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April 1, 2014

April 1, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of March 31st and April 7th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of March 31st in Hardcover

April 1st

AMERICAN ROMANTIC by Ward Just (Historical Fiction)
Harry Sanders is a young foreign service officer in 1960s Indochina when a dangerous and clandestine meeting with insurgents --- and a brief but passionate encounter with Sieglinde, a young German woman --- alters the course of his life. He marries the captivating May, who is fleeing her own family disappointments. On the surface, they are a handsome, successful couple --- but the memory of Sieglinde persists in Harry’s thoughts, and May has her own secrets.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544196377

AND THE DARK SACRED NIGHT by Julia Glass (Fiction)
Kit Noonan has never known the identity of his father --- a mystery that his wife insists he must solve to move forward with his life. Out of desperation, Kit goes to the mountain retreat of his mother’s former husband, Jasper, a take-no-prisoners outdoorsman. There, in the midst of a fierce blizzard, Kit and Jasper confront memories of the bittersweet decade when their families were joined. Reluctantly breaking a long-ago promise, Jasper connects Kit with Lucinda and Zeke Burns, who know the answer he’s looking for.
Pantheon * 9780307377937

BE SAFE I LOVE YOU by Cara Hoffman (Fiction)
Lauren Clay has returned from a tour of duty in Iraq just in time to spend the holidays with her family. Joining the army allowed Lauren to continue to provide for her family, but it came at a great cost. When she arrives home unexpectedly, it’s clear to everyone in their rural New York town that something is wrong. But her father is so happy to have her home that he ignores her odd behavior and the repeated phone calls from an army psychologist.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451641318

BOURBON: A History of the American Spirit by Dane Huckelbridge (History)
Few commodities figure as prominently or as intimately in the story of the nation as bourbon whiskey. First brewed by pioneers in the backwoods of Appalachia, bourbon whiskey has become a modern multi-billion-dollar international industry today. As Dane Huckelbridge reveals, the Kentucky spirit --- the only liquor produced from corn --- is the American experience, distilled, aged and sealed in a bottle. In telling the story of bourbon, Huckelbridge takes us on a lively tour across 300 years.
William Morrow * 9780062241399

BY ITS COVER: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon (Mystery)
One afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books. After a round of questioning, the case seems clear: the culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an American professor from a Kansas university. The only problem --- the man fled the library earlier that day, and after checking his credentials, the American professor doesn’t exist.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802122643

CAVENDON HALL by Barbara Taylor Bradford (Historical Fiction)
Cavendon Hall is home to two families: the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them. For centuries, they have lived side-by-side, beneath the backdrop of the imposing Yorkshire manor. With World War I looming, both families will find themselves tested in ways they never thought possible. Loyalties will be challenged, and betrayals will be set into motion. In this time of uncertainty, one thing is sure: these two families will never be the same again.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250032355

THE COLD NOWHERE: A Jonathan Stride Novel by Brian Freeman (Thriller)
Duluth PD Lieutenant Jonathan Stride discovers a young woman, Cat Mateo, hiding in his bedroom. Cat is the daughter of a woman he tried and failed to protect from a violent husband years ago. When Cat asks Stride for protection from a mysterious person she claims is trying to kill her, Stride is driven by guilt and duty to help her. But should he be afraid for --- or of --- this damaged girl?
Quercus * 9781623651312

DESTROYER ANGEL: An Anna Pigeon Novel by Nevada Barr (Thriller)
Anna Pigeon, a ranger for the U.S. Park Services, sets off on an autumn canoe trip with her friends and their daughters. On their second night out, Anna goes off on her own for a solo evening float on the Fox River. When she comes back, she finds that four thugs have taken her companions captive. With limited resources and no access to the outside world, Anna has only two days to rescue them before her friends are either killed or flown out of the country.
Minotaur Books * 9780312614584

A FEW SECONDS OF RADIANT FILMSTRIP: A Memoir of Seventh Grade by Kevin Brockmeier (Memoir)
Over the course of one school year --- seventh grade --- 12-year-old Kevin Brockmeier sets out in search of himself. Along the way, he happens into his first kiss at a church party, struggles to understand why his old friends tease him at the lunch table, becomes the talk of the entire school thanks to his Halloween costume, and booby-traps his lunch to deter a thief.
Pantheon * 9780307908988

THE FRANGIPANI HOTEL: Fiction by Violet Kupersmith (Supernatural Fiction/Short Stories)
A beautiful young woman appears fully dressed in an overflowing bathtub at the Frangipani Hotel in Hanoi. A jaded teenage girl in Houston befriends an older Vietnamese gentleman she discovers naked behind a dumpster. A trucker in Saigon is asked to drive a dying young man home to his village. In these evocative and always surprising stories, the supernatural coexists with the mundane lives of characters who struggle against the burdens of the past.
Spiegel & Grau * 9780812993318

FROG MUSIC by Emma Donoghue (Historical Mystery)
In the summer of 1876, San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice --- if he doesn't track her down first.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316324687

HIGH CRIME AREA: Tales of Darkness and Dread by Joyce Carol Oates (Suspense/Short Stories)
Joyce Carol Oates is an unparalleled investigator of human flaws. In these eight stories, she deftly tests the bonds between damaged individuals --- a brother and sister, a teacher and student, two strangers on a subway --- in the fearless prose for which she’s become so celebrated. She confronts, one by one, the demons within us. Sometimes it’s the human who wins, and sometimes it’s the demon.
Mysterious Press * 9780802122650

