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April 29, 2014

April 29, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of April 28th and May 5th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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

On Sale the Week of May 5th in Hardcover

May 5th

UNLUCKY 13 by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Thriller)
San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women's Murder Club has ever encountered.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316211291

May 6th

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr (Historical Fiction)
Marie-Laure is a young blind girl living in Paris with her father, who is a master of locks at the Museum of Natural History and is in charge of some of their most valued works. When she is 12, the Germans move into the city, and they are forced to flee to the town of Saint-Malo, where a reclusive uncle lives by the sea. In a parallel story, a young orphan boy named Werner lives with his sister in Germany and is tapped to be part of the Hitler Youth, eventually given a role to teach the Resistance.
Scribner * 9781476746586

ARMS WIDE OPEN: A Call to Linger in the Savior's Presence by Sherri Gragg
Christians so often view Christ as someone who’s far away and can’t be approached until they have their lives in order. In ARMS OPEN WIDE, author Sherri Gragg proves that Christ is a kinder, more tender, more loving Savior than many understand Him to be. Sherri writes in fictional narrative form while mixing biblical history with scripture, creating a setting that transforms readers back in time and places them right in Jesus’ presence.

Thomas Nelson * 9781400323463

THE BEES by Laline Paull (Fiction)
With circumstances threatening the hive’s survival, Flora’s curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw, but her courage and strength are an asset. However, when she breaks the most sacred law of all --- daring to challenge the Queen’s fertility --- enemies abound. Her deepest instincts to serve and sacrifice are now overshadowed by an even deeper desire, a fierce maternal love that will lead her to unthinkable deeds.
Ecco * 9780062331151

BIRDMEN: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies by Lawrence Goldstone (History)
Wilbur and Orville Wright are two of the greatest innovators in history, and together they solved the centuries-old riddle of powered, heavier-than-air flight. Glenn Hammond Curtiss was the most talented machinist of his day --- tackling first the motorcycle and later turning his eyes toward the skies to become the fastest man aloft. But between the Wrights and Curtiss bloomed a poisonous rivalry and patent war so powerful that it shaped aviation in its early years and drove one of the three men to his grave.
Ballantine Books * 9780345538031

THE BLESSINGS by Elise Juska (Fiction)
When John Blessing dies and leaves behind two small children, the loss reverberates across his extended family for years to come. His young widow, Lauren, finds solace in her large clan of in-laws, while his brother's wife Kate pursues motherhood even at the expense of her marriage. Through departures and arrivals, weddings and reunions, THE BLESSINGS reveals the interior worlds of the members of a close-knit Irish-Catholic family and the rituals that unite them.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455574032

THE BOOK OF YOU by Claire Kendal (Psychological Suspense)
Rafe is everywhere Clarissa turns. Since that one regrettable night, his obsession with her has become more terrifying with each passing day. Clarissa’s only escape from this harrowing nightmare is inside a courtroom --- where she is a juror on a trial involving a victim whose experiences eerily parallel her own. As a disturbingly violent crime unfolds in the courtroom, Clarissa realizes that to survive she must expose Rafe herself.
Harper * 9780062297600

BRED IN THE BONE: A Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novel by Christopher Brookmyre (Mystery)
Set in the disturbing underworld of Glasgow, BRED IN THE BONE is the third novel in Christopher Brookmyre’s series featuring private investigator Jasmine Sharp and Detective Superintendent Catherine McLeod. As one battles her demons and the other chases her ghosts, these two very different detectives will ultimately confront the secrets that have entangled both of their fates since before Jasmine was even born.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802122476

THE CLOSER: My Story by Mariano Rivera with Wayne Coffey (Sports/Memoir)
Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. The greatest relief pitcher of all time tells the story of the championships, the bosses (including The Boss), the rivalries, and the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316400732

DAD TIME: Savoring the God-Given Moments of Fatherhood by Max Lucado
Dads are a one-of-a-kind bunch. They can be strong and stern, yet heartfelt and gentle. They are always there to provide, lend a helping hand, or be our biggest cheerleader. Max Lucado perfectly captures the heartfelt sentiments that millions of readers share on what it’s like to be a dad. Filled with quotes and stories compiled from books by Max, this gift book is brimming with inspiring thoughts on fatherhood from one of America’s favorite authors.

