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May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of May 9th and May 16th 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 Carol Fitzgerald's two most recent Bets On selections: EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN by Chris Cleave and I LET YOU GO by Clare Mackintosh.

We also would like to share some exciting news about BookExpo America (BEA), the annual book trade convention that's taking place this year in Chicago on May 11-13, and BookCon, the event where "storytelling and pop culture collide," which is happening on May 14th, also in the Windy City. PBS Book View Now will have live-stream coverage of both BEA and BookCon on May 12-14. In addition, Carol will be jumping onto the Facebook Live couch on May 12th to interview the aforementioned Chris Cleave, along with Emma Cline, Eoin Colfer, Gayle Forman, Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner. Be sure to check our Facebook page for updates.

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This Week's Bonus News: Bets On EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN by Chris Cleave and I LET YOU GO by Clare Mackintosh
EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN by Chris Cleave (Historical Fiction)
EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN by Chris Cleave is based on the story of his grandfather’s service on Malta, as well as his grandmother’s life in the UK during the same time period.

Three characters --- Mary North, Tom Shaw and Alistair Heath --- bring the story to life here. Mary has volunteered to teach a small group of kids who have been left behind in the evacuation of the children, something I had not been aware of. The infirmed, those mentally handicapped and the non-whites typically were rejected by the families in the countryside who boarded the evacuees, or they were not sent at all. Tom is the school administrator who does not wish to join the war effort, preferring to stay behind and help those who were not wanted. Mary and Tom quickly become enamored with each other.

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I LET YOU GO by Clare Mackintosh (Psychological Thriller)
I read I LET YOU GO by Clare Mackintosh in a day, and boy is it good. Psychological thrillers are so courant, and endlessly compared to this one or that one. You all know what I mean. I LET YOU GO is not to be compared. It has set a new standard with a twist that I did not see coming. When you hit it, the entire narrative shifts. Just brilliant.

At the start, a young single mother is walking her five-year-old son home from school. He darts into the road and is killed by a driver who speeds away. A full-press investigation is ordered to find the driver. Gradually the story of the mother and son emerge, and the killer is doggedly tracked by Detective Inspector Ray Stevens and a young Detective Constable, Kate Evans. The case goes cold until a clue opens it wide open again.

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On Sale the Week of May 9th in Hardcover

May 10th

BITE ME: How Lyme Disease Stole My Childhood, Made Me Crazy, and Almost Killed Me by Ally Hilfiger (Memoir)
Ally was at a breaking point when she woke up in a psych ward at the age of 18. She couldn't put a sentence together, let alone take a shower, eat a meal or pick up a phone. A doctor there was finally able to give her the answers she and her family had desperately been searching for, and the diagnosis that all the previous doctors had missed. Ally learned that she had Lyme disease --- and finally had a breakthrough. What she didn't know was that this diagnosis would lead her down some of the most excruciating years of her life before beginning her journey to recovery from 11 years of misdiagnosis and physical pain.
Center Street * 9781455567065

BOY ERASED: A Memoir by Garrard Conley (Memoir)
When Garrard Conley was 19 years old, he was outed to his parents and forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to “cure” him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalized Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, Garrard was supposed to emerge heterosexual and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, he found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness.
Riverhead Books * 9781594633010

CHILDREN OF EARTH AND SKY by Guy Gavriel Kay (Historical Fantasy)
In CHILDREN OF EARTH AND SKY, Guy Gavriel Kay evokes a world inspired by the conflicts and dramas of Renaissance Europe. Against this tumultuous backdrop, the lives of men and women unfold on the borderlands --- where empires and faiths collide. A woman with dreams of vengeance, a wealthy merchant’s son, a young artist, a spy posing as a doctor’s wife, and a boy seeking to rise in the ranks of the army. As their lives entwine, their fates --- and those of many others --- will hang in the balance, when a khalif from the east sends out his massive army to take the great fortress that is the gateway to the western world.
NAL * 9780451472960

DEATH AT BREAKFAST by Beth Gutcheon (Mystery)
Indulging their pleasure in travel and new experiences, recently retired private school head Maggie Detweiler and her old friend, socialite Hope Babbin, are heading to Maine. The inn’s tranquility is soon shattered by the arrival of Alexander and Lisa Antippas, and Lisa’s actress sister, Glory. After a suspicious late-night fire is brought under control, Alex’s charred body is found in the ashes. Feeling that justice could use a helping hand --- as could the deputy sheriff --- Maggie and Hope decide that they could have a useful role to play in uncovering the truth.
William Morrow * 9780062431967

FIRST DADS: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama by Joshua Kendall (Parenting/Politics)
Every president has had some experience as a parent. Of the 43 men who have served in the nation's highest office, 38 have fathered biological children and the other five adopted children. Each president's parenting style reveals much about his beliefs as well as his psychological make-up. In FIRST DADS, which is based on research in archives around the country, Joshua Kendall shows presidential character in action. Readers will learn which type of parent might be best suited to leading the American people and how the fathering experiences of our presidents have forever changed the course of American history.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455551958

HERBERT HOOVER IN THE WHITE HOUSE: The Ordeal of the Presidency by Charles Rappleye (History/Politics)
Herbert Clark Hoover was the 31st President of the United States. He served one term, from 1929 to 1933. Often considered placid, passive, unsympathetic and even paralyzed by national events, Hoover faced an uphill battle in the face of the Great Depression. Many historians dismiss him as merely ineffective. But in HERBERT HOOVER IN THE WHITE HOUSE, Charles Rappleye draws on rare and intimate sources --- memoirs and diaries and thousands of documents kept by members of his cabinet and close advisors --- to reveal a very different figure than the one often portrayed.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451648676

