Some New Titles for 2013


January 2013


Gun Machine by Warren Ellis – Police ProceduralSuspenseSuspense/ThrillerThrillerMulholland Books | 9780316187404 | Published January 1, 2013

After a shootout claims the life of his partner, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an apartment stacked high with guns. When examined, each weapon leads to a different, previously unsolved murder. Someone has been killing people for twenty years or more and storing the weapons together for some inexplicable purpose. Confronted with the sudden emergence of hundreds of unsolved homicides, Tallow soon discovers a hunter who may be the most prolific murderer in New York City’s history.

The Wrath of Angels: A Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly – Fiction,SuspenseThrillerAtria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781476703022 | Published January 1, 2013

In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of a plane is discovered. What it conceals is a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the devil. Now a battle is about to commence between those who want the list to remain secret and those for whom it represents a crucial weapon in the struggle against the forces of darkness. The race to secure the prize draws in private detective Charlie Parker, who fears that his own name may be on the list.

The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell – FictionLiterary FictionWomen’s FictionHarper | 9780062209849 | Published January 2, 2013

After their parents die, sisters Marnie and Nelly are on their own. Only they know what happened to their parents, and they aren’t telling. Living in Glasgow’s Maryhill housing estate isn’t ideal, but at least the girls have each other. But when Lennie, the old man next door, realizes his young neighbors are alone and need help, he offers to take them in. They soon form something like a family, but questions from their friends, teachers, and the authorities soon threaten to bring dark secrets about the girls’ family to the surface.

Finding Camlann by Sean Pidgeon – FictionLiterary FictionW. W. Norton & Company | 9780393073294 | Published January 7, 2013

Archaeologist Donald Gladstone knows there is no solid evidence that King Arthur ever existed. And yet medieval tales of this legendary warrior must have found their inspiration somewhere, and Donald is determined to discover their true source.

1356 by Bernard Cornwell – FictionHistorical FictionHarper | 9780061969676 | Published January 8, 2013

In September of 1356, the English army is about to invade France, and France is ready for them. Thomas of Hookton has special orders to uncover the lost sword of St. Peter, a weapon that is said to grant victory to whatever side wields it. It won’t be an easy task because the French are searching too. When Thomas and his men are trapped near Poitiers, he, his men, and  his enemies converge in a maelstrom of violence, action, and heroism.

Ratlines by Stuart Neville – FictionHistorical FictionHistorical MysteryMysterySoho Crime | 9781616952044 | Published January 1, 2013

As the Irish people prepare to welcome President John F. Kennedy to the land of his ancestors, a German national is murdered. This is the third foreigner to die within a few days, and Minister for Justice Charles Haughey wants the killing to end lest a shameful secret be exposed: the dead men were all Nazis granted asylum by the Irish government in the years following World War II.

Fixing My Eyes on Jesus: Daily Moments in His Word by Anne Graham Lotz – ChristianChristian LivingDevotionalNonfictionZondervan | 9780310327844 | Published January 2, 2013

In FIXING MY EYES ON JESUS, you will read a Scripture and inspirational devotion for each day of the year that will encourage, uplift, renew and challenge you on your spiritual walk with Jesus. A perfect size for carrying with you on the go, in a beautiful package that also makes this a gorgeous gift for a friend or family member, this book is the spiritual nourishment you crave.

The Feminist and the Cowboy: An Unlikely Love Story by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez – Love & RomanceMemoirRomanceWomen’s InterestGotham | 9781592407903 | Published January 3, 2013

Alisa Valdes was raised in a home where feminism was religion, which spurred her into a prolific career as a feminist writer. However, as a single mom and serial dater at the age of 42, she still hadn’t found what she was looking for. Until she met the Cowboy. His conservative beliefs and traditional views on gender roles makes him everything she was raised to reject, but the way he makes her pulse race gives her second thoughts about rejecting him.

1356 by Bernard Cornwell – Action AdventureFictionHistorical FictionWorld HistoryHarper | 9780061969676 | Published January 8, 2013

In September of 1356,the English army is about to invade France, and France is ready for them. Thomas of Hookton has special orders to uncover the lost sword of St. Peter, a weapon that is said to grant victory to whatever side wields it. It won’t be an easy task because the French are searching too. When Thomas and his men are trapped near Poitiers, he, his men, and  his enemies converge in a maelstrom of violence, action, and heroism.

A Memory of Light: Book Fourteen, The Final Volume of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson – EpicFantasyFictionTor Books | 9780765325952 | Published January 8, 2013

Brandon Sanderson works from notes and partials left by Robert Jordan after his death in 2007 to create the last installment in Jordan’s best-selling fantasy series,The Wheel of Time.

Ashenden by Elizabeth Wilhide – FictionSimon & Schuster | 9781451684865 | Published January 8, 2013

Brother and sister Charlie and Ros inherit their aunt’s English country house and must decide if they should sell it or not. As they survey the estate, the story of the house’s two and a half centuries unfolds telling the stories of the previous occupants of the house.

Blood Money by James Grippando – Legal ThrillerSuspenseSuspense/ThrillerThrillerHarper | 9780062109842 | Published January 8, 2013

Defense attorney Jack Swyteck is facing his most frightening case yet. Sydney Bennett, a sexy nightclub waitress and party girl, is accused of killing her two year old daughter. Through the media, the public has already found Sydney guilty. When the jury returns with a verdict of not guilty, the public is shocked. A mob gathers outside of the jail on the night of Sydney’s release and an innocent young woman resembling Sydney ends up in a coma. The victim’s parent ask Jack for help because they are sure the attack was not an accident. In searching for the truth, Jack makes a frightening discovery. Just how big is the media monster?

