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September 24, 2013

September 24, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of September 23rd and September 30th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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

THE BOOK OF MATT: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard by Stephen Jimenez

Stephen Jimenez went to Laramie to research the story of Matthew Shepard’s murder in 2000, after the two men convicted of killing him had gone to prison. His aim was to write a screenplay on what he, and the rest of the nation, believed to be an open-and-shut case of antigay violence. But what Jimenez eventually found in Wyoming was a tangled web of secrets that transform the two-dimensional myth of Matthew Shepard into a flesh-and-blood human drama.
Steerforth * 9781586422141


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

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

On Sale the Week of September 30th in Hardcover

September 30th

GONE: A Michael Bennett Novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put charismatic and ruthless leader Manuel Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him. He begins to embark on an escalating series of assassinations across the country, killings whose brazenness and audacity bring into question the possibility of safety and law in the US.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316210980

October 1st

BLOWBACK: A Vanessa Pierson Novel by Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett

Undercover CIA agent Vanessa Pierson tries to pinpoint just who is building a nuclear weapon in Iran --- and how this shadowy figure has discovered the identities of several of her sources and had them assassinated. She’s getting closer, putting her cover and her career --- not to mention her life --- at risk.

Blue Rider Press * 9780399158209


DAVID AND GOLIATH: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell

In DAVID AND GOLIATH, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages. He offers a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, cope with a disability, lose a parent, attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.

Little, Brown and Company * 9780316204361

THE DAYLIGHT GATE by Jeanette Winterson

Good Friday, 1612. Pendle Forest. A gathering of 13 is interrupted by local magistrate Roger Nowell. Is this a coven or a helpless group of women trying to save their family from the stake? Two already stand accused of witchcraft. The wealthy, respected Alice Nutter tries to defend them, haunted by her own past entanglement with magick. She doesn't believe in the Devil, but as she fights for justice, her life is endangered by forces visible and invisible.

Grove Press * 9780802121639

GHOST GONE WILD: A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel by Carolyn Hart
Good-hearted ghost Bailey Ruth Raeburn is sent to a frame house where a young man is playing the drums. When a window cracks and a rifle barrel is thrust inside, only Bailey Ruth’s hasty intervention saves Nick Magruder from taking a bullet. When she materializes to reassure him, she finds she can’t go back to vanishing. It turns out she’s been tricked by Nick’s late aunt to come to the young man’s rescue.

Berkley Hardcover * 9780425260753

IAN FLEMING by Andrew Lycett

In this full-length biography, Andrew Lycett tells the story of the James Bond creator Ian Fleming's life, proving that it was just as dramatic as that of his fictional creation. With direct access to Fleming’s family and friends, Lycett goes behind the complicated façade of this enigmatic and remarkable man who brought Agent 007 to life.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250037985

LOSS OF INNOCENCE by Richard North Patterson

In 1968, 22-year-old Whitney Dane is spending her summer on Martha’s Vineyard. Its still waters are disturbed by the appearance of Benjamin Blaine, an underprivileged yet fiercely ambitious and charismatic figure, a force of nature neither Whitney nor her family could have prepared for. As Ben’s presence begins to awaken independence within Whitney, it also brings deep-rooted family tensions to a dangerous head.

Quercus * 9781623650926

MORTAL BONDS: A Jason Stafford Novel by Michael Sears

William von Becker ran one of the largest privately held investment banks in North America, until the whole edifice was demonstrated to be a fraud. After von Becker dies in prison, financial investigator Jason Stafford is hired by his family to find the missing money before the Feds do --- and certain other parties, some of whom are nowhere near as scrupulous in their methods.

Putnam Adult * 9780399158674

by Lynn Cullen

1845: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is all the rage --- the success of which a struggling poet like Frances Osgood can only dream. Frances jumps at the chance to meet Poe, if only to help her fledgling career. What follows is an illicit affair. But when Edgar’s frail wife Virginia insists on befriending Frances as well, the relationship becomes as dark and twisted as one of Poe’s tales.

Gallery Books * 9781476702919

THE NIGHT GUEST by Fiona McFarlane

Widowed Ruth lives a quiet life by the sea until a woman claiming to be a government case worker comes to her door one wet night and stays. Frida’s presence subtly changes the environment, as Ruth suddenly starts recalling her childhood in Fiji and seems to hear a tiger roaming outside her window. Yes, there’s a dark secret in the past, but THE NIGHT GUEST is more concerned with creeping fear, the long road of aging, and the inviolable presence of the colonial past.

