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May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of May 5th and May 12th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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 (Devotional)
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

On Sale the Week of May 5th in Paperback

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
Paperback Original
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
Paperback Original
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)
Paperback Original
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)
Paperback Original
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
On Sale the Week of May 12th in Hardcover

May 12th

THE LONG SHADOW: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century by David Reynolds (History)
One of the most violent conflicts in the history of civilization, World War I has been strangely forgotten in American culture. It has become a ghostly war fought in a haze of memory, often seen merely as a distant preamble to World War II. In THE LONG SHADOW, historian David Reynolds seeks to broaden our vision by assessing the impact of the Great War across the 20th century.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393088632

May 13th

ANY OTHER NAME: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson (Mystery)
Detective Gerald Holman is dead, and Lucian Connally wants to know what drove him to take his own life. With the clock ticking on the birth of his first grandchild, Sheriff Walt Longmire learns that the by-the-book detective might have suppressed evidence concerning three missing women. Digging deeper, Walt uncovers an incriminating secret so dark that it threatens to claim other lives even before the sheriff can serve justice --- Wyoming style.
Viking Adult * 9780670026463

BE THE DAD SHE NEEDS YOU TO BE: The Indelible Imprint a Father Leaves on His Daughter's Life by Dr. Kevin Leman (Parenting)
The relationship that matters most to your daughter isn't the one with her mother --- it's the one with you, Dad. Her self-esteem, choices, behavior, character, and even her ideas about or choice of a marriage partner are all directly tied to you. In BE THE DAD SHE NEEDS YOU TO BE, Dr. Kevin Leman will show you how to get the fathering job done well.
Thomas Nelson * 9780529123329

BIRD BOX by Josh Malerman (Thriller)
Something terrifying is out there that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying --- one wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them.
Ecco * 9780062259653

BITTERSWEET by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (Fiction)
On scholarship at a prestigious East Coast college, ordinary Mabel Dagmar is surprised to befriend her roommate, Genevra Winslow. Ev invites Mabel to spend the summer at her Vermont cottage, Bittersweet, where her family has held court for more than a century. However, a terrible discovery leads to shocking violence and reveals what the Winslows may have done to keep their power intact. Mabel must choose to either expose the secret and be expelled from paradise, or make Ev's dark world her own.
Crown * 9780804138567

THE BLONDE by Anna Godbersen (Historical Thriller)
In 1947, Norma Jeane Baker meets a mysterious man in Los Angeles who transforms her into Marilyn Monroe. Twelve years later he comes back for his repayment, and Marilyn is given her first assignment from the KGB: uncover something about JFK that no one else knows. But a simple job turns complicated when Marilyn falls in love with the bright young President and learns of plans to assassinate him.
Weinstein Books * 9781602862227

CLOUDS OF GLORY: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee by Michael Korda (Biography/History)
Michael Korda paints a vivid and admiring portrait of Robert E. Lee as a brilliant general, a devoted family man, and principled gentleman who disliked slavery and disagreed with secession, yet who refused command of the Union Army in 1861 because he could not "draw his sword" against his beloved Virginia. CLOUDS OF GLORY analyzes Lee's command during the Civil War and explores his failed strategy for winning the war.
Harper * 9780062116291

THE CORSICAN CAPER by Peter Mayle (Mystery)
Awaiting the arrival of vacationing friends Sam Levitt and Elena Morales, billionaire Francis Reboul spies a massive yacht whose passengers seem a little too interested in his property. The yacht belongs to rapacious Russian tycoon Oleg Vronsky, who, for his own purposes, will stop at nothing to obtain Reboul’s villa. When Reboul refuses to sell, Vronsky’s methods quickly turn unsavory. Now it’s up to Sam to negotiate with an underworld of mercenaries and hit men.
Knopf * 9780307962867

DEAR LEADER: Poet, Spy, Escapee -- A Look Inside North Korea by Jang Jin-sung (Memoir)
As North Korea’s State Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life. With food provisions (even as the country suffered through its great famine), a travel pass, access to strictly censored information, and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure. But this privileged existence was about to be shattered. When a strictly forbidden magazine he lent to a friend goes missing, Jang Jin-sung must flee for his life.
Atria / 37 Ink * 9781476766553

