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April 8, 2014

April 8, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of April 7th and April 14th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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/Adventure)
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
On Sale the Week of April 7th in Paperback

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
On Sale the Week of April 14th in Hardcover

April 14th

A BROKEN HALLELUJAH: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen
by Liel Leibovitz (Music)
Why is it that Leonard Cohen receives the sort of reverence we reserve for a precious few living artists? Why are his songs, three or four decades after their original release, suddenly gracing the charts, blockbuster movie sound tracks, and television singing competitions? These are two of the questions at the heart of A BROKEN HALLELUJAH, a meditation on the singer, his music, and the ideas and beliefs at its core.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393082050

April 15th

by Hilary Davidson (Thriller)
Dominique Monaghan just wanted to get even with her two-timing, married boyfriend, a washed-up boxer stuck in a toxic marriage to a dangerously spoiled socialite. However, an elaborate blackmail scheme soon lands her in the middle of an unexpected kidnapping…and attempted murder. But who is actually out to kill whom?
Forge Books * 9780765333544

by Mona Simpson
From the acclaimed and award-winning author of ANYWHERE BUT HERE and MY HOLLYWOOD comes a powerful new novel about a young boy’s quest to uncover the mysteries of his unraveling family. What he discovers turns out to be what he least wants to know: the inner workings of his parents’ lives. And even then he can’t stop searching.
Knopf * 9780385351416

THE COLLECTOR by Nora Roberts (Romantic Suspense)
When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn’t capable of violence, so he recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Their investigation draws them into a rarified circle where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession.
Putnam Adult * 9780399164453

by Laura Griffin (Romantic Suspense)
While on leave from her job, police detective Andrea Finch gets an urgent call from her younger brother. Her search for answers takes her to a dusty Texas border town where danger lurks in plain sight. FBI agent Jon North is working undercover in west Texas investigating an unsolved murder that may be linked to a broader plot. But when the evidence points to Andrea’s brother, Jon finds that persuading the stubborn cop to help will be harder than cracking his toughest case.
Gallery Books * 9781451689341

by John F. Kasson (Biography)
Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions and shaped their collective character for generations to come. Cultural historian John F. Kasson shows how the most famous, adored, imitated and commodified child in the world astonished movie goers, created a new international culture of celebrity, and revolutionized the role of children as consumers.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393240795

by Val McDermid (Fiction)
Internationally bestselling crime writer Val McDermid has riveted millions of readers worldwide with her acutely suspenseful, psychologically complex, seamlessly plotted thrillers. In NORTHANGER ABBEY, she delivers her own witty, updated take on Austen’s classic novel about a young woman whose visit to the stately home of a well-to-do acquaintance stirs her most macabre imaginings.
Grove Press * 9780802123015

by Tatiana de Rosnay (Fiction)
At 24, Nicolas Duhamel stumbled upon a troubling secret about his family. In shock, he embarked on a journey to uncover the truth, but the answers wouldn’t come easily. Nicolas then began writing a novel that was met with phenomenal success. But now, years later, he must reexamine everything he thought he knew, as he learns that, however deeply buried, the secrets of the past always find a way out.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250045133

by Marc Guggenheim (Legal Thriller)
Alex Garnett has spent his life in the shadow of his father, a former Chief of Staff and Solicitor General to two presidents who's been responsible for getting Alex every job he ever had, including his latest: attorney for the CIA. However, a seemingly routine litigation leads to a series of unexpected events, including poison, kidnapping, torture and murder. As casualties pile up, it becomes clear Alex is the final target in someone's blood-soaked attempts to cover their tracks.
Mulholland Books * 9780316212472

POSTCARDS FROM COOKIE: A Memoir of Motherhood, Miracles, and a Whole Lot of Mail
by Caroline Clarke
Award-winning journalist and host of Black "Enterprise" Business Report Caroline Clarke has penned a moving memoir of her surprise discovery of her birthmother --- Cookie Cole, the daughter of Nat King Cole --- and the relationship that blossomed between them through the heartfelt messages they exchanged on hundreds of postcards.
Harper * 9780062103178

SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing
by Nina Sankovitch
Nina Sankovitch’s son is heading off to Harvard, and she hopes that he will write to her, as she wrote to her mother. But times have changed. Before Nina can persuade her child of the value of letters, she must first understand for herself exactly what it is about letters that make them so significant --- and just why she wants to receive letters from her son. So she sets off on a quest through the history of letter writing.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451687156

by Sean Madigan Hoen
Eighteen-year-old Sean Madigan Hoen was struggling to keep his involvement in the city’s hardcore punk scene a secret from his family. Then he learned that his father, too, had a second life --- as a crack addict. SONGS ONLY YOU KNOW begins in the '90s and spans a decade during which the family fights to hold itself together. The closer Sean comes to realizing his musical dream, the further he drifts from his family and himself.
Soho Press * 9781616953362

STAND STRONG: You Can Overcome Bullying (and Other Stuff That Keeps You Down)
by Nick Vujicic
With no arms, no legs and no defense, Nick Vujicic was once a bully’s target and knows what it feels like to be picked on and pushed around: It makes your stomach hurt, gives you nightmares, and feels like there is no hope in sight. But Nick shows how you too can overcome and rise above bullying. You can stand up to the challenge, because you have greater power over your feelings and your life than you may think!
WaterBrook Press * 9780307730930

In 1924, the English mountaineer Ashley Walsingham dies attempting to summit Mount Everest, leaving his fortune to his former lover, Imogen Soames-Andersson. But because she can’t be found, the estate remains unclaimed. Nearly 80 years later, it is discovered that a young American named Tristan Campbell could be the estate’s rightful heir. If Tristan can prove he is Imogen’s descendant, the inheritance will be his. But with only weeks before Ashley’s trust expires, Tristan must hurry to find the evidence he needs.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476704586

by Elizabeth Haynes (Mystery)
In the crisp, early hours of an autumn morning, the police are called to investigate two deaths. The first is a suspected murder at a farm on the outskirts of a small village. The second is a reported suicide at a nearby quarry. As Detective Chief Inspector Louisa Smith and her team gather evidence, they discover a shocking link between the two cases and the two deaths --- a bond that sealed their terrible fates one cold night, under a silent moon.
Harper * 9780062276025

by Samantha Hayes (Thriller)
When Claudia hires Zoe to help her around the house in anticipation of her baby’s arrival, it seems like the answer to her prayers. But there's something about Zoe that Claudia cannot trust. Moreover, there has been a series of violent attacks on pregnant women in the area, and Claudia becomes acutely aware of her vulnerability. As she digs deeper into Zoe’s blurry past, Claudia begins to wonder how far someone would go to have a child of her own.
Crown * 9780804136891

by Eric Jerome Dickey (Romantic Suspense)
The Trinidad contract was supposed to be simple: to make a living man become a dead man. When the job goes bad, there is nowhere for agent MX-401, known as Reaper, to hide from the fearsome local warlords, the Laventille Killers. Her employers, the Barbarians, send her to Barbados with the LK’s in hot pursuit of the woman who took many of their own. While she trawls for low-profile assignments, Reaper discovers that family ties run deep, on both sides of the fight.
Dutton Adult * 9780525954279

On Sale the Week of April 14th in Paperback

April 14th

FOOLS: Stories
by Joan Silber
(Fiction/Short Stories)
When is it wise to be a fool for something? What makes people want to be better than they are? The characters in Joan Silber’s new story collection tackle this question head-on. Vera, the shy, anarchist daughter of missionary parents, leaves her family for love and activism in New York. A generation later, her own doubting daughter insists on the truth of being of two minds, even in marriage. The adulterous son of a Florida hotel owner steals money from his family and departs for Paris, where he takes up with a young woman and finds himself outsmarted in turn.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393348897

