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August 27, 2013

August 27, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of August 26th and September 2nd that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of August 26th in Hardcover

August 27th

Celia Cassill, who lost her young husband five years ago, is the owner of a small apartment building. She is determined to live a life at a remove from the chaos and competition of modern life. But everything changes with the arrival of a new tenant, Hope, who is on the run from her husband’s recent betrayal. When Hope begins a torrid and noisy affair, and another tenant mysteriously disappears, the carefully constructed walls of Celia’s world are soon tested and the sanctity of her building is shattered.
Picador * 9781250041296

BILLY MOON by Douglas Lain
Billy Moon was Christopher Robin Milne, the son of WINNIE THE POOH author A. A. Milne. A veteran of World War II, he is asked by a French college student revolutionary to come to the chaos of Paris in revolt. Against a backdrop of the apocalyptic student protests and general strike that forced France to a standstill that spring, Milne's new French friend is able to experience alternate realities of the past and present. Through him, Milne's life is illuminated and transformed, as are the world-altering events of that year.
Tor Books * 9780765321725

BLIND JUSTICE: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry
A charismatic minister has been accused of using the faith and gullibility of his congregation for his own financial gain. When the defense comes up with a witness whose testimony completely undermines the evidence, Judge Oliver Rathbone resorts to a desperate measure to force him to recant his statement. When the guilty verdict is pronounced, the minister and his family are found dead, Rathbone is arrested for blackmail, and William Monk and his wife must enter the fray to unravel the truth and set their friend free.
Ballantine Books * 9780345536709

BONES OF THE LOST by Kathy Reichs
While investigating a mysterious hit-and-run that claimed the life of a teenage girl, Temperance Brennan must also examine a bundle of Peruvian dog mummies confiscated by U.S. Customs. A Desert Storm veteran named Dominick Rockett stands accused of smuggling the objects into the country. Could there be some connection between the trafficking of antiquities and the trafficking of humans?
Scribner * 9781439102459

THE BOY ON THE WOODEN BOX by Leon Leyson, with Marilyn J. Harran and Elisabeth B. Leyson
Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only 10 years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man named Oskar Schindler who saved Leon’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list --- a list that became world-renowned: Schindler’s List.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers * 9781442497818

CLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT by Edwidge Danticat
Nozias is a widower who contemplates giving away his young daughter, Claire, to a local shopkeeper, who lost a child of her own, so that Claire can have a better life. But on the night of Claire’s seventh birthday, when at last he makes the wrenching decision to do so, she disappears. Painful secrets, haunting memories and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women whose individual stories connect to Claire, to her parents, and to the town itself.
Knopf * 9780307271792

EARLY DECISION: Based on a True Frenzy by Lacy Crawford
EARLY DECISION is a novel that follows five students over one autumn as Anne, “the application whisperer,” helps them craft their college essays, cram for the SATs, and perfect the Common Application. It seems their entire future is on the line --- and it is. It’s because the process, warped as it is by money, connections, competition and parental mania, threatens to crush their independence just as adulthood begins.
William Morrow * 9780062240613

THE FIRST AFFAIR by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
In Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus’s latest novel, Jamie McAllister looks back at her summer internship at the White House when she was seduced by the President of the United States, the handsome and charismatic Gregory Rutland, and drawn into a complex affair destined to destroy both her and the presidency.
Atria Books * 9781451643428

HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny
When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Mystified by Myrna's reluctance to reveal her friend's name, Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.
Minotaur Books * 9780312655471

I, SAUL by Jerry B. Jenkins and James MacDonald
A young seminary professor, Augustine Knox, is drawn into a deadly race to save priceless parchments from antiquities thieves and discovers a 2,000-year-old connection with another who faced death for the sake of the truth. I, SAUL consists of two riveting adventures in one, transporting you between the stories of Augustine Knox and Saul of Tarsus.
Worthy Publishing * 9781617950063

A QUESTION OF HONOR: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd
In Charles Todd’s latest historical mystery, World War I nurse and amateur sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an old murder that occurred during her childhood in India, a search for the truth that will transform her and leave her pondering a troubling question: How can facts lie?
William Morrow * 9780062237156

THE REASON I JUMP: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida, translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell
Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart and self-aware 13-year-old boy with autism, THE REASON I JUMP demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know. He shares his unique point of view on not only autism but life itself.
Random House * 9780812994865

THE RETURNED by Jason Mott
In their old age, Harold and Lucille have settled comfortably into life without their son, who died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. But then one day, Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep --- still eight years old. All over the world, people's loved ones are returning from beyond. The Hargraves are forced to navigate a mysterious new reality and a conflict that threatens to unravel the very meaning of what it is to be human.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778315339

Set in the Appalachian South, GAP CREEK followed Julie and Hank Richards as they struggled through the first year and a half of their union. Now, Robert Morgan takes us back into their lives, telling their story and the stories of their children through the eyes of their youngest daughter, Annie. Through Annie, we watch as the four Richards children create their own histories, lives that include both triumphs and hardship in the face of the Great Depression and then World War II.
A Shannon Ravenel Book/Algonquin * 9781616201616

