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July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of June 30th and July 7th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of June 30th in Hardcover

July 1st

Amy Sohn (Fiction)
When Hollywood heartthrob Steven Weller pulls Maddy Freed out of obscurity, his professional attention soon turns personal and Maddy allows herself to fall into a fairytale romance. He says he is drawn to her stunning acting abilities, a compliment that soon becomes ominous. As Maddy’s happiness becomes intertwined with his, she cannot ask many questions about Steven’s complicated past. But can she ignore her inner voice, and her instincts about her own worth?
Simon & Schuster * 9781451698619

Jacqueline Winspear (Historical Fiction)
By July 1914, the longtime friendship between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden has become strained. Kezia and Tom, Thea’s brother, wed only a month before war is declared between Britain and Germany. When Tom enlists and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield, Kezia takes over the family farm. Tom and Kezia hide their despair in letters and cards, and Tom’s fellow soldiers take solace in the dream world of Kezia’s imaginary meals. But will well-intended lies be of use when they come face to face with the enemy?
Harper * 9780062220509

Dean Koontz (Fiction)
Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences. Set in a more innocent time not so long ago, THE CITY encompasses a lifetime but unfolds over three extraordinary, heart-racing years of tribulation and triumph, in which Jonah first grasps the electrifying power of music and art, of enduring friendship, of everyday heroes.
Bantam * 9780345545930

Amanda Kyle Williams (Thriller)
A killer is targeting rural Georgia, and ex–FBI profiler and private investigator Keye Street puts herself in line to be his next prey by going to the country, 90 miles outside of Atlanta where the bodies of young women have been found. When the local police call in Keye to give them a psychological profile, she and her team attempt to catch a master predator who has been hunting human prey for a very long time…and has no intention of stopping now.
Bantam * 9780553808094

Dwayne Alexander Smith (Thriller)
Martin Grey is a smart, talented black lawyer working in Queens. When he becomes friendly with a group of the most powerful and wealthy black men in America, they seem to think he has the potential to be as successful as they are. But when they invite him for a weekend away from wives, cell phones and business, he discovers a secret society where slavery is preserved, but black men are called “Master.” Martin must find a way out that will allow him to stay alive without becoming the very thing he hates.
Atria Books * 9781476730530

Emily Gould (Fiction)
Bev Tunney and Amy Schein have been best friends for years; now, at 30, they’re at a crossroads. Bev is stuck in circumstances that would have barely passed for bohemian in her mid-20s: temping, living with roommates, drowning in student-loan debt. Amy is still riding the tailwinds of her early success, but her habit of burning bridges is finally catching up to her. And now Bev is pregnant. As Bev and Amy are dragged into real adulthood, they have to face the possibility that growing up might mean growing apart.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374158613

by Alyson Foster
The explosion of a space shuttle filled with commercial passengers ignites a media frenzy on Jess’s family's doorstep. Her engineer husband is implicated, and she knows there's information he's withholding, even as she becomes an unwitting player in the efforts to salvage the company's reputation. In emails to her colleague, Arthur, Jess tries to untangle how her life has changed, in one instant but also slowly, and how it might change still.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620403563

by Lydia Netzer
At the Toledo Institute of Astronomy, cosmologist George Dermont and scientist Irene Sparks are on a collision course with love, destiny and fate. The air seems to hum when they’re together, but their attraction was not written in the stars. Their mothers raised them to become soulmates. When that secret plan triggers unintended consequences, George and Irene must discover the truth about their destinies and find what Toledo holds for them --- together or apart.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250047021

Jeff Abbott (Thriller)
Sam Capra's friend, Steve, has been murdered. The only lead is a mysterious, beautiful stranger Steve tried to protect. To avenge his friend, Sam goes undercover into the Varelas, one of Miami's most prominent and dangerous families. Now on the inside, playing a part where one wrong move means death, Sam faces a powerful, unstable tycoon intent on dividing his business empire among his three very different children, who each may hold murderous secrets of their own.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455528455

JOE AND MARILYN: Legends in Love
C. David Heymann (Biography)
When Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe eloped in January 1954, they became an international sensation. C. David Heymann's JOE AND MARILYN reveals the true inside story of these two iconic figures whose marital troubles were Hollywood legend. Though their marriage only lasted nine months, they remained close until Monroe’s mysterious death in 1962 at the age of 36.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781439191774

