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March 11, 2014

March 11, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of March 10th and March 17th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of March 10th in Hardcover

March 10th

BLOOD WILL OUT: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade by Walter Kirn (True Crime/Memoir)
In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn set out to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from his home in Montana to the New York apartment of Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector who had adopted the dog over the Internet. Thus began a 15-year relationship that drew Kirn deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who ultimately would be unmasked as a brazen serial impostor, child kidnapper and brutal murderer.
Liveright * 9780871404510

March 11th

THE ACCIDENT by Chris Pavone (Thriller)
Literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript that contains explosive revelations about powerful people. Veteran CIA operative Hayden Gray, determined that this sweeping story be buried, is suddenly staring down the barrel of a gun. And the author himself is hiding in a shadowy expat life while always looking over his shoulder. Over the course of one long day, these lives collide as the book begins its dangerous march toward publication.
Crown * 9780385348454

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR by Jeffrey Archer (Historical Fiction)
The latest volume in Jeffrey Archer’s The Clifton Chronicles opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to the hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR follows the dazzling tale of the Clifton family's love, loss, betrayal and ambition into the 1960s.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250034489

THE BLAZING WORLD by Siri Hustvedt (Fiction)
After years of watching her work ignored or dismissed by critics, artist Harriet Burden conducts an experiment she calls Maskings: she presents her own art behind three male masks, concealing her female identity. When Burden finally steps forward triumphantly to reveal herself as the artist behind the exhibitions, there are critics who doubt her. The public scandal turns on the final exhibition, initially shown as the work of acclaimed artist Rune, who denies Burden’s role in its creation.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476747231

BUSTED: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker (True Crime)
BUSTED is the shocking true story of the biggest police corruption scandal in Philadelphia history --- a tale of drugs, power and abuse involving a rogue narcotics squad, a confidential informant, and two veteran journalists whose reporting drove a full-scale FBI probe, rocked the City of Brotherly Love, and earned a Pulitzer Prize.
Harper * 9780062085443

CATHEDRAL OF THE WILD: An African Journey Home by Boyd Varty (Memoir)
Boyd Varty grew up on Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. But it wasn’t just a sanctuary for animals; it was also a place for ravaged land to flourish again and for the human spirit to be restored. When Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years of imprisonment, he came to the reserve to recover. CATHEDRAL OF THE WILD is Varty’s memoir of his life in this exquisite and vast refuge.
Random House * 9781400069859

DYING EVERY DAY: Seneca at the Court of Nero by James Romm
DYING EVERY DAY is a portrait of Seneca’s moral struggle in the midst of madness and excess. In his treatises, Seneca preached a rigorous ethical creed, exalting heroes who defied danger to do what was right or embrace a noble death. As Nero’s adviser, Seneca was presented with a more complex set of choices, as the only man capable of summoning the better aspect of Nero’s nature, yet remaining at Nero’s side and colluding in the evil regime he created.
Knopf * 9780307596871

ENCOUNTERS AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn
ENCOUNTERS AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe. Elizabeth A. Fenn retrieves their history by piecing together important new discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, geology, climatology, epidemiology and nutritional science, offering us a new perspective on early American history, a new interpretation of the American past.
Hill and Wang * 9780809042395

THE HEAVEN OF ANIMALS: Stories by David James Poissant (Fiction/Short Stories)
In each of the stories in his debut, award-winning writer David James Poissant explores the tenuous bonds of family --- fathers and sons, husbands and wives --- as they are tested by the sometimes brutal power of love. His strikingly true-to-life characters have reached a precipice, chased there by troubles of their own making. Standing at the brink, each must make a choice: Leap, or look away?
Simon & Schuster * 9781476729961

THE HOTEL ON PLACE VENDOME: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris by Tilar J. Mazzeo (History)
When France fell to the Germans in June 1940, the legendary Hôtel Ritz on the Place Vendôme --- an icon of Paris frequented by film stars and celebrity writers, American heiresses and risqué flappers, playboys and princes --- was the only luxury hotel of its kind allowed in the occupied city by order of Adolf Hitler. Tilar J. Mazzeo traces the history of this cultural landmark from its opening in Fin-de-Siècle Paris.
Harper * 9780061791086