THE WHOLE ENCHILADA by Diane Mott Davidson
Goldy Schulz knows her food is to die for, but she never expects one of her best friends to actually keel over when she's leaving a birthday party Goldy has catered. What looks like a coronary turns out to be a generous serving of cold-blooded murder. When a colleague --- a woman who resembles Goldy --- is stabbed, and Goldy is attacked outside her house, it becomes clear that the popular caterer is the main course on a killer menu.
William Morrow * 9780061348174

August 29th

CONSTANCE by Rosie Thomas
When Connie hears the news that her sister, Jeanette, is dying, the last thing she wants is to leave her home and return to London. As a child, she was aware only of the differences between herself and her sister. One of them was dark, the other sunny. Yet they both fell in love with the same man. But with the bitterness of betrayal still between them, Connie and Jeanette have to learn to forgive each other.
Overlook Hardcover * 9781468302646

MIDDLE MAN: A Lieutenant Rollie Waters Novel by David Rich
Recruited into SHADE, the elite, covert group formed by the U.S. military, Rollie Waters must locate and retrieve the countless millions taken from Saddam’s cache during the Iraq War and shipped home in the coffins of dead soldiers. But when a sniper attacks the team, Rollie is forced to go undercover to solve the riddle of the graves and to apprehend the puppet master behind the whole plot.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953234
On Sale the Week of August 26th in Paperback

August 27th

1356 by Bernard Cornwell
In September of 1356, the English army is about to invade France, and France is ready for them. Thomas of Hookton has special orders to uncover the lost sword of St. Peter, a weapon that is said to grant victory to whatever side wields it. It won't be an easy task because the French are searching too. When Thomas and his men are trapped near Poitiers, he, his men, and his enemies converge in a maelstrom of violence, action and heroism.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780061969713

THE AFTER WIFE by Gigi Levangie Grazer
One night after her husband John’s death, reality show producer Hannah Bernal finds herself communicating with dead people…including her deceased husband. But this “gift” is getting in the way of her life. While Hannah gets answers to some of life question’s from the Great Beyond, she also learns that earthly love and happiness can still be found in sunny Santa Monica.
Ballantine Books * 9780345524003

BAD BLOOD: A Kate Shugak Novel by Dana Stabenow
A Kuskulana man is accused of murdering a young Kushtaka ne'er-do-well. But when the suspect disappears, members of both tribes refuse to speak to Sergeant Jim Chopin. When a second murder that looks suspiciously like payback occurs, Jim has no choice but to call in Kate Shugak for help. This time, though, her Park relationships may not be enough to sort out the truth hidden in the tales of tragedy and revenge.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9781250036964

THE BLOOD GOSPEL: The Order of the Sanguines Series by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell
In his first-ever collaboration, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins combines his skill for cutting-edge science and historical mystery with award-winning novelist Rebecca Cantrell's talent for haunting suspense and sensual atmosphere in a gothic tale about an ancient order and the hunt for a miraculous book known only as The Blood Gospel.
Harper * 9780061991059

CREOLE BELLE: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke
Tee Jolie Melton, a young woman with a troubled past, visits Dave Robicheaux in a recovery unit in New Orleans and leaves him an iPod with the country blues song “My Creole Belle” on it. Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the vivid memory of Tee Jolie. When he learns that her sister has turned up dead inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf, he believes that putting the evils of the past to rest is more urgent than ever before.
Pocket Books * 9781451648140

DARE ME by Megan Abbott
Addy Hanlon and Beth Cassidy are the cheerleaders all the other girls fear and admire, but everything changes when the new coach arrives. Coach Colette French instantly overturns the girls’ pecking order and gains their fierce alliance --- until a shocking event shakes their fragile peace.
Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books * 9780316097789

FALL FROM GRACE by Richard North Patterson
Using his training as a CIA operative, Ben Blaine skillfully seeks to find the truth surrounding his father’s violent death --- even if it means exposing one of his own family members as the killer and unearthing hidden skeletons that were never meant to be found.
Pocket Books * 9781451617078

FATHER NIGHT: A McClure/Carson Novel by Eric Van Lustbader
A tidal wave of reform is sweeping across the Middle East. Up for grabs are major seats of political power, and at the center of it all are two men, giants of the vast criminal underworld. One is known as Dadya Gourdiev, the other is an underworld mystery, known only as the Syrian. But hiding in the shadows is a man history might have forsaken, but whose evil is still very much alive: Father Night.
Forge Books * 9780765369482

FEAR ITSELF by Andrew Rosenheim
Jimmy Nessheim, a young Special Agent in the fledgling FBI, is assigned to infiltrate a new German–American organization known as the Bund. Ardently pro-Nazi, the Bund is conspiring to sabotage American efforts against Adolf Hitler. But as Nessheim’s investigation takes him into the very heart of the Bund, it becomes increasingly clear that something far more sinister is at work, something that seems to lead directly to the White House.
Overlook TP * 9781468307030

