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March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of March 17th and March 24th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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

WATER WALKER: The Outlaw Chronicles, Book 2 by Ted Dekker
Paperback Original
Thirteen-year-old orphan Alice Ringwald has no memory beyond six months ago. The only life she knows is the new one she's creating one day at a time with the loving couple that recently adopted her and gave her new hope. That hope, however, is shattered one night when she is abducted by a strange man. In a frantic FBI manhunt, he vanishes. So begins WATER WALKER, a modern-day parable that examines the staggering power of forgiveness.
Worthy Publishing * 9781617952746
On Sale the Week of March 24th in Hardcover

March 24th

NYPD RED 2 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (Thriller)
A woman of vast wealth and even greater connections is the fourth in a string of shocking murders that have hit New York City. As the public pressure mounts, and political and personal secrets of the highest order hang in the balance, Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald, must find out what's really behind the murderer's rampage. But Kylie has been acting strange recently --- and Zach knows whatever she's hiding could threaten the biggest case of their careers.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316211239

March 25th

THE AGE OF RADIANCE: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era by Craig Nelson (History)
From the New York Times bestselling author of ROCKET MEN and the award-winning biographer of Thomas Paine comes the first complete history of the Atomic Age, a brilliant, magisterial account of the men and women who uncovered the secrets of the nucleus, brought its power to America, and ignited the 20th century.
Scribner * 9781451660432

AMERICAN SPARTAN: The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant by Ann Scott Tyson (Memoir)
Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant argued for embedding autonomous units with tribes across Afghanistan to earn the Afghans’ trust and transform them into a reliable ally to defeat the Taliban and counter al-Qaeda networks. Veteran war correspondent Ann Scott Tyson first spoke with Gant when he was awarded the Silver Star in 2007. Spending time with him, she began to share his vision. Risking her life, she accompanied him to Afghanistan to cover the story. And then they fell in love.
William Morrow * 9780062114983

THE ARK BEFORE NOAH: Decoding the Story of the Flood by Irving Finkel (History)
Since the Victorian period, it has been understood that the story of Noah derives from a much older story that existed centuries before in ancient Babylon. But the relationship between the Babylonian and biblical traditions was shrouded in mystery. Then, in 2009, Irving Finkel, a world authority on ancient Mesopotamia, found himself playing detective when a member of the public arrived at the museum with an intriguing cuneiform tablet that revealed a new version of the Babylonian Flood Story.
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday * 9780385537117

BLOSSOM STREET BRIDES: A Blossom Street Novel by Debbie Macomber (Romance)
Wedding bells are ringing in the tight-knit community that gathers around A Good Yarn, a store in a pretty Seattle neighborhood. Knitters come to the store to buy yarn and patterns, but somehow they leave richer in friendship and love. In BLOSSOM STREET BRIDES, as three women’s lives intersect in unexpected ways, Lydia, Lauren and Bethanne realize that love heals every heart, and the best surprises still lay ahead.
Ballantine Books * 9780345528841

CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION: An Inspector Banks Novel by Peter Robinson (Mystery/Thriller)
The body of a disgraced college lecturer is found on an abandoned railway line. In the four years since his dismissal for sexual misconduct, he'd been living like a hermit. So where did he get the 5,000 pounds found in his pocket? Leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks begins to suspect that the victim's past may be connected to his death.
William Morrow * 9780062240507

DEATH ON BLACKHEATH: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel by Anne Perry (Historical Mystery)
The local police have found evidence of what appears to be an ugly crime at the home of Dudley Kynaston, an important member of the Ministry of Defense. Thomas Pitt and the Special Branch are called in to investigate. But the case takes a deadlier turn when the mutilated corpse of a young woman is found near the Kynaston home a few weeks later, and Pitt begins to realize that Kynaston himself is not entirely what he seems.
Ballantine Books * 9780345548382

