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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.

February 2013


The Kiss: Witch & Wizard, Book Four by James Patterson and Jill Dembowski - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316101912 | Published February 4, 2013

Whit and Wisty Allgood have defeated the ruthless dictator who long overshadowed their world. But for the first time in their lives, the powerful siblings find themselves at odds as Wisty is drawn to a mysterious stranger named Heath. When a merciless Wizard King from the mountains suddenly threatens war, Wisty must make an excruciating choice.

Bear is Broken: A Leo Maxwell Mystery by Lachlan Smith - Fiction, Mystery

Mysterious Press | 9780802120793 | Published February 5, 2013

Leo Maxwell’s older brother Teddy, a successful yet reviled criminal defense attorney, has been shot and lies in a coma. Leo quickly realizes that the list of possible suspects is much larger than he could have imagined. The deeper he digs into Teddy’s life, the more questions arise. Somewhere, the person who shot his brother is still on the loose, and there are many who would happily kill Leo in order to keep it that way.

Deadly Stakes by J. A. Jance - Fiction, Mystery

Touchstone | 9781451628685 | Published February 5, 2013

Police academy-trained former reporter Ali Reynolds is contacted to investigate the grisly murder of a gold-digging divorcee on behalf of Lynn Martinson, who is accused of the crime. Ali is simultaneously drawn to the case of A.J. Sanders, a frightened teen with secrets of his own. When the body of an ex-con is discovered near the first crime scene, Ali struggles to determine if A.J. and Lynn’s cases are related.

My Brother's Book by Maurice Sendak - Family Relationships, Nonfiction

HarperCollins | 9780062234896 | Published February 5, 2013

Fifty years after Where the Wild Things Are was published comes the last book Maurice Sendak completed before his death in May 2012, My Brother's Book. With influences from Shakespeare and William Blake, Sendak pays homage to his late brother, Jack, whom he credited for his passion for writing and drawing.

Scarlet: Book Two in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer - Fairy Tale, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Feiwel & Friends | 9780312642969 | Published February 5, 2013

Cinder is in prison and trying to escape, even though escaping means she becomes the most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing when she encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder....

Schroder by Amity Gaige - Fiction

Twelve | 9781455512133 | Published February 5, 2013

Attending a New England summer camp, young Eric Schroder adopts the last name Kennedy to more easily fit in. SCHRODER relates the story of Eric's urgent escape years later to Lake Champlain, Vermont, with his six-year-old daughter in an attempt to outrun the authorities amid a heated custody battle with his wife, who will soon discover that her husband is not who he says he is.

The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne - Fiction

Free Press | 9781476705859 | Published February 5, 2013

Eleven-year-old megastar Jonny Valentine knows that the fans don’t love him for who he is. But within the marketing machine, somewhere, this talented singer is still a vulnerable little boy, perplexed by his budding sexuality and his heartthrob status, dependent on his hard-partying manager-mother, and endlessly searching for his absent father in Internet fan sites, lonely emails, and the crowds of faceless fans.

The Trouble with Charlie by Merry Jones - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Oceanview Publishing | 9781608090747 | Published February 5, 2013

Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton Adult | 9780525953074 | Published February 5, 2013

Investigator Tessa Leoni arrives at the crime scene in the home of Justin and Libby Denbe, a couple who seemed to have it all but now appears to have been abducted. Tessa knows better than anyone that even the most perfect façades can hide the darkest secrets. Now she must race against the clock to uncover the Denbes’ innermost dealings, a complex tangle of friendships and betrayal, big business and small sacrifices.

Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy by John Wood - Nonfiction

Viking Adult | 9780670025985 | Published February 7, 2013

What’s happened since John Wood left Microsoft to change the world? Just ask six million kids in the poorest regions of Asia and Africa. In 1999, at the age of thirty-five, Wood quit a lucrative career to found the nonprofit Room to Read. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “the Andrew Carnegie of the developing world,” he strived to bring the lessons of the corporate world to the nonprofit sector—and succeeded spectacularly.

