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October 29, 2013

October 29, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of October 28th and November 4th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of October 28th in Hardcover

October 28th

by P. S. Duffy

When his beloved brother-in-law goes missing at the front in 1916, Angus defies his pacifist upbringing to join the war and find him. Assured a position as a cartographer in London, he is instead sent directly into the visceral shock of battle. Meanwhile, at home, his son Simon Peter must navigate escalating hostility in a fishing village torn by grief.
Liveright * 9780871403766

October 29th

ACCUSED: A Rosato & Associates Novel
by Lisa Scottoline

Mary DiNunzio has just been promoted to partner and is about to take on her most unusual case yet, brought to the all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates by a 13-year-old genius with a penchant for beekeeping. Allegra Gardner’s sister Fiona was murdered six years ago, and it appeared that the accused, Lonnie Stall, was the culprit. But Allegra believes Lonnie is innocent and has been wrongly imprisoned.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250027658

BACH: Music in the Castle of Heaven
by John Eliot Gardiner

John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of the only two authentic portraits of Johann Sebastian Bach every morning and evening on the stairs of his parents’ house. He has been studying and performing Bach ever since, and is now regarded as one of the composer’s greatest living interpreters. The fruits of this immersion are distilled in this remarkable book, grounded in the most recent Bach scholarship but moving far beyond it.
Knopf * 9780375415296

CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS: The Lakeshore Chronicles
by Susan Wiggs

Logan O'Donnell is a single father determined to create the perfect Christmas for his son, Charlie. The entire O'Donnell clan arrives to spend the holidays in Avalon, and one of the guests is Darcy Fitzgerald, a newcomer to Willow Lake. Even though she’s the last person Logan can see himself falling for, and Darcy is convinced that a relationship is the last thing she needs this Christmas, their two lonely hearts collide.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778314745

by Nikki Giovanni

The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements and inspired songs, turned hearts and informed generations. But if her reputation is writ large upon the national stage, her heart resides in the everyday where family and lovers gather, friends commune, and those no longer with us are remembered. And at every gathering there is food: food as sustenance, food as aphrodisiac, food as memory.
William Morrow * 9780688156978

A CRUEL AND SHOCKING ACT: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination
by Philip Shenon

The questions have haunted our nation for half a century: Was the President killed by a single gunman? Was Lee Harvey Oswald part of a conspiracy? Did the Warren Commission discover the whole truth of what happened on November 22, 1963? Veteran investigative journalist Philip Shenon finally provides many of the answers.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805094206

THE DEATH OF SANTINI: The Story of a Father and His Son
by Pat Conroy

Pat Conroy's great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. While the publication of THE GREAT SANTINI brought Pat much acclaim, the rift it caused with his father brought even more attention. Their long-simmering conflict burst into the open, fracturing an already battered family. But as Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal.
Nan A. Talese * 9780385530903

FALLING UPWARDS: How We Took to the Air
by Richard Holmes

FALLING UPWARDS tells the story of the enigmatic group of men and women who first risked their lives to take to the air, and so discovered a new dimension of human experience. Why they did it, what their contemporaries thought of them, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet in wholly unexpected ways is its subject.
Pantheon * 9780307379665

by Karen Kingsbury

Zack Dylan made a promise to God and his college sweetheart as he left his family’s horse farm in Kentucky to compete on the popular reality television show "Fifteen Minutes": If he makes it, the fame won’t change him. As his star rises, however, he quickly finds himself asked to compromise on his faith and more. Can Zack find his way, or will his 15 minutes of fame cause him to lose the life he once loved?
Howard Books * 9781451647051

by Robert Hilburn

Robert Hilburn tells the unvarnished truth about a musical icon whose personal life was far more troubled and his artistry much more profound than even his most devoted fans have realized. Drawing upon his personal experience with Johnny Cash and a trove of never-before-seen material from the singer's inner circle, Hilburn gives us a compelling, human portrait of one of the most iconic figures in modern popular culture.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316194754

by Martin W. Sandler

THE LETTERS OF JOHN F. KENNEDY draws on letters from and to Kennedy, as collected at the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Drawn from more than two million letters on file at the library --- many never before published --- this project presents readers with a portrait of both Kennedy the politician and Kennedy the man, as well as the times in which he lived.
Bloomsbury Press * 9781608192717

by Nora Ephron

Everything you could possibly want from Nora Ephron is here --- from her writings on journalism, feminism and being a woman, to her bestselling novel HEARTBURN; from her hilarious and touching screenplay for the movie When Harry Met Sally to her recent play Lucky Guy (published here for the first time); from her pithy blogs on politics to her moving meditations on aging and dying.
Knopf * 9780385350839

by Nancy Thayer

Holidays on Nantucket are nothing short of magical, and the season’s wonderful traditions are much loved by Nicole Somerset, who recently married a handsome former attorney. But the festive mood is soon tempered by Nicole’s stepdaughter, Kennedy. Determined to keep her stepmother at arm’s length --- or, better yet, out of the picture altogether --- Kennedy schemes to sabotage Nicole’s holiday preparations.
Ballantine Books * 9780345545350