Thomas Nelson * 9780529111661

DEATH AT THE DOOR: A Death on Demand Bookstore Mystery by Carolyn Hart (Mystery)
Annie Darling --- owner of the mystery bookstore, Death on Demand --- prefers fictional crimes as opposed to the real things. But in one tragic week, two acts of violence shake the island community of Broward’s Rock. It’s up to Annie and her husband, Max, to sort through a rogues’ gallery of suspects. But if Annie isn’t careful, she may find herself having her own brush with death.
Berkley Hardcover * 9780425266175

DELICIOUS! by Ruth Reichl (Fiction)
Soon after Billie Breslin takes a job at Delicious!, New York’s most iconic food magazine is abruptly shut down. Billie agrees to stay on in the empty office, maintaining the hotline for reader complaints in order to pay her bills. In a hidden room in the magazine’s library, Billie finds a cache of letters written during World War II. They provide her with a feeling of deep connection to the young writer whose courage in the face of hardship inspires her to come to terms with her fears.
Random House * 9781400069620

THE END OF ALWAYS by Randi Davenport
In 1907 Wisconsin, 17-year-old Marie Reehs is determined not to marry a violent man, as did her mother and grandmother before her. Day after day, Marie toils at the local laundry, watched by an older man who wants to claim her for his own. At first, it seems that Marie's passionate love affair with a charismatic young man will lead her to freedom, but she soon realizes that she too may have inherited the Reehs women's dark family curse.
Twelve * 9781455573073

FIELD OF PREY by John Sandford (Thriller)
After multiple bodies are found in an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields, Lucas Davenport begins to investigate and makes some disturbing discoveries of his own. The victims had been killed over a great many years, one every summer. How could this have happened without anybody noticing? One thing is for sure: the killer had to live close by and was probably even someone they saw every day.
Putnam Adult * 9780399162381

FLY A LITTLE HIGHER: How God Answered a Mom's Small Prayer in a Big Way by Laura Sobiech
“Okay, Lord, you can have him. But if he must die, I want it to be for something big. I want someone’s life to be changed forever.” This is what Laura Sobeich prayed when she found out her 17-year-old son had only one year to live. With this desperate prayer, she released Zach to God’s will. When she told Zach to think about writing good-bye letters to family and friends, he decided instead to write songs. One of them, “Clouds,” captured hearts and changed not one life but millions.

Thomas Nelson * 9780529100757

THE GARDEN OF BURNING SAND by Corban Addison (Fiction)
When a young girl with Down syndrome is sexually assaulted, human rights attorney Zoe Fleming joins Zambian police officer Joseph Kabuta in investigating the rape. Zoe and Joseph discover an unsettling connection between the girl and a powerful Zambian family who will stop at nothing to bury the truth. Opposed on all sides, they find themselves caught in a dangerous clash between the forces of justice and power.
Quercus * 9781623651299

GLORIOUS: A Novel of the American West by Jeff Guinn (Historical Fiction)
When tragedy strikes, all of Cash McLendon’s plans and his entire future dissolve in an instant. With nothing to lose, McLendon attempts to reconcile with an old flame. He heard that she and her father moved their dry-goods store out west, to a mining town named Glorious. There, McLendon tries to win her back, and in the process discovers a new way of life at the edge of the final American frontier. But he can’t outrun his past forever.
Putnam Adult * 9780399165412

GODLESS by Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner
(Dystopian Fiction)
In FATHERLESS and CHILDLESS, Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner depicted a time in which present-day trends come to sinister fruition. This eagerly awaited conclusion vividly imagines what happens when God's image on earth is exchanged for the horrors of a GODLESS world.

FaithWords * 9781455513185

I DON'T CARE IF WE NEVER GET BACK: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Road Trip Ever by Ben Blatt and Eric Brewster (Sports)
Ben, a sports analytics wizard, loves baseball. Eric, his best friend, hates it. But when Ben writes an algorithm for the optimal baseball road trip, an impossible dream of seeing every pitch of 30 games in 30 stadiums in 30 days, who will he call on to take shifts behind the wheel, especially when those shifts will include 19 hours straight from Phoenix to Kansas City? Eric, of course.
Grove Press * 9780802122742

THE IMPOSSIBLE EXILE: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World by George Prochnik (Biography/History)
By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. Yet, after Hitler’s rise to power, this celebrated writer plummeted into an increasingly isolated exile, where, in 1942, he killed himself. THE IMPOSSIBLE EXILE tells the tragic story of Zweig’s extraordinary rise and fall while also depicting the gulf between the world of ideas in Europe and in America, and the consuming struggle of those forced to forsake one for the other.
Other Press * 9781590516126

INSTINCT: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive by T.D. Jakes
(Christian Life/Inspirational)
Modern life can seem like being lost in a jungle. With distractions and dangers emerging from every direction, it's easy to lose focus. Combining historical, cultural and personal examples with biblical insights, Bishop T. D. Jakes outlines how to re-discover your natural aptitudes and reclaim the wisdom of your past experiences. When attuned to divinely inspired instincts, you will become in sync with the opportunities life presents and discover a fresh abundance of resources.