THE HIGH PLACES: Stories by Fiona McFarlane (Fiction/Short Stories)
Fiona McFarlane's stories skip across continents, eras and genres to chart the borderlands of emotional life. In "Mycenae," she describes a middle-aged couple's disastrous vacation with old friends. In "Good News for Modern Man," a scientist lives on a small island with only a colossal squid and the ghost of Charles Darwin for company. And in the title story, an Australian farmer turns to Old Testament methods to relieve a fatal drought. McFarlane’s first story collection dissects the feelings --- longing, contempt, love, fear --- that animate our existence and hints at a reality beyond the smallness of our lives.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780865478046

HOME GAME: Big-League Stories from My Life in Baseball's First Family by Bret Boone and Kevin Cook (Sports/Memoir)
Bret Boone didn't care about family legacy as he fought his way into the Major Leagues in 1992; he wanted to make his own way. He did just that, building a 14-year career that included three all-star appearances, four Gold Gloves, a bout with alcoholism, and the ignominy of being traded for the infamous "player to be named later." Now that he's coaching minor leaguers half his age, and his 15-year-old son has the potential to be a fourth-generation major leaguer, Bret is ready to reflect on and tell the story of baseball from the perspective of his family's 70-year history in the sport.
Crown Archetype * 9781101904909

JUST LIFE by Neil Abramson (Fiction)
Veterinarian Samantha Lewis and her team are dedicated to providing a sanctuary for unwanted, abused and abandoned dogs in New York City. But every day it gets harder to operate her no-kill shelter. Sam is already at her breaking point when she learns of an unidentified, dangerous virus spreading through their neighborhood. Amid growing panic and a demand for immediate answers, suspicion abruptly falls on dogs as the source. Soon the governor is calling in the National Guard to enforce a quarantine --- no dog may leave the area. As questions about the source of the virus mount and clash with the pressure for a politically expedient resolution, Sam is forced to make life-altering choices.
Center Street * 9781455591046

LaROSE by Louise Erdrich (Fiction)
Hunting along the edge of his property, Landreaux Iron accidentally kills his neighbor's five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich. Horrified at what he’s done, the recovered alcoholic turns to an Ojibwe tribe tradition --- the sweat lodge --- for guidance and finds a way forward. Following an ancient means of retribution, he and his wife, Emmaline, will give their son, LaRose, to Dusty's grieving parents. But when a vengeful man with a long-standing grudge against Landreaux begins raising trouble, hurling accusations of a cover-up the day Dusty died, he threatens the tenuous peace that has kept these two fragile families whole.
Harper * 9780062277022

THE LAST INNOCENTS: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers by Michael Leahy (Sports/History)
Legendary Dodgers Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jeff Torborg, Dick Tracewski, Lou Johnson and Tommy Davis encapsulated 1960s America: white and black, Jewish and Christian, wealthy and working class, pro-Vietnam and anti-war, golden boy and seasoned veteran. THE LAST INNOCENTS is a thoughtful, technicolor portrait of these six players and their storied team. Bringing into focus the high drama of their World Series appearances and pivotal games, Michael Leahy explores these men’s interpersonal relationships and illuminates the triumphs, agonies and challenges each faced individually.
Harper * 9780062360564

THE LONEY by Andrew Michael Hurley (Horror)
When the remains of a young child are discovered during a winter storm on a stretch of the bleak Lancashire coastline known as the Loney, a man named Smith is forced to confront the terrifying and mysterious events that occurred 40 years earlier. At that time, his devoutly Catholic mother was determined to find healing for Hanny, his disabled older brother. And so the family embarked on an Easter pilgrimage to an ancient shrine. When the two brothers found their lives entangling with a glamorous couple staying at a nearby house, they became involved in more troubling rites.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544746527

MacARTHUR AT WAR: World War II in the Pacific by Walter R. Borneman (History)
World War II changed the course of history. Douglas MacArthur changed the course of World War II. MacARTHUR AT WAR will go deeper into this transformative period of his life than previous biographies, drilling into the military strategy that Walter R. Borneman is so skilled at conveying, and exploring how personality and ego translate into military successes and failures. This in-depth study of the most critical period of his career shows how MacArthur's influence spread far beyond the war-torn Pacific.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316405324

THE MIRACLE ON MONHEGAN ISLAND by Elizabeth Kelly (Fiction)
The bestselling, award-winning author of THE LAST SUMMER OF THE CAMPERDOWNS returns with another rollicking, summertime family saga. Maine's rugged, picturesque Monhegan Island is home to weathered lobster fishermen and curious tourists…a genial if sleepy group. But when Spark Monahan --- rakish prodigal son --- returns unannounced to the dilapidated family home, his arrival launches a summer the likes of which this quiet town has never seen.
Liveright * 9781631491795

THE MIRROR THIEF by Martin Seay (Fiction)
In the 16th century, the famed makers of Venetian glass were perfecting one of the old world's most wondrous inventions: the mirror. The Venetian mirrors were state-of-the-art technology, and subject to industrial espionage by desirous sultans and royals world-wide. But for any of the development team to leave the island was a crime punishable by death. One man, a world-weary war hero with nothing to lose, has a scheme he thinks will allow him to outwit the city's terrifying enforcers of the edict. Meanwhile, in two other Venices --- Venice Beach, California, circa 1958, and the Venice casino in Las Vegas, circa today --- two other schemers launch similarly dangerous plans to get away with a secret.
Melville House * 9781612195148

