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February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of February 16th and February 23rd that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of February 16th in Hardcover

February 17th

THE ACCIDENTAL EMPRESS by Allison Pataki (Historical Fiction)
The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich and ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, “Sisi,” Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor. But shortly after her arrival at court, Sisi finds herself in an unexpected dilemma: she has inadvertently fallen for and won the heart of her sister’s groom.
Howard Books * 9781476790220

AFTER BIRTH by Elisa Albert (Fiction)
A year has passed since Ari gave birth to Walker, though it went so badly awry she has trouble calling it “birth” and still can't locate herself in her altered universe. When Mina, a one-time cult musician --- older, self-contained, alone and nine-months pregnant --- moves to town, Ari sees the possibility of a new friend, despite her unfortunate habit of generally mistrusting women. Soon they become comrades-in-arms, and the previously hostile terrain seems almost navigable.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544273733

BLUE STARS by Emily Gray Tedrowe (Fiction)
Ellen is a Midwestern literature professor who is drawn into the war when her legal ward Michael enlists as a Marine. Lacey is a proud Army wife who struggles to pay the bills and keep things going for her son while her husband is deployed. Ellen and Lacey cope with the fear and stress of a loved one at war while trying to get by in a society that often ignores or misunderstands what war means to women today. When Michael and Eddie are injured in Iraq, Ellen and Lacey’s lives become intertwined in Walter Reed Army Hospital, where each woman must live while caring for her wounded soldier.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250052483

DOCTOR DEATH: A Madeleine Karno Mystery by Lene Kaaberbol (Historical Mystery)
When 17-year-old Cecile Montaine is found dead, her family will not permit a full post-mortem autopsy. Madeleine Karno and her pathologist father are left with a single mysterious clue: in the dead girl’s nostrils is a type of parasite normally seen only in dogs. Soon after, the priest who held vigil by the dead girl’s corpse is brutally murdered. The thread that connects these two events is a tangled one, and as the death toll mounts, Madeleine must seek knowledge in odd places.
Atria Books * 9781476731384

DREAMING SPIES: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King (Historical Mystery)
In the spring of 1924, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes agreed to perform a dangerous job for the emperor of Japan. At the time, Russell encountered a young Japanese woman on board their ship who tutored the two foreigners about her country and guided them into a secret meeting with the Prince Regent himself. Now, when Russell heads for Oxford to resume her long-delayed studies, she comes face-to-face with that very same young Japanese woman --- and quickly realizes that Miss Sato Haruki is not all that she seems.
Bantam * 9780345531797

MAKING NICE by Matt Sumell (Fiction)
Our hero Alby flails wildly against the world around him --- he punches his sister (she deserved it), "unprotectos" broads (they deserved it and liked it), gets drunk and picks fights (all deserved), defends defenseless creatures both large and small, and spews insults at children, slow drivers, old ladies, and every single surviving member of his family. In each of these stories, Alby distills the anguish, terror, humor and strange grace --- or lack of --- he experiences in the aftermath of his mother’s death.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9781627790932

SATIN ISLAND by Tom McCarthy (Fiction)
U., a “corporate anthropologist,” is tasked with writing the Great Report, an all-encompassing ethnographic document that would sum up our era. Yet at every turn, he feels himself overwhelmed by the ubiquity of data, lost in buffer zones, wandering through crowds of apparitions, willing them to coalesce into symbols that can be translated into some kind of account that makes sense. As he begins to wonder if the Great Report might remain a shapeless, oozing plasma, his senses are startled awake by a dream of an apocalyptic cityscape.
Knopf * 9780307593955

A TOUCH OF STARDUST by Kate Alcott (Historical Fiction)
When Julie Crawford leaves Fort Wayne, Indiana, for Hollywood, she never imagines she’ll cross paths with Carole Lombard, the dazzling actress from Julie’s provincial Midwestern hometown. The young woman has dreams of becoming a screenwriter, but the only job she is able to find is one in the studio publicity office of the notoriously demanding producer David O. Selznick, who is busy burning through directors, writers and money as he films Gone with the Wind.
Doubleday * 9780385539043

