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Week of September 3, 2018

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Week of September 3, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of September 3rd include ROBICHEAUX, which marks the return of James Lee Burke's most beloved character in a gritty, atmospheric mystery set in the towns and backwoods of Louisiana; IN THE MIDST OF WINTER by Isabel Allende, a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil; THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS, the stunning sequel to Jim Fergus' award-winning novel, ONE THOUSAND WHITE WOMEN; Alice McDermott's THE NINTH HOUR, a powerfully affecting story spanning the 20th century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Brooklyn; and THE FIRST MAJOR, John Feinstein's dramatic chronicle of the bitterly fought 2016 Ryder Cup pitting a U.S. team out for revenge against the Europeans determined to keep the Cup out of American hands.

After the Eclipse: A Memoir by Sarah Perry - Memoir

September 4, 2018

When Sarah Perry was 12, she saw a partial eclipse; she took it as a good omen for her and her mother, Crystal. But that moment of darkness foreshadowed a much larger one: two days later, Crystal was murdered in their home in rural Maine. It took 12 years to find the killer. In that time, Sarah rebuilt her life amid abandonment, police interrogations and the exacting toll of trauma. She dreamed of a trial, but when the day came, it brought no closure. It was not her mother’s death she wanted to understand, but her life. She began her own investigation, one that drew her back to Maine, deep into the darkness of a small American town.

American History by J.L. Abramo - Historical Crime Fiction

September 3, 2018

The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall - Fiction

September 4, 2018

The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse by Rich Cohen - Sports/Memoir

September 4, 2018

When Rich Cohen was eight years old, his father took him to see a Cubs game. On the way out of the park, his father asked him to make a promise. "Promise me you will never be a Cubs fan. The Cubs do not win,” he explained, “and because of that, a Cubs fan will have a diminished life determined by low expectations. That team will screw up your life.” As a result, Cohen became not just a Cubs fan but one of the biggest Cubs fans in the world. In this book, he captures the story of the team, its players and crazy days.

Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander - Political Thriller

September 4, 2018

The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith - Historical Fiction

September 4, 2018

An Echo of Murder: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry - Historical Mystery

September 4, 2018

A Good Country by Laleh Khadivi - Fiction

September 4, 2018

Laguna Beach, California, 2010. Alireza Courdee, a 14-year-old straight-A student and chemistry whiz, takes his first hit of pot. In as long as it takes to inhale and exhale, he is transformed from the high-achieving son of Iranian immigrants into a happy-go-lucky stoner. For the first time, Reza --- now Rez --- feels like an American teen. But then he changes again, falling out with the bad boy surfers and in with a group of kids more awake to the world around them, who share his background and whose ideas fill him with a very different sense of purpose. Within a year, Reza and his girlfriend are making their way to Syria to be part of a Muslim nation rising from the ashes of the civil war.

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie - Fiction

September 4, 2018

In Her Bones by Kate Moretti - Psychological Thriller/Mystery

September 4, 2018

Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for the brutal murder of six women. After a death row conviction, media frenzy and the release of an unauthorized biography, her 30-year-old daughter Edie Beckett is just trying to survive out of the spotlight. She’s a recovering alcoholic with a dead-end city job and an unhealthy codependent relationship with her brother. Edie also has a disturbing secret: a growing obsession with the families of Lilith’s victims. She’s desperate to see how they’ve managed --- or failed --- to move on. While her escalating fixation is a problem, she’s careful to keep her distance. That is, until she crosses a line and a man is found murdered.

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende - Fiction

September 4, 2018

Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin - Memoir

September 4, 2018

Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty - Fiction

September 4, 2018

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott - Fiction

September 4, 2018

The Prometheus Man by Scott Reardon - Thriller

September 4, 2018

Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet: A Jesse Stone Novel by Reed Farrel Coleman - Mystery

September 4, 2018

Jesse Stone, still reeling from the murder of his fiancée by crazed assassin Mr. Peepers, must keep his emotions in check long enough to get through the wedding day of his loyal protégé, Suitcase Simpson. The morning of the wedding, Jesse learns that a gala 75th birthday party is to be held for folk singer Terry Jester. Jester has spent the last 40 years in seclusion after the mysterious disappearance of the master recording tape of his magnum opus, The Hangman's Sonnet. That same morning, an elderly Paradise woman dies while her house is being ransacked. What are the thieves looking for? And what's the connection to Terry Jester and the mysterious missing tape?

Robicheaux by James Lee Burke - Thriller

September 4, 2018

Between his recurrent nightmares about Vietnam, his battle with alcoholism, and the sudden loss of his beloved wife, Molly, Dave Robicheaux’s thoughts drift from one irreconcilable memory to the next. Images of ghosts at Spanish Lake live on the edge of his vision. During a murder investigation, Robicheaux discovers he may have committed the homicide he’s investigating, one that involved the death of the man who took Molly’s life. As he works to clear his name and make sense of the murder, Robicheaux encounters a cast of characters and a resurgence of dark social forces that threaten to destroy all of those whom he loves.

Savage Country by Robert Olmstead - Historical Fiction

September 4, 2018

The Scarred Woman: A Department Q Novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen - Psychological Thriller/Mystery

September 4, 2018

In a Copenhagen park, the body of an elderly woman is discovered. The case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide investigation from over a decade ago, but the connection between the two victims confounds the police. Across town, a group of young women are being hunted. The attacks seem random, but could these brutal acts of violence be related? Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q is charged with solving the mystery. Meanwhile, after an earlier breakdown, their colleague Rose is still struggling to deal with the reemergence of her past --- a past in which a terrible crime may have been committed. It is up to Carl, Assad and Gordon to uncover the dark and violent truth at the heart of Rose’s childhood before it is too late.

The Stylist by Rosie Nixon - Fiction

September 4, 2018

Summer at the Garden Cafe by Felicity Hayes-McCoy - Fiction

September 4, 2018

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris - Historical Fiction

September 4, 2018

Tell Me You're Mine by Elisabeth Norebäck - Psychological Thriller

September 4, 2018

Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks - Fiction/Short Stories

September 4, 2018

A small-town newspaper columnist with old-fashioned views of the modern world. A World War II veteran grappling with his emotional and physical scars. A second-rate actor plunged into sudden stardom and a whirlwind press junket. Four friends traveling to the moon in a rocketship built in the backyard. These are just some of the stories that Tom Hanks captures in his first work of fiction: a collection of shorts that explore the human condition in all its foibles. The stories are linked by one thing: in each of them, a typewriter plays a part --- sometimes minor, sometimes central.

Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney - Historical Fiction/Adventure

September 4, 2018

Unstoppable: My Life So Far by Maria Sharapova - Memoir

September 4, 2018