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Fiction

Sam Alexander – Carnal Acts
Arcadia eBook

Check #WhoIsSamAlexander on Twitter for all the current speculation as to the author of this new crime novel by a “famous British crime novelist.” Could it be Ian Rankin? Peter Robinson? Val McDermid? Mark Billingham? J. K. Rowling?

 

Joseph Finder – Suspicion
Head of Zeus eBook

This is the new novel from the bestselling author Joseph Finder, “the master of the modern thriller,” about a father who is forced to make a choice with unspeakable consequences.

 

Lily King – Euphoria
Blackstone audiobook

Set between two World Wars and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is an enthralling story of passion, possession, exploration, and sacrifice from accomplished author Lily King.

 

Mark Lawrence – Prince of Fools
HarperCollins eBook

Billed as epic fantasy à la George R. R. Martin, but on speed. The Red Queen is old, but still feared. Her greatest weapon is the Silent Sister who cannot be seen by most. But now war is coming and the queen needs help from her family—specifically her ne’er-do-well grandson who is one of the few able to help. Best Fantasy Books Blog: Most Anticipated Books of 2014.

 

Vicki Pettersson – The Given
HarperCollins eBook

This paranormal noir novel features a private investigator who is also an angel–literally.Book 3 in the Celestial Blues series. 60,000 print run.

 

Lisa See – China Dolls
Bloomsbury eBook

This sure bestseller tells the tale of three young Chinese women in 1938 San Francisco, where the World’s Fair is set to open and the city is alive with possibilities. A war is brewing in Europe, as the three very different girls become fast friends until their dark secrets are exposed. 200,000 print run.

 

Juan Gabriel Vásquez – The Sound of Things Falling
Bloomsbury eBook

The winner of this year’s International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is the first South American author to win. Edmund White called it a “gripping novel, absorbing right to the end.”

 

Susan Wiggs – The Beekeeper’s Ball
Mira eBook

Bella Vista’s rambling mission-style hacienda, with its working apple orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, is the idyllic venue for Isabel’s project…and the perfect place for her to forget the past. But Isabel’s carefully ordered plans begin to go awry when swaggering, war-torn journalist Cormac O’Neill arrives to dig up old history.

 

Tom Wright – Blackbird
Canongate eBook

Wright was shortlisted for a CWA John Creasey Award with his last book. This one is called “a scorching crime novel.”

 

Nonfiction

 

Christophe Bassons – A Clean Break: My Story
Bloomsbury eBook

Bassons is a former professional cyclist who stubbornly refused to dope, and was the only professional who dared speak openly about the topic when a scandal first broke in 1998. His career was successful until he saw other men he had once bested pass him up as they began using performance enhancing drugs. His book was first published in French in 2000, but this is an updated edition that includes the recent revelations about Lance Armstrong and doping.

 

Fip Buchanan – Drawing & Designing Tattoo Art
F + W Media eBook

The author shares his more than thirty years of experience in designing and drawing tattoos from start to finish. He also includes a chapter on tattoo styles applied to graphic design.

 

Nigel Cawthorne – A Brief Guide to Agatha Christie
Constable & Robinson eBook

Cawthorne examines the recurring characters in Agatha Christie’s more than 80 novels and short story collections, as well as her life and working methods. He also takes a look at the adaptations of her work.

 

Fodor’s Turkey: Full-Color Travel Guide
Random House eBook

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Joseph Polansky – Aquarius 2015: Your Personal Horoscope
HarperCollins eBook

This is just one title in a complete series by Polansky. Check the Marketplace cart for other astrology books. Very reasonably priced!

 

Joanna Rakoff – My Salinger Year
Random House eBook

Rakoff paints a vibrant portrait of a bright, hungry young woman navigating a heady and longed-for world, trying to square romantic aspirations with burgeoning self-awareness as she lives with J. D. Salinger for a year. Charming and deeply moving.

 

Chris Waters – 10 for 10: Hedley Verity and the Story of Cricket’s Greatest Bowling Feat
Bloomsbury eBook

A new history of one of England’s greatest cricketers whose career ran from 1930 to 1939. In a legendary match he returned figures of 10 for 10—a world record that still stands.

 

For Kids and Teens

 

Daniel Blythe – Emerald Greene and the Witch Stones – Ages 12 and up
Andrews UK eBook

Emerald Greene is the new pupil at St. Agnes’ school in Meresbury, but she is a girl without a past, without a family or friends. When Jess and Richie decide to befriend her they find that she lives in a mansion which doesn’t exist and can see things nobody else can see.

 

Miller Caldwell – Lawrence the Lion Seeks Work – Ages 5-6

Where did all the animals go after they no longer worked at the circus? It takes a wise owl to help Lawrence determine that he does have skills that can be used for other jobs.

 

Fani Marceau & Joelle Jolivet – In This Book – Infants and Toddlers
Chronicle Books eBook

A concept book with animals and people. “I am in the poppy,” said the bee. “I am in the nest,” said the bird.

 

Philip Reeve – Starcross – Age 10-15
Bloomsbury eBook

Art and his family go on a fantastic free holiday to the Asteroid Belt near Mars. But nothing is as it seems—the hotel slips back and forth in time, the other guests behave strangely, and it is up to Art and his sister Myrtle to solve the puzzle of the man-eating starfish which roam freely nearby.

 

Nichola Reilly – Drowned – Teens
Harlequin UK eBook

On the island of Tides, dry land dwindles more at every high tide. Coe is one of the few remaining teenagers on the island, and she must struggle for survival. But when the King falls ill, leaving no male heir, Coe is invited into the privileged circle of royal aides. She soon realizes that the dying King is keeping a secret that will change their world forever.

 

Mario Routi – Rebecca Newton and the Sacred Flame – Teens

Rebecca’s life changes forever when she is abducted by Turgoth, ruler of the Kingdom of Beast. Though she finds that she has feelings for Turgoth, they fight on opposite sides in a land of mythical creatures and ancient gods.

 

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