FaithWords * 9781455554041

INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl (Mystery)
When journalist Rebekah Roberts is called to cover the story of a murdered Hasidic woman, she is shocked to learn that, because of the NYPD’s habit of kowtowing to the powerful ultra-Orthodox community, not only will the woman be buried without an autopsy, her killer may get away with murder. Even as Rebekah immerses herself in the cloistered world where her mother grew up, it's clear that she's not welcome, and everyone she meets has a secret to keep from an outsider.
Minotaur Books * 9781250043399

THE KEEPER by John Lescroart (Thriller)
Hal Chase drives to the airport to pick up his stepbrother for the weekend. When they return, Hal’s wife, Katie, has disappeared without a clue. Hal becomes the prime suspect in her presumed murder, and the lawyer he wants for his defense is none other than Hardy himself. Hardy calls on his friend, former homicide detective Abe Glitsky, to look into the case. Glitsky’s mission is to identify other possible suspects, and there proves to be no shortage of them.
Atria Books * 9781476709185

KING OF THE WEEDS by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (Hard-boiled Mystery)
Mike Hammer finds himself up against a clever serial killer targeting only cops. A killer his old friend, Captain Pat Chambers, had put away many years ago is suddenly freed on new, seemingly indisputable evidence, and Hammer wonders if this placid, very odd old man might somehow be engineering cop killings that all seem to be either accidental or by natural causes.
Titan Books * 9780857684677

THE LION'S GATE: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War by Steven Pressfield (History)
Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with veterans of the war --- fighter and helicopter pilots, tank commanders and Recon soldiers, paratroopers, as well as women soldiers, wives and others --- Steven Pressfield tells the story of the Six Day War as you’ve never experienced it before: in the voices of the young men and women who battled not only for their lives but for the survival of a Jewish state, and for the dreams of their ancestors.
Sentinel HC * 9781595230911

MICHAEL JORDAN: The Life by Roland Lazenby (Sports/Biography)
When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the beautiful shots, his body totally in sync with the ball, hitting nothing but net. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan: a ruthless competitor, a gambler. Drawing on personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with friends, teammates, family members, and Jordan himself; and a career in the trenches covering Jordan in college and the pros, Roland Lazenby provides the first truly definitive study of Jordan.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316194778

THE NOBLE HUSTLE: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death by Colson Whitehead (Humor/Memoir)
In 2011, Grantland magazine sent Colson Whitehead to brave the harrowing, seven-day gauntlet of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. There was just one hitch: he'd never played in a casino tournament before. With just six weeks to train, Whitehead plunged into the gritty subculture of Texas Hold'em, writing what began as a series of articles and has been expanded into THE NOBLE HUSTLE.
Doubleday * 9780385537056

ONE NIGHT IN WINTER by Simon Sebag Montefiore (Historical Mystery)
As Moscow celebrates the motherland's glorious victory over the Nazis, shots ring out on the crowded streets. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl --- dressed in traditional 19th-century costumes --- lie dead. But this is no ordinary tragedy, because these are no ordinary teenagers. As the son and daughter of high-ranking Soviet officials, they attend the most elite school in Moscow. Was it an accident, or murder? Is it a conspiracy against Stalin, or one of his own terrifying intrigues?
Harper * 9780062291882

THE PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL by Nadia Hashimi (Fiction)
In Kabul, 2007, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. A century earlier, her great-aunt, Shekiba, saved herself and built a new life the same way. Crisscrossing in time, THE PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies.
William Morrow * 9780062244758

PERSECUTED: I Will Not Be Silent by Robin Parrish
Popular evangelist John Luther simply wants to share the Gospel and enjoy a quiet life with his family. He never asked to be at the center of a political controversy, but an ill wind has been blowing through the halls of Congress, and supporters of a new religious-equality bill see Luther's endorsement as critical. But when Luther refuses to lend his support, he unknowingly sets in motion an explosive plan bent on destroying his reputation and undermining everything for which he stands.

Bethany House Publishers * 9780764212673

POWER OVER THE ENEMY: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds by John Osteen
(Christian Life/Inspirational)
Today's Christians are largely ignorant of Satan's evil. It's why multitudes of Christians are tormented with fears, bound by addictions and sins, and torn by relationship problems. But God has given you the ultimate victory. In this life-changing book, John Osteen teaches you how to have power over the enemy when the Tempter comes, how Jesus dealt with temptation, how to engage in spiritual warfare, how to demonstrate Satan's defeat, how to live a life of victory, and so much more.

