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April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of April 21st and April 28th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of April 21st in Hardcover

April 22nd

50 CHILDREN: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany
by Steven Pressman
Based on the acclaimed HBO documentary, 50 CHILDREN is the astonishing true story of how one American couple transported 50 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939 --- the single largest group of unaccompanied refugee children allowed into the United States.
Harper * 9780062237477

by Francine Rivers
(Historical Fiction)
To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she’s paid to finally feel like she’s somebody. Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what’s expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes. But fame comes at an awful price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted.
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. * 9781414368184

by Maeve Binchy
The late Maeve Binchy imagined a street in Dublin with many characters coming and going, and every once in a while she would write about one of these people. She would then put it in a drawer; "for the future," she would say. The future is now. Across town from St. Jarlath’s Crescent, featured in MINDING FRANKIE, is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors, we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations and sensibilities.
Knopf * 9780385351850

by Robin Roberts with Veronica Chambers
With grace, heart and humor, Robin Roberts writes about overcoming breast cancer only to learn five years later that she will need a bone marrow transplant to combat a rare blood disorder, the grief and heartbreak she suffered when her mother passed away, her triumphant return to “Good Morning America” after her medical leave, and the tremendous support and love of her family and friends that saw her through her difficult times.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455578450

by Andrew Gross
When Hilary Blum stops to help a car that slammed into a tree, she discovers the driver dead --- and a satchel stuffed with a half a million dollars. That money could prevent her family's ruin and keep her special needs son in school. In an instant, this honest, achieving woman who has always done the responsible thing makes a decision that puts her in the center of a maelstrom of dark consequences and life-threatening recriminations.
William Morrow * 9780061656002

by Mark Alpert
For centuries, the Furies have lived among us. They’re human just like us, except for a rare genetic mutation that they’ve hidden from the rest of the world for hundreds of years. Now, a chance encounter with a beautiful woman named Ariel has led John Rogers into the middle of a secret war among the Furies. Ariel needs John’s help in the battle between a rebellious faction of the clan and their elders. The grand prize in this war is a chance to remake the human race.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250021359

LOVE, NINA: A Nanny Writes Home
by Nina Stibbe
In 1982, 20-year-old Nina Stibbe moved to London to work as a nanny to two opinionated and lively young boys. In frequent letters home to her sister, Nina described her trials and triumphs. Dinner table discussions cover the gamut, from the greats of English literature, to swearing in German, to sexually transmitted diseases. There's no end to what Nina can learn from these boys (rude words) and their broad-minded mother (the who's who of literary London).
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316243391

by Francine Prose
(Historical Fiction)
Paris in the 1920s shimmers with excitement, dissipation and freedom. At the Chameleon Club, the striking Lou Villars, an extraordinary athlete and scandalous cross-dressing lesbian, finds refuge among the club’s loyal denizens, including the rising Hungarian photographer Gabor Tsenyi, the socialite and art patron Baroness Lily de Rossignol, and the caustic American writer Lionel Maine. As the years pass, their fortunes --- and the world itself --- evolve.
Harper * 9780061713781

by Krista Bremer
Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer would not have been able to imagine her life today: married to a Libyan-born Muslim, raising two children with Arabic names in the American South. Nor could she have imagined the prejudice she would encounter or the profound ways her marriage would change her perception of the world. MY ACCIDENTAL JIHAD explores what it means to open our hearts to another culture and to embrace our own.
Algonquin Books * 9781616200688

by Erin Duffy
Six months ago, Abby's longtime boyfriend-turned-fiancé, Ben, dumped her on Facebook while she was trying on dresses for the big day. Her best friend, Grace, devises a plan to get Abby back on her game. But no matter where they go, Abby and Grace discover that in this era of social media --- when seemingly everyone is preserving every last detail of their lives online --- there is no real escape.
William Morrow * 9780062205742

by Jenny Milchman
(Psychological Thriller)
When Liz Daniels discovers that her husband, Paul, has kidnapped their two children, she throws herself into the search for them. Her investigation uncovers a disturbing incident from Paul's past, and she begins receiving ominous threats, warning her to stay away. Liz digs deeper into his secrets --- only to discover that his plans are far more extreme than she ever could have imagined.
Ballantine Books * 9780345549075

by Christopher Moore
Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from the Queen of Britain: the rascal-Fool Pocket. This trio of cunning plotters have lured Pocket to a dark dungeon, promising an evening of sprits and debauchery. But this Fool is no fool…and he has more than a few tricks (and hand gestures) up his sleeve.
William Morrow * 9780061779763