The Burn Palace by Stephen Dobyns - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Blue Rider Press | 9780399160875 | Published February 7, 2013

One night, Alice Alessio --- also known as Nurse Spandex --- is given the surprise of her life. Coming back from a secret tryst with a doctor, she peeks in to check on the newborn baby she was supposed to be watching, and finds a huge, writhing red-and-yellow snake in the bassinet instead. So begins the series of strange and disturbing events that start to plague a sleepy little community and confound the police.

The Ruining by Anna Collomore - Fiction, Romance, Suspense/Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Razorbill | 9781595144706 | Published February 7, 2013

Annie Phillips is thrilled to leave her past behind and begin a shiny new life on Belvedere Island, as a nanny for the picture-perfect Cohen family. All too soon cracks appear in Annie's seemingly perfect world. As she struggles to keep up with the demands of her new life, Annie's fear gives way to frightening hallucinations. Is she tumbling into madness, or is something sinister at play?

Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt that Brought Him to Justice by Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy - True Crime

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393087727 | Published February 11, 2013

Raised in a South Boston housing project, James "Whitey" Bulger became the most wanted fugitive of his generation. In this riveting story, rich with family ties and intrigue, award-winning Boston Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy follow Whitey’s extraordinary criminal career—from teenage thievery to bank robberies to the building of his underworld empire and a string of brutal murders.

Above All Things by Tanis Rideout - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam | 9780399160585 | Published February 12, 2013

In 1924, George Mallory departs on his third expedition to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Left behind in Cambridge, George’s young wife, Ruth, along with the rest of a war-ravaged England, anticipates news they hope will reclaim some of the empire’s faded glory. Through alternating narratives, what emerges is a story of love torn apart by obsession and the need for redemption.

Airtight by David Rosenfelt - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250024763 | Published February 12, 2013

Judge Daniel Brennan is only days away from achieving a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals bench when he’s brutally stabbed to death. When one tip leads New Jersey policeman Luke Somers to Steven Gallagher, Luke is instantly glorified for solving the case. Chris Gallagher raised his brother almost single-handedly; certain that Steven is innocent, he won’t rest until he sets the record straight.

Ghostman by Roger Hobbs - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Knopf | 9780307959966 | Published February 12, 2013

When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from someone who’s occasionally called Jack. While it’s doubtful that anyone knows his true identity, he does entirely as he pleases and is almost impossible to get in touch with. But within hours, a private jet is flying him to New Jersey and right into a spectacular mess. He has only 48 hours until the twice-stolen cash literally explodes.

Guilt: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman - Fiction, Mystery

Ballantine Books | 9780345505736 | Published February 12, 2013

A backyard renovation unearths an infant’s body, buried 60 years ago. Soon thereafter in a nearby park, another disturbingly bizarre discovery is made not far from the body of a young woman shot in the head. Helping LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to link these eerie incidents is brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware. But even the good doctor’s vast experience with matters both clinical and criminal might not be enough to cut down to the bone of this chilling case --- and draw out the disturbing truth.

Hit Me by Lawrence Block - Fiction, Mystery

Mulholland Books | 9780316127356 | Published February 12, 2013

Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block brings back his hit man, Keller, in this fifth book of the series. Keller’s life might have changed for the better with his new wife and life in a new city, but he still practices his dark side profession in five new assignments that take him everywhere from a West Indies cruise to his old haunts in New York City.

Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World by Dr. Phil McGraw - Nonfiction, Self-Help

Bird Street Books | 9780985462734 | Published February 12, 2013

Long Shot by Mike Piazza with Lonnie Wheeler - Autobiography, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781439150221 | Published February 12, 2013

Mike Piazza’s autobiography is the candid story of the greatest hitting catcher in the history of baseball, from his inauspicious draft selection to his Hall of Fame-worthy achievements and the unusual controversies that marked his career. He addresses the steroid controversy that hovered around him and Major League Baseball during his time and describes the thrill of his game-winning home run on September 21, 2001.

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys - Social Issues, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Philomel | 9780399256929 | Published February 12, 2013

It’s 1950 in  French Quarter of New Orleans and, 17-year-old Josie Moraine is known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.

