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September 17, 2013

September 17, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of September 16th and September 23rd that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of September 16th in Hardcover

September 17th


Told simultaneously from the perspective of humans and chimpanzees, set in a Vermont home and a Florida primate research facility, A BEAUTIFUL TRUTH --- at times brutal, other times deeply moving --- is about the simple truths that transcend species, the meaning of family, the lure of belonging, and the capacity for survival.

Soho Press * 9781616953157

BLACK SKIES: An Icelandic Thriller by Arnaldur Indridason
A man is making a "death mask," and he has revenge in mind. Meanwhile, a school reunion has left Inspector Erlendur's colleague Sigurdur Óli unhappy with life in the police force. While Iceland is enjoying an economic boom, Óli's relationship is on the rocks, and soon even his position in the department is compromised. When a favor to a friend goes wrong and a woman dies before his eyes, Óli has a murder investigation on his hands.
Minotaur Books * 9781250000392

by Thomas Pynchon

It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire. There may not be quite as much money around as there was at the height of the tech bubble, but there's no shortage of swindlers looking to grab a piece of what's left.

The Penguin Press * 9781594204234

DEADLY HEAT by Richard Castle

Determined to find justice for her mother, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat continues to pursue the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered her execution more than a decade ago. For the hunt, Nikki teams once again with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook, and their quest for the old spy and the motive behind the past murder unearths an alarming terror plot, which is anything but ancient history.

Hyperion * 9781401324803

DEXTER'S FINAL CUT by Jeff Lindsay

When mega-star Robert Chase and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research," Chase becomes fixated on blood spatter analyst Dexter Morgan. To perfect his role, Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move and learning what really makes him tick. There is just one tiny problem: Dexter's favorite hobby involves hunting down the worst killers to escape legal justice, and introducing them to his special brand of playtime.

Doubleday * 9780385536516

THE FINAL CUT by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison

Scotland Yard’s new chief inspector Nicholas Drummond learns that his colleague, Elaine York, the “minder” of the Crown Jewels for the “Jewel of the Lion” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was found murdered. Then the centerpiece of the exhibit, the infamous Koh-i-Noor Diamond, is stolen from the Queen Mother’s crown. Special Agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich don’t hesitate to help Drummond find the cunning international thief known as the Fox.

Putnam Adult * 9780399164736


Kathryn Callaghan has just finished her novel about painter Élisabeth Vigée-LeBrun, a survivor of the French Revolution hated for her sympathetic portraits of Marie Antoinette. Though still haunted by the story she has written, Kathryn must leave the 18th-century European world she has researched and made vivid in order to return to her own life as an American in 2012.

William Morrow * 9780061579325


Sylvie Mason’s parents have an unusual occupation --- helping “haunted souls” find peace. After receiving a strange phone call one winter’s night, they leave the house and are later murdered in an old church in a horrifying act of violence. A year later, the inquisitive teenager pursues the mystery, moving closer to the knowledge of what occurred that night --- and to the truth about her family’s past and the secrets that have haunted them for years.

William Morrow * 9780060779634


In 1917, 14-year-old Jessie Carr, sole heiress to her family’s vast fortune, disappeared without a trace. Now, years later, her uncle Oliver Beckett finds Leah, a young actress in a vaudeville playhouse who's a dead ringer for his missing niece. With Oliver's coaching, Leah agrees to impersonate Jessie and split the family fortune with him. The only problem is, Leah’s act isn't going to fool the one person who knows the truth about what happened to Jessie Carr.

Minotaur Books * 9781250028167

KATE: The Future Queen by Katie Nicholl

Katie Nicholl gives an inside look into the life of the future Queen of England, Kate Middleton. Since becoming Duchess Catherine of Cambridge in 2011, Middleton has captivated royals fans around the world. Now, Nicholl delivers the story of her early life, first romances, and love with Prince William. She also reveals new details on Middleton’s initiation into royal life and, of course, her first pregnancy.
Weinstein Books * 9781602862265


THE LAST FIRST DAY by Carrie Brown

Ruth has always stood firmly beside her husband, Peter, the legendary chief of New England’s Derry School for boys. The aging Peter will soon have to retire, and Ruth is wondering what they will do in their old age, separated from the school into which they have poured everything, including their savings. The narrative takes us back through the years, revealing the explosive spark and joy between Ruth and Peter.

