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March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of March 28th and April 4th that we think will be of interest to readers, along with Bonus News, where we call out a contest, feature or review that we want to let you know about so you have it on your radar. This week, we are calling attention to our review of DIMESTORE: A Writer's Life by Lee Smith (we will have more on the book in Friday's Weekly Update newsletter) and a contest on where readers can win a copy of HEART OF GLASS: A Memoir by Wendy Lawless.

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This Week's Bonus News: Our Review of DIMESTORE by Lee Smith and a Contest for Wendy Lawless' HEART OF GLASS
DIMESTORE: A Writer's Life by Lee Smith (Memoir)
In her first work of nonfiction, Lee Smith deploys the wit, wisdom and graceful prose for which she is beloved to conjure her early days in the small coal town of Grundy, Virginia --- and beyond. These 15 essays are crushingly honest, wise and perceptive, and superbly entertaining. Smith has created both a moving personal portrait and a testament to embracing one’s heritage. It’s also an inspiring story of the birth of a writer and a poignant look at a way of life that has all but vanished.

-Click here to read the review.
-Click here to read more about the book.
-Click here to read an excerpt.

Win a Copy of HEART OF GLASS: A Memoir, by Wendy Lawless
We are celebrating the recent release of HEART OF GLASS --- bestselling author Wendy Lawless' highly anticipated follow-up to her stunning 2013 memoir, CHANEL BONFIRE --- by giving 10 readers the chance to win a copy of the book.

-Click here to enter the contest by Wednesday, April 20th at noon ET.

-Click here to read more about the book.
-Click here to read a review.
-Click here for the discussion guide.
On Sale the Week of March 28th in Hardcover

March 29th

THE BOOKS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actors, Musicians, and Other Remarkable People edited by Bethanne Patrick (Essays)
Leading authors, politicians, CEOs, actors and other notables share the books that changed their life, why they love them, and their passion with readers everywhere. Regan Arts has teamed up with the literary charity 826National, which will receive a portion of the book’s proceeds to provide students ages 6-18 with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. Contributors include Al Roker, Carl Hiaasen, Dave Eggers, Fran Lebowitz, Gillian Flynn, Gregory Maguire, Jeff Kinney, Laura Lippmann, Lev Grossman, Liev Schreiber, Margaret Atwood and Nelson DeMille.
Regan Arts * 9781941393659

COLD BARREL ZERO by Matthew Quirk (Thriller/Adventure)
John Hayes is a Special Operations legend who went rogue on a deep-cover mission and betrayed his own soldiers. Disgraced and on the run, he returns to the United States to get back to his wife and daughter and take revenge on his accusers with a series of devastating attacks. Only one man can stop him: Thomas Byrne. He once fought alongside Hayes as a combat medic, but he gave up the gun. Now a surgeon, Byrne moves from town to town, trying to forget his past, until he is called upon by a high-ranking government official to help capture the man he once called a friend.
Mulholland Books * 9780316259217

DARKNESS by Karen Robards (Romantic Suspense)
Dr. Gina Sullivan is a renowned ornithologist on a group research grant trip on the remote island of Attu, Alaska. When an everyday outing turns sinister at the onset of one of Attu’s infamous storms, Gina expects thunder and lightning. What she doesn’t see coming is the small jet plane that drops out of the sky and into the water mere feet from her boat. There’s a sole survivor from the crash, and he needs Gina’s help. But it turns out that rescuing the stranger and getting them both out of the oncoming storm is just the beginning. Because the more Gina learns about James “Cal” Callahan, the more she fears --- for herself, and for him.
Gallery Books * 9781476766591

FLAWLESS by Heather Graham (Romantic Suspense)
Criminal psychologist Kieran Finnegan and her three brothers now own a pub in New York City that’s been in their family for generations. Meanwhile, New York's Diamond District has been hit by a rash of thefts. No one's been killed --- until now. FBI agent Craig Frasier is brought in to investigate; he and Kieran meet at a jewelry store in the middle of a heist. Thrown together by circumstance, drawn together by attraction, Kieran and Craig are both assigned to the case. But to Kieran's horror, there's more and more evidence that the pub is somehow involved.
Mira * 9780778318811

JOURNEY TO MUNICH: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear (Historical Mystery)
The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man’s wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie Dobbs --- who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter --- to retrieve the man from Dachau. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers --- and finds herself questioning whether it’s time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas.
Harper * 9780062220608

THE LITTLE RED CHAIRS by Edna O'Brien (Fiction)
Vlad, a stranger from Eastern Europe masquerading as a healer, settles in a small Irish village where the locals fall under his spell. One woman, Fidelma McBride, becomes so enamored that she begs him for a child. All that world is shattered when Vlad is arrested, and his identity as a war criminal is revealed. A disgraced Fidelma flees to England and seeks work among the other migrants displaced by wars and persecution. But it is not until she confronts him --- her nemesis --- at the tribunal in The Hague that her physical and emotional journey reaches its breathtaking climax.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316378239

LUST & WONDER: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs (Memoir)
In chronicling the development and demise of the different relationships he's had while living in New York, Augusten Burroughs examines what it means to be in love, what it means to be in lust, and what it means to be figuring it all out. With Augusten's unique and singular observations, and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, LUST & WONDER is an intimate and honest memoir that his legions of fans have been waiting for.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312342036

THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE: A Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr (Historical Thriller)
The war is over. Bernie Gunther, our sardonic former Berlin homicide detective and unwilling SS officer, is now living on the French Riviera. He is the go-to guy at the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, the man you turn to for touring tips or if you need a fourth for bridge. W. Somerset Maugham is looking for someone to fill that fourth seat, but he is also seeking some professional advice. Maugham is being blackmailed --- perhaps because of his unorthodox lifestyle, or because of something in his past. For once upon a time, Maugham worked for the British secret service, and the people now blackmailing him are spies.
Marian Wood Books/Putnam * 9780399177040

SPAIN IN OUR HEARTS: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 by Adam Hochschild (History)
For three crucial years in the 1930s, the Spanish Civil War dominated headlines in America and around the world, as volunteers flooded to Spain to help its democratic government fight off a fascist uprising led by Francisco Franco and aided by Hitler and Mussolini. Today we're accustomed to remembering the war through Hemingway’s FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS and Robert Capa’s photographs. But Adam Hochschild has discovered some less familiar yet far more compelling characters who reveal the full tragedy and importance of the war.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547973180

THE TAXIDERMIST'S DAUGHTER by Kate Mosse (Supernatural/Historical Thriller)
Twenty-two and unmarried, Constantia Gifford lives with her father on the fringes of town, in a decaying mansion cluttered with the remains of his once world-famous museum of taxidermy. When a woman is found dead, snippets of long-lost memories begin to tease through Connie’s mind. The answers are tied to a dark secret that lies at the heart of Blackthorn House, hidden among the bell jars of her father’s workshop --- a mystery that draws Connie closer to danger.
William Morrow * 9780062402158