FaithWords * 9780892968879

PRAYER by Philip Kerr (Psychological Thriller)
Gil Martins, an agent with the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Unit in Houston, confronts the violence generated by extremism within our nation’s borders every day. But when Gil discovers that he played a key role in wrongly condemning an innocent man to death row, it shakes his faith. As Gil investigates both cases, he realizes that there may be a connection --- answering his prayers in a most terrifying way.
Putnam Adult * 9780399167652

ROBERT B. PARKER'S CHEAP SHOT: A Spenser Novel by Ace Atkins (Mystery)
Kinjo Heywood is one of the New England Patriots’ marquee players --- a hard-nosed linebacker who has earned his reputation as one of the toughest guys in the league. But when Heywood’s nine-year-old son, Akira, is kidnapped, ransom demands are given, and a winding trail through Boston’s underworld begins, Spenser puts together his own all-star team of toughs. It will take both Hawk and Spenser’s protégé, Zebulon Sixkill, to watch Spenser’s back and return the child to the football star’s sprawling Chestnut Hill mansion.
Putnam Adult * 9780399161582

THE SNOW QUEEN by Michael Cunningham (Fiction)
THE SNOW QUEEN follows the Meeks brothers as each travels down a different path in his search for transcendence. Barrett, haunted by a mysterious light, turns unexpectedly to religion. Tyler grows increasingly convinced that only drugs can release his creative powers. Michael Cunningham demonstrates a profound empathy for his conflicted characters and a singular understanding of what lies at the core of the human soul.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374266325

SUPREME CITY: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America by Donald L. Miller (History)
SUPREME CITY is the story of Manhattan's growth and transformation in the 1920s and the brilliant people behind it. In less than 10 years, Manhattan became the social, cultural and commercial hub of the country, transformed by its night clubs, radio, skyscrapers, movies and ferocious energy. The 1920s was the Age of Jazz and the Age of Ambition.
Simon & Schuster * 9781416550198

THE THREE EMPERORS: An Ethan Gage Adventure by William Dietrich (Historical Thriller/Adventure)
Ethan Gage is rushing to rescue "Egyptian priestess" Astiza and son Harry from imprisonment by a ruthless mystic who seeks revenge for disfigurement, and an evil dwarf alchemist who experiments with the occult on Prague's Golden Lane. Using death as his ruse, along with a pair of unlikely allies --- a Jewish Napoleonic soldier and his sutler father --- Ethan must decipher clues while Astiza uses her own research to concoct an explosive escape and find a lost tomb.
Harper * 9780062194107

THE UNWITTING by Ellen Feldman (Historical Mystery)
On a bright November day in 1963, President Kennedy is shot. That same day, Nell Benjamin receives a phone call with the news that her husband, the influential young editor of a literary magazine, has been murdered. She also receives information that threatens to turn her understanding of her marriage on its head. As the truths Nell discovers about her beloved husband upend the narrative of her life, she must question her own allegiance: to her career as a journalist, to her country, but most of all to the people she loves.
Spiegel & Grau * 9780812993448

WALKING ON WATER by Richard Paul Evans
Alan Christoffersen’s daring cross-country journey --- a walk across America, from Seattle to Key West, with only the pack on his back --- has taught him lessons about love, forgiveness and, most of all, hope. Now Alan must again return west to face yet another crisis, one that threatens to upend his world just as he had begun to heal from so much loss, leaving him unsure of whether he can reach the end of his journey.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451628319

WOLF: A Jack Caffery Thriller by Mo Hayder (Thriller)
WOLF kicks off when a vagrant --- the Walking Man --- finds a dog wandering alone with a scrap of paper with the words “HELP US” attached to its collar. He calls on Detective Inspector Jack Caffery to investigate. Caffery is reluctant to get involved --- until the Walking Man promises in exchange new information regarding the childhood disappearance of Caffery’s brother. Caffery has no idea who or what he is searching for, but one thing he is sure of: it’s a race against time.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802122506

WONDERLAND by Stacey D'Erasmo (Fiction)
Rock star Anna Brundage went down as fast as she went up, and then walked off the scene for seven years. Without a record deal or clamoring fans, she sells a piece of her famous father’s art to finance just one more album and a European comeback tour. Anna is now 44. This may be her last chance to cement her place in the life she chose, the life she struggled for, the life she’s not sure she can sustain.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544074811

May 7th

THE LAST KIND WORDS SALOON by Larry McMurtry (Historical Fiction)
The taciturn Wyatt Earp whiles away his time in between bottles, and the dentist-turned-gunslinger Doc Holliday is more adept at poker than extracting teeth. Now hailed as heroes for their days of subduing drunks in Abilene and Dodge, Wyatt and Doc are living out the last days of a way of life that is passing into history, two men never more aware of the growing distance between their lives and their legends.
Liveright * 9780871407863
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May 5th

BREWSTER by Mark Slouka (Historical Fiction)
Racked by guilt over his older brother’s childhood death, 16-year-old Jon Mosher turns his rage into victories running track. Meanwhile, Ray Cappicciano is trying to take care of his baby brother while staying out of the way of his abusive father. Jon and Ray form a tight friendship, but it’s not until Ray falls in love with Karen Dorsey that the three friends begin to dream of breaking away from Brewster for good.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393348835

May 6th

ALWAYS WATCHING by Chevy Stevens (Psychological Thriller)
When a distraught woman is brought into the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit after a suicide attempt, Dr. Nadine Lavoie gently coaxes her story out of her --- and learns of some troubling parallels with her own life. Digging deeper, Nadine is forced to confront her traumatic childhood, and the damage that began when she and her brother were brought by their mother to a remote commune on Vancouver Island.

