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August 6, 2013

August 6, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of August 5th and August 12th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of August 5th in Hardcover

August 5th

BREWSTER by Mark Slouka
Wracked by guilt over his older brother’s childhood death, 16-year-old Jon Mosher turns his rage into victories running track. Meanwhile, Ray Cappicciano is trying to take care of his baby brother while staying out of the way of his abusive father. Jon and Ray form a tight friendship, but it’s not until Ray falls in love with Karen Dorsey that the three friends begin to dream of breaking away from Brewster for good. Freedom, however, has its price.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393239751

MISTRESS by James Patterson and David Ellis
Unable to control his racing thoughts, Ben is consumed by his obsessions --- especially Diana Hotchkiss, who Ben knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, his infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life. Ben soon discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a shocking double life. And now someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana's illicit affairs.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316211079

August 6th

THE BEAST: A Decker/Lazarus Novel by Faye Kellerman
Over the years, Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus have faced a number of tough challenges at home and on the job. Consumed by chasing serial killers and psychopaths, they never forgot their first priority: raising their close-knit family and sustaining the bonds of love, devotion and trust that define their marriage. But two very different cases will challenge their most heartfelt beliefs and lead them to reevaluate everything they hold dear.
William Morrow * 9780062121752

BLOOD OF THE LAMB: A Novel of Secrets by Sam Cabot
While in Rome, American Jesuit priest Thomas Kelly is called upon to reclaim a centuries-old document that was stolen from the Vatican. An enigmatic letter guides him to the work of a 19th-century poet, in which Thomas discovers cryptic messages that might lead to the missing manuscript. His search is unexpectedly entwined with that of Italian art historian Livia Pietro, who tells him that destructive forces are threatening to expose the document’s contents.
Blue Rider Press * 9780399162954

THE DYING HOURS: A Tom Thorne Novel by Mark Billingham
Tom Thorne becomes convinced that a spate of suicides among the elderly in London are something more sinister. His concerns are dismissed by the Murder Squad he was once part of and he is forced to investigate alone. Now, unable to trust anybody, Thorne risks losing those closest to him as well as endangering those being targeted by a killer unlike any he has hunted before.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802121486

EVA'S EYE: An Inspector Sejer Mystery by Karin Fossum
In this first novel of the Inspector Sejer mystery series --- available for the first time in English --- Eva and her young daughter, Emma, are walking by the river when Emma spots something floating in the water. It's the body of a man, and what's more, a man Eva recognizes. Inspectors Sejer and Skarre piece together the stories behind two unsolved murders. Does it all lead back to Eva?
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547738758

THE GHOST BRIDE by Yangsze Choo
Li Lan lives in 19th-century Malaysia, where she is pressured to marry the recently expired Lim Tian Ching --- her only chance at a good marriage. As a "ghost bride," she would be part of a wealthy, powerful family. But when Lim begins to visit her in her dreams, she knows that the marriage would be her worst nightmare.
William Morrow * 9780062227324

Sisters Natalie and Alice Kessler were close, until adolescence wrenched them apart. During their family’s summer holiday at the lake, Alice falls under the thrall of a struggling young painter, Thomas Bayber, in whom she finds a kindred spirit. Decades later, Bayber unveils a never-before-seen work --- a provocative painting depicting the young Thomas, Natalie and Alice --- that he would like to sell. However, the artist requires that they first locate Natalie and Alice, who seem to have vanished.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451689761

HOTSHOT by Julie Garwood
Peyton Lockhart and her sisters have inherited Bishop’s Cove, a small, luxurious oceanfront resort, but it comes with a condition: The girls must run the resort for one year and show a profit --- only then will they own it. There are countless challenges and too many people who want to stop the sisters from succeeding. So Peyton calls on her childhood friend and protector, Finn MacBain, now with the FBI, and asks for his help.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953012

