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September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of September 29th and October 6th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of September 29th in Hardcover

September 29th

BURN: A Detective Michael Bennett Thriller by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Thriller)
Back in the city that never sleeps, Detective Michael Bennett takes over a chaotic Outreach Squad in Harlem, where he receives an unusual call: a man claims to have seen a group of well-dressed men holding a bizarre party in a condemned building. With no clear crime or evidence, Bennett dismisses the report. But when a charred body is found in the same building, he is forced to take the caller seriously --- and is drawn into an underground criminal world of terrifying depravity.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316211048

September 30th

THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER: Stories by Hilary Mantel (Fiction/Short Stories)
In THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER, Hilary Mantel’s collection of contemporary stories, tales of dislocation and family fracture, of whimsical infidelities and sudden deaths with sinister causes, unsettle the reader. Cutting to the core of human experience, Mantel writes about marriage, class, family and sex.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9781627792103

BEFORE AMEN: The Power of a Simple Prayer by Max Lucado (Christian Life/Prayer)
In BEFORE AMEN, bestselling author Max Lucado joins readers on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer, offering hope for doubts and confidence even for prayer wimps. Distilling prayers in the Bible down to one pocket-sized prayer, Max reminds readers that prayer is not a privilege for the pious nor the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child. Let the conversation begin.
Thomas Nelson * 9780849948480

THE LOST KEY: A Brit in the FBI Novel by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison (Thriller)
Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street. Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be.
Putnam Adult * 9780399164767

MADEMOISELLE: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History by Rhonda K. Garelick (Biography)
Certain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person. Such is the case with Coco Chanel, whose life offers one of the most fascinating tales of the 20th century --- throwing into dramatic relief an era of war, fashion, ardent nationalism and earth-shaking change --- here treated, for the first time, with wide-ranging and incisive historical scrutiny.
Random House * 9781400069521

MR. BONES: Twenty Stories by Paul Theroux (Fiction/Short Stories)
A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. A renowned art collector relishes publicly destroying his most valuable pieces. Two boys stand by helplessly as their father stages an all-consuming war on the raccoons living in the woods around their house. In this new collection of short stories, Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544324022

THE NEWS SORORITY: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour -- and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News by Sheila Weller (Biography)
For decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of television journalism. After fierce struggles, three women --- Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour --- broke into the newsroom’s once impenetrable “boys’ club.” Drawing on exclusive interviews with their colleagues and intimates from childhood on, THE NEWS SORORITY reveals the hard struggles and inner strengths that shaped these women and powered their success.
The Penguin Press * 9781594204272

NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" by Lena Dunham (Memoir/Essays)
In NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, Lena Dunham --- the acclaimed creator, producer and star of HBO’s "Girls" --- illuminates the experiences that are part of making one’s way in the world: falling in love, feeling alone, being 10 pounds overweight despite eating only health food, having to prove yourself in a room full of men twice your age, finding true love, and most of all, having the guts to believe that your story is one that deserves to be told.
Random House * 9780812994995

ON IMMUNITY: An Inoculation by Eula Biss (Social Science)
Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear --- fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world. In ON IMMUNITY, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body.
Graywolf Press * 9781555976897

THE PERFECT WITNESS by Iris Johansen (Thriller)
When Teresa Casali was young, she discovered she had a strange gift: the ability to read people’s memories. But the gift seemed more like a curse as her mob boss father used her to gain the upper hand in his world of corruption and violence. Exposed by her own family to the darkest impulses of mankind, Teresa is alone and unprotected. She realizes that if she is to survive, she has to run.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250020055

THE PLOUGHMEN by Kim Zupan (Fiction)
Two men --- a killer awaiting trial and a troubled young deputy --- sit across from each other, talking through the bars of a county jail cell. With a disintegrating marriage further collapsing under the strain of his night duty, Valentine Millimaki finds himself seeking counsel from a man whose troubled past shares something essential with his own. Their uneasy friendship takes a startling turn with a brazen act of violence that yokes together two haunted souls by the secrets they share.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805099515

REBEL YELL: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne (Biography)
In REBEL YELL, S. C. Gwynne delves deep into Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s private life, including the loss of his young beloved first wife and his regimented personal habits. The book traces Jackson’s brilliant 24-month career in the Civil War, the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero.
Scribner * 9781451673289

STRONG DARKNESS: A Caitlin Strong Novel by Jon Land (Thriller)
The son of Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong’s boyfriend is nearly beaten to death at Brown University. The investigation leads back to Texas and to the Chinese high-tech company awarded the contract to build the US’s 5G network. Li Zhen, the company’s founder, counts that as the greatest achievement of his career, but it hides his true motivations --- nothing less than China’s total domination of the United States.
Forge Books * 9780765335111

A SUDDEN LIGHT by Garth Stein (Supernatural Mystery)
In the summer of 1990, 14-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. The legendary mansion is built of giant, whole trees, and Trevor’s father --- in a trial separation with his wife --- wants to sell it. Trevor soon discovers the ghost burdened by the final wishes of the Riddell patriarch, Elijah: that the mansion is returned to untamed forestland as penance for the trees harvested by the Riddell Timber Company. Trevor’s willingness to face the past holds the key to his family’s future.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439187036

THE WONDER OF ALL THINGS by Jason Mott (Fantasy)
It starts as an ordinary day in an ordinary town, at an ordinary air show. But when one of the planes crashes, killing and injuring dozens, a 13-year-old named Ava is discovered healing her best friend, Wash. Her secret gift is now known to the entire world, and Ava is thrust into the spotlight. But at what cost does this gift come, and how much will Ava have to sacrifice to save the one she loves most?
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778316527

