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June 9, 2015

June 9, 2015

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of June 8th and June 15th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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
On Sale the Week of June 15th in Hardcover

June 15th

THE CONVICTIONS OF JOHN DELAHUNT by Andrew Hughes (Historical Thriller)
Dublin, 1841. On a cold December morning, a small boy is enticed away from his mother and his throat savagely cut. It appears that the culprit --- a feckless student named John Delahunt --- is also an informant in the pay of the authorities at Dublin Castle. And strangely, this young man seems neither to regret what he did nor fear his punishment. Indeed, as he awaits the hangman in his cell in Kilmainham Gaol, John Delahunt decides to tell his story in this, his final, deeply unsettling statement.
Pegasus * 9781605987941

THE NIGHTMARE PLACE by Steve Mosby (Thriller)
DI Zoe Dolan is tracking the Creeper, a stalker who's been breaking into women's homes and attacking them. Meanwhile, Jane Webster gets a call to the helpline where she volunteers. The soft voice at the end of the line says he loves these women, but it's a love that ends in blood. When Jane tells the police, it should be the lead that Zoe needs --- but it only pulls her further into a case that is already taking her dangerously close to the past she's never fully escaped.
Pegasus * 9781605987880

June 16th

CHARLIE MARTZ AND OTHER STORIES: The Unpublished Stories by Elmore Leonard (Fiction/Short Stories)
The stories in CHARLIE MARTZ AND OTHER STORIES, produced early in Elmore Leonard’s career, reveal a writer in transition. Here, he explores new voices and locations --- from the bars of small-town New Mexico and Michigan to a film set in Hollywood, a hotel in Southern Spain, even a military base in Kuala Lumpur. They also introduce us to classic Leonard characters, some of whom recur throughout the collection, such as aging lawman Charlie Martz and weary former matador Eladio Montoya.
William Morrow * 9780062364920

CHINA RICH GIRLFRIEND by Kevin Kwan (Fiction)
On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over the moon. But she still mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won't be able to walk her down the aisle. Until a shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Meanwhile, Singapore's It Girl, Astrid Leong, is shocked to discover that there is a downside to having a newly minted tech billionaire husband.
Doubleday * 9780385539081

COUNTRY by Danielle Steel (Fiction)
Stephanie Adams is a devoted stay-at-home mother who has stayed in a dead marriage for years for the sake of her children. Then, on a ski trip, her husband dies suddenly and all bets are off. Despite her children’s grief, and her own conflicting emotions and loneliness, Stephanie tries to move on, but struggles to find herself as an independent individual after years of giving up her life for everyone else. A spur-of-the-moment road trip leads her to the Grand Canyon and a chance meeting --- and her whole life changes forever.
Delacorte Press * 9780345531001

THE COST OF COURAGE by Charles Kaiser (History/Biography)
In the fall of 1943, André Boulloche became de Gaulle’s military delegate in Paris, coordinating all the Resistance movements in the nine northern regions of France only to be betrayed by one of his associates, arrested, wounded by the Gestapo, and taken prisoner. His parents and oldest brother were arrested and shipped off on the last train from Paris to Germany before the liberation, and died in the camps. This is the first time the Boulloche family has cooperated with an author to recount their extraordinary ordeal.
Other Press * 9781590516140

DAY FOUR by Sarah Lotz (Thriller)
Hundreds of pleasure-seekers stream aboard The Beautiful Dreamer cruise ship for five days of fun in the Caribbean sun. But on the fourth day, disaster strikes, and the ship is stranded in the Gulf of Mexico. Soon supplies run low, a virus plagues the ship, and there are whispered rumors that the cabins on the lower decks are haunted by shadowy figures. When, at last, the ship is spotted drifting off the coast of Key West, the world's press reports it empty. But the gloomy headlines may be covering up an even more disturbing reality.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316242943

INVASION OF PRIVACY by Christopher Reich (Thriller)
FBI agent Joe Grant and a confidential informant are killed in a deadly shootout. The official report places blame for the deaths on Joe's shoulders, but the story just doesn't add up, and Joe’s wife, Mary, has too many troubling questions that need answers. Stonewalled by the FBI, Mary will be drawn into a deadly conspiracy that puts her in the crosshairs of the richest and most powerful men in America…and the newest and most terrifying surveillance system known to man.
Doubleday * 9780385531573

LOVE MAY FAIL by Matthew Quick (Fiction)
Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her ritzy Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, she finds herself back in South Jersey, a place that remains largely unchanged from the years of her unhappy youth. Lost and alone, looking to find the goodness in the world she believes still exists, Portia sets off to save herself by saving someone else --- a beloved high school English teacher who has retired after a traumatic incident.
Harper * 9780062285560

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy. She is also Elsa’s best (and only) friend. When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother’s letters lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs and totally ordinary old crones, but also to the truth about fairy tales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.
Atria Books * 9781501115066

