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October 15, 2013

October 15, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of October 14th and October 21st that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of October 14th in Hardcover

October 15th

Told in a dizzying array of styles --- from lyric essays and disarming testimonials to hilariously rambling text messages and ghostly footnotes --- and loosely modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous's Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, James Franco’s debut novel is an intense, wild ride into the dark heart of celebrity.
Little A/New Harvest * 9780544114531

BEHIND THE SHATTERED GLASS: A Lady Emily Mystery by Tasha Alexander
Anglemore Park is the ancestral home of Lady Emily Hargreave's husband, Colin. But the stately calm of country life is destroyed when their neighbor, the Marquess of Montagu, bursts through the French doors from the garden and falls down dead in front of the shocked gathering. Who has a motive for murdering the young aristocrat?
Minotaur Books * 9781250024701

Pondering endless modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of loss, single motherhood, tweeting, texting, technology, and rediscovering her sexuality in --- Warning! Bad, outdated phrase approaching! --- middle age.
Knopf * 9780385350860

CHRISTMAS BLISS by Mary Kay Andrews
Christmas is coming, but Savannah antiques dealer Weezie Foley is doubly distracted: by her upcoming wedding to her longtime love, chef Daniel Stipanek, and also by the fact that her best friend and maid-of-honor, BeBe Loudermilk, is due to give birth any day --- and is still adamantly refusing to marry her live-in-love Harry.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250019721

THE DAWN OF CHRISTMAS: A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country by Cindy Woodsmall
Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it’s time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan --- but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307732132

DEAD MAN'S TIME by Peter James
During the investigation of a savage burglary in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace realizes he has kicked over a hornets nest of new and ancient hatreds. At its heart is one man, Gavin Daly, who has a score to settle and a promise to keep --- both of which lead to a murderous trail linking the antiques world of Brighton, the crime fraternity of Spain’s Marbella, and New York.
Minotaur Books * 9781250030184

THE FAMILY: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century by David Laskin
A century and a half ago, a Torah scribe and his wife raised six children in a yeshiva town at the western fringe of the Russian empire. Bound by their customs and ancient faith, the pious couple expected their sons and daughter to carry family traditions into future generations. But the social and political crises of our time decreed otherwise. The torrent of history took the scribe’s family down three very different roads.
Viking Adult * 9780670025473

GOOD GOD, LOUSY WORLD, AND ME: The Improbable Journey of a Human Rights Activist from Unbelief to Faith by Holly Burkhalter
For over 30 years, Holly Burkhalter has worked as an international rights advocate for victims of genocide, rape and injustice. Throughout most of her career, the heartbreak she encountered around the world --- and in her own life --- had convinced her that there was no such thing as a loving God. Then, Holly discovered a new truth: God was there --- in the grief, in the violence, in the questions. And God was good.
Convergent Books * 9781601425089

THE HEAVENS RISE by Christopher Rice
Deep in the swamps outside of New Orleans, Niquette Delongpre and her family uncover a well on their property that brings ancient things to the surface --- things that should have stayed buried. When Niquette is exposed to a small parasite, it triggers in her mysterious and dangerous powers. As she tries to come to grips with these new abilities and what they might mean for her future, she realizes that she is not alone.
Gallery Books * 9781476716084

HE WALKS AMONG US: Encounters with Christ in a Broken World by Richard and Renee Stearns
We often separate ourselves from people who are different from us, sometimes even intentionally. HE WALKS AMONG US is a great reminder of all the things we share in common --- hopes, dreams, heartaches --- and most important of all, it reminds us that He walks among us. All of us. This book offers great perspective from our brothers and sisters around the world.
Thomas Nelson * 9781400321865

HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE by Emma Chapman
Good wife Marta has been married for so long that she can hardly remember a past without Hector. But now strange visions flit at the corner of her eye, including that of a blonde girl no one else can see. Is she losing her mind, or is she starting to remember something important?
St. Martin's Press * 9781250018199

