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February 26, 2014

February 26, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of February 24th and March 3rd that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of February 24th in Hardcover

February 25th

THE ARTISAN SOUL: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art by Erwin Raphael McManus (Christian Life/Personal Growth)
In THE ARTISAN SOUL, Erwin Raphael McManus --- author, thought leader, and founder of MOSAIC in Los Angeles --- pens a manifesto for human creativity and the beginning of a new renaissance. McManus not only calls us to reclaim our creative essence, but reveals how we can craft our lives into a work of art. There are no shortcuts to quality, and McManus celebrates the spiritual process that can help us discover our true selves.
HarperOne * 9780062270276

BITTER EDEN by Tatamkhulu Afrika (Historical Fiction)
BITTER EDEN is based on Tatamkhulu Afrika’s own capture in North Africa and his experiences as a prisoner of war during World War II in Italy and Germany. The novel deals with three men who must negotiate the emotions that are brought to the surface by the physical closeness of survival in the male-only camps. The complex rituals of camp life and the strange loyalties and deep bonds among the men are heartbreakingly depicted.
Picador * 9781250043665

BLACKBERRY PIE MURDER: A Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes! by Joanne Fluke (Mystery)
Hannah Swensen accidentally hits a stranger with her cookie truck while driving down a winding country road in a raging thunderstorm. She is wracked with guilt, and things get even worse when she's arrested…for murder! But an autopsy soon reveals the mystery man, his shirt covered in stains from blackberry pie, would have died even if Hannah hadn't hit him. Now, to clear her name, Hannah will have to follow a trail of pie crumbs to track down the identity of the deceased.
Kensington * 9780758280374

BLOOD ROYAL: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris by Eric Jager (History/True Crime)
In 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men. The crime stunned and paralyzed France since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone mad. In charge of the investigation was the Provost of Paris, Guillaume de Tignonville, the city's chief law enforcement officer --- and one of history's first detectives. As de Tignonville began to investigate, he realized that his hunt for the truth was much more dangerous than he ever could have imagined.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316224512

THE CHASE by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (Thriller/Adventure)
FBI Agent Kate O'Hare has lived to put the slippery conman known as Nicolas Fox behind bars. Nick is a fed's worst nightmare: exceptionally talented in his line of work, known the world over for being able to pull off some of the most dangerous, high-profile cons. In a cruel twist of fate, Kate's bosses at the FBI force her to covertly partner up with Nick to take down big league crime.
Bantam * 9780345543080

DEAR ABIGAIL: The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters by Diane Jacobs (Biography)
Much has been written about the enduring marriage of President John Adams and his wife, Abigail. But few know of the equally strong bond Abigail shared with her sisters, Mary Cranch and Elizabeth Shaw Peabody, accomplished women in their own right. Now acclaimed biographer Diane Jacobs reveals their moving story, which unfolds against the stunning backdrop of America in its transformative colonial years.
Ballantine Books * 9780345465061

DEATH OF A POLICEMAN: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery by M. C. Beaton (Mystery)
Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure. This presents the perfect opportunity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair, who would love nothing more than to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth. Blair suggests that Cyril Sessions, a keen young police officer, visit the town of Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Macbeth does every day. Macbeth hears about Blair's plan and is prepared to ensure that Cyril returns back to headquarters with a full report. But Cyril is soon found dead, and Hamish quickly becomes the prime suspect in his murder.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455504732

FAITH IN THE FOG: Believing in What You Cannot See by Jeff Lucas (Christian Life)
In FAITH IN THE FOG, bestselling author and speaker Jeff Lucas uses the story of John 21 (Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish) to help believers make sense of faith when life is tough and we’re stuck in an emotional storm. This book searches for answers, without resorting to slogans or clichés --- and seeks to liberate with its honesty and vulnerability.
Zondervan * 9780310281542

THE HEADMASTER'S WIFE by Thomas Christopher Greene (Mystery/Suspense)
Like his father before him, Arthur Winthrop is the Headmaster of Vermont’s elite Lancaster School. Found wandering naked in Central Park, he begins to tell his story to the police. But his memories collide into one another, and the true nature of things --- a narrative of love, of marriage, of family, and of a tragedy Arthur does not know how to address --- emerges.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250038944

THE PERFECT SCORE PROJECT: Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT by Debbie Stier
These days, high SAT scores are seen as the ticket to a good college, merit aid, and ultimately a successful life. Yet for parents, the torment of cajoling kids into studying is made worse by the tangle of conflicting advice about how best to prepare. Debbie Stier made it her mission to cut through that tangle and ace the SAT. As part of her quest, Debbie took the SAT seven times, sampled test-prep methods, and bonded with her test-taking teenage son.
Harmony * 9780307956675

THE RED ROAD: An Alex Morrow Novel by Denise Mina (Mystery/Thriller)
Police detective Alex Morrow is serving as a witness in arms dealer Michael Brown's trial, where the case hinges on his fingerprints found on the guns he sells. When the investigation leads to a privileged Scottish lawyer who's expecting to be assassinated after a money laundering scheme goes bad, and a woman who's spying on the people who put her in jail, Morrow has her hands full. And that's before she even gets to her family issues.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316188517

THE STOLEN ONES by Richard Montanari (Thriller)
Luther Wade grew up in Cold River, a warehouse for the criminally insane. Two decades ago the hospital closed it doors forever, but Luther never left. He wanders the catacombs beneath the city, channeling the violent dreams of Eduard Kross, Europe's most prolific serial killer of the 20th century. A two-year-old girl found wandering the streets of Philadelphia by detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano may hold the key to solving a string of murders committed in and around Priory Park.
Mulholland Books * 9780316244701