THE ZONE OF INTEREST by Martin Amis (Fiction)
Once upon a time there was a king, and the king commissioned his favorite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn't show you your reflection. It showed you your soul --- it showed you who you really were. The wizard couldn't look at it without turning away. The king couldn't look at it. The courtiers couldn't look at it. A chestful of treasure was offered to anyone who could look at it for 60 seconds without turning away. And no one could.
Knopf * 9780385353496

October 2nd

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS by Marlon James (Historical Fiction)
On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife and his manager, and injured several others. A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594486005

HAND TO MOUTH: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado (Memoir/Sociology)
We in America have certain ideas of what it means to be poor. Linda Tirado takes all of these preconceived notions and smashes them to bits, articulating not only what it is to be working poor in America, but what poverty is truly like --- on all levels. She discusses how she went from lower-middle class, to sometimes middle class, to poor and everything in between, and in doing so reveals why “poor people don’t always behave the way middle-class America thinks they should.”
Putnam Adult * 9780399171987

THE HUMAN BODY by Paolo Giordano (Fiction)
A platoon of young men and one female soldier leaves Italy for one of the most dangerous places on earth: Forward Operating Base (FOB) in the Gulistan district of Afghanistan. Each member in the platoon manages the toxic mix of boredom and fear that is life at the FOB in his own way. But when a much-debated mission goes devastatingly awry, the soldiers find their lives changed in an instant.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670015641

THEN CAME LIFE: Living with Courage, Spirit, and Gratitude After Breast Cancer by Geralyn Lucas (Memoir)
One mastectomy, two C-sections, three pants sizes and lots of red lipstick later, Geralyn Lucas --- the author of WHY I WORE LIPSTICK TO MY MASTECTOMY --- is dealing with the same issues as other women her age. When she looks in the mirror at her hard-won wrinkles, all she wants is Botox. Celebrating her sweet 16 cancerversary, she’s thankful for her second chance and ready to be daring. But can she survive life’s new ups and downs with the same courage she’s always had?
Gotham * 9781592408955

On Sale the Week of September 29th in Paperback

September 30th

THE ASCENDANT by Drew Chapman (Thriller)
When bond analyst Garrett Reilly discovers that US Treasury bonds are being sold off at an alarming rate, he sees a chance to become incredibly rich. But when the United States military arrives at his office, Garrett learns that he has stumbled upon the first attack in a covert war of unthinkable proportions.
Pocket Books * 9781476788166

ASK NOT: A Nathan Heller Thriller by Max Allan Collins (Historical Mystery)
In 1964, Beatlemania sweeps the nation, the Vietnam War looms, and the Warren Commission prepares to blame a “lone-nut” assassin for the killing of JFK. But as the post-Camelot era begins, a suspicious outbreak of suicides, accidental deaths and outright murders decimates assassination witnesses. It’s up to Nathan Heller and celebrity columnist Flo Kilgore to investigate this increasing wave of violence.
Forge Books * 9780765370686

BELOVED ENEMY: A Jack McClure Novel by Eric Van Lustbader (Thriller)
Shortly after Jack McClure leaves a late-night meeting with Dennis Paull, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Paull is found dead. The President is furious but equally frightened of a scandal, since McClure is one of their own --- an operative and Paull's friend. With top officials in the CIA and FBI after him, McClure goes on the run. Someone framed him for Paull's murder, possibly to prevent him from accomplishing Paull's last request --- a task vital to U.S. National Security.
Forge Books * 9780765370815

THE BETRAYED by Heather Graham (Romantic Suspense)
Paperback Original
Maureen Deauville and New York FBI agent Aiden Mahoney, a new member of the Krewe of Hunters (the FBI's unit of paranormal investigators), explore both past and present events to figure out who killed an old friend of Aiden’s and now wants to kill them, too. As they work together, they discover that they share an unusual trait --- the ability to communicate with the dead --- and an attraction that's as intense as it is unexpected.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778316565

BRINGING UP BÉBÉ: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman (Parenting)
When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn't aspire to become a "French parent." But she noticed that French children slept through the night by two or three months old. They played by themselves while their parents sipped coffee. And yet French kids were still boisterous, curious and creative. Why? How? Druckerman set out to investigate --- and wound up sparking a national debate on parenting.
Penguin Books * 9780143122968

CROSS MY HEART by James Patterson (Thriller)
Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart --- nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him. When the ones Alex loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. If he does anything to protect them, they will die.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455515813

DO OR DIE: A Reluctant Heroes Novel by Suzanne Brockmann (Romantic Suspense/Adventure)
Former SEAL Ian Dunn is employed to rescue two kidnapped children, believed to be held captive in a South American embassy. Racing against time and unknown enemies, Dunn must find the children while simultaneously fighting his own war with the mob for a job gone bust. At his side is Phoebe Kruger, who is pulled further into the heart of the conflict and Dunn's perilous mission.
Ballantine Books * 9780345543813

FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin (History)
On the night JFK was assassinated, a photo ran on the front pages of newspapers across the world, showing a Secret Service agent jumping on the back of the presidential limousine in a desperate attempt to protect the President and Mrs. Kennedy. Now Secret Service Agent Clint Hill commemorates the 50th anniversary of the tragedy with a book containing more than 150 photos, each accompanied by Hill’s insider account of those terrible days.
Gallery Books * 9781476731506

JFK JR., GEORGE, & ME: A Memoir by Matt Berman (Memoir)
John F. Kennedy Jr. handpicked Creative Director Matt Berman to bring his vision for a new political magazine to life, and the two developed a wonderfully collaborative and fun-loving relationship. In JFK JR., GEORGE, & ME, Matt remembers his brilliant friend and colleague --- John’s approach to work, life and fame, and most of all, his ease and grace, which charmed those around him.
Gallery Books * 9781451697261