Pantheon * 9780307908032

THE LONGEST RIDE by Nicholas Sparks

Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. They are two couples who have little in common, and are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

Grand Central Publishing * 9781455520657

MEN WE REAPED: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward

In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life --- to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these losses, one after another, made Jesmyn ask the question: Why? And as she began to write about the experience of living through all the dying, she realized the truth --- and it took her breath away.

Bloomsbury USA * 9781608195213

THE QUEST by Nelson DeMille

THE QUEST is a deadly adventure that pits two journalists and a beautiful photographer against the Vatican, murderous tribesmen, shadowy assassins, fanatical Coptic monks and, ultimately, the powers of the Holy Grail itself. Against the backdrop of a legend that has lasted 2,000 years, and with a love affair influencing many decisions, good eventually triumphs --- but at a steep price.

Center Street * 9781455576425

SEVEN FOR A SECRET by Lyndsay Faye

Officer Timothy Wilde is horrified when he learns of the gruesome underworld of lies and corruption ruled by the “blackbirders,” who snatch free Northerners of color from their homes, masquerade them as slaves, and sell them South to toil as plantation property. When the beautiful and terrified Lucy Adams staggers into Timothy’s office to report a robbery and is asked what was stolen, her reply is “My family.”
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam * 9780399158384



In SISTER MOTHER HUSBAND DOG, Delia Ephron brings her trademark wit and effervescent prose to a series of unforgettable, moving and provocative essays. The emotional linchpin in this collection is the author’s stirring, eloquent response to the death of Nora Ephron --- Delia’s older sister and frequent writing companion.

Blue Rider Press * 9780399166556

SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMEONE DEAD: An Agatha Raisin Mystery by M. C. Beaton

It is quite the shock when Gloria French is found dead, murdered by a poisoned bottle of elderberry wine. Afraid the murder will be a blight on the small town, Parish councillor Jerry Tarrant hires private detective Agatha Raisin to track down the murderer. A secretive village whose residents resent the investigation doesn't stop the ever-persistent Agatha from sticking her nose where no one wants it --- especially as the suspect list grows.
Minotaur Books * 9780312640132


The Reinholds lie in their home stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned by the evidence that they were murdered by their own son, Jerry. With the money he’s stolen from his parents and a long list of grievances, he intends to finally make his mark on the world. Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her team already know the who, how and why of this murder. What they need to pinpoint is where Jerry is going to strike next.
Putnam Adult * 9780399164422



Putting aside poetry in favor of music, and drawing on his classical bassoon training, Paul Chowder turns instead to his new acoustic guitar with one goal in mind: to learn songwriting. As he struggles to come to terms with the horror of America’s drone wars and ex-girlfriend Roz’s recent relationship with a local NPR radio host, Paul fills his days with Quaker meetings, Planet Fitness workouts, and some experiments with tobacco.

Blue Rider Press * 9780399160967

WHO ASKED YOU? by Terry McMillan

WHO ASKED YOU? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams --- all while holding down a job delivering room service at a hotel. The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, each playing a part, and full of surprises.

Viking Adult * 9780670785698

On Sale the Week of September 16th in Paperback

September 17th

31 DAYS TO HAPPINESS: How to Find What Really Matters in Life by David Jeremiah
Paperback Original

Dr. David Jeremiah takes a look at history’s wisest and most successful man, King Solomon, and challenges readers to find what really matters in life. If you thought happiness was only an empty hope, maybe you’ve simply been looking in all the wrong places. In this book, Dr. Jeremiah reveals the way to the happiness you have longed for, the never-dimming light of your fondest dreams.
Thomas Nelson * 9780849921933

by Peter Ames Carlin

Peter Ames Carlin's New York Times bestselling biography of one of America's greatest musicians is the first in 25 years to be written with the cooperation of Bruce Springsteen himself. With unfettered access to the artist, his family, and band members --- including Clarence Clemons in his last major interview --- the acclaimed music writer presents a startlingly inti­mate and vivid portrait of a rock icon.