JUSTICE FOR SARA by Erica Spindler
A jury found Katherine McCall not guilty of her sister’s murder. Not everyone agreed with the decision, and Kat’s only choice was to go into hiding. But she carried a dark secret with her, one that made her worry she might actually have had something to do with Sara’s death. Now, 10 years later, Kat receives a chilling anonymous letter that makes the past impossible to ignore.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250012524

KIND OF CRUEL by Sophie Hannah
Amber Hewerdine suffers from chronic insomnia and, as a last resort, decides to visit a hypnotherapist. Under hypnosis, she hears herself saying “Kind, cruel, kind of cruel,” words that awaken a vague memory. Two hours later, Amber is arrested for the brutal murder of a woman she’s never heard of, and the only way she can clear her name is by remembering exactly where she has seen those words.
Putnam Adult * 9780670785858

THE LAST WITNESS: A Badge of Honor Novel by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV
Russian girls are being smuggled in to work in the sex trade, and now some of them are dying or just disappearing. On top of this, teenage girls are being lured from foster homes. The lone living witness has gone into hiding, with everybody --- the Russians, the cartels, some of Philadelphia’s most powerful politicians --- all looking for her. It’s up to homicide detective Matt Payne to find her --- and hope he gets to her first.
Putnam Adult * 9780399162572

MANSON: The Life and Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn
After more than 40 years, Charles Manson continues to mystify and fascinate us. One of the most notorious criminals in American history, Manson and members of his mostly female commune killed nine people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate. Now, drawing on new information, bestselling author Jeff Guinn tells the definitive story of how this ordinary delinquent became a murderer.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451645163

QUEEN'S GAMBIT by Elizabeth Fremantle
Widowed for the second time at age 31, Katherine Parr falls deeply for the dashing courtier Thomas Seymour and hopes at last to marry for love. However, obliged to return to court, she attracts the attentions of the ailing, egotistical and dangerously powerful Henry VIII, whom she must wed. Katherine has to employ all her instincts to navigate the treachery of the court, drawing a tight circle of women around her.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476703060

SANDRINE'S CASE by Thomas H. Cook
Samuel Madison always wondered what Sandrine saw in him. On the surface, their relationship and marriage seemed perfectly tranquil. But then one night, Sandrine is found dead in their bed and Samuel is accused of her murder. As the truth about their often tumultuous relationship comes to light, Samuel must face a town and media convinced of his guilt, a daughter whose faith in her father has been shaken to its core, and astonishing revelations about his wife that make him fall in love with her for a second time.
Mysterious Press * 9780802126085

SAVE YOURSELF by Kelly Braffet
Patrick Cusimano’s life can’t get much worse. His brother’s girlfriend, Caro, has pushed their friendship to an uncomfortable new level, and he can’t shake the attentions of Layla Elshere, a goth teenager who befriends him for reasons he doesn’t understand. Meanwhile, Layla’s little sister, Verna, is suffering through her first year of high school. Unless Patrick, Layla, Caro and Verna can forge their own twisted paths to peace, they’re stuck on a dangerous collision course where the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Crown * 9780385347341

SNOW HUNTERS traces the extraordinary journey of Yohan, who defects from his country at the end of the Korean War, leaving his friends and family behind to seek a new life on the coast of Brazil. Throughout his years there, four people slip in and out of his life: Kiyoshi, the Japanese tailor for whom he works; Peixe, the groundskeeper at the town church; and two vagrant children named Santi and Bia. Yohan longs to connect with these people, but to do so, he must let go of his traumatic past.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476714813

A TAP ON THE WINDOW by Linwood Barclay
One night, a girl drenched in rain taps on private investigator Cal Weaver’s car window and asks for a ride. She’s the same age as Scott, his teenage son who died in a tragic accident, and maybe she can help Cal find the dealer who sold his son the drugs that killed him. After a brief stop at a roadside diner, Cal senses that something is not right with the girl or the situation. Before he knows it, Cal is drawn into a nightmare of pain and suspicion.
NAL Hardcover * 9780451414182