NICHOLSON: A Biography
by Marc Eliot

Biographer Marc Eliot sheds new light on Jack Nicholson's life on and off the screen. From Nicholson’s working class childhood in New Jersey to raucous nights on the town with Warren Beatty and tumultuous romances, to movie sets working with such legendary directors and co-stars as Dennis Hopper, Stanley Kubrick, Meryl Streep and Roman Polanski, Eliot paints a sweeping picture of the breadth of Nicholson’s 50-year career in film, as well as an intimate portrait of his personal life.
Crown Archetype * 9780307888372

by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger. And so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown.
Mulholland Books * 9780316201643

THE SEA AND CIVILIZATION: A Maritime History of the World
by Lincoln Paine

THE SEA AND CIVILIZATION is a monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions and entire cultures spread across and along the world’s waterways, bringing together civilizations and defining what makes us most human.
Knopf * 9781400044092

by Joanna Trollope

From Joanna Trollope comes a contemporary retelling of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. John Dashwood promised his dying father that he would take care of his half sisters. But his wife, Fanny, has no desire to share their newly inherited estate. When she descends upon Norland Park, the three Dashwood girls are faced with the realities of a cold world and the cruelties of life without their father, their home, or their money.
Harper * 9780062200464

by Danielle Steel

When a horrific chairlift accident leaves 17-year-old competitive skier Lily Thomas paralyzed, she must come to grips with the fact that she not only will be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life, but will never fulfill her lifelong dream of winning Olympic gold. But just as all hope seems lost, Lily meets Teddy, a young man even more badly injured than herself, but as doggedly determined to live an enriching life.
Delacorte Press * 9780385343220

October 31st

by Daniel Alarcón

Troubled young actor Nelson lands a starring role in a revival of The Idiot President, a legendary play by his hero. The tour across his South American country whisks him out of the shelter of the city and across a landscape he has never seen. With each performance, Nelson grows closer to his fellow actors until, during one memorable performance, a long-buried betrayal surfaces to force the troupe into chaos.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594631719

CHURCHILL AND THE KING: The Wartime Alliance of Winston Churchill and George VI
by Kenneth Weisbrode

The political and personal relationship between King George VI and Winston Churchill during World War II is one that has been largely overlooked throughout history, yet the trust and loyalty these men shared helped Britain navigate its perhaps most trying time. Together as foils, confidants, conspirators and comrades, the duo guided Britain through war while reinspiring hope in the monarchy, Parliament, and the nation itself.
Viking Adult * 9780670025763

by R.J. Ellory

John Harper has just made a discovery: the father he believed to be dead for more than 30 years is alive, though lying in a coma in a Manhattan hospital. Harper finds himself seduced by a lifestyle that he seems to have inherited --- an underworld life of power, treachery and menace. As he desperately tries to uncover the facts of his own past, he becomes more and more entangled in a dark and shocking conspiracy.
Overlook Hardcover * 9781590204658

On Sale the Week of October 28th in Paperback

October 29th

by David Rosenfelt

Judge Daniel Brennan is only days away from achieving a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals bench when he’s brutally stabbed to death. When one tip leads New Jersey policeman Luke Somers to Steven Gallagher, Luke is instantly glorified for solving the case. Chris Gallagher raised his brother almost single-handedly; certain that Steven is innocent, he won’t rest until he sets the record straight.
Minotaur Books * 9781250040763

by Alexander Söderberg

When Sophie Brinkmann --- nurse, widow, single mother --- meets Hector Guzman, her life is uneventful. She likes his quiet charm and easy smile, not to mention the way he welcomes her into his family. She quickly learns, though, that his smooth façade masks something much more sinister. Now she must summon everything within her to navigate an intricate web of moral ambiguity, deadly obsession, and craven gamesmanship.
Broadway Books * 9780770436070