IDENTICAL by Scott Turow
State Senator Paul Giannis is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County. His identical twin brother Cass is newly released from prison, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Dita Kronon. When Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family business, and private investigator Tim Brodie begin a re-investigation of Dita's death, a complex web of murder, sex and betrayal dramatically unfolds.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455527205

JFK IN THE SENATE: Pathway to the Presidency by John T. Shaw
Before John F. Kennedy became a legendary young president, he was the junior senator from Massachusetts. The Senate was where JFK's presidential ambitions were born and first realized. In the first book to deal exclusively with JFK's Senate years, author John T. Shaw looks at how the young Senator was able to catapult himself on the national stage.
Palgrave Macmillan * 9780230341838

JOHNNY CARSON by Henry Bushkin
In the '70s and '80s, “The Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson was the country's highest-paid entertainer and its most enigmatic. He was notoriously inscrutable, as mercurial (and sometimes cruel) off-camera as he was charming and hilarious onstage. During the apex of his reign, Carson's longtime lawyer and best friend was Henry Bushkin, who now shows us Johnny Carson with a breathtaking clarity and depth that nobody else could.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544217621

JUST ONE EVIL ACT: A Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George
Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, discover that the case they've taken on is far more complex than a typical kidnapping, revealing secrets that could have far-reaching effects outside of the investigation. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most, and how far she’s willing to go to protect it.
Dutton Adult * 9780525952961

THE KENNEDY HALF-CENTURY: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy by Larry J. Sabato

John F. Kennedy died almost half a century ago --- yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato explores the fascinating and powerful influence JFK has had over five decades on the media, the general public, and especially on each of his nine presidential successors.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620402801

THE LAST DARK: The Climax of the Entire Thomas Covenant Chronicles by Stephen R. Donaldson
Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery have fought for what they love in the magical reality known only as "the Land." Now they face their final crisis. Reunited after their separate struggles, they discover in each other their true power --- and yet they cannot imagine how to stop the Worm of the World’s End from unmaking Time. Nevertheless, they must resist the ruin of all things, giving their last strength in the service of the world's continuance.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159206

THE MEN WHO UNITED THE STATES: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible by Simon Winchester
How did America become “one nation, indivisible”? What unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognize today? To answer these questions, Simon Winchester follows in the footsteps of America’s most essential explorers, thinkers and innovators. Throughout, he ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree.
Harper * 9780062079602


J. Michael Lennon knew Norman Mailer for 35 years, and in writing this biography, he has had the cooperation of Mailer’s late widow, Norris Church, his ex-wives, and all of his children, as well as his sister, Barbara. He also had access to Mailer’s vast, unpublished correspondence and papers, and he interviewed dozens of people who knew him.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439150191

ORR: My Story by Bobby Orr
Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey. But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. Orr is speaking out now because “I am a parent and a grandparent and I believe that I have lessons worth passing on.” ORR: MY STORY is more than a book about hockey --- it is about the making of a man.
Putnam Adult * 9780399161759

POLICE: A Harry Hole Novel by Jo Nesbø
For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry is not in a position to protect anyone. Least of all himself...
Knopf * 9780307960498

QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips
Weeks after meeting a chivalrous, elegant man named Harry Powers, Asta Eicher and her three children are dead. Journalist Emily Thornhill becomes deeply invested in understanding what happened, and allies herself with a banker who is wracked by guilt for not saving Asta. She goes to West Virginia to cover the murder trial and to investigate the story herself, accompanied by a charming and unconventional photographer who is equally drawn to the case.
Scribner * 9781439172537

THE REASON FOR MY HOPE: Salvation by Billy Graham
The saving message of the Gospel is the heartbeat of preacher and evangelist Billy Graham. Millions around the world have heard Graham proclaim this unchanging truth. He has never forgotten the transformation of his own life, when he first said yes to God’s gift of salvation, and he has witnessed multitudes turn their hearts to the God of Hope. THE REASON FOR MY HOPE presents the essence of that transformative message.
Thomas Nelson * 9780849947612