St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250049001

(Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
When her stepfather suddenly dies, Valeria Segrave finds she must take charge of her grieving mother and the vast estate, which now belongs to her six-year-old half brother, the new Earl of Maledon. Much to her chagrin, she must rely on the assistance of her stepfather's distant kinsman, Alastair, Lord Hylton. If Alastair insists on engaging in a battle of wits and wills with the lively Valeria, she'll stop at nothing to prove that he's met his match.
FaithWords * 9781455575596

BLUE PLATE SPECIAL: An Autobiography of My Appetites by Kate Christensen (Memoir)
In the tradition of M. F. K. Fisher, Laurie Colwin and Ruth Reichl, BLUE PLATE SPECIAL is a narrative in which food --- eating it, cooking it, reflecting on it --- becomes the vehicle for unpacking a life. Kate Christensen explores her history of hunger --- not just for food, but for love and confidence and a sense of belonging --- with a profound honesty, starting with her unorthodox childhood in 1960s Berkeley as the daughter of a mercurial legal activist who ruled the house with his fists.
Anchor * 9780307951106

THE BONE SEASON by Samantha Shannon (Urban Fantasy)
In the year 2059, several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing. But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister than even Scion.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620402658

BY ANY MEANS by Chris Culver (Thriller)
Paperback Original
At the end of a particularly grueling summer day, Ash is heading home to his wife and kids when he discovers a pair of bodies, shot execution style, in the front seat of a crashed vehicle. As the first officer on the scene, Ash finds himself and his department 20 minutes behind a killer in a race where every second counts. With two victims down and a third unaccounted for, Ash must find the killer before he strikes again.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455525980

A CHAIN OF THUNDER: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg by Jeff Shaara (Historical Fiction)
Continuing the trilogy that began with A BLAZE OF GLORY, Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle another decisive chapter in America’s long and bloody Civil War. In A CHAIN OF THUNDER, the action shifts to the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, in the vaunted “Gibraltar of the Confederacy,” a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union general --- and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause.
Ballantine Books * 9780345527394

THE CONDITIONS OF LOVE by Dale M. Kushner (Fiction)
Dale M. Kushner's story traces love in the life of young Eunice. In the first part, Eunice must reckon with familial love --- from an eccentric mother and an absent father. The second leg of Eunice’s journey introduces her to the steadiness of a nurturing love through her relationship with a mysterious stranger named Rose. Finally, in the third act, Eunice is initiated into the world of passionate love.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455519743

COUNTRY GIRL: A Memoir by Edna O'Brien (Memoir)
When Edna O'Brien's first novel, THE COUNTRY GIRLS, was published in 1960, it so scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book was burned by its priest. O'Brien was undeterred and has since created a body of work that bears comparison with the best writing of the 20th century. COUNTRY GIRL brings us face-to-face with a life of high drama and contemplation.
Back Bay Books * 9780316122719

THE DAUGHTERS OF MARS by Thomas Keneally (Historical Fiction)
In 1915, Australian sisters Naomi and Sally Durance join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their father’s farm and carrying a guilty secret with them. They become the friends they never were at home and find themselves courageous in the face of extreme danger. Each meets an exceptional man: the kind of men for whom they might give up some of their newfound independence --- if only they all survive.
Washington Square Press * 9781476734620

DEAD, WHITE, AND BLUE: A Death on Demand Mystery by Carolyn Hart
Summer brings good business to Annie Darling’s mystery bookstore, Death on Demand, as tourists swarm in, searching for the latest beach read. But July 4th brings its own mystery as first one and then another islander disappears. Annie and her husband, Max, soon find themselves following a twisted trail marked by adultery, blackmail and betrayal as they pursue a cold-blooded killer in the dog days of summer.
Berkley * 9780425260784

DEATH ANGEL by Linda Fairstein
DEATH ANGEL takes readers into the storied history of New York’s Central Park with Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman as they race to track down a serial killer before yet another young woman is found dead. Is the body discovered in the Ramble the first victim of a deranged psychopath, or are other missing women in years past whose remains have never been found connected to this savage attack?
Signet Select * 9780451417282

