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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

April 2012

Hardcover

Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected: A Memoir by Kelle Hampton - Memoir, Nonfiction

William Morrow | 9780062045034 | Published April 3, 2012

When Kelle Hampton learned she was pregnant with her second child, she and her husband were ecstatic. But the moment her new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, Kelle knew that something was wrong. She was certain that Nella had Down syndrome --- a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed.

Capitol Murder by Phillip Margolin - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062069887 | Published April 3, 2012

Private investigator Dana Cutler and lawyer Brad Miller are forced by a terrorist attack on a football stadium --- and by the escape of EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE’s convicted serial killer Clarence Little --- to follow a sinister trail of lies, treachery and betrayal into an unexpected new arena: the U.S. Congress.

Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team Edited by Rob Fleder - Nonfiction, Sports

Ecco | 9780062059628 | Published April 3, 2012

A timeless collection of original essays by some of the most prominent contemporary writers in America—from Pete Dexter to Jane Leavy, from Roy Blount Jr. to Colum McCann—each piece focusing on one uniquely colorful subject

Dear Daughter: The Best of the Dear Leta Letters by Heather Armstrong - Memoir, Nonfiction

Gallery Books | 9781451661415 | Published April 3, 2012

Letters that Heather wrote to her daughter, Leta, every month for the first seven years of her life.

Death Comes Silently: A Death on Demand Mystery by Carolyn Hart - Fiction, Mystery

Berkley Hardcover | 9780425245705 | Published April 3, 2012

Annie Darling enlists the help of her husband, Max, to piece together a puzzle involving an overturned kayak, a stolen motorboat, a troubled love affair, and a reckless teenager. And she must tread carefully in her investigation, because a killer is on the loose, and that killer works well in the foggy days of winter.

Gypped: A Regan Reilly Mystery by Carol Higgins Clark - Fiction, Mystery

Scribner | 9781439170311 | Published April 3, 2012

PI Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, are in Los Angeles where Jack is attending a business conference. After the meeting, they plan to vacation in California. But then Regan gets in touch with a friend, Zelda, who suspects she is being gypped by her business manager who had her invest in a new line of vitamins.

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga - Fiction, Mystery

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316125840 | Published April 3, 2012

For Jazz, the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Now, in an effort to clear his name, he joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz may be more like his father than anyone first thought.

In the Water They Can't See You Cry: A Memoir by Amanda Beard - Memoir

Touchstone | 9781451644371 | Published April 3, 2012

In this candid and ultimately uplifting memoir, Olympic medalist Amanda Beard reveals the truth about coming of age in the spotlight, the demons she battled along the way, and the newfound happiness that has proved to be her greatest victory.

Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance Edited by Lee Child - Anthology, Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

Mulholland Books | 9780316176347 | Published April 3, 2012

When a different kind of justice is needed --- swift, effective and personal --- a new type of avenger must take action. VENGEANCE features new stories by bestselling crime writers including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane and Karin Slaughter, as well as some of today's brightest rising talents.

Nocturnal by Scott Sigler - Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Crown | 9780307406347 | Published April 3, 2012

Homicide detective Bryan Clauser keeps having dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco. As he and his longtime partner, Lawrence “Pookie” Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that the victims are all enemies of a seemingly ordinary young boy --- a boy who is gripped by the same dreams that haunt Bryan.

Paris in Love: A Memoir by Eloisa James - Memoir, Nonfiction

Random House | 9781400069569 | Published April 3, 2012

In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. PARIS IN LOVE chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art by Christopher Moore - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Humor, Mystery

William Morrow | 9780061779749 | Published April 3, 2012

In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Two skeptical friends of his vow to discover the truth about his untimely death. Their quest will lead them on a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late 19th-century Paris.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Genesis by

Archie Comics | 9781879794894 | Published April 3, 2012

The Big Cat Nap: The 20th Anniversary Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown - Mystery

Bantam | 9780345530448 | Published April 3, 2012

Harry's beloved ex–post mistress is never idle, dividing her time between raising this year’s bounty of crops; taking care of her veterinarian husband, Fair; indulging her passion for classic cars; and adding further to her reputation as a nosy neighbor. Her animal companions see disaster fast approaching but can do little except try their best to protect their foolishly intrepid human.

