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April 28, 2015

April 28, 2015

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of April 27th and May 4th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of April 27th in Hardcover

April 28th

DANGEROUS WHEN WET: A Memoir by Jamie Brickhouse (Memoir)
From the age of five, all Jamie Brickhouse wanted was to be at a party with a drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other, and all Mama Jean wanted was to keep him at that age, her Jamie doll forever. A Texan Elizabeth Taylor with the split personality of Auntie Mame and Mama Rose, always camera-ready and flamboyantly outspoken, Mama Jean haunted him his whole life, no matter how far away he went or how deep in booze he swam.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250041159

DEATH WEARS A BEAUTY MASK AND OTHER STORIES by Mary Higgins Clark (Thriller/Short Stories)
From Mary Higgins Clark’s first-ever published story, to classic tales featuring Alvirah and Willy, My Gal Sunday and many more, DEATH WEARS A BEAUTY MASK AND OTHER STORIES gives readers the chance to revisit the short story highlights from the “Queen of Suspense.” The jewel of this collection is the title novella showcasing the dazzling and dangerous world of high fashion in 1970s New York City. Mary began the story in 1974 but put it aside to write WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN?, the book that launched her career. Fortunately, she returned to it nearly 40 years later.
Simon & Schuster * 9781501110993

THE DOLL MAKER by Richard Montanari (Mystery)
A murdered girl is found posed on a newly painted bench. Beside her is a formal invitation to a tea dance in a week's time. Seven days later, two more young victims are discovered in an abandoned house, posed on painted swings. At the scene is an identical invitation. This time, though, there is something extra waiting for Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano: a delicate porcelain doll. They have just seven more days to find the link between the murders before another innocent child is snatched from the streets.
Mulholland Books * 9780316244732

EARLY WARNING by Jane Smiley (Historical Fiction)
EARLY WARNING opens in 1953 with the Langdon family at a crossroads. Their stalwart patriarch, Walter, has suddenly died, leaving their five children, now adults, looking to the future. As the country moves out of post-World War II optimism through the darker landscape of the Cold War and the social and sexual revolutions of the 1960s and ’70s, and then into the unprecedented wealth (for some) of the early 1980s, the Langdon children each follow a different path in a rapidly changing world.
Knopf * 9780307700322

GATHERING PREY by John Sandford (Thriller)
They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes --- they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them. Lucas Davenport’s adopted daughter, Letty, gets a phone call from a woman Traveler who thinks somebody is killing her friends, she’s afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. In the days to come, Lucas will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen --- and that just may change the course of his life.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780399168796

GRAVE CONSEQUENCES: A Charlie Henry Mystery by David and Aimée Thurlo (Mystery)
A young Navajo man comes into Charlie Henry's pawn shop, claiming that his girlfriend mistakenly pawned a beautiful family heirloom, a turquoise necklace that she desperately needs back. When he's unable to produce any proof of this tale, Charlie is immediately suspicious. Then the young man returns with reinforcements --- and guns --- making it abundantly clear that there's more to this story than a family treasure. This necklace quickly becomes the focus of a case where everyone lies, and every question seems to answer with gunfire.
Minotaur Books * 9781250029003

THE LAST BOOKANEER by Matthew Pearl (Historical Fiction)
Pen Davenport is the most infamous bookaneer in Europe. A master of disguise, he makes his living stalking harbors, coffeehouses and print shops for the latest manuscript to steal. For a hundred years, loose copyright laws and a hungry reading public created a unique opportunity: books could be published without an author’s permission. Yet on the eve of the 20th century, the bookaneers are on the verge of extinction, as a new international treaty is signed to grind this literary underground to a sharp halt. THE LAST BOOKANEER tells the astonishing story of these literary thieves’ epic final heist.
Penguin Press * 9781594204920

THE LEGEND OF CALEB YORK by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (Western)
Crooked Sheriff Harry Gauge rules the town of Trinidad, New Mexico, with an iron fist. His latest scheme is to force rancher George Cullen into selling his spread and to take Cullen's beautiful daughter, Willa, for his bride --- whether she's willing or not. The old man isn't about to go down without a fight. He sends out a telegram to hire the west's toughest gunslinger to kill the sheriff. But when a stranger rides into Trinidad, no one's sure who he is --- but it's deadly clear he's a man who won't be pushed.
Kensington * 9781617735943

MADAM PRESIDENT by Nicolle Wallace (Fiction)
Charlotte Kramer is the 45th President of the United States. During her term, five major attacks are leveled on US soil. Her secretary of defense and her press secretary must reassure the country that the safety they treasure is in capable hands. But secrets have always thrived in President Kramer’s White House. All three of these women are hiding personal and professional secrets that could rock the West Wing to its very foundations…and change the lives of the people they love most.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476756899

THE MEMORY PAINTER by Gwendolyn Womack (Thriller)
Bryan Pierce is an internationally famous artist; each one of his canvases is inspired by an unusually vivid dream. When Bryan awakes, he possesses extraordinary new skills. All his life, he has wondered if his dreams are recollections. Linz Jacobs is a neurogeneticist who is confronted with an exact rendering of a recurring nightmare at one of Bryan's shows. She tracks down the elusive artist, and their meeting triggers Bryan's most powerful dream yet: visions of a team of scientists who, on the verge of discovering a cure for Alzheimer's, died in a lab explosion decades ago.
Picador * 9781250053039

ON THE MOVE: A Life by Oliver Sacks (Memoir)
From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, ON THE MOVE is infused with Oliver Sacks’ restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life.
Knopf * 9780385352543

THE SILENCE THAT SPEAKS: A Forensic Instincts Novel by Andrea Kane (Psychological Thriller)
The first order of business for Forensic Instincts is to find out who's targeting their client, Madeline Westfield. Under the leadership of Casey Woods, the investigative team has the resources to do just that, working inside the law --- and outside it. FI's strength is its members, among them Casey's associate Marc Devereaux, former navy SEAL and a man who's equal to any situation. Except maybe this one…
Mira * 9780778317371

STALINGRAD: The City that Defeated the Third Reich by Jochen Hellbeck (History)
The turning point of World War II came at Stalingrad. Hitler’s soldiers stormed the city in September 1942 in a bid to complete the conquest of Europe. Yet Stalingrad never fell. After months of bitter fighting, 100,000 surviving Germans surrendered to Soviet troops. During the battle and shortly after its conclusion, scores of Red Army commanders and soldiers, party officials and workers spoke with a team of historians who visited from Moscow to record their conversations. The tapestry of their voices provides groundbreaking insights into the thoughts and feelings of Soviet citizens during wartime.
PublicAffairs * 9781610394963