FAIR PLAY by Deeanne Gist
(Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
Saddled with a man’s name, the captivating Billy Jack Tate makes no apologies for taking on a man’s profession. As a doctor at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, she is one step closer to having her very own medical practice --- until Hunter Scott asks her to give it all up to become his wife. Will Billy exchange her doctor’s shingle for the domesticated role of a southern wife, or will Hunter abandon the wide open spaces of home for a life in the “gray city”?
Howard Books * 9781451692419

At age 19, Rob Carrey, the son of a cabinetmaker, spent his senior year at Connecticut’s prestigious Fenton boarding school to help the rowing team known as the God Four break its losing streak in the annual Tuesday race against rival Warwick. Fifteen years later, Rob is a documentary filmmaker for National Geographic. When he receives an unexpected letter from a troubled Fenton classmate, Rob is forced to revisit memories he had hoped to forget.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250048721

Paperback Original
In 1910 London, a remarkable young seamstress is noticed by Queen Mary and given a position in the royal household. A century later, Caroline, a struggling designer, discovers a mysterious hand-me-down quilt with a curious verse embroidered into its lining. When Caroline learns that the fabric in the quilt is rare royal wedding silk and begins to dig deeper, she uncovers the extraordinary story of two women whose lives collide with devastating consequences. But that secret pales in comparison to the truth Caroline finally learns about herself.
Sourcebooks Landmark * 9781402282485

THE GODS OF GUILT: A Lincoln Lawyer Novel
by Michael Connelly (Legal Thriller)
When Mickey Haller learns that a murder victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption --- or proof of his ultimate guilt.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455575992

INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE by Maggie O'Farrell (Fiction)
Gretta Riordan awakes one morning to find that her husband of 40 years has vanished, cleaning out his bank account along the way. Her three grown children converge on their parents’ home for the first time in years: Michael Francis, whose marriage is failing; Monica, with two stepdaughters who despise her; and Aoife, who has arranged her entire life to conceal a devastating secret.
Vintage * 9780345804716

LONG LIVE THE KING by Fay Weldon (Historical Fiction)
As 1901 comes to an end, there is much to be grateful for. The Dilberne fortune has been restored, and the grand Dilberne Court has been saved. Lord Robert's son, Arthur, is happily married to Chicago heiress Minnie, who is pregnant and trying to come to terms with her new role as lady of the manor, and her charming but controlling mother-in-law, Lady Isobel. While Lord Robert and Lady Isobel debate the future of their recently orphaned niece, Adela, she runs away and joins a travelling group of spiritualists and has a life-saving run-in with the king.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250049322

THE LONGEST RIDE by Nicholas Sparks (Fiction)
Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. They are two couples who have little in common, and are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455520640

LOST GIRLS: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker (True Crime)
Over the course of three years, five different women vanished without a trace. All but one of their bodies was discovered on Gilgo Beach, Long Island. The police concluded they were all the victims of one murderer, the Long Island serial killer. Working closely with the victim's families, LOST GIRLS brings into focus the stories of these young women, offering a searing portrait of crime and circumstance that goes to the heart of modern America itself.
Harper Perennial * 9780062183651

Nate Piven, a rising star in Brooklyn’s literary scene, has his pick of both magazine assignments and women. In this 21st-century literary world, wit and conversation are not at all dead. Is romance? Nate thinks of himself as beyond superficial judgment, yet constantly struggles with his own status anxiety --- he is drawn to women yet has a habit of letting them down.
Picador * 9781250050458

THE LUDWIG CONSPIRACY by Oliver Potzsch (Thriller)
An encoded diary by one of Ludwig II’s confidants falls into the hands of modern-day rare book dealer Steven Lukas, who soon realizes that the diary may bring him more misery than money. Others want the diary as well --- and they will kill to get it. Lukas teams up with a beautiful art detective to investigate each of Ludwig’s three famous castles for clues to crack the diary’s code as mysterious thugs and Ludwig’s fanatical followers chase them at every step. Just what in the diary could be so explosive?
Mariner Books * 9780544227965

MEANT TO BE MINE by Becky Wade
Paperback Original
After Ty Porter and Celia Park's whirlwind romance deposits them at a wedding chapel, they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality. Celia is ready to be Ty's wife, but Ty is not ready to be her husband. Five and a half years later, Celia has buried her dreams so she can afford to raise her daughter, while Ty has achieved all of his goals. Or thought he had, until he looks again into the eyes of the woman he couldn't forget and into the face of the child he never knew he had.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764211089

MEET ME AT EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE CLAIM by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
Love and tomato sauce are thick in the Scottoline/Serritella household, and Lisa and Francesca’s mother-daughter turned best-friends bond will strike a familiar note to many. But now that Lisa is a suburban empty-nester and Francesca is an independent twenty-something in the big city, they have to learn how to stay close while living apart. How does a mother’s love translate across state lines and over any semblance of personal boundaries?
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250025081

NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller (Thriller)
Home alone one morning, widower Sheldon Horowitz witnesses a dispute between the woman who lives upstairs and an aggressive stranger. When events turn dire, Sheldon seizes and shields the neighbor’s young son from the violence, and they flee the scene. But old age and circumstances are altering Sheldon’s experience of time and memory. He is haunted by dreams of his son Saul’s life and by guilt over his death.
Mariner Books * 9780544292666

ONE HUNDRED NAMES by Cecelia Ahern (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Constance, the woman who taught journalist Kitty Logan everything she knew, is dying. At her mentor's bedside, Kitty asks her, "What is the one story you always wanted to write?" The answer lies in a single sheet of paper buried in Constance's office --- a list of 100 names --- with no notes or explanation. But before she can ask her friend, it is too late. Determined to unlock the mystery, Kitty begins piecing together an unexpected portrait of Constance's life...and starts to understand her own.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062248633

ONE MORE LAST CHANCE: A Place to Call Home, Book 2 by Cathleen Armstrong
Paperback Original
Sarah Cooley has come home to Last Chance, New Mexico, for one reason --- because it doesn't change. Chris Reed, on the other hand, wants nothing more than to spark some change in the little town. As the new owner of the Dip 'n' Dine, he's shaking things up to draw folks from all over the Southwest into his restaurant. As it turns out, the winds of change are blowing into Last Chance --- just not in the ways that Sarah or Chris might expect.
Revell * 9780800722470

THE OUTSIDER: A Memoir by Jimmy Connors (Memoir)
Jimmy Connors ignited the tennis boom in the 1970s with his aggressive style of play, turning his matches with John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Ivan Lendl into prizefights. More than just the story of a tennis champion, THE OUTSIDER is the uncensored account of Connors's life --- from his complicated relationship with his formidable mother and his storybook romance with tennis legend Chris Evert, to his battles with gambling and fidelity.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780061243004

PINSTRIPE EMPIRE: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss by Marty Appel (Sports)
Since their breakthrough championship season in 1923, the New York Yankees have been baseball’s most successful franchise. Marty Appel, the Yankees’ PR director during the 1970s, now illuminates the team in all its century-plus of glory: clever, maneuvering owners; rowdy, talented players; and, of course, 27 championships.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620406816

THE RESIDUE YEARS by Mitchell S. Jackson (Fiction)
Mitchell S. Jackson grew up black in a neglected neighborhood in America’s whitest city, Portland, Oregon. In his commanding autobiographical novel, Mitchell writes what it was to come of age in that time and place. THE RESIDUE YEARS switches between the perspectives of a young man, Champ, and his mother, Grace, who, fresh out of a drug treatment program, is trying to stay clean and get her kids back.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620400296

REVENGE WEARS PRADA: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger (Fiction)
Almost a decade has passed since Andy Sachs quit working for Miranda Priestly at Runway magazine. Andy and Emily, her former nemesis and co-assistant, have since joined forces to start a high-end bridal magazine. When she discovers a secret letter with crushing implications, Andy’s wedding-day jitters turn to cold dread. She realizes that nothing --- not her husband or her beloved career --- is as it seems.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439136645

SAVE YOURSELF by Kelly Braffet (Thriller)
Patrick Cusimano’s life can’t get much worse. His brother’s girlfriend, Caro, has pushed their friendship to an uncomfortable new level, and he can’t shake the attentions of Layla Elshere, a goth teenager who befriends him for reasons he doesn’t understand. Meanwhile, Layla’s little sister, Verna, is suffering through her first year of high school. Unless Patrick, Layla, Caro and Verna can forge their own twisted paths to peace, they’re stuck on a dangerous collision course where the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Broadway Books * 9780385347365

THE SHADOW YEAR by Hannah Richell (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Still grieving the death of her prematurely delivered infant, Lila finds a welcome distraction in renovating a country house she's recently inherited. She finds herself drawn into the story of a group of idealistic university grads from 30 years before, who'd thrown off the shackles of bourgeois city life. When the fate of the group is left eerily unclear, Lila turns her attention to untangling a web of secrets to uncover the shocking truth of what happened that fateful year.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455554331

A SHORT WALK TO THE EDGE OF LIFE: How My Simple Adventure Became a Dance with Death --- and Taught Me What Really Matters by Scott Hubbartt
Paperback Original
It was supposed to be a simple day hike. Scott Hubbartt was a military veteran with years of survival training. Everyone who knew him considered him an expert adventurer. But Scott's trek into the treacherous backcountry canyons of the Peruvian Andes turned into a desperate fight to survive after he became hopelessly lost. As his eight-hour hike lengthened into days, Scott faced dehydration, hunger and exhaustion. And that’s when his true journey began.
WaterBrook Press * 9781601426048

