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July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of July 7th and July 14th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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

SECRETS OF SLOANE HOUSE: A Chicago World's Fair Mystery by Shelley Gray
(Historical Mystery/Romance)
Paperback Original
Rosalind Perry works as a housemaid at Sloane House, one of the most elegant mansions in Gilded Age Chicago. However, she's not there just to earn a living and support her family --- she’s at Sloane House determined to discover the truth about her sister’s mysterious disappearance. When Reid Armstrong, the handsome heir to a silver fortune, begins to realize that Rosalind’s life may be in danger, he stops thinking of marriage prospects and concentrates on helping Rosalind.
Zondervan * 9780310338529

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

On Sale the Week of July 14th in Hardcover

July 15th

by Judith Frank
For years, Matthew Greene and Daniel Rosen have enjoyed a quiet domestic life together. But when they learn that Daniel’s twin brother and sister-in-law have been killed in a bombing in Jerusalem, their lives are suddenly transformed. In dealing with their families and the need to make a decision about who will raise the deceased couple’s two children, both Matthew and Daniel are confronted with challenges that strike at the very heart of their relationship.
William Morrow * 9780062302878

THE BOOK OF LIFE by Deborah Harkness (Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy)
Historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES --- with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.
Viking Adult * 9780670025596

CUT AND THRUST: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods (Thriller)
When Stone Barrington travels to Los Angeles for the biggest political convention of the year, he finds the scene quite shaken up: a dazzling newcomer --- and close friend of Stone’s --- has given the delegates an unexpected choice, crucial alliances are made and broken behind closed doors, and it seems that more than one seat may be up for grabs. And amid the ambitious schemers and hangers-on are a few people who may use the chaotic events as cover for more sinister plans.
Putnam Adult * 9780399169113

DAYS OF RAGE: A Pike Logan Thriller by Brad Taylor (Thriller)
In former Delta Force operator Brad Taylor’s latest Pike Logan thriller, the Taskforce must stop their most devastating threat yet --- a weapon of mass destruction from Russia. But there’s another secret from the Cold War buried in the Russian FSB, and exposing it will mean the difference between life and death --- not only for Pike and his partner, Jennifer, but for perhaps millions more around the globe.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953982

EDEN IN WINTER by Richard North Patterson (Psychological Thriller)
As the court inquest into Benjamin Blaine's death casts suspicions on those closest to him, his son Adam struggles to protect them from those who still suspect that his father was murdered by one of his kin. But the sternest test of all is Adam's proximity to Carla Pacelli, his late father's mistress and a woman who, despite being pivotal to his family's plight, Adam finds himself increasingly drawn to.
Quercus * 9781623651473

EVERGREEN by Rebecca Rasmussen (Historical Fiction)
In 1938, Eveline follows her husband, Emil, into the wilderness of Minnesota where they have a rundown cabin, a garden, and a baby boy named Hux. But when Emil leaves to take care of his sick father, a stranger arrives and Eveline becomes pregnant. She gives her daughter, Naamah, away to be raised as an orphan. Years later, Hux finds his sister and brings her home. But Naamah, wilder than the wilderness that surrounds them, may make it impossible for Hux to make up for all they have lost.
Knopf * 9780385350990

THE HEIST by Daniel Silva (Thriller)
Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is in Venice repairing an altarpiece by Veronese when he receives an urgent summons from the Italian police. The eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood has stumbled upon a chilling murder scene in Lake Como, and is being held as a suspect. To save his friend, Gabriel must track down the real killers and then perform one simple task: find the most famous missing painting in the world.
Harper * 9780062320056

HERBIE'S GAME: A Junior Bender Mystery by Timothy Hallinan (Hard-boiled Mystery)
Junior Bender, the clown prince of crime fiction, returns in his most hard-boiled adventure yet --- a tale that will take him deep into a murderous conspiracy in present-day Los Angeles and uncover an increasingly confusing legacy of his burglar-mentor, Herbie Mott, who until very recently was always one step ahead of just about everybody.
Soho Crime * 9781616954291

THE MOCKINGBIRD NEXT DOOR: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills (Memoir)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is one of the best loved novels of the 20th century. But for the last 50 years, the book’s celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where she has lived with her sister, Alice, for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the author. But in 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door to journalist Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation --- and a great friendship.
The Penguin Press * 9781594205194