A STORY OF EASTER AND ALL OF US: Companion to the Hit TV Miniseries by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett (Fiction/Classic & Allegory)
From the Last Supper in the upper room to the celebration of finding an empty tomb, this beautiful full-color book chronicles the journey of Christ's death and resurrection in a way the Easter story has never before been "told." Containing extraordinary images from the Emmy-nominated TV series "The Bible," A STORY OF EASTER AND ALL OF US is a book that will take a deserved place among the finest celebrations of Easter.
FaithWords * 9781455545872

TEACHING THE CAT TO SIT: A Memoir by Michelle Theall (Memoir)
Michelle Theall grew up in the conservative Texas Bible Belt, bullied by her classmates and abandoned by her evangelical best friend before she’d ever even held a girl’s hand. Years later, Michelle is living her life openly with her partner of 10 years. But when her four-year-old’s Catholic school decides to expel all children of gay parents, Michelle tiptoes into a controversy that exposes her to long-buried shame, which leads to a public battle with the Church and a private one with her parents.
Gallery Books * 9781451697292

THE TROOP: A Novel of Terror by Nick Cutter (Thriller)
Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip. An unexpected intruder stumbles upon their campsite like a wild animal. He is shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry --- a man in unspeakable torment who exposes Tim and the boys to something far more frightening than any ghost story. Within his body is a bioengineered nightmare, a horror that spreads faster than fear.
Gallery Books * 9781476717715

VIENNA NOCTURNE by Vivien Shotwell (Historical Fiction)
VIENNA NOCTURNE tells the story of the turbulent life and brilliantly successful career of young British opera singer Anna Storace, a child prodigy who is taken by her parents to Italy at age 13 to advance her career. In love with life and wildly ambitious, Anna wants everything --- to be famous, to be loved --- and this leads her to make some fatal choices. We watch her turn from a carefree young girl to a passionate young woman, and it is during this transformation that her affair with Mozart blossoms.
Ballantine Books * 9780345536372

WHEN SHADOWS FALL: A Samantha Owens Novel by J. T. Ellison (Thriller)
Forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Owens thought life was finally returning to normal after she suffered a terrible personal loss. Settling into her new job at Georgetown University, the illusion is shattered when she receives a disturbing letter from a dead man imploring her to solve his murder. There's only one catch: Timothy Savage's death was so obviously the suicide of a demented individual that the case has been closed.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778316046

WHERE NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball by John Feinstein (Sports)
WHERE NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME takes readers inside the gritty, no-frills, high-stakes world of Triple-A baseball, which serves simultaneously as a launching pad for superstar careers and as a crash-landing pad for stars who have fallen. Introducing us to eight men --- two pitchers, three position players, two managers, and one umpire --- John Feinstein tells the riveting stories of those who are on the cusp of greatness.
Doubleday * 9780385535939

February 27th

FIVE CAME BACK: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris (History/Entertainment)
In PICTURES AT A REVOLUTION, Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark work of cultural history, a book about the transformation of an art form and the larger social shift it signified. Now, in FIVE CAME BACK, he gives us the untold story of how Hollywood changed World War II, and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the prism of five film directors caught up in the war: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens.
The Penguin Press * 9781594204302

WONDERKID by Wesley Stace (Fiction)
Sold-out concerts, screaming fans, TV shows, Number Ones. This is the rock and roll dream, and the Wonderkids are living it. But something is wrong. Although the gigs are sold out, the halls are packed with little kids instead of sexy hipsters. And all that screaming sounds more like wailing. The TV appearances are PBS on Saturday morning rather than “Saturday Night Live,” and as for Number Ones, you don’t want to know.
Overlook Hardcover * 9781468308013
On Sale the Week of February 24th in Paperback

February 25th

ASTONISHED: A Story of Healing and Finding Grace by Beverly Donofrio (Memoir)
Beverly Donofrio had already lived two lives --- first as a scrappy young mother on the streets of the East Village and later as a bestselling author. Even though she was living in a vibrant, picturesque Mexican town, where she practiced yoga, drank margaritas in her backyard, and took salsa lessons, she felt lost and was searching for monasteries to visit. Then one night, she woke to find a rapist holding a knife to her throat.
Penguin Books * 9780143124900

THE BURNING AIR by Erin Kelly (Psychological Thriller)
The MacBrides lead a cozy life of upper class privilege, including tuition-free education at the prestigious private school where Rowan is headmaster, an altruistic righteousness inherited from magistrate Lydia. But when Rowan and his three children gather for the first time since Lydia’s passing at the family’s weekend home, years of secrets surface, and they discover in their midst a stranger who is convinced that Lydia was a murderer.
Penguin Books * 9780143124528

CITY OF JASMINE by Deanna Raybourn (Historical Fiction)
Paperback Original
In a story set against the lush, exotic European colonial outposts of the 1920s, New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn delivers the captivating tale of one woman who embarks upon a journey to see the world --- and ends up finding intrigue, danger, and a love beyond all reason.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778316213

THE COTTAGE ON JUNIPER RIDGE: Life in Icicle Falls by Sheila Roberts (Romance)
Paperback Original
Can a book change your life? Yes, when it's Simplicity, Muriel Sterling's guide to plain living. In fact, it inspires Jen Heath to leave her stressful, overcommitted life in Seattle and move to Icicle Falls, where she rents a lovely little cottage on Juniper Ridge. And where she can enjoy simple pleasures --- like joining the local book club --- and complicated ones, like falling in love with her sexy landlord, Garrett Armstrong.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778314547

DEATH OF YESTERDAY: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery by M. C. Beaton (Mystery)
When a local woman tells Sergeant Hamish Macbeth that she doesn't remember what happened the previous evening, he doesn't begin to worry. She had been out drinking, after all, and he'd prefer not to be bothered with such an arrogant and annoying woman. But when her body is discovered, Hamish is forced to investigate a crime that the only known witness --- now dead --- had forgotten.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455504756

