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September 3, 2013

September 3, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of September 2nd and September 9th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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
On Sale the Week of September 9th in Hardcover

September 9th

Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an application that records everything its users do. When an Egyptian library invites her to visit as a consultant, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to go. But in Egypt’s postrevolutionary chaos, Josie is abducted --- leaving Judith free to take over Josie’s life at home, including her husband and daughter, while Josie’s talent for preserving memories becomes a surprising test of her empathy and her only means of escape.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393064896

September 10th

AFTER THE FIRE: A Memoir in Poetry and Prose by J. A. Jance
Before she found fame as a bestselling mystery author, Judith Jance was married to an alcoholic. For years she channeled her pain into words, composing the poems in this moving volume. In searing and direct language, AFTER THE FIRE chronicles the collapse of Jance's marriage under the weight of her husband's addiction --- and her own unwitting denial and co-dependence while she struggled to find herself.
William Morrow * 9780062293978

BELOVED ENEMY: A Jack McClure Novel by Eric Van Lustbader
Shortly after Jack McClure leaves a late-night meeting with Dennis Paull, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Paull is found dead. The President is furious but equally frightened of a scandal, since McClure is one of their own --- an operative and Paull's friend. With top officials in the CIA and FBI after him, McClure goes on the run. Someone framed him for Paull's murder, possibly to prevent him from accomplishing Paull's last request --- a task vital to U.S. National Security.
Forge Books * 9780765337054

THE BONES OF PARIS by Laurie R. King
Summer, 1929. Global financial ruin may be on the horizon, but in Paris, decadence is synonymous with freedom. The American expat community of artists, musicians and writers is joined by Harris Stuyvesant, private inquiry agent and former officer with the American Bureau of Investigation. Stuyvesant is investigating a missing American girl, whose disappearance may be one of many, and possibly linked to a series of murders.
Bantam * 9780345531766

BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent
Agnes is charged with the brutal murder of her former master and is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316243919

DISSIDENT GARDENS by Jonathan Lethem
At the center of Jonathan Lethem’s new novel stand two extraordinary women: Rose Zimmer, an unreconstructed Communist and mercurial tyrant, and her daughter, Miriam, who flees Rose’s suffocating influence and embraces the Age of Aquarius counterculture of Greenwich Village. Both women cast spells that entrance or enchain the men in their lives. These flawed, idealistic people all struggle to follow their own utopian dreams in an America where radicalism is viewed with bemusement, hostility, or indifference.
Doubleday * 9780385534932

THE EDGE OF NORMAL by Carla Norton
Ten years ago, Reeve LeClaire was kidnapped and held captive. After a lucky escape, she has spent the last six years trying to rebuild her life, a recovery thanks in large part to her indispensable therapist Dr. Ezra Lerner. But when he asks her to help another girl rescued from a similar situation, Reeve realizes she may be the only one who can protect her from a cunning predator who is still out there, watching every move.
Minotaur Books * 9781250031044

FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink
Physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL unspools the mystery of what happened in those days.
Crown * 9780307718969

FREE SPIRIT: Growing Up on the Road and Off the Grid by Joshua Safran
When Joshua Safran was four years old, his mother --- determined to protect him from the threats of nuclear war and Ronald Reagan --- took to the open road with her young son, leaving the San Francisco countercultural scene behind. Together they embarked on a journey to find a utopia they could call home. In FREE SPIRIT, Safran tells the harrowing yet wryly funny story of his childhood chasing this perfect life off the grid --- and how they survived the imperfect one they found instead.
Hyperion * 9781401324605

Through decades of betrayal, abandonment and false accusations, Joseph never gave up on God or His purpose. And Joseph continually trusted the sovereignty of God as Master-weaver of his life. In GOD WILL CARRY YOU THROUGH, Max Lucado invites readers to do the same --- to let God’s message through Joseph guide His children through tough times today.
Thomas Nelson * 9781400323111

A HOUSE IN THE SKY: A Memoir by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
A HOUSE IN THE SKY is the spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent, and then into 15 months of harrowing captivity in Somalia. Amanda Lindhout’s story is one of courage, resilience and extraordinary grace.
Scribner * 9781451645606

KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR: The Path to a Better Way of Death by Katy Butler
In this visionary memoir, based on a groundbreaking New York Times Magazine story, journalist Katy Butler ponders her parents’ desires for “Good Deaths” and the forces within medicine that stood in the way. She explores what happens when our terror of death collides with the technological imperatives of medicine. Her provocative thesis is that modern medicine, in its pursuit of maximum longevity, often creates more suffering than it prevents.
Scribner * 9781451641974

MISS ANNE IN HARLEM: The White Women of the Black Renaissance by Carla Kaplan
The 1920s in New York City was a time of freedom, experimentation and passion --- with Harlem at the epicenter. White men could go uptown to see jazz and modern dance, but women who embraced black culture too enthusiastically could be ostracized. MISS ANNE IN HARLEM focuses on six of the unconventional, free-thinking women who crossed race lines and defied social conventions to become a part of the culture and heartbeat of Harlem.
Harper * 9780060882389

NINE INCHES: Stories by Tom Perrotta
NINE INCHES, Tom Perrotta’s first true collection, features 10 stories --- some sharp and funny, some mordant and surprising, and a few intense and disturbing. Whether he’s dropping into the lives of two teachers --- and their love lost and found --- in “Nine Inches,” or documenting the unraveling of a dad at a Little League game in “The Smile on Happy Chang’s Face,” Perrotta writes with a sure sense of his characters and their secret longings.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250034700

ROBERT B. PARKER’S DAMNED IF YOU DO: A Jesse Stone Novel by Michael Brandman
The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. She wasn’t exactly beautiful, but she’d tried to make the most of her looks. And now, alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead. Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesn’t know her name. Whoever she is, she didn’t deserve to die. Jesse starts digging, only to find himself caught in the crosshairs of a bitter turf war between two ruthless pimps. And more blood will spill before it’s over.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159503

SECOND WATCH: A J. P. Beaumont Novel by J. A. Jance
SECOND WATCH shows Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont taking some time off to get knee replacement surgery. But instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing mysteries he's ever faced. His past collides with his present in a story that explores loss and heartbreak, duty and honor, and, most importantly, the staggering cost of war and the debts we owe those who served in the Vietnam War, and those in uniform today.
William Morrow * 9780062134677

SOMEONE by Alice McDermott
An ordinary life --- its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion --- lived by an ordinary woman: this is the subject of SOMEONE, Alice McDermott’s extraordinary return, seven years after the publication of AFTER THIS. Scattered recollections --- of childhood, adolescence, motherhood and old age --- come together in this transformative narrative, stitched into a vibrant whole by McDermott’s deft, lyrical voice.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374281090

Twelve-year-old William Eng has lived at Seattle’s Sacred Heart Orphanage ever since his mother’s listless body was carried away from their small apartment five years ago. On his birthday --- or rather, the day the nuns designate as his birthday --- William and the other orphans are taken to the historical Moore Theatre, where William glimpses an actress on the silver screen who goes by the name of Willow Frost. Struck by her features, William is convinced that the movie star is his mother.
Ballantine Books * 9780345522023

SUBTLE BODIES by Norman Rush
In his long-awaited new novel, Norman Rush, author of three books set in Africa (including the bestselling classic and National Book Award winner MATING), returns home, giving us a sophisticated, often comical, romp through the particular joys and tribulations of marriage, and the dilemmas of friendship, as a group of college friends reunites in upstate New York some 20 years after graduation.
Knopf * 9781400042500

THE THICKET by Joe R. Lansdale
When a traveling group of bank-robbing bandits murder Jack's grandfather and kidnap his sister, Jack must grow up fast and enlist a band of heroes the likes of which has never been seen if his sister stands any chance at survival. But the best he can come up with is a charismatic, bounty-hunting dwarf, a grave-digging son of an ex-slave, and a street-smart woman-for-hire who has come into some very intimate knowledge about the bandits (and a few members of Jack's extended family to boot).
Mulholland Books * 9780316188456

W IS FOR WASTED by Sue Grafton
Kinsey Millhone investigates two seemingly unrelated deaths: one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes. But as she digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange linkages begin to emerge. And before long, at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey literally finds the key to his identity.
A Marian Wood Book/Putnam * 9780399158988