SOUL KEEPING: Caring for the Most Important Part of You
by John Ortberg
(Christian Life/Spiritual Growth)
The soul is the key to our lives, binding our heart, our mind, and our spirit together --- yet what is it, really? In SOUL KEEPING, John Ortberg takes a popular, story-filled approach to the subject of what our soul is and how we can care for it in a world that often forgets it exists in each one of us, waiting to be nurtured.
Zondervan * 9780310275961

by David Baldacci
The President knows it's a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455521203

by Elizabeth McCracken
(Fiction/Short Stories)
At the center of Elizabeth McCracken's extraordinary stories is often a jagged space left by loss: a neighborhood is haunted by a child's ghost, a library staff grapples with the mystery of a patron's death, a corner store manager obsesses over a missing woman, a son absconds forever with his parents' savings. But equally present in this new story collection --- McCracken's first in 20 years --- are passion, charm, humor and joy.
The Dial Press * 9780385335775

by Lauren Francis-Sharma
(Historical Fiction)
Young Marcia Garcia, a gifted and smart-mouthed 16-year-old seamstress, lives alone, raising two small boys and guarding a family secret. When she meets Farouk Karam, an ambitious young policeman, the risks and rewards in Marcia’s life amplify forever. The novel follows Marcia and Farouk from their amusing and passionate courtship through personal and historical events that threaten Marcia’s secret, entangle the couple and their children in a scandal, and endanger the future for all of them.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805098037

On Sale the Week of April 21st in Paperback

April 22nd

18 IN AMERICA: A Young Golfer's Epic Journey to Find the Essence of the Game
by Dylan Dethier
Two months before his freshman year was set to begin, 17-year-old Dylan Dethier deferred admission to Williams College. With the reluctant blessing of his parents, he set out to play a round of golf in each of the lower 48 states. What began as the teenage wanderlust of a sheltered New England kid became a journey into America’s heart and soul, to “figure out where --- and why --- golf fit in” and what it means to be a young man today.
Scribner * 9781451693645

by Joyce Maynard
Loosely inspired by the Trailside Killer case that terrorized Marin County, California, in the late 1970s, AFTER HER is a poignant, suspenseful and painfully real family saga that traces a young girl's first explorations of sexuality, the loss of innocence, the bond shared by sisters, and the tender but damaged relationship between a girl and her father that endures even beyond the grave.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062257406

by Dave Eggers
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful Internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime --- even as life beyond work grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
Vintage * 9780345807298

by Aimee Bender
(Fiction/Short Stories)
This latest volume of tales by the bestselling author of THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE features characters who pursue connections through love, sex and family, including a golden-haired girl who appears in an orchard to apple-eating attendants, a woman who cannot resume normal life after sharing a fantasy with her husband, and an unattractive woman who stays with her ogre husband after he accidentally eats their children.
Anchor * 9780307744197

by Christina Schwarz
(Historical Fiction)
Trudy has been raised to marry her childhood friend and assume a life of bourgeois comfort in Milwaukee. She knows she should be pleased, but is restless instead, yearning for something she lacks even the vocabulary to articulate. When she falls in love with enigmatic and ambitious Oskar, she believes she has found her escape from the banality of her preordained life. But escape turns out to be more fraught than Trudy had imagined.
Washington Square Press * 9781451683707

by Elizabeth Graver
Ashaunt Point has provided sanctuary and anchored life for generations of the Porter family. But in 1942, the U.S. Army arrives on the Point, bringing havoc and change. As the decades pass, Helen and then her son Charlie return to the Point, seeking refuge from the chaos of rapidly changing times. But Ashaunt is not entirely removed from events unfolding beyond its borders, and neither Charlie nor his mother can escape the long shadow of history.
Harper Perennial * 9780062184856