DEBBIE DOESN'T DO IT ANYMORE by Walter Mosley (Fiction)
Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry after her tomcatting husband dies in a hot tub --- electrocuted, with another woman in there with him. Debbie decides she just isn't going to "do it anymore." But executing her exit strategy from the porn world is a wrenching and far from simple process.
Doubleday * 9780385526180

DYLAN: The Biography by Dennis McDougal (Biography)
Bob Dylan is a music hero to generations. He’s also an international bestselling artist, a Pulitzer Prize–winning author and an Oscar winner for “Things Have Changed.” His career is stronger and more influential than ever. How did this happen, given the road to oblivion he seemed to choose more than two decades ago? Los Angeles Times journalist Dennis McDougal builds a new understanding of Dylan, as well as the real story behind the myths.
Wiley * 9780470636237

ENDURING COURAGE: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed by John F. Ross (History)
ENDURING COURAGE is the electrifying story of the beginning of America’s love affair with speed --- and how one man above all the rest showed a nation the way forward. Eddie Rickenbacker was an innovator on the racetrack, a skilled aerial dualist and squadron commander, and founder of Eastern Air Lines. He showed a war-weary nation what it took to survive against nearly insurmountable odds when he and seven others endured a harrowing three-week ordeal adrift without food or water in the Pacific during World War II.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250033772

HANGMAN by Stephan Talty (Thriller)
Not so long ago, serial killer Marcus Flynn preyed upon the community’s teenage daughters --- until he was cornered and shot in the head. But Flynn lived, carrying to prison the nickname “Hangman,” along with the secret of his last victim’s fate. Homicide cop Abbie Kearney wasn’t around during Hangman’s reign of terror and had never experienced firsthand his horror. Until now.
Ballantine Books * 9780345538086

THE HOLLOW GROUND by Natalie S. Harnett (Fiction)
The underground mine fires ravaging Pennsylvania coal country have forced 11-year-old Brigid Howley and her family to seek refuge with her estranged grandparents. Already struggling to keep her family together, Brigid makes a grisly discovery in a long-abandoned bootleg mine shaft. In the aftermath, decades-old secrets threaten to prove just as dangerous to the Howleys as the burning, hollow ground beneath their feet.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250041982

JACK OF SPIES by David Downing (Thriller)
Jack McColl has always hoped to make a job for himself as a spy. As his sales calls take him from city to great city, he moonlights collecting intelligence for His Majesty's Navy. With a geopolitical catastrophe brewing, he soon realizes what his aspirations may cost him. Meanwhile, an American suffragette journalist has wiled her way deep into his affections, and it is not long before he realizes that her family might be embroiled in the Irish Republican movement his bosses are fighting against.
Soho Crime * 9781616952686

THE KILL SWITCH: A Tucker Wayne Novel by James Rollins and Grant Blackwood (Thriller)
The mission seems simple enough: extract a pharmaceutical magnate from Russian soil, a volatile man who holds the secret to a deadly bioweapon. But nothing is as it appears to be. A conspiracy of world-shattering scope unravels as former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his stalwart companion, Kane, a military working dog of exceptional abilities, struggle to keep one move ahead of their deadly enemies.
William Morrow * 9780062135254

THE KRAKEN PROJECT by Douglas Preston (Thriller)
NASA is building a probe to be splashed down in the Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn’s great moon, Titan. It is one of the most promising habitats for extraterrestrial life in the solar system, but the surface is unpredictable and dangerous, requiring the probe to contain artificial intelligence software. To this end, Melissa Shepherd, a brilliant programmer, has developed "Dorothy," a powerful, self-modifying AI whose true potential is both revolutionary and terrifying. When miscalculations lead to a catastrophe during testing, Dorothy flees into the Internet.
Forge Books * 9780765317698

NEXT LIFE MIGHT BE KINDER by Howard Norman (Fiction)
Sam Lattimore meets Elizabeth Church in 1970s Halifax, in an art gallery. The sparks are immediate, leading quickly to a marriage that is dear, erotically charged and brief. In Howard Norman’s new novel, the gleam of the marriage and the circumstances of Elizabeth’s murder are revealed in heart-stopping increments.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547712123

