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Week of April 4, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of April 4th include thrillers from James Patterson (THE MURDER HOUSE, co-written with David Ellis), Stuart Woods (NAKED GREED) and John Sandford (GATHERING PREY); THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE by Ann Packer, which explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family over the course of five decades; A FINE ROMANCE, a follow-up to KNOCK WOOD, in which Candice Bergen talks about her marriage to a famous French director, the birth of her daughter, "Murphy Brown," widowhood, falling in love again, and watching her daughter blossom; and MY PARIS DREAM by former Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar editor Kate Betts, a charming and insightful memoir about coming of age as a fashion journalist in 1980s Paris.

April 2016

April's roundup of History titles includes Nathalia Holt's RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS, the riveting true story of 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; THE NATURALIST, Darrin Lunde's captivating new account of how Theodore Roosevelt’s lifelong passion for the natural world set the stage for America’s wildlife conservation movement and determined his legacy as a founding father of today’s museum naturalism; BRILLIANT BEACONS, an epic history from Eric Jay Dolin that traces the evolution of America's lighthouse system from its earliest days, highlighting the political, military and technological battles fought to illuminate the nation's hardscrabble coastlines; and TEXAS RANGER by John Boessenecker, the first biography to tell the full story of Frank Hamer, the lawman who killed Bonnie and Clyde.

April 2015

April’s roundup of History titles includes CAPITAL DAMES by Cokie Roberts, a riveting exploration of the ways in which the Civil War transformed not only the lives of women in Washington, D.C., but also the city itself; James Bradley’s THE CHINA MIRAGE, a spellbinding history of turbulent U.S.-China relations from the 19th century to World War II and Mao's ascent; KL by Nikolaus Wachsmann, an unprecedented, integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception in 1933 through their demise, 70 years ago, in the spring of 1945; and WENT THE DAY WELL?, David Crane’s astonishing hour-by-hour chronicle that starts the day before Waterloo, the battle that reset the course of world history, and continues to its aftermath.