THESE FEW PRECIOUS DAYS: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie by Christopher Andersen
They were the original power couple --- outlandishly rich, impossibly attractive and endlessly fascinating. Now, in this rare, behind-the-scenes portrait of the Kenne­dys in their final year together, biographer Christopher Andersen shows us a side of JFK and Jackie we’ve never seen before. Theirs is a love story unlike any other --- filled with secrets, scandals and bomb­shells that could never be fully revealed...until now.
Gallery Books * 9781476732329

TUMBLEDOWN by Robert Boswell
James Candler seems to be well on the road to success at age 33. But the reality is that he’s falling in love with another woman, he’s underwater on his mortgage, and he’s put his hapless best friend in charge of his signature therapeutic program. And his clients are struggling in their own hilarious, heartbreaking ways to keep their lives on track. How can he help them if he can’t help himself?
Graywolf Press * 9781555976491

UNDERCOVER COP: How I Brought Down the Real-Life Sopranos by Mike Russell with Patrick W. Picciarelli
Undercover cop Mike Russell had a stroke of good luck when he saved a man from an attack by two street thugs. The man turned out to be Andy Gerardo, one of the ranking captains of the Genovese crime family. Using his cover story --- an ex-cop fired for excessive force --- and street skills, Russell assimilated into the Genovese crime family in New Jersey and ultimately orchestrated one of the biggest Mafia takedowns of all time, leading to more than 50 arrests of mobsters, corrupt prison officials, and even a state senator.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250005878
On Sale the Week of August 5th in Paperback

August 5th

BRIDE OF NEW FRANCE by Suzanne Desrochers
Laure Beausejour dreams of becoming a seamstress and catching the eye of a nobleman. But after complaining about her living conditions in Paris, she is sent to Canada to marry a French farmer there. When her ill-matched husband leaves her alone in their derelict hut for the winter, she must rely on her wits and her clandestine relationship with an Iroquois man for survival.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393345858

by Susan Richards Shreve
It is 1973, and Lucy Painter is a children's book illustrator and a single mother of two. She leaves New York and the married father of her children to live in a tightly knit Washington neighborhood in the house where she grew up and where she discovered her father’s suicide. Lucy hopes for a fresh start, but her life is full of secrets. As the new neighbors enter their lives, her family’s safety and stability become threatened.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393345940

August 6th

Tom Harry and his son, Rusty, make an odd kind of family, with Tom’s venerable bar their true home, but they manage just fine. That is, until the summer of 1960, when Rusty turns 12. Change arrives with gale force, in the person of Proxy, a taxi dancer Tom previously knew, and her beatnik daughter, Francine. Is Francine, as Proxy claims, the unsuspected legacy of her and Tom’s past?
Riverhead Trade * 9781594631481

BRAIN ON FIRE: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
BRAIN ON FIRE is the powerful account of Susannah Cahalan’s struggle to recapture her identity and to rediscover herself among the fragments left behind. Using all her considerable journalistic skills --- and building from hospital records and surveillance video, interviews with family and friends, and excerpts from the deeply moving journal her father kept during her illness --- she pieces together the story of a “lost month” of her life.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451621389

BURIED ON AVENUE B by Peter de Jonge
In hopes of finding the body of a lowlife who fell off the grid 17 years ago, the NYPD instead finds the skeleton of a 10-year-old boy, buried ceremoniously with a comic book, a CD, some pot and booze. NYPD Detective Darlene O’Hara is tasked with a case that takes her from New York’s Lower East Side to the more sordid corners of Sarasota, Florida, where she must solve the murder of this child.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062267009