THE ORENDA by Joseph Boyden (Fiction)
Christophe, a French Jesuit missionary, is ready to begin his enlightenment when he sets out in the New World to save the souls of "sauvages." When his native guides --- terrified by even a scent of the Iroquois --- abandon him, however, he is captured by a Huron warrior named Bird, along with a young Iroquois girl, Snow Falls. The three are soon caught at the center of the Huron-Iroquois rivalry, compounded by the development of the settlement New France.
Knopf * 9780385350730

THE POSSIBILITIES by Kaui Hart Hemmings (Fiction)
Sarah St. John is still reeling from the death of her 22-year-old son, Cully, in an avalanche. Though she is surrounded by family and friends who try to distract her from her grief, she cannot help but feel alone. Barely ready to deal with the fact that she will never see her son again, Sarah is surprised when a strange girl arrives on her doorstep bearing a secret from Cully that could change all of their lives forever.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476725796

QUEEN OF THE DARK THINGS by C. Robert Cargill (Fantasy)
In the sequel to DREAMS AND SHADOWS, we find the wizard Colby reeling from the loss of his best friend to an army of fairies from the Limestone Kingdom. But in vanquishing these creatures and banning them from Austin, Colby has sacrificed the anonymity that once protected him. With word of his deed spreading, powerful enemies begin to resurface. With time running out and few of his old allies and enemies willing to help, he is compelled to turn for aid to forces even darker than those he once battled.
Harper Voyager * 9780062190451

REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS by Bret Anthony Johnston (Fiction)
Since Justin Campbell's disappearance four years ago, his family has been stuck in the grooves of grief. They are unable to comfort themselves, let alone one another. Then the impossible happens: Justin has been found only miles away, completely okay. Though the reunion is a miracle, Justin’s homecoming exposes the deep rifts that have diminished his family, the wounds they all carry that may never fully heal.
Random House * 9781400062126

THE SHELF: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading by Phyllis Rose (Essays)
Can you have an Extreme Adventure in a library? Phyllis Rose casts herself into the wilds of an Upper East Side lending library in an effort to do just that. Hoping to explore the “real ground of literature,” she reads her way through a somewhat randomly chosen shelf of fiction, from LEQ to LES.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374261207

THE SKIN COLLECTOR: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver (Thriller)
Lincoln Rhyme must untangle a twisted web of clues before a killer targets more victims --- or Rhyme himself. When a connection is made to the Bone Collector --- the serial killer who terrorized New York more than a decade ago --- Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are immediately drawn into the case. Rhyme, Sachs and the NYPD must race against time to answer the many questions the investigation uncovers.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455517138

THE SON by Jo Nesbo (Thriller)
Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. He has been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved. They don’t know or care that Sonny has a serious heroin habit --- or where or how he gets his uninterrupted supply of the drug. Or that he’s serving time for other peoples’ crimes.
Knopf * 9780385351379

TED WILLIAMS, MY FATHER: A Memoir by Claudia Williams (Sports/Memoir)
Claudia Williams, the last surviving child of Ted Williams, recounts her time with one of baseball's brightest stars, offering a rare glimpse inside the Hall of Famer's life after he hung up his spikes. With a fresh insight, she presents an unexpected portrait of Ted Williams as more than the greatest hitter to ever live, but also as a flawed man with a kind heart.
Ecco * 9780062259561

THROWBACK: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game Is Really Played by Jason Kendall and Lee Judge (Sports)
Jason Kendall and sportswriter Lee Judge team up to bring you --- the fan, player, coach, or curious statistician --- an insider’s view of the game from a player’s perspective. This is a book about pre-game rituals, what to look for when a pitcher warms up between innings, the signs a catcher uses to communicate with the pitcher, and so much more.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250031839

TO RISE AGAIN AT A DECENT HOUR by Joshua Ferris (Fiction)
Paul O'Rourke is a Manhattan dentist with a thriving practice. But he is a man made of contradictions, and his biggest fear is that he may never truly come to understand anybody, including himself. When someone begins impersonating Paul online, his quest to learn why his identity has been stolen forces him to confront his troubled past and his uncertain future in a life disturbingly split between the real and the virtual.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316033978