Rebecca Rotert (Historical Fiction)
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s Chicago jazz scene, LAST NIGHT AT THE BLUE ANGEL is Rebecca Rotert's debut novel about a talented but troubled singer, her precocious 10-year-old daughter, and their heartbreaking relationship.
William Morrow * 9780062315281

THE NIGHT SEARCHERS: A Sharon McCone Mystery
Marcia Muller (Mystery)
When new clients Jay and Camilla Givens come to Sharon McCone with Camilla's stories of devil worshippers performing human sacrifices in San Francisco, the detective is skeptical, to say the least. However, when she discovers that Jay is involved with the treasure hunting group "The Night Searchers," she starts looking into what exactly he and the other participants are up to after dark. As she digs deeper into the Searchers, Sharon joins their ranks in order to find out more --- while someone is searching for her.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455527939

Jojo Moyes (Fiction)
Jess’s life is falling apart. Her husband has done a vanishing act, her teenage stepson is being bullied, and her math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that she can’t afford to pay for. But then an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them -- Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. Driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages…maybe ever.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780525426585

John Verdon (Thriller)
Dave Gurney is once again pulled out of retirement when his former partner asks him to help prove that a murder victim’s wife has been framed. As Gurney investigates, twisted revelations come to light, and his actions put him on a collision course with a murderous cop and a Greek assassin known as Peter Pan. Gurney discovers that he may be risking everything for a woman who may not be innocent, and the truth is more shocking than anyone could have imagined.
Crown * 9780385348409

Mira Jacob (Fiction)
Celebrated brain surgeon Thomas Eapen has been sitting on his porch, talking to dead relatives. At least that is the story his wife, Kamala, tells their daughter, Amina. Reluctantly Amina returns home and finds a situation that is far more complicated than her mother let on, with roots in a trip the family took to India 20 years earlier. Amina soon realizes that the only way she can help her father is by coming to terms with her family’s painful past.
Random House * 9780812994780

STRANGERS: A Nameless Detective Novel
Bill Pronzini (Mystery)
Cody Hatcher is the kind of teenager you don’t want your kids hanging with. That’s the book on him, and it’s why the citizens of Mineral Springs have no problem at all believing that he’s guilty of three rapes. His mother, Cheryl, an old lover of Nameless's, is also being harassed by vindictive townspeople. It’s against such odds that Nameless must work to prove Cody innocent.
Forge Books * 9780765335678

Stephen Lloyd Jones (Thriller/Horror)
Hannah frantically drives through the night --- her daughter asleep in the back, her husband bleeding out in the seat beside her. In the trunk of the car rests a cache of diaries dating back 200 years, tied and retied with strings through generations. The diaries carry the rules for survival that have been handed down from mother to daughter since the 19th century. But how can Hannah escape an enemy with the ability to look and sound like the people she loves?
Mulholland Books * 9780316254465

by Joshua Horwitz
WAR OF THE WHALES is the story of an attorney, Joel Reynolds, and a biologist, Ken Balcomb, who team up to expose the truth behind an epidemic of whale strandings: a US Navy program. The stage is set for an epic battle that pits admirals against activists, rogue submarines against weaponized dolphins, and national security against the need to safeguard the ocean environment.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451645019

July 2nd

THE INTERIOR CIRCUIT: A Mexico City Chronicle
by Francisco Goldman
THE INTERIOR CIRCUIT is Francisco Goldman’s story of his emergence from grief five years after his wife’s death, symbolized by his attempt to overcome his fear of driving in the city. Embracing the DF (Mexico City) as his home, Goldman explores and celebrates the city, which stands defiantly apart from so many of the social ills and violence wracking Mexico.
Grove Press * 9780802122568

LIBERTY'S TORCH: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty
by Elizabeth Mitchell
The Statue of Liberty has become one of the most recognizable monuments in the world: a symbol of freedom and the American Dream. But the story of the creation of the statue has been obscured by myth. In reality, she was the inspiration of one quixotic French sculptor hungry for fame and adoration. LIBERTY'S TORCH tells the story of an artist, entrepreneur and inventor who fought against all odds to create this wonder of the modern world.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802122575