THE LAST BREATH by Kimberly Belle (Mystery/Thriller)
Paperback Original
Gia Andrews’ father was imprisoned 16 years ago for brutally killing her stepmother. Now he’s come home to die of cancer, and she’s responsible for his care. As the past unravels before her, Gia will find herself torn between the stories that her family, their friends and neighbors have believed to be real all these years. But in the end, the truth --- and all the lies that came before --- may have deadlier consequences than she ever could have anticipated.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778317227

MRS. LINCOLN'S RIVAL by Jennifer Chiaverini (Historical Fiction)
When charming Kate Chase Sprague accompanied her father, Ohio politician Salmon P. Chase, to Washington, D.C. in 1861, she found that, rather than becoming a friend and compatriot of the First Lady's as she had anticipated, she immediately became embroiled in a long-lasting, notorious rivalry with Mrs. Lincoln due to the First Lady's jealousy of her youth, beauty and social skills.
Plume * 9780142181324

THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS by Alice Hoffman (Historical Romance/Mystery)
Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses. One night, Coralie stumbles upon a striking young man taking pictures of moonlit trees. When Eddie Cohen photographs the devastation on the streets of New York following the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the suspicious mystery behind a young woman’s disappearance and ignites the heart of Coralie.
Scribner * 9781451693577

MY STORY by Elizabeth Smart with Chris Stewart (Memoir)
For the first time, 10 years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime. She explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and how she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was served.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250055453

THE PRINCE OF RISK by Christopher Reich (Financial Thriller)
Robert "Bobby" Astor is a fearless New York hedge-fund gunslinger on the verge of making his biggest killing ever. But everything changes when his father, the venerable chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange, is murdered along with the head of the Federal Reserve. In the moments before his death, Bobby's father sends him a mystifying text message that offers the only clue to the identity of the killer and the terrifying motivation behind the attack.
Anchor * 9780307946577

ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE JANSON OPTION by Paul Garrison (Thriller/Adventure)
When American Synergy Corporation oil executive Kingsman Helms begs Paul Janson to rescue his wife, Allegra, from Somali pirates, Janson and Jessica Kincaid view it as the perfect opportunity to infiltrate ASC and disrupt the company's scheme to subvert independent oil-rich African countries into wholly-owned ASC subsidiaries. Once on the ground, Janson and Kincaid discover that the pirates may be the least lethal threat in the violent chaos of anarchic Somalia.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446564496

THE ROME PROPHECY by Sam Christer (Thriller)
A beautiful young woman covered in blood, who claims to be an ancient prophet in search of a mystical amulet, has been arrested in the streets of Rome. Ex-priest Tom Shaman teams up with a headstrong policewoman to unravel the mystery. But within Rome’s churches and corridors of power, stealthy enemies are conspiring against them. And soon, the woman’s deadly visions begin to come true.
Overlook TP * 9781468309485

THE SECOND-CHANCE DOG: A Love Story by Jon Katz (Memoir)
Most men go courting with roses, wine and chocolates. But not dog-lover and prolific author Jon Katz, whose choice is beef jerky. He is a man with a mission: to woo and win Maria Wulf, an emotionally fragile artist who has lost confidence in her art. Maria owns a rottweiler-shepherd mix who does not like men and will not let anyone near her owner. Katz has his work cut out for him.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780345531186

STORM FRONT: A Virgil Flowers Novel by John Sandford (Thriller)
In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You’re about to get a visitor. It’s an Israeli cop, and she’s tailing a man who’s smuggled out an extraordinary relic --- a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. As it turns out, there are very bad men chasing the relic, and they don’t care who’s in the way or what they have to do to get it.
Berkley * 9780425270240

T. C. BOYLE STORIES II: The Collected Stories of T. Coraghessan Boyle, Volume II by T. C. Boyle (Fiction/Short Stories)
By turns mythic and realistic, farcical and tragic, ironic and moving, T. C. Boyle’s stories have mapped a wide range of human emotions. The 58 stories in this new volume, written over the last 18 years, reflect his maturing themes. Along with the satires and tall tales that established his reputation, readers will find stories speaking to contemporary social issues, from air rage to abortion doctors, and character-driven tales of quiet power and passion.
Penguin Books * 9780143125860

TEACHING THE CAT TO SIT: A Memoir by Michelle Theall (Memoir)
Michelle Theall grew up in the conservative Texas Bible Belt, bullied by her classmates and abandoned by her evangelical best friend before she’d ever even held a girl’s hand. Years later, Michelle is living her life openly with her partner of 10 years. But when her four-year-old’s Catholic school decides to expel all children of gay parents, Michelle tiptoes into a controversy that exposes her to long-buried shame, which leads to a public battle with the Church and a private one with her parents.
Gallery Books * 9781451697308

WINNERS by Danielle Steel (Fiction)
When a horrific chairlift accident leaves 17-year-old competitive skier Lily Thomas paralyzed, she must come to grips with the fact that she not only will be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life, but will never fulfill her lifelong dream of winning Olympic gold. But just as all hope seems lost, Lily meets Teddy, a young man even more badly injured than herself, but as doggedly determined to live an enriching life.
Dell * 9780440245254

WORTHY BROWN'S DAUGHTER by Phillip Margolin (Historical Thriller)
One of a handful of lawyers in the new state of Oregon, recently widowed Matthew Penny agrees to help Worthy Brown, a newly freed slave, rescue his 15-year-old daughter, Roxanne, from their former master, a powerful Portland lawyer. Worthy's lawsuit sets in motion events that lead to Worthy's arrest for murder and create an agonizing moral dilemma that could send either Worthy or Matthew to the hangman.
Harper * 9780062195357

