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December 10, 2013

December 10, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of December 9th and December 16th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of December 9th in Hardcover

December 10th

BEETHOVEN: The Man Revealed by John Suchet
Beethoven scholar and classical radio host John Suchet has had a lifelong, ardent interest in the man and his music. Here, in his first full-length biography, Suchet illuminates the composer’s difficult childhood, his struggle to maintain friendships and romances, his ungovernable temper, his obsessive efforts to control his nephew’s life, and the excruciating decline of his hearing.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802122063

A BIG HEART OPEN TO GOD: A Conversation with Pope Francis by Pope Francis
The world was shocked when Jesuit magazines across the globe simultaneously released an exclusive interview with Pope Francis, just six months into his historic papacy. Within minutes of its release, the interview dominated the worldwide media. In a wide-ranging conversation, Pope Francis spoke movingly about such topics as his spiritual life and his hopes for church reform. Now this remarkable, historic and moving interview is available in book form.
HarperOne * 9780062333773

GLORIOUS WAR: The Civil War Adventures of George Armstrong Custer by Thom Hatch
GLORIOUS WAR, the definitive biography of George Armstrong Custer’s Civil War years, is nothing short of a heart-pounding cavalry charge through the battlefield heroics that thrust the gallant young officer into the national spotlight in the midst of the country’s darkest hours. From West Point to the daring actions that propelled him to the rank of general at age 23 to his unlikely romance with Libbie Bacon, Custer’s exploits are the stuff of legend.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250028501

When Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa, she knows that she does not love the man she is to marry there. Her only real companions are her diary and her housemaid, and later the housemaid's daughter, Ada. When Ada disappears one day, scorned by her own community, Cathleen must make a choice: Should she conform to society, or search for the girl who has become closer to her than her own daughter?
St. Martin's Press * 9781250016300

HUNTED by Karen Robards
Caroline Wallace is one of New Orleans PD’s top hostage negotiators, and she’s never failed to get every hostage out alive. But this time, it’s different. This time, the hostages include her boss --- the chief of police --- and the mayor. And this time, she’s trying to negotiate with Reed Ware, a former co-worker who left the force disgraced, under investigation by Internal Affairs, and worst of all, considered to be volatile and extremely dangerous.
Gallery Books * 9781451678710

INNOCENCE by Dean Koontz
He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance --- and nothing less than destiny --- has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.
Bantam * 9780553808032

INNOCENT BLOOD: The Order of the Sanguines Series by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell
While exploring a tomb hidden for centuries in the depths of Masada, Israel, brilliant archaeologist Erin Granger began an incredible journey to recover a miraculous ancient artifact tied to Christ himself. In this riveting follow-up to THE BLOOD GOSPEL, an attack outside Stanford University thrusts Erin back into the fold of the Sanguines. As the threat of Armageddon looms, she must unite with an ancient evil to halt the plans of a man determined to see the world end, a man known only as Iscariot.
William Morrow * 9780061991066

NEWTOWN: An American Tragedy by Matthew Lysiak
The world mourned the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012. Now comes a startling, comprehensive look at this tragedy, and into the mind of the unstable killer, Adam Lanza. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and a decade’s worth of emails from Lanza’s mother to close friends that chronicled his slow slide into mental illness, NEWTOWN pieces together the perfect storm that led to this unspeakable act of violence that shattered so many lives.
Gallery Books * 9781476753744

WARSAW 1944: Hitler, Himmler, and the Warsaw Uprising by Alexandra Richie
In 1943, the Nazis liquidated Warsaw’s Jewish ghetto. A year later, they threatened to complete the city’s destruction by deporting its remaining residents. As Soviet soldiers turned back the Nazi invasion of Russia and began pressing west, the underground Polish Home Army decided to act. Taking advantage of German disarray and seeking to forestall the absorption of their country into the Soviet empire, they chose to liberate the city of Warsaw for themselves. WARSAW 1944 tells the story of this brave --- and errant --- calculation.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374286552
On Sale the Week of December 9th in Paperback

December 10th

CAROLINA GOLD by Dorothy Love
Paperback Original

Inspired by the life of a 19th-century female rice farmer, CAROLINA GOLD pays tribute to the hauntingly beautiful Lowcountry and weaves together mystery, romance and historical detail, bringing to life the story of one young woman’s struggle to restore her ruined world.
Thomas Nelson * 9781401687618

