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May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of May 19th and May 26th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of May 19th in Hardcover

May 20th

CLOSED DOORS by Lisa O'Donnell (Fiction)
Eleven-year-old Michael Murray has heard a secret, one that might explain the bruises on his mother’s face. When the whispers at home and on the street become too loud to ignore, Michael begins to wonder if there is an even bigger secret waiting to be discovered. Scared of what might happen if anyone finds out, and desperate for life to be normal again, Michael sets out to piece together the truth.
Harper * 9780062271891

COLD SHOT by Mark Henshaw (Thriller)
The USS Vicksburg is returning home when the crew comes upon a lifeboat bearing a dead Somali pirate who shows signs of torture. Soon Red Cell analysts Kyra Stryker and Jonathan Burke trace the dead man back to an Iranian ship that appears to have dangerous, radioactive cargo on board. It becomes clear that the Iranians are building a nuclear bomb, and it is up to Stryker and Burke to stop them before word gets out.
Touchstone * 9781476745572

CONVICTIONS: How I Learned What Matters Most by Marcus J. Borg (Christian Life/Spiritual Growth)
On the occasion of his 70th birthday, the renowned Marcus J. Borg shares his "convictions" about Christianity and America, contending that they are both at their best when they focus on hope and transformation and offers his thoughts on how American Christians can return to what matters most. He surveys the most significant conversations and personalities that shaped his life, and presents his convictions about faith and its role in the 21st century.
HarperOne * 9780062269973

THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP: A Novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad by Alex Grecian (Historical Thriller)
London, 1890. Four vicious murderers have escaped from prison, part of a plan gone terribly wrong, and now it is up to Walter Day, Nevil Hammersmith and the rest of Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad to hunt down the convicts before the men can resume their bloody spree. During the escape, the killers have stumbled upon the location of another notorious murderer, one thought gone for good but now prepared to join forces with them.
Putnam Adult * 9780399166433

THE GIRL IN THE ROAD by Monica Byrne (Fiction)
When Meena finds snakebites on her chest, her worst fears are realized: someone is after her. So she flees India and sets off for Ethiopia, the place of her birth. Meanwhile, Mariama, a young girl in Africa, is forced to flee her home. She joins up with a caravan of misfits traveling across the Sahara. As one heads east and the other west, Meena and Mariama’s fates are linked in ways that are mysterious and shocking to the core.
Crown * 9780804138840

THE GOOD SPY: The Life and Death of Robert Ames by Kai Bird (Biography)
Though a legend in the CIA, Robert Ames is unknown to the general public. But his story, and that of his friend and opposite number Ali Salameh, contains critical lessons for anyone seeking to understand the origins --- and future --- of the War on Terror. Using hundreds of recently released documents and conducting in-depth interviews with those who knew Ames best, Kai Bird tells his story in full for the first time.
Crown * 9780307889751

THE HEIRESSES by Sara Shepard (Thriller)
The only thing more flawless than a Saybrook’s solitaire is the family behind the diamond empire. Beauties, entrepreneurs, debutantes and mavens, the Saybrooks are the epitome of high society. Anyone would kill to be one of them. But be careful what you wish for, because if you were a Saybrook, you’d be haunted by secrets and plagued by a dark streak of luck.
Harper * 9780062259530

IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris (True Crime)
When a Utah mother went missing in December 2009, the media was swept up in the story --- with lenses and microphones trained on Susan’s husband, Josh. He said he had no idea what happened to his young wife, and that he and the boys had been camping in the middle of a snowstorm. Over the next three years, the story would reveal shocking secrets, ultimately leading to Josh murdering his sons and killing himself.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250027146

JFK JR, GEORGE, & ME: A Memoir by Matt Berman (Memoir)
John F. Kennedy Jr. handpicked Creative Director Matt Berman to bring his vision for a new political magazine to life, and the two developed a wonderfully collaborative and fun-loving relationship. In JFK JR., GEORGE, & ME, Matt remembers his brilliant friend and colleague --- John’s approach to work, life and fame, and most of all, his ease and grace, which charmed those around him.
Gallery Books * 9781451697018

THE LINCOLN MYTH by Steve Berry (Thriller)
From the streets of Copenhagen to the catacombs of Salzburg to the rugged mountains of Utah, the grim specter of the Civil War looms as a dangerous conspiracy gathers power. Cotton Malone risks life, liberty and his greatest love in a race for the truth about Abraham Lincoln --- while the fate of the United States of America hangs in the balance.
Ballantine Books * 9780345526571