April 15th

by Katie Ganshert
Paperback Original
Ivy Clark is a model who moves to the quaint island town of Greenbrier, South Carolina, to be the new face of her stepmother’s bridal wear line. If only her tenuous future didn’t rest in the hands of Davis Knight, her mysterious new photographer. Not only did he walk away from the kind of success Ivy longs for to work maintenance at a local church, he treats her differently than any man ever has. Somehow, Davis sees through the facade she works so hard to maintain.
WaterBrook Press * 9781601425904

by Andrew Sean Greer
After the death of her beloved twin brother and the abandonment of her long-time lover, Greta Wells undergoes electroshock therapy. Over the course of the treatment, Greta finds herself repeatedly sent to 1918, 1941, and back to the present. In these other worlds, Greta finds her brother alive and well --- though fearfully masking his true personality. And her former lover is now her devoted husband. But will he be unfaithful to her in this life as well?
Ecco * 9780062213792

THE LITTLE WAY OF RUTHIE LEMING: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life
by Rod Dreher
Rod Dreher, a Philadelphia journalist, returns to his hometown in the wake of his younger sister Ruthie's death. He begins to wonder whether the ordinary life Ruthie led was in fact a path of hidden grandeur, even spiritual greatness, concealed within the modest life of a mother and teacher. In order to explore this revelation, Dreher and his wife decide to have their three children grow up amidst the rituals that had defined his family for five generations.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455521890

by Liza Marklund
Paperback Original
An intruder brutally murders an entire family, and newspaper reporter Annika Bengtzon must fly there to report on the case. Upon arrival, she discovers that a fifth family member is unaccounted for. Soon, the killers are found, but they too have met their demise. Amid a culture weighed down by drug smuggling and money laundering, Annika must try to find the missing girl before it’s too late.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781451607031

THE PELICAN BRIDE: Gulf Coast Chronicles, Book 1
by Beth White
(Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
It is 1704 when Frenchwoman Geneviève Gaillain and her sister board the frigate Pélican bound for the distant Louisiana colony. Both have promised to marry one of the rough men toiling in this strange new world in order to escape suffering in the old. When Geneviève falls in love with Tristan Lanier, an expatriate cartographer-turned-farmer whose checkered past is shrouded in mystery, Geneviève realizes that even in this land of liberty one is not guaranteed peace.
Revell * 9780800721978

by Lori Benton
(Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
In an act of brave defiance, Tamsen Littlejohn escapes the life her harsh stepfather has forced upon her. Forsaking security and an arranged marriage, she enlists frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina. But shedding her old life doesn’t come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307731494

SPIRITUAL MISFIT: A Memoir of Uneasy Faith by Michelle DeRusha
Paperback Original
After 20 years of unbelief, estranged from her childhood faith and ultimately from God, Michelle DeRusha unexpectedly found herself wrestling hard with questions of spirituality --- and deeply frustrated by the lack of clear answers. Until she realized that the questions themselves paved a way for faith. SPIRITUAL MISFIT chronicles Michelle's journey toward an understanding that belief and doubt can coexist.
Convergent Books * 9781601425324

SPOKEN FOR: Embracing Who You Are and Whose You Are by Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke
(Christian Life/Spiritual Growth)
Paperback Original
In SPOKEN FOR, Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke speak to your heart about what it means for you to belong to Christ, who you are because of His love, and how that affects the way you live. Drawing on biblical promises and their personal experiences, these two friends share what it’s like to live out God’s unfolding love story.
Multnomah Books * 9781601425973

by Richard Paul Evans

After the death of his beloved wife and the loss of his advertising business and home, Alan Christoffersen is a broken man. Leaving everything he knows, he sets out on an extraordinary cross-country journey --- from Seattle to Key West. Along the way, Alan meets people who teach him lessons about love, sacrifice and forgiveness. But in St. Louis, Alan faces another life-changing crisis, putting the journey in jeopardy.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451628302

by Ivy Pochoda
It’s summertime in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue-collar dockside neighborhood. June and Val, two 15-year-olds, take a raft out onto the bay at night to see what they can see. And then they disappear. Only Val will survive, washed ashore and semi-conscious in the weeds. This shocking event will echo through the lives of a diverse cast of Red Hook residents. Val contends with the shadow of her missing friend and a truth she buries deep inside.
Dennis Lehane Books/Ecco * 9780062249906

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