WELCOME TO BRAGGSVILLE by T. Geronimo Johnson (Fiction)
UC Berkley freshman D’aron Davenport is uncertain about his place until one disastrous party brings him three idiosyncratic best friends. But everything changes in the group’s alternative history class when D’aron lets slip that his hometown hosts an annual Civil War reenactment, recently rebranded “Patriot Days.” His announcement is met with righteous indignation and inspires one of his friends to suggest a “performative intervention” to protest the reenactment.
William Morrow * 9780062302120

THE WHITES by Richard Price, writing as Harry Brandt (Crime Fiction/Mystery)
When Sergeant Billy Graves is called to a 4:00 a.m. fatal slashing of a man in Penn Station, his investigation of the crime moves beyond the usual handoff. And when he discovers that the victim was once a suspect in the unsolved murder of a 12-year-old boy, the bad old days are back in Billy's life with a vengeance, tearing apart enduring friendships forged in the urban trenches and even threatening the safety of his family.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805093995
On Sale the Week of February 16th in Paperback

February 17th

BERTIE’S GUIDE TO LIFE AND MOTHERS: A 44 Scotland Street Novel (9) by Alexander McCall Smith (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Newlywed painter and sometime somnambulist Angus Lordie might be sleepwalking his way into trouble with Animal Welfare when he lets his dog, Cyril, drink a bit too much lager at the local bar. Meanwhile, the long-suffering Bertie --- on the cusp of his seventh birthday party --- has taken to dreaming about his 18th, a time when he will be able to avoid the indignity of unwanted girl attendees and the looming threat of a gender-neutral doll from his domineering mother, Irene.
Anchor * 9780804170000

BONES NEVER LIE by Kathy Reichs (Thriller)
Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for Dr. Temperance Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue --- unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath.
Bantam * 9780345544032

THE CRIMSON CORD: Rahab's Story: Daughters of the Promised Land, Book 1 by Jill Eileen Smith (Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband's debt. Forced into prostitution, she despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime. In one risky moment, she takes a leap of faith, puts her trust in a God she does not know, and vows to protect the spies from the authorities.
Revell * 9780800720346

THE FRANGIPANI HOTEL: Fiction by Violet Kupersmith (Supernatural Fiction/Short Stories)
A beautiful young woman appears fully dressed in an overflowing bathtub at the Frangipani Hotel in Hanoi. A jaded teenage girl in Houston befriends an older Vietnamese gentleman she discovers naked behind a dumpster. A trucker in Saigon is asked to drive a dying young man home to his village. In these evocative and always surprising stories, the supernatural coexists with the mundane lives of characters who struggle against the burdens of the past.
Spiegel & Grau * 9780812983470

THE GIRL IN THE ROAD by Monica Byrne (Fiction)
When Meena finds snakebites on her chest, her worst fears are realized: someone is after her. So she flees India and sets off for Ethiopia, the place of her birth. Meanwhile, Mariama, a young girl in Africa, is forced to flee her home. She joins up with a caravan of misfits traveling across the Sahara. As one heads east and the other west, Meena and Mariama’s fates are linked in ways that are mysterious and shocking to the core.
Broadway Books * 9780804138864

GLITTER AND GLUE: A Memoir by Kelly Corrigan (Memoir)
When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as “Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.” After college, Kelly took off for Australia to see things and do things and Become Interesting. But soon her savings dwindled, and she realized she needed a job. That’s how Kelly met John Tanner, a newly widowed father of two looking for a live-in nanny. And there, in that house in a suburb north of Sydney, she suddenly heard her mother’s voice everywhere.
Ballantine Books * 9780345532855

I FORGOT TO REMEMBER: A Memoir of Amnesia by Su Meck, with Daniel de Vise (Memoir)
In 1988, Su Meck suffered a traumatic brain injury that erased all her memories of her life up to that point. Although her body healed rapidly, her memories never returned. Yet after just three weeks in the hospital, Su was released and once again charged with the care of two toddlers and a busy household. Nearly 20 years would pass before a series of personally devastating events shattered the “normal” life she had worked so hard to build, and she realized that she would have to grow up all over again.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451685824

MISS BRENDA AND THE LOVELADIES: A Heartwarming True Story of Grace, God, and Gumption by Brenda Spahn and Irene Zutell (Memoir)
For Brenda Spahn, entrepreneur and businesswoman, wealth was a lifestyle --- until a brush with the law threatened to send her to prison. In those dark moments, she made a promise to God. Spared incarceration, a renewed Brenda glimpsed into the lives of women serving time in one of the worst places in America --- the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. What she saw prompted a God-inspired vision.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307732194