THE DECEMBER PROJECT: An Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seeker Confront Life's Greatest Mystery by Sara Davidson (Memoir)
For two years, author Sara Davidson met every Friday with Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, the iconic founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, to discuss what he calls The December Project. "When you can feel in your cells that you're coming to the end of your tour of duty," he said, "what is the spiritual work of this time, and how do we prepare for the mystery?" This is Davidson's memoir of what they learned and how they changed.
HarperOne * 9780062281746

EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT: A Novel of Catherine the Great by Eva Stachniak (Historical Fiction)
THE WINTER PALACE brilliantly reimagined the rise of Catherine the Great through the watchful eyes of her clever servant Varvara. Now, in Eva Stachniak’s new novel, Catherine takes center stage as she relives her astonishing ascension to the throne, her rule over an empire, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time.
Bantam * 9780553808131

THE ETERNAL NAZI: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim by Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet (History)
Dr. Aribert Heim worked at the Mauthausen concentration camp for only a few months in 1941 but left a devastating mark. According to the testimony of survivors, Heim euthanized patients with injections of gasoline into their hearts and performed surgeries on otherwise healthy people. In THE ETERNAL NAZI, Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet reveal for the first time how Heim evaded capture while inspiring a manhunt that outlived him by many years.
Doubleday * 9780385532433

HOLD FAST TO DREAMS: A College Guidance Counselor, His Students, and the Vision of a Life Beyond Poverty by Beth Zasloff and Joshua Steckel (Memoir)
Since Joshua Steckel began work at a Brooklyn public high school as its first-ever college guidance counselor, every one of the hundreds of graduates he has counseled has been accepted to college. But getting in is only one small part of the drama of his students’ stories. HOLD FAST TO DREAMS follows the lives of 10 of Josh’s students as they navigate the vast and obstacle-ridden landscape of college in America.
The New Press * 9781595589040

KNOW THE NIGHT: A Memoir of Survival in the Small Hours by Maria Mutch (Memoir)
Maria Mutch explores the miraculous power that care and communication have in the face of the deep, personal isolation that often comes with disability. A chronicle of the witching hours between midnight and 6am, this meditative book takes place during the two-year period in which Mutch’s son Gabriel, who is autistic and also has Down syndrome, rarely slept through the night. We see both Gabriel’s difficult childhood and Maria’s introduction to the world of multiple disability parenting.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476702742

THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS by Ted Thompson (Fiction)
Anders Hill, entering his early 60s and seemingly ensconced in the "land of steady habits," abandons his career and family for a new condo and a new life. Stripped of the comforts of his previous identity, Anders turns up at a holiday party full of his ex-wife's friends and is surprised to find that the very world he rejected may be one he needs. Thus Anders embarks on a clumsy, hilarious and heartbreaking journey to reconcile his past with his present.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316186568

MIND OF WINTER by Laura Kasischke (Psychological Thriller)
On a snowy Christmas morning, Holly Judge awakens with the fragments of a nightmare floating on the edge of her consciousness. Thirteen years ago, she and her husband Eric adopted baby Tatty. Now, at 15, Tatiana is more beautiful than ever --- and disturbingly erratic. As a blizzard rages outside, Holly and Tatiana are alone. With each passing hour, Tatiana’s mood darkens, and her behavior becomes increasingly frightening…until Holly finds she no longer recognizes her daughter.
Harper * 9780062284396

A NICE LITTLE PLACE ON THE NORTH SIDE: Wrigley Field at One Hundred by George Will (Sports History)
Leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it turns 100 years old. Baseball, Will argues, is full of metaphors for life, religion and happiness, and Wrigley is considered one of its sacred spaces. But what is its true, hyperbole-free history?
Crown Archetype * 9780385349314

NOTORIOUS by Allison Brennan (Thriller)
Maxine Revere has dedicated her life to investigating murders that the police have long since given up any hope of solving. A nationally renowned investigative reporter with her own TV show and a tough-as-nails reputation, Max tackles cold cases from across the country and every walk of life. But the one unsolved murder that still haunts her is a case from her own past.
Minotaur Books * 9781250035059

