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January 14, 2014

January 14, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of January 13th and January 20th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of January 13th in Hardcover

January 14th

ANDREW'S BRAIN by E.L. Doctorow (Fiction)
In a series of conversations, a cognitive scientist named Andrew relates salient events of his life to a person he refers to only as Doc. He speaks of his divorce from his wife and of the woman who took her place. But he digresses often to muse upon consciousness and disorders of the mind. ANDREW’S BRAIN is the story of a man attempting to make sense of the unexpected turns his life has taken.
Random House * 9781400068814

THE ANSWER TO THE RIDDLE IS ME: A Memoir of Amnesia by David Stuart MacLean (Memoir)
On October 17, 2002, David MacLean “woke up” on a train platform in India with no idea who he was or why he was there. Soon he could remember song lyrics, but not his family, his friends, or the woman he was told he loved. All of these symptoms were the result of the commonly prescribed malarial medication he had been taking. Upon his return to the States, he struggled to piece together the fragments of his former life.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547519272

APPLE TREE YARD by Louise Doughty
(Psychological Thriller)
Yvonne Carmichael, a renowned geneticist, public authority and mother of two, has become involved in an affair. So thrilled and absorbed is she in her newfound sexual power that she fails to notice the real danger about to blindside her from a seemingly innocuous angle. Then, reeling from an act of violence, Yvonne discovers that her desire for justice and revenge has already been compromised. Everything hinges on one night in a dark little alley called Apple Tree Yard.
Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux * 9780374105679

THE DEAD IN THEIR VAULTED ARCHES: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley (Historical Mystery)
Eleven-year-old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers with her family at the railway station, awaiting the return of her long-lost mother. Yet upon the train’s arrival, Flavia is approached by a stranger who whispers a cryptic message into her ear. Moments later he is dead, mysteriously pushed under the train by someone in the crowd. Who was this man, what did his words mean, and why were they intended for Flavia?
Delacorte Press * 9780385344050

THE DEATH CLASS: A True Story About Life by Erika Hayasaki (Inspirational/Personal Growth)
When nurse Norma Bowe decided to teach a course on death at a college in New Jersey, she never expected it to be popular. But year after year students crowd into her classroom, and the reason is clear: Norma’s “death class” is really about how to make the most of what poet Mary Oliver famously called our “one wild and precious life.” By following her over four years, Erika Hayasaki shows how Norma steers four extraordinary students from their tormented families and neighborhoods toward happiness.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451642858

THE EMPIRE OF NECESSITY: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World by Greg Grandin (History)
Drawing on research on four continents, THE EMPIRE OF NECESSITY explores the multiple forces that culminated in a remarkable slave rebellion one morning in 1805. Historian Greg Grandin uses the dramatic happenings of that day to map a new transnational history of slavery in the Americas, capturing the clash of peoples, economies and faiths that was the New World in the early 1800s.
Metropolitan Books * 9780805094534

FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE WHO SEE: Dispatches from the World of the Blind by Rosemary Mahoney (Memoir)
Rosemary Mahoney tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the remarkable blind woman who founded the school. Fascinated and impressed by what she learned from the blind children of Tibet, Mahoney was moved to investigate further the cultural history of blindness. As part of her research, she spent three months teaching at Tenberken's international training center for blind adults in Kerala, India.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316043427

FOREIGN GODS, INC. by Okey Ndibe (Fiction)
FOREIGN GODS, INC. tells the story of Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver who sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery. While in Nigeria, he has to deal with old friends, family, and a mounting conflict between those in the village who worship the deity, and those who practice Christianity.
Soho Press * 9781616953133

MERCY SNOW by Tiffany Baker (Fiction)
In the tiny town of Titan Falls, New Hampshire, the paper mill dictates a quiet, steady rhythm of life. But one day, a tragic bus accident sets two families on a course toward destruction, irrevocably altering the lives of everyone in their wake.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455512737

MRS. LINCOLN'S RIVAL by Jennifer Chiaverini (Historical Fiction)
Jennifer Chiaverini excels at chronicling the lives of extraordinary yet little-known women through historical fiction. What she did for Elizabeth Keckley in MRS. LINCOLN'S DRESSMAKER and for Elizabeth Van Lew in THE SPYMISTRESS, she does for Kate Chase Sprague in MRS. LINCOLN'S RIVAL.
Dutton Adult * 9780525954286