YEAR ZERO: A History of 1945 by Ian Buruma (History)
In 1945, one world had ended and a new, uncertain one was beginning. Regime change had come on a global scale, great cities around the world lay in ruins, and the ground was laid for more horror to come. In YEAR ZERO, an examination of the postwar years is intertwined with author Ian Buruma's father's attempted reentry into “normalcy” after his experience as a prisoner of war.
Penguin Books * 9780143125976

YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN by Jean Hanff Korelitz (Literary Mystery)
Grace Reinhart Sachs is the author of You Should Have Known, a book that cautions women to really hear what men are trying to tell them. But weeks before the book is published, a chasm opens in her own life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only an ongoing chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455599516
On Sale the Week of October 6th in Hardcover

October 7th

THE BIRDS OF PANDEMONIUM: Life Among the Exotic and the Endangered by Michelle Raffin (Memoir/Nature)
Pandemonium, the home and bird sanctuary that Michele Raffin shares with some of the world’s most remarkable birds, is a conservation organization dedicated to saving and breeding birds at the edge of extinction, with the goal of eventually releasing them into the wild. In THE BIRDS OF PANDEMONIUM, she lets us into her world --- and theirs. Birds fall in love, mourn, rejoice and sacrifice; they have a sense of humor, invent, plot and cope. They can teach us volumes about the interrelationships of humans and animals.
Algonquin Books * 9781616201364

THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue (Literary Horror)
Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, 10-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, he spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. While those around him are haunted by what they think they see, only Jack Peter knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all.
Picador * 9781250057150

BROOD by Chase Novak (Gothic Horror)
Adam and Alice are reaching the age when some of the children created by the fertility treatment that spawned them begin to turn feral. Will they succumb to the same physiological horror that destroyed their parents? Their aunt, Cynthia, struggles to give her niece and nephew the love they never had. Meanwhile, the forces of good and evil collide as a troop of feral offspring threatens to invade the refuge Cynthia is so determined to construct.
Mulholland Books * 9780316228008

DARK SPIES: A Spycatcher Novel by Matthew Dunn (Thriller/Adventure)
When intelligence operative Will Cochrane encounters a Russian spymaster --- codenamed Antaeus --- who everyone believes is dead, he is thrust into a deadly game set in motion by powerful players deep inside the U.S. intelligence community. As Antaeus and his men attempt to execute the CIA’s best agents, Will decides to take his own shot at the spymaster, knowing it will make him a marked man.
William Morrow * 9780062309464

DEADLINE: A Virgil Flowers Novel by John Sandford (Thriller)
In Southeast Minnesota, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor. Meanwhile, not far away, Virgil Flowers gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found --- and the victim is a local reporter.
Putnam Adult * 9780399162374

DEEP DOWN DARK: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar (Biography)
When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped 33 miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking 69 days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga of the miners' experiences below the Earth's surface --- and the lives that led them there --- has never been heard until now.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374280604

DICK FRANCIS'S DAMAGE by Felix Francis (Thriller)
When undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place --- the administration of illegal drugs to his horses? In order to limit the damage to the sport, it’s critical that Jeff find the perpetrator. But he’ll soon learn he’s up against someone who will stop at nothing to prevail.
Putnam Adult * 9780399168222

THE EMPIRE OF NIGHT: A Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller by Robert Olen Butler (Historical Thriller)
In the latest installment of the Christopher Marlowe Cobb series, it is 1915, and Kit is now a full-blown spy in England, working undercover in a castle owned by a suspected British government mole, Sir Stockman. His mother, world-famous actress Isabel Cobb, is attempting to seduce Stockman as a spy, but finds herself falling in love with him. As Kit follows his mother and Stockman to Berlin, he must stay undercover under the very nose of the Kaiser.
Mysterious Press * 9780802123237

THE FALL: A Father's Memoir in 424 Steps by Diogo Mainardi (Memoir)
THE FALL’s 424 short passages match the number of steps taken by Diogo Mainardi's son Tito as he walks, with great difficulty, alongside his father through the streets of Venice, the city where a medical mishap during Tito's birth left him with cerebral palsy. As they make their way toward the hospital where both their lives changed forever, Mainardi begins to draw on his knowledge of art and history, seeking to better explain a tragedy that was entirely avoidable.
Other Press * 9781590517000

FULL MEASURE by T. Jefferson Parker (Fiction)
Patrick Norris has seen the worst that Afghanistan has to offer. He returns home exhilarated by his new freedom, but is shocked to learn that his parents are facing ruin. Ted Norris worships his brother and yearns for his approval. His urgent quest to prove himself threatens to put those he loves in peril. When Ted’s plan for redemption goes terribly wrong, he tries to disappear. Desperate to find his brother and salvage what remains of his family, Patrick must make an agonizing choice.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250052001

GHOST WANTED: A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel by Carolyn Hart (Mystery)
The ghost of elegant Lorraine Marlow haunts Adelaide’s college library. Known as the Lady of the Roses, she plays matchmaker, using the fragrant flowers to pair up students. But someone’s making mischief after hours, leaving roses strewn about the library, destroying a gargoyle and stealing a valuable book. Concerned with Lorraine’s reputation among the living, Bailey Ruth’s supervisor, Wiggins, dispatches the ghostly gumshoe to investigate.
Berkley Hardcover * 9780425266151

THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Ruth Rendell (Psychological Thriller)
In the waning months of World War II, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighborhood. The subterranean space becomes their “secret garden,” where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands. The friends come together once again to recall their days in the tunnel for the detective investigating the case. Is the truth buried among these aging friends and their memories?
Scribner * 9781476784328