April 1st

MEMORIALIZING PEARL HARBOR: Unfinished Histories and the Work of Remembrance by Geoffrey M. White
Analyzing moments in which history is re-presented --- in commemorative events, documentary films, museum design and educational programming --- Geoffrey M. White shows that the memorial to the Pearl Harbor bombing is not a fixed or singular institution. Rather, it has become a site in which many histories are performed, validated and challenged. In addition to valorizing military service and sacrifice, the memorial has become a place where Japanese veterans have come to seek recognition and reconciliation, where Japanese Americans have sought to correct narratives of racial mistrust, and where Native Hawaiians have challenged their ongoing erasure from their own land.
Duke University Press Books * 9780822360889

On Sale the Week of March 28th in Paperback

March 29th

B & ME: A True Story of Literary Arousal by J.C. Hallman (Memoir)
Nearly 25 years ago, Nicholson Baker published U AND I, the groundbreaking tale of his literary relationship with John Updike. U AND I inspired a whole sub-genre of engaging, entertaining writing about reading, but what no story of this type has ever done is tell its tale from the moment of conception, that moment when you realize that there is a writer out there in the world who you must read. B & ME is that story, the story of J.C. Hallman discovering and reading Nicholson Baker --- and discovering himself in the process.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451682014

BLUE STARS by Emily Gray Tedrowe (Fiction)
Ellen is a Midwestern literature professor who is drawn into the war when her legal ward, Michael, enlists as a Marine. Lacey is a proud Army wife who struggles to pay the bills and keep things going for her son while her husband is deployed. Ellen and Lacey cope with the fear and stress of a loved one at war while trying to get by in a society that often ignores or misunderstands what war means to women today. When Michael and Eddie are injured in Iraq, Ellen and Lacey’s lives become intertwined in Walter Reed Army Hospital, where each woman must live while caring for her wounded soldier.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250052575

DIAMOND HEAD by Cecily Wong (Historical Fiction)
At the turn of the 19th century, Frank Leong, a fabulously wealthy shipping industrialist, moves his family from China to the island of Oahu. But when Frank is murdered, his family is thrown into a perilous downward spiral. Left to rebuild in their patriarch’s shadow, the surviving members try their hand at a new, ordinary life, vowing to bury their gilded past. Now the Leongs’ survival rests with young Theresa, Frank’s only grandchild, the heir apparent to her ancestors’ punishing knots.
Harper Perennial * 9780062345448

THE ENGLISH SPY by Daniel Silva (Thriller/Adventure)
She is an iconic member of the British Royal Family, beloved for her beauty and charitable works, resented by her former husband and his mother, the Queen of England. But when a bomb explodes aboard her holiday yacht, British intelligence turns to one man to track down her killer: legendary spy and assassin Gabriel Allon. Gabriel's target is Eamon Quinn, a master bomb maker and mercenary of death who sells his services to the highest bidder.
Harper * 9780062320148

THE FACES OF STRANGERS by Pia Padukone (Fiction)
Paperback Original
When native New Yorker Nicholas Grand applies for an international student exchange program, he thinks it's an opportunity to broaden his horizons and meet some interesting people. He never imagines that a single year would have repercussions that would follow him throughout his lifetime. Nicholas is sent to Estonia, where he meets shy, sensitive Paavo; his beautiful sister, Mari; and their gruff father, Leo --- a family grappling with the challenges of life in a small country struggling to assert its post-Soviet identity. Nicholas sets off on an unforgettable journey through a foreign landscape that ultimately teaches him that some bonds can never be broken.
Mira * 9780778318057

I AM RADAR by Reif Larsen (Fiction)
The moment just before Radar Radmanovic is born, all of the hospital’s electricity mysteriously fails. When the lights come back on, the staff sees a healthy baby boy --- with pitch-black skin --- born to the stunned white parents. No one understands the uncanny electrical event or the unexpected skin color. I AM RADAR begins with Radar’s perplexing birth but rapidly explodes outward, carrying readers to unknown regions where radio waves and subatomic particles dance to their own design.
Penguin Books * 9780143107910

THE LITTLE GREEN BOOK OF CHAIRMAN RAHMA by Brian Herbert (Science Fiction)
A revolution has taken over the government of the United States, and the environment has been saved. But now the U.S. is ruled by a dictatorship, and the corporations are fighting back. Joining them are an increasing number of rebels angered by the dictatorship of Chairman Rahma. However, cracks are beginning to show as new weapons are developed by the old corporate powers and strange reports of mutants filter through the government's censorship.
Tor Books * 9780765381507

MAKE ME: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child (Thriller)
Mother’s Rest is a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes Jack Reacher for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal. Before long, Reacher is plunged into a desperate race through LA, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco, and ultimately back to Mother’s Rest, where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine.
Dell * 9780804178792

THE MASK: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel by Taylor Stevens (Thriller)
Still healing from a Somali hijacking gone wrong and a brutal attack that left her near death, Vanessa Michael Munroe joins her lover, Miles Bradford, in Japan where he’s working as a security consultant protecting high-value technology from industrial espionage. In the domesticity of their routine, she finds long sought-after peace --- until Bradford is arrested for murder, and the same interests who targeted him come after her, too.
Broadway Books * 9780385348980

THE TAMING OF THE QUEEN by Philippa Gregory (Historical Fiction)
Kateryn Parr, a 30-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives --- King Henry VIII --- commands her to marry him. Despite being a leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry’s dangerous gaze turns on her. The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy. The punishment is death by fire, and the king’s name is on the warrant.
Touchstone * 9781476758817

THURSDAY'S CHILDREN: A Frieda Klein Mystery by Nicci French (Psychological Thriller)
Paperback Original
Frieda Klein learns from her former classmate, Maddie Capel, that Maddie’s teenage daughter, Becky, claims she was raped in her own bed one night while her mother was downstairs. Becky’s story awakens dark memories of an eerily similar incident in Frieda’s own past that she’s been avoiding for decades. When Becky is found hanging from a beam in her bedroom, Frieda seeks out her old high school friends to ask what they remember about the night that prompted Frieda to leave town for good. But confronting the ghosts of the past turns out to be more dangerous than she ever expected.
Penguin Books * 9780143127215