GONE: A Michael Bennett Novel
by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put charismatic and ruthless leader Manuel Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him. He begins to embark on an escalating series of assassinations across the country, killings whose brazenness and audacity bring into question the possibility of safety and law in the US.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455515844

by Gillian Flynn
On a summer morning in Missouri, Nick and Amy Dunne are celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary. Or they would be, if Amy hadn't disappeared from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. As the cops close in and the stream of lies, deceits and inappropriate behavior leaks out, everyone in town is wondering how well they know the one that they love. Did Nick kill his clever and beautiful wife? If not, who did?
Broadway Books * 9780307588371

THE GOOD DAD: Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be
by Jim Daly
Paperback Original
Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, is an expert in fatherhood --- in part because his own "fathers" failed him so badly. His biological dad was an alcoholic, his stepfather deserted him, and his foster father accused Jim of trying to kill him. Using his own expertise, humor and inexhaustible wealth of stories, Jim will show you that God can make you a good dad, a great dad, in spite of the way you've grown up and in spite of the mistakes you've made.
Zondervan * 9780310331797

by Karen Robards
(Romantic Suspense)
Caroline Wallace is one of New Orleans PD’s top hostage negotiators, and she’s never failed to get every hostage out alive. But this time, it’s different. This time, the hostages include her boss --- the chief of police --- and the mayor. And this time, she’s trying to negotiate with Reed Ware, a former co-worker who left the force disgraced, under investigation by Internal Affairs, and worst of all, considered to be volatile and extremely dangerous.
Pocket Books * 9781451678734

by Javier Marias
(Metaphysical Mystery)
María Dolz eats breakfast every morning in the same café as an elegant husband and wife with whom she has never spoken. She knows nothing about them, not even their names. When they fail to show up one morning, she reads in the newspaper later that day that the man has been murdered, the victim of an apparently random attack. THE INFATUATIONS is a brilliant meditation on fate and the vagaries of desire.
Vintage * 9780307950734

by Eleanor Moran
Paperback Original
When Olivia Berrington gets the call to tell her that her best friend from college has been killed in a car crash in New York, her life is turned upside down. Her relationship with Sally was an exhilarating roller coaster, until a shocking betrayal drove them apart. As questions mount about the fatal accident, Olivia is forced to go back and unravel their tangled history. But as Sally’s secrets start to spill out, Olivia is left asking herself if the past is best kept buried.
Quercus * 9781623651336

by James Lilliefors
THE LEVIATHAN EFFECT is a thriller that poses the frighteningly real question: In this age of weather technology and global warming, what if a Category 5 hurricane was a weapon of international warfare? Only the Homeland Security secretary and an ex-CIA agent stand in the way of a terrorist attack on American soil that could have devastating impact.
Soho Crime * 9781616953621

by Chris Bohjalian
(Historical Fiction)
It's 1943 and the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. Twelve years later, Serafina Bettini, an investigator with the Florence police department, is assigned to a gruesome case --- a serial killer targeting the Rosatis, murdering the remnants of the family one-by-one in cold blood. She finds herself digging into a past that involves both the victims and her own tragic history.
Vintage * 9780307743923

by Isabel Allende
Neglected by her parents, 19-year-old Maya Nidal has grown up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandparents. When her grandfather dies of cancer, Maya turns to drugs, alcohol and petty crime. Her one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile. Here Maya tries to make sense of the past, unravels mysterious truths about life and about her family, and embarks on her greatest adventure: the journey into her own soul.
Harper Perennial * 9780062105639

by Charlie Huston
Skinner was the CIA's best choice for "asset protection," or at least he was until his handlers started to fear him just as much as his enemies did and banished him to the hinterlands of the intelligence community. Now, an ornate cyber-terrorist attack draws Skinner back into the fray. His asset is a roboticist named Jae, an expert in the new era of global guerrilla warfare. If Skinner fails now, the balance of power around the world could tip in a perilous new direction.
Mulholland Books * 9780316133708

On Sale the Week of April 28th in Hardcover

April 29th

BLOODY SPRING: Forty Days that Sealed the Confederacy's Fate
Joseph Wheelan (History)
In the spring of 1864, Virginia remained unbroken, its armies having repelled Northern armies for more than two years. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia had defeated the campaigns of four Union generals, but their adversary in 1864 was a different kind of Union commander --- Ulysses S. Grant. During six weeks in May and June 1864, Grant's army campaigned as no Union army ever had. When it ended, more than 100,000 men had been killed, wounded, or captured on the battlefields. The Confederacy would never mount another major offensive.
Da Capo Press * 9780306822063