There have been more than two-dozen assassination attempts on US Presidents, but only four have been successful...for now. Beecher White discovers a killer in Washington, D.C. who is meticulously recreating the crimes of these four men. During his investigation, he learns that over the course of 100 years, all four assassins were secretly working together. And Beecher is about to come face-to-face with the fifth one.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455519293

Claire Nagy’s love for Forster Baumsarg, the only son of prominent California citrus ranchers, is so strong that not even the tragic death of her son Joshua at kidnappers’ hands, her alienation from her two daughters, or the dissolution of her marriage can pull her from the ranch she’s devoted her life to preserving. But Claire is about to face her greatest struggle: an illness that threatens to take her very life.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250020420

Paperback Original

Ever since her husband disappeared seven years ago, Juliet Montague has been a hardworking single mother of two and unnaturally practical. But on her 30th birthday, that's all about to change. A wealthy young artist asks to paint her portrait, and Juliet, moved by the powerful desire to be seen, enters into the burgeoning art world of 1960s London, which will bring her fame, fortune --- and a life-long love affair.
Plume * 9780142180549

A HUNDRED FLOWERS by Gail Tsukiyama
At the beginning of the Chinese Cultural Revolution of 1957, Kai Ying struggles to hold her family together after her husband is sent to a labor camp as punishment for writing a letter criticizing the Communist Party. When her young son breaks his leg, she must come to terms with the shattering reminder of her husband's absence. Meanwhile, other members of the household must face their own guilty secrets and strive to find peace in a world where the old sense of order is failing.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250022547

THE HUSBAND LIST by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly
Caroline Maxwell, a young heiress in search of true love, would like nothing more than to join her brother Eddie and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures seeing the world and buying up businesses. But she is stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. While her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline would much rather be with Jack, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9780312651343

NOWHERE SAFE by Nancy Bush
Paperback Original

Who’s more frightening: a sexual predator or a vigilante hell bent on making them atone --- in blood? Detective September Rafferty finds herself drawn into a harrowing and deeply personal case, and this time there are no innocents --- only the one who kills, and those condemned to die.
Zebra * 9781420125030

NW by Zadie Smith
Zadie Smith’s new novel follows four Londoners as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end.
Penguin Books * 9780143123934

OUTRAGE: An Inspector Erlendur Novel by Arnaldur Indridason
Haunted by personal demons, Detective Erlendur decides to take a short leave of absence, putting his female assistant, Elinborg, in charge while he is gone. When a disturbing case lands on her desk, Elinborg is quickly thrust into a world of violent crime. A serial rapist is on the loose, and the clock is ticking as the police race to catch him before he strikes again.
Picador * 9781250037749

THE RACKETEER by John Grisham
Given the importance of what they do, the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five. Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge’s untimely demise?
Bantam * 9780345545336

RED RAIN by R. L. Stine
In the aftermath of a storm, travel writer Lea Sutter discovers twin orphaned boys. Filled with a desire to do something to help, she impulsively decides to adopt them. The boys, Samuel and Daniel, seem amiable and immensely grateful. But no one can anticipate their true nature --- or predict that, within a few weeks’ time, Lea’s husband will wind up implicated in two brutal murders.
Pocket Books * 9781451636130

ROGUE by Mark Sullivan
Two years ago, Robin Monarch was a top level CIA operative --- until he abruptly walked away, leaving his old life and friends behind without a word of explanation. Now this ex-soldier, ex-operative, and orphan with a murky past is stealing from the super-rich. When a high-profile jewel heist goes wrong, Monarch is led into a carefully woven trap designed to force him to complete the very same mission he walked away from years ago.
Minotaur Books * 9781250036940

A SUNLESS SEA: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry
As commander of the River Police, William Monk is accustomed to violent death, but the mutilated body of a female moves him with horror and pity. The victim’s name is Zenia Gadney. Her waterfront neighbors can tell him little --- only that the same unknown gentleman had visited her once a month for many years. What sinister secrets could have made poor Zenia worth killing? And why does the government keep interfering in Monk’s investigation?
Ballantine Books * 9780345510655

WINTER OF THE WORLD: Book Two of the Century Trilogy by Ken Follett
WINTER OF THE WORLD picks up right where FALL OF GIANTS left off, as its five interrelated families --- American, German, Russian, English and Welsh --- enter a time of enormous social, political and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs.
NAL Trade * 9780451419248

Settled back into the San Francisco singles scene following the implosion of his young marriage just months after the honeymoon, Neill Bassett is going through the motions. His carefully modulated routine, however, is soon disrupted in ways he can’t dismiss with his usual nonchalance.
Penguin Books * 9780143124191

