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June 10, 2014

June 10, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of June 9th and June 16th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of June 9th in Hardcover

June 10th

by Alafair Burke
Psychotherapist Helen Brunswick is murdered in her Park Slope office. Her injuries are eerily similar to the signature used 20 years earlier by Anthony Amaro, a serial killer serving a life sentence for his crimes. Now, Amaro is asking to be released from prison, arguing that he was wrongly convicted, and that the true killer is still on the loose. NYPD detectives Ellie Hatcher and JJ Rogan are tapped as the “fresh look” team to reassess the original investigation that led to Amaro’s conviction.
Harper * 9780062208385

by Jerry Ludwig
The House UnAmerican Activities Committee (HUAC) sent David Weber and his parents into Europe; the father of David’s friend, Jana Vardian, testified and soon became a famous director. Returning to Los Angeles as an adult to bury his father, David comes to the attention of FBI agent Brian McKenna, who is still eager for a big case. When people with ties to HUAC and to David’s father begin turning up dead, long-buried secrets are dragged into the open.
Forge Books * 9780765335395

by Anthony Breznican (Fiction)
To even stand a chance at surviving their freshmen year at Saint Michael’s, Peter Davidek, Noah Stein and Lorelei Paskal must join forces as they navigate a bullying culture dominated by administrators like the once-popular Ms. Bromine, their embittered guidance counselor, and Father Mercedes, the parish priest who plans to scapegoat the students as he makes off with church finances.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250019356

A DEADLY BUSINESS: A Mia Quinn Mystery
by Lis Wiehl and April Henry
Detective Charlie Carlson believes that Mia Quinn's husband's deadly car accident was no accident at all. When Mia and Charlie encounter resistance to reopening the case, they take the investigation into their own hands. And they find much more than they bargained for. Was Mia's husband more than an accountant...and less than an honest man? As the truth becomes more shocking and the case grows more complex, her husband's killers take note of Mia...and her children.
Thomas Nelson * 9781595549044

by Emma Healey
(Psychological Mystery/Thriller)
In this darkly riveting debut novel --- a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also a heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity and aging --- an elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared. Her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences.
Harper * 9780062309662

by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Memoir)
HARD CHOICES is Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. Secretary Clinton’s descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a master class in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use “smart power” to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476751443

by Courtney Maum (Fiction)
British artist Richard Haddon is mourning the loss of his American mistress to a famous cutlery designer. But after Richard discovers that a painting he originally made for his wife, Anne --- when they were first married and deeply in love --- has sold, it shocks him back to reality. He resolves to reinvest wholeheartedly in his family life…just in time for his wife to learn the extent of his affair.
Touchstone * 9781476764580

by Susan Jane Gilman (Historical Fiction)
In 1913, little Malka Treynovsky flees Russia with her family. Bedazzled by tales of gold and movie stardom, she tricks them into buying tickets for America. Yet no sooner do they land on the squalid Lower East Side of Manhattan, than Malka is crippled and abandoned in the street. Taken in by a tough-loving Italian ices peddler, she manages to survive through cunning and inventiveness. As she learns the secrets of his trade, she begins to shape her own destiny.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446578936

by Ari L. Goldman (Memoir)
The Late Starters Orchestra is the bona fide amateur string orchestra where Ari Goldman pursues his lifelong dream of playing the cello. Goldman hadn’t seriously picked up his cello in 25 years, but the Late Starters seemed just the right orchestra for this music lover whose busy life had always gotten in the way of its pursuit. In his memoir, Goldman takes us along to LSO rehearsals and lets us sit in on his son’s Suzuki lessons, where we find out that children do indeed learn differently from adults.
Algonquin Books * 9781565129924

MARGARITA WEDNESDAYS: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea
by Deborah Rodriguez
After she is forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007, Deborah Rodriguez moves to a seaside town in Mexico. Despite having no plan, no friends and no Spanish, a determined Rodriguez soon finds herself swept up in a world where the music never stops and a new life can begin. Her adventures and misadventures among the expats and locals help lead the way to new love, new family, and a new sense of herself.
Gallery Books * 9781476710662

by Elin Hilderbrand (Romance)
Clendenin Hughes is the boy who took Dabney Kimball Beech’s heart with him long ago when he left Nantucket to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist. Now, after spending 27 years on the other side of the world, Clen is back on the island, and Dabney has never felt so confused or so alive. But when tragedy threatens her own second chance, Dabney must face the choices she's made and share painful secrets with her family.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316099752

by Clare Donoghue
When three young women are found brutally murdered in south London, Detective Inspector Mike Lockyer and DS Jane Bennett frantically try to find the link between these seemingly isolated incidents. Meanwhile, Sarah Grainger has a shadowy stalker following her every move, and his actions are escalating. He’s desperate to tell Sarah a secret…a secret that Lockyer needs to know.
Minotaur Books * 9781250046079