I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN by Mary Higgins Clark (Thriller)
Producer Laurie Moran’s true crime television show will launch with the unsolved murder of Betsy Powell. Betsy, a socialite, was found suffocated in her bed after a gala celebrating the graduation of her daughter and three friends. Reopening the case with the cooperation of the surviving guests that night, Laurie is sure to have a hit on her hands. But when the estranged friends begin filming, it becomes clear each is hiding secrets.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476749068

THE LIE by Helen Dunmore (Historical Fiction)
Daniel Branwell has survived the First World War and returned to the small fishing town where he was born. As he works on the land, struggling to make a living in the aftermath of war, he is drawn deeper and deeper into the traumas of the past and memories of his dearest friend and his first love. Above all, as the drama unfolds, Daniel is haunted by the terrible, unforeseen consequences of a lie.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802122544

LOVE AND TREASURE by Ayelet Waldman (Fiction)
In 1945, victorious American soldiers capture a train filled with unspeakable riches. Jack Wiseman is the lieutenant charged with guarding this treasure --- a responsibility that grows more complicated when he meets Ilona, who has lost everything in the ravages of the Holocaust. Seventy years later, Jack gives a necklace to his granddaughter, Natalie Stein, and charges her with searching for an unknown woman --- a woman whose portrait and fate come to haunt Natalie.
Knopf * 9780385533546

MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA PRESENTS ICE COLD: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War edited by Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson (Thriller/Short Stories)
The Cold War --- a terrifying time when nuclear war between the world's two superpowers was an ever-present threat, an all-too-real possibility that could be set off at the touch of a button --- provides a chilling backdrop to this collection of all-new short stories from today's most celebrated mystery writers. Bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson have joined forces to bring us 20 tales of paranoia, espionage and psychological drama.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455520732

NEW LIFE, NO INSTRUCTIONS: A Memoir by Gail Caldwell (Memoir)
In a span of 10 years, Gail Caldwell had lost her best friend, her mother and her dog. Making matters worse, the polio she'd contracted in her infancy had reduced her stride to a painful limp, and it seemed things would only get worse. Then, a routine doctor's visit revealed that a common surgery could restore her gait. She would soon discover how many other things it would restore: her sense of her self was not in decline, but powerful and potent.
Random House * 9781400069545

THE SECRET LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE by Jude Morgan (Historical Fiction)
There are so few established facts about how the son of a glove maker from Warwickshire became one of the greatest writers of all time that some people doubt he really could have written so many astonishing plays. THE SECRET LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE pulls back the curtain to imagine what it might have been like to be Shakespeare before a seemingly ordinary man became a legend.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250025036

SEDITION by Katharine Grant (Historical Fiction)
While it might be a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a title and no money must be in want of a fortune, what does a sexually awakened young woman want? In her wickedly alluring romp through the late-Georgian London, Italian piano making, and tightly fitted Polonaise gowns, Katharine Grant has written a startling and provocative debut.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805099928

THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY by Gabrielle Zevin (Fiction)
A.J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Slowly but surely, he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island. Then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore --- an unexpected arrival that gives A.J. the opportunity to make his life over and the ability to see everything anew.
Algonquin Books * 9781616203214

UNDER MAGNOLIA: A Southern Memoir by Frances Mayes (Memoir)
The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN and EVERY DAY IN TUSCANY, Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. She explores the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family.
Crown * 9780307885913

WARRIORS: An Alex Hawke Novel by Ted Bell (Thriller/Adventure)
When an elderly professor at Cambridge is murdered, a victim of bizarre, ancient Chinese torture, Alex Hawke teams up with his Scotland Yard colleague and friend, Inspector Ambrose Congreve, to find the killer. But the death is only the opening move in a tense and lethal game of geopolitical brinksmanship. Hawke must pull off his most daring mission yet: infiltrate China and neutralize the source of their advantage, or risk witnessing World War III.
William Morrow * 9780062279385

April 3rd

WAITING FOR WEDNESDAY: A Frieda Klein Mystery by Nicci French (Psychological Thriller/Mystery)
Ruth Lennox is found dead in a pool of her own blood. Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson can’t piece together a motive and calls in psychotherapist Frieda Klein, hoping her talents will offer a new angle on the case. When it emerges that Ruth was hiding a scandalous secret, her family closes ranks. Then a patient’s chance remark sends Frieda down a dangerous path that seems to lead to a serial killer who has long escaped detection.
Pamela Dorman Books/Viking * 9780670015771
On Sale the Week of March 31st in Paperback

April 1st

THE AMISH GROOM: The Men of Lancaster County, Book 1 by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner (Romance)
Paperback Original
New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, THE AMISH GROOM (Book 1 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736957342

THE AUTISTIC BRAIN: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed
by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
(Social Science)

Temple Grandin may be the most famous person with autism, a condition that affects 1 in 88 children. Since her birth in 1947, our understanding of it has undergone a great transformation, leading to more hope than ever before that we may finally learn the causes of and treatments for autism. Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the advances in neuroimaging and genetic research that link brain science to behavior.
Mariner Books * 9780544227736

