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August 13, 2013

August 13, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of August 12th and August 19th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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


María Dolz eats breakfast every morning in the same café as an elegant husband and wife with whom she has never spoken. She knows nothing about them, not even their names. When they fail to show up one morning, she reads in the newspaper later that day that the man has been murdered, the victim of an apparently random attack. THE INFATUATIONS is a brilliant meditation on fate and the vagaries of desire.
Knopf * 9780307960726

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
On Sale the Week of August 19th in Hardcover

August 19th

ARCHANGEL: Fiction by Andrea Barrett
Andrea Barrett, winner of the National Book Award for her collection of stories SHIP FEVER, unfolds five pivotal moments in the lives of her characters and in the history of knowledge. She explores the thrill and sense of loss that come with scientific progress, and the personal passions and impersonal politics that shape all human knowledge.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393240009

August 20th

AFTER HER by Joyce Maynard
Loosely inspired by the Trailside Killer case that terrorized Marin County, California, in the late 1970s, AFTER HER is a poignant, suspenseful and painfully real family saga that traces a young girl's first explorations of sexuality, the loss of innocence, the bond shared by sisters, and the tender but damaged relationship between a girl and her father that endures even beyond the grave.
William Morrow * 9780062257390

THE BONE SEASON by Samantha Shannon
In the year 2059, several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing. But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister than even Scion.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620401392

In this riveting conclusion to Stephen White’s Alan Gregory series, the Boulder psychologist is forced to acknowledge that the perils that may bring him to his knees are not the dangers he recognizes, nor are they orchestrated by the nemesis he has long feared. Instead, he is confronted by unexpected threats from unanticipated adversaries and by intimate betrayal from those who have been closest to him.
Dutton Adult * 9780525952602

THE DAUGHTERS OF MARS by Thomas Keneally
In 1915, Australian sisters Naomi and Sally Durance join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their father’s farm and carrying a guilty secret with them. They become the friends they never were at home and find themselves courageous in the face of extreme danger. Each meets an exceptional man: the kind of men for whom they might give up some of their newfound independence --- if only they all survive.
Atria Books * 9781476734613

Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything to see her husband again. Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner is.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670026616

GOOD AS GONE by Douglas Corleone
Former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk works to track down and recover children who were kidnapped by their own estranged parents. However, haunted by the disappearance of his own daughter years ago, he won’t touch stranger abduction cases. Until, that is, six-year-old Lindsay Sorkin disappears, and the French police deliver Simon an ultimatum: he can spend years in a French jail for his actions during a past case, or he can work with them now to find Lindsay.
Minotaur Books * 9781250017208

HOLY ORDERS: A Quirke Novel by Benjamin Black
In 1950s Ireland, the Catholic Church controls the lives of nearly everyone. But when Quirke’s daughter Phoebe loses her close friend Jimmy Minor to murder, Quirke can no longer play by the Church’s rules. Along with Inspector Hackett, his sometime partner, Quirke investigates Jimmy’s death and learns just how far the Church and its supporters will go to protect their own interests.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805094404

THE KIDS GOT IT RIGHT: How the Texas All-Stars Kicked Down Racial Walls by Jim Dent
New York Times bestselling author Jim Dent pens the compelling story of how a black and white player came together to break the color barrier in Texas football in 1965. Jerry LeVias and Bill Bradley bonded as friends at the Big 33 high school all-star game, producing a dramatic finish that fans still talk about.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250007858

THE KILL LIST by Frederick Forsyth
The mission of Technical Operations Support Activity (TOSA) is to track, find, and kill those so dangerous to the United States that they are on a short document known as the Kill List. Added to the list is a terrorist of frightening effectiveness called the Preacher, who radicalizes young Muslims abroad to carry out assassinations. Unfortunately for him, one of the kills is a retired Marine general, whose son is TOSA’s top hunter of men.
Putnam Adult * 9780399165276

LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY by Wilton Barnhardt
Jerene Jarvis Johnston and her husband, Duke, are exemplars of Charlotte, North Carolina’s high society, where old Southern money --- and older Southern secrets --- meet the new wealth of bankers, boom-era speculators, and carpetbagging social climbers. Jerene must prove tireless in preserving the family's legacy, Duke’s fragile honor, and what's left of the dwindling family fortune. But is it too much to ask for one ounce of cooperation from her heedless family?
St. Martin's Press * 9781250020833

NIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl
Ashley Cordova’s death is ruled a suicide, but veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova. For McGrath, another death connected to this seemingly cursed family dynasty seems more than just a coincidence.
Random House * 9781400067886

OMENS: A Cainsville Novel by Kelley Armstrong
Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents are Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the Larsens. Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953043

THE RESIDUE YEARS by Mitchell S. Jackson
Mitchell S. Jackson grew up black in a neglected neighborhood in America’s whitest city, Portland, Oregon. In his commanding autobiographical novel, Mitchell writes what it was to come of age in that time and place. THE RESIDUE YEARS switches between the perspectives of a young man, Champ, and his mother, Grace, who, fresh out of a drug treatment program, is trying to stay clean and get her kids back.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620400289

In the winter of 1920, Morrie Morgan is drawn back to Butte, Montana, from a year-long honeymoon with his bride. But the town itself, with its polyglot army of miners struggling to extricate themselves from the stranglehold of the ruthless Anaconda Copper Mining Company, seems --- like the new couple’s fast-diminishing finances --- on the verge of implosion. These twin dilemmas catapult Morrie into his new career as editorialist for the Thunder, the fledgling union newspaper that dares to play David to Anaconda’s Goliath.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594487347

