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June 2, 2015

June 2, 2015

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of June 1st and June 8th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of June 1st in Hardcover

June 1st

BITTER BRONX: Thirteen Stories by Jerome Charyn (Fiction/Short Stories)
BITTER BRONX, Jerome Charyn's new collection, is suffused with the texture and nostalgia of a lost time and place, combining a keen eye for detail with the author's lived experience. These stories are informed by a childhood growing up near that middle-class mecca, the Grand Concourse; falling in love with three voluptuous librarians at a public library in the Lower Depths of the South Bronx; and eating at Mafia-owned restaurants along Arthur Avenue's restaurant row.
Liveright * 9780871404893

THE SAGE OF WATERLOO: A Tale by Leona Francombe (Fiction)
On June 17, 1815, the Duke of Wellington amassed his troops at Hougoumont, an ancient farmstead not far from Waterloo. The next day, the French attacked, sparking a brutal, day-long skirmish that left 6,000 men either dead or wounded. William is a white rabbit living at Hougoumont today. Under the tutelage of his mysterious and wise grandmother, Old Lavender, William attunes himself to the echoes and ghosts of the battle. Through a series of adventures, he comes to recognize how deeply what happened at Waterloo 200 years before continues to reverberate.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393246919

June 2nd

BOBBY WONDERFUL: An Imperfect Son Buries His Parents by Bob Morris (Memoir)
When he finds his parents approaching the end of their lives, Bob Morris begins to see his relationship to them in a whole new light, and it changes his way of thinking. How does an adult child with flaws and limitations figure out how to do his best for his ailing parents while still carrying on and enjoying his own life? And when their final days on earth come, how can he give them the best possible end? BOBBY WONDERFUL recounts two poignant deaths and one family's struggle to find the silver lining in them.
Twelve * 9781455556502

CASH LANDING by James Grippando (Thriller)
Every week, a hundred million dollars in cash arrives at Miami International Airport, shipped by German banks to the Federal Reserve. A select group of trusted workers moves the bags through Customs and loads them into armored trucks. Ruban Betancourt has always played by the rules. But the bank taking his house and his restaurant business going bust have driven him over the edge. He and his wife deserve more than life has handed them, and he’s come up with an elaborate scheme to get it.
Harper * 9780062295453

THE CHERRY HARVEST by Lucy Sanna (Historical Fiction)
With food rationed and money scarce, Charlotte struggles to keep her family well fed during World War II. When their upcoming cherry harvest is threatened, she helps persuade local authorities to allow German war prisoners from a nearby camp to pick the fruit. But when Charlotte’s husband befriends one of the prisoners, a teacher named Karl, and invites him to tutor their daughter, the implications of Charlotte’s decision become apparent --- especially when she finds herself unexpectedly drawn to Karl.
William Morrow * 9780062343628

DINNER WITH BUDDHA by Roland Merullo (Fiction)
The first 50 or so years of Otto's journey were pretty good. He felt he had it all until one day he didn’t. Looking for answers, he calls on his enlightened brother-in-law, Volya Rinpoche, a wise man with Russian roots, a Tibetan heritage, and an international reputation as a spiritual teacher. They embark on a road trip over highways and back roads across the middle of America, hoping to sort out what’s troubling them. They encounter a diverse cast of characters along the way as they look for answers to life’s mysteries.
Algonquin Books * 9781565129283

EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES by Laura Dave (Fiction)
Growing up on her family’s Sonoma vineyard, Georgia Ford learned some important secrets. The secret number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine: 800. The secret ingredient in her mother’s lasagna: chocolate. The secret behind ending a fight: hold hands. But just a week before her wedding, 30-year-old Georgia discovers her beloved fiancé has been keeping a secret so explosive, it will change their lives forever.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476789255

ENCHANTED AUGUST by Brenda Bowen (Fiction)
Four women each decide to take a break from their current lives to spend time at Hopewell Cottage, an old, pretty cottage on a small island. When they arrive, they are transformed by the salt air, the breathtaking views, and the long, lazy days. Gradually, the ladies begin to open up: to one another and to the possibilities of lives quite different from the ones they’ve been leading. Change can’t be that hard, can it?
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780525429050

THE FATEFUL LIGHTNING: A Novel of the Civil War by Jeff Shaara (Historical Fiction)
In the concluding novel of his epic Civil War tetralogy that began with A BLAZE OF GLORY and continued in A CHAIN OF THUNDER and THE SMOKE AT DAWN, Jeff Shaara tells the dramatic story of the final eight months of battle from multiple perspectives: the commanders in their tents making plans for total victory, as well as the ordinary foot soldiers and cavalrymen who carried out their orders until the last alarum sounded.
Ballantine Books * 9780345549198

THE FELLOWSHIP: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams by Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski (Biography)
For three decades, C. S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their closest associates formed a literary club known as the Inklings, which met every week in Lewis' Oxford rooms and in nearby pubs. They discussed literature, religion and ideas; read aloud from works in progress; took philosophical rambles in woods and fields; gave one another companionship and criticism; and, in the process, rewrote the cultural history of modern times. In THE FELLOWSHIP, Philip and Carol Zaleski offer the first complete rendering of the Inklings' lives and works.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374154097

FINDERS KEEPERS by Stephen King (Thriller)
John Rothstein is an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel. Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then is locked away for another crime. Decades later, Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney and Jerome Robinson must rescue Pete and his family from Morris when he’s released from prison after 35 years.
Scribner * 9781501100079

THE FOLD by Peter Clines (Science Fiction/Supernatural Thriller)
Far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door. Using a cryptic computer equation and magnetic fields to “fold” dimensions, it shrinks distances so that a traveler can travel hundreds of feet with a single step. The invention promises to make mankind’s dreams of teleportation a reality. Yet evidence is mounting that this miraculous machine isn’t quite what it seems --- and that its creators are harboring a dangerous secret.
Crown * 9780553418293

FREEDOM’S CHILD by Jax Miller (Thriller)
Freedom Oliver was arrested for killing her husband, a cop, 20 years ago. She is now in witness protection, regretting ever making a deal with the Feds and missing her children with a heartache so strong it makes her ill. When she learns that her daughter possibly has been kidnapped, she ventures out on her own, and her troubled past comes roaring back at her: her husband’s vengeful, sadistic family; her brief, terrifying stint in prison; and the family she chose to adopt her kids who are keeping dangerous secrets.
Crown * 9780804186803