THE NAZI HUNTERS by Andrew Nagorski (History)
After the Nuremberg trials and the start of the Cold War, most of the victors in World War II lost interest in prosecuting Nazi war criminals. Many of the lower-ranking perpetrators quickly blended in with the millions who were seeking to rebuild their lives in a new Europe, while those who felt most at risk fled the continent. THE NAZI HUNTERS focuses on the small band of men and women who refused to allow their crimes to be forgotten --- and who were determined to track them down to the farthest corners of the earth.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476771861

THE NOISE OF TIME by Julian Barnes (Historical Fiction)
In 1936, Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich fears for his livelihood and his life. Joseph Stalin has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. Now, certain he will be exiled to Siberia (or, more likely, executed on the spot), Shostakovich reflects on his predicament. Though a stroke of luck prevents him from becoming yet another casualty of the Great Terror, for decades to come he will be held fast under the thumb of despotism: made to represent Soviet values at a cultural conference in New York City, forced into joining the Party, and compelled to weigh appeasing those in power against the integrity of his music.
Knopf * 9781101947241

PAPER: Paging Through History by Mark Kurlansky
Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more efficient ways has supported the proliferation of literacy, media, religion, education, commerce and art; it has formed the foundation of civilizations, promoting revolutions and restoring stability. By tracing paper’s evolution from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on the contributions made in Asia and the Middle East, Mark Kurlansky challenges common assumptions about technology’s influence, affirming that paper is here to stay.

W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393239614

THE PIER FALLS: And Other Stories by Mark Haddon (Fiction/Short Stories)
The tales in Mark Haddon’s new collection take many forms: Victorian adventure story, science fiction, morality tale, contemporary realism. The characters are often isolated physically or estranged from their families, yet they yearn for connection. In aggregate, the stories become a meditation on the essential aloneness of the human condition but also on the connections, however tenuous and imperfect, that link people to one another. In the title story, an unnamed narrator describes with cool precision a catastrophe that strikes a seaside town, both tearing lives apart and bringing them together.
Doubleday * 9780385540759

PRAYERS THE DEVIL ANSWERS by Sharyn McCrumb (Historical Fiction)
Suddenly thrust into the role of primary caretaker for her family following the tragic death of her husband, Ellie Robbins is appointed to serve out his term as sheriff of their rural Tennessee mountain town. She has long proven she can handle herself. But becoming sheriff is altogether different, and the demands of the role are even more challenging when she is forced to combat society’s expectations for a woman. Soon enough, dark secrets come to light, and Ellie must grapple with small town superstitions and the tenuous ties she shares with a condemned killer as she carves out a place for herself in an uncertain future.
Atria * 9781476772813

RELIANCE, ILLINOIS by Mary Volmer (Historical Fiction)
With a birthmark covering half her face, 13-year-old Madelyn Branch is accustomed to cold and awkward greetings, and expects no less in the struggling town of Reliance. After all, her mother, Rebecca, was careful not to mention a daughter in the Matrimonial Times ad that brought them there. When Rebecca weds, Madelyn poses as her mother’s younger sister and earns a grudging berth in her new house. Deeply injured by her mother’s deceptions, Madelyn soon leaves to enter the service of Miss Rose Werner, prodigal daughter of the town’s founder. Madelyn wants to feel beautiful and loved, and she pins her hopes on William Stark, a young photographer and haunted Civil War veteran.
Soho Press * 9781616956721

ROUGH RIDERS: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill by Mark Lee Gardner (History)
Two months after the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in February 1898, Congress authorized President McKinley to recruit a volunteer army to drive the Spaniards from Cuba. From this army emerged the legendary “Rough Riders,” a mounted regiment drawn from America’s western territories and led by the indomitable Theodore Roosevelt. Mark Lee Gardner synthesizes previously unknown primary accounts, as well as period newspaper articles, letters and diaries from public and private archives in Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Boston and Washington, DC, to produce this authoritative chronicle.
William Morrow * 9780062312082

TEDDY AND ME: Confessions of a Service Human by Michael Savage (Memoir/Essays)
Listeners know Teddy as the silent "other host" of “The Savage Nation.” He's at Michael Savage's side during every broadcast, guarding the radio equipment and nipping the engineer's sneakers. But the fun doesn't end when the "On-Air" light goes off. Teddy is Savage's constant companion --- in the car, at home and even shopping. Most important, he's Savage's inspiration, helping him remember that the most important things in life are the little things. TEDDY AND ME is a rare glimpse into the life of one of America's most popular talk radio hosts.
Center Street * 9781455536122

TROUBLEMAKER by Linda Howard (Romantic Suspense)
Due to worries that an unknown enemy will strike again, paramilitary operative and team leader Morgan Yancy is sent to a remote location and told to lay low and stay vigilant. He ends up in a small West Virginian mountain town where Isabeau “Bo” Maran is part-time police chief. Bo doesn’t need a mysterious man in her life. The harder they fight the intense heat between them, the closer Morgan and Bo become, even though she knows he’s hiding from something. But discovering the truth could cost Bo more than she’s willing to give. And when Morgan’s cover is blown, it might just cost her life.
William Morrow * 9780062418975

UNKNOWN REMAINS by Peter Leonard
Jack McCann is a high-stakes Wall Street trader who sneaks into his office early one morning to try and clear out his things and get out of Dodge; he knows he’s in trouble, deep legal trouble. Outside his office window, he hears a booming sound, and then the worst noise imaginable. He works in the World Trade Center, and it's September 11, 2001. His wife, Diane, is visited the next day by a grief counselor, and then the mob. She learns that Jack owes them $750,000; their personal bank accounts have been emptied, and she's totally broke. Lost in grief and shock, Diane soon discovers that her husband was not the loving spouse he appeared to be.