SOUS CHEF: 24 Hours on the Line by Michael Gibney (Memoir)
Chef Michael Gibney uses 24 hours to animate the intricate camaraderie and culinary choreography in an upscale New York restaurant kitchen. In SOUS CHEF, readers will find all the details, in rapid-fire succession, of what it takes to deliver an exceptional plate of food --- the journey to excellence by way of exhaustion.
Ballantine Books * 9780804177870

TEMPTING FATE by Jane Green (Fiction)
Gabby and Elliott have been happily married for 18 years. She could never imagine how good it would feel to have a handsome younger man show interest in her --- until the night it happens. Matt makes Gabby feel sparkling and fascinating, alive --- something she hasn't felt in years. What begins as a long-distance friendship soon develops into an emotional affair as Gabby discovers that her limits and boundaries are not where she expects them to be.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312591847

THEY CALLED ME GOD: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived by Doug Harvey and Peter Golenbock (Memoir)
Doug Harvey went from working the overnight shift at a seedy bar to umpiring the World Series. After reaching the major leagues in record time, Doug enjoyed an amazing career that spanned 30 years. Now he’s ready to share the greatness, violence, pranks, rivalries and triumphs, providing a window into the game that only someone who is himself a legend can offer.
Gallery Books * 9781476748788

TRUTH AND FEAR by Peter Higgins (Historical Thriller/Fantasy)
Investigator Lom returns to Mirgorod and finds the city in the throes of a crisis. The war against the Archipelago is not going well. Enemy divisions are massing outside the city, air raids are a daily occurrence, and the citizens are being conscripted into the desperate defense of the city. Meanwhile, the police are after him, the mystery of the otherworldly Pollandore remains, and the vast Angel is moving, turning all of nature against the city. But will the horrors of war overtake all their plans?
Orbit * 9780316219723

WITHOUT WARNING by David Rosenfelt (Thriller)
Years ago, Katie Sanford’s husband was convicted of the murder of Jenny Robbins but then died in prison. The tragedy is brought up again in the wake of a hurricane that has just wreaked havoc on their quiet Maine town. Since its founding, Wilton has had a quaint tradition of creating a time capsule every 50 years, and the storm unearthed the most recent capsule. Someone predicted Jenny’s death, as well as 11 other tragedies, which are still occurring even long after the death of Katie’s husband.
Minotaur Books * 9781250024794
On Sale the Week of March 24th in Paperback

March 25th

THE ASHFORD AFFAIR by Lauren Willig (Historical Fiction)
As a lawyer in a large Manhattan firm, just shy of making partner, Clementine Evans has finally achieved almost everything she’s been working towards --- but now she’s not sure it’s enough. Her long hours have led to a broken engagement, and she feels her messy life crumbling around her. But when the family gathers for her grandmother Addie’s 99th birthday, a relative lets slip hints about a long-buried family secret, leading Clemmie on a journey into the past that could change everything.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250027863

THE BEAST: A Decker/Lazarus Novel by Faye Kellerman (Mystery)
Over the years, Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus have faced a number of tough challenges at home and on the job. Consumed by chasing serial killers and psychopaths, they never forgot their first priority: raising their close-knit family and sustaining the bonds of love, devotion and trust that define their marriage. But two very different cases will challenge their most heartfelt beliefs and lead them to reevaluate everything they hold dear.
Harper * 9780062121769

A BEAUTY SO RARE: A Belmont Mansion Novel by Tamera Alexander (Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
From USA Today bestselling author Tamera Alexander comes a moving historical novel about a bold young woman drawn to a group of people forgotten by Nashville society --- and to the one man with whom she has no business falling in love.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764206238

CLARA by Kurt Palka
(Historical Fiction)
Clara Herzog is a privileged, intelligent and thoughtful young woman whose world is changed forever when 1930s Vienna is swept up by the dark prelude of the Second World War. The cavalry officer she married is soon called away to the thick of the conflict, and it falls to Clara to stay at home to provide and protect. Through the war, its aftermath, and into the present, Clara must make choices and take risks that are as heroic and life-altering as any that men make in battle.
Emblem Editions * 9780771071324

