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Week of March 25, 2019

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Week of March 25, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of March 26th include A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, Amor Towles' transporting work of historical fiction about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel; TWISTED PREY by John Sandford, in which Lucas Davenport confronts an old nemesis, who is now a powerful U.S. senator; ALL THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, Elizabeth J. Church’s novel about a gutsy showgirl who tries to conquer her past amongst the glamour of 1960s Las Vegas; THE DUCHESS by Penny Junor, the first in-depth biography of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and her remarkable transformation from pariah to popular royal consort; and I AM, I AM, I AM, Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life.

All the Beautiful Girls by Elizabeth J. Church - Historical Fiction

March 26, 2019

The Ancient Nine by Ian K. Smith - Thriller

March 26, 2019

Spenser Collins is a pre-med student and basketball star determined to make his single, working mother proud. Dalton Winthrop is a rich kid who has the ease and deep knowledge that come from a lifetime of belonging. At Harvard, Spenser and Dalton become friends, cementing their bond when Spenser is “punched” to join the exclusive Delphic Club. Soon, Spenser and Dalton are plunged into a century-old mystery about a group of alums known as the Ancient Nine whose identities are unknown, whose power is absolute, and whose intentions are darker and more dangerous than they ever could have imagined.

Bad Men and Wicked Women by Eric Jerome Dickey - Romantic Suspense

March 26, 2019

Beach House Reunion by Mary Alice Monroe - Fiction

March 26, 2019

The Breakers: A Sharon McCone Mystery by Marcia Muller - Mystery

March 26, 2019

On a foggy summer morning, private investigator Sharon McCone receives a call from her former neighbors, the Curleys. Their usually dependable daughter, Chelle, hasn't been answering their calls for weeks. Would Sharon check on her? Sharon arranges to visit the building Chelle had been living in and rehabbing in southwest San Francisco. Lurking behind a divider screen is a ghastly art gallery: portraits and caricatures of mass murderers, long ago and recent. What, an alarmed Sharon wonders, was Chelle doing in this chamber of horrors? And where is she now?

The First Family by Michael Palmer and Daniel Palmer - Medical Thriller

March 26, 2019

Growing up in the White House was never supposed to be easy. So when 16-year-old Cam, also a champion chess player, experiences extreme moodiness and an uncharacteristic violent outburst, doctors are quick to dismiss his troubles as adolescent angst. Still, Secret Service agent Karen Ray is convinced that Cam’s condition is serious --- enough so that she summons her physician ex-husband for a second opinion. At first, the president’s team doesn’t want to listen to Dr. Lee Blackwood. But when Cam gets sicker, Lee must make a diagnosis from a puzzling array of symptoms. As Lee and Karen race for a cure to help Cam, they begin to uncover betrayals that breach the highest levels of national security. And until they can find the truth, no one is safe.

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - Historical Fiction

March 26, 2019

The Good Fight by Danielle Steel - Fiction

March 26, 2019

Head On: A Novel of the Near Future by John Scalzi - Science Fiction/Thriller

March 26, 2019

Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent’s head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh-and-bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are “threeps,” robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden’s Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it. Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field. Is it an accident or murder? FBI agents and Haden-related crime investigators Chris Shane and Leslie Vann are called in to uncover the truth --- and in doing so travel to the darker side of the fast-growing sport of Hilketa.

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O'Farrell - Memoir

March 26, 2019

On 17 occasions, Maggie O’Farrell has stared death in the face --- and lived to tell the tale. In this astonishing memoir, she shares the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life: The childhood illness that left her bedridden for a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a disturbed man on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life’s myriad dangers.

Jackrabbit Smile: A Hap and Leonard Novel by Joe R. Lansdale - Thriller

March 26, 2019

Hap is celebrating his wedding to his longtime girlfriend, Brett (who is also Hap and Leonard's boss), when their backyard barbecue is interrupted by a couple of Pentecostal white supremacists. Judith Mulhaney's daughter, Jackrabbit, has been missing for five years. Well, she's been missing from them for five years, but she's been missing from everybody, including the local no-goods who ran with her, for a few months. Despite their misgivings about Judith and her son, Hap and Leonard take the case. It isn't long until they find themselves mixed up in a revivalist cult that believes Jesus will return flanked by an army of lizard-men --- solving a murder to boot.

The Neighbor by Joseph Souza - Psychological Thriller

March 26, 2019

When Leah and her husband, Clay, move from Seattle to Maine, she envisions a vibrant new neighborhood packed with families. But while Clay works long hours, Leah is left alone each day in a nearly deserted housing development. Bored and adrift, Leah finds herself watching Clarissa and Russell Gaines next door, envying their stylishly decorated home and their university careers. But Leah’s obsession with the intriguing, elegant Clarissa grows until she’s not just spying from afar but sneaking into their house, taking small objects and reading Clarissa’s diary. It contains clues to a hidden turmoil Leah never guessed at --- and a connection to a local college girl who’s disappeared.

The Night Visitors by Carol Goodman - Psychological Thriller

March 26, 2019

Nothing to Lose by Victoria Selman - Psychological Thriller

March 26, 2019

The Other Sister by Sarah Zettel - Psychological Thriller

March 26, 2019

The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton - Psychological Thriller

March 26, 2019

So Much Longing in So Little Space: The Art of Edvard Munch written by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Ingvild Burkey - Biography/Art History

March 26, 2019

Twisted Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel by John Sandford - Mystery/Thriller

March 26, 2019

A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the U.S. Senate, where Lucas Davenport had predicted she'd fit right in. He was also convinced that she'd been responsible for three murders, though he'd never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her again. He was right. A federal marshal now, with a very wide scope of investigation, he's heard rumors that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee, and the contacts she's made from it, to be very...useful. Pinning those rumors down was likely to be just as difficult as before, and considerably more dangerous.

Why Baseball Matters by Susan Jacoby - Sports/History

March 26, 2019