Touchstone * 9781439191835


Caren Gray manages Belle Vie, a sprawling antebellum plantation that has turned into an eerie tourist attraction. Outside the gates, a corporation has been snapping up land from struggling families who have been growing sugar cane for generations and replacing local employees with illegal laborers. Tensions mount when the body of a female migrant worker is found in a shallow grave on the edge of the property, her throat cut clean.

Harper Perennial * 9780061802065

THE ELEMENTALS by Francesca Lia Block

Ariel Silverman is haunted by the disappearance of her best friend, Jeni, who vanished without a trace a few years before, closing Ariel's heart and changing her forever. Ariel wonders if she will ever be fully alive, until she meets three mysterious, beautiful and seductive young people living in a strange old house in the Berkeley hills. Through them, Ariel will unravel the mystery of her best friend's disappearance and face a chilling choice.

St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250036292

THE HIT by David Baldacci

A highly skilled assassin, Will Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate the worst enemies of the state. Fellow assassin Jessica Reel is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now she's turning her gun sights on other members of their agency. As Robie pursues Reel, he quickly finds that there is more to her betrayal than meets the eye. Her attacks on the agency conceal a threat that could send shockwaves through the U.S. government and around the world.

Grand Central Publishing * 9781455521173

NO WAY OUT: A Karen Vail Novel by Alan Jacobson
Paperback Original

When a powerful firebomb destroys part of an art gallery in an exclusive London district, FBI Profiler Karen Vail is dispatched to England to work with Scotland Yard. But Vail soon discovers that at the heart of the bombing lies a 440-year-old manuscript that holds clues to England's past --- with content so explosive that a group of political radicals is bent on destroying it at all costs.
Premier Digital Publishing * 9781624670848

RATLINES by Stuart Neville

As the Irish people prepare to welcome President John F. Kennedy to the land of his ancestors, a German national is murdered. This is the third foreigner to die within a few days, and Minister for Justice Charles Haughey wants the killing to end lest a shameful secret be exposed: the dead men were all Nazis granted asylum by the Irish government in the years following World War II.

Soho Crime * 9781616953027

TAKING EVE: An Eve Duncan Novel by Iris Johansen

Jim Doane's 25-year-old son may or may not be dead, and he has only burned skull fragments as possible evidence. But he cannot go to the police for answers without risking his own secrets and dark past, so instead he chooses a bold step to find the truth --- a truth that takes forensic sculptor Eve Duncan down a twisted path of madness and evil and into the darkest heart of her own history.

St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9781250034335

WHAT ONCE WAS LOST by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Paperback Original

After a fire breaks out at the Brambleville Asylum for the Poor, Christina Willems is forced to approach Levi Jonnson, a reclusive mill owner, to take in a young blind boy named Tommy Kilgore. Levi agrees with reluctance but finds himself surprised by the bond that quickly grows between him and Tommy. As obstacles to repairing her farm pile up against Christina, she begins to question her leadership ability and wonders if she can fulfill the mission to which she has dedicated her life.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307731258

On Sale the Week of September 23rd in Hardcover

September 24th

ALL IN: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life by Mark Batterson

The message of ALL IN is simple: If Jesus is not Lord of all, then Jesus is not Lord at all. It's all or nothing. It's now or never. Kneeling at the foot of the cross of Christ and surrendering to His Lordship is a radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King. It's also an act of disowning yourself. Nothing belongs to you. Not even you.

Zondervan * 9780310333050

THE BLOOD TELEGRAM : Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass

THE BLOOD TELEGRAM is a riveting history --- the first full account --- of the involvement of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the 1971 atrocities in Bangladesh that led to war between India and Pakistan, shaped the fate of Asia, and left in their wake a host of major strategic consequences for the world today.

Knopf * 9780307700209


CARTWHEEL by Jennifer duBois

When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters. Five weeks later, though, her roommate Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who's asking. As the case takes shape --- revealing deceptions, secrets and suspicious DNA --- Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her.

Random House * 9780812995862

CATASTROPHE 1914: Europe Goes To War by Max Hastings

From acclaimed military historian Max Hastings comes a new history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles that marked the frenzied first year before the war bogged down in the trenches.