GHOSTHEART by R.J. Ellory (Thriller)
Annie O'Neill seemingly has it all, but at the heart of her life is a hole --- a place vacated by her father when he died in her childhood. So when a mysterious man named Forrester enters her bookshop and claims to be her father's oldest friend, she jumps at the chance to find out more of her own past. But Forrester is much more interested in telling her a story about a ruthless ganglord and a 50-year-old betrayal --- a betrayal that she will realize has something very much to do with her.
The Overlook Press * 9781468311266

THE GOVERNOR’S WIFE by Michael Harvey (Mystery)
It’s been two years since disgraced Illinois governor Ray Perry disappeared from a federal courthouse in Chicago moments after being sentenced to 37 years in prison on corruption charges. P.I. Michael Kelly gets an anonymous email offering to pay him nearly a quarter of a million dollars if he will find Perry. Kelly’s investigation begins with the woman Perry left behind --- his wife, Marie. Ostracized by her former friends and hounded by the feds, Marie tells Kelly she has no idea where her husband is. Like everyone else, Kelly doesn’t believe her.
Knopf * 9780307958648

A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS by Paul Tremblay (Psychological Thriller/Horror)
The lives of the Barretts are torn apart when 14-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism and contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight, resulting in what would become a hit reality TV show. Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry, at which point long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast begin to surface.
William Morrow * 9780062363237

HOVER by Anne A. Wilson (Fiction)
Helicopter pilot Lt. Sara Denning joins a navy battle group with little fanfare. Her philosophy is simple --- blend in, be competent, and above all, never do anything to stand out as a woman in a man's world. Somewhere along the way, she lost herself --- her feminine, easygoing soul is now buried under so many defensive layers, she can't reach it anymore. When Sara's life is on the line, can she find her true self again and follow the orders of her heart before it’s too late?
Forge Books * 9780765378491

IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT by Judy Blume (Fiction)
In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume --- the bestselling author of SUMMER SISTERS and of young adult classics such as ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET --- creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events.
Knopf * 9781101875049

INNOCENCE; OR, MURDER ON STEEP STREET written by Heda Margolius Kovály, translated by Alex Zucker (Historical Mystery)
1950s Prague is a city of numerous small terrors, of political tyranny, corruption and surveillance. There is no way of knowing whether one’s neighbor is spying for the government, or what one’s supposed friend will say under pressure to a State Security agent. But there are larger terrors, too. When a little boy is murdered at the cinema where his aunt works, the ensuing investigation sheds a little too much light on the personal lives of the cinema’s female ushers, each of whom is hiding a dark secret of her own.
Soho Crime * 9781616954963

LET ME DIE IN HIS FOOTSTEPS by Lori Roy (Thriller)
Everyone knows Hollerans don’t go near Baines, not since Joseph Carl was buried two decades before. But armed with a silver-handled flashlight, Annie Holleran runs through her family’s lavender fields toward the well on the Baines’ place. At the stroke of midnight, she gazes into the water in search of her future. Not finding what she had hoped for, she turns from the well. And when the body she sees there in the moonlight is discovered come morning, Annie will have much to explain and a past to account for.
Dutton * 9780525955078

THE LOVED ONES by Mary-Beth Hughes (Fiction)
From the outside in, the Devlin family lead almost-perfect lives. Dashing father Nick is a successful businessman long married to sweetheart Jean, who upholds the family home and throws dinner parties while daughter Lily attends Catholic school and is disciplined into modesty by the nuns. Under the surface, however, the Devlins are silently broken by the death of their little boy. As Nick’s older brother inducts Nick into the cutthroat world of cosmetics, the Devlin family are further fragmented by betrayals and victims of the cruelest kind of hurt.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802122490

MANHATTAN MAYHEM: New Crime Stories from Mystery Writers of America edited by Mary Higgins Clark (Mystery/Short Stories)
Mary Higgins Clark invites you on a tour of Manhattan’s most iconic neighborhoods in this anthology of all-new stories from the Mystery Writers of America. From the Flatiron District (Lee Child) and Greenwich Village (Jeffery Deaver) to Little Italy (T. Jefferson Parker) and Chinatown (S.J. Rozan), you’ll encounter crimes, mysteries, and riddles large and small. Illustrated with iconic photography of New York City, MANHATTAN MAYHEM is a delightful read for armchair detectives and armchair travelers alike.
Quirk Books * 9781594747618

THE MISSING AND THE DEAD: The New Logan McRae Novel by Stuart MacBride (Mystery)
A little girl’s body washes up just outside the sleepy town of Banff, kicking off a massive manhunt. The Major Investigation Team is up from Aberdeen, wanting answers, and they don’t care who they trample over to get them. Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae has enough on his plate keeping B Division together, but DCI Steel wants him back on her team. As his old colleagues stomp around the countryside, burning bridges, Logan gets dragged deeper and deeper into the investigation.
HarperCollins * 9780007494606

MUSE by Jonathan Galassi (Fiction)
Paul Dukach is heir apparent at Purcell & Stern, one of the last independent publishing houses in New York. Working with his boss, the flamboyant Homer Stern, he learns the ins and outs of the book trade. But Paul’s deepest admiration has always been reserved for one writer: poet Ida Perkins, whose longtime publisher (also her cousin and erstwhile lover) happens to be Homer’s biggest rival. When Paul at last has the chance to meet Ida, she entrusts him with her greatest secret --- one that will change all of their lives forever.
Knopf * 9780385353342

PALACE OF TREASON by Jason Matthews (Thriller)
Captain Dominika Egorova of the Russian Intelligence Service (SVR) has returned from the West to Moscow. What no one knows is that she is working for the CIA as Washington’s most sensitive penetration of SVR and the Kremlin. As she expertly dodges exposure, Dominika deals with a murderously psychotic boss; survives an Iranian assassination attempt; escapes a counterintelligence ambush; rescues an arrested agent and exfiltrates him out of Russia; and has a chilling midnight conversation with President Putin.
Scribner * 9781476793740