HOUSE OF OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE: Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address by Michael Gross (History)
America’s foremost chronicler of the upper crust, journalist and bestselling author Michael Gross, turns his gimlet eye on the new-money wonderland that’s sprung up on the southwest rim of Central Park. Gross creates a dishy exposé of today’s wealthiest and most famous --- recounting the record-setting building’s inspired genesis, costly construction, and the flashy international lifestyle it has brought to a once benighted and socially déclassé Manhattan neighborhood.
Atria Books * 9781451666199

(Bible Studies/History)
Combining the fascinating insights of historical Jesus studies with profound spiritual reflections about the Christ of faith, Father James Martin, SJ, recreates the world of first-century Galilee and Judea to usher us into Jesus' life and times and reveal how Jesus speaks to us today. JESUS: A PILGRIMAGE is an invitation to know Jesus as Father Martin knows him: Messiah and Savior, as well as friend and brother.
HarperOne * 9780062024237

THE LOST SISTERHOOD by Anne Fortier (Historical Fiction)
Following on the success of her bestselling debut, JULIET, Anne Fortier has written a thrilling new historical novel that will forever alter our idea of one of mankind's greatest myths --- the Amazons --- by telling a brilliantly entwined story about a band of women who lived very long ago, and a young modern-day scholar who thinks they might not be such a myth after all.
Ballantine Books * 9780345536228

MENTATS OF DUNE by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (Science Fiction)
Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics. Mother Superior Raquella attempts to rebuild her Sisterhood School with her most talented and ambitious student, Valya Harkonnen, who also has another goal --- to exact revenge on Vorian Atreides, the legendary hero of the Jihad, whom she blames for her family’s downfall.
Tor Books * 9780765322746

MISSION AT NUREMBERG: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis by Tim Townsend (History)
As an Army chaplain during World War II, Lutheran minister Henry Gerecke tended to the battered bodies and souls of wounded and dying GIs outside London. At the war’s end, Gerecke was recruited for the most difficult engagement of his life: ministering to the 21 Nazi leaders awaiting trial at Nuremburg. MISSION AT NUREMBERG takes us inside the Nuremburg Palace of Justice, into the cells of the accused, and the courtroom where they faced their crimes.
William Morrow * 9780061997198

POWER PLAY by Danielle Steel (Fiction)
In Northern California, two successful CEOs are both indispensable to their growing companies' futures. Both are brilliant at the power game, but one is a man and the other a woman. In POWER PLAY, Danielle Steel explores what that means as she takes readers into the rarefied world of those at the pinnacle of international business and reveals the irrevocable choices they make, what drives them, and how others perceive them.
Delacorte Press * 9780345530912

THE SETUP MAN by T. T. Monday (Mystery)
Johnny Adcock is an aging Major League pitcher with the perfect retirement plan --- he moonlights as a private investigator. On the team bus after a game, teammate Frankie Herrera confides in Adcock that he has a “problem with his wife.” What sounds like the standard story of a pro athlete’s marriage gone sour quickly turns into the most dangerous case of Adcock’s second career when Frankie is killed in a car accident, leaving far too many questions unanswered.
Doubleday * 9780385538459

SHOTGUN LOVESONGS by Nickolas Butler (Fiction)
Hank, Leland, Kip and Ronny were all born and raised in the same Wisconsin town --- Little Wing --- and are now coming into their own (or not) as husbands and fathers. Seamlessly woven into their patchwork is Beth, whose presence among them --- both then and now --- fuels the kind of passion one comes to expect of lovesongs and rivalries. Now all four are home, in hopes of finding what could be real purchase in the world.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250039811

STONE COLD: A Joe Pickett Novel by C. J. Box (Mystery/Thriller)
Everything about the man is a mystery: the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits, the women who live with him, and especially the persistent rumors that his wealth comes from killing people. Joe Pickett, still officially a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out what the truth is, but he discovers a lot more than he’d bargained for.
Putnam Adult * 9780399160769

THE TRIDENT DECEPTION by Rick Campbell (Thriller/Adventure)
Rogue elements within the Mossad have learned that Iran has developed its first nuclear weapon and, in 10 days, will detonate it --- and the target is Israel. The suspected weapon complex is too far underground for conventional weapons to harm it, and the only choice is a pre-emptive nuclear strike. With limited time, this rogue group initiates a long-planned operation called the Trident Deception. They’ll transmit false orders and use a U.S. nuclear submarine to launch the attack.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250039019