THE TOURNAMENT by Matthew Reilly (Historical Mystery)
Suleiman the Magnificent, the feared Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, issues an invitation to every king in Europe: You are invited to send your finest player to compete in a chess tournament to determine the champion of the known world. Thousands converge on Constantinople, including the English court’s champion and his guide, the esteemed scholar Roger Ascham. Seeing a chance to enlighten the mind of a student, Ascham brings along Elizabeth Tudor, a brilliant young woman not yet consumed by royal duties in Henry VIII’s court. On the opening night of the tournament, however, a powerful guest of the Sultan is murdered.
Gallery Books * 9781476749563

UNFORGETTABLE: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime by Scott Simon (Memoir)
When NPR’s Scott Simon began tweeting from his mother’s hospital room in July 2013, he didn’t know that his missives would soon spread well beyond his 1.2 million Twitter followers. Over the course of a few days, Simon chronicled his mother’s death and reminisced about her life, revealing her humor and strength, and celebrating familial love. UNFORGETTABLE expands on those famous tweets to create a memoir that is rich, deeply affecting, heart-wrenching and exhilarating.
Flatiron Books * 9781250061140

WHITE GHOST: A Graham Gage Thriller by Steven Gore (Thriller)
Paperback Original
Graham Gage is battling cancer, but must delay treatment in order to repay the woman who saved his life in San Francisco's Chinatown 30 years earlier. She has come out of hiding after her troubled teenage son was ensnared and killed in a multimillion-dollar microchip robbery executed by the United Bamboo Triad. Gage heads to Asia to untangle a brilliantly orchestrated deal bartering the chips for a billion dollars of China White heroin. In attempting to tie the conspiracy directly to the US-based godfather behind her son's death, Gage is soon drawn into a deadly confrontation with the godfather himself.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062025081
On Sale the Week of April 4th in Hardcover

April 5th

THE 14th COLONY by Steve Berry (Thriller)
Ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States. Armed with a weapon left over from the Cold War, Zorin plans to attack. He’s aided by a shocking secret hidden in America’s oldest fraternal organization --- the Society of Cincinnati --- a group that once lent out its military savvy to presidents, including helping to formulate three invasion plans of what was intended to be America’s 14th colony: Canada. In a race against the clock, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront a crippling fear that he’s long denied, but that now jeopardizes everything.
Minotaur Books * 9781250056245

ALICE & OLIVER by Charles Bock (Fiction)
New York, 1993. Alice Culvert is a caring wife, a doting new mother, a loyal friend and a soulful artist --- a fashion designer who wears a baby carrier and haute couture with equal aplomb. In their loft in Manhattan’s gritty Meatpacking District, Alice and her husband, Oliver, are raising their infant daughter, Doe, delighting in the wonders of early parenthood. Their life together feels so vital and full of promise, which makes Alice’s sudden cancer diagnosis especially staggering. In the span of a single day, the couple’s focus narrows to the basic question of her survival.
Random House * 9781400068388

ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES: A Memoir by Rob Spillman
Rob Spillman --- the award-winning, charismatic co-founding editor of the legendary Tin House magazine --- has devoted his life to the rebellious pursuit of artistic authenticity. After an unsettled youth moving between divorced parents in disparate cities, Spillman would eventually find his way into the literary world of New York City, only to abandon it to return to Berlin just months after the Wall came down. Twenty-five and newly married, Spillman and his wife, the writer Elissa Schappell, moved to the anarchic streets of East Berlin in search of the bohemian lifestyle of their idols. But Spillman soon discovered he was chasing the one thing that had always eluded him: a place, or person, to call home.
Grove Press * 9780802124838

THE ARM: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports by Jeff Passan (Sports)
Every year, Major League Baseball spends more than $1.5 billion on pitchers. Their import is exceeded only by their fragility. One tiny band of tissue in the elbow, the ulnar collateral ligament, is snapping at unprecedented rates, leaving current big league players vulnerable and the coming generation of baseball-playing children dreading the three scariest words in the sport: Tommy John surgery. Jeff Passan traveled the world for three years to explore in-depth the past, present and future of the arm, and how its evolution left baseball struggling to wrangle its Tommy John surgery epidemic.
Harper * 9780062400369

AS TIME GOES BY by Mary Higgins Clark (Thriller)
Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. When Delaney’s friends, Alvirah Meehan and her husband, Willy, offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret they do not want to reveal. On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has been an Alzheimer’s victim for eight years. As the trial unfolds, and the damning evidence against Betsy piles up, Delaney is convinced that Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence.
Simon & Schuster * 9781501130441

CHASING THE NORTH STAR by Robert Morgan (Historical Fiction)
On his 18th birthday in 1850, Jonah Williams flees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born a slave. Taking with him only a few stolen coins, a knife and the clothes on his back, he heads north, following a star that he prays will be his guide. Hiding during the day and running through the night, Jonah must elude the men sent to capture him and the bounty hunters out to claim the reward on his head. There is one person, though, who never lets him fully out of sight: Angel, herself a slave, yet with a remarkably free spirit. In Jonah, she sees her own way to freedom, so she sets out to follow him.
Algonquin Books * 9781565126275

COUNTRY OF RED AZALEAS by Domnica Radulescu
From the moment Marija walks into Lara's classroom, freshly moved to Serbia from Sarajevo, Lara is enchanted by her vibrant beauty, confidence and wild energy. Closer than sisters, the girls share everything. But when the Bosnian War pits their homelands against each other in a bloodbath, Lara and Marija are forced to separate for the first time. In America, Lara seeks fulfillment through work and family, but when news from Marija ceases, the uncertainty torments Lara, driving her on a quest to find her friend. As Lara travels through war-torn Serbia and Bosnia, she must also wrestle with truths about her own identity.
Twelve * 9781455590421

DODGERS by Bill Beverly (Thriller)
Bill Beverly’s debut novel is the story of a young LA gang member named East, who is sent by his uncle along with some other teenage boys --- including East's hothead younger brother --- to kill a key witness hiding out in Wisconsin. The journey takes East out of a city he's never left and into an America that’s entirely alien to him, ultimately forcing him to grapple with his place in the world and decide what kind of man he wants to become.
Crown * 9781101903735

DOMINION: The Chronicles of the Invaders, Book 3 by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard (Science Fiction/Adventure)
Syl Hellais and Paul Kerr have traveled through the mysterious wormhole known as Derith, from which no traveler has ever returned. Trapped in a dimension beyond their own, they emerge to discover a universe that has moved on without them. Years have passed, and Civil War rages among the Illyri. Earth is lost to alien parasites known as the Others, and the sinister Archmage Syrene of the Nairene Sisterhood has disappeared into the Sisterhood’s lair --- but not before choosing a new leader with her own plans for the future of her race. Syl and Paul must find a way to change the course of history and save the lives of billions.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476757186

EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire (Fantasy)
In Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, children have always disappeared under the right conditions and emerged somewhere else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she's back. The children under Miss West's care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world. But Nancy's arrival marks a change at the Home. There's a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it's up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of things. No matter the cost. * 9780765385505