UNDIVIDED: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace by Patricia Raybon and Alana Raybon (Memoir)
They didn’t talk. Not for 10 years. Not about faith anyway. Instead, a mother and daughter tiptoed with pain around the deepest gulf in their lives --- the daughter’s choice to leave the church, convert to Islam and become a practicing Muslim. UNDIVIDED is a real-time story of healing and understanding with alternating narratives from each as they struggle to learn how to love each other in a whole new way.
Thomas Nelson * 9780529113054

WENT THE DAY WELL?: Witnessing Waterloo by David Crane (History)
Midnight, Sunday, June 18, 1815. Britain holds its breath. Since Napoleon’s escape from Elba in February, Europe has been jolted from 11 months of peace back into the frenzied panic of a war it believed had ended. The nation is awash in reports and rumors. The Battle of Waterloo is close at hand. WENT THE DAY WELL? is an astonishing hour-by-hour chronicle that starts the day before the battle that reset the course of world history and continues to its aftermath.
Knopf * 9780307594921

YOUR NEXT BREATH by Iris Johansen (Thriller)
Catherine Ling is one of the CIA's most prized operatives. Just as she is building a relationship with her son, who was kidnapped nine years ago, it seems that someone from Catherine's past is playing a deadly game with her. Someone is picking off the people she cares about one by one, with the circle narrowing closer and closer to those she loves the most. Catherine has no choice but to weed through her past to find out who is targeting her now, and then go after the vicious killer herself.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250020086
On Sale the Week of April 27th in Paperback

April 28th

ANY OTHER NAME: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson (Mystery)
Detective Gerald Holman is dead, and Lucian Connally wants to know what drove him to take his own life. With the clock ticking on the birth of his first grandchild, Sheriff Walt Longmire learns that the by-the-book detective might have suppressed evidence concerning three missing women. Digging deeper, Walt uncovers an incriminating secret so dark that it threatens to claim other lives even before the sheriff can serve justice --- Wyoming style.
Penguin Books * 9780143126973

BE AFRAID by Mary Burton (Romantic Suspense)
Paperback Original
When police rescue five-year-old Jenna Thompson from the dark closet where she's been held captive for days, they tell her she's a lucky girl. Even with her family's killer dead of an overdose, Jenna is still trying to find peace 25 years later. On leave from her forensic artist job, she returns to Nashville, the city where she lost so much. Detective Rick Morgan needs Jenna's expertise in identifying the skeletal remains of a young child. The case jogs hazy half-buried memories --- and a nagging dread that her ordeal hasn't ended.
Zebra/Kensington * 9781420132137

THE BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS by Nicole Baart (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Adrienne and Harper were closer than sisters, until the day a tragedy blew their seemingly idyllic world apart. Afraid that they got away with murder and unable to accept who they had lost, Harper and Adri exiled themselves from their town and from each other. Now, five years later, both are convinced that nothing could ever coax them out of the worlds in which they’ve been living. But unexpected news from home soon pulls Adri and Harper back together, and the two cannot avoid facing their memories and guilt head-on.
Atria Books * 9781439197387

BITTERSWEET by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (Psychological Suspense)
On scholarship at a prestigious East Coast college, ordinary Mabel Dagmar is surprised to befriend her roommate, Genevra Winslow. Ev invites Mabel to spend the summer at her Vermont cottage, Bittersweet, where her family has held court for more than a century. However, a terrible discovery leads to shocking violence and reveals what the Winslows may have done to keep their power intact. Mabel must choose to either expose the secret and be expelled from paradise, or make Ev's dark world her own.
Broadway Books * 9780804138581

THE BOMBERS AND THE BOMBED: Allied Air War Over Europe, 1940-1945 by Richard Overy (History)
From acclaimed World War II historian Richard Overy comes this startling new history of the controversial Allied bombing war against Germany and German-occupied Europe. In the fullest account yet of the campaign and its consequences, Overy assesses not just the bombing strategies and pattern of operations, but also how the bombed communities coped with the devastation.
Penguin Books * 9780143126249

THE BRINK: Stories by Austin Bunn (Fiction/Short Stories)
Paperback Original
The stories in Austin Bunn’s collection explore the existential question: What happens at “the end” and what lies beyond it? In “How to Win an Unwinnable War,” a summer class on nuclear war for gifted teenagers turns a struggling family upside down. A young couple’s idyllic beach honeymoon is interrupted by terrorism in the lush, haunting “Getting There and Away.” When an immersive videogame begins turning off in the heartbreaking “Griefer,” an obsessive player falls in love with a mysterious player in the final hours of a world.
Harper Perennial * 9780062362612

THE CHILDREN ACT by Ian McEwan (Fiction)
Two days after her husband of 30 years tells her he plans to have an affair, Fiona Maye, a High Court judge who regrets her childlessness, must decide whether or not to grant a hospital’s emergency request to give a blood transfusion to a 17-year-old boy dying of leukemia. He and his parents are Jehovah’s Witnesses who have refused the treatment on religious grounds. THE CHILDREN ACT is a powerful reminder that one’s actions often have unforeseen repercussions.
Anchor * 9781101872871

DARK CITY LIGHTS: New York Stories edited by Lawrence Block (Noir Mystery/Short Stories)
Paperback Original
Famed detective and mystery writer Lawrence Block takes the helm as guest editor for DARK CITY LIGHTS, the fourth edition of the Have a NYC series. Here are 23 thrilling, hilarious and poignant short stories --- all based in New York City --- written by new and acclaimed fiction masters, including Robert Silverberg, Ed Park, Jim Fusilli, Parnell Hall, SJ Rozan, Brian Koppelman, Elaine Kagan and more. Additional authors include Thomas Pluck, Warren Moore, Erin Mitchell and Tom Callahan.
Three Rooms Press * 9781941110218

DARK SPIES: A Spycatcher Novel by Matthew Dunn (Thriller/Adventure)
When intelligence operative Will Cochrane encounters a Russian spymaster --- codenamed Antaeus --- who everyone believes is dead, he is thrust into a deadly game set in motion by powerful players deep inside the U.S. intelligence community. As Antaeus and his men attempt to execute the CIA’s best agents, Will decides to take his own shot at the spymaster, knowing it will make him a marked man.
Harper * 9780062309488