Knopf * 9780307597052


CUT TO THE BONE: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson Bass

On a sweltering hillside in Knoxville, Dr. Bill Brockton launches an unusual research facility. Brockton is determined to revolutionize the study of forensics to help law enforcement solve homicides --- but the scientist's plans are derailed by a chilling murder that leaves him reeling from a sense of déjà vu. As the body count rises, the victims' fatal injuries grow more and more distinctive --- a spiral of death that holds dark implications for Brockton himself.

William Morrow * 9780062262301

THE DEAD RUN by Adam Mansbach

On both sides of the border, girls are going missing and bodies are beginning to surface. It’s a deadly epidemic of crime that plunges a small-town police chief into a monster of an investigation he's not equipped to handle. An ancient evil has returned, and now everyone --- the innocent and the guilty --- must face their deepest terrors.
Harper Voyager * 9780062199652


DEADLINE by Sandra Brown

Well-respected journalist Dawson Scott, who has recently returned from Afghanistan, is covering the disappearance and presumed murder of former Marine Jeremy Wesson, the biological son of the pair of terrorists who remain on the FBI's Most Wanted list. As Dawson delves into the story, he finds himself developing feelings for Wesson's ex-wife, Amelia, and her two young sons. But when Amelia's nanny turns up dead, the case takes a stunning new turn, with Dawson himself becoming a suspect.

Grand Central Publishing * 9781455501519


DOCTOR SLEEP by Stephen King

Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular books ever, THE SHINING, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

Scribner * 9781476727653


JIM HENSON: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones

Brian Jay Jones draws on hundreds of hours of new interviews with Jim Henson's family, friends and closest collaborators, as well as unprecedented access to private family and company archives, to pen this comprehensive biography of Henson’s all-too-brief life: from his childhood in Leland, Mississippi, through the years of burgeoning fame in America, to the decade of international celebrity that preceded his untimely death at age 53.

Ballantine Books * 9780345526113

KILLING JESUS: A History by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Bill O’Reilly details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly 2,000 years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. KILLING JESUS will take readers inside Jesus’s life, recounting the events that made his death inevitable and changed the world forever.

Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805098549

KING'S MOUNTAIN: A Ballad Novel by Sharyn McCrumb

John Sevier had not taken much interest in the American Revolution, since he was too busy fighting Indians in the Carolinas and taming the wilderness. But when an arrogant British officer threatened his settlement --- promising to burn the farms and kill families --- the war became personal. That arrogant officer is Patrick Ferguson of the British Army. Inventor of the Ferguson rifle and the devoted lover to his mistress, Virginia Sal, Patrick becomes a delightful anti-hero.

Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250011404

LEVELS OF LIFE by Julian Barnes
This latest book from Julian Barnes, author of the Man Booker Prize–winning novel THE SENSE OF AN ENDING, begins in the 19th century and leads seamlessly into an entirely personal account of loss. LEVELS OF LIFE is about ballooning, photography, love and loss; about putting two things --- and two people --- together and tearing them apart.

Knopf * 9780385350778

THE LOWLAND by Jhumpa Lahiri

Born just 15 months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead. It is the 1960s, and Udayan finds himself drawn to a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity and poverty. Meanwhile, Subhash leaves home to pursue a life of scientific research in a quiet, coastal corner of America. But when Subhash learns what happened to his brother in the lowland outside their family’s home, he goes back to India, hoping to pick up the pieces of a shattered family.

Knopf * 9780307265746

A MAN OF HIS OWN by Susan Wilson

Rick Stanton was once a promising professional baseball player with a bright future ahead of him, until he returned home from World War II with his body permanently broken and his dreams shattered. He and his wife, Francesca, also volunteered their beloved dog Pax for the Army’s K-9 Corp, and when Pax comes back along with his handler Keller, they hire the soldier to stay with them as Rick's live-in aid. All three of them are lost, broken and need healing...and Pax might be the one to guide them home.