July 3rd

by Laura Lane McNeal
(Historical Fiction)
When Ibby Bell’s father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother, Fannie. Fannie’s New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been --- and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum --- is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, Fannie’s black cook, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670014736

On Sale the Week of June 30th in Paperback

July 1st

ALIEN HUNTER: A Flynn Carroll Thriller
Whitley Strieber (Thriller)
When police detective Flynn Carroll's young wife disappears in the night, his obsessive investigation reveals a string of similar disappearances and draws the attention of secret police Special Agent Diana Glass, whose team invites Flynn into their world of extraordinary challenges and lethal dangers.
Tor Books * 9780765368485

by Stephen P. Kiernan
(Science Fiction/Thriller)
Dr. Kate Philo and her scientific exploration team make a breathtaking discovery in the Arctic: the body of a man buried deep in the ice. Remarkably, the frozen man is brought back to the lab and successfully reanimated. Kate and the man, who turns out to be Judge Jeremiah Rice, grow closer. But the clock is ticking and Jeremiah’s new life is slipping away...and all too soon, Kate must decide how far she is willing to go to protect the man she has come to love.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062221070

Felix Francis (Mystery)
Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs retired investigator Sid Halley to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances. And then a man with an Irish accent contacts Sid, telling him to deliver a whitewashed report about the suspected race-fixing…or else. Sid realizes he must meet his enemy head-on, or he might pay the ultimate price for his refusal.
Berkley * 9780425268544

T. Jefferson Parker (Thriller)
Three men --- an earnest law-enforcer, an inveterate lawbreaker, and the man who pits them against each other --- hurtle toward one another in the jaw-dropping conclusion to T. Jefferson Parker’s mesmerizing vision of the border. Their climactic showdown brings to a spectacular close a crime series that obliterated the boundaries of the genre.
NAL Trade * 9780451468215

Tracy Guzeman (Fiction)
Sisters Natalie and Alice Kessler were close, until adolescence wrenched them apart. During their family’s summer holiday at the lake, Alice falls under the thrall of a struggling young painter, Thomas Bayber, in whom she finds a kindred spirit. Decades later, Bayber unveils a never-before-seen work --- a provocative painting depicting the young Thomas, Natalie and Alice --- that he would like to sell. However, the artist requires that they first locate Natalie and Alice, who seem to have vanished.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451689778

C. J. Box (Mystery/Thriller)
Two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road, and it is the last time anyone hears from them again. Cody Hoyt, who has just lost his job as police investigator, begins the drive south to the girls’ last known location. Meanwhile, his former rookie partner, Cassie Dewell, discovers that Gracie and Danielle Sullivan aren’t the first girls who have disappeared in this area. This majestic landscape is the hunting ground for a killer whose viciousness is outmatched only by his intelligence.
Minotaur Books * 9780312546892

Julie Garwood (Romantic Suspense)
Peyton Lockhart and her sisters have inherited Bishop’s Cove, a small, luxurious oceanfront resort, but it comes with a condition: The girls must run the resort for one year and show a profit --- only then will they own it. There are countless challenges and too many people who want to stop the sisters from succeeding. So Peyton calls on her childhood friend and protector, Finn MacBain, now with the FBI, and asks for his help.
Signet * 9780451467553

Wendy Wax (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Maddie, Avery and Nikki first got to know one another --- perhaps all too well --- while desperately restoring a beachfront mansion to its former grandeur. Now they’re putting that experience to professional use. But their latest project has presented some challenges they couldn’t have dreamed up in their wildest fantasies --- although the house does belong to a man who actually was Maddie’s wildest fantasy once.
Berkley Trade * 9780425263327