The Coldest Night by Robert Olmstead - Historical Fiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616200435 | Published April 3, 2012

Henry Childs is seventeen when he falls into a love affair so intense it nearly consumes him, but when young Mercy’s disapproving father threatens Henry’s life, Henry enlists in the marines and arrives in Korea on the eve of the battle of the Chosin Reservoir. Henry is completely unprepared for war, but the challenges he meets upon arriving home, scarred and haunted, are greater by far.

The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad - Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062073280 | Published April 3, 2012

Nineteen-year-old Madison Parker made a name for herself as best frenemy of nice-girl-next-door Jane Roberts on the hot reality show “L.A. Candy.” Now Madison is ready for her turn in the spotlight, and she'll stop at nothing to get it.

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Reagan Arthur Books | 9780316185905 | Published April 3, 2012

In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying Grace Winter and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die.

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (13) by Alexander McCall Smith - Fiction, Mystery

Pantheon | 9780307378408 | Published April 3, 2012

Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a repeated dream: a vision of a tall, strange man who waits for her beneath an acacia tree. But she’s far too busy to worry about it. Mma Potokwane has been dismissed from her post as matron at the orphan farm. Can the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency help restore the beloved matron to her rightful position?

The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Weddings

Simon & Schuster | 9781451668865 | Published April 3, 2012

Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from the Vatican library in the 15th century, it was assumed to be lost forever. But on the eve before his own murder, he confides to Father Aiden O’Brien, a family friend, that one of those whom he trusted most is determined to keep it from being returned to the Vatican.

The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan - Fiction

Voice | 9781401340827 | Published April 3, 2012

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.

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper | 9780061257094 | Published April 3, 2012

At the turn of the last century, when Ciro catches the local priest in a scandal, he is banished from his village and sent to hide in America as an apprentice to a shoemaker in Little Italy. Without explanation, he leaves a bereft Enza behind. Soon, Enza's family faces disaster and she, too, is forced to go to America with her father to secure their future.

The Woman Who Wasn't There: The True Story of an Incredible Deception by Robin Gaby Fisher and Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr. - Current Events, Nonfiction, True Crime

Touchstone | 9781451652086 | Published April 3, 2012

Tania Head’s astonishing account of her experience on September 11, 2001 transformed her into one of the great victims and heroes of that tragic day. But there was something very wrong with Tania’s story --- a terrible secret that would break the hearts and challenge the faith of all those she claimed to champion.

Thunder and Rain by Charles Martin - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Western

Center Street | 9781455503988 | Published April 3, 2012

Despite his strong moral compass, third generation Texas Ranger Tyler Steele has trouble seeing his greatest weakness. But when Samantha and her daughter Hope, on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation, enter his life, Ty realizes he must confront his true weaknesses if he wants to become the man he needs to be.

Unterzakhn by Leela Corman

Schocken | 9780805242591 | Published April 3, 2012

A Natural Woman: A Memoir by Carole King - Memoir, Nonfiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455512614 | Published April 10, 2012

A NATURAL WOMAN chronicles Carole King's extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist.

A Teeny Bit of Trouble by Michael Lee West - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9780312571238 | Published April 10, 2012

In this follow-up to GONE WITH A HANDSOMER MAN, Charleston pastry chef Teeny Templeton witnesses a murder and discovers that her lawyer-boyfriend, Coop O’Malley, has been keeping secrets: the victim’s 10-year-old daughter may be his child.

Calico Joe by John Grisham - Fiction

Doubleday | 9780385536073 | Published April 10, 2012

In the summer of 1973, Joe Castle quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever.

Come Home by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9780312380823 | Published April 10, 2012

Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. But Jill’s life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill’s ex-husband is dead.

Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A. J. Jacobs - Memoir, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781416599074 | Published April 10, 2012

Hospitalized with a freak case of tropical pneumonia and ashamed of a middle-aged body best described as “a python that swallowed a goat,” A.J. Jacobs felt compelled to change his ways and get healthy. And he didn’t want only to lose weight, or finish a triathlon, or lower his cholesterol. His ambitions were far greater: maximal health from head to toe.
Flex Mentallo, Man of Muscle Mystery: The Deluxe Edition by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

Vertigo | 9781401232214 | Published April 10, 2012

Heroes for My Daughter by Brad Meltzer - Inspiration, Nonfiction, Parenting

Harper | 9780061905261 | Published April 10, 2012

In this companion to HEROES FOR MY SON, Brad Meltzer brings together the stories of 55 remarkable individuals, from intellectual explorers such as Marie Curie, Sally Ride and Jane Goodall to cultural champions like Billie Jean King; from implacable public figures such as Rosa Parks and Winston Churchill to artistic icons like Leonardo da Vinci and Stevie Wonder; and beyond.

Kings of Midnight by Wallace Stroby - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250000378 | Published April 10, 2012

Crissa Stone is a career criminal who has pulled a number of impressive heists by knowing how to keep her mouth shut and her temper in check. Still, as good as she is, she wants to get out of the life. All she needs is one last big score, enough to bribe her lover’s way out on parole, set up a safe and stable new life, and get her daughter back.

Ninety Days: A Memoir of Recovery by Bill Clegg - Memoir, Nonfiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316122528 | Published April 10, 2012

The goal is 90. Just 90 clean and sober days to loosen the hold of the addiction that caused Bill Clegg to lose everything. With 73 days in rehab behind him, he returns to New York and attends two or three meetings each day. It is in these refuges that he befriends essential allies. But at first, the support is not enough: Clegg relapses for the first time with only three days left.

The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780375868764 | Published April 10, 2012

With her best friend murdered and her boyfriend Max, the main suspect, gone, Nora can barely manage to keep afloat. All she knows is that the entire nightmare is related to the ancient book translation they had been working on for a school project. Then she receives a coded message from Max begging her to join him in Prague. They have a chance to clear his name and finally solve a 400-year-old mystery --- which includes instructions on building a machine to talk to God.

Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror

Grand Central Publishing | 9780446563093 | Published April 10, 2012

In Seth Grahame-Smith's telling, the so-called "Three Wise Men" are infamous thieves, led by the dark, murderous Balthazar. After a daring escape from Herod's prison, they stumble upon the famous manger and its newborn king. When Herod's men begin to slaughter the first born in Judea, he has no choice but to help them escape to Egypt.

Jinx written by J. Torres, illustrated by Rich Burchett and Terry Austin - Fiction, Graphic Novel, Young Adult 11+

Archie Comics | 9781936975006 | Published April 17, 2012

Kill Switch by Chris Lynch - Fiction

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781416927020 | Published April 17, 2012

When Daniel’s grandfather starts talking about his old job --- the people he’s killed, the countries he’s overthrown --- Daniel suspects the words are only dementia-induced babbling. That is, until the man’s old “friends” start showing up to make sure he keeps quiet.

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter - and How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay, PhD - Nonfiction

Twelve | 9780446561761 | Published April 17, 2012

Thirty is NOT the new twenty: Here is a new book on why twentysomething years are actually the most defining decade of adulthood.

Drawing from a decade of work with hundreds of twentysomething clients and students, psychologist Meg Jay weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with the behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves. The result is a provocative read that provides the tools necessary to make the most of your twenties, and shows us how work, relationships, personality, social networks, identity, and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood-if we use the time wisely.

The Innocent by David Baldacci - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9780446572996 | Published April 17, 2012

America has enemies --- ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can't stop. That's when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target. But Robie may have just made the first --- and last --- mistake of his career.

The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats - Historical Fiction

Harcourt Children's Books | 9780547688374 | Published April 17, 2012

Cecily’s father has ruined her life. He’s moving them to occupied Wales, where the king needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. Cecily will  be the lady of the house where Gwenhwyfar waits hand and foot on her. While Cecily struggles to find her place amongst the snobby English landowners, Gwenhwyfar struggles just to survive.