THE BOY IN THE SNOW: An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery
by M. J. McGrath

Half-Inuit Edie Kiglatuk finds herself in Alaska with Sergeant Derek Palliser, helping her ex-husband Sammy in his bid to win the famous Iditarod dog sled race. The race takes a grim turn when Edie stumbles upon the body of a baby left out in the forest. The state troopers are keen to pin the death on the Dark Believers --- a sinister offshoot of a Russian Orthodox sect --- but Edie’s instincts tell her otherwise.
Penguin Books * 9780143124146

by Karen Kingsbury

For 30 years, Charlie and Donna Barton have run The Bridge, providing the people of middle Tennessee with coffee, conversation, and shelves of good books. Then in May, the hundred-year flood swept through Franklin and destroyed nearly every book in the store. Now the bank is pulling the lease on The Bridge. Despondent and without answers, Charlie considers the unthinkable. Then tragedy strikes, and suddenly, everything changes.
Pocket Books * 9781476734859

CHANGE YOUR WORDS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE: Understanding the Power of Every Word You Speak
by Joyce Meyer

Building on the premises of POWER THOUGHTS and LIVING BEYOND YOUR EMOTIONS, Joyce Meyer examines the tremendous power of words --- which are the vehicles that convey our thoughts and emotions --- and provides a series of guidelines for making sure that our talk is constructive, healthy, healing, and used to good results.
FaithWords * 9781455549108

THE CHRISTMAS KID: And Other Brooklyn Stories
by Pete Hamill

Never before collected in one volume, here are Pete Hamill's stories about Brooklyn, the borough in which he was born and grew up, and the one closest to his heart. These are stories of a New York almost lost but not forgotten, brimming over with nostalgia --- for the world after the war, the city before heroin and crack, the days of the Dodgers and Giants, even, for some, the world of the Depression.
Back Bay Books * 9780316232746

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book Five
by George R. R. Martin

In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance --- beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind.
Bantam * 9780553582017

DARK WITCH: Book One of the Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy
by Nora Roberts
Paperback Original

Iona Sheehan arrives in Ireland with nothing but her grandmother's stories and the promise of a few cousins to make her feel at home. She starts to build a new life for herself there with her two cousins and hunky stable owner Boyle McGrath. But an ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree, and family and friends will fight with and for each other to keep the promise of hope --- and love --- alive.
Berkley Trade * 9780425259856

by Herman Koch

On a summer's evening in Amsterdam, two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. The conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said; with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple shows just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.
Hogarth * 9780385346856

by C. Robert Cargill

What happens when a wish comes true? What happens when that granted wish is cursed? Colby Stevens and Ewan Thatcher meet as children, and what seems on the surface to be a needed friendship for both actually turns out to be a harbinger of death and destruction. When they reach adulthood, the world hidden behind a magical veil appears for a battle on the streets of Austin, Texas.
Harper Voyager * 9780062190437

A GIFT OF HOPE: Helping the Homeless
by Danielle Steel

Since the devastating loss of her son, Danielle Steel has been dedicated to helping the homeless of San Francisco --- taking to the streets herself with a small team of friends to directly provide much needed resources. Here is the eye-opening story of her personal work over more than a decade with the most destitute members of our society, and how it has enriched her life beyond all of her material successes.
Bantam * 9780345532060

by Fay Weldon

As the Earl of Dilberne faces serious financial concerns, the ripple effect spreads to everyone in the household. Lord Robert can see no financial relief to an already mortgaged estate, and his thoughts turn to securing a suitable wife (and dowry) for his son. The arrival on the London scene of Minnie, a beautiful Chicago heiress with a reputation to mend, seems to be the answer to all their prayers.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250042903

by David Rain

Woodley Sharpless, a crippled orphan, finds his life inextricably linked with his Blaze Academy schoolmate, Ben "Trouble" Pinkerton, the son of Democratic senator Benjamin Pinkerton and geisha Madame Butterfly. From early in life, Trouble finds himself at the center of some of the biggest events of the 20th century --- and though over time Woodley's and Trouble's paths diverge, their lives collide again to dramatic effect.
Picador * 9781250039224

by Tracy Chevalier

Honor Bright is a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850. Sick from the journey and forced by family tragedy to immediately rely on help from strangers, Honor realizes that in a country that still allows slavery, principles count for little. When drawn into helping with the Underground Railroad, she finally finds her principles put to use.
Plume * 9780142180365