Counterpoint * 9781619026063

VALIANT AMBITION: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick (History)
In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army. Three weeks later, Benedict Arnold miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war. Four years later, Washington has vanquished his demons and Arnold has fled to the enemy after a foiled attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. After four years of war, America is forced to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within.
Viking * 9780525426783
On Sale the Week of May 9th in Paperback

May 10th

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 Paperbacks * 9780062132581

BEIJING RED by Alex Ryan (Thriller)
Paperback Original
When ex-Navy SEAL Nick Foley travels to China to find purpose and escape the demons of his past, he instead stumbles into a conspiracy his Special Forces training never prepared him for. A mysterious and deadly outbreak ravages a remote area of western China, and Nick finds himself the lead suspect in a bio-terrorism investigation being conducted by China's elite Snow Leopard counter-terrorism unit. To clear his name and avoid prosecution, he must team up with beautiful Chinese CDC microbiologist Dr. Dazhong “Dash” Chen to find who is really behind the attack. As their investigation proceeds, their budding friendship is tested by nationalistic loyalties and suspicion.
Crooked Lane Books * 9781629535951

THE BILLION DOLLAR SPY: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman (History)
While driving out of the American embassy in Moscow one evening in 1978, the chief of the CIA’s Moscow station heard a knock on his car window. A man on the curb handed him an envelope whose contents stunned U.S. intelligence: details of top-secret Soviet research and developments in military technology that were totally unknown to the United States. In the years that followed, the man, Adolf Tolkachev, an engineer in a Soviet military design bureau, used his high-level access to hand over tens of thousands of pages of technical secrets.
Anchor * 9780345805973

DEAD GIRL WALKING by Christopher Brookmyre (Thriller)
Famous, beautiful and talented, Heike Gunn has the world at her feet. Then, one day, she simply vanishes. Meanwhile, journalist Jack Parlabane has lost everything: his career, his marriage, his self-respect. A call for help from an old friend offers a chance for redemption --- but only if he can find out what happened to Heike. Pursued by those who would punish him for past crimes, Parlabane enters the secret-filled world of Heike’s band, Savage Earth Heart, whose members each seem to be hiding something. He must dredge up old secrets to find Heike before it’s too late.
Grove Press * 9780802124975

THE GUEST COTTAGE by Nancy Thayer (Fiction)
After learning that her husband is leaving her for another woman, Sophie impulsively rents a guest cottage on Nantucket and leaves Boston for a quiet family vacation with her two kids. Trevor Black has recently lost his wife and is raising a little boy on his own. Hoping a quiet summer on the Nantucket coast will help him reconnect with Leo, he rents a guest house on the beautiful island. When Sophie and Trevor realize they’ve mistakenly rented the same house, the two agree to share it. But as the summer unfolds, Sophie and Trevor must ask themselves if the guest cottage is all they want to share.
Ballantine Books * 9780345545725

A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS by Paul Tremblay (Psychological Thriller/Horror)
The lives of the Barretts are torn apart when 14-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism and contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight, resulting in what would become a hit reality TV show. Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry, at which point long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast begin to surface.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062363244

A HISTORY OF LONELINESS by John Boyne (Fiction)
Propelled into the priesthood by a family tragedy, Odran Yates is full of hope and ambition. Forty years later, his devotion is caught in revelations that shatter the Irish people’s faith in the Catholic Church. He sees his friends stand trial, colleagues jailed and the lives of young parishioners destroyed. But when a family event opens wounds from his past, he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within the church and to recognize his own complicity in their propagation.
Picador * 9781250094643

JACK OF SPADES by Joyce Carol Oates (Psychological Thriller)
Andrew J. Rush has achieved the kind of critical and commercial success most authors only dream about. He also has a loving wife, three grown children, and is a well-regarded philanthropist. But Rush is hiding a dark secret. Under the pseudonym “Jack of Spades,” he writes another string of novels --- dark potboilers that are violent, lurid, even masochistic. Eventually, Rush’s reputation, career and family life all come under threat --- and unbidden, in the back of his mind, the Jack of Spades starts thinking ever more evil thoughts.
Mysterious Press * 9780802125057

LILLIAN ON LIFE by Alison Jean Lester (Fiction)
Born in the Midwest in the 1930s, Lillian lives, loves and works in Europe in the ’50s and early ’60s. She settles in New York and pursues the great love of her life in the ’60s and ’70s. Now it’s the early ’90s, and she’s taking stock. Throughout her life, walking the unpaved road between traditional and modern choices for women, Lillian grapples with parental disappointment and societal expectations, wins and losses in love, and develops her own brand of wisdom.
G.P. Putnam’s Sons * 9780425276204

A LUCKY LIFE INTERRUPTED: A Memoir of Hope by Tom Brokaw (Memoir)
Tom Brokaw has led a fortunate life, with a strong marriage and family, many friends, and a brilliant journalism career culminating in his 22 years as anchor of the “NBC Nightly News” and as bestselling author. But in the summer of 2013, he received shocking news: He had multiple myeloma, a treatable but incurable blood cancer. Brokaw takes us through all the seasons and stages of this surprising year, the emotions, discoveries, setbacks and struggles --- times of denial, acceptance, turning points and courage.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812982084