A PLACE FOR US by Harriet Evans (Fiction)
When Martha, a wife and mother of three, sits down to write out the invitations to her 80th birthday celebration, she knows that what she is planning to reveal at the party could ruin the idyllic life she and her husband David have spent over 50 years building. As the story unfolds, each character reveals the secrets, joys and tragedies they are wrestling with through the confines of the family. What will happen when Martha finally tells the truth?
Gallery Books * 9781476786780

PRIMATES OF PARK AVENUE: A Memoir by Wednesday Martin (Memoir)
After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world through that lens, and suddenly things fell into place. Every city has its Upper East Side, and in Wednesday’s memoir, readers everywhere will recognize the strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476762623

ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE JANSON EQUATION by Douglas Corleone (Thriller/Adventure)
Prominent U.S. Senator James Wyckoff hires former government agents-turned-private security consultants Janson and Kincaid to locate his teenage son, Gregory. Gregory's girlfriend, Lynell, has been found strangled in a Seoul hotel, and Gregory has fled the city to avoid being arrested for the crime. But Senator Wyckoff insists that his son is innocent. When Janson and Kincaid realize they're being hunted by an assassin, they suspect that this crime --- and the cover-up --- were orchestrated by a shadowy unit of the U.S. State Department as part of a larger plot to provoke violence between North and South Korea.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455577675

SAINT MAZIE by Jami Attenberg (Historical Fiction)
Mazie Phillips is the truth-telling proprietress of The Venice, the famed New York City movie theater. When the Great Depression hits, she opens the doors of The Venice to those in need, becoming the beating heart of the Lower East Side. More than 90 years after Mazie began her diary, it is discovered by a documentarian in search of a good story. Who was Mazie Phillips, really? A chorus of voices from the past and present fill in some of the mysterious blanks of her adventurous life.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455599899

STALIN’S DAUGHTER: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva by Rosemary Sullivan (Biography)
Born in the early years of the Soviet Union, Svetlana Stalin spent her youth inside the walls of the Kremlin. As she gradually learned about the extent of her father’s brutality after his death, Svetlana could no longer keep quiet. In 1967 she shocked the world by defecting to the United States, leaving her two children behind. With access to KGB, CIA and Soviet government archives, as well as the close cooperation of Svetlana’s daughter, Rosemary Sullivan pieces together Svetlana’s incredible life.
Harper * 9780062206107

STAY by Victor Gischler (Crime Fiction)
David Sparrow is a stay-at-home dad, while his wife, Amy, commutes to New York City, where she was recently promoted to Deputy District Attorney. In fact, she just inherited a major case: prosecuting crime lord Dante Payne. But when Dante takes the fight directly to Amy, David is forced to "reactivate" himself, revealing a history and deadly skill set his wife knew nothing about. And he'll do anything to protect his family.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250041517

THE SUNLIT NIGHT by Rebecca Dinerstein (Fiction)
In the beautiful, barren landscape of the Far North, Frances and Yasha are surprised to find refuge in each other. Frances has fled heartbreak and claustrophobic Manhattan for an isolated artist colony; Yasha arrives from Brooklyn to fulfill his beloved father's last wish: to be buried "at the top of the world." They have come to learn how to be alone. But in Lofoten, an archipelago of six tiny islands in the Norwegian Sea, they form a bond that fortifies them against the turmoil of their distant homes, offering solace amidst great uncertainty.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781632861122

THANK YOU, GOODNIGHT by Andy Abramowitz (Fiction/Humor)
Teddy Tremble is nearing 40 and has settled into a comfortable groove, working at a stuffy law firm and living in a downtown apartment with a woman he thinks he might love. Sure, his days aren’t as exciting as the time he spent as the lead singer of the rock band Tremble, but that life has long since passed its sell-by date. But when Teddy gets a cryptic call from an old friend, he’s catapulted into contemplating the unthinkable: reuniting Tremble for one last shot at rewriting history.
Touchstone * 9781476791777

THE THEFT OF MEMORY: Losing My Father, One Day at a Time by Jonathan Kozol (Memoir)
National Book Award winner Jonathan Kozol is best known for his 50 years of work among our nation’s poorest and most vulnerable children. Now, in the most personal book of his career, he tells the story of his father’s life and work as a nationally noted specialist in disorders of the brain and his astonishing ability, at the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, to explain the causes of his sickness and then to narrate, step-by-step, his slow descent into dementia.
Crown * 9780804140973

TIME OF DEATH: A Tom Thorne Novel by Mark Billingham (Mystery/Thriller)
Tom Thorne is on holiday with his girlfriend, DS Helen Weeks, when two girls are abducted in Helen’s home town. When a body is discovered and a man is arrested, Helen recognizes the suspect’s wife as an old school friend and returns home for the first time in 25 years to lend her support. As his partner faces up to a past she has tried desperately to forget and a media storm engulfs the town, Thorne becomes convinced that, despite overwhelming evidence of his guilt, the police have the wrong man.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802123633
On Sale the Week of June 1st in Paperback

June 1st

THE LAST KIND WORDS SALOON by Larry McMurtry (Historical Fiction)
The taciturn Wyatt Earp whiles away his time in between bottles, and the dentist-turned-gunslinger Doc Holliday is more adept at poker than extracting teeth. Now hailed as heroes for their days of subduing drunks in Abilene and Dodge, Wyatt and Doc are living out the last days of a way of life that is passing into history --- two men never more aware of the growing distance between their lives and their legends.
Liveright * 9780393351194

June 2nd

BRUTAL YOUTH by Anthony Breznican (Fiction)
To even stand a chance at surviving their freshmen year at Saint Michael’s, Peter Davidek, Noah Stein and Lorelei Paskal must join forces as they navigate a bullying culture dominated by administrators like the once-popular Ms. Bromine, their embittered guidance counselor, and Father Mercedes, the parish priest who plans to scapegoat the students as he makes off with church finances.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250067890

CITIZENS CREEK by Lalita Tademy (Historical Fiction)
Cow Tom, born into slavery in Alabama in 1810 and sold to a Creek Indian chief before his 10th birthday, possessed an extraordinary gift: the ability to master languages. As the new country developed westward, Cow Tom became a key translator for his Creek master and was hired out to US military generals. Cow Tom’s legacy lives on --- especially in the courageous spirit of his granddaughter Rose, who is inspired by her grandfather’s indelible mark of courage.
Atria Books * 9781476753041