The Daylight War: Book Three of The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction

Del Rey | 9780345503824 | Published February 12, 2013

With THE WARDED MAN and THE DESERT SPEAR, Peter V. Brett surged to the front rank of contemporary fantasy, standing alongside giants in the field such as George R. R. Martin, Robert Jordan and Terry Brooks. THE DAYLIGHT WAR, the eagerly anticipated third volume in Brett’s internationally bestselling Demon Cycle, continues the epic tale of humanity’s last stand against an army of demons that rise each night to prey on mankind.

The Dinner by Herman Koch - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Suspense

Hogarth | 9780770437855 | Published February 12, 2013

On a summer's evening in Amsterdam, two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. The conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said; with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple shows just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.

The House Girl by Tara Conklin - Fiction, Historical Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062207395 | Published February 12, 2013

Art historians now suspect that the revered paintings of Lu Anne Bell, an antebellum artist known for her humanizing portraits of the slaves who worked her tobacco farm, were actually the work of Josephine, Lu Anne’s 17-year-old house slave. In piecing together Josephine's story, ambitious young lawyer Lina Sparrow embarks on a journey that will lead her to question her own life, including the full story of her mother's mysterious death.

The Night Ranger by Alex Berenson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Putnam Adult | 9780399159725 | Published February 12, 2013

Four friends, recent college graduates, travel to Kenya to work at a giant refugee camp for Somalis. But after 12 weeks, they’re ready for a break and pile into a Land Cruiser for an adventure. They get more than they bargained for, though, when bandits hijack them. John Wells is asked to try to find them; when he arrives, he finds that the truth behind the kidnappings is far more complex than he imagined.

Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery Books | 9781451685046 | Published February 12, 2013

More than a year ago, mild-mannered Jason Getty killed a man he wished he’d never met. Then he planted the problem a little too close to home. But just as he’s learning to live with the undeniable reality of what he’s done, police unearth two bodies on his property --- neither of which is the one Jason buried. Jason races to stay ahead of the consequences of his crime, and while chaos reigns on his lawn, his sanity unravels, snagged on the agendas of a colorful cast of strangers.

Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316097512 | Published February 18, 2013

Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, as well as for his wild "industry parties." After Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees, three beautiful women are brutally murdered. While Alex is feeling the pressure to solve these cases, someone else is investigating him --- someone so obsessed and so twisted that they'll do anything to get the vengeance they require.

Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan - Social Issues, Family & Relationships, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062112903 | Published February 19, 2013

On April 21, 2008, Steven "Crash" Crashinsky saved more than a thousand people when he stopped his classmate David Burnett from taking their high school hostage armed with assault weapons and high-powered explosives. More than that, this is a story of two teens whose lives have been inextricably linked since grade school, who were destined, some say, to meet that day in the teachers' lounge of Meadows High.

Elsewhens by Melanie Rawn - Fantasy, Ficton

Tor Books | 9780765328779 | Published February 19, 2013

Touchstone, the magical theater troupe, continues to build audiences. But Cayden is increasingly troubled by his “elsewhens,” the uncontrolled moments when he is plunged into visions of the possible futures. He fears that his Fae gift will forever taint his friendships, while his friends fear that his increasing distance will destroy him.

Fuse by Julianna Baggott - Fiction, Horror, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455503087 | Published February 19, 2013

To be a Pure is to be perfect, untouched by Detonations that scarred the earth and sheltered inside the paradise that is the Dome. But Partridge escaped to the outside world, where Wretches struggle to survive. Now, at the command of Partridge's father, the Dome is unleashing nightmare after nightmare upon the Wretches in an effort to get him back. To save millions of innocent lives, Partridge must risk his own by returning to the Dome and facing his most terrifying challenge.

The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie - Fiction, Mystery

William Morrow | 9780061990632 | Published February 19, 2013

A well-respected barrister is found dead at a seedy hotel. Is it an unsavory accident or murder? In either case, he was not alone. Detective Inspector Gemma James and her team must find his companion --- a search that takes them into unexpected corners and forces them to contemplate unsettling truths about the weaknesses and passions that lead to murder.