I STAND CORRECTED: How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson by Eden Collinsworth (Memoir/Cultural Studies)
In I STAND CORRECTED, Eden Collinsworth tells the entertaining and insightful story of the year she spent living among the Chinese while writing a book featuring advice on such topics as the non-negotiable issue of personal hygiene, the rules of the handshake, and making sense of foreigners. Scrutinizing the kind of etiquette that has guided her own business career, Collinsworth creates a counterpart that explains Chinese practices and reveals much about our own Western culture.
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday * 9780385538695

THE INNOVATORS: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson (History/Technology)
What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In THE INNOVATORS, Walter Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Alan Turing, John von Neumann, Doug Engelbart, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs and Larry Page.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476708690

LILA by Marilynne Robinson (Fiction)
Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church --- the only available shelter from the rain --- and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the days of suffering that preceded her newfound security. In LILA, Marilynne Robinson revisits the beloved characters and setting of her Pulitzer Prize–winning GILEAD and HOME, a National Book Award finalist.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374187613

MALICE by Keigo Higashino (Mystery)
Bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he’s planning to relocate to Vancouver. His body is discovered by his wife and his best friend, both of whom seem to have rock solid alibis. But the question before Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga isn't necessarily who or how, but why. In MALICE, the detective and the killer battle over the truth of the past and how events that led to the murder really unfolded.
Minotaur Books * 9781250035608

MR. MIRACLE: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber (Romance)
Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help 24-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track and help her find love. Posing as a teacher at a local college, Harry is up to the task, but not even he can predict the surprises that lay in store when Addie and her polar-opposite next-door neighbor, Erich, are forced to spend Christmas together. However, Addie and Erich soon find they have more in common than they thought --- and that two people who seem so wrong for each other may actually be just right.
Ballantine Books * 9780553391152

THE MURDER MAN by Tony Parsons (Mystery)
Someone has been violently killing members of London society. The killer is strong enough and smart enough to kill with a single knife stroke, and bold enough to kill in public. When Detective Max Wolfe realizes that the victims may have all crossed paths decades ago at their exclusive private school, the case changes. Suddenly, the murders look less random and more personal, and Max finds the killer's reach getting closer to everything --- and everyone --- he loves.
Minotaur Books * 9781250052322

NIGHT BLINDNESS by Susan Strecker (Fiction)
A future as bright as the stars above the Connecticut shore lay before Jensen Reilly and her high school sweetheart, Ryder, until the terrible events of an October night left Jensen running from her family and her first love. When Jensen’s father is diagnosed with a brain tumor, she returns to her childhood home for the first time in 13 years. Torn between her life in Santa Fe and the realization that it is time to face her past, Jensen must make a terrifying decision that threatens to change her life forever.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250042835

NORA WEBSTER by Colm Tóibín (Fiction)
Widowed at 40, with four children and not enough money, Nora Webster has lost the love of her life, Maurice. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, she finds solace, engagement, a haven --- herself.
Scribner * 9781439138335

NOT MY FATHER'S SON: A Memoir by Alan Cumming (Memoir)
Acclaimed stage, television and film actor Alan Cumming shares the story of his complicated relationship with his emotionally and physically abusive father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career. He integrates stories from his childhood with those detailing his experiences as a successful actor today in a memoir that is suspenseful, deeply moving and wickedly funny.
It Books * 9780062225061

PARIS MATCH: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods (Thriller)
Stone Barrington has returned to Paris to attend to some business concerns, and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he might have a powerful local resource on his side: a gentleman with his own ax to grind against Stone. In the US, the swirling rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance. Though Stone is no stranger to peril, never before has he faced threats from so many directions at once.
Putnam Adult * 9780399169120

THE POWER OF BEING THANKFUL: 365 Devotions for Discovering the Strength of Gratitude by Joyce Meyer
In this 365-day devotional, New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer offers an inspiring message that will spark an attitude of gratitude in our hearts. Through uplifting Scripture, she illustrates God's never-ending love, inexhaustible grace, and always-accessible presence in our lives. As we develop a renewed outlook, we will better recognize and be further blessed by God's abundant goodness.
FaithWords * 9781455517336

RED NILE: A Biography of the World's Greatest River by Robert Twigger (Biography/History)
From religion, to language, to the stories rooted in our faith and history books, the Nile River has proven to be a constant fixture in mankind’s tales. RED NILE navigates a meandering course through the history of the world’s greatest river, exploring this unique breeding ground for creativity, power clashes and constant change. Robert Twigger connects the comprehensive history of the Nile with his personal experience of living in Egypt while researching the Nile’s historical origins.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250052339

REUNION by Hannah Pittard (Fiction)
Five minutes before her flight is set to take off, Kate Pulaski, failed screenwriter and newly failed wife, learns that her estranged father killed himself. More shocked than saddened by the news, she reluctantly gives in to her older siblings' request that she join them --- and her many half-siblings, and most of her father's five former wives --- for a final farewell. As Kate battles with family secrets and lies, she discovers that she has more in common with her late father than she ever had expected.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455553617

RUN by Andrew Grant (Thriller)
Marc Bowman, a highly successful computer consultant and software designer, walks into his job at a major tech company one morning only to find himself fired on the spot, stonewalled by his boss and ushered out of the building. Then an explosive argument drives his wife away, and a robbery threatens to yank a million-dollar idea --- and his whole future --- out from under him. Before the week is over, Marc will be stalked, ambushed, wiretapped, arrested, duped, double- and triple-crossed --- until he can’t tell enemies from allies.
Ballantine Books * 9780345540720