WATCHING YOU by Michael Robotham (Psychological Thriller)
Marnie Logan’s husband Daniel has inexplicably vanished, and the police have no leads in the case. Without proof of death or evidence of foul play, she can't access his bank accounts or life insurance. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin. It appears that a cold-blooded killer is eliminating the people in Marnie's life, and now that O'Loughlin is a part of it, he is next in line.
Mulholland Books * 9780316252003

THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD by Laura McHugh (Mystery/Thriller)
Lucy Dane is haunted by the murder of her friend, Cheri, along with the disappearance of her mother who she never knew. With the help of a local boy, Daniel, she sets out to uncover the mystery behind Cheri’s death. What Lucy discovers is a secret that pervades the secluded Missouri hills, and beyond that horrific revelation is a more personal one concerning what happened to her mother more than a decade earlier.
Spiegel & Grau * 9780812995206

March 13th

RULES FOR BECOMING A LEGEND by Timothy S. Lane (Fiction)
Jimmy “Kamikaze” Kirkus is a basketball star, destined for a legendary future in the NBA. But he soon confronts the “Kirkus curse” when tragedies begin to emerge. Not even basketball can save him from his family’s sorrow-filled past. His eventual defeat on the court echoes another disastrous legacy: Jimmy’s father was forced to give up his dream for a life defined by the curse of his name. Can Jimmy find a way to end this cycle of tragedy?
Viking Adult * 9780670014880

THE VISITORS by Patrick O'Keeffe (Fiction)
James Dwyer was born in rural county Limerick before moving to Dublin as a teenager and ultimately settling in Ann Arbor. One night, James’s past appears in the form of a down-and-out man named Walter, who issues an invitation for James to come to upstate New York to visit his old childhood neighbor, Kevin Lyons. Although neither James nor Kevin particularly cares for each other, there’s no denying their complicated past. Kevin and James’s sister, Tess, were lovers while James fell hard for Kevin’s sister, Una.
Viking Adult * 9780670024636
On Sale the Week of March 10th in Paperback

March 11th

BLOOD AND BEAUTY: The Borgias by Sarah Dunant (Historical Fiction)
By the end of the 15th century, the beauty and creativity of Italy is matched by its brutality and corruption, nowhere more than in Rome and inside the Church. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy as Alexander VI, he is defined by his blood: He is a Spanish Pope in a city run by Italians. If the Borgias are to triumph, this charismatic, consummate politician must use papacy and family --- in particular, his eldest son, Cesare, and his daughter Lucrezia --- in order to succeed.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812981612

CLASS A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere by Lucas Mann (Memoir/Sports)
Along the Mississippi River, in a Depression-era stadium, young prospects from all over the world compete for a chance to move up through the baseball ranks to the major leagues. Award-winning essayist Lucas Mann turns his eye on the players, the coaches, the fans, the radio announcer, the town, and finally on himself, a young man raised on baseball, driven to know what still draws him to the stadium.
Vintage * 9780307949752

DAMAGE CONTROL: Stories by Amber Dermont (Fiction/Short Stories)
DAMAGE CONTROL displays Amber Dermont's remarkable gift for portraying characters at crossroads. In “Damage Control,” a young man works at an etiquette school while his girlfriend is indicted for embezzlement. A widow rents herself to elderly women and vacations with them as a “professional grandchild” in “Stella at the Winter Palace.” And in “The Language of Martyrs,” a couple houses a mail-order bride on behalf of the husband’s Russian mother.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250042743

THE DEMONOLOGIST by Andrew Pyper (Thriller/Horror)
Professor David Ullman doesn’t believe in demons, though his extensive knowledge of the literature of the demonic --- especially Milton’s PARADISE LOST --- has won him wide acclaim. When he is lured to Venice on a mysterious journey, he loses his 12-year-old daughter to an ancient evil that will force him to come face to face with all he knows about the underworld and the faith required to defeat it.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451697421

(Supernatural Thriller)
Paperback Original
It has been 20 years since Philip McBride's body was found along the riverbank in the dark woods known as Happy Hollow. His death was ruled a suicide. But three people have carried the truth ever since --- Philip didn't kill himself that day. He was murdered. Each of them have wilted in the shadow of their sins. Yet what cannot be laid to rest is bound to rise again. These three will be drawn together for a final confrontation between life and death, between truth and lies.
Thomas Nelson * 9781401688226