Daniel Palmer (Thriller)
After a heartbreaking miscarriage, Gage Dekker and his wife, Anna, begin the long adoption process, until fate brings Lily into their lives. Young, pregnant and homeless, Lily agrees to give her baby to Gage and Anna in exchange for financial support. Seeing his wife's happiness and optimism for their new life and child, Gage begins to feel a sense of hope he thought he'd lost forever. But something isn't right once Lily enters their lives.
Kensington * 9780758293435

FALLING THROUGH CLOUDS: A Story of Survival, Love, and Liability
Damian Fowler (Biography)
A story of tragedy, survival and justice, FALLING THROUGH CLOUDS is about a young father's fight for his family in the wake of a plane crash that killed his wife, badly injured his two daughters, and thrust him into a David-vs-Goliath legal confrontation with a multi-billion-dollar insurance company. Toby Pearson made it his mission to change aviation insurance law in his home state and nationally, while nursing his daughters to recovery and recreating his own life.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250026224

by Sadie Jones
Budding playwright Luke Kanowski, aspiring producer Paul Driscoll, and Paul's girlfriend, Leigh Radley, found a small theater company that enjoys unexpected early success. Then Luke meets Nina Jacobs, who drifts into a marriage with a manipulative theater producer. As Luke becomes a highly sought-after playwright, he stumbles in love, caught in two triangles where love, friendship and art will clash with terrible consequences for all involved.
Harper * 9780062292810

by Jonas Jonasson
Nombeko Mayeki was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township. But she finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s, then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994. This is a story about the seventh missile, the one that was never supposed to have existed.
Ecco * 9780062329127

by Iris Johansen
(Romantic Suspense)
Catherine Ling, one of the CIA’s prized operatives, faces a monster whose crimes stretch back 40 years. The job grows even more complicated when Catherine meets Richard Cameron, a supposed ally who’s clearly not telling all he knows. Their attraction is immediate, but Catherine isn't sure he can be trusted. If she’s going to rescue American journalist Erin Sullivan with a story worth killing for, she’ll need to keep Cameron very close.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250020048

A MAD CATASTROPHE: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire by Geoffrey Wawro
Drawing on deep archival research, Geoffrey Wawro charts the decline of the Austro-Hungarian Empire before the war and reconstructs the great battles in the east and the Balkans in thrilling and tragic detail. A MAD CATASTROPHE is a riveting account of a neglected face of World War I, revealing how a once-mighty empire collapsed in the trenches of Serbia and the Eastern Front, changing the course of European history.
Basic Books * 9780465028351

MONDAY, MONDAY by Elizabeth Crook
(Historical Fiction)
On an oppressively hot Monday in August of 1966, a student and former marine named Charles Whitman hauled a footlocker of guns to the top of the University of Texas tower and began firing on pedestrians below. Before it was over, 16 people had been killed and 32 wounded. It was the first mass shooting of civilians on a campus in American history. Elizabeth Crook's latest novel, MONDAY, MONDAY, follows three students caught up in the massacre.
Sarah Crichton Books * 9780374228828

by Greg Iles
#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles returns with his most eagerly anticipated novel yet and his first in five years, the first installment in an epic trilogy that interweaves crimes, lies and secrets past and present in a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern lawyer and former prosecutor Penn Cage.
William Morrow * 9780062311078

Nicole Mary Kelby (Historical Fiction)
On November 22, 1963, the First Lady accompanied her husband to Dallas, Texas, dressed in a pink Chanel-style suit. Much of her wardrobe came from the New York boutique Chez Ninon, where a young seamstress, an Irish immigrant named Kate, worked behind the scenes to meticulously craft the memorable outfits. When the pink suit Kate created becomes iconic for all the wrong reasons, her already fragile world threatens to rip apart.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316235655