A BAT IN THE BELFRY: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery by Sarah Graves (Mystery)
A horrific storm bears down on Eastport, but one local teen will not live long enough to experience it. When Karen Hansen is found murdered in a local church bell tower, Sam Tiptree's good friend is implicated…which means that his mom, Jake, is on the hunt to discover the truth, even as the wind howls and rain buckets down.
Bantam * 9780345535009

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

BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent (Historical Thriller)
Charged with the brutal murder of her former master, Agnes is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard.
Back Bay Books * 9780316243926

CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE by Regina Jennings (Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
The train to Garber, Texas, is supposed to bring life's next victory to Nicholas Lovelace. Instead, it gets held up by robbers who are thwarted by the last person Nick ever expected --- Anne Tillerton from back home in Prairie Lea. Anne has been hiding away as a buffalo hunter. She's only in town to find their runaway cook, but the woman flees --- leaving Anne with her infant son. With Nick the only person Anne knows in town, the two form an unlikely team as they try to figure out what to do with the child.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764209925 

CHILDLESS by Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner (Dystopian Fiction)
In FATHERLESS, Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner depicted a time in which present-day trends come to sinister fruition. This eagerly awaited follow-up transports readers to a not-too-distant future when the young and healthy strain under the burden of a rapidly aging population. What happens when the abiding joys of parenthood are exchanged for the gradual deterioration of a CHILDLESS world?
FaithWords * 9781455513130

A DENIABLE DEATH by Gerald Seymour (Thriller)
Gerald Seymour takes readers inside a secretive op to assassinate a man in Iran responsible for rigging many of the roadside bombs used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Through the eyes of our hero, a talented surveillance operative suddenly plucked from home country duty, saddled with a partner he can’t stand, and dropped into the steaming marshland outside the bad guy’s house, Seymour shows us what it’s actually like to be a modern spy and soldier.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250042828

DOING HARD TIME: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods (Mystery/Thriller)
When Stone Barrington embarks on a trip to Bel-Air, he expects a relaxing break from the fast pace and mean streets of New York. But a case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force --- with lethal results. And this deadly situation makes for strange bedfellows when Stone finds himself teamed with the least likely ally: a gentleman of unique abilities who can fly below the radar and above the law.
Signet * 9780451466860

ETCHED...UPON MY HEART: What We Learn and Why We Never Forget by Jill Kelly
In ETCHED...UPON MY HEART, Jill Kelly shares some of the unforgettable moments in her life --- some sorrowful, others filled with joy --- as a "living epistle" to her daughters. Kelly's raw and honest reflections provide encouragement and inspiration for women and mothers who long to pass on hard-won knowledge of God's steadfast love and healing grace to their children.
FaithWords * 9781455514281

THE EXECUTION OF NOA P. SINGLETON by Elizabeth L. Silver (Psychological Suspense)
Noa P. Singleton was found guilty of first-degree murder 10 years ago. Now, just six months away from her execution date, Noa is visited by Marlene Dixon, an attorney who is also the heartbroken mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing. She tells Noa that she has had a change of heart and will do everything in her power to convince the governor to commute the sentence to life in prison --- if Noa will finally reveal what led her to commit her crime.
Broadway Books * 9780385347457

FOR SUCH A TIME by Kate Breslin (Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
In 1944, Hadassah Benjamin feels abandoned by God when she is saved from a firing squad only to be handed over to a new enemy. She is able to hide behind the false identity of Stella Muller, but in order to survive, she is forced to stand by as her own people are sent to Auschwitz. Stella pours herself into her efforts to keep even some of the camp's prisoners safe, but she risks the revelation of her true identity with every attempt.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764211607

FRANCONA: The Red Sox Years by Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy (Sports Memoir)
From 2004 to 2011, Terry Francona managed the Boston Red Sox, one of the most talked-about and scrutinized teams in all of sports. In FRANCONA, the legendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they went from cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history.
Mariner Books * 9780544227873

GULP: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach (Science/Humor)
Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In GULP, we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of --- or has the courage to ask.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393348743

THE HOMECOMING by Carsten Stroud (Supernatural Thriller)
When two plane crashes set off a spellbinding chain reaction of murder, inadvertent kidnapping, corporate corruption, and financial double-dealing, it’s not enough that Niceville detective Nick Kavanaugh (ex–Special Forces) has to investigate. He and his wife, family lawyer Kate, have also just taken in brutally orphaned Rainey Teague. Something bothers Nick about Rainey --- and it isn’t just that the woman in charge of attendance at Rainey’s prep school has disappeared.
Vintage * 9780307745361

A HUNDRED SUMMERS by Beatriz Williams (Historical Fiction)
Nick and Budgie Greenwald are an unwelcome specter from New York socialite Lily Dane’s past: her former best friend and her former fiancé, now recently married. Budgie’s arrival to restore her family’s old house puts her once more in the center of the community’s social scene. The ties that bind Lily to Nick are too strong and intricate to ignore, and the two are drawn back into long-buried dreams, despite their uneasy secrets and many emotional obligations.
Berkley Trade * 9780425270035

THE IDEA OF HIM by Holly Peterson (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Allie Crawford has the life she always dreamed of. But when she finds her husband locked in their laundry room with a stunning blonde, a scandal ensues that flips her life on its head. And when the woman wants to befriend Allie, an old flame calls, and a new guy gets a little too close for comfort, she starts to think her marriage is more of a facade than something real. Maybe she's fallen in love not with Wade, but with the idea of him.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062283108

