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March 17, 2015

March 17, 2015

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

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On Sale the Week of March 16th in Hardcover

March 16th

HAMMER HEAD: The Making of a Carpenter by Nina MacLaughlin (Memoir)
Nina MacLaughlin spent her 20s working at a Boston newspaper, sitting behind a desk and staring at a screen. Yearning for more tangible work, she applied for a job she saw on Craigslist --- Carpenter’s Assistant: Women strongly encouraged to apply --- despite being a Classics major who couldn't tell a Phillips from a flathead screwdriver. She got the job, and in HAMMER HEAD she tells the rich and entertaining story of becoming a carpenter.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393239133

by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (Thriller)
Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald, are called to the home of billionaire businessman Hunter Alden, Jr. after he makes a grisly discovery in his townhouse garage. When Alden's teenage son goes missing soon afterwards, and his father seems oddly reluctant to find him, Zach and Kylie find themselves in the middle of a chilling conspiracy that threatens everyone in its wake --- especially their city's most powerful citizens.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316406994

March 17th

BETTER THAN BEFORE: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin (Self-Help/Personal Growth)
If habits are a key to change, then what we really need to know is: How do we change our habits? BETTER THAN BEFORE answers that question. It presents a practical, concrete framework to allow readers to understand their habits --- and to change them for good. Infused with Gretchen Rubin’s compelling voice, rigorous research and easy humor, and packed with vivid stories of lives transformed, the book explains the (sometimes counter-intuitive) core principles of habit formation.
Crown * 9780385348614

A BLINK OF THE SCREEN: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett (Fantasy/Short Stories)
In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world's bestselling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short-form fiction collected into one volume. A BLINK OF THE SCREEN charts the course of Pratchett's long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job, and the origins of his debut novel, THE CARPET PEOPLE; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the Discworld series.
Doubleday * 9780385538329

THE BULLET by Mary Louise Kelly (Thriller)
In a split second, everything Caroline Cashion has known is proved to be a lie. A single bullet is found lodged at the base of her skull. Caroline is stunned. She has never been shot. Then, over the course of one awful evening, she learns the truth: that she was adopted when she was three years old after her real parents were murdered. She was wounded too, a gunshot to the neck. Surgeons had stitched up the traumatized little girl, with the bullet still there. Now, Caroline has to find the truth of her past.
Gallery Books * 9781476769813

A DANGEROUS PLACE: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear (Historical Mystery)
On a ship bound for England to visit her aging father after her stepmother summons her home, Maisie Dobbs realizes she isn’t ready to return. Against the wishes of the captain, who warns her, “You will be alone in a most dangerous place,” she disembarks in Gibraltar. Days after her arrival, a photographer and member of Gibraltar’s Sephardic Jewish community is murdered, and Maisie becomes entangled in the case and renews an uneasy acquaintance in the process.
Harper * 9780062220554

DELICIOUS FOODS by James Hannaham (Fiction)
Darlene, once an exemplary wife and a loving mother to her young son, Eddie, finds herself devastated by the unforeseen death of her husband. Unable to cope with her grief, she turns to drugs and quickly forms an addiction. One day she disappears without a trace. Unbeknownst to 11-year-old Eddie, now left behind in a panic-stricken search for her, Darlene has been lured away with false promises of a good job and a rosy life. A shady company named Delicious Foods shuttles her to a remote farm, where she is held captive.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316284943

HAUSFRAU by Jill Alexander Essbaum (Fiction)
Anna Benz lives with her husband, Bruno, and their three young children in a suburb of Zürich. Though she leads a comfortable, well-appointed life, Anna is falling apart inside. Adrift and increasingly unable to connect with the emotionally unavailable Bruno or even with her own thoughts and feelings, Anna tries to rouse herself with new experiences: German language classes, Jungian analysis, and a series of sexual affairs she enters with an ease that surprises even her.
Random House * 9780812997538