Chanel Bonfire by Wendy Lawless – FamilyMemoirNonfictionGallery Books | 9781451675368 | Published January 8, 2013

Wendy Lawless’ memoir of life with her mother, Georgann Rea, a real-life Holly Golightly.

Collateral Damage: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods – Crime,FictionSuspense/ThrillerPutnam Adult | 9780399159862 | Published January 8, 2013

After a trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is ready to retun to the lush life in Manhattan, but when he recieves a surprise visit from Holly Barker he finds himself drawn out of high society into a dangerous game of murder and revenge.

Footprints in the Sand: A Piper Donovan Mystery by Mary Jane Clark –FictionMysteryWilliam Morrow | 9780062135445 | Published January 8, 2013

Struggling actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan is spending the dead of winter in warm and sunny Sarasota, Florida for her beloved cousin’s wedding. But a cloud seems to be hovering over the whole affair. A bridesmaid mysteriously disappears, a neighbor’s car is run off the road, and a body is found on the beach where the wedding will take place. With the nuptials, threatened, it falls on Piper to unmask the killer. As Piper gets close to figuring out who’s been covering his guilty footprints in the sand, the cunning killer has already set his sights on Piper as his next victim!

Hikikomori and the Rental Sister by Jeff Backhaus – FictionAlgonquin Books | 9781616201371 | Published January 8, 2013

Thomas Tessler, devastated by a tragedy, has cloistered himself in his bedroom and shut out the world for the past three years. His wife, Silke, lives in the next room, but Thomas no longer shares his life with her.Desperate to salvage their life together, Silke hires Megumi, a young Japanese woman attuned to thehikikomori phenomenon, though her job may involve much more than familial comforts. But what are the risks of such intimacy? And what must these three broken people surrender in order to find hope?

Kind of Kin by Rilla Askew – ContemporaryContemporary FictionFictionHumor,Women’s FictionEcco | 9780062198792 | Published January 8, 2013

The passing of a new state law makes it a felony to harbor an undocumented immigrant in Oklahoma. Robert John Brown, a churchgoing family man and respected community member, is caught hiding migrant workers with no papers in his barn and is arrested and sent to prison. His grandson Dustin tries to help the sole escapee reunite with his family, his granddaughter, Misty, struggles to raise her daughter after her husband has been deported, and his daughter Sweet finds her life unraveling from the stress of the incident.

Kinsey and Me: Stories by Sue Grafton – FictionMemoirShort StoriesA Marian Wood Book/Putnam | 9780399163838 | Published January 8, 2013

In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced Kinsey Millhone and thirty years later, the duo is still going strong. The first nine of these short stories focus around Kinsey and her past. The second part of the book focuses around Grafton’s life in the decade after her mother died. The juxtaposition of these stories shows just how strong the bond between author and character can be.

Love is a Canoe by Ben Schrank – Contemporary FictionContemporary Romance,FictionLiterary FictionRomanceSarah Crichton Books | 9780374192495 | Published January 8, 2013

Peter Herman’s legendary book on love and relationships, MARRIAGE IS A CANOE, gained him fame by winning the hearts of hopeful romantics and desperate cynics alike. However, after Peter’s wife dies, he is completely lost and questions everything he thought he knew about love. A young editor suggests a contest for the 50th anniversary of MARRIAGE IS A CANOE, which involves a couple winning an afternoon with Peter and a chance to save their relationship. Peter must discover what he meant when he wrote the book if he is going to help the contest’s winners and find a way to love again.

Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment by Katrina Kenison –InspirationalMemoirSelf-HelpSelf-Help/MemoirGrand Central Publishing | 9781455507238 | Published January 8, 2013

This intimate memoir of loss, self-discovery, and growth will resonate deeply with any woman who has ever mourned the passage of time, questioned her own purpose, or wondered, “Do I have what it takes to create something new in my life?” Kenison reflects on the inevitable changes wrought by time and finds solace in the notion that midlife is also a time of unprecedented opportunity for growth as old roles and responsibilities fall away, and unanticipated possibilities appear on the horizon.

The Blood Gospel: The Order of the Sanguines Series by James Rollins andRebecca Cantrell – ActionAction AdventureAdventureThrillerWilliam Morrow | 9780061991042 | Published January 8, 2013

An earthquake in Israel reveals a tomb buried in the heart of a mountain. A forensic expert from the military, a priest, and an archaeologist are sent to explore the discovery. They find a book supposedly written in Christ’s own hand and must confront history that goes back to the beginning of time.

The Bughouse Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini – FictionHistorical FictionHistorical MysteryMysteryForge Books | 9780765331748 | Published January 8, 2013

In 1890s San Fransisco, former Pinkerton operative Sabrina Carpenter and her detective friend, John Quincannon, are the people to go to with a mystery. Working on two unrelated cases of a petty thief and a slippery housebreaker, the two find themselves connecting the two crimes in a surprising fashion after two murders and other felonies occur. Can the dynamic duo solve the case?

The History of Us by Leah Stewart – FictionTouchstone | 9781451672626 | Published January 8, 2013

Eloise Hempel is on her way to teach a class at Harvard when she receives devastating news. Her sister and her husband have been killed in a tragic accident, and Eloise must return home to Cincinnati to take her sister’s three children, Theodora, Josh, and Claire, out of the hands of her own incapable mother. Nearly two decades later, Eloise is still in that house, still thinking about what she left behind. With Claire leaving for New York City, Eloise has plans to finally embark on a life that’s hers alone.

The Husband List by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly – FictionHistorical Fiction/RomanceHistorical RomanceRomanceSt. Martin’s Press | 9780312651329 | Published January 8, 2013

Caroline Maxwell, a young heiress in search for true love, would like nothing more than to join her brother Eddie and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures seeing the world and buying up businesses. But Caroline’s stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. While her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline would much rather be with Jack, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title. Although he would be an unacceptable suitor to her mother, to Caroline he is her perfect match.

