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November 5, 2013

November 5, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of November 4th and November 11th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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 The best of Hammett's unfamiliar treasures have been rescued from deep in these archives: screen stories, unpublished and rarely published fiction, and intriguing unfinished narratives.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

THE BULLY PULPIT: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the “muckraking” press, Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money men and big business.
Simon & Schuster * 9781416547860

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

DOUBLE DOWN: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

John Heilemann and Mark Halperin set the national conversation on fire with their bestselling account of the 2008 presidential election, GAME CHANGE. In DOUBLE DOWN, they apply their unparalleled access and storytelling savvy to the 2012 election, rendering an equally compelling narrative about the circuslike Republican nomination fight, the rise and fall of Mitt Romney, and the trials, tribulations and Election Day triumph of Barack Obama.
Penguin Press * 9781594204401

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 (OFFICER DOWN) 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
Precious Ramotswe has taken on two puzzling cases. Lawyer Mma Sheba, the executor of a deceased farmer’s estate, has a feeling that the young man who has stepped forward may be falsely impersonating the farmer’s nephew in order to claim his inheritance. Meanwhile, rumors are swirling that the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon is using dangerous products that burn people’s skin. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business?
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

Amy Tan's latest novel tells the story of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity. Spanning more than 40 years and two continents, THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT transports readers from the collapse of China's last imperial dynasty to the beginning of the Republic, and recaptures the lost world of old Shanghai through the inner workings of courtesan houses and the lives of the foreigners living in the International Settlement, both erased by World War II.
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

On Sale the Week of November 11th in Hardcover

November 11th

KNITTING YARNS: Writers on Knitting
edited by Ann Hood

Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What’s so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In KNITTING YARNS, 27 writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow.

W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393239492

November 12th

by Anne Perry

Claudine Burroughs, who works with William Monk's wife Hester at the women's clinic, expects nothing but an unbearably boring several hours from a Christmas party she attends with her husband. However, when an endearingly romantic poet has his prostitute companion crash the glittering event --- and the woman winds up dead --- Claudine has more on her hands than she bargained for.
Ballantine Books * 9780345530752

by Robert Stone

A brilliant but careless professor, Steven Brookman has determined that for the sake of his marriage --- and his soul --- he must extract himself from his relationship with Maud Stack, his electrifying student, whose papers are always late and too long yet always incandescent. But Maud is a young woman whose passions are not easily contained or curtailed, and their union will quickly yield tragic and far-reaching consequences.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780618386239

DUST: A Scarpetta Novel
by Patricia Cornwell

The body of a young woman named Gail Shipton has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field. Physical evidence links the case to a series of uniquely weird homicides in Washington, D.C., where Kay Scarpetta's FBI husband has been deployed to help capture a serial killer dubbed the Capital Murderer. The cases all connect and yet seem to conflict.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157578

END OF DAYS: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
by James L. Swanson

The assassination of John F. Kennedy has been the subject of enduring debate, speculation and numerous conspiracy theories. But James L. Swanson's account follows the event hour-by-hour, from the moment Lee Harvey Oswald conceived of the crime three days before its execution, to his own murder two days later at a Dallas Police precinct at the hands of Jack Ruby, a two-bit nightclub owner.
William Morrow * 9780062083487

by Mitch Albom

THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out.
Harper * 9780062294371

by Nicola Griffith

In seventh-century Britain, small kingdoms are merging, frequently and violently. A new religion is coming ashore; the old gods are struggling, their priests worrying. Hild is the king’s youngest niece, and she has a glimmering mind and a natural, noble authority. She will become a fascinating woman and one of the pivotal figures of the Middle Ages: Saint Hilda of Whitby.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374280871

THE MAN HE BECAME: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency
by James Tobin

With a painstaking reexamination of original documents, James Tobin uncovers the twisted chain of accidents that left FDR paralyzed; reveals how polio recast Roosevelt’s fateful partnership with his wife, Eleanor; and shows that FDR’s true victory was not over paralysis but over the ancient stigma attached to the crippled.
Simon & Schuster * 9780743265157