The Woman Who Wouldn't Die by Colin Cotterill - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Soho Crime | 9781616952068 | Published February 19, 2013

A Lao general eager to find the remains of his missing brother summons the help of a once-dead witch and Dr. Siri Paiboun, the recently retired national coroner. THE WOMAN WHO WOULDN'T DIE is a thoroughly charming mystery with a healthy dollop of quirk.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Harper Design | 9780062018083 | Published February 19, 2013

The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand by Gregory Galloway - Social Issues, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Dutton Juvenile | 9780525425656 | Published February 21, 2013

Adam Strand isn’t depressed. He’s just bored. Disaffected. So he kills himself --- 39 times. No matter the method, Adam can’t seem to stay dead. But when his self-contained, self-absorbed path is diverted, Adam is struck by the reality that life is an ever-expanding web of impact and forged connections, and that nothing --- not even death --- can sever those bonds.

The Burning Air by Erin Kelly - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Pamela Dorman Books | 9780670026722 | Published February 21, 2013

The MacBrides lead a cozy life of upper class privilege, including tuition-free education at the prestigious private school where Rowan is headmaster, an altruistic righteousness inherited from magistrate Lydia. But when Rowan and his three children gather for the first time since Lydia’s passing at the family’s weekend home, years of secrets surface, and they discover in their midst a stranger who is convinced that Lydia was a murderer.

The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Dutton Juvenile | 9780525425977 | Published February 21, 2013

Veronika. Caroline. Isobel. Eleanor. One blond, one brunette, one redhead, one with hair black as tar. Four otherwise identical girls who spend their days in sync, tasked to learn. But when May, a very different kind of girl --- the lone survivor of a recent shipwreck --- suddenly and mysteriously arrives on the island, an unsettling mirror is about to be held up to the life the girls have never before questioned.

The Jackal's Share by Christopher Morgan Jones - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Penguin Press HC, The | 9781594205354 | Published February 21, 2013

Darius Qazai appears to be an unstoppable force --- a successful Iranian businessman, an enlightened philanthropist, and serious collector of Persian Art. However, when a series of big American deals dissolve, Qazai hires a corporate intelligence firm to investigate his rumoured past.

The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian - Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Viking Adult | 9780670025862 | Published February 21, 2013

In a perfect life far into the future, wherein inhabitants of the underground settlement America-Five enjoy nearly eternal life and zero pain, workers in the Office of Mercy are compelled to eliminate the suffering of the nomadic tribes roaming outside…by tracking and killing them. Then one worker, 24-year-old Natasha, begins to doubt.

Calculated in Death by J. D. Robb - Fiction, Mystery

Putnam Adult | 9780399158827 | Published February 26, 2013

On Manhattan's Upper East Side, a woman named Marta lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. When someone steals the files out of Marta's office, Eve must immerse herself in her billionaire husband Roarke's world of big business to figure out who's cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman.

Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill - Fantasy, Fiction

Harper Voyager | 9780062190420 | Published February 26, 2013

Something is missing from Ewan and Colby’s lives. Residing in the corners of their memories is their time in Limestone Kingdom, a realm filled with magic and mystery, a world where only some may travel amongst the menagerie of mystical souls and sinister demons.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250012579 | Published February 26, 2013

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits --- smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love --- and just how hard it pulled you under.

Gods and Beasts by Denise Mina - Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural

Reagan Arthur Books | 9780316188524 | Published February 26, 2013

A lone robber bursts into a busy Glasgow post office carrying an AK-47. An elderly man helps the gunman fill bags with cash and is then murdered. DS Alex Morrow arrives on the scene. None of the employees can be linked to the gunman, and the grandfather is above reproach. As Morrow searches for the killer, it becomes chillingly clear that her involvement will go deeper than she ever could have imagined.

The Madness Underneath: The Shades of London, Book Two by Maureen Johnson - Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Putnam Juvenile | 9780399256615 | Published February 26, 2013

When her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her friends and away from her parents. But Rory’s brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: she now has the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. Rory has evidence that the recent inexplicable deaths in London are no coincidence. Something much more sinister is going on.

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult - Fiction

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781439102763 | Published February 26, 2013

Sage Singer becomes friends with an old man who’s particularly beloved in her community after they strike up a conversation at the bakery where she works. Josef Weber is everyone’s favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. When a shocked Sage refuses, he then tells her he deserves to die. Once he reveals his secret, Sage wonders if he’s right.

