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March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of March 30th and April 6th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of March 30th in Hardcover

March 31st

THE 13th DISCIPLE: A Spiritual Adventure by Deepak Chopra (Mystery/Adventure)
Weaving together masterful storytelling, page-turning intrigue, and biblical and religious scholarship, Deepak Chopra reveals illuminating truths about Jesus, his followers and, ultimately, belief itself. Like his previous New York Times bestselling novels, BUDDHA and JESUS, THE 13th DISCIPLE invites readers to know and experience religion in a new and breathtaking way.
HarperOne * 9780062241306

THE ANGEL COURT AFFAIR: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel by Anne Perry (Historical Mystery)
When Thomas Pitt is tasked with playing bodyguard to Sofia Delacruz, a young and controversial British preacher who has been living in Spain and has returned to England on a mysterious errand, he thinks it’s a waste of Special Branch’s time and resources. But when kidnappers manage to reach Sofia --- murdering two of her companions in the process --- Pitt learns that the message the lovely evangelist was meant to deliver was far more urgent than he knew.
Ballantine Books * 9780553391350

THE ARCHITECT’S APPRENTICE by Elif Shafak (Historical Fiction)
In 1540, 12-year-old Jahan arrives in Istanbul. As an animal tamer in the sultan’s menagerie, he looks after the exceptionally smart elephant Chota and befriends (and falls for) the sultan’s beautiful daughter, Princess Mihrimah. A palace education leads Jahan to Mimar Sinan, the empire’s chief architect, who takes Jahan under his wing as they construct (with Chota’s help) some of the most magnificent buildings in history. Yet even as they build Sinan’s triumphant masterpieces, dangerous undercurrents begin to emerge, with jealousy erupting among Sinan’s four apprentices.
Viking * 9780525427971

AT THE WATER’S EDGE by Sara Gruen (Historical Fiction)
After disgracing themselves at a high society New Year’s Eve party in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, a former army colonel who is already ashamed of his son’s inability to serve in the war. When Ellis and his best friend, Hank, decide that the only way to regain the Colonel’s favor is to succeed where the Colonel very publicly failed --- by hunting down the famous Loch Ness monster --- Maddie reluctantly follows them across the Atlantic, leaving her sheltered world behind.
Spiegel & Grau * 9780385523233

THE HARDER THEY COME by T. C. Boyle (Psychological Suspense)
On a vacation cruise to Central America with his wife, 70-year-old Sten Stensen unflinchingly kills a gun-wielding robber menacing a busload of senior tourists. The reluctant hero is relieved to return home to Fort Bragg, California, after the ordeal --- only to find that his delusional son, Adam, has spiraled out of control. As Adam's mental state fractures, he becomes increasingly schizophrenic, which leads him to shoot two people. On the run, he takes to the woods, spurring the biggest manhunt in California history.
Ecco * 9780062349378

NORMAL by Graeme Cameron (Psychological Suspense)
He lives in your community, shops in your grocery store and drives beside you on the highway. What you don't know is that he has an elaborate cage built into a secret basement under his garage. And the food that he's carefully shopping for is to feed a young woman he's holding there against her will. This is how it's been for a long time. Then he meets the checkout girl from the 24-hour grocery and realizes that all he needs is her. But just as he decides to go straight, the police start to close in.
Mira * 9780778318507

ORDINARY LIGHT: A Memoir by Tracy K. Smith (Memoir)
The youngest of five children, Tracy K. Smith was raised with limitless affection and a firm belief in God by a stay-at-home mother and an engineer father. But just as Tracy is about to leave home for college, her mother is diagnosed with cancer, a condition she accepts as part of God’s plan. ORDINARY LIGHT is the story of a young woman struggling to fashion her own understanding of belief, loss, history, and what it means to be black in America.
Knopf * 9780307962669

THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry (Thriller/Adventure)
Cotton Malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department known as the Magellan Billet, is now retired and owns an old bookshop in Denmark. But when his former boss asks him to track down a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files --- the kind that could bring the United States to its knees --- Malone is vaulted into a harrowing 24-hour chase that begins on the canals in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia.
Minotaur Books * 9781250056238

THE STRANGER SHE LOVED: A Mormon Doctor, His Beautiful Wife, and an Almost Perfect Murder by Shanna Hogan (True Crime)
In 2007, Dr. Martin MacNeill --- a doctor, lawyer and Mormon bishop --- discovered his wife of 30 years dead in the bathtub of their Pleasant Grove, Utah home. At first the death of 50-year-old Michele MacNeill appeared natural. But days after the funeral when Dr. MacNeill moved his much younger mistress into the family home, his children grew suspicious. New York Times bestselling author Shanna Hogan delves into the high-profile case, unmasking the monster beneath the doctor’s carefully concocted façade.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250057501

THE STRANGLER VINE by M.J. Carter (Historical Thriller)
William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India. Jeremiah Blake is a secret political agent gone native, a genius at languages and disguises, disenchanted with the whole ethos of British rule, but who cannot resist the challenge of an unresolved mystery. What starts as a wild goose chase for this unlikely pair --- trying to track down a missing writer who lifts the lid on Calcutta society --- becomes much more sinister as Blake and Avery get sucked into the mysterious Thuggee cult and its even more ominous suppression.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780399171673

THERE IS SIMPLY TOO MUCH TO THINK ABOUT: Collected Nonfiction written by Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin Taylor (Literary Collection)
The year 2015 marks several literary milestones: the centennial of Saul Bellow’s birth, the 10th anniversary of his death, and the publication of Zachary Leader’s much anticipated biography. Bellow, a Nobel Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner and the only novelist to receive three National Book Awards, has long been regarded as one of America’s most cherished authors. Here, Benjamin Taylor, editor of the acclaimed SAUL BELLOW: LETTERS, presents lesser-known aspects of the iconic writer.
Viking * 9780670016693

UNFORGETTABLE: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime by Scott Simon (Memoir)
When NPR’s Scott Simon began tweeting from his mother’s hospital room in July 2013, he didn’t know that his missives would soon spread well beyond his 1.2 million Twitter followers. Over the course of a few days, Simon chronicled his mother’s death and reminisced about her life, revealing her humor and strength, and celebrating familial love. UNFORGETTABLE expands on those famous tweets to create a memoir that is rich, deeply affecting, heart-wrenching and exhilarating.
Flatiron Books * 9781250061133

WATER TO THE ANGELS: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles by Les Standiford (History)
In 1907, Irish immigrant William Mulholland conceived and built one of the greatest civil engineering feats in history: the aqueduct that carried water 223 miles from the Sierra Nevada mountains to Los Angeles --- allowing this small desert city to grow into a modern global metropolis. Les Standiford vividly captures the larger-then-life engineer and the breathtaking scope of his six-year, $23 million project that would transform a region, a state and a nation at the dawn of its greatest century.
Ecco * 9780062251428