EXTINCTION by Mark Alpert (Thriller)
Jim Pierce hasn't heard from his daughter in years, ever since she rejected his military past and started working as a hacker. But when a Chinese assassin shows up at Jim's lab looking for her, he knows that she has cracked some serious military secrets. Now, her life is on the line if he doesn't find her first.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9781250042538

FLY AWAY by Kristin Hannah (Fiction)
FLY AWAY is the story of three women who have lost their way and need each other --- plus a miracle --- to transform their lives. An emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss and new beginnings, this long-awaited follow-up to FIREFLY LANE reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250031815

THE INTERESTINGS by Meg Wolitzer (Fiction)
The summer that Richard Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In THE INTERESTINGS, Meg Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes and degrees of satisfaction diverge.
Riverhead Trade * 9781594632341

KICKING THE SKY by Anthony De Sa (Fiction)
Paperback Original
It was 1977 when a shoeshine boy, Emanuel Jaques, was brutally murdered in Toronto. In the aftermath of the crime, 12-year-old Antonio Rebelo explores his neighborhood’s dark garages and labyrinthine back alleys along with his rapscallion friends. As the media unravels the truth behind the Shoeshine Boy murder, Antonio sees his immigrant family with new eyes, becoming aware of the frightening reality that no one is really taking care of him.
Algonquin Books * 9781565129276

KING AND MAXWELL by David Baldacci (Thriller)
Teenager Tyler Wingo learns that his father was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target?
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455521241

LIFESAVING LESSONS: Notes from an Accidental Mother by Linda Greenlaw (Memoir)
Through hard work and determination, Linda Greenlaw had created a life of peaceful independence, living on a rugged island off the coast of Maine. Then came Mariah, a troubled 15-year-old who arrives on the island to stay with her uncle. But when it is revealed that Mariah has suffered terrible abuse at his hands, the island comes together to rescue the teenager from further harm. The residents nominate Linda, who is not exactly the picture of maternal warmth, to be Mariah’s guardian.
Penguin Books * 9780143125129

A MAN WITHOUT BREATH: A Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr (Historical Thriller)
A month has passed since the stunning defeat at Stalingrad. Though Hitler insists Germany is winning the war, commanders on the ground know better. Now, word has reached Berlin of a Red massacre of Polish officers in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk. For once, both the Wehrmacht and Propaganda Minister Goebbels want the same thing: irrefutable evidence of this Russian atrocity. Both parties agree that the ensuing investigation must be overseen by a professional trained in sifting evidence and interrogating witnesses. That man is Bernie Gunther.
Penguin Books * 9780143125136

MIDNIGHT AT MARBLE ARCH: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel by Anne Perry (Historical Mystery)
The beloved husband-and-wife team of Thomas and Charlotte Pitt take on a traumatic murder case with chilling implications, exposing a nightmare world of fear and intimidation in which women are too often blamed for the violent attacks against them and powerful men take what they want --- leaving others to pay the price.
Ballantine Books * 9780345536686

MOM'S LITTLE BOOK OF POWERFUL PRAYERS by Fern Nichols (Parenting/Prayer)
Paperback Original
Every mother will feel encouraged to pray diligently for her children, no matter their age, when she opens the pages of MOM'S LITTLE BOOK OF POWERFUL PRAYERS and discovers prayers from Scripture for her child’s every need: protection, challenges, health, friendships, character, anger, sadness, fears and more.
Zondervan * 9780310337621

MURDER SIMPLY BREWED: An Amish Village Mystery by Vannetta Chapman (Mystery)
Paperback Original
Amber Wright is optimistic about the growing profit from her collection of Amish shops --- until she receives a call that Ethan Gray is dead. Hurrying over to A Simple Blend, she finds the store manager lying next to the espresso machine, dead from an apparent heart attack. All the money is still in his register. When Amber hires a young Amish woman, Hannah Troyer, to take over the shop's duties, the two women become fast friends --- as well as amateur sleuths.
Zondervan * 9780310326168