EVENING STARS: A Blackberry Island Novel by Susan Mallery (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Small-town nurse Nina Wentworth has made a career out of being a caretaker. More “Mom” than their mother ever was, she sacrificed medical school --- and her first love --- so her sister could break free. Which is why she isn’t exactly thrilled to see Averil back on Blackberry Island, especially when Nina’s life has suddenly become…complicated.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778316138

FOR CREW AND COUNTRY: The Inspirational True Story of Bravery and Sacrifice Aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts by John Wukovits (History)
On October 25, 1944, the Samuel B. Roberts, along with the other 12 vessels comprising its unit, stood between Japan's largest battleship force ever sent to sea and MacArthur’s transports inside Leyte Gulf. Of 563 destroyers constructed during World War II, the Samuel B. Roberts was the only one sunk, going down with guns blazing. The men who survived faced a horrifying three-day nightmare in the sea, where they battled a lack of food and water, scorching sun and numbing nighttime cold, and nature’s most feared adversary --- sharks.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250041913

THE FUN PARTS: Stories by Sam Lipsyte (Fiction/Short Stories)
Sam Lipsyte’s second collection of short stories features the characters you would expect to see in a Lipsyte book: wise-cracking slackers from New York and New Jersey, most of them male, with drug and commitment problems. But you also get well-rounded female characters, touching moments between dying parents and their adult progeny, and surprisingly poetic writing. THE FUN PARTS fulfills the promise of VENUS DRIVE, Lipsyte’s vivid first collection.
Picador * 9781250043597

THE GATE THIEF by Orson Scott Card (Fantasy)
Here on Earth, Danny North is still in high school, yet he holds in his heart and mind all the stolen outselves of 13 centuries of gatemages. The Families still want to kill him if they can't control him…and they can't control him. He is far too powerful. When Danny comes face-to-face with the mages who call themselves Bel and Ishtoreth, he will come to understand just why Loki closed the gates all those centuries ago.
Tor Fantasy * 9780765365392

THE HEIST by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (Thriller/Adventure)
FBI Special Agent Kate Winslow is determined to put the slippery conman known as Danny Cole behind bars. But Danny is quick-witted, charming and distractingly good looking, and is known the world over for being able to pull off some of the most dangerous, high-profile cons with seeming ease. In a dark twist of fate, Kate discovers that her next mission just might include partnering up with her nemesis in the hunt to take down big-league crime.
Bantam * 9780345543059

HER: A Memoir by Christa Parravani (Memoir)
Christa Parravani and her identical twin, Cara, were linked by a bond that went beyond sisterhood or friendship. But haunted by childhood experiences with father figures and further damaged by being raped as a young adult, Cara descended into depression, drugs and a shocking early death. A few years later, Christa read that when an identical twin dies, 50 percent of the time the surviving twin dies within two years. First, Christa fought to stop her sister's downward spiral; suddenly, she was struggling to keep herself alive.
Picador * 9781250044396

HONOR by Elif Shafak (Historical Fiction)
Internationally bestselling Turkish author Elif Shafak's new novel is a dramatic tale of families, love and misunderstandings that follows the destinies of twin sisters born in a Kurdish village. While Jamila stays to become a midwife, Pembe follows her Turkish husband, Adem, to London, where they hope to make new lives for themselves and their children. In London, they face a choice: stay loyal to the old traditions or try their best to fit in.
Penguin Books * 9780143125044

HOUSE OF GLASS by Sophie Littlefield (Suspense)
Paperback Original
On an evening that was supposed to be like any other, two men force their way into the Glasses' home, but what begins as a common robbery takes an even more terrifying turn. Held hostage in the basement for more than 48 hours, married couple Jen and Ted must put aside their differences if they have any hope of survival.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778314783

JACOB'S FOLLY by Rebecca Miller (Historical Fiction)
In 18th-century Paris, Jacob Cerf is a Jew, a peddler of knives, saltcellars and snuffboxes. Despite a disastrous teenage marriage, he is determined to raise himself up in life. More than 200 years later, Jacob is amazed to find himself reincarnated as a fly in the Long Island suburbs of 21st-century America. Thanks to his arrival, the lives of a reliable volunteer fireman and a young Orthodox Jewish woman nursing a secret ambition will never be the same.
Picador * 9781250043603

JUSTICE FOR SARA by Erica Spindler (Thriller)
A jury found Katherine McCall not guilty of her sister’s murder. Not everyone agreed with the decision, and Kat’s only choice was to go into hiding. But she carried a dark secret with her, one that made her worry she might actually have had something to do with Sara’s death. Now, 10 years later, Kat receives a chilling anonymous letter that makes the past impossible to ignore.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9781250042460

LIBERATION SQUARE: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation by Ashraf Khalil (History)
As a journalist based in Cairo, Ashraf Khalil was an eyewitness to the perfect storm that brought down Hosni Mubarak and his regime. Khalil was subjected to tear gas alongside protestors in Tahrir Square, barely escaped an enraged mob, and witnessed the day-to-day developments from the frontlines. From the halls of power to the back alleys of Cairo, he offers a one-of-a-kind look at a nation in the throes of an uprising.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250042811

MARY COIN by Marisa Silver (Historical Fiction)
In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of a road in Central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting the migrant laborers who have taken to America’s farms in search of work. Little personal information is exchanged, and neither woman has any way of knowing that they have produced what will become the most iconic image of the Great Depression.
Plume * 9780142180785

