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October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of October 13th and October 20th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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

SUPERSTORM: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy by Kathryn Miles
Hurricane Sandy was not just enormous, it was also unprecedented. As a result, the entire nation was left flat-footed. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration couldn’t issue reliable warnings, so the Coast Guard didn’t know what to do. In SUPERSTORM, journalist Kathryn Miles takes readers inside the maelstrom, detailing the stories of dedicated professionals at the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service.
Dutton Adult * 9780525954408
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

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
On Sale the Week of October 20th in Hardcover

October 21st

BEAUTIFUL YOU by Chuck Palahniuk (Fiction)
Penny Harrigan, a low-level associate in a big Manhattan law firm, discovers that she is a test subject for the final development of a line of sex toys to be marketed in a nationwide chain of boutiques called Beautiful You. So potent and effective are these devices that women by the millions line up outside the stores on opening day and then lock themselves in their room with them and stop coming out. C. Linus Maxwell's plan for erotically enabled world domination must be stopped. But how?
Doubleday * 9780385538039

BURNED: A Vanessa Pierson Novel by Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett (Thriller)
Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson has dedicated her career to capturing one man: Bhoot, the world’s most notorious nuclear arms dealer. When she narrowly escapes death during a devastating explosion at the Louvre, Vanessa immediately suspects that Bhoot was the architect of the brazen terrorist attack. But when a previously unknown militant group claims responsibility for the bombing and promises even greater carnage, she is forced to rethink her initial assumptions.
Blue Rider Press * 9780399158216

GRAY MOUNTAIN by John Grisham (Legal Thriller)
Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track --- until the recession hits and she gets downsized. However, she is offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic in Virginia for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she’d get her old job back. Samantha’s new job takes her into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, and within weeks she finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly.
Doubleday * 9780385537148

LAST WINTER WE PARTED by Fuminori Nakamura (Thriller)
A young writer is assigned a difficult task by his editor: he is to write an investigative biography of a death row inmate named Yudai Kiharazaka, a 35-year-old photographer who has been convicted of the murders of two women. Trying to unearth the truth about Kiharazaka forces the writer to grapple with horrifying archival material and to interview dangerous, grotesque people --- not least of all Kiharazaka himself.
Soho Press * 9781616954550

ON HIS OWN TERMS: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller by Richard Norton Smith (Biography)
Fourteen years in the making, Richard Norton Smith’s biography of the original Rockefeller Republican draws on thousands of newly available documents and over 200 interviews, including Nelson Rockefeller’s own unpublished reminiscences. In ON HIS OWN TERMS, Smith re-creates Rockefeller’s improbable rise to the governor’s mansion, his politically disastrous divorce and remarriage, and his often surprising relationships with presidents and political leaders.
Random House * 9780375505805

THE PIERCED HEART by Lynn Shepherd (Mystery)
THE PIERCED HEART finds Detective Charles Maddox traveling to the remote castle of the enigmatic Baron Von Reisenberg, a pioneering scientist with a terrible secret. Meanwhile, London is in the throes of a series of brutal murders, executed by a mysterious killer known only as "The Vampire." What is the connection between the Baron and the murders? And what does the journal of a young theater assistant named Lucy have to do with it all? Maddox must find out.
Delacorte Press * 9780345545435

REBELLION: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution by Peter Ackroyd (History)
The third volume of Peter Ackroyd's The History of England covers the Stuart dynasty, which brought together England and Scotland, during a period marked by civil war and the killing of a king. Ackroyd tells the story of the turbulent 17th century, in which England suffered through three civil wars --- two fought between Parliament and both Charles I and Charles II, and, finally, the "Glorious Rebellion of 1688," which saw Charles II’s brother James deposed and sent into exile.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250003638

THE REPUBLIC OF IMAGINATION: America in Three Books by Azar Nafisi (Memoir/Literary Criticism)
Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her in Seattle, where a skeptical reader told her that Americans don’t care about books the way they did back in Iran, Azar Nafisi energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite American novels, Nafisi invites us to join her as citizens of her “Republic of Imagination,” a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.
Viking Adult * 9780670026067