by Herman Wouk

Margo Solovei is a brilliant young writer-director who has rejected her rabbinical father’s strict Jewish upbringing to pursue a career in the arts. When an Australian multibillionaire promises to finance a movie about Moses if the script meets certain standards, Margo does everything she can to land the job, including a reunion with her estranged first love, an influential lawyer with whom she still has unfinished business.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451699395

by Joe Queenan

Joe Queenan became a voracious reader as a means of escape from a joyless childhood in a Philadelphia housing project. In the years since then, he has dedicated himself to an assortment of idiosyncratic reading challenges: spending a year reading only short books, spending a year reading books he always suspected he would hate, spending a year reading books he picked with his eyes closed. In ONE FOR THE BOOKS, Queenan tries to come to terms with his own eccentric reading style.
Penguin Books * 9780143124207

by Alan Brennert

Growing up in the 1930s, there is no more magical place than Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey --- especially for seven-year-old Antoinette (nicknamed “Toni”) and her brother, Jack. However, both their father and Jack face the dangers of war, while their mother has ambitions of her own --- and Toni is determined to take on a very different kind of danger in impossible feats as a high diver. Yet they are all drawn back to each other --- and to Palisades Park --- until the park closes forever in 1971.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250038173

THE PRODIGAL SON: A Carmine Delmonico Novel
by Colleen McCullough

When Chubb University biochemist Millie Hunter notices that a deadly neurotoxin is missing from her laboratory refrigerator, she immediately goes to her father, Holloman, Connecticut's Chief Medical Examiner. They both know that the situation is grave; the poison shuts down the nervous system and is virtually impossible to stop. Soon, as bodies pile up and the coroner keeps pointing to the neurotoxin, Captain Carmine Delmonico must find the killer fast.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451668773

A QUESTION OF IDENTITY: A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery
by Susan Hill

The murder of a very old woman in a housing project rocks the town of Lafferton. A couple of weeks later, a similar murder occurs, and a month or so later, so does another. Initial investigations discover that the mysterious "sign" left on the body was the calling card of a suspect who was charged with several murders in the northwest of the country but was ultimately acquitted. All indications suggest that this person has simply vanished. Or is he right under their noses?
Overlook TP * 9781468307122

by Ted Dekker

Vigilante priest Danny Hansen is serving a 50-year prison term for the murder of two abusive men. Filled with remorse, Danny is determined to live out his days by a code of non-violence. But when Renee Gilmore, the woman he loves, receives a box containing a bloody finger and draconian demands from a mysterious enemy on the outside, Danny must find a way to escape.
Center Street * 9781599953366

by Barbara Taylor Bradford

At 30, American photojournalist Serena Stone has already made a name for herself with her unique and dramatic coverage of wars in the Middle East, following in her famous father's footsteps. But after his unexpected death in France, she ends her job at the renowned photo news agency. When Serena discovers that her former lover Zachary North is in trouble overseas, she is forced to head back to a place she was trying to escape... and her life will never be the same again.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9780312631673

by Richard Doetsch

In a world of dark and light, where East meets West, a horrific act of violence propels former thief Michael St. Pierre into a mystery that began 500 years ago. With his girlfriend’s life on the line and the fate of the world hanging in the balance, can Michael stop a madman from attaining an ancient artifact before he can turn its deadly power against the rest of the world?
Pocket Books * 9781416598992

by Jon Meacham

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of AMERICAN LION and FRANKLIN AND WINSTON brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. THE ART OF POWER gives us Thomas Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812979480

by Antoinette van Heugten
Paperback Original

Nora de Jong returns home from work one day to find her mother has been murdered. Her infant daughter is missing. And the only clue is the body of an unknown man on the living-room floor, clutching a Luger in his cold, dead hand. The contents of a locked metal box Nora finds in her parents' attic leave her with as many questions as answers --- and suggest the killer was not a stranger.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778313885

WRITERS BETWEEN THE COVERS: The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads
by Shannon McKenna Schmidt and Joni Rendon
Paperback Original

WRITERS BETWEEN THE COVERS rips the sheets off real-life love stories of the literati --- some with fairy tale endings and others that resulted in break-ups, breakdowns and brawls. From the best break-up letters to the stormiest love triangles to the boldest cougars and cradle-robbers, this fun and accessible volume reveals literary history’s most titillating loves, lusts and longings.
Plume * 9780452298460