PIRATE ALLEY by Stephen Coonts (Thriller/Adventure)
A cruise ship is attacked and captured by a band of bloodthirsty Somali pirates, who threaten to execute all their hostages if their ransom demands aren’t met. But a far more dangerous conspiracy is afoot. Jake Grafton is assigned to negotiate with the brutal pirate chief, while his right hand man, Tommy Carmellini, and a team of CIA and Navy SEAL operatives mount an undercover operation to save the hostages and keep the U.S. from being maneuvered into a murderous war.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9781250046413

THE SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS by Deborah Crombie (Mystery)
A well-respected barrister is found dead at a seedy hotel. Is it an unsavory accident or murder? In either case, he was not alone. Detective Inspector Gemma James and her team must find his companion --- a search that takes them into unexpected corners and forces them to contemplate unsettling truths about the weaknesses and passions that lead to murder.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061990649

Like all mothers, Emily Rapp had ambitious plans for her first and only child, Ronan. But that all changed when Ronan was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs disease, a rare and always-fatal degenerative disorder. Rapp and her husband were forced to re-evaluate everything they thought they knew about parenting. THE STILL POINT OF THE TURNING WORLD is the story of a mother’s journey through grief and beyond it.
Penguin Books * 9780143125105

TELL ME by Lisa Jackson (Thriller)
Twenty years ago, Blondell O'Henry was convicted of murdering her eldest daughter and wounding her two other children. The prosecution argued that Blondell wanted to be rid of them to be with her lover. Blondell's son, Niall, has recanted his testimony and demolished the case in the process. Reporter Nikki Gillette is determined to get the true story, and not just for professional reasons.
Zebra/Kensington * 9781420118544

THREE SOULS by Janie Chang (Historical Fiction)
Paperback Original
We have three souls, or so I'd been told. But only in death could I confirm this.... So begins the haunting and captivating tale, set in 1935 China, of the ghost of a young woman named Leiyin, who watches her own funeral from above and wonders why she is being denied entry to the afterlife. Beside her are three souls --- stern and scholarly yang; impulsive, romantic yin; and wise, shining hun --- who will guide her toward understanding. She must, they tell her, make amends.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062293190

TRAGIC by Robert K. Tanenbaum (Thriller)
A villainous union leader is willing to go to whatever lengths necessary to protect his corrupt longshoremen’s union. When a whistleblower tries to clean up the system, the leader sees his way of life threatened by this bold newcomer. He orders an open hit contract to kill the man, which is carried out by three of his underlings. Soon the law picks up on the trail, and Marlene Ciampi and Butch Karp team up to expose the man for the fraud and murderer that he is before the body count increases.
Pocket Books * 9781451635560

From the jazz clubs of Manhattan to the villages of Sri Lanka, Kristopher Jansma’s narrator will be inspired and haunted by the success of his greatest friend and rival in writing, Julian McGann, and endlessly enamored with Julian’s friend, Evelyn, the green-eyed girl who got away. After the trio has a disastrous falling out, desperate to tell the truth in his writing and to figure out who he really is, Jansma’s narrator finds himself caught in a never-ending web of lies.
Penguin Books * 9780143125020

WATCHING THE DARK: An Inspector Banks Novel by Peter Robinson (Mystery/Thriller)
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague, DI Annie Cabbot, become entangled in a complex case involving corruption, a dead cop, and a missing girl that leads them across the Channel and down a dark trail to find the truth.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062283979

Rosemary Cooke was not yet six when her sister, Fern, was removed. Over the years, she has managed to block a lot of memories. With some guile, she guides us through the darkness, penetrating secrets and unearthing memories, leading us deeper into the mystery she has dangled before us from the start. Stripping off the protective masks that have hidden truths too painful to acknowledge, in the end, “Rosemary” truly is for remembrance.
Plume * 9780142180822

WISE MEN by Stuart Nadler (Fiction)
During the summer of 1952, attorney Arthur Wise’s teenage son, Hilly, makes friends with a black man named Lem Dawson. When Hilly finds himself falling for Lem's niece, Savannah, his affection for her collides with his father's dark secrets. Years later, Hilly sets out to find Savannah, in an attempt to right the wrongs he helped set in motion. But can his guilt, and his good intentions, overcome the forces of history, family and identity?
Back Bay Books * 9780316126496
On Sale the Week of March 3rd in Hardcover

March 3rd

THE SPLENDID THINGS WE PLANNED: A Family Portrait by Blake Bailey (Memoir)
Blake Bailey is a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. THE SPLENDID THINGS WE PLANNED is his darkly funny account of growing up in the shadow of an erratic and increasingly dangerous brother, an exhilarating and sometimes harrowing story that culminates in one unforgettable Christmas.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393239577

March 4th

ABOVE by Isla Morley (Psychological Suspense/Dystopian)
A teenager named Blythe is abducted and locked away in an abandoned missile silo by a survivalist who believes he is saving her from the impending destruction of the world. Blythe focuses on finding a way to escape until she discovers that she also has to deal with crushing loneliness, the terrifying madness of her captor, and the persistent temptation to give up. Nothing, however, prepares her for the burden of having to raise a child in confinement.
Gallery Books * 9781476731520

ALL OUR NAMES by Dinaw Mengestu (Fiction)
ALL OUR NAMES is the story of two young men who come of age during an African revolution, drawn from the safe confines of the university campus into the intensifying clamor of the streets outside. But as the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, the friends are driven apart --- one into the deepest peril, as the movement gathers inexorable force, and the other into the safety of exile in the American Midwest.
Knopf * 9780385349987