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier – FictionHistorical FictionDutton Adult | 9780525952992 | Published January 8, 2013

Honor Bright is a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850. Sick from the journey and forced by family tragedy to immediately rely on help from strangers, Honor realizes that in a country that still allows slavery principles count for little. When Honor is drawn into helping with the Underground Railroad, she finally finds her principles put to use.

The Lawyer’s Lawyer by James Sheehan – FictionCenter Street | 9781455508662 | Published January 8, 2013

Jack Tobin, a renowned lawyer, finds himself having to hunt down a serial killer who he defended in court.

The Midwife’s Tale by Samuel Thomas – FictionHistorical Historical MysteryMysteryMinotaur Books | 9781250010766 | Published January 8, 2013

In 1644, Parliament’s armies have risen against the King and laid siege to the city of York. Midwife Bridget Hodgson becomes embroiled in a different sort of rebellion when her friend, Esther Cooper, has been convicted of murdering her husband and is sentenced to be burnt alive. Convinced her friend is innocent, and Bridget joins forces with a servant, Martha Hawkins, and together they set out to find the real killer.

The Phantom: The Complete Newspaper Dailies Vol. One: 1936-1937 byLee Falk and Ray Moore – Comic BookHermes Press | 9781613450130 | Published January 8, 2013

The first, original, and best masked hero to ever grace the pages of comic strips and comic books returns with Hermes Press’ new complete reprint of The Phantom Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the “granddaddy of all costumed superheroes,” The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore.

The Uninvited by Liz Jensen – FictionHorrorPsychological ThrillerThrillerBloomsbury USA | 9781608199921 | Published January 8, 2013

After a seven-year- old girl fires a nail gun at her grandmother’s neck, across the world, children start killing their families. but is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry.

Watching the Dark: An Inspector Banks Novel by Peter Robinson – ThrillerWilliam Morrow | 9780062004802 | Published January 8, 2013

A decorated police inspector, Bill Quinn, is murdered on the grounds of St. Peter’s Police Treatment Center, shot through the heart with a crossbow arrow. When compromising photographs are found in Quinn’s room, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is well aware that he must handle the highly sensitive and dangerously explosive investigation with the utmost discretion. Banks teams up with Inspector Joanna Passero to dig deeper into the life and career of the victim. Banks comes to believe that Quinn’s murder may be linked to the disappearance of 19-year-old Rachel Hewitt, who made headlines when she vanished without a trace in Estonia six years earlier.

Y: A Novel by Marjorie Celona – FictionFree Press | 9781451674385 | Published January 8, 2013

My life begins at the Y…” so opens the story of Shannon, a newborn left at the doors of the local YMCA. Bounced between foster homes, Shannon endures neglect and abuse before she finally finds stability with Miranda, a single mother with a daughter of her own. But as Shannon grows, so do her questions.

The Death Relic by Chris Kuzneski – FictionHistorical MysterySuspensePutnam Adult | 9780399158995 | Published January 10, 2013

One of the few legacies left from the Mayan and Aztec civilizations is the legend of the Death Relic — an artifact with incredible power shrouded in mystery. When archaeologist Maria Pelati’s research team goes missing while working in the Yucatan Peninsula, she embarks on a dangerous journey with Jonathon Payne and David Jones to find the missing team. They soon realize Maria’s research could be the key to solving the mystery of the Death Relic.

The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas – FictionOverlook Hardcover | 9781468302462 | Published January 10, 2013

During World War II, Nerys Watkins accompanies her husband on a missionary posting to India. When he leaves her in the exotic lakeside city of Srinagar to take on a complicated mission, Nerys discovers a new world — and by the time she is reunited with him, she is a different woman. Years later, when Mair Ellis clears out her dead father’s house, she finds an exquisite shawl. Tracing her grandparents’ roots back to Kashmir, Mair embarks on a quest that will change her life forever.

The Miniature Wife: And Other Stories by Manuel Gonzales – Contemporary FictionFictionShort StoriesRiverhead Hardcover | 9781594486043 | Published January 10, 2013

The 18 stories in this book render the fantastic commonplace and the ordinary extraordinary. From a composer that speaks through his ears to a man at war with his wife who he accidentally shrank, these characters and stories are ones a reader will never forget.

Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman – FictionPsychological ThrillerSuspense,Suspense/ThrillerThrillerBallantine Books | 9780345534217 | Published January 15, 2013

Nora Hamilton’s life is forever changed when her rock-solid policeman husband commits suicide. But the pieces don’t add up. Relying on the methodical nature that serves her so well as a restorer of old homes, Nora struggles to understand what happened to her husband — even as her insular, frigid mountain town is determined to keep its deadly secrets buried.

Enemy of Mine: A Pike Logan Thriller by Brad Taylor – International Relations,Political ThrillerPoliticsThrillerDutton Adult | 9780525953104 | Published January 15, 2013

A tentative peace between Israel and Palestine has been brokered by the United States. But the Taskforce gets wind of an assassination attempt on the American envoy sent to solidify the treaty and must devote every resource to saving his life. Taskforce operator Pike Logan and his partner, Jennifer Cahill, are charged with following the assassin’s flimsy trail through the Middle East, a trail that becomes more muddled at every turn.

Habits of the House by Fay Weldon – FictionHistorical FictionSt. Martin’s Press | 9781250026620 | Published January 15, 2013

As the Season of 1899 comes to an end, the Earl of Dilberne is facing serious financial concerns. The ripple effect spreads to everyone in the household, including Lord Robert, who gambled unwisely on the stock market and seeks a place in the Cabinet, his unmarried children Arthur and Rosina, his wife Isobel, and Grace, the lady’s maid. Lord Robert can see no financial relief to an already mortgaged estate, and, though the Season is over, his thoughts turn to securing a suitable wife (and dowry) for his son. The arrival on the London scene of Minnie, a beautiful Chicago heiress with a reputation to mend, seems the answer to all their prayers.