MY NAME IS RESOLUTE by Nancy E. Turner (Historical Fiction)
The year is 1729, and Resolute Talbot and her siblings are captured by pirates, taken from their family in Jamaica, and brought to the New World. Resolute and her sister are sold into slavery in New England and taught the trade of spinning and weaving. She struggles to find her way in a society that is quick to judge a young woman without a family. As the seeds of rebellion against England grow, Resolute is torn between following the rules and breaking free.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250060976

NIGHT IS THE HUNTER: A Harlan Donnally Novel by Steven Gore (Thriller)
Paperback Original
Twenty years ago, Judge Ray McMullin sentenced Israel Dominguez to death for a gangland murder. But it meant suppressing his own doubts about whether the punishment really did fit the crime. As the execution date nears, the conscience-wracked judge confesses his unease to former homicide detective Harlan Donnally, who is forced to question not only whether the penalty was undeserved, but the conviction itself.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062025098

THE SERPENT OF VENICE by Christopher Moore (Mystery/Humor)
Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from the Queen of Britain: the rascal Fool Pocket. This trio of cunning plotters have lured Pocket to a dark dungeon, promising an evening of sprits and debauchery. But this Fool is no fool…and he has more than a few tricks (and hand gestures) up his sleeve.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061779770

THE TROUBLE WITH PATIENCE: Virtues and Vices of the Old West, Book 1 by Maggie Brendan (Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
The man Patience Cavanaugh yearned to marry is dead, and her dreams are gone with him. Now she is consumed with restoring a dilapidated boardinghouse in order to support herself. Despite Patience's desire for solitude, Jedediah Jones, the local marshal with a reputation for hanging criminals, becomes an ever-looming part of her life. But as she gets to know Jebediah, Patience finds there is far more to him than meets the eye --- and it could destroy their tenuous relationship forever.
Revell * 9780800722647

UGANDA BE KIDDING ME by Chelsea Handler (Humor/Travel)
Wherever Chelsea Handler travels, one thing is certain: she always ends up in the land of the ridiculous. Now, in this uproarious collection, she sneaks her sharp wit through airport security and delivers her most absurd and hilarious stories ever. Complete with answers to the most frequently asked traveler's questions, hot travel trips and travel etiquette, none of which should be believed, UGANDA BE KIDDING ME has Chelsea taking on the world, one laugh-out-loud incident at a time.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455599714
On Sale the Week of February 23rd in Hardcover

February 23rd

THE AMERICAN LOVER by Rose Tremain (Fiction/Short Stories)
Trapped in a London apartment, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster’s cottage, miles from Moscow. A young woman who is about to marry a rich aristocrat instead begins a torrid relationship with a construction worker. A father, finally free of his daughter’s demands, embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. And in the grandest house of all, Danni the Polish housekeeper catches the eye of an enigmatic visitor, Daphne du Maurier.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393246711

February 24th

THE ALPHABET HOUSE by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Historical/Psychological Thriller)
Due to their deception, British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young end up in the Alphabet House, a mental hospital where German doctors subject their patients to daily rounds of shock treatments and experimental drugs. Their only hope of survival is to fake insanity until World War II ends, but their friendship and courage are put to the ultimate test when James and Bryan realize they aren’t the only ones in the Alphabet House feigning madness.
Dutton Adult * 9780525954897

CANARY by Duane Swierczynski (Crime Fiction)
Honors student Sarie Holland is busted by the local police while doing a favor for her boyfriend. Unwilling to betray him but desperate to avoid destroying her future, she has no choice but to become a "CI" --- a confidential informant. Sarie turns out to be the perfect CI but soon enough is hunted by crooked cops and killers alike with nothing to save her --- except what she's learned during her harrowing weeks as an informant. Which is bad news for the police and the underworld.
Mulholland Books * 9780316403207

DISCONTENT AND ITS CIVILIZATIONS: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London by Mohsin Hamid (Essays)
Mohsin Hamid’s stories are at once timeless and of-the-moment, and his themes are universal: love, language, ambition, power, corruption, religion, family and identity. In DISCONTENT AND ITS CIVILIZATIONS, he explores this terrain from a different angle in essays that deftly counterpoise the personal and the political, and are shot through with the same passion, imagination and breathtaking shifts of perspective that gives his fiction its unmistakable electric charge.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594633652