THE RISE & FALL OF GREAT POWERS by Tom Rachman (Fiction)
Tooly Zylberberg, the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. She prefers never to mention the strange events of her youth, which mystify and worry her still. Then startling news arrives from a long-lost boyfriend in New York, raising old mysteries and propelling her on a quest around the world in search of answers.
The Dial Press * 9780679643654

by Eric Van Lustbader
Jason Bourne has been hired to impersonate a high-level government minister at a political summit meeting in Qatar, shielding the minister from any assassination attempts. Suddenly, armed gunmen storm the room, killing everyone but Bourne. Their target, however, is Bourne himself. Kidnapped and transported to an underground bunker, Bourne must make a monstrous choice: save fellow captive (and close friend) Soraya and her daughter, or save the President.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455577538

THIRD RAIL: An Eddy Harkness Novel
by Rory Flynn (Mystery)
Eddy Harkness is a brilliant young detective who currently empties parking meters and struggles to redeem his disgraced family name. One night, Harkness’s police-issued Glock disappears. Unable to report the theft, Harkness starts a secret search --- just as a string of fatal accidents lead him to uncover a new, dangerous smart drug, Third Rail. With only a plastic disc gun to protect him, Harkness begins a high-stakes investigation that leads him into the darkest corners of the city.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544226272

by Roslund & Hellström (Thriller)
Two 19-year-old boys have spent their young lives establishing a ruthless criminal enterprise, the Råby Warriors. With the recruitment of children as foot soldiers, the Warriors are now poised to become the most powerful syndicate in their Stockholm suburb. After Leon and Gabriel execute a maximum-security prison break, José Pereira, who now heads the Organized Crime and Gang Section in Råby, is joined in his investigation by Chief Superintendent Ewert Grens.
Quercus * 9781623651350

WE MAKE THE ROAD BY WALKING: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation
by Brian D. McLaren
(Christian Rituals & Practice/Worship & Liturgy)
Brian McLaren's latest book offers everything you need to explore what a difference an honest, living, growing faith can make in our world today. It also puts tools in your hands to create a life-changing learning community in any home, restaurant, or other welcoming space. The 52 (plus a few) weekly readings each can be read aloud in 10-12 minutes, and offer a simple curriculum of insightful reflections and transformative practices.
Jericho Books * 9781455514007

WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD by Diana Gabaldon (Historical Fiction)
In this long-awaited continuation of the Outlander saga, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces. The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter, Brianna, and her family are safe in 20th-century Scotland. Or not.
Delacorte Press * 9780385344432

June 12th

THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses
by Kevin Birmingham (History/Literature)
For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own, sell, advertise or purchase in most of the English-speaking world. THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK tells the remarkable story surrounding ULYSSES, from the first stirrings of James Joyce’s inspiration in 1904 to its landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933.
The Penguin Press * 9781594203367

by Susan Scarf Merrell
(Psychological Thriller)
When a young graduate student and his pregnant wife --- Fred and Rose Nemser --- move into the home of author Shirley Jackson and her husband, literary critic and professor Stanley Edgar Hyman, they are quickly cast under the magnetic spell of their brilliant and proudly unconventional hosts. Rose, however, senses something amiss --- something to do with nightly unanswered phone calls and inscrutable accounts of a long-missing female student.
Blue Rider Press * 9780399166457

by Neely Tucker
When the teenage daughter of a powerful Washington, D.C. judge is found dead, three local black kids are arrested for her murder --- but reporter Sully Carter suspects there’s more to the case. From the city’s grittiest backstreets to the elegant halls of power, wry yet wounded Sully pursues a string of cold cases, all the while fighting against pressure from government officials, police, suspicious locals, and his own bosses at the newspaper.
Viking Adult * 9780670016587