A DUAL INHERITANCE by Joanna Hershon (Fiction)
In 1962, two students meet one evening during their senior year at Harvard --- Ed, a Jewish kid on scholarship, and Hugh, a Boston Brahmin with the world at his feet. Ed is ambitious and girl-crazy, while Hugh pines for the one girl he's ever loved. An immediate, intense friendship is sparked that night between these two opposites, which ends just as abruptly, several years later, although only one of them understands why.
Ballantine Books * 9780345468482

ELEVEN DAYS by Lea Carpenter (Fiction)
When the story opens on May 11, 2011, Sara’s son, Jason, has been missing for nine days from a Special Operations Forces mission on the same night as the Bin Laden raid. Through letters Jason writes home from his training and early missions, we get a picture of a strong, compassionate leader. His exceptional abilities will give him the chance to participate in a wholly different level of assignment, the most important and dangerous of his career. At the end, Sara will find herself on an unexpected journey full of surprises.
Vintage * 9780307951038

FINDING MOOSEWOOD, FINDING GOD: What Happened When a TV Newsman Abandoned His Career for Life on an Island by Jack Perkins
For 25 years, millions of Americans watched Jack Perkins on NBC News as a correspondent, commentator and anchorman. Yet at the age of 52 and at the height of his career, Jack disappeared from the public eye and moved with his wife, Mary Jo, to a bare-necessities cabin on an uninhabited island off the coast of Maine. This isolated home they came to call Moosewood was the setting for Jack and Mary Jo’s spiritual awakening.
Zondervan * 9780310318705

THE GIRLS OF ATMOIC CITY: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan
Drawing from the voices and experiences of the women who lived and worked in the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of World War II from obscurity. Denise Kiernan captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage.
Touchstone * 9781451617535

THE GOLDEN EGG: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon (Mystery)
Vice Questore Patta asks Brunetti to look into a minor shop-keeping violation committed by the mayor’s future daughter-in-law. Then Brunetti’s wife, Paola, comes to him with a request of her own. The mentally handicapped man who worked at their dry cleaner has just died of a sleeping pill overdose, and Paola loathes the idea that he lived and died without anyone noticing him, or helping him. Brunetti begins to investigate and is surprised when he finds nothing on the man. As far as the Italian government is concerned, he never existed.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802122421

HOUSE OF CARDS by Michael Dobbs
(Political Thriller)
Francis Urquhart has his hand on every secret in politics --- and is willing to betray them all to become prime minister. Mattie Storin is a tenacious young reporter who has a knack for finding the real stories hidden behind the spin. When she stumbles upon a scandalous web of intrigue and financial corruption at the very highest levels, she vows to reveal the truth. But to do so, she must battle her own demons and risk everything --- even her life.
Sourcebooks Landmark * 9781492606611

MISTRESS by James Patterson and David Ellis (Thriller)
Unable to control his racing thoughts, Ben is consumed by his obsessions --- especially Diana Hotchkiss, who Ben knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, his infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life. Ben soon discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a shocking double life. And now someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana's illicit affairs.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455515899

NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY: Stories by Ron Rash (Fiction/Short Stories)
PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash turns again to Appalachia to capture lives haunted by violence and tenderness, hope and fear, in stories that span from the Civil War to the present day. In the title story, two drug-addicted friends return to the farm where they worked as boys to steal their former boss's gruesomely unusual war trophies.
Ecco * 9780062202727

ONCE UPON A TIME: Discovering Our Forever After Story by Debbie Macomber (Christian Living)
With chapters that cover the importance of literary elements such as characters, setting, backstory and conflict, Debbie Macomber uses the structure of a story to illustrate God’s hand in our lives. Each chapter has a storytelling prompt --- a searching question that will help frame our story --- and a sidebar that pulls an idea out of the chapter and expands it with practical tips.
Howard Books * 9781451607802

SONGS OF WILLOW FROST by Jamie Ford (Historical Fiction)
Twelve-year-old William Eng has lived at Seattle’s Sacred Heart Orphanage ever since his mother’s listless body was carried away from their small apartment five years ago. On his birthday --- or rather, the day the nuns designate as his birthday --- William and the other orphans are taken to the historical Moore Theatre, where William glimpses an actress on the silver screen who goes by the name of Willow Frost. Struck by her features, William is convinced that the movie star is his mother.
Ballantine Books * 9780345522030