THE LAST FLIGHT OF POXL WEST by Daniel Torday (Fiction)
Poxl West is the epitome of manhood and something of an idol to his teenage nephew, Eli Goldstein, who reveres him as a brave, singular, Jewish war hero. Poxl fills Eli’s head with electric accounts of his derring-do, adventures and romances, as he collects the best episodes from his storied life into a memoir. But as he delves deeper into Poxl’s history, Eli begins to see that the life of the fearless superman he’s adored has been much darker than he let on.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250051684

LINCOLN AND THE JEWS: A History by Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell (History)
One hundred and fifty years after Abraham Lincoln’s death, the full story of his extraordinary relationship with Jews is told here for the first time. LINCOLN AND THE JEWS provides readers both with a captivating narrative of his interactions with Jews, and with the opportunity to immerse themselves in rare manuscripts and images --- many from the Shapell Lincoln Collection --- that show Lincoln in a way he has never been seen before.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250059536

by C. W. Gortner (Historical Fiction)
For readers of THE PARIS WIFE and Z comes this vivid novel full of drama, passion, tragedy and beauty that stunningly imagines the life of iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel --- the ambitious, gifted laundrywoman’s daughter who revolutionized fashion, built an international empire, and become one of the most influential and controversial figures of the 20th century.
William Morrow * 9780062356406

THE POCKET WIFE by Susan Crawford (Psychological Thriller)
Dana Catrell is shocked when her neighbor, Celia, is brutally murdered. To Dana’s horror, she was the last person to see Celia alive. Suffering from mania, the result of her bipolar disorder, she has troubling holes in her memory, including what happened on the afternoon of Celia’s death. The closer she comes to piecing together the shards of her broken memory, the more she falls apart. Is there a murderer lurking inside of Dana...or is there one out there in the shadows of reality, waiting to strike again?
William Morrow * 9780062362858

THE POSER by Jacob Rubin (Fiction/Humor)
All his life, Giovanni Bernini has possessed an uncanny gift: he can imitate anyone he meets. Honed by his mother at a young age, the talent catapults him from small-town obscurity to stardom. As his fame grows, Giovanni encounters a beautiful and enigmatic stage singer, Lucy Starlight --- the only person whose thread he cannot find --- and becomes increasingly trapped inside his many poses. Ultimately, he must assume the one identity he has never been able to master: his own.
Viking * 9780670016761

RECAPITULATIONS by Vincent Crapanzano (Memoir)
Vincent Crapanzano’s memoir recaptures meaningful moments from his life: as his childhood on the grounds of a psychiatric hospital, his psychiatrist father’s early death, his years at school in Switzerland and then at Harvard in the 1960s, his love affairs, his own teaching, and his far-flung travels. Taken together, these stories have the power of a nothing-taken-for-granted vision, fighting those conventions and ideologies that deaden the creative and inquiring mind.
Other Press * 9781590515938

THE STOLEN ONES by Owen Laukkanen (Thriller)
A sheriff’s deputy steps out of a diner on a rainy summer evening, and a few minutes later, he’s lying dead in the mud. When BCA agent Kirk Stevens arrives on the scene, he discovers that local authorities have taken into custody a single suspect: a hysterical young woman found sitting by the body, holding the deputy’s own gun. The mystery only deepens from there, as Stevens and Carla Windermere find themselves on the trail of a massive international kidnapping and prostitution operation.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780399165535

UNPLAYABLE LIES: (The Only Golf Book You'll Ever Need) by Dan Jenkins (Sports/Essays)
UNPLAYABLE LIES consists of 38 essays, all of which, as Dan Jenkins says in the first essay, are "literally throbbing with opinion." Jenkins delves into the greatest rounds of golf he's ever seen; the funniest things said on a golf course; the rivalries on tour and in the press box; the game's most magical moments --- and its most absurd. This book is an ode to the game Jenkins loves. But it is Dan Jenkins, so nothing --- even the game of golf --- can escape his wrath, his critical eye, or his acerbic pen.
Doubleday * 9780385539753

