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October 7, 2014

October 7, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of October 6th and October 13th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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

On Sale the Week of October 6th in Paperback

October 7th

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 (Fiction)
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

On Sale the Week of October 13th in Hardcover

October 14th

THE CHRISTMAS LIGHT by Donna VanLiere (Fiction)
In the small town of Grandon, five very different people discover the true meaning of Christmas. Jennifer and Ryan are both single parents, struggling with their own losses and heartache. Sixteen-year-old Kaylee is faced with a life-changing situation that has affected her whole family. Stephen and Lily are happily married and ready to start a family. When they are brought together for a rather unconventional church Nativity, they will learn that with strength, courage and love, there is always hope.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250010650

THE COUNTERFEIT HEIRESS: A Lady Emily Mystery by Tasha Alexander (Historical Mystery)
Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests of a grand masquerade ball, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveler Estella Lamar. Each small discovery, however, leads to more questions. Was the intended victim Miss Lamar or the imposter? And who would want either of them dead? Emily and Colin’s investigation takes them from London to Paris, where, along with their friend Cécile, they must scour the darkest corners of the city in search of the truth.
Minotaur Books * 9781250024695

The legendary creator of iconic television programs such as “All in the Family” and "The Jeffersons," Norman Lear remade our television culture --- while leading a life of unparalleled political, civic and social involvement. EVEN THIS I GET TO EXPERIENCE is a memoir as touching and remarkable as the life he has led. Married three times and the father of six children ranging from 19 to 68, Lear’s penetrating look at family life, parenthood and marriage is a volume in itself.
The Penguin Press * 9781594205729

I ONLY KNOW WHO I AM WHEN I AM SOMEBODY ELSE: My Life on the Street, On the Stage, and in the Movies by Danny Aiello (Memoir)
Danny Aiello had numerous run-ins with the law growing up, and was temporarily committed to a psychiatric ward for a nervous disorder. Fate ultimately intervened when the owner of a famous New York comedy club, The Improv, offered Danny a job as a bouncer. From there, he launched his acting career. Here, for the first time in print, he shares what it’s felt like to be an outsider in the acting community --- the good, the bad and the downright ugly.
Gallery Books * 9781476751900

J: A Novel by Howard Jacobson (Fiction)
When Ailinn Solomons arrives in his village by a sea that laps no other shore, Kevern Cohen is instantly drawn to her. Although mistrustful by nature, the two become linked as if they were meant for each other. Together, they form a refuge from the commonplace brutality that is the legacy of a historic catastrophe shrouded in suspicion, denial and apology, simply referred to as WHAT HAPPENED, IF IT HAPPENED.
Hogarth * 9780553419559

LEAVING TIME by Jodi Picoult (Fiction)
For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest: Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons, and Virgil Stanhope, a private detective who originally had investigated Alice’s case. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers.
Ballantine Books * 9780345544926

THE LODGER by Louisa Treger (Historical Fiction)
Dorothy Richardson is existing just above the poverty line when she is invited to spend the weekend with a childhood friend. Jane has recently married a writer who is hovering on the brink of fame. His name is H.G. Wells, or Bertie, as they call him. Not wanting to betray Jane, yet unable to draw back, Dorothy free-falls into an affair with Bertie. Then a new boarder arrives at the house --- beautiful Veronica Leslie-Jones --- and Dorothy finds herself caught between Veronica and Bertie.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250051936

MR. HOCKEY: My Story by Gordie Howe (Autobiography)
Over an incredible six decades, Hall of Famer Gordie Howe had so many accomplishments that he set the record for the most records by any athlete ever in any sport. But Howe did not inspire generations of hockey players simply by rewriting the record books. When people talk about him, it’s the man they revere even more than the player. There has never been a comprehensive account of Howe’s life from the man himself. Now is the time.
Putnam Adult * 9780399172915

MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver (Mystery)
Amory Ames is a wealthy young woman who questions her marriage to her notoriously charming playboy husband, Milo. Looking for a change, she accepts a request for help from her former fiancé, Gil Trent, not knowing that she’ll soon become embroiled in a murder investigation that not only will test her friendship with Gil, but will upset the status quo with her husband.
Minotaur Books * 9781250046369