June 15th

by Laura Benedict
Rainey Bliss Adams desperately needed a new start when she and her daughter, Ariel, settled into the house where the Bliss family had lived for over a century. It isn’t long before Ariel sees haunting visions: the ghost of her father, and the ghost of a woman being pushed to her death. And then there is a death the night of the housewarming party. Who is the murderer in the midst of this small town? And who killed the woman in Ariel's visions?
Pegasus * 9781605985725

by Erica Wright (Mystery)
As a private investigator, Kathleen Stone relies on her ability to blend into the background. But when a cheating spouse she’s been trailing ends up dead under suspicious circumstances, she fears that someone she angered in her past job --- busting gangs and drug dealers as an undercover cop --- has seen through her disguises. Now she must work with her former colleagues in the NYPD to solve the case before she’s the next victim.
Pegasus * 9781605985688

On Sale the Week of June 9th in Paperback

June 10th

by Diane Setterfield (Gothic Horror)
Caught up in a moment of boyhood competition, William Bellman recklessly aims his slingshot at a rook resting on a branch, killing the bird instantly. Years later, when a stranger mysteriously enters William’s life, the terrible and unforeseen consequences of his past indiscretion take root. In a desperate bid to save the only precious thing he has left, he enters into a rather strange bargain with an even stranger partner.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476711997

by Lionel Shriver (Fiction)
For Pandora, cooking is a form of love. But her husband, Fletcher, now spurns her “toxic” dishes and devotes hours each day to manic cycling. Then, when Pandora picks up her brother Edison at the airport, she doesn’t recognize him. In the years since they’ve seen one another, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. After Edison has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: It’s him or me.
Harper Perennial * 9780061458606

by Kent Wascom
(Historical Fiction)
THE BLOOD OF HEAVEN is the story of Angel Woolsack, a preacher’s son, who flees the hardscrabble life of his itinerant father, falls in with a charismatic highwayman, then settles with his adopted brothers on the rough frontier of West Florida, where American settlers are carving their place out of lands held by the Spaniards and the French.
Grove Press * 9780802121196

by Andre Dubus III (Fiction)
In these linked novellas in which characters walk out the back door of one story and into the next, love is "dirty" --- tangled up with need, power, boredom, ego, fear and fantasy. These narratives express extraordinary tenderness toward human beings, our vulnerable hearts and bodies, our fulfilling and unfulfilling lives alone and with others.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393348910

THE DYING HOURS: A Tom Thorne Novel
by Mark Billingham (Mystery)
Tom Thorne becomes convinced that a spate of suicides among the elderly in London are something more sinister. His concerns are dismissed by the Murder Squad he was once part of, thus he is forced to investigate alone. Now, unable to trust anybody, Thorne risks losing those closest to him as well as endangering those being targeted by a killer unlike any he has hunted before.
Grove Press * 9780802122681

EVIL AND THE MASK by Fuminori Nakamura
In Fumihiro Kuki’s wealthy family, it’s tradition that a patriarch, when reaching the end of his life, will beget one last child to dedicate to causing misery in a world that cannot be controlled or saved. Eleven-year-old Fumihiro will be specially educated to learn to create as much destruction and unhappiness in the world around him as a single person can. But as his education progresses, he begins to question his father's mandate.
Soho Crime * 9781616953706

HACKER: The Outlaw Chronicles, Book 3
by Ted Dekker
Paperback Original
Seventeen-year-old Nyah Parks is a genius hacker who is deeply scarred from a horrific accident that killed her father and brother, and left her mother with irreparable brain damage. She must scrape together enough money to pay for her mother's experimental brain surgery before it's too late. However, when the most dangerous job of her life backfires and forces her to go on the run, she encounters an impossible reality that shouldn't exist, but does.
Worthy Publishing * 9781617952753

KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR: The Path to a Better Way of Death
by Katy Butler (Memoir/Health)
In this visionary memoir, based on a groundbreaking New York Times Magazine story, journalist Katy Butler ponders her parents’ desires for “Good Deaths” and the forces within medicine that stood in the way. She explores what happens when our terror of death collides with the technological imperatives of medicine. Her provocative thesis is that modern medicine, in its pursuit of maximum longevity, often creates more suffering than it prevents.
Scribner * 9781451641981