Cynthia Bond (Romance/Mystery)
Young Ruby, who has suffered beyond imagining, flees her small East Texas town of Liberty for the bright pull of 1950s New York. She quickly winds her way into the ripe center of the city, all the while hoping for a glimpse of the red hair and green eyes of her mother. When a telegram from her cousin forces her to return home, 30-year-old Ruby finds herself reliving the devastating violence of her girlhood.
Hogarth * 9780804139090

STARS AND STRIKES: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of '76
Dan Epstein (Sports)
As the nation saluted the 200th birthday of its independence in a spectacle of festivities, Major League Baseball players waged a war for their own liberties, demanding free agency. For both the nation and its national pastime, the year would turn out revolutionary, indeed. STARS AND STRIKES tracks the tumultuous year from White House to shorts-wearing White Sox, chronicling a time on the eve of the disco era, after which the sport and the nation would never be the same.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250034380

Melanie Rawn (Fantasy)
Melanie Rawn’s new high fantasy series, Glass Thorns, that began with TOUCHSTONE and ELSEWHENS blends the worlds of magic, theater, art and politics. The third installment, THORNLOST, continues the story of Cayden “Cade” Silversun, part Elf, part Fae, part human Wizard --- and all rebel.
Tor Books * 9780765328786

A VERY PRINCIPLED BOY: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior
by Mark A. Bradley
Duncan Chaplin Lee was a Rhodes Scholar, patriot and descendent of one of America’s most distinguished families --- and possibly the best-placed mole ever to infiltrate U.S. intelligence operations. In A VERY PRINCIPLED BOY, intelligence expert and former CIA officer Mark A. Bradley traces the tangled roots of Lee’s betrayal and reveals his harrowing struggle to stay one step ahead of America’s spy hunters during and after World War II.
Basic Books * 9780465030095

May 1st

THE ADVOCATE by Randy Singer
(Historical Fiction)
At the trial of Christ, Theophilus, brilliant young assessore raised in the Roman aristocracy, stands behind Pontius Pilate and whispers, “Offer to release Barabbas.” The strategy backfires, and Theophilus never forgets the sight of an innocent man unjustly suffering the worst of all possible deaths --- Roman crucifixion. Three decades later, he's defending the man Paul in Nero’s deranged court. Can Theophilus mount a defense that will keep another innocent man from execution?
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. * 9781414391304

As a Christian father, you bear a tremendous responsibility --- to raise your children through both biblical instruction and personal example. But how can you succeed in a society that attacks the role of fatherhood and godly family values? Are you sometimes tempted to give in or give up? Join pastor-teacher John MacArthur as he looks at fatherhood through the lens of Christianity.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736959315

THE SAME SWEET GIRL'S GUIDE TO LIFE: Advice from a Failed Southern Belle
by Cassandra King (Inspirational)
Written with a blend of humor and practical wisdom, THE SAME SWEET GIRL'S GUIDE TO LIFE by Cassandra King offers inspiration and solid advice to new graduates that can sustain them through life’s inevitable ups and downs. In this small book, you will find advice that will only grow in meaning throughout the years. It can --- and should --- be read again and again, by thoughtful people of all ages.
Maiden Lane Press * 9781940210032

by Adam Pelzman
When Julian is forced into an orphanage, he discovers that he has more in common with his father than he originally thought. Taken under the wing of a gruff, elderly businessman, Julian makes his way to New York City…and, years later, into the club where a beautiful woman named Perla is dancing. Soon after they meet, Perla is on a plane to Manhattan at the mysterious request of Julian’s friend --- a journey that will change the course of her life.
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam * 9780399167485

On Sale the Week of April 28th in Paperback

April 29th

APART AT THE SEAMS: A Cobbled Court Quilts Novel
Marie Bostwick (Fiction)
Paperback Original
New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick welcomes readers back to picturesque New Bern, Connecticut --- a perfect place for a woman whose marriage is in turmoil to discover a new pattern for living.
Kensington * 9780758269300

Susan Wiggs (Romance)
A story of family ties --- both old and new --- and of the moments that connect our hearts, Susan Wiggs brings readers to the lush abundance of Sonoma County in a novel of sisters, friendship and how memories are woven like a spell around us.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778314967