THE WOLVES OF MIDWINTER: The Wolf Gift Chronicles by Anne Rice
In THE WOLF GIFT, the first of her strange and mythic imaginings of the world of wolfen powers, Anne Rice conjured up a daring new world set against the wild and beckoning California coast. Now in her new novel, Rice takes us once again to the rugged coastline of Northern California, to the grand mansion at Nideck Point, and further explores the unearthly education of her transformed Man Wolf.
Knopf * 9780385349963

October 17th

DUKE: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the 20th century --- and an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no one, not even his closest friends, claimed to understand. DUKE peels away countless layers of Ellington’s evasion and public deception to tell the unvarnished truth about the creative genius.
Gotham * 9781592407491

SEVEN DEADLIES: A Cautionary Tale by Gigi Levangie Grazer
A ninth grader on a full scholarship at a fancy private school in Beverly Hills, Mexican American Perry Gonzalez is an aspiring writer who has penned seven deadly stories --- all drawn from her observations of the privileged teens around her. Greed, for instance, is evoked by an ambitious youngster with a Ponzi scheme that could wreck his own grandmother, while lust surfaces dangerously at a private concert involving the Judas Brothers.
Blue Rider Press * 9780399166730

SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT: A Walt Longmire Story by Craig Johnson

Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A CHRISTMAS CAROL in his office on December 24th when he’s interrupted by a mysterious young woman with more than a few questions about his predecessor, Lucian Connally. Lucian swears he’s never laid eyes on the woman before. Disappointed, she whispers “Steamboat” and begins a story that takes them all back to Christmas Eve 1988, when three people died in a terrible crash and a young girl had the slimmest chance of survival.
Viking Adult * 9780670015788

On Sale the Week of October 14th in Paperback

October 15th

THE GOVERNESS OF HIGHLAND HALL: Edwardian Brides, Book One by Carrie Turansky
Paperback Original
Worlds lie between the marketplaces of India and the halls of a magnificent country estate like Highland Hall. Will Julia be able to find her place when a governess is neither upstairs family nor downstairs help?
Multnomah Books * 9781601424969

ILLUMINATIONS: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen by Mary Sharratt
Offered to the Church at the age of eight, Hildegard von Bingen was entombed in a small room where she was expected to live out her days in silent submission. Instead, she found comfort and grace in studying books, growing herbs, and rejoicing in her own secret visions of the divine. Some 30 years later, Hildegard broke out of her prison with the heavenly calling to speak and write about her visions and to liberate her sisters and herself from the soul-destroying anchorage.
Mariner Books * 9780544106536

THE LITTLE BOOKSTORE OF BIG STONE GAP: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book by Wendy Welch
Wendy Welch and her husband had always dreamed of owning a bookstore, so when they left their high-octane jobs for a simpler life in an Appalachian coal town, they seized an unexpected opportunity to pursue their dream. Against all odds, but with optimism, the help of their Virginian mountain community, and an abiding love for books, they succeeded in establishing more than a thriving business --- they built a community.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250031617

Every year, a time traveler throws a party with all the other versions of who he has been and who he will be. However, the year he turns 39, the party takes a turn for the worse. He encounters the body of his 40-year-old self, dead of a gunshot wound to the head. He has one year to save himself, and all the other guests. But can he trust his past and future selves?
Soho Press * 9781616953010

MENNONITE MEETS MR. RIGHT: A Memoir of Faith, Hope, and Love by Rhoda Janzen
Paperback Original
At the end of her bestselling memoir, MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS, Rhoda Janzen had reconnected with her family roots, though her future felt uncertain. When this overeducated professor starts dating the most unlikely of men --- a weight-liftin', church-goin', truck-drivin' rocker named Mitch --- she begins a surprising journey to faith and love.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455502875