I WEAR THE BLACK HAT: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)
Chuck Klosterman (Essays/Popular Culture)
In I WEAR THE BLACK HAT, Chuck Klosterman questions the modern understanding of villainy. What was so Machiavellian about Machiavelli? Why don’t we see Bernhard Goetz the same way we see Batman? Who is more worthy of our vitriol --- Bill Clinton or Don Henley? What was O.J. Simpson’s second-worst decision? And why is Klosterman still haunted by some kid he knew for one week in 1985?
Scribner * 9781439184509

by Angela Pneuman
Paperback Original
Charmaine Peake's prophet father has been committed to a psychiatric institution. Her mother, forced to rent out their house and move them down to a trailer on the river, won't stop telling Charmaine things she doesn't want to hear. A sanctimonious missionary kid has taken over her real bedroom, where Charmaine discovers his stash of strange and questionable photos. She is being tested at every turn: Where will her choices take her? And her faith?
Mariner Books * 9780151012589

Marisha Pessl (Literary Thriller)
Ashley Cordova’s death is ruled a suicide, but veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova. For McGrath, another death connected to this seemingly cursed family dynasty seems more than just a coincidence.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812979787

Fiona McFarlane (Fiction)
Widowed Ruth lives a quiet life by the sea until a woman claiming to be a government case worker comes to her door one wet night and stays. Frida’s presence subtly changes the environment, as Ruth suddenly starts recalling her childhood in Fiji and seems to hear a tiger roaming outside her window. Yes, there’s a dark secret in the past, but THE NIGHT GUEST is more concerned with creeping fear, the long road of aging, and the inviolable presence of the colonial past.
Faber & Faber * 9780865478169

written by
Gong Ji-young, translated by Sora Kim-Russell (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Yu-Jung is in the hospital recovering from her third suicide attempt when she receives a life-changing visit. Her no-nonsense aunt appears by her side and suggests Yu-Jung accompany her on a charitable visit to death row. There she meets Yun-Soo, a convicted murderer who will soon be put to death. Through weekly, hour-long meetings, Yu-Jung and Yun-Soo slowly reveal to each other the dark secrets of their pasts and the hidden traumas that have shaped their lives.
Atria Books/Marble Arch Press * 9781476730455

Jayne Anne Phillips (Historical Fiction)
Weeks after meeting a chivalrous, elegant man named Harry Powers, Asta Eicher and her three children are dead. Journalist Emily Thornhill becomes deeply invested in understanding what happened, and allies herself with a banker who is wracked by guilt for not saving Asta. She goes to West Virginia to cover the murder trial and to investigate the story herself, accompanied by a charming and unconventional photographer who is equally drawn to the case.
Scribner * 9781439172544

READY FOR A BRAND NEW BEAT: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America
Mark Kurlansky (Music/History)
In 1964, Marvin Gaye, record producer William “Mickey” Stevenson, and Motown songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter wrote “Dancing in the Street.” The song was supposed to be an upbeat dance recording, but it became one of the icons of American pop culture. As the country grew more radicalized in the summer of 1964, “Dancing in the Street” gained currency as an activist anthem and took on new meanings for the many different groups that were all changing as the country changed.
Riverhead Trade * 9781594632730

Leila Meacham (Historical Fiction)
Silas Toliver, deprived of his inheritance, joins up with his best friend Jeremy Warwick to plan a wagon train expedition to the "black waxy" promise of a new territory called Texas. Slavery, westward expansion, abolition, the Civil War, love, marriage, friendship, tragedy and triumph --- all the ingredients (and much more) that made so many love ROSES so much --- are here in abundance.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455547395

by M. C. Beaton
It is quite the shock when Gloria French is found dead, murdered by a poisoned bottle of elderberry wine. Afraid the murder will be a blight on the small town, Parish councillor Jerry Tarrant hires private detective Agatha Raisin to track down the murderer. A secretive village whose residents resent the investigation doesn't stop the ever-persistent Agatha from sticking her nose where no one wants it --- especially as the suspect list grows.
Minotaur Books * 9781250047564

Max Allan Collins (Thriller)
Paperback Original
Is a mastermind mounting an unprecedented judicial coup aimed at replacing ultra-conservative justices with a new liberal majority? To crack the conspiracy and save the lives of not just the justices but also Secret Service agent Joseph Reeder’s own family, FBI agent Patti Rogers and legendary investigator Reeder must push their skills --- and themselves --- to the limit.
Thomas & Mercer * 9781612185309