BURNING SKY: A Novel of the American Frontier by Lori Benton
Paperback Original

Abducted by Mohawk Indians at 14 and renamed Burning Sky, Willa Obenchain is driven to return to her family’s New York frontier homestead after many years building a life with the People. But she quickly finds that much has changed in her 12-year absence. When her Mohawk brother arrives and questions her place in the white world, the cultural divide blurs Willa’s vision. Can she follow Tames-His-Horse back to the People now that she is no longer Burning Sky?
WaterBrook Press * 9780307731470

Paperback Original
Ruby Rousseau is haunted by the memories of her senior year in college, a time marred by an affair with her English professor and a deep depression that caused her to question her sanity. When she receives a mysterious suitcase, she tries to return it to its rightful owner, only to learn that her dorm-mate, Beth, disappeared two days earlier. With clues found in the luggage, including a tattered copy of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One's Own, which Ruby believes instigated her madness, she sets out to uncover the truth.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062234629

THE CALLER: An Inspector Sejer Mystery by Karin Fossum
Inspector Sejer is called to the hospital to try to figure out who was responsible for carrying out a sinister prank on a young couple. Later that night, he hears a knock at the door and receives a note that has him worried about what is to come. The postcard in question bears a short message: Hell begins now.
Mariner Books * 9780544002180

Charles Lenox is at the pinnacle of his political career and is a delighted new father. He plans a trip to his uncle's estate, Somerset, in the expectation of a few calm weeks to write an important speech. However, the quiet village of Plumley greets him with a series of strange vandalisms upon the local shops. Only when a far more serious crime is committed does he begin to understand the great stakes of those events, and the complex and sinister mind that is wreaking fear and suspicion in Plumley.
Minotaur Books * 9781250031495

THE DEATH RELIC by Chris Kuzneski
One of the few legacies left from the Mayan and Aztec civilizations is the legend of the Death Relic --- an artifact with incredible power shrouded in mystery. When archaeologist Maria Pelati's research team goes missing while working in the Yucatan Peninsula, she embarks on a dangerous journey with Jonathon Payne and David Jones to find the missing team. They soon realize that Maria's research could be the key to solving the mystery of the Death Relic.
Berkley * 9780425264676

GOLIATH by Susan Woodring
When Percy Harding, Goliath’s most important citizen, is found dead by the railroad tracks outside town one perfect autumn afternoon, no one can quite believe it’s really happened. Only Rosamond Rogers, Percy’s secretary, may have had a glimpse of how and why this great man has fallen.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250034830

GONE by Randy Wayne White
Hannah Smith makes her living as a fishing guide, but her friends, neighbors and clients also know her as an uncommonly resourceful woman with a keen sense of justice. Her methods can be unorthodox, though, and those on the receiving end of them often wind up very unhappy --- and sometimes very violent. When a girl goes missing, and Hannah is asked to find her, that is exactly what happens.
Berkley * 9780425261293

THE HISTORY OF US by Leah Stewart
Eloise Hempel’s life is turned upside down when she must raise her sister's three children after her sister's untimely death. Nearly two decades after returning to Cincinnati and moving back into her mother's house, she is ready to resume her own life. However, when her mother creates a competition for which of the now-grown kids gets the house, their makeshift family starts to fall apart.
Touchstone * 9781451672633

HOPELIFTER: Creative Ways to Spread Hope When Life Hurts by Kathe Wunnenberg
Paperback Original

How often do women see a friend in distress or crisis, but feel helpless to really make a difference? HOPELIFTER takes the mystery out of how to be the hands and feet of Jesus to anyone in need of hope, comfort and care. Kathe Wunnenberg, whose hope-lifting ministry has impacted the lives of thousands, demonstrates simple, practical ways that acts of creative compassion can transform lives.
Zondervan * 9780310320159

LOVE & LAMENT by John Milliken Thompson
Paperback Original
Mary Bet, the youngest of nine children, was born the same year that the first railroad arrived in their county. As she matures, against the backdrop of Reconstruction and rapid industrialization, she must learn to deal with the deaths of her mother and siblings, a deaf and damaged older brother, and her father’s growing insanity and rejection of God.
Other Press * 9781590515877