DESPERATE by Daniel Palmer (Thriller)
After a heartbreaking miscarriage, Gage Dekker and his wife, Anna, begin the long adoption process, until fate brings Lily into their lives. Young, pregnant and homeless, Lily agrees to give her baby to Gage and Anna in exchange for financial support. Seeing his wife's happiness and optimism for their new life and child, Gage begins to feel a sense of hope he thought he'd lost forever. But something isn't right once Lily enters their lives.
Pinnacle/Kensington * 9780786033812

FACEOFF edited by David Baldacci (Thriller/Anthology)
In an unprecedented collaboration, edited by David Baldacci, 23 of the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers have paired their series characters --- such as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher and Lincoln Rhyme --- in an 11-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers.
Pocket Books * 9781476799384

FALLING THROUGH CLOUDS: A Story of Survival, Love, and Liability by Damian Fowler (Biography)
A story of tragedy, survival and justice, FALLING THROUGH CLOUDS is about a young father's fight for his family in the wake of a plane crash that killed his wife, badly injured his two daughters, and thrust him into a David-vs-Goliath legal confrontation with a multi-billion-dollar insurance company. Toby Pearson made it his mission to change aviation insurance law in his home state and nationally, while nursing his daughters to recovery and recreating his own life.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250068477

HARD CHOICES by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Memoir)
HARD CHOICES is Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. Clinton’s descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a master class in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use “smart power” to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476751474

THE HIGH DRUID’S BLADE: The Defenders of Shannara by Terry Brooks (Fantasy)
When his sister is kidnapped by a sorcerer, Paxon Leah follows the dark mage with nothing but his old family sword to protect him. He stumbles into a plot to overthrow the Druids and remake the world…and accidentally unlocks the powers of the ancient blade. Now, he must learn to master the sword’s power in order to protect not only his sister, but also those teaching him to control his powers in the first place: the Druids!
Del Rey * 9780345540782

THE HUMOR CODE: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny by Peter McGraw and Joel Warner (Humor/Social Sciences)
Dr. Peter McGraw, founder of the Humor Research Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, teamed up with journalist Joel Warner on a far-reaching search for the secret behind humor. Their journey spanned the globe, from New York to Japan, from Palestine to the Amazon. Meanwhile, the duo conducted their own humor experiments along the way --- to wince-worthy, hilarious and illuminating results.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451665420

INSTINCT: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive by T.D. Jakes (Christian Life/Inspirational)
Modern life can seem like being lost in a jungle. With distractions and dangers emerging from every direction, it's easy to lose focus. Combining historical, cultural and personal examples with biblical insights, Bishop T. D. Jakes outlines how to re-discover your natural aptitudes and reclaim the wisdom of your past experiences. When attuned to divinely inspired instincts, you will become in sync with the opportunities life presents and discover a fresh abundance of resources.
FaithWords * 9781455554058

LEAVING TIME by Jodi Picoult (Fiction)
For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest: Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons, and Virgil Stanhope, a private detective who originally had investigated Alice’s case. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers.
Ballantine Books * 9780345544940

THE NIGHT SEARCHERS: A Sharon McCone Mystery by Marcia Muller (Mystery)
When new clients Jay and Camilla Givens come to Sharon McCone with Camilla's stories of devil worshippers performing human sacrifices in San Francisco, the detective is skeptical, to say the least. However, when she discovers that Jay is involved with the treasure hunting group "The Night Searchers," she starts looking into what exactly he and the other participants are up to after dark. As she digs deeper into the Searchers, Sharon joins their ranks in order to find out more --- while someone is searching for her.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455527922

ON THE ROCKS by Erin Duffy (Fiction)
Six months ago, Abby's longtime boyfriend-turned-fiancé, Ben, dumped her on Facebook while she was trying on dresses for the big day. Her best friend, Grace, devises a plan to get Abby back on her game. But no matter where they go, Abby and Grace discover that in this era of social media --- when seemingly everyone is preserving every last detail of their lives online --- there is no real escape.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062205766

PAW AND ORDER: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn (Mystery)
In the seventh book of Spencer Quinn’s mystery series, canine narrator Chet and P.I. Bernie journey to Washington, DC, and the dog-eat-dog world of our nation’s capital. Soon Chet and Bernie are sucked into an international conspiracy, battling unfamiliar forces under the blinking red eyes of a strange bird and the menacing Barnum, a guinea pig with the fate of the nation in his tiny paws.
Atria Books * 9781476703404

PERSONAL: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child (Thriller)
Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott is one of them. And after 15 years in prison, he’s out, unaccounted for, and likely drawing a bead on a G-8 summit packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin. If anyone can stop Kott, it’s the man who beat him before: Reacher.
Dell * 9780804178754

THE PINK SUIT by Nicole Mary Kelby (Historical Fiction)
On November 22, 1963, the First Lady accompanied her husband to Dallas, Texas, dressed in a pink Chanel-style suit. Much of her wardrobe came from the New York boutique Chez Ninon, where a young seamstress, an Irish immigrant named Kate, worked behind the scenes to meticulously craft the memorable outfits. When the pink suit Kate created becomes iconic for all the wrong reasons, her already fragile world threatens to rip apart.
Back Bay Books * 9780316235679

REMAINS OF INNOCENCE: A Brady Novel of Suspense by J. A. Jance (Mystery)
When cleaning out the house of her dying mother, Liza Machett discovers a fortune in hundred-dollar bills. Tracing the money’s origins will take Liza on a journey that will end in Cochise County, where Sheriff Joanna Brady is embroiled in a personal mystery of her own. A man she considers a family friend is found dead at the bottom of a hole in a limestone cavern near Bisbee. Are the two disparate cases connected?
Harper * 9780062134714

SAVAGE GIRL by Jean Zimmerman (Historical Fiction)
Jean Zimmerman’s follow-up to THE ORPHANMASTER tells of the dramatic events that transpire when an alluring, blazingly smart 18-year-old girl named Bronwyn, reputedly raised by wolves in the wilds of Nevada, is adopted in 1875 by the Delegates, an outlandishly wealthy Manhattan couple, and taken back East to be civilized and introduced into high society.
Penguin Books * 9780143126928

SUMMER HOUSE WITH SWIMMING POOL by Herman Koch (Psychological Suspense)
When a medical procedure goes horribly wrong and famous actor Ralph Meier winds up dead, Dr. Marc Schlosser needs to come up with some answers. After all, reputation is everything in this business. Personally, he’s not exactly upset that Ralph is gone, but as a high-profile doctor to the stars, Marc can't hide from the truth forever.
Hogarth * 9780804138833