What Doesn't Kill You by Iris Johansen - Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9780312651237 | Published April 17, 2012

When Catherine's old friend Hu Chang creates something so deadly, and completely untraceable, the chase is on to be the first to get it.  With rogue operative John Gallo also on the hunt, Catherine finds herself pitted against a group so villainous and a man so evil that she may not survive the quest to protect those she cares about.

A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez - Memoir, Nonfiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616201302 | Published April 24, 2012

A teenager when Julia and her husband first met him in 2001, Piti illegally crossed the border into the Dominican Republic to find work. Julia, impressed by his courage and charmed by his smile, has over the years come to think of him as a son, even promising to be at his wedding someday. When Piti calls in 2009, Julia’s promise is tested.

Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

Crown | 9780307716545 | Published April 24, 2012

In the aftermath of the devastating fire that tears her family apart, Grace embarks on a mission to find the person responsible and protect her children from further harm. This fire was not an accident, and her daughter Jenny may still be in grave danger. Grace is the only one who can discover the culprit, and she will do whatever it takes to save her family.

Dark Eden: Eve of Destruction by Patrick Carman - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062101822 | Published April 24, 2012

Ensnared in a dangerous, ever-deepening mystery, Will Besting must lead his friends through a perilous underground trap masterminded by two devious souls at war with each other. It's a game of cat and mouse, and not everyone will be alive when it's over. Can Will outwit both Rainsford and Goring, ending their reign of fear forever?

Fifteen Digits by Nick Santora - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316176316 | Published April 24, 2012

Every day, five men come together at their white shoe law firm. They're "Printers": blue-collar guys consigned to the dark basement of the firm charged with copying, collating and delivering the mountains of paperwork that document millions of dollars of sensitive legal secrets. Until the five are approached by an ambitious young attorney who teaches them what they have: insider information.

Goliath by Susan Woodring - Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9780312675011 | Published April 24, 2012

When Percy Harding, Goliath’s most important citizen, is found dead by the railroad tracks outside town one perfect autumn afternoon, no one can quite believe it’s really happened. Only Rosamond Rogers, Percy’s secretary, may have had a glimpse of how and why this great man has fallen.

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: A Memoir of a Woman's Life by Anna Quindlen - Memoir, Nonfiction

Random House | 9781400069347 | Published April 24, 2012

In her new memoir, the New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Anna Quindlen writes about looking back and ahead --- and celebrating it all --- as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, and more.

Memoirs of a Rugby-Playing Man: Guts, Glory, and Blood in the World's Greatest Game by Jay Atkinson - Sports

Thomas Dunne Books | 9780312547691 | Published April 24, 2012

Bestselling author Jay Atkinson describes his 35-year odyssey in rugby --- from his rough and rowdy days at the University of Florida, through the intrigue of various foreign tours, club championships, and all-star selections, up to his current stint with the freewheeling Vandals Rugby Club out of Los Angeles.

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French - Nonfiction, True Crime

Penguin (Non-Classics) | 9780143121008 | Published April 24, 2012

Historian and China expert Paul French at last uncovers the truth behind the notorious murder of a young Englishwoman, and offers a rare glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking.

One Red Bastard by Ed Lin - Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9780312660901 | Published April 24, 2012

Rebel Fire: Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins by Andrew Lane - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374387686 | Published April 24, 2012

Even as a teenager, Sherlock Holmes is ready to solve any mystery and inevitably pursue danger. When he comes up against John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, and his coconspirators, Sherlock just might not yet be man enough to stop a second Civil War from starting.

The Girl in the Park by Mariah Fredericks - Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 14+

Schwartz & Wade | 9780375868436 | Published April 24, 2012

When Wendy Geller's body is found in Central Park after the night of a rager, newspaper headlines scream, "Death in the Park: Party Girl Found Strangled." But shy Rain, once Wendy's best friend, knows there was more to Wendy than just "party girl” and more to her death than the headlines reveal.