WASHINGTON’S CIRCLE: The Creation of the President by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler (History/Politics)
In 1789, as George Washington became the first president of the United States, the world was all but certain that the American experiment in liberty and representative government would founder. More than a few Americans feared that the world was right. In WASHINGTON’S CIRCLE, we see how Washington and his trusted advisers, close friends and devoted family defied the doomsayers to lay the foundation for an enduring constitutional republic.
Random House * 9781400069279
On Sale the Week of March 16th in Paperback

March 17th

THE BURNING ROOM: A Harry Bosch Novel by Michael Connelly (Thriller)
In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. But when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet 10 years earlier, detectives Harry Bosch and Lucia Soto are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Beginning with the bullet that's been lodged in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveal that this shooting may have been anything but random.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455524198

THE DISAPPEARED by Kristina Ohlsson (Thriller)
Missing student Rebecca Trolle is found carved up and buried in a forest glade in a Stockholm suburb. While Fredrika Bergman and her team try to find out why Rebecca met such a violent demise, more bodies are found in the same area. Fredrika is inevitably drawn into the case, but it becomes much more complicated when her lover’s name is mentioned in the investigation.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476734019

ENCOUNTERS AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn (History)
ENCOUNTERS AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe. Elizabeth A. Fenn retrieves their history by piecing together important new discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, geology, climatology, epidemiology and nutritional science, offering us a new perspective on early American history, a new interpretation of the American past.
Hill and Wang * 9780374535117

A FAITH OF HER OWN: A Middlefield Amish Novel by Kathleen Fuller (Romance)
Paperback Original
When Jeremiah left his Amish community to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian, he left more than just his faith behind --- he walked away from his family and his childhood friend, Anna Mae. Now that he’s returned to help out his mentor and work in a Yankee veterinarian practice, Jeremiah must face his past --- and the people he betrayed. As their rekindled friendship begins to turn into something more, Jeremiah and Anna Mae must examine their own faith and their relationship with each other and their families.
Thomas Nelson * 9780529102782

THE FIRES OF AUTUMN by Irene Nemirovsky (Historical Fiction)
Paperback Original
At the end of the First World War, Bernard Jacquelain returns from the trenches a changed man. Broken by the unspeakable horrors he has witnessed, he becomes addicted to the lure of wealth and success. He wallows in the corruption and excess of post-war Paris, but when his lover abandons him, Bernard turns to a childhood friend for comfort. For 10 years, he lives the good bourgeois life, but when the drums of war begin to sound again, everything around which he has rebuilt himself starts to crumble.
Vintage * 9781101872277

GEMINI by Carol Cassella (Mystery)
When an unidentified Jane Doe, the victim of a hit-and-run, arrives in Dr. Charlotte Reese’s intensive care unit, she brings with her mysteries --- both medical and personal. As Charlotte cares for Jane, she becomes increasingly caught up in the questions of her patient’s identity and what led to her accident. When Charlotte’s search for answers reveals links between Charlotte and her patient, the repercussions will forever change her life and her understanding of what love can make possible.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451627947

(Historical Fantasy)
Paperback Original
Malin has always been different, and when her father dies, leaving her alone, her choice is clear: stay and remain an outsider forever, or leave in search of the mythical inheritance she is certain awaits her. Apprenticed to a series of strange and wonderful characters, Malin embarks on a grueling journey that crosses oceans and continents --- from the high seas to desert plains --- and leads to a discovery that she never could have expected.
Vintage * 9780804172639

MIDNIGHT IN EUROPE by Alan Furst (Historical Thriller)
Cristián Ferrar, a brilliant and handsome Spanish émigré, is a lawyer in the Paris office of a prestigious international law firm. He is approached by the embassy of the Spanish Republic and asked to help a clandestine agency trying desperately to supply weapons to the Republic’s beleaguered army --- an effort that puts his life at risk in the battle against fascism. Joining Ferrar in this mission is a group of unlikely men and women: idealists, gangsters, arms traders, aristocrats and spies.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812981834