TAKEN by Dee Henderson (Romantic Suspense)
Paperback Original
Abducted at the age of 16 and coerced into assisting the Jacoby crime family, Shannon Bliss has finally found a way out. When she contacts private investigator Matthew Dane, a former cop, to help her navigate her reentry into society, he quickly discovers that gaining her freedom doesn't mean her troubles are over. If Shannon's life is ever to get on track again, Matthew will need to learn exactly what happened to her --- even if it means stirring up a hornet's nest of secrets.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764215711

THIRTEEN DAYS IN SEPTEMBER: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David by Lawrence Wright (History/Politics)
Lawrence Wright takes us through each of the 13 days of the Camp David conference, illuminating the issues that have made the problems of the region so intractable, as well as exploring the scriptural narratives that continue to frame the conflict. In addition to his in-depth accounts of the lives of the three leaders, Wright draws vivid portraits of other fiery personalities who were present at Camp David as they work furiously behind the scenes.
Vintage * 9780804170024

WAYFARING STRANGER by James Lee Burke (Historical Thriller)
Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland narrowly escapes death at the Battle of the Bulge, saving a young, beautiful prisoner of war named Rosita Lowenstein in the process. The two marry and return to Texas, where Weldon enters the oil business and meets dangerous people hell-bent on destroying his marriage. The prospect of losing his wife prompts Weldon’s wildest and most courageous act yet --- one that takes its inspiration from his encounter years earlier with the notorious Bonnie and Clyde.
Pocket Books * 9781476710808

WE ARE CALLED TO RISE by Laura McBride (Fiction)
In the predawn hours, a woman’s marriage crumbles with a single confession. Across town, an immigrant family struggles to fit in and get by in the land of opportunity. Three thousand miles away, a soldier wakes up in Walter Reed hospital with the vague feeling that he’s done something awful. In a single moment, these disparate lives intersect. Faced with seemingly insurmountable loss, each person must decide whether to give in to despair, or to find the courage and resilience to rise.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476738970

WHAT HAS BECOME OF YOU by Jan Elizabeth Watson (Psychological Thriller)
True-crime aficionado Vera Lundy has just landed a job as a private school substitute teacher in a small Maine town, where she encounters close-to-home true-crime action, beginning with the recent murder of a local girl. The environment grows ever more ominous as Vera forges a connection with an odd but brilliant student.
Plume * 9780142181911
On Sale the Week of May 4th in Hardcover

May 4th

14th DEADLY SIN by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Thriller)
Detective Lindsay Boxer is called to a gruesome crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight. As she investigates, shocking video footage of another crime surfaces. Their faces obscured by masks, the cold-blooded criminals on the tape could be anyone --- and now all of Lindsay's co-workers are suspects. As a rash of violence sweeps through San Francisco, Lindsay and her friends must risk their lives in the name of justice before it's too late.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316407021

AMERICAN WIFE: A Memoir of Love, War, Faith, and Renewal by Taya Kyle, with Jim DeFelice (Memoir)
Chris and Taya Kyle’s remarkable story has captivated millions through the Academy Award-winning film American Sniper, and because of Chris’ bestselling memoir, in which Taya contributed passages that formed the book’s emotional core. Now, with trusted collaborator Jim DeFelice, Taya writes in never-before-told detail about the hours, days and months after his shocking death when grief threatened to overwhelm her. Then there were wearying battles to protect her husband’s legacy and reputation.
William Morrow * 9780062398086

May 5th

THE ART OF BAKING BLIND by Sarah Vaughan (Fiction)
In 1966, Kathleen Eaden, cookbook writer and wife of a supermarket magnate, published The Art of Baking, her guide to nurturing a family by creating the most exquisite pastries, biscuits and cakes. Now, five amateur bakers are competing to become the New Mrs. Eaden. As unlikely alliances are forged and secrets rise to the surface, making the choicest pastry seems the least of the contestants' problems. For they will learn --- just as Mrs. Eaden did before them --- that while perfection is possible in the kitchen, it's very much harder in life.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250059406

BENEATH THE BONFIRE: Stories by Nickolas Butler (Fiction/Short Stories)
Young couples gather to participate in an annual "chainsaw party," cutting down trees for firewood in anticipation of the winter. A group of men spend a weekend hunting for mushrooms in the wilderness where they grew up and where some still find themselves trapped. An aging environmentalist takes out his frustration and anger on a singular, unsuspecting target. Together, the 10 stories in Nickolas Butler’s collection evoke a landscape that will be instantly recognizable to anyone who has traveled the back roads and blue highways of America.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250039835

THE BILL OF RIGHTS: The Fight to Secure America’s Liberties by Carol Berkin (History)
Revered today for articulating America’s founding principles, the first 10 amendments was in fact a political stratagem executed by James Madison to preserve the Constitution, the Federal government, and the latter’s authority over the states. In the hands of award-winning historian Carol Berkin, the story of the Founders’ fight over the Bill of Rights comes alive in a gripping drama of partisan politics, acrimonious debate and manipulated procedure.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476743790

THE BOOK OF JOAN: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation by Melissa Rivers (Memoir)
Joan and Melissa Rivers had one of the most celebrated mother-daughter relationships of all time. If you think Joan said some outrageous things to her audiences as a comedian, you won’t believe what she said and did in private. In THE BOOK OF JOAN, Melissa shares stories, bon mots and life lessons from growing up in the Rosenberg-Rivers household. She relates funny, poignant and irreverent observations, thoughts, and tales about the woman who raised her and is the reason she considers valium one of the four basic food groups.
Crown Archetype * 9781101903827

BORN SURVIVORS: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope by Wendy Holden (History)
Eastern Europe, 1944: Three women believe they are pregnant, but are torn from their husbands before they can be certain. Rachel is sent to Auschwitz, unaware that her husband has been shot. Priska and her husband travel there together, but are immediately separated. Also at Auschwitz, Anka hopes in vain to be reunited with her husband. With the rest of their families gassed, these young wives are determined to hold on to all they have left --- their lives, and those of their unborn babies.
Harper * 9780062370259

Ray Welter, who until recently was a high-flying advertising executive in Chicago, has left the world of newspeak behind. He decamps to the isolated Scottish Isle of Jura in order to spend a few months in the cottage where George Orwell wrote most of his seminal novel, NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR. A few of the local islanders take a decidedly shallow view of a foreigner coming to visit in order to sort himself out, and Ray quickly finds himself having to deal with not only his own issues but also a community whose eccentricities are at times amusing and at others downright dangerous.
Soho Press * 9781616954949