William Kent Krueger (Mystery/Thriller)
As a blizzard swells just days before Christmas, the car belonging to the wife of a retired local judge is discovered abandoned on a rural road. When the beloved pet dog of a friend is found decapitated, private investigator Cork O’Connor begins to detect a startling pattern of ominous incidents throughout the area. Then Cork’s son is nearly killed, and he knows this is no trick of his imagination. Someone is spinning a deadly web in Tamarack County.
Atria Books * 9781451645774

by Linwood Barclay
One night, a girl drenched in rain taps on private investigator Cal Weaver’s car window and asks for a ride. She’s the same age as Scott, his teenage son who died in a tragic accident, and maybe she can help Cal find the dealer who sold his son the drugs that killed him. After a brief stop at a roadside diner, he senses that something is not right with the girl or the situation. Before he knows it, Cal is drawn into a nightmare of pain and suspicion.
Signet * 9780451414199

Gregg Hurwitz (Thriller)
Daniel Brasher finds an envelope in his department mailbox --- one intended for someone else that was placed in his slot by accident. Inside it is an unsigned piece of paper, a note that says only “admit what you’ve done or you will bleed for it. you have 'til november 15 at midnite.” The deadline has already passed, and the person to whom the envelope was addressed was brutally murdered. But this first warning is only the beginning.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9781250051141

THE THIRD KINGDOM: A Richard and Kahlan Novel
Terry Goodkind (Fantasy)
In this sequel to THE OMEN MACHINE, the bloodthirsty Jit is dead, and Richard and Kahlan have survived. But Richard, infected with the essence of death itself and robbed of his power as a war wizard, must race against time to uncover and stop the infernal conspiracy assembling itself behind the wall far to the north. His friends and allies are already captives of this fell combination, and Kahlan, also touched by death's power, will die completely if Richard fails.
Tor Fantasy * 9780765370679

Meg Waite Clayton (Fiction)
Hope Tantry arrives at the small cottage where her mother, Ally, spent the last years of her life. Ally had used the cottage as a writer’s retreat while she worked on her unpublished biography of Beatrix Potter, yet Hope knows little about her mother’s time there. Traveling with Hope are friends Anna Page and Julie, who are grappling with issues of a different era. They’ve come to help Hope sort through her mother’s personal effects, yet what they find is a tangled family history.
Ballantine Books * 9780345530295

WHEELMEN: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever
Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell (Sports/History)
From the two Wall Street Journal reporters who broke the story at every turn, WHEELMEN is an in-depth look at the history of American competitive cycling through the lens of Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal and dramatic fall from grace, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and a living portrait of what is, without question, the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports.
Gotham * 9781592408887

Terry McMillan (Fiction)
WHO ASKED YOU? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams --- all while holding down a job delivering room service at a hotel. The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, each playing a part, and full of surprises.
NAL Trade * 9780451417022

On Sale the Week of July 7th in Hardcover

July 7th

Tom Bouman (Thriller)
The lone policeman in a small township on the sparse northern border, Henry Farrell has watched the steady encroachment of gas drilling bring new wealth and erode neighborly trust. The drug trade is pushing heroin into the territory, and outlaws are cooking meth in the woods. When a stranger turns up dead, Henry’s search for the killer will open old wounds, dredge up ancient crimes, and exact a deadly price.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393243024

July 8th

Brad Thor (Thriller)
After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a terrifying claim, but no one knows if she can be trusted. When six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and an asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion. America’s new president must turn to counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to carry out two operations that, if discovered, will constitute an act of war.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476717128

Lisa Jensen (Fantasy)
Meet Captain James Benjamin Hook, a witty, educated Restoration-era privateer cursed to play villain to a pack of malicious little boys in a pointless war that never ends. But everything changes when Stella Parrish, a forbidden grown woman, dreams her way to the Neverland in defiance of Pan’s rules. The magical forces of the Neverland open up for Stella as they never have for Hook. And in the pirate captain himself, she begins to see someone far more complex than the storybook villain.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250042156

Edan Lepucki (Post-Apocalyptic Fiction)
The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable in the face of hardship and isolation. Mourning a past they can't reclaim, they seek solace in each other. But the tentative existence they've built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she's pregnant.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316250818