SILENCED: Alaskan Courage, Book Four by Dani Pettrey
(Romantic Suspense)
Paperback Original
A relaxing day of rock climbing takes a disturbing turn when Kayden McKenna's route brings her face-to-face with a dead climber. Is it a terrible accident or something darker? When the case is handed to overburdened sheriff Landon Grainger, he turns to Jake Westin for help. With Jake's past now revealed, he's ready to use his talent for investigation again --- but he could never prepare for where the mystery will take him.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764211959

SISTERLAND by Curtis Sittenfeld (Fiction)
Kate and her identical twin sister, Violet, were born with innate psychic abilities concerning future events and other people’s secrets. Now, years later, their different paths have led them both back to their hometown of St. Louis. When a minor earthquake hits in the middle of the night, the normal life Kate has always wished for begins to shift. She is ultimately forced to reconcile her fraught relationship with her sister and to face truths about herself she has long tried to deny.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812980332

SOBER MERCIES: How Love Caught Up with a Christian Drunk by Heather Kopp (Memoir)
Engaging, funny and bracingly honest, Heather Kopp shares her remarkable journey into darkness...and back to the light again. Her story reveals the unique challenges and spiritual conundrums Christians face when they become ensnared in an addiction, and the redemption that's possible when we finally reach the end of ourselves.
Jericho Books * 9781455527755

SPIRIT BRIDGE: A Well Spring Novel by James L. Rubart
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THE SPIRIT BRIDGE is the epic conclusion to acclaimed author James L. Rubart's Well Spring series, which will propel each of the Warriors Riding on a quest of true identity, ultimate freedom, and a final battle that will leave them changed forever.
Thomas Nelson * 9781401686093

THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY by Adriana Trigiani (Fiction)
In this conclusion to Adriana Trigiani's Valentine trilogy, Valentine Roncalli is marrying Gianluca Vechiarelli, the love of her life. However, she hasn't truly considered the cultural and age differences between an American businesswoman and a native Italian who's 18 years her senior. The repercussions lead to a rollercoaster love story with a powerful emotional payoff.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062136596

THANKFUL: Return to Sugarcreek, Book Two by Shelley Shepard Gray
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Aden Reese always planned to court Christina Kempf. But losing his mother and father changed everything --- except his love for her. Her parents generously welcomed him into their home and treated him like a son. He can’t betray their kindness by admitting his feelings for the girl who is like a sister...yet so much more. Pressured by her parents to court, Christina begins to accept the attentions of Sugarcreek’s young men, and now, Aden must make a choice.
Avon Inspire * 9780062204479

THROUGH THE DEEP WATERS by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Historical Romance)
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Dinah Hubley was born to an unloving prostitute in a popular Chicago brothel. Anxious to escape and eager to put everything behind her, she accepts a job at the Clifton Hotel. She feels more worthless than ever, based on a single horrible decision she made to survive. When a handsome chicken farmer named Amos starts to show interest, Dinah withdraws further, convinced no one could want a sullied woman. Despite their insecurities, Amos resolves to show Dinah Christ’s love.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307731296

A TREACHEROUS PARADISE by Henning Mankell (Historical Fiction)
Cold and poverty define Hanna Renström’s childhood in northern Sweden, and in 1904 she boards a ship for Australia. But none of her hopes --- or fears --- prepares her for the life she will lead. As Hanna’s story unfurls over the next several years in this “treacherous paradise,” she wrestles with a devastating loneliness and with the racism she is meant to unthinkingly adopt.
Vintage * 9780345802521

WHILE LOVE STIRS: The Gregory Sisters, Book 2 by Lorna Seilstad
(Historical Romance)
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Charlotte Gregory is thrilled to have the opportunity to travel, lecture, and give cooking demonstrations on the very latest kitchen revolution --- the gas stove. And she certainly doesn't mind that the gas company has hired the kindhearted Lewis Mathis to entertain at her lectures. But young hospital superintendent Dr. Joel Brooks is not convinced any changes should be made --- especially by this outspoken young woman. When Charlotte and Joel are coerced into planning a fund-raising gala for the hospital, will this combustible pair explode?
Revell * 9780800721824

THE WORLD’S STRONGEST LIBRARIAN: A Book Lover's Adventures by Josh Hanagarne
Although he wouldn’t officially be diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome until his freshman year of high school, Josh Hanagarne was six years old when he first began exhibiting symptoms. By the time he was 20, the young Mormon had reached his towering adult height of 6’7” when his Tourette’s tics escalated to nightmarish levels. Despite undergoing treatments that failed miserably, Josh persevered to marry and earn a degree in Library Science.
Gotham * 9781592408771

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