THE ONE & ONLY by Emily Giffin (Fiction)
Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas, too devoted to her hometown football team to leave. But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea’s comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she has chosen is really enough for her. Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most --- and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears and secrets.
Ballantine Books * 9780345546883

RESISTANT by Michael Palmer (Thriller)
When Dr. Lou Welcome has to fill in last minute for his boss at the Physical Wellness Office, he takes an exclusive tour of the Center for Disease Control. He can't help but wonder about the development of weapons of mass destruction at a bacterial level. Little does Lou know that a scientist working a top-secret case will be kidnapped, and he will become enmeshed in a case that could have fatal consequences across the country.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250030924

SNIPER'S HONOR: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel by Stephen Hunter (Thriller/Adventure)
Kathy Reilly of The Washington Post becomes interested in the story of Ludmilla “Mili” Petrova, a legendary, beautiful female sniper who seems to have vanished from history. Reilly enlists former marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger to parse out the scarce details of Mili’s military service. The more Swagger learns about Mili’s last mission, the more he’s convinced her disappearance was no accident.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451640212

WYNNE'S WAR by Aaron Gwyn (Western/Adventure)
Corporal Elijah Russell is assigned to an elite Special Forces unit preparing to stage a secret mission in eastern Afghanistan. His task is to train the Green Berets --- fiercely loyal to their enigmatic commander, Captain Wynne --- to ride the horses they will use to execute this mission through treacherous mountain terrain. But as the team presses farther into enemy territory, the nature of their operation only becomes more mysterious and Wynne’s charismatic power takes on a darker cast.
Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544230279
On Sale the Week of May 19th in Paperback

May 20th

101 TIPS FOR THE SMART STEPMOM: Expert Advice from One Stepmom to Another by Laura Petherbridge (Parenting)
Paperback Original
In this down-to-earth book, Laura Petherbridge offers real answers from someone who's walked in your shoes --- and not only survived, but thrived as a stepmom. Here you'll find compact solutions arranged by topic, such as parenting, coping with the children's biological mom, finances, and dealing with the holidays.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764212215

AND THEN I FOUND YOU by Patti Callahan Henry (Fiction)
Katie Vaughan has a secret, something tucked away in her past. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend, Rowan, whom she wants to love with all her heart. But when she discovers a small velvet box hidden in Rowan's drawer, she panics. For the first time in her life, Katie knows that she won't fully love Rowan until she confronts the demons from her past, and it's time for her to act.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250049773

CARTWHEEL by Jennifer duBois (Psychological Thriller)
When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters. Five weeks later, though, her roommate Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who's asking. As the case takes shape --- revealing deceptions, secrets and suspicious DNA --- Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812985825

CRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan (Fiction)
When Rachel Chu's boyfriend, Nicholas Young, invites her to accompany him to his family home in Singapore to attend the most talked-about wedding of the summer, she makes a number of startling discoveries about him, including the fact that he is among the most eligible bachelors from one of Southeast Asia's richest families.
Anchor * 9780345803788

THE ENGAGEMENTS by J. Courtney Sullivan (Fiction)
As the lives and marriages of four couples unfold in surprising ways, we meet Frances Gerety, a young advertising copywriter in 1947. Frances is working on the De Beers campaign and needs a signature line, so, one night before bed, she scribbles a phrase on a scrap of paper: “A Diamond Is Forever.” And that line changes everything.
Vintage * 9780307949226

HIDDEN ORDER by Brad Thor (Thriller)
America’s most secretive organization operates without any accountability to the American people, and its power is without measure. The future is thrust into peril when control of the organization is lost. Scot Harvath, a covert counterterrorism operative, comes to Washington to embark on a dangerous chase when five candidates being considered to head this mysterious industry go missing.
Pocket Books * 9781476717104

ON SAL MAL LANE by Ru Freeman (Fiction)
On the day the Herath family moves in, Sal Mal Lane is still a quiet street, disturbed only by the cries of the children whose triumphs and tragedies sustain the families that live there. As the neighbors adapt to the newcomers in different ways, the children fill their days with cricket matches, romantic crushes and small rivalries. But the tremors of civil war are mounting, and the conflict threatens to engulf them all.
Graywolf Press * 9781555976767

TOM CLANCY'S OP-CENTER: OUT OF THE ASHES by Dick Couch and George Galdorisi (Thriller)
Paperback Original
When terrorists detonate bombs in sports stadiums, the President executes an emergency order to bring back Op-Center --- an Op-Center capable of dealing with the high-tech crises of the 21st century, and there is a lethal one brewing in the Middle East. Only the men and women of Op-Center, using sophisticated technology, realize what is about to be unleashed. Only they have the courage to issue a warning no one wants to hear. But will anyone believe them?
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250026835