Chris Bohjalian (Fiction)
When Emily Shepard’s parents are killed in a nuclear plant meltdown that may have been her father’s fault, she leaves her home in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom rather than face the danger of being the daughter of the most hated man in America. She takes off for Burlington, where she creates an identity inspired by Emily Dickinson. When she befriends a homeless boy named Cameron, she protects him with a ferocity she didn’t know she had. But she still can’t outrun her past or escape her grief forever.
Doubleday * 9780385534833

Robert Hellenga (Fiction)
THE CONFESSIONS OF FRANCES GODWIN is the fictional memoir of a retired high school Latin teacher looking back on a life of trying to do her best amidst transgressions --- starting with her affair with Paul, whom she later marries. Now that Paul is dead and she’s retired, Frances Godwin thinks her story is over --- but, of course, the rest of her life is full of surprises, including the truly shocking turn of events that occurs when she takes matters into her own hands after her daughter Stella’s husband grows increasingly abusive.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620405499

THE DEAD WILL TELL: A Kate Burkholder Novel
Linda Castillo (Mystery)
All of Painters Mill knows the Hochstetler farm is haunted, but only a handful remember the terrible secrets lost in time. When Chief of Police Kate Burkholder investigates an apparent suicide, evidence quickly points to murder, and Kate follows an elusive trail toward a tragedy from long ago. Meanwhile, Kate has moved in with state agent John Tomasetti, who is drawn into his own haunted past when a man responsible for the murder of his family is found not guilty.
Minotaur Books * 9781250029577

Holly Brown (Psychological Thriller)
Don’t try to find me. Though the message on the kitchen white board is written in Marley’s hand, her mother Rachel knows there has to be some other explanation. Marley would never run away. As the days pass and it sinks in that the impossible has occurred, Rachel and her husband Paul are informed that the police have “limited resources.” If they want their 14-year-old daughter back, they will have to find her themselves.
William Morrow * 9780062305848

by Rufi Thorpe
Mia and Lorrie Ann are lifelong friends. While Mia struggles with a mother who drinks and a pregnancy at 15, Lorrie Ann is surrounded by her close-knit family, immune to the mistakes that mar her best friend’s life. Then a sudden loss catapults Lorrie Ann into tragedy: things fall apart, and there is nothing Mia can do to help. And as Lorrie Ann stops being so good, Mia begins to question just who this woman is.
Knopf * 9780385351966

by Anne Rivers Siddons
Every August, four women gather to spend a week together at the beach. When one of them dies tragically, the group drifts apart and the vacations come to a halt. Years later, a new marriage reunites them and they come together once again on a remote island off the coast of South Carolina. There, far from civilization, the women make startling discoveries that will change them in ways they never expected.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446527958

by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
Everyone’s favorite mother-daughter writing duo is back with a new collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. With twenty-something Francesca navigating New York City, Lisa holding down the fort in the suburbs, and Mother Mary making frequent and always entertaining appearances, there are plenty of opportunities for family-induced guilt, fighting, laughter and love.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312640095

Scott Cheshire (Fiction)
It’s 1980 at a crowded amphitheater in Queens, and 12-year-old Josiah is about to step to the stage while thousands of believers wait to hear him. Suddenly, Josiah’s words come rushing out, his whole body fills to the brim with the certainty of a strange apocalyptic vision. But is it true prophecy, or just a young believer’s imagination running wild? Decades later, when Josiah (now Josie) is grown and has long since left the church, he returns to Queens to care for his father who, day by day, is losing his grip on reality.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805098211

THE HIGH DRUID'S BLADE: The Defenders of Shannara
Terry Brooks (Fantasy)
When his sister is kidnapped by a sorcerer, Paxon Leah follows the dark mage with nothing but his old family sword to protect him. He stumbles into a plot to overthrow the Druids and remake the world…and accidentally unlocks the powers of the ancient blade. Now, he must learn to master the sword’s power in order to protect not only his sister, but also those teaching him to control his powers in the first place: the Druids!
Del Rey * 9780345540706

Rainbow Rowell (Fiction)
Two days before they’re supposed to visit family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie McCool tells her husband, Neal, that she has to stay in LA. Something has come up on the TV show for which she writes. She knows Neal will be upset, but doesn’t expect him to pack up the kids and go without her. She wonders if she’s ruined their already troubled relationship. That night, Georgie finds a way to talk to Neal in the past. Is she supposed to fix their marriage before it starts?
St. Martin's Press * 9781250049377