August 30th

Paperback Original
Lilly Corbett Still has grown to love her life as the small-town doctor of Skip Rock, a tiny coal community in the Kentucky mountains. Though her husband, Tern, is away for a few months at a mining job, Lilly has her hands full with her patients and her younger sister visiting for the summer. Lilly turns to her good friend and neighbor, Armina, to help keep things in order --- until a mysterious chain of events leaves Armina bedridden and an abandoned baby on her doorstep.
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. * 9781414339153

September 1st

A LITTLE BIT OF CHARM: The New Beginnings Series, Book 3 by Mary Ellis
Paperback Original
Rachel King has always wanted to work with horses, but when her handsome boss sweeps her off her feet, she starts to doubt everything in life, including her Amish faith. Horse breeder and trainer Jake Brady dreams of winning the Kentucky Derby with his new colt. But how much is he willing to risk for a chance at fame and fortune?
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736938686

NOWHERE BUT UP: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom by Pattie Mallette with A. J. Gregory
In NOWHERE BUT UP, Pattie Mallette shares for the first time in detail about the pain and abandonment she experienced as a child, the sexual abuse she suffered for years, the severe depression she wrestled with as a teen, the deep struggles she faced as a single mom, and the faith she has learned to cling to through dark times.
Revell * 9780800722630

THE PROMISE: The Restoration Series, Book 2 by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley
Paperback Original
For the last five months, Tom Anderson has been without a job, a fact he's been hiding from his wife, Jean. He leaves each morning, pretending nothing has changed, and spends his disheartening day searching for job listings online. The stress of keeping this secret is beginning to put serious strain on his marriage. But Tom is not the only one hiding something. Jean has a secret of her own --- one that will seriously complicate their situation.
Revell * 9780800721497

STRANDED: Alaskan Courage, Book Three by Dani Pettrey
Paperback Original
On the trail of a missing friend, reporter Darcy St. James is shocked to find Gage McKenna --- handsome and unforgettable as ever --- on board the cruise ship she’s investigating. She’ll have to enlist Gage’s help when it becomes clear that one disappearance is just the tip of the iceberg.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764209840

TRAPPED: A Private Justice Novel by Irene Hannon
Paperback Original
When Laura Griffith's 16-year-old sister disappears, leaving only a brief note behind, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to track down the runaway teen. That includes recruiting ATF agent turned private investigator James Devlin to help. But the deeper he and Laura dig, the more Dev begins to suspect that something sinister is at work in the girl's disappearance.
Revell * 9780800721244

WHEN A MOM INSPIRES HER DAUGHTER: Affirming Her Identity and Dreams in Every Stage of Life by Cindi McMenamin
Paperback Original
During the teen years, a mother-daughter relationship can be challenging. A daughter needs her mom's support as a confidante and gentle guide --- yet at the same time, she yearns for greater independence and wants to be her own person. WHEN A MOM INSPIRES HER DAUGHTER is filled with biblical instruction and personal stories that reveal what works and doesn't work when it comes to building the mother-daughter relationship.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736954532

Paperback Original
Soon after the break of day, Bump will become Millie’s husband. And then, if all goes as planned, they will leave the rain-soaked fields of Mississippi and head for the wilds of the Colorado Rockies. As Millie tries to forget a dark secret, she hasn’t yet realized how drastically her past experiences will impact the coming days.
David C. Cook * 9780781404259
On Sale the Week of September 2nd in Hardcover

September 3rd

BITTER RIVER by Julia Keller
County prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins's latest case is a bad one: pregnant 16-year-old Lucinda Trimble’s body has been found at the bottom of Bitter River, and she was dead before she hit the water. But that’s not all Bell is coping with these days: her daughter is now living hours away with her ex-husband, one of her closest friends is behaving oddly, and a face from her past has resurfaced. Searching for the truth will lead Bell down a path that could put her very life at risk.
Minotaur Books * 9781250003492

California girl Livvi Gray has always been haunted by a terrifying nightmare of an eerily beautiful stranger in a shimmering silver dress. Shortly before Livvi’s 30th birthday, she will come face to face with the stranger from her dream, an encounter that will not only alter her future, but change much of what she thinks she knows about the past.
Sourcebooks Landmark * 9781402285721

Separated from his mother as a passenger on a boat bound for a new land, David is a boy who is quite literally adrift. The piece of paper explaining his situation is lost, but a fellow passenger, Simón, vows to look after the boy. When the boat docks, David and Simón are issued new names, new birthdays, and virtually a whole new life. Strangers in a strange land, knowing nothing of their surroundings, nor the language or customs, they are determined to find David’s mother.
Viking Adult * 9780670014651

CROSS ROADS REFLECTIONS: Inspiration for Every Day of the Year by Wm. Paul Young
The powerful story found in CROSS ROADS inspired and encouraged readers around the world. Now, CROSS ROADS REFLECTIONS provides an opportunity for you to revisit Tony and his redemption journey in a fresh and unique way. This 365-day devotional contains meaningful quotes from CROSS ROADS, along with insightful and thought-provoking prayers written by the author, Wm. Paul Young.
FaithWords * 9781455573639