AS I KNEW HIM: My Dad, Rod Serling
Anne Serling (Memoir)
To Anne Serling, the imposing figure the public saw hosting "The Twilight Zone" each week was not the father she knew. Her fun-loving dad was her best friend, her playmate, and her confidant. She coped with his unexpected death by talking to his friends, poring over old correspondence, and recording her childhood memories. Now she shares personal photos, revealing letters, and beautifully rendered scenes of his childhood, war years, and their family’s time together.
Citadel * 9780806536736

Tom Knox (Thriller/Adventure)
From Templar Knights to Mexican drug cartels and everywhere in between, young journalist Adam Blackwood digs into the mysterious death of the world’s foremost Templar historian and unearths an ancient evil that threatens to consume both him and all those around him.
Plume * 9780142180891

THE BARBED CROWN: An Ethan Gage Adventure
William Dietrich (Historical Thriller/Adventure)
In William Dietrich’s THE BARBED CROWN, the sixth tale of rogue and adventurer Ethan Gage, our hero returns to Paris and London. Against a background of imperial pomp and the gathering clouds of war, Gage plots revenge on Napoleon Bonaparte for the kidnapping of his son.
Harper * 9780062194091

Joyce Carol Oates (Fiction/Short Stories)
Joyce Carol Oates takes readers deep into dangerous territory, from a maximum-security prison to the inner landscapes of two beautiful and mysteriously doomed young women in 1940s Los Angeles: Elizabeth Short, otherwise known as the Black Dahlia, victim of a long-unsolved and particularly brutal murder, and her roommate Norma Jeane Baker, soon to become Marilyn Monroe.
Ecco * 9780062195708

BUNKER HILL: A City, a Siege, a Revolution
Nathaniel Philbrick (History)
Nathaniel Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution. He finds new characters, and new facets to familiar ones. The real work of choreographing rebellion falls to a 33-year-old physician named Joseph Warren, who emerges as the on-the-ground leader of the Patriot cause and is fated to die at Bunker Hill.
Penguin Books * 9780143125327

R.J. Ellory (Thriller)
Accused of killing his best friend Nathan, Daniel Ford has exhausted all appeals and now faces the electric chair in 30 days. Father John Rousseau is the man to whom the last month of Daniel's life has been entrusted. With time running out, Ford begins to tell his story --- beginning with his first meeting with Nathan, through first loves, Vietnam, the death of JFK, and finally their flight from the draft that ended in Nathan's brutal murder.
Overlook TP * 9781468308761

CHOKE POINT: A Risk Agent Novel
Ridley Pearson (Thriller)
When an award-winning foreign journalist reveals the existence of an Amsterdam-based sweatshop that employs and enslaves young girls as laborers, private security firm Rutherford Risk is hired by a philanthropist to find it and shut it down. Joined by Grace Chu, whose more subtle skills for acquiring sensitive tech information help to balance his improvisational style, Knox heads to Amsterdam in an attempt to dismantle the child labor operation and rescue the girls.
Jove * 9780515154641

Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (Historical Hard-boiled Mystery)
Mike Hammer accompanies a conservative politician to Moscow on a fact-finding mission. Arrested and imprisoned by the KGB on a bogus charge, he quickly escapes, creating an international incident by getting into a fire fight with Russian agents. On his stateside return, the government is none too happy with Hammer. Russia is insisting upon his return to stand charges, and various government agencies are following him. A question dogs our hero: why him?
Titan Books * 9780857689771

Rosie Thomas (Fiction)
When Connie hears the news that her sister, Jeanette, is dying, the last thing she wants is to leave her home and return to London. As a child, she was aware only of the differences between herself and her sister. One of them was dark, the other sunny. Yet they both fell in love with the same man. But with the bitterness of betrayal still between them, Connie and Jeanette have to learn to forgive each other.
Overlook TP * 9781468308785

(Crime Fiction)
There’s a new detective on the block, and his name is Cormoran Strike. Just when he’s down on his luck and close to broke, a case walks through the door that may make him rich and famous. Maybe a little famous anyway. The brother of a supermodel who was thought to have leapt to her death wants Strike to prove that she didn’t.
Mulholland Books * 9780316206853

by John le Carré

In 2008, a counter-terrorist operation was mounted by an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, so secret even the Minister’s personal secretary, Toby Bell, was not cleared for it. In 2011, a disgraced Special Forces Soldier delivers a message from the dead. Was Operation Wildlife the success it was cracked up to be --- or a ruthlessly covered-up human tragedy? Toby might have the answer, and he must choose between his conscience and his duty.
Penguin Books * 9780143125310