St. Martin's Press * 9781250014368

NIGHTMARE RANGE: The Collected Sueno and Bascom Short Stories by Martin Limon

Soho Crime has released a collection of Martin Limón's award-winning short stories featuring Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom. The stories within have been published over the last 20 years in a variety of magazines, mostly in Alfred Hitchcock, but have never before been available in book form.
Soho Crime * 9781616953324


THE OUTCASTS by Kathleen Kent

After escaping the Texas brothel where she had been a virtual prisoner, Lucinda Carter heads for Middle Bayou to meet her lover, who has a plan to make them both rich, chasing rumors of a pirate's buried treasure. Meanwhile, Nate Cannon is on the hunt for a ruthless killer named McGill who has claimed the lives of men, women, and even children across the frontier. Who --- if anyone --- will survive when their paths finally cross?

Little, Brown and Company * 9780316206129

THE STRANGER YOU KNOW: A Forensic Instincts Novel by Andrea Kane

A Forensic Instincts team must race to uncover the identity of a serial killer before his ever-tightening circle of death closes in on Casey Woods --- the ultimate target. As the stalker methodically moves in on his prey, his actions make one thing clear: he knows everything about Casey. The killer's blood trail of death shows that each victim has a unique connection to Casey, who realizes that this psychopath won't stop until he makes sure she's dead.

Harlequin MIRA * 9780778315018

THE WEDDING GIFT by Marlen Suyapa Bodden

When prestigious plantation owner Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa’s hand in marriage, she takes with her a gift: Sarah, her slave and her half-sister. Raised by an educated mother, Clarissa is not the proper southern belle she appears to be with ambitions of loving who she chooses, and Sarah equally hides behind the façade of being a docile house slave as she plots to escape.

St. Martin's Press * 9781250026385

September 26th

YEAR ZERO: A History of 1945 by Ian Buruma

In 1945, one world had ended and a new, uncertain one was beginning. Regime change had come on a global scale, great cities around the world lay in ruins, and the ground was laid for more horror to come. In YEAR ZERO, an examination of the postwar years is intertwined with author Ian Buruma's father's attempted reentry into “normalcy” after his experience as a prisoner of war.

The Penguin Press * 9781594204364

On Sale the Week of September 23rd in Paperback

September 24th


London 1887. For Maribel Campbell Lowe, the beautiful bohemian wife of a maverick politician, it is the year to make something of herself. A self-proclaimed Chilean heiress educated in Paris, she is torn between poetry and the new art of photography. But it is soon plain that Maribel’s choices are not so simple. As her husband’s career hangs by a thread, her real past, and the family she abandoned, come back to haunt them both.

Mariner Books * 9780544103801

Paperback Original

Heather Wells is used to having her cake and eating it, too, but this time she may be out of luck. Her cake's gone missing…along with the wedding planner she's hired for her upcoming nuptials to hunky P.I. Cooper Cartwright. But Heather has even bigger problems: A pretty freshman has turned up dead after an all-night back-to-school rager, and every student in the dorm where Heather works is a possible suspect.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061734793


THE FAMINE PLOT: England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy by Tim Pat Coogan

During a Biblical seven years in the middle of the 19th century, fully a quarter of Ireland’s citizens either perished from starvation or emigrated in what came to be known as Gorta Mór, the Great Hunger. In this sweeping history, Ireland’s best-known historian, Tim Pat Coogan, tackles the dark history of the Irish Famine and argues that it constituted one of the first acts of genocide.

Palgrave Macmillan * 9781137278838

FORMER PEOPLE: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy by Douglas Smith

FORMER PEOPLE is the first book to recount the history of the aristocracy caught up in the maelstrom of the Bolshevik Revolution and the creation of Stalin’s Russia. It is the story of how a centuries-old elite, famous for its glittering wealth, its service to the tsar and empire, and its promotion of the arts and culture, was dispossessed and destroyed along with the rest of old Russia.

Picador * 9781250037794

THE GOOD SISTER by Wendy Corsi Staub
Paperback Original

The relentless bullying Jen Archer's older daughter, Carly, has been taking at school has taken a toll on the entire family. When Carly's friend suddenly commits suicide, Jen's fears reach an all-time high. Carly turns to Internet message boards for help, finding a kindred spirit in "Angel." But as she shares more and more, is she truly confiding in a friend...or risking her life at the hands of a dangerous madman?