MICK JAGGER by Philip Norman
From exclusive interviews with those closest to Mick Jagger, such as ex-girlfriends Chrissie Shrimpton and Cleo Sylvestre, which shed light on little seen aspects of Jagger's personality, to record-straightening revelations about Jagger's infamous 1967 drugs bust and the notorious Altamont concert, Philip Norman's groundbreaking biography crafts a vivid portrait of the real man behind the swagger, little glimpsed and much misunderstood.
Ecco * 9780061944864

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Charles Talent Manx likes to take children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing --- and terrifying --- playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.” Victoria McQueen, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up now and desperate to forget. But Manx is on the road again and has picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062200587

A RELUCTANT COURTSHIP: The Daughters of Bainbridge House, Book 3 by Laurie Alice Eakes
Paperback Original

Honore Bainbridge has been courted by two men, one of whom turned out to be a traitor, the other a murderer. Banished to her family's country estate, she finally meets the man she is sure is exactly right for her: Lord Ashmoor. But he too is under suspicion because of his American upbringing and accusations that he has helped French prisoners escape from Dartmoor Prison. Though they find themselves drawn to each other, family obligations may conspire to keep them apart forever.
Revell * 9780800734688

Paperback Original
Just a few days after she gives birth alone in the Northwoods, a recently widowed young Chippewa woman stumbles into a nearby lumber camp in search of refuge and sustenance. Come summer, the camp owner sends Skypilot, his most trusted friend, to accompany Moon Song and her baby on the long and treacherous journey back to her people. But when tragedy strikes off the shore of Michigan's Upper Peninsula wilderness, Moon Song and Skypilot must depend on each other for survival.
Revell * 9780800721183

THE WALL AROUND YOUR HEART: How Jesus Heals You When Others Hurt You by Mary DeMuth
Paperback Original
In THE WALL AROUND YOUR HEART, Mary DeMuth shows you that you can reach wholeness and healing in the aftermath of painful relationships by following the road map of the Lord’s Prayer. You’ll walk through story after story of hurt people who are led through biblical truth into amazing, life-sustaining, joyful growth.
Thomas Nelson * 9781400205219

THE WALNUT TREE: A Holiday Tale by Charles Todd
While visiting France in the summer of 1914, Lady Elspeth Douglas is stranded at the port city of Calais with a sea of travelers, soldiers and refugees trying to leave the continent after the Germans invade Belgium at the start of World War I. She begins heroically carrying water to weary soldiers near the front, where she is rescued from a German shelling by Captain Peter Gilchrist. Once she is safely home in England, she cannot forget the gallant captain.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062236876

WHEN WE WERE ON FIRE: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love, and Starting Over by Addie Zierman
Paperback Original
In the strange, us-versus-them Christian subculture of the 1990s, a person’s faith was measured by how many WWJD bracelets she wore and whether he had kissed dating goodbye. Evangelical poster child Addie Zierman wore three bracelets asking what Jesus would do. She also led two Bible studies and listened exclusively to Christian music. She was on fire for God and unaware that the flame was dwindling --- until it burned out.
Convergent Books * 9781601425454

YOUNG PHILBY by Robert Littell
When Kim Philby fled to Moscow in 1963, he became the most notorious double agent in the history of espionage. Recruited into His Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service at the beginning of World War II, he rose rapidly in the ranks to become the chief liaison officer with the CIA in Washington after the war. Robert Littell recounts the little-known story of the spy's early years.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250037565

On Sale the Week of October 21st in Hardcover

October 21st

LASTING CITY: The Anatomy of Nostalgia by James McCourt
Enjoined by his dying mother to "tell everything," James McCourt was liberated by this deathbed wish to do just that. The result is LASTING CITY, an operatic recollection that braids a nostalgic portrait of old-Irish New York with a boy’s funny, gutter-snipe precocity and hardly innocent coming-of-age in the 1940s and '50s.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780871404589

October 22nd

Three climbers who set out to summit the world’s highest mountain arrange funding from Lady Bromley, whose son disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. She refuses to believe he’s dead and pays the trio to bring him home. Joined by the missing boy's female cousin, they find themselves being pursued through the night by someone or something.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316198837

