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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Jodi Picoult and P.D. James books to gobble up

I know there are legions of Jodi Picoult fans out there, and I'm excited to tell you that she has a new book coming out at the end of February. It's called Lone Wolf and it's about an estranged son who has to decide whether or not to terminate his comatose father's life support.

I didn't know that P.D. James is a Jane Austen fan. Her latest book, Death Comes to Pemberley, is a mystery set six years after Pride and Prejudice. Wickham is the victim!

An homage to scrapbooking, The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston tells the story of young aspiring writer/flapper through a collection of more than 600 pieces of 1920s memorabilia.

In January, you can delve into Joshaua Jackson's A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty, a book about a line of Southern women who each had their daughters at 15. The current 15 year old is getting anxious, but then the long-buried body of a baby is found in the back yard, the baby her mother actually gave birth to 15 years ago.

More new books below:

Andrews, V.C. Into the Darkness. Gallery Books. 2/28/2012.

Bacon, John U. Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football. Farrar Straus Giroux. 10/25/2011. Nonfiction

Beaton, M.C. Death of a Kingfisher. Grand Central Publishing. 2/22/2012. Mystery

Frehley, Ace. No Regrets: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir. Gallery Books. 11/1/2011. Biography

Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn. North and South. Oxford University Press, USA. 10/15/2008.

Jackson, Joshilyn. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. Grand Central Publishing. 1/25/2012.

James, P.D. Death Comes to Pemberley. Knopf Publishing Group. 12/6/2011. Mystery

Jance, J. A. Left for Dead. Touchstone Books. 2/7/2012. Mystery

Jenner, Kris. Kris Jenner...and All Things Kardashian. Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing. 11/1/2011. Biography

Kaling, Mindy. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns). Crown Archetype. 11/1/2011. Nonfiction

Kellerman, Jonathan. Victims: An Alex Delaware Novel. Ballantine Books. 2/28/2012. Mystery

Kingsbury, Karen. Longing. Zondervan. 11/22/2011.

Kingsbury, Karen. Loving. Zondervan. 3/27/2012.

Lagnado, Lucette. The Arrogant Years: One Girl's Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn. Ecco Press. 9/6/2011. Biography

Mack, Stephanie Madoff. The End of Normal: A Wife's Anguish, a Widow's New Life. Blue Rider Press. 10/20/2011. Biography

Matthews, Chris. Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero. Simon & Schuster. 11/1/2011. Biography

Michaels, Fern. Making Spirits Bright. Zebra. 11/1/2011.

Picoult, Jodi. Lone Wolf. Atria Books. 2/28/2012.

Pinneo, Sarah. Julia's Child. Plume Books. 1/31/2012.

Preston, Caroline. The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures. Ecco Press. 10/25/2011.

Sharfeddin, Heather. Damaged Goods. Bantam. 3/22/2011.

Thomas, Jodi. The Comforts of Home. Berkley. 11/1/2011.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Homework: Read Brilliant Mystery Stories

What do we offer to you new this week? The latest Dexter and more new books by favorite authors like C.J. Box, Umberto Eco, Orson Scott Card, Clive Cussler, MaryJanice Davidson, Sherilyn Kenyon and Joyce Carol Oates.

Study in Sherlock is a collection of 20 stories based on Sherlock Holmes by authors such as Neil Gaiman, Laura Lippman, Margaret Maron, Thomas Perry, S. J. Rozan, Dana Stabenow, Charles Todd, and Jacqueline Winspear.

What if you could step into the world of Pride and Prejudice? In Midnight in Austenland, Shannon Hale has created a Jane Austen themed resort where all guests are assigned a role and a love interest. Everything is lovely until a body shows up.

Lots more below!

Averill, Thomas Fox. Rode. University of New Mexico Press. 8/16/2011.