THE MAN WHO WOULD NOT BE WASHINGTON: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History by Jonathan Horn (History)
On the eve of the Civil War, one soldier embodied the legacy of George Washington and the hopes of leaders across a divided land. Both North and South knew Robert E. Lee as the son of Washington’s most famous eulogist and the son-in-law of Washington’s adopted child. Each side sought his service for high command; Lee could choose only one. Former White House speechwriter Jonathan Horn reveals how the officer most associated with Washington went to war against the union that Washington had forged.
Scribner * 9781476748573

PEDRO by Pedro Martinez and Michael Silverman (Memoir)
Pedro Martinez entered the big leagues a scrawny power pitcher with a lightning arm who they said wasn’t “durable” enough, who they said was a punk. Yet Martinez willed himself to become one of the most intimidating pitchers to have ever played the game, an eight-time All-Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner, World Series champion and Hall of Famer. In PEDRO, the always colorful pitcher opens up to tell his remarkable story.
Mariner Books * 9780544705319

SECONDHAND SOULS by Christopher Moore (Mystery/Humor)
Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay. People are dying, but their souls are not being collected. Someone --- or something --- is stealing them, and no one knows where they are going, or why, but it has something to do with that big orange bridge. Death Merchant Charlie Asher is just as flummoxed as everyone else. He’s trapped in the body of a 14-inch-tall “meat puppet” waiting for his Buddhist nun girlfriend, Audrey, to find him a suitable new body to play host. To get to the bottom of this abomination, a motley crew of heroes will band together.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061779794

THE TIME IN BETWEEN: A Memoir of Hunger and Hope by Nancy Tucker (Memoir)
Paperback Original
When Nancy Tucker was eight years old, her class had to write about what they wanted in life. She thought long and hard about it, and then, though she didn't know why, she wrote: "I want to be thin." Over the next 12 years, she developed anorexia nervosa, was hospitalized, and finally swung the other way towards bulimia nervosa. She left school, then rejoined; went in and out of therapy; ebbed in and out of life. From the bleak reality of a body breaking down to the electric mental highs of starvation, hers has been a life held in thrall by food.
Icon Books * 9781848318304

WATERLOO: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwell (History)
On June 18, 1815, the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days, the French army had beaten the Prussians at Ligny and fought the British to a standstill at Quatre-Bras. The Allies were in retreat. The little village north of where they turned to fight the French army was called Waterloo. The blood-soaked battle to which it gave its name would become a landmark in European history. In his first work of nonfiction, Bernard Cornwell offers a riveting chronicle of every dramatic moment.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062312068

WHIRLWIND: The American Revolution and the War That Won It by John Ferling (History)
A master historian and superb teller of history, John Ferling illuminates the years 1763 to 1783 --- from the end of the French and Indian War that left England triumphant in North America to the signing of the Treaty of Paris in September 1783 and the final departure of British troops from New York City in November of that year. With original insight, he chronicles the myriad and complex events and contentious viewpoints that drove Americans in their insurgency against Great Britain and sustained them in the seemingly quixotic belief that they could win their independence.
Bloomsbury Press * 9781620401743
On Sale the Week of May 16th in Hardcover

May 17th

THE AFTER PARTY by Anton DiSclafani (Historical Fiction)
Joan Fortier is the epitome of Texas glamour and the center of the 1950s Houston social scene. Every man who sees her seems to want her; every woman just wants to be her. The money may flow as freely as the oil, but the freedom and power all belong to the men. What happens when a woman of indecorous appetites and desires like Joan wants more? What does it do to her best friend? Devoted to Joan since childhood, Cece Buchanan is either her chaperone or her partner in crime, depending on whom you ask. But as Joan’s radical behavior escalates, Cece’s perspective shifts --- forcing one provocative choice to appear the only one there is.
Riverhead Books * 9781594633164

AT THE EDGE OF SUMMER by Jessica Brockmole (Historical Fiction)
Clare Ross, a 15-year-old Scottish girl grieving over her parents’ fate, finds solace in her connection to Luc Crépet, and she in turn inspires him in ways he never thought possible. Following her sudden departure, Luc begins to write letters to Clare, whose memory of the summer they shared keeps her grounded. Years later, in the wake of World War I, Clare returns to France to help create facial prostheses for wounded soldiers. One of the wary veterans who comes to the studio is none other than Luc. After war and so many years apart, can Clare and Luc recapture how they felt at the edge of that long-ago summer?
Ballantine Books * 9780345547897

BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT: A Gideon Crew Novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Thriller)
Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship foundered in a vicious storm and broke apart, sinking to the ocean floor. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying: the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space. That organism has now implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface --- and it’s growing. As Gideon Crew and his colleagues soon discover, the "meteorite" has a mind of its own and has no intention of going quietly.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455525867

BLOOD FLAG: A Paul Madriani Novel by Steve Martini (Legal Thriller)
Paul Madriani and Harry Hinds have a new client: Emma Brauer, a woman accused in the “mercy killing” of her aged father, Robert Brauer. Digging into Robert’s military history, Madriani discovers that other members of the Army unit Robert served with have recently died --- under similarly suspicious circumstances. When he finds that a box sent to Brauer shortly before he entered the hospital relates to a mysterious talisman that went missing at the end of World War II --- a feared Nazi relic known as the “Blood Flag” --- Madriani and Hinds realize they are in for the fight of their lives.
William Morrow * 9780062328960