LET IT BURN: An Alex McKnight Novel
by Steve Hamilton (Mystery)
While Alex McKnight swore to serve and protect Detroit as a police officer, the city will forever remind him of his partner’s death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest. Alex soon gets a call from his old sergeant, who informs him that the man he helped put away will be getting out of prison. He is reminded of his gut feeling that they arrested the wrong man --- and that the real killer is still out there killing.
Minotaur Books * 9781250000095

by David Morrell (Historical Thriller)
Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, is the major suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London 43 years earlier. The blueprint for the killings seems to be De Quincey's essay "On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts." Desperate to clear his name but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his devoted daughter Emily and a pair of determined Scotland Yard detectives.
Mulholland Books * 9780316216784

by Ted Dekker (Thriller)
From deep in the impenetrable jungles where bestselling author Ted Dekker was born and raised comes OUTLAW, an epic adventure of two worlds that perhaps only he could write. Full of harrowing twists, sweeping violence and wild love, OUTLAW takes us beyond the skin of this world to another unseen.
Center Street * 9781455578535

A QUESTION OF HONOR: A Bess Crawford Mystery
by Charles Todd
(Historical Mystery)
As a young girl, Bess Crawford was living on the Northwest Frontier of India where her father, a colonel in the British army, was stationed. When one of his most trusted officers is accused of murdering his parents, the soldier disappears deep in the Khyber Pass and presumed dead while trying to flee India. Now, 10 years later, Bess is a World War I field nurse and comes across an injured soldier who may be the accused murderer from her father’s ranks.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062237163

by Barbara Delinsky (Fiction)
Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole's family's island house, but they have since grown apart. When Nicole returns to the island house, she invites her old friend for both sentimental and practical reasons. But what both women don't know is that they are each holding a secret that may change their relationship forever. Are the bonds of friendship strong enough to weather past indiscretions and betrayals? Can love survive an honest mistake?
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250007056

by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly (Historical Fiction)
In 1927, as rains swell the Mississippi, the river threatens to burst its banks and engulf everything in its path, including the tiny hamlet of Hobnob, where federal agents Ted Ingersoll and Ham Johnson arrive to investigate the disappearance of two fellow agents --- and find a baby boy abandoned in the middle of a crime scene. Ingersoll finds a home for the infant with local woman Dixie Clay Holliver, unaware that she's the best bootlegger in the county and has many tender and consequential secrets of her own.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062069191

by Claire Cook (Fiction)
Melanie is old enough to know that high school reunions are often a big disappointment. But when her best friend makes her buy a ticket and an old flame gets in touch to see if she’ll be going, she fantasizes that returning to her past might help her find her future --- until her highway driving phobia resurfaces and threatens to hold her back from the adventure of a lifetime.
Touchstone * 9781451673685

June 15th

by Dan Smith (Historical Thriller)
Luka is a war veteran who, along with his sons, sets out to find a missing girl who happens to be his daughter’s best friend. They soon realize that the man they are tracking is no ordinary criminal, but a skillful hunter with the child as the bait in his twisted game. It will take all of Luka’s strength to battle the harshest of conditions, and all of his wit to stay a step ahead of Soviet authorities.
Pegasus * 9781605985718

FREE FALL: A John Ceepak Mystery
by Chris Grabenstein (Mystery)
Officer Danny Boyle and Chief of Detectives John Ceepak do their best to help Danny’s friend, a young nurse who claims she has been falsely accused of aggravated assault by a prestigious Sea Haven doctor. Ceepak’s unshakable code of honor is tested when he trusts that the nurse is telling the truth. It’s stretched to the limit when one of the nurse’s home health care patients turns up dead.
Pegasus * 9781605985640

On Sale the Week of June 16th in Hardcover

June 17th

by Katie Crouch
Taz, a British student who has just arrived for her year abroad, thinks that she will spend her time in Italy sipping wine and taking in the rolling Umbrian hills. But she soon falls in with a cabal of posh, reckless girls --- the B4 --- who turn her quaint fantasies into an erotic and dangerous rush through the darkest realms of friendship and love.
Sarah Crichton Books * 9780374100360

by Jennifer Weiner
Allison Weiss frets about the truth of her seemingly happy life: that her husband is becoming distant, that her daughter is acting out, that her father’s early Alzheimer’s is worsening and her mother is barely managing to cope. She tells herself that the pills she’s taking let her make it through her days. But what if her ever-increasing drug use, a habit that’s becoming expensive and hard to hide, is turning into her biggest problem of all?
Atria Books * 9781451617788