Brian Herbert (Science Fiction)
A revolution has taken over the government of the United States, and the environment has been saved. But now the United States is ruled by a dictatorship, and the corporations are fighting back. Joining them are an increasing number of rebels angered by the dictatorship of Chairman Rahma. However, cracks are beginning to show as new weapons are developed by the old corporate powers and strange reports of mutants filter through the government's censorship.
Tor Books * 9780765332547

June Melby (Memoir)
When June Melby was 10 years old, her parents decided on a whim to buy the miniature golf course in the small Wisconsin town where they vacationed every summer. Without any business experience or outside employees, the family sets out to open Tom Thumb Miniature Golf to the public. In MY FAMILY AND OTHER HAZARDS, Melby recreates all the squabbling, confusion and ultimately triumph of one family’s quest to build something together.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805098310

NEIL ARMSTRONG: A Life of Flight
Jay Barbree (Biography)
Much has been written about Neil Armstrong, America’s modern hero and history’s most famous space traveler. Yet, shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight, Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss his personal side of events. Here, for the first time, is the definitive story of Neil’s life of flight he shared for five decades with a trusted friend --- Jay Barbree.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250040718

Catherine Coulter (Thriller)
Natalie Black, the U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James, returns to Washington with her job in jeopardy. She is being blamed for her fiancé’s death and has survived two attempts on her life, but only FBI Special Agent Davis Sullivan believes her. Meanwhile, someone is following Lacey Sherlock. She is shot at, and an Atlanta mental hospital warns her that Blessed Backman, a psychopath out for revenge against Sherlock, has escaped.
Putnam Adult * 9780399157349

Erika Johansen (Historical Fantasy/Adventure)
On her 19th birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon to prevent her from wearing the crown.
Harper * 9780062290366

by Elizabeth Fremantle
(Historical Fiction)
Early in Mary Tudor’s turbulent reign, Lady Catherine and Lady Mary Grey are reeling after the brutal execution of their elder 17-year-old sister, Lady Jane Grey, and the succession is by no means stable. In SISTERS OF TREASON, Elizabeth Fremantle brings these young women to life in a spellbinding Tudor tale of love and politics.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476703091

Stephanie Evanovich (Romance)
When pro baseball player Chase Walker first meets Amanda at her restaurant, it's love at first sight. Chase has a few sexy and very secret pre-game rituals that turn the smart, headstrong businesswoman into his number one fan. Then a tabloid discovers the truth and turns their spanking good fun into a late-night punchline. Is Amanda ready to let loose and swing for the fences?
William Morrow * 9780062234810

UNRULY PLACES: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
Alastair Bonnett (Travel/Geography)
At a time when Google Maps Street View can take you on a virtual tour of Yosemite’s remotest trails and cell phones double as navigational systems, it’s hard to imagine there’s any uncharted ground left on the planet. In UNRULY PLACES, Alastair Bonnett goes to some of the most unexpected, offbeat places in the world to reinspire our geographical imagination.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544101579

by Sally Beauman
(Historical Fiction)
In 1922, when 11-year-old Lucy is sent to Egypt to recuperate from typhoid, she meets Frances, the daughter of an American archaeologist. The friendship draws the impressionable young girl into the thrilling world of Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, who are searching for the tomb of boy pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings. Lucy discovers the lengths to which people will go to fulfill their deepest desires --- and the lies that become the foundation of their lives.
Harper * 9780062302687

Conn Iggulden (Historical Fiction)
In 1437, the Lancaster king Henry VI ascends the throne. Nicknamed “The Lamb,” Henry is famed more for his gentleness than the battlefield exploits of his father. A secret truce with France sparks revolts across England, and the rival House of York sees the chaos as an opportunity to oust an ineffectual king. King Henry and his supporters find themselves besieged abroad and at home. Who or what can save the kingdom before it’s too late?
Putnam Adult * 9780399165368