MEMORY’S DOOR: A Well Spring Novel by James L. Rubart
Paperback Original

The four members of Warriors Riding have learned to wage war in the supernatural, to send their spirits inside people’s souls, to battle demonic forces, and to bring deep healing to those around them. But now the Wolf is hunting them, feeding on his supernatural hate of all they stand for. And he won’t stop until he brings utter destruction to their bodies...and their souls.
Thomas Nelson * 9781401686079

THE MORNING STAR by Andre Schwarz-Bart
Acclaimed French novelist and Holocaust survivor Andre Schwarz-Bart’s last novel, discovered after his death, begins in the year 3000, in the aftermath of nuclear war. Combining fact, myth, folktale and fantasy, the plot spans several thousand years, weaving the heroic tale of the Jewish people from Abraham, to the Holocaust and its extermination camps, and into the future.
Overlook TP * 9781590207345

Paperback Original
Jacob Putnam has arrived a year too late to witness Czechoslovakia’s revolution, but he still hopes to find its spirit. He discovers a country at a crossroads between communism and capitalism, and a picturesque city overflowing with a vibrant, searching sense of possibility. As the men and women Jacob meets begin to fall in love with one another, no one turns out to be quite the same as the idea Jacob has of them --- including Jacob himself.
Penguin Books * 9780143122418

THE PANTHER by Nelson DeMille
Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted in one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East to track down a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative called The Panther. John and Kate don't know the entirety of their mission, but they know there is more to it than meets the eye.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446699617

THE PASSION OF THE PURPLE PLUMERIA: A Pink Carnation Novel by Lauren Willig
Paperback Original
Upon his return home from India, Colonel William Reid finds that one of his daughters has vanished, along with a classmate. Spy Gwendolyn Meadows also returns to England when the Pink Carnation’s little sister goes missing. Thrown together by circumstance, Gwen and William must cooperate to track down the young ladies before others with nefarious intent get their hands on them.
NAL Trade * 9780451414724

THE ST. ZITA SOCIETY by Ruth Rendell
Life for the residents and servants of Hexam Place appears placid and orderly on the outside: drivers take their employers to and from work, dogs are walked, flowers are planted in gardens, and Christmas candles lit uniformly in windows. But beneath this tranquil veneer, the upstairs-downstairs relationships are set to combust.
Scribner * 9781451666694

One man’s fortune holds the key to a nation’s fate in Karen Engelmann’s debut novel set in 18th-century Sweden. THE STOCKHOLM OCTAVO transports readers to a colorful Scandinavian world of intrigue and magic in a dazzling golden age of high art, music and opulent fashion.
Ecco * 9780061995354

Paperback Original
The laughter of summer lawn parties fades for the men and women of Summerset Abbey, as the rumble of cannon fire sweeps across Europe. Rowena Buxton meets a man from her past whose return throws her comfortable future with Sebastian into jeopardy. Victoria Buxton throws caution to the wind and joins the war effort as a volunteer nurse. And Prudence Tate goes to desperate lengths to protect her new husband after he enlists.
Gallery Books * 9781451699067

Once a privileged and loving couple, the Armsteads have now reached a breaking point --- and everything they have built together unravels, swiftly and spectacularly. As she is confronted with the biggest case of her career, the fallout from her marriage, and her daughter’s increasingly distant behavior, Helen must face the limits of accountability and her own capacity for forgiveness.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812983388

VISITING TOM: A Man, a Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace
by Michael Perry
Tom Hartwig makes gag shovel handles, parts for quarter-million-dollar farm equipment, and the occasional batch of potentially "extralegal" explosives. As he approaches his 60th wedding anniversary, Tom has an endless reservoir of stories dating back to days of his prize Model A, and an anti-authoritarian streak refreshed daily by the four-lane interstate that was shoved through his front yard in 1965 and now dumps over eight million vehicles past his kitchen window every year.
Harper Perennial * 9780061894466