AMERICAN SAINT: The Life of Elizabeth Seton by Joan Barthel (Biography)
In this riveting biography of Elizabeth Seton, critically acclaimed and bestselling author Joan Barthel tells the mesmerizing story of a woman whose life featured wealth and poverty, passion and sorrow, love and loss. Elizabeth resisted male clerical control of her religious order, as nuns are doing today, and the publication of her story could not be more timely.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9780312571627

ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival by Peter Stark (History)
ASTORIA is the true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition, an epic, now forgotten, three-year journey to forge an American empire on the Pacific Coast. Peter Stark offers a harrowing saga in which a band of explorers battled nature, starvation and madness to establish the first American settlement in the Pacific Northwest and opened up what would become the Oregon trail, permanently altering the nation's landscape and its global standing.
Ecco * 9780062218292

THE BLACK-EYED BLONDE: A Philip Marlowe Novel by Benjamin Black (Mystery)
It is the early 1950s, Philip Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. In walks a beautiful young woman who wants Marlowe to find her former lover, Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson’s disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City’s richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805098143

BLACK HORIZON: A Jack Swyteck Novel by James Grippando (Legal Thriller)
Three summers after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, oil is again spewing into the ocean --- from a drilling explosion in Cuban waters 60 miles off the Florida Keys. Representing an American woman whose Cuban husband was killed on the rig, criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck discovers that his incendiary case may be lethally connected to his new wife Andi's undercover assignment for the FBI.
Harper * 9780062109880

BLACK MOON by Kenneth Calhoun (Dystopian Fiction)
Somehow the world has stopped sleeping. Words are slurred, eyes are red-rimmed, and people are starting to lose their grip. Matt Biggs, however, is one of the few who can still sleep. His marriage is now at a crossroads: Carolyn has succumbed to the sleeplessness, gone mad and run away. Desperate to find his wife, save his marriage and preserve his sanity, he ventures out into the bizarre new world in which he lives.
Hogarth * 9780804137140

BONE DEEP: A Doc Ford Novel by Randy Wayne White (Thriller/Adventure)
When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson’s asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along --- but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what they’ve let themselves in for. Their search takes them to Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things: a ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158131

THE BOOTLEGGER: An Isaac Bell Adventure by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott (Historical Thriller/Adventure)
When Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong friend, Joseph Van Dorn, is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers. When a witness to Van Dorn’s shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs intent on overthrowing the government of the United States.
Putnam Adult * 9780399167294

BROOKS: The Biography of Brooks Robinson by Doug Wilson (Sports/Biography)
Doug Wilson returns to baseball’s Golden Age to detail the birth of a new franchise through the man who came to symbolize it as one of baseball’s most beloved players. Through numerous interviews with people from every part of the legendary player's life, Wilson reveals never-before-reported information to illuminate Brooks Robinson's remarkable skill and warm personality.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250033048

A CIRCLE OF WIVES by Alice LaPlante (Psychological Thriller)
When Dr. John Taylor is found dead in a hotel room in his hometown, the local police find enough incriminating evidence to suspect foul play. Detective Samantha Adams is innocently thrown into a high-profile murder case that is more intricately intertwined than she ever could imagine. It turns out that Dr. Taylor was married to three very different women in three separate cities. And when these three unsuspecting ladies show up at his funeral, suspicions run high.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802122346

CITY OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT: A Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen (Historical Mystery)
Molly and Daniel Sullivan are settling happily into the new routines of parenthood, but their domestic bliss is shattered the night a gang retaliates against Daniel for making a big arrest. Daniel wants his family safely out of New York City as soon as possible, so Molly agrees to take their young son, Liam, on the long journey to Paris to stay with her friends. But upon arriving in the City of Lights, nothing goes as planned.
Minotaur Books * 9781250011664

CLEVER GIRL by Tessa Hadley (Fiction)
CLEVER GIRL is a powerful exploration of family relationships and class in modern life, witnessed through the experiences of an Englishwoman named Stella. Unfolding in a series of snapshots, Tessa Hadley's involving and moving novel follows Stella from childhood, growing up with her single mother in a Bristol bedsit, into the murky waters of middle age.
Harper * 9780062270399

THE DISAPPEARED by Kristina Ohlsson (Thriller)
Missing student Rebecca Trolle is found carved up and buried in a forest glade in a Stockholm suburb. While Fredrika Bergman and her team try to find out why Rebecca met such a violent demise, more bodies are found in the same area. Fredrika is inevitably drawn into the case, but it becomes much more complicated when her lover’s name is mentioned in the investigation.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476734002

THE ENCHANTED by Rene Denfeld (Fiction)
A death row inmate finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him, weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes and the world he inhabits. Two outsiders venture to this ancient stone prison: a fallen priest and the Lady, an investigator who searches for buried information from prisoners’ pasts that can save those soon-to-be-executed. Digging into the background of a killer named York, she uncovers wrenching truths that challenge familiar notions of victim and criminal.
Harper * 9780062285508

GEMINI by Carol Cassella (Mystery)
When an unidentified Jane Doe, the victim of a hit-and-run, arrives in Dr. Charlotte Reese’s intensive care unit, she brings with her mysteries --- both medical and personal. As Charlotte cares for Jane, she becomes increasingly caught up in the questions of her patient’s identity and what led to her accident. When Charlotte’s search for answers reveals links between Charlotte and her patient, the repercussions will forever change her life and her understanding of what love can make possible.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451627930

HIS OWNSELF: A Semi-Memoir by Dan Jenkins (Sports/Memoir)
In HIS OWNSELF, we follow Dan Jenkins from his youth in Texas, where being a sports fan meant understanding a lot about religion, heroes and drinking; to his first job at the Fort Worth Press; to the glory days of Sports Illustrated. From his friendship and the rounds played with Ben Hogan, to the stories swapped with New York’s elite, Jenkins lets loose on his experiences in journalism, sports and showbiz.
Doubleday * 9780385532259