On Sale the Week of November 4th in Hardcover


November 4th

THE DISCOVERY OF MIDDLE EARTH: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts by Graham Robb
Graham Robb reveals the ancient secrets of the Celts, demonstrates the lasting influence of Druid science, and recharts the exploration of the world and the spread of Christianity. A pioneering history grounded in a real-life historical treasure hunt, THE DISCOVERY OF MIDDLE EARTH offers nothing less than an entirely new understanding of the birth of modern Europe.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393081633

THE HUNTER AND OTHER STORIES includes new Dashiell Hammett stories gleaned from his personal archives along with screen treatments long buried in film-industry files. The best of Hammett's unfamiliar treasures have been rescued from deep in these archives: screen stories, unpublished and rarely published fiction, and intriguing unfinished narratives.
Mysterious Press * 9780802121585

THE LAST COWBOY: A Life of Tom Landry by Mark Ribowsky
More than a decade after Tom Landry's death, acclaimed sports biographer Mark Ribowsky finally takes a fresh look at this much-misunderstood legend. THE LAST COWBOY tells us as much about our country's fascination with football as it does about Landry himself.
Liveright * 9780871403339

PURGATORY: A Jack Taylor Novel by Ken Bruen
Recovering from the severe mental and physical wounds inflicted from his recent past, former cop Jack Taylor has finally found a modicum of peace. Yet this fragile existence is threatened when a vigilante killer begins targeting the scum of Galway, signing mysterious notes with the moniker “C 33.” The killer addresses these cryptic letters to Jack, trying to goad him into joining the murderous spree.
Mysterious Press * 9780802126078

November 5th

THE ALL-GIRL FILLING STATION'S LAST REUNION is a fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today and five women who worked in a Phillips 66 gas station during the World War II years. The one and only Fannie Flagg, the beloved author of FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE, is at her hilarious and superb best here.
Random House * 9781400065943

BELLMAN & BLACK by Diane Setterfield
Caught up in a moment of boyhood competition, William Bellman recklessly aims his slingshot at a rook resting on a branch, killing the bird instantly. Years later, when a stranger mysteriously enters William’s life, the terrible and unforeseen consequences of his past indiscretion take root. In a desperate bid to save the only precious thing he has left, he enters into a rather strange bargain with an even stranger partner.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476711959

THE BOY DETECTIVE: A New York Childhood by Roger Rosenblatt
On a cold winter day in 2011, Roger Rosenblatt left the night class he taught at Stony Brook's Manhattan campus on East 28th Street and found himself, on a whim, on a walk through the territory of his childhood. Tramping from Gramercy Park to Irving Place and over and up to Madison Square Park, his stroll took him across the streets of the city, and through the byways and alleys of memory.
Ecco * 9780062241337

A CALL TO RESURGENCE: Will Christianity Have a Funeral or a Future? by Mark Driscoll

In A CALL TO RESURGENCE, Mark Driscoll delivers a wake-up call for every believer: We are living in a post-Christian culture --- a culture fundamentally at odds with faith in Jesus. This is good and bad news. The good news is that God is still working, redeeming people from this spiritual wasteland and inspiring a resurgence of faithful believers. The bad news is that many believers just don’t get it.
Tyndale House Publishers * 9781414383620

DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis
Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg has been following Natasha Doroshenko's case for years now. Nina, who had tried to help Natasha leave her abusive Danish fiancé more than once, can't see the young Ukrainian mother as a vicious killer. But in her effort to protect Natasha's daughter and discover the truth, Nina realizes there is much she didn't know about this woman and her past. The mystery has long and bloody roots, going back to a terrible famine that devastated Stalinist Ukraine in 1934.
Soho Crime * 9781616953041

DR. J: The Autobiography by Julius Erving with Karl Taro Greenfield
With his flights of improvisation around the basket and his towering afro, Julius Erving became one of the most charismatic (and revolutionary) players basketball has ever known. But while the public has long revered this cultural icon, few have ever known of the double life of Julius Erving. DR. J traces the inner lives of the nearly perfect player and the imperfect man --- and how he has come to terms with both.
Harper * 9780062187925

GOD LISTENS: Praying with Passion and Power by Jack Countryman

Written by bestselling author Jack Countryman, GOD LISTENS will help revive the prayer life of readers from any background. The book opens with sections of Confession, Thanksgiving, Praise, Supplication and Intercession. Then come prayers for 20 specific needs ranging from physical healing, financial needs, worship and hope, to salvation and eternal life.
Thomas Nelson * 9781400322305