With or Without You: A Memoir by Domenica Ruta - Memoir, Nonfiction

Spiegel & Grau | 9780812993240 | Published February 26, 2013

Domenica Ruta grew up with her mother, a drug dealer and user who raised Domenica on a steady diet of Oxycontin. She knew she was far smarter and worse dressed than everyone else she knew, but found solace in writing and reading. As her mother's behavior grew increasingly outrageous and her home life increasingly untenable, Domenica fled her hometown only to become ensnared by the demons of addiction.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - Fiction, Romance

Listening Library (Audio) | 9780385368261 | Published February 26, 2013

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits --- smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love --- and just how hard it pulled you under.


The Temptation to Exist by E. M. Cioran - Nonfiction, Philosophy

Arcade Publishing | 9781611457384 | Published February 1, 2013

In this work Cioran writes about Western civilizations, the writer, the novel, about mystics, apostles, philosophers. For those to whom the very word philosophy brings visions of arduous reading, be assured: Cioran is crystal-clear, his style quotable and aphoristic.

52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Square Fish | 9781250024596 | Published February 5, 2013

A Good American by Alex George - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Berkley Trade | 9780425253175 | Published February 5, 2013

When Frederick and Jette must flee her disapproving mother in 1904, where better to go than America, the land of the new? By chance, they find themselves in Beatrice, Missouri. Not speaking a word of English, they embark on their new life together.

Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman - Fiction

Picador | 9781250024060 | Published February 5, 2013

Rory Hendrix, the least likely of Girl Scouts, hasn’t got a troop or a badge to call her own. But she still borrows the Handbook from the elementary school library to pore over its advice, looking for tips to get off the Calle --- the Reno trailer park where she lives with her mother, Jo, the sweet-faced, hard-luck bartender at the Truck Stop. As Rory struggles with her mother’s habit of trusting the wrong men, and the mixed blessing of being too smart for her own good, she finds refuge in books and language.

It's Your Move: How to Play the Game and Win the Man You Want by Nick Savoy - Nonfiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781609413989 | Published February 5, 2013

Mudwoman by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Ecco | 9780062095633 | Published February 5, 2013

MUDWOMAN explores the high price of success in the life of one woman --- the first female president of a lauded Ivy League institution --- and her hold upon her self-identity in the face of personal and professional demons.

No One is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Riverhead Trade | 9781594486494 | Published February 5, 2013

In 1939, the families in a remote Jewish village in Romania feel the war close in on them. At the suggestion of an 11-year-old girl and a mysterious stranger, the villagers decide to reinvent the world: deny any relationship with the known and start over from scratch.

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver - Dystopian, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperCollins | 9780061978074 | Published February 5, 2013

In this follow-up to DELIRIUM, Lena Haloway makes it to the Wilds and becomes part of an Invalid community, where she transforms herself into a warrior for the resistance. A future without Alex is unimaginable, but Lena pushes forward and fights, both for him and for a world in which love is no longer considered a disease.

Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis - Ficton , Young Adult 12+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781416938965 | Published February 5, 2013

Haunted by memories of 9/11, popular high schooler Ben enlists in the army. After his convoy gets caught in an explosion, Ben is in a coma for two months. When he wakes up, he doesn't know where he is, and he doesn't remember anything about his old life.

The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper Paperbacks | 9780062253835 | Published February 5, 2013

Called on to investigate the death of a beautiful woman in Rome, Gabriel Allon fights against police who have already ruled her death a suicide and the Vatican’s “don’t ask too many questions” rule to uncover the truth. But along the way, he must also penetrate a criminal smuggling network and encounter an old enemy plotting revenge that puts himself and those he holds dear on the razor’s edge of danger.

The Good Daughter: A Brennan Sisters Novel by Jane Porter - Fiction

Berkley Trade | 9780425253427 | Published February 5, 2013

Kit Brennan has always been the most grounded of her sisters. A Catholic school English teacher for 17 years, Kit's decisions have always been sound --- but not too satisfying. When a girls' weekend away gives Kit a much-needed reprieve, she meets a dangerous man who challenges everything she thought she was --- or should be. Now Kit must decide: will she finally let her desires take flight, or will she continue to be the good daughter?