TAMARACK COUNTY by William Kent Krueger
As a blizzard swells just days before Christmas, the car belonging to the wife of a retired local judge is discovered abandoned on a rural road. When the beloved pet dog of a friend is found decapitated, private investigator Cork O’Connor begins to detect a startling pattern of ominous incidents throughout the area. Then Cork’s son is nearly killed, and he knows this is no trick of his imagination. Someone is spinning a deadly web in Tamarack County.
Atria Books * 9781451645750

TELL NO LIES by Gregg Hurwitz
Daniel Brasher finds an envelope in his department mailbox --- one intended for someone else that was placed in his slot by accident. Inside it is an unsigned piece of paper, a note that says only “admit what you’ve done or you will bleed for it. you have 'til november 15 at midnite.” The deadline has already passed, and the person to whom the envelope was addressed was brutally murdered. But this first warning is only the beginning.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312625528

THE THIRD KINGDOM: A Richard and Kahlan Novel by Terry Goodkind
In this sequel to THE OMEN MACHINE, the bloodthirsty Jit is dead, and Richard and Kahlan have survived. But Richard, infected with the essence of death itself and robbed of his power as a war wizard, must race against time to uncover and stop the infernal conspiracy assembling itself behind the wall far to the north. His friends and allies are already captives of this fell combination, and Kahlan, also touched by death's power, will die completely if Richard fails.
Tor Books * 9780765335999
On Sale the Week of August 19th in Paperback

August 20th

Temperance Brennan has been asked to examine the corpses of three dead babies in Montreal, while her long-time flame, Detective Ryan, is investigating the infants’ mother. When the woman flees to Edmonton, the investigation is joined by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police sergeant with whom Tempe had an ill-advised fling over a decade earlier. The dissonant team heads to a remote diamond-mining city to pursue an ever more sinister trail.
Pocket Books * 9781439102442

THE BOOKSTORE by Deborah Meyler
Paperback Original

When Mitchell van Leuven captures Esme Garland’s heart, life seems truly glorious. Before she has a chance to tell Mitchell about her pregnancy, however, he ends their relationship. He eventually recants his criticism, and his passion and promises are hard to resist. But if Esme gives him a second chance, will she, like the struggling book­store at which she works, lose more than she can handle?
Gallery Books * 9781476714240

FOR EVERY SEASON: Book Three in the Amish Vines and Orchards Series by Cindy Woodsmall
Paperback Original

Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. As Rhoda uses her gift to unpack an old secret with her Englisch neighbors, it is not her beau but an unlikely ally who cheers her on.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307730060

GARMENT OF SHADOWS: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King
Sherlock Holmes and his wife, Mary Russell, are separated by shocking circumstances in a perilous part of the world, each racing against time to prevent an explosive catastrophe that could clothe them both in shrouds. Will Holmes and his friends be able to find the newly amnesiac Russell in time to stop a deadly African/European revolt?
Bantam * 9780553386769

HUMAN REMAINS by Elizabeth Haynes
Paperback Original

Annabel, a police analyst, is shocked when she discovers her neighbor’s decomposing body in the house next door. And she’s appalled to think that no one noticed her absence. Back at work, she sets out on her own to investigate and finds that such cases are frighteningly common in her hometown.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062276766

THE LAST MAN by Vince Flynn
Joe Rickman, head of CIA clandestine operations in Afghanistan, has been kidnapped and his four bodyguards executed in cold blood. But Mitch Rapp wonders if something even more sinister is afoot. Irene Kennedy, director of the CIA, has dispatched him to Afghanistan to find Rickman at all costs. Rapp, however, isn’t the only one looking for Rickman. It quickly becomes apparent that the FBI is less concerned with finding Rickman than placing the blame on Rapp.
Pocket Books * 9781416595236

LIFE AMONG GIANTS by Bill Roorbach
At 17, David “Lizard” Hochmeyer is nearly seven feet tall, a star quarterback, and Princeton-bound. His future seems all but assured until his parents are mysteriously murdered, leaving Lizard and his older sister, Kate, adrift and alone. In a mansion across the pond from their Connecticut home lives the world’s greatest ballerina, Sylphide, and her rock star husband, whose own disasters intersect with Lizard’s --- and Kate’s --- in the most intimate and surprising ways.
Algonquin Books * 9781616203245

More than a year ago, mild-mannered Jason Getty killed a man he wished he’d never met. Then he planted the problem a little too close to home. But just as he’s learning to live with the undeniable reality of what he’s done, police unearth two bodies on his property --- neither of which is the one Jason buried. Jason races to stay ahead of the consequences of his crime, and while chaos reigns on his lawn, his sanity unravels, snagged on the agendas of a colorful cast of strangers.
Gallery Books * 9781451685046

Florence Nightingale is 29, and well on her way to spinsterhood. Gustave Flaubert is 28, and known for his womanizing lifestyle. These unlikely soulmates come together to share their darkest torments and most fervent hopes, and begin a passionate friendship marked by intelligence, humor and a ravishing tenderness that will alter both their destinies.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451642971

WAKE THE DAWN by Lauraine Snelling
Paperback Original

As U.S. Border Patrol agent Ben James rushes an abandoned baby to the only clinic in the area, a storm strikes with unexpected fury. Esther Hanson, who runs a second-rate clinic, struggles to help her patients during the storm. The event triggers a long-suppressed memory, and Esther must come face to face with the reality of her past and learn to forgive herself. Brought together by the life of a child, Ben and Esther become each other's reason to change.
FaithWords * 9780892969012

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