BULLETPROOF VEST: The Ballad of an Outlaw and His Daughter
by Maria Venegas
After a 14-year estrangement, Maria Venegas returns to Mexico from the United States to visit her father. While spending the following summers and holidays together, herding cattle and fixing barbed-wire fences, he begins sharing stories with her, tales of a dramatic life filled with both intense love and brutal violence --- from the final conversations he had with his own father, to his extradition from the United States for murder, to his mother’s pride after he shot a man for the first time at the age of 12.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374117313

THE CITY SON by Samrat Upadhyay
When Didi discovers that her husband, the Masterji, has been hiding his beautiful lover and their young son Tarun in a nearby city, she takes the Masterji back into her grasp and expels his second family. Tarun’s mother slowly begins to lose her mind, and Tarun turns to Didi for the mothering he longs for. But as Tarun gets older, Didi’s domination of the boy threatens to destroy his one chance at true happiness.
Soho Press * 9781616953812

by Lisa Howorth
Mary Byrd Thornton could understand how a reporter couldn’t resist the story: a nine-year-old boy sexually molested and killed on Mother's Day, 1966. A suspect to whom nothing would stick. A neighborhood riddled with secrets. No one, especially the bungling or complicit authorities, had been able to solve the crime. Now, 30 years later, the reporter’s call will reel a reluctant Mary Byrd from Mississippi back to Virginia where she must confront her family --- and, once again, the murder’s irremovable stain of tragedy.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620403013

by Linda Francis Lee
After a string of betrayals and the loss of her legacy, Portia Cuthcart is determined to start a new life with her sisters in Manhattan…and never cook again. But when Portia moves into a dilapidated brownstone on the Upper West Side, she meets 12-year-old Ariel and her widowed father, Gabriel. Soon, a promise made to her sisters forces Portia back into a world of magical food and swirling emotions, where she must confront everything she has been running from.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312382278

by Michael Hastings
The year is 2002. Weekly news magazines dominate the political agenda in New York and Washington. A young journalist named Michael M. Hastings is a 22-year-old intern at The Magazine who will stop at nothing to turn his internship into a full-time position. As Hastings loses his naïveté about the journalism game, he must choose where his loyalties lie --- with the men at The Magazine who can advance his career, or with his friend in the field who is reporting the truth.
Blue Rider Press * 9780399169946

by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
(Science Fiction)
In the years after the cataclysmic Yellowstone eruption, there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to myriad Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua and Lobsang are all involved in this perilous rescue work when Sally is contacted by her long-vanished father. He tells her he is planning a fantastic voyage across the Long Mars and wants her to accompany him. But Sally soon learns that he has an ulterior motive for his request.
Harper * 9780062297297

by Nancy Thayer
When they meet as girls on a beach in Nantucket, Maggie Drew and Emma Hudson become fast friends. Even as Emma falls for Maggie’s brother, Ben, and the young women’s paths diverge, the duo remain close friends. Then the unthinkable happens: a lifelong friendship is pushed to its breaking point with the appearance of Wall Street trader Cameron Chadwick --- upending both of their lives.
Ballantine Books * 9780345545480

by Kalyan Ray
(Historical Fiction)
In 1843, Padraig Aherne sets off to Dublin to rally for his country’s independence, unaware that his girlfriend is pregnant with his child. But once he reaches the big city, a dangerous mistake forces him on a ship destined for Calcutta. As the potato famine devastates their home, Padraig’s best friend escapes with his young daughter across the ocean, aboard one of the infamous “coffin ships” headed for America. As two family trees expand, Padraig’s descendants struggle to define themselves and find their places in the world.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451635997

by Lauren Owen
(Historical Fiction)
In 1892, would-be poet James Norbury finds lodging with a charming young aristocrat. Through this new friendship, he is introduced to the drawing-rooms of high society and finds love in an unexpected quarter. Then, suddenly, he vanishes without a trace. The answer to his disappearance ultimately lies within the doors of the exclusive, secretive Aegolius Club, whose predatory members include the most ambitious and bloodthirsty men in England.
Random House * 9780812993271