July 10th

Tom Young (Thriller/Adventure)
A trap kills several Marines, while others are captured. A jihadist leader promises that unless forces withdraw, he will execute one prisoner a day. Immediately, Marine gunnery sergeant A. E. Blount’s friends and colleagues, Sophia Gold and Lieutenant Colonel Michael Parson, rush to Libya to help coordinate rescue efforts. Soon, however, they all will be fighting for their lives in the sand and fire of the desert.
Putnam Adult * 9780399166884

Thomas Sweterlitsch (Science Fiction/Noir Mystery)
A decade has passed since the city of Pittsburgh was reduced to ash. While the rest of the world has moved on, survivor John Dominic Blaxton remains obsessed with the past. Grieving for his wife and unborn child who perished in the blast, Dominic relives his lost life by immersing in the Archive --- a fully interactive digital reconstruction of Pittsburgh, accessible to anyone who wants to visit the places they remember and the people they loved.
Putnam Adult * 9780399167492

On Sale the Week of July 7th in Paperback

July 7th

Andrea Barrett (Fiction/Short Stories)
Andrea Barrett, winner of the National Book Award for her collection of stories SHIP FEVER, unfolds five pivotal moments in the lives of her characters and in the history of knowledge. She explores the thrill and sense of loss that come with scientific progress, and the personal passions and impersonal politics that shape all human knowledge.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393348774

July 8th

THE BIG GUY UPSTAIRS: You, Him, and How It All Works
by Rob Strong
(Christian Living)
Rob Strong, a pastor in Massachusetts, never lets his faith bar him from doing what matters most: building sincere relationships with people as, together, they question and explore the nature of The Big Guy Upstairs. Here he shares how approachable, interactive and, above all, relevant God can be in readers' lives, without any of the trappings of religion or "Christianese" that make many of them suspicious.
Jericho Books * 9781455527793

Courtney Angela Brkic (Fiction)
Magdalena does not panic when she learns that her younger sister has disappeared. A free-spirit, Jadranka has always been prone to mysterious absences. But when weeks pass with no word, Magdalena leaves the isolated Croatian island where their family has always lived and sets off to New York to find her sister. Her search begins to unspool the dark history of their family, reaching back three generations to a country torn by war.
Back Bay Books * 9780316217361

by Linda Castillo (Mystery)
Evidence emerges that there was nothing accidental about a supposed car accident that killed an Amish deacon and two of his children. Kate Burkholder begins to suspect that she is on the trail of a cold-blooded killer. It is a search that takes her on a chilling journey into the darkest reaches of the human heart and makes her question everything she has ever believed about the Amish culture into which she was born.
Minotaur Books * 9781250042651

Catherine Lacey (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Without telling her family, Elyria takes a one-way flight to New Zealand, abruptly leaving her stable but unfulfilling life in Manhattan. Haunted by her sister’s death and consumed by an inner violence, her growing rage remains so expertly concealed that those who meet her sense nothing unwell. This discord between her inner and outer reality leads her to another obsession: If her truest self is invisible and unknowable to others, is she even alive?
FSG Originals * 9780374534493

James Patterson and Mark Sullivan (Thriller)
When movie stars Thom and Jennifer Harlow disappear, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth. But as Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast --- and the world's golden couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the wildest reality show couldn't begin to unveil.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455515912

THE SOUND AND THE FURRY: A Chet and Bernie Mystery
Spencer Quinn (Mystery)
When Chet and Bernie happen upon a prison work crew that includes Frenchie Boutette, an old criminal pal they sent up the river, getting a new case is the last thing they expect. But Frenchie, who comes from an old Louisiana family full of black sheep, needs help finding his one law-abiding relative: his brother Ralph, a reclusive inventor who has gone missing with his houseboat.
Atria Books * 9781476703244

by Emma Campion
(Historical Fiction)
Paperback Original
Joan of Kent, renowned beauty and cousin to King Edward III, is destined for a politically strategic marriage. As the king begins a long dynastic struggle to claim the crown of France, plunging England into the Hundred Years’ War, he negotiates her betrothal to a potential ally and heir of a powerful lordship. But Joan, haunted by nightmares of her father’s execution at the hands of her treacherous royal kin, fears the king’s selection and is not resigned to her fate.
Broadway Books * 9780307589293

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