Ballard, Mignon F. Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause: A Mystery. Minotaur Books. 11/22/2011. Mystery
Barrick, Ella. Quickstep to Murder. Signet Book. 9/6/2011. Mystery

Basu, Kunal. The Yellow Emperor's Cure. Overlook Duckworth. 10/27/2011.

Bellerose, Sally. The Girls Club. Bywater Books. 9/13/2011.

Box, C. J. Force of Nature. Putnam Adult. 3/20/2012. Mystery

Bradley, Alan. Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon. Poisoned Pen Press. 10/25/2011. Mystery

Brett, Simon. Bones Under the Beach Hut. Five Star (ME). 12/1/2011. Mystery

Card, Orson Scott. Shadows in Flight. Tor Books. 1/17/2012. Sci-Fi

Carr, Robyn. Bring Me Home for Christmas. Mira Books. 10/25/2011. Romance

Christie, Judy. Goodness Gracious Green. Abingdon Press. 9/1/2010.

Christie, Judy. Rally 'Round Green. Abingdon Press. 8/1/2011.

Christie, Judy. The Glory of Green. Abingdon Press. 3/1/2011.

Corby, Gary. The Ionia Sanction. Minotaur Books. 11/8/2011. Mystery

Corby, Gary. The Pericles Commission. Minotaur Books. 11/9/2010. Mystery

Cussler, Clive. The Thief. Putnam Adult. 3/6/2012.

Davidson, MaryJanice. Yours, Mine, and Ours. St. Martin's Press. 2/28/2012. Romance

DeLaney, Edward J. Broken Irish. Turtle Point Press. 9/16/2011.

Draine, Betsy. Murder in Lascaux. University of Wisconsin Press. 10/4/2011. Mystery

Drake, Nick. Egypt: The Book of Chaos. Harper. 12/6/2011. Mystery

Duncan, Elizabeth J. A Killer's Christmas in Wales. Minotaur Books. 10/25/2011. Mystery

Eco, Umberto. The Prague Cemetery. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). 11/8/2011.

Fennell, Judi. Genie Knows Best. Sourcebooks Casablanca. 11/1/2011. Romance

Franc, John. Hooked. Tin House Books. 9/27/2011.

Hale, Shannon. Midnight in Austenland. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 1/31/2012.

Howard, Francine Thomas. Paris Noire. AmazonEncore. 9/20/2011.

Hoyt, Elizabeth. Scandalous Desires. Grand Central Publishing. 11/1/2011. Romance

Kenyon, Sherrilyn. The Guardian. St. Martin's Press. 11/1/2011.

Kleypas, Lisa. Love, Come to Me. Signet Book. 8/30/2011. Romance

La Farge, Paul. Luminous Airplanes. Farrar Straus Giroux. 9/27/2011.

Lake, Jay. Endurance. Tor Books. 11/8/2011. Fantasy

Lapidus, Jens. Easy Money. Pantheon Books. 4/3/2012.

Lightman, Alan P. MR G: A Novel about the Creation. Pantheon Books. 1/24/2012.

Lindsay, Jeff. Double Dexter. Doubleday Books. 10/18/2011.

Millet, Lydia. Ghost Lights. W. W. Norton Company. 10/24/2011.

Oates, Joyce Carol. Mudwoman. Ecco Press. 3/20/2012.

Palmer, Michael. Oath of Office. St. Martin's Press. 2/14/2012.

Parker, Ann. Mercury's Rise. Poisoned Pen Press. 11/1/2011. Mystery

Rees, Matt. Mozart's Last Aria. Harper Perennial. 11/1/2011.

Shepard, Sara. Everything We Ever Wanted. Harper Paperbacks. 10/11/2011.

Stabenow, Dana. Restless in the Grave. Minotaur Books. 2/14/2012. Mystery

Toews, Miriam. Irma Voth. Harper. 9/6/2011.

Urrea, Luis Alberto. Queen of America. Little Brown and Company. 11/28/2011.

Zeltserman, Dave. A Killer's Essence. Overlook Press. 9/21/2011.