SAVING BABY: How One Woman's Love for a Racehorse Led Her to Redemption by Lawrence Lindner and Jo Anne Normile (Memoir)
Horseracing had always come across as a glamorous mix of mint juleps and celebrity, set against a backdrop of equine grace and speed. It was a vision that appealed to Jo Anne Normille. But she didn’t know about the indifference and corruption that runs rampant through the world of horse racing --- not until an accident on a poorly maintained track resulted in tragedy for her colt, Baby. As a result, Jo Anne founded the most successful horse rescue in the country, saving more horses than anyone else ever has.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250061195

SHOPAHOLIC TO THE STARS by Sophie Kinsella (Fiction)
Becky Bloomwood and her two-year-old daughter, Minnie, have relocated to L.A. to join Becky’s husband, Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky really hopes to become a personal stylist --- Sage’s personal stylist --- if only Luke would set up an introduction. Then, unexpectedly, she is offered the chance to dress Sage’s archrival, and though things become a bit more complicated, it’s a dream come true. Suddenly Becky has everything she’s ever wanted. Or does she?
The Dial Press * 9780812993868

SOMETIMES THE WOLF by Urban Waite (Thriller)
After struggling with money troubles, Sheriff Patrick Drake ended up convicted of one of the biggest crimes in local history. Now, 12 years later, Patrick is on parole under the watchful eye of his son Bobby, who is a deputy sheriff. No matter how much distance he has tried to put between himself, his father, his grandfather and the past, small town minds can have very long memories. But trouble isn’t done with the Drakes --- and a terrifying threat boils up from Patrick’s old life. And this time, no one will be spared.
William Morrow * 9780062216915

VANISHING GRACE: What Ever Happened to the Good News? by Philip Yancey (Christian Life/Inspirational)
How can Christians offer grace in a way that is compelling to a jaded society? And how can they make a difference in a world that cries out in need? Philip Yancey aims this book at Christian readers, showing them how Christians have lost respect, influence and reputation in a newly post-Christian culture. He explores what may have contributed to hostility toward Evangelicals, especially in their mixing of faith and politics instead of embracing more grace-filled ways of presenting the gospel.
Zondervan * 9780310339328

WAIT FOR SIGNS: Twelve Longmire Stories by Craig Johnson (Mystery/Short Stories)
Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in his award-winning novels and the A&E hit series "Longmire." Each Christmas Eve thereafter, Johnson sent out a new story featuring an episode in Walt’s life that doesn’t appear in the books. WAIT FOR SIGNS collects those beloved stories --- and one entirely new story --- for the very first time in a single volume, regular trade hardcover.
Viking Adult * 9780525427919

WHY SUFFERING?: Finding Meaning and Comfort When Life Doesn't Make Sense by Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale (Theology/Apologetics)
Why would a loving and powerful God allow so much pain and suffering? In WHY SUFFERING?, Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale carefully walk you through a variety of responses that, considered together, provide a clear, comprehensive and convincing answer. Here is a book written with great respect for the complexity of the issue, recognizing that some who read it will be in the trenches of deep suffering themselves and others questioning the very existence of a loving God.
FaithWords * 9781455549702


October 23rd

THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: A Portrait of American Gun Culture by Craig K. Collins (Memoir)
In this beautifully written and powerful memoir, author Craig K. Collins ushers readers down a remarkable path --- one that wends from the American frontier to present-day suburbia. Along the way, he explores the meaning of a history --- of his family’s and his country’s --- that is infused with the culture of the gun. Stops include an Indian massacre at Bad Axe, the siege of Vicksburg, the slaughter of buffalo in Montana, and the discovery of gold in a remote Nevada canyon.
Globe Pequot Press * 9781493003853