On Sale the Week of August 12th in Hardcover

August 13th

ALIEN HUNTER by Whitley Strieber
When police detective Flynn Carroll's young wife disappears in the night, his obsessive investigation reveals a string of similar disappearances and draws the attention of secret police Special Agent Diana Glass, whose team invites Flynn into their world of extraordinary challenges and lethal dangers.
Tor Books * 9780765331533

Jody is a likable young man getting by in New York City at the turn of the millennium. On the surface, he seems to have it together. But a secret history has left him scarred and broken inside, lacking faith in the future or himself. Jody’s buried secrets hold him back until his trajectory crosses the path of three very different women, who, in their own ways, hold out the tantalizing possibility of healing, connection…or self-destruction.
Forge Books * 9780765334909

Anya, a child psychologist, is about to meet the most extraordinary boy she's ever feared. Alex Connolly is under observation because his mother's destructive tendencies have put them both at risk. He exhibits deeply disturbing signs: seeing an imaginary "friend" named Ruen, a demon who makes increasingly violent demands of Alex. Getting inside Alex's head could save the child from himself, but it's Anya who is most desperately seeking redemption.
Delacorte Press * 9780345536532

THE COLOR MASTER: Stories by Aimee Bender
This latest volume of tales by the bestselling author of THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE features characters who pursue connections through love, sex and family, including a golden-haired girl who appears in an orchard to apple-eating attendants, a woman who cannot resume normal life after sharing a fantasy with her husband, and an unattractive woman who stays with her ogre husband after he accidentally eats their children.
Doubleday * 9780385534895

While on her evening run, serial killer expert Dr. Charlotte Stone comes across a bloodied and hysterical woman who raves to Charlie that she was forced to kill two others. Though unsure if this gut-wrenching story is true, Charlie gets her to a hospital. But then she remembers an almost identical story told to her by a prisoner incarcerated at Wallens Ridge. Drawing on her despised ability to communicate with the newly dead, Charlie discovers that a vicious serial killer is on the loose.
Ballantine Books * 9780345535825

LET ME GO: An Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell Novel by Chelsea Cain
Escaped serial killer Gretchen Lowell is back, and detective Archie Sheridan’s nemesis and sometimes lover has something special in mind for him, something she’s been planning for a very long time. With time running out, and the life of someone close to Archie on the line, Archie knows his only chance is to give Gretchen exactly what she wants. But Gretchen will prove more horrifying and unpredictable than Archie could ever imagine.
Minotaur Books * 9780312619817

ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM by Debbie Macomber
Jo Marie Rose welcomes a new set of guests to the Rose Harbor Inn: Mary Smith, who's recovering from a difficult illness, and Anna Newton, who's arranging a celebration for her grandparents' wedding anniversary. Compassion and joy await Jo Marie, Annie and Mary, as they make peace with their pasts and look boldly toward their futures.
Ballantine Books * 9780345528933

STRONG RAIN FALLING: A Caitlin Strong Novel by Jon Land
A pitched gun battle forces fifth Generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong and her lover, Cort Wesley Masters, down a winding trail through the past and the present with danger at every turn. Along the way, they will confront terrible truths dating all the way back to the Mexican Revolution and the dogged battle Caitlin’s own grandfather and great-grandfather fought against the first generation of Mexican drug dealers.
Forge Books * 9780765331502

TRAGIC by Robert K. Tanenbaum
A villainous union leader is willing to go to whatever lengths necessary to protect his corrupt longshoremen’s union. When a whistleblower tries to clean up the system, the leader sees his way of life threatened by this bold newcomer. He orders an open hit contract to kill the man, which is carried out by three of his underlings. Soon the law picks up on the trail, and Marlene Ciampi and Butch Karp team up to expose the man for the fraud and murderer that he is before the body count increases.
Gallery Books * 9781451635553