PERFECT by Rachel Joyce (Fiction)
Byron Hemmings wakes to a morning that looks like any other. But when he, his mother and his sister leave home, the morning takes an unmistakable turn. In one terrible moment, something completely unexpected happens. While his mother seems not to have noticed, 11-year-old Byron understands that nothing can be the same. Over the days and weeks that follow, Byron’s perfect world is shattered. Unable to trust his parents, he confides in his best friend, and together they concoct a plan.
Random House * 9780812993301

THE POLARIS PROTOCOL: A Pike Logan Thriller by Brad Taylor (Thriller/Adventure)
Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are in Turkmenistan with the Taskforce --- a top-secret antiterrorist unit that operates outside US law --- when Jennifer gets a call from her brother, Jack. Working on an investigative report into the Mexican drug cartels, Jack Cahill has unknowingly gotten caught between two rival groups. His desperate call to his sister is his last before he’s kidnapped. In their efforts to rescue Jack, Pike and Jennifer uncover a plot much more insidious than illegal drug trafficking.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953975

THE PRIORITY LIST: A Teacher's Final Quest to Discover Life's Greatest Lessons by David Menasche (Memoir)
When a six-year battle with brain cancer ultimately stole his vision, memory, mobility and ability to continue teaching, David Menasche turned to Facebook with an audacious plan: a journey across America in hopes of seeing firsthand how his kids were faring in life. Had he made a difference? Within 48 hours of posting, former students in more than 50 cities replied with offers of support and shelter.
Touchstone * 9781476743448

SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE by Ian Rankin (Mystery)
Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. He is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case from 30 years ago is being reopened. Rebus's team from those days is suspected of helping a murderer escape justice to further their own ends. Malcolm Fox, in what will be his last case as an internal affairs cop, is tasked with finding out the truth.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316224550

SNAPSHOT by Lis Wiehl (Mystery)
When a photograph surfaces showing a blond, four-year-old Lisa playing with an African-American girl at a civil rights march in Fort Worth, Lisa is faced with a jarring revelation: the girls may have been the only witnesses who observed the real killer of civil rights leader Benjamin Gray…and therefore the only ones who can exonerate the death row inmate falsely accused of the murder.
Thomas Nelson * 9781401689520

A STAR FOR MRS. BLAKE by April Smith (Historical Fiction)
The United States Congress in 1929 passed legislation to fund travel for mothers of the fallen soldiers of World War I to visit their sons’ graves in France. Over the next three years, 6,693 Gold Star Mothers made the trip. In this emotionally charged novel, April Smith breathes life into a unique moment in American history, imagining the experience of five of these women.
Knopf * 9780307958846

TRESPASSING ON EINSTEIN'S LAWN: A Father, a Daughter, the Meaning of Nothing, and the Beginning of Everything by Amanda Gefter
In a memoir of family bonding and cutting-edge physics for readers of Brian Greene’s THE HIDDEN REALITY and Jim Holt’s WHY DOES THE WORLD EXIST?, Amanda Gefter tells the story of how she conned her way into a career as a science journalist --- and wound up hanging out, talking shop and butting heads with the world’s most brilliant minds.
Bantam * 9780345531438

THE VISIONIST by Rachel Urquhart (Historical Fiction)
Fifteen-year-old Polly Kimball sets fire to the family farm, killing her abusive father. She and her young brother find shelter in a Massachusetts Shaker community called The City of Hope. As she struggles to keep her dark secrets concealed in the face of increasing scrutiny, Polly finds herself in a life-changing friendship with a young Shaker sister named Charity, a girl who will stake everything --- including her faith --- on Polly's honesty and purity.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316228114

WAKING FROM THE DREAM: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David L. Chappell (History)
David L. Chappell reveals that the civil rights movement entered a new phase following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. These were years when decisive, historic victories were no longer within reach, and veterans of the movement struggled to rally around common goals. WAKING FROM THE DREAM documents this struggle, including moments when the movement seemed on the verge of dissolution and the monumental efforts of its members to persevere.
Random House * 9781400065462
On Sale the Week of January 13th in Paperback

January 14th

BEAR IS BROKEN: A Leo Maxwell Mystery by Lachlan Smith (Mystery)
Leo Maxwell’s older brother Teddy, a successful yet reviled criminal defense attorney, has been shot and lies in a coma. Leo quickly realizes that the list of possible suspects is much larger than he could have imagined. The deeper he digs into Teddy’s life, the more questions arise. Somewhere, the person who shot his brother is still on the loose, and there are many who would happily kill Leo in order to keep it that way.
Mysterious Press * 9780802122261