DECEIVED: A Hannah Smith Novel by Randy Wayne White
A private museum devoted solely to Florida’s earliest settlers and pioneers has been announced, and many of Hannah Smith’s friends and neighbors in Sulfur Wells are being pressured to make contributions. The problem is, the whole thing is a scam. And when Hannah sets out to uncover whoever is behind it, she discovers that things are even worse than she thought.
Putnam Adult * 9780399162077

Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs retired investigator Sid Halley to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances. And then a man with an Irish accent contacts Sid, telling him to deliver a whitewashed report about the suspected race-fixing…or else. Sid realizes he must meet his enemy head-on, or he might pay the ultimate price for his refusal.
Putnam Adult * 9780399160813

EVIL EYE: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong by Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates offers four chilling tales of love gone horribly wrong, showing the lengths people will go to find love, keep it, and sometimes end it. In the title story, we meet Mariana, the young fourth wife of a prominent intellectual. When her husband's brazen first wife visits one night, Mariana learns a terrible secret that threatens her marriage and sanity.
Mysterious Press * 9780802120472

Young evangelist Melissa implores biology professor and hardcore evolutionist Andy Waite to direct her independent study. As he works with Melissa, Andy finds that there suddenly is the possibility of faith. But with it come responsibility and guilt --- the very things that Andy has sidestepped for years. Meanwhile, Professor Waite’s life is starting to make sense again --- until the scientific stance that has defined his life and work is challenged by this charismatic student.
Algonquin Books * 9781616201128

GOD IS NOT MAD AT YOU: You Can Experience Real Love, Acceptance & Guilt-free Living by Joyce Meyer
When bestselling author Joyce Meyer posted "God's not mad at you" on Facebook, she didn't anticipate that her words would trigger thousands of responses of gratitude and relief. Apparently many Christians struggle to reconcile their perception of God as both a loving parent and a stern judge. In GOD IS NOT MAD AT YOU, Joyce will help those who haven't truly received God's love because they are afraid of His anger and disapproval.
FaithWords * 9781455517473

HEARTS OF SAND: A Gregor Demarkian Novel by Jane Haddam
Chapin Waring was a well-turned-out debutante from one of the richest families in Alwych, Connecticut, until 30 years ago when the young debutante --- destined to attend the right school, marry the right man, and have the right life --- was revealed to a bank robber and a murderer. She disappeared, never to be heard from again. To learn why she died, Gregor Demarkian, retired profiler for the FBI, is brought in to finally solve the mysteries surrounding Chapin Waring.
Minotaur Books * 9781250012340

JAPANTOWN by Barry Lancet
In Barry Lancet’s debut thriller, readers are introduced to Jim Brodie, an American antique dealer-turned-reluctant-private eye who must use his knowledge of Japanese culture to unravel a major murder in San Francisco --- even as he and his daughter, Jenny, become targets for the same mysterious killer.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451691696

During an impossibly hectic week, Lisa Kallisto takes her eye off the ball for a moment and her world descends into a living nightmare. Not only is her best friend’s 13-year-old daughter missing, but it’s Lisa’s fault. Wracked with guilt over her mistake, she sets out to right the wrong. As she begins digging under the surface, she learns that everything is not quite what it first appears to be.
Grove Press * 9780802121622

KILLING CUSTER: A Wind River Mystery by Margaret Coel
In her pulse-pounding mysteries, Margaret Coel interweaves authentic Native American culture and history with modern-day suspense. In the latest Wind River novel, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley are caught between two cultures that won’t let go of the past --- and a killer who won’t leave any witnesses.
Berkley Hardcover * 9780425264638

LINEUP by Liad Shoham
A brutal rape in a quiet Tel Aviv neighborhood has the police baffled. There are no witnesses, suspects or clues, until the victim’s father steps in and finds overwhelming evidence pointing to Ziv Nevo. Veteran detective Eli Nahum questions Nevo, but can’t get anything out of him. That’s because Nevo has a secret. He works for the mafia, and telling the truth about why he was near the crime scene could get him killed.
Harper * 9780062237446

An encoded diary by one of Ludwig II’s confidants falls into the hands of modern-day rare book dealer Steven Lukas, who soon realizes that the diary may bring him more misery than money. Others want the diary as well --- and they will kill to get it. Lukas teams up with a beautiful art detective to investigate each of Ludwig’s three famous castles for clues to crack the diary’s code as mysterious thugs and Ludwig’s fanatical followers chase them at every step. Just what in the diary could be so explosive?
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547740102

MADDADDAM by Margaret Atwood
Bringing together ORYX AND CRAKE and THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD, this final book in Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy points toward the ultimate endurance of community and love. MADDADDAM combines adventure, humor and romance to create a moving and dramatic conclusion to this internationally celebrated dystopian series.
Nan A. Talese * 9780385528788