SAVING SIMON: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion by Jon Katz (Memoir)
When Jon Katz got a call from an animal control officer about Simon, a neglected donkey who had been found on a failing farm, he wasn't expecting to take him in. But when he made the trek out to meet Simon, he couldn't help falling in love with the skinny, mangy donkey, and ended up taking him into his home. Simon listened in the fields as Jon read and discussed philosophy, forcing Jon to confront the most difficult parts of life and bringing him to a new understanding about mercy and compassion.
Ballantine Books * 9780345531193

When a mysterious and beautiful stranger enters their lives, Tracy Whitney and her partner's once unbreakable partnership is suddenly blown wide open. Jeff Stevens wakes one morning to find Tracy gone, vanished without a trace. For more than a decade, a broken Jeff struggles to carry on knowing Tracy is out there somewhere. But the rest of the world believes she is dead…until a series of murders leads a tenacious French detective to her doorstep.
William Morrow * 9780062304025

THE SILENT SISTER by Diane Chamberlain (Fiction)
Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister, Lisa, committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over 20 years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina, cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now?
St. Martin's Press * 9781250010711

SLEEP IN PEACE TONIGHT by James MacManus (Historical Fiction)
It’s January 1941, and the Blitz is devastating England. Though the U.S. maintains its isolationist position, Churchill knows that England is finished without the aid of its powerful ally. Harry Hopkins, FDR’s most trusted advisor, is sent to London as his emissary. As Hopkins grapples with his mission and personal loyalties, he also revels in secret clubs with newsman Edward R. Murrow and has an affair with his younger driver. However, Hopkins doesn’t know that his driver is a member of a secret British spy agency.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250051974

SOME LUCK by Jane Smiley (Historical Fiction)
On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different children. Each chapter in SOME LUCK covers a single year, beginning in 1920 and going up through the early 1950s. As the Langdons branch out from Iowa to both coasts of America, the personal and the historical merge seamlessly.
Knopf * 9780307700315

SPARK by John Twelve Hawks (Thriller)
Jacob Underwood is a hired assassin. Suffering from a condition that causes people to believe they are dead, Jacob perceives himself as nothing but a Shell with no emotion and no sense of right or wrong. Jacob's handler assigns him the task of tracking down an associate who has disappeared and neutralizing her. But as his new assignment draws him inside a labyrinthine network of dark dealings, Jacob finds himself up against something he is completely incapable of understanding.
Doubleday * 9780385538671

TRUTH BE TOLD by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Thriller)
In digging up the facts on a heartbreaking story about a middle-class family evicted from their suburban home, reporter Jane Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret. Meanwhile, Boston police detective Jake Brogan has a liar on his hands. A man has just confessed to the famous 20-year-old Lilac Sunday killing, and while Jake’s colleagues take him at his word, Jake is not so sure.
Forge Books * 9780765374936

A VISION OF FIRE: Book One of the EarthEnd Saga by Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin (Science Fiction/Thriller)
Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her son, and a lackluster dating life. Her world is suddenly upturned when Maanik, the daughter of India’s ambassador to the United Nations, starts speaking in tongues and having violent visions. Caitlin is sure that her fits have something to do with the recent assassination attempt on her father, but when teenagers around the world start having similar outbursts, Caitlin begins to think that there’s a more sinister force at work.
Simon & Schuster/Simon451 * 9781476776521

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ABOVE by Isla Morley (Dystopian/Psychological Thriller)
Blythe Hallowell is 16 when she is abducted and locked away in a missile silo a few miles from her home and family. Wanting nothing more than to escape, Blythe will spend the next 17 years below looking for a way above and imagining what it will be like to go home again. When she finally does get above, the world she left is not the one in which she reemerges.
Gallery Books * 9781476735634

BELLE CORA by Phillip Margulies (Historical Fiction)
BELLE CORA is the story of a good girl who became a bad woman. At the old homestead, her name is never spoken and her picture is turned to the wall, but in the vast world beyond, everyone remembers her as the celebrated madam of the finest parlor house in San Francisco. Now, at the end of her life, after half a century of successfully hiding the details of her scarlet past, Belle has decided to reveal all her secrets.
Anchor * 9780307476036

BLOWBACK: A Vanessa Pierson Novel by Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett (Thriller)
Undercover CIA agent Vanessa Pierson tries to pinpoint just who is building a nuclear weapon in Iran --- and how this shadowy figure has discovered the identities of several of her sources and had them assassinated. She’s getting closer, putting her cover and her career --- not to mention her life --- at risk.
Signet Select * 9780451416810

THE BONES OF PARIS: A Stuyvesant & Grey Novel by Laurie R. King (Historical Mystery)
Summer, 1929. Global financial ruin may be on the horizon, but in Paris, decadence is synonymous with freedom. The American expat community of artists, musicians and writers is joined by Harris Stuyvesant, private inquiry agent and former officer with the American Bureau of Investigation. Stuyvesant is investigating a missing American girl, whose disappearance may be one of many, and possibly linked to a series of murders.
Bantam * 9780345531780

BRAVE MOM: Facing and Overcoming Your Real Mom Fears by Sherry Surratt (Parenting)
Paperback Original
In BRAVE MOM, Sherry Surratt, president and CEO of MOPS International, shares honestly and openly about the fears every mom struggles with. From worry about your child’s safety and health to wondering if you are a good parent, to fears about your marriage and loss of self-identity, Sherry comes alongside every mom with practical, real and hopeful help for these common fears that we’re all afraid to talk about.
Zondervan * 9780310340379

THE BRICKMAKER'S BRIDE: Refined by Love, Book 1 by Judith Miller (Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
When Ewan McKay travels with his aunt and uncle from northern Scotland to West Virginia, he has plans to trade his skills in the clay business for financial assistance from his uncle Hugh. He begins by working with a brickmaking operation recently purchased by Hugh from a Civil War widow and her daughter, Laura. But when Hugh signs a bad business deal, it is up to Ewan, with help from Laura, to save the brickworks...and maybe win Laura's heart in the process.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764212550