TRANSATLANTIC by Colum McCann (Fiction)
Three iconic crossings are connected by a series of remarkable women whose personal stories are caught up in the swells of history. Beginning with Irish housemaid Lily Duggan, who crosses paths with Frederick Douglass, TRANSATLANTIC follows her daughter and granddaughter, and culminates in the present-day story of Hannah Carson, in whom all the hopes and failures of previous generations live on.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812981926

WE NEED NEW NAMES by NoViolet Bulawayo (Fiction)
In Zimbabwe, 10-year-old Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo's belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad. But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few.
Back Bay Books * 9780316230841
On Sale the Week of May 26th in Hardcover

May 27th

by Mark Billingham
When Stuart Nicklin announces that he wishes to reveal the whereabouts of one of his earliest victims and that he wants the cop who caught him to be there when he does it, it becomes clear that Tom Thorne’s life is about to become seriously unpleasant. Thorne is forced to accompany Nicklin to a remote island off the Welsh coast. As Thorne and his team search for bones that are somewhat more recent, it becomes clear that Nicklin’s motives are far from altruistic.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802122483

DARK AEMILIA: A Novel of Shakespeare's Dark Lady
by Sally O'Reilly
(Historical Fiction)
The daughter of a Venetian musician, Aemilia Bassano crosses paths with an impetuous playwright named William Shakespeare and begins an impassioned but ill-fated affair. A decade later, Queen Elizabeth is dead, and Aemilia is now married to a fool. Like the rest of London, she fears the plague. And when her young son Henry takes ill, Aemilia resolves to do anything to save him, even if it means seeking help from her estranged lover, Will --- or worse, making a pact with the Devil himself.
Picador * 9781250048134

by Matthew Quirk
In this highly anticipated sequel to THE 500, Mike Ford's brother is in over his head in a powerful conspiracy to steal a secret worth billions of dollars from the little-known but unbelievably influential trading desk at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In an effort to help, Mike soon finds himself trapped by the dangerous men in charge --- and forced to call on all the skills of his criminal past in order to escape.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316198646

by Smith Henderson
After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral 11-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face to face with the boy's profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah. But as Pete's own family spins out of control, Pearl's activities spark the full-blown interest of the FBI, putting Pete at the center of a massive manhunt from which no one will emerge unscathed.
Ecco * 9780062286444

GHOST SHIP: A Kurt Austin Adventure
by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and soon finds himself descending into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime and uncovering a pattern of vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and a web of human trafficking.
Putnam Adult * 9780399167317

by Terry Hayes
(Espionage Thriller)
Pilgrim is the code name for a world class and legendary secret agent. At the novel’s opening, a woman lies face down in a pool of acid. The room has been sprayed down with DNA-eradicating antiseptic spray. All the techniques are pulled directly from Pilgrim's book, a cult classic of forensic science written under a pen name. In offering the NYPD some casual assistance with the case, Pilgrim gets pulled back into the intelligence underground.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781439177723

LINCOLN'S BISHOP: A President, A Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux Warriors
by Gustav Niebuhr
LINCOLN'S BISHOP is Gustav Niebuhr's compelling history of Abraham Lincoln's decision in 1862 to spare the lives of 265 condemned Sioux men, and the Episcopal bishop who was his moral compass, helping guide the president's conscience. Bringing to life this little known event and this extraordinary man, Niebuhr pays tribute to the once amazing moral force of mainline Protestant churches and the practitioners who guarded America's conscience.
HarperOne * 9780062097682

THE PHANTOM OF FIFTH AVENUE: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark
by Meryl Gordon
Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's 121-room Beaux Arts mansion in New York and was one of the leading celebrities of her day. All her money and all her real estate could not protect her in her later life from being manipulated by shady hangers-on and hospitals that were only too happy to admit (and bill) a healthy woman. But what happened to Huguette that turned a vivacious, young socialite into a recluse? And what was her life like inside that gilded, copper cage?
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455512638

by Beatriz Williams
(Romantic Suspense)
Vivian Schuyler has recently defied the privilege of her storied old Fifth Avenue family to do the unthinkable for a budding Kennedy-era socialite: break into the Madison Avenue world of razor-stylish Metropolitan magazine. But when she receives a bulky overseas parcel in the mail, the unexpected contents draw her inexorably back into her family’s past, and the hushed-over crime passionnel of an aunt she never knew, whose existence has been wiped from the record of history.
Putnam Adult * 9780399162176

by Joseph Finder
When single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to afford his daughter’s private school, he has no one to turn to for financial support. Until Thomas Galvin, the father of his daughter’s new best friend, offers to lend him money. However, the moment the money is wired into Danny’s account, the DEA comes knocking on his door. Danny faces an impossible choice: an indictment for accepting drug money that he can’t afford to fight in court, or an unthinkably treacherous undercover assignment helping the government get close to his new family friend.
Dutton Adult * 9780525954606