BOAR ISLAND: An Anna Pigeon Novel by Nevada Barr (Mystery)
Elizabeth Jarrod is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. When Heath finds her teenage daughter in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt, she reaches out to her aunt Gwen and her friend, Anna Pigeon. Since Anna is about to start her new post as Acting Chief Ranger at Acadia National Park in Maine, the three will join her and stay at a house on the cliff of a small island near the park, Boar Island. But the stalker has followed them east. And Heath (a paraplegic) and Elizabeth aren't alone on the otherwise deserted island. At the same time, Anna has barely arrived at Acadia before a brutal murder is committed by a killer uncomfortably close to her.
Minotaur Books * 9781250064691

A COUNTRY ROAD, A TREE by Jo Baker (Historical Fiction)
Paris, 1939. The pavement rumbles with the footfall of Nazi soldiers marching along the Champs-Élysées. A young, unknown writer --- Samuel Beckett --- recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes one last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. Soon he will put them both in mortal danger by joining the Resistance. Through it all, we are witness to the workings of a uniquely brilliant mind struggling to create a language that will express this shattered world. Here is a remarkable story of survival and determination, and a portrait of the extremes of human experience alchemized into one man’s timeless art.
Knopf * 9781101947180

DON'T YOU CRY by Mary Kubica (Psychological Thriller)
In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate, Quinn Collins, to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she's the person Quinn thought she knew. Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbor town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where 18-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister than he ever expected.
Mira * 9780778319054

DRIVE!: Henry Ford, George Selden, and the Race to Invent the Auto Age by Lawrence Goldstone (History)
In 1900, the Automobile Club of America sponsored the nation’s first car show in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Among the spectators was an obscure would-be automaker named Henry Ford, who walked the floor speaking with designers and engineers, trying to gauge public enthusiasm for what was then a revolutionary invention. His conclusion: the automobile was going to be a fixture in American society, both in the city and on the farm --- and would make some people very rich. None, he decided, more than he. Lawrence Goldstone tells the fascinating story of how the internal combustion engine, a “theory looking for an application,” evolved into an innovation that would change history.
Ballantine Books * 9780553394184

THE FIREMAN by Joe Hill (Supernatural Thriller/Horror)
A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it’s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies --- before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected, and blazes erupt everywhere. A mysterious and compelling stranger straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted…and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.
William Morrow * 9780062200631

GIRLS ON FIRE by Robin Wasserman (Thriller)
On Halloween in 1991, a popular high school basketball star ventures into the woods and disappears. Three days later, he’s found with a bullet in his head and a gun in his hand. In the wake of this incident, bright but lonely Hannah Dexter is befriended by the charismatic, seductive Lacey Champlain. Lacey forges a fast, intimate bond with the impressionable Dex, making her over in her own image and unleashing a fierce defiance that neither girl expected. But as Lacey gradually lures Dex away from her safe life into a feverish spiral of obsession, rebellion and ever greater risk, an unwelcome figure appears on the horizon --- and Lacey’s secret history collides with Dex’s worst nightmare.
Harper * 9780062415486

THE HIGHWAYMAN: A Longmire Story by Craig Johnson (Mystery)
When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving “officer needs assistance” calls. The problem? They're coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half-century ago. With an investigation that spans this world and the next, Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear take on a case that pits them against a legend: The Highwayman.
Viking * 9780735220898

LOST AND GONE FOREVER: A Novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad by Alex Grecian (Historical Mystery)
Many changes have happened to the Murder Squad. Rash actions have cost Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith his job, and in response he has set up his own private detective agency. Inspector Walter Day has been missing for a year, and no one knows where he is --- though there is a strong suspicion that Saucy Jack has him. Hammersmith has made finding Day his primary case, and he has company --- a pair of bounty hunters, a man and a woman. It is only gradually that he has come to realize that they are not what they seem.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780399176104

MERCY by Michael Palmer and Daniel Palmer (Medical Thriller)
Dr. Julie Devereux is an outspoken advocate for the right to die --- until a motorcycle accident leaves her fiancé, Sam Talbot, a quadriplegic. Sam begs to end his life, but Julie sees hope in a life together. When he passes away from an unexpected heart attack, an autopsy reveals that Sam died of an unusual heart defect, one seen only in those under extreme stress. As Julie investigates similar cases, she finds a frightening pattern…and finds herself the target of disturbing threats. The more cases Julie discovers, the more the threats escalate, until she is accused of a mercy killing of her own. To clear her name and save her career, she must track down whoever is behind these mysterious deaths.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250030849

THE POLITICIANS AND THE EGALITARIANS: The Hidden History of American Politics by Sean Wilentz (History/Politics)
“There are two keys to unlocking the secrets of American politics and American political history.” So begins THE POLITICIANS AND THE EGALITARIANS, Princeton historian Sean Wilentz’s bold new work of history. First, America is built on an egalitarian tradition. At the nation’s founding, Americans believed that extremes of wealth and want would destroy their revolutionary experiment in republican government. Second, partisanship is a permanent fixture in America, and America is the better for it. With these two insights, Wilentz offers a crystal-clear portrait of American history, told through politicians and egalitarians --- a portrait that runs counter to current political and historical thinking.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393285024

PORCELAIN: A Memoir by Moby (Memoir)
At once bighearted and remorseless in its excavation of a lost world, PORCELAIN is both a chronicle of a city and a time and a deeply intimate exploration of finding one’s place during the most gloriously anxious period in life --- when you are on your own and betting on yourself, but have no idea how the story ends, and so you live with the honest dread that you’re one false step from being thrown out on your face. Moby’s voice resonates with honesty, wit and, above all, an unshakable passion for his music that steered him through some very rough seas.
Penguin Press * 9781594206429

THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON by Steve Hamilton (Thriller)
Nick Mason has already spent five years inside a maximum security prison when an offer comes that will grant his release 20 years early. He accepts, but the deal comes with a terrible price. Whenever his cell phone rings, day or night, he must answer it and follow whatever order he is given. It’s the deal he made with Darius Cole, a criminal mastermind serving a double-life term who runs an empire from his prison cell. Forced to commit increasingly more dangerous crimes, hunted by the relentless detective who put him behind bars, and desperate to go straight and rebuild his life with his daughter and ex-wife, Nick ultimately will have to risk everything to finally break free.
G.P. Putnam's Sons * 9780399574320

TALL TAIL: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown (Mystery)
At any moment, a perfect summer day in Crozet, Virginia might turn stormy and tempestuous, as Harry knows too well when a squall suddenly sweeps in. In a blink, Harry’s pickup nearly collides with a careening red car that then swerves into a ditch. Harry recognizes the dead driver slumped over the vehicle’s steering wheel: Barbara Leader was nurse and confidante to former Virginia governor Sam Holloway. Though Barbara’s death is ruled a heart attack, dissenting opinions abound. A baffling break-in at a local business leads Harry to further suspect that a person with malevolent intent lurks just out of sight: Something evil is afoot.
Bantam * 9780553392463

THE WEEKENDERS by Mary Kay Andrews (Fiction)
Riley Griggs has a season of good times with friends and family ahead of her on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina, when things take an unexpected turn. While waiting for her husband to arrive on the ferry one Friday afternoon, Riley is confronted by a process server who thrusts papers into her hand. And her husband is nowhere to be found. So she turns to her island friends for help and support, but it turns out that each of them has their own secrets. The clock is ticking as the mystery a murderous way. Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250065940

ZIGZAG: A Nameless Detective Collection by Bill Pronzini (Mystery)
ZIGZAG includes two novellas and two short stories featuring Bill Pronzini's iconic Nameless Detective. “Zigzag” is an original novella, in which a safe and simple accident investigation becomes the unraveling of a twisted murder scheme. “Grapplin” deals with the kind of missing person case that can end in only one of two ways: closure or heartbreak. In the second short, “Nightscape,” readers discover how, indeed, one thing just leads to another. The final work, “Revenant,” is another original novella and entangles Nameless in a weird crime with fearful occult overtones.
Forge Books * 9780765381033
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COUP DE FOUDRE: A Novella and Stories by Ken Kalfus (Fiction/Short Stories)
Ken Kalfus’ latest collection of short fiction is a mix of experimental works and stories that borrow from recent news items. The piece that likely will receive the most attention is the title novella, in which a figure based on Dominique Strauss-Kahn has a sexual encounter with a housekeeper from Guinea at New York’s Sofitel hotel. Other stories in this provocative book touch upon topics like the Iraq War, the Large Hadron Collider, and execution by lethal injection.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781632863805

DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY by Bill Clegg (Fiction)
On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter’s fiancé, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke --- her entire family, all gone in a moment. And June is the only survivor. Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak.
Gallery/Scout Press * 9781476798189

THE GODDESS POSE: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West by Michelle Goldberg (Biography)
When 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 around the world. Here, Michelle Goldberg tells the globetrotting story of the incredible woman who helped usher in a craze that continues unabated to this day. A sweeping picture of the 20th century that travels from the cabarets of Berlin to the Mysore Palace to Golden Age Hollywood and beyond, THE GODDESS POSE brings the Devi’s little known but extraordinary adventures vividly to life.
Vintage * 9780307477446

THE GOVERNOR’S WIFE by Michael Harvey (Mystery)
It’s been two years since disgraced Illinois governor Ray Perry disappeared from a federal courthouse in Chicago moments after being sentenced to 37 years in prison on corruption charges. P.I. Michael Kelly gets an anonymous email offering to pay him nearly a quarter of a million dollars if he will find Perry. Kelly’s investigation begins with the woman Perry left behind --- his wife, Marie. Ostracized by her former friends and hounded by the feds, Marie tells Kelly she has no idea where her husband is. Like everyone else, Kelly doesn’t believe her.
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard * 9780307948847

THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF AMERICA AT WAR: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah by Kenneth C. Davis (History)
Multi-million-copy bestselling historian Kenneth C. Davis sets his sights on war stories in THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF AMERICA AT WAR. He brings to life six emblematic battles, revealing untold tales that span our nation's history, from the Revolutionary War to Iraq. Along the way, he illuminates why we go to war, who fights, the grunt's-eye view of combat, and how these conflicts reshaped our military and national identity.
Hachette Books * 9780316348355

HOW TO START A FIRE by Lisa Lutz (Fiction)
When college roommates Anna and Kate find Georgiana Leoni passed out on a lawn, they wheel her to their dorm in a shopping cart. Twenty years later, they gather around a campfire at a New England mansion. What came between --- the wild adventures, unspoken jealousies and one night that changed everything --- is the witty, poignant story of our strongest friendships, the people who know us better than we know ourselves. Anna is the de facto leader, as fearless as she is reckless. Quirky Kate is the loyal sidekick, until she’s pushed too far. And stunning George is always desired but just as frequently dumped.
Mariner Books * 9780544705180

I REFUSE written by Per Petterson, translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett (Fiction)
Per Petterson weaves a tale of two men whose accidental meeting one morning recalls their boyhood 35 years ago. Back then, Tommy was separated from his sisters after he stood up to their abusive father. Jim was by Tommy's side through it all. But one winter night, a chance event on a frozen lake forever changed the balance of their friendship. Now Jim fishes alone on a bridge as Tommy drives by in a new Mercedes, and it's clear their fortunes have reversed. Over the course of the day, the life of each man will be irrevocably altered.
Graywolf Press * 9781555977405