AN OLD BETRAYAL: A Charles Lenox Mystery
by Charles Finch

On a spring morning in London 1875, Charles Lenox agrees to take time away from his busy schedule as a Member of Parliament to meet an old protégé’s client at Charing Cross. But when their cryptic encounter seems to lead, days later, to the murder of an innocuous country squire, this fast favor draws Lenox inexorably back into his old profession. Soon he realizes that, far from concluding the murderer’s business, this body is only the first step in a cruel plan, many years in the plotting.
Minotaur Books * 9781250011619

by Russell Banks

The 12 stories in A PERMANENT MEMBER OF THE FAMILY examine the myriad ways we try --- and sometimes fail --- to connect with one another, as we seek a home in the world. It charts with subtlety and precision the ebb and flow of both the families we make for ourselves and the ones we're born into, as it asks how we know the ones we love and, in turn, ourselves.
Ecco * 9780061857652

by Jon Katz

After moving to a dilapidated farm in upstate New York, Jon Katz meets a woman and a dog who will change him forever. The woman is Maria Wulf, a sensitive artist, and the dog is Frieda, a half Rottweiler/half Shepherd former junkyard dog and Maria's staunch protector and only friend. Maria will eventually become Jon's second chance at happiness, but to win her heart, Jon will first have to win over Frieda.
Ballantine Books * 9780345531179

SINS OF THE FLESH: A Carmine Delmonico Novel
by Colleen McCullough

In the sleepy college town of Holloman, Connecticut, in 1969, two anonymous male corpses turn up, emaciated and emasculated. After connecting the victims to four other bodies, Sergeant Delia Carstairs and Lieutenant Abe Goldberg realize that Holloman has a psychopathic killer on the loose. Police Captain Carmine Delmonico’s team begins to circle a trio of eccentrics, who share family ties, painful memories, and a dark past.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476735337

by Anita Shreve

When Stella Bain is found suffering from severe shell shock in an exclusive garden in London, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in. A gesture of goodwill turns into something more as Bridge quickly develops a clinical interest in his houseguest. Stella had been working as a nurse's aide near the front, but she can't remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on a French battlefield.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316098861

TATIANA: An Arkady Renko Novel
by Martin Cruz Smith

Arkady Renko has survived the cultural journey from the Soviet Union to the New Russia, only to find the nation as obsessed with secrecy and brutality as was the old Communist dictatorship. In TATIANA, the melancholy hero --- cynical, analytical and quietly subversive --- unravels a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439140215

by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Special Agent Pendergast’s arrival at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who begins burning down mansions with the families locked inside. Eventually, he uncovers a mysterious connection between several miners who were killed 150 years earlier and a fabled, long-lost Sherlock Holmes story --- one that might just offer the key to the modern-day killings as well.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455525836

November 14th

by Paul Johnson

Acclaimed historian and author Paul Johnson’s focus here is on the music --- Mozart’s wondrous output of composition and his uncanny gift for instrumentation. In addition, Johnson challenges the many myths that have followed Mozart, including those about the composer’s health, wealth, religion and relationships.
Viking Adult * 9780670026371

On Sale the Week of November 11th in Paperback

November 11th

MAGNIFICENCE by Lydia Millet

Susan Lindley is a woman adrift after her husband’s death. Suddenly gifted her great uncle’s Pasadena mansion, Susan decides to restore his extensive collection of preserved animals, tending to “the fur and feathers, the beaks, the bones and shimmering tails.” Meanwhile, a menagerie of uniquely damaged humans --- including a cheating husband and a chorus of eccentric elderly women --- joins her in residence.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393346855