PARADISE SKY by Joe R. Lansdale (Western)
Young Willie is on the run, having fled his small Texas farm when an infamous local landowner murdered his father. A man named Loving takes him in and trains him in the fine arts of shooting, riding, reading and gardening. When Loving dies, Willie re-christens himself Nat Love in tribute to his mentor and heads west. But the hellhounds are still on his trail, and they brutally attack Nat's love. Pursuing the men who have driven his wife mad, Nat heads south for a final showdown against those who would strip him of his life.
Mulholland Books * 9780316329378

by Penny Vincenzi (Fiction)
The House of Farrell is a prolific skincare company and home of The Cream, an iconic face product. But the world of cosmetics is changing, and the once glorious House of Farrell is now in decline, its customers tempted away by more fashionable brands. With no idea how to right the ship, company figurehead Athina Farrell hires Bianca Bailey, a formidable businesswoman. Athina and Bianca lock horns over the future of the House of Farrell, but it’s the past that tells its devastating tale of ambition and ego, passion and wonder.
The Overlook Press * 9781468310917

PIRATE HUNTERS: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship by Robert Kurson (History/Adventure)
Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men --- John Chatterton and John Mattera --- are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. Soon, however, they realize that cutting-edge technology and a willingness to lose everything aren’t enough to track down Bannister’s ship. They must travel the globe in search of historic documents and accounts of the great pirate’s exploits, face down dangerous rivals, and battle the tides of nations, governments and experts.
Random House * 9781400063369

THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW by Brad Meltzer (Thriller)
A young staffer with the National Archives in Washington, D.C., Beecher White is also a member of the Culper Ring, a 200-year-old secret society founded by George Washington and charged with protecting the Presidency. The alarming discovery of a buried arm has the President's team in a rightful panic. Who buried the arm? How did they get past White House security? And most important: What's the message hidden in the arm's closed fist? Indeed, the puzzle inside has a clear intended recipient, and it isn't the President. It's Beecher himself.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446553933

THE RUMOR by Elin Hilderbrand
Madeline King and Grace Pancik are best friends and the envy of Nantucket for their perfect marriages, their beautiful kids, and their Sunday night double dates with their devoted husbands. But this summer, something's changed, and if there's anything Nantucket likes better than cocktails on the beach at sunset, it's a good rumor. As the gossip escalates, and they face the possible loss of the happy lives they've worked so hard to create, Grace and Madeline try mightily to set the record straight --- but the truth might be even worse than rumor has it.

Little, Brown and Company * 9780316334525

THE SANTANGELOS by Jackie Collins (Fiction)
A vicious hit. A vengeful enemy. A drug-addled Colombian club owner. A sex-crazed Italian family. And the ever-powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all, while teenage daughter Max is becoming The "It" girl in Europe's modeling world. And her Kennedyesque son, Bobby, is being set up for a murder he didn't commit. But Lucky can deal. Always strong and unpredictable with her husband, Lennie, by her side, she lives up to the family motto: Never cross a Santangelo.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250048233

THE SEVEN GOOD YEARS: A Memoir by Etgar Keret (Memoir)
The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret’s son and the death of his father were good years, though still full of reasons to worry. Lev is born in the midst of a terrorist attack. Etgar’s father gets cancer. The threat of constant war looms over their home and permeates daily life. Etgar’s siblings, all very different people who have chosen radically divergent paths in life, come together after his father’s shivah to experience the grief and love that tie a family together forever.
Riverhead Books * 9781594633263

TOM CLANCY UNDER FIRE: A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel by Grant Blackwood (Thriller/Adventure)
On a routine intelligence gathering mission in Tehran, Jack Ryan, Jr., has lunch with his oldest friend, Seth Gregory, an engineer overseeing a transcontinental railway project. As they part, Seth gives Jack a key, along with a perplexing message. The next day, Jack is summoned to an apartment where two men claim Seth has disappeared --- gone to ground with funds for a vital intelligence operation. They leave Jack with a warning: If you hear from Seth Gregory, call us immediately. And do not get involved. But they don’t know Jack. He won’t abandon a friend in need.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780399175756

THE ULTIMATUM: A Jeremy Fisk Novel by Dick Wolf (Thriller)
When a leaker named Verlyn Merritt releases sensitive documents from the NYPD Intelligence Division to WikiLeaks, some of the deadliest criminals have access to Detective Jeremy Fisk’s unlisted home address. Within hours, three mysterious assailants arrive at his apartment. Who are they, and why do they want Fisk dead? Authorities quickly identify and arrest Merritt. But the case takes a sinister twist when an anonymous third party makes threats if authorities don’t release Merritt immediately.
William Morrow * 9780062286833
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June 15th

BLISS HOUSE by Laura Benedict (Mystery/Horror)
Rainey Bliss Adams desperately needed a new start when she and her daughter, Ariel, settled into the house where the Bliss family had lived for over a century. It isn’t long before Ariel sees haunting visions: the ghost of her father, and the ghost of a woman being pushed to her death. And then there is a death the night of the housewarming party. Who is the murderer in the midst of this small town? And who killed the woman in Ariel's visions?
Pegasus * 9781605988351