WEARING GOD: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God by Lauren F. Winner (Religion & Spirituality)
There are hundreds of metaphors for God, but the church only uses a few familiar images: creator, judge, savior, father. In WEARING GOD, Lauren Winner gathers a number of lesser-known tropes, reflecting on how they work biblically and culturally, and reveals how they can deepen our spiritual lives. Exploring the notion of God as clothing, Winner reflects on how we are “clothed with Christ” or how “God fits us like a garment.” She then analyzes how clothing functions culturally to shape our ideals and identify our community.
HarperOne * 9780061768125

WISDOM FROM WOMEN IN THE BIBLE: Giants of the Faith Speak into Our Lives by John C. Maxwell (Christian Life/Personal Growth)
If you could spend a few minutes with biblical heroines Ruth, Sarah, Mary and others, what valuable lessons would they share with you? In the tradition of RUNNING WITH THE GIANTS and LEARNING FROM THE GIANTS, John Maxwell shares wisdom on life and leadership inspired by the Bible --- this time focusing solely on the stories of nine incredible women. Learn how God blesses the promises you keep to Him, why you should follow your heart to find your hope, and how not to miss your moment with God.
FaithWords * 9781455557080

THE WORLD BEFORE US by Aislinn Hunter (Mystery)
Fifteen-year-old Jane Standen was babysitting a sweet young girl named Lily, and in one fleeting moment, she lost her. Twenty years later, Jane is an archivist at a small London museum that is about to close for lack of funding. As a final research project, Jane surveys the archives for information related to another missing person: a woman who disappeared over a hundred years ago in the same woods where Lily was lost. As Jane pieces moments in history together, a portrait of a fascinating group of people starts to unfurl.
Hogarth * 9780553418521

THE YEAR MY MOTHER CAME BACK: A Memoir by Alice Eve Cohen (Memoir)
Thirty years after her death, Alice Eve Cohen’s mother appears to her, seemingly in the flesh, and continues to do so during the hardest year Alice has had to face: the year her youngest daughter needs a harrowing surgery, her eldest daughter decides to reunite with her birth mother, and Alice herself receives a daunting diagnosis. As it turns out, it’s entirely possible for the people we’ve lost to come back to us when we need them the most.
Algonquin Books * 9781616203191
On Sale the Week of March 30th in Paperback

March 30th

BLOOD WILL OUT: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade by Walter Kirn (True Crime/Memoir)
In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn set out to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from his home in Montana to the New York apartment of Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector who had adopted the dog over the Internet. Thus began a 15-year relationship that drew Kirn deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who ultimately would be unmasked as a brazen serial impostor, child kidnapper and brutal murderer.
Liveright * 9781631490224

THE STORIES OF FREDERICK BUSCH edited by Elizabeth Strout (Fiction/Short Stories)
A contemporary of Ann Beattie and Tobias Wolff, Frederick Busch was a master craftsman of the form; his subjects were single-event moments in so-called ordinary life. The stories in this volume, selected by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout, are tales of families trying to heal their wounds, save their marriages, and rescue their children.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393350760

March 31st

THE BEEKEEPER’S BALL by Susan Wiggs (Fiction)
Isabel Johansen, a celebrated chef who grew up in the sleepy Sonoma town of Archangel, is transforming her childhood home into a destination cooking school. Bella Vista's rambling mission-style hacienda, with its working apple orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, is the idyllic venue for Isabel's project…and the perfect place for her to forget the past. But Isabel's carefully ordered plans begin to go awry when swaggering, war-torn journalist Cormac O'Neill arrives to dig up old history.
Mira * 9780778316992

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by Elizabeth Haynes (Mystery/Thriller)
Paperback Original
Ten years ago, 15-year-old Scarlett Rainsford vanished while on a family holiday in Greece. Lou Smith worked the case as a police constable, and failing to find Scarlett has been one of the biggest regrets of her career. No one is more shocked than Lou to learn that Scarlett has unexpectedly been found during a Special Branch raid of a brothel in Briarstone. What happened to her? How did she end up back here? And why is her family (with the exception of her emotionally fragile younger sister) less than enthusiastic about her return?
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062276117

BLOSSOM STREET BRIDES: A Blossom Street Novel by Debbie Macomber (Romance)
Fans of the Blossom Street series, prepare to rejoice! Within Seattle shop A Good Yarn's community, several knitters endeavor to overcome love snafus. Meanwhile, a mysterious do-gooder is planting "Knit Me" baskets of knitting projects around the city. Whoever it is brings publicity and increased business to Lydia's yarn shop. Who could it be?
Ballantine Books * 9780345528865

CHURCHILL AND THE KING: The Wartime Alliance of Winston Churchill and George VI by Kenneth Weisbrode (History/Politics)
King George VI and Winston Churchill were not destined to be partners, let alone allies. Yet together --- as foils, confidants, conspirators and comrades --- the unlikely duo guided Britain through war while inspiring renewed hope in the monarchy, Parliament, and the nation itself. In CHURCHILL AND THE KING, Kenneth Weisbrode explores the delicate fashioning of this important, though largely overlooked, relationship.
Penguin Books * 9780143125990

ELIOT NESS: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero by Douglas Perry (Biography)
ELIOT NESS follows the lawman through his days in Chicago and into his forgotten second act. As the public safety director of Cleveland, he achieved his greatest success: purging the city of corruption so deep that the mob and the police were often one and the same. And it was here, too, that he faced one of his greatest challenges: a serial killer known as the Torso Murderer who terrorized the city for years.
Penguin Books * 9780143126287

THE FORTUNE HUNTER by Daisy Goodwin (Historical Fiction)
A clever, plainspoken heiress whose money gives her a choice among suitors, Charlotte Baird falls in love with Captain Bay Middleton, the first man to really notice her. When Empress Elizabeth of Austria joins the legendary hunt organized by Earl Spencer in England, Bay is asked to guide her on the treacherous course. Their shared passion for riding leads to an infatuation that jeopardizes the growing bond between Bay and Charlotte, and threatens all of their futures.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250043900

HARBOR ISLAND: A Sharpe & Donovan Novel by Carla Neggers (Romantic Suspense)
Emma Sharpe joins her grandfather Wendell Sharpe, a world-renowned art detective, in the search for a serial art thief who has eluded them for a decade. The first heist occurred in Ireland, where an ancient cross was stolen, and now the thief leaves a replica after each crime to remind them of their failure. But when the replica turns up on the body of a dead woman, Emma must now face questions about her relationship with her fiance, while tracking the most ruthless killer she has ever encountered.
Mira * 9780778317791