THE LAST BRIDE: Home to Hickory Hollow, Book 5 by Beverly Lewis (Romance)
Paperback Original
Of her Old Order parents' five daughters, Tessie Miller is the last to marry. She has her heart set on Amishman Marcus King, but Tessie's father opposes the match. Impetuously, Tessie and Marcus elope to the English world, then return to Hickory Hollow to live as singles, trusting they'll convince the Millers to give their love a chance over time. But when the unthinkable happens, Tessie faces the almost-certain censure of the People.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764211980

THE LAST ORIGINAL WIFE by Dorothea Benton Frank (Fiction)
Unable to endure another moment with her insensitive husband and infuriating adult children, Atlanta wife Leslie Carter heads to the Carolina Lowcountry to reassess her life and ends up reconnecting with her first love, a man who awakens a realization in her that life is too short to settle for anything less than the best.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062132475

LEXICON by Max Barry (Thriller)
At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students are taught to persuade. They harness the hidden power of language to manipulate the mind and learn to break down individuals by psychographic markers in order to take control of their thoughts. The very best will graduate as “poets”: adept wielders of language who belong to a nameless organization that is as influential as it is secretive.
Penguin Books * 9780143125426

MICKEY AND WILLIE: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age by Allen Barra (Sports Biography)
Culturally, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were light-years apart. Yet they were nearly the same age and almost the same size, and they came to New York at the same time. They were both products of generations of baseball-playing families, for whom the game was the only escape from a lifetime of brutal manual labor. These two men shared a close personal friendship, and each was the only man who could truly understand the other's experience.
Three Rivers Press * 9780307716491

MRS. POE by Lynn Cullen (Historical Fiction)
Frances Osgood’s life is already complicated when she meets Edgar Allan Poe. Admiration, quickly followed by deep attraction, sends the two on a strange journey. Knowing they can’t have what their hearts both want, they deny their love and yet find themselves in a very complicated relationship that neither knows how to get out of --- or if they even want out.
Gallery Books * 9781476702926

ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW by Nathaniel Rich (Literary Thriller)
Mitchell Zukor is hired by a mysterious new financial consulting firm to calculate worst-case scenarios in the most intricate detail, and his schemes are sold to corporations to indemnify them against any future disasters. As Mitchell immerses himself in the mathematics of catastrophe, he loses touch with his last connection to reality: Elsa Bruner, a friend with her own apocalyptic secret. Just as Mitchell’s predictions reach a nightmarish crescendo, an actual worst-case scenario overtakes Manhattan. Mitchell is uniquely prepared to profit. But at what cost?
Picador * 9781250043641

THE OTHER TYPIST by Suzanne Rindell (Historical Fiction)
Rose Baker is a typist in a New York City Police Department precinct. It is 1923, and while she may hear every detail about shootings, knifings and murders, as soon as she leaves the interrogation room, she is once again the weaker sex. When glamorous Odalie joins the typing pool, Rose is drawn fully into Odalie’s high-stakes world. And soon her fascination with Odalie turns into an obsession from which she may never recover.
Berkley Trade * 9780425268421

PALE HORSES by Jassy Mackenzie (Mystery/Thriller)
Johannesburg, South Africa: At first, the case appears to be one of simple misadventure. Sonet Meintjies, a base jumper, falls to her death while attempting to parachute off a newly built 65-story skyscraper. But Sonet’s jumping partner insists that this was no accident, and he hires private investigator Jade de Jong to uncover the truth.
Soho Crime * 9781616953645

PARIS: THE NOVEL by Edward Rutherfurd (Historical Fiction)
In this breathtaking saga of love, war, art and intrigue, Edward Rutherfurd has set his sights on the most magnificent city in the world: Paris. Moving back and forth in time across centuries, the story unfolds through intimate and vivid tales of self-discovery, divided loyalties, passion, and long-kept secrets of characters both fictional and real, all set against the backdrop of the glorious city.
Ballantine Books * 9780345530769

A PLAIN MAN by Mary Ellis (Romance)
Paperback Original
When Caleb Beachy decides to return to the Amish lifestyle, he moves back home and goes to work for his father. Soon these two strong-willed men find themselves at odds. Josie Yoder gives Caleb hope for the future. She soothes his frayed temper and is determined to remind him that, while his faith may have wavered, God never left his side. Caleb is tempted to return Josie’s feelings, but the choices he made while away are a heavy burden on his conscience.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736949804

RAINY DAY DREAMS: Seattle Brides, Book 2 by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith (Romance)
Paperback Original
When the Burgert family moves to Seattle in 1852, Kathryn is convinced her father has destroyed her life. The backwoods settlement offers none of the comforts and culture she loves in San Francisco. She cares nothing for the new sawmill the townsfolk are so excited about. That is, until she meets Jason, a lumberjack with dreams for a bright future. As she comes to know Jason, Kathryn can’t help catching his vision. But the future they hope for is anything but secure.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736953498

THE ROAD TO TESTAMENT by Eva Marie Everson
Paperback Original
Ashlynne Rothschild is sent to Testament, North Carolina, to earn her chops as a reporter and unearths a story that could turn its people against her. Beneath the picturesque setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains, secrets are buried --- one secret in particular. Keeping it hidden would go against Ashlynne’s journalistic integrity, but publishing the story would hurt those she’s learned to love --- even her gruff, unapproachable boss, who harbors mysteries of his own.