June 16th

ALL DAY AND A NIGHT by Alafair Burke (Mystery/Thriller)
Psychotherapist Helen Brunswick is murdered in her Park Slope office. Her injuries are eerily similar to the signature used 20 years earlier by Anthony Amaro, a serial killer serving a life sentence for his crimes. Now, Amaro is asking to be released from prison, arguing that he was wrongly convicted, and that the true killer is still on the loose. NYPD detectives Ellie Hatcher and JJ Rogan are tapped as the “fresh look” team to reassess the original investigation that led to Amaro’s conviction.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062208392

THE BONE CLOCKS by David Mitchell (Metaphysical Thriller)
Following a terrible fight with her mother over her boyfriend, 15-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her family and her old life. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life. For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mystics --- and their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812976823

A COLDER WAR by Charles Cumming (Thriller)
A top-ranking Iranian military official is killed while trying to defect to the West. An investigative journalist is imprisoned for writing an article critical of the Turkish government. An Iranian nuclear scientist is assassinated on the streets of Tehran. Then Paul Wallinger, MI6’s most senior agent in Turkey, dies in a puzzling plane crash. Fearing the worst, MI6 bypasses the usual protocol and brings disgraced agent Tom Kell in from the cold to investigate. Kell soon discovers what Wallinger already had begun to suspect --- that there’s a mole somewhere in the Western intelligence.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250025548

THE DARKEST HOUR by Tony Schumacher (Historical Thriller)
The Nazis have conquered the British and now occupy Great Britain, using brutality and fear to control its citizens. John Henry Rossett, a decorated British war hero and former police sergeant, has been reassigned to the Office of Jewish Affairs, where he must round up Jews for deportation. However, determined to save a young Jewish child who he finds hiding in an abandoned building, Rossett takes him on the run, with the Nazis in pursuit.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062339379

HAVE A NICE GUILT TRIP by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella (Humor/Essays)
Once again, the mother-daughter writing duo of Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella provide a uniquely frank and often humorous look at life. With twenty-something Francesca navigating New York City, Lisa holding down the fort in the suburbs, and Mother Mary making frequent and always entertaining appearances, there are plenty of opportunities for family-induced guilt, fighting, laughter and love.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250068835

THE LAST TAXI RIDE: A Ranjit Singh Novel by A. X. Ahmad (Thriller)
Bollywood film icon Shabana Shah has been murdered, her body found in the apartment where New York City taxi driver Ranjit Singh ate dinner mere hours before. With his fingerprints all over the murder weapon, Ranjit is accused by the NYPD as an accessory to murder. His only credible alibi is Shabana’s Indian doorman, but he has vanished. With a Grand Jury arraignment looming in 10 days, and Ranjit’s teenage daughter about to arrive from India, Ranjit must find the doorman.
Minotaur Books * 9781250020444

THE ROMANOV SISTERS: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport (History)
The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle. With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250067456

SHADOWS OF LADENBROOKE MANOR by Melanie Dobson (Mystery/Romance)
Paperback Original
Libby, a free spirit who can’t be tamed by her parents, finds solace with her neighbor Oliver, the son of Lord Croft of Ladenbrooke Manor. But then she finds herself pregnant and alone when her father kicks her out, and Oliver mysteriously drowns in a nearby river. Sixty years later, Heather Toulson, returning to her family’s cottage in the shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor, is mourning her father’s passing but can’t let go of the anger and resentment over their strained relationship. What she uncovers while sorting through her family’s belongings will change everything she thought she knew about her family’s history.
Howard Books * 9781476746142

THE SIXTEENTH OF JUNE by Maya Lang (Fiction)
Leopold Portman, a young IT manager a few years out of college, dreams of settling down and starting a family with his fiancée, Nora. Nora’s best friend, Stephen, Leopold’s brother, privately questions Leo and Nora’s relationship. On June 16, 2004, the three are brought together --- first for a funeral, then for an annual Bloomsday party. As the long-simmering tensions between them come to a head, they are forced to confront the choices of their pasts and their hopes for the future.
Scribner * 9781476745770

WHAT IS VISIBLE by Kimberly Elkins (Historical Fiction)
At age two, Laura Bridgman lost four of her five senses to scarlet fever. At age seven, she was taken to Perkins Institute in Boston to determine if a child so terribly afflicted could be taught. At age 12, Charles Dickens declared her his prime interest for visiting America. And by age 20, she was considered the 19th century's second most famous woman, having mastered language and charmed the world with her brilliance.
Twelve * 9781455528950

THE WRONG MAN by Kate White (Psychological Thriller)
Paperback Original
While on vacation in the Florida Keys, Kit Finn meets Matt Healy, a rugged stranger she literally bumps into at her hotel. He offers to cook her dinner when they’re both back in the city. But when Kit arrives at his luxury apartment ready for the date of a lifetime, she is shocked. How could she have been taken in by the deceptions of a con man? And why has he targeted her? Now the only way out is to expose the vicious puppet master who’s turned her life upside down.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062350657

June 18th

GREY: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E L James (Erotica)
Paperback Original
Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined and utterly empty --- until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through Christian --- past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to his cold, wounded heart. Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt him every night?
Vintage * 9781101946343

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