The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel by Stephen King - Fantasy, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Scribner | 9781451658903 | Published April 24, 2012

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet --- Jake, Susannah, Eddie, and Oy, the billy-bumbler --- encounter a ferocious storm just after crossing the River Whye on their way to the Outer Baronies. As they shelter from the howling gale, Roland tells his friends not just one strange story but two...and in so doing, casts new light on his own troubled past.

True Sisters by Sandra Dallas - Fiction, Historical Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250005021 | Published April 24, 2012

TRUE SISTERS tells the story of four women, brought together on the harrowing journey of the Martin Handcart Company, and united by the promises of prosperity and salvation in a new land. Through the ties of female friendships and the strength born from suffering, each one tests the boundaries of her faith and learns the real meaning of survival along the way.

What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J. Sandel - Nonfiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374203030 | Published April 24, 2012

In What Money Can’t Buy, Michael J. Sandel invites you to join one of the most important ethical debates of our time. Describing our seismic shift from having a market economy to being a market society, Sandel examines the effects of market values on traditionally sacrosanct, nonmarket arenas, including medicine, education, sports, and family life.

The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel Audiobook by Stephen King - Fantasy, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Simon & Schuster Audio | 9781442346963 | Published April 24, 2012

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet --- Jake, Susannah, Eddie, and Oy, the billy-bumbler --- encounter a ferocious storm just after crossing the River Whye on their way to the Outer Baronies. As they shelter from the howling gale, Roland tells his friends not just one strange story but two...and in so doing, casts new light on his own troubled past.

Paperback

Stolen by Lucy Christopher - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

The Chicken House | 9780545170949 | Published April 1, 2012

The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright - Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393342581 | Published April 2, 2012

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Speak | 9780142420591 | Published April 3, 2012

It's 1941, and Lina is just like any other 15-year-old Lithuanian girl. That is, until Soviet officers barge into her home. Separated from her father, Lina, her mother and her brother travel north on a crowded train to a camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here, under Stalin's orders, they are forced to dig for beets --- and fight for their lives --- under the cruelest conditions.

Caring is Creepy by David Zimmerman - Fiction

Soho Press | 9781569479773 | Published April 3, 2012

Fifteen-year-old Lynn Marie Sugrue's mother works long hours as a nurse, and she suspects that her mother’s pill-popping boyfriend has enlisted her in his petty criminal enterprises. Lynn finds refuge in online flirtations, eventually meeting up with a troubled young soldier and inviting him home. Meanwhile, her mother’s boyfriend is on the receiving end of a series of increasingly violent threats, which places Lynn squarly in the cross-hairs.

Downton Abbey: The Unofficial Guide to Seasons One and Two by Bookcaps - Television

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 9781475145038 | Published April 3, 2012

Downton Abbey has quickly become an international sensation. Viewers across the world have fallen in love with the characters. This guide will help you refresh your memory about all the plots, sub-plots, and characters. The guide provides a recap of every episode (be warned of spoilers), descriptions of every major character, and a history of the shows production and origins.

Driven by James Sallis - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464200113 | Published April 3, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James - Erotica, Fiction, Romance

Vintage | 9780345803481 | Published April 3, 2012

When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind --- until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.

Lauren Conrad Style by Lauren Conrad

HarperCollins | 9780061989698 | Published April 3, 2012

You've seen Lauren Conrad on TV and red carpets, looking fabulous whether she's going casual for a day with friends or dressed for a night out. Now Lauren reveals how you can adapt her classic, understated style for yourself.

Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me Introduction by Chelsea Handler - Essays, Humor

Grand Central Publishing | 9780446584708 | Published April 3, 2012

Lost and Found: One Woman's Story of Losing Her Money and Finding Her Life by Geneen Roth - Self-Help

Plume | 9780452297760 | Published April 3, 2012

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Women Food and God maps a path to meeting one of our greatest challenges—how we deal with money.

Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Novel by Susan Elia MacNeal - Fiction

Bantam | 9780553593617 | Published April 3, 2012

Now You See Her James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - Fiction, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9780446574709 | Published April 3, 2012

Slip & Fall by Nick Santora - Fiction, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316176446 | Published April 3, 2012

Swim Back to Me: Stories by Ann Packer - Fiction, Short Stories

Vintage | 9781400079735 | Published April 3, 2012

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Bantam | 9780385344166 | Published April 3, 2012

Melanie Benjamin, author of ALICE I HAVE BEEN, shines a dazzling spotlight on another fascinating female figure whose story has never fully been told: a woman who became a 19th-century icon and inspiration --- and whose most daunting limitation became her greatest strength.

The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter by Ian O'Connor - Baseball, Biography, Nonfiction

Mariner Books | 9780547747606 | Published April 3, 2012

Ian O'Connor draws on extensive reporting and unique access to Derek Jeter that has spanned some 15 years to reveal how a biracial kid from Michigan became New York's most beloved sports figure and the enduring symbol of the steroid-free athlete.

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh - Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780345525550 | Published April 3, 2012

A mesmerizing, moving and elegantly written debut novel, THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past.

The Mom 100 Cookbook: 100 Recipes Every Mom Needs in Her Back Pocket by Katie Workman - Cookbooks, Cooking

Workman Publishing Company | 9780761166030 | Published April 3, 2012

Introducing the lifesaving cookbook for every mother with kids at home --- the book that solves the 20 most common cooking dilemmas. What’s your predicament: breakfast on a harried school morning? THE MOM 100'S got it --- Personalized Pizzas are not only fast but are nutritious, and hey, it doesn’t get any better than pizza for breakfast. Kids making noise about the same old lunch? THE MOM 100'S got it --- three different Turkey Wraps, plus a Wrap Blueprint delivers enough variety to last for years.

The Wedding Beat by Devan Sipher - Fiction

NAL Trade | 9780451235794 | Published April 3, 2012

The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure - Memoir

Riverhead Trade | 9781594485688 | Published April 3, 2012

Think by Lisa Bloom - Nonfiction

Vanguard Press | 9781593157098 | Published April 3, 2012

In this provocative, entertaining, educational and thoroughly-researched book, Lisa Bloom outlines the ways that we as a society, and particularly women, have fallen off the intellectual path, and illuminates specific steps to reclaiming our brains, regaining focus, and taking charge of our lives.

You Are Good at Things: A Checklist by Andy Selsberg - Self-Help

Perigee Trade | 9780399537356 | Published April 3, 2012

As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins - Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Greenwillow Books | 9780061870927 | Published April 10, 2012

Now You See Me by S. J. Bolton - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250001634 | Published April 10, 2012

Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Ember | 9780307975973 | Published April 10, 2012

Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman - Fiction

Grove Press | 9780802145802 | Published April 10, 2012

In a novel that possesses the immediacy and power of a memoir, Francisco Goldman recounts the story of his passionate, if improbable, love affair with a woman two decades his junior and of the nearly insurmountable grief that stalked him after its tragic conclusion.

The Infernals: A Samuel Johnson Tale by John Connolly - Fantasy, Fiction

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781451643091 | Published April 10, 2012

Young Samuel Johnson is in trouble --- an angry demon is seeking revenge for his part in foiling the invasion of Earth by the forces of evil. It wants to get its claws on Samuel, and when Samuel and his faithful dachshund, Boswell, are pulled through a portal into the dark realm --- the home of the Infernals --- it may get its chance.

The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316044745 | Published April 10, 2012

On the eve of Ben and Sheere’s 16th birthday, the mysterious terror that threatened their lives years ago when they were only newborns resurfaces with a malignant intensity --- and this time, it may be impossible to escape.

The Pale King by David Foster Wallace - Fiction

Back Bay Books | 9780316074223 | Published April 10, 2012

Two Whole Cakes: How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body by Lesley Kinzel - Diet, Self-Help

The Feminist Press at CUNY | 9781558617933 | Published April 10, 2012

Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalvan and Bret Witter - Memoir, Pets

Hyperion | 9781401310752 | Published April 10, 2012

A veteran returning from Iraq feels such despair that he begins to welcome death --- until he finds a miracle in a Golden Retriever who needs the man as much as the man needs him. In this stunning memoir, retired Army Capt. Luis Montalvan describes an incredible journey of healing and friendship.