Abingdon Press * 9781426757983 

SAUCER: SAVAGE PLANET by Stephen Coonts (Science Fiction)
Paperback Original
In a world turned upside down, it may be the arriving aliens who offer limitless possibilities. Young engineering student Rip Cantrell and ex-Air Force test pilot Charlotte “Charley” Pine face an incredible decision: Do they dare leave the safety of earth to travel into the great wilderness of the universe?
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250042002

A SENSIBLE ARRANGEMENT: Lone Star Brides, Book One by Tracie Peterson (Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
Marty Dandridge Olson answers an advertisement for a "Lone Star bride." She and her husband-to-be, Jake Wythe, agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience. When missing money and a collapsing economy threaten his job, Jake's yearning to return to ranching grows ever stronger, much to Marty's dismay. But a fondness has grown between them, further complicating matters.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764210587

SINCERELY YOURS: A Novella Collection by Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes and Ann Shorey (Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
In this collection of brand-new historical novellas, four young women find their lives altered after each receives a letter that sets her on a new path toward a changed life --- and perhaps lifelong love. From a Hudson River steamboat to a lush drawing room, from a carousel carver's workshop to a remote and controversial hospital, readers will love being swept into the lives of four young women who are making their way in the world and finding love where they least expect it.
Revell * 9780800722043

STARTING NOW: A Blossom Street Novel by Debbie Macomber (Romance)
Libby Morgan, who gave up everything for her legal career, has been laid off. With no prospects of a new job, she volunteers at a hospital, where she meets a handsome doctor who is a bit of a workaholic himself. At the yarn store on Blossom Street, Libby rediscovers the art of knitting. But just when everything is coming together, Libby is offered her old job back, forcing her to choose between what she thought she always wanted and what she knows matters most.
Ballantine Books * 9780345528834

STRANDED: A Maggie O'Dell Novel by Alex Kava
When FBI special agent Maggie O'Dell and her partner, Tully, discover the remains of a young woman in a highway ditch, the one clue left behind is a map that will send Maggie and Tully on a frantic hunt crisscrossing the country to stop a madman before he kills again. As the body count rises, she turns to a former foe for help. As she gets closer to finding the killer, it becomes eerily clear that Maggie is the ultimate target.

Anchor * 9780307947710 

TAYLOR'S GIFT: A Courageous Story of Giving Life and Renewing Hope by Todd and Tara Storch, with Jennifer Schuchmann (Memoir)
2013 Books for a Better Life Award Winner (Inspirational Memoir)
In March 2010, 13-year-old Taylor Storch's life was tragically cut short by a skiing accident. With only a few minutes to consider their options, her grieving family made the life-changing decision to donate her organs. Over the course of the next two years, Tara and Todd Storch connected with four of the five people who now live because of Taylor's gift. And through these encounters, the Storches have discovered unexpected blessings that are changing countless lives.

Revell Books * 9780800722876

From a debut author already praised by Colum McCann as a "profound and necessary new voice" comes a novel about two women adrift in New York --- an Iraqi Jewish widow and the latchkey daughter of a chef --- who find each other and a new kind of family through their shared love of cooking.
Mariner Books * 9780544289734

UNWRITTEN by Charles Martin (Fiction)
Father Steady Capri knows quite a bit about helping others. But he is afraid Katie Quinn's problems may be beyond his abilities. Katie is a world-famous actress with an all-too-familiar story. Fame seems to have driven her to self-destruct. Steady knows that the true cause of her desire to end her life is buried too deeply for him to reach. However, there is one person who still may be able to save her from herself.
Center Street * 9781455503964

WHAT FOLLOWS AFTER by Dan Walsh (Romance)
Paperback Original
In October 1962, Colt Harrison and his little brother, Timmy, hatched a plan. They would run away from their Florida home, head for their aunt's house in Savannah, Georgia, and refuse to come home until their parents got back together. But things go terribly, terribly wrong. Colt's mother and father must come to grips with years of neglect and mistrust in order to recover their beloved sons, their love for one another, and their broken marriage.
Revell * 9780800721206

THE WHITE PRINCESS by Philippa Gregory (Historical Fiction)
Henry Tudor must marry the princess of the enemy house, Elizabeth of York, to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades. But his bride is still in love with his slain enemy, Richard III --- and her mother and half of England dream of a missing heir, sent into the unknown by the White Queen. When a young man who would be king invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother.
Touchstone * 9781451626100

On Sale the Week of April 7th in Hardcover

April 7th

FAMILY LIFE by Akhil Sharma
We meet the Mishra family in Delhi in 1978, where eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother, Birju, are waiting for the day when their plane tickets will arrive and they and their mother can fly across the world and join their father in America. Life is extraordinary until tragedy strikes, leaving one brother severely brain-damaged and the other lost and virtually orphaned in a strange land. Ajay prays to a God he envisions as Superman, longing to find his place amid the ruins of his family’s new life.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393060058

April 8th

ACTS OF GOD: Stories by Ellen Gilchrist (Fiction/Short Stories)
Ellen Gilchrist’s first collection of short stories since 2005 consists of 10 pieces that take place in the American South, mainly in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Her characters are good-hearted Southerners, many of them wealthy, who are forced to confront life’s toughest challenges --- from natural disasters to terrorist threats to multiple sclerosis and untimely death --- and who emerge from each experience with a renewed belief in the goodness of human nature.
Algonquin Books * 9781616201104