THE PHARAOH’S DAUGHTER: A Treasures of the Nile Novel
by Mesu Andrews (Historical Fiction)
Paperback Original
Anippe has grown up in the shadows of Egypt’s good god Pharaoh, aware that Anubis, god of the afterlife, may take her or her siblings at any moment. Now she is to be become the bride of Sebak, a kind but quick-tempered Captain of Pharaoh Tut’s army. In order to provide Sebak the heir he deserves and yet protect herself from the underworld gods, Anippe must launch a series of deceptions, even involving the Hebrew midwives --- women ordered by Tut to drown the sons of their own people in the Nile.
WaterBrook Press * 9781601425997

THE RED ROAD: An Alex Morrow Novel by Denise Mina (Mystery/Thriller)
Police detective Alex Morrow is serving as a witness in arms dealer Michael Brown's trial, where the case hinges on his fingerprints found on the guns he sells. When the investigation leads to a privileged Scottish lawyer who's expecting to be assassinated after a money laundering scheme goes bad, and a woman who's spying on the people who put her in jail, Morrow has her hands full. And that's before she even gets to her family issues.
Back Bay Books * 9780316188500

THE RISE: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery by Sarah Lewis (Psychology)
Many of our most iconic, creative endeavors are not achievements but conversions, corrections after failed attempts. The gift of failure is a riddle. Like the number zero, it will always be both a void and the start of infinite possibility. THE RISE --- a soulful celebration of the determination and courage of the human spirit --- makes the case that many of our greatest triumphs come from understanding the importance of this mystery.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451629248

THE TOMB: A Novel of Martha by Stephanie Landsem (Historical Fiction)
Paperback Original
In this captivating retelling of a classic biblical story, Jesus shocks the town of Bethany with Lazarus’ resurrection from the dead, leading Martha --- a seemingly perfect woman trapped by the secrets of her past --- to hope and a new life.
Howard Books * 9781451689129

THE VISIONIST by Rachel Urquhart (Historical Fiction)
Fifteen-year-old Polly Kimball sets fire to the family farm, killing her abusive father. She and her young brother find shelter in a Massachusetts Shaker community called The City of Hope. As she struggles to keep her dark secrets concealed in the face of increasing scrutiny, Polly finds herself in a life-changing friendship with a young Shaker sister named Charity, a girl who will stake everything --- including her faith --- on Polly's honesty and purity.
Back Bay Books * 9780316228107

WHEN PARIS WENT DARK: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald C. Rosbottom (History)
On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. WHEN PARIS WENT DARK evokes the detail of daily life in a city under occupation, and the brave people who fought against the darkness. Relying on a range of resources, Ronald C. Rosbottom has forged a groundbreaking book that will forever influence how we understand those dark years in the City of Light.
Back Bay Books * 9780316217439

WHERE NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball by John Feinstein (Sports)
WHERE NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME takes readers inside the gritty, no-frills, high-stakes world of Triple-A baseball, which serves simultaneously as a launching pad for superstar careers and as a crash-landing pad for stars who have fallen. Introducing us to eight men --- two pitchers, three position players, two managers and one umpire --- John Feinstein tells the riveting stories of those who are on the cusp of greatness.
Anchor * 9780307949585
On Sale the Week of March 23rd in Hardcover

March 23rd

THE ANIMALS by Christian Kiefer (Literary Thriller)
Bill Reed manages a wildlife sanctuary in rural Idaho, caring for injured animals that are unable to survive in the wild. Seemingly rid of his troubled past, Bill hopes to marry the local veterinarian and live a quiet life together, the promise of which is threatened when a childhood friend is released from prison. Suddenly forced to confront the secrets of his criminal youth, Bill battles fiercely to preserve the shelter that protects these wounded animals and to keep hidden his turbulent, even dangerous, history.
Liveright * 9780871408839

NIGHT AT THE FIESTAS: Stories by Kirstin Valdez Quade (Fiction/Short Stories)
Kirstin Valdez Quade's stories plunge us into the fierce, troubled hearts of characters defined by the desire to escape the past or else to plumb its depths. The deadbeat father of a pregnant teenager tries to transform his life by playing the role of Jesus in a bloody penitential Passion. A young man discovers that his estranged father and a boa constrictor have been squatting in his grandmother’s empty house. One girl attempts to uncover the mystery of her cousin's violent past, while another young woman finds herself at an impasse when she is asked to hear her priest's confession.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393242980