THE TRANSCRIPTIONIST by Amy Rowland (Fiction)
When Lena, the transcriptionist for the Record, a New York City newspaper, reads a shocking piece about a Jane Doe mauled to death by a lion, she is surprised to see that she recognizes the woman, having met her on the bus a few days before. Obsessed with understanding what caused the woman to deliberately climb into the lion's den, Lena begins a campaign for the truth that will destroy the Record's complacency and shake the venerable institution to its very foundation.
Algonquin Books * 9781616202545

THE YANKEE WAY: Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball by Willie Randolph (Sports/Memoir)
Legendary New York Yankee Willie Randolph tells the story of his life playing and coaching for the most storied professional sports franchise in the world, detailing his career on and off the field with some of baseball’s biggest stars. But though Randolph is a Yankee, he is first and foremost a quintessential New Yorker. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he shares memories of his rise from the projects to the house that Ruth built.
It Books * 9780061450778

THE YEAR SHE LEFT US by Kathryn Ma (Fiction)
A disastrous trip to visit her "home" orphanage in China has plunged 18-year-old Ari into a self-destructive spiral. Her adoptive mother, Charlie, is desperate to keep her daughter safe. Meanwhile, Charlie must endure the prickly scrutiny of her mother, Gran, and her sister, Les. As they cope with Ari's journey of discovery and its aftermath, the Kong women will come face to face with the truths of their lives.
Harper * 9780062273345

May 15th

THE HIDDEN CHILD by Camilla Läckberg (Psychological Thriller)
Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover a Nazi medal among her late mother’s possessions. To uncover her family's past, Erica must read her mother’s wartime diaries. Could what little knowledge she has be enough to endanger her husband and newborn baby? The dark past is coming to light, and no one will escape the truth of how they came to be.
Pegasus * 9781605985534
On Sale the Week of May 12th in Paperback

May 13th

A BEAUTIFUL TRUTH by Colin McAdam (Fiction)
Told simultaneously from the perspective of humans and chimpanzees, set in a Vermont home and a Florida primate research facility, A BEAUTIFUL TRUTH --- at times brutal, other times deeply moving --- is about the simple truths that transcend species, the meaning of family, the lure of belonging, and the capacity for survival.
Soho Press * 9781616953782

CATASTROPHE 1914: Europe Goes to War by Max Hastings (History)
In CATASTROPHE 1914, acclaimed military historian Max Hastings gives us a conflict different from the familiar one of barbed wire, mud and futility. He traces the path to war, making clear why Germany and Austria-Hungary were primarily to blame, and describes the gripping first clashes in the West, where the French army marched into action in uniforms of red and blue with flags flying and bands playing.
Vintage * 9780307743831

THE FOUNTAIN OF ST. JAMES COURT; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman by Sena Jeter Naslund (Fiction)
Kathryn Callaghan has just finished her novel about painter Élisabeth Vigée-LeBrun, a survivor of the French Revolution hated for her sympathetic portraits of Marie Antoinette. Though still haunted by the story she has written, Kathryn must leave the 18th-century European world she has researched and made vivid in order to return to her own life as an American in 2012.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061579509

GUESTS ON EARTH by Lee Smith (Historical Fiction)
It’s 1936 when orphaned 13-year-old Evalina Toussaint is admitted to Highland Hospital, a mental institution in Asheville, North Carolina, known for its innovative treatments for nervous disorders and addictions. Taken under the wing of the hospital’s most notable patient, Zelda Fitzgerald, Evalina witnesses cascading events that lead up to the tragic fire of 1948 that killed nine women in a locked ward, Zelda among them.
A Shannon Ravenel Book/Algonquin * 9781616203801

THE HEART’S PURSUIT by Robin Lee Hatcher (Romance/Adventure)
Paperback Original
Silver Matlock and Jared Newman know traveling together is a bad idea. But Silver is determined to track down the rogue who left her at the altar and stole the last remnant of her father's fortune. And Jared is in a hurry to hunt down the murderer who destroyed his family --- even if Silver is too distractingly beautiful for comfort. To confront a deadly enemy, Silver and Jared must learn to forgive and trust and face the question they haven't dared voice: What happens next?
Zondervan * 9780310259275