DARK AEMILIA by Sally O’Reilly (Historical Fiction)
The daughter of a Venetian musician, Aemilia Bassano crosses paths with an impetuous playwright named William Shakespeare and begins an impassioned but ill-fated affair. A decade later, Queen Elizabeth is dead, and Aemilia is now married to a fool. Like the rest of London, she fears the plague. And when her young son Henry takes ill, Aemilia resolves to do anything to save him, even if it means seeking help from her estranged lover, Will --- or worse, making a pact with the Devil himself.
Picador * 9781250070982

A DEADLY WANDERING: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age by Matt Richtel (Social Science/Technology)
Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, examines the impact of technology on our lives through the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. Richtel follows Reggie through the tragedy, the police investigation, his prosecution and, ultimately, his redemption. In the wake of his experience, Reggie has become a leading advocate against “distracted driving.”
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062284075

EENY MEENY by M. J. Arlidge
Paperback Original
Two people are abducted, imprisoned and left with a gun. As hunger and thirst set in, only one walks away alive. It’s a game more twisted than any Detective Helen Grace has ever seen. If she hadn’t spoken with the shattered survivors herself, she almost wouldn’t believe them. Helen is familiar with the dark sides of human nature, including her own, but this case --- with its seemingly random victims --- has her baffled. But as more people go missing, nothing will be more terrifying than when it all starts making sense.
NAL * 9780451475497

ELIZABETH IS MISSING by Emma Healey (Psychological Mystery/Thriller)
In this darkly riveting debut novel --- a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also a heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity and aging --- an elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared. Her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences.
Harper Perennial * 9780062309686

A FLYING AFFAIR by Carla Stewart (Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
Ever since Mittie Humphreys agreed to join dashing barnstorming pilot Ames for a joyride in his airplane, her lifelong love of horses has been surpassed by one thing --- a longing for the skies. Considering their shared passion, it's no surprise that Ames begins to vie for Mittie's time. Driven to succeed, Mittie will do whatever it takes to compete in the Women's National Air Derby alongside Amelia Earhart. But when Calista "Peach" Gilson becomes her rival both professionally and in love, Mittie must learn how to navigate her heart's romantic longings as well as the skies.
FaithWords * 9781455549993

A HEART’S BETRAYAL: Journey of the Heart, Book Four by Colleen Coble
(Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
When Emmie Croftner learns that her deceased husband was a bigamist and that the home she thought she inherited never belonged to her at all, she decides to move to Fort Laramie, Wyoming, for a fresh start. But upon her arrival, she discovers she’s pregnant --- and without a husband. Then she meets Isaac Liddle, a handsome soldier with a kind heart. When he begins to court her, Emmie wonders whether she could ever really be his --- and whether she dares to tell him she is carrying another man’s baby.
Thomas Nelson * 9780529103437

HEARTS MADE WHOLE: Beacons of Hope, Book Two
by Jody Hedlund (Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
After her father's death, Caroline Taylor has grown confident running the Windmill Point Lighthouse. So when Civil War veteran Ryan Chambers is brought on to replace her, she is angry with him for taking her job and for his inability to properly run the light. When his failings endanger others, he and Caroline realize he's in no shape to run the lighthouse, but he's unwilling to let anyone close enough to help. Caroline feels drawn to this wounded soul, but with both of them relying on that single position, can they look past their loss to a future filled with hope...and possibly love?
Bethany House * 9780764212383

IT’S YOU by Jane Porter (Fiction)
Paperback Original
In the wake of a tragedy that tore her life down to the foundations, Dr. Alison McAdams has lost her way. So when she’s summoned to Napa to care for her ailing father, she’s not sure she has anything to offer him --- or anyone else. But as Ali becomes part of her father’s community, makes new friends of her own, and hears the stories of a generation who survived the Second World War, she begins to find hope again. In a quest to discover the truth about another woman’s lost love, she sets off on a journey across oceans and deep into history.
Berkley * 9780425277157

LAST TO KNOW by Elizabeth Adler (Mystery/Thriller)
Detective Harry Jordan is out for a walk when the night is rocked by an explosion: the Havnel house is engulfed in a conflagration, and young Bea Havnel is seen fleeing, hair on fire, plunging into the lake. She survives, but her mother does not, and Harry is pulled into the investigation. When it’s discovered that Lacey Havnel died not from the explosion but from a knife wound, it’s soon clear that a murderer is on the loose. And this murderer is poised to strike again.
St. Martin’s Paperbacks * 9781250067296

THE MEANS by Douglas Brunt (Fiction)
Tom Pauley is a conservative trial attorney in Durham, NC, who is tapped by GOP leaders to campaign for the Governor’s mansion. Mitchell Mason is the president-elect of the United States, pushed into politics by a father determined to create a political dynasty. Samantha Davis is a child actor-turned-lawyer-turned-journalist, working her way up from the bottom in a competitive industry. Her dogged pursuit of a decade-old story could trigger a scandal that would upend the political landscape.
Touchstone * 9781476772615

THE MINIATURIST by Jessie Burton (Historical Fiction)
Nella arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. Johannes is always locked in his study or at his warehouse office, leaving Nella alone with his sister. But Nella’s world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist --- an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.
Ecco * 9780062306845

by Colm Tóibín (Fiction)
Widowed at 40, with four children and not enough money, Nora Webster has lost the love of her life, Maurice. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, she finds solace, engagement, a haven --- herself.
Scribner * 9781439170939

NOW AND FOREVER: Wild at Heart, Book Two by Mary Connealy
(Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
Matthew Tucker seizes every opportunity to get away from civilization, but one particular walk in the woods ends with him sprinting away from an angry grizzly and plunging into a raging river, accidentally taking Shannon Wilde with him. Their adventure in the wilderness results in the solitary mountain man finding himself hitched to a young woman with a homestead and a flock of sheep to care for. As they learn to live with each other, strange things begin to happen on Shannon's land. Someone clearly wants to drive her off, but whoever it is apparently didn't count on Tucker.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764211799

ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME: A New York City Romance by Melody Carlson (Romance)
Paperback Original
Managing the Value Lodge in her hometown was not what Anna Gordon had in mind when she set out in the hospitality industry. But it's a safe choice for a young woman starting out her career. Then, out of the blue, she gets the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance to reinvent herself and reinvigorate her career by moving to New York City. She applies for a management position at a stylish new hotel, The Rothsberg. But the city is full of surprises --- not the least of which is discovering that Sean O'Neil, a once-upon-a-time crush, has applied for the very same position.
Revell * 9780800723576