BENEDICTION by Kent Haruf (Fiction)
When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife, Mary, must work together to make his final days as comfortable as possible. Their daughter, Lorraine, hastens back from Denver to help look after him. Her devotion softens the bitter absence of their estranged son, Frank, but this cannot be willed away and remains a palpable presence for all three of them.
Vintage * 9780307950420

DADDY LOVE by Joyce Carol Oates (Psychological Thriller/Horror)
A kidnapper who calls himself "Daddy Love" has abducted, tortured and raped several young boys. His latest victim is Robbie Whitcomb, who must endure punishment beyond his wildest nightmares if he misbehaves. As Robbie grows older, he becomes aware of just how monstrous Daddy Love is. Somewhere within this tortured young boy lies a spark of rebellion, and he will soon discover just what lengths he'll go to in order to survive.
Mysterious Press * 9780802122247

DAMN FEW: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior by Rorke Denver and Ellis Henican (Memoir)
Rorke Denver trains the men who become Navy SEALs. With his years of action-packed mission experience and a top training role, Lieutenant Commander Denver understands exactly how tomorrow's soldiers are recruited, sculpted, motivated and deployed. Now, Denver takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program he now oversees.
Hyperion * 9781401312800

GUN MACHINE by Warren Ellis (Thriller)
After a shootout claims the life of his partner, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an apartment stacked high with guns. When examined, each weapon leads to a different, previously unsolved murder. Confronted with the sudden emergence of hundreds of unsolved homicides, Tallow soon discovers a hunter who may be the most prolific murderer in New York City's history.
Mulholland Books * 9780316187411

KURT VONNEGUT: Letters edited by Dan Wakefield (Letters)
This extraordinary collection of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut’s fiction. Written over a 60-year period, these letters, the vast majority of them never before published, are funny, moving, and full of the same uncanny wisdom that has endeared his work to readers worldwide.
Dial Press Trade Paperback * 9780385343763

THE LAWYER’S LAWYER by James Sheehan (Legal Thriller)
Jack Tobin, “the lawyer's lawyer” --- the guy the best lawyers say they'd want to represent them in a courtroom battle --- undertakes the representation of a serial killer who he believes to be innocent. The Chief of Police is outraged, the citizens of Oakville where the murders occurred erupt, and the State Attorney is out for blood as Jack challenges the criminal justice system once again.
Center Street * 9781455547067

RED MOON by Benjamin Percy (Thriller/Horror)
When government agents kick down Claire Forrester's front door and murder her parents, Claire realizes just how different she is. Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and hours later stepped off it, the only passenger left alive. Chase Williams has sworn to protect the people of the United States from the menace in their midst, but he is becoming the very thing he has promised to destroy. The night of the red moon is coming, when an unrecognizable world will emerge...and the battle for humanity will begin.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455501656

SMITTEN BOOK CLUB by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt and Denise Hunter (Romance)
Paperback Original
At a rummage sale, Heather discovers a turn-of-the-century romantic advice book written by a once-famous Smitten, Vermont, resident. When she shares the precious volume with her book club friends, they find clues about a hidden treasure rumored to be buried in their tiny town. As Heather, Abby, Lia and Molly take turns reading the book, each projects onto it her own literary tastes. One by one, each of the women finds romantic love --- often in spite of the historic book’s advice.
Thomas Nelson * 9781401687168

SOME GIRLS, SOME HATS AND HITLER: A True Love Story by Trudi Kanter (Memoir)
In 1938, Trudi Kanter fell deeply in love with Walter Ehrlich, a charming and romantic businessman. But as Hitler’s tanks rolled into Austria, the world this young Jewish couple knew collapsed, leaving them desperate to escape. This is the true story of Trudi’s astonishing journey from Vienna to Prague to blitzed London seeking safety for her and Walter amid the horror engulfing Europe.
Scribner * 9781476700281

SUMMER DEATH by Mons Kallentoft (Mystery/Thriller)
A teenage girl is found naked and bleeding in a city park, without any recollection of what has happened to her. Another grisly discovery is made on a lakeside beach, and the whole town is on edge. A serial killer walks among them, and while families withdraw to protect their young, Detective Malin Fors must uncover the secrets behind these crimes, potentially putting herself and her own family at risk in the process.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781451642551

A rare meteorite struck Alex Woods when he was 10 years old, leaving scars and marking him for an extraordinary future. When he meets curmudgeonly widower Mr. Peterson, he finds an unlikely friend, who teaches him that you only get one shot at life and you need to make it count. So when, at age 17, Alex is stopped at customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes on the front seat, and an entire nation in uproar, he's fairly sure he's done the right thing.
Redhook * 9780316246590