THE RED ROOM: A Risk Agent Novel
by Ridley Pearson
John Knox is pressured into accepting a job as an art broker in the mysterious Istanbul. It is a melting pot of spies, terrorists and conflicting interests. Teamed with smart, quick and fearless Grace Chu, Knox must navigate a murky operation, the only goal of which is to spend five minutes in the proximity of a man they’ve never met. Why? What can it possibly matter? And why are so many others bound and determined to see it never happens --- at any cost?
Putnam Adult * 9780399163746

by Linda Fairstein
When the body of a young woman is found in the tower suite of the Waldorf Astoria --- one of the most prestigious hotels in Manhattan --- Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace find themselves hunting for an elusive killer whose only signature is carving a carefully drawn symbol into his victims’ bodies, a symbol that bears a striking resemblance to train tracks.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953883

by Chevy Stevens
(Psychological Thriller)
Toni Murphy was 18 when she and her boyfriend, Ryan, were wrongly convicted of the murder of her younger sister. Now she is 34 and back in her hometown, working every day to forge and adjust to a new life on the outside. She's doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back to prison. But nothing is making that easy. Before Toni can truly move on, she must risk everything to find out the truth and clear her name.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250034601

TOP SECRET TWENTY-ONE: A Stephanie Plum Novel
by Janet Evanovich
Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city’s hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts.
Bantam * 9780345542922

by Dave Eggers
In a barracks on an abandoned military base, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help and pulls at his chain. But nobody can hear him over the waves and wind of the ocean. Thomas didn't want to have to resort to this, but they really needed to have a conversation and Kev didn't answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions.
Knopf * 9781101874196

June 19th

THE SILKWORM: A Cormoran Strike Novel
by Robert Galbraith
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. Quine has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives. When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer unlike any Strike has encountered before.
Mulholland Books * 9780316206877

On Sale the Week of June 16th in Paperback

June 17th

A BETTER WORLD: The Brilliance Saga, Book Two
by Marcus Sakey
(Science Fiction/Thriller)
Paperback Original
A terrorist network led by brilliants has crippled three cities. Nick Cooper has always fought to make the world better for his children. As both a brilliant and an advisor to the president of the United States, he’s against everything the terrorists represent. But as America slides toward a devastating civil war, Cooper is forced to play a game he dares not lose --- because his opponents have their own vision of a better world. And to reach it, they’re willing to burn this one down.
Thomas & Mercer * 9781477823941

BONES OF THE LOST: A Temperance Brennan Novel
by Kathy Reichs
While investigating a mysterious hit-and-run that claimed the life of a teenage girl, Temperance Brennan must also examine a bundle of Peruvian dog mummies confiscated by U.S. Customs. A Desert Storm veteran named Dominick Rockett stands accused of smuggling the objects into the country. Could there be some connection between the trafficking of antiquities and the trafficking of humans?
Pocket Books * 9781476754741

ISLAND GIRLS by Nancy Thayer
Charming ladies’ man Rory Randall dies with one last trick up his sleeve: His will includes a calculating clause mandating a summer-long reunion for his daughters, all from different marriages --- that is, if they hope to inherit his posh Nantucket house. Relations among the three sisters are sour thanks to long-festering jealousies, resentments and misunderstandings. When a visitor drops by the house with shocking news, the past comes screaming back with a vengeance.
Ballantine Books * 9780345528742

by Jo Baker
(Historical Romance)
In Jo Baker's reimagining of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Sarah, an orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. When a mysterious new footman arrives, the orderly realm of the servants’ hall threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended.
Vintage * 9780345806970

by Jhumpa Lahiri
Two brothers born in Calcutta during World War II share a close childhood but separate from one another as adults. Subhash, the older, quieter brother, moves to the US to study marine chemistry. Udayan, the younger and more volatile, stays in India and becomes active in the Naxalite Communist movement. The circumstances that draw them apart and eventually bring their families together form the drama of Jhumpa Lahiri’s second novel.
Vintage * 9780307278265

TAKEDOWN TWENTY: A Stephanie Plum Novel
by Janet Evanovich
When powerful mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it’s up to New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in. Even Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game. The godfather is his actual godfather, and his grandmother is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail.
Bantam * 9780345542892

THE WOLVES OF MIDWINTER: The Wolf Gift Chronicles by Anne Rice
(Paranormal Thriller/Urban Fantasy)
In this sequel to THE WOLF GIFT, Reuben Golding, the newest of the Morphenkinder, is struggling with his new existence as a Man Wolf, as he learns to control his desires and bloodthirsty urges. Destiny continues to hound him as the forest echoes with howling winds carrying tales of a strange nether world, and of spirits --- centuries old --- who possess their own fantastical ancient histories and taunt with their dark, magical powers.
Anchor * 9780345805546

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