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini – FictionHistorical FictionDutton Adult | 9780525953616 | Published January 15, 2013

In March of 1861, Mary Todd Lincoln chose Elizabeth “Lizzie” Keckley, a former slave and seamstress for the elite in D.C., to be her personal “modiste.” The two women quickly formed a close friendship and Lizzie was present for many of the most personal and intimate moments in the Lincoln White House. Chiaverini brings history to life in the story of Lizzie and her friendship with Mrs. Lincoln.

Servants’ Hall: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance by Margaret Powell – MemoirSt. Martin’s Press | 9781250029294 | Published January 15, 2013

Maragaret Powell tells the true story of Rose, the under-parlormaid to the Wardham family who took a shocking step: she eloped with the family’s only son, Mr. Gerald. Going from rags to riches, Rose finds herself caught up in a maelstrom of gossip, incredulity and envy among her fellow servants. The reaction from upstairs was no better: Mr. Wardham, the master of the house, disdained the match so completely that he refused ever to have contact with the young couple again. Gerald and Rose marry, leave Redlands and Powell looks on with envy, even as the marriage hits on bumpy times.

Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus – MysteryMinotaur Books | 9780312604257 | Published January 15, 2013

When a woman falls from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath, detectives Pia Kirchoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to the scene. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer. 11 years earlier, two girls vanished from the village without a trace. Rita Cramer’s son was sentenced to prison for ten years from a trial based only on circumstantial evidence. Now he is back in his hometown, and Pia and Oliver wonder if the attack on his mother had to do with his return.

Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin – MysteryReagan Arthur Books | 9780316224581 | Published January 15, 2013

For the last decade, Nina Hazlitt has been ready to hear the worst about her daughter’s disappearance. But with no sightings, no body, and no suspect, the police investigation ground to a halt long ago, and Nina’s pleas to the cold case department have led her nowhere. Until she meets the newest member of the team: former Detective John Rebus. Rebus has never shied away from lost causes, and when two more women go missing from the same road where Sally Hazlitt was last seen, Rebus senses a connection. But pursuing it leads him into the crosshairs of adversaries both old and new.

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin – FictionHistorical FictionDelacorte Press | 9780345528674 | Published January 15, 2013

The Boy by Lara Santoro – ContemporaryContemporary FictionFictionLiterary Fiction,Women’s FictionWomen’s InterestLittle, Brown and Company | 9780316206235 | Published January 15, 2013

Anna is a forty-something single mother trying to hold her life together during a bitter divorce and wishing to return to her younger free spirited days. When she meets her twenty-year-old neighbor she finds herself transported back to her youth by his easy grace and freedom. Is he the kind of person she sould associate with?

The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer – FictionPolitical ThrillerThrillerGrand Central Publishing | 9780446553971 | Published January 15, 2013

There have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President in the history of the United States, but only four have been successful…for now. Beecher White discovers a killer in Washington, D.C. who is meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. During his investigation, he discovers that during the course of 100 years, all four assassins were secretly working together. And Beecher is about to come face-to-face with the fifth one.

The Good House by Ann Leary – Contemporary FictionFictionWomen’s FictionSt. Martin’s Press | 9781250015549 | Published January 15, 2013

Hildy Good is a lifelong resident of a historic community on the rocky coast of Boston’s North Shore. As a townie, she knows pretty much everything about everyone. A descendant of one of the witches hung in nearby Salem, some believe Hildy inherited psychic gifts, but really she’s just good at reading people. But when her daughters send her off to rehab convinced that she is an alcoholic, Hildy feels like proving she’s not is like proving you’re not a witch. Alone and feeling unjustly persecuted, Hildy finds a friend in Rebecca McCallister, a beautiful, wealthy newcomer. But not everyone takes to Rebecca, who is herself the subject of town gossip. When a cluster of secrets become dangerously entwined, the reckless behavior of one threatens to expose the other, and this darkly comic novel takes a chilling turn.

Private Berlin by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan – ThrillerLittle, Brown and Company | 9780316211178 | Published January 21, 2013

Chris Schneider is a superstar agent at Private Berlin, Germany’s headquarters for the world’s most powerful investigation firm. When Chris suddenly disappears, Mattie Engel, another one of Private Berlin’s top agents and Chris’s ex, throws herself into finding Chris. Mattie follows three leads Chris was investigating before he vanished: a billionaire suspected of cheating on his wife, a soccer star accused of throwing games, and a nightclub owner with ties to the Russian mob. Any one of them would surely want Chris gone — and one of them is evil enough to want him dead.

Francona: The Red Sox Years by Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy – Memoir,SportsHoughton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780547928173 | Published January 22, 2013

From 2004 to 2011, Terry Francona managed the Boston Red Sox, the most talked about, scrutinized team in all of sports. In FRANCONA, the legendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they went from cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history.

Ignorance by Michèle Roberts – FictionHistorical FictionLiterary FictionBloomsbury USA | 9781608197712 | Published January 22, 2013

Jeanne Nerin and Marie-Angèle Baudry grow up side by side in the Catholic village of Ste. Madeleine, but their worlds could not be more different. Marie-Angèle is the grocer’s daughter, inflated with ideas of her own piety and rightful place in society. Jeanne’s mother washes clothes for a living, and used to be a Jew until it became too dangerous. When war falls out of the sky, the forces that divide the two girls threaten to overwhelm those that bind them together. In this dizzying new order, the truth can be buried under a pyramid of recriminations.