Viola in the Spotlight by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780061451072 | Published April 10, 2012

Viola is back home in Brooklyn where she's free to be her spunky self. But the excitement of getting to hang with her two best friends comes to a screeching halt when Andrew starts acting strange and Caitlin ditches her for a new boy. Amid Viola's confusion --- should she stay or leave Brooklyn? --- a tragic event proves that friendships are her true foundation.

We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction by Nic Sheff - Memoir, Nonfiction, Young Adult 15+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316080811 | Published April 10, 2012

In this follow-up to his bestselling memoir TWEAK, Nic Sheff talks about his continued efforts to stay clean --- filled with eye-opening stays at rehab centers, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction.

Welcome to Bordertown edited by Holly Black and Ellen Kushner - Urban Fantasy, Young Adult 12+

Bluefire | 9780375866357 | Published April 10, 2012

Bordertown is a city on the border between our human world and the elfin realm. Here, Runaway teens come from both sides of the border to find adventure, but also to find themselves. WELCOME TO BORDERTOWN features an eclectic group of writers that have teamed up to paint the streets of Bordertown in more than twenty new interconnected songs, poems, and stories.

Beyond Downton Abbey by Deb Hosey White and David Stewart White - Television

White & Associates | 9780982917947 | Published April 15, 2012

Beyond Downton Abbey is a guide to 25 great houses in Britain, with 25 compelling stories and 25 reasons to visit. It is filled with fascinating tidbits from the history of the houses and the families that lived and worked in them. Full color, with beautiful photographs, this is a guidebook for serious travelers and armchair tourists alike.

A Deeper Darkness by J. T. Ellison - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mira | 9780778313205 | Published April 17, 2012

The day the Tennessee floods took her husband and children, the light vanished from medical examiner Samantha Owens’s life. She has been pulled into a suffocating grief no amount of workaholic ardor can penetrate --- until she receives a peculiar call from Washington, D.C.

Headhunters by Jo Nesbø - Thriller

Vintage | 9780345803474 | Published April 17, 2012

The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football by John J. Miller - History, Nonfiction, Sports

Harper Perennial | 9780061744525 | Published April 17, 2012

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson - Fiction

Ecco | 9780061579059 | Published April 17, 2012

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan - Fiction, Horror

Vintage | 9780307742179 | Published April 17, 2012

The Snowman by Jo Nesbø - Fiction, Mystery

Vintage | 9780307742995 | Published April 17, 2012

Treason at Lisson Grove: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel by Anne Perry - Fiction, Mystery

Ballantine Books | 9780345510594 | Published April 17, 2012

Where She Went by Gayle Forman - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Speak | 9780142420898 | Published April 17, 2012

Picking up several years after the dramatic conclusion of IF I STAY, WHERE SHE WENT continues the story of Adam and Mia, from Adam's point of view. Ever since Mia's decision to stay --- but not with him --- Adam's career has been on a wonderful trajectory. When their respective paths put them both in New York City at the same time, the result is a single night in which the two reunite.

Black Butler, Vol. 9 written and illustrated by Yana Toboso - Fiction, Manga

Yen Press | 9780316189675 | Published April 24, 2012

Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks - Fiction

Penguin (Non-Classics) | 9780143121077 | Published April 24, 2012

Dark Eden by Patrick Carman - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062009715 | Published April 24, 2012

Durarara!! Vol. 2 by Ryohgo Narita and Akiyo Satorigi

Yen Press | 9780316209311 | Published April 24, 2012

 

Durarara!! proves again that it’s best to keep your friends close in another fun-filled volume. 

Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson - Fiction

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781416961451 | Published April 24, 2012

The Patriot Army was shaped by the desperate circumstances at Valley Forge, where Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. But as an escaped slave passing for a freedman, Curzon must face the fear of discovery along with the hardships of being a soldier. And then there’s Isabel --- who’s there against her will. Can she and Curzon sort out the tangled threads of friendship and find the path to true freedom?