THE MAID'S VERSION by Daniel Woodrell
Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the mother of three young boys, works as the maid for a prominent citizen and his family in West Table, Missouri. Her husband is mostly absent, and, in 1929, her scandalous, beloved younger sister is one of the 42 killed in an explosion at the local dance hall. Who is to blame? Alma thinks she knows the answer --- and that its roots lie in a dangerous love affair.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316205856

THE MAYAN SECRETS: A Fargo Adventure by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry
Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery --- the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, their cities, and mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them --- as the Fargos are about to find out.
Putnam Adult * 9780399162497

MOONRISE by Cassandra King
When Helen Honeycutt falls in love with Emmet Justice, a charismatic television journalist who has recently lost his wife in a tragic accident, their sudden marriage creates a rift between her new husband and his oldest friends, who resent Helen’s intrusion into their tightly knit circle. Someone is clearly determined to drive her away, but who wants her gone, and why? When she stumbles on the secret behind her predecessor’s untimely death, Helen must decide if she can ever trust --- or love --- again.
Maiden Lane Press * 9781940210001

NECESSARY LIES by Diane Chamberlain
Set in rural Grace County, North Carolina, in a time of state-mandated sterilizations and racial tension, NECESSARY LIES tells the story of two young women, seemingly worlds apart, but both haunted by tragedy. A social worker and a 15-year-old are thrown together and must ask themselves: how can you know what you believe is right, when everyone is telling you it’s wrong?
St. Martin's Press * 9781250010698

NEVER GO BACK: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
In his latest novel, Lee Child throws Jack Reacher for a loop that will change the man forever and send him into his most perilous mission yet. Finally arriving in Virginia, hoping to see the woman he spoke to on the phone in 61 HOURS, Reacher finds himself drafted back into the Army and facing a case that digs deep into his past --- and has personal ramifications that could change him for life.
Delacorte Press * 9780385344340

PICTURE PERFECT: The Jodi Arias Story: A Beautiful Photographer, Her Mormon Lover, and a Brutal Murder by Shanna Hogan
When Travis Alexander, a handsome, hard-working, practicing Mormon, was found with a bullet wound in the face and his throat slashed, the brutal murder sent shock waves throughout his community. Soon, a suspect was singled out --- Jodi Arias. Investigators found one piece of startling evidence in Travis's home that implicated his former girlfriend. But in a bizarre turn of events, Jodi would claim self-defense. Was she a victim --- or a devious femme fatale?
St. Martin's Press * 9781250049452

THE RETURN by Michael Gruber
A shattering piece of news awakens Richard Marder’s buried desire for vengeance, and with nothing left to lose, he sets off to punish the people whose actions changed his life. He and his old army buddy, Patrick Skelly, raise the stakes far beyond anything he could have envisioned. As they head toward an apocalypse of their own making, Marder learns that good motives and sense of justice can’t always protect the people a man loves.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805091298

SALINGER by David Shields and Shane Salerno
In the eight years since SALINGER was begun, and especially in the three years since J.D. Salinger’s death, David Shields and Shane Salerno interviewed on five continents more than 200 people, many of whom had previously refused to go on the record about their relationship with Salinger. This oral biography offers direct eyewitness accounts from Salinger’s World War II brothers-in-arms, his family members, his close friends, his lovers, his classmates, his neighbors, his editors, his publishers, and more.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476744834

SHAMAN: A Novel of the Ice Age by Kim Stanley Robinson
Thorn, a shaman, lives to pass down his wisdom and his stories --- to teach those who would follow in his footsteps. Heather is the healer who, in many ways, holds the clan together. Elga is an outsider and the bringer of change. And Loon is the next shaman who is determined to find his own path. But in a world so treacherous, that journey is never simple --- and where it may lead is never certain.
Orbit * 9780316098076

WOUNDED BY GOD'S PEOPLE: Discovering How God's Love Heals Our Hearts by Anne Graham Lotz
In WOUNDED BY GOD'S PEOPLE, Anne Graham Lotz draws on the biblical story of Hagar to show those who have been hurt by God’s people how to move past their wounds into the joy and fellowship of His presence, claiming the fullness of the blessings God has for them.
Zondervan * 9780310262893

YOU'LL GET THROUGH THIS: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times by Max Lucado
You fear you won't make it through. We all do. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. In the pits, surrounded by steep walls and aching reminders, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten? In YOU'LL GET THROUGH THIS, Max Lucado offers sweet assurance. "Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere."
Thomas Nelson * 9780849948473

September 5th

MY MOTHER'S SECRET: A Novel Based on a True Holocaust Story by J.L. Witterick
Based on a true story, MY MOTHER'S SECRET is a profound, captivating and ultimately uplifting tale intertwining the lives of two Jewish families in hiding from the Nazis, a fleeing German soldier, and the clever and "righteous" mother and daughter who teamed up to save them.
Putnam Adult * 9780399168543
On Sale the Week of September 2nd in Paperback