VAMPIRES IN THE LEMON GROVE: And Other Stories by Karen Russell (Fiction/Short Stories)
A dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left behind in a seagull’s nest. A massage therapist discovers she has the power to heal by manipulating the tattoos on a war veteran’s lower torso. Two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove try helplessly to slake their thirst for blood. And this only scratches the surface of what appears in Karen Russell’s new collection of stories.
Vintage * 9780307947475
On Sale the Week of January 20th in Hardcover

January 20th

ORFEO by Richard Powers (Fiction)
Peter Els is a retired music professor with a unique hobby: He has set up a microbiology lab in his home to find music in the modified DNA of the bacterium Serratia marcescens. When Federal agents find out about his laboratory, they suspect he may be a bioterrorist. ORFEO is the portrait of a man so obsessed by the need to create that he’ll sacrifice just about everything for the sake of his quest.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393240825

January 21st

BAD WOLF by Nele Neuhaus (Mystery)
As two grisly murder cases collide, Inspectors Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein dig deep into the past and underneath the veneer of bourgeois society to come up against a terrible secret that is about to impact their personal lives as well. In Nele Neuhaus's second U.S. publication of her popular series, tensions run high, and a complex and unpredictable plot propels her characters forward at breakneck speed.
Minotaur Books * 9781250043993

CARTHAGE by Joyce Carol Oates (Mystery)
Zeno Mayfield's daughter has disappeared into the night, gone missing in the wilds of the Adirondacks. But when the community of Carthage joins a father's frantic search for the girl, they discover the unlikeliest of suspects --- a decorated Iraq War veteran with close ties to the Mayfield family. As grisly evidence mounts against the troubled war hero, the family must wrestle with the possibility of having lost a daughter forever.
Ecco * 9780062208125

CUT ME LOOSE: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood by Leah Vincent (Memoir)
CUT ME LOOSE tells the story of one woman's harrowing struggle to define herself as an individual. Through Leah Vincent's eyes, we confront not only the oppressive world of religious fundamentalism, but also the broader issues that face even the most secular young women as they grapple with sexuality and identity.
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday * 9780385538091

THE DAYS OF ANNA MADRIGAL by Armistead Maupin (Fiction)
THE DAYS OF ANNA MADRIGAL, the ninth novel in Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City series, follows one of modern literature’s most unforgettable and enduring characters --- Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane --- as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past.
Harper * 9780062196248

A GODWARD HEART: Treasuring the God Who Loves You by John Piper (Devotional)
John Piper invites you to experience deeper intimacy with God through these thought-provoking and soul-enriching meditations. Whether you are just discovering the divine richness of Scripture or have long been a passionate student, you’ll find a deeper understanding of God and renewed insight for your journey.
Multnomah Books * 9781601425669

HUNTING SHADOWS: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery by Charles Todd (Historical Mystery)
A society wedding becomes a crime scene when a man is murdered. After another body is found, the baffled local constabulary turns to Scotland Yard. Though the second crime had a witness, her description of the killer is so strange it’s unbelievable. In going over the details of the case, Inspector Ian Rutledge is reminded of a dark episode he witnessed in the war. To stop a murderer, will the ethical detective choose to follow the letter --- or the spirit --- of the law?
William Morrow * 9780062237187

LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen (Fiction)
Lost Lake is about to slip into Eby Pim’s past. All that’s left is a once-charming collection of lakeside cabins succumbing to the Southern Georgia heat and damp, and an assortment of faithful misfits drawn back to Lost Lake year after year by their own unspoken dreams and desires. It’s a lot, but not enough to keep Eby from relinquishing Lost Lake to a developer with cash in hand, and calling this her final summer at the lake. Until one last chance at family knocks on her door.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250019806

PANDEMIC by Scott Sigler (Horror)
INFECTED shocked readers with a visceral, up-close account of physical metamorphosis and one man’s desperate fight for sanity and survival. The sequel, CONTAGIOUS, let the reader experience the frantic national response to this growing cataclysm. And now in PANDEMIC, the entire human race balances on the razor’s edge of annihilation, beset by an enemy that turns our own bodies against us, changing normal people into psychopaths or transforming them into nightmares.
Crown * 9780307408976

THE SECRET OF MAGIC by Deborah Johnson (Historical Fiction)
Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black war hero. It is signed by M. P. Calhoun, the most reclusive author in the country. Once down in Mississippi, Regina finds that nothing in the South is as it seems. She must navigate the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past.
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam * 9780399157721

THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC: A Piper Donovan Mystery by Mary Jane Clark (Mystery)
Piper Donovan has barely arrived in New Orleans to perfect her pastry skills at a renowned French Quarter bakery when a ghastly murder rocks the magical city. Intrigued by the case, Piper can’t help but look for the “Hoodoo Killer” among the faces around her. When the murderer strikes again, she thinks she can unmask the killer. But Piper will have to conjure up some old black magic of her own if she hopes to live long enough to reveal the truth.
William Morrow * 9780062135476

UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY by Nancy Horan (Historical Romance)
At the age of 35, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium --- with her three children and nanny in tow --- to study art. Not long after her arrival, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets Robert Louis Stevenson, and the two begin a fierce love affair that spans the decades and the globe.
Ballantine Books * 9780345516534

WHAT WE'VE LOST IS NOTHING by Rachel Louise Snyder (Fiction)
On a warm day in April, Mary Elizabeth McPherson skips school with her friend, Sofia. As the two experiment with a heavy dose of ecstasy in Mary Elizabeth’s dining room, a series of home invasions rocks their neighborhood. At first the community is determined to band together, but rising suspicions soon threaten to destroy the world they were attempting to create.
Scribner * 9781476725178

WORTHY BROWN'S DAUGHTER by Phillip Margolin (Historical Thriller)
One of a handful of lawyers in the new state of Oregon, recently widowed Matthew Penny agrees to help Worthy Brown, a newly freed slave, rescue his 15-year-old daughter, Roxanne, from their former master, a powerful Portland lawyer. Worthy's lawsuit sets in motion events that lead to Worthy's arrest for murder and create an agonizing moral dilemma that could send either Worthy or Matthew to the hangman.
Harper * 9780062195340

January 23rd

CARELESS PEOPLE: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby by Sarah Churchwell (History)
CARELESS PEOPLE is a unique literary investigation: a gripping double narrative that combines a forensic search for clues to an unsolved crime and a quest for the roots of one of America’s best-loved novels. Acclaimed scholar of American literature Sarah Churchwell reconstructs the events of that pivotal autumn in 1922, revealing in the process new ways of thinking about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece.
The Penguin Press * 9781594204746

THE GUTS by Roddy Doyle (Fiction/Humor)
In the 1980s Jimmy Rabbitte formed the Commitments, a ragtag, blue-collar collective of Irish youths determined to bring the soul music stylings of James Brown and Percy Sledge to Dublin. These days, the almost-50-year-old Jimmy has a loving wife, four kids, and a recent cancer diagnosis that leaves him feeling shattered and frightened. As he battles his illness on his path through Dublin, Jimmy manages to reconnect with his own past.
Viking Adult * 9780670016433

LYDIA'S PARTY by Margaret Hawkins (Fiction)
Lydia is having a party, one that she has hosted every year for six female friends who treasure the midwinter bash. As this particular evening unfolds, Lydia prepares to make a shattering announcement. As we follow these friends through their party preparations, we meet flawed but lovable characters who are navigating the hassles of daily chores while also meditating in stolen moments on their lives, regrets, complicated relationships and deepest desires.
Viking Adult * 9780670015764

NORTH OF BOSTON by Elisabeth Elo (Literary Thriller)
When the fishing boat Pirio Kasparov is on is rammed by a freighter, she finds herself abandoned in the North Atlantic. She survives nearly four hours in the water before being rescued by the Coast Guard. But the boat’s owner and her professional fisherman friend, Ned, is not so lucky. Compelled to look after Noah, the son of the late Ned, and her alcoholic prep school friend, Thomasina, Pirio can’t shake the lurking suspicion that the boat’s sinking --- and Ned’s death --- was no accident.
Pamela Dorman Books/Viking * 9780670015658
On Sale the Week of January 20th in Paperback

January 21st

BIG GIRL PANTIES by Stephanie Evanovich (Fiction/Humor)
Holly Brennan used food to comfort herself through her husband’s illness and death. Now she is alone at age 32 and weighs more than she ever has. When fate throws her in the path of Logan Montgomery, personal trainer to pro athletes, and he offers to train her, Holly concludes it must be a sign. Can Holly and Logan go the distance as a couple even after she has met her goals --- and other men are noticing?
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062224859

