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Week of April 1, 2019

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Week of April 1, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of April 1st include THE FORBIDDEN DOOR, Dean Koontz's fourth adventure featuring rogue FBI agent Jane Hawk, who may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology; KUDOS, the conclusion to Rachel Cusk's trilogy that began with OUTLINE and continued in TRANSIT, an exploration of the nature of family and art, justice and love, and the ultimate value of suffering; THE FAVORITE SISTER by Jessica Knoll, a blisteringly paced thriller starring two sisters who join the cast of a reality TV series --- and one of them won't make it out alive; LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE, a brand-new collection of essays filled with Sloane Crosley's trademark hilarity, wit and charm; and THE RACE TO SAVE THE ROMANOVS, an international bestseller investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, in which Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the various plots and plans to save them, why they failed and who was responsible.

Alter Ego by Brian Freeman - Mystery/Thriller

April 2, 2019

When a freak auto accident kills a driver on the remote roads outside Duluth, Jonathan Stride is disturbed to discover that the victim appears to be a "ghost," with a false identity and no evidence to suggest who he really was. Alarmingly, a gun is found in the car --- and the gun has recently been fired. The next day, Stride learns that a Duluth college student has also vanished, and he worries that the two incidents are related. His investigation of the girl's disappearance leads him into the midst of a film crew in Duluth, where a movie is being made based on a case in his own past. The actor playing Stride is Hollywood royalty, but Stride soon hears whispers that his cinematic alter ego has a dark side.

America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo - Fiction

April 2, 2019

How many lives fit in a lifetime? When Hero De Vera arrives in America --- haunted by the political upheaval in the Philippines and disowned by her parents --- she's already on her third. Her uncle gives her a fresh start in the Bay Area, and he doesn't ask about her past. His younger wife knows enough about the might and secrecy of the De Vera family to keep her head down. But their daughter --- the first American-born daughter in the family --- can't resist asking Hero about her damaged hands.

American by Day by Derek B. Miller - Thriller

April 2, 2019

Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson - Fiction

April 2, 2019

The Buried Girl by Richard Montanari - Psychological Thriller

April 2, 2019

The City of Lost Fortunes: A Crescent City Novel by Bryan Camp - Supernatural Fantasy/Mystery

April 2, 2019

The Distance Home by Paula Saunders - Historical Fiction

April 2, 2019

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll - Thriller

April 2, 2019

Brett and Kelly have always toed the line between supportive sisters and bitter rivals. Growing up, Brett was the problem child, in the shadow of the brilliant and beautiful Kelly. In adulthood, all that has changed. Kelly is a struggling single mother, and Brett has skyrocketed to such meteoric success, which has been chronicled on a reality TV show called “Goal Diggers.” When Kelly manipulates herself onto the show and into Brett’s world, Brett is right to be threatened. Kelly, and only Kelly, knows her younger sister's appalling secret, and it could ruin her. Still, when the truth comes out in the explosive final weekend of filming, neither of them ever expected that the season would end in murder.

The Forbidden Door: A Jane Hawk Novel by Dean Koontz - Thriller

April 2, 2019

Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. Equipped with superior tactical and survival skills, Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal. But if their best operatives can’t outrun her, they mean to bring her running to them, using her five-year-old son as bait. As she moves resolutely forward, new threats begin to emerge: a growing number of brain-altered victims driven hopelessly, violently insane. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives --- against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door.

Girl Most Likely by Max Allan Collins - Mystery/Thriller

April 1, 2019

In a small Midwest town, 28-year-old Krista Larson has made her mark as the youngest female police chief in the country. She’s learned from the best: her father, Keith, a decorated former detective. But as accustomed as they are to the relative quiet of their idyllic tourist town, things quickly turn with Krista’s 10-year high school reunion. With the out-of-towners holed up in a lakefront lodge, it doesn’t take long to stir up old grudges and resentments. Now a successful TV host, Astrid Lund, voted the “Girl Most Likely to Succeed” --- and then some --- is back in town. As the reunion begins, so does a triple murder investigation. Krista and her father never imagined what would be revealed: the secrets and scandals of Krista’s own past.

I'm Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagán - Fiction

April 1, 2019

Kudos by Rachel Cusk - Fiction

April 2, 2019

Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly - Fiction

April 2, 2019

Look Alive Out There: Essays by Sloane Crosley - Essays/Humor

April 2, 2019

Fans of I WAS TOLD THERE’D BE CAKE and HOW DID YOU GET THIS NUMBER know Sloane Crosley's life as a series of relatable but madcap misadventures. In LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE, whether it's scaling active volcanoes, crashing shivas, playing herself on “Gossip Girl,” befriending swingers, or squinting down the barrel of the fertility gun, Crosley continues to rise to the occasion with unmatchable nerve and electric one-liners. And as her subjects become more serious, her essays deliver not just laughs but lasting emotional heft and insight.

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery by Barbara K. Lipska with Elaine McArdle - Memoir

April 2, 2019

At the height of her career, Barbara Lipska --- a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness --- was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to her brain. Within months, she exhibited dementia- and schizophrenia-like symptoms that terrified her family and coworkers. But miraculously, the immunotherapy her doctors prescribed worked, and Lipska returned to normal. With one difference: she remembered her brush with madness with exquisite clarity. Lipska draws on her extraordinary experience to explain how mental illness, brain injury and age can distort our behavior, personality, cognition and memory. She tells what it is like to experience these changes firsthand. And she reveals what parts of us remain, even when so much else is gone.

Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates - Mystery/Short Stories

April 2, 2019

Joyce Carol Oates’ latest fiction collection opens with a woman, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot afford on her own. In this exquisitely tense narrative reimagining of Edward Hopper’s Eleven A.M., 1926, the reader enters the minds of both the woman and her married lover, each consumed by alternating thoughts of disgust and arousal, as he rushes --- amorously, murderously --- to her door. NIGHT-GAUNTS AND OTHER TALES OF SUSPENSE stands at the crossroads of sex, violence and longing --- and asks us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves.

Noir by Christopher Moore - Historical Fiction/Satire

April 2, 2019

The Overstory by Richard Powers - Fiction

April 2, 2019

The Three Beths by Jeff Abbott - Psychological Thriller

April 2, 2019

My mom would never leave me. This has been Mariah Dunning's motto. So when she glimpses her mother --- who's been missing for the past year --- on the other side of a food court, Mariah's conviction becomes stronger than ever. Or is she losing her mind? When Beth Dunning disappeared without a trace, suspicion for her murder immediately fell upon Mariah's father. Until Mariah stumbles upon two other recent disappearances from Lakehaven. And all three women had the same name: Beth. Mariah would give anything to find out what happened to her mother and clear her father's name. But the truth may be more devastating than she could have imagined.

Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian - Sports/Biography

April 2, 2019

A Voluntary Crucifixion by David J. MacKinnon - Memoir/Essays

April 1, 2019

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje - Historical Fiction

April 2, 2019

West by Carys Davies - Historical Fiction

April 2, 2019