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Week of November 12, 2018

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Week of November 12, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of November 12th include Jeffery Deaver's THE CUTTING EDGE, in which Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs return to New York City to confront a killer terrorizing couples at their happiest --- and most vulnerable; FUTURE HOME OF THE LIVING GOD by Louise Erdrich, a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for her life and her unborn child against oppressive forces that manifest in the wake of a cataclysmic event; ALTERNATE SIDE, a provocative novel from Anna Quindlen that explores what it means to be a mother, a wife and a woman at a moment of reckoning; and BREAKING FREE, a searing memoir by the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, who takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it.

Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen - Fiction

November 13, 2018

Some days, Nora Nolan thinks that she and her husband, Charlie, lead a charmed life --- except when there’s a crisis at work, a leak in the roof at home, or a problem with their twins at college. And why not? New York City was once Nora’s dream destination, and her clannish dead-end block has become a safe harbor, a tranquil village amid the urban craziness. The owners watch one another’s children grow up. They use the same handyman. They trade gossip and gripes, and they maneuver for the ultimate status symbol: a spot in the block’s small parking lot. Then one morning, Nora returns from her run to discover that a terrible incident has shaken the neighborhood, and the enviable dead-end block turns into a potent symbol of a divided city.

Chicago by David Mamet - Historical Thriller

November 13, 2018

The Cutting Edge: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver - Thriller

November 13, 2018

In the early hours of a quiet, weekend morning in Manhattan's Diamond District, a brutal triple murder shocks the city. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs quickly take the case. As more crimes follow, it becomes clear that the killer's target is not gems, but engaged couples themselves. The Promisor vows to take the lives of men and women during their most precious moments --- midway through the purchase of an engagement ring, after a meeting with a wedding planner, trying on the perfect gown for a day that will never come. Soon the Promisor makes a dangerous mistake: leaving behind an innocent witness, Vimal Lahori, a talented young diamond cutter who can help Rhyme and Sachs blow the lid off the case.

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri - Historical Fantasy

November 13, 2018

The Feud by Catherine Hiller - Fiction

November 13, 2018

Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro - Fiction

November 13, 2018

Maggie is entirely devoted to her husband Thomas, their two beautiful children, and to God --- until what begins as a platonic intellectual and spiritual exchange between writer Maggie and poet James transforms into an erotically charged bond that challenges Maggie’s sense of loyalty and morality, drawing her deeper into the darkness of desire.

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich - Dystopian Thriller

November 13, 2018

The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker is four months pregnant. Though she wants to tell the adoptive parents who raised her from infancy, Cedar first feels compelled to find her birth mother, an Ojibwe living on the reservation, to understand both her and her baby’s origins. As she goes back to her own biological beginnings, society around her begins to disintegrate. It will take all Cedar has to avoid the prying eyes of potential informants and keep her baby safe.

Prague Spring by Simon Mawer - Historical Fiction

November 13, 2018

Signal Loss: A Hal Challis Investigation by Garry Disher - Mystery

November 13, 2018

A pair of hit men have a very bad day, and the resulting bushfire draws attention to a meth lab and two burned bodies in a Mercedes. As Inspector Hal Challis of the Crime Investigation Unit struggles to link these events to major meth suppliers flooding the Peninsula with drugs, he also finds himself spending valuable time fending off jurisdictional challenges from Melbourne’s Major Drug Investigative Division. Meanwhile, Sgt. Ellen Destry, of CIU’s sex crimes unit, is hunting for a serial rapist who is extremely adept at not leaving clues.

The Smack by Richard Lange - Thriller

November 13, 2018

Rowan Petty is a conman down on his luck. He's flat broke, living out of cheap hotels, and wondering how it all went wrong. His car quits on him in Reno, and he takes a job there on the bottom rung of a lousy phone scam. When he's not swindling lonely widows, he tries to turn nickels into dimes at the poker table. One snowy night, he crosses paths with a sweet-talking hooker who's tired of the streets, and sparks fly. When an old friend of his turns up spreading a rumor about two million dollars in army money smuggled out of Afghanistan and stashed in an apartment in Los Angeles, it seems like a chance at the score of a lifetime. So Petty and the hooker head south, and straight into trouble.

The Wine Lover's Daughter: A Memoir by Anne Fadiman - Memoir

November 13, 2018