THE GOOD BOY by Theresa Schwegel
Edgar Award winner Theresa Schwegel returns with THE GOOD BOY, her most dramatic and emotional novel to date, a family epic that combines the hard-boiled grit of her acclaimed police thrillers with an intimate portrait of a young boy trying to follow his heart in an often heartless city.
Minotaur Books * 9781250001795

HAVISHAM by Ronald Frame
Before she became the immortal and haunting Miss Havisham of GREAT EXPECTATIONS, she was Catherine, a young woman with all of her dreams ahead of her. Sent by her father to stay with the Chadwycks, Catherine discovers elegant pastimes to remove the taint of her family's new money. When a charismatic stranger pays her attention, everything --- her heart, her future, the very Havisham name --- is vulnerable.
Picador * 9781250037275

THE HEART OF EVERYTHING THAT IS: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
The great Oglala Sioux chief Red Cloud was the only Plains Indian to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the American government to sue for peace in a conflict named for him. At the peak of their chief’s powers, the Sioux could claim control of one-fifth of the contiguous United States. But unlike Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, or Geronimo, the fog of history has left Red Cloud strangely obscured. Now his incredible story can finally be told.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451654660

Bertie Wooster (a young man about town) and his butler Jeeves (the very model of the modern manservant) return in their first new novel in nearly 40 years. P.G. Wodehouse documented the lives of the inimitable Jeeves and Wooster for nearly 60 years, from their first appearance in 1915 to his final completed novel in 1974. Now, four decades later, Bertie and Jeeves return in a hilarious affair of mix-ups and mishaps.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250047595

MARGARET THATCHER: Power and Personality by Jonathan Aitken
A strong and sometimes divisive figure in British and world politics, Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving British Prime Minister in the 20th century and the only woman to ever hold the office. Jonathan Aitken’s biography explores the personality that dominated conservative British politics for more than 10 years and her profound and worldwide impact on the historical tapestry of her time.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620403426

THE MINOR ADJUSTMENT BEAUTY SALON: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Modern ideas get tangled up with traditional ones in the latest intriguing installment of Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. Here, Smith explores some tough questions about married life, parenthood, grief, and the importance of the traditions that shape and guide our lives.
Pantheon * 9780307378415

MIRAGE: A Novel of the Oregon Files by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul
In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax --- but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren’t so sure. As Cabrillo races to find the truth, he discovers there is even more at stake than he could have imagined. But by the time he realizes it, he already may be too late.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158087

NO MAN'S NIGHTINGALE: An Inspector Wexford Novel by Ruth Rendell
A female vicar named Sarah Hussain is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham vicarage. Maxine, the gossipy cleaning woman who finds the body, happens to also be in the employ of former Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford and his wife. When called on by his old deputy, Wexford, who has taken to reading The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire as a retirement project, leaps at the chance to tag along with the investigators.
Scribner * 9781476744483

NOVEMBER 22, 1963: Ordinary and Extraordinary People Recall Their Reactions When They Heard the News edited by Laura Hansen, compiled by Jodie Elliott Hansen
Jodie Hansen channeled her grief over JFK’s assassination into a fascinating project. From 1978 to 1983, she sent thousands of queries asking both famous and ordinary citizens for their memories of those dark, confusing days. She and her daughter, Laura Hansen, have collected the responses she received into a stunning and poignant time capsule.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250037480

It's 1832 and Coll Coyle has killed the wrong man. The dead man's father is an expert tracker and ruthless killer with a single-minded focus on vengeance. The hunt leads from the windswept bogs of County Donegal, across the Atlantic to the choleric work camps of the Pennsylvania railroad, where both men will find their fates in the hardship and rough country of the fledgling United States.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316230254

THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE takes us into the very real world of Ann Patchett’s life. Stretching from her childhood to the present day, from a disastrous early marriage to a later happy one, it covers a multitude of topics, including relationships with family and friends, and charts the hard work and joy of writing, and the unexpected thrill of opening a bookstore.
Harper * 9780062236678

THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mystery by Julia Spencer-Fleming
On a frigid January night, Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne and Reverend Clare Fergusson are called to the scene of a raging fire that quickly becomes a double homicide and kidnapping. As the days and hours tick by, Russ and Clare fight personal and professional battles they never could have imagined that will change their lives forever.
Minotaur Books * 9780312606848

TIES THAT BIND: A 52-Week Devotional for Mothers and Daughters by Kristin Armstrong
Just like when we braid our daughter's hair, as we raise our girls, we weave three strands together: our faith and their faith, together with God's love. If we can do this well, the cord is not easily broken. In this weekly devotional, there are common themes supported by scripture, with one reading specifically for mothers, the other for daughters. Each week is intended to generate connection and conversation, with questions included to spark discussion.
FaithWords * 9781455529025