Out of Sight by William Hackman – Art HistoryOther Press | 9781590514115 | Published January 22, 2013

Histories of modern art are typically centered in Paris and New York. Los Angeles is relegated to its role as the center of popular culture — a city of movie stars, tan lines, and surfers — but lacking the highbrow credentials of the chosen places. Until 1965, there was no art museum, few notable collectors, and — especially in terms of modern and contemporary work — even fewer galleries. Yet in the 1950s and 1960s, L.A. witnessed a burst of artistic energy and invention rivaling New York’s burgeoning art scene a half-century earlier. As New York Times art critic Roberta Smith has noted, it was “a euphoric moment,” at a “time when East and West coasts seemed evenly matched.”

OUT OF SIGHT chronicles the rapid-fire rise, fall, and rebirth of the L.A. art scene — from the emergence of a small bohemian community in the 1950s to the founding of the Museum of Contemporary Art in 1980 — and explains how artists such as Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin, and Ken Price reshaped contemporary art. William Hackman also explores the ways in which the L.A. art scene reflected the hopes and fears of postwar America — both the self-confidence of an increasingly affluent middle class, and the anxiety produced by violent upheavals at home and abroad. Perhaps most of all, he pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a fascinating and until now overlooked moment in modern art.

The Riptide Ultra-Glide by Tim Dorsey – FictionHumorThrillerWilliam Morrow | 9780062092786 | Published January 22, 2013

When newly unemployed Midwestern couple Patrick and Barbara McDougal decide a vacation in Florida is just what they need, awful accommodations, a robbery, and a not-so-helpful police department make them rethink their decision to drown their troubles in paradise. Luckily, charismatic (and crazy!) tour guide Serge Storms and his sidekick, Coleman, are up for another action-packed adventure in this outrageous crime thriller that Tim Dorsey fans won’t soon forget.

Drinking with Men: A Memoir by Rosie Schaap – MemoirNonfictionRiverhead Hardcover | 9781594487118 | Published January 24, 2013

Rosie Schaap has always loved bars, and is on an unending quest for the perfect local haunt. This memoir is a love letter to bars, pubs, and taverns all over the world that celebrates bar culture and community.

Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde: A True Story by Rebecca Dana –MemoirAmy Einhorn Books/Putnam | 9780399158773 | Published January 24, 2013

For Rebecca Dana, Truman Capote and Nora Ephron were her gods and New York City was her Jerusalem. After graduating from college, she moves to New York and all of her dreams come true. However, when they come crashing down around her, she finds herself living in Brooklyn’s Lubavitch community with Cosmo, a 30-year-old Russian rabbi who practices jujitsu on the side. Both disenchanted with their religions, they  go searching for meaning.

May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind byCyndi Lee – HealthHealth, Mind & BodyHealth/FitnessMemoirDutton Adult | 9780525953845 | Published January 24, 2013

Cyndi Lee, the founder of New York’s OM yoga Center, was in a lifelong cycle of harsh judgment about her body. Despite her success in many physically demanding professions, she still could not be happy with her physique. This memoir tells the story of Cyndi’s journey to self acceptance.

The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister – FictionLiterary FictionWomen’s FictionPutnam Adult | 9780399162114 | Published January 24, 2013

Lillian and her restaurant have a way of drawing others together. In this sequel to THE SCHOOL OF ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS, a vibrant cast of characters is mixed together to result in a family that is chosen not given.

The Best of Youth by Michael Dahlie – FictionLiterary FictionW. W. Norton & Company | 9780393081855 | Published January 28, 2013

Henry Lang is a smart but unassuming young man with a degree from Harvard and limited social skills. After his parents are killed in a freak sailing accident, leaving him a substantial inheritance, he moves to Brooklyn to see if he can make it in publishing, perhaps fall in love, and attend the sorts of parties and events that he imagines 20-somethings in Brooklyn most likely frequent.

Insane City by Dave Barry – FictionHumorSuspensePutnam Adult | 9780399158681 | Published January 29, 2013

Seth Weinstein knew Tina was way out of his league, so it’s astonishing that he was on the plane now for their destination wedding in Florida. In the next several hours, he and his friends will become embroiled with rioters, Russian gangsters, angry strippers, a pimp as big as the Death Star, a very desperate Haitian refugee on the run with her two children from some very bad men, and an 11-foot albino Burmese python named Blossom.

Proof of Guilt: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery by Charles Todd – Fiction,MysteryWilliam Morrow | 9780062015686 | Published January 29, 2013

In the summer of 1920, an unidentified body appears to have been run down by a motorcar in London, and Scotland Yard’s Ian Rutledge is leading the investigation to uncover what happened. When signs point to murder, one small clue leads Rutledge to a firm built by two families famous for producing and selling the world’s best Madeira wine. Lewis French, the head of the English enterprise is missing, but is he the dead man? And is Matthew Traynor, French’s cousin who heads the Madeira office, somehow involved? The experienced Rutledge knows that suspicion and circumstantial evidence are not proof of guilt, and he’s going to keep digging for answers.

The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower – Historical HistoryNonfiction PoliticsMinotaur Books | 9780312600228 | Published January 29, 2013

In February 1861, just days before he assumed the presidency, Abraham Lincoln faced a “clear and fully-matured” threat of assassination as he traveled by train from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration. Over a period of 13 days, the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton worked feverishly to detect and thwart the plot, assisted by a captivating young widow named Kate Warne, America’s first female private eye.