On Sale the Week of October 20th in Paperback

October 21st

ANDREW’S BRAIN by E. L. Doctorow (Fiction)
ANDREW’S BRAIN takes us on a radical trip into the mind of a man who, more than once, has been the inadvertent agent of disaster. Speaking from an unknown place and to an unknown interlocutor, Andrew is telling the story of his life, his loves and the tragedies that have led him to this place and point in time. As he peels back the layers of his strange story, we are led to question what we know about truth and memory, brain and mind, personality and fate, about one another and ourselves.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812980981

AT BLUEBONNET LAKE: Texas Crossroads, Book 1 by Amanda Cabot (Romance)
Paperback Original
Kate Sherwood cannot deny her ailing grandmother's request to visit Rainbow's End, a dilapidated resort where she and her deceased husband spent one glorious week 50 years ago. There, Kate meets Greg, who appears to be the resort's unassuming handyman. But there's more to Greg than meets the eye --- billions more, in fact. Kate isn't looking for romance, but she can't deny the sparks of attraction that fly every time she and Greg are together. Could there be a future there?
Revell * 9780800734343

BECOMING BEA: The Courtships of Lancaster County, Book 4 by Leslie Gould
Paperback Original
Beatrice Zook knows God wants her to learn patience toward others. When assisting a family overwhelmed by triplets proves surprisingly successful, her confidence in dealing with others grows. One person she'll never be able to find peace with, though, is Ben Rupp. What neither will admit is that beneath all their bickering, attraction awaits. When friends decide to try and bring the couple together, will the pair be able to find true love? Or will they damage their relationship beyond repair?
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764210341

by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis
Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis explore the swirling forces that led many people to warn President Kennedy to avoid Dallas on his fateful trip to Texas. They lead us through intimate glimpses of the Kennedy family and the machinations of the Kennedy White House, to the obsessed men in Dallas who concocted the climate of hatred that led many to blame the city for the president's death.
Twelve * 9781455522101

THE DEEPEST SECRET by Carla Buckley (Psychological Suspense)
Eve Lattimore’s son has a rare medical condition that makes him fatally sensitive to light, which means he can never leave the house except at night. For Eve, only constant vigilance stands between an increasingly restless teenage son and the dangers of the outside world. But when tragedy strikes, it becomes clear that there are some crises Eve cannot control --- and some secrets that not even love can conceal.
Bantam * 9780553393736

Mitch Albom's latest novel, THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN, tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062294401

THE GOOD BOY by Theresa Schwegel (Mystery)
When Officer Pete Murphy’s 11-year-old son, Joel, and police dog Butchie follow Joel’s older sister, McKenna, to a neighborhood bully’s party, illegal activity kicks the dog's police training into overdrive. Soon the duo are on the run, navigating the streets of Chicago as they try to stay one step ahead of the bad guys --- bad guys who may have a very personal interest in getting some payback on Pete.
Minotaur Books * 9781250054319

THE HIDDEN WHITE HOUSE: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America's Most Famous Residence by Robert Klara (History/Architecture)
In 1948, President Harry Truman, enjoying a bath on the White House’s second floor, almost plunged through the ceiling of the Blue Room. A handpicked team of the country’s top architects conducted a secret inspection of the troubled mansion and, after discovering it was in imminent danger of collapse, insisted that the First Family be evicted immediately. What followed would be the most historically significant and politically complex home-improvement job in American history.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250053930

LINEUP by Liad Shoham (Thriller)
A brutal rape in a quiet Tel Aviv neighborhood has the police baffled. There are no witnesses, suspects or clues, until the victim’s father steps in and finds overwhelming evidence pointing to Ziv Nevo. Veteran detective Eli Nahum questions Nevo, but can’t get anything out of him. That’s because Nevo has a secret. He works for the mafia, and telling the truth about why he was near the crime scene could get him killed.
Bourbon Street Books * 9780062237453

NEWTOWN: An American Tragedy by Matthew Lysiak (True Crime)
The world mourned the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012. Now comes a startling, comprehensive look at this tragedy, and into the mind of the unstable killer, Adam Lanza. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and a decade’s worth of emails from Lanza’s mother to close friends that chronicled his slow slide into mental illness, NEWTOWN pieces together the perfect storm that led to this unspeakable act of violence that shattered so many lives.
Gallery Books * 9781476753751