PARIS MATCH: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods (Thriller)
Stone Barrington has returned to Paris to attend to some business concerns, and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he might have a powerful local resource on his side: a gentleman with his own ax to grind against Stone. In the US, the swirling rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance. Though Stone is no stranger to peril, never before has he faced threats from so many directions at once.
Signet * 9780451473073

A PERFECT AMBITION: The Worthington Destiny, Book 1 by Dr. Kevin Leman and Jeff Nesbit
Paperback Original
Groomed from birth with the relentless message that he was destined for greatness, William Jennings Worthington VI has always pushed himself to succeed --- nearly as much as his never-satisfied financial tycoon father pushes him. Becoming CEO of the world's largest and most adventuresome oil company seems the next logical step on the success ladder. But when circumstances turn, Will finds himself staring down a road that leads to Capitol Hill. Can he trade the board room for the Senate floor? Or will family secrets keep him from his destiny?
Revell * 9780800723323

PHANTOM INSTINCT by Meg Gardiner (Psychological Thriller)
Harper Flynn is trying to rebuild her life a year after her boyfriend was gunned down in the L.A. club where she worked. Meanwhile, the investigation into the shoot-out has been closed, as the two gunmen were killed when the building collapsed. Certain that a third gunman escaped and is targeting the survivors, Harper enlists the help of L.A. Sheriff Deputy Aiden Garrison. She soon realizes that her presence during the attack was no coincidence --- and that her only ally is unstable, mistrustful of her, and seeing the same enemy everywhere he looks.
Signet * 9780451466099

ROYAL WEDDING: A Princess Diaries Novel by Meg Cabot (Fiction)
Paperback Original
For Princess Mia, the past five years since college graduation have been a whirlwind of activity. Her gorgeous longtime boyfriend, Michael, managed to clear both their schedules just long enough for an exotic (and very private) Caribbean island interlude where he popped the question. But now Mia has a scandal of majestic proportions to contend with: Her grandmother’s leaked “fake” wedding plans to the press that could cause even normally calm Michael to become a runaway groom. Worse, a scheming politico is trying to force Mia’s father from the throne.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062379085

RUN by Andrew Grant (Thriller)
Marc Bowman, a highly successful computer consultant and software designer, walks into his job at a major tech company one morning only to find himself fired on the spot, stonewalled by his boss and ushered out of the building. Then an explosive argument drives his wife away, and a robbery threatens to yank a million-dollar idea --- and his whole future --- out from under him. Before the week is over, Marc will be stalked, ambushed, wiretapped, arrested, duped, double- and triple-crossed --- until he can’t tell enemies from allies.
Ballantine Books * 9780345540737

SAND AND FIRE: A Parson and Gold Novel by Tom Young (Thriller/Adventure)
A trap kills several Marines, while others are captured. A jihadist leader promises that unless forces withdraw, he will execute one prisoner a day. Immediately, Marine gunnery sergeant A. E. Blount’s friends and colleagues, Sophia Gold and Lieutenant Colonel Michael Parson, rush to Libya to help coordinate rescue efforts. Soon, however, they all will be fighting for their lives in the sand and fire of the desert.
Berkley * 9780425275153

THE SILKWORM: A Cormoran Strike Novel by J.K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith (Mystery)
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. Quine has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives. When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer unlike any Strike has encountered before.
Mulholland Books * 9780316206891

TWO SOLDIERS by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström (Thriller)
Two 19-year-old boys have spent their young lives establishing a ruthless criminal enterprise, the Råby Warriors. With the recruitment of children as foot soldiers, the Warriors are now poised to become the most powerful syndicate in their Stockholm suburb. After Leon and Gabriel execute a maximum-security prison break, José Pereira, who now heads the Organized Crime and Gang Section in Råby, is joined in his investigation by Chief Superintendent Ewert Grens.
Quercus * 9781623654641

THE UNTOLD by Courtney Collins (Historical Fiction/Adventure)
Born wild and brave, by 26 Jessie has already lived life as a circus rider, horse and cattle rustler, and convict. Two men crash through the bushland, desperate to claim the reward on her head: one her lover, the other the law. But as it has always been for Jessie, it is death, not a man, who is her closest pursuer and companion. And while all odds are stacked against her, there is one who will never give up on her --- her own child, who awaits her.
Berkley * 9780425276174

THE VACATIONERS by Emma Straub (Fiction)
For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their 35th wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. But all does not go according to plan. Over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated.
Riverhead Books * 9781594633881

WE ARE NOT OURSELVES by Matthew Thomas (Fiction)
When Eileen Tumulty meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with in Woolside, Queens, she thinks she’s found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit. They marry, and Eileen quickly discovers that Ed doesn’t aspire to the same, ever bigger, stakes in the American Dream. She encourages him to want more, but as years pass, it becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper psychological shift.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476756677

A WORTHY PURSUIT by Karen Witemeyer
(Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
When a wealthy railroad investor hires Stone Hammond to find his abducted granddaughter, Stone eagerly accepts. Charlotte Atherton, former headmistress of Sullivan's Academy for Exceptional Youths, will do anything to keep her charges safe, especially the orphaned girl entrusted to her care. Charlotte promised Lily's mother she'd keep the girl away from her unscrupulous grandfather. When Miss Atherton produces documentation that shows her to be Lily's legal guardian, Stone must reevaluate everything he's been led to believe. Is she villain or victim?
Bethany House * 9780764212802

WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD by Diana Gabaldon (Historical Fiction)
In this long-awaited continuation of the Outlander saga, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces. The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter, Brianna, and her family are safe in 20th-century Scotland. Or not.
Bantam * 9780553386882

On Sale the Week of June 8th in Hardcover

June 9th

ALL THE SINGLE LADIES by Dorothea Benton Frank (Fiction)
Dorothea Benton Frank once again takes us deep into the heart of the magical Lowcountry where three amazing middle-aged women are bonded by another amazing woman’s death. Through their shared loss, they forge a deep friendship, asking critical questions. Who was their friend and what did her life mean? Are they living the lives they imagined for themselves? Will they ever be able to afford to retire? How will they maximize their happiness? Security? Health? And, ultimately, their own legacies?
William Morrow * 9780062132567