DOROTHY PARKER DRANK HERE by Ellen Meister (Fiction)
Heavenly peace? No, thank you. Dorothy Parker would rather wander the famous halls of the Algonquin Hotel, searching for someone, anyone, who will keep her company on this side of eternity. After 40 years, she thinks she’s found the perfect candidate in Ted Shriver, a brilliant literary voice of the 1970s, who is slowly dying of cancer, which he refuses to treat. But when she and ambitious TV producer Norah Wolfe manage to uncover startling secrets about Ted’s past, the future changes for all of them.
Putnam Adult * 9780399166877

DOUBLE FUDGE BROWNIE MURDER: A Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes! by Joanne Fluke (Mystery)
Hannah Swensen is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic accident. She's eager to clear her name once and for all, but her troubles only double when she finds the judge bludgeoned to death with his own gavel --- and Hannah is the number one suspect. Now on trial in the court of public opinion, she sets out in search of the culprit and discovers that the judge made more than a few enemies during his career.
Kensington * 9780758280404

EMPIRE: The Chronicles of the Invaders, Book 2 by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard (Science Fiction/Adventure)
In EMPIRE, John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard continue the journey of Syl and Paul as they fight to regain planet Earth from a ruthless alien species. Light years from Earth and millions of miles apart, the two must find a way to reveal the horrifying truth behind the Empire and save all that they hold dear from the hunger of the Others.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476757155

FINDING JAKE by Bryan Reardon (Psychological Thriller)
Simon Connolly’s son, Jake, is the only child missing following a shooting at school. As his worst nightmare unfolds, Simon begins to obsess over the past while searching for answers, for hope, for the memory of the boy he raised, for mistakes he must have made, for the reason everything came to this. Where is Jake? What happened in those final moments? Is it possible he doesn’t really know his son? Or he knows him better than he thought?
William Morrow * 9780062339485

GIRL IN A BAND: A Memoir by Kim Gordon
Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story --- a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll. Here, she tells the story of her family, growing up in California in the '60s and '70s, her life in visual art, her move to New York City, the men in her life, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, her music and her band.

Dey Street Books * 9780062295897

HUSH HUSH: A Tess Monaghan Novel by Laura Lippman (Mystery/Thriller)
Tess Monaghan wants nothing to do with a woman crazy enough to have killed her own child. But when her mentor asks her to keep an eye on Melisandre Harris Dawes, who --- by reason of criminal insanity --- was judged not guilty of her daughter’s death, she has to accept. However, things gets tricky after Melisandre becomes a prime suspect in a recent murder. While Tess scrutinizes her, a judgmental stalker has been watching her every move as well.
William Morrow * 9780062083425

I AM RADAR by Reif Larsen (Fiction)
The moment just before Radar Radmanovic is born, all of the hospital’s electricity mysteriously fails. When the lights come back on, the staff sees a healthy baby boy --- with pitch-black skin --- born to the stunned white parents. No one understands the uncanny electrical event or the unexpected skin color. I AM RADAR begins with Radar’s perplexing birth but rapidly explodes outward, carrying readers to unknown regions where radio waves and subatomic particles dance to their own design.
Penguin Press * 9781594206160

IRRITABLE HEARTS: A PTSD Love Story by Mac McClelland (Memoir)
When human rights journalist Mac McClelland leaves Haiti after reporting on the devastating earthquake of 2010, it becomes clear that she is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She also can’t deny the intensity of her feelings for Nico, a French soldier she met in Port-au-Prince and with whom she connected instantly and deeply. With inspiring fearlessness, McClelland tackles perhaps her most harrowing assignment to date: investigating the damage in her own mind and repairing her broken psyche.
Flatiron Books * 9781250052896

THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND by Colette McBeth (Mystery/Thriller)
Six years ago, Melody Pieterson was attacked and left for dead. Her neighbor and close friend, David Alden, was found guilty of the crime and imprisoned. Soon after David is released from prison, Eve Elliot is murdered in an attack almost identical to Melody’s. But as she learns more about Eve's murder, Melody starts to wonder if perhaps David hadn’t betrayed her after all...if perhaps the killer is someone else entirely, someone who’s still out there, preparing to strike again.
Minotaur Books * 9781250041210