The List by Karin Tanabe - Ficton , Humor

Washington Square Press | 9781451695595 | Published February 5, 2013

Meet Adrienne Brown, a twenty-eight-year-old Wellesley College grad who recently left her glamorous job at Town & Country for a spot at the Capitolist. Known simply as the List to Beltway insiders, it’s the only media outlet in D.C. that’s actually on the rise.The Capitolist runs at an insane pace, and just when it seems like the frenetic workload is going to break her, she stumbles upon a juicy political affair, involving a very public senator --- and her most competitive colleague. Adrienne realizes she’s got the scoop of a lifetime. But should she go public with the story?

The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley - Fiction

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062194176 | Published February 5, 2013

Priscille Sibley’s debut novel is a love story about a family torn apart by a medical crisis and the ethical dilemma of keeping a pregnant woman with no chance of recovery on life support for months in an attempt to give her unborn baby a chance.

The Stonecutter written by Camilla Lackberg, translated by Steven T. Murray - Fiction, Mystery

Free Press | 9781451621860 | Published February 5, 2013

The remote resort town of Fjallbacka has seen its share of tragedy, though perhaps none worse than that of the little girl found in a fisherman’s net. Local detective Patrik Hedstrom has the grim task of discovering who could be behind the murder of a child he knew well. What he does not know is how this case will reach into the dark heart of Fjallbacka, spanning generations and ripping aside its idyllic façade.

Tumbleweeds by Leila Meacham - Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455509232 | Published February 5, 2013

Three young friends --- the saint, the sinner and the angel --- grow up together in the sort of small Texas Panhandle town that lives and dies by its Friday night football games. A fateful event casts a long shadow over these three intertwined lives and leaves the reader turning the pages desperately to see how it all plays out.

Heartbreaker by Julie Garwood - Romance

Pocket Books | 9780671034009 | Published February 6, 2013

Mistress by Amanda Quick - Historical Romance

Bantam Books | 9780553569407 | Published February 6, 2013

Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson - Ficton , Young Adult 12+

Speak | 9780142423929 | Published February 7, 2013

Laurel Daneau is still reeling from the losses she endured during Hurricane Katrina. When her new boyfriend introduces her to meth, she spirals into addiction. But as she slowly becomes a shell of her former self, she longs to become whole again.

Trafficked by Kim Purcell - Ficton , Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Speak | 9780142424162 | Published February 7, 2013

Hannah believes she's being brought from Moldova to Los Angeles to become a nanny for a Russian family. But her American dream quickly spirals into a nightmare, as she must find a way to save herself from her new status as a modern-day slave or risk losing the one thing she has left: her life.

Edge of Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316188425 | Published February 12, 2013

May Lynn, once a pretty girl who dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star, is now dead. Sue Ellen, her strong-willed teenage friend, sets out to dig up May Lynn's body, burn it to ash, and take those ashes to Hollywood to spread around. But Sue Ellen has some stolen money that her enemies will do anything to get back.

Fever: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 2 by Lauren DeStefano - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781442409088 | Published February 12, 2013

Rhine and Gabriel may have escaped the beautiful prison of Wither’s mansion, but they are far from escaping danger. Though Rhine remains determined to get to her brother in Manhattan, the road they are left is long and perilous.

Gilded Age by Claire McMillan - Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781451640489 | Published February 12, 2013

Eleanor Hart had made a brilliant marriage in New York, but it ended in a scandalous divorce and 30 days in rehab. Now she finds that she will still need a husband to be socially complete. However, through one misstep after another, Ellie mishandles her second act. Her options narrow and future prospects contract, until she faces a desperate choice.

The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger - Fiction

Vintage | 9780307388971 | Published February 12, 2013

Amina leaves Bangladesh for Rochester, New York, and for George Stillman, the husband who met and wooed her online. For Amina, the decision echoes the arranged marriages of her home country, while George finds Amina “straightforward” and likes that she “doesn’t play games.” Yet each is hiding something from the other.