THE HEIRESSES by Sara Shepard (Thriller)
The only thing more flawless than a Saybrook’s solitaire is the family behind the diamond empire. Beauties, entrepreneurs, debutantes and mavens, the Saybrooks are the epitome of high society. Anyone would kill to be one of them. But be careful what you wish for, because if you were a Saybrook, you’d be haunted by secrets and plagued by a dark streak of luck.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062259554

THE HOME PLACE by Carrie La Seur (Fiction)
The only Terrebonne who made it out, Alma thought she was done with Montana. But an unexpected call from the local police takes the successful lawyer back to her provincial hometown and pulls her into the family trouble she thought she’d left far behind: Her lying, party-loving sister, Vicky, is dead. When she returns home to bury Vicky and see to her orphaned niece, she discovers that the death may not have been an accident.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062323453

HOTEL FLORIDA: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War by Amanda Vaill (Biography/History)
HOTEL FLORIDA traces the tangled wartime destinies of three couples against the backdrop of a critical moment in history. From the raw material of unpublished letters and diaries, official documents, and recovered reels of film, Amanda Vaill has created a narrative of love and reinvention that is, finally, a story about truth: finding it out, telling it and living it --- whatever the cost.
Picador * 9781250062444

AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by Todd S. Purdum (History/Politics)
In a powerful narrative layered with revealing detail, Todd S. Purdum tells the story of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, recreating the legislative maneuvering and the larger-than-life characters who made its passage possible, from the Kennedy brothers to Lyndon Johnson, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Hubert Humphrey and Everett Dirksen. Purdum brings to life this signal achievement in American history and stands as a lesson for our own troubled times about what is possible when patience, bipartisanship and decency rule the day.
Picador * 9781250062468

THE MEMORY HOUSE: A Honey Ridge Novel by Linda Goodnight (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Memories of motherhood and marriage are fresh for Julia Presley, though tragedy took away both years ago. Finding comfort in the routine of running the Peach Orchard Inn, she lets the historic, mysterious place fill the voids of love and family. No more pleasure of a man's gentle kiss. No more joy in hearing a child call her Mommy. Life is calm and unchanging…until a stranger with a young boy and soul-deep secrets shows up in her Tennessee town and disrupts the loneliness of her world.
HQN Books * 9780373779642

MIMI MALLOY, AT LAST! by Julia MacDonnell (Fiction)
When an MRI reveals that Mimi Malloy’s brain is filled with black spots --- areas of atrophy, her doctor says --- the prospect of living out her days in an “Old Timer’s facility” starts to look like more than just an idea at the top of her eldest daughter’s to-do list. Yet as Mimi prepares to take a stand, she stumbles upon an old pendant, and her memory starts to return --- specifically, recollections of a shockingly painful childhood, her long-lost sister, and the wicked stepmother she swore to forget.
Picador * 9781250063779

NINE LIVES TO DIE: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown (Mystery)
Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author, Sneaky Pie Brown, return with an all-new mystery starring Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen, intrepid kitty sleuths Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker, the ever-faithful crime-solving corgi. This time around, Harry and her animal friends track a killer whose trail has gone as cold as the weather in December.
Bantam * 9780345530516

ONE PLUS ONE by Jojo Moyes
Jess’ life is falling apart. Her husband has done a vanishing act, her teenage stepson is being bullied, and her math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that she can’t afford to pay for. But then an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them --- Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. Driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages…maybe ever.
Penguin Books * 9780143127505

PART TIME COWBOY: A Copper Ridge Novel by Maisey Yates (Romance)
Paperback Original
Sadie Miller isn't expecting any welcome-home parades on her return to Copper Ridge. Least of all from part-time rancher, full-time lawman Eli Garrett. The straitlaced, impossibly hot deputy sheriff glares at her as if she's the same teenage hoodlum who fled town 10 years ago. Eli works too hard to let a blonde ball of trouble mess up his town. But keeping an eye on Sadie makes it tough to keep his hands off her. And if she's so wrong for him, why does being with her feel so right?
HQN Books * 9780373779598

THE PLOVER by Brian Doyle (Fiction/Adventure)
Declan O Donnell has sailed out of Oregon and deep into the vast, wild ocean, finally having had enough of other people and their problems. But the galaxy soon presents him with a string of odd, entertaining and dangerous passengers, who become companions of every sort and stripe. THE PLOVER is the story of their adventures and misadventures in the immense blue country one of their company calls Pacifica.
Picador * 9781250062451

SCENT OF TRIUMPH: A Novel of Perfume and Passion by Jan Moran
(Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
When French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt steps aboard a luxury ocean liner, leaving her son behind in Poland with his grandmother, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The year is 1939, and the declaration of war on the European continent soon threatens her beloved family, scattered across many countries. Traveling through London and Paris into occupied Poland, Danielle searches desperately for the remains of her family, relying on the strength and support of Jonathan Newell-Grey, a young captain.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250048905

THE SECOND SISTER by Marie Bostwick (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Years of long workdays and little sleep as a political campaigner are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey's boss is entering the White House. But when her estranged older sister, Alice, unexpectedly dies, Lucy is drawn back to Nilson's Bay, her small, close-knit, Wisconsin hometown. An accident in her teens left Alice mentally impaired, and she was content to stay in Nilson's Bay. To meet the terms of Alice's eccentric will, Lucy has taken up temporary residence in her sister's cottage --- and begins to see the town, and Alice's life, anew.
Kensington * 9781617736551

TED WILLIAMS, MY FATHER: A Memoir by Claudia Williams (Sports/Memoir)
Claudia Williams, the last surviving child of Ted Williams, recounts her time with one of baseball's brightest stars, offering a rare glimpse inside the Hall of Famer's life after he hung up his spikes. With a fresh insight, she presents an unexpected portrait of Ted Williams as more than the greatest hitter to ever live, but also as a flawed man with a kind heart.
Ecco * 9780062259578

THIS HEART OF MINE: A New Whiskey Creek Novel by Brenda Novak (Romance)
Paperback Original
Phoenix Fuller might have acted a bit obsessive when Riley Stinson broke up with her. But she did not run down the girl he started dating next. Unfortunately, there was no way to prove her innocence. Now, after serving her time in prison, Phoenix has been released. All she wants to do is return to Whiskey Creek and get to know her son, but Riley doesn’t trust her. He is, however, ready to find someone to love. And he wants a good mother for his son. He has no idea that he’s about to find both!
Mira * 9780778316725

TOM CLANCY SUPPORT AND DEFEND: A Campus Novel by Mark Greaney (Thriller/Adventure)
Dominic Caruso, the nephew of President Jack Ryan, is an FBI agent and operator for The Campus, a top secret intelligence agency that works off the books for the U.S. government. Ethan Ross is on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world. The CIA is desperate to get the drive back, but so are the Russians and various terrorist groups. Only Caruso stands in their way. Can he succeed without the aid of his Campus colleagues?
Berkley * 9780425279229