ASTONISH ME by Maggie Shipstead (Fiction)
Joan is a young American dancer who helps a Soviet ballet star, the great Arslan Rusakov, defect in 1975. A flash of fame and a passionate love affair follow, but she knows that she’s destined to remain in the background. After her relationship with Arslan sours, she plots to make a new life for herself. Years later, however, Joan is pulled back into a world she thought she’d left behind --- back into dangerous secrets and, inevitably, to Arslan.
Knopf * 9780307962904

CARNAL CURIOSITY: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods (Thriller)
When Manhattan’s elite are beset by a series of clever crimes --- and Stone Barrington is a material witness --- he and his former partner, Dino Bacchetti, find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud. As Stone and Dino delve deeper into their investigation, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have some intimate ties to Stone…and that the biggest heist is still to come.
Putnam Adult * 9780399164163

I PITY THE POOR IMMIGRANT by Zachary Lazar (Fiction)
In 1972, the American gangster Meyer Lansky petitions the Israeli government for citizenship. His request is denied, and he is returned to the U.S. to stand trial. He leaves behind a mistress in Tel Aviv, a Holocaust survivor named Gila Konig. In 2009, American journalist Hannah Groff travels to Israel to investigate the killing of an Israeli writer. As she connects the dots between the murdered writer, Lansky, Gila and her own father, Hannah becomes increasingly obsessed with the dark side of her heritage.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316254038

IN PARADISE by Peter Matthiessen (Fiction)
In the winter of 1996, more than a hundred individuals gather at the site of a former concentration camp for a weeklong retreat. They will offer prayer and witness at the crematoria, while eating and sleeping in the quarters of the Nazi officers who sent more than a million Jews to their deaths. Clements Olin, an American academic of Polish descent, is forced to abandon his observer’s role and embrace a history his family has long suppressed.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594633171

THE INTERN'S HANDBOOK by Shane Kuhn (Thriller)
John Lago infiltrates top-level companies and assassinates crooked executives while disguised as an intern. He is currently interning at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, hired to assassinate one of the firm’s heavily guarded partners. He is pitted against the toughest --- and sexiest --- adversary he’s ever faced: an FBI agent assigned to take down the same law partner he’s been assigned to kill.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476733807

KEEP QUIET by Lisa Scottoline (Psychological Suspense)
Jake Buckman picks up his 16-year-old son, Ryan, at their suburban movie theater. On the way home, Ryan asks to drive on a deserted road, and Jake sees it as a chance to make a connection. However, what starts as a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns into a nightmare. Tragedy strikes, and with Ryan’s entire future hanging in the balance, Jake is forced to make a split-second decision that plunges them both into a world of guilt and lies.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250010094

LEAN IN: FOR GRADUATES by Sheryl Sandberg (Business/Self-Help)
Expanded and updated exclusively for graduates just entering the workforce, this edition of LEAN IN includes a letter to graduates from Sheryl Sandberg and six additional chapters from experts offering advice on finding and getting the most out of a first job; résumé writing; best interviewing practices; negotiating your salary; listening to your inner voice; owning who you are; and leaning in for millennial men.
Knopf * 9780385353670

LEARNING TO WALK IN THE DARK by Barbara Brown Taylor (Christian Life/Personal Growth)
Barbara Brown Taylor has become increasingly uncomfortable with our tendency to associate all that is good with lightness and all that is evil and dangerous with darkness. Doesn’t God work in the nighttime as well? In LEARNING TO WALK IN THE DARK, Taylor asks us to put aside our fears and anxieties and to explore all that God has to teach us “in the dark.”
HarperOne * 9780062024350

LIVING WITH A WILD GOD: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything by Barbara Ehrenreich (Memoir)
In middle age, Barbara Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny --- or, as she later learned to call them, "mystical" --- experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search.
Twelve * 9781455501762

MIMI MALLOY, AT LAST! by Julia MacDonnell (Fiction)
When an MRI reveals that Mimi Malloy’s brain is filled with black spots --- areas of atrophy, her doctor says --- the prospect of living out her days in an “Old Timer’s facility” starts to look like more than just an idea at the top of her eldest daughter’s to-do list. Yet as Mimi prepares to take a stand, she stumbles upon an old pendant, and her memory starts to return --- specifically, recollections of a shockingly painful childhood, her long-lost sister, and the wicked stepmother she swore to forget.
Picador * 9781250041548

NIGHT DIVER by Elizabeth Lowell (Romantic Suspense)
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell plunges into the adventurous and deadly world of underwater treasure hunters in a heart-stopping tale that superbly combines atmosphere, action, romance and suspense.
William Morrow * 9780062132826

NOW YOU SEE ME: How I Forgave the Unforgivable by Kathy Sanders (Memoir)
Kathy Sanders's life was changed forever when a bomb exploded, killing her two grandsons. For months, Kathy wondered if the God she'd worshipped all her life even existed. After battling bitterness and contemplating suicide, she turned to the Lord and asked what He'd have her do. The answer was clear: Forgive your enemies. Thus Kathy forged a friendship with Terry Nichols, one of the men convicted in the bombing, via phone conversations, letters, and even face-to-face meetings.
FaithWords * 9781455526192