IN THE CLEARING by Robert Dugoni
Paperback Original
Detective Tracy Crosswhite has a skill, and a soft spot, for tackling unsolved crimes. Having lost her own sister to murder at a young age, she has dedicated her career to bringing justice and closure to the families and friends of victims of crime. So when Jenny, a former police academy classmate and protégé, asks Tracy to help solve a cold case that involves the suspicious suicide of a Native American high school girl 40 years earlier, she agrees. Following up on evidence Jenny’s detective father collected when he was the investigating deputy, Tracy probes one small town’s memory and finds dark, well-concealed secrets hidden within the community’s fabric.
Thomas & Mercer * 9781503953574

IT’S A LONG STORY: My Life by Willie Nelson with David Ritz (Autobiography)
Having recently turned 80, Willie Nelson is ready to shine a light on all aspects of his life, including his drive to write music, the women in his life, his collaborations, and his biggest lows and highs --- from his bankruptcy to the founding of Farm Aid. Nelson and his music have found their way into the hearts and minds of fans the world over, winning 10 Grammys and receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. Now it's time to hear the last word about his life --- from the man himself.
Back Bay Books * 9780316403542

JOAN OF ARC: A History by Helen Castor (Biography/History)
Helen Castor tells afresh the gripping story of the peasant girl from Domremy who hears voices from God, leads the French army to victory, is burned at the stake for heresy, and eventually becomes a saint. But unlike the traditional narrative, a story already shaped by the knowledge of what Joan would become and told in hindsight, Castor’s book takes us back to 15th-century France and tells the story forwards. Instead of an icon, she gives us a living, breathing woman confronting the challenges of faith and doubt.
Harper Perennial * 9780062384409

NUMERO ZERO written by Umberto Eco, translated by Richard Dixon (Fiction)
A newspaper committed to blackmail and mud slinging. A paranoid editor reconstructing 50 years of history against the backdrop of a plot involving the cadaver of Mussolini's double. The murder of Pope John Paul I, the CIA, and events that seem outlandish until the BBC proves them true. A fragile love story between two born losers, a failed ghostwriter, and a vulnerable girl, who specializes in celebrity gossip yet cries over the second movement of Beethoven’s Seventh. And then a dead body that suddenly appears in a back alley in Milan. Set in 1922, NUMERO ZERO foreshadows the mysteries and follies of the following 20 years.
Mariner Books * 9780544811836

REAGAN: The Life by H.W. Brands (Biography)
H. W. Brands establishes Ronald Reagan as one of the two great presidents of the 20th century, a true peer to Franklin Roosevelt. REAGAN conveys how the confident force of Reagan’s personality and the unwavering nature of his beliefs enabled him to engineer a conservative revolution in American politics and play a crucial role in ending communism in the Soviet Union. He shut down the age of liberalism, Brands shows, and ushered in the age of Reagan, whose defining principles are still powerfully felt today.
Anchor * 9780307951144

THE SCARLET GOSPELS by Clive Barker (Horror/Dark Fantasy)
THE SCARLET GOSPELS takes readers back many years to the early days of two of Clive Barker's most iconic characters in a battle of good and evil as old as time. The long-beleaguered detective Harry D'Amour, investigator of all supernatural, magical and malevolent crimes, faces off against his formidable and intensely evil rival, Pinhead, the priest of hell. Barker's horror will make your worst nightmares seem like bedtime stories. The Gospels are coming. Are you ready?
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250056177

SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson (Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction)
A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature threaten the intrepid pioneers until only a handful of survivors remain. Five thousand years later, their progeny embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown…to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062334510

SWEET CARESS by William Boyd (Historical Fiction)
When Amory Clay was born, her disappointed father gave her an androgynous name and announced the birth of a son. But this daughter was not one to let others define her; Amory became a woman who accepted no limits to what that could mean, and, from the time she picked up her first camera, one who would record her own version of events. Moving freely between London and New York, between photojournalism and fashion photography, and between the men who love her on complicated terms, Amory establishes her reputation as a risk taker and a passionate life traveler.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781632863331

TY COBB: A Terrible Beauty by Charles Leerhsen (Biography)
Ty Cobb is baseball royalty. His lifetime batting average is still the highest of all time, and when he retired in 1928, he held more than 90 records. But the numbers don’t tell half of Cobb’s tale. Setting the record straight, Charles Leerhsen pushed aside the myths and re-traced Cobb’s journey, from the shy son of a professor and state senator who was progressive on race for his time, to America’s first true sports celebrity. In the process, he tells of a life overflowing with incident and a man who cut his own path through his times.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451645798

UNLIKELY: Setting Aside Our Differences to Live Out the Gospel by Kevin Palau (Christian Life/Religious Studies)
In 2007, Kevin Palau and a few dozen pastors approached Portland’s mayor and posed the question: How can we serve you with no strings attached? Officials identified five initial areas of need and began a partnership, CityServe, between the city and a band of churches seeking to live out the gospel message. Since then, the CityServe model has inspired communities across the country to take up the cause in their own cities. UNLIKELY not only tells the story of the inception of CityServe, but also challenges readers to evaluate their understanding of the gospel.
Howard Books * 9781476797267

WILDFLOWER by Drew Barrymore (Memoir/Humor)
WILDFLOWER is a portrait of Drew Barrymore's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy and healthy place she is today. It is the first book Drew has written about her life since the age of 14.
Dutton * 9781101983812

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