EYE FOR AN EYE: A Dewey Andreas Novel
Ben Coes (Thriller)
When Dewey Andreas uncovers the identity of a mole embedded at a high level in Israel’s Mossad, it triggers a larger, more dangerous plot. The mole was the most important asset of Chinese Intelligence, and Fao Bhang, head of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), responds to the discovery and brutal elimination of the mole, by immediately placing a kill order on the man responsible --- Dewey Andreas.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9781250046451

Rebecca Solnit (Literary Criticism/Memoir)
Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own stories --- of her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illness --- Solnit revisits fairy tales and entertains other stories. Woven together, these stories create a map that charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling, reframing who each of us is and how we might tell our story.
Penguin Books * 9780143125495

Cathleen Schine (Historical Fiction)
It's 1964, and 11-year old Fin has just been orphaned. That means his glamorous, free-spirited older half-sister Lady is now his legal guardian, and Fin has to move from a dairy farm in rural Connecticut to Greenwich Village in the middle of the 1960s. Fin and Lady embark on this new life against a background of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. Together they form their own unconventional family in increasingly unconventional times.
Picador * 9781250050052

Danielle Steel (Romance)
When two very different worlds and strong-willed people collide, everything changes in an instant, as they confront the age-old question of whether to lay oneself bare and risk intimacy --- or not. Are they brave enough to face what comes next? And will they do it together or apart? FIRST SIGHT is a tale of daring to take risks, and losing control just enough to have a life, when the opportunity presents itself.
Dell * 9780440242055

Megan Hart (Erotica)
Paperback Original
When Stella meets the enigmatic Matthew in Chicago one weekend, she hits some serious turbulence. Something about him tells her she’s not the only one running from the past. The connection between them is explosive, and for the first time, one taste is not enough for Stella. But returning to find a gorgeous man waiting for her is the easy part --- facing the reason she’s there is a whole other matter.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778316220

FROZEN IN TIME: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II
Mitchell Zuckoff (History)
On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But after picking up one man, the Grumman Duck amphibious plane flew into a severe storm and vanished. FROZEN IN TIME tells the story of these crashes and the fate of the survivors.
Harper Perennial * 9780062133403

Mary Kay Andrews (Fiction)
Grace Stanton’s life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there? Heartache, humor, and a little bit of mystery come together in a story about life’s unpredictable twists and turns.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250019660

LET ME GO: An Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell Novel
Chelsea Cain (Thriller)
Escaped serial killer Gretchen Lowell is back, and detective Archie Sheridan’s nemesis and sometimes lover has something special in mind for him, something she’s been planning for a very long time. With time running out, and the life of someone close to Archie on the line, Archie knows his only chance is to give Gretchen exactly what she wants. But Gretchen will prove more horrifying and unpredictable than Archie could ever imagine.
Minotaur Books * 9780312619824

Beth Hoffman (Fiction)
Teddi Overman has learned to turn other people’s castoffs into beautifully restored antiques, and eventually finds a way to open her own shop in Charleston. But nothing can alleviate the haunting uncertainty she has felt in the years since her brother Josh’s mysterious disappearance. When signs emerge that Josh might still be alive, Teddi is drawn home to Kentucky. It’s a journey that could help her come to terms with her shattered family, but first she must decide what to let go of and what to keep.
Penguin Books * 9780143125433

Elizabeth Adler (Thriller)
Fen Dexter’s quiet life on the idyllic California coast is interrupted one stormy night when a blood-covered man shows up on her doorstep, claiming to have had a car accident. He tells her that he is on his way to San Francisco to help the police solve the murder of his fiancé. Who is this mysterious stranger? What does he want with Fen and her family? And will they live long enough to uncover the truth?
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9781250051097

Jason Matthews (Thriller)
In present-day Russia, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the post-Soviet intelligence jungle. Ordered against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a young CIA officer who handles the Agency’s most important Russian mole. Soon, one of them begins a dangerous double existence in a life-and-death operation that consumes intelligence agencies from Moscow to Washington, DC.
Pocket Books * 9781476764177