We Live in Water: Stories by Jess Walter - Fiction, Short Stories

Harper Perennial | 9780061926624 | Published February 12, 2013

In this first collection of short stories from bestselling author Jess Walter, the pieces range from comic tales of love to social satire and suspenseful crime fiction. Among them are "We Live in Water," in which a lawyer returns to a corrupt North Idaho town to find the father who disappeared 30 years earlier, and the collection's final story, which transforms slyly from a portrait of Walter's hometown into a moving contemplation of our times.

An Archive of Hope: Harvey Milk's Speeches and Writings by Harvey Milk

University of California Press | 9780520275492 | Published February 15, 2013

Hello to the Cannibals by Richard Bausch - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper Perennial | 9780060930806 | Published February 19, 2013

So Pretty It Hurts: A Bailey Weggins Mystery by Kate White - Fiction, Mystery

Harper Paperbacks | 9780062196910 | Published February 19, 2013

True-crime journalist and sassy amateur sleuth Bailey Weggins has scarcely begun her hard-earned weekend getaway when something comes up: a dead body, belonging to one of the world’s most glamorous supermodels. Now Bailey is trapped at an upstate New York home amidst the glitterati --- and any one of them could be a murderer.

11th Hour by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9780446571821 | Published February 26, 2013

Lindsay Boxer is pregnant at last, but her work doesn't slow for a second. When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, she discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals, and it was taken from her own department's evidence locker.

A Good Man by J. J. Murray - Contemporary Romance

Kensington | 9780758277220 | Published February 26, 2013

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

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250023292 | Published February 26, 2013

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.

Garden of Stones by Sophie Littlefield - Fiction

Harlequin MIRA | 9780778313526 | Published February 26, 2013

Lucy Takeda is just 14 years old when the bombs rain down on Pearl Harbor. Within weeks, she and her mother, Miyako, are taken to the Manzanar prison camp, where they must endure its harsh living conditions. Corruption and abuse creep into every corner of Manzanar, eventually ensnaring Miyako. Ruined and unwilling to surrender her daughter to the same fate, Miyako soon breaks. Her final act of desperation will stay with Lucy forever...and spur her to sins of her own.

Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio - Fiction

Penguin (Non-Classics) | 9780142000205 | Published February 26, 2013

Lefty: An American Odyssey by Vernona Gomez and Lawrence Goldstone - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Ballantine Books | 9780345526496 | Published February 26, 2013

Born to a small-town California ranching family, Vernon “Lefty” Gomez rode his powerful arm and jocular personality right across America to the dugout of the New York Yankees. Lefty baffled hitters with his blazing fastball, establishing himself as the team’s ace. Now his daughter and co-author Lawrence Goldstone vividly re-create the life and adventures of the irreverent southpaw.

The Last Storyteller: A Novel of Ireland by Frank Delaney - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Random House Trade Paperbacks | 9780812979756 | Published February 26, 2013

The national mood in Ireland is downtrodden, and although Ben wants no part of the insurrection along the northern border, he unknowingly falls in with an IRA sympathizer. Yet all he can think about is finding his former wife and true love, actress Venetia Kelly.

The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper Paperbacks | 9780062113764 | Published February 26, 2013

Conceived in love and possibility, Bonaventure Arrow didn't make a peep when he was born, and the doctor nearly took him for dead. No one knows that Bonaventure's silence is filled with resonance --- a miraculous gift of rarified hearing that encompasses the Universe of Every Single Sound. With the help of a Creole housekeeper endowed with her own special gifts, Bonaventure will find the key to long-buried mysteries and soothe a chorus of family secrets clamoring to be healed.

The Suitors by Cecile David-Weill - Fiction

Other Press | 9781590515730 | Published February 26, 2013

After Laure and Marie learn of their parents’ plan to sell the family’s summer retreat, L’Agapanthe, they devise a scheme for attracting a wealthy suitor who can afford to purchase the estate. This place of charm and nostalgia is the perfect venue to exercise proper etiquette and intellect, though not all its visitors are socially savvy, especially when it’s a matter of understanding the relationships between old money and the nouveau riche.