March 24th

THE CAVENDON WOMEN by Barbara Taylor Bradford (Historical Fiction)
THE CAVENDON WOMEN, the sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford’s CAVENDON HALL, follows the Inghams’ and the Swanns’ journey from a family weekend in the summer of 1926 through to the devastation of the Wall Street crash of 1929. It all begins on a summer weekend in July of 1926 when, for the first time in years, the earl has planned a family weekend. As the family members come together, secrets, problems, joys and sorrows are revealed.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250032386

CUBA STRAITS: A Doc Ford Novel by Randy Wayne White (Thriller/Adventure)
Doc Ford’s old friend, General Juan Garcia, has gone into the lucrative business of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the U.S. He is also feasting on profits made by buying historical treasures for pennies on the dollar. He prefers what dealers call HPC items --- high-profile collectibles --- but when he manages to obtain a collection of letters written by Fidel Castro between 1960 and 1962 to a secret girlfriend, it’s not a matter of money anymore. Garcia has stumbled way out of his depth.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780399158148

THE DOG WHO SAVED ME by Susan Wilson (Fiction)
Boston police officer Cooper Harrison never thought he’d go back to his hometown of Harmony Farms. But when his faithful K-9 partner Argos is killed in the line of duty, Cooper, caught in a spiral of trauma and grief, has nowhere else to turn. Jobless and on the verge of divorce, he accepts an offer for the position of dog officer in Harmony Farms. Cooper refuses to get emotionally invested in another dog the way he had with Argos --- until he finds himself rescuing a wounded and gun-shy yellow lab gone feral.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250014344

THE FIFTH HEART by Dan Simmons (Historical Mystery)
In 1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to solve the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams. Holmes has faked his own death because he has come to the conclusion that he is a fictional character. This leads to serious complications for James. If his esteemed fellow investigator is merely a work of fiction, what does that make him? And what can the master storyteller do to fight against the sinister power that may or may not be controlling them from the shadows?
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316198820

INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD by David Morrell (Historical Thriller)
The year is 1855. The Crimean War is raging. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the English government. The Empire teeters. Amid this crisis comes opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, one of the most notorious and brilliant personalities of Victorian England. Along with his irrepressible daughter, Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Ryan and Becker, De Quincey finds himself confronted by an adversary who threatens the heart of the nation.
Mulholland Books * 9780316323932

THE LOST BOYS SYMPHONY by Mark Andrew Ferguson (Fiction)
After Henry's girlfriend, Val, leaves him and transfers to another school, his grief begins to manifest itself in bizarre and horrifying ways. After weeks of sleepless nights and sick delusions, Henry decides to run away and find Val. Once on the George Washington Bridge, however, a powerful hallucination knocks him out cold. When he awakens, he finds out that he has been kidnapped by two strangers who claim to be future versions of himself.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316323994

MIKE HAMMER: KILL ME, DARLING by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (Noir Mystery)
PI Mike Hammer’s secretary and partner, Velda, has walked out on him without explanation. It then develops that an old cop who once worked with Velda turns up murdered. What’s more, Mike’s pal, Captain Pat Chambers, has discovered that Velda is in Florida, the moll of gangster and drug runner Nolly Quinn. Hammer hits the road and drives to Miami. But can they find Velda in time? And what is the connection between the murdered vice cop in Manhattan and Mike’s ex turning gun moll in Florida?
Titan Books * 9781783291380

THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA COOKBOOK: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For edited by Kate White and Mystery Writers of America (Cookbook)
This illustrated cookbook features more than 100 recipes from legendary mystery authors, including Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, Nelson DeMille, Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, Charlaine Harris, James Patterson, Louise Penny and Scott Turow. Whether you're planning a sinister dinner party or whipping up some comfort food perfect for a day of writing, you'll find plenty to savor in this cunning collection. Full-color photography is featured throughout, along with mischievous sidebars revealing the links between food and foul play.
Quirk Books * 9781594747571

NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT by Hallie Ephron (Mystery)
When Deirdre Unger arrived in Beverly Hills to help her bitter, disappointed father sell his dilapidated house, she discovers his lifeless body floating face down in the swimming pool. At first, she assumes his death was a tragic accident. But the longer she stays in town, the more she suspects that it is merely the third act in a story that has long been in the making. The sudden re-surfacing of Deirdre’s childhood best friend, Joelen Nichol, seems like more than a coincidence.
William Morrow * 9780062117632

THE PRECIOUS ONE by Marisa de los Santos (Fiction)
In all her life, Eustacia “Taisy” Cleary has given her heart to only three men: her first love, Ben Ransom; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary --- professor, inventor, philanderer, self-made millionaire, brilliant man, breathtaking jerk: her father. Seventeen years ago, Wilson ditched his first family for Caroline, a beautiful young sculptor. So why is Wilson calling Taisy now, inviting her for an extended visit? Why, now, does Wilson want Taisy to help him write his memoir?
William Morrow * 9780061670893

A REUNION OF GHOSTS by Judith Claire Mitchell (Fiction)
Sisters Lady, Vee and Delph share their family's apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. They love each other fiercely, but being an Alter isn't easy. Bad luck is in their genes, passed down through the generations. In the waning days of 1999, the trio decides it's time to close the circle of the Alter curse. But first, they must write the final chapter of a saga lifetimes in the making --- one that is inexorably intertwined with that of the 20th century itself.
Harper * 9780062355881

SIGNATURE KILL by David Levien (Thriller)
A young woman's body is found on a side street in Indianapolis, horrifyingly arranged. Meanwhile, Frank Behr takes on a no-win case to locate a single mother's wayward daughter who's been missing for months. Suddenly Behr feels the two cases may be connected, but he is years removed from his life as a legitimate police officer and has few friends left on the force. His pursuit of a potential serial killer ultimately will lead him to a devastating decision from which he will not be able to turn back.
Doubleday * 9780385532556

SOMEONE IS WATCHING by Joy Fielding (Thriller)
While spying on a deadbeat dad in the middle of the night, Bailey Carpenter, a special investigator for a hotshot Miami law firm, is blindsided --- attacked and nearly killed. With the police making no headway in solving her case, she’s determined to overcome her terror and reclaim the power she lost by unmasking her attacker and taking him down herself. But it’s a harrowing battle that threatens to wreck Bailey’s credibility, compromise an investigation, and maybe even claim her sanity.
Ballantine Books * 9780553390636

THE STRANGER by Harlan Coben (Thriller)
The Stranger appears out of nowhere. His identity is unknown, and his motives are unclear. But his information is undeniable. He whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world. Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream. Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all.
Dutton * 9780525953500

WHAT COMES NEXT AND HOW TO LIKE IT: A Memoir by Abigail Thomas (Memoir)
What comes next? What comes after the devastating loss of Abigail Thomas’ husband, a process both sudden and slow? What form does her lifelong platonic friendship take after a certain line is crossed? How to cope with her daughter’s diagnosed illness? Or the death of her beloved dog? And how to like it? How to accept, appreciate, enjoy? Who are our most trusted, valuable companions and what will we do for them?
Scribner * 9781476785059
On Sale the Week of March 23rd in Paperback

March 23rd

A BROKEN HALLELUJAH: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen by Liel Leibovitz (Music/Biography)
Why is it that Leonard Cohen receives the sort of reverence we reserve for a precious few living artists? Why are his songs, three or four decades after their original release, suddenly gracing the charts, blockbuster movie sound tracks, and television singing competitions? These are two of the questions at the heart of A BROKEN HALLELUJAH, a meditation on the singer, his music, and the ideas and beliefs at its core.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393350739