UNDER MAGNOLIA: A Southern Memoir by Frances Mayes (Memoir)
The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN and EVERY DAY IN TUSCANY, Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. She explores the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family.
Broadway Books * 9780307885920

UPDIKE by Adam Begley (Biography)
In this eye-opening, authoritative biography, Adam Begley offers a captivating portrait of John Updike, the author who saw himself as a literary spy in small-town and suburban America. Drawing on in-depth archival research, as well as interviews with the writer's family, friends and colleagues, Begley explores how Updike's fiction was shaped by his tumultuous personal life.
Harper Perennial * 9780061896460

THE WEDDING GIFT by Marlen Suyapa Bodden (Historical Fiction)
When prestigious plantation owner Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa’s hand in marriage, she takes with her a gift: Sarah --- her slave and her half-sister. Raised by an educated mother, Clarissa is not the proper southern belle she appears to be with ambitions of loving who she chooses, and Sarah equally hides behind the façade of being a docile house slave as she plots to escape.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250029027

April 1st

Paperback Original
"He's 100 percent boy...and I just don't understand him!" Angela Thomas, bestselling author of 52 THINGS KIDS NEED FROM A MOM, gets it. The mother of four children, Angela brings wisdom, humor and compassion to her new book for moms. Find encouragement and inspiration as she lays out 52 creative ways to help you connect with your son's heart. One week at a time, learn new ways to engage with your son and raise a godly young man. This fun, guilt-free resource will help you delight in the small moments that make for an abundant life.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736952217

BRIDGE TO HAVEN by Francine Rivers
(Historical Fiction)
To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she’s paid to finally feel like she’s somebody. Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what’s expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes. But fame comes at an awful price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted.
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. * 9781414368191
On Sale the Week of April 6th in Hardcover

April 6th

BETWEEN YOU & ME: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris (Writing/Reference)
Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in BETWEEN YOU & ME, which features her laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation and usage, and her clear explanations of how to handle them.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393240184

by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge (Fiction)
A year ago, Travis McKinley, an unknown golfing amateur, shocked the world by winning the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach. Still he can't shake the feeling that he's a fraud, an imposter who doesn't deserve his success. And after a series of disappointments and personal screw-ups, he might just prove himself right. A shot at redemption arrives in an unexpected form: a teenage outcast with troubles of his own --- and a natural golf swing.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316410977

WORDS WITHOUT MUSIC: A Memoir by Philip Glass (Memoir)
A world-renowned composer of symphonies, operas and film scores, Philip Glass has, almost single-handedly, crafted the dominant sound of late-20th-century classical music. Yet here, in WORDS WITHOUT MUSIC, he creates an entirely new and unexpected voice --- that of a born storyteller and an acutely insightful chronicler, whose behind-the-scenes recollections allow readers to experience those moments of creative fusion when life so magically merged with art.
Liveright * 9780871404381

April 7th

ACADEMY STREET by Mary Costello (Fiction)
Tess Lohan is the kind of woman that we meet and fail to notice every day. A single mother. A nurse. A quiet woman, who nonetheless feels things acutely --- a woman with tumultuous emotions and few people to share them with. ACADEMY STREET follows Tess from her girlhood in western Ireland through her relocation to America and her life there, concluding with a moving reencounter with her Irish family after 40 years of exile.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374100520

ADELINE: A Novel of Virginia Woolf by Norah Vincent (Historical Fiction)
On April 18, 1941, 22 days after Virginia Woolf went for a walk near her weekend house in Sussex and never returned, her body was reclaimed from the River Ouse. Norah Vincent’s ADELINE reimagines the events that brought Woolf to the riverbank. She channels Virginia and Leonard Woolf, T. S. and Vivienne Eliot, Lytton Strachey and Dora Carrington, laying bare their genius and their blind spots, their achievements and their failings, from the inside out.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544470200

BLACK SCORPION: The Tyrant Reborn written by Jon Land, created by Fabrizio Boccardi (Thriller/Adventure)
Five years have passed since Michael Tiranno saved the city of Las Vegas from a terrorist attack. And now a new enemy has surfaced in Eastern Europe in the form of an all-powerful organization called Black Scorpion. Once a victim of human trafficking himself, the shadowy group's crazed leader, Vladimir Dracu, has become the mastermind behind the scourge's infestation on a global scale. And now he's set his sights on Michael Tiranno for reasons birthed in a painful secret past that have scarred both men.
Forge Books * 9780765337238

BLOOD ON SNOW by Jo Nesbø (Thriller)
This is the story of Olav, an extremely talented “fixer” for one of Oslo’s most powerful crime bosses. But Olav is also an unusually complicated fixer. He has a capacity for love that is as far-reaching as is his gift for murder. He has an “innate talent for subordination,” but running through his veins is a “virus” born of the power over life and death. And while his latest job puts him at the pinnacle of his trade, it may be mutating into his greatest mistake.
Knopf * 9780385354196

CHASING SUNSETS: Angels Walking Series, Book 2 by Karen Kingsbury (Fiction)
Mary Catherine lives in Los Angeles with her roommate, Sami, and volunteers at a local youth center with coach Tyler Ames and LA Dodger Marcus Dillinger. Despite Mary Catherine’s intention to stay single, she finds herself drawing close to Marcus, and their budding romance offers an exciting life she never dreamed of. That is, until she receives devastating news from her doctor --- news that alters her future and forces her to make a rash decision.
Howard Books * 9781451687507

by Ann Packer
Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco, and buys the property on a whim. In Penny Greenway he finds a suitable wife, and they marry and have four kids. Thirty years later, the three oldest Blair children, now adults and still living near the family home, are disrupted by the return of the youngest, whose sudden presence and all-too-familiar troubles force a reckoning with who they are, separately and together, and set off a struggle over the family’s future.
Scribner * 9781476710457

COMPULSION by Allison Brennan (Thriller)
Investigative reporter Maxine Revere has a theory: that the five New York City murders for which Adam Bachman is being tried are just part of his killing spree. In probing the disappearance of a retired couple who vanished the prior summer, Max uncovers striking similarities to Bachman's MO and develops a theory that Bachman wasn't working alone. She wins a coveted pre-trial interview with the killer, whose disarming composure in the face of her questions is combined with uncomfortable knowledge of her own past.
Minotaur Books * 9781250035028

EMMA: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith (Fiction)
The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury to prepare for the launch of her interior design business. Soon she befriends Harriet Smith, the naïve but charming young teacher’s assistant at an English-language school run by the hippie-ish Mrs. Goddard. Harriet is Emma’s inspiration to do the two things she does best: offer guidance to those less wise in the ways of the world and put her matchmaking skills to good use.
Pantheon * 9780804197953

