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Louise Penny, author of A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

It’s Gamache’s first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil, a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. But with a daughter of his own, he finds himself developing a profound, and perhaps unwise, empathy for her distraught father.

Week of June 29, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of June 29th include THE NICKEL BOYS, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead, who follows up his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning bestseller THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD with the story of two boys who are sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida; THE YELLOW HOUSE, a haunting memoir from Sarah M. Broom about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East; a newly updated edition of CATCH AND KILL, in which Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost --- from Hollywood to Washington and beyond; and A BETTER MAN, the 15th installment in Louise Penny's long-running series starring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, who returns to the Sûreté du Québec, only to be greeted by catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media and a mysterious disappearance.