The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler – FictionHistorical FictionWomen’s FictionSt. Martin’s Press | 9781250010063 | Published January 29, 2013

A young, enigmatic woman, Lily Azerov, arrives in post-WWII Montreal as a mail-order bride for Sol Kramer. But upon seeing her at the train station, Sol turns her down. Out of pity, his brother Nathan decides to marry her instead, and pity turns into a deep but doomed love. When it becomes clear that Lily is not who she claims to be, she disappears, leaving her new husband and baby daughter behind with only a diary, a large uncut diamond, and a need to find the truth.

The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber – BiographyFictionHistorical FictionSt. Martin’s Press | 9781250017178 | Published January 29, 2013

Christopher Marlowe, a young playwright, was killed in a tavern brawl in London. However, in THE MARLOWE PAPERS, he reveals that his “death” was an elaborate ruse to avoid a conviction of heresy. Marlowe was really spirited across the English Channel to live on in lonely exile, writing plays and poetry under the name of one William Shakespeare.

The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things by Paula Byrne – Biography,Nonfiction Women’s HistoryHarper | 9780061999093 | Published January 29, 2013

Who was the real Jane Austen? Overturning the traditional portrait of the author as conventional and genteel, bestseller Paula Byrne’s landmark biography reveals the real woman behind the books. Throughout, this book gives the sense of Austen as an astute commentator on human nature in general and her own age in particular, and above all as a writer of independence and ambition. Each chapter is focused on a key moment in Austen’s life and detailed attention to the novels themselves. The book will also argue that her assumed ‘genteel’ sense of humor could also be savage, highly subversive irony.

The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston – FantasyFictionHistorical FantasyHistorical FictionThomas Dunne Books | 9781250001313 | Published January 29, 2013

In her small early 19th century Welsh town, Morgana is unique. Though her mind is sharp, she has not spoken since she was a young girl, and she possesses a strange magic that allows household objects to move at her command and brings bad luck to those who do her ill. Concerned for her safety, her mother is anxious to see her married. Cai Jenkins, the widowed drover from the far hills takes her as a wife. Morgana is wary of this strange man, but she soon falls in love with his farm as well as him. But Morgana’s strangeness is soon noticed by the people of her new village, and one person will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against her.

Downton Abbey: Season Three on DVD by Masterpiece Classic – Historical ,Historical FictionTelevisionWorld HistoryB0099Y2MYK | Published January 29, 2013

The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. As other great houses are crippled psychologically and financially in the wake of World War I, Robert, Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever. But in this changing landscape nothing is assured, and could it be that even the war-weary Crawleys must fight a new battle to safeguard their beloved Downton?


A Couple After God’s Own Heart: Building a Lasting, Loving Marriage Together by Jim George and Elizabeth George – ChristianChristian LivingLove & MarriageNonfictionHarvest House Publishers | 9780736951203 | Published January 1, 2013

Jim and Elizabeth George come together to share from 40-plus years of marital wisdom and experiences to help couples grow closer to each other and to God. Husbands and wives will discover how they can enrich their marriages by looking at the lives of key couples in the Bible, including Abraham and Sarah, Boaz and Ruth, and Joseph and Mary.

Ashton Park: The Danforths of Lancashire, Book 1 by Murray Pura –ChristianChristian FictionFictionHistorical FictionHistorical RomanceRomanceHarvest House Publishers | 9780736952859 | Published January 1, 2013

Among the green hills and trees of Lancashire, only a few miles from the sea, lies the beautiful and ancient estate of Ashton Park. The year is 1916. The First World War has engulfed Europe and Sir William’s and Lady Elizabeth’s three sons are all in uniform — and their four daughters are involved in various pursuits of the heart and soul.

Choices of the Heart: The Midwives, Book 3 by Laurie Alice Eakes – Christian,Christian FictionFictionHistorical FictionHistorical RomanceRomanceRevell | 9780800719869 | Published January 1, 2013

Esther Cherrett comes from a proud line of midwives and was trained by her mother to take over the family calling. When a terrible scandal threatens all she holds dear, Esther flees, taking a position as a teacher in the wild western mountains of Virginia. But instead of the refuge she was seeking, Esther finds herself in the midst of a deadly family feud — and courted by two men on opposite sides of the conflict.

Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter – FictionHistorical FictionYoung Adult 13+Arthur A. Levine Books | 9780545221313 | Published January 1, 2013

Selene has grown up in a palace on the Nile with her parents, Cleopatra and Mark Antony — the most brilliant, powerful rulers on earth. But the jealous Roman Emperor Octavianus wants Egypt for himself, and when war finally comes, Selene faces the loss of all she’s ever loved. Forced to build a new life in Octavianus’s household in Rome, she finds herself torn between two young men and two possible destinies — until she reaches out to claim her own.

Hellraisers by Robert Sellers and JAKeSelfMadeHero | 9781906838362 | Published January 1, 2013

The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow: Avenue of Dreams, Book 2 by Olivia Newport – ChristianChristian FictionFictionHistorical FictionHistorical Romance,RomanceRevell | 9780800720391 | Published January 1, 2013

While the rest of Chicago focuses on the enormous spectacle of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, Charlotte Farrow’s attentions are entirely on one small boy — her boy — whom she has kept a secret from her wealthy employers for nearly a year. When the woman who has been caring for her son abruptly returns him to the opulent Banning home, Charlotte must decide whether to come clean and face dismissal or keep her secret while the Bannings decide the child’s fate.

The Lesson: Stoney Ridge Seasons, Book 3 by Suzanne Woods Fisher –ChristianChristian FictionFictionRomanceRevell | 9780800719890 | Published January 1, 2013

Nineteen-year-old Mary Kate Lapp’s dreams of travel have taken a backseat to her assignment to teach school this year. But when a sudden and unexplained death conveniently coincides with the arrival of a mysterious young man, M.K. is frustrated that no one takes it seriously. She’s determined to take matters into her own hands and get to the bottom of it. Will she find more than she bargained for?