CHURCH OF MARVELS by Leslie Parry (Historical Fiction)
As the lives of four strangers become entwined, their stories and secrets unfold. Moving from the Coney Island seashore to the tenement-studded streets of the Lower East Side, a spectacular human circus to a brutal, terrifying asylum, CHURCH OF MARVELS takes readers back to turn-of-the-century New York --- a city of hardship and dreams, love and loneliness, hope and danger.
Ecco * 9780062367556

THE DAYLIGHT MARRIAGE by Heidi Pitlor (Fiction)
After a magical honeymoon, Hannah and Lovell settled in the suburbs to raise their two children. But over the years, their conversations have become charged with resentments and unspoken desires. Until, after one explosive argument, Hannah vanishes. As Lovell tries to piece together what happened to his wife --- and to their lives together --- readers follow Hannah through that single day when the smallest of decisions takes her to places she never intended to go.
Algonquin Books * 9781616203689

DON’T GO HOME: A Death on Demand Mystery by Carolyn Hart (Mystery)
Annie Darling, owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore, is hosting a party to celebrate successful Southern literary icon Alex Griffith and his bestselling new novel, Don’t Go Home. But not everyone in town is ready to give him a glowing review. As Annie attempts damage control, her friend Marian Kenyon gets in a heated argument with Griffith. It’s a fight Annie won’t soon forget --- especially after the author turns up dead.
Berkley * 9780425276549

THE FALL by John Lescroart (Thriller)
Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco’s Stockton tunnel. But did she fall…or was she pushed? Homicide inspectors focus their attention on a naïve young man named Greg Treadway. At first, the only thing connecting him to Tanya’s death is the fact that they shared a meal earlier that night. But soon enough, elements of that story seem to fall apart…and Hardy’s daughter, Rebecca, finds herself drawn into the young man’s defense.
Atria Books * 9781476709215

THE GAME MUST GO ON: Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray, and the Great Days of Baseball on the Home Front in WWII by John Klima (Sports/History)
This is the story of American baseball during World War II --- of both the players who left to join the war and the ones who struggled to keep the game alive on the home front. Taking the place of the big shots turned soldiers, sailors and combat pilots were misfit replacement players. While Detroit Tigers MVP Hank Greenberg represented the player who served, Pete Gray symbolized the player who stayed. He was a one-armed outfielder who overcame insurmountable odds to become a professional.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250064790

A GOD IN RUINS by Kate Atkinson (Historical Fiction)
Kate Atkinson's LIFE AFTER LIFE explored the possibility of infinite chances and the power of choices, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century over and over again. A GOD IN RUINS tells the dramatic story of the 20th century through Ursula's beloved younger brother, Teddy --- would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father and grandfather --- as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316176538

THE GOSPEL OF LOKI by Joanne M. Harris (Fantasy)
THE GOSPEL OF LOKI, Joanne M. Harris' latest novel, is a brilliant first-person narrative of the rise and fall of the Norse gods --- retold from the point of view of the world’s ultimate trickster, Loki. It tells the story of Loki’s recruitment from the underworld of Chaos, his many exploits on behalf of his one-eyed master, Odin, through to his eventual betrayal of the gods and the fall of Asgard itself.
Saga Press * 9781481449465

THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF AMERICA AT WAR: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah by Kenneth C. Davis (History)
Multi-million-copy bestselling historian Kenneth C. Davis sets his sights on war stories in THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF AMERICA AT WAR. He brings to life six emblematic battles, revealing untold tales that span our nation's history, from the Revolutionary War to Iraq. Along the way, he illuminates why we go to war, who fights, the grunt's-eye view of combat, and how these conflicts reshaped our military and national identity.
Hachette Books * 9781401324100

IT’S A LONG STORY: My Life by Willie Nelson, with David Ritz (Autobiography)
Having recently turned 80, Willie Nelson is ready to shine a light on all aspects of his life, including his drive to write music, the women in his life, his collaborations, and his biggest lows and highs --- from his bankruptcy to the founding of Farm Aid. Nelson and his music have found their way into the hearts and minds of fans the world over, winning 10 Grammys and receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. Now it's time to hear the last word about his life --- from the man himself.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316403559

JACK OF SPADES by Joyce Carol Oates (Psychological Thriller)
Andrew J. Rush has achieved the kind of critical and commercial success most authors only dream about. He also has a loving wife, three grown children, and is a well-regarded philanthropist. But Rush is hiding a dark secret. Under the pseudonym “Jack of Spades,” he writes another string of novels --- dark potboilers that are violent, lurid, even masochistic. Eventually, Rush’s reputation, career and family life all come under threat --- and unbidden, in the back of his mind, the Jack of Spades starts thinking ever more evil thoughts.
Mysterious Press * 9780802123947

THE LOVE OBJECT: Selected Stories by Edna O'Brien (Fiction/Short Stories)
As John Banville writes in his introduction to THE LOVE OBJECT, Edna O'Brien "is, simply, one of the finest writers of our time.” The 31 stories collected in this volume provide, among other things, a cumulative portrait of Ireland, seen from within and without. Coming of age, the impact of class, and familial and romantic love are the prevalent motifs, along with the instinct toward escape and subsequent nostalgia for home. Some of the stories are linked, while others carry O'Brien's distinct sense of the comical.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316378260

THE MAKING OF ZOMBIE WARS by Aleksandar Hemon (Fiction)
Josh Levin is an aspiring screenwriter teaching ESL classes in Chicago. His laptop is full of ideas, but the only one to really take root is Zombie Wars. When Josh comes home to discover his landlord, an unhinged army vet, rifling through his dirty laundry, he decides to move in with his girlfriend, Kimmy. It's domestic bliss for a moment, but Josh becomes entangled with a student, a Bosnian woman named Ana, whose husband is jealous and violent. Disaster ensues.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374203412

THE MAPMAKER’S CHILDREN by Sarah McCoy (Historical Fiction)
When Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad’s leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps within her paintings. She boldly embraces this calling after being told the shocking news that she can’t bear children. But as the country steers toward bloody civil war, Sarah faces difficult sacrifices that could put all she loves in peril.
Crown * 9780385348904

NO BETTER FRIEND: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII by Robert Weintraub (History)
NO BETTER FRIEND tells the remarkable story of Royal Air Force technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met in a World War II internment camp. Judy was fiercely loyal, with a keen sense for who was friend and who was foe, and the pair's relationship deepened throughout their captivity. When the prisoners suffered beatings, Judy would interrupt by barking. She survived bombings and other near-death experiences and became a beacon for the men, who saw in her survival a flicker of hope for their own.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316337069