This is the story of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village. Spanning more than 40 years and two continents, THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT resurrects pivotal episodes in history and returns readers to the compelling territory of Amy Tan’s THE JOY LUCK CLUB.
Ecco * 9780062107312

WANT NOT by Jonathan Miles
As the novel opens on Thanksgiving Day, readers are telescoped into three different worlds in various states of disrepair --- a young freegan couple living off the grid in New York City; a once-prominent linguist, sacked at midlife by the dissolution of his marriage and his father’s losing battle with Alzheimer’s; and a self-made debt-collecting magnate, whose brute talent for squeezing money out of unlikely places has yielded him a royal existence, trophy wife included.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547352206

WHERE THE MOON ISN'T by Nathan Filer
While on vacation with their parents, Matthew and his older brother snuck out in the middle of the night to cause mischief. Only Matthew came home safely. Ten years later, Matthew tells us, he has found a way to bring his brother back --- by going off his meds. What really unfolded that night so long ago? What happened to Matthew’s brother? And what role did Matthew play?
St. Martin's Press * 9781250026989

November 6th

RUNNING WITH THE PACK: Thoughts from the Road on Meaning and Mortality by Mark Rowlands

Mark Rowlands reveals the most significant runs of his life --- from the entire day he spent running as a boy in Wales, to the runs along French beaches and up Irish mountains with his beloved wolf, Brenin, and through Florida swamps with his husky-mix, Nina. Intertwined are the fascinating meditations that those runs triggered --- from mortality, midlife and the meaning of life.
Pegasus * 9781605984773

On Sale the Week of November 4th in Paperback


November 5th

by David Shields

Blending confessional criticism and anthropological autobiography, David Shields explores the power of literature to make life survivable, maybe even endurable. He evokes his deeply divided personality, character flaws, woes, and serious despairs. Books are his life, but when they come to feel unlifelike and archaic, he revels in a new kind of art that is based heavily on quotation and consciousness and self-consciousness.
Vintage * 9780345802729

by Jill McCorkle

Jill McCorkle’s first novel in 17 years is alive with the daily triumphs and challenges of the residents and staff of Pine Haven Estates, a retirement facility now home to a good many of Fulton, North Carolina’s older citizens. As she connects their lives through their present circumstances, their pasts, and, in some cases, their deaths, McCorkle celebrates the blessings and wisdom of later life and infuses this remarkable novel with hope and laughter.
Shannon Ravenel Books/Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill * 9781616203221

by Erica Bauermeister

Lillian and her restaurant have a way of drawing people together. Among the cast of characters are Al, the accountant who finds meaning in numbers and ritual; Chloe, a budding chef who hasn’t learned to trust after heartbreak; Louise, Al’s wife, whose anger simmers just below the boiling point; and Isabelle, whose memories are slowly slipping from her grasp. And there’s Lillian herself, whose life has taken a turn she didn’t expect.
Berkley Trade * 9780425265031

PILGRIMAGE: My Journey to a Deeper Faith in the Land Where Jesus Walked
by Lynn Austin
Paperback Original

With gripping honesty, Lynn Austin pens her struggles with spiritual dryness in a season of loss and unwanted change. Tracing her travels throughout Israel, Austin seamlessly weaves events and insights from the Word...and in doing so finds a renewed passion for prayer and encouragement for her spirit, now full of life and hope.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764211188

by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler

It’s the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades --- an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. However, a key element of the prototype is missing, and the man who developed it is dead. At the same time, ships have started vanishing mid-ocean, usually never to be found again, but when they are, sometimes burned bodies are found aboard. It is up to NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his team to go on a desperate international chase to find the truth.
Berkley * 9780425265055

by Henning Mankell

Jesper Humlin is a poet of middling acclaim who is saddled by his underwhelming book sales, an exasperated girlfriend, a demanding mother, and a rapidly fading tan. It is only when he travels to Gothenburg to give a reading that his life is forever changed by three immigrant women who become unlikely pupils of his writing workshops.
Vintage * 9780307385932