FALLING IN LOVE: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon (Mystery)
Invited by Commissario Guido Brunetti to dine at his in-laws’ palazzo, opera star Flavia Petrelli confesses her alarm at the excessive displays of adoration from an anonymous fan. When a talented young Venetian singer who has caught Flavia’s attention is savagely attacked, Brunetti begins to think that Flavia’s fears are justified in ways neither of them imagined. He must enter into the psyche of an obsessive fan before Flavia, or anyone else, comes to harm.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802123534

A FINE ROMANCE by Candice Bergen
A FINE ROMANCE begins with Candice Bergen’s charming first husband, French director Louis Malle, whose huge appetite for life broadened her horizons and whose occasional darkness never diminished their love for each other. But her real romance begins when she discovers overpowering love for her daughter after years of ambivalence about motherhood. As Chloe grows up, Bergen finds her comic genius in the biggest TV role of the '80s, "Murphy Brown," and makes unwanted headlines when Dan Quayle pulls her into the 1992 presidential campaign.

Simon & Schuster * 9780684808277

FOX IS FRAMED: A Leo Maxwell Mystery by Lachlan Smith (Mystery)
Faced with evidence of stunning prosecutorial misconduct, a San Francisco judge has ordered a new trial for the Maxwell brothers' father, Lawrence, who was convicted of killing their mother 21 years before. A prison snitch soon turns up dead, with Lawrence the only suspect, and Leo teams up with hotshot attorney Nina Schuyler to defend Lawrence against murder charges both old and new. Leo is forced to confront the darkness at the center of his life as he follows a trail of corruption and danger that leads to the very steps of City Hall.
Mysterious Press * 9780802123503

THE FOLDED CLOCK: A Diary by Heidi Julavits (Diaries & Journals)
When Heidi Julavits found her old diaries in a storage bin, she hoped to discover the early evidence of the person (and writer) she’d since become. Instead, "The actual diaries revealed me to possess the mind of a paranoid tax auditor." Thus was born a desire to try again, to chronicle her daily life as a forty-something woman, wife, mother and writer. The result is THE FOLDED CLOCK, in which the diary form becomes a meditation on time and self, youth and aging, betrayal and loyalty, friendship and romance, art and ambition.
Doubleday * 9780385538985

GET YOUR HOPES UP!: Expect Something Good to Happen to You Every Day by Joyce Meyer (Christian Life/Inspirational)
One of the most powerful forces in the universe is hope --- the happy and confident anticipation that something good is going to happen. Regardless of where one is in life, it is impossible to live successfully and to the fullest without hope. With GET YOUR HOPES UP! Joyce Meyer will help readers achieve a lasting sense of hope, built on their faith in God.
FaithWords * 9781455517312

HOT PURSUIT: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods (Thriller/Adventure)
Stone Barrington meets a gorgeous pilot who’s soon moving to New York and available for closer acquaintance. Their travels together lead them from Wichita to Europe, but trailing them is his new lady love’s unstable, criminal ex-boyfriend. And while Stone is fending off his newest adversary, trouble is brewing on the international stage. Several enemy operatives are at large, and only a coordinated intelligence effort will have any chance of stopping their deadly plot.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780399169168

I REFUSE written by Per Petterson, translated by Don Bartlett (Fiction)
Per Petterson weaves a tale of two men whose accidental meeting one morning recalls their boyhood 35 years ago. Back then, Tommy was separated from his sisters after he stood up to their abusive father. Jim was by Tommy's side through it all. But one winter night, a chance event on a frozen lake forever changed the balance of their friendship. Now Jim fishes alone on a bridge as Tommy drives by in a new Mercedes, and it's clear their fortunes have reversed. Over the course of the day, the life of each man will be irrevocably altered.
Graywolf Press * 9781555976996

INSIDE THE O’BRIENS by Lisa Genova (Fiction)
A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their 20s, and respected police officer, Joe O'Brien begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper outbursts, and strange, involuntary movements. He initially attributes these episodes to the stress of his job, but as these symptoms worsen, he agrees to see a neurologist and is handed a diagnosis that will change his and his family’s lives forever: Huntington’s Disease.
Gallery Books * 9781476717777

THE JAZZ PALACE by Mary Morris (Historical Fiction)
In the midst of boomtown Chicago, two Jewish families have suffered terrible blows. The Lehrmans, who run a small hat factory, lost their beloved son Harold in a blizzard. The Chimbrovas, who run a saloon, lost three of their boys on the SS Eastland when it sank in 1915. Each family holds out hope that one of their remaining children will rise to carry on the family business. But Benny Lehrman has no interest in making hats. His true passion is piano --- especially jazz.
Nan A. Talese * 9780385539739

KILLER, COME HITHER by Louis Begley (Thriller)
A horrified and incredulous Jack Dana digs into the facts surrounding the death of his uncle Harry of an apparent suicide. Aided by Harry’s most trusted associate, Kerry Black, and by his college friend Scott Prentice, who now works for the CIA, Jack discovers that Harry had pierced the secret of his most important client, Abner Brown, a right-wing multibillionaire notorious for backing extremist causes. The stakes and dangers are huge. Harry’s death now seems anything but a suicide.
Nan A. Talese * 9780385539142

THE LADY FROM ZAGREB by Philip Kerr (Historical Thriller)
A beautiful actress, a rising star of the giant German film company UFA, now controlled by the Propaganda Ministry. The very clever, very dangerous Propaganda Minister --- close confidant of Hitler, an ambitious schemer and flagrant libertine. And Bernie Gunther, former Berlin homicide bull, now forced to do favors for Joseph Goebbels at the Propaganda Minister’s command. This time, the favor is personal. And this time, nothing is what it seems.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780399167645

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now edited by Ann Imig (Parenting/Essays)
Based on the sensational national performance movement, LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER showcases the experiences of ordinary people of all racial, gender and age backgrounds, from every corner of the country. This collection of essays celebrates and validates what it means to be a mother today. The stories are raw, honest, poignant and sometimes raunchy, ranging from adoption, assimilation to emptying nests; first-time motherhood, foster-parenting, to infertility; single-parenting, LGBTQ parenting, to special-needs parenting.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780399169854

MARTIN MARTEN by Brian Doyle (Fiction)
Dave is 14 years old, eager and headlong. He is about to start high school, which is scary and alluring. Martin is a pine marten, a small, muscled hunter of the deep woods. He is about to leave home for the first time, which is scary and thrilling. Both of these wild animals are setting off on adventures on their native Mount Hood in Oregon, and their lives, paths and trails will cross, weave and blend.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250045201