PARIS, HE SAID by Christine Sneed (Fiction)
Jayne Marks is questioning the choices she has made in the years since college when she is given the opportunity to move to Paris with her wealthy lover and benefactor, Laurent Moller, who owns and operates two art galleries. He offers her the time and financial support she needs to begin her career as a painter and also challenges her to see who and what she will become if she meets her artistic potential. Laurent, however, seems to have other women in his life. Jayne, too, has an ex-boyfriend, much closer to her own age, for whom she still has feelings.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620406922

PEDRO by Pedro Martinez and Michael Silverman (Memoir)
Before Pedro Martinez was an eight-time All Star, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, and a World Series champion, before stadiums full of fans chanted his name, he was just a little kid from the Dominican Republic who sat under a mango tree and dreamed of playing pro ball. Now in PEDRO, the charismatic and always colorful pitcher opens up for the first time to tell his remarkable story.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544279339

PIECES OF MY MOTHER: A Memoir by Melissa Cistaro (Memoir)
One summer, Melissa Cistaro's mother drove off without explanation. Devastated, Melissa and her brothers were always tormented by the thought: Why did their mother abandon them? Thirty-five years later, Melissa finds herself in Olympia, Washington, as her mother is dying. After decades of hiding her painful memories, she has just days to find out what happened that summer and confront the fear that she could do the same to her kids. But Melissa never expects to stumble across a cache of letters her mother wrote to her but never sent, which could hold the answers she seeks.
Sourcebooks * 9781492615385

RE JANE by Patricia Park (Fiction)
For Jane Re, half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens, is the place she’s been trying to escape from her whole life. So she’s thrilled to become the au pair for the Mazer-Farleys, two Brooklyn English professors and their adopted Chinese daughter. Jane is the recipient of Beth Mazer’s feminist lectures and Ed Farley’s very male attention. But when a family death interrupts Jane and Ed’s blossoming affair, she flies off to Seoul. Reconnecting with family and struggling to learn the ways of modern-day Korea, Jane begins to wonder if Ed Farley is really the man for her.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780525427407

ROCK WITH WINGS: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel by Anne Hillerman (Mystery)
Doing a good deed for a relative offers the perfect opportunity for Sergeant Jim Chee and his wife, Officer Bernie Manuelito, to get away from the daily grind of police work. But two cases will call them back from their short vacation and separate them --- one near Shiprock, and the other at iconic Monument Valley. Under the guidance of their mentor, retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, Bernie and Chee will navigate unexpected obstacles and confront the greatest challenge yet to their skills, commitment and courage.
Harper * 9780062270511

WATERLOO: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwell (History)
On June 18, 1815, the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days, the French army had beaten the Prussians at Ligny and fought the British to a standstill at Quatre-Bras. The Allies were in retreat. The little village north of where they turned to fight the French army was called Waterloo. The blood-soaked battle to which it gave its name would become a landmark in European history. In his first work of nonfiction, Bernard Cornwell offers a riveting chronicle of every dramatic moment.
Harper * 9780062312051

THE WONDER GARDEN by Lauren Acampora (Fiction)
A man strikes an under-the-table deal with a surgeon to spend a few quiet seconds closer to his wife than he's ever been; a young soon-to-be mother looks on in paralyzing astonishment as her husband walks away from a 20-year career in advertising at the urging of his spirit animal; an elderly artist risks more than he knows when he's commissioned by his newly arrived neighbors to produce the work of a lifetime. In her debut collection, Lauren Acampora brings to the page the myriad lives of a suburban town and lays them bare.
Grove Press * 9780802123558

by David McCullough (History)
On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were these men, and how was it that they achieved what they did? David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the surprising, profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476728742
On Sale the Week of May 4th in Paperback

May 4th

THE DIRECTOR by David Ignatius (Thriller)
Graham Weber has been the director of the CIA for less than a week when a Swiss kid walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked. Weber turns to a charismatic (and unstable) young man named James Morris who runs the Internet Operations Center. He launches Morris on a mole hunt that takes readers into the hacker underground of Europe and America, and ends up in a landscape of paranoia and betrayal.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393350593

May 5th

50 CHILDREN: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany by Steven Pressman (History)
In early 1939, few Americans were thinking about the darkening storm clouds over Europe. Nor did they have much sympathy for the growing number of Jewish families who were increasingly threatened and brutalized by Adolf Hitler's policies in Germany and Austria. But one ordinary American couple decided that something had to be done. Despite overwhelming obstacles, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus made a bold and unprecedented decision to travel into Nazi Germany in an effort to save a group of Jewish children.
Harper Perennial * 9780062237484

ALIAS HOOK by Lisa Jensen (Fantasy/Adventure)
Meet Captain James Benjamin Hook, a witty, educated Restoration-era privateer cursed to play villain to a pack of malicious little boys in a pointless war that never ends. But everything changes when Stella Parrish, a forbidden grown woman, dreams her way to the Neverland in defiance of Pan’s rules. The magical forces of the Neverland open up for Stella as they never have for Hook. And in the pirate captain himself, she begins to see someone far more complex than the storybook villain.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250067791

THE ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War by A. J. Baime (History)
In 1941, as Hitler’s threat loomed ever larger, President Roosevelt realized he needed weaponry to fight the Nazis --- most important, airplanes --- and he needed them fast. So he turned to Detroit and the auto industry for help. THE ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY tells the incredible story of how Detroit answered the call, centering on Henry Ford and his tortured son Edsel, who, when asked if they could deliver 50,000 airplanes, made an outrageous claim: Ford Motor Company would erect a plant that could yield a “bomber an hour.”
Mariner Books * 9780544483873

THE BOOK OF YOU by Claire Kendal (Psychological Suspense)
Rafe is everywhere Clarissa turns. Since that one regrettable night, his obsession with her has become more terrifying with each passing day. Clarissa’s only escape from this harrowing nightmare is inside a courtroom --- where she is a juror on a trial involving a victim whose experiences eerily parallel her own. As a disturbingly violent crime unfolds in the courtroom, Clarissa realizes that to survive she must expose Rafe herself.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062297617

BORDER WAR by Lou Dobbs and James O. Born (Thriller)
The border is a tough place to work, especially for FBI agent Tom Eriksen. With a history of violence, he cannot afford any on-duty screw-ups. So when an investigation ends in a bloody shootout and the shooting is deemed “questionable,” the bureau reassigns Eriksen to an office known as “the Island of Misfit Cops.” But when his partner is murdered, Eriksen must take charge and solve the case, wading through corruption and betrayal to discover the truth.
Forge Books * 9780765366283