September 3rd

ALL YOU COULD ASK FOR by Mike Greenberg
Brooke has been happily married to her college sweetheart for 15 years. For her husband’s 40th birthday, she is giving him naked pictures of herself. Newlywed Samantha learns of her husband’s cheating heart when she finds the goods on his computer. High-powered career woman Katherine works with heartbreaker Phillip, the man who hurt her early on in her career. Brooke, Samantha and Katherine don’t know each other, but their stories are about to intertwine in ways no one could have imagined.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062220769

Paperback Original
Twenty years after their impulsive marriage, Maggie and Bill Barrett are leading a happy life together with their three children. Then, all of a sudden, their world is shattered apart. Enter Kate, a woman who placed an ad in the paper to be a housekeeper and companion to a family. Kate has secrets and sorrows of her own, but her gentle caring has an immediate effect on the kids --- and on Maggie herself. When Bill announces that he has fallen for another woman, Maggie realizes that she will have to fight to put her family back together.
Berkley Trade * 9780425267936

BILLBOARD MAN by Jim Fusilli
Paperback Original
Following the brutal murder of his wife, a man finds himself swept into a world of violence and danger. Freed by an unexpected savior, he is still a haunted man who remains the target of his estranged daughter’s scorn. But as he succumbs to sordid temptation and is accused of murder, he must find the real killer to clear himself. He is unaware, though, that his nemesis, a Wall Street power broker, has unleashed a killer on his trail --- and the trail of his daughter.
Thomas & Mercer * 9781612181936

BLACK FRIDAYS by Michael Sears
An investment firm asks former Wall Street hotshot Jason Stafford to look into possible problems left by a junior trader who died recently in an accident. What he discovers are the kinds of problems that can get you killed. But Stafford has another quest as well: to reclaim his five-year-old son, “the Kid,” from his unstable ex-wife. When the two threads of his life come together, the results are unforgettable.
Berkley * 9780425269046

THE BONE BED by Patricia Cornwell
A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta in Boston. As events unfold, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologist’s disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age.
Berkley * 9780425261361

BUFFALO BILL'S DEAD NOW: A Wind River Mystery by Margaret Coel
After more than 120 years, the regalia worn by Arapaho Chief Black Heart in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show were supposed to be returned to his people. But the cartons containing the relics were empty when they arrived at the Arapaho museum. Vicki and Father John suspect rancher and Indian artifact collector Trevor Pratt knows more about the theft than he’s telling --- a suspicion that’s confirmed when they witness a car speeding from his home and he’s found murdered inside.
Berkley * 9780425252253

CARAVAN OF THIEVES: A Lieutenant Rollie Waters Novel by David Rich
Working as an undercover marine, Rollie Waters is never less than two steps ahead of trouble --- a skill he learned from the con artist father who raised him, though he hasn't seen Dan in years. It develops that a lot of money from the U.S. government has gone missing, and they think Rollie’s father took it. The only way to find Dan is to trace the frail tendrils of truth scattered among Rollie’s childhood memories. To do that, he’ll have to go deep into the undercover identity of a lifetime: his own.
Signet * 9780451419255

THE CHANCE by Karen Kingsbury
Years ago, the day before Ellie moved from Georgia to California, she and her best friend Nolan sat beneath the Spanish moss of an ancient oak tree and wrote letters to each other, sealing them in a rusty old metal box. The plan was to return 11 years later and read them in 2013, the year Nolan’s time traveling books say all the mysteries of the world will be understood. Now, as that date approaches, much has changed.
Howard Books * 9781451672985

THE CITY OF DEVI by Manil Suri
As Mumbai empties under the threat of imminent nuclear annihilation, a statistician named Sarita can only think of being reunited with Karun, her physicist husband. Why has he vanished? Who is he running from? How will they form the family of three he’s always wanted? To find him, Sarita must journey across the surreal landscape of a near-abandoned city, braving gangs of competing Hindu and Muslim hoodlums.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393346817

COLLATERAL DAMAGE: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods
After a productive trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is back in Manhattan, ready to return to the world of deluxe fine dining and elegant high society that New York does best. But then an unexpected visit from his friend and periodic lover, CIA assistant director Holly Barker, draws Stone into a dangerous game of murder and vengeance, against an enemy with plans bigger than they could ever imagine.
Signet * 9780451414380

CROSS ROADS by Wm. Paul Young
Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game. But when a cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU, he "awakens" to find himself in a surreal world. It is here that he has vivid interactions with others he assumes are projections of his own subconscious, but whose directions he follows nonetheless with the possibility that they might lead to authenticity and, perhaps, redemption.
FaithWords * 9781455516025

EVENTIDE: The Days of Redemption, Book Three by Shelley Shepard Gray
Paperback Original
Honest and faithful Elsie Keim falls for her new neighbor, Landon, but she can’t bear to tell him the truth: She’s going blind. When Elsie’s brother, Roman, steps in and shares the truth of Elsie’s disease, Landon is floored. His job is demanding and takes him away from home, sometimes for days at a time. He wonders how he’d be able to keep up with his responsibilities and take care of Elsie.
Avon Inspire * 9780062204448