LUCKY ALAN AND OTHER STORIES by Jonathan Lethem (Fiction/Short Stories)
Jonathan Lethem’s third collection of stories uncovers a father’s nervous breakdown at SeaWorld; a foundling child rescued from the woods during a blizzard; a political prisoner in a hole in a Brooklyn street; and a crumbling, haunted “blog” on a seaside cliff. As in his novels, Lethem finds the uncanny lurking in the mundane, the irrational self-defeat seeping through our upstanding pursuits, and the tragic undertow of the absurd world(s) in which we live.
Doubleday * 9780385539814

LUSITANIA: Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age by Greg King and Penny Wilson (History)
A hundred years after her sinking, Lusitania remains an evocative ship of mystery. Was she carrying munitions that exploded? Did Winston Churchill engineer a conspiracy that doomed the liner? Lost amid these tangled skeins is the romantic, vibrant and finally heartrending tale of the passengers who sailed aboard her. Authors Greg King and Penny Wilson resurrect this lost, glittering world to show the golden age of travel and illuminate the most prominent of Lusitania’s passengers.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250052544

MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD by Jeffrey Archer (Historical Fiction)
When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing a book called Uncle Joe, a devastating insight into what it was like to work for Stalin. So determined is Harry to see Babakov released and the book published that he puts his own life in danger.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250034519

A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders (Mystery)
It’s just another day at the office for London book editor Samantha “Sam” Clair. Checking jacket copy for howlers, wondering how to break it to her star novelist that her latest effort is utterly unpublishable, lunch scheduled with gossipy author Kit Lowell, whose new book will dish the juicy dirt on a recent fashion industry scandal. Little does she know the trouble Kit’s book will cause before it even goes to print. Someone doesn't want Kit's manuscript published, and unless Sam can put the pieces together in time, they'll do anything to stop it.
Minotaur Books * 9781250056450

PRODIGAL SON by Danielle Steel (Fiction)
Twin boys grow up in the same family and in the same town. Dramatically different, they become bitter enemies, even as children. One leaves his peaceful hometown, but when all else fails, the prodigal son returns 20 years later. The reunion of brothers, sweet and healing at first, exposes shattering revelations of good and evil. Danielle Steel tells a story of suspicion, betrayal and a life-and-death struggle for survival. Which twin is good and which is evil, as the tables turn again and again?
Delacorte Press * 9780385343152

SHAME AND THE CAPTIVES by Thomas Keneally (Historical Fiction)
Alice is a young woman living on her father-in-law’s farm on the edge of an Australian country town, while her husband is held prisoner in Europe. When Giancarlo, an Italian anarchist at the prisoner-of-war camp down the road, is assigned to work on the farm, she hopes that being kind to him will somehow influence her husband’s treatment. What she doesn’t anticipate is how dramatically Giancarlo will expand her outlook and self-knowledge.
Atria Books * 9781476734644

THE SIEGE WINTER by Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman (Historical Mystery/Adventure)
A powerful historical novel by the late Ariana Franklin and her daughter, Samantha Norman, THE SIEGE WINTER is a tour de force mystery and murder, adventure and intrigue, a battle for a crown, told by two courageous young women whose fates are intertwined in 12th-century England’s devastating civil war.
William Morrow * 9780062282569
On Sale the Week of February 23rd in Paperback

February 24th

THE ARTISAN SOUL: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art by Erwin Raphael McManus (Christian Life/Personal Growth)
In THE ARTISAN SOUL, Erwin Raphael McManus --- author, thought leader, and founder of MOSAIC in Los Angeles --- pens a manifesto for human creativity and the beginning of a new renaissance. McManus not only calls us to reclaim our creative essence, but reveals how we can craft our lives into a work of art. There are no shortcuts to quality, and McManus celebrates the spiritual process that can help us discover our true selves.
HarperOne * 9780062270290

BILLY MOON by Douglas Lain (Historical Fantasy)
Billy Moon was Christopher Robin Milne, the son of WINNIE THE POOH author A. A. Milne. A veteran of World War II, he is asked by a French college student revolutionary to come to the chaos of Paris in revolt. Against a backdrop of the apocalyptic student protests and general strike that forced France to a standstill that spring, Milne's new French friend is able to experience alternate realities of the past and present. Through him, Milne's life is illuminated and transformed, as are the world-altering events of that year.
Tor Books * 9780765376848