May 29th

by Courtney Collins
(Historical Adventure)
Born wild and brave, by 26 Jessie has already lived life as a circus rider, horse and cattle rustler, and convict. Two men crash through the bushland, desperate to claim the reward on her head: one her lover, the other the law. But as it has always been for Jessie, it is death, not a man, who is her closest pursuer and companion. And while all odds are stacked against her, there is one who will never give up on her --- her own child, who awaits her.
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam * 9780399167096

by Emma Straub
For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their 35th wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. But all does not go according to plan. Over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594631573

On Sale the Week of May 26th in Paperback

May 27th

& SONS by David Gilbert (Fiction)
The funeral of Charles Henry Topping would have been a minor affair but for the presence of one particular mourner: author A. N. Dyer, whose novel Ampersand stands as a classic of American teenage angst. But as Andrew Newbold Dyer delivers the eulogy for his oldest friend, he suffers a breakdown over the life he’s led, the people he’s hurt, and the novel that will endure as his legacy. He must gather his three sons for the first time in many years --- before it’s too late.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812984354

AMERICAN GUN: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms
Chris Kyle with William Doyle (History)
At the time of his tragic death in February 2013, former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the top sniper in U.S. military history, was finishing one of the most exciting missions of his life: a remarkable book that retold American history through the lens of a hand-selected list of firearms. Kyle masterfully shows how guns have played a fascinating, indispensable, and often underappreciated role in our national story.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062242723

THE BOYS IN THE BOAT: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Daniel James Brown (Sports History)
THE BOYS IN THE BOAT tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal. The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, a teenager who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by an eccentric boat builder, but it’s their trust in each other that makes them a victorious team.
Penguin Books * 9780143125471

THE CARETAKER: A Ranjit Singh Novel
A .X. Ahmad (Thriller)
Ranjit Singh, a former Indian Army Captain trying to escape a shameful past, is now a caretaker on the exclusive resort island of Martha’s Vineyard, looking after the vacation homes of the rich and powerful. One harsh winter, he secretly moves his family into the house of one of his clients, an African-American Senator. But when mysterious men break into the house, Ranjit is forced to enter the Senator’s shadowy world, where his only ally is the Senator’s beautiful wife, who has secrets of her own.
Minotaur Books * 9781250020406

CIRCLE OF SHADOWS: A Westerman and Crowther Mystery
Imogen Robertson (Historical Mystery)
A woman is found dead, and an incoherent man covered in blood is found next to her body. She is a beloved lady of the German court, and he is a well-known Englishman with connections. Those connections happen to involve being the brother-in-law of Harriet Westerman, a woman who isn’t scared off easily and is always ready to investigate a murder, especially if it involves a member of her family. With her friend Gabriel Crowther’s help, a new investigation begins.
Penguin Books * 9780143125457

Heather Graham (Paranormal Romantic Suspense)
Paperback Original
Hannah O’Brien, who grew up in a haunted house and now runs it as a B and B, has always had a special ability to see a pair of resident ghosts. But when a man is murdered in the alley behind her place, she’s dismayed when his spirit appears, too, asking for help. FBI agent Dallas Samson has a passionate interest in the murder, since the victim is a colleague whose death is connected to a smuggling ring. Now Dallas is even more committed to chasing them down.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778316268

DEEPLY ODD: An Odd Thomas Novel
Dean Koontz (Horror/Supernatural Thriller)
Odd Thomas has the ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. The potential victims are a mystery, but Odd will do what he must to save them --- confronting a sinister foe and the limits of his very own mortality.
Bantam * 9780553593082

Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan (Historical Fiction)
Paperback Original
After the unexpected death of their father, Ivy and Rose Adams are left to reconcile the estate, when they make a shocking discovery: not only has their father left them in financial ruin, but he has also bequeathed their beloved family house to a brother they never knew existed. With only a photograph to guide the way, Ivy and Rose embark to New York City, determined to find this mysterious man and reclaim what is rightfully theirs.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778316299

