, taking them out one-by-one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning. Soon he is kidnapped by the mastermind of the failed heist and is given an ultimatum that could lead to the murder of his ex-wife and teenage daughter.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9781250029430

Paperback Original

Betty Jewel Hughes was once the hottest black jazz singer in Memphis. But when she finds herself pregnant and alone, she gives up her dream of being a star to raise her beautiful daughter, Billie, in Shakerag, Mississippi. Now, 10 years later, in 1955, Betty Jewel is dying of cancer and looking for someone to care for Billie when she's gone. With no one she can count on, Betty Jewel does the unthinkable: she takes out a want ad seeking a loving mother for her daughter.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778315193

THY NEIGHBOR by Norah Vincent
Obsessed with understanding the circumstances surrounding his parents’ deaths and deranged by his relentless sorrow, Nick Walsh begins a campaign of spying on his neighbors via hidden cameras and microphones he has covertly installed in their houses. As he observes all the things that his neighbors do to themselves and to one another, and as he learns that he himself is being stalked, he begins to slowly unravel the shocking truth about how and why his parents died.
Penguin Books * 9780143123668

THE TOMBS: A Fargo Adventure by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry

Husband-and-wife Sam and Remi Fargo and their friend hunt for Attila the Hun's tomb, which supposedly contained a vast amount of treasure. They follow a trail that leads them across the eastern hemisphere and pits them against others who are hungry for Attila's treasure.
Berkley * 9780425265079

TWO GRAVES by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
For 12 years, he believed she died in an accident. Then, he was told she’d been murdered. Now, FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast discovers that his beloved wife Helen is alive. But their reunion is cut short when Helen is brazenly abducted before his eyes. Pendergast is forced to embark on a furious cross-country chase to rescue her --- but what he finds is the origin of a nefarious international plot that he is unwittingly at the heart of.

Grand Central Publishing * 9780446555005

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