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New Releases for This Week

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New Releases for This Week

New in Hardcover:

  • Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen — From the acclaimed author of Blessings, Black and Blue, and One True Thing comes a novel about two sisters, the true meaning of success, and the qualities in life that matter most. "[Quindlen's] best so far," says the New York Times.
  • Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 25 Stories by Haruki Murakami — A career-spanning collection of short stories by the beloved author of Kafka On the Shore. "Murakami's matchless gift for making the unconventional and even the surreal inviting and gratifying creates hard little narrative gems....A superlative display of a great writer's wares. Absolutely essential." — Kirkus Reviews
  • Armageddon's Children by Terry Brooks — The author of the Shannara series returns with the "exciting first of a new fantasy trilogy" (Publishers Weekly) — the gripping chronicle of a once-familiar world now spun shockingly out of control, in which an extraordinary few struggle to salvage hope in the face of terrifying chaos.
  • The Edge of Darkness by Tim F. Lahaye — Co-author of the Left Behind

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New Releases for This Week

New in Hardcover:

  • Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission by Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton — The chairman and vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission recount the remarkable and revealing story of how the Commission succeeded in creating its landmark report on the events of September 11. 2001.
  • The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan after the Taliban by Sarah Chayes — Former NPR "crisis jumper" Chayes offers a news-breaking eyewitness account of how the U.S. government and armed forces allowed, and even abetted, the tragic return to violent warlordism in Afghanistan following the defeat of the Taliban.
  • Triptych by Karin Slaughter — In this gritty, gripping firecracker of a novel, the author of the bestselling Grant County, Georgia, series weaves together the threads of a complex, multilayered story with the skill of a master craftsman.
  • Ricochet by Sandra Brown — New York Times bestselling author Brown is back with a spine-tingling story of murder and betrayal — and a homicide detective's struggle with his own rules of conduct.
  • Dark Knight (Absolute Edition)

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New Releases for This Week

New in Hardcover:

  • Pegasus Descending: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke

    The latest from crime master Burke, starring his venerable protagonist, ex-cop-turned-cop-again Robicheaux. "With his superbly written prose and intricate plotting, Burke's latest is sure to please his legion of fans. Highly recommended." — Library Journal

  • The Brambles by Eliza Minot

    The latest novel from the author of The Tiny One features the Bramble family — three adult siblings careening through wildly different byways of adult life. A luminous, panoramic novel of family life, The Brambles is a "moving portrait of the ties that bind" (Kirkus Reviews).

  • The Ruins by Scott Smith

    The author of A Simple Plan returns (after 13 years!) with a white-knuckled thriller about a quartet of American tourists who wander into the Mexican jungle on a day-long excursion that goes horribly wrong. Stephen King calls it the "book of the summer....The Ruins is your basic long scream of horror. It does for Mexican vacations what Jaws did for New England beaches in 1975."

  • In the Dark

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New Releases for This Week

New in hardcover:

  • The Dead Hour by Denise Mina — The Scottish author of Field of Blood returns with a brilliant new story of suicide, murder, violence, and greed.
  • Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs — The latest novel in the mystery series featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan "confirms the series' place in the front rank of the ever-expanding forensic thriller subgenre" (Publishers Weekly).
  • Angels Fall by Nora Roberts — The venerable institution that is Nora Roberts (author of 150 novels!) returns with a thriller about a witness to a murder who can't convince anyone in her Wyoming town of what she saw.
  • Dragon's Fire by Anne McCaffrey and Todd J. McCaffrey — Mother and son McCaffrey reunite for the second time (after Dragon's Kin) to continue the epic Dragonriders of Pern series.
  • Brethren: An Epic Adventure of the Knights Templar by Robyn Young — A debut novel that tells the story of a young knight's search for a mysterious (and potentially deadly) book belonging to a secret organization within the Knights Templar.
  • The Hot Flash Club Chills Out by Nancy

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New Releases for This Week

New in hardcover:

  • Darkness and Light: A Frank Elder Mystery by John Harvey — The latest novel in award-winning crime writer Harvey's newest series, in which former cop Frank Elder is drawn out of retirement for another case. "Harvey belongs on the short list of every reader interested in the demilitarized zone where crime fiction and literature meet." — Booklist (starred review)
  • Hit Parade by Lawrence Block — John Keller, the charming killer-for-hire from Grandmaster Block's Hit Man and Hit List, returns for more clever plotting, humor, tricky twists, and ironic turns.
  • Wolves of Memory: A Harpur & Iles Mystery by Bill James — Deputy Constable Colin Harpur and Assistant Constable Desmond Iles are delegated the job of hiding and protecting an informant and his family.
  • Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg — The beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café offers a comedy-mystery about a series of strange or unfortunate events that cause a small Southern town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here?
  • Talk Talk by T. Coraghessan Boyle — The bestselling author of The Inner Circle and

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New Releases for This Week

New in hardcover:

  • Danse Macabre by Laurell K. Hamilton — The 14th Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novel, in which the amorous Ms. Blake discovers that werewolves and vampires are nothing compared to the horror of pregnancy.
  • Ten Second Staircase: A Bryant & May Mystery by Christopher Fowler — The fourth book in the series our own Georgie called "enticing and fun." The investigators of the Peculiar Crimes Unit stumble across another bizarre, seemingly unsolvable mystery.
  • Proof Positive by Phillip Margolin — The New York Times bestselling author of Wild Justice returns with a shocking and enthralling thriller about the way CSI evidence can be misused by a killer with his own twisted sense of justice.
  • Black Order by James Rollins — This "high-powered thriller" (Booklist) concerns an elite command of American scientists and Special Forces operatives who must expose a Nazi plot that threatens to destroy the current world order.
  • Simple Courage by Frank Delaney — The gripping chronicle of a dramatic rescue at sea. "One of the great sea stories of the twentieth century...a surefire nautical crowd-pleaser." — Booklist (starred review)
  • Cover of Night by Linda Howard —

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New Releases for This Week

New in hardcover:

  • The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11 by Ron Suskind — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind takes you deep inside America's real battles with violent, unrelenting terrorists.
  • Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich — The twelfth book in this enduring series about New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. "Countless over-the-top scenes, including one at a funeral parlor, will delight longtime fans," raves Publishers Weekly.
  • Lady in the Water by M. Night Shyamalan — This storybook written by the Sixth Sense filmmaker for his children is a companion volume to the forthcoming film.
  • Warlord: No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy by Ilario Pantano and Malcolm McConnell — The true story of a U.S. Marine who was tried in 2004 for the alleged murders of two Iraqi insurgents: "good courtroom drama, excellent war reporting, and absorbing psychology" (Booklist).
  • Captive of My Desires by Johanna Lindsey — A young English aristocrat travels to the Caribbean to find her father, who turns out to be a pirate captain.
  • Falling in Love with Natassia by Anna Monardo — A New York teenager suffers a breakdown after

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New Releases for This Week

New in hardcover:

  • Blue Screen by Robert B. Parker — Two of Parker's most beloved series characters, P.I. Sunny Randall and police chief Jesse Stone, unite in a "breezy, fast-paced whodunit" (Publishers Weekly).
  • Baby Proof by Emily Griffin — The witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things.
  • Lying in Bed by M. J. Rose — "Reading M. J. Roses's novels is like having great sex with a familiar partner. Even before you begin, you know it's going to be good." (BookReporter)
  • Swapping Lives by Jane Green — The New York Times bestselling author of The Other Woman returns with a wry tale of two women who discover the grass is not always greener on the other side of the Atlantic.
  • The Wrong Hostage by Elizabeth Lowell — The latest masterwork from one of the leading writers of suspense.
  • The Delta Belles by Penelope J. Stokes — The author of Circle of Grace pens an uplifting novel about the reunion of the Delta Belles, a music group that takes the country by storm in the 1960s.
  • Shadow Man by Cody McFadyen —

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