Faber & Faber * 9780865477735

THE OCTOBER LIST by Jeffery Deaver

Two days ago, Gabriela's life was normal. Then, out of the blue, she gets word that her six-year-old daughter has been taken. She's given an ultimatum: pay half a million dollars and find a mysterious document known as the "October List" within 30 hours, or she'll never see her child again. THE OCTOBER LIST is a mind-bending novel with twists and turns that unfold from its dramatic climax back to its surprising beginning.

Grand Central Publishing * 9781455576647

ONE SUMMER: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

In ONE SUMMER, Bill Bryson transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life. A number of major events transpired in that epochal summer of 1927, and Bryson captures its outsized personalities, exciting events and occasional just plain weirdness. In that year, America stepped out onto the world stage as the main event.

Doubleday * 9780767919401

THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion

Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a 16-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman is all these things. But while Don quickly disqualifies her as a candidate, as a DNA expert Don is particularly suited to help Rosie on her own quest: identifying her biological father.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476729084


As Alma Whittaker's careful studies of moss take her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, the man she comes to love draws her in the opposite direction --- into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. Alma is a clear-minded scientist; Ambrose is a Utopian artist. But what unites this couple is a shared passion for knowing --- a desperate need to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all of life.
Viking Adult * 9780670024858

SILENCING EVE by Iris Johansen

In TAKING EVE, the game began. In HUNTING EVE, the chase was on. Now, in SILENCING EVE, the prey is cornered. Will Eve Duncan survive? Will those she loves take the fall with her? And will the secrets of Eve’s past ultimately become her undoing? All these questions will be answered in a shocking, you-never-saw-it-coming conclusion.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250020024

SPIDER WOMAN'S DAUGHTER: A Leaphorn & Chee Novel by Anne Hillerman

Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manualito witnesses the cold-blooded shooting of someone very close to her. She wants in on the investigation, despite regulations forbidding eyewitness involvement. But that doesn't mean she's going to sit idly by, especially when her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, is in charge of finding the shooter. Bernie and Chee discover that a cold case involving his former boss and partner, retired Inspector Joe Leaphorn, may hold the key.
Harper * 9780062270481

THE SPYMISTRESS by Jennifer Chiaverini

Jennifer Chiaverini is back with another enthralling historical novel set during the Civil War era, this time inspired by the life of “a true Union woman as true as steel” who risked everything by caring for Union prisoners of war --- and stealing Confederate secrets.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953623

THE TILTED WORLD by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

Set against the backdrop of the historic flooding of the Mississippi River, THE TILTED WORLD --- written by Tom Franklin, the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER, and award-winning poet Beth Ann Fennelly --- is an extraordinary tale of murder and moonshine, sandbagging and saboteurs, and a man and a woman who find unexpected love.
William Morrow * 9780062069184

TIP AND THE GIPPER: When Politics Worked by Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews was a top aide to Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill, who waged a principled war of political ideals with President Reagan from 1980 to 1986. Together, the two men forged compromises that shaped America’s future and became one of history’s most celebrated political pairings --- the epitome of how ideological opposites can get things done.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451695991

October 3rd


By turns mythic and realistic, farcical and tragic, ironic and moving, T. C. Boyle’s stories have mapped a wide range of human emotions. The 58 stories in this new volume, written over the last 18 years, reflect his maturing themes. Along with the satires and tall tales that established his reputation, readers will find stories speaking to contemporary social issues, from air rage to abortion doctors, and character-driven tales of quiet power and passion.
Viking Adult * 9780670026258

On Sale the Week of September 30th in Paperback

October 1st

AN AMERICAN SPY by Olen Steinhauer

When Alan Drummond, Milo Weaver's former boss in the CIA, uses one of Milo’s compromised aliases to travel to London and then disappears, calling all kinds of attention to his actions, Milo can’t help but go in search of him.

St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9781250036971


Structured as a daybook of sorts, Ian Frazier’s first novel, which is based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker, follows the Cursing Mommy --- beleaguered wife of Larry and mother of two boys --- as she tries (more or less) valiantly to offer tips on how to do various tasks around the home, only to end up on the ground, cursing, surrounded by broken glass.

Picador * 9781250037763

DANCING DOGS: Stories by Jon Katz

New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz returns with his first ever collection of short stories. In these remarkable tales, the bonds between humans and animals are brought to life by a series of unforgettable characters. From the barnyard to the suburbs, from ordinary homes to rescue shelters, the animals in these stories are genuinely inspiring and utterly memorable.

Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780345502674

FAR FROM THE TREE: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Books for a Better Life Award, and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of 2012, this masterpiece by the National Book Award-winning author of THE NOONDAY DEMON features stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children, but also find profound meaning in doing so.

Scribner * 9780743236720

FATHERLESS by Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner

The year is 2042. The feeble old now outnumber the vigorous young, and this untenable situation is intensifying a battle between competing cultural agendas. Reporter Julia Davidson --- a formerly award-winning journalist seeking to revive a flagging career --- is investigating the growing crisis, unaware that her activity makes her a pawn in an ominous conspiracy.

FaithWords * 9781455513109

Jill Anthony finds her husband in bed with another woman; Lisa Carlucci is sick and tired of having meaningless sex; and 10-year-old Cassie Jones no longer believes in anything anymore after losing her mother to cancer. The lives of these three people, who are at the crossroads of heartbreak and healing, will be changed one winter in Sparkle.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250000743


Harry Copeland, an elite paratrooper who fought behind enemy lines in Europe, returns home to run the family business. In a single, magical encounter on the Staten Island ferry, the young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale falls for him in an instant, too late to prevent her engagement to a much older man. Harry and Catherine pursue one another in a romance played out in postwar America's Broadway theaters, Long Island mansions, the offices of financiers, and the haunts of gangsters.
Mariner Books * 9780544102606

LEAVING HAVEN by Kathleen McCleary
Paperback Original

Georgia longs for a baby, but she has had miscarriage after miscarriage since her daughter was born more than a decade ago. Through a miraculous egg donation, Georgia is thrilled to find herself pregnant --- until she makes a startling discovery that changes her mind about how much she really wants the baby.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062106261

MAD RIVER: A Virgil Flowers Novel by John Sandford

As the crime spree of three teenagers cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers’ cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down. But even he doesn’t realize what’s about to happen next.
Berkley * 9780425261316

THE POWER TRIP by Jackie Collins

A luxurious yacht in the Sea of Cortez, a birthday cruise for one of the world’s most beautiful women, and an invitation no one can refuse. From mega-seller Jackie Collins comes her new novel, set on a state-of-the-art luxury yacht off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. A tropical getaway with a cast of global power-hungry elites turns sour when they find out maybe they don't control as much of the world as they thought.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9780312569839

ROBERT B. PARKER'S FOOL ME TWICE: A Jesse Stone Novel by Michael Brandman

A Hollywood movie company has come to Paradise, Massachusetts, and brought with it a huge cast, crew, and a troubled star. Marisol Hinton is scared out of her wits that her estranged husband's jealousy might take a dangerous turn. When she becomes the subject of a death threat, Jesse and the rest of the Paradise police department go on high alert.
Berkley * 9780425261286

SOVEREIGN: The Books of Mortals, Book 3 by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee

Nine years after Rom Sebastian was thrust into the most unlikely of circumstances as hero and bearer of an unimaginable secret, the alliance of his followers is in disarray. An epic battle with The Order has left them scattered and deeply divided both in strategy and resolve in their struggle to become truly alive and free. Only 36 truly alive followers remain loyal to Rom. This meager band must fight for survival as The Order is focused on their total annihilation.
FaithWords * 9781599953601

TARGET LANCER by Max Allan Collins

Nathan Heller, "P.I. to the Stars," knows that a conspiracy is in the works long before November 22, 1963. Several years earlier, he had been involved in the early stages of a plan to assassinate Fidel Castro that was cut short when his Mafia contact was murdered. After being interrogated by gangsters and contacted by U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Heller realizes that he may be the one person who can prevent a devastating political assassination.
Forge Books * 9780765361479

THE TIME KEEPER by Mitch Albom

The inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.
Hyperion * 9781401312855


Everything that Brek Cuttler has ever known disappears when she finds herself standing on a deserted train platform, covered in blood. A man from her past explains that she has been chosen to join the elite team of lawyers charged with prosecuting and defending souls at the Final Judgment. As Brek struggles to find her way back to her husband and daughter, she will discover that her first client holds the shocking secret of her fate.
Berkley Trade * 9780425261675


Finbar Dolan has carved out a mildly successful career at a Madison Avenue ad agency. But when he has to cancel a wedding and a long-awaited vacation --- and finds out his father is terminally ill and none of his siblings are willing to visit --- Fin has to examine his life and reevaluate his choices.
Touchstone * 9781451675559

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