THE BROTHERS: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer (History/Biography)
During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers --- secretary of state John Foster Dulles and CIA director Allen Dulles --- led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. In this book, Stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history and explores how the story and self-view of the Dulles brothers parallels that of the United States and its place in the world.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250053121

THE BURGLARY: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI by Betty Medsger (History)
THE BURGLARY is the never-before-told full story of the 1971 history-changing break-in of the FBI offices in Media, Pennsylvania, by a group of unlikely activists --- quiet, ordinary, hardworking Americans --- that made clear the shocking truth and confirmed what some had long suspected: that J. Edgar Hoover had created and was operating his own shadow Bureau of Investigation.
Vintage * 9780804173667

CITADEL by Kate Mosse (Historical Thriller)
While war creeps through France in 1942, the women of a small French city take matters into their own hands. The group, calling themselves Citadel, sabotages German forces, smuggles in goods, and helps refugees whenever possible. They are also involved in another dark endeavor --- finding an ancient Codex that can possibly resurrect an army of spirits that will protect them and drive out their enemies.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062281272

COMMAND AUTHORITY: A Jack Ryan Novel by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney (Thriller/Adventure)
There’s a new strong man in Russia, but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source: President Jack Ryan. COMMAND AUTHORITY is the final published book by Tom Clancy, who passed away in October 2013 at the age of 66.
Berkley * 9780425275139

DECEIVED: A Private Justice Novel by Irene Hannon (Romantic Suspense)
Paperback Original
For three years, Kate Marshall has been mourning the loss of her husband and four-year-old son in a boating accident. But when she spots a familiar-looking child on a mall escalator, she's convinced it's her son. With police skeptical of her story, she turns to private investigator Connor Sullivan for help. As the former Secret Service agent digs into the case, the boating "accident" begins to look increasingly suspicious. But if Kate's son is alive, someone is intent on keeping him hidden --- and may go to lethal lengths to protect a sinister secret.
Revell * 9780800721251

DEPT. OF SPECULATION by Jenny Offill (Fiction)
Jenny Offill’s heroine, referred to as simply “the wife,” once exchanged love letters with her husband postmarked Dept. of Speculation. As they confront an array of common catastrophes, the wife analyzes her predicament, invoking everything from Keats and Kafka to the lessons of doomed Russian cosmonauts. She muses on the consuming, capacious experience of maternal love, and the near total destruction of the self that ensues from it.
Vintage * 9780345806871

GHOST GONE WILD: A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel by Carolyn Hart (Mystery)
Good-hearted ghost Bailey Ruth Raeburn is sent to a frame house where a young man is playing the drums. When a window cracks and a rifle barrel is thrust inside, only Bailey Ruth’s hasty intervention saves Nick Magruder from taking a bullet. When she materializes to reassure him, she finds she can’t go back to vanishing. It turns out she’s been tricked by Nick’s late aunt to come to the young man’s rescue.
Berkley * 9780425260760

HITLER'S FURIES: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields by Wendy Lower (History)
Wendy Lower’s stunning account of the role of German women on the World War II Nazi eastern front powerfully revises history, proving that we have ignored the reality of women’s participation in the Holocaust, including as brutal killers. HITLER'S FURIES builds a fascinating picture of a morally “lost generation” of young women, born into a defeated, tumultuous post --- a twisted political awakening that turned to genocide.
Mariner Books * 9780544334496

JOHNNY CARSON by Henry Bushkin (Biography)
In the '70s and '80s, “The Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson was the country's highest-paid entertainer and its most enigmatic. He was notoriously inscrutable, as mercurial (and sometimes cruel) off-camera as he was charming and hilarious onstage. During the apex of his reign, Carson's longtime lawyer and best friend was Henry Bushkin, who now shows us Johnny Carson with a breathtaking clarity and depth that nobody else could.
Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books * 9780544334489

KEEPERS OF THE COVENANT: The Restoration Chronicles, Book Two by Lynn Austin (Historical Fiction)
Paperback Original
In one life-changing moment, the lives of the exiles in Babylon are thrown into despair when a decree from the king's palace calls for the annihilation of every Jewish man, woman and child throughout the empire in less than one year. Ezra, a quiet but brilliant scholar, soon finds himself called upon to become the leader of his people. Forced to rally an army when all his training has been in the Torah, he struggles to bring hope in a time of utter despair, when dreams of the future seem impossible.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764208997

THE LAST DEAD GIRL by Harry Dolan (Mystery/Thriller)
A chance encounter on a lonely road draws David into a romance with the enigmatic Jana Fletcher, a beautiful young law student. David would like to know her secrets, but he lets them lie --- until it’s too late. When Jana is brutally murdered, the police consider David a prime suspect. But as he sets out to uncover the truth about Jana, he begins to realize he’s treading a very dangerous path --- and that her killer is watching every move he makes.
Berkley Trade * 9780425273821

LITTLE FAILURE: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart (Memoir)
After three acclaimed novels, Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty and deeply poignant account of his life so far. Swinging between a Soviet home life and American aspirations, Shteyngart found himself living in two contradictory worlds, all the while wishing that he could find a real home in one. And somebody to love him. And somebody to lend him 69 cents for a McDonald’s hamburger.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812982497

THE LUMINARIES by Eleanor Catton (Historical Mystery)
From the author of THE REHEARSAL comes a bold neo-Victorian murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand, in which three unsolved crimes link the fates and fortunes of 12 men. Winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize, THE LUMINARIES is the longest novel in history to win the prize, and Eleanor Catton is the youngest fiction writer to receive this great honor.
Back Bay Books * 9780316074292