Getting Naked: Five Steps to Finding the Love of Your Life (While Fully Clothed & Totally Sober) by Harlan Cohen - Self-Help

St. Martin's Griffin | 9780312611781 | Published April 24, 2012

From Harlan Cohen, the bestselling author of THE NAKED ROOMMATE: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run into in College, comes GETTING NAKED, an honest, hopeful guide to getting a date, falling in love—or lust—and finding happiness in love (and in life). With a simple 5-step approach to finding the love of your life, Harlan answers the most commonly asked questions from his syndicated advice column, his college tours, his website, and his newest book for Gen Y. He helped a generation make the most of college life, now he’ll help them find the love of their lives.

Hell Is Empty: A Walt Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson - Mystery

Penguin (Non-Classics) | 9780143120988 | Published April 24, 2012

Highschool of the Dead, Vol. 6 by Daisuke Sato and Shouji Sato

Yen Press | 9780316209434 | Published April 24, 2012

 

The zombies just keep coming and coming, making nowhere a safe haven in the newest edition of Highschool of the Dead.

Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy by Brent Weeks - Fantasy

Orbit | 9780316201285 | Published April 24, 2012

Outrage by Robert K. Tanenbaum - Fiction, Thriller

Pocket Books | 9781439149270 | Published April 24, 2012

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward - African American Interest, Fiction

Bloomsbury USA | 9781608196265 | Published April 24, 2012

A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much else. But Esch has her own problems.

Seal Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin - Memoir, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250006950 | Published April 24, 2012

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends Volume 1 by Yak Haibara - Manga

Udon Entertainment | 9781926778334 | Published April 24, 2012

Sengoku Basara takes real Japanese historical events and figures, and makes them larger-than-life with dynamic character designs and all-out action.

Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel by Candace Bushnell - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780061729003 | Published April 24, 2012

This sequel to THE CARRIE DIARIES brings surprising revelations as Carrie learns to navigate her way around the Big Apple, going from being a country "sparrow" --- as Samantha Jones dubs her --- to the person she always wanted to be. But as it becomes increasingly difficult to reconcile her past with her future, Carrie realizes that making it in New York is much more complicated than she ever imagined.

The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian - Fiction, Paranormal, Thriller

Broadway | 9780307395009 | Published April 24, 2012

Mass Market Paperback

Sixkill: A Spenser Novel by Robert B. Parker - Fiction, Mystery

Berkley | 9780425246900 | Published April 3, 2012

As always, Spenser will stick with an investigation and do the right thing even after he's been fired and warned off the case, no matter what the legal consequences or danger to himself. Acting on behalf of a dead girl found in the suite of nasty Hollywood actor Jumbo Nelson, Spenser finds himself on the wrong side of some very powerful and unpleasant players.

The Delta Solution by Patrick Robinson - Fiction, Thriller

Vanguard Press | 9781593157111 | Published April 3, 2012

Coup d'Etat by Ben Coes - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Paperbacks | 9780312580773 | Published April 24, 2012

Wanting only a peaceful, obscure life, Dewey Andreas has gone to rural Australia, far from turbulent forces that he once fought against. But when powerful men who are seeking revenge track him down, Dewey must abandon his home and fight for his life.

Fort Freak: A Wild Cards Novel George R. R. Martin, editor - Fiction, Science Fiction

Tor Science Fiction | 9780765364685 | Published April 24, 2012

KBL: Kill Bin Laden: A Novel Based on True Events by John Weisman - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062127877 | Published April 24, 2012

Murder One by Robert Dugoni - Fiction, Thriller

Pocket Books | 9781451606706 | Published April 24, 2012

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz - Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Bantam | 9780345533425 | Published April 24, 2012

The Body in the Gazebo by Katherine Hall Page - Mystery

Avon | 9780061474286 | Published April 24, 2012

The Pack by Jason Starr - Fiction, Thriller

Ace | 9781937007522 | Published April 24, 2012

Simon Burns, a stay-at-home father,  meets a tight-knit trio of dads at the playground. He soon realizes they are different from other men he has met, and is lured into their mix. As he experiences disturbing changes in his body, he suspects that when the guys welcomed him to their "pack," they were talking about much more than male bonding.