BUSHVILLE WINS!: The Wild Saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the Screwballs, Sluggers, and Beer Swiggers Who Canned the New York Yankees and Changed Baseball by John Klima (Sports)
In the early 1950s, the New York Yankees were the biggest bullies on the block. They led the New York City baseball dynasty, which for eight consecutive years held an iron grip on the World Series championship. Then the Boston Braves moved to Milwaukee in 1953, becoming surprise revolutionaries. Led by visionary owner Lou Perini, the Braves formed a powerful relationship with the Miller Brewing Company and foreshadowed the Dodgers and Giants moving west, sparking continental expansion and the ballpark boom.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250006165

CHARLESTON by Margaret Bradham Thornton (Fiction)
Eliza Poinsett, an art historian in London with a charming Etonian boyfriend who adores her, is unnerved when she runs into Henry, her childhood love, at a wedding in the English countryside. Her carefully guarded equilibrium is shattered when she meets Henry again in Charleston, where she has come for her stepsister’s debut. Eliza has to decide if she is willing to risk everything for which she has worked so hard to be with the only man she has ever truly loved.
Ecco * 9780062332530

THE CLOSER: My Story by Mariano Rivera, with Wayne Coffey (Memoir)
Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. The greatest relief pitcher of all time tells the story of the championships, the bosses (including The Boss), the rivalries, and the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics.
Back Bay Books * 9780316400749

DEATH AT THE DOOR: A Death on Demand Mystery by Carolyn Hart (Mystery)
Annie Darling --- owner of the mystery bookstore Death on Demand --- prefers fictional crimes as opposed to the real things. But in one tragic week, two acts of violence shake the island community of Broward’s Rock. It’s up to Annie and her husband, Max, to sort through a rogues’ gallery of suspects. But if Annie isn’t careful, she may find herself having her own brush with death.
Berkley * 9780425266182

ENDURING COURAGE: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed by John F. Ross (Biography/History)
ENDURING COURAGE is the electrifying story of the beginning of America’s love affair with speed --- and how one man above all the rest showed a nation the way forward. Eddie Rickenbacker was an innovator on the racetrack, a skilled aerial dualist and squadron commander, and founder of Eastern Air Lines. He showed a war-weary nation what it took to survive against nearly insurmountable odds when he and seven others endured a harrowing three-week ordeal adrift without food or water in the Pacific during World War II.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250033840

EYES ON YOU by Kate White (Psychological Suspense)
After losing her on-air job two years ago, television host Robin Trainer has fought her way back. But suddenly, things begin to go wrong. The incidents are small at first: a nasty note left in her purse; her photo shredded. However, the obnoxious quickly becomes threatening when the foundation the makeup artist uses burns Robin’s face. An adversary with a dark agenda wants to hurt Robin, and the clues point to someone she works with every day.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062196903

FALLOUT by Sadie Jones (Historical Fiction)
Budding playwright Luke Kanowski, aspiring producer Paul Driscoll, and Paul's girlfriend, Leigh Radley, found a small theater company that enjoys unexpected early success. Then Luke meets Nina Jacobs, who drifts into a marriage with a manipulative theater producer. As Luke becomes a highly sought-after playwright, he stumbles in love, caught in two triangles where love, friendship and art will clash with terrible consequences for all involved.
Harper Perennial * 9780062292827

THE FAR END OF HAPPY by Kathryn Craft
Paperback Original
THE FAR END OF HAPPY is Kathryn Craft’s much anticipated second novel based on the true events surrounding the 1997 suicide standoff that resulted in her husband’s death. It transpires over 12 tense hours, delving into the personal struggles of a varied cast: a desperate man ready to take his own life, a police force faced with impossible decisions, and a family and community left to grapple with how best to respond.
Sourcebooks Landmark * 9781492604952

GLORIOUS: A Novel of the American West by Jeff Guinn (Historical Fiction/Western)
When tragedy strikes, all of Cash McLendon’s plans and his entire future dissolve in an instant. With nothing to lose, McLendon attempts to reconcile with an old flame. He heard that she and her father moved their dry-goods store out west, to a mining town named Glorious. There, McLendon tries to win her back, and in the process discovers a new way of life at the edge of the final American frontier. But he can’t outrun his past forever.
Berkley * 9780425275429

THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd (Historical Fiction)
Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. On her 11th birthday, Sarah Grimke is given ownership of Handful. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next 35 years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies, and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.
Penguin Books * 9780143121701

JAMES MADISON: A Life Reconsidered by Lynne Cheney (Biography)
Lynne Cheney's biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and rationale for the union of states --- so eloquently presented in The Federalist papers --- helped shape the country Americans live in today.
Penguin Books * 9780143127031

LOVERS AT THE CHAMELEON CLUB, PARIS 1932 by Francine Prose (Historical Fiction)
Paris in the 1920s shimmers with excitement, dissipation and freedom. At the Chameleon Club, the striking Lou Villars, an extraordinary athlete and scandalous cross-dressing lesbian, finds refuge among the club’s loyal denizens, including the rising Hungarian photographer Gabor Tsenyi, the socialite and art patron Baroness Lily de Rossignol, and the caustic American writer Lionel Maine. As the years pass, their fortunes --- and the world itself --- evolve.
Harper Perennial * 9780061713804

THE MOCKINGBIRD NEXT DOOR: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills (Memoir)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is one of the best loved novels of the 20th century. But for the last 50 years, the book’s celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where she has lived with her sister, Alice, for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the author. But in 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door to journalist Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation --- and a great friendship.
Penguin Books * 9780143127666

NOT MY FATHER’S SON: A Memoir by Alan Cumming (Memoir)
Acclaimed stage, television and film actor Alan Cumming shares the story of his complicated relationship with his emotionally and physically abusive father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career. He integrates stories from his childhood with those detailing his experiences as a successful actor today in a memoir that is suspenseful, deeply moving and wickedly funny.
Dey Street Books * 9780062225078

ONE NIGHT IN WINTER by Simon Sebag Montefiore (Historical Mystery)
As Moscow celebrates the motherland's glorious victory over the Nazis, shots ring out on the crowded streets. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl --- dressed in traditional 19th-century costumes --- lie dead. But this is no ordinary tragedy, because these are no ordinary teenagers. As the son and daughter of high-ranking Soviet officials, they attend the most elite school in Moscow. Was it an accident, or murder? Is it a conspiracy against Stalin, or one of his own terrifying intrigues?
Harper Perennial * 9780062291899