WITH OR WITHOUT YOU: A Memoir by Domenica Ruta (Memoir)
Domenica Ruta grew up with her mother, a drug dealer and user who raised Domenica on a steady diet of Oxycontin. She knew she was far smarter and worse dressed than everyone else she knew, but found solace in writing and reading. As her mother's behavior grew increasingly outrageous and her home life increasingly untenable, Domenica fled her hometown only to become ensnared by the demons of addiction.
Spiegel & Grau * 9780812983401
On Sale the Week of March 17th in Hardcover

March 18th

THE AUSCHWITZ ESCAPE by Joel C. Rosenberg (Historical Thriller)
The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now holds Germany by the throat. When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob Weisz flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself in a living nightmare --- trapped in a crowded car on the train to the Auschwitz death camp.
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. * 9781414336244

THE CAIRO AFFAIR by Olen Steinhauer (Thriller)
Sophie Kohl is living her worst nightmare. Minutes after she confesses to her husband, a mid-level diplomat at the American embassy in Hungary, that she had an affair while they were in Cairo, he is shot in the head and killed. Stan Bertolli, a Cairo-based CIA agent, has fielded his share of midnight calls. But his heart skips a beat when he hears the voice of the only woman he ever truly loved, calling to ask why her husband has been assassinated.
Minotaur Books * 9781250036131

CITADEL by Kate Mosse (Historical Thriller)
France, 1942. In Carcassonne, a colorful historic village nestled deep in the Pyrenees, a group of courageous women fight to liberate their home from the Nazis. But smuggling refugees over the mountains into neutral territory and sabotaging their German occupiers at every opportunity is only part of their mission. These women must also protect an ancient secret that, if discovered by their ruthless enemies, could change the course of history.
William Morrow * 9780062281258

THE DIVORCE PAPERS by Susan Rieger (Fiction)
After 18 years of marriage, Mia Meiklejohn Durkheim has just been served divorce papers in a humiliating episode at a local restaurant. She plans to take her husband for everything he has --- including custody of their 10-year-old daughter, Jane. Criminal law associate Sophie Diehl informs Mia that she's never handled a divorce before and is just there for the interview, but Mia insists on Sophie's representation.
Crown * 9780804137447

HYDE by Daniel Levine (Historical Mystery)
Mr. Hyde is trapped, locked in Dr. Jekyll’s surgical cabinet, counting the hours until his inevitable capture. As four days pass, he has the chance to tell his story --- the story of his brief, marvelous life. Summoned to life by strange potions, Hyde knows not when or how long he will have control of “the body.” As the experiment continues, their mutual existence is threatened, not only by the uncertainties of untested science, but also by a mysterious stalker.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544191181

MISSING YOU by Harlan Coben (Thriller)
On an online dating site, NYPD Detective Kat Donovan finds the profile of her ex-fiancé Jeff, the man who shattered her heart and who she hasn’t seen in 18 years. Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953494

MOTHER OF GOD: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon by Paul Rosolie (Memoir)
In the Madre de Dios --- Mother of God --- region of Peru, where the Amazon River begins its massive flow, the Andean Mountain cloud forests fall into lowland Amazon Rainforest, creating the most biodiversity-rich place on the planet. In January 2006, when he was just a restless 18-year-old hungry for adventure, Paul Rosolie embarked on a journey to the west Amazon that would transform his life.
Harper * 9780062259516

THE PILGRIMS by Will Elliott (Fantasy)
Eric Albright is a luckless slacker willing to let his life just drift by…until the day a small red door appears on the graffiti-covered wall of the railway bridge near his flat, and a gang of strange-looking people dash out of the door and rob the nearby newsagent. From that day on, Eric and his sometimes friend, Stuart Casey, wait for the door to reappear. When it does, they choose to go through…to a place where a mountain-sized dragon with the powers of a god lies sleeping beneath a great white castle.
Tor Books * 9780765331885

RAISING STEAM: A Discworld Novel by Terry Pratchett (Fantasy)
Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel. He has produced a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements, and it’s soon drawing astonished crowds. To the consternation of Ankh-Morpork’s formidable Patrician, Lord Vetinari, no one is in charge of this new invention. Who better to rectify this than the man he has already appointed master of the Post Office, the Mint and the Royal Bank: Moist von Lipwig.
Doubleday * 9780385538268

ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE JANSON OPTION by Paul Garrison (Thriller/Adventure)
When American Synergy Corporation oil executive Kingsman Helms begs Paul Janson to rescue his wife, Allegra, from Somali pirates, Janson and Jessica Kincaid view it as the perfect opportunity to infiltrate ASC and disrupt the company's scheme to subvert independent oil-rich African countries into wholly-owned ASC subsidiaries. Once on the ground, Janson and Kincaid discover that the pirates may be the least lethal threat in the violent chaos of anarchic Somalia.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446564489

ROOSEVELT'S BEAST by Louis Bayard (Historical Thriller)
Plagued by hunger and suffering the lingering effects of malaria, Theodore Roosevelt, his son Kermit, and the other members of the now-ravaged Roosevelt-Rondon scientific expedition are traveling deeper and deeper into the jungle. When Kermit and Teddy are kidnapped by a never-before-seen Amazonian tribe, the great hunters are asked one thing in exchange for their freedom: find and kill a beast that leaves no tracks and that no member of the tribe has ever seen.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805090703

SEDUCING INGRID BERGMAN by Chris Greenhalgh (Historical Fiction)
When Ingrid Bergman walks into the lobby of the Ritz hotel in Paris, war photographer Robert Capa is enchanted. From the moment he slips a mischievous invitation to dinner under her door, the two find themselves helplessly attracted to each other. Played out against the cafés and nightclubs of post-war Paris and the parties and studios of Hollywood, they pursue an intense and increasingly reckless affair. But the light-hearted Capa is not all that he seems.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250034960

VISIBLE CITY by Tova Mirvis (Fiction)
Nina is a harried young mother who spends her evenings spying on the older couple across the street, drawn to their quiet contentment. One night, through that same window, she spies a young couple in the throes of passion. In the coming weeks, Nina encounters the older couple, their daughter and her fiancé, and many others on the streets of her Upper West Side neighborhood, eroding the safe distance of her secret vigils.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544047747

YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN by Jean Hanff Korelitz (Literary Mystery)
Grace Reinhart Sachs is the author of You Should Have Known, a book that cautions women to really hear what men are trying to tell them. But weeks before the book is published, a chasm opens in her own life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only an ongoing chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455599493

March 20th

THE BOHEMIANS: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature by Ben Tarnoff (History)
The Bohemian moment achieved immortality in the writings of Mark Twain. San Francisco gave him his education as a writer and helped inspire the astonishing innovations that radically reimagined American literature. At once an intimate portrait of an eclectic, unforgettable group of writers and a history of a cultural revolution in America, THE BOHEMIANS reveals how a brief moment on the western frontier changed our country forever.
The Penguin Press * 9781594204739

KILL FEE by Owen Laukkanen (Thriller)
State investigator Kirk Stevens and his occasional colleague, FBI special agent Carla Windermere, witness the assassination of one of the state’s wealthiest men. The events of that day will lead Stevens and Windermere across the country, down countless blind alleys, and finally to a very flourishing 21st-century enterprise: a high-tech murder-for-hire social media website. But just who has the dead-eyed shooter targeted next…and who’s choosing his victims?
Putnam Adult * 9780399165528

On Sale the Week of March 17th in Paperback

March 18th

THE COMEDY IS FINISHED by Donald E. Westlake (Hard-boiled Mystery)
In Donald E. Westlake's final unpublished novel, the year is 1977, and an aging, legendary Hollywood comedian is kidnapped by a revolutionary cell desperately trying to reignite the 1960s. The tension builds as the comedian struggles to survive, but nothing in this noir tale is as simple as it seems.
Hard Case Crime * 9781781167816

DADDY'S GONE A HUNTING by Mary Higgins Clark (Mystery)
Kate and Hannah Connelly are sisters whose family-owned furniture firm, founded by their grandfather and famous for its fine reproductions of antiques, explodes into flames in the middle of the night. All the buildings are leveled to the ground, including the museum where priceless antiques have been on permanent display for years. The ashes reveal a startling and grisly discovery, and provoke a host of suspicions and questions.
Pocket Books * 9781451668957