SILENCED by Kristina Ohlsson
A teenage girl was assaulted and raped on a midsummer’s eve 15 years ago. Cut to present: a man is killed in a hit and run. He has no identification on him and is not reported missing. The same day, a priest and his wife are found dead in an apparent suicide. Fredrika Bergman and her colleagues are assigned to all three of the seemingly unrelated cases. What is the thread of evil that connects them all?
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781439198926

When Evie Ferrante learns that her mother has been hospitalized, she finds her mother's house in chaos. Sorting through her mother's belongings, Evie discovers objects that don't quite belong there, and begins to raise questions. Evie renews a friendship with Mina, an elderly neighbor who might know more about her mother's recent activities. As Evie investigates her mother's actions, a darker story of deception and madness involving Mina emerges.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062117618
On Sale the Week of December 16th in Hardcover

December 17th

THE INVISIBLE CODE: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
by Christopher Fowler

Bryant and May, two of the sharpest minds in all of London, tackle one of the most confounding cases of their storied --- and eccentric --- careers. An ill-timed death, a powerful curse, a mad dowager, and a dead photographer are just a few of the ingredients in this puzzling stew. And so begins an investigation that will test the members of the Peculiar Crimes Unit to their limits.
Bantam * 9780345528650

by Carol Miller

A young, recently separated waitress at H & P's Diner in sleepy southwestern Virginia, Daisy hears more than her fair share of neighborhood gossip while serving plates of hash and peach cobbler. But when a reclusive old man shows up at the diner one day, only to drop dead a few minutes later, Daisy quickly learns that some secrets are more dangerous to keep than others --- especially when there are money and moonshine involved.
Minotaur Books * 9781250019257

by Fay Weldon

THE NEW COUNTESS is the final novel in Fay Weldon's trilogy that began with HABITS OF THE HOUSE and continued with LONG LIVE THE KING. The bestselling novelist and award-winning writer of the pilot episode of the original "Upstairs Downstairs" lifts the curtain on British society, upstairs and downstairs, under one roof.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250028020

by Gail Oust

Piper Prescott's grand opening of her own spice shop goes awry when the local chef who has agreed to do a cooking demo is found stabbed. Not only did Piper find the body, she handled the murder weapon and doesn't have a witness to her alibi. Desperate to uncover the truth --- and prove her innocence --- Piper enlists the help of her outspoken BFF Reba Mae Johnson to help track down the real culprit.
Minotaur Books * 9781250011046

On Sale the Week of December 16th in Paperback

December 17th

PRAYING FOR YOUR HUSBAND FROM HEAD TO TOE: A Daily Guide to Scripture-Based Prayer by Sharon Jaynes
Paperback Original

In PRAYING FOR YOUR HUSBAND FROM HEAD TO TOE, Sharon Jaynes maps out 16 landmarks to help you consistently and effectively cover your husband in prayer. From his mind and the thoughts he thinks, to his eyes and the images he sees, all the way down to his feet and the path he takes, Sharon teaches you how to pray for your husband in ways that are powerful, practical and life-changing.
Multnomah Books * 9781601424716

THE SINNERS' GARDEN by William Sirls
Paperback Original

Disfigured by an abusive father, teenager Andy Kemp hides behind his books and an impenetrable wall of cynicism and anger. As Andy’s mother struggles to reconnect with him, his Uncle Rip returns transformed from a stint in prison and wants to be a mentor to the reclusive boy. When Andy begins hearing strange music through his iPod and making near-prophetic announcements, Rip is convinced that what Andy is hearing is the voice of God.
Thomas Nelson * 9781401687380

THE TENTH CIRCLE: A Blaine McCracken Novel by Jon Land
Paperback Original

Blaine McCracken pulled off the impossible on a mission in Iran, but his work has just begun. Returning to the US, he faces another terrible threat in the form of Reverend Jeremiah Rule, whose hateful rhetoric has inflamed half the world, resulting in a series of devastating terrorist attacks. But Rule isn’t acting alone. A shadowy cabal is pulling his strings, unaware that they are creating a monster who will soon spin free of their control.
Open Road Media E-riginal * 9781480414792

by Paul Auster

Facing his 63rd winter, Paul Auster sits down to write a history of his body and its sensations --- both pleasurable and painful. Thirty years after the publication of THE INVENTION OF SOLITUDE, in which he wrote so movingly about fatherhood, Auster gives us a second unconventional memoir in which he writes about his mother's life and death.
Picador * 9781250009098

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