MY JOURNEY WITH MAYA by Tavis Smiley, with David Ritz (Memoir)
Tavis Smiley and Maya Angelou met in 1986. For the next 28 years, Angelou was a teacher and a maternal figure to Smiley, and they talked often of art, politics, history, music, religion and race. In MY JOURNEY WITH MAYA, Smiley beautifully recounts a friendship filled with conversation that began when he, a recent college graduate and a poor kid from a big family in the Midwest, accompanied the revered writer on a sojourn to Ghana.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316341752

ODYSSEUS ABROAD by Amit Chaudhuri (Fiction)
It is 1985. Twenty-two-year-old Ananda has been in London for two years, practicing at being a poet. He is homesick and thinks of himself as an inveterate outsider, yet he can't help feeling that there's something romantic, even poetic, in his isolation. His uncle, Radhesh, a magnificent failure who lives in genteel impoverishment and celibacy, has been in London for nearly three decades. ODYSSEUS ABROAD follows them on one of their weekly, familiar forays about town.
Knopf * 9781101874516

ONE MILE UNDER: A Ty Hauck Novel by Andrew Gross (Thriller)
When an old friend contacts Ty Hauck and says his daughter is in trouble, he doesn't hesitate to get involved. Together, the two step into a sinister scheme running deep beneath the surface of a quiet, Colorado town that has made a deal with the devil to survive. But in the square-off between giant energy companies and beaten-down ranchers and farmers, one resource is even more valuable in this drought-stricken region than oil. They both will kill for it --- water.
William Morrow * 9780061655999

ORHAN’S INHERITANCE by Aline Ohanesian (Fiction)
When Orhan’s brilliant and eccentric grandfather is found dead in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits his decades-old business. Kemal has left the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away, an aging woman in a retirement home in Los Angeles. Intent on righting this injustice, Orhan boards a plane to LA. There, he will unearth the story that 87-year-old Seda so closely guards --- the story that, if told, has the power to undo the legacy upon which Orhan’s family is built, the story that could unravel Orhan’s own future.
Algonquin Books * 9781616203740

PICNIC IN PROVENCE: A Memoir with Recipes
by Elizabeth Bard
Filled with enticing recipes for stuffed zucchini flowers, fig tart and honey & thyme ice cream, PICNIC IN PROVENCE is the story of everything that happens after the happily ever after: an American learning the tricks of French motherhood, a family finding a new professional passion, and a cook's initiation into classic Provencal cuisine. With wit, humor and a scoop of wild strawberry sorbet, Elizabeth Bard reminds us that life --- in and out of the kitchen --- is a rendezvous with the unexpected.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316246163

THE RESIDENCE: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower (Social History)
America’s First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous and heartwarming, THE RESIDENCE reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family.
Harper * 9780062305190

THE ROYAL WE by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (Fiction)
American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister, Lacey, has always been the romantic who fantasized about glamour and royalty, fame and fortune. Yet it's Bex who seeks adventure at Oxford and finds herself living down the hall from Prince Nicholas, Great Britain's future king. And when Bex can't resist falling for Nick, the person behind the prince, it propels her into a world she did not expect to inhabit, under a spotlight she is not prepared to face.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455557103

SCENT OF MURDER by James O. Born (Mystery/Thriller)
Two years after being tossed from the detective bureau for using questionable tactics while catching a child molester, deputy Tim Hallett's life is finally on track. Assigned to a special K-9 unit with the best partner in the world, a Belgian Malinois named Rocky, Hallett has finally learned to balance police work with his family life. But that all changes in the heat of a Florida sugarcane field. While searching for a kidnapper, Rocky locks onto the scent of a predator unlike anyone has ever seen. Or have they?
Forge Books * 9780765378477

SISTERS OF HEART AND SNOW by Margaret Dilloway (Fiction)
Rachel and Drew Snow may be sisters, but their lives have followed completely different paths. When their deferential Japanese mother, Hikari, is diagnosed with dementia and gives Rachel power of attorney, Rachel’s domineering father, Killian, becomes enraged. In a rare moment of lucidity, Hikari asks Rachel for a book in her sewing room, and Rachel enlists her sister’s help in the search. The book reveals truths about Drew and Rachel’s relationship that resonate across the centuries, connecting them in ways that turn their differences into assets.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780399170805

A SLANT OF LIGHT by Jeffrey Lent (Historical Fiction)
At the close of the Civil War, weary veteran Malcolm Hopeton returns to his home in western New York State to find his wife and hired man missing and his farm in disrepair. A double murder ensues, the repercussions of which ripple through a community with spiritual roots in the Second Great Awakening. Hopeton has gone from the horrors of war to those far worse, and arrayed around him are a host of other people struggling to make sense of his crime.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620404966

THE SYMPATHIZER by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Historical Fiction)
It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among their number, the captain, is secretly observing and reporting on the group to a higher-up in the Viet Cong.
Grove Press * 9780802123459

VISITING HOURS: A Memoir of Friendship and Murder by Amy Butcher (Memoir)
Four weeks before their college graduation, 21-year-old Kevin Schaeffer walked Amy Butcher to her home in their college town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Hours after parting ways with Amy, he fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend, Emily Silverstein. Although severely affected by Kevin’s crime, Amy remained devoted to him as a friend, believing that his actions were the direct result of his untreated illness. Over time, she became obsessed --- determined to discover the narrative that explained what Kevin had done.
Blue Rider Press * 9780399172076

THE WATER MUSEUM: Stories by Luis Alberto Urrea (Fiction/Short Stories)
Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea reveals his mastery of the short form. Suffused with wanderlust, compassion, and no small amount of rock and roll, this collection includes the Edgar Award-winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316334372
On Sale the Week of April 6th in Paperback

April 6th

DRY BONES IN THE VALLEY by Tom Bouman (Thriller)
The lone policeman in a small township on the sparse northern border, Henry Farrell has watched the steady encroachment of gas drilling bring new wealth and erode neighborly trust. The drug trade is pushing heroin into the territory, and outlaws are cooking meth in the woods. When a stranger turns up dead, Henry’s search for the killer will open old wounds, dredge up ancient crimes, and exact a deadly price.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393350784

April 7th

A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker (Historical Fiction)
The outcast daughter of one of the most powerful Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia, Maviah is called on to protect the very people who rejected her. When their enemies launch a sudden attack with devastating consequences, Maviah escapes with the help of two of her father's warriors. If they can survive the vast forbidding sands of a desert that is deadly to most, they will reach a brutal world subjugated by kings and emperors. There Maviah must secure an unlikely alliance with King Herod of the Jews. But Maviah's path leads her unexpectedly to another man.
Center Street * 9781455578542