EXPOSURE by Helen Dunmore
(Historical Thriller)
It’s London, 1960. The Cold War is at its height, and a spy may be a friend or neighbor, colleague or lover. Two colleagues, Giles Holloway and Simon Callington, face a terrible dilemma over a missing top-secret file. At the end of a suburban garden, in the pouring rain, Simon’s wife, Lily, buries a briefcase containing the file deep in the earth. She believes that in doing so she is protecting her family. What she will learn is that no one is immune from betrayal or the devastating consequences of exposure.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802124937

FAMILY JEWELS: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods (Thriller/Adventure)
Stone Barrington’s newest client seems to be a magnet for trouble. A poised lady of considerable wealth, she’s looking for help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman. But no sooner does Stone fend off the party in question than his client becomes involved in two lethal crimes. With suspects aplenty, Stone must probe deep into his client’s life to find the truth, and he discovers that the heart of the mystery may be a famous missing piece of history, a stunningly beautiful vestige of a bygone era. It’s a piece with a long and storied past and untold value…the kind of relic someone might kill to obtain.
Putnam * 9780399174698

THE FATHER: Made in Sweden, Part I written by Anton Svensson, translated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel (Thriller)
THE FATHER is inspired by the extraordinary true story of three brothers who committed 10 audacious bank robberies in Sweden over the course of just two years. None had committed a crime before, and all were under 24 years old. When their incredible spree had come to an end amid the glare of the international media, all of them would be changed forever as individuals and as a family. This intoxicating, heartbreaking thriller tells the story of how three boys are transformed over the course of their lives from innocent children to the most wanted criminals in Sweden. And of the man who made them that way: their father.
Quercus * 9781681445403

GAME 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life by Ron Darling, with Daniel Paisner (Sports/Memoir)
Every little kid who's ever taken the mound in Little League dreams of someday getting the ball for Game Seven of the World Series. Ron Darling got to live that dream --- only it didn't go exactly as planned. In GAME 7, 1986, the award-winning baseball analyst looks back at what might have been a signature moment in his career, and reflects on the ways professional athletes must sometimes shoulder a personal disappointment as their teams find a way to win.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250069191

THE GIRL FROM HOME by Adam Mitzner (Thriller)
Jonathan Caine is a true master of the universe when his world comes crashing down, spiraling him into a relentless fall from grace. Devastated, Jonathan returns to his hometown to care for his ailing father and attend his 25th high school reunion, where he becomes reacquainted with former prom queen Jacqueline Williams. Back in the day, Jackie didn’t even know Jonathan existed. Now she is intrigued by the man he has become. But their budding relationship has problems, not the least of which is Jackie’s jealous and abusive husband.
Gallery Books * 9781476764283

GLORY OVER EVERYTHING: Beyond The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom (Historical Fiction)
The author of the New York Times bestseller and beloved book club favorite THE KITCHEN HOUSE continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad. This new, stand-alone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover Caroline is pregnant.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476748443

IRIS AND RUBY by Rosie Thomas (Fiction)
The unexpected arrival of her willful teenage granddaughter, Ruby, brings life and disorder to 82-year-old Iris Black's old house in Cairo. Driven by her fraught relationship with her own mother to run away from England, Ruby is seeking refuge with the grandmother she hasn't seen for years. An unlikely bond develops between them, as Ruby helps Iris to record her fading memories of the glittering, cosmopolitan Cairo of World War II, and of her one true love --- the enigmatic Captain Xan Molyneux --- whom she lost to the ravages of conflict.
The Overlook Press * 9781468302639

KILL AND BE KILLED by Louis Begley
The man who brutally murdered Uncle Harry is dead. In an effort to recover from the confrontation and collect himself, Jack Dana takes refuge on Torcello, a small island in the Venetian lagoon, to return to his writing career. Even more urgently, he wants to win back Kerry, the beautiful lawyer who rejected him after the bloody episode with Harry's assassin. But events beyond Jack's control intervene: Kerry loses her life in circumstances that contradict everything Jack thinks he knew about her. Soon death begins to stalk Jack himself. It is impossible not to recognize in its drumbeat the machinations of Abner Brown, the man who orchestrated Harry's demise.
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday * 9780385540711

LAB GIRL by Hope Jahren (Memoir)
LAB GIRL is told through acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren’s remarkable stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom’s labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science and learned to perform lab work done “with both the heart and the hands”; and about the inevitable disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, of scientific work. Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant, wounded man named Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend.
Knopf * 9781101874936

LILAC GIRLS by Martha Hall Kelly
(Historical Fiction)
New York socialite Caroline Ferriday's world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939 --- and then sets its sights on France. Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women.
Ballantine Books * 9781101883075

THE MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer by Skip Hollandsworth
(True Crime/History)
Beginning in December 1884, Austin, Texas was terrorized by someone equally as vicious and, in some ways, far more diabolical than London's infamous Jack the Ripper. For almost exactly one year, the Midnight Assassin crisscrossed the entire city, using axes, knives and long steel rods to rip apart women. Before it was all over, at least a dozen men would be arrested in connection with the murders. When Jack the Ripper began his attacks in 1888, London police investigators did wonder if the killer from Austin had crossed the ocean to terrorize their own city.

Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805097672

by Anna Quindlen
For generations, the Millers have lived in Miller’s Valley. Mimi Miller tells about her life with intimacy and honesty. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship, and the risks of passion, loyalty and love. Home, as Mimi begins to realize, can be “a place where it’s just as easy to feel lost as it is to feel content.”
Random House * 9780812996081

THE MURDER OF MARY RUSSELL: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King
(Historical Mystery)
Mary Russell is used to dark secrets --- her own, and those of her famous partner and husband, Sherlock Holmes. Trust is a thing slowly given, but over the course of a decade together, the two have forged an indissoluble bond. And what of the other person to whom Russell has opened her heart: the couple’s longtime housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson? Russell’s faith and affection are suddenly shattered when a man arrives on the doorstep claiming to be Mrs. Hudson’s son. What Samuel Hudson tells Russell cannot possibly be true, yet she believes him --- as surely as she believes the threat of the gun in his hand. In a devastating instant, everything changes.
Bantam * 9780804177900

NIGHT WORK: A Michael Cassidy Novel by David C. Taylor
(Historical Mystery)
Michael Cassidy, a New York cop plagued by dreams that sometimes come true, escorts a prisoner accused of murder to Havana on the cusp of Fidel Castro's successful revolution against the Batista dictatorship. After delivering the man to La Cabaña prison and rescuing Dylan McCue, a Russian KGB agent and his now-married former lover, from her scheduled execution, Cassidy returns to New York and retreats into the comforts of alcohol and sex. The arrival of Castro in New York three months later complicates the cop's life once more. Cassidy's investigation of a young man's murder in Central Park is interrupted when he is assigned to Castro's protective detail.
Forge Books * 9780765374851