Lauren Grodstein (Fiction)
College professor Andy Waite is picking up the pieces of a shattered life. Between his research in evolutionary biology and caring for his young daughters, his days are reassuringly safe, if a bit lonely. But when Melissa Potter --- charismatic, unpredictable and devout --- asks him to advise her study of intelligent design, he agrees. Suddenly, the world that Andy has fought to rebuild is rocked to its foundations.
Algonquin Books * 9781616203818

J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien (Historical Fiction/Poetry)
THE FALL OF ARTHUR, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur King of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skillful achievement in the use of the Old English alliterative metre. Unhappily, it was one of several long narrative poems that he abandoned. Associated with the text of the poem, however, are many manuscript pages in which the strange evolution of the poem’s structure is revealed, together with narrative synopses and very significant notes.
Mariner Books * 9780544227835

THE FEUD: The Hatfields & McCoys: The True Story
Dean King (History)
For more than a century, the enduring feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys has been American shorthand for passionate, unyielding, and even violent confrontation. Yet nobody has ever told the in-depth true story of this legendarily fierce and far-reaching clash in the heart of Appalachia. Drawing upon years of original research, Dean King finally gives us the complete tale, one vastly more enthralling than the myth.
Back Bay Books * 9780316167079

Sarah Jio (Fiction)
Paperback Original
June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby’s estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children’s bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s. Amidst the store’s papers, June stumbles upon letters between her great-aunt and the late Margaret Wise Brown --- and steps into the pages of American literature.
Plume * 9780142180211

HOLY ORDERS: A Quirke Novel
Benjamin Black (Mystery)
In 1950s Ireland, the Catholic Church controls the lives of nearly everyone. But when Quirke’s daughter Phoebe loses her close friend Jimmy Minor to murder, Quirke can no longer play by the Church’s rules. Along with Inspector Hackett, his sometime partner, Quirke investigates Jimmy’s death and learns just how far the Church and its supporters will go to protect their own interests.
Picador * 9781250050274

INNOCENT BLOOD: The Order of the Sanguines Series
James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell (Gothic Thriller/Adventure)
While exploring a tomb hidden for centuries in the depths of Masada, Israel, brilliant archaeologist Erin Granger began an incredible journey to recover a miraculous ancient artifact tied to Christ himself. In this follow-up to THE BLOOD GOSPEL, an attack outside Stanford University thrusts Erin back into the fold of the Sanguines. As the threat of Armageddon looms, she must unite with an ancient evil to halt the plans of a man determined to see the world end, a man known only as Iscariot.
Harper * 9780061991073

Luanne Rice (Romance)
Julia’s life has been turned upside down by her daughter’s death. While she expects to find nothing more than peace and solitude as she house-sits, she finds herself drawn to the handsome man who oversees the lemon orchard. Roberto reveals to Julia the heartbreaking story of his own loss --- yet, unlike Julia, his daughter was lost but never found. Despite the odds, he cannot bear to give up hope.
Penguin Books * 9780143125563

Sarah Beth Durst (Thriller/Fantasy)
Paperback Original
It was only meant to be a brief detour. But then Lauren finds herself trapped in a town called Lost on the edge of a desert, filled with things abandoned, broken and thrown away. And when she tries to escape, impassible dust storms and something unexplainable lead her back to Lost again and again. The residents she meets there tell her she's going to have to figure out just what she's missing --- and what she's running from --- before she can leave.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778317111

Naomi Wood (Historical Fiction)
Paperback Original
MRS. HEMINGWAY tells the story of how it was to love, and be loved by, the most famous and dashing writer of his generation. Each Mrs. Hemingway thought their love would last forever; each one was wrong. Told in four parts and based on real love letters and telegrams, Naomi Wood reveals the explosive love triangles that wrecked each of Hemingway's marriages.
Penguin Books * 9780143124610

Susan Choi (Fiction)
Regina Gottlieb had been warned about Professor Nicholas Brodeur long before arriving as a graduate student at his prestigious university. He is said to lie in the dark in his office while undergraduate women read couplets to him. He is condemned on the walls of the women’s restroom and enjoys films by Roman Polanski. But no one has warned Regina about his exceptional physical beauty --- or his charismatic, volatile wife.
Penguin Books * 9780143125570