BLUEPRINTS by Barbara Delinsky (Fiction)
Caroline MacAfee is a skilled carpenter, and her daughter Jamie is a talented architect. Together they are the faces of “Gut It!,” a home renovation series on local public television. But when Caroline is told the network wants her daughter to replace her as host, she is devastated. For Jamie, life changes overnight when, soon after learning of the host shift, her father and his new wife die in a car accident that orphans their two-year-old son. Who am I? Both women ask, as the blueprints they've built their lives around suddenly need revising.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250007049

BOOK OF NUMBERS by Joshua Cohen (Fiction)
The enigmatic billionaire founder of Tetration hires failed novelist Josh Cohen to ghostwrite his memoirs. The mogul, known as Principal, brings Josh behind the digital veil, tracing the rise of Tetration, which started in the earliest days of the Internet by revolutionizing the search engine before venturing into smartphones, computers and the surveillance of American citizens. Principal takes Josh on a mind-bending world tour, initiating him into the secret pretext of the autobiography project and the life-or-death stakes that surround its publication.
Random House * 9780812996913

THE BREAKING POINT: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson Bass (Mystery/Thriller)
It’s been 10 years since Dr. Bill Brockton created the Body Farm --- the world’s first postmortem research facility dedicated to advancing the frontiers of forensic science --- and the researcher is at the pinnacle of his career. Calling him in for a number of high-profile cases, the FBI now wants him to identify the charred remains of a maverick millionaire, killed in a fiery plane crash. But a storm is about to hit Brockton with cataclysmic force.
William Morrow * 9780062262332

THE DARKLING CHILD: The Defenders of Shannara by Terry Brooks (Fantasy)
In THE DARKLING CHILD, the second stand-alone Shannara novel in the Defenders of Shannara series (following THE HIGH DRUID’S BLADE), Paxon Leah has joined the Druid Order as a paladin, tasked with protecting the Druids with the aid of his magical sword. But Paxon’s toughest assignment will come when he must track down a young musician with newly manifested magic before a rival sorcerer can corrupt the boy.
Del Rey * 9780345540799

THE FIXER by Joseph Finder (Thriller)
When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his job, fiancée and apartment, his only option is to move back into --- and renovate --- the home of his miserable youth, now empty and in decay since the stroke that put his father in a nursing home. As Rick starts to pull apart the old house, he makes an electrifying discovery: millions of dollars hidden in the walls. Yet the more of his father’s hidden past that Rick brings to light, the more dangerous his present becomes.
Dutton * 9780525954613

THE GODDESS POSE: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West by Michelle Goldberg (Biography)
When the woman who would become Indra Devi was born in Russia in 1899, yoga was virtually unknown outside of India. By the time of her death, in 2002, it was being practiced everywhere, from Brooklyn to Berlin to Ulaanbaatar. In THE GODDESS POSE, Michelle Goldberg traces the life of the incredible woman who brought yoga to the West --- and, in so doing, paints a sweeping picture of the 20th century.
Knopf * 9780307593511

by Erika Johansen (Historical Fantasy/Adventure)
With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime.
Harper * 9780062290397

by Martin Clark
(Legal Thriller)
Lisa and Joe Stone handle less-than-glamorous cases, whether domestic disputes, personal injury settlements, or never-ending complaints from their cantankerous client Lettie VanSandt. When Lettie dies in a freakish fire, the Stones think it’s certainly possible that she was cooking meth in her trailer. But details soon emerge that lead them to question how “accidental” her demise actually was. Before long, the Stones find themselves entangled in a corporate conspiracy that will require all their legal skills for them to survive.
Knopf * 9780385353595

SECOND LIFE by S. J. Watson (Psychological Thriller)
How well can you really know another person? How far would you go to find the truth about someone you love? When Julia learns that her sister has been violently murdered, she must uncover why. But Julia's quest quickly evolves into an alluring exploration of her own darkest sensual desires. Becoming involved with a dangerous stranger online, she's losing herself, losing control, perhaps losing everything. Her search for answers will jeopardize her marriage, her family and her life.
Harper * 9780062060587

SOMETHING MUST BE DONE ABOUT PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle by Kristen Green (History)
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in the case of Brown v. Board of Education, Virginia’s Prince Edward County refused to obey the law. Rather than desegregate, the county closed its public schools. Kristen Green grew up in Farmville and attended Prince Edward Academy, which didn’t open its doors to black students until 1986. Thirty-four years after the Supreme Court ended school segregation, Green first began to learn the truth about her hometown’s shameful history. As she peels back the layers of this haunting period in our nation’s past, her own family’s role comes to light.
Harper * 9780062268679

THE THIRD WIFE by Lisa Jewell (Fiction)
In the early hours of a summer morning, a young woman steps into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? At the center of this puzzle is Adrian Wolfe, a successful architect and grief-stricken widower, who, a year after his third wife’s death, begins to investigate the cause. As Adrian looks back on their brief but seemingly happy marriage, disturbing secrets begin to surface. Something, or someone, must have pushed Maya over the edge.
Atria Books * 9781476792187

THE TRUTH ACCORDING TO US by Annie Barrows (Historical Fiction)
In the summer of 1938, Layla Beck’s father, a United States senator, cuts off her allowance and demands that she find employment on the Federal Writers’ Project, a New Deal jobs program. Within days, Layla has been assigned to cover the history of the remote mill town of Macedonia, West Virginia. But once she secures a room in the home of the unconventional Romeyn family, she is drawn into their complex world and soon discovers that the truth of the town is entangled in the thorny past of the Romeyn dynasty.
The Dial Press * 9780385342940

THE WOLF BORDER by Sarah Hall (Fiction)
Rachel Caine is a zoologist working in Nez Perce, Idaho, as part of a wolf recovery project. When she receives a call from the wealthy and mysterious Earl of Annerdale, who is interested in reintroducing the grey wolf to Northern England, Rachel agrees to a meeting. She is certain she wants no part of this project, but the Earl's estate is close to the village where she grew up, and where her aging mother now lives in a care facility. It has been far too long since Rachel has gone home, and so she returns to face the ghosts of her past.
Harper * 9780062208477
On Sale the Week of June 8th in Paperback