RESISTANT by Michael Palmer (Thriller)
When Dr. Lou Welcome has to fill in last minute for his boss at the Physical Wellness Office, he takes an exclusive tour of the Center for Disease Control. He can't help but wonder about the development of weapons of mass destruction at a bacterial level. Little does Lou know that a scientist working a top-secret case will be kidnapped, and he will become enmeshed in a case that could have fatal consequences across the country.
St. Martin’s Paperbacks * 9781250030917

REVIVAL by Stephen King (Thriller)
In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a new minister named Charles Jacobs will transform the local church. However, when tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief and is banished from the shocked town. Years later, a grownup Jamie Morton meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.
Gallery Books * 9781476770390

ROBERT B. PARKER’S CHEAP SHOT: A Spenser Novel by Ace Atkins (Mystery)
When football star Kinjo Heywood’s nine-year-old son is kidnapped, ransom demands are given, and a winding trail through Boston’s underworld begins, Spenser puts together his own all-star team of toughs. It will take both Hawk and Spenser’s protégé, Zebulon Sixkill, to watch Spenser’s back and return the child to Heywood’s sprawling Chestnut Hill mansion.
Berkley * 9780425275191

SAVE THE DATE by Mary Kay Andrews (Fiction)
A Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime --- one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn't believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250019707

THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT by Beatriz Williams (Historical Romance)
Vivian Schuyler has recently defied the privilege of her storied old Fifth Avenue family to do the unthinkable for a budding Kennedy-era socialite: break into the Madison Avenue world of razor-stylish Metropolitan magazine. But when she receives a bulky overseas parcel in the mail, the unexpected contents draw her inexorably back into her family’s past, and the hushed-over crime passionnel of an aunt she never knew, whose existence has been wiped from the record of history.
Berkley * 9780425274842

SHOTS FIRED: Stories from Joe Pickett Country by C. J. Box (Thriller/Short Stories)
SHOTS FIRED is a collection of 10 riveting stories, three never before published. In “One-Car Bridge,” Joe Pickett goes up against a landowner with disastrous results, and in “Shots Fired,” his investigation into a radio call nearly ends up being the last thing he ever does. In “Le Sauvage Noble,” the stranger is a Lakota in Paris who enjoys playing the “noble savage” for the French women --- until he meets Sophie and discovers what “savage” really means.
Berkley * 9780425275405

SMALL BLESSINGS by Martha Woodroof (Fiction)
For more than 10 years, Tom Putnam's wife, Marjory, has been a shut-in whose neuroses have left her fully dependent on Tom and his mother-in-law. Tom considers his unhappy condition self-inflicted, since Marjory’s condition was exacerbated by her discovery of his affair with a visiting poetess. When a letter from the poetess arrives telling Tom that he’d fathered her son, Henry, and that Henry will arrive by train in a few days, it’s clear change is coming whether Tom is ready or not.
Picador * 9781250040534

THE SNOW QUEEN by Michael Cunningham (Fiction)
THE SNOW QUEEN follows the Meeks brothers as each travels down a different path in his search for transcendence. Barrett, haunted by a mysterious light, turns unexpectedly to religion. Tyler grows increasingly convinced that only drugs can release his creative powers. Michael Cunningham demonstrates a profound empathy for his conflicted characters and a singular understanding of what lies at the core of the human soul.
Picador * 9781250067722

THAT NIGHT by Chevy Stevens (Psychological Thriller)
Toni Murphy was 18 when she and her boyfriend, Ryan, were wrongly convicted of the murder of her younger sister. Now she is 34 and back in her hometown, working every day to forge and adjust to a new life on the outside. She's doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back to prison. But nothing is making that easy. Before Toni can truly move on, she must risk everything to find out the truth and clear her name.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250066831

TIFFANY GIRL by Deeanne Gist
(Historical Fiction)
Paperback Original
As preparations for the 1893 World’s Fair set Chicago and the nation on fire, Louis Tiffany seizes the opportunity to unveil his state-of-the-art, stained glass, mosaic chapel. But when his dream is threatened by a glassworkers’ strike months before the Fair opens, he turns to the female students at the Art Students League of New York. Eager for adventure, the young women move to boarding houses and assume new identities as the “Tiffany Girls.” Flossie Jayne, a beautiful, budding artist, is handpicked by Louis to help complete the Tiffany chapel.
Howard Books * 9781451692440

TOMORROW AND TOMORROW by Thomas Sweterlitsch (Science Fiction/Noir Mystery)
A decade has passed since the city of Pittsburgh was reduced to ash. While the rest of the world has moved on, survivor John Dominic Blaxton remains obsessed with the past. Grieving for his wife and unborn child who perished in the blast, Dominic relives his lost life by immersing in the Archive --- a fully interactive digital reconstruction of Pittsburgh, accessible to anyone who wants to visit the places they remember and the people they loved.
Berkley * 9780425275412

AN UNWILLING ACCOMPLICE: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd (Historical Mystery)
Home on leave, Bess Crawford is asked to accompany a wounded soldier confined to a wheelchair to Buckingham Palace, where he is to be decorated by the King. The next morning when Bess goes to collect Wilkins, he has vanished. Then comes disturbing word from the Shropshire police, complicating the already-difficult situation: Wilkins has been spotted, and he’s killed a man. If Bess is to save her own reputation, she must find Wilkins and uncover the truth.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062237200

WALKING ON WATER by Richard Paul Evans (Fiction)
Alan Christoffersen’s daring cross-country journey --- a walk across America, from Seattle to Key West, with only the pack on his back --- has taught him lessons about love, forgiveness and, most of all, hope. Now Alan must again return west to face yet another crisis, one that threatens to upend his world just as he had begun to heal from so much loss, leaving him unsure of whether he can reach the end of his journey.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451628326

WARS OF THE ROSES: STORMBIRD by Conn Iggulden (Historical Fiction)
In 1437, the Lancaster king Henry VI ascends the throne. Nicknamed “The Lamb,” Henry is famed more for his gentleness than the battlefield exploits of his father. A secret truce with France sparks revolts across England, and the rival House of York sees the chaos as an opportunity to oust an ineffectual king. King Henry and his supporters find themselves besieged abroad and at home. Who or what can save the kingdom before it’s too late?
Berkley * 9780425275443

WONDERLAND by Stacey D’Erasmo (Fiction)
Rock star Anna Brundage went down as fast as she went up, and then walked off the scene for seven years. Without a record deal or clamoring fans, she sells a piece of her famous father’s art to finance just one more album and a European comeback tour. Anna is now 44. This may be her last chance to cement her place in the life she chose, the life she struggled for, the life she’s not sure she can sustain.
Mariner Books * 9780544483897

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