AMSTERDAM: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City by Russell Shorto
Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses; student travelers know it for hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits. Amsterdam is the font of liberalism, in both its senses. Tolerance for free thinking and free love make it a place where, in the words of one of its mayors, "craziness is a value." Russell Shorto reveals how the idiosyncratic evolution of Amsterdam has had a profound effect on Dutch --- and world --- history.
Doubleday * 9780385534574

ASK NOT: A Nathan Heller Thriller by Max Allan Collins
In 1964, Beatlemania sweeps the nation, the Vietnam War looms, and the Warren Commission prepares to blame a “lone-nut” assassin for the killing of JFK. But as the post-Camelot era begins, a suspicious outbreak of suicides, accidental deaths and outright murders decimates assassination witnesses. It’s up to Nathan Heller and celebrity columnist Flo Kilgore to investigate this increasing wave of violence.
Forge Books * 9780765336262

AWAKENING FAITH: Daily Devotions from the Early Church by James Stuart Bell with Patrick J. Kelly
In simple, updated language, AWAKENING FAITH by James Stuart Bell provides a year of inspiring readings drawn from the earliest teachers and writers of the church --- the Church Fathers. In every reflection, you will be refreshed by deep wells of wisdom and spiritual insight.
Zondervan * 9780310514879

THE CREEPS: A Samuel Johnson Tale by John Connolly
When a new toy shop’s opening goes terrifyingly awry, Samuel Johnson must gather a ragtag band of dwarfs, policemen, and very polite monsters to face down the greatest threat the Multiverse has ever known --- not to mention assorted vampires, a girl with an unnatural fondness for spiders, and highly flammable unfriendly elves.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476757094

CRITICAL MASS: A V.I. Warshawski Novel by Sara Paretsky
V.I. Warshawski’s closest friend in Chicago is the Viennese-born doctor Lotty Herschel, who lost most of her family in the Holocaust. Lotty escaped to London in 1939 on the Kindertransport with a childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. When Kitty’s daughter finds her life is in danger, she calls Lotty, who, in turn, summons V.I. to help. The daughter’s troubles turn out to be just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets and silence.
Putnam Adult * 9780399160561

CROSS AND BURN by Val McDermid
Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between crime-fighting partners psychologist Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan. Meanwhile, someone is killing women --- women who bear an unsettling resemblance to Carol. And when the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer. Cornered by events, Tony and Carol are forced to fight for themselves and each other as never before.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802122049

FALLEN WOMEN by Sandra Dallas
Wealthy New York socialite Beret Osmundsen has been estranged from her younger sister, Lillie, for a year when she gets word from her aunt and uncle that Lillie has died suddenly in Denver. What they do not tell her is that Lillie had become a prostitute and was brutally murdered in the brothel where she had been living. When Beret discovers the sordid truth of Lillie’s death, she makes her way to Denver, determined to find her sister’s murderer.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250030931

FIGHT: Winning the Battles That Matter Most by Craig Groeschel
Author and pastor Craig Groeschel helps you uncover who you really are --- a man created in the image of God with a warrior's heart --- and how to fight the good fight for what's right. You will find the strength to fight the battles you know you need to fight --- the ones that determine the state of your heart, the quality of your marriage, and the spiritual health of your family.
Zondervan * 9780310333746

THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt
A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the art underworld.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316055437

THE HIDDEN WHITE HOUSE: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America's Most Famous Residence by Robert Klara
In 1948, President Harry Truman, enjoying a bath on the White House’s second floor, almost plunged through the ceiling of the Blue Room. A handpicked team of the country’s top architects conducted a secret inspection of the troubled mansion and, after discovering it was in imminent danger of collapse, insisted that the First Family be evicted immediately. What followed would be the most historically significant and politically complex home-improvement job in American history.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250000279