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris (Autobiography/Humor)
In this revolutionary, Joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative, Neil Patrick Harris lets you, the reader, live his life. And at each critical juncture of your life, you will choose how to proceed. You will decide whether to try out for “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and whether to spend years struggling with your sexuality. Choose correctly and you’ll find fame, fortune and true love. Choose incorrectly and you’ll find misery, heartbreak and a hideous death by piranhas.
Crown Archetype * 9780385346993

OF BONE AND THUNDER by Chris Evans (Fantasy)
Channeling the turbulent period of the Vietnam War and its ruthless pitting of ideologies, cultures, generations and races against each other, military historian and acclaimed fantasy writer Chris Evans takes a daring new approach to the traditional world of sword and sorcery by thrusting it into a maelstrom of racial animus, drug use, rebellion, and a growing war that seems at once unwinnable and with no end in sight. Right and wrong, country and honor, freedom and sacrifice are all put to the ultimate test in the heart of a dark, bloody, otherworldly jungle.
Gallery Books * 9781451679311

A QUILT FOR CHRISTMAS by Sandra Dallas (Historical Fiction)
It is 1864, and Eliza Spooner's husband Will has joined the Kansas volunteers to fight the Confederates. When the unthinkable happens, she takes in a woman and child who have been left alone and made vulnerable by the war, and she finds solace and camaraderie amongst the women of her quilting group. When she is asked to help hide an escaped slave, she must decide for herself what is right, and who she can count on to help her.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250045942

THE REMEDY FOR LOVE by Bill Roorbach (Romantic Thriller)
Danielle doesn’t really have a home. She’s squatting in a cabin deep in the woods, with no electricity or heat --- nothing but the nearby river to sustain her. She’ll need food, water and firewood --- and that’s just to get her through the storm. Eric gets her set up and departs with relief, but his car has been towed with his phone inside. There’s no choice but to return to the cabin. Danielle is terrified, then merely hostile. Who is this guy with this big idea that it’s she who needs rescuing?
Algonquin Books * 9781616203313

RUTH'S JOURNEY: The Authorized Novel of Mammy from Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind by Donald McCaig (Historical Fiction)
On the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue, an island consumed by the flames of revolution, a senseless attack leaves only one survivor --- an infant girl. What follows is the sweeping tale of Ruth’s life as shaped by her strong-willed mistress and other larger-than-life personalities she encounters in the South. Here is a remarkable story of fortitude, heartbreak and indomitable will --- and a tale that will forever illuminate your reading of GONE WITH THE WIND.
Atria Books * 9781451643534

THE SCENT OF DEATH by Andrew Taylor (Historical Thriller)
Edward Savill, a London clerk from the American Department, is assigned to New York to investigate the claims of dispossessed loyalists caught on the wrong side of the American War of Independence. The discovery of a body in the notorious slums of Canvas Town thrusts Savill into a murder inquiry. But in the escalating violence of a desperate city, why does one death matter? Because the secret this killing hides could be the key to power for whoever uncovers it.
HarperCollins * 9780007213511

WINTER STREET by Elin Hilderbrand (Fiction)
Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket's Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four. Patrick, the eldest, is a hedge fund manager with a guilty conscience. Kevin, a bartender, is secretly sleeping with a housekeeper named Isabelle. Ava, a school teacher, is finally dating the perfect guy but can't get him to commit. And Bart, the only child of Kelley's second marriage to Mitzi, has recently shocked everyone by joining the Marines. As Christmas approaches, Kelley is looking forward to getting the family together for some quality time. But when he walks in on Mitzi kissing Santa Claus, utter chaos descends.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316376112

October 15th

THE ART OF THE ENGLISH MURDER: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock by Lucy Worsley (True Crime/History)
Murder --- a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange, very English obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves? From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to the cosy crimes of the Golden Age, renowned historian Lucy Worsley explores the evolution of the traditional English murder --- and reveals why we are so fascinated by this sinister subject.
Pegasus * 9781605986340