ALL FALL DOWN by Jennifer Weiner (Fiction)
Allison Weiss frets about the truth of her seemingly happy life: that her husband is becoming distant, that her daughter is acting out, that her father’s early Alzheimer’s is worsening and her mother is barely managing to cope. She tells herself that the pills she’s taking let her make it through her days. But what if her ever-increasing drug use, a habit that’s becoming expensive and hard to hide, is turning into her biggest problem of all?
Washington Square Press * 9781451617795

THE AMERICAN MISSION by Matthew Palmer (Thriller)
After a devastating experience in Darfur strips Alex Baines, former rising star of the State Department, of his security clearances, he receives a call from his old mentor with an incredible opportunity to start over. The job isn’t quite what Alex imagined it to be when he finds a shady U.S.-based mining company everywhere he turns. As violence in the political climate escalates, Alex struggles to balance the best interests of the United States with the fate of the Congo and its people.
Berkley * 9780425275382

THE ARSONIST by Sue Miller (Psychological Suspense)
Houses are going up in flames, and not by accident, in a rural New Hampshire community, setting off sparks in the town and its people. This quietly passionate novel from the bestselling author of WHILE I WAS GONE and THE SENATOR’S WIFE builds up plenty of suspense about who set the fires, but the real mysteries it addresses are those of the human heart.
Vintage * 9780307741790

BURIED SECRETS: Men of Valor, Book 1 by Irene Hannon (Romantic Suspense/Mystery)
Paperback Original
After years as a Chicago homicide detective, Lisa Grant is ready for the kinder, gentler life of a small-town police chief. But the discovery of a human skeleton by a construction crew at the edge of town taxes department resources. Enter ex-Navy SEAL Mac McGregor, the detective sent by the county to assist on the case. As they work to solve the mystery behind the unmarked grave, danger begins to shadow them. Someone doesn't want this dead person telling any tales --- and will stop at nothing to make certain a life-shattering secret stays buried.
Revell * 9780800721268

BURN: A Detective Michael Bennett Thriller by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Thriller)
Back in the city that never sleeps, Detective Michael Bennett takes over a chaotic Outreach Squad in Harlem, where he receives an unusual call: a man claims to have seen a group of well-dressed men holding a bizarre party in a condemned building. With no clear crime or evidence, Bennett dismisses the report. But when a charred body is found in the same building, he is forced to take the caller seriously --- and is drawn into an underground criminal world of terrifying depravity.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455515875

THE CREOLE PRINCESS: Gulf Coast Chronicles, Book 2 by Beth White (Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
Lyse Lanier may be largely French in heritage, but she spends most of her time in the company of the ebullient daughter of the British commander of Mobile. When a charming young Spanish merchant docks in town, Lyse is immediately struck by his easy wit and flair for the dramatic. But is he truly who he makes himself out to be? Spies abound, and Spain has yet to choose a side in the American conflict. Is Lyse simply an easy mark for Rafael Gonzalez to exploit? Or are his overtures of love as genuine as Spanish gold?
Revell * 9780800721985

DAVID AND GOLIATH: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell (Psychology)
In DAVID AND GOLIATH, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages. He offers a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, cope with a disability, lose a parent, attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.
Back Bay Books * 9780316204378

DECEPTION ON SABLE HILL: A Chicago World's Fair Mystery by Shelley Gray (Historical Mystery/Romance)
Paperback Original
Eloisa Carstairs is the reigning debutant of Gilded Age Chicago society. Several months ago, she endured a horrible assault at the hands of Douglass Sloane, heir to one of Chicago’s wealthiest families. Fearing the loss of her reputation, Eloisa confided in only one friend. That is, until she meets Detective Sean Ryan at a high-society ball. In the last month, three debutants have been accosted by an assailant wielding a knife, and Eloisa fears for her safety at every event she attends. Will Eloisa and Sean catch the killer before all their hopes come crashing down?
Zondervan * 9780310338505

A DESPERATE FORTUNE by Susanna Kearsley
Paperback Original

Jacobite exile Mary Dundas is filled with longing --- for freedom, for adventure, for the family she lost. When fate opens the door, Mary dares to set her foot on a path far more surprising and dangerous than she ever could have dreamed. Meanwhile, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas faces events in her own life that require letting go of everything she thought she knew. Though divided by centuries, these two women are united in a quest to discover the limits of trust and the unlikely coincidences of fate.
Sourcebooks Landmark * 9781492602026

THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP: A Novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad by Alex Grecian (Historical Thriller)
London, 1890. Four vicious murderers have escaped from prison, part of a plan gone terribly wrong, and now it is up to Walter Day, Nevil Hammersmith and the rest of Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad to hunt down the convicts before the men can resume their bloody spree. During the escape, the killers have stumbled upon the location of another notorious murderer, one thought gone for good but now prepared to join forces with them.
Berkley * 9780425274859

DON’T TRY TO FIND ME by Holly Brown (Psychological Thriller)
Don’t try to find me. Though the message on the kitchen white board is written in Marley’s hand, her mother Rachel knows there has to be some other explanation. Marley would never run away. As the days pass and it sinks in that the impossible has occurred, Rachel and her husband Paul are informed that the police have “limited resources.” If they want their 14-year-old daughter back, they will have to find her themselves.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062305855

EVERYBODY’S GOT SOMETHING: A Memoir by Robin Roberts, with Veronica Chambers (Memoir)
With grace, heart and humor, Robin Roberts writes about overcoming breast cancer only to learn five years later that she will need a bone marrow transplant to combat a rare blood disorder; the grief and heartbreak she suffered when her mother passed away; her triumphant return to “Good Morning America” after her medical leave; and the tremendous support and love of her family and friends that saw her through her difficult times.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455578443

FIELD OF PREY: A Lucas Davenport Novel by John Sandford (Thriller)
After multiple bodies are found in an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields, Lucas Davenport begins to investigate and makes some disturbing discoveries of his own. The victims had been killed over a great many years, one every summer. How could this have happened without anybody noticing? One thing is for sure: the killer had to live close by and was probably even someone they saw every day.
Berkley * 9780425275115

FINDING ME by Kathryn Cushman (Fiction)
Paperback Original
All her life, Kelli Huddleston has been told the story of a fire --- a fire that killed her mother and two siblings when she was an infant. After her father's death, though, she uncovers evidence of a different story, including clippings about a boat accident that killed a young father and his infant daughter. And Kelli quietly realizes that the story of her life has been made up. When a trip to Tennessee to uncover the truth threatens to open doors to a past better left shut, and her plans for the future are jeopardized, Kelli is faced with an agonizing choice that will change her life forever.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764212611

THE GARDEN OF BURNING SAND by Corban Addison (Fiction)
When a young girl with Down syndrome is sexually assaulted, human rights attorney Zoe Fleming joins Zambian police officer Joseph Kabuta in investigating the rape. Zoe and Joseph discover an unsettling connection between the girl and a powerful Zambian family who will stop at nothing to bury the truth. Opposed on all sides, they find themselves caught in a dangerous clash between the forces of justice and power.
Quercus * 9781623653866