MY TWO ITALIES by Joseph Luzzi (Memoir)
The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature, in MY TWO ITALIES Joseph Luzzi straddles these two perspectives to link his family’s dramatic story to Italy’s north-south divide, its quest for a unifying language, and its passion for art, food and family. With topics ranging from the pervasive force of Dante’s poetry to the meteoric rise of Silvio Berlusconi, Luzzi presents the Italians in all their glory and squalor, relating the problems that plague Italy today to the country’s ancient roots.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374298692

OWEN'S DAUGHTER by Jo-Ann Mapson (Fiction)
Skye Elliot is given a choice after her car accident --- jail or rehab --- and her ex-husband gets custody of their four-year-old daughter, Gracie. It takes Skye eight months to get clean, but the day she is released, she has one plan: to be a good mother. Owen Garret hasn’t seen his daughter in 10 years. Newly out of prison, he picks Skye up from rehab and together they set off to find Gracie, and to forge a relationship that transcends the hurt and anger that have brewed between them for almost a decade.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620401477

RED WINTER by Dan Smith (Historical Thriller/Adventure)
Kolya has deserted his Red Army unit and returns home to bury his brother and reunite with his wife and sons. But he finds the village silent and empty. The men have been massacred in the forest, while the women and children have disappeared. So Kolya sets out on a journey in the desperate hope he will find his loved ones safe and sound. But there are very dark things in Kolya's past. As he strives to find his family, someone --- or something --- is following his trail.
Pegasus * 9781605986098

THE REMOVERS: A Memoir by Andrew Meredith (Memoir)
When Andrew Meredith’s father was fired from a university for unspecified sexual misconduct, it throws his family into long-lasting despair. Broke, Andrew moves home and takes a job with his father as a “remover,” the unseen workers who take away bodies of those who die at home. He describes intimate, poignant and morbidly comic aspects of the job, and begins to see his father as an imperfect man who loves his family despite his flaws.
Scribner * 9781476761213

SHOTS FIRED: Stories from Joe Pickett Country by C. J. Box (Thriller/Short Stories)
SHOTS FIRED is a collection of 10 riveting stories, three never before published. In “One-Car Bridge,” Joe Pickett goes up against a landowner with disastrous results, and in “Shots Fired,” his investigation into a radio call nearly ends up being the last thing he ever does. In “Le Sauvage Noble,” the stranger is a Lakota in Paris who enjoys playing the “noble savage” for the French women --- until he meets Sophie and discovers what “savage” really means.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158582

SIGHT UNSEEN by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen (Thriller)
Before the experimental surgery that gave her sight, Kendra Michaels developed her other senses to an amazing capacity. Law enforcement agencies clamor for her powers of perception and observation. When Kendra realizes that an apparent traffic accident on San Diego's historic Cabrillo Bridge is in fact a murder scene, she rushes to alert the police. As the body count rises, a gruesome pattern emerges. Someone is killing people in ways that mirror Kendra's most notorious cases…and he is not working alone.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250020529

THE SPARK AND THE DRIVE by Wayne Harrison (Fiction)
Justin Bailey is 17 when he arrives at the shop of legendary muscle car mechanic Nick Campbell. Anguished and out of place among the students at his rural Connecticut high school, Justin finds in Nick, his captivating wife Mary Ann, and their world of miraculous machines the sense of family he has struggled to find at home. But when Nick and Mary Ann’s lives are struck by tragedy, Justin’s own world is upended.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250041241

WAYFARING STRANGER by James Lee Burke (Historical Thriller)
In WAYFARING STRANGER, two-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke tells a classic American story through one man’s unforgettable life --- connecting a fateful encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the Battle of the Bulge to the merciless frontier justice of the Wild West.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476710792

A WEDDING IN PROVENCE by Ellen Sussman (Fiction)
Olivia and Brody have chosen the perfect location for their destination wedding: a friend’s idyllic inn in the Mediterranean town of Cassis. However, the weekend is quickly thrown off balance by guests. Olivia’s daughters, one reckless and one practical, both make brash decisions. Brody’s mother is coping with the fallout of her own marriage, and then there is Jake, the playboy best man. In the middle is Olivia, navigating the dramas and joys of starting a new life.
Ballantine Books * 9780345548955