THE BOY WHO KILLED DEMONS by Dave Zeltserman (Horror)
The setting is quiet Newton, Massachusetts, where nothing ever happens. Nothing, that is, until two months after Henry Dudlow’s 13th birthday, when his neighbor, Mr. Hanley, suddenly starts to look…different. While everyone else sees a balding man with a beer belly, Henry suddenly sees a nasty, bilious, rage-filled demon. Once Henry catches on to the real Mr. Hanley, he starts seeing demons all around him, and his boring, adolescent life is transformed.
Overlook Hardcover * 9781468309607

October 16th

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen by Charlie Lovett (Literary Mystery)
Book lover and Jane Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when she is drawn into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE --- and ultimately threaten Sophie’s life. This dual narrative alternates between Sophie’s quest to uncover the truth and a young Jane Austen’s touching friendship with the aging cleric Richard Mansfield.
Viking Adult * 9780525427247
On Sale the Week of October 13th in Paperback

October 14th

BURN: Book 3 of the Pure Trilogy by Julianna Baggott (Post-Apocalyptic Horror)
Inside the Dome, Partridge has taken his father's place as leader of the Pures. His intent had been to bring down the Dome from the inside with the help of the secret resistance force led by Partridge's former teacher, Glassings. But from his new position of power, things don't seem quite as clear. Outside the Dome, Pressia and Bradwell continue piecing together the clues left to them by their parents from the time before the detonations. Can they still trust their friend and ally, Partridge, to see their plan through? Or will a new war begin?
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455503018

THE DELIVERANCE OF EVIL by Roberto Costantini (Psychological Thriller)
Winner of the Scerbanenco Prize for the best Italian crime thriller, Roberto Costantini's THE DELIVERANCE OF EVIL is a psychological thriller about an edgy policeman’s personal evolution --- or devolution --- as seen through the lens of a devilish case that consumed him early in his career and continues to haunt him 24 years later.
Quercus * 9781623658946

EVIL EYE: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong by Joyce Carol Oates (Suspense/Short Stories)
Joyce Carol Oates offers four chilling tales of love gone horribly wrong, showing the lengths people will go to find love, keep it and sometimes end it. In the title story, we meet Mariana, the young fourth wife of a prominent intellectual. When her husband's brazen first wife visits one night, Mariana learns a terrible secret that threatens her marriage and sanity.
Mysterious Press * 9780802122889

THE FIRELIGHT GIRLS by Kaya McLaren (Fiction)
Paperback Original
THE FIRELIGHT GIRLS is a story of three generations of women and men whose lives are pieced back together when they return to the place that made them who they are: a summer camp on Lake Wenatchee in Washington State. When they learn that the camp’s future is in jeopardy, Ethel and Ruby send out the alarm, reuniting campers and staff to save the place that was so instrumental in all of their lives.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250019776

HAND IN HAND: The Beauty of God's Sovereignty and Meaningful Human Choice by Randy Alcorn (Christian Life/Spiritual Growth)
Paperback Original
Is it possible to reconcile God’s sovereignty with human choice? This is one of the most perplexing theological questions. It’s also one of the most personal. In HAND IN HAND, Randy Alcorn says that the traditional approach to this debate has often diminished our trust in God and His purposes. Instead of making a one-sided argument from select verses, Alcorn examines the question in light of all Scripture.
Multnomah Books * 9781601426260

THE HUNTER AND OTHER STORIES written by Dashiell Hammett, edited by Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivett (Crime Fiction/Short Stories)
THE HUNTER AND OTHER STORIES includes new Dashiell Hammett stories gleaned from his personal archives along with screen treatments long buried in film-industry files. The best of Hammett's unfamiliar treasures have been rescued from deep in these archives: screen stories, unpublished and rarely published fiction and intriguing unfinished narratives.
Mysterious Press * 9780802121592

THE KENNEDY HALF-CENTURY: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy by Larry J. Sabato (History/Politics)
John F. Kennedy died almost half a century ago --- yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato explores the fascinating and powerful influence JFK has had over five decades on the media, the general public, and especially on each of his nine presidential successors.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620402825

THE MISSING PLACE by Sophie Littlefield (Suspense)
Paperback Original
The North Dakota oil business is spawning shantytowns full of men hired to work on the rigs. When two young men in their first year on the job disappear, only their mothers believe there’s hope of finding them. Colleen, used to her decorous life in a wealthy suburb, is determined to find her son. And hard-bitten Shay, from the wrong side of the tracks, is on the same mission. These two unlikely partners must work together against the town of strangers if they want any chance of finding their lost boys.
Gallery Books * 9781476757827