FOREVER FRIDAY by Timothy Lewis
Paperback Original

Adam Colby is just doing his job, sorting through the unsold Alexander belongings after the estate sale. He is unprepared for what he finds in an old photo album --- six decades of postcards and poems from Gabe Alexander to his wife, Pearl. The mystery of the Alexanders’ love entices Adam, a man unhinged by divorce and puzzled by the depth of commitment that he finds in the unabashedly romantic cards.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307732217

THE GOOD WIFE: A Brennan Sisters Novel by Jane Porter
Paperback Original
The youngest Brennan sister, Sarah, remains deeply in love with her husband of 10 years. Boone Walker, a professional baseball player, travels almost year-round while Sarah stays home and cares for their two children. Living apart most of the time makes life difficult, especially since Sarah often wonders whether Boone is sharing his bed with other women on the road. Now with Boone facing yet another career change, tension rises between the two, adding more stress to an already turbulent marriage.
Berkley Trade * 9780425253670

INSANE CITY by Dave Barry
Seth Weinstein knew Tina was way out of his league, so it’s astonishing that he was on the plane now for their destination wedding in Florida. In the next several hours, he and his friends will become embroiled with rioters, Russian gangsters, angry strippers, a pimp as big as the Death Star, a very desperate Haitian refugee on the run with her two children from some very bad men, and an 11-foot albino Burmese python named Blossom.
Berkley Trade * 9780425264720

KINGS OF MIDNIGHT by Wallace Stroby
Crissa Stone is a career criminal who has pulled a number of impressive heists by knowing how to keep her mouth shut and her temper in check. Still, as good as she is, she wants to get out of the life. All she needs is one last big score, enough to bribe her lover’s way out on parole, set up a safe and stable new life, and get her daughter back.
Minotaur Books * 9781250013422

MARGOT by Jillian Cantor
Paperback Original
Margot (aka Margie) Frank, Anne’s older sister, did not die in Bergen-Belsen as reported, but instead escaped the Nazis for America. Now, as her sister becomes a global icon with the silver screen release of The Diary of Anne Frank, Margie’s carefully constructed American life begins to fall apart. Margie is forced to come to terms with Margot, the people she loved, and a life swept up into the course of history.
Riverhead Trade * 9781594486432

THE MEMORY OF BLOOD: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery by Christopher Fowler
For the crew of the New Strand Theatre, the play The Two Murderers seems less performance than prophecy when a cast party ends in the shocking death of the theater owner’s son. The crime scene is most unusual, even for Bryant and May. In a locked bedroom without any trace of fingerprints or blood, the only sign of disturbance is a gruesome life-size puppet of Mr. Punch laying on the floor.
Bantam * 9780345528643

ODDLY NORMAL: One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality by John Schwartz
Three years ago, John Schwartz received a call: his son, Joe, was in the hospital following a failed suicide attempt. After coming out to his classmates, Joe’s disclosure was greeted with dismay and confusion. Hours later, he overdosed on pills. ODDLY NORMAL is Schwartz’s personal attempt to address his family’s own struggles within a culture that is changing fast, but not fast enough.
Gotham * 9781592408405

PRIVATE BERLIN by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
Chris Schneider is a superstar agent at Private Berlin, Germany's headquarters for the world's most powerful investigation firm. When Chris suddenly disappears, Mattie Engel, another one of Private Berlin's top agents and Chris's ex, throws herself into finding him. She follows three potential suspects, any one of whom would surely want Chris gone --- and one of them is evil enough to want him dead.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455521517

THE SECRET KEEPER: Home to Hickory Hollow, Book 4 by Beverly Lewis
Paperback Original
Jennifer Burns shocks her family and friends when she bids farewell to her modern life in favor of the Old Order Amish world, settling in with Samuel and Rebecca Lapp. The people of Hickory Hollow are curious about the beautiful young seeker among them --- one handsome Amishman in particular --- and Jenny faces many challenges in the Proving time the brethren set for her...challenges of the heart, as well as the spirit.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764209802

THE STORY OF A NEW NAME by Elena Ferrante
Paperback Original
Lila and Elena (introduced in MY BRILLIANT FRIEND) are now in their 20s. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, while Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. They share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the cruel price that this passage exacts.
Europa Editions * 9781609451349

On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness --- and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses.
Riverhead Trade * 9781594631771

September 4th

MOTHER OF RAIN by Karen Spears Zacharias
Paperback Original
Maizee Hurd moved upriver at the age of 10 after tragedy struck, and she was sent off to be raised by a childless aunt and her doctor husband. Shortly after her arrival in the rural mountain community of Christian Bend, the young girl began hearing voices. It was the tender love of her husband Zeb and their shared passion for the Appalachian hills and rivers of East Tennessee that helped quiet the voices. But, as Zeb prepares for deployment, Maizee's life is rocked by the ripples of World War II.
Mercer University Press * 9780881464481

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