IF KENNEDY LIVED: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: An Alternate History by Jeff Greenfield
What if Kennedy was not killed that fateful day? What would the 1964 campaign have looked like? How would JFK, in his second term, have approached Vietnam, civil rights, the Cold War? And what small turns of fate in the days and years before Dallas might have kept him from ever reaching the White House in the first place? The answers Jeff Greenfield provides and the scenarios he develops are startlingly realistic.
Putnam Adult * 9780399166969

THE LITTER OF THE LAW: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
Rita Mae Brown collaborates with feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown in a new mystery starring Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen, the curious cat detectives Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker, the valiant crime-solving corgi. Halloween arrives early this year to rural central Virginia, when a twisted killer will stop at nothing to protect a multimillion-dollar scheme.
Bantam * 9780345530486

OUTLAW by Ted Dekker
From deep in the impenetrable jungles where bestselling author Ted Dekker was born and raised comes OUTLAW, an epic adventure of two worlds that perhaps only he could write. Full of harrowing twists, sweeping violence and wild love, OUTLAW takes us beyond the skin of this world to another unseen.
Center Street * 9781599954158

OUTLAW: A Robin Monarch Novel by Mark Sullivan
Former CIA operative and master thief Robin Monarch and his counterpart, a mysterious Chinese agent, embark upon a dangerous journey into the underbelly of Southeast Asia, a world of corrupt Vietnamese Army officers, fanatical pirates, Hong Kong triad leaders, and volatile mercenaries living around the red light districts of Thailand. As they get closer and closer, Monarch learns that his whole mission may not be what it seems.
Minotaur Books * 9781250023612

POWER THOUGHTS DEVOTIONAL: 365 Daily Inspirations for Winning the Battle of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
Based on Joyce Meyer's New York Times bestseller POWER THOUGHTS, this devotional includes 365 opportunities to tap into God's power in your daily life by thinking and speaking His way. POWER THOUGHTS DEVOTIONAL will provide you with life-changing declarations of truth, directly from God's Word, to think and speak over your life every day of the year.
FaithWords * 9781455517442

ROTH UNBOUND: A Writer and His Books by Claudia Roth Pierpont
Claudia Roth Pierpont, a writer for The New Yorker for more than 20 years, tells an engaging story even as she delves into the many complexities of Philip Roth’s work and the controversies it has raised. This is not a biography --- though it contains many biographical details --- but something more rewarding: an attempt to understand a great writer through his art.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374280512

SILENT NIGHT: A Spenser Holiday Novel by Robert B. Parker with Helen Brann
Spenser is confronted by a homeless boy named Slide, who has found refuge with the organization Street Business. Slide’s mentor is being threatened, and Street Business is in danger of losing its tenuous foothold in the community. Spenser, aided by Hawk, finds a trail that leads to a dangerous drug kingpin, whose hold on the at-risk community Street Business serves threatens not just the boys’ safety and security, but their lives as well.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157882

SYCAMORE ROW by John Grisham
Nearly 25 years after the publication of A TIME TO KILL, John Grisham returns to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial --- a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.
Doubleday * 9780385537131

WE ARE WATER by Wally Lamb
After 27 years of marriage and three children, Anna Oh --- wife, mother, outsider artist --- has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her success. They plan to wed in the Oh family’s hometown of Three Rivers in Connecticut. But the wedding provokes some very mixed reactions and opens a Pandora’s Box of toxic secrets --- dark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs’ lives.
Harper * 9780061941023

On Sale the Week of October 21st in Paperback

October 22nd

by Thomas Sanchez

The exotic island city of Key West is being terrorized by horrific murders committed by a mysterious voodoo assassin. With each new kill, it becomes clear that the skeleton-clad executioner has an ecological agenda. Everyone dreads being the killer’s next victim as the clock counts down to the end of hurricane season and the final dramatic explosion of fear and rage.
Vintage * 9781400076901