THE PLOVER by Brian Doyle (Fiction)
Declan O Donnell has sailed out of Oregon and deep into the vast, wild ocean, finally having had enough of other people and their problems. But the galaxy soon presents him with a string of odd, entertaining and dangerous passengers, who become companions of every sort and stripe. THE PLOVER is the story of their adventures and misadventures in the immense blue country one of their company calls Pacifica.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250034779

THE SHADOW QUEEN by Sandra Gulland (Historical Fiction)
From the author of the beloved Josephine B. Trilogy comes a spellbinding novel inspired by the true story of a young woman who rises from poverty to become confidante to the most powerful, provocative and dangerous woman in the 17th century French court: the mistress of the charismatic Sun King.
Doubleday * 9780385537520

THINGS I SHOULD HAVE TOLD MY DAUGHTER: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs by Pearl Cleage (Memoir)
In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a bestselling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit. But there was a time when such stellar success seemed like a dream. In this revelatory and deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the 1970s and ’80s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft amid personal and professional tumult.
Atria Books * 9781451664690

UPDIKE by Adam Begley (Biography)
In this eye-opening, authoritative biography, Adam Begley offers a captivating portrait of John Updike, the author who saw himself as a literary spy in small-town and suburban America. Drawing on in-depth archival research, as well as interviews with the writer's family, friends and colleagues, Begley explores how Updike's fiction was shaped by his tumultuous personal life.
Harper * 9780061896453

THE WORD EXCHANGE by Alena Graedon
(Dystopian/Technological Thriller)
Set in New York in a not-so-distant future where the long predicted "death of print" has finally become a reality, THE WORD EXCHANGE revolves around Anana Johnson, whose father Doug is an anti-intellectual hard at work on the final edition of the North American Dictionary of the English Language (NADEL). One evening, Doug disappears from the NADEL offices, leaving a single written clue: ALICE --- a code word he and Anna devised to signal if one of them ever fell into harm's way.
Doubleday * 9780385537650

YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN: No Matter What, It's Never Too Late by Joyce Meyer
(Christian Life/Personal Growth)
Throughout the Bible, God delights in turning tragic endings into new beginnings. Every biblical fresh start reveals the amazing, awe-inspiring hope we have for our own new beginnings in God's plan for our lives. In YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN, Joyce Meyer explores the beauty and infinite supply of God's love and grace. Through inspiring stories, Scriptural principles, and her classic practical, life-application approach, Joyce powerfully demonstrates that God isn't done with you yet.
FaithWords * 9781455517411
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April 7th

A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED by Dara Horn (Fiction)
Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an application that records everything its users do. When an Egyptian library invites her to visit as a consultant, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to go. But in Egypt’s postrevolutionary chaos, Josie is abducted --- leaving Judith free to take over Josie’s life at home, including her husband and daughter, while Josie’s talent for preserving memories becomes a surprising test of her empathy and her only means of escape.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393348880

THE LAST SUMMER OF THE CAMPERDOWNS by Elizabeth Kelly (Historical Fiction)
It’s 1972, and Riddle James Camperdown’s father is running for office from the family compound in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Between Camp’s desire to toughen her up and his wife Greer’s demand for glamour, Riddle has her hands full juggling her eccentric parents. When she accidentally witnesses a crime close to home, her confusion and fear keep her silent. As the summer unfolds, the consequences of her silence multiply.
Liveright * 9780871407450

April 8th

THE ABOMINATION: Book One of the Carnivia Trilogy by Jonathan Holt (Mystery/Thriller)
By the stunning white dome of one of Venice’s grandest landmarks, a body with two slugs in the back of the head has been pulled from the icy waters. The victim is a woman, dressed in the sacred robes of a Catholic priest --- a desecration that becomes known as the Abomination. Working her first murder case, Captain Kat Tapo embarks on a trail that proves as elusive and complicated as the city’s labyrinthine backstreets.
Bourbon Street Books * 9780062267016

THE ASTOR ORPHAN: A Memoir by Alexandra Aldrich (Memoir)
Alexandra Aldrich, a direct descendant of John Jacob Astor, tells the story of her eccentric, fractured family; her 1980s childhood of bohemian neglect in the squalid attic of Rokeby, the family’s Hudson Valley Mansion; and her brave escape from the clan. Aldrich reaches back to the Gilded Age when the Astor legacy began to come undone, leaving the Aldrich branch of the family penniless and squabbling over what was left.
Ecco * 9780062207951

BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo (Social Science)
Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, residents are electric with hope. In BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS, the lives of four ambitious Annawadians intertwine --- but tragedy and terror may destroy their dreams.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812979329

THE BURGESS BOYS by Elizabeth Strout (Fiction)
Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their hometown. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister urgently calls them home. And so Jim and Bob return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812979510

THE COLD SONG by Linn Ullmann (Mystery)
Paperback Original
When Milla is hired as a nanny to allow Siri to work her long hours at the restaurant she owns and her husband, Jon, to supposedly meet the deadline on his book, life in their idyllic summer community takes a dire turn. One rainy July night, Milla disappears without a trace. After her remains are discovered and a suspect is identified, everyone who had any connection with her feels implicated in the tragedy and haunted by what they could have done to prevent it.
Other Press * 9781590516676

HEART OF PALM by Laura Lee Smith (Fiction)
Utina, Florida is a small, down-at-heels southern town about to meet the tide of an economic growth that it hasn't seen in decades. The Bravos, a local family held together in equal measure by love, unspoken blame, and tenuously brokered truces, have been complacent with the stagnant ways of the sleepy town. So when opportunity knocks, tempers ignite, secrets are unearthed, and each of the Bravos is forced to confront the tragedies of their shared past.
Grove Press * 9780802121035