A KING'S RANSOM by Sharon Kay Penman (Historical Fiction)
This long-anticipated sequel to LIONHEART is a vivid and heart-wrenching story of the last event-filled years in the life of Richard, Coeur de Lion. Taken captive by the Holy Roman Emperor while en route home, he was to spend 15 months imprisoned, while Eleanor of Aquitaine moved heaven and earth to raise the exorbitant ransom. For the five years remaining to him, betrayals, intrigues, wars and illness were ever present.
A Marian Wood Book/Putnam * 9780399159220

THE LIE by Hesh Kestin (Thriller)
Dahlia Barr is a brash and successful Israeli attorney whose life’s work is defending Palestinians accused of terrorism. One horrible day, Dahlia’s son Ari, a lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces, is kidnapped by Hezbollah and whisked over the border to Lebanon. As fate would have it, the one man who may hold the key to Ari’s rescue is an Arab currently locked in a cell in police headquarters --- and he’s not talking.
Scribner * 9781476740096

THE MAN WHO WALKED AWAY by Maud Casey (Historical Fiction)
In a trance-like state, Albert walks all over Europe. He is chased out of towns and villages, ridiculed and imprisoned. When the reverie of his walking ends, he’s left wondering where he is, with no memory of how he got there. THE MAN WHO WALKED AWAY imagines Albert’s wanderings and the anguish that caused him to seek treatment with a doctor who would create a diagnosis for him, a narrative for his pain.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620403112

MISTER OWITA'S GUIDE TO GARDENING: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart by Carol Wall (Memoir)
One day, Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, notices a dark-skinned African man tending her neighbor’s yard. Before long, Giles Owita is transforming not only Carol’s yard, but her life. Though they are seemingly quite different, a caring bond grows between them. But they both hold long-buried secrets that, when revealed, will cement their friendship forever.
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam * 9780399157981

MOUNT TERMINUS by David Grand (Fiction)
After their mother's probable suicide, sisters Olivia and Jazz take steps to move on with their lives. Jazz, logical and forward-thinking, decides to get a new job, but spirited, strong-willed Olivia --- who can see sounds, taste words and smell sights --- is determined to travel to the remote setting of their mother's unfinished novel to lay her spirit properly to rest.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374280888

MURDER IN PIGALLE by Cara Black (Mystery)
A serial rapist has been terrorizing Paris's Pigalle neighborhood, following teenage girls home and attacking them in their own houses. It is sad and frightening but has nothing to do with Private Investigator Aimée Leduc --- until Zazie, the 13-year-old daughter of the proprietor of Aimée's favorite café, disappears. The police aren't mobilizing quickly enough, and when Zazie's desperate parents approach Aimée for help, she knows she can’t say no even if she wanted to.
Soho Crime * 9781616952846

When the Internet suddenly stops working, society reels from the loss of flowing data and streaming entertainment. For Gladstone, the Net’s disappearance comes particularly hard, following the loss of his wife, leaving his flask of Jamesons and grandfather’s fedora as the only comforts in his Brooklyn apartment. But there are rumors that someone in New York is still online. With the help of his friends, Gladstone sets off to find the Internet. But is he the right man to save humanity from this Apocalypse?
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250045027

THE PLAYER: A Carter Ross Mystery by Brad Parks (Mystery)
When he hears residents of a Newark neighborhood are getting sick and even dying from a strange disease, investigative reporter Carter Ross dives into the story --- so deep he comes down with the illness himself. With even more motivation to track down the source of the disease, Carter soon hits upon a nearby construction site. But when the project’s developer is found dead, and his mob ties surface, Carter knows he’s looking at a story much bigger than an environmental hazard.
Minotaur Books * 9781250044082

PRECIOUS THING by Colette McBeth (Mystery)
When Rachel and Clara met in high school, they instantly fell under one another’s spell. Now in their late 20s, Rachel has a television career, an apartment and a boyfriend, while Clara’s life is spiraling further out of control. Yet despite everything, they remain inextricably bound. Then Rachel’s news editor assigns her to cover a police press conference, and she is shocked when she arrives to learn that the subject is Clara, who has been reported missing. Is it abduction, suicide --- or something else altogether?
Minotaur Books * 9781250041197

REDEPLOYMENT by Phil Klay (Fiction/Short Stories)
Phil Klay's REDEPLOYMENT takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.
The Penguin Press * 9781594204999

THE RISE: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery by Sarah Lewis (Psychology)
Many of our most iconic, creative endeavors are not achievements but conversions, corrections after failed attempts. The gift of failure is a riddle. Like the number zero, it will always be both a void and the start of infinite possibility. THE RISE --- a soulful celebration of the determination and courage of the human spirit --- makes the case that many of our greatest triumphs come from understanding the importance of this mystery.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451629231

THE SCARLET SISTERS: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age by Myra MacPherson (Biography)
Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Clafli were two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics and business threatened the white male power structure of the 19th century and shocked the world. Here award-winning author Myra MacPherson deconstructs and lays bare the manners and mores of Victorian America, remarkably illuminating the struggle for equality that women are still fighting today.
Twelve * 9780446570237

THREE BROTHERS by Peter Ackroyd (Historical Fiction)
THREE BROTHERS follows the fortunes of Harry, Daniel and Sam Hanway, a trio of brothers born on a postwar council estate in Camden Town. Marked from the start by curious coincidence, each boy is forced to make his own way in the world --- a world of dodgy deals and big business, of criminal gangs and crooked landlords, of newspaper magnates, backbiters and petty thieves.
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday * 9780385538619

TROUBLE IN MIND: The Collected Stories, Volume 3 by Jeffery Deaver (Thriller/Short Stories)
A devoted housekeeper embarks on a quest to find the truth behind her employer's murder. A washed-up Hollywood actor gets one last, high-stakes chance to revive his career. A man makes an impulsive visit to his hometown and learns more about his past than he bargained for. These are among the 12 electrifying tales in Jeffery Deaver's new collection of stories. Plus, Lincoln Rhyme, Kathryn Dance and John Pellam return in stories now in print for the first time.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455526796

WORDS OF RADIANCE: Book Two of The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
Brandon Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive sequence began in 2010 with the New York Times bestseller THE WAY OF KINGS. Now, the eagerly anticipated WORDS OF RADIANCE continues the epic story and answers many of your questions.