NOW AND AGAIN by Charlotte Rogan
When secretary Maggie Rayburn finds proof of a high-level cover-up on her boss's desk, she impulsively takes it. Propelled by a desire to do good, and also by a newfound taste for excitement, Maggie starts to see injustice everywhere. Soon her bottom drawer is filled with what she calls "evidence," her small town has turned against her, and she must decide how far she will go for the truth. Meanwhile, Army Captain Penn Sinclair, who is home from Iraq, reunites with three survivors to expose the truth about the war. They launch a website that soon has people talking, but the more they expose, the cloudier their mission becomes.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316380935

NOW GO OUT THERE: (and Get Curious) by Mary Karr (Self-Help/Personal Growth)
In 2015, Mary Karr’s commencement speech to the graduating class of Syracuse University caught fire, hailed across the Internet as one of the most memorable in recent years, and lighting up the Twittersphere. In NOW GO OUT THERE, Karr explains why having your heart broken is just as --- if not more --- important than falling in love; why getting what you want often scares you more than not getting it; how those experiences that appear to be the worst cannot be so easily categorized; and how to cope with the setbacks that inevitably befall all of us.
Harper * 9780062442093

THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY by Monica Wood (Fiction)
Quinn Porter has been on the road for years, chasing gig after gig, largely absent from the lives of his twice-ex-wife Belle and their odd, Guinness records-obsessed son. When the boy dies suddenly, Quinn seeks forgiveness for his paternal shortcomings by completing the requirements for his son’s unfinished Boy Scout badge. For seven Saturdays, Quinn does yard work for Ona Vitkus, the wily 104-year-old Lithuanian immigrant the boy had visited weekly. Quinn picks up where his son left off, forging a friendship with Ona that allows him to know the son he never understood, a boy who was always listening and learning.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544617070

PANTHER'S PREY: A Leo Maxwell Mystery by Lachlan Smith (Mystery)
Leo Maxwell has left private practice and is working as a public defender in San Francisco. He and his co-counsel, Jordan Walker, are brilliantly defending Randall Rodriguez, a mentally ill homeless man whom they contend falsely confessed to the rape of a young San Francisco socialite. After their client is acquitted, Leo and Jordan fall into an intense relationship --- until Jordan is found brutally raped and murdered in her apartment. The story takes a shocking turn when Leo and Jordan's freshly acquitted client walks into the police station and offers to confess to Jordan's murder.
Mysterious Press * 9780802125033

THE RAILWAYMAN'S WIFE by Ashley Hay (Historical Fiction)
In 1948, in the strange, silent aftermath of war, Anikka Lachlan has all she ever wanted --- until a random act transforms her into another postwar widow. A local poet, Roy McKinnon, experiences a different type of loss. How could his most powerful work come out of the brutal chaos of war, and why is he now struggling to regain his words and his purpose in peacetime? His childhood friend, Dr. Frank Draper, also seeks to reclaim his pre-war life but is haunted by his failure to help those who needed him most. Then one day, Ani finds a poem. She knows neither where it came from nor who its author is. An unexpected and poignant love triangle emerges, between Ani, the poem and the poet --- whoever he may be.
Atria Books * 9781501112171

THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt (Memoir)
Though Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother, his intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS affords him little time to spend with her. After she suffers a brief but serious illness at the age of 91, they resolve to change their relationship by beginning a year-long conversation unlike any they had ever had before. The result is a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which they discuss their lives, the things that matter to them, and what they still want to learn about each other.
Harper * 9780062454942

RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt (History)
In the 1940s and ’50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS tells the stories of these women --- known as "human computers" --- who broke the boundaries of both gender and science.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316338929

THE STORY OF KULLERVO written by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Verlyn Flieger
Brought up in the homestead of the dark magician Untamo, who killed his father, kidnapped his mother and tried three times to kill him when he was still a boy, Kullervo is alone save for the love of his twin sister, Wanona, and the magical powers of the black dog Musti, who guards him. When Kullervo is sold into slavery, he swears revenge on the magician. But he will learn that even at the point of vengeance, there is no escape from the cruelest of fates. Published here for the first time with J.R.R. Tolkien’s drafts, notes and lecture essays on its source work, the Kalevala, THE STORY OF KULLERVO is a foundation stone in the structure of Tolkien’s invented world.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544706262

Claudio and Mathilde Simone, once romantic bohemians hopelessly enamored with each other, find themselves nestled in domesticity in New York, running a struggling vinyl record store and parenting three daughters as best they can: Natasha, an overachieving prodigy; sensitive Lucy, with her debilitating heart condition; and Carly, adopted from China and quietly fixated on her true origins.
Touchstone * 9781501116872

TRUE CRIMES: A Family Album by Kathryn Harrison
In essays written over the course of more than a decade, Kathryn Harrison has created a beautifully detailed and rigorously honest family album. With tenderness and wisdom, compassion and humor, Harrison writes about the things we don’t always discuss, casting light on what lurks beneath the surface of everyday life, sifting through the artifacts of memory to find what haunts and endures. Both serious and surprising, these essays capture the moments and impulses that shape a family.
Random House * 9781400063482

TUESDAY NIGHTS IN 1980 by Molly Prentiss
Welcome to SoHo at the onset of the ’80s: a gritty, not-yet-gentrified playground for artists and writers looking to make it in the big city. Among them are James Bennett, a synesthetic art critic for the New York Times whose unlikely condition enables him to describe art in profound, magical ways, and Raul Engales, an exiled Argentinian painter running from his past and the Dirty War that has enveloped his country. As the two men ascend in the downtown arts scene, dual tragedies strike, and each is faced with a loss that acutely affects his relationship to life and to art.
Gallery/Scout Press * 9781501121043

WHAT WE FIND by Robyn Carr
Neurosurgeon Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency high-risk procedure results in the death of a teenager, she finds herself in the middle of a lawsuit. Maggie knows she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place to do that is Sullivan's Crossing. But shortly after arriving, Maggie's world is rocked once again, and she must take on more responsibility than she had planned. Though relieved that a quiet and serious-looking hiker, Cal Jones, is willing to lend a hand, Maggie is suspicious of this mysterious man's eagerness to help --- until she finds out the true reason for his deliberate isolation.
Mira Books * 9780778318859

WHERE THE LIGHT GETS IN: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again by Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Many know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as the bride in the popular Steve Martin remakes of the Father of the Bride movies, the calculating Peggy Kenter on “Nashville,” or the wife of country music artist Brad Paisley. But behind the scenes, Kim was dealing with a tragic secret: her mother, Linda, was suffering from a rare form of dementia that slowly crippled her ability to talk, write and eventually recognize people in her own family. WHERE THE LIGHT GETS IN tells the full story of Linda’s illness --- called primary progressive aphasia --- from her early-onset diagnosis at the age of 62 through the present day.