THE BLACK-EYED BLONDE: A Philip Marlowe Novel by Benjamin Black (Mystery)
It is the early 1950s, Philip Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. In walks a beautiful young woman who wants Marlowe to find her former lover, Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson’s disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City’s richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune.
Picador * 9781250062123

THE BLACK WIDOW by Wendy Corsi Staub (Thriller)
Paperback Original
Newly divorced Gaby Duran isn't really expecting to find her soul mate on a dating site like InTune. She just needs a distraction from pining over her ex-husband, Ben, and the happy marriage they once had. And she's wise enough to know that online, the truth doesn't always match the profile. But Gaby quickly discovers there is much more at stake than her lonely heart. Local singles are going missing after making online connections. And a predator is searching again for the perfect match.
Harper * 9780062222435

THE BOHEMIANS: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature by Ben Tarnoff (History)
The Bohemian moment achieved immortality in the writings of Mark Twain. San Francisco gave him his education as a writer and helped inspire the astonishing innovations that radically reimagined American literature. At once an intimate portrait of an eclectic, unforgettable group of writers and a history of a cultural revolution in America, THE BOHEMIANS reveals how a brief moment on the western frontier changed our country forever.
Penguin Books * 9780143126966

BRAVO: A Jad Bell Novel by Greg Rucka (Thriller)
Still recovering from traumas both physical and emotional, Jad Bell is tasked with bringing in the Uzbek, principal organizer of the terrorist attack that nearly cost Bell his ex-wife and daughter. But the Uzbek is just the beginning: his employer, the Architect, has already set in motion another, even more devastating attack. At the center of it all are two women under deep cover.
Mulholland Books * 9780316182294

THE CITY by Dean Koontz (Thriller)
Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences. Set in a more innocent time not so long ago, THE CITY encompasses a lifetime but unfolds over three extraordinary, heart-racing years of tribulation and triumph, in which Jonah first grasps the electrifying power of music and art, of enduring friendship, of everyday heroes.
Bantam * 9780345545954

CLOSE TO HOME by Lisa Jackson (Thriller)
Vowing to make a fresh start, Sarah McAdams has come home to renovate the old Victorian mansion where she grew up. Ever since the original mistress of the house plunged to her death almost a century ago, there have been rumors that the place is haunted. But there’s a new, more urgent menace in the small town. One by one, teenage girls are disappearing. Somewhere deep in Sarah’s memory is the key to a very real and terrifying danger. And only by confronting her worst fears can she stop the nightmare roaring back to life once more.
Zebra/Kensington * 9781420118551

THE DOOMSDAY EQUATION by Matt Richtel (Technological Thriller)
Paperback Original
Computer genius Jeremy Stillwater has designed a machine that can predict global conflicts and ultimately head them off. There’s nowhere for him to turn when his computer beeps with a warning that the outbreak of World War III is imminent. Alone, armed with nothing but his own ingenuity, he embarks on a quest to find the mysterious and powerful nemesis determined to destroy mankind. But before he can save billions of lives, Jeremy has to figure out how to save his own.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062201188

THE ENCHANTED by Rene Denfeld (Fiction)
A death row inmate finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him, weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes and the world he inhabits. Two outsiders venture to this ancient stone prison: a fallen priest and the Lady, an investigator who searches for buried information from prisoners’ pasts that can save those soon-to-be-executed. Digging into the background of a killer named York, she uncovers wrenching truths that challenge familiar notions of victim and criminal.
Harper Perennial * 9780062285515

EVERYTHING TO LOSE by Andrew Gross (Thriller)
When Hilary Blum stops to help a car that slammed into a tree, she discovers the driver dead --- and a satchel stuffed with half a million dollars. That money could prevent her family's ruin and keep her special needs son in school. In an instant, this honest, achieving woman who has always done the responsible thing makes a decision that puts her in the center of a maelstrom of dark consequences and life-threatening recriminations.
Harper * 9780061656057

THE FARM by Tom Rob Smith (Thriller)
Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden. But with a single phone call, everything changes. Caught between his parents, and unsure of who to believe or trust, Daniel becomes his mother's unwilling judge and jury as she tells him an urgent tale of secrets, of lies, of a crime and a conspiracy that implicates his own father.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455551064

