New Fiction November 2013-February 2014
Baldacci, David – King and Maxwell (11/13)
Banks, Russell – Permanent Member of the Family (12/13)
Bradley, Alan C. – Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (12/13)
Catton, Eleanor – The Luminaries (10/13)
Clancy, Tom – Command Authority (12/13)
Connelly, Michael – Gods of Guilt (12/13)
Cook, Robin – Cell (02/14)
Cornwell, Bernard – Pagan Lord (01/14)
Doctorow, E.L. – Andrew’s Brain (01/14)
Dunn, Carola – Heirs of the Body: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery (12/13)
Eggers, David – The Circle (10/13)
Gardner, Lisa – Fear Nothing (01/14)
George, Elizabeth – Just One Evil Act (10/13)
Griffin, W.E.B. – Hazardous Duty (12/13)
Hess, Joan – Murder as a Second Language (12/13)
Jackson, Joshilyn – Someone Else’s Love Story (11/13)
King, Stephen – Doctor Sleep (09/13)
Koontz, Dean R. – Innocence (12/13)
Krentz, Jayne Ann – River Road (12/13)
Lustbader, Eric – Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Retribution (12/13)
Martin, George – Dangerous Women: Short Stories (12/13)
Michaels, Fern – Forget Me Not (11/13)
Perry, Anne – A Christmas Hope (11/13)
Preston, Douglas – White Fire (11/13)
Quindlen, Anna – Still Life with Bread Crumbs (01/14)
Rendell, Ruth – No Man’s Nightingale: An Inspector Wexford Novel (11/13)
Rice, Anne – Wolves of Midwinter (10/13)
Robards, Karen – Hunted (12/13)
Rollins, James – Innocent Blood: The Order of the Sanguines (12/13)
Sandford, John – Storm Front (10/13)
Smith, Martin Cruz – Tatiana: An Arkady Renko Novel (11/13)
Tartt, Donna -- The Goldfinch (10/13)
Weldon, Fay – The New Countess (12/13)
Woods, Stuart – Standup Guy (01/14)
Michaels, Fern: The Blossom Sisters -- page-turning, richly rewarding new stand-alone novel filled with unforgettable characters, as a family is torn apart and then brought back together in a fight to save their fortune from a vengeful ex-wife.
Mosley, Walter: Little Green -- “In 2007’s Blonde Faith, set in 1967, Easy Rawlins drove drunkenly off a cliff in what his creator indicated was likely his last appearance. Now, after two months of sliding in and out of consciousness, Easy begins the long journey back to the living, in Mosley’s superb 12th mystery featuring his iconic sleuth…. If there were an Edgar for best comeback player, Easy Rawlins would be a shoo-in.” —Publishers Weekly (starred)
Nesbo, Jo: The Redeemer -- A shocking crime at Christmas time. Harry Hole—the Oslo Police Department’s best investigator and worst civil servant—has little to work with: no suspect, no weapon, and no motive. But Harry’s troubles will multiply as the chase takes him to the most forbidden corners of the former Yugoslavia.
Page, Katherine Hall: The Body in the Piazza -- Faith Fairchild is going to Italy, where murder and mayhem mix with pecorino, panna cotta, and Prosecco, in the latest entry in this "highly entertaining mystery series [that] effectively mixes modern-day moral dilemmas with charm, warmth, and humor.”
Sandford, John: Silken Prey -- “Dirty political tricksters give Lucas Davenport his most satisfying case in years . . . Sandford keeps every stage of the investigation clear, compelling and suspenseful while peeling back layer after layer of a world in which “everybody was hot, everybody was rich."”—Kirkus (starred review)
Shaara, Jeff: Chain of Thunder -- Continuing the trilogy that began with A Blaze of Glory, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle another decisive chapter in America’s long and bloody Civil War. In A Chain of Thunder, the action shifts to the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, in the vaunted “Gibraltar of the Confederacy,” a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union general—and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause.
Shriver, Lionel: Big Brother -- Rich with Shriver’s distinctive wit and ferocious energy, Big Brother is about fat: an issue both social and excruciatingly personal. It asks just how much sacrifice we'll make to save single members of our families, and whether it's ever possible to save loved ones from themselves.
Sittenfeld, Curtis: Sisterland -- Funny, haunting, and thought-provoking, Sisterland is a beautifully written novel of the obligation we have toward others, and the responsibility we take for ourselves. With her deep empathy, keen wisdom, and unerring talent for finding the extraordinary moments in our everyday lives, Curtis Sittenfeld is one of the most exceptional voices in literary fiction today.
Sullivan, J. Courtney: The Engagements -- A gorgeous, sprawling novel about marriage—about those who marry in a white heat of passion, those who marry for partnership and comfort, and those who live together, love each other, and have absolutely no intention of ruining it all with a wedding.
Tanenbaum, Robert: Tragic -- A villainous union leader is willing to go to whatever lengths necessary to protect his corrupt longshoremen’s union. When a whistleblower tries to clean up the system, the leader sees his way of life threatened by this bold newcomer. He orders an open hit contract to kill the man, which is carried out by three of his underlings. Soon the law picks up on the trail, and Marlene Ciampi and Butch Karp team up to expose the man for the fraud and murderer that he is before the body count increases.
Thayer, Nancy: Island Girls -- Nancy Thayer returns to her beloved Nantucket in a highly emotional, wholly entertaining tale of three sisters forced to confront the past over one event-filled summer on the island.
Walls, Jeanette: Silver Star -- a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world—a triumph of imagination and storytelling.
Weisberger, Lauren: Revenge Wears Prada -- Andy Sachs is on top of the world. But karma’s a bitch. The morning of her wedding, Andy can’t shake the past. And when she discovers a secret letter with crushing implications, her wedding-day jitters turn to cold dread. Andy realizes that nothing—not her husband, nor her beloved career—is as it seems. She never suspected that her efforts to build a bright new life would lead her back to the darkness she barely escaped ten years ago—and directly into the path of the devil herself.