Nombeko Mayeki was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township. But she finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s, then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994. This is a story about the seventh missile, the one that was never supposed to have existed.
Ecco * 9780062329141

THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt (Fiction)
Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. He clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the underworld of art. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love --- and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
Back Bay Books * 9780316055444

THE HURRICANE SISTERS by Dorothea Benton Frank (Fiction)
Dorothea Benton Frank once again takes us deep into the heart of her magical South Carolina Lowcountry. There we meet three generations of women buried in secrets. The determined matriarch, Maisie Pringle, will have the final word on everything, especially when she's dead wrong. Her daughter, Liz, has an emotionally demanding career that will eventually open all their eyes to a terrible truth. And Liz's daughter, Ashley, has dreamy ambitions of her unlikely future that keeps them all at odds.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062132543

HYDE by Daniel Levine (Historical Mystery)
Mr. Hyde is trapped, locked in Dr. Jekyll’s surgical cabinet, counting the hours until his inevitable capture. As four days pass, he has the chance to tell his story --- the story of his brief, marvelous life. Summoned to life by strange potions, Hyde knows not when or how long he will have control of “the body.” As the experiment continues, their mutual existence is threatened, not only by the uncertainties of untested science, but also by a mysterious stalker.
Mariner Books * 9780544484023

Artist Richard Haddon is in despair. He's supposedly "successful" in that his art is selling, but he despises the work he’s doing. Even worse, his mistress has dumped him, and his once-wonderful marriage has turned frosty and impersonal. Just when you might think his life cannot get any worse, it does, making his road to redemption rough indeed --- as well as a terrific read.
Touchstone * 9781476764559

THE KING’S CURSE by Philippa Gregory (Historical Fiction)
Margaret Pole is married off to a Lancaster supporter entrusted with the governorship of Wales. When Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, arrives with his bride Katherine of Aragon, Margaret soon becomes a trusted advisor and friend by hiding her own royal connections. Following Arthur’s death, Katherine marries his brother, Henry VIII. Margaret is summoned to court as the chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine, and must choose between the king and queen, between her faith or the theology of her new masters.
Touchstone * 9781451626124

THE LEGACY: The Restoration Series, Book 4 by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley (Romance)
Paperback Original
For years, Doug Anderson has been drifting slowly but steadily away from both his family and his faith. His friend, Christina, hopes that what she is seeing online isn't true. But just as things begin to settle down a bit, Doug's life takes a turn that requires every bit of faith and patience for both his family and Christina --- whose growing feelings for Doug, a man who writes her off as not worth his time, keep her off balance. Will Doug's crisis finally clear his vision and help him focus on what he has right in front of him?
Revell * 9780800721510

ONE OF US by Tawni O’Dell (Psychological Thriller)
As a boy, forensic psychologist Sheridan Doyle (aka Danny Doyle) was plagued by panic attacks and haunted by the tragic death of his little sister and mental unraveling of his mother. Returning to a hometown grappling with its own ghosts, Danny finds a dead body at the infamous Lost Creek gallows where a band of rebellious Irish miners was once executed. Teaming up with veteran detective Rafe, Danny comes dangerously close to startling truths about his family, his past and himself.
Gallery Books * 9781476755939

PRAYER by Philip Kerr (Psychological Thriller)
Gil Martins, an agent with the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Unit in Houston, confronts the violence generated by extremism within our nation’s borders every day. But when Gil discovers that he played a key role in wrongly condemning an innocent man to death row, it shakes his faith. As Gil investigates both cases, he realizes that there may be a connection --- answering his prayers in a most terrifying way.
Penguin Books * 9780143127093

RUIN FALLS by Jenny Milchman (Psychological Thriller)
When Liz Daniels discovers that her husband, Paul, has kidnapped their two children, she throws herself into the search for them. Her investigation uncovers a disturbing incident from Paul's past, and she begins receiving ominous threats, warning her to stay away. Liz digs deeper into his secrets --- only to discover that his plans are far more extreme than she ever could have imagined.
Ballantine Books * 9780345549099

THE STOLEN ONES by Richard Montanari (Thriller)
Luther Wade grew up in Cold River, a warehouse for the criminally insane. Two decades ago the hospital closed it doors forever, but Luther never left. He wanders the catacombs beneath the city, channeling the violent dreams of Eduard Kross, Europe's most prolific serial killer of the 20th century. A two-year-old girl found wandering the streets of Philadelphia by detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano may hold the key to solving a string of murders committed in and around Priory Park.
Mulholland Books * 9780316244718

SUSPICION by Joseph Finder (Thriller)
When single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to afford his daughter’s private school, he has no one to turn to for financial support. Until Thomas Galvin, the father of his daughter’s new best friend, offers to lend him money. However, the moment the money is wired into Danny’s account, the DEA comes knocking on his door. Danny faces an impossible choice: an indictment for accepting drug money that he can’t afford to fight in court, or an unthinkably treacherous undercover assignment helping the government get close to his new family friend.
Signet * 9780451472564

A WANTED WOMAN by Eric Jerome Dickey (Romantic Suspense)
The Trinidad contract was supposed to be simple: to make a living man become a dead man. When the job goes bad, there is nowhere for agent MX-401, known as Reaper, to hide from the fearsome local warlords, the Laventille Killers. Her employers, the Barbarians, send her to Barbados with the LK’s in hot pursuit of the woman who took many of their own. While she trawls for low-profile assignments, Reaper discovers that family ties run deep, on both sides of the fight.
NAL * 9780451466105

Paperback Original
Whiskey is everything his twin brother, Charlie, is not --- bold, daring, carefree --- and Charlie blames his brother for always stealing the limelight. When they were just boys, the secret language they whispered back and forth over their crackly walkie-talkies connected them. As the brothers grew up, they grew apart, and in their adulthood, they are barely even speaking to each other. When Charlie hears that Whiskey has been in a terrible accident, he can’t make sense of it. Who is he without Whiskey?
Sourcebooks Landmark * 9781492607861

WHITEY ON TRIAL: Secrets, Corruption, and the Search for Truth by Margaret McLean and Jon Leiberman (True Crime)
The Whitey Bulger trial: 19 gruesome murders, a dead witness, government secrets, FBI corruption, an unbelievable love triangle. This nonfiction thriller features courtroom drama and behind-the-scenes exclusives from Whitey himself, the cops and U.S. attorneys who brought him down, jurors, the defense team, an imprisoned FBI agent, Whitey's victims, two former lovers, and current high-ranking members of both the Italian and Irish mobs. Whitey's machine guns and gangland-style violence will never be seen in Boston again.
Forge Books * 9780765337771

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