Crown Archetype * 9781101902950
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April 4th

BETWEEN YOU & ME: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris (Writing/Reference)
Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in BETWEEN YOU & ME, which features her laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation and usage, and her clear explanations of how to handle them.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393352146

WEREWOLF COP by Andrew Klavan (Supernatural Thriller)
Zach Adams serves on a federal task force that has a single mission: to hunt down Dominic Abend, a European gangster who has taken over the American underworld. In a centuries-old forest under a full moon, a beast assaults Zach, cursing him forever. In the aftermath, he is transformed into something deadly. Now, the good cop has innocent blood on his hands. He has killed --- and will kill again --- in the form of a beast who can’t be controlled or stopped. Before he can free himself, he’s going to have to solve the greatest mystery of all: How can you defeat evil when the evil is inside you?
Pegasus * 9781605989730

April 5th

THE 13th DISCIPLE: A Spiritual Adventure by Deepak Chopra (Mystery/Adventure)
Weaving together masterful storytelling, page-turning intrigue, and biblical and religious scholarship, Deepak Chopra reveals illuminating truths about Jesus, his followers and, ultimately, belief itself. Like his previous New York Times bestselling novels, BUDDHA and JESUS, THE 13th DISCIPLE invites readers to know and experience religion in a new and breathtaking way.
HarperOne * 9780062241429

ACADEMY STREET by Mary Costello (Fiction)
Tess Lohan is the kind of woman that we meet and fail to notice every day. A single mother. A nurse. A quiet woman, who nonetheless feels things acutely --- a woman with tumultuous emotions and few people to share them with. ACADEMY STREET follows Tess from her girlhood in western Ireland through her relocation to America and her life there, concluding with a moving reencounter with her Irish family after 40 years of exile.
Picador * 9781250081674

A.D. 33 by Ted Dekker (Historical Fiction)
Maviah, the Queen of the Outcasts, is a woman whose fate was sealed on her birth by this world. But then she met a man named Yeshua who opened her eyes. Because of what he taught her, she has gathered her own traveling kingdom of outcasts deep in the desert. But when her growing power threatens the rulers around her, they set out to crush all she loves. She must find Yeshua to save her people, but when she does, she will be horrified to discover that he faces his own death.
Center Street * 9781455535149

AMERICAN WIFE: Love, War, Faith, and Renewal written by Taya Kyle, with Jim DeFelice (Memoir)
Chris and Taya Kyle’s remarkable story has captivated millions through the Academy Award-winning film American Sniper, and because of Chris’ bestselling memoir, in which Taya contributed passages that formed the book’s emotional core. Now, with trusted collaborator Jim DeFelice, Taya writes in never-before-told detail about the hours, days and months after his shocking death when grief threatened to overwhelm her. Then there were wearying battles to protect her husband’s legacy and reputation.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062398093

Internationally bestselling author Santa Montefiore has written her first book set in America. THE BEEKEEPER’S DAUGHTER is the story of a mother and daughter searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them. To find what they are longing for, they must confront the past and unravel the lies told long ago.

Simon & Schuster * 9781476735436

THE BEST TEAM MONEY CAN BUY: The Los Angeles Dodgers' Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse by Molly Knight (Sports)
In 2012, the Los Angeles Dodgers were bought out of bankruptcy in the most expensive sale in sports history. Los Angeles icon Magic Johnson and his partners hoped to put together a team worthy of Hollywood: consistently entertaining. By most accounts they have succeeded, if not always in the way they might have imagined. Now Molly Knight tells the story of the Dodgers’ 2013 and 2014 seasons with detailed, previously unreported revelations.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476776309

THE BOOK OF JOAN: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation by Melissa Rivers (Memoir)
Joan and Melissa Rivers had one of the most celebrated mother-daughter relationships of all time. If you think Joan said some outrageous things to her audiences as a comedian, you won’t believe what she said and did in private. In THE BOOK OF JOAN, Melissa shares stories, bon mots and life lessons from growing up in the Rosenberg-Rivers household. She relates funny, poignant and irreverent observations, thoughts and tales about the woman who raised her and is the reason she considers valium one of the four basic food groups.
Three Rivers Press * 9781101903841

BRADSTREET GATE by Robin Kirman (Fiction)
Georgia, Charlie and Alice each arrive at Harvard with hopeful visions of what the future will hold. But when a classmate is found murdered on campus just before graduation, they find themselves facing a cruel and unanticipated new reality. Moreover, a charismatic professor who has loomed large in their lives is suspected of the crime. Though his guilt or innocence remains uncertain, the unsettling questions raised by the case force the three friends to take a deeper look at their tangled relationship.
Broadway Books * 9780804139335

THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE by Ann Packer (Fiction)
Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco, and buys the property on a whim. In Penny Greenway he finds a suitable wife, and they marry and have four kids. Thirty years later, the three oldest Blair children, now adults and still living near the family home, are disrupted by the return of the youngest, whose sudden presence and all-too-familiar troubles force a reckoning with who they are, separately and together, and set off a struggle over the family’s future.
Scribner * 9781476710464

EMMA: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith (Fiction)
The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury to prepare for the launch of her interior design business. Soon she befriends Harriet Smith, the naïve but charming young teacher’s assistant at an English-language school run by the hippie-ish Mrs. Goddard. Harriet is Emma’s inspiration to do the two things she does best: offer guidance to those less wise in the ways of the world and put her matchmaking skills to good use.
Anchor * 9780804172417

THE FATAL FLAME by Lyndsay Faye (Historical Mystery)
No one in 1840s New York likes fires, but Copper Star Timothy Wilde least of all. So when an arsonist with an agenda begins threatening Alderman Robert Symmes, a corrupt and powerful leader high in the Tammany Hall ranks, Wilde isn’t thrilled to be involved. His reservations escalate further when his brother Valentine announces that he’ll be running against Symmes in the upcoming election, making both himself and Timothy a host of powerful enemies.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780425276266

A FINE ROMANCE by Candice Bergen (Memoir)
A FINE ROMANCE begins with Candice Bergen’s charming first husband, French director Louis Malle, whose huge appetite for life broadened her horizons and whose occasional darkness never diminished their love for each other. But her real romance begins when she discovers overpowering love for her daughter after years of ambivalence about motherhood. As Chloe grows up, Bergen finds her comic genius in the biggest TV role of the '80s, "Murphy Brown," and makes unwanted headlines when Dan Quayle pulls her into the 1992 presidential campaign.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476746098