March 24th

DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT by Stephanie Grace Whitson (Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
Despite being neighbors, Irish immigrant Maggie Malone and Elizabeth Blair, the mistress of her brother's Missouri plantation, have led such different lives that they barely know one another --- until war brings them together, and each woman discovers that both friendship and love can come from the unlikeliest of places.
FaithWords * 9781455529032

THE ESCAPE by David Baldacci (Thriller)
In ZERO DAY and THE FORGOTTEN, readers met John Puller. A combat veteran and special agent with the U.S. Army, Puller is the man they call to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. But all his training, experience and skills will not prepare him for his newest case, one that will force him to hunt down the most formidable and brilliant prey he has ever tracked: his own brother.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455521166

FATAL CONCEIT by Robert K. Tanenbaum (Thriller)
When the CIA director is murdered, Butch Karp finds himself battling a heavyweight opponent: the US government. The national presidential election campaign’s foreign policy mantra has been that the terrorists are on the run and Bin Laden is dead. There are rumors that the CIA chief was going to deviate from the administration version of events, and that the government may have had something to do with his death. Can Karp expose the cover-up and find the Chechnyan separatists who aided the Americans at the mission?
Pocket Books * 9781451635584

HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS by Katherine Center (Fiction)
Paperback Original
A year after getting divorced, Helen Carpenter lets her annoying brother talk her into signing up for a wilderness survival course. When she discovers that her brother’s even-more-annoying best friend is also coming on the trip, she can’t imagine how it will be anything other than a disaster. Thus begins the strangest adventure of Helen's life: three weeks in the remotest wilderness of a mountain range in Wyoming, where she will survive mosquito infestations, a surprise summer blizzard, and a group of sorority girls.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250047304

THE HEAVEN OF ANIMALS: Stories by David James Poissant (Fiction/Short Stories)
Most of the stories in David James Poissant’s debut collection are set in the American South, and all are melancholy tales of domestic discord and loss. A cook at a diner pitches his gay teenage son through a window. A couple’s baby dies from SIDS. A wife is killed in a car accident. A teenager loses a limb. This is grim subject matter, but Poissant’s work is distinguished by his compassion and his gift for the well-turned phrase.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476729978

I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN by Mary Higgins Clark (Thriller)
Producer Laurie Moran’s true crime television show will launch with the unsolved murder of Betsy Powell. Betsy, a socialite, was found suffocated in her bed after a gala celebrating the graduation of her daughter and three friends. Reopening the case with the cooperation of the surviving guests that night, Laurie is sure to have a hit on her hands. But when the estranged friends begin filming, it becomes clear that each is hiding secrets.
Pocket Books * 9781476749082

THE KEEPER by John Lescroart (Thriller)
Hal Chase drives to the airport to pick up his stepbrother for the weekend. When they return, Hal’s wife, Katie, has disappeared without a clue. Hal becomes the prime suspect in her presumed murder, and the lawyer he wants for his defense is none other than Dismas Hardy himself. Hardy calls on his friend, former homicide detective Abe Glitsky, to look into the case. Glitsky’s mission is to identify other possible suspects, and there proves to be no shortage of them.
Atria Books * 9781476709192

THE LOST ISLAND: A Gideon Crew Novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Thriller/Adventure)
Gideon Crew is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. His task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells. Gideon accomplishes the impossible --- only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. The treasure to which it leads is no ordinary fortune. It is something far more precious: an amazing discovery that could perhaps even save Gideon's life.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455525799

THE LOVE LETTERS by Beverly Lewis (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Marlena Wenger's life takes an unexpected turn on the day she learns she must care for her estranged sister's baby. Spending the summer in Brownstown, Pennsylvania, to assist her Mennonite grandmother, and miles from Marlena's Old Order Amish beau, she feels out of her element in nearly every respect. Yet Marlena determines to do her best and stay focused on her future, even as those hopes become drastically altered.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764212468