FIVE CAME BACK: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris (History/Entertainment)
In PICTURES AT A REVOLUTION, Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark work of cultural history, a book about the transformation of an art form and the larger social shift it signified. Now, in FIVE CAME BACK, he gives us the untold story of how Hollywood changed World War II, and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the prism of five film directors caught up in the war: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens.
Penguin Books * 9780143126836

FROG MUSIC by Emma Donoghue (Historical Mystery)
In the summer of 1876, San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice --- if he doesn't track her down first.
Back Bay Books * 9780316324670

THE GIRLS OF MISCHIEF BAY by Susan Mallery (Fiction)
Paperback Original
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery brings vivid color to the story of three friends on the brink of a new life in the first installment of her new series, Mischief Bay. Through romance and heartbreak, laughter and tears, Nicole Lord, Shannon Rigg and Pam Eiland will discover that life is richer with friends at your side.
Mira * 9780778317746

THE GOOD GIRL by Mary Kubica (Psychological Thriller)
Mia Dennett is abducted one night by an enigmatic stranger named Colin Thatcher, whose job was to kidnap Mia as part of a wild extortion plot and deliver her to his employers. But the plan takes an unexpected turn when Colin suddenly decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin. Mia's mother and detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them, but no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family's world to shatter.
Mira * 9780778317760

THE HEADMASTER'S WIFE by Thomas Christopher Greene (Mystery/Suspense)
Like his father before him, Arthur Winthrop is the Headmaster of Vermont’s elite Lancaster School. Found wandering naked in Central Park, he begins to tell his story to the police. But his memories collide into one another, and the true nature of things --- a narrative of love, of marriage, of family, and of a tragedy Arthur does not know how to address --- emerges.
Picador * 9781250062338

THE HEIST by Daniel Silva (Thriller)
Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is in Venice repairing an altarpiece by Veronese when he receives an urgent summons from the Italian police. The eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood has stumbled upon a chilling murder scene in Lake Como, and is being held as a suspect. To save his friend, Gabriel must track down the real killers and then perform one simple task: find the most famous missing painting in the world.
Harper * 9780062320063

THE HOTEL ON PLACE VENDOME: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris
by Tilar J. Mazzeo (History)
When France fell to the Germans in June 1940, the legendary Hôtel Ritz on the Place Vendôme --- an icon of Paris frequented by film stars and celebrity writers, American heiresses and risqué flappers, playboys and princes --- was the only luxury hotel of its kind allowed in the occupied city by order of Adolf Hitler. Tilar J. Mazzeo traces the history of this cultural landmark from its opening in Fin-de-Siècle Paris.
Harper Perennial * 9780061791048

HOW TO CATCH A PRINCE: The Royal Wedding Series, Book 3 by Rachel Hauck (Romance)
Paperback Original
Nothing can relieve American heiress Corina Del Rey of the secret and the love she carries in her soul. Prince Stephen of Brighton can't shake the dark shadow of his days in Afghanistan with the Royal Air Command. But when his brother, King Nathaniel, confronts him with a document the prince thought long buried and forgotten, Stephen is forced to face the pain of his past and the love he left behind. With a little heavenly help, Prince Stephen and Corina embark on a journey of truth.
Zondervan * 9780310315544

THE IMPERFECT MARRIAGE: Help for Those Who Think It's Over by Darryl and Tracy Strawberry, with A. J. Gregory (Love & Marriage)
Darryl Strawberry and his wife, Tracy, have suffered through --- and survived --- adultery, addiction, financial destruction, and many other all-too-familiar struggles. A no-holds-barred account of their personal journey, THE IMPERFECT MARRIAGE provides a step-by-step program that will help you and your partner understand the key issues that could be causing damage in your relationship and recognize turning points on the journey toward marriage restoration.
Howard Books * 9781476738772

THE INNOCENT SLEEP by Karen Perry (Thriller)
Five years after the presumed death of their son, Dillon, Harry and Robin have settled into a new kind of life. Their grief will always be with them, but lately it feels as if they're ready for a fresh start. However, when Harry gets a glimpse of Dillon on the crowded streets of Dublin, the past comes rushing back at both of them. Has Dillon been alive all these years? Or was what Harry saw just a figment of his guilt-ridden imagination?
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250061188