FOX IS FRAMED: A Leo Maxwell Mystery by Lachlan Smith (Mystery)
Faced with evidence of stunning prosecutorial misconduct, a San Francisco judge has ordered a new trial for the Maxwell brothers' father, Lawrence, who was convicted of killing their mother 21 years before. A prison snitch soon turns up dead, with Lawrence the only suspect, and Leo teams up with hotshot attorney Nina Schuyler to defend Lawrence against murder charges both old and new. Leo is forced to confront the darkness at the center of his life as he follows a trail of corruption and danger that leads to the very steps of City Hall.
Mysterious Press * 9780802125040

GATHERING PREY: A Lucas Davenport Novel by John Sandford (Thriller)
They call them Travelers. They drift from city to city, always staying on the move. Now somebody is murdering them, one by one. When Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, gets a phone call from a female Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco, Letty urges her father to investigate. The woman’s male companion is missing. And the woman is very afraid. Though he suspects Letty is getting played, Lucas volunteers to help. Little does he know that he’ll embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he’s ever seen --- and that just may change the course of his life.
Berkley * 9780425278857

THE HARVEST MAN: A Novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad by Alex Grecian (Historical Thriller)
When London discovered that Jack the Ripper was back, it sent Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad into chaos. But now it is even worse. There are two of them. When the Harvest Man begins killing, carving people’s faces off their skulls, the men of the Yard know they need Inspector Walter Day to find him before more families are murdered. Meanwhile, Saucy Jack is playing his own games --- and when the two killers come together, the men of the Yard may never be the same.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780425282816

THE INHERITANCE: Secrets of the Shetlands, Book 1 by Michael Phillips
(Historical Fiction)
Paperback Original
The death of clan patriarch MacGregor Tulloch has thrown the tiny Shetland Islands community of Whales Reef into turmoil. Everyone assumed Tulloch's heir to be his much-loved grandnephew, David. But when no will is discovered, David's calculating cousin, Hardy, submits his own claim to the inheritance, an estate that controls most of the island's land. And Hardy knows a North Sea oil investor who will pay dearly for that control. The future of the island --- and its traditional way of life --- hangs in the balance.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764217487

LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE by Jessica Knoll (Fiction)
As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve. But Ani has a secret. There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476789644

MADAM PRESIDENT by Nicolle Wallace (Fiction)
Charlotte Kramer is the 45th President of the United States. During her term, five major attacks are leveled on US soil. Her secretary of defense and press secretary must reassure the country that the safety they treasure is in capable hands. But secrets have always thrived in President Kramer’s White House. All three of these women are hiding personal and professional secrets that could rock the West Wing to its very foundations…and change the lives of the people they love most.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476756905

MEN IN GREEN by Michael Bamberger
Michael Bamberger, who has covered golf for 20 years at Sports Illustrated, shows us the big names as we’ve never seen them before: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Curtis Strange, Fred Couples --- and the late Ken Venturi. But he also chronicles the legendary figures known only to insiders, who nevertheless have left an indelible mark on the sport. All these figures, from the marquee names to the unknowns, have changed the game. What they all share is a game that courses through their collective veins like a drug.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476743837

THE MILLIONAIRE AND THE BARD: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio by Andrea Mays
Today it is the most valuable book in the world. Recently one sold for over five million dollars. It is the book that rescued the name of William Shakespeare and half of his plays from oblivion. THE MILLIONAIRE AND THE BARD tells the miraculous and romantic story of the making of the First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439118252

THE MURDER HOUSE by James Patterson and David Ellis (Thriller)
No. 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multi-million-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons. But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past: it was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty and rumored to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance. When a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead there, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Detective Jenna Murphy experienced as a New York City cop.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455589906

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.
Washington Square Press * 9781501115073

MY PARIS DREAM: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine by Kate Betts (Memoir)
As a young woman, Kate Betts nursed a dream of striking out on her own in a faraway place and becoming a glamorous foreign correspondent. After college --- and not without trepidation --- she took off for Paris, renting a room in the apartment of a young BCBG (bon chic, bon genre) family and throwing herself into the local culture. She was determined to master French slang, style and savoir faire, and to find a job that would give her a reason to stay.
Spiegel & Grau * 9780812983036

MY SUNSHINE AWAY by M.O. Walsh (Fiction)
MY SUNSHINE AWAY unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when 15-year-old Lindy Simpson --- free spirit, track star and belle of the block --- experiences a horrible crime late one evening near her home, it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia has a dark side, too.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780425278109

NAKED GREED: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods (Thriller)
Stone Barrington isn’t one to turn away in the face of danger, so when he witnesses a tricky situation underway, he jumps in to lend a hand. He never expected, though, that this favor would lead to a mutually beneficial business deal with a prominent gentleman who requires the ever-discreet services of Woodman & Weld. But in the ruthless corporate world, no good deed goes unpunished, and Stone soon finds himself the target of a ragtag group of criminal toughs who don’t appreciate his interference in their dealings.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780451477217

ONE NIGHT by Eric Jerome Dickey
(Romantic Suspense)
On a cold and rainy night during the Christmas season, a woman who has suffered great personal loss and a successful businessman from Orange County meet by chance at a gas station in Los Angeles County. They have nothing in common, but as they engage in conversation and move from con games to assault to robberies, within hours they end up sequestered in an upscale hotel room. During intimacy, they continue to confide in each other and try to come to grips with their problems and their seasonal loneliness.
Dutton * 9780451471710

QUICKSAND by Steve Toltz
Liam is a struggling writer and a failing cop. Aldo, his best friend and muse, is a haplessly criminal entrepreneur with an uncanny knack for disaster. As Aldo’s luck worsens, Liam is inspired to base his next book on his best friend’s exponential misfortunes and hopeless quest to win back his one great love: his ex-wife, Stella. What begins as an attempt to make sense of Aldo’s mishaps spirals into a profound story of faith and friendship.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476797830

RECKONING AND RUIN: A Tai Randolph Mystery by Tina Whittle (Mystery)
Paperback Original
Tai Rudolph has gladly rebooted her life in Atlanta. It’s been a year since she got together with her sexy, ex-SWAT-team lover Trey and a year since confronting a checkered list of ruffians and villains, mostly now put behind bars. One of these criminals is Jasper, Tai’s cousin and the leader of a white militia splinter group. When witnesses against Jasper start turning up dead, Tai decides that she has to take him down once and for all, even if it means confronting her past.
Poisoned Pen Press * 9781464205514