June 8th

THE LONG SHADOW: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century
by David Reynolds
One of the most violent conflicts in the history of civilization, World War I has been strangely forgotten in American culture. It has become a ghostly war fought in a haze of memory, often seen merely as a distant preamble to World War II. In THE LONG SHADOW, historian David Reynolds seeks to broaden our vision by assessing the impact of the Great War across the 20th century.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393351286

June 9th

ACCIDENTS OF MARRIAGE by Randy Susan Meyers (Fiction)
Maddy is a social worker trying to balance her career and three children. She fell in love with her husband, Ben, drawn to his fiery passion, but now he lashes out at her. She vacillates between tiptoeing around him and asserting herself for the sake of their kids --- until the rainy day when they’re together in the car and Ben’s volatile temper leaves Maddy in the hospital fighting for her life.
Washington Square Press * 9781451673050

THE ACTRESS by Amy Sohn (Fiction)
When Hollywood heartthrob Steven Weller pulls Maddy Freed out of obscurity, his professional attention soon turns personal and Maddy allows herself to fall into a fairytale romance. He says he is drawn to her stunning acting abilities, a compliment that soon becomes ominous. As Maddy’s happiness becomes intertwined with his, she cannot ask many questions about Steven’s complicated past. But can she ignore her inner voice, and her instincts about her own worth?
Simon & Schuster * 9781451698626

CONCRETE ANGEL by Patricia Abbott (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Eve Moran has always wanted “things,” her powers of seduction impossible to resist for those who come in contact with her toxic allure. Her daughter, Christine, compelled by love, dependency and circumstance, is caught up in her mother’s deceptions, unwilling to accept the viciousness that runs in her family’s blood. It’s only when Christine’s three-year old brother, Ryan, begins to prove useful to her mother, and Christine sees a horrific pattern repeating itself, that she finds the courage and means to bring an end to Eve’s tyranny.
Polis Books * 9781940610382

DRIVING WITH THE TOP DOWN by Beth Harbison (Fiction)
Dara and Colleen embark on a two-week antiquing/thrift shopping road trip to Florida in the hopes of finding some diamonds in the rough to fix up and sell. However, things take an unexpected turn when they meet Jonnie. They offer her a ride with them to Florida, but soon learn that Jonnie has been hiding a few key facts: she has poisoned her abusive husband and now is on the run. And Dara and Colleen are accessories after the fact…
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250043849

by Tim Winton (Fiction)
Once an ambitious, altruistic environmentalist, Tom Keely now finds himself broke, embroiled in scandal, and struggling to piece together some semblance of a life. From the heights of his urban high-rise apartment, he surveys the wreckage of his life and the world he's tumbled out of love with. Just before he descends completely into pills and sorrow, a woman from his past and her preternatural child appear, perched on the edge of disaster, desperate for help. When you're fighting to keep your head above water, how can you save someone else from drowning?
Picador * 9781250069337

THE ILLUSIONISTS by Rosie Thomas (Historical Fiction)
Through her work as an artist’s model, Eliza meets the magnetic and irascible Devil --- a born showman whose dream is to run his own theater company. Devil’s righthand man is Carlo Bonomi, an ill-tempered dwarf with an enormous talent for all things magic and illusion. And then there is Jasper Button, the enigmatic, unlikely final member of this fascinating cast of characters. Thrown together by a twist of fate, their lives are inextricably linked. As Eliza gets sucked into their seductive and dangerous world, she risks not only her heart, but also her life, which is soon thrown into peril.
The Overlook Press * 9781468310986

THE IRON SICKLE: A Sueño and Bascom Investigation by Martin Limon (Mystery)
Early one rainy morning, the head of the 8th United States Army Claims Office in Seoul, South Korea, is brutally murdered by a Korean man in a trench coat with a small iron sickle hidden in his sleeve. Against orders, CID agents George Sueño and Ernie Bascom start to investigate. Somehow, no one they speak to has been interviewed yet. The 8th Army isn't great at solving cases, but they aren't usually this bad either. George and Ernie begin to suspect that someone doesn’t want the case solved.
Soho Crime * 9781616955687

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS: American Visionary by Fred Kaplan (Biography)
Fred Kaplan brings into focus the dramatic life of John Quincy Adams --- the little known and much misunderstood sixth president of the United States and the first son of John and Abigail Adams --- and persuasively demonstrates how Adams's inspiring, progressive vision guided his life and helped shape the course of America.
Harper Perennial * 9780061915420

LOVE ARRIVES IN PIECES by Betsy St. Amant (Romance)
Paperback Original
Former pageant queen Stella Varland doesn’t trust beauty anymore after her divorce. So she keeps her passion for art to herself and focuses on her interior design work. Contractor Chase Taylor is determined to live a life of no regrets after losing his fiancée. He returns home to renovate an old theater and is shocked to discover that the designer for the project is his old flame, Stella. Forced to work together, Chase and Stella battle their chemistry and past as they struggle to compromise and work together on a vision for the theater.
Zondervan * 9780310338475

by Lev Grossman (Fantasy)
Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him. He uncovers a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory --- but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them, he will have to risk sacrificing everything.
Plume * 9780147516145

MARRIED 'TIL MONDAY: A Chapel Springs Romance by Denise Hunter (Romance)
Paperback Original
Ryan McKinley has tried to move on from his ex-wife, Abby, but he can't stop thinking about her. So when her parents call him out of the blue about their anniversary party in Summer Harbor, Maine, Ryan believes God has dropped a golden opportunity straight in his lap. Abby never exactly told her parents about the divorce. Then Ryan shows up on her doorstep, looking as handsome as ever. When he insists he’s going to Summer Harbor, with or without her, Abby knows she can’t say no. It’s just a one-week road trip with the man who broke her heart. What could possibly go wrong?
Thomas Nelson * 9781401687069

THE MONOGRAM MURDERS: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery by Sophie Hannah (Historical Mystery)
For the first time ever, the guardians of Agatha Christie’s legacy have approved a brand-new novel featuring Dame Agatha's most beloved creation: Hercule Poirot. In THE MONOGRAM MURDERS, Poirot plunges into a mystery set in 1920s London --- a diabolically clever puzzle that will test his brilliant skills while baffling and delighting longtime Christie fans and new generations of readers discovering him for the first time.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062297228