A NASTY PIECE OF WORK by Robert Littell (Thriller)
Former CIA agent Lemuel Gunn works as a private investigator from his mobile home. Into his life comes Ornella Neppi, who’s making a hash out of her uncle’s bail bonds business. The source of her troubles, Emilio Gava, was arrested for buying cocaine. He’s jumped bail, and now she’s about to pay the price for it. Curiously, no photographs of Gava seem to exist. Once Gunn begins his search, it becomes unclear whether or not Gava even existed in the first place.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250054630

NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York edited by Sari Botton (Essays)
Paperback Original
NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE is an exuberant celebration of New York, featuring contributions from luminaries such as Elizabeth Gilbert, Susan Orlean, Rosanne Cash, Nick Flynn, Whoopi Goldberg, Phillip Lopate, Owen King, Amy Sohn, Alexander Chee and many others. These essays take place in dive bars and museums, cinemas and old restaurants, horse-drawn carriages and subway cars, capturing the true essence of life in New York.
Touchstone * 9781476784403

ONE IN A MILLION: A Lucky Harbor Novel by Jill Shalvis (Romance)
Paperback Original
As the brains behind the wedding site, Callie sees it all: from the ring to the dress, the the tears. It’s that last part that keeps her single and not looking. Getting left at the altar will do that to a girl. But when Callie returns to her old hometown, she finds that her sweet high school crush, Tanner, a deep-sea diver with a wild, adrenaline-junkie past, is sexier than ever. And he makes it hard to remember why she’s sworn off love.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455529544

ROTH UNBOUND: A Writer and His Books by Claudia Roth Pierpont (Literary Criticism)
Claudia Roth Pierpont, a writer for The New Yorker for more than 20 years, tells an engaging story even as she delves into the many complexities of Philip Roth’s work and the controversies it has raised. This is not a biography --- though it contains many biographical details --- but something more rewarding: an attempt to understand a great writer through his art.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374534936

SINS OF THE FLESH: A Carmine Delmonico Novel by Colleen McCullough (Historical Mystery)
In the sleepy college town of Holloman, Connecticut, in 1969, two anonymous male corpses turn up, emaciated and emasculated. After connecting the victims to four other bodies, Sergeant Delia Carstairs and Lieutenant Abe Goldberg realize that Holloman has a psychopathic killer on the loose. Police Captain Carmine Delmonico’s team begins to circle a trio of eccentrics, who share family ties, painful memories and a dark past.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476735344

STARRY NIGHT: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber (Romance)
When reporter Carrie Slayton has a chance to take her career to a new level by securing an interview with reclusive survivalist author Finn Dalton in the Alaskan wilderness, she jumps at the chance, never dreaming that she may have to choose between a significant career move and a relationship with the love of her life.
Ballantine Books * 9780345528902

THE THICKET by Joe R. Lansdale (Western/Adventure)
When a traveling group of bank-robbing bandits murder Jack's grandfather and kidnap his sister, Jack must grow up fast and enlist a band of heroes the likes of which has never been seen if his sister stands any chance at survival. But the best he can come up with is a charismatic, bounty-hunting dwarf, a grave-digging son of an ex-slave, and a street-smart woman-for-hire who has come into some very intimate knowledge about the bandits (and a few members of Jack's extended family to boot).
Mulholland Books * 9780316188449

WHAT CHANGES EVERYTHING by Masha Hamilton (Fiction)
WHAT CHANGES EVERYTHING is the story of Clarissa, who, in a gamble to save her kidnapped husband’s life, makes the best decisions she can, boldly rejecting the advice of U.S. authorities. It is also the story of Stela, who owns a used bookstore and writes letter after letter in hopes of comprehending the loss of a son on an Afghan battlefield. And it's the stories of Mandy, the mother of a gravely wounded soldier; Danil, an angry street artist; and Todd, a career aid worker who for a moment let down his guard in a Kabul marketplace.
Unbridled Books * 9781609531041

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