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Week of June 1, 2015

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Week of June 1, 2015

Releases for the week of June 1st include WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD, the highly anticipated continuation of Diana Gabaldon’s classic Outlander series; A DEADLY WANDERING by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Richtel, an exploration of technology’s vast influence on the human mind and society, told through the lens of a tragic “texting-while-driving” car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006; and THE VACATIONERS, Emma Straub’s novel about the secrets, joys and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s Mediterranean holiday.

Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican - Fiction

June 2, 2015


To even stand a chance at surviving their freshmen year at Saint Michael’s, Peter Davidek, Noah Stein and Lorelei Paskal must join forces as they navigate a bullying culture dominated by administrators like the once-popular Ms. Bromine, their embittered guidance counselor, and Father Mercedes, the parish priest who plans to scapegoat the students as he makes off with church finances.

Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy - Historical Fiction

June 2, 2015

Dark Aemilia by Sally O'Reilly - Historical Fiction

June 2, 2015

A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age by Matt Richtel - Social Science/Technology

June 2, 2015


Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, examines the impact of technology on our lives through the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. Richtel follows Reggie through the tragedy, the police investigation, his prosecution and, ultimately, his redemption. In the wake of his experience, Reggie has become a leading advocate against “distracted driving.”

Eeny Meeny by M. J. Arlidge - Thriller

June 2, 2015

Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey - Psychological Mystery/Thriller

June 2, 2015


In this darkly riveting debut novel --- a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also a heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity and aging --- an elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared. Her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences.

A Flying Affair by Carla Stewart - Historical Romance

June 2, 2015

Hearts Made Whole: Beacons of Hope, Book Two by Jody Hedlund - Historical Romance

June 2, 2015

It's You by Jane Porter - Fiction

June 2, 2015

The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry - Historical Western

June 1, 2015

Last to Know by Elizabeth Adler - Mystery/Thriller

June 2, 2015


Detective Harry Jordan is out for a walk when the night is rocked by an explosion: the Havnel house is engulfed in a conflagration, and young Bea Havnel is seen fleeing, hair on fire, plunging into the lake. She survives but her mother does not, and Harry is pulled into the investigation. When it’s discovered that Lacey Havnel died not from the explosion but from a knife wound, it’s soon clear that a murderer is on the loose. And this murderer is poised to strike again.

The Means by Douglas Brunt - Fiction

June 2, 2015

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - Historical Fiction

June 2, 2015


Nella arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. Johannes is always locked in his study or at his warehouse office, leaving Nella alone with his sister. But Nella’s world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist --- an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.

Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín - Fiction

June 2, 2015

Now and Forever: Wild at Heart, Book Two by Mary Connealy - Historical Romance

June 2, 2015

Paris Match: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods - Thriller

June 2, 2015


Stone Barrington has returned to Paris to attend to some business concerns, and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he might have a powerful local resource on his side: a gentleman with his own ax to grind against Stone. In the US, the swirling rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance. Though Stone is no stranger to peril, never before has he faced threats from so many directions at once.

Phantom Instinct by Meg Gardiner - Psychological Thriller

June 2, 2015


Harper Flynn is trying to rebuild her life a year after her boyfriend was gunned down in the L.A. club where she worked. Meanwhile, the investigation into the shoot-out has been closed, as the two gunmen were killed when the building collapsed. Certain that a third gunman escaped and is targeting the survivors, Harper enlists the help of L.A. Sheriff Deputy Aiden Garrison. She soon realizes that her presence during the attack was no coincidence --- and that her only ally is unstable, mistrustful of her, and seeing the same enemy everywhere he looks.

Run by Andrew Grant - Thriller

June 2, 2015


Marc Bowman, a highly successful computer consultant and software designer, walks into his job at a major tech company one morning only to find himself fired on the spot, stonewalled by his boss and ushered out of the building. Then an explosive argument drives his wife away, and a robbery threatens to yank a million-dollar idea --- and his whole future --- out from under him. Before the week is over, Marc will be stalked, ambushed, wiretapped, arrested, duped, double- and triple-crossed --- until he can’t tell enemies from allies.

Sand and Fire: A Parson and Gold Novel by Tom Young - Thriller/Adventure

June 2, 2015

The Silkworm: A Cormoran Strike Novel by J. K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith - Mystery

June 2, 2015


When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. Quine has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives. When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer unlike any Strike has encountered before.

Two Soldiers by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström - Thriller

June 2, 2015


Two 19-year-old boys have spent their young lives establishing a ruthless criminal enterprise, the Råby Warriors. With the recruitment of children as foot soldiers, the Warriors are now poised to become the most powerful syndicate in their Stockholm suburb. After Leon and Gabriel execute a maximum-security prison break, José Pereira, who now heads the Organized Crime and Gang Section in Råby, is joined in his investigation by Chief Superintendent Ewert Grens.

The Untold by Courtney Collins - Historical Adventure

June 2, 2015

The Vacationers by Emma Straub - Fiction

June 2, 2015


For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their 35th wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. But all does not go according to plan. Over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated.

We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas - Fiction

June 2, 2015


When Eileen Tumulty meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with in Woolside, Queens, she thinks she’s found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit. They marry, and Eileen quickly discovers that Ed doesn’t aspire to the same, ever bigger, stakes in the American Dream. She encourages him to want more, but as years pass, it becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper psychological shift.

A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer - Historical Romance

June 2, 2015

Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon - Historical Fiction

June 2, 2015