NO MAN’S NIGHTINGALE: An Inspector Wexford Novel by Ruth Rendell (Mystery)
A female vicar named Sarah Hussain is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham vicarage. Maxine, the gossipy cleaning woman who finds the body, happens to be in the employ of former Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford and his wife. When called on by his old deputy, Wexford, who has taken to reading The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire as a retirement project, leaps at the chance to tag along with the investigators.
Scribner * 9781476747132

THE OUTCASTS by Kathleen Kent (Historical Thriller)
After escaping the Texas brothel where she had been a virtual prisoner, Lucinda Carter heads for Middle Bayou to meet her lover, who has a plan to make them both rich, chasing rumors of a pirate's buried treasure. Meanwhile, Nate Cannon is on the hunt for a ruthless killer named McGill who has claimed the lives of men, women and even children across the frontier. Who --- if anyone --- will survive when their paths finally cross?
Back Bay Books * 9780316206112

PRACTICE TO DECEIVE by Ann Rule (True Crime)
Ann Rule unravels a shattering case of Christmastime murder off the coast of Washington State. It’s a case with enough drama, greed, sex and scandal to be called “The Real Housewives of Whidbey Island,” but this was not reality television. This was murder: pure, cruel, ugly and senseless. And someone had to pay the price.
Gallery Books * 9781416544630

RED SKY IN MORNING by Paul Lynch (Historical Fiction)
It's 1832 and Coll Coyle has killed the wrong man. The dead man's father is an expert tracker and ruthless killer with a single-minded focus on vengeance. The hunt leads from the windswept bogs of County Donegal, across the Atlantic to the choleric work camps of the Pennsylvania railroad, where both men will find their fates in the hardship and rough country of the fledgling United States.
Back Bay Books * 9780316230261

SURPRISED BY LOVE: The Heart of San Francisco, Book 3 by Julie Lessman
(Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
Megan McClare accepts an internship at the district attorney's office, where she must work alongside Devin Caldwell, who mercilessly mocked her at school --- and with whom she was hopelessly enamored. Bram Hughes is the best friend to whom Megan has always turned for support and advice. But when she seeks his counsel about working with Devin, Bram's vision is clouded by his sudden unwelcome attraction to a girl he had always thought of as a little sister.
Revell * 9780800721657

TO EVERYTHING A SEASON: Song of Blessing, Book 1 by Lauraine Snelling (Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
Although Trygve Knutson is devoted to his family and his community, he sometimes dreams of other horizons --- especially since meeting Miriam Hastings. Miriam is in Blessing, North Dakota, to get practical training to become an accredited nurse. Although eager to return to her family, Miriam is surprised to find how much she enjoys the small town of Blessing. And her growing attachment to Trygve soon has her questioning a future she always considered set in stone.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764211041

THE TUDOR VENDETTA by C. W. Gortner (Historical Mystery/Adventure)
Paperback Original
London, 1558. Queen Mary is dead, and Elizabeth ascends the throne. Summoned to court from exile abroad, Elizabeth’s intimate spy, Brendan Prescott, is reunited with the young queen. Elizabeth dispatches him on a mission: to find her favored lady in waiting, Lady Parry. The mystery surrounding Lady Parry deepens as Brendan begins to realize there is far more going on at the manor than meets the eye. But the closer he gets, the more he learns that in his zeal to uncover the truth, he could be precipitating Elizabeth’s destruction.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9780312658588

October 22nd

SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT: A Walt Longmire Story by Craig Johnson (Mystery)
Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A CHRISTMAS CAROL in his office on December 24th when he’s interrupted by a mysterious young woman with more than a few questions about his predecessor, Lucian Connally. Lucian swears he’s never laid eyes on the woman before. Disappointed, she whispers “Steamboat” and begins a story that takes them all back to Christmas Eve 1988, when three people died in a terrible crash and a young girl had the slimmest chance of survival.
Penguin Books * 9780143125877

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