UNBEATABLE: Notre Dame's 1988 Championship and the Last Great College Football Season by Jerry Barca
UNBEATABLE is the first book to tell the complete story of the incredible 1988 season that brought the fledgling Fighting Irish back to the top of college sports in what many consider to be the greatest unbeaten season of college football ever played. With a completely unlikely but forever memorable cast of characters, Notre Dame whipped millions of fans into a frenzy.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250024831

WINDS OF SALEM: A Witches of East End Novel by Melissa de la Cruz
Freya Beauchamp is in trouble. An enemy spell has sent her back in time to 1692, separating her from her mother and sister and dropping her in the middle of the Salem Witch Trials. While her friends and family in the present rush to find a way to bring her back, Freya must survive the scheming of the power-hungry Putnam family and escape the looming threat of the Trials --- all without magic.
Hyperion * 9781401324704

Lou is married to a man who no longer loves her and finally decides she's had enough. To celebrate her new-found freedom, she travels to India, where, in front of the Taj Mahal, she befriends a "serial mistress" named Ali after taking each other's photographs. As the two of them put their pasts behind, they start to discover new possibilities for life and for love, until the shocking realization that they have far more in common than they thought.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250020949
On Sale the Week of August 12th in Paperback

August 13th

THE BROKEN ONES by Stephen M. Irwin
Without warning, a boy in the middle of a city intersection sends Detective Oscar Mariani's car careening into a busy sidewalk. The scene is bedlam as every person becomes visited by something no one else can see. For Mariani, the only secret that matters is the unknown ghost who now shares his every waking moment. When he discovers the grisly remains of an anonymous murder victim in the city sewage system, his investigation will pit him against a corrupt police department.
Anchor * 9780307744449

NICEVILLE by Carsten Stroud
A boy literally disappears from Main Street, while an audacious bank robbery goes seriously wrong, triggering a disastrous cascade of events that ricochet across 20 different lives over the course of just 36 hours. Nick Kavanaugh and his wife, Kate, find themselves struggling to make sense not only of the disappearance and the robbery but also of a shadow world, where time has a different rhythm and justice is elusive.
Vintage * 9780307745354

THE PROPHET by Michael Koryta
Adam and Kent Austin are brothers who haven't spoken since the brutal abduction and murder of their sister. But now, another girl has been found murdered, and details emerge that connect Adam and Kent to the crime. The two must bury their grief and unite to stop a killer before history repeats itself.
Back Bay Books * 9780316122597

SHAKE OFF by Mischa Hiller
Intelligence operative Michel Khoury has one mission: the peaceful resolution of the Middle East conflict that upended his life. As his relationship with Helen, a pretty English girl, develops, he is unable to tell her about his past --- or the collection of passports and unmarked bills he's concealed in the bathroom they share. When Michel's secrets turn deadly, they find themselves on the run from the very people they thought they could trust.
Mulholland Books * 9780316204217

August 15th

THE ICING ON THE CAKE: Weddings by Design, Book 2 by Janice Thompson
Paperback Original

Scarlet Lindsey is planning an extravagant cake for her best friend's wedding, and has a great relationship with Bella Neeley, the island's most popular wedding coordinator. But when Bella's dangerously handsome brother Armando breezes into her life, Scarlet is faced with a sticky situation. Should she stay with the safe, sweet guy who's been a fixture in her life for years? Or will this brash Italian hunk melt her guarded heart?
Revell * 9780800721534

A MAN IN THE MAKING: Strategies to Help Your Son Succeed in Life by Rick Johnson
Paperback Original

As your son grows toward manhood, you can instill in him the values and character traits he will need to succeed. Highlighting famous men throughout history and the character trait that made each an outstanding model of manhood, parenting expert Rick Johnson gives you strategies to help mold your son into an honorable man.
Revell * 9780800720322

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