The Tutor’s Daughter by Julie Klassen – ChristianChristian FictionFictionHistorical FictionHistorical RomanceRomanceBethany House Publishers | 9780764210693 | Published January 1, 2013

Determined to help her father when his boarding school fails, Emma Smallwood accompanies him to the cliff-top manor of a baronet and his four sons. But soon after they arrive, mysterious things begin to happen. The baronet’s older sons both remember Miss Smallwood from their days at her father’s academy, but now one of them becomes unexpectedly drawn to her. When suspicious acts escalate, can Emma figure out which brother to blame and which to trust with her heart?

To Honor and Trust: Bridal Veil Island, Book 3 by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller – ChristianChristian FictionFictionHistorical FictionHistorical RomanceRomanceBethany House Publishers | 9780764208881 | Published January 1, 2013

Callie Deboyer is spending the winter at Bridal Veil Island working as a governess for the Bridgeport family. She wonders, though, if God is calling her to join her parents in their missionary work. When she enrolls young Thomas Bridgeport in golf lessons, Callie meets instructor Wesley Townsend, who urges Callie to take lessons as well. During their time together, Callie comes to care for Wes — until she discovers that he’s been hiding something very important from her.

Under the Summer Sky: The Dakota Diaries, Book 2 by Lori Copeland –ChristianChristian FictionFictionHistorical FictionHistorical RomanceRomanceHarvest House Publishers | 9780736930208 | Published January 1, 2013

When a man named Jones spots a lady who is about to become the victim of a marauding band of thugs, he quickly follows his instincts. A handy barrel and a nearby river seem the perfect getaway solution. How was he to know she couldn’t swim? Thus begins an adventure beyond what either could have anticipated. After Jones again rescues Trinity — this time from the river — they find their destination is the same: a small town in North Dakota.

Vanished: A Private Justice Novel by Irene Hannon – ChristianChristian Fiction,FictionRomanceRomantic SuspenseSuspenseRevell | 9780800721237 | Published January 1, 2013

VANISHED opens with a shadowy figure caught in the beam of reporter Moira Harrison’s headlights — followed by a solid thump before she loses control and crashes into a tree. But when Moira regains consciousness, the victim is nowhere to be seen. The police say the disappearance never happened, but Moira can’t forget the look of sheer terror she saw on the person’s face in the instant it was caught in the glare of her headlights. Now her only hope of discovering the truth is a former police detective turned private eye — and her own investigate skills.

Waiting for Spring: Westward Winds, Book 2 by Amanda Cabot – Christian,Christian FictionFictionHistorical FictionHistorical RomanceRomanceRevell | 9780800734602 | Published January 1, 2013

After the loss of her husband and the birth of her baby, Charlotte flees to Cheyenne to put the pieces of her life back together. Wealthy cattle baron and political hopeful Barrett Landry must make a sensible match if he is to be elected senator of the soon-to-be state of Wyoming. Yet he can’t shake the feeling that Charlotte holds the key to his heart and his future. Will Charlotte and Barrett find the courage to look love in the face? Or will their fears blot out any chance for happiness?

The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon – FictionSuspenseSuspense/Thriller,ThrillerWilliam Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062122551 | Published January 2, 2013

The summer of 1985, an awkward 13-year old named Reggie finds herself in a nightmare. A serial killer called Neptune begins kidnapping women and leaving their severed hands on the police department steps. One day, Reggie’s mother, Vera’s, hand on the steps. However, the rest of her body is never found and five days later, Neptune disappears. 25 years later, Reggie is a successful architect who has left her hometown and the horrific memories of that summer behind. But when she gets a call revealing that her mother has been found alive, Reggie must confront the ghosts of her past and find Neptune before he kills again.

Leela’s Book by Alice Albinia – Family LifeFictionW. W. Norton & Company | 9780393343939 | Published January 7, 2013

Leela has been in self-imposed exile from India and her family for decades. 22 years earlier, her sister was seduced by the egotistical Vyasa, and the fallout from their relationship drove Leela away.  Vyasa is preparing for his son’s marriage, but when Leela arrives for the wedding, she disrupts the careful choreography of the weekend, with its myriad attendees and their conflicting desires.

Captain Commando Volume 2 by Kenkou Tabuchi and Kotomi TobashiUdon Entertainment | 9781926778419 | Published January 8, 2013

Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – FantasyFicton ,Science FictionYoung Adult 12+Square Fish | 9781250007209 | Published January 8, 2013

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James – FictionHistorical FictionHistorical MysteryMysteryVintage | 9780307950659 | Published January 8, 2013

Inspired by a lifelong passion for Jane Austen, mystery writer P. D. James draws the characters of Austen’s beloved novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem.

The Beggar King: A Hangman’s Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch – Historical FictionHistorical MysteryHistorical ThrillerMysteryThrillerMariner Books | 9780547992198 | Published January 8, 2013

In 1662, Jakob Kuisl, the hangman in a small village, got a letter from his sister asking him to come to the imperial city of Regensburg. When he arrives, he finds her throat has been slit and he is the prime suspect.  Can his daughter, Magdalena, and her friends uncover the plot behind the false accusation?

The Supper Club by Dana Bate – FictionHyperion | 9781401311001 | Published January 8, 2013

The Tell by Hester Kaplan – FictionLiterary FictionHarper Perennial | 9780062184023 | Published January 8, 2013

Mira and Owen’s marriage is less stable than they know when Wilton Deere, an aging, no longer famous TV star moves in next door. Wilton inserts himself into the couple’s life in a quest for distraction and a connection with Anya, the daughter he abandoned years ago. When Mira begins accompanying Wilton to the casinos, she becomes addicted to gambling, and Owen turns to Anya, who is testing her own ability to trust her father after many years apart.