MORTAL BONDS: A Jason Stafford Novel by Michael Sears (Thriller)
William von Becker ran one of the largest privately held investment banks in North America, until the whole edifice was demonstrated to be a fraud. After von Becker dies in prison, financial investigator Jason Stafford is hired by his family to find the missing money before the Feds do --- and certain other parties, some of whom are nowhere near as scrupulous in their methods.
Berkley * 9780425270905

NECESSARY LIES by Diane Chamberlain (Historical Fiction)
Set in rural Grace County, North Carolina, in a time of state-mandated sterilizations and racial tension, NECESSARY LIES tells the story of two young women, seemingly worlds apart, but both haunted by tragedy. A social worker and a 15-year-old are thrown together and must ask themselves: how can you know what you believe is right, when everyone is telling you it’s wrong?
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250054517

NINE INCHES: Stories by Tom Perrotta (Fiction/Short Stories)
NINE INCHES, Tom Perrotta’s first true collection, features 10 stories --- some sharp and funny, some mordant and surprising, and a few intense and disturbing. Whether he’s dropping into the lives of two teachers --- and their love lost and found --- in “Nine Inches,” or documenting the unraveling of a dad at a Little League game in “The Smile on Happy Chang’s Face,” Perrotta writes with a sure sense of his characters and their secret longings.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250054975

ORR: My Story by Bobby Orr (Memoir)
Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey. But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. Orr is speaking out now because “I am a parent and a grandparent and I believe that I have lessons worth passing on.” ORR: MY STORY is more than a book about hockey --- it is about the making of a man.
Berkley Trade * 9780425277027

A PROMISE TO PROTECT: Logan Point Series, Book 2 by Patricia Bradley (Romantic Suspense)
Paperback Original
Acting Sheriff Ben Logan hasn't heard from Leigh Somerall in a very long time, but it doesn't mean he can get her --- or their whirlwind romance of 10 years ago --- out of his head. When she calls out of the blue, it is with a strange request to protect her brother, Tony. But all too soon, Ben is charged with a different task --- protecting Leigh from the people after her brother. With Leigh doing everything in her power to avoid Ben, it's no easy task. And the secret she is keeping just may change their lives forever.
Revell * 9780800722814

RASPUTIN’S SHADOW by Raymond Khoury (Historical Thriller)
FBI Agent Sean Reilly finds himself teamed with Russian Federal Security Service agent Larisa Tchoumitcheva to discover why a Russian embassy attaché has apparently committed suicide and a retired Russian physics professor living in Queens has vanished, all of which leads to a small device that could change the world in a deadly way.
Signet * 9780451468178

SNAPSHOT by Lis Wiehl
When a photograph surfaces showing a blond, four-year-old Lisa playing with an African-American girl at a civil rights march in Fort Worth, Lisa is faced with a jarring revelation: the girls may have been the only witnesses who observed the real killer of civil rights leader Benjamin Gray…and therefore the only ones who can exonerate the death row inmate falsely accused of the murder.
Thomas Nelson * 9781401689544

SOMEONE by Alice McDermott (Fiction)
We first glimpse Marie Commeford as a child: a girl in thick glasses observing her pre-Depression world from a Brooklyn stoop. Through her first heartbreak and eventual marriage; her delicate brother’s brief stint as a Catholic priest and his emotional breakdown; her career as a funeral director’s “consoling angel”; the deaths of her parents and the births of her children --- we follow Marie through the changing world of the 20th century and her Irish-American enclave.
Picador * 9781250055361

STANDUP GUY: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods (Thriller)
A polite, well-deported gentleman comes to Stone Barrington seeking legal expertise on an unusual --- and potentially lucrative --- dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it’s soon clear Stone hasn’t seen the end of the case. Several people are keenly interested in this gentleman’s activities and how they may relate to a long-ago crime. Some of them will stop at nothing to find the information they desire.
Signet * 9780451466877

THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE takes us into the very real world of Ann Patchett’s life. Stretching from her childhood to the present day, from a disastrous early marriage to a later happy one, it covers a multitude of topics, including relationships with family and friends, and charts the hard work and joy of writing, and the unexpected thrill of opening a bookstore.
Harper Perennial * 9780062236685

TIP AND THE GIPPER: When Politics Worked by Chris Matthews (History/Politics)
Chris Matthews was a top aide to Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill, who waged a principled war of political ideals with President Reagan from 1980 to 1986. Together, the two men forged compromises that shaped America’s future and became one of history’s most celebrated political pairings --- the epitome of how ideological opposites can get things done.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451696004

THE WAY OF ALL FISH by Martha Grimes (Fiction/Humor)
In Martha Grimes's sequel to FOUL MATTER, hitmen Candy and Karl once again venture into the murky Manhattan publishing scene. This time they come to the aid of a writer who is being sued by her unscrupulous literary agent, a man determined to get a 15 percent commission for a book he didn’t sell. The contract killers join forces with a publishing mogul and a mega-bestselling writer to rid the mean streets of the agent, not by shooting him, but by driving him crazy.
Scribner * 9781476723976

YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Paperback Original
Having a baby isn’t even on 35-year-old Miranda's radar --- until the day she discovers an abandoned newborn on the platform of a subway station and rushes her to the closest police station. A family court judge asks whether she’d like to be the baby’s foster parent or perhaps even adopt her. To her own surprise, Miranda jumps at the chance. But nothing could have prepared her for the ecstasy of new-mother love --- or the heartbreak she faces when the baby’s father surfaces.
NAL Trade * 9780451469830

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