PARIS REBORN: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build a Modern City
Stephane Kirkland (History)
In the mid-19th century, the Paris we know today was born, the vision of two extraordinary men: the endlessly ambitious Emperor Napoléon III and his unstoppable accomplice, Baron Haussmann. PARIS REBORN is the vivid and engrossing account of the greatest transformation of a major city in modern history. It's a must-read for anyone who ever wondered how Paris, the city universally admired as a standard of urban beauty, became what it is.
Picador * 9781250042682

Daphne Kalotay (Fiction)
Hazel and Remy spot each other for the first time in years. Remy, a gifted violinist, is married to the Scottish composer Nicholas Elk --- once the love of Hazel's life, now struggling with a masterwork he cannot realize. In the 20 years since Hazel's world was tipped on its axis, these three artists have faced unexpected joys, mysterious afflictions and other puzzles of life, their fates irrevocably interlaced.
Harper Perennial * 9780062246943

THE SPY WHO LOVED: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville
Clare Mulley (Biography)
In June 1952, Christine Granville was murdered by an obsessed colleague. That she died young was perhaps unsurprising; that she had survived the Second World War was remarkable. The daughter of a feckless Polish aristocrat and his wealthy Jewish wife, Granville would become one of Britain’s most daring and highly decorated special agents. In THE SPY WHO LOVED, Clare Mulley tells the extraordinary history of this charismatic, difficult, fearless, and altogether extraordinary woman.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250049766

Anita Shreve (Historical Fiction)
During World War I, a woman with an American accent who was found dressed in a British nurse's aide uniform awakens in a French field hospital, with no memories of how she got there and no idea who she might be. Tentatively dubbing herself "Stella Bain," she is compelled to head for London where she believes she'll find clues to unravel the mystery of her identity.
Back Bay Books * 9780316098892

THROUGH THE PERILOUS FIGHT: From the Burning of Washington to the Star-Spangled Banner: The Six Weeks that Saved the Nation
by Steve Vogel
Like Pearl Harbor or 9/11, the burning of Washington was a devastating national tragedy that ultimately united America and renewed its sense of purpose. THROUGH THE PERILOUS FIGHT recreates the thrilling six-week period when Americans rallied from the ashes to overcome their oldest adversary --- and win themselves a new birth of freedom.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812981391

by Joël Dicker
(Literary Thriller)
Paperback Original
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR is the #1 internationally bestselling thriller, and ingenious book within a book, about the disappearance of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl and, 33 years later, a young American writer’s determination to clear his mentor’s name --- and find the inspiration for his next bestseller.
Penguin Books * 9780143126683

Lori Roy (Historical Mystery/Suspense)
In 1958 Detroit, Grace eagerly awaits her first born, while best friend Julia prepares to welcome twin nieces. However, life erupts when childlike Elizabeth disappears while in the care of Grace and Julia. All the ladies fear that the recent murder of a black woman at the factory where their husbands work may warn of what has become of Elizabeth, and they worry what is yet to become of Julia --- the last to see Elizabeth alive.
Plume * 9780142180983

by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Special Agent Pendergast’s arrival at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who begins burning down mansions with the families locked inside. Eventually, he uncovers a mysterious connection between several miners who were killed 150 years earlier and a fabled, long-lost Sherlock Holmes story --- one that might just offer the key to the modern-day killings as well.
Vision * 9781455525843

by Diane Mott Davidson
Goldy Schulz knows her food is to die for, but she never expects one of her best friends to actually keel over when she's leaving a birthday party Goldy has catered. What looks like a coronary turns out to be a generous serving of cold-blooded murder. When a colleague --- a woman who resembles Goldy --- is stabbed, and Goldy is attacked outside her house, it becomes clear that the popular caterer is the main course on a killer menu.
Avon * 9780061348181

Sally Koslow (Fiction)
Ben Silver had it all --- a successful law practice, a New York apartment overlooking Central Park, a beach house, fine art, club memberships. Yet when a massive coronary fells him while training for the New York City Marathon, it’s revealed that his life was a lie. He’s left his wife, Georgia Waltz, and their two daughters almost penniless. Georgia must now rally to support her family while mourning a husband whose private enigmas keep surfacing.
Plume * 9780142180990

May 28th

by Sheila Kohler
(Historical Fiction)
Paperback Original
Seventeen-year-old Dora opens up to Sigmund Freud about her strange life and her father's desires as far as she is concerned. But she abruptly ends her treatment after only 11 weeks, just as Freud was convinced he was on the cusp of a major discovery. In DREAMING FOR FREUD, Sheila Kohler explores what might have happened between the man who changed the face of psychotherapy and the beautiful young woman who gave him her dreams.
Penguin Books * 9780143125198

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