WILSON by A. Scott Berg
One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, and one of the most enigmatic. Now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg has completed the most personal and penetrating biography ever written about the 28th President.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159213

THE WRONG GIRL by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Tipped off by a determined ex-colleague on a desperate quest to find her birth mother, Boston newspaper reporter Jane Ryland begins to suspect that a respected adoption agency is reuniting birth parents with the wrong children. She and detective Jake Brogan are soon on a trail full of twists and turns that takes them deep into the heart of a foster care system in crisis and threatens to blow the lid off an adoption agency scandal.
Forge Books * 9780765332585

September 12th

ALL GOOD THINGS: From Paris to Tahiti: Life and Longing by Sarah Turnbull
Having shared her story in her bestselling memoir, ALMOST FRENCH, Sarah Turnbull seemed to have had more than her fair share of dreams come true. While Sarah went on to carve out an idyllic life in Paris with her husband, Frederic, there was still one dream she was beginning to fear might be impossible: starting a family. Then, out of the blue, an opportunity to embark on another adventure offered a new beginning --- and new hope.
Gotham * 9781592408689

In BEING A ROCKEFELLER, BECOMING MYSELF, the great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller and the daughter of David and Peggy Rockefeller reveals what it was like to grow up as the youngest of six children and 22 cousins in one of the world’s most famous families. Eileen learned in childhood that great wealth and fame could open almost any door, but they could not buy a sense of personal worth.
Blue Rider Press * 9780399164088

THE FACADES by Eric Lundgren
One night, in the once-great Midwestern city of Trude, the theater’s most celebrated mezzo-soprano vanishes during rehearsal. When police come up empty-handed, the star’s husband, a disconsolate legal clerk named Sven Norberg, must take up the quest on his own. But to discover the secret of his wife’s disappearance, Norberg must descend into Trude’s underworld and confront the menacing and bizarre citizens of his hometown.
Overlook Hardcover * 9781468306873
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September 10th

38 NOOSES: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End by Scott W. Berg
Scott W. Berg has written an account of the little-known Dakota War of 1862, when Dakota Indian warriors attacked white soldiers and settlers on the Minnesota Frontier. Federal forces quashed the uprising and found 300 Indians guilty of murder, resulting in the largest government-sanctioned execution in US history.
Vintage * 9780307389138

BREED by Chase Novak
Paperback Original
As a last-ditch attempt to make their dream of parenthood a reality, Alex and Leslie Twisden travel to Slovenia, where they undergo a painful procedure that gives them what they've so fervently wanted...but with awful consequences. Ten years later, twins Adam and Alice set out on a quest to uncover the truth about the man and woman who raised them. What they discover will reveal a threat so terrible that it must be escaped at any cost.
Mulholland Books * 9780316198585

On his first night at the New Hyde Hospital's mental ward, Pepper witnesses an impossible vision: the Devil appears in the guise of an old man with a bison's head and murderous intent. It’s no delusion --- the Devil roams the halls of New Hyde, terrorizing its patients when the sun goes down. Pepper teams with three other strangely loveable patients to try to kill the monster that's been stalking them. But can the Devil die?
Spiegel & Grau * 9780812982251

FUSE by Julianna Baggott
To be a Pure is to be perfect, untouched by Detonations that scarred the earth and sheltered inside the paradise that is the Dome. But Partridge escaped to the outside world, where Wretches struggle to survive. Now, at the command of Partridge's father, the Dome is unleashing nightmare after nightmare upon the Wretches in an effort to get him back. To save millions of innocent lives, Partridge must risk his own by returning to the Dome and facing his most terrifying challenge.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455503100

JOSEPH ANTON: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie
How do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for more than nine years? How does he go on working? How does he fall in and out of love? How does despair shape his thoughts and actions, how and why does he stumble, how does he learn to fight back? In this remarkable memoir, Salman Rushdie tells that story for the first time --- the story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812982602

LIFETIME by Liza Marklund
Police officer Nina Hoffman finds her fellow officer David Lindholm naked on his bed with bullets through his head and stomach. His traumatized wife, Julia, rambles on about a woman entering the house, killing David and running off with her son, but all the evidence seems to point in Julia’s direction. Annika Bengtzon covers the case and is drawn in headfirst when she sees that Julia is about to be falsely charged.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781451607000