The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography by John Matteson – Biography,NonfictionW. W. Norton & Company | 9780393343595 | Published January 21, 2013

Writer and social critic Margaret Fuller (1810–1850) was perhaps the most famous American woman of her generation. But she was also plagued by self-doubt. John Matteson captures Fuller’s longing to become ever better, reflected by the changing lives she led.

Downton Abbey Script Book Season 1 by Julian Fellowes – TelevisionWilliam Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062238313 | Published January 22, 2013

The most successful British television drama of our time, the multi-award-winningDownton Abbey has become a national phenomenon in the U.S. as well.  Now the scripts for the entire first season have been collected in one volume, along with never before seen material, incisive commentary, and color photos that will completely immerse fans in the world of Downton Abbey.

The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb – FictionVoice | 9781401341930 | Published January 22, 2013

A modern-day haunted house story set on Lake Superior for readers who are craving their next great read after A Discovery of Witches, with long-buried secrets, and a family curse that threatens the future of the heroine’s life.
The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan – FictionVoice | 9781401341992 | Published January 22, 2013

Clover, Addison, Mia and Jane were roommates at Harvard until their graduation in 1989. Twenty years later, their lives are in free fall. Like all Harvard grads, they’ve kept abreast of one another via the red book, which contains brief autobiographical essays by fellow alumni. But there’s the story we tell the world, and then there’s the real story, as these former classmates will learn during their 20th reunion weekend.

Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston – Contemporary FictionFiction,Women’s FictionW. W. Norton & Company | 9780393343489 | Published January 28, 2013

Stuck in a dead-end relationship, this fearless narrator leaves her metaphorical baggage behind and finds a comfort zone in the air. She flies around the world, finding reasons to love life in dozens of far-flung places from Alaska to Bhutan.

Reunion at Red Paint Bay by George Harrar – MysteryThrillerOther Press | 9781590515457 | Published January 29, 2013

Red Paint calls itself “the friendliest town in Maine,” a place where everyone knows one another and nothing too disturbing ever happens. Native son Simon Howe is a sturdy family man — a good father and husband — and owner-editor of the town’s newspaper. Because there’s rarely any real news, he runs stories about Virgin Mary sightings, high school reunions, and petty criminals.One day Simon’s predictable and peaceful life is disrupted by the arrival of an anonymous postcard, the first in a series of increasingly menacing messages. He tries to ignore them, but the implied danger becomes more real, threatening to engulf his wife and son as well. The Howe family becomes engaged in a full-scale psychological battle with their unidentified stalker — without even knowing it. Secrets from Simon’s past are uncovered, escalating toward a tense and unexpected climax.More than a conventional mystery or thriller, REUNION AT RED PAINT BAY is an exploration of the consequences of guilt, denial, and moral absolutism. Harrar weaves a dramatic and suspenseful tale sure to spur readers into examining the limits of responsibility for one’s actions.

The Ambassador’s Daughter by Pam Jenoff – FictionHistorical Fiction/RomanceHarlequin MIRA | 9780778315094 | Published January 29, 2013

The Ambassador’s Daughter by Pam Jenoff – FictionHistorical FictionHarlequin MIRA | 9780778315094 | Published January 29, 2013

In 1919, Margot Rosenthal is brought to Paris by her father, a German diplomat. Resenting a city where she is viewed as the enemy, Margot realizes that life back in Berlin whit her wounded fiance she can hardly relate to anymore may not be so much better. Torn between duty and desire to be free Margot must make alliances and decide where her loyalties truly lie.

Mass Market Paperback

Close Your Eyes Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen – FictionSuspenseThrillerSt. Martin’s Paperbacks | 9781250010414 | Published January 29, 2013

The FBI doesn’t usually consult with music therapists, but Kendra Michael has perfected the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory and tactile cues from the world around her. Former FBI agent Adam Kyle is a notorious master manipulator, skillfully handing criminals and colleagues alike. But now he needs Kendra’s help to find her ex, who may have run directly into the path of a serial killer.

Into the Dark by Alison Gaylin – FictionSuspenseSuspense/ThrillerThrillerHarper | 9780061878251 | Published January 29, 2013

When Brenna Spector first sees footage of missing webcam performer Lula Belle, Lula’s deepest, darkest, secrets are stories that to Brenna are chillingly familiar — stories only Brenna and her sister, Clea, would know. Clea went missing when they were children, and Brenna is convinced the missing internet performer has ties to her sister. Brenna takes the case — and in her quest for Lula Belle unravels a web of obsession, sex, guilt, and murder that could regain her family…or cost her life.

Shadowkiller by Wendy Corsi Staub – FictionSuspenseSuspense/ThrillerThrillerHarper | 9780062070326 | Published January 29, 2013

Allison Taylor MacKenna feels as though she’s awakened at last from a ten-year-long nightmare. But her darkest hour has yet to come. Nestled in the warm, domestic cocoon of loving husband and family, Allison finally feels safe — unaware that a stranger’s brutal murder on a Caribbean island is the first step in an intricate plan to destroy everything in her life. As Allison’s murky memories of a troubled childhood creep back to light, a cunning predator who shares her history prepares to enact a horrifying retribution — and won’t stop killing until Allison faces a shocking truth and pays the ultimate price.

The Cloud by Matt Richtel – FictionThrillerHarper | 9780061999703 | Published January 29, 2013

After a near deadly fall into the San Francisco subway, journalist Nat Idle is positive the man who had run into him did not do so on accident. On a quest to find out why, Nat uncovers a slew of mysterious deaths and a bizarre neurological disorder that is affecting the minds of Bay Area children. Can Nat solve the mystery without being able to trust his own mind?



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