IF YOU WERE HERE by Alafair Burke (Mystery/Thriller)
Manhattan journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenage boy from the subway tracks. When she locates footage of part of the incident, she is shocked to discover that the woman in the video bears a strong resemblance to a close friend who disappeared a decade earlier. This sends McKenna on a dangerous search for the missing woman --- a search that will force her to unearth long-buried truths much closer to home.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062208361

THE LAST TRAIN TO ZONA VERDE: My Ultimate African Safari by Paul Theroux (Memoir)
“Happy again, back in the kingdom of light,” writes Paul Theroux as he sets out on a new journey through the continent he knows and loves best. Theroux first came to Africa as a 22-year-old Peace Corps volunteer, and the pull of the vast land never left him. Now he returns, after 50 years on the road, to explore the little-traveled territory of western Africa and to take stock both of the place and of himself.
Mariner Books * 9780544227934

LETTERS FROM SKYE by Jessica Brockmole (Historical Fiction)
When was the last time you wrote a letter? Not an email or a Facebook message, but an actual handwritten letter sent through the mail? If it's been a while, then LETTERS FROM SKYE might just convince you to put pen to paper again. Jessica Brockmole's debut novel, an epistolary romance that spans several decades and two world wars, is a testament to the power of love to overcome great adversity.
Ballantine Books * 9780345542625

LOOPERS: A Caddie's Twenty-Year Golf Odyssey by John Dunn (Memoir)
John Dunn never expected that his summer job as a caddy at the local course in Connecticut might turn into something more. But one adventure after another kept him coming back summer after summer, until --- out of college --- he found himself migrating with the seasons, looping at some of the most exquisite and exclusive golf locations in the world.
Broadway Books * 9780770437206

MORTALITY by Christopher Hitchens (Memoir)
Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Christopher Hitchens refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this riveting account of his affliction, Hitchens poignantly describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us.
Twelve * 9781455502769

THE OLD TURK'S LOAD by Gregory Gibson
(Hard-boiled Crime Fiction)
Angelo DiNoto is a powerful crime lord in 1967, his empire bolstered by importing pure heroin courtesy of the poppies grown by an old Turkish farmer. Yet when a five-million-dollar shipment goes missing, DiNoto isn’t the only one willing to turn over every rock (and bust some heads, arms, legs, etc.) to locate it.

Mysterious Press * 9780802121141

SOMEBODY LIKE YOU by Beth K. Vogt (Romance)
Paperback Original
Haley’s three-year marriage to Sam, an army medic, ends tragically when he’s killed in Afghanistan. Her attempts to create a new life for herself are ambushed when she arrives home one evening --- and finds her husband's estranged twin brother, Stephen, waiting for her. Stephen discovers Sam never told Haley about him. As Haley and Stephen navigate their fragile relation­ship, they are drawn to each other. How can they honor the memory of a man whose death brought them together --- and whose ghost could drive them apart?
Howard Books * 9781476737584

TOP OF THE MORNING: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV by Brian Stelter (Arts & Entertainment)
When America wakes up with personable and charming hosts like Matt Lauer, Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos, it's hard to imagine their show bookers having to guard a guest's hotel room all night to prevent rival shows from poaching. But that is just part of the intense reality Brian Stelter reveals in TOP OF THE MORNING --- a gripping look at the most competitive time slot in television, complete with Machiavellian booking wars and manic behavior by the producers, executives and stars.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455512881

WANT NOT by Jonathan Miles (Fiction)
As WANT NOT opens on Thanksgiving Day, readers are telescoped into three different worlds in various states of disrepair --- a young freegan couple living off the grid in New York City; a once-prominent linguist, sacked at midlife by the dissolution of his marriage and his father’s losing battle with Alzheimer’s; and a self-made debt-collecting magnate, whose brute talent for squeezing money out of unlikely places has yielded him a royal existence, trophy wife included.
Mariner Books * 9780544228085

May 15th

THE STRANGER by Camilla Läckberg
A local woman is killed in a tragic car crash, but it isn’t a clear-cut drunk driving case. The victim’s blood contains high alcohol levels, but she rarely drank a drop. Meanwhile, a reality TV show begins shooting in the town, and tempers start to flare. When a drunken party ends with an unpopular contestant’s murder, all eyes turn to the cast and crew. Under the unforgiving media spotlight, Detective Patrik Hedstrom tackles his toughest investigation yet.
Pegasus * 9781605985541

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