Jeff Backhaus (Fiction)
Megumi, a young Japanese woman living in New York and hiding from her past, is hired to help rescue Thomas, an enigmatic, scarred man who has isolated himself in his bedroom for three years. With the tacit acceptance of Thomas’s wife, a passionate relationship develops between Megumi and Thomas. Its emotional impact and surprising conclusion will leave all three characters forever changed and stronger.
Algonquin Books * 9781616203269

SECOND WATCH: A J. P. Beaumont Novel
J. A. Jance (Thriller)
SECOND WATCH shows Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont taking some time off to get knee replacement surgery. But instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing mysteries he's ever faced. His past collides with his present in a story that explores loss and heartbreak, duty and honor, and, most importantly, the staggering cost of war and the debts we owe those who served in the Vietnam War, and those in uniform today.
Harper * 9780062134684

A SERPENT'S TOOTH: A Longmire Mystery
by Craig Johnson

A Mormon “lost boy,” Cord Lynear is searching for his missing mother, but clues are scarce. Walt Longmire and his companions, feisty deputy Victoria Moretti and longtime friend Henry Standing Bear, embark on a high plains scavenger hunt in hopes of reuniting mother and son. The trail leads them to an interstate polygamy group that’s presiding over a stockpile of weapons and harboring a vicious vendetta.
Penguin Books * 9780143125464

by Lisa Jackson, Elizabeth Bass, Mary Carter and Holly Chamberlin
Paperback Original
Join Lisa Jackson, Elizabeth Bass, Mary Carter and Holly Chamberlin for stories that will get you in the mood for summer --- and romance. It's all about sun-filled days, warm nights, and the sweet expectation that comes with finding --- or rediscovering --- love.
Kensington * 9780758292247

Kevin O'Brien (Thriller)
Paperback Original
Stephanie Coburn has barely recovered from her sister's mysterious suicide before her brother-in-law and his new wife are murdered, her face disfigured beyond recognition. Stephanie never met the bride, but she knew her sister and knows something is desperately wrong. Her only ally is another victim's son. Step by step, they're uncovering a trail of brutal vengeance and a killer who will never relent --- and whose forgiveness can only be earned in death.
Pinnacle * 9780786031603

by Dee Henderson
(Romantic Suspense)
Paperback Original
Mark Bishop commands the ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada, keeps the crew trained and alert during 90-day submerged patrols, and carries a burden of command like few other jobs in the military. But he wants someone to come home to after sea patrols. Gina Gray would love to be married. A breakup she didn't see coming, though, has her focusing all her attention on what she does best --- ocean science research. She's on the cusp of a major breakthrough, and she needs Mark Bishop's perspective and help.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764212437

Pia Padukone (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Karom Seth should have been in the Twin Towers on the morning of 9/11, and on the Indian shores in 2004, when the tsunami swept his entire family into the ocean. Karom can’t be sure if it’s a curse or a blessing, but his absence from these disasters has left him with crushing guilt --- and a belief that fate has singled him out for invincibility. Will he ever be able achieve the clarity he’s been looking for all these years?
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778315971

YOU ARE ONE OF THEM: A Novel About Secrets, Betrayal, and the Friend Who Got Away
Elliott Holt (Fiction)
YOU ARE ONE OF THEM is a taut, moving debut about the ways in which we define ourselves against others and the secrets we keep from those who are closest to us. In her insightful forensic of a mourned friendship, Elliott Holt illuminates the long-lasting sting of abandonment and the measures we take to bring back those we have lost.
Penguin Books * 9780143125440

May 1st

PLASTER CITY: A Jimmy Veeder Fiasco
by Johnny Shaw
Paperback Original
Jimmy Veeder and Bobby Maves are back at it, two years after the events of DOVE SEASON. When Bobby’s teenage daughter goes missing, he and Jimmy take off on a misadventure that starts out as merely unfortunate and escalates to downright calamitous. Bobby won’t hesitate to kick a hornets’ nest to get the girl to safety, but when the rescue mission goes riotously sideways, the duo’s grit --- and loyalty to each other --- is put to the test.
Thomas & Mercer * 9781477817582

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