THE DIMAGGIOS: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream by Tom Clavin (Sports/Biography)
Acclaimed sportswriter Tom Clavin reveals the untold Great American Story of three brothers, Joltin’ Joe, Dom and Vince DiMaggio, and the Great American Game --- baseball --- that would consume their lives. A vivid portrait of a family and the ways in which their shifting fortunes and status shaped their relationships, THE DIMAGGIOS is an exploration of an era and a culture.
Ecco * 9780062183781

ELSEWHENS by Melanie Rawn (Fantasy)
Touchstone, the magical theater troupe, continues to build audiences. But Cayden is increasingly troubled by his “elsewhens,” the uncontrolled moments when he is plunged into visions of the possible futures. He fears that his Fae gift will forever taint his friendships, while his friends fear that his increasing distance will destroy him.
Tor Books * 9780765336859

GIRL AT THE END OF THE WORLD: My Escape from Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future by Elizabeth Esther (Memoir)
Paperback Original
Elizabeth Esther grew up in love with Jesus but in fear of daily spankings. Trained in her family-run church to confess sins real and imagined, she knew her parents loved her and God probably hated her. Not until she was grown and married did she find the courage to attempt the unthinkable: to leave. GIRL AT THE END OF THE WORLD is a story of the lingering effects of spiritual abuse and the growing hope that God can still be good when His people fail.
Convergent Books * 9780307731876

HEART WIDE OPEN: Trading Mundane Faith for an Exuberant Life with Jesus by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson (Christian Life/Spiritual Growth)
Paperback Original
As a Bible-believing churchgoer, author Shellie Tomlinson harbored a secret in her good-girl heart. She longed for something more than routine faith; she wanted to love God with a genuine, all-consuming passion. So she got honest with Him: “I admit it. I don’t love you like I should, but I want to love you. Help me!” In HEART WIDE OPEN, Shellie invites you to answer the call of your restless heart and refuse to settle for anything less than the intimate friendship of God.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307731937

THE MORELS by Christopher Hacker (Fiction)
The Morels are a happy family of three living in New York City. So why would Arthur choose to publish a book that brutally rips his tightly knit family unit apart at the seams? Arthur's old schoolmate Chris, who narrates the book, is fascinated with this very question as he becomes accidentally reacquainted with Arthur. Chris envies everything Arthur has, but things are not always what they seem.
Soho Press * 9781616953652

OPERATION STORM: Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II by John J. Geoghegan
In 1941, the architects of Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor planned a bold follow-up: a potentially devastating air raid --- this time against New York City and Washington, DC. John Geoghegan’s meticulous research, including first-person accounts from the I-401 crew and the U.S. capturing party, creates a fascinating portrait of the Sen-toku's desperate push into Allied waters and the U.S. Navy's dramatic pursuit, masterfully illuminating a previously forgotten story of the Pacific war.
Broadway Books * 9780770435738

THE OPHELIA CUT by John Lescroart (Thriller)
District Attorney Dismas Hardy returns to defend his brother-in-law, Moses McGuire, who has been accused of murdering the man who raped his daughter. McGuire has fallen off the wagon, and his stay in prison could expose some old and dangerous secrets. Hardy struggles to defend McGuire against mounting evidence --- until he sees a new way forward that just might save them all. But at what price?
Pocket Books * 9781476764016

SPELLMAN SIX: The Next Generation by Lisa Lutz (Mystery)
After Isabel Spellman's hostile takeover of her family's firm, her employees are the furthest thing from congenial...and Izzy finds herself struggling to pay the bills, even though she's now the one running Spellman Investigations. But when she is accused of embezzling from a former client, the stakes become immense. If Izzy gets indicted, she could lose her PI license and the Spellman family’s livelihood, not to mention her own freedom.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451686678

A TABLE BY THE WINDOW: A Novel of Family Secrets and Heirloom Recipes by Hillary Manton Lodge (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Inspired by her grandmother’s evolving story, food writer Juliette D’Alisa resolves to explore the world of online dating. To her surprise, she finds a kindred spirit in Neil McLaren, a handsome immunologist. With a long-distance relationship simmering, Juliette faces life-shifting decisions. How can she possibly choose between a promising culinary life and a man a world away, in more ways than one? And is it possible her grandmother’s story can help show the way?
WaterBrook Press * 9780307731753

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