NO WAY BACK by Andrew Gross (Thriller)
A chance meeting with a stranger in a hotel ends in a shocking murder. Wendy Gould is an average mom --- and the only witness. Nanny Lauritzia Velez knows a shocking secret that could prove to be deadly. With both of their lives in danger, this unlikely pair must work together against a network of dangerous men who want nothing more than to see them dead.
Harper * 9780061656040

THE OTHER HALF by Sarah Rayner (Fiction)
Paperback Original
When feature writer Chloe meets James, her potential new boss, she finds it impossible not to mix business with pleasure. Maggie appears to have it all, but something is not quite right: her husband’s job as a magazine publisher is keeping him in the city until late most evenings, and some nights he doesn't come home at all. Told in the alternating voices of the mistress and the wife, this story of an affair is a sharp, seductive take on modern love.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250042101

THE RETURNED by Jason Mott (Thriller)
In their old age, Harold and Lucille have settled comfortably into life without their son, who died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. But then one day, Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep --- still eight years old. All over the world, people's loved ones are returning from beyond. The Hargraves are forced to navigate a mysterious new reality and a conflict that threatens to unravel the very meaning of what it is to be human.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778317074

THE ROAD FROM GAP CREEK by Robert Morgan (Fiction)
When Robert Morgan’s novel GAP CREEK was published in 1999, it became an Oprah Book Club Selection and an instant national bestseller. But what of the years that followed? What did the future hold for these memorable characters? THE ROAD FROM GAP CREEK holds the answers to these questions, as Robert Morgan takes us back into their lives, telling their story and the stories of their children through the eyes of their youngest daughter, Annie.
A Shannon Ravenel Book/Algonquin * 9781616203788

SHADOW PEOPLE by James Swain (Supernatural Thriller)
Magician Peter Warlock is a psychic who peers into the future. During a séance, he is confronted by a group of evil spirits called shadow people, beings who have the power to kidnap a person’s soul. The shadow people are connected to a serial killer who Peter must find in real time before he claims his next victim. To save many lives, Peter may have to tap into a legacy that he has always dreaded…and a power that may consume him.
Tor Books * 9780765367921

SHADOW SPELL: Book Two of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts (Romance)
Paperback Original
With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken. A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape --- by a long-awaited kiss.
Berkley Trade * 9780425259863

SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE by Lauren Graham (Fiction)
It’s January 1995, and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing “important” work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club. Everything is riding on the upcoming showcase for her acting class, where she’ll finally have a chance to perform for people who could actually hire her.
Ballantine Books * 9780345532763

THE SPYMISTRESS by Jennifer Chiaverini (Historical Fiction)
Surrounded by rabid Confederate supporters and soldiers in her native Virginia in 1861, abolitionist Elizabeth Van Lew risks everything she holds dear to help the Union and its troops through covert operations and smuggled messages in this fascinating novel that tells the tale of one of America's bravest women.
Plume * 9780142180884

TUESDAY’S GONE: A Frieda Klein Mystery by Nicci French (Psychological Thriller)
A London social worker makes a routine home visit only to discover her client, Michelle Doyce, serving afternoon tea to a naked, decomposing corpse. With no clues as to the dead man’s identity, Chief Inspector Karlsson again calls upon Frieda Klein for help. Frieda discovers that the body belongs to Robert Poole, con man extraordinaire. But she can’t shake the feeling that the past isn’t done with her yet.
Penguin Books * 9780143124962

WHIRLWIND by Rick Mofina (Thriller)
Paperback Original
A kind stranger helps Jenna Cooper protect her baby boy when a killer tornado rips through a Dallas flea market. But in the aftermath, Jenna can't find her son or the woman who'd been holding him. Upon discovering the tragedy, reporter and single mom Kate Page, battling for her career and trying to hold her life together, vows to determine what happened to tiny Caleb Cooper.

Harlequin MIRA * 9780778316091

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