Mass Market Paperback

All Natural Murder: A Blossom Valley Mystery by Staci McLaughlin - Fiction, Mystery

Kensington | 9780758275011 | Published February 5, 2013

When Dana Lewis learns about the death of Monster Truck driver Bobby Joe Jones, frequent philanderer and boyfriend to Dana's sister, Ashlee, she has no choice but to wipe up the mess. Especially when witnesses last saw Ashlee angrily up in Bobby Joe's grill at the fairgrounds. With dizzying speed, Dana's life skids out of control. What else can she do but go into overdrive to save Ashlee's soy bacon and stop a deadly killer in his tracks.

Chasing Midnight: A Doc Ford Novel by Randy Wayne White - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780425250617 | Published February 5, 2013

At a reception hosted by a notorious Russian black marketeer, Doc Ford is able to get an underwater look at the billionaire's yacht. By the time Ford surfaces, everything has changed. Environmental extremists have herded everyone together and threatened to kill one hostage every hour until midnight unless their demands are met.

Checkmate, My Lord by Tracey Devlyn - Historical Romance

Sourcebooks Casablanca | 9781402258251 | Published February 5, 2013

Lady Eve's Indiscretion by Grace Burrowes - Historical Romance

Sourcebooks Casablanca | 9781402263804 | Published February 5, 2013

The Hunter by John Lescroart - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Signet Select | 9780451414564 | Published February 5, 2013

Raised by loving adoptive parents, San Francisco private investigator Wyatt Hunt never had an interest in finding his birth family --- until he gets a chilling text message from an unknown number: "How did ur mother die?"

Stay Close by Harlan Coben - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Signet | 9780451233967 | Published February 12, 2013

Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past doesn't recede. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all.

15 Seconds by Andrew Gross - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780061656033 | Published February 26, 2013

Henry Steadman didn't know what was about to hit him when he pulled up to a red light. A successful Florida plastic surgeon, he is in town to deliver a keynote address at a conference when suddenly his life becomes an unrelenting chase to stay alive.

Defending Jacob by William Landay - Fiction, Legal Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Dell | 9780440246138 | Published February 26, 2013

Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber is happy with his wife and 14-year-old son, Jacob. But when a crime shatters their New England town, Andy is shocked to learn that Jacob is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

Heart of Ice: A Louis Kincaid Novel by P. J. Parrish - Fiction, Mystery

Pocket Books | 9781439189375 | Published February 26, 2013

Louis Kincaid’s vacation with his 10-year-old daughter is cut short when Lily takes a fall onto a pile of old bones in an abandoned hunting lodge. His reluctance to take on the case grows when he discovers that the state investigator is Norm Rafsky, who had worked with Louis’s girlfriend Joe Frye 15 years ago. When Joe returns to the island to help, she and Louis must confront the simmering tension between her and Rafsky, and yet stay focused on finding a dangerous killer who still may be in the area.

Potboiler by Jesse Kellerman - Fiction, Mystery

Jove | 9780515153026 | Published February 26, 2013

Arthur Pfefferkorn is a middle-aged college professor with long-dead literary aspirations. When his oldest friend, bestselling thriller writer William de Vallèe, is lost at sea, Pfefferkorn is torn between envy and grief, for de Vallèe not only outshone him professionally, but married the woman he also loved. Pfefferkorn's decision to reconnect with de Vallèe’s widow plunges him into a shadowy realm of double crosses and intrigue.

Return to Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs - Fiction, Romance

Harlequin MIRA | 9780778314998 | Published February 26, 2013

Sonnet Romano is leading a seemingly perfect life until her mother drops the news that she’s expecting and the pregnancy is high risk. Sonnet feels compelled to put everything else on hold and return home to Avalon. Although she plans to pick up her life where she left off once her mother is out of danger, a devastating diagnosis is given, forcing Sonnet to make life-altering decisions.

Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks - Fantasy, Fiction

Del Rey | 9780345523488 | Published February 26, 2013

The Four Lands hang in the balance between science and magic as subversive elements take up arms against the Druid Council. Humans and their allies have developed dangerous weapons using the forbidden secrets of science that long ago destroyed the world. Then a clue to four sets of precious Elfstones is discovered. Their magic has been missing for thousands of years. If it can be regained, the balance of power may shift once again....