SINGULARITY: A Jevin Banks Novel by Steven James
Paperback Original

When his friend is murdered, illusionist Jevin Banks is determined to find out what really happened. Drawn into a web of conspiracy and top-secret research on human consciousness, Jevin won't stop digging until the truth is revealed. Soon he uncovers a dark secret --- one that could change the very fabric of human life on the planet.
Revell * 9780800734268

by Christa Parrish
Paperback Original

When Wild Rise bake house is featured on television, owner Liesl McNamara's quiet existence appears to be a thing of the past. And then a phone call from a woman claiming to be her half-sister forces Liesl to confront long-hidden secrets in her family’s past. With her precious heritage crumbling around her, the baker must make a choice: allow herself to be buried in detachment and remorse, or take a leap of faith into a new life.
Thomas Nelson * 9781401689018

by Jodi Picoult

Sage Singer becomes friends with an old man who’s particularly beloved in her community after they strike up a conversation at the bakery where she works. Josef Weber is everyone’s favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. When a shocked Sage refuses, he then tells her he deserves to die. Once he reveals his secret, Sage wonders if he’s right.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781439102770

by Davis Bunn
Paperback Original

An under-the-radar phone call from the U.S. State Department puts Marc Royce once again on assignment. At stake is Iran's threat to blockade the narrow Strait of Hormuz, cutting off vital shipping routes and escalating global tensions beyond the breaking point. Royce finds himself in Switzerland with only sketchy information, but it turns out the Mossad has sent someone to keep an eye on him, which is of more than casual interest to the Israelis. And it's someone Royce knows...
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764211386

STRANGERS AT MY DOOR: A True Story of Finding Jesus in Unexpected Guests
by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Paperback Original

His first followers knew that Jesus could be found with the fatherless, the widows, and the hungry and homeless. He said that he himself was a stranger, and commended those who welcomed him. If he really meant these things, what would happen if you opened your door to every person who came with a need? Jonathan and Leah Wilson-Hartgrove decided to find out.
Convergent Books * 9780307731951

by Ned Beauman

In the declining Weimar Republic, Egon Loeser works as a stage designer for New Expressionist theatre. His hero is the greatest set designer of the 17th century, Adriano Lavicini, who devised the so-called Teleportation Device for the whisking of actors from one scene to another --- a miracle, until the thing malfunctioned, causing numerous deaths and perhaps summoning the devil himself.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620400234

TOTAL RECALL: My Unbelievably True Life Story
by Arnold Schwarzenegger

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, TOTAL RECALL covers Arnold Schwarzenegger’s high-stakes journey to the United States --- from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema’s most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451662443

by Lisa Gardner

Investigator Tessa Leoni arrives at the crime scene in the home of Justin and Libby Denbe, a couple who seemed to have it all but now appears to have been abducted. Tessa knows better than anyone that even the most perfect façades can hide the darkest secrets. Now she must race against the clock to uncover the Denbes’ innermost dealings, a complex tangle of friendships and betrayal, big business and small sacrifices.
Signet * 9780451465849

by Susan Lewis
Paperback Original

Lainey Hollingsworth always had a volatile relationship with her mother, who never revealed the truth about Lainey’s biological father, or the reason she fled Italy for England when Lainey was an infant. As Lainey plans a trip to her mother’s homeland in search of answers, the familiar rhythm of life implodes when she receives a cryptic text message: Ask your husband about Julia.
Ballantine Books * 9780345549471

WATERSHED MOMENTS: Turning Points that Change the Course of Our Lives by Gari Meacham
Paperback Original

Watershed moments are the turning points in our lives brought on by circumstances that stop us in our tracks. Through the lives of Abraham, David, Rebekah, Jacob, Rachel, Nehemiah, Peter and many more, as well as through personal Watershed moments in the author's life and the lives of several women who have written their own stories, WATERSHED MOMENTS is a bold invitation to pay attention to the revelation God gives in the twinkling of a second at our moments of change.
Zondervan * 9780310308669

by Jane Myers Perrine
Paperback Original

Having found the perfect wife for Pastor Adam, the ladies of Butternut Creek Christian Church are ready to start planning the wedding. Adam, however, has yet to propose. Meanwhile, Adam's sister Hannah has returned from work in refugee camps and becomes animated when verbally sparring with Gabe Borden, the high school basketball coach. Soon, the Widows are up to their matchmaking ways once again.
FaithWords * 9780892969036

by Kristina Riggle
Paperback Original

Seventeen-year-old Morgan Monetti shocks her parents and her community with one simple act: She chooses to stand by the man everyone else believes has exploited her --- popular high school teacher TJ Hill. Quietly walking across a crowded courtroom to sit behind TJ, and not beside her parents, she announces herself as the adult she believes herself to be.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062206459

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