Tor Books * 9780765326362

March 6th

BOY, SNOW, BIRD by Helen Oyeyemi (Historical Fiction)
In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman. Elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out when the birth of Boy’s dark-skinned daughter, Bird, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594631399

THE OGALLALA ROAD: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning by Julene Bair (Memoir)
Julene Bair has inherited part of a farming empire and fallen in love with a rancher from Kansas’s beautiful Smoky Valley. Part of her legacy is a share of the ecological harm the Bair Farm has done: each growing season her family pumps over 200 million gallons out of the Ogallala aquifer. The rapidly disappearing aquifer is the sole source of water on the vast western plains, and her family’s role in its depletion haunts her.
Viking Adult * 9780670786046

SAVAGE GIRL by Jean Zimmerman (Historical Fiction)
Jean Zimmerman’s new novel tells of the dramatic events that transpire when an alluring, blazingly smart 18-year-old girl named Bronwyn, reputedly raised by wolves in the wilds of Nevada, is adopted in 1875 by the Delegates, an outlandishly wealthy Manhattan couple, and taken back East to be civilized and introduced into high society.
Viking Adult * 9780670014859
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March 4th

AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Fiction)
Ifemelu is a young Nigerian woman who has left her country’s military dictatorship to pursue her studies in the United States. There, she starts a popular blog known for its snarky but insightful posts about the experiences of “Non-American Blacks” in America. Now she has decided to return to Nigeria, where Obinze, the boyfriend she left behind, has become a wealthy property magnate.
Anchor * 9780307455925

BEAUTIFUL DAY by Elin Hilderbrand (Fiction)
The Carmichaels and the Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride's late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter's future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event --- but in reality, things are far from perfect.
Back Bay Books * 9780316099769

BREAKING POINT: A Joe Pickett Novel by C.J. Box (Thriller)
Butch Roberson, a hardworking, upright local business owner, is accused of murdering two EPA employees. As the manhunt organized itself, Joe heard about the tract of land Butch and his wife had bought to build their retirement home on, until the EPA declared it a wetland. It was an awful story. But was it the whole story? The more Joe looks into it, the more he finds himself in the middle of a war he never expected and never wanted.
Berkley * 9780425264607

THE BROKEN PLACES: A Quinn Colson Novel by Ace Atkins (Thriller)
Convicted murderer Jamey Dixon comes back to Jericho preaching redemption, but for the victim’s family, the only thought is revenge. The men in prison from Dixon’s last job, an armored car robbery, also don’t believe him; they break out and head straight to Jericho. Quinn Colson and his deputy, Lillie, know they have their work cut out for them, but they don’t count on a tornado that causes havoc just as events come to a head.
Berkley Trade * 9780425267752

THE COOKED SEED: A Memoir by Anchee Min (Memoir)
In 1994, Anchee Min made her literary debut with RED AZALEA, a memoir of growing up in China during the violent trauma of the Cultural Revolution. Twenty years later, Min returns to the story of her own life to give us the next chapter --- an immigrant story that takes her from the shocking deprivations of her homeland to the sudden bounty of the promised land of America, without language, money, or a clear path.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781608194230

DON'T GO by Lisa Scottoline (Fiction)
When Dr. Mike Scanlon is called to serve as an army doctor in Afghanistan, he’s acutely aware of the dangers he’ll face and the hardships it will cause his wife Chloe and newborn baby. However, in an ironic turn of events, Chloe dies in an apparent household accident. A devastated Mike returns home to bury his wife, only to learn a shocking secret that sends him into a downward spiral.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250010087

THE FAME THIEF: A Junior Bender Mystery by Timothy Hallinan (Mystery)
Few people can say no to 93-year-old Irwin Dressler, Hollywood’s scariest mob boss-turned-movie king. Dressler wants LA burglar Junior Bender to solve a “crime” committed over 60 years ago, when his friend Dolores La Marr’s career was destroyed over some controversial photos of her at a Las Vegas party. What Junior finds as he starts digging is that some vendettas never die --- they only get more dangerous.
Soho Crime * 9781616952822

FLORA by Gail Godwin (Historical Fiction)
Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II. Helen is desperate to keep her house intact with all its ghosts and stories. Flora, her late mother's 22-year old first cousin, is ardently determined to do her best for Helen. Their relationship and its fallout will haunt Helen for the rest of her life.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620401224

HELSINKI BLOOD: An Inspector Vaara Novel by James Thompson (Thriller)
Kari Vaara is recovering from the physical and emotional toll of solving the Lisbet Söderlund case when he’s approached with a plea: an Estonian woman begs him to find her daughter, Loviise, a young woman with Down syndrome who was promised work and a better life in Finland, and has since disappeared. As Kari works this new case, a past one comes back to haunt him when powerful enemies return to settle unfinished business.
Berkley Trade * 9780425264614

Mohsin Hamid’s third novel follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along.
Riverhead Trade * 9781594632334