BUTTERFLY PALACE by Colleen Coble (Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
Abandoned by the love of her life and still mourning the loss of her mother, Lily Donaldson has moved to Austin, Texas, and is working as a kitchen maid in a luxurious mansion, the Butterfly Palace. But one night, while serving at a dinner party, Lily recognizes the man who abandoned her sitting among the distinguished guests, though he does not acknowledge her aloud. Before she can get an explanation, the path of the Servant Girl Killer swerves very close to the Butterfly Palace, sowing terror among the maids.
Thomas Nelson * 9781595547835

ECHOES OF MERCY by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
When a suspicious accident occurs at the famous Dinsmore Chocolate Factory, Caroline Lang goes undercover as a factory worker to investigate the circumstances surrounding the event. At the same time, Oliver Dinsmore poses as a common worker to find out all he can about the family business before taking over for his father. Caroline and Oliver become fast friends, but tension mounts when the two find themselves at odds about the roles of child workers in the factory.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307731272

EYES WIDE OPEN by Ted Dekker (Thriller)
Paperback Original
My name is Christy Snow. I'm 17 and I'm about to die. I'm buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. I'm lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet won't stop shaking. Some will say that I'm not really here. Some will say I'm delusional. Some will say that I don't even exist. But who are they? I'm the one buried in a grave.
Worthy Publishing * 9781617952739

THE FIRST TRUE LIE by Marina Mander (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Meet Luca, a curious young boy living with his mother, a taciturn woman who "every now and then tries out a new father." Luca keeps to himself, his cat, Blue, and his words --- his favorite toys. One February morning his mom doesn't wake up to bring him to school, so Luca --- with a father who's long gone and driven by a deep fear of being an orphan --- decides to pretend to the world that his mom is still alive.
Hogarth * 9780770436858

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND: A Piper Donovan Mystery by Mary Jane Clark (Mystery)
Struggling actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan is spending the dead of winter in warm and sunny Sarasota, Florida, for her beloved cousin's wedding. But a cloud seems to be hovering over the whole affair. A bridesmaid mysteriously disappears, a neighbor's car is run off the road, and a body is found on the beach where the wedding will take place. With the nuptials threatened, it falls on Piper to unmask the killer.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062135452

KIND OF KIN by Rilla Askew (Fiction/Humor)
When Robert John Brown, a churchgoing family man and respected community member, is caught hiding a barnful of migrant workers with no papers, he is arrested and sent to prison. Meanwhile, his 10-year-old grandson tries to help the sole escapee of the raid reunite with his family, and his granddaughter is struggling to raise her daughter alone after her husband, an illegal immigrant himself, has been deported.
Ecco * 9780062198808

THE MARLOWE PAPERS by Ros Barber (Historical Fiction)
On May 30, 1593, a celebrated young playwright was killed in a tavern brawl in London. That, at least, was the official version. Now Christopher Marlowe reveals the truth: that his "death" was an elaborate ruse to avoid a conviction of heresy; that he was spirited across the English Channel to live on in lonely exile; that he continued to write plays and poetry, hiding behind the name of a colorless man from Stratford --- one William Shakespeare.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250044808

THE VANISHING by Wendy Webb (Gothic Thriller)
Paperback Original
Just as Julia Bishop’s life is collapsing around her, a stranger appears on her doorstep with an intriguing job offer --- he asks Julia to be a companion for his elderly mother, the famous and rather eccentric horror novelist Amaris Sinclair, whom Julia has always admired...and who the whole world thinks is dead. But when she arrives at Havenwood, the Sinclairs’ magnificent, centuries-old estate, she begins to suspect her too-good-to-be-true job offer is exactly that.
Hyperion * 9781401341947

A WELL-TEMPERED HEART by Jan-Philipp Sendker (Romance)
Paperback Original
Almost 10 years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father’s native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads. One day, she hears a stranger’s voice in her head that causes her to leave her office without explanation. Not only does the female voice refuse to disappear, it starts to ask questions Julia has been trying to avoid. Why do you live alone? To whom do you feel close? What do you want in life?
Other Press * 9781590516409

WITH AUTUMN'S RETURN: Westward Winds, Book 3 by Amanda Cabot (Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
When Elizabeth Harding arrives in Cheyenne to open her medical practice, she soon discovers that the town may not welcome a new physician --- especially a lady doctor. Even Jason Nordling, the handsome young attorney next door, seems to disapprove of her chosen profession. When a web of deceit among Cheyenne's wealthiest residents threatens to catch Elizabeth and Jason in its snare, they must risk working together to save one of Elizabeth's patients --- even if it means falling in love.
Revell * 9780800734619

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