SHADOW CREEK by Joy Fielding
A group of unlikely traveling companions --- a woman, her two oddball friends, her teenage daughter, and her estranged husband's fiancée --- find themselves on a camping trip in the Adirondacks at the same time that a pair of teenage killers is terrorizing the area. When an elderly couple is found slaughtered and her daughter goes missing, Valerie finds herself in a nightmare much worse than anything she could have anticipated.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781451688160

SHE MATTERS: A Life in Friendships by Susanna Sonnenberg
In SHE MATTERS, Susanna Sonnenberg illuminates the friendships that have influenced, nourished, inspired and haunted her --- and sometimes torn her apart. Each has its own lessons that Sonnenberg seeks to understand. Her method is investigative and ruminative, resulting in fearlessly observed portraits of friendships that will inspire all readers to consider the complexities of their own relationships.
Scribner * 9781439190609

by Michael Chabon
Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are longtime friends and co-regents of a used record store. But when ex-NFL quarterback Gibson Goode announces his plan to build a megastore nearby, the duo fears that it will mean certain death for their small business. What they don’t know is that this announcement marks the peak of a secret history, including a forgotten crime of the Black Panther era. How will the two make it through these trying times?
Harper Perennial * 9780061493355

September 15th

CHASING HOPE by Kathryn Cushman
Paperback Original
After her Olympic dreams are dashed, Sabrina Rice distances herself from everything to do with running --- until the day she sees Brandy Philip racing security across campus. When she meets this troubled teen, Sabrina realizes she’s Brandy’s best hope to salvage a life that’s spiraling out of control.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764208270

FIRED UP: Trouble in Texas, Book 2 by Mary Connealy
Paperback Original
Dare Riker is a doctor who saves lives. Lately, though, someone appears determined to end his. Whoever the culprit is, he or she seems really fired up, and Dare can't let his guard down for a moment. He wants to leave the violence of his war days behind and move on --- preferably with Glynna Greer at his side. But will he survive long enough to have his chance at love?
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764209154

A HOME FOR MY HEART by Anne Mateer
Paperback Original
Sadie Sillsby is torn when she is offered the position of matron at the orphanage where she works. She loves her job, but she also loves her beau, Blaine --- and tradition dictates that she cannot have both. Should she give up her plans for a life with Blaine in order to continue serving these children who have no one else?
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764210648

THE INVENTION OF SARAH CUMMINGS: Avenue of Dreams, Book 3 by Olivia Newport
Paperback Original
Sarah Cummings has one goal in life --- to break into Chicago's high society. When opportunity knocks at a chance meeting, she presents herself as Serena Cuthbert, weaving a fictitious past to go with her fictitious name. But as she gets closer to her goal --- and closer to Simon Tewell, director of St. Andrew's Orphanage --- Sarah finds that she must choose between the life she has and the life she dreams of.
Revell * 9780800720407

LOVE'S AWAKENING: The Ballantyne Legacy, Book 2 by Laura Frantz
Paperback Original
In the spring of 1822, Ellie Ballantyne opens a day school for young ladies. One of her students is an incorrigible young member of the Turlock family. The Turlocks are envious of the powerful Ballantynes and suspicious of their abolitionist leanings. As Ellie becomes increasingly entangled with the rival clan --- particularly the handsome Jack Turlock --- she finds herself falling in love with an impossible future. Will she betray her family and side with the enemy?
Revell * 9780800720421

THE MINER'S LADY: Land of Shining Water, Book 3 by Tracie Peterson
Paperback Original
Unable to resist Isabella's pleas, Chantel Panetta agrees to help her sister spend time with Orlando Calarco...only to have a run-in with Dante, Orlando's brother. Chantel can't deny the attraction that flares when she's with Dante. But when a tragedy occurs, is there any hope that the hatred that has simmered between the Panettas and Calarcos might be resolved? Or will Chantel and Isabella's hope for love be buried amidst decades of misunderstanding?
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764206214

Paperback Original
Massachusetts, 1763. When a determined Susanna Smith and poor country lawyer Benjamin Ross act to save the life of a runaway indentured servant, they’ll risk everything for love and justice in a nation on the brink of revolution.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764210488

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