RED FLAGS: A Kate Reilly Mystery by Tammy Kaehler (Mystery)
Paperback Original
Kate Reilly is thrown into a new social scene and a murder investigation when she arrives in Long Beach, CA, a week before the Grand Prix. Her cousin Billy is found dead, with her card in his pocket. At the same time Kate is called to investigate, she’s coaching a gorgeous actress for a celebrity race and meets Hollywood’s hottest bachelor. Her professional dreams are also coming true: she’s racing in the upcoming Grand Prix. Kate must juggle her social life as she juggles her suspects, all while staying out of a killer’s grasp.
Poisoned Pen Press * 9781464205316

SECRETS OF STATE by Matthew Palmer
Sam Trainor, an analyst for the consulting firm Argus Systems, stumbles across an intelligence anomaly --- the transcript of a phone conversation about the fastest ways to upend the delicate political balance keeping India and Pakistan from all-out war. Yet Sam knows that conversation couldn't have occurred --- because he's having an affair with one of the alleged participants. As he digs into the source of this misinformation, he realizes that someone is deliberately twisting the intelligence to stoke the simmering conflict between India and Pakistan.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780425281017

SIGNAL: A Sam Dryden Novel by Patrick Lee (Thriller)
FBI agent Marnie Calvert is called to a horrifying crime in the Mojave Desert. When the investigation leads her to ex-Special Forces Sam Dryden, the two find themselves caught up in a generations-long conspiracy that’s finally coming to fruition. Now they must face down a phantom network whose technology can affect events before they even happen…and is bound to result in the death of millions. To defeat it, Dryden will need to do more than think fast: He must find a way to outsmart a ruthless enemy that can seize on his mistakes before he even makes them.
Minotaur Books * 9781250030764

SIGNATURE KILL by David Levien (Thriller)
A young woman's body is found on a side street in Indianapolis, horrifyingly arranged. Meanwhile, Frank Behr takes on a no-win case to locate a single mother's wayward daughter who's been missing for months. Suddenly Behr feels that the two cases may be connected, but he is years removed from his life as a legitimate police officer and has few friends left on the force. His pursuit of a potential serial killer ultimately will lead him to a devastating decision from which he will not be able to turn back.
Anchor * 9780307475909

TOM CLANCY UNDER FIRE: A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel by Grant Blackwood (Thriller/Adventure)
On a mission in Tehran, Jack Ryan, Jr., meets his oldest friend, Seth Gregory. As they part, Seth slips Jack a key, along with a perplexing message. The next day, Jack is summoned to an apartment where two men claim Seth has disappeared with funds for a vital intelligence operation. They say he’s turned and leave Jack with a warning: If you hear from Seth, call us. Do not get involved. Jack soon finds himself lost in a maze of intrigue, lies and betrayal where no one is who they seem to be --- not even Seth, who’s harboring a secret that harkens back to the Cold War.
Berkley * 9780425283189

THE TRUTH AND OTHER LIES by Sascha Arango (Literary Thriller)
On the surface, Henry Hayden seems like someone you could like or even admire. But his past is a secret, his methods more so. No one besides him and his wife know that she is the actual writer of the novels that made him famous. For most of Henry’s life, it hasn’t been a problem. But when his hidden-in-plain-sight mistress becomes pregnant and his carefully constructed facade is about to crumble, he tries to find a permanent solution, only to make a terrible mistake.
Washington Square Press * 9781476795560

UNPLAYABLE LIES: (The Only Golf Book You'll Ever Need) by Dan Jenkins
In UNPLAYABLE LIES, Dan Jenkins takes us on a tour of the links as only he can do it. Here, Dan delves into the greatest rounds of golf he's ever seen, the funniest things said on a golf course, the rivalries on tour and in the press box, the game's most magical moments --- and its most absurd. Filled with well-known characters like Tiger Woods, to others like Titanic Thompson --- gambler, golf hustler, accused murderer, legendary storyteller --- UNPLAYABLE LIES is an ode to the game of golf and the people who play it.
Anchor * 9781101873076

THE WATER KNIFE by Paolo Bacigalupi (Science Fiction/Thriller)
The American Southwest has been decimated by drought. Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches, deciding if it should just take the whole river all for itself. Into the fray steps Las Vegas water knife Angel Velasquez. Detective, assassin and spy, Angel “cuts” water for the Southern Nevada Water Authority and its boss, Catherine Case, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert and that anyone who challenges her is left in the gutted-suburban dust. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, Angel is sent to investigate.
Vintage * 9780804171533

WE NEVER ASKED FOR WINGS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (Fiction)
For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. She comes up with a plan to help the family escape the dangerous neighborhood and heartbreaking injustice that have marked their lives. But one wrong move could jeopardize everything she’s worked for and her family’s fragile hopes for the future.
Ballantine Books * 9780553392333

WEARING GOD: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God by Lauren F. Winner (Religion & Spirituality)
There are hundreds of metaphors for God, but the church only uses a few familiar images: creator, judge, savior, father. In WEARING GOD, Lauren Winner gathers a number of lesser-known tropes, reflecting on how they work biblically and culturally, and reveals how they can deepen our spiritual lives. Exploring the notion of God as clothing, Winner reflects on how we are “clothed with Christ” or how “God fits us like a garment.” She then analyzes how clothing functions culturally to shape our ideals and identify our community.
HarperOne * 9780061768132

WENT THE DAY WELL?: Witnessing Waterloo by David Crane (History)
Midnight, Sunday, June 18, 1815. Britain holds its breath. Since Napoleon’s escape from Elba in February, Europe has been jolted from 11 months of peace back into the frenzied panic of a war it believed had ended. The nation is awash in reports and rumors. The Battle of Waterloo is close at hand. WENT THE DAY WELL? is an astonishing hour-by-hour chronicle that starts the day before the battle that reset the course of world history and continues to its aftermath.
Vintage * 9780307741899

WHO DO YOU LOVE by Jennifer Weiner (Fiction)
Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are just eight years old when they meet one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she’s intrigued by the boy who shows up alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy is taken back to a doctor and Rachel is sent back to her bed, they think they’ll never see each other again. Yet, over the next three decades, they will meet again and again --- linked by chance, history, and the memory of the first time they met, a night that changed the course of both of their lives.
Washington Square Press * 9781451617825

WICKED CHARMS: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton (Mystery)
Murdered and mummified nearly a century ago, notorious bootlegger Collier “Peg Leg” Dazzle discovered and re-hid a famous pirate’s treasure somewhere along the coast of New England. A vast collection of gold and silver coins and precious gems, the bounty also contains the Stone of Avarice --- the very item reluctant treasure seeker Lizzy Tucker and her partner, Diesel, have been enlisted to find. But greed is eternal and insatiable, and Lizzy and Diesel aren’t the only ones searching for the lost pirate’s chest.
Bantam * 9780553392739

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