I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN: A Memoir by Jackie Hance and Janice Kaplan (Memoir)
Until the horrific car accident on New York State’s Taconic Parkway that took the lives of her three beloved young daughters, Jackie Hance was an ordinary Long Island mom, fulfilled by the joyful chaos of a busy household. After the tragedy, she was “The Taconic Mom,” whose unimaginable loss embodied every parent’s worst nightmare. I’LL SEE YOU AGAIN chronicles the day Jackie received the traumatizing phone call that defied all understanding, and the numbed and torturous events that followed.
Gallery Books * 9781476758008

LADY AT THE O.K. CORRAL: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp by Ann Kirschner (Biography)
For nearly 50 years, she lived with the most famous lawman of the Old West. Yet Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp has nearly been erased from Western lore. In this definitive biography, Ann Kirschner brings Josephine out of the shadows of history to tell her full story --- a spirited tale of ambition, adventure, self-invention and romance reflective of America itself, from the post–Civil War years to World War II.
Harper Perennial * 9780061864513

LOST by S.J. Bolton (Thriller)
Like everyone reading the newspapers these days, 10-year-old Barney Roberts knows the killer will strike again soon. There will be no warning about who will be next. There will be no real reason for Barney’s friend and neighbor, Lacey Flint, to become involved…and no chance that she can stay away. With the clock ticking, the violence escalating, and young lives at stake, Lacey and Barney both know they can’t afford a single wrong step if they hope to make it through alive.
Minotaur Books * 9781250042231

MARGARET FULLER: A New American Life by Megan Marshall (Biography)
From an early age, Margaret Fuller provoked and dazzled New England’s intellectual elite. Her famous Conversations changed women’s sense of how they could think and live; her editorship of the Transcendentalist literary journal The Dial shaped American Romanticism. Megan Marshall tells the story of how Fuller, who was tired of Boston, accepted Horace Greeley’s offer to be the New-York Tribune’s front-page columnist.
Mariner Books * 9780544245617

OLEANDER GIRL by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (Fiction)
Orphaned at birth, 17-year-old Korobi Roy has been troubled by the silence that surrounds her parents’ deaths. She dreams of one day finding a love as powerful as her parents’, and it seems her wish has come true when she meets the charming Rajat, the only son of a high-profile family. But shortly after their engagement, a heart attack kills Korobi’s grandfather, revealing serious financial problems and a devastating secret about Korobi's past.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451695687

ORDINARY GRACE by William Kent Krueger (Historical Mystery)
For 13-year-old Frank Drum, 1961 was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. When tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family --- which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother --- he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years.
Atria Books * 9781451645859

RED CELL by Mark Henshaw (Thriller/Adventure)
The CIA Red Cell is a real “devil’s advocate” analysis unit created on September 13, 2001 by then CIA Director George Tenet to “tell me what no one else is telling me.” Mark Henshaw is a CIA analyst and based his debut novel on Tenet’s red cell premise. RED CELL follows two CIA outcasts brought together to stop a secret Chinese weapon that threatens to provoke a world war.
Touchstone * 9781476774572

ROBERT B. PARKER'S WONDERLAND: A Spenser Novel by Ace Atkins (Mystery)
A heavy-handed developer is trying to buy up Henry Cimoli's condo on Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice find a trail leading to a mysterious and beautiful woman, and plans to turn to a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. Bitter rivals emerge, alliances turn, and the uglier pieces of the Boston political machine look to put an end to Spenser's investigation.
Berkley * 9780425270660

THE STRIKER: An Isaac Bell Adventure by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott (Historical Thriller/Adventure)
It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think that something else is going on. Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known.
Berkley * 9780425264683

TELLING THE BEES by Peggy Hesketh (Fiction)
Albert Honig’s most constant companions have always been his bees. Deeply acquainted with the workings of the hives, Albert is less versed in the ways of people, especially his friend Claire, whose presence and absence in his life have never been reconciled. When Claire is killed in a seemingly senseless accident during a burglary gone wrong, Albert is haunted by the loss, and by the secrets and silence that hovered between them for so long.
Berkley Trade * 9780425264881

THANKLESS IN DEATH by J. D. Robb (Thriller)
The Reinholds lie in their home stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned by the evidence that they were murdered by their own son, Jerry. With the money he’s stolen from his parents and a long list of grievances, he intends to finally make his mark on the world. Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her team already know the who, how and why of this murder. What they need to pinpoint is where Jerry is going to strike next.
Berkley * 9780515154139

TWO SISTERS by Mary Hogan (Fiction)
Paperback Original
With her fourth-floor walk-up apartment and entry-level New York City job, Muriel Sullivant knows she never will measure up to beautiful sister Pia and her wealthy husband, their daughter, and their suburban Connecticut dream home. But then one day, Pia shows up to visit and shares devastating news that Muriel knows she cannot tell --- a secret that will force her to come to terms with the past and help her see her life and her family in unexpected new ways.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062279934

UNTIL I SAY GOOD-BYE: My Year of Living with Joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel with Bret Witter (Memoir)
Susan Spencer-Wendel’s UNTIL I SAY GOOD-BYE is a moving and inspirational memoir by a woman who makes the most of her final days after discovering she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Co-written with Bret Witter, the book is Spencer-Wendel’s account of living a full life with humor, courage and love, but also accepting death with grace and dignity.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062241474

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler (Historical Fiction)
Before F. Scott Fitzgerald was a literary darling, he was a young WWI army lieutenant who fell hard for a spirited Southern belle named Zelda Sayre. The life he and Zelda would lead together in New York, Long Island, Paris, Hollywood, and on the French Riviera made them legends even in their own time. Set amidst the glamour of the Jazz Age and The Lost Generation’s vivid world abroad, Z brings Zelda and Scott’s romantic, tumultuous, extraordinary journey to life.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250028662

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