November 12th

THE BUGHOUSE AFFAIR: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

In 1890s San Francisco, former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, undertake what initially appear to be two unrelated investigations. The two cases eventually connect in surprising fashion, but not before two murders and other felonies complicate matters even further. And not before the two sleuths are hindered, assisted and exasperated by the bughouse Sherlock Holmes.
Forge Books * 9780765331779

by Wendy Lawless

Wendy Lawless deftly charts the highs and lows of growing up with her younger sister in the shadow of an unstable, fabulously neglectful mother. Georgann, a real-life Holly Golightly who constantly reinvents herself as she trades up from trailer park to penthouse, suffers multiple nervous breakdowns and suicide attempts, while Wendy tries to hide the cracks in their fractured family from the rest of the world.
Gallery Books * 9781476745480

by Susan Nussbaum

Inside the halls of ILLC, an institution for juveniles with disabilities, we discover a place that is deeply different from and yet remarkably the same as the world outside. In this isolated place on Chicago’s South Side, friendships are forged, trust is built, and love affairs begin. It’s in these alliances that the residents of this neglected community ultimately find the strength to bond together, resist their mistreatment, and finally fight back. And in the process, each is transformed.
Algonquin Books * 9781616203252

by Mark Mills

Set in the dark days just prior to the onset of World War II, Mark Mills --- whose previous novels include AMAGANSETT, THE SAVAGE GARDEN and THE INFORMATION OFFICER --- deftly unfolds an electrifying story of betrayal, love, and the inescapable pull of the past, as an ex-spy finds himself drawn back into his treacherous former life.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812980219

by Paul Sussman

While researching the murder of a well-known Israeli journalist, Detective Arieh Ben-Roi of the Jerusalem police discovers a puzzling connection to an uncovered labyrinth-like gold mine in Egypt. Ben-Roi's investigation takes him from Israel to Egypt, Vancouver and Romania as he attempts to unravel the mystery of the journalist's death.
Grove Press * 9780802121806

LISTENING FOR MADELEINE: A Portrait of Madeleine L'Engle in Many Voices
by Leonard S. Marcus

Madeleine L’Engle is best known to the world as the author of A WRINKLE IN TIME. But to those who knew her well, L’Engle was much more: a larger-than-life persona, an inspiring mentor, a strong-willed matriarch, a spiritual guide, and a rare friend. Renowned literary historian and biographer Leonard S. Marcus reveals L’Engle in all her complexity through a series of incisive interviews with the people who knew her most intimately.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374534202

by Mary Glickman
Paperback Original

MARCHING TO ZION is the tragic story of Minerva Fishbein and Magnus Bailey, a charismatic black man and the longtime business partner of Minerva’s father. From the brutal riots of East St. Louis to Memphis, Tennessee, during the 1920s and the Depression, Mary Glickman's latest novel is a tale of passion, betrayal and redemption during an era in America when interracial love could not go unpunished.
Open Road Media E-riginal * 9781480435629

Based on the film Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day, executive-produced by T.D. Jakes, this novel follows the lives of a couple whose love and commitment are tested when their only child is kidnapped right from under them in their gated community in New Orleans.
Atria Books * 9781439170519

PLAIN PEACE: A Daughters of the Promise Novel
by Beth Wiseman
Paperback Original

Anna Byler wants to honor her grandparents, the two most important people in her life, but her heart is divided by the rules that guide their little Amish community and the growing love she has for handsome newcomer Jacob Hostetler. How can she be true to both?
Thomas Nelson * 9781401685942

by Tim Dorsey

When newly unemployed Midwestern couple Patrick and Barbara McDougal decide that a vacation in Florida is just what they need, awful accommodations, a robbery, and a not-so-helpful police department make them rethink their decision to drown their troubles in paradise. Luckily, charismatic (and crazy!) tour guide Serge Storms and his sidekick, Coleman, are up for another action-packed adventure.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062092793

by Juliann Garey

Greyson Todd is a successful Hollywood studio executive who leaves his wife and young daughter, and for a decade travels the world giving free reign to the bipolar disorder he's been forced to keep hidden for almost 20 years. This novel intricately weaves together three timelines: the story of Greyson's travels; the progressive unraveling of his own father seen through Greyson's eyes as a child; and the intimacies and estrangements of his marriage.
Soho Press * 9781616953447

by Margaret Wrinkle

Richardson, a troubled Revolutionary War veteran, has spent his life fighting not only for his country but also for wealth and status. When the pressures of westward expansion and debt threaten to destroy everything he’s built, he sets Washington, a young man he owns, to work as his breeding sire. This leads to Wash’s encounter with a potent healer named Pallas, who inspires him to forge a new understanding of his heritage and his place in it.
Grove Press * 9780802122032

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