MIND OF WINTER by Laura Kasischke (Psychological Thriller)
On a snowy Christmas morning, Holly Judge awakens with the fragments of a nightmare floating on the edge of her consciousness. Thirteen years ago, she and her husband Eric adopted baby Tatty. Now, at 15, Tatiana is more beautiful than ever --- and disturbingly erratic. As a blizzard rages outside, Holly and Tatiana are alone. With each passing hour, Tatiana’s mood darkens, and her behavior becomes increasingly frightening…until Holly finds she no longer recognizes her daughter.
Harper Perennial * 9780062284402

THE ONE & ONLY by Emily Giffin (Fiction)
Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas, too devoted to her hometown football team to leave. But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea’s comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she has chosen is really enough for her. Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most --- and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears and secrets.
Ballantine Books * 9780345546906

SALLY RIDE: America's First Woman in Space by Lynn Sherr (Biography)
Lynn Sherr, an award-winning broadcaster and author who spent more than 30 years at ABC News and covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys’ club to a more inclusive elite, has written the definitive biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, featuring exclusive insights from Ride’s family, partner, and countless friends and colleagues.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476725772

SECRETS OF THE LIGHTHOUSE by Santa Montefiore (Fiction)
Ellen Trawton leaves London, fleeing to her aunt’s cottage in Connemara and looking for a fresh start in life. Her imagination is soon captured by the compelling ruins of a lighthouse where a young mother died in a fire. The ghost of the young wife, Caitlin, haunts the nearby castle. Unable to move on, she watches her husband and children, hoping they might see her and feel her love once more. But she doesn’t anticipate her husband falling in love again. Can she prevent it? Or can she let go and find a way to freedom and happiness?
Simon & Schuster * 9781476735382

SPRING REMAINS by Mons Kallentoft (Thriller)
Paperback Original
Spring has finally arrived, filling the Swedish countryside with sunshine and flowers after a long, dark winter. The beautiful weather is lost on Detective Investigator Malin Fors, though, troubled as she is by the unexpected death of her emotionally distant mother and what it might mean for her own fragmented and dysfunctional family. But when an explosion rocks the town square, killing two young girls, leaving their mother fighting for life and terrifying the entire community, Malin has no time to address her family’s uncertain future.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781451642711

THE SWEET SPOT by Stephanie Evanovich (Romance)
When pro baseball player Chase Walker first meets Amanda at her restaurant, it's love at first sight. Chase has a few sexy and very secret pre-game rituals that turn the smart, headstrong businesswoman into his number one fan. Then a tabloid discovers the truth and turns their spanking good fun into a late-night punchline. Is Amanda ready to let loose and swing for the fences?
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062234827

THEY CALLED ME GOD: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived by Doug Harvey and Peter Golenbock (Sports/Memoir)
Doug Harvey went from working the overnight shift at a seedy bar to umpiring the World Series. After reaching the major leagues in record time, Doug enjoyed an amazing career that spanned 30 years. Now he’s ready to share the greatness, violence, pranks, rivalries and triumphs, providing a window into the game that only someone who is himself a legend can offer.
Gallery Books * 9781476748801

THE UNDERTAKER’S WIFE: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Laughter in the Unlikeliest of Places by Dee Oliver with Jodie Berndt (Memoir)
Paperback Original
In THE UNDERTAKER'S WIFE, Dee Oliver draws from her wealth of experience to provide candid and often hysterically funny advice on dying well and surviving the loss of those who have gone before. Her insights on the common ground of grief, survival and the ever-present faithfulness of God (to all of us, regardless of our race, religious upbringing or socio-economic background) will help readers prepare for one of life’s only certainties --- and do it with wisdom, grace and a healthy dose of joy.
Zondervan * 9780310340836

THE WEDNESDAY GROUP by Sylvia True (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Gail. Hannah. Bridget. Lizzy. Flavia. Each of them has a shameful secret, and each is about to find out that she is not alone. As the women share never-before-uttered secrets and bond over painful truths, they work on coming to terms with their husbands’ addictions and developing healthy boundaries for themselves. Meanwhile, their outside lives become more and more intertwined, until, finally, a series of events forces each woman to face her own denial, betrayal and uncertain future head-on.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250051882

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