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July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of July 14th and July 21st that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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

POLICE: A Harry Hole Novel by Jo Nesbø
For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry is not in a position to protect anyone. Least of all himself...
Vintage * 9780307951168

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
On Sale the Week of July 21st in Hardcover

July 22nd

BRAVO by Greg Rucka (Thriller)
Still recovering from traumas both physical and emotional, Jad Bell is tasked with bringing in the Uzbek, principal organizer of the terrorist attack that nearly cost Bell his ex-wife and daughter. But the Uzbek is just the beginning: his employer, the Architect, has already set in motion another, even more devastating attack. At the center of it all are two women under deep cover.
Mulholland Books * 9780316182300

DOUBLE AGENT: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring by Peter Duffy (Military History)
Before the United States joined World War II, the FBI uncovered a ring of Nazi spies in New York City, and President Franklin Roosevelt declared J. Edgar Hoover as America’s spymaster. As war began, a naturalized German-American was recruited by Nazis to convey messages to Germany. This man, William G. Sebold, approached the FBI and became the first double agent in the Bureau’s history, and the investigation led to the arrest of 33 enemy agents.
Scribner * 9781451667950

HOUNDED: An Andy Carpenter Mystery by David Rosenfelt (Legal Thriller/Mystery)
After getting a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, Andy Carpenter appears at the scene of a crime, where the body of ex-convict Danny Balfour has been discovered. It isn’t long before Pete himself comes under suspicion for Danny’s murder, and he needs defense attorney Andy to represent him…and to find out what really happened in Danny's house that day.
Minotaur Books * 9781250024749

LAST TO KNOW by Elizabeth Adler (Mystery)
Detective Harry Jordan is out for a walk when the night is rocked by an explosion: the Havnel house is engulfed in a conflagration, and young Bea Havnel is seen fleeing, hair on fire, plunging into the lake. She survives but her mother does not, and Harry is pulled into the investigation. When it’s discovered that Lacey Havnel died not from the explosion but from a knife wound, it’s soon clear that a murderer is on the loose. And this murderer is poised to strike again.
Minotaur Books * 9781250019929

MAEVE BINCHY: The Biography by Piers Dudgeon (Biography)
Maeve Binchy's heartwarming tales of love, life and loss made her one of America’s best-loved storytellers. Her novels, which sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, captured imaginations on both sides of the Atlantic in a way that most authors only dream of. In this extraordinary biography, Piers Dudgeon reveals that the inspiration for many of her stories came from Maeve’s own hard-won experience growing up in Ireland.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250047144

A PERFECT LIFE by Danielle Steel (Fiction)
The incomparable Danielle Steel has written a novel that pulsates with emotion and honesty as three people face the truth about themselves. A PERFECT LIFE is about what we do when facades fall away and we can no longer run from the truth. As old ideas fail, everything changes, and life is suddenly brand new.
Delacorte Press * 9780345530943

REMAINS OF INNOCENCE: A Brady Novel of Suspense by J. A. Jance (Mystery)
When cleaning out the house of her dying mother, Liza Machett discovers a fortune in hundred-dollar bills. Tracing the money’s origins will take Liza on a journey that will end in Cochise County, where Sheriff Joanna Brady is embroiled in a personal mystery of her own. A man she considers a family friend is found dead at the bottom of a hole in a limestone cavern near Bisbee. Are the two disparate cases connected?
William Morrow * 9780062134707

July 24th

BLUE-EYED BOY: A Memoir by Robert Timberg (Memoir)
In January 1967, Robert Timberg was a short-timer, counting down the days until his combat tour ended. He had 13 days to go when his vehicle struck a Viet Cong land mine, resulting in third-degree burns of his face and much of his body. He survived, barely, then began the arduous battle back, determined to build a new life and make it matter.
The Penguin Press * 9781594205668

THE FORSAKEN: A Quinn Colson Novel by Ace Atkins (Thriller)
Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi. In less than two days, he was accused of rape and murder and lynched. When evidence surfaces of his innocence, county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out to charge those responsible for the lynching. But as he uncovers old lies and secrets, he runs into fierce opposition from people willing to play dirty. He finds himself accused of terrible crimes, and it is anyone’s guess who will prevail --- or even come out of it alive.
Putnam Adult * 9780399161797

On Sale the Week of July 21st in Paperback

July 21st

ROSE KENNEDY: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch by Barbara A. Perry (Biography)
Rose Kennedy was the daughter of a state senator and the mayor of Boston, wife of an ambassador, and mother of nine children, including one U.S. president and two U.S. senators. She led a life of wealth, celebrity, privilege and power, yet suffered great personal tragedy. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at one of America's most influential mothers of the 20th century.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393349467

July 22nd

APPROACHING THE SPEED OF LIGHT by Victoria Lustbader (Fiction)
Jody is a likable young man getting by in New York City at the turn of the millennium. On the surface, he seems to have it together. But a secret history has left him scarred and broken inside, lacking faith in the future or himself. Jody’s buried secrets hold him back until his trajectory crosses the path of three very different women, who, in their own ways, hold out the tantalizing possibility of healing, connection…or self-destruction.
Forge Books * 9780765378835

JAPANTOWN by Barry Lancet (Thriller)
In Barry Lancet’s debut thriller, readers are introduced to Jim Brodie, an American antique dealer-turned-reluctant-private eye who must use his knowledge of Japanese culture to unravel a major murder in San Francisco --- even as he and his daughter, Jenny, become targets for the same mysterious killer.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451691702

TAKE ME WITH YOU by Catherine Ryan Hyde (Fiction)
Paperback Original
August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-year-old son died. Every year he has spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go.
Lake Union Publishing * 9781477820018

THE TROOP: A Novel of Terror by Nick Cutter (Horror/Thriller)
Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip. An unexpected intruder stumbles upon their campsite like a wild animal. He is shockingly thin, disturbingly pale and voraciously hungry --- a man in unspeakable torment who exposes Tim and the boys to something far more frightening than any ghost story. Within his body is a bioengineered nightmare, a horror that spreads faster than fear.
Pocket Books * 9781476717722

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