I CAN'T COMPLAIN: (All Too) Personal Essays by Elinor Lipman (Essays)
In her two decades of writing, Elinor Lipman has populated her fictional universe with characters so utterly real that we feel like they’re old friends. Now she shares an even more intimate world with us --- her own --- in essays that offer a candid, charming take on modern life. Looking back and forging ahead, she considers the subjects that matter most: childhood and condiments, long marriage and solo living, career and politics.
Mariner Books * 9780544227903

THE INNOCENCE GAME by Michael Harvey (Thriller)
The first day of class for graduate students Ian Joyce and Sarah Gold starts like any other --- until a fellow student, Jake Havens, pulls a wrinkled envelope from his backpack. Inside is a bloodstained scrap of shirt from a boy murdered 14 years ago and an anonymous note taking credit for the killing. The only problem is that the alleged murderer is already dead. Suddenly, the class has a new assignment: find the real killer.
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard* 9780345802552

THE INVISIBLE GIRLS: A Memoir by Sarah Thebarge (Memoir)
After nearly dying of cancer in her 20s, Sarah Thebarge fled her successful career, her Ivy League education and a failed relationship, and started over on the West Coast, hoping to quietly pick up the pieces of her broken life. Then she met Hadhi and her five daughters, Somali refugees utterly lost in their new, unfamiliar world. In helping this destitute family, Sarah herself found healing and meaning.
Jericho Books * 9781455523924

THE KILL ROOM: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver (Thriller)
The nation's most renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate the murder of an American citizen who was targeted by the US government and assassinated in the Bahamas. While his partner, Amelia Sachs, traces the victim's steps in Manhattan, Rhyme leaves the city to pursue the sniper himself. As details of the case start to emerge, the pair discovers that not all is what it seems.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455517084

LEAVING EVERYTHING MOST LOVED: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear (Historical Mystery)
A young Indian woman has been shot, and the redoubtable Maisie Dobbs is on the case. In Jacqueline Winspear’s 10th historical mystery, the victim is an emigrant torn between two worlds, and she echoes the perplexing choice facing Maisie herself: settle down with a good man, or seek her destiny in a quest far from home.
Harper Perennial * 9780062049612

PARENTING THE WHOLEHEARTED CHILD: Captivating Your Child's Heart with God's Extravagant Grace by Jeannie Cunnion (Parenting)
Paperback Original
Are you exhausted from the pressure to be a perfect parent raising perfect children in this imperfect world? Do you ever wonder, "How did these precious children get stuck with a parent like me?" If so, let these grace-drenched pages saturate your heart with God's unfailing love while also equipping you to be a vessel of God's unconditional love to your children.
Zondervan * 9780310340843

POPPET: A Jack Caffery Thriller by Mo Hayder (Thriller)
Everything goes according to procedure when a patient, Isaac, is released into the community from a high-security mental health ward. But when the staff realizes that he was connected to a series of unexplained episodes of self-harm amongst the ward's patients, and furthermore that he was released in error, they call on Detective Jack Caffery to investigate. Will the terrifying little effigies Isaac made explain the incidents around the ward, or provide the clue Caffery needs to predict what he has planned?
Grove Press * 9780802121080

TAPESTRY OF FORTUNES by Elizabeth Berg (Fiction)
Cecilia Ross is looking for a change. She has decided to take time off from her job as a successful motivational speaker and sell her home. She moves into a beautiful old house in St. Paul, Minnesota, complete with a big front porch, a wild garden, a chef's kitchen --- and three roommates. The four women are different ages, but all are feeling restless, and want to take a road trip to find again the people and things they miss.
Ballantine Books * 9780345533791

THE VICTORY SEASON: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball's Golden Age by Robert Weintraub (Sports/History)
In the spring of 1946, with World War II finally over, hundreds of baseball's stars were coming home. It proved to be one of the most memorable seasons in history, capped with a thrilling seven-game World Series. And a new era began, with Jackie Robinson making his professional debut. Robert Weintraub brings to life little-known tales from the war years, including the "world series" service members played in an abandoned Hitler Youth stadium in the fall of 1945.
Back Bay Books * 9780316205894

THE VIEW FROM PENTHOUSE B by Elinor Lipman (Fiction)
Unexpectedly widowed Gwen-Laura Schmidt is still mourning her husband when her older sister Margot invites her to join forces as roommates in Margot’s luxurious Village apartment. Gwen also brings on a third boarder, the handsome, cupcake-baking Anthony. As the three swap money-making schemes and timid Gwen ventures back out into the dating world, the arrival of Margot’s paroled ex in the efficiency apartment downstairs creates not just complications but the chance for all sorts of unexpected forgiveness.
Mariner Books * 9780544228078

WALKING WITH JACK: A Father's Journey to Become His Son's Caddie by Don J. Snyder (Memoir)
Don Snyder and his young son, Jack, made a pact: if one day Jack became good enough to play on the pro golf tour, Don would be his caddie. Years later, Jack was a standout college golfer, and Don moved to St. Andrews, Scotland, to learn from the best caddies in the world. Finally, Don and Jack reunited --- and confronted the challenges of a father-son relationship that had inevitably changed since the days when their journey began.
Anchor * 9780307951120

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