Harper * 9780062222374

LOOKING FOR YESTERDAY: A Sharon McCone Mystery by Marcia Muller

Three years ago, Caro Warrick was acquitted for the murder of her best friend, Amelia Bettencourt, but the lingering doubts of everyone around Caro is affecting her life. Sharon McCone is confident that she can succeed where other detectives have failed. However, when Caro is brutally beaten right at Sharon's doorstep, the investigation takes on a whole new course.

Grand Central Publishing * 9780446573368


Harold Silver has spent a lifetime watching his younger brother, George, acquire a wife, two kids, and a beautiful home in the suburbs of New York City. But Harry also knows George has a murderous temper, and when George loses control, the result is an act of violence so shocking that both brothers are hurled into entirely new lives in which they both must seek absolution.

Penguin Books * 9780147509703


Clay Jannon has landed a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that the store is even more curious than the name suggests. He concludes it must be a front for something larger, and soon he’s embarked on a complex analysis of the customers’ behavior. It turns out the secrets extend far outside the walls of the bookstore.

Picador * 9781250037756

MRS. LINCOLN'S DRESSMAKER by Jennifer Chiaverini

Jennifer Chiaverini presents a stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city’s elite. Keckley made history by sewing for the First Lady within the White House, a trusted witness to many private moments between the President and his wife.

Plume * 9780142180358

RAGE IS BACK by Adam Mansbach

Kilroy Dondi Vance has grown up in the shadow of his absent father, Billy Rage, a legendary graffiti writer who disappeared from New York after a feud with MTA police chief Anastacio Bracken. In 2005, Bracken is running for mayor and Kilroy discovers that his father is back in the city. Rage and other prominent graffiti writers from the ’80s team up to ruin Bracken's campaign with the greatest graffiti stunt New York has ever seen.

Plume * 9780142180488

RISE TO GREATNESS: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year by David Von Drehle

As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death’s door. The survival of the country depended on the judgment and resilience of the unschooled frontier lawyer who had recently been elected president. Acclaimed author David Von Drehle has created both a deeply human portrait of America’s greatest president and a dramatic narrative about our most fateful year.

Picador * 9781250037800

THE ROUND HOUSE by Louise Erdrich

The victim of a recent attack, Geraldine Coutts is reluctant to relive or reveal to anyone what happened. She will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Her son, Joe, becomes frustrated with the official investigation and sets out with his trusted friends to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.

Harper Perennial * 9780062065254

SAN MIGUEL by T. C. Boyle

T. C. Boyle returns to the Channel Islands for his latest work of historical fiction, which is comprised of two short novels. In the first, set in 1888, Marantha Waters moves to the island with her husband and daughter to run a sheep farm, with the hope that the climate will cure Marantha’s consumption. In the second, set in the 1930s, Elise Lester and her husband, the latter shell-shocked during World War I, take over the land.

Penguin Books * 9780147509758

THE SINS OF THE MOTHER by Danielle Steel

Everything Olivia Grayson touches in the business world turns to gold. Now, though, she reflects upon her life and wishes she'd invested in her family as much as she did in her business. Eager to atone for past sins, Olivia does her utmost to support each of her children as they struggle through mid-life crises. Together, the Grayson dynasty will confront conflicts past and present as Olivia takes them on a climactic family vacation.

Dell * 9780440245230

Paperback Original

TEATIME FOR THE FIREFLY is a charming tale of unexpected romance between two misfits in traditional Indian society. Shona Patel's debut novel is a fish-out-of-water love story told partially through letters, and set within an exotic and enchanting world where social upheaval and the threat of World War II lingers on their doorstep.

Harlequin MIRA * 9780778315476

WICKED PLEASURES by Penny Vincenzi

All families have secrets --- but could one scandalous secret tear this aristocratic family apart? WICKED PLEASURES is the story of a brother and two sisters who discover that they all have different fathers. None of them are the children of Alexander, Earl of Caterham, who was married to their mother for almost 20 years.

Overlook TP * 9781468307078

THE WOMAN WHO DIED A LOT: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde

The Bookworld’s leading enforcement officer, Thursday Next, has been forced into a semiretirement following an assassination attempt, returning home to recuperate. But with Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, and a call from the Bookworld to hunt down Pagerunners who have jumped into the Realworld, her convalescence is going to be anything but restful.

Penguin Books * 9780147509765

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