MURDER FRESHLY BAKED: An Amish Village Mystery
by Vannetta Chapman (Mystery)
Paperback Original
The Amish Artisan Village of Middlebury, Indiana, might be the last place you would ever expect to find a murderer. So when poetic notes begin appearing around the bakery, warning that some of the pies have been poisoned, Amber is as confused as she is concerned. Who poisons pies? And more to the point, who leaves poems of warning after they’ve done it? Amber decides to help the police track down the sweet-toothed saboteur and enlists Hannah Troyer for another round of Amish-style detective work. Can Amber and Hannah help the police before the Poison Poet strikes?
Zondervan * 9780310322177

NANTUCKET SISTERS by Nancy Thayer (Romance)
When they meet as girls on a beach in Nantucket, Maggie Drew and Emma Hudson become fast friends. Even as Emma falls for Maggie’s brother, Ben, and the young women’s paths diverge, the duo remain close friends. Then the unthinkable happens: a lifelong friendship is pushed to its breaking point with the appearance of Wall Street trader Cameron Chadwick --- upending both of their lives.
Ballantine Books * 9780345545503

NEIL ARMSTRONG: A Life of Flight by Jay Barbree (Biography)
Much has been written about Neil Armstrong, America’s modern hero and history’s most famous space traveler. Yet, shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight, Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss his personal side of events. Here, for the first time, is the definitive story of Neil’s life of flight he shared for five decades with a trusted friend --- Jay Barbree.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250040725

NEW YORKED by Rob Hart (Noir Mystery)
Paperback Original
Ashley McKenna is a blunt instrument. Find someone, scare someone, carry something; point him at the job, he gets it done. He generally accepts money upon completion, though a bottle of whiskey works, too. That's until Chell, the woman he loves, leaves him a voicemail looking for help --- a voicemail he gets two hours after her body is found. Ash hunts for her killer, running afoul of a drag queen crime lord and stumbling into a hard-boiled role-playing game that might be connected to a hipster turf war.
Polis Books * 9781940610405

by Howard Norman (Fiction)
Sam Lattimore meets Elizabeth Church in 1970s Halifax, in an art gallery. Their brief, erotically charged marriage is extinguished with Elizabeth’s murder. In a moment of desperate confusion, Sam sells his life story to a Norwegian filmmaker named Istvakson, whose artistic drive sets in motion an increasingly intense cat-and-mouse game between the two men. Furthermore, Sam has begun “seeing” Elizabeth --- not only seeing but holding conversations with her. What at first seems simply hallucination born of terrible grief reveals itself, evening by evening, as something else entirely.
Mariner Books * 9780544484061

PAINTED HORSES by Malcolm Brooks (Historical Fiction)
Catherine Lemay is a young archaeologist on her way to Montana, with a huge task before her --- a canyon “as deep as the devil’s own appetites.” Working ahead of a major dam project, she has one summer to prove that nothing of historical value will be lost in the flood. And then there’s John H, a former mustanger and veteran of the U.S. Army’s last mounted cavalry campaign, living a fugitive life in the canyon. John H inspires Catherine to see beauty in the stark landscape, and her heart opens to more than just the vanished past.
Grove Press * 9780802123817

SAVING GRACE by Jane Green (Fiction)
As Ted and Grace Chapman’s picture-perfect life begins to crumble, they are rescued by Beth, an assistant promising to calm Ted’s rages and lend Grace emotional support. But Grace harbors dark secrets in her past, and Beth’s persona might be too good to be true. It soon appears that this new interloper might be the biggest threat of all, one that could cost Grace her marriage, her reputation and even her sanity.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250047397

SECOND STREET STATION: A Mary Handley Mystery by Lawrence H. Levy
(Historical Mystery)
Paperback Original
Not long after being fired from her job at the hat factory for insubordinate behavior, Mary Handley finds herself at the murder scene of Charles Goodrich. When Mary proves her acumen as a sleuth, she is hired by the Brooklyn police department --- as the city’s first female policewoman --- to solve the crime. Mary soon discovers the key to solving the case depends on her ability to unearth the machinations of the city’s most prominent and respected public figures, men who will go to great lengths to protect their secrets.
Broadway Books * 9780553418927

SELECTED LETTERS OF NORMAN MAILER edited by J. Michael Lennon (Literary Criticism & Collections/Letters)
Compiled by Norman Mailer’s authorized biographer, J. Michael Lennon, and organized by decade, SELECTED LETTERS OF NORMAN MAILER features the most fascinating of Mailer’s missives from 1940 to 2007 --- letters to his family and friends, to fans and fellow writers (including Truman Capote, James Baldwin and Philip Roth), to political figures from Henry Kissinger to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and to such cultural icons as John Lennon, Marlon Brando and even Monica Lewinsky.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812986105

by Mira Jacob (Fiction)
Celebrated brain surgeon Thomas Eapen has been sitting on his porch, talking to dead relatives. At least that is the story his wife, Kamala, tells their daughter, Amina. Reluctantly Amina returns home and finds a situation that is far more complicated than her mother let on, with roots in a trip the family took to India 20 years earlier. Amina soon realizes that the only way she can help her father is by coming to terms with her family’s painful past.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812985061

TO DWELL IN DARKNESS by Deborah Crombie (Mystery)
Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his new murder investigation team are called to a deadly bombing at historic St. Pancras Station. By fortunate coincidence, Melody Talbot, Gemma's trusted colleague, witnesses the explosion. The victim was taking part in an organized protest, yet the other group members swear the young man only meant to set off a smoke bomb. As Kincaid begins to gather the facts, he finds that every piece of the puzzle yields an unexpected pattern, including the disappearance of a mysterious bystander.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062271617

WE MAKE THE ROAD BY WALKING: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation by Brian D. McLaren (Christian Life/Spiritual Growth)
Brian McLaren's latest book offers everything you need to explore what a difference an honest, living, growing faith can make in our world today. It also puts tools in your hands to create a life-changing learning community in any home, restaurant, or other welcoming space. The 52 (plus a few) weekly readings each can be read aloud in 10-12 minutes, and offer a simple curriculum of insightful reflections and transformative practices.
Jericho Books * 9781455514014

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