On Sale the Week of July 14th in Paperback

July 15th

ENON by Paul Harding (Fiction)
In ENON, Paul Harding follows a year in the life of Charlie Crosby as he tries to come to terms with a shattering personal tragedy. Grandson of George Crosby (the protagonist of TINKERS), Charlie inhabits the same dynamic landscape of New England, its seasons mirroring his turbulent emotional odyssey. Along the way, Charlie’s encounters are brought to life by his wit, his insights into history, and his yearning to understand the big questions.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812981773

THE HEAVENS RISE by Christopher Rice (Supernatural Thriller/Horror)
Deep in the swamps outside of New Orleans, Niquette Delongpre and her family uncover a well on their property that brings ancient things to the surface --- things that should have stayed buried. When Niquette is exposed to a small parasite, it triggers in her mysterious and dangerous powers. As she tries to come to grips with these new abilities and what they might mean for her future, she realizes that she is not alone.
Gallery Books * 9781476716091

HELP FOR THE HAUNTED by John Searles (Mystery)
Sylvie Mason’s parents have an unusual occupation --- helping “haunted souls” find peace. After receiving a strange phone call one winter’s night, they leave the house and are later murdered in an old church in a horrifying act of violence. A year later, the inquisitive teenager pursues the mystery, moving closer to the knowledge of what occurred that night --- and to the truth about her family’s past and the secrets that have haunted them for years.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780060779641

IDENTICAL by Scott Turow (Mystery)
State Senator Paul Giannis is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County. His identical twin brother Cass is newly released from prison, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Dita Kronon. When Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family business, and private investigator Tim Brodie begin a re-investigation of Dita's death, a complex web of murder, sex and betrayal dramatically unfolds.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455527199

THE LAST TOWN: A Wayward Pines Thriller by Blake Crouch (Dystopian Thriller)
Paperback Original
Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds the town of Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond. It is a secret that has the entire population completely under the control of a madman and his army of followers, a secret that is about to come storming through the fence to wipe out this last, fragile remnant of humanity.
Thomas & Mercer * 9781477822586

LET'S ALL BE BRAVE: Living Life with Everything You Have by Annie F. Downs
(Christian Living/Essays)
Paperback Original
As a single young woman, writer, speaker and blogger, Annie Downs shares her journey toward bravery with honesty and humor. Using wonderful stories from her own life, contemporary real-life examples, and fascinating historical and biblical references, Annie encourages readers to grab hold of the brave life that they desperately desire. This nonfiction, essay-driven book opens the door to many different views of courage --- nudging, encouraging and inspiring readers to be brave whenever given the chance.
Zondervan * 9780310337959

THE PARIS ARCHITECT by Charles Belfoure (Historical Thriller)
In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money --- and maybe get him killed. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake.
Sourcebooks Landmark * 9781402294150

RED RISING by Pierce Brown (Science Fiction/Dystopian Thriller)
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest class of humanity living on Mars. He spends his days tunneling through earth, believing that the work he does now is helping to prepare the surface for future generations. When his wife opens his eyes to the truth, he sacrifices everything --- including the person he once was --- to find justice not only for his wife but also for his people.
Del Rey * 9780345539809

ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM by Debbie Macomber (Romance)
Jo Marie Rose welcomes a new set of guests to the Rose Harbor Inn: Mary Smith, who's recovering from a difficult illness, and Anna Newton, who's arranging a celebration for her grandparents' wedding anniversary. Compassion and joy await Jo Marie, Annie and Mary, as they make peace with their pasts and look boldly toward their futures.
Ballantine Books * 9780345535269

THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT by Amy Tan (Historical Fiction)
Amy Tan's latest novel tells the story of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity. Spanning more than 40 years and two continents, THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT transports readers from the collapse of China's last imperial dynasty to the beginning of the Republic, and recaptures the lost world of old Shanghai through the inner workings of courtesan houses and the lives of the foreigners living in the International Settlement, both erased by World War II.
Ecco * 9780062107329

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