ANGELS AT THE TABLE: A Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy Christmas Story by Debbie Macomber
Shirley, Goodness and Mercy know that an angel’s work is never done, especially during a time as wondrous as New Year’s Eve. With an apprentice angel, Will, under their wings, they descend upon Times Square in New York City eager to join in the festivities. And when Will spies two lonely strangers in the crowd, he decides midnight is the perfect time to lend a heavenly helping hand.
Ballantine Books * 9780345528889

ASTRAY by Emma Donoghue
Emma Donoghue’s follow-up to her riveting novel ROOM is a collection of 14 works of short fiction. The stories in ASTRAY occur in various cities throughout England, Canada and the United States, from colonial America in 1639 to Ontario in the late 1960s. The protagonists are outsiders who feel removed from their surroundings: immigrants who pine for home, women who dress as men, adventurers in search of a better life.
Back Bay Books * 9780316206280

CUSTER by Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry has long been fascinated by George Custer and his rightful place in history. In CUSTER, he examines how the “Boy General,” who graduated last in his class at West Point, went on to earn distinction in the Civil War and rose through the ranks. In this lavishly illustrated volume, McMurtry delivers an honest assessment of Custer’s legacy and redefines our understanding of the American West.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451626216

THE DEATH OF BEES by Lisa O'Donnell
After their parents die, sisters Marnie and Nelly are on their own. Only they know what happened to their parents, and they aren't telling. When Lennie, the old man next door, realizes his young neighbors are alone and need help, he offers to take them in. But questions from their friends, teachers and the authorities soon threaten to bring dark secrets about the girls' family to the surface.
Harper Perennial * 9780062209856

FOX TRACKS by Rita Mae Brown
New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown bounds to the front of the pack with FOX TRACKS, the thrilling new mystery in her beloved foxhunting series featuring the indomitable “Sister” Jane Arnold and, among others, the boisterous company of horses and hounds. Now, as a string of bizarre murders sweeps the East Coast, this unlikely alliance must smoke out a devious killer who may be closer than they first think.
Ballantine Books * 9780345532992

HOUSE OF EARTH by Woody Guthrie
Finished in 1947 and lost to readers until now, HOUSE OF EARTH is Woody Guthrie's only fully realized novel --- a powerful portrait of Dust Bowl America, filled with the homespun lyricism and authenticity that have made his songs a part of our national consciousness. It is the story of an ordinary couple's dreams of a better life and their search for love and meaning in a corrupt world.
Harper Perennial * 9780062248404

PEACE: A Crittenden County Christmas Novel by Shelley Shepard Gray
Paperback Original
Beth Byler can't stop thinking about Englischer Chris Ellis. Nothing could ever happen between them, but he felt the attraction, too. It was the reason he left so suddenly, promising never to see Beth again. Then, three days before Christmas, Chris returns in need of a place to hide. Before long, it becomes clear that nothing between them has changed --- a relationship is inevitable. But are they ready to sacrifice everything for this chance at love?

Avon Inspire * 9780062204523

For the last decade, Nina Hazlitt has been ready to hear the worst about her daughter's disappearance. But the police investigation grounded to a halt long ago, and Nina's pleas to the cold case department have led her nowhere. Until she meets the newest member of the team: former Detective John Rebus. When two more women go missing from the same road where Sally Hazlitt was last seen, Rebus senses a connection.
Back Bay Books * 9780316224604

THE THIRD BULLET: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel by Stephen Hunter
Why did the third bullet aimed at John F. Kennedy explode? Bob Lee Swagger knows. Fifty years after the shots that brought America to its knees, the tough-as-nails sniper turns his forensic skills toward the most baffling rifle crime of all time. With the help of a new clue, Swagger follows a tantalizing path through old records, intelligence archives and buildings back to the sniper’s nest.
Pocket Books * 9781451640229

Roberto Bolaño’s last, unfinished novel follows Oscar Amalfitano, an exiled Chilean university professor and widower, through the maze of his revolutionary past, his relationship with his teenage daughter Rosa, his passion for a former student, and his retreat from scandal in Barcelona.
Picador * 9781250037824

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