THE INTERN'S HANDBOOK: A John Lago Thriller by Shane Kuhn (Thriller)
John Lago infiltrates top-level companies and assassinates crooked executives while disguised as an intern. He is currently interning at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, hired to assassinate one of the firm’s heavily guarded partners. He is pitted against the toughest --- and sexiest --- adversary he’s ever faced: an FBI agent assigned to take down the same law partner he’s been assigned to kill.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476733845

INVISIBLE by James Patterson and David Ellis (Thriller)
Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes and murders are all connected. That is, until she finds a piece of evidence he can't afford to ignore.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455585038

THE MARCO EFFECT: A Department Q Novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Psychological Thriller/Mystery)
All 15-year-old Marco Jameson wants is to become a Danish citizen and go to school like a normal teenager. But his uncle Zola forces the children of his gypsy clan to beg and steal for his personal gain. When Marco discovers a dead body, he goes on the run. Meanwhile, the last thing Detective Carl Mørck needs is for his assistants to pick up a missing persons case on a whim. But when he learns that a mysterious teen named Marco may have as much insight into the case as he has fear of the police, Carl is determined to solve the mystery and save the boy.
Plume * 9780147516626

MARGARITA WEDNESDAYS: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea by Deborah Rodriguez (Memoir)
After she is forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007, Deborah Rodriguez moves to a seaside town in Mexico. Despite having no plan, no friends and no Spanish, a determined Rodriguez soon finds herself swept up in a world where the music never stops and a new life can begin. Her adventures and misadventures among the expats and locals help lead the way to new love, new family, and a new sense of herself.
Gallery Books * 9781476710679

MOUNT TERMINUS by David Grand (Fiction)
After their mother's probable suicide, sisters Olivia and Jazz take steps to move on with their lives. Jazz, logical and forward-thinking, decides to get a new job, but spirited, strong-willed Olivia --- who can see sounds, taste words and smell sights --- is determined to travel to the remote setting of their mother's unfinished novel to lay her spirit properly to rest.
Picador * 9781250062314

MURDER IN PIGALLE: An Aimée Leduc Investigation Set in Paris by Cara Black (Mystery)
A serial rapist has been terrorizing Paris's Pigalle neighborhood, following teenage girls home and attacking them in their own houses. It is sad and frightening but has nothing to do with Private Investigator Aimée Leduc --- until Zazie, the 13-year-old daughter of the proprietor of Aimée's favorite café, disappears. The police aren't mobilizing quickly enough, and when Zazie's desperate parents approach Aimée for help, she knows she can’t say no even if she wanted to.
Soho Crime * 9781616954888

THE POSSIBILITIES by Kaui Hart Hemmings (Fiction)
Sarah St. John is still reeling from the death of her 22-year-old son, Cully, in an avalanche. Though she is surrounded by family and friends who try to distract her from her grief, she cannot help but feel alone. Barely ready to deal with the fact that she will never see her son again, Sarah is surprised when a strange girl arrives on her doorstep bearing a secret from Cully that could change all of their lives forever.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476725802

THE QUICK by Lauren Owen (Gothic Mystery/Historical Romance)
In 1892, would-be poet James Norbury finds lodging with a charming young aristocrat. Through this new friendship, he is introduced to the drawing-rooms of high society and finds love in an unexpected quarter. Then, suddenly, he vanishes without a trace. The answer to his disappearance ultimately lies within the doors of the exclusive, secretive Aegolius Club, whose predatory members include the most ambitious and bloodthirsty men in England.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812983432

REDEPLOYMENT by Phil Klay (Fiction/Short Stories)
Phil Klay's REDEPLOYMENT, winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction, takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.
Penguin Books * 9780143126829

SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE by Ian Rankin (Mystery)
Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. He is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case from 30 years ago is being reopened. Rebus' team from those days is suspected of helping a murderer escape justice to further their own ends. Malcolm Fox, in what will be his last case as an internal affairs cop, is tasked with finding out the truth.
Back Bay Books * 9780316224574

UNDER A SILENT MOON by Elizabeth Haynes (Mystery/Thriller)
In the crisp, early hours of an autumn morning, the police are called to investigate two deaths. The first is a suspected murder at a farm on the outskirts of a small village. The second is a reported suicide at a nearby quarry. As Detective Chief Inspector Louisa Smith and her team gather evidence, they discover a shocking link between the two cases and the two deaths --- a bond that sealed their terrible fates one cold night, under a silent moon.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062276049

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